Sunday, November 30, 2008

More Sneak Peeks for tomorrow night's release :)

Good Morning! I have two more sneak peeks to show you of the stamp sets that will be released at All That Scraps, tomorrow at 10pm est. We will have a release party so come have some fun!
This first set is called Winter Bear. He's just adorable! All I did was color him with Copics and added some highlighting and some liquid applique to his hat, oh and glitter to the snowman, what snowman can be without glitter :)

It's a FUN set!!
The next card uses Sadie. This set is called Wintertime Sadie and Pepper by Jen at Stampin Spot Studio. The sentiment comes in the set too :) I love the Sadies, she's just so adorable!
I paired Sadie with some snowflake paper and some Bazzill cardstock. I used my nestabilities to cut the salmon frame. I colored everything with Copics and added the highlighting. Then I added the embellishments from Sandylion and the ribbon. The card is a little brighter IRL. I couldn't quite get the colors right on my computer, sorry :( Another fun Sadie set!!!

Our quote for the day: "Nothing is too small to know, and nothing too big to attempt. " — Sir William Van Horne

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderfully warm day (it's snowing here and we have about 1 1/2 on the table on our deck!)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Sneak Peek of Sugarplum Snowy Scenery

Good Morning! Sneak Peeks for the new All That Scraps stamps have started. These two cards are made with the Sugarplum Snowy Scenery set.

I really enjoyed making these cards. Other than the pop-dotted snowmen, they are one-layer cards. That doesn't happen too often! There are so many pieces in this set, it's fun to create scenes. I used only stamps from this set for both of these cards, see LOTS of pieces, sentiments too :)

For both of them, I stamped in Memento black and the snowflakes in Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue, colored with Copics, and then added lots of glitter, shimmerz (in the windows), white highlights and a ribbon. You should try a one layer card, the focus is definitely on the stamp set! :)

Our quote for the day: "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. " — John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Have a wonderful day and I hope you got some of your Christmas shopping finished yesterday.......(I didn't go shopping yesterday, I worked instead. I'm not a crowd shopper and would happily pay a little more to avoid the crowds :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

ATSDTC28 - Christmas Ornaments

Good Morning! I love these challenge mornings, it makes me get my blog post done in the morning! This week's was a bit of a challenge for me........thus why it's called a challenge :) I love to alter things, but making something completely from paper isn't something I usually do. I was blog hopping the other day and saw these on Taylor Van Bruggen's blog and I couldn't wait to try them.

So, this is what I came up with. I LOVE them and I'm planning on using some as name tags for Christmas gifts too!! Mine are double sided, I cut two of the backgrounds and punched them at the same time so the punching would match and then used my Xyron to put the adhesive on so they would be completely attached at all points. You have to play around with the size of the squares you use based on the punch you use. I used a Fiskars punch and my outside squares were 3" and the inside ones were 2 5/8"
I colored Monkey with Copics and added liquid applique and glitter to his hat. (I add the glitter while the liquid applique is wet, before I heat it). I added the white highlights with my essentials white pen (I think I like this one even better than my souffle pen if you can believe that :) I pop-dotted Monkey up so he sticks out a bit. Dew drops were added to the points of both squares and then I added the ribbon. These were fun! I will be making some more!

We'd love for you to play along with the challenge. Be sure to check out the ATS blog a little bit later to see other projects.

Our quote for the day: "Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." - Marcel Proust

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sit Back, Relax & Enjoy

It's that time of year. Be thankful and enjoy your blessings :) We will be home for Thanksgiving this year and that means no turkey for us! I'm not a huge fan of turkey and Cliff isn't stuck on having it for Thanksgiving either although both of us grew up having turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. Anyway, we've started a new tradition in our house and when we're home for Thanksgiving we have something other than turkey. The past couple of years it's been King Crab Legs....YUM! Ben and Sara chose what we are having so they are very much into this tradition although they both like turkey and would also be happy having that. Oh well on to the card :)

This one was done for the Color Challenge on SCS - this week it's very vanilla, going gray, and really rust. I don't have the Stampin Up colors so I always improvise :) This is a stamp I saw on someone's blog (sorry I don't remember who) a long time ago and I loved it so I googled until I found it, it still makes me smile :) The sentiment is from Stamping Bella and the papers are from Basic Grey - Ambrosia, Bazzill and Cosmo Cricket. I also used Bazzill Stitches for the flourish and may arts ribbon. It was another fun challenge.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving week (if you don't live in the US - I hope you are having a great week :) Any different Thanksgiving traditions you have in your family? I'd love to hear about them. Leave a comment and lets hear some!!

Our quote for the day: "My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me." - Henry Ford

Thanks for stopping by and try to Color Challenge on SCS if you get a chance :)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sneak Peek of new AmyR stamps!

Good Morning! Today's cards are sneak peeks of AmyR's new stamps which will be released tomorrow (Monday, Nov. 24th) at 10:00pm est at All That Scraps.

On to the cards: the little onesie is part of the set as well as the sentiment :) You know Amy, she wants us to have everything we need when designing a card and she's good at providing it in her sets too!

I also used the Nestabilities Labels 2 set for the mattings of the onesie! Of course I added ribbon and dew drops. I also used scraps of paper I had. Sorry, I'm on a roll using scraps :)

The next card was soooooooo much fun! I love this sentiment!!!! Again I used scrap papers, but coloring these shoes was a blast! I used Copics and then my essentials white pen for highlights. There is also a little glitter pen (silver) on the rain boots :) Gotta get some bling in there somewhere :)

Our quote for the day: "There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort. "
— Jane Austen

That quote is me to a "T" :) Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Monogram Cards

I'm back again :)
These are what I've been working on. I recently purchased the JustRite Monogram sets and decided they would make GREAT Gift Card sets. I sent some to my sister and here are mine :)
I LOVE that I can make them with whatever kind of theme I want. Christmas, snow, flowers, spring, summer, plaid, polka dot, blue, pink, green whatever!

Here are pictures of them up close. They're FUN and everyone needs cards to have on hand....just in case :)

Just wanted to share :)
Have a GREAT evening!

Giving Thanks

Good Morning! Yes, I still have a couple minutes till noon :) It's snowing here this morning, so everyone at my house is moving pretty slowly :) The snow is beautiful though, since I don't have to go out in it :)

I have finished up my Thanksgiving cards and soon they will all be on their way to their recipients. This is the last one I made. I looked on the back of the Hero Arts November stamp set and there was a card with this leaf background and I just loved it so I used that as my starting point. The cornucopia is from Kim Hughes at Cornish Heritage Farms. I used eyelets on this card (they had done that part on the hero arts card too) - I was excited because I hardly ever use eyelets anymore, mostly brads.....hmmmmm! I used scrap papers and I colored with prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits.

I have some other things I would like to finish today and maybe even post, so maybe, just maybe, I'll post twice in one day :) We'll see though because we found Guitar Hero World Tour (the one with the drums, mic and guitars) so I've been playing that some lately too :) Ben and I already played this morning :)

Our quote for the day: "There’s always room for improvement, you know—it’s the biggest room in the house. " — Louise Heath Leber

Thanks so much for stopping by and check back soon, you might find something new before tomorrow! :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

ATS Wednesday Challenge

Good Morning! It's ATS Wednesday Challenge morning! As you can see below our challenge this week was to use acetate!

You can't see the acetate on my card very well and I took some pics at different angles to see if I could make it more obvious, but that didn't work, so I'll just tell you about it :)

I stamped and colored my Glam Girl first and then used her to determine how big I wanted the window in my card. I cut the window then covered the whole card front with my Basic Grey paper and cut the window out of that too. Then I put the acetate over the window from the inside of the card. I stamped the background of the red background paper and attached Glam Girl to it and then pop-dotted the background to the back side of the front of the card to make a sort of shadow box. The I embellished the front of the card. It was fun!!

You can go to the gallery of All That Scraps or later on today to the blog and see more examples of using acetate. Then you can participate too, by going to the Challenges section of the Message Board at All That Scraps. We'd love to see your creations!

Our quote of the day: "I base my fashion taste on what doesn't itch." - Gilda Radner

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I wanna be a Rock Star

Good Morning! I know I missed Halloween this year, but next year I think I'll dress up like Miss Rock Star below :) How fun is this??? As I was making this card, I just kept singing rock songs. :)

She is part of the new Glam Girls III set from All That Scraps. The background paper is from DCWV and all the other pieces are scraps, including Bazzill Bling scraps. The silver paper is a thin metallic paper that I got at Hobby Lobby a LONG time ago. I colored with Copics, twinklettes and stardust pens. You can't tell from the picture, but EVERYTHING sparkles on this card :)

On the agenda for today.....laundry. What are you doing today? Something fun I hope, I did get a Christmas present finished last night and hope to do another one tonight. Hope to have some stamping time too :)

Our quote for the day: "In giving advice seek to help, not to please, your friend." - Solon

Have a fabulously productive day :)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving.....almost :)

Good Morning! Do you realize Thanksgiving is in 10 days? I really have to get my Thanksgiving cards out, but the problem is, I'm not finished making them. So today's card is from a challenge on SCS. The challenge is here. I decided to make mine into a Thanksgiving card. This challenge was definitely a challenge for me. Putting together the folds took me a few minutes, but I love the way the medallion turned out.

Also on my list for today is to get some things for Christmas ready. Since we live so far away from our families I always have to mail our gifts early. Last week I really felt like I was doing well getting things together, but yesterday dh told me that Christmas is only 6 weeks away........ACK!!! I LOVE the advent season and I love to have all my stuff finished so I can really reflect and enjoy it! So today will be a busy day :)

Our quote for the day: "The love we give away is the only love we keep. " — Elbert Hubbard

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful and productive day! :)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Ready for some hot Coffee?

Hi! It's 5:44 pm and it looks like it's 10:00 pm outside. We went to our high school's Volleyball game today, they were playing for the state championship. We lost to a team we had already beat this season. Both teams played very well and it was so much fun to watch. Since Sara plays volleyball it was fun for her to get to see the varsity girls go so far with their team. We just got home about an hour ago and I already have my pajamas on. Friday was a really long day for me so I'm ready to RELAX!

Remember I told you that Quickutz was selling these tag sets 2 tags for $1? Well this great one is the other style I was telling you about. There really is a white little note card that goes on the inside of it, but I took that out and put a gift card in it instead. I used lots of scrap papers and some hero arts stamps. I paper pieced the cup and colored the "coffee" with Copics. I also added glitter to the 'steam'. Oh, the tags are just solid green, I added the dp strips to it.

I didn't get my scrapbooking room cleaned yet, imagine that! But I'm going to make this short so I can relax a bit and maybe get a card or two made :)

Our quote of the day:

Believe while others .. By William Arthur Ward

Believe while others are doubting.
Plan while others are playing.
Study while others are sleeping.
Decide while others are delaying.
Prepare while others are daydreaming.
Begin while others are procrastinating.
Work while others are wishing.
Save while others are wasting.
Listen while others are talking.
Smile while others are frowning.
Commend while others are criticizing.
Persist while others are quitting.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful evening!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday's Review Preview

Good Morning! We have a chance of SNOW again today......brrrrrrrrrrr!
Today is
This is such a fun set illustated by Diane Zechman. You can cover lots of occasions with this fun cupcake set! My card below is obviously for Christmas. The fun part was adding all the details to the penguin. He has white flocking on his hat, glitter on the candy cane and the ornament top, shimmerz on the cupcake top and I paper pieced the cupcake liner. FUN!!! The Happy Christmas sentiment is from "Christmas Around the World" (I love that set too)!

You can go to the ATS blog to see more previews of the Cupcake Occasions set.

Our quote of the day: "Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess. " - Edna Woolman Chase

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Happy Turkey Day

Good Morning! I guess it's time for some Thanksgiving cards mixed in with Christmas cards and winter cards, maybe a birthday card and a thank you card for good measure. There certainly are lots of choices of cards to make this time of year. :)

This Thanksgiving card was inspired by the Quickutz tag. It comes with the belly band around it and the stitching around the tag. They were $1 for 2 of them at Archivers. So of course I bought some. There is a different style too but I'll wait to share those when I come up with a project :)

I started with a brown card base. I used Cosmo Cricket dp ( both sides again :) and distressed all the edges. I used my turkey Quickutz die and Quickutz Moxie font for the Happy Thanksgiving. I really like that font!
I added ribbon and dew drops and some doodling around the turkey and that was it. Easy as can be!

I have to do TONS of laundry today because I haven't done any since before the girls and Tyler came and I also want to clean my scrapbooking room again. For some reason, when I clean it, I only clean off my table so I have room to work. This time I would really like to clean the whole room. We'll see how that works :) Then we have a chorus concert tonight, I love those :)

Our quote for today: "We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. " — Joseph Campbell

I think I have shared this quote before, but it's one of my favorites so I am sharing it again!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wednesday's ATS Challenge

Good Wednesday morning! It's time for another ATS Challenge. This week's challenge was to make a Christmas card that would be easy to mass produce for those of us who make LOTS of Christmas cards. :)

This is my take on the challenge. I just took strips of Bo Bunny's Christmas line and created a background for my focal image. Wow, what is that focal angel you might be saying :)
Well, Christine has released a Digi Line of images. For $4 you can download a sheet full of angels to color and use on your cards or scrapbooks. They are adorable. The one I used, I printed the full sheet of all of them and this is the size it came out, perfect for my card. You can also use them individually and re-size them.

I am definitely NOT a digi scrapper, but using these as the focal image and still getting to use my papers, ribbon and dew drops etc. worked out really well for me. In fact, it was FUN!! The sentiment I used on the one is from Amy R's Christmas Sentiments set.

You can play too! Make your card and upload it to the ATS Gallery and be sure to use the keyword ATSDTC26. We would love to see your creations!

Our quote of the day: "Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours. " -Dale Carnegie

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Here are my babies :)

Good Morning! Just thought I'd share what I've really been doing for the last 5 days! Don't you think he's worth doing NOTHING else??? :) We really had a great time with Erin, Amy & Tyler being here. I miss them already (they went home yesterday evening). Tyler is so much fun. If you're a grandparent you know what I mean :)

Poppa was taking pictures and these are two of many that I love. He has a bunch more than I will probably be sharing with you in the next week or so (he takes huge files so it takes me a while to get them like I want them for the blog). I'm just so thankful that they came up to see us.

In this picture Amy and Ben are standing and Sara and Erin are sitting. They were playing around and laughing at Dad during this 'pose'. I just love this picture!!!

Okay, this has to be a quick post so I will share the quote of the day, I just wanted you to see my babies :)

Our quote of the day: "A life lived with integrity - even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come. " - Denis Waitley

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll be back tomorrow with something new :)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

A Sugarplum Preview :)

Good Morning! It's cold here, no snow, but it looks very cold outside!

Today's card is a preview for more Sugarplum images. This one is Sugarplum North Pole. There are so many cute images, Santa, Rudolph, elves, toys, just fun stuff! You can go to the ATS blog to see more samples made with this set. Remember that they will be released Monday evening at 10:00pm eastern time.

For this card, I stamped the images in Memento black ink and colored them with Copics with some glitter pen touches and some white souffle pen highlights. I used Imaginisce papers and glitter brads and Offray ribbon. I just LOVE these stamps. They are so much fun to play with!!

Our quote for the day: "In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. " — Albert Camus

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a warm and wonderful day!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

the Glam Girls Return!!!

Good Morning! We're going to take pictures of all the kids and Tyler tomorrow so I can show you who I've been talking about for so long! Although Tyler keeps saying that he doesn't want to take pictures.......hmmmmmmm! Bribing usually works though ......... :)

This card is made with the NEW Glam Girls - woo hoo!! They are so much fun! You can go to the ATS blog to see more samples of the set. The set will be released Monday, November 10th.

For this card, I used the birthday glam girl and SEI papers with some ribbon and some prima flowers. The background red-ish paper is from a package of paper from Target, the infamous dollar spot :)

Our quote for the day: "Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless." - Jamie Paolinetti

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Introducing Forest Friends by Stampin' Spot Studio

Good Morning! It was so much fun this morning, when I woke up and heard our grandson, Tyler, talking in his bed, but his Mom wasn't quite ready to get up yet, so I went and got him and took him down with me to get Ben and Sara's breakfast ready for them. Tyler was so warm and snuggly :) He helped me get Ben and Sara ready for school and we watched them drive away and waved to them. I'm already enjoying him sooooooo much. Last night, Cliff and I took him to Target with us to get some groceries and of course a little toy for Tyler. He got Maracas that sing and count and tell colors. I'm sure the people on the plane with them when they are going home will 'love' me :)

My card today, is using a soon to be released set by Jen Ofiana - Stampin' Spot Studio. It's called Forest Friends and is filled with LOTS of little animals and sayings and such. It's adorable!! You can go to the ATS blog to see some fabulous samples using this set. I colored my image with prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits. I can see myself using this set for many many occasions!

Remember the sketch from Amy Westerman from a few days ago. I used it again today :)

Our quote for the day: "A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men." - Anonymous

Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Introducing Cupcake Occasions

Good Morning! Our girls and grandson are coming today - Woo Hoo!!!!!! :)
This morning's card is to introduce you to yet another set that will be released Monday, November 10th. This one is called Cupcake Occasions and is illustrated by Diane Zechman.

It's is so much fun to play with. There are two cupcake bases and LOTS of cupcake toppings to add. My sentiment on this card is from the set as well. This is going to be such a great release....LOTS of new sets available and they are all fabulous!!!

For my card, I started with Bazzill cardbase and added Heidi Grace We are family/ medium trees dp (I love this paper). The back side of this paper is the brown with white polka dots that is matting the turkey cupcake. The photo corners and scalloped circle were cut with Cosmo Cricket dp (some scraps I had left :) I inked pretty much everything, added some ricrac, some doodling, some dew drops :) and some bling. That's it! This is a great set! You can go to the ATS blog to see some more samples made with this set. You can also go to the dt's blogs listed on the right of my blog for more :)

Another new set will be previewing tomorrow so check back :)

Our quote for the day: "You were born to win, but to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win." - Zig Ziglar

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Wednesday's ATS Challenge and November Release Preview (whew...)

Good Morning! It's getting colder here. Tomorrow the high is supposed to be in the 50's and we've been in the high 70's and 80's lately! We also have a chance of snow Friday, they say just flurries........ But our girls and grandson will be here tomorrow so I really don't care what the weather does....they don't get to see much snow so that is the upside of it :)

Okay, on to today's ATS Challenge, it's a sketch challenge as you can see below :) Another tip of mine....I have a sketch journal (it's actually just a spiral bound medium sized notebook that my husband got on one of his business trips and I haven't even altered it yet........someday :) I put all the sketch challenges in this journal whether I use them at the time or not and I always put the "key words" by them so when I do use them eventually I can give credit to the proper person. For instance the "key words" for this one is ATSDTC25. When you go to Jen's post about this sketch challenge she tells you that. Anyway, by having them all in one place (and I put sketches from many different places in the same journal) I can flip through them and find one that will work for me anytime I need to. Okay off my soapbox again :)

Here is my take on this sketch challenge. As you can see I flipped it so I could use it for my preview of CC Designs "Christmas Around the World" set that will be released on Monday, October 10th! This set features Birdie from Olivia's birdies set and Monkey is also featured in this set along with Merry Christmas sentiment in many languages (I stamped mine on the perimeter of my card :)

I used Bo Bunny's Christmas line for this one and colored with Copics, with some white souffle highlights. I also used white flocking for Birdie's hat (I love flocking :) Around the 'Merry Christmas circle I punched holes with my paper piercer and used DMC embroidery floss to backstitch around the circle then when I cut out my extra ornaments I cut a slit in the hanger so they could hang from the floss. This was a fun sketch to use. You should try it and upload to our gallery :) You can find the details here.

Our quote for the day: "We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us. " - Virginia Satir

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

the ATS Previews are it's Sadie & Brandon

Good Morning! There are so many FUN All That Scraps new stamp sets that we will be previewing starting today :) The release is Monday, November 10th. Today I'm previewing Sadie playing soccer. Jen also will be releasing Brandon playing soccer so you can go to the All That Scraps blog to see more samples and some of Brandon too :)

This is a great set because Jen included a numbers set so you can put whatever number on the jersey that you want. And the flag is blank but she included some soccer sayings so you can personalize that too! When I started playing with this set, lots more ideas came to mind, but I really like the idea of doing thank you cards for the coaches because they volunteer their time and it's ALOT of time. My kids have been involved in sports since they were very little and I truly appreciate their coaches, this is a way to express that in a very fun way!!

Okay, lots to do, first go vote!!!!! It's a priviledge and a responsibility that we all are given. Please take advantage of it and help direct the path of our country. Okay, off my soapbox now :)

Our quote for the day: "Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. " — Anthony J. D'Angelo

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day - and remember to vote :)

Monday, November 3, 2008

from the Inspiration Box

Good Morning! It was so nice this morning having lots of daylight to wave to Ben as he left this morning, Sara had to go really early for show choir. I really like the getting light early part of this time, but until it gets cold and I'm ready to come home early and stay home in my jammies in front of the fireplace, the getting dark early part doesn't excite me :)

This card is one that I used my inspiration box for. I was flipping through some older cards I have made and one with a basic layout like this jumped out at me, so I used it. I made some slight changes, but that's what inspiration is all about, not copying completely, but getting ideas from :) Once again I found myself using both sides of a double sided paper, I just really love them!! This one is from Scenic Route and I LOVE the design and the colors of it. I love it so much that I bought 2 pieces instead of 1 :) The Happy Thanksgiving stamp is from Stampendous and the glitter leaf is from MAMBI.

I have a ton of stuff to do this week as our daughters and grandson are coming Thursday morning, I'm giddy :) But All That Scraps is starting previews for the November releases tomorrow, so check back often. These new sets are fabulous!

Our quote for the day: "The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image." - Brian Tracy

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a terrific day :)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Using Scraps and Turkeys

Good afternoon! Yes, I did sleep in the extra hour this morning did you? :) While I was drinking my coffee and blog surfing this morning, Amy Westerman's post for today immediately caught my eye. I really love her blog anyway, but today's post was very eye-catching to me and it uses scraps, that's a win-win! So, I decided I would try her card myself. Mine didn't turn out nearly as eye-catching as hers, but I did use scraps and I did use a stamp new to me (someone gave it to me cause she didn't want it anymore, thanks Crystal :)

Ok, yes, I'm going to make you look at my card first then I'll link you to Amy's blog so you can see hers. I used Cosmo Cricket paper again one that was double sided so I just used both sides, my cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder that I inked with chestnut roan after embossing, dew drops :), primas :) and I colored the turkey with prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits.

Okay, now that you've looked at mine, I'll show you Amy's incredible card. Amy, thanks for being such an inspiration to me!

This was a fun card to make and I will be making more, playing with card sizes and such. Give it a try and link your card here so I can see too :)

Our quote for the day: "They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them. " — Mahatma Gandhi

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Crackled Challenge

Yes, you read that right, a crackled Santa :) One of the SplitCoastStampers challenges from last week was to use some kind of crackle and you know how much I love challenges, so I jumped on this one because I wanted to do that with this particular stamp. So, here it is. I don't think you can see just how much crackle is on Santa, but it's pretty much and it's very cool.

I took walnut ink in a dauber bottle and put some over the top of the crackles so it went down into the cracks a little bit.

If you want to participate in the challenge, you can find it here. It's fun........ :)

Our quote for the day: "Pay no attention to what the critics say... Remember, a statue has never been set up in honor of a critic!" - Jean Sibelius

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!