Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Lucas, and thank you Kerry

My good friend Pia is having her sons 4th Birthday Party tomorrow and I wanted to make him a card. It's not always easy for me to make boy birthday cards, but I had just gone to my LSS today and had this card in mind, so I purchased this High Hopes boy clown stamp. This is not one of my favorite cards, but I have to justify it by thinking it's only for a 4 year old. My coloring wasn't perfect, and I kinda went a little crazy with my white ball pen. Well, whatever, it's homemade and it's done. So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUCAS.....

Stamps: High Hopes, SU
paper: CTMH
Ink: copics, memento
Misc: white ball pen

A big thank you to my BFF Kerry DC for my new favorite toy. Kerry bought me a new OTT light, and I used it for the first time tonight and it's amazing. Thanks so much good friend.

Monday, December 29, 2008


SU Ink & More is sneak peeking 2 new sets over the next couple of days. Both these sets will be available to purchase on their website January 1st.
Today is my turn turn to sneak peek (yeah)and I chose the set WILL YOU BE MY VALENTINE. How cute are these kids. The set is wonderful. It comes with so many stamps. I can't wait for you to check it out.

Stamps: Will you be my valentine by SU Ink and More
Paper: DP is basic Grey, Cardstock is core'dinations, SU
Ink: Memento, and Copics
Misc: Ribbon, Punches, Cuttlebug

Want to see more, Check out the other SU INK and More Design team for their sneak peeks. Here is the schedule.

Dec 28th
Mary Jo

Dec 29th...
Kristen (me)

Dec. 30th

Dec. 31st...

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Huge, Huge News!!!!!!!

I am officially a new member of the SU INK & more design team. I still can't believe it. I applied a few weeks back, with absoultly no expecations. So imagine my surprise when I received the e-mail welcoming me to the team. Seriously, I thought she may have e-mailed the wrong person. Nope, it was me. I am so excited, and oh the amazing team they have. They are a bunch of extremely talented ladies. I have added there names to my side bar, so if you get a chance, check them out. I am sure you have seen some of there work before. They're amazing. So, make sure to come back and check out what I have in store. I look forward to playing with my new friends. Thanks Denise and MaryJo.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Whipper Snapper contest

I am so excited, and I have to share. As many of you know, I am a Whipper Snapper junkie. I love there images and I have such a great time coloring them. Well, a while back, my BFF Kerry told me about a contest Whipper snapper was holding. The theme was Holiday or winter. The Prize 1st was $100 Free product, 2nd $50.00 Free product and 3rd was $25.00 Free product, and then they will give you $10.00 for every card they keep for publication.
So, I thought "I may as well give it a try, I can always use FREE product". Well, I made 5 cards. The due date was Dec 15th, and on Friday the 12th, I was really busy and decided that I wouldn't bother mailing them in. I figured at the most I might get $20.00. Well, when I was talking to Kerry at 4:30 that evening, I told her that I wasn't going to bother sending in the cards, and that I really didn't have the time to get them together. Well, she said "are you kinding me!!!". She was right (per ususal), after all the time I spent making them, I should send them in. So, off to the post office I went, and I stood in line for 1/2 hour (no lie), and shipped them next day.
Well, are you ready????? Come to find out, my card won 2nd place. OMG...$50.00 FREE product, but when I continued to read the e-mail, they accepted all 5 cards....OMG....$90.00 FREE product. I still can't believe it.
I have posted my winning card here, but you can view the other winners here

So, if you love Whipper Snapper as much as I do, continue to check out there website for future contests, you never know until you try.

Thanks Kerry for always encouraging me with my creativity. You are a good friend. Luv ya!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #78 Not your ordinary Christmas colors

Oh, this weeks has been something else. I finished my finals, and I have been working the last 3 nights in a row. We are in the middle of our first big snow storm of the season, and I am only finding time to make my card this evening. I do apologize for the quality of the picture. My scanner isn;t hooked up, and it is 10pm at night, so not great light.
This weeks Blogger's challenge was to make a Christmas card that was not typical Christmas colors. So, after playing awhile, I decided on blue and pink. I used a image from my good friend pia, and put this card together last minute. I really wanted to play, so here it is. I hope you enjoy.

stamps: spiral whisper, SU sentiment
paper: my minds eye
INK: memento, copics, white pen
Misc: punches, shimmerz

Friday, December 12, 2008

The Winter's beast and beauty

Last night was a nightmare. Our lights went out at 10:30pm, and stayed out until this morning. We had a pretty significant ice storm. I hardly slept, as I was worried sick about all the trees I could hear cracking all around us. We have a huge pine tree in our front yard, and it was losing branches left and right. At one point during the night, we heard a huge crash, and it turned out to be a huge branch from the pine, which wiped out the wires from our house. Needless to say, when we woke up, I was not shocked to see the mess in my yard, nor the neighbors. Once I was passed the aw of the storms strengh, I started to notice the beauty that it left behind. Of course I had to run and get my camera. I hope the weather is better where you are.

Bloggers Challenge # 77: Ornament or Home decor

MIA....that's what i have been lately. I just finished the semester and I have 1 final to go (chem...aarrgghhh). I am sooo happy it's over. It's so hard when you want to be creating, but instead you are committed to your responsibilities.
Anyway, I missed the last 2 weeks, but I really wanted to play, so I put this ornament together this morning. It was really quick, but I think it came out okay. I even broke out my embossing supplies. I can't remember the last time I embossed anything. So, Let me know what you think, and I hope you are all catching your breath in this busy season.

Stamps: one of the AC Moore $1.00 stamps
Inks: versamark
paper: CTMH
Misc: ribbon, stickles, embossing powder

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Snow much fun!

WInter is soon approaching, and I am definately in the the winter card mode. Seems like I have been on a huge snowman kick. Today's no different, I made another Whipper Snapper Snowman card. Just a quick card to practice with my Copics. Have a Terrific Tuesday.

Stamps: Whipper Snapper
Inks: Copics, Memento
Misc: Martha Stewart punch, Stickles
Paper: SU cardstock

Monday, December 1, 2008

Have snow will shovel

OMGoodness.....What a week it has been. First Thanksgiving, and then Black Friday (I work in retail), and then the Thanksgiving weekend in retail, I am exhausted!!! I know face the last 2 weeks of the semester, and I have to say, I can't wait till it's over.
So, in the midst of all that went on last week, I decided I needed some time to sit and have some coloring therapy. My friend Pia stamped me some of her new Whipper Snapper images and I decided to give them a try. I must admit that this card took me a long time to color. My good friend Kerry told me to start blending my colors, and that is what I did here. You probably can't tell, but I used a few different colors to make the colors that I arrived at. After approx 1 hour of coloring, I decided that I really like how this card turned out. What do you think?

Well, Happy Cyber Monday, and I am hoping to get another card done tonight for tomorrow.

Stamps: Whipper Snapper
Ink: copics, memento black, brilliance white
paper: SU colored cardstock, paper trey white
misc: stickles, sizzix embossing folder, marvy snowflake punch, pop dots. bling brad