Thursday, January 31, 2008

{Updating}

I have been thinking again. I know. That can't be good.

In my REAL craft world - remember this is my PRETEND craft world. LOL... But in the real world here, there isn't much for crafty inspirations. And one of my goals this year is to share more of what I learn when I spend time online. You know, when you others are working...yeah you Ashley and Georgia!!

So I will be posting a weekly tutorial or project that you can easily make at home. To some of you this may seem BLAH and so last week. For that I am sorry. But I hope to inspire you all. If there is anything that you would like me to show you I can...just email me about a question.

I'll start next Tuesday. It'll be Technique Tuesday. Or something like that.

You know your Bellas!!

Or at least our all time favorite of CosmoBella!! That's what you all guessed. And yep, she's my favorite. She is so fun huh?

So for a winner - Well, I decided to send all three of my cards. So there is going to be three winners. And I used Random.org...and the winners are...

28 - Maren - gets Cosmobella

25 - Christi - gets Grumpabella

& 19 - Ami - gets Mwahbella.

I just need Ami's address and I'll get these out tomorrow!!



Now for the deets. Starting with my favorite card...the one using my favorite things.

Well, I started with Cosmobella...my favorite Bella. My favorite paper is Bazzill Bling. Can you see it shimmer? I love that!! I also LOVE DP...and my favorite now is this TAC Mimi paper.

I also love ribbon and brads...those are my 2 favorite embellishments. I should've used Paper Piecing, b/c that is my favorite technique, but I forgot. I love to color Cosmobella!!

Maren I hope you enjoy this card.












This card was for the Inspiration Challenge. Here is a link to the piece we used for inspiration. I just printed it on cardstock and paper pieced it for her skirt and purse. Cute huh? The rest of this CS was SU! and some TAC DP. The ribbon was from a fibers pack my Making Memories. And then found some random brads.

Ami I hope you enjoy this one!!













And finally the Challenge I hosted used this Sketch by Shannan. I figured I would show what I really look like in my PJ's....grumpy! LOL....

For this card I started the base with some Bazill, and this DP is from Wild Asparagus maybe...I don't remember and I didn't write it down. The brown CS is Prism. This is a pretty simple lil card.

I hope Christi enjoys it!!

I hope you all enjoyed the PJ party and the new release. HERE is a link to the new Cilla Rose line from Stamping Bella. Have to say the Row of Kini's is my all time favorite. LOL...

I need to keep plugging away on Valentines and cards for orders. It's still pretty cold here...we haven't seen above zero all week. Yuck! The kids are still sick, so we will be hanging out, staying warm.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Pajama Party

Are you there? Here is the link - PJ PARTY

You gals know your Bellas too...ok, so we all LOVE the same Bella. See you in the morning..

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Pajama Party {wanna win??}


Tomorrow Night on the SCS Forum is the Bella Pajama Party....Em is releasing a new line. No new Bella Sistahz, but I am sure they will be just as good.
I've giving a sneak peak at one of my cards I made for the challenges. If you can guess which Bella this is, I'll send you the card. From all the correct answers I'll draw a name on Thursday and pop it in the mail to you! One guess per person.
I hope you can stop by there and play with us. Wear your jammies....I'll be in my flannels!! LOL...
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Tonight is our Stamping Up! club meeting. I know I posted that 2 weeks ago, but it's been canceled - TWICE. Yep. So tonight, even tho it's almost 30 Below and every other thing is canceling, we are not. Die Hards. I know.
Tomorrow I have a busy day planned, so I most likely won't post again til Thursday. Make sure you stop by the Bella Forum tomorrow night and play along!!

Making Valentines and Coffee

Yesterday we were stranded at home and needed something for RC to do, so we made his Valentine's for pre-school. I had seen these Trident Gum Holders at Halloween and they are so easy.
I cut and scored the paper, RC punched the holes with the Word Window punch and then he put the frogs on front. I had colored those the night before while we watched TV. He was super excited to take them already, but we put them up to wait.
Since we were home bound all day, I got quite a few cards done. This set was still out & I thought it looked nice and warm. Esp. since I was enjoying my coffee all day yesterday. Sorry that the picture is so bright. Ugh.
This was pretty simple. I stamped the images (cup and foam) with Stazon and then cut out. Mounted on some Brown Bazzill that I stamped the steam in White Kraft ink. I stamped the straw separately and cut out and glued behind the cup. You can't see it well, but I stamped the coffee beans on the bottom part of the card.
When I was done, I used Crystal Effects on the cup and Liquid Applique on the foam. Looks sooo yummy!

RECIPE:
Stamps: I Like it a Latte - SU!
Ink: Stazon; Real Red - SU!; White Kraft
Paper: Kraft card (unknown); Black Prism; Chocolate Bazzill; white Prism
Other: Liquid Applique; Crystal Effects; May Arts Ribbon

Monday, January 28, 2008

Beautiful Bride

Talk about a Mood Swing. Yesterday it was nearly 40 degrees (F) and today it's below zero with a nasty wind....wind chill at 30 Below. Yuck. I have no reason to leave the house, so I most likely won't today.

This weekend was busy and fun, but only was able to stamp this for a Bridal Shower on Saturday. Talk about last minute cards tho! What is happening to me?!!?
This was my first time inking up HitchedaFellaBella. I had got this gift and wanted to color the images like the wrapping paper. Luckily I matched all the other wrapping paper too - the wonderful side effect of living in a small town...we all shopped at the same place! LOL.... I found this Vellum card stashed away too...thought it was super pretty. Very simple card.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Hitchedafellabella by Stamping Bella
Ink: Noir Palette Black
Paper: various white; Pink - Crate Paper; Grey - something from a wedding pad of paper; various vellum
Other: Markers; paper piercing.

Have a great Monday!!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Funny for the day

I saw this on AmyR's blog...I thought my mom would like it!! Enjoy the day....off to read about your lives!!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Happy Friday

It doesn't feel like Golfing weather at all, but I am sure there are Die Hards that would go if asked. I am married to one.



I really shouldn't have been messing around yesterday but I was and this card came about. I swapped Golferfella images with Colleen Gallagher for some Teeoffabella images. She's fun!! I had some Golfing themed paper from Karen Foster, this cool ribbon my brother and SIL gave me at Christmas and the felt flowers from Colleen also. I love the way it turned out.

RECIPE
Stamps: Teeoffabella from StampingBella (Images from Colleen)
Paper: CS - Bazzill; DP - Karen Foster
Other: Felt Flowers (American Crafts); various ribbon, various brads.
I hope you enjoy the weekend. I have a Bridal Shower tomorrow and lunch with friends after church Sunday. I hope I get something else accomplished too!!

Thanks for stopping in.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Pooh


Oh Pooh! Can you believe that Thursday is almost done? This week has flown by. I guess it doesn't help I've been busy - but the weekend is almost here. Yeah!!

So this <------------ has been where I have been part of the time instead of at my craft table. Over the weekend the boys and I started this Pooh puzzle. I like to start with the outer edge, but they were all blank!! So we started at Pooh himself, and finally completed it last night. I had to take a picture to prove it.

I was asked to make something for a Door Prize for a friend. So I came up with this lil beauties today. I used some Prism Cards, Crate Paper, WRMemory Keepers Ribbon and my Bellas. All 6 are different yet alike.

You can click on the smaller ones to see more detail if you want.

Now I have to get back to the To Do lists that keep growing.

Enjoy the rest of the week!!







Wednesday, January 23, 2008

{Fun for You}

Sorry, no new creations today. However, Cornish Heritage Farms (which is right down the road) is giving away a new stamp set from their new The Rummage Bin line. You can see the link HERE.



The only news is that last nights Craft Night with the Red Hatters went well. There was only 3 or 4 of the 18 gals who had ever stamped before, so that was pretty interesting. One gal left with stamped images on her cheeks. It started to get a lil wild at that point, but it was fun. I was sad I forgot my camera to take pics and share how each one was really quite different.

I even ended up with 2 orders for Custom Cards. Yay Me!!

Today I do have a list of craft projects that need to get worked on, in addition to household junk. We moved furniture and rooms and need to buy a shelf for the kids new play room. Anyway, I'll have something more exciting tomorrow but today, go sign up for a Free Stamp set!! Tell Liz I sent you!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Making my Day..



Tangii made my whole weekend actually when she emailed that she was sending me this award. I am honored that she thought of me, and I am excited that she and I are friends. Yep, I have pretend stamping friends(psf), and I am so proud!!

So to nominate some...these are some of my other PSF's that I am happy to have.

Maren is so cool, and her creations are awesome too!!

&

Lorie is also a super Stamper and I've enjoyed chatting with her as well.

Thanks ladies for making my days brighter!!

Did we miss Monday?



Can you believe it's Tuesday!!
I hope you enjoyed the creations from VSN - that was all I go to. I got lazy Saturday and then Sunday took the kids Sledding. Plus is was cold...I just wanted to sit with my Hot Cocoa and a blankie.

Today it's almost 20 degrees (F) and I think it felt very warm!! I wanted to share with you a couple other cards I worked on this weekend.
The first one is made with the Basic Grey Infuse paper and the die cut that comes with them. I was trying to figure out which stem to use and the ribbon caught my eye.
RECIPE
Stamps: TAC - F is for Family
Ink: Noir Palette Black
Paper: SU! - Chocolate Chip; Basic Grey - Infuse
Other: Basic Grey Ribbon; pop dots
This one is for the Red Hatters tonight. You can see the candy box we are making here. It's so hard to make pretty cards, that are simple enough for non crafters to make. I think this one is. There may be trouble over the 2-step stamping, but I'll make them be adventurous!! LOL...
RECIPE:
Stamps: SU! -Delight in Life
Ink: SU! - Lovely Lilac; Noir Palette Black
Paper: White Prism; SU! - Lovely Lilac
Other: Oval Punches
OK, on to my ToDo list for the day. Have a great one!!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

JAN08VSND, E & G


Some more of the creations for VSN. These are what I've done so far today.

The first was a VNEck card. I'd never made one of these, but they are super fun. For this I used my Simply Scrappin kit from SU!, Just Delightful. I love that kit...may have to buy another one.

Anyway, it's cute.
Then it was the ticket challenge. And I've been singing I've Got A Ticket to Ride all day!! Ugh. I love Words by Wilson and this stamp. On the inside it reads I thought a cruise would be a great way to celebrate your birthday. Then it says Pick up my mail while I'm gone. I used some old Karen Foster paper on the background, and some Heidi Swapp tape, and CTMH Ribbon. Tried to get it to work, but realized at the end I put the DP on upside down. DOH!!

And finally...some fun. We were to make animals out of punches. Well, most of the other cards look pretty, but I got messy and fun. Created a pig. LOL...

I'll probably give it to the boys to play with. LOL...it was fun tho.


I am helping a friend on the computer today, so won't get to finish until later this afternoon. See you then...

Friday, January 18, 2008

JAN08VSNB & C

Well, I have half way done with tonight's Challenges. I tell you this really gets your stamping MoJo going. Maybe if I have enough steam after these turkeys are all in bed I'll play the other 3.




The second challenge was to create a card based on Chocolate and Shoes. Yum huh? Well, the pic that Jamie posted was cool, and made me think of my Bling Bazzill. I also thought about this cool Witches shoe that Sheila had given me a template for a year or more ago. It would've been so cool, but alas, couldn't find it.

So then this came about...my SavvyShoppabella.

RECIPE
Stamps: SavvyShoppabella, Stamping Bella (from a friend)
Paper: Chocolate and Diva Bling by Bazzill; DP - TAC; Whisper White, SU!
Other: TAC, Mimi ribbon; Prima Flower; Making Memories brad; markers; ticket punch - SU!




Then the third Challenge was a Lil Black Dress challenge, to stamp your main image on Black paper. For this, I knew that I would Emboss White on there, and these hearts were laying there. Unfortunately Mc was helping me and some of the EP didn't work out. But I wanted to just get done and upload it. I am really excited about it tho...it looks cute.

RECIPE
Stamps: Hearts by Great Impressions; Sentiment SU! Have a Heart set
Ink: Embossing Ink, Real Red
Paper: Black Prism Red Bazzill
Other: Ribbon, Oval Punch, Embossing Powder (EP)


Have a great night.

JAN08VSNA


Here is my first card for the VSN. It was a Circle Card. I hadn't cleaned off my table so these were the colors/stamps I grabbed.
RECIPE
Stamps: Wanted, SU!
Ink: Chocolate Chip, SU!
Paper: White Prism, Chocolate Bazzill, Outlaw DP, SU!
Other: Distressing Inks, Marker, Paper Piercer
Every one's fed, got the kids a game, can go back to my hideaway.

VSN

Thanks to Maren, I realized it was VSN tonight over at Splitcoast Stampers.

Want to come play with me??

{Winner and a creation}

Happy Friday...are you all ready to see who won my Blog Candy? Me too... I just want to say that I loved reading the comments about what you want on a Blog. Mostly it's for inspirations, which is why I go, but getting to know that Blog Writer is also important. So I try to add a little about my family and a little humor as well. I hope that it brings you back.



I used Random.org and it drew #75

So the winner is:





kerry davis said...
Good golly, I love everything about blogs!!! They totally get me psyched to create... or to clean & organize my stamp room.... or shop!Thanks for the chance to win - love that bella!!!Kerry








Kerry, if you can email me at jstaskif@ttc-cmc.net then I'll get these out to you today or tomorrow!!

Now onto the creations....



My mom asked me to help her figure out some craft thing to teach to the Red Hatters. I was really excited, but then stumped. I really wanted to do Nugget Boxes, but they were sold out. So I browsed the Blogs and I think it was on Angie's Blog that I found this.

I wanted cute, but yet simple, as these aren't really a stamping group. So I covered the box with some Purple Bazzill, which was stamped with some hearts background.

Then I simply punched out some squares, one from Red Bazzill, one from the Dashing DP from the Winter SU! catty. Then I stamped the heart from I like it a latte and Sweet from the So Very set.

You can see below that those are popped up. Then tied some ribbon to finish it off. Simple yet fun, and they can use them for Vday.


On a sadder note, my lunch was canceled today. I am extremely bummed, I was so looking forward to that ladies time. Ugh. Oh well. Monday I think we will try again.

It's still snowy here, so I think I'll retreat to my craft room, get these projects ready and the cards ready for the class too.

Have a great weekend.

{Blog Candy}



Yay!! It's finally time for some Blog Candy. Today my counter read over 20,600 hits. I really appreicate that you all!! I love coming on here and sharing my creations and I have met some pretty awesome Pretend Stamping Friends on line. So this is pretty special to me.

You can see here I have a Red Target mailbox, some Ipodabella images, some pink Maya Roads ribbon, a Heart border from Stamping Bella and then some Clear Stamps that I have doubles of.

To enter:
  • Leave a comment with your name and email, & tell me what is the one thing you enjoy most when you visit a blog.

I will draw a name on Friday (18th) morning before 9 am MT time. If the winner doesn't contact me by Monday I'll redraw, so make sure you add your email so I can contact you.

And once again, Thank you all for stopping by here!!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Do you want some Ribbon?

Hi all. Earlier this Spring I did a group buy on Ribbon - it was 3/8" Grosgrain Ribbons in Colors that matched the SU! colors. WOuld there be interest in this? I would need at least 20 ladies to make it work, and even if you think it would be good, let me know and I'll work on prices.

???

{Go with the Flow Babe}

I just keep thinking that iPodabella needs to be made into a Gift Card holder and holding an iTunes Gift Card. I may have said that before - sorry. We have a birthday coming up and that is what I wanted to send the birthday girl, so I made this card for her.


RECIPE
Stamps: Ipodabella, Stamping Bella; Sentiment, Paper Studio stamp
Ink: Noir Palette Black
Paper: CS - Pink Passion, White, SU!; DP - Basic Grey Infuse
Other: Basic Grey ribbon; CTMH Brads, markers, Paper Piercer.


Guess what else? We have snow. Yes, it brought some cold, but we finally have snow!! I just love this kind of weather and am so happy to see it. We need much more in terms of moisture, but I love what we have. Makes me want to snuggle in and stamp!! Yippee!!

Tomorrow I'll show you part of a class I am teaching next week and I'll draw a winner in my Blog Candy. Speaking of BC, I won some!! Yes, I went to Alli Miles blog and saw my name!! Yay Me!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

{Moose Me??}

Cuz I'm late today? Hee Hee

First, for those of you who only read me on Email, you may want to pop over to the blog and sign up for the Blog Candy - I'll be drawing for that on Friday before my Luncheon with the Gossip Girlz.

On to the creation... I really wanted to use up my new Moose You set, but he was so hard to work with today. Must be male. (Love you munchkin) But I finally created this lil number.

You can see below I used some new Clear Buttons I ordered from SU! I love them. And I whipped out some wire...remember that stuff? Oh I have tons from when that was in...so I thought I should use it. I glued the pink Bazzill on the back , then glued the heart on the front, and attached with wire.

RECIPE

Stamps: Moose You, Stampin Up!

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Stampin Up!

Paper: CS - White, Chocolate Chip, SU!; Pink, Bazzill; DP - Basic Grey Infuse Line

Other: Ribbon, Basic Grey; Clear Button, SU!; various wire

So then that all brings me to my help tonight. McKinley jumped at the chance to get up on my table and was coloring away. So I gave her a Bella image - she has to start sometime right? So then I look and she makes the sound like Hello, and she's talking to my ink pad. Oh!! So...time to wash her up and get her to bed. See you all tomorrow!!


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

{Contest}



A Cowboy’s Wife is having a contest on her food blog! You can win a Hamilton Beach® Stand Mixer and she’ll ship anywhere so everyone is eligible!

The Prize:
The winner will receive a brand new Hamilton Beach 4.5-qt. Eclectrics Stand Mixer, Pineapple Yellow!!

About the mixer:
From Hamilton Beach’s “Eclectrics” line, this all-metal stand mixer comes with a host of accessories - a Flat Beater for cakes and cookies, a Dough Hook for bread and a Wire Whisk for whipped cream or pudding. The 4.5-qt. stainless steel bowl comes with a Pouring Shield that helps prevent splattering while in operation. The pouring shield has a built-in chute for adding ingredients. Powered by 400 watts, the stand mixer has a two-way mixing action to ensure all ingredients are incorporated into the mix. The quick-release, tilt-up head assists when removing the bowl. 9 x 14 x 14-in. When you’re ready for a kitchen re-do, don’t call in the carpenters! Instead, “counterscape” your kitchen with Hamilton Beach’s retro-designed, affordably priced electrics in happy, sun-saturated colors. Their “Eclectrics” line includes updates to those classic appliances from the 1950s. All of their “Eclectrics” are available in six colors: Apple Green, Moroccan Red, Pineapple Yellow, Intrigue Blue, Sugar White and Licorice Black.

{SU! Stamping Club}

Tonight is our Stampin' UP! Club night. My demo brought over our new catalog last night so I was able to drool over it all! There are some super fun new sets in there. My favorite being Seriously Sassy. I love the saying SWEET!! I know those would rock on some Bella cards right?

So these are the cards I made for our swap. I had seen this on one of the SCS Weekly Inkings. It's called the Split Negative technique - HERE is a link for directions.
It was time consuming, but they turned out pretty well. The worst part was matching them up and a Stamp a ma Jig would be very helpful here.
RECIPE
Stamps: Bronc Buster, SU!
Inks: Embossing Ink, Versamark, Distressing Inks
Paper: CS - Sage Shadow, Creamy Caramel, Kraft, White; DP - Outlaw, SU!; CS - Chocolate, Bazzill.
Other: Various ribbon, Embossing powders

Monday, January 14, 2008

{Raks}

Well, Friday was a wonderful mail/package day for me. At the PO I received 2 wonderful RAKS from some wonderful stampers. Mr. Brown brought me some new ribbon and paper, and the FedEx gal brought a new Glass Lid for my PC skillet that I won - Free!! YES!!

So these are the 2 RAKS. The first one, Happy Everything is from April Hall. She is one of my SBS3 Sisters! Thanks April!!

The second is form Tanya (orangegymnut on SCS). She is a great friend from the Bella Group. In addition to the awesome card, I got some SavvyShoppabella images. Sweet!!




So I of course, got straight to work with them. I decided to pay it forward and send some RAKS as well. So these are going out to some Bella Sistahz today.

This first one, I wanted to try the kickstand card, that was the Sketch of the week over at the main SCS forum. I think it needed something else, but I left it alone.

RECIPE
Stamps: SavvyShoppabella image from Stamping Bella
Paper: White CS, DP - Crate Paper
Other: Markers







Then this one, I used some of my new paper I got Friday. It's from Basic Grey and I got the matching ribbons too.


I love the Sleek look of this card. And if you look close, you can see where McKinley helped me and wrote across the bottom....well, resourceful me, just used a flower to cover it! LOL... The recipient will understand I am sure!!

RECIPE
Stamps: SavvyShoppabella image from Stamping Bella; sentiment - TAC, Tag Tidbits
Ink: Noir Palette Black
Paper: White CS, DP - Basic Grey, Infuse line; Bazzill bling
Other: Markers, Basic Grey ribbon, pop dots.

ETA - Cassandra posted that she thought it looked like a Sidewalk where Mc had drawn on my Bella. I think so too, now that I look at it. Thanks Cassandra. I should've known that Mc had talent like her mom. J/K



And finally, for an expecting Bella Sistah - I used Teddybella. And more new papers...these are from WRMemory Keepers, the White out line. Super fun. And the matching Ribbons rock!! So feminine!!

RECIPE
Stamps: Teddybella image from Stamping Bella; sentiment - printed off computer
Paper: White CS, DP - WRMemoryKeepers, white out line.
Other: Markers, WRMemoryKeepers ribbon.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Baby Album - Happy Friday!!


TGIF!!! I love Fridays! How about you? I love knowing that tomorrow I can sleep in...YAY!! This cold is still get me down, so no stamping the last couple days.
Here is parts of an album I made for my cousin's new baby. I am excited about how it turned out. I think it's kind of blah with out pics in it tho. I hope they love it and use it. LOL...you know how non crafters are!!

For this I used mostly CTMH papers and Stickese - I don't remember the name, but they are not in the new catty.

I also used up some other various girl embellies. I made some new baby pages and then one for each month, with height and weights. And then some for the birthday party.



I hope you all have a great weekend. I won't be posting...hopefully getting some projects done.

Also come back on Monday for my BLOG CANDY!!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Bella Color Challenge


Today is time for the Bella Color Challenge on the SCS forum. I love this color combo, Chocolate, Turq. and Pink. Isn't it yummy looking?
I have had these Sweetybella images and was kind of scared to color them. A lot of detail, but I love them.
You can find out more about the Color Challenge HERE and if you have been watching, we are giving away a goody to the winner who has done them all!! 10 Sketch Challenges and 10 Color Challenges.
RECIPE
Stamps: Sweetybella from Stamping Bella (from image swap); sentiment from Little Things, TAC
Ink: Noir Palette Black
Paper: All SU! - Tempting Turq., Pixie Pink, and DP *Loves Me* from last year.
Other:May Arts Ribbon, markers

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

More Boats...


I was uploading cards to SCS and realized I had never posted this card. Instead of forgetting again, here is my 2nd post of today.
I guess I love that you can pop up the smoke...too cute huh?
RECIPE
Stamps: Boatloads of Love, SU!
Ink: Noir Palette Black
Paper: CS, Certainly Celery, Pink - SU!; DP - Autumn Leaves
Other: Word Window Punch, Ribbon
**Guess what else!!! I passed 20,000 hits on here...so be watching for Blog Candy. ***

Stamping with a Cold

Thanks to my lovely little McKinley, I have a cold. After a few sleepless nights and her sneezing on me, I got it. So today I have no energy to house work, so I thought I would stamp. Makes sense right. Well, this is what happens when you try to stamp with a cold. You MASK things backwards! UGH. So right away I knew I did it wrong, {don't laugh} and I tried it again. This time getting the heart in the boat.
I love this Boatloads of Love set. And I have been wanting to try stamping it like this for some time. And yesterday, Allison enabled me to the a Sketch Challenge. Alisa Tilsner posted the sketch and I immediately thought of this. I stamped my *trailer* and then masked the heart inside on some Very Vanilla. I tried to use my blender pen, but it's whacking out, so I used some Shimmerz on the inside. Colored with my Sugarloaf markers, matted and threw it all together. If you think it looks familiar, it's because I am using up my Just Delightful Simply Scrapping kit I got for Christmas. You can also barely see that I used my Crop a Dile for some dry embossing, just under the strip of DP.

RECIPE
Stamps: Boatloads of Love, SU!
Ink: Noir Palette Black
Paper: Just Delightful Simply Scrapping Kit, SU!
Other: Sugarloaf Makers; Shimmerz paint

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

{Valentines}

I could not get into the stamping mood yesterday. I had forgot about a few challenges I wanted to do tho, so hopefully that will help today.
I wanted to get started on some Valentine's Day cards. I am planning an Open House for TAC and my cards so I want to have a good selection done up. So really I need to get to work huh?
I have a ton of these Loads of Love images from the Wish RAK on SCS and I figured that they would work really well to give to a man right? Also, I don't have a round scallop punch...only oval ones, but I used it and cut it almost in half to make the circle. You can't really see that in the picture...that's good.
RECIPE
Stamps: Loads of Love and Accs. from Stampin Up!, r'cd from Wish Rak
Paper: Bazzill - red and pink
Others: CTMH ribbon (thanks Khristi) and Sugarloaf Markers


The Love Doctor is in. LOL.... This last Friday was the Bella Babe challenge for the month and it was a color challenge to use Red, White and Black/Grey. I think this is the only piece of black I have left and no Grey. Anyway, I wanted to use Docabella but wanted her coat White. So I tried to chalk the background a little. Something I need to practice I guess. So then I added the shadow highlights to the inside of the coat. I think now that I should have cut her out and popped her up huh? Oh well... no mistakes in stamping... I also hand wrote the sentiment...thought it was funny too.

RECIPE:

Stamps: Docabella, Stamping Bella (Image Swap)

Paper: Bazzill - Red; SU! - Black and White

Other: SU! ribbon, chalks; Sugarloaf and Zig markers.

Monday, January 07, 2008

**Manic Monday**


Happy Monday! Did you notice I was absent on the weekend? That is my plan...no posting on the weekend and doing more with the kids.
I did get a little crafting done, made an album for my cousin's new baby and worked on a project to submit. That's it. I also took the kids to the ball games and then yesterday to watch the rough stock rodeo practice. The boys ran wild and slept well, and McKinley didn't. Ugh.
So for today I want to show you a cool card I got in the mail...it's from my SIL Lindsey using goodies I gave her for Christmas. I am so excited that not only she used them, but she enjoys it too. I just wish that we lived closer to them so we could play more.....but I am glad that we can bond over this great craft. Thanks again Lindsey...I love the card and I know mom loved the one you sent her as well.
Enjoy the Monday....hopefully it will bring me time to create something for you readers!

Friday, January 04, 2008

{Taking Orders}

I am ready to start taking orders for 2008.

I will make/create custom orders for any cards & gifts that you would like.
Birthday's, Anniversary's, Wedding, Thank Yous and so much more...just let me know.

Card Sets - Baker's Dozen - $24.00

You can get 13 cards, and envelopes - you let me know what kind of card and any specific Color Combo, theme, etc. I'll design them for you.

Gifts
Some of the Gift ideas I can create are Card Boxes, Recipes, Picture Frames, Nugget Boxes and Paper Bag Albums. If you are interested in any of these please email me and I'll get back to you on a price depending on your style and project.

Payment
I will accept PayPal only for online orders and personal checks or cash for local orders. Once a price is agreed upon, I'll send you a PayPal invoice.

Shipping
US - Shipping for any card sets is a flat $4.95 fee and will come Priority Mail. If you would like delivery confirmation or insurance that will be more.
Shipping of Gift items will be the exact cost for your choice of shipping method.

Canada - Shipping for any card sets is a flat $6.95 fee and will come Priority Mail. If you would like delivery confirmation or insurance that will be more.
Shipping of Gift items will be the exact cost for your choice of shipping method.

Turn Around Time
This will most likely depend on when you order. I would estimate a good 5 days to complete a set of cards, and get them ready to mail. If there will be any other delays, I'll notify you upon your request.

Ready to order? Just email me at jstaskif@yahoo.com

TGIF

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Mail Time



Last year I oogled over all the fun Mail Boxes that were being decorated for Valentine's Day, but had no way to get to Target. Well, my SIL went just before Christmas and I asked her to look for some for me. So I finally sat down and worked on one the other day. Good thing I have more, b/c they are sooo cute and sooo fun to make!!



Recipe

Paper: Brown CS, Bazzill; DP, Close to my Heart, More to Adore

Other: CTMH - More to Adore Stickease, Chocolate Collection Ribbon; Distress Inks

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