Friday, August 31, 2012

September Blog Hop

Welcome to our September Blog Hop. If you arrived here from Bev G.’s Blog, then you are on the right path. If you are just starting here, simply follow the trail until you have visited all of the blogs in the hop. You will know you reached the end when you wind up back here. This month we have decided to go with the Consultant’s Choice. When you are done viewing my project, I encourage you to hop on over to Carol’s Blog and check out what she has created this month!

For my project this month, I chose to showcase the September Stamp of the Month: Fall Favorites! I colored the cute little scarecrow with our new alcohol-based markers, and I used the Clementine paper pack. The pattern is #25 from the Make it From Your Heart book. Here is my card, and under it you will find a list of all the products I used and their numbers, in case you want to purchase any of them on my website.

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy 1388, Goldrush 1243
Paper Pack: Clementine X7156B
Stamps: Fall Favorites S1209A
Ink: VersaMark Z891
Embossing Powder: Black z670
Markers: Cranberry Z2419, Autumn Terracotta Z2427, Honey Z2415, Olive Z2425, Ponderosa Pine Z2423, Indian Corn Blue Z2422, Chocolate Z2434, Black Z2430

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to become a follower and leave me a comment! Now hop on over to Carol's blog to see her beautiful creation!

Purple sympathy card

I thought the sketch at Retro Sketches was perfect for a sympathy card. I used the colors from Dynamic Duos - monochromatic this week. Also perfect for a sympathy card. So here it is:
I'm also entering this card at For Your Inspiration (I was inspired by the purple sky) and Pink Elephant (sympathy).

Materials used:
Cardstock: Vanilla Cream, Pansy Purple, Petal
Stamps: Flirty WOTG, Words of Comfort
Ink: Pansy Purple, Vanilla Cream
Other: Colonial White Ribbon

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Belated birthday

My Grandpa's birthday was last week and I didn't send him anything. He's a punny guy, so I thought he'd like a card made with my new stamp set, Pun Fun. I used the sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch, and I used the colors from Sentimental Sundays - I also included the faux stitching for their challenge.
I still feel like it needs something... I might put some string on it or some pearls or color in the turtle... some paper piecing might be nice. But I know my grandpa will like it as it is. I should just hurry up and get it mailed, eh? BTW, I do like that it's mailable as it is. :)

Here's the inside of the card:
Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Pacifica, Cranberry, Grey Flannel, Pear
B&Ts: Believe, Elemental, Dotty for You
Stamps: Pun Fun, Card Chatter - Birthday
Ink: Pear
Other: CM Journaling Pen (not CTMH)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Color Dare #13

Hello. Here is my card for Color Dare #13 over at Color My Heart. I am also entering this into CAS-ual Friday's challenge: Banners and Flags.
Pattern: Make It From Your Heart - Pattern 19
Materials used:
Cardstock: Saddle, Cashmere
B&T's: Clementine
Stamps: Trinity and Keepsake Alphas
Ink: Saddle
Other: Hemp

Some cards I made this week

I was so excited about the inspiration photo from Inspired By! I had the perfect texture paper to match that cute pillow! It is from Scholastic and I love it!!!!! I decided to find all the red paper I had and stamp my apple stamp on the back and cut them out. I ended up using paper from: Let's Get Together, Superhero, Believe, Stella, and Roxie! This sketch is from Freshly Made. And I did a back-to-school theme for Simon Says.
Materials used:
Card: White card base
B&Ts: Scholastic, Let's Get Together, Superhero, Believe, Stella, Roxie
Stamps: Classmate Alphabet, Mayberry WOTG stamp set
Ink: Cocoa, Cranberry
Marker: Black
Other: CM journaling pen (for the stitching - not CTMH)
This next card is for CR84FN Color Challenge. Beautiful color scheme this week!!!! The sketch is from Sweet Sketch Wednesdays. I'm also entering this card into the challenge at Craft-a-Scene.
Materials used:
Cardstock: Bamboo, Lagoon, Colonial White
B&Ts: Footloose
Stamps: Perfect Day, Quick Cards - Shell
Ink: Chocolate
Markers: Honey, Desert Sand, Olive, Cranberry
Other: Colonial White Ribbon, Buttons, & Bigger Brads; Spring Blossom Paper Shapes,
The final card is for CASE Study. The challenge is to CASE a player at CASE Study and I chose BeckyTE. She had this beautiful bird card, which the style is very different for me. But I liked it and I chose to color my cardinal with some of the new alcohol-based markers. I chose the colors from Play Date Cafe: black and white with a splash of lime. The sketch is from the Deconstructed Sketch.
Materials used:
Cardstock: Black, Vanilla Cream
B&Ts: Recollections Union Square (not CTMH)
Stamps: You and Yours, Scroll
Ink: Tuxedo Black (not CTMH), Desert Sand
Marker Sets: Sweet Leaf, Olive, Ponderosa Pine
Other: Black Ribbon Assortment, Harvest Charms, Floret  Paper Shapes
Cricut Cartridge: Art Philosophy

Fun Layout

I had a lot of fun making this layout from my daughter's zoo trip. She had a lot of fun at the zoo, but I wasn't able to go with her. So I'm taking her word for it. :)

The colors at ColourQ were perfect, and I made it CAS, based on the inspiration photo from Runway Inspired. I used this sketch from Frosted Designs. BTW, my layout was in the top 3 at Frosted Designs last week!!! Yay! I was so surprised they chose mine!
I made the layout exactly like the sketch, but I rotated it 90 degrees.

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Black, Slate
B&T's: Dotty for You
Stamps: Trinity Alphabet, Classmate Alphabet, It's Your Day
Other: Paradise Paper Flowers, Paradise Baker's Twine, Black Ribbon Assortment, and Sparkles - Black & Grey Assortment

My lips will shout for joy

I like how this card turned out. I found a new sketch challenge that looks like fun. It's called I Spy. I used this week's sketch for this card. I also used the word art from Word Art Wednesday. The colors are from Color Throwdown - I used the B&T's from different paper packs to achieve the look. I used chipboard for the embellishment per the requirements of Frosted Designs. I made it myself, so I'm entering this into the create-your-own embellishment challenge at the Pink Elephant! I did this by coloring chipboard shapes, stacking them on top of each other, adding a flower and finishing it off with a sparkle!

Materials used:
Paper: White cardstock (not CTMH); Stella, Clementine, and Lucy B&T's
Word Art: from Word Art Wednesday
Other: Irresistables chipboard shapes, Paradise flowers, and Sweet Leaf Sparkles

Mondays part 2

Here is another card I made for 2 Monday challenges: Mojo Monday and the Shabby Tea Room. I like how this card turned out because I used white ink on Blush cardstock and I embossed on vellum.
The challenge at the Shabby Tea Room was to be inspired by the colors in the inspiration photo and to use damask and flowers. I used my Dakota woodgrain paper to mimic the table legs in the photo.

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Blush
Paper: Vellum (not CTMH)
Stamps: Two-step Backgrounds, Petite perks
Ink: White Daisy, Slate
Other: Crochet lace, doily, and flowers from my stash (not CTMH)
Cricut Cartridges: Artiste


Here is a card I made for 2 Monday challenges. I combined Merry Monday with Heart 2 Heart. It's an odd combination to combine Christmas with summery colors like Pear, Lagoon, and Sunset, but I did it and I like it, doggone it! :)

Materials used:
Cardstock: Black, White Daisy
B&T's: Dotty for You
Stamps: Pear & Partridge card WOTG
Inks: Pear, Lagoon, Sunset, Black
Other: Black Ribbon Assortment

Friday, August 24, 2012

3 cards for Saturday challenges

I made this card for Dynamic Duos and RetroSketches:

Tomorrow's Saturday, so I thought I should get this card posted, but I think I'm too late. Oh well.

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Black, Bamboo
B&Ts: Silhouette
Stamps: Love you a Latte
Ink: VersaMark, Black
Embossing Powder: Clear Detail
Other: Black Bitty Brads, Colonial White Ribbon

Here's a card for Crazy4Challenges:
Luckily I'm not late on this one yet.

Materials used:
Cardstock: Moonstruck, Sunny yellow, Cotton Candy, Topiary
Stamps: Card Chatter - Sympathy
Inks: Moonstruck
Other: Sparkles - Blue/Green, Red/Pink/Purple, and Brown/Tan assortment

This card is for OurCreativeCorner and Less is More:

Less is More's challenge was tearing. I really like how this card came together with the gold embossing dust sprinkled around it. It looks so pretty in person.

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: You and Yours
Ink: VersaMark
Embossing Powder: Gold
Markers: Cranberry, Honey, Olive
Other: Staples

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Yellow Shabby Chic

I made this card with a cute lemonade image from A Day for Daisies. The challenge was to use yellow and polka-dots. My Dotty for You paper pack did the trick! I used the sketch from the Sweet Stop. This is probably my favorite sketch EVER! I love it so much. I think I will use it over and over!
Materials used:
Paper: Dotty for You; Colonial White and Buttercup cardstock
Stamps: ADFD digital image (not CTMH)
Markers: Buttercup and Olive (retired)
Cricut Cartridge: Art Philosophy
Other: Not CTMH - doilie (Wilton), lace (Walmart), ribbon (stash), paper flowers (Prima), silk flowers (HL), charms & satin flowers (Walmart), pearls (Ms)

I also spray painted the flowers and lace and doilies with some regular white spray paint.

I used my Art Philosophy to make the cute leafy-branch die cuts for this challenge.

This crafting style has me out of my comfort zone, so I hope you like it.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Horsin' around

Here's a card I made for CAS-ual Fridays, the Play Date Cafe, Deconstructed Sketch, and Frosted Designs.

Materials used:
Cardstock: Slate, Honey, White Daisy
Stamps: Footloose WOTG
Inks: Autumn Terracotta, Slate
Other: Baker's Twine - Paradise, Neutral, and Harvest Assortments
Since I took this picture I also added a Slate bitty sparkle to the horsy's eye. It adds just the right touch.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Less is More

Here is a one layer card for a new challenge blog I found called Less is More. I used the colors from Color My Heart.

Materials used:
Paper: White Daisy cardstock
Stamps: A Game, Little Reminder
Ink: Blush, Hollyhock, Olive, Chocolate
Other: Pink sparkles

I love babies!!!

A lady at my church had her baby yesterday! I'm so excited because I crocheted her a blanket back in April. :) I'm so glad I get to finally make a card to go with it. Anyway, I found some challenges today that worked perfectly for my new baby stamp set: New Arrival. I used the sketch from Pals Paper Arts. I was inspired by the photo at Inspired By. And the challenge at CASE Study was to choose a DT member and case one of their projects. Here's my card:
Here is the card I chose from the CASE study Design Team member. I chose Teneale Williams.
Teneale Williams., Stampin' Up!, Tea Shoppe
I really loved the monochromatic yellows and the bow. Here is the picture from Inspired By. I loved the woodgrain in the picture, so I had a chance to use that WONDERFUL new B&T paper from our new kit, Dakota!

I utilized the yellows and blues in this photo. Here is the sketch from Pals Paper Arts:
PPA141 Sketch Challenge

Materials used:
Cardstock: Honey, Crystal Blue, Colonial White
B&Ts: Dakota, Pemberly
Stamps: New Arrival
Ink: Honey, Crystal Blue
Embellishments: Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon, Colonial White Waxy Flax, Bling Buttons, Clear Sparkles
Cricut Cartridges: Art Philosophy

Thank you to everyone over at CASE Study, Pals Paper Arts, and Inspired By for you inspirations. I couldn't do it without YOU!!!!!