Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy 50th

Hello Friends! Due to my computer crashing and having to buy and set up a new one, I've been gone awhile. Luckily I had saved all my photos and documents to an external hard drive. If you don't do that now, I'd strongly encourage you to look into it!

Today's card is for my husband's aunt and uncle who are celebrating their 50th anniversary this month. I used the CAS-ual Fridays sketch for my card design. It's a bit hard to see, but I used gold sparkly cardstock for the numbers and matting. The stamped sentiments are in gold also.

Stamp Set: Big Birthday Wishes: Papertrey Ink
CS: White: Papertrey Ink, Gold: Stampin' UP
Ink: Gold Metallic: Encore
Extras: By the Numbers die cuts: Papertrey Ink, pearls, Cuttlebug embossing folder

Friday, October 21, 2011

FWF-We Go Together

Happy Friday!! Welcome Unity Friends! I made this card with my husband in mind:) The cute stamps are from the Sept. 11 KOM by Unity. I'm off to work, but I'll be back later to hop along and see everyone's wonderful projects.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Birthday Wishes

Hello! Today's card follows the Clean and Simple Sketch Challenge 162. The flowers are a new stamp that I received from a friend. Aren't they fun?

Stamps: Image: Studio G, Sentiment: Mixed Messages: Papertrey Ink
DP: Gertie: Stella and Rose: My Mind's Eye
Ink: Seaglass: Colorbox
Extras: irock tool and gems

Monday, October 17, 2011

Halloween Greetings

Hello, Friends! I had a fun time with this card. I love the Halloween paper with the silhouettes in fancy frames and I found a Unity stamp to match it. I blinged out the frame and gave my bird a witches hat. Then I cut out two borders and attached them to the sides of the card. Fun!!

My card goes with four challenges: (a first for me)
JUGS 109-orange, green, purple, black
One Stop Craft Challenge 153-Halloween
Simon Says Stamp-Halloween/Goth
Wee Memories 72-Holiday Madness

I'm also linking up to this fun linky party:

Stamps: Framed Birds-May11 KOM: Unity, Sentiment: Great Impressions
DP: Phantom: Pinkpaislee
Extras: gems, irock tool and gems, hat brad: Making Memories, Martha Stewart Trellis punch

Sunday, October 16, 2011

CAS Halloween Greetings

Good Morning! A simple but spooky Halloween card for this week's CAS-ual Friday's Challenge. The challenge for this week was to create a Halloween card with no orange.
Here's a close-up of the adorable spider brad!! I only have one left now....

Stamps: Web: Happy H'owl'ween: The Craft's Meow, Sentiment: Great Impressions
Extra: Spider brad: Making Memories

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Welcome Little One

Hello! Today's card uses the October Sketch for You to Try. Several co-workers are having babies soon and I needed some cards in reserve! This set, Papertrey Ink's Bitty Baby Blessings, is one of my favorites ever!!
I love Jen Del Muro's sketches and style! You should go check her out!!

Stamp Set: Bitty Blessings: Papertrey Ink
DP: Pink Patterns: Papertrey Ink
CS: Berry Sorbet: Papertrey Ink
Extras: ribbon from my stash

Friday, October 14, 2011

Hauntingly Sweet

Happy Friday, Friends with Flair!!
If you didn't come from Unity, hop back there later
to see everyone's wonderful creations!

I'm sharing two cards I made with the awesome Unity set,Hauntingly Sweet. I think that it was last year about this time that I fell in love with this set after looking through FWF. I knew I had to get it:) I love the little Halloween tree and I think I like it best when I embossed it in black for the top card.

Have a great weekend!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Hello! I've had a great couple of days filled with stamping, stamping and more stamping!! It's been fun to get out all the Halloween stamps and papers and go to town:) I used the CPS 239 sketch for this card.
Don't you just love those adorable spiders?! I thought the googly eyes would be a fun addition. I used the Clean and Simple Sketch 161 for this card LO. I think you'll see the sketch in there:)

Card #1
Challenge: CPS 239
Stamps: Great Impressions Stamps
DP: Hocus Pocus: Papertrey Ink

Card #2
Challenge: Clean and Simple 161
Stamp Set: Happy H'owl'ween: The Craft's Meow, sentiment- Hauntingly Sweet: Unity

Kid's Happy Birthday!

Good Morning! Today's card is a bit brighter than my usual style. I thought the colors were fun for a kid's birthday. This is my last challenge card for Unity's World Card Making Days Challenges. It is for their first challenge that is to dry emboss a background and then sand it. When you use white core paper this is what it looks like. I thought my new alphabet background embossing folder was perfect for this!!

Stamps: cake-Sept10 KOM, sentiment: Jan11 KOM: Unity
DP: Summer Days: Echo Park
CS: blue with white core: DCWV, yellow: Stampin' UP
Extras: Cuttlebug embossing folder

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Happy Halloween

Hello! This card is my entry for Unity's WCMD Challenge 4-Inspiration Photo and Unity's Oct KOM sketch challenge. You can see the inspiration photo below. I loved all the flowing lines of the feathers on the hats. They reminded me of the background paper I used. The photo is dark and has a feathery mask, so that seemed perfect for a Halloween card. The velvet flowers I used seemed as if they could be laying in the photo collection with all those luscious objects.
Stamp: Sept10 KOM: Unity
DP: Glowing: Authentique
Extras: gems, velvet flower ribbon from stash

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Smile, everything is going to be okay.

My card is for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge this week. Be sure to check out their website; they are part of a blog hop to benefit Julie Renae who is having some horrible dental problems. The challenge this week is all about smiles!

Stamp Sets: All Smiles, Sunshiney Day: My Favorite Things
DP: Out of Print: BasicGrey
Extras: pink gem, Copics, Yoyo: BasicGrey

Sunday, October 2, 2011

i love pumpkins

Happy Sunday! Today's card was in my head for a while. I struggled getting my idea made into a card. One of those days!!!

My card is based on Jessica Witty's awesome sketch on Emma's Paperie blog and Melissa Philips' great take on it. You can find them both here. I'm also playing along with the CAS-ual Fridays challenge to "get loopy" with ribbon. I'm also entering this in Unity's WCMD2 Challenge, to make a Halloween card.

Challenges: Unity WCMD2-Halloween card, CAS-ual Fridays
Stamp Sets: Pumpkin-Sept11 KOM and sentiment-Hauntingly Sweet: Unity
DP: from my stash
CS: Black, White: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
Extras: Halloween ribbon: Michaels, Martha Stewart glitter, Stampin' UP markers

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Halloween Greetings

I just love this spooky sign and sentiment from Great Impressions. I was in my LSS and it just reached out and demanded that I buy it!! The paper by Pink Paislee is so fun and funky too. I used the My Favorite Things Sketch this week for my design.Challenge: My Favorite Thing Sketch Challenge 39
Stamps: Great Impressions Stamps
DP: Phantom: Pink Paislee
CS: Black: Papertrey Ink
Extra: Black half round dots: Recollections

World Card Making Day

Happy World Card Making Day! I hope that you are able to have fun and get inky today. To make my card, I paper pieced the house, windows, trees and sun. It's time consuming, but I just love how paper piecing looks.

I used Unity's WCMD Sketch Challenge for the basic design of my card. I am also entering the Crazy 4 Challenges this week. Their challenge is to make a card for Operation Write Home. Basically, what one does is stamp cards for service people to send to their loved ones back home. I think it's a fantastic idea:)
Challenges: Unity WCMD3 Challenge, Crazy 4 Challenges
Stamps: House-Sept10 KOM and Sentiment-from grab bag: Unity
DP: Stella and Rose: Gertie and Hazel: My Mind's Eye
CS: Rustic White: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
Extras: Flower and circle punches