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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Retiform Autumn Blessings

This is for today's TREEHOUSE THURSDAY CHALLENGE - Color Combo (Crushed curry, dusty Durango, soft suede, & a neutral). Ashley has chosen some perfect colors for us to be inspired by the changing of the seasons all around us. It is good to see the trees finally turning around here in the deep south. If you don't have these SU colors then she says still please free to play along with colors you do have close to these mentioned. I also did not get to do and wanted to try Monday's TECHNIQQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Retiform so I had to try it. Not as difficult as I thought it might be. I trimmed some of my post it notes in various shapes and began with crushed curry rolled then placed my post its and rolled dusty durango, then more post its and a light roll of soft suede on top to sorta give it an aged (distressed) look. My layout is from Sunday's CARD POSITIONING SYSTEMS SKETCH CHALLENGE # 139. Love this sketch. I used dusty durango for my base and a strip of durango on top of my retiform background panel. The sentiment on my focal panel was stamped in soft suede then the leaves inked in crushed curry and rolled in dusty durango then stamped randomly. I punched out 2 different types of leaves from Fiskars punches in crushed curry and sponged the edges with dusty durango then popped them up. The focal panel and matt were cut with Labels 4 Nestie. The nesties and the stamp set used called Autumn Blessings can be found at TREEHOUSE STAMPS. Hope you like it and come on play along with the THT challenge this week. Last week we had 22 stampers play along with the THT challenge. Ashley would love to see those 22 and more come back this week and play along with the color challenge, just remember to include THT021 in your keyword/tags when uploading to SCS or Paper Craft Planet. Thanks for taking a look and let me know what you think.
Stamps: Autumn Blessings - Treehouse Stamps
Paper: white, dusty durango
Ink: crushed curry, dusty durango, soft suede
Accessories: Fiskars leaf punches
Techniques: Retiform, 3D

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

It's Your Birthday Old Brawd

This is another one for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE. OK ladies I need some help here. I have been talking with Shannon about how to kick up my designs a bit as they seem dull and plain to me. She suggested that I stop trying so hard to combine so many challenges. So this is just one challenge. I colored this darling image from a set I just got from Totally Stampalicious called Old Brawd. I just love this sassy lady. I used copics to color her. I cut the image Out of the Box and matted it on Riding Hood Red cs. I stamped the sentiment in black on kraft cs. I used some Indian Summer dp for the 3 side panels. I layered some primas and added a purple daisy brad to hold them all together and folded a strip of ribbon to place under the primas. So what do you think?
Stamps: Old Brawd - Totally Stampalicious
Paper: white, black, kraft, Indian Summer
Ink: black
Accessories: copics, primas, ribbon, daisy brad
Techniques: out of the box, 3D, copic coloring

ETA: Rebeccah contacted me the day I loaded this asking for permission to add to the on line gallery and after I thought about it for an entire 1 sec I rapidly replied "YES", it is now on thier gallery page. Whoo Hoo. I am so thrilled that this company liked what I made.

Diva Airlines

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE. I used the color combo from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE. The stamp set I used is called Diva Airlines and it is from CLEAR AND SIMPLE STAMPS. I just love this airplane. If I could find a job that would require flying I would take it. I love being up in the air. My image was stamped in black brilliance the colored with copics, matted on melon mambo then popped up. The sentiment on the kraft layer was also stamped in black. I used a sheet of Rasberry Lemonade dp for the 3 panel strips matted on white then on black. A strip of black ribbon is joining panels 1 and 2 together and covering the seam. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Diva Airlines - CSS
Paper: white, black, kraft, melon mambo
Ink: black brilliance
Accessories: copics, dimensionals, ribbon
Techniques: copic coloring

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Waterlily Acceptance

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE - Krafty Black Melons. I used a set called Waterlilies that I recently purchased from Flourishes for today's FLOURISHES TIMELESS TUESDAY CHALLENGE - Border punches. I used my Fiskars scalloped with holes border punch on the black cs layer. My layout is from today's MERCY'S TUESDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE #45. I love this simple yet versatile sketch. I decided to have my focus mostly on a sentiment so it was stamped in cameo coral on white. I then stamped the fish separately in black brilliance, colored with copics, cut them out and placed them around the sentiment. I layerd my oval focal panel with cameo coral using my Marvy Mega oval scallop punch. I used some Kraft pattern paper for the border punch panel and popped all of this up on white cs. I love the contrast of this. Hope you do too.
Stamps: Waterlilies - Flourishes
Paper: white, black, cameo coral, kraft pp
Ink: cameo coral, black brilliance
Accessories: ribbon, dimensionals, Marvy scallop oval punches, Fiskars oval template, Fiskars scallop border with holes
Techniques: copic coloring, 3D

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Vivi the Elf

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER - Rachelhope13. I enjoyed browsing through her yummy gallery and finally decided on CASEing her DANCE SAVANNAH CARD. I have never seen this Anya before but I do love it. I just received this adorable Vivi from The Greeting Farms newest release and I love her. She is just tooo cute. So I decided on using her for this weeks OUR CREATIVE CORNER where Lori challenged us this week to be inspired by our fav holiday movie or book. My alltime fav holiday is Christmas and all of the Santa Clause movies with Tim Allen are a must see all year long. I changed the Theme, colors, layout and left off the ribbon, pearls, tags and primas. I used a sheet of cs that I also just received from TGF called Merry Merry, Is it not the cutest? I changed the layout of Rachels card to use this weeks sketch from CARD POSITIONING SYSTEM. I stamped the image in black brilliance then colored with copics E50, E51, G14, RV10, RV23, RV25, Y00 & Y11. I colored the bell with a silver Bic pen. The rim around the top of the hat is covered in glitter glue. It is just soo shiny. I used my Nestie Large Oval for the image panel then embossed it. This is matted on a Fiskars oval that I cut out in Pink Passion. I used a wavy paper trimmer to make the 3 strips in the center. I hope you like it.
Stamps: Vivi - TGF
Paper: White, Merry Merry DP, Pink Passion
Ink: Black Brilliance
Accessories: copics, Nestie Oval, Fiskars Oval
Techniques: copic coloring

Friday, October 23, 2009

Embossed Best Witches Girlie Wiper Card

This is for today's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE - Girlie Girl to make a girlie card without pattern paper unless made with stamps. My patchwork Witch image is also for Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - Patched Up. I heat embossed my witch image for Thursday'a TREEHOUSE THURSDAY CHALLENGE # 020 - Emboss It. My layout is from Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE. My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE. My card style is from Monday's easy, adorable, and fun TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Wiper Card. I used a recently released Halloween set from TREEHOUSE STAMPS called Best Witches. My image was colored with copics after heat embossed on vanilla cs. I made the 2 side panels with cameo coral using the small rectangle image from the set stamped in bravo burgandy. I used a black cs base. I love how this turned out and hope you do too.
Stamps: Best Witches - THS
Paper: black, vanilla, always artichoke, cameo coral, bravo burgandy
Ink: versamark, bravo burgandy, always artichoke
Accessories: metal dots, black embossing powder
Techniques: heat emboss, wiper card, copic coloring

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Oh Me Oh My why does the time Fly By. Where have these years gone and why did they go so quickly when it took forever for me to get from 12yrs to 16yrs of age. LOL My oldest daughter, Shannon, is celebrating her 2nd anniversary of her 29th birthday as she calls it. I don't know how many anniversaries she is planning on having but I am thinking of cutting her off next year. LOL.


Hope you have a fantastic day.

Embossed Autumn Blessings

Hello everyone. It is Thursday again and that means it is time for another Treehouse Thursday Challenge. This week Ashley is challenging eveyone to an embossing day of fun. Emboss something using heat emboss, dry emboss, or even faux emboss...just have fun. If you have Treehouse images please do use them, if not just use what you have and have fun doing what you love to do.
For this card I stamped my pumpkin image from a darling recently released set from TREEHOUSE STAMPS called Autumn Blessings. I stamped in versamark then applied gold embossing powder and heat set. I love embossing. Such a fun technique. I layered my pumpkin panel in more mustard cs. The 2 pieces of dp are from Recollections Autumn pack. I love that pack of dp. My layout is from Monday's MOJO Sketch challenge. My kinda sketch. CAS(clean and simple).. LOL. Come on play along with the design team so we can see what you come up with. Just make sure to incluce THT020 in your keyword on SCS or Tag in PCP.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

CSS Cookie Bake Wiper Card

Good News I am hoping! It looks like my MIL may get to come home today if the skin grafts done yesturday look OK today. She will have to go back next week for them to recheck but I know she would rather be home than stuck up there in that ICU and I am ready for my hubby to fill his side of the bed. Last night I kept moving over further and further trying to feel him over there.

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE. I used Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Always Bravo Cameo for my color combo and made another of Monday's super fun TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Wiper Card just because they are so much fun and so adorable. I love using the little pop up for short messages. The stamp set I used for this is called "COOKIE BAKE" and is from this month's release from CLEAR AND SIMPLE STAMPS. I also used a background stamp from a set called "WHEAT" for the 2 thin panels. I stamped my 3 cookies in the 3 different colors from the CC then covered them with stickles. The sentiment is stamped in bravo burgandy on the cameo layer. I love these quick and easy but adorable wiper cards and I love how this one turned out.
Stamps: Cookie Bake, Wheat - CSS
Paper: Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgandy, Cameo Coral
Ink: Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgandy, Cameo Coral
Accessories: ribbon, stickles
Techniques: wiper card

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Simple Get Well Wishes Wiper Card

Whey I have missed my stamp time. I will be glad when my life returns to normal if it ever does. LOL. I usually do NOT stamp in the evening but am soo missing my dh as he is in August with his Mom so I thought I would knock out some challenges I missed. Jessie's Mom has seizures and for the 2nd time in 2months she has had a seizure while cooking at the stove that resulted in 2nd and 3rd degree burns. This time it was really bad and covered the entire inside of her right arm and the hand as well. After a short time in our ER here she was shipped to Augusta's burn center in ICU. Today they have began debriding and such. He is up there with his Dad.

So this is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE - Always Bravo Cameo, Monday's TECHNQIUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Wiper Card and my layout is from today's MERCY'S SKETCH CHALLENGE # 44. I love Mercy's sketch for today and knew I wanted to use it somehow. I had also viewed the video Beate did for the wiper card and I am a visual person so that was a great help and thought I would give it a try. Love it. I used my new Quickutz embossing folder I got at HL last Friday called diamonds and dots on the cameo layer. I stamped the open leaf image on my bravo burgandy base from this darling set called Simple Wishes found at TREEHOUSE STAMPS in bravo burgandy ink. I just can NOT stop using this darling flower set. I stamped the vanilla layer with the large flowers in cameo coral and the dotted centers with bravo burgandy after stamping off. Stickles to the centers. The leaves are in always artichoke. The little tag that pops up was stamped with get well wishes in burgandy and the small flower in cameo coral after stamping off. The 4 faux brads on the corners are from my crop-a-dile punch. I love how this turned out but what do you think?
Stamps: Simple Wishes - THS
Paper: bravo burgandy, vanilla, cameo coral, always artichoke
Ink: bravo burgandy, cameo coral, always artichoke
Accessories: crop-a-dile, stickles, ribbon, Quckutz, Diamonds and Dots Embossing Folder
Techniques: Dry embossing, Wiper Card

Sunday, October 18, 2009

It's Your Birthday Horses

Well there are about 20 people coming to my house this afternoon expecting a wonderful dinner and fellowship. We have 4 birthdays in October and the are all on just 2 days, 16th nad 22nd. Weird right?? Anyway I did not have a lot of time to think and scout out challenges so this is just one challenge and it is for today's FEATURED STAMPER - Dancerriley.
I chose her darling GET WELL SOON card to CASE. I changed the colors, theme, and ribbon placement. I used a set I just bought Friday on my shopping adventure with Shannon from Inkadinkadoo called "Horses" and for my sentiment I used SU It's Your birthday. I love this seasons dp from Recollections - Autumn. I made my own background stamp from one I got in the dollar bin. My image and sentiment are stamped in close to cocoa.
Stamps: It's Your Birthday, Horse
Paper: Appricot Appeal, Recollections - Autum dp, blue cs?
Ink: close to cocoa
Accessories: ribbon, oval punches

Thursday, October 15, 2009

THT019 CASING Me with Autumn Blessings

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - Autum Leaves and for today's TREEHOUSE THURSDAY CHALLENGE 019 - CASEing Neva. Yep, that's right, I am CASEing myself this week. Hey I love a challenge and there is not many I will not do. TeeHee. OK so I love trying to make unique shaped cards and this SUNSHINE SCALLOPS Circle Card was soo much fun I decided to try a pumpkin shaped card when I got my new Nestie Pumpkin dies. I envisioned not taking my folded CS all the way to the top would allow for a fold at the top and it did. YEAH! I used the largest for the base and the next one for the front which was also embossed then I used my birthday present to myself that I bought last week on shopping trip with my darling hubby. I bought an air compressor for my Copic Airbrushing system as I am terrified of the cans. I know stupid right, but a fear of explosion is real to me. So I am not so afraid of my compressor, go figure. Anyway I used some Y11 in the center with the die still in place, then some Y26 around the edges. I placed the leaves punched in kiwi kiss around the sentiment stamped in dusty durango. I love how this turned out and hope you do too. Come on play along with the THT challenge. Ashley and all the DT would love to see what you come up with. Just make sure to include THT019 in your keword.
Stamps: Autumn Blessings - Treehouse Stamps
Paper: Orange Textured CS, White
Ink: Dusty Durango
Accessories: Copic, copic ABS, Nestabilities - Pumpkin
Techniques: Embossing, Airbrushing

Clear and Simple Autumn Release



You can order the entire collection in one single click. This is a package valued at $135, including all {9} newly released stamp sets.

Spooky Sweets / Woodlands / Holi-Dazzle / Holly Jolly / Cookie Bake

Taste of Christmas / Autumn / Wheat
I just absolutely love the sets released this month. I made some sucker treat toppers. I used some Recollections - Halloween design paper.
For this one I used the pumpkin image stamped on white and colored with copic makers then matted on orange and purple cs. I used some halloween ribbon. The sentiment was stamped in real red.
I stamped this darling image in black, colored with copics and matted on green then orange cs and used some halloween ribbon for decoration.
Here they are side by side.
And here is a picture of the sucker peeking out of the cover.

Come on and visit the rest of the design team to see what they have for your viewing pleasure.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Spooky Sweet Treats Easel Card

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE and Monday's TECNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Easel Card. I love these darling cards and made this one for a special purpuse. I used this month's Stamp of the Month from CLEAR AND SIMPLE STAMPSrelease called Spooky Sweets that I just adore. Such a fun set to work with. I stamped the candy corn image and sentiments in dusty durango to match the colors in the dp. I found this dp yrs ago when I first began playing around with this addictive hobby. My easel base is some yellow textured cs I have also had for yrs. Maybe if I stop buying NEW stuff I can use up all of this old stuff. LOL. My 3 focal panels are popped up on dimensionals. I used my Fiskars layered deckle punches for the 3 squares on the front and the 2 on the inside with a button attached. Got another early and long day ahead at work.
Stamps: Spooky Sweets - CSS
Paper: white, yellow textured cs, orange, candy corn dp
Ink: dusty durango
Accessories: button, hemp, dimensionals, deckle layered punches, button, hemp
Techniques: Easel Card, 3D

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Eat Ham Easel

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE - Chocolate Bay Appeal and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Easel Card. Oh these easel cards are so much fun. I love them. I also love this new set recently released from TREEHOUSE STAMPScalled Eat Ham. I love this turkey image and the font on the sentiments are just darling. I stamped my image in espresso ink on vanilla cs, colored with copics, then covered the feather sections with stickles. I hope you like it. I have a long day at work away from my puter so I will be back later this afternoon to oohhh and aaahhh at everyone elses creations. Can't wait to see what everyone else makes.
Stamps: Eat Ham - THS
Paper: Choc chip, appricot appeal CS and PP, Bermuda Bay, Vanilla
Ink: espress, taken with teal
Accessories: oval punches, copics, stickles, CB Argyle Embossing folder
Techniques: Easel Card, Dry Embossing

Monday, October 12, 2009

THS Best Witches

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Easel Card. It took me longer to load this than it did to make it. What a quickie and fun card this is. I will be making more. I also had to make my own button which was TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - 5 Layer Buttons from a few weeks ago. Love that one too. I used Recollections Halloween dp for this and kiwi kiss on the front panel. I punched a Martha Stewart Witch and Cauldron & Spider in black and stamped this cute sentiment from a recently released set called "Best Witches" from TREEHOUSE STAMPS in black. Here is a close up of the button I made using a different piece of dp from that same stack of Recollections. I love making my own buttons.
Stamps: Best Witches - THS
Paper: Recollections - Halloween, kiwi kiss
Ink: black
Accessories: Martha Stewart Witch and Cauldron & Spider Punches
Techniques: Easel Card, 5 Layer Button

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Simple Autumn Blessings for Fall

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER - Glowbug. I found this FALL/HARVEST RECIPE BOOK and loved the way she used the sunflowers behind the pumpkins. I never have been good at mixing dp's and probably not a good one here either but I tried by using her SCARECROW for inspiration. So I combined combined my 2 inspirational pieces together. I changed the layout by using this weeks OUR CREATIVE CORNER CHALLENGE - SKETCH and I changed the colors. This is also for Friday's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE - Simply "Fall"ing. My images are from 2 of the recent releases from TREEHOUSE STAMPS called Autumn Blessings and Simple Wishes. I just love both of these sets so much and can not stop using them. Hope you do too.
Stamps: Autumn Blessings &imple Wishes - Treehouse Stamps
Paper: vanilla, MME, Olive, Orange
Ink: Old Olive, Essresso
Accessories: dimensionals
Techniques: masking, 3D

Simpy Falling Harvest Inspiration

This is for today's CARD POSITIONING SYSTEM SKETCH CHALLENGE, Saturday's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE - TzaddShop, and Friday's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE - Simply "Fall"ing. I found my inspiration in this darling picture of this Reversible Prima Glass Art Necklace - Prairie Sunrise. I love fall weather and all the colors of fall as well. I used the cornicopia image from "HARVEST" and a sentiment from "PRAISE HIM" both from CLEAR AND SIMPLE STAMS. My image was colored with copics and the sentiment stamped in real red. My dp is from a stack from My Minds Eye. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Harvest, Praise Him - Clear and Simple Stamps
Paper: white, kiwi kiss, MME, orange
Ink: black, real red

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Inspired Autumn Blessings

This is for today's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE - TzaddiShop. I found my inspiration from the colors in this lovely AUTUM TREE GLASS ART NECKLACE. This is also for Friday's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE - Simpy "Fall"ing. I love fall weather and especially the colors of fall. It just does not seem to last long enough. My image was stamped in black brilliance and then colored with copics. My dp is called "June Bug" and stamp set called "Autumn Blessings" are both found at TREEHOUSE STAMPS. This is just one of the 4 stamp sets recently released from Treehouse Stamps and they are all such fun sets. My layout is from today's OUR CREATIVE CORNER SKETCH CHALLENGE. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Autumn Blessings
Paper: white, red, mellow moss, orange
Ink: black brilliance, pumpkin pie, mellow moss
Accessories: oval punhces, copics
Techniques: Out of the Box, 3D

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Diva Airline Around The World

These are for Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - Around the World. It has been quite some time since I did any scrapbooking. I found these 2 pictures in my stack from my 1st flight I took alone. I went to Nashville,TN for a convention and while I was there I got to go to the Rhyman Auditorium. Man was that fantastic. Such a memorable visit. The old Grand Ole Opry house, still looks fantastic. I got a window seat and took advantage of my camera and the view. I was amazed the 1st time I flew how much you could see from that high up. There were clouds above, below and some we went straight through. So exciting until we hit some turbulance. LOL. I used a gorgeous set from CLEAR AND SIMPLE STAMPS - Diva Airlines. Such a fantastic set for a travel page. Hope you like them.

THT018 Simple Wishes Just Because

Whoo hoo it's Thursday and time for another TREEHOUSE THURSDAY CHALLENGE - Just Because for everyone on the TREEHOUSE STAMPS BLOG. I made this card JUST BECAUSE I have a special friend that I feel like could use a little lift. I hope she likes it. This also fits today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - Around the World. I love the various colors from spring, summer, and fall flowers. I used a brand new set from TREEHOUSE STAMPS called Simple Wishes. I stamped the solid leaf image in old olive on Kiwi Kiss cs, then stamped the flowers in crushed curry, close to cocoa, and old olive on white. The main panel is matted on crushed curry and popped up. I used some choc chip cs and layered some brown polkadot ribbon on top. Come on and play along with todays challenge just be sure to add THT018 in your keyword/tags on SCS or PCP. Ashley would love to see what you come up with. Don't forget to add your link on Mr. Linky on the Treehouse Blog.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Beware Pirates, It's Faux Suede

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE. I combined it with Tuesday's Doubledog Dare Challenge hosted this week by my dear sweet friend JDMOMMY where she challenges us to make a masculine card with no flowers or ribbons :0 what?. I also used Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Mellow Whites and my mellow moss for panel 2b was separated after distressing for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Faux Suede. I made this in about 15 min which is a record for me. I heat embossed the pirate image on kraft using white kraft ink and white EP. I used the opposite side of a mellow moss piece of cs that I separated Tuesday for the TLC. Hope you like it. I am off to another early day at work. Gggggrrrr
Stamps: Beware Pirates - SU
Paper: white, kraft, mellow moss
Ink: white craft ink, mellow moss
Techniques: Faux Suede

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Simple Get Well Wishes

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE - Mellow Whites. I missed the challenge on Monday so I included it for the TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Faux Suede on my Mellow Moss base layer and my Kraft circle layer. My layout is from MERCY'S SKETCH CHALLENGE # 43. I finally got to play before going to work today. Yeppee. I used a just released gorgeous flower set from TREEHOUSE STAMPS. I love this set it is just so versatile and has a variety of sentiments. I used Get Well Wishes on this one. I had to add just a bit of barely banana for the flowers bc kraft colored flowers would look sorta dead. YUK! sorry Emily. I stamped the solid leaf image in mellow moss then the outline leaf image in white craft. I also stamped the smaller leaf image in just craft white but it sorta got hide by my top panel which is popped up. Did you know that soft sueded stamped off then stamped looks really close to Kraft? Well now you do. That is my flower center which also has some stickles on it. Hope everyone has a great day everyone.
Stamps: Simple Wishes - THS
Paper: white, kraft, mellow moss
Ink: mellow moss, barely banana, soft suede
Accessories: Stickles, brads
Techniques: Faux Suede

CSS Take The Challenge - Get Punchy

Well it is the 1st Tuesday of the month and that means a new TAKE THE CHALLENGE presented by CLEAR AND SIMPLE STAMPS BLOG. This month's challenge is to get PUNCHY. And these darling Trick Or Treat Baskets are just too fun and easy to make more. I used my square and circle punches for the jack-o-lanter face. I also used a TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - 5 Layer Buttons. I love making these darling buttons. I punched 10 pumpkins in a dark orange cs glued 5 of them together, punched holes with the crop-a-dile then covered the top layer with crystal effects. After they dried I tied them to the basket handles and basket. Aren't they darling?

With 7 grandchildren I need a lot of treat baskets to make them all happy. LOL. I decided to make another one. Whoo Hoo these sure are fun. Come on try one... For this one I used my Stampin Up Designer Label Punch to make the tag. I also punched a hole for the split ring and for the brad holes with my cropadile punch. I randomly stamped the 4 different jack-o-lanter faces in black on the orange textured cs. This time I used the same paper for the basket, handle and circle bottoms.
Also this time I shredded some green paper for my confetti for the inside of the basket. I tied some black gingham ribbon around the top and used some green brads to hold the handle to the basket.

And what trick or treat basket would be complete without some yummy candy?

Here is my 2nd sample for this fun challenge. I decided to use my Martha Stewart Witch and Cauldron paper punch and my Nestability Label Seven that to me looks like a book so I made the inside of a Witches Brew Recipe book. I used Bewitched Stamp Set from Clear and Simple Stamps recent release. On the cauldron I added some Polymark Green Irradescent Fabric Paint bc a witches brew should be green right? I love these new fall/halloween sets from CSS and hope you do too. Would you like to play along? Make something using any type of punches and include TTC10 in your keyword on SCS or tag in Paper Craft Planet. Come on and play along, we would love to see what you come up with. For more inspiration visit the CLEAR AND SIMPLE BLOG SITE to see what the other Design Team Members have created.

Monday, October 5, 2009

I Need Stamp Therapy!!

I am going to be in withdrawals for almost and entire month due to work. I will be stamping and posted every chance I get but it will be now and then rather than daily as usual. I have training all month for our Resp and Nursing Staff from 7am to 7pm ever day, even some Sat. Got fit them in somehow. If you miss me just know that you don't miss me 1/2 as much as I miss my morning ritual of stamping, loading, then drooling over everyone else's creations.
Have a great week everyone.

Saturday, October 3, 2009


Join Clear and Simple Stamps Group on Paper Craft Planet. October 3rd is a day dedicated to celebrating the joy and excitement when creating cards and fabulous paper crafts. If you click the pic above then you will be taken to the CSS PCP page where you can hunt for inspiration through our Design Team showcase on World Card Making Day and a possibility of winning prizes.
Here is a picture of my card. Want to play along? Have you Got Milk to go with this yummy candy? Then head on over to Paper Craft Planet's Clear and Simple page and play along. Happy Hopping and hunting.... Good Luck to all.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Lovely Christmas Tree

OK I will be in the woods all weekend so no puter, no SCS :-( so I am having to pack in as much as I can in my last upload until next time as work seems to be interferring in my stamping time. Very Busy month. So this is for today's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE - O Christmas Tree yes I am doing today's challenge even though I have been resisting bringing out my Christmas stamps that are packed away.
Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT - Say It With Pizzazz.
Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Pretty in Gray Shadows and Tuesday's ARTFUL INKABLES CHALLENGE 04 - Sparkle.
Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Foil Embossing. I stamped the single tree from Lovely as a Tree set in sage shadow then sponged around the tree. I applied some red glitter for faux Christmas ornaments. My foil embossing panels are cuttlebugs 2x2 frame & gift. My Pizazze is for the Quickutz candy candy turned upside down on over to be used as a "J", 3/4" circle punch subbing in for the "O" and 3 sage shadow Quickutz holly dies and 2 PIP crop-a-dile (the largest side) punches for berries used for the "Y". I also used my hole puncher for the fauz going gray brads. My tree is covered in glitter for the AIC challenge to sparkle. Soo what'cha think? Will this cover me until I can get back? Hope so.
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree
Paper: pretty in pink, sage shadow, going gray, white, Berry Bliss
Ink: sage shadow
Accessories: tin foil, CB Frames, crop-a-dile, Hole punhcer, circle punches, stickles, red glitter glue
Techniques: Foil embossing, 3d

Thursday, October 1, 2009

THT017 Altered Simple Wishes

Well it is Thursday and that means it is time for another challenge from TREEHOUSE THURSDAY'S CHALLENGE 017 - Alter It. This week Ashley has challenged the design team to alter something, a notebook, tin, can, clipboard, whatever inspires us. I chose to alter this darling little spiral notebook I have had for ages. I used a brand new released set from TREEHOUSE STAMPS called Simple Wishes. I just love this flower set. I stamped the daisies in crushed curry, the centers and sentiment with close to cocoa and the leaves & stems with old olive. My focal image is matted on crushed curry then black cs. I wanted to do an entire front but my spiral punch did not line up with this one,,gggrrrr. Oh well, I still liked how this turned out and hope you do too. Now find visit the rest of the design team and find your inspiration, make something and upload to SCS or PCP. Make sure to include THT017 in your tag/keyword so that it can be found easily as well as adding your creation in Mr.Linky on the Treehouse Blog Site.

Spooky Sweet Trick or Treat Basket

It is the 1st day of October, this year is just flying by too fast but the 1st of the month means a new stamp set and a new template to play with from CLEAR AND SIMPLE STAMPS. So here it is

In addition to offering our $1 off incentive, below are our Copic SOTM bundle and our monthly template:

For October the bundle will include the Copic Trio Set: Yellow Red 1 (YR00, YR04, YR07)

Copic Marker Bundle with the SOTM for the bargain price of $26 - that's a $15 stamp set and $15 Copic Marker Trio set combined at a $4 reduction in price - you won't find a better bundle anywhere! (HINT will will be $25 if using the DTBlog $1 Discount too)


TEMPLATE: Trick-or-Treat Basket

This months set just called to Sue for a trick or treat basket and it is just adorable. Not only adorable but easy to put together. I made mine for one of my lucky grandchildren. With the world as it is my daughters do not take their kids door to door for trick or treat. Come on and get your supplies together and make some of these baskets. I love them and hope you do too.
Here is a view of my basket after I finished it. I used some pumpkin pie for the handle and black for the bottom. For the basket I used some Stampin' UP Ghostly Greetings dp. I punched some Martha Stewart spiders and placed them randomly. Here is a view of my basket filled with my handmade confetti. I shredded some orange paper, crumbled it up then filled my basket with it.

Here is a view of my basket from the side.

And finally here is a front view of my basket filled with some goodies. I really hope you like it and will print the template out and make one yourself..

Want some more inspiration and eye candy? Hop on over to the CLEAR AND SIMPLE BLOG SITE and see what the rest of the design team created for your inspirational view pleasures.