Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Twinkle Lights

This card is inspired by the sketch challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch found HERE.  I love this little die but unfortunately it is only 3.5" long.  I had to piece it together from both sides of the card making this card a bit more tedious than it looks.  I'll have to look around online for a similar die that is longer so I can offer this in my Christmas card class next year.  Does anyone know where I can find a die like this, but longer?


STAMPS: Christmas Pines
INK: Old Olive, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise
PAPER: Crumb Cake,  Old Olive, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Garden Green
OTHER: Spellbinders Twinkle Lights dies, Crystal Effects, 1/4" Real Red Stitched ribbon

Friday, November 4, 2016

Jolly Cookie Cutter Friends

I have some fun cards to share with you this evening.  The first card will be entered in the Retro Sketches challenge found HERE.  I can't take full credit for the saying on the moose and mistletoe card.   I saw "kiss moose" idea on Pinterest, a card by Chris Slogar at 
Buckeye Inklings.  From one Buckeye to another, great idea Chris!

STAMPS: Cookie Cutter Christmas, Jolly Friends, Holly yBerry Happiness, Alphabet Rotary Stamp, Number of Years (banner)
PAPER: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Real Red Co'ordinations, Candy Cane Lane DSP
INK: Staz On Jet Black, various combinations of Baked Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Old Olive, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette
OTHER: various combinations of the following: Lucky Stars EF, Decorative Dots EF, Elegant Dots EF,  Snow Burst EF, Petals-a-Plenty EF, Triple Banner Punch, Jolly Hat Bulider Punch, Holly Berry Builder Punch, Cookie Cutter Punch, Seasonal Frames Framelits, Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Little Letters Thinlits, Pretty Pines Thinlits, Large Numbers Framelits, Pearls, red sharpie, Whisper White Taffeta ribbon, Whisper White Stitched Satin ribbon

Stampin' Up Santa's Sleigh

This Z-fold card is for the challenge at Stampin' Royalty found HERE. The challenge theme is "All That Glitters". 

STAMPS: Santa's Sleigh, Holly Berry Happiness, Christmas Pines
INK: Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
PAPER: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper, Gold Glimmer Paper, Gold Foil Paper, Warmth and Cheer DSP Stack, Candy Cane Lane DSP, Thick Bakers Twine Trio

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Stampin' Up Hang Your Stocking

In case you were getting tired of all the "Christmas colors" I have a non-traditional card for you.  This card was made for the Sunday Stamps sketch challenge found HERE

STAMPS: Hang Your Stocking
INK: Cucumber Crush, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise 
PAPER: Whisper White, Cucumber Crush, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise
OTHER: Christmas Stockings Thinlits, Cucumber Crush Thick Bakers Twine, Cable Knit Dynamic EF, Rhinestone

Greetings From Santa Shaker

I'm just here to post a card that will be part of my Christmas Card buffet this weekend.  I'm not entering this card for any challenges because it is not very different from many others out there.  Still, a fun card to look at and make!

STAMPS: Greetings From Santa
INK: Versamark, Garden Green
PAPER: Garden Green, Whisper White
OTHER: Detailed Santa Thinlit, 1/4" Real Red Striped Ribbon, various sequins/glitter

Stampin' Up Joyful Nativity

One more quick post to show you a card I made for Sketch Saturday challenge found HERE.   I used sketch #278. 

Here is a "cleaner", more classic version. 

STAMPS: Joyful Nativity, Jingle All The Way, Jolly Jingles jumbo wheel -"to the world" 
INK: Versamark, Real Red
PAPER: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Brushed Gold, Red Foil Sheet
OTHER: Gold Bakers Twine from Trio pack, 5/8" gold satin ribbon, Merry Tags Framelits, Red Glitter EP,  Stylish Stripes EF- on second card

Father Christmas

Here is another Christmas Card for my upcoming Christmas card buffet.  I'm submitting this card at Sketch Saturday found HERE. I used sketch #262.  Im also entering the card at The Paper Players tic Tac toe challenge found HERE. I used the left column of red, Santa and diecut. 


STAMPS: Father Christmas
INK: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow
PAPER: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow
OTHER:  Layering Ovals, Layering Circles, 1/4" circle punch, Dazzling Diamond Glitter, 3/8" Cherry Cobbler Silky Taffeta ribbon

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Christmas Pines - Two Ways

I have two cards to show you today,  I followed the challenge sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch blog found HERE.  I initially made the colorful card then I realized the challenge blog is about CAS- Clean and Simple cards!  Uh,oh..... Back to the drawing board!  I decided to simplify things and make the card all white. (Thanks to Denise Foor for the all-white inspiration!)  Replacing the stamping and heat embossing with an embossing folder certainly made this card go together quickly.  I love how it turned out and I love how the challenge site steered me in another direction.  

STAMPS: none
INK: none 
PAPER: Whisper White, Vellum Paper, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Vellum Paper
OTHER: Pretty Pines Thinlits, Christmas Stockings Thinlits, Pine Bough EF, Champagne Mist Glimmer Paint

STAMPS: Christmas Pines
INK:  Versamark
PAPER: Old Olive, Real Red, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Red Glimmer Paper, Birch Paper Ribbon from a retired kit
OTHER: Pretty Pines Thinlits, Christmas Greetings Thinlits, White EP

Monday, October 31, 2016

Star of Light

Just a quick post to show you the Christmas card I made for the Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge found HERE.  

STAMPS: Star of Light
INK: Midnight Muse, Versamark
PAPER: Pool Party, Silver Foil, Winter Frost DSP
OTHER: 1/8" silver ribbon, Irridescent Ice EP, Starlight Thinlits

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Christmas Cardinal

 Get ready for string of Christmas cards! I'm running out of time to get my cards planned and stamped so I better get started.
  This first one will be my only card made using non-Stampin' Up stamps. This stamp set is from Hero Arts and it's part of their color layering stamp collection.  I made this card using the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches. I'm also taking the challenge from Merry Monday to use birds on my Christmas card.

STAMPS: Hero Arts Color Layering Cardinal
INK: Poppy Parade, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Old Olive
PAPER: Real Red, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Whisper White, Candlelight Christmas DSP
OTHER: Hero Arts Cardinal dies, found piece of birch bark

Birthday Card for Gabby

  I have my daughters birthday card to share with you today. Gabby has been in love with moose since our trip to Yellowstone National park last summer. So, I gathered up as many cute moose stamps as I could find and combined them with some bright and wild colors. They all came together for this funky moose-a-delic card. 
  This card is in being entered in the challenge at Global Design Projest found HERE.  The theme is  animals/pets.  

STAMPS: Lawn Fawn Critters in the Artic, Lawn Fawn Dad and Me, Digital stamp, SU It's Your Birthday
INK: Memento Black, Various Copics markers
PAPER: Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, Neenah Solar White, Basic Black, lime green cardstock from my "stash", Gabby's favorite wrapping paper

Monday, September 26, 2016

Best Fishes

I have another version of yesterday's card.  This time I followed the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches found HERE.  I had to turn the sketch and mirror it to make it work for my fishies!  

STAMPS: Hero Arts Color Layering Goldfish, SU Vertical Greetings, Back to Basics Alphabet, On Your Birthday
INK: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray, Pacific Point, Cucumber Crush, Tim Holtz Distress ink-Mown Lawn, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean, Versamark
PAPER: Pacific Point, Cucumber Crush, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Vellum, cold press watercolor paper
OTHER: Decorative Dots EF, Clear EP, White EP, Crystal Effects, Hero Arts Goldfish dies