Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Another Card Inspired by Project Runway :)

So last week was the finale of this season of Project Runway!  I loved it!  The outcome was what I was hoping for too- I loved the collection that won!  The concept, the colors, the fringe!!  So cool!

I was inspired to create a couple of cards based on the winning collection but my attempt of stamping fringe did not work out the way I had hoped lol!  Here is one that did turn out though:


I cut a panel of watercolor paper to 4x 5.5".  I watercolored it with black paint, fading the color as I painted up.  I let it dry and then cut the notches at the top with a small hole punch.  I wrapped some orange twine around the top and ended where I wanted the tassel to hang.  I was envisioning this as the back of one of the dresses in the winning collection- wouldn't that be pretty along the shoulder blades?

I created a tassel out of the same twine and adhered it to the card.  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed it with liquid platinum embossing powder.  It's acting as my jewelry along with the star sequins that matched the powder perfectly!  Hee Hee!


I loved Amanda this season and was a little sad that she lost but I didn't like her final collection as much as I thought I would...  Maybe because it seemed like a toned down version of her.  I'm tacky and loved the crazy quilting and stuff she did!  :)  Are you going to watch the All Star season that's starting this week?  You know I am!  I haven't peeked at who's coming back but I'm hoping some of my old favorites will be on again- it's fun to see what they're up to now, isn't it?

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Monday, October 27, 2014

Trick or Treat Card

Hi!  Hope your day is going well!  I'm hanging out at home today with a sick little girl- no fun!  Luckily I'm feeling fine.  :)  I craft in our family so we are having some movie crafty time- she's already feeling better, too!

Since I had time, I thought it would be fun to play along with a couple of linky parties today!  I created this Halloween card using some of my never-seen-ink-stamps and some goodies from SRM:


The stamps are from the Trick or Treat mini set by Lawn Fawn.  I stamped the candy corn onto watercolor paper and painted them using my ink pads.  I let them dry and cut them out.  I splattered the kraft card base with orange ink and then stamped the bat with Staz On.  I watercolored him using gray ink.

I added the black sticker stitch next and then the sentiment sticker on a strip of orange cardstock.  After they were adhered to the card, I added the pretty purple twine, finishing it in a bow.  I added the candy corn next, using foam adhesive to pop them up.  Lastly, I added a folded doily underneath the sentiment strip and a few silver sequins to accent it all.


Did you know SRM is hosting linky party over at the Paper Issue blog?  There are plenty of options to play along so pop over and check it out!  If you happen to use your SRM products, you may as well link up to the current SRM Challenge as well!

I'm also going to link it up to the current Lawnscaping Challenge:


Is it bad that I'm happy about having a lazy sick day today?  It was nice- especially after the busy weekend- but I do hope my poor girl is better tomorrow...

Thanks for popping by today!
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Friday, October 24, 2014

Hello Sweater Weather!

Hi!  I am playing along with the newest Inky Paws Challenge today! I loved the inspiration photo and based my patterned paper choice on the peppermints.  :)  I also added a little sparkle!  Here is what I made:


Did I surprise you by not making a holiday card?  Hee Hee!  I almost did but I when I pulled out my newest Newton's Nook Designs stamps, the sweater weather sentiment from the Holiday Hounds set really caught my eye!  I had this idea and pulled out the Basket of Wishes stamp set to create the card.

The image has been watercolored- I chose colors that I thought complimented the patterned papers I had already pulled out (Mon Ami by Basic Gray).  I stamped the sweater weather sentiment and then decided to add the hello from the Winged Wishes set.  I tried to make it look like it was written with a bit of yarn- did you get that?


I chose a bit of warm gold glitter paper as my sparkle- it's the perfect compliment to this fun image, isn't it?  Seeing all that yarn is making me want to crochet something!  Maybe I'll pull out my yarn later too!

Don't forget to pop over to the Newton's Nook Designs Blog to see what everyone created for the challenge!  I hope you'll get a chance to play along as well!

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wondrous Wreath Cards

Hello!  Hope you're all having a great week!  I have been sick with a cold and keeping a low profile... no fun!  Today I'm feeling better though and thought I'd pop on the computer and share a few cards :)
I made these a few weeks ago for my friend Keisha's Stampin' Up! crop.  She asked me to teach a class using the Wondrous Wreath stamp and die sets.  I wanted it to be good for beginners as well as experienced card makers.  Here are most of the cards from the class:


I used a color palate of Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, and Whisper White.  I added silver in as well, using that beautiful mirrored and glitter cardstocks.


It was fun making a set of cards showcasing what you can do with one stamp set-especially this one!  There are so many things you can do with it!


I think the dies are a must have item if you get the stamps- can you imagine fussy cutting around all the details?  The words are great, too!


There was one more card in the class but the pictures of it didn't turn out very well.  It was the simplest of the bunch anyways so probably less inspiring lol!  I so enjoyed creating and teaching these cards!  I have another class coming up in November- I'm prepping for it now!  Can't wait to share the details...

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you're having a great afternoon!
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release- Christmas Delivery

Hello!  It's our final day hopping with the Newton's Nook Designs holiday release- wasn't it a fun week?  Today's card features another cute set, Christmas Delivery:


I started with a bright red card base.  I stamped holly in red randomly over the left side of the card.  I added the sentiment and also splattered the base with red mist.  When it was dry, I embossed it using a large polka-dot embossing folder.
The image was stamped onto white cardstock and colored using my Prismacolor colored pencils.  I fussy cut around it and then added it, along with a few strips of patterned paper to the card front.  I added some mini staples and twine to finish it off.



Would you like to win “Christmas Delivery”?This set will be given away to one lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! One winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs listed below. Make sure to check out each  blog and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog will be chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Friday, October 17 at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be posted on the NND blog on Saturday, October 18th
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I hope you've enjoyed the holiday release as much as we have!  The stamp sets are soo cute this time around!  I had so much fun with them! :)
Thanks for stopping by today!
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release- Newton's Curious Christmas

Good morning!  Are you ready for another super cute set from the Newton's Nook Designs holiday release?  Today's set is Newton's Curious Christmas- featuring Newton!!  It's a must have for all of his fans:


I chose the Newton in the tree image for my card, stamping in onto a white card base.  I colored it with my Prismacolor colored pencils.  I tried stripes this time so he'd look like my kitty Momo. :)  I added the stars around him with yellow ink and the sentiment off to the left.  Isn't it a fun one?

The papers are from the Echo Park Christmas Cheer 6x6 pad- I am loving it this season!



Would you like to win “Newton's Curious Christmas”?This set will be given away to one lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! One winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs listed below. Make sure to check out each  blog and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog will be chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Friday, October 17 at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be posted on the NND blog on Saturday, October 18th
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:


I hope you had time to pop through the design team's blogs- they did such a great job with this set! Thanks for stopping by and for all your sweet comments this week- it's been so fun reading them!!
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release-Flaky Family

Hello!  Are you ready for the third set in Newton's Nook Designs holiday release?  Today we are featuring the new Flaky Family set- it is all about the snowmen!  


Flaky Friends is such a fun set!  It comes with three different sized snowmen that you can decorate with hats, scarves, and other things to give each one their own personality.  There are also doggie and kitty snowmen!

I kept my card simple, stamping out the snowmen and snow doggie onto white cardstock.  I colored them with colored pencils and added the sentiment to the top.  I also decorated each image with a bit of glitter!  It sparkles so nicely under the light!



Cute, right? 

Would you like to win “Flaky Friends”?This set will be given away to one lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! One winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs listed below. Make sure to check out each  blog and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog will be chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Friday, October 17 at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be posted on the NND blog on Saturday, October 18th
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:



I had so much fun with this set!  I know you'll love it too!  For more inspiration, hop through the design team's blogs- they made the cutest things today!!

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