Monday, September 22, 2008

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #34

This is the card I made for Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #34. I used the House of Haunts set from Stampin' Up. I stamped the image in versamark and embossed it with black embossing powder, then colored the image with copic markers. The solid cardstock is Bazzill and the patterned paper is from Little yellow bicycle. Thanks for looking. Have a great day!

Friday, September 19, 2008

A Muse 2008 - 2009 Calendar

I don't have a card to post today, but I wanted to share something with all of you. If you visit the A Muse website , you can purchase a downloadable 16 month calendar. These are great for a desktop to remind you of all those important dates. You can really do some fun stuff with these calendars. Here's the best part: 100% of all the proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! Isn't that wonderful. This really means a lot to me personally because I lost a dear friend to Leukemia 2 years ago. Lisa was the most talented card maker/scrapbooker I've ever met, not to mention a wonderful friend and I was honored to know her. She fought a hard battle with Leukemia and we lost her too soon. She would have been 37 this year. So as soon as I heard about the calendars that you can purchase with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, I got online and made my donation and got the downloadable calendar, and I urge all of you to do the same. There are three levels of donations you can make. The first level is $4, and you can receive this great calendar to decorate, and help a wonderful cause. Thanks for reading.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #33

For this week's cupcake challenege, I used some new stamps I got from Simon Says Stamp. I stamped the piece of cake in Palette burnt sienna. The patterned paper is Making Memories and the cardstock is SU whisper white, certainly celery and pretty in pink. I colored the cake with copics and used stardust stickles on the candle. I used a few Bella baubles in the corner. Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #32

Don't you just love the look on the faces of these reindeer? Friday night my friend Renee and her neice Taylor came over and I was trying to come up with my idea for the cupcake challenge this week. Taylor immediately thought of these reindeer. She also thought it would be cute if they were wearing matching sweaters, so I got out my water pen and reinkers and she went to town. I think she did a fabulous job. Taylor is 12 and so talented. She basically came up with this whole card and I pretty much just sat there and put it together. We used old olive, ruby red, baja breeze and the new dsp from Stampin' up. I used my spellbinder dies to make the circles and the stamp set is Holiday Lineup from Stampin' Up. Thanks for looking, and thanks to Taylor for helping me with the challenge.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #31

Well, I missed it again. I worked on my card this weekend for the Taylored Expressions cupcake challenge and left my camera at work, and since yesterday was a holiday, I didn't get to post my card. Better late than never I suppose. I used Stampin' Up basic black, whisper white, baja breeze and pink pirouette. The patterned paper is from Miss Elizabeths which I picked up at the dollar store - SWEET! The stamp set is from Hero Arts . The "frosting" is made from felt flowers from Stampin' Up with black brads. I also used my divine swirls embossing folder cuttlebug . I love that machine! Thanks for looking!