Monday, September 29, 2014

Get Well Soon

Today I have a fun get well card I created for my sister. Leonard the Pig is such a cute image especially when paired with this fun sentiment!!

I started by stamping Leonard in Memento Black ink on white CS, colored him with Copics, die cut him and then added some faux stitching with a black gel pen. I stamped the last part of the sentiment underneath the image and the first part of it on a banner. The background was embossed and layered on red CS before attaching everything to the white card base. I punched some red flowers and green leaves for accents.

You still have time to join in this week's challenge "Leaf it to me" - you could be the lucky winner of some awesome new stamps!! You can see details here.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Thursday, September 25, 2014


Happy Thursday Everyone. Here in Ohio we are having the most gorgeous fall weather!! It's perfect for going on walks and seeing the leaves that are just beginning to change into wonderful colors. I love fall!

The challenge at DRS Designs is "Leaf it to Me." I'm sure you can guess what you're suppose to do, that's right use leaves on your card. Here's mine:

I used the embedded embossed technique for the leaves. After punching them out, I added a tiny drop of glue, arranged them on the white panel and then ran it through the basket weave folder from Darice. It's becoming my new favorite go to EF! The sentiment was stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa ink, die cut, sponged on the edges with Old Olive ink and faux stitched with a brown gel pen while still in the die. I stamped the open leaf in Old Olive on top after stamping off once. Some layers of orange and Old Olive and a ribbon finish it off. We'd love to have you join in this week's challenge. You could be the lucky winner of 2 stamps from the DRS Designs on line catalog!! You can see details here.

I also have a card I created for this week's Merry Monday challenge. It's a Bingo challenge and I usually find those very fun to do. I really struggled with this card, though. Maybe because I was also trying to use yesterday's sketch challenge at Split Coast Stampers. Who knows? Here are Bingo choices. I went with the middle row: die cut, ribbon and kraft.


And here's my card:

The snowflake is my die cut. I used some red ribbon with kraft snowflakes and of course the kraft paper. The only stamping on this is the sentiment which is stamped in Handsome Hunter ink to go with the green on the DCWV DP. Once I decided with the dp, it came together quickly. The red panel was embossed with a Darice snowflake swirl panel.

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Favorite Veggie

Happy Monday everyone. This week DRS Designs is sponsoring the Fall Colors Challenge at Send a Smile For Kids. This is a great cause and they'd love to have you join them by creating cards for children and donating them. Kind of like Operation Write Home. You can check out their blog spot to learn more about this worthy cause. Here's the card I created.

 I created a hand drawn shaped card similar to this a few years ago, but wanted to try it with my nesties banner dies. I started with the card base and cut white CS with the largest banner die. Next I cut the scalloped banner out of orange CS and attached it to the white base with glue. With the glue it is easier to move the shape around to get it lined up perfectly. Next I die cut the white and yellow pieces with the largest banner die, cutting it off to create the bottom and top of the candy corn. The white piece was dry embossed with a swirls folder. The So Saffron piece was stamped with the Lines of Plenty stamp with VersaMark ink. In the middle I stamped the easy candy corn background with Pumpkin Pie ink. The sentiment was also stamped in Pumpkin Pie ink, corners punched and then sponged along the edges with the same ink. I stamped two candy corn pieces from the candy corn border, colored them with copics, fussy cut and attached them to the sentiment panel with glue dots. Some yellow bakers twine was added before attaching the sentiment panel with pop dots. Hope you like it.

 You can see details of this challenge here. Hope you can find some time to join in the fun!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, September 15, 2014

the beauty of autumn

Our weather has turned unseasonably cool here in NW Ohio. Not sure how long this cooler spell will last, but we are certainly enjoying this cool, crisp, and sunny weather! It definitely gets me in the mood to stamp for the fall holidays. Today my card features our silhouette leaf stamp. I used Pumpkin Pie and More Mustard inks to stamp the leaves on my white layer of CS.

After layering this piece on some pumpkin colored CS, I added some ribbon that was tied in knots first and then taped on the back to hold them in place. This goes perfectly with DRS Designs' challenge this week to use ribbons, but no bows. To finish it off the beauty of autumn greeting was stamped in black ink, die cut, sponged with some pumpkin pie ink and added to the front along with the little leaf button and some baker's twine.

You still have some time to join in this week's challenge "I'm all in Knots." You can see details here. I've also entered this card in the Anything goes Challenge at Loves to Scrap.


DRS Designs is the sponsor this week. So you have two chances to win some great stamps! Hope you can play along!

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Cheerful Heart

I created this card for Our Daily Bread's Challenge to use stitching, real or faux on your cards. I did some faux stitching on the sentiment panel. This was a fairly quick and simple card to create. I started by die cutting all the flowers and gluing them together with glue dots. The white panel was embossed with a Darice basket weave folder. I really like the look of this embossing folder. The sentiment was stamped on white with black ink, die cut and then while still in the die I used a Memento Black marker to do the faux stitching. A flourish and some rhinestones complete the look.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

I'm all in Knots

This week's challenge at DRS Designs is to use ribbon on your card, but no bows. Here's what I came up with.

I started by using Gelatos (orange, green and yellow) on the leaf stamps, brushing with a water brush and then stamping onto the white panel. I really like this look! The sentiment was stamped on white CS and layered on black. The background was created using a 4 in 1 background stamp with VersaMark ink on the yellow and orange CS. These were layered on black too. Before attaching it to the white card base, I added the orange ribbon. I just tied a knot in the ribbon and then taped the ribbon ends on the back of the panel.

You can see details regarding the challenge here.

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Monday, September 8, 2014

If the shoe fits...

Hi everyone. Trust you had a wonderful weekend and found some time to get creative with your stamps. Today I have another Halloween card to share with you. It also goes along with DRS Designs' Hot Trends Challenge to use Sequins and gems on your card.

I started by stamping the two background panels with the argyle background in VersaMark ink on orange and purple CS. These were layered onto the black card base. Next I added the two punched spider web borders in black. The main image was stamped on white CS, colored with Copics, die cut and sponged with Pumpkin Pie ink all along the edges. The sentiment was stamped with black ink, die cut and sponged with VersaColor lavendar ink along the edges. The witch's hat was stamped, colored with Copics, fussy cut and attached above the sentiment with some pop dots. The orange sequins finish it off.

We'd love to see what you create using sequins or gems or both. You could be the winner of some great new stamps! You can see details here.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Monday, September 1, 2014

Halloween & Christmas

Happy Labor Day to those of you who live in the states. Today is a holiday here and both my husband and I have the day off. Instead of relaxing and having a cookout like most people do, we are attempting to remove wall paper from the master bath. Oh, how I hate wall paper!! We tried using the usual methods of removal, but to no avail! Today we are using steam. A friend guaranteed this would work. We shall see!

Before tackling the wall paper, I thought I'd share some cards. I created the first one using the new Raven image (125G). Isn't he rather spooky looking? He does give me an eerie feeling. I paired him with the Peculiar pumpkin patch and added the Happy Halloween arc greeting. Hope you like it.

I stamped the two main images in Memento Black ink on white CS, colored with Copics, then masked them to sponge in the sky, stamped the accent bats, stamped the easy grass background and sponged in the ground. This is layered on orange CS. The greeting was stamped in black ink on white and die cut with two oval dies, then attached to the main image panel with glue dots. Some green and orange gems were added to the upper corners.

This card goes right along with this week's challenge "It Gives Me the Creeps!" You can see details here. We'd love to have you join the fun!

My second card is for this week's Merry Monday Challenge "Gifts." I used my Cricut to cut out the various gifts and glued them together. The Merry Christmas Arc was stamped on the white panel with Memento Black ink before embossing it with a basket weave folder. Some ribbon, snowflakes and rhinestones complete the look.

You can see details of the Merry Monday Challenge here. It's a great way to get a head start on your Christmas cards.

Thanks for stopping by today,