Friday, September 17, 2010


This weeks challenge at Sew Many Challenges is to use wet or dry embossing in your creation! Even though I don't use embossing in my projects that often, I do love the look of it. I guess I need to use this technique more often, it's one of those techniques that slip my mind until after I get my project done, and then I think I should've used embossing in a particular area. Sort of like a V8 moment lol
So for this weeks project I used a new image from Sew Many Cards called Duncan Under Mushroom Umbrella. It's available through the SMC VIP September Club. For more information you can check out the VIP GROUP.
Our sponsor this week is Stitchy Bear Stamps and the winner will receive 5 digital images of their choice from the SBS Store! So hurry over and play along with us!
Without further ado, my Thanks for looking and hope you like!
Sew Many Cards VIP Image -- Duncan Under Mushroom Umbrella
"If A Kiss" Sentiment -- Create with TLC
Embossing -- Shimmery Blue embossing received from an Embossing Swap I hosted
Raindrop Embossing -- Fiskars Texture Plates - Raindrops (not sure if I like these or not)
Papers -- DCWV scraps
Papertrey Ink White Cardstock
Copics - B01, B21, B24, B26, B91, B94
BG10, B11
E00, E11, E13, E25
Y11, Y13, Y17
YG03, YG11, YG13
YR12, YR16, YR18
Stitching from Machine
InkEssentials -- Glossy Accents
Smooch -- Kiwi
EKSuccess -- Chalk
American Crafts - Metal Photo Corners - Denim
I'm also entering this into the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge -- U is for Unused Stash (Papers, Fiskar Texture Plates, Photo Corners)
Fairy Fun Fridays -- Embossing Wet or Dry
Cute Card Thursday -- Bird or Butterfly (Ducks considered a type of bird right? lol)
Pixie Dust Studio -- Fur or Feathers
Southern Girls Challenge -- Anything Goes
Stampin' Sisters in Christ -- Stitching Faux or Real
Stamp Something -- Sept Digi Challenge - Use a Digi
Copic Creations -- Shading On or Around Images or both
Stampin' Royalty -- Stitching 
365 Cards:Day 201 -- A Happy Heart - 2 things that make you happy (kisses and Rain)
Stamping Vacation -- No! No! Sparkle
Creative Belli -- "B" themed Embellishments ("BLUE" Metal Photo Corners)

Monday, September 13, 2010


 This week at Sew Many Challenges we're challenging everyone to make a project using a Halloween theme! So we'd love to see you join us and if you need a great Halloween image to use, check out the store at Sew Many Cards or visit our sponsor.....
Our sponsor for this challenge is Doodles by Hope Jacare and she's offering this beautiful Cockatoo rubber stamp to our winner!
Our sponsor team at Sew Many Challenges, also got to work with an image of our choice from Doodles by Hope Jacare, and I chose to use the image, Sundae. Me niece has a birthday coming up this weekend, so I thought it would make the perfect birthday card for her. 
Thanks for looking and hope you enjoy!! 
Papertrey Ink -- White Cardstock
Copics - C1, C2, C3, C5
E34, E37, E39, E49
R20, R22, R24, R27, R81, R83, R85
YG03, YG13, YG63
DCWV -- The Garden Stack
Colorbok Chalk Ink -- Chestnut Roan
Stitching by Machine
Stickles -- Candy Cane
Smooch -- Molasses & Kiwi
InkEssentials -- Glossy Accents
Memory Keepers -- Sanding Block
Computer Generated Sentiment using font SNF Delilah
I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Karber Weekly Challenge -- Card for Girls
Stamps R Us -- Card for a Child's Birthday
Stampin' Sisters In Christ -- Stitching, Faux or Real 
The Stamp Man -- Distress 
Cute Card Thursday -- Play on Words 
Penny's Paper-Crafty -- Birthday 

Friday, September 03, 2010


Alright I finally got through with my project. It took a little longer than I thought and I'm not quite sure it's what I had in my head, but I know my grandma will like it. She loves the little things even with imperfections. When I was a really little, I had a Fischer-Price Tape player, that I would walk around my grandma's house singing into, and my favorite song to sing to my grandma was Eric Carmen - All By Myself. My grandma is getting up in age now, she's close to 90 and not doing so well with her health, and its this memory that I hold on to, and I know she holds on to as well, because she has to tell everyone about it everytime I go home. So I thought I would use that songs title in my card that I'll be sending to her for Grandparents Day and for her birthday.
Hope you enjoy and thanks for looking!!

Sew Many Cards -- Jovi in Swing
Everyday Little Things -- Tree with Leaves Cut File
Circle text created by Angela Doescher using the Explosive Font
Marvy Uchida Circle Punch - Giga
Nestabilities -- Basic Circles
Flowers -- Hobby Lobby from my dear friend Nancy
DCWV The Stack 4 -- Grass Paper
DCWV Latte Stack
DCWV Latte Cardstock Stack
Copics C1, C2, C3, C4, C5
E000, E00, E11, E13, E33, E53
R20, R22, R29
YG11, YG13, YG17, YG67
I'm also entering this card into the following challenge
Charisma Cardz -- Inspired by a Song
Tanda Teaser -- Heartfelt
Crafty Catz -- 3 embellies, 2 papers, 1 digi stamp
 Tonight though I want to post my project I made with our sponsor this week...Purple Panda Designs. Kayla was nice enough to let our sponsor team play with one of her images, so I chose to use her adorable Koi image. Purple Panda Designs is a new digital stamp company and we're happy to have them as our sponsor this week!!! So be sure to check out Purple Panda Designs and have a little visit to Kayla's blog as well. You can find it HERE. 
So on to my sponsor project this week.
DCWV Far East Stack -- Wood Plain, Wind Plain, & Fire
Copics - YR02, 00, 09
Y11, 13, 17
C1, 2, 3, 5, 7
CTMH Edge Distresser & Sander
Stampin Up Classic Ink -- Ruby Red, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie
Flowers -- Hobby Lobby from my dear friend Nancy
Neenah Cardstock
Computer generated Chinese words -- "Courage"



Deborahs Blog


Tracys Blog

Brendas Joy