Tuesday, November 24, 2009

SPCC 25, card 2

The color combo Samantha picked over at SPCC was begging to be made into more Christmas cards, so here goes take 2 on this weeks color challenge. Unfortunately, it doesn't photograph very well, the background matches the Very Vanilla CS, and washes it all out! Wah! The gems are totally Certainly Celery...truest me on this one...and THANKS Dollarama!!!

Come on over to the SPCC site ladies, to enter your own creation, or just to peek at the other entries! So much creativity over there, just begging to be shared!

Ingredients: (all SU! unless otherwise mentioned)
Handsome Hunter Classic Ink, Very Vanilla CS, Kraft CS, Gems from Dollarama (my Certainly Celery bit!), Trim the Tree stamp set (used for the greeting inside the card), and Lovely as a Tree stamp set.

Monday, November 23, 2009


Hello All! This is my first official card as an SPCC Diva! Yay ME! Hope you all enjoy it, as much as I enjoyed making it! Come join us over at SPCC to enter your own creation, and see all the other fantastic entries!!! http://spcolorcombos.blogspot.com/2009/11/sp-color-combo-25.html

Ingredients: (all SU! unless otherwise mentioned)
Handsome Hunter CS, Kraft CS, Very Vanilla CS, DSP Delicate Dots, Certainly Celery Craft Ink, Glassy Glaze, Pop Dots, Delightful Decorations stamp set and coordinating punch, Gems from Dollarama, Silver Stretch Cord from unknown source.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Hi all! So, instead of packing like I should have been doing last night, I decided to create a card for the fabby Jen delMuro's "I {heart} to Stamp" sketch challenge. (link here for the sketch and to check out all the other gorgeous entries http://iheart2stamp.com/2009/11/14/your-next-stamp-sketch-for-you-to-try/ )I must admit, sitting and creating probably brought my stress level down 10 notches, so in retrospect, it was the best thing I could have done! LOL! And on to the whole packing, moving, stress level thing...it will likely be pretty quiet over here for the next few days while we get moved out and settled into our month long stop over spot, prior to moving into our new home! Bear with me, and I promise I will be back! (Also, it seems I can't link directly to my blog right now...too little patience and too much stuff to do to fuss with it. If you can't directly click my links, please copy and paste into your address bar, I believe you'll love all the sites I'm "trying" to link to! This coming week I'll figure out the glitch and fix it all)

Ok...onto the card....

Ingredients: (All SU! unless otherwise mentioned)
Very Vanilla CS, Baja Breeze CS and Classic Ink, Chocolate Chip Classic Ink, Stamp a ma jig, Sanding Block, Lots of Bots Stamp Set, Totally Tool Stamp Set, "Moravia" DSP by S.E.I., 1 1/4" circle punch by Marvy.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I think I'm done making Christmas cards! Yippee!

I went to a Christmas Card Marathon this past Saturday, and had a blast! If anyone is looking for a fun and quick way to make 20 Christmas cards, and live in Donna's area, give her a call, she is hosting one more class Nov. 29. (check out Donna's blog for a photo of some of the cards we made)



Monday, November 16, 2009

WOOHOO!!!! I'm a DIVA!!!

So finally, after all of my teasing....I can share my exciting news!!!!

The lovely and talented Samantha, over at SPCC http://spcolorcombos.blogspot.com/ has asked me to be part of her Design Team! I am now officially a "DIVA!" Woohoo! If I haven't previously convinced you to join us, please head on over to check out the site, and enter your own creations to the SPCC challenges. It is a wonderful supportive group, I feel so honored to be included amongst all of the kind and creative team members.

So...head on over to SPCC now and meet all of the other new faces, and reacquaint your selves with the fabby original Diva's!



Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy (belated) Halloween!

So. I've done something I thought I'd never do...although I appreciate seeing photos of other bloggers children, I've never posted my own. While I've consciously made this decision for many reasons (privacy issues, safety issues, reinforcing to the children what is and isn't appropriate for them to post etc.)I've decided to bend my rule today. After all...I don't think this is a recognizable child without the makeup!!!

L'il C decided she wanted to be the alien from the SU! Greetings Earthling stamp set. She picked the colors, and off we went to being creative. We made the simple gift tag last night to illustrate the original intention, and I must say we were super impressed! Hope you all enjoy it!

Ingredients: (all SU!)
Green Galore CS, Basic Black Classic Ink, Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write, Rich Razzleberry 5/8" polka dot grosgrain ribbon.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Hi there blog buddies!

I am here! And well! And, well....MOVING! I know, poor excuse for the lack of posts, but I sold my house really quickly, and had no where to move to! Talk about a stressful 2 weeks of house hunting! Well, as all things do, this worked out the way it was supposed to, and I did purchase a new home with absolutely all of my "requirements" in it! The catch....we couldn't make the closing dates match, so we are moving in with my parents for a month...it'll be tight (3 adults, 2 kidlets, 3 dogs, in a beautiful but "retirement sized" condo!) but definitely do-able. And really, I think once the packing, sorting, storing, moving, donating etc etc etc ends, and we end up there for the month, I will be back to posting frequently! Ahhhh....looking forward to it! ;o)

As it is...I was thrilled to get a request for a 50th Birthday card, so I was "forced" to be creative for an evening. Boy did that feel great! Without further chattering...here are the deets:

SU! basic Black CS, SU! DSP Tea Party, SU! Pretty in Pink Classic Ink, Silver paper and "woven" type silver paper (I'm sure there is a better name for it than that!) from the The Japanese Paper Factory, Slice cartridges FaLaLa and Spring, Paper Place "Father's Day" stamp set, Color Box silver ink, the "0" charm is from a necklace by Avon...the card recipient can cut it off (I sewed it on with black thread so you can't see it) and voila! A beautiful pendant to wear!