Heather's Sketch #93

10/28/2009 10:40:00 PM Edit This 1 Comment »
Here is another of the talented and energetic Heather's wonderful weekly sketches. And you might want to get in on this one, because she's got blog candy (yum)! This card uses SU Bella Birds, SU Chocolate Chip DSP, SU pink ribbon, andTAC Simply Divine (with SU Watercolor Wonder Crayons). The sentiment is from SU Bird on a Branch (with Staz-On brown ink). The scallop edge is SU and the scalloped oval is a Marvy Punch from TAC. Thanks for checking this out!

SPCC #21 - Two Beautiful

10/27/2009 06:41:00 AM Edit This 8 Comments »
I'm finally back after a week off with the flu and bronchitis - I was a sick puppy! Samantha's color combo this week over at SPCC is Creamy Caramel, Ruby Red, and Bravo Burgundy - and they really look good together! Check out SPCC Color Combos, and give it a try. This week, the very talented Sammye Jo is our guest DT member (all month), as well as our prize sponsor. Her company, 62 Cards, has provided some sweet prizes for our winner.
This LO was inspired by Scrap Sketch (another DT that the amazing Samantha is on) and my beautiful grandchildren. I used SU CS, the SU Eyelet Border Punch, the SU Sizzix Top Note Die, and SU Purely Pomegranate ink. The stamps are from Judith (animals), Carolee's (Beautiful), and Autumn Leaves. I used VersaMark ink for the swirls on the sides.

Surrounded By Love: SPCC 19

10/12/2009 08:46:00 PM Edit This 12 Comments »
Hi everybody! I can't believe it's been a whole week since I've posted. So, maybe I do have a life after all! Actually, I'm shifting into quilting mode now that the weather's turning colder. I've got some flannel squares ready to go to make some rag quilts. They are so soft and cuddly. I'm making one for my 3-month-old granddaughter and one for my almost-22-year-old daughter (shhh, don't tell, it's a surprise).
Well, back to scrapbooking! It's SPCC #19, and these are great colors. Every week, Samantha has wonderful color combos and a great prize for the winner. This week's sponsor is Susan Zuzarte. She is so talented and energetic. Be sure to check out her blog and the great prize!
The picture in this LO was taken in July, while I was in Wisconsin. My twin sister had just lost her husband quite unexpectedly, so we gathered for a memorial service. My family does a great job of celebrating life and sending off a lost loved one. This was the first time in many years that my dad and all seven of my siblings were together, so we could not let the opportunity pass. The title says it all.
I used SU Close to Cocoa for the base, and cut circles (with Coluzzle) out of Green Galore, Taken With Teal, and DCWV Pocket Full of Posies. The letters were cut using the old Big Shot. The left side of the base was stamped with VersaMark using TAC's Simply Divine. I then went over it with a Stardust Clear Gelly pen to add sparkle. The flowers are Prima, highlighted withCarolee Sparkles (which I have had for years). Can you tell that I love Sparkle and bling?

ABC Emboss and Practical Scrappers

10/05/2009 09:28:00 PM Edit This 13 Comments »
I was lucky enough to have a little me time so I decided to restock my card stash (while watching the Packers/Vikings game - go Packers). This little card is for two challenges: ABC Challenge is doing E for emboss, so I used one of my favorite Cuttlebug folders on SU Bermuda Bay CS. I cut the edge with decorative scissors, which I must admit that I seldom use. But Practical Scrappers has that for their challenge this week. The base of this card is SU Very Vanilla. The sentiment is from TAC, while the image is from Inkadinkadoo (I love that name and I got this stamp in a great set at Target today). The pattern CS is DCWV Pocket Full of Posies. Now, I just hope that I don't need this card!