Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Love you

Hi everyone! I'm currently up in the frozen 49th state on business but uploaded a card to my work computer so that I could post while I'm away.

Be forewarned it is not the best picture! 

I was in a hurry to get a picture taken and what not before I left, so it's a bit crooked and dark. pfft!

OK, here are the details.

Sentiment stamp is from Papertrey, Ink. The heart, tag and stitched rectangle are from Simon Says Stamp. Black and white polka dot designer paper is from Recollections.

I placed the heart inside the tag and cut it out at the same time, creating the heart cut out. Then I cut out a red heart and inserted it. Added some red satin ribbon and called it good.

Don't you just love red, black and white together! I'm going to give this one to my DH, just because!

Thanks for stopping by!


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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Vellum thank you

Hi everyone! Here is my take on the Addicted to CAS challenge using vellum.

The embossing folder is from Darice that I just picked up at Ben Franklin's. Yellow chalk is added to the center of the flowers to make it pop more. This is cut down to 4 x 5.25 so that I could fit it onto a normal A2 card base.

The vellum is cut using one of the tag dies from Papertrey, Ink. The sentiment comes from Wplus9 and it is heat embossed using clear embossing powder over Versafine black ink.

Added the yellow tag topper, some skinny black satin ribbon and two black pearls (to hide the adhesive) and we're done!

Pretty quick, clean and simple thank you card!

Thanks for stopping in!
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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Toadally unexpected

Hi everyone! The theme over at Less is More this week is "little creatures" and here is what I came up with!

The frog stamp is a very old one from the former Angel Company.

I stamped it in colorbox Gum Drop Green from MFT. Used the round stitched die from Lil' Inkers to cut it out and then backed it with a layer of green from Bazzill.

The cattail is also in the pond life set from TAC and I used markers and the huff method to stamp one in the corner and on the inside.

The sentiment is from There She Goes, which is also no longer in business.

Kept this clean and simple since it's going to a male co-worker.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Start with coffee

Hi everyone! Here is my take on this weeks Freshly Made Sketch. I turned it sideways to accommodate a new die set I just got.

The picture is a little crooked, so tilt your head to the left a bit for a straight on look at this! =)

Coffee cup die and sentiment is from My Favorite Things. The stitched star came from SSS and the stitched scalloped die is from pretty pink posh.

Black, white and kraft cardstock and the polka dot designer paper is from Papertrey, Ink.

I added some black cording between the dp and the scallped border to add some interest.

I used a lot of foam tape on this. The cup was popped up first, then I added thicker foam mini squares to the lid. I finally added a bit to the star so that it would stick out a bit.

Ok, that's it for today! Thanks for stopping by!





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Monday, October 13, 2014

Christmas goodie bag

Hi everyone! I liked the challenge over at The Friday Mashup and decided to play along!

I created the tag using an old Life Style Crafts (Quickutz) tag die. The fir branch is from Great Impressions, which is stamped in green and then I added the sentiment from Stampendous. I've had that fir branch stamp forever and you should see how stained the wood is.

I layered the tag with pine green and scarlet jewel cardstock from PTI.

The treat box is made using the envelope punch board from We R Memory Keepers. I used a piece of 12 x 12 paper in kraft and then added the bow to tie it off.

Also entering this into the Tag You're It challenge #8.

Have a great week!

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

One layer card with 2

Hi all! It's one layer time over at Less is More and they are looking for two! I'll admit this had me stumped for a bit, so I started digging through my stamps. Here is what I came up with.


This is a very old stamp from the former Angel Company. I inked it up in Versafine, heat embossed it with clear and the colored it with Copic Markers. I did add a bit of texture to the snowman couple using some rubbing alcohol and a paper towel. I wanted their clothes to look like there was snow on them. The card base is rustic white from Papertrey, Ink.

I had some how crunched up one of the corners and took care of that by using the corner rounder.  I know the photo is a little dark. We were having some severe weather when I was taking the picture. Turned out we had a tornado touch down briefly about 20 miles away. Here in Washington that doesn't happen, I think this is like the second I've heard about in all my years. It was sort of exciting.

Adding this into the anything goes challenge over at Addicted to Stamps.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Mojo Blue Birthday

Hi everyone. I decided to give this weeks Mojo Monday 366 sketch a whirl. Here's what I did with it.

Stamps are from Verve. I initially used a light blue ink to stamp the bluebells, however they really didn't show up like I wanted. Ended up taking a darker blue prismacolor pencil to add some highlights.


Designer paper is from Michael's Reflection line.

Off to see what else I can create! Thanks for stopping in.



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Friday, October 10, 2014

Birthday wishes

Hi everyone! Whew! What a week and I'm so glad it's Friday!  Here is my take on several challenges today!

I started off with this weeks Freshly Made sketch.

Simon Says Stamps Wednesday challenge is to use watercolors. I got out my cheap set of watercolor paints and a paint brush and started adding some color to a piece of watercolor paper. The colors I chose to use came from this weeks Fusion challenge. See photo below.

The daisy is from Memory box and I added the candy enamel dots from Studio Calico to the centers. Sentiment is from PTI.

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by.



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Monday, October 6, 2014

Enjoy the small moments

Hi everyone! Here is my take on the color challenge of Autumn's Bounty over at Less is More.

Sentiment is from Mama Elephant. Stitched rectangle dies are from Lil' Inker Designs.

For the leaf - I used the die from PTI that goes with the leaf prints stamp set to cut out a piece of white cardstock.  I colored it with Copic's and then used distress inks to darken the edges. Then I stamped the veins into the leaf to finish it off.

Distress inks used on the white sentiment panel to get more autumn color onto the card.

The leaves are starting to turn here, but they haven't hit their peak as of yet. I'd give it a couple more weeks. Thanks for stopping by!

ETA: Also adding this into the Repeat Impressions DCC924 ~ Fall challenge.

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hot air balloons

Hi everyone! Here is my take on this weeks clean and simple sketch. I so turned it up side down and changed up where the sentiment is placed. Why? Because we can and it also went better with the SSS challenge of transport it!

Stamps are from Papertrey, Ink

I used the curved border die from Paper Smooches to create the ground.  The puffy clouds are stamped in the lightest blue ink I had and then heat embossed using clear embossing powder. They kind of came out grey, but it works.

Ink used to create the balloons are: Palette starry night, wild cherry by colorbox and chamomile by Fresh Ink.

Below is the sketch I started with and changed up a bit.

Thanks for stopping by!

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