Friday, September 30, 2011

Give Thanks for Simple Blessings

Good morning! I realized I haven't posted any thing on my blog in several days - it's not that I haven't been busy creating (I just can't show you what I'm up to right now!) I am really blessed in so many ways - and love the sentiment I used on this card.

I was in the mood for fall, so I grabbed some Justrite Stamps (Autumn Blessings and Vintage Oval Labels) so that I could play along with their Fall challenge.I love how I can mix older Justrite stamps with the newer frames - It really gives me so many options! For my leaf bouquet - I cut oak leaves from the Tim Holtz Tattered leaves die, and shaded them with Art Institute Glitter. I "tied" the bouquet with seam binding, and added part of a felt flower from Epiphany Crafts and topped it with an epoxy made with the Shape Studio Tool Round 25.
I also added the smaller epoxies made with the Shape Studio Round 14 tool - around my stamped image.

JustRite: Fall
The Shabby Tea Room: Chevrons
Simon Says: Anything goes
Flourishes: Wacky World Card Making Day Challenge (Color Inspiration from your favorite cartoon character)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

So Long Summer!

A couple of weeks ago, we took one final trip for the summer. It was a beautiful, warm weekend - and we finished it off with a paddle boat ride. I'm actually glad this summer is over - and am looking forward to many wonderful things this fall and beyond!

I used the Mischevious Papers from My Mind's Eye (although this certainly isn't a Halloween layout!) I inked all of the papers with Distress Ink. My flowers were stamped on vellum with the Sweet William set from Our Daily Bread Designs. Then I lightly sprayed them with Helmar Vellum Adhesive, and sprinkled them with glitter. My epoxies were all made with the Epiphany Crafts Studio, so that they matched my patterned papers.

Papers: Mischevious - My Mind's Eye
Stamps: Sweet William from Our Daily Bread Designs
Ink: Distress by Ranger
Adhesives: Helmar 450, Helmar V2 Vellum Adhesive
Epoxies, Vintage Settings: Epiphany Crafts - Shape Studio Round 14, Shape Studio Round 25
Mist: Moon Shadow Mists by Lindy's Stamp Gang
Ribbon: Seam BindingLink

Our Daily Bread: Scrapbook challenge with vellum
Helmar: Sketch
Simon Says: Dies to Die for
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Men Only

Sunday, September 25, 2011

All Treats. No Tricks!

Fall is officially here! So now it's really time to get crafting all of those autumn inspired projects! I thought this Trick or Treat Puppy from CottageCutz was the cutest thing ever! And I also knew that my five year old nephew would love it - and would want lots of cards made for him with it! And of course, I was right.

I usually cut my images with colored and patterned papers, and piece them together. But, today, I decided to try cutting it from white cardstock, and coloring it with distress inks, like many of my teamies do. This was a really fun way to try - and I'm sure I will use it again. That is one of the really cool things about CottageCutz - there are so many ways to use them.

After I had my sweet puppy all pieced, I added a little Ultra Fine Flower Soft to make him kind of furry. It just made him that much more adorable!

Thanks for stopping by!

Simon Says: Dies to Die For
Cute Card Thursday: Sketch