Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Keep your balls clean....

I have a friend who has a friend who is going to have heart surgery.  I was wanting to make a serious card, but he wanted a funny card to give.  So since they are golf buddies....this is what I came up with for him.  I added Crystal Accent to the glasses.  I made it into an easel card.  I just found out that the surgery was last week so I'm running a little late in getting this card done.....

Patterned Paper:  Echo Park
Cardstock:  Bazzil:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Gus Golf
Button:  Stash
Bling:  Mark Richards
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Washi Tape: Recollections
Crystal Accent

Challenges
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch 214
Catch the Bug - Late for Something
Inky Impressions - Ch. 177 Primary Colors
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 54 Outdoors

With Sympathy

One of my husband's friends had his mother pass away and I made this card for him.  I used a Spellbinder die cut with butterflies and a butterfly punch.  I put white chalk over the embossing to try to make it stand out more.


Patterned Paper:  Crate
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Embossing Folder: Darice
Chalk:  Color Box - Alabastor
Spellbinder:  Butterfly Circle:  Leaves
Flower:  Prima
Bling:  Recollections
Jute:  May Arts
Butterfly Punch:  Martha Stewart

Challenges
Mojo - Sketch 363
Colour Q - ch. 259
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 213 Butterflies & bows
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 105 Use a punch
QKR - Ch. 104 Things with wings


Leaves are falling

I love the colors of fall....I just hate raking it.  For this card I used an image from Mo Manning and a sentiment from TLC.  The papers are from Bo Bunny which I had in my stash.  Each leaf I colored a different Copic color.



Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Mo Manning - Valerie in Autumn
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - (see above for direct link)
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Spellbinders:  Leaf Square; Label Twenty Three
Leaf:  Recollection

Challenges
Sketch n Stash - Ch. 147
Mo Manning - Ch. 237 Fall/Autumn with a Mo image
Craft your passions - Ch. 231 It's Harvest Time
Melonheadz - Autumn Colors
Love to Create - Ch. 133 Add some lines
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 105 Use a punch
Papertake Weekly - Punch it out

Friday, September 5, 2014

Vintage Lantern

Next week will be my Dad's birthday and he collects vintage lanterns.  Tim Holtz has a die cut just for that so I couldn't pass that up.  I cut it out and then embossed it in Tim Holtz embossing powder.  I put Crystal Accent on the light portion.  The leaf patterned paper is from TLC.  It is funny, but my Dad appreciates the cards I make and is always interested in my techniques.

Patterned Paper:  TLC -Acorns Announcing Thanksgiving Papers 2, Bearly Mine
Cardstock:  Bazzil
DieCut:  Tim Holtz
Spellbinder:  Small Circle
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories
Ribbon:  Michael's
Embossing Powder:  Tim Holtz - Walnut Stain
Crystal Accent

Challenges
Mojo - Ch. 361
Melonheadz - 2 or more dies
Sweet stamps - Ch. 185 Embossing

Friday, August 29, 2014

Princess a Very Happy Birthday to You

My daughter's birthday will be in September so I figured I better get making the card.  I usually refer to her as my princess so I made this card using Mo's image.  She thinks she will be sooooo old at 22, boy does she have a thing coming.  I used this reasonable sentiment from TLC.  I had only a little of this gorgeous lace left.  I had to put on these wonderful roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Mo Manning - the Damsel
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
lace:  Wrights
flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
bling:  Paper Studio
Spellbinder:  Grand Circle; Label #4
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Challenges
Sketch n Stash - Challenge 145
Dream Valley - Ch. 89 Flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 335 Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Ch. 174 Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - PWC325 Birthdays
Creative Corner - Anything Goes

Advice from the season Autumn

I just love the fall season with the vibrant colors.  The sentiment for this card is from TLC.  The card is CAS.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollectioins
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinders:  Leaves; Tear drop Circle

Challenges
Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge - Ch. 233
Eureka - Ch. 104 CAS
The Squirrel and the Fox - Ch. 76 Spring or Autumn
Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 79 Use your dies and punches
Ribbon:  Michael's

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Pig and Pumpkins harvest of memories

Fall is my favorite season because I love the change of color.  I love to see the leave change color; however, I do not like to rake the leaves once they fall.  The vibrant colors of oranges, golds, reds, browns are just a splendor and here in Wisconsin where we have so many trees it is wonderful.  I love the crisp cool mornings and evenings yet the warm days.  We can still do so many outdoor activities so it is a great time of year.  For my card, I used the stamp of the month From the Heart Pumpkin Pig Wit.  The sentiment is from a wonderful set from TLC and the patterned paper is also from TLC. 

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create - Pumpkin Pie Paper
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dination; Recollection
Stamp:  From the Heart (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Flowers:  Prima
Brads:  Paper Studio
Pearls:  Recollectioins
Spellbinders:  Small Circle, Small scalloped circle

Challenges
From the Heart - August Stamp of the Month
From the Heart - Sketch 77
As You Like It - Ch. 35 Favorite Season and why
CRAFT - Ch. 274 Animal/PET
Crafty Sentiments - Animal Crazy
The Squirrel and the Fox - Ch. 76 Autumn or Spring
Crazy for Challenges - C4C250 Animals no bears or bunnies