Thursday, September 25, 2014

Time to relax

This month at Imagine That for the progressive challenge you can use any image.  I chose this cute airplanes image along with the Take flight papers.  I used a sentiment from TLC, Create and cut it out with a die cut from My Favorite Things from the cloud set.

Patterned Paper:  Imagine That - Take Flight
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That - Airplanes
Sentiment:  TLC,Create - Time to relax
Die cut:  My Favorite Things - Clouds
Spellbinder:  Captivating Squares

Sunday Sketch & Stamp - Ch. 217
Imagine That - September
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 340 Dies and Punches
Love to Create - Ch. 134 Fussy Cut

Celebrate your day

Doodle Pantry has an adorable image for the month.  I colored the image and put Crystal Accents on the balloon.  I used a sentiment from a wonderful set from TLC.  I even made a yellow flower to try to keep the card bright and cheery.  However, just like the image there are times it's hard to be "up" on your special day.  I usually don't find it too hard especially if you are with family and friends.  Maybe this bird celebrated too much.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock;  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  From the Heart - Flappy Birthday Bird brain
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Brad:  stash
Washi tape:  Recollection
Spellbinder:  Small and large circles; Large label
Crystal Accent

From the Heart - September stamp of the month
From the Heart - Sketch 80
The Squirrel and the Fox - Ch. 78 Happy Birthday
Sisterhood of Crafters - Lots of Layers
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 340 Dies & Punches

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Stocking heavy and your heart light

Doodle Pantry has this wonderful image and I just love the non-traditional Christmas colors.  I used a sentiment from TLC

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Doodle Pantry - Vintage Stocking
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Stocking Heavy Heart Light
Spellbinder: Small and Large Circle; Pearl Effect
Ribbon:  American Craft
Embossing Folders:  Sizzix and Cuttlebug

Doodle Pantry - Ch. 50
Digi Sketch - Get well soon - sketch
CHNC - Ch. 195 20 minutes or less
CHNC Extra - September
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 230 Christmas

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

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

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

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

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