Sunday, January 27, 2013

RHSSC - Elements of Style

It's time for another Red Hot Stampers' sketch challenge card, and since it's been so snowy in our area I though I'd do something with flowers to remind me that spring is coming.  I must say though I do love snow!  Why I love it when I hate being cold confuses even me! lol   This is a pretty clean and simple card, but I can't take credit for the "Two-tone Tearing" idea.  I saw it over on France's blog here and had to give it a try myself.  So simple to do and I love the idea.  Don't forget that this is the last week of January's blog candy give away for those that make a card using our sketch.  Head on over to the Red Hot Stampers blog here to check out the other cards made with this week's design and see what you can win if you play!


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Elements of Style & Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Soft Suede & Crumb Cake
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Feeling Sentimental

Today's card is the masculine card we made at this month's stamp a stack.  This stamp (and set) is definitely my favorite freebie you can get from this year's Sale-a-bration. :)  

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Feeling Sentimental & Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Soft Suede
Embossing Folder:  Argyle
Punches:  2 1/2" Circle & Large Oval
Linen Thread
Distressing Tool
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Happy Hello

Today I have a couple of cards to show you that I earned as freebies from Sale-a-bration.  I added just a bit to them and had the ladies put them together at this month's stamp a stack.  I think they turned out pretty cute. :)

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Happy Hello - Simply Sent Card Kit
Stamp Set:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock:  Basic Gray & So Saffron
Classic Stamin' Pads:  Baja Breeze & Daffodil Delight
Punches:  Scallop Oval & Large Oval

Sunday, January 20, 2013

RHSSC - Snowflake Soiree

Welcome to another card for the Red Hot Stampers' sketch challenge.  This week's sketch was another simple one. :)  Since we're supposed to be getting snow this coming week I thought I'd make another card with snowflakes.  Since I haven't used Marina Mist in quite a while I thought it was time to pull it out again.  Yup, a perfect color to go with snowflakes. 
Remember that we are giving out blog candy for those that participate in this month's Red Hot challenge.  Head over to the Red Hots' blog here to see what we're giving away and to see what everyone else made with this week's sketch.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Snowflake Soiree
Card Stock:  Marina Mist & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Marina Mist
Vera Mark
Stampin' Emboss Powder:  White
Punches:  1 1/4" Circle & Scallop Trim Border
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Love You!

Well, I must confess it's been a while since I posted on my blog.  I haven't given up stamping, just busy making projects I can't show until the beginning in February!

  So today's card was nice and simple for me to do.  Rachel gave us a break after last week's challenge...whew! ;)  Since Valentine's is the next "holiday" I thought I'd do something with a few hearts.  

Just a reminder that we are giving away BLOG CANDY over at the Red Hot Stampers!  Everyone who participates in the sketch challenges for January will be entered into a drawing. On February 1st the winner of the January Blog Candy will be announced. What is the blog candy? Why a FREE Double “D” Bow Maker of course! (sorry but only US participants)   

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Seasonal Sayings
Card Stock:  Rose Red & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Rose Red
Embossing Folder:  Adorning Accents
Embosslits:  Scalloped Heart of Hearts & Fashionable Hearts
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Need for Speed!

I don't know about anyone else, but cards for teenage guys always seem to be my biggest challenge.  This is what I ended up making for my cousin's teenage son for his birthday this year.  I definitely went searching for some ideas for this set and ended up liking this card here made my Narelle H.  I really liked the layered squares with portions of the car in it, so my idea went from there...


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Need for Speed
Card Stock:  Riding Hood Red, Basic Black & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Riding Hood Red
Blender Pen
StazOn:  Black
Punches:  1 3/8" Square & 1 1/4" Square

Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy Birthday to my Niece!

Today I want to show you a cute little card and purse I gave my niece for her b-day.  It's been a tradition with both of my nieces for a few years now to make them purses for their birthdays.  I also tucked a $1 bill (yup, still cheap) and a pack of gum in it with the card.  We gave it to her at church yesterday and she came and told me after church that she got it.  Just thought it was so cute when she came up to me with a big smile and told me. :)


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Papillon Potpourri, En Francais & Field Flowers
Card Stock:  Pretty in Pink & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Regal Rose & Pretty in Pink 
Ribbon:  1 1/4" Two Tone in Pink Pirouette/Rose Red
Brads:  Metallic 3/16" 
Shimmper Paint:  Champange Mist

Sunday, January 6, 2013

RHSSC #70 - Flowers!

Wow, the first challenge for 2013 and it was definitely the hardest Red Hot sketch challenge for me yet!  Looking at the other ladies' cards you'd think it was no problem for them at all!  Glad I sat down earlier in the week to make this one up instead of waiting until the last day!  This is definitely not the norm for my type of cards, but it think it turned out pretty cute.  However my son's reaction was, "I don't get it!" lol  My daughter thought it was pretty cute.  Well, I wanted to try out something new from the Spring Catalog...making flowers using the Creped Filter Paper.  I used one piece of the creped filter paper over regular card stock on the little flowers and did three sets of that for the big flower using the 2012-2013 In Colors.  Oh, don't forget to check out the other cards using this sketch at the Red Hot Stampers' blog here!  

Love looking at the card from this angle...weird, I know.  But I think it looks so cool! lol

Just a pic a little closer to see the detail on the flowers and brads.  I dabbed the brads in ink then in clear embossing powder and used the heat gun so they kind of matched the color of flower they went with.  

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Fabulous Florets
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Summer Starfruit,
Gumball Green & Midnight Muse
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Rich Razzleberry, Summer Starfruit,
Gumball Green & Midnight Muse
Embossing Folder:  Perfect Polka Dots
Punches:  1 1/4" Scallop & Boho Blossoms
Brads:  Neutrals Collection 3/16" 
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist

Friday, January 4, 2013

Winter Thank You

Just a few more thank yous to show you today.  I ran out of my other stash and decided to make them a lot more simple this time...and I like them better!  Why couldn't I do this the first time around? lol  


Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Snowflake Soiree & Perfectly Penned
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Island Indigo
Jewels:  Basic Rhinestones

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Pleasant Poppies

Happy New Year!  Wow, it's 2013 already!  Last year certainly seemed to fly by.  Guess time flies when you're having fun, right?  And I sure think making cards is fun...well, most of the time I do. :)  Today's card shows a few goodies from the Spring Catalog.  I've had them for about a week and had an idea going through my head, but I needed to do some real work before I could play. lol  I wanted to use the new embossing folder, framelits and ribbon.  Plus I haven't used my Pleasant Poppies set yet and thought this would be the perfect time to dig it out.  Definitely a spring card, but I needed a few flowers to come out for a while since it's the only place I'll see them for a few months.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Pleasant Poppies
Card Stock:  Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Pink Pirouette
Stampin' Write Markers:  Pink Pirouette & Certainly Celery
Blender Pen
Embossing Folder:  Honeycomb
Framelits:  Ovals Collection
Ribbon:  1 1/4" Two Tone in Pink Pirouette/Rose Red 
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist