Thursday, October 27, 2016

Birthday Squares

I have a whole lot of Designer Series Paper and I am making a real effort to use it.  I know that the squares on this card are only a drop in the bucket compared to what I have, but I used retired rather than new!  I used the new square framelits and then I used my score board to add decorative lines above and below the squares.  The balloon was stamped with Bermuda Bay ink and punched.  I adhered it to the middle square with dimensionals.  An enamel star next to the sentiment adds a little contrasting color.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Mouse Halloween

Here are the cute little mice again!  The image is from Penny Black's Bewitched stamp set.  I colored this image using Spectrum Noir markers after stamping and heat embossing the image.  The "boo" and "happy halloween" are from  Stampin' Up! retired sets.  Tangerine Tango and black are a striking color/Halloween combination.  The twine and the little adhesive Halloween dots were perfect embellishments for today's card.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Fall Fence

My friend, Nancy, brought her Sizzix Fall Fence with Leaves embossing folder to Cricut Sunday together with the pretty card she made using the folder.  After embossing the cardstock, Nancy sponged the background and colored in the leaves, etc.  While the ladies were here, I made a few embossed layers for future cards.  I have every intention of creating a card similar to Nancy's, but for now I just created a very easy and pretty Fall card using one of the  white embossed  layers.  I adhered the embossed layer on Rich Razzleberry cardstock and adhered that to a white card base.  The sentiment, stamped in Rich Razzleberry,  is from a My Paper Pumpkin kit stamp set that I saved from a while ago.  Today's post includes two pretty Fall cards~~either of which would be nice to find in your mailbox! Have a great day!

Monday, October 24, 2016

From Sydney

This weekend, Sydney and I had a girls' weekend.   We watched Property Brothers, played with
Nipper, ate junk food, watched tv in bed with Nipper and went house-hunting with Matthew!  When I was making dinner on Saturday, Syd and Nipper were down in my scrap room.  She told me she was working on a surprise.  After dinner she and Nipper went back to work.  I took my time cleaning up the kitchen and when I went downstairs she had a good portion of her creation layed out on the counter.  I promised not to look while she worked.  She did ask me to put pearls on little purple flowers.  When she was just about finished, she told me to come look and I saw this beautiful Nipper Frame!  I was thrilled.  I know she is 12, but she was able to figure out how large to make the squares and the layers and put it all together to fit on the 12 x 12 cardstock piece.  She used punches, the large SU letter framelits and the new Square framelits.  I have extra frames in my storage area, so she even put it in the frame.  I love her and I love that she made this for me all on her own.  I surely am a very proud Grandma Gay.  Jen and Mark are raising a beautiful person.  I love my family so much and I am so blessed.  Have a great day!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Halloween Nuggets

Today's favor was created using the 2 x 8 cellophane bags that were introduced in the Annual Catalog earlier this year.  I actually saw this on Pinterest.  The Hershey Nuggets fit inside perfectly.  So I wrapped two nuggets in Halloween DSP and made a little black cardstock tray for inside the bag on which to slip the nuggets. After tying the bag with twine and a tag, I cut the cellophane top.  The favor now is 4-1/2" long.  By cutting down the bags to fit two nuggets, not only do you have a cute little favor, but two nuggets per favor is less expensive than four or five per favor. To complete the favor, I added a few little sequins to both the bag and the tag.  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time! GO CUBS GO

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Popcorn Favors

I recently posted the Halloween favor bags that my friend, Kathy Z, made which I thought are very cute.  Kathy used black polka dot bags she purchased on line.  Not paying attention to the size of the popcorn bags, I got out my mini treat bag dies, made a bag and guess what?  The popcorn bags were too big for the mini favor bag!  I did not have orange or black favor bags, so I improvised.  I used a piece of Designer Series Paper cut at 7" x 8 1/2", folded it to fit the popcorn bag and adhered the back to front using Scor-tape along the bottom and the back seam.  I then pulled out a tool I have not used in ages~~the crimper!  I crimped the bottom of the bag, wrapped the bag in ribbon, added tags and tied a pretty little bow.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Clean & Simple Watercolor

The idea for today's cards came from a card on Stampin' Up's demo site, posted by Peggy Noe.  I recreated her card using Shimmery White cardstock (rather than watercolor paper), ink and an aqua painter.   After creating the thank you card, using Soft Sky ink, I stamped the sentiment which is from Endless Thanks.  The card is pretty and you can't really see it in the pictures, but the Shimmery White does sparkle a bit. So, I then created the Thinking of You card.  I used Flirty Flamingo ink and the sentiment is from a Just Rite set, Large Fancy Sentiments.  I used the little hearts from the In Colors enamel accents for both cards.  For a birthday card, you could use a little star accent or even a little balloon.  Don't have enamel accents?  Use my favorite embellishment, sequins.  There are numerous possibilities using a variety of sentiments and colors.  I am going to make a few more and these cards with envelopes will be a nice hostess gift during the holidays.  Have a great day!