Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Frosty Friends - combos

From the moment I saw this stamp set (Frosty Friends) I knew it would be so versatile!  For this card I used only 2 of the snowpeople and cut out around them and ripped the snowy hills.  First I stamped my Evergreen stamp (also very versatile and great for pairing with other sets!)
The layout is from Retrosketches
The colors are from Dynamic Duos - more mustard and so saffron.

I love ripping the paper and adding glitter to make it look snowy!

This was the card I made yesterday with this Frosty Friends set.  See how well it works in the car from Road to Happiness!
The layout is from Technostamper.

I hope from these ideas you can discover new ways of looking at your stamps to make them more VERSATILE!  Omit part of the image, and pair it with another image.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Stampin' Up! SALE day!

Today Stampin' Up! is having a cool sale!  One day only!  Get almost every stamp set for 15% OFF (only excludes hostess sets and bundles).  AWESOME deal!
If you want to get an order in today, let me know, or go to my website and order it yourself if you want!

Stampin' Up! has a week-long special for My Digital Studio!  3 FREE downloads and ALL Digital KITS are 50% OFF!  I'm definitely checking this one out!  Did you know.....  You can get the My Digital Studio 2+ trial FREE for a month?!  I highly recommend this program and I'd LOVE to show you how to use it!

There are also several other things you should notice... Stampin' Up! are selling some stamps as a single item (instead of buying the whole set).  This is a great option and there are several single images I would like to get.  I believe this promotion is ongoing until January.

There's also always the CLEARANCE rack, where you will find lots of great stuff at really great prices!!!

Hope you have fun!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

New Queen... QFTD136

This card was inspired by our Queen this week.  Come play along with the Queen for the Day Challenge on Splitcoast.

First I stamped the background wheel with crumb cake ink on the same color paper.  I stamped one tree with versamark and embossed white.  I stamped two trees with soft suede and I inked all the edges.
The sentiment (from Beautiful Season) and Four Frames is punched out and popped up and accented with pearls.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Merry Snowmen - PPA layout

I need to make a lot of Christmas cards!!
I love this snowman image, I just used part of it (I also didn't use the reindeer horns).
This great layout is from Pals Paper Arts.

I used the top note for a little piece under the red layer.  I used twine and some rhinestones, a bit of coloring and distressing.
The patterned paper is from the new paper pack.  The colors are cherry cobbler, old olive, black and vanilla.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Last two with mom

Mom and I made our last 2 cards together before they went home today.  We had lots of fun together!
We each picked a layout and made a card.

The top card is the one she made.  She used a layout from Clean & Simple Stamping blog.

The layout I picked is from Retro Sketches.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

New Queen... QFTD135

My first time using this new Snowman stamp (Frosty Friends).  I colored the watercolor paper with watercolor crayons and blended with aqua painter.  I stamped the snowmen on white paper and cut all of them out (and snowballs).  The patterned paper is the new Festival of Prints Designer paper stack.
I also added some glitter on the snow.

This card is for Queen Claudia!  Come play along with the Queen for the Day Challenge on Splitcoast.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Chocolate Pie x2

2 cards for the color challenge today and the sketch at CASE(E) this Sketch!  A new blog I found.
I used butterflies and the apothecary accents framelit (embossed).

My mom used circles and a flower.  We both used the same lace ribbon because it matched so well!

Acrylic Block Collage

A very cool technique on Splitcoast Monday.  Acrylic Block Collage.  Here are the instructions.
I colored on my block with 2 blues, kraft and suede, misted with water and pressed onto the paper.  Then I masked the area and stamped some trees and snowflakes.  Then I removed the mask and stamped my tree using stamp a ma jig.  Added some piercing and rhinestones.
The colors are from Dynamic Duos.  Soft Suede and Pool Party.

This one with the bike my mom and I made.  She colored the block with 3 colors - olive, cajun and navy.  We stamped the bike image a few times to try to get it dark, but ended up using black and gray marker to darken it up by hand. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Ornament - Negative

I made this by punching the ornament out of the white piece and putting a piece of embossed blue behind.  You can't really see in the picture very well but it says "Merry Christmas" in between two rhnestones.  I also scored all the way around the card base before gluing the other elements on top.

The layout is from Clean & Simple.
The colors are from Fab Friday - Midnight Muse, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Birthday - Fabulous & Dynamic

My card for two blog challenges.
Fabulous Friday - layout
Dynamic Duos - colors - tangerine tango & old olive.

I layered some circles offset and added the ribbons with staples.  A fun birthday card for boy or girl (or adult too).

Chickadee - boho poinsettia

This card is for the layout at Sketch Frenzy Friday.
I colored the image with gray ink, except the chickadee in black so it would stand out!
I used a circle die and apothecary accent framelit die.
I made the poinsettia from just the boho blossoms punch - middle sided flower.  I cut slits in the red one and then cut some more red ones in half with slits to layer behind the first one.  For the petals I just cut slits in the green one to the very middle so there would be separate pieces.  I added some pearls in the center.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Blooming birthday

I made this for the color challenge - mustard, razzleberry and midnight muse.  I stamped the flowers and then cut them out.  I pierced around the framelit.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Happy Happy Bike

I made this card for 2 challenges.
The color challenge at Splitcoast - Perfect Plum, Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango & Pool Party
This cool layout coumes from Retro Sketches.

The bike image is colored with puple mostly but I added the orange and yellow in the flowers.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Dynamic Duo - tryout

I had lots of fun today making cards!  I made 3 for Dynamic Duos!  Their current color challenge = Cherry Cobbler + pick your own color.  I did Cherry Cobbler with Basic Gray (and some white)

This is the first time I've used this image from the Serene Silhouettes set.  I colored it with cherry and gray and punched out in a circle.  I popped it up and layered it on a shape from Apothecary Accents framelits.  I used another apothecary accent shape, embossed it and made a banner.  I made the corners using scallop square punch.  Added some twine and bling!

They are having a design team tryout right now.  I've never been on a design team and I'd LOVE to.  And I love the dynamic duos challenge.  They have great color combos every Saturday.
The design team tryout challenge was to make cards using two of their past color combos.
For this card I chose Lucky Limeade and Black (#20).  I made a gate-fold card and the image is only attached to the left side so the card can "swing" open.

For this card I chose the color combo #19 -Cajun Craze and Always Artichoke to make this a Christmas card!  I sponged the cajun using a mat made from a framelit.  I added some piercing around and some ribbon.  The main image is stamped in artichoke (and I added some extra color to the berries).  I stamped the chickadee in black and cut it out and popped it up overtop so it would really stand out!