Friday, May 30, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #49: Animals!

No, this has nothing to do with today being the last day of school! Although, my classroom has felt like a zoo this week! The last week of school is always crazy with the deadlines, finishing report cards, last meetings and such. I'm looking forward to a restful summer!

Zoo was my animal inspiration and I guess I'll dedicate it to my first and second grade class! They're not animals but a little wild at times! I used the Zoofari set and the stamp a majig to place these animals in the windows of the new Fresh Cuts notes set! I handwrote the sentiment since there isn't a stamp with this phrase. Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #48: Color Challenge!

This week it was red, white and blue. I chose Real Red, Whisper White and Brilliant Blue. I also used this layout from one of my groups Weekly Challenge and sent it off to a gal from that group! (Shout out to Rhonda, my challenge partner, and all in our SSUS crew!)

Stamps: Polka Dot, Amazing to Zany
Cardstock/Ink: Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White
Other: Embossing powder, Embossing Buddy, Stylish Silver Hodgepodge Hardware Kit, Large and Small Star Punch

Make sure to check out what the other BC members came up with this week. I'm sure they will put you in a patriotic mood!!! Happy Memorial Day!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


From June 1-30, Stampin' Up! is providing an advance purchase opportunity for the Fresh Cut stamp set (#111634) and coordinating Fresh-Cut Notes (#111882). These two products will be included in the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog.

Customers: Purchase the sneak peek Fresh Cut stamp set for $21.95 and add on the coordinating Fresh-Cut Notes for just $5.

Hostesses: Hold a $400 workshop, and receive the Fresh Cut stamp set and coordinating Fresh-Cut Notes FREE.

Here's a sympathy card I literally whipped up in 10 minutes using these new tools...did I mention that this set is DIE-CUT???? Mounting the set is included in my 10 minute time frame!!!

Contact me and we'll set up a party for you right away! OR call me to get in on having a taste of the new catty right away!!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #47: Layout challenge!

Welcome to the Blogger's Challenge this week. Our challenge was to be inspired by the layout on page 21 of the Occasions Mini (have I mentioned that they have extended this catty until June 30th? It's an awesome one to have a little longer!!!) Anywho...This is my take. I made mine a Father's Day card for my dad. I used Kraft cardstock (a favorite of mine!) Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue and Blue Bayou. I used the paper piercer and Mat kit to put the holes in and handstitched using the Linen Thread. The stamp sets are Lovely as a Tree and Short and Sweet.

***NOTE: All Stampin' Up! materials were used to make this card and no materials were harmed in the making of this card!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Color Inspiration #9

I'm on a roll tonight! I have another posting (hint to scroll down and see the first post from tonight!) This time, I participated in's color inspiration challenge again this week. I used the same sketch as my first post tonight and incorporated the colors. The colors for this week are: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, So Saffron, and Old Olive. Thanks for looking!!!

***NOTE: All Stampin' Up materials were used to create this card and no materials were harmed in the making of this card. Sets used: It's a Sign and Sweet Shapes.


CPS #64

I found this cute layout challenge (actually have been stalking this layout challenge for awhile but this one really drew me in...didn't hurt that if you participate, you could win a Scor-pal!)Here's the layout:

Here's my card that I am participating with. I think I'll use this one for my FIL on Father's Day. Thanks for looking!

***NOTE: All Stampin' Up materials were used to make this card and no materials were harmed in the making of this card.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #46: Mother's Day!

I am so glad that I had a back-up for the Blogger's Challenge this week. I made my cards on Sunday and filmed them. Then, sent them off to my mom, Steve's mom and Steve's grandma. Well, the last card was meant to be my challenge and here's the blurry cruddy picture:


BUT...I have a back-up!! Here's the card I made for both my mom and Steve's mom. I like things fair so they got the very same design:

Here's another contribution. I forgot that I had made this one about a month ago and sent it in to SU for a contest entry.

Thanks for looking at my cards! Blessings to you and go and check out what the other Blogger's Challenge gals came up with...I know that I will!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Color Inspiration!

I've been a fan of for a little while now and I finally found time to participate in her color challenge. This is #8! The color challenge was Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White. I used Smarty Pants which is one of my favorite SU stamp sets! Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 02, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #45: Graduation

I am not afraid to share my age with you...I graduated from high school in 1989. I gave the salutatorian speech (don't be too impressed...I graduated with 23 in my class!!!) and thought we had the world in the palm of our hands. Life didn't turn out the exact way I thought but I am way happier this way! I surely didn't think at that time that the girl who almost failed art (yep, that's me! I got an F on the final project, though!) would be sharing art with you like this!!!

I knew graduations would be coming way too fast, so I began a few grad cards early! No special technique on this one but I think it's a great for a male grad!

Here's the recipe:
Stamp sets: Stamp of Authenticity, Great Grads
Cardstock/Ink Colors: Kraft, Very Vanilla, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip
Other: Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for looking!