Monday, September 29, 2014

September 29, 2014 Autumn

Leaf  and Sentiment- AMuse Studio, Gorgeous Grunge, SU, ribbon from my stash, colored with gelatos

Last weekend our friends came down - mister helped my hubby work on our deck remodeling (vinyl) and Diane and I got to spend some much needed time in my craft room.  This card was "cased" from Pintrest but we both really like the look.  I am having so much fun coloring with my gelatos and experimenting with different techniques using them.  I love the sentiment - and this card is in the mail to my new chemo buddy.  Challenges:
     Creative Corner - brown and Turquoise and Brown     
     Brown Sugar Challenge - anything goes

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

September 24, 2014 Happy Fall

Dies, Acorn Die-Version Acorn, Leaf , Poppystamps, Stitched Circle Die-Namics colored with gelatos, sentiment AMuse 

Fun fall card made with die cuts and colored with gelatos, loving to experiment with my gelatos which I got for my birthday, there are so many different ways to use these wonder sticks of color.  I used DPs from my stash - and I am happy with the results.   I am just not feeling fall yet - but the leaves in our 5 acre back yard are starting to turn.  Went to Kimmswick MO yesterday to a darling little stamp store call the Stamp Pad and bought all three dies that I used for this card.  I had my punch card filled and a 30% off coupon so I made out pretty well.  This card will be in the mail soon to a chemo buddy.  Challenges:

     Sketch Saturday - follow Sketch
     Lexis Creation - autumn colors
     Die cutting Divas - fall is here
     Scrap-Creations - fall
     Our Daily Bread - fall

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September 16, 2014 Butterfly Sympathy

AMuse script stamp, SU Grunge stamp,  Sizzix combo stamp/die butterflies, Spellbinders die edge, coloring with Gelatos

I have seen this on a blog Darlene Designs  and simply loved it.  She has some great tutorials on her blog and some cute ideas. I had gotten gelatos a while back, a gift from my son, so thought I would play and I felt like i was a first grader fingerpainting - so much fun and love the look.  Love the butterflies - they were a stamp/die combo set (which also comes with some beautiful flowers) from a bestie for my birthday.  I used a Faber Castell Big Brush pen and darkened the center of the butterflies a bit - again you can mix, shade with your finger tip.  love the Grunge stamp set from SU - just added that little extra.  Although you can't see it in my picture the gelato has a shimmer/shine which IRL really sparkles.  This card is for the family of my chemo buddy that recently passed away, always sad when you loose a buddy that you have been a part of their life but the family said she was always happy when she got Angel Mail.  Challenges:

     Sketch Saturday - follow sketch
     Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
     613 Avenue Create - anything goes

Friday, September 12, 2014

September 12, 2014 Poodles of Fun

Digi Image from Doodle Pantry Poodles of Fun, DP Doodle Pantry, bakers twine AMuse studio, Spellbinders dies

Had a special request from a little girl that needed some cheering up and she loves dogs - I immediately thought of the Doodles Pantry image Poodles of Fun - it comes colored/black and white but I choose the colored so I could get it in the mail the next morning and was pressed for time,.  I made a scallop circle easel card so Mom could set it up on her dresser or desk for her.  I'm thinking this will bring a smile.     Challenges:
     Doodle Pantry - Use a Doodle Pantry image
     613 Avenue - anything goes

Monday, September 08, 2014

September 8, 2014 Paper Pieced Owl

Stamp Patch Owl by Woodware Craft, DP from Hampton Art KI argyle Paper Pad
Ribbon from my Stash, Sentiment from TAC

I have a friend who has a birthday coming up soon and she "loves" owls.  I found an owl garden flag for her yard with fall owls so I thought an owl card was in order.  At first I was thinking about coloring this cute little guy - but the more I looked the more I thought Paper Piece and it worked out just the way I wanted.  I love double sided DP - you know colors are going to match.  I had just a bit of the owl ribbon left in my stash and it worked out to be just what it needed.  Hope she enjoys as much as I enjoyed making it.     Challenges:
     Sketch Saturday - follow sketch
     Creative Corner - cutsie animals (an owl is an animal right?)
     Catch the Bug - anything goes

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

September 2, 2014 You are the Best

Your next stamp Digi image, Copic inks, Recollections punch, flower from my stash

I have had this little image colored up for over 2 months and just ran across it today when I was cleaning my desk,  I think she is just cuteness and I am all about cute.  This is for my little chemo buddy this week - and as she loves bacon I have her some bacon lip gloss and some bacon tissues!!!
          Sketch Saturday - sketch of your choice (sketch #297)
          Paper Makeup Stamps - anything goes
          Aud Sentiments Challenge - anything but Happy Birthday