July 30, 2008

GSGC11 How many??

Ready for another challenge??? I sure hope so!! I don't have my sample yet...but I will soon. My challenge to all of you is to use atleast three types of embellishments on your card or project. You can use as many of each kind, but there must be three kinds(for example-ribbon, brads, buttons or ribbons, brads, hardware...). Have fun and I hope you all are having a great week!! If you are reading this from convention...I hope you are having a BLAST!!!

July 16, 2008

GSGFS09 Meet Arin Burdo!!

This weeks Featured Swapper is Arin Burdo(arinstamps). Arin has an amazing galleryand her coloring is AWESOME!! Here is some more info on Arin!!
1. When did you become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?January 2006
2. What is your all time favorite stamp set?Hmmm..tough one. Wild Rose. Or Baroque Motifs. Or A Happy Hi. Or From the Garden. Or... OK, I'll stop.
3. What is your stamping style?Whatever the challenge calls for!
4. What is your favorite color combination?I'm a very seasonal stamper, so lately I've been reaching for real red or orange with black and white. I've also been using pomegranate with soft sky a lot.
5. When not stamping or scrapbooking what is your favorite past time?Hiking. DH and I just started working on the 46 Adirondack High Peaks. We'll be 46ers in another 15 years or so!
6. What is one embellishment you could not live without?Definitely ribbon. I've been using a lot of buttons lately too.
7. Do you stand or sit when you stamp?I try to make myself sit. I usually stand but it bothers my back.
8. If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?Greece.
9. What is your favorite kind of chocolate or candy?Dark Chocolate, which really I consider to be a vitamin. Seriously -- it says so on the back of my bag of Hershey's Dark Chocolate Squares. I try to remember to take at least two a day.
10. What is your favorite kind food?Crab.
11. Favorite Restaurant?The King's Inn -- a local fine dining spot. Great food but the best part is the salad. You get a list of salad ingredients and check which ones you want; then they make your salad to order. Is that cool or what?
12. What is your guilty pleasure?Iced Mocha Lattes. I've recently developed an appreciation for pedicures though. We'll have to see if that develops into a problem.
13. What is your favorite stamping tool that you could not do with out?Blender pen... is that a tool? If not, circle punches.
Optional questions...
14. Are you married?15 years
15. What is your husband's name?Steve
16. Do you have children?Yup -- 2 sets! (2 teens and 2 preschoolers)
17. What are the name(s)and ages of your child(ren)?Paul (15), Abigail (12), Analise (5) and Benjamin (2)
18. What do you do for a living?I get paid to stamp, but not enough to call it a living -- just enough to spend whatever I want on craft supplies without raising Steve's suspicions of my addiction.
19. Where are you located?In the Adirondack Mountains in upstate NY.
20. What does your husband do for a living?He is a technician for Verizon.
Here are three of Arin’s favorite cards.

So, if you wanna play along, just pick a card of Arin’s, change a few things and be sure to use the keyword GSGFS09 on SCS. Plus, post a link to your creation in the comments here so that we can all be sure to see it!! Here is the card that I chose!! I changed the stamp set, colors, and added brads. I also didn’t do the stitching and changed the ribbon. Thanks and have a great day!! Congrats Arin!!

July 6, 2008

GSGC11 You guessed it!!

Yep, it is another sketch!! Anyone who knows me knows that I love sketch challenges the most, so here is my challenge for this week. Anyone can play along with, just be sure to include the keywords GSGC11 in your keywords on Splitcoast and leave a link here so we can all go check out your work!! My sample was made with the Pick a Petal stampset and for the flower center I covered a clear button with some DCWV glitter paper. I added some glitter to the polka dots on the flower petals with my Sakura Stardust glitter pen. I added some polka dotted ribbon from Offray to the bottom and then some black gingham and white grosgrain to a spiral clip at the top. The brads are the circle rhinestone brads sold by SU.
That is it for me now!! I sure hope you decide to play along!! Thanks and have a great day!