Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Trees, trees, trees

Hello Everyone!

I hope you enjoyed yesterday.  We got some rain in the afternoon but not as much as I would have liked.  It was gentle and would have been nice to be a little bit harder and longer. 

My card today began with the sketch challenge at Creative Challenge Club.

    













I thought it would be fun to make a Winter card using this sketch.  I pulled out my trees stamp and punch as well as the Santa ds paper.  I also used the tree embossing folder.  I really like how this turned out.  It is simple but cute.  Here is my interpretation of the sketch.



























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Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you enjoyed my creation.  Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Robbie

Monday, September 29, 2014

TechnoStamper Fall



Hello Everyone!

Yesterday was a gorgeous day.  The Baby Shower was held at the winery my best friend helps run.  It was outside in a pavilion and it was perfect.  The mother-to-be got lots of cute things.  I loved seeing my best friend and we will be seeing each other again in the next few weeks.

My card share for today is for  Mary Jo's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.  This week she went with an angled main panel for a little fun.

    












When I saw the sketch, I thought of fall leaves and the champagne shimmer paper.  I pulled out my Color Me Autumn ds paper for the background.  Here is my interpretation of her sketch.



























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I hope you will hop over to the Mary Jo's blog - TechnoStamper to see what the other design team members created.  Then grab your supplies and join us.  We would love to see what you would make using this sketch.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I will be playing this afternoon so I can get some cards made for the next few days.  Have a Marvelous Monday!

Robbie    

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sppoky Framed House

Good Morning Everyone!

Today I am on my way to a baby shower.  My best friend's son is expecting their first child.  This will be her first grand child.  It is a boy.  I am so excited for her!

Before I left for California I was looking at my folder on Pinterest.  I chose several of them to CASE with my twist.  I saw a card by Nancy at iguanastamp that I wanted to try doing but use a Halloween scene.

 To start I masked off a rectangle on the card front.  I then used sponges to create a night scene.  I cut a house from Basic Black cardstock and glued it in the lower right corner of the scene.  I stamped some bats and my scene was done.  To add my twist, instead of just drawing a rectangle frame around the card, I used my rectangle framelits and cut the center from another piece of card stock.  I then used the Project Life pens and drew a frame around the cut out.  I attached it to the card front with dimensionals.  To finish it off, I colored some pearls with a marker and placed them in the upper left and lower right of the frame.  Here is my creation.



























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Thanks for visiting me today.  Are you getting tired of seeing my Halloween cards?  Have a Sensational Sunday!

Robbie

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Starburst Sunflower

Happy Weekend Everyone!

I had a good meeting yesterday.  I still have some more planning to do but I am headed to another new venture for me.  I am hoping it will be easy to plan and set up but not sure.

My card today was another card I found on Pinterest.  Wendy Weixler had created a card that was fun so I decided to do my interpretation of it.

I used a different stamp set and I also decided to use some of my Naturals White card stock.  I have had this for quite a while and forget to bring it out to use.  I think the starburst would be better if it had been embossed.  Here is my version of her card.  I was going for a fall theme.





















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Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope my card looked somewhat like Black Eyed Susan's.  I love them in the fall.  Have a Super Saturday!

Robbie




Friday, September 26, 2014

A New Venture for me

Happy Friday Stampers!

I hope you have some fun plans for the weekend.  I have an envelope punch board class tomorrow.  We are going to make a couple of cards and learn how to use it for something other than an envelope.

Today is the beginning of a new venture for me.  A friend of mine wanted to start a new challenge blog.  She asked me to join her.  We then asked some of our other friends whom we met online to join us.  We have a great team and there will be some awesome projects each week.  We hope you will come over to The Paper Plunge and check out our creations.

Our first challenge is all about Fall.  There are so many images that come to mind when I hear Fall - pumpkins, leaves, chilly weather, and warm comfort food.  For our first challenge I wanted to do something special so I thought it would be fun to do a side step card.  I used the new Holiday Home stamp set as well as some punches and the leaves die.  I also wanted to add some bling so I did it with the top of the acorn.  Here is my creation.


  

















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I hope you enjoyed my card today.  Make sure you head on over to The Paper Plunge to see the other creations created by the design team.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I have a busy day scheduled with a meeting also.  Have a Fabulous Friday!

Robbie  

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Stampin' Up watercolor background

Hello Stampers!

Well I did not get as much done as I had hoped yesterday.  I had some errands to run and then Jess and I had to go grocery shopping.  Needless to say that took longer than we had wanted.

My card today was another one I saw on Pinterest.  Pam Steckman shared a card where she created the background using a video from Stampin' Up.  I wanted to see if I could use the idea to create a Halloween background.

I followed the directions from the video but my background did not turn out very well.  Usually I don't share my flops but just tell you about it.  I did take a picture and will share it with you so you can see I don't always have success the first time.  Here is the picture of my flop.






















The original video used Whisper White cardstock.  I decided to do the same technique but this time use watercolor paper.  It was much more successful the second time.  I don't know why it didn't work like the video with the Whisper White cardstock.  I want to keep playing with this idea to see if I can get it to work with the Whisper White.  I have some ideas to try I just hope it works.

After switching to the watercolor paper, I like the way it turned out.  Here is my card with the new background.




     






















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I love the look of the background.  I used some retired ds paper for my envelope.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I am headed to the yarn store for a while to see my friend and knit.  Have a Great Day!

Robbie

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Kinda Eclectic Coloring Down the Lines

Hello Everyone!

I am exhausted from our trip.  We did not get home until 1 this morning.  I will be very lazy today.

I had another card on my Pinterest board that I thought I would be fun to do.  The original card was created by Tina Gillespie 

I decided to use our Coloring Down the Lines blog hop to make her card.  Our picture this week was chosen by Sandy.















Stampin' Up Color matches











There were some great colors in this picture.  It was hard to choose which one to use.  I ended up using most of them.  Here is my creation using these colors.



























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Want to see what the other ladies created using these colors?  Head on over to the next blog on our hop - Amanda at Our Crafty Playdate - to see what she did with these colors.     

Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope to get some time to play today as I have missed my paper.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Robbie

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Hand Stamped Park Lane

Hello stampers!

We are traveling all day today.  That is the disadvantage of flying from the west coast to the east coast. After we land we then have a 2 hour ride home. It will nice to be in my own bed tonight. I did find out my dog has had a hard time with me being gone this time. I guess I will need to make sure whomever keeps her again that they spend some time there with her.

Our challenge for Hand Stamped Sentiments this week was a sketch challenge.



This was a clean and simple sketch this week so I decided to pull out my designer series paper for this one.  I love the new Blackberry Bliss and Daffodil Delight together.  I found the Park Lane ds paper that would be perfect for this sketch.  Here is my interpretation of the sketch.





 
















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Make sure you head over to the Hand Stamped Sentiments blog to see what the other design team members created.  I am sure there is some fabulous eye candy for you.

Thanks for visiting me today.  What new color is your favorite?  Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Robbie

Monday, September 22, 2014

Technostamper Thinking of You

Happy Monday Everyone!

We'll this is our last day in California.  We have had a great time and quite a bit in the few days we were here.  It will be nice to get home and back to a schedule.

My card today is for my design team commitment at Technostamper.  Mary Jo at Technostamper had a great sketch challenge.



I really had to think about this one as the sketch was a little involved.  Here is my interpretation of the sketch.


















inside of card and envelope













Thanks for visiting me today.  Take some time and enjoy the beautiful weather as we don't know how much longer we will have it.  Have a Marvelous Monday!

Robbie

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Happy Halloween stripes

Good Morning Ladies!

This will be quick as it is late here.

I had pinned a card on Pinterest by Jackie Bolhuis  I decided to CASE the card but use Halloween colors.  Here is my version of her card.



























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I thought I had lost this as I was using my iPad.  Typing on it is hard and I hit the wrong button.  I didn't save it so I just clicked off and got Jessica's laptop. It was still there so I was glad.

Thanks for visiting me today.  It will be a low key day today as we need a day to just chill.  Have a Sensational Sunday!

Robbie

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Jess' birthday card


Hello Everyone!

I managed to have both of my girls 4 years apart but only 1 week apart in the month of September.  Jess's birthday was yesterday but I did not want to post her card then in case she decided to sneak a peek at my blog.  We are supposed to go out for dinner tonight to celebrate both of their birthdays.

Jess loves butterflies.  Whenever I can, I use butterflies on her card.  Loll Thompson had a beautiful card that I wanted attempt to make since I did not have the same supplies.  She had used a stencil to sponge on a square background.  I did not have a similar stencil so I pulled out some of my drywall tape that I have not used in years.  I was surprised it turned out so I will be using this idea in future cards.  I had a die of a gorgeous butterfly so I decided to  use it for her card.  Here is my in interpretation of her card.













 













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Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you will check out Pinterest and find a card that inspires you and make your version of it.  Have a Super Saturday!

Robbie

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Michaela's Birthday card

Hello Stampers!

Today we are headed to Disneyland.  Last year when we went to California we took Zoie and she loved it.  We decided to go again but spend a longer time this time.

I have another card from my Pinterest board today.  Diana Nyugen was another card I had pinned.  She made an elegant card that I wanted to make my version of.   Since Michaela's birthday was last week I decided to make a card and take it with me rather than send it.  I loved Diana's card as it was very feminine and perfect for Michaela.  Here is my version of her card.



























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Thanks for visiting me today.  I am sure you have some fun plans for yourself today.  Have a Fabulous Friday!

Robbie

Tag turned card

Hello Everyone!

Well I am on my way to California!  I am excited to see Michaela.  I have not seen her in a long time and it will be nice to catch up with her.

I used last week to check out my Pinterest page for cards I liked.  I decided to use some of them for inspiration for my blog.

I saw a cute tag at Rachel Tessman's blog - Stamp your Art Out.  She had used it to go on treat bags.  I thought it would be cute on a card so I set about making my version.

Since she had made a tag and I wanted to use it on a card I knew I would need a background.  I made the tag similar to hers then decided to use the Chevron embossing folder to emboss the back layer.  I then attached the burlap ribbon and added the tag on top.  The panel was then added to the card base.  I needed a sentiment so I pulled out my Alphabet Rotary Stamp and decided to use the sentiment "Pumpkin Time".  Here is my version of her tag.






      




















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My posts will be quick over the next few days.  I am doing them on Wednesday evening when I should be packing so I am not spending time chatting.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I may use this card in my workshop in October as it is a quick and easy card.  Have a Great Day!

Robbie

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines Bloom

Hello Stampers!

Well what is on your schedule for today?  I am hoping to get over to the yarn shop to see my friend and I have to pack.  I will need to get to bed fairly early as we have a very early flight and we live 2 hours from the airport.  That is okay as we will get to California early afternoon.

Today is our Coloring Down the Lines blog hop.  I chose the picture today.















Stampin' Up color matches










I was drawn to the lovely pinks in these flowers.  Pink is my favorite color!  When I began to work on my card and I looked at the picture I immediately thought of the Blended Bloom stamp.  I stamped the image on a piece of Very Vanilla then used markers to color it in.  I used the picture to help me color mine as close to the original as I could.  After it was done I need my card base.  I decided to stamp the bloom using the different colors I had used to color mine.  I was going for a subdued background look but I think it would have been better if I had used second and third generation stamping for the background.  After I had it done, I laid my layer on the card base.  It needed something and I had a piece of silver glimmer paper on my desk from a previous project.  I added it at the bottom and liked the look.  Here is my final creation.






















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Are you ready to see what the other ladies created using my picture?  Head on down the lines to Amanda's blog - Our Crafy Playdate  to see how she interpretted the picture.

Thanks for visiting me today.  Wish me luck that I get everything done I want to do today and I can get to bed early.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Robbie

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Everything Fancy Fold


Hello Stampers!

I had another productive day yesterday.  I finished making my Project Life page for the Baby Wearing Giveaway, finished the cards for my design team commitment, and made my projects for my Envelope Punch board class for when I get back.  The next 2 days I will spend working on my posts and scheduling them for when I am gone and writing up the tutorials for the design team projects.  I am feeling good about all I have done the past few days.

My card today is for a color challenge I found and wanted to try.  Just Add Ink had some fun colors that I wanted to play with.

    






I thought it would be fun to use a fancy fold card I ran across a few months ago.  Someone in one of my forums shared a Lever card.  I went searching for a tutorial and found one at SplitcoastStampers.  I wanted my inside piece to be a little smaller so I had to play with the second piece.  I have to admit it took me quite some time to get it figured out.  I tried several things until I finally found one that worked.  Here is my fancy fold creation.



























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card opened and envelope















I really like this fold but need to work some more on the inside piece.  If anyone has the info for the inside panel I would love it if you would share it with me.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I am hoping to have a productive day on the computer today.  Wish me luck!  Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Robbie

Monday, September 15, 2014

Dryer Sheet Snowflakes

Good Morning!

Well it is the beginning of the week.  Our weather has been cool lately.  I wonder if it will stay like this or if we will go back to warm and humid.  Yesterday was another great day I made 9 cards.  I was on a roll and I am all set for quite some time. 

One of the cards I made on Saturday was for Mary Jo's Monday Lunchtime sketch challenge.  As usual we have a fun one.   















I am a member of SUDSOL and last week they had a dryer sheet technique challenge.  I decided to use this technique for my card today.  You can't tell from the photo but the dryer sheet square has dazzling diamonds on it so it is sparkly.  I also spritzed the card with shimmer spray.  Here is my interpretation of the sketch.



























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If you want to see some other awesome creations, head on over to Mary Jo's blog to see what the other design team members came up with.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I have a few more projects to get finished before I leave so I will be working on them today.  Have a Marvelous Monday!

Robbie  

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Color Me Scattered


Hello Stampers!

I am so excited!  I had a very, very, very productive stamping day yesterday.  As you know I am headed to California at the end of this week.  I knew I would need some goodies to post for you while I am gone.  That means I need to work ahead.  I made a list of all I had to get done and yesterday I was able to make 6 - yes I said 6 - cards.  I had pinned lots of cards on my Pinterest board that appealed to me for one reason or another.  I used some of those cards and modified them - either through using different colors or different sets - to make my cards.  I am so excited as I have lots more cards than I need for while I am gone but that means when I get back I won't have to work my fingers to the bones to get cards made.  Now you see why I am excited.  I plan on making more cards today for the challenge posts I have to do while I am gone.

Ok on to today's card.  I went looking at my challenge blogs and found several of them that I liked.  One of them was the sketch challenge at Try Stampin on Tuesday.  
















I got a stamp set at Convention and I have to admit it is not an easy set to use.  I decided to see if I could use it for this sketch.  I did have to flip the sketch to get it to work for me.  Here is my interpretation of the sketch.






















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I recently got the Color Me Autumn wash tape and I pulled it out to use on this card.  I like the way it looks with the designer series paper.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I will be by myself again tomorrow so I should get a lot done again.  Have a Sensational Sunday!

Robbie

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Freshly Made Autumn

Hello Everyone!

Well I was able to get several cards made yesterday even though I had Zoie.  I was glad as I am trying to work ahead for the upcoming week.

I decided to use some challenges I found.  The first one I found was a clean and simple sketch at Freshly Made Sketches  





 







I again went with the Color Me Autumn ds paper.  I love this paper and I will soon be switching to winter cards so I want to use most of it up.  I loved the simplicity of this sketch.  Here is my interpretation of this sketch.



























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So what you favorite ds paper?  There are some gorgeous ones out there.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I should be able to get more done today as I will not have Zoie by myself.  Have a Super Saturday!

Robbie