Monday, September 30, 2013

Black and Orange Challenge

Hard to believe it's October already! {well almost !}Time for sweaters and socks and everything cozy.
In keeping with the fall theme, there's a black and orange challenge going on over at CCC !
I immediately thought "Halloween" when I heard the color challenge but then I thought "No! " and decided to challenge myself to come up with a  non Halloween project using black and orange .
This is what I came up with :
My supplies included:
Sweet Little sentiment stamp
Butterfly stamp from "God's Beauty"
Pumpkin pie card stock
black card stock and ink
Dazzling Diamonds
Labels Collection dies # 125598
Wood Grain Embossing folder #127821
  Head on over to  the CCC blog and check out the awesome creations of my fellow DT members.
Thanks for popping by today and Happy Fall! Toodles!

Saturday, September 14, 2013


Well, it's a well known fact that a girl can NEVER have too much bling and sparkle in her life!

It's challenge #2 up at Catherine and Cathy Create and it's guessed it SPARKLES!!!!
Here's my pretty little tag in all it's sparkly goodness:
I know, I know ...what the heck am I doing with a Christmas tag already????

 I used the following Stampin' Up products for this tag:

SU inks: Cherry Cobbler
       Old Olive
           Basic Black
              Staz On Black

Cherry Cobbler card stock
Stamp set "Bells and Boughs" #121142
Clear Embossing powder
Dazzling Diamonds
Silver Glass Glitter #120995
Cherry Cobbler Baker's twine #123125
Blender pen
 Pop on over to the CCC blog and check out all the beautiful creations of my fellow DT members.
And don't forget to participate in all three challenges this month for your chance to win some awesome blog candy! Toodles!

Sunday, September 1, 2013


 Good morning blog world! It's Chevron Day over at CATHERINE AND CATHY CREATE !
Chevron is the first monthly challenge at CCC for September. Play along with all three and you could win some blog candy!
My project is actually a birthday card for my oldest and dearest friend, Cynthia. { shhh...don't tell her!}. Cynthia hates it when I use that term...she says it makes her feel old lol . We have been friends for over 40 years having grown up across the street from each other...and that's the closest hint I'll give to our age!
 Here's a photo of Cynthia and I taken last week when hubby and I went out east for a few days.
It was nice to finally get to see her new house {which I'm ashamed to admit she and her hubby have been in for almost two years!!!}. Gosh I wish we lived closer to each other!
Here's my chevron project :
{ Little secret: I actually didn't have any chevron patterned paper so I made some!}
I simply punched out several rows of ivory card stock with an EK Success punch {called Zig Zag} and glued them down to a strip of Bermuda Bay cardstock. When it dried, I trimmed off the overhang, cut a "V" in the bottom of the strip and inked all edges with Soft Suede ink.
Stampin' Up supplies used in this project include:
Soft Suede , Bermuda Bay and Ivory card stock
Soft Suede ink
Bermuda Bay ink
Coastal Cabana ink
Apothecary Art stamp set { #125527}
Stampin ' Up Blender pen
Attic Boutique paper {#125407}
Please pop by CCC to check out the chevron projects by my fellow DT members. We'd love for you to share your chevron projects via the link up tool. Don't forget to participate in all three Sept challenges for a chance to win some yummy blog candy! Toodles!