Friday, December 31, 2010

So I lied............on accident

In my last post I said that it was the last challenge of the year at OCL.  Well, I lied, on accident!  I didn't realize that New Years Eve is a Friday.  So......head over to OCL, check out their sketch challenge for today (through next Thursday).  Remeber, a winner will be picked next year (week, LOL) to receive the stamp set of their choice.  I stayed with the New Years theme (see last post) as I needed to make 2 more cards to celebrate the new year. 
Card # 1
This stamp set is so easy and versatile to work with.  Just love it.
Simply says Happy New Year in gold embossing on the inside.

Images & Sentiments:  OCL "Cheers" stamp set
Cardstock, DP from Paper Pizzazz, Neenah Solar White
Inks:  Mememto inks, Copic markers
Embossing:  Ranger clear embossing powder, gold detail embossing powder.
The balloons are paper layers, the glasses and bottle are raised on dimensionals.
Border punch:  Martha Stewart
Die Cuts:  Nesties

The second card, following the same sketch.
and the inside

Not that I drink alot, but, this stamp set has some great drink stamps!  LOL
Fun to color and fairly easy to cut out.
Recipe is basically the same as the card above. 

This card may be entered into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments:  Anything Goes
Paper Playtime:  New Years
Dutch Dare Card Challenges:  New Beginnings
4 Crafty Chicks:  New Year
Stampin B's Design:  Celebration
Southern Girls:  Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenges:  The letter C- as in Celebrate
Wednesday's Challenge:  New Years
Paper Pretties:  Ring in the New Year
Little Red Wagon:  Leftovers - the black  ribbon, leftover from halloween

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Our Craft Lounge sketch challenge

This is my second post today.  Our Craft Lounge has their latest sketch challenge posted.  It is the last one for December and the last one for 2010!  Come on over the join in.  Random thingy will be picking the winner of a stamp set of your choice from OCL the beginning of  January.  Always cool to get to pick what you win!
Happy New Years to everyone!
All images and sentiments are from OCL set 'Cheers'
Coloring is with copic markers
Sponging is all with mememto inks
Embossing is with versamark and Ranger clear embossing powder
Papers and ribbon are from my scrap basket
Dry embossing done with CB embossing folder 'swiss dots'
This card may be entered in the following challenges:
Simon Says:  Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments:  Anything Goes
Sew Many:  Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time:  Surprise Us
CRAFT:  New Year
Fun with Shapes and More:  New Year
Paper Playtime:  New Year
City Crafter Challenge:  Stamp it Out
CYDA:  Punch it
Catch the Bug Blog:  New Year

Nesties Storage Solution

Tammie and I were recently discussing our choices for storing our nesties.  Seems like there are as many ways to store as there are nesties!  I tried to describe my cafe rod system to Tammie without much sucess.  So.........since a picture equals a 1000 words, here is my nestie (and EK punch) storage solution.  As  needed, I just add another rod and pile them on.  I packages are plastic CD cases.  There is/are strips of sticky back magnet on the cards for the nesties to stick to.  The original packaging picture is attached to the front of the CD cases along with the # of the nestie.
This method keeps them off of my desk but always right in front of me when I am trying to decide which die to use!  :)

Monday, December 27, 2010

Seasons Greetings! Back from Maui

We are officially back from vacation!  Had a wonderful time in Maui!  Weather in the 80's, rain one day and then just plain beautiful after that!  Can you believe this water?
The water temp is around 79 degrees.  Was just to beautiful to not take pictures, lots of pictures!

Also went up to the volcano crater.  What an amazing view from the top of the world!  Well at least from 2 miles up!
Was pretty cool up here, mid 50's.  Big change from the beach.

We also had some of the most amazing sunsets!
Every night was like this!  So beautiful.

Went snorkling, zip lining, whale and dolphin watching, walked and ate our way around the island!
Had too much fun!

We had a great vacation!  Our Christmas was wonderful.  With one son home and the other on the phone (Oklahoma), we got to open presents (I got a kindle!) and visit as much as possible.  I will be cleaning out my craft room this week and hopefully will be papercrafting by Wednesday!

Have a Happy New Years!

Sunday, December 5, 2010


This is my last post before vacation.  A vacation without my laptop, how will I ever survive?  LOL.  Just spendidly, hehe.  This card is my contribution to the Gingerloft Challenge DT submission.  The challenge (which starts Dec. 12) is 'distressed'.  This is definitely NOT something that I normally (or even occassionally) do!  It was fun but don't expect many more from me.

The image is by Tami from Gingerloft.  Isn't it just too cute!
The sentiment is from Create with TLC  (I think).  Seems like she had this digi in mind.
Coloring is copics.
Papers are all from my scrap basket.
The ribbon from Michaels.
The button from Oriental Trading Co.
The snow is covered in sparkly fluff from Our Craft Lounge.  (can't see it well here)
The die cut is a nestibility.

I hope that every one has a safe and wonderful holiday season!  See you when I am done playing, lounging in the sun and sea, and yes, after a few mai tai's on the beach!    Yippee for me!

This card may be entered in the following challenges:
Stamp Something:  Christmas something (colors, images etc)
The Stamp Man Challenge:  Christmas and 3 colors (red, black and blue)