Monday, October 31, 2011

Late Night Stampers - Thanksgiving

Happy Monday Stampers!

Can you believe that tomorrow is November?  And that means Christmas is only 2 months away!  Ahhhhh!  How is your shopping coming?  I need to start picking up some things.

Before I share my card for today I need to let you know who the winner is of the free pass for Christmas Dreams.  I used Random Number Generator and here is what it came up with.

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So that means Patrice Herrera is the winner.  Patrice I will send your e-mail address to CherylAnne.  Be looking for an e-mail from her giving you access to the site.  Congratulations!
We have a great challenge at Late Night Stampers this week.  We are to create a Thanksgiving project which can include cards, scrapbooks, home décor, hostess gifts, etc.    I went for a card.  I pulled out my Color Coach and started looking at Thanksgiving colors.  I did not want to use Pumpkin but rather went for other colors.  I looked at So Saffron and it paired it with Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler.  I liked the look and went with those.  Here is what I created.

inside of card

Hope you enjoyed my card today.  I love the color combination.  Thanks for looking and have a Marvelous Monday!


Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Halloween Medallion

Hi Ladies!

Edited to add: I received several e-mails asking how I made the medallion so large (it is actually 9 inches across).  I used 1 sheet of ds paper and cut it at 3 inches.  This gives you 4 strips.  Score each strip every 1 inch and then join the strips as you would for a smaller medallion/lollie.  If you have any other questions, please let me know.

Today is the last day to be included in the drawing for a free pass to Christmas Dream from Stampin Fun and Friends.  Make sure you go to this post and leave me a comment.  I will pick a winner this evening.   

Yesterday was a chilly day.  It rained off and on all day.  The areas around us got a snow storm.  I would have preferred to have the snow but we still have a lot of leaves on trees so we would have probably lost electricity.  Maybe the rain was a blessing after our problems from Hurricane Irene.

My share today is not a card.  It is a Halloween medallion.  Lollies/Medallions are a rage right now.  I saw a UStream where the lady made a large medallion that you could hang on your wall.  I made my own.  This one measures about 12 inches across.  I used some retired paper.  I saw several cards where they used paper to create a skirt for the witch using the Wicked Cool set.  I decided to give it a try for the image on the front of my medallion.  It takes a real knack and I think I need some more practice.  Here is my creation.

close up of medallion

I had fun making this and now I have a wall decor for my house.  Thanks for looking and have a Sensational Sunday!


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Creative Elements

I have my workshop today.  The ladies will be making 2 Fall cards that could be used for Thanksgiving and 2 Christmas cards.  We will have a busy but fun morning doing some fun stamping.

My card today uses the color challenge from Cards and Things

 This was a great color challenge.  I pulled out one of my favorite sets for this card.  Here is what I did with the challenge.

 inside of card


Isn't this just a very pretty card!  Now to see who I am going to send this to!  Thanks for looking and have a Super Saturday!


Friday, October 28, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday - Falling Leaves

Wow we are at the end of another week!  Where does the time go?

I am getting together with one of my best friends today.  We have not seen each other in a couple of months.  We try to get together every couple of months.  We will do some shopping and have a long relaxing lunch.  I am so looking forward to seeing her.

Our sketch at Sketch Frenzy Friday this week was created by Tammy Fite.  This sketch was a little challenging.

 I needed one more card for my workshop this weekend so I decided to use this sketch to create my card.  I wanted to do another fall card so I thought the little leaves in the Falling Leaves set would be perfect.  I decided to turn the squares to form diamonds.  Here is my creation.

 I used the rock-n-roll method on the leaves and then punched them with the postage punch.  I also only used 2 strips of ribbon rather than 3 as the third strip would be invisible.

So are you ready to hop on over to Tammy Baldwin's blog to see what she did with the sketch?  Thanks for looking and have a Fabulous Friday!


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Stampin' Fun and Friends

Christmas Dreams are only a few more day away!

There are only a few more days to take advantage of the early bird registration.  There are some fabulous projects that would make great gift ideas.  Make sure you go over to CherylAnn's blog to get registered.

Want to win a free pass?  I am giving one away.  All you need to do is comment on this post.  I will pick a winner on Sunday evening!


Casing a talented lady

Good Morning Ladies!

I am so far behind that I am barely keeping my head above water so this will be a fast post.

I saw a great card on Kris McIntosh's blog that was gorgeous.  I wanted to use it for my workshop but did not have the image she used or the embossing folder.  I used a different image and embossing folder and here is my case.

 You can't see but the tree is embossed with clear and I added silver pearls in the center of the snowflakes. 

 Hope you enjoyed my card.  Thanks for looking and have a Great Day!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Paper Players Splendor

Hi Ladies!

Quick post as I have another busy day today.

My card today uses the sketch challenge at The Paper Players

Since I needed to make a card for the Late Night Stampers challenge to use a tree or leaf on your card, I decided to use leaves for the flower element.  Here is what I created.


inside of card

I hope you enjoyed my card today.  Sorry to be so short but I am posting this the night before and I am tired.  Thanks for looking and have a Wonderful Wednesday!


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hand Stamped Sentiments - Inspiration week

Hello Ladies!

Today at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a great picture for our inspiration challenge.

When I saw this I was immediately drawn to the pumpkin in the middle and the pine cones on the table.  I immediately thought of the Spice Cake ds paper with the brown striped pattern.  I also wanted to punch some pumpkins.  I set to work and this is what I created.

inside of card

I hope you enjoyed my card today and that you will head over to the Hand Stamped Sentiments blog and join us this week.  Thanks for looking and have a Terrific Tuesday!


Monday, October 24, 2011

Sunny Stampin Morning Challenge 2

Good Monday Morning Everyone!

I had a great time with Zoie this weekend.  I promised to share the hat I made for her with you and I have 2 pictures for you.  If you don't want to see these scroll down to see my card.

Jess had asked me to make some winter hats for Zoie.  She sent me several that she liked but I also went looking and found one that I loved.  I went shopping for yarn so I could make it.  I finished it last week so when Zoie came down we did a modeling job.  Here she is in her hat.

Isn't she just so cute in her hat?  She loved it.

Okay enough with the cute baby stuff let's get on to the card.  We had a new challenge at the Sunny Stampin Chat Room.  We were to use ds paper to make a card and a matching envelope.  I had some of the Paisley Petals paper and decided to use it.  Here is my card and my matching envelope both from the paper.

inside of card and back of envelope

I had a lot of fun with this challenge.  I took an envelope apart to make my template for the envelope.  I really had fun with this challenge.  Have you ever done something like this?  If not why don't you join us and then share your project with us.

Thanks for looking and have a Marvelous Monday!


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Christmas Dreams by Stampin' Fun and Friends

Good Morning Stampers!

 Our next session of Stampin' Fun and Friends will begin on November 8.  As in the past this session will have 15 projects over 15 days.  This session our focus will be all about Christmas Dreams.

 Our projects will focus on gift ideas.  For each project you will get a complete pdf of all the supplies needed and directions to complete the gift.  We also have challenges and have a chat every once in a while and sometimes CherylAnne gives out some trivia prizes.   CherylAnne also has some videos to demonstrate a technique.  We have lots of fun and to give you an idea of what you may have missed in the past, here are my projects from the last session - Autumn Artistry.

a fall banner with lots of punched items to decorate it

 a paper bag mini album

There is early bird registration going on now.  You can go over to CherylAnn's blog and click on the link.  If you register now the cost is $15 - that is only $1 a project.  This is a fabulous deal.

I also get to give away a free pass to the session.  Want to win?  Leave a comment here and tell me the hardest person you have to buy a Christmas present for.  I will choose a winner out of all the comments to receive a free pass to the session.  You have until 9:00 pm on October 30th to comment.  I will announce the winner on Monday Morning.


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Gorwing Green Frayed Ribbon

Happy Saturday!

A quick post as I spent my time playing with Zoie and I am behind now.

My card today uses the sketch at Try Stampin on Tuesday

I loved the look of this sketch and here is my creation based on it.

inside of card

I tried the frayed ribbon technique for the embellishment.  It was interesting to do and I like how it looks.  Hope you enjoyed it also.  Thanks for looking and have a Super Saturday!


Friday, October 21, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday - Halloween

It's Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so excited!  Jess and Zoie are coming for the weekend.  I will have lots of time to play.  I have crocheted Zoie a cute winter hat.  I can't wait to try it on her.  I will try to get pictures to post on Monday.

Friday means Sketch Frenzy Friday's sketch challenge.  Our sketch this week was designed my Tammy Baldwin.

Isn't this a great sketch!  I saw this and knew I wanted to do one more Halloween card before I put my stamps away.  I used the hat from Wicked Cool and the spider and cat from Batty for You.  I punched everything out and layered them.  Here is what my final creation looked like.

inside of card

Isn't this a great card!  I love how it turned out.  So are you ready to see what Sharon did with the sketch?  Head on over to her blog to see what she made.  Thanks for looking and have a Fabulous Friday!       


Thursday, October 20, 2011

A quick and easy card using patterned paper

Happy Thursday Ladies!

It was rainy and dreary yesterday. Perfect day to stay in bed with a good book.  Had a lot to do so I could not take advantage of that.

Another jam packed day today so I will get right to the card.

My card today began with Mary Jo's Techno Stamper sketch challenge.

I went looking for some patterned paper to use and ran across a piece in the Flirtatious Specialty paper and I thought it would be fun to stamp on the paper.  I pulled out my Creative Elements and used the swirl to stamp on the paper.  Then I just added the other paper and the butterfly.  Here is my creation.

inside of card

This is also a blog hop so you can see all the cards that have been made so far.  There are some great ones so check them out and leave them a comment.

Hope you enjoyed my card today.  Thanks for looking and have a Great Day!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Polar Party Clean and Simple

Hello Ladies!

Quick post as I have a million things to do.  My card today uses the Clean and Simple Challenge at The Paper Players .  You also had to make a Christmas Themed card using red and green.  

This is a cute quick card and would be great to mass produce.  Here is what I created.

inside of card

Hope you enjoyed my clean and simple card.  Thanks for looking and have a Wonderful Wednesday!