Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday Mornings with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps: Cat and Pumpkin

Happy Halloween Dear friends!!!  I hope you have a frightfully fabulous day!!!  I have a fun little Halloween card to share with you today featuring Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps' Cat and Pumpkin stamp.
I stamped the Cat and Pumpkin with Versamark ink and then embossed it with black Ultra Fine Embossing Powder.  Then I took my new Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Seedless Preserves and Ripe Persimmon.  Don't you just love the new colors?? I used my Cricut to cut out the spider webs using the Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge and cut out several different sizes of spider webs.

Supplies Used:
Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps' Cat and Pumpkin 
Papertrey Ink Real Black Cardstock and Twill Ribbon
Ultra Fine Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Seedless Preserves and Ripe Persimmon
Versamark Ink
Provo Craft Cricut Machine and Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Card Patterns #139

Happy Saturday Dear Friends!!  It's Card Patterns Saturday and I have a fun little card to share with you!!! I have some fun Echo Park Season's Greetings Papers and the patterns totally remind me of a Nordic Christmas.  Here are some photos that inspired me:

Here's the Card Patterns Sketch:

and here's my take on the sketch:
I used some Vintage Hymnal paper (complete with Christmas lyrics) to add some vintage goodness to my Nordic themed card.  A close-up of the tab shows all the layers involved as well as a sweet little jingle bell and punched greenery.  I am so into jingle bells this year!!  I love them!
Supplies Used:
Papertrey Ink:  Rustic Cream Cardstock, Pure Poppy Premium Dye Ink, Tag Sale #3 and #5 Dies, Damask Snowflake Die, In the Meadow Stamps and Dies, and Button Twine; Echo Park Season's Greetings Papers and Stickers; Vintage Hymnal Paper; Martha Stewart Glitter; McGill Pine Punch; Jingle Bells from Michaels; Ribbon from Joann Fabrics

I appreciate you stopping by!!
Hope you have a wonderful day,

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

CupCards {to Go} Holiday Kit Sneak

Hi there dear friends!!!  I hope you're having a wonderful evening!!  I've been playing with my CupCards {to Go} Holiday Kit and I've been having a ton of fun!!! You are just going to love this sweet little kit full of holiday goodies!!!  While you are waiting for the reveal, I have a fun little sneak peek for you:
I can't wait for the reveal!!! It won't be long now!!!
Hope you have a wonderful Thursday!!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday Mornings with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps: Ellie

Happy Monday everyone!!  I'm thinking these Prickley Pear Monday Posts are making Mondays a lot more fun these days!  I'm always excited to show you something new from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps!!  Today's post features sweet little Ellie:

and some red and aqua love.  Aren't the two colors together divine?

I started off by stamping Ellie on several different colors of Echo Park Season's Greetings Papers.  I fussy cut each one out and paper-pieced them together.  I added some pink to her cheeks by dabbing the Blending Pen with an R 81 Rose Pink Copic Marker and lightly coloring her cheeks.  I added some jingle bells to her bow and layered her on top of the Prickly Pear Rubber Stamps Scalloped Oval Die.
I used the Viva La Verve October Week 4 sketch for this week's card:
and this is my completed card!!
Supplies Used:
Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps: Ellie
Papertrey Ink Papers:  True Black
Echo Park Papers and Stickers:  Season's Greetings
Sewing Machine
Jingle Bells from Michael's
Copic Markers: R81 and Blending Pen

Thanks for stopping by!!
Wishing you a wonderful Monday,

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Card Patterns #138

Good Morning dear friends!! I hope you are enjoying your Saturday!  It is a little cloudy and misty here today which makes it a perfect day for baking cookies, reading a good book,  and playing in my studio.  I hope I have time to do a little of each today, but goodness knows once I start working on my cards, the time just flies right on by!

If you are looking for a good sketch to get your creative juices flowing, here's the sketch from Card Patterns this week:

our sponsor is the ever so generous Catherine Pooler:
Catherine Pooler has been a Stampin’ Up demonstrator for almost 8 years. Her favorite Stampin’ Up products are the punches and anything in coordinating colors such as the ink, cardstock and patterned paper! That safely covers most things in the SU catalog! ;)  One random participant this week will win Stampin' Up's Birthday Party Rub-ons!

I totally have Christmas on my brain today, and when I saw the beautiful red polka dot papers in the  Play Date Designer Series kit from Catherine Pooler, I knew I was going to have to make a poinsettia for today's card! I cut the flowers with my new PTI Christmas Poinsettia die.  To finish off my card, I embellished it with some beautiful Stampin Up! Old Olive ribbon, also from Catherine Pooler.

Supplies used:
Play Date Designer Series Kit
Stampin Up! Whisper White Paper
Stampin Up!  Old Olive Satin Ribbon
Prima Lace
Papertrey Ink Cream and Simply Chartreuse felt
Dies:  PTI Wonderful Words Holiday Die Collection, Edgers #3 and Christmas Poinsettia
Recollections Floral
Vintage Hymnal Paper

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Beautiful Dreamer Friends and Christmas

Hi friends!!!! I hope you're having an absolutely splendid day!!!  I can't tell you how excited I am to share some cards I made with Glitz Design's Beautiful Dreamer goodies today!!   You will see just how versatile the Beautiful Dreamer papers are!  

The first card is all about friendship!  Giving that special friend in your life something pretty to brighten up her day is what this card is all about!

I used a Beautiful Dreamer Paper layer as the base of my card.  Isn't it just divine?  Next, I stamped the lacy image from the Vintage Blue Stamp Set along the bottom!! Don't you just love the intricate pattern? It's absolutely beautiful!! I added a contrasting scalloped border, buttons, floral, bow and sentiment.  Such a beautiful card and it took no time at all!  The Glitz goodies speak for themselves!
Supplies Used:
Glitz Design "Beautiful Dreamer" Papers:  Polka and Floral
Glitz Design "Beautiful Dreamer" Paper Layers
Glitz Design "Vintage Blue" Stamps
Other Supplies:  Papertrey Ink:  Rustic Cream Cardstock, Double Edged Banner Die, Buttons and twine; Making Memories Love Notes Shaped Pins; Prima Floral; Joann's Ribbon; Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink; Stampin Up Scallop Punch;

The second card takes on a different twist with the Beautiful Dreamer goodies!!!  The pink stripe paper reminds me of a candy cane and so I just had to make a Christmas Card with it!!  Pure deliciousness!!!
I cut a piece of the stripe paper slightly smaller than my 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base, cut the bottom third off and flipped it over to use as contrast.  Such an easy way to get the exact measurement that you need.  I punched the bottom edge of the contrasting paper and it added a little visual interest to the bottom of the card.  Then I die cut some snowflakes and deer.  I inked and glittered the snowflakes and inked the edges of the deer.  I layered the snowflakes, a Beautiful Dreamer Journaling Tag, and the deer as shown.  Then I added some lace, ribbon, jingle bells, buttons and twine to embellish.  I layered the sentiment under the deer for effect.
Supplies used:
Glitz Design "Beautiful Dreamer" Papers: Stripe
Glitz Design "Beautiful Dreamer" Trim
Glitz Design "Beautiful Dreamer" Journaling Tag
Other Supplies: Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream Cardstock, Love Lives Here: Christmas Stamps, Damask Snowflake Die Collection, Double Edged Banner Die, Button and twine; Tim Holtz Dies by Sizzix Reindeer Flight; Vintage Hymnal Paper; Hand Dyed Seam Binding: MemrieMare; Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink; Prima Lace; Martha Stewart Glitter;

Thanks for stopping by!! 
Wishing you a very Glitzy day!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Let's Get Spooky!!

Happy Monday dear friends!!!  It's Monday and that means it's time for a little Prickley Pear Rubber Stamp goodness!!  Today I made a fun little tag card using the Dancing Skeleton Clear Stamp Set.  What a fun set to play with this Spooky time of the year!!
There are so many options with this fun set!  You could play all day!
I Stamped the Coffin out of Crate Paper's Emma's Shoppe Paper and used it as the tag holder.  I also combined Pink Paislee's Phantom Collection papers as well as Crate Paper's Farmhouse collection.
There's the skeleton bride peeking out of her coffin!  Isn't she lovely?

For inspiration, I used Deconstructed Sketch #23:
Supplies Used:
Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Dancing Skeleton Clear Stamp Set
Pink Paislee Phantom 6x6 Paper Pad
Crate Paper 6x6 Paper Pads: Emma's Shoppe, Random, and Farmhouse
Bazzill Black Cardstock
Kaiser Craft Pearls
Buttons and Ribbon from my stash
Papertrey Ink Parisian Lace Doily Die and Orange Zest Cardstock
Sewing Machine

Thanks for stopping by!!!
Hope you have a fabulous week!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Little Red Scrapbook October Reveal

I think it's a record!!  Three blog posts in one day???  I have been a busy beaver over the past couple of weeks, that's for sure!!  I have been so excited to share my Little Red Scrapbook Design Team work with you all!!!  It is such a joy that Glitz Design is the featured manufacturer!!!  What a great combination!!  Sara and Rachel put together such a pretty kit and I hope you were able to reserve yours, because I know they won't last long that's for sure!!! 

Here's the October kit:
and here are my designs:

I used my favorite picture of Heidi taken by my dad quite some time ago.  I layered lots of goodies and really played up the blue and gold colors.
Here is a good shot of all the layers in this layout.  I just had to include one of my favorite hand dyed seam binding bows in a gorgeous shade of blue!
I cut the circle out using my Cricut machine using the Wild Card Cartridge set at 9 inches.  I added the banner from my stash.
I used a Fiskars Fingertip Craft/Hobby Knife to cut around the flowers and nestled the photo inside the slits.

The next photo features my two sweet girls at New Years Eve.  The colors were perfect for this kit!!
Once again, I used lots of layers and the dyed seam binding.
The Vintage Blue Expoxy Words are from My stash.
I altered one of the florals in the kit and just used the center in this layout.  I like the color and it worked well with the large flower.

The next layout features my daughter and son-in-law.  What a cute couple they are!!!  It's hard to believe they've been married for 5 years now.  Wow, I'm getting old!
Lots of layers in this layout too!  I just have to say the background piece of patterned paper is probably my favorite in the whole kit.  It's just sooooo pretty!
I used my Papertrey Ink Turning a New Leaf dies to cut out several vines to accent this layout!! I just love my die cut machine!!

My last project uses a genuine Moleskine journal.  I just love to alter these journals and give them as gifts!! 
The Glitz Design Paper Layers make great journal covers!! They are soooo pretty!
Ok, so I know I went overboard with the dyed seam binding....but it works so well with these papers!
Supplies Used:
Little Red Scrapbook October Kit featuring Glitz Design Vintage Blue Papers
Prima Lace
Tim Holtz Accoutrements
Moleskine Journal
Hand Dyed Seam Binding by MemrieMare
Glitz Design Vintage Blue Journaling Stickers: Titles
Glitz Design Vintage Blue Epoxy Words

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Prickley Pear October Sketch Challenge

Happy Saturday sweet friends!!!  It's time for the sketch challenge over at Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. One lucky participant will be randomly chosen to win a clear stamp set and coordinating die of their choice, all you have to do is make a card based on this sketch using a Prickley Pear product and link it to the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps blog challenge post by October 31st. 
I chose to use the absolutely gorgeous Victorian Ornament Clear Stamp set for this challenge!!!!  The stamps are so pretty and the stamping possibilities are endless!!!
I had to change things up a bit and I decided to turn the sketch upside down.
Here's my take on the sketch:
I wanted to keep the design nice and simple so that the Victorian Ornaments would shine.  
I lightly colored the ornaments and added some Fruit Punch Stickles to add shine.  I had some Holly Leaves and buttons in my stash and thought they would highlight the ornmanets nicely as there is a holly leaf and berry in the small oval of the bulb.

Supplies Used:
Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps:Victorian Ornament Clear Stamp set and Die
Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream Cardstock, Holly Jolly Die, and Pure Poppy Buttons
Crate Paper Peppermint Collection 6x6 Paper Pad
Making Memories Holly Leaves
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink 
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copic Markers:  YG 95 Pale Olive, R000 Cherry White, E 57 Light Walnut, 0 Colorless Blender

I hope you join us in playing with this month's sketch!!  
Have a wonderful weekend!!

Card Patterns #137 and Birthday Wishes

Good Morning dear friends!  It's time for another Card Patterns sketch reveal!!!  Don't you just love Saturday mornings?  I always look forward to this post because I know many of you get right on the sketch!  I can't believe how fast some of you are!!

Here's the sketch:
Our sponsor for this week is:
In my card today, I used  (Scooter Chloe) and she has become very dear to my heart!  It's funny, but when I color Sparkle's sweet creations, I kind of develop a relationship with them.  Call me crazy I know, but it's the truth!
Isn't she just the cutest??  I used October Afternoon's Sidewalks 8x8 papers to complement her and I think they brought out her sweetness for sure!
Supplies used:
Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps: (Scooter Chloe)
October Afternoon Sidewalks 8x8 Paper Pad
Stampin Up! Real Red Ink and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Pumpkin Clear Stamps Set 2 (leaves)
Papertrey Ink: Rustic Cream Cardstock, Simply Chartreuse Cardstock, Birthday Bash Sentiments Stamps, Pure Poppy and Vintage Cream Buttons, Fine Linen Twill, Button Twine, and Doily Details Dies
Prima Marketing Cream Lace
Copic Markers:
Thanks for stopping by!!!  I can't wait to see what you create!!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Autumn Glory

Happy Wednesday my sweet friends!!  Autumn is an amazing season full of color and beauty.  I can't tell you how full my heart becomes when I take in the all of the brilliant splendor of the changing leaves!!  
"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
Albert Camus

I wanted to make a card using these glorious colors and I found some Crate Paper Farmhouse papers that would work perfectly!!!  I used the
VLVOct2011 Week 2 sketch and some of my favorite Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps-Pumpkin Clear Stamps Set 2.
Isn't that pumpkin absolutely delicious??  I stamped the pumpkin with Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge ink and fussy cut the flowers from the patterned paper.
Supplies Used:
Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps:  Pumpkin Clear Stamps Set 2
Crate Paper Farmhouse 6x6 Pad
Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream Cardstock
Papertrey Ink Parisian Lace Doily and Double Edged Banner Dies
Tim Holtz Tea Dye and Rusty Hinge Distress Ink
Sewing Machine

Thanks for stopping by today!!!
I appreciate You!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

School Days Chalkboard with Pink Persimmon

Good morning dear friends!! I have a fun little treat for you today!! Back when we were all getting ready to begin a new school year, I thought it would be fun to use my Little Red Wagon stamps by Pink Persimmon to make a "back to school" gift for a wonderful teacher.  I had some chalkboard paint just sitting around collecting dust, and I thought to myself, what better gift for a teacher than a chalkboard wall hanging!!

Here's the project:
and you can find the complete tutorial on the Pink Persimmon website!!
Stop by and take a look!!  This would make a great teacher's gift for Christmas!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!
Wishing you a marvelous day,