Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Summer Wreath

For this wreath I chose yellow for the base and orange for the mat. The wreath is done in Memento Rich Cocoa, Dandelion, Cantaloupe and Potters Clay.
See you in a few days and hopefully life will calm down and I'll get some stamping time.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Spring Wreath

For the spring wreath I chose Beckett Expressions card stock in a soft blue for the base and soft green for the mat.
Wreath in Memento Rich Cocoa and the berries in Dandelion, Pear Tart and Bamboo Leaves all Memento.
Tomorrow is summer.

Friday, October 29, 2010

A Bronze and Copper Wreath

My friend Sandy turned me on to this gorgeous card stock from It's Stardreams Metallic and it comes in a terrific variety of colors.
I chose bronze for the base and copper for the mat. I stamped the wreath in Memento Rich Cocoa and the berries are done with Martha Stewart extra fine glitter in Fire Opal, Carnelian, Brownstone and Copper. Don't you just love glitter and shine.
Back tomorrow with a spring wreath.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Happy Fall

I needed to make five cards very quickly and this is what I came up with. I pulled out my Papertrey A Wreath for All Seasons set and got to work. I've been ignoring my Flower Soft so I thought I would kill two birds with one stone.
I used Papertrey's Fine Linen for my card base. I stamped the basic wreath onto Beckett Expressions white in Memento Rich Cocoa and then added the Autumn flower soft (I tried adding glitter to the flower soft but not very much stuck).
I matted with orange and mounted to the base.
I scored the lines and stamped the sentiment.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
P.S. I'll be away for a few days but I'll be posting four other cards I made with this same stamp set that gives a totally different feel.

Friday, October 15, 2010

A Simple Thanksgiving

When I got a chance to make some cards I pulled out my Papertrey Gobble Gobble set. I wanted to design a set that I could make very quickly and this is what I came up with.
First of all I just stamped directly onto the card base and I kept the stamping to a minimum. I stamped the turkey's body first then masked it and stamped the feathers. The masking was simply onto a post-it note, making sure that I had the feet on the sticky part, than cutting it out. For the feathers I used the Memento tear drop pads in Cantaloupe and Potters Clay. I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of orange textured paper and cut it out with a Nestabilities ribbon tag and used some ribbon from my stash. Last but not least I stamped the acorn across the bottom with Memento Desert Sand.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thank You Gina K

While Gina K was incapacitated with a detached retina older videos were run on StampTV. This sparked my imagination and I really wanted to make cards using this technique. It's called Inking a CuttleBug folder and it is such a simple technique but it gives the card such impact.
It can be subtle or vibrant depending on the design and colors used. I needed to make some Thanksgiving cards and thought it would be such an easy fast card to make. Well I suppose it would be if I was less math challenged. I'm not sure why but when I get and idea of how I want a card to look and then have to figure out mats and layers I get totally discombobulated. For this card I new that I wanted to have several layers and I fumbled around looking at card stock to get my colors (this was of course after I had made the CuttleBug layer) and settled for a soft green and brown on Papertrey's Fine Linen as my card base. I used Memento's Tangelo to color the embossing folder. Since I had a few spots that didn't cover well and one pumpkin that got some color I had to get into the 'what do I do now' mode. I put the sentiment from Papertrey's Gobble Gobble set over the missing color then tapped in some Memento Potters Clay on each of the pumpkins. A little ribbon from my stash and I was done. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
P.S. I can't believe I went almost 2 weeks without making a card, and my desk is still a mess lol.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

My Desk Before

I've started cleaning up my craft area but I wanted to show you a before. Ugh!!!
I went and picked up some storage baskets and I'm having my husband make me some holders for ribbons which I'll show you later.
Right now I'm getting ready to leave and meet my friend Sandy to pick up some paper that she ordered for me and then I'll go to church but I will be coming home to a basement full of guys watching the Michigan State-Michigan game Go MSU.
I won't be able to get anything done today or tomorrow since we are taking the convertible and going on a color tour drive. This is the season I love most in Michigan, these crisp fall days that show the colors so vibrantly. Love it.
Hope you all have a great weekend.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Why I'm Not Posting

Part of the reason is that we are in the process of having a new roof put on. The photo shows the nest that was found in our attic when the roofers were tearing off the existing shingles.
Wow, we never hear anything up there but then we weren't listening for anything either. Between all the normal noises and Eddie's barking I'm not sure we would have heard any noises anyway.
Needless to say I'm glad the guys hauled it out of there and not me.
Bruce has gone to play golf and I thought I could make some cards today but I have to clean house (really I have to clean up my desk). That is going to be a big job and who knows what I'll find. Hope you have a great day.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Gina K Sunflower

I've gotten into the habit that when I make cards I'll do two or three or even four of the same image, but different cards, at a time. It seems so much easier to fill up my stash of cards that way. I find it almost impossible to make identical cards, I just have to vary colors or papers or something.
For this card I did the same image as yesterdays but, to me, it gives a very different feeling. The colors of the paper are lighter and more feminine.
I stamped the small sunflower using Memento Cantaloupe and flat back pearls and ribbon from my stash.
The StampTV kit came with some wonderful ribbon but I have other cards in mind for using them.
I'll be gone for a few days visiting my new Great-nephew so I won't have any cards to post for awhile. The day after I get back (next Monday) we'll be getting a new roof put on. Oh the mess and noise.
Hope you all have a good weekend and thanks for stopping by.