Sunday, October 31, 2010

Get Ready for the Holidays!

Even though it's Halloween, I have been busy making cards for the holidays. My SU! monthly club meets next week; and since we won't be meeting in December, we'll be celebrating the holidays. One of the fun things we do every month is a card swap. Out of respect for our demonstrator, we use strictly SU products but it's OK if we use retired products. This is my swap template...only eleven more to go. I cased this card from Iliana Crouse; you can see the original here. While you are there, check out her other creations. If you've not visited her blog, you are in for a real treat. She's a real inspiration for me.!

This card was created for two challenges; Crazy 4 Challenges 61 & FS195. The C4C61 challenge is a sketch challenge hosted by Silke Ledlow. Cheryl is the Featured Stamper this week. She has such a lovely gallery; her copic coloring is awesome. I cased Cheryl's Candy Cane Christmas card. I just love this penguin stamp she used & I've had the same stamp for several years...I think it was one of the first non-SU! stamps I purchased. He's a real cutie, don't you think?

Have a great week! Hugs!

Supplies- Card 1:
All supplies from Stampin' Up
Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Heard from the Heart
Paper: Riding Hood Red, White, DSP- Christmas Cocoa (retired)
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accessories: RHR 5/8 striped grosgrain ribbon, red hemp twine, rhinestone jewel accents, ornament punch.

Supplies- Card 2:
Stamps: Penguin (Art Impressions)
Paper: Old Olive, Real Red (SU), White (neenah), DP- Christmas Stack (DCWV)
Ink: Black (Memento), SU Markers- Real Red, Old Olive, Summer Sun.
Accessories: MS snowflake punch, red buttons (target), green button (MME)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Hello Friends! Happy Halloween!
I've been away from Blogland for a while for a wonderful reason...three weeks ago, I started a new job! I've been deeply engrossed in it & have had very little evening time to create or visit your blogs. Weekends have been fabulously busy with family happenings.
So today I leave you with a few of the Halloween cards I created earlier this month. As you can see, they are very similar. The middle one was my favorite until I smudged the front while stamping the inside greeting (UGG!), so now the top one is my favorite. I just adore this stamp set from SU! called Greeting Card Kids. You can go vintage with these images or stay more contemporary. There is a very cute image for Christmas too.
Enjoy your Halloween Holiday!

Stamps: Greeting Card Kids (SU)
Paper: Only Orange, More Mustard, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Black, Chocolate Chip, White, DSP- Pumpkin Pie (SU)
Ink: More Mustard, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Black, Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Old Olive ribbon, gold brad, Scor-Pal

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Soft Blue Flower

Good morning! I wasn't going to play in the studio this morning, but when I saw Julia's Way to Use It challenge to use tissue paper, I was hooked. Luckily, this card only took about twenty minutes. So I can quickly get back to my chores. I start my new job on Monday so I am trying to get caught up on household odds and ends including Halloween & Fall decorating. DD#1 (dear daughter #1) is coming home from college for the weekend & once she get home (around lunchtime), I will want to spend my time with her.

My card was made with Marine Mist as a base which I covered it with white tulle. I like the soft look. I've not made tissue paper flowers before; this was one of the reasons I jumped on the challenge. I was happily surprised at how easy it was. This flower was made with blue tissue paper and cut with the Nestabilities Dahlia die. I added a velvet floral brad.

Stamps: None
Paper: Marine Mist, Black (SU!), DP- B&W Intricate Swirls (the Paper Studio)
Ink: none
Accessories: White wedding tulle (Michaels), Blue lace ribbon (Wyla Inc), Velvet flower brad (Creative Imaginations), Gemstones (the Paper Studio)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Words of Autumn

A quick post with my Clean and Simple card for the SCS Challenge to use the faux letterpress technique by embossing a cuttlebug folder. I like the way this turned out and it was really simple and fast! Check out the CAS87 gallery as there are fantastic cards that are not only CAS but quick too!

Stamps: None- Yikes!
Paper: Crumb Cake, Really Rust (SU!)
Ink: Tangerine Tango (SU!)
Accessories: Cuttlebug folder-Autumn Type (Provocraft), paper flowers and leaves (Oriental Trading), Brads (making Memories), Ribbon- chocolate chip double stitched grosgrain (SU)