Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Evan's Card and Winners

It's been hectic in my house as always. My husband has a work potluck today and volunteered to make jambalaya for 40 people. Volunteered? Not himself of course, but his loving wife. He comes home yesterday with a 100 degree temperature and goes right to bed so somehow I juggle handling a fussy baby (he's mad at daddy for not playing with him) and making jambalaya. I somehow accomplished it but it didn't leave too much time last night for anything else but bed! I did make this card though for my cousin's sweet little boy who just turned 3. He loves cars like mad!

I used all CTMH products for this card and another sketch from Angel. I just cuttlebugged Indian Corn Blue cardstock and attached a layer of dp from CTMH's Rough and Tumble paper pack. The stamp is from Little Boys. Inside I just stamped Happy Birthday. Super easy, 10 minute card. That's all I have had time for so far this week. But I figure my husband owes me with the whole jambalaya thing so I will be cashing in and giving him baby duty so I have some time to stamp!

Now onto what people really came to the blog to see today. The winner! Well first, a little housekeeping and a vent. Last week's winner never contacted me. Doesn't appear to be a regular visitor with my site which is fine - part of blog candy is to get new people to come visit and say hi. But if you participate in blog candy, come back and see if you've won. I keep a little log with the date to check back if I'm not a subscriber to that blog and the blog address and visit to see if I've won or maybe one of my new blog mates has won.

The winner of the lovely gift certificate is Tanya from PaperFix. Please contact me and verify the email address to send your candy too. If I don't hear from Tanya by noon Friday I will pick a new name!

Be sure to check back on Friday when I will have another wonderful Heart Candy Giveaway and stay tuned because I will give away surprise RAKS and a Super Heart Candy Giveaway at my next milestone.

I hope that everyone has a fun and safe Halloween!

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Caprice Card

Wow, it's slow going with the challenges. I'm trying to work on Angel's challenges but I am so behind! I just didn't feel like stamping this weekend! I started working on some scrapbooking layouts so I feel good about that. This week I'm going to get my behind into gear because I have tons of Christmas projects in mind that I haven't even started yet!

This is an easy card using a sketch found on Angel's site. I used all CTMH products. The paper is Caprice and the colors I used are Chocolate and Crystal Blue. I think the stamps came from Floral Delights but I'm not sure. Anyway, very simple. I'll be sending this card as a RAK for some blog candy that I won. Speaking of blog candy don't forget to comment on my 100th post to win some fab heart candy! Pin It Now!

Friday, October 26, 2007

100th Post Heart Candy

My 100th Post! How exciting. First, I want to thank everyone for visiting my website and for leaving me such wonderful comments. You guys are one of the reasons I keep blogging. Also, I actually have subscribers. I randomly chose 10 subscribers and will be sending them a small RAK in appreciation. I will be contacting by email for your address.

To celebrate my 100th post, I am giving away a $20.00 gift certificate to Eclectic Paperie!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by Tuesday, midnight. I will use to choose a winner on Wednesday morning. Winner will receive the gift certificate in their email.

This is a RAK I received from DEE who won my blog candy. Thanks so much for the cute card!

This is a lovely surprise that I received from my friend Melissa. She sent me some wonderful metallic papers and some Hambo images. We are both librarians so she knew that I would enjoy the book images. Thank you Melissa! Pin It Now!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Have a Cool Yule...

I have had these Cat's Pajamas clear stamps for at least a month and finally decided to break them out to do a sketch from Angelosity.

I used shimmery white cardstock and some dp from my stash. This cute little penguin and sentiment is from Cat's Pajamas. I added some red stickles to the candycane for some more shimmer. I used my spellbinder dies for the circle and scallop circle. I really like this card, super simple and fast to make but too cute at the same time!
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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

98th POST!

So this is my 98th post! On Friday, I will be posting an extra special Heart Candy to celebrate my 100th post! So be sure to check back on Friday. Now onto today's winner - #29 laurat99. Please email me with your mailing address! To last week's winner, it has been so hectic I have not gone to the post office but will be going tomorrow for sure. The baby has to have the other half of his flu shot and it's right next door to the PO! Very convenient for me!

I really enjoyed everyone's comments some had time to stamp and others are busy and bogged down with annoying things like cooking and housework.

I made these two very cute projects in a stamp camp last week. The little hat is genius. You cut a piece of dp with your coluzzle and then cut that half. Fold the paper over into a shape of a cone and use a piece of sticky tape to keep it closed. Then you stick the hat over a peanut butter cup (use adhesive so that it sticks to the hat). Punch a scalloped circle out of black cardstock and adhere to the bottom of your candy. Decorate with ribbon and you have the cutest little witches hat. Wouldn't that be cute on a colleague's desk?

The glitter circles are punched and then you use a smooth tape like packing tape and smoosh it into glitter and voila you've got glitter circles! The bodies of the spiders are the big glue dots smooshed into glitter and stretched out to make the spider bodies. All stamps and supplies are SU.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Boo to You!

Here is a card that I made to send to some friends this Halloween. I'm planning on including a picture of my little guy in his costume. He's going to be a honey pot. My dad works at Disneyland so discount equals Disney costumes on the cheap! Anyway, I used my MFT stamp set Fright Night and some K&Company paper that I won in blog candy.

I finally got to use my bat Martha Stewart punch. I colored in the little guys with my copics. I think it's a little busy but still cute! Remember, this is the last day to enter for blog candy. I'm approaching 100 posts so I plan on giving away something extra special for my next heart candy! Pin It Now!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Easy Card

Here is a cute and very easy card using Stampin' Up's Zoofari stamp set. It would make a very cute "kid" card.

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Friday, October 19, 2007

Heart Candy Revisited

Well....I have been a very bad blogger. I have had absolutely no time whatsoever to create this week. I spent all of last night at a car dealership. My husband bought a used car for his daughter and so I didn't get home until 10 so no new cards. Then tonight, I'm going to see one of my huband's colleagues in a jazz band. But I promise this weekend, I will be a creating fool! Cuz I'm so behind in sketch challenges, scrapbooking and more! So this week's candy will be the acrylix stamp set All My Love. I have a second copy of it to give away. So if you didn't win it last time now's your chance. To win, tell me if you've been creating and if you haven't what's gotten in the way or tell me what fun thing you're doing this weekend! Or just tell me and everyone else something funny, a joke whatever...I love reading everyone's comments. Ya'll have personality! As always, will pick the winner on Wednesday.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

And the Heart Candy goes to...

Splashryan! Contact me with your info so I can get your stamp set out to you! Do you remember when they couldn't say "and the winner is" at the Oscars because they were afraid of offending some shallow actor's feelings? Anyway, it's a gorgeous Wednesday here in sunny California. I hope that the weather's nice where you all are!

Be sure to check back on Friday for a chance to win more candy! Pin It Now!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


a card. I've just been so tired lately. I think it's the change in the cold weather. The colder nights make the bed feel so good. I really hadn't been too much in the mood to create. Plus my stamp corner was a disaster. It's still not totally clean but I can work in it.

This card was based on a sketch found on Angel's website. I used all CTMH products. I used Charm Lowercase alphabet and I think the giraffe came from Sweet Celebrations. The background paper is discontinued but I think it's perfect for a baby card.
I'll be back later this morning with the winner of Friday's Heart Candy~
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Friday, October 12, 2007

Who wants to win...

some Heart Candy? I have a very cool CTMH acrylix stamp set called Rustic Flowers to give away. To win, just leave a comment on this post by Tuesday, October 16 and I will have pick a winner on Wednesday morning. Remember to check back and see if you've won!

I decided to do some sketch challenges. Well, I got one done at least. Angel at Angelosity is having some sketch challenges to celebrate her birthday and maybe win some blog candy.

This is a 3x6 card and I used my Gina K Make A Wish stamp set. The original sketch had staples instead of the ribbon. I'm not sure if I really like this but it's something a little bit different. I colored in with my copics and I used faux stitching with my SU stamp set All in a Row. Pin It Now!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Bella Thursday

I am having lunch with friends on Saturday to celebrate a friend's birthday so I decided to use one of my neglected Bellas to make her a card.

I think she's called Giftabella. I paper pieced her pants. I don't know the name of the paper it's scraps from my stash but the cool part is that the paper is double sided so it was easy to match. The hardware is from WER Memory Keepers. The paper flower is CTMH and was colored in using a baby blue Copic marker. I just noticed that her shoes aren't colored in on this one. I made two of these cards and I guess I took a picture of the one that wasn't completely done. Oh well...
And this is Merrybella. I really think she's super cute. I colored her in using copics and I put stickles on the star and ornaments. The brads are CTMH and the paper is from Remininsce. I hope you like my Bellas! Pin It Now!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Come on Down!

#30 Angel Wilde from Angelosity you are the winner of Heart Candy! Please email me with your address so that I can send your prize out to you. Don't forget more Heart Candy on friday.

I've had this terrible sinus infection for the last couple of days and have just gone to bed early so I have not been stamping. But I'm feeling a bit better so I hope to post some new creations tomorrow! Thank you all for continuing to visit my blog and leaving such kind comments. I really appreciate it! I have blogs I visit regularly and I love them because they update them fairly frequently which is what I've tried to do with this blog so I just wanted to let you know that I'll be back to creating starting tomorrow! I hope that everyone is enjoying "hump day", the weekend can't come soon enough I know! Pin It Now!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Have you tried digital?

I decided to try the digital kits that were available for download for World Card Making Day. You can find the kits here.
Here are a few things that I made with one of the kits.

This first one, I used the Beate's weekend sketch.

Can you believe that aside from cardstock and a few embellishments, everything came from the digital kit. For directions on how to try digital be sure to read Nicole from Paper Trey Ink's blog.

Apple picking was great fun! The empire apples were delicious - there is something about eating apples straight off the tree that can't be beat.

Here's my hambone. I think his expression says it all! Have a great week.

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Friday, October 5, 2007


Wow, it seems like this week would never end but at last it's Friday. Today's Heart Candy is a CTMH acrylix stamp set called All My love.

To win, just leave a comment on this post. Be sure to check back next Wednesday to see if you're a winner. If I don't hear from the winner by Saturday then I will re-pick on Sunday. So this weekend I'm going apple picking on Saturday. It's a good thing my husband has an excursion because it will be us as well as the baby, his two kids, my mom and my sister. My mom has never been apple picking so I hope she has a good time. So because of that I won't be able to enjoy all of the fun World Card Making Day festivities that will be going on...You all let me know what I missed!

I'm starting to think a little more seriously about Christmas cards. Here is a quick and easy card using new CTMH products. I stamped the reindeer from Designer Christmas onto Poison Ivory cardstock. It's this shimmery ivory. I don't think the shimmer shows up well but it's super pretty in person. The Paper is called Everlasting. The sentiment is from a CTMH Christmas words set. I think it's very simple and elegant.

Happy weekend everyone!

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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Birthday Gift Set

My stepdaughter asked me to make a small gift for her to give a school friend. Here is what I came up with.

I used Paper Trey Ink's Halloween stamp set and my Kaleidacolor stamp pad. I can't take credit for making candles with this stamp. I saw it on the Paper Trey Ink Blog. I think it came out cute!

Thanks for checking it out! Don't forget more heart candy tomorrow!

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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

This week's winner....

is #4 Patty Jo! Congrats...please email me your snail mail (I might have it somewhere but just in case..). Be sure to check back on Friday for more Heart Candy.

I've been so lazy lately, I actually have some finished projects but just haven't had the energy to photograph them but I will tonight so I can get back to posting some creations. Thanks for checking in! Pin It Now!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Another File Folder Card

Here is another file folder card. I used my coluzzle and my stamps from Paper Trey Ink.The ribbon is from the dollar spot at Target. I still haven't heard from my snap stamps winner! So hopefully, I will hear from her soon!
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