Dec 302008

…all things can be pink if you want them to be!

I’ve finally gotten in some stamping time and couldn’t wait to play with my new SU! “Just Buzzin’ By” set…. SO-O-O-O FUN!!  The little bee images are just the cutest sweetest things!

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And that darling little hive stamp screamed, “Paper piece me.” right out loud!!  LOL   So I did.  I used SU!’s new Designer Series Paper “Raspberry Tart”.  I’ve already picked out the paper for the honey jug.  Hmmm… pink honey?!?  Well we’ll see.  *chuckle*

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This is an SUO card.

Stamps: “Just Buzzin’ By”

Papers: Kiwi Kiss, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, DSP “Raspberry Tart”

Inks: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink

Accessories: Rhinestone Brad “Fire Collection”, Photo Corner Punch, Black GG Ribbon

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given;
And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of peace.”

Isaiah 9:6

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This project was made for Splitcoaststampers’ November 2007 Fan Club Gallery.  It can be seen here.  (You must be a Fan Club Member to view.)

Stamps: SU! Holy Triptych, Sleigh Bells Ring, Finials & Frames; Rosie’s Roadshow (Sentiment)
Paper: SU! Watercolor, Not Quite Navy, Brushed Gold, Basic Black
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Bordering Blue, Versamark, SU! Markers, Sukura Glaze Pen (Gray)
Accessories: Blender Pen, Stickles, Gold EP, Heat Gun, Glue Gun, Brads, Miniature Screw Brads, Red Velvet Ribbon, Gold Cording, Ticket Corner Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dimensionals

 

And the winner of my gift card and holder is….

Post #165 – Barb S.!!

 “These are cute. I will have to give this a shot. I usually give Gift Cards in “stockings” so now I have a better way to “stuff” them. Thanks for a chance to win one of your ideas.” Barb S.

Congratulations, Barb!! 

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I’m still away from home but am having fun visiting with my sons and their families… no new granddaughter yet.

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season.

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I have seen a lot of these darling onesie cards.  I just had to make one for my little granddaughter that is to be born any day now.

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If you want to make one, too, Kay Kalthoff (Speedystamper) has a wonderful tutorial on her blog “Stamping to Share”.  Thank you, Kay!!

This will most likely be my last post for awhile.  I am jumping on a plane Wednesday morning and heading to my son’s home to help them move into their new home.  DH and teenage son will have to hold down the home front here and “bach'” it for awhile”.  *chuckle*

smileyairplaneani.gifMy DDIL is on bed rest and really must NOT help with any of the move.  So hopefully I can fill in there.  And who knows.. while I am there maybe little Kaitlyn Abigail will decide it is time to make her appearance into this world!  She will be my third granddaughter.  With four sons it just shows there can be justice in this world!  lol  With so much to do before I go and company coming the day after I get back, I simply will not have time to play and blog.  I will still choose a winner of my blog candy on Friday, but will not get it mailed out until after I am back home.  (If you haven’t checked out yesterday’s post, you might want to take a look.  I have a challenge and some blog candy!!)

Oh and don’t forget about Sharon’s blog celebration which continues through Friday of this week!!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

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blog137open.JPGStamps: SU! ‘Everything Baby’; Hero ‘Tiny Backgrounds’

Papers: Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla, So Saffron ‘Parisian Summer’ DSP, Whisper White Envelope

Inks: Bravo Burgundy

Accessories: SU! Taffeta Ribbon in Very Vanilla; Kaiser Flatback Pearls; Offray Satin Ribbon Rose; SU! 1-1/4″ Circle and Scalloped Circle Punches; Cuttlebug; Nestabilities Die Cuts

The party has gotten so big over at Sharon’s blog that today “Stamp Simply Celebrates” is spilling right over onto mine!!  With Christmas almost here and lots of mailing to do, I think that Gift Cards are one of the best ways to send a little love to family and friends.  Well every gift card needs a holder, and there is a template and a whole gallery for inspiration that uses that template over on Splitcoaststampers (SCS).  That’s because it was SCS’s Sketch Challenge #101.  So your challenge is to make a gift card holder.  Now if you have a different design that you like or want to try, no worries.  Go for it!

Splitcoaststampers SC101 Gallery

Template/Instructions

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Now I have some really USEFUL Blog Candy that I hope any and everyone can use.  Nope… it’s NOT stamps.

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Yup!!  It’s a gift card!  LOL  I will send the winner their choice of the two gift card holders above WITH their choice of either of the two gift cards shown!!  The first card for Target has a $20 value.  The second card for Starbucks also has a $20 value.  I’m not a coffee drinker, but I can tell you their hot chocolate can’t be beat!!  To enter just leave a comment ON THIS POST.  If you play in my challenge, please come back here and leave me a link to your creation!  I REALLY want to see them all as I LOVE these little things.  Oh and as a fun twist… if you do play and leave me a link here… you will automatically have a second entry for my Blog Candy!!  Woohoo!!  I will use random.org on Friday, December 12th at midnight PST to pick the winner!

For some wonderful inspiration I have some sample makers!!  Check out their beautiful creations:

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JenniferThe Buck Stamps Here

DarleneDar’s Crafty Creations

AJThe Willow Garden

A couple of Christmases ago my DDIL Kimberly and I stamped our hearts out making these fun holders.  Here are some that she made.

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Here is a peek into the Dirty Dozen Fan Club gallery over on SCS from August of last year.  (I had such fun with these.  They are scratch ‘n sniff… chocolate and apple scented!)

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And here are some others that I have made for wedding or new baby gifts.

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smileypartyhat1ani.gifRemember:  Anyone can play ANY of the challenges by ANY of the hostesses during the 12 days of Stamp Simply Celebrates!!!   You DO NOT need to have a Blog to playuploading your project to SCS (Splitcoaststampers.com) is not only permissible, but HIGHLY ENCOURAGED.  When doing so, use the KEYWORD SSC08.

Have a wonderful Sunday!  Hope you can play along in my challenge!!!  These holders are so quick, so easy and SO FUN!!

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Recipe for my Christmas Gift Card Holders:

Stamps: SU! ‘Winter Post’

Papers: SU! Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Baja Breeze, Ruby Red, ‘Holiday Treasures’ DSP

Inks: SU! Chocolate Chip Classic and Ruby Red, Certainly Celery, Old Olive Markers

Accessories: Metal Photo Corners and Brads, Designer Label Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Cuttlebug, Die Cut ‘Vintage’, Gift Wrap Ribbons, Kaiser Rhinestones

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Just a quick post today to remind everyone about Sharon’s blog party “Stamp Simply Celebrates”.

And YES there is MORE BLOG CANDY being offered.  So be sure to check out all the action!!
smileypartyhat2ani.gifOh and btw I will be hosting a challenge and will have BLOG CANDY tomorrow (Sunday).  Hope you can come and play and sign up to win a special “gift” that I hope everyone can use this time of year!!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6

AJ Otto The Willow Garden – AJ has some BLOG CANDY to share!

Sharon Johnson No Time To Stamp? Sharon has more BLOG CANDY!

Heather Telfordbits and pieces – Heather is sharing a Featured Project with us today — how to Dress up Your Table!  Fun!!!  And Heather is also incorporating a Challenge in with her project, making it 1-2-3 easy for us to decorate our own tables!!!  Be sure to stop in at Heather’s place today for many great samplings of table decor!

LeAnne Pugliese Wee Inklings – Doesn’t every Mother need a helper, especially during the Holidays?  Well, for LeAnne’s Featured Project that is just what she is giving us, a Mother’s Holiday Helper!  LeAnne is running a Challenge along with her project, providing us with templates and instruction so we can quickly and easily create our own helper!!! Don’t miss it!!!
smileypartyhat1ani.gifAnd Remember:  Anyone can play ANY of the challenges by ANY of the hostesses during the 12 days of Stamp Simply Celebrates!!!   You DO NOT need to have a Blog to playuploading your project to SCS (Splitcoaststampers.com) is not only permissible, but HIGHLY ENCOURAGED.  When doing so, use the KEYWORD SSC08.

Have a great day!!  And hope you can stop by tomorrow for my challenge and BLOG CANDY!!

Today’s card fit both challenges in Sharon Johnson’s blog party “Stamp Simply Celebrates” Day 5.

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I used and old set called Cottage Roses.  And even though it is a retired set, it felt close to the same style as the roses in the designer paper.  I don’t have the inks in the in-colors, so I used Ruby Red and Old Olive.  They were a pretty close match to the Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss.  At least they didn’t seem to clash!

Here are the details for Sharon’s celebratioin for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5:

Barb SchramExplore. Dream. Discover. – Barb has an offering of BLOG CANDY today!!

Cathy TidwellCat’s Creations – CAT, too, has BLOG CANDY to offer today, but she has more!!  She has created a Sketch Challenge for you as well.  You can see the sketch over at Cat’s Creations, so be sure to stop by!!  (NOTE:  Cat’s Challenge and Sharon’s challenge below can tie in together well and you can get two challenges done on one card!)

Here are some inspiring samples made with CAT’s sketch:
AJ
Darlene
Heather
Leslie
Julie

Sharon Johnson No Time To Stamp? – Today is Sharon’s regular Stamp Simply Challenge.  Be sure to check out her fun twist on a Christmas card!!

NOTE:  Cat’s Challenge and Sharon’s challenge can tie in together well and you can get two challenges done on one card!

Anyone may participate in these challenges and all the fun events, blogger or not!!!  If you upload to your Blog, provide a link to your entry in the appropriate post by the Challenge Hostess.  If you upload at Splitcoast, PLEASE KEYWORD all Splitcoast uploads for this event SSC08 (Stamp Simply Celebrates! 2008).  If you upload at any other online gallery, just make sure to link to your Challenge Hostess so she can find your entry.  Thanks!

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This is a Stampin’ Up! only (SUO) card.

Stamps: Cottage Rose (retired), Beautiful Borders, Sleigh Bells Ring

Papers: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Bella Rose Designer Series Paper

Inks: Ruby Red, Old Olive, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Chocolate Chip GG Ribbon, Ruby Red and Old Olive Brads, Small and Large Oval Punches, Prima

Do you still have Christmas cards to make?  Well here is a group of Christmas cards that would be quick to make and easy to mail.

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When I saw Tammy Hershberger’s challenge yesterday to mass produce a card (part of Sharon’s “Stamp Simply Celebrates”), I decided to do just that with one of these.

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Thanks for such a fun (and useful this time of year) challenge, Tammy!

Stamps: Elzybells Art Stamps ‘Bethlehem’; Rubber Soul ‘O Holy Night’

Papers: SU! Handsome Hunter and Whisper White

Inks: SU! Handsome Hunter

Accessories: SU! Organdy Ribbon; Stickles; Cuttlebug and ‘Swiss Dots’ Embossing Folder

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This week’s challenge over on Our Creative Corner is to incorporate snowmen or snowflakes on a card or project.  One of the cards in the group fits this challenge perfectly!

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The ribbon is from the Dollar Spot at Michael’s.  Isn’t it cute!

Stamps: SU! ‘Flakey Friends’

Papers: SU! Brocade Blue and Whisper White

Inks: SU! Brocade Blue

Accessories: Michael’s Dollar Spot Printed Ribbon; Cuttlebug and ‘Snowflakes’ Embossing Folder; Martha Stewart Border Punch

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This third card of the group is a Stampin’ Up! Only (SUO) card meaning that all products used are made by Stampin’ Up!.

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Stamps: ‘Trees Three’

Papers: Basic Black, Whisper White, Blue Bayou ‘Prints’ DSP

Inks: Basic Black

Accessories: GG Ribbon in Blue Bayou

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The last two (three) cards also use Stampin’ Up! products with the exception of the sentiments.

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Stamps: ‘Peaceful Wishes’ and ‘Star-Studded Season’; Art Impressions Sentiment

Papers: Handsome Hunter, Rose Red, Whisper White

Inks: Handsome Hunter, Rose Red, Close to Cocoa

Accessories: Button, Gingham Ribbon

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Stamps:  ‘Paint Prints’; DeNami Designs Sentiment

Papers: Rose Red, Whisper White

Inks: Rose Red, Garden Green, Yoyo Yellow

Accessories: Brads, Paper Piercer and Template

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And finally…if you are still with me here smileysaywhatani.gif… don’t forget to check out Sharon’s “Stamp Simply Celebrates” today!!

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4

Dee JacksonStampin cuz I Luv 2 – Dee has some BLOG CANDY today!

Sharon JohnsonNo Time To Stamp? – With more BLOG CANDY!

Deb SaaranenDream In Color – Do you need a quick, but lovely, little gift for someone?  Maybe your child’s teacher, an elderly lady from your church or neighborhood?  Today Deb’s Featured Project is to make a gift of Note Cards, attractively packaged for gift presentation.  She is also turning this project into a Challenge for you to participate in, allowing you to show all of us your creations.  Be sure to check it out!!! There are sure to be so many lovely samples to inspire!!!

Anyone may participate in these challenges and all the fun events, blogger or not!!!  If you upload to your Blog, provide a link to your entry in the appropriate post by the Challenge Hostess.  If you upload at Splitcoast, PLEASE KEYWORD all Splitcoast uploads for this event SSC08 (Stamp Simply Celebrates! 2008).  If you upload at any other online gallery, just make sure to link to your Challenge Hostess so she can find your entry!!! Have fun!!!

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It’s Day 3 of Sharon Johnson’s “Stamp Simply Celebrates”.  Have you checked out Party Central to see all the fun challenges and blog candy being offered so far?  Well here are today’s festivities:

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3

Jennifer Buck The Buck Stamps Here – Jennifer has some BLOG CANDY today!

Joan FrickerJoan’s Garden – Joan also has some BLOG CANDY today as well!

Tammy HershbergerStamp Happy – Do you like to get a lot done, and quick?  Who doesn’t!!! Tammy’s Featured Project today is a Mass Production Project, but believe me, when Tammy does it, it will not look mass produced!!!  Tammy also offers a Challenge today so you, too, can mass produce some cards quickly!!!  Make sure to stop in at Tammy’s today!!!

smileypartyhat1ani.gifAnd Remember:  Anyone can play ANY of the challenges by ANY of the hostesses during the 12 days of Stamp Simply Celebrates!!!   You DO NOT need to have a Blog to playuploading your project to SCS (Splitcoaststampers.com) is not only permissible, but HIGHLY ENCOURAGED.  When doing so, use the KEYWORD SSC08.

Have a great day!!  Hope you can find some time to play!

Well the party is going strong over at Sharon Johnson’s with her “Stamp Simply Celebrates”!  Check out today’s fun:

Becky Oehlers Hemidemisemiquaver Design – Today Becky offers us a beautiful Featured Project showing us some of her over-the-top Gift Packaging Ideas.  She also has some BLOG CANDY to share.  Be sure to check it all out over at Becky’s place today!  You will surely be inspired!!!

Sharon JohnsonNo Time To Stamp? – Sharon has a wonderful offering of BLOG CANDY today — be sure to stop in and see if you can Scor-It!!!

Darlene PavlickDar’s Crafty Creations – Darlene is hosting a fun Challenge today!  If saving postage is of interest to you — be sure to check it all out over at Dar’s today.  In addition to Dar’s Featured Project of a Post Card,  you’ll be able to see all the wonderful samples her designers made as well as all the entries to her challenge that will be popping up over the next many days – so many sources of inspiration!!!

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Okay I confess… I tried to do a postcard.  I really wanted to play along in Darlene’s challenge.  But the no layers and no embellishments rule got the best of me.  I just couldn’t do it!  lol  But at least I did end up with another Christmas card.

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Edited:  There have been a few that have asked me how I did the glittered corner/border.  I should have included that in the original post… It was late and I forgot to mention that that is all part of the Imaginations designer paper.  Using a black Copic multiliner and a glitter pen I did add the straight line across the top and along the right side to make a box around the deer and sentiment.

Have a happy day, and don’t forget to check out all the goings on with Sharon’s celebration.

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Stamps: SU! Winter Post and A Cardinal Christmas

Papers: SU! Bashful Blue and Basic Black; Imaginations DP

Inks: SU! Not Quite Navy; Versafine Onyx Black; Copic Black Multiliner; Clear Star Glitter Pen

Accessories: Kaiser Rhinestone, Star Brad, Silver Cording

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