Friday, February 29, 2008

Fun Bright Card

I really like how this one turned out! It is a loose interpretation of a sketch that I saw on Splitcoast, but don't remember who posted it (sorry). I actually made this Wednesday night but my camera was not cooperating until this morning. I really wanted to get to some of the challenges this week, but we've been pretty busy. Tuesday night Mariah and I went to a local high school to hear Marion Blumenthal Lazan speak about her Holocost story. It was so very touching. She wrote a book called "Four Perfect Pebbles", which tells of how she tried to cope with what was happening to her. We bought her book and she signed it, but I have not had a chance to read it yet. She does have a website if you would like to learn more about her. It is Wednesday was 2nd grade homework crazy night and last night we went to Mariah's chorus concert. All of the groups sounded so good. One of the groups is called Golden Blues and they dance and sing and really put on a great show! So, as you can see, our week has been busy!
So anyway, here are the card ingredients:
Paper: Green Galore, Pink Passion, Only Orange, retired SU! DP (help me out here, I can't remember the name of that one!)
Ink: Basic Black, SU! markers
Stamps: Time Well Spent, retired SU! Warm Wishes
Accessories: yummy May Arts ribbon, corner punch, Round Tab Punch

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope ya'll have a terrific weekend! I am going to try some of the challenges, so I'll post them asap!!!

Monday, February 25, 2008


This week's Featured Stamper on Splitcoast is Mary Jo Albright. What a great gallery she has! I had a hard time choosing the card I wanted to CASE and then it took me forever! I loved this card immediately, so it's the one. I changed it just slightly. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder on the Purely Pomegranite piece instead of stamping like she did, I did not have the cool little center she used for the big flower and I also added a sentiment. I did not have enough room to add the second piece of ribbon. I loved how that ribbon looked, and I only had orange, so that's what I used. I love this card! Too bad it took me so long to make, lol!

Paper- Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranite, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
Ink- Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranite, More Mustard, Only Orange, Chocolate Chip
Stamp sets- True Friend, Warm Words
Accessories- vintage brads, May Arts ribbon, white gel pen, Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls embossing folder

Saturday, February 23, 2008

CC#154 and WSC#36

This was the color challenge on SCS and the Weekend Sketch Challenge on Beate's blog so I combined the two. These colors are Orchid Opulence, Certainly Celery and Pumpkin Pie and are right up my alley... bright, cheery and unexpected! Last night I was tinkering around with Shrinky Dinks and made the little charm by stamping the butterfly from Time Well Spent stamp set and colored with Sakuta Glitter pens. I really like how it turned out! Well, this afternoon when I decided to do the color challenge, I was so happy I had made the butterfly orange. I'm going to play around again tomorrow and make some more "charms" out of Shrinky Dinks.

Card ingredients:
Paper- Certainly Celery, Orchid Opulence, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery Design Prints, Whisper White
Ink- Orchid Opulence, Pumpkin Pie
Stamp Sets- Office Accoutrement, Time Well Spent
Accessories- Fire Brad, White Gel Pen, orange cord, silver thread, Shrinky Dinks, Cuttlebug Devine Swirls embossing folder

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Mojo Monday Week #25

This is for a sketch challenge over at Julee's blog found here.
This was a challenge because I knew I wanted to use the Ginger Blossoms paper (I had scraps on my desk) but the only coordinating color I have to go with it is River Rock and I'm out of Chocolate Chip which goes well with it, so I had to really think long and hard and play around until I got it almost just right. There was going to be a square piece behind the flower but it would not fit because I made the background strip too tall and had already adhered it to the card base with permanent tape! Oh well! And then I noticed that the brads would look funny where they were supposed to be in the sketch, so I put them on the right side instead. I think that I tend to over think these things! Anyway, it was a fun sketch and maybe I'll try it again later this week.

Card ingredients:
Stamps- Time Well Spent, Warmest Regards (retired)
Paper- River Rock, Very Vanilla, Ginger Blossoms DP
Ink- Black Stazon, SU! markers
Accessories- brads

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Greetings from Mars Hill

I'm here visiting Amber this weekend and we have been having a lot of fun! We drove into downtown Asheville today where they have the most awesome little shops. Mariah took pictures of some really cute artsy things that we saw. She wants to make something with mosaics as soon as we get back home. There were also these really great suncatchers made from small round mirrors hanging from fishing line. They were so simple but so neat. The place we went to used to be an old dime store like space that they made into an art consignment shop. It is so cool. I really wish that I had the money to start something like that in Lexington. We have some really great artists in my area and I think that this sort of shop would be wonderful in my community. So anyway, we purchased some cute things today. Then the girls wanted to go to Walmart, and so we headed to where we thought Walmart was and got totally lost. We finally found a K-Mart, did a little shopping and then came back to campus. Right now the kids are watching some crappy scary movie they rented. My girls love gore movies and I hate them, haven't liked them since I saw Jaws when I was a kid. Well, this movie they are watching is getting very intense and they are talking about turning it off! This is so funny, because they love these kind of movies! Well, I'm gonna get off of here. They want pizza, so guess who gets to go get it. I'll be heading home tomorrow and I really want to try Beatte's Weekend Sketch Challenge, so I may post tomorrow night.
Until then, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I did it!!!

Thanks for all of your comments! I could not get the words out of my head today, so I took that as a sign and thought WHY NOT?!!! So, here it is! My new blog name. I'm going to keep the address the same because it's on all my business cards. I may eventually change it, but for now it will stay the same. We had a MOMS meeting tonight and I told our "leader" about it and of course she thinks I'm crazy, but she already knew that, so that should not be a shock, lol. I know I'm crazy and that's ok. I gotta have something in my life that makes me laugh or atleast smile and Pickled Tink does that! It's just a quirky saying and I get tongue tied like that all the time, so it sorta suits me I think. Anyway, thanks for all the sweet comments and the encouragement! Ya'll ROCK!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Name Change?

So I'm thinking of changing the name of my blog. I heard this on the news last night and it sounds just like something I would say! This couple are really into geneology and there is a company that can take your DNA sample and tell you what Continent your ancestors were from. How cool is that?! Anyway, the man found out that his ancestors were from Russia and he was so excited because he had not been able to trace his family tree back that far yet. He said, "I'm so excited that I'm pickled tink!". PICKLED TINK!!! How funny is that?! I get tongue tied and say silly things like that all the time. So, I was thinking about changing my blog name to "Pickled Tink". Whataya think? When I decided to start this blog, I was looking for a catchy name, but everything I could come up with was either taken or sounded really stupid. Lorrietori is my SCS name and has been a nickname since I was in high school, so that's were that came from and my blog is mostly about stamping so that's where that came from and the "spot" thing came from the URL thingy, blogspot. So would it be dumb to change my blog name? I ask because I tend to do stupid things unless I get advice from as many people as possible! Silly, I know, but I usually second guess myself with these kinda things. So tell me what you think! It may be worth a little blog candy.

Sunday, February 10, 2008


This week's Featured Stamper over at SCS is Sarah Green and what a wonderful gallery she has! This is the card I cased. I love her card, it's bright and cheerful! I don't have a train image, so I used the car from Loads of Love instead. I changed the color scheme up a little bit, but kept the layout and even used the same embossed folder ("Traffic Jam") as hers. I did leave the corner punched pieces off. (Note to self, "order that punch!")I finally bought a CuddleBug yesterday!! I have a Sizzix (the really old one) and was going to try the embossing folders in it, but someone said that it was much easier to you the Sizzix dies in the CuddleBug, so I decided what the heck! And I had a 40% off coupon! So, I'm really lovin' it and can't wait to play with it some more! For my card, I used SU! DP from the Simply Scrappin' Kit called "Creative License" and took my colors from that. The top embossed piece is Pumpkin Pie, The bottom piece is the DP, the middle piece is Not Quite Navy and Garden Gate with a piece of ribbon (not sure of brand). Go check out Sarah's gallery, it's awesome!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Faux Linen

After seeing Jenny (one of my SU! sidelines) card using the faux linen technique, I knew I had to try it! In case you don't know how to do the faux linen technique, I'll try to explain. Stamp images on a piece of tissue paper (I used white), crumple it up, straighten it out again, but leave some of the creases in it. Using a glue stick, spread glue all over a piece of white paper (for this piece, I used Very Vanilla) and adhere the tissue paper, making sure that you don't rip it. There will be small bumps and creases, but that's what you're going for. This makes great texture! My faux linen piece is stamped with the flowers from Bud Basics in Really Rust and then the outline portion of the flower in Chocolate Chip and mounted it on Chocolate Chip cs. I also stamped a separate flower, cut out and mounted with dimensionals. The tag is stamped from Warmest Regards in Chocolate Chip and mounted on Sage Shadow. I wrapped some fibers that I got from Simone last year. Thanks Simone!! The card base is Really Rust with layers of Sage Shadow and a piece of SU! Outlaw DP. I love how this turned out!

Until next time ya'll! Hugs and Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


My computer problem is still not corrected, so I had to come out to the office and use Dan's computer. I gave up on mine until we can get all the files transferred from the old hard drive to the new. I'll just use his until it's all straightened out so atleast I can keep a little of my sanity. Between the computer and kids and work and that darn ex-husband of mine, well, let's just say, I'm glad I don't own a gun! So, enough babling about the stupid stuff, here's the card that I did for this week's Featured Stamper on Splitcoast. Her name is Renee(prchvs on SCS). Here is her SCS gallery. and this is the card I CASED. I changed the colors and the stamp set, but kept the layout because I LOVED the layout! I used Chocolate Chip for the card base, and layers of Regal Rose, Sahara Sand and retired SU! Rebecca DP. The images are from Loving Hearts (pretty sure it's retired), stamped on Whisper White and punched out with the Small Tag Punch and layered on Regal Rose Large Tag Punched pieces. I punched a word window in the Sahara Sand and hand wrote "bunches" and tied some pink organdy ribbon to each side. Added some faux stitching and some doodling and it's done!! I think that this will be Dan's Valentine's Day card. I haven't made a bunch of V Day cards, but the couple of others that I have made will go to Amber and Mariah. Amber, I hope you're not reading this!

I will be back soon to share some other goodies with you!

See ya'll later!
Hugs and Happy Stampin'!

Monday, February 4, 2008

My stinkin' computer....

froze up on me and would not let me upload pics this whole past week. I'm not sure what happened, just one thing after another screwed up and so, Dan installed a new hard drive, but all my pics are on the other one. Hopefully, he can transfer them tomorrow and I can upload the stuff I've been working on. I'm really computer illiterate, so it's all up to him to fix it, haha. In the meantime, please don't give up on me!!!! I'm hoping to have everything resolved tomorrow. I have to fight a teenager and an 8 year old to even get on the computer, and then when it's finally my turn, it's all screwed up! Makes me want to get a lap top and dare anyone else to touch it!