Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mojo Monday 207

I have been itching to craft so badly, but it's just not happening for me!  We are temporarily living in my parents' house while we have our first home ever built!  It's wonderful, but there just isn't anywhere to put my stuff unless I want to set up in the garage, which, in Texas during the summer, is not the best idea!!!  Too darn hot!  We did finally get our shipment which contained some of my crafting supplies, but I couldn't bring them all.  I never realized how truly dependent I am on my punches until I didn't have free access to them!  I'm completely lost!  I did manage to bring my Big Shot and all my dies, though, so that's something.  However, there are times when you absolutely MUST have your punches!  I am trying really hard to eek out some stamping time and space, but it's rough!  Please bear with me during this transition and understand that my posts will be sporadic for the next few months.  For those of you who choose to stick around, I will have some blog candy once we are moved in to our home and I have my craft room set up (YES!!!  I get my very own craft room!!!) and all of my stamping goodness together in one place!  Thanks so much!!!

Now on to what you're really here for!  For this particular card, I really wanted/needed my Extra Large Oval punch.  I did manage with an oval cut from the Ovals die, but it wasn't quite the same!  Just a smidge too small, but it worked.

Here's the Mojo Monday 207 sketch that worked from.

It's a great sketch!  I absolutely love it and the samples over at the Mojo Monday Blog are phenomenal!!!

Here's my card.  I did deviate from the sketch a touch, but overall am quite happy with how my card turned out.

Happiest Birthday Wishes Stamp Set (Hostess - W-122615, C-122617)
Concord Crush Card Stock (119792)
Melon Mambo Card Stock (115320)
Cheerful Treat Designer Series Paper (Hostess - 122381)
Concord Crush Stampin' Write Marker (123002 - 2010-2011 In Color Markers sold as a set of 5)

Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker (121074)
Brights Brads (119740)
Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (123130)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

More to Come

Oh how I WISH I could show you what I've been working on today!  You can find out soon enough if you sign up for UStamp with Dawn and Friends Paper Parade 2011!!!  The link is in my sidebar!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Monkeys, Monkeys Everywhere

I mentioned in my last post that I'm going to be an Aunt again!  I'm so excited!  I absolutely LOVE babies.  Now that mine are growing up (they're 11 and 14) I am always in the market to borrow one from a friend or neighbor for a few hours to get my "fix", so I can't wait for our newest addition to arrive!  Unfortunately, for now, they live several hundred miles away so I won't get to see him as much as I'd like.

Yesterday, I shared a card I made for my mom to give to the mother-to-be at her baby shower today.  Today, I'm going to share the card I made.  I was totally and completely inspired by this card created by mum of 2+2 at Splitcoaststampers!  I think her card is AMAZING and since the theme of my nephew's nursery is going to be monkeys it was absolutely perfect! 

My new nephew's name is Dawson, so the card had to be fairly long for his name to fit.  I made a rather odd sized card -- 8 1/2" x 2 3/4".  I figured after she opens the gift and reads the card I can ask her for it back so I can frame it for her and have it ready for her to take with her when she stops by our house on her way back home in two weeks.  I saw a 3 x 9 frame at Wal-Mart that would be perfect for it! 

Fox & Friends Stamp Set (W-117020; C-118565)
Early Espresso Classic Ink (119670)
Wild Wasabi 8 1/2" x 11" Card Stock (108641)
Marina Mist 8 1/2" x 11" Card Stock (119682)
Whisper White 8 1/2" x 11" Card Stock (100730)
Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119257)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Medium Sizzlits Die (115951)
Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (117335)
1 1/4" Square Punch (119865)
1 3/8" Square Punch (119877)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Easy Baby Card

I really, really didn't like the Fun & Fast Notes set, so when I saw that Stampin' Up! came out with a similar set I wasn't too excited.  However, I have to say that the Easy Events stamp set is absolutely ADORABLE!  I never thought I'd like, much less love, this type of set (although I have to say that I really did love the set a few years back that had the little owl with the Whoo! Hoo! sentiment -- can't think of the name right now). 

My brother-in-law and sister-in-law are expecting their first baby around Christmas and the baby shower is this weekend.  My mom needed a card, so I quickly threw one together.  And by quickly, I mean it took me less than five minutes to make this card!  Thanks in large part to the Stampin' Up! Note Cards!  These are fantastic for throwing a quick card together! 

So Saffron Classic Ink (105213)
Baja Breeze Classic Ink (111833)
Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink (105216)
Staz-On Ink (101406)
Note Cards (107311)
Baja Breeze 8-1/2" x 11" Card Stock (111352)
Watercolor Paper (122959)
Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper (124339)
2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch (118874)
1-3/4" Circle Punch (119850)
Blender Pen (102845)
Paper-Piercing Tool (116631)

Thanks for stopping by!!! 

Friday, September 2, 2011

My Digital Studio Creative Contest

Stampin’ Up! invites YOU to participate in their digital design contest using Stampin’ Up!’s My Digital Studio digital artwork! Let the Contest Begin!

■It’s open to all demonstrators and customers who have access to My Digital Studio in the US, Puerto Rico, and Canada (excluding Quebec). Demonstrators and customers will be judged separately; ten finalists—five customers and five demonstrators—will be chosen by Stampin’ Up! judges, and the public will choose six winners--three customers and three demonstrators--via online voting.

■Submit your entry to To enter the contest you will need to design one digital card and one single-page layout using ONLY My Digital Studio product. Submit all samples along with your full name, address, daytime phone number, and demonstrator ID number (if applicable). Include a photo release form (if applicable).

■Finalists will receive $100 US/$125 CAN in FREE My Digital Studio digital downloads from Stampin’ Up! and winners will receive $400 US/$500 CAN in free downloads! Winnings will not be combined. For example, if you are a winner you will not get the finalists’ prize plus the winners’ prize. Winners and finalists will also receive a digital pin for their DBWS site (for demonstrators), personal blog, or Facebook page.

Please click on the link in my sidebar for more information, including contest rules!!! 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

My Top 10 Favorites from the New Holiday Mini!!!

New Holiday Mini Catalog -- Stampin' Up!

By now most of you have received a copy of the Holiday Mini Catalog. If you have not, please let me know and I'll get one out to you right away. If you would like to view the catalog online, click on the link in my sidebar. 

I love the Holiday Mini Catalog!  End of year holidays are my favorites!  In fact, it's a toss-up between Halloween and Christmas for me as to which is my absolute favorite.  The Holiday Mini has something for everyone!  There is a suite for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

My Top Ten Favorites are:

10. Kraft Gift Box (124106) $2.95 (food safe - so perfect for cookies!)
Kraft Gift Box - by Stampin' Up!
9.  Cellphane Bags (124134) $2.50 - great for candy (especially M&M's)

1 x 8 Cellophane Bag - by Stampin' Up!
8.  Dear Santa Stamp Set (W 123832) $14.95; (C 123834) $11.95

Dear Santa Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
7.  It's a Wrap Holidays Stamp Set (W 122770) $27.95 (C 122772) $19.95.  What a great way to wrap those yummy nuggets for gift giving! 

It's a Wrap Holidays Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!

6.  Stocking Builder Punch (124095) $16.95

Stocking Builder Punch - by Stampin' Up!

And it just wouldn't be the same without the:
  • Stitched Stocking Stamp Set (W 123782) $27.95; (C 123784) $19.95
Stitched Stockings - by Stampin' Up!
5.  Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' Kit (124007) $21.95

Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' Kit - by Stampin' Up!

4.  Holiday Stocking Bigz Die (124098) $32.95
    Holiday Stocking Bigz L Die - by Stampin' Up!
  • You can make fun holidays stockings with paper, fabric, felt and more!
And it wouldn't be complete without the:
  • Stocking Accents Original Die (124099) $17.95

    • Stocking Accents Originals Die - by Stampin' Up!
    3. Holly Berry Bouquet Product Suite
      • Pines & Poinsettias Stamp Set (W 123762) $19.95 (C 123764) $14.95
      Pines & Poinsettias - by Stampin' Up!

      • Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty Designer Series Paper (124004) $12.95
      Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty Designer Series Paper - by Stampin' Up!

      • Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabric (124065) $9.95

      • Designer Buttons (125636) $5.95
      Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Buttons - by Stampin' Up!

      2. Spice Cake Product Suite
      • Gently Falling Stamp Set (W 123802) $39.95 (C 123804) $28.95
      Gently Falling - by Stampin' Up!
      • Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (124003) $10.95
      Spice Cake Designer Series Paper - by Stampin' Up!
      • Spice Cake Designer Fabric (124066) $9.95
      Spice Cake Designer Fabric - by Stampin' Up!
      • Designer Button (124113) $7.95 -- These buttons are super fun!!! 
      • Spice Cake Designer Buttons - by Stampin' Up!
      1.  Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334) $29.95
      • It has score tracks every 1/8" inch
      • It has a stylus (instead of a plastic blade for scoring) that clips right onto your scoring board for easy storage!
      • It has markers that you place for easy scoring -- great for mass producing projects!
      • Simply Scored  - by Stampin' Up!

        There you have it - didn't I tell you I loved, loved, loved the Holiday Mini catalog? I have to say, I could go on and on wih my list of favorites.  There is very little in the new catalog that I can live without!  How about you - what are you favorites?

      Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabric - by Stampin' Up!