Wednesday, October 29, 2008

More Mittens

It's a gorgeous fall day here--bright and sunny! I really should be outside doing yardwork-----our yard needs to be mowed one more time before the snow covers it--but I only like to cut it when it's 80 degrees and sunny! Who wants to mow with a hat and gloves on? But, at least I can put on a pair of cozy mittens! :) I'm having so much fun making these--they come together so fast! Have a great day--thanks for stopping by. Tracy

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Stamp of the week

I got the party time set a while ago, and haven't used it yet. How perfect that Jennie chose that one this week on the A Muse Addict site.

I had a couple different ideas, so I decided to post them both! They both have sentiments that were made by combining two together---the first one uses the what's cookin' from the clear set and brewing up some fun---the second one is you're special and hot diggety dog mixed together!
Thanks for looking! Tracy
Supplies-All images A Muse
Notecard and ribbon A Muse
Staz-on ink in Jet Black
Copics for coloring

Monday, October 27, 2008

Bright White

The weekly challenge at the A Muse Addict site was to create a one layer white card----I totally missed the one layer part the first time---

I wasn't really sure what to do----I stumbled across the Madeira stamp and it grew from there--I was going to pop dot the acorns--but I wasn't sure if that was allowed in "one" layer! Thanks for stopping by--I hope to do some more mittens today, so stop by tomorrow to take a look if you'd like! Have a great day-Tracy

Home Page Contest

The theme for this month's Home Page contest at the A Muse Addict site is of course, Thanksgiving! I've had this idea in mind ever since I got the Mayflower stamp---it was fun to finally ink it up and put it on paper!! It is a gorgeous sunny day here, hopefully the snow melts and it warms up before Halloween---costumes and snow boots-NOT fun!! Thanks for Looking--Tracy
Supplies: All stamps A Muse
Notecards-A Muse
Staz-on ink in Jet Black
Copics for coloring

Friday, October 24, 2008

More mittens

I decided to try another pair using the blanket stitch to close---much, much, much easier!! Plus, I think they look cuter too! I will definitely be whipping up some of these for Christmas presents--wool sweaters are easy to find in thrift stores in the Midwest!! Thanks for stopping by---Tracy


My sister mentioned that she was going to make some mittens out of old sweaters. I decided that I wanted to try too! I found a cute old sweater in the back of my closet that I never wore because it itched too bad---I hate wool!---I felted it in the washing machine, cut out a mitten shape for my youngest daughter and voila---mittens were born! I added some felted flowers to make them more girly! The toughest part was definitely the sewing---I DO NOT sew--I don't own a sewing machine, so I did these by hand--it was a long process-my sister mentioned how cute they would look with yarn blanket stitched around the outside---hmmm-that might be easier! I think I'll get some more old wool sweaters from the thrift store and try that method! Thanks for stopping by-Tracy

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Stamp of the week

It was all about the trees this week at the A Muse Addict site. I decided to play around with a Christmas card idea---it's fast approaching, and of course I haven't made any cards yet! This would be super simple to mass produce--no coloring involved! This one goes on the short list--have a great day--another cold rainy day here. Thanks for looking, Tracy.
Supplies: A Muse ribbon, stamps--Trees clear set, Big Block, Holiday greeting clear set
A muse pigment ink in black, Versamagic chalk ink in sea breeze
A Muse bling

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tracy's Sketch Challenge

It's a very "fall" day here, overcast and rainy. I was a good girl this morning and got all my cleaning done (but not all the laundry, because seriously, it's never ending!). So, since I got my chores done, I thought it would be a perfect day to tackle some challenges---I just purchased these stamps from Tracy and thought it would be fun to use them on her sketch. These little Saltbox Studio mice are so cute----I really wish I had some pregnant friends! It's funny, 10 years ago all my friends were getting married, or having kids---now it's too early for graduation, or their kid's weddings, or grandkids---kind of a standstill. Have a great day!!
Supplies: Saltbox Studio stamps--sweet sentiment is Gina K
ink-A Muse pigment ink
notecard-ribbon-A Muse

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Saltbox Studio Madness

I was the lucky winner at the A Muse blog of the new Saltbox Studio Fall set----these sets are fabulous!!!! I am embarassed to admit I didn't own any Saltbox Studio before this---that will soon change! There are so many great images--my toughest part was trying to decide which ones to use! My first card is also my entry for Jennie's weekly challenge on the A Muse Addicts blog. The challenge was to do paper piecing--I knew as soon as I received these, that the Pilgrims were going to get "pieced". Thanks Linda for the great set----I really love them!

Supplies: Saltbox Studio Clear stamps

Staz-on ink in Jet Black and Timber Brown

A Muse notecards and red ribbon

Copics for coloring

Monday, October 13, 2008

Tracy's Sketch Challenge

Tracy had a fun sketch over on her blog this week--I really didn't have a clear idea of what I was going to do, so I just opened the stamp drawers until I got an idea---anyone else do this??
I hadn't used these stamps in a while, so they won!
Stamps and notecards by A Muse, Stickles on heart, Staz-on ink in Jet Black, MS border punch--Thanks for looking--Tracy

Sketch/Color Combo

Julie posted another sketch/color combo on her blog. I Love these colors, but it's funny, when I know I have to use them, I tend to get stuck! Weird how that works! I like this little sweater dog stamp--it reminds me of my own little dog, Petie.

I used Bazzil Bling cardstock, A Muse notecards and stamps. Not sure on the chipboard star--it's been in my stash for a while now! Yellow ricrac is from my DH's late grandmother's stash---now she had supplies!
Have a great week--it's starting off very cold(40's) and rainy here, hopefully it changes! Tracy

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Try, try again

I tried making a card yesterday using colors that Julie had posted on her blog. I really didn't like it-but posted it anyways! It was bugging me, so I decided to give it one more try--this is what I got. Girl Scouts just kicked off their Fall Product sale, and I thought I'd give this to the area coordinator--better her than me!! Thanks Julie, for the color inspirational kick in the pants!
A Muse stamps, notecards
paper leaf from Target dollar aisle :)

Weekly Challenge-Orange Crush

I woke up at 3:11 this morning wide awake for some reason. As I lay there, trying to get back to sleep-I started thinking about the weekly challenge at the A Muse site. I also knew my hubby needed a card for a friend in the construction business. My DH and his uncle had made some homemade coffee liqueur this weekend that he had wanted to give to him. SO, as I lay there turning all these things over in my head--this is what emerged! I didn't make it until 10:00 this morning though! ;) Thanks for looking--Tracy
A Muse stamps- Mainly Men clear set, coffee break clear set, clear ovals
Bazzill piercing template, copics for coloring

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Stamp of the week

Jennie gave us several choices for stamp of the week over at the A Muse Addicts site. We could use the clear leaves set, or the wine glass, or the wine and cheese. I decided to try all 3! My first card was using the wine and cheese and wine glass together. I put some Ranger Glossy Accents on the wine bottle and glass to make them shiny, and I used a MS leaf for the expression. The top layer is pop dotted onto the cardstock.
The next one used the clear leaves as a background, I then used the naked tree and mounted on cardstock. The expression is from the new clear tree set.
This one felt a little plain, but I think I really like it like that!
Thanks for looking, Tracy

Get Away

My hubby wanted to go on a get away for his birthday to western North Dakota---I'm sure no one would guess that it is a really beautiful area---it even has mountains! We wanted to explore some different ravines looking for old bison bones and fossils.

We lucked out and had great weather--we even had a few fun finds! We found several bison bones, a forest of petrified stumps, and I even found an arrowhead---Tracy

Color Challenge

JulieHRR posted a color challenge for World Card Making Day. These were colors I would never have put together---who knew?? While I can't say I'm jumping up and down over the end result--it did come out 100 times better than I thought it would! ;) I missed cabana blue, but I think the window color comes close--All stamps by A Muse, Notecard by A Muse, Staz-on ink in Jet Black, copics for coloring--Thanks for looking! Tracy

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Tracy's Sketch Challenge

Tracy posted another great sketch today over on her blog--stop by to check it out and play!

DH and I are leaving for a much needed get-away bright and early tomorrow--so I knew if I didn't do it now, it probably wouldn't get done! :) Anyone else have kindergartners? Have your sweet little children morphed into insane, sleep deprived beasts? I can't possibly put her to bed any earlier----she'd be in bed before supper! ;)
I rummaged through my stamp drawers looking for an idea--I like the chandelier, and love these colors from A Muse--the brads were in the dollar aisle at Target(Yay! Target), Staz-on ink in Jet Black, Aegan Blue ink, and baby blue stickles.
Thanks for looking----be back on Monday--well rested and ready to go!!! Tracy