Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Spider Web Halloween Card

In general I'm not a fan of spiders!!! When it comes to Halloween, those creepy little arachnids are a great way to spook up your card creations. This Spider Web Halloween Card was made using the Stampin' Up! Spider Web embossing folder along with Core'dinations sandable card stock. I really like the way spider web looks after it's sanded. I made this card for the following challenges:
  1. Freshly Made Sketches: Sketch challenge
  2. City Crafter Challenge: An Early Boo challenge
  3. Simon Says Stamp: Anything goes challenge
Spider Web Halloween Card Supplies*:
  • Paper: Black card stock, lucky limeade card stock, tangerine tango card stock, rich razzleberry card stock, Howlstooth & Scaringbone designer series paper (126906), and Core'dinations Black Magic Collection card stock.
  • Stamps: Googly Ghouls stamp set (128063,clear mount).
  • Inks: Classic stampin' pad in basic black.
  • Other Stuff: Googlies (127539), and stampin' dimensionals.
*All supplies by Stampin' Up! unless noted.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a great day!!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Fall With Gratitude Card

Good afternoon! My morning was filled with laundry and card making, but let me be honest, I spent more time on my card than I did on the laundry. This Fall With Gratitude Card was made for the following challenges:
  1. Mojo Monday: Sketch challenge
  2. The Pink Elephant: Chevron or Hexagon challenge
  3. Make It Monday: Anything goes

Fall With Gratitude Card Supplies:
  • Paper: Cajun craze, very vanilla, old olive, pool party, summer starfruit, and lucky limeade card stock by Stampin' Up!, patterned paper by Crate Paper (Farmhouse collection #FH951 and Little Boy Blue collection, Leo #680049) and Pebbles (Sunny Side collection, Sprout #751281).
  • Stamps: Thankful Accents by Verve Stamps (vs-09-049) and Language of Friendship by Stampin' Up! (122752).
  • Inks: Classic stampin' pads in cajun craze, early espresso, and summer starfruit all by Stampin' Up!
  • Other Stuff: Boho Blossom punch (119858) and Bird Builder punch (117191, leaves) both by Stampin' Up!, brown rhinestone, and stampin' dimensionals.
Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by my blog!

Great Job Card

Hello all! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. This morning is the start of another challenge at Created With Love Challenges. This week the theme is Back to School and our sponsor is DigiDarla Designs. My card was made using the Back To School Word Art digital stamp by DigiDarla and the design came from last weeks Freshly Made Sketch challenge. I utilized my scrap stash to make this Great Job Card and I colored the image with Crayola colored pencils. Using Crayola pencils just seemed the thing to do for a Back to School themed card. I hope you will join us and play along this week. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
This card is also linked to the following challenges:

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Pear Thank You Card

LOVE.... the warm colours that Autumn brings! The brown, oranges, and yellows, oh my! To celebrate the first day of Autumn I made a loaf of pumpkin bread last night. The smell in the house was better than any candle. Yum!

Okay, onto the card. This Pear Thank You Card was made for the following challenges:

Pear Thank You Card Supplies: Chocolate chip card stock, old olive card stock, apple cider patterned paper by Bo Bunny, orchard harvest die cut images by Creative Imaginations, thank you circle sentiment stamp by Stampabilities, classic stampin' pad in early espresso, and foam tape. 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Elegant Butterfly Birthday Card

Hello fellow night owls! I realized late this evening that the Retro Sketches current challenge closes tonight. So, I did a little late night card making. I combined three challenges to get this Elegant Butterfly Birthday Card. Here are the three challenges that inspired this card:

Elegant Butterfly Birthday Card Supplies*:
  • Paper: Whisper white, old olive, and so saffron card stock by Stampin' Up! and a random piece of pinkish card stock from my stash (source unknown).
  • Stamps: Papillon Potpourri (123757) and Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370).
  • Inks: Classic stampin' pad in rich razzleberry
  • Other Stuff: Fancy fan embossing folder, elegant butterfly punch (127526), 1-1/4" scallop circle punch, 1/4" stitched grosgrain ribbon in rich razzleberry, modern label punch (119849), word window punch (119857), basic jewels, and stampin' dimensionals.
 * All supplies by Stampin' Up! unless noted.

White Season's Greetings Card

Good afternoon! I took this weeks challenge at CASology and created a WHITE card. I have to say this is a first for me and I'm not sure how I feel about the results. I enhanced this White Season's Greeting Card by using vellum and white glitter paper cut with the Cricut machine. I used the Christmas/Noel Cricut cartridge for the snowflakes and Season's Greetings sentiment. I do think this card is prettier in person. The white sparkle of the glitter paper doesn't really show in the photo.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and enjoy your day!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Perfectly Preserved Card

Wow! What a week!!! It was busy at work and at home. I did manage to find some time to create this Perfectly Preserved Card with some of my new goodies from Stampin' Up! I used the sketch from week #51 from the Freshly Made Sketches blog for the design. I used it a couple of weeks ago (click here), but different papers and different embellishments completely change the look. Well, I hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by my blog.

This card is also linked to the fabulous Make It Monday blog.

Perfectly Preserved Card Supplies*:
  • Paper: Orchard Harvest designer series paper (126895), very vanilla, early espresso, lucky limeade, and more mustard card stock.
  • Stamps: Perfectly preserved stamp set (126690).
  • Inks: Classic stampin' pads in early espresso, lucky limeade, and island indigo.
  • Other Stuff: Stampin' Up! Big Shot (113439), fancy fan embossing folder (127751), finishing touches edgelits (127010), cannery set framelits (127822), bitty banners framelits (129267), lucky limeade twine (125572), and stampin' dimensionals.
*All supplies by Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Denim Floral Birthday Card

Hello! I hope you are having a wonderful day. This afternoon I was able to snag a little crafting time while I was doing laundry and I came up with this Denim Floral Birthday Card. My inspiration for this card came from the CR84FN color challenge and from all the bling featured on denim fashions these days. Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a crafty day!

Denim Floral Birthday Card Supplies: Kraft card stock, burlap and denim patterned paper by The Paper Studio, chocolate chip and very vanilla card stock by Stampin' Up!, corrugated card stock (source unknown), Blossom punch and Boho Blossom punch both by Stampin' Up!, small flower punch by Creative Memories, Fiskars decorative corner punch, copper brads, jute twine, Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp and classic stampin' pad in early espresso both by Stampin' Up!, small brown rhinestones, and stampin' dimensionals.

This card is also linked to:

Monday, September 17, 2012

Merry Christmas Card

It's Mojo Monday time again. The sketch for this weeks Mojo Monday challenge is designed by Julee Tilman. I added a little zebra print accent to enter my card in the animal prints Christmas Card Challenge. It took me a little bit to get the idea together for this Merry Christmas Card, but I really like the way it turned out. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Merry Christmas Card Supplies:
  • Paper: Very Vanilla card stock by Stampin' Up!, Christmas Emporium Collection patterned paper by Graphic 45 (#4500368), light green glitter card stock by Core'dinations, red glitter card stock by DCWV, and Garden Green card stock by Stampin' Up!
  • Stamps: Zebra background stamp (UR1020) and Christmas and New Year stamp (ER1106) both by Stampabilities.
  • Inks: ColorBox warm red and warm green chalk ink by Clearsnap.
  • Other Stuff: Cricut machine, poinsettia dimensional sticker and rhinestones both by Recollections, and Radiant rain shimmering mist in ice by Creative Imaginations. 

This card is also linked to:


Floral Card

Good morning! It's time for another challenge from Created With Love Challenges. This week is a Tic Tac Toe challenge. I think this challenge is fun because it gives you some creative choice, and choice is always good. Our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps and this Floral Card was made using their Flower Pot digital stamp. I chose the middle row down and used flowers, glitter, and rhinestones. The design is from the Stella Says Sketch challenge from the Catch the Bug Blog. I hope you will play along with us this week. Have a great day!

This card is also linked to:

Friday, September 14, 2012

Fall Thank You Card

Happy Friday! Today, I'm feeling thankful for some much needed rain we received. I used that thankful feeling as inspiration for this Fall Thank You Card. I used the colors from the Color Throwdown challenge and used the less is more approach to create the design. Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a great day!

Fall Thank You Card Supplies: Chocolate chip card stock, Brown Diamonds patterned paper by Paper Pizazz, Old Olive card stock, Cherry Cobbler card stock, yellow and burnt orange card stock from my scrap stash, linen textured card stock by Core'dinations, Cricut machine for circles, sentiment stamp by TPC Studios, VersaMark stamp pad, Zing! embossing powder in Chestnut, classic stampin' pad in Chocolate Chip, leaf punch by Creative Memories, striped scrap ribbon, and stampin' dimensionals.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Six Month Blogiversary!

Hello everyone! I'm excited today because it's my six month blogiversary for Savvy Handmade Cards. I thought we should celebrate with a fun Halloween card! Halloween will be here before we know it.

This Black Cat Halloween Card was made for the Stella Says Sketch Challenge. The digital stamp is by Bugaboo Stamps and I coloured it with Copic markers and distressed the edges. The patterned paper is by K & Company (KP Halloween, 30-629004) and I used pumpkin pie card stock by Stampin' Up! The spider web was made with white glitter card stock by Core'dinations and punched with Fiskars Webs We Weave punch. Can you see the little black rhinestone eyes on the cat?

This card is also linked to:
Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a great day!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Christmas Tree Card

Happy Wednesday! The card I have for you today is what I would consider a quick and easy Christmas card. Some patterned paper, a little heat embossing, a few die cuts, a couple of punches, add a little bling, and a simple Christmas Tree Card is done. I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  Use Your Stuff: Stripes challenge
2.  Christmas Card Challenges: Include a star challenge
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope you will come back tomorrow to celebrate my six month blogiversary! I will have blog candy to give away and a Halloween linky party. Have a great day!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Love Birds Anniversary Card

This Love Birds Anniversary Card was made with three challenges in mind:

Love Birds Anniversary Card Supplies:
  • Paper: Midnight Muse card stock by Stampin' Up, Peach and white card stock by Core'dinations, Siver Damask patterned paper by The Paper Studio.
  • Stamps: Love Birds (ER1113) by Stampabilities and Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370) by Stampin' Up!
  • Inks & Coloring: London Fog by Memento, Midnight Muse by Stampin' Up!, gray and peach colored pencils.
  • Other Stuff: Cricut machine, gray ribbon by Essentials, and stampin' dimensionals.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a great day!

Go Bananas Birthday Card

Good morning! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Are you ready to participate in a birthday theme challenge? This week at Created With Love Challenges we would love for you to create a birthday themed card or paper crafting project and participate in the challenge. Our sponsor is Guylou's Inimitability Digistamps and my card is made using the Monkey and Bananas image. You can never have too many birthday cards so, go ahead and make a card today. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Go Bananas Birthday Card Supplies:
  • Paper: Brown card stock, green card stock, white card stock, black card stock, and Monkeyin' Around patterned paper by The Paper Studio.
  • Stamps: Monkey and Bananas image by Guylou's Inimitability.
  • Inks and Coloring: Copic markers (colorless blender, 100, E55, E15, E27, R59, Y17, YG61).
  • Other Stuff: Corner rounder, StickyPix photographic stickers by Paper House, and stampin' dimensionals.

This card is also linked to:

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Pastel Thinking of You Card

When it comes to color challenges sometimes the challenge is having the right colors in my stash. The colors for the current CR84FN challenge is Lavender, Peach, and Neutral.  My stash has plenty of lavender but peach was proving to be a tricky color, but I finally found the perfect shade to make it work. I combined the color challenge with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and this Pastel Thinking of You Card is the end result. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Pastel Thinking of You Card Supplies: Peach card stock by Core'dinations, Lavender card stock and Cream Country Crackle patterned paper by The Paper Studio, Lavender Spattered and Lavender Butterflies patterned papers by Paper Pizazz, Big Shot, Edgelits - Finishing Touches by Stampin' Up! (127010),  Flower Layers  Bigz  Die (657108), Floral Botanical Set medium die (657095), lavender gemstone brad by The Paper Studio, Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment stamp by Stampin' Up!, word window punch and modern label punch both by Stampin' Up!, ColorBox chalk ink in Lavender by Clearsnap, and stampin' dimensionals.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Trick or Treat Card

Each week Halloween gets closer. This evening I came across a color challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges and there was only a little over an hour left to enter the challenge. At that point the challenge was whether I could complete a card in that time frame and post it to my blog. For those who know me, they know speed is not my strong point. I tend to be a VERY slow crafter. Thank goodness the colors were purple, orange and green because I have plenty of paper with those colors. This Trick or Treat Card is my challenge creation. Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a wonderful weekend! 
Trick or Treat Card Supplies:
  • Paper: Black ready made card by Recollections, marmalade blast and classic purple card stock by Bazzill Basics, patterned paper by Adorn It Carolee's Creations (Screaming Dots, and Bubbly Brew), white card stock, and bright green glitter card stock by Recollections.
  • Stamps: Trick or Treat (99485) by Inkadinkado.
  • Inks & Coloring: VersaMark stamp pad and Stampendous! Pearlustre embossing powder in Amethyst.
  • Other Stuff: Fiskars deckle scissors, purple web ribbon by Creative Impressions, purple glitter brads, and black 3D foam squares by Scrapbook Adhesives.

Embossed Leaves Card

Good afternoon! It's time for another fun CAS-ual Friday challenge. The challenge this week is embossing. Just in case you didn't know, embossing is one of my favorite techniques. In this Embossed Leaves Card I used dry and heat embossing. I didn't use a sentiment on this card but it could be used for many different occasions. Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a great day!

Embossed Leaves Card Supplies*: Very vanilla card stock, brownie card stock by Core'dinations, Woodgrain embossing folder, sanding block, Sizzix Big Shot, Autumn Accents Die Bigz, Wonderfall stamp set, VersaMark stamp pad, Gumball Green embossing powder, Tangerine Tango embossing powder, Early Espresso embossing powder, brown doodle twine, and stampin' dimensionals.

*All supplies from Stampin' Up! unless noted. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Enchantment Thank You Card

This week while I was looking at card blogs I came across a new sketch challenge. This Enchantment Thank You Card was made using a sketch from this weeks Feeling Sketchy challenge. I made sure to use some of my favorite Stampin' Up! patterned paper to enter The Pink Elephant challenge. Well, it's getting late, thanks for stopping by my blog and have a great night or day!

Enchantment Thank You Card Supplies*:
  • Paper: White card stock, calypso coral card stock, lucky limeade card stock, and Everyday Enchantment dsp.
  • Stamps: Mixed Bunch stamp set (125537) and Lacy & Lovely stamp set (122887).
  • Inks: Classic stampin' pads in calypso coral and soft suede.
  • Other Stuff: Blossom punch, 3/4" circle punch, Cricut machine (large circles and leaves), basic pearl jewel, and stampin' dimensionals.
*all supplies by Stampin' Up! unless noted.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Gold Fall Card

Happy Labor Day! I hope you are able to enjoy some crafting time today. Here is my entry for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge. I went with a fall theme again to enter this card in The Paper Players theme challenge and I made sure to use patterned paper to play along at The Pink Elephant challenge. I really love how this Gold Fall Card turned out. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Gold Fall Card Supplies: Harvest gold cardstock by Halcraft, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso  cardstock by Stampin' Up!, light tan cardstock, Tim Coffey designer mat pad by K & Company (30-139244), Leaves & Swirls embossing folder by Sizzix, Autumn Foliage clear stamp set by Inkadinkado, classic stampin' pad in Cajun Craze, brown ribbon (source unknown), gold rhinestones by Creative Imaginations, Cricut machine (circle and floral shapes), leaf die cut embellishment by K & Company, and stampin' dimensionals.


Penguin Gift Christmas Card

Good Morning! It's time for another challenge at Created With Love Challenges and this time it's a Christmas theme challenge including a die cut. Our sponsor this week is Delicious Doodles and my card is made with their adorable Penguin with Gift digital stamp. It's never too early to start making Christmas cards, so join in the fun and play along at Created With Love Challenges.

Penguin Gift Christmas Card Supplies:
  • Paper: Dark green cardstock, dark green glitter cardstock, light green cardstock, red cardstock, white cardstock,  and patterned paper from Doodlebug Design Inc. (Seasons paper pack).
  • Stamps: Penguin with Gift digital stamp by Delicious Doodles.
  • Inks & Coloring: Copic markers (100, G05, R29, Y17, YG06, YR07).
  • Other Stuff: Cricut machine, Stretch your Imagination Cricut cartridge, Stamping Cricut cartridge, Creative Memories Custom Cutting System, crystal Stickles, green rhinestones, and stampin' dimensionals.

This card is also linked to:

Autumn Greetings Card

There are twenty days until the first day of Autumn, hooray! When I read this weeks theme challenge at The Paper Players: Leaves are Falling, I couldn't wait to play along!!! The tree stamp by Inkadinkado was calling to be used so, I took out my embossing powders and created this Autumn Greetings Card. There are five different colours of embossing powder used and a little distressing ink along the edges of the vanilla paper to blend with the background papers. Oh, how I love fall! Thanks for visiting my blog and have a great day.

Autumn Greetings Card Supplies: Green folded card by Recollections, Harvest patterned paper by Reminisce, Decaf Vintage DOUBLEDOT paper by Bo Bunny (I sponged on walnut stain distress ink by Ranger to make the paper darker), Very Vanilla card stock by Stampin' Up! (edges sponged with antique linen distress ink by Ranger), Dark Brown card stock, Fall Fields clear stamp set (60-30183) and Autumn Foliage clear stamp set (98549) both by Inkadinkado, VersaMark watermark stamp pad, Emerald green Pearl, Jade Pearl and Detail Gold Opaque embossing powders by Stampendous!, Chestnut Opaque embossing powder by Zing!, Copper Detail embossing powder by Recollections, EK Success Fall Leaf layer punch (54-90003), small leaf punch by Creative Memories, brown rhinestones by Recollections, and stampin' dimensionals.
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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Simple Things Card

It's hard to believe that September first is here. I really don't know where August went. Nothing eventful happened and our weather here in Oklahoma was decent compared to the awful July we had. Moving onward and getting closer to the holidays, I guess it's time to start Christmas shopping! There is 114 shopping days left, just in case you wanted to know. My motto this year is to keep things simple.
Okay, enough of my rambling..... onto the card. This Simple Things Card was made using this weeks Freshly Made Sketch by Lesly Croghan. I really love the classic simplicity of this sketch. I know I will be using it again.
Simple Things Card Supplies:
  • Paper: Very vanilla cardstock by Stampin' Up!, designer paper pad by My Mind's Eye (So Sophie Graceful, #SSG6X6), and Latte matstack by DCWV (MS-003-00039).
  • Stamps: Time to Enjoy stamp by Hero Arts (F1843).
  • Inks: Smokey Plum by Close to my Heart.
  • Other Stuff: Corner punch by Creative Memories, flourish cut with Cricut machine, paper flowers  and yellow gemstone by The Paper Studio, and stampin' dimensionals.