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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Card Concept.....hello

Happy Wednesday Peeps!
Tine for a new challenge at The Card Concept.

Here is our inspiration piece for this challenge:

I loved this inspiration piece. I am a big fan of the white pumpkins/gourds and I knew right away that I wanted to make one.

I have in the past made pumpkins using oval and circle punches but
I decided to try my hand at a large one using my oval framelits.

I used embossing folders on each oval, creating this fun textured pumpkin.

I keep it fairly simple from there, using a sheet of wood DSP from the Market Fresh paper pack.
The base of the card is Early Espresso.
I added a few green leaves and a jute bow along with a few sequins.
The sentiment is cut from the Greetings thinlits. 

Thanks for stopping by today.


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Halloween Treats for the Paper Players

Happy Tuesday Peeps!!

Today I am sharing a couple of treat boxes I whipped up using the challenge this week at 

Create a Halloween card or project!

I decided to make a couple of these fun little candy holders.

I printed out the pattern, which is one I purchased a few years back and is no longer available, onto some Tangelo Twist card stock and then layered the pattern over a piece of Basic Black card stock and then cut it out. I wanted to make a black one and did not know how print it so the pattern would show on the black so I figured this was the best way to do it.

The best part of making these are decorating them. I had fun using my Halloween goodies.
This one is decorated with part of one of the Spider Web Doilies and a black sparkly witches hat.
I die cut the hat with some Black glimmer paper and the Boo to You dies.
I wrapped a bit of silver cording around the hat and the sentiment is from the Sweet Hauntings Stamp Set.

I used DSP on both of these from the Happy Hauntings paper pack
My fave paper in this pack is this one with the stars! LOVE it!!
The skull and bones are from the Howl-O-Ween stamp set.
I added the sentiment from the Sweet Hauntings set. 
I added a small silver bow to this one!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sweet Sunday...happy birthday

Happy Sunday Peeps!!

Here is our fab sketch this week;

This is a weekend of celebration in my household, it is my wedding Anniversary, 39 years and on the very same day it is our daughters birthday, she turned 29 this year. Yes she was born on our 10th Anniversary. How cool is that?

So this is the card I made for her birthday, she is a pink lover and I am a flower lover so I just went with it! 

The flower is made from the Stampin Up Crazy About You stamp set.

The sentiment is from the Tin of Cards stamp set, as is the sqiggly line below it.
I made a bit of a smudge when stamping my sentiment, so I covered it up with s little perfect dot., can't even see it now huh?

Be sure and head over to the Sweet Sunday Blog to see what the rest of the girsl did with this fun sketch!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Saturday, October 3, 2015

Crazy 4 Challenges.....Halloween Treat Holders

Happy Saturday Peeps!!

Time for a new Crazy 4 Cahllenges challenge! 
This week marks a new month which means we have a new hostess.
The fabulous Jessie Rone from Can You Say Addicted to Stamps is our hostess this month and our new Guest Designer for this month is Tangii Crain form The Inking Spot of Crain Creations.

Our awesome challenge for this week is Halloween Treats-either cards with treats on them, or Halloween items that you can give treats in.

Boy is this my kind of challenge! 
You guys all know by now that I am a Halloween fan and I enjoy making Halloween treat holders. This box is made from a tutorial I found on Stampin Connection, which is a demo only site.
 I did find a link to a pattern HERE on SplitcaostStampers.
They are so fun and fairly easy to make.
I made a couple for my samples here, I used Basic Black and Tangelo Twist card stock to make my boxes.

The DSP on the boxes are from the Stampin Up Happy Haunting paper pack.

I used the Spider Web Doilies. I cut one in half to use on these two boxes.
I flipped the one on the black box to the opposite side which is white.

I made bows for my two boxes using the same DSP and the Bow Builder Punch.
The sentiments come from the Sweet Hauntings stamp set.

Hope you like these treat holders and try them for yourselves, They hold a lot of candy!

Thanks for coming by today!


Monday, September 28, 2015

Joyful for the Paper Players

Happy Monday Peeps!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the challenge this week at the The Paper Players.
This week it is a sketch challenge, and you know I love a good sketch!

I am really loving this new stamp set from Stampin Up called Joyful Christmas.
It has this fabulous cardinal image, that can be colored or it also has a solid image that can be stamped inside the outline of the cardinal. I used the solid image this time and I have to say I really like it. I was not sure when I got the set that I would like the solid image part, cos I like to color and thought I would be doing that more. But after using it on this card I may have just changed my mind.
I did use my water brush to blend it just slightly but that would not even be necessary except I am crazed!!!

The base of my card is Early Espresso and then the DSP I used is from the Merry Moments pack.

I used a piece of the Stampin Up corrugated paper to mat my main image. I really love this corrugated paper, it comes in Crumb cake and White, Really fun!!
I added a bit of linen thread and used a All is Calm Snowflake charm that is retired.
The sentiment is from the same set as the cardinal, don't you love the faded look of the sentiment and cardinal?

Thanks for stopping by today.


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sweet Sunday.... HI

Happy Sunday Peeps!!

Time for a new sketch at the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge and we have a fun little sketch for you this week. You gotta love a circle inside a square on top of a banner right?

I pulled out my Stampin Up Thankful Forest Friends set, I love this bear!

I stamped him with Early Espresso ink onto some white card stock and fussy cut it out.

The sentiment is from the Acorny Thank You set.
All my DSP on here is from the Into the Woods paper pack.

The base of the card is Crumb Cake and I added another layer of Crumb Cake that I embossed with the Decorative Dots EF.

I finished it up with a few gold sequins!

Be sure and head over to the Sweet Sunday Blog to be inspired by the rest of the design team.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Crazy 4 Challenges.....Blue Birthday

Happy Saturday Peeps!!!

Time for a new challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges.

Our challenge this week is: 

Show Me The Blue!
September's birthstone is sapphire so make blue the most prominent color on your card.

 I decided to pull out one of my fave sets and make some "blue sapphire flowers".

I stamped the flower image twice on my panel, not getting the whole image on either side,

I stamped with Black Stazon ink onto some heavy weight card stock. I used my aqua painter and Pacific Point ink.
The leaves are colored using Old Olive ink/

The sentiment is from the Cottage Greetings stamp set.
The base of the card is Pacific Point and then a layer of Black and the DSP is from the Pretty Petals pack.
I added two more strips of Black and layered some Silver Foil paper over them.
I used three of our mini silver brads at the bottom under the main panel. I decided I would like to add a few more onto the main image piece but I had already added it to the base with my dimensionals, so I snipped off the shank and then just glued down the top rounded pieces. I love them so I am sure I will be doing that again!

Thanks for stopping by today!!!