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Honey Do List – SUO Challenge 5

I finally got a chance to get to my stamping area and it’s all clean!  It’s not clean because I wanted it to be, but rather because a flood in an upstairs bathroom required the cleaning of things in the basement as well.  You see, I had planned on spending the morning before Trick-or-Treating stamping.  Instead Evan came into our room at 7:40 in the morning on Sunday announcing that something was wrong with the bathroom because when he went in there his foot got wet.  That made Roger jump out of bed to see what was going on in the bathroom and made me jump out because I knew that if the bathroom floor was soaking it would most likely be dripping from the ceiling in the basement.  So we not only had to buy a new wax ring for the toilet and have it fixed, but we also had to clean up the basement from all of the water dripping down through the floor along the plumbing.  At least it was all clean water!

So yesterday after spending All Souls day in church with Evan and attending his Kids 4 Jesus assembly I got to work on the 5th SUO Challenge.  The challenge this time is Punch Art and mine was highly inspired by Diana Gibbs.  I followed her bee tutorial but I changed mine up to add some pretty eyelashes to the bee instead of antennae.  I figured if I was going to create a “Honey Do List” that my bee would have to be flirty with her honey.  There is a notebook inside of the little wish list book I created.  I hope you have a chance to play along with us this time.  There are a LOT of neat ideas for Punch art.  I have an entire folder in my google reader dedicated to it.  If you need more inspiration I did find links at Paper Punch Addiction that may help you out.

Today is Tuesday so it’s my library day at Colin’s school.  I hope you have a great day!  I know I’m going to be happy to have all of the political phone calls come to an end.  My husband and I both voted early, but they don’t let the automatic callers know that.  I’ve now made it a point to only vote for people who don’t call me at home so that meant no voting for Republicans or Democrats.  All of mine went to Libertarians or Green Party candidates this time because they didn’t waste my time calling me at home or cut down a million trees sending me flyers that end up right in the recycling bin.

Merry Christmas Kid – SUO Challenge 4

ETA: I downloaded a trial version of the software I was using so I uploaded a new larger photo. Yesterday as I was trying to edit my photos  for this week’s blog posts the computer crashed and I lost my registration for my photo editing software.  Roger is going to try to get it all up and working again for me.  I had purchased the 2 years of free downloads instead of buying the boxed software.  That was 5 years ago and now I can’t get another registration key without buying the newest version out there.  I do have GIMP on the computer but I’m not very proficient with it.  I think you can click on the image to see a larger version.

This is the 4th SUO Challenge.  You can find all of the information here along with the Top 3 from Challenge 3.  This challenge is to use the new Waffle Paper, Fabric or if you don’t have any make a project with a fun ribbon treatment.  I was lucky enough to get some waffle paper from a fellow DT member.  Thanks Deb!  She sent me some Silver and Gold waffle paper and I used the silver to make the ruffle at the bottom of my card.  I used one of Jen’s Sketch for You to Try sketches from the beginning of the month.

The base is Old Olive and the edges were sponged with Old Olive ink.  I then layered Cherry Cobbler with Newsprint dsp that I had sponged with Crumb Cake ink along the edges.  I then stamped the All Holidays sentiment across the Old Olive strip in Old Olive ink and then added the paper piercing.  I pleated the silver Waffle paper to make the ruffled edge and then attached a strip of Cherry Cobbler to the back.  The main image panel is Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake.  I used Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip and Always Artichoke to watercolor it in with an AquaPainter.  The Whisper White was sponged and I used a Blender Pen to paint it on.  I added a Neutrals brad with natural hemp twine to finish it all off.

Today I am off to volunteer in the school library again.  It’s hopefully going to quiet down here again soon.  We had another Aussie for a night before I could finish his transport north.  Cookie is going to be adopted on Thursday and it will be just the 4 of us, Bandit and the 2 cats.  I’m hoping that will give me more time to stamp.

The Case of Do What I Say . . . – SUO Challenge

and NOT What I Do!  Today I was supposed to have a SUO Challenge 3 project to show you.  However, do to a mistake on my part I messed up and I don’t have an actual sample to show you.  I initially had it in my head that it was a Halloween Challenge, and it was, but it was to use a Halloween set from the Holiday Mini catalog.  Then to include those that may not celebrate Halloween it was opened up to any set from the Holiday Mini catalog.  I just had in my head to make a Halloween card, so I pulled out my favorite Greeting Card Kid and Wicked Fun specialty paper and got started.  I used the Fall to Layout 109.

I hope you have a chance to participate with us!  Remember this challenge is to use ANY stamp set from the Holiday Mini catalog.  I’d have made a new sample, however, I am one step behind as I was planning my Holiday Mini catalog order for this week so I don’t yet own any of the products.

Today is a BIG day!  Our brand new Mohawk SmartStrand carpet is being installed in the great room and hallway to the boys rooms.  We knew our builder grade carpet was in bad shape, but as soon as the room was empty we realized just how ugly it really was.  We can see the paths we followed everyday for the last 6 1/2 years.  So last night I spent time barricaded in my bedroom with the dogs.  I’ll post a photo soon of how I puzzled 2 couches, 2 buffet cabinets, an upright piano, a 200+ lb TV and a Lazy-boy recliner into my dinette area.  It was jammed packed, hence why I was barricaded.  We gave the boys strict orders to yell for us if they needed anything in the middle of the night and told them that under no circumstance were they to walk in the furniture filled area.

Have a great Tuesday!  While the installers are here I’m going to stamp!  There isn’t much else I can do inside of the house while they are here anyway.

Wicked Quilt – SUO Challenge 2

Are you ready for another SUO Challenge?  I know I am and this is a fun one!  The challenge was to use your Big Shot.  I love my Big Shot and I use it a lot.  For this card I used it to die cut the Top Note quilt and to emboss the Old Olive layer with the Lattice Embossing Folder.

This card is super simple and easy to make, but it certainly doesn’t look like it.  Start by cutting a Cajun Craze card base and then applying Whisper White craft ink around the edges with a sponge dauber.  I then stamped my bat image from Wicked Cool in Basic Black classic ink and then quickly doused it with Crystal Clear embossing powder.  Melt that with your heat tool and set the card base aside.  I then cut a 4 X 5 inch piece of scrap card stock.  Use your 1 1/4″ square punch and adhere different patterned papers to it.  In this case I used Wicked Fun Specialty Designer Series Paper.  After my squares were all adhered I simply cut out the Top Note die using the Big Shot.  I ran a strip of Sticky Strip across and then pleated my Pumpkin Pie Taffeta ribbon.  Now stamp your sentiment in Cajun Craze ink and punch it out with the Curly Label punch.  I used Shimmery White card stock for mine.  Then before you put your Big Shot away run a piece of Old Olive card stock through with the Lattice embossing folder.  Attach it to your card base and then add the quilt using dimensionals.

I love how this card turned out.  It looks like I spent a lot of time making it and it looks complicated, but in all reality it was super simple to make.  Make sure to join in the fun and play along with our SUO Challenge.  It is for customers and demonstrators alike who love Stampin’ Up! product and would like to make a project using Stampin’ Up! Only products.

SUO Challenge 1 – Woodland Friendship

Today is the official opening of the SUO Challenges.  I hope you have a chance to play along with us!  You can find the challenge here.   To go with the fall theme I pulled out my Woodland Walk designer series paper since it has nice earthy colors and patterns.  I paired it up with Season of Friendship and the Two Step Owl Punch for this fun fall card.  The leaves are stamped in Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and More Mustard.  Each time I stamped the leaves 3 times before re-inking the stamp to get a variety of shades and colors.  The owl sits nicely on his fall colored branch and sports a half pearl in the center of his chest.

I’m lucky to have anything to share with you after our experience yesterday.  On Sunday we had an impromptu block party to get rid of the extra hamburgers and hot dogs that were left over from the party last month.  I quickly baked some dessert and we headed down with the kids.  All of the kids were playing on their scooters and bikes and just having fun.  Evan wanted to go home to use the restroom so he ran down on his bike and Roger was following closely behind.  When he got to our driveway he said Evan was all worked up and crying because Colin closed him out of the garage.  What he didn’t tell us was that he fell over on his bike.  He continued to play and we were out well past dark roasting marshmallows and just talking with the neighbors.  When we got home to go to bed Evan was crying and said his elbow hurt.  He wouldn’t let me touch it, but it didn’t look scraped or bruised or swollen.  Yesterday he got up and watched cartoons, ate breakfast and just went about the day as normal.  We were going to run a few errands so we started to get the kids dressed and I heard the most awful screaming coming from Evan’s room.  Roger took off his shirt and Evan was yelling that he didn’t do it the right way.  That’s when we found out that his elbow didn’t bend.  It wasn’t bruised, but it was slightly swollen.  I called the pediatrician to find out if they were open and when they weren’t I took him to the ER.  He has a fractured elbow and is in a temporary splint and sling until we can get him into the orthopedic practice here.  We made an appointment for tomorrow afternoon. Please cross your fingers that the fracture isn’t bad and that it heals quickly.  The poor kid can’t do anything he likes to do.  At least with the splint on he isn’t in pain anymore.  I felt so bad for him while they were splinting him up because you could really see in his face how much pain he was in.

With all of the things he can’t do my time is more limited this week.  I’m sure you all understand.

All Supplies are Stampin’ Up!
Stamps: Season of Friendship
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Woodland Walk dsp, Garden Green, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Natural Hemp Twine, Neutrals button, Two Step Owl punch, dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen, Half Pearl