Saturday, December 25, 2010

fs203: LeisaJane

Please take the time to vote for Hannah's Hope Fund. They fell from #1 yesterday. We need to make a holiday miracle for the Sames family. It only takes a moment to vote and you would be doing such a great thing for a friend of mine! THANK YOU!

#1: Vote on the Pepsi Refresh site:

#2: Vote on the Pepsi site using your Facebook account.

Close your browser and re-open it.


Click "Vote For This Idea."

Click Login with your Facebook Account.

Click on the "Vote for This Idea" button.

#3: Vote on Facebook at:

#4: Use your cell phone to text your vote.

Text the message: 104051 to 73774. (73774 is the numeric translation for PEPSI.)

#5: Use your iPhone to text your vote.

Download the App at iTunes.

Here is a great masculine holiday card I made for Victoria's teacher. I used it as the class gift card. It was based on LeisaJane's card {here}. I changed the colors and stamp set, added buttons and some DPE.

I used my Winter Swirls stamp set sentiment and used the large and small snowflake punches. Snowflakes were adhered with dimensionals and some stickles were placed on each snowflake. I added some PTI buttons to the center of the card.

stamps: Winter Swirls (PTI)
paper: white, avocado, designer paper (PTI), spring moss
ink: avocado
misc: dimensionals, stickles, buttons (PTI), swiss dots DPE folder, snowflake punches

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Introducing 2010 Love Tags! and Percy!

Here is my contribution to the 2010 Love Tags. I am so excited to be a part of the Papertrey Ink stamp design team. It is so awesome to see the way my concepts come to life with Nichole the amazing design team! What do you think of this year's tag collection. I cannot wait to get my hands on it!

What did you love about this years Papertrey Ink collection? My favorite release this year was Been Boo'd! I love the way it came together and I {heart} all those samples that people made with it!

I also love the holiday set (Tree with Trimmings) and my first release this past year {Springtime Doodles} - the design team really did a bang up job with both of those!

Next month, I have something *REALLY* special stay tuned!

I love your comments - so please - make sure to take the time to leave me some love.....

Today I am going to be wrapping the MOUNTAIN of presents piling up in my office.

And....finish the Holiday cards we are sending out - we do a holiday card because there are SO many cards to send....
Here is the concept I put even includes our new puppy, Percy Jackson, a miniature golden-doodle (3/4 poodle, 1/4 golden retriever). He is a doll face!

We named him Percy after the character in the Rick Roirdan series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians (a must read!)....

He is perfect with the kids and seems to really be smitten with his mama! :)

stamps: 2010 Love Tag Set {Papertrey Ink}

Saturday, December 11, 2010

FS201: Lisaadd

I really enjoyed Lisa's {CAS86 Merry Wreath} card. I knew it would be a fun case-able card!

I decided to change the colors and stamp set and eliminated the dry pressure embossing. I went with kraft, red and green instead of the white, red and green. I eliminated the dry pressure embossing on the background and went with a kraft base with a red layer. On the main image, I used a square piece of kraft cardstock. I started with a small circle (drawn with pencil) and I used a snowflake to create the wreath, first going around the circle with moss ink, then avocado ink, then finally, with new leaf ink. I used some small red gems (Amuse) on the wreath to give it some bling!

I used poppy ink for the sentiment. I was going to draw lines around the main image, like Lisa had on her card, but didn't feel like I had enough room, so I distressed the edges instead. I used a crimper (remember those) on the piece of artichoke, then added some ribbon. Finally, I added a ribbon, threaded with some rustic thread (PTI).

stamps: Papertrey Ink {Tree with Trimmings}
paper: kraft, poppy, artichoke {PTI}
ink: moss, avocado, new leaf, poppy
misc: poppy stitched ribbon (PTI), red gems (amuse), crimper, button (poppy, PTI), rustic thread (PTI), dimensions (under main image)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

FS200: A time for reflection!

BEFORE I GET TO THIS WEEK'S FEATURED STAMPER, Please do me a huge favor and CONTINUE to VOTE FOR HANNAH'S HOPE FUND in the month of December! Last month, they went to #2 on the last day (they were in the money) and in the last 15 minutes, fell out of second place to #3. It was HEARTWRENCHING! Her parents, Lori & Matt are physically and emotionally spent. Instead of spending December getting out the vote, their friends and family are taking up the cause for them to create a HOLIDAY MIRACLE!

They are still 1.2 million dollars shy of being able to start the clinical trials and the $250,000 from Pepsi would really put a dent into the massive bill! Hannah is a six year old, first grader in Xavier's class. She is the sweetest little girl. Her parents are good friends who live in the next neighborhood over. Todd and I have taken up this cause, it is very close to my heart. Please take a moment from your stamping to vote for Hannah! Her life will be forever changed by the generosity of strangers! You can help make miracles happen!

#1 Vote for Hannah's Hope Fund today please!
#2: Vote again on Pepsi using your Facebook login.
#3: Vote on Facebook at:
#4: Text 104051 to 73774.
#5: Vote on your iPhone.

Think about how you can help out - spread the word! Reflect on all the wonderful things in your life and how simple (and FREE) this cause is and YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!

(and here we go!!!) FS200!

This week's Featured Stampers are the previous 199! Choose from ANYONE on {the list}.
Try and select someone who you have not cased before, or if you have done ALL 199 (I bow to you) - try and choose a card to case which you have not previously cased.

I chose PrincessHeather, from week 185 (FS185)!

Here is the card I made:

I changed the colors (to red, blue) and the theme to winter, removed the ribbon, added cord and used dry pressure embossing.

I loved the three cherries and the sentiment in the corner, so I used some poppy paper for the base, added a layer bashful blue with some swiss dots on the next layer, then stamped the ornament hanger in smokey shadow directly on the white. I stamped the pure poppy ornaments (circle) on white cardstock and then trimmed them out and popped them up on dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment in the corner, added some silver cord and then added some stickles to sparkle up the ornaments and hangers.

Simple and cute! THANKYOUVERYMUCH! (in my best Elvis voice).

In all seriousness, "tis the season" of hope and miracles. Please consider voting EVERYDAY for HHF in the Pepsi Refresh Challenge. What would you do for your child if they were dying! I would do anything, so I am helping get the word out for Hannah. Please share this with your friends and family this holiday season!

God Bless!

stamps: Winter Swirls (Papertrey Ink)
ink: poppy, smokey shadow
paper: poppy, white, bashful (SU!)
misc: silver cord (SU!), dimensionals, stickles, swiss dots folder

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