Showing posts with label Teapot Tuesday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Teapot Tuesday. Show all posts

Friday, January 11, 2013

Embossed and Thinking About You

I made this card for the Tuesday Tea Party over on Split Coast - this week it's all about flowers - and if we choose - our cards will be going to Sherry. (There is always a destination for the cards we make for the Tea Party).  It's the anniversary of her husband's passing from a tragic car accident so it's a hard time of year for her.

My card design was inspired by these garnet slippers from the MacKenzie-Childs web store from Saturday's Inspiration Challenge.

I started with a panel of  brushed gold card stock from SU. I stamped a background stamp from Victorian Fripperie with Versamark ink over the whole panel and embossed it black. I dyed some white lace black using Ranger Distress black soot re-inker for under the flower which is from Michaels (they come with the crystals already on them!). The leaf is from Roses in Bloom and the sentiment is from Fancy Phrases - all stamps are from Waltzingmouse.

Inside (not shown) I stamped Psalm 46:1 - God is our strength, an ever-present help in trouble. from the Beautiful Blessings set from Papertrey Ink.

I hope my card will bring pleasure to Sherry and that the Psalm verse will bring her comfort.

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - background stamp from Victorian Fripperie set, leaf from Roses in Bloom, Sentiment from Fancy Phrases
Paper: white, true black, simply chartreuse - PTI, Brushed gold - SU
Ink: Versifine Onyx Black, Versamark, black soot reinker Ranger Distress
Accessories: flower - Michaels, foam tape, scallop oval punch - SU, lace - Mark's Finest Papers, black embossing powder, hot gun, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Wild Thing

Last week's Tea Party over on Split Coast was all about giraffes - the more the merrier - (it also involves cheerleaders, cookies,......) it's always hard to explain our tea parties - check it all out here  Most weeks we have a place to send our Tea party cards and this week they are going to Alex - a lovely young lady who should just be thinking about being a senior in high school - but is facing a lot of health issues as well.  Alex loves giraffes.

So -  I've made a little parade of giraffes on my card - I used purple like Alex's 'so cool' shoes that she wore to the prom (a picture Mothermark shared on the challenge post)  My wrinkled seam tape is a really deep dark purple - (it may look black in the pic).

I used these cute little giraffe stamps and die from Papertrey Ink  for my card.

On the inside of my card I stamped this sentiment from River City Rubberworks:

"Once or twice in our lives, we are given the chance to find out just how much inner strength we possess. Usually we find we have far more than we ever imagined."

Alex has had to learn about her inner strength at a very young age.....

Stamps: It's a Jungle Out There - PTI, inside sentiment by River City Rubberworks  
Paper: white - PTI  
Ink: Memento Sweet Plum and Grape Jelly  
Accessories: foam tape, Gems - Adornit, giraffe Die - PTI, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A 2 Year Old and a Fisherman!

Loll Thompson was the Featured Stamper over on Split Coast last week and I chose her Drew is 2 card to CASE.  My grandnephew, Landon, will be 2 in Sept - and I just loved Loll's card with the torn rolling hills and fun truck!

I used a pickup truck from Rubbernecker and added a house and trees to the landscape using my Memory Box die. I also sponged clouds, using a template from Inky Antics,  rather then using die cut ones. And I added a sun with the #2 in it from the Pub Cat Alphabet Set. I used my P-touch label maker for Landon's name.

This fishing themed card is for two Split Coast challenges -
First I cased this great masculine Truckload of Birthday Wishes card of Debbie's our Featured Stamper this past Sunday. I used a different image, made a slightly smaller card, added a sentiment and adhered my oval at an angle.

And I was also able to work it into Tueday's Teapot Challenge - A Man of the Woods - one of the options was to use anything to do with Fishing. Our cards this week will go to Heath - a young man seriously injured in an industrial accident who could use some happy mail to help keep his spirits up!

I love this Rubbernecker sentiment that goes so well with the fishing basket (a creel, I've been informed!). Perfect for Heath the fisherman I thought. And inside I stamped a verse from 1 Peter - Cast your cares upon him for he cares for you. Yikes - another, kind of, fishing reference!

Thanks so much for coming by today!

Landon's 2
Stamps: Rubbernecker - #2 from Pubcat Alphabet set #614, pickup up truck #641-06  
Paper: white, kraft, ocean tides, summer sunrise - PTI  
Ink: versafine onyx black, Ranger Distress Mustard seed, brushed corduroy  
Accessories: pinking circles Nestabilities, Inky Antics cloud template, Copics: R29, BG10, E31, W6, silver pen - Creative Memories, 1 1/4" circle punch - SU, modern landscape die - Memory Box, p-touch label maker 

Those Who Bait
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Fishing basket #650-01, Good things come #650-09, inside verse from Every Day Blessings - PTI 
Paper: kraft, dark chocolate, vintage cream, DP Text Style Autume Abundance - PTI  
Ink: Archival Coffee  
Accessories: Copics - E31, E35, foam tape, oval Nestabilities, twine - PTI, small oval punch - SU  

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Two for the Boys

Reminder:  you have until 11/17 to participate in the Rubbernecker DT blog hop and a chance to win free stamps!  check it out on my post here:


I made these cards for the Teapot Tuesday Challenge over at Split Coast -   this week the destination for our cards is Nate and Will -  Katie & Kevin Renz twins who will be 6 on Nov 19th.  As most of you know, Katie Renz lost her battle with stomach cancer last week - so we are hoping to give a little cheer to the boys on their special day.

Cindy wanted us to use trucks, cars and buses on our cards -  so I used these fun truck stamps and coordinating truck dies from Papertrey Ink.

 I know they are twins but wanted each card to be special for each boy - so I personalized them and used different colors on the truck and bus.
 The number dies are also from Papertrey.  I used Karen Foster Alphabet Snap Stamps for the boys names - these are no longer being made but you can google them to find them on Ebay etc.
and here's what I stamped on the inside of the cards.
If you'd like to send cards to Nate and Will you can mail them to:

Nate & Will Renz
PO Box 5913
Bellingham, WA 98227-5913

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Musical Tea

This week's Teapot Tuesday Challenge theme over on Split Coast was  music - your card had to have black and white stripes and a musical note.

This was the inspiration teapot Cindy had for us:

And here is the card I created:


I think I've got it covered here! The piano keys and the musical note are stamps from Musical Backgrounds by Waltzingmouse.  The sentiment is from Tea for Two by Papertrey Ink as well as the teapot die.

A clean and simple card - I just popped up the teapot on foam tape over the keyboard stamping!

Our destination this week (where we can send our cards if we so choose)  is Breanne - a young music major in CA who has faced more medical issues with herself and her family than anyone of any age should have to. We hope to bring her a little cheer with our musical cards.


Stamps: keyboard and musical note from Musical Backgrounds by Waltzingmouse, sentiment from Tea for Two set by Papertrey Ink

Paper: White, black - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Brilliance Moon Light White
Accessories: foam tape, teapot die - PTI

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Happy Life is Made of Little Things and a Winner!

Today I'm sharing a clean and simple card that I made for last week's Color Challenge and Teapot Tuesday Challenge over on Split Coast.
The colors from Karen Barber were Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral and More Mustard - a rather daunting combination don't you think??!  A true challenge.... but all the cards in the gallery looked beautiful! The inspiration teapots from da Mudder had lady bugs on them. 

My pretty bug and sentiment are from the Little Lady set by Papertrey Ink.   I embossed a square Nestability on the card and then adhered the stamped panel inside the frame using foam tape.

I'm also happy to announce the winner from my Fun Fall Blog hop post!  The random comment winner was: Gail  comment #42  chosen by Random.org

#42  Gail said...
Happy Birthday!
Mary Marsh sent me.....love your card!
September 5, 2011 6:09 PM

Gail, please e-mail me your mailing address and I'll get the Pure Innocence stamp set right out to you! 

And a big thank you to everyone that stopped by and left me a lovely comment during the blog hop - I greatly appreciate each and every one!  What a fun way to celebrate my birthday!
Looking ahead - I'll be posting some Sweet 'n Sassy sweet peeks at the end of this week -  and then there will be some Waltzingmouse sneak peeks coming up soon!

Stamps: Little Lady - PTI

Paper: More Mustard - SU, melon berry - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, More Mustard - SU, warm red - COlor Box Chalk
Accessories: foam tape, black pearls - Amuse, square Nestability

Thursday, June 9, 2011

He has made Everything Beautiful!

I made this pretty flowered card for 3 challenges -   the Tuesday Teapot Challenge on Split Coast was to bring flowers to the party -  so I made this lovely layered flower using Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die.  I'm sending this card to Lindsay - along with all the pieces to make another card just like it so Lindsay will have something to help keep her busy while she's having some medical treatments -  you can read all about it at SCS in the forum.

I used the JUGS#87 Sketch for the design of my card

and I used only a sentiment -  no other stamps - for the Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge.  I used this lovely Bible verse from the Scripture 1 Collection.  I thought it complimented my flower nicely!

Thanks for coming by today!

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs - Scripture Collection 1

Paper: White, True Black, Text Style Bitty Dot Basics - PTI, Bazzill Tan
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: pinking circle Nestabilities, tattered floral die Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations, gems - Darice(Michaels), foam tape

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

3 Fish, a Worm and a Butterfly!


I made this card for last Tuesday's Teapot Tuesday challenge at Split Coast -we were to bring along some fish - the more the merrier!!

So I brought three fish with me (aren't these guys hilarious!?) - as well as a very nervous worm on a hook! (well, actually, he is the bait! but don't tell him!)

My stamps are How About Lunch and Luncheon Meat from  Rubbernecker

Stamps: Rubbernecker - How about Lunch #86-18, Luncheon Meat - #86-17
Paper: white, true black - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Weathered wood
Accessories: Silver Spica Pen, foam tape, blending tool & nonstick craft mat - Ranger, Glossy Accents - Ranger, trio labels - Spellbinders, Copics: Y13, Y17, Bo5, BG13, BG18, BG31, YR07, E33

My 2nd card was made for the Featured Stamper challenge at Split Coast, Rosemary (RosiGrld) was the FS and  I chose to case her Jewel Butterfly card  to case.

I used different stamps and colors and placed my butterfly up higher on my card - inside a Lacey Square Nestability embossed frame still keeping it pretty clean and simple!

These stamps are from the set called Butterflies are Free by  Rubbernecker

I hope you can stop by tomorrow - It's the 1st day of the 4 day Waltzingmouse SoAP (Stamp of Approval Parade)!  Get ready for some inspiring ways to use the WMS May Release stamp sets you purchased!

Stamps:  Rubbernecker - Butterflies are Free #538
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress - Spiced Marmelade
Accessories:  foam tape, lacey sqaures Nestabilities, Rhinestone - Kaiser

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Three for Rubbernecker

Here are 3 cards I made this week for challenges over on Split Coast.
I made this cute lil' cowboy card as a CASE of Featured Stamper StampGroover's Poor Dat card. I changed the image to a cowboy and used different colors. Instead of popping up some of the image I paper pieced him. Isn't he a cute little guy?!
This card was made for Saturday's Inspiration Challenge. Steph showed us a wall decal art web shop and I chose this Prairie Vegetation design. I black embossed several different floral stamps from Rubbernecker sponged the edges and added a pink butterfly in the corner. This also works for Thursdays Ways to Use It Challenge - to use silhouettes on your card.

And my third card was made for the color challenge - Betty's colors this week were Always Artichoke, Perfect Plum and Rose Red - her dessert option was to use hardware. I always find color challenges - well - a real challenge!! So I used mostly purple on my card - getting the green in with a ribbon and adding just a touch of red with the butterfly, the gems and a jeweled pin in the ribbon (does a pin count as hardware??!)
This is also for Da Mudder's Teapot Tuesday challenge - where we were to illustrate the Best of the Best or the Worst of the Worst for the A-card-a-me Awards. I'm illustrating the Best of the Best ie - a lovely fashion lady!
This card will go postal to Lauren - a young actress who has had to put her career on hold due to some health issues - we hope our best and worst cards will bring a smile to her face!
Well dear friends - we're halfway to the weekend - whoo hoo!
If I don't see you before - I hope you'll stop by on Saturday when all the Waltzingmouse DT will start sneak peeking the March 1 new release stamp sets!
Oh - and if you have a minute --check out the sympathy card I made for PSA Essentials - thanks!
Cowboy:
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Lil'Cowboy #51-12, petite Tumbleweed #51-11
Paper: white, dark chocolate - PTI DP - Cosmo Cricket Wanted
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Bundled Sage & Old Paper
Accessories: twine, circle punch, quickie Glue Pen, foam tape, gold pen, silver pen, COpics E34, E19, R20, E00
Your Day to Shine:
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Floral Silhouette set #467, Sentiments #2 - 200-04, Fall Trilogy #480
Paper: white, hibiscus burst, plum pudding - PSI, creamy caramel, basic black - SU
Ink: Versamark, Versafine onyx black, Ranger Distress Pumice stone
Accessories: butterfly punch - Martha Stewart, glue dots
Fashion Fades:
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Fashion Icon Set #455
Paper: WHite - PTI, Purple - Coredinations
Ink: Perfect Plum - SU, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Quickie Glue Stick, butterfly punch - Martha Stewart, TIny Gems - Taylored Expressions, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop,pin - Dritz jeweled pin, foam tape, Designer Label punch - SU

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Whootin Hi and a Sunny Sky!

Last week's Teaparty over on Split Coast was all about the owls - specifically Whooligan Harry sittin in the tree. Well - funny thing - I was walking through the woods behind my house and lo and behold!! I came upon Whooligan Harry and he WAS actually sittin in the tree!! what are the chances?!?!?!

So here he is on my card - in the winter bare tree with the stars shining in the sky. I stamped two encouraging Bible Verses inside as this card will be going postal to Marie - a quadriplegic due to MS - who can only move her head - who somehow still manages to stay in good spirits. We're hoping that each owl card that arrives will bring a smile to her face!

Stamps: Wise Owl - PTI Inside Everyday Blessings - PTI
Paper: Kraft - Gina K, White - PTI, DP Dream St. Papers LLC/Sam-whoo-hoo
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, Ranger Distress - Dried Marigold, Brushed Corduroy
Accessories: Rhinestones - Kaiser, Sizzix Bare Tree & Picket Fence dies, Sizzlets Lots of Tags Labels 1 - SU

I was happy to help Peggy illustrate last week's SCS color challenge with this card. Peggy's color choices were Wild Wasabi green, So Saffron yellow and Pacific Point blue.

I framed a sunny sky scene for my card using PTI cloud dies and a Lacey circle nestie die for the sun. I sponged over the chipboard frame to give it some color and added a bow of three different colored twine to the corner for the dessert option!

This lovely birthday verse is from Rubbernecker

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Garden Phrase Set #508
Paper: White & Summer Sunrise - PTi, Green & Blue - Coredinations
Ink: So Saffron - SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress - Weathered Wood
Accessories: twine -Martha Stewart, Lacey Circles Nestabilities, clouds dies - PTI, Chipboard Frame - Tattered Angels, scor tape, foam tape

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Flying by with a Prayer

I made this card for a combination of last week's Teapot Tuesday Challenge and the sketch challenge on Split Coast.

The teapot destination (where we can send our card if we choose to) is Sean, a 23 year old diagnosed with cancer and going through some pretty radical treatment - one of his hobbies is model airplanes that fly - so this plane is flying by with a prayer for him and will hopefully bring a smile to his face!

Hope to see you tomorrow for the friends of Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz over in the forum! We're using buttons on our cards! You can check out all the deets here.

Stamps: Fly Away - Papertrey Ink, Sentiment - Notes of Prayer/Verve
Paper: Kraft - Gina K, Vintage Cream - PTI, DP Cosmo Cricket Lil Man Mischievous Max
Ink: Ranger Distress - Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: twine - PTI, Heart Bling - Amuse, exacto knife, Copics BG10, YG95, foam tape

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Every Time I Thought of You

Hello dear friends!! I was home from work last Wednesday because we had a blizzard with over a foot fallen (as well as many tree branches because it was a wet heavy snow!) - and so I got to stamp!


I combined 3 SCS challenges for my card - the weekly sketch, the Teaparty challenge (gold & flowered teapot) as well as the color challenge (use 3 shades of pink)

I gold embossed my Bed of Roses stamp by Rubbernecker on the framed panel. I made my flowers from mulberry paper - cutting a circle into a swirl and rolling it up starting at the outside edge. Then I cut my sentiment with a scalloped Nestie tag adhereing it with foam tape and added a ribbon. I sponged the edges of both the embossed panel and the tag with Antique Linen Distress ink.

This card will be going to Katie Renz who was the Destination Station for the Teapot challenge - you can see her story here. You can also find details on purchasing a great combination of digital stamps with proceeds benefiting Katie on Jak Heath's Blog post here.
You can find my tutorial for making the flowers on this post here

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Bed of Roses #476, Garden Phrase Set #508
Paper: white, Berry Sorbet, Text Style Bitty Star basics, Pink Patterns & In Bloom - PTI, Mulberry Paper - AC Moore
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Blending tool & nonstick craft mat - Ranger, Scalloped tags & Rectangle nestabilities, hot gun, gold embossing powder, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, corner rounder, Scotch Quick Dry adhesive, glue dot, foam tape

Monday, January 3, 2011

It's Tea Time When the Going Gets Rough

Good morning dear stampers! Fancy a cup of tea?? Today I have two Teaparty Cards to share.

This one was for the SCS Tuesday's Teapot Challenge - Yah, It's Red, Jed Our inspiration was a white teapot with a red hat and purple flowers - like the red hat ladies attire.
So I made my card with my PTI die cut teapot with a red and purple hat layered on top - I also made a flower using mulberry paper, cuting a circle into a spiral and rolling it up.
I layered it all onto a square of patterned paper. I dry embossed a square nestability to frame my little decorated teapot. Then I stamped my sentiment in the corner., My stamps are from Rubbernecker
Mothermark always offers a destination for our cards - someone who could use some cheering and support. This tea time card will be going postal to Joyce in Utah who is suffering from cancer and the effects of recent surgery. She's a card stamper and will definately appreciate hand made cards!
You can see my tutorial on how I made this flower on a previous blog post here.
Stamps: Rubbernecker: Tea time set #457, Fashion Icon Set #455
Paper: White & DP Green Boutique - PTI, Mulberry Paper - AC Moore
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink - Antique Linen, Versafine - Imperial Purple, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics - YG63, R29, Tea Pot Die - PTI, foam dimensionals, square nestability

My second Teapot Tuesday Challenge card - was to make a work of art from a blank white canvas! First, I dry embossed a nestie frame on my white canvas (ie my card!) Then I die cut my teapot and sponged it with several colors (ie abstract art!).
Then I just attached my 'art' to the frame with foam tape and stamped my WMS sentiment underneath (ie the 'title' of my art piece!)
This work of art and encouragement will be going postal to Kris - a stamper who recently had surgery on both wrists and could use a little uplifting while she is unable to stamp!
You can see my tutorial on how I dry emboss with my nesties on my blog post here
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Afternoon Tea Sentiments
Paper: White - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress - Rusty Hings, Crushed Olive, Faded Jeans, Mustard Seed, Tea Dye
Accessories: Classic Frame - Nestabilities, Pearls - Kaiser, Teapot die - PTI

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Just My Cup of Tea

Happy Tuesday dear stamping friends!

My card today combines the Split Coast Teapot Tuesday and Color challenges and I used Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch for my layout.

The teaparty this week is all about friends and we're off to London (Ohio, that is) to bring some cheer as well as Happy Birthday Wishes to Brenda.

Today's colors are chocolate, cherry and crumb cake and I thought this Basic Grey Bittersweet paper pad combined them all rather nicely as a background.

The Little Shoppers are from Art Impressions, the sentiment and teacup are from Waltzingmouse.

I wish all those in the US a very Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels if you are venturing out over the river and through the woods!

Stamps: Little Shoppers - Art Impressions, Sentiment & teacup - Afternoon Tea & Afternoon Tea Sentiments - Waltzingmouse
Paper: dark chocolate, vintage cream - PTI , red bazzill
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Ranger Distress Antique Linen, Old Paper & Barn Door
Accessories: Nestabilities - Labels 8, Circles, big scalloped circles, beaded circles, Crop a dile, lace - from my stash, rhinestone - Kaiser, foam dimensionals

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Hold Onto A True Friend

So I'm stamping when I should be doing something else - story of our lives right stampers?!?!? I made two more cards for challenges over at Split Coast.


I made this card for Cathleen's Hope You Can Cling to Challenge - Sentiments only - where the only stamp you can use is a sentiment. All other embellies are allowed!

I used this great sentiment from Rubbernecker along with Spellbinders Nested mittens - tying them together with rope twine (like when we were kids!) and adding liquid applique 'fur' on the cuffs!

All the edges are sponged with Old Paper ink and the mittens and snowflake are popped up on foam dimensionals. I paper pierced the border. This came out even cuter than I thought it would when I had it in my head!?!

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Both Hands #504-07
Paper: white, pure poppy - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress - Forest Moss, Old Paper
Accessories: paper piercer - SU, 01 micron pen - Sakura, nested mittens spellbinders, rope twine - SU, liquid applique, hot gun, foam dimensionals, crop a dile, heart punch - McGill, Snowflake punch - Martha Stewart, blending tool & craft mat - Ranger

My second card is for the Tuesday Teapot challenge - Cindy inspired us with a black and white teapot with a damask-like deisgn. You can see the whole teapot story here
I used this wonderful Bold Ornament stamp from Rubbernecker and added a sentiment to the center on a punched circle.

I added some dazzling diamonds to give the black and white a little glamour! (can you see it?) This card will be going postal to Joyce and Roy who are currently both having health issues. We hope to lift their spirits a bit with our cards! This also fits Shemaine's Hope You Can Cling To challenge to pop it out - my sentiment is popped up on foam dimensionals.

This also qualifies for the Moxie Fab World challenge - Diggin' On Damask!

Ok - so now I REALLY won't be back until Thursday when I'll have my first sneak peek for you of the new Waltzingmouse stamps! So be sure to drop by!!

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Bold Ornament #507-01, Sentiment - Petite Word Set #2000
Paper: white - PTI, black - SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: glue stick, dazzling diamonds - SU, foam dimensionals, circle punches

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ahoy Matey!

Isn't this the coolest pirate ship!? I bought this on sale probably a year ago - and then never had an opportunity to use it! But along comes the Teapot Tuesday Challenge over on Split Coast. This week it's a wild story about Donald Duck firing all the characters at Disney World and the teapotters going to gather everyone up so we can take Disney to Lynette who could use some cheering up - you can read the whole story here !

Anyhoo - I'm most happy to oblige by getting my Mickey Pirate ship onto the high seas and shipping whoever wants to go down to visit Lynette - so all aboard you guys!!! we're going to Disney or we're taking Disney!?
Thanks for stopping by today! I may not be posting too much this week - my church fair is this weekend - and I'm helping set up the tables and decorating the halls this week - not to mention setting up our stamping table and pricing all the goodies I've been making over the last few months! I'll share some pics with you early next week!
Oh - I forgot - I will be participating in the Taylored Expressions Blast from the past Blog Hop on Friday AND I'll have a Waltzingmouse Sketch card posting on Saturday - hope you'll join in too!
Stamps: Half Pint Heroes - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: Vintage cream, white - PTI, Basic Black - SU, DP Basic grey Paper pad Indian Summer
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Barn Door - Ranger DIstress
Accessories: Provo craft Disney Ahoy Matey die, Labels 14 Nestabilities, foam dimensionals, blending tool & craft mat - Ranger

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Halloween Party & Wet Paper Stamping!

Happy Hump Day dear friends! I'm working on four challenges with my little pumpkin card today!

1) The SCS CAS challenge Inspiration word is Crinkle - I always hear the crinkle of the fall leaves when kids come around trick or treating.

2) Sara's SCS Hope You Can Cling To is to use something old and something new - I forgot I had my ghost Sizzix die - it was in the bottom of my rack and I hadn't used it for a few years. My Nestability Bat is brandy new!

3) The SCS Tuesday Teapot Challenge is to bring a Halloween party to Jacob - a little boy presently having chemotherapy. - so my pumpkin, ghost, bat and spider will be in the mail to him!

4) The Shabby Tearoom Week #31 is a photo of a pumpkin patch - to be inspired by the color orange as well as the pumpkins.

The stamps are from the Halloween Party set by Waltzingmouse.

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Halloween Party
Paper: pumpkin pie - SU, Smokey Shadow, white - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress - Rusty Hinge, Stormy Sky
Accessories: Pumpkin and bat nestabilities, sizzix ghost die, blending tool & nonstick craft mat - Ranger, foam dimensionals, rhinestone stickers - Michaels


I made this card using the SCS new technique challenge Joan had for us this week - Wet Paper Stamping! You swipe over watercolor paper with a wet paper towel - stamp an image in a light color - dry the paper - then stamp over the image again using a darker ink. It looks like a shadow!

The image and Crown Oval Nestability framing are so pretty - I didn't need a sentiment - which qualifies my card for the SCS Joan's Hope You Can Cling to challenge - unsentimental.

My stamps are Victorian Damask background and Floral Silhouette both from Rubbernecker.

Thanks for dropping by today!

Just a reminder to check out the Waltzingmouse Sketch on Saturday! and there's a friend's of Waltzingmouse blog waltz coming up on Sunday (check my side bar) - a very busy stamping weekend! Hope to see you there!

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Floral silhouette set #467, Victorian Damask Panel #498
Paper: Watercolor paper pad, vintage cream, elegant Eggplant - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress - Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord
Accessories: foam dimensionals, oval & crown oval nestabilities, corner rounder, blending tool & nonstick craft mat - Ranger

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Thanks for Being There

Hello my blogging friends! My card today was made for the Teapot Tuesday Challenge over on Split Coast. It's all about flowery teapots and summer, circles, bling and punched edges... you can see the whole story here.

I used the Taylored Expressions sketch TESC129. I turned it on it's side.

The teapartiers can elect to team up with Carolyn King (Cammie) and her Heart to Heart Card Drive for Alzheimers Care Givers. This card will be going to one of the caregivers listed in the teaparty forum.

You can read about Cammie's project on her blog here. Check it out - there is a BIG prize to be won by someone who links a card they are sending to an Alzheimer's Caregiver.

My stamps are Waltzingmouse - the flowers & leaves are from Rescue Remedies and the sentiment is from Rescue Remedies Additions.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Rescue Remedies, Rescue Remedies Additions.

Paper: Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy - PTi, DP Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday.

Ink: Ranger Distress - Mustard Seed, Fired Brick, Crushed Olive

Accessories: Sizzlits Lot of Tags Label 1 - Su, circle nestabilities, circle punch, Rhinestones - Michaels, foam dimensionals, fence punch - Martha Stewart

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Three from Split Coast

Happy Thursday dear stamping friends - the weekends coming!! I have three cards from SCS challenges to share with you today.
This week's CAS (Clean and Simple) challenge was to use Fall Colors - Kraft, red, vanilla and brown (orange optional).

I colored my stamp with Stampin Up markers, stamped it and then sponged a little orange over the forest floor. I used my Nestability circles to cut the image as well as a brown and red framing. I sponged everything with Tea Dye Ink and added a brown button!

My stamp is Birch Forest from Rubbernecker Stamps the card is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4 ".

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Trees, Birch Forest 66-01
Paper: Kraft, Vintage Cream - PTI, Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red - SU
Ink: pumpkin pie - SU, Ranger Distress Tea Dye
Accessories: SU Markers - Ruby Red, close to cocoa, sponge, circles Nestabilities, glue dot, VIntage Button & Silk ribbon- PTI

I was honored when Betty asked me to make a card sample for her color challenge on SCS this week. The challenge colors were Cajun Craze, Baja Breeze and Wild Wasabi (SU) I didn't have Cajun Craze so I used Rusty Hinge Ranger Distress Ink for that color.

I stamped my trees on white, cut the panel with Labels Nine Nestabilities, then sponged over the trees with Baja Breeze and Wild Wasabi before taking it out of the die.

Betty always includes a dessert option with her challenge - something extra to do on your card if you want to - this week it was to use chicklets (single squares of letters making up a sentiment) or strip sentiments. I stamped Happy Thanksgiving, then cut it in half and mounted it separately.

My stamps are from the set called Teeny Trees by Waltzingmouse Stamps

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Teeny Trees
Paper: White, Text Style Green Boutique - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress Rusty Hinge, Baja Breeze & Wild Wasabi - SU, Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Blue dots, foam dimensionals, vintage button and silk ribbon - PTI, Nestabilities Labels Nine, ink applicator Inkssentials Ranger


And finaly, for this week's teaparty we're heading off to California - to have tea with BertLady and her two cats who recently moved there - you can read the whole story here

As soon as I saw the two kitties on Cindy's inspiration teapot - I thought of this great picture of my own two cats - Scout and Boo (named after characters in To Kill a Mockingbird) Boo is the one in back and Scout is in front (they were actually sitting like this on our diningroom table when I took this pic!!) Don't they look like they have little smiles on their faces?? They are letting BertLady's cats know they will be missed! The sentiment is from Free Spirit Sentiments by Waltzingmouse.

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Free Spirit Sentiments
Paper: white, Hawaiian Shore - PTI, DP October Afternoon the thrift Shop/Still in the Box
Ink: Ranger Distress - Chipped Sapphire, Soft Sky - SU
Accessories: labels trio Spellbinders, Circle Nestabilities, photo, Martha Steward Lacey punch & bird punch, home made cloud template, sponge.

Thanks for coming by today! Hope to see you back here on Saturday for this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch - AND I hope you'll play along this week!

Monday, September 13, 2010

The King of the Yard

Hi my stamping friends! Phew - it's nice to take a breather after the mad rush of the Waltzingmouse release!

My card today was created for three challenges!


Teapot Tuesday this week is all about the dogs - inspired by a teapot decorated with a frolicking pup - we are to bring whatever kind of dog we have to the tea party. We also need to help provide enough sanitary facilities for all these canines - hence my row of leafy trees! My sentiment is a fun sticker by EK Success. The cute little pooch is Rag Dog by American Art Stamp/Emerson Quillin and the trees are Teeny Trees by Waltzingmouse (I told you I can't stop using this set!!).

I used Taylor's fun sketch for my card and the colors of cream and greens inspired by the Shabby Tea Room photo - to be inspired by Nature and Green!

Thanks for stopping by today! I'm back to work this week - but surprisingly it's ok!!??

Oh - and I keep forgetting to tell you all! My new little Grand Nephew arrived 10 days early - Landon Holmes Caggiano was born on 9/7/10 (due 9/17!) and since I was home on vacation - I was able to go to the hospital and wait with my sister for the arrival!

Landon's middle name (Holmes) was my father's first name (his mother's maiden name). My dad died suddenly at the age of 66 when I was just 28. Only my son (who was 3) knew grandpa but we always talked about him to our kids. So my sister and I were in tears when Katie told us Landon's full name (they had kept the name a secret until he was born). Landon is my sister's first grandchild and my first grand-nephew!
Here he is about 7 hours old!

And here's the new little family! Katie, Landon and Greg

Thanks for indulging me!!!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Teeny Trees, Rag Dog - American Art Stamps/Emerson Quillin
Paper: Bazzill Green Dots, Rustic White & Dark Chocolate - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress - Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage, Crushed Olive, Wild Honey, Barn Door, Memento Rich Cocoa.
Accessories: Vintage buttons and satin ribbon - PTI, Nestabilities - Circles & pinking circles, Sticker - EK Success Phrase Cafe, Copics: Y26, YG63, R35, foam dimensionals.