Thursday, September 10, 2009

Gobble, Gobble

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I think it has something to do with my son being born the day before on the year he was born. So, I always associate the holiday with happy memories.

I've had a lot of fun playing with this little, single stamp Gobble, Gobble.

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Stamp sets: Gobble, Gobble, Grateful Greetings
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Markers: Really Rust, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Taken With Teal
Paper: Taken With Teal, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Real Rust, Autumn Meadows Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla
Accessories: 1 3/8 inch circle punch, scallop circle punch, chocolate chip striped ribbon, dimensionals, Frost White shimmer paint (sponged on top of turkey)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Cottage Wall Friends

I made this card for a friend who's going through a difficult time. I just love this paper and this set, this card is the best of both worlds!

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Stamp sets: Friends 24/7
Ink: Rich Razzleberry marker and classic ink, Basic Grey marker, Old Olive marker and classic ink
Paper: Orchid Oppulence, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Shimmery White, Cottage Rose Designer Series Paper
Accessories: 1 1/4 inch circle punch, Circle colluzle, Big Shot scallop circle die, Rich Razzleberry polka dot ribbon, Pretties Kit (half back pearls), Sponges, Dimensionals

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Autumn Splendor

Hello! I'm still hoping for fall to show it's face around here. It's hard to do when the thermometer it still above 90 almost every day. So, I console myself by making fall themed cards! I have to believe that eventually we'll have a little fall weather here.

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Stamp sets: Autumn Splendor, Grateful Greetings
Ink: Really Rust, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Kraft, Really, More Mustard, Elegant Eggplant, Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Big Shot lattice die, Plum and Mustard grosgrain ribbon, Eggplant ric rac, Dimensionals


Monday, August 31, 2009

Take a SIP...

This month co-founder and CEO of Stampin' Up!, Shelli Gardner, challenged us to take a SIP. For those of you who don't know what SIP stands for, it stands for stamps, ink and paper. She wanted us to create with just those three items. For most of us, creating with just those three items is a true challenge. As I thought about this challenge, I was blurfing (blog surfing) in my pajamas and I noticed that I really loved the simplicity of the pattern but that is stood out because of the pattern and the way the colors worked together. With this in mind, I set out to create my own SIP card.

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Stamp sets: Medallion, Thank you Kindly
Ink: Basic Gray, Whisper White Craft, Barely Banana
Paper: Whisper White, Barely Banana, Basic Gray
Accessories: White embossing powder, Stampin' Up! Lots of Tags Sizzlets die, Cutter tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, dimensionals

Note: Mat around tag was cut freehand.

Now, because I can't leave well enough alone. I decided to do a "step it up" card as well. But as you can see below, all I did was just add a little of the Basic Gray taffeta ribbon that I distressed using the heat tool.

I hope you like my creations, I really love the way they turned out!

Friday, August 28, 2009

A Color Challenge

It's Friday and so I posted my weekly color challenge over at Stampin' Addicts. If you haven't joined the message boards over there yet, I highly recommend you do. Besides stamping discussions, there are great challenges and other fun things as well!

Today's challenge came about because I had quite a few scraps of cardstock on my stamp room table following my recent creative burst. I noticed these three colors together and thought I'd give them a whirl. While it's not a combo I'd probably use for a lot of things, I like the way this card turned out.

The colors for this challenge are: Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, and Chocolate Chip. Of course, I also used some shimmery white to stamp my image and words on. (I can't seem to get away from shimmery white these days!)

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Stamp sets: Thoughts & Prayers, All Holidays
Ink: Chocolate Chip Markers: Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie patterns Designer Series Paper, Shimmery White
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Poka Dot ribbon (backside), 1 1/4 inch square punch, Scallop square punch, dimensionals

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Autumn Harvest Halloween

Here's another fun and easy Halloween card! This one uses the set Autumn Harvest. This great set can be used for Halloween, Fall, or Thanksgiving cards and projects.

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Stamp sets: Autumn Harvest, Grateful Greetings
Ink: Basic Black
Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant, Cast-A-Spell Designer Series Paper, Old Olive
Accessories: Old Olive and Elegant Eggplant grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals, Mat pack, paper piercing tools

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Halloween Fun!

Yes, it's over two months away but it's never too early to start planning for Halloween. This card combines one of my favorite Halloween sets Eat, Drink, & Be Scary and a new set Grateful Greetings. It also features the great new Halloween inspired designer series paper Cast-A-Spell.

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Stamp sets: Eat, Drink & Be Scary, Grateful Greetings
Ink: Basic Black Craft, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Cast-A-Spell Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Orchard Ribbon Originals (Elegant Eggplant RicRac), dimensionals, sponges, scallop edge punch

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Are You Ready for FALL??

I don't know about you but I'm so ready for fall to arrive. Of course here, it will probably be November before it comes especially with the heat we've had this year. So, if it won't come to me then I guess it's up to me to make my own fall! I really love this time of year and all the colors that come with it.
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Stamp sets: Autumn Splendor and Grateful Greetings(both available in the holiday Mini beginning September 1st)
Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft, More Mustard, Summer Sun, Really Rust, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Dusty Durango, Glossy White
Accessories: Clear embossing powder, Chocolate Chip grosgrain, Large oval punch, Scallop oval punch, Square scallop Big Shot die, Vintage brads, sponges, dimensionals

Monday, August 24, 2009

A Stamping Marathon!

Hello all! I know I've been MIA for awhile now. Between convention, our short vacation, and then getting back into the swing of life I had a hard time knowing which way was up! BUT, last week I took 2 1/2 days to stamp and stamp and stamp and it was for pleasure. I wasn't stamping to prepare for a class or clubs or because I had to but because I WANTED to and that was a very good thing! I made about 30 cards (2 each of 15 designs) and had so much fun doing it. So for the next week or so, I will be sharing with you some of my favorite cards. Today's card features the stamp set Just Buzzin' By. I loved this set from the first time I saw it and I used it quite a bit when it first came out but I have to admit it had been sitting on the shelf collecting dust. I pulled it off bound and determined to use it again and here's what I came up with.

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Stamp sets: Just Buzzin' By
Paper: Tall Tales Designer Series paper (So Saffron stripe), Chocolate Chip Patterns Designer Series paper (Chocolate Chip dotted), So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Watercolor paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip craft and classic
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Clear Embossing powder, Paper snips, Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, 1 3/4 inch circle punch

I hope you enjoy this card! I had a lot of fun making this one. Check back tomorrow for another new one!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Motivated by Pie!!

Last summer Ron and I visited Capitol Reef National Park and we had the best apple pie that either of us have ever tasted. Mind you, I'm not really a pie person so for me to say that it was really, really good. We shared one after a pretty long hike and had decided we needed a second one for later on or the next day but a tour bus pulled in front of us and they bought every single pie that was left. Needless to say, we've been thinking about that pie for a year! Yesterday we went to Capitol Reef and following a quick stop at the visitor's center, we drove straight to Gifford House and bought FOUR apple pies (they are 2 serving sized). We intended to have one with our lunch following our hike and one for each day left on our vacation. After a pretty strenuous hike, the pie was just as good as we remembered and we were so glad we bought more than one because by the time we got back from our hike, all the apple pies were gone! I have to say, this park is out of the way but I'd go back again for the pie...well that and the beautiful views. Check out the collage below of our hike!