Saturday, October 30, 2010
Happy Saturday! Here it is Halloween and I'm ready for all the goblins and ghosts that will come. But, today I'm in a Christmas mood. I love this tree by Impression Obsession and added a little snow and ice to it for a wintry look and then placed my little bird on the lower branches.
Challenges entered: Speedy's Friends #27 Holiday Card
4 Crafty Chicks #9 Roll With the Punches-use punches or die cuts
Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoaststampers
Stamps: Impression Obsession-Small Twiggy Tree, Hot Off the Press-Christmas Words (sentiment), bird is an inchie stamp-unknown company
Paper: Stampin'Up Real Red, Bazzill white cardstock, Graphic 45 Christmas Past Collection dbl sided Letter to Santa
Accessories: Stampin'Up Dazzling Diamonds, Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page-Woodland Branch/ Bird and Branch, gingham ribbon, Liquid Applique
Friday, October 29, 2010
My card today is for the Queen for the Day on Splitcoaststampers. This challenge is posted every Friday and this person will remain Queen for the rest of the week until another one is appointed. Today it is Hilda aka Broom. I cased one of her adorable 'mouse' cards. I am still into making Christmas cards so I changed my image from a mouse (Hilda's) to a house...church house, that is. I guess my love for old churches inspired me to buy this stamp. I really love it.
I am entering my card into the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge-Use die cuts or punches
Now to show my church and cemetery that I came upon as I was coming home from Orange Beach, AL
This church is located 8 miles east of Demopolis, AL. It is a Carpenter Gothic style built in 1873 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in Nov., 1973 and declared a National Landmark at the same time.
Stamps: A Muse Artstamps-Village Chapel, Hot Off the Press-Christmas Words set (for sentiment), small trees are inchie stamps from Hobby Lobby
Paper: Stampin'Up! Real Red cardstock, white cardstock, Canson water color paper
Accessories: Cuttlebug herringbone embossing folder, liquid applique, Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds, Tombow markers, Offray ribbon -Old/Gold, Star is by Christmas Crafts-Let it Snow
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
As hostess this week of the Stampin B's Design Team, I gave the challenge to make a Thanksgiving card/project using pumpkin images. I just love pumpkins and going to the pumpkin patch. Aren't they great for little ones...all kinds of rides, face painting, games galore, and choosing just the right pumpkin/pumpkins
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This was my first tent card and it was really fun. I found the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers. It is in the resource section. I did a search for 'tent cards' and found the instructions. I stamped my pumpkins, water colored them, cut out, and attached one inside. I made my cut out and frame with two circle nestabilities, one just a size larger than the other.
Other challenges I'm entering with this card:
A Spoonfull of Sugar #127 Let's Get Punchy - use die cuts or punches
Paper Garden Projects Fourth Friday Challenge - Holiday Cards
Tip Top Tuesday #7 Anything Goes Challenge
Also, I'm in a fun group on Splitcoaststampers called Punchkateers and we have decided to start having challenges. This is the 2nd one and it is to use die cuts or punches. So, this card fits that challenge perfectly.
Stamps: Stampin'Up! Autumn Harvest
Paper: Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip, K&CO Specialty Paper-Fall Harvest, Canson watercolor paper
Accessories: Two sizes of Spellbinder's Circle Nestabilities, Tombow markers, Brad is Recollections
Sunday, October 24, 2010
I've gotten back from church and just couldn't wait to make a card for two challenges today. One is for Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge#26 and for the Featured Stamper on Splitcoaststampers, Lynette aka LynniePoo. What a wonderful gallery of cards to choose from to do a case.
Speedy Friends challenge is to use a punch or die cut. Yes, that is easy peasy and fun!!!
I love Christmas oranments and I have an ornament punch I'm enjoying using for this card. Each ornament was punched twice and put two together of the same for dimension. My ornament hangers are gold braid from Flower Soft..love it, and it is so easy to work with. The hard part of my card was adding those tiny, gold specks of braid left over from peeling off my ornament hangers from the package. They probably aren't really meant to used but I thought they made my ornaments much more elegant and decorative.
Stamps: Stampin'Up! Delightful Decorations
Ink: Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler
Paper: SU Cherry Cobbler, PTI white cardstock
Accessories: 3/4" circle punch, Cuttlebug Holiday Plus Shapes embossing folder (bundle), Flower Soft gold braid strips