Saturday, December 31, 2011

But wait... there's more!

I'm feeling this one a bit more. This is my second card for both the Friday Mashup and the Colour Q challenge. The Mashup challenge was a sketch challenge, and the Colour Q challenge was to use black, white, and any other color. I'm trying to get a jump start on Valentine's cards, so red it is.

I used the new Framelits labels and then embossed it. I used a non-SU embossing folder. Then I sponged the edges with black and distressed it a bit. Then I also sponged in the hearts in real red. The rest is obvious, basic black, whisper white, word window, modern label, ribbon punch. Inside, I did stamp the "love you much" sentiment from Well Scripted in red ink on white and used the heart punch. It's very cute (sorry no picture of that!)

Thanks for looking...

I missed my Mashups!

The worst part of being MIA for the past month is that I really missed the challenges over on The Friday Mashup. I love their challenges, and I really enjoy playing along. I missed you, ladies!!! Now, with my mojo missing, I am doing the best I can. This is a sketch challenge was exactly that for me... a challenge. I was struggling. But then I came up with not one, but two ideas. So here's the first one. I also used the color challenge over on Colour Q this week. That challenge was to use black, white, and any other color of your choice. Clearly, I went with red and worked on building a stock of Valentine's Day cards.

I used a new heart embossing folder I bought in MI. I also used my new framelits labels collection. I cut out a white label, then embossed it with my hearts, then I used my brayer and rolled it out in Real Red. What's really cool looking is how you can see some hearts in the ink from where the brayer rolled over the embossed hearts. It's really very cool in real life. Then I took a strip of red, used the hearts embossing folder again and slapped that baby on. Next, I used a strip of black, punched the edge, tied a red ribbon around it and slapped that piece on. Next, I stamped a part of a stamp from the new Sprinkled Expressions stamp. I like the whole sentiment, but I just chose to use "Love you" with the hearts. I did pop that up.

I don't hate it, but I'm not in total love either. Thanks for looking!

Don't worry... I'm still alive...

I love how one of my favorite bloggers wrote, "The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated." I know I've been MIA. It's the holiday season. I get so busy, I stop making cards for challenges and for fun and begin to make things solely for the holidays. So.... I'mmmm baaacccckkkkk!!! But my mojo is not. I tried to get it started again with the color challenge on Stampin' Royalty. I've also been fighting a cold so this may be too late to link, but I made it so I am posting it! (I just checked... it's still open! Yes! Now I'll finally get some feedback on a card!)

So I started with a base of Crumb Cake, then added a layer of Chocolate Chip that I embossed with the tulip frame folder. Next I have layers of both Pretty in Pink and Rose Red. I like to shake it up and change things for each card I make. You can see how I varied the order and size of the layers.
I stamped the flower from Sprinkled Expressions on white in Rose Red ink. On one, I just have the flower. On the other one, I used the spritzing tool and sprayed some Pretty in Pink spots and Crumb Cake spots.
On both cards, I popped up the center layer.
Also, for each card I put the sentiment on the inside, and this is a sentiment I just love! I think it's so sweet and fun.

Here's a close up of inside.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Mashup Challenge #34

Whoa is me! This is my last week as a guest designer over on the Friday Mashup ( I have had a lot of fun trying my hand at this challenge thing! It was cool to have a mashup challenge early and see what I could do with it before I ever saw what someone else did with it. I rather enjoyed myself! Hey, Mike-y, she likes it. So, alas, here's my final challenge as November 2011 (I just accidentally typed 2012... an omen?)
The challenge was to make a Christmas theme card or make a card using an aqua, Soft Suede, and Whisper White OR Mash it Up and create a Christmas themed card using those colors. I decided right away to mash it up, and the colors told me they wanted to use my Dasher Stamp, one that had no ink on it for while. I also wanted to case a card from the cattie (from page 45). I really liked that punch behind the four corners. Here is how mine came out. I also added some more layers and instead of pearls, I used a little aqua colored bling. I put three in his antler swirl and one bigger one in each corner. Oh! I embossed Dancer... that's important to know, and as you can see, I added another layer in . I sprayed my Smooch spray on the aqua base (it is actually Pool Party). Then that whole front piece is popped up using the dimensionals.
To be honest, I didn't love it at first. I actually took it off the front twice. I just really felt like it was missing something. I decided it was missing some ribbon... so I added some. (duh!)
Here's a bit of a close up on it. I hope you like it! Go check out the other cool cards over on this week's challenge on Friday Mashup!
Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Mashup Challenge... met!

Yikes! I did it again! I was so worried about getting my card in in time that I totally forgot about posting it! DUH! Don't worry! I'll get the hang of this! Here's my creation for this week's challenge over on Friday Mashup ( ... my linker isn't working again!) The challenge this week was to use a sketch or add a rosette or Mash it Up and use the sketch with a rosette.
I chose to mash it up with my most favorite go to DSP. I stocked up on it before it retired, and I still love it today as much as I did when it first came out. Plus it works really when when I feel stuck, and let me tell you, I did really felt challenged by this one! But, this is what I came up with. Mostly DSP, but I did use a sentiment from the hostess set (I totally forgot the name!), and two pearls. I also used a green button in the center of my rosette! It's really cute!
Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thanks for your "Support"!

I know I am late getting this posted.... sorry!!!
I made this card for this week's challenge over on the Friday Mashup! I just love their challenges. Their challenge this week was to make a girly themed card using your favorite technique, but I'm one of those kind of gals that can't really pick a favorite (can't I just love it all?) I thought, "what's more girly than a beautiful floral bra?"
I used the punch art technique with my scallop punch. I also used ribbon (practically every thing I make has ribbon... another favorite). And I added a pretty pearl to the center of the bra; who doesn't love a little bling? I think I will use this as a thank you card for a female friend and add the comment, "Thanks for your support" inside.

Thanks for looking....

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Holiday Card Class

I have put together a 10 card holiday class. For this class, we'll make two each of five different cards. I have lots of different holiday themed greetings so you can easily change sentiments if you choose to.
I am offering this class on Friday, November 18th at 5:00 or Saturday, November 19th any time after 10:00 am.
You'll walk away with 10 handmade holiday cards and 10 envelopes for $25.00. If you need more, you can make more than one set.
Please let me know if you plan on coming and which day you plan to attend. I hope to be crafting with you soon!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

I'm so indecisive...

I seriously couldn't make up my mind for this week's challenge on The Friday Mashup. It is a fun challenge, one that I'm sure I'll keep thinking of things to make that fulfill this mashup!

Speaking of the mashup... here are the dets...

1. Make a project featuring "Heat Embossing."
2. Or make a "Thank You (Grateful)" project.
3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Thank you project using Heat Embossing."

I have recently been making some holiday gifts for a craft sale that I am attending. I made a notepad holder with embossed butterflies with oranges and yellows. They came out so good that even my husband was impressed!

So for this challenge, I decided to make the embossed butterflies (using the God's Beauty stamp set-retired). I used black embossing powder and stamped on white paper. Then I used my sponge daubers and inked in the bottom part of the butterfly with Daffodil Delight. Then on the top part of the butterfly, I sponged in some Pacific Point. Then I cut out each butterfly and popped each one of them up using stampin' dimensionals. I also colored in a few dots along the edges of the butterflies using a white gel pen. I put them on a layer of white, used black grosgrain ribbon, and stamped the sentiment in Pacific Point (the sentiment is from Day of Gratitude). All of that is on a base of Pacific Point.

They almost look real, don't they?

Thanks for looking...

Oh... My... Blog!

Here is the breaking news... I have the privilege to be the guest designer this month on The Friday Mashup blog! WHAT??!?! I know! So cool and such an honor!

Here is the challenge:
1. Make a project featuring "Heat Embossing."
2. Or make a "Thank You (Grateful)" project
3. Or "Mash it up" and create a "Thank You project using heat embossing."

My first thought was Thanksgiving. I mean, it's a holiday all about how thankful we are for what we have (really... it's all in the name... Thanks-giving).

And this is the first card I came up with... It starts off with a base of Soft Suede. I have a thin strip of So Saffron that has a ribbon punched piece of Cajun Craze under that, just barely poking out.

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge :Make a project featuring "Heat Embossing".Or Make a "Thank You (Grateful)" project. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Thank You Project using Heat Embossing".So here is the "Mashup" Challenge :Make a project featuring "Heat Embossing".Or Make a "Thank You (Grateful)" project. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Thank You Project using Heat Embossing".So here is the "Mashup" Challenge :Make a project featuring "Heat Embossing".Or Make a "Thank You (Grateful)" project. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Thank You Project using Heat Embossing".
Then I used some Chocolate Chip ink on my new new stamp, Hand-Penned Holidays. Next I used Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Red Ridinghood scraps. I stamped the leaf from the Day of Gratitude set in the same colored inks. Then I used my versamark ink pad and just inked up the whole leaf and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Next, I cut each one out. The pumpkin one is popped up using stampin' dimensionals and I tied a little bow around the stem of the leaf using the linen thread.

Thanks for looking...

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Elegant Wedding Card, take two!

This is the second wedding card I made for this week's challenge on The Friday Mashup. (Yeah! I can link again... it's every other post that I can't... weird...).
Anyway, if you read my other post, my niece was getting married (she is now married, October 15th! Congrats L and R!), and I saved her wedding invitation and wanted to use it to make her a card. This has a base of Very Vanilla, and then a layer that is made out of a second flap of the invitation. This one has the swirly, floral thing, too, just not as much of it, lending it perfectly to following the sketch of the week. I added a layer of vanilla, embossed. Then I I added a square of Soft Suede that is wrapped with a piece of ribbon that is totally recycled. What I think is so cool about this ribbon is my friend Susan gave it to me. But wait... there's more. Her brother sent it to her. He got it from his friend who works at a department store and he saves all the ribbon from returned gifts. She gets huge massive amounts of this gorgeous grosgrain ribbon... and she's kind enough to share it with me!!!! How cool is that recycled story? I added the sentiment from the Word Play stamp set. I stamped it in suede on vanilla. I added a little bling on the diamond of the ring. I punched it out with 1 3/4" circle. I popped that up using stamping dimensionals on a 2" circle of the wedding invitation. Then I popped that up, too!
Thanks for looking...

Elegant Response to two Challenges

This card fulfills the challenge over on The Friday Mashup ( and Stamping 411's sketch challenge ( {My computer won't let me make the links... sorry!} Anyway... over on The Friday Mashup, the challenge is to recycle, renew, and reuse, and I can't wait to tell you this story! My husband and I got a wedding invitation to our niece's wedding. I kept her wedding invitation because I thought it would be so cool to to create a wedding card for her by using her wedding invitation... so that's what I did! I started with a base of Very Vanilla. Then I used one of the flaps from her wedding invite. It's this gold embossed floral, swirly thing... very elegant, very pretty. Then, I used a ribbon that my friend Susan's brother's friend gave to Susan, who shared it with me (did you follow that?). I used the Congratulations stamp, punched it out, and then I punched out more of the wedding invite to put behind that, and I know that's really hard to see in this picture. Sorry! I used Dawn O.'s great tutorial for the bunny ear bow to make this bow. Oh! I also colored in the skinny oval around the congratulations with Soft Suede.
Thanks for looking!

Mashup Joy

Here's my first attempt at this week's Friday Mashup idea. Heidi is so right! I do hold on to some stuff! So I was thrilled with this challenge. I used the sketch AND I used some retired DSP (just because it's retired doesn't mean that it is no good... it's not an expiration date!) I also used some ribbon that is totally recycled. I have these pegs that hang off the side of my ribbon storage unit my dad and I made. I hang pieces of ribbon there that come from gifts or other places so I'll see them and can use them should the chance arise. I don't remember where this one came from, but it totally works on this card.
I have a base of Real Red, a layer of Sahara Sand, then I used 3 different patterns of DSP, and I finally made one of those fancy fold things. I don't remember what they're called. What I do know is that I bought a scoring board before Stampin' Up came out with theirs so I used my non-SU board to emboss lines every 1/4" and made this... rosette. I stamped the sentiment from Word Play. You can kind of tell I used my crystal effects on the ornament in the middle. Speaking of ornaments, I used my ornament punch and then I punched out 3 more in red and made a layer under the sentiment ornament.
Hope you like my mashup! Thanks for looking...

Sunday, October 16, 2011

I LOVE winter!

In my desire to squeeze in as many challenges as possible this Sunday afternoon, I created this card with the sketch from Stamping 411 in mind, and I was still thinking about the Friday Mashup, too. I didn't take the easel part of the challenge, but I still have lots of snowflakes on this bad boy!
I have a Whisper White base. Then I have a layer of Baja Breeze on which I stamped the long row of snowflakes from this set across again (and again and again and again). I did that in Baja Breeze ink. I used two small strips of Marina Mist that are embossed with the new snowflake embossing folder. The center has a big 2 1/2" circle of white. I stamped the two snowmen on it and used my sponge daubers around the edges. I colored the stamps with my markers to make the snowmen multi-colored. Then I added a Bashful Blue snowflake punch with a 1" white CS sentiment in the middle. The sentiment reads, "love doesn't melt." Don't you just love that sentiment?!? I think it's so sweet! I added the red heart because of the love sentiment. Then I added a white grosgrain ribbon with a cheater bow that has a rhinestone center in the middle. Sparkly... like snow. I love it! Thanks for looking...

Two Snow Dudes For Two Challenges

I created this card to fulfill two different challenges. The sketch is from Inkspirations weekly challenge. The second challenge is part of the Friday Mashup. I didn't mashup the two ideas... I just went with the snowflake idea. I decided to use my new stamp set. This is the first time I added any ink to it!
I started with a base of Whisper White. Then I used Baja Breeze and Marina Mist. I did emboss the Marina Mist with the new snowflake embossing folder. I used my markers to ink up my stamps so they could be multi-colored. I punched a Bashful Blue snowflake with my snowflake punch. I also punched a 1" circle of white with "merry wishes" in marina in the center.
I also used a small strip of the blue stripped ribbon (it's not SU ribbon, but it still is super cute!)
Here's a close up of the snowflake, which I popped up using stampin' dimensionals.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Snowy Hello Color Challenge

I created this card tonight for Create with Connie and Mary's color challenge. The challenge was to use Bravo Burgundy, River Rock, and Baja Breeze. Those are the colors I used here.
I used the Gift Givers set. I also used the new embossing folder (Snow Burst). I used the scallop circle punch and the ribbon punch (I'm sure that's not the name).
I also used Baja Breeze ribbon and moonlight smooch and Dazzling Details on my girl. Finally, I used the paper piecing method to give her a Burgundy coat.
Thanks for looking...

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Pumpkin Stamped Stamps

This is a clean and simple card that does meet two different challenges that I am a fan of. This card works for the Friday Mashup weekly challenge (a Halloween themed card and a color challenge). It also fulfills the Stamping 411 weekly sketch challenge.
I think it's pretty self explanatory. I got the color challenge in by sponging the purple on the edges (I have to admit, I don't have Concord Crush so I used Elegant Eggplant... am I a cheater?) This is the first time I've used my 1" square punch.
It's a cute card... simple but cute. Thanks for looking!

Three little pumpkins....

This card is almost matches the idea I first had when I saw this week's sketch challenge on Stamping 411. But I just couldn't cover up those cute pumpkins with my sentiment!
I LOVE Halloween. I just love it! But I don't have very many Halloween stamps because I always go for the ultimate value in the stamp sets that I buy and since there is really only one use for the Halloween stets, I don't feel tend to buy those. However, these cute pumpkins are from a set called The More the Merrier. The paper is a very old set of DPS, but again, it's the only Halloween paper I have!
I did have to ink up one pumpkin at a time and then stamp it. I colored them in with my markers. I used some moonlight smootch on the mouths, eyes, and noses of the jack o'lanterns.
Also, I wanted to point out this paper behind the pumpkins that is covered in spider webs. It's so cool, and it's really only visible if you are holding the card and see it up close. Maybe you can see it in this shot.
I added some more mustard ribbon and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I used some very tiny black brads in the modern label punch. Thanks for looking!

Boo... to you!

I created this fun Halloween card for this week's challenge over on the Friday Mashup. The challenge is to make a Halloween themed card or a color challenge of Basic Black, Concord Crush, Lucky Limeade, and Pumpkin Pie. Or you can mash it up (as I've done here) to do both.
I made two cards when I made this one. Look how cute, how sweet, how fun these Halloween cards are!

Here's a closer view of one of my cards. There's a base of Lucky Limeade. Then I have a layer of Concord Crush. Here's the cool part: I embossed the concord paper with a non-SU embossing folder, but before I embossed it, I used my brayer and brayered a layer of versamark on the embossing folder itself. Then I embossed it, and then I covered the whole thing with black embossing powder and heat embossed it. (It's a technique I learned from Dawn O.- thanks Dawn!)
Then I made a pumpkin out of 5 pumpkin ovals, the smallest one. I sponged the edges of the ovals and then attached them together with a limeade stem and curly vine.
I used a medium oval to bring a ghost from behind the pumpkin. I finally tried the fraying ribbon technique with the black ribbon, and I added the sentiment from The More the Merrier set. I stamped it and then cut a 3/8" strip of the white. Then I punched it out using my modern label punch. Then I punched a limeade layer for under the sentiment. On one card, I used pumpkin colored brads and on the other I used concord colored brads. You know, I like to change things up.
Do you notice that I heat embossed the different sides of the embossing folder? Again, just shaking things up! I hope you like! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Notebooks.... The October Class

Just look at these great little notebooks! I didn't take the picture in great detail because I am giving these to some friends and family this year for a Christmas gift...
That's right! I said Christmas! I know it's hard to believe, but it is only about 11 weeks away. By the time this class rolls around, it will be about 9 weeks away.
Picture giving a friend or family member this cute, personalized little binder with a notepad inside. You can individualize each binder you make for the recipient with color, sentiments, designs, or initials.
Here's how this will work...
I have a bunch (and I do mean a bunch) of notepads. I have matched the notepads to papers that match the colors. I have tons and tons of stamps and punches that will allow you to make the gift you give very personal for the person you plan to give it to, and I have lots and lots of ideas to help you complete your gift in a way that will make that person and you very happy.
Here are a few pictures of some of the notepads I have just to give you some ideas of what's waiting for you here.
Due to the variety of note pads I have, there is no way for you to reserve a specific notepad. It's going to be first come, first served. When you come over, you'll have a large variety of options to choose from; so many, in fact, that I am sure you'll find something that will work perfectly for you. The best part? Each note pad will cost only $5.00! Think about all those people you know who you'd like to give a little something to during the holiday season... wouldn't this be perfect? It's cute, it's hand made, and it's something the person will actually use and will definitely love.
All you need to do is let me know when you are coming. I am offering this class on Friday, October 21st, any time after 5:00 or Saturday, October 22nd at any time of the day. Please let me know when you are coming so I know to expect you! Make your holiday gift list (don't forget your coworkers, your neighbors, those people you want to remember with a little something), RSVP with me, and come get your gifts taken care of early!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

HERE it is!!! My Fan Favorite!

Hello, everyone! So excited to present to you the art that was inspired by my design! I asked you a few weeks ago to please go to The Friday Mashup and vote. You did. I won! Head on over and check out the cool stuff that the awesome artists came up with... you won't be sorry you did!
I get to pick this week's Rock Star and Glamettes as well as have my original design on the line up with the rest of cards made by the blog's designers. What an honor!

A Name Frame Card Case

Here's the name frame I made for a client friend of mine. I was checking my email before I made the frame and saw a card by the amazing and talented LeeAnn Greff (you can see her card here: She made a card, using strips of various of pinks and reds. When I saw the card, it hit me that it would be a perfect set up for this name frame. LeeAnn embossed the whole strip of paper of each color. My strips are much longer, so I used 7 different embossing folders to emboss just the rounded tips. I added various buttons and embellishments in a row along the bottom, just like LeeAnn did. I heat embossed the letters with black embossing powder (so they are a bit shiny, like black patent leather). So perfect for a little baby girl and will grow with her as she does.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Tri-tails, Tri-Colors, Tri-Challenge

I made this card for three challenges, The Paper Players challenge (which I missed), and the
CAS-ual Fridays challenge, and the Just Add Ink weekly challenge. This might seem simple, but really, it was not simple.
I started with a base of Wild Wasabi, added a layer of Certainly Celery. Then in upper corner, I add a ripped piece of Wild Wasabi DSP. I mean, technically, it is a bit of a different color for the trio of colors. On this one on the left, I sponged the edges in Early Espresso and used my spritzing tool to spray some flecks of espresso.
Then, I stamped the cat tail and the whale tail on the celery in black. I stamped the alligator head on watercolor paper, then I stamped his tail on watercolor paper, and I colored both in using my watercolor pen and celery and wasabi ink. Then I had to cut each out, and I popped them up using my stampin' dimensionals, of course!
I added my sentiment on watercolor paper, too. I used the word window to punch it out. Then I used the modern label punch and more wasabi DSP.

Tri-Colored Turkey!

This card was certainly Clean and Simple, but I do love how it turned out! I made this in response to the CAS-ual Fridays Weekly Challenge.
I started with a base of Early Espresso. Next there is a layer of Cajun Craze, a layer of Tangerine Tango, and then a layer of Pumpkin Pie. I used the Gift Givers set, stamped the turkey image in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla (anyone else get hungry blogging about the colors they use?) Then I used my blender pen to color the cute little turkey in, using the same colors as the paper.

I punched out the turkey, and then I punched out some edges out of some old Pumpkin Pie DSP I had. I think it makes a nice touch, and does, in fact, add another layer of the orange color.
I did add a layer of white printer paper inside so that I people can see what I write in the card!
Thanks for looking!

Three Challenges in one Card!

Make no mistakes... I said it... this card has three different challenges combined in one! It's a theme challenge from Paper Players, a sketch challenge from Create with Connie and Mary, and a color challenge from Inkspirations Challenge! (And none of which can I actually link up to my blog now because my computer is being so stupid! Sorry, everyone.... I will continue to try).
The challenge on Paper Players was to include a plant or an animal, and as I go to post this there, I see that I missed the chance to get in on that challenge! Oh, well. I still made the card for three challenges!
Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White, DSP
Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, (I forget the name of this set and cannot bring myself to get up to go get it)
Thanks for looking!

This is THE one!

I am so proud of this card! Seriously! This is the third one I've made for this week's challenge over on The Friday Mashup, and I did love the first two, but this one just takes the cake in my opinion! Again, it doesn't mashup the ideas, but this butterfly idea was the first one that came to me when I saw the sketch. I love how the butterflies sort of overlap up the side of the oval.
I turned the sketch, replaced the circle with an oval, used the giant scallop trim in place of the strip of paper with a mini strip on top of that. I feel so proud in the sense that I felt I really took on the challenge, made it my own while still sticking within the parameters of the challenge.
Here's a side view of the butterflies all popped up using stampin' dimensionals. Plus, I added the pearl in the center of the biggest butterfly.
Paper: Old Olive, Opal Opulance, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Cottage Garden DSP
Ink: Old Olive
Stamps: Word Play
Others: Pearls, the butterfly embosslet (don't remember the name), large scallop die cut.

Manly sketch for the Mashup

Here's my manly take on this week's mashup over on The Friday Mashup.
It's the first time I've had the chance to ink up this set. I've been wanting it for awhile and finally bit the bullet and bought it!
I started with a base of Almost Artichoke. Then I added a layer of Chocolate Chip that I embossed using a wood grain embossing envelope. Next I added the strip of artichoke that is also embossed. One of them is embossed with numbers, the other is embossed with gears. On all the embossing, I sponged a bit of black ink to help the design stand out a bit more.
On this one, I added a thin strip of basic gray, the same color I used with my blender pen to color in most of the tools.

But on this one, I used a strip of Daffodil Delight, another color I used to color in various parts of my array of tools.
I tried to put my "screws" (the circle from the tiny trio of punches with a line drawn down the center in black) along the edges of the large circle in the center, just like the sketch suggests, but that just looked too girly to me! So I added my accents in the four corners, as I'm sure a man would do to attach the wooden plate down.
I'm very pleased with the results! Thanks for looking!

It's not a Mashup, but it is awesome!

I have to admit, this is the first idea that popped into my head when I saw this week's challenge over on the Friday Mashup. I wondered why none of the ladies used butterflies. I mean, that is what this sketch screamed to me when I saw it. Then I read the description... masculine card.
I usually try to do the Mashup on this challenge, and I did do one that is a mashup of the two, but I had to make this card (and I have one more, too). I love this card! I love the DSP, by far my most favorite!
I popped up the butterflies using stampin' dimensionals.
I am so proud of this card, but not as proud as I am of the next one so come back!
Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Fallin' for Pumpkins...

Here's my take on this week's Friday Mashup Challenge! The challenge is to make an autumn themed card or use yellows and oranges or mash them up and use both. And that is exactly what I did!
I started with a base of Cajun Craze (that's an orange color, right?!?) Next, I used cajun, Pumpkin Pie, and More Mustard and the stamp set French Foliage. I made my own DSP! Next I added a layer of Chocolate Chip. On top of that, I added strips of cajun, pumpkin, Peach Parfait, and mustard. Before I attached those, I ran this one through the Big Shot with the polka dot folder.
On this one, I ran the strips of paper through the big shot using the lattice folder (same colors).
Next I used my 1 1/4" circle punch and punched 3 circles in pumpkin, and I sponged the edges in pumpkin to create those cute little pumpkins. I used the retired slot punch to punch out a "stem" in Old Olive. Then I sliced a sliver of olive, wrapped it around my paper piercer to create a curly-cue for the pumpkin .
Finally, I stamped the sentiment (from Teeny Tiny Wishes) in cajun on white and punched it with my word window. Then I used the modern label punch to create a base of chocolate.
Here's a close up of the sweet pumpkin. I just love how this looks!
I popped up both the pumpkin and the sentiment using my stampin' dimensionals.
I hope you like them! Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Great Pumpkin!

Here's a close up of the punch pumpkin and a bit of paper curly-cue I created with a sliver of Basic Black paper.
I created these sweet cards for this week's challenge over on Stamping 411.
I tend to make two cards when I make one, so these are slightly different, but the basic card is the same... it is a sketch challenge after all!
The base of both is Pumpkin Pie. Then I used a very old DSP. Then there is a layer of Basic Black and then another DSP layer.
Then I used the Gift Givers stamp set to stamp the sentiment on Whisper White and then punched it out. Then I used my blender pen and colored the pumpkins in Pumpkin Pie. On this one, I sponged the edge of the punched piece.
I created a mini pumpkin by punching three 3/4" circles in pumpkin. I sponged the edges lightly in black. I used my slot punch (retired) to make a little stem, and then I wrapped a sliver of black paper around my paper piercer and stuck that on. Finally, I popped the pumpkin up, covering the scary looking pumpkin. (This one's for my niece who is too young to read my blog... NO ONE tell her!)
On this one, I used Pumpkin Pie to create a boarder around the main sentiment. On this one, both the pumpkin and the sentiment are popped up using stampin' dimensionals.
I thought of this right away when I saw this sketch (and knew I wanted to use my new Gift Givers set). I hope you like them as much as I do! Whatcha think, Prez? You need a few of these for your little people?
Thanks for looking!