Wednesday, June 25, 2008

ya never know!

Well, I finally got on here to moderate some comments and found out my drink card was mentioned as a Card of The Week on Card of the! Wow! So, everytime I think no one is really looking at my blog except my Mom, I have to remember it's not true! WOW! I am honored!

Also, lots of contests around the blogosphere...Starving Artstamps is having a HUGE giveaway! Check it out here...

I have been busy working on some invites for just about everyone...I hope to get to some challenges on SCS later today....DH is on vacay and we are going back up to Lake George on Sunday. Don't miss me too much LOL...

This was made for the VSN mini challenge on SCS to use the ghosting technique. I never tried this before but it was so easy and fun!
recipe: stamps- SU Citrus & Such; CS- glossy white, only orange, barely banana ; ink- only orange, versamark, yo yo yellow; sentiment computer generated; large orange embossed with clear EP

This was a challenge to make 2 identical cards, one plain and one more, more more! I love them both!
recipe: stamps- PTI Little Lady; CS- real red, basic black, PTI white; ink- memento black tuxedo; primas, rhinestones, pp- making memories, ribbon

This was a Technique challenge from last use ric rack. I love the stuff and buy all mine at Walmart for pretty cheap!
recipe: stamp- Rubber Romance Diva Chef, SU Oh So Sweet; CS- certainly celery, blush blossom, PTI white; ink- memento black tuxedo, copic markers; ric rack, chipboard- WRMemory Makers, photo corner punch

*** PS my counter is almost at 10,000! YIKES! That means stay tuned for some blog candy!***

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Congrats to me!

I have finally been selected to be a guest designer! I will be a guest designer for H & M stamps for the months of July and August! HOORAY! They are a new company with wonderful fun images and excellent customer service! Check them out and tell them Denise sent ya!
H & M Stamps

I know, I know you're asking...well, where's the card? Well, I am making secret squirrel stuff now, waiting for the big release date....July 10th. the new releases are awesome and I am having so much fun playing with them! You'll just have to be patient!

In the meantime here are a few cards I made for the mini VSN this weekend....

This challenge was to make a romantic themed card....well, this is romantic but maybe pink cherubs is a bit much for my hubby! LOL

recipe: PP-Basic Grey Two Scoops, SU ruby red, pretty in pink, PTI white, nestabilities, word window punch, ticket corner punch, memento tuxedo black ink, copic markers
Pink Cat Studios  retro 50's stamps, Hambo stamps sentiment

This challenge was to use numbers on your card (in honor of Janet Evanovich and her number series)...good thing I need to design invites for my father in law's surprise 60th birthday!
reciep: SU Kraft, WW, handsome hunter, nestabilites, handsome hunter ink, TAC Fore stamp set.

Stay tuned.....:)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

back to challenges!

We had a wonderful time in Lake George...looking forward to going back in a few weeks!

Anyway, I started back on my daily challenges on SCS are:
The Technique Lovers use a glimmery, shimmery spray on your card...
Just mix in a spray bottle:
1 oz. water
1/4 tsp perfect pearls
a few drops (at least 6) of reinker
Viola! Homemade Glimmer Mist!
Recipe: Rubber Romance- Monika at the Beach, So Many Sayings (SU), Cardstock-SU kraft, certainly celery, soft sky, PTI White; Homemade Glimmer Mist (I combined certainly celery and bashful blue with a white perfect pearls), ribbon, prima flower, button, copic markers

This is for the color challenge (Black, Soft Sky, Kraft)... 
Recipe: Do the Hula (SU), cardstock-  SU kraft, soft sky, black, ww; vellum (sentiment computer generated), eyelets, versamark ink, memento black tuxedo, copic markers

This one was just for fun...I have been dying to make one of these guys! Here is the tutorial in case you are interested! It's not as hard as it looks! I made a bumpy template for the clouds and just sponged it on...the sun as well. The "rim" of the glass is embossed with dazzling diamonds. The straw is just a thin  piece of paper twisted!
Recipe: Define your Life (SU), Citrus and Such (SU), WW cardstock, vellum; inks- bashful blue, only orange, summer sun, close to cocoa, black, green galore; heat and stick powder, dazzling diamonds.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Happy Summer!

Well, it's been in the 90's here in NY....very strange for June...but I guess that means summer is here early. I love is by far my favorite season. I love not having to wear socks or coats and not having a schedule to follow! As soon as the kids are done with school, the no-schedule thing will start! For the moment....we are going on our first vacation of the summer! This weekend we are going up to the Adirondack mountains of NY, to Lake George. My family had been going there since my Great Grandparents bought a little cabin there in 1960! The town and the cabin have changed over the years but I always get the same feeling when we see those mountains and the Lake! My kids love it too and this weekend we will be camping with friends.

These are some Lake George Pictures from Last summer....

This picture is from the Top of The World...a park at the very top of one of the bggest mountains...
This is the public beach that we walk to from our cabin...the boat in the background is one of the big boats that do tours of the Lake...
Gia and Chris both loved the beach, we went every day and they never got bored!

Roasting marshmallows after dinner was another favorite activity.....

Looking forward to some good times this weekend!
Have a wonderful Father's Day!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

hi there!

I'm sorry I have been away for a while...dontcha' hate it when life gets in the way! LOL Here are some cards I've made for Father's Day this year! We are going to be up in the mountains in Lake George camping for Father's Day this year! Can't wait! 

recipe: SU classic pick ups, real red, basic grey, ww, apricot appeal, hemp, CB distressed stripes
recipe: Studio G, SU itty bitty backgrounds, basic grey, real red, black, ww, red grosgrain
recipe: TAC Fore stamps, Patterned Paper- Michael's, mellow moss, old olive, ww, twill tape
recipe: unk beer & pretzel image (it was sent to me by someone), patterned paper- unk, only orange, tempting turquoise, ww, orange grosgrain, turq. brads

Have a great week! TFL!