Thursday, August 27, 2009

Color Throwdown #57

Good Afternoon,

What to do when your having computer issues.. Stamp of course! So that's what I am doing while I figure out my issues with my laptop once more lol... I am on my husband's computer so it might take me a little longer to post but I WILL try my best to keep it going.

Now on to my little card I made. Since I was feeling in a quiet mood I thought these colors were prefect to play with over at Color Throwdown:

I'm always up to the challenge aren't you? so this is what I came up with!

I do love my textured plates and wanted to try something so I stamped the flower from Inspired by nature with the colors for this week's throwdown. I actually like the effect it gave. What do you think?

I matted the main image with Bashful Blue and then a piece of Vellum and then used my Pixie Pink Marker to color the edges and to finish it off added two little gomments and brads. I think this card would be prefect for any occasion.

As always thank you so much for stopping by.

I am still trying to learn how to work around w/my husband's computer. SHHH I had to download editing software so I work w/my cards! lol

Materials :

Stamp: Inspired by Nature (111656)
Ink : Basful Blue(105111), Pixie Pink(105112), Certainly Celery(105106)
Carstock : Kraft(102125),Vellum(101839), Bashful Blue(105111)
Accessories : brads(109109),small gomments(114349),Stampin Up! Backgrounds-textured plates (114512)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

In the Eyes of the Beholder

Hello everyone,

Hope you are having a wonderful week so far. So this AM when I went to check out the Sketch of the week over at Mercy she had this to play with:

Then I got this idea what if I change that square into a circle? Then I thought well this would be prefect for my Technique Tuesday.

Also how I got the title of my post today I really think sketches are a wonderful source of showing what you see when you use one. As I did with my first card!

This is one of 2 of the cards that I made inspired by this sketch :

I had fun making this card as can you believe Halloween will soon be knocking at our door! Do you see those buttons.. Those are SU you know.. YES THEY REALLY ARE... actually I got the idea from Andrea.. She took some buttons and embossed them and that's just what I did! Those buttons actually were stashed because they were from our last IN Colors well NOW they became Halloween buttons! Ha...

See my Witch's little sign that's a little twig there I made for her sign I'm working on my samples for my class and one of my albums has twigs so I just use a tiny piece for this card. I really do love this Cast-A-Spell Designer Paper it has so many beautiful prints.

Now after looking at this card I said OK let me try to make a card to match that sketch and since with 1 piece of cardstock you can get 2 cards I thought I just MUST! lol

Here is my 2nd card :

So I had left over pieces from yesterday cards and came up with this. I decided to pull out another of my stamps that I really do love, can you ever make a wrong card with this set? I THINK NOT! I embossed the flower and on the top I decided to add some dazzling diamonds. If you haven't noticed by yet with my cards YES I love my Signo Pen I just love to doodle! lol..

For this sentiment I went for my Trendy Trees (which I am using for other cards right now.. I told you I could never just stamp 1 card at a time! lol) and thought it went perfect don't you think?

Well I hope you enjoy the rest of your day and as always thank you for stopping by!

Materials :

Stamps :Halloween Hoot(111582), Inspired By Nature111656), Trendy Trees(113258)
Cardstock : Basic Black(102851),Whisper White(100730),Basic Grey(108692),Real Red(102482)
Ink;Basic Black:(101779),Whisper White(101731),(10079),Rich Razzleberry(116329)
Designer Paper : Cast-A-Spell(115677), Day & Night(116768)
Ribbon :Basic Black(115615)
Accessories:Designer Buttons(116313), Rhinestone Brad(113144),Signo Gel Pen(105021),Circles#2(114526)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Chat Attack!

Hello everyone!

Today I wanted on my Showcase Monday to post about one of my fav. stampers :) I love going over to Chat's blog because I know she will have me saying HMMMM I got to try that! lol..

So I took a look at her birthday cards she had recently had and these cards are my take on them.
My First card :

I really had fun making these creations because as my cards from yesterday I used the same elements for all 3 cards. This really is a challenge for me as I always end up with 3 0r 4 projects by the time I finally complete 1 card. hehehehe....

I used as she did Crazy for Cupcakes one of those sets that was a MUST have and today I had to dust it off.. THE SHAME right! I am happy I took it out I had forgot how cute it was.
For the cupcake top portion don't know if you can tell but I used Shimmery White Cardstock for that fun effect. I did use another sentiment from another set Little Birthday Cheer
Here is my 2nd Inspired Card :

Here again I used the same elements and wanted to add minimal colors but enough to make an impact.

3rd Inspired Card :

For this card I used another Sentiment from the set : God's Blessing but keep the foundation the same as Chat's.
I hope you will be inspired by the many amazing stampers out there and give it a try and see what you get inspired to do!
As always thank you so much for dropping by! Don't be shy leave me a comment and let me know you stopped by.

Materials :
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes,(111618) God's Blessings(114972), A Little Birthday Cheer(115018)
Cardstock: Real Red(102482,)Whisper White (100730),Basic Black(102851), Shimmery White(101910),Kraft(102125)
Designer Paper (ava. 9/1 from the Mini) Night & Day(116768)
Ink: Real Red,(103133) Barely Banana(101170), Basic Black(101179)
Ribbon: 3/4 Polka Dot Ribbon- Real Red(115608)
Accessories : Silver eyelets(105319), Silver brads(104336) Textured Plate(114512)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The M Series

Hello everyone!

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend! Yesterday we went to my SIL's baby shower for she is expecting and soon to be bringing into our family my 2nd nephew YEAH.. so I wasn't able to post because of that and because well my Sassy decided that some cards I had made needed a "Sassy" touch and so she "kidnapped" them and to my shock I found them in their box (I have a yellow box I put those cards in) decorated with her Milk from her sippy cup! YES interesting day indeed!... BUT I dusted myself off and here I am about to share w/you my M series that I created today!

Ok here is the story of me and the "M series" I LOVEEEE BMW's and what is my fav.. of course the M series and since I can't have one (well I would need to learn how to drive first huh? LOL) I got the 2nd best thing.. My fav. stamp from our Catalog -Medallion Background Stamp(115223) or as I call it MY "M" stamp! lol...

These cards aren't really from a sketch just the focus point are the same that is why I added this to my Sunday Sketch post as I gave you 3 ways to use the Main ingredient. Ok enough of my rambling how about some cards huh?

Here is my first one :

With all 3 you will see I pretty much used the same base as well as Focal point. Kraft Cardstock (102125) makes this girl oh so happy! lol.. I used my Gel pen to add a special touch as well as the Small Grommets(114339) and inserted in the middle a half pearl from the Pretties Kit(109114) as well as some use of my Mat Pack (105826) for the design.

Here is my 2nd card:

For this card I wanted to have a sentiment and as you can see for my next card I used the other sentiment from this set-Fresh Cuts(111634) did you guys forget about that set?! I love the font on the words don't you? I also did some foe stiching with my Gel Pen (105021)

Now Last but not least my 3rd card I created :

Ok for this one I think I gave it that Bollywood feel don't you think? Another of my loves.. Bollywood movies! YES really ask my husband he'll peek in my stamp room and you'll sure to see me watching one while I stamp! lol...

For this I used our Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon(115613) the reverse side as well as Hemp Twine(100982) and creating this fun look! As you can see this is the other sentiment of the Set Fresh Cuts(111634) to finish off this card. As always I thank you so much for stopping by!


Stamps: Mediallon,Fresh Cuts

Ink: Crushed Curry,Rich Razzleberry

Ribbon: Polka Dot-Rich Razzleberry,Hemp Twine

Acessories, Signo Gel Pen,Mat Pack,Small Grommets,Prettiest Kit,Vintage Brads

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Mojo on a Roll!!

I couldn't help but play again with Mojo Monday! I am having too much fun and it gave me a chance to use a new Big Shot Die that I had been DYING To get! I LOVE IT.. IF you don't have it.. WHY NOT!! GET IT NOW :)

Here is the Sketch they had for today :

Here is my take on this Sketch :

So now you see which Big Shot Die I'm drooling over? The beautiful Flower Daisies #2 (114520) OH how much fun is this !! I think I could sit here and just cut these out all day!

(here it is on it side to show the flower pop!)

On this card since I had out that same sheet of Flock Together from my last card I used it on this card as well. Then to pair it up I went into yet ANOTHER package of Designer Paper that I really think is my favorite so far.

This one is going to be available in the Mini Holiday Catalog on September 1st- which is Autumn Meadows(116769). That paper is knock your socks off GOOOOJUSS if I do say so myself! Instead of adding a sentiment I just added some bling as bling makes every card better!

I had so much fun making this card I am in the process of making a couple of more so I can give away.

As always thank you for stopping by and back to work for me!

Material :

Cardstock: Whisper White,Chocolate Chip,Crushed Curry,Kraft

Designer Paper: Flock Together

Ribbon : Choc. Chip Taffeta, Organza -Whisper White

Accessories: Prettiest Brads,Jumbo Brad

MojoTeresa Style

Hello all!

I have been busy preparing samples for my upcoming classes and I hope to see you there as they will have loads of techniques and fun!

In the middle of me "working" I took time to play as there are some awesome sketches going on this week!

Again I went with Mojo Monday here is the Sketch they had yesterday:

This is my take on this sketch :

I am in love with this beautiful stamp set that will be available in the Holiday Mini starting September 1st called Gifts of the Earth (116501) it really is very striking and coloring it is even more fun.

I wanted to do a Fallish card because if you are anywhere near New York you will be feeling like me muggy and hot! lol So I did this card to think of my favorite season to come!

I hope you can see that I used a textured Plate to emboss the Kraft Cardstock(102125) which is really fun because it gives an extra embellishment. I am also proud of myself as I went into my stash of Designer Paper and actually cut into yet another package that I have been saving which is Flock Together(114018) and I used again Cast-A-Spell(115677) isn't that fun bet you would have never guess that one huh!

As always I thank you for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Stamps: Coming soon in Mini 9/1 :Gifts of the Earth
Inks: Pumpkin Pie,Real Read,Crushed Curry,Basic Black,Close to Cocoa,Chocolate Chip,Old Olive,Mellow Moss,Certainly Celery,Boarding Blue,Dusty Durango
Cardstock: Crushed Curry,Whisper White, Chocolate Chip,Kraft,Dusty Durango
Designer Paper: Cast -A-Spell, Flock Together
Accessories: Ribbon-Double-Stitched Grosgrain: Choc. Chip,Organza Ribbon: Whisper White,Earth Elements Brads, Textured Plates-Perfect Details

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

MojoMaria-Trick or Treat!

OHH look at me 2 posts in a day! ...

For this post I was looking for a sketch to do and what better place then Mojo Monday & this week shall be a blast as they will have a sketch a day to celebrate 100 sketches!
Well this is the sketch they had for today:

Now here is my little card I created I had to cut into my new Stampin Up Designer Paper- Cast -A-Spell (#115677) it really has some beautiful colors and I just had to cut into it...

I decided to make a card w/no stamping. I used Naturally Serif (#113455) Sizzlets Alpha for my "Trick or Treat". Threw in some Linen thread(#104199) and some of that YUMO Black Striped Grosgrain (#115615). Used a bit of doodling(Signo Gel Pen-#105021) and Dazzling Diamonds (#102023) as well as added texture to the cardstock by using one of my textured plates(#114512)

Well its late for me and tomorrow is another stamping day for me as well as some running around to do. I just wanted to post this card how you like it! As always thank you so much for stopping by!

Cardstock: Old Olive,Whisper White, Bravo Burgundy, Basic Black
Designer Paper : Cast-A-Spell
Accessories : Linen Thread, Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Naturally Serif Sizzlets,Signo Gel Pen

Technique Tuesday- Beary Hello!

Hey everyone...

Today's little project I wanted to share has a little technique which is created with our Color Spritzer(#1o7066) to make the "spattered look." Also included in this cute little project I decided to paper pierce as well. One of my fav. things to do!

In order to not have the little bear "spattered" in color I just stamped him and masked over and then did the spattering.
This is a little "hello gift" for a special little friend who I haven't had a chance to say hello in a while so I will be mailing it out to his mommy so she can give it to him.

Inside are sheets for him to color the bear anyway he wants! This is a super easy project to make all you need to do is cut a piece of cardstock (Ballet Blue-#100613) down to 3 1/2 x 10 and then score at 3 3/4 as well as 8 1/2 and then fold.

I then stapled on each side once I had stamped a couple of the image bear on reg. copy paper and added some Crushed Curry ribbon (#115614) used the non -polka dot side to hide where the staples are. There you have it a quick little something to make any kid smile!
As always thank you for stopping by! Don't be shy you can leave a comment I wouldn't bite promise! lol

Cardstock: Ballet Blue.Barely Banana,Whisper White, Green Galore

Designer Paper -*coming soon from mini 9/1*-Pawsitively Prints

Stamp: * coming soon from mini 9/1-Beary Best Friends,Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Basic Black,Old Olive,Crushed Curry,Ballet Blue,Green Galore,Creamy Carmel,So Saffron

Ribbon: Crushed Curry Polka Dot Ribbon

Accessories: Color Spritzer Tool

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sketch it Sunday Plus Showcase Monday rolled into One!

Hello everyone again!

So I wanted to wait till today so I could do one card that would fit into my Sunday Sketch as well as my Showcase Monday post! Lets start shall we... For my sketch I decided to play along w/CardPatterns which had this to play with this week :

Here is the card I created for this sketch. I had fun creating it as I used my JUST BROUGHT BY THE BROWN TRUCK-Medallion Background stamp.. OH YUMMOO is all I can say that is my Showcase Monday part!

I had been eyeing this stamp since I saw it and FINALLY have it here! I actually have loads of goodies I got today! I'm preparing for my Mini Catalog Club as well as my Classes

I embossed the image in Silver and the used Night of Navy Cardstock which I really love with Silver I can't wait to showcase them with one of my projects for my Mini Catalog Club!

Make sure to contact me- please note you don't have to live near me as I am doing everything ONLINE! I know everyone has a busy life and this way you can do the projects at your own time!
Also another reminder.. I have 1 little Stampin Build a Bear still looking for a loving Home! So just email me- to join my Demo team!

As always thank you for stopping by!

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Online Fall Mini Fun Club!

So I was sitting here thinking of HOW AMAZING AND OH MY GOSH GONNA BLOW YOUR SOCKS off the New Mini is.. (WAIT UNTIL you see it if you haven't had peeks yet) and thought to myself HOW could I share this with my fabo customers.. GUESS WHAT I GOT IT!!!!

I am going to make an Exclusive Mini Catty Club! AHHHHHHHHHH are you ready to jump and down... This is what my Club members will get.

-A Mini and a 2009/2010 Catalog

-Monthly projects I will design which will include 1 3D project and 1 card (AHHHH)-all material (expect stamped images) will be included for you to complete your project at home!!!

-EXCLUSIVE Tutorial Videos for each project that only my club members will be allowed to see!

-You also to get a chance at being a Hostess with the Mostess which entitles you to at least $15.00 in free SU goodies of your choice a Level 1 (I'll inform you on how you could get more then a Level one and up the amount of SU free goodies you could get)

-All you have to do is Commit to ordering $25.00 (before shipping/handling) each mth starting from September through December 2009. (you can order from either the mini,reg. or both for your mthly orders)

-Orders will be due complete with pymnt by the 10th of each month.

-I will take Paypal (need to add $2.00 extra to total for fees if using) Credit Card or Check for pymnt (if sending check please make sure it gets to me early so it can be cleared by the 10th so our orders will not be held up)

-FUN FUN FUN... I already have a page full of stuff for us to have a blast.. AGAIN This MINI IS INSAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANE and has my mojo running 100 miles an hr! I can not wait to share with my members.

Then hold on tight and GET READY TO ENJOY WITH ME!!

Please email me at to join in the fun!

Once I have each group complete I will let my Sassy pick out your name and she will pick your month for you!

SIGN UP IS ONLY UNTIL AUGUST 26th! (that way I can have time to mail your catties to you and you can have it to go once Club starts :)

YEAH! Squeeze It Saturday

OK don't stop me now! I am on a Roll.. lol.. I have my Squeeze it Saturday going on today.... (can I hear a little cheer! hehehehe)
For today what I have is actually samples of one of my upcoming classes! If you would be able to sneak a peek in my stamp room right now you would understand why this is Squeeze it Saturday because I have mojo over load(which I am loving!) so what does that mean well I have like 4 projects going on at the same time ! lol...

Here is my first samples for my up coming class : Brunch Stamp a Stack we will be making a couple of quick and very pretty (if I do say so myself! lol) to grab when you need that perfect card!

I didn't notice until after I finished making the cards that I actually had another theme going on can you see what it is??? LOL yes I was feeling the "tree love"!

So that is my Squeeze it Saturday make sure you check my Newsletter Blog as I will be adding some other samples of what we will be making Hope to see you there! Have a wonderful Saturday everyone! As always thank you for stopping by!

Friday, August 14, 2009

HEY what do YOU have???

So how many of you have Boards where you keep cards that inspire you??? For me I have found that putting up cards on my little board helps me look up and get some Mojo :)

Also since I went a little SWAP happy I decided to start every week picking out a couple of cards and just post them on the board and use them to inspire me..

BUT This week I just put up on my board some cards that were made with the Upcoming Mini stamps as well as some of my swaps.. If you click on the pic I'm pretty sure you'll see how YUMO some of the stamps will be!! I SURE DO LOOOVEE THEM..
I can NOT WAIT I have an order coming Tuesday so if you hear a squeal that would have been me opening my box!

I would love for you to share with me if you have a place where you display your cards and how often do you change it? As always thank you so much for stopping by!

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Yes STILL in Bliss!

Thought I would share one of my fav. pictures from Convention this one is of my Stampin Addict Sistahs this is right before the doors were opened for our General Meet and Greet where we had SUCH A BLAST (thanks Angie for the pic!) You would think that all of us could NOT POSSIBLY get along and really have such connections.. BUT BELIEVE YOU ME we all love each other sooo much! They made my 1st Convention such a wonderful experience!!
So much so we are planning for next year.. So what about you? Do you want to join us at Convention next year?

Its super easy All you have to do is email me and let me know that you would love to become a demo.. for me there are so many reasons to be one.. You can make it what ever you wish it to be.. You can just be do it so you can have your very awesome discount and be able to pre-order to able to get to exclusive information before the public do, Exclusive Projects and another thing I love which is the Stampin Success Mag. it is FULLLLL of ideas (Sept. is AMAZING I am working on a project from there right now) Or give it a go for the gold and make it an amazing Business (which is where I am trying to go right now!)

Remember I am offering 1 more bear as the other bear is awaiting to be mailed to its new owner!! YEAHHH.. Also remember you can sign up even if you are in another state I am. If you know me I am ALWAYS available for you and I would love to be able to share my love and all I have learned with you!

As well as $25.00 in Stampin Goodies of your choice! You only have until August 31st to do so!

Now that I have talked up a storm how about I share another swap I made (told you I was a little crazy with all the swaps I made! lol)

Sorry for the picture I had taken this right before I left! lol but as you can see I used my fav. beloved stamp set . Even though it is in the Dormant list I had to use it in a swap. Which I am happy I did as this was another one people seemed to love :) To do the background I used our Pastels! yes that is all chalk I had the blue chalky fingers to prove it ! LOL
Well as always I thank you so much for stopping by.. Tomorrow I will share another card I made today using Branch Out- I was cleaning my stamp room and it was still out so I had to use it!

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Return of TechniqueTuesday!

Hello again everyone! I thought it was time to get back into the swing of things don't you think? So I have decided to get on the ball and start posting my "special" postings again and I thought I would start w/today Technique Tuesday.

This card was actually one of my General Swaps I made for Convention. I was going crazy w/this little card because I wanted to make it so it would be Convention worthy! lol... I think I did because this was the one gals were grabbing for and it made me very happy :)

The Technique that I am focusing today is the "Spotlighting" Technique as you can see I choose a couple of the snowman from the Hostess Level 3 Set : The More the Merrier which I LOVEE!!! It is so much fun!

It may look a little time consuming especially when you say hmm I think I will make 30 of these! lol... But really what took the longest was punching out the "spotlights" and matching them up wasn't really that hard... and I colored them in while I watched movies on Netflix! lol...

So give it a try its really a cute and fun technique that makes your card pop!

As always thank you so much for stopping by!

Also don't forget if you have been thinking of becoming a demo NOW is the time and if you sign up with my team you will get The Exclusive Stampin Up Build a Bear which includes a stamp and $25.00 in free SU goodies of your choice from me! SO don't delay! Only have 1 bear left.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sweet Delight Mini Preview!

Hello again! I finally am getting a chance to start posting the fun I got to do at Convention w/my SA Sistahs.. We actually were able to stamp with the some of the stamps that will be available for everyone Starting on Sept.1st.

I am going to make a class using these stamps so lets take a look shall we : )

Aren't these sooo cute!

Here is a closer look at each sample : This is going to be so much fun... HOW Cool would this be for a cute Halloween treat?? AND YES those little cups are in the Mini! AHHHHHH you know you want them! :)

Here is the other sample How sweet would this a little thank you? Again ISN'T IT SOO CUTE!!

So that is a little preview of what I will be having for a class thanks to my SA Sistahs letting me and the others play with new goodies :)
Also did you notice my pics?? My VERY COOOLLL watermark! I LOVE IT!!! Ha.. if you were at Convention you could guess why I wanted that (besides my love of Chocolate) Ha.. (just click on the pic so you can see it! Veronica ROCKS and is always awesome when it comes to buttons, dressing your blogs and watermarks and goodness knows what else and ALWAYS takes her time and gives you JUST what you want or just the prefect ideas to get you what you would love. WAIT till you see my other watermark she made me OH MY GOSH!!!
Well thank you as always for stopping by! Tomorrow I will have some more samples of what I made! :)

Do you Want one????

So Here I sit and said HMMMM Why not spoil the first 2 people to sign up under me.??? SOOOOO Not only will the first 2 people get an extra $25.oo in SU goodies from me BUT YOU WILL GET this EXCLUSIVE bear from Convention that includes a STAMP NOT sold in the catty!! :)
So you will have a stampin Buddie w/you!!!! SO what are you waiting on email me and say ELLIE IT ROCKS TO BE A DEMO and I want to be one too!! :)

I have so much unpacking and cleaning.. FYI don't leave husbands alone cause they will make a bigger mess alone then the kids do!!! Ask me how I know :) lol... I will be back later with a little card with this exclusive stamp! -It says: :Life without Stamps.....Unbearable

Isn't that too cute! lol :)


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