First I want to thank everyone who came to visit my blog and help me celebrate my fisrt 1000 hits. I am happy to say I am now on my way to 3000. WOW!!!! You all are amazing. Anyways, the lucky winner of my blog candy is..................
Wow, great blog candy. I love the punches and Whipper Snapper's are so cute! Congrats on so many hits. I am off to link you up on my blog right now. You will be on the sidebar at www.cheribella.wordpress.com
Oh yeah, I'm keeping my fingers crossed on this one '0)
I am on my way to contact you now. Thanks for playing everyone.
Monday, November 24, 2008
The answer...... I have no idea what this image is. I received this image in a image swap from SGGW. I can definitely say this was a true challenge. Honestly, when I first looked at the image, I thought "what am I going to do with this, and what is it", but soon after I sat and played around with "it", it all started to flow. I still have no idea what the image is, but I thought the saying "celebrate you" was perfect for the image. You know, the whole Alien (maybe) dancing in a tutu. It's Kinda like saying, no matter what people think, be yourself. Sometimes I feel like this in the stamping community. There are so many wonderful card makers out there and you look at all their cards and think "wow, I wish my cards look like theirs". Well, my cards don't look like "theirs", but my cards are mine. My style, my creativity and my ART. As a good friend of mine would say, Mine, mine, all mine! I hope you all have a wonderful Monday. Remember short week. Yeah......
BLOG CANDY REMINDER: today is the last day. I will pick and post the winner tomorrow night. GOOD LUCK! Thanks for all who participated.
stamps:http: stampotique, CTMH (sentiment)
Ink: versafine, and copics
paper: dp is Basic Grey, and SU cardstock
Misc: white pen, brads, ticket punch
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Oh what a lovely Saturday it is. My first off in weeks. I woke up walked the dogs, feed the kids and laid on the couch for 1 1/2. It was so nice. Hubby came home from work, and I went to my happy place and finished this penguin card. I think this penguin is so sweet. What do you think. I hope you all have a sensational Saturday and weekend!
stamps: Whipper Snapper
inks: Memento, copics
paper: My minds eye, and SU cardstock
misc: computer generated sentiment, stickles, marvy punches, brad.
Friday, November 21, 2008
TGIF......I couldn't be happier that it's friday. I worked a ton of hours this week, had to do a oral presentation in one of my classes, Had a serious chemistry week, and ran the kids all over creation. This will be my first weekend off (I don't have to work and have no commitments)in 5 weeks. So, when I say TGIF, I seriosly mean it.
Friday always means Bloggers Challenge, and this weeks challenge was to make some thing "Thankful", whether it be a card or a project. I decide to go with a card, and this way I can mail it to my husbands Grandmother (one more thing done).
I am not sure how I feel about this card. I don;t love it. I guess I think it's just okay. One day at A.C. moore I found the cornacopia stamp, and decided to use my 50% off coupon on it, but when the cashier ran it up, it was only $1.00. Can you believe it? Of course I had to buy what they had left. I couldn't leave that stamp on the self for $1.00 (even know I just bought one for myself). So they only had one left, and I bought it. Good deal!!!!
I hope you all have a great weekend. If you have time check out what the rest of the ladies at the bloggers challenge group made. I know I can;t wait to see what they did. Happy Friday!
stamps: unknown cornacopia, CTMH saying
paper: karen foster, su cardstock
ink: stazon, gamasol, SU cranberry
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
CHILLY.....That's what it is in New Hampshire today. I went out to walk the dogs this morning, and I was shocked to see such a thick frost on the grass and bushes, and it is definately cold enough to wear hats and gloves. I guess winter is arriving. How sad that I have to putt my flip flops away and turn on my heat. The good news is I can break out my sneakers, jeans and sweatshirts. Oh, how I love comfy clothes.
Todays card was inspired by Kitty from Spiral Whispers. If you are not familiar with this company, you have got to check them out. They make such cute (and I love cute)stamps. I had fun playing with this owl and you will definately be seeing more of him in the future. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Paper: Card stock SU, dp ?
inks: memento, copics
stamps: spiral whisper, pink cat studion (saying)
misc: SU scallop punch, marvy snowflake punch, stickles
Friday, November 14, 2008
In celebration of 1000 hits on my blog, I am giving away Blog Candy. I truly appreciate everyone that comes to visit and if you would like to spread the word, be my guest.
As you see, my candy consist of 2 Martha Stewart snowflake punches, and 2 Whipper Snapper stamps. I love both of these companies and I hope you do as well. So here is what you have to do to win. Leave a comment on this post with your name and your link, and link my blog to your blog, spreading the word on My blog candy. I randomly draw a winner on November 25th. Thanks for playing.
TGIF.....I am so happy the weekend has arrived. It has been a really busy week and it has been raining for days. I am looking forward to the weekend and nicer weather. How's the weather where you live?
Fridays always mean Blogger's challenge, and this weeks challenge was a color challenge: baja blue and Choc Chip and white/vanilla. I thought this was a great color combo. Not one I would have come up with on my own, but I was thrilled when I started working with these colors. I needed a sympathy card, so I wanted to work these colors into that card. I used one of my favorite SU sets, and some CTMH DP that I had left over and this card was my result.
To see more cards using this color combo, click on the Blogger's challenge banner on the left and check out what the rest of the ladies in the group made. Have a wonderful weekend.
ink: memento, and copics
paper: SU, CTMH
misc: Ribbon, stickles, and scalloped edge punch
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Happy Wednesday....The week is half over. Here is my card for today, and of course another Whipper snapper (oohh I love whipper Snapper). This is actually a image that KDC stamped for me. It's wonderful having friends that are as passionate as you are about the same hobby,(and have just as many shopping issues as yourself). Except when they say "mine, mine, all mine". Yeah, you know who you are (hehehe). It great that we can share stamps, tools, paper and shopping trips. Do you have a group of ladies that you "play" with?
So, I am babysitting 2 children plus my own, I am trying to write a paper, and I have to work tonight, SO...I am hoping to have a card for you tomorrow, if not Definitely Friday. Have a great day.
p.s. Check out my blog on Friday for my first Blog candy. You won't be disappointed. I am celebrating my (almost )1000 hits on my blog, and I have a shipment of ????? coming in. Wait and see.....
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Phewwww...unfortuantely it has been a few days since I have been able to make a card. I am in my last few weeks of the semester and the pressure is on. Papers, tests, homework, and soon to be finals. Dosen't it sound fun? NOT!
Anyways, I pushed the hoemwork aside for a little while and My husband entertained the kids for a few minutes, so I sat down with a Diet Coke, turned on the radio and broke out my stamps and markers. It's so nice just to sit and think of nothing except for coloring. I know as the weeks go on and holidays and finals get closer, these few minutes to myself will get scarce, so I enjoyed my time while I could. I made 2 cards. The one I am posting now, and another that is currently drying and I will post tomorrow. So, here's my snowman, and I will post tomorrow. Happy Veterans Day.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Happy Friday.....WOW.....It's already November, and the weeks are flying. Before you know it, Christmas will be here. I am definately not ready for that. I work at Gymboree at the local mall, and they are already playing christmas music, The mall is decorated, and Santa is already there. Where has this year gone?
So, this weeks challenge was to make 2 cards, the same but different. Since the layout is the hardest for me, I went with the same layout, just differnt paper. Since Christmas is coming up, I chose to make some christmas cards. I may as well start here. I love this layout I used, which was inspired by a card KDC made.
The group of ladies at blogger's challenge always have some amazing cards. If you get a chance click on the "Bloggers challenge" banner and check the out.
Have a great weeekend!!!!
paperr: My minds eye. SU
ink: Copics, memento
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Happy Tuesday.....I hope you all had the chance to vote. Now we just have to see how the votes will play out. Its a very exciting night.
Here is todays card. My friend Pia was nice enough to lend me here Santa stamp to make this card. I have to admit, when I first saw the stamp I wasn't all that interested. When I stamped the image on paper, it was a whole different story. This is truley a gorgeous Santa. I apologize for the scan (it's crooked). You can be sure to see more of this santa in the future. Tune in tomorrow for another card. Have a great night.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Happy Monday...... As promised, I am posting card #8 out 14 cards straight. This was one of the cards I made while I was away in Vermont. I love this stamp set, but I do not love my card. It appears messy to me, but my daughter thought it was great (she is only 7). This stamps set is made by Lizzie Anne Designs. They have some great stamps check them out if you get a chance. Thak for looking and I will have another card tomorrow (hopefully one I like better).
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Happy Sunday....ooopppsss... I missed posting yesterday, so I have posted 2 Riley snowman cards today. It's amazing how differnt a card can look when you use the same stamp. I sometimes get into the rut of thinking "I already used that stamp". Well, isn't that why we purchase a stamp, because we love it and want to use it (more than once)? So next time you are making a card and you are surrounded by scraps, go ahead and make a second card. Use that stamp and all your scraps. It some how lets me justify my purchases.
Stamps: riley, Amuse
paper: ? dp, SU cardstock
ink: Memento, copics, white pen
misc: scallop punches