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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Indigo Flowers

I'm not usually partial to sketch challenges, but this one really appealed to me. I found this challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More!. After you're done here, check out their sight to see some great samples.
Supplies: Stamps - Field Flowers, Perfectly Preserved; Ink - Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party; Paper - Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White; Ribbon - Lucky Limeade Ruffled; Framelits - Bitty Banners, Cannery Set; Jewels - Pearls (colored with Island Indigo; Embossing Folder - Fancy Fan

Monday, November 26, 2012

Stippled Blossom Birthday

I purchased the Stippled Blossoms stamp set at least a month ago and finally pulled it off the shelf to play with. I am very pleased with the outcome. This is a beautiful stamp set and am now kicking myself for waiting so long to utilize it.
Supplies: Stamps - Elementary Elegance (ret.), Stippled Blossoms; Paper - Island Indigo, Whisper White; Ink - Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party; Punch - Curly Label; Ribbon - Lucky Limeade Ruffled

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Christmas Lodge

I made this card last year for Christmas. However, since I didn't have my blog last year, I decided to share now. I'll be gone for a few days for Thanksgiving and felt a need to create one more post.
The stamp set is from Christmas Lodge. I know I got this design from someone else, but I no longer have her information.

Wishing everyone a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Hanging Ornaments

Who knew making a black and white card with a cut-out would be such a challenge for me. However, that's the challenge posted at Black Tie Friday's. Of course, that's the purpose of challenges; getting myself to try new ideas.
Supplies: Stamps - More Merry Messages; Paper - Basic Black, Silver Glimmer, Whisper White, Mocha Morning DSP (ret.); Ink - Whisper White; Punches - Ornament, Snowflake (ret.); Framelits - Holiday Ornaments; Ribbon - Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin; Jewels - Rhinestone

Saturday, November 17, 2012


I'm having more fun playing challenges. This week, I'm combining two challenges. One is from Dynamic Duos and the other, a brand new challenge blog, Addicted to CAS. In addition to combining the two challenges, I made the card for a friend whose birthday is this week.
Supplies: Stamp - Elementary Elegance (ret.); Paper - Basic Black, Marina Mist and Whisper White; Ink - Marina Mist; Embossing Folder - Northern Flurry; Punch - Curly Label; Ribbon - Whisper White Organza; Jewels - Rhinestones; Embossing Powder - Iridescent Ice

Friday, November 16, 2012

Country Pines

I needed to make a couple of "masculine" cards for November birthdays. I decided I wanted to use the truck from the Countryside stamp set. Of course, the Lovely As A Tree stamp set works really well with the truck. Then, I went searching for inspiration. Fortunately, I found Lisa Hensley's "Countryside 3 copy" card posted on the Stampin' Up! demonstrator site. I did a little masking with the truck and the pine tree in front, to give it a little depth.

This is one of the two cards I created (the second is almost identical):
Supplies: Stamps: Countryside and Lovely As A Tree; Paper: Early Espresso Core'dinations card stock and Orchard Harvest DSP; Ink: Always Avocado , Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, and River Rock; Watercolor Wonder - Pacific Point and Real Red; Ribbon - Crumb Cake Taffeta; Embossing Folder - Woodgrain; Embossing Powder - Clear

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Warmest Birthday Wishes

As I previously posted, I am following the color challenge going on at The Paper Players. I've utilized their color selection to make my cards this week. Although I'm using the same colors for each card, that is the only common thread.

This is my third card:
Supplies: Stamps - Blooming With Kindness; Ink - Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard; Paper - Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, and First Edition dsp.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Serene Shadows

As I posted yesterday, I've decided to follow the color challenge going on over at The Paper Players. I'm utilizing their color selection to make my cards this week. Although I'm using the same colors for each card, that is the only common thread.

This is my second card:

Supplies: Stamps - Serene Silhouettes; Ink - Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard, Old Olive; Paper - Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard, Old Olive, Very Vanilla; Punch - Ribbon Border; Jewels - Pearls

Monday, November 12, 2012

For You

There's a color challenge going on over at The Paper Players. I've decided to utilize their color selection to make my cards this week. Although I'm using the same colors for each card, that is the only common thread.

This is the first for the week:
Supplies: Stamps - Everything Eleanor, Layered Labels; Ink - Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard, Old Olive; Paper - Old Olive, Whisper White; Framelits - Apothecary Accents; Embossing Powder - Clear.

Friday, November 9, 2012


I admit it, I have fallen in love with this layout. I am in the process of making a batch of cards and this layout allows me to play with stamps and colors and still allows the cards to work together. Here are just a couple that I've made so far.

Supplies: Stamp - Serene Silhouettes; Paper - Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry (bottom), Whisper White, and International Bazaar DSP; Ink - Pacific Point; Ribbon -  Pacific Point Grosgrain Stitched and Lucky Limeade Ruffle (top); Embossing Folder - Fancy Fan

Kris McIntosh give a great tutorial on how to create these, and can be found at Stamping with Kris.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Triple Christmas Treat

I already posted the Candy Cane card, but wanted to show all three of the cards I made over the weekend. This was a really easy card to stamp and cut out in advance. I had a great weekend with friends and family, and was able to get lots of Christmas cards completed.
Information to make this card can be found at Stamping with Kris.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Candy Canes!

I found a card similar to this one (very minimal changes) on Pinterest. So many great ideas there. I knew immediately, this would be a simple card to make, and easily make a beautiful batch of cards I would be proud to send to friends and family. The sample I saw was made by Kris McIntosh and can be found at Stamping with Kris.

I'm going to my sister's this weekend for crafting, so I've cut all the parts and pieces, so have everything ready to go. As long as I don't run out of adhesive, I should be okay.
Supplies: Stamps - Scentsational Season; Paper - Basic Gray, Whisper White, and Polka Dot Parade DSP; Ink - Real Red; Ribbon - Basic Grey Grosgrain Stitched; Framelits - Holiday Collection
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