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I love crafting, especially rubber stamping. Most weekends I can be found surrounded by paper, rubber stamps and ink.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

I love the "center step" cards that I see around blog land, but I have never tried making one. . .until this weekend. I looked up the instructions on Splitcoast and gave it a try. Not hard at all with the right kind of trimmer to make the slits.

Here is my version using one of my favorite Christmas sets, Snow Much Fun. The image is stamped on watercolor paper and colored with my aqua painter.

I participate in a craft group and we meet once a month as time allows for everyone. We had a get together on Saturday and I showed everyone how to make one. A good time was had by all.

Stamps: Snow Much Fun set by Stampin' Up
Card stock: SU watercolor paper, SU old olive, early expresso and whisper white
Patterned paper: SU Letters From Santa DSP
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, SU old olive, marina mist, ridding hood red, bashful blue, pumpkin pie and basic black
Other: classic and scalloped oval Nesties, Kaiser red pearls, SU stitched felt snowflake and mitten, SU rhinestone, SU aqua painter, Stickles, the Big Shot and dimensionals

Thanks for looking in today,

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Good Friendships

It's late Sunday evening and the end of another weekend. I hope you all had a good one. Today, I had the chance to make a couple cards. The one I'm showing you in this post I made using Jen's Deconstructed Sketch #24 and a new stamp that the mail man brought me this past week with my latest MFT order.

I pulled out my October Key Ingredients kit from Taylored Expressions for most of the papers and embellishments. I was looking for fall colors to use and these papers work well. The paper on the top part of the card is the reverse side of the paper on the bottom.  I inked the recessed side of an embossing folder with some red Color Box chalk ink before running through my Big Shot. For the oval with the image, I inked the raised side with rust Color Box chalk ink before running through. Such a fun look and a great way to add more dimension to the project. The heart is paper pieced, as you can see.

I've missed a few FTR challenges over at Linda's Catered Crop blog. I checked out the recipe, and the fall colors "ingredient" is what I started with when planning this card. Additional added "ingredients," patterned papers, Copic markers, thread, ribbon, paper piecing, sewing, die cuts, Autumn/Fall theme, and I'm ready to play along.

Here's wishing you all a wonderful week ahead. Thanks for looking in,


Stamps: Heart Felt by Claire Keay/My Favorite Things
Card stock: Hillary and choice buttercream from Taylored Expressions
Patterned paper: Farmhouse by Crate Paper
Ink: Memento rich cocoa, Color Box chalk in red and rust, Copics
Other: Flowers EF, classic and scalloped oval Nesties, mum flower and flower brad from October KI kit, sewing machine, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

Thursday, October 20, 2011

More Halloween Cards - More Sketch Challenges

Happy Thursday evening all,

One more day of the work week. It's been a busy one for me and I'm looking forward to getting together with my monthly craft group on Saturday for some crafty fun and good food. In the mean time. . .

I have a couple more Halloween cards to share tonight. The first one uses October's SFYTT layout. The stamps are from Taylored Expressions, one of the new Halloween sets released this year. I love this old Victorian mansion stamp. I made the windows bright and shinny with yellow Stickles. I suppose a rockin' party is going on inside.

Stamps: Fangtastic set by Taylored Expressions
Card stock: light and dark purple, green, black and choice snow white from Taylored Expressions
Patterned papers: Happy Halloween by Echo Park
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics, SU gray, sahara sand and craft white (sponged on the clouds)
Other: spider web ribbon by TE, TE cloud die, SU punch, yellow Stickles, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

Card number two is for Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch # 139.

Stamps: Fangtastic set by Taylored Expressions
Card stock: TE light purple
Patterned papers: Eerie collection by Basic Gray
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics, Spica black glitter pen
Other: TE pennant die, TE small and medium scalloped border dies, Kaiser green and purple rhinestones, SU circle punch, TE sparkly green ribbon, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

Thanks for looking in,

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Witching You . . .

A Happy Halloween.

Sorry for my absence these past few weeks. I was away from home for a few weekends in a row, so no stamping time. However, this past weekend, I did get to indulge and got quite a few Halloween cards made.

This card uses a new TE set called Moka Tabitha, along with a few stamps from the TE set called Celebrate Life. The papers and most supplies are from the September Key Ingredients kit. The sketch is the current DS23 sketch.

Stamps: Moka Tabitha set and Celebrate Life set by Taylored Expressions
Cardstock: TE saltillo, beeswax and choice buttercream
Patterned papers: Campfire by October Afternoon
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics, and SU Cajun Craze and More Mustard
Other: ribbon, ric-rak, and buttons from TE September KI kit, Spica clear glitter pen, Die-namics faux crochet border die, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

Thanks so much for looking,