Sunday, September 14, 2014

Goody Jars

I made this Halloween card with a pre-colored digital image stamp by Deedee Anderson called "Goody Jar." I "filled" the jar with candy corn, then printed and heat-embossed the entire image with clear detail ep. I fussy-cut the jar, tying 3 coordinating colors of twine around the neck with SU! tiny tags. The bats were done with a stamp by Judith, and the sentiment was computer generated. The dsp is Bazzill Basics while the orange, yellow and black were snippets from my stash. 

I followed the OWH sketch #239 for this card, although it won't be heading to OWH since the Halloween deadline has passed. I'll save this one for my DGD instead. I'll also be sharing this over at the Snippets Playground #142.

Here's another card I made with Deedee's Goody Jar set. I used a different jar here - one with a pretty fabric top. I put the goldfish inside and colored in some water with Copics, then added some peppermint candies just for fun. The dsp is by GinaK and I omitted a sentiment since this looked good without one. This one will be going in my next OWH box because I'm sure there are lots of kiddos out there who have goldfish and would enjoy receiving this!

The September Digi of the Month challenge is still going on over at Deedee's Blog, and you have time to play along and earn the October digi of the month completely free!! You can also snag this month's digi for a reduced price as long as the challenge is active, and then it goes back to the regular price. Check the details right here. Deedee also posted a great tutorial for working with digis that helped me put these cards together today! Knowing these details makes working with digi images so much more fun! Thanks Deedee!

And thank you for stopping by today - I wish you a perfect Sunday!


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Words2ScrapBy #9

The challenge for the Words2ScrapBy #9 challenge is "To everything there is a season." It reminded me of the changing seasons happening right now, with summer slowly fading away and autumn coming in with cooler temps and all the beautiful colors of falling leaves. I used a SU! retired Trendy Trees stamp for the images, placing each one on some alternating colored tag punches. I used a piece of kraft that was embossed with an autumn leaves design, and sponged it with antique linen. I matted that with dark brown and added a panel of dsp from the BoBunny autumn paper pad, and added another strip of dsp from the pad for the lower border. The ribbons are all assorted snippets from my stash, while the sentiment is by MFP. The embossed gold flowers were done with a SU! mini punch, and I added some golden Geo Sparkler stickers to the centers.

I'll be sharing this over at the Snippets Playground #145 when the gates open again later today. I just missed the fun by a few hours this week (again!)

Thanks for stopping by and make this a great day!!


Friday, September 12, 2014

FWF Christmas Poinsettia

Here's my card for this week's Unity Friends with Flair challenge. The trio of poinsettias were done with Unity stamps, colored with Copics and embellished with glittered red pearls. I cut a SB poinsettia and tried to color the petals to match the stamped images, but it didn't turn out the way I envisioned it in my mind :) I added a larger glittered pearl to the center, and added a gold sticker sentiment and called this one done.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Friday!


Thursday, September 11, 2014

A Soldier

Here's my card for the Simon Says Stamp "Make your own Background" challenge. I used a retired SU! image, stamping on some rustic cream cardstock and coloring with Copics. The kraft panel was first stamped with a background stamp in basic grey. I didn't like how it turned out, so I decided to emboss it with a SU! square lattice ef. I still wasn't happy with the look so I embossed the flip side with a Darice bricked wall ef, and finally I had something I liked. I sponged it with sand beige ink and randomly used an antique linen distress marker to age it a little bit more. I matted with some navy card stock, and this will go to one of our heroes in my next box going to OWH.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What's Happening?

The SOS #168 challenge this week is "chicken." Use a chicken or other bird image. I used an Inky Antics stamp set for this one, stamping the chick, feed bag and a small pile of hay on the ground. I added random snippets of dsp along with a mini punched banner and brad, and finished off the ends of the dsp strips with a hexagon punch to match the mini banner.

I'm sharing this one over at the Snippets playground #141 since it was made with leftover bits of dsp.

Thanks for checking in and make it a great Wednesday.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

ODBD for OWH September Challenge

Here's my entry for the OWH ODBD September challenge to make your own background. I used the GinaK stamp set Stately Flowers #6 and chose the Mountain Laurel image for the image and background. I stamped the background using Versamark ink, and then stamped the image on white with Memento ink and colored it with Spectrum Noir and Copic markers, and matted with green card stock. I added some green gingham ribbon and some gold stickles to the flower centers and called this one done.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you're having a fabulous Tuesday!


Monday, September 8, 2014

Christmas Cardinal

Hello and a very happy Monday to you. Today I'm sharing a card made with Deedee's digis Christmas Cardinal - a beautiful pre-colored digital image. What I love most about Deedee's digis is how quickly you can put a great card together in such a relatively short time! For this one, I used some retired SU! dsp, a green scalloped banner cut with a PTI die, and added some punched flowers and gemstones, and called this one done! I'm in full Christmas card mode these days as I donate quite a few to nursing homes, so cards like this will be made in duplicate & triplicate in almost no time.

I wanted to give you a quick reminder about Deedee's September digi of the month challenge , where you can earn the October digi set free just by playing along with us in September. The September digi release is available for a ridiculously reasonable price during the month of September too, just in case you didn't play along in August and get it free! Check all the details here. You can also check Deedee's latest release of digi stamps here or in her store here.

Have yourself a fantastic Monday and thanks for checking in!


Sunday, September 7, 2014


I'm playing along with Darnell's NBUS #2 challenge which has a simple rule - use some "never-before-used schtuff." This time around she has 4 fun options which are...

1. Christmas

2. Make two cards using the same stamp

3. Both of the above

4. None of above

I chose option 3 and made two cards using a NBUS stamp that I won in a blog candy package from Mary H. a while back. It's by Stampendous and it's called Manger Scene. I embossed it with gold ep on black, and framed it with a gold embossed mat and put it on some beautiful red glittered dsp my friend Mary Anne shared with me.

This was done with silver embossing and put on some foiled green dsp. The sentiments on both cards were embossed and are from two different SNSS sets. These were both quick and simple cards to put together and now I have two more to add to my stash!

Come play along with Darnell and maybe you'll be one of her lucky winners! I was one of them for her first challenge and loved the prize I received!! I know you have some NBUS in your stash too, so what are you waiting for?! Jump in and have some fun! Go check out Darnell's fun blog and help her celebrate her amazing 600+ followers with another great challenge!

Thanks for checking in today and have yourself a perfect Sunday!


Saturday, September 6, 2014

A Brand New Grandmother

The Tuesday Throwdown #211 this week is "sweet little one." Someone asked me to make a card for a friend of hers that just became a first-time grandmother of a little boy and this is what I came up with.  I used bashful blue and white for the colors. The embossing folder is by SU! and the banner was made of "baby clothes" and banners done with SU! punches. I colored the neutral twine with a Copic marker to match the blue color. The little hearts and star were negatives from die cuts that I save in a tiny jar for embellishments on cards. The congrats sentiment is from SU!, while the Grandma sentiment is from Verve.

So there you have my 2nd post for today. Thanks again for stopping by and make it a wonderful weekend!!


Mod Squad Holiday Card Challenge

Here's my card for this week's Mod Squad challenge - to make a holiday card using vellum & acetate. The snow-swirled tree image was heat embossed with white ep on a piece of pink vellum, and matted with a piece of cranberry card stock. I attached the vellum panel with red and wine colored mini brads, and then added some punched acetate snowflakes attached with white and silver mini brads. The background paper was generously shared with me by a sweet friend, and I loved the non-traditional colors and little Christmas trees in the background, so this card was built around the dsp. I added a piece of snowflake-embossed vanilla card stock with a piece of sheer cranberry ribbon, and some vanilla satin ribbon tied into a knot. The sentiment panel was done with cranberry ink on vanilla, and the ends were done with a mosaic punch.

I may have another card to post later on today, so stay tuned! Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!