Friday, December 31, 2010

Something New

Our challenge this week at Speedy's Friends is to use something new on your card. I got some new designer paper and the sweet little flower charms that I got from Mark's Finest Papers. I colored the gold charm in with a Sharpie, a trick I saw used by fellow Design Team member NancyRuth. The stamp set is Pears and Hollyhock colored in Copic markers.

New Year's Resolutions...

Our challenge at Splitcoast was to create a card to show our New Year's resolutions. My problem isn't making the card, it is actually sending it! I am late or forgetful with almost every birthday throughout the year so I am going to try and correct that this year. Promise.
All supplies are Stampin' Up: Birthday (hostess set), new Springtime Vintage paper, pearls. Cardstock is Blushing Bride and Wild Wasabi.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Stuff!

New Stampin' Up from the Occasions mini:
Build a Blossom set with the Blossom Petals punch, Rose Red seam binding ribbon, Adornments rose, and Springtime Vintage designer paper. All new Christmas presents from me to me!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Color Challenge

Our SCS Color Challenge for this week is Night Of Navy, Old Olive, and Daffodil Delight. I went with the daffodil for my predominant color, the Mark's Finest Papers set Pears and Hollyhock colored in Copics with the Nestabilities Fleur de Lis die frames in the navy and olive. I also wheeled a white SU leaf motif on the DD textured cardstock. Hope you can join us for the challenge this week!
It felt so good to stamp something today. We are undergoing an unexpected and major construction project so I am without my stamping studio. It took me about 20 minutes to find my scissors and tape but I was determined to finish the card!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Sandy Claws

A quick card I made for my son. His current favorite movie is The Nightmare Before Christmas and they have a song called Kidnap The Sandy Claws that he has been singing over and over (and over), so he will really love this card. I think that is what I love the most about stamping. You can make exactly what you need at any given moment, a feature Hallmark just can't do for you!
I hope you all have the merriest of Christmases, with many blessings to you in the coming year. May it be filled with good health and good times!
Holiday Hugs,

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Punch In The Face

Well, sort of... This is a card from the past where I used the 3 flower punch to make Santa's beard and added some Dazzling Diamonds, circle punches and word window along with scallop square also used. All supplies are Stampin' Up.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Build a Blossom

It is my week to host the Color Challenge on Splitcoast. I looked and looked but did not see my very favorite ever combination ever used. Drumroll, please... Basic Black, Real Red, and Whisper White with the dessert option of hearts.
The big flower is the new Build A Blossom and coordinating punch available in January from Stampin' Up. I am so in love with this stamp set and punch! I used the Medallion stamp in black behind that and the red hearts in the corner are from Mark's Finest Papers set Hearts Hearts Hearts. Build a brad center in pewter.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Holiday Humor

This is a card I made a couple of years ago when this set first came out. I know it's just plain wrong but I couldn't help myself! All supplies are Stampin' Up, the set is Winter Post and To You And Yours. Hope it makes you smile.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Vintage Christmas Tree

This is an older, retired Stampin' Up Christmas set that I really love. This took forever to color in with markers but I think it is one of my favorites of all of the card I have made. I should be getting to my stamping supplies sometime this weekend to make some new things for you.

Friday, December 17, 2010

All supplies are Stampin' Up.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ghosts Of Christmas Past

I am having some home issues that need to be dealt with and have not had any opportunity at all to stamp so I will be sharing some of my favorites from Christmas past projects. Hope you like them and are having happy holidays and enjoying everything that goes into making this a beautiful time of the year.
The first is a hat that flips open at the top part and holds a gift card. I got the template for this project on Splitcoast. All supplies are Stampin' Up.
The second is a sleigh from a Sizzix die. Brushed Gold cardstock embossed with Bella Toile and a little 3D Santa embellishment to drive the sleigh!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Blossom Petals Punch

For this poinsettia I used the new Blossom Petals punch available shortly in the Stampin' Up Occasions mini, just using the leaf portion in Real Red. The paper is Deck The Halls, the Top Note die was embossed with Petals A Plenty, the sentiment is from Occasional Quotes. Embellished with red taffeta ribbon and vintage brad.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Paper Piecing

Our Speedy's Friends challenge at Mark's Finest Papers this week is paper piecing. I used the cupcake set and Basic Grey Figgy designer paper with MFP cardstock for my sample today. Come and join us!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Mark's Finest Paper Blog Hop Day 4

Today's featured set is called Take A Peek. Cute as can be!
I made a little birdhouse and filled it with treats. Stamped the raccoon on the house and colored it in Copic markers before assembling the template. I used the word Peek! from the full sentiment and cut it from a scalloped oval Nestability die. I've been into making treat containers lately with a lot of December birthdays and holidays coming up this month.
Here is a view of the other side:

Check here to find the blog candy winners:
Mark’s Finest Papers

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 3

This versatile set is called Hello Sunshine, great for all year and all occasions. I used to do a lot of cross stitch before I discovered stamping so I have tons of supplies begging to be used. I made a magnet using one of those frames, coloring the pretty sunshine with various Copic markers, also available at Mark's Finest Papers store.
My second sample uses Basic Grey Indian Summer designer paper.

Check in on the MFP blog to get all of the information about the blog hop and prizes!
Mark’s Finest Papers

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 2

Today's featured set is called Nature's Postage. I used the poppy stamp and colored it in Copic markers and used Mark's Finest Papers cardstocks.

Check here for blog info and links!
Mark’s Finest Papers

Heartfelt Gratitude

Today at Splitcoast we celebrate our 300th Color Challenge! For this special event you can choose your very favorite from all of the past challenges. I chose Real Red, Basic Black, and Brushed Gold. I stamped the medallion from Day Of Gratitude in Versamark and then embossed it in white, the sentiment is from Heartfelt Thanks. I stamped the flower in Encore gold ink and added some red taffeta ribbon and my dessert option was rhinestones. Hope you can play along!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers BLOG HOP

Today's new release from Mark's Finest Papers is called Hearts Hearts Hearts. It is fabulous for Valentine's Day of course, but also for friendship, love, anniversary, and all occasions. I made a mailbox out of silver cardstock and added some punched greenery behind the heart which I colored and cut out. I added another heart and sentiment to the flag. The template for this mailbox can be found at Splitcoast , under downloads, then templates. This is Brenda Quintana's pattern (Qbee). I made mine shorter and ran the one piece through the crimper.

Check here for blog hop links and more information:
Mark’s Finest Papers

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Fifth Avenue Floral card set

All supplies are Stampin' Up (except for red half pearls). Fifth Avenue Floral in black, white, and red with Well Scripted sentiment and retired designer paper. I don't know the name of this one either. I always use that cardboard insert to stamp on as a scratch pad and that is where the name of the paper pack is.
This was a case of a group of cards by Laura Fredrickson as today's Featured Stamper challenge on SCS.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

O Christmas Tree

What a fun inspiration site for Christmas on SCS today!
I used the lovely set from Mark's Finest Papers called A Walk In The Woods, covering the tree in Christmas Tree Flower Soft. Paper is Basic Grey Figgy, cardstocks and charm also by MFP.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Nutcracker Sweet

Sweet not Suite 'cause it's filled with treats!
Christmas Postage nutcracker from Mark's Finest Papers, sentiment is from Occasional Quotes by SU with the Candy Cane Cristmas paper. Top Note die folded in half over cello bags filled with peppermints.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Countdown Calendar

Every year I make a Christmas Countdown calendar for my son. I thought he had outgrown it but yesterday he told me he still loves doing this. I guess you are never too old for chocolate! Each day he puts a heart sticker on that date and gets his candy :) The heart stickers are removable and will be used again for valentines and the calendar will become a scrapbook page for this year's Christmas. I hate to throw anything away!
Calendar and Holiday Sampler sets by Stampin' Up. The paper is Candy Cane Christmas with Real Red and Whisper White cardstocks. The letters are Heidi Swapp chipboard run through the Xyron and then covered with red glitter.
Create a memory today, they grow up so fast.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Holiday Gift Tags

For these tags I used one sheet of Whisper White and one sheet of Real Red (plus a couple of small scraps). To make it easy I used just red and black ink and some Christmas stamps I had in my holiday pile on my desk. You can always use some extra tags, right? All supplies are Stampin' Up except for baker's twine.