September 30, 2009

This is the week of our state fair, but it doesn't look like my family and I are going to get there this year. We go every year and sometimes two or three times and we always have such a great time, but the weather this week has been cold and rainy. It's too cold for the baby and my son is too big for a stroller this year and it might be too much walking for him. We really don’t have the money to spend this time and my husband’s job isn’t looking very good right now, so I guess we'll skip it this year.

My card today is for the sketch challenge. I used an older SU stamp set from 1999, called Holiday Helpers. I stamped the images, colored them using my SU markers, and then cut them out.

I couldn't find any dp that had red and brown in it, so I decided to make my own. I took the Merry Christmas stamp from SU's Greetings 4 You stamp set and I stamped it repeatedly (along an angle) using Close to Cocoa and Real Red ink.

I'm not quite sure that I like the way my card turned out. I'm thinking I have a bit too much brown for a Christmas card. I added a wider red ribbon to help off set the brown. Maybe I should have layered this on a white card base, I might have to try this again.

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September 29, 2009

Today's is my son's turn to take snack into preschool and he's so excited. I took him to the store yesterday and I let him pick out anything that he wanted. He picked out chocolate pudding and pretzels, so I hope they like his snack. I think my son is more excited about being the leader for the day rather than hosting snack for the day. He's at such a cute age, the littlest things excite him.

This is my card for today's color challenge. What a great color combination we have this week: Pretty in Pink, Sage Shadow, and Going Grey.

I really love these colors together, but I'm not too sure about my card. I'm still deciding if I like it and I've been working on it for a few hours now. I keep trying different things with my card, but I can't figure out what else to try.

I made my card by coloring the flower stamp using my SU markers and my background paper was stamped using pretty in pink and going grey ink. I added some white and grey dots to the pink card stock. The butterflies were punched out using the MS 3 in 1 butterfly punch and then I added a drop of liquid pearls to the centers of them.

The thinking of you sentiment is from SU's Warmest Regards and my ribbon is from Offray. I couldn’t figure out how to add ribbon to my card, so I just ended up using some ribbon tabs along the right side.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for looking!
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September 28, 2009

Happy Monday to you all! It's going to be another busy week for me with preschool starting, but we are all still adjusting to our new schedule and I'm sure once we have our routine in place getting ready for school will go smoother.

This is my card for yesterday's featured stamper challenge. The featured stamper was NancyRuth. Here's her card that I decided to case. I kept the same colors and I used the same stamp set, but I changed the layout and I added a few more layers following last week's sketch challenge.

I also made this card for last Friday's limited supply challenge- to make a SOS card. S- stands for the SU stamps that I used. The O stands for the 'one sheet wonder' dp that I made. And the last S stands for the satin ribbon that I used.

I used SU's Happy Harmony stamp set to create my card. I cut my dp using the osw paper that I made and it's layered using Almost Amethyst and Lovely Lilac card stock.

The punched out butterflies are from Martha Stewart's 3 in 1 butterfly punch and my ribbon is from Offray. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day! Pin It

September 27, 2009

Here's my card for today's Clean & Simple challenge. Today's challenge is a color challenge. The colors for the challenge are: pink, blue, green, chocolate (optional), and white or cream. I have to say this certainly was a challenge for me. I found that using four different colors was hard for me to keep it cas, but I guess that's why they are called challenges, right? LOL

My card was super easy to make. I just colored my stamp using my SU markers and then I stamped the image on my card stock.

I stamped it once along the bottom of my card stock and then I turned the paper around and I stamped it again. I had to use my stamp-a-ma-jig to be sure that I got my image lined up the way that I wanted it. I also added a few small dots to the center of the flowers using the fine time of my chocolate chip marker.

I used my scor-pal to create the decorative scoring you see above my stamped image. I decided not to add a sentiment at this time, because I thought I could add one later when I needed. This way I could make this a birthday card, thinking of you card, etc.

This flower stamp is from SU's Garden Silhouettes stamp set. This set is one of my favorite stamp sets, I find myself using this stamp quite often! My ribbon is from Offray.

Thanks so much for looking! I hope you all had a great weekend.
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September 24, 2009

Boy, it sure was a hot one here today! And just when my husband took out all of the air conditioners! I'm hoping today is the last of our hot days. In the morning it was cool and breezy, but later in the day it got pretty hot outside. I felt bad for my son who I dressed in jeans and a tee shirt for preschool. When I picked him up from school he was so hot and all he wanted was a drink. I'll have to be more careful of the weather and dress him accordingly.

I'm sort of glad that the hot weather will soon be over for us here. I am so afraid of bees that it's not even funny, but this little guy doesn't bother me. He's a free digi image from Dustin Pike and I love the way my card turned out. I made my card using Monday's CAS challenge sketch.

After I printed out this image, I colored it using my SU markers. I added some dots in the upper and lower right hand corners. And then I added two bits of ribbon on the upper left side of my main image panel. It might be hard to see in the picture, but after I colored the umbrella pink, I added some black dots using my SU black marker and some white dots using my white gel pen.

My sentiment is from SU's Warmest Regards. Thanks so much for looking!
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September 23, 2009

This is the card that I made for yesterday's color challenge. The colors for today's challenge were: Elegant Eggplant, Summer Sun, and Black. Well, these were the alternate colors, usually there are in colors in the challenges, but I don't purchase the in color items.

Again, I decided to make another card using this week's CAS sketch challenge. The daisy image is from SU's Upsy Daisy stamp set.

I think I made a mistake with the butterflies I added. I'm not quite sure that I like them with the dots and silver pearl in the centers of them. I think next time I'll just leave them plain.

Originally in the upper right hand corner I did some paper piercing, but I made a mistake while piercing the paper and I had to try and come up with a way to hide my mistake. I ended up using my word window punch to punch the eggplant card stock. Then I added a silver brad and adhered them both to my card. I sort of like the corner treatment and my mistake here worked out for the better.

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September 22, 2009

Well, I hope you all had a great day today! I'm just starting to feel better again. This cold really has me down these past few days, but I did find some time to make a few more cards for today's Clean & Simple challenge.

Today's challenge was a sketch challenge and I think it's such a quick and easy sketch that I just had to make a few more.

My first card I made using an image that I received in a Christmas image swap. I'm not sure who the image is made by, but it sure is cute and I certainly would buy this stamp if I found it.

Basically all I did was to color the image, add a few bling gems on the snowflakes, and assemble my card using SU decorative paper, ribbon, and silver brads. I colored my image using SU markers and the ice was water colored. My sentiment is from SU's Warmest Regards.

This is another card that I made using an image that I received in the same Christmas image swap. The polar bear image is from SU's Polar Express stamp set. Again, all I really did on this card was color and assemble.

I colored the polar bear using my watercolor crayons and blender pen. The scarf was colored using a Real Red marker.

I stamped the Real Red card stock using the small snowflake stamp from SU's Snowflakes stamp set and white craft ink. My sentiment is from SU's Great Greetings stamp set.

I added three small bits of ribbon on the left side of my image. My ribbon is from Offray.

I'm not that crazy about my last card that I made. Again, this was a stamped image that I received from a swap that I was signed up for.

I'm not quite sure who makes this stamp. I did see it on splitcoast, so I'll have to check it out and update my blog post. *Edited to add* I just found out who makes this stamp, it's a Stampendous image.

Again, I just colored and assembled my card. The coloring was done with SU markers and I added some white dots and stripes on the presents using my white gel pen.

I also added some gold brads over the red ribbon and I added one real red brad in the center of the ornament bow (I really do not like the brad that I placed there, but I can't fix it now). Pin It

September 21, 2009

Here's my card for today's Clean & Simple challenge! Today's challenge is a sketch challenge; two of my favorite challenges, CAS and sketch! This is the card for which we were to follow the sketch.
I decided that I'd better get going on my Halloween cards. I don't send out that many Halloween cards, but I do make a few each year. I didn't do very much stamping on this card, but over all I'm happy with the way it turned out.

I went to my local Target the other day and I found some really great pattern paper in the dollar spot. Good thing I bought the Halloween packs of paper because; I couldn't find a ghost stamp so I ended up cutting out the ghost from a piece of the pattern paper. The smaller horizontal pattern paper is from the same pack. Not too bad for $1, right?

I cut the letters BOO using my Cricut and the Happy Halloween sentiment is from SU's A Haunting We Will Go stamp set. The eyelets that I added in each corner are from SU. I don't use eyelets very often and I should, I kind of like they way they look. I'm hoping to have some time later in the week to make another sketch card, I just love this sketch! Thanks so much for looking!
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September 20, 2009

Hi everyone! Well, it's another beautiful day here. The sun is shining and it's nice and cool, I just wish that I felt better so that I could enjoy it. My daughter was sick with a cold last week and her doctor said that it was highly contagious and that it is likely that everyone in the house will get it; and so far the baby is the only one who hasn't got it (thank goodness).

Today's featured stamper is tankgrl, congrats Heather! I chose to case this card from her gallery. I've always wanted to try and make one of these cards and her card gave me the perfect start. The things I changed on my card are: I used a different stamp set, different ribbon, my sponged background is a bit different, and slightly different colors of blue.

I made a mask by cutting a large rectangle using my Coluzzle template. Then I took the mask and placed it over my card and I began sponging using Bashful Blue ink. The rest was pretty easy. I just started stamping my snowflakes using Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, and Night of Navy ink (the Night of Navy ink was stamped off onto a piece of scrap paper first).

I added some bling gem stones to the center of the larger snowflakes. I tied my ribbon with some SU silver cording. Then I took the ends of the cording and I tied them together in the center of the knot in my ribbon. I'm still deciding if I like the way my ribbon treatment turned out. For some reason my ribbon looks a lot darker in my picture than it really is. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by. I'm off to make my card for tomorrow's CAS challenge.
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September 18, 2009

Happy Friday everyone! I'm looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend. I'm just planning on doing some house cleaning and laundry, but I feel a cold coming on.

This is my card for today's limited supply challenge. For today's challenge we were to create a card using 'spooky' colors. I was shopping the other day and I found some great items in the dollar spot at my local Target store. As soon as I found this paper I thought it would be perfect for Halloween. The pumpkin stamp is from SU's A Haunting We Will Go stamp set.

I just stamped the pumpkins and colored them using my SU markers. I then added some dots along the edges of my main image to match the black dots that are in the pattern paper. I decided not to add a sentiment on the front of my card. I'll stamp Happy Halloween inside my card. My ribbon is from Offray.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day. I'm off to get some much needed rest.
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September 17, 2009

Currently I am hosting a Clean & Simple Christmas card swap. Now that the kiddos are back in school I have some more free time and I decided to host another swap. If anyone is intersted in joining us I'll post the link here. We've been playing some games and I've given away a few prizes already. Everyone is welcome to join and you can use any stamps you would like, just as long as your card has a Christams or Winter theme and it is a CAS card. I've hosted two other CAS card swaps and they were both a great success!

And speaking of my CAS Christmas card swap, here is one of the cards that I've made for my swap.

I decided to make my own decorative paper and being that my cards are for Christmas I used red and green ink. I stamped repeatedly using the two smaller snowflakes stamps from SU's Snow Swirled.

When stamping your cardstock for making your own decorative paper you will want to make sure that you stamp in every little space. It might look very busy at first, but when you cut it up into smaller pieces you will see that it isn't so busy after all.

The first picture shows what my sheet of cardstock looked like once I was finished stampin it and before I cut it. Sometimes this is reffered to as a OSW, or a one sheet wonder cards/technique.

The second picture is of my completed card. The sentiment is layered on Real Red card stock and my ribbon is from Offray.
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September 16, 2009

Happy Wednesday to you all! Well, it's the middle of the week and another beautiful day here in Pennsylvania! I just love this kind of weather. It's not too hot or too cold and soon our yard work duties will slow down. We have to take care of my husband's grandmother's yard as well as ours and with the addition of our baby girl this year, this summer has been very hectic. Fall is my very favorite time of year. I love being outside with the kids raking leaves. I'll have to post some leaf pictures in a few weeks.

Here's my card for today's sketch challenge. As soon as I saw the sketch I knew exactly which stamp set that I wanted to use. This image (and sentiment) is from SU's Essence of Love stamp set. When I first saw this stamp set I thought, UGH! is that ugly, but once I got it and I started playing around with it, it quickly became one of my favorites. That just teaches me not to judge a stamp by the image.....LOL Okay bad pun, but you know what I mean, I hope.

I used my SU markers to color the stamp and then stamped it onto my card stock. It took me a little while to color the image, and I had to 'huff' the image very well before stamping it. You should see my husband shake his head at me when I'm huffing...LOL He thinks I'm nuts, but it really does make a huge difference when stamping.

That's about it for my card, it's pretty straight forward. I followed the sketch for my layout and as for my color choices, well the color wheel made me do it! I had no idea what colors to use and I got out my trusty old color wheel. See I knew I bought that for a reason!

Lastly, I added some glitter onto the flowers and I stamped and cut out the butterfly image and added that to my card. Thanks so much for looking and have a wonderful day!
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September 15, 2009

Here's my card for today. Today's splitcoast challenge is a color challenge. The colors for today are pretty in pink, close to cocoa, and white. This was an easy challenge for me today because pretty in pink is one of my favorite colors. I was thinking that I should make another wedding card for yesterday's CAS challenge, but now that my card is finished I'm not quite sure if it's clean enough, although I think it would make a lovely wedding card.

I used my SU Thoughts & Prayers stamp set. Using my SU markers I colored the stamp and then stamp it on my card stock. I punched out three small butterflies using the 3 in 1 Martha Stewart butterfly punch and then I added a dab of liquid pearls in the center.

My white layer is punched using the Martha Stewart lace border punch. I created my background by repeatedly stamping the small flower trio stamp from SU's Live Your Dream stamp set. I added some white dots using my white gel pen. The sentiment is from SU's Warmest Regards and my ribbon is from Offray. Thanks so much for looking! I hope you all had a wonderful Tuesday!
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September 14, 2009

Here's my card for today's Clean & Simple Challenge. Today's challenge was a theme challenge and the theme was to create a wedding card.
When I need to make a wedding card, I find myself usually using white card stock and my Cuttlebug. I guess because I feel that the Cuttlebug can create elegant cards so quickly and easily.

I used my Cuttlebug and Cuttlebug embossing folder called 'Just My Type' to create the embossed portion of my card. This particular folder is a set of five small strips, so all I did was run the small strip folder through my Cuttlebug and then I turned the folder around and I embossed again just above my previous row.

Right above my embossed area I used my Scor-pal to create three straight score lines. My ribbon is over top of these lines, but I just wanted to mention it in case you couldn't see it.

I didn't have oval punches large enough, so I used my Cricut to cut out the two ovals at the top of my card. Then I stamped my sentiment and I stamped and cut out the small flowers. The flowers are from SU's Fairy-tale Wedding stamp set. I stamped them using Silver Encore ink.

Finally, I added some liquid pearls (white opal) to the center of each flower. My silver and white ribbon is from Offray. Thanks for looking!
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September 13, 2009

Here's my card for today's featured stamper challenge. Today's featured stamper is steubner, congrats Shannan! Here is her card that I decided to case. I kept the same sketch that she used, but I changed the stamps and the colors.

I just purchased this stamp set (One of a Kind) and I wanted to try it out and this was the perfect card for it. I made my own decorative paper by stamping the smaller flower stamps repeatedly on my Pretty in Pink card stock using Pretty in Pink ink. Then I used my white gel pen for some white accent dots.

On the main image panel I stamped the larger flower and colored it using my Pretty in Pink SU marker. I then added a black button and I tied a small piece of black and white gingham ribbon in the center.

I didn't have any lace to put on my card like on Shannon's card, so I decided to add a small strip of black card stock instead. I used the faux stitching technique on my card. My ribbon is SU.

Have a great day! I'll be back tonight with Monday's CAS challenge sample card!
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September 12, 2009

Hi everyone! Well, the weekend is here and today wasn't really all that busy for me. It's been raining all day and cold and gloomy. My husband was just saying that it's soon time to take the air conditioners out of the windows. Before you know it fall will be here and I'll be raking up leaves in the back yard!

Well, on to my card for today! Today's splitcoast challenge is an inspiration challenge. I chose this shirt for the inspiration for my card. I do not have very Halloween stamps, but I did find a Halloween cat stamp that's similar to the cat on the shirt that I chose.

I just stamped my image and colored it using my SU watercolor pencils and blender pen. I layered my image using Only Orange and Black card stock and then I used the faux stitching technique all along the edges. My sentiment is from the same stamp set A Haunting We Will Go and my ribbon is from Offray. I hope you all are having a great weekend so far! Now I'm off to check out Sunday's featured stamper!!!
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September 11, 2009

Happy Friday! I really liked the challenge for today, but I didn't have time to make a card for it, so I'll have to try tomorrow. I did make this card yesterday so I thought I could post it for today.

My sister in law gave me some SU items that she purchased awhile ago and she's decided that she doesn't have time for stamping. I wanted to make her a thank you card using one of the stamp sets that she gave me and this is what I came up with. I know she likes rubber duckies because her one bathroom is all duckies!

I really liked the way the ducky was made on this card, so I used it to get me started with mine.

I stamped the duck using Yo-Yo Yellow; and boy was it bright! I ended up using my Watercolor crayons and blender pen to try and tone down the yellow, it's still bright, but not nearly as bad.

Then using my stamp-a-ma-jig I stamped the Brilliant Blue hat and Only Orange beak. I stamped the wheels using Real Red and then I punched them out and adhered them to my card. I decided to add a ribbon around the duck's neck and a thinner ribbon for the pull string of the duck. My sentiment is from SU's Great Greeting's stamp set.
Well, it's getting pretty late now and I'm off to bed. My baby didn't sleep very well last night and my older daughter isn't feeling very well, so I really need my rest tonight! Have a great weekend! Pin It

September 10, 2009

Hi everyone! My husband's grandmother came over for a visit and I really didn't have too much house work to do, so I was able to visit and take it easy today.

I did have time for a quick challenge card. This is my card for today's ways to use it challenge. For today's challenge we were to find ways to use the color red. Well, with Christmas not being too far away I decided to make yet another Christmas card. I'm not sure if I'm happy with my card, I might have to try and make this one again.

The candy cane stamp that I used to make my card is from an older SU stamp set called Holiday Blocks. I've always wanted to make a candy cane card using this stamp and today's challenge was the perfect opportunity to ink up this image.

My card was really quick and easy to make. I just stamped the candy cane image three times using Real Red ink and then I punched them out using my square punch (1 1/4") and the Real Red layer using another square punch (1 3/8").

Using my scor-pal I embossed horizontal lines on my white background paper. I was trying to mimic the pattern of the candy canes. I also decided to keep my card red and white, the color of candy canes. The sentiment I used is from SU's Season's Greetings and my ribbon is from Offray. Thanks for looking and have a great day!
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September 9, 2009

Today has been a super busy day for me. I've finally finished up my canning for this year. My husband and I canned tomatoes, and peppers & onions. I also did a case of canned tomatoes for my brother in law. My husband said we should can more things, but sometimes I think it's just not worth all the work when some items I can buy cheap enough in the grocery store. I'm glad that I've finished canning and that my kitchen is back to normal.

This is my card for yesterday's color challenge. The colors for the challenge were Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, and Black. Well, as soon as I saw the colors for the day it made me think of my DD Grapes stamp set. This was one of the very first stamp sets that I purchased.

I stamped the grapes using Elegant Eggplant, the ivy using Old Olive, and for the black I ended up using the splatter stamp from SU's Itty Bitty Backgrounds and I stamped over the entire panel using black Stazon ink. I had a hard time trying to incorporate the black into my card, so I decided to just add a small piece of black card stock using my Martha Steward lace punch.

The sentiment is from SU's Small Script stamp set and my ribbon is from Offray! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
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September 8, 2009

Hi everyone! Today is the first day for my son's preschool. He goes to school three days a week and it gives me some free time to get some stamping done, or house work so my husband thinks...LOL He'd better not be reading this ;)

My card for today is a super quick and simple card. I bought this decorative paper at Michael's a few weeks ago and I'm just now getting a chance to play with some of it. The dp is DCWV and it's called the Sweet Glitter stack. My ribbon I bought at the Offray outlet store near me. I almost always use Offray ribbon, it's so much cheaper than SU's ribbon and I think it's just as nice.

I just cut some decorative paper and placed it on my white card base, and then I tied some pink ribbon along the edge of the dp. I decided to make this a birthday card. I'm always in need of birthday cards, which is why I seem to make them all the time. My birthday sentiment is from SU's It's Your Birthday.
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September 7, 2009

Happy Monday! I won't be home most of the day today. We are going to my mother in laws house for lunch and then again for supper. I love not having to cook!

Well, it's Monday and it's that time again! Time for Monday's clean & simple challenge. Today's challenge is a ways to use it challenge. We were to create a card using dimensionals (pop up dots).
I decided to make another Christmas card. I've been making lots of holiday cards lately. I'm still hoping that I'll have enough holiday cards created throughout the year and it won't be so hectic once I'm ready to send them out. I sort of like the idea of having them all made ahead of time.

Here's what I did to create my card. (It was really easy to make). First, I took a scrap piece of paper and I stamped the tree image. Then I stamped some snowflakes along the top of the trees, next I sponged the background using Brocade Blue ink making the sponging heavier at the top and lighter towards the bottom.

Then all I did was to carefully punch out four squares using my 1 1/4" square punch and then adhere them to my Night of Navy background paper. For the top of my window I created a valance using a scrap piece of decorative paper and I used my scallop border punch along the bottom edge.

For the top of the window treatment I just punched a few holes and threaded some silver cording and then ended it with two brads, to make it look like a curtain rod. The valance part of my window is adhered to my card using dimensionals. It might be hard to see in my picture, but I finished my card by adding some DD glitter along the bottom of the trees. My sentiment is from SU’s Snow Swirled.

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday!
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September 6, 2009

Hi everyone! It's another super busy weekend in our house. I'm busy canning tomatoes and green & hot peppers. It's going to take me a day or two to get my canning finished, but I like doing it and the tomatoes make the best soups in the winter time.
We got our tomatoes and peppers straight from the local farmers, in fact we picked them ourselves, talk about hard work! That's one job I wouldn't want. My poor husband is complaining of a sore back, his legs hurt, and he's tired. I told him to get to bed early and this way I can catch up on my blogging!

Here's my submission for today's featured stamper on splitcoast stampers. Today's featured stamper is LMcAree. I picked this card to case because I really liked how she created her background.

So, I kept the same background and layout, but I changed the stamped image and colors. I decided to create a fall card and I used the pumpkin stamp from SU's Little Layers II. I stamped the image using Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive classic inks and then using my watercolor crayons and blender pen I colored in the image. Next, I punched out the Pumpkin Pie cardstock with a scalloped circle punch and my main image using a circle punch.

My background is created using my score-bug and scor-pal and my ribbon is from Offray.
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September 5, 2009

Not much time for stamping today. I've been really busy this weekend and right now my husband is at a concert, so I'm here with the kids trying to get them ready for bed and to top that off, I've started making some homemade perogies that I need to finish.

I just wanted to post that I have some Old Navy coupons available again. I'll have to check to be sure how many I have or sure. Off hand I know that I have a few $10 off of $50 or more purchase and I have one 20% off purchase when you buy a men's and women's item. I do have one $45 off $100 purchase, but I haven't decided if I will be using that one just yet.

If you are interested in any of the coupons that I have post a message for me with your email so that I can get back to you. My coupons are available on a first come basis.

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September 4, 2009

Happy Friday! I'm posting a bit later tonight; it's been a super busy day! I took the kids to the library today and they each picked out some books and a movie. I usually take them once a week and they really enjoy it. My older daughter handed in a volunteer form and she hopes to be able to volunteer on Saturdays. I'm secretly hoping that they call her because she really needs something to do, plus I'm thinking it will teach her some responsibility.

Earlier today I saw a blog challenge. The challenge is on Sheila's blog and it was to create a card using fall colors. This is my very first blog challenge, so I'm hope that I am doing this correctly. The stamp set she is offering was our inspiration piece for our card. Once I saw the cat image in TAC stamp set I right away thought of this image that I have.

I decided to use the cat in the pumpkin stamp from SU's A Haunting We Will Go. I came across this pattern paper and I decided to use those colors for my card (Really Rust, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, and White). I stamped my image using Black Stazon ink and its colored using Watercolor crayons and a blender pen. The Pumpkin Pie card stock layer is embossed using my Cuttlebug and Pumpkin Harvest embossing folder.

I ended up adding some sponging along the white base layer, it just seemed too white to me. My sentiment is from a Studio G fall stamp set (series 20). I also did some paper piercing in each corner of my main image. I also used an EK Success border punch, and large & small oval punches on my card. My ribbon is from Offray and the brads are SU.

I'd like to say thank you to Sheila for an opportunity to win an Angel Co. stamp set. I don't have any TAC stamp sets, so I'm crossing my fingers....he....he!
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September 2, 2009

Good Morning! Yesterday Miss Boo (Jen) has announced the new Autumn Design Team for her weekly Clean & Simple challenges on splitcoast stampers. And what a surprise it was to discover that I have been chosen as a DT member for this term! I am so honored and excited and I'd like to thank Jen and the former DT members for giving me this wonderful opportunity!

A few days ago I shared a few pictures of my son and baby daughter, so today I thought I would share with you all a picture of my oldest daughter. Today was her first day of school and ever since she was little I have always taken a picture of her on the first day of school and every year she complains about it, but I do it anyway...LOL Someday she'll thank me for it!

She started high school today, oh where does the time go? It seems like just yesterday I was taking her picture while she was headed off to her first day of kindergarten.

It was pretty quiet here without her, but she really likes school and I think she was looking forward to getting back to school and with her friends.

My card for today is for the weekly sketch challenge. The weather here is so nice and cool and it reminds me of fall, so I decided to create a fall card today. The image is from SU's Happy Fall Y'All. I'm not quite sure that I like this card, maybe it's the image that I don't like. My husband isn't too crazy about this stamp set and I usually take his opinion to heart.

Anyway, I stamped the image and colored it using Watercolor Crayons and a blender pen. I stamped the pumpkin, colored, and cut it out and added it to the main image. The More Mustard background is embossed using the Cuttlebug embossing folder Leafy Branch. The Old Olive layer is stamped using Old Olive ink and the leaf/square stamp from the same stamp set.

I wasn't quite sure where I should place my sentiment, so I decided to add it sideways long the left side. My other added embellishments were twine and a button. Thanks so much for looking and I hope you all had a wonderful day! Pin It