Tuesday, September 28, 2010

papertake sketch challenge...

I got all flustered today by a new foster care placement and forgot to schedule my post, yet again.  Some days I swear that I am losing my mind!  So without further ado... this weeks Papertake Weekly challenge is a sketch challenge and this is what I came up with for it!
our sketch:
our sponsor:
Make sure you pop over to the team blog and play along with us. Check out what the rest of the team has done and show them some love.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

fall...

I was able to enjoy a day off yesterday.  I spent it stamping, napping, reading, napping and baking.  My allergies are kicking my butt, which is the reason for all the napping but between naps I did manage to finish this card.  I did this card for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge, which was to use fall colors and/or leaves and used the Mojo Monday sketch.  I used Our Daily Bread Designs Brocade background and Happy Fall.
What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Happy Fall, Brocade Background
SU chocolate chip, crumb cake, whisper white card stock
the Paper Studio Mirabelle paper
Memento black
apron edge punch
Copic markers
brown jumbo brads, chocolate grosgrain ribbon

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

animal magic

Good morning all.  Today is Tuesday and that means it is time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.  This weeks challenge is entitled "Animal Magic" so get out your animal stamps and play along!
our sponsor:

Make sure you pop over to the team blog and play along with us. Check out what the rest of the team has done and show them some love.
Steph
What I used:
Moe's digital pencil
SU crumb cake, chocolate chip, whisper white card stock
the Paper Studio designer paper
Prismacolor pencils, OMS and blending stumps
chocolate grosgrain ribbon, brown brads

Saturday, September 18, 2010

never thirst...

I love making man cards!  I know that is weird, since most people find them a bit hard to do, but they are so my thing.  I love the rich earth tones and rough textures that make a card manly.  Add a bit of sponging, a simple layout, some hardware and there you have it; the perfect man card!  Gotta love it.
What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Never Thirst
SU very vanilla, early espresso
7 Gypsies designer paper
SU early espresso classic stamp pad
Tim Holtz brushed corduroy distress ink pad
sponge
Cuttlebug clock works embossing folder
SU ribbon scrap, jumbo eyelet

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

inspiration...

Once again I am late with my Papertake Weekly challenge.  Managed to finish my project Tuesday evening, posted it then apparently blogger ate it because it disappeared into thin air.  So I am reposting, sorry if you saw it earlier.  This weeks Papertake Weekly challenge is an inspiration challenge.  So check it out and play along!
our inspiration:
our sponsor:


Make sure you pop over to the team blog and play along with us. Check out what the rest of the team has done and show them some love.
Steph
What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Peace and Brocade Borders (with matching die)
SU almost amethyst, basic black, whisper white card stock
Basic Grey Kioshi designer paper
Versafine black
clear ep
Copic markers
Martha Stewart monarch butterfly punch

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

never thirst...

An unexpected day off today gave me a bit of time to play along with the sketch challenge over on SplitCoastStampers as well as this weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge, which is to use water.
What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Never Thirst
SU kraft, vanilla, early espresso card stock
7 Gypsies Venice designer paper
SU crumb cake, early espresso stamp pad
vintage brads
recycled string
sponge

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

peace...

Hello all.  Sorry about the late post again.  I lost track of time in all the first day of school excitement.  Todays Papertake Weekly Challenge is another fabulous sketch from our own lovely Dawny P.  Why don't you join us and play along?

our sketch:
our sponsor:

Make sure you pop over to the team blog and play along with us. Check out what the rest of the team has done and show them some love.
Steph
What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs: Peace, Brocade Borders and the matching die
SU going gray, basic gray, whisper white card stock
Basic Grey Olivia designer paper
Versafine black and clear embossing powder
SU going gray stamp pad
sponge
dark grey ribbon
silver brads

Friday, September 3, 2010

bellarific friday...

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope your week has been great and that you have the weekend off to play like I do.   This is a pretty rare event for me and I am taking full advantage of the love the scheduling fairy has shown me by giving me the holiday weekend off.  Tomorrow the hubby and I are attending a Rascal Flatts concert, Sunday I am hoping to get a little creative time in then Monday we are taking the littles to the NYS Fair.  So busy, busy weekend packed full of fun.  Okay I should probably stop gloating and tell you about my card that is the real reason you have stopped by to visit.  Todays card if for this weeks Bellarific Friday challenge which was to use an animal.   This adorable Turtle Tot is actually the only animal bella stamp I own, tragic isn't it?  I will have to remedy that just as soon as I convince my kids that they really don't have to eat so often, LOL.

What I used:
Stamping Bella Turtle Tots
SU whisper white, daffodil delight, basic black card stock
? designer paper
Memento black stamp pad
Prismacolor pencils, OMS and blending stumps
glitter and glaze pens
narrow black grosgrain ribbon
black brads

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Our Daily Bread Designs September blog hop...

Hello!  Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs September blog hop.  If you just arrived here from Angie Crockett's blog "Body, Mind, Spirit, and STAMPS" then you are in the right place.  If you just popped in for a visit I would encourage you to head on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs blog and start the hop at the beginning.  I guarantee it will be worth your time because this team has some seriously gorgeous stuff to share.  

This month once again our blog hop is pretty simple.  Hop to each blog, leaving a comment for each member of the team, then return to the ODBD blog and let us know that you finished.  Three of our team members will be giving away one of three prizes (one $15, one $20 and one $25 gift certificates).  The blog hop ends on September 2nd at 8:00 PM.  So make sure you get all your comments done by then.  The winners will be announced on Saturday along with the Shining the Light Challenge.  

My card this month is a pretty simple one again.  I used both Peace from the Full of Grace collection and the Brocade Borders.  Now rumor has it that Kelley will have dies that match this border set, making them super easy to cut out.  I guarantee that I will be picking them up just as soon as they are available, which should be TODAY!  Yeah!

and because that one was so fun I made a second one, just because I could!
I hope you enjoyed your visit with me, now hop on over to Connie McCotter's blog "McStampin Dusk til Dawn" and check out what loveliness she has to share with you.


What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs Brocade Borders and Peace from the Full of Grace Collection
SU whisper white, basic black and regal rose card stock
Basic Grey Olivia designer paper
Versafine Black stamp pad
clear embossing powder
rose wide grosgrain ribbon
SU designer brads
Copic markers