Friday, August 29, 2008

Tanis' 5th challenge

And Tanis' final challenge this week here:

I used a mixture of Bazill and Stampin Up cardstock to meet the guidelines. The stamp is from Inkadinkadoo and I love to color this stamp with my SU markers. I also like to add google eyes on this image. The grosgrain ribbon is from the Dollar Spot at Target and comes in a color coordinated 6 pack. Sadly, you only get 18 inches of each ribbon so you have to get several packs. This photo turned out great and really shows the bright colors that Tanis challenged us to use for today's challenge. I also found the function on my new camera to photo text. So, my photos might all just improve!
Tanis' daughter, Emma has designed a beanie baby for Ty. It's a contest so she needs your vote to get her beanie baby made. Please click here and go vote..... Thanks a bunch. This is the final challenge for the month long birthday party. It's been great.

And challenge #4 from Tanis You have to lift a birthday card.
Here is where I lifted this card from: And here is my version: I used DP from Autumn Leaves Foof-a-la collection and SU Kraft, SU Very Vanilla and Basic Black cardstock. The happy birthday stamp (SU Ruby Red) is a $1 stamp from Studio G as is the Make a Wish (black Archival Ink) stamp. I used SU Ruby Red ink to stamp the dandelion from the Lucky You set by and added a black brad to the center. I used a Fiskar's border punch to create the scalloped edges and I used up the last of this ribbon (which is my all time favorite ribbon) for added dimension. Very, very fun challenge! Don't you just love Tanis! Happy Birthday Queen Kat Designs! Partying ALL MONTH LONG!
Check back to see Friday's challenge later tonight. And then to see where the party moves to!

Wednesday challenge- playing catch up now! This is Wednesday's challenge. I am a little behind but you can still play too. Your entry must be posted by August 30. I used the bar code from the Lucky You set to create the background paper from SU Very Vanilla. I stamped one way with SU Soft Sky and the other way with SU So Saffron. I LOVE how that turned out! The happy birthday candle stamp is a Studio G $1 stamp from Michael's. The other stamped image is from the Inkadinkado Humorous Birthday set. I stamped them both with black Archival Ink and used various SU markers to color them. The ribbon is just some olive ribbon also from the $1 selection at Michael's. I have a hard time with ATC cards cause there's just not enough space on them for my imagination. I enjoyed making this one though once the background turned out so great.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tanis' challenge for Tuesday-a little blurry photo

I started out with a SU very vanilla base. I added a square of SU Baja Breeze embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots. Then a strip of SU Kiwi Kiss and a strip of 5th Avenue Sophia Geofloral. Then a rectangle of SU Not Quite Navy and a square of SU Kiwi Kiss embossed with Cuttlebug Spots and Dots. I added a flower(unknown source) with a sei pastel blue rhinestone brad. The sentiment is from the Lucky You stamp set from Queen Kat Designs. Details are here The birthday party is still going on and you can still get in on the prizes all month long!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Still celebrating with the Queen!

Happy 3rd birthday to Queen Kat Designs! The challenge today is here: and this is my entry:
My 3 elements are the happy birthday stamp(Studio G) stamped in SU Gable Green, Gelly Roll glitter pen over the stamped image and pale yellow ribbon. I used the Marvy scallop punches and the DP is from a Sophie paper pad(Marcella by K and Co.) The cardstock is Berry Sorbet and Lemon Tart by Papertrey Ink and the blue cardstock is Bazill but I don't know the color name.
Thanks for looking! See ya back here for more challenges cause they are partying all month long at the Castle!

I am trying My Space! Find me on MySpace and be my friend! I might just flop at My Space. I am hooked on blogs!

This month is Queen Kat Designs 3rd birthday and today's challenge was to add them as a friend. It only took me 30 minutes to set up my page so it's pretty plain so far.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I won the 2nd QKD challenge last week.

I am getting a surprise set of stamps in the mail! You can shop here and you can check out the challenges here You can be a winner too. It's a long birthday party but the days go quick. I have a couple of set of QKD stamps so I am excited about getting another set.

Friday, August 15, 2008

So many contests this week!

So, Sylvie heard that I entered 12 cards in the Verve Stamp challenges. She was so interested in all the different sketches. She said "They are all so yummy!"
The suspense was torture! Will my Aunt Steph WIN? There were lots of great stamp sets to be given away and nobody needs more stamps MORE than Aunt Steph!

Then the announcements were made. All of the prizes were given away. Aunt Steph did not win anything this time! Sylvie was beside herself!

But Steph will be back with more entries in lots of challenges cause that's the way we roll! We are not quitters! Thanks for checking out my Aunt Steph's blog and we both hope you will come back for more cards and quite possibly, more comments from me, Sylvie. AND if you are lucky, more photos of my sweet face too.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Queen Kat Designs challenge for their 3rd Birthday

You can find the details here: and here is my entry.

There is a sketch to follow. I used Designer Paper from 3 Bugs in a rug and Bazzill cardstock. The stamp is SU Life's Special Moments and SU Chocolate Chip ink. I added a brushed copper brad. This party is going on all month with new challenges every week and they give great stamps as prizes. Hope you get to participate in this party!

My Verve Visual Challenges are complete and posted

See my SCS gallery here:
Now I can enter to win the grand prize since I completed all 12 sketches. The prize is a boatload of stamps valued at $114 from Verve Stamps! Tomorrow is the last day so if you have not started on your sketches, you are waaaay behind. Here is the main link to the Verve Stamps Splitcoast Stamper threads
Now I can rest. Well, as much as a woman can with 3 males in my house! Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Some more challenge cards

I thought it might be easier to send you to my gallery so click on this link below to see them all

I gotta get to work on my other cards. The challenge is 12 days long so I have a few more cards to make. You can check back at my gallery Tuesday and all 12 cards will be posted by then. Here is the link to the master list of challenges please play along.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Queen Kat Designs celebrates their 3rd Birthday

With this Color challenge: Use these 3 colors on your card plus white and black or brown and nothing else:(Teal, Green, Yellow or any shades) You can find more details on this challenge at the QKD blog here: and another QKD challenge here too . Juliet has all of the other design team members blog addresses posted so you can check out the other challenges as they are posted on their blogs. The prize is a free stamp set so go check it out!
This is my entry with SU cardstock in Taken with Teal, Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive on a white card base. With SU Tempting Turquoise I stamped on the Taken with Teal cardstock a daisy stamp from the Inkadinkadoo Garden Delight set to make the background paper and lightly stamped a flower from the same set on the white SU scallop punch out. I stamped Happy Birthday(which is a Dollar Tree stamp) in SU Chocolate Chip. I used various punches to create the shapes and added a couple of white brads. Thanks for lookin'.