Monday, October 17, 2016

Count Purrcula Halloween Card

Halloween is my favorite holiday to make handmade cards. I think it's the colors because I don't really like "scary" things. However, I do love to hand out candy and see all the fun Halloween costumes of the little trick-or-treating children.

This Count Purrcula Halloween Card is my latest creation. The image is by Jessica Lynn Original and it was colored with Copic markers. To make the spooky sky a brayer with ink pads was used, it was then die cut with a pierced oval by Avery Elle and then die cut spooky clouds from Taylored Expressions was adhered. Some silver texture paste was added to the patterned paper using the Dot Fade stencil by Tim Holtz and the finishing touch was three sequins for sparkle. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Challenges entered include:

Saturday, October 15, 2016

You are Stronger Card

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Becca at The Damsel of Distressed has once again organized The Hop to Stop to bring attention to the cause. Domestic Violence can be closer than you think, with 1 of 3 women experiencing domestic violence over the course of their lifetimes, chances are you know someone who has or will be a victim. Click here to visit Becca's blog and for details about The Hop to Stop.

When deciding on a design for my card, I knew I wanted to use this sentiment by Stampin' Up! from the Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set. To me, it makes a great encouragement card for more than just sympathy. When you pair the sentiment with some pretty purple flowers... hopefully it's uplifting for someone who has experienced domestic violence.

You are Stronger Card Supply List*:
  • Paper: Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum and Perfect Plum cardstock, green cardstock by Bazzill Basics along with striped paper by My Mind's Eye.
  • Stamps: Heartfelt Sympathy and Falling Flowers.
  • Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Perfect Plum and Wild Wasabi.
  • Other Stuff: Big Shot, May Flowers framelit dies, Scalloped Frame by Taylored Expressions, Perfect Plum enamel dots and dimensionals. 
*All supplies by Stampin' Up! unless noted.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
  1. Brown Sugar: Handmade Flowers
  2. Creative Knockouts: Anything Goes
  3. Crafting by Designs: Add a Sentiment
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Quick Patterned Paper Card

Need a quick and easy card for using your patterned paper scraps? This card is super simple and can be used for many different occasions. The supplies are minimal and you can arrange the different patterned squares however you want. I arranged the top and bottom rows opposite of each other and the middle row is completely different. The patterned papers are from the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! and the colors include: Night of Navy and Whisper White accented with Cherry Cobbler cardstock. Some Cherry Cobbler twine was added for detail and three silver sequins accent the You're Amazing sentiment from the Watercolor Wishes card kit. That's it! Don't forget the patterned paper sale going on now at Stampin' Up! until the end of the month.

This Quick Patterned Paper Card is entered into the following challenges:

Designer Series Paper Sale

Hello crafty friends! In case you're a pattern paper addict like myself, I wanted to share the Designer Series Paper Sale that Stampin' Up! is offering until the end of the month. Papers from the annual and holiday catalog are included but the specialty paper and paper stacks are not. Take advantage of the paper sale before the end of the month.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Halloween Challenge at Tuesday Throwdown

Hello and happy Tuesday! It's getting close to Halloween and hopefully our challenge this week at Tuesday Throwdown will inspire you to get creative. It's simple... use the photo above, make your creation and link to our challenge by mid-day on Monday, October 17th. Our sponsor this week is A Day for Daisies and they generously provided the design team images for our creations. Click here for all the challenge details and design team inspiration.

The image selected for my card is called Little Witch On Fence and it was colored with Copic markers. All patterned papers are from my Halloween paper scrap bin. The twine is from the current holiday catalog by Stampin' Up! and the Goulish Greetings sentiment is retired by Stampin' Up!. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

This Halloween Card is entered into the following challenges:

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Learn, Live, Hope Card

From the first time I saw the sneak peeks of the new Live the Life You Dream About Spirit Animal stamp set by Jessica Lynn Original, I knew I would be making my oldest niece a card with the cattle skull. The last time I was in her room I saw one she plans on painting to hang on her wall. One of her favorite colors is turquoise/aqua and although the color I used is lighter, I think she will love it.

Creating this card started with the color choices and finding the right patterned papers. The plaid is from the new Fall Perfectly Plaid paper by Lawn Fawn and the wood is from the Bella Rosa Collection by Bo Bunny. Copic markers were used to color the image and then it was cut with a stitched circle die by My Favorite Things. Everything else is pretty basic. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

This Learn, Live, Hope Card is entered into the following challenges:

Friday, October 7, 2016

Jessica Lynn Original Stamp Launch

Hello! Tonight is the launch of a new stamp set at Jessica Lynn Original called Live the Life You Dream About Spirit Animal. I've created a couple of cards that I'm sharing with you now and one I'll be sharing tomorrow. This set was a lot of fun to work with! The images are unique and I really like the included sentiments. Lots of possibilities for masculine or feminine designs.

The above birthday card features the cactus stamp colored with Copic markers. I did a quick search for cactus flower colors and was surprised how many different colors were represented. It was hard to choose but I wanted my card to have an Autumn/Fall feel, so I went with the orange flowers. When I started making the card to the right I went with a tall and skinny design. The finished size is 4" x 8.75" and fits perfectly into a No. 10 envelope. By piecing the papers together I was able to utilize some of my scraps from the DCWV Pumpkin Patch matstack. The arrow design has gold foil which looks really good with the gold embossed dream catcher.

I'm glad you stopped by my blog! Come back again tomorrow for more inspiration using the new stamp set. Enjoy the rest of your day!

Check out the design team inspiration:

  1. Angeline:
  2. Maria:
  3. Jeanette:
  4. Lisa:…/label/JessicaLynnOriginal