Saturday, July 31, 2010

MTME August Sneak Peek Day 3!!!

Happy Saturday everyone!!!

Hope you had a chance to follow the August MTME Sneak Peek so far??? If not swing by Lauren's Blog to get all caught up!!! Today Stephanie, Lauren and I are showing off another MTME Template called *Shop Til' You Drop*.  All the new MTME goodies are available in the store tomorrow!!!

When I started thinking about my project I was inspired to re-created my favorite shopping cart from Target!!! One of my favorite stores to shop, but unfortunately I always have to drive down to Savannah to do so...!!! Hopefully one day we'll have a store in our town :) ?!?

Anyway, here is my idea.......

So what do you think...isn't it the cutest paper shopping cart ever!?! I filled my cart up with some small hand sanitizers from Bath & Body Works...perfect little gift for the kids to go back to school!!!

I went with the color theme - Black, Red and Vanille. The gift image and the sentiment on the card are from the Money Well Spent Set © Stamp Set. The BG on my card was scored and I decorated the Black Satin Ribbon with some Silver Pearls.

Thank you stopping by today!!! Please make sure to come back tomorrow....we are showing off some MTME group projects!!! See ya...hugs ~S~

Friday, July 30, 2010

More fun times!!!

Happy TGIF!!!

As promised I'm back with some photo's from our trip to Tybee Beach!!! We had a wonderful girls and I just love the beach. The weather wasn't that promising that day, but we decided to stick around to see if the clouds would clear even started drizzling a bit, but we were positive it would all go away and it did.

It was overcast, but it was perfect as could be...the water was wonderful...lots of fabulous waives we could jump into. We saw lots of dolphins, pelicans and a fish jumped right out of the ocean as I was walking back to the scared the HECK out of me...LOL!!!

Thanks for visiting today...I'll be back with a fun MTME project tomorrow!!! Hugs ~S~

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fun times!!!

Happy Thursday evening!!!

It's been a fun and busy girls finally met their teachers tonight and they are all excited going back to school on Monday!!! We've been spending some family time at our local water park *Splash in the Boro's* and we went to Tybee Beach yesterday!!!

I haven't had much stamping time as I was down with some migraines, but today I'm feeling better...and I had to sit down and do my prep work for the MTME August Release that actually started today over at Lauren's Blog. I'll be showing off my project on Saturday...I hope you come by and check it out!?!?

I thought I'd share some fun photo's from the Water park...if you ever in the Statesboro, GA area it's a must to stop at the *Splash* and don't forget to get in touch with me :) !!!

We had so much fun visiting the park!!! We might head back there tomorrow if the weather allows it!!!  I'll be back tomorrow with some beach photo's!!!

Have a wonderful evening!!! Hugs ~S~

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday and some DTGD's!!!

Happy Tuesday!!!

It's crazy, I can't believe it is almost the end of the month!!! Our summer break is coming to an end and I'm thrilled that my kiddos are going back to school next week...6 more days...can you tell I'm excited...LOL!?!

Since it end of the month , we invited a challenge host for this weeks Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge ~ FTTC77. It's the super sweet and uper talented Emily Keaton. Emily is challenging us to use *PINS*!!! All kinds of pins will do....think stick pins, hat pins, safety pins, straight pins, diaper pins, even mini clothes pins or a brooch-style pin!!!

Here is my idea.........

I used the gorgeous and super delicious new Berry Sweet Set. The colors were inspired by this weeks CTD102 ~ using Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi and Not Quite Navy. My card base is Vintage Cream. The DP is from the K&C Blue Awning Collection. I paired it up with a small Paper Doily that I ink distressed to match the Vintage Cream color. The blueberry image was inked in Memento Black and colored with Copic Markers ~ G12, G21, G24, N1, B00, B37, B97 and Colorless Blender. I finished my card with some Stitched Wild Wasabi Ribbon, some Halfback Pearls and the Hat Pin.

Quick info....I found these *hat pins* at Michael's in the *wedding* isle...I dressed them up with some left over pearls from my SU Pretties Kit!!!

My card was also inspired by these Dirty Girl Challenges ~ DTGD10AmberDawn02,
DGTD10melmelDTGD10debdeb, DTGD10SweetMissDaisy, DTGD10kmahany and DTGD10gbedwright.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!!! Please make sure to check out Barbara, Betty, Cindy, Dee and Maki's ideas!!! Have fun playing along!!! Hugs ~S~

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop!!!

Hello again!!!

I finally received my PTI goodies yesterday...wahooo!!! I was so excited... that I couldn't resist playing along in this months Blog Hop!!!

The theme for this hop is.....focusing on *OFFICE SUPPLIES*!!! All the info can be found HERE. I must admit it was a toughy, but after digging through my messy stamp room I found a few items that worked ~ Sticky Strip, different color Staples, Scissor and the Silver Library Clip !!!

Here is my idea......

The colors are inspired by this weeks Curtain Call Color Combo #40 and the Sketch is from the DTGD10tayloredexpressions Challenge. The DP in the BG is from the SU Pink Flamingo Collection. The main image on my card is the Library Card from PTI.  I added some sentiments and details from the It's Official Set. The Ribbon is from the Pure Poppy Collection.

Thank you for stopping by!!! I'm off hopping around....can't wait to see every ones creations!!! Hugs ~S~

Curtain Call Act 40 & DTGD's !!!

Happy Sunday everyone!!!

I can't hardly believe it, but today is my last offical day as a Guest Designer for Stacey's Curtain Call Color Combo!!! I would like to thank Stacey and her fabulous team for letting me hang out with them!!! I had a blast and I'm already looking forward to next weeks combo!!!

But first, this weeks Curtain Call Color Combo Act 40.....

Here is my idea.........

I still had this new Just Believe Set from Stampin' Up sitting on my desk and figured it would work just perfectly for today's colors!!! I combined my card with a few more DTGD Challenges over on SCS ~ DTGD10tayloredexpressionsDTGD10kmahanyDTGD10Edna15, DTGD10cindy_haffner, DTGD10gbedwright and DTGD10flowergal36.

The DP in the BG is from the SU Pink Flamingo Collection. I added some ruffled Black/White Gingham Ribbon on the side. The card was finished off with the beautiful Butterfly Punch from Martha Stewart and some Silver Pearls.

Now it's time to check out Stacey's Design Team.....

Amy White ~ Devlinwhite Designs
Andrea Roose ~ Andrea's Scrap- und Stempel Blog
Iwona Palamountain ~ Random Acts of Creativity
Julie Smith ~ Paper and Such
Lea Lawson ~ Lea's Cupcakes & Sunshine
Marisa Ritzen ~ Rosemary Reflections
Melissa Hubert ~ My Paper Obsession
Shelley Germann ~ Stampin' Garden
Sue Kohler ~ My Inner Reflection 
Stacey Schafer ~ Stacey's Stamping Stage

......then play along with us and post your card to Mr. Linky over at the Curtain Call Color Challenge: Act 40 site!!!  We can't wait to see your ideas!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!! Please make sure to come back later this evening I'll have another card waiting for you!!! Enjoy your Sunday!!! Hugs ~S~

Friday, July 23, 2010

Clean & Simple 100th Sketch Challenge!!!

Happy TGIF everyone!!!

I'm so thrilled to show off my card for the 100th Clean & Simple Sketch Challenge!!! Natasha was so sweet and invited me to this aweome event and I hope you have time to celebrate with us!?! Lots of fabulous stampers have made samples too and you can find all the links on the bottom of my post!!!

Here is the *Celebration* Sketch....

and here is my take on it.....

I used the colors from the CC280 ~ Regal Rose, Old Olive and Peach Parfait. The Dessert Option was to *pop it up* and I used that idea as well!!! Couldn't help myself...I had to add a few more Dirty Girl Challenges as well....the first one is for the DTGD10cindy_haffner ~ using Dies and Punches, the butterfly idea is from the DTGD10flowergal36 and the scoring fits the DTGD10AmberDawn01 Challenge.

I hope you don't get tired of me using the fab PTI Butterfly Dreams Set?!? I just love this this Set :) ....the leaf image is also from a PTI Set called Turning a New Leaf. The butterflies were inked in Memento Black and colored with Copic Markers ~ R000, R00, R32, YR01, YR02. I added a few Silver Pearls in each center. The border was created with the Large Scallop Die also from PTI. The card was finished off with some piercing, some Black/White Gingham Ribbon, matching Button and some Black Scrapper's Floss. Oh yeah.....did you noticed my little punched topper??? I saw this idea on a few blogs now, but always loved how my blogging buddy Dawn Burnworth uses it!!! The border I used is from the SU Scallop Trim Punch!!!

Okay it's time to check out all the other ladies that made a special card for the event!!!.

Angie Tieman
Becky Carafa
Harriet Skelly
Heather Pulvirenti
Iwona Palamountain 
Jen Carter
Julie Ebersole
Julie Lacey
Kelly Jo 
Lea Lawson
Natasha Trupp
Susan Raihala

Thank you for stopping by!!! Have fun hopping!!! Hugs ~S~

Happy TGIF!!!

Hallo everyone!!!

I bet you are looking forward to your weekend?!? Do you have anything fun going on??? It's still super duper hot around here, but I hope I get to take the girls to the pool this afternoon.

Just stopping in to tell you about a fun little blog hop that will be going on tonight starting at 7:30 pm and I hope you come back to check it out!!!

See ya then!!! Hugs ~S~

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Dirty Girl Challenges!!!

Hello my stampin' friends!!!

Hope life is treating you well and you are staying cool in this tropical heat wave?!? My family and I went furniture shopping yesterday. Our oldest daughter needed a new bedroom suite and I'm so happy to say that after looking  f-o-r-e-v-e-r  we found something she really liked - praise the Lord!!! By the time we came home I was so exhausted I had to take a long nap!!! This heat  is really getting to me!!! Today I'm refreshed and I actually had some *me* time ....wahooo!!!

I'm just lovin' all the fun Dirty Girl Challenges over at SCS. My friend Denise is hosting a fun *girly* challenge ~ DTGD10peanutbee and of course I had to play along!!!  I combined this card with a few other DTDG Challenges ~ the Sketch is from DTGD10rainy - Sketch ( I actually flipped it around), the colors are inspired by DTGD10JeanneS, I'm using the *white* enforced theme from DTGD10rsalamon, I'm showing off my brand spankin' new PI girl  called *Make mine a Double* ~ which was inspired by Denise and DTGD10gbedwright and then I finished it off with the DTGD10craftycaro. Okay...I'm dizzy now...LOL!!!

The DP is from the BasicGrey Nook &Pantry Collection. I also used Yoyo Yellow CS, some Red/White Gingham Ribbon and two Large Silver Brads. The PI girl was inked in Memento Black and colored with Copic Markers ~ E00, E000, R17, G14, Y15 and Colorless Blender.

Hope you find some time to join the DTGD Challenges this week??? Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your evening!!! Hugs ~S~

Monday, July 19, 2010

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday meets Dirty Dozen Challenges!!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge ~ FTTC76 !!! This week Barbara is our challenge host and she chose this gorgeous picture below for our *Inspiration* piece!!! You can recreate the look, be inspired by the colors or other elements in the photo. We can't wait to see your ideas!!!

Here is my take on it.....

Of course I had to use the gorgeous Spring Bouquet Set. The image was inked in Memento Black and I colored it with Copic Markers ~ R000, R00, E00, E000, YR02, YR04, YR07 G12, G21, G24 and Colorless Blender. The sentiment is from the Humming Along Set.

The DP in the BG is from the SU Welcome in the Neighborhood Collection. I matched it up with some Wild Wasabi CS which I decided to score. I added some White Scalloped Felt on the bottom and some White Lace Ribbon in the center. At last I added a pierced panel behind my main image, added some Dazzling Diamond Glitter and finished the card off with some Silver Pearls.

This card was inspired by some of the Dirty Dozen July 2010 Challenges ~ DTGD10rsalamon,
DTGD10AmberDawn01 ~ DTGDcraftycaro and DTGD10gbedwright. Become a SCS Fan Club Member and you can play along as well!!!

Please make sure to check out Barbara, Betty, Cindy, Dee and Maki's blog to see their take on the IC picture!!!

Enjoy your week and I'm looking forward seeing your cards!!! Hugs ~S~

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Curtain Call Act 39 Thank You!!!

Happy Sunday!!!

It's time for another fabulous Curtain Call Color Combo!!!

Aren't these some awesome colors??? Here is my idea.....

I just received the new Just Believe Set from SU and I thought it was perfect for today's challenge!!! My layout for this card is from this weeks FTL99 Sketch and the button idea is from this weeks C4C46 Challenge.

My card base is Kraft. I decided to add some scoring. The sentiment and the image were inked in Wild Wasabi. I added some Certainly Celery Ribbon on the side and decorated it with some SU and PTI Buttons...voila!!!

Now it's time to check out Stacey's Design Team.....

Amy White ~ Devlinwhite Designs
Andrea Roose ~ Andrea's Scrap- und Stempel Blog
Iwona Palamountain ~ Random Acts of Creativity
Julie Smith ~ Paper and Such
Lea Lawson ~ Lea's Cupcakes & Sunshine
Marisa Ritzen ~ Rosemary Reflections
Melissa Hubert ~ My Paper Obsession
Shelley Germann ~ Stampin' Garden
Sue Kohler ~ My Inner Reflection 
Stacey Schafer ~ Stacey's Stamping Stage

......then play along with us and post your card to Mr. Linky over at the Curtain Call Color Challenge: Act 39 site!!!

Can't wait to see your ideas!!! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Sunday!!! Hugs ~S~

Friday, July 16, 2010

Happy TGIF!!!

Hello everyone!!!

My goodness this week has flown by....sorry I don't have a card for you!!! But I do have some photos!!!

My friend Penny Allen and I went up to Atlanta yesterday to meet up with some friends ~ Robin Kirkpatrick and Julie Warner!!!  Our trip was actually planned a while back, because Maki Jones was suppose to come to town...her hubby was on business in ATL for a few weeks. Unfortunately Maki's hubby finished his job early and he had to move on to the next, no Maki...but of course we didn't want to miss hanging out with Robin and Julie!!!

Here is a photo of us at PF Chang...yummy!!! Right before we all got together I found out that our girl Maki became a *Dirty Girl* and we had a reason to celebrate...wahooo!!!

After lunch we went to Archiver's ~ my favorite store in the whole wide world ~ and of course we couldn't pass up a little shopping trip through the Mall of Georgia!!!

Today I'm just chillin' and hanging out with my girls!!!  My middle daughter came down with an ear-infection...poor baby...and I have to love on her some more!!!

Enjoy your weekend and I'll be back with a card on Sunday for the new Curtain Call Challenge!!!  If you have time check out my updated STAMPS FOR SALE LIST!!!  Hugs ~S~

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

CQC41 Birthday Girl

Happy Wednesday!!!

My girls wore me out yesterday....LOL...I had to recuperate today!!! Tonight I finally felt like making a card!!!

Here is my idea.......

I used the beautiful ColorQ41 for my inspiration. These colors are so dramatic and fun....I just had to create a girly birthday card with it!!!  I asked my oldest daughters which Stamp Sets she would like to see on my card and she chose two of my favorite PTI Sets ~ Turning A New Leaf and  Butterfly Dreams

The Design Paper in the BG is from my SU stash....I think it was in the past Mini Brochure?!?
I added a Large Black Scallop Border, some PTI Ribbon and some Silver Pearls. Before I forget... I stroked my Basic Gray Ink Pad over the entire leaf image...I love that look!!! You can accomplish this look by stoking your pad in ONLY ONE direction!!! Try it...!!!

Have a wonderful evening!!! Hugs ~S~

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday and Blog Candy Winner!!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!

Time does fly by these days and I can't hardly believe that my girls are heading back to school in about 3 weeks.......wahoooooo!!! In the meantime we are enjoying some more quality family time!!! Today we are heading down to Savannah for some shopping. I'd rather be stampin' ...LOL...but I promised my girls a trip to the mall!!!

Hope you have time to stamp, because it's time for another fun round of the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge ~ FTTC75!!! This week Betty is our challenge host and she is challenging us to use *FELT* !!! Felt is everywhere right now in the crafting can create flowers, borders, accents, and so much more!!! We can't wait to see your ideas!!!

Here is my idea...........

I wasn't sure what route to many options, but then I saw Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #77 . I knew immediately that's the layout I wanted to use. I still had some felt left over from Rebecca's birthday party....(you can see our fun creation right HERE) and created the Large Scallop Felt Borders.

The main image is from the gorgeous Cherry Blossom Set and the sentiment is from the Fanciful Flourishes Set. I inked them in Memento Black and colored the blossom with Copic Markers ~ R000, R00, Y15. I bedazzled the image with some Dazzling Diamond Glitter.  My card measures 3 1/2" x 7".  I finished the card by adding some piercing on top, some Black Satin Ribbon, a Black Button, Black Scrapper's Floss and the Silver Pearls on the side.

Now it's time to reveal the winner of my *Blog Candy* giveaway from last week!!! Congrats to CAMMIE ~ Sweet Violets Paperie!!! Please e-mail me under to claim your prize!!!

Please make sure to check out the fabulous deal on Flourishes Christmas Stamps!!! You can find all the info right HERE !!! 

Don't forget to stop by Barbara, Betty, Cindy, Dee and Maki's blog to see their gorgeous felt creations!!!

Thank you for stopping by today!!! Enjoy your day!!! Hugs ~S~

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Curtain Call Act 38 Best Wishes!!!

Happy Sunday everyone!!!

It's time for another fabulous Curtain Call Color Combo ~ Act 38!!!

Here is my take on layout is from this weeks Friday Sketchers #110.

The bouquet in the picture reminded me immediately of the fabulous Flourishes Set called Spring Bouquet. I inked the bouquet in Memento Black and colored it with Copic Markers ~ YR02, YR04, G21, G24, G00, R89, R000, R00 and Colorless Blender. The sentiment is from the Tag Lines Set. I added some Rich Razzleberry Design Paper in the BG and some matching Pumpkin Pie Satin Ribbon on the side. I finished the card off with some Dazzling Diamond Glitter and some Silver Pearls...voila!!!

Please make sure you stop by the Curtain Call Design Team for their take on the Color Combo.....

Amy White ~ Devlinwhite Designs
Iwona Palamountain ~ Random Acts of Creativity
Julie Smith ~ Paper and Such
Lea Lawson ~ Lea's Cupcakes & Sunshine
Marisa Ritzen ~ Rosemary Reflections
Melissa Hubert ~ My Paper Obsession
Shelley Germann ~ Stampin' Garden
Sue Kohler ~ My Inner Reflection

Stacey Schafer ~ Stacey's Stamping Stage

......then play along with us and post your card to Mr. Linky over at the Curtain Call Color Challenge: Act 38 site!!!

Have a wonderful Sunday and thanks for stopping by!!!  Hugs ~S~

Friday, July 9, 2010

MFTWSC07072010, FA20 Pulling for you!!!

Happy TGIF everyone!!!

Hope you all have something fun planned this weekend??? Since it's still way to hot down here I'm continuing cleaning and rearranging my messy stamp room...!!! We suppose to have some pop up showers tomorrow and I hope it's cooling off a bit!!!

Since I had a little *ME* time this afternoon and I was dying to ink up my new PI image called *A Cart Full of Friends*.  Once I saw this weeks MFT Sketch Challenge ~ MFTWSC07072010  I knew I had to play along!!! It also fits this weeks FA20 Challenge ~ using something  that you have recently purchased and NOT used!!!

Here is my take on it...........

My image was inked in Memento Black and colored with Copic Markers ~ C1, C3, C5, E00, E47,YR07, YR09. The punched out border is from a MS Punch. The DP is from SU Summer Picnic. The Ribbon and Button is from the PTI Orange Zest Collection.

Hope you like my sweet little card and if you have time play along!!!

Enjoy your weekend and I'll be back with my Curtain Call card on Sunday!!! Hugs ~S~

Thursday, July 8, 2010

CTD100, CCEE1027 Miss You!!!

Aloha friends!!!

Boy oh boy is it HOT here in Georgia!!! How about in your neck of the woods??? At least I had a chance to stay in most of the day .... I got to stamp and clean up my messy table...wahooo!!!

Did you see that the CTD Team is celebrating their 100th Challenge this week!?! Of course I had to play along in their fabulous color challenge CTD100 !!! Congrats ladies to your major's always fun to playing along with you all!!!

These are the colors for this week.....

Here is my card............

My sweet blogging friend Joanne is hosting the CCEE1027 Challenge this week and I used her fun Sketch for my layout (I actually flipped it sideways)!!!

I used the beautiful SU Watercolor Trio Set. I stamped the images randomly with the required colors using SU Ink and Markers. To finish it off I added the Dazzling Diamond Glitter, some Silver Cord, a MS Butterfly and my fav Silver Pearls!!!

Thanks for stopping by tonight!!! Stay cool and I'll see ya soon!!! Hugs ~S~


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