Wednesday, January 27, 2010

2sketch4you sketch challenge

Celebrating the birth of a foal......made this card for a friend who's daughter's horse is having a baby. Thanks for another fun sketch, 2sketch4you! Since my day is so very full, I don't have time to write much....maybe I will come back later and tell you all about he card.

Mojo Monday Challenge.....

Running so far behind this morning......so just a picture of my card and link to the challenge. Maybe I will have time to come back later and do some more writing. This card was made for a friend who's horse is having a baby. Teresa, I know how you love a round card--great sketch!!!

My Last Week......


Well, this is my last week as guest designer for the Color Throwdown Challenge. It has been so much fun creating along side these super talented women. What a honor it has been. So here is what I came up with for this weeks color combo: Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, and Elegant Eggplant. I decided to make my card using the Top Note Die--I cut out two of them, scored one across the top so that it would open easily, glued the two pieces together and there you have a Top Note shaped card. My background is some Baja Breeze DP that I still had in my stash. I cut along the edge so that it would fit on the base, creating a layer. I then stamped flourishes using Elegant Eggplant ink with stamps from Stampin Up's Priceless set. My flower was created using ribbon pieces cut about an inch long--I folded then and help them in place with a glue dot and then I attached them to the cirlce I stamped and then punched out (the stamp was also from the Priceless set) The center of the flower is a Baja Breeze Corduroy button. The leaves are punched out with the MS fern punch and of course they are punched out using Certainly Celery. The sentiment is stamped in Elegant Eggplant and then punched out using the small oval punch and then layer on matching card stock--the sentiment is from the SU set Small Script. Thanks for stopping by and having a look. I will miss being on the design team as a guest but you will still find my creations there......just look for debhorst in the Mr. Linky list.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

2 more challenges packed into one!!

Today my card was truely inspired by Stacey's card for the Color Throwdown challenge. I just recieved this stamp set from Stampin Up this week and I just loved her card so much that I had to get mine inked up. In honor of her inspiration I am using her Curtain Call Color Challenge and the sketch that she used from The Pink Elephant Challenge. I also just had to use my new embosslit again--love that thing--my hand just keeps reaching out and grabbing it today!! Thanks for stopping by and having a look!! It is cold and icy outside--spring can't come soon enough!!

CC254 challenge & OCC challenge


I created this card for this weeks color challenge over at SCS and for the sketch challenge give by Our Creative Corner. I just love how this card turned out. My new embosslit from StampinUp is what I used to create the butterflies. It makes the cutest little butterflies and the bigger one is fantastic also with some flourishes on the wings!! I am going to have so much fun with this new toy!! The color combo from SCS was to use Bashful Blue, Ruby Red, and Soft Suede--get combo!! I punched out a trio of circles--stamped them in Soft Suede, punched out using my 1 1/4 circle punch, layered that on a 1 3/8 circle out of Ruby Red, glued on my butterflies and bent up their wings, added my sentiment and then tied my ribbon. Thanks for stopping by and have a look see.....happy stamping!!

ColourQ and 2sketch4you challenges



I decided to play along with the sketch challenge from 2sketch4you and the colourQ challenge. I must say that this week has been hard to get the stamping done that I like--thus the combining for these two challenges. I hope next week is not a crazy and I can play along with all the challenges that I love. I used the scrapes (that are dwindling very quickly) of my Razzleberry Lemonade DP pack--glued my squares to Bravo Burgundy and then cut it out with my Top Note Die from Stampin Up!--used my new embosslit to cut/emboss my butterflies and then glued them on at the center so that I could bend up their wings--added the Pumpkin Pie ribbon to finish off the sketch and corner rounded two of the corners just for something different. Check out the fun and play along!!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

It is Color Throwdown Time again.....

It is time once again for the Color Throwdown Challenge!! Come on over and play along--we got great colors this week!! Just think of all the beautiful creations you can make using these colors!
I tried out this new little technique using a slot punch and ribbon.....love it!! I will be back after my club with alittle tutorial....just don't want to ruin what I have planned for them. Anyway I used a retired stamp set from Stampin Up for my flower....one of those I just have never been able to part with, and a brand new stamp set from Stampin Up's Sale-A-Bration catalog.....isn't that sentiments just the sweetest!! My base card is So Saffron and I layered my main image panel with Melon Mambo with a Old Olive wainscoating at the bottom. Inking my flower was fun--I used my So Saffron maker and then a paint brush and some Melon Mambo re-inker ink to "touch" up the edges....LOVE how this turned out!! What do you think??

Well, bye-bye for now.....Happy Wednesday everyone!!

Mojo Monday Sketch #122/WashingtonDC trip

I missed out on doing my sketch yesterday because we were in Washington DC with our kids. B
elow you will see some photos of our little excursion.So here you have my card for this week's sketch. I decided to use the
Delightful and Delicious set from VERVE--I just thought this DP and sketch
called for this set. I did alittle stitching and cut our that dainty little cup--used my Nessties Label set instead of an oval (hope that is okay)--added some brads and ribbon to finish it off. The DP, cardstock, brads, ribbon, and ink are all from Stampin Up.








Now on to some photos of our day out:

Since the kids were out of school yesterday we decided to take a trip to DC. We drove Vienna and took the subway into the city. We went up the Washington Monument (so glad we had our tickets ahead of time--they sold out by 1:00), toured several of the Simthosians, spent some time in the Old Post Office (including going up the clock tower and checking out the bell room) and did alot of walking!! (got my exercise for the day!!)






It was super duper windy as we waiting in line for the Washington Monument.

Monday, January 18, 2010

I am so thrilled.....

This card got chosen to be part of the Fab 5 over at 2sketch4you!! I am so excited--what an honor!! Thanks, ladies!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Sketch Site....for me anyway!

I found a new sketch site: Card Positions Systems
I decided I would play along. This sketch is actually very similar to the one that Splitcoast Stampers had this week and I could have just used that card but I decided to make my Brother-In-Laws birthday card using this sketch--plus I love a square card!! I used some retired dp from Stampin Up that coordinates perfectly with this embosslite die. My leaves are chipboard that I colored with my Stampin Up markers. I did alittle stitching and added some Choc. Chip brads for alittle embellishment. My sentiment comes from the set Small Script from Stampin Up. Thanks for looking and have a great day!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Color Throwdown Challenge--week 2 of being guest designer


Here is the card that I made for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge.
Here are 2 other cards that I made for this color combo--I couldn't decide which card to send in so I just let my daughter pick her favorite to send as my sample and then posted all 3 of them here.

2sketch4you sketch challenge

Today my card satisfies two challenges: SCS color combo Challenge(Pretty In Pink, Rich Razzleberry, and Choc. Chip) as well as the sketch challenge from 2sketch4you.

I used Very Vanilla as my base then layered Rich Razzleberry and Pretty in Pink after I embossed it. My main image panel was cut out using my Nessties/CB and attached using 3D glue dots. The sentiment is new from StampinUp! and was stamped using Rich Razzleberry inkMy flowers are StampinUp!'s felt flowers--I layered them and connected them with a Choc. Chip mini brad. The greenery was punched out using the MS Fern Punch.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch #121


Here is my card for this week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. I went with a color combo (Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green and Brocade Blue) that I have never used--I decided on it based on the mess that was spread out on my work space and some ribbon that I wanted to use--got my card all done and realized I didn't even use the ribbon!! Oh well, I have got to go get some housework done before the kids come home from school so this will just have to do for now!! This card also qualifies to today's cut it out challenge over at SCS. So I guess I am killing two birds with one stone!! Gotta run......Happy Stampin!!

Verve Release and Free Digi

This is the card that I made with the new Digi stamp from Verve. I used one of my pre-embossed card from Micheal's. I layered my main image on Pink Passion and Basic Black. I embellished the main image with clear and black gemstones. The heart was cut out and sponged with Pink Passion. Keep scrolling down and you will find my 5 entries for the Verve Release challenges--there are 5 of them and each one was alot of fun to create. Come on over and play along.
For this challenge we were to use any shape card as long as it was not an A2 card--I used my nessties and made my round with scallops. Works perfect for this Wreath from Verve.
Here is my 3-D goodie holder--I decided to use a sheer bag that I got some Christmas goodies in. Since it is red, I figured it would work perfectly for some Valentines goodies. I cut out the center heart and then glued the white cardstock with the digi image on it to some Rose Red DP and then cut both layers out--sponged the edges with Basic Gray--added some smokey gemstones--tied it on the little bag with some black hemp.
For this challenge we were to use chip board--I colored my black with my Stampin Up markers and used the digi image once again. My center heart is cut our and coated with Dazzlin Diamonds glitter.
This card follows the sketch challenge that Teresa Kline hosted. I used Very Vanilla, Choc. Chip and Rose Red. The stamps are from the Verve sets--Thankful Accents and Thankful Hearts. I won them last month--yippee!! I will say cutting out those tiny hearts was quite the job!!
This entry was for the color challenge: turquoise, gray and black. I love these colors together!! I used Bermuda Bay from Stampin Up! for my turquoise, as well as their DP, Basic Black and Basic Gray. I did alot of sponging on this card and then added some black pearls, ribbon, and black hemp for my embellishments.
Thanks for looking--I know this post had alot of photos!! I hope you enjoyed my creations!!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Let's Scrap Challenge



This is a page layout that I made for the Let's Scrap Layout Challenge. I have enjoy getting this bit of inspiration each week. It is a great place to get layout ideas, see the work of other scrappers and you can if win prizes. Check them out and join the fun!! I used my camping stamp set from Stampin Up and then cut out the images. I also did some stitching--this is the first time I have stitched in my memory albums--I like it. The pages are alittle big, so it takes some careful maneuvering. I didn't have any snow pictures so I went with the camping theme. This layout shows how much fun our dog, Toby, has on our camping trips. I will say that after I caught our son feeding Toby water out of a water bottle, I made sure I new were mine was at all time!! LOL! I also including in my pages this challenge:

A message to all members of Let's Scrap

Your challenge is to choose at least 3 items from the menu and include them in your layout.
MENU: 1. use red, black, and white
2. use a list
3.use a bow
4. use bookpaper
5. use glitter
6.use a rub-on
So, all you have to do is pick at least 3 items from the menu and complete your layout. Upload it with the tag challenge32. Can't wait to see what you create.

I used--a bow, rub-on, and a list.



Friday, January 8, 2010

Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge--#47

Here is the sketch of this weeks Our Creative Corner Challenge. I also used the Limited Supply Challenge over at SCS--use white and black with a touch of red or pink, make it for someone you love and use polkadots somewhere in some form. I used my Swiss Dots folder to get my polkadots and I think the trim on the ribbon has that polkadot look to it. I also tried out the poofy flower that I found here. I love this!! I am gonna have to make some more and I am thinking about showing it to my stamp club tomorrow--they are so easy to make and look so awesome!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Scripture Challenge meets Color Throwdown Challenge

I decided that I would play along with the Scripture Challenge over at Triple the Scraps. Patter is giving a Challenge word and then we are to find Scriptures that fit the given word. Last year I started out doing her His Holy Name challenge but fell by the wayside part way through the year. This year I am determined to finish!!! This week was my first week at guest designer for the Color Throwdown Challenge and I have fallen in love with the color combo--due largely to the fact that I fell in love the digi papers that are being given away, compliments of My Time Made Easy to two lucky winners. Actually, I plan to follow the color theme that these papers have through out the year.

The first challenge word was HOPE. The verse I picked: Jer 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plane to give you hope and a future." What a great promise from our Lord!!
The above picture is of the front cover (I bought a Circle Chipboard album from Micaheals for only $1 to use as my project for the year--my Creative Memories circle cutter makes the perfect cut for this little album). I used the verse that Patter has on your blinkie for this challenge. The butterflies are cut out from one of the digi prints and the plaid is from the same set of digi papers. I stamped Stampin Up!'s background lace stamp over my verse and then sponged around the edges. The finish off my cover page I added a ribbon and some Choc. Chip pearls to my butterflies.
The above picture is my first page--the challenge word was HOPE. I used my sticky letters for the H and pink chunky glitter. The OPE are metal charms that were a birthday gift from a friend. I stamped several flourishes from Stampin Up!'s Stitched Exoctics stamp set. I have decided to hand write all my verses this year--not something I really like to do but since this is going to be for my daughter I thought it would be nice for her to have it in my writing.

Just a bit excited!!!


So why am I excited??? I have been asked to be the guest designer for the Color Throwdown Challenge for the Month of January!!! When I found out (and I have had to keep it to myself for a while now) I just about danced a jig!! So here are the colors that were called for:

Along with the color combo that I was also given the option of using some fantastic digi papers from My Time Made Easy. I decided that I just had to use them because they were so fantastic and fun. So here is my card showcasing one of the designs from the Shutterfly pack. The cool thing about this weeks Color Throwdown challenge is that we are giving away 2 prizes--come play along you could be a winner!! This great digi paper could be yours!!


Great digi paper to go along with this weeks color combo of Dusty Durango, Regal Rose, and Choc. Chip. I decided to change things up a bit a go with a shaped card--I used the Nessties Labels. I cut out one in Whisper White and one in Choc. Chip. I scored the top of the white one and then glued them together just above the score line so that the card opens with ease. My stamps are from the New Occasions Mini that just came out from Stampin Up. I actually used two of the new sets: Tiny Tags and Vintage Vogue. The Tiny Tags set fits perfectly in the new Mini tag punch--those the little charm tags hanging off of the "F". I used my new Janome (Christmas present from my DH) to add alittle texture. My "F" was stamped twice--once one background and then once on Regal Rose Cardstock. I cut out the the Regal Rose one and layered it on top using Deminsionals. I stamped, punched out, and sponges my little mini tags and then tied them into place using Linen thread. Here is a close up:
So there you have it, my first card as guest desginer for Color Throwdown Challenge. What an honor it is to be asked to work along side these great group of talented ladies. I am looking forward to what January has to offer!! Thanks to the Color Throwdown team for this opportunity!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

2sketches4you and a new technique



I finally have some time to play today so I am going back and creating some of yesterday's challenges. The sketch is from 2Sketches4You and the New Technique Challenge from SCS.

I just got a Janome for Christmas and so the technique challenge was a perfect chance to play with my new toy--paper quilting. It has taken me alittle bit of practice and patience to learn how to sew on paper but I love the look. My card today used up the last bit of my Razzleberry Lemonade DP--I will miss it!! Before anyone asks about which embossing folder I used--I didn't!! It is another of the pre-embossed square cards from Micheals. I just love these--10 different patterns, 4 of each, and the envelopes for under $10 and if you use a coupon--fantastic deal!! The only stamping that I did on this card was the sentiment "welcome baby" from the Stampin Up! set called Short and Sweet. The ribbon finished off the sketch and the charm was added to finish it off. A card is just not complete without alittle embellishment!!

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