Saturday, December 27, 2008

Pre-Order Sale at FCD!

There are 2 new sets coming in January from FCD and you can get in on
a preorder special from today to December 31!
Preorder ONE set, and take a dollar off reg. price of $12.99 (sale price: $11.99)
Preorder BOTH sets, and take 4$ off reg. price of $25.98 (sale price: $21.98)
How about a Fruit Cup? This set is great and offers a lot of variety with it's witty sayings and realistic fruits. YUM! I am so Grapeful for Pamela and the awesome stamps she has!

Or maybe you are looking for something al ittle more romantic for Valentine's Day which isn't too terribly far off ... soon the stores will be filled with red, pink, white and hearts galore!
How about a little Parisian Romance (by Nena Pavitt)
Yep you read that right Pamela has a new artist!
Nena also happens to be a member of our fantastic design team!

Both of these sets are fantastic...start watching for samples on the DT blogs!

Friday, December 26, 2008

The tree with the presents!

I kept forgetting to put the picture up with the presents under it so here you are ...better late than never right?!?!?! LOL!

Stampers Quest Dec Sketch

This is my card from the Stampers Quest December Sketch challenge. I really liked the use of the triangles and patterned papers. I opted for one patterned paper and then a cuttlebugged paper...wait I mean a fiskars plate run through my Cuttlebug LOL! The ornament stamp was one I received in an image swap and I am not sure hwo makes it but I colored it with some of my Copic Markers and Metallic Sakura pens and then added some Liquid Applique to it to achieve the snowy look. I layered things onto black cardstock and then onto a blue card base (although it looks black here - sorry) Along the bottom under the ornament is a bit of silver ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon too! It was a part of the Holiday assortment she sent to the ribbon club in Novmeber. I can't wait to see what is in store for January - she took December off :)

Thursday, December 25, 2008


Merry Christmas everyone!
Not a lick of snow to be seen here for Christmas but I am ok with that LOL!

Hope you are all having a wonderful day - just me and dh and we just finished a nice ham and scalloped potatoes for dinner. YUM-O!!!!

Card uses the cuttlebug folder, some Really Reasonable Ribbon and one of the stamps from the Be Naughty seet from FCD.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A Christmas Wish

This is one of the first things I made after I got my new Slice! While I am still unsure about it I see a lot of potential but need to get a few quirks worked out yet also.

The holley is from a set from FCD and the ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Hope the lady I sent it to enjoys it :) Was a little different type of Christmas Card as the inside was blank so I could write her a note.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you all a wonderful Holiday!
This is a card made of leftovers and pieces parts LOL!
I added some puff stuff to Santa's suit which added a little dimension too! The present in the corner is a brad!

Have a great day everyone!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Snowman Card

Just a simple snowman card for today :) I think he is cute and it is a blustery day here not a lot of snow but very very windy! I would be all bundled up with a scarf and hat like him too if I had to be outside! LOL Stamp is from

Christmas Tree Before :)

Here is our Christmas tree before we put any presents under it this year. My dd decided to go with a theme of white, silver and blue. This is a first for us to have a themed tree as we usually just put up whatever ornaments we have gathered over the years or those we have made...all the way back since I was a kid LOL! So yes the tree is generally quite crowded! We have paired down a lot this year and tossed some broken items, left several in the boxes and bought new in the theme colors as well as used the white angels which are mine from before (my SIL made them one year!) Anyway hope you enjoy it as much as we are! This is our first tree in a couple years and the house smells so wonderful! LOL

I'll share an after soon so you can see the craziness my dd indulged in this year with shopping!

Oh and yes we know we need a tree skirt but they didn't have any and we couldn't find our old one...going to have to keep an eye out for one for next year!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

FCD Special Sale Code

FireCracker Designs by Pamela is have one so hurry on over...
From now until Christmas Day
you can take 5$ off every order over $15.00!!
Use coupon code: 5$OFF (all one word)
YES - you CAN share the code with anyone you like!!

Posted a new tutorial by Vicki Parson on my blog. Lots of wonderful pix showing how to create a gorgeous gift set out of a coffee container, notebook,and match box....
read all about it here!


Friday, December 19, 2008

Faux Designer Paper

Well this was my first attempt at a new TJ technique called Faux Designer Paper - didn't exactly work right but I liked the background so made this card anyway :)

Today I made chocolates with my dd all day and I am tired so off to lay down and rest! Hope everyone else had a wonderful day also!

Thursday, December 18, 2008


I don't know who the stamp is by but I was trying a spotlighting technique and I thought this was a fun image to play with. I colored with a combination of my Copic markers, Sakura Pens and Prisma Watercolor Pencils. I added some yummy ribbon and layered it up for a cute holiday card. This year I mailed only a few cards to people - no where near what we used to but each one was different and many are shared here on my blog and some yet to come. I sure hope the people who received them enjoyed them as much as I did making them!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Just a basic card I made with one of the stamped images from a swap I was in and then added layers and some ric rak. I love the black, white and green here! Made a pretty striking card! I did color the center of the word Noel with my Sakura metallic marker to add a little zip!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Clearly Time

I made this with my new Clearly Time set from FCD. I really like this set and the clock fits perfectly with my punch :)

I made the background by just random stamping the images onto the cs then using my inks to add some color with both sponges and brushes. I then layered things up and mounted them onto the base card. Along the side I added some Pure Bubbles and Bling stick ons. IRL this is more brown in color not sure why it has the purple cast to it in the picture.


Friday, December 12, 2008

Winner :)

We Have a Winner.....
Ms. Karyn Campbell!
Congratulations go out to her as the winner of a $50 on-line gift certificate.

you can see the card I made here...actually I made the first 2 cards pictured on that page!

And to add to the good fortune they are having a sale right now:
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So for a limited time The WHOLE SHOPPING CART IS 29% OFF! Everything will be featured at 29% off to keep things movin' but not for long... In fact, it ends midnight this Sunday, December 14

- 12:01am Monday - we'll be on to something else...

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No back orders of accessory items -

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Snowman with bling

This was a fun Non Traditional Color card I made. Using Copics, and some bling with my cuttlebug and swiping ink across it! Added some of the yummy ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon's December's mailing! Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

PCP Sketch Challenge 112908

Well I am late in posting here but I did make this card for the PCP sketch challenge on 11/29/08. I actually made 2 of them using the same stamps but different papers and colors but the other picture turned out too blurry! I seem to be having issue with that lately so will have to work on a better place to take the photo's and steadying my hand for the actual snap!
Anyway this was made using some scraps I got in a trade at Swap-Bot and images from an image swap there also. I added some colored bling to the side and walah! Snow Couple LOL!
Enjoy! Have a great day - it is grey and cold here today - I am praying the sun to peek out but I don't know if that will happen or not.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Mary-Jo has another awesome sketch up for this week over at Techno Stamper blog ! Here is my card made following it :)

The snowman is from the Chin Up set from FCD
I LOVE THIS SNOWMAN! LOL and I went with orange Copics and Orange Metallic Sakura pens for coloring him in. Layered on gold and white papers and added some really glittery gold ribbon behind the layers! I was quite pleased with this card!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Snowman Chipboard

I had made this chipboard earlier and then what I was going to do with it wasn't working out so I turned it into a card :) I added a strip of red to the side and then some ribbon clinched together with brads and there you go another holiday card completed!


Here is my sample of the MOJO64 Sketch this week. I got this new set from FCD called Clearly Time and I really like it! I stamped multiple stamps from the set and then crinkled it up and smoothed out some to run my Distress Ink over it to give it an aged look. I used my Sakura pen to add the white dots both on the black and also in and around the flourishes on the multi-stamped piece.


This was s simple card I am trying to use up all the misc Christmas stamped images I have gathered over the years and he was in there :) Sorry I don't know who it is from/by so if you do let me know and I will update the info!

I cut around the Santa using my Slice and cut a mat for it also. I colored Santa using my Copic Markers and Saukura pens. Then I layered it onto green cs that I had cuttlebugged and swiped with my white inkpad. Added the ribbon across center before adhering it and then added a snip of ribbon to the santa panel itself using this green clippy thing I folded over to hold the ribbon.

Have a great day.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Techno Stamper Sketch #46

I made this for last weeks Techno Challenge and used the Luminere and reinkers to make the snowman piece that I learned at the show I went to in the fall. The effects are less instense as I used regular reinkers instead of Copic marker refills but I do like it! I will share with you one of these days LOL! Just have to get time to sit and photograph the technique.
The stamp is from FireCracker Designs by Pamela and she is also sponsoring the prize for Stamp Something this week! Check it out!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Snowman COTM

Jane's Addiction has a challenge up today and this is my entry for it. While I do focus on the true aspect of Christmas - Christ's Birth I also like to find the fun in the season and this whimsical duo of snowmen with their snowballs makes me {smile} I hope it does you also!

This is another of my non traditional color cards for the holidays and I enjoyed playing with the different tools to make it. Hope you enjoy it also!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Birthday Chic

I made this card for my SIL for her birthday. Sorry for the blur I thought I had a good pic only to get home and download it to the computer and find I didn't! Can't take another one since it is far far away from me now LOL!

I colored the chic with my Copic Markers and then layered it on a scalloped circle of basic Grey Paper. Added the flower pieces and some ribbon to finish the card off.

Inside it says "boy were we stupid or what!" LOL

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


I had submitted some work to Not Just Stamping and I am happy to announce that I was including in the December 2008 Issue#11. There is a contest there under the Pretty Posies section and that is where you will find my card. This is an online publication so unless you are a subscriber you won't be able to see it...sorry. Each issue is full of wonderful art with details on how it was done, new ideas, featured things and more! Give it a try if you are looking for some great inspiration!

If you are a subscriber I would be thrilled if you would give my card a look see and perhaps your vote too if you deem it worthy!

thanks for stopping by today - hope to be back later with a card to share.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas ATC's

I was sending some swaps out on Swap-Bot and added these cute ATC's I made using my Christmas set from ISC (I won this one awhile back!)
I love the circles that are in it and am planning to make some holiday tags with it also to use for my gifts this year!