Sunday, September 19, 2010
I started by playing of Tanya's fall themed candles and made this. It is a sweet fall/Thanksgiving set. It is in More Mustard and Close to Cocoa. I used Give Thanks set and The More the Merrier sets. I stamped leaves all over both parts of the set (the box bottom and slider drawer. I actually colored in the stamp with my close to cocoa, more mustard, and pumpkin pie markers. I also colored in the acorn only from the give thanks stamp and stamped that all over with the leaves. I also stamped both on the front piece along with the sentiment. I used twine ties on each end. I used 4 different images for the candles all relating to a fall theme.
I am so impressed the these. Super easy! This fall one took me the longest because I had to keep coloring in the three leaves on the 3 leaf stamp. The other two I made went together in a jiffy (did I just say "in a jiffy?") and I am super happy with that!
The second project I made was this Christmas candle one. I used Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, and Whisper White. I used a ton of stamp sets because I wanted lots of different snow flakes (Christmas Greetings, Serene Snowflakes, Christmas Punch, Pattern Pines were used). I stamped big silver snowflakes on everything, inside and out. I stamped a medium sized snowflake in Ballet Blue, and small snowflakes in Bashful Blue (and in the end I stamped the smallest snowflake in Bashful Blue ink that was stamped off once. The candles have 2 different snowflakes in both Bashful Blue and Ballet Blue (2 of each). I thought this would be a great gift to some folks (office secretaries, my hair dresser, mail person, etc.)
Saturday, September 18, 2010
I punched out the pumpkin with a 1 3/4" circle punch. I then punched 2 tab punches which, if you fit them together, make a perfect circle for behind the 1 3/4" punch! Then I used a new Sizzix die cut I got today (with a 50% off coupon.... YES!) in olive behind the pumpkin and there are two brads in that in the mustard color.
I decided to make it today because Pals Paper Arts is having a challenge inspired by Halloween, a favorite holiday in my world!
This is a black base. I used the medium oval punch and punched out 5 ovals of Pumpkin Pie and then I sponged Pumpkin Pie ink around the edges of the oval. I punched 3 more ovals in white to use for the ghosts. I used my black marker to create eyes for the ghosties. I used the branch from the bird punch to get the stem of the pumpkin (one leaf from the stem). I used a Happy Halloween stamp that I got from a dollar bin at my local craft store. I embossed that one using white embossing powder (I have a problem with the white craft ink. It NEVER dries for me. I always end up smearing it. One time, I left my cards to dry, over night, under a running ceiling fan. I still smudged them... oh, white craft ink, why do you hate me?)
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I tried to put myself in the mind of a 6 year old boy... what do they like (besides pirates because I have to do a new card)? They like bugs, right?
I used the sketch over at the Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge (on the sweetest thing blog) to come up with this card. The stamps are from the Love Bug set, and I colored the bugs in using my stampin' up markers in yellows, greens, and blues. I started with a base of Pacific Point, I layered a designer paper on top (that I don't know the name of) a layer of Garden Green that was embossed with leaves, and then another layer of Pacific Point with the bugs on top of that. I used my 1 3/8" square punch, and I popped up the middle bug. Then I used the sentiment from Happy Moments, punched it out with the word window and then used the modern label punch to punch a layer of Pacific Point.
I hope he likes it! Thanks for looking...
I've seen this flower before and thought I would try it today with this challenge.
I couldn't decide which color to use for the background and which color to use for the flower so I tried one of each.
I started with a base of Crumb Cake. On one card I used a Pretty in Pink background layer with one embossing folder. On the other card I used a So Saffron background layer with another embossing folder. Then on each I used the opposite color flower. I used the large scallop circle and cut to the center on each scallop. Then I used the scallop circle and did the same. I popped the smaller flower on top of the larger one, and I topped each off with a 3/4" circle in the center. The grass, stem, and leaf (which I popped up )in Certainly Celery.
I used the Well Scripted set to stamp Happy Birthday in Crumb Cake on Whisper White and added a little pink gem to dot the "i" on birthday.
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Sunday, September 12, 2010
In this case, I used two challenges to help me make these cards. I used the color challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary. Then I used the sketch challenge at Stamping 411. (Ladies over at Stamping 411... I miss you! I haven't been able to do a challenge in several weeks. This is a shout out to your awesomeness. You inspire me constantly... thank you!)
I started with a Crumb Cake base. I stamped the floral swirl from Elements of Style set. On one card, I used Crumb Cake ink and on the other one I used Crumb Cake that I stamped off once. I stamped the flowers from the Close as a Memory stamp set on to Very Vanilla. I used my markers to color the flowers in Tangerine Tango and the stems in Old Olive (is that cheating?) I layered that on a piece of Early Espresso. Then I stamped the sentiment on Very Vanilla and used that punch (I forget the name and am too lazy to go look it up), and I layered that on a Tangerine Tango and popped that up. I used a strip of espresso behind the flower and used the edge punch again there. I added the half pearls on the edge punch and more of those on the flower centers. It gives it a touch of class that I just LOVE. Inside the card, I stamped the message from the Close as a Memory set, which says, "Your loved one will always be as close as a memory, and the God of all comfort as close as a prayer."
The real sad truth is my only living grandfather died this past week. He'd been really sick for a while and has spent the last several weeks in a hospice home, so it isn't like it was a surprise, but it is never easy. I made these beautiful cards to give my personal condolences to my grandmother, who'd been married to him for over 59 years and their only living child, my aunt. I know they'll like them and most importantly, I hope the cards convey my sympathy and understanding of their loss.
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Monday, September 6, 2010
I thought I'd make a card for my friend to give to Riley's parents. I wanted to use the same colors and same star theme. This is what I came up with.
Here's the view of the inside...
The class will be offered to you on Friday, September 24th at 5:00 or Saturday, September 25th anytime after 2. This is for those of you in my area (Sorry, folks... I am not at that place where I can send out kits... maybe one day). The cost is $25.00. Please let me know if you'd like to come so I can have everything ready for you. In addition, please let me know which day you'd like to come and give me an idea of what time you'll be coming.
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