The first of Fall cards

Tonight, for the Limited Supply Challenge, Jen posted not 1, not 2, but 3 challenges for us to complete over the long weekend. Monday evening she is going to have a random drawing for a small prize. This card is the first of my 3 cards. I cannot even remember the last time that I actually completed a challenge on the evening it was posted. Most products used in this card are Stampin Up!
The stamp set is a one that will be in the upcoming Winter Mini. It is called Autumn Harvest.
The card base is Pumpkin Pie while the semi-circles are cut with my new Coluzzle from So Saffron. The main image was stamped in classic black ink on naturals ivory paper and then colored with non-SU pencils and gamasol. I used the designer label punch, double rectangle punch, ticket corner punch as tools with some non-SU ribbon and Rich Regals Brads for embellishments. The finishing touch was the white accents done with the gel pen.

So, other than using quite a few punches I really did limit my supplies. I could not find just the right sentiment for this so I left it off. I really wanted to do some paper piercing in the corners and add more ribbon and brads but the point of the LSC is to have or use limited supplies so I really tried to stick with that.

I am really happy with how this turned out and I am sure that I will use it as inspiration for some more fall cards. I am so NOT ready for Summer to be over but now that Labor Day is almost here I guess I need to face reality.

Thanks for coming by! Happy Stamping!

The first of Fall cards

Tonight, for the Limited Supply Challenge, Jen posted not 1, not 2, but 3 challenges for us to complete over the long weekend. Monday evening she is going to have a random drawing for a small prize. This card is the first of my 3 cards. I cannot even remember the last time that I actually completed a challenge on the evening it was posted. Most products used in this card are Stampin Up!
The stamp set is a one that will be in the upcoming Winter Mini. It is called Autumn Harvest.
The card base is Pumpkin Pie while the semi-circles are cut with my new Coluzzle from So Saffron. The main image was stamped in classic black ink on naturals ivory paper and then colored with non-SU pencils and gamasol. I used the designer label punch, double rectangle punch, ticket corner punch as tools with some non-SU ribbon and Rich Regals Brads for embellishments. The finishing touch was the white accents done with the gel pen.

So, other than using quite a few punches I really did limit my supplies. I could not find just the right sentiment for this so I left it off. I really wanted to do some paper piercing in the corners and add more ribbon and brads but the point of the LSC is to have or use limited supplies so I really tried to stick with that.

I am really happy with how this turned out and I am sure that I will use it as inspiration for some more fall cards. I am so NOT ready for Summer to be over but now that Labor Day is almost here I guess I need to face reality.

Thanks for coming by! Happy Stamping!

So Kind

Tuesday’s Color Challenge on SCS was a doozy! Pretty in Pink, Old Olive and Purely Pomegranate. I knew the moment that I saw it I was in LOVE. PiP and OO are already a favorite CC of mine. But to then add to it my most favorite In Color of 2007 – Oh yeah baby.
I’ve been thinking this card through all day and could not wait to get home to work on it. Most products used here are Stampin Up!

The card base is Pomegranate. The wheel So Swirly was used on the background and a white gel pen made the accents. I used all 3 ink colors on the 2 small images and finished each of them off with a little bit of coordinating ribbon from the Ribbon Originals Sherbet pack. I bought this particular pack just for this polka dotted ribbon and was thrilled to finally use it.

I am completely hooked on the Cutter Kit tool and used it again on this card to distress the edges of the 2 main images. Finally I added a double layer of Primas with a Circle Ice Rhinestone brad in the center of each. The top brad is pink and bottom brad is the olive color.

I have someone in mind that I want to send this card to. She has been a really good friend and strong supporter of my blog. I know it will take a long time to build up any kind of reader base….and I’m sure some Blog Candy wouldn’t hurt but I really appreciate the time she takes everyday to come by to see what I’ve been up to.

Thanks for coming by! Happy Stamping!

So Kind

Tuesday’s Color Challenge on SCS was a doozy! Pretty in Pink, Old Olive and Purely Pomegranate. I knew the moment that I saw it I was in LOVE. PiP and OO are already a favorite CC of mine. But to then add to it my most favorite In Color of 2007 – Oh yeah baby.
I’ve been thinking this card through all day and could not wait to get home to work on it. Most products used here are Stampin Up!

The card base is Pomegranate. The wheel So Swirly was used on the background and a white gel pen made the accents. I used all 3 ink colors on the 2 small images and finished each of them off with a little bit of coordinating ribbon from the Ribbon Originals Sherbet pack. I bought this particular pack just for this polka dotted ribbon and was thrilled to finally use it.

I am completely hooked on the Cutter Kit tool and used it again on this card to distress the edges of the 2 main images. Finally I added a double layer of Primas with a Circle Ice Rhinestone brad in the center of each. The top brad is pink and bottom brad is the olive color.

I have someone in mind that I want to send this card to. She has been a really good friend and strong supporter of my blog. I know it will take a long time to build up any kind of reader base….and I’m sure some Blog Candy wouldn’t hurt but I really appreciate the time she takes everyday to come by to see what I’ve been up to.

Thanks for coming by! Happy Stamping!

Cherish the Guava

I’ve been working on this card for a week. I loved the CC when it was posted but it just took awhile for it to all come together. I worked on it in stages, which for me is not typical.

The card base is Groovy Guava and the accent color is Soft Sky. Pick a Petal was used on the base and accent piece with Garden Silhouettes for the main image. I even threw in a little Baroque Motifs for fun as a layer. The vintage brads came on my last order and I was so excited to use them. I have a feeling they will be gone before I know it. The scallop edge was created with the slit punch, which you can find that tutorial for a couple of posts below. I also used my new SU! Cutter Kit with it’s handy, dandy distressing tool to rough up some of the edges. As the final touch I sponged a little Soft Sky and Guava on the distressed edges to give it a light vintage feel.

I am really pleased that I did not push myself to make a card that was just so-so and took my time to create a card I am really happy with. It’s been totally crazy here the last couple of weeks but tonight I just needed to stamp to save my sanity.

Thanks for coming by! Happy Stamping!

Cherish the Guava

I’ve been working on this card for a week. I loved the CC when it was posted but it just took awhile for it to all come together. I worked on it in stages, which for me is not typical.

The card base is Groovy Guava and the accent color is Soft Sky. Pick a Petal was used on the base and accent piece with Garden Silhouettes for the main image. I even threw in a little Baroque Motifs for fun as a layer. The vintage brads came on my last order and I was so excited to use them. I have a feeling they will be gone before I know it. The scallop edge was created with the slit punch, which you can find that tutorial for a couple of posts below. I also used my new SU! Cutter Kit with it’s handy, dandy distressing tool to rough up some of the edges. As the final touch I sponged a little Soft Sky and Guava on the distressed edges to give it a light vintage feel.

I am really pleased that I did not push myself to make a card that was just so-so and took my time to create a card I am really happy with. It’s been totally crazy here the last couple of weeks but tonight I just needed to stamp to save my sanity.

Thanks for coming by! Happy Stamping!

I’ve been BRAK’d


Even though I am a member of the RAK (random acts of kindness) group on SCS, I have not been participating for many months now. So, imagine my surprise when I received a BRAK (birthday RAK) in my mailbox yesterday. A wonderful SCS’r TracyLTripp sent it to me.

Not only did she send me the most adorable Bella card, she included a couple of goodies as well!
Isn’t she a sweetheart?!

Tracy, if you happen to read this…thank you again! This was the first card I received this year and it really made me smile!

I’ve been BRAK’d


Even though I am a member of the RAK (random acts of kindness) group on SCS, I have not been participating for many months now. So, imagine my surprise when I received a BRAK (birthday RAK) in my mailbox yesterday. A wonderful SCS’r TracyLTripp sent it to me.

Not only did she send me the most adorable Bella card, she included a couple of goodies as well!
Isn’t she a sweetheart?!

Tracy, if you happen to read this…thank you again! This was the first card I received this year and it really made me smile!

Making Scallops from a slit punch

Sometime last year I remember when it was discovered that you can create a wonderful scallop from the Stampin Up! slit punch. I saw it being done all over the place and since I had the Slit Punch I thought I should really try that. But for some reason I never did. And that has nagged me…for a long time.
Last weekend I had my monthly stamp camp and this was a technique that I really wanted to teach. But for the life of me I could not find that darn tutorial. I scoured SCS looking for it. Spent all kinds of time looking here and there, but to no avail. Then, last week I was checking out the Ways to Use it Challenge that is posted every Thursday hosted by Julia S. And lo and behold, in her signature line was the Slit Punch; tutorial and history link. I could not believe it!!!! What are the chances that I would actually find it? The very same week that I had been thinking about it, wishing I knew how to find it. Of course I took it as a sign that I was MEANT to teach this….So here is the card that we did.

As you can see from some of my recent cards I am totally loving some of the In Colors from 2007-2008. I seem to be using Guava, Wasabi, Pomegranate, and River Rock all of the time. On this card I used the Guava with Chocolate Chip and the River Rock was an accessory. In the middle of each flower are Clear Stickles, which are my favorite by the way. They match what ever color you put them on.
I used Bud Basics for the main image and it’s coordinating wheel on the background with the retired French Script. Bud Basics is no Petal Prints but since that one had retired I was SO happy to see this set in the newest catalog. I used the Tab Punch to mount the sentiment and was so happy with the small but significant element that was added to the overall design.

This scallop is so easy to create that if you have the slit punch and have NOT done this…you MUST!!! It was so much easier than I thought it would be. And the ladies at stamp camp seemed to like it as well.

I think that today marks day 5! 5 days in a row that I have posted to my blog. That might very well be a record for me. And I think that the streak should continue. Do you think I can make it to 10?? I guess we will just have to wait and see on that won’t we….

Thanks for coming by! Happy Stamping!

Making Scallops from a slit punch

Sometime last year I remember when it was discovered that you can create a wonderful scallop from the Stampin Up! slit punch. I saw it being done all over the place and since I had the Slit Punch I thought I should really try that. But for some reason I never did. And that has nagged me…for a long time.
Last weekend I had my monthly stamp camp and this was a technique that I really wanted to teach. But for the life of me I could not find that darn tutorial. I scoured SCS looking for it. Spent all kinds of time looking here and there, but to no avail. Then, last week I was checking out the Ways to Use it Challenge that is posted every Thursday hosted by Julia S. And lo and behold, in her signature line was the Slit Punch; tutorial and history link. I could not believe it!!!! What are the chances that I would actually find it? The very same week that I had been thinking about it, wishing I knew how to find it. Of course I took it as a sign that I was MEANT to teach this….So here is the card that we did.

As you can see from some of my recent cards I am totally loving some of the In Colors from 2007-2008. I seem to be using Guava, Wasabi, Pomegranate, and River Rock all of the time. On this card I used the Guava with Chocolate Chip and the River Rock was an accessory. In the middle of each flower are Clear Stickles, which are my favorite by the way. They match what ever color you put them on.
I used Bud Basics for the main image and it’s coordinating wheel on the background with the retired French Script. Bud Basics is no Petal Prints but since that one had retired I was SO happy to see this set in the newest catalog. I used the Tab Punch to mount the sentiment and was so happy with the small but significant element that was added to the overall design.

This scallop is so easy to create that if you have the slit punch and have NOT done this…you MUST!!! It was so much easier than I thought it would be. And the ladies at stamp camp seemed to like it as well.

I think that today marks day 5! 5 days in a row that I have posted to my blog. That might very well be a record for me. And I think that the streak should continue. Do you think I can make it to 10?? I guess we will just have to wait and see on that won’t we….

Thanks for coming by! Happy Stamping!