Tuesday, September 30, 2008

More Fall Fun!

I guess I have been on a roll with these card file folders! I have one more to share with you! This one was inspired with all the leaves changing on the trees around here! The sunshine really didn't want to cooperate with me while I was taking the picture! Sorry for the washed out look!
I hope you like! Thank you to everyone who stops by and takes a peek at my projects! I greatly appreciate all of your kind comments....they always make my day!

More Blog Candy Alerts

Love the Whiff of Joy stamps, head on over to Donalda's blog for your chance to win a Charlotte stamp!

If you are a Magnolia lover then head over to Janette's blog for your chance to win some yummy Magnolia candy...she recently hit 10,000 hits and is celebrating!

Gill is also celebrating 10,000 hits! So stop by Gill's blog and congratulate her and see her yumalicious blog candy!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Halloween Note Card Folders

I made a couple Halloween folders to hold a set of note cards to share with you! I want to apologize for the short post today, but me is VERY tired after an extremely long day! I have to meet my mom early tomorrow because we are going to another stamp camp! YAY! My mom also surprised me tonight by telling me that she booked us massages at the spa afterwards! Woo-Hoo! I am hoping to be VERY relaxed tomorrow afternoon! Maybe I will be able to come home and create some awesome projects!

The first folder has some very cool ribbon that I got from Walmart, and I added the little spiders, and spider stamp that I got from the $1.99 hot spot at Archivers!

Here's the inside view with the note cards and envelopes:
And here is a closer look at the different note cards that I made...on the one I used my Martha Stewart fence punch (which was a lot of fun to play with!):
And here is the 2nd folder! I got the scenic elements last year for some scrapbooking pages (that I still haven't scrapped yet...oppsss! hee hee!). Again, I used my Martha fence punch and got the fence to "stick out" away from the paper:
And more note cards:
Hope you all like!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Whiff of Joy Challenge & A GREAT Cause

This card is being used for two challenge entries!

First, I would like to give a BIG round of applause to Cammie. I have seen on numerous blogs the entries for her challenge, and I wanted to play along, not just because there are tons of companies donating candy to give away (almost $1,000 worth of goodies) but because Cammie is doing something for a WONDERFUL cause! Cammie's grandmother passed away in June due to complications from Alzheimer's Disease. To honor her grandmother Cammie has put together a challenge for people to make a card and send it to anyone who works with Alzheimer's patients to THANK them for all that they do! I am keeping mine local and sending my thank you note to our area nursing home for all the wonderful work that they do! To read more about Cammie's story click HERE!

Secondly, Wednesday was the official start of the Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog! I was so excited for this blog to start! I am HOOKED on WOJ stamps...and can't wait to get some more!!! The first challenge was to create a card with one of the wonderful Katharina's sketches! I had so much fun making this card...and knowing it was being made for such a great cause there was much love put into making this one!

Here is Katharina's sketch:

And here is my take on the sketch! I hope you enjoy! This is once again Melinda Blowing Kisses (can you tell that I REALLY love this stamp?!) My ribbons stay "thankful" and "grateful" which I thought were awesome to add! There are some colored leaves that I picked up at Walmart and some spare parts flowers with a little leave charm in the middle that I picked up at Archivers for decorations on the top of the card.

On the inside of the card I used a cream colored base paper. Stamped the swirl (from my Baroque Motif SU set) with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in walnut, then used the little flower (also in the same stamp set) stamped with Versamark and embossed with TH gold embossing powder! I think it turned out as elegant at the front of the card!
I wish I could be there when the recipients open the card! I hope they feel as wonderful as we are thankful for all they do for our loved ones!

Blog Candy Alerts

In case you all want to check out some awesome blog candies:

Anki's candy goes on until next Saturday! Go check it out!
Carole's blog candy ends Thursday night...so hurry up and check it out!

And you have to go to Cheribella's blog and check our her amazing fall blog candy! She asks that you create a halloween item to enter her drawing, so here is my cute entry! It is a treat holder!

Here's the inside where I have 2 little starburst candies inside!

Then there is Chris' blog candy b/c she just hit 10,000 hits!

Good luck to everyone entering!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Whiff of Joy Guest Design Team Call

Katharina of Whiff of Joy Stamps is looking for a Guest Design Team member to fullfill a 2 month spot on her team and play with her lovely stamps! I LOVE the Whiff of Joy stamps, and was VERY excited when I heard of the available position. The talent that Katharina has on her DT is amazing! I would be honored to be in their company for 2 months! I had so much fun coloring and creating for this wonderful opportunity! In order to qualify you had to create a card, or layout using one of Katharina's sketches. Her sketches are so much fun to play with that I am going to share 2 of the ones that I did....these sketches are very addicting because they are so much fun!

The first creation of mine I used Sketch #26:

And here's my entry with Winter Charlotte with Cat. I colored Charlotte and her kitty with my Copics (thanks to Suzanne's coloring tutorials....I now am in LOVE with my Copics)! I used white fun flock for Charlotte's hand warmer, stickles on her hat, martha stewart punch for paper edging, and primas. Can you tell pink and brown is my favorite color combination?
Here is the side view...you can see all the dimensionals that I used to pop the image up!
And here is a close up of Charlotte! Isn't she so cute!!!
The next sketch that I played with was Sketch #12:
I did a spin off of Sketch #12....for those of you who know me....I usually have to alter a sketch a little bit! hee hee! This is a note card folder that I made using Melinda Blowing Kisses. This is my FAVORITE Whiff of Joy stamp! Melinda is so sweet and adorable! I added some little leaves to the image to make it look like Melinda's kisses were in the fall leaves. Melinda was colored using my Copics, and diamond stickles was added to her wings.

Here is the inside view of the folder with the note cards and envelopes.

And here are all of the notecards and envelopes on display!
I hope that my creations earn me a spot on The Whiff of Joy Design Team as their Guest Deisgner! This would be a great accomplishment to achieve!

Thanks for stopping by...and stay tuned for some great Halloween projects coming up the end of this week!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Blog Candy Winner

Last week I posted my PIF blog candy, and I changed the rules a little bit and added a twist. In order to win this PIF candy you had to play along with my sketch challenge. Cheri, Linz, and Kimmie all played along and their enteries were ALL wonderful! I had such a hard time picking that I made my hubby pick a random number!

And the WINNER IS.......................................Cheri!!!!!!

Here is the sketch that everyone had to follow (or modify if you are like me....I have a hard time following directions....hee hee)
And here is Cheri's card:

Congratulations Cheri!! Please e-mail me with your mailing address so I can get your surprise to you!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

I Got Tagged!

This is a fun game!!! My Rock Bottom Scrapbooking Supplies yahoo group buddy Ann tagged me so now I am it!

Here are the rules of the game:
1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

So the 7 CRAZY facts about me:
1. I am pretty new to stamping and card making! I only started this past spring!
2. I help my hubby and father-in-law run our funeral home! I am the computer geek girl!
3. I am a full-time student pursing my life long dream of earning my Bachelor's Degree to become a CPA!
4. I am crabby if I don't get enough sleep!
5. I am usually an emotional train wreck...I cry at everything...weddings, funerals, commercials!
6. I am trying to learn blogger and link another blog to mine so I can sell my paper craft creations!
7. When I am not glued to my computer, getting full of glue, ink and glitter in my craft corner, or stuck with my nose in my text books you can find me leisurely reading christian fiction books.

Please stop and check out my friend's blogs of who I am tagging they are VERY talented and wonderful people:
1. Suzanne
2. Loreen
3. Kimmie
4. Tiffaney
5. Camilla
6. Rachel
7. Christine

I will have a bunch new cards for you tomorrow from the Stamp Camp that I was at today! I didn't get home before the sun went down to take pictures of my cards today! So I will keep you in suspense for a few more hours! More to come tomorrow!

Friday, September 19, 2008

PIF Blog Candy

I won some wonderful PIF blog candy from Kathy about a month ago....and finally have had time to post it on my blog!

However I am going to make this a PIF Challenge Blog Candy! So here is what you have to do!
1. Complete the sketch challenge shown below;
2. Post a link to your creation in the comment section of this post; AND
3. Make sure to spread the word in a post on your blog about my PIF Challenge Blog Candy!

All entries must be received by Saturday, September 20th at midnight! I will post a random winner on Sunday, September 21st!

Good Luck to all of the participants! This is my first sketch that I have made and am very excited to see what you all do with it!
**Note, this will remain at the top of my blog until Sept. 21st...so make sure you scroll down to see the newest posts below!**

A Fun Weekend is Planned!

Sorry....but no creations for today! It was a pretty busy day for me! I left for school a few hours early and stopped at JoAnn's first! I found a few good deals....got 2 new woven baskets that happened to have the cloth liners in them...and guess what....the cloth liners are pink with brown swirls.....is that so me or what!!!! So I just HAD to get them, and the best part is they were 50% off! Woo-Hoo! Got a bunch of new ribbon to....YES it's sad to admit but I am a total ribbon-aholic! However, I am going to share some of it! Maybe even you could get some of the ribbon I just got today in the blog candy that I am giving away with my sketch challenge! You still have time to enter!!!!

Then I headed off to school where I only had 1 hour of class...which shouldn't have been bad, but we watched a video on Asian burial and art culture ...which wasn't the most thrilling video so I had to try hard to stay awake (which I did...but not by much)!

This weekend is going to be so much fun! Tomorrow I have a stamp camp to go to in the morning, so I will have some fun projects to share with you tomorrow night! Then tomorrow afternoon I am hostessing a Lia Sophia jewelry party! Gots to love bling! Their jewelry is good quaility and has a life guarantee so who can complain about that! And then on Sunday I am planning on crafting all day (in between doing a little bit of homework)! I have to get my butt in gear to make projects to sell at the craft show that I have a booth in the beginning of November!

Hope you all have some wonderful plans for this weekend! Please take a moment and pray for my friend Courtney who's house got hit by hurricane Ike! Courtney and her children have been staying at her in-laws located inland and have been seperated from her husband since the storm! Courtney you are in my thoughts and prayers daily!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Many Thanks!

I need to send out lots of blog hugs! I have so many friends that I have met on this blog and I truly cherish each and every one of you! I have many thank yous to give out too! This week has been a VERY happy mail week in my house! I am so excited with all of the fun things I have gotten! So with no further ado.....

Here is a card that I got from Jacquie! She is the greatest! You so have to stop by her blog and see her work...she also has a GREAT friend networking site that she just started! It's so much fun! I love this card that she made...it so reminds me of myself...I LOVE to shop!!!! Thanks Jacquie!
Next is from my mentor Suzanne! She is so wonderful! She has helped teach me to color with my copics! She has tutorials on her blog to learn from....she's a GREAT teacher, and I am so inspired by her work....her work is so amazing....I am in awe everyday seeing her projects! Thanks for the WONDERFUL Whiff of Joy images Suzanne. I can't wait until my 1st order of stamps shows up! Stop by and see Suzanne's work and don't forget to congratulate her...she was just asked by Katharina of Whiff of Joy stamps to be on her DT full-time! Congrats again Suzanne and thank you so very much!
Next is my first card from my new Sistah Tiffaney from the Bellaholics Yahoo Group! This Sistah Round runs from September through November! I am having so much fun getting to know Tiffaney...we talk almost everyday! I love it....she definitely is like a sister to me! Thanks for all of the wonderful images Tiff...I can't wait to color now that I am finally kinda getting the hint of how to shade with my Copics!
Next is my final package that I got from my last round Bella Sistah Chris! I am going to miss Chris as my sistah...but I know we will keep in contact! She spoiled me rotten this last round! Look at all the goodies she just sent me! She felt bad b/c she didn't get my package out b/c she twisted her ankle! I told her to make sure she took care of herself first...I have awful ankles myself so I totally understand! Thanks again Chris! You Rock!
This package I got from my Cricut Sister Stephanie! She totally spoiled me this time! There is so much fun stuff to play with! Inside the metal tin it's all full of brads and eyelets! Thanks Steph this all looks so fun!
This is the package I just received today from Lynn! Lynn had blog candy going on her blog...but you had to nominate a friend to win! My bella sistah Tiffaney nominated me (by a huge surprise) and Tiffaney won....so I got this wonderful package! Tiff you are so sweet! I can't wait to make you a surprise with all these fun fall goodies! Thanks again for the generous nomination and Lynn for putting this awesome idea together!
And my final package is from Ria! I won her blog candy and this package came all the way from The Netherlands! All of the ribbon and paper and images are so much fun b/c we don't have those vendors here in the US! Thanks again Ria for giving me the option to play in your blog candy! You spoiled me crazy! I can't wait to play with all of your contents of the package!
And thanks to all of my friends who stop by my blog whether it is daily, or once in a while! All of your comments truly make my day and I always look forward to hearing from you! I will have some new project posts for you this weekend...so be on the look out! And don't forget to enter my blog candy challenge! You have until Saturday at midnight to enter!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Blog Candy Alert!

If you love the Whiff of Joy stamps as much as I do....you need to stop and see Bev's blog! She has some GREAT candy she is giving away....and her creations are amazing! So stop by and say hi to her!

Also stop by and visit Angelique's blog and wish her a happy birthday and see her blog candy!

And don't forget to enter my blog candy give away!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Stamp Club Projects!

At my Stampin' Up party a month ago....my friends and I decided to start a stamp club with our Stampin' Up Demo Kersten! She is the GREATEST and such a fun girl! We have a blast with her! Last night was our first official stamp club! There were four of us there but we had so much fun! We made 3 cards...and had to make sets for those girls who couldn't attend last night! We giggled and laughed all night long! We will be meeting every month until June so I am really excited to have my "night out" with the girls! I would MUCH rather be crafting instead of sitting in a bar! Hope you all like our creations!

The first one looked a little difficult with all of the different colors but once we got making them it was easy as pie! I see in my picture that my image didn't stamp the greatest...but at least I got the technique down to try at home now! :) Second was an easier one!
And this 3rd one was my favorite! I got to watercolor for the VERY FIRST time in my life (well at least since I was over 5 yrs. old)! I loved water coloring! Oh boy...I see having to invest in some watercolor tools now!
Sorry the pictures are so dark! It was a rainy day here today so there was no good sunlight to take my pics! Boo! :( I think it's supposed to rain tomorrow too....but we do need it....it's super dry here!

Sending all my love and prayers for those getting hit by hurricane Ike! Sassy Ike...time to go away now!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! And don't forget to check out my BLOG CANDY below!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Happy Friday

I have another sneak peak to share with you today! Click HERE to head over to the Wish blog to check out my latest creation! Hope you all have a GREAT weekend! I have a stamp club meeting tonight so I am VERY excited to go and play with my friends!!!! I can't wait to see the projects we will be making! I will share them with you tomorrow! Along with a PIF Blog Candy Challenge! So remember to stop by tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Craft Tuesday!

Well again...I should have been working on my homework today....which I did for a little while as I was doing laundry....but of course I had to get some crafting in...seeing how I didn't have school today!

Here are a few sneak peaks of more of my Wish On A Scrap Sept. Kit designs!

To see the full projects pictures click HERE to go to the Wish On A Scrap blog! Thanks for stopping by....hope you are having a GREAT week!


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