Sunday, October 30, 2011

Together We Can Do It Card

Together Card
I'm playing with the CPS Card Sketch this week. It is sketch #242. I also did this card for one of the Hope You Can Cling To challenges at Split Coast Stampers. I thought it would fit the "Tickled Pink" challenge. :) I love the vintage photo by Crafty Secrets and I thought the stamped sentiment was the perfect accent to go with it (sentiment stamp by Hero Arts). The embossing folder is by Sizzix. The flower and brad are Prima Marketing. I used a pale, pale shade of pink cardstock which doesn't look pink in my photo. (That's two days in a row that my camera had "hated" me.) Wink. :) Posting this in a hurry as my youngest daughter and I are off to a Goo Goo Dolls concert tonight! (After my last concert of seeing Keith Urban back in August, I purchased ear plugs at Dollar Tree. My ears were ringing for days after that one.) If you happen to be in Tupelo, Mississippi tonight, join us! :)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Owlright Card

Owlright Card
The card I'm posting today is prettier in person (for some reason it did not photograph well). It is done in close shades of pink so maybe that is why it didn't like the camera. :) I used the sketch over at Casual Fridays for my inspiration. I also did it for one of the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges (HYCCT1129)
over at Split Coast Stampers. The stamps are by Market Street Stamps. All the cardstocks are by Diecuts With A View. The flowers are by Prima Marketing and the brads are by American Crafts. That's it for me today. My hubby is grilling steaks for our dinner plus there's a good football game to watch. I'm also determined to finish my book tonight (Night Circus). :) It's a good book but I can't seem to find the time to read more than a chapter or two at a time. Maybe since hubby is playing chef tonight, I'll get to read (a good theory anyway...wink). :)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Hey Pumpkin Card

Hey Pumpkin Card
There is a monthly challenge at Inspiration Emporium that you can find on their blog.
This month's challenge is to use black, purple and orange on a creation. Since October is the perfect month for those colors, I had to play (wink). :) The rubber stamps are by Market Street Stamps. The embossing folder is a new one by Sizzix. The flower is by Prima Marketing and the brad is one by My Mind's Eye. Hope you are getting up to a pretty Friday. It is dark and raining in my neck of the woods. Which is perfect weather for staying home and crafting but as luck would have it, I have to be out and about today. It is my mom's birthday and I doubt she would be thrilled if I stayed home and didn't deliver her birthday presents. :) Here's hoping you stay "dry" today as I will surely be getting rained on. :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Owl "For You" Card

For You Owl Card
Daring Cardmakers has a new bird challenge. They have a nice prize donated by The Ribbon Reel too. :) Butterflies and birds are two of my favorite themes so I had to "play." :) I used the sketch at Card Patterns for my inspiration. My cute little "purple" owl is by Hampton Art. The patterned papers are by Bo Bunny (along with the brad). The circle and scalloped circle were done with Sizzix Framelits (love, love those!). :) The jewels are by KaiserCraft and the flower is by Prima Marketing. To create the "stem" on the flower, I rolled the paper and then "mushed" it. :) I used my "new" Fine Colour markers to color the stamped image. Do you like to read before going to sleep? I love it (if I can stay awake). :) I'm heading to bed now to read "Night Circus." I'm half way through and can't wait to see what happens. Night Circus received a lot of publicity and promotion before it was released. I'm not sure it is everyone's taste but I'm enjoying it. :) Hoping the weather will be another beautiful autumn day tomorrow so I can head outside with my good book. Enjoy your weekend!

Howdy Cowgirl Card

Howdy Cowgirl Card
With such a beautiful fall day, how can you resist a challenge to use the "colours of autumn?" :) This is the current challenge at Stampin'For The Weekend. I decided to use the colors of autumn on a stamp set I recently got by Hero Arts.
Really Reasonable Ribbon also has a "fun for fall" challenge going on. (I used natural jute.) The patterned paper, jewel, and leaf stick pins are by Little Yellow Bicycle. I used Copic markers plus Fine Colour markers. (The Fine Colour markers came last week directly from China. I received a shipment of 192 colors in them! They were in China Sunday and I had them by Wednesday! I was sooooo excited I kept telling my husband that I was having "Christmas" in October!) :) We had a great Saturday! I even got around to washing off my front porch. Then we enjoyed watching the Alabama/Ole Miss football game (Roll Tide...wink!). :) I think fall is my favorite time of year, what's yours? :)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Get Well Soon Card

Framed Get Well Card
Have you seen the new Hero Arts stamps that have matching Sizzix dies to cut out the stamped images? They are FUN. Today's card features one of these sets. You can see it here. I used one of my favorite color combinations of pink and green which makes this card fit the challenge at Paper Sundaes (#90 Favorite Colour Combination). I used my Sizzix eClips to cut the large pink frame. This card also fits the new ShinHan Touch Twin Challenge of "Florals."

My youngest daughter came home from a school field trip exhausted. They left yesterday so they could attend the State Fair today. She had a great time but headed straight to bed when she got home. I smiled at that cause I can only imagine how late they stayed up last night. :) Glad she had fun but glad they are back safe and sound know how "moms" are. Wink. :) Heading to bed to read "Night Circus" which I'm's different! :)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Touch Twin Color Challeng/Thank You Card

TTC02 markers
Blue Rust Thank You Card
Today is my last card for the ShinHan Touch Twin Color Challenge. (I got four cards out of the cardstock colors...yea!) If I did that more often, it might eliminate all those boxes of "scraps" that seem to be piling up (and I can't throw away!) :)
The large stamp is by Hero Arts and the embossing folder is by Sizzix. The pretty braid is from a multi-package found at Hobby Lobby (their Paper Studio brand). Do you have fun plans for this Saturday? My youngest and I are going to a giant flea market and then shopping for jeans (you know growing kids never have clothes). :) The best part of the trip though will be me getting to go in Hobby Lobby! Yep, I'm armed with 40% off coupons, so watch out! Wink, wink. :)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Feel Better Card

TTC02 markers
Feel Better Butterfly Card
Sharing another card I did for the ShinHan Touch Twin Color Challenge. After I got out the correct colors of cardstock for my first card, I decided to keep going. I tried to use every bit of the cardstock and ended up making four cards. I'll post the last one tomorrow. I rarely do this (using the same colors several times in a row) but I liked these four colors together (not sure I had ever used them before).
The stamps are by Hero Arts and the embossing folder is by Sizzix. I used some Diamond Glaze on the butterfly's wings (hope you can see it on my photo).
Well, it's TGIF day. I've been busy with "life" things and have not gotten to "hide out" in my craft room much this week. Hoping that changes today. :) Here's hoping you find time to do something you want today too. :)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Good Friend Card

TTC02 markers
Friendship Thank You Card
This is a card I did for the ShinHan Touch Twin Color Challenge. This is a new challenge site and it's all about using the above four colors this time around. I used stamps by Hero Arts while the embossing folder is by Sizzix. I colored the tree with the four required colors for this challenge (the ink is Memento/Rich Cocoa). It's a beautiful autumn Thursday in my neck of the woods. I have lots of errands to run but at least I'll be enjoying lovely weather. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy YOUR day. :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The {Stamps} Of Life October Release

SOL October Gift Penguins Card
Who's ready for some cute new penguin stamps? The {Stamps} of Life's October release is a fun one called "penguins2love." Check out four different cards I made with it. (Note I created one card with a "hula" penguin just to show how to get more "bang" for your bucks. Wink. ) Hope you are enjoying a fabulous fall day and thanks for stopping by.
SOL October Snowflake Penguins Card
SOL October Wreaths Card
SOL October Hula Penguin Card