October 11, 2010

Happy Monday!  I've been seeing so many Halloween cards lately and so I thought it was time for me to make a fall themed card.  My mother in law found me a box full of rubber stamps at a yard sale this past summer and this stamp was inside the box.  Isn't it cute?  It's called Country Scarecrow and it's made my Stampede.  Below is a photo of my image after I was finished coloring it.  I tried to make it similar to the stamp's index sheet.

Here is a photo of the markers I used to color my image.  It really took me a long while to figure out how to color nicely with my SU markers.  They aren't like copic markers, but they work pretty well.  I used the following colors for my image:  Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Brocade Blue, Creamy Caramel, and Chocolate Chip.  One of these days I will show a tutorial on how I do my coloring (I couldn't do it today because the kids were home from school today due to Columbus Day).

And here is a picture of my finished card.  My background is embossed using my pumpkin harvest embossing folder.  My ruby red card stock was crimped using my paper crimper.  I added dots along the border of my pumpkin pie card stock and of course my image was stamped using black stazon and colored using my SU markers.  My sentiment is from SU's Happy Fall Y'all.

Thanks for stopping by!  I have to run and finish up some laundry.  It seems as though I'm always doing laundry especially with a teenager in the house!  See you tomorrow!

Stamps: Country Scarecrow- Rubber Stampede, & SU's Happy Fall Y'all
Card Stock: White, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red, Brocade Blue
Ink: Black Stazon
Supplies: Ribbon, Spiral Clip, Cuttlebug, Pumpkin Harvest Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Scalloped Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Glue Dots, White Gel Pen, Paper Crimper
Technique: Dry Embossing Pin It

October 8, 2010

Happy Friday!  My husband's grandmother is on her way over so this needed to be a real quick card today.  I made this card in just 10 minutes, yep...honest I did.  It's taking me longer to post this then it did to create my card....LOL

I was looking for a stamp that I didn't need to color in and I found this image in an older SU stamp set that my mother-in-law found for me at a yard sale this past summer.  She found lots of stamps for me this year!

I simply stamped the haunted house image, layered onto my black card stock and then I started working on the rest of my card.

My background is embossed using my cuttlebug and cuttlebug spider web embossing folder.  My dp is some that I picked up this past Monday in Target's $1 spot.  It's hard to see in my photo, but the pattern paper is glittery paper.

For my ribbon treatment I decided to use a spiral clip and a small piece of orange ribbon.  Once my card was finished I decided to add a few punched out bats using my EK Success bat punch.  I'm loving that punch lately- it adds just the right touch of Halloween!

My sentiment is layered using my scalloped oval and wide oval punch and my ribbon is from Offray.

Thanks for checking in today and make it a great day!  I think I'll be busy catching up on some of my house work and maybe even some yard work because it looks like the weather here today is going to be great- we've had so much rain this past week, it's nice to see the sun out again.

Stamps: Haunted House
Card Stock: White, Only Orange, Black, DP- from Target's $1 bin
Ink: Black Stazon
Supplies: Ribbon, Cuttlebug, Spider Web Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Scalloped Oval Punch, Wide Oval Punch, EK Success Bat Punch, 2 Way Glue Pen, Spiral Clip, Glue Dots
Technique: Dry Embossing Pin It

October 7, 2010

Hey everyone!  As I promised on Tuesday, I'm posting the card I made using a $2 stamp I found at AC Moore in the clearance bin; don't you just love clearance items?! 

I'd like to give a very special thank you to those of you who sent your well wishes for my little girl.  She's doing much better now.  She's still not eating, but at least she's drinking and playing with her brother, so I know she's okay now.

I just have to mention that I went to Target on Monday and they had their 12" x 12" scrapbooking dp back in stock (located in the $ spot section).  They had some Halloween, fall, school, and sports related designs.  I'll be keeping my eyes open for some Christmas dp in their $ spot.  I don't have a big selection of Christmas decorative paper and I need some.

One more note, I'm currently hosting a CAS (clean & simple) Christmas card swap through splitcoast stampers.  If anyone is interested in joining my swap feel free to post a message for me in my swap thread found here (you must be a splitcoast member and you have to be an approved swap member).  I only have 9 spots left.  Your cards will be returned to you in plenty of time to use them this holiday season.  Feel free to send me an email if you have any questions about my card swap.  You will find my email in the contact section under my profile page.

Now onto my card.....I stamped my image using black stazon ink and then I colored it using my SU markers.  This image was so quick and easy to color, I could easily see myself stampin and coloring several of these at once.

My background is embossed using my cuttlebug and my 'boo to you' embossing folder.  I sort of liked how the boo in the bottom circle of my background matched my image.

The bats were punched using my EK Success bat punch and my ribbon is from Offray.  Thank you so much for stopping by and I'll see you tomorrow!

Stamps: $2 Ghost stamp- from the clearance bin at AC Moore
Card Stock: White, Only Orange, Green Galore, Black DP- from Target's $1 bin
Ink: Black Stazon
Supplies: SU Markers, Ribbon, Cuttlebug, Boo To You Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Scalloped Border Punch, EK Success Bat Punch, 2 Way Glue Pen
Technique:  Dry Embossing Pin It

October 6, 2010

Hey everyone!  I have a card all ready to go for today, but my little girl was sick today.  Please bear with me and I will update as soon as I can.  Thanks for understanding and have a great day! Pin It

October 5, 2010

Hey everyone!  I know, it's been a few days since I've updated *bad girl*, but I'm back and today I'm going to share four cards with you, how exciting, right?!  Well, maybe not, but here goes:

I decided to make someone sheet wonder cards.  I only ended up making four cards instead of the traditional six cards.  Just in case you have no idea what I'm talking about, one sheet wonder cards (or OSW cards) are cards that are made using patterned paper that you create by randomly stamping stamps all over an entire sheet of card stock.  You can then color in your images or if you are using solid images you can stamp using different color ink pads.  I made my OSW paper by randomly stamping several of the snowflake stamps using different colors inks.  (I have my supply list posted at the bottom of this blog post). 

Below is a group photo of the four cards I made using my OSW paper.

The card I posted below uses my OSW paper for my background and I then stamped a larger snowflake and layered it onto my brocade blue card stock.  I punched all along the edges of my brocade blue card stock using my scallop trim border punch and my scallop trim corner punch.  I used this tutorial I found on Gretchen's blog to help me figure out how to use these two punches to create my punched border.

I know it's hard to see in my photo, but I did want to mention that I added two rows of paper piercing along the bottom of my card.  I also added a few brads in the center of the snowflakes in my OSW card stock of my background.  My main snowflake had a raised up center that I stamped, cut out, and placed over top of my main snowflake using a dimensional.

This card I have posted below also uses the same scallop trim border and corner punches for my brocade blue layers.  Again, I stamped my main snowflake image and then I placed a sliver brad in the center.  I have added silver cording onto this card and just along the right hand side I have three score lines using my score-pal (you might not be able to see this in my photo).

I really like the layout of my next card and I tend to use this layout quite often.  Again, I used the same basic concept using my scallop trim punches and on this card I also added silver cording and two rows of paper piercing just along the bottom of my card.  I stamped my main snowflake image and then I stamped it again so that I could just cut the center, add a sliver brad, and place it on top using a dimensional. 

And last, but not least I have one final card using my OSW card stock.  This one was really easy to make and I decided not to add another snowflake for my main image- I just used my pattern paper as my focal point on this card.  Again, I decided to add some silver cording and I have added three rows of dry embossing using my score-pal.  I should have added a sentiment along the bottom of this card, but it slipped my mind.

Well, that's about it for today!  Tomorrow I'll be posting a Halloween card I made using a $2 stamp I found in the clearance bin at AC Moore so be sure to check back tomorrow!  Have a great rest of the day!

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes
Card Stock: White, Brocade Blue
Ink: Silver Encore, Brocade Blue, Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Bordering Blue
Supplies: Silver Cording, Score-Pal, SU Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Scallop Trim Corner Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Silver Brads, 1/16" Hole Punch, Dimensionals, Scissors
Technique: Paper Piercing, Dry Embossing, OSW- One Sheet Wonder
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