Monday, September 30, 2013

Stitched Stockings

The first picture is for this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge. It got a little bit away from me since the stocking images were so large but it's close enough to the original idea. Whisper White base was embossed in white with the pine boughs wheel. Stitched Stockings stamp set and punch, sentiment from Christmas Lodge. Polka dot ribbon is not SU. Half pearls to embellish.
The second pic is a mixed group of cards for OWH that I worked on yesterday to complete this month's shipment. On to Christmas cards for them!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Festive Flurry layered snowflake

I love layering up the Festive Flurry snowflakes and it is so easy to do with the coordinating framelit dies. I embossed a bunch of these in different sizes to have them ready to go for various projects. Brushed Silver cardstock with pewter embossing, Frosted Finishes embellishment and Winter Frost dsp with Island Indigo and Whisper White. This is for the Freshly Made sketch challenge.

Friday, September 27, 2013

World Map

My favorite stamp from the new catalog this year was this World Map. Love it! I used Crumb Cake, Chocolate, Vanilla, and Espresso cardstocks (sounds yummy). Image was embossed in Espresso powder, circular image is from The Open Sea. I searched for an hour until I found the perfect sentiment for this which is by Gina K.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Merry Vintage Santa

I fell in love with this vintage Santa image that I pinned yesterday, it is available for free here. This Santa reminds me of a card I got from my grandmother when I was little :)
I used the new Stampin' Up! Be Merry single stamp and Real Red cardstock with Whisper White to make the tags.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Oh, Baby!

A baby girl card using all Stampin' Up supplies: Pretty in Pink card base and satin ribbon, Patterned Occasions, Itty Bitty Bits, and Chalk Talk stamp sets, dot embossing folder and framelits that coordinate with Chalk Talk set.
For the SUO challenges to make a baby card and for 365 cards challenge of chalkboard. 

Autumn cards

Wrapping up my fall and Thanksgiving shipment of cards for OWH and then I will be ready to start in on some Christmas cards. I have a lot of new SU goodies that I will be showing samples of in the coming weeks.
The first picture a blend of some Stampin' Up sets and supplies with a Tim Holtz Autumn embossing folder and some CTMH fall harvest paper.
The second uses Whisper White cardstock embossed with Darice tree folder and a leaf punch, punched from some pretty fall leaves dp. Sentiment from SU Window on the World.
The third uses the Stampin' Up! Happy Day set and Medallion background stamp with Whisper White, Sage Shadow, and Pretty in Pink cardstocks.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

10 minute card

All supplies are Stampin Up. This was made for the 10 minute craft dash (9 and a half minutes for this one). Whisper White stamped with Pretty Posy background in Sahara Sand, flowers are from Wildflower Morning cut with matching dies, flower branch in Basic Gray ink, sentiment from a retired tags set. Embossed whole front with Vintage Wallpaper folder.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Be Merry Christmas tags

Playing around with various colors for the Be Merry single stamp currently available at Stampin' Up!
Starting from top left:1. Copper matting, cording, and embossing powder on Crumb Cake
2. Gold cording, Brushed Gold and Very Vanilla cardstock and gold cording
3. Silver matting, cording, and cardstock on Whisper White
4. Pool Party powder and cardstock that was brayered with Coastal Cabana and edged with Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana stretch ruffled ribbon and vanilla smooch spritz sprayed over top
5. Regal Rose and Whisper White cardstocks with white embossing and sponged on ink colors of Daffodil, Olive, and Regal Rose with white crochet thread.   

Friday, September 20, 2013

Scandinavian Style

The blue, silver, white combination reminds me of the Scandinavian style ornaments, especially with the Make A Mitten border stamp in Pacific Point ink. The Festive Flurry snowflake was silver embossed on Brushed Silver cardstock and embellished with half pearls and a Frosted Finishes snow gem. Retired SU holiday paper and some silver glimmer paper for banners.
This is for the Festive Friday challenge to use these colors and the sketch from Create with Connie and Mary.


I've been on quite a tear, cleaning and organizing every space in the house, and also working on outside fall clean up before the rains set in. I almost threw away this little notecard with the apples and gingham on it but saved it to make into a new card as background paper. Added some red and white stitched grosgrain ribbon, a heart button with crochet thread and the apple image from the SU set Give Thanks. In my spare time lately I've been working on cards for the troops and catching up on my 2013 reading goal. Almost there with 81 books out of 110 read so far!  

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Bells and Boughs

Stampin Up Bells and Boughs stamp set, colored with Copic markers, Rose Red taffeta ribbon, Nestabilities by Spellbinders Marvelous Squares dies, retired dp.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Getaway Car

A fun Thanksgiving card for the troops using Operation Write Home's sketch challenge #190. Our Craft Lounge image with Stampin' Up! More Mustard cardstock and dp.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Secret Garden

All supplies are Stampin' Up! Coastal Cabana paper, cardstock, and ink, Secret Garden and coordinating framelit dies, Note Of Thanks stamp for sentiment. Inks and markers to color. This was inspired by a sample in Paper Crafts magazine from January 2012.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Christmas Collage

A quick Christmas card using the Baroque wheel and Christmas Collage stamp, Real Red, Basic Black, and Whisper White cardstocks and pastels to shade.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Thinking of You

Working on some more cards for OWH, I was inspired by a shirt I saw in the display window of the Eddie Bauer store. I loved the bright yellow (Summer Sun) with the red, orange and black. Fabulous Florets and Nature Walk floral stamps by Stampin' Up!
Note: If you send cards to Operation Write Home, they now have only one address for mailing:
Operation Write Home
35205 13th Pl SW
Federal Way, WA 98023

Friday, September 13, 2013

Wonderful Blessing

Another new single stamp available from Stampin' Up! is this one called Wonderful Blessing. I made an ornament out of it by embossing it in pewter on a Glossy White piece of cardstock that was brayered with a mixture of Pacific Point and Eggplant inks. Whisper White and Eggplant cardstocks (this looks a bit darker in photo), with silver cording, narrow ribbon, and rhinestones to embellish.

Christmas Star

New Stampin' Up! single stamp Christmas Star in Real Red, card base Whisper White embossed with Delicate Designs folder, highlighted in red dots. Real Red narrow taffeta ribbon.

Haunted Halloween Home

The little wooden house was purchased at Joann's for $1. I painted it with acrylics in Citron, violet, and dark charcoal. The fence is the punch from Martha Stewart, stamp set used is by Stampin' Up called Out on a Limb for witch, pumpkins, and owl. Tree on side was MFP, web is old SU Web Wishes retired set.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Give Thanks

All supplies are Stampin' Up! This is for Color Throwdown #259 that uses the colors Really Rust, Sage Shadow, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, and Chocolate Chip. Retired SU paper, espresso baker's twine and stamp set French Foliage.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Be Merry

All supplies are Stampin' Up! Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder was inked with Artichoke craft ink on Artichoke cardstock with matching taffeta ribbon. New single stamp by Stampin' Up! Be Merry colored with markers on Very Vanilla. Frosted Finishes snowflake to embellish. I love the Always Artichoke with the Very Vanilla, it looks so rich in real life.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sparkly Snowflake

For this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge I used all Stampin' Up! supplies for this holiday card. Whisper White base, Indigo matting, Winter Frost specialty dp, Festive Flurry stamp set and framelits. Embellished with a Frosted Finishes snowflake.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Batty Treat Holder

Stampin' Up! supplies used were Basic Black, Smoky Slate, and Whisper White cardstocks, spider web embossing folder, Top Note die, treat cup (filled with black jelly beans), Spooky Spiders wheel, googly eyes. Bat wing template from the internet and I made the pointy ears by cutting a square in half and then pinching in the centers and adhering them to cup with glue dots. Sentiment not SU.

Papaya Collage Halloween

All supplies are Stampin' Up! except for black baker's twine. Only Orange 5" square card was first stamped in white craft ink with the Medallion stamp. Stamped floral sprig from Fabulous Florets in black, bird from Papaya Collage in Versamark and then embossed with black powder. Frame is also from Papaya Collage and inside spider is from Out on a Limb.

Harvest Thanks

All supplies are Stampin' Up! The rub-ons are from a few years back (the pheasants and Harvest sentiment), retired Fall paper, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla cardstocks, Acorns wheel embossed in clear, chocolate brads covered in a 1/4" circle punched from matching paper. Size is 5 1/2" square and is for the Viva La Verve September sketch challenge. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Perfectly You

This is the new hostess set stamp from Stampin' Up! called Perfectly You, it has stamps for all different holidays to coordinate with punches. The first card uses retired Halloween paper, the pinking hearts border punch, brads, natural ribbon for stem, twirled Pistachio paper strip, jack-o-lantern face from Autumn Apparitions set, center pumpkin embossed with the retired orange powder.
The second card uses Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White cardstocks, embossed with spider web folder, paper scrap unknown, black and orange baker's twine to embellish.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

More Warmth

All supplies are Stampin' Up! Season of Joy poinsettia stamped in white and highlighted in Real Red on Creamy Caramel cardstock. Warmth and Wonder tree and sentiment.

Warmth and Wonder Wednesday

I was so happy to get my new Stampin' Up! goodies, I didn't quite know where to start. The first two cards use the hostess set Warmth & Wonder and will go to my next shipment of cards for the troops at OWH.  I'll be concentrating on Thanksgiving and Christmas for the next box to meet the deadlines.

The first card was inspired by a pretty card by dbarry where she used the Dasher stamp. Pacific Point base with various blue inks used to sponge sky. I spritzed the whole thing with Vanilla Smooch Spritz for some luminescence. Deer and tree in Espresso ink.

The second card with this set uses retired SU holiday paper, Handsome Hunter and Very Vanilla cardstocks, and red satin ribbon.

The large flower in the peach card was found in my box of pre-stamped images so I don't know the maker, also used SU papers and a Crisp Cantaloupe base.

Up, Up, and Away and Everybunny stamp sets on a white base with Not Quite Navy cardstock. The "sky" was done using Glossy white brayered in Cool Caribbean and then spritzed with bleach.

The last set of cards uses a super simple approach to a cute birthday card and I've made them in lots of different colors. Cuttlebug birthday embossing folder with a circle punched out of front. It makes a little window for you to attach the cupcake (or whatever you want to use) on the inside along with the sentiment. Flat and easy for the troops to mail back home!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Simply Sketched Love

For the Operation Write Home VCMP sketch challenge I used all Stampin' Up! supplies for this love themed card. Very Vanilla, Whisper White, and Crisp Cantaloupe cardstocks, Simply Sketched and Well Scripted stamp sets. Designer paper is retired.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Merry Many Layers

For the Operation Write Home challenge of tiered layers I used retired Stampin' Up paper, Chalk Talk and All Year Cheer I stamp sets with a Cherry Cobbler base and ribbon.

Whoo Loves You

For another of Operation Write Home's Labor Day weekend challenges. This one was to use the letters O (owl), W (woodgrain), H (hearts) in your card creation. All supplies are Stampin' Up!