Saturday, October 6, 2012

Feeling Crafty

I thought I had lost my mojo but I got up today wanting to make a card. I took a look at the inspiration challenge on Splitcoaststampers and away to the craft room I headed. The inspiration came from a web site/online store called Magpie. This is my inspiration.

I love the birch tree images but didn't have one of those stamps so I just decided to make my own.
I cut white cardstock for the trees and did some markings on the tree with my Copic. My friend, Davi at Alstroemeria's Artistry uses modeling paste on some of her cards and I always love what she does with it so I smeared some on my trees for texture. I really do like it and will use it more. I found mine at Hobby Lobby.

The branches were cut from a Memory Box woodland branch die. I only used small bits of it.  As you can see, the snow in the woods has been travelled quite well by the deer and animals. Plus, some snow fell off the trees onto my deer. The deer was a partial stamp that had two more deer but it was too large and I colored, cut out, and attached only one. Of course, there had to be a little bird in the tree.

Stamps-Penny Black/Gathering, Hero Arts (barrel of stamps-think it is Birds and Branches), Hot off the Press/Christmas Words
Paper-Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobber, Crumb Cake, and Chocolate Chip cardstock, white cardstock
Ink-Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories- Liquitex modeling paste, Copics

Friday, October 5, 2012

Decked Out

My card is for the new Queen for the Day on Splitcoaststampers. It is Denise aka resqbarbie. I chose this card to case and honor her. Of course, I made several changes but mostly kept her layout.

Stamps-Rubber Stamp Tapestry (peg stamps)/Cardinal in Holly, Hot off the Press/Christmas Words
Paper-Stampin'Up! cherry cobbler and old olive, white cs
Ink-Stampin'Up! cherry cobbler, Memento bamboo leaves
Accessories-Copics, Flower Soft braid, gold metal brad

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Chipboard Challenge-CCEE Stampers

Yours truly is the hostess for the month of October at CCEE Stampers. For the first week, I chose to use chipboard as the challenge. The chipboard I'm using is Chipboard Pennant from Paper Accents. It is the container to hold my pumpkins. I had to cut the pennants down a bit as they were 4" x 6". I covered the chipboard with a patterned paper.

The pumpkins were punched with a Martha Stewart Jack-O-Lanterns border punch and each one cut out and I layered yellow cardstock on the back for the eyes and mouth. They were then attached to the toothpicks with pop dots. I really wish my pumpkins were smiling, not scary.

Below the pumpkins, I used an adhesive border from Martha Stewart called Elegant Witch. I cut out my banner for the sentiment and die cut some ivy to place in the container. That finished it!

Hope you'll join us this week for this fun challenge. Just make your card or project and upload to CCEE Stampers using the inlinkz tool.

My card fits the Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use It challenge which is odd numbers. I have 5 pumpkins for my odd numbers.

I'm entering my card into the fun challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More-Halloween

Stamps-Studiog clear stamps (sentiment)
Paper: Stampin'Up! Dusty Durango, Black cs from Hobby Lobby,  scrap yellow cs, The Paper Studio Halloween Chevron, Cosmo Cricket/Love Notes-Tenderly
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Martha Stewart Jack-O-Lanterns border punch, Marianne Design Creatables bird, ivy, vine, birdhouse die set, Martha Stewart adhesive borders/Elegant Witch, toothpicks, chipboard pennants

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Let's Go to the Zoo

When I saw the CASology challenge #13 this week had the cue word zoo,  I was so happy because I knew I would get to use one of my favorite stamps. I just love this whimsical lion and he gives me such a chuckle. The last time I used him, some thought he was a kitty....nope, a ferocious lion.
My recipe:
Stamps-Stamps by Judith-Whimsical Lion F-265-HK, Hero Arts 'Take Good Care Greetings'
Paper-PTI white cardstock
Ink-Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories-Cappuccino twine from The Twinery, Copics E70 & E71

Monday, October 1, 2012

It's All About the Colors

Another Monday...who likes Monday? Raise your hand. I didn't see many hands. Maybe we should have a vote and cancel it. :-) Plus, it is an ugly, rainy day here AND worst of all, I have a dental appointment. I cringe every visit...not my favorite thing.

The CAS190 challenge on Splitcoaststampers is a color challenge today. As it turned out, I really like the colors we are to work with: Aqua, Coral (one of my favorite colors), yellow, and white. I got as close to those colors as my inks allowed.

Stamps-Hero Arts Real Leaves-- (a set of four and I used only three) Small Liquid Amber, Sweet Redbud, Small Gingko, -- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps/Poppies and Greetings (sentiment)
Paper-PTI White cardstock, Stampin'Up! Bermuda Bay
Ink-Stampin'Up! Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry, Memento Lady Bug and Tuxedo Black
Accessories-yellow button and 3/4' circle punch