Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Family card exchange times seventeen

Most of the women in our family make cards.  We used to have a quarterly get together where one would host, serve lunch, plan a few games.  It was a girls day out where we could get together and visit with each other an catch up on what was happening in their lives.  My mother who is now 74 to the youngest girls who are now 12 looked forward to our girls day.  Years have passed, the kids have graduated from college, gotten married and have moved away.  Since there is so much distance between us we are doing a mailing exchange this year.  All our cards are sent to Becca who distributes them to all the participants  (Becca should get lots of chocolate)  I mailed mine to Becca yesterday.  I found some cards on pinterest I really liked so I copied there cards.  We have a competition card this time themed valentines so I made the peekaboo owl card.
 Inspiration for the two owls on a tree limb from:
Inspiration for reindeer from:
I'd like to give someone credit for the peekaboo owl card but unfortunately I cannot find the website.

In the meadow we can build a snowman

This cute snowman stamp is from Stampendous.  It is a build your own clear stamp snowman with three different faces.  With the build your own, you can move the head and arms in any position you want to so...let's catch some snowflakes.  The best thing about the snowflakes is that they do not have to be shoveled and it is in the warmth of the house!!

I used navy for the base.  Light blue run through the swirl embossing folder and oval die cut provides the top layer.  I stamped the snowman on white,  colored with my Spectrum markers and glittered the body.  The snowflake is a memory box die cut which is glittered.

Snowball fight anyone?
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Boo to you

Well, I am sitting here with a Hershey's with almond bar and it has not been OPEN and EATEN yet!!  I think Peanut Butter Twix are my favorite but ANY chocolate is good for the goblins.

I used black cardstock cut at 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 and scored at 2 and 5 1/2.  Once the score lines were folded, I layered a green and striped paper on top.  I made a band cut at 3/4 inch and wrapped it around the card.  I embossed the vampire and layered it on the band.  Then I punched 3 stars and stamped BOO on the middle star and popped it up with a pop dot.  I will see how long the chocolate stay inside the card!!

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Getting a jump start on Christmas cards

One more week of did this year go?  Time to get going on Christmas cards before Christmas is here!!
I used a Stampendous stamp and the mojo monday sketch.  I colored the image with Spectrum markers.  I stamped an extra lantern and popped it up.  Glittering the lantern to make it glisten. Adding white souffle to the lantern top and ring to add a texture that looked like snow.  I added a big gold ribbon to complete the card.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

The Colors of Fall

I love this time of the year!  There is a crispness in the air and a crunch under your feet.   Looking across the skyline and seeing the vibrant colors of yellow, orange, green and red cling to the trees until the wind wisks them to the ground. Visiting the apple orchards and picking out the carmel apple with gourmet toppings.  Picking out that perfect pumpkin to take home and carve.

So with the theme of fall,  I used the My Favorite things sketch and a Northwoods stamp to create my card.


I embossed the image with gold embossing powder and colored it with copics markers.  Adding a button and stamping thanks completed the card.

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My Favorite things get sketchy #198
STAMPlorations October Stamps and Embossing


Monday, October 13, 2014

Pink Christmas


October is breast cancer awareness month.  Jingle Belles is hosting a pink challenge!  Stephanie and Lauren pledge to donate to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for each card posted.  Check out the Jingle Belles challenge site here.

I used the Christmas collage stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs. (above).  I also used the Songs stamp from Inkadinkado.  I used black soot distressed ink from Tim Holtz and watermelon ink from Close to My Heart.  Then I glittered the Christmas tree and adorned it with a pink breast cancer awareness ribbon tree topper and three pink rhinestones on the tree.  In the upper corner I punched and added black swirls.  I edged the banner in black soot and popped it up with pop dots.  Using burgandy and sage cardstock the card is layered and completed.

This card is also being posted to: #231 Diamonds are a girl's best friend.

I hope you are busy working on your card to post!!!