Tuesday, December 29, 2009


I have a day to play and I just can't stop myself--gotta get all the challenges in!!
This is my card for the 2Sketches4You sketch challenge. I love the idea of red, black, and white. So very elegant!! I needed some cards for Anniversarys--in general--why?? Well, at Cabin Creekwood, when we know of an anniversary we like to place a card and gift in the cabin for the couple. Sometimes those Anniversaries creep up on me and I don't have time to stop and make a card so I like to keep some on hand. Got an anniversary coming up??? Check out our cabins!! We would love to host a romantic get away for you!!

It is a fun sketch this week....so come on out and play along.

Mojo Monday Sketch & A Color Challenge

Today I decided to kill two birds with one stone--no I didn't kill the love birds!! I just did two challenges in one card!!
The Mojo Monday Sketch challenge

and The Stacey's Color Challenge My card sports to Love Birds that I thought wold be perfect for Valentines Day!! I used the new Stampin Up punch that will soon be available to all of you out there that anxious to get your hands on it!! I punched out the bird and then embossed them. The leaves are also from the new Stampin Up Punch isn't it the greatest!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mojo Monday Sketch Challeng & a freebie....

Here is my card for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge:
I used the free digi download that you will see below for my main panel--also used Basic Black and Whisper White from Stampin Up. The sentiment is from Stampin Up's Small Script. This is one of those cards that went together very quickly due to the fantastic paper. Finished it off with some ribbon and a snowflake brad. Very simple--yet elegant!!
I filled the sketch for my card--did this to accommodate the digi paper. Check it out below....

.......isn't it great!! They are offer this 4 Shades of Blue pack free right now over at The DigiChick. Today is the first time ever that I have tried Digi paper--I might be hooked!! That was easy and fun!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Verve Digi Challenge

Verve is offering a free Digi between now and Dec 25. Stop by and get your today!! They are alway hosting a challenge to make a card using this freebie. Here is my card for the challenge. I used Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue and Whisper White Cardstock. I also used a Chipboard button that I had in my stash. I love the way the black ribbon and leather pops out and makes the sentiment stand out. These mittens are perfect for the weather we have going on here in VA--the biggest snow storm in 13 years!! It has been a blast!! Not getting much stamping done--snowing the snow with the family!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Winter Wonderland!!

It is a winter wonderland out side!! We got 25+ inches of snow!! That is a really big storm for VA!! This is my 15 year old--he just flopped backwards to show how deep it is!! Our poor puppy just could not make it around--he is too short for such deep snow!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Place settings....ssnotime118/OCC Let it snow challenge

My pastor's wife is having an open house and I made this "tents" to put beside her food items so that her quest could know what each item on her fantastic spread was. I am so tickled with how they turned out!! How did I get them to stand up?? I glued a second Nesstie that I folded in half to the bottom of the card--it perfectly sets the card upright. I am alittle nervous that she will not even get to use them--we are suppose to get a big snow storm!! It is suppose to start snowing tonight and snow all day tomorrow!! Since their open house is scheduled for Saturday evening.....well it just may not happen!!

Check out this challenge: help fill blog land with all kinds of snow!! I decided that this place card fit perfectly with the ssnotime118. Come on out and play along with all your snow buddies!!
Also check out the Our Creative Corner--Let it snow challenge!!


Joy!! Joy!! I am so excited.....they are calling for a white Christmas!! It is suppose to snow starting tonight and snow all day on Saturday and then the temps are not suppose to get any higher than 30--that means no melting--thus a white Christmas!! Yeah!! My card today is for the Limited Supply Challenge over at SCS and the Sketch Challenge over at Our Creative Corner. I made a 4 inch card for today--the limited supply challenge was to use gold or silver and trim your card. I added gold thread to my ribbon and I used gold foiled letters. My background was embossed using a embossing folder--no stamping, just some cool paper crafting!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #117

Here is my card for this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge. I have been finishing up Christmas shopping these last two days, so my card making has taken alittle bit of a back burner. I used Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, and some DP from Stampin Up. The stamps are ones that I won from VERVE. I added alittle bling to finish off the card. I hope each one of you are having a happy holiday season!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Got the Soft Suede itch......

I am so loving this color combo!! I just love Soft Suede--will be so sad when it is discontinued at the end of this catalog--same way I hated to see Baja Breeze go!! I still have a stash of it and use it very sparingly!! I hope you like my creations--the layouts were inspired by the VivaLaVerve challenge. Check it out and play along! The pictures do not do the cards justice today because you can't see the embossed backgrounds. I used the texture plates from Stamping Up on both of these backgrounds. The White one is also sprayed with shimmer paint--can't see that either!! Oh well......

Thursday, December 10, 2009

New Toys!!

This is a card (made with the Mojo Monday sketch) I made with my new toys. Here are two of my new toys:

I just got my order of some of new things that Stampin Up customers are going to have available to them.....what fun!! I just love it when new toys arrive! These great new punches from Stampin Up are easy to use and they can be locked shut for easy storage.

Here is a close up of the boarder punch (kinda blends into the DP but it is really pretty in real life) and the bird. I embossed the bird to give him some texture and added a pearl for the eye.

Color Throwdown Challenge #72

So here are the colors for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge:
I decided that the pink and blue just had to the the sky--other than using it that way, I was coming up short!! Guess if I would have had some of that cool DP it would have helped, but as it was I had to create a way to tie it all in together......
......not to bad considering I would not have put these colors together. Got to love it though--that is what makes it a challenge. I embossed my tree using a Silver Encore pad and Dazzling Glitter embossing powder (hate that you can't see the sparkles in the picture)--sponged on the blue sky while masking the moon and then sponged the pink around the edges to give it a glow--layered my main image on Silver cardstock, added some ultra mini rhinestones to accomplish the red part of this weeks challenge and then finished it off with some silver hardware. So what do you think??
My early Christmas Present:
okay so I talked my hubby into letting me have it early--my excuse--I really, really needed it to work on this wedding album that I am doing for my cousin. I have gone through 4 mono-adhesives and I am not even 1/2 way through it!! So since this was what I was asking for, I convinced him to let me have it early!! Isn't he a sweet heart!! I love it, but I will say it have taken a while to get used to it!! It is so BIG!! But it will last so much longer and I love the way the tape flows off so even and easy!! I am very excited!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #116

It has been over a week since I have been on my blog--you can tell it is December!! The holiday schedule has kicked in!! I will say that it has been a fun time. My husband whisked me away for some Christmas shopping and an overnight stay in Richmond at the Jefferson Hotel. It was so beautiful all decorated for the holidays!! What a way to kick off the Christmas season.
My card for this weeks sketch challenge was a fun one to make--I am still in Christmas mode!! I used my new stamps from Verve that I won this month. Punched out some snowflakes, added some Choc. Chip pearls, and did alittle embossing. Oh and of course we had to tie on some ribbon!! Merry Christmas!!
Here is the sketch for the week and this time they are having a contest with a give away, so check it out and play along!!
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