Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

A not so quick card for the challenge at CAS(E) this sketch.
I tried different color combinations for the panel and 
card base, but ended up with neutral for both, 
feeling that this highlighted the leaf best.

Supplies ~
Stamps:  Craft's Meow Harvest Blessings
Paper:  SU Naturals White & Watercolor by Strathmore
Ink:  SU Pumpkin Pie & Rich Razzleberry (on the leaf)
Dies:  PTI Leaf Prints & Spellbinders Circles
Additional Supplies:  PTI Woodgrain Impression Plate; Mister Huey Sprays Sunshine, Boss Lady, Sunset & Leaf Green

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Monday, October 29, 2012

One More Halloween Card

One more hopefully masculine Halloween card for my brother.  
Sometimes it pays not to put things away, since my Grunge Me 
set was still on my desk along with the spider stamp.
I wanted something not typically Halloween, so went for graphic.
It is for the color challenge at ColourQ and the 52 Card Pickup.


Supplies ~  
Stamps:  PTI Grunge Me & 2009 Halloween Tags, Scary Spider by Hero Arts
Paper:  PTI White
Ink:  SU Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry & Old Olive (for Kiwi Kiss); Memento Tuxedo Black
No bling!~ I really had to restrain myself ;) !

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

October 2012 Papertrey Blog Hop

A fancy Christmas tag choosing the brightest color choice.  
All supplies are by PTI except for rhinestones.
This month it is all about breaking out of your comfort zone and trying out some non-traditional color schemes for a holiday card or tag!  Sometimes it is so easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes time to paper craft for the holidays, so here is your chance to let loose, have fun and try something brand new!  Nichole has put together six non-traditional holiday color schemes together for you above.  Pick one that inspires you and try your hand at using it as a starting point for a special holiday themed project!  Keep in mind, you don't have to use all four colors for any given scheme, just go with the flow and use as many or as few as you like!

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Happy Hopping!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Girly, You Rock!

A bright, fun, CAS card for a girlfriend.  It is for the "Wild" challenge
at CASology ~ using wild neon inks;  the challenge at CASE Study
using the sketch and colors; and the challenge to "clean up your act"


Julia Stainton's card ~ October Muse

Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  PTI Grunge Me & Signature Greetings
Paper:  PTI White
Ink:  Hero Arts Neon Pink, Orange & Yellow; Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies:  Spellbinders Circles
Additional Supplies:  PTI Sunshine Impression Plate; Rhinestones - LCS

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Fifteen done ... Fifteen to go

Truthfully I did not make these for the color challenge at ColourQ,
but I am quite happy that they match almost perfectly.
I've been working on them for a while, and still have several to make yet.
I hope I do not truly need thirty, since that would mean 
I'll be working overtime again this week and next ;(.
These will be for the babies in the NICU where I work.
The Orange scalloped circle is Tangerine Tango, the 
spider's bow tie is quite close to Only Orange, and the
green rhinestone on his bow tie works for Pear Pizzazz.
The sentiment is computer generated and punched out.
I am also entering them in the Eerie inspiration at Simon Says Stamp.
Lastly, I am entering them into the 52 card pickup;
hope its okay that it's not a card ;).

 Joy's  Eerie Inspiration ~

Supplies ~
Paper: PTI True Black, SU Tangerine Tango & Whisper White
Dies & Punches:  PTI Spider Web Trio; SU Circle & Scalloped Circle Punches
Additional Supplies:  Spider Stickers & Ribbon - LCS (I looked EVERYWHERE for a spider punch)

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Caffeine for the Night Shift

One more quick card for the "Night" challenge at CASology, 
using the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch, and the 
colors from Embellish Magazine.  
The additional requirement for this challenge is to
use paint.  I used Mr. Huey's color mists for the background on the 
Layerz Mat Stack yet still  kept it CAS.
What you ask, does coffee have to do with "Night"?  
Well everything if you have to work the night shift.
Thankfully, I don't have to the work the night shift anymore.
But when I did, caffeine really helped my stay alert ~
especially between three and six ;).


Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  PTI Heart-2-Heart # 1, Fiskars Latte Love
Paper:  PTI Soft Stone, SU Very Vanilla
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black,  SU Gumball Green & Crumb Cake
Dies:  PTI  Heart-2-Heart # 1, Mat Stack # 1 & Layerz Mat Stack # 1
Additional Supplies:  Taylored Expressions Circles Impression Plate, Mr. Huey's Color Mists Clay & Estate Green

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Coffee or Tea?

A quick card to use to send my niece a gift card.
It is for the heart challenge at CAS-ual Fridays. 
This is my second one, the first one is here.
It is also for the color challenge at CR84FN.


Supplies ~ 
Stamp:  The Craft's Meow Warm Winter Wishes
Paper:  SU Very Vanilla & Sahara  Sand & DSP Bella Birds; My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Portobello Road
Ink:  SU Pink Pirouette
Dies:  PTI Candy Cane Christmas Die & Spellbinders Ovals
Additional Supplies:  SU Pink Pirouette Grosgrain Ribbon

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Catching Up

A card for the newest challenge at CASology
for the cue word "night."
I like the idea for this card, but it didn't
turn out quite as I imagined it might.
Guess I'll have to have another try ;).
 I actually like this card much better,
 that I made for the sky challenge at CASology.

Supplies ~
Stamps:  WPlus 9 Guiding Light Sentiments
Paper:  PTI Enchanted Evening, Lemon Tart, & Blueberry Sky Pattern Pack; SU Soft Suede
Ink:  Versamark Dazzle
Dies:  PTI Edgers # 3 (for the curtains), Spellbinders Rectangles
Additional Supplies:  PTI Woodgrain Impression Plate, Judi Kins Gold Metallic Gold Embossing Powder

I have only missed two of the challenges at CASology, 
and this post will rectify that.  Of course, they are past the deadline.
I had started both of them before the deadline,
but health issues and required overtime got in the way.
The first one is for the cue word "White."
There were many gorgeous entries, but I took a different approach.
I thought of a mummy ;).
I tore masking tape and did some sponging for the background.
I am also entering this one into the challenge at 
Simon Says Stamp to use die cuts.

Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  PTI Halloween Treats & Sweets, Mummy from the dollar bin at Michaels
Paper:  PTI White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black & Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink
Dies:  PTI Mat Stack 1 & Layerz Mat Stack 1
Additional Supplies:  PTI Linen Impression Plate

The second challenge I missed was for the cue "Zoo."
It's for my son who LOVES snakes.

Supplies ~
Stamps: Fiskars Creepy Crawly & PTI 2009 Halloween Tags
Paper:  PTI White
Ink:  SU Green Galore, Elegant Eggplant & Pumpkin Pie
Additional Supplies:  Rhinestones - LCS

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Best Witches

A  CAS card for challenges at CAS(E) this Sketch
ColourQ and Simon Says Stamp
 I colored the letters in Tango Tangerine and More Mustard.
The challenge at Simon Says Stamp
is to use dies or punches.


Supplies ~
Stamp by Heather - G-99-HK ~ I've had it a long time ;)
Paper:  PTI White, SU Basic Black
Ink:  SU Orchid Opulence, More Mustard & Tangerine Tango; Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies:  MFT Die-namics Halloween Charms
Additional Supplies:  Rhinestones - LCS

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Hello You

One more quick card today.  
I was planning on using the trendy trees set for one more card for the now closed 
challenge at CASology for the cue word leaf, but ran out of time.
I am entering it at CAS-ual Fridays for the hearts and at
Less is More for the wings (there is a bird in one of the hearts).
I am really not a fan of one layer cards (perhaps because I love my die cuts),
but I am happy with how this one turned out.
I like how the leaves grounded the middle tree.

CFC74: Create a Clean And Simple project with a heart


At Less is More ~ 
Time for
again and this time we have given you lots of scope with our theme of Wings
There are lots of things which would qualify in this category... insects, birds, cars, aeroplanes... what else can you think of?

Supplies ~
Stamps:  PTI Trendy Trees
Paper:  PTI White
Ink:  SU Poppy Parade, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight & Pumpkin Pie

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Let Your True Colors Shine!

This one is really CAS ~ no dies or embellishment and only two layers.
It is for the leaf challenge at CASology and the color challenge at Color Throwdown.
I am also entering at 52 card pickup. 
This is my second entry for the challenge at CASology. 
The first one is my previous post. 
I LOVE these leaves in this stamp set!


Supplies ~
Stamps:  Golden Days by Craft's Meow
Paper:  PTI White, SU Melon Mambo
Ink:  SU Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie & Lucky Limeade, Memento Tuxedo Black

Edited to add:  Instead of checking out the cards before I post mine, I have been checking them out afterwards and realized Tara had used the same set and sentiment.  Be sure to check out her lovely card also!

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I hope you are having a great weekend!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Halloween or Thanksgiving?

Not sure if this will be for Halloween or Thanksgiving, so no sentiment yet.
I made it for three challenges ~ color at Dynamic Duos 
(Tangerine Tango and Old Olive), theme of leaf at CASology,
and using dies or punches at Simon Says Stamp.
Couldn't pass up that one since everything on the card is die cut, including the card ;).



Supplies ~
Paper:  PTI Orange Zest & Orange Zest Pattern Pack, SU Crumb Cake & Old Olive
Dies:  PTI  Shape Up Series Pumpkin Sections & Pumpkin, Cuttlebug Leaf

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Believe in Pink

Happy to be feeling well enough to make a card today and post it ;).
It is for three challenges ~ color at ColourQ, 
sketch at Retro sketches and theme at CAS-ual Fridays.
I used Soft Stone paper, then realized it wasn't dark
enough for the Basic Gray, so I added some silver rhinestones.




Supplies ~
Stamps:  MFT Clearly Sentimental about Audrey Hepburn, SU Hope Is ...
Paper:  PTI White & Soft Stone,  SU Pink Pirouette & DSP Patterns Stack - Soft Subtles
Ink:  SU Melon Mambo & Memento Tuxedo Black
Additional Supplies:  PTI In Bloom Impression Plate, Twine by Doodlebug Design,
     Rhinestones ~ LCS, Corner Rounder

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