Monday, October 31, 2011

Tres Chic Ornament

Tuesday's color challenge colors are Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, and More Mustard. I used the SU Tres Chic background clear embossed and the ornament from Our Daily Bread Designs with a hardware sentiment from Making Memories.

Jolliest Ornament

All supplies are Stampin' Up (except for ornament die): Jolliest Time of the Year stamp set colored in markers, Lattice Squares embossing folder with retired Beachfront ruffled ribbon and half pearls. Quick and easy!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Great Pumpkin

One of my favorites from a few years back, I used Stampin' Up pumpkins and sentiment with a Snoopy image from the internet that I cut out and put in the pumpkin patch.
It wouldn't be Halloween without watching the Peanuts classic "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown". We looked forward to that each year when we were kids, back in the day before even videotapes. That and the once a year showing of The Wizard Of Oz. Never missed that one either :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Just Buzzin' By

For the Hope You Can Cling To breast cancer awareness card drive and for today's SCS sketch I used the Stampin' Up set Just Buzzin' By with Beau Chateau paper and soft Suede and Pink Pirouette cardstock. The challenge called for us to save the boo-bees. Schedule your mammogram today!

Sock Monkey

I think you could send this birthday card to anyone, young or old, unless they really hate sock monkeys. All supplies are Stampin' Up: Sock Monkey stamped in Canvas background and then cut out. I filled in the arms and legs with white gel pen and added the hat and balloon. Sentiment is from Create A Cupcake. Cardstocks are Kraft and Real Red with some retired SU dsp.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Beautiful Season Blue Bird

I made this little guy a blue bird to fit in with today's SCS color challenge of Baja Breeze, Island Indigo, and Rich Razzleberry. Colored the image in Copics, used the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and some retired SU twine. It was a happy accident when the sentiment label perfectly continued the branch on the main image. Don't you love it when a plan comes together (even if you didn't know about it?)


I love this color combination for holiday cards, Baja Breeze, Real Red, and Whisper White. I won this cute set called Let It Snow from Impression Obsession on a blog hop recently. The embossed background is a Sizzix Stampin' Up folder.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Peaceful Wishes

To honor Holly (Hollerinastamps on SCS), our Queen for the Day I cased a holiday card of hers.
All supplies are Stampin' Up: Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler, and Old Olive cardstocks. Stamp sets: Peaceful Wishes, French Script, Northern Hearts. Cherry Cobbler seam binding, half pearls, and baker's twine.
For the painting part of the challenge I sprayed the front with Vanilla Smooch Spritz and Pearl Glimmer Mist.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Create A Cupcake

I need to use this fun set more often, it's so easy with the matching punch. All supplies are Stampin' Up.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Felt Flower Birthday

For two challenges today, the first is today's Featured Stamper Dawn (dostamping) and I chose an Easter card of hers to case.
All supplies are Stampin' Up. Perfect Punches sentiment with retired felt flowers.
The second challenge was for today's Hope You Can Cling To challenge to incorporate pink ribbon. (SU's pink satin).

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Christmas Collage

For the Hope You Can Cling To challenges at Splitcoast supporting breast cancer awareness to make a pink collage, I used this Inkadinkado image in Regal Rose with a Postage stamp set (maker unknown), a musical score background in Preety In Pink ink on Very Vanilla cardstock with some holly from Bells & Boughs. Vanilla taffeta ribbon was died with Pink Pirouette reinker. Vintage Postcard sentiment also used.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Garden Silhouettes

I used Kraft and Whisper White cardstocks, Garden Silhouettes and Fabulous Florets stamp sets, and Nestabilities frame and poinsettia dies. This card was for the Queen For The Day challenge at SCS honoring a card by Joan Ervin. I do have the exact leaf dies that Joan used but I'll be darned if I can find them. Time to clean up the stamp room!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Kleenex Inspired

For the challenge on Splitcoast to use green, yellow, and brown. I used this Kleenex box design as my inspiration with Marigold Morning and Vanilla cardstocks, Apple Blossoms and Spring Solitude stamp sets. All supplies are Stampin' Up.

Beatiful Butterflies

Sizzix die was used for butterfly shape, Elements of Style stamped in black and then colored with markers. Sentiment is from Style Beautiful, butterflies on background are Martha Stewart and one from Live Your Dream in Pink Pirouette.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wicked Cool

Wicked Cool stamp set with a skirt I made with the lace border punch, cutting the sides by hand. The paper is retired SU Halloween. Rhinestones, spider web embossing folder and a non SU puffy satin bat.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

My new Etsy Shop!

I have opened up an Etsy shop and hope you will stop by and check it out! New items will be added daily. Thanks for taking a peek!
Sleepy In Seattle

Monday, October 10, 2011

Beautiful Season

All supplies are Stampin' Up: Beautiful Season stamp set, Holly Berry Bouquet, Perfect Punches sentiment.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Out On A Limb

I love this little Out On A Limb set, I think it is so cute! Cardstock of Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, retired SU halloween dp and lace ribbon. Pumpkin Nestabilities.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Pines and Poinsettias

New Pines & Poinsettias stamp set on Old Olive base with Regal Rose lace ribbon border and Riding Hood Red strip. Nestabilities ornament die.

French Foliage

I made a window with a transparency sheet, the wreath is Warmest Of Wishes, the sentiment from Posy Punch. French Foliage to create background on Vanilla with More Mustard, Soft suede, and Tangerine Tango. Vanilla panel is all one piece, I embossed the bottom half with the Lattice Squares folder. All supplies are Stampin' Up.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Bells & Boughs

Bells & Boughs stamp set, images colored in markers. Holly Berry Bouquet dp with Poppy Parade cardstock. Button and twine SU also. Fleur de lis frame is by Nestabilities.

Pencil Power

This is such a cool technique! No need for fancy schmancy pencils or markers, just a good old Number 2 pencil. I started by shading the whole area in and then darkening certain spots. I smoothed out the areas by lightly erasing and blending some more. Just play around with it until you get the look you want.
Stamping Bella fairy with Stanpin' Up cardstocks and Bella Chateau paper. Perfect Punches thanks sentiment.
This will go to the Breast Cancer Awareness card drive at SCS.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Autumn Days

This week it was my turn to host the color challenge at Splitcoast. Since fall is bearing down us, ready or not, I chose some colors to compliment this pretty season.
I chose More Mustard, Tangerine Tango and Soft Suede. The dessert option is to make it into a thank you or Thanksgiving card.
I used all Stampin' Up supplies except for sentiment. Spice Cake paper, half pearls and vanilla seam binding riibon to embellish. I stamped the side panel in mustard and tangerine with some of the smaller stamps from the set and embossed with the Swiss Dots folder.

I'm Here For You

Another card to go to the Breast Cancer Awareness destination, this time the challenge was to make a masculine card with some pink in it. I used Stampin' Up's Nature's Silhouette with the sentiment from Occasional Quotes on Crumb Cake cardstock, brad, and linen thread to embellish. The tree background stamp is from Cornish Heritage Farms.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I hope you can join us in making some cards to send to:
The Department of Volunteer Services – Unit 115
Attn: Maggi Suttles
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030
Check in at for all of the details in the Hope You Can Cling To challenge.
Card #1 uses Stampin' Up supplies of Beau Chateau paper with Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, and Soft Suede cardstocks. Fabulous Florets stamp set, butterfly and lace ribbon border punches, lattice squares embossing folder and rhinestones. The round scallop 5" dies are by Lifestyle Crafts.
Card #2 is super simple using a Whisper White vase and the Delicate Doilies stamped in Pink Pirouette with the scallop frame from The new pennants Bigz die by Sizzix, the sentiment from Style Beautiful.
Card #3 uses the chicken image from Penny Black, paper by My Mind's Eye, bonjour sentiment from French version of SU's My Friend.
Card set #4 uses A Muse notecards, Fashion Statements stamp set by SU.