Friday, October 28, 2011

Snowflake City

Here I am again with a card casing the Queen for the Day on Splitcoaststampers. It's every Friday and it seems the week flies by...rather scary. The Queen this week is an awesome, awesome stamper. It is Julie Warner aka justwritedesigns. Here is her card. I know, I's gorgeous, as all of her cards are. I gave it a try and this is what you get.

My large pile of snowflakes came from the remnants of a border punch called Aspen Snowflakes by Martha Stewart and a MS Polar Stamp and Punch. What would we do without Martha? In my case, have a lot more money in my wallet.
For my glitter (you can't see, although that is a lot) on the snowflakes, I'm using my Jelly Roll pen by Sakura. I love that thing.  The pretty pine cones/needles are Mark's Finest Papers called Greetings of the Season. I've torn the layers and sponged each one. I forgot my ribbon and sentiment piece until it was too late so I stamped my sentiment at the top.

O.K., I had a heavy week of card making and this will be it for me until Monday. Have a super weekend.

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers-Greetings of the Season
Paper: PTI white cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Summer Sky, Stampin'Up! Night of Navy
Accessories: Copics, Martha Stewart Aspen Snowflakes border punch, Martha Stewart Polar Stamp and Punch

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Christmas Gatefold Card

The challenge for the Stampin' B's Design Team blog challenge is to make a gatefold card and use items with the letter 'P' and tell what they are. Mine, of course, would be pine cones and pine needles. Don't you love that image? It is so beautiful for winter and Christmas and is a stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers called Greetings of the Season.

My punched snowflakes are from one of my new toys. It is a Punch All Over the Page from Martha Stewart. It has a guide at the bottom so you can line up if you're punching a lot.

Hope you'll join up this week. A gatefold is very easy to make. If you need instructions, here is a good place to find them on Splitcoaststampers. Of course, you can make changes in size and however you like.

Stamps-Mark's Finest Papers-Greetings of the Season
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler
Accessories-Stampin'Up Cherry Cobbler ribbon, Copics, Martha Stewart Punch All Over the Page-Snowflakes

Altered Tin

Can't you just imagine this tin full of yummy goodies? Fudge, bon bons, gingerbread....hmmmmm
I got in the mood to alter something after seeing all the pretty altered items from Mark's Finest Papers
12 days of Christmas Blog Hop. I am using a Mark's Finest Papers stamp set called Christmas in the Country.  I have layered a doily and a couple of nestabilities. The designer paper was already covered with white spots which  look like snow. I stamped directly onto the designer paper and stamped a couple more times, cutting out the church and shrubs so I could pop them on.

The border is a Martha Stewart Frosty Village edge punch. The sentiments going around the tin are Love, Hope, and Peace and they are from MFP Seasonal Poinsettias.

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers- Christmas in the Country and Seasonal Poinsettias
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Night of Navy, Designer Paper is Me and My Big Ideas (no name)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Martha Stewart Frosty Village edge punch, Spellbinders circle and circle scallop die cuts, doily, Stickles Silver Ice glitter glue

Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes
Shelly's Images Blog -Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


This week the #38  Less is More challenge is polka dots. Well, I love polk dots and wanted to do their challenge. I am using the Stampin'Up! ornament punch trimmed at the bottom to make a flower pot. I added a Stampendous vine/sentiment, and did some scoring and the card is all finished. The vine was left uncolored so as to be more delicate. The burnt orange pot is what I chose because of the Fall season.   Anyway, my card was very quick to make and may be the quickest  I've ever made.

Edited: Sentiment was looking blue so I tweaked the photo until it looked like the brown it is

Let's Go to the Circus-Tuesday Throwdown

The challenge this week at Tuesday Throwdown is 'primary colors'. The digital images are being furnished to the design team by My Grafico. I tried to make my card cheerful and fun. I'm using Spellbinders nested pennants to match the colors on my image.   Hope you stop by and check out the rest of the DT cards and join us here on challenge #72. The recipe is below.

Stamps: Digital images by My Grafico, computer generated sentiment
Paper: Stampin'Up! Night of Navy and Real Red cardstock, unknown yellow cardstock, unknown blue and white designer paper
Accessories: Martha Stewart doily, Copics, Spellbinders nested pennants, Stampin'Up! modern label punch, blue gemstones

Monday, October 24, 2011

MFP Speedy TV - Halloween/Harvest challenge and an Award

I hope you had a great weekend. Friday, my hubby and I went  on business to a military base after first stopping at a scrapbook store. Then, some more shopping and dining out which made for a fun day. Saturday,  we were off to see the University of Alabama football game...we won! Yay!! As of now, we're #2 in the nation. Brag, brag.....

I made this as a Halloween/Harvest the pumpkins which are from Mark's Finest Papers stamp set called Thankful Mums and Pumpkins. I colored with Copics, then stamped the sentiment onto the pumpkin, also Mark's Finest Papers Daffodil and Anise. Added a ribbon, some raffia, and a button..all finished. The card is for challenge #4 on MFP Speedy TV. Hope you'll join us.

Challenges entered:
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog- #90- Halloween/Fall
Paper Playtime #58-Say it With Sentiments and use buttons and bows
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - #62-Pumpkin Patch - create anything you wish but must use a pumpkin

Mark's Finest Papers-Thankful Mums and Pumpkins and Daffodil and Anise (sentiment)
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler, Peach Parfait, and Chocolate Chip, DCWV The Four Seasons Stack
Accessories: raffia, Offray grosgrain ribbon-Oatmeal, button

I received this wonderful butterfly award from Carol at Our Little Inspirations. It has been a while so she will probably not remember giving it to me. LOL Sorry, Carol, to be so long posting it. I really appreciate you thinking of me.
When receiving this award, I am to answer the questions below:

Name your favorite color - coral

Name your favorite song - Don't listen to much music except  my choir music...I love Amazing Grace in many versions...bagpipes, for one.

Name your favorite dessert - Lemon pie

What annoys you at the moment - Occupy Wall Street demonstrations

Your favorite pet -dogs
Black or white - Can't really say. For elegance, I like black. White for clean and crisp.

Your biggest fear - being in a  space with no windows..I'm very claustrophobic

Best feature - kindness..I hope people see me that way.

Everyday attitude - easy-going

What is perfection? - the beach/ocean or the forest

Guilty Pleasure -Doughnuts

When you're upset you - Take on different moods..according to what I'm upset about. .. quiet, eat, don't eat..blow my stack, pout,  slam things so as to make noise so SOMEONE will notice (that's not very kind, is it? Well, that is rare. :-)
I am supposed to pass this on to several more wonderful bloggers. I told Carol I don't like to choose so I'll just say to my blogger friends, take this award if you would like and say it is from me. You all deserve it. Thanks again, Carol!!!