Saturday, December 31, 2011

Gnome Sweet Gnome for A La Card Monkey 89!!

Hi Blogging Friends!!

I have had those little Gnome's on my mind for a few weeks now, like "burning a whole in my Pocket" lol So I got them out today and made this cute card... that just makes me smile!!

I used the new Twitterpated paper on this card. I know one thing, that one pack of this paper is not going to be enough.

This is a fun sketch, and it makes you think a little!!
If you want to join the Challenge just go to A La Card Monkey.

"Live in the Sunshine" is a great saying for the Gnomes. I also used one of the Vintage Flowers on the rosette, they are on the Clearance rack this week for only $4.00, what a good deal and they look so cute with the Gnomes.

The measurement of the base of the Card is 7x4 1/4

Stamp Sets:
Gnome Sweet Gnome 12 pc set Occasions Mini 2012
Pursuit of Happiness 5pc set SU Catalog 2011-2012
Ink  and Paper Colors
Pear Pizzazz, Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, White.
Sponge Dauber, Island Indigo ribbon, Vintage flowers, Aqua Painter, Silver Zig pen.
Designer Series Paper:
Twitterpated for the Occasions Mini 2012
Big Shot:
Oval Frame Scallop Bigz Die

Here is my Second card I made at the same time. I have been trying to make 2 cards of every challenge so that I have more in my stash! Plus if I give one away I still have the second one!! Yeah!!!

I also worked on some Lego's today, I really love Sponge Bob! My Son Calvin got a bunch of sets for Christmas.

Here is Sponge Bob and Patrick on an Island together. They are just so cute I had to share them with you all.

Click Here to look at Terry Su's Card for this weeks Challenge!!

Thanks for looking
Have a Happy New Year!!

Shirley Su

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tea Shoppe Card and Christmas Photos.

I made this card while at Deanna's house. We always have the best time together. My favorite technique in the world is "Rock and Roll" I use it a lot and wanted to try it out on the tea cup stamp.

I used an old sketch from A La Card Monkey, that just came to mind when I started this card.

This new ribbon that is in the Sale-a-bration Catalog is a Steal at the price of FREE with a $50.00 purchase. Wow love the stuff.

Plus had to use the new 8mm pearls! I am going to be using them a lot down the road.

Stamp Sets:
Tea Shoppe 6pc set Occasions Mini 2012
Ink and Paper Colors:
Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Vanilla
1/8 inch Calypso Coral ribbon, 8mm Pearls, Sponge dauber.
Designer Series Paper:
Everyday Enchanment Sale-a-Bration 2012
Big Shot:
Square Lattice Embossing folder
My son Levi got me this Hello Kitty ring. I love Hello Kitty!!

Levi and Calvin standing in front of Levi's Big Gift... He thinks its a Ping Pong Table... !? lol

So Happy now!! lol

My Daughter and her Boyfriend, putting a Santa hat and beard on our Cat Vickie. lol

My Husband making homemade waffles for everyone. Let me tell you they are the best in the world!! Yummy!!

My Sister Nancy with her Husband Jim and Son Tyler. I think it is funny that she is doing a funny face!! LOL she is going to kill me when she see's its on my blog!

Thanks for looking
I hope your Christmas was as fun as mine!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Santa's Workshop my House Christmas Eve!!

Hi Blogging Friends!!

It's Christmas Eve and just wanted to show you what I was doing all day.

Look at how pretty the day started this morning, it was cloudy and cold but the Mountains were out for just about an hour.

Look at all the pretty new Snow!

Here is what I made today! My Husband was even part of the Santa's assembly line, he was turning them right side out and stuffing them.

These two are made with Springtime Vintage.

This is not SU fabric, but I made this one for my favorite Barista. The fabric is Coffee beans.

I made this one for Terry's friend that sews a lot. Not SU fabric.

Spice Cake Baby and Daddy!!

Here is how tiny the baby owl is!! That little owl just makes me smile, I could not stop holding it!!

Thanks for looking
Happy Christmas Eve!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Best of Cluck Card for A La Card Monkey Challenge #88

Hi Blogging Friends!!

I was running out of time to make my A La Card Monkey Card and then my Sister Janet Called me and we talked for 4 hours... Oh No! I think this is one of the fastest Cards I have ever made. lol

I am not sure what made me grab this old stamp set off my Wall of Stamps, but those little chicks were saying "pick us pick us Peep peep"!! lol Ok so I might be losing it over the Holidays!! NOW my Stamps are talking to me!!

Do you love that little Monkey or what!! Thank you Terry Su for the Cute Challenge Graphic!!

I made two cards again and added some brads to this one with a little flower.

I punched out the flowers in Not Quite Navy and Vanilla, then sponged the edges.

Stamp sets:
Best of Cluck 7pc set 2008 Catalog
Ink and Paper Colors:
River Rock, Vanilla, Not Quite Navy, Basic Gray
River Rock Ribbon (retired), Flower from Itty Bitty Shapes punch, Not Quite Navy brad, Sponge dauber.
Designer Series Paper:
Springtime Vintage, on the clearance rack right now!!

Now hop over to see Terry's Card then over to A La Card Monkey and upload your card!!!

Thanks for looking

Winners of the Christmas Blog Hop and Oh Christmas Tree!!

Sorry I am so late in Posting the Winner of week 6 to the Christmas Blog Hop. I have been doing all my Christmas Shopping in the last 3 days.... YES all of it!! I went with Terry one day, with my Kids another and ONE day by myself. I have been so tired that I just went to bed right when I got home. And here I am all awake after wrapping over 50 gifts with my kids help... lol (if you can call that help)

The Six Weeks of the Christmas Blog Hop have been so much fun. All of you that played along made really Fabulous stuff!! I have received so many sweet comments and emails from so many of you and I just want to say Thank You so much, that is what makes it so much fun for me!!

This is the last time I get to use this cute badge that Terry made me! Thanks again Terry you make cute stuff!!! I added to my sidebar so I won't miss it to much!!

OK Now to the Winner!!
Week Six Winner is Elizabeth!!
There is More, she is also the Winner of the all Six Weeks of the Christmas Blog Hop!

I just love how she used numbers on her card, she talks about it on her post. I am going to us this idea more myself this coming year (I have to buy all the Dies first). The 25 in Red Glitter paper is just a Stunner! The first edition DSP is so perfect here, I have 2 packs of this paper untouched.

I also wanted to show how beautiful it is from the side view. Elizabeth this card is a Winner!! Thank you so much for playing along with the Christmas Hop.

This is the Mini Tree that I have by my front door. The colors are mostly Purple, Pink, Turquoise, and bright Blue. I got the Christmas Raggedy Ann and Andy at  Central Market in Poulsbo Washington.

Cute Ornament that I got at Pier One Imports, I bought a few of them and one big one that I have in the Kitchen.

I love LED star lights.

More cute ornaments!

This is my big tree that is in the middle between my Kitchen and Dinning Room.  

Some of my Cute Starbucks Bears from last year.

More Starbucks, a Bear and Mouse.

The penguin is Starbucks and I made the Angel girl with the JOY on it. I also put a ton of Santa Pez on the Tree.

I used my Advent Calender boxes from Stampin' Up a few years ago as Ornaments, and yes I still put a bunch of candy in them for my kids to get everyday.

Shirley SU

Monday, December 19, 2011

Stampin' Up! Fabric Owl for a Christmas Gift exchange

Hi Blogging Friends

Just wanted to show you a cute Owl and Box set that I made for a gift exchange. Super Cute!!!

 One of my favorite owls!!! Just look at that cute little face! I found this box in my stuff (I think I got it at Michael's $1.00 bin) and thought that it would be cute to make it match the owl.

Then put the owl inside like a pop-up. I have to say there was kind of a fight for this little guy. lol  Plus after the exchange I told them all, that was not the only Owl in the building.

Here are the owls that I took with me. I sold them to the girls for $12.00 each and Sold them all!! yep all of them! I did the Happy Dance because I was on my way to go shopping with Deanna and needed the cash for Christmas!

I am adding this post to "Inkspirations Challenge" this is challenge 100 for them. Congrats Girls! This weeks challenge is Christmas Creations, anything you make for family or friends.

This is the gift that I got in the exchange, Sherry made it. Is it cool or what! It's a Candy Bouquet.  What a cute idea.

Here is a look at the back to see how she added all the different Candy. It is amazing that this even lasted long enough for a picture at my house, as soon as I walked into the door and went out of the room it was in, my Oldest son had one in his hand and was trying to get the candy off!! Gee's they can smell Candy!

Close up of the vase, yes it is all Stampin' Up!

Thanks for coming by
Shirley Pumpkin

Friday, December 16, 2011

Elementary Elegance Card for A La Card Monkey

Wow have you guys seen the Sale-a-Bration Catalog!! Love it! I was so happy when SU let everyone with a pre-order also get Sale-a-Bration. I got the free paper called Everyday Enchantment, I have already used it twice in the last few days. I made two cards today, same but different. lol

Oh Yeah Plus this stamp set was free!! Can't beat that! I love how these colors look together, SU did good!! I don't use the butterfly embosslet much, but for some reason they were calling my name. lol

That little pig in boots makes me laugh!! This is a great sketch for a quick card, not a lot of layers and yet simple and cute.
Just jump over to A La Card Monkey to check out the challenge.
We are going to be doing a lot of Blog Candy, so tell your friends to join the challenge!!

I just love the layered look with the butterflies.

This is the second card I made with less butterflies, and different ribbon color.

Stamp sets:
Elementary Elegance 7pc set Sale-a-braton Mini Catalog 2012
Ink and Paper Colors:
Pool Party, Peach Parfait, Vanilla
Sponge dauber, Curly Label punch,  Pearls reg and 8mm, Pool party ribbon, Peach parfait ribbon.
Designer Series Paper:
Everyday Enchantment Free in Sale-a-Bration Catalog
Big Shot:
Embossing folders Hounds tooth and Tim Holtz Steam punk, Butterfly embosslet.

Here is a sneak peek at Terry Su's Card, click the link to check it out.

Thanks for looking everyone!!