Friday, October 20, 2017

Fall Thank You

The pattern paper on today's card is gorgeous.  It is from Prima's Amber Moon collection.  I ordered a couple of the patterns and one is prettier than the other.  The pattern I used today has touches of copper foil in it so Stampin' Up's copper ribbon makes for a perfect embellishment.  Between now and Thanksgiving you will be seeing a few cards I create with Prima's Amber Moon Collection.   Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Merry Little Christmas DSP

Today's card ended up being totally different from what I first thought it would be!  The black and white pattern paper is in the Holiday Occasions catalog (Merry Little Christmas DSP) and originally I was going to use Old Olive patterns from that collection.  As you can see, there is not one bit of Olive Green.  Nothing I was trying was coming together.  In the end though, I think the black and white DSP looks pretty good when combined with the red background, balloon and stars.  The card has a masculine touch to it and masculine cards aren't that plentiful in my stash.  So even though this card was not what I had in mind, it looks good.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Pool Party Thank You

Last night I was watching television and remembered that I did not have a card for today.  You see, I was going thru all of my stuff in my scrapbook storage area for the better part of the afternoon deciding what I should just let go.  You know how that goes!  I spent more time admiring craft things that were in my storage space than I spent actually cleaning, but I am making progress.  When my program ended, I ran downstairs and created today's card.  I am using retired scrap paper and a leaf die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlets set.  I have been using so many oranges and Fall colors, I changed things up and used the color combination of Pool Party and Soft Suede.  Not so bad for a last minute card!  Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

First Glass Block

Last week I posted a glass block that Sheryl made and in that post I mentioned I had purchased a glass block a couple of years and never did anything with it.  Sheryl came over the next day and told me to find my glass block and she would teach me how to use my Cricut Explore and vinyl to create the pumpkin. Yesterday I was at Hobby Lobby to get the lights and some black ribbon to decorate the block.  I added the "Happy Fall" to fill up a little blank space (I placed the pumpkin a little to low.), inserted the lights and tulle and added the ribbon, embellishments and bow.  Photo on left is with lights off; photo on right with lights on.   I think it looks really pretty and now I have to decided what I will make with the extra blocks I purchased yesterday!  Thank you Sheryl for the private lesson on using vinyl with my Explore to create something pretty!  Have a great day everyone!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Little Cauldron

When we went to the Scrapbook Expo a couple of months ago, I was introduced to Queen & Co.  They have some really cute shaker card kits.  I didn't purchase any~~even after my enabler friends showed me the cute kits they purchased.  And then I saw the Halloween Hoopla set Queen and Co. recently released and I bought it.  The set includes a stamp set, dies, embellishments (known as toppings), shaker forms and more.  I saw some really cute Halloween cards on the Internet created with this set so I ordered the it.  Today's card was my practice card.  Everything on today's card is included in the set with the exception of the cardstock and the stars.  The set includes a paper pad of fun prints, pumpkins, witch hats, candy corn and the cauldron~~enough to create 12 cards.  I made a couple others and will post those after they are mailed and received.  Have a great day!.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Cat Eclipse

I am still playing around with the eclipse technique, but this time it is with an image instead of a word.  This card is actually copied off of a card on Pinterest.  The flower from Wood Words was stamped in Night of Navy ink on whisper white cardstock.  Then the cat was punched.  After adhering the white layer on to the Night of Navy layer, the Navy checked ribbon was tied around the card and the sentiment stamped.  Now is when I wished I had purchased the Spooky Cat stamp set so that I did not have to try and add a little face to the cat.  I could have just stamped it!  Again, popped up the punched cat with dimensionals so a bit of the Navy underneath would show.  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

A Little Sunshine

It has been so dreary the last couple of days, that I decided to make a sunshine card.  The word "sunshine" is from Stampin' Up's Sunshine Wishes Thinlets; the "sending & hugs" from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set.  WPlus9's Sunshine Layers die set includes the cute little two piece sun die.   Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango is a color combination that completes the cheerfulness this card will bring someone.  Have a great day and find yourself a little stampin' time!