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.
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.

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.

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.

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.

Power Poppy Blog: Share your Power Poppy Creations

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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

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.
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.

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 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!

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

Snowy Day, Snowy Card

Hello! This morning we woke to our first real snow....and it is a beautiful winter scene.  Maybe I will post pictures later.  It seems appropriate to post this all white card with snowflakes today.  I made this for the challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge.  The card base is Oyster Pearl CS topped with a layer of glossy white CS embossed with Darice EF Snowflakes.  I used 2 white ribbons... I liked the contrast of the a shiny satin and the other a white grosgrain.  To the ribbons I attached the words  Merry Christmas cut with Cheery Lynn Dies that I heat embossed with Versamark and Stampendous white pearl translucent EP.  I finished with a sprinkling of pearls over the completed card. 

ABC Christmas Challenge: W for all All White
CASology: Cue card is festive.  I think my card is a bit festive.
Just Add Ink: Just add texture.
CAS on Sunday: Challenge is to use ribbon and/or twine

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Sunday, November 16, 2014

You Are a Star on Your Birthday

 Hello!  Today I have a card made for the challenge at Poppy Sketches to use pops of Raspberry, Blueberry and Granite.   I used a base card of White that I embossed with Cuttlebug EF Stars but to be different I adhered the dark CS cut 4.25" x 5.5" to the inside of the card base so I had an edge of Granite when the card is closed. The dark CS looks more black but is really a dark gray color.   I added a strip of Chevron Pattern scrap with a Raspberry flower cut with Nesties Blossom dies and navy brads. The word Happy was cut with a Cheery Lynn die from Blue CS scrap.  Inside I continued with the word Birthday cut in Raspberry with  a Marianne die and added a white star cut with a Sizzix die and stamped with "You are a Star", a Flourishes stamp using Memento Blue Danube ink.

Poppy Sketches: #17 Sketch with colors shown below.  Sorry this is their last challenge.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says We're Seeing Stars.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Saturday, November 15, 2014

A Little Sugar for Christmas

How about some gingerbread cookies?  The Christmas challenge at The Glory of Christmas is biscuits/cookies so I thought I'd used this seldom used Gingerbread stamp from GKD First Christmas set.  I stamped the pair of Gingerbread with Versamark on Kraft CS and heat embossed with Ranger Seafoam White EP. The colors are from the Challenge at Card Concept. The image was cut with Nesties Circle die and matted on a Red CS.   Following the sketch from Sweet Sunday, I assembled my card with Kraft Card Base, Pattern Paper from Crate Paper Snowy Day pad.  Finished with a sentiment from Creative Vision Holiday Sentiments and a Red Ribbon.

The Glory of Christmas Challenge: Biscuits/Cookies

Sweet Sunday Sketch: #244 Shown on right
Crafty Sentiments Challenge: Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Challenge:  Pairs or 2 of a kind...used a pair of Gingerbread.  I know this may be a stretch for this challenge?
Papertake Weekly Challenge: 2 or 4 Legs.   My take on this challenge may be a bit different than it was to be.
The Card Concept: Challenge #23 - A  Krafty Christmas.  My style would fall into Clean and Layered.  The colors from the graphic on the right are used in my design.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Friday, November 14, 2014

One Layer Challenge

Back today for a quick post for the Less Is More make a one layer card with a focus on Starry, Starry Night.  I was trying to think of a scene but decided to cut some stars in a Navy CS backed with white using a Sizzix die.  I simply sponged the Stars with DI Squeezed Lemonade using a mask and then stamped sentiments from Creative Vision with Memento Nautical Blue.  Shown below is inside of card.
Less is More: One Layer with Starry, Starry Night theme

Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says "We're seeing stars."

 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

James With Pile Of Presents

Hello!  I am back with James, my favorite Bear from LOTV who is having trouble carrying his Christmas presents and has dropped one that is tumbling down my card.  He was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink on White CS and colored with Copics and White Liquid Pearls on his Santa Cap.  I added some shine with Clear-star pen.  The falling box is a button from my stash.   Merry Christmas stamp is from MFP and stamped in Memento Lady Bug ink.  Card Base is a Textured Green CS from stash and stripe paper is American Crafts Hollyday pad topped with a Green Satin Ribbon.

Sketch Saturday: Sketch #335 by Debra shown on right
Alphabet Challenge: T is for Traditional Christmas...used traditional red and green
The Ribbon Girl Challenge: Make a Christmas Card with LOTV products
Craft Your Passion Challenge: Something beginning with B--I used Bear, Boxes, Button
Addicted to Stamps and More: Anything goes.
Papertake Weekly Challenge: 2 or 4 Legs
Crafty Ribbons Challenge: Christmas Creation with ribbon
Crafty Catz Challenge: Christmas is Coming!

 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Peace on Earth

As promised, I am back with another Ornament Christmas card using Blue and Silver.  Again I was inspired by the challenges at Merry Monday and Simon Says.   I featured only one ornament stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Zing Silver EP on DCWV Blue Foil CS.  Stamps are from Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament set.  I cut out the Ornament and attached to a White Glossy CS embossed with Cuttlebug Forest Branches.  I added a Silver Pine Branch cut with Impression Obsession die and some Blue Ribbon.   This was attached to a White Card Base and a mat of the Blue Foil CS. 

Challenges: Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: #134 Create a card with Ornaments in silver/gray and blue. I am not sure if I can enter another card but will try.
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Ornaments
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything Christmas

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Serving up Pumpkin Pie

I am back with a second post today.  I made a Fall Thank you card using a couple of Meljens Digis with fall colors from her design team challenge.  I printed the Pumpkin Pie Slice and Happy Fall verse on white CS and Colored with Copics and Silver Pen.  I cut these with Nesties square dies and matted on Orange CS then a pattern Background from GKD pad and a Orange Card Base.  Finished with 3 Brown Brads and Cameo cut "Thanks" in brown.  Topped the pie slice with Liquid Pearls "whipping cream".

Meljens Design Team: Challenge Theme is August Brights.
 See graphic for colors on right.
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Sketch #275 with a twist to use Pumpkins and Leaves.  See sketch on right.
Digi Sketch Challenge: Theme is Food.  I only used the theme not the sketch for my card. Used Pumpkin pie digi.
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: Theme is Thankful.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Blue and Silver Ornaments

Hello!  I was really inspired by the Merry Monday challenge this week.  I immediately began my card by gathering Silver Metallic CS, DCWV Blue Foil CS, and Glossy White CS.  I cut Pine branches with Impression Obsession die  and stamped the Ornaments with Spellbinders Heirloom set using Versamark and Silver EP. I fussy cut the Ornaments and arranged all the elements on a White Card Base using Blue Satin Ribbon to hang the ornaments attached with Pop-Up Dots.  My DH helped me decide the layout.  I love the shine and sparkle of my card.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: Wendy asked us to create a Christmas card with ornaments in silver/gray & blue.
Creative Corner Challenge: It's beginning to look like Christmas.
Clear It Out Challenge: Theme-Anything Goes. Stash -Use 3 of the same thing. I used 3 ribbons, 3 ornaments.
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Ornaments

Stay tune for another Blue and Silver card.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Is The Doily Stamped or Hand Knit?

I hope you are having a great weekend. This is my second post today.   I  wanted to get this card posted for a couple of challenges that are closing soon.  I used a Doily stamp from Gina K Designs that I love from Nana's Needlwork set by Nina.... it stamps so beautifully, especially when using heat embossing,  and even the doily looks like  it's hand knitted on the card and in the photo.   I knew that I wanted to use this stamp when I first read the Mod Squad challenge for us to use a doily last Wednesday and it also fits into a challenge at Stamp TV.

I decided to really focus on this lovely Doily image and to highlight with Little Blue Boy Blue CS from GKD.   I stamped using Versamark and heat embossed with Ranger Seafoam White EP.  I hope you can see the beautiful details of the doily design and wish you could feel the wonderful texture.  You will just have to really trust me on how great it is in real life! I spent time trying to get my design just right....even called in my DH as a consultant for his opinions.  I tried ribbon under the sentiment but the embossed pattern  paper from GKD won out.  It matched the color perfectly and seemed to go well underneath the embossed sentiment from GKD Inside and Out Set.  I thought this card screamed out for pearls and I decided to use a ZVA Creations Pearl Flourish that I have hoarded for a very long time.  I place it along the upper edge of the card that I punched with Martha Stewart Double Loop Corner Punch.  I finished the center in the doily with a single Pearl.....which is my most fave gem.
By the way, the card base is White Glossy CS which I think even adds more to an elegant feel.

Mod Squad Challenge Blog:  Grandma's Attic...use a doily in some way on your card. I chose to make the Doily the center of attention.
Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday Challenge-Karen's Challenge is to use a set from the past.  I used 2010 Nana's Needlework and 2010 Inside and Out.

 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa