Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fab Friday 53

Hello everyone!  I made this card for Fab Friday 53 sketch challenge....

I just LOVE this cute little station wagon with the tree on top!  It looks fabulous colored red, doesn't it?!!!  The Blendabilities markers are just the right thing to use when coloring in these, so easy!  First I stamped the trees, then added the sky in the form of chalk!  It's been forever since I used chalk!  It was super easy to get just the right amount of sky with a soft cotton ball.  Then, I stamped in the car and Christmas tree and colored those in. I used the color lifter to highlight the center part of the car.
 I don't have the Crumb Cake or skin color assortment yet, but those are next on my list, so I colored in the big trees with a Soft Suede regular marker.  It worked just fine for that. 

Here's a list of supplies that I used.....
Stamps: White Christmas
Paper: Marina Mist, Smokey Slate, White, Cherry Cobbler, Season of Style DSP stack
Ink: Memento black, Marina Mist,  Soft Suede marker, Cherry Cobbler, Smokey Slate, and Old Olive Blendabilites
Accessories: Chalk, Naturals designer button, Arrows EF, Linen thread

Saturday, October 25, 2014

For Bob ~ Retro Sketches 138

I made this card for my great nephew, Bob, who turns 4 today!  I wanted to make something quick and easy and also something that would please a little boy.  I found this sketch over at Retro Sketches this week.....

I started out with some retired birthday paper that I had in my stash and pulled the colors from there.  I thought they were very boyish.  Then I turned to my go-to little boy stamp set, I Dig You.  
I added buttons and circles for embellishments, highlighting the number four.

I'm sure he'll enjoy his card....well just about as much as a four year old can, I guess!

Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: I Dig You, Flamingo Lingo
Paper: Just Add Cake DSP, Marina Mist, White, Garden Green
Ink: Marina Mist, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Garden Green
Accessories: Brights buttons, Circle punches, Large silver brads, Itty Bitty Banners die, bakers twine

Thanks for taking a peek!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Paper Crafters Sampler ~ October 2014

The October Paper Crafters Sampler is up and ready for viewing!  
Looking to add a personal touch to your Thanksgiving gathering?  This months Sampler, "Truly Grateful" offers a plethora of ideas to bright up the upcoming get-together.  From multi-layered cards, personalized table settings to fun-filled favors, all labeled with your personal touch.

Here's a sneak peek of my card this month!

Here's a another sneak of the other projects you'll find from the talented design team.....

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Paper Crafters Sampler ~ September 2014

The September Paper Crafters Sampleris ready to go with lots and lots of great Halloween ideas  for you!  You won't be disappointed in the cards and 3-D projects the ladies have come up with this month.  You can get all the ideas and instructions for just $12.99...what a deal! 

Here's a sneak peek of the card I made.....

I have to say that this card was so much fun to make!  I hope you'll buy the subscription to get the full picture of the card and get the step by step instructions on how to make it.

Here are some sneak peeks of the other ladies projects.....Awesome, right?!!
Thanks for taking a peek today!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Lovely Christmas ~ Merry Monday & Stampin Royalty

Good morning stampers!  This unconventional Christmas card is for Merry Monday 121 & Stampin' Royalty 241.  Merry Monday called for using pinecones, greens, and plaid ribbon.  Stampin' Royalty is a glitter challenge. 
Wear Our Badge
I started by inking the trees from Lovely As A Tree at the bottom of the card in Midnight Muse ink, then I stamped the ink off once before I stamped on my white cardstock.  Next, I sponged Blushing Bride down the middle of the card, came in with some Soft Sky next, then Pool Party and finally just a little bit of Marina Mist around the edges.  I stamped the new Ornamental Pine evergreen image in Midnight Muse and then added the fussy cut pine cones from the same set.  I stamped off one time with Midnight Muse and then sponged them with some Pool Party.  
 Using my glue pen, I dotted some snowflakes and then covered them with Dazzling Diamonds.  I also glittered around the bottoms of the trees to mimic snow.  
Lastly, I added the sentiment from Come To Bethlehem (retired) on a sponged banner-cut piece, and a little bow from some ancient pink gingham ribbon that I have had forever and ever.  
The inspiration for this card came from a Vintage Christmas card that I spotted over on Pinterest.  I love that site!!!!

Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Ornamental Pine, Come to Bethlehem, Lovely As A Tree
Ink: Blushing Bride, Midnight Muse, Pool Party, Soft Sky, Marina Mist
Paper: Pool Party, White
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Pink Gingham ribbon

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Lullaby Coffee ~ SSSC231

I made this card for Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 231.

Karen always comes up with such great sketches.  I had fun creating this with the Lullaby DSP.  The coffee cup just screams for paper piecing, and it's so easy to piece!  

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: The Perfect Blend, Petite Petals
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, White, and Lullaby DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding
Accessories: Decorative Dots & Arrows EF, Petite Petals punch, In color sequins, dimentsionals, Oval framelits

Thanks for taking a peek!

August Paper Crafters Sampler ~ Back to School

The August issue of Paper Crafters Sampler is now available!  This month's theme is Back To School...I know around my household we are not ready for summer to end, but I guess it must.  :(

The PCS team has put together a great group of projects for you to enjoy!  Lots of 3-D items this time.  

Here's a sneak peek of my project.....

Hop on over to the PCS site and check out the sneak peeks from all the'll be full of inspiration!