Friday, October 23, 2009

Happy Halloween

This card was made for another fun challenge over on stamptv! It was to make a kickstand card, which I had never done before. These are super fun to do!!

Paper: SU Basic Black, SU patterned paper (sorry I don't know the name :() PTI Summer Sunrise
Ink: Versafine Black, PTI Summer Sunrise
Stamps: Gina K.'s Happy Haunting

Sunday, October 11, 2009

stamptv challenge...sparkles!!

Gina K posts all of these fabulous tutorials on how to make cards, do techniques, use things in new and different ways. She is pretty much brilliant ;) Last week, she posted a tutorial on making your own sparkly background. Head over to stamptv and check it out for yourself. Here is the card I made. It is very difficult to get a good photo of the sparkly background, but you can see a bit of the shimmer! Hope you like it!!

Stamps: The Magic of Christmas by Rupa Shevde for GKD
Paper: GKD All Spruced Up, GKD Rocket Red, SU Whisper White (I am so not wasting GKD's white on a layer ;))
Ink: Colorbox Silver
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Christmas Ornaments CB folder

Friday, October 9, 2009

JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes 2009

Hi friends,

My annual JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes is tomorrow. I am $150 from my if you can help out, in any amount, small or large, I would greatly appreciate it.

For those of you who haven't heard me talk about my niece, Sierra, she is 8 and was diagnose with Type 1 diabetes in 2005. She uses an insulin pump which reduces the number of pokes she gets, but she still has to endure 8-10 finger pokes a day. In just the short 4 years since she was diagnosed, she is already showing signs of kidney damage. She will now take a pill every night for the rest of her life as a result. We need a cure now. No one should have to go through this, much less an 8 year old who knows more about diabetes and taking care of herself than any 8 year old should. She is such a great kid, she even grew out her hair for over a year to donate to Locks of Love.

So, if you are interested, and can make a donation (I know times are tough) then I would greatly appreciate it, as will Sierra and her family. You can click here to make a donation. If you aren't able to make a donation, please if you could say some prayers for a cure being found, for Sierra's health, and for all the walkers tomorrow as it is supposed to be really cold and rainy while we walk...but unless its dangerous weather, we walk.

To see and read more about Sierra see these a post here and here


Monday, October 5, 2009

stamptv gold gold

I do not usually use gold in my card making. I am more of a silver girl. But this challenge was to use gold, and I gotta say, I am going to be using gold in my cards more often!!

I was the lucky winner of the Pure Luxury Holiday Assortment companion set from the wonderfully generous Gina K. Tonight was the first time I used it, and holy cow this paper is THE best paper I think I have EVER used. I pulled out the ivory, and checked three times to make sure I had just gotten one piece because it is so thick and sturdy!! Needless to say, I will need more of this!!

So, here is my card...

Stamps: GKD's The Magic of Christmas
Paper: SU Night of Navy, GKD Ivory, GKD Rocket Red
Accessories: Gold embossing powder, gold Hallmark ribbon, gold self adhesive dots

Sunday, October 4, 2009

stamptv challenge...lil piggies :)

Hi there!!

I am continuing to love doing the challenges over a stamptv. And if you haven't checked out Gina K.'s most recent release of yummy delicious stamps, paper, ribbons and buttons you should check it out here!

At the rate that I am going, I may, someday, ink up all of the stamps I own!! :)

This was a color challenge, pink, navy and white or cream. I actually had several dreams about this card, lol. And, I will say that I felt like the card was much cuter in my dream...would love to hear what you think of it!!

Stamp Sets: Gina K.'s Down on the Farm, How sweet it is!, Inspiration Mosaic
Ink: SU Craft Whisper White, SU Marker Pretty in Pink, Versafine Black
Paper: SU Whisper White, Night of Navy, Pretty In Pink