Monday, September 30, 2013

Happy Birthday

Tomorrow is my brother in law's birthday so I'm sharing a quick and easy birthday card that uses fall colors and looks rather masculine. At least to me it does. Sometimes I find it rather difficult to come up with masculine cards. Girls are so much easier!!

I started by cutting the panels from pumpkin, old olive and gold colored CS. On the gold and old olive panels I stamped our silhouette leaf in More Mustard and Old Olive. The gold panel has a sheen to it, so the leaves don't show up too well. They really are there though and look quite nice in real life! On the pumpkin panel I stamped the open leaf in Pumpkin Pie ink. These are attached to the chocolate card base. The greeting is part of the multi birthday stamp and was stamped in Pumpkin Pie on pumpkin CS, layered on chocolate and attached to the card base. Some orange and green dew drops were added to finish the look. No ribbons or bows since it's for my brother in law. Hope he likes it.

The weekly challenge is "So Spooky it's Scary." Now doesn't that sound like fun?!! We'd love to have you join us.

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happy Monday!

Happy Second Day of Fall!! I can't believe summer is over already. It went by way too fast for me!! Though I must admit, I love the cooler weather and the beauty of fall flowers, leaves and pumpkins. I have a friend who's birthday is next month, so today I am sharing a birthday card I made for her using the Sunflower Trio and Sunny Days Birthday greeting. Sunflowers make me think of sunshine so I like pairing these two stamps go together.

I started by stamping my birthday greeting in Memento Black ink on white CS, die cut it with a nestie and then sponged Pumpkin Pie ink around the edges while it was still in the die. The Sunflowers were stamped also stamped on white CS, colored with copics and fussy cut. I stamped them a second time and colored the center flower, fussy cut it, added seed beads and popped it up on the original flowers before adding it to the sentiment panel. The orange layer was embossed with the Spellbinders leaf folder and layered on the brown card base. Some brown ribbon and a leaf button complete the look. Hope you like it!

This week's challenge is "The Eyes Have It." We want to see how you use those googlie eyes! You can see details here. We'd love to have you join the fun!

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Monday, September 16, 2013

With Sympathy

Today I have a sympathy card to share with you. These are my least favorite cards to create, though I know they do bring some comfort and love to those who are hurting. This is for a friend who just lost her mom this week.

I started by stamping the medium daisy bloom three times, colored them with Copics, die cut with a square nestie and then layered them on some purple CS. The With Sympathy sentiment was stamped on the bottom corner with Memento Black ink before embossing this panel with a Darice flower folder. This is also layered on the same purple CS and everything is attached to a white card base.

There's still time to join this week's challenge. You can see details here.

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Ghouls just wanna have fun!

Today I have a Halloween card to share with you. I just love this cute sentiment. It makes a fun Halloween card.

I stamped the main image with Memento Black ink on white CS, colored with Copics and die cut it. The ribbon slide witch's hat was also stamped with Memento Black ink on white CS, colored with Copics, fussy cut and added to the main image with a glue dot. A satin black bow was added to the hat. The purple panel was stamped with the Eeeek background using VersaMark. This panel is layered on black CS that was punched with a scalloped border. The sentiment was stamped with black ink on the bottom corner. Some colored rhinestones were added to finish the look. I think this will go to my daughter for Halloween! She'll appreciate the sentiment.

There's still time to join in this week's challenge: It's so Bright in Here! We'd love to have you play along. You can see details here.

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Merry Monday Challenge #73

The Merry Monday Challenge this week is to use kraft, red and green on your card. Here's my card for this challenge.

I stamped my Holly image and sentiment with VersaMark ink on kraft CS, embossed both with detail white embossing powder, then colored the holly with my Copics. I like the look this technique gives. The top half of this panel is embossed with the CB snowflake folder. Red gingham ribbon, a star button, bakers twine and a red layer were added before attaching it to the main kraft card base.

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Thursday, September 5, 2013


This week's challenge at DRS Designs is to use bright colors on your card. It is the perfect challenge for creating Halloween cards. Here's the card I made.

My card base is black CS with a layer of bright orange that was embossed with the Fiskars spider web plate after stamping the "Fang"tastic greeting. The side panel was stamped with both the accent bats and the small Happy Halloween greeting in Memento Black, layered on black CS and added to the card base. The tree branch was stamped in black on the bright orange and layered on black CS. I stamped the goofy bat on white CS, fussy cut and added him to the tree branch with a glue dot. Some punched bats were added to finish the look.  Hope you like it.

We'd love to have you come join the fun. You can see details here.

I also have a card for this week's Tuesday Morning Sketches.

I started with a Bravo Burgundy Card base, added a layer of holly DP and a gingham ribbon. The square panel is die cut along with the poinsettia. Some rhinestones were added for the center berries. I just realized there's no stamping on this card. I guess the sentiment will be going on the inside!!  It's a great sketch. Here's the link to TMS.

Until next time,

Monday, September 2, 2013

Happy Labor Day

Today is Labor Day in the USA. For many it means a day off. For me it means a day free to stamp and create!! Well, at least this morning. This evening we will be hosting a cookout with some friends.

DRS Designs has some new Christmas stamps just being released, so I thought I'd share a card I created using the new Christmas Fence stamp. I had just gotten back from a trip where we drove through Kentucky and saw all the beautiful pastures with white wooden fences, so of course I made my fence white.  :-)

I started with a white card base and added a real red layer. I stamped the Christmas Fence and the Tree Line border with Memento Black ink on white card stock, colored the images with Copics, sponged Bashful Blue ink in the sky and added some crystal stickles to the snow lines and base of the fence for sparkle. The sentiment was stamped in black ink on white, die cut and layered on a red die cut panel that was attached with snowflake brads. This card really does remind me of that drive through Kentucky!!

Thanks for stopping by today. This week's challenge is "Mad about Plaid." We'd love to have you join us. You can see details here.

Until next time,