Friday, October 30, 2009

ISS Blog Hop!

Hello All,

Hope you are having a nice, happy Friday! I can't thank God enough for the weekend being here already. Trust me, I need it.

Anyway today is ISS Blog Hop Friday and our theme of the month is Setting the Table. I've created a project (if that's what you want to call it) for this special occasion. We are releasing 2 new fall images...Pilgrims in fact check them out, they are on sale now!!!

I combined 2 projects into one. I created a Thanksgiving day table full of all the yummy trimmings.

I decided to use our Chicken/Turkey with potato's, casserole (which I turned into mac n cheese), a side dish and some scrumptious looking bread! I had the dardest time trying to scale this table down but that was as small as I could it. LOL...Oy Vey! You can't really make out the sentiment at the bottom of the table but it says You are cordially invited to a Thanksgiving Feast!

The second items I created to finish out the "theme" were these cute little table toppers. Our family has a tradition that we do each year. Everyone writes down a thought or prayer (and I mean everyone even the kids) and we place them in a basket. About 20 minutes before we begin to eat we sit down and each person pulls one out and reads it.

We began doing this after a family member passed away a few years ago. It has really brought our family closer together.

So I created little boxes this year that will hold our thoughts and prayers. I will just remove the flowers and fill them with our little slips of paper that everyone will write on. I also add a few scriptures too.

Totally makes our Thanksgiving a time to truly giving thanks. Not just for the food, but for those we love and care about as well. You should try it.

My family likes it because sometimes they don't know what to say and this way they can just read off the slip and then add to it if they want.

I appreciate you stopping by and taking our blogging tour. Next on your journey is Raquel

If you just joined us now, here is a line up of the rest of the DT team. Don't forget to check them out too. Then go to the ISS blog to vote and also enter a comment for a chance to win a Paper kit filled with Bo Bunny papers and ICandy brads, May Arts ribbon and Bazzill cardstock.


TFL, Nenane

Patterned paper - Making Memories and Cloud Nine Design
Cardstock - Neenah and DCWV
Swarvosky Crystals
Copic Markers
Images: Recipe, William and Virginia from InStyle Stamps

P.S. We are having a huge sale so make sure you stop by. Sale ends on November 2nd.

Monday, October 26, 2009

I know I know

I haven't posted in a while nor have I posted a Blog Candy. Please forgive me. I've been swamped with work, the website and finally finishing up the total move of the office. So I'm all done with that.

I now have to finish an order of 80 invites by Friday and I have done NOTHING. So as you can see procrastination is the culprit cause I keep putting it off. I will be posting a few more cards I've made but I still need to take a picture.

Also we are having Blog Hop at ISS. So please stay tuned for that. :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Happy Hump Day!

I am swamped with stuff to do and it's already almost 4:30 pm. I still have to go to the post office and ship lol.

Here is a quick card featuring a new image that will be released soon. Her name is Lorelei.

I love the way the background paper came out. I had to cut it into quilt blocks to have enough of it.

Recipe: Patterned Paper - Daisy Buckets, Inks- Copics, Ribbon- May Arts, Punches - Stampin Up!, Cardstock - Neenah.

See you tomorrow. I have another cute card to share. Although I think it is a little plain. :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sale...Sale..Sale...Halloween Sale...

InStyle Stamps is having a huge sale on all digital images and stamps making way for new stuff! There are even some new images in the store that will be showcased on the DT blogs shortly.

All digital images are $1.00. All stamps are $3.00. Yeah we are crazy. But isn’t that what Halloween is all about…being crazy and having fun?

Go now why supplies last. Once an item sells out…it sells out!

Winner and a card

Happy Tuesday!

Hope your day is wonderful today. I'm feeling a ton better and so I should be back to creating.

The winner for last weeks Blog Yumness is Margie C. :) Congratulations Margie. Please email me at vvillasenoratinstylestampsdotcom within 48 hours to claim your prize.

This is going to be a quick post...Here is our cute little Kissmas Monkey. Adorable right?

He is too cute for words I tell ya.

Recipe: Patterned and Cardstock papers- DCWV, Neenah, Ribbon-May Arts, Swavorski crystals, flock and Copic Markers. Image: Kissmas Monkey-InStyle Stamps.

I'm going to be having another blog candy shortly, stay tuned.

Blog Candy Yumness - CLOSED!!!!

Thanks for stopping by my little neck of the woods. I'm having another blog candy today. Who doesn't like blog candy? :) I know I do.

Tomorrow I will be announcing the winner from last week's Blog Candy give-away at around 12:00 pm. So come back to see if you were the lucky winner. You have plenty of time to enter still so you better hurry up. :)

I just finished Jana a cute little image now available at ISS. She is all decked out in her cold weather gear and stylin' of course. If I had eyes like that, I'm sure I'd look great any I wore too. But nope, I'm stuck with ordinary dark brown eyes. My best feature I think are my dimples. At least that's what I've been told.

Here is Jana, looking all warm! My hubby's favorite Christmas song is Baby It's Cold Outside. So I thought I'd make him a cute little card for his desk for this holiday season. He liked it so that counts for something right?

The funny thing about this image was I colored it before I decided on the paper I wanted to use. Luckily I had that patterned paper in my stash. I don't know the brand but I love it.

So on to the blog candy, I know you are all dying to see what it is. :)

And I bet you're thinking do I see Copics in there? Yes you do!!! Here's the full list of goodies:

*One (1) Creative Imaginations Epoxy Stickers (Christmas)
*One (1) Queen and Co Felt Fushion Self Adhesive
*One (1) Creating Keepsakes Epoxy Stickers (Christmas)
*One (1) Daisy D's Rub On (Christmas)
*One (1) Copic E53 (Ciao)
*One (1) Copic E33 (Ciao)
*One (1) Copic W5 (Ciao
*One (1) Copic W3 (Ciao)
*One (1) Copic Colorless Blender (sketch)
*One (1) Spica Glitter Pen Pink
*One (1) Spica Glitter Pen Gold
*One (1) Spica Glitter Pen Olive
*One (1) Spica Glitter Pen Red
*One (1) Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
*One (1) Essential Glue Pad
*One (1) Ribbon Grab Bag (over 7 yards of assorted 1 yard each ribbons)
*Five (5) Olive Brads
*Five (5) Peacock Blue Brads
*Five (5) Red Brads
*Five (5) Cream Brads
*Assorted Buttons
*Six (6) sheets (1 each) of Bo Bunny's Tis' The Season patterned paper

That is a lot of yumness right? So what do you have to do possibly win this sweet blog candy? Simply leave a post in the comment telling me your favorite Christmas Song by 6:00 pm October 19th and I will announce the winner on Tuesday, October 20th. Easy Peasy.

Recipe for the card:

Patterned paper - Stash, Cardstock- Neenah and Bazzill, Embossing- Cuttlebug, Ink Copics, Embellishments- Ribbon May Arts, Glitter, Punches, Stampin Up! Image- Jana-InStyle Stamps.

Stop by tomorrow for the winner of last's weeks candy...and GOOD LUCK!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Happy Thursday

Hope you are all having a happy Thursday. Life sure changes from one moment to the next doesn't it? And so quickly too.

Just a quick post to remind you of the sale going on over at ISS and a new card!

Meet scarf chick. She is a little like Jana although her hat and jacket are a little different.

Recipe: Patterned Paper- Stash, DCWV, Cardstock, Bazzill, Ribbon-May Arts, Ink- Copics, Punches, Stampin' Up!, Top note die- Big Shot.

See you soon!

TFL, Nenane

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Over The Hump Day Blog Candy Give-away!!!

Jump on over to ISS. We are having another blog candy giveaway and announcement of the winners for the previous months prize.

This month we have another recipe themed prize:

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas-

It includes:

*Lang Recipe Album
*100 (4 sets of 25) matching recipe cards
*Mini grocery list
*Three (3) snowman ornaments
*One (1) matching wine box

So how will you be able to possibly win this delicious candy? All you have to do is make a Christmas themed recipe card or list holder like ISS Dt members made. Check mine out below, I made a recipe card holder:

Go check it out and enter now!


Patterned paper - Bo Bunny Tis the Season, Cardstock - DCWV, Top Note Die-Big Shot, Inks - Copics, Embellishments - Offray Ribbon, Flock, American Crafts Brads. Recipe card template is by Mirkwood Designs, Image- Snowman Chick - InStyle Stamps

I'll be back tomorrow with another project made with a cute new image from ISS.

TFL, Nenane

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The winner and a Card

And the winner of the first blog candy posted here is drumroll please....YVETTE!!! Congratulations. Please send me your address to vvillasenor{at}instylestamps{.}com within 48 hours to claim your prize. Make sure you remove the {'s.:)

Guys don't forget to enter into our next blog candy located here

And onto a showcase card of one of our cute little winter images. His name is Sam! He is adorable.

I decided to make some Christmas cards this year featuring one of my own images. So on the tag there will be a family portrait of me, my hubby, my little sister, my mom and our doggies...all 4 of them lol. I'm hoping the picture comes out good. If not, then we will be using the same one from last year LOL.


Cardstock- Paper Company and Paper Accents, Inks- Copics, Memento Tuxedo, Color Box, Image- Sam, InStyle Stamps, Ribbon-Offray, Punches-Stampin Up!

Come back tomorrow to see a project created for another blog candy giveaway from ISS.

TFL, Nenane

Monday, October 12, 2009


So yesterday I know I was supposed to post this but trust me, I'm surprised I'm on here now. I had to do 3 invitation samples for a client and only got 2 done by 3 am. So that meant getting some sleep and then up and at em early this morning to finish up the 3rd design. The problem is all three are not in her price range I'm thinking and so she will probably have to go with a store bought invitation and not a custom one. I really hope not, but I out did myself and even came up with 2 fabric invite samples. Don't ask me how I did it but I did lol. The 3rd is a paper pieced lovely that will take me about 90 hours to assemble 100 of them and color them each so that is why I'm saying she probably can't afford them. Oh onto the real reason why you are here. Blog candy. Seeing that I started my own blog I thought I'd do a lot of blog candy give-aways because well to be honest, I have a lot of stuff that I won't be using so why let it keep sitting around on my shelves lookin' pretty? :)

So my first prize will be the Love to Cook blog candy. The artist is Dan Dipaolo. The company is Lang. If you've heard of Lang then you know their products are top notch and are top quality! What will you get?

(1) 7 pc Nested box set- Nested boxes are neat boxes that fit inside each other. They are all beautifully decorated and brightly colored. Gorgeous!

(1) Matching 4x6 recipe card box with 100 matching receipe cards sets. Do you love to cook? Then I'm sure you have a ton of recipes you need to probably get organized. Why not coordinate them with this cute set!

(1) Matching wine box.

(1) Matching Apron.

(1) 3 pc Nested basket set with fill-same concept as the boxes only these are cute baskets with handles.

(2) Cheese spreaders with cute decorative matching handles. The handles match the theme of the boxes. How cute is that?

(1) Covered Mini list- Can be used for notes or groceries your choice!

The retail value of this giveaway is $125.00.

Here's a picture:

How cute is that? The set is wonderful and it is brand new still in the packaging. So what do you have to do to win this lovely candy? Simply comment about your favorite recipe handed down to you from a loved one by 6 pm PST on October 12th. I will select my favorite comment and announce the winner on Tuesdsay October 13th. That's it. It's that simple.

What are you waiting for? Get to commenting! And don't forget to tell a friend.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Club Anime - Color Challenge

The Club Anime Color Challenge this month is Light Blue and Chocolate. I used one of the Club Anime Images for October, Bejan and Bloop. I paper pieced him and used my copics.

Club Anime has a lot of great images available. We will be releasing a new kit and 6 more images on the 16th of this month. And on the 10th of this month, September and October images will finally be available on the ISS website. :)

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Witcha Doin?

Just stopping by for a quick post. I made a card using our cute retro witch. I thought she came out cute!

She was very simple. I didn't use any patterned paper. Just my cuttlebug!


Cardstock - Bazzill, Paper Company, DCWV, Stamp - Retro Witch, InStyle Stamps, Markers- Copics, Inks - Stampin Up!, Ribbon - American Crafts, Embossing - Cuttlebug, Punches - Stampin Up!

Stay tuned for Saturday. We have our 2nd color challenge on Club Anime. :)

TFL, Nenane

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wednesday Challenge- Embossing

Hello All,

I hope your hump day is a pleasant one. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to enter the blog candy give-away below I'm having.

This Wednesday Challenge at InStyle Stamps is Embossing. All you have to do is add some sort of embossing to your project. :) Easy peasy.

For my project, I decided to make a card. I used one of our new Fairies in our Ava line. Her name is Kyla. Isn't she cute!

I've been practicing my coloring. Although my picture taking skills are not the greatest, they are improving. I like the color combo I'm using. :)

Please go and participate. This week's prize is a digi of your choice. And you will be having much more to choose from because we will be adding a lot of new images to the store shortly. :) And we will be having a really neat sale.


Patterned paper- My Mind's Eye, Cardstock - Neenah, Ink- Memento, Image- Kylah, InStyle Stamps, Ribbon - Offray, Punches - Stampin Up!, Embossing- Cuttle Bug, Embellishments - Crystals and Glitter.

TFL, Nenane

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Slight Delay

Happy Saturday all!

I hope you are all having a groovy Saturday. :) Never mind me. I'm in a totally good mood considering I'm swamped with stuff to do which leads me to why I'm even posting in the first place.

I'm going to be having a big huge blog candy give-a-way tomorrow. I was supposed to do it yesterday, but I got behind with the office move and getting organized. I just couldn't do it all. So I'm working non-stop now to get it all done by tomorrow because I have a lot to put a way. Trust me it's all good though. I found all kinds of great stuff I'm going to be giving away and so this blog is going to be blog candy give-a-way central lol.

So please stop by tomorrow for all the deets. You will not be disappointed. You will want to shout this from the roof tops. Ok maybe not actually risk your life by climbing up on your roof...but you will at least want to wave some ribbon around in celebration lol.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, October 2, 2009

Club Anime CAS2

Club Anime has a monthly Sketch going on. You get a whole month to create your project and you get a great prize.

Here is the sketch:

Here is my card: Not too thrilled with the skin coloring but I will get better. :)


Patterned paper: October Club Anime Kit featuring Bo Bunny Delilah papers, Cardstock: DCWV, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Copics, Punches and Inks: Stampin Up!, Brads: American Crafts, Embossing: Cuttlebug, Image: Sumajay-InStyle Club Anime Stamps.

If you are interested in participating, go sign up now!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

CTMH Solo Stamps for Sale and More!!!

Hey all,

I'm selling my solo's and other goodies to clear out my scrap room. I have them listed by New and Used Once. I've included the weight so you will know it if you wanted to check shipping. If you want me to check shipping, send me a email with your zip code and how you wanted it to ship and I will let you know.

I accept paypal. I am shipping from 90731.

You can check here for shipping rates:

New- Never used:Solo's $6.00 each

C - B1227 wt. 2 oz
E - B1229 wt. 2 oz
G - B1231 wt. 2 oz
F - B1230 wt. 2 oz
K - B1235 wt. 2 oz
L - B1236 wt. 2 oz
N - B1238 wt. 2 oz
O - B1239 wt. 3 oz
Q - B1241 wt. 2 oz
S - B1243 wt. 2 oz
U - B1245 wt. 2 oz
V - B1246 wt. 2 oz
W -B1247 wt. 2 oz
X - B1248 wt. 2 oz
Z - B1250 wt. 2 oz

Used Once - $5.00
A -B1225 wt. 2 oz
B - B1226 wt. 2 oz
D - B1228 wt. 2 oz
H - B1232 wt. 2 oz
I - B1233 wt. 2 oz
J - B1234 wt. 2 oz
M - B1237 wt. 2 oz
P - B1240 wt. 2 oz
R - B1242 wt. 2 oz
Y - B1249 wt. 2 oz

Misc - Used Once $5.00 each

With Love - D1284 wt. 3 oz

Misc - New Never used $6.00
Gorgeous Greetings - D1265 wt. 3 oz
Spot On Background - D1280 wt. 4 oz
June Word Puzzle - D1288 wt. 3 oz
Slumber Party - D1272 wt. 3 oz
Youth Heart - D1176 wt. 3 oz
Whimsical Wings -B1307 wt. 2 oz

I am also listing on SCS so first come first served.

TFL, Nenane