Wednesday, October 30, 2013

October 30, 2013 - Apple Emma

CC Designs Apple Emma, Cs AMuse Studio, DP Paper Studio, grass die AMuse, Apple Punch Copic markers, Wink of Stella Pen

Trying to do more of the sketch challenges - and love to do Sketch Saturday challenges as they are pretty easy to follow and to adapt it to your own special design.  Love this little girl from CC Designs, and love apples, we are working on LOTS of apples my husband brought back from Michigan a couple of weeks ago everything from apple pie, apple cake, apple crisp and apple dumplings.  My jeans are showing all the "benefits" of way too much baking.  Guess I need to just eat them straight!!! 
     Challenges:  Sketch Saturday - Follow Sketch 
                         Cuttin and Stampin - Autumn 
                         Make it Monday - Anything Goes  

Monday, October 28, 2013

October 28, 2013 Blackout stamping

One of my BFFs came down last Wednesday for a 2 day marathon stamping session, well...right after dinner oh say 6ish the power went out as in total darkness - hubs to the rescue with his "fishing" head lamp which Donna wore as I held the flashlight.  By the looks of the desk it did not slow us up any at all. By 7:30 with no power restored and the first game of the World Series on (St. Louis Cardinals vs. Boston Red Sox) the mister was walking the floor because he couldn't watch the game so he went to town got gas for the generator and everyone was HAPPY!!!  He could watch his ball game and we could stamp, well by that time we had consumed a little bit ok a lot of wine so we really were HAPPY!!!  Our creations to follow in the next day or two.  Where there is a will there is a way for seasoned  stampers!!!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

October 24, 2013 - Eye Test

SU stamps, Eye glasses die from and all paper from AMuse Studio, pearls from AMuse Studio, eyeglasses die by Impression Obession

As soon as I heard one of my BFFs that I went to nursing school with (and our kids were in kindergarden) was having cataract surgery I knew I wanted to make this card to send to her.  Although the surgery is easy peasy it is still nice and fun to get a card that someone is thinking of you.  Another one of my besties Patti had the stamp set and we had cut some extra glasses when she was over at my house for a play day so I already had them.  Love all the fun designs of AMuse papers and the reds match as well as the blacks.  Needed a bit of bling so added the pearls.       Challenges:
                     Sister Act Challenge - Anything Goes
                     Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
                     Crafty Girl Challenge - Anything Goes
                     Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes 

Monday, October 21, 2013

October 21, 2013 Quirky Elephant

Doodle Pantry Quirky Elephant Digi Image and DP, Paper Studio Kraft CS, Spellbinders nesties

One of my little chemo buddies loves elephants and I thought this was a really cute card for her this week - she just had her chemo this past week and it is usually a "bummer" week for her so hope this will cheer her up a bit.  Next week will send her Halloween card.  Image was precolored as well as matching dp so everything matches perfectly.  Challenges
    Sketch Saturday - follow sketch  
    Sister Act Challenge - anything goes
    Make it Monday - anything goes
    Jo's Scrap Shack - anything goes  

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

October 16, 2013 Happy Halloween Pencil Holders

Ribbon and Paper from my stash, Pumpkins Sizzix Die, and pencils from Walmart.

I saw this pencil holder at an AMuse web site but can't remember who it was,  and thought what a cute idea for my Halloween pencils - I have a chemo buddy with 3 young children and I thought this would be neat to send to them in their Halloween package. So easy to make - - I did have a problem with getting any tape,glue to hold the bottom together so I ended up stitching it on the sewing machine. Challenges:
     Emergency Crafter - Halloween
     Ladybug Crafter - Halloween and/or use a die cut (both)
     Hanna and Friends - Cute Halloween
     Crafting for all Seasons - Too Cute to Spook
     Clear it Out - use your stash - Orange
     ABC Challenges - Halloween

Monday, October 14, 2013

October 14, 2013 - Think Pink

All supplies from AMuse except the tiny pink heart in center of flower

I have a chemo buddy that I am going to send this card to - love the new ribbon die from AMuse which is available to go with the Breast Cancer Awareness set that is available now.  Love the various shades of pink cs I used - they were so easy to match up - even the shell dotted ribbon.  Sending it out tomorrow as today is No Mail.  Challenges:
     Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes 
     Patties Creations - Must use a ribbon
     Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes
     AMuse Challenge - Think Pink/Breast Cancer Awareness
     Paper Creators Crafts - Use a die or punch

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

October 9, 2013 Hoppy Birthday

Stamp from TAC (retired), Prisma colored pencils and OMS, dp from my stash.

Hope this gets in on time to Sketch Saturday - I don't do well with sketches but am giving it a try, and we had a request for a birthday card for a "tween" boy and I thought this was perfect.  Was fun coloring this tree frog - and love the double sided DP, makes it so easy to match papers!!!  Challenges:
     Sketch Saturday - Sketch
     A Gem of a Challenge - Lets Hear it for the Boys
     Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Go check out Sketch Saturday  and check out the great give-aways plus they always have a great weekly sketch to play with.

Monday, October 07, 2013

October 7, 2013 Just Wear Pink

Doodle Pantry Images and DP as well as sentiment, SU embossing folder, pink brad from OTC.

I have a couple of cards to send out to ladies with breast ca and when I saw that this was available at Doodle Pantry I had to snag it up and play with making a couple of cards. It was just available for one day but go take a peek around the site and there are more images that symbolize breast cancer as well as sentiments.     The image is already precolored and I loved how it was colored so easy for me.  I was shopping with a friend last week and we found pink breast cancer shoe laces so I bought two pair and will include a pair in each envie.   Challenges:
     Cut it Up - think pink
     DLART - pink or breast cancer related
     Link up for Pink - Breast Cancer Awareness
     Just Coffee Please - Pinktober - pink
     Doodle Pantry - anything goes with a digi

Thursday, October 03, 2013

October 3, Stamp out Breast Cancer

AMuse Stamp Set,  Fight like a Girl, AMuse cs, Ribbon from Michaels, ink from AMuse

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I have a couple of chemo buddies that are struggling with breast cancer so thought these would be nice to send them with a little giftie of something pink, this week i sent pink t-shirts, next week I have some pink nail files, so I am sure I will be able to find something pink to send each week of Oct.  Love how simple this is and yet a powerful message.   Challenges: -
     Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
     Paper Makeup - Pretty in Pink
     Link up for Pink - Breast Cancer Awareness
     Shopping our Stash - Pink  I have had this stamp set for a year as well as the ribbon
     DL Art - Breast Cancer Awareness