Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Treat

I saw a treat similar to this on one of the blogs, so sorry I don't know who to give credit to. This is the first time I've ever used my Big Shot from Stampin' Up. I glued the stripes down on a piece of white paper and cut out the Top Note die. I embossed the sentiment with some old purple embossing powder from my stash and added some black and white check ribbon from SU. My 10 year old thought these were great and really enjoyed handing them out in class. It's been a while since I posted, we had a very important store visit with the bigwigs of the Company. In addition, I had to fly to Albuequerque for a management meeting. Thank you for patience and for leaving comments!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Merry Moments and Challenge 249

This is another card for the sketch challenge at Splitcoast this week. I stamped the image in SU Basic Brown using SU's Wandering Words from the new Mini Catalog. I sponged the edges with real red, but still wasn't happy with it. I distressed the edges and in the process one of the corners of the image bent. This presented another challenge - restamp or make do. I decided to make do and bent and fussed with it until the entire image appeared distressed. The image was mounted on Going Green and Real red. The designer paper is SU's Merry Moments and the ribbon is from last year at SU. It's very unusual for me to make a card without sparkle, so I added the three brads in the bottom right corner. Hope you like it!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Dual Challenge Country Snow Card

It's been a very long time since I've entered any of the challenges at Splitcoast, and decided I'd better jump back in. The challenges were sketch challenge SC249 and the color challenge CC239 using Mellow Moss, Kraft and White. I used SU's Punch Pals stamp set and stamped the images in Versamark, then embossed them with white EP. The white strip has coarse crystal glitter that I had in my stash. I wanted something that wasn't too sparkly for the gingham ribbon. We have the possibility of snow coming our way either today or tomorrow, hence the card. Thank you for your comments and have a great day!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Simply Swirly Christmas

Here's the second of the truly "simple" cards from this evening. I used SU's Snow Swirled stamp set. I really wanted this set last year when it came out, but wasn't able to get it. I was thrilled that it was in this year's catalog and ordered it right away. I embossed the tree and sentiment on Shimmery White paper with SU's gold embossing powder and mounted both of them on SU's gold paper. The white and gold organza ribbon are from SU. However, I regressed and used gold backless dots and flat rhinestones from my stash instead of using "all" SU stuff. For the purists out there, I apologize, but I couldn't help myself. Thank you for looking and leaving your comments.

Fall Pheasant

Well, I think I'm still the Queen of "Simple". I made two more cards this evening, both of which are quick and easy. This card uses the Stampin Up set titled Autumn Days. I've had it for a while and purchased it because I liked the pheasant. I tried two or three times to make a card using him, but they never turned out the way I wanted. I like this one better than all my other attempts. The paper used was SU's Autumn Meadows DP, More Mustard, and Really Rust. I stamped the pheasant in Basic Brown and used gold brads and ribbon from SU. Thank you for your comments and I hope you're enjoying this incredibly beautiful Fall season.