Sunday, October 31, 2010

Miss Ewe

So I have been feverishly creating this month and really bad about blogging what I’ve made.  Sorry about that. Today I want to show you what I did with Sylvester.

I made this card for the HYCCT challenge to use stitching on your card.  I used stitched ribbon and hand stitched around my main panel of dp.  I like the way Sylvester looks like he is thinking, so I added the sentiment above him as if it were a thought bubble.  You may not be able to tell from this shot, but I actually pulled out some flocking and used that on his body, tail and the top of his head to give him a little texture and fuzziness. 

Sylvester-InStyle Stamps, Printed “Miss Ewe”, Granola DP-BasicGrey, Kraft CS, Close to Cocoa CS, Ballet Blue CS, White CS, Circle Nesties, Scallop Circle Nesties, Copic Marker E000, White Thread, White Gel Pen, Chocolate Chip Stitched Ribbon

Friday, October 29, 2010

InStyle Stamps Blog Hop

It is the last Friday of the month which means that it is time for the InStyle Stamps Blog Hop.  You should have hopped here from Cyndi’s blog, if you are starting here you want to go back to the InStyle Stamps Blog and make sure you don’t miss a thing.

This month the theme was Giving Thanks.  I decided to make this cute little basket to go with the Easter Basket stamp.  Just because baskets are associated with Easter, doesn’t mean that’s the only time you can use them. 

I put my sentiment on the lid of the jar.  Last week my kids and I made and jarred our own apple sauce and I thought this would be a cute way to package some up to give as a Thanksgiving treat. 

Now hop on over to Kerry’s blog to see what she has done.  After you have completed the hop be sure to go back to the InStyle Stamps Blog and vote for your favorite project.  One lucky voter will win a $25 prize pack from InStyle Stamps. 

Products Used:  Easter Basket-InStyle Stamps, Indian Summer-Basic Grey- Copic Markers, Crinkle Ribbon, White Prima Flower, Corduroy Brad, White Gel Pen, White CS, Chocolate Chip card stock, Circle Nestabilities, Circle Scallop Nestabilities.

Friday Fun- A Sweet Treat

This week we were to make a project inspired by candy.  I am still plugging along and doing all the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges at SplitCoast Stampers, so I wasn’t able to make a new project, but I’m not going to leave you empty handed. 

Have a great Halloween weekend.  Don’t forget to check out what the other Friday Fun Chicks have in store.


I will be back a bit later with another treat for the InStyle Stamps Blog Hop.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Snowflake Chloe

Every release I say the same thing…..I LOVE Chloe.  She is the cutest darn stinkin’ thing, besides my own kids, that I have ever seen.  What is she doing now?  Playing with a snowflake.



I KNOW you can’t wait to get your hands on her, well you wont have to wait much longer.  Snowflake Chloe and all the new releases will be in the InStyle Stamps Store TODAY.  Make sure you are subscribed to the InStyle Stamps Blog or are a friend on FaceBook so you will know right away when the store opens with the new images. 

Friday Fun Challenge- Santa’s On His Way

We had a fun challenge today, in honor of the full moon tonight we were to make a round card or tag.  I pulled out my Circle Nesties and got to work.  I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to do yet when I looked down and saw the cutest little Santa looking up at me begging to jump onto this card.  Once I got St. Nick on the card I knew it needed something else, so I went into my sticker drawer and found these pop up snow flakes.  The perfect embellishment for this card.  I was thinking that I could add a little ornament hook to the top and this card could be a little ornament.  So there we go.  A 5 minute card with no stamping. 

This card is for my FFC this week and Hope You Can Cling To challenge 17 to pop something up on your card.

See what the other Friday Fun Chicks have done:

Sherry (I think she may have actually stamped this week.  Yay!)

I’ll be back later with some InStyle Stamps samples :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

October InStyle InSpiration

The air is getting a little bit crisper and our pumpkins are carved and out on the front step.  My house kind of looks like the InSpiration piece over at InStyle Stamps Blog. 


image photo credit:

OK, not really.  BUT I have learned a handy tip from Ms Martha.  When you carve your pumpkins, rather than cutting off the top and then it shrinks and falls in and you have to stick your hand all the way in to light your candle or light…slice off the bottom,  the pumpkin will be even and you can light your candle and THEN put the pumpkin over it.  Now why didn’t people think of that sooner? 

Now to my card. 

I used Tilly and she will be available in store on Friday, October 22.  Look how cute she is swinging from the flowers.  I used lighter colors to represent the yellow light in the Inspiration piece and stair stepped my dies to mimic the stairs.  I guess my grouping of the light orange ribbon is kind of like the jack-o-lanterns. 

Play along with the InSpiration Challenge this month and you could win a grab bag from InStyle Stamps worth $25.  Check out the details on the InStyle Stamps Blog.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Knocking out Breast Cancer

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness this month InStyle Stamps has something very special for you. 

Because we love our fans and care about cancer awareness, we are giving these images away to anyone who wants them. That's right - giving them away! To get an image for free, all you have to do is shoot us an email telling us which image you'd like and share a link to your project here on the InStyle Stamps Blog within 10 days. If we don't see a project from you, you'll get an invoice from us for $2 per unused image. All of the proceeds will go to cancer charities, so either way it's a win! You are welcome to just outright purchase the images, too - let us know that in your email.
The images will be available for free until October 31st. A full preview of all available images are available on the
InStyle Stamps Blog.

Here is what I did with a few of the images.


I made these key chains using some fabulous beads from and printed the images on some shrink plastic.  I LOVE these.  I am so happy with myself.  I plan on making many more and selling them. 

Now go get these images and show us what you can do with them!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

FFC- Five for Friday

Hello hello hello!!!  Today’s challenge from Christi was to make a card with FIVE layers on it.  ONLY FIVE!  Oh my goodness, that is very limiting, BUT the base doesn’t count.  Ok, that’s a little bit better.  I was still getting anxious about it when I was going through all the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges and realized I hadn’t done the 4x4 challenge yet.  I needed to make a card with 4 squares and 4 embellishments.  I immediately had an idea and was able to complete both challenges.  YAY!!!

Snowflake Chloe is on one layer with a blue background which makes 2, the squares are dsp 3, mounted on Bashful Blue 4, all layered on Pretty in Pink 5 on the Bashful Blue card base.  YAY!!!!!!  I did it…..what?  The sentiment?  That’s not a layer.  I mean it’s so small.  It’s….it’s…. it’s an embellishment!   Yes, an embellishment from a sheet of die cuts.  So THERE!

Chloe will be released later this month by InStyle Stamps.  Isn’t she adorable.  She’s always adorable, she reminds me of my kids….you know when they are sleeping and cute and stuff.  Now, go see what the other Friday Fun Chicks have done:

Sherry ( no time to stamp :( )

And please continue to play along with the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges and send your cards to MD Anderson. 

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hope You Can Cling To ~ HYCCT14 ~ Ribbon, Ribbon, Ribbon

Good morning!!! I am hosting today’s Hope You Can Cling To Challenge over at SplitCoastStampers.  Can you believe it?  I am thrilled to be part of this set of challenges.
Challenge Title: Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon
Hostess: MelenaPrincess aka Kimme
Keyword: HYCCT14
Date: Thursday, October 14th, 2010
We associate the pink ribbon with breast cancer awareness. My challenge to you is to use a ribbon (any color) on your card, use as much as you like in any way you like.

View the Hope You Can Cling To Gallery HERE
View the Hope You Can Cling To Master Challenge Thread HERE
1. All Hope You Can Cling To Challenge Entries must be uploaded to the Hope You Can Cling To Gallery, with the specific challenge keyword, no later than November 7th, 2010 at 12:00 Noon Central Time to be eligible for our fabulous prizes! Post a link to your entry in this thread.
2. You may not combine challenges, but you are welcome to create multiple cards for each challenge.
3. Please remember to put in the correct keyword, HYCCT14, when uploading your image. Copying and pasting the challenge keyword is recommended to avoid typos.
4. Please package all challenge entries with an envelope, protected with a clear cellophane bag or clear envelope per entry and mail them to our partner at the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center to benefit patients being treated for breast cancer and their family.
The Department of Volunteer Services – Unit 115
Attn: Maggi Suttles
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030
(Please note - because MD Anderson is part of the State of Texas, they ask that no religious sentiments be used on cards sent to the Cancer Center)
Thank you for participating in this card drive!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

InStyle Stamps October Color Challenge

I can’t believe it is October already and time for our color challenge at InStyle Stamps Blog .  The leaves are just starting to change colors here, and I think we are getting our pumpkins this weekend.  Aaaaahhhh Fall. Our color challenge this month comes from the inspiration in this photo:


Aren’t those colors wonderful?  So rich and lovely.  I want to sit at that table.  You know whatever is coming out of the kitchen will be just divine.  Here is my card using Virginia available in the InStyle Stamps Store now.

I tried to go with the same colors in the photo and used the picture as inspiration for the layout as well.  The ribbon is supposed to mimic the table runner and the sentiment is the plate at the head of the table.  The dew drops are inspired by the other plates on the table. 

As always, we would love to have you play along with our challenge. 

Friday, October 8, 2010

FFC Just for you

This week we were told to make a card just for us.  I took that to mean that we could do anything we wanted.  My goal is to make cards for all the Hope You Can Cling To challenges at SplitCoastStampers.  So the following cards are just because I want to do them not because I have to make them for an assignment.  In the end I will be sending all these cards to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for their patients to use.

Pink Holidays HYCCT02A

Lingerie Inspired HYCCT02B


 Twine Time HYCCT05

 Some Kind of Hope I - HYCCT06

Some Kind of Hope II -  HYCCT07


Now go see what the other FFC Chicks have done just for them. 


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

InStyle Stamps October Sketch

Hi all!  It's sketch time over at the InStyle Stamps blog.  I used Willows which will be available on Oct 22. 

I think that little bit of beading added just the right element to this card.  I also want to try the Willows on some acetate and layer it.   Oooooh.  If you get a chance to try that before I do show me what you got!!  This image will be available in the InStyle Stamps Store on Oct 22.

We would love for you to play along with our sketch this month.  You can find out all the details here.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Friday Fun - WCMD

Hi ladies.  It’s Friday and I am getting ready to get out of Dodge.  I apologize that I did not have time to do the challenge this week.  I have been busy all week making wedding favors for one of my college roommates/sorority sister who is getting married next weekend.  The challenge this week was to make a card in honor of World Card Making Day tomorrow.  On the card you needed to use:

W- Writing – hand write or draw something on your card
C- Corner Rounder
M- Magenta – That’s a color I haven’t used in a while
D- Damask

I do have a card using a damask image that I don’t think I have shown you before, so you can at least have a little eye candy today.

Go see what the other ladies have come up with.


Have a great weekend.