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!!!!  So....in 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  

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