Sunday, September 25

Don't know about you but we party big time for Thanksgiving...

I just love this little Unity Stamp Company "...bountiful owl".
My base card is cream with brown flecks and that is also what I used to stamp the image and verse, both from the same set, and colored him using my Chameleon Pens.
 The next layer is dark brown with a layer of pumpkin paper from ???
I die cut him out using Die-namics from My Favorite Stamps.

He's a cutie and ready to party!!!


My birthday comes around every year and not always is it welcome.
This year it seems to be stretching out and I kinda like it!

I needed a thank you for two friends who took my hubby and I out for breakfast and this challenge turned out to be helpful in getting that card done.

I don't always leave "white" space  in my clean and simple cards but i do  leave this case grey.

The base card is grey bazzil type card stock.
I trimmed a piece of white linen car stock and placed the pine leaf from a set of masks by Hampton Art Stamps on top off center.
I sponged that with Distress ink "hickory smoke".
To add the thread I wrapped ano0ther piece of grey card stock and applied it over the leaf piece.
Using the "thanks" die, from a set by Little Yellow Bicycle, I cut it out and glued it over the top of the thread.

Now off to write and address the card!

If you know my Stephen...

then you will know why this card is just up his alley!

AAA Card Challenge #74... Masking

The base card is black car stock.
I trimmed a piece of red card stock and punched the drips with my Martha Stewart punch.

While away for the day my Stephen found this post card advertising a haunted something or other.
Using one of my Sizzix frame dies I cut an inner frame piece of the head of the zombie out.
Then using the frame I cut a black outer frame piece.
I flipped the card over and using my Tim Holtz stencil to mask part of the card I made the spider web then trimmed it out.
 I layered the red piece onto the base card, then applied the cut and masked piece of the card.
Once that was finished I stenciled the word "wicked" from the same Tim Holtz stencil.
 I layered on the framed zombie and added red crystal eyes...creepy.
This is SO not my style but we have to keep in mind the people we are making the cards for!!!


Saturday, September 24

so far out of my comfort zone...


Starting with a white base card I dug through my little punches and found my "splat" punch!
I punched this multiple times through post-its on the very sticky edge.
I laid them on the front of the base card, then using Distress inks, that I thought would match the Color Throwdown Challenge (ripe persimmon, mustard seed,aged mahogany and wilted violet), I brayered the colors.
Once that was dry using the same colors in Distress markers and my straight edge and I drew lines in the opposite direction.
I finished the card by pulling off the masks leaving white splats behind and die cut Impression Obsession "smile" and glued it to the front.

Wool applique, right up my alley...

I love to do wool applique.
I use mostly Autumn colors and my house is full of little things that I have made.

Though these are not Stampin' Up colors I tried to match the tablecloth in the picture as closely as I could.
I just HAD to do this challenge.

 These are all Sizzix dies from a flower set.
I only used the petals and the circles.
The only thing that is missing, as far as I'm concerned, is the blanket stitching.
But since the tablecloth didn't have it I didn't add it to the card...
or should I.

Yes, yes I should and I did!!!
They even look like my real stitches, uneven and no two alike!