Friday, October 31, 2008

Bloggers Challenge # 71: Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween all.......... It's Friday and that means Bloggers challenge. This weeks challenge was to do a Halloween card, and I love Halloween. SO here is another Whipper Snapper image. I hope you all have a Fantastic Halloween.
paper: SU
Stampes: Whipper Snapper
Ink: Staz on, copic markers

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Let The Flakes Fly

Happy Thursday......and yes, it is a Happy Thursday.... I got the results from my Chemisrty test, and all my studying and the 3 hours it took me to take the test payed off.....I GOT a B.....I was thrilled. The test was REALLY hard, so I will take a B.
So, here is card 4 of 11, and yep, it is another Whipper Snapper image. I thought the snomen were so cute together. I decided to match the to the paper, as I all most always work my card around whatever paper I want to use.
Well, I have no homework tonight, so I am hoping to make another card or two. Have a great day, and check back tomorrow for my Bogger's challenge card.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

"Just want to say HI"

Happy Wednesday...... It is happy for me, because my Chemistry midterm is over. It was a 3 hour test...Arrrrggghhhh.....

On a happy note, here is card # 3 out of 14. This is one of my new Whipper Snapper stamps (I love their stamps). I think this mouse is great for all occassions. I borrowed the saying from Mary C, and I can't recall who makes it. Maybe Mary will leave a comment and let us know.
I hope you all have a good night, and check back tomorrow for card #4.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Welcome Baby!

This is my first post of my next 14 straight (I hope). I made this card for my BF Paula who just had her 4th baby. She has 3 boys and her 4th she had a baby girl. Audra Leigh was born last Friday. I am going to visit her today and I can;t wait. They are only that small for such a short period of time.
This will be my last chance to blog for today. I am off to English class to give a speech, and I have a Chemisty Midterm tomorrow (ugghhh), so I have to study). I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!
stamps: High hopes
Ink: staz on, primsa pencils and gamasol, white pen
Paper: SU cardstock. ? designer paper.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Girls scrap weekend away

This weekend My friends and I headed to Vermont for a "scrapper's" weekend away. We stayed in the Quail Hollow Inn in Chester VT. This was my first time away from my family and my first time staying in a bed & breakfast. The whole weekend was fantastic. The Inn was Fab. The food was to die for, the rooms were comfy, and the company was wonderful. I couldn't have had a better time. I can't wait to go back.
As you can see my Van was packed with Pia, Kerry and my crap. Out of all the bags that you see, only 3 small bags were clothes, and the rest was stamps, paper, ink and so on. What could better than a weekend away with friends scrapbooking? A good time had by all.........

The picture to the right is a card I made for Peter and Bob (the Inn Keepers at Quail Hollow Inn). They were the most wonderful host I have ever. The cooked, the catered, and the were just down right fantastic.
The reason I made the card with two dogs is, they have 2 dogs and one of them was a rescue from hurricane Katrina. So, I hope they liked the card. The stamps are from Magnolia.
While away I made 11 cards. I will be posting every day for the next 2 weeks (I hope). Stay tuned

Friday, October 24, 2008

Blogger's challenge #70: Gift


Friday=Blogger's challenge. This weeks challenge was to make something you can give as a gift. I didn't have a lot of time to put into this challenge, as I am going away for a girls scrapbook weekend, but I did want to participate. So, I used Kerry Donovan Casey's idea and altered some crystal light containers and put candy in them and I will use them to give to the teachers at christmas. Very simple to make and fun to make as well (plus you get to recycle).
This will be my last post for the weekend, but I am hoping to post something everyday next week. I have big plans for a productive weekend, and a fun one.

Earlier in the week I made these spider reeses treats. I made one for each of my girls for the weekend. Another simple project, but "sweet". These would also make great halloween treats for your childs class. I think I may make this a Mommy and Abbey project and she can make them for her class at Halloween. Well, That is all for Friday. I hop eyou all have a great weekend. If you get a chance go check out what creative ideas the ladies at the bloggers challenge group came up with. You won't be dissapointed!!!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Trick or Treat

It has been a few days since I have posted last. It has been a rough week so far. Work has been busy and I had to write a report for my buisness writing class. I have also been preparing for my Chemistry midterm next week. Arrhhh... Like I said, it has been a heck of a week already.
So, I had a couple of minutes to sit down today and play, and here is what I came up with. This really quick easy spider card. No stamping, and minimal work, yet cute results. This card was inspired by Toni Tessler.
I am heading away this weekend for a girls weekend away. I am going with my BF's to a Inn in Vermont for a weekend of stamping, scrapbooking, and good times. I am hoping to spend tomorrow packing and making my Fridays blogger challenge, and then I am of for the weekend. I am hoping to have a card to post everyday next week. Wouldn't that be nice. Happy Wednesday!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Merry Wishes

Ho...Ho...Ho....Ho....Meet my new Santa. I just purchased him from Whipper Snapper. I think he's cute and he is a lot of fun to color.

This card was my original Bloggers challenge #69 card, which was a color challenge: real rust, riding hood red, and old olive). When I was done, I realized I had not used Rust anywhere (ooops...), so this didn;t qualify. As my daughter would say "no worries". It was a really cute and easy card to make. If you want to see the color challenge scroll down. That card was not as easy or fun, but it's done (hehehe).

It's hard to belive that Christmas is in 2 months (yikes). I am hoping to make a few more cards with this stamp so you may be seeing hom some more. Have a great weekend!

stamps: Whipper Snapper . Sentiment by SU
paper: imagience (I think), SU cardstock
ink: staz on and waterrcolor crayons
Misc: SU ribbon, brads, marvy scallop punches

Friday, October 17, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #69: Color challenge

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yep, another Friday is here, and that means another Bloggers Challenge. This weeks challenge was a color challenge. The colors were Old Olive, Really Rust, Riding Hood Red (white/vanilla or confetti may be used). Color challenges are Hard for me because I rarely make a card without designer paper.

This challenge turned out to be no different. I serious spent 4 hours off and on making this card. Finally I had to break into the DP. Also, I didn't have riding Hood Red, so I used Cranberry, which I hope is close enough. This card is very different for me. I like to use cutesy images, but I really did enjoy coloring the pumpkins and leaves. I LOVE TO COLOR!!!.

This card is the perfect card for our New England fall. It is gorgeous right now. The leaves are slightly past peak and the temp is getting colder, but it is really pretty.Here are a couple photos I have taken recently of the trees and things.


Stamps: CTMH

paper: SU cardstock, Basic Grey DP.

Ink: watercolor crayons, staz on

Misc: Leave punch, Stickles, CTMH brads, Sizzix embossing folders, Marvy scallop punch.

Thanks for checking out my challenge. If you get a chance go see what all the ladies of Bloggers challenge made. You can click on the link on the side.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I've been tagged agian!

This time I have been tagged again, this time byCheri from SBS#25.
The rules are:
1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.2. Answer the five sets of five (these are easy)3. Tag 5 people in the last section by leaving their names as well as links to their blog.4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Things you love:
1. My Family & dogs
2. Everything that involves Fall here in New England. Pumpkins, apples, Halloween, oh so much.
3. My BFFs
4. Watching TV
5. Taking Naps

Things you don’t love:
1. Going to work
2. Rude People
3. Food shopping
4. My busy schedule
5. People who don't know how to drive!

Songs on your iPod/Playlist: (this changes often for me)

1. Kenny Chesney
2. Pink
3. Coyote ugly soundtrack
4. Fleetwood Mac
5. Save the last dance sound track

Favourite foods/drinks:
1. Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream
2. Linda's tall cake from Cheescake factory
3. Diet Coke
4. Sweet potato
5. baby back ribs from Texas road house

People you are tagging:

I think everyone has been tagged already

Cheers to You

Last week I placed my first Whipper Snapper order. Today the UPS man knocked on my door and they were there. I was so excited. I riped open the box and thought "I must play today", and I did. I made this mouse cupcake card. I wish I had more time to play with the rest of my stamps. Well, there's always tomorrow.
stamps: SU sentiment, Whipper Snapper
Paper: DP Imaginisce, certainly celery, baby pink card stock
misc: baubles, random ribbon

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Obama or McCain?

Okay, not the cutest card in the world, but very cute stamps. Recently I visited my favorite stamp store, and she was hosting a free make and take. It was hosted by Amuse, and they were cards for the troops. So I sat with my son and made a card for the troops with their new stamp set. Yep, had to have it. I don;t have anyone close to me in the military, but I love everything Americana. I just thought this was the cutest set ever. Bought it!
When I sat down to make a card with this set, I was stumped. So, I am really into the election this year so I thought "why not a political card". This is how it turned out. Quick and easy. Thanks for looking and don't forget to VOTE!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Happy Holidays

Ho...HO....HO......HO....HO......I was in Michael's today and I spotted these real cute Santa stickers from Recollection. So, tight when I got home I had to make a card with Mr. Santa. The Gang should start checking there mail boxes, because I am challenging you.
Paper : Daisy bucket , SU card stock
Sticker: Recollection
Misc: ribbon embossing folder.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Bloggers Challenge 68: The Heart That Loves

Wow.....I can't believe how fast a week goes by. I swear the older I get the fast time moves. Do you feel like that?

TGIF: you know what that means, another bloggers challenge. This weeks challenge was a inspiration challenge. Lisa gave us this picture:

First of all I love black and red together. I feel like it is elegant and states "LOVE". So, I went to my paper stash found this paper and then mounted my New SU set and here is my result. I keep toying with the bow on this. Should it be there, or not? If your feeling inspired by the picture on the left, challenge yourself and make a card. See what you come up with. Don't forget to check out what the other ladies came up with for this weeks challenge. Just click on Blogger challenge logo. I hope you all have a Fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend.
Stamps: SU beautiful Blossoms, sentiment by Heidi Grace
INK: memento black, copic markers
paper: dp by foolala, cardstock SU
Misc: ribbon, punches

Monday, October 6, 2008

Boris with my New goo punch

Halloween is soon approaching, and it just wouldn't be Halloween without Boris. As much as I love Boris (Amuse mad scientist), I may love my new Martha Stewart goo punch more (at least for now anyways). I searched every Michael's and AC Moore in Mass and New Hampshire and I just couldn't get my hands on one. They were sold out everywhere. SO, I put a post out to one of my Yahoo groups and low and behold one of my girls came through. When she told me she got me a Goo punch, I wanted to dance a jig. I then started stalking the mail lady. Yep, It came today, and I had to play. Even know I have homework and housework coming out my ears. I just had to play with my new punch. So, here is Boris with my punch.
paper: DP pebbles, card stock SU
Stamps: Amuse, CTMH web & spiders
Ink: Copics, Memento, SU basic Gray
Punches: Martha stewart goo punch, Marvy scallop circle.
Misc: stickles

Sunday, October 5, 2008

blog candy

Donldas over at enjoying the journey has some whiff of joy blog candy. Click here to check it out. Gotta love Whiff of joy.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

My new Duck

Meet my new duck. This is my new Penny Black stamp. I think he is so cute. I made this particular card for a co-worker who is leaving after 7 years. I have decided that my duck can look cute, sad or happy. Makes a great duck for all occassions.
Stamp:penny black
Paper: ? Cardstock SU red, and saffron.
ink: Watercolor

Friday, October 3, 2008

Bloggers Challenge # 67: Falling for you

TGIF.......Another Friday has arrived, and that means another bloggers challenge. The challenge this week was to make a fall themed love card, or a anniversary card. I never make any kind of "Love" cards, so I embraced the challenge. Since Fall is my favorite season, I decided to go with the "falling for you" theme. I immediately thought of my Amuse owls.
I'm not sure how you design your cards, but I am always working around whatever paper I like at that moment. I also NEVER use a standard card size, which tends to run me some issues with envelopes. I know you can't tell by the picture, but this card measures 7x6. It is HUGE, and I used tiny Amuse stamps.
Also, I also wanted to know what your feelings are on Amuse stamps? A lot of stampers I know say Amuse is not their style their "to simple". I think they are what you make them. I don't think this card is a "simple" card. So, I would like to know what you think. What do you like about them, or what don;t you like?
Thanks for checking out my blog and have a fantabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend. If you have time check out the bloggers challenge group and see what they came up with.

Paper: basic Grey, SU chco chip, olive and pumpkin
Stamps: Amuse
Punches : Su scalloped
Ribbon: random
Ink: copic
Tech: I actually tried the Faux wood grain for the tree. Wicked easy and a nice affect.