Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Thinking of You Mojo Monday week 106

Morning All,
I have a quick post this morning of a card that I made for my father-in-law who is having minor surgery on the 5th of Oct. I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch for my layout. Here is the recipe:
  • Thoughts and Prayers (SU!)
  • Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU!)


  • Whisper White (SU!)
  • My Mind's Eye - Simply Delightful
  • Paper Reflections craft 5x7 card base cut to 5x5


  • Dusty Durango (SU!)
  • Chocolate Chip (SU!)


  • Dusty Durango polka dot grosgrain ribbon -I used the reverse side (SU!)
  • oval punches (SU!)
  • Oval cutting system (Crative Memories)
  • dimensionals (SU!)

This card went together fairly easy, just a bit of cutting small pieces. I hope it makes my FIL fell better soon. That's all I have for now. Thanks a bunch for stopping by!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Try a New Technique Monday - Foil Embossing

Good morning all,
I started off my day checking out the Try a New Technique challenge (TLC240) over at SCS. You can learn how to make beautiful foil embossed backgrounds so check it out. I have done this before using heavy duty aluminum foil without the cardstock.
Don't you just love how shiny the background on my card is? I am super pleased with my result. The adorable Santa image is from CTMH. It's hard to see in the pic, but his beard and all his trim has sparkly fluff which gives it the neatest texture! I went over the swirls and stars with a clear star gelly roll Sakura glitter pen. The sentiment is on dimensionals. Here is the recipe (all products are SU! unless otherwise noted):

  • Always artichoke
  • real red textured
  • whisper white


  • basic black


  • Wonderful Holiday (CTMH)
  • Short & Sweet


  • aluminum foil
  • big shot
  • Petals-a-plenty textured embossing folder
  • circle punches
  • ribbon
  • sparkly fluff (our craft lounge)
  • clear star gelly roll (Sakura)
  • dimensionals

I may make a few more like this to use for some of my Christmas cards this year. Thanks for stoppin' by today!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Smiling Pumpkins for LSC239

Here is a card that I made for today's Limited Supply Challenge over at SCS. This was an S.O.S. call as we were to use materials that incorporate the letters S,O and S.

S = Sanded background stamp
O = Oval punches
S = Stickles

I just love these smiling pumpkins in this set, don't you? Here are the deets for my card. All materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:

Stamps: The More The Merrier, Sanded Background

Paper: Old Olive, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, watercolor paper, Cast-A-Spell DSP

Inks: Black Stazon, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant, Soft Suede

Accessories: Punches ( small oval, large oval, scallop oval), yellow Stickles-Ranger, Old Olive marker, Aqua painter

I used a simple layout and after I added the yellow stickles I'm not sure if I like them or not...anyway, That's what I have for today. As always, Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

MOJO Monday 105

Good morning from sunny Las Vegas! I had time finally to do some more stampin' and I participated in this weeks MOJO Monday weekly sketch. You can check out the blog here.

Here is my card

Based on this sketch.

As you can see, I didn't stray at all from the sketch and I am really pleased with my result. I made this card for my nephew's birthday. He will be 14 at the end of the month, so I hope this isn't too juvenile for him. He is a very rough and tough kinda of kid who loves to play football on his school team. I really wanted to make him a football card but unfortunately all of my sports stamp sets are still back in Upstate NY. So, I made due with the supplies I have. Nothing fancy going on here. The image is popped up using dimensionals.Here are the materials used (all are Stampin' Up!)

Stamps: Greetings, Earthling!, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Bermuda Bay, Ruby Red, Whisper white, To The Nines Specialty DSP

Ink: Basic Black

Accessories: Markers (bermuda bay, crushed curry, ruby red, sahara sand), Chocolate Chip 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon, 1 3/8" circle punch, dimensionals

That's all I have for now. Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Spending Some Time In Las Vegas and Doing Some Stamping

I am spending some time in Las Vegas as my husband and I decide if we want to live here. I was able to bring some of my stamping supplies, but not all. It was very hard to decide what came with me and what is still back in upstate NY. I was without a pc for almost 3 weeks and am glad to now be back online. I participated in today's Featured Stamper challenge over at Splitcoaststampers. You should definitely check it out. Here is the card that I cased from tankgrl.
This cute little guy is made completely with circle and oval punches as are the tree leaves and bananas. The card measures 5" x 5".Here are the supplies that I used:
Stamps: CTMH's It's a Zoo for the sentiment
Paper: SU! whisper white, so saffron, garden green, wausau brown and tan, card base is a Paper Reflections 5x7 card cut to 5x5
Ink: SU! garden green
Accessories: SU! punches ( 1 1/4", 1/2" circles, small and lg oval), black brads, close to cocoa marker for tree trunk
Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by!