February 26, 2009

SGGW Mystery Image

Last month's Mystery Image was hosted by Pat Huntoon. Although you can't see well in the picture, the Chocolate Chip cardstock is pierced around the image. The giraffe is adhered with a pop dot.

To You From Me

Found this Stampendous stamp at my local Michaels for only $2. What a find! The flowers were colored with SU markers and accented with Diamond stickles.

February 25, 2009

Monday Lunch Time Sketch Challenge #58

Happy Birthday MJ (Late but not forgotten). This card was made last Sunday as part of MJ's lunchtime challenge. A little birdie told me that Monday was her birthday, so in honor of the challenge and her birthday, this card was born. I did not get a chance to post on Sunday night, since I have started a bedtime schedule. I thought I would post on Monday evening, then Tuesday evening, then Wednesday evening ... alas, I am posting today, Thursday. Why didn't I post, you ask? Well, for a couple of reasons. 1) Monday evening, I grocery shopped and cooked dinner; and 2) Tuesday & Wednesday evening, I had to help my mother with some personal stuff, which took forever. This evening is all mine! Woohoo!!

Hop on over to MJ's spot to check out the other players. TFL.

Stamps: A Little Birdie Told Me, Crazy for Cupcakes
Ink: Timber Brown Staz-On
CS: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Accessories: SU Stampin Write Markers, SU Watercolor Crayons, Rhinestone Brad (Fire), 1", 1-1/4", 1-3/8" circle punches, Crystal Effects, Primas, CB Swiss Dots

February 13, 2009

Blog Candy Winner

I would like to thank all of you who left comments as well as my readers who look at this blog on occasion. Please keep coming back. Brown just delivered some new toys that I plan to play with this rainy day weekend and will have more to share with you later.

.... and the winner (chosen by random.org) of the Marcella (K & Company) 20 piece clear stamps is (drum roll here) ... Mark, Linda, Alex, Carsten and Savannah. Please e-mail me at charlotte928@sbcglobal.net with your snail mail address.

February 11, 2009

Love You

I am just lovin' this set of DSP from Stampin'Up! These colors are so striking together. I made this card with the intention of giving it to my husband, but don't think I will because its just a tad too feminine! Don't ya think so too? I've got to go back to the drawing board for my hubby's card. Anyway, I hope you like it and the colors gives you some inspiration.

CS: Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, Raspberry Tart DSP
Stamps: Love You Much, Short & Sweet
Ink: Rose Red Craft
Accessories: Rose Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, small & large oval punches, clear EP

February 5, 2009

A Thank You Card and Blog Candy

Don't you just love surprises? I certainly do. About a week ago Monday, I came into my office to find a bag on my desk. I was puzzled as I did not leave anything there on Friday before I left work, and the only person with access to my office has been working from another office. Anyway, when I cautiously and suspiciously looked in the bag, there was what seemed to be an overabundance of Presidential souvenirs. I was totally blown away, because I wished I could have been at the inauguration. The television had to suffice. Anyway, the bag of goodies was from my boss' wife, Denise. She is a really sweet and very thoughtful woman!

Although it took me a week to make a thank you card, I was sill in the official "two week" time frame to send a TY card. I am quite proud of this card and I hope Denise and my Blog visitors like it too. All items Stampin'Up! with exception of the Dew Drops

While we're on the subject of surprises, I would like to give you a surprise, also known as Blog Candy. Leave me a comment. I will pick a winner next Friday.

February 2, 2009

So Cool

This penguin image was part of our Mystery Imge Swaps I regularly participate in. It is so much fun to receive an unknown image and then design a card around it. This time the hostess, Sue, not only provided the image, but also a strip of designer paper that we had to incorporate into the card. This is what I came up with. I started out by printing the sentiment "so cool!" onto the W White CS. Then I ran half of the card through the CB (sorry, can't think of the name of the folder right now). The rest came together okay. I was pleased with the outcome. Hope you like it.

Love You Much

Where has the time gone? My stamp time seems to be very limited these days. Every weekend, I try to set aside soem time to stamp, then someone or something interrupts and there goes my stamp time. I guess I need to let the phone and doorbell go unanswered! Now that sounds like a really good idea!!

This was a really quick card to make. I embossed the Pink Pirouette CS using the Swirls CB folder. Added a piece of Candy Cane DSP and tied a bow using SUs 15/16" Choc. Chip satin ribbon. The heart image was embossed and colored in using Pink Pirouette blender pen. Finally the card was adhered to a chocolate chip base.