Monday, September 29, 2008

Embrace Life

This card was for a current SU! catalog swap I was in. I wish I would have seen a catalog before joining, as I didn't care for the artwork this time. Last year's was soooo full of cool things. Anyway this is a CASE of page 19.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

October Sneak Peek #2

Sorry I'm late posting this. I stamped my card with the wrong set. I wouldn't have caught it, if I hadn't checked to see what the gals made yesterday. WHEW!!

"Bountiful Harvest" is the Storage Units, Ink & More stamp set that I am using today to show you a sneak of what is coming in October.

I used Core'dinations orange, brown and green cardstock and the stripe is from my Basic Grey Mellow 6 x 6 paper pad.

I also coordinated this with Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper today: Terry. You can go here to play along. This is the card that I cased of hers:

Be sure to check out
Leigh's blog today too as she shows you her project using "Vote for Me"

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Cookie Box

My friend Michelle and I are swapping cards each week and then once a month we take turns challenging each other to do a project. This month it was Michelle's turn and she chose this mini pizza box that Jen del Muro designed and the stipulation was we had to send a cookie. I was able to fit THREE monster cookies in this little box. Ü This was so much fun to make and I know I will be making more of them.
I used Core'dinations brown, Bazzil blue and Basic Grey's Archaic (polka dots) for the box. I made the box exactly how Jen describes on her blog (click on her name above to find the instructions). I used SU!'s scallop circle punch (sponged with Chocolate Chip ink) and Storage Units, Ink & More's "Leaf It To Me" stamp set. Tied it shut with SU!'s retired brown ribbon (sure wish they would bring this back as this was my LAST piece).

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Whatcha' Doin' Wednesday 9-24-08

Today's challenge on Storage Units, Ink & More is to create a card/project using the above sketch. Here is my take on this challenge: I used the tree from Leaf It To Me and Basic Grey patterned paper. The solid is Core'dinations.
Let me know if you play along so I can check out your challenge.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Largest Blog Candy Ever!!

WOW! Have you seen Cammie's blog? She is offering the largest blog candy give-a-way ever and it is for a WONDERFUL cause! Go here to see details. I will send this card to one of the nurses caring for grandpa. They say he has "dementia", but I'm thinking it's alzheimer's. Grandma never liked that word and thought dementia sounded better. Either way, it's alot of work, working with people like grandpa. When g'ma passed away, there were so many who told us how much she was going to be missed, because they could visit with her and that is so rare in the nursing home.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Pumpkin Girl

This 6 x 6 scrapbook page uses stamped image from Kookie Kostumes by Storage Units, Ink & More. The image was stamped on SU!'s natural ivory carsdstock and colored with Gamsol and colored pencils. Photo corners were cut with SU!'s corner punch and then ran through Cuttlebug's Dots embossing folder. I then sanded the photo corners to make the dots "pop". Some vintage lace and SU!'s chocolate ribbon were added as accents.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Featured Stamper Challenge 9-21-08

Today's Featured Stamper Challenge on Splitcoast is E3Stamper. The rules to this challenge are to pick a card from the featured stamper's gallery and change 2 or more things and create your own. This is the card I chose to CASE in Shannon's gallery.

I used the same colors as Shannon for the background but used Core'dinations cardstock. For the yellow, I used Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots embossing folder and then sanded to get the lighter dots. I used Storage Units, Ink & More's stamp set Leaf it To Me.

Veggie Basket

We are still canning veggies from our garden and this basket of veggies is one of my favorite images from the Leaf It To Me stamp set by Storage Units, Ink & More.
Ribbon is by Basic Grey, machine and hand stitching and distressing with sandpaper and edge of scissors. Coloring done with Gamsol and colored pencils. I used Core'dinations cardstock and the layout idea came from a Close to My Heart catalog. They have some of the best layouts in their catalogs!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Corn Candy Trick or Treat

I have always loved corn candy (esp mixed with peanuts) and when I saw this stamp set "Kookie Kostumes" by Storage Units, Ink & More, I knew I had to do something with this image first.

I stamped the image in black on white cardstock and colored with Gamsol & colored pencils. I added Yellow, Orange Peel and Crystal Ice Stickles to the corn candy sections as well as orange to her socks and crystal effects to her shoes to make them shiny. Stamped image is layered on Core'dinations dark brown cardstock. I stapled two scraps of ribbon to top left of panel and on the bottom right only inked up first line of sentiment and stamped in black.

For card background, I cut orange, yellow and white Core'dinations cardstock and butted together, then used "x's" rub ons by Making Memories along edges where colored cardstock met.
Don't forget....Denise is sponsoring a contest at the Storage Units, Ink & More Blog. From now until midnight on Saturday, September 20th the person who links a card with the MOST stamped images (all images MUST be different) on that one card will win ALL FOUR OCTOBER 1st NEW RELEASE STAMP SETS! All you have to do, is link your card to THIS POST ON THE SUINK BLOG. If you are uploading to Splitcoast, type in keyword SUINKWWC6 . As always, you do not have to use Storage Units, Ink & More! stamp sets.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Take Me to Your Leader

Is this saying too cute or what? Ü This "Genie" bag would be perfect for the boys in your life. Patterned paper is by Cosmo Cricket. Solid red, yellow & turquoise is by Core'dinations.

To add color to the panel edges without layering, I rubbed SU!'s Chocolate Chip ink along the edges. Tab is made with SU!'s rounded tab punch.

Images are from Storage Units Ink & More's "Out of this World" set and colroed with Gamsol & colored pencils. Other used: mini paper bag.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Rub On Challenge

Friday was Friday Challenge day on Embellish It Online. The challenge was to use rub ons. Go here to see what everyone created.
Here is the card I made. I used Storage Units, Ink & More's Leap Frog set and SU!'s rub ons.

Into the Wild

That's kinda how I feel some days LOL!! But this phrase comes from this card that I made using Basic Grey's Archaic 6 x 6 paper pad and 12 x 12 sticker sheet. Brad is Archaic too. Added zig zag machine stitch and cut along two sides of top phrase with pinking scissors to emulate the points on the dinosaur.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Happy Surfin' Birthday

Another card made for this month's DT for EIO. The stamp image is one that someone sent me. I hand wrote the "happy birthday" around the circle. Used Basic Grey's 6 x 6 Archaic paper pad.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Enjoy Your Day

Here is a pocket card I made for this month's DT requirement on EIO. I used Basic Grey's Archaic 6 x 6 pad, SU! scallop and tab punches as well as Riveting stamp set.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Basic Grey Box in a Bag

Here is another Box in a Bag, but a different size. My friend Michelle and I swapped one with each other and wanted to fill them with just little goodies. This is the one I made for her. I used Basic Grey's Blush, Prima Flowers and pink brads are unknown. I also used SU!'s Round Tab Punch. I love their punches!!
The original size and pattern can be found here. A mini size and pattern can be found here. BUT we needed an in between size so I came up with these dimensions. I used the same technique as the other gals, so check out their blog for the directions:
box: 3.5" x 3.5" (score at 3/4" on each side
bag piece: 4.25 x 11"
very important tip: use tacky tape on all of the steps that you have to tape together. I didn't on the tabs and they kept popping off, so had to add the tacky tape.
If you make one of these I would love to see it. These are so fun to do and I will be making lots more of them.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Still here...

I'm still here. Just had alot of late nites and activities going. I do have some things to post, but haven't been able to take pics at nite to upload. Hopefully I can get a week's worth preposted this weekend-in between canning tomatoes. Ü

Yesterday was Benjamin's first x-country meet. Last year he came in 22nd (there are twenty medals given as there are alot of class A schools there). This year he rec'd a medal for 19th place! Very exciting!! My goal this year is to develop pictures after every meet and get them scrapbooked. I am hoping to do that this weekend.

He also has improved his time a great deal. Usually, the improved time is 30 seconds (give or take a few). Last year his best time was about 19.22 or somehwere arount there. I need to ck for sure. Yesterday, he said his time was 18.04!! That is an awesome improved PB (personal best) in a year. I look forward to seeing what he does next Saturday as it is a home invite.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

My First "Twinchie"

A "Twinchie" is a card/project made with a 2" piece that is the main focus. I believe Anna Wight is the first person to come up with this name. This is for a challenge I was in. All products had to be current SU! which is getting harder for me as I haven't ordered for awhile. I colored the skunk with chalks. I can't remember the last time I used chalks! This was a good challenge for me as it's been awhile since I've used all SU! on a card.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Roughin' It for you

This happy camper has been out looking for flowers for mom. Ü Two Storage Units, Ink & More sets were used: Roughin' It (boy) and At a Snail's Pace (flower). I used a sketch layout from My Favorite Things blog. I turned the sketch on it's side to come up with this: The *deets*:
I pierced the holes to hand stitch the "x's". I cut slits above and below his fingers to "hold" the flower. Brown circle was cut with Cricut as I don't have a 1.5" circle punch. "For you with love" is mounted with mounting tape.

other stamps: SU! (for you)
paper: Basic Grey's 6 x 6 Archaic pad
ink: SU! Basic Black
other: brads-unknown, Gamsol and colored pencils, embroidery floss, SU! piercing kit