Friday, November 29, 2013

Fab Friday 32 - Too much turkey edition

Hi stampers!  Who ate too much turkey...and everything else yesterday?  I did!  So today's post is short and the photo is un-edited!  I'll try to fix it if I get a chance but I'm about to fall asleep at the keyboard...poor planning as usual :-)  And my momma is here and has way more stuff planned for us that I was expecting, lol!  With us moving she's trying to fit all the quality time in she can and I'm ok with that!!!!  I'm so thankful for my family and friends!  I have the best!  And I'm thankful for all of you, my friends who live in my computer :-)  I've been MIA again, I know but it's been crazy here and is just getting more so with everything that's going on!  I'll try to do better and hopefully once we move I can really get focused and get in the groove!

Anyway, we have a fun and festive color challenge at Fab Friday this week!  And since it's the day after Thanksgiving it's officially the Christmas season!

And here's my card.  Again, I'll try to fix the photo later!

And I'm off to give into the food coma!  Make sure to play along once you've recovered from yours and got all your shopping done!

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

I'm a Christmas freak!

Hi stampers!  While this post is going live Tuesday night just to make sure everything works right, make sure you come back on the 20th for the full November Control Freaks Blog Hop!  You've probably just come from the fantabulous Jan Tink's blog!  She is one of my stampy heroes!!!  And I'm excited to be sandwiched between two freaks I know in person and had fun with at convention :-)  But don't worry if you've joined us in the middle because we make a nice endless loop so just keep clicking and you're sure to hit all the stops!

The theme for the month is my favorite!!!!!  Christmas!!!!  It's no secret that I LOVE Christmas!  However, I do wait until the day after Thanksgiving to put up my decorations...card making not so much, ha!  Along with my stamping obsession I also collect Hallmark Christmas ornaments.  It's something my dad has done all my life and it was something we did together especially after my parents got divorced, it was kind of our thing.  I'm scare to know how many we have between the two of us!  ;-)  Anyway, on to the obsession at hand...the stamping!

First up is a pretty yet I think, stunning card with the single Christmas star.  I really like the encore metallic inks!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Christmas star, Many merry messages
Paper:  Whisper white, cherry cobbler
Ink:  Cherry cobbler, gold encore
Accessories:  Neutrals glimmer brads

Next up I'm finally sharing my Christmas swap with the Freaks.  I was a bit nervous for my first swap and I hope everyone liked it!  I got some gor-jus things back!  I think I was crazy to design a card that had rounded corners....think 4 times 30 some punches!  WOW!  My hand was sore...good thing I'd gotten the punchboard because that's the corner rounder I used!
Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Christmas collectables, be very merry, positively chevron
Paper:  Whisper white, crumb cake, chocolate chip, old olive, cherry cobbler
Ink:  Crumb cake, old olive, cherry cobbler
Accessories:  Christmas ornament punch, circle punch, basic rhinestones, polka dots embossing folder, envelope punch board

And finally, another simple Christmas card.  I seem to be making more clean and simple designs lately as opposed to over the top things.  And the endless wishes set makes wonderful CAS cards!  For this one, I pulled out pear pizzazz, a color that I've neglected lately!  I'm editing this to add that since this set was SO uber popular it's sold out for good :(  So, if you waited to get it you've missed out.  We are all way bummed!  And now it's back to the drawing board for an upcoming class of mine!  I'm still going to use it to inspire those of you who were quick enough to scoop it up but just be aware, it's sold out :(

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:   Endless wishes
Paper:  Whisper white, real red
Ink:  Real red, pear pizzazz
Accessories:  Basic rhinestones

And there ya have it!  Now head on over to the next stop on the hop at Cindy Elam's blog!  Love her stuff and her!  We got to bond at dinner one night at convention this year :-)

Happy stamping!

Get Ready!

Hi stampers!  Quick note here to let you know that the holiday sale is starting tomorrow through December 2nd!  This is SU's version of Black Friday so you get a head start on all those crazy day-after-Thanksgiving shoppers (I may more may not be one of them ;-)).

So, make sure to check back tomorrow here and on my online store to check out the deals!  AND there are a few doorbuster's tomorrow only!  Get 30% off the:

  • Stampin' trimmer
  • Simply scored diagonal plate
  • Many marvelous markers

Remember, that's 24 hours only tomorrow!  The other deals are good until the 2nd!

Happy stamping....and shopping ;-)

HSS 173

Hi stampers!  Happy Tuesday!  You know what that means!  It's time for another challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments!  This week we have a sketch for you!

Now let me apologize again for another crummy picture.  I think I have finally figured out the problem. So, if I get to it, I'll try to re-edit this one.   But there's a lot going on.  I guess it's probably ok to let the cat out of the bag now and tell you that we will be moving!  And not just across town!  We aren't sure exactly where yet but my wonderful hubby is going to be getting a new job.  His last day is today and then we'll both be off for a while, eek!  Anyway, our town is kind of dying so we thought it best to try something different!  Wish us luck! :-)

Anyway, enough with the moving talk (I hate moving...I'm sure you'll hear plenty about that in time) and onto the card!  It's hard to tell in the blurry picture but I cut a tag out of whisper white and stamped my main image after I'd adhered it down to the base.
Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Endless wishes
Paper:  Whisper white, Bermuda bay
Ink:  Bermuda bay, strawberry slush
Accessories:  White baker's twine, basic rhinestones, brights buttons

You are so going to get sick of seeing this stamp set, lol!  I just love it!  Ok, now go check out the rest of the DT samples and play along!

Happy stamping!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Fab Friday 31

Hi stampers and happy Friday!  I can't believe it's mid-November already!  While I'm all about Christmas time is just going too fast!  But since time marches on, it's time for another challenge over at Fab Friday!  And you really should play along because we only have a few more challenges until we take a break for the holidays!

It's time for a sketch and here's a fun one pulled straight from the pages of the Holiday Catalog!

The catalogs are a terrific resource for ideas!  You can copy a card exactly as is or you can just use it for color and sketch inspirations.  I look through the catalogs quite often and pay more attention to the actual card layout than the cards/images themselves.  If you find yourself stuck for a sketch or that to be the hardest element of cardmaking like I do you should try looking for sketches in the catalogs!  You can change up the colors, elements, and images to suit your needs!
Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Santa's list, Christmas messages
Paper:  Whisper white, crumb cake, season  of style DSP
Ink:  Old olive, cherry cobbler, craft whisper white
Accessories:  Cherry cobbler baker's twine, dazzling details, hung up cute clips

The card this sketch is based off of can be found on page 9 on the bottom right corner (and also on the bottom center of the cover).  It's hard to tell in the photo (and I know it's kind of blurry but I'm still fighting with GIMP) but there is dazzling details on the little pom pom on the end of his hat and the whole card is sponged with craft white ink.

Now make sure to check out the Fab Friday site and see the rest of the amazing samples and then play along!

Happy stamping!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thankful Thursday

Hi stampers!  I'm still on a roll with fall/thanksgiving/thank you cards!  I really like the way this one turned out!  Although I can't say the same for the photo...I'm still having issues with my editing program or the way my pictures are coming from my phone.  Not sure which it is!  I need to ask the Bada-Bing IT department....aka the hubs ;-)

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Truly grateful, fabulous phrases
Paper:  Whisper white, sahara sand,
Ink:  Whisper white craft, basic black
Accessories:  Thankful tablescape kit, autumn accents bigz die, linen thread, chalk marker

I'm kind of obsessed with the birchwood paper from the tablescape kit and of course with chalkboard looking stuff both of which you have probably already figured out if you've seen my blog lately :-)  The little placard from the kit also makes a really easy "chalkboard".  I just stamped on it and used my chalk marker (that thing is cool) to draw some lines on it.

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wood on wood

Hi stampers!  I'm cranking out the fall cards this week even though it doesn't feel much like fall after it snowed yesterday (UGH) and it was like 34 degrees out!  Hopefully it gets warmer like they say it will as I have a 5k on Saturday and while I like to run when it's cool I'm not a fan of COLD at least when I'm not used to it yet!  And my mom is walking and I'll never hear the end of it if she's cold :-)

Anyway, my card for today is what I'm calling wood on wood as it mixes the birchwood paper from the thanksgiving tablescape kit with the woodgrain embossing folder.  I should send this to my in-laws as they are adding hardwood to their family room this week and have been struggling on which way to lay it as it's a different shade from the rest of the hardwoods in the other rooms :-)  All the ladies say since it's different it should run perpendicular while the menfolk say it should be parallel:-)  I'll have to go visit soon and see what way won!
Stampin Supplies:
Stamps:  Gently falling, truly grateful
Paper:  Very vanilla, crumb cake, early espresso core'dinations
Ink:  Early espresso, chocolate chip, pumpkin pie, crushed curry, raspberry ripple
Accessories:  Thankful tablescape kit, linen thread, sanding block, woodgrain embossing folder

I pulled the layout and general idea from a card I had seen on a challenge blog.  And the picture is a bit wonky.  My editing software is on the fritz and some of the settings got changed and I can't figure out how to make them go back....

And finally, have you checked out the Stampin' Up blog and store lately?  There is a lot of new fun stuff like an ornament kit and some fun MDS classes.

Isn't this ornament cute!  It's just like the one featured in the Holiday Catalog.  And everything is already cut and scored for you!  All you need is some hot glue!  There's also a video on the SU Youtube channel showing you how to assemble it!

And here's some of the CUTE images from the MDS classes and downloads!

Make sure to chose me as your demo if you order though!  The link there won't take you to my personal store.

Happy stamping!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Pop & Place

Hi stampers and happy Monday and happy Veteran's Day!  Thank you to all the veterans past and present who protect our freedom especially my Uncle Harold who was a POW in the Pacific.  He's one of the most incredible people I've ever met.  If you're a history buff like me you can google Harold Bergbower and read some very interesting interviews he's done and watch some videos.  His story is quite amazing and it's beyond a miracle he survived!

Anyway onto the project for today!  I pulled out my pop & place tags and Christmas tagables  photopolymer set.  This set and these cute little tags are really fun and make it easy to make a cute card!  They just aren't for tags!  In fact I don't know if I'll make a single tag with them actually!  It's also cool that they come in a little booklet!  I have a number of them already stamped and just waiting to pop onto a project!  The folder has some pockets so you can squirrel them away!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Christmas tagables
Paper:  Whisper white, baked brown sugar, season of style DSP
Ink:  Craft white, old olive, cherry cobbler
Accessories:  Cherry cobbler baker's twin, pop & place tags, basic rhinestones, circle punch, doily

It's hard to see in the photo but there is about a quarter of a doily sticking out behind the 25 and December.  It looked a little bare so I added that and LOVED the outcome!

See, perfect!  Oh, and for my polka dots I simply used a sponge dauber.  I'm kind of obsessed with doing this right now!

Ok, time for a run!  Happy stamping!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Confession Friday

Hi stampers!  I have a confession...or two!  I'm obsessed with chalk board stuff right now!  Chalkboard cards and home decor prints specifically!  I've been playing in MDS for home decor items and making up lots of cards!  I hope you won't get tired of them when I share, ha!  For whatever reason chalkboard stuff is hot right now and I have to say I love the look!  Now, if I can just get my MDS stuff finalized and sent to print!  I'm kind of bad about that...guess that's yet another confession.

And while we are talking obsessions I might as well tell you I'm totally obsessed with the endless wishes photopolymer set!  It was SO popular it was sold out last week!  But it's back now so make sure to get yours!  You can make endless combinations with the greetings!  I love it!

So, I couldn't wait to combine a couple of my obsessions into this chalkboard card using the set!  It has a major chalkboard look!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Endless wishes
Paper:  Whisper white, basic black, coastal cabana
Ink:  Craft white
Accessories:  White embossing powder, basic rhinestones

The chalkboard look is really easy to do.  If I can find my memory card I'll try to make a video!  It makes a big impact too, I think!  I just love this!  I think I should have added some real red but I'm not sure where.

So what are you obsessed with right now????

Happy stamping!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Better Late Than Never

Hi stampers!  Two days in a row, can you believe it?  LOL!  Although I'm a bit late today.  We had some BIG things going on this morning so please send us some thoughts and prayers for the next few weeks, ok? :-)  Anyway, I figured since pretty much all I've done this afternoon is sit on the couch I could blog, duh!  So, while the hubby watches the Blues game and I feel like it's midnight or something already (dang time change) here we go!

I really love fall!  I love the cooler weather, the return on pumpkin spice lattes and the red cups at Starbucks!  Why does a peppermint mocha taste better/more pepperminty out of a red cup? LOL!  And who doesn't love leggings (which are probably the reason I keep eating badly...I mean leggings are all stretchy!), sweaters, hoodies, boots, and scarves!!!!!???  I also love the look of fall.  And who doesn't love leggings (which are probably the reason I keep eating badly...I mean leggings are all stretchy!), sweaters, hoodies, boots, and scarves!!!!!???  Then there's something about the sun in the afternoon that I just love as well!  And the leaves!  With the drought last year the trees weren't all that pretty but they are beyond brilliant this year!  I can't remember them being this gorgeous in years if ever!  If only we had a trip to my mom's farm to see them there!  Anyway, since I LOVE fall so much I probably need to get busy stamping some fall cards!  So here's one I whipped up the other day!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Wonderfall, fabulous phrases, my paper pumpkin kit
Paper:  Very vanilla, crumb cake
Ink:  Crumb cake, early espresso, baked grown sugar
Accessories:  Linen thread, witches brew and epic day washi tape, regals candy dots, wonderfall bigz die

It's pretty simple.  The hello is from a My Paper Pumpkin kit and I wanted to use the Halloween washi tape for more than just Halloween.  There is a third piece of tape from the epic day collection but it's hard to see in the photo as it's crumb cake in color.  The leaves are stamped once in full strength and once stamped off.

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wishy Washi Wednesday

Hi stampers!  Ok, I have GOT to get my act together and not only start stamping but blogging too!  I guess I'm not too good at time management when I'm not crazy busy and when I know I have "time" to put things off until later, lol!  Not that I ever actually DO those things....dah!!!!!!

Anyway, I'm going to TRY to get my you know what together this week and stamp and blog!  Of course about the time I think I have a plan a wrench gets thrown in, like today!  I had kind of forgotten my mom was going to be in town while my step-dad had some things to do and she needed to borrow my car.  Which that's all fine and dandy and so is the fact that she bought me an impromptu Panera lunch but it means I haven't gotten much done by the time Ronnie met up with us and ate his lunch and then they came back to play with my little doggie!  It was very nice especially on a dark and dreary day and especially since we've been cutting back and I don't even remember the last time I had Panera which if you know me at all is a big deal, lol!  Anyway, you see what I's always something, right? :-)  But I gotta get it together!!!!!  Anyone else feel that way especially with the holidays coming? :-)

So anyway here's a quick little card I made a while back.  This would be super easy to mass produce for your holiday cards, it's cheap supply wise and it's super mailable!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Many merry messages
Paper:  Whisper white, chocolate chip, real red, old olive
Ink:  Real red
Accessories:  Merry minis punch pack, season of style washi tape

See how simple but cute it is!?!?  There are so many things to do with washi tape!

Ok, maybe I can get some stamping and blogging done during the CMA's tonight.  I'm in a bit of a depression about Nashville (which ranks near the very top of my favorite TV show list) not being on tonight!  I've said it before, I just love that show!  Jon just laughed at me last week as I was yelling at the TV, lol!  I love me some TV!!!!!  But hopefully stamping can get me through my withdrawal tonight!

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

HSS 172

Hi stampers!  It's Tuesday and it's time for a new challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments!  I know I've been kind of MIA but we have a lot going on around here right now and I can't share much of it right now (no I'm not pregnant which is always what everyone thinks....) but I've been busy with a few other things.  And I just haven't had many ideas.  Period.  Which is no fun....

Anyway this week is a soft and pretty color challenge!

I chose to use the endless wishes photopolymer set that I'm all sorts of obsessed with right now and do an outside the box Christmas card.

I think it turned out pretty well!  It's much prettier than it appears in the picture, ha!  The blue flakes stand out much more!

Make sure to check out the HSS blog and play along!!!!

Happy stamping!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Fab Friday 30

Hi stampers!  Ok, this is going to be short and sweet.  We stayed at my in-laws handing out candy way too long and I have to get up early for an appointment out of town so even though you're seeing this Friday I'm writing it Thursday night when I should be in bed!

But since it IS Friday it's time for another challenge over at Fab Friday!  This week is a color challenge that I think fits the season well!

And here's my card.

Ok, no supplies because I'm beat.  I also think I have a minor concussion after getting accidentally whacked in the head last night so I need my rest!  And it's the first time I've had to get up "early" and get going since Jon's surgery.  No lounging around drinking my coffee and watching GMA in the morning!  First world problems!

Make sure to go check out the DT's work and play along ok?

Happy stamping!


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