Monday, October 24, 2016

Thanksgiving bounty

Here is another easel card, I did tell you I enjoy making this kind of card  :0)   This one has a twist to it, it is a stair step easel card.

This stamp set is from the Stampin' Up holiday catalog, Basket of Wishes.  I'm a gardener so this one appealed to me, it has three different baskets and four different filler stamps.  It also has four different sayings that are so nice for the whole years use.  The strip below the leaf piece was made with the Seasonal Decorative Masks also from the holiday catalog.  I used one of the others in a previous post here.  They are so easy to use to make background papers. I like to attach them with washi tape to a scrap piece of card stock on two sides, usually left and bottom, then when I want to sponge on color I just slip my piece in and hold it down either with fingers or a small piece of washi tape.  It really helps keep the card stock I'm coloring to stay put and not move around.  Clean up with a baby wipe/ damp paper towel works great and it can be used over and again.  

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Ahead of myself

Oh my I just realized that I had Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenges 293 and 294 come up on the same day. I guess I was a little confused when I added these posts.  So that means you can have extra time to come up with a great card for challenge 294  :0)

I made it to my craft room again to get a Late Birthday Card done for a brother in law.  I have lately enjoyed using some of the Art Impression Watercolor stamps. I enjoy making easel cards, that way they can be set up. I add a piece of card stock to the back side soI have a place to jot a note and let them know how the card works  This one I followed a tutorial on You Tube for.  Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Try Stampin On Tuesday challenge 294

Hello everyone, I do hope you have had a good time with all the Christmas ideas that have been coming out this month.  My life has taken a drastic change, what do they never knows what tomorrow will bring!!    On October 1st I fell down my front steps and broke both bones in my left ankle.  I have since had surgery, I'm now part bionic woman :0)  (ankle of  screws and a long plate)  I am non-weight bearing for the next 4-6 weeks!!!  (I worked ahead on the last 2 weeks challenges and had them done and preposted)

I'm so glad this little penguin hasn't broken his flipper!!  I had to make this card from memory as I had finally gotten to my craft room only to realize that I couldn't get my lap top in there with me to remind myself what the card layout was.  I did not do any piercing sorry.  I'm now in my queen (only female in this house, my birth name) Victoria "throne" lazy boy chair with my foot up, after working for an hour and a half  I was ready to get it up.  It is after 6 now and help has arrived to get me situated with the lap top.  Here is the card suggested layout I didn't do to bad at remembering, I think.   :0)       Try Stampin On Tuesday Holiday challenge 294

My card:  There is a little shaker on this card filled with snowflakes and a bit of glitter.  Thanks for stopping by and I do hope you'll give this fun sketch a try!!   
Thanks for letting my ramble above about life and the interesting ways it can change.  I am thankful that I wasn't hurt any worse and that the pain hasn't been terribly bad. I'm blessed that our two  Families have stepped up to be of assistance.  God is good!!!!

Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge # 293

Hello again, this is the third card for this challenge month, have you been following along?  I hope you've been entering some of your own creations!  This sketch seemed a bit full when I first saw it but then after some contemplation I came up with a card that I really like. The theme is A Touch Of  Fabric - so I used real fabric on this card, wonder if you can spot it.  I turned the card since my stamped piece needed to be larger.

The green piece is really fabric, I frayed the edges then I cut two pieces of card stock and taped them behind the piece and ran it through the Big Shot.  Thanks for stopping by, have you been to Try Stampin' On Tuesday's site?  If not check out all the other creations from the design team by clicking on their name above.  You can enter your own card there also.  Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Try Stampin' on Tuesday #292

Well this is the second card for our special month of stamping.  Have you joined us yet?We would love to see what you do with the theme/sketch or your own idea!!  You do not have to follow the suggested theme and sketch we just want you to create and if something we post inspires you then by all means go for it!!  Here is the sketch and our theme this week is Tag Along.  I have had fun pulling out some of my older Christmas stamp sets.
This stamp is old but the rest is current.  I used the new copper embossing powder for the dove and then the copper foil behind is embossed with the stars folder.  I'm thinking I need to add something to the "tag" below the dove, maybe. What do you think?

If you didn't come from Try Stampin' be sure to click on their name and it will take you to our home blog and you'll be able to see all the other designer cards.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Try Stamping challenge 291

If you've come from Try Stampin's page you know about the Special Month we're having.  We're calling it.... Getting Ready For the Holiday month.  There will belots of specials so be sure to check often and not just on Tuesdays.  I decided that to honor the month that I'd make a card each week with the suggested sketch and theme. Click here Try Stampin' if you want to go directly to the blog with samples from other designers.  Hope I can keep up :0)
Here is the first October sketch and the theme is Weaving

I decided to turn my card 90 degrees and here is what I came up with, It was fun to make and somehow just came together.  I used one of the first Christmas Stampin' Up stamp sets I ever bought it is called Christmas Gift Tags.  A set of 8 that I've used many times, here I stamped and cut out the the stockings to add to the bakers twine. The background is weaved designer sheets.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the month long celebration.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Holidays are Coming!!! and Try Stampin' On Tuesday # 290

Sometimes when I'm putting together a new blog for the holiday/ Christmas theme I feel like I'm rushing the year, we haven't had Thanksgiving yet!! The good side of this is that I'm getting many different Christmas cards done ahead of time. Have you begun yet? This will be new for me as I usually pick 2/3 designs and mass produce to send out.  

 Our theme is the Holidays are Coming;  are you one of those who love to decorate for the holiday?  What is the first thing you put out/up?  I'm more into the Thanksgiving season as my entire family comes then.    That being said, one of the first things I put up is the Christmas Tree.  
sketch #290 
If you look closely you can see the details on the dark blue piece - stampin' up - embossing folder.  The small dark blue piece with the snow flakes is actually done with an old wheel and craft white, remember them?   I used  Flower Soft - Polar White for the snow flakes around the tree.  Note to self and others, be sure your ink is GOOD and dry as the flower soft at the base of the trees has a greenish tint to it  :)        lastly I used some small plastic type snowflakes on the light blue piece to the right of the tree.  The Merry Christmas was heat embossed .

Thanks for stopping by, I'd love to hear from you, what do you think of my card based on the sketch, I usually try to follow the sketch and theme but you can do/use anything.  Happy Stamping!