Thursday, November 14, 2013

Happy Birthday Anne Marie!

This post is for a very special person having a very special birthday today....Ms. Anne Marie Hile!  I was a fan of AM's for a long time and then got to know her better when I became part of the Dynamic Duos Design Team.  We have been facebook friends ever since and I enjoy getting to see glimpses into her daily life, as well as her crafting life through her blog!
I know AM has a soft spot for her furry babies and she has quite a few!  She even fosters animals until a "fur"ever home can be found for them.  
So, in tribute to AM for her birthday, I created this fun little card complete with a cantaloupe colored kitty wishing Anne Marie a purrrfect birthday!
I used the sketch from Try Stamping on Tuesday
Happiest Birthday Wishes to you Anne Marie!  I hope you enjoy your day as you hop around and see all the messages your friends have left for you!!!  
Here's a list of supplies for this card.....
Stamps: Pun Fun, So Happy For You
Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe & Summer Starfruit DSP, Early Espresso, Summer Starfruit, Watercolor paper
Ink: Stazon black, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso
Accessories: Paper Doily, 3/4" & 3/8" circle punches, Espresso stitches ribbon, Bitty Banners, Apothecary Accents & Floral Frames dies 
If you have time, hop over to The Dynamic Duos Blog and leave her a little birthday message!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Merry Christmas Deer ~ DD78 & FM135

Oh, how I LOVE this card!!!!  I adore the post card stamp...I think it adds a bit of vintage to any image you pair it with, which I'm a huge fan of.  When I first saw this deer image in the holiday catalog, I knew it had to be mine.  I love it as a Christmas image! 
For this card I used colors from The Dynamic Duos and the theme from The Friday Mashup.
I started by stamping the Post Card onto Vanilla CS and cutting the image out.  I added the evergreen sprigs and pinecones from the retired set Watercolor Winter.  I really, really loved this set and wish it hadn't been retired. There are so many cool images in it. 
Next, I stamped the deer from Remembering Christmas in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with heat and stick powder, heated it with my heat gun and then added the glitter.  Finally, I trimmed out the image. 
I added the "Merry" from Snowflake Soiree and "Christmas" from a Close To My Heart set called Say it in Style. 
Lastly, I layered a little piece of Early Espresso punched border under the postcard, added some linen thread and a naturals button before putting the whole thing together on an embossed piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and Always Artichoke card base.
Here's a complete list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Post Card, Remembering Christmas, Watercolor Winter, Snowflake Soiree
Paper: Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Ink: Versamark, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Accessories: Heat and Stick powder, gold glitter, Lattice Border punch, Pretty Print EF, Linen Thread, Naturals button
You can order most of these supplies HERE!
Thanks for taking a peek!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Christmas Coffee ~ MOJO319 & CCMC276

I spent the day with my sister in law, Jamie, the yesterday and she had on a cute outfit using these colors.  Here shirt was red and light gray striped and she paired it with a turquoise tank that peeked out the bottom of the shirt and topped it with a coordinating turquoise scarf.  I was so inspired by her outfit that couldn't wait to get home and make a card. And, I knew these were the same challenge colors over at Create with Connie and Mary this week!  LOVE it when that happens!  I looked for a sketch to use and settled on Mojo Monday 319
I did tweak the color a little and used Cherry Cobbler instead of Real Red.  I'm so pleased with the results!  I haven't had a chance to use my Perfect Blend set much and I think it works so well in a Christmas Card.  These colors are such fun and worked well with the stamp set.
I used the little snowflake from Snow Day stamped onto the Smokey Slate background and also used the saying "warm wishes" from that same set.  I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to place the words on the cup.  I also paper pieced the Coastal Cabana DSP onto the cup and colored the lid with my Smokey Slate marker.  A little Silver Glimmer paper and Frosted Finishes Embellishment add just the right amount of sparkle!
Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Perfect Blend, Snow Day
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Smokey Slate, Cherry Cobbler, Season of Style & Costal Cabana DSP, Silver Shimmer
Ink: Black, Cherry Cobbler, Smokey Slate
Accessories: Frosted Finishes Embellishment, Scallop Border punch, Circle Framelits, Paper Piercing pack, Snowflake EF
Order any of these supplies HERE!
Thanks for taking a peek!

Paper Crafters Sampler ~ November


The November issue of Paper Crafters Sampler has arrived!  This month we prepare for "A Merry Season" with project ideas for the Christmas Holiday.
There are lots of inspiring ideas for you holiday crafting!  Simply go HERE get a peek at what the other gals have made and to purchase your issue!
 Here's a little bigger sneaky peek of my project....

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Love Always Dani and Brad ~ SSC62

My younger cousin is getting married on Monday, 11/11/13.  What a wonderful anniversary date, don't you think?  I used the sketch from Sunday Stamps Challenge 62.  
 Her wedding colors are red, black and white, so I obviously incorporated them into the card. 
I finally got a chance to use the "Love" from the Thinlits Expressions die pack.  The "Merry" and "Thankful" have had pretty good workouts, but not love.  I had seen a video on YouTube a while back showing that if you put a piece of wax paper between your cardstock and the thinlit die, the paper releases easier from the die.  It really does work!  Especially with the "Thankful"'s such a long word.  Thank you to whoever was brainy enough to think that up!
I'm slowly but surely using up my library clips.  I've found a few projects to use them on, but I've found it hard to incorporate them.  I think it fits in well with this project. 
Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Affection Collection, Tiny Tags
Paper: Real Red, Black, Day and Night DSP (retired), Glimmer Red
Ink: Black, Real Red
Accessories: Thinlits Expressions and Labels Collection die, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, Library clips, Rhinestone, Vintage Wallpaper EF
Thanks for taking a peek!
Congratulations Dani and Brad!