Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sketch Frenzy Friday 10/31/14

Hello and Happy Halloween to all my blogging friends! I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

I sure hope it doesn't rain tonight so I can give away all the candy Jeff brought home!

It's time for our Sketch Frenzy Friday sketch challenge and it happened to be my turn up on the sketch roster.

Here is our sketch

This is what I came up with;

I used banners instead of arrows. I'm kind of stuck on the Ho, Ho, Ho Merry Christmas thing right now lol. I used Modern Medley  DSP it is retired but it was a perfect background paper for the sentiment jingle.

Here is a look at the inside;

 I made a second card from the sketch in the spirit of Halloween also.

 This little own has his Wizard costume on and his magic want is spraying little stars all over the place. This first tag says Boo the second says Abracadabra
I thought the crazy background paper was sort of mesmerizing.

 Here is a look at the inside

now you have two cards for inspiration. I hope you enjoyed seeing them because "abracadabra" they will be gone soon. Please join us this week and show us your creation, we would love to see it

I am almost finished with my essay questions. I am so done!

PS. if you are going out this evening have a safe and fun Halloween!

Chat soon,

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 369

Hello to all my blogging friends, I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

I just had to take a breather!!! I have been studying since yesterday afternoon and I am wiped out. I really am getting a lot done and that makes me feel much better.  I don't like deadlines especially where tests and finals are concerned. I still have four short papers to write before next Monday and a 15 minute presentation to write.  I will get it all done in time I am sure!

I found a great Tall and Skinny sketch over at Mojo Monday

Here is their Tall and Skinny sketch;

This is what I came up with.

This was a very quick and easy sketch for me to work with. I saw the three squares and said HO, HO, HO! It just seemed a great fit for this space. Maybe because I was so pressed for time also (smile).

There is a little dangling snowflake hanging under the bow.  Bob Cat found it and took off with my card. What a crazy cat he is.

Sorry, I don't have too much time to fill you in on all the details today.

Here is a look at the inside.

Just a little strip of matching DSP and some black ink on the sentiment will tie it all together nicely. (I left out a sentiment for now but, will add one later).

It is back to studying for me!

Chat soon,


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Finals week!

Hello to all my blogging friends, I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

It's Finals Week for my Master Gardner Program! Along with the Final, I also have a small 10-15 minute presentation that is due next week. The presentation will be on Rain Gutter Gardening.
With that said, I will not be making any cards this week. I have to study and prepare
! I wish I was a good test taker and I didn't have to study so hard ...But that's not the way it is with me. I really do have to study HARD. I wonder if I could make them a nature type card and submit that for a grade instead of the test and the presentation lolol.

Until next week I will leave you with a few photos of my final garden harvest for the season. If you are the praying sort please ask that He gives me a good memory and clear thoughts. I can use all the help I can get!

Chat soon,

Left to right
Broccoli Carrots, Rhubarb, three types of Chilies, Red Cabbage, White and Purple Egg Plant, Collards, Tomatillos, three types of Tomatoes, a Huge basket of Pole Beans and Chives!

Friday, October 24, 2014

PCCCS #115 Sketch Challenge

Hello to all my blogging friends,  I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

I saw another great sketch today and had some spare time so I thought I would make another card! This fun sketch was created by the Paper Craft Crew

Here is their sketch

This is what I came up with.

I really like all the various shapes and embellishment options to this sketch!

Here is a look at the inside;

Supplies used to create this card;

Card Stock- Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White , Early Espresso and Naturals White.
DSP- Trim The Tree Paper Pack and Silver Glimmer Paper.
Stamp Set- Mingle All The Way.
Misc- 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (Star), 1" Round. Punch, 1/4" circle Punch, Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Emboss Powder, Color Me Autumn Designer Washi Tape and Mini Paper clip from Paper Pumpkin.
Ink- Cherry Cobbler.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sketch Frenzy Friday 10/24/14

Hello to all my blogging friends, I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

Hope you all had a great week and are getting used to this cooler weather?
We are supposed to get snow flurries next week! Can you believe snow already?

This weeks sketch was created by Elizabeth Harris

I knew this was going to be such a great sketch to work with! Great job Elizabeth and thanks for the inspiration!

This is what I came up with;

I made a little surprise insert out of the front piece. Just unwrap the little ribbon and there you have it a little extra sentiment surprise!

I really like to combine extra fun folds into my cards! It's like getting two cards in one! I tucked the extra fold out piece under the background DSP and added a Brad and some Daffodil Delight Ribbon to make the closure.

Here is a look at the inside;

I used several sentiment stamps from the Bravo stamp set in creating this card. The stars are from the Project Life - Point and Click stamp set. The Brad and the Paper Clip are from Paper Pumpkin. I used Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss Inks. The two DSP scraps are from the Moonlight Paper Pack. I used Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon and Island Indigo Card Stock.

I hope you too find some time to create something fun this week and use our sketch to help inspire you. Here is a link to our blog. We would all love to see what you came up with!

Until next week,


Pals Paper Arts #225 Sketch Challenge

Hello to all my blogging friends, I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

I woke up early this morning to find a very interesting sketch in my in box from Pals Paper Arts

Here is their sketch
I just loved it and thought of this card idea immediately!

The layered paper look makes an amazing card. I've never seen anything like this before!
I ran the card base through the Big Shot with the Northern Flurry Textured Impression Folder. Then, I cut out the two Whisper White panels and the Trim The Tree DSP Paper Stack focal image piece. I used the 7/8" Scallop Circle and the 1/2 Circle Punches to make the three little snowflakes. I added a few little Basic Pearls to the three snowflakes and to the background image. The bow was made with 5/8" Organza Ribbon and White Bakers Twine.

Here is a look at the inside.

I just carried the layered paper look to the inside. I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark and used White Embossing Powder to make it pop! This stamp matches perfectly with this selection of the Trim The Tree DSP Paper Stack.

I hope you enjoyed this card and find some time for yourself to create something fun. For additional inspiration check out the Pals Artists selections too!

Chat soon,

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fall Fun

Hello to all my blogging friends, I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

Sorry, I didn't have enough time to create a post for you sooner. This weekend went by really fast. I worked a booth at the Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival here in town for the Master Gardner's class I am in. I got to help all the children that came by with "Apple Stamping" lol it was a lot of fun.

I finished my last Card Club Card last weekend. Novembers theme is Fall or Thanksgiving those 10 cards were done in a snap as DSP is easy to work with and really does make an interesting card!

This card is a very easy 10 minuet card, it is very easy to duplicate if you are looking for a generic "Hey, How ya doing? " type Fall card.

No stamping! I let the Designer Series Paper and the Die Cut elements do all the talking for me!

Here is a look at the inside.

Hot tip!!!!!

Our Big Shot will cut 4-5 pieces of card stock per run through. You might think it would take forever to cut out all of the acorns (30), bit it was a snap with the Big Shot! I just alternated the card stock colors to soot my needs. I left the sentiment blank so I could write a quick little something on the inside when I was ready.

Supplies used to create this card;

Card Stock (cs)- Tangelo Twist, Naturals Ivory, Early Espresso, Pistachio Pudding and Crumb Cake.
Designer Series Paper (DSP)-Color Me Autumn.
Misc- 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon, Early Espresso Bakers Twine, Big Shot, Woodgrain Impression Folder and Autumn Accents Bigz Die.

That's it for me today. I hope you too find some time to create something fun also.

Stamping is really good for the soul!

Chat soon,