Wednesday, December 28, 2011

MFT Guest DT ~Lets Dance

It's that time again!!!!  Time for me to take a chance on being able to play in the tub with the MFT DT!!!!  I LOVE this time of the month.  Some LUCKY GAL/GUY will win $200 worth of MFT Goodies, BUT... the BEST PART.... yea, ummmm, they open up the club for you to hang out with them and post the sneak peeks for the coming release AND your name is on Kim's Blog roll call.  No name in the tub, but... I keep praying! ;)

Jody and Joanne have challenged us to Paper Piece.  I DO love paper piecing and in fact for those that struggle... check out THIS post on Joanne's blog for a video of how to's!!!!  I am using a retired stamp ( :( ) but... it is one of my ABSOLUTE FAVORITES EVER!!!!  Amanda Baird just REALLY hits me in the gut.  You will recognize her name as the A La Mode maker... yes, those sassy girlies!!!! ;)  Anyway, I stamped Dance the Night Away onto a Cream MFT Perfect Paper Panel. Her skin and hair were colored with Copic markers.  I then stamped the dress portion 3 times on gold shimmer paper.  The dress was cut out completely, then just the skirt and THEN just the highest twirlie skirt part.  I stamped that in Gray ink and heat embossed as the shimmer paper didn't really like ink being on it! ;)  I took some SUPER itty bitty pearls and decorated the edge of the bodice with the pearls.  Now it was time to conquer the gloves... yes, it was tough, but I CONQUERED!!!!! .  Some glitter ink, glaze ink were applied to the shoes, lips and gloves... well, just glaze to the lips! ;)




  You can see the new Skyline Die Namic underneath the image, Graphic 45 DP and May Arts Ribbon.
I wanted to give ya a quick heads up... MFT is having a SALE!!!!! ;)  Hurry.....




Monday, December 26, 2011

Touch Twin Challenges~1

I bought some new markers off of the BST thread over at SCS and am thrilled.  I have been SO wanting these markers.  Shinhan Touch Twin Markers are SO awesome... I bought the "old version" but the inks stayed the same and there ARE refills, more refills coming 1st part of January along with CHA ;)  Hurry, I'm tellin ya, these TOTALLY play nice with Copics.

Now I've been watching video's from You Tube with Quixotic paperie.  Lemme tell ya, it took 20 minutes to color a face... now I've decided it's NOT patience I need to lay on the layers it's PAXIL!  LOL

BUT, being the player I am... I TRIED to lay it on, yes, I SO need more Paxil, er... PATIENCE!!!! ;)

BUT... here is my card for this weeks Touch Twin Challenge...



Well, whatdya say?  Wanna come play?  Here's the link one more time... ;)  TTC08






Saturday, December 10, 2011

MFT Weekly Sketch ~ Sky Line

This week Frances has the sketch, she does the first sketch of the month, always.  She is a GREAT Sketch draw-er... LOL  LOVED this sketch, it was simple to follow without being SIMPLE... KWIM?  ;)

I used some OLD SU! DP and PTI papers.  MFT Perfect Paper Panel and a ton, I mean a TON of Paper Piecing.  NEW from MFT WTG/WTGuy :May I have this Dance and the skyline Die namic were used.  I also used Tattered Angels Charcoal Glimmer mist on the die namic and I used more Tattered angels in the sky along with Tim Holtz distress inks to give that evening sky look.








Tuesday, December 6, 2011

MFT Product Tour December Release ~ KelliJo

It's time for the Product Tour for MFT!  I chose to use the Pure Innocence stamp set "Holly", this is the stamp set for December.  It was also part of the VIP Kit that sold out in less than 24 hours... gotta move quick to catch the CUTE!!!! ;) 

Me being the birthday girl yesterday I felt it was fitting to use the Holly stamp set :)





I used quite a few of the wonderful die namics on this card; Little Scallop Open Strip, Simply Scallops Medium, Open Scallop Doily Oval (new product).  


Holly was stamped in memento black ink and colored with Copic markers, her dress is covered in glear glaze pen to give it that satin appearance, Christmas best ya know! ;)


The DP is from Authentique and Holiday Twine from The Ribbon Carousel was used.  I added the (can't live without) Notched Tag die namic and the Holly leaves from the Ornament set (currently sold out). A red swarovski crystal for the Holly berry and some Red Viva Pearl Pen Pears in the corners and it's done!




Here are the details about the upcoming release on December 6 at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on December 6th from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on December 6 at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on December 6 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Ice Princess Sneak Peek

It's Pure Innocence day and I am using the previously available PI Ice Princess.  I took advantage of the VIP Kit and got this little cutie and she is SO fun to play with, it's a great image to learn how to paper piece with too for those of you that aren't quite comfortable with it as there are no itty pieces to mess with... a simple straight lined skirt/shirt and just the skirt... OK enough blah blah blah on that ...





I decided to make her an award winning skater after watching Jo's video on the rosette die namic, for some reason that is what worked for me to get it figured out!!! LOL  

I created the ribbon using the Award Winning Die namic, I the placed the rosette on top.  The center circle is stamped with the flourish from the Sassy n Sweet.  Ice Princess was stamped in Memento Black colored with Copics and then her skirt was completely covered in stardust gelly pen and then (tip from Jen del Muro) an aqua brush filled with rubbing alcohol help spread it around without lines. All pieces were mounted using Jody's boosters (note to self need more).  I used the Picket Fence paper that I have been hording and some Divine Twine from the Ribbon Carousel.  Some Swarovski crystals in the corners and the sentiment was cut into pieces and stamped onto another circle from the award winning die namic.


Here are the details about the upcoming release on December 6 at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on December 6th from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on December 6 at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on December 6 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.

Friday, December 2, 2011

MFT Sneaks day 4

Today I have a Die Stamp combo to share with you.  It's perfect for all those pages we need to get caught up on, being a Mom of Athlete's I am SO far behind, shoot, my oldest is 3 years out of school!  LOL ANYWHO... I decided to NOT make a page (go figure) and make a card representing my Daughter and her Select Fastpitch team colors.  I stamped PI I get a Kick Outta You being careful to not stamp the ball she is holding, although fastpitch balls are big, they are not that big... :)  I finished drawing the PI with a fine liner pen.  PI was masked and then the home plate was stamped in London Fog ink.  Using the stamp for the bat in this set I stamped it then cut it out.  Since we use alloy bats I flipped it over and heat embossed with clear powder.  I then created Hailey's trophy using one of the dies of a ball, could be baseball ya know, just don't make it yellow! ;)  I mounted it on the hardware and made her an MVP, in my world she IS! ;)  Flat Bottom Cloud dienamics, Grass Dienamics and even the darker grass was made using the Icicle Dienamic.



Here are the details about the upcoming release on December 6 at 10 PM EST:


  • You can attend the New Release Party on December 6th from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on December 6 at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on December 6 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Fred Bear- Feel Better

Welcome!  Today I am previewing our cute friend Fred Bear.  It is the cold and flu season and what better way to cheer up a sick peep with Fred as your assistant?  None that I can think of!!!!






I  created a quick and simple little goodie bag using the Perfect Bracket Edge die namic (love this thing), and the word bubble from Say What stamp/die combo.  Fred was colored and them distressed with some blending solution on a piece of Aida cloth, cut out and placed onto some SU striped twill.




Here are the details about the upcoming release on December 6 at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on December 6th from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on December 6 at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on December 6 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

New Stamps

I received my Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps in the mail yesterday and since I FINALLY finished the darn LAST SWAP of the year yesterday I had some time to play today...

All sorts of new goodies on this baby!!!!  RibbonCarousel ribbon from December's kit, Christmas Twine, Goosebumps Shimmer Texture Spray, Snow Bunny Lucy (stamp) and Authentique DP from Corinna!!!  LOVE!!!  And Tim Holtz Season Ink in Persimmon Spray and a touch of Fired Brick.  Nestied with my mitten nesties...






Sunday, November 27, 2011

Happy Day

Just wanted to post a quick note to make sure you pop by my blog on December 1, 2011!!!!   Just sayin...







Thursday, November 24, 2011

RELEASE PARTY RILEY

Well, my time has come to say good bye to all of you so I leave you with this SUPER CUTE Riley...

 Riley is a wavin' at ya'll and so am I!  Thank you for this week and all the wonderful comments on my blog.  It was SO much fun getting in touch with Riley again, I have missed that moose!!!! My heart may now be healed... PLEASE make sure you head on over to Riley & Company to get your hands on these guys.  They have GOT to be some of THE cutest releases yet!!!!!

OOPS!

Walked off to go to work yesterday and TOTALLY forgot to post my card... well, DARN!!! :(  Anyway, here is Riley fishin' with Percy... at least they both caught something right? ;)

Release party is tonight.... be there and catch a sneaker... LOL

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

day 4 Riley sneak!

Here is a little giftie idea, I call them snowflake kisses

I created a goodie holder using a die cut that I got from Jody awhile ago now, and it was a simple fast project to put together, some dies, ribbon, twine and a button...the STAR of the show of course is Snow Shoveling Riley!  He's got his work cut out for him that is for sure but it looks like he's got it all but done... just that last pile in the shovel! ;) Head on over to the Riley & Company and see what the DT have created!!! 


Monday, November 21, 2011

Riley day 3~KelliJo

I gotta say I am THRILLED with this next peek, I mean I love them all so far, but THIS ONE???  Yea ummm, this image ROCKS!!!!!  I stamped Grinchy Riley twice cut one out with Spellbiners 2010 ornament die, colored and the used liquid applique on layer 1, set it aside, NOT for 24 hours... I really do NOT have patience... LOL  I then colored image #2 just the face and cut it out.  After the liquid applique dried for almost an hour, lol, I puffed it up with my heat gun and then used a Jody Dimensional to adhere the face onto the body.  I then layered some black pearl flourishes onto my Green CS that I ran through the diamond CB folder.  A few extra black pearls into the corners. The ornament is "hung up" using a Websters Pages Twinkler with a black pearl in the center.  The inside is stamped with the FUNNIEST sentiment this release!!!  His "puzzler"  LOL  LOVE IT!!!  Here is my Card and Thanks for all the love so far friends!!!  It's SO much fun....



Sunday, November 20, 2011

Riley day 2 sneaks~kellijo

Hello again, it time for another sneak peek of the CUTE images Riley & co are releasing on the 24th, NOPE!  Not a type-o...the release is on Thanksgiving... some stores are opening for Black Friday at 10PM so might as well get what is REALLY on your list from the comfort of your own home and avoid making headline news right! ;0

For this peek I got reacquainted with my Exacto knife.  The Wreath just scremed to be hung from a door, or TAG in this case!! ;)  I colored the Christmas balls on the wreath in colors from my Mom's tree growing up, we had an "adults" tree and a kids tree, the adults tree was flocked and has pink and blue balls on it, I just could NOT make myself FLOCK THAT WREATH.... that is NOT a fond memory for me... LOL  Well enough blah blah blah... Here is my card, make sure you head to the Riley & Co. blog for all the Designers sneaks.... 


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Riley Sneaks Day 1 and I am Guest DT

Hello all.... It's ME!!!!  YAY!!!  I won a coveted position as a Guest DT back when Riley had a DT Call... I was LUCKY and Scored Novembers release which we all know that means WINTER RILEYS!!!!  and This year Riley has a NEW FRIEND!!!!.... Not gonna make you wait but I want you to know that you need to head to RILEY & CO to see ALL of the Sneak Peeks   Here is my card using a TON of embellishments and dimensionals, but most importantly... RILEY & PERCY!!!!!!  ;)


Thursday, November 17, 2011

a Play Day for me...

Paper Smooches Hot Concoctions and Swanky Snow Dudes.  I added the moustache from the Hot Concoctions set onto my Unique Snowman... tee hee... The other is Rin and Snowman by Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps. All ribbon and or Twine you see used came from The Ribbon Carousel



Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Moxie Fab Trigger Challenge...

I gotta admit, I have never heard of the Moxie Fab Trigger challenge but when it popped up on my FB page I INSTANTLY had inspiration, just had to cook dinner after picking Hailey up then I could play. 
Jessie was TOTALLY my inspiration from a LONG ago MFT Dienamic post when seeing these lollipop trees on this bag... The Notebook Edge Dienamic and how she used it upside down and called it a tree on the Wyatt the Conductor card she made... anyway... Here is my card and I gotta say, it was a fun challenge... I used MFT Grow Love Plant a Tree, a doily dienamic and of course the notebook edge dienamic.
 



PTI Swap Cards 2011 Christmas cards

Hello my friends!!  I just completed my Christmas cards for a PTI Swap over at SCS.  I LOVE texture and have been having fun playing with AIDA cloth and dies... I decided to honor my Mom and her AMAZING cross stitch skills by using AIDA cloth and (NO! not a needle and thread) stamps!!!  STAMPS I SAY!!! :)

Here is my card for the stocking imitation and the 2nd card is just home spun-y-ish!!!  ;) Both are very clean and Simple but NOT CAS... too much extra to be a real CAS, but still Clean and Simple!  LOL


Cops 4 Kids Auction Basket 2011

for the last 3 years running I have been the reigning CHAMPION of the Basket Auction... Each year there are several baskets put up for Auction to Benefit the Cops 4 Kids here in Olympia.  I started playing 3 years ago and have won all 3 years.  It started out as simply a necessity, I joined SO many swaps and had SO many cards laying around... then the last 2 years I have had gracious fellow stampers donate cards and join my swaps just for this great cause.  This year was no exception... the basket is GORGEOUS!!!  I couldn't fit it in the actual basket I had for the cards so I had to get crafty here at work and found a stray paper holder!!! ;) 

I have a feeling I am gonna be the Winner Winner Chicken Dinner again this year ALL THANKS TO MY SWAPPING SISTERS over at SplitCoastStampers!!!!  THANK YOU ALL!!!!!


Monday, November 7, 2011

Mojo Monday 214

It has been FOREVER since I played in the MOJO Monday challenge, it was a great sketch and I had time, so guess what... YUP!  I PLAYED!!!  :)  MME Papers and MFT Dienamics,(flourishes, doily, CS Sentiment) CS About Time stamp set were used. 

MFT WSC 44

Phew.... the grouchy is creeping in on me.... so I am loading this and heading back upstairs to create and avoid others... LOL  Day 1 was easy, apparently day 2... not so much!

MFT Flopsey and some dienamics were used. MME DP

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Time to say Good Bye after 26 years...

Well, it's time!  I remember back when we first met... I had just gotten my drivers license and was out lookin' cool!!!  There you were... the COOLEST kid on the block and you were hangin' out with me.  We have been together for 26 years now. Can you believe it?  You have been there with me through the Army days, being deployed to Saudi Arabia.  When I was left alone with a baby, you were there.  LONG drives, you were there.  You have been my encourager, the one to be the reward for completing a chore.  You helped me have patience when creating a project, yes, it has to sit and dry, so we would go hang out for awhile.  I have been SO angry and you helped me calm down.  I have eaten myself into sickness when that food was SO darn good I couldn't stop, you helped settle my tummy.  You have given me SO many laughs on those fun and crazy drunken nights out when you would be upside down and turned the wrong way.  LOL

I must say, I have tried to not want you around before, and have always come running back to you, WHY?  I just wasn't ready to face "life" on my own.  You have always been there and I could always justify "needing" you around.  Well, today that ends.  I have decided that My Life needs to be controlled by ME, NOT YOU.... I know it will sound odd to many, but I DO Thank You for helping me through so many situations that I have come up against... the good, the bad and the ugly, but ... today we are parting ways. 

SO, this is it my faithful friend....




GOOD BYE!!!!! I will NOT miss you... I'm READY FOR THIS!!!!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Ribbon Update

I have been SO excited to share this post with you.... I have updated my storage of my ribbon, and lemme tell ya... I LOVE it, it adds SO much color to my craft room and takes away those BIG BULKY DRAWERS!!!!  YAY!!!!  Now you will HAVE to go and get these DELISH Ribbon spools and put them on the EIGHT peg carousel... YES EIGHT OF THOSE BABIES!!!!  Yummm....



Monday, October 31, 2011

Hailey and Gabby carvin pumpkins 2011



Friday, October 28, 2011

MFT Guest DT Challenge Entry

It's all about the bling this month... I decided to alter some candles and a mirrored tray, you talk about Bling.... WOWZERS!!!!  ;)

MFT PI Flurry of Love; MFT pink satin ribbon; MFT Jewel brads (old); MFT dienamics-snowflakes, mini scalloped border, dizzy doily stack; MFT CS; Recollections bling strips; Viva Pearl Pen in cream

Image was stamped onto Tissue paper, colored with Copics and then heat gun to get it to "stick".  the bling brads were stuck through the layered snowflakes and then into the candle.  Extra Snowflakes were placed around the tray for decoration.  I will be purchasing 2 more sets of the snowflake dienamic.... LOL TONS of passes through my Big Shot Express, SO glad I have a push button and not a hand crank....well, enough blah blah blah how about some pictures!!!! ;)




Monday, October 24, 2011

Treat Bags

Here is a project I completed this week.  It is a quick and simple but OH SO SWEET project.  Little baggies, a PTI Frame die was cut and folded in half.  It was secured with some red gingham ribbon.  The insides are simple, Hershey's  nuggets, I took a music BG Stamp and inked it red, stamped it onto mailing labels.  Used the MFT Dienamics (hearts, snowflakes).  Simple stuff right?  the MFT bitty tag dienamic and the limited holiday stamp set from last year were also used.  what a cute lil Mini heart.... awwww

Saturday, October 22, 2011

MFT Weekly Sketch #42

Playing along with this weeks sketch over at the MFT Forum.

Here is my card using MFT Pure Innocence Lil Pumpkin, MFT Dienamics (2 flourishes and the mini scallop).  Some older DP from a long ago thrown away paper pad, you know that BIG stack of paper that you only NEED 2 pieces from.... yea, ummm, ANYWAY!!!!! :)  I used some Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge to accent each layer of the sketch, and paper pieced her dress and the pumpkin.  Gel pen and glitter pens were also used to highlight.  Mini Pearls and a SU Clip are my embellishment of choice for this card!!!! :)

Here it is:



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