Friday, September 28, 2012

Tricky Treats Halloween

This is another video I made with my friends, Terry and Kim.  I used the Tricky Treats stampset from our current catalog along with the Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP.  I love this paper and think it works for other times as well, not just for Halloween.  The Festive paper-piercing pack from the Holiday catalog can be used on so many things, I don't know what I did before I had it!  Add to that the fact that it matches the design for the Labels collection framelits, and I'm one happy girl!

If you'd like to order the Festive paper-piercing pack, the Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP or any of the other things used in making this card,
visit my Online store.

Stamps:  Tricky treats [126327]
Paper:  Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP [126906], Basic gray [121044],
Basic black [121045], Very vanilla [101650], Tangerine tango [111349]
Ink:  Tangerine Tango [126946]
Big Shot:  Labels collection framelits [125598], Houndstooth embossing folder [123134]
Accessories:  Paper-piercing tool [126189], Pierce mat [126199],
Rhinestone basic jewels [119246], Festive paper-piercing pack [127857]

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Aviary Window Framelit Card

Here's my first video!  Kim Becker and I joined Terry Blais at her studio the other day and made videos.  You have no idea now much we laughed.  What a great time we had!  This card was one I CASE'd from our current Stampin' Up! catalog.  The Aviary set is quickly becoming one of my favorite stamp sets.

There are ideas on nearly every page of our catalog.  You can get a FREE catalog by buying at least $50 worth of product from my Online Store.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Elements of Style Telescoping

This is a card Karen Casper brought for our club's M&T.  She taught us the 'telescoping' technique.  Isn't it beautiful?!  This card uses the Labels collection framelits.  Karen had us stamp two complete images on Whisper white.  We used markers to color the images, then we used the first and third framelits to cut the first design, and the second and fourth framelits for the second design.  Each piece is layered with dimensionals to give it that 'telescoping' effect.  I think Karen chose the perfect flower design in Elements of style, don't you?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Ladies Club - September

This is another card my Club made in September.  Comfort Cafe DSP is one of my favorites.  I guess I'm drawn to the muted colors, and especially brown tones.  Spice Cake was my favorite before Comfort Cafe :)
This card was made with the faux pinwheel technique I shared previously.  I used the Color spritzer tool with my Soft suede marker to create the speckled background on the Very vanilla card base.  The Antique brads are some of my all-time favorite embellishments, and the new In-Color Summer starfruit is becoming one of my favorite colors too.
Stamps:  Sweet essentials
Ink:  Summer starfruit, Soft suede marker
Paper:  Comfort Cafe DSP, Summer starfruit, Soft suede, Very vanilla
Punches:  Scallop trim border, 3/4" circle
Embellishments:  Antique brads
Accessories:  Color spritzer tool

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Day of Gratitude

Fall is in the air...finally!  We have had the dryest August on record, and today it was cool, breezy and you could feel that fall is just around the corner.  Nothing is more beautiful than the Pacific Northwest in the fall.
I hand cut the Pumpkin pie design in this card, used the 1" circle punch to raise the Lucky limeade center and embellished the design with Basic pearls for the finishing touch. The Decorative label punch was used for the sentiment as well as the layered effect behind the sentiment. I cut the label in half horizontally and staggered the pieces so they created the border around the original label.  This is a card I brought to our American Ink demo meeting as a M&T.
Although the colors on my card aren't the typical "fall" colors, they are part of the Pals Paper Arts Challenge #142.  I love this color combination!
Pink Paper Bakery has a Fall theme challenge, and I thought the Day of Gratitude set was perfect for this challenge. 
The card sketch I used was from Freshly Made Sketches #51.  This is a site I refer to often for sketches ;)
Stamp:  Day of Gratitude
Ink:  Pumpkin pie, Elegant Eggplant, Lucky limeade
Paper:  Summer smooches DSP, Elegant eggplant, Lucky limeade, Whisper white
Punches:  Decorative label, Scallop edge border
Accessories:  Basic pearl jewels

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Ladies Club - September

This is one of the cards my club made in September.  This card uses a little of everything, but it's easy to make with the Bird builder punch and Bitty banner framelits.  I used the Fancy fan embossing folder on this card.  It reminds me of bird wings ;)  I started with the Twitterpated DSP and selected the Baja breeze color.  I then used the Color coach to choose other colors that coordinate with the main color in the DSP.  I would be lost without my Color Coach.

If you are interested in buying a Color coach of your own, it is Item #120148.  You can order it through my online store.

This card was made using Mojo Monday's Sketch #253.

Stamps:  Blissful bird, Itty bitty banners
Ink:  More mustard
Paper:  Twitterpated DSP, Cherry cobbler, Not quite navy, Baja breeze, Whisper white, Old olive
Big Shot:  Bitty banner framelits, Fancy fan embossing folder
Punches:  2 1/2" circle, 2 3/8" scallop circle, Bird builder
Accessories:  1/2" Cherry cobbler seam binding, Rhinestones

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Great Pumpkin Blog Hop Week 6

This week I think I'm going "Batty"!

I was sad when Stampin' Up! retired the bat punch, but the punch art bat has much more personality.  It is so easy to make!  And what would Halloween be without the spider web and harvest moon?
The bat is made with the Owl Builder punch.  Cut the legs off of the owl (I promise he won't feel a thing...).  The bat wings are made with the Scallop oval and 1" circle punches.
Start by punching a small part of the scallop oval punch on the edge of Basic Black card stock.  Then use the 1" circle punch and place it about halfway into the scallop edge, and viola, you have your bat wing!
This card was made with sketch #50 from Freshly Made Sketches.

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Stamps:  Tiny tags
Ink:  Tangerine tango
Paper:  Howlstooth & scaringbone DSP, Neutral DSP, More mustard, Basic black, Tangerine tango
Big Shot:  Spider web embossing folder
Punches:  Owl builder, 1 1/4" circle, Scallop circle, 1" circle
Accessories:  Googlies

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

FREE Halloween Project Kit Extended to Sept 16

Dates: August 1 - September 16, 2012
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