Saturday, September 25, 2010

QFTD28, Inspiration Challenge, Crazy4Challenges

The good news I have today is it's raining at my house. We are about 12 inches behind in rainfall. My utility bill will be a large one this time for watering...have to save the grass, shrubs, and flowers.

I am really not fond of this mix of colors nor my ribbon. I made a Halloween card yesterday that I really liked and am not in the summer mood but I was doing a color challenge and it is what it is.

This is the color inspiration I used from the splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge today. I managed to include some of the colors. The handbag is from a
company called TADENBERG.

I'm also entering this card into Crazy4Challenges They want to see some bling. Mine will be the button and the sparkling Stickles on my leaves.

The card is also for Carla aka cmsuto on Splitcoaststampers. She is Queen For the Day, although she will wear the crown all week until another Queen is named

Stamp: Hero Arts-Long Stemmed Flowers
Paper: SU Melon Mambo cardstock, PTI white cardstock, SU Flock Together dp
Ink for sponging: SU Melon Mambo and Taken With Teal
Tim Holtz Distressed embossing powder-peeled paint
EK Success-Flowers and Flourish border punch
Sizzix branch with leaves
Spellbinders oval nestabilities
SU button-sherbert
SU Melon Mambo ribbon

Friday, September 24, 2010

A Scary Night-F4A31, Tuesday Taggers, Charisma Cardz, Paper Playtime

Yea, it's Friday! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend planned.
I'm in a Halloween mood today (don't know is so hot here) but I wanted
to use some of my new supplies...punches, wheel, stamp, ribbon. O.K. enough! LOL
I think the card looks rather like an easel card but it is just the cut that makes it look that way. Also, I punched my spiral in different cuts..I guess to make it look spooky. ????? Funny!
My card is for these challenges:
Splitcoaststampers Free For All, F4A31- Use scallops
Paper Playtime found here AUTUMN-interpret as you like, including Halloween
Tuesday Tagger here IT TAKES ALL SORTS
Their sponsor this week is Ribbon Oasis here
Charisma Cardz here ANYTHING GOES

Stamp-Inkadinkado (no name) purchased at Michael's
Stampin'Up! Jumbo wheel-Frightful Fence
Tim Holtz Alterations Textured Fades Bricked and Woodgrain embossing folder set
Tombow Markers
Martha Stewart bat punch, Martha Stewart ghost corner punch, Stampin'Up! ticket corner punch, Stampin'Up! spiral punch
Spider Web Ribbon-American Craft DLR Halloween
Paper: SU Sahara Sand, PTI white cs, Black textured cs from Hobby Lobby
Versa Mark
Zing black embossing powder
Staz On jet black
Brick wall smeared in SU Soft Suede
Whew!!!! That's it!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fall Pumpkins and Leaves/Thanksgiving-Stampin B's Design Team, WT289-SCS

Here it is the first day of Fall so I decided for the Stampin B's Design Team challenge today I would make an Autumn card. I believe pretty colored leaves and pumpkins qualify. Vicki Dutcher, our hostess this week, challenged us to do piercing on our card. I love what piercing does for a card and used a digital template from Angel's Landing to pierce the top of my card and added a few pearls given to me by my good friend on Splitcoaststampers, Pam124. Thanks, Pam! Hope you like my Fall creation to start the season off with some color.
Come and join us with your pierced project this week at the Stampin B's here.
I'm also entering my card in the Ways To Use It challenge, WT289 on Splitcoaststampers to make a holiday card whether it be Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.

Stamp: Stampin'Up! Fall Leaves for sentiment
Paper-The Paper Studio-All Over Pumpkins, Mark's Finest Papers Corn Husk, SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Marvy Craft Punch-Embossed Oak Leaf, Spellbinder's deckle nestabilitie, rust-colored raffia, orange pearls, gold leaf pen for veins of leaves
Technique: piercing

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Vintage Roses

I am so in love with this vintage paper and don't know the name of it. I think I picked it up at a scrapbook store. I wanted to use it with my die-cut frame. I used a Flourishes stamp of leaves and branches (Home Tweet Home) and cut it down considerably. Several of the leaves are covered with Stickles. The flowers are punched and I put glossy accents and dazzling diamonds on them to dry overnight. I am using a sketch (shown above) from the MMSC. I lowered my image and frame and placed to the left because I couldn't stand to cover those beautiful roses.

Challenges entered: Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge
Glitterbabe's Challenge #12 'Anything Goes'
A Spoonfull of Sugar #122 'Anything Goes'
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #85 Celebrate (Guess I'm coming up with my own reason to celebrate as they said you could---guess I'm just celebrating getting to use this dp I love.) I know, 'Hello' isn't the best celebration sentiment going. LOL

Stamp: Flourishes-Home Tweet Home (cut down)
Paper: dp unknown, SU Real Red, SU Very Vanilla
Frame: K&CO embossed die-cut frame
Ribbon: Lush by My Mind's Eye (green), Ribbon FX (red)
Flowers: Martha Stewart hydrangea, Martha Stewart Stamp and Punch (flower)
Stickles: Lime Green
Glossy Accents by Ranger
Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Holiday Hugs and Kisses With Lace Doily

Tried something new today. I saw a tutorial on Joan Ervin's blog here: on lace sponging. Joan said you can also use a punched border but I thought I would try a doily because I couldn't find one piece of lace. Ugh! I placed it over my corner and sponged with Memento Desert Sand ink. I thought it made a nice corner.

My card is for these challenges: JustRite to use dark red, black, and ivory. Also make your own embellishment, ex: diecut, crocheted flower, etc. Mine is
the doily I sponged and my die cut. Challenge #036

Just Us Girls #51 here Use green, red, and black-color challenge

Secret Crafter Saturday:This challenge is 'Anything Goes'. You have to love that.

Stamp: JustRite - A Merry Little Christmas set
Paper: SU Cherry Cobbler, SU Very Vanilla, Black cs from Hobby Lobby, unknown dp
Tombow Markers
Accessories: Spellbinders Fleur Di Lis, 2 poinsettias from a friend, rhinestone

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Just Rite (Featured Stamper)

Today is Featured Stamper Sunday on Splitcoaststampers. I love the gallery of Kristen aka eberlinek. Sunday's are a very busy time with church and other activities, but I chose a card to case and got to work on another Christmas card. They are favorite kind to create.
I love Just Rite stamps more and more.This is a 1 5/8".

I'm entering my card into The Shabby Tea Room challenge to make a card inspired by nature or to use green. They are located here.

Stamps: Just Rite-Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas set
Paper: Deja View 4 Leaf Magic, SU Real Red, white cs
Accessories: Spellbinder's Shapeabilities-Fleur Di Lis (cut apart), Spellbinders circle and circle scallop nestie, Martha Stewart stamp and punch (Polar), gemstones by Darico
SU Real Red ribbon, Celebrate It Holiday (stripe) from Michael's, sheer ribbon