Saturday, November 30, 2013

November 30, 2013 ON Dasher

All supplies except snowflake punch from AMuse Studio

Another day spent with 2 BFF's Donna and Diana at Donna's house in Lake St. Louis, beautiful stamping studio which overlooks the lake - put us all in the mood to stamp up a few Christmas cards.  I love love love this reindeer die from AMuse, it also comes with a stamp set - ON Dasher put I didn't use the set for this card I thought the die cut stood alone.  Love all the papers that coordinate from AMuse - what a breeze to make a card that you know will be "color" correct!!!  LOL 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

November 28, 2013 Just For You

Verve Stamps, sentiment unknown, AMuse inks and cs.

A couple of weeks ago when one of my BFF's Donna and I were having a play day we made up several all occasion cards as we are both Chemo angels and also do special requests so we never have enough of those Just Because cards.  Love this technique - so easy to do and love the verve stamps that Conna brought to share.

Monday, November 25, 2013

November 25, 2013 Christmas Bird

SU bird punch, Sizzix embossing folder, AMuse sentiment, SU punch, Stickles, AMuse cs

Made this card for Sketch Saturday challenge and I "think" I like the way it turned out - maybe a bit too much on the stickles but can't "undo" stockles.  Love that all of AMuse cs goes together like the cherry red solid and the cherry red polka dot.  Will add this to my Christmas card stack, getting there - I think I have about 25 NEW ones and will go to my stash collection and I should have plenty.  Challenges:
     Sketch Saturday - follow sketch 
     Challenges  4 Everybody - anything goes
     Sister Act - anything goes
     Make it Monday - anything goes
     Inkspiration - anything inspiration

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November 19, 2013 Here comes Santa

Stamp and Die set from Sizzix/Hampton Arts, papers BasicGrey, bling Paper Studio, liquid applique, prism glitter, Sizzix embossing folder

I was at Archivers last week and they lots going on in the store - make-n-takes - specials - and lots of new Christmas stuff.  I did a make-n-take using this set which comes with 2 santas,  1 die, and 2 sentiments for $10.00.  and...they had plenty in stock!!!  I followed the sketch for Sketch Saturday and think this card turned out really cute, it is 5 1/2 in. square, and loved dressing up Santa with glitter, liquid applique, and colored with copic markers.  I made a few more cards with this set yesterday so will be showing them later this week.  Challenges:

     Sketch Saturday - follow sketch
     Make it Monday - anything goes
     Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
     Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
     Just be Creative - anything goes

Saturday, November 16, 2013

November 16, 2013 Happy Anniversary

StampinUp Owl Punch, Stampin Up word punch, cuttlebug embossing folder, AMuse heart dies papers from my stash

My Chemo buddy has an anniversary coming up soon so although I cased this card from Pintrest I loved how it turned out IRL.  Think I am going to get them a gift certificate for Pizza Hut after researching the town they live in.  This way they can either eat out or delivery.  I know this will bring a smile to my buddies face. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

November 14, 2013 - Stamping with Friends

AMuse Cs, Vellum flower from AMuse die, button, ribbon from a besties stash, stamp ???

Had a girl friends crafting day with 2 besties last week and we were whipping out the cards - some easy peasy some a bit more complicated (you know which one I mean Donna), but came home with a stack of assorted cards to send out as well as a good start on Christmas cards.  Loved this idea - especially with the AMuse shimmer cs - plus the vellum flower with button just pops.  It will be out the door before weeks end as there has been several requests for special cards to Chemo Angels.

Someone Special - sentiment from Hero Arts, Distress inks by Tim Holtz, Butterfly from TAC,  Corner punch Cropadile corner chomper

Another fun card we made a couple of weeks ago when my bestie was here and we lost power so we used flashlights and miners headlamps (and oh did I mention a little wine??), and "cased" this from another bestie Patti as she had done my birthday card using this technique.  Fun technique just apply the inks with finger sponge daubers.   Always need that  quick pic me up card.

Monday, November 11, 2013

November 11, 2013 Let us Be Thankful

Digital Image from Doodle Pantry, DP from Simple Stories, Pearls from AMuse

Need a few thanksgiving cards plus there are a couple of challenges I want to play along with so I can "multi-task" - this was easy peasy with the beautiful coloring already done by Doodle Pantry artist Laurie just chose some DP a bit of tape and a bit of bling.  Challenges:
     Doodle Pantry - monthly digi challenge
     Sketch Saturday - Sketch