Friday, October 31, 2014

Could It Get Any Easier?

My card today is for the CAS challenge at 
Addicted to Stamps. This is a super quick and easy
card to make. It would be a great one for mass producing!



I am also submitting this to the Anything Goes challenge

This card literally came together in less than 10 minutes - 
that includes the cutting and scoring of the paper.

It may have even been only 5 minutes!


supplies
card stock: whisper white, soft suede
stamp set: Ornamental Pine
ink: wild wasabi, soft suede


Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!










Thursday, October 30, 2014

Seeing Red



The inspiration photo for this weeks challenge at Festive Friday had 
me seeing red! But in a good way.



There's so many ways to be inspired by this photo!



I was inspired by the red and wanted that to be the main color. I used a 
little gray to tie in the gray wrapping paper. All the detail in the
design of the papers made me think of the detail in the ornament
bauble from the Ornamental Pine stamp set.

If you look closely you'll see three little snowflakes that I embossed with
clear embossing powder. I also used the clear embossing powder on
the greeting and the ornaments. It gives a little shimmer/shine to the card.
I stamped the ornaments on the card and then again on another piece
of card stock and punched out the round part and popped it up with 
dimensionals. 

Looking at the picture now, I notice a red ornament in the front. Funny I didn't
notice it before I made the card.


supplies:
card stock: whisper white
stamp set: Ornamental Pine, Endless Wishes, Joy to the World
ink: cherry cobbler, basic gray
clear embossing powder
1 14" circle punch
Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

CASE-ing

CASE-ing is one of the greatest forms of flattery and it's also a
fantastic way to get your mojo flowing again!

I thought it would be fun to play along with
The challenge this week is to CASE Stampin' Up's Christmas catalogue.
There's so many things in there that I love that I thought this would
be the perfect challenge to get my mojo flowing again!


When I first looked at the catalogue, the White Christmas stamp set 
was one I had to have - I love it! 
For this challenge I decided to combine two of the cards on page 31.
  I love the pop of color that the car and the tree add to the card.

Playing along with this challenge worked! I played in my craft room
last night and made 4 cards that I love!

What do you do to get your mojo flowing again?
I'd love to hear what works for you.

supplies:
card stock: whisper white
stamp set: White Christmas
ink: memento tuxedo black, crumb cake, soft sky
blendabilities: cherry cobbler, old olive

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Silent Night

Where does the time go? We've had company here for the last
week so I haven't been able to blog or create much at all.
I was up early again (4am?) so I headed to my craft room to make
this card for this weeks Merry Monday Christmas card challenge.
The theme this week is Silent Night. I had an idea as soon as I saw
the challenge and have been eager to make it. 


This was even easier to make than I thought it would be. Originally I was
going to tear some whisper white card stock and sparkle the edges 
to make the snow but I really liked how it looked with just the sponging 
of the night sky so I left it. 

In fact, this is so easy to make I think I'll include it in my Christmas card
stack class later this month.


Also, I would like to say Congratulations to last week's challenge winner
and to the Honorable Mentions!

And thank you for choosing my card as one of the Honorable Mentions. It was
a super fun challenge that has opened up a whole new world of stamping to me.
The world of neon colors - love them!

supplies:
all from Stampin' Up!
card stock: whisper white, basic gray
stamp sets: Lovely as a Tree, Special Season, Gorgeous Grunge
ink: night of navy, whisper white, stazon
punch: 1" circle punch 


Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!



Thursday, October 9, 2014

Happy Mail!


Don't you just LOVE those days when there's Happy Mail waiting for you when
you get home from work? I ordered the Balloon Builders stamp set and die from
Lil' Inker Designs recently and the stamp set showed up in the mail yesterday!
I swear I did a little squeal when I saw it. 

I have been wanting to make this card for a long time now and this
morning I had the chance - YAY!!



This card puts a smile on my face :)

I am entering it into the following challenges:

AAA Cards - Play with Watercolor
Sentimental Sundays - Bling it Up
A Gem of a Challenge - Clean and Simple


supplies:
from Stampin' Up! unless noted
card stock: whisper white, basic black and watercolor paper
stamp set: Balloon Builders (Lil' Inkers)
ink: versamark
Tim Holtz distress inks: Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade
    Picked Raspberry 
embossing powder: black
embellishments: sequins (?)

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A Neon Christmas?

Where does the time go? I can't believe it's been almost
a week since I last blogged. Life has been a little crazy lately
around my house but I did manage to get into my craft room this
morning, even though it was at 3:30 in the morning?!? 
What else are you supposed to do when you can't sleep?

When I saw the challenge at Merry Monday this week, I was
instantly intrigued. Neon colors for Christmas? Why not!


I absolutely love the way the neon inks look on this card! This is not
something I would have ever thought of doing on my own.  Thank you Kristie
for choosing neon for the challenge and taking me on another card adventure!



I am also entering this in the Clean and Simple challenge over at

supplies:
all from Stampin' Up! unless noted
card stock: whisper white
stamps sets: Joyful Christmas, Linear Baubles (Stamp-it Australia)
ink: memento tuxedo black
Tim Holtz distress ink: picked raspberry, mustard seed, spiced marmalade
    and frayed burlap
embellishments: sequins (?)

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Dots or Stripes?


When I saw the challenge at  Merry Monday this week was to use dots and or
stripes on your card, I knew exactly which stamp I was going to use.
 I love this tree from Stampin' Ups Festival of Trees stamp set.
 It has stripes and dots!
And it has the perfect coordinating punch that makes this card super
quick and easy to make!

I am also submitting this card into the anything goes challenge over




Layering torn whisper white card stock is the perfect way to make quick 'snow'.





supplies:
all from Stampin' Up! unless noted
card stock: whisper white
stamp sets: Festival of Trees, White Christams
ink: old olive, pear pizzazz, early espresso
punch: tree punch
embellishments - stars (a gift from a friend)

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!