Friday, October 21, 2011

How About Some Snowflakes

I am late getting this card uploaded. I went out of town today and got to visit a super duper scrapbook store. Yes, I had fun, fun. I found some new toys to play with. One was a Punch All Over the Page...not like the original ones which  I found hard to use. This one has a plate with the design underneath to  guide which makes it easier to punch correctly.  This is different than Punch Around the Page which I love. I'll be using my new toy soon. I got the scallop snowflake pattern. Also, I saw a new gadget for threading ribbons of different designs on your card...didn't get it yet. Maybe later. You my have seen these already but I hadn't. They look like fun.

Anyway, I made my card for the QFTD83 on Splitcoaststampers. Her name is Holly aka hollerinastamps. This is her pretty  card I cased to honor her.  She did daisies on the curve but because I am needing to make Christmas cards, I went with snowflakes.

I punched the snowflakes in white and glittered (which doesn't show because I was in a hurry) and punched again in green to put behind the white...all because the white was not showing up very well with the designer paper. I think it helped to do that.  The rest of my recipe is below.

Christmas Inspirations-Make a Christmas card or project using die cuts or punches
Stamps: Hot off the Press-Christmas Words (sentiment)
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler cardstock and Jolly Holiday designer series paper, Stampin'Up! Old Olive cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Martha Stewart Polar Punch and Stamp (snowflake), Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler 1/2" ribbon seam binding, Sentiment piece is Carol Wilson Scrapbooking Kit called Snow Days (purchased a couple years ago), Cuttlebug large snowflakes embossing folder

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Get Well Wishes

 The Stampin' B's Design Team challenge #133 this week is to use scoring on your card. I didn't do a lot of scoring but just what I thought this card needed. I have a double dose of pansies for you today.  The pansies are from a Mark's Finest Papers stamp set called Happy Pansies. I colored them with Copics and added my sentiment, a strip of dp, and a little gemstone. That is it! Hope you'll join us this week.

I'm entering my card into the Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge #77 to use your image two or more times on your card or project.

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers-Happy Pansies
Paper: Stampin'Up! Bermuda Bay cardstock and PTI white cardstock, unknown dp
Ink: Stampin'Up! Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Martha Stewart scoring board, Copics, gemstone

Jolly Ol' Santa

I did the Sketch Challenge on Splitcoaststampers today. Love the sketch. I'm using a Mark's Finest Papers stamp set called Christmas Postage Due. Isn't Santa just so jolly looking? I colored him with Copics and added Crystal Glitter Glue.  Recipe is below.

Stamptacular Sunday-#134- You Choose-Create any card or project you like
KB Cute Monday #31- Anything Goes

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers-Christmas Postage Due
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Greetings of the Season paper pack -Hobby Lobby
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Martha Stewart Polar Stamp and Punch (snowflakes), Gary M. Burlin Crystal Glitter Glue, Copics

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

OWH Fundraiser

  Operation Write Home is a not-for-profit organization that collects and sends handmade greeting cards to American soldiers for their use in keeping touch with their families back home. They need to raise $13,000 to cover holiday shipping costs.

Among other fundraisers going on at the same time, K 'n K Designs will be selling 7 new digi sets designed exclusively for this cause. These include 4 sets by Katlyn and 3 sets by Deedee Anderson. Each "set" includes an image and some greetings, in both Jpeg an PNG file formats, all in a zip file.
I'm using a set by Deedee Anderson called Snow Thankful.

These sets are available for just $2 each, or in various value bundles (e.g. get them all for just $10!), with all proceeds (minus Paypal fees) donated to Operation Write Home.

The sets can be purchased at the K 'n K blog (NOT their store) from October 17th thru noon November 1st.
The blog is here: All purchases will be emailed out within 24 hours of payment clearance.

 Those who don't craft but would still like to aid the cause can donate directly to OWH. Info on how to do that is at this page:

If you are making a card, please read the guidelines. I have a large bow on my card which is probably not appropriate but can be easily removed before mailing.

Stamps: K 'n K Designs (digi image by Deedee Anderson) Snow Thankful
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Me & My Big Ideas dp (no name), Stampin'Up! Not Quite Navy
Accessories: ribbon FX red/white stripe, Copics

Shaped Card for Tuesday Throwdown

This week's Tuesday Throwdown challenge #71 is sponsored by Catherine Pooler, Stampin'Up! demonstrator. Here is her website. She has a prize for the winner.

Our challenge is to make a 'shaped card'. I used my Top Note Die to make my card and
the Stampin'Up! set, Delightful Decorations. The ornament has been clear embossed to give it a sheen. It is hanging with a Flower Soft peel off sticker that resembles a chain. I ran my card through the Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder and used a Martha Stewart drippy goo punch (for icicles) to make the header. It is covered in SU Dazzling Diamonds.

We hope you'll join us with your shaped card this week.

Stamps: Stampin'Up! Delightful Decorations
Paper: SU Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler cardstock,  PTI white cardstock
Accessories: VersaMark, heat embossing tool, Martha Stewart drippy goo punch for icicles, Martha Stewart glue pen, Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, Flower Soft peel off sticker (chain), Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sweetest Day

Sweetest Day? I have to tell you I had never heard of a holiday called Sweetest Day. That is the challenge at MFPSPEEDYTV this week. I looked it up and it seems, according to Wikipedia, it is celebrated primarily in the Great Lakes region and parts of the Northeast United States on the third Saturday in October. Being in the South, we never celebrated that day.

I asked my coordinator at MFPSpeedyTV about it and she said I could make something for my sweetheart. I am guessing this is kind of a Valentine's Day holiday. Hope I wasn't supposed to make something with candies as some people indicated the holiday was started by the candy industry.

I like my little froggie and the cheerful paper I used. The stamp sets are from Mark's Finest Papers, Our Side of the Pond and Our Family Tree (sentiment).  I colored and cut out my froggie twice, popping only his head on double. I also popped the cattails. The sponging is for a look of sunshine and then I added brads. I'm using the MS punch around the page that looks like a frog to me (just take a long look). Do you see the frogs? Of course, that is not what it really is supposed to be. 

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers-Our Side of the Pond, Mark's Finest Papers-Our Family Tree (sentiment)
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! chocolate chip, unknown dp
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip and Memento Dandelion
Accessories: Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page (quilted), sponge, gold brads, Copics