Saturday, October 26, 2013

Happy Big Day

Tonight I have a card for you that I had a lot of fun making.  Anytime I get to use my Big Shot is fun for me and this has several Big Shot elements.  I used a sketch from MoJo Monday and the colors from Color Throwdown.

Stamps: Chalk Talk, Everything Eleanor
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar
Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautifully Baroque EF, Circles Framelits, Chalk Talk Framelits, Pistachio Pudding Stretch Ruffle Ribbon, Flower Trim, Hexagon Punch

I was extremely happy to have the energy to make this card.  I had to switch out the closets of all 4 kids - Whew!  That is an all day job but they definitely needed their long sleeve shirts and pants to be available!

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Gearing Up for Christmas Stamp Camp

Hello!  Today I'm showing you the fabulous and fun cards we did at the Gearing Up for Christmas Stamp Camp this past Saturday.  (If you missed out, don't worry, there is another one next month with a brand new set of cards!)
First is a total view of the collection.  Lots of fun!

I think you've seen this one before!  I posted it not too long ago for a blog challenge and loved it so much that I had to share it with my campers!

This is a new one.  I've seen the idea for a wreath out of the Daydream Medallions on several other cards and decided to try it out.  Love the results!

This is another one that the technique has caught my eye on Pinterest.  This uses the Pennant Builder punch to make the layers of the tree.  Add some pearls and a bit of ruffle ribbon and you have elegance in a card!

Next, Super easy using some paper from the Winter Frost DSP stack.  I love how the embossed frame frames the sentiment!
This one you may have seen before as well.  I started early with designs for Christmas cards this year so I could share some of my favorites at camps.  I just changed up the greens and blues for some slightly darker tones.

And, finally, I say this card at a fellow demo's house and asked if I could C.A.S.E. it and she said YES!  I moved the placement of the DSP a little to make it my own  but loved the original so I kept it mostly the same. Thanks Amy Kunkle!

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Crafty Afternoon

I had a little time this afternoon with no commitments so I decided to blow off doing the laundry and indulge myself in a little creative therapy.  I'm not sure where my days go.  I thought I would have so much more time since all of my kids are in school this year but I think the hours speed up while they are away!  Anyway, back to doing challenges!
I'm really quite proud of this card.  I combined three challenges into one and I really like the outcome.
Stamps: Morning Meadow
Paper: Smokey Slate, Riding Hood Red, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Sweater Weather DSP, Eastern Elegance DSP, and another SU DSP from Valentines a few years ago
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, More Mustard, Garden Green
Accessories: Big Shot, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Pansy Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
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ABC47 '3 or more Pattern Papers'
You can create any card using at least 3 (or more) pattern papers/ designer series paper.

 Next, I moved on to some Christmas cards.  Gathering ideas for some upcoming Stamp Camps!  Sometimes simple is beautiful and that's what I think of this card.
Stamps: More Merry Messages
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Soft Sky, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray, Silver Glimmer
Accessories: Big Shot, Snow Flurry Die (I was so sad this retired!), Elegant Lines EF
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 And last but not least, this cute little square card!  I just got the Merry Little Christmas set two days ago so this seemed like the perfect card to use it on.
Stamps: Merry Little Christmas, Warmth and Wonder
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Versamark, Silver Encore
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Accessories: Pool Party EP, Clear EP, 1 1/4" Scalloped Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Circle Framelits, Silver 1/8" Ribbon, Basic Jewel Rhinestones
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Special Nieces

Good Morning!  I have a few cards to share today that I made for some of my nieces.

This one was for my niece Lora.  I had made cards for all her sisters on accomplishing a goal but hers was just because she brightens my day.  Seize the Sketch had the perfect layout for this card.
Stamps: Tag It
Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Smoky Slate, Melon Mambo
Paper:  Pistachio Pudding, Smoky Slate, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Adorning Accents EF, Bitty Banners Framelits, Chalk Talk Framelits, Crystal Effects

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 This one was for Lora's sister Alisha who worked very hard and won first place in a race.  (I ran a race with her this summer and this girl can RUN!!! She beat me by about 10 minutes!)  I wanted bright colors for her and these from Colour Q combined with a sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments worked perfectly.
Stamps: Tag It
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Brights DSP stack (retired)
Accessories: Big Shot, Delicate Doilies Sizzlet L, Circles #2 Die, Chalk Talk Framelits, Chevron EF, Scalloped Trim Border Punch, Dazzling Details
I had to add a tiny bit of sparkle to the star on the trophy!

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