Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Monday.  I hope you had a happy and restful Thanksgiving.

Today's Clean & Simple Challenge at SplitcoastStampers is to use a flower accent on your card/project.  My flower is handmade.  They're so much fun to make, and easy too!  Several months ago I found this great tutorial  by Jenni.  Her flower was the inspiration for mine.  The ribbon I used has a beautiful sheen and color to it, however this picture just doesn't do it justice. 


Here's my second card.  This is also for today's Clean & Simple Challenge. It's 4 1/4 square with a coordinating envelope.  I was trying to come up with a few ideas for Christmas thank you notes.  I was going for cute and easy.  Something I could make into sets.  The jury is still out on this one...

Suppy List

Stamps: Miss You - unknown, Thanks - A Muse
Ink:  Memento
Paper:  Archiver's Kraft
Accessories:  Lace, Pearl, Michaels Christmas Pick, Handmade Ribbon Flower, Michaels Paper Bridal Flowers, Bling

Have a great week,


Christmas Tags

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Monday!  I was playing around with Christmas tags last night and wanted to share them with you.
I used my new Gina K labels set.  As I was playing, I realized the possibilities are endless... with this adorable set.  I just need more time.


Stamps:  Gina K. Designs, Sentiment-Hero Arts
Paper:  Stampin' Up
Ink:  Memento, Tuxedo Black & Rhubarb Stalk
Accessories :  ribbon, Baker's Twine, Tulle, Michael's Paper Bridal Flowers, Flat Pearls and Michael's Christmas Pick.

I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving.


CAS93 Happy Fall

Monday, November 15, 2010

Happy Monday!  Thanks for stopping by.
When I was trying to decide what Christmas image I was going to use for my card today, I realized that I've made very few Fall/Thanksgiving card or projects this season.  I really enjoy Fall and all that it has to offer.  The leaves changing color, pumpkin bread, picking apples, but most of all I enjoy Thanksgiving.  For me, it's a time for reflection.  A time for family and traditions.  So, I quickly switched gears and started thinking Fall.  

You can find the CAS93 (Clean & Simple) Challenge at SplitcoastStampers.

Today's CAS (Clean & simple) Challenge was to use this sketch as inspiration.

Stamps:  A Muse
Paper:  Kraft
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa
Accssesories:  Ribbon, Tombow Markers and Martha Stewart Doilies

Happy Fall


One-Layer Wednesday

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I can't believe I'm actually posting for a second time today. 

There are about 4-5 weekly challenges I enjoy.  Even if I don't have time to play, it's always fun to see what they are.  Tonight I just happened to pop over to Susan Raihala's blog, Simplicity to see what the One-Layer Wednesday (OLW) Challenge was.  This week Jennifer Styles is hosting the OLW Challenge on her blog, Syles Ink.  The challenge was to make a card using two or more of the elements mentioned in the title of her blog post ( birds and the Bees, and the flowers and the trees).  Additionally, your card needed  to incorporate a sentiment, and could be any theme.  Standing in front of my craft table attempting to pick up my mess from earlier today, this Inkadinkado stamp caught my eye.  That's it, I thought to myself.  That's the image for my OLW card. 

I couldn't believe how quickly this card came together.  This never happens.  I could see myself making a few sets in different colors.


Paper:  Stampin' Up
Ink:  Memento Potter's Clay
Stamp:  Inkadinkado (image) A Muse (sentiment)


Sketch Challenge 306

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I love today's sketch at SplitcoastStampers!  I'm definitely going to use this one again.


I colored Santa's Coat with Copics.  I'm still working on my blending technique.  The doilie behind the image is from Martha Stewart.  The collar, cuffs and bottom the jacket has iridescent glitter.  It doesn't show well in the picture.


Stamps:  A Muse
Paper:  American Crafts, Stampin' Up, Gina K Designs
Accessories:  Ribbon, Button, Baker's Twine, Martha Stewart Doilies, Spellbinders

I hope to have some Christmas Tag and a Christmas project to show you soon.  Thanks for stopping by.


Mojo Monday on Tuesday

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

It's been a busy week and it's only Tuesday...  Alright, let me tell you about today's card.  I wanted to make a special card for my oldest daughter Sarah, because I was taking her to get her driving permit this afternoon.  As I was trying to come up with a layout for my card I remembered yesterday's Mojo Monday Sketch It was perfect for what I had in mind.  If you are looking for some great sketches, check out the Mojo Monday Sketch Blog.  You won't be dissapointed.

Here's my card.  The envelope was made from a map I picked up at the Thrift Store. I love the way it added to the whole driving theme.  The punch art design came from my Stampin' Up Demonstrator, Mandy Grant

This is my daughter, Sarah.  This picture was taken just a few weeks ago when we went to pick up her Letterman's jacket. It's been pretty exciting around our house lately!

Have a great week,

Today's Clean and Simple Challenge

Monday, November 8, 2010

Today the CAS Challenge at SplitcoastStampers was a color challenge.  The colors we were asked to use were soft pink, old olive, kraft and/or white. I didn't do much stamping on this card, but had fun playing with my Sizzix dies.


Paper:  Stampin' Up, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Kraft, DP- from my scraps
Ink:  Memento, Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Sizzix, Bling, Tulle, Sponge

Thanks for stopping by.....Have a awesome week.


SplitcoastStampers Sketch Challenge 305

Thursday, November 4, 2010

This card is 4 1/4 square...I just love this size. I used the sentiment from Gina K's new Winter Wings Set. Now that I have this adorable set out, I have to make another card using one of the main images! To find this Sketch Challenge and how to play along, go to SplitcoastStampers. From the Home page move down to Weekly Challenges.  They are always a wonderful source of inspiration!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Gina K. Designs - Winter Wings
Paper: Stampin' Up - Solids    Designer Paper - From My Stash
Ink: Memento - Rich Cocoa & Potter's Clay
Accessories: Spellbinders, Vintage Lace, Glitter Leaf (Hobby Lobby), Sponge  

Thanks for stopping by.


CAS91 With Sympathy

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I can't believe it's already November!  Where has the year gone?  Before you know it, it will be Thanksgiving.  Ok, someone stop this Speeding Train...I need to get off! 

Let me show you today's CAS (Clean and Simple) Challenge at Splitcoaststampers - The Challenge was to make a CAS sympathy card. Not my favorite type of card to make, although I have to admit it's nice to have some in my stash....Thanks Jen  (Jen is our CAS Challenge Hostess).  I can't forget to give credit to Gina K Designs for this Gate Fold "with a twist" card.  Please check out Stamp TV for a great tutorial on this Gate Fold .

This view shows how the card opens.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.


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