Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Birthday Cats

No challenges today, just a birthday card I made for my daughter.  She (we) love kitties, so for the past few years I have been making her cards with kitties on them.  This year I had to go with some "contraband" (non Stampin' Up) stamps because SU is severely lacking new feline stamps....Booooo!

The letters were cut with my Brothers ScanNCut but I still used a trusty pair of paper snips to cut out the cute kitties.  I stuck a window sheet behind the letters and framed around the window sheet with the strips of dimensional foam cut from the edges of a package of SU dimensionals.   I then added some pretty beads and covered the foam with a piece of Whisper White card stock. The card size is 4 3/4" x 6 3/4"

STAMPS: Penny Black Purrfect Day,  SU Sassy Salutations
PAPER: Wild Wasabi, Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Blendabilities
OTHER: Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain, White EP, beads, e-cutter

Monday, October 13, 2014

Stampin' a up Kind Koala for FMS

Just a quick post today to submit this card for Freshly Made Sketches challenge #157

STAMPS: Kind Koala, A Dozen Thoughts
PAPER: Night of Navy, Pear Pizazz, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Flowerpot DSP
INK: Memento Black, Night of Navy, Blendabilities in Smoky Slate and Daffodil Delight
OTHER: Large Basic Rhinestones, Blushing Bride 1/4" Cotton Ribbon, Large Polka Dot EF, Orange Sharpie

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Stampin' Up Festival of Trees

Actually, more like Fiesta of Trees!  This card was made combining two challenges.  First the MojoMonday sketch challenge and secondly, Merry Monday Christmas Challenge.  The Merry Monday challenge is to make a Christmas card with neon colors.  I had to break out some of my old Stampin Up ink pads and cardstock to get. the nice bright colors.  These trees kind of remind me of the Charlie Brown Christmas show when he goes to the tree lot to find his little natural tree among all of the flashy, un-natural aluminum trees.  

STAMPS: Festival of Trees, Good Greetings
PAPER: Whisper White, Pink Passion, Only Orange, Green Galore,  Sweet Taffy DSP
INK: Tempting Turquoise, Only Orange, Pink Passion, Green Galore
OTHER: Embossing Folders - Delicate Designs, Stylish Stripes, Decorative Dots

Friday, October 3, 2014

Lovely as Fall Trees...and Winter too

I have a quick card I made for the Paper Players sketch challenge and SUO Challenges which is to use Autumn colors.  Not a whole lot of Autumn colors going on down here in Texas but the weather has cooled off quite nicely and I am enjoying having my windows open in the mornings.  My kitties are enjoying the open windows too!  They have knocked the screens out few times and I've had to chase them back in!  Bad boys!

I already had this winter scene stamped and colored so I went ahead and made a Christmas card too.

STAMPS: Lovely as a Tree, And Many More, Good Greetings
PAPER: Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Eastern Elegance DSP, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Basic Gray, Sweater Weather DSP
INK: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Tangelo Twist, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Basic Gray, Night of Navy, Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Smoky Slate
OTHER:  Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits, Window Sheets, Natural & Old Olive Two-Tone Trim, Linen Thread, E-cutter, Pearl Basic Jewels, Dazzling Diamonds, 1/8" Silver Ribbon