Saturday, September 27, 2008

Project Rudolph bags

giftI've been making bags for Project Rudolph. I kept them fairly simple because she needs about 7,000 decorated lunch bags. I'm just doing what I can probably about 200 bags. If you would love to help with Project Rudolph Tawny is still in need of decorated lunch bags and letters from children and adults. You can read all about her Project Rudolph here. When she arrived here in Germany two years ago she wanted to give back to the men and women that are in Iraq and are transitioning through Ramstein PAX termanal or those who are being seen for medical care at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center from Iraq. She hands out and mails downrange these decorated lunch bags with various goodies to let the men and women know that we care about them and are deeply grateful for their sacrifices. I would love it if you could help her meet her goal. Please read the article and decide if you can help in one way or another. If you want you can link my blog into your blog to spread the word. It's almost October so the sooner these are sent to her the better!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Sweet day...

Our Creative Challenge, Stampin' Up! Crazy For CupcakesWell two days in a row of posting a card what do you know? Life has once again picked back up and so I've not stamped in a while. I have urges to stamp all the time but when I can fit it into my schedule is the problem. I really liked the sketch challenge over on Our Creative Corner blog a few weeks ago but never had a chance to play so I've sat down and finally made a card for it. I picked my cardstock color choices from this ribbon that I've had FOREVER and have never used. I know it's kinda summery colors but there's no law that says we have to use fall/winter colors because we're in Fall season right? I used my new Crazy For Cupcakes stamp set by Stampin' Up! If you're interested in purchasing it let me know because I'm a SU demonstrator. Thanks for looking!

supplies: YoYo Yellow, Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore & Whisper White cardstock, Crazy For Cupcakes stamp set by Stampin' Up!, Noir black palette & Real Read ink, Argyle Cuttlebug embossing folder, sponges, and ribbon

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Cutie Patootie friends

This Mistletoe Pixies image by Stampendous is one of my favorite Christmas stamps. I love how the two are so snuggly. This is my October Christmas card that I will have for Christmas card class in a few weeks. I just ordered some more of the background paper because I love it so much! The background paper is by Sandylion called Let It Snow. I found it at the arts & crafts center at another base near here.

supplies: Bravo Burgandy, Bordering Blue, Kraft & Whisper White cardstock, Noir black palette ink, Stampin' Up's stampin write markers, blue & white polka dot organdy ribbon, Sandylion Let It Snow background paper

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Bad or Fattening?

Of course I'm posting on a Wednesday don't you know it's Splitcoaststampers sketch challenge Wednesday? :) This cute little card is my contribution to sketch #194. I love this mini Inkadinkadoo Bad or Fattening stamp set. I bought it over at All That Scraps a few months ago. I used the Stampin' Up! Cutie Pie paper that is no longer available. Boohoo! Well take a look and enjoy! Don't those little cupcakes look delicious?

Supplies: So Saffron, Bashful Blue & Purely Pomegranate cardstock, Palette Noir ink, Inkadinkadoo Bad or Fattening mini stamp set, Lemonade twill ribbon, circle punches, Prima flower, Stampin' Up! black Vintage brad

My Catch All Can

As I was doing a ceiling to floor cleaning of my kitchen and dining room last week. I came across this Starbucks cocoa can I had lying around. It was black so I thought it will be perfect to dress it up and use it as my new catch all can on my new craft table that I'll be bringing into the house tomorrow. I decorated it pretty simple just wanted to keep things simple. I will use this can on my table to put pens, bone folders, markers, scissors, etc while I'm stamping. Then I'll put them in their rightful places later. But at least they won't be rolling around the table as I try to work. I used a flower chipboard piece by Stampin' Up! and I covered it with Basic Black cardstock. I used circle punches, and Taylor Tots to decorate it. The raspberry twill ribbon is from Taylored Expressions.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Thanks Over & Over

SplitcoastGood Wednesday morning everyone! This is my card for the SCS sc#193. I used several Stampin' Up! markers to color in the daisy image. The image is by TAC. I used some scrapbook paper by Fancy Pants Designs. Thanks for taking a look!

supplies: Daisy stamp by TAC, Circle of Friendship stamp set by Stampin' Up!, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, & Whisper White cardstock, Fancy Pants Design scrapbook paper called True Blue, Earth Elements button, Nestabilities

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Owl Happiness

WiseI check in on Tamara's card sketches pretty often but I hardly have time lately to participate. So this last sketch #60 I did! I really like the 4 panels on the card background so I gave it shot. I used some scrapbook paper by Fancy Pants Designs. I am in love with the Wise Owl set by Papertrey Ink. It was my first time inking that stamp set up. I love all the phrases that come in the set. I did make color my owl to be a girl owl in pretty pink. I gave her belly and eyelids some glitter using the Fruit Punch stickles. I have a horrible headache this morning and I was really hoping to get outside to start painting my used craft table I purchased recently. Right now I'm doing all my stamping on a little desk and it's just not enough room. A lady I know here was selling a farmer's style table, she used it as her kitchen table. I loved the look of it and bought it. I've stripped the paint off of it, now it needs to be re-painted. I'm hoping to get it done before this weekend. I'll be posting pics of my craft room once my new curtains are hung and my craft table is finished! I'm so excited.

supplies: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip & Soft sky cardstock, Chocolate Chip ink, Fancy Pants scrapbook paper, Photo corner punch, Blender pens, Fruit Punch stickles, Earth Element Watercolor crayons, Doodlebug button

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Blog is getting a facelift

Hi everyone! I just wanted to let everyone know I'm trying to update the look of my blog. Giving it a facelift! I'm not done adding back in the buttons and making it look like it did before. I had a hard time getting the header to fit just right and still getting it to fit just right. Who knows by the time I'm actually done it may look more different. :) I felt it needed some personalitiy and I was visiting someone's blog last week and noticed her cute layout so I went to the website she purchased it on and bought one of my own too. Thanks for bearing with me!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Time Spent with Friends

Today is Manuel's first day of Kindergarten so here I am sitting at home and it's a little strange not having him around. I will post pics soon of his first day. I made this card because it's rainy here today yucky wet weather! I wanted something bright and sunny. Summer is almost over so I figured I'd knock one more summer card out. I found this cute Bo Bunny Shabby Princess collection designer paper called Ella Dot with the cute polka dots on front, and the plaid on back. Well I'm off to figure out what to do with myself. Hope everyone has a great day!

Supplies: YoYo Yellow, Green Galore, Real Red & Whisper White cardstock, Bo Bunny Shabby Princess Ella Dot designer paper, Stampin' Up! Time Well Spent stamp set, Real Red & Green Galore ink, Prima flowers, Stampin' Up! vintage brads, Cuttlebug, Stampin' Up! ticket punch, Green & white polka dot organdy ribbon & pop dots