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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Festival of Trees Starburst Card

More Christmas Cards? 
Here is another one - I used a tree from Festival of Trees stamp set and a Starburst/Sunburst technique in the background. I actually made 25 of these for a swap :)
  • Paper: All Is Calm DP, Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzaz, Lost Lagoon
  • Stamps: Festival of Trees
  • Ink:  Lost Lagoon
  • Other: Silver 1/8" Ribbon, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Tree Punch, Star Framelits, Scissors, Paper Trimmer
Challenges:
Christmas Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Jingle Belles - at least 3 different PP
Winter Wonderland - Layer It Up
Crafting By Design - get ready for Christmas

Monday, September 8, 2014

Bright and Beautiful - take 2


I'm back with another card using Bright and Beautiful stamp set. This time combined with lovely gold papers from Gold Soiree collection.


  • Paper: Kraft, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Gold Soiree DP
  • Stamps: Bright and Beatiful
  • Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Versamark
  • Other: White and Gold Embossing Powder, Star Framelits, Scissors, Paper Trimmer
Challenges:
Paper Creator's Crafts - early Christmas
Jingle Belles - use gold

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Bright and Beautiful - take 1

ready for some Christmas cards? Here is the first one - made with  new stamps from Bright & Beautiful stamp set.
It's a CASE from the sample shown in the catalogue - just without any designer paper


  • Paper: Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, velum
  • Stamps: Bright and Beatiful, Dictionary background
  • Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow
  • Other: Star Framelits, Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Cherry Cobbler ribbon
Challenges:
Die Cut Divas - something new - new stamps and dies
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - use stamps
Simply Create Too - something new - new stamps and dies

come back tomorrow for another starry card :)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

SOS165 - Feathers & Chipboard

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to use Chipboard.

Since I couldn't find any chipboard I would use, I made my own by cutting up some cereal boxes and die cutting my feather out of them. Then I stamped the feather image on white CS, die cut it and adhered it to the "chipboard" die cut.
Background was done with acrylic block technique on watercolor paper.
  • Paper: Watercolor CS, Island Indigo
  • Stamps: *NEW* Four Feathers
  • Ink:  Pear Pizzas, Island Indigo, Coastal Cabana, Versamark, Gable Green
  • Other: Scissors, Paper Trimmer, mister, white embossing powder, feathers die
Challenges:
Just Us Girls - blue, green & neutral
Paperminutes - dies

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Holiday Sneak Peak - Watercolored Pine

My Holiday Catalogue preorder is here and I want to show you a CAS card made with one of my favorite stamp sets:
  • Paper: Watercolor CS, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi
  • Stamps: THE NEW ONE
  • Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow, Versamark
  • Tools: Scissors, Paper Trimmer, brush, mister, white embossing powder
Challenges:
Hiding in my Craft Room - KISS
Amusing Challenge - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - anything Christmas goes

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

SOS164: Back in the Day

This week's theme at Shopping our Stash is Back in the Day, and we'd like everyone to use an old-school tool or an old-time image. Since I purged all my plastic cutting templates and old fashioned eyelet setter I had to use the second option.
I used an old steam engine image from SU Traveler set.  Embossed it with copper EP and layered it on Faux Patina background panel. if you never tried this technique, here is the video tutorial I followed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYJZzMmPyjo
Challenges:
Clear It Out Challenge: embossing wet or dry (used both with older EF and EP)
Creative Card Crew - embossing
Sketch Saturday - sketch
A Gem of  A Challenge - embossing

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

SOS159 - Open Seas in Red & White

Happy Tuesday, and welcome to a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash.  This week's theme is Wooden Ships, and we'd like you to use wood or wood veneer on your card, OR you can use a sailing/boating theme, OR you can combine them.
Since I couldn't find anything wooden in my stash I went with the sailing:

I used The Open Sea stamp set and some of the new Typeset specialty paper

Challenges:
Lexi's Creation - Black, white + one other color
Paper Players - let's go to the beach
4 Crafty Chicks - Nautical