Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Stamp Camp Pix

I promised myself that I would get November's Stamp Camp pictures up before the end of the month and, well, it's only the 29th so I guess I made it! I have combined the pictures from both the Sassy Chic Stamp Camp and the North Area Stampers Camp into this one slideshow. Enjoy!



There are two more camps before the end of the year -

North Area Stampers are hosting a Christmas stamp camp on December 3. Lots of wonderful holiday projects and fabulous door prizes and yummy goodies.

Sassy Chic is hosting a Christmas camp on December 10. 12 demonstrators with 12 fantastic projects and lots of door prizes and we're serving up lunch as well!

If you want details on either of these camps, just shoot me an email and I'll send you a flyer.

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

News from Sentimental Sundays

Sentimental Sundays is taking a break for a month to get reorganized and to hold a design team call. We will be back with our challenges on January 1st, 2012, so be sure to check back and see what (and who) is new!

Design Team Call

We'd like to invite a few of you talented crafters out there to join the Sentimental Sundays team.
Here are the guidelines:
  • Create a new project (card, scrapbook, digital layout, alter item, anything) using any sentiment an incorporating the challenge theme at least TWICE A MONTH. You do not have to create weekly, though we (the team and those who visit the blog) love to see your creations!
  • Comment on participant entries (we divvy it up to decrease the load) - this is very important! Everyone loves comments.
  • Join the Sentimental Sundays Yahoo group for DT communication and to chit-chat and share your creations

Email sentimentalsundaysblog@gmail.com with the following information:
  • Your name and blog address (yes you must have a blog in order to be considered).
  • Why would you like to be chosen to be on the Sentimental Sundays Design Team.
  • 3-4 blog post links showing with work with sentiments. (ONLY blog links, NOT actual pictures)
Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday Night Stamping

Well, it was just bff Sabrina and I stamping last night, but WOW was the creative energy flowing! Here's a sample of some of the things we made:






At least two of these will make it onto the agenda for the Christmas Card Buffet on the 28th! We'll be busy cutting paper and getting things all ready for the girls to join us for a fun night of crafting! I think we will substitute some glass glitter for the mica flakes on that last card though - yikes those things get everywhere.

I wanted to share a pix of my darling boy - he's been so good but is really getting impatient to "GET THIS THING OFF MY HEAD" ...


Harold really has been a very good boy but I know that he is past ready to get on with things and poor Maude thinks he's come to torment her from some alien planet. She won't even come into the bedroom to sleep but is hiding out under things and in the back of closets. I think we should be able to take it off in the next day or two as he is healing up very nicely from his little boo-boo!


Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Challenge Cards

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a spectacular weekend. The kitchen is mostly done. I'm wishing now that I had taken some "before" pictures, but I will take some after pictures so you can see the wonderful job DH did making over the kitchen! New counter tops, wainscoting, sink, faucet, paint, shelving (re-arranged to be so much prettier and more efficient) and we moved the magnificent pot rack that he made so that we won't have quite so many head bumps as folks move through the kitchen! Simply gorgeous!

Anyway, here are my cards for this week's challenges:







Tonight is Monday Night Stamping and the gals and I are sure to have some fun. I have lots of paper cutting to do for upcoming workshops and Sabrina and I have so many new toys to play with too! Can't wait.

I have not forgotten about the slideshows of the swaps, just taking some time to edit all the pix. Coming this week though - promise.

I'm also working on some more digital sentiment sets to post on the Freebies page. I am adding to some of the sets I created for Sentimental Sundays, revamping the tickets set and some more surprises, so watch for those coming soon too!

Today is my youngest grandson's birthday. Justice is THREE today! Hard to believe. You've seen him here on the blog a few times (here and here and here) and here's what he looks like now:



Such a cutie and I'm only just a little prejudiced! Happy Birthday sweet boy!

I have a blogoversary coming up and you know what that means!!! More on that in the next few weeks.

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Late again .....

To say I have been busy is a total understatement. Two stamp camps, two downline meetings and a class in the last two weeks. I've been a paper cutting, kit making fiend and thanks to the Monday night gals, Sabrina and Shavaun, I actually got everything made that I needed to make! Thank you both for all your help.

Well, these should have posted on Monday, but here they are on Thursday and I hope you like them.




I'd also like to share the card I made for the Front Range Stampers swap this week:



This is a true hybrid card. The sentiments are stamped but the images were generated in My Digital Studio and colored in PSE 10. Fun, fun, fun! Sabrina and Shavaun were huge helps getting this card done and I want to say THANK YOU to both of them for all their help and support.

I have pictures of the cards from both stamp camps and both downline meetings and will share slideshows of those as soon as I get them edited. Hang in there - they are coming, really they are!

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sentimental Sunday Time

Well, it's Sunday again and time for another challenge at Sentimental Sundays Challenge Blog. This week our challenge is to make a project using a Thanksgiving/Thank You theme. Here's mine:


Our sponsor this week is Pink Cat Studio and I used one of their images on my card. I embossed butterflies in the background and used some HA glittery embossing powder that I found rolling around on the floor in my craft room. Never used it before but will be sure to use it again - it's very nice and sparkly! Image is colored with Copics and the card base is Not Quite Navy from SU. Image and sentiment are layered on some Pear Pizzazz, also from SU.

Be sure to stop by and check out the creations by the wonderful gals on the design team and pick up my freebie sentiments while you are there!

I have my stamp camp card to share with you tomorrow as well as challenge cards for Kaboodle Doodles and Heart Song Inspirations so please stop by and visit.

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Biblical Impressions Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Biblical Impressions Blog Hop. If you arrived here from Ceal's Blog, then you are on the right path. If you are just arriving here, then head back to the main Biblical Impressions Blog, and start from the top. Our theme this time is Thanksgiving/Gratitude. Here is the card I created for this hop.


You all know my love for flowers and ladybugs and I fell in love with this image (82508 - Painting Lady Bug) from the Biblical Impressions Store. I colored the image with Copic markers and cut it out with a nestie. The sentiment is one I created on the computer as I didn't have a stamp that said quite what this image made me feel. Isn't technology wonderful? If you would like this sentiment, just let me know and I will post it on my freebies page. The paper is from Basic Grey's Urban Prairie collection and the cardstock and ribbons (Marina Mist and Old Olive) are from SU. The little gems are from my jewelry isle stash from HL.

Well now I must send you off to your next stop along the hop...


Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of the hop! A huge thank you to the team at Biblical Impressions for inviting me to play along with them for a bit.

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations
Biblical Impressions

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Challenge Cards

I got a bit sidetracked yesterday and didn't get my challenge cards posted, but here they are - better late than never?







Be sure to stop by and check out the creations by the other design team members - fantastic!

I had a great time with the Monday night stampers last night - thanks girls! I have a stamp camp coming up this weekend and I will share my project with you tomorrow so be sure to stop by.

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sentimental Sunday!

Hope all of you who are in that "zone" survived the time change and are enjoying that extra hour (at least till spring). Today being Sunday, it's time for another Sentimental Sunday challenge. This week we want to see Wedding/Anniversary creations, so hop on over, pick up our freebie sentiment set and link up a creation! Here's mine:


It has been a sad and crazy week. Lost a very dear friend on Monday and it has made me realize, once again, how fragile life is and that I need to not lose sight of that in my hustle and bustle of busy-ness.

Sassy Chic stamp camp yesterday was a blast and it was so good to see all those wonderful gals again. Here's the project they made at my table:


Well, hopefully there will be Kaboodle Doodles and Heart Song Inspirations cards to share with you tomorrow so be sure to come back and visit.

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

Design Team Member:
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.