Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest Part 2

This is the other card I made for Regina. This was the color she saw the other day.

The colors I used for this card are Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry and Wild Wasabi. It is the same stamp set I used yesterday, Painted Harvest. The flowers on the outside are stamped full strength and the inside is stamped off. My card base is Rich Razzleberry and the mat is Basic Black. Also, the dies are the Large Letter Framelits. I have to get my moneys worth out of these dies!

The sentiments are from a past Paper Pumpkin kit and the current Dragonfly Dreams.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest

Yesterday we had lunch with friends at the Celtic Ray and I mentioned that afterward I had to go to the post office to get my cards weighed for the correct postage. Fortunately, the server said she'd like to see more of my cards so I let her look at the four I hadn't sealed. She placed an order for two eclipse cards...woo hoo!

So, today I got the job done! Take a look at one of them...

My card base is Cajun Craze, the DSP is Painted Autumn, the mat is a piece Gold Foil Sheet (same as the inside frame), and the letters are from the Large Letter Framelits Dies.

I absolutely LOVE the inside with that frame from Carols of ChristmasI cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to fit inside the frame and stamped the sunflower in So Saffron and Early Espresso using the Painted Harvest Photopolymer Stamp Set. The sentiment is stamped in Cajun Craze using a stamp from the retired Wetlands stamp set.

Because I used Patterned Paper, I'm entering my card in Craftyhazelnut's October Challenge. If my entry wins, I will get more patterned paper. Just what I! BUT, you can never have too many patterns so I hope my number is drawn (I'm 235) and it's drawn randomly. Check out her's fun!

Thank you for looking!!

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Bold and The Beautiful

Sunday Stamps #163 Bold and Beautiful has a challenge I thought would be perfect for making a Veteran's Day card for an Air Force service man or woman.

I used a Dapper Denim card base and embossed a piece of Whisper White with the retired Stylish Stripes TIEF. I ran a Marina Mist ink pad across the top and a Real Red ink pad across the bottom. The emblems are all die cut from Real Red, Night of Navy and Basic Gray cardstock. I sponged the Basic Gray with Night of Navy ink.

For the inside, I stamped it with the Veterans Day stamp from DRS, added a piece of washi tape on the left and drew lines with Cherry Cobbler and Night of Navy markers on the right.

Tomorrow I have to work on the Marines and Navy because Veterans Day is not too far away!

Thanks for looking!!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Stampin' Up! Painted Autumn DSP

My card today fits three challenges. The sketch is obvious and the alphabet is also obvious. But, what you don't know is how nerve wracking the As You See It challenge was...not because of the shades of orange BUT because I had to set the stopwatch! Yes, the card had to be completed in 10 minutes or less. You could get your supplies out but then the clock had to start ticking on cutting, gluing, coloring and stamping! I finished in 07:58:26!!! In my haste, I got a couple of panels a little wonky but I think it's okay. My card and description follows the three challenges.

My card base is Very Vanilla, cut at 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2". 

My DSP is from Painted Autumn and an unknown scrap. I colored some of the pumpkins with a Peekaboo Peach SU marker. Each panel measures 1" x 3". The Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper (retired) strip measures 5 1/2" x 1/2". I adhered the DSP strips to the card base before I adhered the glimmer paper. 

The hearts are retired Pumpkin Pie enamel doodads (for lack of the real name). The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, stamped in Tangerine Tango on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla, punched with the retired Word Window punch. I adhered it to a scrap of glimmer paper and rounded the corners with a punch from Fiskars. 

These were all fun challenges ... did you set your stopwatch to see how long it took you to read my post? Orange you glad you didn't have to? 

Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage

My card today is in honor of someone very dear to me. The color of the ribbon is for non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

I had pieces of cardstock and DSP left over from yesterday and a few other odds and ends of Very Vanilla cardstock so I decided to make a card with what was there. Sometimes I put my leftovers away but not always. I'm glad I didn't because Little Red Wagon has a challenge using leftovers!

My card base is Early Espresso, a mat from the Painted Autumn DSP, a mat of Early Espresso, a layer of Old Olive embossed with the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF. I used the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies to cut a piece of Very Vanilla from one of the scraps and sponged it with Lemon Lime Twist. I stamped the decorative ribbon from Ribbon of Courage in Lemon Lime Twist and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.. Then I used the matching die and cut it out with my Big Shot. I stamped the sentiment using that set and punched it with the Duet Banner Punch. As you can see, I used Lemon Lime Twist ink again.

My scraps are all used up but I'm sure tomorrow I will have more. It's a never ending process!

Thanks for looking!!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Card Group

Today our card group met again for a delicious lunch and beautifully fun cards.

Here's lunch, a recipe from Taste of Home Potluck, cookbook. 

It was a delicious spaghetti salad, followed by the best raspberry cheese cake I've ever had. It was from the same cookbook.

I can't tell you anything about the stamp sets, dies or colors we goes...

(this one is quite similar to SU's Coffee Cafe)


All I know about the last one is that it is Dapper Denim and the DSP is retired. There are videos on how to make a gel card. Just check out Dawn Griffith and Brandy Cox. It was a fun technique and our hostess got the gel and bags at Dollar tree.

Thanks for looking!

Stampin' Up! Counting My Blessings

Sunny Day Crafting Challenge #56 O is for Oval is my only challenge for today. You can see I definitely used an oval! Measurements are at the end of my post.

I used Early Espresso for my card base and the mat under the Lemon Lime Twist piece (for some reason, it doesn't look like LLT, but it is!). I stamped that piece with the acorns from the Count My Blessings stamp set in Versamark and heat embossed them in Copper.  

Then I adhered the LLT mat to the EE mat. My favorite ribbon in this year's catalog is 1/4" Copper Trim and I wrapped that around those mats, tied a bow and adhered it to a piece of DSP from Painted Autumn. That was then adhered to the card base.

On a scrap piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the sentiment from Count My Blessings in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with Copper Embossing Powder and heat set it. I also used the leaf stamp from that stamp set, stamped just above the words and colored the leaves with a Lemon Lime Twist marker. The oval is die cut from the largest oval in the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. I cut it so the leaves would look like they were hanging off the oval. I adhered it to the card with Dimensionals

The dots in three of the corners are White Perfect Accentscolored with a bronze Sharpie.

My card is CASEd from Linda Richenberg. This card may be too "busy" for some, but I love it and I love Linda's too!

5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4 1/4” Early Espresso cardstock base  
5 1/4” x 4” Painted Autumn DSP mat
4 3/8” x 3 3/8” Early Espresso mat
4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ Lemon Lime Twist mat
3" x 3 1/2"  piece Very Vanilla, to cut out oval

Thanks for looking!!