Thursday, October 31, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
|Photo courtesy of Kara|
Ready for more Autumn inspiration? Here a link to the other talented ladies who belong to our 12 Kits of Occasions Group. For the details on our ingredients this month, make sure to check out the 12 Kits of Occasions Blog page for all the details.
Thank you Kara for a fabulous kit this month!
Friday, October 25, 2013
This is the last card I am going to be able to make on vacation before I have to pack up all my gear and mail it back to myself. It is amazing how many of my supplies I can pack in a large mailing box if I am very organized. Today's card is for Case Study Challenge #163...a beautiful, pink and white delight by October's Muse, Elena Roussakis. I was inspired by the pink and white colors and the beautiful ballerina silhouette.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
I am not exaggerating either. I forgot to bring silver glitter paper with me on vacation and had to make my own. I am still cleaning up the silver glitter. I went to the grocery store in sweats and got home to realize I had silver glitter all over my face. I am sure people were wondering what kind of crazy makeup do those CA women wear with sweat pants!
I made another Christmas card and once again used my new Lil' Inker holiday release stamps and dies.
I stamped a Christmas tree pattern with the new Jolly and Joyful Sentiments set, added the teeny tiny little star from that set stamped in silver along with a little silver stickles. I made my own striped paper using scortape and that infamous silver glitter. The cute ornament and bow are from Lil Inkers new set, Christmas Bits Die set. Of course, more glitter added to all. I am thinking this is a hand it to you kind of card...who knows how much glitter would be left after the post office bounces it around for a few days! Thanks for taking a look!
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
First thing this morning as I was reading my usual blogs, I saw the cutest post from Tracey McNeely for CASology #67. Tracey's card seen here inspired me to dig through the stamps and dies I have with me on vacation and try to come up with something "country". This week's Merry Monday #80 is to use a Christmas Carol to inspire our card. It didn't take long until I knew I had found the perfect sets...Lil' Inker Holy Jolly Dies, gingham and polka dots. You can't get more country than a gingham Christmas tree, can you?
I used two new sets..Jolly and Joyful Sentiments and the Jolly Word Die along with the previously released Stitched Stars Die Set, Stitched Mat Rectangles and Holly Jolly Dies to create my version of a warm country Christmas.
It is feeling a little like Christmas here in Montana...my husband and I chopped down several old trees and had a nice little bonfire last night...and our cabin is still standing! Can't get more country than that!
I am also linking this up to Simon Says Stamp Christmas challenge.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Happy Monday all...easy for me to say as I am on vacation this week. I hope you all had some time to enjoy your stamps and dies this weekend, I know I sure did. I made a Christmas card using some new stamps and dies from Lil' Inker's latest release. If you haven't seen their new products...get right on over there and check them out! I was a little worried this year...I hadn't been making holiday cards throughout the year as I have in the past. Once I opened up my new order from Lil' Inker's, the worry evaporated as I realized how quick and easy I can make some very cute cards in no time at all. Here is the first one I have made:
Lots of Lil' Inker on this card starting with a mat of Stitched Mats: Squares, just the perfect size to create a cheery holiday scene. I cut a picket fence (PTI) and decked it out with some pine garland using a Martha Stewart Pine Bough punch. See those cute red bows? The are from the newly released Christmas Bits Die set from Lil' Inker which includes five cute iconic holiday images. The sentiment is from a new set (Jolly and Joyful Sentiments) which coordinate with the Joy Word Die also just released from Lil' Inker. There is also a Jolly Word Die that coordinates with this sentiment set which I plan to use later on this week.
Here's a link to the Lil' Inker store just in case you've been living under a rock and haven't seen everything from their latest release. You'll love it!
It is my favorite time of the year...mid October is when my husband and I always go to our little cabin in Montana and enjoy a week of true Fall weather. It's always a little bit of a shock when we first get there. We are almost always leaving hot, dry CA and walking off the plane to 50 degree weather, but what a nice change for us. This trip, I carried on a bag full of craft supplies...had my bag fully inspected for possible hidden bombs and gunpowder residue while my husband just breezed right through security. It was worth the pat down though because I have lots of fun things to keep me busy while my husband works outside preparing the cabin for winter.
Today I am sharing a card I made with a new die I just received from Serendipity Stamps. If you've never tried their dies...you SHOULD! They are so detailed and elegant, yet cut so well...perfect edges every time. Here's my card:
Friday, October 18, 2013
I am playing along with the challenge to create a Victorian or vintage style Halloween card. Totally not my normal style, rarely do I use anything Victorian or vintage, but I do have a new stamp set to play with and it didn't take long to find an image to go with it. I'm talking about Waltzingmouse's Spooky Tree Backgrounder. Here's my entry into the Victorian Ghost Challenge category:
There is plenty of time to play along with this month's challenges...here's a link for all the details.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Ahoy. I am in quite the nautical mood today as I have had such fun making cards with our latest 4 of a Kind kit...this time hosted by Renee of It's a Patchwork Life. You should have seen the gigantic, enormous, packed to the brim package we each received this month. Here's a snapshot of our package:
Monday, October 14, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
"Celebrate" sentiment are from Lil' Inker's Spot On Stamp set. I also used a few other Lil' Inker dies...Starry Sky Die and two stars from Stitched Star Die Set. I added a few of the left over kraft stars to embellish the larger stars popped up with dimensional foam. You still have few days to make your own version of Kathy's inspiration card...what inspires you?