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Sunday, September 28, 2014

FMS.....Stache-ing through the Snow

Hello Peeps!!!

Popping in her real quick with a card I made this evening using the sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches.

I am still in Christmas card making mode, even though it is still fairly warm here and I should be making some Fall and Halloween cards. Anyway it is what it is and I wanted to use another fun new Stampin Up set I got called Santa Stache.
I love this Santa, isn't he adorable?
I stared with a base of white and then use a piece of DSP from the Trim the Tree paper stack to cover the base. The strip down the side is also from the same pad of DSP. I added a strip of Cherry Cobbler down the edge of the DSP. I then used my corner rounder on all four corners of the base. 

I stamped the Santa image twice onto some white card stock with some Memento Black ink. I then colored with my copic markers. I cut out the Santa's stache by hand altho SU does have a die for this I failed to add it to my last order. :/

I then added the stache to the Santa with a few dimensionals.  I matted my image with more Cherry Cobbler card stock. The top of the image and mat are punched using my corner tag punch and I rounded the bottom corners. You can not see the "tag" corners cos my big ol' bow. I also used some glitter gems in the corner and on Santa's hat. You kinda get a peek of that through the ribbon.
The sentiment is from the same set. 
LOVE this Santa!!!

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Sweet Sunday......Partridge and Pears

Happy Sunday Peeps!!

Here is the sweet sketch Karen has for us this week:

I really love this sketch, I pulled out another fun new set, Stampin Up's Partridge and Pears.

I stamped the image a few times with black stazon onto confetti cream card stock,
I colored with my aqua painter and ink pads, using Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake.
I colored a few extra pears and I colored the partridge a few times to get the colors I wanted. I am not sure what colors a real partridge is but I finally decide to use some Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake with a bit of Cherry Cobbler thrown in. I added the pears and bird over the original with a few dimensionals. I also added some crystal effects to the pears, looks cool IRL but does not show much in the pic.

The base of my card is Crumb Cake that I covered with some DSP from the Under the Tree pack, I LOVE the papers in this pack and I think I will be adding another pack to my next order. 
The next layer is Cherry Cobbler followed with some more DSP from the same pack.
I added the circle piece with dimensionals.
The sentiment comes from the same set and is stamped with black onto the cream card stock and matted with more Cherry Cobbler card stock.
I colored and cut out another pear and added it the sentiment piece. I die cut the bottom flag with Cherry Cobbler card stock as well. I added a small jute bow to the top of the pear and then scattered a few candy dots, pearls and sequins for some sparkle at the top.

I am also adding this to this week's Merry Monday Challenge:

I used the first row, which is Sparkle, Die cut and Red.

Now let's see what the rest of the girls did with this fun little sketch:

Karen Motz-off this week
Tracy Clemente-off this week

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sweet Sunday......Season of Joy

Happy Sunday Peeps!!

Here is the sweet sketch Karen has for us this week:

I just got a bunch of new goodies from Stampin' Up. I had this stamp on my wish list since I first saw it in the Holiday Mini. It is called Christmas Bauble and is a single stamp.
I loved coloring and embellishing it.
I can see a lot of fun color combos for this stamp, but on this first one I went traditional and used the sample in the mini as a guide for my coloring.
I used Old Olive and Cherry cobbler ink, altho the Cherry cobbler does look more red when I watercolor with it.
Lots of fun with this card, I embellished so much. I used my Wink of Stella Pen all over so it has a very nice glitter effect going on. I then used some glossy accents on the berries and the little tear grop shapes on the raised circle and across middle. The berries and holly leaves and the middle circle are stamped, colored and added to the ornament with some dimensionals.

I added a lot of gold sticky back pearls on the ornament and the card. 
the base of the card is Cherry Cobbler and then a layer of Crumb Cake and then the DSP is from the Under the Tree Specialty pack.
The Old Olive Strips came from my scrap pile and are from the Old Olive Patterned Pack.
The sentiment is from the Endless Wishes set.
I finished my card off with a small strip of glitter paper to the side of the ornament.

Now let's see what the rest of the girls did with this fun little sketch:

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sweet Sunday........Creepy Crawly Halloween

Happy Sunday Peeps!!

Here is the sweet sketch Karen has for us this week:

Awesome Sketch Huh?

As you all know I love Halloween and it is getting to be that time of year, so I pulled out this cute Hallowen Bash stamp set from Stampin Up to use.
I stamped the BG of the sentiment piece first using the Off the grid stamp set and the splotches comes from a Paper Pumpkin kit.

I then stamped the sentiment using some Black Memento ink.

The DSP is from some retired pack, Witches Brew, I think.

I added some basic pearls that I colored black with a sharpie marker and then I finished up with a cute little punched bat!

Now let's see what the rest of the girls did with this fun little sketch:

Karen Motz-off this week

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Color Challenge......Blooming Birthday

Happy Tuesday Peeps!!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the color challenge this week on Splitcoaststampers.

with a dessert option of green.
Perfect color combo for some pretty flowers!
I pulled out my fave stamp right now, the Stampin Up Sweetbriar Rose.
I stamped the flower twice onto some white card stock with black stazon ink.
I then colored using my water brush and old olive and cajun craze inks.
I then cut the entire flower with leaves out using my paper snips and set aside.

The base of the card is some Papertrey white card stock and then the next layer is some embossed Pool Party.
The next layer is Blushing Bride and a piece of white that is stamped with the Hardwood stamp using blushing bride ink. I rounded the corners on both of these pieces.
I slipped a paper doily between the layers and attached the the base.
I then cut out the flowers on the second stamped image. I added them to the card using some dimensionals. I added some Cajun Craze candy dots to the flower centers.
The sentiment is stamped with black and is from the Flower Patch stamp set.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Merry Monday Guest Designer

Happy Monday Peeps!
 A couple of weeks ago I was honored to have my card (see it here) choose as the Challenge winner on the Merry Monday Challenge Blog. What an honor and because of that I was asked to be a guest designer this week. The challenge for this week is to use a present on your card. 

I was stumped at first, I looked through my stamps and realized I have NO stamps with presents. I then stumbled upon my set of Spellbinders dies called Frosty Forms, that I bought last year. There is a present die with bows in this set! So my mind went to work, thinking what to make! 

I finally decided to make a Winter outdoor scene with some presents snuggled in the snow!
The pretty deer on here is from the same Spellbinders die set that has the presents. 

I pulled out some retired Stampin UP DSP from last year called Winter Frost. The base of my card is Smoky Slate, then a layer of white and then a piece of the DSP.
The tree is a Paper Trey die and I embossed it with the Lacy Brocade EF. 
The snowy hills I hand cut and added to the base, the second one is added with dimensionals. 
I added the sentiment which is from the Paper Trey set called In the Meadow. I used Pool Party Ink to stamp.
I die cut the presents with some paper from the Winter Frost pack and the deer is cut with some Silver Foil paper as is the star, which is a die from the retired Holiday Collections Framelits (they may still be available on the Clearance Rack) 
I added some Diamond Dust Stickles to the top of the snowy hills and on the tree, which you can not see in the picture, but it is really pretty and sparkly IRL.
I really like how this card came together, even tho I was not sure when I started.
Be sure and head over to the Merry Monday Blog and check out what the rest of the team did with this fun challenge. Hope you have some time to play along, I would love to see what you make!

Thanks for coming by today!