Thursday, September 26, 2013

The season of Fall

I'm back with another fall card.  I used this card as a sympathy card for a friend whose mother passed away. I used Gina K's Pure Luxury layering white card stock and sponged on Stampin' Up inks  "Crushed Curry", "Pumpkin Pie", "Perfect Plum" and "Old Olive".  I then stamped Penny Black's "Snow Dust" trees 3 times in Momento's "Tuxedo Black" and used Copic markers for the fall "leaf" colors.  I then stamped the verse from Stampin' Up's Wonderful Watercolors (retired). and attached the card to another Gina K Pure Luxury white card stock and Stampin' Up's "Old Olive" card stock and used a green ribbon from my ribbon stash to finish up the card.
Thanks for stopping by. 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Gently Falling

I didn't have time to enter any challenges this week or did I have a chance to make any cards this week.  The card I am showing you today, I made for my Aunt Nancy's birthday, which was earlier this month.  I love fall and the colors that go with the season.

I used SU's "Pumpkin Pie" and "Old Olive" card stock.  I sponged SU's "Pumpkin Pie", "Old Olive" and "Crushed Curry" on white card stock for the background of this card.  I used a sheet music stamp (Stampington & Co.'s "Brahms Original") and "Cat Tails" by Paper Inspirations stamp as a background in SU's "Crumb Cake".  Over the top, I stamped SU's "Gently Falling" in SU's "Early Expresso".  I also fussy cut out some of the "Gently Falling" leaves out of another piece of card stock that I had sponged up like the background and adhered them to the front of the card with pop-up dots.  I found some green ribbon to finish off the card and stamped Happy Birthday on the piece of scrap card stock (I think it was SU's "Barely Banana" which is discontinued).

A perfect card for the first day of fall.  Thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Snowflakes Sparkle on a Fir Tree, DD #69 challenge

I'm back again with a card for this week's Dynamic Duos color challenge.  When I first looked to see what the color challenge was for this week, I wasn't so sure I wanted to work with these two colors.  What in the world would I create?  Well come Sunday night, I had my idea.  I can honestly say I wasn't thinking a card for Christmas or winter, but that's what it ended up being.  A great card to mass produce, seeing how I send out almost a 100 Christmas cards each year.

I used white cardstock and stamped the fir tree from SU's "Lovely As A Tree" stamp set in SU's "Old Olive" ink.  I then blocked off the rest of the card and sponged in SU's "Pacific Point" ink.  I used SU's new pen, "White Stampin' Chalk Marker for the white dots and the snow the tree.  Love this pen, by the white pen ever!  The sentiment is from PTI's "In the Meadow" and I stamped that in SU's "Old Olive" ink.  I mounted the card on SU's "Pacific Point" cardstock.  Thank you Dynamic Duos for this color combination.  I am in love!  Thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Field Flower

So my sister asked if I would make a birthday card for a friend of hers.  Of course, every other month or so I seem to go into a non-creative funk.  Well that's how I felt over the weekend.  So I turned to Pinterest, some of my favorite blogs and starting working on ideas in my head and here is what I came up with at the last minute, of course. 

I used white cardstock and stamped SU's Field Flower  in SU's Soft Sky and Pacific Point inks.  The stem is stamped in SU's Old Olive.  I sponged the background with SU's Daffodil Delight ink.  I used embroidery floss for the bow.  Happy Birthday is from SU's stamp set Well Scripted (retired) which is stamped with SU's Pacific Point.  The bling on the bottom is from Michael's, which I bought over a year ago and now they don't carry them anymore.  I mounted the card on SU's Pacific Point cardstock.

I do love how it turned out...simple but very nice.  I hope my sister and her friend love it as much as I do.   

I'll be back again tomorrow as I have a card I also made for Dynamic Duos challenge for this week and have to post it before noon on Thursday!  Thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Dynamic Dous #68 Challenge using Flower Shop Stamp Set

So for the very first time, I decided to take part in a blog challenge from Dynamic Duos.  I have been following their blog for about a year and have used their color ideas from time to time, but never submitted a card for their challenge until today.  

I love the color purple, but don't use Perfect Plum very often. I used Perfect Plum card stock and a small card stock strip of Primrose Petals.  The grey card stock strip is shimmery and purchased at a local scrapbook store.  I used a flower stamp from Stampin' Up's Flower Shop stamp set, which I absolutely love!!  I stamped flowers randomly on white card stock in Stampin' Up's Perfect Plum, Primrose Petals and Smoky Slate.  I also used a dots background stamp from Stamps by Judith in Smoky Slate, too.  I then put the white card stock through my Cuttlebug with the Happy Birthday Embossing Folder by Cuttlebug, too.  I then took a sponge and sponged over the embossed image with Smoky Slate to bring out the words.  I also punched out another flower with the coordinating Stampin' Up Pansy Punch.  I would have never thought to put Perfect Plum and Primrose Petals together, but I loved how it turned out and adding the Smoky Slate was just icing on the "card".  Enjoy and thank you for stopping by my blog.