Friday, August 28, 2009

Another fall card.

I did another card with a similar layout to one I posted earlier in the week. This card uses the Autumn Days stamp set as well as Peaceful Wishes from Stampin'Up! The card base is soft suede and the main image is stamped on sahara sand card stock. The small leaves are stamped in red riding hood on whisper white paper, then cut out and added with dimensionals. I added the leaves after the jute twine was tied onto the card.

Have a great weekend!
Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

More fall cards.

This set has always been a favorite to water color but I thought I might try it with prismacolors on kraft card stock, and I love the look. All three of the images and the sentiment are from the Give Thanks set from Stampin'Up! The apples are my favorite, they are paired with the 5/8' grosgrain ribbon also Stampin'Up! The bottom corners of the card are also rounded, it seemed to suit the images. This is an easy and quick, clean and simple card!

This card is the basket of leaves and the leaf cluster images from the set. The ribbon is the 5/8" chocolate chip grosgrain, also Stampin'Up!

This card is done with the sunflower image from the set. The ribbon is the polka dotted crushed curry, with the dotted side down. This set is retired but you could get a similar look from other sets in the catalog, such as Harvest Home ( pg. 26 of the current Stampin'Up! catalog )and Gifts of the Earth and Autumn Splendor sets coming out September 1st in the new Holiday Mini Catalog.

Thanks for looking!

Clean and Simple cards!

I made these cards for the clean and simple design team search. The challenges looked fun! This one fits all three challenges. There was a color challenge, shades of brown with a bit of red, a sketch challenge, and a theme challenge, I did autumn.
The main image is from Stampin'Up! retired Give Thanks set. It is one of my favorites to water color. I cut out the bucket and apples, and mounted them on dimensionals. The leaves from the Autumn Days set were stamped in soft suede on the soft suede card base. The Happy Thanksgiving sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set. I finished the card off with some jute cord which has some red glass beads on it.

This card I did up quickly because I had another bucket I had water colored. The sketch layout is from a previous CAS challenge. This card is for the Autumn theme. The card stock is kraft, the red paper is designer paper which I also stamped the leaves and the sentiment onto. The main image is done on water color paper. The leaves on the background were stamped in versa mark on the kraft card stock. The ribbon is mellow moss grosgrain. ( All supplies Stampin'Up!)

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Blog Award!

I have won a blog award! Thank-you to Laurie for nominating me! Check out her blog here:

It's so fun to get awards..thanks!
Especially since I am so new at this it is really nice to know someone likes what they see here! I love to see all of the creative blogs out there too so this means a lot thank-you Laurie!

Here are the things I need to do for the in award:1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.3. Link the person who nominated you for this award.4. Name seven things about yourself that people might find interesting.5. Nominate seven Kreativ Bloggers.6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate.7. Leave comments on all seven blogs letting them know you nominated them.

Here are seven things that you may find interesting.

1. I love my creative time each day, whether it is in my work as an interior designer, Stampin'Up! demonstrator, stamping, scrapbooking or teaching art in my kids' classes at school!
2. I am a soccer mom!
3. I am a hockey mom!
4. I am a swim team mom!
5. I am a baseball mom!
6. I grew up and used to live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, but now live in Sacramento, California... love it!
7. I miss Canada too!!!!

Here are some creative blogs I would like to nominate!


Have fun looking at all the creativity!


Sunday, August 2, 2009

Embrace life!

I made this card for the inspiration challenge today at Splitcoast. This was my inspiration:
The main card is pink pirouette card stock with kiwi kiss, and water color paper. The stamp set is Embrace Life. I water colored it with pretty in pink, old olive, kiwi kiss, and melon mamba. I cut out the two main flowers and added pink rhinestone brads to the centers.

Thanks for looking!

Stampin'Up! retired sets for sale!

Anyone looking for some retired Stampin'Up! sets have a look at the link for the sets I have for sale newly posted!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Winter in August?

I wanted to do the weekend sketch challenge yesterday (WSC91), and I happened to have the new simple snowflake punch on my desk so this was my starting point for the sketch which called for a large circle embellishment, and that led to the stamp set, Winter Post. The card is made from kraft card stock stamped in soft suede. The cuttlebug snowflakes are on very vanilla, and the skaters are on watercolor paper. The simple snowflake was stamped in pretty in pink onto pink pirouette card stock, and then punched out. The button is from Basic Grey and the ribbon is the pink taffeta, tied with linen thread. The bottom strip is rich razzleberry stamped with white craft ink.

Thanks for looking!