Monday, October 23, 2017

Healing Wishes

Hey! I was Stamping a few more quick cards with my Tim Holtz stamp positioner. It sure makes things easier. Theme was still "think pink" tonight and I was playing with the variety of Flowers in the Paper Smootches bold blooms set.
Stamping of images was the same just played with the cardstock based, sprinting, Nuvo drops and glitter accents. I will be entering them in the challenges
listed below. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.





Saturday, October 21, 2017

Stamping Saturday

Hey there. Yes, I am still stamping. Hahaha
October is breast cancer awareness month. Please go get your mammogram and do self checks. I lost a sister in law before she was even forty to breast cancer. It takes both young and old. 
I was working on a couple of encouragement cards with the pink theme. I used Paper Smootches Bold Blooms set, Stampin Up ink and cardstock. Missed the card with Shimmer Mist because a little sparkle makes everything better.




Thanks for stopping by, Sue.


Fall Leaves

This was so out of the norm for me to start with dark cardstock.  I had watched a video on coloring with colored pencils on dark cardstock and thought I might try it. She made it look easy well there is a learning curve with this. I need to practice. I heat embossed the leaf stamp from Stampin Up in Ranger gold glitter embossing powder. The greeting is from Papertrey Ink also embossed. My pencils are just Crayola and didn't blend the best. I used the Simon Says Stamp inspiration photo as my color way.

I also used the My Favorite Things sketch challenge for my card layout.
This is a close up of the coloring. Thanks for stopping by, Sentimentality Sue.


Scary Creatures

Hello. Hope your Saturday is off to a good start. I went to a quilt show this morning and viewed some amazing talent. Then came home hopefully with some creative juices flowing. Lol
I had not made any children's cards for a long time and a monster challenge came up on the Less is More blog so I thought why not. I also wanted to use the My Favorite Things color challenge as my color inspiration.
I made two cards using white cardstock, Stampin Up ink and a very old Gel-A-Tins stamp set.


I added the googly eyes for a fun accent on the cards.
AS A Cards is also having a movie themed challenge and I am thinking the movie Monsters Inc.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Circle Tree

Happy Friday! You made it to the end of the week. Time to reward yourself with a little stamping.
Over at the CLASSroom Ellen is challenging us to use this collage as inspiration for our project using Essentials by Ellen products. 
I started with a 110 lbs A2 white card base and die cut with a small Spellbinders circle die the colored circles of cardstock from various companies. Then used the Home and Hearth dies from Ellen to cut the shapes in each of the circles. Backed each circle with another die cut circle of white cardstock. Stamped the greeting from Technique Tuesday in chocolate ink across the bottom of the card. Popped the circles up with foam dots and added the die cut star and tree trunk directly to the card front.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Also entered in the Happy Little Stampers die challenge.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sympathy for Dogs

Hi. Strange title right?  I was asked a number of years ago to create some pet sympathy cards for someone. Now in all the years I have been making cards, like at least 20 yrs, this was a new request. I dug through my stash and I created a card simpler to the card I made today. This was for three challenges.
Simon Says Stamp Monday "It's a Dogs Life"
AAA Cards movie challenge
CASology "sorry" cue card
My card started with a kraft A2 card base. Then I stamped a very old Stamping Up set called So Very greeting in chocolate chip ink. I die cut the heart from a Papertrey Ink die from red cardstock and punched the paw print with a old hand punch I had (source unknown). I sprayed the heart with Glimmer Mist and glued to the front of the card. Tada! Super simple but I still thought it was cute.

It's A Dogs Life Challenge


When I was thinking of dogs dying, the first movie that came to mind was Where the Red Fern Grows. I balled during that one. Then there was Marley & Me. Lots more crying!
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Stars All Around

Hello. I needed a little stamp therapy tonight. I wanted to try the build a wreath challenge over at Papertrey Ink Make it Monday and thought I might make it a one layer star card for the Less is More challenge too. My first attempt was ok but I find myself with a great idea but don't always execute it the best. Here is the first card.
I used a Papertrey Ink white card base, traced a pencil circle on card front and stamped the stars from 3 different stamp sets around the circle.
PTI Take a Bough
PTI Holiday Treats
Technique Tuesday Jingle All the Way
Stamping Up greeting and ink
The second card I used Vintage Cream cardstock from Papertrey Ink with the same ink and stamps. 
My goal was to warm it up a bit. I also used a blending tool to rub some ink on the edges of the card. The wreaths are both accented with a Viva pearl pen in gold.
So I will enter these cards in the Less is More 
#350 One Layer Star Challenge and the 
PTI Make it Monday #300 Build a Wreath Challenge.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.





Healing Wishes

Hey! I was Stamping a few more quick cards with my Tim Holtz stamp positioner. It sure makes things easier. Theme was still "think pin...