Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Heather's Little Light


Hello everyone,
Just a quick post today, I have to go to work.

Today's card is for my oldest daughter Heather. She will be home for Christmas this year. She is in Art School in California and hasn't been home form two years, so it will be so good to have the whole family together.

This wonderful little image is another from Lili of the Valley. I love their stamps!

Card Recipe
Stamps:
Christmas Candle
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pink Pirouette,
Paper: Pear Pizazz, Rose Red, My Minds Eye Little Miss Muffet, Making Memories floral Lattice, Georgia Pacific White
Accessories: Copic Markers E0000, E00, E01, C0, C1, G20, G21, RV000, Rv34, Rv69, E55, E57, E41. Yellow and Pink Spica Glitter Pens, Swarovski Crystals, Rose Pink Ribbon, Spellbinders Nestabilities Grand Lables Four, Martha Stewart border punch.
Polar White Flowersoft with Pink Chunky glitter.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I hope that you and your families have a blessed Christmas Season.

Hugs,

Deb

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Merry Christmas Ryan


Merry Christmas stamping friends.

Today's card is the second of the Christmas cards that I made for my children. This one is for my twenty-one year old son Ryan. It reminds me of him when he was little. :)

This precious image is also from Lili of the Valley. I did change the image on the computer screen from a car to a heart and the words Merry Christmas from Stampin Up. The tree is from Sweet N Sassy Stamps and is called Cocoa' s Christmas Tree. It is a digi stamp so I can make it any size I want. I love that about digital stamps.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Boys Computer Fun, Fancy Flexible Phrases. Cocoa's Christmas Tree
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Antique Linen, Tea Dye
Paper: Garden Green, Pure Poppy, Georgia Pacific White, Little Yellow Bicycle - Boys Gingham
Accessories: Copic Markers E0000, E00, E01, E55, E57, C0, C1, C3, C5, W0, W1, W3, B0000, B000, B24, B32, B34, R20, R22, R29, G20, G24. Yellow, Clear, Green Spica glitter pens. Red and Yellow Stickles. Real Red and Wild Wasabi Stitched Ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals. Cuttlebut snowflake embossing folder, Stampin Up Scallop Trim border punch. Spellbinders Classic Rectangle Nestabilities.


Thank you so much for stopping by today. Hope your day is filled with blessings,

Hugs,
Deb

Monday, December 13, 2010

Emmy's Christmas Shopping


Good Monday morning everyone,
Even though my children are twenty-one and twenty-five, I chose these precious stamps from Lili of the Valley to make their Christmas cards, so the next three days I will be sharing them with you.
These images capture childhood memories and after all isn't Christmas about a very special Child, childlike faith and the magic of the season.
I hope and pray that no matter where you are and what your circumstances are, you and your families are blessed with the Joy of Jesus the holiday season.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Skating Along
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bashful Blue
Paper: Georgia Pacific White, Brocade Blue, Brushed Silver, Shimmery White, Ice Skate Rink dp.
Accessories: Copic Markers, B32, B34, R22, R29 E43, E44, E50, Co, C1, 0. Red, Green and Yellow Spica Glitter Pens. Martha Stewart Snowflake border punch. Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder, and snowflake dies. Blue Satin Ribbon, Swarovski Crystals, Lables 10 Nestabilities, Star Dust Stickles, Polar White Flowersoft and Chunky Blue Glitter.

Thank you so much for visiting today.

Hugs and Blessings,

Deb

Friday, December 10, 2010


Good Friday morning everyone. Since it's Christmas time I couldn't resist using this precious snowman stamp from Sweet N Sassy Stamps. The set is called 'Welcome Jesus'. Isn't he adorable? I just had to add him to my snowman collection. I used the sketch from The Sweet Stop Saturday Challenge SSS85. You will have to stop by this weekend and play along.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Welcome Jesus
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bashful Blue
Paper: Bashful Blue, Cherry Cobbler, Georgia Pacific White, Dream Street Wonderland designer paper.
Accessories: Copic Markers, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Stampin Dimensionals, Spring Rain Satin Ribbon

Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you have a wonderful day.

Blessings,

Deb

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

So Fun


Hello everyone, Today's card celebrates childhood fun. Over the Thanksgiving holiday we spent time with friends and played "Pin theTail on the Donkey" with their two little boys. We all had a blast together, then when I got home I found this adorable digi image form Paper Pretties and couldn't resist it.
I would imagine that a donkey would need a few band-aids after a fun game of Pin the Tale on the Donkey. :)
This fun little guy is 'Desmond Donkey' and he is just perfect for a thank you note to our friends.
So Michael and Gabriel this is for you. Love you and miss you a lot.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Desmond Donkey, So Very
Ink: Bashful Blue
Paper: Georgia Pacific White, Brilliant Blue, Garden Green, Adorn it Bug-a-boo DP.
Accessories: Copic Markers W0, W1, W3. W5, W7, E0000, E00, E01, Y11, Y15, Y17, YR15, YG23, YG67. Brilliant Blue Ribbon, Green Glitter, O' So Sticky Tape, Primary color Buttons, Classic and Scallop Circle Nestabilities

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Hugs and Blessings,

Deb

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Greetings




Good Saturday Morning to you. I hope that today will be a day of blessings for you.

I want to share a few cards that I made using Stampin' UP! stamps. The first one is from the set Lovely as a Tree. One of my classic favorites, I never get tired of this set it is so versatile and can be used for every season and every reason.

The next two are form Stampin' Up's Winter Wonderland. I love the vintage look of these stamps. When I found this beautiful designer paper from the Out on a Whim collection by Imaginisce I knew just what I wanted to do.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Winter Wonderland
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard
Paper: Always Artichoke, More mustard, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Accessories: Summer Sunrise Stain Ribbon form Papertrey Ink, Gold glitter, Diamond Stickles, Martha Stewart punch, Classic and Scallop Oval and Square Nestabilities, Ribbon Punch, Ticket Corner punch and Swarovski Crystals.


Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I really appreciate you and read everyone.

Hugs and Blessings,

Deb

Friday, December 3, 2010

What's Cookin'


Happy Friday, and thanks for stopping by today.

Here is another adorable Cocoa image form Korin at Sweet' N Sassy stamps. He is such a busy little mouse. You can find him just about everywhere and he is one of our new December Digi images. Pleas stop by Sweet' N Sassy stamps to see what else he is up to. He will make you smile. :)

Card Recipe
Stamps: Chef Cocoa Digi, Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers from Papertrey Ink, Snag' em stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distressed Ink Antique Linen and Tea Dye.
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Garden Green, Georgia Pacific White, Basic Grey dp, Gooseberry Patch Christmas Cookies dp
Accessories: Copic Markers, Polyshrink, Ival and Scallop punch, Classic Circle Nestabilities, Stardust Stickles.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Joys of Winter


Hello everyone. Thank you so much for stopping by today.

I really love this set from Papertrey Ink. It is called On Ice and there is also an ice skate die available. So awesome. I think I like this set so much because it reminds me of my daughter Emmy. She loves to skate and took lessons when she was little. She is a wonderful person and inspires me all the time.

I had this designer paper and thought that it would be perfect for this stamp.

Card Recipe
Stamps: On Ice
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Marina Mist
Paper: Marina Mist, Whisper White, Georgia Pacific White, Sandy Lion designer paper Skiing Stripes and Skating Ice Rink.
Accessories: Copic Markers, 0, C0, C1, Metallic Silver Gelly Roll pen, Martha Stewart Snowflake border punch, Stardust Stickles.


Have a wonderful day.

Hugs and Blessings,

Deb

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Celebrate the Wonder


Good Wednesday morning. Here is a sneak peek of little Cocoa peeking out from behind his Christmas Tree. He is so cute. I am smiling again. He will be available in December.

This is today's Splitcoast Sketch Challenge, SCS308. Korin, from Sweet N Sassy Stamps is hosting the challenge. Please come and play along and share your wonderful creations. We love to see what you are up to.

Card Recipe

Stamps: Cocoa's Christmas Tree Digital image
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Wild Wasabi, Georgia Pacific White, Imagenesce Polar Express dp, Basic Grey Chocolate Chip Mint.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distressed Ink Antique Linen,
Accessories, Copic Markers, W0, W1, W3, E00, E01, E02, R29, R89, G21, G24, YG67, B0000, B000, Spica Glitter Pens yellow, peach and black. Christmas Red Stickles, Vanilla Brads, Snowflake Brads, Classic Square Nestabilities, 1" and 11/4" Circle punch, Oval and Scallop Oval punch, Wild Wasabi Stitched Ribbon,


Thank you for visiting today. I means so much to me when you leave a comment, I read each and everyone. I hope you have a good day.

Hugs and Blessings,

Deb

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Riley Christmas


Good morning. I have finally been able to get into my studio and create. We went to Chicago over the Thanksgiving holiday to visit friends and family. We had a great time, but it is always good to be home.

I want to share a Riley card with you today. I do love Riely and here he is decorating his Christmas tree. What a good moose!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Christmas Tree Riley
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Mirror Red, Beckett White, Georgia Pacific White, Holly designer paper.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distressed Ink Antique Linen
Accessories: Copic Markers, Martha Stewart Holly border punch, Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder, Red Grosgrain ribbon, Classic Square Nestabilities.


Thanks so much for stopping by today. I really appreciate you and read every comment. Have a wonderful day.

Hugs and Blessings,

Deb

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Blessigns to you at Christmas

Good Morning. Thanks for dropping by.
Today I want to share two adorable images from Sweet' N Sassy Stamps. My first card is Cocoa's Ornament. Isn't he cute?

I had fun coloring this fun little guy with my Copic markers. Y32, YR23, YR24, YR21, 0 W0, W1, W3, W5, G40, G95, G99, E02, E11 and Peach Spica Glitter Pen.

I also used the Saturday Sketch Challenge from The Sweet Stop ( SSS81 ). Please play along with
the Sugar Babies every week and link your card to the blog so we can all see your wonderful creations.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Cocoa's Ornament, Sentiment from Elzybells
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distressed Ink Antique Linen
Paper: Garden Green, More Mustard, Graphic 45 Let it Snow and Georgia Pacific White
Accessories: Copic Markers, Summer Sunrise Ribbon, Garden Green brads, Classic, Scallop and Long Rectangle Nestabilities, Fiskars Treading Water border punch, Snowflake Cuttlebug Lg. embossing folder.




My next card is Christmas Bear. When I saw him I wanted to use blue and silver so this what I came up with. I get in so much trouble when stamps make me smile.

I colored the image with Copic Markers: B01, B21, B23, B24, B32, E41, E43, E44, E47, O, C0, C1 and used a Star Dust Gelly Roll pen.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Christmas Bear
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bashful Blue
Paper: Ballet Blue, Georgia Pacific White. The designer paper is from my scraps so I don't know who makes it.
Accessories: Copic Markers, Bo1, B21, B23, B24, B32, E41, E43, E44, E47, 0, C0, C1. Star Dust Gelly Roll glitter pen, Blue and White satin ribbon, Buttons, Ballet Blue Brads, Rustic Cream Button Twine from Papertrey Ink, Martha Stewart Snowflake border punch, Classic Rectangle Nestabilities, Snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder and Stampin Dimensionals.


I hope that you enjoyed these cards and have a wonderful day.

Hugs and Blessings,

Deb

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sending Christmas Love

Hi everyone, It's so good to see you today.

I just love Elzybells Stamps and these are some of my favorites. Unfortunately they are no longer available but I really enjoy creating with them. I think it is because they make me smile. :) I hope they make you smile as well.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Elzybells

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bashful Blue
Paper: Real Red, Georgia Pacific White, Wedding White Shimmer
Accessories: Copic Markers, Polar White Flower Soft, Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder, Classic Circle Nestabilities and Stampin Dimensionals




Who can resist a deer with a little bird friend. I am sure this is what happens in nature. :)

Card Recipe
Stamps: Elezybells and Hanna Stamps (tree)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bashful Blue
Paper: Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Beckett White, Red Mirror Paper and DP ( I'm sorry it was a left over scrap and I don't know the maker)
Accessories: Copic Markers, Red Glitter, Polar White Flower Soft, Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder, Martha Stewart Snowflake border punch, Stmapin Dimensionals.

Publish Post

Thank you so much for visiting today. I hope you have a wonderful day.

Hugs and Blessings,

Deb

Monday, November 15, 2010

Let the Flakes Fly


Hi stamping friends, happy Monday.
Well I had a wonderful trip to Chicago. I got to spend time with my friends and my sister. I haven't seen her for a year and a half (waaaay to long) so it was great to see her again.

You would never know that I grew up in the city. I am such a country girl now. I've lived in Michigan for twenty-six years and I just love it here. All though it is fun to visit Chicago I am very happy to be home with my man my trees and my dogs.

As you know, I just love Fall and Winter so today's card celebrates the snow that will be falling soon. RRRAAAAAAAYYYYY!!!!!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Playful Snowman and Sentiments from Whipper Snapper Stamps
Paper: Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Georgia Pacific White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Clear Stickles, Classic Circle Nestabilities, Old Olive Buttons, Stampin Up designer paper, Martha Stewart Snowflake border punch and Stampin Dimensionals.

Thank you all for stopping by and I hope you have a blessed day.

Hugs,
Deb

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sweet' N Sassy Blog Hop Winner


Happy Friday everyone.

Just wanted to thank all of you who took part in our Sweet' N Sassy blog hop birthday celebration. We had a great time and it was because of you.

A winner has been chosen, and the lucky lady is: NIKI ESTES!!!

Congratulations Niki!! Please contact me with your email address so I can send you your treasure. I will be sending you the Poinsettia Digi image. :)

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I will be visiting my sister in Chicago so I will be back Monday.

God bless you,
Dev

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Winter Fun


Hi everyone. Hope your day is a good one.
I want to share a card that was inspired by Debbie Olsen. Not only is she a wonderful artist, but I had the pleasure of meeting her and taking a Copic Marker class from her, and she is one beautiful lady.
I saw this card on her blog and wanted to recreate it. I did change the colors and didn't add as many embellishments as she did but I still liked how it came out. Hope you stop by and visit her blog. You will be inspired.

Card Recipe
Stamps: On Ice from Papertrey Ink
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red and River Rock
Paper: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red and River Rock with Making Memories designer paper Fa La La.
Accessories: On Ice skate die, Metallic Silver Gelly Roll pen, Clear Bella's Baubles and Stampin Dimemsnioals.


Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Blessings,
Deb

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Happy Birthday Sweet' N Sassy





I am so excited to share this card with you.

This is a beautiful digital image that was created by Leah Cornelius and is called December Poinsettia. One thing that I love about digi stamps is that you can make them any size you want to fit your layout.

I wanted to get away from traditional Christmas colors and I had this gorgeous designer paper form Graphic 45's Christmas Past Collection called Let it Snow. It looked so nice with More Mustard, Garden Green and Very Vanilla.

I used Splitcoast's Wednesday sketch challenge SC305 for the layout.

If you came here from Leah's blog your in the right place. If you didn't start at the beginning, you'll want to hop back to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog and pick up from there where you left off. We have over 30 amazingly talented ladies participating in today's hop plus a prize at every stop so you really don't want to miss a single blog!

Card Recipe:

Stamps: December Poinsettia and Fancy Flexible Phrases

Paper: Georgia Pacific White, More Mustard, Garden Green, Very Vanilla and Graphic 45’s Let it Snow form their Christmas Past Collection.

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distressed Ink Antique Linen

Accessories: Copic Markers, 0, W0, W1, W3, Y0000, Y32, YR21, YR23, YR24, YG13, YG95, G99. Book Corners for Bonnies Best, Classic and Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Swarovski Crystals, Stampin Dimensionals and Lime Stickles.



This adorable image is called Cocoa's Mittens and was created by Korin Sutherland, the awesome owner of Sweet' N Sassy Stamps. Doesn't he just make you smile?

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Cocoa's Mittens

Paper: Riding Hood Red, River Rock, Georgia Pacific White, Red Glitter Paper, and DP from The Paper Studio.

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Distressed Ink Antique Linen.

Accessories: Copic Markers, 0, W0, W1, W3, W5, R0000, R000, R11, R12, R21, R24, R27, R89, YG91, YG93, YG95. Peach and Clear Spica Glitter Pens. Riding Hood Red Brads, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder, Spellbinders Classic Rectangle Nestabilities and Stampin Dimensionals.

I will be giving away December Poinsettia Digi stamp to a lucky winner.

Thank you so much for celebrating with us today!

Now hop on over to Chupa's blog to see the beautiful creations she has for you to enjoy.

Blessings,

Deb

Monday, November 8, 2010

Christmas Candle


Good Monday morning everyone. I hope that you all had a good weekend and were able to get into you studio's to create.

I used Sweet' N Sassy's stamp 'Christmas Candle' to create this card. I haven't used traditional Christmas colors on my Christmas cards in years, but this year I am really enjoying Cherry Cobbler with many different greens.

Remember, Tuesday November 9th, Sweet' N Sassy Stamps is celebrating their third BIRTHDAY. Pleas stop by for an awesome blog hop and a chance to win some wonderful digi stamps.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Christmas Candle by Leah Cornelius from Sweet' N Sassy Stamps.
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke and Basic Grey's Holly Berries.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distressed Ink Antique Linen
Accessories: Copic Markers, R12, R22, R27, R29, R89, Y15, G20, G21, G28, YG03m YG93, 0, W0,W1. Swarovski Crystals, Ticket Corner Punch, Gold Brads,Willow organza and satin ribbon and Stampin Dimensionals
.

Thanks for visiting today and now, go create. :)

Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Cocoa's Fall Fun

Happy Saturday stamping friends.

Today I want to share the card that I made for the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge, SSS80.
Please stop by and play along with us and see the new sketch for this week.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Cocoa's Pumpkin, An Apple for Cocoa
Paper: Summer Sunrise, Ripe Avocado, Riding Hood Red, Georgia Pacific White, First Fruits DP from Papertrey Ink.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distressed Ink Antique Linen
Accessories, Copic Markers, 0, W0, W1, W3, W5, E00, E02, E08, E11, G20, YG91, YG93, YG96 YR21, Spica Glitter Pens,Riding Hood Red Ribbon, Buttons from my stash, Stampin Up border punch and Stampin Dimensionals.

Thank you so much for visiting today, I really appreciate you taking the time to do so. I would love to hear from you.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Jude's Christmas Box


Good morning everyone. I am sorry that I haven't posted in a while, I've been feeling under the weather. Today is a beautiful, cold and snowy day. I don't think that it will stick but I love to watch it come down. I am one of those rare people who loves the winter. What can I say, every season has it own beauty, which leads me to this card.

Christmas is fast approaching and I made this card for the little guy that lives across the street. He is such a sweetie and has completely stolen my heart.

This is another fantastic stamp by Mo Manning. She is a freelance author and illustrator of children's books who is a wonderful artist and captures the true nature of childhood. I just love her work! Her images are available in Digital format, Photopolymer clear stamps and in Rubber. Please visit the above companies for her wonderful creations.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: I Even Love the Box by Mo Manning from Stamping Bella
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Antique Linen.
Paper: Garden Green, Real Red, Georgia Pacific White, Designer Paper, sorry, I don't know who makes it. :( .
Accessories: Copic Markers
, 0, W0, W1, W3, Co, C1, E0000, E00, E01, E30, E31, E34, G40, G82, YG67, R21, R29, R89. Spica Glitter Pens in Lipstick & Olive, Gelly Roll Stardust Pen. Polar White Flower Soft. Swiss Dot and Christmas Holly border Cuttlebug embossing folders. Spellbinders Square Nestabilities, Gold Metallic Ribbon and Stampin Dimensionals.

Thank you so much for visiting today. I love hearing from you so please leave me a comment if you would like. Have a wonderful day.

Blessings,

Deb

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Christmas Blessings


Hello everyone. Hope your day is a good one.
I am trying to decide what I want to do for my Christmas cards and this is in the running. I am having a hard time picking one so I may make a few different cards.

For this card I used a beautiful images from Stampin' Up! called Bells and Boughs and the sentiment is from Star Studded Season.
The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic Markers: YR23, YR24, YR31, G20, G21, G24, R43, R46, R89. I sponged the image with Distressed Ink Antique Linen while it was still in the Classic Circle Nestability and layered it on Brushed Gold and Cherry Cobbler. The designer paper is Basic Grey Holly Berries.
I wanted to add some sparkle so I layered that on some Metallic Gold ribbon from Michaels and layered that on Garden Green and punched the bottom edge with Martha Stewart's Holly border punch. For some texture I embossed the Cherry Cobbler with a Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder.
I stamped the sentiment directly on the designer paper and added a bit more sparkle with a Gold Spica Glitter Pen and some Swarovski Crystals.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Bells and Boughs, Star Studded Season
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Antique Linen
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Brushed Gold,Georgia Pacific White and Holly Berries designer paper.
Accessories: Copic markers, Classic Circle Nestablilties, Metallic Gold Ribbon, Snowflake embossing folder, Swarovski Crystals, Holly border punch, Spica Glitter Pens.


It means so much to me that you've taken the time to visit today.

Blessings,
Deb

Friday, October 29, 2010

Frosty Fun


Good Friday morning stamping friends. I just got some treasures in the mail today and had to play. I just love winter and snowmen and this wonderful set Friendship Jar and Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers form Papertrey Ink has it all.

I colored the image with Copic markers: B0000, B000, R29, R89, Co C1, C3, C5, YG67. I added some sparkle with Lipstick, Olive, Black and Clear Spica Glitter Pens and Star Dust by Gelly Roll.

The jar was cut out with the matching Jar die from Papertrey Ink then stamped with the snowman image ( just love him). I layered that on designer paper by Graphic 45 from their Christmas Past Collection and Real red. I embossed Whitewash Core'denations paper with my Snowflake Cuttle folder and lightly sanded it and punched out the bottom edge with my Martha Stewart Snowflake border punch and layered on Blue Bayou.
The tag was cut out with the Labels Eleven Nestabilities and sponged with Soft Sky and Going Gray. The beautiful ribbon is Enchanted Evening from Papertrey Ink and Cloud Metallic ribbon from Martha Stewart. The Snowflake is a retired embellishment for Stampin' Up! called Felt Flurries.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Friendship Jar and Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers. The sentiment is from On Ice all from Papertrey Ink.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Sky, Going Gray
Paper: Blue Bayou, Real Red, Georgia Pacific White, Graphic 45 Christmas Past, Whitewash Core'denations.
Accessories: Copic Markers, Cuttlebug Snowflake folder, Labels Eleven Nestabilities, Jar Die, Felt Flurries, Enchanted Evening and Cloud ribbon and Stampin Dimensionals.


Thank you so much for visiting and have a blessed day.

Deb

Thursday, October 28, 2010

SC 303 The First Thanksgiving


Good morning! I made today's card for last weeks Splitcoast sketch challenge ( SC 303 ). The images are Sweet' N Sassy digi stamps. They are ' Pilgrim Girl Molly and Cocoa's Pumpkin' I couldn't resist bringing them together on a card. Isn't she sweet and little Cocoa just makes me smile.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Pilgrim Girl Molly, Cocoa's Pumpkin
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distressed Ink Old Paper
Paper: Blue Bayou, Cajan Craze, Georgia Pacific White and Apple Cider designer paper by Imaginisce.
Accessories: Copic Markers E000, E01, E02, E08, E09, E18, E19, E30, E31, E33, W0, W1, W3, Y17, Y32, Y38, YR21 YR21, YR23, YR15, YG21, YG95, Clear, Yellow, Chocolate and Peach Spica Glitter Pens. Autumn Flower Soft, Cajan Craze Brads, Classic Oval and Circle Nestabilities, Scallop Circle, Long Rectangle and Classic Long Rectangle Nestabilities. Martha Stewart Leaf border punch, Blue Bayou Stitched Ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals.

Thanks so much for visiting today. Pleas stop by Sweet' N Sassy Stamps and see what Korin and the girls have planned. There's going to be a CELEBRATION coming up.

Have a wonderful day.

Blessings,
Deb

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

SC304 SNSS November Chrysanthemum


Hello stamping friends. Today I am giving you a sneak peak of a new Sweet' N Sassy stamp by Leah Cornelius called November Chrysanthemum. Isn't it a wonderful image?
I wanted to use the more muted tones of autumn for this card, and I found this awesome designer paper in my stash but have no idea who makes it. I layered it with True Thyme and Chocolate Chip. I stamped my image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored it with my Copics markers. 0, W0, W1, E34, E37, E51, E53, YG91, YG93, YG95. I sponged around the image while it was still in the Oval Nestability with Distressed Ink Antique Linen, Mellow Moss and True Thyme. I hi-lighted the image with a Chocolate Spica Pen and Distressed Stickles, Peeked Paint.
I added a metallic copper ribbon, Swarovski Crystals, and Book Corners for Bonnies Best.

Card Recipe:
Stamp: November Chrysanthemum from Sweet' N Sassy Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Mellow Moss, True Thyme, Distressed Ink Antique Linen
Paper: True Thyme, Chocolate Chip, Georgia Pacific White, Designer paper
Accessories: Copic Markers, Swarovski Crystals, Distressed Stickles Peeled Paint, Stampin Dimensionals, Classic and Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Spica Pens

Thank you so much for stopping by I hope you have a wonderful day.

Blessings,

Deb

Friday, October 22, 2010

Christama Rose



Good Friday morning! The Weekend is finally here Raaaaayyyyy for us!
Today's card is for the Splitcoast sketch challenge this week (SC303) and I used a Sweet' N Sassy Stamp ' June Rose' by Leah Cornelius which I thought would make a wonderful Christmas Card. I love roses.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: June Rose from Sweet' N Sassy Stamps, A Cardinal Christmas from Stampin' Up!
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distressed Ink Old Paper
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Georgia Pacific White, Brushed Gold, BoBunny 'Noel Holly designer paper.
Accessories: Wine satin, Metallic Gold and Willow satin ribbons, Gold brads, Copic Markers: E12, R22, R27, R29, R89, Y15, YG03, YG93, G20, G21, G28, 0, W0, W1. Smooch Vanilla Spritz, Cuttlebug Holly embossing folder, Stampin Dimensionals and Long Rectangles and Labels 11 Nestabilities.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I would love to see your beautiful creations so please leave a comment so I can pay you a visit.

Blessings,

Deb

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Christmas Friendship


Good Wednesday everyone. I want to share another Michelle Perkett digi stamp. I just love her work. Todays image is called 'Holly the Christmas Friendship Fairy'. You can find her and many other beauties here at Michelle's Etsy store.

I printed the image on Georgia Pacific White paper and colored it with my Copic Markers. 0,C0,C1, E41, E43, E44, E47, Yg91, G20, G21, BG0000, BG000, Bg02, R0000, R000, R00, RV21, RV19 and sponged around the edge with Bashful Blue. I added Polar White Flower Soft to her dress and used Dazzeling Diamonds on the branches. The flowers were hilighted with a StarDust gel pen. She is layered on Brushed Silver and poped up on Cherry Cobbler which I punched with a Martha Stewart border punch. I then added some silvery blue ribbon and layered that on a beautiful designer paper from Dream Street called Wonderland. That is layered on Soft Sky and more Cherry Cobbler. All of that is layered onto a Soft Sky card. Of course there had to be more bling (Ya know Christmas and all.) so I added Clear Swarovski Crystals to finish.

Card Recipe
Stamp: Holly, the Christmas Friendship Fairy from Michelle Perkette
Ink: Printer Ink
Paper: Georgia Pacific White, Cherry Cobbler, Brushed Silver, Soft Sky and Wonderland designer paper.
Accessories: Copic Markers, Silvery Blue ribbon, Polar White Flower Soft, Dazzeling Diamonds, Swarovski Crystals, Martha Stewart Border punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Stampin Dimensionals.


Thank you so much for visiting today, I love hearing from you so please leave a comment if you would like. Have a wonderful day.

Blessings,
Deb

Monday, October 18, 2010

I'm Sorry


Hello everyone. This is a card that I made for my dear friend's birthday that I forgot. UGH!!! I hate when I do that. Anyway, this image is from Paper Pretties. Isn't it cute. :) I just couldn't resist it.

Card Recipe:
Stamp: Horsin' Around from Paperpretties
Ink: Memento Black, Distressed Ink Antique Linen
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Lovely Lilac, Georgia Pacific White, Wood grain designer paper form Imanginsce and Plaid designer paper. ( sorry don't know who makes it.)
Accessories: Copic Markers, Paisley Cuttlebug folder, Chocolate Chip ribbon, Lavender and Yellow Stickles, Classic and Scallop Oval Nestablilities, Stampin Dimensionals.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Blessings,

Deb

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Poinsettias in Pink


Good Thursday morning stamping friends. I am so excited to share yet another beautiful flower stamp by Leah Cornelius from Sweet' N Sassy Stamps. This lovely image Digi Stamp is called 'December Poinsettia'. I just love to color Leah's images with my Copics. I also used the sketch from Splitcoast from last week SCS301 for the layout of my card. Please stop by Sweet' N Sassy Stamps to see what other wonderful treasures that are available.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: December Poinsettia
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distressed Ink Antique Linen
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Rose Red, Georgia Pacific White, My Minds Eye 'Little Miss Muffet' and Making Memories ' Floral Lattice' designer paper
Accessories: Copic Markers: RV000, RV00, R81, R83, R85, R89, G21, G40, G94, G99, Y15, Y17, O, W0, W1. Rose ribbon, Rose Swarovski Crystals, Stampin Dinensionals, Vanilla Smooch Spritz, Martha Stewart border punch.

Thank you so much for visiting today. Hope you all have a wonderful day.

God Bless,
Deb

Monday, October 11, 2010

Wishing You Well

Hello everyone, Thanks for stopping by today. I am excited to share this lovely stamp from Sweet' N Sassy Stamps called August Gladiola. I used Concord Crush card stock for the base of the card and for the layering. It is a beautiful deep purple. I added a textured lavender onto the base and layered Pixie Dust Purple Stripe designer paper that I embossed with my Cuttlebug on Concord Crush. This wonderful sketch is from Jen del Muro. Please pay her a visit she is awesome!!
I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers 0,W0, W1, BV0000, BV02, BV04, G2o, Yg91, G21, & Y23. I cut it out with Labels Four Nestabilities and embossed it and while it was still in the die I sponged it with Distressed Ink Antique Linen. I embellished it with Yellow Swarovski Crystals and some purple and yellow buttons from by stash. The ribbon is Lemon Tart satin from Papertrey Ink. I added yellow Stickles and some yellow Fun Flock on the Gladolias. To add dimension I used some Stampin' Dimensionals.

Card Recipe:
Stamp: August Gladiola from Sweet' N Sassy Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distressed Ink Antique Linen
Paper: Concord Crush, Lavender Textured paper, Georgia Pacific White and Pixie Dust Purple Stripe designer paper.
Accessories: Copic Markers, Spellbinders Label Four Nestabilities, Swarovski Crystals, Birds and Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder, Yellow Fun Flock, Lemon Tart stain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals and Buttons.

It means so much that you took the time to visit today. Please leave a comment if you would like. I love hearing from you. Have a wonderful day!

Blessings,
Deb

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Happy October


Hello stamping friends. Here is an adorable Digi stamp from Sweet' N Sassy Stamps. It's called 'Happy Scarecrow'. Doesn't he make you smile? :) I colored him Copic Markers 0, W0, W1, E35, E37, E41, E43, E44, E47, E5o, E51, E55, G20, G82, G85, Y02, Y-8, YR24, YR65, R22, R24, R29, B21, B23, B32, B91, B93, B95 and then sparkled it with Red, Blue and Yellow Spica Glitter Pens. I sponged around the edges with Bashful Blue. I added Distressed Stickles Antique Linen to the ground to give it some texture.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Happy Scarecrow Digi stamp from Sweet' N Sassy Stamps
Paper: Old Olive, Georgia Pacific White, Jillibean Soup designer paper Peeled Carrots and Whole Chicken.
Accessories: Copic Markers, Spica Glitter Pens, Distressed Stickles Antique Linen, 'Pure Poppy' ribbon from Papertrey Ink. Stampin Dimensionals, Martha Stewart Barn corner punch. Old Olive brads.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit today. I appreciate your comments. Have a wonderful day.

Blessings,

Deb

Monday, October 4, 2010

Autumn Gifts


Good morning everyone. I went to this wonderful store in our area (Arnie's Arts and Crafts please check out their site.) and found this beautiful stamp by Penny Black called 'Autumn Gifts'. Well, actually I didn't find it, it jumped into my basket, and what can you do when a stamp does that. NOTHING!!! I agree. So it had to come home with me. :) Sorry I got carried away.
I seem to have found another favorite color. I love Cherry Cobbler as you can probably tell as of late. It is such a great color for fall and winter! I have had this beautiful designer paper from Basic Grey called Cranberry Sauce for a long time. It is from the Wassail collection and even though it is a Christmas paper I thought that it worked great for this image.
I stamped my image on Georgia Pacific White with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with my Copic Markers. I'm sorry but I don't have the list of colors for you. I used so many different markers it would have filled the page by itself. I layered that on Cherry Cobbler and poped it up with Stampin Dimensionals. I embossed the More Mustard layer with Swiss Dots embossing folder and punched the bottom edge with the leaf border punch from Fiskars. I adhered that onto the designer paper and layered that on more Cherry Cobbler. The corners are book corners from Bonnies Best, they have such awesome embellishments. I added some Summer Sunrise ribbon from Papertrey Ink and then layered everything onto the More Mustard card base.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Autumn Gifts (Penny Black) from Arnie's Arts and Crafts
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Distressed Ink Antique Linen
Paper: More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler, GPW and Basic Grey designer paper
Accessories: Copic Markers, More Mustard Brads, Ticket Corner punch, Fiskars border punch, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Summer Sunrise ribbon, Book Corners and Stampin Dinensionals.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I love hearing from you so please leave a comment if you would like. Have a wonderful day.

Blessings,

Deb

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sending Smiles


Hello everyone, This is sketch SSS74 form The Sweet Stop. It's The Sweet N Sassy Challenge Blog. Every Saturday the talented Sugar Babies post an awesome sketch challenge for you to play along with. Please stop by for some wonderful inspiration and have fun creating. There are awesome prizes to win as well. Even though this is a sketch from a couple of weeks ago I loved the layout and the color scheme so I wanted to share it with you.

The stamp set is from the Sweet' N Sassy Stamps September release and is called 'October Marigold'. I love flowers and Autumn and had so much fun combining the two. Please stop by and check them out. You won't be disappointed. They even have Digi Stamps available.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: October Marigold
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Distressed Ink Antique Linen
Paper: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Georgia Pacific White and Fall Flower Girl by Imaginisce
Accessories: Copic Markers, 0, wo, w1, y21, y23, y24, yg21, yg93, yg95, r29, Summer Sunrise ribbon from Papertrey Ink. Classic Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug border embossing folder and Stampin Dimensionals.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit today. I love hearing from you. Have a blessed day.

Hugs and Smiles,

Deb

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Apple Harvest



Hi everyone! So good to see you today. I wanted to share this beautiful set from Flourishes Stamps. It is called 'Apple of My Eye' and you can find it here. What an awesome stamp company, they have such beautiful images. Please check them out if you haven't yet.



Here is a shot of the main image which is from the Flourishes stamp set 'Apple of My Eye'. I stamped the apple image on Georgia Pacific White paper and then used my Copic Markers to color with: O, W0, W1,W3, E41, E43, R0000, R000, R12, R21, R27,
R29, R89, Yg0000, G12, G20, G21, G28. I know, I use a lot of colors when I color but I just can't help it. I used Label's Ten Nestability from Spellbinders and sponged around the image while it was still in the die with Destressed Ink Antique Linen. I added Book Corners form Bonnie's Best.



Here is a close up of the easel base. I used an image form 'Vintage Picnic' stamp set form Papertrey Ink. You can find the set here. I just love this set because it can be used for so many occasions. The word apple is form the Flourishes set ' Apple of My Eye'. I went over the letters with a clear glaze pen. I stamped the smaller apple form 'Apple of My Eye' on polyshrink with Black Stazon ink and colored it with Stampin' Write Markers, then shrunk it with my embossing gun. The Ribbon is 'Pure Poppy' from Papertrey Ink and the little white apple blossom buttons are from my button stash. I had to add some bling so I glued several Red Swarovski crystals across the top to hold the main image from slipping forward when standing.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Apple of My Eye from Flourishes and Vintage Picnic from Papertrey Ink.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distressed Ink Antique Linen.
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Georgia Pacific White, My Mind's Eye Designer Paper.
Accessories: Copic Markers, Pure Poppy Ribbon from Papertrey Ink. Swarovski Crystals, Polyshrink, Stampin Dimensionals, Spellbinders Label's Ten Nestability, Book Corners from Bonnie's Best, Buttons from stash.

Thank you so much for visiting today and taking the time to leave a comment. Have a wonderful day.

Blessings,

Deb

Friday, October 1, 2010

SC300 Holly Wreath


Good Friday morning everyone! I am so excited, Korin has asked me to be part of the Sweet' N Sassy Stamps Design Team for the next 3 months. May I say AAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!! This is my first time as a design team member anywhere and my family has had to scrap me off the ceiling the last few days. I have so many wonderful new digi stamps to show you. The October release is just awesome. So without further ado, here is my first card.
This beautiful image is called ' Holly Wreath'. You can find it here. I colored it with Copic Markers R22, R29, G20, G21, G28, G82, G85, 0, W0, and W1. The layout is SC300 sketch from Splitcoaststampers. I can't believe that there have been 300 sketch layouts. What a wonderful source of inspiration!
I used Cherry Cobbler card stock and layered this vintage looking designer paper from CTMH on top. For the two strips, I used Cherry Cobbler card stock and My Mind's Eye 'When I Grow Up' designer paper and layered 1/8" red ribbon on top of gold ribbon. I added some Red Swarovski Crystals on the berries and sponged around the image while it was still in the Classic Circle Nestability with Distressed Ink Antique Linen and layered that on top of a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock that was cut with a Scallop Circle Nestability. The edge of the green designer paper was punched with Martha Stewart's 'Holly' border punch.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Holly Wreath form Sweet' N Sassy Stamps
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Georgia Pacific White, My Mind's Eye and CTMH designer paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distressed Ink Antique Linen
Accessories: Copic Markers, Spellbinder Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Holly border punch, red and gold ribbon, Swarovski Crystals, Stampin Dimensionals

Thank you so much for visiting today. I really appreciate you. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Blessings,

Deb

Monday, September 27, 2010

Birthday Bear


Hi everyone. It is so good to be back. I have some exciting news!! Korin and Kim from Sweet' N Sassy stamps have asked me to be a guest designer for October. I have never done this before and am so looking forward to being part of such a wonderful stamp company. I have been busy creating and can't wait to share what I've been up to.
Today I want to share a cute little card that I made for a my friend's son a while back. I love this bear from Stampin' Up. He is from a set called Under the Stars.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Under the Stars
Paper: Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Georgia Pacific White, Roughing It designer paper from Moxxie.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distressed Ink Antique Linen, Old Olive
Accessories: Copic Markers: E43, E44, E47, E49, C9, O, Wo, W1, Stampin Dimensionals.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day.

Blessings,

Deb

Monday, September 20, 2010

Happy Birthday


Good Monday morning. I am loving Memory Box designer paper lately and layered this beautiful piece with Pure Poppy, Brushed Copper and Chocolate Chip paper. I colored the image from 'Vintage Picnic' a Papertrey Ink stamp set, with Copic Markers and Spica Glitter Pens. The basket is cut out and popped up on another piece of the designer paper that I layered with Pure Poppy and Brushed Copper and cut out with Nestabilities. I wanted to bring out some more red and added a piece of Pure Poppy ribbon to the corner.

Stamps: Vintage Picnic
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Brushed Copper, Pure Poppy, Memory Box designer paper
Accessories: Pure Poppy Ribbon, Octagon Nestabilities, Copic Markers: E30,E34, E37, R24, R27, R29, YG05. Spica Glitter pens and a white gel pen were used for hi-lights on the apples. The glitter doesn't show up very well in the photo but in real life it adds a wonderful shimmer.

Thank you so much for visiting today. Please leave a comment, I love hearing from you.

Blessings,

Deb

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Autumn Basket


Happy Sunday. My husband and I are celebrating our 29th anniversary today. Maybe that is why I love the fall so much. In honor of this special day I have created this card using 'Vintage Picnic' a stamp set from Papertrey Ink. It's a wonderful set that can be used for any season. I colored the image with Copic markers and sponged it with Distress Ink Antique Linen. The center of the flowers are embellished with Swarovski Crystals of course. I used Summer Sunrise and Dark Chocolate card stock for layering and mounted the matted image on Twiggy designer paper from Memory Box.

Thank you for visiting today and have a wonderful day.

Blessings,

Deb

Friday, September 17, 2010

First Fruits


Good morning. I love fall and right now it is apple season in Michigan so I thought that I would share this card with you. This is one of my favorite sets form Justrite Stamps. It's called 'Autumn Blessings Borders and Centers'.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Autumn Blessings Borders and Centers by Justrite Stamps
Paper: Pure Poppy, Wild Wasabi, Georgia Pacific White, First Fruits Designer Paper by Papertrey Ink Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Antique Linen,
Accessories: Copic Markers, Spica Glitter Pens, Red Brads, Spellbinder Oval Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Leafy Branch Embossing Folder, Fiskars border punch and Stamping Dimensionals.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today. I hope you a have a wonderful weekend.
Blessings,

Deb

I used R22, R29, R89 and a White Gel Pen for the apples and blended starting with the lightest color (R22) first then added R29 then blended where the colors meet with R22 and then added the R89 and blended where those colors meet with R29. After it dried for a couple of minutes I added the white hi-lite.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

In Heaven's Arms



Good morning everyone. My card today is for a very dear friend who just lost her precious baby. I wanted a special image and found this wonderful Digi stamp from Michelle Perkett Studio. Michelle is a very talented artist who truly captures a mama's heart with this beauiful piece called 'Enchanted Slumber'.
I colored this image with Copic Markers: E0000, E00, E01, E41, E43, E44, E47, E50, E51, G12, G94, Boooo, B21, B23, Yoo, Wo, W1, O. I used Spica clear to add sparkle on her dress which you cannot see in the photo but in real life it adds a soft shimmer. A Gelly Roll Clear Star pen was used on the moon, her crown and their wings. This pen really adds a wonderful sparkle. I added Clear Swarovski Crystal to the flowers in the background. A Fiskars border punch was used to punch the design in the Brushed Silver paper. The image is layered on Marina Mist and Sage Shadow. This wonderful designer paper is from TPC Studio's Mediterranean Summer collection and is called 'Mirage'.

Love you Erin.

Thank you for stopping by today. Please leave a comment, I love hearing from you.
Have a blessed day.

Deb