Thursday, July 30, 2009

Maiden Challenge

The first blog bookmarked under my favorites belongs to Mary Fish. She amazes me...I love her...I want to be her! Mary and her Stampin'Pretty Pals have recently launched their own Challenge Blog, Pals Paper Arts (PPA, for short). I thought I'd join in on their voyage into Challenge waters this is my maiden voyage so, be kind!

I've been wanting to case this beauty of Nancy Riley's so thought this challenge would be a good time to try it. The Challenge colors are Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Chocolate Chip and since my SU order that arrived yesterday with Thoroughly Modern DSP inside, I thought I'd put it to use! Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Make Blog ... check

My summer 'to do' list is a mile long ... yard work, house maintenance, stamping projects and getting my blog going. So, I'm just gonna' jump in and do it...the blog, that is. So, here goes ... a little stamping and papercrafts, gardening and sewing (oh how I'd love to find the time to sew again!).

A year ago I didn't even know what a Blog was never mind think that I would have anything worth 'blogging' about. But, I have found so much inspiration from the favorite blogs I visit on a regular basis that I thought it might be a fun. A self indulgent time-eater? Ya, maybe that too! Here goes...

In preparation for my New Catty/Christmas in July Open House on July 25th, I made this advent calendar with Stampin'Up!'s Merry Moments DSP. (A left Click on the mouse will give you a closer look!). It's a project I've been wanting to CASE ever since seeing Kathy Daumé's Advent Calendar on her blog, Pretty in Ink, as well as the little gem Nancy Riley crafted last Christmas. I'm planning on doing one up in Holiday Lounge DSP, a cool, swinging, sixties kinda Christmas! I'll post snapshots of that one soon!

Recipe: All SU Product unless noted
Stamps Sets: Christmas Punch (Hostess Level 2), Snow Swirled, Sparkly & Bright, Spotlight on Christmas, Sweet Season, Tree Trimmings. Hero Arts Basic Uppercase Letters (for Numbers)
Paper: Merry Moments DSP, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Whisper White Cardstock
Ink: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Real Red, Old Olive Classic Inks, Whisper White Craft Ink; Markers: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Tools: Punches: Various Circle punches, Oval punches, scalloped oval and circle, 5-petal flower, Flower trio, Boho Blossom, Snowflake, Curly Label, Square and Scallop Square, Large & Small Star, Large Tag, Designer Label, Full Heart;Big Shot with Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plate & Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder
Embellishments: Latte Button, Clear Button, Clip from Clips Assortment, Real Red Gingham ribbon,Linen thread, Rhinestones & DMC floss (Michael's),
Supplies: Snail Adhesive, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Magnets & tins (Michael's), Cookie sheet (Walmart)