Sunday, October 31, 2010

Jazzy Paper Designs Inspirational Challenge #15-Blue Note Jazz

 I am back with one of my favorite challenges!
It's Jazzy Paper Designs and it's a fun one!
This weeks challenge is pretty awesome.
The inspiration is the Blue Note Jazz webpage.
How cool is that?
It was a pretty easy pick for me since I love 
PINK and it compliments so well with black.
Here is the inspiration album I chose
So, what do you say, are you
gonna play? Go to
Jazzy Paper Designs to get the 411
and link up your project!!!
Hurry before the Ghost and Goblins get ya!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Off The Wall Craftiness Challenge #31 Batty about You!

Batty about You!
It's another fun week over at 
Off The Wall Craftiness!
I have worked on my Halloween Cards for weeks,
and as I have stated in previous post I have also 
challenged myself to work from my scrap
pile and to bring to life some of my
stamp sets I have not used in awhile.
 My sentiment is from
The Angel Company and my cute bat is 
from Stampin' UP! Bitty Boots. It is retired, but
you can still find this set on Ebay.
I let my son join in the fun and tell me where to 
stamp my bat for the background (with VersaMark). He would point and I would 
stamp. He would giggle because he couldn't really see it. I told
him it would be magic he would have to trust me. Once
I heat embossed it he was amazed. I wish I could 
keep him this little forever!!!
Here is our beautiful 
inspirational photo.
The colors to play with this week are Orange, White and Black
This week's sponsor is Your Next Stamp. Go to
more information and be sure to check out the rest of the 
Design Team's creations.
Are you going to play with these fun colors?
I can't wait to see what you create!
Happy Halloween!

Stamps:  The Angel Company: Halloween Circles, Stampin' UP! Bitty Boots
Paper: Stampin'  UP!: Cardstock
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black and Stampin' UP!, Only Orange,VersaMark
Other: Button:  DeNami,Ribbon:Offray, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Big Shot, Die: PTI,Rhinestone: Hero Arts,Thread,Embossing Powder,Circle Punches

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

DeNami Design Theme Challenge #4

Mele Kalikimaka Everyone!
I am posting a seasonally
festive submission
I stamped the Solid Decorative Crest in
my Glue Pad and stamped in the
middle of my doily and sprinkled
on my red glitter. I stamped
my mat stack die in 
I then laced it with ribbon and tied a 
bow and added a button for a finishing touch.
I used extra thick foam mounting tape
to make it pop off the polka dotted
mat stack die.
A few cards back I got a 
lot of compliments on my ribbon panel
so I made one and added some
green rhinestones and pearls. 
The patterned paper is from
Design Cuts with a View Christmas Collection!
I hope you enjoyed this festive little number!
Now I am off to make a Halloween treat for
my son's Therapist! Tis the Season!
Warm aloha!
Stamps:  DeNami: Small Solid Circle, Solid Decorative Crest
Paper: Stampin'  UP!: Glorious Green & Whisper White, DCWV: DP Christmas Stack
Ink: Stampin' UP!: Glorius Green
Other: Buttons: PTI, Rhinestones and Pearls: Hero Arts, Ribbon: Offray, Doily, Glue Pad

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC52 Birthday Wishes

their one year anniversary with 
another great color combination
orange  pink   and yellow
I love the Love is In the Air set By Unity Stamp Company
Glitter was added to the dots of the hot
air balloon although you aren't 
able to see it very well. It's a 
cloudy day here, so my lighting
is not very good sorry! :-(
It looks much better in 
real life!
Thanks for stopping by today!
I always love hearing your feedback! 
Warm aloha

Friday, October 22, 2010

Off The Wall Craftiness Challenge #30

It's Thursday.... so are 
you ready for your next color inspiration 
story board from Off The Wall Craftiness?
I was in need for some more "man cards"
so this was the perfect color combo
for me to do that.
So I've been told "they" like it clean and simple
so that is name of this game this week.
The colors are Grass Green, Brown & White!
 I hope you play along this week! 
Our Sponsor this week is The Twinery!
more information and be sure to 
check out the rest of the Design Team's creations.
Warm aloha!

Stamps:  Schlosser designs: Hey Cupcake
Paper: Stampin'  UP!: Chocolate Chip & Whisper White, DCWV: Green II
Ink: Momento: Rich Cocoa and Stampin' UP! Old Olive 
Other: Buttons: PTI,Watercolor Crayons, Stampin' UP! Dimensionals  

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Just Us Girls Color Challenge #55 Happy Birthday

Hello There~
I am participating in a new challenge
(for me),  over at Just Us Girls 
but when I saw this elegant
color combo I wanted to participate.
It's black, cream, and kraft.
How can you go wrong with such
elegance I ask?
I have been hoarding this paper for months, but
I decided to finally use it! I just LURVE it!
It's by Jillibean Soup called Black Macaroni. 
I now wish I would have bought more!
We are so limited in Hawaii with supplies.
I thought an elegant card called for 
an elegant stamp, so I used my
I added some black Rhinestones to the Crest.
I created a ruffled ribbon at the bottom
of course adding rhinestones for 
a nice finishing touch!
I stamped a running Happy Birthday border across my
card panel and popped my crest up with foam mounting tape.
Thanks for taking a peek today!
Warm aloha!
Edited Note: Many have asked how to make
this ruffled ribbon. I learned this technique a
long time ago using sticy strip and "scrunch" style
but I am going to share a link with you that
Paulina, at DeNami Designs, shared with me
that is much easier. Please check it out here!
Nami makes it look so easy.

Stamps:   DeNami: Solid Decorative Crest, PTI: Happy Birthday Basics
Paper: Stampin'  UP!: Cardstock, DP:Jillibean Soup: Black Macorini
Ink: Pallette: Noir Black
Other: Spellbinders,Rhinestones: Hero Arts, Ribbon: Offray, foam mounting

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC51

This weeks colors at 
are much softer and cooler!
So, I was drawn to make
another Christmas card
since it was cooler tones.

I built a snowman as my focal point from the 
fabulous Snowy Wishes set by Wilson Designs.
I added some rhinestones to make
his "buttons" pop! I paper pieced
his hat for some extra color!
I hope you have a fabulous week!
Warm aloha!

Stamps:  Wilson Designs, PTI: Polka Dot Basics II
Paper: Stampin'  UP!, The Paper Company, DP: DCWV
Ink: Momento and Stampin' UP!, VersaColor
Other: Spellbinders, Punches: EK Success,Dazzling Diamonds Glitter,Rhinestones: EK Success, Copics

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Color Cue {9} Challenge by Wplus 9 Celebrate

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month
I am dedicating this post and card to my
sister who is a breast cancer survivor!
Early detection is the key and saves lives!
I am so thankful everyday she caught it early!
I love you sis!
It's been awhile since I have played in 
I just love these colors and
it's a perfect way to celebrate
my sister being a breast cancer
I used Woodgrain and Woodgrain Silhouettes
The Sentiment is from Mehndi Medallions
All Wplus9.
Thanks for taking a peek! 
Warm Aloha

Stamps:  Wplus 9Woodgrain and Woodgrain Silhouettes, Mehndi Medallions
Paper: Stampin'  UP!: Cardstock, DP: Making Memories
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black and Stampin' UP!: Pink Pirouette, Pallette: Charcoal
Other: Rhinestones: EK Success

Saturday, October 16, 2010

EBTKS Challenge #25

Do you ever just love it when things sort of fall in place
you weren't planning on?
Who doesn't?
I am able to play in the EBTKS Challenge because of it! 
Normally when I work on holiday cards I usually
stamp one layout and then do assembly style and
my friends and family pretty much get the same card.
This year I am all over the place with my cardmaking.
I have been working on cards when I can
and mixing it up. I am also challenging myself to try and work out of
my scrap pile to get that knocked down a bit, so my cards
are going to vary this year. Which has been really fun!
Having said all that, this is one of the cards I came up with 
using my scraps and it so turns out it pretty closely matches the EBTKS 
challenge. It sort of freaked me out
when I saw some of the postings
in my google reader this morning. Not a perfect 
match, but I march to the 
beat of my own drum anyway! What can I say, 
I love it when things fall in place!
Love the fun that embossing and bling offers!
Again, love working with, easy and
a quick card!

Have a wonderful Saturday!
Stamps:   DeNami: Solid Decorative Crest, Halloween Petit Four Stamps
Paper: Stampin'  UP!: Cardstock, DP: Making Memories
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black and Stampin' UP!, Only Orange
Other: Marvey Scallop Circle Punches, Rhinestones: Hero Arts