Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tracy's Sketch Challenge

I love doing these sketch challenges-it takes the guesswork out of the layout--which is usually the hardest part for me! I didn't get around to it last week-I honestly have no idea where last week went! I didn't want this week to escape me too--DH and I are going digging for fossils and bison bones this weekend, and I know I'll be busy getting kids events and schedules ironed out later on this week--it's always 4 days of work for 2 days away, right? ;)

I decided to use the new tree clear set from A Muse on this card--I really like this set--I think I'll be using it A LOT! The saying is also one of my favorites-and I love fall colors, so it all just fell into place. Thanks again Tracy, for posting these fun sketches every week--I always look forward to Thursdays! Tracy

Weekly Challenge

Jennie's challenge this week on the A Muse site was to make either a sweet treat container or a treat card. I bought these silver tins 2 months ago on clearance at JoAnn's Fabrics. I had no idea what I was going to do with them, but they were too cheap to pass up!

I thought this would be a good time to break them out! My oldest DD plays basketball, and I thought it'd be fun to make some post game treats for the girls-the A muse clear sports set fit the circles perfectly--I colored with copics, the basketball ribbon was an orange dotted ribbon-I drew the lines to make it look like basketballs-now I'll fill them with M&Ms and pass them out after the game! Tracy

Monday, September 29, 2008

Heather's Spark

I have to admit, the aged paper challenge last week threw me--I just couldn't get an idea. I was really happy to have something like this to play with this week. I just got my new tree set from A Muse, so of course that was what I used.
I needed a card for my sister's anniversary, and I really like the fact that these tree images are so versatile.
Stamps, notecards, and ribbon are A Muse. Staz-on ink in Timber Brown. Copic cool grey for shadowing. It's a little hard to see, but the middle tree is pop-dotted to give it a little more dimension. Thanks for looking-have a great day!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Weekly challenge-just because

Jennie challenged us to make a card "just because" this week at the Addicts site. This came at the perfect time, my niece went away to college, about 6 hours from her home. I've been meaning to send her a gift card to Starbucks and I never got around to it. I decided that of course she should be the recipient of my card!
All stamps, notecards, ribbon A Muse. Making Memories eyelets, Staz-on ink in Jet Black, and Versacolor blue-not sure which shade!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Stamp of the week

was the MB Holiday Bird, MB Little Bird, or the clear Celebration Kids. I decided to use my MB Holiday Bird, but I ended up going in a completely different direction than my original plans! LOL! I decided that the ornament could be made into a Jack-o-lantern. I masked off the holly on birdie's head, then paper pieced Sabrina's hat on instead. I used a fine line pen to make the pumpkin face. Stamps, notecard, and ribbon by A Muse, copics for coloring, stickles on hat, glossy accents on pumpkin. Thanks for stopping by-Tracy

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

October Home Page

I'm loving these new calendar downloads from A Muse! They are so versatile, and fun to play with! I got the square format, but I'm thinking I'll go back and get the other two as well.
All stamps are A Muse: pumpkin baby, witch girl, cat style, and banner from clear border set. The solid bird marks the party date!
Notecard is A Muse, ribbon is A Muse. Stazon jet black ink and colorbox chalk ink.
Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Anything but a card...

was the theme for Heather's spark this week. The first project I did was one that I'm sure everyone has done a version of at one time or another in grade school. The good old paper lantern-this time turned into a pumpkin. I used A Muse, Me and My Big Ideas, and Making Memories paper. I stamped a leaf from A Muse's new clear set and added some to the pumpkins and then tied them to some twine at varying lengths.
My next project was to pretty up a Glade candle--I took white cardstock, and stamped with leaves from the A Muse clear set in different colors. I then added a MS tag stamped with an A Muse sentiment. I glued this around the base, added some A Muse ribbon, and voila!--an easy peasy fall project! Tracy

Tracy's Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone--that time of the week again-I had a hard time with this one--I just can't seem to think of anything lately-kind of a little slump, I guess. The stamp and notecard are A Muse, coloring with copics, and some stickles for glitter! Here's hoping the mojo comes back! Tracy

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

Today is my 17th wedding anniversary! Love you, honey!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Where, oh where

did my mojo go? Where, oh where, could it be. I've had no desire to stamp a thing all week long-in kind of a slump. I was in need of a birthday card for my oldest daughter's friend--so thank goodness for the inspiration over at the A Muse News site. It was just what I needed! Notecard, ribbon, stamps, and bling by A Muse.
Now, hopefully I can do some weekly challenges!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

And the Winner is....

Alanna Harris said...
Thanks so much for doing this giveaway...I'd love to give this stamp a new home!Alanna (al_silver2)
September 6, 2008 7:51 PM

Thanks to everyone for stopping by my blog--this was so much fun I'll have to do it again.
THe winner was picked using Random.org
Here are your random numbers:21
Timestamp: 2008-09-11 14:10:51 UTC


Friday, September 5, 2008

Stamp of the week

I was so happy Jennie had the Hippie snowchick as a choice in the Stamp of the Week challenge over at the A Muse Addicts site! She is just so adorable--I thought she would inspire love in Hailey's snowman. I just got him last week, and I'm really loving him! He's adorable, and just by buying him, you are contributing to a great cause-the Scleroderma Foundation.

Notecard, Stamps, and Ribbon by A Muse

Copics for coloring, Stickles on heart, brad by Making Memoriew, Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Tracy's Sketch Challenge

Tracy had a fantastic sketch this week, I know I'll be using this one a lot! I used the new A Muse Kichen Black notecard in my design--I love this notecard-it has quickly become a favorite! It looks like it will be a dreary weekend in my neck of the woods, so hopefully I'll get an opportunity to do some serious stamping this weekend!!
Notecard-A Muse, stamps A Muse-ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Colorbox cateyes blue, spica for sparkle in the lights! Tracy

Thursday, September 4, 2008

ATC sneak peek

Here's a couple quick pictures of my first ATC's. I decided to give this a try, and I found out, I really love it! The first card is one I did for Aileen's Amuseapalooza ATC swap. I really like how this one turned out, I'm loving the new cityscape image! The second one is for LeeAnne's Halloween ATC swap--this is just an idea, not necessarily my finished product--something about this one just doesn't seem "right". Tracy

Blog candy

Oops--I accidentally purchased a stamp that I already own-this is a brand new, never used stamp-I decided to give all you Addicts a chance at it! Just leave a comment and I will use Random.org to pick a winner on September 11. I'll post the winner at the A Muse site to get mailing address. Good Luck! Tracy

Emboss spark

This week for Heather's spark, she challenged us to use embossing in our designs. Sounds fun, right? Well, as a very newbie stamper, I had never embossed before! I knew though, exactly what I wanted to do--I love this new little rat from A Muse-I decided to just go simple-I only embossed the white rat, and the sentiment--it came out kind of cool--I really like how embossing just pops the sentiment at you!! Thanks Heather, for once again giving me a little nudge! Tracy
ribbon, notecard, stamps by A Muse. Memento Tuxedo Black ink-- embossing powders by Stampendous.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

First Day of School

First day of school-fun, fun! The kids had a great day-it was a little lonely at home for mom! ;(