Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Oh boy! Do I have lots to share with you today!! To begin with, this is my first card ever made with the Wiff of Joy Stamps. Isn't little Melinda Helping Angel adorable! She was so much fun to color, and put together, and I'm looking forward to making many, many cards with this sweet little girl. I had to get this particular stamps, because I can soooo relate to doing the dishes! I've spent my fair share of time washing, and drying, and I can't seem to get away from it!! Sheesh!! She's my soul sister!! *wink* Since I have so much to share, I'm not going to list a recipe for how I made this card. You can always email me if you want deets. Be sure to scroll down for a great sketch challenge, and a chance to win some blog candy from one of my favorite sweet sistahs!

I thought it would be fun to share this sketch challenge with you from Paper Craft Planet. It's an online paper craft community that I just discovered thanks to my friend Carloyn who invited me to come on over. I'm finding it a wonderful place to meet fellow addicts! LOL!! Well...you are all aware that this is an addiction! :-) Hop on over there and check the place out. I don't think you'll be disappointed! Happy surfing!! PCP shares a new sketch challenge every Saturday, so I will be sharing those with you to see what wonderful things we can create from these great layouts. To all you JC Sassy Stampers, why don't you try this sketch out, and bring your creation to share at our next stamp club meeting? Come on....give it a try!! :-)

I also want to let you know that my friend Kadie is having a little contest on her blog. She's asking for help with sentiments for a couple of Hanna cards she's making, and she's giving away blog candy on Friday for the winner of the contest. Please visit Kadies blog and leave her a comment with your ideas for sentiments. Free stamp sets are always a good incentive for creative thinking!!
Thanks for stopping by to visit today, as always have a beautiful day, and Happy Stamping!!!!!!!!

I'm Loving My Hanna's

I'm very new to the world of Hanna Stamps, but I'm am quickly falling in love with them! They are so much fun to color, and I'm finding wonderful ways to use them. This is yet another card made from my new set For the Soul. I have a couple more sets on their way to me, but today's a holiday, so no mail. :-( That's ok, though, because it's so important to take a day to recognize our veteran friends for the sacrifices and service they give to your great country! I took my time watercoloring this image, and let it dry in between adding color for more depth. I added crystal effects to the stained glass window to give it a pretty gloss, although it doesn't show up well in the picture. For the crosses, I cut out the center with a craft knife, and layered More Mustard designer paper under the cut outs. I still felt like the crosses needed something, and then I stumbled upon these gold rinestones that I'd purchased to use on Fall cards, and they nearly jumped onto the paper all by themselves! LOL!
I finished this card off with some horizontally placed ribbon for interest, and of course the sentiment using various punches and layering the assorted papers using dimensionals for added dimension. What a fun card this was to create! I hope you like it, and thanks for stopping by my blog today to visit! Have a blessed day!
Supply List:
Stamps - Hanna Stamps For the Soul, Gods Way (Retired SU)
Paper - Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, More Mustard and Riding Hood Red DSP
Ink - Black Stazon, Baja Breeze, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom, Creamy Caramel, Brilliant Blue, Riding Hood Red, Taken with Teal, Gable Green
Accessories - More Mustard Brads, Rinestones, More Mustard 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, various punches, crystal effects

Monday, November 10, 2008

Hanna Challenge

Hello, and happy Monday! The card I have to share with you today was made for the Hanna Stamps Challenge #2. The challenge was to make a baby card with non-traditional colors. I had this great Daisy D designer paper, and I thought the colors were perfect for this. I haven't used this retired Stampin' Up! set (Welcome Little One) for such a long time, and I'm pretty pleased with the way the card turned out using it. It would have preferred to use a Hanna stamp set for this challenge, but the only one I have so far is For the Soul, and I just couldn't make that one work. I do have more Hanna's on their way to me, so I'll have more than one set to play with soon. Woohoo!!
Thanks for stopping by today to take a peek, and please come back soon! Have a blessed day!
Supply List:
Stamps: Stampin' Up! Welcome Little One (retired), Weathered (retired)
Paper: Pacific Point textured card stock, Whisper White, Naturals Cream, Riding Hood Red, More Mustard, Daisy D Vintage Alphabet DP
Ink: Black Stazon, Not Quite Navy, Riding Hood Red, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Blush Blossom, Bravo Burgundy
Accessories: Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, Martha Steward Decorative Punch, Paper Piercing Tool

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

My First Hanna & Mary's Swap

Hello and good morning! Well it's been a few days since I've had time to sit down and actually create anything, but yesterday was my day!! I started stamping yesterday afternoon, and didn't stop until the wee hours of the morning! Here are a couple of the products of my endeavors. The first card is a birthday card I made using my first set of Hanna Stamps called For The Soul. I'm really liking the Hanna Stamps, and plan to take in their November release party on Thursday...especially since one of my swap buddies B-Gin-R (Sandra McLean) is one of their newest design team members! Sandra's cards are amazing, and her watercoloring is soooo gorgeous! Hop on over to her blog, Paper Funtastics and check out her creative talents. She's on my blog list.
This little card and recipe is what I came up with for Ohiomary's Baby It's Cold Outside Swap that she's hosting on splitcoaststampers. Mary had the wonderful idea to inspire our faithful group to create a card and incorporate a recipe into the card for our favorite soup/stew, or cold weather food. This was the first time I have tried to make a criss cross card, and were they ever fun!! Much easier than I thought they'd be!! They also work out perfectly for holding a 3x5 recipe card. I'll definitely be making more of these babies!!
On another note, please keep my DIL Cassidy and her mom in your prayers for safe travel. Cassidy and Katie left this morning for a tour of the Holy Land. They will be gone for 10 days, and while I know this is a wonderful opportunity for them, and they will see things that most of us will never get the chance to see, I still worry! They will be with a tour group, but with things so unsettled in our world, I figure the more thoughts and prayers going out to them the better!
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed the projects that I've shared. Have a beautiful day!!