Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!! I've got two Halloween cards to share that I sent out to my parents and my sister's family. Hopefully they got them in the mail before seeing them here!!

Made another one with the Clearly Creative Cardstock!! Love this stuff!! Such fun to work with and really makes some classy cards!! Here's a closer shot of the sentiment.

Just took my Black pen and my ruler for the lines! Love the extra detail! Never done this before, but I think I will be doing it again!!

On this one I decided to do some embossing on the background. Used some of my favorite Clear Embossing powder by American Crafts. Just did a few spider webs at a time to ensure good coverage! Love how this one turned out too.

Here's a much better shot showing those embossed webs. LOVE!!

Going to need to get the candy ready for trick or treaters soon. Not sure when they will start coming around with Halloween falling on a Sunday this year...but we'll be ready for them here. We don't usually get too many people since we live off the main development. I will always be shocked by this since when I was growing up we hit every house in the neighborhood!! So we're ready for however many come down our way!!

Have a Great Halloween!! I'll be back tomorrow with my Papertray Playhouse Challenge #3!! Until then, thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Papertrey October Blog Hop Challenge

The Challenge:  There is always a lot of focus on Christmas in our industry this time of year, as that is what the majority of the population celebrates. However, this month's blog hop is dedicated to those that celebrate winter holidays other than Christmas. Create a project that celebrates Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or some other winter holiday as we embrace everyone's beliefs in a celebration of diversity through paper crafting.

So excited to play along with this month's Blog Hop Challenge. I send out mainly Christmas cards, but I do have to send out a few Hanukkah cards each year and this year, with the Mazel Tov set in hand, I'll be able to hand make those cards!! I love sending handmade cards. Here's what I came up with.

I wanted to keep this super simple!! Decided to play around with my new Clearly Creative Cardstock, Silver Shimmer Cardstock, and Blueberry Sky Cardstock. Love when a box of new goodies arrives at my doorstep!!

Thanks for stopping by and have fun hopping around on the Blog Hop.

Supplies: (All Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise noted)
Cardstock: Clearly Creative, Stamper's Select White, Silver Shimmer, Blueberry Sky
Stamps: Mazel Tov
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko)
Embossing Powder: Silver Filigree

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Holiday Thinking Inking #1

I loved the Thinkink Inking series that Jennifer McGuire did over at 2peas last summer (that's what started my love of stamping) so when I saw that she would be back this fall with a Holiday version, I new I would have to participate again. I made this card for the first week's challenge, which is Distress Inks. I am not all that sure I like this card, but I went with it anyway. I pulled out my new Hero Arts Cloud background stamp, inked it up with some distress ink following the directions for the second card that Jennifer made, and then added the felt tree that was decorated with buttons. Added my Merry Christmas stamp and some gemstones to finish it off. Since I live in sunny Florida, this was my take on a warm climate Christmas card...we never have a holiday season with I made this card 'sunny.'

Thanks for stopping by!! Enjoy your weekend!!


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Papertrey Playhouse Challenge #2

Hi everyone!! Today I am thrilled to bring you the second challenge over at the Papertrey Playhouse. I am so excited to be hosting this challenge. I hope you'll check it out and play along!!

The challenge is to use black and white, with a pop of color. I bet you're wondering how I came up with this for a challenge. One of my favorite sites is A Creative Mint. If you've never visited this site, I highly recommend it. Lesley has great photographs for color inspirations if you're ever in a creative rut!! Here is the picture that inspired this challenge...
I love pink, however, I didn't want to limit those who didn't also love pink to using it. So I made this challenge one that you could use any color, so long as the base was black & white. I had so much fun making the orignial card for this challenge that I made a set of three. I featured one over at the playhouse blog, but I wanted to share all three with supply lists here.

This was the first card I made once I came up with the challenge idea (and the card featured over at the playhouse blog). I used a white base with Damask Designs for a background. You can see the hint of Raspberry Fizz on the Fillable Frames #8 label (not to mention the button and ribbon).

For the second card I turned A Little Argyle on its side. I used both Raspberry Fizz and Black to build the background. Then added the Fillable Frames Label to keep the continuity between the set.

And for the final card, I decided to change things up a bit. This time, I decided to do some white embossing on black cardstock.

I really enjoyed putting this challenge together and had a lot of fun making the cards!! I hope you get a chance to play along!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Supplies: (All supplies Papertrey Ink unless noted)

You're a true Friend:
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
Stamps: Damask Designs, Friends 'til the end, Fillable Frames #8
Ink: Raspberry Fizz; Black (Memories)
Ribbon: Raspberry Fizz Grosgrain
Button: Raspberry Fizz
Die: Fillable Frames #8
Other: Black and White Floss (DMC)

You Make Me Simle:
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
Stamps: A Little Argyle, Say It With Style, Fillable Frames #8
Ink: Raspberry Fizz; Black (Memories)
Ribbon: Raspberry Fizz Saddle Stitch
Die: Fillable Frames #8
Other: Pink Gemstones (Hero Arts)

Thank You:
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Black
Stamps: Friends 'til the end, Fillable Frames #8, Signature Greetings
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko); Raspberry Fizz; Black (Memories)
Ribbon: Raspberry Fizz Grosgrain
Die: Fillable Frames #8
Other: White Embossing Powder (American Crafts); Pink Gemstones (Hero Arts)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy World Card Making Day

Well, I thought I wasn't going to be able to get something made for World Card Making Day because my parent's flew into town on Thursday and we're finally able to get together to I figured I would have been too busy to get something made. But boy was I wrong. Got up a little early and put together a cute card really quickly...I'm talking 20 minutes quick. Well, for me that's quick!! Here's what I came up with in honor of my first World Card Making Day...
Yes, another doily card...but I simply LOVE this technique so I had to make another card highlighting that love!! And I think this has to be my new favorite color combo - Rustic Cream (preferred over Vintage Cream), Kraft, and Melon Berry!!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy World Card Making Day!!

Cardstock: Rustic Cream (Papertrey Ink); Kratf (Stampin Up!)
Stamps: Giga Guidelines, Spooky Sweets II, Borders & Corners: Circles, Mini Scrapbook Series: Tabs (Papertrey Ink); Spohie's Senitments, Teeny Tiny Backdrops (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Vintage Cream, Melon Berry (Papertrey Ink); Dark Chocolate (Stampin Up!)
Ribbon: Melon Berry Satin, Kraft Twine (Papertrey Ink)
Button: Melon Berry (Papertrey Ink)