Monday, October 31, 2011

Brown delivers!

....every time....on time!

UPS Halloween Costume 2011

I'd open my front door to this guy! ;)  Happy Halloweeeeeeeeen to all!  Be safe out there!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Citrus Orange

Hi all!  If you are celebrating Halloween, how are all the festivities coming along?  It's been keeping me busy with the little one and I'm thoroughly exhausted...it's not even trick or treating night yet and I'm tired...lol.  Anyhoo, I was able to make a whole bunch of cards today and here is one I can show:
your love fills my heart with joy

This flower is from this HA/Sizzix set called Floral!  So many fun flower stamps and dies in this set....you know me and flowers!  I couldn't find a bold enough orange-colored ink for the flower, so I decided to get some markers and color directly on the stamp.  Worked much better!  It's truly the orange tone that I wanted. 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Magnolia Mini

I've been playing with lots of digi lately and I wanted to make a little mini card with this pretty flower from Hero Arts' Magnolia DigiKit:

Magnolia

It's only 3" x 4" and I wanted the flower to be the focus on the card.  I used mainly pastels such as purple, baby pink, and key lime pie green. The flower is a mixture of orange and pink, with a touch of lavender.

Off and running. See you all later!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

'Tis the season...

 Hey all, last night I got to play around with some of the new Hero Arts/Sizzix Stamps and Framelit die sets.  Oh my, sooo much fun, think I need them all now!

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These babies cut beautifully in my C-Bug, so no worries if you don't have a Big Shot or such.  It was addicting, I kept stamping this FLOWER in all different colors and cutting away. Have no idea what type of card I'll be making with these flowers, but I'll use them soon.
 
After these were all cut, I decided to actually make a Christmas card with this super fun Hero Arts set called Christmas Reindeer:

Merry Merry1

Lots going on here, some embossing of the snowflakes, sponged with TH's Tumbled Glass ink.  A lot of coloring, trimming, and I added tons of diamond stickles for the snow.  I also cut up my sentiment, yes!  I love to cut up my clear stamps and mix and match. That's it for today!  See u.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Kissing Penguins

These two guys make me smile.  You can get this digi stamp called "Kissing Penguins" HERE:

Christmas Love

Super fun to color and I added a very simple sentiment from Hero Arts. Hope you're having a wonderful Tuesday!  Make it a good one!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pink and Grey

I love pink and grey together, how about you?  There's just something about it, a subtle, soft look that I like:

I love you

That grey scallop is not a die, a sticker, or a chipboard....it's a Martha Stewart Drink Coaster...I thought, why not, let's put it on the card and see how it looks.  Funny thing is, I don't even use coasters in my house for glasses, I guess I like them more for crafting. :)  Pretty straighforward design.

See you!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Ribbon Wrap

A new card share...I love playing with ribbon and sometimes I run out of ideas as to what to do with a ribbon besides tie it, twist it and fold in loops....so now I'm currently liking the idea of 'wrapping' it all the way around a tag:

Mom

I just took a variety of color coordinated trims and wrapped them around a simple tag....then added the tag to the card.

The sweet die-cut butterflies were a gift from Lin!  Thanks, Lin!  Enjoy!

hello!

A sweet little card for my day:

hello tree

I've used this digi tree image from Pink Cat Studio before and wanted to use it again.  I used up some leftover My Mind's Eye papers that had some cute birds on it too to complete the look.

Thanks for peeking.

Monday, October 10, 2011

A fun Family Album

I always used to have excuses for not making more albums - mini albums especially.  Excuses like, "Oh, they take too long!"  or,  "I just simply don't have the time."  But awhile back I made my first ever mini album and it was just too fun!  Now, I'm ADDICTED to the smaller ones!  Here is my 2nd album that turned out to be a total of 12 pages:

Family Mini Album Cover

I will not show all the pages, too many photos, so I will just show a few:

Family Pages 2 and 3

For the shape of the album, I made by tracing a flower shaped box from Making Memories.  Each page has a circular element in the middle of the 'flower' and each photo is trimmed within a circle as well:

Family Pages 4 and 5

What I love most about 'mini' is just keeping it simple, no need to overwhelm the look, just a few of your fav photos, patterned papers or stamps, some die-cuts, chipboards and stickers.  Fun stuff!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Way up North!

It's getting close to Christmas, can you believe it?  Although we are getting sunshine all next week here, I've already had to wear a sweater, jacket and use an umbrella once this past week...crazy, hah?  So thought I'd share some x-mas cards now that the colder season starts to pinch us. :)  I can't get enough of these two guys, they are sooo cute:

Playing in the snow

The set is called Way Up North by Lizzie Anne Designs,  and now you may purchase all of your favorite Lizzie Anne stamps through Gourmet Rubber Stamps Company...go check it out!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Monochromatic Blues

Sometimes, when I get around to it, I actually mail out my cards, yikes!  Often times, my cards pile up and just sit there, but I am glad I was able to get this card mailed:

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The challenge was to use only one color, plus white, and see what I could come up with.  Very little stamping, but I LOVE the patterned papers from My Mind's Eye!

See you!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

friend

My card for today, a little vintage-y?

Friend Vintage

See the HUGE pearls?  I normally like working with tiny pearls, but sometimes the bigger shaped ones come in handy.  These pretty oval shaped pearls are from Making Memories Bravissimo collection!   The fun papers are CC and the lace trim is Hero Arts.  The 'friend' sentiment is PTI, and I used my deco edge punch for the two sides of the card.

Cheers! Have a great day!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

August and September Publications

Hey all! I thought I'd pop in real quick before I leave today, to share some cards that were published in the August and September 2011 issue of CARDS Magazine.

This one was for a Money Holder category:
(Photo Credit - CARDS/Northridge Publishing).
Sept Pub1


A Grandparent's category:
(Photo Credit - CARDS/Northridge Publishing).
Sept Pub2


You can probably guess which category this one is:
(Photo Credit - CARDS/Northridge Publishing).
Sept Pub3


And Woodland Animals:
(Photo Credit - CARDS/Northridge Publishing).
Aug Pub

I'm off to visit my family, so I won't be crafting today, but I hope you will all get in some fun, inky time for WCMD!  Enjoy!