Tuesday, February 26, 2008

RAK from Allison

I received this very cute card from Allison. She was a TGI Friday winner in January. I just love this card and the colors. Stop by and visit her fun blog when you have a chance.

Some of us, including me, aren't up on the blog lingo. Makes you feel old huh? A friend asked me what does RAK mean? I didn't know myself when I first saw it so my friend Courtney filled me in. It means Random Act of Kindness. Cute, huh?

Have a great day!

Monday, February 25, 2008

And the winner is...

The winner for my 5000+ Hit Celebration goodies is Sheila!! Random.org selected number 30 for the winner. Congratulations Sheila. Please contact me with your information so I can get your goodies to you.

Thank you everyone for stopping by and leaving a comment. It really means so much to get your feedback. I hope that you get inspired to pick up your stamps and create something.

Have a great day!

Weekend Sketch Challenge 36

Here is my card for this weekend's sketch challenge. I actually put this card together a few days ago. For the first time, I knew the colors and stamps I would use right when I saw the layout! Check out Beate's blog to join in on the fun!

I used Background Basics and Pun Fun. The card stock is Kraft, Blue Bayou, and Rust. I added a few gold brads and some Twill Tape. The cup is embossed with Clear EP using Versamark Ink. The card is simple but I love it. Plus anyone that knows me understands how I feel about coffee!!

Have a great Monday. And don't forget to leave your comment for the 5000 Hit Giveaway today!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Color and Sketch Challenge

I didn't have time to complete the SCS Color Challenge on Monday but I really wanted to try it. So today when I saw the Sketch Challenge, I put them both together.

Who would have thought to use Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery and Orchard Opluent together? I certainly would not. But it looks great. The stamp set I used is Merci, one of the Sale-A-Bration sets. My Stampin' Pastels and a Blender Pen did the trick for the color. The base of the card is Kraft. Versamark was used for the background stamps. Cute, cute! And I know just the person who is going to receive this card.


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Embracing Pastels

This month for our Stamps By Mail projects, we used Stampin' Up! Pastels. I hadn't used mine in a while so it was fun to get them back out. There are so many ways to use your Pastels besides just with the sponge applicator that comes with them.

Here I used Blender Pens to color the flowers. They came out so pretty. Embracing Life is the stamp set and Ginger Blossom is the Designer Paper. A little Groovy Guava Ribbon and you have a card that looks like a professional artist created it ;-)

Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


My upline challenged us to make a project from Stampin' Up!'s list. I love this set from Sale-A-Bration. When I saw it the first time, I knew I would get it. It is fun and light and has a carefree look to it.

This was my first attempt at watercoloring. How fun. I used my Aquapainter and went to work. I purposely when out of the lines to give it that carefree look. The colors for the card are Old Olive, Ruby Red, More Mustard, and Almost Amethyst. The ink is the same. I added some Hodgepodge Hardware and my card was complete.

A few tips on watercoloring. Use Stazon Ink so the black doesn't run. Also, if you have watercolor paper use that. If you are using regular cardstock, which I did, just be careful how much water you are using. The paper can't hold that must moisture and you will end up with an icky looking image.

If you must have this set like I did, just contact me to place your order by March 17th!

Wild About You - Weekend Sketch Challenge 35

When I saw this weekend's sketch challenge on Beate's blog, I knew it would make the perfect card for my great-nephew's birthday in March.

The Wild About You stamp set makes a fun card for kids of all ages. I saw this color combo in the new Mini Catalog that will be coming out shortly and really liked it. Real Red, Blashful Blue, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla is what I used with matching ink. It was a simple, fun card to put together.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Celebrate 5000+ Visits To My Blog!

Over 5000 hits to my blog, wow! Thank you to everyone that visits my blog! So let's celebrate! And what a better way to celebrate than with stamps. Here is my giveaway, a variety of Designer Series Papers by Stampin' Up!, a new spool of Olive Organdy Ribbon and Reason To Smile stamp set. But that's not all, if you are the winner, you will also receive a $5 Stampin' Up! Gift Certificate (valid for orders through me). The Gift Certificate expires on March 7th, 2008.
Just leave me a comment on this post to enter to win these great items. I will select the winner at random at 1:00pm (CST) Monday, February 25th.
Thanks again to everyone and for all of your kind comments!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

FREE Stamps!

Yes, that's right, it's Sale-A-Bration time. With each $50 in Stampin' Up! merchandise you purchase, you receive your choice of a Sale-A-Bration item. It's that simple.

Remember, the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets are designed especially for this promotion and won't be seen again.

This promotion is good until March 17th. So check out the Sale-A-Bration catalog today. Then contact me with your order to receive your FREE stamps!!