Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad

Today is my dad's birthday. This is his card. No, it hasn't gotten mailed yet. It will be late as usual. I seem to get cards made just not mailed out in time. This image is from Phindy's Place and reminds me of my dad. He loves to create things with wood. Each year he is part of a group that makes wooden cars to give to kids at Christmas. This fits Phindy's challenge to use metal. I found the perfect brads for this card.

Basis Brown, Deep Blue Ruche, Sparkle Blanc from Paper Temptress.
Plaid Embossing folder
Retired SU saying and ribbon

Monday, November 29, 2010

U Stamp with Dawn & Friends YEBO

I am excited to announce that I am a guest designer for UStamp with Dawn and Friends. You can read all the details below. To sign up just click on the above logo. The projects will be amazing!
Don’t miss a day of the LIVE FUN!!

Opening Day Invites go out Dec 31, 2010

Last Project posted Jan 19, 2011



Early Birds SAVE $5


a chance to win a

$100 Stampin’ Up! Shopping Spree!!

Early Birds Register TODAY for only $19.99

Early Bird Pricing ends Dec 4th.

Early Bird Shopping Spree Drawing:

Everyone that registers for Early Bird Pricing will be entered into a drawing to win 1 of 2 Stampin’ Up! Shopping Sprees valued at $100 each!!

Two winners will be announced at www.ustampwithdawnandfriends.com

on Sunday Dec 5th.


Join us for UStamp with Dawn & Friends!! Year End Blow Out 2010!! We are sending out 2010 and welcoming 2011 in a BIG way, all around the world!!

You have eaten all the cookies your tummy can handle, all the Holiday Ham you can stomach and seen lots of relatives – whether you wanted to or not!! LOL!! Now it’s time to take a little time to recharge and get your creativity kicked up in a BIG way!!

I am thrilled to announce that for the very first time, UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! will be showcasing an entire event with spectacular projects all using 12×12 Stampin’ Up! papers, along with the Occassions Mini Catalog, Sale-a-bration Brochure and IB&C Hostess Products!! We are talking BIG FUN!! The goal is to show the world that 12×12 paper is NOT just for layering and putting into a scrapbook!! No my friends, there is SO MUCH more to the 12×12 and we will show you 40+ projects that are going deliver BIG on aweseomeness!! How cool is THAT??!! You will be able to create entire Stamping classes, Camps and Stamp Clubs showcasing what you have learned to make using the 12×12!!

All Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who are enjoying the preview have been DROOLING over the upcoming Occassions Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration Brochure!! It is bursting with never before seen products that SHINE…talk about a BIG Wish List!! WOW!! This is going to be a CAN NOT MISS Event!!

All the Designer’s have already been working their MOJO to the MAX and are hard at work making proto types in their papercrafting workshops…designing, cutting, inking, coloring, adhering, folding, tying, layering, primping, sparkling, packaging!! As soon as the Designers are able to get their hands on the NEW products they will be creating at the speed of light…there will just be no stopping them!!

I said it before and I will say it again…Color Combo’s ROCK…Why change a REALLY GREAT thing, right??!! The YEBO 2010 event will include a Color Combo with each project and by the end of the event all 40+ of the SU! colors will have been used in a project. 40+ Different 12×12 projects with 40+ coordinating cards & envelopes with PDF’s, in 20 days to inspire YOU!! Seriously??!! This is a tremendous value that you can’t pass up!!

Don’t we all deserve a few minutes of fun to help us re-charge and enjoy what we love??!! Of course we do!! One of the many great things about UStamp with Dawn & Friends!! is that YOU create when YOU are ready. LOVE the projects, but don’t have time to make them yourself right away?? No worries!! The website will remain open for many months, ready when you are to create so you won’t miss out

Here is what you can expect when you join us…

* 40+ Projects

* 40+ unique Color Combos

* 40+ co-ordinating cards with co-ordinating envelope

* ALL 40+ Projects include downloadable PDF with Photo’s

* Designer hosted chats with LOTS of prizes

* Open Chat Room 24×7

* Gallery to share your re-creations

* A NEW SURPRISE for 2011…you gotta be in the event to find out what it is!!

* A totally cool blinkie for your website/blog

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Calendar Page

I thought I would share one of the calender pages that I have been working on. My daughter and hubby took a trip to Arizona to visit family and stopped at the Grand Canyon on the way home. I use Always Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry and retired Simply Scrappin kit.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Delightful Challenge

Happy Thanksgiving! This weeks challenge is to use flowers on your project. I use Lili the Skunk and Skunk Sentiments. The base is made by punching a bunch of flowers gluing them down than I rubbed ink over it all. I am not sure of the ink since this base was found on the bottom of my desk when I cleaned it recently.
Stamping Vacation Animal Applause
Edited to add that I add this scheduled and accidentally set it for pm instead of am.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Calendar Page

I used Tuesday Mornings Sketch for the layout of this page of my son's cruise this past summer. He spent 2 months going to many places learning all about the ship's engines. It is part of his college program. Skinny Column Indigo Blue was sprayed with blue pearl mist. Spring Green Skinny green added a pop of color.

Truck Love

This image is from Phindy's Place. The image is called Mr. Brown Goes Shopping. This is for Phindy's Place challenge. I started with a different image but that got messed up at the last second. I used Stampin Up Always Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry and retired DP.

Monday, November 22, 2010

OWH Valentines

Operation Write Home is collecting Valentines for a special challenge. They are trying to get 4000 by Dec 1. You can get all the details here.This card uses Paper Temptress Corrugated paper. I love the texture. I was going for a more male feel and think I pulled it off. What do you think?
Don' t forget to vote in JoAnn's Craft for A Cause.
I may be disappearing off and on. I have my hubby home this week from work and I seem to be catching all the cold bugs going around. I seem to craft just not get anything photographed.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Delightful Challenge

Welcome to another Delightful Challenge. This weeks is a theme challenge of winter. I used Tango the Skating Bird. The trees are part of Christmas Accessories Set. The saying is part of Christmas Sentiments. The pond is part of stamp set from There She Goes and has distressed glossy accents. The snow is Liquid Enamel from Ranger. The ribbon and paper are from Stampin Up.
Digital Tuesday- Anything with Wings
Stamping Vacation- Winter Wonderland

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Phindy's Christmas Challenge

I used Flower soft for the snow and hat. Chocolate Truffle Linen is the base. I just love that name. Emerald Linen was embossed with snowflake folder. The saying is from Stampin Up. The ribbon is on sale at Paper Temptress. I did this for Phindy's Christmas challenge.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Blog Hop winners

Lisa of Land of EnCraftment won the box of goodies. Please contact me at anitamocha at charter dot net so I can get the goodies to you.

SnowflakeDreams1 won the gift certificate. I emailed you.

Congrats to both Ladies!
This card was made for Michelle Perket's Digi day yesterday. She released some super cut Christmas Doggie images. I figure this card isn't too bad since I made it in about 1/2 hour which is quick for me. The wreath has distress stickles and liquid pearls on it.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Operations Write Home Blog Hop

Welcome to Operation Write Home's Veterans Day Blog Hop. If you get lost along the way head to OWH Stars & Stamps. The deadline for Valentine cards is Jan. 7. A reminder that the Christmas deadline has passed.
Don't forget to vote at Joann's Craft for a Cause. You can vote once a day.
My card uses Puppy Love from There She Goes Stamps. It fits their challenge of to create a scene.

On last thing before I send you off to the next stop. I have blog candy and it is a big box of goodies for those in the USA. For all others outside the USA, leave a comment and I have a $10 gift certificate for you to either Phindy's place or Digital Delights by Louby Loo.

Now go see the amazing creation by Lisa.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Nutcracker & Peek

Here is a peek at the free image you can get if you create with the Nutcracker image by Friday, Nov. 19. Go here to the SNR Group.
This is the inside of the above project. I used another one of the cute Gingerbread from Digital Delights.
This cute Nutcracker image is free just for a few more hours. Go to the SNR group and grab him by Midnight Nov 12 for free or after that he will be in the store.

Tuesday Morning Sketch #67

I got a chance to play with some new paper that my sister gave me. It is Madeline from SEI. The ribbon is from my stash. I used Stampin Up Pearls on the butterflies and the border. The sketch is from Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Glitter it Up

Welcome to another Delightful Challenges! This week we want to see you glitter it up. Click on the picture to see the glitter. I used Cuddles Sends Luv and retired Love sentiment that is available on the Holiday CD. The base and hearts are Sparkle Vermilion. The DP is retired SU and has a glitter effect. The Basis Pink was sprayed with Perfect Perls Mist to give it some sparkle. If you are wondering why a Valentine's card, it is because OWH is now collecting Valentine cards.
It is also Digi Day on SNR. There is a cute little Nutcracker for free to pick. If you create with this image and finish by there is a cute free image. You need to go to the SNR group to see the image and a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Digital Delights by Louby Loo.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


First to let you know Digital Delights has all Christmas images on sale.
Michelle is offering these wonderful papers as blog candy. You have till end of November to enter. Go here to get all the details.

Mini Release

Welcome to mini Release from Digital Delights from Louby Loo. I used some of the cute Gingerbread images. Wooden Spoon Ginger, Cookie Jar Ginger and Baker Ginger. The saying is one of the new ones from Marlene. You can get it here.I just think this is perfect. The Hot Coco holder is a pattern from the Cutting Cafe.

Above is a simple ornament. I took a paper mache star and painted it white than added Perfect pearls Heirloom Gold Spray. The Angel has Liquid Applique. The Angel set includes the saying.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Thanksgiving card

Cherry Cobbler is the base. French Folaige is the stamp set. The words are from Seasonal Sentiments. Very Vanilla ribbon was the last touch. It is for Late Night Stampers Thanksgiving challenge. I cased this card from one I did at my friend, Diane's class.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sip Coco

I used a Hot Coco pattern from Cutting Cafe to create this holder. It fits Phindy's Challenge of 1,2,3. I use 1 ribbon, 2 Pez A Blings, and 3 pearls. Basis Brown, Basis Burgandy and Antique Grey Linen are the papers from Paper Temptress. I sprayed the papers with my favorite Perfect Pearls mist. The saying is from Cutting Cafe.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Delightful Challenge

It is time for another challenge at Delightful Challenges. This week we are asking you to sew on your card- real or faux. Sewing machines and I don't get along so I choose faux. I used the new cute image called Candy Cane Ginger. I used Mojo Mondays sketch for the layout.

Acorn card

This card was created for Phindy's 1000 members celebration on PCP. I used my favorite Soft Suede and Creamy Carmel to make the acorn. The pattern can be found here. It fits Phindy's Friday Challenge. The top was scored with my score it and them rubbed with ink. I colored Petticoat Patty with inks and blender pen.

Happy Birthday

I created this card for my sister's birthday. It should say belated because I created it on time but didn't get it in the mail on time. I used Apple Blossoms & Well Scripted from Stampin Up. The colors are Pear Pizazz and Rich Razzleberry. This fits 365 card a day challenge of Mad about Mint. When I saw this challenge, I thought of the color green.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Itty Bitty Christmas

The layout is from Sweet Stop Sketches. I used Christmas Itty Bitty from Sweet n Sassy and a retired SU saying. I love this layout. I have an idea for Valentines day which I know is early to think about but OWH's deadline is Jan 7. I thought the ribbon was white but in this picture it looks a little pink but still works out ok.

Monday, November 1, 2010


Above is a card created by the very talented Melanie. She is releasing a new stamp set of borders.
Go here to her blog for a chance to win this set and another opportunity on Gina K's blog.

Ok, I want to share some links. Operation Write Home was chosen as one of the top 3 organizations for JoAnns Craft for a Cause. They are asking for you to vote for them to win the
grant. You can vote more than once.

The last item of news is Patricia is having a fantastic candle party with an oppurtunity to get some wonderful Paper Temptress paper. Go here to get all the details.

Season's Greetings

Meljen's Designs had these two images as freebies awhile back. I had hope to get it done in time to mail to OWH but that didn't happen so I will use it for an Any Hero card. An Any Hero card is one that I write a note in to the soldiers to let them know that they are being thought of. The bow has some glitter to give it a bit of sparkle. It fits Meljen's Designs challenge to use two images on a project.