Sunday, October 31, 2010

Inspired Scarecrow

 Second post, scroll down for the Royal Blog Tour clue!

Happy Sunday Ladies!

I saw a cute scarecrow box on Monica Davis' blog.  I loved it so much that I had to make a card out of it.  It was really easy with no stamping.  I thought he is so cute that we will be making one of these in my monthly workshop next week.  Here is what he looks like

   






















Hope you liked my scarecrow.  Thanks for looking and have a Sensational Sunday!

Robbie

Another Royal Blog Tour Clue

Good Morning Ladies!

I have another clue for you.  I hope you are playing along and trying to solve the riddle.  Here is another clue.



I have a card for later today so check back!


Robbie

Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Royal Blog Tour is 1 Week Away!

Good Morning Ladies,

Sorry I don't have a card today.  My daughter came down yesterday so I ran out of time.  We are going shopping today but she has a party tonight so I am going to try and get a card made to post tomorrow.  While waiting I thought you might be interested in playing the Royal Blog Tour pregame.  Here is the first clue.


 Good Luck and I hope you win!


Robbie

Friday, October 29, 2010

Pink, Pink, Pink - Are you tired of it yet?



Well it is the end of the week.  Do you have some plans for the weekend?  I have finished all my projects for the Royal Blog Tour.  I now have to work on getting my post ready to go.  I have to have it finished by tonight.  Wish me luck!

My card today uses pink again (am I beginning to sound like a broken record?) for the challenge at Late Night Stampers.  I also used Mary Jo's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge         

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I had fun with my card.  I love the scalloped image in Just Believe so I used that as my center image.  I colored it with markers and stamped it on Confetti White cardstock.  I then mounted it on Wild Wasabi and followed the shape to cut the layered piece.  I then had to add my other elements and my card was done.  I used second generation stamping for my border so it wouldn't over power my card front.  Here is what I created.


















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I think this is a very pretty and feminine looking card.  What do you think?  Thanks for looking and have a Fabulous Friday!

Robbie

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pink Week at Late Night Stampers

To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month, Late Night Stampers has a pink challenge.  You were to create a card and use pink.  I have had fun this week with a variety of pinks on my cards.  I hope you have found some inspiration in my posts so far.
This time I combined Pretty in Pink with Early Espresso.  Next to pink and black I love pink and brown.  I used the sketch and technique challenge at Creative Sketches
 











Along with the above sketch you were to use embossing on your card.  I got  a bunch or ribbon in yesterday from the Clearance Rack.  Did you take advantage of the sale?  They had some great deals on their ribbon.  I bought some to use in colors that are current now.  I used a piece on my card today.

I began by using a marker to color the bottom part of the bouquet from Wedding Sweet and I stamped it in the bottom corner.  Next I needed to add my embossing.  I took my idea from the sketch as to how to do my embossing.  I cut some chipboard in strips and taped them to the embossing folder.  I put my cardstock inside and ran it through the Big Shot and it embossed only where the chipboard was.  After that I stamped my flower and shaped element and cut them out.  The only thing left was my sentiment.  I created that shape by using the curly label punch on the ends and then using the corner rounder to round the ends.  I sponged my shape and applied to the card front with dimensionals.  Here is what I created.


































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I have been busy creating my cards for the Royal Blog Tour.  I hope you will join us as there are some fantastic blogs that will be part of the tour.  Thanks for looking and have a Great Day!

Robbie

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

15 Minute Inspiration Challenge

Happy Wednesday!

I have tried to do the 15 minute challenge at Stamp-a-holics when I can.  I think it is fun but I rarely even finish my project within  the time frame.  Today's card was no exception.  I always start with good intentions but for some reason something goes wrong and it messes up my time.  Oh well, it is a challenge to me anyway.     

This week was an inspiration challenge.  We had this beautiful picture as our inspiration.

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I saw the colors Daffodil, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, and Bravo Burgundy.  I wanted to create a silhouette type image for the card so I stamped my image from Just Believe in Staz-On Black.  Next I started with my Daffodil and I tried sponging on the color.  This was not giving me the intensity I wanted so I switched to my sponge daubers.  This was better but I had to be careful to avoid the circle you get if you press to hard when you have inked your dauber.  I continued with the Daffodil until I was happy with my color. 

Next I used Pumpkin and used the same procedure.  When I was happy with the color I repeated with Cajun Craze and then finally with Bravo Burgundy.  When I was done it still seemed to need something to me so I used my Black and the procedure to apply color to the corners. 

I think I need to practice more on my sponging as my colors don't blend very well.  If anyone has any hints I would welcome them.  Here is my creation.























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I actually like the inside better than the outside.  :)  Thanks for looking and have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Robbie

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pink Cottage Garden

I played again with the pink challenge at Late Night Stampers.  This time I used the sketch challenge at Stamping 411.  

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There isn't anything unusual about my card do I am going to skip the chit chat.  Here is my creation.























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Hope you enjoyed my creation today.  Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Robbie

Monday, October 25, 2010

Think Pink at Late Night Stampers

This week at Late Night Stampers we are bringing awareness to Breast Cancer by devoting our cards to pink.  You are to use lots of pink on your cards.  This is right up my alley as I love pink!

I began with the sketch challenge at Cards and Things.














I then used my Color Coach and found that Blushing Bride and Regal Rose were a good combination so I went with it.  I added some ds paper in Melon Mambo to the top.  I stamped the poppy flower in Friends Never Fade in Blushing Bride and Regal Rose.  I then mounted all the flowers on Melon Mambo.  I embossed the bottom half of my card with the Polka Dots embossing folder.  All it needed was some pearls and ribbon.  Here is my creation.














     



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Hope you enjoyed my card today.  Pull out your pinks and create a card to send to a friend.  What a great way to celebrate all the women in your life.  Thanks for looking and have a Marvelous Monday!

Robbie

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fall Blossoms



Good Sunday Morning to You!

Well after I cleaned up from our Christmas stamp-a-stack yesterday I played just a little.  I needed to make a card for today.  I went looking for a color challenge and found one I wanted to play with at The Color Dare     

Color Dare #81
Peach Parfait
Rich Razzleberry
Sahara Sand
 I saw a great sketch challenge at Card Scraps

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that I wanted to use so all I needed was a stamp set.  I pulled out my catalog and when I saw Apple Blossoms I knew it would work perfectly.

I flipped the sketch and I just realized I forgot the ribbon but I don't think it would have worked.  My card is pretty self explanatory I will save the chit chat.  Here is my creation.


















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Hope you enjoyed my card today.  Thanks for looking and have a Sensational Sunday!

Robbie

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Chocolate Baroque

As you read this we are busy working on our second set of Christmas cards.  When the ladies finish, they will have 20 cards completed and ready to be mailed.

My card began with the color challenge from Picture Perfect Creations.

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I combined it with a sketch challenge I found at Butternut Sage Designs.  I did not make the deadline before the upload expired.

I thought it would be fun to take the 3 panels and look at it as 1 panel, stamp an image, and then cut it into 3 panels.  I chose to use Baroque Motifs and create the enter image.  I second generation stamped the swirl then added the flowers.  I used my marker to color the pearls but it didn't work very well.  I will need to find out some tips that will make it work better.  The rest is pretty easy to figure out from the card.


















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Hope you found some inspiration from my card.  Thanks for looking and have a Super Saturday!

Robbie

Friday, October 22, 2010

Turquoise Snowflake



It's Friday!!!!!!!!!!!  Do you have some plans for the weekend?  My daughter is coming to visit and I have my second session of my Christmas stamp-a-stack.  We will be having fun making Christmas cards on Saturday.  Why don't you pull out your Christmas sets and make some too.

For my card today I used the sketch challenge from Mary Jo's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge

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This was an interesting sketch but you know me, I modified it a bit to fit my needs.  I used some of our new Designer Series paper you can get my color collections.  This is a fabulous deal if you are looking for some designer paper.

I thought it would be fun to use a nontraditional color to stamp a snowflake.  I chose the largest image from Serene Snowflakes.  I don't think I have ever used this stamp.  After I stamped it I added some rhinestones to give it some bling.  Here is my creation.


















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Hope you enjoyed my card today.  Thanks for looking and have a Fabulous Friday!

Robbie

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Square Christmas

Good Morning Ladies!

I have another square card for you today.  I even made it another Christmas card. 

I began with the color challenge from the Stamps-a-holics.  You were to use Early Espresso, Poppy Parade, and Very Vanilla.  I also pulled out some of my Deck the Halls designer series paper.  I used a 4 1/4" square card.  I also used the Tags Till Christmas and inked it up with markers.  I punched it out with the Decorative label punch and then punched a couple of them with Poppy to layer behind the sentiment.  My creation is pretty self explanatory so here it is.





    












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So have you started making your Christmas cards yet?  Christmas will be here before you know it.  Thanks for looking and have a Great Day!

Robbie

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A New Ribbon Treatment


         

Well it is the middle of the week and things have been hectic at my house.  How about at your house?
Today's card uses the color challenge from Creative Sketches.  You were to use Always Artichoke, Marina Mist, and Soft Suede.

I combined it with the sketch challenge from The Paper Players
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I did flip the sketch so I could make it work for me.  I chose to use Just Believe and used markers to color it.  I then matted it.  I have a ton of paper from the Deck the Halls designer series paper that I had to buy for my Christmas stamp-a-stack.  I thought it would be great if I could use it for non Christmas cards.  I chose 2 papers that did not appear to be Christmas.  Once I had all my layers decided it still needed something, so I tried a different ribbon technique.  What do you think of my ribbon technique?   






















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I hope you liked today's card and my ribbon technique.  Thanks for looking and have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Robbie

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Let it Snow!




Hello Ladies!
I got a chance to play yesterday and I made such a sparkly card.  I saw the sketch challenge at Stamping 411
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and thought it would be fun to use it as a square card since that is the challenge at Late Night Stampers.  Since I used 2 shades of blue it also fits the Just Add Blue challenge at Just Add Ink.       

My card base is Crumb Cake and is 4 1/4" square.  I added a layer of Not Quite Navy that I stamped with Whisper White Craft and embossed with Iridescent Ice.  The main image panel is stamped with Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, and Versamark and embossed with Iridescent Ice.  I added some tinsel ribbon at the bottom.  As a finishing touch I stamped Simple Snowflake and embossed with Iridescent Ice then punched it with the Snowflake punch.  I then layered the 3 snowflakes and added a silver brad.  Here is what my creation looks like.

  





















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Hope you enjoyed today's card.  Thanks for looking and have a Terrific Tuesday!

Robbie


Monday, October 18, 2010

Non Traditional Christmas Colors



Happy Monday Everyone!

Did you all do something fun over the weekend?  The weather was beautiful.  I cut my grass yesterday.  I am hoping that I won't have to do that too many more times.  :)

This week at Late Night Stampers the challenge is make square cards.  I don't often make square cards as I just don't think of it.  This week though I will have several for you.

My square card today uses the color challenge from Card & Things           

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When I saw these colors I immediately thought of the background stamp I got that I had not used yet.  It is a beautiful stamp but it is also challenging to figure out how to use it.  When I looked at the stamp I saw the stamp as Crumb Cake, the wreath around the number as Blushing Bride, and the 25 as Poppy Parade.  I used the pad to color as much of the image with Crumb Cake as I could.  I know I could color over it with Poppy and it would be fine, but the Blushing Bride would not cover it so I colored the area around the wreath with the Crumb Cake marker and the wreath with Blushing Bride.  I stamped it and then cut it down. 

I wanted to add the new tinsel ribbon so I punched a hole in the circle underneath the 25 and wrapped the tinsel through and tied it around the card.  Next I inked the 25 up with Poppy and stamped it on another piece of paper and punched it out.  I then punched a Poppy circle and mounted the 25 on it.  I popped this with dimensionals.  I then needed to stamp my sentiment in the frame at the top.  After layering it on Blushing Bride I added 2 Blushing Bride glitter brads and added the layer to the card.  Here is my creation.





















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Hope you liked my creation today.  I am thinking of using this as a workshop card but using Blushing Bride in place of the Poppy.  What do you think?  Thanks for looking and have a Marvelous Monday!

Robbie

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Autumn Splendor Again




Hello Ladies!

I was checking out my challenge blogs yesterday and it seems that everyone is doing color challenges and they seem to be almost the same.  There was a run on Poppy Parade, Chocolate Chip, and Very Vanilla this week.  lol

I chose the color challenge at The Color Dare.  They added in Pear Pizzazz which I thought was fun.  I used the sketch challenge at Sketch Frenzy Friday.  I liked the diagonal element for some reason.

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 With the colors being fall looking my card also fits the fall challenge at Stampin' B's Design Team.
 I pulled out my favorite autumn set right now, Autumn Splendor.  Are you getting tired of seeing it?  I began my stamping my background with leaves in all 3 colors.

Next I used my sponge dauber to apply ink to my vanilla paper.  Then I stamped my leaf in gold and used gold embossing powder.  I had my leaf all cut out and did not like it so I decided to stamp and gold emboss a leaf in all 3 cardstock colors.  I then cut them out.

Next I had to make my tag.  I chose the sentiment from Day of Gratitude and used markers to color it.  I stamped it on my vanilla and then cut out my tag.  All that was left was to decide on my layers and where to place my leaves.  Here is what I created.




 










           











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For the leaves inside, I colored the stamp with my sponge dauber and ink.  I really like how it turned out don't you?  Thanks for looking and have a Sensational Sunday!

Robbie



Saturday, October 16, 2010

Paisley Christmas

Another quick post today as we are traveling back home.

I used the color challenge at  Picture Perfect Creations  

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and the sketch challenge at  Hand Stamped Sentiments  

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I chose the top sketch.  I stamped my center tree with Artichoke and then made a mask.  I inked up the tree with Celery and then used the Razzleberry pad to rock and roll the edges.  I stamped this on one side and then cleaned the stamp and repeated for the other side.  I then layered this onto the 3 colors of cardstock.

Then I inked the leaf with Celery and rolled the edges with either Artichoke or Razzleberry.  I also used the edge of the pad to add some color in various spots on the leaf.  I stamped this on my background and repeated until I had the whole area covered.  I then started adding my layers.

See my ribbon and the cool way it is applied.  That was an idea I saw on Kimberly Van Diepen's blog Stampin' by the Sea.  Basically you apply a strip of sticky tape and then stick one end of your ribbon to the sticky strip at a diagonal (if you look at my card you can see the tail of my ribbon is down and it goes up across the sticky strip).  Then you take the ribbon and fold it down across the sticky strip so the ribbon forms an upside down V.  Then fold your ribbon up across the sticky strip (this will give you a V).  You repeat this procedure until you have covered all your sticky strip with ribbon.  Kimberly has a great tutorial if you are a visual person like me.  Here is my creation.


Hope you liked my card.  Thanks for looking and have a Super Saturday!

Robbie
 

Friday, October 15, 2010

Red and Black Charming


   



As you read this I am in Pennsylvania at the cross stitch show.  My sister and I decided to check it out since we both like the company that is sponsoring it.  I also have a post ready for tomorrow and we will be home during the day on Saturday so I can have a post for Sunday.
I began with the color challenge at The Paper Players

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I had not played with Mary Jo's sketch challenge at Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge so I decided to use her sketch for my card.

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I stamped the frame from Matchbox Messages and then using markers colored the flower sprig from Charming.  I stamped the sprig inside the frame and mounted it.  Next I cut a scalloped circle and then embossed it with the polka dot embossing folder.  All that was left was the layering and ribbon.  Here is my creation.























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Hope you liked my creation today.  Thanks for looking and have a Fabulous Friday!

Robbie

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Playing with a winter scene


Well one more work day and then the weekend.  Do you have plans?  I am going to the cross stitch show in Pennsylvania with my sister.  Not sure if I will get anything or not but you never know.


My card today uses a sketch from a blog that is just starting to have challenges.  I visit her blog every day and I thought it would be fun to play along with her.  Donna at Butternut Sage Designs had a design that had the stipulation of no embellishments.  I thought about this and how I could do make a card without embellishments and decided that a scene would work.

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I thought it would be fun to use the Lovely as a Tree group of trees and make it look like they are in the background of a snowy scene.  I used a third generation stamping of the trees in Always Artichoke.  I then sponged the edges with Bashful Blue and added some Marina Mist in each of the corners.  I took a post-it note and ripped the sticky edge and used it to sponge Bashful Blue on the bottom to represent mounds of snow.  Using the stamp with 3 snowflakes from Serene Snowflakes I used second generation stamping to add snowflakes.  I then went back and added a few snowflakes without off stamping.

I determined my layers and cut my cardstock.  I layered all my pieces and then added some Dazzling Diamonds with the glue pen.  I also highlighted some of the snowflakes using my gel pen.  It is really sparkly.  Here is my finished creation.


















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So, what do you think of my card?  I really like how it turned out don't you.  Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Robbie