Thursday, July 31, 2008

Ways to Use It Challenge 177 and Mojo 48

Good Morning Sunshines!!

I made this card for two challenges today. The first challenge was the Ways to Use It Challenge and we had to use our scraps. Everything on this card are scraps. The second challenge was the Mojo 48 Sketch Challenge which was my very first one!! The Mojo Sketches could be found here.
Thanks for looking and have a great Thursday!!!!


Espressly For You Card (Everything by SU! unless otherwise noted)

Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: All SU!
Accessories: Ribbon (non SU!), Circle Punch, Coluzzle, Scallop Punch (non SU!), Clear Stickers (A Muse)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Sketch Challenge 187

Hey Everybody!!!!

This is the card that I came up with for the SC this morning. I wanted to use my new rubbah, so I did. I bought this stamp (the bird in the frame) at Archivers for two dollars!! I though...pretty cool and plus this stamp is very pretty and elegant!!! I also use the stamp set, So Many Sayings which I am going to use forever!!! I also bought music DP from Creative Imaginations!! Thanks for looking and have a great Wednesday!!!


Materials for You Make Me Happy Card (All materials by SU! unless otherwise noted)

Stamps: Two Dollar Stamp
Paper: Shimmery White, Real Red, Basic Black, Music DP (Creative Imaginations)
Ink: Real Red, Basic Black
Accessories: Black Ribbon, Red Ribbon, Bling (Mark Richards), Scallop Edge Punch, Word Window Punch

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Color Challenge 177- Groovy White Sands

Good Morning everyone!!! How's it going? Well I am doing pretty's not Monday anymore!!! So this is the card that I came up with for the CC 177 today!! The colors are Groovy Guava, Whisper White, and Sahara Sand!! I decided to use no stamps today....I am trying to get in sync with my rubons. The new Seasonal Sayings rubons are pretty cool....I like them at least!!! I also used my Sale-a-bration rubons that I never used......welll sometimes!! Hope you enjoy the card and thanks for looking!!! Have a great Tuesday!!!


Materials for Thinking of You Card (All materials by SU! unless otherwise noted)
Paper: Groovy Guava, Whisper White, Sahara Sand
Ink: Cameo Coral
Accessories: Seasonal Saying Rubons, Sale-A-Bration rubons, Ribbon (non SU!), Word Window

Monday, July 28, 2008

Kenny Garrett- Alto Saxophonist

Last night, my husband and I went to a local jazz club named Dazzle to see one of the best saxophonist in the world.....the one and only Kenny Garrett. In this show, he was focusing on this funk roots!! His band was so killer!!! My husband was dancing and he never dances..everyone was just having a great ole' time. I think I am still pretty tired from dancing last legs hurt a little!! Just wanted to tell y'all about my music adventures!!! Have a great night!!!


Technique Lover's Challenge 179- Blintz Base

So this is my card that I created using a Blintz Base. Blintz Base is a type of Origami fold that is actually pretty simple to do. Thanks for looking and have a great Monday!!


Materials all by SU!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Featured Stamper 77- Julia

Today on Splitcoast Stampers, Julia is the FS!!! Yay Julia!!! I had a hard time trying to figure out which card of hers that I was going to CASE. This is the card that I cased here
I kept the layout the same, changed DP, used different stamps, used ribbon instead of rick rack, used scallop edge punch, and I used circles for the image. Thanks for looking and have a great Sunday!!!

Materials for A Wise Man Once Said Card (All materials by SU! unless otherwise noted)

Stamps: JoAnn's dollar stamps
Paper: Soft Sky, Whisper White, KI Memories DP
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Coluzzle, Scallop Edge Punch, Word Window, Paper Snips

Friday, July 25, 2008

Here's a Laugh for ya!!!

Limited Supplies Challenge 178

For the challenge today, we had to make a simple birthday card. I decided to play with my new SU! stuff, which I received yesterday!!! This is the card that I came up with and I also CASEd a layout from the Cards Magazine August 2008 Issue, which I bought yesterday at Michael's. I also made this card for my Mom's best friend, Brenda, who is having a birthday tomorrow!! Thanks for looking and have a great Friday!!!


All Materials by SU!

Stamps: Big Bold Birthday, Phrases for a Friend
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Pink Pi roulette, Bella Rose DP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Ribbon, Scallop Punch, Hole Punch, Coluzzle, Adhesive

Thursday, July 24, 2008

WT Challenge and DTGD Inspiration Challenge

Hello people!! So this is my card that I came up with for both the Ways to Use It Challenge and The Dare to Get Dirty Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. In the WT Challenge today, we had to use negative space so what I did was I punched a hole into my Wild Wasabi Cardstock. As you can see....there is DP in the background. In the second challenge, we were suppose to look at a black and white cake with a green ribbon for inspiration, hence my black, vanilla, and green card!! Thanks for looking and have a great Thursday!!!


All Materials on my card are all SU! except for the Bling (Mark Richards)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

DTGD Challenge (Masculine Cards) and Sketch Challenge 186

Here is the card that I came up with for the Dare to Get Dirty Masculine Cards Challenge and for the Sketch Challenge 186!! I also made this card for my Dad who just moved to Mississippi to live with my little brother. Thanks for looking and have a great Wednesday!!!

Materials for What's Up! Card (All Materials by SU! unless otherwise noted)

Stamps: Studio G
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Old Olive, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Rockstar DP (DCWV)
Accessories: Paper Snips, Coluzzle, Circle Punches, Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Dare to Get Dirty Challenge-Simple and Lots of "White" Space

Well..this week is the DTGD Challenges that the Dirty Dozen put on every year!! This is my first time doing these challenges so I am having a blast!! This specific challenge was to make sure that you create a card with lots of "white" space and it also had to be pretty simple. This is my card that I came up with....and I think I like it!! Thanks for taking a peep!! BTW...the sentiment says, Such a Deer!! Thanks again.


All materials by SU! except for the Bling by Mark Richards

My Husband's Grandparents Anniverary Card

So a couple of days a go, my Mother-In-Law asked for me to make a card for her in laws 65 year Wedding Anniversary and I gladly said, "Yes". I like to do lots of "research" before I do a Anniversary card. So I found out that the gifts for 65 years of marriage are Emerald and Gold, hence the colors of the!!! Thanks for looking and have a great Tuesday!!!

Materials for Anniversary Card( All materials by SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: A Muse, Hugs and Wishes Set
Ink: Old Olive
Paper: Old Olive, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, DCWV DP
Accessories: SU! Rub-ons, Scallop Punch(non SU!), Ribbon(non SU!)

Color Challenge 176

Hello everyone...sorry I have been MIA, but I have been really busy all weekend. I was practicing for two gigs that I had on Sunday night and on Monday night. They both went very well!! Now let's talk about stamping!!! This card is what I came up with for the Color Challenge today. The colors were Soft Sky, River Rock, and Very Vanilla. I did not use any stamps or inkpads...a first for me!!


Paper: River Rock, Soft Sky, SU! DP
Accessories: SU! Rub-ons, Half Pearl from Pretties set, Bling (Mark Richards), Ribbon (No Source)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

IC 137

This is the card that I came up with for the Inspiration Challenge today. I needed to make something quick, but very cool at the same time!! My card is based off this artwork here!
All the materials that I made with this card is Stampin' Up! Cardstock, Inks and Punches and everything else is DCWV Designer Paper and Mark Richards Crystal Stickers. Thanks for looking and have a great day!!!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Limited Supplies Challenge 177

So today in the challenge we had to do a fold that we normally do not do so I I chose the Gate Fold. Believe it or not, I have not done this fold at all so I thought it would be cool to try it out. Here are the materials that I used to create this card. Thanks for looking and Happy Friday!!

All Materials by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Stamps: A Little Birdie Told Me
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive
Paper: Old Olive, Whisper White, Soft Sky, DCWV DP, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Scallop Oval Punch, Ribbon, Paper Snips

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ways to Use It Challenge 175

Today's challenge was to use spices or anything in your kitchen on your card. So I used Kool-Aid which I thought would be really cool!! It's best to use unsweetened Kool-Aid, but I did not have that kind in my house. The card still came out cool and it does smell real good...believe it or not!! All paper by Stampin' Up!, stamps by Stampin' Up! and A Muse, Inks by Stampin' Up!, Ribbon and tools by Stampin' Up!!. The technique that I used on this card was Embossing!! Thanks for looking and have a great day!!


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Billy Wallace- Jazz Pianist

So I was playing at a Jam Session at Dazzle with my amazing musician friends last night and in the audience was the the great jazz pianist, Billy Wallace. After the set was over, he came up to me and said, "Where do you go to school?" and I said, " CU Boulder" and he said, "Keep on doin' your thing!" So I still didn't know who he was until his date mentioned that he was Billy Wallace. After that....I total shock and I was very excited!! He came up to the piano and showed me a few things on the, he is so amazing!!! I ask about getting a lesson from him and he did not hesitate to give me his card!! How cool is that!!! So hopefully I will get in a lesson with the great Billy Wallace next week...more to come people...more to come!!!


Sketch Challenge 185

Today is SC Wednesday!! The Sketch Challenge is one of my favorite challenges during the week at Splitcoast Stampers!! This is the card that I came up with for today's challenge! I used Stampin' Up DP (Dashing), Stampin' Up! Cardstock, Stampin' Up! Ribbon, A Muse Stamps, Stampin' Up! tools, Stampin' Up! Inks and Mark Richards Crystal Stickers....aka BLING!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great Wednesday!!!


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Card Number Two for the CC Today!!

Here is the second card that I came up with for the Color Challenge today. I love to use my scraps so I made a 3" by 3" card. I think this mini card came out very cute...simple, but cute. All stamps by A Muse. Thanks for looking!!


Color Challenge 175

Today is Color Challenge Tuesdays at Splitcoast Stampers and the colors are Almost Amethyst, Wild Wasabi, and So Saffron. I did not have Almost Amethyst or So Saffron so I used Orchid Opulence and Apricot Appeal. This is the first card that I came up with. I am very pleased with the results on this card and I hope you like it too. Thanks for stopping by!!


Sunday, July 13, 2008

In The Studio All Afternoon

Saturday afternoon was pretty fun because I got to record with my friend and awesome musician trumpeter Josh Trinidad. Josh also brought his friend, Shygone, a DJ in the Denver area. Shygone wanted to "play" with live jazz musicians! For three hours Josh, Shygone, and I create all new music in the studio. I had a blast...I have never played with a DJ was super rad!! I will let you know when the CD is mixed and all of that great jazz.....I made a!! Have a blessed Sunday!!!


Featured Stamper 75- Second Card

Here is my second card for the FS this week!! I had a blast looking at Stephanie's gallery....such great ideas!!! All the materials that I used in this card is all A Muse and Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by..hope you enjoy the card!!!


Featured Stamper 75- Stephanie Hargis

So I made this card for the FS Challenge on Splitcoast and had a blast!! I used some of my new stamps and paper that I bought at Memories, Magic, and More....a scrapbooking store in Denver, Co. The FS this week is Stephanie Hargis!! I just found out that she is from my home state....Colorado!! She is a great card artist and I enjoyed looking at her gallery!! Thanks for looking at my card....have a great day!!
More info on my Splitcoast Stampers Gallery (Tenia Sanders-Nelson)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

My "Pseudo" DP

So this is the card that I made for yesterday's Limited Supplies Challenge and let me tell ya.....this was a cool challenge until they said NO....I repeat no Designer Paper! I almost had a panic joking!! So what I did with this card was punch different sizes circles in different colors and glued them onto the Whisper White Cardstock. After that I stamped and tied the ribbon around the card and.....tah-dah!!! Awesome "pseudo" DP!!! Hope you enjoy the card!! Have a great day!!!

My IC Card for July 12, 2008

Here is my lovely card for the Inspiration Challenge 136 on Splitcoast Stampers. I had a lot of fun making this card and it did not take me forever to make.....woo hooo!! All the deets are on my Splitcoast Gallery (Tenia Sanders-Nelson)