Saturday, November 27, 2010


It's time for our weekly Diva Sketch Challenge.  You can view the sketch here.  This week I turned it upside down, and I used one of last year's most popular a` la carte stamps, Dasher.  I stamped the image in Versamark on Shimmery White card stock and then embossed it in silver embossing powder.  Here's a detail. I'm surprised that the Shimmery White card stock does not show up well in a photo since it is beautiful in real life.

Here's the recipe for the card.
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Shimmery White
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Norther Flurry embossing folder, Marina Mist wide striped grosgrain ribbon, Silver Tinsel Trim, Silver embossing powder

As you are reading this, I am enjoying some time in Michigan with Becky!  Head on over to her blog to see what she has done with this week's sketch.  (Three of my children live in west Michigan with their spouses and children, so we are having a wonderful family visit!  I love to spend time with all six of my grandchildren, who range in age from 7 years down to 7 weeks.  What fun!)

I hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Deck the Halls

It's time for our weekly Diva sketch Challenge..  You can view the sketch here.  This will be a very quick post since I am finishing my preparations for the craft fair.  Christmas has been on my mind, along with the shopping, wrapping, decorating and card making.  (Sometimes I get tired just thinking about it!)  Mr. Owl got all decked out for Christmas, including hanging some festive decorations!  Enjoy!  Details will come later...

Now on to Becky's blog to see what she came up with this week.  Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Welcome Christmas~Again!

Can you tell I'm in love with this stamp set?  I know I've used it for a blog post before, but it seemed just perfect for this week's sketch, which you can view here.  I have had a busy week getting things ready for a craft fair next Saturday, and then I took a class last night at a local scrapbook store.  When I crawled into bed last night I realized I had completely forgotten about working on my UDI sketch challenge, so I apologize for the late post.  I hope you think it was worth the wait.

Stamps:  Welcome Christmas
Papers:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Deck the Halls DSP
Inks & markers:  Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder, Stampin' dimensionals, Riding Hood Red ribbon (retired)

I inked my embossing folder with Crumb Cake ink before I ran it through the Big Shot.  For the wreath, I used a small handheld punch (1/4" circle) to go around the inside and outside of the wreath, taking little bites (circles) out of the paper, then trimmed the rest with a scissors.  It seemed like the easiest way to follow the outline of the wreath.  To pop it a little, I used my Always Artichoke marker to add a touch of color to the edges, then popped it up with dimensionals.  The bow was added to cover an "oops!" when I dropped the marker and made a line on the wreath.  Oh boy, now I am giving away all of my inspiration secrets!

Head on over to Becky's blog to see her usual creative genius!  Thanks for stopping by, and have a fabulous weekend.



I've been so busy preparing for a craft fair that I totally forgot about my sketch! Check back later today and see what I've come up with. For now, you can head over to Becky's blog and see her fan-ta-bulous creation for this week!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Greeting Cards Kids

As you can see, I've used one of my favorite stamp sets again! I just love to watercolor these sweet little kids. This time I added some ruffles and bling to really show off the image.

If you want to see the sketch I used this week, head over the Utah Divas International blog. I actually flipped the sketch upside down.

Here's the recipe:

Stamps: Greeting Card Kids, Music Notes wheel
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, watercolor paper
Ink: Black Staz-on
Markers: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Champagne chunky glass glitter, Always Artichoke seam binding, Square Lattice and Petals-a-Plenty embossing folders, Big Shot, aqua painter, sponges

To give it a vintage feel, I sponged the Very Vanilla paper and the main image with Crumb Cake ink. The Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder was also inked with Crumb Cake ink before I ran it through the Big Shot.

If you are hopping from blog to blog to see the Diva's sketch challenge, Becky's blog is next in line. I'm sure she will have something wonderful for us to see.

Thanks for stopping by, and a special thank you to those who leave comments. It's always encouraging hear what you think.

Be well!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Holiday Planner Class

I'm planning a class to help you get a jump start on Christmas. It includes a Holiday Planner, gift tags, a gift card holder and a cash/check holder. Most of the projects will be easy to duplicate, so you can make more to suit your holiday needs.

Here's the Holiday Planner.

There is a pocket with a calendar, a gift list, and a menu planner, as well as two envelopes for gift receipts and coupons. If you sign up for the class, I will let you know your options for personalizing the inserts! You can have a Christmas card list or personalized shopping lists as well.

This set of 10 gift tags is almost too cute to use, isn't it?

I will post pictures of the next two projects tomorrow.