Thursday, December 30, 2010

More Sneak Peeks!

I always look forward to the Clear Dollar Stamp of the Month and this month is no exception!  
"A Friend in Need" is perfect for those cards of encouragement that we should all be writing!!

Don't forget to check out Lori's blog for the full stamp set reveals and my design team sisters for more  samples, and I'll see you on Saturday, the 1st, for the Tag, You're It blog hop!!!



Card Details:

Stamps/Images: A Friend in Need - Jan SOM
Cardstock/Papers: Prism Green, October Afternoon DP, White, K&Co DP, Powder Puff (CDS)
Inks/Markers: Spring Leaf (CDS), Memento Black, Tropical Mist (CDS), YG03, YG11, BG10, R20, R22, R24, Y17, E33, E31
Accents/Tools: Sewing Machine, Micro Brads, Sponge, Oval & Rectangle Dies, Mini ZigZag Scissors
Techniques: Tone on Tone Stamping

Stamps/Images: A Friend in Need - Jan SOM
Cardstock/Papers: Prism Greens, K&Co DP
Inks/Markers: Mud Pie, Pineapple Twist, Hot Cocoa, Tropical Mist Tombows
Accents/Tools: White Gel Pen, Brads, Corduroy Brads, Pearls, Circle Nestibilities
Techniques: Paper Piercing, Watercolor

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

January Sneak Peeks!

Can you believe that it is going to be 2011 in just a few days???  Wow!  And, of course, I have some new stamps to show you, that will be released on January 1st.  Yay!!

The Loving Critters set is perfect for Valentine's Day. (Yes!  It's coming sooner than you think!)  I made the first card for my DH, so it uses the browns and blues and I kept it very clean and simple.

This next project is a little matchbook notepad that I wanted to decorate and put in my purse.  I colored the penguin's iceberg as a stump so it would be good for more than one season.

Along with the sets, there are some single stamps being release as well.  I used the new John 14:1 stamp for this card and kept the colors soft and muted to make it suitable for a more somber occasion.  The little sprig stamped in the background is from the Heartfelt Sentiments set.

There are so many samples to see today!  I hope you'll stop by Lori's blog to see the full sheets and then visit  my design team sisters for more inspiration!

Oh!  And don't forget the blog hop coming up on Saturday, January 1st!  You *definitely* won't want to miss it!!

See you tomorrow for more previews!


Card Details:

Luv U -
Stamps/Images: Critter Love
Cardstock/Papers: Hot Cocoa, Imaginesce DP, Olive
Inks/Markers: E31, E33, E37, E43, E41, YG95
Accents/Tools: Green Button, Twine, Scalloped Rectangle Die, Mud Pie Ribbon, Sponge, Glue, Sewing Machine
Techniques: Clouds, Paper Piecing

Notebook -
Stamps/Images: Critter Love
Cardstock/Papers: Bubble Gum, White
Inks/Markers: Olive, Tangelo, Hot Cocoa, Billowing Clouds, Wild Huckleberry, Pineapple Twist, Cotton Candy, Mud Pie Tombow Markers
Accents/Tools: Pearls, Oval & Scalloped Oval Nestibilities, Watercolor Brush, Notebook from $1 Store
Techniques: Watercolor

Monday, December 27, 2010

A Light to my Path

Stamp TV has some fun challenges on right now that I've been playing along with... at least until today, when I twisted my back when I was vacuuming and now I can't get up out of the chair.  :-(  Hopefully it will snap back in soon!!  I have stamping to do!! LOL!

This challenge was to use distressed newsprint on your card.  I found an advertisement that mimicked the stamped lighthouse and thought it came together well.

Have a blessed day!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Through a Window

Here's today's faux window card for Gina K's Countdown.  It's a fun technique that I don't remember doing before.  My embossing powder and brayer have been getting a workout lately!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Split Negative Technique

Today's card is for one of Gina K's Countdown Challenges over at Stamp TV.  It uses a technique called "split negative" which is honestly something that I wouldn't have tried if I hadn't been challenged to do it!  Embossing powder is not my friend, so I don't have that much of it around... hence the brown and gold colorway... :-)  Can't wait to see what tomorrow's challenge will be!



Thursday, December 16, 2010

Bring out that Brayer!

Hello friends!

Welcome to my stop on The Angel Company brayer blog hop! I'm embarrassed to say how long it's been since I used my brayer! It was happy to see the light of day once again. :-) I stamped the pretty LE Blooms in Versamark on white paper and embossed them with clear embossing powder. Then I inked up my brayer and covered the cardstock with color. When I was all done, I wiped off the flowers with a soft cloth to make the white 'pop'. I then stamped another bloom and colored it with copics, and stamped a couple of leaves on some designer paper and shaded them with copics as well. The sentiment is from one of the new hostess sets in the Fall Supplement - A Thousand Thanks. Isn't it just gor-juss????

Here's my card in full...

Now off you go! Time to make an Angel Company card yourself and join us on the hop!! You don't have to be a demonstrator... I'm not! Or at least go visit some more blogs and get inspired!!! :-)



Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Have a Gouda Day!

It's digi day over at Clear Dollar Stamps!

My card uses the new Gouda Day digi set.  I've combined a few of the images to make a little scene with the mice and the cheese.  This is such a fun set.  The mice are *so* cute!  I used some dp that has been in my stash forever.  I think it was from SU about 5 years ago!!  LOL!  I think I need to stop hoarding paper...

Be sure to visit the other designers! There are lots of sets to see!!

Blessings!  Tricia

Sick as a Duck

I just love this digi and sentiment, don't you??  It makes me laugh.  And isn't laughter the "best medicine"?  It seems like Christmas time is when I would always get sick as a child, and my poor niece is taking after me.  I hope this card will cheer her up!  I love the bright colors - which, by the way, are my take on the burgundy and gold challenge colors at Crafting with Deedee's Digis for the week. The sketch is from Gina K.



Saturday, December 11, 2010

New Cross Stitch Blog

My new cross stitch blog is up and running... although kind of bare for the moment! :-)  I'm looking for some things for a giveaway, so you may want to keep an eye on it or become a follower...  Just sayin'.  :-)

Here's the link...

The Stamper's Stitches

See you there!


Friday, December 10, 2010

All Done!

Oh, I can't tell you how happy I am that this is finished and hanging in its place on the stocking shelf!!!!!!! (You can click on either picture and they should show up larger.) Now I can start to kit up my 15 projects for the January cross stitch challenge! And no, none of them are this involved!!!

Here's the line up of the stockings that I've done over the past 9 years...
I'll be starting a new cross-stitch only blog soon. With the January challenge coming up I don't want to overwhelm all of my faithful stamping followers! I'll let you know the link when it's up and running. Speaking of stamping, I'll have a post for the TAC blog hop up as soon as it's open!



Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Sweet Treat!

Hello friends! Happy Wednesday! Are you getting ready for Christmas?? This week's challenge over at Crafting with Deedee's Digis was to make a card or gift for someone that wouldn't usually be on our Christmas list. It was also a perfect reminder for me to get together a little gift for my mail lady. She really brightens our day! :-)

I used this week's $1 Digi - Whole Latte Love - for my card and combined it with a sentiment from the Halloween set - Sweetest Treat. I colored it with copics... and, of course, made it a Peppermint Mocha Latte, cuz those are YUMMY. :-) The little box of AMAZING chocolates are from Target's Dollar spot. You really should try them. They are fantastic.

I'll leave you with a clear shot of my card... I hope you have a chance to join in the challenge! If you use one of Deedee's Digis, you get the $1 Digi for free!!



Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Cocoa's Christmas

Have you seen the new Cocoa challenge blog?? It gives me a great reason to pull out my Cocoa stamps and digis and color him up. You *know* that I just love him to pieces! This week's challenge is to make a Cocoa Christmas card, so I printed out Cocoa's Mittens and (tried) to follow the Card Patterns sketch. I added some texture to the gloves after I colored them by putting a little Copic colorless blender on my stamp cleaning rag and then touching to the area that I'd colored. I just love the look it gives!

Thanks for stopping by today!



Monday, December 06, 2010

Flakey Friends

Gina K had a cute sketch today so I made a quick birthday card for one of my flakey friends. ;-) My blog's been pretty quiet lately, but thanks so much for dropping by!!


Another Giveaway!

Christmas must be in the air! Here's a giveaway for LHN's Family Sampler chart! :-)

Sunday, December 05, 2010

A Quiet Afternoon

Just a quiet afternoon here. I'm fighting with a headache, and feeling kind of sklonklish - as Shirley Temple would say - so I've been visiting some cross stitch blogs and found this cross stitch giveaway. Wouldn't it be fun to win this for Christmas??

Have a lovely day!


Friday, December 03, 2010

CIC Challenge

Morning friends! Here's my card for today's Clearly Inspired Challenge using three shades of blue. I pulled out my very favorite set "Genuine Love" and combined it with the newer Scripture set. Doesn't it look elegant?? The dp is from Clear Dollar's Capella Paper Kit. So pretty! I hope you'll take time to play along with the challenge this month. We'd love to see what you come up with!!



Thursday, December 02, 2010

Thanks Snow Much

I made a card today for the sketch challenge over at Stamp TV using the new Snow Much Fun set that I won. It's *such* a cute set! Especially the fat little snowmen like the one I used on this card. And they're easy to color, too, which is always a plus!!

Have you been watching the new sketch and color spotlight challenge videos? I really like them. No talking, just watching Gina make a card from start to finish. *Love* them!!

Have a happy day!


Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Finally, A Card!

Hello friends!

I'm back! And happy to be this month's Guest Designer for Deedee's Digis!! My card for today uses the adorable Let It Snow digi that I printed on Georgia Pacific 110# cardstock and colored with Copics, using the colors from this week's Stamp TV color challenge. The layout is always hard for me, so I followed the CardPatterns sketch from last week.

Do you struggle with using gems on your cards like I do?? The snowman's buttons are *perfect* for them! It adds just a little more sparkle, plus it works perfectly for the Tuesday Throwdown Embellish It challenge. :-) Using a stardust pen or some glitter on the snow and the tree will help make your creation shine as well.