Sunday, October 30, 2011

Does anyone recognize this pumpkin stamp?

Looking through my scraps last week, I found a scrap of orange with this pumpkin border image stamped on it.  I don't own this stamp and don't know where it came from.  I posted this card earlier here and since then have searched PAGES & PAGES of Google searches and can not find this stamp.  Any ideas?  I really like it and would love to locate it and use it again!  Thanks for any help you can give!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

My Sheri Crafts Challenge #72

It's time for another challenge over at  My Cheri Crafts and it's my first official post as a Design Team member!!!!  This week "It's All About Sports!"  Make a project with a sports related theme, so I made a layout of my granddaughters in Upward Cheerleading.
I had a hard time deciding on background paper, so I used a foam megaphone I found on clearance at Wal-Mart a couple of years ago.  It's actually supposed to be stuck on the wall, but I inked it and used it as a stamp! 
The banner flags, basketball and hoop all were cut from Sports Mania.   The "Let's Go" is from Plantin Schoolbook.
  I wrote the girl's names on the banners with blue glitter gel pen and used baker's twine to "tie" them.

The little cheer dolls were cut from Every Day Paper Dolls.  I accented the their outfits with the blue glitter gel pen, a white gel pen for the whites of their eye and those CUTE Peachy Keen face stamps. 
Come on over to My Sheri Crafts and join in the challenge this week.  We'd love to have you!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Simply Sunday challenge

The challenge for this week's Simply Sunday over at Getting Cricky is to use orange and black, only one more color allowed if needed.  Here's my take on this one:

A little interesting story of how this one came about----
I was looking through my scraps to complete the "Lovely Trees" card when I found this orange piece of cardstock already stamped with this nice pumpkin image.  The piece was just about right to trim it up and square it off and finish out to an A2 card.  It was just there in my scraps, waiting for me to find it!

 This shot shows off the little bit of bling better.  I added the "Grateful" stamp from Studio G, two black eyelets and some black ribbon from Wal-Mart.  The finishing touch was 2 pieces of bling with my I-Rock and the little rhinestones are from Spare Parts Embellishments.

Now here's the thing.....I don't know where this pumpkin stamp came from or how it came to be on my scrap paper!  I don't have this stamp and I looked through the stamps we have at work in our scrapbook supplies and I don't find it.   If anyone recognizes this stamp, PLEASE tell me where it comes from.  I think I would like to get it.  I'm wondering if this piece of scrap was actually in with some paper I bought at a yard sale maybe. 

Anyway, I finished out the inside with a piece of cream cardstock, the edges inked with black.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you like the card! 

I'm entering it in the following challenges:
Getting Cricky Simply Sunday - black and orange
More Than Favors Wacky Wednesday - anything goes

Lovely Tree from D2D

It's another Designed 2 Delight digi stamp challenge!  This week is the Lovely Tree digi and Faith challenged us to color it in fall colors.  Here is my take:
The base paper is from Bo Bunny but the patterned paper is from my scrap stash, so I don't know the company name.  The tree is colored with colored pencils, red, yellow, orange, green and brown.   The sentiment stamp is from stampabilities.
The little bird in the tree is a Studio G stamp.

After cutting out the tree, I used pop dots to mount it.  The inside is finished with mats from the same patterned paper and cream scraps and another little bird stamp.

I'm also entering this in the following challenges:
Designed 2 Delight
Celebrate the Occasion

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Simple Fall Card

I got two cards made again this weekend!   Two weekends in a row, WOW!  This one is uber simple, but I kind of like it.
 I used a basic white card base  and added a strip of polka dot paper from Paper Studio.  The pumpkin is a digi stamp from Designed 2 Delight, colored with my Dual Tip brush pens from Hobby Lobby.  I used pink marker to color through the middle to highlight that area, then orange over it.  In the pictures you can really see the pink, but in reality the pink just looks like a lighter orange and it blends in just like I wanted it to.  I just tilted my laptop backward and the picture went black, but the pink turned flourescent!  :)  I'm entertained so easily! :p   On with the post....
The sentiment stamp is from Autumn Leave Clear Stamps and is part of the goodies I won from Circle B.  I inked the stamp with green marker and then used a yellow marker to add a little highlighting to it.  The stamp actually says "All Natural Beauty", but I wanted to follow a card recipe that required a 2 word sentiment and I like the generality of the sentiment this way.

Again, thank you for coming by and I hope you have a great week!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
CAS-ual Friday - any medium to color a stamped image
Less Is More - Polka Dots
Flutter By Wednesday - Open
The Paper Variety - 1 Pumpkin, 2 word sentiment, 3 buttons

"Batty Birthday"

One of the boys in my Sunday school class today has a birthday Oct. 29th.  He was so excited to tell me "I'm having a birthday-slash-Halloween Party", as he told me SEVERAL times!  So I thought I would make him a card specifically for his "birthday-slash-Halloween party".  :)
 The card base looks black, but is actually a dark purple scrap of cardstock cut at 6 1/2" x 10" to make a 6 1/2"x5" card.   All of the papers are scraps from my stash, so I don't have any company names.

 The little bats were cut from Paper Doll Dress Up.  I cut them at 1/2" with the 'Real Size' dial on, the gift box is from Holiday Cakes cut at 3".  I really had a hard time not making that bow all glittery!  I had to keep reminding myself this was for a 10 yr old boy!
 This bat is from Holiday Cakes, blackout feature, sized and manipulated on my Gypsy.  I wrote the sentiment with a green glitter gel pen--I just HAD to have a tiny bit of sparkle somewhere!  :)
The inside bat is the same bat cut from Holiday Cakes without the manipulating.  I really wish the colors showed up correctly, the bat looks pretty good against that dark purple.  I hope you and the birthday boy like the card!  Thanks for coming by!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Birthday Sundaes - use green, purple, black and white
More Than Favors Wacky Wednesday - Halloween
Cooking With Cricut - purple & green

Friday, October 21, 2011

Guest Design Spot for Love To Crop!

Hello!  I am so honored to be the Guest Designer at Love To Crop this week!  Thank you, Amy!  The challenge this week is to use CIRCLES on your project.  Please come over and join the fun!  Here is my card, which will go to a little girl in my Sunday School class, whose birthday I missed.  
The card base is made of two circles cut at 3"(shadow cut) from George & Basic Shapes, welded together on my Gypsy.  The background and layer are 3" basic circles.   I used Disney Classics for the rabbit (March Hare, isn't he?), cut at 2 3/4".  That pink shadow layer is really not that neon shade that it appears to be!
 "I'm Late!", the large watch hands and the pocket watch are all cut from gold foil paper from Wal-Mart.  This picture kind of shows the shine.  I used Disney Pooh Font for the sentiment.
 I love the great cuts on the Disney cartridges, but GEE WHIZZERS some of the pieces are so tiny!  Those little glasses and the pink in his right eye were almost too small for my tweezers!
All the edges were inked with brown and a little cupcake ribbon from Hobby Lobby and there you go!

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a great crafting weekend and I can't wait to see your projects linked up on Love To Crop!

Also shared on The Crafting Misfit show and tell

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Designed 2 Delight Challenge

Hello Again!  The latest update on my friend Tracy --  at 8:30 p.m. she was finally in recovery and the doctors were very pleased with how everything went.  They are still waiting on the official pathology report, but at this time, the doctors are still saying she is now cancer free!!!  Yes, Thank You Lord God our Healer! 

Designed 2 Delight had "Pumpkins and Tags" digi stamp this week and here is my card for the challenge:
 I cut the card base at 5x6 and the patterned paper at 4x5.  I colored the image with a combination of colored pencils and Dual Brush Pens.  Where I wanted the highlighting on the pumpkins I first colored with yellow pencil, then went over the whole pumpkin with orange marker.  The border punch is from Fiskars.  Yes, the ribbon is two different shades of orange and I did that on purpose! :)  I kind of liked both colors together better than just the light orange.  The Sentiment is a Studio G stamp.
On the inside I used the same patterned paper, which was in my scraps, and a pumpkin cut from another copy of the same digi.  I inked all the edges with Stampabilities Basil Leaf Green and used Studio G glitter glue on the pumpkins and leaves. 

Thanks for stopping by - come join in the fun at Designed 2 Delight!

Update on my Friend's Surgery

Hello!  I want to thank everyone who has been praying with us for my friend with breast cancer.  She is still in surgery right now, but the mastectomy part of the surgery was completed quickly and successfully.  They are confident that they got all the cancer, it was still contained and had not grown any more.  At this point, they don't believe she will have to have any chemo or radiation!!!!  God is so good and I sincerely thank you all for joining us taking this issue to Him!  God bless!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Halloween Card #3

Hello!  I hope you have had a great, beautiful and craft-filled weekend!  It has been BEAUTIFUL here in Southwest Missouri. 

I got my third and final (I think) Halloween card. 
 This card will go to my 21 month old grandson, so I kept it pretty simple.  No extra embellishments that he might pull off and try to eat!  I used all scraps on this piece.  I love it when I can use some of those up!  The background paper is from Doodlebug Designs, the ghost is from Paper Pizazz, Fall book.  I've just about used that book up and bought it at a yard sale back when I first started scrapbooking.
 "boo" is cut from Holiday Cakes at 1" and the haunted house is from Paper Doll Dress Up.  I had cut 2 of those last year for cards and didn't use them.  I was tickled to find them, but not sure what size I cut them, approx. 2".
 This little ghostie is also cut from Paper Doll DU, and was another cut from last year.  He's about 1" tall.  All edges were inked with Pumpkin Orange ink, and I drew the face on this  ghost with a white gel pen.

Thanks for coming by and have a super week!

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Do You Stack Up - use your scraps
Designed to Delight Designer's Challenge - Halloween

Saturday, October 15, 2011

My Cheri Crafts Challenge - It's the Great Pumpkin!

I am SO excited to tell you that I have been invited to join the My Sheri Crafts design team!!!!!  WOO HOO!!!!  I take this as such a huge compliment.  Since I just came onto the team yesterday, I don't have a DT project to share this time, but I do want to invite you to join this week's challenge.  Use a pumpkin anywhere on your project.  The challenge goes until 10/28.  Please head over to My Sheri Crafts and join the fun, after you check out the amazing inspiration projects by the Design Team!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Breast Cancer Card #2

Wow, look at me!  Two cards in one weekend!  This is another card for my friend.  I thought it would be good to have some made up ahead so I can send her one every now and then along her journey.  Thank you for the prayers on her behalf, her appointment brought some good news and the surgery is set for the 19th.  Please remember her and her family that day.
So, on to the card:

 There's just something really pretty about pink and white, don't you think?  The Butterfly is a digistamp by Faith at Designed to Delight.  The border punch is from Paper Studio and I used my Cuttlebug and a Cuttlebug folder to emboss the light pink vellum.
 I colored the butterflies with colored pencils and then used a glue pen to dot a little glue in each circle on the wings, then added silver glitter.
The inside is finished out with more vellum and a mat using the same punch.  It looks a little plain inside, but I'm not sure what I would do different.

Anyway, this one will be entered in the following challenges:
Designed To Delight - Hope Butterfly
Link Up For Pink
Celebrate the Occasion #33 - Breast Cancer Awareness
Flutterby Wednesday - Open, just use a butterfly or fairy
Love To Crop - use embossing

Thank you again for stopping by today!

Halloween Card #2

Hello again!  I've made my 2nd Halloween card for my grandkids and here it is:
 Isn't he just the cutest little alien?  He is cut from the Toy Story cartridge.  I just got that in and HAD to use it right away.  I just love the Toy Story movies!  The alien is cut at 3 1/4".  The orange card base is from a set I bought at Wal-Mart about a year ago.  The paper strip is cut with decorative scissors.
 I made this card to follow the sketch challenge from Card Creations, but the challenge changed today, so I'm a bit late for that one!  But I like the layout for this theme and thought the googley eyes were perfect.  The ribbon actually has blue polka dots on it, but I turned it over.  You can still kind of see them, but I didn't have any plain lime green ribbon!
The patterned paper is from Doodlebug Designs and I created the sentiment on my computer and printed it on Letra Set Safemat. 

I'll be entering this card in the following challenges:
More Than Favors - use black, purple, orange and green
My Craft Spot - too cute to spook
The Crafting Misfit

Thanks for coming by and I hope you are having a great weekend!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Breast Cancer Card

As I'm sure you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Looking through a few challenge blogs, I found a couple requiring pink, some requiring breast cancer awareness, one requiring swirls and one requiring a ribbon loop. This card just all came together in my mind and it turned out just like I hoped.  But before I get to the card, I would ask that you please remember my friend in prayer.  She just found out she has breast cancer and meets with the surgeon Tuesday, Oct. 4 to find out how extensive it is and what the treatment plan is.  This card is for her.

 The card base is from Hobby Lobby.  I used my Cuttlebug and a Quickutz swirls folder to emboss the front, then chalked it with pink.  The flowers are some I bought from a friend who was selling all of her supplies and all edges are inked with pink.

 The tag was cut from Storybook,  the pink layer at 2" and the white at 1 3/4".  The sentiment I created on my computer.
 Inside is the same tag cut at 3 1/2" and 3 1/4". 
I hope you like the card, I'm pretty pleased with it.  I'll be entering this card in the following challenges:
My Sheri Crafts - Think Pink
Link Up For Pink - They actually asked me to link up! :)
CASual Fridays - Ribbon loops
Do You Stack Up - swirls
More Than Favors - Breast Cancer

Thanks for stopping by and again, please remember my friend in your prayers!