Month: October 2009

Rose Wreath Inspiration

I am up late again, but I wanted to quickly post this card because i may not have time later in the day as it is Halloween!  My boys have a Halloween party in the afternoon, and I have to fill all the bags for our trick or treaters;  I just know the day is going to fly by. So, on to the card I made for the inspiration challenge that was posted on SCS.  I was inspired today by the Franz Porcelain rose cup and saucer from Precious Possessions. This is also for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge # 39 to use a border.  I used the Martha Stewart punch border, and the inside of the card front is lined with chocolate card stock.  The wreath is from Flourishes A Wreath for all Seasons set. I’ve colored it in with Copics, and layered it on Labels Four nestabilities die cuts. Would you like to have a chance at having this set for yourself? It may be as easy as making a card! Meet me …

Thanks So Much!

Hi everyone!  It’s Wednesday and time again for a Crafty Creations challenge card!  This week Ann has given us a theme to work with: Thanksgiving/gratitude.  It does not have to be for Thanksgiving.  Any type of Thank You will work! I made a patchwork block background for my card, and kept it simple.  I know we are often tempted to cover up our cards with lots of embellishing, but sometimes I think less is more. In this case, I really found myself enjoying the background square patterns, and didn’t want to cover them up.  I hope you like it too! Papers: Basic Grey eskimo kisses, soft sky card stock, whisper white and pretty in pink card stock Ink: Close to Cocoa, wild wasabi SU! inks Stamps: Trendy Trees SU! Accessories: square punch If you would like to join in the challenge this week Ann is giving away a lovely stamp set and some digital word art of your choice! Come find us at Crafty Creations challenges. Thanks for stopping by today! You know I enjoy …

The Giving Tree

There’s still time to make Thanksgiving cards for friends and family!  For those of you in the U.S.A that is, since Canadian Thanksgiving has come and gone already!  I’m only giving you a sneak peek of this one today, as it has been published over at CUSTOM CROPS.  You can get the full view, more photos and the full “how to” over there.  It was a fun, quick card to pull together, and I think it would work well as a thank you , thinking of you, happy thanksgiving etc. Is there a project you’re looking for? Maybe for the Holidays? It’s coming fast you know…stay tuned for some fun and easy wrapping and packaging ideas!   I can’t wait to get started on my Christmas projects now!!  I’m always open to suggestions, and comments, it’s fuel for my creativity! 🙂 Don’t forget to stop on by CUSTOM CROPS to have a look at over a hundred projects from the team!!  You will find  great ideas for your Cricut and Cuttlebug machines, lots of scrapbooking layouts …

Apple of My Eye

Hello!  I can hardly believe that it snowed here last night. It was that heavy wet snow that I hate so much! BUT today is a beautiful sunny fall day again!   So, before it is too late for Autumn cards…I’ve got one to share with you all!  This is my apple themed card made for our Twisted Sisters challenge this week on Splitcoastampers. (TSC1023) I’ve used some old Stampin’ Up!  Summer Picnic dp that I still had around and stamped the trees from SU! Trendy Trees in wild wasabi and close to cocoa.   The sentiment and the cut out apple are from Unity stamps Hodgepodge of Happiness set.  The sentiment and the apple are colored in with copics, and I’ve popped up the trio panel and the apple on dimensional foam adhesive. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!  I’ll be spending time downtown shopping with a friend, so it should be fun!

Clean and Simple Christmas Card

The Featured Stamper this week on SCS is DancerRiley(Stampin’ With Riley)!   I am no stranger to her beautiful work and I just had to CASE one of her cards.  I kept the basic sketch and CAS (clean and simple) look, but changed the colors, paper, stamps and theme. Simple but sweet and easy to make in multiples for the Holidays! Yippee! Have a creative day!

Halloween Treats

Jaime has set the challenge over at Crafty Creations today and she is inviting us all to join in on… ALL HALLOWS EVE So pull out your spooky crafting goodies and stop by Crafty Creations to see  some monstrously amazing Halloween creations from the rest of the team! I made a sweet treats bag and will have to make about 40 of these I figure, for my boy’s classmates at school.   The top part is made in my cuttlebug using the labels one nestabilities die.  I layered the dp on black card stock, folded and stapled it to the top of a mini zip lock bag.  I punched two size ovals using my SU! punches and stamped the Happy Halloween sentiment in tangerine ink on vanilla cardstock.  I stamped a little SU! pumpkin, and a studio g dangling spider in the vanilla circle.   These were adhered to the bag with dimensional foam adhesive. I’m so happy you stopped by today!!  I always enjoy your company 😉 !!

This looks fun!

I just had to add this, I couldn’t help myself! I’m a big fan of So You Think You Can Dance and this really does look like fun excercise!  Now…to try and learn the steps! lol. Deena

A Holiday Tag Card

Just a quick share today…I made another easel card, you can find the tutorial HERE. If you have never made one of these don’t worry they’re not difficult.  It just sounds a bit confusing.  Really all there is to it is a top fold card, and a separate card front the same size as the base card.  Score the card front in the middle so it can fold down and support the other separate card front. The bottom half of the separate card front piece is adhered to the bottom half of the original card (front).  When you open the card you fold the original card front down so the separate card front stands up. Tuck it behind the button adhered to the inside of the card to hold it open  like an easel.  Clear as mud right?  lol.  I think once you look at the tutorial and read what I’ve written here it should make sense! Thanks for stopping! Have a creative day!

An Honest to Goodness Award

I’ve been given this “honest scrap” award from Alina.   According to the rules of  receiving this award, I am to tell you  10 things about myself, and pass it on. These are a few things you may not have known about me… My family always comes first. I fell in love with my husband 17 years ago, and we’ve been married for 12 yrs. I love him more today. I like to stay up very late, and sleep in very late! I need my coffee. I get emotional when I see a beautiful dance or art performance. I am too serious by times,  and my boys remind me to lighten up! I hate it when people make and look for trouble where there is none. I like to keep things simple, and honest. I enjoy quiet moments and I need some time alone every day. …and now I would like to pass this award on to Ali Ann V. Claire (Hope Jacare) Jaime Jennifer Mandy Peata Saskia Shelly Stacy Thank you Alina, for this award!! …

White Christmas

Here’s my all white card today for our twisted sister’s challenge.  Shirley (we lovingly refer to her as the bus driver) sets the  challenges and always comes up with something fun! Making an all white card, no image, and only black ink for a sentiment was quite the challenge!  It really inspired me though and this is what I came up with.  Let me know what you think, it was kind of  intimidating at first.  Would you try an all white card? Jump on the bus with us at Splitcoaststampers if you want to, just add TSC1016 to your keywords. I really can’t wait to see what the others have done for this challenge! I’ve layered an embossed panel of white on a card base of white. I figured I’d apply the same rules to my all white card as I do when making a monochromatic card…layers and lots of texture!!   I glittered some of the embossed snowflakes with dazzling diamond glitter from Stampin’ Up!  EVERYTHING is covered in glitter now; me, my craft room …