Saturday, October 25, 2014

Belated Birthday Wishes

I took a break from Christmas card making with today's card which is for the October Viva la Verve Sketch Week 4 sketch challenge. I have found that the secret to getting all the sketches for the month completed is to get them done on the weekend after they are posted on Friday. If I wait to later on the week, time seems to get away from me. Of course that is not always possible but it is definitely working for me this month.

I stamped the large cupcake from the Verve Small Packages set, colored with Copic markers and fussy cut out. I also stamped the small cupcake and pennant from the same set, cutting out with the matching Cupcake Frame Die set and then colored with Copics as well. After wrapping twine around the largest cupcake, I clustered all the stamped pieces together on a circle, placing dimensional dots underneath all. After stamping the sentiment onto the patterned paper strip, I added a few enamel dots.

Products: Verve stamps and dies, Fancy Pants and Avery Elle dp, PTI cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, MFT die, Copic Markers
Copics: Large Cupcake-B0000, B000, B01, B04; Small Cupcake-RV00, R81, R83, R85; Cupcake Liners-Y0000, Y11, Y13; Pennant-YR01, YR12, YR14, YG0000, YG01, YG13

Have a great weekend! It's football Saturday here again so I hope to get a few crafty things done while watching games.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

{Purple Onion Designs} A Charming Winter Stamp Giveaway!

Exciting news. Purple Onion Designs has a new Stacey Yacula collection called "A Charming Winter" which will be available for sale on Wednesday, October 29th. Trust me, you are going to want these stamps! I've been working, working, working on projects as is the whole design team!

Want a chance to win these new stamps? Of course you do! See the details on the Purple Onion Designs blog as well as the Stacey Yacula Studio blog.

Good luck!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Give Thanks

I have another Thanksgiving card for you today. It's one of my very favorite holidays as it is all about food and family. And trust me, after dieting since June I am all about the delicious-and-a-little-less-healthy-food for a very welcome change!

I stamped the image from the Purple Onion Designs Doodle Frame-Pumpkins set onto Copics X-Press It card stock, colored with Copic Markers and then fussy cut out. I wrapped cording around the patterned panel  and added a cluster of leaves cut with the Paper Smooches Large Leaves Dies anchored with a button. I stamped the sentiment from the same set onto Smoke Gray card stock and also fussy cut out. All the patterned came from the Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather pad.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Lawn Fawn dp, PTI cs and button, Simon Says cs, Hemptique cord, Paper Smooches dies, Copic Markers
Copic: Pumpkin-YR20, YR23, YR24, YR27, Y15, W00, E81, E84, G20, G43, G46; Frame-W00, W1, W1

You can see this card along with a bunch more at the Purple Onion Designs blog.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Star of Wonder

Today's card is for the October Viva la Verve Sketch Week 3 sketch.

All those circles in the sketch threw me at first. I thought of several ways to use them, finally discarded all ideas and went back to my original thought. I first cut the background panel from Bazzill Basics Textured card stock using a Lil Inker Designs Stitched rectangle. I also cut the diagonal piece from Hawaiian Shores card stock and then stamped the sentiment from the Verve Star of Wonder set. Apparently this set is retired because I couldn't find it in the Verve shop. I hope not though as it is one of my favorite sets. I cut the various stars from Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse and Poppy Red card stock scraps using the Verve Starry Die set. And since I can't seem to make a card without using some type of embellishment, I topped the stars with pearls.

Products: Verve stamp and dies, PTI and Bazzill cs, Kaisercraft pearls, Simon Says ink

Have a great week!

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

O Holy Night

I have another Christmas card today that I created for the current Merry Monday Silent Night (#130) Challenge.

This challenge gave me a great excuse to break out my new Paper Smooches A Blessed Christmas stamp set. I stamped the angel onto Neenah Classic Crest Natural White card stock, cut out with the matching Blessed Icons Dies and colored with Copic Markers. I cut the old world city from muted gold card stock from my stash using the Paper Smooches Cityscape 1 Die. I attached both to a panel cut from October Afternoon patterned paper using a Lil Inker Designs Stitched die. The sentiment was stamped with Stampin' Up Midnight Muse ink onto a circle cut a My Favorite Things Pierced die. Both the angel and sentiment were attached with dimensional dots. Ranger Patina and Diamond Stickles were added to the angel wings.

Products: Paper Smooches stamps and dies, October Afternoon dp, Neenah cs, Ranger Stickles, My Favorite Things die, Stampin' Up ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Skin-E0000, E000, E11; Hair-YR30, YR31, Y21; Dress-B41, B91, B93; Wings-W00, E81

It's another football Saturday around here but I will definitely work in some stamping too.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

You Bring Me Joy

Today's card is pulling double duty today as I used the sketch from the Retro Sketches Challenge (RS#136) for the layout plus it also fits the Hope You Can Cling To (Hope Floats) Challenge (HYCCT1402) going over at Splitcoaststampers. Splitcoaststampers has paired up with the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center for a month long card drive benefiting those affected by breast cancer.

I cut the tag with the Paper Smooches Stitched Tag die from Neenah Classic Crest Natural White card stock. I stamped the lily pad from the Lawn Fawn Hello Baby set with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink, masked it and then stamped the leaves using MFT Sour Apple  and the cattail using Stampin' Up Baked Brown Sugar ink. I stamped the frog separately, colored with Copic Markers and then fussy cut out. I placed the frog on the lily pad image using dimensional tape underneath the head to give it some lift. I added a flower cut with The Cat's Pajamas Flower Button CutUps covered with Yellow Ranger Stickles and Hemptique twine at the tag top. I combined the tag with papers from the Pebbles Family Ties pad and stamped the sentiment from the The Cat's Pajamas Words of Love set. A Doodlebug enamel dot in the flower center and a smattering of Doodlebug sequins finished it up.

Products: Lawn Fawn stamp, The Cat's Pajamas stamp and CutUps, PTI and Neenah cs, Doodlebug enamel dot and sequins, Hemptique cord, Ranger Stickles, MFT and Memento ink, Copic Markers
Copics: YG0000, YG21, YG23, Y11, Y13, Y17

Have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

When Life Hands You Lemons

Today's card is a clean and simple one for the October Reverse Confetti Sketch Challenge #17

I've been working with so many Halloween, Fall and Christmas colors that it was nice to go back to some sunshiny fresh colors. Not that I don't love the holiday colors because I do.

I started out by stamping the three leaves and two lemons from the Reverse Confetti Fresh 'n Fruity set onto white card stock and then cut them out with the matching Fresh 'n Fruity dies. I attached to a circle cut with My Favorite Things Die-namics using dimensional dots underneath the top lemon. I added the strips of patterned paper from the Avery Elle The Brights Collection and Simple Stories DIY Boutique pads, plus a small scalloped piece in a contrasting color. After attaching the image piece, I stamped the sentiment directly to the card base and then added some Doodlebug sequins to finish it up.

Products: Reverse Confetti stamps and dies, Avery Elle and Simple Stories dp, PTI cs, Doodlebug sequins, Simon Says (Black), Studio Calico (Lime Light) and Stampin' Up (Daffodil Delight) inks

Happy Hump Day!

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