Thursday, November 28, 2013

Quilted Sketch for TTS5

Happy Thanksgiving to all the US stampers! I hope you have a wonderful day full of great food, love and laughter!Today we've got another challenge for 'Tis The Season and its a sketch with the option of using stars on your project.

I decided to take the pieces on the sketch and put them together like you might see on a quilt. I sponged all the edges of the Winter Frost DSP that I used with Pool Party, used a white gel pen to add some faux stitching and then I ran the piece through the Big Shot with the Square Latice EF.

I used the single stamp 'Christmas Star' and scored it so it would pop up a little bit. It's the first time I've inked up this stamp and I really like it!

I hope you'll come over and
join us at 'Tis The Season! Our challenges run for 2 weeks so there is plenty of time to join in :)


Friday, November 22, 2013

Christmas Gingham for Friday Mashup

Time for another Friday Mashup! Erica is bringing it to us and the challenge is going to last 2 weeks, plenty of time for everyone to still craft and enjoy their Thanksgiving holiday here in the US! So whats the challenge? Erica would like to see us use Gingham and pair it up with Kraft or Crumb Cake!

I decided to make a Christmas card using the Calm Christmas set from the holiday mini. The dove is stamped in Night of Navy and is popped up with dimensionals. The top half of the card looked bare so I added some pearls.

The sketch I used is from Seize the Sketch. I switched sides for the sentiment and image placement because it worked better for the stamp I used.

We hope you'll stop by The Friday Mashup and play along with us!

  1. Create a project with "Gingham."
  2. Create a project using "Kraft or Crumb Cake. "
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a project "with Gingham & Kraft."

I've been busy the last few days....not stamping, but with our new puppy, Nali!


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thankful Colors for Friday Mashup

Its time for another Friday Mashup and it's my turn to host the challenge. With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away I tried to think of some colors that remind me of that holiday, and this is what I came up with. I just love the earthy richness of these three tones, don't you? For the 2nd part of the mashup let's see some 3D items....I'm really bad about taking the easy route and not venturing away from cards so I thought it would be nice to branch out and try something outside of my comfort zone!

I don't have a lot of Thanksgiving decorations so I decided to make something I could put up in the living room. It completely morphed into something different than what I originally envisioned but I still like how it came out, and my husband liked it too, so it worked out okay!

It was really hard to photograph but I used some Sweater Weather DSP around the matte and the middle piece is Baked Brown Sugar DSP. I stamped the Magnificent Maple stamp in Crushed Curry and sponged the edges with the Baked Brown Sugar. The 'thankful' was cut out using the Expressions Thinlet die and some older Always Artichoke DSP I had.  The acorns are from the set Truly Grateful.

Make sure you come by The Friday Mashup and check out the great projects from the DT!
  1. Create a project with a "Baked Brown Sugar, Always Artichoke & Crushed Curry."
  2. Create a "3-D project."
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a "3-D Project with the above Color Combo."


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Deer Christmas for TTS#4

It's time for another challenge over at 'Tis The Season! This time we have some great colors for you.....Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler and Baked Brown Sugar with an added option of twine.

I used last weeks sketch from Freshly Made Sketches as a starting point. I grabbed the Remembering Christmas set and used the deer for the main image. I know I've said it before but I just love this stamp! It will get plenty of use throughout the year, that's for sure.

Cherry Cobbler DSP was used for the background and my layers are Marina Mist DSP. I had trouble incorporating the twine and finally I decided on putting a little bow on my deer. I cut out my sentiment with a Bitty Banner framelit, popped it up with dimensionals and called the card good to go :)

I hope you'll come over to 'Tis The Season and play along with us, we'd love to have you!

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Remembering Christmas
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler DSP, Marina Mist DSP
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Big Shot, Bitty Banner Framelits, Twine from Recollections, sponge, dimensonals

Friday, November 8, 2013

Wild Woods for Friday Mashup

I don't think I have been this happy to see Friday in a long time! I wont bore anyone with the details of my horrible week but I can say TGIF, and only a few more days until my husband comes home from the lower 48. It will be nice to have him home again!

Heidi has an awesome challenge for us over at The Friday Mashup. As soon as I saw it I grinned because its right up my alley....she wants us to use an image of a game animal, or another type of animal you'd find in the woods(turkey, ptarmigan, etc). She would also like us to use wood grain somewhere on our project.

Ok, honestly, who is surprised that I used the moose image from the Walk in the Wild set? If you've been to my blog before I'm guessing that you are probably not too shocked. Moose are my favorite animal and they can be found in the woods around my house(as well as right in the middle of Alaska's largest city, Anchorage!). I used colors that would invoke a fall feel with this image as your best bet to see a bull moose with a rack like this is during the fall rutting season.

I embossed some Sahara Sand card stock with the wood grain folder and sponged it with Chocolate Chip. I also sponged the panel with Sweater Weather DSP with Chocolate Chip.

Make sure you head over to The Friday Mashup to check out all the great projects from the rest of the DT!

  1. Create a project with a "Game/Woodsy type Animal (Deer, Moose, Turkey, etc). "
  2. Create a project using a "Woodgrain look. "
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a "project with Woodgrain and a Woodsy animal image. "


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Critter Christmas

Today's card encompasses 3 Christmas card challenges....Jingle Belles, Tis The Season and Merry Monday.

I've missed the last few Jingle Belles challenges so I wanted to sneak in today
before the current challenge closes. Stef and Lauren want us to use "creatures" on our cards. I'm very traditonal when it comes to my cards and images so I have a hard time breaking out from that. This is the closest I think I can come to an unusual creature....a beaver(at least I think its a beaver LOL).

My layout comes from the current sketch at 'Tis The Season. There is also an optional trimming of stripes and I went a bit liberal on that....the rows of circles on the DSP create stripes right? Well, today they do LOL

Merry Monday wants us to use the colors red, aqua, white and to also incorporate circles. Done!

I really hate the way this card photographed, it is SO cute in person! The image is layered on circles and popped up with dimensionals, and the banner is also popped up.

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Merry Crittermas(retired)
Paper: Taken with Teal(retired, Ruby Red(retired), Whisper White, Holiday Lounge DSP(retired)
Ink: Black StazOn, Ruby Red, Sahara Sand, Taken With Teal
Accessories: Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits, Nestabilities Circles/Lacey Circles, dimensionals