Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Belated Turkey Day!!

Wow! It really has been a while. It feels like these past two weeks have been a whirlwind. I am officially half way through my law school apps!! The scary thing is I only have two more weeks of my entire undergraduate career. Don't feel too sorry for me though, because I am so excited to move on to this next phase of my life.

I made today's project for my dining room table for Thanksgiving. It was super fun and easy to make. The turkey is from High Hopes Stamps. The sentiment is from Stampin Up. I colored the turkey with Twinkling H20s (super fun, if you've never tried). Easy Peasy!

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Here's The Scoop

"How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?"

I absolutely love this quote from Dr. Seuss. It just seems to capture my life right now. I really am sorry that I don't update daily like I used to. But, between applying to Law School and trying to spend my last months in Gainesville with my friends, I just can't. I LOVE this blog and I so enjoy posting, so I hope you all understand that 3-4 times a week is still a large contribution of my time. I really do appreciate all the comments and subscriptions. Every time I get a subscription notice or a comment it brings a smile to my face. You all are just SO awesome!

Ok...back to today's card...

Masking is one of my favorite technique. It can add so much to a card. For the main image on this card I masked off the coffee cup in order to put the two girls enjoying coffee. I colored the mug with B00. The girls are colored with YR31, R29, RV27, V01, R20, BG04, YR11 and E00. The main base is Rose Red. The next piece up is apricot stamped in its adjoining ink with a Hot Potato stamp. The next layer is Taken with Teal with a random piece of cardstock on top of it.

Happy Stamping!
Elyssa Blair

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Little Paper Shop Challenge

Sorry I've been a bad blogger!!!! Life just sometimes gets crazy (good crazy, but crazy).

This month it was my turn to challenge the Little Paper Shop Design Team. I challenged them all to utilize at least 2 LPS sets, color something and use some sort of sparkle. I used FOUR sets, Flourished Dove (the word peace), Little One (the guitar on the right), Peace (the peace signs), and Rock Star(the guitar on the left). My color scheme was More Mustard, Old Olive, Rose Red and Taken with Teal. For my bit of coloring I tye-dyed (with copics) the guitar on the left.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

You're Better Than Ice Cream...

I made this particular card today for the MFT Guest Designer Challenge (MFGD12). The challenge asked participants to use watercoloring. This was actually quite the challenge for me since I am a not a super star when it comes to watercolors. But, I decided to play anyway using SU re-inkers. I believe I used Pumpkin Pie, Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive, Soft Sky, Always Artichoke, Taken with Teal and Violet.

To add some sparkle I utilized some Adirondack Acrylic paint for the carpet and the ice cream. If you have never played with them, you really must try them. I think they cost like 3$ per color and you get a whole lot of it.

I really had a lot of fun with this challenge!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Enabler Alert!!!

Little Paper Shop is having 15% OFF THE WHOLE STORE!!! This Saturday ONLY!

If you are like me in that this economic crisis is seriously impending your stamping supply (any one looking for a DT member? Will work for stamps? LOL) this is a great opportunity to stock up on some AWESOME stamps!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Happy Birthday Hanna!

This card was made with a combination of stamp sets. I used Brocade Blue for the base and stamped it in versamark with the Little Paper Shop Flourished Dove. The next layer is a piece of white cardstock from Georgia Pacific stamped with more stamps from Flourished Dove in Brocade Blue and Rose Red. Next we have lovely Hanna from the set Kiss the Cook. The rest is self-explanatory :)

It's beginning to feel like winter! That cool breeze is turning frosty. I just can't believe the year is almost over.

Hope you're having a great November!!!


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Blog Candy Winner!!!

Sorry I've been MIA this weekend. I actually went to Puerto Rico to visit my grandparents! I had a such a ball traveling all over the island where adventures seemed to abound. From our trip to the rainforest, El Yunque, where I got stung by a bee (of course) to Old San Juan where my grandmother and I participated in a puertorican policial rally. This tiny island is VERY politically active. There were rallies everywhere! They only have elections every four years and when they do, they do it in style! Today everything will be closed for Election Day.

Ok, enough about my trip....on to the good stuff!

And the winner of the Little Paper Shop set {Christmas Wishes} is ...

Blogger Genevieve said...

You're on there! Great blog. Love the UTEE charm. Your bubbie will too.

October 23, 2008 4:23 PM

Her blog, Another Creative Outlet is just so wonderful!
Genevieve when you get this please email me your shipping info!

Thanks to everyone for playing and remember to get out there and V-O-T-E!