Saturday, March 29, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #40

I can't believe that I haven't posted anything since the last challenge! It's was Spring Break here and having all 5 kids home all week didn't allow Mommy very much time to play! Ha ha! This week's challenge was "Spring Flowers". I was trying to do something bright and cheery without using the usual "Spring colors" - I'm not sure that I achieved that! Although I like the contrast of the colors, I'm not sure I would call it "bright and cheery". Oh well! Sometimes things just don't turn out as well on paper as they do in your head! Happy Spring everyone!
All supplies are Stampin' Up!
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Whisper White
Inks: Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Craft White, Versamark
Stamps: Spring Solitude (Hostess set), Three For You, Polka Dots & Paisley
Other: Three for you Punch, Silver Brads, Turquoise Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #39

The challenge this week was to use the color combo of Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip and Real Red. I think these colors actually look great together! My post is a day late - I've been fighting a cold and my brain has been too foggy to even try to think! So I almost just skipped this week - then I came across a little kit that my bling sista, Lisa Martz, had given to me from one of her classes. It already had Soft Sky and Chocolate Chip and a design! I didn't have to think at all! It was for a beautiful tag. I didn't have the same stamps that she used, so I improvised a little and put the tag on the front of a card so I could incorporate the other colors that I needed. It didn't turn out too bad for being sick and unable to think! ha ha! Thanks Lisa!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Happy Good Friday and Easter!

I hope everyone is having a great start to your Easter holiday! I'm sorry that I've been away for a few days, but we have all been fighting colds AGAIN! What is it this year? There has been more sickness going around than I ever remember before. I think I'm finally starting to feel a little better though.

These are some boxes that I made for Hope to take to her preschool friends. I'm sure all the parents just LOVED the fact that I sent home that messy chocolate! I got the idea from my stamping friend, Cambria, she rocks!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Blog Candy Winner!

Today the blog candy winner is.........drum roll please..........Lorri! Congrats! Lorri if you could email me your address, I'll send out your fabulous prizes!

Stay tuned and I will post a new project and some more blog candy to win!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Blog Candy Winner, New Project & More!

Congratulations to Kelli for winning the blog candy! Woo Hoo Kelli! But not to worry! There's more for the rest of you to win!

This time around I'm giving away 3 onesie gift bags & 2 hershey nugget boxes that say "boy oh boy" on them. 4 of the Hershey nuggets fit perfectly inside them. A little stamp and stampin' spot ink pad, the retired wrought iron corner slot punch, and an Alphabet brass template for embossing or stippling. Just leave a comment on the new projects posted and you'll be entered to win!

The new project posted is a treat bag that I made for my 3 year old to take to preschool with her on her birthday. They are just lunch bags that I used my circle coluzzle to cut the hole, stamped it with the Time Well Spent set and made my little ladybug with the Pick a Petal set and some circle punches. We filled them with the "Bug Bites" graham cracker cookies. All the kids loved them!

Blogger's Challenge #38

This was my birthday card submission for the Blogger's Challenge Week #38. I used the color combo Summer Sun, Blue Bayou and Wild Wasabi. I used the stamp sets, So Many Scallops, Birthday Whimsey, Celebrate Everything and I just love the "Whoo Hoo" saying from the Just Celebrate set. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Stay tuned - later tonight I will announce the winner of my blog candy and post some more to give away. Don't have time to do that now cause I gotta start supper!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Anniversary Card

This is the anniversary card that I made for my brother and sister-in-law for their anniversary. Their anniversary is on Valentine's Day, but I didn't want it to look too much like a Valentine's Card. I love the Berry Bliss Paper - ALL of it! It has all my fave color combos.
I used the Stampin' Up! set Love and Joy.

Outlaw Card

I made this card for my sister. (No....that's not why it's called the "Outlaw Card"! LOL!) I CASE'd it from one of Beate's cards from her blog - sort of! I started out copying hers and it ended up being a little different than hers. I just love all her stuff! I was really sad when the Outlaw Designer paper retired.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Pink Ladybug

My friend, Lisa, and I are joining in on a color challenge that a fellow blogger posted. She is awesome - Hi Kristina! I get a lot of inspiration and ideas from her. You can view her blog here. We had to make a project and post it using these colors: Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate, Pumpkin Pie, and Pretty in Pink. I love all those colors! Here's what I came up with.
Stamps: Pick a Petal (Stampin' Up!) & a couple of clear stamps that I got out of the $1 bin at Michael's!

Gift for a Friend and more Blog Candy!

This is a gift that I made for my good friend, Kris! Hi Kris - love ya! It was her birthday and there is a funny story that goes with why I gave her this gift! She is part of our small group from church that meets at our house on Sunday nights for a bible study. During Christmas time our small group did a White Elephant gift exchange, and I have to tell you, her family had THE best gifts - the kind that you're suppose to have at a White Elephant exchange! They really cracked me up! Well, my gift that I opened from Kris was this jar candle, but not just any jar candle! It was half burned, the glass was black and the wick was gone so you couldn't even light it anymore! Ha ha! So I cleaned up the jar and told my husband that I was going to make it in to something and give back to her. Enter our Designer Series Papers, a jew Rub Ons and Voila! She loved it and we got another good laugh out of it!

My blog candy this time is 2 sheets of star and balloon templates, a pack of pretty bling, bling snowflake embellishments and a little baggie with a small stamp and a stampin' spot ink pad. Just leave a comment and you will be added to the drawing to win! I will draw a name on Friday and add new items up for grabs - it's just gonna keep getting better!

Would "anonymous" please email me and give me your address so I can send you your fun and funky fibers and your magnet tins that you won? Congrats! Thanks for playing along!

Monday, March 10, 2008

New Project and Blog Candy!

Hey everyone! I'm doing a little Spring Cleaning in my craft stuff and have a lot of stuff that I don't use anymore, or it's retired Stampin' Up! stuff that I can't use anymore, etc. But instead of filling up my trash can, I thought I would give you guys a chance to win it! Today the blog candy that I have available is some fun funky fibers. You can use these on your cards or scrapbook pages, or whatever projects you want to! All you have to do to win is to leave a comment on my project picture that I have posted. I am going to start doing this regularly so you can get used to visiting my blog on a regular basis! I have been trying to post new projects on there every week and hopefully will more frequently. I will randomly pick a winner from all the comments. Now for my new project:

This is a butterfly paperclip tin that I got on clearance at Office Max. I bought every single one that they had! They have a magnet on the back so you can stick them on your fridge, your file cabinet or whatever. I used ribbon around it with some punched out flowers and circles and then used some punches and chip board shapes for the top. It was a fun and easy project - hey! How about I throw in a couple of these for the blog candy prize too? OK! So leave those comments! Feel free to browse around and look at my other projects that I have on here too - check back for more!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #37

This card was really fun to make! I cut a piece of cardstock the long ways (4 1/4 x 8 1/2), folded it in half and then just used a ruler and cutting blade to make the triangle shape - remember to make the top of the triangle at the top of the hat! Leave about an inch or more of the fold at the top while cutting your shape to open and close the card. I used the Celebrate Everything set, the polka dot background stamp from the Polka Dots & Paisley set and I actually used one of the snowflake images from the Snowflake Spot set on the scallop punch at the top! You can't see that it's a snowflake, but I thought that it gave it a sort of "confetti" look. I kind of snipped in between the scallops to make it look more like a tassle. Let me know if you have any other questions about it! Thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Blogger's Challenge 36

OK, I'm finally getting mine posted! I liked this layout - it was simple, but very versatile. I killed two birds with one stone with this one! I made this card for my daughter that just endured a tough week of soccer tryouts for her high school (she's a freshman) and she made the team! Whoo Hoo! Go Silverhawks!