Sunday, October 25, 2015

PTI - October Blog Hop Challenge

I was so glad this blog hop was on a Sunday.  It seems to be the only time I get to stamp anymore.  I had a few more cards to do today, but finished my card for PTI before 11:30pm!  Here's the inspiration picture.  I decided just to use Red & Green as my inspiration and here's what I came up with.  I love the Holiday Plaid papers and used one of the plaids as the base of my card.  I then pulled out my new stamps from PTI this month and went to work.  I stamped the snowflakes (Quilted Winter) in both Pure Poppy and New Leaf inks and put together the base of my card, with a strip of SU's Real Red cs and a strip of Silver paper from Ranger.  I then stamped the ornaments (Wet Paint Holiday Tags) in both Pure Poppy and New Leaf inks and die cut them out.  I attached a silver bow and strung them together and pop dotted them to the card base.  IRL the way this card turned out.  Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out PTI's October blog hop here

Sunday, October 11, 2015

My first Christmas card...

 OMGosh!!!  I fell in love with My Favorite Things' Santa's Elves the minute I saw them and had to order them as soon as they became available on their website!  I am so happy I did.  My first inspiration for this card was for Stamp Nation's WCMD2015 for their Scotland challenge (using plaid).  My second inspiration was for Happy Little Stamper's October CAS Challenge Paper Piecing.  Isn't this elf so cute????  I paper piece the present, hat and his jacket from a piece of plaid paper from Stampin' Up's Trim the Tree 4x6 paper pack and colored him with Copics (C5, T7, W8, RV00 and 0) and Wink of Stella in Clear and White inks.  I finished him off with a couple of black gems for his buttons on his coat.  I popped him up on a piece of SU's Garden Green cs, which is mounted on a piece of Gina K's White Luxury cs.  I added a piece of plaid paper on the bottom of the card and added Christmas Joy from Tim Holtz's Sizzix's Holiday Words Script die cut set.  I'm entering this card into HLS October CAS Challenge, and Simon Wednesday Challenge.  I hope this card is clean and simple enough for both challenges.

A bit of Switzerland & Al's Birthday

I'm still working on challenges from Stamp Nation for their World Card Making Day from last weekend.  This card is for Switzerland.  Edelweiss is a flower native to Switzerland and the focus for the challenge.  While I couldn't really think of a flower stamp that would pass for Edelweiss, I thought these two snowflakes from Clearly Besotted's Ornamental Style stamp set would work.  I colored the center with Tim Holtz's Mustard Seed Distress Maker after I stamped the snowflake with Hero Art's Unicorn White ink and then embossed with white embossing powder.  The wreath was stamped with two stamps from Judith (no names or numbers on the stick stamps) on a piece of Stampin' Up's Crumb Cake cs.  I finished the card off with WPlus9 Hello die cut.

This is the card I made for Al's birthday this past week.  He thought the bird looks like a crotchety old bird.  Well, to be honest...I wanted to stamp that said "Happy Bird-day to an old bird", but of course, I don't have one.  I thought about writing it, too, but, I don't think my handwriting is that good, so I decided to use Wish Big, from PTI's Stylish Sentiments Birthday Stamp Set (which is one of my favorite sets, ever!) in Tuxedo Black ink.  The bird is from Tim Holtz's Bird Crazy set that I think almost everyone has bought.  I water colored the bird with SU's inks in Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango for his beak.  I stamped the gingham from PTI's Background Basics: Super Gingham Stamp Set in SU's Real Red ink.  I added a few sequins to finish the card off.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I love it when you do!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

World Card Making Day (Weekend)

Hi everyone,
I didn't have a chance to stamp yesterday as I went up to see Mom and Dad for the day, so I did a few cards today in honor of World Card Making Day!

I decided to use a couple of stamp sets that I've had for awhile (one for over a year) that are NBUS.

I recently joined StampNation and decided to partake their World Card Making Day and participated, so far, in their first two challenges.

This card represents the USA.  I used PTI's Make It Market: County Fair stamp set and made a bandanna type pattern using Hero Art's Unicorn White ink, which I embossed with white embossing powder and I also used SU's Night of Navy ink, too, to complete the pattern and to stamp the Happy Birthday from SSS Big Scripty Greetings.  I added more to the pattern then I originally intended to, because I had a few oopies I had to cover up.  I also added dots with my white gel pen.  I sponged the white card stock with TH's Distress Ink Barn Door and attached to a piece of SU's Night of Navy card stock.  I really like the way it turned out.

This card represents Canada.  I made a plaid pattern from PTI's Plaid Builder stamp set in SU's Real Red, Night of Navy, Garden Green and Daffodil Delight inks.  I die cut out the Maple leaf in SU's Real Red card stock from SU's Leaflets Framelit dies and cut out sending (SSS) from SU's Night of Navy card stock and stamped the words birthday wishes from SU's Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set.  I popped up the maple leaf and attached the card front to a piece of green card stock, which I bought at a local scrapbook store.  I worked on this card for awhile.  I had the colors to work with and tried to work with stripes first and I just couldn't figure out the rest of the card.  My hubby came through with the idea of making a plaid out of the colors.  Yes, he does help me sometimes when I just can't get a card to work.  I'm always glad to be able to bounce ideas off him and friends from time to time.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I love it when you do.  I am adding the bandanna card to Simon Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.