Friday, October 7, 2011

Be Merry

Another Friday, another Queen for the Day on Splitcoaststampers. I cased this card. It is time to get started on Christmas cards so I don't end up in a panic as it draws near. This is a card that could be made quickly. Of course, I like variety so we'll see.

Stamps: JustRite-Merry and Bright
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Night of Navy
Ink: Stampin'Up! Night of Navy
Accessories: Martha Stewart Aspen Snowflakes, Cuttlebug embossing folder-snowflake, rhinestones

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Love Scissors

I have a small collection of scissors and when I saw this stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers called
Sew What?, I fell for those beautiful scissors. My card is for the Stampin' B's Design Team challenge #131 given by Lois to do a one layer, no white card.

I  used Kraft paper and a Cuttlebug embossing folder called Rebecca. Stamped the sentiment and tied the ribbon and I love the card. Maybe I should send it to my sister. She made the pretty box I'm showing below for me to store the scissors I'm collecting. It is really beautiful and she used a lot of gold and silver metallic threads (even in the background which doesn't show here). It stores a lot of small scissors.

 Here are a few. I especially wanted the second pair from the left to show as they have beautiful flower designs on them. But, I see I didn't capture that. That is the only antique pair shown here. From the left: red, white, and blue (what I call my patriotic scissors), antique, rooster, and stork. I need to increase my collection. My sis has a huge should see.

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers-Sew What?
Paper: Stampin'Up! Kraft
Accessories: Offray ribbon in gingham check, Cuttlebug embossing folder called Rebecca

Enjoying Nature

I decided to play in the Sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers today. It has been a while. The sketch this week is really simple and I thought it would be perfect for my stamped and sponged image. My stamp is from Mark's Finest Papers-Adirondack Summer.
The sketch called for a ribbon down the center but I didn't want it to interfere with my sentiment so I made a pennant and stopped it short. Plus, I didn't think I had the perfect color ribbon. I have decided if you have a million ribbons, you never have the right shade, width, or texture you need. Ugh!

Less is More wants you to make a card using the color of your eyes. Mine are I've used plenty of SU Chocolate Chip.

CAS Sunday Challenge  #23 - Must be CAS-Anything Goes

Stamps-Mark's Finest Papers-Adirondack Summer
Paper: PTI vintage cream, Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown #69-Halloween

It's October and time to do those Halloween cards. I've starting buying my treats and have several bags accumulated. I'll make a couple more trips to load up before the big night.

Tuesday Throwdown has a timely challenge this week and it is to make a Halloween card/project. I love this image from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps & More. It is the Halloween and Fall Stamp Set.
I think this wagon load of pumpkins is adorable.

I used a couple of punches (listed below) and gave the bat some eyes with my Sakura Jelly Roll Pen.

We hope you'll come along and join us for a fun challenge: Tuesday Throwdown - challenge #69.

Stamps: Digi image by Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps & More-Halloween and Fall Stamp Set
Paper PTI white cardstock, Hydrangea cs (unknown), K&CO Ghostly Greetings die cut mat pad, Boo paper is unknown
Accessories: Martha Stewart bat punch, Martha Stewart ghost corner punch, Sakura Jelly Roll Pen, Copics

Monday, October 3, 2011

Black Eyed Susans

Hope you saw my earlier post today telling you I had joined the design team for Friends of Speedy TV.   I needed one more card today and wanted to use a stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers called Black Eyed Susans for Encouragement. I think this is such a pretty, single stem and the set has beautiful images and sentiments.

I used a punch around the page from Martha Stewart called French Scroll and colored my flower with Copics. Added the sentiment and a couple of corners. Of course, I'll be adding a pretty sentiment from the same set inside to finish.

I'm entering these challenges:
Mark's Finest Papers Speedy the Cat's Challenge #75-Use Polka Dots (My dp and Swiss Dots embossing folder..hmmm, hard to see that embossing folder)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Whimsical Wednesday - Anything Goes

Stamps-Mark's Finest Papers-Black Eyed Susans for Encouragement
Paper-PTI white cardstock, My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas paper pad
Ink: Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Copics, Martha Stewart French Scroll punch around the page, EK Success victorian corner punch
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder

Friends of Speedy TV Design Team-Announcement & Challenge

Hope you all had a great weekend! I am here with some exciting news. Faith of Mark's Finest Papers  has asked me to join a new  team, 'Friends of Speedy TV Design Team'. We are having our first challenge today and hope you'll join in. Here is the link to MFP Speedy TV. It is a fun place with tutorials, chats, videos, forums, and lots of inspiration. Check it out!!! Well be having a new challenge each Monday. Be sure to come along and join us.

Our first challenge is a masculine card. We all need those 'man' cards and sometimes we've made so many other kinds that we don't have one of those on hand. So, now is a good time to get that done.

I'm  using a Mark's Finest Papers stamp set called Autumn Glory. I love stripes and think they can be very good for masculine cards (if they're not pink). :-) I did some sponging around the image to pop it out as I had not colored it. I just thought, for a guy, I would leave it in its natural state. Rest of the recipe is below.

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers-Autumn Glory
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, VersaMagic-Sea Breeze
Paper: Stampin'Up! Night of Navy cardstock, Cloud 9 Designs-Trvl stripe (dbl sided), white cs
Accessories: Spellbinders deckle nestabilitie, Mark Richards gold metal brads, Spare Parts clip by The Paper Studio, crimper