Thursday, October 30, 2008

Friday Fun Challenge!!

This Friday our Hostess is Katherine!
She chose a color challenge for us:)
The colors are:
Rose Red
Regal Rose
Always ArtichokeWe really hope you will play along with us this weekend!!
If you do, you can use keyword FFC8 on SCS or just link your blog here, i'd love to see what you make!!

You can see the other girls cards here:




Have a Great Friday and a Happy Halloween to ALL!!!!!!!!!!!

Hippin' and Hoppin'!!

Welcome all my friends from Miss Robyn's blog!!

If you didn't come from Robyn's blog then you really need to start at Angela's blog and enjoy the entire Blog Hop!

Well, it's officially too cold for me here in VA!! There was frost on the ground when I woke up today and I do not like frost in any way, shape or form...BRRR! But in other news I got my hair done last night and I am back to my old self with my nice, dark chocolate brown color and I am SO HAPPY! I had a new hair stylist/old one left/red hair incident and it was very traumatic BUT my girl is back and I made her feel horrible for leaving me and it feels so good to be back to my normal self:) Are you ready for me to shut-up and get on with it already, lol??????

Ok, sorry;)

Today there are 5 new release stamps!!
My 1st card uses a new stamp called Sleigh Ride. I love the size of this stamp and the elegance of the image! I used my gold gel pen to make the antlers sparkly.
My 2nd card uses Trinity Trio. I really like these funky Christmas trees! They are totally *me*:) Oh and I got to use my AWESOME new Marvy snowflake punch on this card!!
I plan on stamping some kind of sentiment on the bottom under the tree panel but I just couldn't think of what to put there...hmmm.

Now you are on your way to Brooke's blog...WHATEVA!!!

Be sure to join us in the SCS Unity Forum for Hip Hop and prizes galore...I don't know, but I think I might feel like giving something away around 1:00EST...yeah, probably;)

HIP HOP!!!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Papertrey Ink Tea

I was supposed to get my hair cut tonight but my appointment got changed to tomorrow night so I thought I would use my time wisely and play with some of my new goodies from Papertrey Ink!

The smudged ground under the tea cup came from a smudge of ink on my thumb, lol, so I just put some more on my thumb and smudged it a little more;) Oh and because I don't know how to use the little oval *ground* that came with this set...I think you have to use it with a masked tea cup and that was too time consuming for this quickie 5 minute card I wanted to make, maybe i'll try it next time.

All supplies from Papertrey Ink!

See you in a couple of days for Hip Hop Thursday!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

CPS88 ~ Unity Stamp Co.

Unity Stamp Company is sponsoring this weeks CPS Sketch.

Here is the sketch:
Here is my card:

I used SU! Designer Series Paper, SU! Riding Hood Red cardstock and Baja Breeze ink.

The snowflake is a CUTE rub-on from Tinkering Ink called Yuletide.

The stamp I used is a new release from Unity Stamp Company called Ho, Ho, Ho.
Today is my littlest sister, Molly's, birthday! I love her I miss her TERRIBLY and hope she is having a wonderful day today or night now, since she is in Italy and it is already 5pm there:)

Have a great day wherever you are!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday Fun Challenge #7!!

This week's Friday Fun Challenge was issued by Sherry!

She is challenging us and YOU to *Roll With The Punches*!
We had to make a card using a wheel and punches!

The only wheel I own is this Cheers wheel so that is what I used;)
I think I should get extra credit for using 5 punches!!! What do you think??
My card is CASEd from Mercedes, one of my GSG sisters, found here: GSG Swap Card #2

You can see the other girls cards here:

PLEASE join us in our challenge and use keyword FFC7 in the SCS gallery or link your card to any of our blogs!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Hippin' and a Hoppin' for 10 Weeks!!!!!

Wow, can you believe it's been 10 weeks of Hip Hop?!?!?!

Thanks for hoppin' over today from Amber's blog to see what I am up to! I ALWAYS appreciate it when my friends visit me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today there are several Unity Stamp Company new releases!!

There will be tons of giveaways a a few stamping challenges today and tonight until we fall asleep at our keyboards!!

This week I played with my newest Unity kit, Giggle Grove. Yes, I think I am the last person to get this stamp kit but I was trying to be good and not need it...there's really no point in trying that though, is there??? LOL!

This card is for the SCS color and sketch challenge this week. {I kept thinking..."this is an expensive card..." as I was putting those fancy buttons on it}:

And this card was just for fun, no reason other than I love Kraft cardstock and wanted to use my new DSP from the SU! catalog;)
Hop over to sweet Laura's blog now and see what she has in store for you!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Gumball Thank You's

I have been working on these thank you cards for my sister in FL.
My niece had her 5th birthday on the 16th and she had her party at the mini-golf course and her cake was in the shape of a gumball machine, with REAL gumballs in a glass globe and everything!

I tried to find a template somewhere of a gumball machine shaped card but no such luck, so I did the best I could with what I had.

I hope the recipients "get" it, you know?
I found a little pic of the cake!
It's from my cell so it's not that great but it's still pretty cool, huh??
My sister made it and has never made a fancy cake before! I'm impressed!

See you Thursday for another fun day of Hippin' and Hoppin'!!!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Friday Fun Week 6!!!

This week we have a skecth challenge that I came up with the other day, bored at work, lol!!!

Here is the sketch:

And here is my (super BUSY) card:
See what Kath, Kim and Sherry did with the sketch!

We'd love to have you play along with us! Use KEYWORD FFC6 if you upload to SCS or link your blog here with your creation!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hip Hop New Stuff!!

Welcome to another edition of Hip Hop Thursday here at the Stamping Shopper!!
I'm sure you arrived from the fabulous Linsey's blog!!! Isn't she seriously like the sweetest person ever?? She always has the nicest things to say to me and so you better have left her some love on her blog, got it??? LOLOLOL:)

Back to business...
Today there are a few new stamps being released!! This angel is one of them! Her official name is "Luke 2:14 Glorious Angel".
Isn't she sweet?? This card uses what I think is my favorite tree ever created stamp;)
It is covered in black and pink Stickles but they arent showing up well enough, but trust me their there! I made this for this week's SCS Color Challenge.
To find out about all the Hip Hop special check out Angela's blog!!

The next stop on your blog hoppin' journey is......Shut Up It's True, Jen!!!

Join me and all the Hip Hoppers in the Unity SCS Forum for giveaways galore!!

HIP HOP!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

USC08 Masculine Card

I made this card for this weeks Wednesday Unity Challenge.
The challenge was to make a masculine card.
Since I only had about 5 minutes to make a card last night I made it very simple. Men don't really care about all the "fluff" anyway;)
The t-shirt stamp is from the Unity kit that I came up with!!
It's called Dad of All Kinds and has stamps perfectly suited to all the dads and grandad's in my life and I'm sure yours too!

Have a fabulous day and see you back here tomorrow for Hip Hop Thursday!!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


I made this card for the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #51.

I used my new Hey Chica set that my friend Frances gave me for my birthday:)
Thanks for all the birthday wishes in the Unity forum and from my Sassy friends and all the cards people sent me!!

I feel really good tonight;)

The Bucs won today, now if the Red Sox can hold off the Rays it could be the best post-bday week ever!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Birthday Cards for Me!

Here are some of the birthday cards I have recieved this week and the gift that my good friend Frances sent me:):)
{and my bday isn't even until tomorrow!!}

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday Fun Challenge #5

Today is Friday, time for another Friday Fun Challenge with me, Kath, Kim and Sherry!

This week our Hostess is Kim and she challenged us, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month (and my birthday on Sunday because I love pink) to make a card that is pink and white or cream. We could also use Kraft or a brown color. I was so naughty and snuck some red in there too;)
This stamp is from Impression Obsession and I got it lots of months ago and hadn't used it until now! I am glad I used it, it's so cute but for some reason I have an awful time with cupcakes. I just cant get them right. I never know what color to make the holders or the stand, IDK, I'm just confused by them.

I hope you'll join us in our challenge this week and make a pink and white/cream card for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and right now (unless of course you are at work, or in an internet cafe...), if you haven't done it in a while, why don't you give your self a breast self exam?

If you play with us, use the KEYWORD FFC5 on SCS or jus tlink your card here. I'd LOVE to see it!!

Tomorrow I think i'll show you some of the beautiful birthday cards I have gotten from my SCS friends!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Hip Hop Thursday!!!

Thanks for hopping over from Heidi's blog!!
Today is an exciting Hip Hop, not that they all arent, but it's extra fun when we have new releases on Hip Hop day and another charitable cause for you to give to!!!

Oh and I tried new stuff today! Aren't you proud of me???

Be sure to see Angela's blog for all the sales and specials today as well as a peek at the new releases!!

The next stop on your hop to the a little farther down, yes you have to look at what I made first!! hehe:)

So, I was in the supply room at work and my boss came in as I was digging in this box full of these manilla colored tags and I said "hey, what are these for" and he said "they're to hang on the peanut bags to tell what type they are when we send out samples" and I said "I think I can stamp something on these and make them cute" and he said "ok, let me know what you come up with" I grabbed a handful and I made a tag!
Now, I am not sure what you do with tags and it's not very shabby because that is super hard for me but I think it's pretty cute for a 1st try...

My tag uses Gratitude=Joy and the October Kit of the Month:

Next out of the ordinary creation I made is this mini pizza box. I STINK at measuring things so this is a HUGE accomplishment for me!! I was chatting with my friend Frances when I was making it so she was there for moral support! She kept me calm and told me to just breathe, thanks Frances!!
I used the September Kit of the Month and all SU! papers and embelishments to make it and my daughter has already confiscated it because she loves the names on the Lord on it and the font they are in (awesome job Patter!!):
And my final creation for today is a card using the newly released today kit called Fall Festival!
I used this weeks SCS Sketch Challenge for my layout:
This week Angela has chosen Operation Iraqi Children as the Hip Hop charity that you can make a donation to! This is a wonderfual cause that I hope you will support, just click HERE to make a difference.

The fabulous and oh so organized Patter is your next stop on the Hop!!!

I'll be back tomorrow with another Friday Fun Challenge!!!
Hope to see you here!!!

HIP HOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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