Monday, October 31, 2011

November 2011 Club Projects

The two projects that we will be making this Thursday are fall cards. First, we will make an easel card using the "Warmest of Wishes" wreath and a retired sentiment. The wreath was colored with Markers, sponged and popped up on Dimensionals. The sentiment panel is also popped up to hold up the easel. The Well Worn DSP was used for a background for the wreath. This is a very simple card because the next project will take more time.
Our other project uses Well Worn DSP again. We will color with Water Color Wonder Crayons and Aqua Painters. I CASEd this idea from Karen B. Barber who is my stampin' hero. Her card is here. I did the sentiment panel slightly different, used a different button, no distressing and no faux stitching. I also used raffia instead of ribbon and Soft Suede instead of Early Espresso. I think everyone will enjoy making these two projects. Thanks for stopping by!!

Fall Wreath (CAS142)

The Clean and Simple Challenge for this week is a color challenge. The colors are Ivory, Chocolate and Red. I used Naturals Ivory card stock for the door and the wreath. I used Real Red and Chocolate Chip Markers to color the wreath stamp from the hostess set in the Holiday Mini, "Warmest of Wishes." I used the large Scallop Circle Punch and the 1-1/4" Circle Punch to create the wreath and a gold brad for the door knob. The wreath was lightly sponged and then popped up on Dimensionals. Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Grateful (TSC1028)

This week, Shirley (wannabcre8ive) presented the challenge on Tater's behalf because Tate has been ill. She challenged us to make a one-layer card and not to use any pink. The card is 4.25" square Naturals Ivory card stock. I used the Simply Scored board and stylus to create the embossed frame, stamped the image from "Always Thankful" and colored it using Water Color Wonder Crayons and an Aqua Painter. Everything used to make this card is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Baby Kong (MMTPT169)

I haven't been able to participate in may challenges lately, but I sure wanted to join the tea party this week. It's all about King Kong. We were to bring things that King Kong might like. Well, meet Baby Kong. We are raising him on tea and cookies. Here he is hugging his Teddy Bear. You know how you get those emails every once in a while with adorable photos of baby animals? Well, I got one yesterday, and I thought this one was perfect for the challenge, so I saved it and printed it on card stock. The tea cups are from "Morning Cup" and really are shiny with Crystal Effects. The sentiment is from "Teeny Tiny Wishes". Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fall Leaf (CAS141)

A sketch by PH in VA was what we were to follow for today's Clean and Simple Challenge. I haven't been able to participate in many challenges lately, but I liked this sketch and just knew it wouldn't take much time at all to create a card following this sketch. I used Tangerine Tango for the base card and an unknown DSP for the vertical strips (It has two sides, so I suspect it's an old SU! paper.). The leaf from "Lovely as a Tree" was stamped on So Saffron with Black Stazon and sponged with Chocolate Chip after cutting it out. The sentiment is from "Grateful Greetings". Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Frankie (C4C110, CCEE1142)

First of all, my camera seems to have washed out the green face and hand, so you'll have to use your imagination on that. This is for two challenges. The Crazy 4 Challenges challenge is to make a clean and simple card for fall, and the CCEE Stampers Challenge is to make a fall card, too. I chose to go with a Halloween theme. This took no time at all to make, too. I just scored a frame with my Simply Scored board, added the paper rick-rack, die cut Frank and stamped the sentiment from "Smarty Pants". I think it's a cute Halloween card to send to my grand kids. Thanks for stopping by!!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Candy-cane Christmas (TSC1021)

Consider this one to be Friday's post since I'm not sure I'll get to post again for a while. I always do the Twisted Sistahs Challenge though, especially since this week, I presented it!!! I asked everyone to follow the sketch I found on It's the horizontal sketch at the bottom right with the birdie on it. I told them they didn't have to use a birdie though. I used a die cut candy cane with holly. It's a Sizzlit I haven't used yet. I embossed the top Real Red portion with the "Petals-a-Plenty" folder from last year. The bottom is DSP from last year which I thought went well with my die cut piece. The sentiment is from "All Holidays" and is stamped with Real Red ink. I used the Real Red Marker on the candy cane. I ran that Sizzlit through the Big Shot three times to get the white, red and green pieces. The final touch is the Real Red Satin Ribbon tied into a bow. Thanks again for stopping by!!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Pumpkin Girl (TSC1014, SUO29)

Our Twisted Sistahs Challenge for this week was presented by Sillyfilly. Sylvia asked us to make a fall card with something metallic on it. I used retired Pumpkin Pie brads on mine. The image is from "Greeting Card Kids" and the leaves are from "Lovely as a Tree". I used Water Color Crayons and an Aqua Painter to water color the main image. The base is Pumpkin Pie, the main image was stamped on Naturals Ivory with Black Stazon, and the leaves were stamped on More Mustard with Early Espresso ink. The mat behind the main image is also Early Espresso. The DSP is retired and so is the Felt Ribbon. I used the Pinked Hearts Border Punch on one side of the main image panel. This is also for the SU Only Challenge #29. Everything used to make this card is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!

I know I haven't been posting a lot lately, but I'm care giver for my 96 year old mother with Alzheimer's. She was in the hospital last week and is not doing so well. She requires much more attention than she used to, so I've been very busy tending to her needs. I'm sure I'll be back on a more regular basis eventually. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Our Thanksgiving (TSC1007)

Our Twisted Sistahs Challenge for this week was presented by 101Airborne. Kathy asked us to make a Thanksgiving card with some kind of swirls on it. I had these glittered flourishes in my stash, so I used those. The sentiment is from "Grateful Greetings". The card stocks are Naturals Ivory and Island Indigo. I used a retired DSP; I think it's called Autumn Splendor. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

2011 October Club Project #2

Well, I finally got around to completing our second project for tonight's club. My ladies will have options as far as the sentiment goes. They might prefer "Happy Thanksgiving" or "Happy Fall", but I chose to use "Happy Halloween" from "Teeny Tiny Wishes". After all, our other project is the treat bags. There's retired DSP on Chocolate Chip on Naturals Ivory. The pumpkins were made using Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive card stocks. I used the Small and Large Oval Punches as well as the Scribbles Swirls Sizzlit. The leaves were punched with a MS leaf punch. This could have been for this week's Twisted Sistahs Challenge because of the swirls, but that challenge calls for a Thanksgiving card. I'll just make another one with a different sentiment. Everything is from Stampin' Up! except for the leaf punch. Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

About those treat bags

I've gotten another question about the treat bags I made. Carolyn wanted to know how much candy fits in them. I put two mini candy bars in each or a sucker and another candy, but I think there's room for more in there. I can only afford two candies per trick-or-treater though!! LOL! I hope this answers your question, Carolyn!! Have fun making some of your own!!!