Sunday, May 31, 2009

A little MoJo a lotta late:)

Ok, so this is the sketch for Mojo Monday. Yep, it was LAST weeks sketch. Had it done by Wednesday I think, but no time to post it. So yep, it's a whole latta late!

After much consideration, I decided to try my hand at the accordian flower. Now I know why you should use SU!'s POP UP GLUE DOTS! They make life SO much easier! I tried another brand, and it worked, but was so time consuming and I had to use SEVERAL! Needless to say, this is one of those mental notes you make about using what the recipe calls for :)

Also, sorry about the pictures! I guess I have a hair on my lens! I'll have to clean that too I guess. And it sure is crooked! I must confess, it was a long hard day of yard work. After tilling up a garden, my arms and hands are still shaking!
So I used Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Gable Green, and the DSP is from M@#$%'s. Don't know why I just cant say Michael's since I say SU!. So there! I said it!~ Buttons are SU! too.
The "flower" is quiet large and would be nearly impossible to mail. So I would say this is a great card to give in person w/o an envelope.
With work winding down, I hope to post more often and participate in more challenges. If you have one that you are fond of, please share it with me and I'll give it a try!
Winks & Wishes,

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Stampin Campin Dates!

Mark your calendars! I've set the dates for June and July!

Monday June 1st

Friday July 10th

Winks & Wishes!

Friday, May 15, 2009

And the WINNER IS!!!!!!!!!!!

We had our May Stamp camp tonight and boy was it fun! Everyone got to play with my new Big Shot! The oohs and aahs were nearly as good as on the 4th of July! I must say, it's quite addictive and I have played with it nearly every day. I will try to post some pictures in the next few days for those of you who couldn't make it.

Jane! Jane, you must be the luckiest gal in town! Jane won a FREE Classic Ink SU! ink pad for visiting my blog (aka blog candy).

From the feedback, it was a fun game. A few glitches I need to work on, and will have them taken care of soon. Thank you to all who played. Keep checking back as I will be adding camp dates, tips and techniques, and other stuff as I come across it.

Well, I'm plum worn out! So glad to see all who could make it! Also, I forgot to ask what techniques you would like next. Just shoot me an email with your ideas, questions or concerns and I'll answer best as I can.

Winks & Wishes

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Sweetest Thing....

WOW! I actually was able to post the sketch too! I'm so proud of myself lol~
My Card:

Sweet Sunday Sketch.

I seem to have a bad habit of layering too much, adding too much bling, too many dimensionals. Look at past posts and you'll get the picture :) I'm the perverbiable kid in the candy store! That is why I LOVE Sweet Sunday Sketches. Karen does an excellent job in designing simple sketches that can easily be modified to your taste, ability, supplies, and desire. And in my case, a chance to tone it down. A teacher used to say to so many students, but never me :), "Use the Art of RESTRAINT". Now I'm FINALLY listening! lol~

The recipe for this sketch is as followes;
Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, Bordering blue, and Whisper White SU! card stock. Using the coordinating inks, I distressed the Brocade Blue and swiped my Classic ink across the Bordering Blue for a nice simple texture effect. I used the retired stamp set Beautiful Beach (I think that's the name?). I kept the dimensionals to one layer, can you believe that? It is a perfect Father's Day card, manly birthday card, or really when ever you need adult card.

I hope you enjoy my posts. I have been busy today! Three challenges in one day, and I am so happy with the results! For more information on Karens challenge, visit her blog at

There are still 2 other challenges and sketches I would like to try this week so check back. You never know what I'm up to these days!

Winks & Wishes


Diva Coffee Break Challenge

I'm back with another great blog to check out! Diva Coffee Break Designs, are somewhat exclusive to SU! products which is great! Because they have LOTS of followers who participate in the weekly challenges who know multiple techniques for all that SU! has to offer! So if you don't know how to use it, chances are someDIVA on the blog will! And who doesn't want to know how to multi purpose all their craft products?

Here's my card for their challenge.

Well, I have more challenges to try, cards to make, and sleep to fit in somewhere tonight!

Winks & Wishes,


My First Our Creative Corner Challenge

This week there are many firsts. I somehow stumbled across several great blogs that offer challenges. This great blog, Our Creative Corner just happened to be one of them! They have a different sketch every week with a great design team that is sure to inspire!

At the present time, I am drawn to talented artists that use Copic markers. Loretta Lock,, has a really cute card she colored with Copics. I will have to further browse her blog for tips and tricks!

The recipe for this is so a jumbled mix of things...Spellbinders (my new tool i just got!) nestibilities in oval and scalloped oval. Pearls and the stamp are from HL. And staying true to my SU! roots, the DSP is Raspberry Tart with Cameo Coral,(a color I've never used), Whisper White, Basic Black with Basic Balck ink.
I have a couple other challenges I will be posting. Check back to check out what I've been up to!
Winks & Wishes!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Campin at My House!


Ok, not your typical in the woods with all the creepy crawlers and bite-ems kinda campin! Stamp Campin! The BEST possible kind of campin!
Where: My house
When: Friday 15th OR Monday 18th
Time: Friday @ 7 OR Monday @ 6:30
Please leave me a comment to let me know if you'll be there!

I have decided to play a little game this time, sneaky I know! If you check my blog, read this, AND post a comment in the comment box,
you will be put into a drawing for a FREE CLASSIC STAMP PAD from Stampin' Up! (color of your choice)

Can't wait to see who posts!

Winks & Wishes!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

MoJo Monday....on Mother's Day!

A Wise Ol Owl once told do a MoJo on Mother's Day! So, who am I to argue with that! This is my little Owl card for Monday's challenge. Seems like this week came and went before I even realized it. Not surprised though, anytime we have sunny weather, the time seems to fly!

Thru these challenges I have found I LOVE to layer! Seems the more layers I can get on a card, the happier I am. this card has 12 layers! Whoot new? ( little owl humor there~sorry:)

I would love to be able to tell you the name of this set, however I can not. Bought it at a big box store real cheap as I have never used clear stamps before. I'm not sure I like them as well as rubber. I did like being able to see exactly where I was stamping. My biggest issue is that the ink doesn't stick to the plastic very well and the image seems like there wasn't enough ink for a solidly stamped image. Does this make ANY SENSE? If you know why or can give me some tips on how to stamp a more saturated image with these type of stamps, let me know! I'd love to be schooled on it!

I just found Copic Markers, well not really. I have been "deciding" on if I should purchase some or if the good ol SU! markers will do. The SU! markers just don't produce the same results I have been looking for, so I have invested some cashola into quality markers again.

I love Copics, but I'm not happy with the results of this card. Again I think it's because of the type of stamp I used.

So, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Brown, and Ivory SU! card stock. The DSP is from DWSP Green Stack (70% recycled paper. YEA EARTH!:)

Lot's of dimensionals were used, again 12 LAYERS! Gotta use LOTTA dimensionals! Um, yep used a punch by Fiskars. Love that too! :) Let's see...missing something I'm sure....Oh! Ribbon, Apricot Appeal grosgrain ribbon.

Alrighty then! This was MoJo Mother's Day Style! Hope you enjoy reading a little of my madness. I'd love to know I'm not in the madness alone!

Winks & Wishes!

Monday, May 4, 2009

So many great things, So little time!

Well, It's Monday....again. And I am wondering when am I going to find some time to make some projects this week. Mojo Monday was just posted and it has a great sketche! Cinema Saturday posted Saturday, (and I guessed the movie right YEA ME!) and would love to make something for that one too! Then theres the Sweet Sunday Sketch....a simple sketch that I can really push myself on.....BUT WHERE IS THE TIME I NEED???

Baseball started up and with games and practices 3-4 times a week, I'm gone nearly every night. Gymnastics will start soon too, not to mention yard work, the holiday weekend, family commitments, oh yeah and that thing called work (which I truly love as it's another creative outlet)....make the time tick off faster than a mouse fleeing for his life from a cat!

So, what shall I do????? Hum...any suggestions?

Winks & wishes!
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