Season of Friendship-In Color

I created this yesterday while trying out a color combo. I'm planning cards for my upcoming WCMD Open Houses, and I was thinking about this combo for one of the cards. I like it, and will be using it for the card at the Open House.

This one uses the Season of Friendship set, which I haven't had out for quite a while! I like it, I don't know why I haven't used it! The card base is Rich Razzleberry & stamped in Razzleberry with the Woodgrain background stamp. The tree was stamped in Soft Suede on Very Vanilla, and leaves were added using Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango & Rich Razzleberry. For accent I added a Crushed Curry around the stem, and put the saying over the ribbon. The tree is layered on Soft Suede and attached to the Rich Razzleberry.


Last Club Card-More Big Shot Embossing!

Finally, the last club card to share! I've had a busy, busy weekend, finally getting some things done around here! Still lots more to go though, but at least I've found some motivation!

This is another embossed sample, this time using a rectangle wooden craft frame. We almost covered up the entire center, but you can sort of see it behind the decorations. The card base is Real Red with a Brushed Silver layer. The embossing was again done with the Petals-a-Plenty Impressions Folder in the Big Shot, on Shimmery White Cardstock. We took a sponge dauber and used Real Red ink to highlight the flowers around the open center. The 5/8" Real Red grosgrain was layered around the center of the card. The decorations were stamped in Real Red on Shimmery White and punched out with the Ornament Punch. One one we added the Merry Christmas Image, on the other the Starburst. We put a brad in the center of each, attached some Silver Cord to the back and layered it over the ribbon using dimensionals. The cording is attached to the back of the Shimmery White layer before attaching it to the Brushed Silver.

Back to work! My motivation is my upcoming Open Houses, make sure you check out that post HERE and if you're in the area let me know if you can attend! I've been working on the projects today and they are coming together nicely! Hope to see you there!!


Club Card: Thoughts & Prayers

This is my absolute favorite card that I've done in a long time!! Not an original idea by far, but I LOVE the look!!! and it's SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO easy!!

See how the background is embossed, but not in the middle?? Very easy just by using a wooden craft frame with your Bigshot. I saw this idea on the very talented Patty Bennett's blog, and it just so happens that she did a tutorial HERE on it. It's really as easy as it looks! Just put the wooden frame ($.99 at the craft store!!) down on tab 1, put your cardstock in the folder on that, cutting plate on top and run it through the Big Shot! VERY COOL!!!

Background is Rich Razzleberry, Embossed layer is Very Vanilla. Vine/flower image is inked with markers: Mellow Moss for the stem/leaves, Rich Razzleberry for the flowers. Verse is also Rich Razzleberry. We did use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to ensure proper placement of the verse & vine/flower! The edges of the Very Vanilla are sponged with Rich Razzleberry, corners are rounded, and we tied a Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon around. Easy, but gorgeous!

The frames, by the way, are available in Oval & Rectangle (sample coming soon!). And I bet with the Big Shot, you can make some more options!!

Thanks, all for stopping by!!


Thoughts & Prayers Club Card 1

Had club on Sunday-it's always one of my favorite days of the month!  Even if I was up too late the night before and figured out the projects Sunday morning!  I work best "under pressure" and I was pleased with how they all came out!  My hostess had asked for Sympathy, so this is the first card we did.  I was going for a masculine feel, and I think I got that.  But it would also work for a variety of other occasions, and in many other colors!

Card base is Dusty Durango, background layer is Soft Suede textured.  I really only used the textured because I didn't have any regular (or not that I could find anyway!!).  But I like the look it gives and how simple.  If I hadn't used textured I probably would have looked to a background stamp of some sort!  The Top Note is cut from Naturals Ivory cardstock.  Stamp set is Thoughts & Prayers.  I first inked the tree image with Creamy Caramel ink.  I then thumped the leaves with Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango & Soft Suede.  Verse is stamped with Dusty Durango & the edges are sponged with it as well.  Vintage brads are added at the points for the final accent.


Autumn Splendor Poppin' Pastels

This is my most recent swap creation. Of course I always wait until the last minute to get them going, so I was up way to late last night getting these done! Cutting leaves late into the night wasn't very fun! and I'm calling it a day here shortly to make up some lost sleep! You'd think I would learn!!

I broke out another "old" technique for this one-Poppin' Pastels. It's a simple one that I should do more often. A little messy in bulk, but not bad. For the technique, ink your image with the Versamark ink and stamp onto your cardstock. Grab a sponge dauber for several coordinating colors and your Stampin' Pastels. I used Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, More Mustard and Taken with Teal. Rub the dauber on the color desired, dab it onto the versamark which will catch it. I will try to get a more detailed explanation on here when I'm not too tired to think straight! For now, click on the pic to zoom in to see the details! The colors coordinate perfectly with the Autumn Meadows DSP. The first leaf is stamped on a layer of Very Vanilla, the second is cut out, curled and attached with Stampin' Dimensionals. You can't see the curl in the scan, but it gives great dimension!

Later. Off to catch some zzzzz's!


Big on Christmas-Mojo Monday 103

Finally made it to the stamp room tonight! Had to really-need to clear up a case of the grumpies!! Think there was too much work in my weekend!

Here is my card for this last week's Mojo Monday challenge. Just in time for the next challenge to be posted tomorrow. One of these days I will get the challenge done ON MONDAY!!!

I decided to go Christmas since Big on Christmas seemed to fit the sketch. Card base is Real Red. DSP background & strips are from the Christmas Cocoa Specialty pack in the Holiday Mini. Read Red Polka-Dot grosgrain finishes it off! Quick and easy!! The kind of card I should consider for my Christmas card!!

Back to the stamp room!


Autumn Days returns!

Here I go again, apologizing for not posting! No excuses, just haven't been stamping. Hope to find my MOJO this weekend and get a few projects done. Need to do some cleaning around here too! It's raining tonight, so maybe that will keep me indoors tomorrow!!

Had to stamp a quick card last night-a get well for a young man who's been sidelined with a football injury. I automatically went back to Autumn Days-my current favorite set for masculine cards! This is a quick and simple card, but I do like the way it came out. The card base is Chocolate Chip and I stamped around the edge of it with the pine cone image in Chocolate Chip. The Top Note is cut from Naturals Ivory cardstock and stamped with the stem images, the shorter in More Mustard, the taller in Old Olive. I did some full strength across the card with each, then came back lower with the stamped off image. Sponged the edges lightly with More Mustard. The pheasant was stamped in Chocolate Chip on a small piece of Naturals Ivory and thumped with the More Mustard & Old Olive markers (that barely showed-the Chocolate Chip was too dark). The saying once again is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and I used the same layering trick as before-cut the Old Olive punch is half and layer behind. Vintage brads on the saying and "points" of the Top Note are the final accent!

Thanks for stopping by-I hope to be back soon!