Thursday, September 29, 2016

Pink and Silver

Hello!  I am back with another Pink and Silver Christmas card using some leftovers from yesterday's card.  To this card, I added an embossed layer of Silver Metallic CS which I wrapped the center with Pink Vellum so the attached ornament would shown better.   I've included 2 photos to show from different angles.  It is so difficult to capture Metallic CS without glare.
Supplies Used: Marianne Christmas Bauble Die; Pink CS, Silver CS, Vellum;
Card & Papercraft Embossing Border(freebie with magazine); Silver Twine; Fun Foam.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: #215 Pinks with Gray or Silver

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Trees of the Seasons

Hello!  Today I have 2 One Layer  cards using the same stamps and similar layouts but added an extra tree to the winter one using masking.  Stamps used are from Gina K's The Northwood set.  I decided to make one for Fall and one for Winter.  I may make more for Summer and Spring and use for a card set of birthday cards.
Supplies Used: White CS; Memento Rich Cocoa, Summer Sky, Paris Dusk Inks, SU Bordering Blue Ink;  Memento Markers, Stickles Frosted Lace, Liquid Pearls.

Double D Challenges: Trees, Trees, Trees. I was inspired to make 2 cards.
Creative Corner Challenges: Theme is Autumn
Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C355 Make a birthday card.
CAS on Sunday: Challenge 92 Make a one layer card.
AAA Cards: Game 74 Masking. Used masking to add a sixth tree to the CAS Winter card.
Mod Squad Challenge: Theme is Falling Leaves

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Birthday Wishes

Welcome!  This is my second post of the day.  I was playing with the color challenge at Pals Paper Arts shown below and came up with this design.  I used Gina K Designs stamps from Wild Blossoms and Tiny Textures.  I stamped the "Splatter" with SU Sage Shadow ink and then used SU Regal Rose and Glorious Green inks for the blossom and verse.  I think the colors match up well enough for the challenge.   I used a coral card base and a minty green layer embossed with EF Bubbles.  I adhered the image after using a die cut and inked the edge with a Copic.
Pals Paper Arts:  PPA319 Color Challenge
Mod Squad Challenge Blog: Celebrate your inner splatter. My splat was made with a stamp. 
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Christmas Ornament

Hello!  Today I am playing with Christmas time like the present to begin making holiday cards.  I am playing with a pink and silver theme.  I cut the Marianne Christmas Bauble die from Metallic Silver CS and  used a circle of Pink Vellum to back it.  My card base is a Shimmering Pink Pearl CS from Crafter's Companion.  I heat embossed a verse from Penney Black's Wonder Collection with Silver EP. Added some Pink Satin Ribbon to the ornament.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: #215 Pinks with Gray or Silver
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #300 Use a sentiment
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: September Anything Goes for Christmas

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Bouquet of Sunflowers

This quick and simple CAS card was made with a Power Poppy digital stamp colored with Copics and placed on a card base of Brown CS with a mat of Authenique Pattern Paper.  The image was framed with Brown CS cut with Nesties oval dies.  I created the bouquet by using Photoshop to layering the flowers.  I think this makes a nice notecard or I can add a verse when sending the card for a specific occasion.
Just Us Girls Challenge: Week #362 Photo inspiration
CASology:  Week 216
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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Book for Good Friends

Welcome!  Today I have a card that was inspired by the Photo Challenge at The House That Stamps Built shown lower left.  When I saw the yellow ruler in the photo, I remembered some leftovers of a tape measure that I created for a card some time ago-I had scanned an actual tape measure and then printed out my own patterned paper.  Once I found the leftover "tape", I began my card.   I decided to create a Blue Book titled "Good Friends" with Blue and White CS with an insert of Fun Foam and placed the ruler inside for a book mark.  The card evolved into a Birthday card when I decided to make the book open to reveal Happy Birthday on the first page using a Repeat Impressions stamp.  I added magnets (recycled from an advertising brochure) as a closure for the cover.
I used a Red Card Base with a layer of Green CS and a layer of White CS embossed with Gingham EF (to pick up the colors and texture of the cupcakes in the photo). All stamps are from Repeat Impressions.  The apple was cut freehand as a finishing touch to the cover.
The House That Stamps Built: WIW Photo Challenge S2116 

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Fall Is Here

Fall is here! At least according to the calendar.  Yesterday, with fall colors in mind,  I colored Power Poppy Olive and Oak digital image after printing on White CS.  I distressed the edges with Distress Ink  Wild Honey and attached to a Pattern Paper from Teresa Collins World Traveler pad.  I like the combo of this paper with the image ....just looked good together. I added a card base of Pumpkin Spice CS.  I could not decide on a sentiment so I will wait until I use the card and determine that.   I think this would be good to use for  a fall birthday, thanksgiving, thank you, or simply to say hello.  What purpose do you think it would be appropriate for?

613 Avenue Create: Challenge 189 Anything Goes with optional twist of The Colors of Fall.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: September challenge use patterned paper
Cards in Envy: Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall.  Use fall colors or fall themed cards that fit into an envelope.
Creative Corner Challenges: Challenge is Autumn
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #32 Autumn, Halloween, Thanksgiving

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Apples in Season

Hello!  Today my card is made with a sketch from Sketch Saturday challenge but I gave it a turn.  I printed the Power Poppy digital image from Apples in Season on white CS and colored with Copics.  I placed this on MME patterned paper and then a card base of GKD Grass Green CS.  I added some die cut leaves and a blossom fussy cut from a scrap of Graphic 45.  The sentiment from Flourishes Zinnias set was heat embossed with Red EP.   I think this is a great card for this season.
Sketch Saturday: Week 340 shown below.
The Paper Players: PP313 Clean And Simple with a Taste of Fall
613 Avenue Create: #189 Anything Goes with an Optional Twist - the Colors of Fall

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Bluebird in Paradise

Hello!  The challenge at Stamp TV Mix It Up Monday challenge is to Make A Scene.  I decided to create a outdoor scene of a Bluebird sitting near a bird house as if he were protecting the house or waiting for another bird to exit.   I drew in the post for the birdhouse.  I often see birds sitting in this manner by our bird houses.  To finish, I popped up a fussy cut butterfly checking out some of the blooms.  I used metallic and glitter pens to color in the flowers.  Sponged some blue ink in background.
Supplies: Stamps-GKD Birds & Blossoms, Wild Blooms, and Hello Friends; Inks-Memento Rich Cocoa, Bamboo Leaves, Summer Sky, Tuxedo Black, and Versamark;
Cardstock-White, GKD Grass Green, DCWV Metallic Copper; Assorted Copics; Sakura Gelly Roll Glitter and Metallic Pens; Copper EP.
House of Cards Challenge:  September challenge -Add a bird and/or use colors. I used a bird on my design.
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge 212 Make your Mark
What scenes do you see?
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

One Layer

Hello!  My card today is a Clean and Simple One Layer card.   I used a NBUS Heidi Swapp  swirl stamp that I decided would be perfect for my design. This was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink on White CS as well as a verse from Power Poppy Dahlias set.  I added some score lines to frame the image.  I inked the edges with a Black Copic marker to finish.  I was pleased with the simple but elegant result.
CAS on Sunday: Challenge #92 One Layer Card
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Clean and Simple
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Challenge is For Someone Special

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Time for a Cup of Java

My post today is a card that I made for the challenge Inspired by All the Little Things #24 shown below.   I started by creating a background with an Aqua CS that I embossed with a Woodgrain EF and inked with brown and caramel inks.  I stamped the Stack of Cups with a MFP stamp from Oh Beans set on Blue CS with Versamark and embossed with Clear EP.  Did some shading with markers and then fussy cut the cups.  Assembled the card with 2 shades of Kraft CS.  Added Thanks sentiment stamped with a Repeat Impressions stamp with Brown ink.
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Monday, September 19, 2016

Birthday Wishes


Welcome!  This is my third post today. Spent some time this weekend in the studio.
I was thinking of several challenges as I made this card using stamps from Repeat Impressions Happy Cling Set. I stamped the words on White CS with Memento Tuxedo Black and SU Ruby Red inks and cut with an Oval die and then embossed with Gingham EF.  I attached this to a Black CS mat and a card base of Red CS.  Decided it needed some happy butterflies that I cut with a Cheery Lynn die.
The House That Stamps Built: DCC14 Challenge is Happy Birthday
Mod Squad Challenge: What's That You Say?  Use sentiment as focal point.
Simon Says Wednesday: Simon says Clean and Simple
Crafty Catz: Challenge 338 Color Combo Red/Black /White
Allsorts Challenge: Week 381 Black and White plus One
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Wine for your Birthday or Whine?


Hello!  I have a card to post that was very quick and easy to make.  I made use of some patterned paper by Paper House from  At The Vineyard paper pad.  I trimmed the paper and edged with a Pilot Metallic Gold Marker (easy way to give a layered look without the weight) and attached to a Wine colored card base. I stamped a Repeat Impressions sentiment from the Wine Time Series with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Gold EP.  How easy can that be? 
My DH was amused by this card.  Made him laugh out loud.
The House That Stamps Built: Designer's Choice Challenge 914- Happy Birthday
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Use patterned paper on card.

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Leafy Tree with Lime

Hello!  I saw the challenge at Fusion (shown below)  and immediately thought of a Darice embossing folder called Leafy Tree and was inspired by the photo to create this card.   I simply embossed a Lime Green CS with the folder and inked the raised areas with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.   I stamped the GKD sentiment from A Year of Leaves with the same ink.  Finished with a yellow mat(used the yellow from the photo)  and black card base.   How simple but I think it fits the challenge.
This is a fun challenge and I am glad that it has returned after a summer break. Make sure to check out their new look as well as the challenge.

Have a great day!
I love reading your comments. Theresa

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Orange Roses for Fall

Hello!  I was inspired by the colors and the roses in the photo inspiration challenge Fall Floral at Curtain Call.  I chose to use Gina K Stamps Old Country Roses to make roses with Memento Potter's Clay, SU Ruby Red, and Memento Rhubarb Stalk inks for the 3 step stamps.  I fussy cut the blossoms and chose to die cut stems with Memory Box English Rose Stem die cut.  I cut the stems and leaves from GKD Fresh Asparagus and inked them to highlight the details.  I assembled these elements on a background that I made with an EF Woodgrain, Scor-pal, Gray Flannel ink, Creamy Caramel ink, and white CS.  I placed it on a mat of Copper Metallic CS and then a card base of Rusty Orange.  The GKD sentiment was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Copper EP.  Finished with a bit of Orange Twine.  I must admit that the photo does not do justice to my card...did not capture the depth and looks so much better in real life.  Trust me!
Curtain Call Inspiration ChallengeFall Floral
Creative Corner Challenge: No Pattern Paper Allowed
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge 211Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Use favorite stamp or image.  Roses are a favorite image of mine and this rose stamp is a new favorite.

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Recyling from a Catalog


Hello!  For the AAA Cards challenge we are to feature something that we've re-cycled on a CAS card.  I decided to use a Coldwater Creek catalog and cut some of the pages with a Memory Box die for my design.  I am showing the cover that I used to cut the flowers and I used another page for the stem of the flowers.  I stamped a GKD sentiment with SU Always Artichoke ink and edged the image layer with a green marker before adhering to a wine card base. 
AAA Cards: Game #73 Upcycling
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Clean and Simple
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Friday, September 16, 2016

Vase of Sunflowers

Welcome to the studio!  Today I have been playing with a new digital stamp from Power Poppy called Sunshine of My Life.  After printing the image, I colored with Copics and added some dots with a Metallic Glaze pen.  I stamped a sentiment from Power Poppy with SU Always Artichoke ink.  I kept the design CAS using a card base of GKD Fresh Asparagus CS and a mat of pattern paper from MME.  I will be entering this card into the Passionate Paper Creations Coloring contest on face book.

Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Clean and Simple
Curtain Call: Fall Floral Challenge. Inspired by the colors and flowers.
Double D: Down on the Farm Challenge.  My sunflowers look like they just picked on the farm.

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa