Showing posts with label Free 4 All Friday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Free 4 All Friday. Show all posts

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Two Cards from the Sea

I have two cards to share today -  both made with backgrounds created using the Oxidized Shaving Cream technique - discovered by Lydia over at Splitcoaststampers.  She used it as the technique for the Mix Ability challenge on Friday.  You will find her YouTube video here

So here's the first card I made for Lydia's challenge.  I kind of covered up my lovely shaving cream background by stenciling this wonderful sea turtle from Stencil Girls over it using black embossing paste - but he looks perfect swimming in the ocean I created - along with 3 little schools of fish (the Friday Free 4 All challenge at SCS was back to school!)   The fish and sentiment are from S'Whale stamps and die sets from Ellen Hutson.
I'm linking my Sea Turtle card to:

Sun Sea and Sand

Back to School

 So then today's Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers was a nail polish website, OPI - and I chose this Marbled Waves manicure for my inspiration.  
I had made several backgrounds from the shaving cream technique so I used another one on this card!  You get to see more of the lovely background since I just did some stamping over it - the hilarious sentiment is from Impression Obsession and the mermaid tail is from Inner Mermaid from Ellen Hutson.  I die cut the panel with Pierced Feature Frames die from PTI (my favorite framing dies at the moment!)
 Hope you are all having a lovely weekend -  we are having intermittent sun and showers at the moment - but it's a hot summer's day!

Tortoise card
Stamps:  S'Whale - Ellen Hutson
Paper: white - PTI
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, Ranger Distress Peacock Feather, Ranger Distress Reinkers Peacock Feathers, Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters
Accessories:  Turtle stencil #S417 Daley - Stencil Girl, Black Embossing Paste - Wendy Vecchi, shaving cream, paper plate, foam dots, S'Whale Dies - Ellen Hutson

Mermaid card
Stamps:  If your thighs touch - Impression Obession, Inner Mermaid - Ellen Hutson
Paper:  white - PTI
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, Ranger Distress Reinkers Peacock Feathers, Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters
Accessories:  Pierced Feature Frames Die - PTI, shaving cream, paper plate, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions

Friday, July 6, 2018

Wrapped up Birthday

I'm sharing a CAS Birthday card today.
I used a fun technique I just learned over at Splitcoaststampers for the Free 4 All challenge - Cling Wrap Rubber Stamping.   You use silhouette (solid) stamps, ink them up, press a slightly wrinkled piece of cling (Saran) wrap over the inked stamp, remove the cling and stamp the image!  As you can see - each stamp comes out with a different design on it!
I used Watercolor Wonder stamps from PTI for the color splashes.  The sentiment is from Think Big Favorites #12 Stamp Set and I die cut the card base using Noted: Scalloped A2 Die set.

Here is a video showing the technique by Heidi

I'm linking my card to:

They are celebrating their 400th challenge and there are lots of prizes to be won!

I used the toppings - sequins

Stamps: Watercolor Wonder, Think Big Favorites #12 Stamp Set - PTI
Paper:  white - PTI
Ink:  True Black, Orange Zest, Hibiscus Burst, Green Parakeet - PTI
Accessories: Saran Wrap, Flower Sequins, Tombow Glue, Noted: Scalloped A2 die - PTI

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Kentucky Derby Florals

I have a birthday card to share today - and I'm SO happy with how it came out!
I had made the background piece for a card I made last week - I had taken a panel of water color paper and pounced it on my craft mat where I had rubbed Carved Pumpkin Distress ink spritzed with water. After drying the panel I pounced it into Mermaid Lagoon on the craft mat also spritzed with water and then dried that.  

I laid the Happy Flowers Stencil from Stamplorations over the panel and sponged over it with Ripe Persimmon Distress ink.

I die cut the BIRTHDAY, layered it onto the panel and stamped HAPPY.

My card design was inspired by the following challenges:
Splitcoaststampers Free 4 All Challenge
Be inspired by the Kentucky Derby - I was inspired by the flowers all the ladies wear on their hats!

Splitcoaststampers Mix Ability Challenge
Keep It Simple -  use 2 layers and at least 2 Mixed Media 
(I smooshed ink and used a stencil and a die cut)

Bold Bloom - Mixed Media Style

Stamps: Never Enough Birthday - PTI
Paper: Tropical Teal, white - PTI, watercolor paper - Canson
Ink:  Ranger Distress Ripe Persimmon, Carved Pumpkin and Mermaid Lagoon; Tropical Teal - PTI
Accessories:  Happy Flowers Stencil - Stamplorations, Happy Birthday Combo Die - Poppy Stamps, craft mat, water mister.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sharing a few Cards!

Just wanted to share a few cards that I've made in the past few days for various challenges over at Splitcoaststampers!

This card was made for the Inspiration Challenge. 
I was inspired by this Ceramic Tree Bowl on Audrie's My New House Idea Pinterest board.
Loll gifted me the die for this lovely tree (thank you Loll!) that I cut out of Kraft Core Coredinations paper and sanded a bit to distress it. I popped it up on the Soft Stone panel cut with a stitched edge rectangle die from Lil Inker to try and make shadows like on the bowl.
I stamped this lovely sentiment from a stamp set by my friend Alison Bomber for PaperArtsy using Cocoa Bean Ink and layered it all to a white card base.

  I made these cute pumpkin place settings (or decorations) for this week's Try a New Technique challenge - 3D pumpkin placecards! (you can find the tutorial on SCS  here if you are a member)
 I made my pumpkins 2" so I used 6 pieces of DP for each pumpkin, measuring 1/2" x 6" each. I used ScorTape to adhere the strip ends.
I adhered my pumpkins to die cut leaves that were adhered to grunge board to make them sturdy. I used Kraft Core paper for the leaves and sanded them so some of the kraft showed through.

I made the stem of my pumpkins out of short pieces of real cinnamon sticks and knotted three pieces of green twine around the stems. The words are Big Chat Stickers that I layered to brown card and adhered to the stems with my hot glue gun.

My last card was made for several challenges at SCS, the Ways to Use It Challenge - to use a light house, the Free 4 All challenge to use an encouraging sentiment, and the Featured Stamper who was Sue this week, and I CASED  this lovely light house card in her gallery.

I made my background by rubbing Broken China Distress ink and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink on my craft mat, spritzed with water and then dragged a panel of watercolor paper though the inks, drying, re-dragging through the inks, drying - until I was happy with how it looked.

Then I cut a piece of computer paper with a wavy line (I actually have a paper cutter that does that!) and laid the mask along the bottom of my panel and sponged with Walnut Stain Distress to create the darker layer of earth - moved the mask up a little and sponged again with Frayed Burlap Distress ink to make a lighter layer of earth.

I die cut and stamped the light house, sponged one side with Frayed Burlap and layered it over the panel with foam dots. I stamped the birds and sentiment directly onto the panel.
and I wanted to share a 2nd card I made just like the one above but used MultiMedia Paper instead of Watercolor paper for the panel - and used a mix of different blue Distress and Oxide inks - every time you make a background with this technique it comes out differently!
A group at my church sends out cards to the elderly at home and I thought these cards would work well for that purpose.
I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend!
Trees are Poems
Stamps: PaperArtsy Eclectica3 - EAB01
Paper: White, Soft Stone - PTI, tan Kraft Core Coredinations
Ink:Cocoa Bean - PTI
Accessories:Tree die - gift from Loll, Stitched Mat Rectangles - Lil Inker Designs, foam dots, mini sander 

Paper:DP-Text Style Autumn Abundunce - PTI, Kraft Core Coredinations green and orange, grunge board - Ranger, Dark Chocolate - PTI
Accessories: mini sander, Tattered Leaves Die - Tim Holtz/Alterations, Glue Gun, Tombow Glue, Scortape, Big Chat Stickers - Idea-ology, Peapod Twine - The Twinery, Cinnamon sticks 

I am the Light
Stamps: Guiding Lights, Light of Life - PTI
Paper:Arches watercolor paper, white, True Black - PTI
Ink:True Black, Soft Stone - PTI, Ranger Distess Broken China, Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap, Ranger Distress Oxide Salty Ocean
Accessories:Guiding Lights Dies - PTI, non stick craft mat, water mister, foam dots.

Saturday, December 19, 2015


Luckily, I am done with my Christmas cards for this year - all posted and on their way - but two friends and I are having a Christmas sale at my church on Sunday - so I realized I needed to make a few more cards along with some Christmas crafts which I'll post later this week.
I die cut this Alterations Globe out of shiny gold cardstock - the US and Canada look a little burnished in the photo but it's just the light - IRL, it looks all gold!  The peace is a die from Holiday Words - Script by Alterations.   I had to cut the edges off of the world a little to fit on the panel - the globe measures exactly 4 1/4" and would have covered the whole card front.....
.....which would have been ok accept I was designed my card based on the Freshly Made Sketch
 This is also for Fridays Splitcoaststampers - Free 4 All challenge -   One Word Wonder 
I have a busy Saturday coming up -  a hair cut, an eye exam, and babysitting from 6 pm - 11 pm!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Starting School and Thinking of You

 There was a fun Mix-Ability Challenge over on Split Coast last Friday -  Drip, Drip, Drip -  to drip water over an inked or colored panel for your background.  I made two cards - a bright colorful one and a softer tone one.

First up is the colorful one - that I combined with the other Friday challenge on SCS - Free 4 All which was to use the primary colors of red, yellow and blue.

I made the background by sponging Ranger Distress inks over a white panel - then I dripped drops of water on the background using an eye dropper.  I didn't want the water to run, I wanted just drops on this one - so I patted a paper towel over the panel to absorb the water.

My 3 year old grandnephew, Landon, is going to start pre-school one day a week this month so I thought I'd send him this card.  I think he'll love seeing himself on the card - I hope he is just as happy his first day of school!  I cut out this picture of him and popped it up on the panel with foam tape.  I made the sentiment with my Brother P-Touch Label maker.
For my 2nd card - I again made a background by sponging a white panel with ink and then dripping water on it using an eye dropper.  This time I wanted the water to run as I was trying to make it look like this photo below.  This is a wall paper sold at Eskayel - a web store that was our inspiration for the IC challenge on Split Coast on Saturday.
And here's my card:
I cut the panel with Labels 18 Nestabilities.  The flowers are layered over the panel, some with foam tape. I used a beautiful flower set I just purchased, Fresh Cut Florals, and the coordinating dies from W Plus 9
I love how this came out!

Starting School
Paper: white, true black - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress - Salty Ocean, Festive Berries, Squeezed Lemonade
Accessories: foam dots, photo, Brother P-Touch Label Maker, water, eye dropper 

Inspired Thinking of You
Stamps: Fresh Cut Florals - WPlus9
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress Stormy Sky, Victorian Velvet, Milled Lavender, Archival Jet Black
Accessories: Labels 18 Nestabilities, Fresh Cut Florals dies - WPlus9, water, waterdropper, paper towel, foam dots

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Let It Snow!!! (well, maybe not quite yet!!)

Today I have a little wintertime Snowwoman card to share.  I made this for two challenges over on Split Coast -  the Queen for the Day challenge and the Free For All Challenge.

After looking through Queen Sue's (Mrs Noofy) gallery of lovely creations I decided to CASE her Frosty Card  Things I changed: I didn't dry emboss (accept for scoring a frame) and I used a snow woman ( Miranda is her name!) and snow flake stamps from Rubbernecker instead.

I used Stickles for the snow beneath Miranda and embossed my snowflake with a shimmery Moon Glow EP that  qualified my card for the Free for All challenge to add some glitter.

I popped up the snow flake and sentiment on foam tape and used a few Copics to color up Miranda a little bit.

I love seeing all the sweet snowmen and women on the wintery cards people are posting - but I'm happy to keep the snow on the cards for a while!  We haven't even gotten all the leaves raked up around our house yet!

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Miranda, Snow Flake, Let It Snow
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark
Accessories: Copics: BG10, B45, YR04, E31, Moon Glow Embossing Powder Angel Wing/Sapphire, Stickles - Crystal Ice, Scor Pal, small oval punch - SU, foam tape

Friday, July 20, 2012


What a great word huh?  the combination of chill and relax - it really gives you the feeling of summer and taking it easy!  I made this card combining 3 challenges over on Split Coast  - Thursday's Way to Use it - a beach theme, Friday's Free for All -  a weather theme  and the Queen for the Day - who was Ina (yellowrose46)

I cased Ina's beautiful Sailing into the Sunset card.  I used different stamps and colors but kept the ocean/summer theme with a bright sun rise over the water on a hot summer day!

These wonderful stamps are from a new set called My Island by Waltzingmouse.

I embossed a rectangle on the card base, stamped the images on white with blue, yellow and orange inks and adhered the panel inside the frame with foam tape. Then I stamped the 'chillax' sentiment on the bottom of the card.  A CAS summer beach card!

Yippee!  the weekend is here!  Maybe we'll go to the beach!  Let's all just chillax!

And in case you're looking for a fun challenge -  check out the Saturday Waltzingmouse Sketch.

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - My Island  
Paper: white, Hawaiian Shores - PTI  
Ink: Hawaiian Shores - PTI, Memento Tangelo, Cantaloupe, Tuxedo Black  
Accessories: foam tape, rectangle Nestabilities

Friday, June 8, 2012

Summer Sand Castle

A little early or wishful thinking perhaps (!?) to have a sand castle card here in Massachusetts.
This is for a few challenges -  The Split Coast Ways to Use It Challenge - to use banners (flying high from my castle spire!) , the Split Coast Free 4 All challenge - to machine or die cut instead of hand cutting (this castle is from the Silhouette shape store)

And finally this is for the Raise the Bar Challenge #107 -  for June, July and August - you have the whole month to link your card - the theme for June is Summer!  Hence the sand castle.

I have a couple of projects posted over at the Pouch Mart Blog - I'd love if you'd check it out and leave a comment!

Stamps: Summer & vacation sentiments $1 stamp set from Michaels  
Paper: Hawaiian shores - PTI, Close to Cocoa - SU  
Ink: Archival ink - Coffee  
Accessories: Nested pennants - Spellbinders, Scor Pal, Sand Castle cut with Silhouette Machine

Monday, March 26, 2012

A Bird Bath in the Garden

Since we've been having 80 degree weather in March here in Massachusetts - it seems perfectly normal to make a card with a summertime birdbath in it!!

This pretty little birdbath is a digi image called Birdie Bathtime from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  I cut the image with a rectangle Nestability sponging the edges with Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters before removing the image from the die.  Then I colored the image with Copics.  The pretty papers are Amy Butler by K& Co and the wave border is a die from MFT.  My sentiment is a rub on by Stampin' Up.

This card was made for the following challenges:

Raise the Bar RTB97  In the Garden - to use an image of something you would see in a garden.
SCS Ways to Use It Challenge - to use Rub Ons
SCS Queen for the Day - Korin was this weeks queen and I cased this card of hers.
SCS Free 4 All challenge - to use 3 or more of something -  I used 8 rhinestones!
Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy - Digi Image Birdie Bathtime
Paper: White, Ocean Tides - PTI, DP Amy Butler Designer Mat Pad - K&Co
Ink: Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters
Accessories: Copics - BG32, B00, E59, E35, E33, YG95, Y38, Rub Ons - Hidden Garden/SU, rhinestones - Bazill Basics, aqua mist saddle stitched ribbon - PTI, catch a wave die - MFT, rectangle Nestability

Friday, March 2, 2012

Mojo Sweet Blue Birthday!

I made this card for two challenges today -  The Free 4 All  over on Split Coast was to use mostly blue and flowers -  and the sketch is from Mojo Monday.

My sentiment is from one of the newly released sets from Waltzingmouse called Compact Sentiments.  The flowers are from a Stampin' Up punch and the Monarch Border die is from MFT.

I used my 1/4" hole punch for the black centers of the flowers - adding a silver pearl to each. One of the flowers is popped up on foam tape and I curled all the petals up a bit with my fingers.
 A short post for me today -  I've been home sick all week with a terrible cough and chest cold - which despite having seen the doctor and taking prescription and over-the-counter medicines - still seems to persist!

So I get up and do a little something -  then drop back into the reclining chair - I can't lie down in bed or I'll have coughing fits!   I hear this is going around a lot.   I can't remember ever being this sick with a cold.   

I'd appreciate your 'get well prayers"!!  

If you are looking for some fun weekend challenges don't forget about these:

Also later this month: 

on 3/10  Lynn will post the WMS March Christmas Card Challenge in the WMS forum
on 3/17  the WMS Blog Party -  see all the details here.  This months theme is St. Pats/Irish/Green

Happy Weekend everyone!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Compact Sentiments
Paper:  White, True Black, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  foam tape, 1/4" hole punch - Fiskars, 3 flower punch - SU, Monarch Border die - MFT, glue pen, silver pearls - Michaels

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Time Together - A Little Treat Box

What a FUN free 4 all challenge over at Split Coast yesterday  - 6" of fun - in this sweet little box!  It starts as a 6"x6" piece of paper - and when it's all folded up the base is 2" square.  Here are views of the side and back:

and here is how it looks opened up!
I'm hosting Thanksgiving with my family this year so I've been thinking about what I might have at each person's place at the table - and this will be it!  You can fit 2-3 Hershey Kisses inside or maybe a handful of nuts!

The pattern and instructions for this sweet thing are here in the SCS forums.   This is Wendy's pattern for a 6"x6" piece of patterned paper or card stock.  The top flap is a piece 4" x 2" and you use a piece of velcro to hold it closed.

and here are Wendy's instructions:

It uses one 6 x 6 inch piece of cardstock, scored in thirds tic-tac-toe style, at 2 and 4 inches, so its overall size is approximately two inches.  It actually works best with patterned paper, as it is not a s thick as cardstock, and folds much cleaner and easier.

All of the horizontal and vertical lines are folded peak-style, while the diagonal score lines are folded valley style. Add a 2"x4" piece of patterned paper, folded at 2" along the 4" side and adhere to back of box. I used a Velcro dot to close the box.

My sentiment stamp from the Butterflies are Free set by Rubbernecker is perfect for Thanksgiving - don't you think?? That's what Thanksgiving is all about - spending time together!

Now I just have to make 7 more - glad I'm not hosting a bigger crowd!! Although these do work up quickly once you figure out the 'hill' and 'valley' folds!!

You will find all sorts of variations of this cute little box in the Split Coast Free 4 All challenge gallery here.

Oh -  and it's Saturday -   don't forget to check out the Waltzingmouse Saturday Sketch!

Stamps: Rubbernecker - sentiment from Butterflies are Free set #538
Paper: dark chocolate, rustic cream, Textstyle Turning a New Leaf - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Ranger Distress Tea Dye
Accessories: Rhinestones - Kaiser, 2" circle punch & 1 3/4" circle punch - EK Success, velcro - Staples

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

August Waltzingmouse SOAP - Day 2 - Long Birthday Wishes

Welcome to the 2nd Day of the Waltzingmouse Stamp of Approval Parade (SOAP)!

I appreciate the lovely comments you left for me yesterday!  Today I've chosen to highlignt the wonderful birthday/wedding/anytime you need a cake set Eat Cake!

I'm also entering this in the following challenges:

The Free 4 All challenge on Split coast - to make a CAS card.
The Cas-ual Friday Challenge to create a CAS card 4" x 9" (I don't think I've ever made a card this long!!)
The Play Date Cafe Challenge to use coral, petal pink and antique gold.
I used a Wonky Rectangle Nestability to cut the cake panel (get it- cut the cake?!?!) and a Labels 18 to cut the gold panel behind it.  I adhered the cake panel with foam tape to give it a little dimension.

I just love the swag background stamp that comes with this set -  I stamped it at the top and bottom of my patterned paper.  I colored in the flames with a yellow Sakua Glaze pen but I don't think you can see it in the photo.
Please continue viewing the parade on each of the Design Team blogs listed here to see which stamps they are highlighting today - and I hope you'll stop by again tomorrow for Day 3!

Anya Schrier
Claire Brennan
Jennifer Holmes
Julia Aston
Kate Whelan
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynn Mercurio
Mona Pendleton
Sandie Dunne
Sarah Martina Parker
Tosha Leyendekker 

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Eat Cake
Paper:  White, Textstyle Bitty Star Basics - PTI, Blush Blossom - SU, gold - name on label says Cardand Made in England (purchased at craft store)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Cameo Coral - SU, Color Box Pigment Gold
Accessories:  Wonky Rectangles and Labels 18 Nestabilities, foam tape, yellow glaze pen - Sakura

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Watches and a Tenor Saxaphone!

Today I have two more cards to share with you using newly released  Rubbernecker Stamps.

I made this first card for the Free 4 All challenge over on Split Coast last week - to use lots of layers!  I've got 4 layers of card stock - a layer of patterned paper, a layer of 3 watches and my sentiment! All tied up with twine!

My stamps are from Rubbernecker and my sketch is the Clean +  Simple Sketch #138  Click on any pic to see it larger.

I created my second card for my dear friend Anne who was chosen the Queen for the Day over on Split Coast last week so I couldn't let the day go by without honoring her by casing one of her lovely cards!  and, of course, I just HAD to pick a red one (Anne's favorite color)! Here's the card I chose to CASE (copy and share).

I used a saxaphone on my card instead of a guitar and red designer paper instead of cardstock. Again - these stamps are from Rubbernecker.  My card is 5 1/2" x 3" so it still fits in a regular A2 envelope.

I have also been wanting to try Joan's technique challenge from a few weeks ago - follow the edge where you cut around the edge of your image on the front of your card revealing the inside of the card behind it.

Dave over at Rubbernecker stamps has been releasing new stamps for the past two months - so be sure to check them out too see what's new!

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Watch Set 3 #534-03, Petite Word Set #2000
Paper: Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, Ocean Tides, New Leaf - PTI, DP Webster's Pages Petite Papers Ladies & Gents & Trendsetters
Ink: Ranger Distress - Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans, Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Accessories: twine - PTI, foam tape, rectangle nestabilities, blending tool & non stick craft mat - Ranger

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Instruments #533, Sentiment Garden Phrase Set #508

Paper: White - PTI DP Webster Pages/Ladies & Gents, Trendsetters
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: foam tape, oval nestabilities

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Fill this Day with Joy

What a relief! Last Friday's Free 4 All challenge on Split Coast was to make a birthday card - no holiday cards allowed!

I pulled out my long neglected Everyday Button Bits set by PTI and made a fun little hot air balloon scene. I seem to be on a roll of dry embossing frames with my nesties lately. I just love this look!

I masked the edges of my scene with Eclipse tape after stamping the landscape and balloons and then sponged in the sky.

The image panel is up on foam tape. I thought this sentiment would be quite uplifting for the birthday girl/boy! Inside I stamped 'sending birthday wishes' from the same stamp set.

If you are new to my blog, you can see my tutorial on how I dry embossed my frame on this blog post.

If you celebrate - I hope your preparations are now all complete and you are enjoying the blessedness as we celebrate the gift of Jesus' birth!

ETA: check out the PSA Stamp Camp blog for some holiday table creations I made.

Stamps: Everyday Button Bits - Papertrey Ink
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: Memento - tuxedo black, desert sand, rich cocoa, potters clay, Ranger Distress - Peeled paint, weathered wood
Accessories: square nestabilities, vintage buttons & narrow silk ribbon - PTI, Eclipse tape (for masking), glue dots, blender tool - Ranger,

Friday, November 26, 2010

Fresh Baked, Cute as Pie and Pumpkins!

Happy day after the feast dear stampers! I wasn't sure I'd be stamping today -but then I got inspired by two challenges - you know how that goes I'm sure!!

The Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger and the Free 4 All Split Coast challenge were both food related! (go figure!)

this cookie is the Tuesday Trigger

and the Free 4 all challenge was to make something with a yummy food theme!

So here's my gingerbread snowflake tag to go with my yummy gingerbread snowflake cookie!

To make my tag, I used a store bought tag from Staples. I ran two ink pads over my nonstick craft mat, spritzed it with water, then dragged my tag over the mat to pick up the watery colors.

Next I stamped the text over the tag which blurred a little because the tag was damp. Then I spritzed it again with a mixture of water and gold Perfect Pearls and dryed it a little with my hot gun.

I cut my snowflakes from felt and shimmery card stock and assembled as you see here. I stamped the perfect sentiment and layered it over the snowflake with a foam dimensional. Then I just tied the wrinkled seam binding through the hole in the tag.

The perfect tag for a gift of one or a dozen cookies!

And I just had to share - here's my sweet little grandnephew, Landon, sleeping in my arms yesterday at my sister's house!

And here are three little pumpkins I made and brought to Thanksgiving for the table.
I found a video on how to make them here. I found it 2 years ago and finally made them! They are really easy and look SO cute don't you think??Thanks so much for stopping by during your busy day today! Remember to come back tomorrow to check out the Saturday Waltzingmouse Sketch!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Text It & Half Baked
Paper: tag - Stamples, Vintage Cream - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress Mustard Seed, Tea Dye, Brushed Corduroy
Accessories: Create a Snow Flake - Spellbinders, felt - Michaels, Foam dimensionals, scor tape, wrinkled seam tape, mini mister, Blending tool, nonstick craft mat - Ranger, gold perfect pearls, Mini Mister - Ranger.

Friday, September 24, 2010

You Make the Grade

Happy Friday dear friends!! Isn't it great to have the weekend ahead of us?!
I'm so excited to finally be using my MFT Pure Innocence school girl. I have 5 different Pure Innocence stamps and this is the first one I've inked up! - what's with that??!!

I made my card today for 2 challenges - the Free 4 All Friday over at Split Coast that was to use scallops and the Shabby Tearoom challenge where we were to be inspired by this picture.

I paper pieced my little school girl's outfit and embossed the blackboard sentiment with white embossing powder. I colored the rest of the image with Copics. My flower is cut with a PTI flower die and I used a Labels 3 Nestability to cut the image. Everything is sponged with Ranger Distress Tea Dye ink.

Tomorrow Kent and I are going on a boat cruise on the Essex River with the Adult Fellowship Group at my church. It's supposed to be in the 80's and sunny so it should be a wonderful day on the water! Then we're all going to Woodman's, a locally famous seafood restaurant for supper - should I get fried clams or boiled lobster?!?!? or maybe scallops...... baked scrod....... fried shrimp.....????? There's nothing better than fresh seafood from New England! Yum!

I'll be back tomorrow with my Saturday Waltzingmouse Sketch card - hope to see you then!

Stamps: My Favorite Things - Pure Innocence - You Make the Grade.

Paper: Bazzil Irish Eyes, Ocean Tides - PTI, DP Cosmo Cricket/Girl Friday, October Afternoon/Thrift Shop-Still in the Box.

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Tea Dye

Accessories: distresser, flower die - PTI, foam dimensionals, glue dots, hot gun, white embossing powder, spiral punch & scallop punch - SU, adhesive paper ribbon - K& Company, Labels 3 Nestabilities, Ink applicator - Inkssentials Ranger, brad, basic grey, Copics: B45, E19, E33, E35, E34, YR21, E51, 100, circle punch.