Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Two cards for Christmas

This card was for the Clean and Simple layout challenge. I used the retired "Two Cool Dudes" set.

This card is for two challenges.

Technique - use small stamps to stamp around your image
Colors - Baja Breeze, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry

Thursday, October 20, 2011

New Queen... QFTD83

Please come over and play with the Queen for the Day Challenge.

Here are the two cards I made for this week's Queen!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I'm a WINNER - PPA pick!

I'm so excited! My card was one of 3 winners picked at Pals Paper Arts this week! (out of 97 entries!)

My card...

This card was inspired by a card on Splitcoast by atsamom.

I made this card for my brother for his birthday.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

New Queen... QFTD82

These cards are for this week's Queen - Joan Ervin! Please come play along with the Queen for the Day Challenge on Splitcoast.

I made this card by embossing the LEAVES from French Foliage. I popped up the kraft panel on a kraft card base. The sentiment (Many Merry Messages) is also embossed in gold. I added some pearls to the center.

For this card I used Joan's technique of STACKED BACKGROUND. I used woodgrain and fifth ave floral. To match Joan's style I embellished and used LOTS of details!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Stacked Background - Medallion Christmas

I made this card with the help of two challenges.

Technique Challenge at Splitcoast - Stacked Background - I first stamped my French Filigree swirl background stamp with crumb cake/kraft ink (on vanilla textured paper). Then I used soft suede and stamped some snowflakes from snow swirled. Then I used Cherry Cobbler and stamped the medallion image.

I stamped the medallion again and punched it out with a circle. The circle is popped up and I used the new dazzling details glitter glue and a clear rhinestone.

I layered soft suede dotted scallop ribbon border, lace trim, red ribbon and a sentiment.

The layout comes from Clean & Simple Stamping - Fall To Layout #161

Thursday, October 6, 2011

New Queen... QFTD81

Two cards for this week's Queen for the Day.
Please come join the Queen for the Day Challenge here.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Single Stamp - Something for Christmas

I just got this stamp yesterday! I really think it's overlooked. When I saw the new catalogue I just loved it. It's a single stamp and I think will be very versatile (especially if you just ink parts of the stamp!)

I was excited to use it today with the color challenge - more mustard, soft suede, tangerine tango. I wouldn't have picked these colors for a Christmas card, but that's what challenges are all about. I really love how it turned out.

I inked my embossing folder with soft suede. I ripped the edges and added sponging, and even curled the edges up to give it a vintage look (to go with these colors).

Monday, October 3, 2011

2 leaves and FREE BIG SHOT!

Here are two more cards I made with the French Foliage set.

I also wanted to mention that Stampin' Up! is doing a promotion for the month of October. If you sign up to become a demonstrator you get a BIG SHOT for FREE!

Even if you don't see yourself as a "salesperson" it's still a great deal to join and get the discount for yourself! You can see my website or let me know if you have any more questions.