Friday, September 30, 2016

Halloween Treats!

It's been a fun morning creating these Halloween treat bags! I'm looking forward to the holiday this year, we were away for the past two and I can't wait for the trick or treaters!
I used a plain white paper lunch bag and embossed it with the SU spider web folder. The designer paper is the retired Witches Brew on Basic Black that has a drippy goo punch border (Martha Stewart). The black velvet cat embellishment was from Michael's. I made a witch hat clothespin clip using black glitter paper, a jewel embellishment from Hobby Lobby and more of the same designer paper. There is an awesome tutorial on Splitcoast that can be found here.

My second project is a large/long candy bar treat holder using various retired Stampin' Up! Halloween images. I used a crimper to seal the bottom and added orange rick rack and black silk cording to close. The rosette was made using the Toxic Treats? dsp.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Watercolor Pear

Working on my watercoloring again this week. Pears are fairly easy to start with, I need more skill with the definition but will keep practicing! A mix of supplies were used for this. Stampin' Up! Early Espresso and Really Rust card stocks and Wood Grain embossing folder, Close to My Heart designer paper (covered the candle with it too), May Arts ribbon.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

If The Broom Fits

For today's sketch challenge over at Splitcoast. I need a few more Halloween cards so I tried to think of two images that would work for that theme. Decided on these mini craft brooms that I trimmed down a little and then added some Stampin' Up! Halloween twine. I changed the sentiment a little to fit the card (from hat to broom) from the SU Tee-Hee-Hee set. Card stock: Naturals Cream, Smoky Slate. Designer paper Authentique. Craft brooms from Ben Franklin craft store.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Simply Sketch Secret Garden

Stampin' Up! supplies: Rich Razzleberry and Whisper Whire card stocks, Blendabilities markers, white gel pen, Simply Sketched and Secret Garden stamp sets.

Monday, September 26, 2016

French Foliage treat box

It's treat making time, with Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas coming up. Stampin' Up! supplies: French Foliage and It's a Wrap Holidays stamp sets, Baked Brown sugar card stock and Soft Suede ink, wood leaf from Project Life Seasonal pack, and of course the Curvy Keepsakes die. The treat wrappers were stamped in Vintage Ombre ink.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

It's Fashion Week!

All supplies are Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas Eskimo colored in various alcohol ink markers and highlighted with dazzling diamonds. Trees embossing folder on a Soft Sky card base. Darkened between trees with a marker and accented tree with Sahara Sand marker.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Halloween House and treat bag

Stampin' Up!'s new Sweet Home was used to make my haunted house card, paired with some Authentique paper and a stamp from All Night Media for the moon and Amuse sentiment. 
I have also been working on some Halloween treat bags of various designs. This is a great stamp for that- it's really large at about 7" x 4 1/4". For this one, I stamped it on a sheet of designer paper, cut it out and accented it with blush cheeks from chalk pastels and inked the edges.  I have this stamp for sale if you are interested, in my ebay store, listed at right on my blog.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Mustache Masquerade

Most supplies are Stampin' Up!: Baked Brown Sugar card base, Fall Fest pumpkins, Toxic Treats sentiment, Project Life Seasonal pack sequins. Sizzix swirl die, Authentique paper. Mustache stamp is from unknown maker, there are no markings on it.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Sweet Gingerbread Home

Stampin' Up! Sweet Home and Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp sets on Whisper White card base with Dazzling Details glitter glue for snowflakes, warm vanilla sugar oil lightly dabbed on glitter icicles for today's SCS challenge. Coordinating thinlits dies to cut out windows and banner. Inks Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar and Real Red. Went over houses with markers to give it a wood look.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas- Eskimo

Stampin' Up! supplies: Whisper White and Pool Party card stocks, scallop edge punch, Pool Party glitter ribbon, alcohol ink Blendabilities markers, Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and punch, cable knit embossing folder, stencils and Cool Caribbean ink, Bermuda Bay ink for sentiment. 
I only had eyes for the gingerbread man in the set and that was the main reason I bought this. But now I've fallen for all of the other characters as well, especially this sweet Eskimo. They all look like they want to give you a hug and this one reminds me of a kid in a snowsuit that can't put their arms down :)
I started by using the new stencil and inked with Cool Caribbean, then ran it through that most awesome new cable knit folder from the holiday mini. Followed sketch for this week's challenge. Embellished it a little with the strip of glitter ribbon. 

Memorable Moments

Stampin' Up! Memorable Moments and Peaceful Petals embossed in gold, colored in markers. Happy birthday to my sister Margie!

Friday, September 9, 2016


This is and older retired set from Stampin' Up! called Clockworks that I totally love. I had a stack of vintage manila paper that I was going to make a mini journal out of and wanted to see how it would react to the distress inks. I love how it drank the ink swipes right up and blended together so well. After swiping various inks and drying, I ran it through the clocks embossing folder and highlighted it with Colorbox Chestnut Roan ink. Stamped sentiment in espresso. Gold embossed clock and inked that Very Vanilla piece and matted to copper card stock. 

This card was for the SCS challenge to use hexagons. I used some Halloween paper from Authentique and two different stamps, the bat is from Inkadinkado and the sentiment an unknown acrylic set. Frames from Spellbinders.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Peaceful Petals

I've been working on organizing my craft room and this past weekend was like Christmas time. I found so many fun things that I forgot I had, it's like they were new again. Like this floral patterned vellum paper from Stampin' Up! from many years ago. And remember micro-beads? Had to add some to the flower center on the blue flower and silver glitter to the Blushing Bride ones. Heat embossed with silver all Peaceful Petals images onto glossy card stock, then colored with water and re-inkers. Stamp set isPeaceful Peatls on the vellum with Soft Sky and Blushing Bride card stocks.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Poinsettia Peace

Well, we are coming into that cardmaking season, from here on through the end of December. Fall, autumn leaves, harvest, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, I love making cards with all of these themes. This year I will also be working on some other papercraft projects to share- 3D items, gift bags and tags, ornaments, and much more.
This card was made for the Featured Stamper challenge at Splitcoast, I chose the gift package style card with poinsettia by Marg (Margscardcrazy) as my inspiration. The die cut poinsettia is from Spellbinders, everything else is Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla and Garden Green card stocks, retired Christmas paper, gold cording, sentiment from a retired tag set, cut with word window punch, embellished with Cherry Cobbler wide taffeta ribbon.

Friday, September 2, 2016

First Christmas card!

Digging through my older Christmas supplies while trying to sort it all out to see what I need to buy for then new season, I thought I would give these older sets some love before parting with them. Nature's Seasonal Borders made the band at the bottom. Christmas Cardinal was colored with markers and paired with some older retired SU holiday paper and Sahara Sand base that was embossed with SU embossing folder. i don't always know exactly what the names of some of the papers and embossing folders are, so I apologize. I often organize a lot of my supplies without their original cases, cards, or information to save space so the names get lost.