Showing posts with label Stampin Up. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stampin Up. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Cardz 4 Guyz - Numbered Birthday

It's another Tuesday in August - and I'm back for my 2nd week as Guest Designer for the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge.  This week we are to make a masculine Numbered Birthday Card.
I made mine for DH Kent - this is how old he will be on his next birthday in January 2016 -  I hope I remember where I hide this so I can give it to him then!!   I just love the bold look of the oversized numbers - they are dies from Papertrey Ink.  The background is stamped with Spooky Tree from Waltzingmouse. The two sentiment stamps are from Inkadinkado Bird Assortment.
I used my long forgotten Owl punch from Stampin Up for the cute little critter and the Small Gothic Window die from Poppy Stamps. I sponged Ranger Distress Broken China ink over the edges of the piece inside the window frame.  The heart and eyes on the owl are popped up on foam dots.
I die cut the Alterations Small Easel out of kraft card stock and adhered it onto the back of my card  panel so it can be displayed nicely on a shelf or windowsill!

I hope you'll join us this week - and link up your Numbered Birthday masculine creation!  Who do you know that is having a special numbered birthday??  You'll find all the details and more inspiration from the Design Team over at the Cardz 4 Guyz blog!

I'm also linking my card to:

Stamps:  Spooky Tree - Waltzingmouse, Bird Assortment - Inkadinkado.
Paper:  White, Vintage Cream Linen, Dard Chocolate, True Black, Pure Poppy, Rustic Cream - PTI, patterned paper - [email protected] Simple Stories.
Ink:  Dark Chocolate and True Black - PTI, Ranger Distress Broken China
Accessories:  Extra large 2 step Owl Punch - SU, Number Dies - PTI, Small Gothic Window Die - Poppy Stamps, Lead the Way Arrows - MFT, Small Easel die - Tim Holtz/Alterations.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Fusion Challenge - May 7th

Welcome to the latest Fusion Challenge -  we have a light and airy, frilly and girly inspiration photo for you today as well as a lovely sketch!  You always have two weeks to play at the Fusion Challenges!
I was going to do something with a little manikin die I have -  but in the end, just used the colors from the photo and 'sort of' used the sketch and, in the process,  added a pretty anniversary card to my stash. 
I used my new Layered Banner Die from PTI using white and brushed silver card stock for the two pieces, a text stamp from Text It from Waltzingmouse, and a mixed font sentiment from the Love is Like a Tree set from Sweet N Sassy.  I also used one of my favorite embossing folders, Square Lattice, from SU on the yellow panel.  I sponged the white text panel with Ranger Distress Antique Linen.  The glittery enamel dots are from My Minds Eye.

Can't wait to see how you interpret this lovely Fusion Challenge!   You will find lots of beautiful inspiration from my fellow teamies as well as the details for the challenge, along with Mr. Linky, at the Fusion Challenge blog!

Stamps:  Text It - Waltzingmouse, Love is like a Tree - Sweet N Sassy
Paper:  White, Lemon Tart - PTI, Brushed Silver - SU
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Accessories:  Layered Banner Die - PTI, Enamel Dots - My Minds Eye, Square Lattice Embossing Folder - SU, foam dots.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Guest Designing for Festive Friday!!

I was thrilled beyond words when I got an e-mail from Ardyth asking if I'd like to be Guest DT for this week's Festive Friday Challenge -  I quickly replied a resounding "YES  - I'd LOVE to!"   So here I am -- with my card for this week's Festive Friday Inspiration photo - isn't this a wonderful Christmas scene??!  
This is how Christmas looks in New England where I live. (accept for the once in a while years when we don't have snow - which is SO depressing!!)
I knew right away - that I'd pull out my Papertrey Ink stamp set and die - Enjoy the Ride to create my card..  
And then I went searching for my old SU set Loads of Love Accessories (that goes with the cute pick up truck from Loads of Love)  I've sold most of my SU sets on Ebay -  but I knew I had kept this one - and the presents and dogs stamps (that go in the bed of the truck) were the perfect scale for the VW!   And don't worry  - the dogs are not driving -  this is the back window of the car!! 
I stamped the dogs right in the car window - using a sticky note along the bottom to be sure it didn't stamp outside the car. I colored 2 of them with a tan Copic and colored their noses with a Spica black pen so they have a little sparkle (like a dogs wet nose!) I stamped the presents on white card stock, cut them out and colored them with a red Copic.  The wreath, berries and tiny snowflakes (see one just above my name on the pic above?!) are stamps from Twas the Night Before Christmas by Waltzingmouse.  I stamped the wreath and berries, cut around the outside edges and punched a hole out of the middle.  I stamped the snowflakes in Distress Antique Linen randomly on the snowy field and in the sky - very subtle!  I also sponged the edges of each piece and the background panel with the Antique Linen. 

The trees and rocks are a red rubber stamp called Lakeside Reflections from StampScapes - I stamped it 3 times to fill the background panel (and I only inked the top half as the bottom half shows a reflection in the lake!).  Then I layered the car onto the panel, the presents on the roof and the wreath on the back of the car with foam dots.   I added red enamel dots over the lights on the car and finally stamped the Merry Christmas from Nutcracker Sweet by Waltzingmouse along the top.

I hope the challenge photo inspires you to make a Christmas Card in August and get ahead of the holiday rush when December rolls around!!  I already have a box full of cards ready to send out because I participate in the Festive Friday challenges!
Please check out all of the lovely Design Team's inspiration over at Festive Friday - and I hope to see your card linked up there.
 You have until Midnight EST on Wed 8/13 to link up!

And thank you to Ardyth and all the DT ladies from Festive Friday for allowing me to join you as Guest DT for this week's challenge!

Stamps:  Twas the Night Before Christmas and Nutcracker Sweet - Waltzingmouse; Enjoy the Ride - Papertrey Ink; Loads of Love Accessories - Stampin' Up; Lakeside Reflections - StampScapes.
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Antique Linen, Memento London Fog, Archival Red Geranium, Tree Bark and Fern Green.
Accessories:  Copics E31, R05, foam dots, Circle Punch - EK Success, Spica Black Pen, enamel dots - home made from Perler beads, car die - Enjoy the Ride/PTI.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Stamping after Raking

I spent two hours this morning raking up all the leaves, branches and other debris left on our lawn from this never ending winter!  I was out early (8:30 am) and it was in the 40's and sunny and the birds were singing - and I was getting good exercise - so I was happy to be out there - I always feel good when the yard looks nicely 'combed'!  By the time I decided to stop and come in before I dropped dead - the sky had clouded over and a few hours later it began to rain.

So, to reward myself for my hard work - I spent the rest of the morning and afternoon in my craft room (Yay!) trying to get some challenges done before the deadlines.  I made 5 cards - two that I will share today.

Someone at work asked me if I could make a boy Christening card for them.  I only have one set of stamps with sentiments specifically for Baptism -  Special Blessings from Stampin' Up - so those are the stamps I used.  The blue papers are Bazzill and Coredinations so there is a nice texture on both and I embossed the white panel.
My design was inspired by this weeks Freshly Made Sketch 
Sketches are SO helpful to jump start my creative process.  Sometimes I just don't know where to start and a Sketch shows me how.
My 2nd card is a Get Well card.  I used water color paper for the top panel so it has nice texture as does the colored papers I used for the flowers and stem.
I die cut a Nestability square out of the front panel, popped that frame panel up on the card base with foam tape, then layered my die cut pieces on the cut out and adhered that inside the frame.  My stamps and dies are Petals 'N Posies from Reverse Confetti.  I love how the little dot centers look when you just stamp them on the background - like splatter only controlled!! LOL!! (when I 'splatter' it usually doesn't do what I want it to do!)
I'm entering this card in 3 challenges:

House of Cards - add a button
 Reverse Confetti  March Color Challenge - Yellow, Green and Navy

Baptism Card
Stamps:  Special Blessings - SU
Paper:  white - PTI, dark blue - Coredinations, light blue - Bazzill
Ink:  Watering Can - Archival
Accessories:  Spring Rain Saddle Stitched Ribbon - PTI, Caribben Blend sequins - Avery Elle, Square Lattice Embossing Folder - SU, tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, word window punch - SU, foam dots, ScorTape.

Wishing You Well
Stamps:  Petals 'N Posies - Reverse Confetti
Paper:  White - PTI, water color white - Ranger, Green - Coredinations, butter yellow - Bazzill Basics, blue - Prismatics
Ink:  Ranger Distress Mustard Seed and Chipped Sapphire
Accessories:  dies - Petals 'N Posies - Reverse Confetti, square Nestability, foam dots, Glue N Seal - Ranger, vintage button - PTI

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Santa Owl in a Knit Vest

I have a fun little card to share today.   I dug out my little Stampin'Up Owl punch and made him a Santa for Christmas!  I hand drew and cut his hat and popped it on his head with foam dots and perched him on a piece of mistletoe.  The lovely mistletoe and 'Mwah' sentiment are from Waltzingmouse Festive Foliage.
My card was inspired by many challenges this week.
I used my owl for the Merry Monday Challenge
I used red and white on my Santa Owl  for the Fusion Challenge - inspired by the photo
And my owl is wearing a home made knit sweater vest with a heart on it.  The heart is from Nordic Winter from Waltzingmouse.
for the Cas-ology Challenge - Cue Card KNIT
I haven't put any sentiment inside my card yet -  I may use it as a Thank You note or it could work for a winter birthday!

Stamps:  Festive Foliage, Nordic Winter - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  white, blueberry sky, simply chartreuse, pure poppy, true black - PTI, DP [email protected]  Simple Stories.
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Peeled Paint, Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Accessories:  foam dots, extra large 2 step owl punch - SU

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

She Art - I am perfect just the way I am.

 I am so excited to share with you today - my She Art creation!   I've been eyeing Christy Tomlinson's on line video classes for quite some time - and a few weeks ago she had a half price sale - and I jumped at it!  (sorry the sale is now over!)  You can read about her She Art here

The focus of this particular class of Christy's  is on the 'She' - promoting self worth and self affirmation, self love and acceptance of who you are -  all in the context of learning techniques for using all kinds of mixed media!

There is so much 'stuff' on my creation - I'm just going to show you close ups and then list the supplies at the bottom!  There are 3 weeks of classes with the She Art Workshop that you just go into and watch at your own pace - you have a year to access them on line - so I have two more "she's" to go - designing the 'she' a little differently in each class and learning more mixed media techniques.  I'll share those when I've completed them!
I was nervous about getting her hair to look good -  but with Christy's instructions I was able to do it!
I used some roller wheel stamps that I've had from Stampin'Up for YEARS sitting in a drawer - so happy to have a use for them -  see the stars above -  that's from one of them.  Christy loves using the roller stamps.  The text under her dress in the right corner below is another one.  You put stuff on and then it seems you cover most of it up with whatever you do next!  But you can always add something on again as well!
I also used rub ons - see the little white lace at the bottom of the dress - and you can see one at the neck of the dress above  as well.  Below you can see the red where I sprayed the Pomegranate Glimmer Mist.
I used a 9"x12" canvas for my She Art - Christy favors 6"x12 - but Michaels didn't carry that size - you can really use any size you want and just adjust your 'She'!  You don't even have to use a canvas - you can create on a journal page or just card stock.
 I'm really thrilled with my first attempt at such a grand mixed media project!  I highly recommend any of Christy's workshops!

I hope you can stop by tomorrow -  I will be posting Day 1 of the Waltzingmouse August Release Sneak Peeks!   You won't want to miss it!

Stamps:  Text and Stars roller stamps - SU, Sentiment words - Dylusions The Right Words, Fishnet background distressed grid - Cornish Heritage Farms.
Paper:  Paper dolls collage paper - Pink Paislee and Tim Holtz Ideology Tissue Wrap Terminology (as a base on the canvas adhered with Mod Podge), dress - Scarlet Letter/Basic Grey,  text page from a book for head, arms and legs.
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Frayed Burlap - used on sides and edges and over raised circles.
Accessories:  Stencils - Concentric Circles/MFT,  Liquitex light modeling paste, Matt Mod Podge, acrylic paints - School Bus Yellow/Folk Art, Summer Haze/Martha Stewart, skin flesh tone/Ceramcoat,, Burnt Sienna/Galleria (for hair),   Tattered Angel Pomegranate glimmer mist, Sharpie fine tip pen - for outlining and doodling, Glue and Seal/Ranger, crocheted flower from stash, blue brad from stash, Doodle Art Stitches Rubons/Christy Tomlinson, heart rhinestones - Michaels, foam flower - Taylored Expressions, Perfect Pearl Mist - Ranger.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Dr. Owl

I made this card for the featured stamper challenge over on Split Coast - I was inspired by silli's  owl card

I needed to make a card for one of the doctors that I work for who's birthday is Monday. I used my SU owl punch and created a stethoscope (using the SU small and large oval punches) to hang around his neck. His vest is a teal blue - the color of our hospital logo.  I always try to think of a medical theme for the things I make for the doctors!
I made the tree by embossing a piece of brown card stock with the Sizzix woodgrain embossing folder and cutting it to the shape of a tree trunk. I punched a circle in the tree for the owl's nest.  I embossed the card base with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder from SU.  The leaf stem is an older Sizzix die. I used the SU Modern Label punch for the sentiment.

Here's what I stamped on the inside:

Stamps: It's Your Birthday -Woot Woot set Casual Fridays Stamps,  Have a Hoot of a day - Wise Owl set - Papertrey Ink
Paper: white, true black, fine linen, simply chartreuse - PTI, close to cocoa, Pacific Point , brushed silver- SU, brown Bazzill,
Ink: Ranger Distress Peeled Paint, Archival Coffee
Accessories: woodgrain emb folder - Sizzix, square lattice emb folder -SU, circle punch, modern label punch, owl punch - SU, leaf stem die - Sizzix, large and small oval punch - SU, 1/4" circle punch - Fiskars

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Creations by AR New Template Release - Goody Basket

Hi everyone!  I'm happy to welcome you to Adela's 2nd February Template Release.  Today the Design Team is using the sweet Goody Basket Template to inspire you!   And we're having a blog hop so you might win this template for yourself.  See how at the end of my post!  The basket measures 3.25"w x 2.25"d x 4.25"h.

I used the template to make two very different style baskets - first a fun one that would be great for a fanciful birthday party!
I used an old Sizzix Bare Tree die for my owl to sit on. (I don't think they make this tree die anymore -  but Tim Holtz has a great one that would work just as well)  I cut the trunk off of it and just adhered the branches to the basket handle.  The sentiment is from Wise Owl by PTI
The cute little owl is a punch from SU
Back view - the woodgrain card stock is from Amuse
Side view
For my second basket - I went formal - using brushed silver and gold card stock from SU, and lace and netting from my stash.  (the netting was wrapped around some flowers given to me at some time in the past - I knew I'd need it someday!)  My sentiment on this is for an engagement favor - but  with different stamps it could easily be used for a wedding shower, wedding, or special anniversary! 

The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse.  I die cut it with Spellbinders Fancy Tags 2

I just knotted the netting through the handle and let it flow on each side.  Back view - you can see how nicely the liner piece of the template finishes off the inside of the box -  Adela thinks of everything!
Side view kind of obscured by the netting!
So - in review -  2 creations using Adela's new Goody Basket Template - one elegant
 and one fanciful!
I hope you have been inspired by my creations for this sweet little Goody Basket Template - All of Adela's templates come in PDF, SVG and DXF formats.  This lovely template is available in the shop here.

You can win a PRIZE!!: The Goody Basket Template


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Owl Basket
Stamps:  Have a hoot - from Wise Owl - PTI, 
Paper: Vintage Cream, pure poppy - PTI, browns - Bazzill, woodgrain - Amuse, polka dots - dark chocolate Pattern Pack - PTI
Ink:  Archival Coffee
Accessories:  glue pen, scor tape, Extra Large 2 step Owl punch - SU, bare tree die - Sizzix, tiny twinkles - Taylored Expressions, foam tape, Silhouette Cameo.  Goody Basket Template -Creations by AR

Engagement Basket
Stamps: On your engagement from Big Day Additions - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  white - PTI, Brushed Silver and Brushed Gold - SU
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  foam tape, Scor Tape, lace and netting from stash, Fancy Tags 2 - Spellbinders, heart rhinestones and gold pearls - Michaels, Silhouette Cameo.  Goody Basket Template - Creations by AR

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A Snowman Valentine

Ok - so I've waved goodbye to Christmas, Welcomed in 2013 and am already saying 'hello' to Valentine's Day!

We had a fun Queen for the Day challenge last week over on Split Coast - Trisha posted a list of all the Queens for 2012 with the date they were queen - and we were to CASE a card from the Queen closest to our birthday!  My talented stamping friend Peggy (pegmac71) was queen the day after my birthday last year.

I cased her adorable Top Note Snowman card First, because it is SO totally CUTE - and second because she sent it to me for Christmas!

I needed to change some things - so I made mine a snowman Valentine - using red and pink papers, clear heart gems for the pupils in the eyes and sparkly hearts for the hat and nose!  The sentiment is from a lovely new Valentine set called My Heart from Waltzingmouse.  I embossed the hat with the Square Lattice Emb folder from SU.
 AND I got my chalk out for the light dusting on the cheeks - my tray of chalk hasn't seen the light of day in years! I must remember to use them for coloring images! I also used my Top Note die from Stampin'Up - which I used ALL the time when I finally purchased it (after holding out for quite a while!) but hadn't used lately at all.

I know we don't necessarily think of snow being associated with Valentines -  but Valentine's Day does occur in February when we often have snow on the ground (depending on what part of the world you live in).   Here are a few free vintage images I found on line

So there you go -  snow/winter and Valentine's Day! 

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - My Heart
Paper: white, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, True Black, Sweet Blush - PTI, glitter paper - Michaels
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: pink chalk, glue pen, Top Note Die - SU, Small oval punch - SU, small heart punch - McGillo, large heart punch - EK Success, 1/4" and 1/8" punches - Fiskars, 1/2" circle punch McGill, square lattice embossing folder - SU, clear heart gems -Michaels

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Roses of Sympathy

I made this card for Saturday's Inspiration Challenge over on Split Coast - I was inspired by this lovely Rose Paper by Julie Comstock.

It reminded me of this rose paper I had by Authentique - although it doesn't have a blue background

Unfortunately, I was needing to replenish my stash of Sympathy cards - so that is the sentiment I used on my card.  It was such a clean and simple design - I made 4 of them while I had all the supplies out on my work table!

I used Mega Mat Stack dies from PTI and a scallop punch from SU.  The framed floral paper die cut is adhered over the striped paper with foam tape.

DH and I are spending time in the yard raking again today -  hopefully for the last time this fall !!!

Stamps: Stampin Up - Close as a Memory
Paper: Vintage Cream, Smokey Shadow - PTI, DP Authentique Bundle Collection - Uncommon
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: foam tape, Mega Stack 3 Dies - PTI, scallop edge punch - SU