Monday, March 31, 2008

AMYS19 Old Fashioned Lilac's

This is the challenge card we did yesterday while in chat. It is one of Amy's Sketches. I found this one harder to do. Not sure why but I did. I also ended up changing the direction of the sketch. Anyone can do the challenge. If you do you can load it to your blog or SCS using her code AMYRS19. Be sure and post to Amy's blog under the sketch so she knows.

So what I did was found some old fashioned designer paper, this is what a friend of mine sent to me Sharron. Thanks Sharron I am really getting the use out of those papers you sent me. Love them.

Supplies Needed:
Designer Paper of choice
Choc. Chip and Very Vanilla Card stock
Old Olive & Cranberry Crisp Ink
Blossoms Abound Stamp set

Cut Very Vanilla card stock at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, fold in half for a card that measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.
Cut designer paper at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and layer on main card. Cut two strips of designer paper at 1 1/2 x 3 1/2. Mount this to choc chip cut at 1 3/4 x 3 3/4. Both pieces should be the same.
Cut Very Vanilla at 1 7/8 x 3 1/2.
Stamp image on Very Vanilla. Beings this is a two step stamp set. With the first half of your lilac stamp in Cranberry Crisp ink and stamp off once on scrap paper, then stamp on card stock. Take the next half and stamp in ink and go directly to your card and line up images and stamp. This gives a two tone effect with one color of ink. With the leaves use Old Olive and stamp your main vein in that and onto you card. Lining up as best you can. Then with the leaves you stamp off once on a scrap paper then on to the card. Again the two done effect without using more ink colors. Mount this to a piece of choc. chip cut at 2 1/8 x 4.
Mount pieces as shown in the sample.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend. We are getting snow today in Central MN. Don't think we will get much or that it will stay long. See you all tomorrow, hard to believe another month has gone by already.
Angel Hugs

Sunday, March 30, 2008

WSC41 Hedgehog Happiness

This sketch was fun to do. I started it last night and finished up today. Some friends and I am in a chat conference room and we are having fun stamping. We are challenging each other on sketches. I will share my other card that we did tomorrow.
You can find this sketch on Beate's blog and I will also share it here. Hope you enjoy.

Supplies needed:
Stamp of choice Mine the Hedgehog is from Penny Black Designs
Designer paper
Dotted Swiss Cuttlebug embossing folder
Gamsol and Colored Pencils
Rectangle Nest-abilities
Whisper White, Basic Black, Pixie Pink Card stock
White Gel Pen


On small scrap of Whisper White card stock stamp image and color in with gamsol and colored pencils or your desired choice of coloring. Trim around.
With Black make a 4 1/4 x 51/2 card. With the extra left die cut out a rectangle for the Hedgehog. And do a larger one for you layering for the designer paper piece. I just cut the last line of scallops off.
With White Gel Pen go around scallops and put in little u's and dots all around. Do this on both pieces of the rectangles.
Pixie pink you need a 1/4 sheet of and you will trim 1/4 inch off the short side and off one of the long sides. Mount this to your basic black card base.
1/4 sheet of Whisper White that has been embossed with the Swiss Dot cuttlebug folder. Cut this 3/4 inch off one short end and one long end. Mount to the Pixie Pink.
Cut designer paper to fit inside your rectangle. Mount this to your largest piece of black rectangular piece and then add your ribbon to this. I used Pretty in Pink Ribbon grosgrain. Then add to the White Dotted piece as shown in the sample.
Mount your image to the smaller black rectangular and add to the right of your designer sheet piece. Partly on the designer paper and partly off.
This card was rather easy to do once I found what I wanted to work with.
Hope you having a good day, thanks for stopping bye. We have snow coming later tonight again. They are saying 4 to 6 inches. YUK, I am so ready for Spring. What happened Mother Nature?
Angel Hugs

Saturday, March 29, 2008

I am Featured Stamper on Gwen's Blog

Go check it out. I feel so honored that she featured me in her blog. She used my piggy card for my aunt. You can see Gwen's blog and my card here. While you are there check out Gwen's artwork she is awesome and a really good friend of mine. Thanks Gwen for the honor!
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Cured Yet? 2

I wanted to make a couple of these so I am ahead of the game, plus my Mom sometimes comes and raids my stash of cards and uses them too. This is the same sketch only different colors, but, I like this one too. I am really having fun with this set.
Tomorrow I will go to at least a different image. This one looks so much different than yesterdays to me that I wanted to share this one with you all too. I hope you like them both and are getting some ideas from me for you own stamping. This one to me looks like old fashioned wallpaper in the background. I love anything with an old fashioned look to it.
It has been really windy in Central MN today so I have stayed in as much as possible. What better time to stamp and enjoy yourself than with weather that you can't go out in. My stamping keeps me occupied and I always end up with something useful. Sometimes my house looks like a tornado hit it but, hey we can't have everything right?
Thanks for stopping bye.
Angel Hugs

Friday, March 28, 2008

You Cured Yet?

This is a big card. My piggy turned out big and wouldn't fit on a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card so I made a larger one. I got a good deal at the dollar store awhile ago on some blank Greeting Card with Matching Envelopes in a package. They sure come in handy today for this card. What it is, is a 8 1/2 x 11 card stock folded in half. But they are hard to find envelopes for so if you run into something like this at your dollar store pick it up cause you just never know when your going to need it. This is a sketch challenge from Julee over at Poetic Artistry's blog. Love this sketch for this card.This card will be going to my 87 yr. old Aunty that is having back surgery soon. Her and her late husband used to be pig farmers. And get this one of the Presidents of the good ole US of A used to come to the farm. How cool is that? Anyway, I thought she would love a pick me up after surgery so this is for her.

Supplies Needed:

Full Sheet of card stock folded in half for basic card.Designer Paper cut at 4 1/4 x 8 1/4. Use punch to punch the corners.

Whisper White to stamp image and to stamp Better Get Better.
Basic Black, Pretty in Pink and Bashful Blue card stock.
White Gel Pen & Black Ribbon
Pop Dots
Gamsol and Colored Pencils
Black Stazon Ink Pad
Coluzzle Oval one


Stamp image with black stazon. Color in with colored pencils and gamsol. Cut around with the Coluzzle. Stamp on a small piece of Whisper White the verse, cut out. Take a piece of Black card stock and use your colluzle to cut out the outer trim for the pig. I just went one size larger for the trim. Mount your stamped, colored image on the black as best you can in the center. With White Gel Pen make dots and squiggly lines around the edges. Set aside. Cut a piece of Bashful Blue at 1 1/2 x 8 1/4. I stamped small dots on this with versamark. Cut Pretty in Pink at 1 3/4 x 8 1/4. Then the black cut at 2 1/4 x 8 1/4. Mount from blue down to the black. With White Gel Pen do the same as you did on the Oval for the pig. Add black ribbon to the center of this. Leaving the bow on the right side. Your little Get Well wording 2 1/8 by 2 is also mounted to black and cut at 2 1/4 x 2 3/8. You make this piece a little thicker so you can have it pushed under the upper layer ( see card for placement) Mount your designer paper to the main card. Add middle strip with the saying just under. Next add pop dots to the back of your image piece. I used one on the top and bottom and one on each side, then cut a strip to go in the center. Add to the left side of the card. Your card is now finished and ready to have someone enjoy. You can see my sample card here for placement on how to layer and add to the card. Hope you enjoyed today's project and hope to see you stop by again.

Angel Hugs

Thursday, March 27, 2008

FREE Photoshop Web Version

My son sent this to me and I thought some of you might be interested in this if you don't have Photoshop. Great program to use. I hope someone can use this.
I have no projects for today, I have been busy doing laundry and working on some images. Just didn't get time to get anything else done. I stamped a bunch of images and figured it was a good time to color them in so I have some images ready for making cards.
I need to get done some cards this week so stay tune for tomorrow, I will share one of them.
Angel Hugs

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Origami Nesting Boxes

I was checking my emails and found this and thought many of you might like to make some boxes. I have made these before and they are wonderful for gift giving.
Martha Stewart website has the full directions for you. I love the dimensions for all the sizes of the boxes without having to figure that out myself.

A Hummingbird Morning Glory

I have got to have the prettiest Morning Glory stamps around. I love these. This one was a bit of a challenge but so fun to do. You know one of those stamps that has no colored image of it. Well once I got it done it seemed that it needed to be brightened up some. So I added sunlight to the whole card and it really made the hummingbird and Morning Glories pop.

Hope you enjoy today's project and get some inspiration from my creations. Hoping this brightens your Spring as well as it did mine. Gives you a warm feeling with the yellow glow.

Supplies needed for this project:
Crayola Colored Pencils & Q-tips
Whisper White, black and Lovely Lilac card stock

Stamp with black your image on the Whisper White card stock, color in with gamsol and colored pencils to what you like. In this picture the hummingbird has some green on him to but for some reason my scanner did not pick that up. When I was done I thought it had needed that light so I used Golden Rod for the Yellow sunlight effect.
Trim down and mount to black card stock.
My main card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4, then mount the image with the black layer on that and you all finished with a really nice card.
Thanks LuJean for the stamp, I love working with it.

Angel Hugs

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Morning Soft

I love this stamp set, it is so pretty. Thanks to a good friend of mine for getting it for me. You rock! This is my first try with the morning glory's. And I am becoming very attached to my gamsol and colored pencils for coloring in my images. Time will come and I will get better at it like some on SCS I have seen using the same things.
Doesn't this make ya think Spring? I am so ready for Spring, last week we had snow in Central MN and this week we have more coming. I would so welcome the rain right now and the green grass. So in honor of Spring coming my Morning Glory card.

Supplies needed:
Morning Soft Stamp set
Beyond the Basics small flower one
Colored Pencils & Q-tips
Word Punch
Lavender Lace, Whisper White, Black and Lovely Lilac card stock
Black Stazon Ink
yellow brad

Basic card is
4 1/4 x 5 1/2, our normal size we do cards with. Stamp this with the small background stamp with the small flowers in Beyond the Basics set, with Black Stazon ink. Color in the flowers with colored pencils and the leaves in green.
Whisper White cut at 4 5/16 x 3 11/16. Stamp Morning Glory in Black Stazon. This works the best as the ink don't run when working with the gamsol. Color in image with colored pencils and gamsol. I used purple and green from Crayola Colored Pencils. And put a dash of yellow in the center. Set aside to dry and cut a piece of Lovely Lilac at 3 15/16 x 4 9/16. Mount the Morning Glory colored piece to this. With the word punch, punch a Lovely Lilac Piece fold in half and attach to bottom left side with a yellow brad.
Cut black card stock at 2 9/16 x 4 1/4, cut Lovely Lilac at 2 5/16. Mount in center or black and place in the middle of your stamped card. Lastly layer the Morning Glory piece over that.
Hope you enjoy today's project. I didn't have my cutter by me and had a ruler so went by the ruler for measurements. I hope that don't confuse anyone.
Angel Hugs
For those of you wondering how to use gamsol and colored pencils here is a turtorial SCS. The technique is called Gamsol Magic.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Harmony Get Well

I need to make a few Get Well cards, I have a 2 cousins that is having heart surgery and an Aunt that is having back surgery. One was on Sat. and the other two is through the week.
I found this sketch on iheart2stamp. Angie did an awesome job on hers and really inspired me to do one also with the one she did. So here is my sample. I think this turned out so bright and cheerful.
Supplies Used:
2 sizes of scalloped punches ( blue and pink punches)
3 white oval eyelets and 3 white brads one inside the other
Tempting Turquoise, White, Black card stock
Designer paper (SU Retired)
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Happy Harmony Stamp Set
Garden Green, Tempting Turquoise Markers
Black Ink

Emboss your white card stock with the Swiss dot embossing folder. Trim to 3 1/2 by 3 1/4, add black background that is cut at 3 3/4 x 3 1/2. Mount the white to the black.
With designer paper cut 2 pieces at 2 1/4 x 3 1/2, cut black at 2 1/2 x 3 3/4.
Cut Tempting Turquoise at 8 x 9. Fold in half so you have a 4 x 9 card. Mount pieces as shown on sample.
Measure and punch your 3 holes for eyelets. Set eyelets and add brads to center.
With black ink stamp verse. Mine says Praying for you.
Punch out with the blue scalloped circle a white piece of card stock and with the pink scalloped circle a black one.
With markers color in image of your stamp, huff and stamp on white card stock. Mount this piece to the black and the black centered on the upper half of the card.
Your done. Very simple and pretty card.
Angel Hugs

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter Everyone

Blessed Easter
Graphics and Myspace Layouts at

See you all Monday! Hope your Easter is a safe and happy one.
Angel hugs

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Easter Nugget & Kit Kat Box Tutorial

These are so darn cute. I was checking out some of the blogs I visit a lot and found some really cute Easter projects and beings Easter is just a few days away I thought some of you with small kids would enjoy doing these for you Easter baskets. This first one shows you how to make the little box for putting the Nuggets or Kit Kat's in. The next one will show you how to make a cute little bunny face for the top.
Hope you enjoy my last minute finds for your Easter projects.

And this one is for the bunny ontop of the little box.

Now these are created by Chicnscratch blog. I am not sure of her name but check out her blog she does really neat things and has a bunch of tutorials.
Hope you enjoy these little projects for your Easter fun.
Angel Hugs

Cuttlebug Embossing 2 color effect

Check out this new technique to use with your cuttlebug folders. I love the effect of this and am going to be trying this soon here. In the mean time I wanted to share with those of you who have not seen it yet. This is a great tutorial and you can do it without any problems she does it so well step by step. Super easy and super turnout. This will work with any of the cuttlebug embossing folders. So have fun and give it a try.

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This card would work for a boy or a girl. Not sure of the color combo I used yet but like how the bunny in the cradle turned out.
I used
Real Rust, Certainly Celery, Choc Chip and Whisper White card stock
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Versamark pad and choc chip ink
Colored pencils and Gamsol

Basic card size was used for this one. Layered the Really Rust embossed piece on the Whisper White. You can make the center piece pretty much any size you wish. Mine is 2 1/4 inches for the Certainly Celery and 2 1/2 for the Choc Chip it is layered on. Mount this to your card.
Stamp your image and cut out, layered this on Certainly Celery then onto Choc Chip. Mount this to main card and it is complete.
Very simple card to make. I am including the sketch also and am not sure who made up this sketch but if it was you please let me know so I can give proper credit.

Angel Hugs

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I got a new van

Well new to me it is. It is a 1994 Ford Aerostar. A beautiful blue. Our other car is on it's last leg and with a family we need something bigger to hold the lot of us to get around. So far I am loving it. Don't have a lot of extras which is fine with me cause who uses all that anyhow? So that is what I was doing yesterday so I couldn't post. I was out shopping for a new car or van. May not be the best on gas right now but at least it will get us from place to place safely.

So here is a picture of my van.

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Monday, March 17, 2008


Many of you asked me what Gamsol is. Well best way to explain it is that it is a thinner for painting. It works with paints, colored pencils and other things I am sure. But, I am using it for colored pencils.
Here is what it is and where to get it if you want some.
It is odorless but still need some kind of ventilation or you can get a little loopy on it. Gave me a small headache without the room being vented. I love using this as it blends the colors so well for coloring in our images. You can see how it is used in these tutorials. She explains and shows you at the same time how to use it. Excellent tutorial on Gamsol.
I hope this answers any questions you all had. If not feel free to let me know and I will see if I can find more info on it. This video that Susie has though is what got me to using it. And I just love it.
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Scalloped Tutorial by Julie

Julie over at Paper Pleasing Ideas has some of the nicest tutorials. This one I am posting because many of you don't have the scalloped punches and this way you can make your own scalloped circles, ovals and even squares. Check this out. And also check out Julies blog she is really talented.

I hope this works out it's been a while since I posted a tutorial.

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Lending a friend a hand

I think this stamp is so cute it is a Gruffies stamp and you can get one at Stampabilities. My friend LuJean got me this stamp and some Gamsol for blending. In these small towns you can't find any of that good stuff. Not many craft stores around here that are close. So thanks so much LuJean for the wonderful gift. I am really having fun with it.

I stamped my Gruffies image on Whisper White card stock and with colored pencils and gamsol, I colored in my image. The colors blend so well with this stuff. How did I ever get along without it before?? The colored pencils I used is Prang Professional. I think any of them would work though. Going to dig through the kids colored pencils and see if they have more colors. I have a limit of 24. I stamped a little saying in the upper right hand corner that says "you & me". Not sure if that shows or not.

Once the image was done I trimmed around it and added it to black to make it pop! Then I took some bashful blue and run that through my sizzix machine and used the Swiss Dots Embossing folder. Mounted all this to Whisper White card stock and my card was done.

Hope you like today's project.

Angel Hugs

Friday, March 14, 2008

I have been Awarded!

Wow what a surprise I got this morning to see I have been awarded "The You Make My Day Award" from Wanda at My Creative Corner. Check out her blog she also made a bunny butt card. So cute. Wanda has such wonderful idea's I visit daily to get inspired. Thanks for the honor Wanda!

I am to some other bloggers "You Make My Day".

I would like to pass the award onto Kelly. Kelly Swienton, does beautiful work. Today she has up an Egg she made that is to die for.
Next I would like to pass the award onto is Amy Celona she is such an excellent stamper. Check out her Easter baskets they are different than mine and so elegant.
Also Marie over at Stampin Inspirations. I love her sketches she puts out and do them as often as I can. Marie does fantastic work and is so creative.
Make sure and check every ones blogs you won't be disappointed.
Angel Hugs

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Spring Planting

I was digging through some old stamps, non SU stamps and come across some Easter ones I thought I would play with. This one is so cute and they are ready for planting. Which I wish we could be doing right now. This stamp is from Uptown Rubber Stamps.
Hope you enjoy today's project.
Supplies I used was:
Bunny Stamp from Uptown Rubber Stamps
Black Organdy Ribbon
Rectangle double punch (SU)
Bashful Blue, Whisper White and Black card stock
New Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder
Water color pencils and Gamsol
As you can see this is my first try at the gamsol for water-coloring. But, didn't do to bad for the first shot at it. On the scan it shows a little smudge in the upper left hand corner. Not sure where that came from but think it is my scanner again, must need cleaning.
The ribbon was done using the rectangle double punch from SU. Punch your holes and take a long piece of ribbon. Run it through from the front to the back so you have both pieces of ribbon in the inside. Double over on one side and run it through the hole, pull it through the opposite hole. Pull from back so you have your 1/2 bow in front. Do the same with the other side. Now you have your ends still in the back. So you need to run them through to the front again. Cross them and run them through on the opposite side like you did the bow on and pull tight. You now have a perfect bow in front. I hope my instructions make sense to you so you can do one. Good luck. Oh I did cut my ribbon even once I seen in the scan it was way off. LOL
Happy Stamping.
Angel Hugs

Monday, March 10, 2008

Beate's Challenge WSC38

I made mine into a Easter card. Used retired designer paper and dug out some watercolor paper and Aqua Painter with some watercolor pencils and colored in my image. Not to bad for a first shot at that.
I am so ready for Spring, so these papers worked good for that they are nice and bright and cheerful.
Cut 2 designs of patterned paper at 1 7/8 x 2 1/2 you need 2 of each pattern.
Cut a layer for behind them ( I did black ) at 4 x 5 1/4, layer the designer paper on top as shown. Layer on White card stock.
Stamp image of choice on watercolor paper and with aqua painter and colored pencils color in image, trim and mount to a piece 1/4" larger mount to card and your done.
Really simple and cute card.
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Sunday, March 9, 2008

Sweet Gardenia

Kathie McGuire made a card similar to this one. I loved the layout of it and thought it would make a nice layout for a Sympathy Card. I don't like making Sympathy cards at all, so depressing, but a long time neighbor passed away and I needed a special card for the family.

This is how mine turned out. I changed the colors used, on mine I used bashful blue, whisper white and black. I also used heart brads to symbolize love and peace to symbolize she is at peace now and the peace of the flower.

This card also works for the hardware challenge that my friend Chrissy has going this week. I am late at working on my card for the challenge. Check out Chrissy's blog to take the challenge and a chance to win a great prize from her. If you do her challenge load it to your blog or SCS under CBC7 and then link back to Chrissy's blog under comments.

For this card I used the stamp Gardenia, it is retired from SU but such a pretty flower. I softened the flower with bashful blue chalk and blended to give it a softer look. I also used green chalks for the leaf and blended the two colors together.

My ribbon turned out cockeyed on the scan but I fixed that now. I also ran the smaller bashful blue piece through my sizzix with the dotted Swiss cuttlebug embossing folder.

Hope you enjoy today's project.

Angel Hugs

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Here comes Peter Cottontail

Hopping down the bunny trail. He hopped right into my Easter Basket. As you all I know I made Peter Cottontail with his little butt sticking out of the basket so had to do one with his face too. I have had so much fun working with punches and my embossing folders. Now in case you missed my other card with his butt sticking out here it is along with the directions for it.
Here Peter making his rounds from basket to basket. Watch out he might hit your basket next. He loves to throw out your Easter eggs!
Directions are pretty much the same as the last one. Except you make his face and paws hanging over the basket instead of him sneaking into the basket. Naughty little bunny really is having fun throwing out all those eggs. Think he might of ate the jelly beans too!

Supplies needed:
Giga Scalloped Circle Punch
1/2", 1/4" circle punches
small oval punch
1/4" square punch (for his teeth)
grass punch or you can cut your own.
Embossing folder
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card front

His paws are done by cutting 2 - 1/2" circle punches and forming his little toes.
Cut two more of them and trim down for his cheeks, this was hard to do but just wing it and it they aren't round when you done no big deal, as long as they come close.
Punch 2 black eyes out of the 1/4" punch and do one in pretty in pink for his nose
Ears you need to punch two with the oval punch in white and two in pink. Trim the pink ones down for fit inside his ears.
Punch the Giga scalloped circle punch for the basket trim out the inside (see sample). Place bunny inside as show.
Punch out some eggs using the small oval punch. Trim to for eggs.
Punch out the grass and layer along the bottom of the card.
Run a piece of yoyo yellow through my sizzix with the cuttlebug folder for the background and layered it all on my card.
That's it real easy and fun to make.
Angel Hugs

I have been Blog RAK'd

I would like to Thank Karen for the really sweet card she sent me for a Blog RAK. I really needed a pick me up this weekend. Migraine for 2 days and just not feeling good so it come at a great time. So thanks so much Karen for thinking of me and picking up those goodies for me. I love them and will be using some of them shortly.
Here is my card from Karen, isn't it just the cutest? We have been having strong winds here to lately so Frosty might of lost his hat outside.
This must mean it is my turn to Blog RAK someone so I will make my pick and get it mailed out this week.
Angel Hugs

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Easter Project Links

Sorry, nothing homemade today from me but you can make your own items from these links. I got a migraine in the middle of the night and have been sick all day so had no chance to play. None of them is stamping projects but still they are for Easter and lets face it not everything has to be stamped. Oh, my did I say that?!
We will stick to one website but I am sure you will enjoy the projects and get ideas from them.
Martha Stewart Table Setting, this is really cute one is a chicken for little treats and one is a big fat hen for a floral arrangement. Hope you enjoy.
Egg Shell Votive, now this is just the cutest idea, but be very careful cause they will of course break easy cause of them being made out of egg shells.
Just hatched by hand, these are so cute, now on page two is the directions for these cute little items.
Pompom Bunnies, these are just adorable. I have to make some of these real soon.
Pompom animals, now this one will show you how to make chicks for the bunnies to hold and also the cutest lady bugs.
Chicky for baskets, these are so cute.
Ok this is it for now. Hopefully you find something you like. Stay tune for another Easter card tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping bye.
Angel Hugs

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Julie's Sketch Challenge

Love this sketch not sure about the card. Think it might be the colors I chose. Here is the sketch and what I came up with for the sketch. Here is Julie's blog so check it out.

Supplies needed

Cuttlebug folders of choice

Bunnie Buddies Stamp Set (retired SU)
Bashful blue, yoyo yellow and basic black card stock

Black ink pad
Markers and blender pen.
3 yellow brads
Large scalloped punch think it is a giga
Thanks for stopping bye!
Angel Hugs

Monday, March 3, 2008

In the Green Xyron Contest

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Win a FULL LINE of Xyron tools in their bright new colors plus $100.00. Contest ends March 31, 2008.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

I've been tagged

Miss Holly tagged me. I am suppose to tell you 7 random facts about me. Gosh that could be hard. Then I am to tag others. So lets get started.

1: I love to craft, stamping, scrapping, tole painting, quilting, paper piecing to name a few. I think I have dabbled in most all of the crafts out there but these are my favorites and what I stuck with.

2: I enjoy camping with my family. We still have a tent but someday I hope to own a camper so it isn't so hard on the body. It's rough getting old!

3: I live within blocks from my parents so I can visit them whenever I want and not have to travel far. I need to do this more often.

4: I have 2 sisters and 1 brother, all live within 10 miles of me. My brother is the furthest one and one sister lives a block from my parents and one within a mile.

5: I love the holidays, I grew up in a fantasy world, the house was always decorated for the holidays. Mom really got into them and did several rooms for each one.

6: Like Holly my hubby thinks my major 3 food groups is Chocolate, Chocolate and Chocolate. The richer it is the better I like it. And yes I could live on Chocolate!

7: I love Alan Jackson, all his songs are the best. Of course his good looks and nice body helps a lot too! "wink" "wink"

Now for the rules and who I am tagging.The rules: Link to your tagger and post these 3 rules on your blog. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here are the girls I will be tagging:








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Sunday, March 02, 2008

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Peter Cottontail Nosey Bunny

Peter is a nosey little bunny and about to fall in the Easter basket. See he has already booted out some of the eggs. Naughty little bunny. Here's hoping we all have a better bunny stopping bye our house delivering the goodies.
Also don't forget about CBC6 Chrissy's Belli challenge for the week. You have a day or two left to enter her contest. Check out Chrissy's blog here.

Supplies needed for this project:
Summer Sun, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Tempting Turquoise, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive and Pink Passion. All of these are run though embossing folders for texture except for the Old Olive one.
Punches needed is small oval punch, 1 1/4 circle punch, giga punch for basket and a grass punch
Small Piece of ribbon
1/4" pompom
1/4 sheet of Summer Sun embossed with embossing folder, glue to main card.
Punch out basket in Close to Cocoa. Now from here I just winged cutting out the handle so have no pattern for this. Just got lucky I guess.
With the WW punch out 2 small ovals and one 1 1/4 circle. Cut down your feet (ovals) some as otherwise his feet is a little to big. Chalk them in with pink for the bottom of his feet.
With PIP, TT and PP cut out from small oval punch. Now these you will have to shape into eggs. I just trimmed mine until I thought they looked like eggs. I have a small egg punch somewhere but he up and left me.
Then Punch out the grass with Old Olive. I did 3 of these and it takes about 2 1/2 of them to fit across the bottom of the card.
Follow the sample shown for the basket, bunny and eggs.
Then I stamped a saying on WW and mounted this to Old Olive and onto the upper part of the card. Depending on your saying your measurements will vary so I am not adding measurements for this.
Hope you enjoyed today's project. He is a blast to watch come alive as your making him. I will be making more of them, most likely in different colors for friends and family. Use your imagination and let it flow.
Angel Hugs

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Easter Stroll

This could of turned out better but it is good enough for now. Wanted to get one made for a so I had a sample anyway. This idea came from Susie B on SCS, such a cute idea I just had to make at least one.
Supplies needed:
Swirls cuttlebug folder
Ribbon narrow 1/8 in matching colors
Whisper White and So Saffron
Spring Gifts SU (retired)
Markers and Blender Pen
Oval Coluzzle

With the cuttlebug folder and So Saffron cs emboss card stock. Take the oval coluzzle and cut out oval. Do the same on the WW card stock with the coluzzle.
Lightly trace around the oval on the white card stock for placement of the image. Stamp image in black. Color in with markers and blender pen. With a matching marker make little dashed lines around like sample then erase the pencil marks.
Add the So Saffron to the front of the card then the ribbon on the side.
Hope you enjoyed the project.
Angel Hugs