Friday, October 22, 2010

QFTD32 on Splitcoaststampers, Bah! Humbug! challenge

Today's Queen For the Day on Splitcoaststampers is Linda aka morningsun47. What a deserving, sweet person. I am so glad to case one of her cards. I am really loving the CAS cards lately and wanted to do another one today. I just ruined my embossing folder by getting a speck of ink on one side so I had to find a plan other than the one I started with. You know how a speck of ink would magnify on a photo. Ugh!
So, the card I cased had used a partial folder. I cut mine in half, used that section, and because both ends were the same, I cut out the poinsettia on the opposite end, sponged it, and popped on dimensionals for my embellishment. In the end, I really liked it.

I'm also entering my card into this challenge: Bah! Humbug!  Their challenge #41 this week is elegance. It is your personal choice of what constitutes elegance and I am going with the simplicity of my card and I think the sentiment is very elegant.
Stamp: Set made for Hobby Lobby called Happy Holiday Christmas 2009
Paper: Stampin'Up! Real Red cardstock, white cardstock
VersaMark Dazzle-frost
Decorating Chalks by Craf-T-Products
Stampendous white embossing powder
Cuttlebug Holiday Plus Shapes embossing folder (bundle)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Treehouse Stamps, Digi Contest Image

Oct. 28, 2010-Due to unforeseen circumstances, I had to remove this card from the contest.
Who doesn't love a cupcake? This one is the digi image Treehouse Stamps asked that you use for  THE TREEHOUSE BLOG MONTHLY CONTEST. I decided to make a Thanksgiving card with mine. I watercolored the image with a brush and Tombow Markers.

Digi Image from Treehouse stamps
Paper: PTI white cardstock, dp is unknown, Stampin'Up! chocolate chip and old olive, Canson watercolor paper
Accessories: Spellbinders Fleur Di Lis die cut, Martha Stewart pumpkin patch edge punch, ribbon from Hobby Lobby,  brad is Recollections dimensional stickers, Sizzix Branch with leaves die cut, Lime green stickles

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Got Fangs? Stampin B's Design Team, Pile It On, Stamp Something, Stampin for the Weekend

I just love this little trick or treater. I picked him up at Hobby Lobby. We have hunreds of trick or treaters coming to our house on Halloween. Therefore, we buy lots of candy and fun items. We started buying several weeks ago. Halloween will be celebrated in my city on Saturday night this year because of it falling on Sunday.
Vicky Gould is the hostess this week for the Stampin B's Design Team challenge #81  and gave us a fun challenge to make a Halloween card with no orange and no black. Wouldn't you know, I forgot and started putting black bats on mine and stamped the houses in black. I had to start over and found out by going online that there are brown bats(disk-winged bat, for one) so that is what I have here.
This time, I used red, white, brown, and a lot of gray for my card. I colored the windows with a yellow Tombow Marker.
The cloak and face are paper pieced. I think his little fangs are so cute!

I'm entering these challenges, also: Stampin' For the Weekend #49   Halloween/Fall
Pile It On#41   Kid Themed Halloween
Stamp Something  Halloween Somethings

Stamps: Stampendous BlockArt Give Candy, Stampabilities Haunted House
Paper: Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler and Chocolate Chip,  PTI white cardstock, Hobby Lobby gray cardstock
Ink: StazOn Dove Gray
Accessories: Martha Stewart bat punch and ghosts corner punch

Santa Bunny in the Forest

I love the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #19 this week. It allows me to do a clean and simple card. I am beginning to love the white space more and more.
This little Santa bunny sitting in the snow reminds me of cards I see at Christmas where all the animals are gathered in the forest on Christmas Eve night...just so adorable.

Hope you'll click on my card for a better view. I have a new camera and have so much to learn about it. Yikes!

I'm entering these challenges also: Sweet Stamper Challenge #48 to use ribbon
Craftalicious #10- Anything Goes
Recipe: Holiday Snowglobe Rubber Stamp Set, A Muse Birch Forest with Leaves (I left off the leaves for a winter scene), Stampin'Up! Delightful Decorations
Paper: PTI white cardstock
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Go With the Grain red ribbon, Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds, Copics, EK Success 3/4" circle punch

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Blogger Award

Sally Atkins gave me this wonderful blogger award a few weeks ago and I'm just now getting it posted. You know how things get so busy and I had a week away from home and then catch up time. Whew! Thanks so much to Sally found here: Cards for All Reasons What a delightful blog to visit.

You are supposed to give 7 facts about yourself and pass on to 7 other bloggers.

1. I am a Christian.
2. My Fall season Saturdays are usually spent going to college football games.
3. Working in my yard is one of my favorite things.
4. Christmas cards are my favorite to make.
5. I sing in two choirs.
6. If I eat onions at night, I have nightmares.
7. My favorite holiday is Christmas.

I am passing this award on to the following bloggers:
Deena-A Necessary Creativity
Pam-Stamps Inc
Diane-Diane's Workshop
Silva-Basslady Creations
Carol-Our Little Inspirations
Heather-Princess Scrapper Stamper
Francie G.-Francie's Fancy

These bloggers are wonderful stampers, quick to comment either on my blog or SCS, some are really good pals, and all have lovely blogs.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Midnight Madness-It's All About the Bears

My card is for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #75. There are two sketches to choose from and I chose fancy one, shown above, adding a ribbon and brad at the bottom of my image. Also, I flipped the sketch.

Recipe: Holly Berry House
Paper: Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip cardstock, Peach cardstock from Hobby Lobby, dp is unknown, Canson watercolor paper
Ink: StazOn Saddle Brown, Memento Desert Sand for sponging
Bow colored with Copics - Bear is watercolored with brush
Accessories: Spellbinders deckle nestabilitie, misc. ribbon (twisted to fit), Making Memories Deco Metal copper brad, Pearls from a friend-Pam124

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Christmas Tree-Speedy's Friends

This week for Speedy's Friends challenge #25, Geri gave the challenge to do stitching or faux stitching on your card. That is a challenge that causes much trembling. LOL Let me tell you, I can't make a straight stitch. My sister gave me a Janome for Christmas last year but I never have time to practice on it because I'm always making cards. You know..the addiction! So, I just used some faux stitching on my envelope..couldn't find a spot on my card for it. Not very good planning, I suppose. I also stamped the same MFP's tree on the envie as the card.

I stamped my tree twice for dimension, cut out, and placed on top of my die cut. I like it except I wish I had stitching on it...maybe soon I'll master that.

Other challenges I'm entering: Paper Cutz #63 Anything Goes

Just Inspirational Challenges #16 Anything Goes


Stamps: Mark's Finest Paper-Snowman Country

Paper: Stampin'Up Old Olive, PTI white cardstock

Accessories: Spellbinders Fancy Tags & Shapeabilities Lattice Pendant, SU Old Olive ribbon, Martha Stewart Stamp & Punch Polar (snowflake), SU Dazzling Diamonds, tree stamped in white ink and clear embossing powder, Martha Stewart tiny rhinestones, Cuttlebug Holiday Plus Shapes embossing folders (bundle), Tombow markers, template for faux stitching