Thursday, December 30, 2010

CDS Sneaks Day 2

Welcome to day 2 of Clear Dollar Stamps Jan. Sneak Peeks. Remember all the stamps you are seeing will be available on Jan. 1st at the CDS Store. This one is a scripture set 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. I went with a very soft and subtle look to this one. I had the twine criss crossed and thought it would look cool, then I am silly and go and cover up the criss cross part with the flower. Duh... I wonder about me sometimes. ha ha Enjoy the sneaks from the girls:
Candy
Cassie
Katie
Laurie
Linda
Nancy
Tricia
Trudy
Barb
Christi
Shell
Lisa

Gloria
I hope you have a wonderful and safe New Years! See you back here on Jan 1st for the new Christmas Spirit Challenge from Flourishes! Yep a new year to start getting ready for 2011 Christmas cards!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

CDS Sneak Peeks Day 1

Hi everyone... I hope your Christmas was well spent with family and friends. I think this was one of our best years yet. It seems to go by faster and faster each year, but the time with family is so precious. January is just around the corner. EEK... Speaking of January Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks begin today! All sets will be available on Jan. 1st over at the CDS Store.
I have a few sneaks to show you today. This first one is called Heart Hugs. Is that bear not adorable? I want to hug him he is so so cute. I have a few ideas in mind for him, this one I did a a simple white on white framing with a little ribbon tab on the side. Very simple but oh so sweet don't you think?

Springy goodness with this one using God's presence. I had some dp scrap sitting on the table so I grabbed it for the colors. I like this pink ribbon trim very cool looking. Sponged while the spellbinders die was still in the frame and finished it up with a few pearls.


How fun is this little lamb... This whole set called Loving Critters is adorable and perfect for Valentines day. I giggle at all the animals in this set, they are so much fun. This picture came out so dark and I don't know why sorry about that.

Don't miss all the sneaks from the other girls today:
Candy
Cassie
Katie
Laurie
Linda
Nancy
Tricia
Trudy
Barb
Christi
Shell
Lisa

Gloria
See you back here tomorrow for more sneaks!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas

It's just a few short days till Christmas and I am so excited!!!! I am as bad as the kids sneaking and looking at the presents. Eating more than I should of goodies that I don't need, just playing and having fun with no worries. I am content as anyone can be. I want to wish you and your families and very BLESSED and wonderful CHRISTMAS. I will be back with a post and blog catching up on Dec 28th! :0)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Let it snow... Let it snow...


I dusted off one of my CTMH sets called New Fallen Snow. I did another Dirty Dozen Challenge this month, a great month since Christmas songs are playing all day long. hee hee Oh I love all these snowflakes in the set. I added some blue silk ribbon and a few pearls. I popped up the Merry Christmas sentiment on an oval and voila all done. I love how this turned out. Have a wonderful day!!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Blessings....

I just love this Santa image! I made this for the DD challenge this month since I had all my Christmas music playing. I used Santa, I believe and Christmas Music. I kept this very simple and added some Sheer ruffled red ribbon, red pearls, and some candy cane stripped twine. The sparkle on his had and beard isn't showing very well. He is colored with pastel copics. I angled the panels for fun since I usually have them all perfectly straight. hee hee Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Free for all Friday....

Today is Free for all Friday over on Flourishes Blog. This is using the new set called Butterflies and Blossoms . I really wanted the sentiment to be my focus. As you can see there are several spellbinders shapes that I used to layer. The butterfly is colored, cut out and layered 3 times up on dimensionals, the pearls are the finishing touch. I really like how this turned out. The release bundle special is running out of time so be sure to check it out if you missed it. Be sure to check out the wonderful creations from the DT:
Christine
Cindy
Julie
Laura
Leslie
Dawn
Danielle
The boys school Christmas party is today and then they are on winter break. I have tied up some loose ends this week, baked up a storm and tried to have the house clean while people were showing it. Needless to say I need a break. Still haven't gotten all my Christmas cards done, however I am working on them. Running out of time I know.... EEK.... I am just thankful that DH has most of next week off. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Midnight Christmas


Dusted off my Lovely as a Tree set and made a winter wonderland. Sponging the edges is something that takes me forever and I can never seem to get it quite the way I want but this time I didn't do too bad. Added some stickles and some super fine flower soft to the trees. The boys said they wanted me to send this card to us this year, they really like how it turned out. lol I am not sure I can send myself a Christmas card. :0) I do like how this looks though. And this Still Waters ribbon is awesome!!! Another Christmas card down! I am running out of time to get these finished. ACK.... Hope you have a great day!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Release day Flourishes Calendar

Release day for Flourishes December Sneak peeks. Some reminders:
You have a chance at winning the Dec. release by playing along in the Winter Wishes Challenge Here.
The release bundle is available at a discount of 10% for a short time Here.

I love that we have the calendar file again this year and its FREE. Here is instructions on the download process. I am working on a few calendar sets that I will be showing you more of later. This is a very simple one for someone, they have a limited amount of space and liked the small one I had done for them last year. The flower image is from the Mix-n-Mugs set. I thought the flowers were cute by themselves. I went over January with Copic marker B02. The girls have some beautiful calendar samples for you to see:
Christine
Cindy
Julie
Laura
Leslie
Dawn
Danielle
We are getting the Christmas Tree tomorrow. I am so excited, the smell of the tree and the decorating is always such fun. We spend the whole day together and admire our work when we are done. I just love it. I hope you have a great weekend too!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Grab a mug they are released

After being tempted and teased all week with the Design Team's delish samples, we are happy to report that the sets are now live and ready for the picking in the Flourishes Store! Just click HERE to go shopping!!Here's a peek at....

Butterflies & Blossoms

Butterflies & Blossoms Web-WM


Mix-n-Mugs

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Keep in mind, if you buy both of the sets just released in the New Release Bundle HERE, you get all three sets for 10% off! This offer is only good through December 17th!

We hope you had fun this week! Be sure to stop by tomorrow to see what our ever-so-talented design team whipped up with one of our new... FREE... offerings! See you then!

Sneaks Day 2 What's Cooking

Welcome to Day 2 of Flourishes December Sneak peeks. Some reminders:
Power Hour Release Party is TONIGHT 9pm Central in the SCS Forums Here.
Your chance to win the set of the day over on Flourishes Blog Here.
A chance at winning the entire release by playing along in the Winter Wishes Challenge Here.
The release bundle is at a great discount of 10% for a short time Here.

This set is called Mix n Mugs and it is such a fun and versatile set. I like all the mugs in this set alone and great sentiments to fill your mugs. I made this to go with a gift of some kitchen items for a friend. I added a little purple flower to the mug and popped up all the utensils on dimensionals.
Be sure to visit the DT and check out their fun creations:
Christine
Cindy
Julie
Laura
Leslie
Dawn
Danielle
See you tonight at the release party!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Butterflies and Blossoms Sneak Peek

Welcome to day 1 of Flourishes Sneak Peeks of the December Release. Some things to keep in mind. You still have a chance at winning the entire release by playing in our Winter White Challenge Here! You have a chance at winning the set of the day below by heading on over to Flourishes blog Here! Our Power Hour Release Party is tomorrow night 9pm Central in the SCS Forums HERE.
This is the new set Butterlies and Blossoms. For my card I was thinking about spring and since there is snow outside that was rather nice. I used several Copic Collections Crocus, Violet and Green Grass. The tied off a bow with some lavendar silk ribbon . A few jewels to top it all off.

Be sure to stop by and see the beautiful creations from the DT:
Christine
Cindy
Julie
Laura
Leslie
Dawn
Danielle

See you back here tomorrow!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Blue snow cottage

I just love this snow cottage image and made another card this weekend. All that snow is with the liquid applique stuff so it looks so real. I added some sparkle to the tops yet its hard to see in the photo. I thought a blue house would be great this time around. Love how you can color whatever you want in stamp land. ha ha See you back on Wednesday with a Sneak Peek from Flourishes. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Get Well friend...

It is that time again for Flourishes Pre-Challenge and your chance to win our December Release. Our challenge is **Winter White** Now I was about out of my seat with this challenge... all that white...ooohhhhaaaahhhhh That just says Stacy all over it. hee hee I could give a link to half my gallery of white creations. However I made a new one for you today.


I made this for a friend of mine who I just adore and is the sweetest person you will meet. I thought a springy yellow with the white would be perfect. I have layered a few spellbinders and cut out my Cherry Blossoms and popped them up on dimensionals. A little sparkle around the rim and voila. I used the get well sentiment from the Sweet Violets set. I have sent this with a prayer and she should be getting this today if I planned it right. :0) Check out what the girls created with Winter White:
Christine
Cindy
Julie
Laura
Leslie
Dawn
Danielle
Have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Spirit Challenge 8


Happy December 1st! I can't believe it is December already and as I get older the time keeps going faster and faster. The kids think it is draggin on and on, ha ha My to be young again and be bored. :0)


Today is Flourishes Christmas Spirit Challenge #8 **That's not the point**. Use any flower except a Poinsettia for your creation. I pulled out my lovely Paperwhites and went with a soft feel for this card. I have cut out the flowers and popped them up on dimensionals. Lots of pearls and I even added a few to the center of the flowers. I like how soft and pretty this turned out.
Hope you get a chance to play along with us. Be sure to check back this Friday, its time for Flourishes Pre-Challenge for the December release. Have a great day.

Monday, November 29, 2010

TS Monday Birthday Ride

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. Now starts the craziness... lol Totally Stampalicious Monday challenge is anything goes... I made this little Birthday Ride for a friend of ours. I love this New Truck Gus. Nothing too fancy here. Have a great day.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Christmas Is coming....

So are the sales!!! Today is BLACK FRIDAY... and there are a couple of sales I need to bring to your attention:
Flourishes is having 15% off EVERYTHING sale. Check out the Blog for all the Details and code. Clear Dollar Stamps is having a VARIETYof sales. Check out the store for details and code.
Totally Stampalicious is having a SALE. Check out the store for the details and code.

I love House Mouse stamps as most of you know. Time gets away from me when I have design team work, the family, school, puppy etc. I don't pull them out as much as I used to, but when I do I get house mouse fever and end up stamping and coloring a lot. You will see more of them in the next few weeks, ofcourse I am using some of my Christmas ones right now. I have added some sparkle to the tree yet you can't tell much in the photo. I started out trying to do the Sweet Sketch Wednesday last week, but I forgot a panel. I like how this turned out though. Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping in to see me.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Twas the night before Christmas....

And all through the house not a creature was stirring not even a mouse. Well these mice sure are not stirring. hee hee School was cancelled today and it is cold as all get out so whatelse is there to do but stamp. hee hee I got a few things done today including a gift that I needed and another House Mouse Christmas card. This is for the DD challenge this month, this is a well read and worn book in our house. I don't want to order a new one this has such *character* with the worn edges from the kids when they were little, the color marks on the inside and just the over all used look it has. It makes me smile every December when we pull it out. :0) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Snowy cottage




Doesn't this look like a cozy place you want to be this winter? I got a big box of stamps from one of the mom's at the boys school this week full of new goodies. She had this fabulous cottage stamp in there I think its from PSX correct me if I am wrong I am guessing since the label is wore off. It just looks so cozy and cold all in one. lol I added lots of sparkle to the snow and this fabulous ribbon that I keep forgetting to use on stuff. I just love it! We got a lot of snow and it sure is cold here. The kdis are excited to be off school for a few days. I hope you have a wonderful and family filled Thanksgiving tomorrow!
Several Black Friday Sales that I will be listing on Friday so be sure to check back!

Monday, November 22, 2010

We got snow....

We got a lot of snow today and its still snowing, the kids had a 2 hour delay even. Ranger got to play in snow for the first time since he was born. He LOVES it. Oh my goodness does he ever. You should see him playing around in it. ha ha I finally got him to sit down and let me take a photo. He likes to dig his nose in the snow and sniff. Ofcourse he then comes up sneezing from the snow in his nose. LOL I got lots of video of him running around and rolling in it. So fun. Off to play some more. Have a great day.

Hot beverage...hot beverage...

Over on Totally Stampalicious blog today its all about warm up with a hot chuppa. I used the new Attitude Ruby and her hot chocolate she is holding. This green dotted paper from Cosmo Cricket kept falling out of the folder so I just decided I better use it. The sentiments in this set are so fun and can be used a lot for any girlfriend cards. I added a few sprigs with a button top and done. Very simple but cute in the end. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Santa's book

If you have small children please avert their eyes from this post. hee hee I made this box that looks like a book to hold all of the *dear Santa* letters the twins have written over the years with there wish lists. Each year DH and I will pull them out of the hidden envelope and re-read what they have asked for since they were about 2. That was the first year they actually wrote a letter to Santa. Soemthings never change on there lists from year to year such as lego's and Gi Joes. ha ha Now they know the true meaning of Christmas, however Santa is something fun that we also enjoy each Christmas. This fits the theme for the DD this month of Well Read. I have used a 5x7 clear box for the insert to hold the letters. I will post another picture of that also. I used Christmas Borders and made a book center to show Santas list... we included Ranger our new puppy this year. :0)
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Flourishes Friday Focus Sketch

Happy Friday! I first want to wish Miss Julie a HAPPY BIRTHDAY. The big day is tomorrow and she is turning.... I will let her tell you how old. hee hee Happy Birthday girlie and I hope you have a fabulous day!
Now for Flourishes Friday Focus... its a sketch. How fun is that? I thought this was a super fun sketch to use the snowman from Warm Winter Wishes. I added a little sparkle to him and used one of the snowflakes in the set for the pink panel. I love how this turned out so cute and fun. Be sure to check out what the girls came up with using the sketch:
Christine
Julie
Laura
Leslie
Dawn
Danielle
Hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Totally Stampalicious BLOG HOP!!!

Welcome to Totally Stampalicious November Release Blog Hop!!
We have FOUR New Sets from the Bugaboo Line by the incredibly talented Jodie Mackerell!
All 4 Fabulous new stamps sets are available NOW at Totally Stampalicious!!
So are you ready to get HOPPIN'? As always, we've got some great PRIZES to give away!
Be sure to leave comments on all the Design Team's posts and maybe YOU could be a winner of one of these
AWESOME PRIZES!!
1st Prize - All 4 New Stamp Sets
2nd Prize - $15 Gift Certificate
3rd, 4th and 5th Prizes - $5 Gift Certicate
And here is the entire Blog Hop line-up just in case there are any hiccups along the way!!
Totally Stampalicious
Joanne Grzelak - The Inky Ocean Gazer
Cindy Haffner's Corner
Monique - For The Love of Paper
Lynnor - Just Add Glitter
Laurie - On the Bright Side
Becky - Stampin' For Fun
Patricia - Stamping With Kokirose
Joycelyn - Stamps 'n' Coffee
Vicki - Summerthyme Studio
Stacy - Twinshappy
Sue - Coffestamper (SCS Gallery)


Now for my sneaks. This first one is using Attitude Ruby. She is super fun. The sentiments alone just make me laugh. I gave her a little spunk with the hot pink and jewels for you today. hee hee


Next I have New truck Gus... now they should of inserted my dad's name here because he never asks for directions. I have acutally made this card for him. lol I know he will just smirk and say whatever... haha

Hope you enjoyed my sneaks... Now you are off to '>Sue's SCS Gallery!

See you back here tomorrow for Flourishes Friday Focus! Have a great day.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

IC258 Soothing Garland

The inspiration challenge IC258 this week was interesting, I finally found this Garland Rug that had a cool print and soothing colors. This set of cards with a matching drawer is for the school auction. I thought this pattern paper matched the rug print pretty good actually. I used several scripture sets from Clear Dollar Stamps and then added the Beautiful Butterfly to the outside of the box.
Here is what all the cards look like in the drawer. I just know that this is going to be a wonderful gift someone bids on. They request that I make a few sets each year. hee hee Isn't that nice of them. :0)
Be sure to check back Thursday 18th at 9pm EST for Totally Stampalicious Blog Hop and New release! Thanks for stopping in today. Hope your day is great!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Mouses Christmas

Now you know I can't do a Christmas without using my House Mouse. Oh these little guys just make me smile they are so sweet wrapping those little blocks of cheese. hee hee This fits the House Mouse Monday challenge found here. I have added some sparkle to the ribbon to make them extra special upon delivery. :0) I have a few more that I am trying to work on to show you. I just love these guys. It has been awhile since I played in a HM challenge. :0)
Don't forget to check out Totally Stampalicious Monday challenge HERE. Hope you have a great day.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Snowman heaven...

See I told you it was a good idea to come back today! The release party was a lot of fun, I sure hope you had a chance to make it. Your chance to win this set is over on Flourishes Blog. You still have a chance at winning the sets you have seen the last 3 days by playing in our Warm Winter Wishes challenge HERE.
The last of the sneaks is using the set called Warm Winter Wishes. Now this snowman just make me giggle when I saw him. Just adorable isn't she? I said she since I made two pink tissue holders using the tutorial on SCS HERE. I have two friends that love snowmen just as much as me so these are their gifts this year.



I just had to make another hot chocolate mitten for you. I love these things and this was my 20th one I made I think. I added a bunch of sparkles to the bottom of the mitten and the snowman. I hand drew this template and I have to say its perfect. They fit the Nestle hot chocolate packages.


The girls have some beautiful and fun samples for you to see also. Be sure to check them out:
On a personal note they accepted our offer on the house we want, all based on this house selling. We have yet another open house this weekend. I just can't wait till we move and I will be settled instead of this craziness the last few weeks. Thanks for the prayers, I really do appreciate them! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Flourishes November Sets

After being tempted and teased all week with the Design Team's delish samples, we are happy to report that the sets are now live and ready for the picking in the Flourishes Store! Here's a peek at....

Paperwhites


Vintage Postcard


Warm Winter Wishes


Keep in mind, if you buy all three in the New Release Bundle HERE, you get all three sets for 10% off! This offer is only good through November 19th!

We hope you had fun this week! Be sure to stop by tomorrow to see what our ever-so-talented design team whipped up with our new Warm Winter Wishes set! You won't be disappointed! ;-)

Thank you Veteran's



Our service men and women... past, present and future deserve our Respect and Gratitude. Please take a few minutes to watch this video! Have a blessed day because they have fought for you to have one. God Bless!

***Flourishes Sneak Peek below***

Vintage Sneak Peek

Oh what a winter playground, I just want to jump into the card. This is called Vintage Postcard. I really wanted to do a blue and white color theme once I had this set in my hot little hands. I have added a lot of sparkle to all the snow but I couldn't get it to photo for nothing! Sometimes I wish I had a professional photographer in my closet and pulled him out when I needed him. ha ha I added some pearls and blue satin ribbon with a swiss dots background.


Stop in and give the fabulous DT some love on their beautiful sneaks:
Christine
Julie
Laura
Leslie
Dawn
Danielle
Here are some reminders:
You have a chance at winning this set today over on Flourishes Blog.
Our Power Hour Release Party is TONIGHT at 9pm Central in the SCS Forums, hope to see you there.
Your chance to win the entire releases is by playing in our Warm Winter Wishes challenge HERE.
Tomorrow is the last of the sneak peeks and you won 't want to miss this set... trust me! See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Flourishes Sneak Peeks begin....

Today Flourishes is showing sneak peeks of the set called Paperwhites. This is a beautiful floral set. I did some research on these flowers to find out where they come from and they originated from Asia and Southern Europe. This site here has some fabulous info on all flowers and plants. I ended up getting lost in all the stuff I found. lol I made this for the Dirty Dozen theme challenge this month Around the Compass.
I did not leave my flowers white as you can see. I actually wanted to do a red and white theme the minute I saw this set. It also gave me a chance to use some of the red and white twine that Nancy sent me a few weeks ago. Thanks Nancy. I used a few jewels and tied off the twine with a button.



Here are some reminders: You have a chance at winning this set today over on Flourishes Blog. Our Power Hour Release Party is Thursday Night 11th at 9pm Central in the SCS Forums. Your chance to win the entire release is by playing in our Warm Winter Wishes challenge HERE.
Be sure to check out the wonderful sneaks from the DT:
Christine
Cindy
Julie
Laura
Leslie
Dawn
Danielle
See you tomorrow!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Flourishes Angelic Sneak Peek

Happy Monday! This beautiful Angel is from Flourishes and is called Allelulia Angel. I love this angel from the original set and have dressed her up with a rich and warm feeling. I used the BG Mistletoe paper with the deep burgundy paper and classic white. I sponged the sentiment on the tag before I took the spellbinders tag off. Then I added some pearls for glam. She has a touch of sparkle on her wings also. The girls have some fabulous creations for you to see also:
Christine
Cindy
Julie
Laura
Leslie
Dawn
Danielle
Now don't forget you have a chance at winning this set today over on Flourishes Blog. Our Power Hour Release Party is Thursday Night 11th at 9pm Central in the SCS Forums.
See you tomorrow! Have a wonderful day.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Flourishes November Pre-Challenge

It is that time again for Flourishes pre-challenge. This is your chance to win the ENTIRE new release coming out next week. Check out the newsletter for all the details! Now aren't these shades of blue and almost a little bit of grey just beautiful?




I pulled out the Santa, I believe set for this card. I actually used some of my chalks that I have not used in ages to color this. I shaded all over with the blue chalk after I stamped it in brocade blue. Then I added some sparkle but its hard to see in the photo. The holly is colored with chalks also, they really stand out even with the chalks. Added some white crochet ribbon with some blue silk ribbon for a bow. I really like how this turned out.


I sure hope you play along with us. Be sure to check out the beautiful creations from the DT:
Christine
Cindy
Julie
Laura
Leslie
Dawn
Danielle

See you back here Monday for Sneak Peeks! Have a great day.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Hot Chocolate Mitten

Is that snowman just not the cutest? Yep you have seen him here before this is Snow Tweet. I have enjoyed him the last few months if you didn't notice. LOL I made this little mitten hot chocolate holder for the bizarre. I made several of these actually they fit the nestle hot chocolate flavors raspeberry, white chocolate and milk chocolates perfect. I hand drew the mitten onto paper and then traced it onto cardstock. I am sure there is a pattern out there somewhere but I was too lazy to find it. :0) I pierced the edges after I glued the two mittens together and then did some faux stitching along the border. A few buttons and some cherry go round ribbon to tie it off. I just love these mittens!
This Friday is Flourishes Pre-Challenge for the Nov. Release. Make sure you check back in for all the details! Have a great day.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Christmas Spirit Challenge #7

Can you believe it is Nov. 1st already. I hope you have been making your Christmas cards early! I have done really good this year, I have a handful left to make. Yea! Today is the new Christmas Spirit challenge for Flourishes. This month it is *Tag your it*. I hope you get a chance to play along with us this month.
I bought these little red bags in pkg of 5 for a $1. I decorated it up with some Basic Grey Mistle Toe paper and added a little ornament tag. I don't have a ornament shape so I free hand drew one onto paper and traced it on the cs. I love this cardinal from Christmas Classics and thought it went perfect with the dp. The top of the ornament I used some silver cord to look like the top of the ornament. Added some sparkle and the tag is done.



I sure hope you get to play along with us. You can find the challenge HERE and see who won last months challenge.
See what the DT came up with today also:
Christine
Cindy
Julie
Laura
Leslie
Dawn
Danielle

Have a wonderful day.