Sunday, May 31, 2009

SOA Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge

Some more SOA challenges before the event is over. Run don't walk to the event, today is the last day, HURRY!!!!!

This is the SOA Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge

Upload a photo of your creation, using this sketch, to the gallery at the SOA site using the tag "SSSCSOA" (all capital letters). Deadline to enter is Midnight EDT May 31 (you'll have all day on the 31st to keep playing!)

Here is my card. The sketch is super simple which makes for a fast card.

Card Size: 4 x 5 1/2
Stamps: Stampendous branch trio, Verve Circular Sayings
Paper: Black, Kraft, Whisper White, & Green Cardstock
Ink: ColorBox Classic pigment Cat's Eyes Queue Moss Green, ColorBox Pigment Frost White ink
Accessories: Shimmerz, brad, Making Memories Embellishment jar (flowers, buttons), Gross Grain Ribbon,

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Some more SOA Challenges

Hey Everyone,

I decided to play some more over at SOA so for this card that I made I did two challenges in one. Here are the challenges:

Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge

Taylor has a special sketch that she designed just for the Stampin' Out Alzheimers event in addition to some bonus challenges! For each card you create using this sketch you'll be entered once into the random drawing.

Challenge - 1 entry for creating a card using the sketch
Bonus Challenge - 2 entries for creating a birthday card using the sketch
Triple Bonus Challenge - 3 entries for creating a birthday card using the sketch & Taylored Expressions stamps.

Upload a photo of your creation to the gallery here at the SOA site using the tag "SOATE" (all capital letters). Taylor will use this tag to find the submissions and select a winner, so please be sure to tag your photo correctly! Deadline to enter is Midnight EDT May 31 (you'll have all day on the 31st to keep playing!).

The Second Challenge is Two By Two Card Challenge

Because there are two hostesses, they've chosen two colors for you to work and brown (along with a neutral of your choice) and you must use two types of embellishments (but no more than two) on your card. For clarification, we would count ribbon as one embellishment and brads as another. That's it...the rest is up to you!

Please use the tag "soatwobytwo" (all lower case, all one word) when uploading your creations to the gallery here at Stamp Out Alzheimers so we can find them and pull them into our Challenge Album. The deadline for uploading is midnight EST on Sunday, May 31st.

So here it is I made this card making sure to follow both rules for the challenge. And then just because I love my Flower Soft so much I added flower soft after submitting my card to the Two-by-Two challenge and then I submited it to Taylors Challenge.

So here they are. Enjoy!!!!

Card Size: 4 x 5 1/2
Stamps: Verve Because of You, Verve Circular Sayings
Paper: Me&My BIG Ideas Fashion District Paper Pad, Sable & Whisper White Cardstock
Ink: Pitch Black (Adirondak), Color Box Chalk Rose Coral, ColorBox Classic pigment Cat's Eyes Queue Moss Green
Accessories:Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Pearls, Gross Grain Ribbon, Flower Soft

Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to go over to SOA and Stamp out Alzheimer, tomorrow is the last day so hurry.

Friday, May 29, 2009

A note for you VSSOA

I've been playing in a challenge or two over at Stampin' Out Alzheimer's site!

A small donation (see link in sidebar) gets you access to this week-long virtual stamping event, which has all sorts of challenges and chances to win some fabulous prizes. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the Alzheimer's Association, which is a cause dear to my heart. The association provides valuable information, education and support for Alzheimer's patients and their families, as well as funding research to find a cure for this frightening disease. Jen Tapler founded this event. Her dad has been rapidly progressing through the stages of Alzheimer's, and having watched those stages first-hand with my grandfather, my heart breaks for her and the grandfather this disease is cheating her son out of. So if you have a few dollars to spare, please particpate in this fundraiser. Not only can you win some fabulous prizes, but you can make a DIFFERENCE!

I decided to play with the Verve Sketch Challenge for a chance to win 3 New Release Verve Stamp Sets - Up, Up and Away, Dare to Be You, and Sweet on You. The Rules were to create a project using this sketch and upload to the SOA gallery with the tag "VSSOA".

I always thought it would be cool to use fun flock on an image from the Verve set "Because of you." So I thought this sketch would be the perfect opportunity to give it a try. So here it is. Enjoy!!!

Card Size: 4 x 5 1/2
Stamps: Verve Because of You, SU Sweet Little Sentiments
Paper: Martha Stewart Paper, The Paper Company Hyacinth and Kraft Cardstock
Ink: ColorBox Classic pigment Cat's Eyes Queue Moss Green
Accessories: Gross Grain Ribbon, Pearls, Martha Stewart Arch Lattice Border Punch, Fun Flock Purple and White

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!!!!!!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

VLVMay04 Masculine

The {twist} this week is to make it masculine! Great time to get some father's day cards done, or bday cards for the men in your life! Other than a masculine theme, anything goes!

This weeks keywords are Verve (if you use Verve stamps) and VLVMay04.
Verve stamps are NOT required to play or be eligible, but if you have them, use them!

So here is my last card for this months Verve Challanges. I decided to finally use my Tractor stamp from High Hopes. The colors are unisex but hopefully it is masculine enough for the challenge, I really like this paper combo by My Mind's Eye. Enjoy!!!!

Card Size: 5 x 6 1/2
Stamps: High Hopes Tractor
Ink: Pitch Black (Adirondack), Copic Markers
Paper: My Mind's Eye Tres Belle "Family Tree" Floral and Plaid
Accessories: Paper Piercer, Shimmerz, Brads, SU Photo Corner Punch

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!!!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

VLVMay03 Inspriation

The {twist} this month over at the verve forum is FAVORITES! Amber wants you to use your favorite COLOR COMBO, Favorite EMBELLISHMENT, and FAVORITE VERVE SET (or if you don't have Verve stamps yet, use your favorite stamp)! In your card description, please list what your favorites are so we all know! Easy peasy! Hope you guys love the sketch and twist this week, Amber is looking forward to seeing everyones favorites!!! Keywords this week are VLVMay03 and Verve (If you're using Verve stamps).

So here it is. My favorite color is PURPLE, I love, love, love, purple. I also like the color sage and I like to combine it with purple, they make such a pretty color combo. I also love Pearls, Shimmerz, and I love Flower Soft, they are all SOOOO pretty, and they add such great elegance to cards. And my favorite set from Verve is Because of You, when I saw this set I knew I just had to have it for Mother's Day and just for the beautiful flowers and all they things that I could do with them. Oh and lets not forget Martha's Arch Lattice Border punch, its just so pretty and it adds the perfect touch to everything.

So here is my card, I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I do.


Card Size: 5 x 6 1/2
Stamps: Verve Because of You
Paper: Whisper White, Kraft, Plum, SU Perfect Plum Patterns Designer Series Paper
Ink: Pitch black (Adirondack), ColorBox Classic pigment Cat's Eyes Queue Moss Green
Accessories: Martha Stewart Arch Lattice Border Punch, Lavender Flower Soft, Lavender Stickles, Green Sheer Ribbon, Pearl Brads, Lilac Shimmerz

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

VLVMay02 Thanks so much

For the week of 5/8 the {twist} is a color challenge! Amber going to make it easy on us, the colors are ANY SHADE of blue and ANY SHADE of green! AND you can use any neutrals you want! That's pretty easy right? Amber always says that and then there are a couple of us who don't like it, lol! Keywords this week are Verve (if you're using Verve stamps) and VLVMay02. Verve stamps are NOT required for these challenges! BUT if you have them, lets see em!

So I decided to use my Because of you set, I absolutely love this set. And of course I used my flower soft which has became one of my latest favorite embellishments.

So here is my card. Enjoy!!!


Card Size: 5 x 6 1/2
Stamps: Verve Because of You, SU Pocket Silhouette Sentiment
Paper: Nana's Nursery Baby Girl Stack (DCWV,)Whisper White, Kraft, & Blue Cardstock
Ink: Pitch black (Adirondack), ColorBox Classic pigment Cat's Eyes Queue Moss Green
Accessories: Corner Punch, Lemon Flower Soft, Brads

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!!!!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

VLVMay01 Thank you

For the week of 5/1 the {twist} over at the verve forum is an inspiration challenge! Amber challenges you to be inspired by something in your home! She doesn't care what it is, could be a painting, your couch, bedspread, a book, ANYTHING! All she asks is that you let us know what you were inspired by! You are free to take a picture of the object and post it here with a link to your card, we'd love to see it!

Keywords for this weeks sketch are VLVMay01 and Verve (if you're using Verve stamps). Verve stamps are NOT required but we love to see the Verve stamps being put to good use ALL ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO PLAY!

So here it is, I was inspired by this beautiful Anthurium plant that my boyfriend gave me. I know they are pink but I was inspired by the little thing that comes out of every flower, and I used it to inspire me to use flower soft, cause that it what the little think poking out of the flower reminds me of. It also inspired my to use my Because of you Verve Stamp set.

When I first bought this set, "Because of You," I knew I wanted to use Flower Soft on it, but I hadn't gotten my hands on it yet. So a few weeks ago there was a Stamp convention here in Sacramento, and my goal in going was that I was going to buy Flower Soft. Sure enough one of the booths there was selling Flower Soft, I was supper excited!!! So this was my first attempt at trying it out.

So here is my card. Enjoy!!!


Card Size: 5 x 4 1/2
Stamps: Verve Because of You
Paper: Whisper White, Cream, Purple Cardstock
Ink: Pitch black (Adirondack), ColorBox Classic pigment Cat's Eyes Queue Moss Green
Accessories: Lavender Flower Soft, Green Gross Grain Ribbon,

Thanks for stopping by, have a fun and safe Memorial day!!!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Graduation Pictrures

Hey everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying your Memorial Day weekend. I told you all I would share some pictures from my roommates graduation so here I am to share them with you. The graduation took place on Friday at 5:30 here in Sacramento at Arco Arena where the Kings play. It was a bit windy but never the less it was a great day celebrated with her family and her friends. She received a Bachelor's in Child Development and was excepted into the Credential Program to become a teacher. Congrats Suzy, we are all so proud of you!!!

So here are the pics.

This is a pic of the Dean of Sacramento State College giving a speech to the graduates.

This is a pic of me and my best friend, since kindergarten, can you believe that, after the graduation.

Pic of my roomy getting a graduation Lei from her sister.

I have known these girls since the first day of kindergarten, these girls are the best and after all these years were are still all really good friends.

Old Roomy Pic. Suzy, the graduate, and I are roommates right now and Barbie was our roommate for two years after we move out of the dorms.

This is just a pic of all use girls as Suzy's graduation.

And this last pic is off all of our friends that we meet at Sacramento State.

Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Congrats Graduates

Does anyone else have a hard time making graduation cards? Graduation cards are my least favorite cards to make, I can never get one that I absolutely love, but this time around I think I finally got one. After making three different cards using the same stamps, I went with a super simple and quick card and I think it came out just right, quite elegant in fact. Take a look.

This one was my first attempt.
I saw this card over at Mother's Little Helper and I was inspired to do something along those lines using the TCPTUES59 sketch challenge.

This was my second attempt. Lol I was getting somewhere.

And this was my third and final attempt since it came out quite simple and very nice.

I hope you enjoyed!!!

I had my final exam today, I think I did pretty well. So now it's all about summer vacation and getting back to my card and my scrapbooks, so you'll be seeing a whole lot of me from now until school starts. So stay tuned for some of my creations.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great Friday. I know I will I will be attending my roommates graduation ceremony, I'm so excited for her she is a first generation college graduate, I'm sure her parents are very proud of her. I'll have some picture to share later tomorrow or next week.

Card Size: 5 x 4 1/2
Stamps: Inkadinkado "Congrats Grad", Amuse Grad cap and Grad scroll
Paper: Whisper White, Kraft, Green
Ink: Pitch black (Adirondack), Copic Markers
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestibilities, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Paper Piercer, brads, ribbon

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Challenge 10 - Minimal

Todays challenge over at the Creative Card Crew has been set by their newest team member the lovely JOEY. This week Joey has set the challenge MINIMAL.

The prize for this weeks challenge is TWO Country Cousins stamps by Sugar Nellie, these have been kindly donated by LINDA.

So I decided to go super simple and quick since I should be studying for tomorrow mornings final exam but as you see I have fixed my blog since I managed to mess it all up last night and erase a lot of things that I had so I've spent most of my day fixing my blog so now I quickly made a card for the Card Crew then it'll be time to hit the books.

I hope you enjoy and sorry for the short post, I'll be back strong sometime after Thursday of next week when Summer vacation begins, Yeahhhhh!!!

Card Size: 5 x 4 1/2
Stamps: Studio G "damask" $1 Michaels
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Pitch black (Adirondack), Versa Mark Water mark ink
Accessories: Stampendous PEARLustre AMETHYST Opaque embossing powder, Cuttlebug, Nestibilities

Thanks for stopping by, see ya soon.


EKKKK!!!!!! There has been an incident and I am very upset about it. I was trying to change my blog template to a 3 column template but with the main column on the right and the two other columns on the left and after try for a long time and getting closer and closer and finally getting it and viewing my blog I noticed everything was gone. AHHHHHH I was so upset!!!! All up my side columns were empty, no widits, no blogs that I follow no pictures or htmls on the side just all my blogging and card pictures, everything else was gone. YIKESSSS!!!! Oh so frustrated so, as you can see its very late and I've been sorting through my web browsers history to get everyone blogs back up, but I know very well that I was following more poeoples blog and it just way past my bedtime and with a test tomorrow evening I need to get to bed to be able to wake up early tomorrow (not happening) so that I can study all day for the test.

I am so frustrated, but at least I can get some of what I lost back but not everything. So sorry for the blog being messed up, hopefully it'll get fixed.


Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Hey everyone,

One last Mother's Day sample card to share with you guys. This was the 4th card that I made before I was able to come up with the perfect Mother's Day card, check this postfor the perfect Mother's Day card.

I pick up this card from Jackie Pedro's blog, she made some great card for the Verve sneak peak and I so happend to want to CASE this card of hers. She does such amazing work!!! So for my card I changed up the colors a bit to be more springy but otherwise its the same layout. I thought it came out nicely but it just wasn't the one.

So this is the last Mother's Day card I will be sharing with you since I had to make 6 to get the perfect one and I've showed you all of them. Now it's back to school. I have this week, which is almost over, except for a test of Thursday night and one early Friday Morning, and then next week which is finals, so this week is the last week of instruction and then I just have one final on Thursday and I'm done and on my way (hopefully) to a summer of card making and getting to my scrapbooks. Lucky me, we will see how well I keep to being creative all summer long. So if I'm not around the rest of this week and next Im studying my you know what off to get straight A's like last semester, so I won't be creating tell later.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy and have a great day!!!!!!!!!!

Card Size: 5 x 4 1/2
Stamps: Verve Because of You
Paper: Baja Breeze, Kraft, Whisper White
Ink: Pitch black (Adirondack),SU Baja Breeze,
Accessories: Provo Craft Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing folder, Nestibilities, hemp, button, Gross grain ribbon, pearls


Now it's your turn to try the sketch.

Taylor will choose the most clever, creative and cute creation from the submissions this weekend to be the Featured Cupcake Sampler next week. Your design and blog will be featured on her blog during Cupcake Friday. You're welcome to create something other than a card, but just stick to the sketch as closely as possible and you'll be eligible for the Featured Cupcake Sampler honors. If you upload your sketch to Splitcoast, use keyword TECC66 (for Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge 66). Leave a comment on Taylor's blog with a link to your blog or gallery upload so Taylor can check it out.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mojo83 Because of you

So here is the second and third card that I made for Mother's Day. They are a set, as you scroll down one is pink and the other is blue, but they are the same exact card. They are just super cute!!! The original idea for this card was made by Charmaine over at Oodabug Alley and you can see the original card at this link. She uses the Mojo83 sketch and the just released Verve set, Because of you. I just loved the card and I had everything to create it so I gave it a shot and did the blue one at the same time.

I hope you guys enjoy and stay tuned for one more Mother's Day card.

Card Size: 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 (Charmaine's card was 4.25 but I just noticed that now, so my card is a little bigger than hers)
Stamps: Verve Because of You
Paper: Nana's Nursery Baby Girl Stack (DCWV), Nana's Nursery Baby Boy Stack (DCWV)
Ink: Pitch black (Adirondack), SU Kiwi Kiss, SU Baja Breeze, Rose Coral ColorBox Chalk
Accessories: Stickles, Gross Grain Ribbon, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Martha Stewart Scalloped Dot Edge Punch, Paper piercer


Mojo Monday Week 83

To play along, just make a project using the provided sketch. Upload it to your blog or online gallery and leave a comment at the bottom of this post, so we can come check out your creation. There is no time limit - you can always play any week at any time. If you upload to online galleries, please use keyword/tag MOJO83.

Check out some more Mojo83 creations here.

Thanks for stopping by have a great day!!