Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Anyway.............this first card combines 2 SCS Challenges from this week..........I am really enjoying combining challenges!! However, I haven't combined more than 2 yet, but I will be attempting to do so as you can get some awesome creations as I've seen in the Gallery and on Blogs!!!! The SCS Color Challenge and the Sketch Challenge were really a fun combo!!! The Black, White and River Rock just look so elegant together!! And I have never used any River Rock!! Well, that will change now!!!! My only issue was that the SU River Rock double stitched ribbon did not match the cardstock well, so I used other ribbon.
This second card started out great!!! I colored in my first Basket stamp from Gina K.'s new set with my first set of Copic Markers. I have lots to learn and really need to go hunt down those tutorials!!! I was pretty happy with the image...........just not too thrilled at my entire card. But it was 2 a.m.............and although sometimes I get wonderful creative ideas late at night..........sometimes I miss the boat. Well, I think it will still make a cheery little hello for a little lady at church. But..................I will be working on something else to redeem my use of Copics and Gina K. stamps!!! LOL I did use some Blue on my card, which was my own little challenge!!
Now.............2 fun announcements!!!!
I received my Pay It Forward blog candy from Susan in Australia!!! Oh the cute and adorable little button animals!!! I LOVE native animals!!! Okay, that sounds weird!! LOL You know what I mean..........a kangaroo and a croc and a platypus!!! And a card with an adorable photo of a platypus!!! Some images, dp and picures of these gorgeous parrots that live right outside her home!!! Check out Susan's Blog.........she's very creative and very sweet and also captures some cool pictures she shares sometimes!!! Thanks Susan!!! My PIF blog candy is on it's way!!!
And how lucky am I?????????? Remember Melanie Muenchinger's Blog Candy Contest???? I WON!!!!!!!! Go check her blog out to see the goodies!!! There's just too many to list!!!! Now how can I complain about my last name (Murphy)???? Murphy's Law is working FOR me lately!!!!!! ROFL
Monday, February 25, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Second...........it's MONDAY!!! A Challenge!!!! Okay........since I'm soooo behind in getting my swaps finished up.....the challenge for today is very simple........if you have any swaps you are participating in..........work on 'em!!! LOL Hey.......not every Monday challenge will be so easy......but I need this one too!! :)
Third.................I was tagged with my second Excellence Award!!! I was so stunned, I almost didn't even see my own name there!!! ;) Shannon is such a sweetheart!! And has some amazing creations she shares on her blog!! I've so enjoyed getting to know her and just love her cheerful and sweet comments on my blog!! Thank you so much!!!
Now.........here's who I'm gonna tag with an Exellence Award................anyone who has EVER commented on my blog!!!! Truly!!!! You all have fantastic blogs of your own and busy lives, but every comment means so much to me and is such a happy part of my day to read!! Thank you and thank you to those who are linking me to their blogs as I'm enjoying meeting lots of new folks too!! Have a FANTASTIC stampin' day!!! :)
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
And........I decided to combine challenges as I've seen many other SCS'ers do!! It can really be interesting!! So this was the Color Challenge and the Sketch Challenge for this week on SCS. The Challenge Forum is awesome!!! I think it's really helping me to grow as a stamper and get my creativity flowing!!! A super HUGE thank you to all the amazing ladies who post new challenges every single day!!!
So this card uses Kraft, Green Galore and Tempting Turquoise. Although I had used up all my turquoise and had to substitute Taken With Teal. I also used the sketch posted in the Wednesday sketch challenge. I had lots of fun!! I am really enjoying the paper piercing look right now!! And, of course............gotta Bling it Up!!!! ROFL Of course I do!! ;) I used an older SU stamp set called Send A Celebration that my very good flybaby friend, Paula, RAK'd me with!!! Also my brand new SU set called Sprinkles! What do you think????
I also made some of these mini 4x4 cards to go into some WishRAK images I stamped! I just got approved on SCS into the RAK'ing group.............and I'm jumpin' in!! Looks like I'm gonna have all kinds of fun!!! Swapping images and all kinds of other doo-dads!!! And I just love sharing my images since my hubby spoils me!! I mean.......seriously, I AM an addict!!! If you see any images on my cards that you'd like........just let me know!!! See?? That way I can tell hubby that I share and then stay in denial as to my actual "issues"!!! ROFL!!!
OHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! And I forgot to say that I signed up as an SU Demo!!!! Of course, only as a hobby demo as my sales skills STINK!!!! I attempted Pampered Chef when my kids were little........I BOMBED!!! Ah well.......at least I can get discounts on my own addiction for a while!!! I got lots of brand new sets (to me) that I can't wait to play with!!! Soooooooo..........y'all stay tuned!!!! :)
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Allrighty..............Monday's Challenge.............I want to see some BLING!!! That's it........just use bling on your creation!! Am I cheating with this challenge?? Since there's rarely a card I make **without** bling!!!! LOLOL
Have a FANTASTIC start to a new week!!! I've got lots of swaps to start on so I can play with all my new Gina K. stuff and my new Stampin' Up Demo kit when it arrives!!!!! :)
First I found out my Baby 'Raffie card (that I posted just a couple posts back) got a VERY cool Honorable Mention......actually a "Hippy" Mention!!! :) ON Melanie's Blog!!!! How absolutely fantastic is that??!!!! And I'll be getting a card that Melanie makes just for ME!!!! It's soooo gonna get framed and hung up over my craft table!!! You so have to go check out the winner of Melanie's contest using her first stamp set Just So Hippy!! It's an INCREDIBLE lamp for a little girl's room!!! Oh it's wonderful!!! An extremely talented stamper, Linsey, made it and I'm so thrilled it won!! I have plans to make one of those for my little niece!!!
THEN..............an extremely TALENTED stamper, Carolina, leaves me a very fun comment on my blog to go check her blog out for a surprise!!!! And WOWWWWWWWWWEEEEEEE!!! You coulda knocked me over with a feather!!! (no easy feat!!! LOLOL) She honored me with this Amazing Award!!!! That was such a FABulous surprise!!!! Thank you so much Carolina!!!! It means so much to me!!
Whew!!!! All that plus a wonderful Gina K. order that I can't wait to show up at my door!!! No wonder I'm still awake at almost 2 a.m.!!!! I'm on waaaaaay more than Cloud 9!!!! Maybe Cloud 109!!!! :)
Now........I've got a tough job...........to pass the award on to just a few..........even though you ALL know I just love each and every blog!!! I must choose!!! Soooo.........here are just a few of my MANY faves!!!
Diane's Designs ~ She has stunning creations and is a guest designer and SU Demo and a very talented lady!!
Sarah's Stampin' ~ She has really helped me and shared some fantastic designs and ideas!! (She shared the info and gave me the encouragement to send some photos in to some Papercrafting Magazines!!!)
Story About A Girl ~ She is ON FIRE!!!! She's been stamping for a whopping 6 months and is already on a Design Team!!! You Go Girl!!! (She's inspired me to try for that same goal!!!)
Stampin' and Kwiltin' ~ She always shares everything!! Her beautiful creations, her crazy days, and her cool tutorials so we all don't have to go buy everything to figure out what's better!!! LOL
Carolina.............this also comes right back atcha!!! I may be new to your blog..........but you are fantastically gifted and I'll be a "regular" there now!!! Thanks again!!!
Friday, February 8, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
As my little niece says......."how 'bout"..........EMBOSSING!! Something simple...........any kind of embossing. Cuttlebug, heat embossing, etc............whatever you feel like!!! :)