Sunday, September 28, 2008

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Ownby!!!

Today is my daughter's teacher's birthday, so I decided to introduce her to the wonderful world of Stampin' Up! through her birthday gift! I had seen this card on Mary Jo Albright's amazing blog and just had to CASE it. I just got a package of Urban Garden paper and it is really pretty, but I think Green Tea is still my favorite of the new papers this season. So, Mrs. Ownby's gift is a handmade box with four all-occasions cards. Also, her favorite bagel at Panera is Cinnamon Crunch, so I hope to zip over there in the morning to pick one up for her (and a Pink Ribbon bagel for me - YUMMY!!!) I hope she loves receiving it as much as I loved making it!!
Have a great week!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Weekly Sketch Challenge 6

I can't believe I haven't posted all week!! Time flies when you're having fun! This is a super simple card using Cheers to You that I made for my Bunco buddy who hosted our game last Friday night. We had so much fun!! I used my beautiful green fine Cosmo glitter on the rim of the glass and it is so pretty! Hope you all have a great week. I promise to do better this week about posting!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

World Alzheimer's Day

This is the card I'm sending to the staff of the Artman Home in Ambler, Pennsylvania, who care for people with Alzheimer's as part of a cool blog candy promotion. You can check out all the details of this AMAZING blog candy on Carolyn King's blog.

If you have a moment in the next few days, send a card to someone you know who cares for a person with Alzheimer's or send one to the Artman Home. You thoughtfulness will be greatly appreciated!!

Spooky Goopy Box

I saw this project on Taylor Vanbruggen's blog and went completely CRAZY!!! It is so amazingly cute - she is super talented! I FINALLY found the Martha Stewart "Goop" punch at Michael's and it was the last one they had (I also got the Halloween Fence punch but I haven't used it yet). I just love the new SU! Halloween rub-ons! This box will hold several full sized cards and their envelopes and would make a FANTASTIC gift. I hope to have more Halloween projects on my blog soon, so check back!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Weekly Sketch Challenge 5

I am so sorry, blog-hoppers, that this post is so late!! I was gone all weekend and then I subbed today - I totally dropped the ball. This is a super simple card made with last year's SU! stuff, but I really like it - I made it for my upline's husband who moved to Dallas to pursue his dream job and is anxiously awaiting his sweet family to join him. Have a great week!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Color Inspiration

OK, I don't mind telling you that this color challenge is so far out of my comfort zone that I can't even SEE my comfort zone - it's THAT FAR AWAY!!! I tried one idea with Fabulous Flowers and it was U-G-L-Y! So then I turned to my favorite Bella Toile. Seriously, can you ever go wrong with toile? I think not! I randomly inked the stamp with Regal Rose and Rose Red and then I added Bravo Burgundy around the edges and a little in the middle. Then, in a stroke of GENIUS, I used my aquapainter and watercolored the background with Soft Sky ink. It's hard to see in the picture, but it is very striking in person. I hope I make the cut this week!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Itty Bitty Treat Box

Oh, what a wonderful treat box this is! And I am so completely in love with the new SU! Halloween paper (Ghostly Greetings) that I want to put it on everything - hubby and DD better keep moving! Ha! Ha! And the Chills & Thrills rub-ons are too, too cute, and so easy to use! There is a great tutorial for this box on SCS for those of you who, like me, see a project and have to make it immediately!!! Have a great day!!

ETA: I forgot to mention that I used a 6x6 piece of cardstock instead of 12x12 since I rarely have 12x12 SU! cardstock - simply score at 2" and 4".

Today must be CASE day!!

Halloween is one of my very favorite holidays! The colors, the smells, the yummy treats, the beautiful decorations, and the precious children in their costumes . . . ahhh, total bliss!! I am completely in love with so many of the adorable Halloween projects I've seen on the blogs I stalk so today, I decided to make a couple for me! The first card is by the supremely talented Mary Jo Albright. I just love SU!'s Tasty Sweet set and when you add a little glitter to the pieces, it's AMAZING! My other CASE is Leigh Ann Baird's awesome Jack-o-Lantern card! I think it's so clever that she inked her embossing folder to add a little color to Jack's face. Clever, clever, clever!! And it's so easy to do - this will likely be my go-to card this Halloween. Have a great day and thanks for checking out my blog today!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Race for the Cure Thank You!

I am walking in the Komen Knoxville Race for the Cure on October 11 with a group from church called Circle of Friends in honor of our friend, Ashley, who has breast cancer. She is a young mother who has been hit very hard by this diagnosis. But we know that God is an awesome God and we pray for her and her family every day - we pray that a cure will be found for this horrendous disease. I am raising money for the local Komen affiliate and this is the thank you card you'll receive if you make a donation! It's another CASE of TreasureOiler's awesome card on SCS. It is THE BEST layout if you're putting together a challenging color combination and I ALWAYS have a hard time with using only one color. Thanks for looking and have a great week!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Weekly Sketch Challenge 3

When I saw Annie B's sketch for this week, this is the very first project I thought of! Oh, the sweet little triangle box . . . it's one of the first boxes I learned to make as a Stampin' Up! enthusiast - an oldie but goodie! The sentiment is from Haunting Halloween and the spider is from Batty for You (one of my favorites). Have a great week!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Color Inspiration

I LOVE this color combo!! And what an AMAZING picture by Kristina!! My card was inspired by this card on SCS by TreasureOiler. I think this is a GREAT design when you want to use a color combination that might be out of your comfort zone. I've been making so many cards with Baja Blue and Kiwi Kiss lately that all the other colors are out of my comfort zone! Did you notice how "celebrate" is perfectly multicolored? I used the In-Color "markers" I created by loading the tips of new blender pens with ink from my ink refills. Oh, so easy and oh, so cool!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Another Fab Creation!

Since we had such a blast with Scott & Jennifer and the kids in WVa this past weekend, I wanted to send them an extra special thank you card and this one created by Beate Johns completely fit the bill. For those of you who don't know who Beate is, she is practically a rock star in the stamping world!! She creates amazing projects and I stalk her blog routinely. If you haven't seen it, check it out right now. Seriously, go!! I'm off to get Miss Bailey at school and then we're going to dinner at The Bonefish Grill (Bang Bang Shrimp here I come!!), so have a great day!