Monday, September 1, 2014

Pumpkin Patch And Pleasant Trees

Good Morning!  It is September 1st and I couldn't be happier!  We had an overnight rain, cooler temps this morning and I don't have to water my gardens.  Simple Pleasures and Pleasant Trees!  lol  When I first read this sentiment, I have to be honest, it took me a minute or two to 'get it'.  Funny!

Today's card is for the Stamp TV August Release Challenge, Texture, Texture, Texture and for the Simon Says Monday Boldly Go Into Stamptember

I used the Falling For You and Heartfelt stamp sets from Gina K Designs, just PERFECT for this time of year!   I stamped the fence on Designer Paper and then fussy cut it out, I also layered it on a piece of chipboard to make it nice and sturdy.  The pumpkins and trees are colored with Copic Markers and also fussy cut out.  Using a Fiskars Grass punch I layered rows and rows of grass to give the card more depth, more texture and to have a soft place for my pumpkin patch to land.  The sentiment was stamped and cut using a Spellbinders Tag Trio die.  I also sponged ink on to the border and dotted outline.  A little strip of brown card stock fed through my corrugator to add even more texture.  I used the Swiss Dots on the trees and the Wood Grain on the fence Embossing Folders.  A little ribbon added to hold the tag in place.  And the ever present original envelope! 
I must say this was a very FUN card to make and one that welcomes in's almost here!  WHAHOO!!!
Thanks so much for popping in.  Happy (almost) Fall Y'All!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Happy Fall Y'All

I am back with one more card today! 

This card will be entered into the Mod Squad Blog, A Fruitful Harvest, and Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes.  I really had a fun time making this card, I am just so ready for Fall!

Gina K Designs stamp sets, Autumn Beauty and Heartfelt.  Pumpkins colored with Copic Markers.  Martha Stewart Border Punch.  Baker's Twine.  Adhesive Pearls colored with Copic Markers.  Designer Papers by Teresa Collins, World Traveler and My Mind's Eye, Mabel Papers.  The focal panel is popped up on 3D pop dots.  And of course my matching envelope.
Thanks for stopping by.

Witch Kraft

Good Morning!  Just made my 6 a.m. grocery run, hopefully that will be the last of this season!  Fingers crossed!

Today's card is for the Challenges at MFT, Sketch and for Simon Says Monday, Witch Kraft.

And here is my card:
I did very little stamping here, just the silhouette of the witch and the circle of stars, stamp set from Gina K Designs, Wicked.   I cut strips of DCWV Designer Paper, Midnight Spell to create the diagonal borders.  Using a Spellbinders Circle die I cut out the shape in the lower right corner and backed it with some sparkly yellow card stock.  Swirls Embossing Folder.  Then I took my trusty old toothbrush and loaded it up with orange craft paint and splattered it all over it.
And of course what's a card without a matching envelope?  Still making them!  :)
And that's all she wrote!
I trust the beginning of your long weekend is going well, so far so good here!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Happy Fall Birthday!

Good afternoon.  Such a long work week and extremely long work day, but now I have 3 full days off!  I am locking my doors and pulling the blinds.  lol  No, not really, but close.

Today's card is for the Mix It Up Monday Challenge over at Stamp TV, Fall Birthday and for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes.

I used 2 stamps set from Gina K Designs, Falling For You and Sew Pretty.  The ink squares were made by a masking technique and then I just stamped the leaf over the color, turning it to mimic a falling leaf.  I also added 2 more leaves to the sentiment, popping one up on 3 dimensional dots.  I inked the embossing folder before running the card stock through the Cuttlebug, I like the uneven look to the color.  And of course, I made another envelope, I am addicted!  (and loving them!)
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Hubby is making some of his fabulous buffalo wings and I am the kind of wife that will let him!  lol  Time for another beverage!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

mmmmm and a cupcake

Hello again!  Time for something sweet to go with that cup of coffee!

This card will be entered into the MFT Sketch Challenge. 

I must say I am getting a lot of mileage out of these Designer Papers, A Perfect Summer, from Echo Park.  (envelope is not made from these)  The stamp set is Lots Of Thoughts, by Flourishes.  Image colored with Copic Markers.  Several Sakura Glitter pens used to add some sparkle.   Some Baker's Twine to decorate the Spellbinders Lacy Circle die and an enamel brad.  I really like this color combo, nice and bright and fresh.  And yes, that is another matching envelope.  lol
I am also decorating the inside of every card I make.  Just finishes it all off so nicely.
A little bit of sparkle, a little bit of shine!
I made some home made banana bread and peanut butter cookies this morning, but now I really want a sweet, sugary cupcake.....and a cup of coffee.....oh man!!!
Thanks for coming by.

mmmmm coffee

It's one of my best friends!  True story!  lol

Today's card is Clean And Simple creation.  It will be entered into the Less Is More Sketch Challenge and the CASology Challenge, Java......mmmmm!

I used the Grab A Cup stamp set from Flourishes.....poor, poor, Flourishes.  :(  Image colored with Copic Markers and a little Prismatic Glitter, Frozen, added to the creamy coffee design.  YUM!
I don't think there is much more to say about this CAS card....other than I don't hate it!  Ha, that could be a first!
Hope you all have a wonderful day, it is GLORIOUS here!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

It's Just A Little Fishy

Hello my sweet peeps.  Back again with another coastal inspired card.  This time I went for a masculine look with NO layers.....can you believe it?  lol

This card will also be entered into the Mod Squad Blog, Coastal Inspirations, and the Simon Says Monday, Anything Goes

Instead of using my beloved paper layers, I chose to make a collage style card, it actually looks like it has much more than a card base.  The stamp set is from Stampin' Up!, By The Tide.   I used several different shades of blue and green inks, and just stamped all over.  Then using blue and green craft paint I splattered them all over the card base. 
I did add a bit of Silver Stickles for the fish scales.  Nothing fancy, no frills, just a solid look for a masculine card.  Oh and yes, I did make another envelope, love the plaid and dots, the mixture looks great!
Thanks again for stopping by, I really appreciate you doing so!