Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Color Challenge 320

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Hope your all having a great day so far!
Yesterday, I took a break from stamping/blogging. It was a very stormy & rainy day here with heavy rains even tornado's south of us. My heart goes out to the people of Arkansas who are dealing with such devestation from those same storms we dealt with. We are in for more storms & rain tonight something we really do NOT need! Many roads flooded & closed around Missouri. Thankfully, all is well here at my place but not everyone has been that lucky.

Since the sun is shining, the first in quite a few days....I decided I needed to get to my stamp room to work on the Color Challenge plus i've been working on a few cards for a card order and in between doing some Christmas stuff. It helps to make my days go faster! :)

Today is Color Challenge day over at SCS and the colors are:
Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze and Certainly Celery.
I used another stamp set off my shelf called Always In My Thoughts. It is set #64.



Color Challenge 320 Card:

Stamps: Always In My Thoughts (set #64), Fine Lace Background
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers, Certainly Celery
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue, PTI White
Accessories: Rectangle & Rectangle Scallop Nestibilities, SU Eyelet Border Punch, Certainly Celery Grosgrain, Glue Dot, Scor Tape


I did not add alot of layers or bulk to this. I'm trying to change that because of mailing issues. I hate a flat card but because of the cost i'm gonna try to change that....if I can! LOL

Ok, that's all for me for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!
~Wendy

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Kelsey & Shawn's Easter Treats

Hello again & Happy Easter!

Below is the treats I made for Kelsey & Shawn for Easter.
The first picture is what I started out with then altered it and filled it with candy!








Easter Treat Cans:

Stamps: Stampendous Pail Topper, We R Memory Keepers Bunny Tag
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, White, SU Pretty in Pink 12 X 12 Stack DSP
Marina Mist, White, SU Marina Mist 12 X 12 Stack DSP
Accessories: Martha Stewart Border Punch, White Sheer Ribbon, Pretty in Pink & Marina Mist Grosgrains, Pearl Brad, Scor Tape


Kelsey's Easter Treat:

Stamps: Rubber Stampede Bunny, Stampendous Easter Bunny & Egg
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, White, DSP from Moxxie
Accessories: Clear Party Favor from Bo Bunny, Ribbon from stash, Pearl Brad, Circle & Circle Scallop Nestibilities, Egg Shaped Nestibilities, Kaiser White Pearls, Scor Tape


Well, we're having some thunderstorms roll thru so i'm gonna close this out and go get my ark! LOL We've had so much rain in the last few days, it's been crazy but hopefully spring showers will bring those May flowers! :)

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!
~Wendy

Our Creative Corner Challenge

Hello & Happy Sunday!

As your well aware of, I was having camera issues this week so hubby ran out to Walmart last night and got me a new camera for Easter! He knows I use my camera for lots of things and was kinda lost without it the last few days. Thank you, Buppie!! :)

So, this morning I got my pictures retaken of my easel card that Vicki from over at the Our Creative Corner Blog challenged us to make. I made an easel card way back when they first came out on the scene but it did not come out right so today was interesting to me on how easy they really are! I loved this challenge and i'm sure down the road you will see me make more of them now that I know how! Thanks Vicki!! :)



Bear with me on the camera issue. I don't take well to new things so a new camera will certainly be another learning process for me! LOL


Our Creative Corner Challenge~Easel Card:

Stamps: Thanks for Caring (set #63)
Ink: Always Artichoke
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze, PTI Vanilla, Springtime Vintage DSP
Accessories: Circle & Circle Scallop Nestibilities, Martha Stewart Doily Punch, Antique Brad, SU Victoria Lace Ribbon, Kaiser Vanilla Pearls, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Scor Tape


Also i'd like to pass along a happy birthday wish to my friend here in Missouri, Vicki Burdick! Hope you have a great day!! :)

Well, that's all for now!
Gotta go get my potatoes peeled and a cookin for supper. The ham's smelling really good!
I'll be back later to share Shawn & Kelsey's Easter Treats I made them so stay tuned!

Have a wonderful day!
~Wendy

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Treats

Hello & Happy Saturday!

I had a card all ready to go for my update tonight but my very old camera took some crappy pictures so I opted to wait until tomorrow when I get a better camera to retake the pictures and post it. In the mean time, i'll share these cute little treats I made and sent back home for Easter. I'm always picking up candy for almost all holidays so I took these peanut butter eggs & marshmellow eggs, placed them in a small SU cello bag and decorated a topper for them.





I also used another set off my shelf called Spring Gifts. It is set #62 in my quest to see that all my stamps see ink in 2011.


Easter Treats:

Stamps: Stampendous Easter Bunny & Egg, Spring Gifts (set #62)
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Lavender Lace, Barely Banana, Pretty in Pink, Various DSP
Accessories: Oval & Oval Scallop Nestibilities, SU Top Note Die, Egg Shaped Nestibilities, Various Ribbon, Hot Glue,Dimensionals, Scor Tape, Stapler, Sm. Cello Bags


I love making these and I hope you like them!

So, that's all for me for tonight!
I'll be back tomorrow!
Thanks for stopping by & have a blessed Easter!
~Wendy

Friday, April 22, 2011

Free 4 All Challenge 61 & Jen's Challenge #2

Hello again!

I've been trying to get today's challenge upload over at SCS but I think their having some issues today. So, i'll get my blog started.

Today's Free 4 All Challenge #61 over at SCS is to use your orange on your project and since my friend back home, Jen Nevil and I have been doing some challenges between us it all worked out perfectly! I made a bag topped that works for both challenges. I used Pumpkin Pie as my orange for the Free 4 All #61 and then I used the Poppy stamp from the Punch Bunch set that was the challenge between Jen & I. Her card can be seen here.

This is also set #61 on my quest to see that all my stamps see ink in 2011.
Hope you like!!



Free 4 All Challenge #61 & Jen's Challenge #2:

Stamps: Punch Bunch SAB'11 (set #61)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, PTI White, Greenhouse Gala DSP
Accessories: Circle & Circle Scallop Nestibilities, Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Kaiser Yellow Pearls, Dimensionals, Scor Tape


Well, that's all for me today!
Thanks again for stopping by & have a great day!
~Wendy

Ways To Use It Challenge 319

Hello & Happy Friday!

Well, yesterday I had every intention of posting my card for the Ways to Use It Challenge 319 but my camera died on me. So this morning I dug out my old one and got to work on taking pictures to catch up.

The Ways to Use It Challenge was themed "Ovalicious". We could use ovals or egg shaped Nestibilities for our cards. I fought tooth & nail to win a set of these egg nesties on Ebay a few months ago so I thought what a perfect excuse to use them! I made Kels & Shawn each alittle something for Easter which I will share on Easter Sunday so this card goes along with Shawn's little treat.


I also used set # 60 on my quest to see that all my sets see ink in 2011. This little cutie is called Chocolate Bunny and I think he's adorable!


Ways to Use It Challenge 319- Ovalicious Card:

Stamps: Chocolate Bunny
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Marina Mist, White, Marina Mist DSP
Accessories: Egg Shaped Nestibilities, Sheer White Ribbon, Pearl Brad, Marina Mist Grosgrain, Scor Tape

Well, that's all for now!
I will be back shortly to upload my project for today!

Thanks for stopping by!
~Wendy

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sketch Challenge 329

Hello & Happy Wednesday!!

Hope your all having a great day so far! I'm happy because tonight is American Idol nite!! :)

Today is Sketch Challenge day over at SCS. Below is the layout & my samples.




I did 2 cards for Father's Day. The first one is done with the Noble Deer set from SU. I do not have the set but had a few images in my image box that Deb left me stamp off. The second card is also a SU set but I do not remember the name. It too is one of Deb's sets. I guess maybe I should have called her to inquire about it! LOL


Sketch Challenge 329 Dad Card:

Stamps: Noble Deer. sentiment from Art Impresssions
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: PTI White, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: SU Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Corner Punch, Chocolate 5/8 Grosgrain, Chocolate Corduroy Buttons, Dimensionals, Scor Tape


Sketch Challenge 329 Happy Dad's Day Card:

Stamps: SU but name unknown
Ink: Pacific Point
Cardstock: PTI White, Pacific Point
Accessories: SU Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Star Embossing Folder, Circle & Circle Scallop Nestibilities, Silver Brads, Dimensionals, Scor Tape


If anyone out there knows the name of my stamp set used on the 2nd card please let me know so I can change my recipe.


Well, time to go get supper started.
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!!
~Wendy

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Color Challenge 319

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Today is Color Challenge day over at SCS and the colors are:
Concord Crush, Crumb Cake/Kraft & Vanilla.

Since I do not have Concord Crush I substituted it with Elegant Eggplant. I love these colors, very rich & elegant!




This is the first time I pulled this set off my shelf. It is from SellABration this year. It is called Bliss and it is #59 on my list of sets used in 2011.


Color Challenge 319 Card:

Stamps: Bliss SAB'11 (set #59)
Ink: Crumb Cake/Kraft, Elegant Eggplant
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Crumb Cake/Kraft, Vanilla
Accessories: SU Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Circle & Circle Scallop Nestibilities, Elegant Eggplant Grosgrain, Kaiser Vanilla Pearls, Glue Dot, Dimensionals, Scor Tape

I love, love, love this!

Well, that's all for me today!
I have a few things I need to get done so i'd better get started!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!
~Wendy

Monday, April 18, 2011

Mojo Monday Sketch 187

Hello & Happy Monday!

Tonight I decided to play along with the Mojo Monday Sketches since I haven't played in awhile.
Below is the layout & my samples....







Mojo Monday Sketch 187 Card:

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Sentiment from More Great Greetings
Ink: Regal Rose, Memento Black
Cardstock: PTI White, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Georgia Peach DSP
Accessories: Circle Nestibilities, Martha Stewart Border Punch, SU Sm & Lg Tag Punches, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Kaiser White Pearls, Regal Rose 5/8 Grosgrain, Scor Tape


Hope you like!
Well, that's all for me tonight! I'm off to bed.

Thanks for stopping by!
~Wendy

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Our Creative Corner Challenge

Hello & Happy Saturday!

Hope your all enjoying a nice weekend.
Hubby is out cleaning up Winky for a car show tomorrow here in Joplin he wants to attend and i'm doing some laundry while trying to figure out something to make with the spare ribs for supper! LOL Sometimes ya just run out of idea's!

Anyways, I got my project ready for today's Our Creative Corner Blog. Vicki is the hostess this week and she challenged us to make a 3D Easter Project. Absolutely no cards! I really wasn't into making a basket of any kind because I have so many baskets & clear pails in my stamp room from over the years that I have made the kids and once the candy is gone they hand it back to mom. I looked thru some of what I have stashed and found these adorable little containers that I purchased after Christmas offline. Bo Bunny makes these. Take a look at what they look like before you alter them.



So, I thought, WOW, I could fill these with some Easter M&M candies and decorate the package for each of the kids this year for Easter and maybe add some money to the backside of it or even attach a small card. The idea's could be endless!
So, here is my finished 3D Easter project....




Really hard to take a photo of these because the lights reflect off of them but you get the general idea. WooHoo! I'm likin' this a whole bunch that I have to go make more! :)



Our Creative Corner Challenge Project:

Stamps: Bunny from Rubber Stampede
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Almost Amethyst, Pink Pirouette, PTI White, DSP from Moxxie
Accessories: Circle & Circle Scallop Nestibilities, Martha Stewart Doily Border Punch, Pink Pirouette Grosgrain, Pearl Brad, Kaiser White Pearls, Scor Tape


That's all for me today!
Thanks for hoppin' by & have a great day!
~Wendy

Friday, April 15, 2011

Free 4 All Challenge 60

Hello & Happy TGIF!!!

Yippeee Skippy, the weekend is here! :)
Hope your all having a great day so far!

I had a bit of a rough start from lack of sleep last nite. We had some very loud & severe storms blow thru here until after midnight. One crack of thunder sound like it hit right outside my bedroom window and I think I jumped thru the ceiling, it scared me that bad! Goodness, the storms out here are wicked compared to back home!

Anyways, I found sometime after balancing the checkbook today to sneak off and do today's Free 4 All Challenge 60. We were to use a piece of furniture and a something that had been neglected. Hummm, that is one challenge that really made me think!

I knew I had recently got the set from the SU Catty called Have A Seat and remembered I had some notebook that I picked up at Micheal's with chairs inside. I used my Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder as my neglected item. I remember I had to have that folder when it came out and I hardly ever used it. It all came together and i'm quite happy with it except for my picture. It's very rainy, cool & just dreary here today, sorry!

Have A Seat is also set #57 in my quest to see that all my sets see ink in 2011. I have about 200 more to go! LOL



Free 4 All Challenge 60:

Stamps: Have A Seat (set #57), Sentiment from PTI
Ink: Really Rust, Night of Navy
Cardstock: Really Rust, Night of Navy, White, Basic Grey Boxer DSP
Accessories: Martha Stewart Border Punch, SU Top Note Die,Cuttlebug w/Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder, Night of Navy Organdy Ribbon, Pearl Brad, Gold Brads, Oval & Oval Scalloped Nestibilities, Dimensionals, Scor Tape


Well, that's all for me today!
Off to get my Polish Lasanga made for supper!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!
~Wendy

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ways To Use It Challenge 318

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Up and at'em bright & early today and in a much better mood! :)
Made hubby breakfast and sent him on his way then it was time to head to my stamp table.
Today's Ways To Use It Challenge was themed "Hey People". We are to use people, whether it be adult, child or just a face. So, I looked thru all my sets for about 20 minutes looking for a certain set but I must have sold it at last year's yard sale because I could not find it. I found another adorable little set on my shelf that needed some love. This is set #57 in my quest to see that all my sets see ink in 2011. The set is called Ahoy Matey!





Ways To Use It Challenge 318 Card:

Stamps: Ahoy Matey (set #57), Sentiment from AMuse, Matey's Map Jumbo Wheel
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Creamy Caramel, Real Red, Cool Caribbean, PTI White
Accessories: SU Top Note Die, Cuttlebug's Mesh Dots Embossing Folder, Jumbo Wheel Holder, Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Scor Tape


This was alot of coloring but I love, love, love the outcome!
Hope you do too! :)


Well, that's all for me today!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!
~Wendy

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sketch Challenge 328

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Hope your all having a great day so far! I'm having a hard time getting it together today. Just did not wanna get out of my bed this morning and my day is just dragging. My thoughts have been all over the place too today. So much Graham news today I just couldn't help but think about home. Yea, it's been one of those days!

Once, I finally pulled myself together I headed off to my stamp table to do today's Sketch Challenge. I love to do them and it's probably my most favorite challenge! I seen on my paper rack this piece of DSP from Moxxie and my thoughts went straight to my Extreme Snowboard stamp. The rest is history! LOL






Sketch Challenge 328 Card:

Stamps: Extreme Snowboard (set #55), Afterthoughts (set #56)
Ink: Brocade Blue, Memento Black
Cardstock: Real Red, Brocade Blue, PTI White, DSP from Moxxie
Accessories: Circle Nestibilities, EK Success Wavy Border Punch, Silver Brads, Dimensionals, Scor Tape


Another card made for my card rack! :)

Ok, that's all for me for today!
Off to get my supper started and watch American Idol later!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!
~Wendy

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Color Challenge 318

Hello & Happy Tuesday, friends!

Today is Color Challenge day over at SCS and the colors are:
So Saffron, Pretty in Pink & Pear Pizzazz. Again, I do not have Pear Pizzazz so I substituted it with Certainly Celery. I also used another set off my shelf called Watercolor Trio. It is set #54 in my quest to see that all my stamp sets see ink in 2011.






Color Challenge 318 Card:

Stamps: Watercolor Trio (set #54)
Ink: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink & So Saffron SU Markers, Memento Black
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, SU Whisper White
Accessories: SU Tulip Embossing Folder, SU Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Label 4 Nestibilities, Gold Butterfly Brad, Kaiser White Pearls, Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dots, Stamp A Ma Jig, Dimensionals, Scor Tape


I hope you like it!

Well, that's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!!
~Wendy

Monday, April 11, 2011

Easter Door Hanger

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope your week is off to a good start!

Yesterday, Shawn & I went off on a field trip like I had mentioned. It was a very warm & humid day and thunderstorms were on our doorstep. We went to West Mineral, Kansas, to see a local tourist attraction & museum called Big Brutus. Big Brutus was an old piece of equipment used many years ago for coal mining in Kansas. It stands 16 stories high or 160 feet from the ground. Very interesting thing to see!! Here is a link if your interested in more:
Big Brutus

I made sure I took lots of pics to scrapbook this one day!
We had a good time! Below are 2 pictures...check'em out!




So, today i'm catching up on some things around the house. I was gonna go stamp today until my friend, Amy, from back home called and we chit chatted about 2 hours! Then I lost my creative thought! LOL I do, however, have my Easter Door Hanger to share. I finished it up last week but had not posted it yet.
Take a look..




I really like the pastel colors on this and Kelsey just adores it! LOL I'm surprised I haven't found it hanging on her bedroom door yet! Haha!


Easter Door Knob Hanger:

Stamps: Well Scripted
Ink: Memento Black
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, PTI White, DSP from Moxxie
Accessories: Unknown Easter Embellishments, Prima Flowers, Kaiser White Pearls, Pink Pirouette Grosgrain, Pearl Brad, Mono Multi Liquid, Dimensionals, Hot Glue


Hope you like it as much as we do!
Can you believe Easter will be here in less than 2 weeks?
Time really is flying!


Well folks, that's all for me today!
Kelsey is off for an exam this evening then home to watch the Cake Boss!
I love that show!

Thanks for stopping by & have a marvelous Monday!!
~Wendy

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Peaceful Swans

Good Morning & Happy Sunday!

Can't believe i'm awake already after only going to bed at 2am! We stayed up way late watching repeat shows of last years, Deadliest Catch. It was really sad but i'm excited for the new season to start this week!

Anyways, a few weeks ago one of my friends from back home sent me an envelope full of stamped images that we are gonna make into cards and share on our blogs. We did this a few years ago and decided to start it again. It's always fun to see what the other person comes up with!
Below are my card samples and Jen's can be see over on her blog: Jetstudio Designs.





The set we have used today is called Peaceful Swans by Sweet N Sassy Stamps. I really like this set with all the different swan images and sentiments! So pretty!



Peaceful Swans Sympathy Card:

Stamps: Peaceful Swans, Sentiment inside unknown
Ink: Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Tempt. Turq, White, Tempt. Turq. Prints DSP
Accessories: Oval & Oval Scallop Nestibilities, SU Tulips Embossing Folder, SU Scallop Trim Border Punch, White Sheer Ribbon, Kaiser White Pearls. Dimensionals, Scor Tape


Hope you like!

Well, that's all for me!
I can't decide if I should go back to bed for a bit longer or go get everyone up for a field trip today! Shawn was talking of going about an hour from here to see something but i'm kinda leary on it with bad storms coming today. That always makes me nervous living in tornado alley!
Well, whatever I decide you'll hear about it tomorrow! LOL
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day! :)
~Wendy