Sunday, September 25, 2011

In Wilderness for RHSSC3

Wow, I think it's been a whole week since my last post.  Between homeschooling and work it seems like my time is gone before I know it! :(  Let's see if this week goes a little better. :)  Anyway, today's card is for the Red Hot Stampers third sketch challenge (RHSSC3).  I really liked the layout and thought it would be great to use for a masculine card.  In fact I will be using it for the next stamp a stack I have coming up this week.  Oh, I can't forget to add that you can play along with the Red Hot Stampers at  Head on over there and join in.  I know there will also be prizes going out to two winners!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  In Wilderness & On Your Birthday
Card Stock:  Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Always Artichoke & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Chocolate Chip & Crumb Cake
Texturz Plates:  Backgrounds 1
Punch:  Large Oval

Sunday, September 18, 2011

RHSSC2 - Faith in Nature

Today's card is my take on the Red Hot Stamper's second sketch challenge...RHSSC2.  I love how quickly a card can come together when I have a sketch right in from of me!  Why not give it a try yourself to see how easy it is.  Hop on over to Glenda's blog to see some other ladies' cards and how you can play along too.  

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Faith in Nature
Card Stock:  Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Old Olive & Rich Razzleberry
Embossing Folder:  Vintage Wallpaper
Ribbon:  3/8" Taffeta in Whisper White
Embossing Powder:  Gold
Blender Pens

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Mad "because I missed your b-day" Dog

Seems like I'm a little bit into punch art lately, but it's really only the second one I've done in a while.  I needed a card for my nephew whose birthday was a few days ago...and it was late! :(  I know he loves dogs, so I thought I'd put a funny little saying on the card for him that went with the dog.  This is definitely a case, but I'm not sure who to give the credit too because I saw a bunch of them out there...I'm just glad there are so many talented ladies out there making things with punches! :)  

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Card Stock:  Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Real Red, Basic Black, 
Very Vanilla & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pad and Stampin' Write Marker:  Soft Suede
Punches:  3/4" Circle, 1/2" circle, Full Heart, Heart to heart, 
medium oval, word window & horizontal slot (retired)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Christmas Mouse

Today I want to show you some punch art I did for a swap with The Red Hot Stampers.  While looking around for ideas I saw this cute little mouse here and had to try it.  Wish I could take credit for coming up with this idea, but I'm not that good!  Kim has great instructions on how to make it though.  I did have to change a few things because I didn't have all the punches and used different colored paper too, but I love how he turned out. 

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Today's card is for the first Red Hot Stamper's Sketch Challenge from my upline Glenda.  I love doing sketch challenges, so here is my take on the first one.  

I bought this set last month and just put it together today before making up this card.  I think it took me just as long to get it put together as it did to make the card.  That's one thing I love about the takes some of the guess work out of what I want to make. :)  

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Just Believe
Card Stock:  Night of Navy & Whisper White
Punches:  1 3/4" Scallop Circle & 1 3/8' Circle
Embossing Powder:  White
Ribbon:  1/4" Grosgrain in Whisper White

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

In Wilderness ~ Birthday

Today's card is one that I had to quickly whip up for my brother-in-law.  Every year I forget that I should mail his card BEFORE Labor Day, not after.  I made sure I put a reminder on my calendar for next year.  We'll see how that goes. ;)  Anyway, I bought this set a few weeks ago and just put it together last night so I could make this card.  I think I'll have to play with it a little more now that it's put together. :)

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  In Wilderness, On Your Birthday & Vintage Labels (retired sale-a-bration)
Card Stock:  Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Early Espresso & Always Artichoke
Versa Mark 
Punch:  Small Oval (retired)
Embossing Folder:  Square Lattice
Embossing Powder:  Clear

Monday, September 5, 2011

Monochromatic & Gate-folded Birthday Card

On my last post I said I was hoping to sneak in a few more cards...well, I managed instead to do one card for three challenges. :)  The Paper Players new challenge for the week is Birthdays...I can always use b-day cards!  I also wanted to do the Monochromatic challenge on Hand Stamped Sentiments because I love doing those type of cards.  I also decided to do the gate-fold over on The Friday Mashup.  I haven't done one of those in a long time...actually I didn't even know it was called the gate-fold.  Guess I can still learn something new every day. :)  I was already working with two of these colors for some punch art, and I love them together so this is what I chose for my monochromatic color theme.  I've actually done quite a few cards with these colors.  They just seem to work so well together.  I just made a card last week with this stamp set too, but it was calling my name again, so it's what I went with. 

Yes, I always seem to be putting a close up shot of my card.  Don't know why, I just do! ;)  In this case it helps you see the shimmer paint a little better...

...and, of course, the inside of the card.  Most of the time I like to make sure I have more than just a stamp on the inside.  If you've noticed, I like to use a faded version of what I put on the outside of the card.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Inspired by Nature, On Your Birthday & Vintage Labels (retired sale-a-bration)
Card Stock:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Soft Suede & Crumb Cake
Stampin' Write Markers:  Soft Suede & Crumb Cake
Punches:  1 3/4" Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle & 1 1/4" Circle
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Artistic Etchings ~ SQSC 2

Well, I've been busy the last couple of days trying to get things together and ready for school...and it's my last year homeschooling!  So glad to be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel!  Of course I had to take some breaks and check out all the sketch challenges I could be working on and finally gave in last night and did one.  I'm hoping to sneak a couple more in today and tomorrow too. :)  I started with Stampin Queens Sketch Challenge.

I wanted to make something vintage.  I keep seeing so many beautiful cards made that way and decided to try my hand at it.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Artistic Etchings & Curly Cute
Card Stock:  Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso & Crumb Cake
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Early Espresso
Embossing Folder:  Vintage Wallpaper
Bigz Die:  Scallop Circle #2
Punch:  Medium Oval 
Ribbon:  5/8" Grosgrain in Rich Razzleberry (retired)