Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Today was a beautiful day in West-central Wisconsin. The weather is perfect.

Here is what I created for the sketch challenge posted on Splitcoastampers. The base of the card is basic black, and the panel is purely pomegranate, the mat for the sentiments are elegant eggplant...all from SU! For the background I used the Weave backgrounder by SonLight Impressions from Cornish Heritage Farms. The butterfly stamp is by Whispers from Sugarloaf Products. The sentiment "it's your day" is from the All-Year Cheer II set from SU! and the circle is from the stamp set Circle of Friendship, again from SU!. To colored the image I used my primacolors and gamsol.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Color challenge 129

Tonight I finally got a chance to get down the basement and make some cards. The first one was inspired by Michelle Boyer (who's blog I faithfully read!) I made it for a lady that participates in the challenges on SCS, but has been diagnosed with I will send her this to let her know I am thinking of her and praying for her. Both cards use SU! cardstock...old olive, purely pomegranate, and pretty in pink. The stamp set I used was Autumn Leaves Flowers, SU! Fun Phrases, and Winged things. The ribbon is double-stitched pomegranate grosgrain from SU!. Each flower has a rhinestone in the center.

The second card card was for the technique lovers' challenge use versamark and emboss resist on the card. This was made from SU!'s Lovely as a Tree and Peaceful Wishes. The sentiment is SU!'s Small Script set. To make the "ticket" corners...since I don't own a ticket punch, I used a regular paper punch. I distressed the edge of the pretty in pink layer with a Heidi Swapp distressing tool.

Thanks for looking!

Weekend at the MN State Fair

So, I finally went to the MN State Fair for the first time in my life. I live about an hour straight east of the fairgrounds, but have never gone before. Sat. Ron (dh) worked at the USPS booth in the grandstand along with his sister, so my two kids and my niece and nephew hung out all afternoon there. It was SO crowded that it was difficult to really see anything, but we did eat foot long hot dogs, caramel popcorn, and ice cream. My niece and nephew raved about the fruit smoothies and the deep fried candy bar on a stick. The highlight of the day was my niece getting on the news-channel 9 at 6 p.m. She was sitting near the reporter and kinda just stuck her head into the view of the camera.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Delightful Autumn

The challenge this week for the Ways to Use it challenge on SCS was to make a Halloween or autumn card. I hate to admit it, but I have very little in the way of either one, so I had to improvise. The original image has a girl in the wagon...but I had the perfect pumpkin to stick in there instead. To get the girl out and the pumpkin in...I covered the girl with masking tape, inked up the stamp with Timber brown staz-on and then before I stamped it on my watercolor paper, I took the tape off. To get the pumpkin in, I already had a mask of the whole image, so I just folded the girl in the wagon down and then stamped that pumpkin. The pumpkin image is a clear stamp from CTMH Autumn Gifts set, so it made it real simple to line it up into the wagon. I colored the image with prismacolor pencils and then used gamsol. The sentiment is from SU!- Paint Prints set. Lastly, the patterned paper is Wild Asparagus. Thanks for looking...and have a delightful autumn.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Girly Snowflakes

I made this Christmas card using the sketch from the Splitcoaststamper's sketch challenge 138. The base of the card is SU! Regal Rose and the patterned paper is from Paper Salon. I used the rock and roll technique on the snowflakes....which are from the SU's Snowflake set. The large snowflake is popped up using dimensionals and the brad is a glittery one. I (of course) put stickles in several places all over the card. The ribbon is from Joann's and the oval punch and the sentiment (Small Script) are both SU!. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Wow...I am a blogger.

Well this is my first post to my blog devoted to all things related to rubber stamping and scrapbooking. Thanks for checking me out.

Soon, I will be consumed with making my sister's wedding invites. She is getting married on Oct. 19th and is having a reception on Oct. 20th. The invites should be pretty quick and easy to make. I used the textile folder and my Cuttlebug to make the background and rubbed my white SU! craft ink stamp pad on the raised portion. The card base is certainly celery and since I don't own a ticket corner punch I just used a regular hole punch at the corners. The saying is from SU!'s Noteworthy set...and I also used SU!'s oval punches. Lastly, I added white organza ribbon. Thanks for looking.