Sunday, January 31, 2010

Cupcake inspiration challenge #44

Hi everyone! I'm back with 2 cards for this week's FABULOUS Cupcake Inspiration challenge from Hope Stamps Eternal! I haven't stamped in over 2 weeks and man, it was tough getting started. I think I left my MOJO at the Basic Grey booth at CHA!! LOL! That place was amazing, but I digress... Check out these cutie cuppies!! There is all kinds of Valentine-y goodness going on. They're not subtle, that's for sure!
I took my inspiration from the hearts and all kinds of colors going on! I thought it would be perfect to use this week's Fall To Layout 76 and punched designer paper squares. This first card uses My Mind's Eye Be Loved and a couple punched hearts. The sentiment is from Verve's Heart's Desire set.

I had fun with this one, so I made another. This time using My Mind's Eye Love Me Do -such fun non-traditional Valentine colors in this line (sorry, Rach is out of stock),

Everyone is invited to play along in the challenge!! If you do, be sure to link your creation to Mr. Linky on the HSE blog and use CIC44 when uploading. Every week, Rach highlighs the top 5!!

Now head on over to the Sweeties and see how they rocked these cupcakes!!!!

Rachel - Hope Stamps EternalAmy - A Thousand Sheets of Paper (January Guest)

Oh and while I was gone, Rachel announced the NEW ADDITIONS TO OUR TEAM! Woohoo! A big congrats and welcome to Alice Wertz (Alice's {Little} Wonderland), Kristen Catalano (Scrap-Creations), Patricia Garcia (Patricia Garcia), and Piali Biswas (Touch of Creation). They will be joining us NEXT WEEK!

Thanks for stopping by. I have a little blog candy going on, you can check out the deets on this post. There is still time to comment!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Heart's Desire
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa and Tuxedo Black
Paper
- Vintage cream, white, MME pattern paper

Accessories - silver pearls (Michael's), silver cord, hearts and square punch (SU!),
yellow seam binding (Martha Stewart)

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

I'm back from CHA and blog candy!

Hi everyone! I am back from CHA and what an amazing time! Three fun (and tiring) filled days!!

It was my first time going and all I can say is WOW!! What a thrill to meet some of my all time favorite stamping idols, fellow DT members and blogging friends from years back. ***happy sigh***

I have some pictures to share and then some impromptu BLOG CANDY!! At some point, when I wasn't looking, my followers passed the 200 mark! WOW, a big thank you for all of you who stop by and peek at what I share! So in honor of that, some blog candy is in order!!

I took over 100 pictures, so this may not be the only blog post with CHA pictures. But, in my tired state last night, here are a couple I uploaded. Without further ado...

Me and Amy Sheffer, the amazingly talented and fellow Verve Diva! I was able to spend most of my walking around time Monday with Amy and Tosh and it was AWESOME!Here is me with Tosh. Another happy sigh. I have been a fan of Tosh since my first days at SCS! She sent me a birthday card 2 1/2 years ago and I still have it on my shelf!! I'll never throw that masterpiece away, could you!?! Me and Kimberly Crawford! What up?!? This girl is HIL-arious and crazy talented! I walked around with Kim, Charlene, Carly and Steph on Sunday and I sooo love these girls!Here is me and my Dirty Girl roomie (that means we both entered the Dirty Dozen together), Joan Ervin. Sigh, I love Joan. We have shared so much together, and it was a thrill to finally meet her!This is me and Tanya Fox, the editor of Card Maker magazine. WOW! She is as sweet in person as I KNEW she would be. And what a cutie?!? Huh!?!Here is a picture of the Ippity team that was there. Sadly missing were Maria and Lisa (missed you girls). This group of ladies is TOP NOTCH! What fun! Left to right, Eva, Michelle, Eryn, Angela, me and Kelly.Here is a pic of me and Jeanne Streiff. WOWZERS! Talk about stamping idol! Jeanne is super talented and one of the most down to earth gals you'll ever meet. Super sweet!!Here is me and my fellow Ippity DT gal, Eva. What can I say Eva? You are one of my rocks and a voice of strength to me! Hugs to you girl!Last, but not least, here is me and Kelly. Kelly and I roomed at CHA and let me tell you, this girl is amazing! Generous, wonderful sense of humor and a total SWEETHEART! Miss you roomie!
What fun times!!

Now on to the Blog Candy! Here is a little something I gathered around today when I should have been doing laundry! I found:
-3 single Unity stamps
-some MME and SU 6x6 pattern paper
-mini spool of satin edged ribbon
-clear stamp from MME Laundry Line
-set of Kaiser Scrapbook brads
-Some jewels from Doodlebug Designs
-pack of felt leaves and various paper flowers from Making Memories
JUST ADDED:
-Pack of Sew Easy rub-on stitches by Doodlebug Designs
-Calendar Turns blank gear by Maya Road
JUST ADDED!!To enter for the blog candy, leave me a comment on this post and let me know who YOUR stamping idol is!! You have until Sunday, 9pm Pacific time. I will pick a random winner and announce on my Monday on my H{ippity} Hop blog post! Good luck!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Monday's H{ippity} Hop

Hi everyone! It's Monday and time for another H{ippity} Hop! Be sure to go to the {ippity} blog to see the master list of all the players.

My project is also a sample for this week's H{ippity} Hop challenge brought to you by Kelly, which is a color challenge of Black, one neutral and one color. Use keyword: IHHC7 when uploading.

Hummm, this was tough for me. I struggle with black and white cards for some reason. So, I combined my card with this week's Featured Stamper challenge which honors my former DDC challenge mate Anne, jdmommy! She is queen of black/white and red! I cased this elegant card. I changed the image, added an embossed piece and actually ended up using Berry Sorbet instead of Real Red, but I just HAD to use the amazing satin ribbon -LOL!

My card uses the branch image from {ippity} Stamps Devoted and a sentiment from Just Wanted to Say. I colored the branch blooms with a Copic marker and added some iridescent sequins with black beads glued to the centers. This one is pretty simple, but has some texture to it with the use of my Swiss Dots EF! Congrats Anne, enjoy your day!

ON A SIDE NOTE: I will be taking a 2 week break from blogging. Tomorrow I will be getting a root canal (egads, I KNOW!), then at the end of the week I will be attending Winter CHA in Anaheim!! Very excited about the latter! I don't have a laptop, so no CHA posts while I am there, so you will see me when I return. I promise lots of pictures!

Thanks for stopping by, be sure to check out the rest of the H{ippity} hop goodness!

Devoted:

Card Deets:
Stamps - Devoted and Just Wanted to Say (Ippity)
Ink - Basic Gray
Paper - White, black, berry sorbed (PTI)
Accessories - copic marker, swiss dots EF, 5/8" double sided satin ribbon, Stickles


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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Cupcake Inspiration challenge #42

Hi everyone! It's Sunday and that means it's time for another FABULOUS Cupcake Inspiration challenge from Hope Stamps Eternal! Check out these cutie cuppies!!
I took my inspiration from the AWESOME colors on these -they are a PERFECT match to my current favorite paper, My Mind's Eye Be Loved. I had a bit of trouble deciding on a card layout. I started one, then gave up and did another. THEN went back and finished the first. So, I have TWO cards today!!

This first card uses the amazing little image of Miss Anya Love from The Greeting Farm. Isn't she super sweet? Makes a perfect birthday card. I colored her with my Copics and added some yellow stickles in the center of the flowers. The sentiment is from Verve's Circular Sayings.

My second card uses the newly released Verve Plain Jane, Be Mine. LOVE this image!! I did another circle card -man these are addicting. They are easy to put together and they make such an impact! Again, I used My Mind's Eye Be Loved, some of my $1 twill ribbon, and some tiny pearls from the Zva Creative pearl wheel!

Everyone is invited to play along in the challenge!! If you do, be sure to link your creation to Mr. Linky on the HSE blog and use CIC42 when uploading. Every week, Rach highlighs the top 5!!

Now head on over to the Sweeties and see how they rocked these cupcakes!!!!

Rachel - Hope Stamps Eternal
Amy - A Thousand Sheets of Paper (January Guest)

I want to send out a big THANK YOU to everyone who applied for the Hope Stamps Eternal design team! The call is closed now, and we are in the process of looking over each and every applicant. The exciting announcement will be on Wednesday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Circular Sayings, Be Mine, Miss Anya Love
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa, Vintage Photo Distress ink (for sponging)
Paper - Vintage cream, MME pattern paper
Accessories - circle nesties, yellow Kaiser rhinestones, Zva creative pearl wheel, twill ribbon, burlap string, Button from the Tuscany collection, Score-Pal


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Friday, January 15, 2010

It's Verve's RELEASE day!

Oh, I love this time each month! It's Verve's release day and you WON'T be disappointed in the stamps Julee designed for you! If you have been following the Sneak Peek posts the Divas have been showing you on the Verve Blog this week -you will know what I mean. There is still time to check them out and leave some love for a chance to win some VERVE sets!!

Today I will share with you a card from each of the sets being released and SEE YOU TONIGHT AT THE RELEASE PARTY at 6pm (Pacific)!!!!

From Love's Flower (pattern paper MME, Be Loved):
From Heart's Desire (pattern paper MME, Be Loved):


From Love Monkey (pattern paper Little Yellow Bicycle):

From Celebrating You (pattern paper MME, Loves Me Do):
Thanks for stopping by!!

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Stamp Simply -Mid Winter pick me up

Hi everyone, it time for another Stamp Simply challenge and Spring has sprung! LOL, NO not really, but this week Sharon has challenged everyone to create a project with a floral and springtime colors! You know, kind of a visual break from all the cold.

My card uses some yummy new Melissa Frances pattern paper I just received. I also am experimenting with some more chipboard. This time I inked it up with white craft and when it wouldn't dry (even with the heat gun) I dipped it in white EP and embossed it! LOL! I sponged the edges, added some Kaiser pearls, and tied some of the luscious white 1/4" silk ribbon from Sharon's Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

The sentiment panel uses Verve's Wishful Elegance set. I am in desparate need of Birthday cards -so heads up! It's hard to see in the pic, but I stamped the "sunflower-y" blooms randomly in light yellow ink.

Everyone is welcome to play along!! Sharon has Mr. Linky on the challenge post, so be sure to link up your card. And, be sure to use keyword SSNOTIME122 when you upload to SCS. Be sure to stop by the team's blogs to see all their heart cards!

Sharon, herself
Jennifer
Janine
Julie
AJ
Tammy
Deb
Barbara
Jenny
Barb

Thanks for stopping by! Stay tuned for Verve's BIG RELEASE PARTY Friday night, on the SCS Verve forum!! See you there!!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Wishful Elegance
Ink - light yellow, white craft and black
Paper - white, sage shadow, Melissa Frances PP
Accessories - Kaiser pearls, chipboard, sewing maching, white EP, 1/4" white satin ribbon, rectangle nesties

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Verve Sneak Peek -Accent Notes

Hi everyone! It's released week at Verve!! Release challenges and sneak peeks all week leading up to the Release Party on Friday. Yesterday was Day 1 of the Verve January releases, sneak peeks. We peeked the sets Celebrate You and Love Monkey. Here is a link to the Day 1 blog post where you can see what the Divas showcased.

Today is Day 2 of the sneak peeks and we are showing the set called Accent Notes! This fabulous set of 12 features 5 amazing "pattern building" stamps, 3 any occasion sentiments with the awesome new font, some accents and a perfect flourishy circle (ok, please excuse my non-technical terms!!)!!

Here is my first peek card:

And because today is Wacky Wednesday here in the Woerner house (my son has school at different times on Wednesday and we dubbed it "Wacky Wednesday") here is a card that is the OPPOSITE in colors and reversed design:

Be sure to check out the Day 2 Verve Blog post and see what Diva Sankari, Shannan and Tosh made with this amazing set!

OH and did you all know that Julee has another AMAZING and GORGEOUS free Digi set?? Yep, it's called Regal Heart Digi Stamp Set! It's super cute, if I was a bit more Digi savvy, I would be all over it! LOL! Be sure to check it, it's available until Friday, January 15th.

Thanks for stopping by.

Card Deets:
Stamps - Accent Notes
Ink - Versamark, Cameo Coral
Paper - White, Kraft
Accessories - White and pink heart brads, white and coral 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, pink rhinestone (Kaiser)

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Monday, January 11, 2010

A Verve chipboard challenge

Note: This is my second post today, please scroll down, or click here for my H{ippity} Hop card!

Hi everyone! This is Verve's JANUARY RELEASE WEEK!! AND I am super excited to be hosting a "supply" challenge for you all!! My challenge is to use CHIPBOARD on your card or project! What? That's it? Chipboard? LOL! Easy peasy, huh?!?

My card which gives you all super sneak peek of one of the new stamp sets!! **sigh** Seriously, this release is AMAZING!! My chipboard piece is a glittered heart piece from Melissa Frances and the pattern paper is Fancy Pants from the Vintage Valentine line. The trim is from a fabric store and the Kaiser pearls are in Rose.

To play along, just make something using chipboard and upload to your SCS gallery with the challenge keyword VSJAN10A before 6 PM Eastern on Friday, January 15th. Everyone playing along will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Verve Stamps Gift Certificate! If your feeling up to it you can participate in all 5 challenges for a chance to win the entire January release!

Check out the Verve Jan `10 Master Challenge Thread for all the rules and deets. Like always, you don't have to use Verve Stamps to play along, but if you gottem', why not use 'em?!



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H{ippity} Hop Monday

Hi everyone! It's Monday and time for another H{ippity} Hop! Be sure to go to the {ippity} blog to see the master list of all the players.

My project is also a sample for this week's H{ippity} Hop challenge brought to you from Eryn, which is to use GLITZ!! Oh yeah, another challenge right up my alley!

My card uses the heart image and sentiment from {ippity} Stamps Straight from the Heart. I outlined the hearts with copic markers and the smallest heart is punched. I used lots of blue rhinestones -very glitzy!! LOL! And of course, I used one of my fav punches -the Upper Crest!

Everyone is welcome to play, use keyword, IHHC6 when uploading to SCS. There is a prize for one lucky player!!

This card uses the colors from Dawn's Raspberry Suite color challenge #21 which were Lemon tart, Aqua mist, Chocolate chip and Cream. And the sketch is Karen's Sweet Sunday sketch #51.

Thanks for stopping by, be sure to check out the rest of the H{ippity} hop goodness!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Straight from the Heart (Ippity)
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper - Lemon Tart, Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, bitty dots PP (all PTI)
Accessories - blue rhinestones (Kaiser), heart punch (SU!), copic markers, button from , swiss dots EF, lemon tart twill, burlap string, upper crest border punch (EK Success)


Please bear with me this week as I will have lots of posts! It's Verve's release week!! Later today I will be posting my challenge!
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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Cupcake Inspiration challenge #41

Hi everyone! It's Sunday and that means it's time for another FABULOUS Cupcake Inspiration challenge from Hope Stamps Eternal! Check out these swirly cupcakes. I swear that icing looks so creamy, I just want to reach in my computer and BITE ONE!!!
I took my inspiration from the straight line of the 4 cupcakes. I used the My Mind's Eye Be Loved pattern paper and some chipboard letters dipped in glitter (Art Glitter Ultrafine in Crystal). This one went together pretty easy once I settled on a layout!

See those tiny pearl accents on the punched hearts? Those are super small from the Zva Creative pearl wheel! Something new to me!!

Everyone is invited to play along in the challenge!! If you do, be sure to link your creation to Mr. Linky on the HSE blog and use CIC41 when uploading. Every week, Rach highlighs the top 5!!

Now head on over to the Sweeties and see how they rocked these cupcakes!!!!

Colleen - Glitter Ink
Amy - A Thousand Sheets of Paper (January Guest)

DID YOU ALL SEE??? Hope Stamps Eternal is having a Design Team call! There is still time to apply! Check out this blog post for all the details.

Card Deets:
Stamps - Hearts on Fire (Verve Stamps)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - Vintage cream, MME Be Loved PP
Accessories - heart punch and linen thread (SU!), chipboard letters, Art glitter in Crystal, Zva tiny pearls, circle punch

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