Friday, September 19, 2014

Nutty Friday

Did you know there were just too many cute digital stamps for the October release at Doodle Pantry so Laurie Wilson, the owner and creator, has a mid-month release going on.
As a bonus, one of the new products is FREE with a purchase LIMITED TIME from September 16 thru September 24 ONLY!
(And don't forget that the Ageless Antiques 1 from September 1 release is also still free w/purchase through September 24 too)
Today I am featuring one of the sets in this mid-month release.  Just Nutty
The tree with squirrel in the hole, the sentiment, and the row of acorns were all printed at the same time.  I added the tree branch which I fussy cut and then glued it on.
Die cut is Cheery Lynn.  The SU Creamy Caramel card stock base was embossed with a woodgrain EF and then I sponged several colors on.
The sketch I used was Sketch Saturday #327:
 
Challenges:
Simon Monday - technique
Through the Craft Room Door - anything
Sweet Stamps - anything
Crafty Sentiments - Autumn
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Pennys Paper Crafting - emboss
Sister Act - anything



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Bushels of Thanks

My sister lives on the other side of the state where apples are the biggest industry.  In fact, her husband is the largest fruit packers in the state.  I wanted to thank her for her hospitality recently so I chose apples as a theme for my card.


The checks BG paper, basket of apples and the cut apple are all Diane's Daydream Design pre-colored digital images.  Burlap and twine are from the Kraft Outlet.
I don't use tags very often but I challenged myself for this card.  Cut my own tag then punched out a circle and punched a hole in that before attaching it to the tag.  The tag was slipped in behind the basket of apples before I secured everything with glue and Score Tape.

Challenges:
Simon Monday - techniques (stitching and distressing)
Kraft Journal - tags
Paper Takes - use punches
Through the Craft Room Door - anything
Sweet Stamps - anything
Crafty Sentiments - Autumn colors
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Sister Act - anything
2Cute - Fall
Di's DigiDesigns - checks
Simon Wednesday - tags




Monday, September 15, 2014

A Fan-tastic Day

We had a fantastic day yesterday, Sunday, but I'll get to the card first and then tell you about our day.

Both background papers, image and sentiment are by Doodle Pantry.  I love these colors! and I did not have to color them; they come pre-colored.  Of course the set comes with lined images too if you want to color them yourself.
After I cut out the fan, I got the crazy notion to cut the sentiment with the same circle.  I kinda like it.  And talk about an easy card.
Here is the set:
Just a reminder, too, about the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge.  Receive a set for playing along.  Go to Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge for the details. 

Okay, so back to our fantastic day.  My husband and I loaded up the kayaks (I LOVE kayaking!) and headed up to Canada.  An hour and a half later we were at Chilliwack Lake. The drive was beautiful with the leaves starting to change color.   It was a beautiful hot day without a cloud in the sky.  We paddled around the lake, sat in the sun, paddled some more until we were both tired, loaded up and headed home.  I'm not sure if we will get another chance to do that before the weather turns rainy and/or cold so this was just the perfect day to get in this mini trip.  I am really going to miss this nice weather when it is gone.  But thankful for yesterday - it was  fantastic.
Here are a few pics:

 Gorgeous!

 Also Gorgeous!

And me. 


I hope you have a fantastic day and week!

Challenges:
Sister Act - anything  
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Meljen - use a funny sentiment
Crafty Catz - CAS
Stamp and Create - circles and dots 
Crafty Sentiments - spots and/or stripes



Sunday, September 14, 2014

Nephew's Wedding

Wedding cards are a real challenge for me.  I put off making them as long as I can.  But when I can wait no longer, under stress, I make one and usually like it.  This one took several attempts but I do like the end result.
It was a difficult card to photograph but you can see most of the detail in this pic - just prettier IRL.  I embossed the words and the bells with silver, used silver paper for layering.  The pink is vellum that I embossed with a new embossing folder.  Silver hearts are brads.

Challenges:
Sweet Stamps - wedding
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Through the Craft Room Door - anything
Simon Wednesday - make own BG
Sister Act - anything
Cards Galore - any card


Friday, September 12, 2014

Late Post - Another A+ Kid

Just now getting around to posting what I thought would be posted early this morning but I won't bore you with the details as to why.
When I made the other A+ kid card, I made this one too.  With eleven grandchildren, 10 who are in school, it does not hurt to make several cards at a time !
The chalkboard is printed right onto the notebook paper and the apple is superimposed onto the chalkboard before printing.  All three (apple, chalkboard, paper) are by Diane's Daydream Designs.

The buttons and "you" are cut out with MFT button dies.  Layers - Garden Green by SU and Brown Kraft.  The button "thread" is very thin twine from Kraft Outlet.

Challenges:
Kraft Journal - anything
Craft Your Passion - circles
Through the Craft Room Door - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Crafter's Cafe - Card for a child
Stamping Boutique - back to school
Crafty Catz - CAS
Suzy Bees - anything
Crafty Sentiments - spots and stripes




Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A+ Kid

 I want my grandkids to know that they are A+ kids even if they don't get A's on their report cards.  I'm really more concerned about their character than their grades.  Here is one of the cards I made with that message.

The background paper (love it!), border, chalkboard, and apple are digital images found at Diane's Daydream Designs.  The top was done with a die.  The message and heart were done with the computer. I smudged a bit of white pigment ink onto the chalkboard image.
Card base is SU Creamy Caramel; red layer is SU Real Red.

Challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Craft 4 Eternity - digital
Suzy Bees - anything
Clear It Out - anything
Crazy Challenge - 3 of a kind (3 digital images)
Sister Act - anything 



Friday, September 5, 2014

Back to School

Most of my grandchildren are back to school.   Some started the second week in August , some the week before Labor Day Weekend and two will start next week.  Time got away from me so I am just now making back to school cards for all of them.
I just made this one last night.  The images are by Diane's Daydream Designs.
In fact, everything except the twine and cardstock base is from the School Days set.  Yes, even the buttons which I cut out with MFT button dies after I printed out the buttons.
The sentiment in printed onto the chalk board with a computer font and then I smudged a little white pigment ink onto the board.  The books are popped up a bit with a few layers of cardstock.  I didn't want too much dimension because the card will be mailed.
The base looks black which looks okay in the photo but it really is blue to go along with the blues in the BG paper, buttons, and books.

Challenges:
Craft Your Passion - back to school
Crafting from the Heart - anything
Papertakes - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Sister Act - anything
Creative Card Crew - chalk board
2 Cute - anything
The Crazy Challenge - 3 of a kind (3 patterned papers= plaid, star strip, border strip)
Suzy Bees - anything
Crafts 4 Eternity - digital