Stamping, Crafting, Creating


Monday, September 27, 2010

Critter Monday!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope that you all are having a great start to your week.
Today over at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog there is a new weekly challenge. It's a sketch challenge this week. This is the last week for our sponsor Sew Many Cards so if you'd like a chance to win a prize from them...go over to the challenge blog and make a project with the sketch.

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Image~Sew Many Cards
Kaisercraft pearls

Challenges Entered:
PaperTake Weekly~animal magic

Saturday, September 25, 2010

TSB baby shower cards

I have been selling some of my cards on our local yardsale site for our base and I have been having a lot of requests for baby shower cards so I decided to make a few up to have on hand!
I just love this sketch!!
The image I used for these cards cand be purchased over at The Stamping Boutique store...on my sidebar!!!

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Image~The Stamping Boutique
Copic markers
SU~ punches
Twine SU!

Challenges Entered:
Crazy for Challenges~C4C56~BLING
The Pink Elephant~TPE84~color aqua, DP and embellishment of choice
Inspirational Card Sketches~#83~sketch....awesome sketch!!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Workshop give-aways...and some blog candy!

During my SU! workshop I had a few give-aways. I don't know what happened to the pictures of the mugs I made (rubbed-on) (wow....that doesn't sound too good huh!!! LOL) but I did make some mugs too and a few candles! But here are the other two projects I made.

Big clothes Pin
I took it apart, spray painted it with white spray paint, decopauged (sp) the two sides then layed the DP over the sides. Waited for it to dry, cut it out with an xacto knife, put it back together and added some ribbon an punched butterflies....SIMPLE!!!

These are the regular sized clothes pins I did. I made a set of them. Same process as above but I used the MS brand decopauge for these and it was crappy (sorry MS....I normally LOVE her stuff) so it didn't dry very well and when I cut them out it didn't go very well so I kind of took some brown ink around the edges to give it a distressed look since the edges of my paper looked that way anyway, added some handmade flowers and DONE!

I put them in a baggie and made this cutey little bag topper and that was it!
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My blogging friend will be celebrating her birthday next month and is offering up some AWESOME blog you see all this? Click on the picture to get to her blog to see how YOU can be entered to win this fab prize!!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Paper Princess Blog Group Challenge

Hey everyone! I hope you all are having a good start to your week. It's 2pm here and so far so good for me! Today is the day that our blog group on splitcoast Paper Princess' all show off their cards from our monthly kit challenge! This month Colleen put our groups together. I just love this sweet little girl. I didn't end up with enough room on the front so the saying went on the inside!!! I'm not very happy with my coloring either. I put this together at a crop and I was doing more talking then working so this was the ONLY thing in 4 hours that I got accomplished!!! LOL!

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Mystery Hostess Prize

You have all seen the pictures from my first workshop and here is the gift I gave to the "mystery" hostess from the workshop.
I mad this purse for her and filled it with the cards below and envelopes.
The purse was super easy to make. I found a tutorial on Youtube and cut all the pieces from my cricut. I added some of the SU! rhinestones, SU! ribbon, and made the center piece from an SU! hostess set and some punches!


Posted by PicasaI can't decide if the butterfly or the bird card is my favorite. The mystery hostess LOVED it!
Don't forget today at 2pm EST TSB is having it's very first digi day on PCP. I'd love for you to hop on over and hang out for a bit, play a game, do some challenges and earn a chance to win some free digis!

AND~~~The answer to the question about what is wrong with one of my cards from the workshop...I think someone may have answered it right, I can't remember's the sayings, I used the "hello" stamp from that set and also the "merci" stamp thinking that merci was French for hello....drrrrr....I mean I know it doesn't, it means thank-you but for some reason since they were in there together I just wasn't thinking and someone at the workshop pointed it out to me....ugh....embarressed!!! And as you can see....I did the same thing for the hostess card!!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Digi Day on PCP...hosted By The Stamping Boutique...and none other than ME!!

We are having our very first digi day with PCP and I would love for all of you to join in the fun. Here is the link  TSB Digi Day when you go into the page on the right hand side it will ask you to RSVP...once you do that you will be able to post comments. So.....are you all coming? I hope need to go over and look at some of the creations that some of the girls have put together....I know you'll want to play along then!!!

The Stamping Boutique Digi Image Day on PCP

We at the Stamping Boutique have decided to try something new here on PCP with you does a digital image day sound to you? This will be our very first time doing this with PCP and are super excited, so excited that Tracey has been working hard to put together an awesome winter image release just in time for our first digi day with you all.

Think back to when you were little...what was your favorite game? I"m not talking about computer games or video games...I'm talking about good old fashion family night fun board kind of game. I ask this question because not only because this is the theme for our very first digi image day but also because the theme for the image release is Candy Land Winter. I know I have you interested can't even imagine what fabulous images she has come up with so you will have to join us to see for yourself. Some lucky winner will actually win the entire release so be sure to take a look at the details below and mark your calanders. Here are the details:

The Stamping Boutique Digi Image Day

Theme: Game Night (Candy Land Winter)

Where: on PCP at The Stamping Boutique group page

When: September 18th, Saturday

Time: 2PM to 4PM

What to Bring: your crafting supplies

What will be supplied: free new release images, lots of great chatter and prizes

How to join in the fun: become a memeber of The Stamping Boutique here on PCP (and the main blog too if you want) and on the day of the digi image day I will have a discussion set up just for us to chat and get the challenges so when your there just stop by and say hello so I know your ready to play!

I am super excited about this and I hope that you all will join us for the fun. I can guarentee you are going to LOVE this new set of images from Tracey. We will be doing 3 challenges and playing 1 you have 4 chances to win some awesome prizes from The Stamping Boutique

Monday, September 13, 2010

Critter Monday

It's Monday which means it's Critter time! You need to join us over at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog this week for a great challenge. The challenge this week is school...any project you want to make as long as it's school related. Our sponsor this month is Sew Many Cards which has a ton of wonderful imags and a challenge blog I'm sure they'd love for you to join.
For the challenge I decided to do a card. I thought this would be a great card for your child when he did good on a hard test or had a good report card or just finished off the school year well.
Materials used:
Image~Dustin Pike~Dragon Looking
Sentiment~Stamping Bella
SU! punches
SU! ink

Challenges entered:
Sketch Saturday~#120~sketch
Pollycraft Monday~#61 autum colors

Saturday, September 11, 2010

9/11 Blog Hop

Do you remember where you were when you heard about the towers? I do...I was in Guam. It was the middle of the night and my husband wakes me up to look at the TV and I was still half asleep not really understanding what was happening...very quickly it all became very real.
Being a military wife I am very proud to be an American and very proud of what my husband does for his country on a daily basis. I am honored to be part of this blog hop and I hope that you will continue to go through all the girls projects today and remember those that we have lost, those that are currently fighting, and those that have fought in the past.









Jenn R.


Jenn M.


The Stamping Boutique

The Stamping Boutique is doing a joint hop with OWH...please be sure to hop over there and check out their site, they do a lot of good and bring smiles to many many military members with all the fabulous donated cards that they sent to the troops. For some troops, unfortunetly, this is the only mail the may receive while being deployed fighting for your freedom!

Operation Write Home

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

My First Workshop

Last weekend I did my very first SU! workshop EVER. I have been using SU! products for about 10 years now and began selling it or being a "hobby demo" when I got to Germany but never really had the desire to do workshops...I wouldn't say didn't have the desire...just didn't feel I had the "network" and honestly didn't want to do the work to establish one. But anyway...I decided I'd have a little workshop because I met a girl that was really into SU! (Kim ;) ) and card making so I thought at my Pampered Chef party I'd do a little workshop too.

Here are the projects we did:
Goodie Bag Topper...super simple and everyone really loved making the flowers...I was surprised by that!

Here is the first card we made....since we are in Europe and most of us have been to Paris I thought this would be a cute card to do.

And My personal favorite and it seemed to be a it with everyone else too! I just love the butterflies and the new SU! rhinestones...I can't seem to get enough of them!!!

Now that you've seen all the projects can you tell me what is wrong with one of them? I didn't even realize the mistake until someone pointed it out to me at the you know how embarressed I was...OMGosh...I could have crawled under the table. So...what's the mistake???
I'll let you all know in my next post to give you all time to respond so stay tuned!!