Sunday, August 19, 2007

Embellishment Challenge

How many embellishments can you put onto a card? Here I have a card using Bashful Blue for the card base. Courtyard Print (2 sided) from Scrapbook Walls is used on the background and the brown ovals cut from SU's large oval punch, and the blue oval from the smaller oval punch. The flower is Courtyard Flowers from SW also. The flower is made by cutting a piece of paper 1 1/2 inches by 10 inches scored every 1/4 inch. Then accordian fold and fan so that the 2 ends go together. This is tricky but you have to hold it flat on your surface. Glue those two ends together. It will keep popping up until you flatten it on your card! I used double-sided tacky tape to really hold it down. I added a 3/4 inch circle that I punched out and covered it with a clear page pebble and a large brad. The "for you" is from SU "fun filled" and the happy birthday is from Memories in the Making rubber roll stamp. The photo turn is from JoAnn's and the brad is SU's bashful blue. The ribbon is ???(just from my stash!) The eyelets in the upper corners are really brads . So in this challenge I have used;
eyelet brads
photo turn
page pebble
Now it is your turn. Feel free to pass this around to all the bloggers you know and send me a photo or link to your card. At the end of the week I will post all my entries and have you the viewers pick the winner.

Friday, August 17, 2007

What Your Pizza Reveals

People may tell you that you have a small appetite... but you aren't under eating. You just aren't a pig.

You are a very picky pizza eater. Not any pizza will do. You fit in best in the Northeast part of the US.

Your taste is rather complex and sophisticated. You consider yourself a gourmet - and a bit of a snob.

You are dependable, loyal, and conservative with your choices.

You are deep and thoughtful. You should consider traveling to Paris.

The stereotype that best fits you is hippie. You knew it was coming.

Because Nice Matters

I have been nominated for the Nice Matters Award and so now I must nominate 5 bloggers that are worthy. Well, actually there are hundreds but 5 is a nice easy number! Before I give you my names I must show you the plaque that my friend Lois over at gingerbreadaholic gave me last year. I feel like I've been given the same award twice and am honored. Of course Lois is my first choice. She is one of the nicest people I know and is always there when I need her advice; help; or just to spend time together. My other 4 nominees are Samm, Malieta,: Cheryl: and Allison , all who leave me wonderful comments on my blog;

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

More 2 for One

Here are 2 more samples of 2 cards using 1 stamp and the same papers. I also noticed that the card with Joy to the left is SC's sketch challenge today!!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Get Well Connie

My friend Connie has had some serious operations lately and I thought she needed something to bring back her great sense of humor. This card is the result. I know it will bring a laugh. Get well Connie. I love you!!

Same Stamp/Different Cards

Last night I was surfing the blogsites and came across one that had a challenge to create 2 cards using the same stamp. Well, I thought that was a great idea and kept it in my head until this morning. I created these 2 cards but have no idea where I saw that blog. I went back into several but to no avail. If any one out there knows what site it may be, please let me know so that I can submit these 2 cards. Thanks fellow stampers. You are the best!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Check out Cheryl's site for some great blog candy. She's a keeper to add to your blog list!

Love My Cat

Are there any cat lovers out there??? I'm sure there are! Well my daughter Jenne's cat, Price Tag, aka P.T. has been with "me" for 17 years. She received him from Auntie Debbie at age 13. (Auntie Debbie, by the way, never asked if we wanted a cat!) Well Jenne grew up and went to college; moved to an apartment in San Diego, and has never been able to take care of the cat. So, although he technically is hers, I am Grandma (this is my only grandchild as of yet!!!) and I have had him for 17 years. Last October he was diagnosed with bone cancer and the doctor did not believe he would make it till Christmas. So, I made her this scrapbook of his life to give to her to remember him. Well, it is now August and he is still with us!! The doctor is amazed, that he has lost half of his weight, but is still hanging in there. He doesn't look or act sick so I am thinking that he is on one of those 9 lives (not sure which one though). The last page of the book showing then and now is a picture of Price Tag when we left our home in Massachusetts (the only home he ever knew) to our home in Arizona. Well, I gave her the book before we took a picture of him on our patio out here to put in. Jenne has it now and has put a picture in.
I must have her send me a copy of that page.
This book was put into a pizza box. The first picture is the cover of the pizza box (with PT as head of the house) and the 2nd picture(PT on a quilt) is the inside cover of the box and the 3rd picture (yellow with brown ribbon) is the cover of the book. Enjoy!
I'd love to see your scrapbooked cat too!!!

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Monday, August 6, 2007

Winner Announced

Thanks to all who entered. After a random drawing Cheryl from mum-on-the-run has won the challenge. As soon as I hear from her a special "black" package of goodies will be sent.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

More Halloween

Okay, so I have been going crazy with this new SU Halloween paper. But, luckily, it is almost gone!!! These are 4 cards that I created using the "Batty For You" stamp set and the "Bitty Boos" stamp set. The first card I created the saying which is on a pocket. The BOO is a tag that goes into that pocket.(If you can't read it, the saying is: Gouls & Goblins, Witches too, All so scarry, LOOK OUT! and then you pull out the tag that says BOO). The bottom is embossed using versamark and black embossing powder and the jumbo "Spooky Skyline" wheel. The 2nd card is a small white bag, creating a pocket, that I just inked. The tag with the scaredy cat stamp also goes inside the pocket. The sayings paper on the 3rd card was from last year's collection(?) and the 4th card I used the mega scalloped circle punch, cutting it into 4 pieces, to make the corners. What are you creating for Halloween???? I'd love to see.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Halloween Wallet Card

This is my rendition of a wallet card that I got from Ana's blog inkastamp, in which she did the tutorial. Thank you Ana (now I don't need to do one). This was very fun to do and I have so much Halloween stuff hanging around that I thought I would put it to use.
The first picture shows the outside front; 2nd picture the tab folders that pull out from the front pockets; 3rd photo the inside when opened; the 4th photo the inside with the tab folders that pull out from the front and back covers; the 5th photo is the back cover with the pull out folder.
Sound confusing???? It won't when you make this very easy project.
I used the new SU halloween paper; basic black; and pumpkin pie. All the stickers and embellishments are from all over. I've had them for quite awhile. Give this wallet card a try-it is really cool!

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Black Flower Challenge

Three more days to take this challenge (see below) I will be picking a winner on Monday August 6. Thank you to everyone who answered the challenge.