Showing posts with label Hope You Can Cling To. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hope You Can Cling To. Show all posts

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Barkday Bookmark

I made a bookmark for Tammie's Who Let the Dogs Out HYCCT challenge on Split Coast - to use a dog image (cancer patients and their families often have a 'ruff' day)

This is also for the SCS Queen for the Day, who is Glowbug - I cased her In the Garden bookmark.  I used a different stamp on the bookmark, brown instead of blue, and I added the dog stamp and birthday sentiment.

The dog and sentiment are from Paper Smooches.  The bookmark stamp and die are from Our Daily Bread Designs.

And finally this is also for the Cas-ual Friday challenge - to use Kraft.

My picture shows two bookmarks - one slipped on a page and the other taken off the page so you can see the full size. I kept it all flat so it wouldn't be bulky when in use!

Stamps: Bookmark birds - Our Daily Bread Designs, Dog and Happy Bark Day from Birthday Buddies - Paper Smooches
Paper: Kraft - Gina K Designs
Ink: Archival Coffee
Accessories: Scor Tape, Copic - E37, Circle Punch - SU, Bookmark die - Our Daily Bread Designs

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Leaf Kissing

For this fall card, I combined another HYCCT challenge - to use the stamp kissing technique with this week's sketch over at Split Coast. 

For my 'kissing' I used a solid leaf stamp and a gingham background stamp - both from Waltzingmouse.  First I inked up the leaf with Peanut Brittle - then I inked the gingham background stamp with one of the darker colors listed in my supplies below.  Then I 'kissed' or pressed the stamps together - and when I stamped the leaf on the cardstock - it had the gingham on it!

I used 3 different patterned papers from the DCWV Fall Stack for the panels. I sponged the leaf panel and the base panel with Ranger Distress Scattered Straw and added some rhinestones.

This busy sketch was a challenge for me as I'm more of a CAS girl at heart but I think I got it done!

Remember to check out Claire's blog - she's sneak peeking the Nov Waltzingmouse Release!  The Design Team will start their peeks on Tues Oct 30th so be sure to check back!

Stamps: Waktzingmouse - leaf and sentiment from Blessed by You, gingham from Gingham & Co
Paper: vintage Cream, dark chocolate - PTI, DP DCWV Fall Stack 2
Ink: Memento Peanut Brittle, Bamboo Leaves, Rhubarb Stalk, Versafine Olympic Green, Archival Coffee, Ranger Distress Scattered Straw
Accessories: rhinestones - Kaiser

Friday, October 26, 2012


Another two-for card from me today - I combined the SCS Featured Stamper challenge with one of the  Hope You Can Cling To challenges (we're sending our cards to MD Anderson Cancer Center all month!)

Marcie (Disaster) was the Featured Stamper - her gallery is FAR from a disaster! I was inspired by many of her cards but finally settled on her F4A84 card. I used different stamps and colors but the same underwater sub theme and design. My card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4

I cased that card because I wanted to use acetate for Bev's HYCCT challenge which was Clearly Hopeful - to use something clear on your card

I punched the windows out of the submarine and layered acetate behind them. I stamped the face, layered it to the card and adhered the sub over the face with foam tape. I also used clear green rhinestones.  These cutie pie stamps are from Half Pint Heroes from Waltzingmouse.

Be sure to check out Claire's blog for her daily sneak peeks for the November Waltzingmouse Release!  The Design Team will start their sneak peeks on October 30th and the new release will be on Nov 2nd!  You'll love her new sets!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Half Pint Heroes
Paper: Soft Stone, Ocean Tides, Clear Acetate - PTI, DP Salt Air Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics: R20, E00, E35, G21, T2, Circle punch - EK success, hole punches, foam tape, rhinestones - Kaiser

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Falling for Fall!

I made this card for Taylor's SCS Hope You can Cling To challenge  - Two Times - to use two of same thing but different....  I used two leaves: an oak and a maple, two colors: red and orange, and two different flourish stamps.

I just love how this came out, if I do say so myself!

My stamps are from Waltzingmouse - the leaves are from Blessed by You (which is a wonderful fall set!)  and the flourishes are from Flourishes - Scallops and Dots

Be sure to check out Claire's blog for sneak peeks of the November Waltzingmouse Release!  The Design Team will be starting to post our sneak peeks on October 30th.

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - leaves and sentiment from Blessed by You, flourishes from Flourishes and Dots.
Paper: Rustic Cream - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tangelo, Rhubarb Stalk
Accessories: foam tape

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Hi Birthday Girl!

A quick post tonight (I guess it's actually early morning now!)  - I'm working at my church fair Friday and Saturday - 2 friends and I sell our cards and stamped crafts at a table each year at our fair - so I had to sneak this card in before I dropped into bed.

Unfortunately, my desk top computer finally died after letting me know for several weeks that it was not well (!) - I was kind of hoping it would heal itself - but no such luck! I was in total denial -  so I'm on my laptop where my Photoshop program has suddenly gone wonky and I can't use my watermarks or see my pictures as thumbnails -  so I'm just about tearing my hair out at this point......

But I did get this card done (sans watermark!) I made it for 4 different challenges -

the Hope You Can Cling To challenge on Split Coast -  to make a pink birthday card
the Free 4 All Challenge on Split Coast - to make a card for the HYCCT challenge (see above!)
the Queen for the Day Challenge - Claudia is the queen and my design is loosely based on her pretty  Pink and Green Floral card 
the Cas-ual Friday challenge - over the edge (my balloon extends over the edge)

I used a new toy on my card - the photo frame die is from Jillian Vance Design
The little girl and Birthday girl sentiment are from My Balloon set by MFT.
The 'Hi!' is from Free Spirit Sentiments by Waltzingmouse.

Stamps: MFT - My Balloon set - girl and Birthday Girl Sentiment, Hi from Free Spirit Sentiments Set - Waltzingmouse
Paper: white,shimmery white, smokey Shadow, Text style bitty dot basics - PTI, DP Authentique 6x6 Collection/Common
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress weathered wood, Bundled sage
Accessories: Copics: E00, R32, R20, YR23, YR61, foam tape, satin roses - Joann's, circle punch - SU, glue dots, polaroid photo frame die - A Jillian Vance Design/Spellbinders

Friday, October 12, 2012

In Shape for Halloween!

I have two shaped cards for Halloween to share today.

For my first card, I used several different dies -  Tomb Stone Spellbinders Dies, the dangling spider by Memory Box and the fence by Tim Holtz Alterations.  I used colors for this week's Color Challenge over on Split Coast.  My circle BOO stamp is from the Midnight Feast set by Waltzingmouse.  The biggest tombstone is about 4 1/4" x 3 1/2" at it's largest points.
I made my BAT Card for one of the Hope You Can Cling to Challenges on SCS - Ship Shape - to make a shaped card.  I used Spellbinders Nested bats for the card, cucumber Glitter Thicker Letters for the boo! and rhinestones for the bat's eyes.  I placed the die with one corner slightly over the fold in the card stock so there would be a 'hinge' for the card.  You can see the spot at the top left on the bat below.
For the inside -  I die cut a smaller bat in white and stamped Happy Halloween from the Midnight Feast set by Waltzingmouse.  This card is 4 3/4" x 3" at its largest points.
Wouldn't these be fun cards to receive in the mail or with a Halloween treat??!!

Tombstone BOO!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Midnight Feast
Paper: Coredinations Distress Faded Jeans, More Mustard - SU, True Black - PTI
Ink: Memento Lilac Roses, Ranger Distress Faded Jeans
Accessories: Foam tape, rhinestone - Kaiser Craft, Fence Die - Tim Holtz Alterations, tombstone dies - Spellbinders, spider die - Memory Box 

 Bat Card
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Midnight Feast
Paper: Smokey Shadow - P TI
Ink:Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: rhinestones - Kaiser, Glitter Thicker Letters - American Crafts, nested bats - Spellbinders

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Two for Courage

Here are two more cards I've made for the SCS Hope You Can Cling To Challenges.  There is a new challenge each day for the month of October and we are sending our cards to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in TX for visitors and patients to use.

The challenge for these cards was Courage.  For my first card I used stamps from Back in the Saddle by Waltzingmouse.
For my second card I went with the Lion image of courage - cutting the card with a scallop circle like the lions mane and also stamping a lion image and this courage sentiment from Rubbernecker.  The crown is from the Tim Holtz Alterations Heart Wings die
I can only imagine what kind of courage the patients at the cancer center need to have to face the fight of their lives.  We're hoping our cards will give them a little support.

Cowboy Courage
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Back in the Saddle
Paper: Rustic Cream - PTI
Ink: Archival Coffee, Ranger Distress Frayed Burlap 

Lions Courage
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Sentiments/Courage, baby stuffed lion (no longer available)
Paper: Dark Chocolate, fine linen - PTI, gold - unknown
Ink: Archival Coffee, Ranger Distress Mustard Seed
Accessories: crown die - from Heart Wings by Tim Holtz Alterations, circle and big scallop circle Nestabilities, Copic E34.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Hang In There

Another card for The Hope You Can Cling to challenge which was to use strips of something (in reference to how woman have to 'strip' for their mamograms!) - I used 3 ribbons as strips.

I used this week's  MFT sketch
AND - The Ways to Use It Challenge on SCS was 'what are the odds' - to use an odd number of something - I have 3 ribbons, one boy, one rope, one branch, one sentiment, one circle - Odd enough??!!

I wanted to make a boy child card today to send to the Anderson Cancer Center - so I used this sweet boy swinging in the tree from MFT. And he only has a few tufts of hair - which some of them may identify with.
I die cut the image with a circle Nestie and sponged around the edges before taking it out of the die.

Thanks for dropping by today!  

I'll be back Saturday with a card for World Card Making Day!

Stamps: Tree Swing - MFT
Paper: White, Ocean Tides - PTI, DP Fine & Sunny Paper Pad Kaiser Craft
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass
Accessories: Ribbon - Amuse, Copics: B21, E11, E00, E19, YG11, YG03, YR24, R20, foam tape, circle and pinking circle Nestabilities, Modern Label Punch - SU

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Hope You Can Cling To - Cards for a Cause

I'm participating in the month long Hope You Can Cling To Challenges over on Split Coast - there is a challenge every day during October and we are sending our cards to UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in TX. Visitors can pick a card out of the baskets they have there to give to patients - and patients can take a card if they need to send one to someone.  I'll be sharing some of the cards I make here.

Lori's challenge was to make it 'For Kids Sakes'.  Waltzingmouse   has this great set called Half Pint Heroines with wonderful girl images and affirmative sentiments.   I colored this sweet little girl clutching her bunny with Copics and added this sentiment I thought would be quite appropriate for kids at Center.

Thanks for coming by today!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Half Pint Heroines
Paper: White, True Black, Berry Sorbet - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics - R32, R20, EOO, E33, E53, T2