Monday, November 29, 2010

TCP Tuesday 135 and #2 post today!!

Yikes... been crazy busy!! For the TCP Tuesday challenge from last week. It was an inspiration pic of a chair. DP works and with the new TCP stamps reminded me of bells!! Still exploring the copics coloring skills.... trying, trying!! LOL!! Stamped the image with memento tuxedo black onto an oval nestie, colored with copics, and popped with Jody's foam dots {great deal here and sticky tape in circles, shapes etc. LOVE this stuff!!} Added snowflakes, and used the new TCP apron die- isn't it adorable??? A little Jingle Bells for the sentiment and jingle bells on the snowflakes {used Jen's SFYTT for the layout and those bells aren't exactly where they are supposed to be, but, I like them there!!

Sketch and inspiration pic....



Stamps: TCP Jingle Bells
Paper: BG Jovial, chocolate, vanilla
Ink: chocolate, copics
Accessories: TCP snowflake and apron border die, jingle bells, TCP linen thread

I'm So Grateful!!

This week for the My Favorite Things weekly stamp club challenge we were to focus on being "Thankful". Even though I get tired of work- I am thankful I have a job as so many are looking. Thankful for health, family, and friends!!

Used a MFT die-namic/stamp set combo to make this card. The sentiment was stamped on the die-namic and popped on top of a doily that was sponged. OA pattern paper was "wonky" stitched around the outside. Added some large scallops with the MFT large scallop die, ribbon, and a couple trinket pins. Had to resort to my lightbox-- {time change KWIM??}

Here's the card...

TFL!! Love when you stop by and appreciate all comments.

Stamps: MFT die-namics/stamp combo
Paper: early espresso, OA patterned paper, vanilla, bermuda bay
Ink: early espresso, TH distress ink
Accessories: Websters Pages ribbon, large scallop MFT die-namic, stitching, Maya Road trinket pins

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Happy Happy Belated Thanksgiving!!

Busy, busy week. Cooked for 11 for about 2 1/2 days (some days less)... quite a project. Had a great time though and enjoyed the holidays with family and friends.

Catching up on posts and cards. This is for week 1 of the weekly Verve challenges on SCS here. Focused on the colors: red, green, brown. Image around the border is from Verve's Fabulous You and the sentiment is from Merry Wishes. Stamped three of the christmas ornaments from Holly Jolly in red and green and popped on top of each other. Added some organza ribbon with gold cord.

Here's the card.....

Here's the sketch... well, I thought I was showing the sketch but, my server keeps rejecting it? Any ideas why, please let me know!!!!

TFL!! Hope you had a wonderful Holiday!!

Stamps: Verve Merry Wishes, Fabulous You, and Holly Jolly
Paper: DCWV, vanilla, early espresso
Ink: early espresso, real red, old olive
Accessories: grosgrain ribbon, organza ribbon, gold cord, nesties, punches

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Cats Pajamas...times two!!

Couple of cards that I finally finished for the TCP weekly challenges. The first card was for TCP 132 a few weeks ago and used Jen's SFYTT. Challenge was to use pink, orange, and red. Added a little gray. Image is adorable--my daughter and her fiance/kids ski so when I saw this image--had to have it. The image was stamped in memento tuxedo black, cut out, and colored with copics. Used Verve's bountiful backgrounds on the pink panels- stamped in versamark and heat embossed with white. See that gorgeous snowflake-- it's a new die being released by TCP tomorrow {found it at my LSS a couple weeks ago}. Cut 3 snowflakes in red, vanilla, and orange- layered and added a button with TCP divine twine. Isn't the sentiment wonderful??

Next card combines two TCP challenges...133 "Girl's Rule" and 134 which was a sketch by Alma. Picked up this image at the LSS also, Used my mitten weather dp. Stamped the image in memento tuxedo black and colored with copics. Now, took a class from Suzanne Dean and she did state it takes about 6 months of practice--I might need 12!!! LOL. Added ribbon with buttons threaded with TCP thread.

Here's the sketch

The card

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Stacey's Curtain Call and MOJO 164

Haven't posted much lately.... computer acting up and trying to keep up with life {SIL coming to Thanksgiving Dinner with a guest "we didn't know she was dating"-- coming from Indiana no less, dishwasher went out {it's been a long time since I had to come home from work everynight and wash dishes-honestly it doesn't take that long} and DH installing a new one tonight, second daughter to the doctor, first daughter focused on wedding!! Sensory overload--KWIM!!

This card is for Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge to use chocolate chip, so saffron, pear pizzazz, whisper white, and peach parfait!! Only had the new in colors in ribbon so had to find a way to make it work!! Used the MOJO 164 sketch from a week ago. I find myself pulling the colors and laying them together and then starting... used an old SU background stamp "Sanded" but, I think on this card it added the right touch. Used some Prima flowers that matched the "in color" colors, scored the white background, used a cuttlebug die that I found on sale a year ago, layered all, and added a flag sentiment from Verve's Many Blessings set.

The colors and sketch....

The card....


Stamps: Verve Many Blessings, SU Sanded
Paper: chocolate chip, so saffron, whisper white
Ink: chocolate chip
Accessories: Scor-Buddy, Prima Flowers, twine from TCP, button from stash, CB die, SU ribbon

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.... Thanksgiving Dinner??!!

Interesting.... only because, I have been so busy {invited to a formal attire retirement dinner in two weeks- had to find something to wear} and working on wedding plans for my oldest daughter {yes, we are dealing with things 1 year ahead of time} and then, my DH says, "did you see the card my sister sent?" Card said "See you for Thanksgiving Dinner. Bringing a guest. He eats a lot." My SIL lives in Indiana and we live in North Carolina-- no biggie but, do need to know who's coming {to accommodate them- when they are arriving/leaving etc., food, just those essentials!! LOL} Anywhoo, DH is mandated to get the scoop so plans can be made--- used to "flying by the seat of my pants" , thank goodness, huh!!??

Actually, have a card. For the second week of the weekly Verve challenges on SCS- I have been in a "tizzy" over this sketch and avoided it for a while. Used the second inspiration pic and focused on the colors of green, burgandy/red, black, and tan/vanilla.

Used the new release Verve winter stamps- so many are gorgeous and so versatile with the other sets Julee has created. Card is pretty straightforward {and I survived those 2 ovals}!!

No time to add inspiration pic and sketch. Sorry!!

TFL!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Stamps: Verve Merry Wishes
Paper: BG Jovial, vanilla, black
Ink: black
Accessories: Websters Pages sparkler, nesties, distressing tool, SU grosgrain ribbon

Monday, November 15, 2010

Cooking for MFT!!

First of all- I have to say it is wonderful to have a computer up and running quickly again!! Cyberdefender corrected the issues!!!

My Favorite Things {MFT} weekly stamp club challenge.... this week is anything related to "cooking". Chose the new Al La Mode "What's Cooking?" Actually, I think several of us did!! Stamped the image on cryogen ivory paper and colored with copics and cut out with an oval nesties. Used a brown paper bag that had ties at the top but, cut that area off since I wanted to add ribbon/twill there. Ran the bag through my big shot with the Quikutz polka dot embossing folder. Used OA Fly a Kite dp for the layers on the front over a vanilla panel~~ added a little stitching {starting to get acquainted with the old sewing machine!! LOL}. Sentiment is stamped on a rectangle deckles nestie and layered over a chocolate chip rectangle.

The gifty....

TFL!! Love when you stop by!!

Stamps: MFT Al la Mode "What's Cooking?"
Paper: vanilla, OA Fly a Kite
Ink: copics, chocolate chip
Accessories: brown bag, Quikutz embossing folder, SU ribbon, MFT twill, nesties

Sunday, November 14, 2010

MOJO is on Vacation!!

Not only, is my MOJO taking a little vaca but, my Cyberdefender is getting on my "nerves"!! In a "little" mood aren't I??!! LOL!!

Struggled with this card and it is not what I had envisioned but, here it is. The elements I used did make me smile though!! Stamped the flower from Verve's Big Dream {3 sizes} in chocolate chip, real red, and tangerine tango and layered/popped on top of each other... smile!! Used my lacey circle nesties in black for the background... made me smile!! Used a TCP die that I got on my copic trip to Greensboro that is being released at The Cats Pajamas on November 23... also, made me smile!! Dots Quikutz embossing folder on the chocolate chip background... another smile!! Used Jen's SFYTT for the sketch and really struggled with the top and finally went with a nesties die almost totally cut off in tangerine tango and white {for a little contrast} and added SU ribbon in a simple bow on top. Stacey's Curtain Call Colors from last weekend {yeah, yeah, just catching up-- computer was doing its' own thing!! Struggled a little with these colors, too... the a card

the sketch....
the colors...
PS ~~ can be a little frustrating dealing with computer issues!! Trying to have an open mind with Cyberdefender but, when you add 1 gig memory and nothing moves... it's a little difficult!!!

TFL!! Love when you visit and appreciate any and all comments!!

Stamps: Verve Dream Big
Paper: SU retired tangerine tango dp, chocolate chip, black, white
Ink: real red, tangerine tango, chocolate chip
Accessories: divine twine from TCP, SU button, nesties lacey circle, " border by TCP, SU ribbon, MFT border edge die

Monday, November 8, 2010

Miss You A Latte!!

Copics adventure on a small scale!! Class used large images... and, I believe practice was supposed to be on large images.... but, the stamps I LOVE don't always come large!! Card is for this weeks MFT weekly stamp club challenge - a sketch by Frances and Cindy. The image is an Al La Mode by MFT {one I love as I am a coffeholic!!} Those  are MAJOR cups of coffee.. perfect for early am--on the way to work with a need to "perk up"!!

TFL!! Love when you stop by... !!
Stamps: MFT Al A Mode "Miss You a Latte"
Paper: October Afternoon Fly a Kite, vanilla, chocolate chip, vanilla
Ink: chocolate chip, copics
Accessories: felt flower, net flower, MFT wood button, TCP linen thread, scalloped and oval nesties, MFT twill, sizzix eb folder, Jody's sticky "stuff"

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Feliz Navidad!!

Survived my trek to Greensboro for the copics class. Up at 06:30 am, out the door at 07:15 am and home by 5:00pm!! Learned a lot but, let's just hope it registered and I practice and it works!! The LSS that the class was held at had LOTS of stuff. Packed to the gills with lots of stamping treasures!! There was a sample of the monthly project that is posted on The Cats Pajamas website, absolutely adorable IRL ~ adorable on the blog too!! {as well, they had 2 of the new cut ups that are being released later this month ~ snatched them right up!!}

Enough of that. Here's my card for MOJO163. I used Glad Tidings from Verve's latest release. The snowflakes in this release are gorgeous!! Julee details her images to perfection!!!! I used the smallest snowflake and stamped in cherry cobbler and chocolate chip onto the white panel. Added some clear rhinestones to the centers. Used the new sweet scallop tag die for the top {cut out and then cut to size for the vertical panel}. The paper is from Echo Park Wintertime and has a shade of blue in it. Added MFT ribbon.

Here's a close up of the snowflakes....

TFL!! Appreciate when you visit and leave comments!! Have a great week!!
Stamps: Verve Glad Tidings
Paper: white, cherry cobbler, Echo Park Wintertime
Ink: chocolate chip, cherry cobbler
Accessories:MFT ribbon, rhinestones, SU distressing tool, nesties labels, Verve Sweet Scallop Tag Die

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy Birthday!!

Haven't had much time to stamp recently but, I was able to finish a card. WhooHoo!! Card withdrawal.... don't act like you don't understand... I KNOW you do, LOL!! Used Stacey's Curtain Call Colors {cajun craze, more mustard, pumpkin pie, very vanilla}.... wondered about these when I first saw them as they are so close together but, honestly it's a wonderful combination!! Used the FTL sketch #112 {sentiment not in upper right hand corner but, by the image...hope that's okay!!}

Exciting news to me... I signed up for a copics coloring class- this Saturday in Greensboro, NC. Suzanne J. Dean is teaching-just a jaunt 1 1/2 hours each way!!! One of my goals from a year ago {New Years!!} was to take a copic class. Up EARLY on Sat. am to leave by 7:15... right now, I'm thinking YIKES for a Sat. am!! I am excited though as I really, really need help!

Enough of that... here's the colors

Here's my card....
Stamped an outline flower in more mustard from Verve's Great Friends set  and used the CB folder swiss dots on the bg panel behind {they seem to be "go to's for me right now!!}- sentiment from Verve's Big Wish set. Pumpkin Pie is only the prima flower but.... I matched it up... perfect!! Used SU's sizzlets leaves with cajun craze, burlap is a scavenge hunt-- wanted some natural fibers and found a kit I had hanging around {actually meant to buy some burlap but, no time--ain't got no time...} Linen thread from The Cat's Pajamas and wooden button from My Favorite Things!!

TFL!!   LOVE when you stop by and leave comments!!

Stamps: Verve Great Friends and Big Wish
Paper: SU more mustard, cajun craze, very vanilla
Ink: early espresso
Accessories: linen thread from TCP, wooden button from MFT, nesties labels, CB swiss dots, prima flowers, jody's {texasjodylynn on SCS or confessionsofribbonaddict blog} sticky stuff.. i.e. foam dots and red sticky dots