Saturday, September 28, 2013

Playing along with the Elf challenge

T.Joy has a beautiful blog.  She has thrown out a weekly challenge to use our Blueprints dies from MFT.  Here are my cards for this weeks one and three.   Stop by her blog to see Tricia’s creations.

Blue Prints are dies that are all grouped together to make a sketch card with a great design. This scarecrow card will go to my sister in law for her birthday.  I must remember to mail this on Monday.  Every thing but the leaves and stamps come from the BluePrints 1.   The image and sentiment are from Mark’s Finest Papers. I fussy cut and popped up the little crow.  Smile  This is week 3 sketch.


Week 1 –I had a little heart there, where the leaf is and  I tried to put crystal effects on it and oops, it just smeared all over.  Drat! the whole card is made, I couldn’t undo it, thankfully I still had one of these larger die cut leaves from several years ago.  It is my goal to get all the leaves used up this year.  I only have three more to go.  Open-mouthed smile They have been sitting OUT on my table for about three years.  (I shouldn’t even tell you that LOL)

Friday, September 27, 2013

I guess it really is Autumn

When Sept 22 arrived, I could no longer pretend it was summer.  Angie is hosting the blogging challenge for the flybabies over at SCS.  I chose this blue because the autumn skies in Wisconsin ARE this beautiful blue color.  However, once I put the card altogether I wasn’t so sure I liked the color combo.  Oh well, that is how we learn in stamping.  I have a sweet friend that is going through chemo right now and I will send it to her.  She will appreciate receiving the mail and it will give her a little taste of the outside world for right now. I enjoyed using the BluePrints 1 set from My Favorite Things.  This may fit Tricia’s challenge to use sketches provided but I have a question in to her about that before I claim it.  Okay, question is answered and I will go ahead and submit it as my entry for Elf Blueprint Challenge 1.2   Smile  Certainly am enjoying being crafty in my stamping room.  IMG_2180It does need a huge amount of loving attention today to get things picked up and put away.  Embarrassed smile

Monday, September 16, 2013

Peaceful Crane

I received a beautiful card from my friend Joyce in PA.  We have never met face to face, only in a stamping forum.  Joyce is multi talented and sews and does other crafts besides.  Here is her blog.  Take a peek at her GORGEOUS work.  Anyway, to the point.  I used her card as a sketch to create this beauty for a Mark’s Finest Papers challenge 177, use G. 

My G is I used Gems, I used a Glue pad to get the Glitter onto the bird.  All sentiments and images are MFP.  I do so love how their stamps STAMP.  Crisp and Clean.  The see through made it easy to position to add the glue portion onto the image.  


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Fall Fun

This was a fun thing to do. SCS Technique Monday was to do this technique.  I brayered over real leaves and then pressed them onto my cardstock.  I have heard of doing this but never tried it myself.  Mark’s Finest Papers is having a G word challenge and I can think of lots of G words.  Here is my entry using a Gel Pen for the faux stitching and Green hearts for accents. IMG_2149

Sunday, September 8, 2013

cute critters

does this look like a Chicago Bears fan card?  Entering into Animal Antics Simon Says ChallengeIMG_2116

love little critters


I computer generated this sentiment and the inside which says:

Some days are just like that, Hang in there.

Entering Simon Says Stamp Animal Antics

More Animal Antics

So much fun to play with all these critters.  Another card for Simon Says Animal Antics.  This is the first time this turtle stamp has seen ink.  the sentiment was attached to him all together on one stamp.  Making it work as a word bubble, all I did was cut the words away from the turtle and voila’ I have something with more versatility.  did it really take me four years to figure this out with this set?  LOL. Embarrassed smileIMG_2114

Monday, September 2, 2013

soft butterfly sympathy

This past week I learned of four people who are in need of sympathy cards.  I needed to make them and get them in the mail quickly and I knew I couldn’t put it off.  My go to stamp is Lacy Leaves from Stampin Up.  It’s elegance saves me over and over again.  Simon Says has an ALL STAR challenge on right now, your go to tool that you use over and over.  That would be this stamp.  It’s soft elegance makes a clean and simple card just the right touch for many occasionsIMG_2091

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Peaceful Sympathy

Made a card for Sweet N Sassy sketch challenge SSS226IMG_2088I really love how their stamps stamp.  I don’t have many but am starting a small collection of them.  This is one of theirs. Their sentiments are always so beautiful too.  I used the “It is well with my soul” sentiment on the inside of this card.   Thanks for looking. 

My Tribute to Summer

and “I can’t believe it’s September ALREADY” card.  I don’t have any Greeting Farm stamps so thought I would use my new TCP bunny stamp  Doesn’t he look like, hey, where is everybody????

Entered into Simon Says Anything Goes challenge.  .  I have just finished ready Marianne Walkers Shading and Lighting book for the second time and I think some of the things are starting to stick.  Here is my first image to be colored using what I learned in her book.  Also using MFT Blueprints 3 and one of their designs that comes with the purchase.