Monday, August 31, 2009

MOJO Monday Week 102

Happy Monday!

Starting another week of Stamping! For this Monday's MOJO, I used one of my new Christmas stamp sets, Delightful Decorations by Stampin' Up. This stamp set is in the new Stampin' Up's Holiday Mini Catalog that runs from September 1, 2009 - January 4, 2010. So, we have plenty of time to play with these lovely stamps before they are gone.

All materials are Stampin' Up's except, Spellbinder's Nestabillities. Here is a close-up of where I used the new Frost White Shimmer Paint and the new Textured Impressions Folder Petals-A-Plenty.

Have a Great Night and remember to check out the new Holiday Mini Catalog!

Materials Used:

  • Delightful Decorations and Four the Holidays Stamp Set (Holiday Mini Catalog)
  • Ruby Red Stampin' Pad
  • Sahara Sand, Ruby Red, Whisper White cardstock, and Holiday Lounge DSP
  • Hodgepodge Hardware
  • 3/4", 1", and 1-1/4" Circle Punch
  • Ornament Punch (Holiday Mini Catalog)
  • Frost White Shimmer Paint (Holiday Mini Catalog)
  • Whisper White Organza Ribbon
  • Spellbinder's Nestabillities Classic Scalloped Circles Large

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Happy Bird Day!

Here is a sketch for you to try by Jen del Muro. This is my first time participating, but, not the first time using her sketches.

My inspiration for this card came from Miami, Florida and it's beautiful beaches. It's all about flamingos, palm trees, beaches, etc... This stamp set was just perfect. Unfortunetly, I won't be able to enjoy any of that stuff. It will be a short trip to attend my younger sisters' baby shower. My older sister, Coralia, will be celebrating another birthday this September. This card will be going to her.

To make this card, I used the new In-Color crushed curry from Stampin' Up and their new DSP, Pink Flamingo with the matching retired stamp set Tickled Pink. Love these tropical colors.

To my wonderful SIS!!!

Materials Used:

  • Stampin' Up's Tickled Pink Stamp Set (retired)
  • Stampin' Up Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Tempting Turquoise, Cameo Coral cardstock, and Pink Flamingo DSP
  • Stampin' Up's Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon
  • Stampin' Up's Ticket Corner Punch
  • Taylored Expression Snow White Cardstock
  • Mement Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
  • Copic Markers
  • Dew Drops
  • Prima Flower

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Howdy Cowboy

Today we are going to a kids birthday party (my friends son) and I decided to make him a card. I normally don't make cards for kids birthdays, but, this time I decided to go ahead and make one. It hurts me to pay for a card knowing that I have all the materials to make one.
I found this retired one from Stampin' Up, Cowboy Kid that has never been touched. I also used Stampin' Up's retired cardstock and retired DSP that went very well with the stamp set. I went through some sketches I had printed a while back and used one from Taylored Expressions TECC53 .

Here is my Howdy creation.

Gotta go and get the kids ready for the birthday party.

Happy Saturday!

Materials Used:

  • Stampin' Up's In Color Blue Bayou, and River Rock Cardstock (retired)
  • Stampin' Up's Western Sky DSP (retired)
  • Stampin' Up's Hodgepodge Hardware Styled Silver
  • Stampin' Up's Ribbon Originals Elementary
  • Stampin' Up's Cutter Kit
  • Stampin' Up's Ticket Corner Punch
  • Taylored Expressions Snow White cardstock
  • Tim Holtz Antique Linen ink pad
  • Copic Markers

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Halloween Theme-PPA5

Wow, I've been in the Halloween Spirit!!! This is my third Halloween card I've made this month.
This week I participated in Pals Paper Arts Halloween theme challenge. I used Sweet Centers stamp set from Stampin' Up along with sweet treat cups. I've seen lots of sample cards on many blogs and splitcoaststampers using these two items together and they are wonderful. I used the Cast-A-Spell DSP and a window sheet from Day and Night DSP from Stampin' Up over the DSP. It looks great. Also, what I like about this card is using Halloween confetti on the sweet treat cups that I bought at Joann Fabric's dollar spot. That's a bargain!!!

Here is my creation for this week's challenge.

Here's a close-up where you can see Chills & Thrills Rub-Ons (Stampin' Up retired product) on the sweet treat cup. You can also see the googly eyes on the stamp image.

Have a Great Night and keep posting amazing cards in the stamping world!

Materials Used:

  • Stampin' Up's Sweet Centers Stamp Set
  • Stampin' Up's Basic Black, Perfect Plum carstock and DSP
  • Stampin' Up's Perfect Plum Ink Pad
  • Stampin' Up's Rhinestone Brads
  • Stampin' Up's Pumpkin Pie 1-1/4"Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Stampin' Up's Chills & Thrills Rub-Ons (retired)
  • Stampin' Up's Ticket Corner Punch
  • Stampin' Up's Top Note Die
  • Sweet Treat Cups
  • Googly Eyes

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Baby Gift Box

I made this gift box for my younger sister Lucia, who is expecting a baby girl this December. We're also preparing for her Baby Shower and these are the colors we will be decorating with. Brown, Pink, and White. I've been buying her lots of baby stuff wherever I find the GREAT bargains. One of the things I love to shop for girls is hair bows. My daughter Sophia has a collection. So, I might actually be filling up this gift box with lots of them.

I bought all the materials at Michaels to make this project except, the rhinestones and the chocolate chip cardstock.

With this close-up you can see the rhinestones on every circle of the ribbon.

Can't wait to show her with great goodies inside (for the baby)!

Materials Used:

  • me & my Big ideas Baby specialty cardstock (bought at Michaels)
  • Ribbon bought at Michaels
  • Rhinestones
  • Stampin' Up's Chocolate Chip cardstock

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #36

Another great sketch from Lord Have Mercy!

How about some Strawberries! This card I truly dedicate to my beautiful daughter Sophia. Today was the first day of school for my 8 year old boy and she totally behaved all day. The day went by so smooth. Since she loves strawberries, I made this card thinking of her. Now we'll be taking a trip to the grocery store to buy her some strawberries since she ate the last batch and always asking for more.

Thank You Berry Much Sophia for being Great today!

Materials Used:

  • Taylored Expressions Berries and Cherries
  • Dew Drops
  • Stampin' Up's Ticket Corner Punch
  • Stampin' Up's Paper Piercing Tool
  • Copic Markers

Monday, August 24, 2009

Trick or Treat-MOJO Monday Week 101

I just love the way this card came out. One of my favorite colors is purple and orange ! Today, I got a box of goodies from Stampin' Up that I had ordered last week and decided to use Cast-A-Spell Designer Paper. I looked through my new stamp sets to see which one would go perfect and found this one, Holiday Best. This is a Level 1 stamp set and I think I will definately use it alot.

Here is my creation which I completed right before the kids went to bed.

Here's a close-up of the card where you can see how I used daubers to ink up the edges of the ribbon and greeting. I also used the Cutter Kit using the 7-sided distressing tool on the edges of the the Perfect Plum and Basic Black Cardstock.

Have a Great Night!

Materials Used:

  • Stampin' Up's Basic Black, Perfect Plum, Whisper White cardstock, and Cast-A-Spell DSP
  • Stampin' Up's Holiday Best Level 1 Stamp Set
  • Stampin' Up's Ticket Corner Punch
  • Stampin' Up's Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Stampin' Up's Basic Black Ink Pad
  • Stampin' Up's Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Perfect Plum Stampin' Write Markers
  • Daubers
  • Dew Drops
  • Cuttlebug's Spiderweb Embossing Folder

Friday, August 21, 2009

MOJO Monday Week 100-Day 2

Happy Friday!!!

Doesn't this card go with all you ladies in the house? What inspired me to use everything on this card was that today is tax-free weekend in Texas and everyone is shopping like crazy. So, I thought using this Shop-a-holic stamp set from unity Stamp company went perfectly well for today's theme. I actually bought this stamp set and Shopping Bags patterned paper from Karen Foster Design thinking of my wonderful sister and younger cousin. Well, let me tell you that this is exactly what describes them. Can't wait to give this card to one of them. I shouldn't talk because we all LOVE to shop specially, in this Stamping World.

I'm off to celebrate this Friday evening!

Materials Used:

  • unity Stamp company Shop-a-holic Stamp Set
  • Shopping Bags Patterned Paper from Karen Foster Design
  • Sizzix Embossing Folder
  • Icicle Stickles
  • Stampin' Up' Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Pink Passion, Crushed Curry Cardstock
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
  • Stampin' Up's Regal Rose 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Stampin' Up's Rhinestone Brads
  • Stampin' Up's 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch

Thursday, August 20, 2009

MOJO Monday Week 100-Day 1

Yummy Yummy Yummy, I've got Ice Cream in my tummy! :)

Doesn't this card look YUMMY? It's been so hot in Texas these days that it makes you want to eat some ICE CREAM!

My inspiration to make this card came from the Our Craft Lounge's Life is Sweet stamp set. Getting to use these great colors made me love it even more.

Here is a close-up of the card. You can see where I used the crystal effect from Stampin' Up on the hot fudge. I also used Stampin' Up's Brights Beads for the sprinkles.

Materials Used:

  • our Craft Lounge Life is Sweet stamp set
  • Doodlebug designer papers from the Sweet Treats & Confections Collections (Cup Cakes Collection from Taylored Expressions)
  • Dew Drops
  • Copic Markers
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
  • Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
  • Stampin' Up Soft Suede, Whisper White, Pink Passion cardstock
  • Stampin' Up Scallop Circle, Ticket Corner, 1/16"handheld, 1" circle, 1-1/4" circle Punches
  • Stampin' Up Scallop Circle #2 Bigz Die
  • Stampin' Up Soft Suede 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Stampin' Up Crystal Effects
  • Stampin' Up Brights Beads (retired)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #34

Lord Have Mercy, here I come!!!

Here is another new sketch I'm trying out from Lord Have Mercy! I'm really enjoying trying different sketches and this one has been very nice, simple, and quick. So, instead of making a card, I decided to make a 6x6 scrapbook page of my daughter Sophia who just turned three. The color of the dress coordinated perfectly with the designer paper I used. I purchased all of the materials at one of my favorite places I go to . Archivers! Except, for the big flower which I purchased at Hobby Lobby.

Here is my creation. As you can see it is very nice and simple. It only took me about 5-10 minutes to make. It also adds another page to my scrapbook album which I'm so behind.

Here is a close-up of how big and so pretty the flower is.

Materials Used:

  • Giggle Kids Girl Fun Flowers, flower grid designer paper by Making Memories
  • Lemonade Paper Pad
  • Flower Blossoms by the Paper Studio
  • Giggle Kids puffy stickers by Making Memories
  • Stampin' Up's Rose (retired) grosgrain ribbon

Monday, August 10, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 99

Happy Monday Everyone In My Stamping World!

I went to Archiver's and saw that there was this sale on the Ancenstral products which gave you also free stuff (yeah!). So, I bought $20 worth of products and got my free Birthday Party Mini Album Kit! Check out Archivers website to see if there's one in your area. They have great merchandise for all your crafty needs.

Here is my creation for this week's Mojo Monday card for this week.

Here is a close-up of my card so you can see that I used my sewing machine. I'm such a rookie that I can't even sew a straight line. But, it still looks NICE. I kept my sewing machine visible in my craft room to remind me to use it more often.

Materials Used:

  • Ancestral Clear Stamps by TPC Studio
  • Ancestral Key Stripe, Tapestry, & Bird Flourish designer paper by TPC Studio
  • Ancestral Metal Accents
  • Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip and Naturals Ivory card stock
  • Stampin' Up Vintage Brads
  • Stampin' Up Wide Organdy Ivory Ribbon (retired)
  • Stampin' Up Soft Suede 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Stampin' Up Round Tab Punch
  • ColorBox Classic Pigment Cat's Eye ink pads
  • Sewing Machine

By the way, check-out all my previous posts. My very nice husband took time to fix all my pictures. Now when you click on the pictures you'll actually get a close-up of them.

Thanks Honey!!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge 2

I started with another sketch challenge from Pals Paper Arts. I was reading through one of my favorite blogs I read of Mary Fish and she happens to be among the group of Stampin' Up Demonstrators who have this website. So, I decided to try something different this time using these awesome sketches. Luckily, I received my Stampin' Up pre-order from the Holiday Mini Catalog today and got a little excited knowing I had more toys to play with. Even better to start this new sketch. I decided to use the halloween stamp set, Twick or Tweet and Night and Day DSP. I used all Stampin' Up products.

Here is what I came up with.

Materials Used:

  • Basic Black, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie cardstock, and Night and Day DSP
  • Twick or Tweet Stamp Set
  • Fire Circles Rhinestone Brads
  • Pumpkin Pie 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Cutter Kit
  • Paper Piercing Tool
  • Creamy Caramel and Close to Cocoa Stampin' Markers
  • Dimensionals
  • Basic Black Ink Pad
  • Scallop Edge Punch
  • Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates
Have a Great Weekend!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Grandmother's Birthday

Finally, I finished my Grandmother's Birthday card and this week's MOJO Monday 98. I kept thinking alot of what stamp set to use to make my Grandmother's Birthday card so special. I wanted to make it fun for her this year to bring her spirit up since she's been sick with her asthma and a few colds. She lives in Miami, Fl. and that is why I used this stamp set. It couldn't go wrong at all along with Stampin' Up's Pink Flamingo DSP. I just LOVE the way the card came out!
To my Wonderful Grandmother also known as "MAMI".

Here is a Close-Up to have a better look at how the Stickles made the card look even better with some bling.

Materials Used:
  • Crafty Cling Rubber Stamps - Beauty and the Beach
  • Stampin' Up's Felicidades Siempre stamp set
  • Stampin' Up's Summer Sun, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Whisper White cardstock, and Pink Flamingo DSP
  • Stampin' Up's Crushed Curry 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Stampin' Up's Ticket Corner Punch
  • Solar White cardstock
  • Dew Drops
  • Candy Cane Stickles
  • Copic Markers
  • Sizzix Embossing Folder

Have a Wonderful Night!