Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Blessed are those....

Imagine That Digistamp came out with some gorgeous new Woodland Papers of which I used three of them for this card.  I also used Sweet Pastels to get the cloud paper.  The Acorn Bunny was a freebie on the Facebook page.  My sentiment is from TLC which is so appropriate for this card.  I added an extra branch from a die cut from Quic Kuts and made grass from a punch.






Patterned Paper:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct links)
Cardstock:  Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That Digistamp - Acorn Bunny
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Blessed are those
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Branch die:  Quic Kuts
Distress Tool - Tim Holtz
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart

Challenges
CHNC Patterned - September
Cardz 4 Guyz - Ch. 139 Fall Colors
Melonheadz - Autumn
A snowflake promise - Ch. 29 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes

Make your mind a parachute

I always like the saying, "When pigs fly", and here is a spin of that.  Gerda Steiner has this pig with a parachute as this months stamp.  I added Glossy Accents to the goggles.  I used a sentiment from TLC.  I made this as a simple card with no embellishments so I can easily mail it and not pay extra postage which is rare for me.



Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - See Jane Play
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Gerda Steiner - 511 Parachute Pig
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Make your mind a parachute
Spellbinder:  Small and Large Petite Ovals
Glossy Accents

Challenges
Gerda Steiner - September 
CHNC Patterned - September
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 129 Anything Goes
Craft your Passion - Ch. 331 Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Things that Fly


Monday, September 26, 2016

Pumpkin Spice and everything nice

Today our temperature dropped, it was a sunny day, but it was windy and cool with the high around 62 degrees.  So it was a brisk fall day.  That is when I like to snug in with something warm.  Like to cuddle my cats and sip on some Pumpkin Spice Latte.  I really was thinking about it today, but was too tired to go get some.  I did color it instead.  I used a digital stamp that came from Verve and a sentiment from TLC.  Maybe tomorrow I will sneak out for a cup.



Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - A Whole Latte Love
Cardstock: Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Verve - Latte Love
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Pumpkin Spice and everything nice
Brads:  EK Success
Dies:  Die-Namics - Mini Fancy Doilies
Spellbinder:  Small and Large Circle; Postage Label
Ink:  Distress - Mustard
Distress Tool
Pop Dots

Challenges
Viva la Verve - September Sketch 2
CHNC Patterned - September
CRAFT - Ch. 382 Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving
Creative Corner - Autumn
Brown Sugar - Ch. 217 Anything Goes
4CC - Ch. 317 Colors of Fall

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Pterodactyl Happy Birthday

I have a bunch of images colored, but they are for some new releases that will be coming out soon at Imagine That Digistamp that are super adorable.  Today, I made a card for all the birthdays that I have coming up, using a pre-colored image called Pterodactyl Banner.  I just love the soft pastel colors, and combined it with these metallic papers from SEI.




Patterned Paper:  SEI
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Branching Out
Ribbon:  Michael's
Flowers:  Prima & Recollection

Challenges
Seize the Birthday - Soft and Simple
Crazy for Challenges - C4C355 Birthday
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 207 Happy Birthday
Cupcake Inspirations - Ch. 377 Party Time
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 444 Party Time
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 31 Anything but Square
Incy Wincy - Things that Fly




Monday, September 19, 2016

Sprinkle each day with kindness

Tomorrow is my daughter's 24th birthday, and I am driving 120 miles in the EARLY am so I can spend the whole day with her in her 4th grade classroom.  I have not spent the whole day with 9 and 10 year olds since I volunteered once in her classroom so this should be interesting.  She enjoys working with children whereas I work with the elderly so we are different spectrums.  I have a bunch of party stuff to take to the classroom for my princess since she has ALWAYS been one.  The poor boys of this classroom will have to bear with me, but I did get some black horns and blowers so it isn't all pink.  I was going to drive tonight, but it is raining and I don't want to drive in that so I will just get up early then I won't have to pack so much.

For my card, I used the newest Verve stamp set and made a shaker card out of the flower.  I gold embossed the sentiment.  I dry embossed a brick looking background.  I also used the paper and sequins pack that came with the stamp set.



Patterned Paper:  Verve (freebie); Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp & Sentiment:  Verve -  Kindness Matters
Dies:  Verve -  Great Kindness Die Set
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Sequins:  Verve
Ink:  Versa Mark
Embossing Powder:  Stamp Craft - Gold
Acetate Sheet
Gems:  Paper Studio

Challenges
Viva la Verve - September Sketch 1 

Sparkle N Sprinkle - September
Craft Your Passion - Ch. 330 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 128 Anything Goes
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 206 Anything Goes

1959 A very good year

Today is my boyfriend's birthday.  So I made this card for him using the Lili of the Valley image and a sentiment from TLC.  I tease him that he is vintage so I made a card that looks like it, hehe.  He actually likes purple so that is why I actually colored it the way I did, and that was one of the first things he commented about when he saw it.




Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Lili of the Valley - Secretly Yours
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - 1959 A very good year
Twine:  Natural Fibers
Bling:  Paper Studio
Button:  My Favorite Things
Circle Punch:  EK Success

Challenges
CHNC Patterned - September
OSAAT - Ch. 271 A special day
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 206 Anything Goes
Come & Get It - Lots of layers
Cute Card Thursday - Ch.443 Vintage
Crafty Ribbons - Ch. 167 Birthday

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Party Dog - it's all about the cake

In September I have a lot of birthdays so here is a quick card that I made.  It is using the Shar-Pei Party set, and the sentiment is from TLC.  I made this card as a sample for the 1,2,3 Recipe Challenge since it has 1 image, 2 patterned papers and 3 buttons so you can see the challenge at this link.






Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections; Paper Studio
Stamp:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Birthdays, it's all about the cake
Dies:  Sizzix
Buttons:  stash
Twine:  Natural Fibers

Challenges
OSAAT - Ch. 271 A Special Day
Brown Sugar - Ch. 216 Balloons
Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 157 Use buttons
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 74 Boys, Men, Masculine