Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Gittery Merry ~ PP169

Hello!  Today's card is for The Paper Players 169 sketch challenge.
When I saw the sketch I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  I've had this glittery piece of CS with the negative of  "Merry" Expressions Thinlits die that I used on another project a little while back.  I figured it would be a perfect time to pull it off the shelf and use it!  This is also the first chance I've had to play with my Season of Style paper stack too!  I love, love, love the kraft polka dot paper. I think it looks great against the pop of Cherry Cobbler.
Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: More Merry Messages
Paper: Season of Style Paper Stack, Cherry Cobbler, White, Champagne Glimmer
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Large and Scallop oval punches, Crumb Cake taffeta ribbon, Expressions Thinlits die
You can order any of these supplies HERE!
Thanks for taking a peek!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Monochromatic Snowman ~ CCMCWINTER1301 & DD76

Boy!  It's been forever and a day since I participated in a challenge with the Dynamic Duos!  It feels good to be back! The challenge colors lent themselves to a winter feel, I thought, so that's the direction I went in.  I love this new snowman from the holiday catalog. 
The moment I saw the sketch at Create with Connie and Mary, I knew I HAD to play along.  I just loved it! 

I decided to keep the image fairly matte with just a hint of sparkle and shine in the ribbon and rhinestones.
Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Snow Day
Paper: White, Perfect Plum, Wisteria Wonder, Wisteria Wonder DSP
Ink: Craft White, Perfect Plum
Accessories: Silver 1/'8" ribbon, Frosted Finishes Embellishment, Rhinestones
You can purchase any of these items HERE!

Thanks for taking a peek! 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Autumn Lovely Tree ~ PPA177 & JUGS212

I made this card for Pals Paper Arts 177 sketch challenge. This also works for Just Us Girls photo inspiration challenge 212.  For some reason I couldn't get the JUGS challenge photo to appear on my post.  You'll have to jump on over to the site to see the photo...it's pretty!
The sketch is pretty simple and lends itself to all kinds of ideas.  I'm on fall kick, trying to come up with simple cards to do for my card classes.  I wanted to try some water coloring with my class, which is so easy and fun to do.  I started by cutting the big tag from Chalk Talk die set out of watercolor paper.  I stamped the tree in black Stazon ink and then watercolored using my aquapainter.  It's so super simple!!!
I sponged all the edges with Baked Brown Sugar ink and topped the tag with a looped piece of Burlap Ribbon and a Naturals Button.  I layered it on a piece of Tangerine Tango CS after I ran it through the Big Shot with the tree bark EF.  I also sponged it with a bit of BBS ink.  Lastly, I stamped the BBS card base with the wood look stamp from Truly Grateful and added a little banner made from Sweater Weather DSP. 
Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Truly Grateful
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Tangerine Tango, Watercolor, Sweater Weather DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories: Naturals Designer button, Chalk Talk die, Woodgrain EF, Burlap Ribbon

You can purchase any of these supplies HERE!
Thanks for taking a peek!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Autumn Wonderful Wreath ~ FMS108

Hello everyone!  I've been a little MIA....but I'm back now and ready to blog!  Today's card is for Freshly Made Sketches 108.
Obviously I flipped the sketch on it's side to fit my card.  I use the Wonderful Wreath single stamp, as well as some other wonderful products from the Holiday Catalog including the Thinlits words, Sweater Weather DSP and the burlap ribbon, which I love by the way!
To order any of these supplies visit my website HERE.
Thanks for taking a peek! 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Paper Crafters Sampler ~ October

Gee whiz!  Long time, no post! 
I'm stopping by today with a quick post to let you know that the October version of Paper Crafters Sampler is now available!  There are some amazing projects to view and try!
Thanksgiving will soon be upon us.  Time to reflect on all things we are grateful and thankful for.   It’s that yearly tradition of getting together with family and friends, toasting your blessings.
This October issue, “Abundant Thanks”, offers project ideas for celebrating Thanksgiving.  Inside this issue you’ll find seasonal holiday banners, table settings, gift ideas and of course, beautiful hand-made cards.
Here's a little sneaky-peaky of my project!
Hop on over to Paper Crafters Sampler so sign up!