Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Mojo Monday #119

It is vintage valentine time! Using Pretty in Pink Night and Day DSP plus the Holiday Best set from Stampin Up! I created a vintage look Valentine for someone special! The heart punch created a little dimention and I love my cordoroy buttons! Happy Mojo Monday!

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Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge

It didn't take long to get the stampin "itch" back after a brief time away from my studio for Christmas celebrations! But Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and while I am waiting for some new Valentine's Day supplies to arrive soon, I wanted to get started on my cards! I LOVE to send out Valentine's Day cards. So the "Love You Much" stamp set created the images for this Pirouette Pink and Close to Cocoa color scheme. I did a little background stamping with "Filigree" and some retired DSP created a little color variation.
Adding some Dazzling Diamond glitter on the scroll background gives this card a little "wow" in person. And a rhinestone brad and bow were a must! Happy New Year of stampin joy! Thanks PPA for another great challenge!

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Thursday, December 24, 2009


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Mojo Monday #118

I had to do one more Mojo Monday before Christmas and this one looked easy and fun! I havn't used Mr. Twigster since last year and ...boo hoo, he is retired! But I am making some cards to send this winter to brighten someone's winter day! I think I have 3 or 4 now. I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year of stampin for the joy of creativity!

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Winter Wonderland and PPA #21 Artist Pick!

It took me awhile, but as I was putting away some stamps, I came across my Christmas Punch set, and there was the snowman punch! All I could see was 3 little snowmen faces peeking in a window on a snowy winter day! It took a little retired DSP, but that's ok, cuz this happy little card just came together easily! So Pals Paper Arts, there you go and Our Creative Corner too! Since we just had our first snow and snowmen popped up all over our neighborhood, I had some relevant inspiration! Bermuda Bay, Only Orange, and Baja Breeze cardstock created the layers and I stamped the little guys on Whisper White...of course. The sentiment is from retired set, Happy Winter.

About being named Artist Pick#21...I am so surprized and yet delighted! This was a Christmas treat. Thank you Pals Paper Arts Designers. You inspire me. And all the other amazing stampers give me so much joy with their creativity! Thank you for even taking the time to visit Stamp for Joy. I pray a blessed Christmas to you and yours!

For some reason my comment button did not post here. Email me at tparrott@go-concepts.com for your thoughts about this card!!!

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Mojo Monday #117

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so for this Mojo sketch I brought out this Simply Scrapping kit and pulled off the elements I wanted and stuck them on Kiwi Kiss textured cardstock! A little ribbon and "voila" an easy Valentine.

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Paper Dolls Birthday

I have two sweet little nieces turning 3 within a week of each other so I made them each a little birthday card using the Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge. I had never used it before but I think she turned out so cute! I used my dotted swiss embossing folder for the background on Taken With Teal and mounted on Blush Blossom cardstock. The sentiment was stamped using retired Just B. Three is such a sweet age! Happy Birthday Abrianna and Sydney!

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Pals Paper Arts Christmas Vintage Challenge

I love vintage! Just wish I had more Christmas vintage stamps! But with a little creating I combined a retired background stamp and the Hostess I Holiday Best and the ever so vintage Winter Poste to set the mood. Old Olive and Ruby Red were my color combos. I had some fun with the rivets. After I set them I put a rhinestone brad inside. Aren't jewels a bit "vintagey" too?! I don't think you can really tell, but I used a Nestability to cut out the scallop oval and the Old Olive layer is mounted on dimentionals for the raised look. The skaters are stamped on Very Vanilla and mounted on the Red cardstock underneath. I sponged on some Close to Cocoa to vintage it up some more too.
Some ribbon to garnish my card and a scrap of antique crazy quilt for the background completes this PPA challenge!
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Featured Stamper: Our Creative Corner

Scoll down to the punch ornament card and you will see I am the featured stamper this week! I am so sweetly surprized! I always feel reluctant to enter my cards in any challenge, but do it anyway just to keep the creative juices flowing and to see the beautiful and creative entries of so many amazing stampers out there! Thank you OCC!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Mojo Monday Christmas Blessings!

Just a sweet little card to keep me in the true Christmas Spirit! Love this retired stamp set called "Baby Jesus is Born." With a little watercoloring and the snowflakes from "Branch Out" this card was simple to complete. A little button adds to the whimsicle feel and that is it for today! Hope your week is going well and that you have a peaceful heart this Christmas season!
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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Mojo Monday Sketch

This little Mojo card was created with my Berry Christmas stamp set. Using Real Red, Dusty Durango and Chirstmas Cocoa specialty papers, I carried out a simple color scheme. I stamped the wreaths in Real Red 3 times and then stamped another in Dusty Durango, stamping some cute Real Red berries and a birdie! I punched out the circles with the large circle punch and hand cut out the wreath. The middle was punched with a 1 1/4 punch. Make Merry is the happy greeting with a holly branch stamped on it to add a bit of contrast. I hope you have had a wonderful holiday. My grown kids have been in town since Tuesday. But they will all be gone by Monday morning. May your Christmas season be blessed with lots of creativity!! Thanks for visiting!
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Our Creative Corner Challenge: Featured Stamper!

This sketch was perfect to use the Ornament Punch and the beautiful Christmas Cocoa Specialty paper. I paired it with the rich Bravo Burgundy cardstock and some White Taffeta ribbon. Of course, last year's sweet Felt Flurries helped to embellish the ornaments and a the clear rhinestone brands add to some Christmas sparkle! My Christmas Punch stamp set created the sentiment stamped in Bravo Burgundy as well. Thank you Our Creative Corner, for this simple, but lovely sketch challenge. Enjoy the Christmas season sweet stampers! It's our time of year!
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Friday, November 27, 2009

K.I.S.S. for PPA!

After a week of preparation for Thanksgiving, I finally made it back to my Stampin Studio feeling a little rusty but ready to try the new PPA challenge of Keeping it Simple! I love penquins and this retired set called "Polar Pals" has just been waiting to be stamped! So black glossy cardstock is the background cut out with my Big Note die and a little Real Red and Whisper White cardstock just needed to be stamped with my black stazon. Add a touch of ribbon and this card came together simply for sure. Winter in Ohio is just around the corner. Too bad we didn't get those outdoor Christmas lights up 2 weekends ago:( Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Let the Christmas season begin!!! As for me, I am still enjoying family here at home and can't seem to ever brave Black Friday!
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Online Holiday Extravganza!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Pals Paper Arts #17 Flower Power

For this PPA sketch I brought out some beloved DSP with my favorite Kiwi Kiss color! Adding some Rose Red cardstock , for the background and the boxes gave me just the bright color palette I was looking for to show off the stamped Kiwi Kiss flowers from the Season of Joy stampset. A bit of Rose Red grograin ribbon ties it all up and my greeting, from Upsy Daisy stampset, makes this card ready to go! Thanks Paper Pal Arts, for the fun sketch!
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Our Creative Corner Inspiration Challenge

What's gotten into me? 3 challenges in 2 days...wow! Anyway, Our Creative Corner has this fun inspiration challenge and I will use any excuse to make a fall card! Love the colors of this season! I just could never part with this retired Stampin Up set though and I simply stamped the images with Versamark, and used some shiny black embossing powder. I watercolored the images with More Mustard and Pumpkin and a little Soft Suede. Cutting out the little leaves and mounting them on dimentionals creates a bit more whimsy. Being "grateful" ...for family and friends and so many blessings.
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Monday, November 9, 2009

Mojo Monday #112 and Pals Paper Arts

For this Mojo Monday sketch and Pals Paper Arts, I brought out last year's fun Felt Flurries~ I love these things! My beautiful DSP is Christmas Cocoa Specialty with Soft Suede and retired Baja Breeze cardstock. Rub ons creates the greeting and a jumbo eyelet creates a little spot for the Baja Breeze ribbon. Love those clear rhinestones...my abosolute favorite brad. It's all about the bling on this card. Maybe I can brighten someone's day this winter with this one! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! Blessings!
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Pals Paper Arts #15 Color Challenge

For this PPA challenge I had to use 3 colors: Taken with Teal, Going Gray and Ruby Red. I opted to use Riding Hood Red instead! My stampset is retired Fabulous Flowers which I inked up in Riding Hood Red and cut her out...I also made a second stamp of the flower and cut out the middle then put Taken With Teal cardstock behind it. Walk in The Park is the background gray, another retired DSP. A little ribbon from the holiday mini, and a strip of Teal pops some more accent color and stamping and cutting the two smaller flowers created the triplet of flowers that balances this card. Do you ever just run out of creativity? I did this past week and just now felt like creating again!!! These colors were a challenge too! As a number of my friends and I are headed into a new age bracket...I am sure this card will find a beautiful friend to encourage! I have had this motto over the last 30 years....fit at forty, foxy at fifty and sexy at sixty!!!
I worked hard at the first two but am wondering if I can live up to the last one!!!
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Vintage Mojo

It's Mojo Monday and Wednesday is already here! I also combined this sketch with The Color Throwdown. My colors were to be Dusty Durango, Almost Artichoke, Soft Sky and Kraft. Well, not sure about this one, but usually I can picture the stampset I want to use in a sketch. Thi was tough for me. But I got out a set I havn't used in awhile: Fresh Cuts. I used markers to ink it up...and then cut out the leaft at the bottom and reapplied. I alterd the designer paper a bit and tried to give a little vintage feel. My creative juices need to get going again! Tomorrow is Pals Paper Arts Challenge...if you don't succeed the first time always try try again...and I will!!! Thanks for looking anyway. You know, I started out in this craft with so much more stamping on the cardstock than all these embellishments and specialty papers. Those were the good old days! Blessing to ya!
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Think Pink: PPA Challenge

I have been wanting to send my sister Dayna a pink card since she is a breast cancer survivor. The PPA design team had just the perfect challenge! I am so proud of my sister for walking through her cancer diagnosis and treatment with grace and determination. She is truly an inspiration to me. Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette are my pink colors for this card. I could not find the plain pink M&M's anywhere, so I used pink jelly beans for the fun Sweet Treat Cups set in the heart Sweet Centers stamp. A little Melon Mambo ribbon, a few swirls and my sentiment mounted on a Cricut label says just the way I feel about Dayna. I have several other friends who have battled this disease with faith and determination. I am inspired by them as well.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

White Christmas

This card was created for the Mojo Monday #110 sketch and Our Creative Corner which challenged us to create a card using our favorite holiday movie theme. I chose "White Christmas." I've been watching this movie since I was a teenager and always love the ending with the wonderful Christmas tree and the stage opening up to snow coming down in the background. So white and silver cardstock became my two color choices. I embossed the white cardstock with two different Cuttlebug folders. The tree and greeting are from the"Season of Joy" and retired "Star-Studded Season" sets. I embossed the tree and snowflakes in silver. I only wish the beautiful shimmer showed up better! Hope you are having a great week! Blessings to you!
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Thanks Be for Thee!

For Mojo Monday #109 I brought out a very retired stamp set that wanted to get out of the box! I guess I just like the salutation!! Plus I wanted to try out my new watermark! (It was a learning curve for me to learn how to apply it!) Anyway...the new In Colors provided my color palette of Dusty Durango textured cardstock, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede and Bermuda Bay for some pop! Rhinestone brads, ribbon, my one and only "Nesti" and some punches did the rest. I used the Blender Pens from my ink pads to color in the pilgrim couple. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy this season of thanks!
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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Christmas Wreath and PPA #12 Winner!!

For this Pals Paper Arts Challege #12 I just saw a Christmas wreath in the sketch! So I got out the "Autumn Days" stamp set with the pine and pinecone stamp. I used Dusty Durango and Old Olive markers to color the stamp, then, after stamping on Whisper White,cut them out. With my Circle Scissors I cut out the Old Olive circles and made a base for my wreath. I sponged some Old Olive ink on the pine to add some color, and punched out the little berries and glued them on. A bit of Dazzling Diamonds glitter adds some wow to the overall effect, though it doesn't show up in the picture. The center salutation is from the Level 1 set, "Holiday Best." I also used markers to color it in, then added a rhinestone for a little bling~ The ribbon is "Mistletoe," from the Holiday Mini. The DSP is "Christmas Cocoa Specialty." This card was fun to make! Thanks PPA for the challenge!
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