Wednesday, December 31, 2008

SC209, CC199 Special Delivery and some great News...

Good Morning everyone!!!

I have to share some wonderful news with you!!!! Jennifer Meyer has asked me to join the fabulous OCC Group - OMG - I always loved playing in the Challenges and now I'm part of this fab group - wahhoooo!!!!

I'm so happy to announce that Jackie Pedro is not only a Verve Diva now, but she is also part of the OCC Group as well as the super talented Kim Teasdale!!!

I hope you hop on over to the OCC Blog and check out the news as well as the new Banner that you can add to you blog!!!

This new coming year will be filled with lots of fun Challenges and I hope you all have time to play along!!!

Next I have a little something for you to play my *Blog Candy* - I recently had a wonderful lady visiting me.....She is a member of the Dirty Girls and if you would like to play just let me know which one of the talented DD ladies has visit me - You have only one try!!!!

If there are more than one that player that have the correct answer I'll have my little Miriam
pick the final winner!!!

You can play until this Saturday January 03,2009 10:00 am for the beautiful new Papertrey Ink *Raspberry Fizz* Design Paper and (1 each) and 5 sheets of Raspberry Cardstock. I also added some of the Raspberry Fizz Satin Ribbon and Stitched Ribbon plus I added some of my favorite Pearl Gems!!!

Only US, APO and Canadian Addresses may play!!! Have fun - can't wait to hear who you think stopped by - he, he, he!!! I'll have a picture waiting for you to proof it too.....LOL!!!

So much going I want to share my card I made for the SC209.....

Like I said our family is completely of I was up again late and just saw that Roxie posted the SC209. Since it was a pretty simple Sketch I thought I'll play along!!!

The colors I chose are from Tuesday's CC199 - So Saffron, Bravo Burgundy and Handsome Hunter.....pretty though colors if you ask me, but I had no choice - it's late and my gray cell's are running out of steam - LOL!!!

I used the new *Special Delivery* Set from *There She Goes*. It will be available on January 1st, 2009 - check out Jessica's blog for more *Sneak Peeks*!!!

I made the Sketch into a 5" x 5" card. I colored the image with some matching Prisma Markers as well as the Handsome Hunter Marker. To dress it all up I added some Silver Brads.
If you go down one more post you can see another card I made with this same darling Set!!!
Hope you like it??? ~TFL~

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

SC208 Howdy Angel, AMYRS7 Sent with Love....

Hello everyone!!!

My girls and I have been shopping in Savannah all day.....we had to jump on some of the awesome bargains!!! Now we are poor - LOL!!!

Here are two cards I've made for you all - these two are *Sneak Peeks*!!!

This cute *Angel* image is from *Treehouse Stamps* - it will be available on January 9th, 2009!!!!

My auntie is collecting *Angels* and I think I'll mail this card to her.....hope she'll like it????

I used last weeks SC208 for the layout. I used Real Red, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White CS for this card. The Angel's hair was colored with the Yoyo Yellow Marker and the rest of the body was inked with Black Stazon. I used Prisma & Copic Markers to color the Angel!!! I also added some red Shimmerz to the heart and dress!!! If you click on the photo you can tell I pierced the Real Red CS and I added some Dew Drops on the side!!!

I received my new Stamps from *There She Goes* and this fun new Set is called *Special Delivery*!!!

All of Jessica Knutsen's new Releases will be available January 1st, 2009!!! Make sure to play along in the Challenge over on Jessica's blog and check out the other preview's she has made!!!

For this card I used the Sketch#7 from Amy Rysavy. I stamped the mailbox image with Black Stazon and colored it with Prisma & Copic Markers. The hearts were stamped directly onto Real Red CS with Black Stazon and cut out. The sentiment was inked in Real Red and punched out with SU Punches.

I used Certainly Celery, Textured Chocolate Chip, Real Red and Whisper White CS.

This has been the first time were I created *clouds* - wahhoooo!!! Not sure if I did it right, but I kinda like them !!! I used Baja Breeze for the background!!! What do you think - do you like my clouds???

Hope you'll come back tomorrow - I have a fun *guessing game* for you and of course some *candy*!!! ~TFL~

Sunday, December 28, 2008

FS99, OCCC Be Mine....

Happy Sunday!!!

I finally had a chance to sleep in this morning - I really needed a break.....

We've been rushing around and taking care of our little Mimi - who BTW is doing great - sassy as ever - LOL!!! Thank you for wishing her well!!!!

Of course I had to take a little peek on who the Featured Stamper #99 is...and today Barbara Schram is in the spotlight!!! You can view her beautiful gallery right here. I have chosen this fun little project she made for the Holidays. With Christmas being gone.... I decided to change it into a Valentine's Day project!!!

This project also came in handy, because the fabulous OCC Ladies are having this fun Challenge going on - click here to find out more!!!

I used the retired *Loves Me* DP and the the retired *Fancy Flexible Phrases* Set. The heart was punched out with an older EK Success Punch I've bought many years ago at Achiver's.
I created this cute little treat box with *Acetate* - I used the the 2,4,6,8 scoring formula....I trimmed the height of the box down to 3 1/2". The top and bottom DP is created with a 3" x 3"
DP -which I scored at 1/2" and 2 1/2" on both sides. I glued it all together with the Sticky Strip.
I filled the box with some yummy Caramel Hershey Kisses and decorated it with the 5/8" Rose Red Ribbon, Pink Karen Foster Scrapper's Floss and the cute new Bouquet Buttons from SU.
Hope you like it??? ~TFL~

Friday, December 26, 2008

IC160 Thank You....

I just love, love, love the Saturday Inspiration Challenge!!! Stef always knows how to make me happy - LOL!!!

I was stalking Stef again tonight......and look what she or should I say the wonderful Mrs. Anne Ryan suggested - take a look right here - IC160.

I chose this fun *Garden Cottage Armchair* - don't ya just love those colors....??? Well I did and my MOJO was going straight into my stamp room!!! Talking about MOJO....I used Julee Tilman's fun Sketch#66 for my card.

All the flourishes on the Armchair gave me a *Springy* feeling....with our warm temperatures down here in the South no wonder!!!! I chose to the *Upsy Daisy* Set and the fab new *Raspberry Tart* DP from SU (it will be featured in the new Catalog - wahoooo)!!!

I used Rose Red and Kiwi Kiss Ink. Okay, here is how I did it.....I inked the whole image with Kiwi Kiss first. Then I took a wipe and removed the KK from the flower petals I carefully used a Rose Red *Stampin' Spot* and inked the flower petals . I also used a Rose Red Marker to cover the areas I couldn't reach. I just hope one day SU will come out with the matching Markers for the *In-Colors* - it would be sooo much easier - don't you agree??

The sentiment was inked in *Craft* Basic Black and embossed with Clear EP. I think this makes the sentiment pop a bit more too. I can't forget to mention the beautiful Kiwi Kiss Ribbon and the punched out *butterfly* from MS!!! I bedazzled the flowers at the end with the DD Glitter from SU.

Hope you like it??? ~TFL~

Now here is another fun challenge you can play along:

We've hit the end of the road for the *Festive Flourishes Friday* and this one is *New To YOU*!!! Help us usher in the New Year with either a card to celebrate 2009 or celebrate something new that you just got your hands on! If you use new goodies, be sure to tell us which product/tool you used for your creation. Link your card with a comment on this post or upload your card to SCS using the keyword *FFFC4*. Of course, we'd love it if you added the *FLLC* keyword too so that your work will show up in the SCS Flourishes gallery! Remember, you can join our challenge at any time and, if you make up past challenges and complete all four - your name will be thrown into the hat for a free stamp set of your choice! Next week the Friends of Flourishes team will reveal their *New To You* cards and we'll also pick the winner of our drawing. So get those entries in before Thursday at 11:59 PM! Thanks for playing and...HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Want to do some shopping??? Flourishes is having a Sale from Dec. 26-31! Check it out HERE!!!

TECC47 Get well soon.....


Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas???

Ours was peaceful and relaxing. I'm still full from all the yummy foods and desserts we had!!!

We had a little scare Tuesday....our Miriam had the sniffles for a couple of days prior and we thought it's Allergies...our farmers around here were harvesting the last cotton and burning off their fields...well poor little Miriam came down with Pneumonia!!!

Thank goodness I took her to the doctor right away, since her fever didn't go away and it had spiked even with Motrin....a couple x-rays later, the Radiologist confirmed Miriam had Pneumonia.....anyway she is much better now and sassy as can be - must be the side effects of the medications - LOL!!! So after all I'm glad we had a low key holiday.

Like most of you I haven't had a chance to stamp and I was sooo happy to see that Taylor is hosting the Limited Supply Challenge #200 today - making a non holiday card!!! Isn't that fun - LOL???

I used the *Tea for Two* Set from *There She Goes*. The DP is from the SU *Windsor Knot* Collection. The Sketch is from Taylor VanBruggen's TECC47.

Hope you like it??? ~TFL~

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

HCE04 Happy Birthday

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!

Hope you have all your Christmas Shopping done??? I went shopping all day yesterday....and I'm all set and done now - wahhooo!!!

Have you all seen the *Holiday Challenge Extravaganza* over on SCS??? Fun, fun, fun!!!

I had a chance to play in today's Challenge - HCE04 - making a *Birthday Card*!!! My mother's birthday is coming up in January and what a great idea to make in for her!!!

I used the new *Raspberry Tart* DP. For the CS I chose Kiwi Kiss and Rose Red. The Punch is from SU's Photo Corners. The image is from the new upcoming Hostess Level II Set *Echoes of Kindness*. The sentiment is from the *All Holidays* Set.

To dress it up I used some Halfback Pearls. As I'm writing this I realized that I should have used some Ribbon for this Challenge - ohhhhh noooooo - LOL - I'm a cheater - LOL!!! I guess the shimmerz I added on the flower petals don't count either - YIKES!!!
If you don't see my card in the gallery they kicked me out....ooopppsss!!! I guess that what I get for not sticking with the requirements - LOL!!!
BTW - the layout is from last weeks *CCEE Monday Challenge*!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Blog Candy Winner.....

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Hey you all - we have a Winner!!!

It's Holly said... Congratulations, well deserved indeed. My favourite stamp set is one of their new ones I love roses. It's just gorgeous.

I can't wait to order this Set and start making some cards!!!

Holly - Congratulations!!! Because it's the Holiday Season - not only do you have the Blog Candy coming to you, but I'll mail you this new Rose Set as well!!!

Thank you everyone for playing!!! Now I know what else to put on my wishlist - LOL!!!

FS98 Thank You

Happy Sunday everyone!!!

I was stalking Beth this evening to see if I'm lucky to play the Featured Stamper early.....and I was - wahooo!!!

Beth has chosen Paula Tracy as the #98 FS. I'm not familiar with Paula, but she has a fabulous gallery - my goodness she can color!!! Clean, elegant style - so glad we all get to meet her!!!

I have chosen to case this gorgeous card of hers. I really liked the the layout and it reminded me of the SFYTT Sketch I have seen over on Jen del Muro's blog today - this would be my first change to Paula's card. The next thing I changed are the colors. I used Rose Red, Certainly Celery and Basic Black.

The fab Stamp Set is my new *Thank You* Set from *Flourishes*. I inked it with Black Stazon and colored it with Copic Markers. Next I added the little Rose Red Ribbon in the center of the flower. To dress it up I added the Pearls instead of Gemstones. The circles were punched out with the 1 3/8" and the 1 1/4" Punches. The sentiment was also inked in Black Stazon and then punched out with the Key Tag Punch.

Have a wonderful Sunday!!! ~TFL~

Make sure you'll sign up for my *Blog Candy* right here!!! I'll be back in the afternoon to pick a Winner!!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008


Hey you all - for some funny reason I thought this Sunday is the's the 21st!!! Sorry for the confusion!!! You will have one more day to play for my *Blog Candy* from Flourishes!!!

Have fun and I'll announce a Winner tomorrow!!!

Friday, December 19, 2008


I can tell you the awesome news!!!

I was asked to be on the *Friends of Flourishes* Blog Team!!!

How fun is that??? I still have to pinch myself now and then....LOL!!!

Of course I had to get crafty right away with my new Stamps and show off two cards I made for the special occasion!!!

Please stick with me...this is a longer post and you don't want to miss all the fun at the end!!!

First I want to share my fabulous Teammates with you - I'm surrounded by so much talent - Becca Feeken, Betty Wright, Christine Okken, Cindy Haffner, Dee Jackson and Kimberly Crawford!!!

Here is a little info about my cards - I used the Pacific Point Patterns DP on both cards as well as the Pacific Point, Bashful Blue and Whisper White CS.

The flower on my first card is from the gorgeous *Thank You* Set. I inked it in Black Stazon and colored it with the Peacock Blue (PM-125) Prisma Marker. The Sketch is from the WSC15. To dress it all up I pierced a double row on the left side, added a White Sheer Ribbon and some Silver Pearls.

My second card is so to speak a bonus card....I used the gorgeous Silhouette image from the *Spring Ephemerals* Set. I inked it in Pacific Point and the sentiment in Bashful Blue. I actually trimmed the sentiment and raised it with Stampin Dimensionals. The layout for this card is from the WSC19 Sketch. I added some matching flowers I've found at Walmart and added a new *Filigree* Brad in the center. If you look closer I pierced right below the flower & DP!!!

Now - here is the fun Challenge that inspired me to make my cards!!!

Don't be so "blue" this holiday season! Join us for week three of the *Festive Flourishes Friday* Challenge! The theme is just as it sounds ~ "You'll be doing alright with your Christmas of white but I'll have a blue, blue Christmas!" Grab your favorite Flourishes stamp set and dress it up with a dose of blue! It doesn't have to be a Christmas card! Any style will do! Remember, you can join into our challenge at any time and, if you make up past challenges and complete all four - your name will be thrown into the hat for a free stamp set of your choice! Link your card to the *Flourishes Blog*, to a blog post or your SCS gallery. Don't forget the keyword *FFFC3* on Splitcoast! Of course, we'd love it if you added the FLLC keyword too so that your work shows up in the company gallery!!!

Don't forget to check out my Teammates cards - we all played along!!!

I know - I did mention there will be a surprise!!! OH YEAH!!! Listen up my stampin' friends -*Flourishes* was so generous to give me two Stamp Sets -Thank You and Spring Ephemerals for *BLOG CANDY*!!!

Here is what you need to do.....Please tell me *your* favorite *Flourishes* Stamp Set !!! I will pick one lucky Winner and what ever Set is her/his favorite Set - I'll add this Stamp Set to my new Collection and show off some cards!!!

You have a chance to play till December 21st - 4:00 pm EST. Only US, APO and Canadian Addresses may play!!! Please make sure you leave a name or e-mail address with your post!!!

Want another chance to win a Set??? Swing by Christine's blog and check it out!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!! Let me know if like my cards???

Add on - I submitted this card for the LSC199 Challenge!!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

WT197 Last Minute....

Hey you all - I finally had some time to stamp last night and this morning - wahoooo!!!

Julie came up with a fun idea for the WT197 - last minute gift ideas - don't we all need them - LOL???

I made a card/gift card holder for my friend Sharon - that is always there when I need her!!! I've been putting it off and putting it finally I made a card and I hope she will like it?!?

The Stamp is from *There She Goes* called *Let's Get Together*. Perfect for all you coffee drinkers out there - LOL!!! For this card I used the Sketch from the Dirty Dozen Girls . (you can only view it if you are logged in on SCS!!!) My card measures 5" x 5". I used the Kiwi Kiss DP, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White CS. The Ink is Timber Brown Stazon and the I dressed the card up with some Copper Brads I found at Michael's!!!

Hope you like it??? Don't forget to come back tomorrow - I have some great news and a *Christmas* Surprise!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Crazy times

Hi guys!!! I don't know about you, but I've been insanely busy.....

We are running from one party to the next... I'm trying to get my x-mas cards mailed..., planning a birthday party for my baby girl *Miriam* tomorrow - she'll be *4* - baking, cleaning etc. - more parties at my two oldest girls school!!! I think I'm ready for it all to be over - LOL!!! Somehow the holidays always sneak up on me way to fast....Maybe I just need to plan things differently for next year???

Anyway - just wanted you to know I'm still breathing...and maybe I'll be able to squeeze in a card in the morning....My girls are still going to school till this coming Friday - thank goodness!!!

If I can't - make sure you'll check back on Friday - I have some great news and a surprise!!!

Stay safe and I'll see ya soon!!! Hugs ~Silke~

Saturday, December 13, 2008

IC158&TECC46 Echoes of Kindness, Stamper's Dream Challenge #3

Can you tell it's *Full Moon*??? I'm up and running.....LOL!!!
When I saw the IC158 Challenge I knew I had to tease you all with a little *Sneak Peak* from this beautiful new Level II Hostess Set that will be in the new Catalog - it's called *Echoes of Kindness*!!! What do you think??? Do you like it???

I chose these cute little Magnets for my inspiration!!! I really liked the colors!!! Taylor's TECC46 Sketch came in handy for this card. I used the beautiful *Haiku* DP on the left and the right side of the card was scored. The image itself was inked with Wild Wasabi and Tangerine Tango. The sentiment was inked in Chocolate Chip.

I layered the flower image on Tangerine Tango and then on Chocolate Chip CS. The border on the side was punched out with the new *Scallop Edge* Punch. I added some small Pearls on top of the scallops. The bow was made with the 1 1/4" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon from SU. Hope you like it???
My idea to create a second card for the
came from
this fun Challenge!!!

Once I saw this necklace and these sweet tooth magnets I knew I wanted to combined it all into one card!!!

This is how it all came together.....I saw this super cute Stamp called *Tiers of Treats* at the *Stamper's Dream* Shop Site and had to have it!!! You probably have seen many gorgeous cards with this Set's just yummy!!!

Okay - I didn't just stop shopping for this Stamp Set...oh no - I came a cross these gorgeous Pewter Pearls and as you can tell they are the perfect little touch on any card....he,he,he!!!

I used Basic Gray CS in the BG and stamped it with the new *Classic Stripes* BG Stamp. The splash of color is *Real Red* from this necklace.....I colored the cherries and the strawberries with a Copic Marker (R29 - Lipstick Red). The rest was colored in with Copic Markers (N1 - Natural Gray, C3 - Cool Gray and C5 - Cool Gray). Next I bedazzled the treats with some Dazzling Diamond Glitter. The sentiment is from a Mini Cupcake Set from Hero Arts - it was inked in Basic Gray.

Hope you'll like my take on the IC??? ~TFL~

Thursday, December 11, 2008

LSC198 Crafty Taglines, CCEEC Worship the Lord

Hey you all!!! This is not my LSC card - you have to move down a bit to see it!!!

I finished this card earlier today to participate in the CCEE Challenge!!!
Do you all know these fabulous ladies??? Click right here to check them out!!!

I couldn't resist to play along this's about using a *Our Daily Bread Designs* Set. Even though I don't have the particular Stamp that this group is using, but I just received one of the newest Released Stamp Set's called *Worship the Lord*. What can I say I just love, love, love this Set!!! If you have seen the slide show over on the ODBD site - you can understand why!!!

Anyway - for my card I used Real Red, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White!!! The main image was inked with Black Stazon. The sun was created with the Summer Sun Ink. I also used the gorgeous Candle Light Shimmerz on it to make it sparkle even more!!! I used a Prisma Marker (Green Tea) on the tree image plus I layered the main image onto Wild Wasabil!!! The rest of the card was also colored with Copic & Prisma Markers. I bedazzled the card with Dazzling Diamond Glitter. For the snow effect I used *Liquid Applique*. The BG DP is from *Ski Slope*.

Hope you liked this card??? Here is the card you've been looking for!!!

This is a trio of cards I made for the LSC198 with the super fun *Crafty Taglines* from *There She Goes*.
Make sure to check them out - I think you would love them!!!

I still have plenty of *Love Notes* (So Saffron, Purely Pomegranate and Wild Wasabi) from SU left over....- this is where the recycling part kicks in - LOL!!!! I thought these would be fun to use...... As you can tell I used different layouts for each card. I piercing all of them differently and added some Silver Brads. I even reused some of my lost Staples to the So Saffron card !!! Does it count that I added a cute little recycled flower - he,he,he??? I also used a Craft Scissor from way back when....on my Wild Wasabi card!!!
Hope you like them???

Have a wonderful weekend!!! ~TFL~

SFYTT Love Matters.....

Hey you all!!!

The weather down here in the South has gone wild - we had a beautiful 77 Fahrenheit yesterday....crazy - huh???

Needless to say - it was wonderful to open up my windows and enjoy the warm girls played outside the whole afternoon too!!!

By the time you read this post I'm off to Savannah for some shopping and luncheon with my In-Law's!!! They are celebrating their 28th Anniversary in a couple off days and since those two *love birds* have a special date on their big day - I thought I'll hang out with them prior....

I don't know about you, but I needed to take a little break from making x-mas cards....and thought I'd make something *pink* for a change - LOL!!!

This super cute Set *Love Matters* from almost 2 yrs ago fell into my hands when I was looking for something else...and believe it or not *Valentine* is right around the corner!!! I even saw some *Valentine* stuff in the stores already...crazy!!!

Anyway - for this card I followed Jen del Muro's Saturday Sketch SFYTT. I inked the image with Timber Brown Stazon and colored it with Taken with Teal, Rose Red, Regal Rose Markers.

The DP is from the *Loves Me* Collection. I used Whisper White, Regal Rose, Soft Sky and Chocolate Chip CS for my card. The little flowers were punched out with the *Trio Flower* and *Spring Flower Bouquet*Punches. I also added some Silver Pearls to the flowers and on the right hand side of the card. At last I pierced right below the image.

Have a great day and I'll see ya later!!! ~TFL~

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

SC206 Simply Delights, Mojo64 Silent Night

Hello everyone!!!

It is *full moon* and I couldn't sleep last night - again!!! I'm a mess - LOL!!!

Anyway - I saw the SC206 posted and I must tell ya - I love this Sketch - isn't it awesome???

My dilemma was that I couldn't find the Set I wanted to use right away...that's the bad part about moving stuff around - LOL!!! So I went on a search for my *Simply Delight* Sent Kit...well I forgot I took the Stamp Set out of the box and added it to they other ones....I think it took me 30 minutes to realize that.....but I was soooo happy when I finally found it......

Here is what I did with it - I inked the medallion in Chocolate Chip *Craft* Ink and embossed it with Clear EP. I punched them out with the 1 3/8" Punch and layered them onto 1 1/2" Chocolate Chip Circles. The gorgeous DP is from the *Haiku* Collection. The center panel - also layered onto Chocolate Chip - and the medallions were raised with Stampin Dimensional. To finished it all off I added the sentiment from *All Holidays* and I added the big Halfback Pearls from the *Pretties Kit*.

Hope you like it????

Here is a card I made for Julee Tilman's
Mojo64 Sketch.
I used this cute Stamp cleaning up the other day it's from Stampendous called *Silent Night Snowman* I bought this many years ago at Archiver's - I believe - LOL!?!

I colored the snowman with Ballet Blue and Pumpkin Pie Markers. I bedazzled it with DD Glitter. The DP in the BG is from the Mini Holiday Brochure *Frosty Day*.
The Ribbon is also from SU - Ballet Blue.
I added some blue Gemstones from Hero Arts and scored the bottom three times. This makes a quick card for the Holidays and I still need a few!!!

Thank you for stopping by!!! Have a wonderful day!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

CC196 Fa la la la la......

Hello again!!!

I was gone most of the morning and when I came home I had to check out the CC196 Challenge.....of course after seen all the awesome cards in the SCS gallery I had to play along!!!

I chose to use the super cute *Home Sweet Home* Set from *Taylored Expressions*. Here is another card that I made not too long ago.

For today's CC I wanted to keep it simple...I didn't have enough time before my girls get off the I stamped the image straight onto the Whisper White CS and started coloring it with - Taken with Teal, Real Red Marker and for the Baja Breeze I used a Blender Pen.

Next I bedazzled the card with Dazzling Diamond Glitter. I also added some matching Stickles. At last I added the 5/8" Real Red Ribbon. Hope you like it??? ~TFL~

TSG Project and TECC45

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!!

I had to give Taylor VanBruggen's Sketch TECC #45 a try!!!

I used the beautiful *Lovely as a Tree* Set. I think it's so timeless and if you haven't added it to your list yet, you better hurry - no one knows how much longer it's gonna be around - LOL???

I inked the tree image in Always Artichoke and the stem in Chocolate Chip. I bedazzled the tree and the oval Nestie frame with DD Glitter. The gorgeous Ribbon is from Papertrey Ink. My buddy Denise aka *peanutebee* gave it to me for my birthday!!! Thanks Denise!!!

The DP is from last years *Wintergreen* Collection. I combined it with the Soft Sky CS and as you can see I scored the upper part of it. The Medium Gold Brads are from Making Memories. Voila!!!

Most of you know that we moved my craft room and it's unbelievable what you can find in the process - LOL!!! I found those super cute *Peppermint* Brads from *Just Brads* in one of my containers and I knew immediately that I have to use it on one of my *There She Goes* projects.

Jessica just came out with these super cute *Burlap Bags* and what better way to show it all off with the *Tea for Two Special Blend* Set!!!

I filled the bag up with some Candy Cane Sticks and oh my - as soon my girls discovered the Candy the bag was robbed - LOL!!!

Have a wonderful day and I'll see ya later!!! ~TFL~

Sunday, December 7, 2008

FS96 Big on Christmas

Happy Sunday everyone!!!

You probably think I have gone mad - LOL?!!? When do you know you are addicted to stampin'???
Well in my case - I'm way beyond my bed time....I'm stalking Challenges....and I can only have a good night sleep when I know it's all set and done!!! Yep - I've gone mad - LOL!!! Can you tell I've been deprived of stampin' this past week???

For today's Featured Stamper *Annascreations* I can only say she is awesome!!! Love her gallery - take a look for yourself!!! I have chosen this cute card - I simply love the layout!!! I'm still in need of some quick to make *Holiday* cards and I thought this would work perfectly!!!

I also can't keep my fingers of this awesome Ski Slope DP from SU - isn't it totally fun??? My image is from the super cute *Big on Christmas* Set. I colored it with Markers, raised the snowman head up and added some sparkles!!!
Hope you like it??? I better go to bed now....before I turn into a zombie - LOL!!! Have a great weekend and ~TFL~!!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

OCCC, IC157 LSC197 - I'm back!!!

Hey everyone!!! Sorry I've been missing for a couple of days...but life and the Holiday's got in the way!!!

My girls also signed up for Basketball Tuesday's and Thursday's!!! I'm so glad they finally decided on doing something...KWIM???

Anyway - I'm back in the stampin' business and as you can tell I went straight to do some fun Challenges!!!

The fabulous Julee Tilmann came up with this awesome Sketch for today's OCC Challenge!!! Click here to check it out!!!

I used one of the new Stamp Set's from Treehouse called *Make a List*. In this case I made my *Wish List* for Santa!!!

I used the *Ski Solpe* DP from SU for the BG. As you can tell I trimmed the Wish List down a bit to make it fit for the Sketch....I inked the List in Basic Black and layered it onto Old Olive, Whisper White, Real Red CS. I added some DS Blue Bayou Ribbon on the side. The pretty snowflake is from our LSS (Anna Griffin). I finished it all off with some Silver Brads (Michael's).

Like I said it's been a really busy week - I only had a chance to stamp twice this as soon as I saw the IC157 posted last night I ran straight into my craft room and started stampin'!!!!

I chose this gorgeous pendant as my inspiration piece!!!

The main image is called *Agapanthus Cluster* from *Stampendous*. I bought it at our Local Hobby Lobby!!! Here is another card I made recently with the same Stamp.

I love black and white cards - they are so dramatic!!! I started out inking the Cluster with Versamark and embossed it with White EP. Next I added some Silver Brads on the right hand side and raised the whole panel up with Stampin Dimensionals!!!

The beautiful sentiment is from the gorgeous *Here for You* Set from *There She Goes* and it was inked in Basic Black. To finish it all off I added the Black Satin Ribbon (Michael's).

This is my card I made for the LSC197.

Pretty simple - I used Watercolor CS for my base to match the beautiful Anna Griffin DP!!!

I simply love the embossed snowflakes on the DP!!! I added a Silver/Grey Ribbon and stamped the sentiment from the *Fundamental Phrases*!!! That's all....

Have a wonderful weekend!!! See ya soon!!! ~TFL~

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

6th Day of Christmas Contest .....!!!!

Happy Wednesday you all!!!

Life has been pretty busy around here....!!! We've been doing some major recycling....and cleaning!!! I forgot how much work it is to transform your house into a *Winter Wonderland* - LOL!!!

Do you want to do something fun today??? Then head on over to the *Paper Craft Planet* and check out the *6th Day of Christmas Contest* - you will be able to win this awesome Holiday Stamp right here!!!

The theme today is to use a *bird, geese, ducks*Stamp (I guess anything with two wings)!!! I thought I'd pull out the super cute *Owlentine* (just Released !!!) to play along.

The layout is from Taylor's TECC44. My card measures 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". I added a panel of *Outlaw* DP on the bottom. The owls were inked with Timber Brown Stazon. I colored the image with Prisma Markers and the SU Sage Shadow Marker. Next I layered it onto Chocolate Chip CS and raised it with Stampin Dimensionals. The squares on the panel below were embossed with the *Mesh* CB folder - using Really Rust CS. The squares were adhered to Chocolate Chip CS.

I hope you have time to play??? Have a great day ~TFL~

Monday, December 1, 2008

Need to do some Christmas Shopping???

Hello everyone!!!

Did you get a chance to go shopping this past weekend??? If not - hop on over to *Treehouse Stamps* and save 10% on your order!!!

Follow Ashley's blog and see what else she comes up with for the celebration!!!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

FS95 Flourished Cross and Footprints in the Sand

Happy Sunday everyone!!!

I was so flippin' excited to see a wonderful, super talented Stamper to be chosen for today's FS95!!!

It's no other then the fabulous Dawn - known as *Flowergals36* over on SCS!!! Congrats my friend!!!

You can see her gorgeous gallery right here. I was inspired by this card.

Since this is my last day as a Guest Designer for *Our Daily Bread Designs* I thought I'd use the gorgeous *Flourished Christian Symbols* Set.

My card measures 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".
The DP is from SU - can't think of the name right now...have to go back and look - LOL!!! I pierced the beautiful flourish with the *Ornare Template* also from *ODBD*!!! Right in the center of the pierced image I added three Silver Brads.

I embossed the cross with Silver EP. Then I used the new *Curved Rectangle* Nestie - that I bought at *Stampers Dream* (BTW - Michelle does super fast shipping!!!). This panel was raised with Stampin Dimensionals onto Purely Pomegranate CS. I added the Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon between the CS's.

The sentiment is from the same Set and it was also embossed and then layered onto Always Artichoke and Purely Pomegranate CS. This was also raised with Stampin Dimensionals.

This is a card I made earlier today.....actually as an *goodbye* card for my Guest Designer Spot with *Our Daily Bread Designs*!!!
I used the *Footprints in the Sand* Set.
Isn't it gorgeous??? I also embossed the the image and used the same Nestie as above!!!
The other color I used on this card is Purely Pomegranate. I also added the Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon on top and the Silver Brads on the image.
If you love these Set's as much as I do you should treat yourself to Kelley Holland's awesome *Free Shipping* offer that actually ends today - so hurry over to her blog to find out the info!!! But first leave me some lovings - LOL!!!
I also want to *Thank* Kelley for the opportunity to design with her fabulous Stamps!!! I had so much fun and the other ladies from the Team are soooooo amazing!!! Thank you ladies for giving me the chance to play along!!! I'm so looking forward to the next Releases!!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

LSC196 Owl Loves You and *TSG* Let's get together

Happy TGIF!!!

How was your Thanksgiving???
I'm still super full from yesterday - LOL!!! We had a wonderful dinner!!! Everything was sooooo yummy!!!

I hate to say it, but my hubby let me sleep in till 9:00 am this morning - I love this man....

Of course I had to see what was going on over on SCS with the LSC196 .
How could I resist making a *pink* card - LOL???

I used the super stinkin' cute new *Owlentine* Set from *Treehouse Stamps*. This Set will be released on December 1st!!!

Here is another card I made with this same Set the other day.

First I inked the owls in Timber Brown Stazon and then I colored them with a Copic Marker (Putty), a Dark Brown Prisma Marker and the Regal Rose SU Marker. Before I placed the image onto the White CS I layered it onto Chocolate Chip CS then added 3 Mini Gold Brads and raised it with Stampin Dimensionals. Next I inked the sentiment in Timber Brown and beautified it with the 5/8" Regal Rose Ribbon from SU.

Here is my bonus card!!!

I used the soon to be released (Dec 1st) *Let's get together* Set from *There She Goes*.

If you click right here you will see all the cards made so far with this fun Set.

For my card I used the *Ski Slope DP* from SU. For the matching CS I used - Real Red, Baja Breeze and Whisper White.

The image was stamped twice. I cut and layered the second one for the 3D look. The sentiment in the middle was inked with Real Red. I used a Dark Brown Prisma Marker to color the *coffee* on top. I also pierced the Whisper White CS to make it stand out some more. The center panel was raised with Stampin Dimensionals. At the end I added some Medium Silver Brads plus the 5/8" Real Red Ribbon from SU.

Have a wonderful weekend!!! ~TFL~

Thursday, November 27, 2008

TSG Teabag Holder, WT195 &TLC156

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!

Hope you will enjoy yourselves with family and friends?!? We'll spent our day with my In-Law's and I'm so looking forward to it!!!

This is a perfect time to count my blessings - I have a wonderful family, we are healthy most of the time - LOL!!! We have a roof over our heads and we have Christ in our Life's - this is more than I can ask for!!!
There is one more thing.....I want to *thank you* all for stopping by my blog and for all the wonderful comments you left or will leave in the future!!! I'm so grateful for that!!!

My blog has become my *outlet* and I have grown so much as a stamper because of you all - I get inspired everyday by the SCS Challenges or even by individuals like in today's case by Kay Kalthoff - she has a fabulous gallery and a fun blog. I came across this fun little project Kay made not to long ago - isn't it cute??? Well - I loved it and had to create one for myself with this new Set from *There She Goes* called *Tea for Two*.

I used a regular 4 3/8" x 5 3/4" envelope for the base and punched the sides out with the large SU Tag Punch. The DP in the BG is *Windsor Knot*. I added a Chocolate Chip Scallop Edge on the top and bottom. Next I inked the Tea Pot with Timber Brown Stazon onto the *Windsor Knot* DP and I trimmed it. I placed a small Filgree Brad in the center and raised the image up with Stampin Dimensionals. The Whisper White Circle was cut out with a Nestie and then placed onto a punched out Scalloped Circle (Marvy Uchida). Again each layer was raised with Stampin Dimensionals. Before I added everything permanently I dressed the Teabag Holder up with the yummy-luscious Satin Chocolate Chip Ribbon.
Have a fun day and I'll see you later!!!~TFL~
Add on: I submitted this pouch for the WT195 and TLC156 Challenges on Dec 5th, 2008.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

WT194 and *There She Goes* Challenge!!!

Happy Wednesday everyone!!!

I had some more trouble with our local networking last night.....Right as I was in the middle of posting this card they have turned off the internet connection without any warnings!!! How cruel is that - LOL???

Anyway - I made this card for the *There She Goes* Challenge last night - you can read about it right here . I also made this card for the Sneak Peek Preview that starts today - Jessica will release five new Set's!!! She will also show you each day a Sneak Peek!!!

This cute Set is called *Year Round Sentiments* - it's a Set of 21 stamps - how cool is that??? It's perfect for any occasion!!!

The layout for my card came from Julee Tillman's VSHR1 Sketch. The CS I used is - Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White. First I inked the *Thanksgiving* Circle in Timber Brown Stazon. I punched the circles out with the 1 3/8", 1 1/2" and 1 3/4" Circle Punch. Then I stamped the leave in Pumpkin Pie and cut it out. I used a Chocolate Chip Marker to color the edges. I added some Medium Copper Brads (Michael's) and a Brown Satin Ribbon (Michael's). I raised the leave and the whole circle with Stampin Dimensionals.

Hope you have time to play along??? If you do please use TSG01 for the keyword over on SCS!!!! I'm off to do some shopping!!! ~TFL~
Add on: I submitted this card for the WT194!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

BIC33, OCCC Happy Holidays and CC194, WSC67 Love Birds

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!

I was in the middle of posting my CC194 card when my computer crashed - YIKES!!!

I have some news to share....I'll be a Guest Designer for *Treehouse Stamps* in Dec/Jan!!!
I'm so excited to get a chance to play with Ashley Bowen's Stamps!!!

Treehouse Stamps is celebrating it's
1. Anniversary starting December 01st and Ashley will have some fun stuff going on - so make sure you'll check her blog!!!

I used Beate's WSC67 for the layout. The Set I'm using is actually a Sneak Peek for the December Release and it's called *Owlentine*. I colored the owls with Prisma and Copic Marker - Sienna Brown, Dark Brown, Green Tea and Lipstick Red. I also used the Going Gray Marker from SU. I added some Basic Black CS to make the image pop a bit more...Next I added some Tiny Silver Brads and the Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon. The Really Rust CS was embossed with the CB folder *Bubbles*.

Hope you like it??? ~TFL~

Next is my card for the *Be Inspired* Challenge #33.

This time Beate has chosen this cozy outdoor living space by Martha Stewart. It reminds me a lot of Germany.... - we have beautiful settings like that around the area I grew up!!! I always loved the Summer time in Beer Gardens, good food and the best beer - LOL!!! I think I'm getting home sick now...:(
I have not been to Germany in 3 years!!! It gets harder and harder once the kids go to school and all the activities after school....Sorry - didn't try to get all sad now - LOL!!!

Anyway - here is what inspired me about this picture - there are some hanging light right above the table - can you see them??? I thought it would be fun to translate them into hanging ornaments for my Christmas card.

For the layout of my card I used the OCC Sketch from this past weekend. The flowers from the picture were my color inspiration....just in case you wondered where the blue is coming from - LOL!!! The CS I chose are - Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red and Whisper White. I embossed the Baja Breeze CS with the CB folder *Snowflakes*. Next I stamped the Ornaments from the retired *Ornamassortment* Set with Black Stazon and colored them with Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red Ink using a Blender Pen!!! Next I added some Crystal Effects and dried it with the Heating Tool. Once I knew it was completely dry I added the punched out Martha Stewart Branches on top. I used River Rock, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive CS for them. Next I dressed the card up with the new Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon.

The sentiment is from the *Many Merry Messages* and it was also inked in Black Stazon. This whole panel was raised with Stampin Dimensionals.

Well - I hope you like my take in the picture??? ~TFL~

Hope we have inspired you to play along??? Make sure to check out all the other ladies from Beate's Design Team - Charmaine Ikach, Danielle Lounds, Dawn McVey, Jennifer Buck and
Susan Roberts.


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