Saturday, November 18, 2017

Bountiful Owl Cards

This year I didn't make as many Thanksgiving cards as usual. It seems crafty mojo and time were both issues. Last night I realized just how few cards I had, so I quickly made these two Bountiful Owl Cards to get in the mail this morning. The image is one I recently bought from Unity Stamps called Bountiful Owl and it was colored with Copic markers. The stamp set comes with thirteen different sentiments to choose from. With time being a factor I went with simple layouts and paper scraps from the Woodland Forest paper pad by Pebbles. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Ornamental Newton Card

Hello crafty friends! This month I've been busy looking for a part-time job to help out with the end of year expenses. Thankfully I found a temporary job and I start next week. I'm excited to get out of the house and mingle with people during the holiday season. Spending too much time alone has gotten pretty boring over the last couple of months. Now that I can cross finding a job off my list hopefully I can get back to crafting.

To make this Ornamental Newton Card I used the challenge colors from Inky Paws to use Red, Green, Tan and Black. This is the first time I inked up the Ornamental Newton stamp by Newton's Nook. I bought it last year but never used it, that happens more than I should admit. Anyway it's really cute and easy to color. I used Copic markers to color the image and then used a cross stitched oval die by My Favorite Things. The plaid paper is by Lawn Fawn and I used some retired scrap black and white patterned paper by Stampin' Up!. Instead of stamping a sentiment I decided to use the Merry Christmas paper by The Paper Studio. A little twine bow and three white sequins finished off this card and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

This Ornamental Newton Card is entered into the following challenges:

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Golden Anniversary Card

In the times we live in making a marriage last fifty years is an amazing milestone. My Uncle and Aunt are celebrating their fiftieth wedding anniversary this weekend, so I made them this Golden Anniversary Card.

To make this card I used the following supplies: Pearl card base by Recollections, gold foil paper by The Paper Studio, Label dies by Spellbinders, Number of Years stamp set by Stampin' Up!, Large Numbers framelits by Stampin' Up!, Versamark stamp pad, gold embossing powder by Recollections, heat gun, retired Petite Petals stamps set and coordinating punch by Stampin' Up! and patterned pumpkins thinlits.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

This Golden Anniversary Card is entered into the following challenges:

Friday, November 3, 2017

CAS Thanksgiving Card

Hello and Happy Friday! It's hard to believe that November has already arrived and Thanksgiving will be here in three weeks. Time really does seem to go faster as each year passes by. Speaking of time, it's time to start a new challenge at Simply Create Too and this month the them is Clean and Simple. This type of card is always a challenge for me... it's the simple part that I have an issue with. For this CAS Thanksgiving Card I left lots of white space but the focal area has several die cuts and three sequins for sparkle. In my world this is a CAS card. What does CAS look like in your world? We would love for you to join us this month! Click HERE for all the challenge details and design team inspiration. Challenge closes on November 24th, 2017.

Card supplies include:
  • Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine Tango Cardstock along with wood dsp from the Wood Textures paper stack all by Stampin' Up!.
  • Stamps: Pick a Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! and Thanksgiving sentiment by Inkadinkado.
  • Inks: Crumb Cake and Pear Pizzazz by Stampin' Up!
  • Other Stuff: Big Shot, Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits by Stampin' Up! and sequins.
Challenges entered:
  1. CCEE Stampers: Thanksgiving or Thank You
  2. Cute Card Thursday: Anything Goes
  3. Crafty Gals Corner: Harvest Colours
  4. Pause Dream Enjoy: Thanksgiving

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!!!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Cat Halloween Card

Happy Halloween! I'm sharing the last card I made for Halloween 2017. It features an image by Bugaboo digi stamps that I colored over two years ago and it was just sitting on my desk. It was already matted just begging to be used on a card. So... I used some patterned paper by Pebbles and made this Cat Halloween Card for my cousin in Texas. The spiderweb edge punch is by Fiskars, some twine by Stampin' Up! and the outside sentiment is from Newton's Nook. I decided to decorate the inside of the card with a die cut spiderweb with spider and sentiment both by Impression Obsession and and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

This Cat Halloween Card is entered into the following challenges: Use Your Stuff (Halloween), Always Fun Challenges (Halloween), Shopping Our Stash (Halloween), Cards and More (Halloween) and {PIN}spirational (photo inspiration).

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Cake and Cat Birthday Card

Hello!!! I couldn't let National Cat Day go by without posting a card with a cat. My stash is very low on birthday cards so I made the Cake and Cat Birthday Card using the sketch from the Inky Paws Challenge. The main image and sentiment are from the Newton Loves Cake stamp set and the word bubble is from the Newton's Day Dream set. Copic markers were used to color the image. I decided to color Newton like a flame point siamese... if we ever adopt another kitty I would love to have a flame point. When I was digging for patterned paper I found the Party Time paper pad by Echo Park and decided it would make a nice gender neutral card. I'm hoping this card would work for a man or woman... what do you think? Cardstock colors are Emerald Envy and Pumpkin Pie both by Stampin' Up! and the final touch were three sequins. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Skinny Halloween Card

This week I was looking through all my scraps of cardstock and decided to make a Skinny Halloween Card. If you're like me and have a couple of bins full of scraps... then this size of card may help you use some of those scraps. The finished size is 3.5" x 6" and it fits perfectly into a standard # 6 3/4 envelope. The bat and sentiment are from the retired Cheer All Year stamp set by Stampin' Up!. After stamping and fussy cutting the bats I decided to add black Wink of Stella to make them sparkle. There is nothing fancy about this card, which is one of the reasons I like it. The striped patterned paper is from the Trick or Treat paper pad by Pebbles and that's it! A simple and easy Halloween card.

Challenges entered include: