Wednesday, October 22, 2014

FM 182: Happy Haunting!

Hello, stampers! At the Friday Mashup challenge blog, they have a very cool challenge called "In a Galaxy.  They provide you with 2 different tutorials on how to make a "galaxy" background.  I watched them both.  They were both so cool, that I decided to give it a try.  However, I had limited time to actually make the card and get it uploaded before the challenge closed. Plus, I didn't have easy access to my paints.  So, unfortunately, my card was made with my reinkers not paint. Bummer!
But, I did have lots of fun making this and plan to dig out those darn paints and give the "galaxy" tutorial a try at a later date. Any's the challenge:

And here's what I made:

I used watercolor paper and followed the first tutorial of the 2 provided.  I also made a matching treat holder with the Fry Box Die. Colors are: Basic Black, and Tangerine Tango.
Holiday Home Photopolymer Bundle  
 Holiday Home Photopolymer Bundle #137631

 Ghoulish Greetings Clear-mount Stamp Set
 Ghoulish Greetings Clear #136664

Fry Box Bigz L Die by Stampin' Up!
Fry Box Bigz L Die #132966

  Merry Everything Clear-mount Bundle
 Merry Everything & Note Tag punch Bundle #137636

  This was so much fun, and I can't wait to find my paints and give the other technique a try! Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

SSC86: Merry Christmas!

Hello, stampers!                                            
Today, I made a Christmas card following the sketch layout over at Sunday Stamps! challenge blog.  Here's the sketch challenge:

And here's my card. Colors are: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White with a splash of Gold.

Oh, how I love to stamp holiday themed cards! So much fun!  I have only made a few so far, and I feel like I am already behind! UG!  I used LOTS of new goodies from the Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog to create this fun card. :)
I stamped the "Merry Christmas" in Versamark onto Vellum cardstock and embossed it with Gold embossing powder. I then stamped the smallest snowflake from the Endless Wishes stamp set with my White craft pad (so I could see where I was stamping) and then embossed them with White embossing powder.  I stamped all 3 sized snowflakes in Early Espresso and Crumb Cake on a white piece of card stock which is glued to the Vellum piece of card stock.  The white and gold snowflakes where made using the Snowflake card Thinlits Die .  The DSP in the background is from the Trim the Tree  Designer Series paper stack, and the hanging banner is made from the Naturals Chevron ribbon

Here is a close up for you to see. 

I think I will head back to my stamping table and make another one of these using the other left over triangle pieces of DSP. :)  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great stamping day!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Happiest Birthday wishes, Hanna!

Today, is my sweet little niece's 2nd birthday!  Being that we live so far apart, I am unable to help my sister celebrate Hanna's birthday. Major bummer!

When I was looking for the prefect stamp set to use for Hanna's card, I came across the very, very, very first stamp set I bought at my first Stampin' UP! workshop back in 1997: Button Bear.  I truly love this stamp set and will keep it forever.  And now that Stampin' UP! has awesome Blendabilities, coloring Mr. Button Bear is that much easier!

Here's Hanna's card:
 Colors are: Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette and Tempting Turquoise.

Good news: My daughter and I are planning our annual road trip in November to visit Miss Hanna and my sister while my boys (and the state of MN) are deer hunting. Yippee!

Happiest Birthday wishes, Hanna!  Love, Aunt Annette

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

FMS#157 and CMCC#41: Grateful for You

Good afternoon, stamping friends! Today I am sharing a Thanksgiving card I made this morning using a new Holiday catalog stamp set called: Holiday Home.  It has been sitting on my stamp table collecting dust, and today I got to play with it!  I followed 2 challenges. Freshly Made Sketch #157 and Colour Me! #41.  Here are the challenges:
And here's my card creation:
The colors are: Cherry Cobbler, Hello Honey and Chocolate Chip.  I used Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Skin Tone and Crumb Cake Blendabilities to color the house and the Fun Fall Framelits to cut out the three leaves.

Links to the main Stampin' UP! supplis used to create this card:

Holiday Home Photopolymer Stamp Set   Homemade Holiday Framelits Dies   Fun Fall Framelits Dies 
Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder  Sponge Daubers by Stampin' Up! 

This stamp set has so many possibilities! Can't wait to try out other holiday themes!  Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Stamping!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

FMS #155: Coral and Turquoise Birthday Wishes

Hello! I am behind on some birthday cards and was finally able to stamp a little bit this morning. Yippee! Can't wait till I can stamp regularly, but until then, I will be happy to get what time I can. The card design layout it based on the Freshly Made Sketches challenge blog.  Here is the challenge:
A pretty simple and fun layout using a tag as the focal point.  Well, I must confess that although I started out with a tag, I changed it several (million) times and ended up with a different focal point. : ) I wanted to use Coral Calypso and Tempting Turquoise- for no particular reason.....just came to me and so that's what I went with.
I love, love the Hostess set: Bloom with Hope.  I have been encouraging my customers to get this set when they are hostesses.  It's so pretty and so easy to color.  For these flowers, I used Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana and Old Olive Blendabilities. I also used a turquoise color copic marker: B05 to help shade in the petals. I hope the recipient likes the card I made her. Happy Stamping!      

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Warments Wishes

Hello, stamping friends!  It's been ages since I have had time to share anything on my blog! Today, however, I a had a few spare minutes and needed/wanted to stamp. AHHHH, I feel much better! I played with two challenges today. A sketch challenge from Viva La Verve and a color challenge from Colour Me.  Here are the challenges:


And here's what I made using the colors Coastal Cabana, Hello Honey and White.

I kept my card creation pretty simple without tons of layering.  I colored the flower in a "sketchy" manner using the darkest Daffodil Delight Blendability along with Coastal Cabana Blendabilities.  
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!   Annette