Wednesday, September 22, 2010


This is a Gina K inspired card.  Using the Score Buddy again but this time to score the cardstock.  The image layer (tree by I Brake for Stamps) was scored around the edges and the base rust layer was stamped first (with Inkadinkado) flying leaves and then scored, each layer was sponged with Distress inks, I think Tea Dye.  I got the brads at Michael's (GASP, not Hobby Lobby?  I do get out of town once in a while and shop other places if I can, not often....and don't ask about my trip to Michael's in Midland TX when I went to pick up my DD)  I just looped the brown grossgrain along the edges 3 times.  Since I took the picture, I decided to sponge a little color (rust & yellow) over the leaves to add a little color so it didn't look so drab.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pumpkin Gatefold card

Here is a card I made a while ago that I never got posted.  Since I got my Score Buddy it makes it SO easy to make these, the marks are on the little bugger so you just score and it's perfect!  Woo Hoo!!  The stamps are by I Brake for Stamps.  No DP on this baby, old school!  The pumpkin is colored with Copics.  I sponged the edges of almost everything.  I stamped the border in Pumpkin Spice ink and colored the leaves.  The little Memories metal embellishment is one I got at Walmart a LONG time ago.  Then I used the sewing machine to attach the panels and added an orange paperclip with some olive ribbon that has copper leaves on. Here is the inside:  I added another leaf on a matching nestie label.
I really like this one.  I hope DD does too!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Glitter Ribbons

Technique Junkie recent newsletter had a technique of glitter ribbons.  I morphed it a little using cardstock ran through my Xyron and carefully cutting the background.  If you don't get the TJ newsletter, you should.  There is a lot more info on that than most magazines.  Anyway, I used a bunch of glitter I have on hand.  I don't remember where the tree stamp is from (I have tons of tree stamps)  I used flower soft on it and some corner punched Stardream cardstock.  The glittery leaf is one I found at Hobby Lobby.  It really is a lot prettier in real life!

GUS:  In case you are wondering Hubbies Birthday dog Gus is doing great.  He is pretty much housebroke (at least no accidents for a long time) is still very affectionate and DH LOVES his dog to death.  Of course Gus loves everyone but I think realizes DH was the one that picked him, or was it the other way around?

His nickname is Frog Legs!

And he lets us know when he wants to come back in.  My son says we know how much he grows by the height of the footprints.  Do you suppose it's hint that I need to clean the windows?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

TWO Challenge cards

I know, it's been forever since I've posted.  I have a good excuse though, I've been riding in the Badlands with my daughter the past 2 weekends.  It was so much fun.  So this weekend I stole a few minutes in my stamp room between loads of laundry, grocery shopping, watching football and cooking.  Oh and IT SNOWED here on Friday so I guess it made me think of Christmas. 

This is for the Crazy for you Challenge which was a sketch and the card is my interpretation.  I used a Snowman stamp from Whiff of Joy, some crocheted lace, DP paper from an old Christmas pad I got at Hobby Lobby.  I stamped the image in Black Memento, colored a little with Copics and then used some Rock Candy stickles on parts.  The little tree is a coffee shop sipper cover I saved.  They sure have some cute ones at times.  The snowflakes are from Hobby Lobby mini-ornaments and a snowflake garland.  Sorry the colors are off, I should have taken the picture earlier when it wasn't so dark.  

I also combined the Our Creative Corner sketch along with the Just Us Girls (JUGS) color challenge of Green, Red, Black and neutral Below

Again, sorry for the bad colors.  I embossed the wreath from Lindy's Stamp Gang in gold detail powder on Water color paper and colored with Twinkling H2O's.  Cut it out with the round nestie and layered it on the Blossom in green.  Again the DP is from the old Hobby Lobby pad.  The white card base is 'cuttlebugged' (is that a word)  with an old ornament Christmas folder.  The greeting is stamped in black on a piece of label nestie sponged with green Distress ink stuck under the 2nd layer.  I put a row of 3 pearls on that layer too.  Then the last step is the organdy green ribbon.

TWO Christmas cards down....a few more to go.  LOL

Stop back tomorrow, I actually have some more cards to share!  Fall this time though.  I love making fall cards...perhaps I should send them out instead of Christmas cards.....what do you think?