Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Thanksgiving Harvest

I cannot believe that I have already made more than one Thanksgiving card!  Today's card is so pretty that I had to share now rather than wait until closer to Thanksgiving.  The basket of fresh picked squash and pumpkins is from Stampin' Up's Basket of Wishes set.  After stamping and coloring, I fussy cut the image.  For the backdrop I used a number of die cut stitched leaves (Lawn Fawn) and a little gold thread. I really like this stamp set as it has a variety of baskets and a variety of things that fit in the baskets~~a little something for each season.  Have a great day and find yourself a little stampin' time!  

Monday, September 26, 2016

Crafting Afternoon

On Saturday, Cherie and Paula came over to play.  Cherie brought a card to share with us and it was very pretty.  We used the Gently Falling stamp set (retired) and gold embossing powder, an item I have not used in ages!  We stamped on vellum with Versamark and then heat embossed using the gold powder.  Once everything was stamped and embossed we turned the vellum over and used markers on the back side to color the leaves.  Cherie told us to be careful as the marker ink needs to dry,  I heard her say it and I got a couple random ink smears and even little butterflies would not cover them~~hahaha.  So yesterday, I went down to my craft room and fussy cut a couple of the stamped and colored vellum leaves and adhered them to a new piece of vellum.  Since the gold embossing was wide enough, I was able to glue the leaves to the vellum under the gold embossed lines so the glue was invisible.  The vellum was framed using dies from My Favorite Things.  I stamped a sentiment on coordinating cardstock, embossed it with gold embossing powder and die cut it using a Die By Dave.  The card is very pretty and I will use this technique again.  Thanks, Cherie, for sharing!  Have a great day!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Halloween Mice

Jen could hear mice running around in the attic when she was in her craft room so Mark was put on mouse patrol!  And he did catch a couple.  While looking at stamp sets on the internet, I saw the stamp set, Bewitched, by Penny Black.  I had to have it to make a mouse card for Mark for Halloween (his very favorite holiday).  I used one of the images for today's card.  Isn't it so cute?  I have been using orange a lot lately, so decided Green Galore would be a nice change and yet still be Halloween.  The stamp set has a number of cute Halloween images, especially if you like coloring, and a couple of them feature these cute little mice..  And the sentiment included in the set is cute font, too.  Have a great day and enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Happy Fal!

Summer sure went by in a flash!  I hope Fall lasts for a long, long time. I had to make a card for the first day of Fall and what better stamp set to use than Basket of Wishes (Holiday Mini)..  After stamping the image, I colored it with Copic markers.  I used Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up and Lawn Fawn for this card.  In person the colors go together much better than it looks in the photo.  I couldn't leave well enough alone~~I had to have a sentiment.  Mistake!  I stamped the sentiment and it was crooked so I stamped it again on another piece of white cardstock and adhered it over the first sentiment.. Still crooked so I will fix it before I send it to someone.   It is that old saying~~more is not necessarily better!   I should have left well enough alone and not added a sentiment.  The colors of the card are very pretty and soon we will be seeing those colors in the trees.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Birthday Weekend

The last weekend was definitely a birthday weekend in my family.
First up was John's!  Since hunting season is just around the corner, I used the pretty Balloon Celebration stamp set and die to make this camouflage color card.  He got a kick out of it.  It was also Sydney's Grandmum's birthday.  I am posting the card Syd made for Grandmum.  Can you guess that Grandmum's favorite color is purple?  And I can't post Syd's card and not Jenny's for her mom-in-law!  Isn't it very cute, too?  So today you get to see three generations of creativity.  Each one is different but each was made out of love!  Happy birthday, John and Dorothy!  Hope your year is full of happiness and good cheer!   Hope everyone has a great day!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Swirly Wave

I kept looking at the Halloween card I posted last Monday and it was kind of on the dreary side.  I decided that I would try using different colors to create a similar card.  I cut the Whisper White cardstock just as I did the black for the earlier card and created the card in the same way.  I used DSP from the Neutrals stack.  The white and black color combination makes a pretty, crisp card.  And the addition of the little stamped flowers ( Love & Affection stamp set) continues the print of the DSP onto the white space. I did not want to put too many little flowers on the card, so a couple of colorful little butterflies were the perfect addition.  The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.  I should mention that since the set is photopolymer, I was able to bend it to follow the curve of the wave.  I do prefer this white and black card over the orange and black version.  Have a great day and find yourself a little stampin' time.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Birthday Card & Gift Box

I am enjoying playing Stampin' Up's Balloon Celebration stamps and dies and Lawn Fawn's Scallop treat box. Here I combined Lawn Fawn's pattern cardstock with Stampin' Up's long-retired Close To Cocoa cardstock.  I always liked Close To Cocoa~~not too dark, not too light.  It is an almost perfect match to this Lawn Fawn brown.  The sentiments on both the card and box are stamped and layered on cardstock cut using Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies.  I stamped the balloon and punched it out adhering it with dimensionals.  A quick brush of the clear Wink of Stella Pen on the lower section of the balloon adds a little glimmer.  Now who is having a birthday in the near future?  Have a great day!