Saturday, October 31, 2009

Something a little different for SPCC #21

Thought I would make something a little different for SPCC #21, using Burgundy, Ruby Red, and Caramel. I wanted to use my little tree from Waltzingmouse Stamps' Sewing Box Christmas too. I got the inspiration for this wine bottle packaging from the Michael's holiday craft guide I received the last time I visited. The idea seemed simple enough and I think it jazzes up a wine bottle for a host quite nicely for the holiday season.

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Paper - Kraft solid by Wausau Paper
Stamp - Sewing Box Christmas Tree, Star and "Merry Christmas" sentiment by Waltzingmouse Stamps
Extras - Burgundy and Red buttons from stash, Ink by Colorbox (Cocoa), Embossing Powder by A La Mode, Corner Punch by Fiskers, Circle Cutter by Fiskers

Thursday, October 29, 2009

My favorites...

This card was a surprise to make really. I just went with the flow on this one and things just seemed to come together really well. I started out with wanting to do the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog Favorites challenge #55 with my favorite MFT stamp "Baby It's Cold Outside" (digital even). Then, I saw that the Sheetload of Cards October sketch would work for the MFT stamp quite nicely. Then, I had read the Moxie Fab World blog this morning and I think that's why everything turned plum purple! Purple is my favorite color, so I don't mind that it took over this card. ;) I also got to try out my scarf technique again with the braided thread borders that have been in my stash, in of course, purple. I also love how I was able to use ribbon saved from a Bed, Bath & Beyond wedding gift we had gotten back in July. I knew I would have a use for this pretty ribbon!

Enjoy! And thanks for stopping by!

Paper - Bazzil and ColorBok
Image - Stamp by MFT (Baby It's Cold Outside Digital), Scarf made with Thread Border in stash, Paper Piecing with ColorBok and Paper Reflections paper, Sky colored with colored pencil
Embellishments - Snowflake Brads by Creative Impressions, Jewel Brads by Recollections, Snowflake Lace Paper in stash, Dry Embellishing with Cuttlebug (Dot Border Folder), Ribbon is recycled from gift, Sentiment is Handwritten in White Gel Pen

Monday, October 26, 2009

A pleasant surprise...

Checked my various card blogs this morning and was pleasantly surprised to find myself in the Top 5 of Tuesday Morning Sketches' Sketch 16 challenge results! WHOO HOO!

Big THANK YOU to Melissa and Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Friday, October 23, 2009

SPCC Color Combo #20

Here's one of those cards that I said would have a chance to appear that included either monsters or robots (with the influence of dear DH). I had a bday card to get out the door today before it becomes too late and thought the SPCC color combo #20 would do the trick. As you might guess this is one of those "guy" cards...keeping it simple with the decorating and embellishments. I let the little robot be the center of attention this time in his cheery yellow. Got to try out my new Cuttlebug too. (I was bad and got it before DH had the chance to get it for me for the holidays.)

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Paper - Paper Reflections
Embossing Details - Happy Birthday Plate by Cricut for Cuttlebug
Stamp - Recollections
Ink - Color Box
Embossing Powder - A La Mode

Winter fun with MFT Stamps - Tuesday Morning Sketch 16

I just recently got into My Favorite Things Stamps. My friend always had such cool cards from the Who's That Girl? line. While I recently got my first set of actual MFT stamps the other day, I first tried out WTG with this Baby It's Cold Outside digi stamp. This was my first digi stamp project too. (Lots of firsts, but I'm always up for new challenges.) To add to that, I wanted to incorporate fabric after finding some really cute little patterns at the craft stores.

So, for just this card alone....First time using a digi stamp, First time using MFT WTG images, First time using fabric, First time creating a full image for a card, First time creating a buttony bow. Whew!

The image itself took me a few print out tries and about 2 hours to do as I tried a few different things. The scarf was the easiest part and I feel that is the most awesome. It's just braided border lines in 3's to fill the scarf. I love how it looks like a knitted scarf!

Then the image kinda sat for a while, but yesterday I found a perfect card sketch for my creation over at Tuesday Morning Sketches. I love this layout (Tuesday Morning Sketches #16) and think it works great for a big square image like the WTG images usually are. I loved that the sketch had the dangling aspect already incorporated in it and instantly knew I wanted to do either mittens or snowflakes. I had these snowflake brads in my stash that I modified to dangle and it was a great compliment to the buttony bow that I learned from Joanne B's tutorial (go check it out here).

So there you have it! Thanks for stopping by!


Paper - Kraft and Brown Solids from Wausau Paper, Printed Browns by K & Company
Ribbon - Michaels
Snowflake Brads - Creative Impressions (modified to be able to dangle)
Button - Joann's
Image - Baby It's Cold Outside - Who's That Girl? Digi Stamp from My Favorite Things, Fabric scraps from Joann's, Glitter for snow from A La Mode, Scarf made with Threaded Border Lines (stash), Various paper piecing for gloves, shoes, skirt, carrot nose, stick arms

Thursday, October 22, 2009

SSS26: Sketch with a Spin at Sweet N Sassy Stamps

Sometimes you're just instantly inspired by a sketch. This happens to be one of those times. I know the sketch is super simple, but it was just what I was looking for in my next card. I then read the details about this sketch and Sweet N Sassy Stamps additionally added the challenge of recycling. "Ok, I can do that..."

Easier said than done but looking through my stash I found this cute little snowman Christmas card I got a year ago from a dear friend. Using my trusty circle cutter he became my base for which the rest of the card developed around. I also used the little green checkered ribbon in a new way for me, but the ribbon has been in my stash FOREVER! (So I think it counts too.)

I finished the card off with sentiments from Waltzingmouse Stamps. I really think this card turned out sweet, and to think, that now from something old comes a brand new Christmas card! Now do I give this card to my friend this year for Christmas? Ha ha!

Image - Recycled Christmas card
Paper - Kraft and Khaki by Wausau Paper
Stamps - Waltzingmouse Stamps (Sewing Box Christmas)
Other - Ribbon by Unknown, Brads by Joanns, Distress Tool used around image

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You: Kazan's Sketch 37

As I'll be heading out of town tomorrow I wanted to make sure to post my card made from Kazan's Sketch 37 from 2 Sketches 4 You. I got out my new Waltzingmouse Stamps once again for this card. I love this little snowflake!

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Oh, and please go by my friend Belinda's blog for a chance at blog candy for a good cause. :)

Paper - Striped Brown by Quick Quotes, Solid Blue Textured Cardstock by Paper Reflections
Ribbon - Target
Stamps - Snowflake from Sewing Christmas by Waltzingmouse Stamps, "Let It Snow" by Penny Black
Other - Chipboard from BigLots, Embossing powder by A La Mode, 3M dimensionals

Saturday, October 10, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You: Laura's Sketch 36 & SPCC: Color Combo #18

Getting this one in under the wire! I saw this sketch on 2 Sketches 4 You and had to try it out with SPCC's Color Combo #18.

DH wanted there to be more monsters and robots in my cards so stay tuned for more! I do think these little monsters from Recollections are pretty cute, I must admit.

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper - Dusty Orange by Paper Studio, Neptune Blue Swiss by Bazzil, Brown Textured from stash
Stamps - Recollections My Little Monsters, Studio G "Hello"
Other - Wavy cuts by Scissors in stash, Ink by ColorBox, Embossing Powder by A La Mode

Friday, October 9, 2009

SPCC WCMD #3 - WaltzingMouse Stocking

Hey, look at that...I'm back! I know there was a bit of a hiatus on my part for the last week. The job searching finally started to take over on my time and I needed to do that instead of scrap or make cards. Two interviews later and I'm hoping there's good news coming, but for now I'm playing the waiting game.

As it's Friday, I thought I would have a little fun and come back to my craft table. Helped by the fact that I received my Waltzingmouse Stamp set - Sewing Box Christmas in the mail yesterday and really wanted to do some stamping! Claire at Waltzingmouse is really amazing and I was sold on this set after seeing her sneak peek (and inspiration for this particular card) of this set. It just came out a little over a week ago! I love the little stitching around all the stamp images!

I used the SPCC World Card Making Day Color Combo #3 for this card of Kraft, Soft Suede, and Really Red. For this card my Soft Suede and Really Red are done in felt. A tricky little fabric to work with I will admit but it does seem like a cozy little stocking, doesn't it? The sentiment comes with the set. I just put three of the words together. I love how versatile these stamps are and you can bet that more cards this holiday season will be made with them!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps - Waltzingmouse Stamps - Sewing Box Christmas
Paper - Kraft by Wausau Paper
Ink - Studio G
Other - Felt from Joann's