Friday, November 30, 2012

Unloved Items Put To Good Use

Good Friday morning everyone.  I hope you are all experiencing a great day so far.  Last night  I went looking for one particular item and didn't find it but I found several other items that haven't seen any love for a while.   Feeling bad for these items, I decided to make a couple of cards for my next OWH box.
This first card was made with a Rub-On  I haven't used a rub-on in maybe 5 years so it was  time to try it again.
On this card I used this brown and black paper that I think I've had for maybe 8 or 9 years.  I ended up happy with the outcome of this masculine card, so I think you'll be seeing more of this paper from me in the future.
  This last card was made using a MS All Around Punch that I could not wait to buy and then used it maybe once or twice, so it was just time to bring it back out.

This may do it for me today, but hopefully I'll be back tomorrow.  I thank you for stopping by.  It is always nice to see company here.  Enjoy your upcoming weekend.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

SOS #79 Odds and Ends

A quick post for Shopping Our Stash Challenge #79 which is to use odds and ends or something on your desk that is waiting to be used.  This easy for me as there are tons of things on my desk on any one given day that should get used.  Here is my card.
The punches are from  MS and the heart is from SU.  The sentiment is from a Gina K Designs set titled Love Notes.  This heart and punched strips have been sitting on my desk for about 2 months now so I am very happy Shopping Our Stash called for items waiting to be used.  Thanks for taking a minute out of your day to stop by.  See you soon.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

S & S WMT - Winter Fun

This week's Mid Week Throw Down over at Stars & Stamps is to make a card depicting Winter Fun.
I knew right away which stamp set  I was going to ink up.  Both the image and sentiment is from Gina K Designs Ready,Set,Snow set.    
Our heroes are always looking for Thank You cards so this sentiment along with this image just seemed perfect to me for this challenge.  I colored the image with Copics and cut it out with a SB scallop rectangular die. My sponging is done with Broken China Distress Ink.   I used Cuttlebug embossing folders on both the blue and silver panels.  The card base and the black panel are both SU's card stock.  I hope this little guy brings a smile to someone's face as he did to mine.  Hopefully I'll see you tomorrow.     Thanks for stopping by to say hello.  It's always fun to have company.  Enjoy your evening.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

S & S Sketch Challenge #148

This week's sketch at Stars & Stamps  was really hard for me.  I just can't get into tags so it took me all day to think of something to do.  I finally came up with this card.

Both the image and the sentiment are from a Gina K Designs set titled Ready, Set, Snow.    I colored the image with Copics and used my cutter with the zig zag edge.  I ran my Krylon Gold Leaf Pen around the edges of the image panel.  I stamped the brown panel with SU's weathered stamp and then embossed it with a TH Alterations (tree) folder.  The middle panel is embossed with the CB Swiss Dot folder.  A flat bow, made with SU's Chocolate Chip ribbon, was added and I was done.  Now that I look at it more I think I may go back and add a few little baby hearts to the Very Vanilla panel.
I wish you all a wonderful evening and a fun week ahead.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

S & S Sketch Challenge #147

Good Sunday Morning to all of you.  Sunday means S & S Sketch Challenges.  This week I guess I just felt like being a non-conformist. I just ran off in all directions with this sketch.  Don't know what got into me but I went with it anyway.  I figure some card is better than no card for our heroes.
I ended up making this card.  

I started with a Rich Razzleberry card base and then colored up a Gina K Designs stamp from her Dogwood and Butterfly set.  I did a lot of embossing with the Swiss Dot folder and the smaller hearts are made from scraps of Alcohol Ink paper that I made a while ago.  They are cut out using a Creative Memories Heart Punch.   I used a MS border punch to finish off the top panel and my wavy cutter for the white panel.  That will have to do it for me today.  I have some things to do this morning and then plan on relaxing this afternoon watching Food Network and the final NASCAR
race for this year.  Boo Hoo!!!! Enjoy your day and I wish you all a wonderful week ahead and the best of  Thanksgivings.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by for a visit.  Love the company.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Winter Blues - CAS Style

Well I was hoping to get to make and post this card this afternoon and I did.  YAY!
This one is for two challenges, which is always nice when that happens.   The first challenge is ATCAS #1  (Addicted To CAS)  which is brand new challenge that began this week and looks to be a great challenge site. This week their code word is "snow".  This card is also for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #79   which is Winter Blues.        Two CAS challenges - my favorite style.   

I made the background paper using Alcohol Inks: Stream, Pool and Snow Cap White, then I embossed it with Cuttlebug Heart folder.  The snowflake is punched from a SU punch and glittered. The center portion is from a small Recollections punch I've had for a while.  I added a little pearl in the center, just because it seemed like a good thing to do.   The adorable penguin is from a Gina K Designs set titled, Ready, Set, Snow.  I colored him with Copics and fussy cut him out.  The sentiment is from that same set.    I wish you all a good Saturday evening and thank you all for taking a minute to stop by.  Hope to see you all again tomorrow.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

SOS #76 - Best Deal

Over at Shopping Our Stash they are looking for your Best Deal or Something I Had To Have. This was the case with this stamp.

The image is by Part Time Stamps and I found it at a yard sale that our LSS was having a many years ago.  It was only $.50 and I just Had To Have It, not only for the price but I thought the image was darling and I had someone specific in mind when I saw it.  I pull it out every so often, dust it off and make a card for a cat lover with it.  Sometimes I color this one in, sometimes not - today was a not day.  I used an sentiment from a Hero Art/Operation Write Home set.  If you read my last post you know I plan on using the stamps from that set often because I love them all.  The die is an A2 Polka Dot die by SB.   I just added four silver adhesive dots in the corners and I was done.  Thank you for coming by to say Hi.  Company is always welcome and appreciate.  Enjoy your day.

PS:   My neighbor is out there blowing his leaves around and now I feel guilty that I am not out there doing the same thing, (we have soooooo many leaves on the ground)  so I may have to go outside for a while.  Darn It - and my plan was to craft a big part of the day.  I found that it doesn't pay to plan - just go with the flow.        See you again soon.

CFC78 - So Torn

My card today is for the CAS-ual Friday Challenge which is So Torn.  Tear something on your card, card stock, designer paper, felt, whatever you can tear.
Here is what I came up with.
My mojo has taken a little vacation so my brain is working on a few less batteries.  LOL  Anyway I finally picked up this Hero Arts/Operation Write Home stamp set yesterday.  I love every stamp in the set so I don't know what took me so long to purchase it, but I have it now so you'll probably see a lot of these stamps used over and over again for a while.  Let me just apologize for that now.   I used a Sizzix Striped embossing folder and a Cuttlebug Heart folder.  The hearts are from a MS heart border  punch.    It was easy and in CAS but it seem to have taken me forever to make it.  If anyone has been in touch with my brain or the mojo part of it, can you send it back home soon please.  I really miss it.  Anyway have a great Saturday, do something fun.  It is suppose to be nice here in southeastern Ma.  both today and tomorrow.  Maybe in the 70's tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

HMFMC #132 Getting Ready for Christmas

Hi All, Well we got 4 inches of snow last night and it is bitterly cold and windy this afternoon.  Saturday it is suppose to be in the high 60's.  This is just unbelievable.  Whatever the weather I am always in the mood for Christmas with the little meeces!
This week over at House Mouse and Friends we are to make a card that is Christmas related.
 It looks like these little guys are all pooped out from putting the lights on the tree. That's a lot of work so they deserve a short nap.  LOL  The image and sentiment are both from Stampabilities.    I colored the image with Copics and matted it with red and gold card stock.  I also used a scallop SB die.  The pine branches are made with a MS punch with three different shades of green.  I then spritzed some of them with Ritzy Ditzy spritz.  The bow is made with ribbon I've had for years and have no idea where I got it.  The pearls are by David Tutera Bridal Collection pearls that I picked up at JoAnn's.   I really need to take a photography class some day soon so I can get better pictures of these cards.  Hope you are all enjoying this week and will be able to do something fun over the weekend.  I hope to be back later with another challenge card.  Thank you so much for stopping by.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

S & S Sketch #145

Good Sunday afternoon to all of you.  For today's sketch over at Stars & Stamps I tweaked it a bit to suit the vision I had in my little brain.  Here is our sketch we had to go by.
Here is my card for today.  As you can see I turned it to suit the image and I took license with the vertical stripes.
The image is from the SU set titled Thoughts and Prayers.  I colored the stamp with SU markers before stamping it.  The sentiment is by Gina K Designs from the set titled Love Notes.  I think the sentiments in this set a great for our heroes and their loved ones.  I also colored that one before stamping.  My stripes were made but just cutting thin strips on my wavy cutter.  The background panel is embossed using the SU Fancy Fan folder.  I figure this one could be used for Valentines day as well as any other day of the year.  Thanks for taking some time out of your day to stop by.  Hope to see you again soon.  The sun is shining bright here today and I hope you are all getting a bit of sunshine today also.  See ya soon!  

ODBD November challenge

This month the ODBD challenge over at OWH is to make a card using a technique or tool you rarely use.
 I went with emboss resist which I haven't done in ages and I don't know why because I really like this technique.  I used Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery SU inks and the stamp in from Memory Box.  Sentiment is by Studio G and the gems were from my stash.  Simple and quick.  Hopefully I'll be back later on today with another posting for OWH's sketch challenge.  See you soon and thank you for stopping by.