Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

It's official...Happy Halloween!

Before I put all my Halloween stamps away, I thought of making one more card (well, 2 actually!) Both stamps (Black Hat Trio and Boot Trio) are from Stampendous. Both images is stamped on Staz-On Jet Black Ink and colored with with Prismacolor Colored Pencils. Both the hat and boots on both middle cards are covered with Plain Ol Black Fun Flock and Stickles Glitter Glue, us witches Witch need those sparkles. LaughPatterned paper is from the Halloween Collection by Reminisce. The spider on the Black Hat card is a spider ring that my daughter will be giving away as part of her treat for her friends at.

Most of the Halloween Stampendous stamps are on sale at Eclectic Paperie. I know it's a little late for this year but you can save them for next year's Halloween.

Stamps: Black Hat Trio and Boot Trio from Stampendous, Bats from Fright Night by MFT.

Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White, Patterned Paper from Halloween Collection by Reminisce

Ink: StāzOn Jet Black

Accessories: Basic Black ribbon, Black Sheer Polka Dot Ribbon, Plain Ol Black Fun Flock, Crystal Stickles, Black Eyelets and Spider ring

Have a safe and fun Halloween!
Vampire Witch Cauldron Skeleton Mummy Costume

Monday, October 22, 2007

Happy Howloween!

8 more days until Howloween. Here's another Halloween card that I made using my new stamps Ollie Scarecrows and Howloween from Stampendous. Both images are stamped in Staz-On Jet Black ink and colored with Prismacolor Colored Pencils. Ollie's wings are covered with with Caramel Latte Fun Flock (this is so cool, they feel all fuzzy!)

Ollie's hat, the pumpkins mouth and eyes are covered with Crystal Stickles. And the O's on the Happy Howloween are colored with orange Primascolor Colored Pencils and covered with Crystal Effects (it looks way better in person).

The card stock for both cards are Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie from Stampin' Up. The patterned paper is from last years Designer Series Paper. The bats background from both cards is from Fright Night by MFT (My Favorite Things).

Stamps: Ollie Scarecrows and Howloween from Stampendous, Bats from Fright Night by MFT.

Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White, Halloween Designer Paper

StāzOn Jet Black

Accessories: 1/16" circle punch, basic black ribbon, Caramel Latter Fun Flock, Crystal Stickles, Black Eyelets and Hemp Twine

Few more Halloween cards and I'm done =). My daughter is invited to a Halloween party this Friday and need something really quick for her to take to the party... now what should I make for them?

Friday, October 19, 2007

Pink Snow!

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, SCS (Splitcoaststampers) color challenge for this week is anything PINK!

Here's my take on this week's PINK challenge. Yes, pink snow... it can happen! ;)

Saw this card from Rose Ann's blog and just love everything about it, the layout and soft look is just so pretty. After commenting on how I love the card, she was nice to offer some snowman images and even sent me the card... thanks again Rose Ann. Watch out Rose Ann, you'll be getting some pink snow soon... I told you it could happen.

Also, the Design Team of My Favorite Things has created several cards using Think Pink stamp set for auction on Ebay!

All proceeds from this auction will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure! Auction will end on October 22nd, so what are you waiting for?

Stamps: Let It Snowmen by Whipper Snapper Design

Paper: Whisper White, Pretty In Pink and Pink Passion Cardstock Stampin' Up.

Ink: StāzOn Jet Black, Primacolor Colored Pencils, Pretty in Pink Stampin' Pastels and stickles

Accessories: Cuttlebug, Marvy Scallop Square Punch, Non-SU ribbon

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Mini Halloween Bucket

These babies will be given to my daughters teachers for Halloween. I found these buckets at Target for 50¢ each . Buckets are filled with chocolate hershey kisses.

All 4 halloween cards are 3x3 on a basic black cardstock, layered with last years Stampin' Up Halloween patterned paper. 2 of the cards have googly eyes on just have to use them with these cute critters.

Stamps: Images are from Batty for You by Stampin' Up sentiment from Spooky Treats by Papertrey Ink.

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black and, Only Orange CS and last years Halloween Designer Series Paper from
Stampin' Up.

Ink: StāzOn Jet Black, Only Orange, Green Galore

Accessories: Mini Googly eyes, Mini bucket from Target, Basic Black Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, Halloween Patterned Paper from Stampin' Up

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


My daughter Toni saw these "GOOGLY EYES" on my computer table and ask me if I can make a card just using these eyes. Talking about a challenge from a 7-year old girl.

SCS (Splitcoaststampers) have these challenges every Friday called "Limited Supplies" (this is to create a card with limited it!) and I guess my daughter thinks she's the next SCS moderator. Better watch out Beth, your job is in danger...LOL!

What would a good mother do, you might ask? Of course, make a card with googly eyes. This is one of the easiest card I've made in awhile. It took me about less than 2 minutes for this one to come alive.

Stamps: Sentiment is from a retired set Best Friends by Stampin' Up.

Paper: Pumpkin Pie CS from
Stampin' Up and Martha Stewart Halloween Patterned Paper

Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Creamy Caramel Ribbon
, Corner Rounder Punch from Stampin' Up and googly eyes

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

National Bosses Day!

October 16th... yes, that's today. It's National Boss Day! It's the one official day each year to say thanks to your boss.

Boss's Day is an opportunity to acknowledge them for all their support...yada, yada, yada! LOL!

Anyway, here's a card that I made for my boss. It's a Criss-Cross Card that Beate from Fresh and Fun shared on one of her tutorials. If you haven't had the chance to make this card, you just have too, it's fun and easy.

Stamps: Image and Sentiment is from Beautiful Blo0ms by Papertrey Ink.

Paper: Whisper Basic Black, Whisper White CS from Stampin' Up and No-SU Patterned Paper

Ink: Basic Black and Lovely Lilac

Accessories: Ribbons from Making Memories, Flower Dies from Cuttlebug, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamond Stampin' Glitter, Corner Rounder Punch, Round Tab Punch from Stampin' Up

And here's a couple boss quote for you:
"There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else."- Sam Walton
"If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the next morning you will have a flat tire."- Cannon's Law
(I was gonna use this tomorrow... I better not, huh!)

Monday, October 15, 2007

Clearly...It's Spooky!

Well, not really, they're actually cute...don't you think so? This was the Technique Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers last week. The challenge was to make an Acetate Card. I was able to make these over the weekend and share it here.

These cards will be for someone special in the family from my daughter Toni ... hence, "from your favorite little pumpkin". Love this saying, and that is one of the reasons why I bought this
from Papertrey Ink.

Both main images, Cater-Mouse and Trick or Cheese are from House-Mouse Designs and are stamped on Staz-On Ink. The bats background from the Cater-Mouse card is from Fright Night by MFT (My Favorite Things). The bats background from the Trick or Cheese is from Spooky Sweets by Papertrey Ink.

Both images are colored using Prismacolor Colored Pencils. For the Trick or Cheese card, I punched holes to look like Cheese... I did not like it at first but my daughter thought it was cute. And of course, finished it with some ribbon.

Stamps: Cater-Mouse and Trick or Cheese from House-Mouse Designs, Bats from Fright Night by MFT and sentiment from Spooky Sweets by Papertrey Ink.

Paper: Green Galore, Basic Black, Whisper White on Cater-Mouse card, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Yoyo Yellow and Whisper White on Trick or Cheese card.

Ink: StāzOn Jet Timber Brown and StāzOn Jet Black

Accessories: 1/4" circle and 1/2" circle punch, acetate, orange and basic black ribbon.

And I wanted to share my Birthday Cake, well, I mean show you the picture of my birthday cake. Nothing special but I've always loved this cake growing up from Goldilocks back home (Philippines) ... doesn't it look Yummy? It is and I still have some at home =)

By the way, thanks Mom!

Friday, October 12, 2007

The Dirty Thirty

The Dirty Thirty
30 Unknown Facts / Secrets About Yourself:

1. When was the last time you shaved your legs? 2 days ago

2. What were you doing this morning at 1am? Sleeping

3. What were you doing 15 minutes ago? talking to a client

4. How many people have you slept with? my mom reads my blog...LOL!

5. Are you mad at anyone right now? not right now, but ask me in 10 minutes

6. Have you ever smelled moth balls? Yes, when I was back home (Philippines)

7. Last time you made-out? ummm, hello, I'm 35, well, in 2 days

8. Do you know the words to the song on your myspace profile? don't have 1

9. Last thing received in the mail? Michael's ad, with a 40% coupon...woo hoo!
(you know where I'm going after work)

10. Do you have any famous relatives? I wish

11. Have you ever stole something? yes, change from David
(that's not consider stealing, right?)

12. Have you ever been searched by the cops? I'm a good that's a NO

13. How is your hair? Too long and debating of cutting it really short

14. How many different drinks have you had today? Just 1 (Coffee)

15. What have you eaten today? nothing yet...I'm starvin' marvin

16. Are you any good at math? I think so!

17. Do you have plans on Saturday night? Yes, hope it won't rain.
(not for my birthday weekend)

18. Do you draw your name in the sand when you go to the beach? Not all the time but I do

19. Most painful dental procedure? Tooth pulled and Braces
(nothing major)

20. Have you ever been awake for 48 hours straight? oh no! i don't think i can handle that

21. Do you like the ocean? Yes!

22. Do you stay friends with your ex's? I do!

23. Something you are excited about?
Let's see... Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas and oh my birthday in 2 days!

24. What did you do today? Just work and this

25. Are any of your great-grandparents still alive? NO

26. Where do you keep your change? My daughters piggy bank

27. Do you remember the most naughty night of your life? Geez, never had one...LOL!

28. Would you rather sleep alone or with someone else? Sometimes...
Toni you need to sleep in your own bed =)

29. What was the weather like on your Birthday? I think it's going to rain

30. What are you gonna do now? Post this

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Halloween countdown....

I went to Lowe's (hardware store) this weekend and I can't believe that they started selling Christmas stuff already. My daughter thinks it was the funniest thing to sell Christmas stuff when it's not even Halloween yet.

Anyway, as promised, here's a Halloween card for yah :)

This card was actually made and was sent out a month ago for one of the swap that I signed up for. I made a couple of Halloween cards last night but cannot get good lighting and did not like any of the pictures I took. Hopefully, I'll remember to take a picture of my cards as soon as I get home from work today.

This stamp set is from Stampin' Up called Haunting Halloween. The sentiment on the front says "Witching you..." and inside says "... a haunting Halloween." The patterned paper is from last years Designer Series Paper. This cute cat witch hat and cape is dazzled with lime stickles.

Stamps: Image and Sentiment is from Haunting Halloween by Stampin' Up

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black and, Only Orange CS and last years Halloween Designer Series Paper from
Stampin' Up.

Ink: StāzOn Timber Brown

Accessories: Ribbons from Making Memories, Distressing Tool, Round Tab Punch

There will be more Halloween cards to come, so make sure to come back soon.
Bye for now and hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Library Card

That's right, it's a library card or you can call it file folder card. Beate from Fresh and Fun had this tutorial on how to make these cards and I just had to try it. These are really fun to make and would be great for gift card holders.

I had this stamp from House-Mouse for over a year now (I bought this for myself as a birthday present) and can't believe I have not inked her for a long time. I have couple more just sitting at home and I'm planning on using them...soon.

Stamps: Monica Romances by House-Mouse Design and sentiment from So Many Sayings by Stampin' Up

Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink from Stampin' Up, Designer PaperMarcella by K.
Ink: StāzOn Timber Brown

Accessories: Ribbons from Making Memories, Distressing Tool, Round Tab Punch

Eeeekkk, 3 more weeks until Halloween!
I need to start my Halloween cards and goodies for my daughters teachers.
Make sure to come back, I'll be posting Halloween cards starting tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Tuesday Funnies!

A quick post for today!
(click on the article for a larger view)

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Quick and Easy

This card is for Limited Supplies Challenge. Make a Quick and Easy card using a Designer Paper on any cardstock. After making this card and having some scraps left, I wanted to do another card and this is what I came out with. No stamps involve at all, the background and the sentiment came from Nichole Heady Digital Card Making Kit . The background and sentiment is printed on Very Vanilla cardstock and both matted with Chocolate Chip cardstock and finished it with a stitched satin brown ribbon.

With Gratitude

This is the card I came out with for Beate's Weekend Challenge.
Nichole Heady offered this Digital Card Making Kit for free and wanted to use it for Beate's Challenge.

I've always wanted to try digital scrapping but can never figure it out, but Nichole post a step-by-step instruction on her blog and this is what I came out with. I love it and totally hooked!

Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip from Stampin' Up

Spiral Bouquet Boutique Digital Card Making Kit by Nichole Heady, Corner Punch, Rounder Punch, Silver Brads, Stampin Dimentional and Chocolate Chip Ribbon

October Bella Babe Contest

So, what is Bella Babe Contest? It's a challenge for all Bellaholicsanonymous. This is a challenge that happens every first Friday of the month. The winner will be Bella Babe for the month! The rest will send their Bella Babe goodies (if they wish too) and/or RAK. Is that cool or what? The challenge for this month is to follow this sketch...

After winning last VSBD (Virtual Stamping Bella Daze).. here's my winning entry. And after getting this from Ms. Bella herself (thanks again, Em). Blow Kiss I just have to play.

By the way, I hope I found my MO JO!

This is Walkabella, I had her on black dress with blue flowers, matching the base of the card stock and the flower brads on all four corners and of course her dogs ribbon. The flowers on her dress, the dogs ribbon and her dogie bag is covered with crystal stickles. I found the dog bone template on the net. And look at her dogie bag, fill with treats.
Stamps: Walkabella from Stamping Bella

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White and Blue Bayou from
Stampin' Up and Designer Paper/Paw-sitive Thinking by Kristin Cook

Ink: StāzOn Jet Black

Accessories: Dog Bone Template, Corner punch, dog bone punch, flower brads and crystal stickles

Friday, October 5, 2007

I've lost it...

my MO JO that is! Has anyone seen it? Please send it back...I'll pay for shipping and handling =)

I can't believe it's more than a week since I've ink something but I can't the life of me get inkspired. Anyway, it's Friday hopefully when I get home from work tonight something will click and start being creative again.

we'll see... Happy Friday!