Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Cheers for the New Year


Hello! It is hard to believe 2014 has almost ended.  This year has passed so quickly and has been a year filled with card making.  Today's card was inspired by pattern paper from Paper House's At The Vineyard Pad that  I received at Christmas.  I did not want to hide the beautiful scene on the paper so I stamped on two squares of Vellum using Repeat Impressions Wine Series stamps with Versamark and embossed with Pearl Gold EP. Colored wine with Copic Marker on the back of the vellum.  I framed each with die cuts using Nesties Scalloped Square dies and attached these over the scene.  Finished with some score lines inked with Memento Rich Cocoa and a stamped wine cork using another stamp from the same set to complete the design of the sketch .

Challenges:
The House That Stamps Built: What IF? Wednesday sketch #D2414.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Monthly Challenge to use patterned paper
Sweet Stamps Blog Challenge: Food and/or Drinks


 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Golden Christmas

Welcome!  My card today is "Golden".   I made the background by embossing a section of  Navy CS with Gold EP and Versamark and then embossed it with Cuttlebug EF Victoria.  This was then sanded to reveal the design.   I gold embossed the sentiment from GKD Festive frame on Ivory CS and matted on Navy.  I consider this to be a CAS card because it was quick and easy unless there are too many layers to classify as CAS.

Challenges:
Stamp TV: 12 Days of Christmas Day 10
The Glory Of Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes for Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes for Christmas

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Monday, December 29, 2014

A Little Gold


Hello!  I have a One Layer Card with "a little gold" to enter for some challenges.  I used White CS and stamped Bells from GKD Very Merry Christmas set that I embossed with Gold EP and colored with Gold Copic Marker and Red Glaze Pen.  I framed the image by tracing around a Nestabilities die with Versamark pen and emossed with gold.  I drew another frame with a Gold pen inside the first frame. I finished with a simple word Joy in gold.

Challenges:
Stamp TV: 12 Days of Christmas Day 11
AAA Cards: Challenge is to use a little gold on a CAS card.
CAS on Sunday: #49 Christmas

 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Spring Birthday


Hello! Thanks for stopping by.  Today I am thinking of cards for spring not winter and snowflakes.  This is a Gatefold card that I made for the Day 7 challenge at Stamp TV but I thought I'd enter some other challenges as well.

This card was inspired by the colors and flowers in the  pattern paper.  For the gatefold design, I used GKD Pattern paper from Berries & Vines with White and Grass Green CS. Stamps are GKD's A Year of Flowers and Inside and Out.  I used White Puff EP to add some texture to the Daisy.  I finished with a Red Satin ribbon to keep closed.

Challenges:
Stamp TV : 12 Days of Christmas Day 7
Mod Squad Challenge Blog: Make a special fold card of any kind
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Anything Goes

 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Thank You Card


Welcome!  My card today was made for Stamp TV 12 Days of Christmas Challenge for Day 6 to use Distressed News Print.  Using a sketch from Sketch Saturday, I layered a section of Distressed paper on to a Textured Ivory Card base and a mat of GKD Chocolate CS.  Used DI Antique Linen, Tea Dye, and Vintage Photo for inking news paper.  I stamped trees and sentiment from GKD The Northwoods with Memento Rich Cocoa ink on GKD Ivory CS for the top layer.  Added ribbons and a star brad from stash to finish.

Challenges:
Stamp TV 12 Days of Christmas:  Day 6 Distressed News Print
Sketch Saturday: Sketch #341 by Debra
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says anything goes.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Another Christmas Card


Second post today.
Welcome to my studio!  I have been playing with Stamp TV 12 Days of Christmas which is a series of 12 Challenges.  We have until Dec 31 to complete the challenges and this card is for Day 5 to use the sketch shown on the right.  I used pattern paper from GKD Berries & Vines pad, white and red CS, Memento Cottage Ivy ink, and GKD Stamps The Northwoods and Fanciful Tags.  Used Spellbinder Dies and GKD Ribbon ( scrap from my stash). 

Challenges:
Stamp TV: Kendra's Day 5 Challenge
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Use pattern paper
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes for Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: December Anything for Christmas
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Anything Goes...I never remember having an anything goes challenge from Melissa.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Anything Goes

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Nativity Scene

 
Merry Christmas
 
I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas with family and friends.  My greetings to all are a bit late but I have been taking a bit of time off from blogging.  I will be sharing a few projects that I have not yet posted including the Shadow Box card shown above.  The Nativity scene was created with a Silhouette file by Lori Whitlock using White and Navy CS and a scrap of gold.  The 5x7 card is Design ID #71025.  I used the back of the card for my greeting.
 
Challenges to enter:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes for Christmas
Less Is More: Theme is family.  This was simple to make...just needed Papers and Tape or Glue.
The Glory of Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes for Christmas
CAS on Sunday: Challenge is Christmas

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Gift Boxes with Winter Theme

Stack of 5 Gift Boxes
 Second Post today.
I am back with another last minute Christmas project.  I made these boxes that can be used for cash, gift cards or even lottery tickets using a Silhouette cut file.  I made 5 to be used for cash and found they also can hold some candy beneath the insert. I cut the bands and inserts from red CS using the Cameo.  I cut a pattern for the box and cover and then cut them manually to better use the paper and I like to score these parts using my Scor-pal.  The top panel was printed but could have been stamped just as well but I did the quickest way.  I used Sizzix die to cut Snowflakes from Silver Metallic CS to finish.

I used dollars bills for the photo but plan to  fill with larger denominations.

Challenges:
http://scor-pal.blogspot.com/2014/12/more-than-one-score-11-anything-goes.html Scor-Pal Challenge: Monthly challenge is anything goes with your Scor-Pal using more than one score.  The boxes and covers were scored with several scores.

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge: Last Minute Christmas card or gift





I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Gift Tags


Hello! I have been away from my blog the last few days.  The holidays seemed to have arrived so quickly this year....tonight begins Hanukkah with a dinner of Prime Rib and Potato Latkes or maybe Potato Kugel.   I have not wrapped one gift as yet so I must get busy.

I made these gift tags a few days ago for the challenge at The House That Stamps Built using Repeat Impressions Pine Forest stamp with Memento ink and a combo of white CS and Green Pattern Paper.
Challenges:
The House That Stamps Built: Designers Choice Challenge 123-Anything but a card.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Urgently needed Christmas creations.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Monday, December 8, 2014

Snowman and Snowflakes

Hello!  I took out some time to make a Snowman card using one of my fave Snowman stamps from Flourishes Warm Winter Wishes set.   He was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on White CS and colored with Copics and sponged with Summer Sky Ink. I trimmed him with Spellbinders Labels dies and matted on Hero Arts Green CS. Added some stickles and liquid pearls. Finished with a White card base and background of Fancy Pants Pattern Paper from Timbergrove pad. Added sentiment stamped in SU Sage Shadow ink cut with more of the Labels dies and Snowflakes cut with Sizzix die from Glossy White CS. The ribbon at lower edge of card is American Crafts.

Challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge: Frosty the Snowman....I think my colors give a frosty feel.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Christmas/ Holidays
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge: Snowmen
Die Cut Diva: December Challenge is Snow and Christmas/ Holidays

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Friday, December 5, 2014

CAS Christmas Card

Welcome to my studio. Today I have a Christmas card that I made with a Silhouette File and Cheery Lynn Dies.  The Nativity scene was cut with the Cameo from Black CS and the Sentiment was cut with the dies.  I simply attached both to pattern paper from American Crafts  Kringle & Co pad and then a White CS base.

Challenges:
The Glory of Christmas: Challenge #47  Mary and Joseph
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything goes for Christmas
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge: Tis The Season
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Christmas/Holidays

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Snowman Tag


Back View
Hello!  Today I have some Christmas tags.  This one is made with  Heartfelt Creations Stamp that I colored with Memento Markers and Copics.  I cut a body with White CS and placed him on a rectangle of Red CS and then onto a Tag cut from Kraft CS and embossed with Darice EF Snowflakes. I finished with Black gems for buttons.

Challenges:
The Card Concept: Challenge 1.) Make A TAG or a CARD with a tag on it.  2.) Use a Snowmen, snow or any other "wintery" theme! 
The Kraft Journal :   Challenge #200 Christmas Gift Tags




Now to do some shopping for presents for the tag.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Monday, December 1, 2014

Winter Wishes


Welcome to my studio. Today I have a very quick and simple card....a CAS one.  This will fit several challenges.  On the card base of Bazzill  blue CS, I attached a mat of lustrous Oyster Pearl CS and topped that with a die cut of the Blue CS using Spellbinders die and a Glittery Snowflake (glitter CS) cut with Sizzix die.  I added a bling of Blue gem mounted in silver and stamped Winter Wishes using Versamark and Zing Silver EP.  The unknown stamp was a freebie  that came with a magazine.

Challenges:
City Crafter Challenge: Technique-use your favorite technique.
Clear It Out Challenge: Theme-Winter Wishes.  Stash-Use snowflake.
Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge:  Free is good. Use something that you got for free. My stamp was a freebie.
CAS(E) this Sketch: #101 shown on right
Crafty Sentiments Challenge: Use die cuts. Use snowflake and circle die.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Anything Goes.
Winter Wonderland Challenge:  Use dies and punches

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Deck the Halls


Hello!! I'm baacck with another Christmas card....took a break from holiday cards but I had to make this for the Merry Monday challenge to use Red, Green, and White.  I chose a pattern paper from American Crafts Hollyday pad and stamped an Ornament and Sentiment  from Spellbinders set Heirloom Ornament with Versamark and heat embossed with Red EP. Used Red Card base and a mat of Green CS  and  Clear Star pen for sparkle.
Challenge:
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: Bonnie asked us to use Red, Green, and White.
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge: Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge: Free is Good. Use something you got for free. The Spellbinders Stamp was a free gift in a magazine that my DH gave me for Christmas last year.
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge is Holiday

This card reminded me of a childhood memory of participating in a Spelling Bee Contest.  The word that eliminated me was ORNAMENT.  I think of that experience whenever I write the word.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

It's Always 5 O'clock Somewhere


Hello!  Today I am playing with a sketch challenge from The House That Stamps Built and the  Repeat Impressions Wine Series Stamps.  I stamped the Grapes and Sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics. These were stamped on squares of white with 2 corners rounded with a punch. After arranging the squares on the pattern paper background from MME Lost and Found pad, I added 2 Wine Corks to the other  2 squares and added a strip of pattern paper ( the reverse side of the dotted paper).  My Wine Glasses were stamped and colored on Shrinky Dink paper ...the original size of the glasses was 2" high and shrunk to about 3/4" high.  I thought they were the perfect embellishment to finish the sketch.

Challenges:
What If? Wednesday:  Repeat Impressions Challenge Sketch #N2614
Just Us Girls Challenge: Wild Card Week #269 Anything Goes


I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Glitter and Dots for Sparkle


Hello!  I hope all my friends here in the USA had a great Thanksgiving Holiday.  I have been away from blogging a few days and am now trying to catch up with some challenges.  This card was made for a Photo (shown on right)inspired challenge at The House That Stamps Built.  I pulled inspiration from the colors, glitter, and shapes in the photo. I used Repeat Impressions Tulip Bouquet and Sentiment stamps that I stamped on white CS using Memento Tuxedo Black ink for the image and paper pieced the vase with a Green CS with Glitter Dots.  I colored the Tulips with Copics.   The verse was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Gold EP.  A mat cut from Green Glitter CS frames the image.  All papers were from my stash.

Challenges:
DCC1119 Inspiration Challenge: At The House That Stamps Built, Geri asked us to make a project inspired by the photo above right.
Time Out Challenge:  Embossing with the optional twist of Sparkle.  Used heat embossing with glitter papers for sparkle.
Addicted to CAS:  Code word is Dots
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Anything Goes

 
 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving Couple



 Hello!  It soon will be Thanksgiving and we have so much to be Thankful for and I thought of those Blessings as I created this card using a great digital image from Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps who has so many cute images for FREE.  I printed this Pilgrim Couple ready to give thanks and colored them with Copics and Pencils. I trimmed the image and placed on a GKD Pattern Paper with orange ribbons from stash.  The Card Base is a rust colored CS.  The stamp is MFP"s inked with Memento Rich Cocoa.  I followed the sketch from Sweet Sunday but with a flip.

Challenges:
AAA Cards: Thanksgiving CAS
CAS on Sunday: Use ribbon or twine
Craft Your Passion Challenge: Pumkins or Turkeys
Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge:  Make a Thank You or grateful project, or make something based on the Thanksgiving theme.
Sweet Sunday Sketch: #245 Shown on right.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Simple Tag

 

 I made this simple tag with Power Poppy Stamps from Poinsettia set.  I stamped stocking with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and water colored with Distress Inks Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Wild Honey, Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade on White CS cut to a tag size and shape.  Stamped back as shown.   Finished with red grommet and ribbons.  Nothing fancy about this but I like this stamp as a tag.

Link:
Power Poppy Blog: Share your Power Poppy Creations


I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Merry Poinsettia


It's cold here!! Great time to play inside.  My card is for challenges including Sketch Saturday and A Day for Daisies Challenge, the sponsor this week at SS. I printed the ADFD image Christmas Flower which happens to be a freebie this week.  I colored the image with Copics and Pencils and cut with a square die and rounded 2 corners with corner punch.  I selected  pattern papers from Pebbles Welcome Christmas pad to complete the card.  I used Cheery Lynn die to cut the word Merry and Cuttlebug EF for embossing the red strip. Oher supplies: Memento Bamboo Leaves ink, Yellow Beads in center of flower, White CS


Challenges:
Sketch Saturday: #336 by Cathy on right
A Day for Daisies:  Challenge #109 use Houndstooth
Craftyhazelnut's  Patterned Paper Challenge: Use pattern Paper

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Man in the Moon


I love to save Digital and Graphic images but I often forget that I have them.   When I was searching for an image to use in a challenge at Simon Monday Challenge "To the Moon", I came across this celestial Man In The Moon which reads  "I see the moon and the moon sees me! God bless the moon and God bless me." I teamed it up with some MME Pattern Paper, Yellow CS, Darice  EF, Stars cut with Sizzix die in gold glitter paper, and a Sketch from FUSION challenge to create this card.  I put some shine on the image with Clear Star pen but it does not show in the photo.  The art is from  PC Crafter, o longer in business.
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Challenges:
Simon  Monday Challenge: To the Moon-be  inspired by the universe, galaxy, or anything else out of this world.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says We're seeing stars. This cards fits into this challenge as well.
FUSION card challenge: I used the  sketch from this challenge shown in graphic to the right.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Christmas Tag



Mod Squad has a challenge this week to make tags.  For this challenge, I replicated a design that I had made before with a vintage look, using image from Magic Moonlight Free Images.  I plan to make several more of this for gifts. I used Cheery Lynn dies in my tag: Snowflake 3,  Ambergis Tiny Doily  and part of Swedish Spring Oval Frame. Other supplies are GKD Green CS, Heartfelt Creations pattern paper, Oyster Pearl Glossy CS, organdy ribbon from stash, and Gold Pen. On the back ( sorry no photo) I stamped TO and FROM with GKD stamps.

Challenge:
Mod Squad Challenge: Tag Time



Using Pattern Papers


Hello!   Today I have a Christmas card made with the sketch shown below.  This was made using only papers, an embossing folder,  and dies....no stamping or coloring involved.  The White card base was embossed with Darice EF Snowflakes and layered with strips of Yellow CS and 5 Pattern papers from Crate Paper Sunny Day pad.  Merry Christmas words were cut with Cheery Lynn dies.  A very quick card but quite colorful!

Challenge:
CAS(E) this Sketch:  #100 Sketch
Just Add Ink:  Just add texture. Dry embossing adds texture.
Crafty Sentiments Design: Challenge is to use 2 or more papers design

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Monday, November 17, 2014

First Snow of the Season

I am back today with pictures of our first snow fall in North Canton, OH.
This is the snow that greeted us this morning which was a very wet snow and laid heavily on the trees and shrubbery.   You can see in the first picture that we still  have some fall leaves remaining on the trees. How is your weather?
 

Front of House

Sitting Area

Side Garden


Red Maple Tree




Looking Over Our Back Fence
I hope that you are warm and safe whatever weather you are having.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa