Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Give thanks & Two Challenges

I am loving these two challenges! The card sketch from Try Stampin' On Tuesday is such a neat one and it got me to do a technique that I haven't done in a very long time, embossing!!

I also combined it with a really cool color combo this week from Colour Me...!  I would never have thought these colors would work together and was pleasantly surprised when they melded together quite nicely!

Here is my card. 
SS: lovely as a tree, and many more
CS: chocolate chip, very vanilla, marina mist, pink pirouette, tangelo twist
INK: chocolate chip, versa mark
ACCESS: early espresso embossing power, hemp, artisan studs

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Penquin Birthday

I am loving my new stamps!  Penguins are one of my most favorite things so when I saw this stamp I knew I had to have it.  The funny thing is, is that it took me about 2 1/2 hours of walking around the scrapbook expo before I bought him!!

It took my hubby to tell me to go ahead and get him that I finally added him to my basket (along with a ton of other stamps lol) and I'm so glad I did!!

I used the color challenge over at Colour Me...! for this card.  The colors are so light and crisp that I decided to color my penguin in greys instead of black.

Here is my card.  I used ink pads and water color pens to color in the hat and penguin.
SS: lg fat penguin, birthday hat, and many more
INK: calypso coral, crisp cantaloupe, lost lagoon, tuxedo black
CS: lost lagoon, crisp cantaloupe, calypso coral, whisper white, smoky slate
ACCESS: silver sparkle hemp cord, zig zag embossing folder

Friday, August 22, 2014

Happy Pumpkin Day

I went to the Scrapbook Expo here in Illinois today and got some really cool new stamps! I am so excited about these that I couldn't wait to create something with them.  I am so glad that I had my girlfriend with me or I never would have seen this tree stamp that has so many possibilities!
I decided to use the sketch over at Try Stampin' On Tuesday (you know I love their sketches), and it worked out perfectly!!
Here is my card.  I might have mentioned at some point that I LOVE all things Halloween! I just had to have the candy corn stamps and pumpkin to go along with this tree.  
SS: tree for all seasons, candy corn, taffy, treat pumpkin, happy pumpkin day
INK: tuxedo black, pumpkin pie, rich razzleberry, summer starfuit,
CS: pumpkin pie, whisper white, summer starfruit, witches brew dsp
ACCESS: crystal effects

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hubbys birthday card

Today is my hubby's birthday and I'm a bit of a slacker! I didn't make him a card or have his birthday gift yet.  I went out with my son today and found something, but now to make that card!!  I used the birthday challenge over at Seize the Birthday

I love being able to choose what I want to use and go from there.  I'll admit, sometimes I find it hard to get the juices going and make something I like. Kind of like this card.  I'm just not sure I like it, but I don't have a whole bunch of time to come up with another idea.
I chose the colors of the card from the gift bag and wrap for my hubby's gift.  I thought I'd keep it coordinated. I kept it very simple and didn't add any embellishments.  He loves my cards but doesn't really care for all the added extras.

SS: age awareness
INK: tempting turquoise, pacific point, crushed curry, gumball green
CS: pacific point, tempting turquoise, crushed curry, gumball green, whisper white
ACCESS: decorative dots embossing folder, 1" and 1 1/4" circle punches

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Trick -or- Treat!

Here is another creation for Try Stampin' On Tuesday's sketch challenge.  This was a bit of a challenge for me this week.  I was having a hard time getting the strips to line up and fit properly.  I think I cut the dsp 4 times before finally getting it to fit right!

SS: spooky2scare, candycorn2cut
INK: summer starfruit, pumpkin pie, basic grey
CS: basic black, basic grey, very vanilla, summer starfruit
ACCESS: candycorn2scare die, orange twine, label dies


I love these two pictures of my daughter Abby.  It's so hard to believe how big she's gotten.  So grown up and lovely! I remember that cute little girl always with the binky in her mouth and her "nasty" (what she called her blanket) wanting to cuddle. 

Now she's a 15 year old young woman, who still likes to hug but has grown past having to have her "nasty" to make her safe.  She has so many wonderful things ahead of her and I'm so glad I'm a part of her journey.

I used the beginning of the month sketch from Stuck?! to create my layout below. 
I used a lot of sizzix dies on this layout.  I haven't pulled many of these out lately (some I've never used) and I really didn't feel like stamping on this on today. I really been enjoying going through all my old, not used, photos and creating single page layouts.  My hope is t create enough layouts that I can put albums together for each kid, as they won't get the 2 page layout albums until I'm gone lol.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Enjoy Every Moment Mojo#358

I got two great new stamp sets over the weekend and some really cute button dies. When I saw this sketch I knew it was perfect.  I love Stephanie Barnard's stamps and dies and have quite a few but these two chalksayings2stamp were right up my ally!

I combined the Mojo Monday sketch challenge with Seize The Birthday challenge this week.  I'm loving all the monochromatic color challenges lately and this one is no different.

" Monochromatic Yellow"
SS: chalksayings2stamp, morechalksayings2stamp
INK: tangerine tango, hello honey
CS: tangerine tango, hello honey, so saffron, crushed curry, whisper white
ACCESS: pumpkin pie ribbon, pewter brads, mini button dies, pennant die, dot embossing folder


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