Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Girl SBSC162 Sketch Challenge

I am so glad I started to play with the sketch challenges on Splitcoast Stampers. I am starting to get so much done! Here is my page for Scrapbook Sketch Challenge 162. This is from our trip to Baughman's Farm this fall in Lakeville, NY. We had a great time. Amber loved playing on the playground equipment. I love that happy girl smile!

Stamps: Love and Happiness Rub Ons, Just Journaling SU (retired)
Paper: Rose Red SU, Certainly Celery SU, Close to Coco SU, Pretty in Pink SU
Ink: Certainly Celery SU, Close to Coco Marker
Accessories: Love and Happiness Rub Ons SU Slit Punch, Cozzule

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Crazy Color Christmas

This card I made for Splitcoast Stampers Color Challenge 190. I wasn't sure about the colors, Pixie Pink, Pumpkin Pie, and Old Olive. Although I think the colors are growing on me. Just not sure it is fitting for Christmas, but its that time of year and I have alot of Christmas cards to make. My husband said to send this one to my old aunts. What do you think?

Stamps: Season of Joy SU
Paper: Pixie Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Ink: Pumkin Pie, Pixie Pink, Old Olive Marker
Accessories: Rhinestone Brad

Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge 200!

I loved the sketch challenge this week. My first attempt didn't satsify me so I tried it again. What do you think?

Here is my first attempt. I just feel that I am missing something here.

Stamps: Deer Friends, Little Holiday Wishes (retired)
Paper: Glorious Green , Real Red
Ink: Glorious Green , Real Red
Accessories: Circle and Scallop Punches

This one I am much happier with. Maybe because I love this Winter Bright Simply Scappin Kit. I wish they didn't have to retire it :(

Stamps: Season of Joy SU
Paper: Wild Wasabi SU (retired), Bashful Blue SU, White SU, Simply Scrappin Winter Bright Kit ~retired :(
Ink: Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Organdy Ribbon, Silver Cord, Rhinestone Stickers (Michaels) Scallop Punch, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 circle punches

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Faux Metal Stamping Attempt

This is my first attempt at Faux Metal Stamping. This version I used Brushed Silver Cardstock and Silver Embossing Powder. The look of the silver metal tag is subtle but adds a elegant look to the card.

Stamps: Deer Friends
Paper: Real Red SU, Not Quite Navy SU, Hostess Patterns Pack SU, Brushed Silver SU
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Silver embossing powder, Scallop punch, 1 3/8 and 1 1/4 circle punches
Techniques: Faux Metal

An Artichoke Christmas

Slowly getting Christmas cards done. For this one I used my new Hostess Pattern Pack Designer Series Paper in Artichoke. I am loving the Artichoke color with Real Red. I think it goes great together. I used the mat pack to pierce the Mellow Moss background around the border. I am a big fan of the Mat Pack for it's low price and versatility!

I used the Yoyo Yellow Marker and Close to Coco Marker directly on the Tree stamp to color the star and truck. For the snowflake circle, I stamped off the Artichoke once before making my finally image. I colored the 'Deck the Halls' with the red marker on the greeting stamp to stamp onto the snowflake.

Stamps: Season of Joy SU
Paper: Always Artichoke SU, Mellow Moss SU, Real Red SU, Whisper White, Hostess Patterns Pack DSP
Ink: Always Artichoke SU, Real Red Marker SU, Yo-Yo Yellow Marker SU Close to Coco Marker SU
Accessories: 1 3/8 circle punch, 1 1/4 circle punch, Mat Pack
Techniques: Paper Piercing

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pink Season of Joy SC199

I love the sketch challenge this week. It is a perfect simple layout! Keeping with the PINK theme of the month for Breast Cancer Awareness I used Pretty in Pink, Baroque Burgunday and Chocolate Chip. I am really liking this color combo, and it fits great with this Christmas card.

Stamps: Season of Joy SU, Itty Bitty Backgrounds SU
Paper: Baroque Burgundy SU, Pretty in Pink SU, Chocolate Chip SU
Ink: Pretty in Pink SU, Craft White, Baroque Burgundy SU and marker
Difficulty (1-Easy 5-Advanced): 1 Easy

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

October Breast Cancer Month Pink Just Because Card

This is a card for a woman in my MOMS club who was diagnosed with breast cancer while pregnant with her second child. She is still is receiving treatment after 3 years.

I attempted a version this weeks technique challenge TLC191, I however used Luminere and Pretty in Pink refill mixed to color the flower. It is hard to see the shimmer in the photo, but the luminere does make a beautiful addition to the card.

Also this card is for Splitcoast Stampers Card Sketch Challenge 116.

Stamps: Friendship Blooms SU (retired)
Paper: Rose Red SU, Pretty in Pink SU
Ink: Rose Red SU, Pretty in Pink Refill SU
Accessories: Lumiere, Love & Happiness Rub-ons SU

Monday, October 20, 2008

Fall Fun Scrapbook Challenge SBSC161

I am so excited I finally made a scrapbook page today. I loved the Splitcoast Stampers Scrapbook Sketch Challenge SBSC161 this week. I couldn't pass it up. This is my daughter Morgan at Baughman's Tree Farm. It was a fun day with pumpkin picking, a corn maze and a great playground that the kids loved. Morgan loved swing on the bars!

Stamps: Alphadots SU (retired), Alphadot Numbers SU (retired)
Paper: Only Orange SU, Creamy Carmel SU, DCWV Brown Funky Flowers
Ink: Chocolate Chip SU
Accessories: Circle Hole Punch, Cozzule

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Holiday Coaster Frame

This is one of my Holiday Stamp Camp projects that I did with my customers. The coaster uses Season of Joy one of my favorite Christmas sets. The red strip I pierced using the Stampin' Up Mat Pack, it gives the strip a nice textured look which is hard to see in the picture. The JoY was inked using the Versamarker and then embossed with white embossing powder. I using the Versamark pad for the snwflake stamp and cut it out with the 1 1/4" circle punch and mounted it on the scallop circle punch with a Stampin' Dimensional. Holes in the coaster was punch with the Crop-a-Dile which is great for punching chipboard. I love the way it turned out!

Stamp Sets used: Season of Joy SU (110384 $26.95)

Paper: Night of Navy SU, Real Red SU, Whisper White SU, Summer Picnic DSP SU (111355 $9.95)

  • VersaMark Pad (102283 $7.50))
  • VersaMarker (100901 $3.25)

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  • Scallop Punch (109043 $15.95)
  • 1-1/4" Circle Punch (104403 $15.95))
  • Crop-A-Dile (108362 @29.95))
  • Light Blue Gingham Ribbon (104829 $7.50))
  • Mat Pack (105826 $9.95))
  • White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132 $4.75)
  • Monday, October 6, 2008

    Stampin Up Mini Holiday Catalog Available NOW

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    Sunday, October 5, 2008

    Holiday Stamp Camp Saturday Oct. 11th

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    Friday, October 3, 2008

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    Thursday, October 2, 2008

    A Halloween Frog

    Whoo Hoo! I completed my second card sketch challenge! This card I made for Splitcoaster Stampers Card Sketch 196. I chose this stamp set from Stampin' Up Haunting Halloween since October is here! Man how time flies.

    I added light sponging around all of the background papers with black ink to give a little spooky halloween feel. And of course some black eyelets for a little something extra. I love that cute little frog!

    Stamp Sets used: Haunting Halloween SU
    Paper: Lovely Lilac SU, Basic Black SU, Mellow Moss SU, Whisper White SU
    INK: Basic Black SU, Basic Black Marker SU
    Accessories: Blender Pens, Stampin Pastels, Eyelets, Crop-a-dile