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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wild Rose Birthday

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 533, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENG E# 523 - Melons and Chocolates in my Garden, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 526 - Punch and Pleat, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 317 - Bulb or Bulb Flowers. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig and did some 2 step stamping with Wild Roses then cut out the roses and leaves to attach where I wanted them. I punched some MME - Home dp using Martha Stewarts grass border punch then scored and pleated it to go under the roses. The sentiment is from Full of Life stamped and matted in melon mambo. I used choc chip cs for my base.
 
I cut out and attached another rose to the envelope, for the inside I adhered some white cs and stamped Happy Birthday on it. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Wild Rose, Full Of Life 
Paper: White, Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, My Minds Eye - Home dp 
Ink: Melon Mambo, Garden Green 
Accessories: Martha Stewart Grass Border, stamp-a-ma-jig, dimensionals 
Techniques: Pleated Border, 3D, 2 step stamping

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Mirrored Spring Posies

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 522 - Whispers of Smoky Wisterias, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 525 - Mirror Mirror, Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 316 - No Patterned Paper and Monday's MOJO MONDAYS SKETCH CHALLENGE # 389. This will finish me in my crafty cave until Wednesday next week :( I miss my daily stamping time.
I used a new stencil on sponged smokey slate gray on smokey slate gray cs. I punched old olive cs using my Martha Stewart grass border punch. I stamped the mirrored image (the one in the middle) on white cs then stamped the rest of the width then colored with BV20, 31, 34, YG91, 93, & 95 copics. Covered the seam with some ribbon. Stamped the sentiment from Spring Song in wisteria wonder and matted on wisteria wonder. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Pocket Full of Posies, Spring Song 
Paper: White, Smokey Slate Gray, Old Olive 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black ,Wisteria Wonder, Smokey Slate Gray 
Accessories: ribbon, MS Grass Border, Heidi Swapp Stencil, Tone on Tone 
Techniques: Stenciling, Mirroring

Monday, March 16, 2015

Natural Beauty Anniversary

 This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 525 - Mirror, Mirror, today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 316 - No Patterned Paper, today's MOJO MONDAY'S SKETCH CHALLENGE # 389 and last Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENG E# 521 - Lagoons of daffodils, strawberries and pears oh my.
I love this retired stamp set and fail to use it as often as I should. I stamped the bird on white then mirrored on white as well and colored as close to the same as possible with copics BG 70, 72, 75,78, RV10, 11, 13, 14, YG61, 63, & 67. I stamped the squared image on white using tuxedo black ink and then airbrushed using copics then matted on lost lagoon, I did some tone on tone with pear pizzazz for the leaves. Both birds are popped up with dimensionals and the sentiment is stamped in daffodil delight. Had so much fun making this as I did not have to hunt for matching patterned paper.
I used Sweet And Sassy's Anniversary Innies on the inside stamped in lost lagoon.  I stamped the butterfly from Natural Beauty on the backside of the envelope.  Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Natural Beauty, All Year Cheer III, SNS - Anniversary Innies
Paper: white, pear pizzazz, lost lagoon 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight 
Accessories: dimensionals, ribbon, copics 
Techniques: Mirror, tone on tone, copic coloring, 3D, Airbrushing

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Brighter Tomorrow Sympathy

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 522 - Lucky Charms, I attempted to simulate a rainbow using this weeks colors. My layout is from Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 531, my colors are from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGES # 521 - Lagoons of daffodils, strawberries and pears oh my. I used my acrylic block and inked it up with my markers then spritz and stamped for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 524 - Stamped Acrylic Block Background. I punched and embossed the Spellbinders cross die using a cola can then punched a hole in the top for the split ring and threaded some ribbon for Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 315 - Ribbon. Wheh that raps up this week for me. I can not believe I made 2 cards in the midst of spring cleaning my stamp room.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Brighter Tomorrow, Praying Hands 
Paper: white, Daffodil Delight, Strawberry slush, Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzaz 
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Strawberry slush, Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz 
Accessories: Acrylic block, ribbon, split ring, Spellbinders Cross, Fiskars Border Punch 
Techniques: Stamped Acrylic Block Technique, ribbon, die

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Flowers for a Friend

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 531, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 521 - Lagoons of Daffodils, strawberries and pears oh my, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 315 - Ribbon. I used ribbon as my flower stems and popped up one of the primas. I used a Fiskars border punch for the daffodil delight cs. I stamped the sentiment in lost lagoon even though it looks like black. Love how this quick and simple card turned out. Great layout to play with today.
RECIPE:
Stamps: All Holidays 
Paper: white, Daffodil Deight, Strawberry Slush, dp 
Ink: Lost Lagoon 
Accessories: Dimensionals, Ribbon, Fiskars Border Punch, 
Techniques: Ribbon flower stems, Clean and Simple

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Sail Away with Me

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 520 - Real Coastal Delight, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 523 - Scene in a Circle, Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 314 - For the Birds, Monday's MOJO MONDAY'S SKETCH CHALLENGE # 387.
How could I resist another nautical creation with these colors? I can't so I didn't. I used a new to me stamp set and coordinating die from Die Versions called Sail Away. I cut the cap and boat out to pop up on dimensionals. I also used a new die from Impressions Obsessions Adirondack chair. I stamped the sentiment in real red on coastal cabana cs. I used reverse masking to sponge daffodil delight for the sun image. Hope you like it. This will rap me up until next week. Have fun in the galleries.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Die Versions - Sail Away 
Paper: white, Coastal Cabanna, The Paper Studio - Day at the Beach dp 
Ink: Real Red, Coastal Cabanna, Daffodil Delight 
Accessories: dimensionals, dies, mask 
Techniques: 3D, Reverse Masking, Circle Scene

Monday, March 2, 2015

Anchol the Soul with Circles

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 523 - Scene in a Circle, today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 314 - Birds, last Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 519 - Blackberries and Pears Poolside.
I decided to create a circle window card today. I love how this turned out. If I had my dream home it would be a beachfront home. I love the ocean and could not resist this stamp set when I saw it.
I used the smaller circle as a mask to sponge some pool party ink on the inside of the card then I stamped the image in Momento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with copics.
I punched the smaller circle in blackberry bliss then the larger scalloped punch to frame the front side of the card. I stamped the sentiments inside and out in blackberry bliss. I just love the colors from last week and had to use them again.
I think I will give this to my darling hubby who keeps me anchored with his love.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Anchor the Soul - ODB 
Paper: White, Blackberry Bliss 
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz  
Accessories: dimensionals, copics, Mega circle punch, Giga scallop circle punch, sponges, 
Techniques: 3D, Circles Open Window, Dies, copic coloring, sponging, masking, reverse masking

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Thoughts and Prayers Pop Up Diorama

I decided to try a pop up diorama flipped on its side and with ovals. It works. LOL.
I used one of my all time favorite sympathy sets and inked up the flower with SU coordinating markers then huffed and stamped on white. I used the punched out oval on the inside of the card to layer the sentiment.
Hope you like it. This will be it for me until Monday as I have to be up at 4am to work the rest of the week :(
RECIPE:
Paper: White, Blackberry Bliss, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, DCWV Mediterranean dp 
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party Accessories: ribbon, dimensionals, oval punches Techniques: 3D, Pop Up Diorama

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Lottus Spring Blossoms Pop Up Diorama

 
This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 519 - Blackberries and Pears Poolside, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 522 - Pop Up Diorama, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE #313 - Think Spring. I decided to add my pop up at the bottom, you know I have to be backwords right? LOL. I love this new stamp set from Stampin Up. I stamped of twice for the 1st solid image, once for the next layer and direct stamping for the 3rd part of the image. After looking at the sentiment and taking a pic I decided to replace the dots on the sentiment with bling. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Lottus Blossom 
Paper: White, Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party, dp 
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party  
Accessories: bling, ribbon
Techniques: Pop Up Diorama

Monday, February 16, 2015

Love you in Numbers

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 521 - Negative & Positive, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 312 - Age is just a number. This card started as also including today's Mojo Sketch but I failed at it so took a slight turn and still not sure I like the end result. I cut and embossed the solid red heart using both dies then cut out the pink heart and sponged with the die in place using cherry cobbler ink. I glued the removed sections out to the cherry cobbler heart and popped it up over the negative cut and sponged heart.
My sentiment was cut from Ginger alphabet form Quickutz, I used the 7 for the L , zero for the O, V for the V, and 3 for the E.
Hope you like it better than I do.
RECIPE:
Stamps: none 
Paper: pink pirouette, cherry cobbler, vanilla, the Paper studio - Love You dp 
Ink: Cherry Cobbler 
Accessories: Spellbinder Swirl Heart, Ginger Quickutz letter v, numbers 7 & 3 
Techniques: negatives and positives, die cut, embossing.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Jessie - My Anchor, My Love

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 527, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 517 - A Cabana in Old Bermuda and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 520 - Embossing Folder Stamping. Such a fun technique, lovely color combo and the sketch just worked perfect for me today.
I used a new embossing folder ,Anchor, from the Paper Studio to ink the negative side by daubers on the ink pads of all three colors. The 2 blues are so close in color it was hard to see where one stopped and the other started, :( of well. I stamped the sentiment in momento tuxedo black in the open top left corner. The white anchor cut from a die is popped up on dimensionals. I think this will be for my dear hubby who is my anchor. He keeps me grounded and I love him so much. LOL. 
RECIPE:
Stamps: Anchor the Soul - Our Daily Bread 
Paper: white, water color, Coastal Cabanna, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Coastal Cabanna, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, 
Accessories: ribbon, dimensionals, Anchor Die, The Paper Studio Anchor Embossing Folder, Circle Punch
Techniques: emobssing folder stamping, 3D

Friday, February 6, 2015

Sleepy Kitty in Love

This is for today's FREE 4 ALL CHALLENGE # 259 - To the Moon, Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 517 - Kitchen Love, Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 526, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 516 - Pink and White Melons and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 239 - Love is in the air.
I used Anne's technique with wax paper stamped in versamark then sponged with pink pirouette around my image. I colored the rest with copics leaving my kitty white. My mood did not show well enough so I popped it up on dimensionals along with my double layered hearts. I embossed the melon mambo base with a heart EF and the white vellum with the border heart EF with a strip of pink pirouette under it. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Sleepy Kitty digital image, short & sweet 
Paper: white, pink pirouette, melon mambo, vellum 
Ink: pink pirouette, melon mambo 
Accessories: dimensionals, vellum 
Techniques: 3D, emboss resist, dry embossing

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Love Down Under

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 516 - Pink or White Melons, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 519 - Sentiment Down Under, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENG3 # 310 - Love Is In The Air. Well this is what happens when you can not sleep, you look, you have a thought and you TRY to execute it. Not real happy with how it turned out but it is what it is. I may try something else if I ever get to sleep and wake up later. I just bought this embossing folder today at Joanne's. The name escapes me and I am downstairs trying not to wake the dh by going back upstairs to see the name. Will add later this morning. I embossed the folder on white then brushed melon mambo across the raised portions and matted on melon mambo and added some bling. I used some pink pirouette underneath and stamped the sentiment in melon mambo.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Wonderful Words 
Paper: white, pink pirouette, melon mambo 
Ink: Melon Mambo 
Accessories: dimensionals, cuttlebug, heart embossing folder 
Techniques: 3D, Sentiment Down Under, dry embossing, Brushed embossing

Monday, February 2, 2015

Happy Down Under 13th Anniversary to Shannon and Danny

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 519 - Sentiment Down Under, and today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 310 - Love is in the Air. Well it may be groundhog day but it is also a 13th Anniversary for my daughter, Shannon (aka E3Stamper) so todays challenges were perfect since I needed a card for tonight. I found this gorgeous sheet of dp from the Crazy Love stack of Bo Bunny dp and had to use it matted with real red and popped up on vanilla cs. My sentiment is stamped in real red and the inside as well. Yeah I did it inside and out. Whoo Hoo. Have a great day and see ya tomorrow for another fabulous challenge.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Anniversary Innies - Sweet N Sassy Stamps 
Paper: vanilla, real red, Bo Bunny - Crazy Love dp 
Ink: Real Red 
Accessories: dimensionals 
Techniques: Sentiment Down Under, Curves, 3D

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Wild Rose Blessings from Heaven

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 516 - Beads, Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 525, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 515 - A really crumby Espresso. Today I was in the mood for flowers and I think I pulled it off with the color challenge even if I couldn't add some green. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig for the roses 2 step stamping by stamping off the back stamp before stamping on crumb cake. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Wild Rose, Blessings from Heaven 
Paper: vanilla, crumb cake, real red, chocolate chip 
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red A
Accessories: Martha Stewart Lacey Heart Border Punch,, gold beads, ribbon, stamp-a-ma-jig 
Techniques: make your own background, 2 step stamping

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Perfect Blend of Espressing Yourself

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 525 and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 515 - A Really Crumby Espresso. I also did the dessert making 2 cards. I made them in a contrast form. I used 2 of Stampin up Sets, Espress Yourself and Perfect Blend. I used the coffee beans to make my background using tone on tone on the choc chip card. I colored the coffee cups with copics, cut out the middle of both and popped them up after stamping in real red. The hearts were punches and then embossed with my Quickutz goosebumps Swirls then I brushed the tops of the raised portions with choc chip ink pad. Hope you like them. I have a couple of good friends at work that will see these for valentines day along with a candy cane.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Perfect Blend, Espress Yourself    
Paper: Vanilla, Real Read, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip 
Ink: Momento Espresso, chocolate chip, real red 
Accessories: copics, dimensionals, Quickutz, QK, Goosebumps 
Techniques: 3D, Copic Coloring, tone on tone, make your own background  

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Our Daily Bread Anchor


This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 517, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 517 - Triple the Possibilities, Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 308 - New Years Resolution, and Monday's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 381. I seldom make something that I really like but this may be an exception. One of my new years resolutions was to use new stuff bought and old stuff that I have not used in a long time. I have not used my Prismacolor pencils and gamsol in so long I almost forgot how. Another resolution was to complete the inside and outside, possibly the envelope as well. Today I did just that.
RECIPE:
Stamps: ODB - Ancho 
Paper: white, Pacific Point, Marina Mist 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Pacific Point 
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Gamsol Medium, Quickutz Anchor die, Ribbon, prismacolor pencils, 
Techniques: 3D, Dry Embossing, Gamsol Magic

Monday, January 19, 2015

Happy Anniversary Card for Andy and Nikki

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 517 - Triple the Possibilities, today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 308 - New Year Resolutions, and today's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 381. My New Years Resolution is to complete the inside along with the outside on all the cards I make this year. Today I did that with the help of Sweet N Sassy's Inside Innies for Anniversaries. I used the single tree from Lovely as a tree for my focal image, inked it with chocolate chip and wild wasabi inks and stamped after huffing. I colored inside and around and make some grass around the tree bottom. I curved the sentiment and stamped it in Primrose Petals. This is going next door to a nephew and his wife for their 1st anniversary. Hope they like it
RECIPE:
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree - SU, Anniverary Innies - SNS 
Paper: white, DCWV dp 
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Primrose Petals 
Accessories: dimensionals, ribbon, copics 
Techniques: Triple Layers, 3D, copic coloring

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Fleas Navidad

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 514 - Speaking Foreign, Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 523 and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 513 - Basic Bermuda Slush. I have had this idea in my head all day and tried to forget it but it just would not go away. I have no foreign language stamps so I had to free style this. I will give this to my darling hubby for Christmas since it reminds me of the mutt he brought home last year and grew into a horse. LOL.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Woof You - SNS 
Paper: White, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black 
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Darice Paw Print EF 
Techniques: dry emboss, paper piecing, doodling, Cut Out

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Hogs and Kisses

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 523 and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 513 - Basic Bermuda Slush which sounds so yummy even as cold as it is.
I found this digi image in my stash from years gone by and just had to color it up. I used copics and as I was coloring I realized how long ago it was that I printed this because it was certainly before I found the right paper for copic coloring, oh well, no time to reprint and start over just had to go with it and make the best of some therapy time. I stamped the sentiment from All Year Cheer that reads "hugs and kisses" and changed the u to an o. I think I will give this to my darling daughter e3stamper (aka) Shannon. She will get a kick out of it.
RECIPE:
Paper: white, Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush, DCWV - Blossoms & Butterflies dp
Ink: Bermuda Bay 
Techniques: copic coloring, 3D

Pure White Love

This is for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 516 - White Out and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 307 - Use Your Words.
This is for my darling hubby next month. I love him so much and on the inside I will write "My love for you is as pure as the color white". Hope he likes it. I used 2 sizes of scalloped and classic Nestability Hearts. The largest classic is the actual card and the larger scalloped is matting the card. I used my quickutz "love" letters and popped them up on dimensionals as well as the 2 matted smaller hearts. It is amazing how just white can make such an elegant creation.
RECIPE:
Stamps: none 
Paper: white 
Ink: none 
Accessories: Nestability Scalloped Hearts, Nestability Classic Hearts, Quickutz love letters 
Techniques: white out

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

All Holidays Mother's Day for MIL

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 512 - Bride in the Berry Meadow and Monday's MOJO MONDAY'S SKETCH CHALLENGE # 379.
I found this darling digi image in my enormous stock of pre-printed images and had to dust off my copics. I have not used them in such a long time and almost forgot how. I still wish I could color as good as most of you here on SCS but it is what it is and I am just thankful to get to play again today. My sentiment is from All Holidays and stamped in Rich Razzleberry. I used old olive to ink up the embossing folder then embossed on blushing bride. This will go to my MIL in May. She loves my handmade cards. Hope she likes this one too.
RECIPE:
Stamps: All Holidays, Digi Pansies 
Paper: White, Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride, KI Memories Doilies DP 
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, old olive 
Accessories: Ribbon, Copics, Cuttlebug, CB Victorian EF, Glitter Pen 
Techniques: Dry Embossing, dry embossing inked 

Monday, January 5, 2015

One Color All Holidays for Friends

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE #515 - Multicolor Sentiment and today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 306 - Just One. I went with the monochromatic look to do both challenges and made a simple and fast card to boot. Whoopi for me, so glad to get to play. I dusted off a Kaleidacolor pad of blues to stamp my all time favorite SU sentiment, matched up some card stock for a matt and ribbon for decoration and viola, I was done. Hope you like it and I know just the friend I am giving this to. Hope she likes it too.

ETA: Why am I never satisfied with a card I make?? I always think of something I could have done better or different after I have loaded. Well that is what happened to this one too. I add some some faux brads with punches from my crop-a-dile using tempting turquoise cs. Hope the improvement makes it better.
RECIPE:
Stamps: All Holidays 
 Paper: White, Tempting Turquoise 
 Ink: Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze 
Accessories: Ribbon 
Techniques: One Color, Monochrome Sentiment

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Celebration of Love and Sympathy

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 511 - Old Cake Whisperer, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 514 - The Ones Have It, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 305 - Welcome the New Year. As odd as it may seem including a sympathy card in on a Celebration challenge it is with joy that one of our Choir members is saying goodbye to her 100 year old Aunt who was so dear to her heart. To have lived an entire Century is a celebration in itself but to be in the arms of our Heavenly Father is truly a celebration.
I stamped the image then trimed around it so that the sentiment would be visible then stamped the sentiments all in old olive ink. I tied some ribbon in as close as possible to crumb cake color and was finished. I hope she will love this sympathy card created just for her.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Love and Sympathy 
Paper: White 
Ink: Old Olive 
Accessories: Ribbon 
Techniques: The One's Have It, Fussy Edges

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Cardinal Christmas Holiday Blocks

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 508 - Chocolate Cake Party and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 511 - Mini Treat Bags. I had to make my own since I do not have the die cut but these are really simple to make. Had fun with them and have more to make for next week. I used crumb cake cs for the base and Versamark Dazzle with the 2 background images from Frosty SU Stamp Set as a background image. I found some DCWV DP with chocholate chip and pool party colors and used it then stamped the images on pool party using chocolate chip ink. I hand trimmed around the image for a matt look. I stamped the sentiment from Cardinal Christmas SU set in chocolate chip from the punched out pieced used for the handle. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Cardinal Christmas, Holiday Blocks, Frosty 
Paper: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, DCWV - Garden Party 
Ink: Chocholate Chip 
Techniques: Mini Treat Bags

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Lovely Holidays

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 508 - To The Post, Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 517, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 507 - Under The Tree, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 301 - Lovely As A Tree. Now ladies, with these challenges as they are how could I not use that stamp set and die cut? LOL.
I stamped the tree on the tall wide piece of white CS in garden green and then on the postage piece while still in the die cut I did a second stamp off. I then stamped the sentiment over the tree again while it was still in the die cut then sponged the edges with espresso ink. I covered the tree with some Snow-Tex and then stickles after sponging the edges with garden green. I hope you like it. I had fun making it and it only took about 20 minutes to complete.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, All Holidays 
Paper: white, Early Espresso, Garden Green 
Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green 
Accessories: Nestability - Postage Stamps, Sponges, Dimensionals, Snow-Tex, Stickles 
Techniques: sponging, die cuts, 3D,

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

All Holiday's Merry Christmas

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 509 - Tis The Season; Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 509 - Layered Die Cuts, and my layout is from Monday's MOJO MONDAYS SKETCH CHALLENGE # 373.
I had to substitute old olive since I do not have Mossy Meadow, hope that is OK. The dp is some I found that I have had for eons and do not remember the name or where it came from, sorry. I hope you like it and some family member will receive this next month so I really hope they like it. Happy Thanksgiving and see everyone as soon as I can in the challenge galleries, gotta work the next 2 days and the next 2 after that are cooking and eating days. Yum Yum, cant wait.
RECIPE:
Stamps: All Holidays 
Paper: White, Old Olive, Rose Red, ??Christmas DP
Ink: Basic Blac 
Accessories: Nestabilities Ornament Dies 
Techniques: Layering, Die Cuts,

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

All Year Cheer Christmas

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 513, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 503 - Meadows of Golden Cherries and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 506 - Reverse Side Embossing with a die. Not sure I did that one right but it is what it is and since I do not get to play thazt often I am hoping to get off easy from the challenge police. I embossed the snowflake folder on crushed curry then went over the raised portion with white craft ink. I am so bad with angles but I think this is OK I used some old olive card stock for the bottom section and stamped the sentiment in cherry cobbler. I did have 1 of the 3 colors for this week. I am out of touch with my SU supplier and having to do the best I can with what I have. I popped up various snowflakes and covered the seam of the 2 papers with 2 ribbons. I hope this will make someone a nice Christmas card next month. Have a great day and will catch up when I can.
RECIPE:
Stamps: All Year Cheer I 
Paper: white, Crushed Curry, Old Olive 
Ink: Classic White Craft Ink, Cherry Cobbler 
Accessories: Martha Stewart Snowflake punch, Snowflake punches, ribbons 
Techniques: dry imbossing, punches

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

All Year Cheer Christmas Again

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 500 - Winter Option, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 503 - Pencil Erasers, Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 294 - Poke A Hole In It, and my layout is from Mondays MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 367. I had fun with this layout again and will all the challenges. Today is my last day of being able to play this week. Just not enough time when I already have to get up at 4am to get to work on time :( Hope you like it as much as I do. Have a fabulous rest of the week my stamping friends. I miss you all so much. I continue to pray for a job that will allow me some more stamping time but till then I will jump in when I can.

ETA: The matt on the bottom sections and on top of the half circles is a close match for Lost Lagoon although in my PIC it looks like grey. GGRRRR
RECIPE:
Stamps: All Year Cheer I
Paper: Cherry Cobble, Old Olive, KI Autumn Flowers DP, Vanilla
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive   
Accessories: ribbon, dimensionals, pencil Eraser   
Techniques: doodling, paper piercing, 3D, pencil eraser dots

Monday, October 13, 2014

All Year Cheer Chirstmas Dots and Stripes

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 503 - Pencil Erasers, CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 294 - Poke a Hole in it, and today's MONDAY'S MOJO SKETCH CHALLENGE # 367. OH I am so thrilled with how this turned out. It is certainly not the high quality of many stampers on here but a step up from my many of my last attempts. I used 2 pencils inked in riding hood red and wild wasabi to make the 2 dotted panels and the same ink markers to make the stripes. I matted the stripes on riding hood red and the dots on wild wasabi paper. I punched 1' holes in both colors of paper and then cut them in half and paper pierced the rounded part. I tied some red and green ribbons. The sentiment is stamped in riding hood red ink. I just love that font and use it more than any of my other Christmas sentiments.
RECIPE:
Stamps: All Year Cheer I   
 Paper: White, Riding Hood Red, Wild Wasabi   
 Ink: Riding Hood Red, Wild Wasabi   
Accessories: Pencil Erasers, Paper Piercer, 1" hole puncher, SU markers
Techniques: Paper Piercing, Pencil Erasers, Make your own DP, Doodling