Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Resolution

Makeup 4 the Weekend - M4TW55 Black, White & Silver
SCS Free 4 All -
F4A45 Celebrate those Resolutions

Wow! I can't believe it's been two weeks since I've posted anything here. Did anyone miss me in all the hustle and bustle of Christmas and New Years? {smile} It was a good break spending extra time with my boys and their December activities. And unfortunately it was also a time of illness - we all took turns being sick with this sore throat congestion thing. I was the last one come down with it starting on Christmas Eve and I lost my voice for a few days too! Needless to say, it was a rather low-key and {quiet} Christmas.

Anyhow, I'm not one to typically make New Year's Resolutions. I like to start fresh each day and don't think of the New Year as a time to start over with anything. But Dawn Mercedes challenged us on Splitcoast to make a card to go with our New Year's Resolution for 2011 and that got me thinking. I guess if I were to "resolve" anything, it would be to keep things in proper perspective. It's easy, especially this time of year, to get caught up in the busy-ness of things that are temporary and not eternal. I like this verse from Isaiah 40:8 that reminds me of that.

For my card I embossed the grass and flower in silver to go along with the verse that I embossed in black. Then it was a simple matter of layering and adding a silver bow. I didn't want to overshadow the meaning of the verse with fanciful doo-dads, KWIM?

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog today. I appreciate each and every one of you that I get to interact with on-line and I wish you all the beary best for a Happy New Year!

Stamps: Believe Scripture and Faith Hope Love by Paper Makeup Stamps
Paper: Basic Black, Silver, Shimmery White
Ink: Colorbox Pigment Black, Versamark
Accessories: Black EP, Silver EP, Silver Ribbon

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Verve Butterfly

Flutterby Wednesday - FBW135 Open Challenge
SCS Clean and Simple -
CAS97 Sketch

This week is another Open Challenge at
Flutterby Wednesday - anything goes as long as you have a butterfly, fairy or angel on your creation! {grin} This is also our last challenge for the year 2010. We'll kick off 2011 with a fun blog hop on January 5th, so be watching! {wink}

There will be a DT call starting this week, running through the 29th. It will be on a separate post on the Flutterby Wednesday blog from the challenge post. We are looking for 2-3 new members to join our fluttery team.

We would also like to give
Kristie a warm welcome back to the team and a fond farewell to Erin who has done a fabulous job as our December guest designer.

And now for my card this week. It's pretty basic and easy to figure out, I think. That gorgeous butterfly is from Verve's Beautiful Kindess set. I embossed and watercolored it to match the designer paper from SEI that I used. It's a 4-1/4" square card based on a sketch from this week's CAS Challenge at Splitcoast.

Thanks for fluttering by today and I wish you all the beary best!

Stamps: Beautiful Kindess by Verve Stamps
Paper: Naturals White, Cranberry Crisp, SEI DP
Ink: Cranberry Crisp, Groovy Guava, Versamark
Accessories: Black EP, Circle Nesties, Bow Easy, Grosgrain Ribbon

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Dazzling Butterflies

Flutterby Wednesday - FBW134 Open Challenge
SCS Clean and Simple -
CAS96 Bows
SCS Color Challenge -
CC300 and CC22

This week at Flutterby Wednesday we have another Open Challenge - just make sure you use a fairy, butterfly or angel on your creation and you're good to go! {grin}

My card actually has no stamping! I used the butterfly embossing folder from the
Once Upon a Princess set by Cuttlebug. Then I colored butterflies with Pretty in Pink and Pink Passion markers. And, in my humble opinion, everything looks better with Dazzling Diamonds glitter, so out came the 2-way glue pen and my butterflies were quickly glitterfied! {LOL}

Thanks for fluttering by today!

Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Pink Passion
Markers: Pretty in Pink, Pink Passion
Accessories: 2-way glue pen, Once Upon a Princess Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Pink Gingham Ribbon, Bow Easy, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Claire with Nutcracker

Welcome to my stop on Paper Makeup Stamps December Fan Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Lindsy's Blog. If you didn't, you'll want to make yourself comfy and start at the beginning with the PMS Blog where you'll find a full list of participants. We have lots of beautiful winter and holiday creations for your viewing pleasure AND you'll want to comment all along the way. {wink} One lucky commenter will be drawn to win a grab bag of PMS stamp goodies. Comments will close on December 14th.

And now for my card! I just had the pleasure of watching my niece dance in The Nutcracker on Saturday night and I was inspired to use the Claire Fairy and Nutcracker stamps on my card. The sentiment is the freebie you get with any PMS order while supplies last.

I chose this designer paper from Echo Park Merry Christmas because I love the music from the ballet. It's kind of hard to see, but I embossed the edge of the DP with gold ink and powder. Claire is colored with prismacolor pencils and baby oil. Stickles give her sparkly wings. Then I embossed the full size Nutcracker in gold and cut him out for an accent, because of the life-size one that Claire sees in her dream sequence.

Thanks for hopping by today and your next stop is Lisa McKinney!

Stamps: Claire Fairy, Nutcracker and Seasons Greetings by Paper Makeup Stamps
Paper: Cherry Cobler, Gold, Pure Luxury White, Echo Park Merry Christmas DP
Ink: Colorbox Gold Pigment, Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Gold EP, Diamonds Stickles, Dimensionals, SU! Oval Punches, Long Rectangle Nesties, Prismacolor Pencils, Baby Oil, Ribbon
Challenges: F4A41 Nutcracker Suite

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Blue Snowflakes and Chocolate

How's that for a title? {LOL} Here are a couple of challenge cards that I just realized I never posted on my blog! That's what happens when my son and hubby get sick and life gets turned upside down - oy!

First up is my Blue Snowflakes card. The snowflakes are from Snow Happy and the little 'thank you' is from Little Moments by Paper Makeup Stamps. I made this one for the SCS Featured Stamper Challenge FS199 from krischir's Wish Big card.

Next is my chocolate card featuring the Hershey monster from Paper Makeup Stamps. I used a sketch from CAS93 and the color brown for WT297. That perfect sentiment is from the So Sweet Set that's on sale at the PMS store right now.

And speaking of sales.... have you seen the December Grab Bags at the PMS Store yet? There is an amazing amount of rubber for low prices to be had and in all different categories - monsters, fairies, moody girls, critters, sentiments AND a huge variety bag too! Then on top of that, Paper Makeup Stamps is giving away FREE SHIPPING this month too! You can read all the details on the PMS Blog.

Thanks for visiting today and I wish you all the beary best!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Sweet & Sunny

Flutterby Wednesday - FBW133 Open Challenge
The Sweet Stop - SSS84

It's the first Wednesday of the month and that means Flutterby Wednesday has a sponsor - Karber Digital Images! The digi stamp that I have used on today's card is called Sunny Fairy. I flipped her before printing because I wanted Sunny facing the opening of the card instead of the folded side. Then I colored her with prismacolor pencils & baby oil and added lots of Crystal Stickles her wings. {grin} The sentiment is from the set So Sweet Cocoa by Sweet & Sassy Stamps. I followed this week's sketch from The Sweet Stop for my layout.

Thanks for fluttering by! I hope you'll get inky and take the time to play along at Flutterby Wednesday this week.

Stamps: Digi Stamp Sunny Fairy by Karber Digital Images, So Sweet Cocoa by Sweet & Sassy Stamps
Paper: Retired SU! DP, Basic Black, White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Printer Ink
Accessories: MS Ribbon, Crystal Stickles, Circle Nesties, SU! Modern Label Punch, Dimensionals