Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Those Christmas Sweaters!!!

 
 
 
Hello All!
 
Welcome Back!

Sorry, I have been working on items
to sell for 2 Craft Fairs I will be
Vending at in November!
The prepping for this...I forgot how
much there is to do!
I will share pictures of my goodies
with you when I finish!
I will try to get back to Card Making soon!
I do have to make some Cards, Gift Card holders,
Tags, and little stocking stuffers, etc.,.
I will be Posting when I am able...

 
Today!
 
 I have 2 Cards to share with you!
 
I was playing around with this stamp set
called 'Christmas Sweaters'!
 
I made 2 Cards with this Stamp Set!
 
Here they are!
 
 
 
Card #1
 
 
 Mr. Hubster has a good Friend who lives in Maine...he
looks just like the Santa on this Sweater!


This Card will go to him for Christmas!

Mr. Hubster commented when I showed him the Card

'Look, Charlie!'

We laughed...yes, it is going to Charlie!



 
Here is the inside of Card #1!
 
 

 
Here is Card #1 stamped to match envelope!
 
 
 
 
List of items used to make Card#1:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
  
Cardstock:
Cherry Cobbler-card base
Whisper White-front and inside panels
 
Stamp Sets:
Christmas Sweaters-sweater
Snowflake Sentiments-greeting, inside sentiment
Jolly Bingo Bits-retired, for the envelope Santa
  
Tools:
Stampin' Write Marker-Real Red-to color sweater
I used the Blender Pen off the tip of the marker to color in the
sweater trim and Santa's hat.
Watercolor Pencils-used to color in the sweater and then I used the Blender Pen to blend the pencil color for the sweater.
 
I also stamped the Sweater, Greeting, and Inside Sentiment in
Stazon Black Ink. With the Stazon I could color in with the
Blender Pen and not smear!

 
 
 
Card #2
 


 
 
My sister Mary LOVES Christmas Sweaters!
She doesn't understand why people make fun of them!
'Everyone needs to get into the Season!' she says!
Um...I have two, I wear to ONLY to our Annual
'Holiday Ornament Party'...will miss that this year.
 
I wear a sweater vest that has Cardinals on it!
I also took the Cardinal Vest that was my Mother's
I will wear either one of them to a Christmas outing
I am going to in December!
That is the extent of my 'Christmas Sweater' donning!
 
 
 
 
 
Here is the inside of Card #2
 
 
 
 
Sweaters=Warmth!
 
 
 

Here is Card #2 with matching envelope!
 
 
 
I used the same little Santa for this envelope too!
 
 
To color in the sweaters, I used the Watercolor Pencils, I then used the Blender Pen to blend the Watercolor Pencil all around the sweaters. I had fun making these sweaters look like the
'proverbial' Christmas Sweaters!
I may add some Christmas 'holly' to the blank
areas on this Card...it needs something,
but I am not sure.
 
 
 
 
List of items used to make Card #2:
Unless noted all items are from Stampin'Up!
  
Cardstock:
Whisper White Thick-card base
 
Stamp Sets:
Christmas Sweaters-sweaters, greeting
Snowflake Sentiments-inside sentiment
Jolly Bingo Bits-retired, envelope Santa
 
 
I used Stazon Black to stamp
the sweaters for coloring, 
the greeting,
the inside sentiment,
and envelope Santa's
 

 
 
Here are the Cards Again!
 
Card #1
 
 
 
 
Card #2

 
Sweaters=Warmth
 
 
 
 
Until the next Post...Blessings and Sweater Warmth to you ALL!
 
 
 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Shades of Orange for AYSI#160

 
 
 
 
Hello All!
 
Welcome Back for another Peek!
 
Today's Card is a combination
Color AND a Time
Challenge!
 
 
 
Here is the Challenge!
 
 
 
A little explanation of the Challenge!
 
...to create a card in under 10 minutes! "WHAT?!" you exclaim, "That's impossible!" Well, it isn't... You can gather all your supplies ahead of time. But once you start the stamping/die cutting/embossing/etc. process, you must start the timer! You have 10 minutes! Let us know, with your entry, how long it took you to complete your card or project! The key is to KISS!! Keep It Simple, Stamper!
Also, you can use any shades of Orange, plus neutrals, but no other colours! 
 
 
 
 
 
 Here is my Card!

 
I have to admit...the Card took me about
20 min. to complete...as I have mentioned before...when
I make my Cards, I always make 2 at a time!
For this Card, the die-cutting would have been
a much shorter time for one Card!
 
 
Here is a close-up of the 'Copper' Embossing!
 

 
I love it!
 
 
 
 
Here is the inside of my Card!
 

 
I have a confession to make...These colors are the
reason I love Fall!
Also, orange is one of my Grand-Girls favorite color!
 
 
 
 
 
Here is my Card with it's stamped to match envelope!
 

 
I am loving these leaves!
 
 
Here is a list of items used to make my Card:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
 
Cardstock:
Cajun Craze-card base
Tangerine Tango-leaves
Pumpkin Pie-leaves
Calypso Coral-leaves
Peekaboo Peach-leaves
 
Stamp Set:
Colorful Seasons-leaf veins, greeting, and small leaves on inside and on envelope
Suite Sentiments-inside sentiment
 
Classic Stampin' Ink Pads:
Tangerine Tango-Pumpkin Pie-Calypso Coral-leaves on envelope and inside
Memento Tuxedo Black Stampin' Pad-greeting, inside sentiment
VersaMark Watermark Stamping Pad-to pre-stamp all leaves to
be heat embossed
Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder-all leaf veins
 
Tools:
Heat Tool-to heat emboss
Big Shot-die cutting machine
Seasonal Layers Thinlits-cut out all heat embossed leaves on the card front!
 
 
Here is my Card again!
 
 
 

 
 
Enjoy the Fall...and if you rake a big pile of leaves...jump into them before the kids do!
 
 
 
Here is Today's 'C' note!
 
 

Truth!
 
 
Until the next Post...Blessings and Love to you ALL!



Sunday, October 15, 2017

Warm Wishes for CCSC#244

 
 
 
Hello Everyone!
 
Welcome back to my Blog!
Thank you for peeking in for
Today's Card!

 
 
Today's Card is for a Sketch Challenge!

 
 
CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #244


 
 
Here is the Challenge!
 
  

The picture from the Challenger, I was
not able to 'save' it...I tried, but it was
a blank, each way I tried...plan 'B'...I
took a picture of the Sketch Challenge!




Here is my Card!




I must say...I love Night of Navy and Silver!
My Card is all embossed!
Well, except for the Silver Foil Sheet mat!
Oh! and I tied the three tiny bows
from the Silver Metallic Thread!
I adhered the bows and the straight threads
to the snowflakes with a dab of Elmer's Glue
(because it dries clear and not tacky)
I ran my tape runner behind the front panel,
and then adhered the straight threads to the tape.






Here is the inside of my Card!




 
I cut a piece of Silver Foil Sheet and glued it
to the side of the inside!
It looks curled on the bottom, it isn't.
It's the reflection of the white Doily(?)
that my Card is standing on!
I know, I checked...I thought it was curled!
 
 
 
 
 
Here is my Card with it's matching envelope!
 

 
I also heat embossed a snowflake on the envelope!
 
 
 
 
Here is the list of items used to make my Card:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
 
Cardstock:
Night of Navy-card base
8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored @ 4 1/4" folded in half
Night of Navy-front panel
3 3/4" x 5"
Silver Foil Sheet-bottom mat
4" x 5 1/4" then 1/2" in, cut the center out (save for another use)
I then used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up the front panel!
The Stampin' Dimensionals are in the four corners (inside the foil)
and 2 in the middle (so no sagging)!
Silver Foil Sheet-strip inside (1/8" x 5 1/4")
 
Stamp Sets:
Winter Wishes-retired, greeting
Snowflake Sentiments-inside sentiment, snowflakes on front and
on the envelope, snowflakes inside
Tin of Tags-largest snowflake on front
 
Ink:
VersaMark Watermark Stampin' Pad-to pre-stamp all for
heat embossing
Pewter Stampin' Emboss Powder-all heat embossing on the front, inside and on the envelope (I decided to use the Pewter instead of the Silver...they look the same to me...just want to use up what I have on hand!)
 
Tool:
Heat Tool-for all heat embossing
 
Accessories:
Silver Metallic Thread-bows and straight thread (to make the snowflakes look like they are hanging!)
Jewels Basic Rhinestone-center of the 3 front snowflakes
 
 
Here is my Card again!
 
 
My Christmas Card stash is growing...how is yours?
 
When you make a card...make two at a time...you have to
cut the Cardstock base in half...you get 2 card bases!
May as well make 2 at a time!
Your stash will grow faster that way!
 
 
 
 
Here is Today's 'C' note!
 
 
 
It is where He wants you to go!
 
 
 
Until the next Post...Blessings and Dreams to you ALL!


 
 



Saturday, October 14, 2017

My Second Cup of Coffee for FMS308

 
 
 
Hello Everyone!
 
 
Welcome back for another peek at another Card
for another Challenge!
 
 
 
This Challenge is for
Freshly Made Sketches #308
 
 
 
 
Here is the Challenge!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here is my Card!
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Here is the inside if my Card!
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here is my Card with it's Envelope!
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Here is the list of items used to make my Card:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
 
Card Stock
Pear Pizzazz-card base
Early Espresso-large mat, inside mat under strip
Soft Suede-Smaller mat and banner with linen bow
Whisper White-inside panel, greeting square
 
DSP:
Coffee Break-front and large panels, inside strips, pot and cup are fussy-cut out of a sheet of
 
Stamp Sets:
Coffee Cake-inside sentiment
Verve Stamps-better with you
 
Classic Stampin' Ink Pad:
Early Espresso-greeting, inside sentiment, cup on envelope
 
Accessories:
Linen Thread-bow on front
 
 
 
Here is my Card again!
 
 
I really am liking this DSP!
 
 
Here is the list of items used to make my Card:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
 
Cardstock:
Pear Pizzazz-card base
Soft Suede-small mat and banner towards the bottom
Early Espresso-large mat. inside mat for the strip
Whisper White-inside panel, greeting oval
 
DSP:
Coffee Break-front larger panel
 
Stamp Set:
Coffee Café-inside sentiment
Verve Stamps-Better With You-greeting
 
Classic Stampin' Ink Pads:
Early Espresso-greeting, inside sentiment, cup on envelope
 
Accessories:
Linin Thread-to make the bow
 
 
 
 
Here is my Card again!
 
 
 
 
Done with my second cup too!
 
 
 
 
 
Here is Today's 'C' note!
 
 
 
 
I am so ready for a nap!
 
 
 
Until the next Post...Blessings and more coffee to you ALL!
 
 
 


A Cup of Coffee for TTTC019

 
 
 
Hello Everyone!
 
 
Thank you for stopping by to peek
at Today's Card!
 
 
Today's Card is one of 2 Cards that I am Posting,
for 2 different Challenges!
 
 
This Card is for a
Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!
 
 
 
Here is the Challenge!
 
 
 
I Chose the Top Row
Green-Coffee-Geometrical Shapes
 
 
 
 
Here is my Card!
 

 
My shapes are round, oval, rectangle, go cup and pot!!!!
 
 
 
 
 
Here is the inside of my Card!
 

 
OK, I will fess up...the oval here is to cover
up a sentiment that I didn't really read right...Hey,
this is while I am working on my first cup of coffee!!!
 
 
 
 
Here is my Card with it's stamped envelope!
 

 
I made 4 of these Cards!
I am trying to get more of these kind of Cards, made
to sell, at a Craft Fair I will be vending in November!
 
 
Here is the list of items used to make my Card:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
 
Cardstock:
Garden Green-card base
Early Espresso-mat, oval mats inside and on front, mat for inside
DSP strip
Whisper White-oval greeting, inside panel
 
DSP:
Coffee Break-front panels, inside strip, fussy-cut go cup and pot
of coffee
 
Stamp Sets:
Coffee Café-greeting, coffee beans on envelope
Verve Stamps: Coffee Helps-inside sentiment
 
Classic Stampin' Ink Pad:
Early Espresso-greeting, inside sentiment, coffee beans on envelope
 
Tools:
Big Shot-die cutting machine
Layering Ovals Framelits-oval mat
Stitched Shapes Framelits-greeting oval
 
 
 
 
 
Here is my Card again!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here is Today's 'C' Note!
 
 
Truth!
 
 
Until the next Post...Blessings and Coffee Love to you ALL!
 



Friday, October 13, 2017

Happy Halloween for a Triple Play!

 
 
 
Hello Everyone!
 
Thanks for peeking in for Today's Card!
 
 
Today's Card covers 3 Challenges!
Hence, the Triple Play!
 
 
 
Here are those 3 Challenges!
 
 
 
The Inspiration Challenge!
 
 
 
 
Create with a Halloween Theme!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Sketch Challenge!
 

 
I cut Basic Black Cardstock like the
pocket but I am calling mine a Cauldron!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Color Challenge!
 

 
 
I used Stampin'Up!
Pumpkin Pie-Lemon Lime Twist-Basic Black
My Neutral is Very Vanilla!
 
 
 
 
Here is my Card!
 
 
 
I wonder what's brewing in the Cauldron?
Looks like Sorcery!
 
 
 
 

 
 
Here is the inside of my Card!
 






 
Love those Bats!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here is my Card with it's stamped to match envelope!
 
 
 
 
A little 'Bat-ty' but I love it!
 
 
 
 
Here is the list of items used to make my Card:
Unless noted, all items are from Stampin'Up!
 
Cardstock:
Pumpkin Pie-card base
Basic Black-Cauldron
Lemon Lime Twist-greeting mat and leaf
Very Vanilla-greeting banner, inside panel
 
DSP:
Spooky Night-front panel, inside strip, cat (fussy-cut from DSP)
 
Stamp Set:
Spooky Fun-retired, greeting, inside sentiment, spider, bats
 
Stamp Pads:
Archival Stampin' Pad in Basic Black-greeting, inside sentiment,
spider, bats inside and on envelope
 
Tools:
Leaf Punch-leaf in cauldron
Triple Banner Punch-greeting and mat banners
 
Accessories:
1/4" Ombre Ribbon-Lemon Lime Twist-cats collar
Brights, Regals Enamel Shapes-on card front
Pearls Basic Jewels-two of the dots, I colored them black
with a black Sharpie!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here is my Card again!
 
 
 
I guess that whatever is brewing...the cat
isn't offended! I guess it is waiting for
it's share of the pot!
 
 
 
 
Here is Today's 'C' note!
 
 
 
Such a Cat!
 
 
On another note...This a.m. was the installation
of the 2 new commodes (toilets)!!!
Took the guy about 1 3/4 hours!
We don't know how long these were here...the house
was built in 1985...so we are guessing these were the
original commodes. The Master Bath was
beyond the...jiggle the handle phase!
And we decided that we may as well
get them both done at the same time too!
Got the handicap ones...better on Mr. Hubster's
knees...he is 6'3" and I swear the commode in the
Master was a kiddo commode. Small and low!
As a joke...
Mr. Hubster says this throne is much better!
Easier on his knees!
Tough to get old!
It's not for wimps!
 
 
Until the next Post...Blessings to you ALL!