Wednesday, October 28, 2020

October 28, 2020 Anything Goes

 This final week of October over at The House that Stamps Built  is one of my favorite (although not my most favorite) as well as creative people who meet our challenge for ANYTHING GOES.  

Since it was so close to Halloween - I decided to go with a Halloween theme card.  I don't send out a lot of Halloween cards, to the great grands, and my chemo buddies.  I have a die that is so versatile, made by Paws itively so I decided to fill the little squares with just the jack-o-latern faces.  I used:

2325-C Bad Intentions   2328-C Happy  and 2329-C Goofy and in bottom rectangle I used 2308-C Bats and 2316-G BOO .


I had a small black cat sequin in my sequin stash and then used black and orange enamel dots to finish off the card.  I had some bright Halloween strip paper that I used for my background, and I totally used up the one little piece that I had been saving, so that 12 x 12 piece is totally gone.  

 Now it is your turn to make a card or project using the challenge of Anything Goes So many possibilities on this challenge.  You have a full month to enter our challenge.  You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps you will have two chances to win a $25 gift certificate towards stamps. Now it is your turn to make a card using the challenge of  Anything Goes -  and  as you can see there are a lot of possibilities for this challenge.  You have a full month to enter our challenge to win.  You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps but if you do you will be entered twice for the drawing of a $25 gift certificate to Repeat Impressions. 


If you look on my right side bar I also have a discounted coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now why not take a look at our DT Rock Stars for inspiration and to get you started. 

 Joy   Donna   Heather   Laurie   and Patti



Tuesday, October 27, 2020

October 27, 2020 Brightly Shining

 We are almost ready to turn the calendar over to November.  Despite the challenges of this year - I often wonder "where has the time gone"?  I want to share with you a few more of my Christmas cards from the new October release of Technique Junkies Stamps - what a fun collection this is, I was able to really get a great start on my Christmas cards.

For my first two cards I used  Brightly Shining this stamp is a "stand alone stamp" as you will see below:




For the first card I used a pretty star die as a mask and blended yellow distress oxide ink lightly around the star mask so as to cast a glow.  I used blue distress oxides inks to cover the remaining card.  In the middle of the star, using my stamp positioner, I stamped my focal image in navy blue ink.  Using star punches in various sizes I used glitter cardstock  to punch out my stars and blued them around my image.   Note the rounded corners, the punch not only rounded the corner but punched out a little star.  

For the second card I used a label die to stamp my focal image - embossed with silver tinsel embossing powder.  Love the sparkle.  I went around the edge of the label using a Krylon silver pen.   Going to my stash I had some pretty card stock with tiny stars which I used for my base card.  I popped up the focal image just to add a bit of interest.  


 

I used Misty Trees and O Christmas Tree for this card.  After stamping and clear embossing  my image  I "found" my gelatos and with a finger I spread the purple color over the entire area, - I was so happy with the way it turned out.  Using one of the sentiments I stamped in black versa-mark ink and choose to put the sentiment at an angle.  A pretty little white/silver bow and card was complete.

  


Using Wise Men, and Cloud Edger Stencil I made the final card.  I die cut a very pretty delicate frame.
I masked off the edges of my frame  and with  blending brushes I blended blue, purple and yellow distress oxide inks to make the background.  I then splattered some water to give some added interest, then stamped my image in black versa-fine ink.  

You can use the discount below by entering TJ10Shirley you can add this beautiful stamp to your Christmas collection. 




Wednesday, October 21, 2020

October 21, 2020 Photo Inspiration

Our challenge this week over at The House that Stamps Built,  is photo inspiration, a challenge that I simply used to dread, but not so much anymore.   Here is the photo from which we were to get our inspiration"

And here is my card:

I like to keep a couple of sympathy cards on hand - as when you are in a push to make them it just seems like a daunting task.  For this card I choose to use

I sponged on my distress oxide colors first - in colors to match the photo inspiration.  I stamped some 4522-G Calm Water to make some quiet ripples in the water.  I then stamped my focal image and then decided I wanted 3412-C Gulls in the left side.  and my sentiment on the right side.  I think this scene protraits a scene of peace crossing.

    Now it is your turn to make a card or project using the challenge of Photo Inspiration So many possibilities on this challenge.  You have a full month to enter our challenge.  You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps you will have two chances to win a $25 gift certificate towards stamps. 

If you look on my right side bar I also have a discounted coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.
Now why not take a look at our DT Rock Stars for inspiration

 Joy   Donna   Heather   Laurie     and Pat  


Friday, October 16, 2020

Take it Easy

 Good Morning on this brisk fall morning.  This is a good day to sit inside and read a good book.




I always seem to need masculine cards - and I never think I have the "right" stamp to make man cards.  The other day I was looking through my seldom used stamps and found this set (I think maybe Hero Arts).  I made a fall card using the pretty SU fall plaid papers and while I had the stamps out decided to make a more winter or holiday style - again using the pretty SU plaids.  I used two different lamps - and note the lamp is on the left side of the chair for reading.  I have a gentleman in Canadas that I send "senior buddy" cards to - he is 90 and loves to read so the first card is going in the mail to him next week  


Wednesday, October 14, 2020

October 14, 2020 Tic Tac Toe

 This is one of my favorite monthly challenges over at The House that Stamps Built.

And that is the Tic Tac Toe Challenge:  here is the board we had to choose from:


and here is my card:


I went with the black cat, gate fold, and embossing.  My first thought was Halloween but as I was looking through my cat stamps I thought Christmas instead.  I stamped 2001-M Peaceful Observation and the sentiment to go with is 6518-D Silent Wonder.  I colored the image with copic markers and then decided to add some nighttime sky to the window panes.  (Should have thought of the first), then for the snow flakes I used my white pen.  I used a gold gel pen around the panes, ad added a bit of Wink of Stella on the cats bow.  I thought the Silent Wonder went very well with this image, which I embossed in silver.  Another Christmas card ready for mailing this year.  

Now it is your turn to make a card or project using the challenge of Tic Tac Toe So many possibilities on this cNow it is your turn to make a card or project using the challenge of Tic Tac Toe So many possibilities on this challenge.  You have a full month to enter our challenge.  You do not have to use Repeat Impressions stamps you will have two chances to win a $25 gift certificate towards stamps.

If you look on my right side bar I also have a discounted coupon for you to use when you go shopping at Repeat Impressions.

Now why not take a look at our DT Rock Stars for inspiration and to get you started. 
 Joy   Donna   Heather   Laurie  and Patti  

 



 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

October 13, 2020 Merry Christmas and Candy Cane

 Good morning! Another beautiful fall morning, one of these mornings we will wake up to snow!!!


 

I am up on Techniques Junkies Blog to show you a couple more beautiful cards I made using stamps from the new October 2020 release.  My first card: uses the new Dotted Merry Christmas, love the font as well as the dots between the letters I used Santa in the Monlight  which stirs up memories of waiting for Santa as a child.  I went through my stamps and saw Good Night which I thought added to the card.   I always make my sons Christmas cards so this is the one he has chosen for me to make him this year.   I started by sponging a yellow "moon" on my blank card - then using my Misti I place my Santa in the Moonlight so that the reindeer would be in the moon.  I love to use silhouette stamps - no coloring and they stand alone.   I have a friend who has a sizzix die which I really like, of a city sky line so I die cut several of those to have on hand.  

For my next card 


I used Candy Cane and Merry Christmas .  I embossed he candy cane and sentiment using some red tinsel embossing powder - love the sparkle it added.  I fussy cut the candy cane out and popped it up on a die cut doily as well as a red doily I had in my stash. I ran my white layer with a snow embossing folder through my cuttlebug, left the script just plain white with red tinsel embossing powder .  I had some card stock in my never ending stash that was perfect for this candy cane image.  Hope you have enjoyed.

Don't forget to use the 10% discount (seen below) by entering TJ10Shirley so you can add these to your Christmas collection.  



                                            



 

Saturday, October 10, 2020

October 10, 2020 Gnome for Christmas and Wise Men

 Good Saturday morning on this beautiful fall morning.  We are getting ready to go on a trail ride in our side by side to see some beautiful fall colors.  

This morning it is my turn on the Techniques blog to post to share a couple of cute/pretty holiday cards that I designed with the new October fall release.  


 Using one of the cute gnomes from Gnome for Christmas, I made a Christms card using a library card that I had in my stash, colored the gnome with copic markers fussy cut him out and popped him up on a couple of pretty design papers for the holidays.  my sentiment came from the same set and I thought that it wsa fitting for this library card.  I distressed the library card a bit with some antique linen distress ink and a pair of scissors.  I knew I saved the library cards for a reason.  

My next card 

was made using Wise Men  which is a beautiful stand alone stamp, and using the Cloud Edger Stencil  I made the backgound with three various colors of distress oxide inks using my blending brushes. I watched a quick from Pat Huntoons blog on some tips in using this beautiful stencil.  

Don't forget you can receive a 10% discount using TJ10Shirley