Friday, November 28, 2014

The Paper Plunge - Mingle

Good Morning Stampers!

I hope everyone had a great day yesterday.  Did you eat lots of turkey?  I was pretty tired at the end of the day.  We had some delicious food and now we have lots of leftovers.  I think we won't have to cook for few days.

Today is the challenge at The Paper Plunge.  This week our challenge is  
  
to make the words speak louder than anything else by making the sentiment the main focus of the project.

There is a set in the Holiday Mini that I knew would be perfect for the challenge.  All I needed to do was design the card.  I decided to use the Northern Flurry embossing folder.  I paired it with the All is Calm ds paper.  Here is what I created for our "Words Speak Loud" challenge.


























inside of card and envelope
















Thanks for visiting me today. We hope you will join us for our challenge this week.  Have a Fabulous Friday!

Robbie

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Treat Cup Turkeys!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone is having a great Thanksgiving with family and friends today.  I am so thankful for each of you visiting my blog each day.  I love sharing my creations with you.  I am sharing a quick idea with you today.

I had this idea to use the treat cups and the feathers bundle to make a turkey.  I saw a few ideas for the face online.  Here is what I created.

 












Aren't these guys cute?  Zoie loved hers and ate the candy right away.  The other I made for as a thank you to the lady who lent me her stamp set and framelits.

I hope you all enjoy your time with family and friends today.  I know I will.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I can't wait to eat turkey, stuffed ham, and pumpkin pie.  Have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Robbie


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines - Trees



Good Morning!

Well are you knee deep in preparations for tomorrow?  We will be baking pies, making our sweet potatoes, and doing the cranberries.  This way we only have a few things to make and we can enjoy the company.  How about you, will you be working on some of your goodies today?

My card today is for the Coloring Down the Line blog hop.  Here are the colors we had to work with this week.




















Here are the Stampin' Up colors we chose to use.














There was a lot of green and brown in our choices this week.  I decided to go looking for a sketch as it may give me some inspiration.  I found a simple one at The Paper Players.














I decided to go with a tree theme on this one.  I used embossing folders for the 2 backgrounds.  The rest came together very quickly.  Here is my version of their sketch.


























inside of card and envelope

















I am curious to see what the other ladies did with these colors.  I wonder how many of them did trees also.  The next stop on the blog hop is Amanda at Our Crafty Playdate.  Hop on over to her blog and check out her interpretation of the colors.

Thanks for visiting me today.  There are a number of places on the East Coast that are supposed to get snow.  Unfortunately we will just get rain.  :(  Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Robbie   

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Curvy Keepsake Box Teacher Gifts

Hello Everyone!

Are you ready for Thanksgiving yet?  I made my stuffed ham ( a Southern Maryland dish) yesterday.  I still want to make my pies.  Since Michaela is the crust person, we will probably make those on Wednesday.  We may try and make the sweet potatoes so all we have to do is heat them up. 

Today I wanted to share the cute Curvy Keepsake scarecrows I made for Zoie's teacher and helper.  I saw several different examples on Pinterest but this one by Becca's Kreations was so cute I had to make my version.  Here is the treat she will take for her teacher and helper tomorrow.















I had fun playing with these cute scarecrows.  Do you have this die?  If not you still have a little time left to get it.  There are so many cute ideas to do with it.

Thanks for visiting me today!  I hope you will come and visit me each day but I know things are hectic with preparations for Turkey day.  Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Robbie

Monday, November 24, 2014

Technostamper - Thanks

Hello Everyone!

I hope you had a good weekend.  Mine went by so fast and I really didn't get anything done.  I am not sure where my time went.

Today is the sketch challenge at Technostamper.  This week our sketch was a little more involved.  Mary Jo gave us one to think about.



I searched high and low for my  Color Me Autumn ds paper.  It is somewhere in my room but since I had to put the organization on hold until after Michaela leaves I could not find it.  That meant I had to revamp my idea.   I decided to use the For All Things stamp set and still do a fall card.  I needed another Thanksgiving card also.  Here is what I created for her challenge.


























inside of card and envelope
















I hope you will head over to Mary Jo's blog - Technostamper to see the other creations.  We would love to have your play along with us this week.    

Today I am dropping Michaela and Josh off at the metro station so they can spend a few days in DC.  Then I am hoping to stuff my ham for Thursday so that is out of the way.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I am hoping to also make a few things to post the rest of the week.  Have a Marvelous Monday.

Robbie

      

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Step It Up Sunday

Hello Everyone!

Well Michaela and Josh made it here okay.  We were all tired so we kept it low key yesterday with a simple dinner.  I am hoping to get some crab meat so we can have crabcakes and steamed shrimp for dinner tonight.  It will depend if the local seafood stores have some. 

Yesterday I shared a simple card.  Today I took that card and stepped it up.  I decided to add some gold glimmer paper instead of the ribbon.  I also used the embossing folder on the card front and punch stars out of the glimmer paper for the sky.  I added some sponging on the edge of the card to make it pop a little.  Here is how I "Stepped Up" yesterday's card.



























inside of card and envelope

















Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you enjoyed my stepped up version today.  Have a Sensational Sunday!

Robbie

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Simple Saturday

Hello Ladies!

This will be short and sweet as I am exhausted.  I got everything done I needed to get done but it is now 11:30 and I have to be up at 4 so I can leave here at 5:15 to go to the airport - we live 2 hours away, ugh.

Today is Simple Saturday.  I create a simple card that will be stepped up tomorrow.  Today's card uses the sketch challenge at Fab Friday    















I thought about what I was going to do all day.  I really did not decide until crunch time what I was going to do.  Here is my simple card for this sketch.


























inside of card and envelope

















Thanks for visiting me today.  Come back tomorrow to see how I stepped up this card.  Have a Super Saturday!

Robbie

Friday, November 21, 2014

Wonderous Star

Good Morning Everyone!

Well today is the last day.  We got a lot done yesterday.  We have to finish today as they arrive tomorrow.  Wish us luck but I really think we will get it done.  The advantage is when we finish a room it is really done.  I am hoping we won't be up late  getting it finished.

Today is The Paper Plunge challenge.  We have had some great entries for our challenges so I am looking forward to seeing our entries each week.

Our challenge this week is to create a clean and simple card.  I started thinking about what I wanted to do when I saw the challenge.  An idea came to me and I just had to find time to make it happen.  I took some time late last night to make my card.  Here is my creation.


























inside of card and envelope
















It is hard to see but there are star snowflakes on the inside and the envelope.  Soft Sky is difficult to photograph.

Make sure you head over to The Paper Plunge blog to see the other creations.  We would love to have you join us this week and play along.   

Thanks for visiting me today.  What kind of clean and simple cards do you like to make?  Have a Fabulous Friday!

Robbie

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Something different today

Good Morning Everyone!

Well I made some major headway yesterday.  I still have a lot to get done but it is better and I can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Today I decided to make a few tags.  I have seen some great ones on Pinterest and I decided to make them using Stampin' Up supplies. 

The first one I saw was an angel made out of fabric.  I used pattern paper to make mine.  I had to improvise on the heart wings as I do not have the heart framelits.

Then I saw 2 cute Snowman tags with a scallop top.  I thought our Scallop Tag Topper punch would be perfect to make my version.

Finally I saw a tag using washi tape.  I decided to us the Angled Tag Topper punch.  I added my washi tape then decided to add the Festival of Trees image.  Here are the 4 tags I created.
























Thanks for visiting me today.  I have several appointments today as well as I need to continue cleaning as well as make my card for tomorrow.  Have a Fabulous Friday!

Robbie

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines - Eleanor

Good Morning Ladies!

Are you staying warm?   Can you believe how cold it got so quickly?  I am snuggled under a blanket to keep warm.  It is supposed to get warmer by the weekend to more normal temperatures. I love snow but I don't like it when I am cold.  I wish we had eased into it a little bit more.

Today is the Coloring Down the Lines blog hop.   This week we had an interesting picture and color combo.













Here are the Stampin' Up colors that go with the picture.











I was not in the mood for a fall card so I decided to use the grays and the yellow.  I went looking for a sketch challenge as I am brain dead with trying to get things set for the visit this weekend.  I found a fun sketch at Creative Challenge Club.

    










I just started playing with the shapes to see what I could come up with.  I chose to use the Everything Eleanor set with the swirl on the oval and the circle stamp with a flower on the top.  I used some ds paper and embossed the one strip.  Now all I need to do is put the card together.  Here is what my final card looked like.






















inside of card and envelope












Are you ready to see what the other ladies created for our challenge?  Hope on over to Carol's blog - Carol's Cards to see what colors she used and what she created.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I have a busy day today.  I will be packing up more stuff today.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday!    

Robbie

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hand Stamped Snow


Hello Stampers!

Well whatever could go wrong yesterday went wrong.  My kitchen faucet broke so I have no water in the kitchen.  I was hauling water from my bathroom into the kitchen to do dishes from dinner.  I have someone coming today to put the new one I bought in.  I have towel racks in the my master bath to fix as the builder did not put them up correctly.  I still have a ton of stuff to get straight in the house.  Last night Jess had the dryer apart as she was cleaning the lint trap and a ton of lint fell back down the tunnel.  And to top it off I was rewinding my show while trying to help her, my dvr froze.  I have no idea what is going on with all the bad luck I have had lately but I am getting a little overwhelmed with all of it.

Today is the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  When I looked at this sketch to work on my card I was surprised as it was very similar to the one from yesterday.  That posed a problem in making sure I did an entirely different card. 
















Since I had made a Christmas card yesterday I thought I would use some of the All is Calm designer series paper and make a winter card.  I pulled out the paper and decided to use the silver and white snowflake paper.  Then I used the snowflake and word from the Snowflake Card thinlit die for the card.  To finish off the card I added a strip of Soft Sky seam binding.  Here is my version of the sketch.


























inside of card and envelope

















Would like to see some other awesome creations?  Head on over to the Hand Stamped Sentiments blog to see what the other ladies created.  We would love to have you join us and play along with our sketch.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I am hoping today will be a better day.   Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Robbie

Monday, November 17, 2014

Technostamper Monday - Get Your Santa On

Happy Monday Everyone!

Yesterday I went back to Ikea to return a cabinet that was too big to get a smaller one.  I also picked up another one for the other wall.  I have someone coming at the end of the week to put them up.  Then I will put it on hold until after Michaela leaves as she and Josh are coming in for Thanksgiving.  I will also be busy this week making cards for my post for while she is here so I don't have to take time away from my visit with them.

My card today is for the sketch challenge from Mary Jo at Technostamper.















I wanted to do a Christmas card using this sketch.  I pulled out my Get Your Santa On set and thought it would be fun to use the fireplace stamp from the set.  I colored the stamped image then fussy cut it out.  I attached it to a Real Red cardstock and fussy cut around it again.  I pulled out the Santa & Co ds paper for the horizontal strip.  I added a layer of the Brights Color Collection pack and my card was complete.  Here is my version of the sketch.



























inside of card and envelope














Make sure you check out the other creations on the Technostamper blog.  I am sure there are some fabulous creations there.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I will be doing some crafting as well as organizing my house for the visit.  Have a Marvelous Monday!

Robbie     

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Step It Up Sunday Sparkle

Good Morning Ladies!

Well yesterday I worked some more in my craft room.  I still have a lot to do so I think I am going to have to put it on hold until after Thanksgiving as I need to get the rest of the house straight before Michaela gets here.  I am bummed as I so wanted it complete.  Oh well, not much I can do about it.

Yesterday I shared a quick and simple Christmas card.  It was cute and could be mass produced quite easily.  Today I took the same card and stepped it up for you.  I add some embossing and the silver glimmer paper.  Not a lot but it really took the card up a notch.  Here is my stepped up card.


























inside of card and envelope

















I have a hint for you.  I love the glimmer paper but I am very stingy with it.  I cut the size rectangle I needed.  Then I used a smaller rectangle framelit to cut out the middle of the piece.  It creates a frame and now I can use the piece that was in the middle for another project.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I am headed to Ikea as I need to take back one of my shelves as it won't fit.  I will pick up the smaller one and I know it will fit.  Have a Sensational Sunday!

Robbie

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Endless Christmas

Hello Everyone!

Wow did it turn cold rather quickly.  We did not have any time to adjust to the temperature change.  Some places are dealing with quite a bit of snow.  Wish we had gotten some here!

I have a quick and simple card for you today.  I wanted a card that could be mass produced in a relatively short amount of time.  This card fits that bill.  Here is my creation.



























inside of card and envelope


















Thanks for visiting me today.  Do you like quick and simple cards?  Share some of yours with me.  Have a Super Saturday!

Robbie

Friday, November 14, 2014

Paper Plunge Friday

Happy Friday Stampers!

Well my refrigerator arrived.  It is nice.  They are coming today to get the old one.  Then I can get back into my stamp room and work some more.  I will be spending a lot of time in there this weekend.

Today is the challenge at The Paper Plunge .  This week our challenge is about what we are grateful for.  This was a tough challenge for me.  I am grateful for so many things - family, friends, being creative - that I wasn't certain how to show this in a card.  I decided to use a sentiment and create a card to send to someone who I value having in my life.  Here is my creation.

  

























inside of card and envelope















The other design team members are also sharing what they are grateful for.  Head on over to The Paper Plunge blog to see what they created to show their gratitude.

Thanks for visiting me today.  Do you have some plans to be creative this weekend?  Make sure you share it with us.  Have a Fabulous Friday!

Robbie    

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Good things at Christmas!



Good Morning Stampers!

Well I spent yesterday making some cards.  I had to make my cards for the New Towne Village group next week.  I also had to make cards for a project as well as my card for today.  I did spend some time talking to Jess about what our next move should be.

Today's card began with the sketch challenge at Around the World Challenges   


I was drawn to these colors when I saw them.  They just said Christmas to me.  I liked the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches














I had not played with their sketches in a while so I decided to use this one for my card today.

I thought of using the Cherry as the small rectangle at the bottom and emboss it with the stars embossing folder.   I then thought that the background needs to be embossed also so I used the same embossing folder.  I then added some Cherry Cobbler baker's twine.  Now I needed to do the main rectangle piece.  I decided to use some trees and sentiment.  The only thing left was the button.  I used some of the gold buttons and my card was done.  Here is my interpretation of both challenges.



























inside of card and envelope

















Thanks for visiting me today.  I need to make a card today and my new refrigerator is being delivered this morning.  It will be hectic here.  Have a Great Day!

Robbie

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines - New Home

Hello Everyone!

Well yesterday was a very productive day!  I was exhausted last night and body is aching.  I got 2 cabinets cleaned out and moved out.  We got a table put together and in place, 2 mini rolling carts, as well as a larger rolling cabinet.  I have a friend coming to get the cabinets this weekend.  While this is not my craft room it is my great room, this will give you an idea of what we were up to yesterday.



















Okay, on to my card.  Today is the Coloring Down the Lines blog hop.  This week our inspiration came from this photo.













Stampin' Up colors











I was really tired last night when I had to make my card.  I decided to try and use the Soft Sky and Pistachio Pudding to create a background.  I started applying the ink and forgot what I had in mind so I had to change my direction.  After I had finished my background I thought I would create a scene using the Festival of Trees and the Holiday Home set.  When all was said and done the card turned out cute.  Here is my creation from the inspiration.

  
























inside of card and envelope
















Are you ready to see what the other ladies did with this challenge?  Hop on over to Amanda's blog - Our Crafty Playdate - to see her interpretation.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I will be working some more in my room as well as I have a dentist appointment.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Robbie

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A Tag Card

Hello Stampers!

I was on the run yesterday.  I had a lot going on.  I spent the day on the road going from one place to another.  I also got bad news from the vet.  Bijou has 4 teeth that are bad and may need to be removed.  Big bucks not to mention what I already paid for her visit yesterday.  Poor thing will be toothless!

While I was looking at the Artisan blog hop I saw a fun card posted by Inge Groot.  I thought it would be fun to make in my workshop.  I love that tag punch and need to use it more often.  This is a simple card and quick to make.  Here is my version of her card.    

inside of card and envelope
















Are you getting tired of Fall cards yet?  I will be making a few more then moving on to Christmas cards.

Thanks for visiting me today.  Today will be an up and down day as I don't know if I will have to go pick up Jess if her truck has to be left overnight.  I am hoping to get a lot done in the craft room as well as make a few cards for the rest of the week.  Have a Terrific Tuesday!


Robbie

Monday, November 10, 2014

Technostamper - Color Me Autumn

Happy Monday Everyone!

Well I can see my table top now.  I also got the drawers out of the tall cabinet and went through them and sorted by items.  Next I need to empty the other cabinet I have.  I am hoping to be able to move the items out so I can put the rest of the items in and start organizing my supplies.

Today is the sketch challenge at Technostamper.  This week Mary Jo added some great elements to use.

   

I modified the sketch just slightly by having my piece right behind the vertical strip go down a little further.  I again did a Fall card as there are not many days left before I will switch to Christmas.

I pulled out some of my Color Me Autumn ds paper for my card.  When I had my leaves done and the pieces laid out, I knew it needed some bling.  I pulled out my gold taffeta ribbon to add that bling.  Here is my finished card for the challenge.



























inside of card and envelope

















Head on over to the Technostamper blog and check out the other creations from the design team.  We would love to have you play along with us.

Thanks for visiting me today.  What will you be doing today?  Have a Marvelous Monday!

Robbie