Sunday, October 30, 2011

Paper Players Fall Challenge #70

I love playing along with the card challenges, and this one was perfect for me because I really love the fall colors. I decided to use More Mustard, Cajun Craze, and Soft Suede card stock with a flower embossing folder and gold embossing powder.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Christmas to All Card

Here is a card I made for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #8. I really love to make Christmas cards, and this week's layout really had me perusing the Christmas stamp sets. I decided to use the Lovely as a Tree and the Wandering Words stamp sets to make the "scene" and the Just Believe set for the sentiment.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Christmas Gift Tags

I just HAD to share these Christmas gift tags I made. I got the idea from Dawn's Stampin' Thoughts. She has these great monthly thank you cards. The finished size of the cards is 3" X 3".

Designer Frames Embossing Folder (oval)
XL Oval Punch
Modern Label Punch
Frostwood Lodge DSP
6" X 3" piece of card stock, scored at 3"
8" of 1/4" grossgrain ribbon
Punch Pals Stamp Set
Stampin' Write Markers

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

This Week's Stamping Challenge

I have really enjoyed the stamping challenges lately because I am trying to get different ideas and it's fun to try to stick to a layout or color scheme. This week's challenge on The Paper Players is a challenge by Nance, it's kind of a ribbon look card. I decided to go with a holiday card using one of my favorite retired stamp sets. I love the Santa! I colored him with the Watercolor Wonder crayons and blender pens and then added iridescent ice embossing powder to the trim of his coat and his beard.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Simple, Elegant Thank You

This week's challenge at Freshly Made Sketches is to create a card using the template by their designer and the colors of your choice. I fell in love with the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper, so I HAD to use it for this challenge. Hope you like it!

Here's the recipe:
With All My Heart Stamp Set
Kind & Caring Thoughts Stamp Set
Pear Pizzaz Card Stock
Very Vanilla Card Stock
River Rock Card Stock
Spice Cake Designer Series Paper
Organza Ribbon
Curly Label Punch
River Rock Classic ink Pad
Scallop Trim Border Punch
Old Olive Brad

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

October 2011 Stamp Club

Stamp Club meets Saturday, October 22nd. Thought you might like a sneak peek of what we will make. We are making gift card holders that can be used for Christmas, birthday, or any holiday and we are making a really pretty card with a unique label on it. The card was inspired by Dawn's Stamping Thoughts.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Christmas Inspiration

When I think of Christmas cards, I think of Cherry Cobbler because it is such a rich, beautiful color. It goes well with greens from Garden Green to Wild Wasabi, and Old Olive in between. This week's challenge by The Paper Players is to make a Christmas card using red and green. Bet you can guess which red I used!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fall Leaves

PPA115-Fall/Thanksgiving-AND Blog Candy!!

I just love the fall colors. Too bad we don't get to see many of them here in San Antonio. This week's Pals Paper Arts Challenge had a picture that brought fall to my mind. I chose to stamp leaves in my favorite fall colors: Cajun Craze and More Mustard. I have to confess that French Foliage is among my favorite stamp sets because it is so versatile.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

This Week's Stamping Challenges

This week, I was excited to see this week's challenges. On The Paper Players, Jaydee's Color Challenge #67 uses Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, and Very Vanilla. I used Lovely as a Tree and French Foliage stamp sets, Hemp Twine, and Gold Embossing Powder. I have been admiring people's cards on Freshly Made Sketches, so I decided to submit this card for their Challenge FMS6.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

PPA Challenge 114

This week's Pals Paper Arts Challenge is a color challenge. The colors are Lucky Limeade, Pumpkin Pie, and Rich Razzleberry. I decided on a fall card, and started playing with my stamps. I decided on one of my favorite, most versatile stamp sets, French Foliage. Hope you like my design.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Paper Players Challenge 66

This week's theme is music, and I thought right away of The Sounding Joy stamp set. Joy to the World is one of my favorite Christmas songs, and the stamp set is so pretty.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Embossing Fun

Embossing cards and other stamped projects adds sparkle and dimension. I have been working on Christmas and birthday cards. Here is the one I made for the PPA Challenge 113.