Saturday, December 31, 2011

Cute pinwheels

Happy New Year's Eve!

Wow this year flew by!  So much happened this year.  I am so blessed with such a wonderful family and many fabulous friends!  I hope you have lots of good things in your life in this new year!

I am headed to breakfast with a great friend and her family.  Our kids grew up together so the 2 families are meeting for breakfast.  It will be a fun day with 9 of us catching up - there are a few who can't make it.  We are going to The Original Pancake House so it should be fun.

My card today began with the color challenge at Cards & Things

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I combined it with the sketch challenge at Red Hot Stampers Sketch Challenges   

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Here is what I created.





















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I had fun with the pinwheels.  Wanted to try my hand at making them.  Love the color combo on this card.  Hope it made you smile today.  If you are going out this evening please be very careful.  Thanks for looking and have a Super Saturday!

Robbie

Friday, December 30, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday - Fabulous Florets

It's Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good Morning Stampers!  I hope you have had a good week and are ready to bring in the New Year.  It will be quiet at my house as I am planning on watching the ball drop from home.

Since it is Friday that means it is sketch Frenzy Friday.  Our sketch today was designed by Sharon Wheet.















This was a fun sketch.  I pulled out one of my favorite color combos - Rose Red, So Saffron, and Garden Green - and used a set I haven't used in a while.  I went for a clean and simple look with this one.  Here is my creation.




























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Great CAS card huh!  Are you ready to see what Sharon did with her sketch?  Head on over to her blog to see what she created.  Thanks for looking and have a Fabulous Friday!

Robbie 

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Another sneak peek!

Good Morning Stampers!

Last night got away from me and I totally forgot to post.  This will be quick since it is late and I need to get going.

My card today uses a new set and punch from the upcoming Occasions Mini.  I began by stamping the doily and then stamped the medallion from the set in the mini and used the matching punch to punch it out.  I restamped the medallion and punched out the center.  This card screamed pretty ribbon so I added the organza ribbon and it was done.  Here is my creation.






















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Do you think it needs a pearl or bling in the center?  Looking at it here it seems to be missing something but maybe that is me as I love my bling.  Let me know.  Thanks for looking and have a Great Day!

Robbie

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I got some sneak peek goodies!

Good Morning Ladies!

I got my preorder of Occasion mini goodies in before Christmas.  I took a little time to play with them before I left for Jess'.

The upcoming mini has quite few framelits, edgelits, and embossing edges.  I used one of my edgelits on this card.  I love the scalloped edge and it was easy to do.  I just lined up my edge and ran it through my Big Shot.  I would suggest you use some painter's tape to hold it in place so it doesn't slip.  

When I saw the edge I thought of the vine in Vintage Vogue and used that set to create my card.  Here is my creation.





















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I added some rhinestones to the center of the flowers as it needed some bling.  Love this new edgelit!  Can't wait to try the other one that comes in the set.  I will have another sneak peek tomorrow.  Thanks for looking and have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Robbie

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Hand Stamped Sentiments - photo inspiration

Hello Ladies!

Are you ready to play with the Hand Stamped Sentiments team this week?  It is my turn and I chose a photo for our inspiration.  I just loved this photo when I saw it.  Lots to choose from so I hope you play with us and share your creation.  Here is the photo.


So what will inspire you in this photo - The color, the cupcakes, or the sprinkles?  Here is what I created from my inspiration.



























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I just loved the color and the sprinkles so I went with them.  Hope you will join us and share your creation with us.  Thanks for looking and have a Terrific Tuesday!

Robbie

Monday, December 26, 2011

Late Night Stampers - Favorites Week

Good Morning!

I hope everyone had a great day yesterday!  I know I had a marvelous day and ate way too much!


Our challenge this week at Late Night Stampers  is favorites week - share your favorite cards of the year with us.  Some of us may be too busy to create this week but we can certainly take a minute to share our favorites of the year! With that in mind here is one of my favorite cards from this past year.


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I love this card.  It is so pretty!  Look back at what you created this past year and share your card with us.  We love seeing them.  Thanks for looking and have a Marvelous Monday!



Robbie

Sunday, December 25, 2011

A Christmas Present

Merry Christmas Stampers!

I am honored you took some time away from the holiday activities to visit my blog.  I know we all have a lot going on and spending time with family is so precious.  This will be short and sweet so you can get back to your family.

My project today was a Christmas present I made for my coworker.  I saw this originally on Wendy's blog and knew it would be a great gift for her.  I used the colors in her Family Room so it would match her decor.  Here is my gift.






















 




Sorry for the shadows but it is hard to photograph glass.  The black square are where she can put pictures of her family - I modified Wendy's original design as I want to have have more pictures on mine.  Hope you enjoyed today's project.  Thanks for looking and have Peaceful Merry Christmas!

Robbie

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Saturday Dec 24

Good Morning Stampers!

Well it is Christmas Eve and all is well.  I am enjoying my time with my family.  We did some baking yesterday and will finish up today.  Have you done your baking yet?

My card today began with wanting to use some of the Artichoke jean ribbon I just got.  I also had an outline from a top note die I had cut and decided to use that as the background layer.  The rest was just pulling it all together.  I did do some watercolor coloring on the flowers.  Haven't done it in a while so I think I need to do it more often as you can see I am out of practice.  Here is my creation.





















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Hope you enjoyed my card today.  Thanks for looking and have a Wonderful Christmas Eve!

Robbie

Friday, December 23, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday -

Happy Friday!

Well only 2 more days before Christmas.  I hope you have your shopping done because if not you will be hopping and won't have time to play with us this week.

Since it is Friday it is time for another Sketch Frenzy Friday challenge.  This week I created the sketch. 
















I had fun creating this sketch and even more fun making the card.  Since I created this several months ago I didn't really pay attention to when it would be posted.  When I went to make my card and I looked at the sketch the wavy line reminded me of snow so I went with that idea.  Here is my creation!



























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So are you ready to see some more interpretations of the sketch?  Head on over to Sharon Wheet's blog to see what she did with the sketch.  Thanks for looking and have a Fabulous Friday!

Robbie 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Tempting Espresso Kindness

Good Morning Stampers!

Well I made it to Jess' in spite of the rain.  I also had to deal with traffic since I had to leave later than I had wanted.  I picked up Michaela early, early, early this morning so now all my girls are together.

I played with the Red Hot Stampers Sketch Challenges before I left home.

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This was another quick and easy card.  I love the color combo on this one.  Here is my creation.



























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Sorry for the quick post but I am spending lots of time with my 3 girls. as well as making my stuffed ham.  Hope you have some fun plans for today.  Thanks for looking and have a Great Day!

Robbie

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sweet Spring session of Stampin Fun and Friends



This post will remain at the top scroll down for other posts.

The last session of Stampin Fun and Friends was lots of fun.  While visiting my daughter in San Jose I connected with a fellow demonstrator from Late Night Stampers.  We spent the day chatting and creating.  The last session of Stampin Fun and Friends had a fabulous project that I made.  Here is the one I made.

   

























Now don't you wish you had signed up for this session?  Well the next session's registration is going on now.  Check out the graphic below and then visit CherylAnn's blog to get the early bird registration price.  Don't wait too long as registration is limited.  I will share my projects I made in a few days.





















Hope you will join us this round as you will not be disappointed.  Thanks for looking and have a Great Day!

Robbie

Wednesday Dec. 21

Hello Ladies!

Quick post as I am headed to Jess' today.  Lots to get done.

I played with the Stamping 411 sketch the other day. 

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It was a good one but I realized I missed the layer at the bottom.  Here is what mine looked like.





















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Hope you enjoyed my card today.  It was fun making a flower card.  Thanks for looking and have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Robbie

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Hand Stamped Sentiments - unique folds

Happy Tuesday Ladies!

We have a great challenge for you this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  This week we want you to create a card that uses a unique fold.















I went searching for an idea and ran across one I modified to make my card.  This is a quick card that looks like you spent a lot of time making.  Here is what I created.



























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 Hope you will take some time to create a card with a unique fold and join us this week.  Thanks for looking and have a Terrific Tuesday!

Robbie

Monday, December 19, 2011

Late Night Stampers - Blue, white and silver holiday

Happy Monday Stampers!

Well this is the final week.  Everything needs to be done by Saturday!  I have to wrap my gifts and that is basically it.  Michaela comes in Wednesday and Thursday we are going to stuff our ham. 

My card today was 1 I created to celebrate New Year's.  I didn't really need another Christmas card so I decided to make a New Year's card.  I used 2 sets to make my fireworks as I didn't have any that I could use.  Here is my creation.





















I also used punches to create my champagne glass.  So, what do you think of my card?  I think it turned out pretty cute.  Thanks for looking and have a Marvelous Monday!

Robbie






















Sunday, December 18, 2011

Morning Chat Challenge - Punch Art

Good Morning Ladies!

Can you believe we have 1 week until Christmas?  Where has the time gone?  Have you thought about your New Year's Resolution yet? 

My card today is for the challenge over at Sunny Stampin Morning Chat.  Our challenge this time was to create some kind of punch art.

I originally was going to try and do some penguins but I ran across another idea at The Paper Trail that I wanted to try instead.  I love angels so this was right up my alley.  I did my angels differently than the ones on the other blog.  Here is what I came up with.

     



















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I hope you enjoyed my punch art today.  Make sure you visit Butternut Sage Designs to see what the other ladies created for this challenge.  Thanks for looking and have a Sensational Sunday!

Robbie   

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Playing with some challenges and and announcement!

Good Morning Ladies!

I took advantage of the chance to play with a few challenges yesterday.  I hadn't played with any in quite a while and it was good to find a few to play with.

I ran across a color challenge at Cards and Things that I wanted to give a try.

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I also wanted to play with the sketch challenge at Try Stampin on Tuesday    

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I combined the 2 and came up with this creation.



























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I love how this one turned out.  What do you think?  Thanks for looking and have a Super Saturday!

Robbie

Friday, December 16, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday -

Happy Friday Everyone!

It is a busy time of year so I am going to be short and sweet.  Our sketch this week was created by Patrice Herrera.
















I did not need any Christmas cards so I went with a winter card.  Here is my creation.



























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Hope you enjoyed my card today.  Now it is time to head on over to Sharon Wheet's blog to see what she did with the sketch.  We would also love to have you play along.  Check out the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog to see what the other members have created.  Thanks for looking and have Fabulous Friday!

Robbie

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Another ornament

Hi Ladies!

Today I have another ornament that Jess and I made this past weekend.  We actually saw this idea on Pinterest and decided to see if we could do it.  It several tries - plastic doesn't work as it melts when you emboss it. 

We tried using a craft ink and embossing but it did not look right.  We tried regular ink but that smears.  What worked the best was gold (or silver) ink and matching embossing powder.  Here is the one we did.





























Sorry about the bad picture.  I forgot to take the picture before Jess went home so I asked her to take one for me.  She used her wall rather than her counter which is white.  In case you can't tell that is Zoie's handprint.  She is going to write her name and the date on the ball also and add some snow and punched red snowflakes on the inside.  It really looks great in real life.

Hope you enjoyed my ornament today.  Thanks for looking and have a Great Day!

Robbie

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Another Quick Card

Hello Stampers!

Are you as busy as I am?  I still have things to get done.  My class is over so now I just need to grade final projects and enter grades.  Hopefully I will get that done in the next 2 days.

With that in mind, I saw a clean and simple sketch at Red Hot Stampers Sketch Challenge    















I thought this sketch would be perfect for a quick card.  I did make a few changes but only minor ones.  Here is what I created.



























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This was a quick card - something we all need at this time of year.  Thanks for looking and have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Robbie

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hand Stamped Sentiments - Old Fashioned Christmas

Hello Stampers!

Since it is Tuesday that means it is Hand Stamped Sentiments.  We have a fun challenge this week.  Our challenge is an Old Fashioned Christmas.  Since there are no parameters it will be fun to see what each person does with the theme.















When I think of an Old Fashioned Christmas I think of deep red, muddy green, dark brown, lace, and holly.  That was the beginning of my card.  Now I needed an image.  I found the perfect one in Bells and Boughs.  Now all I need to do us make the card.

I pulled out my top note die as I had not used it in a while.  All I had to do after that was stamp and color.  Here is my creation.





















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Did you think my card was old fashioned?  I love how it turned out.  Make sure you head over to the blog and check out what my fellow teammates created.  Thanks for looking and have a Terrific Tuesday!

Robbie