Friday, October 14, 2011

Holly and Ornament--Deck the Halls

You must know by now what Friday means to me....another card for Queen for the Day on Splitcoaststampers. It is none other than Joan Ervin. I think everyone on SCS knows who that is..the lady who teaches us so many new techniques. I didn't have much time so I went CAS when I cased this card. Do you see any resemblance? Ha I did try to keep the sketch, but changed the stamps and die cuts. I cut out my ornament two times, one green for the bottom and the red for top. I embossed with VersaMark and clear embossing powder to give some radiance to the ornament.

I also entered my card into the Free for All challenge on SCS. The challenge is to make a card that reflects something about the person for whom you're making it. This could be their hobby, favorite color, something they collect, and so on. My sister collects Christmas ornaments (surely in the thousands) :-)..though, I am a huge collector, this card will be for more ornament.
That's about it for me for this week. Have a great weekend. See you Monday.

Stamps: Sweet Stamps-Holly Branch, Hot Off the Press-Christmas Words (sentiment)
Paper: PTI white cardstock, SU Always Artichoke cs, and red from Hobby Lobby
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: QuicKutz ornament die cut, large rhinestone, crinkled ribbon, Copics, VersaMark, clear embossing powder

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Winter Cardinal

It's Thursday and time for another Stampin' B's Design Team challenge. Jojot wants to see birds, birds, birds on our cards this week. That is certainly not hard for me, being a bird lover. I am using a Mark's Finest Papers set  stamp set called Greetings of the Season. Isn't this a beautiful image?
Hope you'll join us this week. Just go to the link above and use the inlinkz tool to upload your pretty bird cards/projects.

I picked up this wonderful paper pad from T.J. of those large pads that are normally $19.99 and I paid $5.99. It is a DCWV Thankful Seasons Stack. Sooo, if you have one of those stores, you may want to check it out. You never know what you'll find there.

Challenges entered:
Stampin' Sisters in Christ #110-Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge-Get in Shape (use 3 different shapes on your card) mine are square for the base, rectangle for the punch around the page, oval for the image die.
Anything Goes Challenge Blog-#51-Die cuts/punches or both

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers-Greetings of the Season
Paper:PTI vintage cream, DCWV Thankful Seasons Stack, red cardstock from Hobby Lobby, brown is unknown
Ink: Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Cheery Lynne Designs flourish die, Martha Stewart eyelet lace punch around the page, Copics, Spellbinders oval and oval scallop die cuts

Rust Colored Mums

I'm so glad to have this card to post. You would not believe all that happened as I was making it. I won't go into details as I don't want to start to boo-hoo. LOL This card was completely finished and with a totally different look...and one I liked...but, things went downhill from there. O.K., in the end, I'm happy with it.

I am using the Sketch Challenge 354 on Splitcoaststampers. I really love the rust color cardstock I used and think it works so well in the Autumn creations.  I embossed my panel (recipe below), colored my mums and cut a die cut swirl. The image is from Mark's Finest Papers and the set is Thankful Mums and Pumpkins.

Entering my card into the challenge at Sweet Stamps-#36-Clean and Simple

Stamps: Mark's Finest Paper-Thankful Mums and Pumpkins
Paper: PTI white cardstock, unknown rust color cs, Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip and Old Olive cs
Accessories: Sizzix embossing folder-Fall Scene,  Sizzix Scribbles Swirls die cut, pearls, Copics

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown-Use Pink

Tuesday Throwdown is asking that everyone use pink for their challenge #70 this week. It is in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps provided the team with these wonderful digital stamps. The set is called Everyday Miracles.  They can be seen here.  We would love for you to join us this week. Remember those exams!!!
I added my card to the Hope You Can Cling To on Splitcoaststampers. You may want to check that out....good cause.

I am once again using a tutorial from Amazing Paper Grace to make my punched, bottom  border. If you would like to try it, here is the link. The layer on top of that is a Martha Stewart punch around the page called Eyelet Lace. Next is a doily I sponged with light pink ink. The sentiment circle is a Spellbinders nestabilitie and the pearls are from Recollections. The butterflies are colored with Copics.

Stampin' Sisters in Christ-Anything Goes
Fab 'n Funky Challenges #93-Die cuts and Punches
Anything Goes Challenge Blog #51-Die Cuts and /or punches

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Little Whimsy

Playing along with the SCS Technique Lovers Challenge today and thought I would use stamps from Mark's Finest Papers called Thankful Mums and Pumpkins and Autumn Glory. The challenge called for a stacked background. I've used the leaf stamp and 7 sentiment stamps.  The pumpkins are paper pieced and I add rust raffia an a copper flower brad.

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers-Thankful Mums and Pumpkins (sentiments) and Autumn Glory (leaf)
Paper: PTI vintage cream, Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip, green gingham (unknown)
Ink: Memento Potter's Clay, Rich Cocoa, Bamboo Leaves, and Tangelo
Accessories: Spare Parts copper flower brad, rust raffia, Tim Holtz bricked embossing folder

Friends of Speedy TV - Happy Anniversary

I can't believe it is Monday again all ready and time for Mark's Finest Papers Friends of Speedy TV's second challenge. This week our challenge is to make an anniversary card. This is an easy card but I made it take forever and ever. I tried  an embellishment I really wanted to use. No, it would not work. After a day or two of fooling around with this card, I went back to the beginning...isn't that the way it always goes? This should have been, could have been, and would have been a 10-15 minute card...tops.

I am using a Mark's Finest Papers stamp set called Just Dandy. Love those dandelions. My sentiment is from MFP Happy Pansies.  The border punch is Martha Stewart called Eyelet Lace. I'm using PTI white cardstock and a black cardstock from Hobby Lobby.

Hope you'll come over to MFP Speedy TV and join our challenge.

Entering my card into the Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge at Mark's Finest Papers #76-No designer paper