Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Queen of Everything ...

I'm definitely not talking about myself with that title ... I'm talking about my daughter.  I wanted to send her another fun card since she is getting ready for her finals.  She took anatomy this semester and she calls it the class that is like a clingy boyfriend ... you just can't shake it off.  It has really consumed her life, especially the social aspect of it if you ask her.  The good news, I think she will get an A out of the class.  I hope the card will at least put a smile on her face.

I had a great Thanksgiving holiday and enjoyed every minute of it.  I did not get any stamping done, other than working on my Christmas cards while watching the Auburn/Alabama game ... War Eagle!  I was busy out shopping and spending time with my family.  I missed getting inky fingers ... usually get withdrawals after a couple of days without a stamp in my hand. 

This is a quick and simple card...

Stamps:  Card Games, Game Night
Paper:  White, Concord Crush, Pink Passion, Tempting Turquoise
DSP:  Tempting Turquoise
Ink:  Pink Passion, Concord Crush
Accessories:  Cuttlebug hearts embossing folder, ribbon (non SU), Stickles, edge distresser (non SU), heart punch, corner rounder
All products are SU unless otherwise noted.

I hope you had a safe and fun Thanksgiving weekend.  Are there any other crazy shoppers out there who get up and out really early?  My hubby and daughter were hitting the pavement Friday morning by 3:30 a.m.  I was not quite that crazy ... I did online shopping at 4 a.m. and left the house at 6:30 a.m.

Have a great day,

Monday, November 22, 2010

Birthday Wishes

Finished my grocery shopping for Thanksgiving ... check!  The family will be together starting tomorrow afternoon ... check!  Getting my Christmas cards done on time ... check!  Yay, this is looking like a wonderful week for me.  I hope it is for you and your family too!

I have not been stamping as much lately (only Christmas cards) so have not been blogging too much.  There a few challenges I hope to participate in this week.  Today I wanted to show you a birthday card that I made and sent to some special people in my stamping community for their birthday.

Stamps:  Day of Gratitude, On Your Birthday
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze
DSP:  Baja Breeze
Ink:  Baja Breeze Soft Suede
Accessories:  Spellbinders circle and scallop dies, vanilla ribbon (non-SU), Stamp-a-ma-jig, Rhinestones
All products are SU unless otherwise noted.

I love the color Baja Breeze so much.  It has become one of my all time favorites!  It coordinates with so many other colors too.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I know we all have so much to be thankful for.  I'm very thankful for the wonderful people that I have met through stamping!

Happy Thanksgiving,

Thursday, November 18, 2010

PPA Challenge Thursday

It's time for another Pals Paper Arts Challenge ... fun, fun.  This week the inspiration is an element of style -- to use ribbon or fabric.  Another concept I'm really liking ... keep it clean and simple!  Below is the photo that will get your creative juices flowing.

My creative juices knew I didn't want to do anything with Christmas colors.  Don't get me wrong, I love those colors but I've been working all week on my Christmas cards.  My eyes needed to see some different shades or color.  I wanted something simple, fun and youthful.  With that being said, this is my card for this week's PPA challenge.

Stamps:  Pun Fun, Happy Together, Itty Bitties, Itty Bitty Bits
Paper:  White, Black, Pacific Point
Ink:  Black, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango
Accessories:  Non SU products--ribbon, brads,CB embossing folder, Prismacolor Markers, decorative scissors, Scor-Pal, SU Itty Bitty punch, ticket punch, dimensionals
All products are SU unless otherwise noted.
  • My brad would not lay correctly on the bottom corner and I kept messing with it only to ruin the corner so I just cut it off...yikes! 
  • I used my Scor-Pal to create the border at the bottom of my card.
  • I stamped the balloons once on the card and then again on scrap paper.  I cut out the balloons and adhered them to the card with dimensionals.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Paper Players Color Challenge

I really wanted to make a card last week for The Paper Players snowman challenge, but it was never accomplished.  I was working on my Christmas cards all week.  When I saw what their color challenge was today, I knew I had to make time to participate.  So I did just that this afternoon.  My hubby headed out-of-town on business and Michael was doing homework, so I came upstairs and created.

This is what got my inspiration swirling along with the sketch challenge (#306) at Splitcoast.

This is what my inky fingers created ...

Stamps:  Jolly Old St. Nick
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke
DSP:  Jolly Holly
Ink:  Staz-on black
Accessories:  Cuttlebug Spots & Dots embossing folder, eyelets (non-SU), Spellbinder circle dies, Prismacolor markers & pencils, White Signo pen, Crop-a-dile
All products are SU! unless otherwise noted.
  • I used my Signo pen to color in all the white parts ... it adds some texture too.
  • I did not want to add too many details to this card.  I wanted Santa to be my main focal point.
  • I apologize for the photograph not being the best.  I took the picture tonight and used artificial light.
Thanks for stopping by and I enjoy reading your comments.  If you have any questions, please e-mail me at pgiudici@comcast.net

Have a great day,


Thursday, November 11, 2010

PPA Featured Artist ... That's me today

Woohoo...I'm the featured artist again over at the Pals Paper Arts.  I hope you will join me, and the rest of the fabulous design team, with this weeks inspiration photo challenge.


When I showed my husband the inspiration picture and then my card, he said "Where is the food?"  The colors of the inspiration photo are what jumped out at me, so I ran with that and came up with this ...

Click on photo to enlarge
Stamps:  A Flower for All Seasons, Baroque Motifs
Paper:  Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, watercolor paper
DSP:  Rich Razzleberry
Ink:  Black, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:   Pearls, white ribbon, dimensionals, paint brush (non SU), Spellbinders square
All products are SU! unless otherwise noted.
  • The stamped image was water colored with re-inkers.
  • I used the sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You from the week of November 1st.
  • The smallest pearls were used to accent the middle of the poinsettia's.
It will be exciting to see what everyone else "sees" when looking at the challenge picture this week.  My hubby would have put a cake on his card. 

Thanks for stopping by and as always, I enjoy reading your comments.  If you ever have any questions about my card or products, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Thank you to all the veteran's (and active duty) for giving us the country that we have today ... freedom! 

Have a great day,


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A card for Muffy and Brody

One of the Pretty Pals, Ann Schach of The Stamping Schach, recently brought home two new boxer puppies ... Muffy and Brody.  When I made this card, Ann was only bringing home Muffy ... hence the pink.  It was later that I learned about Brody joining his sister. 

Stamps:  Ruff Day
Paper:  Pretty In Pink, Confetti Cream, Chocolate Chip
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  corner rounder, rhinestones, ribbon (non SU), Prismacolor markers
All products are SU! unless otherwise noted.
  • I tore two of the corners and inked them with chocolate chip ... you know how puppies chew.
  • Added the rhinestones to add some bling ... boxer puppies are special.
Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure and stop by tomorrow, I'm the featured artist over at the Pals Paper Arts.  Have a great day!


Thursday, November 4, 2010

PPA Color Challenge

It's Thursday so that means Pals Paper Arts challenge day!  This week the Design Team came up with a pretty color combo.

PPA 67 Celebrity Color Challenge Nov 4 2010
I made this card for my best friend who had to have shoulder surgery yesterday.  I know Leslie reads my blog, but I'm thinking (hoping) she is not up to checking her e-mail for a couple of days...at least until my card arrives.

Stamps:  Always in My Thoughs
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Poppy Parade
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories:  Stampabilities ovals, Cuttlebug embossing folder, oval punches, rhinestones, blender pen, dimensionals
All products are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Yesterday I watched a video on Stamp TV with Gina K.  The video showed how to make a card using a raised frame. Looked like a fun technique so I had to try it.   I'm hoping from the picture below, that you can actually see what I'm describing as a raised frame.

This turned out to be fun and I'm sure I will make another card with a raised frame.  If you have any questions about Stampin' Up products or my cards, please don't hesitate to e-mail me. 

Thanks for stopping by and I always enjoy reading your comments.  Have a great day! 


Monday, November 1, 2010

MOJO Monday ...

This is a first in a while, getting the MOJO challenge done on the Monday it was posted...woohoo!  When I looked at the sketch, I knew I wanted to use my Aviary stamp set.  This is a great set!

I love the simplicity of this sketch.  It was easy and fun to work with. 

I did change the rectangle at the top a bit to fit my card better.  Ok, I forgot and cut my white panel too short so I improvised.  What do you think ... does it still work?  Here is my take on the sketch ...

Stamps:  Aviary, Itty Bitty Bits 
Paper:  Concord Crush, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, White
DSP:  Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Concord Crush, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories:  SU border punch and Itty Bitty punch, SU chocolate chip marker, brad, ribbon
All products are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!