Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
I used the new designer fabric from the Holiday mini and the Pennant die to make the triangles. They are doubled with batting in the middle to make them a little "puffy". I used the Alphabet Simple Letters to die cut the letters and glued them on with crystal effects. Then I just embellished each one with some of our new big designer buttons and seam binding ribbon. I also used a little vintage trinket on the bow. Then I strung the triangles together with some narrow Early Espresso taffeta ribbon. That's it! Here are more pictures of each letter:
And there you have it! So, there a few things that you will need to remember to do. First, click on the link below and go through the tour and get even more inspired. Second, make a project for the Anything BUT a Card challenge at Create with Connie and Mary. Third, post your project at Create with Connie and Mary! And lastly, Have FUN!!! See you tomorrow!
Recipe: Stamps- none; Paper- Cherry Cobbler; Ink- none; Accessories- Deck the Halls designer fabric, Very Vanilla seam binding ribbon, Deck the Halls big designer buttons, Pennant die, Early Espresso narrow taffeta ribbon, linen thread, vintage trinkets, crystal effects
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Hello everyone! I am so glad you are back for day 2 of the Holiday Madness Tour! I am so excited to be showing you more Christmas ideas! I have lots of cards to show but I am also working on some other projects so be sure to check back everyday to see what I have been working on! And be sure to go through the tour as there are MANY other ideas out there!! This is really a talented bunch of ladies and I am so glad to be a part of this!
So for today I have made another Christmas card. I really do like the way this one turned out. I am also in love with this stamp set, A Cute Christmas. You can find it in the new Holiday mini catalog. And to think... I almost didn't want it! What WAS I thinking?? I have used this cute little snowman more times than I can count! And the other images are so cute, too! I also love the new Candy Cane Christmas designer paper! I love the non-traditional colors in the paper. And I love to use them on my Christmas cards. On this card I also used the new Tasteful Trim die and the new Northern Frost decorative strip (both from the Holiday mini catalog). Thanks for stopping by and have a super day! Don't forget to click on the link at the bottom to take you to the next stop on the tour! And be sure to stop back by tomorrow for another Christmas idea!
Card Recipe: Stamps- A Cute Christmas; Paper- Blushing Bride, Real Red, Whisper White, Candy Cane Christmas designer paper; Ink- Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Real Red; Accessories- Real Red wide grosgrain, linen thread, Tasteful Trim die, Norther Frost decorative strip, Top Note die, basic rhinestones, dimesnionals
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Good Friday morning everyone! I hope that you all had a wonderful week! Mine seemed to fly by. And I don't feel like I have had adequate stamping time. I will need to fix that. But later this morning I have a massage. Ahhh! And boy do I need it!! I slept on my back wrong last night and now I have a kink in it. So it will be good for her to work that out today. Yesterday I got my hair highlighted and cut and boy does that feel good! I got some new kind of hair spray from the salon and it has the BEST smell to it! I was getting all kinds of compliments on the "perfume" I was wearing and it was my hairspray!! How cool is that? I just thought that was really neat.
Today's card was inspired by a sketch at Unscripted Sketches. For this sketch they added another challenge to it: make it monochromatic. I love monochromatic! It is so fun and easy! Monochromatic doesn't mean you have to use the exact same colors but the same shades or hues of the color. So for mine I used shades of brown. I used Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, and Chocolate Chip. This is a super simple card but I wanted to highlight the designer paper. Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Herb Expressions; Paper- Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Woodland Walk designer paper; Ink- Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake; Accessories- itty bitty punch pack, ticket corner punch, basic pearls, sponge, dimensionals
Thursday, September 23, 2010
There is a whole lot going on here and it was hard for me to focus but here is what I came up with...
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
So, if you are going through the tour, then you probably came from Mary Brown's awesome blog. She always has great projects! If you just started with my blog, well, that's o.k. because if you continue through the tour, you will end up right back here. So sit back and enjoy the tour! The theme this month is Fall/Thanksgiving/Halloween. These are my favorite times of the year!
So my first project is a simple little candy holder. I used the new Candy Wrapper die from the Holiday mini catalog. I just love how it turned out!
I used Basic Black cardstock and the Candy Wrapper die. Then folded it all up. Then I took some Wicked Fun designer paper and some Cajun Craze cardstock to embellish it a little. I added the greeting from the Wicked Cool set and there you have it! I didn't want to put too much on it and hide the way cool and fun designer paper, so I kept it pretty simple. This die is so much fun and you can use it for many other occasions!
My next two projects are cards. This first card is a Thanksgiving card.
I just love this Autumn Splendor set! This is a very simple card to do. I used the color combination of Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Cajun Craze and Wild Wasabi. Then I added some Crumb Cake brads. The words and the leaf are stamped on Very Vanilla. The greeting comes from the set Grateful Greetings. A great set to have for the upcoming holidays!
My last card is my favorite! I just love this stamp set! It is the Greeting Card Kids stamp set and the images in it are just so sweet!
For this card I used Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, and Pumpkin Pie. I also added in a little Daffodil Delight and Basic Gray as well as some Sahara Sand to give it a little shadow. I stamped the image on Shimmery cardstock and water colored it using my aqua painter. I also used my new Tasteful Trim die to make the little zig zag line in the background. The Tasteful Trim die is another "must-have"! And then I topped off the card with a greeting from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set and a black button that has a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock in it. Super simple!
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
And here is my version of the sketch!
I think that I had used Wicked Cool on my last sketch challenge from Create but this set is just way too much fun so I am going to it more and more! And here is yet another way to use this great set. I hope that you find inspiration from this sketch and will participate in this challenge!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Good morning everyone! Boy! I didn't know if I was going to get my card to post or not! Every time I tried to get the card to come up Blogger kept turning it sideways! Very annoying! I don't know why it does that... But I think I got it right. So I have to say that our little kittens are about the cutest thing ever! They are still very skittish around us but they are getting really used to Nick. He took them out of the laundry room last night and let them run around the living room. They were so funny! Chasing each other, jumping over everything and just exploring. And it is really interesting that if one leaves the room, the other starts hollering! They do not like to be separated! They had fun chasing each other around the house this morning and then Nick put them back before he left for school. They will sleep most of the day and then he will get them back out when he gets home. I am hoping that they will be able to be out all day by the end of the week. It is a real pain having to climb over the barricade every time I want in the laundry room (lol).
Today's card was inspired by a sketch from Clean & Simple. It was a sketch from last week but I really wanted to give it a try. Super simple! I also got the new Word Play stamp set and wanted to get that inked up for something, too. I thought this turned out really nice. I got my color combination from the new Color Coach and I think I really like it a lot! I will have to use it on some other cards. Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Word Play; Paper- Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Cajun Craze; Ink- Not Quite Navy; Accessories- Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Two-Step Bird punch, corner rounder, itty bitty punch pack, basic pearls, sponge, dimensionals
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
Good morning everyone and happy Friday! And for many of us it will be a long weekend! Ahhh! My family is going to Ouray for the weekend. I thought we were done traveling for a while but this will be nice. It will be nice to go somewhere else and sleep in, swim (Nick's favorite thing), walk around lazily, have coffee, eat ice cream, smell the fresh mountain air, possibly go for a drive over Red Mountain Pass. Ahhh! I hope that you all will have a relaxing weekend as well. We won't leave until tomorrow afternoon but I will pre-post for Sunday and Monday. Fall is definitely coming!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
And here is my interpretation of this sketch:
Such a super fun and easy sketch! You will notice that I did not use strips of paper or ribbon. Instead, I took my scoring blade and scored the lines on my cardstock! In place of the buttons on the sketch I used two of the designer jewels from the new Holiday mini catalog. Yes, they are shaped into a flourish but I just cut them apart. There are so many ideas that you can do with this sketch! So be sure to check out the other projects from the rest of the design team and then make your own creation! Then be sure to submit it at Create with Connie and Mary so we all can go and see it! You might be in their top three picks! I can't wait to see what you create!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Wicked Cool; Paper- Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Wicked Fun designer paper; Ink- Basic Black; Accessories- large oval punch, scallop oval punch, bat punch, black flourish designer jewels, scoring blade, dimensionals