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I love crafting, especially rubber stamping. Most weekends I can be found surrounded by paper, rubber stamps and ink.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving, Sweet Sunday and Curtain Call Color Challenges

Happy Halloween evening all,

I'm so happy because I had time to stamp today. I made four cards that I will be posting throughout this coming week. The first card up is one I made for Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch and Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenges.

For this card, I pulled out a very old Stampin' Up set. It's fun to look through my bookcase and find a set that I've not used in forever. It's almost like using something new. Karen's sketch is perfect for this oldie and goodie, as is Stacy's fall colors. For coloring, I've mostly been using Copics lately. For this card, I pulled out my aqua painter and did some water coloring. I added a hint of blue wash around the  whole image for contrast.

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Stamps: Seasonal Sprays set, retired, and Teny Tiny Wishes by Stampin' Up
Card stock: SU very vanilla, cajun craze, more mustard and pumpkin pie, SU watercolor paper
Patterned paper: SU Juntos DSP, retired
Ink: memento rich cocoa, SU cajun craze, pumpkin pie, more mustard, always artichoke, chocolate chip, crumb cake and bashful blue
Other: classic oval and scalloped oval Nesties, SU Victoria crocheted lace, SU pumpkin pie button, SU linen thread, SU aqua painter, the Big Shot, sewing machine, orange thread, and dimensionals

Leave a comment if you have time and thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Let It Snow for SFYTT and Curtain Call Color Challenges

Let It Snow! Easy for me to say living in San Diego.  :)

We did have some cool, drippy weather this past weekend. Perfect for staying in and stamping. I got several cards made. Three for challenges and more Halloween cards to send to family.

Here, for your enjoyment is a card I made for both Jen's SFYTT challenge and Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge, Act 52. When all done, I decided that I really, really like how it turned out. The colors are so interesting together, especially when used for non-traditional Christmas colors. Before actually deciding on my design, I pulled out pieces of SU card stock in each of the colors. Then I went looking through my stash of papers. I had just received the new Snow Day Project Pantry kit from Taylored Expressions and was excited to see that some of the papers match the bermuda bay, tangerine tango and chocolate chip very well. I was also excited to see that the rub-ons in the set work perfectly for the focal point on the card.

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Rub-ons: from the Snow Day collection by Crate Paper
Card stock: SU bermuda bay, chocolate chip and whisper white
Patterned paper: from the Snow Day collection by Crate Paper
Ink: SU bermuda bay
Other: labels four Nestie, SU small oval, 1", 3/4", and 1/2" round punches, Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, Kaiser rhinestones, TE ribbon, the Big Shot and dimensionals.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

SSSC89 - Peace On Earth

Hi all,

Today I have a card made for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge over on Karen Giron's blog. It's been a few Sundays since I've had the chance to participate and I was very glad that I had time on Sunday afternoon to make a few cards, this being one of them.

I pulled out some brand new products from my last Stampin' Up order for this one. The stamp set, DSP and glass glitter are from the Holiday Mini catalog.

The only stamping here is the greeting. I let the beautiful patterned papers take center stage. An extra flower was cut out and added in the center of the panel for more dimension as well as the champagne glass glitter added to the center of the large poinsettia in the upper corner.

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Here's Karen's sketch:

Stamps: Peaceful Season by Stampin' Up
Card stock: SU cherry cobbler and crumb cake
DSP: SU Deck the Halls
Ink: SU cherry cobbler
Other: curved rectangle Nesties, SU Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder, SU champagne glass glitter, red glitter candy dots, the Big Shot and dimensionals

I hope your week has started off well. Thanks for looking in,

Monday, October 18, 2010

Goblin Greetings Monday

Goblin Greetings all,

I hope the goblins don't haunt your Monday. Obviously, I have another Halloween card for you today. This one uses the very traditional Halloween colors of black, orange and white and I rather like the way it turned out, especially after struggling with the greeting placement a bit. I hope you like it too.

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Stamps: All Stampin' Up, Spooky Skyline wheel, Home is Where the Haunt Is set, Bitty Boos Too set, and Grateful Greetings set
Cardstock: Textured dark orange from Taylored Expressions, whisper white and black from SU
Patterned paper: Happy Halloween by Echo Park
Ink: SU Classic basic black, craft white, and pumpkin pie
Other: Orange plastic webbing by TE, SU white EP and heat tool, classic oval Nesties, the Big Shot, and dimensionals.

Have a great work week everyone and thanks for looking in today,

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Good Sunday morning stampers,

I have a very quick post today continuing on a Halloween theme. This card uses the TESC131 layout with stamps and paper from Talored Expressions.

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Stamps: Hangin' Out - Wicked Wardrobe set by TE
Cardstock: Taylored Expressions
Patterned paper: Eerie Collection by Basic Grey
Ink: Memento black, SU lovely lilac, Copics
Other: SU spider web embossing folder, SU scalloped border and oval punches, TE ribbon and buttons, Labels Three Nesties,  the Big Shot, and dimensionals.

Thanks for looking in today,

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Manila File Folder Makes a Fun Halloween Project

Hi stampers,
It's been a couple weeks since I've had time to stamp and post to my blog. Busy, busy at work and a weekend spent out of town with friends being the causes.

Last Saturday when I did finally have some time to stamp, I went to Jen's blog to see the Sketch For You To Try "sketch", planning on making a card with it. I saw this project and got side-tracked. It looked really interesting, so I just had to give it a try. I had a great time creating. The panels just evolved with the only "theme" being Halloween. It pretty much took up my whole weekend's stamping time and I'm quite happy with the results. I will be sending it to my sister and her kidos (my biggest fans after all) to dress up their fireplace mantle for Halloween. The original instructions are here on Taylor's blog from 2007.

In creating this project, I used a variety of stamps, papers and embellishments, some new and some retired. It's a long list.


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The front cover:

Inside pages 1 and 2:

Panels 1 and 2 pulled out:

Inside pages 3 and 4:

Panels 3 and 4 pulled out:

Inside all pages together:

Manila file folder, first tab position type
Stamps: Taylored Expressions Wicked Wardrobe and Spooky Expressions sets, Stampin' Up Bitty Boos, Bitty Boos Too, Halloween Smiles, Hey Ghoul Friend, Pumpkin Patch, and Eat Drink and Be Scary sets
Cardstock: Variety from Taylored Expressions
Patterned paper: Eerie collection by Basic Grey and Happy Halloween by Echo Park
Ink: memento black, SU craft black, SU pumpkin pie, only orange, lovely lilac, brilliant blue, green galore, so saffron, garden green, vintage violet, buckaroo blue, and summer sun. Copic sketch markers for coloring
SU punches: Round Tab, 1 1/4", 1 3/8", 3/4" round, 1 3/4" oval and large scalloped oval, 3/4" square, extra large tag and large tag
Nesties: classic square, classic oval and labels three
Other: clear EP and heat tool, black sparkly fluff, glue pen, various rhinestones in green, red and black, halloween brads and buttons, Stickles in black, gold, orange and star dust, SU and TE ribbons, cloud stencil, the Big Shot and dimensionals

Hope your weekend is relaxing and fun. Thanks for stopping by,