Wednesday, December 31, 2008

For the love of the game

I feel like its been forever since I stamped!LOL! I couldnt let a sketch challenge go by without me doing it though!! I also used yesterdays color challenge for my combo card. When I saw the colors I thought they would be great for a masculine card. I love this set from H & M stamps. This set will be on sale Jan 6-7 for Heathers BIG garage sale!!! You wont want to miss it!!!!!I also had to use the diamond ef and prints b/c of the golf shorts/pants I see!!!LOL!!
Since its been awhile since Ive posted I wanted to update you! Things have been a little hetic around here the past week. We had family here from out of town and then my husband's granny had surgery the first of the week. We've done alot of going back and forth. We're hoping she will get moved out of ICU today!! Oh and I have to tell you we had the craziest day on the day of her surgery!!LOL! Different hospitals use different codes but if you are ever in Valdosta hospital and hear Code gray find a place to hide!!!LOL! (PS I can laugh about it now but I sure wasnt laughing then!!!)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merrrrrryyyyy Christmas!!

Hope you all have a safe and happy holiday!! Happy Ho Ho Ho to you!!LOL!! My kids are surronded by more presents than they will ever get to play with!LOL! But I love the looks on their face on this day!! May you all rejoice in joy of this day and everything it brings!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Love turtles

Since I didnt get a chance to stamp yesterday I wanted to make a quick card for the sketch challenge today. I colored this adorable image from Whipper snapper (Thanks Lori!!) using gamsol magic. I used the scallop circle punch to make clouds then used daubers for the sky and ground. Cindy needs to come give me some pointers on my scalloped sky!LOL!!! Hope you have a great holiday!!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Go ahead and dance

I had some stamping time this weekend so I made a card for Laurens sketch. I thought it would be cute for this little dancer from H & M stamps. She is from Livin the girls life. I love the sentiment!! I used some retired dp called spring showers (I think!LOL!). I colored the girl with copics and went over the skirt (tutu?!!?) with diamond stickles. Can you tell my girls dont dance!?!LOL! They stay busy enough with cheerleading! I colored the bridal flower from Micheals with the copic too I just love how they shimmer!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Just a click away...

Congrats to Paula todays featured stamper. I love Paula's gallery. She has amazing coloring skills. I sat just oogling her coloring trying to figure out how she does it!!LOL!! I cased Paulas bella card here. I changed the stamp to Clickabella. I kept the layout but used a ribbon instead of paper for the strip. I also left off the sentiment and added the brads and washers instead. I changed the dp and colors to the retired SU kit I think its the one that went along with Delight in life.

I carried the design to the inside of the card(except the ribbon and brads) and I handwrote the sentiment Just a click away...

Hope you have a great day!!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Owl always love you

I have a triple challenge card this morning!! I used the colors from todays inspirationchallenge. I used the blocks as my inspiration since the colors were similar to the bali breeze dp!! I used Jens sfytt as my layout but I flipped it. I used this super cute Treehouse stamps image Owlentine for todays Occ lovey doveychallenge. I love this image and my anniversary is in Feb so this was a perfect time for me to make a card for my hubby!! He loves all my cutesy cards so this TH image would be a great one to use!! I put googlie eyes on the owls so they can make goo goo eyes at each other!LOL!!!
If you havent been to the Treehouse store lately go check it out!! Ashley has been super busy adding all kind of goodies!!! She is also having a 20% sale but it ends tommorrow!!! Have a great day!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Livin like a rockstar

Todays challenge is winter blues to use mostly blue making a holiday card (any holiday). Well when Jeanne said any holiday I thought this would be a great day to make a card for the DD gallery. This months theme is Obscure holidays. Did you know that Jan 13 is make your dreams come true day? Well this littlel girl from H & M stamps Livin the girls life is making her dreams come true livin like a rockstar!LOL! I used the DD sketchfor my layout.
I watercolored the girl using SU markers but Im not bragging about that!LOL! I havent used the technique in awhile and it seems I've forgotten how to do it!LOL! I colored two images and popped her up. It looks really cute IRL.
Todays the last day of school here and they dont go back to school until Jan 7 so the kids are having their Christmas parties today. They were so excited this morning b/c they have pajama day and are watching Polar Express and having cocoa. Madison also got invited to her first slumber party for tonight. Its all shes talked about this week!LOL! Have a great day!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Quick teacher gift

Todays challenge was perfect for me! thanks Julia!! I had one more teacher gift I needed to make. I already had the card made but I ran out of candles (and so did the dollar store!LOL!) so I went through my stash of things to alter and ran across these big Hershey bars. I made the candy bar slider with the ski slope dp and used the alpine ribbon. Since I didnt decorate the front of the slider I think I will just attach the card to the slider! What do you think?
For the card I used Kim Hughes Ur a hoot! I love this little owl! So very adorable!! I used tulip white puffy paint for his hat. I paired the owl with ski slope dp. The choc chip dp is embossed with the leafy branch ef and sponged the edges. I used my circle nesties for the real red dp. I added silver HH and choc chip taffeta ribbon. Super simple! Im finally finished with my Christmas cards!!! yayyy!! Do you the sad part is I didnt even use 1/2 of my Christmas stamps!LOL!!! Please dont tell my hubby that!! Im off to eat Christmas lunch at school with my kindergartener (is that a word?!!?LOL!). Have a great day!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Coal again

I just had to make another card for todays sketch! 1 card down 1 to go!LOL! I love this Fluffles image!! Hes so fun and cute!! I used the frosty day dp b/c I like how the dots in the dp matched the ornaments on the garland. I added waterfall stickles to the blue ornaments and diamond stickles to the tangerine tango ornaments. I used the MS snowflake punch for the candle and added waterfall stickles to add some sparkle.
We all had a blast making candy today even though a couple of batches didnt turn out and my Mama tried to give me a heart attack!LOL! J/K Mama!LOL!

Button Bear Wassailing

Are you tired of Christmas cards yet?!?LOL! Im down to 2 Christmas cards before Im finally finished!! I pulled out this retired SU set Button bear for this card. I liked how his bow kinda matched the dp I wanted to use. I colored the bear, hat, and candy cane using gamsol magic. I outlined the bear using copic cool gray no.1 marker. Instead of paper for the tabs I used kraft taffeta ribbon. I added a button b/c I had to!! How can I not use a button on a button bear card?!?!LOL!
This is another teacher card so I made another candle to go with it. Im lovin these candles!! We took the kids last night to do their shopping and it was so cute watching them pick out gifts for us (but of course we couldnt peek!LOL!), each other, and their grandparents. They had a Secret Santa giftshop set up at the school with gifts from $0.50-$10.00 for the kids to shop out but they sold everything by lunch yesterday!LOL! I thought it was a great idea though the teachers helped the kids pick out gifts and they wrapped them at school. We're going to try one more time today to make some candy. The weather is supposed to cooperate today!LOL! Have a great day!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Noel Teacher gift

I spent yesterday working on Teacher gifts since my kids get out of school on Friday for the Christmas holidays. I found these candles at our dollar store on sale for $0.75! They had santas cookies, cinnamon, and christmas holly scents so I got 2 of each since I have 6 teacher gifts to make. This first one is Santas cookies and I paired it with last years Dashing dp. I used the ornmanent from the Noel stamp from Big on Christmas and popped it up.
I made a matching card using Taylors sketch again. I love this sketch so you will be seeing a couple more!LOL! I used the Noel stamp from Big on Christmas and colored with copics. I used the horizontal slot punch and added river rock ds ribbon to the image. I paired the image with the Dashing dp to match the candle and sponged all edges using river rock ink.

We didnt get to make candy yesterday b/c it wasnt the right weather so we are going to try again Wed. The weather has been so crazy lately. It was freezing one week, raining the next and this week it will be in the 70's all week!! It was 78 degrees today!! No wonder everyone around here is sick!LOL! Have a great day!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

House Mouse America

Todays featured stamper is Cards by America. Her gallery is full of House mouse images and I have to admit Im not a big fan of the House Mouse images b/c I dont like mice!!LOL! My skin crawls thinking about them!LOL! A friend of mine sent me this image and its just been sitting and sitting waiting to be colored. I finally decided today to pull it out and color it and I have to tell you it was fun to color!! I cased Americas card here. I changed everything on the card but kept them similar. I used Taylors sketch 46 for my layout. I colore the image using gamsol magic and added sakura silver gel pen to the bows for some sparkle. Im not sure what the name of my image is since it was from a friend. Im not even sure if its supposed to be a Christmas image or not!LOL! But it is today!! I made this card for my oldest daughters teacher. I made a candle to match that I will post later.

Im off to go to Mamas where we are going to be making candy today. I love making my Granny's fudge and peanut brittle!! Then I have to work on some more Christmas cards I still need 10!! So except to see more Christmas cards!LOL!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Peppermint Lily

Ive been trying to go through my Christmas sets and make at least one card w/each set. Last week Tori posted a card using Dress up Lily and I totally forgot about the Santa hat and cany cane w/her!! I went searching through my Dp to pair w/her and found this peppermint dp Ive had for about 3yrs now. So Lily and the peppermint paper have been sitting in my inspiration station just waiting to be used!LOL! While browsing through the flickr gallery for todays inspiration challenge I found this Peppermint dream ornament. So Lily and my peppermint dp finally got their chance to be put on a card! I added a candy cane button in her hand and added diamond tulip puffy paint to her Santa hat. Isnt she the cutest?!?! I used Jens sfytt for my layout. I try not to miss Jens sketches they are always so fun!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Ski slope joyride

Todays challenge is to go green. I used scraps of ribbon and cs. I also used a button that fell off one of my pajama pants that I put in my button jar. I colored the HH image using gamsol magic and outlined with Copic warm gray no.1. I cut the image using the out of the box technique. I think this image from HH is so fun! I love coloring it! I added the Sled sentiment from TH stamps Sledding fun. It was perfect for my card. The layout is from OCC sketch challenge that I finally got a chance to do! I added piercing to the bottom of the choc chip strip but its hard to see in the pic. I sponged all edges using choc chip ink.

I finished wrapping all the kids presents! yayyy! My sister and I stayed up until 1 am the other night wrapping all the presents. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Apple Cider Brewin

I love todays sketch!! It was perfect for a card I need to make for a coffee lovin friend. I used H & Ms Coffees abrewin for my image. I colored the coffee cups using gamsol magic and added tulip puffy paint to the foam. I sponged the circles w/river rock ink and popped up the image on dimensionals. I pulled out some of my apple cider dp to pair w/the coffee cups and added some double stitched river rock ribbon.
I think Im finally finished Christmas shopping! Yayyyy!!LOL! My oldest daughter was the hardest to buy for this year. Shes getting older which means shes getting too much like her Mama and getting expensive taste! Half the things on her list to Santa would have broke Santas bank!LOL! I got her an MP3 player (instead of the IPOD she wanted) I found on sale for $30 and spent an entire day putting songs on the thing!! Good grief it was alot of work!!LOL!
So now that Im finally through w/shopping (the fun part) I have to wrap the presents which if you've been reading my blog since last Christmas know is my least fave part!!LOL! Im not so great at the wrapping I usually nominate my MIL for the task!LOL! She feels honored!LOL! Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


I need a few simple Christmas cards so I used todays color challenge and Jens sfytt to make a super simple card. I love to color but Im running out of time and need a few more quick cards!LOL! I love this sentiment from Christmas greeting by Treehouse stamps. I think I will use this card for my church family's Christmas cards.
Well we're off to basketball and cheerleading! Have a great night!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Pointe Case

Congrats Anna!! I love Anna's gallery especially her masculine cards but I decided to case her Thank you card here. I loved the simple layout and the colors were perfect for the card I wanted to make for my neice who is having a recital next month. I used H & M stamps Girls Obsession. I love this ballet image and sentiment! I changed the pink to pink pirouette, changed the stamps, and added some layers and embossing. I also added stardust stickles to the stars.

Sorry Ive been MIA again. Ive had a terrible earache this week! The whole left side of my head ached!LOL! Yesterday we had a great day! We put up our Christmas tree and decorations, watched some Christmas movies, drank cocoa and went looking at Christmas lights last night. My kids got their letter from Santa yesterday. It was sooo cute! They were so excited!LOL! Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wintergreen Ike

Okay so Im giving the Mike and Ike a break since I dont like this card as much as the others Ive made!LOL! I colored Ike using gamsol magic and outlined him in copic cool gray no.1 marker. I added some MS snowflakes covered in snow glitter to cover up some boo boos!LOL!
I had a different plan for the sketch today that didnt exactly work out so I went to plan B.

Ive had fun playing with these Mike and Ike images! They are just so darn cute!!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Dec Blog Hop

This months H & M blog hop theme is wrap it up! So I decided to make a gift for my cousins. I know this is not the best pic but its large and was hard to photograph!LOL! I got this idea from the Pre-k. I bought a cookie sheet and used the Painters markers and wrote their name on it. The girls are BIG Tinkerbell fans so I used H & M's Fairy tales and stamped teh fairy silhouette in certainly celery like Tink. The cookie sheets are a great way to keep the mess minimized!LOL!

I found this basket at the Dollar tree and thought it would be perfect to hold the girls playdough in so I filled it will some leftover Easter ribbon shreds. I found some pastel colored playdough and I covered the playdough containers w/some dp from Paper studio. I stamped the butterfly from the Fairy tales set in barely banana, pretty in pink, and apricot appeal b/c they were the closet matched to the playdough colors. I used my scallop circle punch and 1 3/8" circle punch for the lids.

I found a 101 pc cookie cutter set at Walmart and thought they would be great to include in the gift basket. I pulled out all the alphabet cookie cutters for the girls set. It took two large acetate bags so I made a topper for one bag and a tag for the other bag. I also made the same tag for the gift bag. Now its time to start hoppin.....Check out what the other DT ladies created.
Have fun hoppin!!!!