Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Another Christmas Card!

Well, can you guess how this one got started? You got it! It's from Stampin' Addicts sketch challenge! I think I'm all out of challenge cards until I work on them again! This is for SASC73. I think these colors were just laying on my table and I thought they worked together so I went with it. Again, not your traditional winter colors but fun none the less! The only problem I had was,  I wasn't sure if it should be horizontal...

or vertical! 

Stamps: Snow Swirled
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Sponge, Rhinestone, 2-way glue, Dazzling Diamonds, white grosgrain ribbon

So, which way should it go? I just can't decide which is why it doesn't have a sentiment on it! Oh, well. It really doesn't matter!

Happy Stampin'!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Halloween Christmas?

Here's another Stampin' Addicts' challenge card! I really had LOTS of fun using the challenges to create cards. I pulled up the sketch challenges on my computer. I had the color challenges written in my creative notebook. I also had my Christmas stamp sets on my table. I started with the most current challenges at the time and went to work. This one is for Sketch Challenge 72 and Color Challenge 72 which was meant to be Halloween colors! While I will admit that I wasn't sure I could pull this one off, I LOVE IT! I did a couple of vendor fairs and this card was the most commented on by far! I think the layout and colors really grabbed everyone's attention. It's just unusual for Christmas. Not sure if  you can tell, but there is glitter on the stars in the tree.

Stamps: Snow Swirled
Cardstock: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Cajun Craze, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Big Shot, Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder, sponge, 2-way glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Basic Black grosgrain ribbon, finger daubers, Scallop edge punch

Now it's your turn! Go check out the challenges and see what you can do with them! I can't wait until I have another day that I can play!
Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Candy Cane Christmas

Playing around again! This is for more Stampin' Addicts challenges. Paula does a great job with the sketches. I only wish I could print them all out and add them to my creative binder that I have. Oh well. This card is for sketch challenge 74 and color challenge 73. I like Trina's color challenges too. May times I have to think outside the box (maybe that's just my box that I have to get out of!) to get them to work for me. This color challenge was based on the new Candy Cane Christmas DSP that can be found in the mini.
What do you think? 

Stamps: Season of Joy
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Real Red, Blushing Bride, Garden Green and Whisper White
Ink: Garden Green, Real Red
Accessories: sponge, Baja Breeze, Real Red and Garden Green markers, white grosgrain ribbon

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Stampin' Addicts Challenges

Sorry I haven't posted for several days. I had way more going on than should be allowed! Tuesday night I signed a new recruit to my Stampin' Up! team of demonstrators! Welcome to Tracy! When I got home from Tracy's house, I got a phone call from my manager at Curves. The owners decided to close the club that I'm working at and merge it with the other club that they own. I decided that when my club closes, I'll be done working for them! Wednesday was my husband's 40th birthday and my daughters and I threw him a surprise party! Boy, was he surprised! He told me that I shouldn't frighten the old people as they might have heart attacks!!!! Silly man! Thursday I had a workshop and Friday was my monthy hostess club meeting. Saturday I had a vendor fair! I also signed another recruit on Saturday! Welcome Deb! Needless to say, I didn't even have time to schedule a posting!

Two weeks ago, we didn't have anything to do over the weekend so I spent the whole day on Saturday stamping! This is one of the cards that I created. I used a sketch challenge and a color challenge from Stampin' Addicts It's hard to see but under the little girl's feet is Dazzling Diamonds. I think this is my favorite card that I made that day but I'll let you judge. Keep watching as I will be posting the others soon.

Stamps: Greeting Card Kids, Season of Joy
Cardstock: Soft Suede, River Rock, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink: Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, River Rock, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Early Espresso 1/8"Taffeta ribbon, Aquapainter, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Big Shot, Scallop Circle die, Circle Scissors, 2-way glue, sponge, Dazzling Diamonds, dimensionals

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Beer Mugs!

We made this card at one of my workshops. My hostess wanted to use the shimmer paint so I made this card and we added the shimmer paint to the foam of the beer mugs. This is a great guy card which aren't always the easiest for me to create. My hubby loved it!

 After I came home, I was looking at this card and thought it would be fun to step it up. I wish that I would have done this for my workshop but life goes on! I really like the way the step it up version turned out. I added sponging to the edges of the More Mustard and Whisper White cardstocks. I also textured the More Mustard panel. Those little things added a lot to the card!

Stamps: Cheers to You
Cardstock: Night of Navy, More Mustard, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black, More Mustard, Night of Navy
Accessories: Aquapainter, Shimmer paint White Frost, sponges, Night of Navy 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Square lattice embossing folder, Big Shot 

So which one do you like better?

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Coaching Volleyball!

I was again coaching volleyball this fall! I did this with a wonderful friend named Jeanine. I wanted to make her a special gift to thank her for doing this with me. Her favorite color is orange so I used some Dusty Durango to create this purse and cards. Dusty Durango isn't available any longer but check out the great new color, Cajun Craze! I think you will LOVE this new burnt orange color!

Stamps: Lovely Letters
Ink: Baja Breeze
Cardstock: Dusty Durango, Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Accessories: Basic Gray satin ribbon, Basic Gray DSP, scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Big Shot embossing folder and die

Our team learned A LOT this season. We were coaching 5th and 6th grade girls. We taught them to serve over hand and didn't even show them how to serve underhand. We were nervous about doing this as serving is everything at this age but we wanted them to be prepared to keep playing volleyball as they get older. We didn't win many games because of this decision but we started the season with only 2 girls serving over hand and at the end every one of our 11 girls were able to succeed with an over hand serve! That's something to be proud of!

We did only win one game but it was the most exciting game to have won! At the end of the season, we played in a tournament that was based on the record for the season. Well, because we didn't win any matches, we were ranked 8 and had to play the number 1 seed of the tournament. We WON!!! They won the first game and we won the second two. It was really exciting and fun.

We had an end of the season party for the girls. We played Queen of the Court with the 7th and 8th graders and had tons of fun. I made each of the girls an ornament to hang on their tree. I like the way they turned out and they were pretty  happy with them. What do you think?

Stamps: Have a Ball
Ink: Stazon Black and Hunter Green
Accessories: Green Sharpie and ribbon

Sorry I have been missing. I'm going to work on posting more often! Feel free to email me to remind me to post again!