Friday, August 20, 2010

One Lone Pumpkin

Do I ever feel yucky today? I worked in my yard on Saturday planting some perennial ferns and I'm hoping I haven't waited too late. I am was afraid I would have allergy problems because I was not wearing my mask. All I wanted to do was hurry and finish because it was so hot. So hot that I planted three, had to come inside to cool off and go back for the next three. Well, enough of that misery.

Over on SCS, the Free For All challenge was to do a card using more than one stamp. Pretty easy!! I used two. I was ready to make a Fall card again and a Clean and Simple, also. The other challenge on SCS was to crown a new Queen for the Day, Princess Heather. There's very little to say about my card... just stamped my images, popped my pumpkin, added a ribbon and sentiment and it's all finished. Just what I need today...easy peasy.
Stamps: Inkadinkado-Autumn Foliage, All Night Media for grassy images
Paper:SU Always Artichoke and Kraft
Tombows for inking and huffing
Harvest Crafts ribbon

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Birds Sing a Song

Can't believe another week has passed since the last Stampin B challenge. This week, challenge #72 here, DT member, NancyRuth gave the challenge to use a die cut, circle, and a flower on your card. My die cut is my circle.
Stamped my bird image, did a little sponging before removing from the die cut, made use of the cuttlebug for dry embossing, and added a flower and it is finished. I think this is the third card in a row on which I've used the wonderful stamp set from my sis. Funny how something just sets around for a year or two and you use one stamp and fall in love with the complete set. Of course, I'm a bird lover so that could be part of the reason I'm so smitten.
Stamps: Cavallina Papers & Co., Inc.-Birds & Nests, Marks Finest Papers-Our Family Tree (sentiment)
Paper: Stampin'Up! Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip and unknown dp
Ink: Memento Desert Sand for sponging, Tombow Markers for inking and huffing
Accessories: Spellbinder's circle nestability, Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes embossing folder
Martha Stewart woodland branch edge punch, Prima Fleur Nursery Tales
Collection for the flower, Making Memories antique copper brad

Monday, August 16, 2010

Bird and Vines

Today challenges on Splitcoaststampers were the CAS80 and TLC286. I got out the same stamp set I used on the card I posted yesterday. It is the set my sister gave me in the beautiful tin I showed. I've had those stamps for probably two years and never used them. Now that I have, I am just loving them. They're really beautiful, though I had never heard of the company she got them from.

The CAS challenge today was a beautiful sketch and the TLC challenge was to use ribbon without the standard bow or knot. I kept my ribbon very simple since it was also on the Clean and Simple card.

Stamps: Cavallina Papers & Co., Inc. for the bird and vine image
Inkadinkado Garden Flower for the sentiment
Paper: Stampin'Up! Not Quite Navy, white cs from LSS
Ink: Night of Navy
Punch: Martha Stewart Woodland Branch edge punch

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Speedy's Friends and The Play Date Cafe

This week's challenge at The Play Date Cafe is all about earthy colors...dark brown, green, and beige. The challenge can be found here

This card is also for Speedy's Friends challenge #16 and it is to 'Think Flowers'. I made my flower and stamped the same image on it that I used in the corners. This challenge can be found here

Stamps: All Night Media (vines), Birds and Nests-2006 Cavallina Papers & Co., Inc.
Paper: Dark Brown, Green, and Beige cardstock
Ink: Stampin'Up Chocolate Chip
Antique copper brad
Ribbon-EK Success-Adornaments
Thought you would like to see this pretty tin of stamps from my sister. I had not seen one like it.