Thursday, January 30, 2014

'Tis the Season, Challenge #9

 Here's another challenge for the 'Tis the Season Blog, where is Christmas all year long!  This time we have a color challenge for you: Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist, and Whisper White.

The cool thing about this card is that I used something that has been on the counter of my studio for about two years!  A few Christmases ago, I made those 3D ornaments featured by Stampin' Up.  You know the ones... where you need to use the ornament framelits to cut out 20 or more ornament shapes?  So I had these negative images left over, and I couldn't throw them away.  They looked really cool, and I knew that I would find a use for them one day.  And today is that day, baby!

Stamp Sets: Petite Pairs
Other: Oval punch, Scallop oval, chocolate grosgrain ribbon, rhinestone brad, ribbon punch, glue dots, scallop edge punch

Here's a close up of the sentiment and the rhinestone brad.

So, what are you going to create for this challenge?  You know you want to play along!  Come over to 'Tis the Season and join us!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Really Good Greetings and Polka Dots

Since I've had so much time lately in the studio (thank you, Mother Nature), I went through the inspiration pictures that I've saved for years and found the inspiration for this card.

I love polka dots and am really happy with how this card turned out.

Colors used: Marina Mist DSP, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Stamp sets: Really Good Greetings
Other: Chocolate ribbon, circle punches, oval punches

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Card Class, February 7th, Mosaic Madnes

 Introducing my next class for you all!  You'll be making 8 beautiful cards for $20.00.

Each card uses the amazing Mosaic Madness set, and I think you are going to love them all!  I know I do.
 This class will be offered on Friday, February 7th at 4:00.

If you would like to make these cards but can't make it at this time, just let me know and we'll work together to make sure that you can make the set.  If you want the set but don't want to make it yourself, let me know that, too, and I'll make them for you!
 As always, you can customize the cards to fit your card giving needs (if you need more birthday cards or general note cards, I've got you covered!)

Please RSVP by February 6th so that I can have all your materials prepped for you.

Thanks for looking!  

Joyous Celebrations and 'Tis the Season

I know that I am on the design team, but when I saw this challenge, I really couldn't decide what to make.  I pulled out all my reindeer stamps and played around a bit.  This is the other card I came up with.

I used both Pistachio Pudding and Gumball Green.  I really liked the use of the oval with the dotted frame inside of the embossed oval with the dotted frame.

Head on over to 'Tis the Season and play along on challenge 8!

Thanks for looking...

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Dasher and 'Tis the Season Challenge 8

Here's my take on the inspiration picture for this challenge on 'Tis the Season for challenge number 8.

I used my wood background stamp and stamped Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake paper.  Then I embossed lines on the front side every 3/4".  Then I used my Chocolate Chip marker to draw lines on the paper to create the wood panel look.  Next I used my framelit circle to create a circular opening in the front.  Then I stamped Dasher in Chocolate Chip on a piece of white scrap paper.  I put that on a Soft Suede base.  Finally, I used Pistachio Pudding and Gumball green paper to create a wreath around the circular opening.  Can you tell what I used to make the leaves?

Inside, I used Hand Penned Holidays to offer a message to the recipient.  I stamped it in Chocolate Chip ink.

Why don't you grab some paper and stamps, look at the inspiration photo and play along with us?

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Just Because

 Before my break was over (and after I read 4 books), I wanted to get some studio time in.  I made these two cards.  I didn't follow a challenge.  Instead, I decided to used a few stamps that I've had for a while but haven't used before...

I'm pretty happy with the way that these turned out!  I also need more cards for my Caring Cards ministry, another reason for me to create some cards.

Here's the first one: a tree background stamp.  I do LOVE how it looks!  It was, however, a pain in the rear to prep.  I had to use my  markers to color the branches brown.  Then another marker to color the leaves green.
This second card uses the leaves and stems... again a stamp that I bought that I'd never used.  (Sorry for the sideways picture... sideways is an improvement... it was upside down for a while)

Anyway, I stamped in Gumball Green, then colored the leaves in using Pear Pizzazz.

Both perfect cards for the Caring Cards ministry.

Thanks for looking!

Festive Flurries and 'Tis the Season Challenge 7!

 Merry Christmas!  We have quite the challenge this week on 'Tis the Season!  As always, I was stumped for a bit, but I am happy with what I came up with.  When I saw the sketch, I did immediately think of snowflakes.  I used the Festive Flurries set and various circle/dot embossing folders.

I had to make two cards, each slightly different.  Can you tell where the top snowflake is from?

Each snowflake has a bling brad in the center and is popped up using stampin' dimensionals.

I hope you all got exactly what you hoped for this year, and I hope that you will continue to join us on the 'Tis the Season challenge.  Can you imagine, if you make one or two cards using our challenge every other week, how many cards you'll have to send to family and friends by Christmas 2014?!?

Thanks for looking!