Thursday, December 27, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
These stamps are FABULOUS!! The site is great too...easy to navigate. I love the idea gallery and the photos of the design team members.
December 13, 2007 9:44 PM
My prize will be on it's way in the next few days and so will your stamp set from Treehouse Stamps!!!
Sorry for the late post! Huge snowstorm last night causing internet issues!!
Friday, December 14, 2007
Don't forget to check out their site and leave me a comment in the post below to be entered in the blog candy contest!!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
On this card I used the snowman from Winter Memories, including the sentiment. All of these stamps are so cute and very easy for coloring with any type of medium.
On here I used my Watercolor Wonder Crayons from SU! and a blender pen. I didn't start out for a masculine feel to this card, but the colors I chose were going that way!!! So I softened it up with the large circle flower copper brad, organdy and satin white ribbon and small piece of blue embroidery floss.
My colors came from the medium size blue panel as I wanted to try out the Faux Denim technique in the newest Technique Junkie newsletter. So easy to do and I like how this came out!!
My base card is PaperTrey Ink's white, then Creamy Caramel which I ran through my Cuttlebug with the snowflake folder, followed by the Faux Denim piece mounted on Choc. Chip text. and Night of Navy under the main image. The second and third panels are distressed around the edges and I did light sponging around the base card, snowman and the sentiment in Creamy Caramel.
I really like doing the sentiment layers as I feel this really makes the sentiment pop! I did revers paper piercing on the round tab layer and faux stitching on the Brocade Blue circle. Both the second and third panels are up on different size dimensionals for depth.
I used small pom-poms for the hat and his buttons!
Please let me know what you think about this little guy!! He will be off in the morning mail to my vets office for Christmas!! We have had some animal emergencies this year and they have taken great care of them, and us, during those times!!
The sketch I used here is this week's SC on SCS!
Now for the blog candy!!! How would you like to win a free stamp set?? The two sets pictured here are the new sets from Treehouse Stamps which I have been showing all week!!!
This is what you do to enter: Take a look at the website for Treehouse Stamps and then come back here and leave me comment. In your comment please let me know what you like, dislike and any suggestions you may have for the site. And please let me know what set you prefer if you win. I cannot guarantee you will receive your preference as Ashley and Kristen will be mailing them out, but I will give it my best shot!! In addition to that, I will personally be sending the winner a small gift made with one of the sets!! I'll get a pic posted by tomorrow of my gift!
Isn't this the greatest??? Who doesn't love free stamps & gifts?? So jump on over to the Treehouse Stamps website and look around and come back here with your comments!!! You have until Saturday, December 15th at 11:59 pm to get your comments in!!
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
On my first card I used the moose from Snowball Fight. I just love this guy the best for some reason!! Maybe because he is so innocently waiting with that snowball to throw at someone?? I colored him with my SU! markers and I used the colors from today's Color Challenge on the card. Those are Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie and Certainly Celery. Not a combo I would have thought up, but I do like how they came together.
The sentiment here is also in this set. I made a layered sentiment panel using my round tab and 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches. Used my gel pen for some faux stitching. I did some distressing on the Pumpkin Pie and Certainly Celery base panels and sponged Pump. Pie around the main image panel.
For his snowball I attached a small pom-pom. The main image panel and the sentiment layer are up on dimensionals or thick foam squares.
For my second card I used the cup of hot cocoa from Winter Memories. Again I used the colors from the CC. Both cards use dp celery and rose red.
For my ribbon tie on the bottom panel I used both oval punches and placed a white eyelet in them and ran the white taffeta through the open holes. A simple knot with another piece and it's done. Again I did distressing to the Pumpkin Pie and Celery layers, as well as sponging on the main image panel with Pump. Pie. I always like to tone down the glare of white cardstock.
I used the same small pom-poms for the marshmallows in the cocoa and touched them just lightly with Pumpkin Pie. This panel is up on dimensionals.
I hope you like the sneak peek. I've got more to come to help whet your excitement for these new stamps!! You can check out the website here: Treehouse Stamps
Happy Stamping everyone!!!
Sunday, December 9, 2007
This week's Featured Stamper is Charlene AKA LilLuvsStampin! Charlene has an amazing gallery chock full of the sweetest, adorable and amazing cards!! And she's from Michigan too!! Just a hop, skip and jump from me!
I had 4 cards picked to case and decided to go with this one here: Petal Pushers I loved the layout, clean and simple, but I also like the color scheme from the LSC she created this card for.
My changes are:
*Colors - Basic Gray, Purely Pomegranate, PaperTrey Ink white
*Stamp set - Time Well Spent (new Level 3 hostess set)
*I distressed all the edges with the distressor tool
*I kept the layout the same and I did use the ticket corner punch, on all the corners of the image panel and only the corners of the larger sentiment panel.
I used my blender pen in P. Pom. to color in Friends.
The flower centers were stamped on Purely Pom. and punched out with the 3/4" circle punch and then I matched up the lines to the bottom flower.
I just had to share this newest picture of Cameron, my grandson, with everyone. As you know I am remodeling my home and right now I have my stamping supplies all over the house!!!
Well, Cameron found the shelf which I have my Pearl-Ex stored on and decided he needed to wear some!!! He must see his mother or other grandmother put make-up on as that appeared to be what he was mimicking!!
He's just so cute I couldn't even get mad, instead I just laughed and took a picture!! Isn't he just a ham??
Take Care everyone!!!
Thursday, December 6, 2007
I am on the Design Team!!!!!!! How cool is that??? This is the first time I have ever applied to be on a design team and I just about fell off my chair when I saw the email from Ashley with the email stating I had been picked!!! So as soon as I have the stamps in my hot little hands to play with, I will post pictures for you see and enable you to run to the place to purchase them!!!!
Here are my fellow team design members and links to their blogs or SCS galleries:
*Amber Hillman - Amber's Antics
*Kelly Sampson - Dairies of a Stamper
*Karen Hunsaker - Karen's SCS gallery
*Elizebeth Neuman - ebethonline
I will also be posting these to my blog list on the side. Please take a moment to check out the wonderful work of these ladies!
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
I recently purchased one of the Martha Stewart border punches and had played around with on a scrap piece of Orchid Opulence and wanted to use this on my card. I really like how Certainly Celery, Orchid Opulence and Black go so well together. A few embellishments with ribbon, photo corners and brads completes the card!
I really like the versatility and coloring capabilities of this new set. And the sentiments are so accurate.
Ok I promised some pictures of my stamp room, which still in the process of completion. But I want to show you some before pictures and what my new room looks like so far!
My new room has a great muted orange color on the walls called Butterscotch Sundae. It reminds me of Apricot Appeal mixed with some Pumpkin Pie! And the trim is Really Rust. Gotta love those SU! colors!!! The wood laminate flooring is still being installed, but the part that is complete makes the room feel so warm and inviting. I can't wait to get all of my supplies in here and set up. Right now I have my table set up in the living room and my stamping stuff everywhere in the house!!! Makes it challenging to stamp!
Gotta go, my grandson Cameron is is having a fit because he can't be in here with me!!
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Plus today is Featured Stamper day on SCS, so don't forget to check that out!! CuttersCallous, aka RoseAnn is our FS this week! I have my card picked out and ready to go when I come back from my workshop!!
Take care and Happy Stamping!!!!