Thursday, October 29, 2015

CYCI#92 sketch

Hey all!!  Thought I would make a quick card for this weeks Can You Case It challenge.....

Love this sketch!!  And here is what I came up with.....
I found this adorable little snowman stamp when I was digging through my Christmas bins to start making goodies for upcoming craft fairs. I just love him, he is so cute!!  The base of my card is white, the next layer is from the All is Calm collection. The snowman is Uptown Rubber Stamps, and the sentiment is from the Endless Wishes set. The snowman is stamped on white and cut out using my NEW stitched dies from Gina Marie Designs......and they are fab!!

I also used the snowman on this little guy....

We had bought my mom a white birch tree for Mother's Day years ago, and it hasn't come back to life the last few years, so Titus cut some discs out of it for me, and I made my siblings and I some mementoes out of Mom's favorite tree.  My sister had tears in her eyes when I let her pick one out, explained what it was from, so I consider it a win!!  :)

Hope you like my card.
Thanks for dropping by!!
Make it a great day!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

SIP 20 - color challenge

Hello and welcome to challenge #20 at Stamp, Ink, Paper!!  Wow, we are up to #20 already, I can't believe we have been at this for 20 weeks!!
This week's challenge is a color challenge.....

I must admit, I do not use a lot of gold on cards, I usually just don't care for it.. That said, I kinda like how it turned out on my card.....it did add a little sparkle!!

I got a call from a friend requesting some birthday cards, and this was the first one she chose, so this card is gone before I even am getting my post written.  lol  I like when that happens!! I need to remind myself, it is not necessary for me to always love the cards I make!!  :)
My base is Chocolate Chip (shhhhh.......I don't have Early Espresso, don't tell the boss), the next layer is Blushing Bride. On the white layer I stamped images from Gorgeous Grunge in Choc Chip and Gold, and stamped the tiny flower from Butterfly Basics in Blushing Bride. The gold butterfly is also from Butterfly Basics, heat embossed in gold. The larger butterfly is Blushing Bride, using the die from the Butterflies Thinlits. Behind the butterflies is a little twine.
Hope you enjoyed my card, and also that you take a moment to enter this challenge!!  I would like to see what you do with your gold......maybe it will inspire me to use it more!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Make it a great day!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Planter - card in a box

Hello All!!

I was inspired by a card I saw made by Bronwyn Eastley that was entered in to a challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper.  This is my first attempt at it.  I will definitely do another, this idea is so cute!!

My planter is Crumb Cake paper, stamped with the Hardwood stamp in same color.  The flowers are Blushing Bride and Daffodil Delight, the leaves are Mint Macaron.

The four corner "posts" are 3 1/2" x 1", scored at 1/2"; the "side panels" are 2 pieces of cardstock measuring 2 1/2" x 6", scored at 3".  The inserts (3) for inside the planter are 2" x 4", scored at 1/2" from each end.

I also made a bird, to put into the flowers, but forgot to attach before I took pics, so you will have to use your imagination!!  lol

Make it a great day!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

SIP #19 Halloween Tic Tac Toe

Welcome to Tuesday..... and another challenge from Stamp, Ink, Paper!!  This week is a Halloween Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  Use any combo across, down or diagonally to come up with your card.

I couldn't decide what to do, so I ended up going a little crazy... lol.

First, I made the little tote.  This uses all the options along the top row....sequins, pumpkin and orange. My sister is visiting her Goddaughter over Halloween weekend, and I thought she can take this along as a treat for Taylor.

Next, I made the card with the little witch.  This card uses all the options down the right side of the tic tac toe board.  I bought the SU stamp "If the broom fits" and just love it, so had to come up with some new idea to use it on.  :)

Lastly, I made the ghost card. This uses all the options down the left side of the chart. I recently received these ghosts from a friend, and knew I had to put them to use. They are just so cute!! The sentiment is from "Six Sayings" by Stampin Up.

Hope you enjoy my creations and can find some time to join us this week at Stamp, Ink, Paper.  Happy Halloween!!!

Make it a great week!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Stampin Friends Halloween Blog Hop


Welcome to the Stampin Friends Halloween Blog Hop.  If you have arrived here from Tina's page, thank you for continuing on to me.  Isn't Tina fabulous??  I will admit I am big fan of her work!!  And she is a sweetheart as well.  :)

We have two guests hopping along with us this month, so please make sure you stop by the blogs of
Cindy Waldroff and Maria Willis
and enjoy their creations. 

The minute I saw this stamp in the holiday catty, I knew it had to be mine!!  It just makes me laugh.  :)  We do not get a lot of trick-or-treaters here in the woods, so I don't like to purchase candy, cuz then I will just eat it..... So, in keeping with the theme of the card, I thought I would create a broom.  I have also seen them made with licorice or candy filled cello bags, but I liked the pencil idea.  Also plan to offer my sister some to put on the desks of her fellow teachers.

The base of my card is Old Olive, the pattered paper is from We R Memory Keepers and is called Bewitched.  The next layer is some orange burlap sent to by the fabulous Andrea Tucker. The image is stamped in Baked Brown Sugar. I stamped a second image and cut out the sentiment to make a banner, and one broom, which I colored with Stampin Up markers. Both were attached to the card with dimentionals.  I made a little loopy bow with some twine, added a greenish button, and done!!

For the "broom", I cut a strip of dsp 2 1/2" by 12", scored it at 1/2" along the long edge, and cut strips up to the score line. I used sticky strip just above the score line to attach the dsp to the pencil, and finished it off with some twine.

I really like how this card turned out, and know I will be inking that stamp up a few more times before Halloween.

The wonderful Elizabeth Thatcher has come up with a fun game for this hop, so if you comment on each blog post along the hop, and then e-mail Elizabeth at happystamper508@gmail.com with a list of each hopper's favorite stamp set, you will be entered to win a $25 gift card good for Stampin Up products from Elizabeth.  You have until midnight on Sunday, the 18th to enter.  Good Luck!!

My favorite stamp set is..... "Lovely as a Tree". An oldie, but a goodie that I return to often.

Next up is Cindy Waldroff..... I am sure she has something wonderful waiting for you!!  Enjoy hopping along.

Make it a great day!!


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

SIP 18 Sketch

Hello to Tuesday and to you!!  Welcome to another challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper.  This week, we are working off a fun sketch......
This was the first of six, yes six, cards I made from this sketch......I couldn't seem to stop.  :)

My card base is Not Quite Navy, the embossed layer is Sahara Sand. The embossing folder I used is an old Cuttlebug folder, of which I don't know the name. The dsp circle is from the English Garden dsp,I sponged around the edge of the circle with Not Quite Navy Ink. The sentiment is from Crazy About You, the die cut "you" is from the Hello You Thinlits.  I finished it off with a few gold sequins.

Here are some of the others I created.....

Hope you like them.....and hope you will take some time to enter this fun challenge.
Make it a great day!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

SIP #17 Floral

Hello, and thanks for stopping by!!  Welcome to Stamp, Ink, Paper's 17th challenge. This week's theme is all things 'Floral'.

 I decided to drag out an old favorite, Regarding Dahlias.  This poor stamp has gotten A LOT of use...... I just love it.  Another fave is Bermuda Bay, so together, easy decision.

I stamped the image first on some scrap paper, fussy cut it, then used that image to mask off the first (corner) flower I stamped, then stamped the others beside it.  The sentiment is Crazy About You, and the die cut word is from the Hello You Thinlits.  Then I just added a little bling, and done!!  :)

I hope you enjoyed my card, and hope that you join this week's challenge......who doesn't like flowers, right??  :)

Make it a great day!!