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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I made a challenge card!

I can not believe it myself! I have a ton of work to do. Christmas presents to wrap. Christmas presents to finish making. Santa is coming tonight (hubby has to work Christmas day and so we celebrate Christmas day on Christmas eve...did you know that Santa makes special early Christmas eve trips for those who work on Christmas day...like fire fighters and police officers, EMS and hospital personel...I know he's a pretty swell guy!) So I have to get it all done tonight and then it's off to Christmas eve service at church and then onto my parents to spend the night and wait for the big guy again...LOL I just lov Christmas!

Anywho here is my card...I like how it turned out...don't love it, just like it! Todays color challenge was to make a card using the colors So Saffron, Cameo Coral and Orchid Opulance! I automatically thought of a sunset and that is what I went for...I needed something easy so I first looked to see what card stock I already had pre cut and pre-score...so saffron won! I then used a piece of shimmery white card stock cut to 5x3.75. I then inked the top of an embossing folder with the saffron fisrt and then the cameo and last the orchid and ran it through my Big shot (love this machine!) When you do that the embossed part with be white, so I used my craft chocolate chip ink pad and ran it over the raised image a few times...doesn't it look like a sunset? For the sentiment I used my nestabilities and the sincere salutations set and some ribbon and voila! Card is made!
Stamps: Sincere Salutations
Ink: Orchid Opulance, Cameo Coral, So Saffron, Craft Chocolate Chip
Paper: Shimmery white, Orchid Opulance, So saffron, Cameo Coral
Accessories: Nestabilities, ribbon, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Bigshot for Stampin' Up!
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stampin'
I pray that you have a very Merry Christmas and remember the birth of our Christ Jesus!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

House Warming gift

A very good friend og mine (that I met through SCS) just moved into a new place...so I wanted to send her a little something to maker her place feel like home. I hope you like it Melinda! Actually, I know she likes it! She called me today and told me she got her package and that she loves it! The stamps are from a company called There she Goes, started by Jessica (her blog) an SCS friend of mine, and are no longer available, but you should check them out as they have MANY fabulous sets that ar extremely affordable!
Anywho, this is framed piece of art. The frame was very inexpensive (I got it at the dollar store...hope you don't mind Melinda!) And I used the river rock designer series paper by Stampin' Up! to cover the mat. I then used a piece of water color paper and stamped the images with stazon ink and colored them in with ink refills and an aqua painter. easy peasy!
Here is a close up of the main image. I simply matted it on wild wasabi (oh how I miss this color!) and added some eyelets to jazz it up some!
And last but definately NOT least is a close up of the sentiment. This is what drew me to this set. I just love what it says and it's [perfect for anyone that is moving or has just moved. Jessica has a lot of wonderful sentiments in her line and I can not wait to see what her new release will bring!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you go and check out Jessica's store!
Happy Stampin'
May God bless you today and always!
P.S. only 4 more days till CHRISTmas...are you ready?

Friday, December 19, 2008

January 5th and I need to get rid of some stamps that won't be able to travel with us! Here is a list...it's first come first serve and I will combine shipping if not picking up. If you would like a lot of my stamps and need them shipped we can do it easily with the flat rate boxes...Prices are low for quick sell!

-Taggers Dozen $8
-Love Ya Bunches $5
-It's a Date $5
-All I have seen $5
-Flowers for a Friend $15 (hostess level 3)
-Warmest Regards $10 (NUM)
-Little Layers Plus $8
-All the Best $8
-Carte Postale and Jumbo Wheel $20
-Oh, my word $8
-Big Blossom $5 (NUM)
-Bodacious Bouquet $12
-Letter Patterns $5
-Polka Dots and Paisley $8
-Vases In Vogue $15 (hostess level 3)
-All year cheer 1 $15
-Houndtooth Background $10
-So Many Sayings $10
-Spring Solitude & wheel $15
-Best Blossoms $5
-Both Way Blossoms $15
-Looks Like Spring $15
-Floral Bacgground $10
-From the Garden Background $10
-crosshatch background $10
-Linen Background $10
-Greetings Galore $15
-Flower Fest $20
-Big Blossom $10
-So Very $5
-Fun Filled $8
-Stippled Stencils $5
-So Very $5
-Noteworthy $8
-Fresh Flowers & wheel $12

Please e-mail me with the name of the set you're interested in at mabieme1999@yahoo.com Prices DO NOT include shipping. I accept paypal and credit cards by phone. Thanks for your help. I will be posting more stamps soon so keep checking back!

Happy Stampin'


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Another Kusudama Ball...

I love these things! I have been working feverishly on these this winter, along with some other handmade projects for the nieces and nephews. I love these ornaments, they pack such a punch and look awesome on the tree...not to mention someone is really going to think you love them because you spent so much time making it! Hmmmm for some reason blogger keeps rotating this image....piddlley poo.

Again for these ornaments all you need is:

-60 pieces of 3x3 paper

-glue (I used my FAV mono multi)

-ribbon, beads and whatever else you want to use to decorate the flowing ribbons

Here is a link to Part 1 and Part 2 of the instructions on how to make this AWESOME ornaments!

Thanks for stopping by, please let me know if you have tried this technique...I would love to see yours!
Here is link to the other Kusudama ball I made and posted.

Happy Stampin'

May God bless you today and always.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tuesday's Teacher

Hello all, it's that time again...I have been very naughty about doiing my Tuesday's teacher lately, with Christmas and packing and getting things sorted for our big move (more stamps for sale soon) I have just been totally busy and not able to post too often...but today I'm making some time! Here is today's Bible verse:

"Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another." 1 John 4:11

Well the nice thing about this verse is that it's pretty much self explanitory, but I thought I would remind everyone that in this season of Jesus' birth it is important to remember why we are celebrating! I know that this time of year can bring a lot of Christmas parties and other holiday festivities, have you gone out of your way to invite someone that you might be arguing with? Someone you don't think should be invited because they have hurt you in one way or another? God calls us to love everyone, just as He loves us! I know that we lead such busy lives that it's easy to push the people that hurt us into the back of our minds. It's time to let those people know you love them, that you forgive them and that you still care for them. I try very hard in my own life to not hold grudges (I admit it can be very hard for me, even when I think I have forgiven, something comes up that triggers a memory and I hold on tight to that grudge). Lets do it together this holiday season, lets forgive those who might of hurt us in the past, lets show them that our love is possible with the love that Jesus Christ shows us daily. He was born into poverty so that we might live in wealth one day with Him. Let's start the wealth of God's love here on earth today!

Today's project is a ribbon slide for a necklace. I really love how this turned out! With the exception of the bubble in the corner...such is life I suppose! It was very easy to make. I got the silver square base from a friend who owns a scrapbook store...the website is www.goldenshillpapercrafts.com . I started by stamping the bird image from the inchies set from Inkadinkadoo, also from my friends store, in stazon black ink. I then colored it in with an aqua painter and some re-inkers. Once I was pleased with the coloring i added it to the necklace and put a tiny bit of crystal effects to cover the image. After that I added some dazzling diamonds glitter and let it dry overnight.
By morning the crystal effects was totally dry and the glitter was set...now for the fun part...you will need a 2 part epoxi, mix that in a seperate little plate until well blended, then scoop it up and place it in the little necklace, making sure to shake and poke out any air bubbles. The stuff is super stinky, kinda like over cooked eggs, and the chemical reaction will cause the metal of the necklace to heat up. So work in a well ventilated area and try not to touch the metal...not too hot, but just be careful.
The epoxi I got was the fast drying kind and it was set to the touch in about 5-10 minutes. Becareful though the stuff is tempermental and does not like it too cold or too hot. Also if you put the epoxi directly over the image it will eat away the colors that you so carefully colored and your project will only be black and white!
Stamps: Bird inchies by inkadinkadoo
Ink: Stazon black, kiwi kiss, pink pirouette, ridding hood red, baja breeze
Paper: shimmery white
Accessories: square necklace slide, dazzling diamonds glitter, crystal effects, fast drying 2 part epoxi
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stampin'
May God bless you today and always!

Monday, December 15, 2008

LPS Design Team Challenge & Candy winner

Hello ladies and gents,
I hope you all had a FABULOUS weekend! We were extremely busy with parties galore and an absolultey spectacular Christmas concert at church...I think we survived and am looking foward to this week of blogging and creating...first I would like to share with you my card for the Little Paper Shop Design team challenge...this month we had a sketch by the lovely Laura...thank you forthw wonderful sketch...very easy to work with..LOOOOVE IT!
Here is my card. I used the Snow Flakes set and I just love it. This is one of my favorite go to sets from LPS...it's so calm and serene! I used SU! card stock in Baja Breeze for he base of my card and then I used whisper white for the main image and larger panel.
For the large panel I used a cuttlebug embossing folder that I inked the top panel before running it through my big shot with Baja Breeze ink. I love this effect...epecially with the white snowflakes!
I then stamped the snowflakes on the sentiment panel in bajabreeze...Love these colors! Is this monochromatic? It only uses one color? Added glitter and ribbon and called it a day!
Stamps: Snow flakes from Little Paper Shop
Ink: Baja Breeze, stazon black (all SU!)
Paper: Baja Breeze, basic black and whisper white (all Su!)
Accessories: Sheer ribbon, glitter, 3/4 inch punch, 1/4 inch circle punch. cuttle bug embossing folder, big shot, mono multi
And now for our BIG winner!
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:22
Timestamp: 2008-12-15 18:54:21 UTC
The winner is:
ashjoy said...
Wow, a year. And what an awesome blog!
Please contact me at mabieme1999@yahoo.com (title it Blog candy winner please) in the next couple of days so that I can get your stamps to you...pick any $8 set from www.Littlepapershop.com and send it to me via e-mail. The set will come directly to you! Congrats and Merry Christmas to you! If ashjoy does not contact within 48 hours I will be picking a new winner from the comments.
Thank you so much for stopping by and congratulations again to Ashjoy!
Happy Stampin'
May God bless you today and always!
P.S. Don't forget to check out the other design team divas awesome creations!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Bloggaversary!!! & Candy!!!

Okay so my bloggaversary has come and gone, yup one FULL year of blogging and I have totally missed the cool day when it all began!...Boo hiss I'm so upset I missed it, but I wasn't feeling well, my highschool BFF came out to visit me from California and I had a class last night and another one tomorrow! And so there you have it! No blogging for me until now!

But since I did miss the actual day I do have a WONDERFUL make up for it! I have BLOG CANDY up for grabs!!! Not just any blog candy...a FREE STAMP SET from the LITTLE PAPER SHOP. That's right...the awesome Julia told me that I could let one lucky person win a FREE stamp set up to an $8 dollar value of your choice!

What do you have to do to win this AWESOME prize? Well leave a comment...and that's it! And since I was late I will actually let everyone leave 2 comments...doubling your chances to win! So go tell all your friends and leave me a comment!

You have until the Monday the 15th...the day we post our Design Team challenge...to leav me a comment! Good luck and happy Stamping to all!

May God Bless you today and always,


Retirement Sets and a SALE!!!

Okay so SU! just released their retiring sets list...and it's a pretty short list as far as lists go...only 65 sets we'll be loosing this time! Horay! can't wait to see what goodies thay have cominbg out on Jan 19th!!!

Here is the list for you!

Now for the most totally awesome special there ever was...are you sitting down...okay, each and everyone of you can get 10% off your order of retiring stamps from now until the 23rd of December...but hurry sale ends the 23rd!!! Now as if that wasn't enough...they are also giving you FREE shipping with any order over $70...so buy yourself something nice and get something for your mom, sister, daughter, cousin, friendly neighbor...who cares who it's for...you get FREE shipping!!!

Remember you can order directly from me at my Stampin' Up! buisness website and you will still recieve the awesome specials! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Happy Stampin!

May God bless you today and always!


Thursday, December 4, 2008

I've been away...but very busy!

My friend Nikki asked me if I wanted to do a craft fair with her this Friday evening and I couldn't pass it up...We have 2 tables and I am jazzed...although I think hers will be a little more jazzy than mine! LOL I have been super busy making things for that and really no time to post much. I have also been working on some samples for a customer who's son will be 1 on Valentines day...so that's what I've been up to...I would like to share something with you though...
I made these last year, but they are good for a little revisit...they are ornaments made from Laminate counter top samples that you can get at any major home improvement store...I actually have a whole bunch of them! LOL I think they are super cute and they already have a hole in them for the ribbon...what couls be better?
For the ornaments above I used wild wasabi cardstock and ink, baroqu motif stamp set and holidays and wishes stamp set...once stamped I covered the whole thing with versamark powder and embossed with Irridescent Ice EP.
For the ornaments below I used just red and black cardstock and whisper white craft inkand embossed with clear embossing powder. The buckles are from the hodge podge hardware kits that are no longer available.poo poo! Easy peasy and super cute...way to recycle!

I hope you enjoyed these little cuties! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Happy Stampin'

May God Bless you today and always,