Friday, October 31, 2008

CMWC30 Sketch Challenge for PTI

Happy Halloween I have a sketch treat for you today. LOL!!

Here is the casual midweek challenge over in the PTI forum from Lynn...

I had the same supplies out on my work space for the SCS challenge card in the post below. Look at how a card can be changed so much just by using another layout. Lynn posted in the forum for challenge hostesses, I have put my name into the hat I can't wait 'til a choice is made. I enjoy my weekly PTI color challenges and I have made a few card sketches in the past.

Product list...
PTI Beautiful Blooms stamp set
PTI Borders and corners square stamp set
PTI card stock and ink
PTI Pink Patterns DP
Nestie tag
SU pretties kit
cuttlebug flower die
liquid lacquer

Happy Stamp Day!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Birthday Girl SCS sketch #200

Here is this weeks SCS Sketch Challenge, if you are ever in need of inspiraton a good card sketch is a great start and now SCS has 200 of them in the forum...

Today our oldest DD turns 14, I have mixed feelings about this day. She has grown up so very fast and wants to act much older then she is, why can't they stay little for a wee bit longer? Anyhow she has been very frustrated with her MOTHER this week, it is my fault for everything, her knees...lack of bday party...can't get her driving permit...can't play sports...does not get a gift...and her list goes on into infinity. So just for the lack of showing her my personality in return, I made her a birthday girl card, hey at least I did not go as far as making a baby card LOL!!

I have to explain the lack of us giving her a birthday gift this year. Last year she so just had to have an MP3 player we gave in and purchased one for her guess what she has since lost it. So in trying to teach a lesson there will be no gift from us this year, this may sound out of sorts to some people but you have to understand that gift was a ton of money and it is just gone...Hopefully she will learn to be more responsible for her things from now on. (That is our goal.)

Product list...
PTI Beautiful Blooms stamp set
PTI card stock, ink and ribbon
PTI Pink Patterns DP
nesties tag (thank you Monkeymama!)
cuttlebug flower
Hedi Swapp Ghost Letter D
Brads Making Memories

Happy Birthday D and have a Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Silent Night SC199

A new great Sketch is up on SCS this AM and I have not even shown you the one I made for last weeks sketch here is my sample. For the main image I have used the faux silk technique. Crumple us tissue paper and flatten back out, place glue stick over your image and adhere the tissue paper.

Product list...
PTI card stock, ink and ribbon
PTI Silent Night Stamp Set
PTI Vintage Holiday Prints DP
Brad is unknown vendor
tissue paper
glue stick

Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Falling Leaves and the "Bell Witch"

So busy yesterday that I did not have time to work on a card for my blog so today I am showing you a card that I made for WCMD. For this card were were to find our inspiration from a selected magazine cover.

Now off on a small tangent for Halloween week... this card was sent to my DH's Aunt Bernice (his great Aunt). Every time I think of her all that comes to mind is the "Bell Witch" since Aunt B is from Adams Tennessee and DH along with his family lived in town for a bit. We were in the funeral procession for my DH's mother from Clarksville to Adams TN and when we got into town everything was named "Bell", so if you know me I had to ask WHY? Needless to say I was told to be quiet (later I learned why, not a popular subject for a wife to be talking about when DH is about to lay his mother to rest).

Below are some movies and links if you want to spook yourself this week with the legend of the "Bell Witch"
Movies about the Bell Witch...
An American Haunting
The Bell Witch Haunting
Bell Witch Cave
Bell Witch
Wiki Bell Witch

Product list...
Hero Arts leaf stamp
Leaf Punch
Gingerbread Stamp Sentiment "This is the day..."
PTI card stock and ink
Black Pen

Have a Great Day!

Monday, October 27, 2008

SCA3C9 and a Recipe

I so love the new PTI colors hope you enjoy playing along and don't for get to use the keyword SCA3C9 when you upload to a gallery. Please post a comment when you complete the challenge so we can find your work.

Card is a CASE from Mish Mash

Product list...
PTI Flower Garden Stamp set
PTI Polka Dot Basic stamp set
PTI card stock, ink and ribbon
PTI DP Polka Dot Parade
Hedi Swapp ghost alpha
SU clear button

We were explaining to Grandpa and Grandma on Saturday how we cooked up a pork loin here is how it was done...
Bavarian Pot Roast

3 to 4 lbs pot roast (we like it with Pork loin or Pork roast, we did not like it with the beef)
1T veg oil
1t salt
1/2t ground ginger
1/8t black pepper
3 whole cloves (I have powder and just use a small amount, don't know the exact)
4 med apples cored and quartered
2 to 3 med onions quartered
1/2 cup apple cider or juice (or water) we like it with apple cider
Rub roast with oil and spices, place in crock pot with the cider. Place apples and onions on the roast and slow cook all day.

The girls and I love it, DH finds it a bit on the sweet side if you don't want it as sweet use water in place of the apple cider or apple juice. Let us know if you give it a try it is a great winter hearty meal.

I am taking our oldest DD back to the specialist this AM for her Knee, I will let you know how things turn out in Tuesday's post.

Happy Stamp Day!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

CMCW29 Silent Night

Here is a Casual Midweek Challenge card that I did for PTI. Have you been playing along with the challenges {here}? There are many wonderful card sketches to choose from.

Product list...
PTI Silent Night stamp set
PTI Holiday Wishes stamp set (sentiment)
PTI Vintage Holiday Prints DP
PTI card stock, ink and ribbon
circle punch
SU scallop circle punch
SU scallop border punch
Brads (unknown vendor)

I will be posting another great color challenge on Monday, see you then.
Have a Happy Stamp Day!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

October PTI Blog Hop Polka Dots...

This month for the Blog Hop Nichole asked us to use Polka Dots on a project. I can't get enough of PTI's Polka Dot ribbon with every new color if I can't afford all the beautiful ribbons but I make sure to Purchase the Polka Dot, it is beautiful! Now with the addition of the new Polka Dot Parade DP it is a little slice of heaven.

The project below is a going away snowbird gift for my Dad, he will be leaving for Arizona to spend the winter. On the back of this I glued a 2009 calendar. Nice and easy project for some paper and a calendar organized all in one small place. Perfect for living out of a 5th wheel.

Above photo shows two projects I have worked on the first is a magnetic coaster covered with the Polka Dot Parade DP.

Next is a magnetic 4 by 6 photo sleeve here are some previous ones I have made along with the tutorial for making them {HERE}

How About more magnets
This one is for the boys

Product list...
PTI Polka Dot Parade DP
PTI Everyday Blessings stamp set
PTI Warm Happiness Stamp set
PTI Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, summer sunrise and Spring Moss card stock and ribbon
Palette Noir ink
Magnetic photo sleeve 4 by 6
Binder Clip
notebook paper
rubicoil notebook
SU clear buttons
scallop circle punches
circle punches
hole punches
Printed from computer 2009 calendar

Happy Stamp Day, enjoy the blog hop!

Little J's Big Adventure

Our Little DD decided to drink a bleach water cleaning solution on Friday that we were using to wipe down the house with. (The girls had been sick earlier in the week) and I wanted to be sure the germs were gone before Grandpa and Grandma came over on Saturday. I brought the bucket with me into the kitchen as I was putting curtains in the dryer and it took just a couple seconds for her to get the bucket of the kitchen counter and take a drink. I had no way of knowing how much she actually swallowed all I did know was she had gotten some because she said "icky water" then the screaming started.

How much is too much for a three year old in my book it is any amount who knows what damage can be done on your insides with bleach? Needless to say she got an ambulance ride and a trip to the ER.

She is fine was able to drink to dilute the solution more and eat a Popsicle so the decided to observe her for a bit then send her home.

This child of ours is so adventurous and quick I feel I can't let her out of my sight for one second in fear of what she will get into next. I don't remember the other two girls ever behaving like this.

I hope to be back with a blog hop project later today, I will see if I can fit in some craft time this AM before DH leaves for work.

Have a great Saturday.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Hot cup of Joe...

I have been stamping up some of my new sets to share with some friends and I keep back the not so good images for myself. Here I punched out a stamped image that had some in from a block on the paper and cut out another that held a small ink blemish and came up with this card. Goes to prove the point to save everything while crafting...

Product list...
PTI Warm Happiness stamp set
PTI Ripe avocado ink and ribbon
PTI Polka dot parade DP
PTI Aqua Mist ink and card stock
PTI dark chocolate ink
scallop punch
basicgrey buttons

Have a Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tag U R it....

For the new PTI release this past month Nichole had on her blog a tag tin using the new PTI Tag stamp set. If you take the posted link above you will find the download for the dividing insert. I then just used the supplies I had on hand to make up a tag tin of my own using up some stamp sets and supplies that I have abandoned lately.

Supply list...
Hinge top clear tin PTI
PTI ribbon, Pure Poppy Card stock and ink
SU Scallop Circle punch
SU Wasabi Ink and ribbon
SU Tags and More stamp set
SU so many scallops stamp set
clothes pin
redliner tape

Have a happy stamp day!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Cup of Warm Happiness

**Want to swap cards and images? PTI swap round 10 is now open on SCS you will find the link in my blog bar.**

Below is one of my Swap cards for PTI round 10 swap...

Take the Stampin' Up Slit Punch to the lower middle of the inner card this will make a space to hold your cocoa pack...

Here is what the inside looks like with the cocoa pack...

We drink a lot of Cocoa around here this time of year, who does not like an instant cup of chocolate??

Product list...
PTI Warm Happiness
PTI Ocean Tide card stock, ink and ribbon
PTI Dark Chocolate ink, card stock and ribbon
PTI Kraft card stock
staz-on Opaque white ink
embellishment clip
Stampin Up slit punch
liquid lacquer

I cased this card from Pine aka Heather Nichols
**The changes I made were in card fold, embellishments, color choice, sentiment and the additon of a cocoa packet.**

Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, October 20, 2008

SCA3C8 Bold and Colorful

Here is the color challenge for today...
PTI Plum Pudding
PTI Summer Sunrise
PTI Berry Sorbet
black Noir

SU comparable colors...
Perfect Plum
Summer Sun
Cameo Coral
Basic Black

I had fun making up backgrounds for this card and have come up with a ton of ideas. Hope you have time to give this challenge a try.

Today is our 14th wedding anniversary....where does the time go?

Happy Stamp Day!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The cats in the....

No it is not "cradle". The cat climbed into the dryer the other day after it was done, think she was cold?

I have had a nice quiet day today watching movies with the girls and I have a funny story to post for you...

Yesterday our little one was totally into everything and out of control it turns out she ended up fixing our computer problems by pulling the jack out of the wall. A few weeks ago the cat was on DH's computer desk and knocked over the router, ended up breaking the jack clip on one end this causing numbing computer slowness and aggravation for almost two weeks (this became know to us Sat night). So I guess at times it is a good thing to have an active two year old in the house. Hope she is not expecting a Geek Squad payday. LOL!!

Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

LSC190 on SCS

This limited supply challenge called for the following...

The use of Blue on some part of the card
The use of eyelets
One Ribbon
One DP
card stock
and stamps

Product list...
Daisy D's DP
PTI Butterfly Kisses stamp set
PTI Pure Poppy Ribbon
SU real red and More Mustard card stock and ink
SU very vanilla card stock
red eyelets

Happy Stamp Day!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Ultra Clean Product Specs

**I have purchased this product I have not been paid or been given this product in return for any comments.**

I am posting this info for personal reasons, last week our DD found my Ultra Clean and sprayed it into her eye. There was nothing on the bottle listing what was in the product or how to react if this was sprayed into the eye. I was lucky enough to get a phone number off the Internet and there was another person on the other end of the line when I called. He checked the specs and then told me what to do with our DD. We rinsed her eye with water it did stay red for a long time but there was not a perm injury.

I am sharing the spec sheets the company sent to me on this Ultra Clean Product there are two pages (click on the photo to enlarge).

Digital Free Download, I love this one

Free digital kit Spontaneous Delight can be found here at Shabby Princess.

I have not worked on scrapbook pages or anything digital in a very long time then the other day I went looking for some new cool stuff and let me just say I was Delighted, LOL with this download. I used it below on two scrapbook pages, a card and you also see it in my new blog banner...

Leilani "Heavenly Child in Hawaiian" is my College Roomie she now lives near Chicago with her DH and darling little guy. I have not seen her in a few years but thank goodness for the Internet we share photos and stories all of the time. This past summer she took her hair short for the first time ever, I love her new DO! Can you believe in College we drove all the way from Rapid City SD to Ames Iowa (In a snow storm) just to see ACDC in concert and meet up with some friends. Don't you wish you could take off like that these days with no worries of money, family, safety etc...Those were certainly the days. And every time we hear the song Red Red Wine song by UB40 I am positive a laugh comes to both of us and that is all I have to say! LOL!!
Red Red Wine on free napster

PSA...I don't want to enable drinking of Alcohol in any form I was a stupid kid when younger and I did consume way to much alcohol in college now that I am older and wiser I stay away from the stuff. Once in a while I will indulge in my favorite Mud slide or a Strawberry Margarita and that will be it for a few months.
Please Don't drink and drive!

I am going to be printing off this card and sending it to her, she enjoys getting handmade cards in snail mail.

Go snag you free digital delight today and have a...
Happy Stamp Day!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

CMWC27 PTI sketch

I love this sketch here is my creation, I have flipped the sketch once again for this card

Products used...
PTI Women of Life stamp set
PTI Berry Sorbet ink, card stock and ribbon
PTI Spring Moss ink
PTI pink patterns DP
PTI Polka Dot Basics stamp set
staz-on opaque white
Laquer for flower centers
Corner rounder

Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

TLC190 Stair Step Fold Card

TLC190 on SCS

Simple directions from SCS site...
Cut your card stock to the size of 10.5 X 5.0 - if you want to stamp on this, now would be the time to do it.

Score your card stock at 1.25" - 2.5" - 4.25", 6" and at 8.25" Now fold with hills and valleys (accordion style) making sure that the smallest (1.25" fold) is folded down, as this will be the front of your card).

Product list...
PTI Merry and Bright stamp set
PTI Pure Poppy card stock and ink
PTI Vintage Holiday Prints DP
PTI Spring Moss card stock and ribbon
Palette Noir ink
Basic Grey Button
SU pretties kit
corner rounder

Yes, you can see the sun finally shining around here! That is why I decided not to retake the photo I don't want to edit out the sun glare, LOL!! Had our heater checked on Monday so October 13th was the first day we have had our heat on this season and the little one still woke up shivering. She went to the grocery store with DH all bundled up in her winter parka from Grandpa and Grandma, so cute!!

Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Papertrey Ink card sketch CMWC26

I do love this sketch, it was supposed to be used on a square card. However, I do not make this type of card because of the extra postage required to mail them and the different envies I would need to purchase so I adopted it to fit a regular A2 size card base.

Product list...
PTI Plum Pudidng card stock, ink and ribbon
SU old olive card stock and ink
PTI Women of Life stamp set
cricut for ovals and flower
Liquid lacquer for flower centers
SU pretties kit

Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, October 13, 2008


Today's color combo is

Dark Chocolate
Summer Sunrise
Pure Poppy
Vintage Cream

SU coordinating colors are...
Chocolate Chip
Summer Sun
Real Red
Very Vanilla

Hope you have some creative time today so you can play along with the color challenge. If you upload to a gallery please use keyword SCA3C7.

Happy Stamp Day!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Another Bummer

Had our oldest DD back to the Orthopedic DR. on Friday she is now benched again from activities and was so looking forward to the start of basketball season. For the next two weeks she will be taking physical therapy and wearing a softer brace then a return visit. If nothing has changed she will need a new MRI, he says now she may have possibly torn cartilage, this will now show on the xray and to be sure she would need the MRI.

If you want to learn more about her knee struggles you can take this link I have posted in the past...
Summer Bummer Link

I need to get caught up on all of the goodies I have missed the past few days. I love the new PTI color coming out and the Christmas tags. Such fun!!!

DH has also gotten us Netflix, have any of you tried this before? After fighting with our satellite company over billing we have decided to just stop our service. We are actually getting more use out of the Netflix not even comparable in cost to dish. I must say however I will miss the DRV, so hopefully at Christmas we will find a TIVO under the tree.

Have a happy stamp Day!

Friday, October 10, 2008

WCMDWT08 "Trees" and a well loved stamp set...

WCMDWT09 for this ways to use it challenge it was all about the trees. So I dug about as far back into my storage space as one can go and came up with SU's DD Branch (Do you remember this set?) I actually did our entire hallway in our old house a border with the DD Branch and birdhouses (photo is below). The border took a very long time to do and was enjoyed for many years I always have wondered how long it took the new owners to paint over it. LOL!! Anyhow, here was my World Card Making Day challenge card "Tree"...

For the topping on this card I had to use the tiny owl from PTI's Wise Owl set, I love this little guy.

When the Cows "Leave" Home...
Talking about Nature the country side was overrun on Monday with a loose heard of cows. They ended up just laying down on the road (in the fog of early AM) and a semi full of grain hit them causing a huge wreck that included multiple vehicles. In another location there was also another car/cow collision, the situation ended up closing the Marion oil from Marion SD to SD HWY 42 (over five miles) making it unsafe for emergency traffic to reach the scenes. It took most of the day, two fire departments and air support to get cleaned up and round up the heard. Yep, Cows really can come home. LOL!!

Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

World Card Making Day Sketch Challenge Cards WCMD08

I played along with the SCS challenge below...(I flipped the layout for my card)

The card above is a combination card I used the sketch and the WCMDCC08 Lemon Lime with a twist (what a fab color combo) and PTI's Summer Sunrise Card Stock looks so awesome with this DP I found. Sorry, don't know the maker of the DP it has been in my file for a long time.

This was a fun sketch I know I will be making great use of it in the future. It sure was a big help in getting my Creative Juices flowing again after falling a few weeks ago.

Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Can't Contain Myself!

Today I have another form of stained glass stamping to show you this time I have used a square flower vase I found at Wal-mart.

Clean the glass with rubbing alcohol
Pick a stamp that has bold outlines and some space for coloring
Stamp the outline image with staz-on ink
With a paint brush and stained glass paints (in pots used for sun catchers)lightly fill in the image with color.
If you are careful while painting and refrain from using an abundance of color for this project you can work on all sides in order then let dry.

This is different paint then was used on the leading project from a couple of days ago.
Let Dry

Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, October 6, 2008

SCA3C6 Ho Ho Ho...Here we go!

I was inspired by my Archivers flyer that came in the mail it had the following photo card I wanted to CASE...
For the card I made today I was inspired by the layout and papers Amystamper used on her card you can find it here

Then last week Nichole put up a DT challenge for PTI of a Photo Card so to kill two birds with one stone I gave it a try. This is my first one I still want to do the layout from Archivers just have to get the proper photo taken.

So to get your motivated on some holiday cards the color challenge for today is...
Pure Poppy
Spring Moss

SU colors...
Real Red
Mellow Moss
Happy Stamp Day!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

This Little Light of Mine

These are so fun to make!
Products needed...
Square Glass Jar
Staz On or perm stamp pad
Liquid Glass leading
Stained Glass Paint

All these supplies are accessible at Michaels, Hobby Lobby and Wal-Mart.
Clean your glass with rubbing alcohol taking care to get off all the finger prints and oils

Stamp your image on the Glass using an open bold stamp, I love this leaf stamp from SU "Tags and More"

Use the liquid Leading to outline your stamped image. A steady hand is needed you want to make sure you cover all of the ink lines and connect your leading outline

When the liquid leading is dry you fill in the design with the stained glass paint. Keep a small pin handy to pop any air bubbles that may form in the paint.

It is best to work on one side at a time and fully let the paint dry this will take about 24 hours so this is not an instant project to complete but fairly quick and easy.

So what have you stamped on lately?

Happy Stamp Day!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

World Card Making Day and a Birthday Boxy Bag

Are you going to celebrate the Card Making Craft today?

Here are some great links for you to check out...
World Card Making Day
PaperCrafts Mag
and there are many more out there, have a great one!

You can find the directions for this boxy bag here.

Product list...
PTI Wise Owl stamp set
PTI Pure Poppy card stock
PTI Dark Chocolate card stock and ink
PTI Vintage Cream Card stock
Cream shimmer paper (this is the embossed paper, I am not sure the maker)
circle punches
SU scallop circle punch
SU slot punch
cuttlebug embossing folder
Plastic Bag
Hershey Snack Size candy bars

Happy Stamp Day!

Friday, October 3, 2008

CMWC14 PTI Challenge Card

Here is my challenge card for PTI CMWC14, is this not a great sketch or what? I really enjoyed this one.

PTI Merry and Bright Stamp set
PTI card stock, Ink and Ribbon
PTI DP Vintage Holiday Prints
Cricut Ovals
Happy Stamp Day!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I did it...Ribbon jar!

Nichole showed how to this some time ago, here is her blog link Ribbon Jar. I was not going to do this one, I figured my shoebox storage system was working for me. However, when I found the jar at a garage sale and pins at the dollar store I said for $1.50 in storage costs I can do this. An additional push came with the new ribbon from PTI that came carded instead of on spools (I had a meltdown when I saw that my metallic ribbon had creases in it) so I figured okay I will do it. So here is my ribbon jar, full of beautiful PTI ribbon, if you have not used this stuff yet RUN RUN RUN over to PTI and get some ordered, it is awesome!

Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Bitty Baby Blessings Card Kit...two more

This was a great card kit by Amystamper, I showed you a card in yesterday's post where I used a pti challenge to make a card from this kit. I don't own this stamp set so it was fun to create with it.

Happy Stamp Day!