Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! A quick card using lots of retired Stampin' Up! products. Hope you all have a great day and eve, and that your L'il Gobblins have a great night!

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Pumpkin Pie CS, Retired Halloween DSP, Glimmer Brads in Bright, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Whisper White Craft Ink, Iridescent Ice EP, Scary Skeleton Stamp Set (retired), Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Clean and Simple 162

Hey there friends! I think this card is sooooo sweet! I love that new Jack of All Trades Stamp Set!!!!! Again, I've used some retired Stampin' Up! DSP to pull it all together. Thanks to the Clean and Simple Site, for the FTL 162 sketch that inspired this card.

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Basic Black CS, Craft Ink, EP, Retired Halloween DSP, Whisper White CS, Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink, Old Olive Classic Ink, School Book Serif Alphabet (retired), Jack of All Trades Stamp Set

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday 101411

Morning everyone! I've got another Halloween card for you. This time it's for the Sketch Frenzy Friday 101411 entry. I've used some retired Stampin' Up! DSP and Elegant Eggplant Craft Ink to pull it off! Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Very Vanilla CS, Retired Halloween DSP, Spider Web Embossing Folder, Elegant Eggplant Craft Ink, Chalk and Classic Ink, Iridescent Ice EP, Heat Tool, Batty For You Stamp Set, Sponge, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Super Quick, Super Sweet Birthday Card

Morning Friends! This was such a quick and easy 3x3 card to whip together...I should make a bunch to keep on hand! Love the texture, love the colors, love the depth, love the simplicity...and literally, it took about 2 minutes! LOVE that timing! LOL!

Ingredients: (All SU!)
So Saffron CS and Classic Ink, Bashful Blue CS and Classic Ink, En Francais Background Stamp, Well Scripted (retired), Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Friday, October 21, 2011

I love SU!

And I love how all of their colors coordinate...inks, papers, ribbons, accessories! It makes creating SO much easier! The only changes I've made to the above cards is the card base...swap one coordinating color out with another, and have a new look and feel!

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Whisper White CS, More Mustard CS and Classic Ink, Elegant Eggplant CS and Classic Ink, Garden Green CS and Classic Ink, 1/4" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), French Foliage Stamp Set.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Inkspirations Challenge #91

OMGoodness, I luuuuuurve this card! It turned out 98% differently than I originally planned, but 100% better than it was in my minds eye! Does that ever happen to guys? After distressing and adhering my DSP I decided it was too bland. So I ran it through my Big Shot with the Spider Web Embossing Folder, still bland-ish, so I rubbed my VersaMark on it and embossed it with the Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. Better, but suddenly? Suddenly I realized the sweet little pumpkins I planned to use as my image, didn't really fit. Hmm. Second look at Keesh's amazing Sketch and I saw it....SPIDER!!!! Those legs make my heart beat faster, and they're so simple to make. They are punched 4 times (thin slices) with the long edge of the Decorative Label Punch, and cut in half. Thanks Keesh for the fabby sketch at the Inkspirations Site which inspired this card!!!

Ingredients: (All SU! unless otherwise mentioned)
Basic Black CS, Retired Halloween DSP, Spider Web Embossing Folder, Iridescent Ice EP, VersaMark, Decorative Label Extra Large Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Googly eyes and sparkly black paper from my crafty stash.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

CASE-ing bought cards....

I received the top card from Big C's teacher a bit back, and it reminded me of a stamp set we have....French Foliage! I couldn't wait to make it into a Stampin' Up! version!

Ingredients: (All SU! unless otherwise mentioned)
Old Olive CS and Classic Ink, Pacific Point CS, Stampin' Write and Classic Ink, Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink, Stampin' Dimensionals, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Brayer, Color Spritzer Tool, French Foliage Stamp Set, Swirls and Curls Verses, gems from my crafty stash.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Artful*Inkers October Card Swaps, part 2

As promised, here are the final four card fronts swapped at my Artful*Inkers team meeting at the beginning of the month. Our swap theme this month was Halloween or Thanksgiving. I'm loving all of these cards!!!!

Created by Samantha, LOVE her use of the negative space for the moon!

Created by Joanna, her debossed spider web and fancy double punched "spooky" tag rock!

This prezzie was created by it ok to admit I ate all the M+M's before 10am today? Thanks Donna, loved your tag, the watercoloring AND the treats!

Created by Kim. I adore the strip of crimped Early Espresso at the bottom, and her altered Decorative Label Punch.

Thanks for peeking everyone, can't wait to share Novembers swaps as well!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Artful*Inkers October Card Swaps, part 1

Morning everyone! On Wednesday I showed my card for this months Artful*Inkers team swap (the theme was Halloween or Thanksgiving), and today I will show you 5 of my team mates cards. Come back Sunday to see the remaining 4! They are all SO fantabby!!!

Created by Diane. That Frightful Sight DSP is totally fun, and I love the choice of the "EEEK!" sentiment to go along with it!

Created by Sandra. I'm loving her color choice, and the gorgeous, warm Spice Cake DSP is making me want to cuddle up in front of a fire with a hot drink!

Created by Kirsha. So clever to use the punched out portion as a frame! Don't know why I haven't tried that before!!! Thanks Kirsha for opening my eyes!

Created by Dusty. I'm going to share her instructions for the candy simple, but another thing I hadn't thought of before! "For candy corn, I layered pieces of Very Vanilla and Daffodil Delight on 1 3/4" circle of mustard, then cut in half, then each piece in half again, making 8 pieces of corn out of each circle"

Created by Julie. I LOVE this stamp set, and love that she used the words and the postage label as I haven't inked those stamps up yet...I'm too focused on the gorgeous leaves! I'm determined to create with those stamps soon!

Thanks for peeking! Be sure to come back Sunday to see the rest!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Happy (Belated) Canadian Thanksgiving!

I'm a little late here, but thought I'd share anyway! These were my swap cards from my October Artful*Inkers Team meeting. This months theme was Thanksgiving or Halloween. Come on back Fri and I will be posting the the first group of swaps I received from my team mates!

Ingredients: (All SU!)
French Foliage Stamp Set, Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set, Cajun Craze Classic Ink and CS, More Mustard Classic Ink and CS, Whisper White CS, Chocolate Chip 5/8" Satin Ribbon and Classic Ink, Linen Thread and (retired) button, Simply Scored Tool.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Trick or Treat!

Hey all! I've been MIA for a bit...I've been creating, just not getting to the posting! I thought I'd start us back with this cutie little card I created over the weekend. (with a little help from my fam :o) My oldest bro, is in the States at school, so missed the Canadian Thanksgiving with us this past weekend. We all missed him, so wanted to send a fun card to let him know we were thinking of him. Do you see our finger prints made the bodies for these little spidies? Totally fun!

Ingredients: (All SU! unless otherwise mentioned)
Perfect Plum CS and DSP, Basic Black CS, Classic Ink and Stampin' Write, Tombo Glue, Googly Eyes, Words and glitter from my crafty stash. (finger prints courtesy my fam! ;o)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Getting Started (Artful Inkers Team Challenge), Day 3

Hiya friends! Have you checked out the past 2 days of posts? Be sure to do that, so you understand what today is all about! LOL! These are the last 5 cards to post, made by my Artful Inkers Teammates from our September 2011 card swap challenge. The outline of swap rules, and goals was recorded on my October 1st blog post, and the first 5 samples were posted yesterday. Hope you enjoy them all!
Created by Samantha
Created by Julie
Created by Diane
Created by Kirsha
Created by Kim

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Getting Started (Artful Inkers Team Challenge), Day 2

Good morning ladies! These cards were made by my Artful Inkers Teammates for our September 2011 Swap Challenge. Check out yesterdays post for the deets, and be sure to come back tomorrow to see the rest of the gorgeous creations!

Created by Wilma
Created by Dusty
Created by Deb
Created by Sandra
Created by Donna

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Getting Started Saying Thanks!

Hey friends! We had a really interesting challenge last month for my Artful Inkers team card swap. We were to take only one stamp set (which was later broadened to 2 to include a sentiment if needed), the colors from the Getting Started Collection in both card stock and classic ink, and create a card with only those items. No punches, no big shot, no bling, no nuthin'! Our goal was to come up with cards that anyone could create with just the Getting started Smooth Card Stock pack ($8.50, 2 sheets each of 8 1/2x11 Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Early Espresso and Basic Black as seen on pg 174 of the current Idea Book and Catalogue, #120954), and the Getting Started Classic Stampin' Spots ($26.95 for 1 ink spot, sized approx 1x1" in the following 11 colors Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Early Espresso and Basic Black as seen on pg 174 of the current Idea Book and Catalogue, #119979) and their choice of stamp set. This was my swap, and I did stick to a sentiment only set (Thank You Kindly, $16.95, pg 168 of the current Idea Book and Catalogue, #111700) which is one of my most used sets! Hope you enjoy and come back tomorrow and the next day, and I'll post 5 of my team members ideas per day, so you can see all the wonderful ideas YOU can make with these basic ingredients!

( always, if you want to order any of these items, contact me to place your order! :o)

Ingredients: (All SU!)
CS: Real Red, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
Classic Inks: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Adhesives: Snail, Stampin' Dimensionals