Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Cat Halloween Card

Happy Halloween! I'm sharing the last card I made for Halloween 2017. It features an image by Bugaboo digi stamps that I colored over two years ago and it was just sitting on my desk. It was already matted just begging to be used on a card. So... I used some patterned paper by Pebbles and made this Cat Halloween Card for my cousin in Texas. The spiderweb edge punch is by Fiskars, some twine by Stampin' Up! and the outside sentiment is from Newton's Nook. I decided to decorate the inside of the card with a die cut spiderweb with spider and sentiment both by Impression Obsession and and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

This Cat Halloween Card is entered into the following challenges: Use Your Stuff (Halloween), Always Fun Challenges (Halloween), Shopping Our Stash (Halloween), Cards and More (Halloween) and {PIN}spirational (photo inspiration).

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Cake and Cat Birthday Card

Hello!!! I couldn't let National Cat Day go by without posting a card with a cat. My stash is very low on birthday cards so I made the Cake and Cat Birthday Card using the sketch from the Inky Paws Challenge. The main image and sentiment are from the Newton Loves Cake stamp set and the word bubble is from the Newton's Day Dream set. Copic markers were used to color the image. I decided to color Newton like a flame point siamese... if we ever adopt another kitty I would love to have a flame point. When I was digging for patterned paper I found the Party Time paper pad by Echo Park and decided it would make a nice gender neutral card. I'm hoping this card would work for a man or woman... what do you think? Cardstock colors are Emerald Envy and Pumpkin Pie both by Stampin' Up! and the final touch were three sequins. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

This Cake and Cat Birthday Card is entered into the following challenges:

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Skinny Halloween Card

This week I was looking through all my scraps of cardstock and decided to make a Skinny Halloween Card. If you're like me and have a couple of bins full of scraps... then this size of card may help you use some of those scraps. The finished size is 3.5" x 6" and it fits perfectly into a standard # 6 3/4 envelope. The bat and sentiment are from the retired Cheer All Year stamp set by Stampin' Up!. After stamping and fussy cutting the bats I decided to add black Wink of Stella to make them sparkle. There is nothing fancy about this card, which is one of the reasons I like it. The striped patterned paper is from the Trick or Treat paper pad by Pebbles and that's it! A simple and easy Halloween card.

Challenges entered include:

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Fall Need a Pug Card

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have a fun Fall Pug Card to share with you today. It features the cute Pug Hugs stamp set and Falling Leaves stencil by Newton's Nook. The card was inspired by the following challenges:

There are a few trees turning colors in our area but we probably have another week before the majority of the trees start to change. I love the colors of Fall and had a lot of fun using the stencil with distress inks. The ink colors used include: Scattered Straw, Brushed Corduroy, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Aged Mahogany and Vintage Photo. The pug and small leaves from the Autumn Newton stamp set were colored with Copic markers and then die cut with the coordinating die sets. A strip of brown patterned paper and some green grass were added to break up the leaves. I decided to add circles behind the pug for a place for the sentiment. It could be an Autumn Sun setting on the horizon. Three brown sequins were added for sparkle and that's it. Thanks again for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day! 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Handmade Baby Gifts

If you need a baby gift check out my Etsy shop. Feel free to share the link with your friends and family! There are a select few items on sale and I love doing custom orders. I also make flannel baby doll blankets, you can pick your own size and the blankets are made to order. They make great Christmas or birthday gifts. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Halloween Cat Card

Another card for World Card Making Day! This Halloween Cat Card was pretty easy to make. I started with a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock by Stampin' Up! and sponged on Basic Gray ink with a sponge dauber and a sky border die cut by Newton's Nook. Then I went back and sponged black distress ink to add more depth. The next step was using a sponge brayer and Smoky Slate ink over the clouds to add more shading. Crushed Curry cardstock was used for the stitched circle die cut moon and it was sponged with Crushed Curry ink. The cat is a new punch by Stampin' Up! and the grass is a Fiskars punch. Crushed Curry twine was added for detail along with a strip of Smoky Slate that was stamped Happy Halloween with a fish tail end. That's it! Thanks for stopping by!!!

This Halloween Cat Card is entered into the following challenges:

Newton Thankful Card

Hello and happy World Card Making Day! This morning I had some fun playing with patterned paper and Newton. To get my card started I found a sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Instead of making the card square, because I rarely mail my square cards, I went with an A2 size. The image and sentiment are from the stamp set called Autumn Newton by Newton's Nook. Copic markers were used to color the image and then it was die cut with the coordinating dies. I used one of my favorite paper pads by Doodlebug Designs called Flea Market. The polka dot oval was die cut using a cross stitched oval die by My Favorite Things. Fiskars deckle scissors were used to cut the yellow oval mat. An oval punch was used for the sentiment and it was matted to a green apple scalloped oval. The final touch was the three yellow glitter enamel dots by Stampin' Up! and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have time to get crafty today!

This Newton Thankful Card is entered into the following challenges:

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Newton Meow-oween Card

My crafty mojo has been on the fritz lately! I've had a really hard time getting motivated to make anything... cards or sewing. With Halloween getting closer I need to make a few more cards for my family and friends, so this afternoon I sat down and got inky. The current Inky Paws Challenge #56 at Newton's Nook is a color challenge to use: Purple, Orange, Black and White. My mind was on a spooky sky using these colors. Using a piece of watercolor paper, Aqua Painters along with Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine Tango inks by Stampin' Up! the background panel was started. Once dry I decided to get more inky. First I punched a circle and die cut a strip of clouds using the Sky Borders Die Set by Newton's Nook then sponged on Wilted Violet distress ink. To brighten the cloud area I sponged on white kraft ink by Stampin' Up! this did brighten the area but it also made the clouds have a pink hue... which I like. Some black grass was punched using a Fiskars grass punch and the sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder. The sentiment and images are from the Newton's Perfect Pumpkin stamp set by Newton's Nook. Memento black ink was used to stamp the images and they were colored with Copic markers. Then I did some fussy-cutting. To finish the sky three black bats were stamp around the moon and that's it.

This Newton Meow-oween Card is entered into the following challenges:

The sky on my card was inspired by this photo I took back in January 2015. When I left work one evening this was the view over Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

World Card Making Day Specials

Hello crafty friends! This coming Saturday is World Card Making Day and to celebrate Stampin' Up! is offering a selection of goodies at 15% off.  Don't delay this deal is only good until October 10th, 2017.  Click HERE to start shopping!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Floral Happy Birthday Card

Hello and happy Monday! It was a busy weekend at my house but I did manage to make this Floral Happy Birthday Card. My birthday stash is really low and my family has several birthdays in the coming months, so it was a good time to make a birthday card.

This card was inspired by the following challenges:
All supplies are by Stampin' Up! and include:
  • Paper: Crumb Cake, Fresh Fig, Sweet Sugarplum, Crushed Curry, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso and Whisper White cardstock along with Wood Textures designer series paper stack.
  • Stamps: Oh So Eclectic (florals) and retired Tin of Cards (sentiment).
  • Inks: Crumb Cake, Fresh Fig, Crushed Curry and Old Olive.
  • Other Stuff: Eclectic Layers Thinlit dies, dimensionals and retired old olive sequins.

That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Designer Paper Buy 3 - Get 1 Free

Now through October 31st, 2017 Stampin' Up! is having a Designer Series Paper Promotion. When you Buy 3 - Get 1 FREE*! Click HERE to view eligible dsp selections.  Plus if you order Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026) now through October 4th you'll get 2 FREE refills... that's an awesome deal!!! Don't delay... shop today!

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