Thursday, October 30, 2008

embrace life. ~ KWerner Color Inspiration #28

I finally got a chance this week to make a project for Kristina's Color Inspiration #28! I LOVE this color combination, don't you! The clutch in the photo reminded me of the Embrace Life stamp set, so I had to use it. Enjoy this happy card:)

Stamps: Embrace Life
Paper: Whisper White, Sage Shadow & Ruby Red CS, Cutie Pie DSP
Ink: Sage Shadow, Ruby Red & Pumpkin Pie Classic
Other: Blender Pen, 1/16 hole punch, Filigree Assortment brads, Pop Up glue dots, Sage Shadow 1/4" grosgrain

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Mr. Twigster Stamp-a-Stack Camp

Thanks again, Libby, Megan, Heather & Joyce for joining me for a night of stamping with Mr. Twigster! It was a lot of fun sharing Mr. Twigster with you:)

Well, here he new friend, Mr. Twigster! Pictured below are the full sized cards that you saw sneak peeks of a couple of days ago. And yes, my Big Shot came in very handy with the snowflake and the buttons dies:)

Stamps: Mr. Twigster, To You & Yours, Heard from the Heart, Best Yet
Paper: Frosty Day DSP, Confetti, Tangerine Tango, Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip & Kiwi Kiss CS
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip Classic & Versamark
Other: The Big Shot, Snowflake & Button dies, White EP, Heat Tool, Kiwi Kiss grosgrain, Bashful Blue & Chocolate Chip 1/4 grosgrain, Linen Thread, Blender Pen, 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 Circle Punches, Word Window Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Silver Brads, Crafters Tool Kit, Stampin' Dimensionals

Enjoy Every Moment ~ CC190

Here is a card that I made the day I stayed home with my son, Noah, who was sick with the stomach flu. Even though he is growing up, he still needs lots of TLC...and I am reminded to Enjoy Every Moment...even the not so fun moments:) I submitted this card for theSplitcoaststampers Color Challenge #190this week.

Stamps: Enjoy Every Moment
Paper: Pixie Pink, Tangerine Tango & Whisper White CS, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Pixie Pink, Tangerine Tango & Kiwi Kiss Classic
Other: Tangerine Tango grosgrain, Pewter Build-a-Brad, 1/16 hole punch, stamp-a-majig

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Mr. Twigster Stamp-a-Stack Sneak Peek

Here are a few sneak peeks into Tuesday night's Mr. Twigster Stamp-a-Stack Card Class! How exciting! Come back tomorrow to see the full size view of each of the four designs:)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Halloween Hershey Bar Holder

I made these cute Hershey Candy Bar Holders for my boys, Noah & Ben, to pass out to their classmates at their party this week. They are very excited and wanted to make sure that I made enough for their teachers also:)

The directions are easy! Your holder measures 7 X 5 3/4, and is scored at
5 1/4 and 2 5/8. Adhere the bottom and sides together, crimp the bottom, punch a 1/2 circle with your 3/4" circle punch in the top...then decorate:) The belly band measures 2 X 6.

Stamps: Eat, Drink & Be Scary
Paper: Ghostly Greetings DSP, Whisper White CS
Ink: Basic Gray
Other: Black/White Gingham ribbon, Tag punch, mini glue dots & dimensionals

Top Note Halloween Class Treat

Here is just one of the samples from my Halloween Treats Camp that I am offering on Wednesday, Oct. 29th. With the Big Shot, the Top Note die, Ghostly Greetings DSP, some cardstock, ink, punches, and all comes together in a snap:)

Stamps: Eat, Drink & Be Scary
Paper: Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie & Whisper White CS, Ghostly Greetings DSP
Ink: Kiwi Kiss Classic
Other: Vintage Brads, Crafters Tool Kit, Scallop Circle, Star & 1 3/8 Circle Punches, Dimensionals

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Jewelry Color Inspiration #9

Anyone who knows me also knows that have an obsession for stamping and for JEWELRY! I enjoy participating in other stamping challenges and want to share the fun by offering my own weekly Jewelry Color Inspiration Challenge. The challenge will be posted each Sunday and will include a jewelry photo along with the link to the website where I found it.

If you want to play along, simply make a paper project (card, scrapbook page, or 3D item) that includes the colors indicated with the jewelry piece. (If you don't have the exact colors, just use ones that are similar:) Then, submit your creation to me by posting a comment by Saturday, Nov. 1st at 11:59 P.M. and including the link to your project. You may also wish to post your photo at using the keyword JCI.

Those of you who participate in the challenge will receive recognition the following what are you waiting for...join the fun! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

How cute are these Halloween Jangles by Jennifer Heynen? Go check out her store at for some fun ceramic beads!

Here's my YOU ROCK card! I just love using this Just Jawing set...too fun!

Stamps: Just Jawing
Paper: Basic Gray, Going Gray, Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie & Whisper White CS, Ghostly Greetings DSP
Ink: Basic Black Classic
Other: Vintage Brads, 1/4 circle punch, crafters tool kit, mini glue dots, stampin' dimensionals

Jewelry Color Inspiration #8 Card Submissions

Here are the card submissions for last week's Jewelry Color Inspiration #8! Aren't they great!

Julie's card:

Tara's card:

Saturday, October 25, 2008

season's greetings ~ SFYTT

Jen has the coolest Sketch For You To Try (SFYTT) this week on her blog, I (Heart) to Stamp! Here is my 5 X 5 card with a combination of designer series paper, metals & ribbon!

Stamps: To You and Yours, Pocket Silhouettes
Paper: Basic Gray, Baja Breeze CS, Urban Garden DSP
Ink: Not Quite Navy Classic, Versamark
Other: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Circle Metal Tags, 1 1/4 Circle Punch, Clips Assortment, Baja Breeze 1 inch ribbon

Halloween Tin

I had a couple of tins left over from a card class this past summer and thought I'd make another tin for Halloween. This one is going to my oldest son's teacher, Mrs. Wilson. She is a crafty teacher and I hope she likes it:) Noah gets to pick out some goodies to fill it with...he'll have fun with that!

Stamps: Eat, Drink & Be Scary
Paper: Ghostly Greetings DSP, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie & Whisper White CS
Ink: Kiwi Kiss Classic
Other: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black & Whisper White 1/4 grosgrain, circle metal tags, tombo multi-purpose adhesive, White Signo pen

You Rock

Sankari and Brooke are back this Saturday with another fantastic Saturday Cinema Creative Challenge! This week the movie inspiration is The Nightmare Before Christmas, so I had to use one of my new favorite stamp sets, Just Jawing!

Stamps: Just Jawing
Paper: Basic Gray, Going Gray, Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie & Whisper White CS, Ghostly Greetings DSP
Ink: Basic Black Classic
Other: Crafters Tool Kit (what would I do without my paper piercer and mat pack?), Vintage Brads, 1/4" Circle Punch, Paper Snips, Mini Glue Dots & Stampin' Dimensionals

If Nothing Ever Changed ~ IC151

Here is my card submission for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge #151 this week!

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
Paper: Whisper White & So Saffron CS, Sweet Always DSP
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose & Basic Gray Classic
Other: Vintage Brads, Crafters Tool Kit, Mini Glue Dots, Trio Flower Punch

Friday, October 24, 2008

best wishes & more ~ WSC63

It's time again for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge! I feel so honored that Beate asked to use one of my cards for a future sketch idea. Check out that card here!

I'm loving these metal circle tags...the combination of metal and cardstock along with the shape is awesome! The new wide circle punch is perfect to use with the large metal circle tags.

Stamps: Best Wishes & More
Paper: Certainly Celery, Old Olive & Whisper White CS, Green Tea DSP
Ink: Old Olive Classic
Other: Baja Breeze Double Stitched Ribbon, Metal Circle Tags, Crafters Tool Kit, Wide Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Lori's Blog Anniversary Giveaway

Go check out byLori Designs for her one year blog anniversary giveaway! She is such a talented artist and you will love her hand-painted crafts:)

Like You Mean It

Here's another card with PINK this week! This card is my Sketch Challenge #199 submission over at Splitcoaststampers. Be a hostess with a $400 workshop and receive this stamp set, Window Dressing, for FREE!

Stamps: Window Dressing, Live Like You Mean It
Paper: Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Pumpkin Pie CS, Watercolor Paper, Sweet Always DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Pumpkin Pie & Chocolate Chip Classic
Other: Aqua Painter & Blender Pen

Thursday, October 23, 2008

friend to friend ~ KWerner Color Inspiration #27

It's been a few weeks since I've had the chance to participate in Kristina's Color Inspiration Challenge...and boy, have I missed it! Red is my I'm really loving this inspiration!

Here's my "friend to friend" card, which makes me think of my friend, Lisa, who also LOVES red! I may have to surprise her with it soon, just because!

Stamps: Flower Fancy, Pocket Silhouettes
Paper: Real Red Textured CS, Pink Pirouette CS, Real Red Patterned Prints DP
Ink: Real Red & Chocolate Chip Classic
Other: Pink Pirouette Wide Grosgrain, Clear Buttons, Linen Thread, Pop Up Glue Dots