Monday, October 20, 2014

Yellow Ornament

Today I'm posting on the Poppystamps blog.  Here's a sneak peek of the card I'm calling "Yellow Ornament".  I used a background die and left a bit of it secured for a different look.

If you want to see more just click here!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

SSCB#36 - Fall Challenge

Hi and thanks for stopping by!  Can you believe it's Wednesday already?  I think it must be the kids being off school for Fall break... there's lots of activity in the house and I don't feel like I'm getting much done.   DH is having a card party on Friday.  I'll be cooking for the boys so I've been busy shopping.  With the driveway still "under construction" it's a job unloading the car.  I'm going to leave the heavy lifting of the "beverages" to him.  The guys take turns going to a different home for every game so I don't have to do this too often.

We are at the half way point of the latest Serendipity Stamps Challenge.  We start a new challenge on the first Wednesday of every month.  On the third Wednesday of the month we show more cards and give you a gentle reminder that there is still time to play.   The challenge this month is FALL,   It's a good time to play - and you might just win a $20 gift code off your next order.  Everyone is a winner because the sale this week is “Buy 3, Get the 4th Free”   good through Oct 22nd.
 The "Boo!" die is part of the latest release.  I colored up the image of Kitty and Jack with Copic markers.  I actually tried it two different ways - one in watercolor and one with Copic.  The watercolor was nice and bold,but the blending just didn't look right to me - so I went with this one. 
I have a little Fall tag for you today too.  I stamped a light orange paper with the pretty Wood Background stamp in a darker orange ink. and then cut out the Oak Leaf Scroll Die.  I cut a second tag in aqua blue and then glued the two tags together.  Last I inlaid the pretty die cut leaf.   

The design team all made Halloween cards for this challenge.  I hope it puts you in the mood to celebrate!  And our special guest this month is  Julia Stainton!!  

Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific day!

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 5.5 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Serendipity  Stamps Kitty and Jack, 
Dies:  Serendipity Stamps Boo!, Cheery Lynn Horizon French Flair, L12 French Flair Classic
Pattern Paper:  October Afternoon Witch Hazel 8x8"
Card Stock:  PTI True Black, White, Vintage Cream
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Seam Binding:  Hug Snug Black
Twinery Twine Solid Charcoal
5/8" Stitched Grosgrain - Michaels

Serendipity Stamps:   Wood Background Stamp, For You SM
Dies:  Serendipity Stamps Oak Leaf Scroll Die, PTI Tag Sale #6
Twinery Twine Caribbean
Ink:  Memento Luxe Morocco, Versafine Onyx Black
Card Stock:  PTI Aqua Mist, Terra Cotta Tile, SU! Crisp Cantaloupe

Curtain Call - Burlap Banner

The Twinery is sponsoring the prize this week at Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge and we're hoping you'll be able to join us!!   I'm super lucky being on the Twinery DT - because I got to see the challenge inspiration photo a little early to make something so I could play along!  I hope you are super lucky too and have time to play along.  It would be awesome to see you win some colorful Twinery Twine!!

I saw the pennants on the notebook lined paper in the photo and got to work.  I thought this little kitty from Pretty Little Studio would look super cute all decked out for Halloween.    Did you see?  She's even got a magic star wand to make some MAGIC!!!    Of course it's a she - her name is Samantha!!    
The challenge is titled "Burlap Banner" so I was sure to cut a few of those as well.  I'm thrilled that you can find so many burlap products in the stores now.  I found this burlap paper from DCWV. It comes in 6x6" sheets and is backed with paper so it's really easy to cut and it holds it's shape. 
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you find some time to play!! 

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Twinery Twine Charcoal
Pattern Paper:  Pretty Little Studio Trick or Treat Collection "October", "Spooky", "Wizard", "Candy Corn", Silly Monkey Collection "Silly Barney" 8x8"
Card Stock:  PTI True Black WhitePretty Little Studio "Samantha" die cut, 
1/4" Black Ric Rac May Arts
Star Pin Maya Road
Paper Roses
Burlap DCWV
Dies:  Spellbinder Nested Pennants

CardMaker Outside The Box- Floral Happy

I'm posting at the CardMaker Magazine Blog today!  I was asked to CASE a project selected from edition of CardMaker Magazine. Today I'm going back to Spring 2014 and finding inspiration from Emily Branch!   Here's a sneak peek.

Want to see more?  Just click here.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Waltzingmouse October Pajama Party!!

Are you staying up tonight?  I sure hope so!!!  Maybe you have a few projects for the Waltzingmouse Pajama Party?    If not there is still some time to play!   Its a great opportunity to see lots of examples of projects to make with your Waltzingmouse Stamps, and who knows?  Maybe you will win some goodies too!   

Here's the challenges you can enter...  I copied the challenge descriptions from Claire's Blog.... 

1Texturise it - Ok for this project - now listen carefully - we want you to make a project featuring embossed textures, BUT we want you to use something OTHER THAN embossing idea that springs to mind is to die cut a shape and use that to emboss your surface, or maybe you can run a lovely detaied die through with just the tan mat and see how that comes out and what you can do with it...I'm sure you all hava a million ideas for this!
For this one I made a Halloween card featuring Wanda - my favorite Halloween Witch.  For the background I took a big background die - Poppystamps Luxe Background, and debossed it.  This was super simple running it through my die cut machine with a rubber mat.  I got a nice deep impression and I think the swirls are perfect for Halloween!

I added lots of silver accents including a few fancy embossed die cuts.  The bow was made with a 6" wide piece of tulle.  It scrunches down really nice and holds its shape well.  I topped that with a button twine bow and a shiny rose gem button.
2. Snow is falling - Make a project featuring snow - you can either stamp a snowy scene, die cut a few snowflakes, add flock or glitter, any interpretation you like, but we must be able to recognize it as snow!
3. Old Pajamas -  Make a project using any of your older Waltzingmouse Christmas sets - I'm going to ask some of the DT to play along with us, we're going to dig out our Yonder Star stamp sets!

Here's my project featuring Yonder Star!  I added in the coordinating Back In The Saddle, and Way Out West sets.  To make it a little more Christmas I added some holly and berry gem accents. 

4. Bedtime Story Sketch - Here is sketch no.7 - Go ahead and create now - and your card will be ready to link up when we open the PJ party on the 14th! Like the other challenges links for this challenge will remain open for 24 hours, so you will still have time to play on the night! 

I'm looking forward to seeing what you make for the PJ Party tonight!

Products Used:  
Wanda The Witch    Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5" 
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Stamps  Halloween Party
Dies:  Waltzingmouse Halloween Party, Poppystamps Luxe Background, Spellbinder Nested Lacey Pennants, Joy 6002/0146 and 6002/0149
Card Stock:  Foil American Crafts, PTI True Black
6" Tulle Hobby Lobby, Silver Netted Lace and Black Button Twine May Arts
Gem Flower Button Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
Ink:  Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black
Misc:  Silver Beads
Gems Recollections

Happy Winter      Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5" 
Waltzingmouse Stamps:  Warm Fuzzies 
Card Stock PTI White, Aqua Mist
Fresh Impress Pigment Ink
Pearls (Michael's Recollections)

Dies:  Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Border One
Holiday Howdy    Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5" 
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Yonder Star, Back IN The Saddle, Way Out West
Dies:  Waltzingmouse Yonder Star Cut Files, Spellbinder Standard Circles, Inverted Scalloped Circles
Twinery Twine Solid  Marachino
Gems  Paper Studio
Card Stock:  PTI Rustic Cream, Pure Poppy