Sunday, October 31, 2010

Fall Fun

Hello everyone!!! Are you ready for Halloween??? It doesn't seem possible that today is
October 31.....where did the summer go!! My DH has been working on his Halloween *Haunted Yard* display for two days now. I will have some pictures for you tomorrow...I can't wait for all the Grands to see it!!! Anyway.....
I spent most of yesterday creating in the craft room with fall papers and stamps....I just love the warm, pretty colors of nature this time of year!!! I also wanted to play around with my new owl punch from Stampin Up!....I LOOOVE it!!! I used papers from K&Co. Fall Harvest dp and the branch from Schlosser Designs Boughs stamp set was stamped with Chocolate Chip, cutout, and adhered to the dp. The owl pieces were glued together and attached with dimensionals. The button with twine and the sentiment from Whiff of Joy's 2009 Fall Stamp kit finish it off. I had lots of scraps left over from my first card and decided to make another fall card. The images from Papertrey Ink's First Fruits were stamped on Apricot Appeal and matted with Really Rust that was run through the Cuttlebug with an embossing folder. The card base is Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown and the rust colored twill, button and twine are the only embellishments.
These cards are also for a few challenges:
2. Drunken Stampers - no copics
3. Secret Stampers Saturday Challenge - anything that flies
4. Paper Garden Projects Challenge - any Holiday (Thanksgiving)
5. Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - color challenge: yellow, orange, red, brown
6. Stampin for the Weekend - Halloween or fall
Thanks for stopping by....have a wonderful Halloween celebration!!!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

It's a Shabby Kinda Day!!

Hello everyone....hope your day is going according to plan!! My plan for today is to get a few things done that I have been putting off like weeding the flower beds, mop the floor, and wash the sheets...sound like fun to you???? NOT!!! I keep telling my DH that I need an assistant but he just doesn't understand...LOL!!! Anyway.....on to a much happier subject....
I did quite a bit of stamping yesterday....I actually made two cards for Julia's Ways to Use
My first card features the Color Throw Down #116 colors of Riding Hood Red, Certainly Celery, and Vanilla and Moxie Fab World's Damask challenge. Spellbinders Poinsettia dies were used along with damask flocked dp to create the layered poinsettia. The edges were distressed with Ranger Walnut and gold pearls added to the center. The framed sentiment is a sticker from Bo Bunny. The Rubbernecker Victorian Damask Panel background was stamped with Versamark onto the Certainly Celery background paper and embossed with clear ep. Prima leaves, lace and wrinkled seam binding with the brad center finishes it off.
Stamps: Rubbernecker Victorian Damask Panel
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Vanilla, Certainly Celery, Flocked dp
Ink: Versamark, Ranger Walnut Distress Ink
Accessories: Gold Pearls, Lace, Bo Bunny Framed Sentiment Sticker, Pearl Brad, Seam Binding, Spellbinders Poinsettia dies, Prima Leaves,
This is also for a few other challenges:
1. The Crafty Pad - Christmas
2. The Ribbon Girl - red and green
3. Delightful Challenges- Christmas
4. One Stitch at a Time - Christmas
5. A Spoon Full of Sugar - die cuts/punches
This card was also made for the WT challenge....The Pink Paislee Artisan Elements frame from Stamper's Dream was sponged with Walnut Distress ink and attached over the sentiment image from Rubbernecker's Snowflakes and Stardust set. Snowflakes from the same set were stamped off several times with Riding Hood Red before they were stamped over the sentiment. Sewing was done around the background edges and a punched snowflake with a pearl center and the wrinkled seam binding with a button and twine finish it off.
Stamps: Rubbernecker Snowflakes and Stardust
Paper: Vanilla, Wils Wasabi, SEI dp
Ink: Ranger Walnut Distress Ink, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Artisan Elements Frame, Button, Twine, wrinkles Seam Binding, Snowflake Punch, Pearl, Sewing Machine
Thanks for visiting...hope you have a chance to get your fingers inky today!!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Mothermark's Teapot Tuesday Challenge

Good morning everyone...hope you have all escaped the wild and crazy weather !! We have
been lucky so far...only some wind and hopefully NO rain this weekend. My DH is getting ready for his big Halloween display he puts up each year. He encloses the front yard in old fencing and creates a haunted house. We always have a great turnout...we have friends come over to help set it up and feed everyone before the first goblin arrives...tooo fun!!! Anyway....

I made this card Tuesday for da Mudders Teapot Tuesday seems that the teapotters are going to the Brickyard 500 to help the owner get a little control over the gals, and their pals, find Mick and his driver, and clean up the mess! You can find out all the deets on the challenge post.

The destination station for this weeks challenge is Charlene Merrick's stepson, Jess, who was attacked by a dog and will have plastic surgery to repair the damage to his face. He is quite a Nascar fan so I think he will be thrilled with all the race car themed cards!!

The images from two retired Stampin Up sets, To the Finish and At the Races, were colored with copics. I also used the Making Tracks wheel and popped up the front car and the sentiment.

Thanks for visiting...I hope you have a very special day!!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Creative Belli Challenge #103 and Our Craft Lounge Sketch Challenge #36

Hello everyone and welcome to another Creative Belli Challenge!! The challenge this 2 weeks is to use Flocking or Flower Soft!! Be sure to use something old and forgotten from your stash, too...the Belli Challenge is all about using your old stuff and forgotten treasures!!!

I used the Mojo Monday Sketch #162 and the adorable stamps called Home Tweet Home by Technique Tuesday. They were stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Dusty Durango, and More Mustard. Sewing was done around the edges, Flower Soft was added to the bird house, and the twine bow, Candy Dots, and frindged twill finish it off.

Stamps: Technique Tuesday
Paper: White, Dusty Durango, Really Rust, Fall Harvest dp from K&Co.
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Dusty Durango, More Mustard, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Flower Soft, Sewing Machine, Twill, Twine, Candy Dots, EK Success Scalloped Border Punch

This is for a few other challenges:
1. A Spoon Full of Sugar - lets get punchy
2. Creative Card Crew - punches
3. Let's Ink It Up - make a scene
4. Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge - punches and die cuts
5. Daring Cardmakers - Autumn leaves
6. Stampin for the Weekend - Halloween/fall

Be sure to visit the Creative Belli Design Team Member's blogs to read more details about their designs. You will find lots of awesome ideas!!! If you upload a card to Splitcoast , PCP, Stamp TV or another online gallery be sure to add CBC103 in the keywords section.
Chris Dickinson
Ceal Pritchett
Holly Brown
Anne Harmon
Robin Kirkpatrick
Jessica Stockmeyer
Shelly Schmidt
Maria Matter
Darsie Bruno
Melisa Waldorf
Joy Hadden
Robin Parker
Our Craft Lounge Sketch Challenge #36
Scrapbook Layout
I was really excited when I saw the Our Craft Lounge's Sketch Challenge this week was a scrapbook layout!!! I have started doing a few scrapbook pages and I thought this one was great!!! I have so many pictures of my kids and grandkiddos that I could fill out hundreds of scrapbooks so It's a good thing I got started...LOL!!!
I'm not very good at this but with time, I may get better...that may be wishful thinking...Teeheehee!!

I took my colors from the fish paper called Camping Out by Bella Blvd...My DGD CJ (who is now 15) isn't a very girly girl so I think she will approve of these colors. She went fishing with her Uncle David and her Grandpa a few years ago and had a great time. The stamps from Our Craft Lounge called Fishing With Dad were stamped with Old Olive and the fishing line was drawn on with a creamy Caramel marker.

Fish from the paper were cutout and attached and a ribbon and silver fish brad are the finishing details.

This was just tooo much fun......I'll have to do this more often!!!
Thanks for dropping by...have a great day!!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Birthday Wishes

I actually got up early this morning and started working on a card for my friend Barbara's birthday using the Color Challenge on Splitcoast. This was Joanne's (sleepyinseattle) first challenge and boy, she sure did pick a great color combo: Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, and Crumb Cake. I had to sub Soft Suede for the Crumb Cake and used Memento Rich Cocoa on the branch and popped up bird cage. The dessert option was to use pearls or lace...I added one brown pearl to the flower tag.
I used this weeks sketch #20 from the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge Blog and stamped images from Waltzingmouse Stamp's Asian Garden set onto Prima dp called Annalee from Stamper's Dream. Sewing was done around the edges and wrinkled seam binding, button, twine, and little flower tag made from the larger flowers in the same WM stamp set finished it off.

Stamps: Asian Garden by Waltzingmouse
Paper: Soft Suede, Blushing Bride, Prima dp called Annalee
Ink: Blushing Bride, Memento Rich Cocoa, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Wrinkled Seam Binding, Button, Pearl, Twine, Sewing Machine

Now I have got to work on da Mudder's Teapot Tuesday challenge.....Cindy always has such a fun challenge and a great destination for our cards. It's always such a joy to lift someone up by sending them a card to let them know how special they are!!!!

Thanks for visiting...have a great day!!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Technique Lover's Challenge on Splitcoast - Christmas Ornaments

Hello everyone!! It's my turn to host the Technique Lover's Challenge on Splitcoast this challenge to you is to make Christmas Ornaments!! I have a
really fun and easy ornament to show you. While visiting my friend, Betty's (gbedwright) blog, I saw the cutest pumpkin she made and thought it would make a beautiful Christmas ornament!! I used a Nestabilities die, Reminisce dp called Frosted Flakes, a stick pin with beads, and wrinkles seam binding to make the basic ornament. I also added a button and ribbon corsage for the top. First: cut out 8 of the same shapes...I used a Labels Six Nestabilities.

The 8 shapes were all folded with the back of the paper on the outside. Start with two pieces, line up the backside edges of one side of each , and glue together.

Now, apply glue to one of the back sides and attach another....only glue one side at a time so you always have an open side.

Continue to attach all 8 pieces with the backsides together until you have only one opening left.

It should look something like this.

Attach a piece of score tape or another super sticky tape to the inside.

Lay the pin on the tape with the beads hanging out...this will be the botton of the ornament.

Cut a piece of ribbon about 10 - 12 inches long and lay one end over the tape at the other end. This will be the hanging loop. ( don't look at the glue on the paper yet...I jumped the gun and added my glue before I finished adding the inside stuff!! Boy, was that tricky trying to keep my fingers out of the glue...LOL!!)

Now lay another piece of tape over the ribbon .....

and lay the other end of the ribbon over the tape. NOW you can add the glue to the last paper flap and press the two sides together to close it up and TA DAA.....

you have an ornament!!!

I also added the button and wrinkled seam binding corsage to the top....

with a big glue dot!! Just add it to the top of the ornament.

How fun is this!!!

I made another one using Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses dp, a scalloped round Nestabilities die, wrinkled seam binding, a button, and gold cording. I punched holes at the top of 4 of the flaps and attached the gold cording for the hanger.

This ornament was made from the bird image on this Little Paper Shop's Christmas Wishes set.

The bird image was stamped on the music designer paper by Echo Park Paper Co. called Merry Christmas with Riding Hood Red and cut out.

The image was stamped again on the back of the music dp and cut out.

The music paper will be the back.

Now, add some padding to the middle of the back piece on the inside so the ornament will puff out a little.....

add glue to the edges of the background piece.....

and attach the front. Now you can add some bling, sew the edges, or do a little hand stitching around the edges. Wouldn't this be cute in felt!!! You could also use ornament stamps and decorate you whole tree with hand made ornaments!!!

I just couldn't help myself...I had to make another ornament!!!! This one uses a ribbon spool as the base.

The image from JustRite's Groovy Snowman set was colored with copics and rick rack was glued to the inside of the spool. Next time I make one of these I am going to use my glue gun!!!

Gold cording was added around the inside of the spool for the hanger....

and the image was glued to the front....sooo easy and cute!!! You could also mat the image on a scalloped layer and forget the rick rack....I thought of that after I had the rick rack attached...LOL!!!

The back image is from JustRite's Christmas Treasures set. it's your turn!!! I can't wait to see what you make!!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Taylored Expressions October Blast From the Past Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the Taylored Expressions October Blast from the Past Customer Blog Hop!!!! You are going to find sooo much inspiration along the hop...each project will feature Taylored Expressions Stamps and products. I just love the little cuppies...they are soooo cute and fun to color!!!
I used the darling little Christmas cuppies from Seasons Sweetings .They were colored with copics and the bottom of the middle and right cuppies were paper pieced with the same Bo Bunny paper I used for the background. The rick rack, twill, pearls, felt snowflakes, button, and twine finish it off.
A gel pen was used to highlight the chubby little cheeks and the botton of the white background layer and the matting were cut by hand.
Stamps: Taylored Expressions Season's Sweetings
Paper: White, Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery, Bo Bunny A Gift of Love dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Button, Twine, Felt Snowflakes from Hero Arts, Pearls, Twill, Rick Rack, Copics, Dimensionals

Thursday, October 21, 2010

More Sketch Challenges!!

Good morning everyone......I have been a busy stamper this week!! Our church craft sale is in a few weeks so the crunch is on...I have lots of things started and only a few things finished. Hopefully, I can get the majority of the projects and card sets finished next week. We will have two grandkiddos this weekend so I won't be doing much stamping...especially since Caitlyn is only 3!! Anyway....
I made this card for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #19. The background paper from Webster's Pages was distressed and sewing was done around the edges. The star from Sewing Box - Hugs was stamped on the Webster's Pages dp, cutout, and popped with dimensionals. The sentiment from Oven Fresh Gingerbread Joy was stamped on white cs and sponged with soft sky. The Baker's Twine and button were added to finish it off.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Kraft, Webster's Pages Home for the Holidays
Accessories: Baker's Teine, Button, Sewing Machine
I made this for the Our Craft Lounge Sketch Challenge #35...the Oriental Garden set images were colored with copics and the lanterns were cutout and attached with glue dots. Sewing was done around the edges and the ribbon is the only embellishment...yikes...I must be sick...LOL!!!
Stamps: OCL Oriental Garden
Paper: Vanilla, Basic Gray, Basic Grey's Ambrosia dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Martha Stewart Scallop Border Punch, Sewing Machine

Thanks for stopping by this morning...have a great Thursday!!!