Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Cherry Cobbler Christmas

This is a card that I made with the left over pieces of card stock from my last workshop.  Kind of the same idea as another card that I recently posted, but different!

I used some strips of DSP from the Festive Prints DSP stack.   I snipped the ends of the paper to make it look like ribbon. 

Then adhered them to the Holiday Frame Embossing Folder in Very Vanilla.

The best part about this is that I won't have to pay extra postage when I mail it!

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Winter Memories Sled

This is another image from the Winter Memories stamp set.  Although, I really love the skates, this stamp is very pretty too!  I watercolored the images and mounted it on a cut out of the Holiday Frame embossing folder.  And, then layered that on a piece of DSP from the Comfort Cafe pack.

Everyone stay safe!  Sandy is really creating a problem!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Great Idea!

Have you ever had one of those moments when you think:  Why didn't I think of that?  Well, how simple is coloring your Rhinestone Jewels with Sharpie markers?

Yup, I can't take credit for it, but it is an amazing idea!  And, it adds great interest to a card!

For the above card, I simply colored the Rhinestones Turquoise and Red with my Sharpies.  I stamped the Christmas Tree and then added the Rhinestones!  Wa-La!  Pretty simple, right?  Someday, I promise I will discover something fun that others will enjoy.  Until then, I have to find the great ideas that others come up with and demonstrate them!
Have a great weekend.  I have a workshop tonight!  Fun, Fun, Fun!!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

More Ice Skates

Oh, didn't you miss the Christmas ideas!?!??  I made this card a while ago.  I embossed the skates from the Winter Memories stamp set with Black Embossing powder.  This time I only colored the holly and berries above the skates.

I made a fancy little bow to drape down around the skates, and mounted it all on a piece of paper from the Festival of Prints DSP stack.  Yes, I know you have heard all about it!!!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Cheerful Triple Time

Good Morning!  This is a quick thank you card that I made using some bright cheery colors!  I used my Mixed Bunch stamp set in Daffodil Delight,  Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise.  The sentiment is from Curly Cute.

Come back tomorrow to get back on with the Christmas train!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Triple Time Anniversary!

This is a card that I made for my brother and sister in law for their anniversary!   Yes, yes I know you are tired of the triple time stamping.  I have one more to show you and then we can return to the Christmas cards.  So, if you are over the triple time stamping come back on Thursday and we will return to the regularly scheduled program!

This card was fun to make.  I used Everything Eleanor.  I don't use this set as often as I had hoped for.  I combined it with the Raspberry Ripple and Sahara Sand.  I love this combination.  Girly, yet not over the top!

Make the best of today!  It is rainy and dark here....tomorrow is another day!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Getting Scrappy

Well, happy Monday morning!  Isn't it a great Fall day!  Well, it is here anyway!  We had a wonderful weekend.   Full of getting apples, hiking and a wonderful Anniversary dinner!

We went on  a hike at a local State Park on Saturday.  We had some friends with us.  One of which offered to take a photo of our whole family.  We don't have many of these!  So, this was nice!

Of course, the fridge frame needed to be updated from the first day of school photos!  So, this was perfect timing! 

This layout is not exclusively Stampin' Up!  I hope that SU! comes out with some burlap ribbon!  I love the look of burlap and they currently don't offer the product!

I  used the Gently Falling stamp set in Pear Pizzaz, Early Espresso and Sahara Sand to make the leaves.  I love this set!  Then, I added a button to the burlap for the finishing touches!

Thanks for stopping in!   Have a great week!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Fab Friday 04

Well, Fab Friday came and went....actually it is still going on, but I didn't get my card made until yesterday.  So, appropriately I am posting on Friday! The challenge this week is a color challenge.  I think that I am better at a layout then a sketch, but I attempted this one anyway!

Needless to say, this was a real challenge for me!  But, I think I worked my way around it!  Hopefully this card fits the bill!

I used the Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper.  I know that all of the colors are not included in the paper, but I think it worked!

I added some Summer Starfruit 3/8 inch Stitched Satin ribbon in a couple of different ways to add some color.

I had fun making this card and it served double duty as it was sent to a dear stamping friend for her birthday!  I love accomplishing two things at once!

You can check out what some other talented stampers did with this color challenge at the Fab Friday website:

Have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

More Skates

I had mentioned that I love this image.  Here is another sample using Winter Memories!  So simple!  So beautiful! 

I used the Holiday Frame embossing folder on Very Vanilla.  Then I cut out around the embossed oval.  Yes, it took a minute, but well worth the result.  The DSP is from the Festival Of Prints Stack.  I love these colors!

I will have to take a break from Christmas cards for a while, but I have some other neat things to show you!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Triple Time Candy Cane

Here is  a card the combines two great items.  Triple Time Stamping and the Scentsational Season stamp set.  How cute are these candy canes?  I simply used Real Red and Whisper White Card Stock.  I took some Organdy White ribbon and sponged on some Real Red ink....wa-la beautiful Real Red Organdy ribbon!

The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.

Make it a great day!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Paper Ribbon

Good Monday morning!  Here is a card that I made for Christmas using the Scentsational Season stamp set.  This time I didn't use the Framelits, just stamped and colored the eyes and detailing with a marker.

I made the paper ribbon for the top of the card.  I simply cut the base piece from card stock and then snipped the ends to look like ribbon.  Then, I took a second piece and looped the ends around and adhered it to the base piece.  Finally, I took a small piece of card stock and made a single loop and adhered it to the top of the ribbon.  It looks very nice in real life!

Hope that you have a productive week!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Stitched Felt

Stampin' Up! has yet to sell a stitched felt piece that I haven't fell in love with!  I just love it all!  This time around it is the Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt in Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Gree and Whisper White.

I used strips of "paper ribbon" from the Festival of Prints DSP stack that I spoke of in yesterdays post. 

Just love how simple it is, almost NO stamping!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Onward with Christmas!

If you have gotten a chance to look at the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog you will notice that the new theme seems to be Framelits.  There are many coordinating stamp sets and framelits.  Which makes for easy creating.  So, many of my customers hate cutting out images.  The framelits are appealing to many!

The set that I used for todays card is using the same idea.  Scentsational Season is a stampset that also has a freamelit set available to easily cut out the images in the stamp set.

For this card I used the Big Shot to cut out the images from by background piece of card stock.  I then adhered different pieces of DSP behind the cut out images.  I love how this looks!  It is also a great way to use scrap paper!

The DSP is from the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack.  This is a must have in my book.  I will actually need to order another one with my next order.  This pack contains 48 double sided sheets.  They are the perfect size at 4 and 1/2 by 6 and 1/2 inches.  Which makes them the perfect size to mount photos for scrapbooking!  This paper stack is only $6.95.

One other thing that I forgot to mention is that in the Holiday catalog the Framelits and Stampsets can be "bundled" for additional savings.  You can't beat that!  And, it goes without saying that I now own each of the bundles from the catalog!  I can't resist a deal!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Another Ornament.

Sorry about the little blur in this photo.  I hadn't noticed that when I took the photo.

This is another card using the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set and Framelits.  For this one, I layered the center of the ornament by punching out several circles.

All of these goodies are available in the Holiday Catalog from Stampin' Up!

Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Winter Memories!

This set, Winter Memories, is quickly becoming a favorite!  I am so in love with the ice skates that I have not even used the other two images in the set.  I can not believe how easy it is to create a great water colored pair of skates! 

For this card I used Winter Memories.  I chose the colors of Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler.  I embossed the skates with Black embossing powder and then water colored them with my ink pads and blender pens.

For the background I used the Holiday Frame embossing folder.  And, then I added some Cherry Cobbler seam binding for the bow.

I love how this card turned out!
Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Christmas Is Coming

Well, isn't technology a lovely thing?  It is awesome when it works, but when it doesn't, it really puts a kink in things!  Anyway, I am back with a new computer and hopefully can continue blogging on a regular basis!

The last time that I was able to post I had mentioned goodies from the Holiday Catalog.  Well, I did get a chance to play and have made many awesome (in my humble mind!) cards.
This card used the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set and Framelits.  When I first saw this set I thought of so many ways to use it.  When I got it, I loved it!  I also used the Holiday Frame Textured Embossing Folder.  This folder is so elegant!  I just love it!
I used Lucky Limeade, Real Red and Whisper White for colors.  The sentiment is from the Winter Memories stamp set.
Thanks for stopping  by!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

I Told You Christmas Was Coming!

I haven't even gotten into Fall, yet!  But, with yesterdays delivery, I will be thinking Christmas!  These are the goodies that I will get to play with as soon as I get a free minute!  I can't wait!  It almost makes me want to start my Christmas shopping!

Stay tuned for some Christmas goodness!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Doesn't Get Easier Than This!

For those of you who say "I can't make a card" this one is for you!  No matter what the occassion, there is a quick way to create a card!  This is DSP from Orchard Harvest.  I used Island Inidgo and Naturals Ivory.  The Sentiment is from Curly Cute.  It didn't take long to throw this one together!

And, if you are tired of seeing Orchard Harvest, come back soon!  Today, I am expecting an order with Christmas Goodies!  Yes, it is that time of the year!


Monday, October 1, 2012

Another Triple Time!

As you should have expected, here is another Triple Time card!  I just love this.  Every time I look at a card with this layout, it just amazes me!  It is so easy yet so stunning!

For this card I used Day of Gratitude.  I used Garden Green, Not Quite Navy and Caju Craze.   I just love the results!

Thanks for stopping in, have a great day!