Tuesday, October 13, 2015

If the Broom Fits ....

I thought this stamp set was so cute when I first saw it. I wondered what I might do with it, but for starters, I decided just to create a card with it and see what happens. From there, I figured a lot of inspiration would pop up, and I do have some ideas, so we'll have to wait and see.

Here's what I created over the weekend ..

The card is simple, but it was fun making. I played around with the colors on the broom to make them look more realistic. I stamped them in tip top taupe, then added delightful dijon and tip top taupe over top. The card base is smoky slate, but it appears more like wisteria wonder in the photograph. LOL.

Hope you like it. Stay tuned for tomorrow's entry. I think I'm on a roll.

Happy Stamping!

Monday, October 12, 2015

FaBOOlous Fur Babies!

I diverted a bit from my use of Stampin' Up stamps and created this cute Halloween card using another stamp set. The paper, inks, and other supplies are all Stampin' Up, but I couldn't resist this stamp set because it reminds me of my dogs and cat. It came together quickly and I was pleased with it.

I used the black glitter paper for the hats, and the stamp set also came with dies to match, so I made the little fur creatures pop from the card. The stars were stamped with metallic gold, and I also used the star embossing folder on the white background, and daubed the gold metalllic ink over the stars to make them a bit visible. The decorative labels were from the Witch's Hat project kit, which was left over after I finished that awesome hat.

Hope you like my little fur babies. They're too cute to resist.

Happy Haunting!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Coloring Down the Lines - Fall Has Arrived!

Fall has arrived, and so far, it's been nice. The leaves are just starting to turn, and the air is slightly crisp, and I'm just waiting for the sweet smell of burning leaves and fireplace going ... ah,what could be better?

This week's color challenge falls in line with "Fall". So I thought I would make a Fall card using the colors selected for the week. If you arrived here from Amanda's blog, don't forget to fall right on over to Joni's blog to see what she's created as well.

Let's start with the photograph and color pallet. The colors go together and blend nicely.

Here is the card I made using all the colors in the pallet above:

The background is stamped directly on to the embossing folder using smoky slate, and the trees are slightly sponged using crumb cake. I used "Vintage Leaves" stamp set, along with Acorny Thank You for the leaf and and acorn. I also used "Lots of Labels" framelits for the sentiment for a little added touch to the card.


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A Touch of Gold For Some Lighthearted Leaves

I just love Fall, and the colors of the season are just gorgeous. So naturally, I love using Stampin' Up's Fall stamps, especially leaves. You can do a lot with them and make them so life-like.

For this card, I decided to gold emboss the leaves for a touch of elegance. Gold embossing on Fall colored paper just adds that extra beauty to whatever you choose to make.

Here's the card I made over the weekend, just playing around with colors and embossing.

For the background, I used "gorgeous grunge" for some added interest. I topped the bunch of leaves off with some linen thread and gold cord, and that's it.

Sure hope you enjoy it, and would love to hear your comments.

Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Team Swap - Wonderland

For our team meeting this past week, our focus was on Christmas. I found a card on Pinterest that I just loved, so I made a card similar (didn't want to case it totally) that I just loved. Unfortunately, I didn't have the name of the person who created it to give them credit.

Here's my version of the card I loved:

The gold embossing on black makes quite a statement, and I love the snowflakes in the background. I made some extras so I can give them out as Christmas Cards this year as well.

Stay tuned for more designs ... I'm sort of on a roll.


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Coloring Down the Lines - Build a Birthday

It's blog time again, and our coloring down the lines challenge seemed to come easy this week. Go figure! Sometimes the colors I love the most are so difficult to create a design for, but the ones that are variations of colors just flow. This one did just that. I didn't have to think too hard, and I was finished before you know it.

Let's check out the photograph and color pallet first.

 Now, looking at the photograph, what would you have designed for the challenge this week? Do you want to see what I made? Yes, ok, I won't make you wait .... here it is:

I added some touches to the card by coloring a satin rose using rose red, and lined the cake plate with tip top taupe lace ribbon. I think the lace gave it just the right effect I was looking for.

If you've arrived here from Amanda's blog, be sure to keep hopping on over to see what Joni created as well. I love seeing all the designs from everyone. Gives me inspiration to create, create, create.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Ashley's Birthday Card

It's always nice making cards for people, and this time was no different. Our son Tj's girlfriend Ashley's birthday was Monday, and I wanted to make her something special. I found a card that I was using for inspiration, and how funny, the card never looks anything like the inspirational card. That's ok because I love originality.

For Ashley's card, I chose blackberry bliss as the color I wanted to use. I ended up taking the "into the woods" designer series paper and cut a circle around a bunch of flowers, and the card blossomed from there.  Take a look:

I took a couple of paper flowers that were hand made by another demonstrator, and I popped them onto the card for some added drama.  It totally made the card. Below is the inside of the card.

So, what do you think? My son liked it, and I hope Ashley did too.

Thanks again for stopping by to view my creations. I love it when you do.