Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!  Today's card is a shaker card I made for my little guy to go along with a special treat I bought him.  I used the fun Lawn Fawn stamp set Spooktacular along with the coordinating dies.  For the inside of the shaker I stamped my sentiment, candy and some stars, then added three die cut and colored candy corn and some sequins for the loose shakers bits.  Once I had my shaker put together, I added my die cut and colored pumpkin on top of the acetate and added some yellow stickles to the eyes and mouth.  Some punched out stars and some black rhinestones helped to add a little bit of detail around the frame of the shaker and help to finish it off.  I'm entering this card over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is Anything Goes.
 Below are three of the thirty Halloween treat bags I put together for my son's class party today.  I used the same Lawn Fawn stamp set Spooktacular and tried to keep them simple since I was stamping so many.
Hope you have a fun and safe Halloween! 
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cups and Succulents

Hi there!  I'm popping in today with a trio of cards that I created using the fun Simon Says Stamp set Cups and Succulents.  I've loved succulent pants ever since I was a kid and saw how my grandma would grow chicks and hens in her garden.  I not only have different types of succulent plants growing outside in my own garden but also inside my house in McCoy pottery that I collect.  Succulents are easy to grow and have such wonderful texture and colors.  If you're interested in taking a look, I've created a succulent Pinterest board which you can see here.
I used the Retro Sketches Challenge #138 for each card, but rotated the layout for each one.  I colored each image using Copic markers and used sentiments from the Hero Arts stamp set Everyday Sayings.  This was also a good way to use up some of my scraps of designer paper and card stock since I used smaller pieces on each card.  I'm entering these cards over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is to use the color kraft on your card or project.
This is just one of the many succulent planters I have in my home.
 Have a great day!
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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Painted Flowers - {SSSC242}

Good morning, hope you're having a nice weekend!  It's Sunday which means it's time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.
I used this week's sketch to create two clean and simple birthday cards using a new stamp set I recently purchased, Painted Flowers from Altenew.  I've seen so many card makers using this set to create beautiful card and since I'm such a flower lover, I knew I had to have it.  I'm also entering these cards in the Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge which is to incorporate the color kraft into your project.
Supplies: Painted Flower Altenew, Wet Paint PTI, Buttons, twine, Foam tape.  Colors: New Leaf, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, kraft (top card). Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Simply Chartreuse, Old Olive, kraft (bottom card).
Be sure to check out what the rest of the Sweet Sunday Sketch Stampers have created:
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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sparkle & Shine: Holiday Additions - {PTIBlog Hop}

Hello everyone!  Today is the Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop.  The challenge for this month was to choose one or more of the PTI Color Recipes provided by Papertrey Ink and create a card or project using those colors.
I decided to break out the new PTI Sparkle & Shine: Holiday Additions stamp set and coordinating dies to create a shaker Christmas card using the color recipe below.  This is a fun stamp set that offers so many possibilities of mixing and matching. 
For my card I started out with a new leaf card base, then added a panel of pure poppy with a piece of striped designer paper from the PTI Sparkle & Shine collection.  I stamped the inside of my shaker with a combo of all the colors from the recipe, added a mix of sequins and then die cut and layered the Sparkle in pure poppy and raspberry fizz to give a pop.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!
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Friday, October 24, 2014

Thanks You're the Best - {TYIC#9}

Hello friends!  Today is my birthday and I'm here to share a fun little tag for the Tag You're It Challenge #9.  Our inspiration for today comes from fellow team member Leigh and her pretty pair of thank you tags.
I loved the way Leigh used her die cut thanks on a diagonal across her tags with one half solid color and the other patterned.  I decided to use the Lawn Fawn thanks die cut and attempt to do the same on my tag.  I die cut two tags, one in summer sun and another in white, then die cut my thanks in a rust color.  I used the Lawn Fawn stamp set Argyle Backdrops for the bottom half of my tag and stamped two birds from the Chit Chat stamp set and a few clouds from the Hello Sunshine set.
Thanks for popping in and I hope you'll take the time to play along with the Tag You're It Challenge!
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