Wednesday, November 24, 2010

SSS83, Snowman poop!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of the american stampers out there! I am having a wonderful time with my family right now and I hope you are too!

For today’s card I picked The Sweet Shop’s SSS83 sketch. I just had to get out these adorable snowman and create something with them. They are so darn cute! I couldn’t stop there. I also decorated the inside and used the famous snowman poop saying. I didn’t have any white mini marshmallows so I pulled out the green ones from the bag to tie the color into the card. I printed the snowman poop sentiment off of my computer and glittered the ends of the deckled rectangles.

Thanks for looking!

Stamp: Flaky Friends


Copics: C1, C3, C4, R 27, R29, YG17, E99

Accessories: Ribbon from my stash, christmas cuttlebug folder, 2-way glue, glitter, mini marshmallows, small bagette

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

AI Contest, Christmas Around the World

Here's my card for Art Impressions monthly contest. The theme this month is "Christmas Around the World". I wanted to go with a more traditional card and I think I achieved that here. I colored the image about 2 weeks prior to actually making the card this past weekend. I am glad I did because let me tell you, there's a whole lot to color! This patterned paper is two sided which is so nice because I didn't have to try and find matching paper. Thanks for stopping!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Explorer Big Brother

I had the pleasure of being a pattern tester for this cute vest called Explorer Big Brother. It is knit in the most unusual way which allows for absolutely no seaming!! If you know me than you know that I hate sewing. I was on a time line to get this done and I managed to get it done much sooner than I anticipated. I finished it is 6 days (7 if you count the time I spent making the gauge). The striping was not part of the pattern but a little embellishment I added. The sweater vest pattern is a good template to use for the basics of the vest and then the knitter can add detail as she sees fit. If you are interested in the pattern, please contact Julie at

Here's the deets of the project

Vest size: 10
Child's chest circumference: 26 inches
Gauge: 18 sts/4 inches
yarn: Patons classic wool (worsted weight). 2 skeins red, 1 skein black. I only used about 1.5 skeins of red and about a half of black. If this was knit in a solid color I am sure it could be completed with only 2 skeins.
approximate yardage: each skein is 223 yards. I estimate I used less than 450 yards
Length from shoulder to bottom of ribbing: 21.5 inches

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Happy 3rd Birthday, PWCO!!!

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday dear PWCO!
Happy Birthday to you!!

This will be the only time or only way you will ever hear me sing any song on pitch. I have been told many times not to sing, even by my choir teacher in the 6th grade (how embarrassing!) Well now, this post isn't about me and my traumatic experiences it's all about PWCO'S 3RD BIRTHDAY!! Here's the scoop
( I stole the text from Steph's blog)

-Watch the PWCO Blog, Facebook & Twitter for special deals throughout the month
- Check out the blogs of the designers and special guests as outlined on the PWCO Blog; make sure you look closely at the project they've shown, because then you've got work to do. Match up the sneak peek to the designer who made it There are lots of great prizes to be had - including three $33 PWCO gift cards!!!

Here's the info about my project:
I created this little container for my cuttlebug folders. I saw it (dare I say it??) at Gina K's store in McFarland, WI. I've had the project filed away in my head for sometime and even went out to buy the square kleenex boxes so I could make one. I thought the birthday bash was a great time to finally craft one. There's no secret in it. Just cut off the top of the box and cover it with papers and decorate to your heart's content.

Paper: Cosmo Cricket Cherry Pie and Ribbon Sandwich

Ink: memento tuxedo black

Copics: E 57, 11, 44, 09, 33, 37, 99, 43, 00,,41
Y00, 11
YR 09,21,07
R59, 24
Accessories: square tissue box, oval nestabilities, ribbon


Here's the sneak peek I am featuring:

Good luck!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

AND the winner is....

True Random Number Generator Min: Max: Result: 1 Powered by RANDOM.ORG

Okay, so that is the best I can do to copy and paste the random number generator.

So, the winner is Traci M!!!

Thank you to the 4 people who participated in my blog candy give away!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

For Traci M.'s parents, SSS80

This card is for my Dork Sister's parents. She, rather, her parents are being featured in this week's Teapot Tuesday over at SCS. I didn't like the challenge for this week as it seemed too dark and grim for a cheer-me-up card. Instead, I took a little liberties with Sweet and Sassy's SSS80 sketch challenge and came up with this card.
Traci's parents live in Colorado. Her Dad needed surgery and he takes care of Traci's Mom. So, while Dad had surgery and during his recovery Mom is in a nursing home. From what I understand Dad is in the same nursing home for his recovery. I am sure it is hard on both of them being away from home and dependent on others. I can imagine that is hard for Traci, who doesn't live close to her parents, as well. Traci, I hope this brings a smile to their faces!!