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,


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,


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,


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.


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,

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.

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.



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. :)


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.