Thursday, October 31, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: Embossing

Welcome back to another edition of the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!  This week's challenge is all about embossing.....any kind is fine!  Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Ellen Hutson!!!   
I often forget about embossing folders but they give such amazing dimension and I really should use them more often!.  So I decided to use dry embossing for my card today.  I've used a Sizzix embossing idea what it's called as I borrowed it from a friend! 
I've embossed just the lower portion front portion of my card base.  I have then layered a red border to my Merry Christmas panel and adhered using foam adhesive. 
Merry Christmas  
Remember this challenge is sponsored by Ellen the winner will get to do a little shopping!!!
{Merry Christmas}
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy (PTI)
Dies:  Merry Christmas, Bracket Edge (Simon Says Stamp)
Misc:  Embossing  Folder (Sizzix), Foam Adhesive

Birthday wishes

Hi everyone!  I wanted to share one of my favorite cards I've made recently......using some "old" Verve goodies and some "new" Verve goodies!
This new Poppy Birthday set from Verve is most definitely going to be a favorite of mine.  With Poppy dies to match, it's going to get lots of use in my studio!  I broke up the floral panel using a tiny little border stamp from the Borderline set as well as a sentiment. 
Let's talk about those silver embellishments.....they are mini nailheads that I picked up from a recent trip to Archivers.  They are the PERFECT embellishment for mailing! 
Birthday Wishes  
Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!
{Birthday wishes}
Stamps:  Borderline, Poppy Birthday (Verve)
Paper:  White (PTI), Ripe Avocado (PTI)
Pattern Paper:  Chalk Studio (MME)
Ink:  Slate (AMuse), Onyx Black (Versafine), Sweet Plum (Memento Luxe), Ripe Avocado (PTI)
Dies:  Poppy Dies (Verve), Wrapped Mailing Label Die (Simon Says Stamp)
Misc:  Nailheads (Archivers), Foam Adhesive, Corner Chomper

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!  I couldn't let this holiday pass by without posting my kiddos mini 3x3 cards I made for them!  Halloween is one of my favorite's a pic of our pumpkins we carved last night.  Payton and I worked on the witch, Brett worked on the winking pumpkin, and dad?  Yes.....a wildcat!
So back to my kiddos cards......they look for them every holiday to be in their "mailboxes" on the morning of the holiday.  I set them out at their "spot" at the breakfast table with a sweet treat.  Kinda fun and it's become a tradition!  Using some adorable Reverse Confetti stamps, these came together very quickly!

Have a spooky Halloween!!!
{Oct. 31}
Stamps:  Spooky Cuties, Spooky Sentiments (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  White, Black (PTI)
Ink:  Orange (AMuse), Mojito (Fresh Ink), Onyx Black (Versafine), Versamark
Misc:  Circle Punch, Foam Adhesive, White Embossing Powder, Star Sequins (AC), Copic (T1)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Masculine card.....

***This is my second post of the day so if you are here for my 12 Kits of Occasions post, please click HERE or scroll down***
I recently had some time to play around a bit more with my November Simon Says Stamp Card Kit.  Many more uses of this stamp set came to me.......this one being a totally masculine card for my hubby.  Easy peasy.....the little banners were hand cut out (but there is a die) and one was elevated with foam tape.
Nobody gets me
Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!
{Nobody gets me}
Stamps:  Love This (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Basic Gray (SU), White (PTI)
Ink:  Slate, Orange, Ocean (AMuse), Mojito (Fresh Ink), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Misc:  Foam Tape

12 Kit of Occasions {October Kit}

Welcome to the October Edition of the 12 Kits of Holidays!  Every single month we get goodies from the hostess for the month. So many new things arrive..... makes it so fun!!!  We have added some new things to our group recently.......a new BLOG (The 12 Kits of Occasions) and Facebook page.  Please go join our following over on the blog and LIKE us on Facebook! 
This month our kit was sent out by Kara Vrabel.  Kara sent us a beautiful fall package.....beautiful fall papers, embellishments, and other goodies!  Take a peek below at what she sent!  Thank so much Kara! 
October Kit
{photo courtesy of Kara}
The first thing I wanted to dive into were those gold leaves!  They are just gorgeous and detailed. 
I've got to show you the next has a beautifully stamped background panel of fall leaves.  This was all stamped by Kara.  Here, I've paired it with this fun brown glitter tape!
My last card features a little Copic coloring......paired with layers of patterns and glitter tape. 
autumn blessings

That's it from me today but let's go check out what the rest of the group made with this kit!!!  The full supply list can be found on the 12 kits of Occasions blog!!!  Make sure to visit the 12 Kits Blog for details on a possible little prize for hopping along!

Kara {KandRDesigns}--October Hostess


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Birthday Wishes!

Hi everyone!  I have a fun little wrap and tag to share using 2 of my favorite companies.......Verve Stamps and Timeless Twine!  I found these gift boxes on clearance way back and thought they would be perfect to embellish since they were a solid color.   
I've used these beautiful flowers from Surely Goodness and leaves from Dream Big.....both from Verve (and their matching dies), to create a tag for my box.  I just think the Tag and Raspberry Pink Twine add so much interest to the otherwise plain box. 
 Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!
{Birthday Wishes}
Stamps:  Dream Big, Surely Goodness (Verve)
Paper:  Rustic White (PTI)
Ink:  Fuchsia, Mojito (Fresh Ink), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Dies:  Banner Bundle Die Set, Dreamy Leaves, Goodness Flowers Dies (A cut above dies by Verve)
Misc:  Foam Tape, Black Gem, Gift Box (Target)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Hi everyone!  Since Halloween is just over a week away, I thought I'd share another card I made this season.  This is a spooky "cute" Halloween card using stamps from Neat & Tangled
I enjoy the polaroid look because it narrows down the creative space you have when creating a scene.  Here I simply stamped my scene onto white cardstock and layered it on a black panel.  Layering your stamped panel onto a bright colored background really makes the panel standout. 
HappyHalloween 10.23.13  
Graveyard Shift
Graveyard Shift
Halloween Scene
Halloween Scene
Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!
{Happy Halloween}
Stamps:  Halloween Scene, Graveyard Shift (Neat & Tangled)
Paper:  White, True Black (PTI)
Pattern Paper:  Halloween Parade (Doodlebug Design)
Ink: Versamark, Onyx Black (Versafine)
Misc:  Copic, Foam Adhesive, White Embossing Powder

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

More with the SSS November Card Kit

****For my Simon Says Stamp Card Kit Blog Hop post and goody bag HEREYou have until Oct. 24 at 6pm EST to comment for your chance to win!****
I thought I'd share another card I made with the Simon Says Stamp November Card Kit.  The kit includes so many fun papers from the Amy Tangerine Cut and Paste collection, gorgeous color, and cute embellishments.  And did I mention an awesome exclusive stamp set?  They truly should have named this kit......."love this" to match the stamp set!  :)
I decided to randomly stamp my own paper (playing off the color scheme in the kit) using the circle stamps that are included in this set.  I love that there is a striped, polka dot, and solid circle included.  To add some interest, I stamped a strip of cardstock with the striped border stamp and positioned it at an angle on my card.
Happy Birthday  
Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!!
{Happy Happy Birthday}
Stamps:  Love This (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Lollipop, Marshmallow (Bazzill)
Ink:  Aquatic Splash, Red Magic (Versamagic), Fuchsia (Fresh Ink), Slate (Amuse), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Misc:  Corner Chomper, Foam Adhesive

Monday, October 21, 2013

Count your blessings......

****For my Simon Says Stamp Card Kit Blog Hop post and goody bag HERE****
Yesterday we celebrated my daughter's 8th birthday.....actually we celebrated all weekend.  :)  She is super special in my life and one of the reasons I "count my blessings" today.  I have no idea how I was given such a sweet little girl......
We celebrated by having her birthday party at a local bakery shop where the girls got to decorate their chefs hat and decorate cupcakes.  They even got to take the aprons home with them! 
So I did whittle some time this weekend to play with some of my favorite fall stamps this year from......Reverse Confetti!  I've used Count your Rainbows and Forever Fall to create this fall card.  To create my 2 toned acorn......I did cut my stamp apart to make it easier to ink up. 

Thank you for sharing a part of my day!!!!
{Count your blessings}
Stamps:  Count your Rainbows, Forever Fall (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  Rustic White (PTI)
Pattern Paper:  Reflections-Fall (Echo Park)
Ink:  Nutmeg (AMuse), Birch (Fresh Ink)
Misc:  Button Twine, Foam Adhesive, Copics, Corner Chomper

Friday, October 18, 2013

Simon Says Stamp November Card Kit Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp November 2013 Card Kit Blog Hop!

This month we have a really fun kit that features a great new exclusive Simon Says Stamp stamp set and a random assortment of twelve 6x6 papers from the new Amy Tangerine Cut and Paste collection! And that's not all! It also includes a full roll of the new Kelly Purkey Ledger washi tape, three Doodlebug Designs Pixie Mini Sticks and some other great items to get those creative juices flowing!
Did you know that you can subscribe to Simon Says Stamp’s monthly card kits for just $19.95 plus S&H every month!?  The kits are an incredible value! 

When I received my kit, I instantly fell in love with this sentiment and pattern paper.  I knew it would be perfect for some simple stamping directly to the paper.  One rounded corner and a few enamel dots were the final touches.
Love this

I am just in LOVE with this stamp set......It's going to get lots of use at my house!!!



Simon Says Stamp is giving away a goody bag at every stop on the hop! That's eleven chances to win!
Just leave a comment on each of the blog posts as you hop along to be entered in the random drawings. The giveaways will stay open until Thursday October 24, 2013 at 6:00pm EST and the winners will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Friday October 25, 2013.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog on the hop! I'm the last stop on the hop today......make sure to stop by the Simon Says Stamp blog!
If you encounter any broken links on the hop, you can head back the Simon Says Stamp blog HERE for a full list of participants.

Happy Hopping!! ;-)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: Tags and Bags

Welcome back to another edition of the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!  This week's challenge is all about Bags and Tags and we are sponsored by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps this week!!!   

I chose to work with the newest Fri-Die:  Funky Square Tag and stamp set: Christmas Carols.  (Links are found below)  This came together soo quickly and I can't wait to make more of these for gift card giving this holiday.  I picked up these little burlap bags and embellished clothespins in the dollar bins at Michaels.  So all I had to do was made a simple sweet tag to clip on!!!

Joy to the world  
Remember this challenge is sponsored by CAS-ual the winner will get to do a little shopping and pick up some of the newest goodies!!!

Thanks so much for sharing part of your day with me!
{Joy to the world}
Paper:  Rustic White (PTI)
Ink:  Red Magic (Versamagic), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Misc:  Red Burlap Bag, Decorated Wood Clip (Michaels)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Lil' Inker Designs Release Hop {Day 4}

Welcome to Day 4 of the new release from Lil' Inker Designs and this month we are celebrating the holidays!!  These new goodies will SURE make it easy to whip up some cards for your loved ones!
You should have arrived here from the amazing Alyssa Scritchfield......if not, please start back at the beginning over on the Lil' Inker Designs blog
Today I'm sharing a card that I absolutely LOVE!!!  I had so much fun with this card using the new dies......Christmas Bits Dies.  After die cutting lots of little trees, I glued down the centers and arranged them making sure that the ends were all lifted off the card.  My sentiment was selectively stamped onto a Flags and Tags Die.  The glitter was all added by dabbing my glue pen all over the "branches" and adding Martha Stewart Glitter. 
Amy 'Tis the season  
 Now, your next stop on the blog hop is the fabulous Jeanne Jachna.......a special Guest Designer this month! 

We will be giving away 2 $10 store credits as prizes with this release. Please remember to leave comments for everyone to increase your chances of being chosen from our secret prize blog!!!
{'Tis the season}
Stamps:  Jolly and Joyful Sentiments (Lil' Inker Designs)
Paper:  White, Aqua Mist (PTI)
Ink:  Pure Poppy (PTI)
Dies:  Christmas Bits Dies, Flags and Tags Die (Lil' Inker Designs)
Misc:  Glitter, Gemes (Martha Stewart), Foam Adhesive, Corner Chomper
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