Monday, September 20, 2010

Happy Fall Y'all

Today I played along with this weeks Clean and Simple Challenge over at Splitcoast. You were to to use fall colors(red, brown, yellow, orange, kraft, vanilla etc) to make your card.

I with with Kraft for my card base and then I used Versamark to make a border along the left fold of the card. I then took small strips of Chocolate Chip and Ruby Red and placed those next to the border. I popped up my scarecrow image, stamped on Very Vanilla, with dimensionals. I then used brads along the right side of the scarecrow image.

Very easy card, my favorite kind to make :)

Supplies(all supplies used are SU unless otherwise mentioned):
Stamps- Happy Fall Y'all
Paper- Kraft, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink- Black StazOn, Versamark
Accessories- SU watercolor crayons, blender pen, dimensionals, brads


Thursday, September 16, 2010


Well, I havent been as productive as I was last week but thats ok. Autumn is in full swing here in Alaska and I like to be out enjoying it while it lasts, so then my stamps sit idle in my craft space.

I did get this card made for this weeks sketch challenge over at Splitcoast and also for this weeks Color Throwdown. I'm not a pink person but I love this color combo!

I used the set Flight of the Butterfly and my card base is Basic Gray. I used Basic Gray DSP from SU and PP from S.E.I. and layered that on Rich Razzleberry. The paper from S.E.I. was perfect for Pink Pirouette! The sentiment was stamped on Whisper White and again layered with some Rich Razzleberry. The oval was cut on Whisper White using Nestabilities and I sponged the edges with Rich Razzleberry.

The butterflies are stamped with Basic Gray and Rich Razzleberry and then I coated them with Crystal Effects to have them stand out a bit more, even though its hard to see that in the photo. I then used dimensionals to pop the butterflies up.
Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps-Flight of the Butterfly
Paper-Basic Gray, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Basic Gray DSP, Jolie Chocolat PP by S.E.I.
Ink- Basic Gray, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories- Crystal Effects, Dimensionals, sponge, Oval Nestabilities


Friday, September 10, 2010

Merry Mouse-mas!

I've got another Christmas card to finish out the week. I used the sketch from this weeks Splitcoast challenge and also incorporated this weeks challenge from CSAYL, which was to use brads or eyelets.

I found this House-Mouse stamp in Hobby Lobby(oh how I love this store and wish Alaska would get one!) when I went back to CO in July. I thought the image was just too cute to pass up! I stamped in on Whisper White and then backed it with some Real Red. The DSP is also backed with Real Red and it's all on a card base of Chocolate Chip. I thought the brads tied in nicely with the idea of snow.

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: House-Mouse "Cuddly and Warm"

                               Paper: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Whisper White, Ski Slope DSP
          Ink: Black StazOn, Real Red, Glorious Green, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Brads, sponge, blender pen


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Make Merry

I'm rolling right along with cards this week, wooohooo! Today I went with this weeks Mojo Monday sketch and made another Christmas card. This card is a bit out of my comfort zone, as its a bit too pink for my taste but one of my best friends LOVES pink and so I always make her Christmas card with the colors that she loves!

The card base is Certainly Celery and I then used some PP by K&Company layered on top of Real Red. I cut the circle out with my Nestabilities on some Whisper White and then sponged it with Real Red and added the ornaments. Those were stamped in Real Red, Regal Rose and Certainly Celery. The Rose and Celery ornaments are both popped up with dimensionals. I used silver cording to make it look like there were hooks on the ornaments.

Real Red ribbon was used across the center of the card and from there I hung a tag stamped on Whisper White and again attached with silver cording.

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps- Delightful Decorations, Tags So Much
Paper- Certainly Celery, Real Red, Whisper White, PP by K&Company
Ink- Real Red, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery
Accessories- Ornament Punch, Small Tag Punch, Real Red Ribbon, Silver Cording, Nestabilities(circle), Regal Rose, Real Red and Certainly Celery markers, dimensionals


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I Love Autumn!

The leaves of the birch and aspens here are turning a gorgeous yellow, letting Alaskans know that fall is here, if only a few weeks. Autumn is my 2nd favorite season(winter is #1!) and I am so excited to see the landscape changing around me. When I saw the Clean and Simple Challenge over at Splitcoast this week I knew I wanted to make a fall card.

The image is stamped on Whisper White, cut into 4 squares and then mounted on some Ruby Red cardstock. The base for the card is Kraft. Using Versamark I stamped falling leaves as a background image on the Kraft, and the sentiment(inside and out) was stamped in Ruby Red. I took some red hemp twine and tied that around the card.

To give the card a little something extra I added orange stickles to the pumpkins.

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps- Thoroughly Thankful
Paper-Kraft, Ruby Red, Whisper White
Ink- Black StazOn, Ruby Red, Versamark
Accessories- SU markers and watercolor crayons, Stickles, Red hemp twine


Workdesk Wednesday

I'm posting along with The Stamping Ground blog today for Whats on Your Workdesk?? Wednesday. Once again my desk is pretty clean! You can see the fall card I was working on but I dont have stuff piled all over like I normally do. I did spend this past Sunday rearranging my little craft space, so I hope that enables me to keep things a little cleaner. We shall see.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Friday Mash-Up

If you have been to this blog before you have seen me mention my friend Holly many times. Yrs ago when we were both stationed in WA state she got me back into rubberstamping(I hadnt done it in yrs because I had 3 little ones) and introduced me to Stampin'Up. (the hubby thanks you oh so much Holly, hehehe).Anyway, she always has cool stuff on her blog and she has started a new thing with 2 friends of hers, called Friday Mashup. Every Friday they all post projects using the same sets, supplies, colors, sketch, etc. This week they have a sketch challenge and I made time today to specifically play along.

Since I havent gotten as many Christmas cards done as I normally would at this point in the yr I went ahead and made a Christmas card using the O' Tannenbaum sets, one of my absolutely favorites. I love anything that suggest an old-fashioned Christmas and this tree reminds me of the trees that my grandparents had when I was growing up, and of the ones my dad would pick out for our house.

I used Ruby Red for the card base and the DSP is Holiday Treasures, another one of my favorites. I stamped the tree and sentiment on some Whisper White and used Chocolate Chip for the scalloped border. All of the edges were sponged with Chocolate Chip.

I used a label punch for the sentiment and attached some Ruby Red brads. The sentiment is popped up with dimensionals.
Its hard to tell in the picture but I used a gold gel pen for the garland on the tree and in person it has a nice sparkle to it. All of the coloring was done with SU Watercolor Crayons.

I forgot to get a picture but inside the card I layered  Ruby Red on some Chocolate Chip cardstock. Using Versamark I stamped the tree image in the middle of the Ruby Red and then using Chocolate Chip I stamped the main sentiment over the tree image.

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps- O' Tannenbaum, Small Script
Paper- Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Holiday Treasures DSP, Whisper White
Ink- Black StazOn, Chocolate Chip
Accessories- Scallop Border Punch, Round Corner Punch, Label Punch, Ruby Red Brads, Versamark, Gold Gel Pen, SU Watercolor Crayons, Dimensionals

Halloween Swap

When I lived in WA a bunch of us got together every other month or so for a card swap. Since I moved to Alaska I just send my cards down and get the swaps mailed to me. For a while there I was just too busy to keep up with the swap group but I started getting back into the swing of things over the summer. This Sunday the group is meeting to exchange Halloween/ Fall cards and this is what I made.

If you have been by this blog recently you will notice that these cards are just like this one I made recently. All I did was change the colors and used some paper I had in my stash, since I didnt have enough of the SU paper to make 12 cards. This paper is shimmery and my daughter said she liked these ones better than the original.

Monday, September 6, 2010

One Piece of Cardstock

Thursdays challenge on Ways To Use It over at Splitcoast was to make a card using just one sheet of cardstock. You could layer, but it had to be the same sheet of cardstock you started with.

I love simple cards like this so today I found a few mins to  get out 2 cards. Its the exact same image but I changed the sentiment. I went with a Whisper White base and then using Old Olive to stamp the tree. I then took Chocolate Chip and stamped the design on some Whisper White left from cutting the cards. The design is then popped up with dimensionals, although its hard to see in the pics. The sentiment is stamped in Old Olive on each card.

I really like the way these look in person, I dont think the pictures  do the cards justice.

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Pendant Park, Best Yet(card 1), All Year Cheer I(card 2)
Paper: Whisper White:
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Dimensionals


Thursday, September 2, 2010

More Moose Love

I love the Pines stamp set and used it again to create this card, which combines 2 challenges. I used this weeks color challenge at The Color Throwdown and then the sketch is from this weeks sketch challenge over at Splitcoast.

I used Kraft for the card base and used Versamark to stamp pine boughs in each corner of the card. I then ran a layer of So Saffron through my cuttlebug with the Argyle folder. I backed the So Saffron with a piece of Chocolate Chip.

I cut a square of To the Nines Specialty DSP and also backed that with some Chocolate Chip. The moose was stamped with Chocolate Chip on Very Vanilla and again Chocolate Chip was used as a backing. I still felt there was something missing so I grabbed some Chocolate Chip satin ribbon and made a little loop to the left of the moose.

For the inside of the card I just put down a layer of So Saffron and used   Versamark to stamp the pine bough images.
Supplies Used(all supplies SU unless otherwise mentioned):
Paper-Kraft, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, To The Nines Speciality DSP
Ink- Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Accessories- Chocolate Chip satin ribbon, CB Argyle folder


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Crazy for Cupcakes

This week the Clean and Simple Challenge over at Splitcoast is 'delicious', which means anything to do with food. Since I love sweets I chose to make a card with the Crazy For Cupcakes set.

I used Kraft for the card base and then a took some Tea Party DSP and layered on some Pretty In Pink. I tied on a ribbon along the bottom portion. The cupcake image was stamped in Black StazOn and colored in with watercolor crayons. I used red stickles for the cherries on top of the cupcakes. The sentiment was stamped along the bottom right of the card with Close to Cocoa ink.

Very easy card.

Supplies(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps- Crazy For Cupcakes
Paper- Kraft, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Tea Party DSP
Ink- Black StazOn, Close to Cocoa
Accessories- Pretty in Pink Riboon, Watercolor Crayons, Blender Pen, Dimensionals