Sunday, July 25, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday: July?

This has been one super hectic week for me, I had 3 horse show judging jobs and in between running back and forth to the show that my husband and clients are at...and the heat index has been about Christmas... well it's seems way way off in the distant future, but I know it will be here before I can blink my eyes! Stamptacular Sunday's Challenge this week is to create a Christmas card/project and since I'm dealing with a heat wave and am not feeling the joy of Christmas quite yet, I got creative on my colors and decided to go hot pink and neon green (figure this will be the perfect card for a teen) I still "kind of" have my red and green and my Christmasy image even if I'm not quite feeling "it" yet... Can't wait to see what you come up with this week! Here's the challenge instructions below:

Create a Christmas're free to do this any way you wish. Create two DIFFERENT cards and be entered into our weekly prize drawing twice, create three different cards and you'll be entered three times, create four and you have four chances to win, etc...

Our sponsor this week is:
with a $25 Gift Certificate
Stamp: Heather Ellis Pure Innocence Line, Studio G Sentiment
Paper: Paper Studio
Other: Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Copics, Nestabilities Dies, Ribbon, Pearls and lots of glitter!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: We all scream for ICE CREAM!

I Scream, you Scream, we all SCREAM for ICE CREAM! This week on the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, we have a color challenge...the colors in your favorite sundae...yummy!

We have TWO sponsors this week, they are Magnolialicious, who have donated this adorable stamp below...
and Some Odd Girl with the winners choice of 3 digital fun

Now I have a "new" favorite sundae (it was formerly peppermint icecream with fudge) and I discovered it about 6 months ago at Culver's.... Banana's Foster Sundae...vanilla icecream, with sliced banana's and a cinammon caramel over the whole thing...I'm soooooo in heaven! So this inspired my color choices this week.

I adore these Magnolia's...and this particular one looks a little perplexed...I'm always needing a "hang in there" card for someone in need of a pick me up and I thought the sunny yellow would help. Did you see that I repeated the egg theme in the lower left corner with a button and a pearl that I colored with a yellow Copic? I kept this card simple...and fairly flat for easy mailing. Thanks for joining me today...I can't wait to see what your favorite sundae is!
  • Stamp: Magnolia, Studio G (Sentiment)
  • Paper: The Paper Studio
  • Die: Labels 4 by Nestabilities, SU Scallop Edge Punch
  • Other: Copics, buttons, pearls, paper piercer

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Sketch

This week at on the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge we have a fantastic sketch to follow...I always love these fun little sketches Priscilla comes up for us...they are so much fun!

Our sponsor this week is Stamp and Create and the winner of this challenge will receive a $20 gift certificate to their website...what fun!

I decided since I had about 30 of these little chef's all stamped up and partially colored that it might be high time to use at least 1...LOL... I just love the Magnolia line and the rolling pin she is sitting on is from the same line. I ordered these stamps last year for my cookie exchange party before Christmas...I didn't get around to using even 1/2 of my images, but they sure were fun to color!
Since I was loosely trying to following the sketch, I thought I'd make a little sugar cookie accent, I cut out two circles of the same size (different colors of paper), I then took my "frosting" or white paper and trimmed it with an uneven edge, I then added it to my cookie and then used my circle scallop punch to punch out "teeth marks"...I then added some pink sugar glitter...yummy! Thanks for joining me today and I can't wait to see what you come up with!

  • Stamps: Magnolia, Stampendous (sentiment), Papertrey Ink (flourishes)
  • Ink: Tim Holtz Antique Photo
  • Paper: Hobby Lobby line
  • Glitter: Doodle bug
  • Dies/Punches: Nestabilties Circle, Labels 1, Stampin Up Scallop Edge Punch
  • Other: Paper Piercer, glue and pop dots

Thursday, July 8, 2010

My $5 Find...

Occassionally, just occassionally I get to do something not completely horse related (big grin)... we managed to sneak away to a movie last week and on our drive home I saw one of my favorite little knick knack stores advertising a flea market that I drug poor Kevin along and loll and behold, this wonderous beauty stood out, a swiveling shelf unit...with a price tag of $5...couldn't believe my eyes...what a deal! Now for the fun of filling it...apparently it held "dog supplies"... now it'll be my flower holder! Love it!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Aperture

Happy 4th of July! How are you celebrating America's Independence Day? I think here at the farm we'll probably just watch the fireworks shows from our front yard...we get the best view and get to see 4 different shows!

This week on the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge the challenge is to make an Arperture card (ie. a card with a hole in it with an image showing through). Our sponsor this week is My Favorite Things who was generous to the Stamptacular Design Team and sent us products to use and the winner of this weeks challenge gets a $25 gift certificate. WOW! I LOVE the Heather Ellis line "Pure Innocence", her characters are just so adorable! The stamp I chose for my project today is called "Start Each Day with a "Whee"!

The minute I saw this adorable stamp, I knew I wanted her swinging from a tree...and since cork is so hot right now, I thought I'd give it a whirl. I bought a roll of it at Joann's and free hand cut my tree trunks. I then ran them through my little "X" Xyron and placed them on my card. I then punched out my leaves (SU Bird punch), and added my grass (Martha Stewart Icicle punch...don't you love it when you can find a different job for a tool than it's original use?) I then added my flowers and apples. I then added sticker pearls to the center of each flower and colored them with a red Copic.

Thanks for joining me today, hope you have a great holiday weekend and I can't wait to see what you come up with!


  • Stamp: MFT Pure Innocence "Start each day with a Whee"
  • Paper: MFT Summer Collection (flowered), all other scraps
  • Die: Nestabilities Circle and Scalloped Circle
  • Punch: Martha Stewart Icicle (grass), Stampin Up Bird (leaves and limbs on tree)
  • Other: Cork, MFT Dew Drops, Pearls, Copics