Tuesday, November 26, 2013

New Nacho Sketch!

Happy Tuesday Stampers! Hope your week is going well.  Can't believe Thanksgiving in the U.S. is later this week.  Still have so much to do!

We have a fun new sketch for you at Nacho Average Challenges. Love the inspiration from my fellow Nacho Designers!  Amazing how different everyone's take on the sketch is.  I hope you have a chance to play along with us this week.

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Stampin' Up! Holiday Sale is here!

Hello Stampers! Why wait for Black Friday sales when the best one starts today!  YAY!  Lots of items on sale! Starts today and goes on until December 2, 2013.

Best of all, just for today, you don't want to miss out on the 24-hour-only door busters, 30 percent off the Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, and Many Marvelous Markers! The 24-hour sales period on these three products ends at 11:50 PM (MT), November 20.

You can shop for all the other items directly from my Online Store here. What are you excited to order from this special? Don't miss out!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Fitting Nacho...

Happy Tuesday Stampers!  We have a soft color challenge for you at Nacho Average Challenges today!  We hope you will join us!  I'm continuing to use the Card Base Pop n' Cuts die, this time I created this cute little box!  I call this my manly box, since I made it for a co-worker of mine who recently got a promotion at work.  It'll suit him well! :)

Thanks for stopping by, until next time!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Best of Snow

Happy Sunday Stampers! Let me first extend a huge thank you to all 26 of you who joined us for our past Sunday Stamps sketch!  What an awesome response to the sketch I designed!  Thank you!  I hope you will all continue to join us with your creations!

We have a new challenge starting today, a color one.  I'm inspired by the creations of my fellow designers, such a talented group of women I have the honor of designing with!

Yesterday I had a workshop/class with my friends, Gwen, Gloria and Elizabeth A. It was fun!  They are advanced stampers and I showed them some new tricks and tips!  I showed them various ways to use the Card Base Pop 'n Cuts.  For my card today, I made an easel card. I also used the new stamp set called Best of Snow, it's part of the Best of 25 Years series.  Such a cute set.

Here are all the images from this set.  I can't wait to color the hedgehog! Or is it a porcupine? :) 

Thanks for stopping by today, until next time. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Another Fab Friday Mashup!

Hi Stampers!  Welcome back!  Oh my goodness am I super excited to share my creation with you today!! I combined two blog challenges into one for my card.  The color challenge from Fab Friday and the design challenge at The Friday Mashup. This is my second time combining both challenges, it must be something about Fridays!  I was challenged by both blogs and so happy that I was, my creative mojo got a great boost!

I used a technique called scherenschnitte stamping and I found the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers.  I hate to admit that this was the first time I inked up the stamp set called Forest Friends, even though it is now retired.  When I first got the stamp set I had an idea of what I wanted to use it for, but I never got around to it, until now.  So glad I remembered I have this set and that I never got rid of it!

I LOVE HOW THIS CAME OUT!!!  I'm so proud of myself. Wanna hear something funny, it took me longer to cut out the polaroid frame!  It kept tearing and tearing...I finally had to glue it very carefully.  Cutting out the deer and the bunny was easier! LOL.

Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  1. Create a project with a "Game/Woodsy type Animal (Deer, Moose, Turkey, etc). "
  2. Create a project using a "Woodgrain look. "
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a "project with Woodgrain and a Woodsy animal image. "

I always appreciate receiving comments on my blog, let me know if you have tried this technique before or if you have a retired stamp set you just inked up for the first time! 

Thanks so much for stopping by, until next time!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Wildflower Meadow

Happy Nacho Tuesday Stampers!  If you had the day off yesterday, hope you had a fun day! Welcome back to another fun Nacho Average Challenge!  Today we have a sketch for you to play along with us. Thanks to all of you who have been playing along with us, we love to see your creations.

I flipped the sketch and I inked up the Wildflower Meadow background stamp and embossed it with white embossing powder onto our watercolor paper.  I watercolored the background with Crushed Curry. I think I need to practice my watercoloring strokes. Either that or anything to purchase more supplies. :) 

Thanks for stopping by, until next time.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Hey there friend...

Hi Stampers...I'm back...rare occasion to have two blog posts in one day...but I couldn't resist once I saw this cool sketch from the Paper Craft Crew. I was inspired by the creations from the Design Team (hi Heather!!) but obviously I can't CASE their creations and submit it again, lol, so I put my creative cap on and the light bulb came on!

This is what I came up with, a colorful rainbow banner! I love the way it came out. Thanks for the inspiration Paper Craft Crew, I'll be using this sketch again. 

Thanks for stopping by again, until next time. 

Happy Veterans Day & Tis' The Season

Hello Stampers! Happy Veterans Day!  A huge thanks to all our Veterans and all they have done! To their families as well.  Thank you!

Hope you had a nice weekend.  It was a busy and fun one for me.  I have been working on some swaps and my creations as part of the Design Team for Sunday Stamps and Nacho Average blogs.  You'll see those creations later this week.

Today I have another Christmas card to share.  This is the challenge over at Tis' The Season with the optional trimming of stripes. I knew I wanted to play along once I saw the banner.

This is what I created, a neutral holiday card.  I've been seeing the red holiday cups at Starbucks and  that was my inspiration.  The base of my card is Baked Brown Sugar layered with Crumb Cake and then Early Espresso. Some Cherry Cobbler with all those browns makes my cup pop. 

Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Happy Nacho Tuesday Stampers! Hope your week is going well so far!

We have a new color challenge for you to play along with the Nachos this week. Now, if you don't know, Melon Mambo is one of my favorite colors! Pairing it with Early Espresso and Marina Mist is gorgeous!  Oh my goodness, I'll be using this combo more often.  I hope it inspires you to join us, can't wait to see what you create!

I also followed the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch as I love the banners! Told 'ya I still love banners! Love the final result of this card. 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Until next time. 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sunday Stamps Banners!

Happy Sunday Stampers! Happy first Sunday of November! Can't believe how quickly the year is going! I'm hosting this week's sketch challenge at Sunday Stamps and it's all about banners.  I still love creating with banners.  Hope you will have a chance to play along with us!  Can't wait to see what you create.

And while you're checking out our Sunday Stamps blog, please leave some blog love for my fellow Designers. Hope their creations inspire you. 

Thanks for stopping by today, until next time.