Monday, September 29, 2008

Celebrating Hanna Stamps 1 Year Anniversary!!!

HOLY COW! 2 posts in 1 day, that's a record for me, LOL!!
But, there is so much going on today with my Crafty Vicki Challenge in the post below and Hanna Stamps 1st birthday
In celebration of Hanna Stamps first year in business, Kristi has lots of giveaways for you!! Visit our talented Design Team Blogs between now and Wednesday to see exciting sneak peeks and for the chance to win a never seen before Riley/Sophie Moose Image. Leaving a comment on each blog, will increase your chances of winning. One new stamp per Design Team member blog will be given out. Winners will be announced at the Hanna Stamps Release Party on Thursday October 2nd at 9:00 p.m. So pop into the party for challenges, prizes, chatter, more prizes and to see what the amazing Design Team has in store for you.

So post a comment on this thread and then go post comments on the other DT members blogs too! GOOD LUCK you Riley Fans!! YIPPEE!!!!Hanna Stamps Team Adela - Creations by AR
Amanda - Inkspirations
Beth - Freckled and Fun
Bev - Savor the Journey
Cambria - Stamp a Little Love Baby
Candice - Rubber Soul
Cindy - Cindy Haffners’s Corner
Frances - Stamp Owl’s Studio
Janette - Stampin with Style
Jeanne - Inky Paws
Judy - Rock is Dead
Kittie - Kittie Kraft
Niki - My Paper Creations
Pam - Iris Garden
Patti - Design {U}
Shannon - Live, Love, Laugh & Stamp
Vicki - DT Coordinator Queen - Summerthyme Studio
Kristi - Owner/Keeper of the Foot Medicine - Kreations By Krissy

Good day to all and GOOD LUCK!!

another Craft Secrets Vicki Challenge!!

It's a Crafty Secrets DT challenge hosted by our DT leader Vicki Chrisman, I just love doing Vicki's challenges, she gets me thinking, and using stuff I haven't used in a long time! Vicki's challenge was to use the Crafty Secrets Artsy Alphabet stamp set, I also used the Kitchen Classics set for the border and flowers in the corner. I decided to make a monogrammed recipe set and recipe holder to match. I covered the big wooden clothes pin with paper from the Earthy Paper Pad, I distressed the paper with the Ranger Distressed Antique Linen ink. I sewed linen thread through the buttons and attached them to the pin with glue dots. I used plain index cards and stamped the scalloped border and flowers on then with the Distress Antique Linen ink. I cut strips of paper from the Earthy Paper Pad and distressed them with the Antique Linen ink too. I stamped some of the S's with Distressed Fired Brick ink and the rest with SU! Bordering Blue ink. I punched the S's out with my 1 1/4" square punch and distressed them with the Antique Linen. I used my SU! scalloped square to punch the background for the letters in SU! Bordering Blue and Real Red cardstock. The card set is tied together with SU! ribbon.
Make sure you go and check out the other DT members blogs and she what they did for the challenge!
I hope y'all have a great Monday and don't work too hard!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Fall...brrrrrr, spider lily & Halloween decor

Today is the first day of Fall, it's so nice outside. I was out taking pictures and really enjoying it. But, it reminded me that cold weather is around the corner, and I ran back inside, LOL!! I was going through my image stash and found this quilt block by Lockhart stamps I had colored. It had all the cut pieces with it, so I put it together for a chilly weather post. I used the pin and sentiment from the Crafty Secrets Sew Special set. The background stamps are SU! Flannel Plaid and Aida, both retired. It is nice wrapping up in a warm quilt in the winter. I have some beautiful handmade quilts in my cedar chest's and a couple I made several years ago on the sewing machine, no way do I have the patients to make a full size quilt by hand!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ While I was outside this morning, I took this picture of a Spider Lily in my flower bed. It does look like a spider laying on his back with all the legs sticking up.....geeez...that gave me the chills just thinking about it, I hate spiders, sorry all of you spider lovers out there, I can't help it!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I want to show you my Halloween decorations on my Hoosier. I had so much fun dragging out all of my stuff and playing, I hope you like it!I hope your first day of Fall is as beautiful as it is here in Arkansas!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hurricane, wild witch and a charming pin cushion!

Yep, that's right, it happened here in AR., at my house among others! It started at my house about 2:30 am on Sunday morning. It was so odd, the wind just blew and blew and blew, seems like for hours. I could hear stuff hitting my roof, not much rain, just the strong winds and my power was knocked out. Thank goodness my daughter and her husband were there with me . My husband was out of town at the time. I went to check it out after daylight and huge pine tree limbs were on my house and vehicles. I have a hole in my roof, a busted up vehicle and tree's all over the place, a freezer and fridge full of spoiled food....ugh. I'm just happy no one was hurt. I'm trying to get back on track, my daily routine has been in shambles, LOL! Oh geeez, I still have to make a list of my food, forgot all about that, another ugh! I'm hoping to get back on track with some stamping soon, WOOHOO!
My trouble is nothing like the unfortunate ones in TX. though, my thoughts and prayers are with them.
In the meantime here's a card and envy I made when I was in the Dirty Dozen on Splitcoast Stampers.
I made this in September of 2006, a long time ago, those SU! images are still some of my fave's!!
I also wanted to show you what I got from Laurie over at Charming Designs, she put this on eBay and I won, YIPPEE!! I just love her bird pin cushions and I had to have this little crow for Halloween. I love how she glitters up the pins and uses vintage lace, they are charming she always finds the cutest things to put the pin cushions in too, like this vintage sugar bowl.
You need to run over to her blog using the link above and see what she's got up her sleeve now!
I hope your day is filled with laughter and
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Happy Moose Day!

Isn't she cute? I changed Riley to Sophie for this card, I just added a flower on her horn Ü I needed a girly birthday card and Baking Riley was the perfect choice for me, it's one of my fave Riley's! The sentiment is from Things Riley Would Say.

I used my SU! border scallop punch and punched the sides of the card and I used paper from my Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie 8x8 paper pad. All of the scalloped squares are cut with my Nesties. The crystals and Georgia Pacific white cardstock are from Wal-mart, the velvet flower is by Maya Road. The coloring is done with my Copic's of course
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I bought this wacky lookin' cat at an antique store. I decided she needed a little help in the bling department, and a new smile! Bunchie was smelling the green flower there, LOL~
I dolled her up with some vintage clip-on earrings, a flower pin in her hair and some ribbon. I made her a new smile too with a little acrylic paint and a black Copic marker. She looks much better, ya think?
I hope your day is smooth & sweet, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

BOO blocks

I got these old wooden blocks at a flea market last year sometime and I decided I would alter them with my Halloween Crafty Secrets Image and Journal Notes Booklet. There are some super cute images in it and I had fun picking them out for the blocks! I spray painted the blocks black and then I covered them with the images. See the bat coming out of the chimney? I got that from a house that Vicki Chrisman made awhile back, it's so cute! I punched the bat with my Martha Stewart bat punch then I glued it up and dipped it in black glitter. I took some black wire, glued it to the bat and wrapped it around the chimney. The papers on the roofs are from the Radiant & Earthy Paper Pads, 2 of the papers were black & white so I colored them with an orange Copic marker to make them orange & black. The BOO is chipboard letters that I colored with a black Copic, glued them up and sprinkled black chunky glitter on them from SU!
Here they are at a different angle.
You need to go check out Sandy Redburns Crafty Secrets blog and look at the other girls creative ideas! Wish Sandy and Scott a Happy Anniversary while you're there! Sandy has some cute pictures of her and Scott on there!
I'm off to soon...have a
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 05, 2008

Whipper Snapper Tag Time!

OK! I'm back in the Halloween frame of mind! I bought me a bunch of Brach's candy corn today at Wal-Mart, YIPPEE!!! They finally have their Halloween candy out, I got caramel candy corn, carmel apple candy corn and the regular candy corn......mmmmmmmm.......dang, I better snap out of it, if I eat all 3 bags, I'm in trouble, geeeeez. Oh, I found these great napkins too, cool, huh?! They had some really cute Halloween stuff, I had to control myself, LOL!ETA: I have received some questions about the dimensions of this tag card, so, here they are!
I cut a 12x12 piece of orange cardstock 4 1/4" x 12, score every 3", fold it closed accordian style. At the top of the tag card find the center at 1 1/2", draw down at an angle 2" on each side from the center mark, cut with scissors to form the roof top. Decorate to your hearts content!

I just had to make a tag card out of Anna Wight's Whipper Snapper Designs sets, Hocus Pocus and Spooky Expressions. Those smiling gouls are just so stinkin' cute, they make me smile! I paper pieced the images, stamped them again on white cardstock, cut out the smiles and glued them on. I added some Martha Stewart yellow gold glitter on a few of their teeth. I punched the scalloped ovals and stamped them with some of the sentiment stamps for the background.

I put Glossy Accents on the candy and then I sprinkled them with SU! Dazzling Diamonds glitter for some sparkle.
I used my Crop-a-dile and set some SU! (retired) large purple flower eyelets at the top of each tag and I tied the ribbon through the eyelets.
The little black bling is gemstones by Hero Arts. I used my Copic markers to color everything that needed coloring!
I put the tag on my candle holder to take the closeup's, I had the perfect light!

I'm so happy to say
I hope your weekend is magical!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Ballet Sophie & a morning glory!

I was trying my best to wait for a sunny day so I could take the pic outside, but, that's not gonna happen before Friday! Gustav has decided to park his bad self over AR., we've had non-stop wind and rain for 2 days.....ugh. So, here's Ballet Sophie in man made light! Isn't she sweet? This is a new stamp from Hanna Stamps that Kristi has generously made available for sale along with eclecticPaperie, all the money made from the sales of this stamp will be donated to The Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation. Ballet Sophie will be released this Friday, Sept. 5. She's a cute, cute image that will be fun for the little girls and ballerina's in your life! So please go on over to Hanna Stamps Friday and order this stamp and support a good cause!
I had a little fun with her paper bouquet and tutu. I gathered up some pink tulle with a needle and thread and glued it down on her tutu. I took 2 pink flowers and glued them in her hand and made a tiny bow and glued it on top of the stems.

Supplies: Stamps - Ballet Sophie and Things Hanna Would Say by Hanna Stamps. Paper - Prism, SU!, Georgia Pacific white, The Paper Studio. Ink - Ranger Distress Walnut Stain, Copic markers. Acces. - scalloped oval, oval, scalloped border and word window punches, Tim Holtz ruler & poker, ribbon, pink tulle, paper flowers, Prima flowers, Dimensionals.

These morning glory pic's were taken a week or so ago, needless to say they haven't opened up in a couple of days. When I was taking these pic's a tiny butterfly landed inside the bloom, in the nick of time for his pic to be taken! These are growing on my back deck. They come up every year, they have done better this year, lots of pretty blooms!

I hope your day is filled with butterflies and sunshine!!

Thanks for stopping by!
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