Saturday, October 31, 2009

Tea for You

This card was made for a contest at my Local Scrapbook Store, Judy's Scrappin' and Stampin'. She gave all her customers who wanted to participate a kit that included a piece of patterned paper, a sticker sheet of lace and some punch outs. We had to use at least one of each of the elements on our card and could add other elements as well. This week all of her customers have been voting for their favorite card. The winner will receive a gift certificate for the store. All cards entered in the contest will be donated to a card ministry. This is what I came up with.

I took my sketch inspiration from this week's sketch at Inspirational Card Sketches. I thought this teapot stamp would be perfect for the focal point! It was created by Courtney Ricker for Your Maine Stamper. The sentiment is from The Paper Company Studio. The flowers are by Prima. This was a very quick and easy card to, I think I'll go make a few more! See you next time, and until then, Happy Stamping and Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sketchy Cosmos Cards

Can you believe it is Thursday already? I can't! I made these cards for some friends of mine who I thought could use a little bit of flowery cheer. This is the Sketchy Cosmos stamp from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. I colored the image with my Bic Mark its and added a bit of Stickles (of course). I embossed the pink paper with a cuttlebug folder (it's a perfect match!) and tied a ribbon around it. I inked around the edges of the image panel with black ink and adhered it to a panel of green cardstock. I added the three brads to the bottom of the panel and adhered that to the pink panel. The pink panel was then attached to a white card base. For the second card I inked around the image with black ink and attached it to a panel of green cardstock. I added brads and a metal tab for embellishments. I stamped the sentiment on a white panel, cut it out and attached it to a green panel and trimmed it to fit the stamp. I adhered both pieces to a yellow panel along with some prima flowers and brad centers. Very quick and easy, but very cheery and elegant, I think. I found this image was easy to color and think it could be used for several occassions, such as birthday, thinking of you, sympathy, get well, anniversary...actually, I can't think of anything it wouldn't be good for! Ok, maybe a guy wouldn't be super psyched about it... but that's another story...
Lindsay has created yet another fun set of stamps this week - it's the Doodle Flower set. It is only $4.50 this week in the Lindsay's Stamp Stuff shop! I am hoping to get to play with that set this weekend. I'm sure if you hop on over to Lindsay's blog Thefrugalcrafter's Weblog, you can link to some beautiful projects the Design Team has made using this fun new set! See you soon, and Happy Digi Stamping!!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Trick or Treat!

Happy Thursday! I decided to make some fun Halloween Cards this week using the Spooky Bingo Cards from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. You can buy the whole sheet for just $1.00! Lindsay has lots of fun Halloween stamps in her shop. Be sure to check them out soon before they vanish! Also be sure to check out the Design Team Blogs. I know they have all been very busy working on their projects this week. If you are interested in being on one of Lindsay's Design Teams, check her blog, Thefrugalcrafter's Weblog for details. My cards are pretty basic this week. The card bases are from bazzill. I cut panels of black paper to mat the skull paper and the spooky bingo cards. I tied ribbon around the panels and added prima flowers and brads. The third card was made using a sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You. I border punched the edge of the orange paper and adhered it to the black base. I cut the Boo 2 U part off the Bingo card and matted it and the piece of patterned paper with black card stock, added a pumpkin brad and a prima flower along with another one of Lindsay's digi stamps and a stapled a piece of ribbon on the matted stamp. I added a paper clip in the corner to finish it. That's it for today. See you soon...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Crazy for Coffee!!!

Happy Thursday! It's Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Day! I made these cards using Lindsay's Coffee Talk stamp set. It is getting chilly here in Maine and there's nothing like a hot cup of coffee to warm you up while you are stamping. So...I made these fun cards while I drank some hot coffee. I printed out the coffee cup images on cream card stock and die cut them (thank you, Cindi) with the scallop nestibilities. The images were colored with Bic Mark Its and sprinkled with Distress Stickles and Distress Ink. I layered the card bases with a panel of patterned paper, more die cuts, and distress inks. They were embellished with prima flowers, brads and eyelets. The sentiment is from Stampabilities. The third card was made with a bazzill card base and a scrap of bo bunny patterned paper. I embossed a piece of rust paper with the swirls cuttlebug embossing folder and finished with a couple of prima flowers and a brad. Lindsay has created some wonderful new stamps this week, especially for the fall season. And you can get one FREE with the purchase of a stamp set!! That's right, with every stamp set you purchase, you receive a free single stamp of your choice. Hop by her blog, Thefrugalcrafter's Weblog to see her freebie of the week, and link to her online stamp store for a peek at her whole line of original digital stamps. While you are there, check to see what the rest of Lindsay's Design Team has created for you this week. Stay warm, and Happy Stamping!!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Cold weather is here...

YIKES! I had to turn the heat on!!! Since it's so cold here today, (and some parts of Maine may see snow fall today) I decided to post some Christmas Cards that I have made. I was such a lazy card maker last year, and only made a couple of cards, so this year I decided to get started early. Sherri at the Stamp Shack hosted a challenge to make 5 each month. Although I have not quite kept up with that, I am about 18 cards ahead of last year! These images were all RAK'd to me last year for my birthday. I just love Fluffles!!! He's my kind of cat...The images are all colored with my watercolor pencils, some have stickles added for a little bling. The patterned papers are from a mat stack that I've had for a while too! The flowers are Primas. I have other Christmas cards that are "in the works" and will post them as I finish them. I am off to work on some ATCs for a swap I am in. But first, I think I'll make a cup of hot chocolate...

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Funky Trees and Freebies!!!

Happy Thursday, Everyone! The sun is shining today and that always makes me happy! Just a quick post today, it sure has been a busy week. I made this card using stamps from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. I just love the trees in her new set "Funky Forest". I printed this one out twice, making one tree larger than the other. I colored them with my Prisma Markers and cut them out. I embossed my rust colored card stock in a cuttlebug folder and then embossed a blue-green strip in an embossing border and added stickles to the flower centers. I cut an oval out of my last piece of this bo bunny paper (sniff...Cindi, we need to go get some more) and then glued everything together and tied a ribbon to finish. Quick and easy! Lindsay is giving away a fabulous freebie to go with her new stamp set. Click HERE to go to her blog for the freebie and to find the links to the other Design Team Members' blogs to see what everyone else has created this week. Here's a quick peek at the new set:

I'm off to enjoy the sunshine and the beautiful fall trees with all their bright colors. See you soon!

Monday, October 5, 2009

A Moose's Work is Never Done!

Don't you just love Riley? I do!!! I made these fun ATCs for a swap over at The Stamp Shack. I colored the Riley image with my bic mark its and used picket fence distress stickles on the iron. The sentiment is computer generated and the tiny clothes pin (thank you very much, Lindsay) is glued on with white craft glue. That panel was attached to an ATC sized piece of red cardstock, in honor of my red laundry room. Now, if I could just get Riley to come do my ironing...