Saturday, October 29, 2011

Thank U with Gel-a-tins Stamps

I was so excited to get my new Gel-a-tins Stamps in today. I am on their design team and my term starts in November!! I used a set called You Spin Me Round and the Thank U is from a set called Many Thanks. I love circles and this set has tons of different types and sizes of circles that are so much fun to layer. The possibilities are endless. Here's a pic of the different stamps I used. 

I'm entering this card into The Play Date Cafe color challenge and the CAS-ual Fridays sketch challenge. Thanks for taking a look!!

Here's my card. 

1. Card stock - Marina Mist, Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up)
2. Decorative Paper - Camden - Columbia (7 Gypsies)
3. Stamps - You Spin Me Round, Many Thanks (Gel-a-tins)
4. Ink - Marina Mist (Stampin' Up)
5. Ribbon - Marina Mist (Stampin' Up)
6. Punches - Circles (Marvy, Stampin' Up)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Lawnscaping Paper Piecing Challenge

I made this card for the current Lawnscaping Challenge #20 - Paper Piecing. I used the Critters in the Burbs and Bon Voyage stamp sets by Lawn Fawn. The background paper is Sweet Thread by Basic Grey. Thanks for taking a look!

Here's my card. 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Purple Butterflies

I've been wanting to use this butterfly stamp from Impression Obsession for a while now and I thought this week it would be perfect. I'm entering this card into the Impression Obsession Purple Challenge, CAS-ual Fridays Just Add Color Challenge and Wee Memories Anything Goes Challenge. For this card I just picked out 3 Copics and started coloring. Thanks for taking a look!

Here's my card. 
1. Card stock - Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant (Stampin Up)
2. Stamp - Butterflies F8123 (Impression Obsession)
3. Markers - Mallow, Wisteria, Amethyst (Copic)
4. Ink - Black (Memento)
5. Die - square with scallops (Nestabilities)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Happy Bday Day Dad & Some Way Too Long Updates

Hi everybody! I've been so busy, I haven't made a card since my button wreath Monday morning. I actually woke up in the middle of the night, checked my I-phone to see what the new Cupcake Craft Challenge was and thought of that wreath all night and had to make it as soon as I woke up. That's the only time I've had this week to make anything!!

When I got home today, I had an hour before my parents picked me up to go to dinner for my dad's birthday. So, I quickly made him a birthday card and here it is. 

1. Card stock - Gray (Studio Calico)
2. Decorative Paper - Destination (Studio Calico)
3. Fab Rip (Studio Calico)
4. Sticker - No 1 (Amy Tangerine-remarks)
5. Letters - Natural Chipboard (American Crafts)

So, why have a I been so busy? Well, the manager at my local Michaels asked me if I would be interested in teaching card classes there and I said yes. So, this week I've been in training to become an official Michaels employee. Even though I'm just teaching some 2 hour classes, I still have to do training like a full-time employee so it's taken a lot of time. I'm going to observe some classes Saturday and then I get to start creating and teaching my own classes. I can decide on the topic and supply lists and I'm very excited to plan my first classes. I have so many ideas floating around in my head and I can't wait to get some time to put them on paper and get organized. 

Now for some more news. On Monday I received an e-mail from the managing editor of a popular card magazine asking me if I would be interested in making a set of 6-9 cards, tags, etc... for an article. I was very flattered and I said yes. But, of course this means coming up with some ideas and implementing them and the deadline is November 15. So I have another set of ideas in my mind that I need to get on paper and eventually on some cards, tags, altered items etc... More later on this. 

And in the middle of all these fun things, my first creations for the Gel-a-tins design team will be due in November and I've really been putting some ideas aside that I can use with my new Gel-a-tin stamps. They are so awesome and I can't wait to get to use them. Now, if I can just manufacture some time, I'll be good!!

Finally, last Sunday I went to the fair with my friends and their son Reece who is basically my adopted child. I'm including a photo of me with Reece on a tractor (he loves tractors) and a picture of me with the big red dog I won for him at the water gun game!! It was a really fun day and he's almost 3 and the perfect age to enjoy all the rides, animals and fun at the fair. 

Sorry this post was so long. My regulars know I rarely venture outside my card recipes. 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Buttons & Bows

I made this card for the current Cupcake Crafts Challenge - Buttons & Bows. The buttons are from Stampin Up and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. Thanks for taking a look!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Trick or Treaters

I made another Halloween card. This one is for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #132 and the Wee Memories Challenge #72 - Holiday Madness. I was definitely inspired by the cupcake colors. All the stamps are from the Penny Black Mimi Halloween set and the papers are from DCWV Midnight Spell Matstack. Thanks for taking a look!

Here's my card. 

1. Card stock - black, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight (Stampin Up)
2. Stamps - Mimi Halloween (Penny Black)
3. Ink - Black (Memento)
4. Markers - assorted colors (Copic)
5. Decorative Paper - Midnight Spell Matstack (DCWV)
6. Punch - circle (Stampin Up), fence (Martha Stewart)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge #103

I made this card for the current Play Date Cafe Challenge #103. This week's colors are Rust, Storm and Deep Sea. The stamps are all from Stampin Up Spooky Bingo Bits, Out on a Limb and All Holidays. I thought the Pumpkins would go nice next to a door so I cut out the door and started from there. It didn't turn out exactly the way I thought it would, but I still think it's kind of cute. Thanks for taking a look!!

 Here's my card. 

1. Card stock - Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Basic Gray, Pool (Stampin Up)
2. Ink - Black (Stampin Up)
3. Stamps - Out on a Limb, Spooky Bingo Bits, All Holidays (Stampin Up)
4. Brads (Stampin Up)

5. Twine (The Twinery)

CAS-ual Fridays Halloween Card

I made this card for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #24 to create a Halloween card with no orange. The witch is from a Stampin Up set called Out on a Limb, the broom is from a Lawn Fawn set called Making Frosy Friends and the sentiment is from Impression Obsession. Thanks for taking a look!

Here's my card.

1. Card stock - Lucky Limeade, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White (Stampin Up)
2. Ink - black (Memento)
3. Markers - assorted colors (Copic)
4. Twine - The Twinery
5. Stamps - Sentiment (Impression Obsession), Broom - Making Frosty Friends (Lawn Fawn), Witch - Out On A Limb (Stampin Up)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Punchy Halloween Card

I decided to get punchy with this Halloween card. I used the Stampin' Up Owl punch for the Owl and Ghost, the Stampin' Up Bird Punch for the tree limb, the Stampin' Up Word Window and Modern Label punches for the sentiment and the Martha Stewart Gate punch for the black gate. I made this card for the Cupcake Inspirations and Cupcake Craft Challenges this week. Thanks for taking a look!!

Here's my card.

1. Card stock - Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Black, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede (Stampin Up)
2. Stamp - Teeny Tiny Wishes (Stampin Up)
3. Ink - Basic Black (Stampin Up)
4. Decorative Paper (K & Company)
5. Embossing Folder (Stampin Up)
6. Punches - Owl, Bird, Word Window, Modern Label (Stampin Up) Gate (Martha Stewart)
7. Die - circle (Sizzix)

Sunday, October 9, 2011


I made this card for this month's Hero Arts Sketch Challenge. I used snowflakes from the following sets: Magic of Christmas, Snowman Christmas, and Christmas Reindeer. I embossed the snowflakes and used my circle punches. Thanks for taking a look!

1. Card stock - Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White (Stampin Up)
2. Decorative Paper - Tempting Turquoise (Stampin Up)
3. Stamp Sets - Christmas Reindeer, Snowman Christmas, Magic of Christmas (Hero Arts)
4. Twine - Soiree (Pink Paislee)
5. Punches - 1 inch & 1.25 inch circles (Stampin Up)
6. Corner Rounder - Corner Chomper (We-R-Memory Keepers)
7. Embossing Powder - white (PTI)

Happy Haunting!

I made this card for several challenges this week. My time has been a little limited lately so I'm trying to do as much as I can in the time that I have. It's really busy time of year. This card uses the Play Date Cafe Challenge #102 colors, I made it dimensional and used Lawn Fawn stamps for the Lawnscapings Challenge #19 and the theme is Halloween for the Wee Memories Challenge #71.

Here's my card. 

1. Card stock - Black, Pink, White (Stampin Up)
2. Stamp - Happy Haunting (Lawn Fawn)
3. Ink - Black (Memento) Black (Staz On) Markers (Copic)
4. Decorative Paper - The Midnight Spell Matstack (DCWV), Vellum (PTI)
5. Die - Hexagons (Sizzix) Banner (PTI)
6. Foam tape (Stampin Up)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Card Maker Magazine & WCMD Winner

Hi everybody. I just wanted to share with you that I have a card in the current November issue of Card Maker Magazine. It's in the Thanksgiving Color Challenge section on p. 37.  If you get this great magazine - check it out!

And i wanted to announce the winner of my WCMD Curly Label Punch Giveaway. And the Lucky winner is Rachel W K. Rachel - please send me your mailing address and I'll get it in the mail ASAP!!!

I'm off to work - have a great day!!


Monday, October 3, 2011

Black & White Christmas

I made this card for the current Cupcake Craft Challenge - Black & White Christmas and the Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes.. At first I was stumped, then I remembered this Christmas stamp set I have from Artistic Outpost and this new Hero Arts Background stamp. I thought they would make a great black & white Christmas card and I really like how it turned out. Thanks for taking a look!

1. Cardstock - Whisper White, Basic Black (Stampin Up)
2. Stamps - Collage Music Background (Hero Arts), Frosty & Friends (Artistic Outpost)
3. Ink - Black (Stampin Up)
4. Die - Sizzix
5. Punch - Dotted Scallop Ribbon (Stampin Up)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

It's Fun O'Clock!!

I made this card for the current Play Date Cafe and CAS-ual Fridays Challenges. I used the Paper Smooches Stamp set called Perpetual Bliss. It took me awhile to figure out something to do with the colors, but I finally came up with this and I couldn't resist adding a couple ribbon loops since I had ribbon that matched. Thanks for taking a look!!


Here's my card. 

1. Card Stock - Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray, Soft Suede (Stampin Up)
2. Stamp - Perpetual Bliss (Paper Smooches)
3. Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray, Soft Suede (Stampin Up)
4. Ribbon - Scalloped Polka Dot Cherry Cobbler (Stampin Up)

It's All About the Candy Corn

Scroll down for the WCMD Post & GIVEAWAY - You have until Monday Midnight EST to comment to win!!

This card basically describes my philosophy of life. I made it using my Copics and a CAS style for this weeks WEE Memories challenge. Thanks for taking a look!

Here's my card.

1. Card stock - Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie (Stampin Up)
2. Decoratie Paper - The Midnight Spell Matstack (DCWV)
3. Stamps - Hauntingly Sweet (Unity Stamp Company), Candy Corn (A Muse Studio)
4. Ink - Black (Memento) 
5. Markers - Chrome Orange, Lemon Yellow (Copic)
6. Paper Snips (Martha Stewart)

Witchy Mimi Halloween

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I made this card with my first ever Penny Black stamp set called Mimi's Halloween. I saw it at the crop Friday night and just had to get it. I have issues with will power and stamps!! I just knew I could make some really cute Halloween cards with these images and here's my first one. I colored them with Copics and sponged the background with Tim Holtz distress inks and the houses are a Tim Holtz die. Thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Hero Arts Flickr Group Saturday 90 Min Scramble - Make a Tag

~Scroll down for the World Card Making Day Blog Post & GIVEAWAY~

I made this Christmas Tag for today's Saturday 90 Minute Scramble with the Hero Arts Flickr Group.  I used a new Hero Arts Stamp set called Magic of the Season and colored with Copics. It's just a simple tag, but I really love the images and think it's really cute. Thanks for taking a look!!

1. Tag - The Paper Studio
2. Markers - Copic
3. Stamp Set - Magic of Christmas (Hero Arts)
4. Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento)
5. Ribbon - Stampin Up
6. Twine - White (Stampin Up)

World Card Making Day Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY!

Happy World Card Making Day everybody!! To celebrate, last night I went to my local stamping store called The Stamping Place for a crop. We also had a surprise birthday party for my friend TK so it was a great night! I posted a picture below. While I was there I worked up this card for my blog today. I really wanted to work with my hexagons and fabrips so that's what I took to the crop with my decorative papers and I wanted to say HI to all the nice people who are stopping by on the WCMD Blog Tour today. 

In honor of WCMD and to celebrate the fact I made my first design team this week (see post below) I'm also offering up a small gift - the super Curly Label Punch by Stampin' Up. To win just become a follower of my blog and leave a comment (if you are a follower - just leave a comment) by Midnight EST, Monday, October 3. Thanks for taking a look!!

Stampin' Up Curly Label Punch Giveaway

Me & the girls at The Stamping Place WCMD Crop

Here's my card.

To check out more stops on the blog tour click here and have a great day!!