Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Whats On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 64

Grrrr....blogger is being a pain and this is my 3rd attempt at this post!!

Ok, back to business.....this week I am again playing along with the Stamping Ground blog and posting pics of my work space. It actually isnt too bad this week. I had just finished up a card when I snapped these pics.
In the picture below you can see some of the ink I used for my Christmas card, then I also have the ink and punch I'm using on my Halloween card, plus a mess of other stuff:
This pic shows the 2 sets I was debating for my Christmas card. I ended up using the one on the right. The stamps for my Halloween card are there in the top right corner and the makings of another Christmas card are on top of a green container,above the SU stamps.


Christmas Landscape

This card was made with 2 challenges in mind:

1. The Tues color challenge over at Splitcoast, using this weeks colors of Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Neutrals

2.)The Weds sketch challenge over at Splitcoast using this weeks sketch:

I used Rich Razzleberry for the card base and embossed it with the CB folder Swiss Dots. On a piece of Whisper White I stamped the image with Pacific Point and also sponged the edges. On a strip of Old Olive I stamped the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry and then sponged the edges with Old Olive. As you can see I omitted layer #4 from the sketch. I couldnt find an image I liked to go there, everything seemed to take away from the main image. Instead I went with the eyelets on the Old Olive strip.


Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise stated):
Stamps: A Beautiful Season
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Ink: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point
Accessories: CB Swiss Dots folder, Eyelets by Making Memories, sponge, dimensionals

Monday, August 23, 2010

Some Halloween Mojo

Today is Monday, so you know what that means....a new sketch over at Mojo Monday. Todays sketch looks like this:

I needed to get started on some Halloween cards for a swap so I pulled out my Pumpkin Patch set and got busy. Its a very easy card, which is just what I like, especially after I had such a horrible time with the color challenge I did this morning!

The card base is Basic Black and then I put a layer of Ghostly Greetings DSP on top of it. The pumpkins were stamped on Whisper White with Pumpkin Pie ink and then the faces were stamped on with Basic Black. I then backed those squares with some Basic Black cardstock. I used a punch from Martha Stewart to get the witch and she is popped up with 2 dimensionals to really stand out against the squares. Basic Black ribbon is used on the card with a small amount of Pumpkin Pie ribbon knotted onto the black strand. The sentiment was then stamped in Basic Black.

I did omit the 3 accessories on the bottom left. I was going to use brads but I just didnt like how it went with the ribbon there.

Supplies used:
Stamps-Pumpkin Patch
Paper- Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie(inside the card, which I forgot to take a pic of), Ghostly Greetings DSP
Ink- Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories-Basic Black ribbon, Pumpkin Pie ribbon, spone, Martha Stewart witch punch, 1 3/8" square punch, dimensionals


Kraft, Turquoise and White

Those are the colors for todays clean and simple challenge over at Splitcoast and I must say these were tough colors for me! I sat there looking at my cardstock forever and tried a few ideas, all of which ended up tossed to the side with disgust.

I then grabbed the Snowflakes set from SU and came up with this card. I still cant decide if I like it or not. Maybe I'm just not feeling these colors, maybe its  Monday thing, I dont know, LOL.

The card base is Kraft and I used both Tempting Turquoise and White Craft Ink for the snowflakes. The large snowflake in the middle was stamped on a Kraft square with Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White, lightly edged with Whisper White and then attached with dimensionals. The inside of the card I didnt do anything fancy, just stamped the sentiment with Tempting Turquoise.

After staring at this card for a bit and going back and forth on it I decided to try another card for this challenge. This time I used  the Fresh Cuts set. The image is stamped in Tempting Turquoise on Whisper White cardstock and attached with dimensionals. I used Versamark to stamp the image along the left side and then used Whisper White Craft Ink to stamp the sentiment. I then placed 3 rhinestones from S.E.I. under it. I am a bit happier with this card then the snowflake one.

Supplies used:
1st card:
Stamps- Snowflakes
Ink-Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White Kraft Ink

2nd card:
Stamps- Fresh Cuts
Paper- Kraft, Whisper White
Ink- Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White Craft Ink, Versamark
Accessories: Dimensionals, rhinestones from S.E.I.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Showing some moose love....

Anyone that knows me knows that I love moose! One of my favorite things about living in Alaska is the moose. I think they are beautiful creatures and I love, love,love seeing them, especially when they come into my yard. My husband just shakes his head at me and says "how many pictures of moose does one person need?". A lot, thank you very much !! LOL And if you dont believe me just check out my 365 blog , plenty of moose pictures on there from this past winter!

Anyway, todays card was made with 2 challenges in mind:

1.) The Color Throwdown Challenge #106, which uses these colors:

2.) The weekly sketch challenge over at Splitcoast:

I knew I wanted to use my Definitely Decorative Pines set with the moose but for some reason what I had in my head just wasnt coming to me with these colors so I spent a bit of time playing with combos, trying to see what I liked. I finally chose Kraft as the card base, with layers of Chocolate Chip and Soft Sky, both embossed with the CB Argyle folder. I used watercolor paper to stamp the trees on, then I stamped the moose in Chocolate Chip on some Whisper White, cut the image out and used dimensionals to attach it to the card. I placed a button on the left side of the image and even though its more of a sage shadow color I think it completes the scene. Its very common around here to see a moose walking by trees with a sign like that nearby!

I did skip the #2 layer and for #5 I used a strip of Chocolate Chip satin ribbon.

Supplies used:
Stamps: Definitely Decorative Pines, Goody Goody Gumdrops(sentiment)
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky
Accessories: Button, Sponge, Aquapainter, Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, CB Argyle embossing folder


Workdesk Wednesday

My friend Holly has been taking part in a thing called "Workdesk Wednesday", over at a blog called Stamping Ground. I figured what the heck, I'll post of a pic of my work area. My craft area is NEVER clean and hubby constantly rolls his eyes at the mound of items I have going on. Its in our bedroom(we did away with the closet and turned it onto my workspace,thank you dear!) and when I get going on something paper and stamps end up on the desk, floor, bed...whatever is in reach!


Monday, August 16, 2010

Santa and Stars

My 2nd card of the day is another Christmas one. I just bought this set from my friend Holly and I love it! I think this image is the cutest thing!

I made this card for the latest Christmas All Year Challenge, which was to use 2 different design papers. The sketch is last weeks Mojo Monday sketch.

I didnt want the colors to be too loud so I used SU Watercolor Crayons and a blender pen to color in Santas jacket, some of the stars and his boots and buttons. Fun flock was applied to the cuffs of the jacket, the hat and the front of Santas jacket.

The DSP is from SU's Thoroughly Modern and I used Sahara Sand, Soft Suede and Whisper White cardstock with it.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Star Santa
Whisper White, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand,  Thoroughly Modern DSP
Ink: Black StazOn, Rose Red, Soft Suede
Accessories: Blender Pen, Watercolor Crayons, Scallop Border Punch, Sponge, Fun Flock


Mittens in August

Yes, I am still here and stamping. The middle of July I made an emergency trip to the lower 48 to be with my dad, who was seriously ill. He is a tough guy though and was able to come home from the hospital a few days before I flew back to Alaska, yeahhh!

Since I've been back I've been busy with work and getting the kids ready for school and just wasnt in a stamping mood. Today I made myself sit down and get some cards done, to have some me time.

This card was created for the Clean and Simple Challenge on Splitcoast, which was a sketch based on a members card. I went with a Christmas card because I've been slacking this yr and just dont have as many made as I usually do.

The card base is Whisper White and I used Garden Green DSP for the background. The main image is stamped in Whisper White with a Garden Green and Riding Hood Red layer behind it. The Garden Green cardstock was cut with the scallop edge punch.
Supplies used:
Stamps: Small Script, Many Mittens Wheel
Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green DSP and Cardstock, Riding Hood Red
Ink: Black, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Copic Markers( R59,E29,G28), SU markers, Scallop Border Punch