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,

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sketch Frenzy Friday 10/17/14

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

Yep, it's that time again to see another great from Sketch Frenzy Friday's Sketch challenge!
This weeks sketch was created by one of our new designers and my friend Terri Tank! Great job Terri you did good!

Here is her sketch.

This is what I came up with.

A total stretch of my imagination that's for sure! I don't know why I saw this card in my head, but it was there once I saw the sketch.  I couldn't wait to try and create it. For the three rectangles I chose to create Tomb Stones. Jeff and I had so much fun creating the epitaphs we were cracking up about Ned, Fred and Ted.

I used Chalk Talk Dies to create the tomb stones they worked perfectly! Smokey Slate and Basic Grey cs and a little Smokey Slate was sponged over them. The large ghost and the pumpkin were created with the Fun Fall Framelits Dies with Silver Glimmer Paper. The small ghost was created with the Owl Builder and Silver Glimmer Paper. I just trimmed off the owls feet and turned him upside down to make a ghost. The grass was made with Pear Pizzazz. The background stars were made with my trusty White Gel Pen (I love that thing!) and Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz. All of the faces were hand cut out of Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Tangello Twist cs. I made the little bow out of White Bakers Twine and Tangello Twist ink. It's a messy process but you get custom color bows that way.

I hope you like my little grave yard scene and give Terries super creative sketch a try,. We would love to see it just upload it to our blog here.

Chat soon,

Work of Art CAS CASE

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

We I finally finished my third Club card! 30 cards in one day is a lot of cards plus designing the cards is most of the work! I was tired and didn't know what I wanted to do and I saw an amazing card over at Sandi MacIvers blog

and CASED her CAS card. It was harder than I thought. There was no simple in making this card, lining up all those stripes on two seperate cards was a ton of work. I should have known Sandi wouldn't do anything easy. She is so very talented! Thanks for the inspiration Sandi!

The sketch is from Retro Sketches. You can't in all decency submit your card of a card you cased that has already been submitted so it stays here lol. That would be just rude lolololol.

I really think it looks much nicer in person. I sure hope my club sisters like it!

Here is a look at the inside.

I used Wisteria Wonder, Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride inks for the stripes and Blackberry Bliss for the focal image and the sentiment. The stamp set is a great retired 2011 SAB set called Bliss. I didn't have any SU ribbon that would go with these colors so, I pulled out some of my gift wrapping ribbon and Linen Thread to tie up the tag.

Thats all for this post. I hope you find time in your busy day to create something fun too.

Chat soon,

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wonderous Wreath in Pink!

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

I am sure I have told you all about a swapping card club I am in. We are called the "Sisterhood of the Traveling Card Club or STCC for short. My Sisters are very fun and very talented too. It appears I am a bit behind in my swaps so I jumped on it and made two of the three that are due. I'll show you the second one tomorrow. I'll be way ahead of the game once I finish the third card and get it in the mail!

I had made this card in different colors from a sketch a week or two ago and liked it so much I thought I would try it again. I started out with a red wreath but that just didn't do it for me. I really went way out of my comfort zone on this one and made it in Pink. Now, if you know my style at all " Pink" is usually not in my color line up. But, today it was! I really hope you enjoy this card. It made me feel really girlie. I think it is my new haircut that did it lolo.

 I used Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette and Strawberry Slush on this wreath.
I used Rose Red  card stock and Quarter Fancy DSP. The Bow was made from Silver Glitter Paper.

Here is a look at the inside.

I left the sentiment blank so that my "Sister" could stamp what ever she wanted .

Hope ypu have a great day and find some time to create something fun too!

Chat soon,

Sunday, October 12, 2014

PPA223 A Spooky Color Combination

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

I was visiting Ann Sachs blog (I just love her work) and noticed that Pals Paper Arts was having a really fun color sketch this week. Their theme is A Spooky Color Combination. It seems I'm on a roll with the Halloween theme with the cards I have been creating lately so, I thought

I would give it a try. This is what I came up with.

How about this cute little Owl Bat for some Halloween fun! I love that he is hanging upside down lol. I made the scary tree with Basic Black cs and the Woodgrain Embossing Folder and then free hand cut it out. The misty moon was punched with the 1 3/8th " Circle. The Owl Bat was made with the Owl Builder Punch. I also used the Owl Punch for his vest that was cut from a scrap of Confetti Celebration DSP. My Background paper is called Specialty Designer Series Paper First Edition (R-2013-2014) I liked this DSP because it has the print on Very Vanilla. I added a few hand drawn bats on the moon for fun too. Looks like this little guy is wide awake now and is about to join them. You can't have a night time look with out some black sponging here and there right! I used the 1/8th" Circle Punch to help make the bat wings. Cut two little wedge scraps of Basic Black cs and half punch the end of one side to make the wings. I also added a Very Vanilla 1/8th" Circle layer to the eyes to make them look like they were glowing in the dark.

Here is a look at the inside.

I couldn't help myself I had to put the sentiment upside down so the reciepient will have to turn the card to read it and then he/she will also notice the second little owl is also upside down like his friend on the front hehehe. I just had to show you My Trick and Treat fun.

Hope you enjoy all the Halloween fun we are having this month! Please join in and play along with the Pals Paper Arts.

Chat soon,