Monday, December 19, 2011

Colour Create Challenge #86

Just days away from Christmas now!!  I have been busy making gifts and cards, hanging out with my children, fixing a computer crash and doing it all ignoring a winter cold!  I have made several different Christmas cards this year.  This is one of my favorites.  I had been thinking about this card for several months but put off using the stamp thinking that my skills might grow and I might get a few more tools to really make a nice card. Good THINKING!!  After receiving wonderful birthday gifts from family and friends I did accumulate better tools and I used them for this card!!  The angel is embossed with silver embossing powder.   I have to say it looks better in person but here it is!    I am entering this card in a color challenge to use Blue, Silver and White:  COLOUR CREATE CHALLENGE #86

Paper: GKD Pure luxury,  Recollections Silver "Precious Metals"
Stamp: Inkadinkado
Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacey Circles Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl

Monday, December 12, 2011

PPC45 and Winter Wonderland VSN was my birthday on Saturday.  To celebrate I let my teen and tween have their friends over  with the intention of spending the day in my craft room working on "Winter Wonderland VSN" over at SCS!  I headed out for my free birthday Starbucks Pumpkin Frapp, picked up our friends and I was all set to stamp!!!  In 2 days of stamping....I managed to make .....are you ready????  7 whole cards!!!!  LOL....Between this and that and stumbles here in there ...7 cards out of 17 challenges!!  LOL.

This was the 2nd to last card I stamped...I think I was just getting into the groove by the time these last challenges came out!!!!  Our challenge was to create a winter scene. I followed the link that was listed to Theresa Momber's web page.  Theresa is such a talented artist.  I love viewing her step by step photos!!  If you want to see how I created this card click here for Theresa's blog: Crafting the web

For my tree I used Kitchen Sink Stamps multi stamp.  I stamped the tree once in black using stamp 1 and then using stamp 2, I covered it with white.  That gives my tree the look of snow on it!!!  This set is my first Kitchen Sink Stamp set but I don't think my last!!! 
I thought this would be a great entry for: Playing in Paradise #45

My Recipe:

Stamps: Kitchen Sink Stamps "Multi Owl & Autumn Moon, Martha Stewart Clear Christmas Tree Stamps
Paper: GKD Pure luxury
Ink: Momento Tuxedo black, Brilliance Moonlight white, Momento: Summer sky, paris dusk, Danube blue, gray
Accessories: Sakura clear glitter pen

Friday, December 2, 2011

Pastel Card Set

So...I have one "Warm Fuzzy" done but I really need two to go to MN.  Not sure I am going to get them done.  My head is just full of gift ideas.  Now to get them from my head to the work table!!!!

I was inspired this week to make a card set to give away this Christmas.  I actually want to complete quite a few sets but Lee with her "Summertime in November" challenge at StampTV gave me the added push I needed to sit down and CREATE!  If you look hard you might be able to see a little sparkle I added with a clear glitter pen!!

The images are colored with pencils and OMS
The sentiment is from Hero Arts
The stamp is 1.00 stamp from Michaels
Textured cardstock from DCWV
Sakura clear glitter gel pen

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

CPS #246 Warm Fuzzies

We had a whirlwind week last week.  On the spur of the moment we headed to MN to see family.  Although we have been to visit many times this was the first time in over 25 years that Steve shared Thanksgiving with his whole family at their house.  A very special event!!!  I thought I would send a warm fuzzie to let the family know we enjoyed seeing them!!!

I used  CPS 246 as my inspiration for the project!

This card involved a LOT of paper piecing!  The yarn, leg warmers, hat, gloves and dress...all paper pieced.  My skills at cutting are growing!

CPS 246

Stamps: MFT Knit Happens
Paper: K&Co. Hopscotch

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

CPS - 244 Autumn Thank You

"Autumn Thank You" using CPS 244 Sketch challenge .

With Thanksgiving only a few days away,  I went through my stack to select a few family destinations and realized that I was going to be short cards for giving away to teachers!!!! the next few days....I need to create a few cards!!!!  This one is headed to middle school!!!

I just loved the design on this paper.  There was more blank space at the top so I switched up the sketch a bit to get the most from the pattern at the bottom.

Paper: DCWV the Crafty Stack, SU Crumb Cake
Ink: StazOn Timber Brown
Stamp: Inkadinkado Harvest Expressions

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Day Tripping Jarrell Plantation

We took a little day trip to Jarrell Plantation on Saturday. 

Steve enjoyed starting up the steam engine after it received the oil treatment!  The steam engine powered the Cane Press.

After the juice was extruded they cooked it in a pot to make syrup.  It boils for most of the day before it becomes syrup. 

We had a lovely day!  The weather was gorgeous.  We saw taffy being made, biscuits cooked on a cast iron stove, mohair spun into yarn and metal forging.  Here are some of the items in the buildings:

 Our little trooper!  We didn't realize how bad she was feeling until we were on our way home and she was bundled with all our coats and still had the chills!

Enjoying the day!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Speedy the Cat's Challenge week #80

I wanted to enter a card into Mark's Finest Paper challenge and planned on using the Fall card I made earlier in the week but then I decided I wanted to try a Christmas card using Mark's Finest Paper Stamps!  So here it is.  I think this might be my favorite to date!  I don't have any Copics yet, other then the blender pen so I am using an idea I found on Stamp TV.  I used Bic Markit and My Blender.  Not too shabby for a first attempt!


 Stamps: Marks Finest Papers Ginger Cookies 2011, SU Language of Friendship
 Ink: StazOn Jet Black 
Accessories:  Martha Stewart Leaf punch around the page, brown ribbon, rhinestones

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Here is my newest card:  Sweetness!  I made this for my first Sweet & Sassy inspiration challenge and Alota Rubber Stamps

I love paper piecing!  This is just a small sample..but look closely..the cupcake paper has been cut out and pieced with DP!

Stamps: Inkadinkado Birthday Cupcake 
Paper: SU whisper white, K&Co. Watercolor Bouquet  
Ink: StazOn Timber Brown, ColorBox Cape Cod 
Accessories: blue ribbon, pearls  

Monday, October 31, 2011

CC04  Ippity Chick Sketch challenge: Flowery Thanks


I made this card for a  friend. We went on a get-away weekend. It was a lovely weekend.

I used the Martha Stewart Bangle Chain Double Edge Punch I bought this weekend!

I used my first chick challenge (CC04 as my inspiration. The stamp set is "Kissmas and & Mistletoe". I used the Emboss Resist technique on both the image and the sentiment.

Stamps: Unity Kissmas and Mistletoe 
Paper: K&co. Watercolor Bouquet
Ink: Versamark Watermark, Colorbox 
Accessories: Martha Stewart "bangle Chain" double edge punch 
Techniques: Emboss Resist


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