Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Candies

Trick or Treat.....
I made these candies for my students!  Aren't they sooo cute?!  I just love the googly eyes!

These candies are for my teacher friends!  They are going to love these!  

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween is almost here....

CASE'ing a simple but oh so pretty card....
I first saw this card on Pinterest and I KNEW I had to CASE it.  I needed a card for my aunt and knew this would be perfect for her!  I think she is going to LOVE it!  :)  I got the idea from Penny Smiley.  I just love the embossing folder with the flags, and that button!  I also used my NEW Cutting Tool from Stampin' Up!  I am hoping to make my first video using this tool!  It's so awesome and so much better than the old one!

Very Vanilla Card Stock
Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP
Very Vanilla Sheer Ribbon
Spiderweb Embossing Folder
Metallic Buttons

Friday, October 26, 2012

Fab Friday #5

Here we are for another Fab Friday Challenge!  This week Mindy has an awesome sketch for us....
I am really starting to get the hang of using flags in my stamping!  :)  I saw a tag using this stamp set and just had to try it out as a card!  I just LOVE using Daydream Medallions as a wreath!  Wait until you see my other card using the same stamp set (coming tomorrow!).  

And just a little shout out to my Detroit Tigers who are playing in the World Series!  I have been a Tiger fan since I was born so this is a big thing for me!  Go TIGERS!  :)

Make sure to check out the other designers blogs and leave us some love (in the form of comments)!  
Design Team:

(all Stampin' Up!)
Greetings of the Season and Daydream Medallion Stamp Sets
Real Red and Gumball Green Ink
Crumb Cake, Garden Green and Whisper White Card Stock
Real Red Glimmer Paper
Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder
Floral Frames Framelits 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Mojo Monday #264

This is my first time creating for the Mojo Monday Challenge!  I had the idea for this card but needed a good layout.  I think this layout works perfect for sparkles and snowflakes!  I am in LOVE with purple and green together!

I used a sponge with the Elegant Eggplant reinker to color the snowflake.  It's really hard to tell but when you compare it to the plain silver glimmer paper, you can really tell!  I also made my own DSP using the Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set, Elegant Eggplant Card Stock, VersaMark ink and the Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.  I love the sparkle for this holiday season!

Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set
Snow Flurry Bigz Die
Silver Glimmer Paper
Candlelight Christmas Speciality DSP
Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder Card Stock and Ink
3/8" Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon
Wisteria Wonder 3/8" Brads
Extra-Large Oval and Scallop Edge Border Punch
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
3 1/2" Circle Die
Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss Powder
VersaMark Ink Pad
**All supplies from Stampin' Up!**

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Cute Ghosts

I am all about CUTE for Halloween.  Aren't these 3 little ghosts so cute?  I love how the Stampin' Up! Owl Builder punch can be converted into so many other things, one of which is this super cute ghost.  I made this card for my nephew, I think he will love the googly eyes with the silver spider web (he is only 5)!  I wanted to make sure to get this card up so the supply list won't be up today... sorry!  If you have a specific question, feel free to leave a comment and I will get right back to you!  

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Paper Players #117

I needed to kick-start my stamping this week with a challenge.  I had just received my new Regals Stampin' Write Markers and the Bravo Burgandy Ink Pad (somehow I didn't have this ink pad, not sure how I was missing it) and wanted to get them used!  So... this challenge was perfect for me!  I love color challenges, they help my creativity A LOT!  :)
Because I am from up north, I know (and love) the feeling of fall.  The leaves changing, the crisp colors, the cooler weather, and the apple cider (and fresh donuts!).  This card reminds me of a cool fall day in Michigan!

I knew I wanted to use Gently Falling and my new pack of Natural Composition DSP.  I also wanted to incorporate a fun fold into this card.  I really love how this card turned out!  Tweet Leaves die cut on top of the leaves die works out perfect! 

As you can see I sponged color on the Natural Composition DSP.  I used both the Cajun Craze and Bravo Burgandy.  I wanted to make it look like actual tree bark and I think it does.  I also love the look of the blue bird with the dark leaves, such a great contrast! 
This is the inside of the card, I used the extra die cut outs and two different sentiment sets!  I know I will need to use this card sometime in the month of November!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Fab Friday Challenge #4

It's another Fab Friday Challenge!  I cannot believe this is our fourth challenge and we are back to colors.  Boy oh' boy did Mindy pick a hard one for me!  As soon as I saw these colors I knew what stamp set I was going to use for this challenge.
I borrowed this stamp set from a friend to "try it out" to see if I wanted to buy it myself.  After one inking, I definitely want to buy this stamp set!
How did I make the image all those colors?  Well, let me tell you!  I inked the stamp in Mightnight Muse and then sponged all over the image with Summer Starfruit and Island Indigo!  I also tore up the edges of the image to make it look worn.  All supplies are listed at the end of the post.

Make sure to hop along and check out the other members of the Design Teams awesome posts!  Please leave us comments if you are enjoying our challenge!
Design Team:

Postage Due Stamp Set
Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo and Midnight Muse Ink and Card Stock
Naturals White Card Stock
Island Indigo DSP (in the 2011-2013 DSP Stack)
Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon
Postage Stamp Punch

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

CASE'ing a Thank You and Blog Candy

I CASE'd this card from the exclusive demonstrator magazine Stampin' Success!  It's not an exact CASE, but that is the best part of CASE'ing.  Nothing has to be exact!  :)
I used my new Natural Composition DSP - I love how thick it is!  The patterns are great and embossed.   I have a few other ideas spinning in my head for this DSP!  I used Patio Party for the flags... 

Lacey and Lovely Stamp Set
Summer Starfruit and Primrose Petal Card Stock
Staz-on Black ink
Patio Party and Natural Composition DSP
Elegant Butterfly Punch
Itty Bitty Shapes Flower Punch

Blog Candy!!!
  You will receive a free roll of any color of the Stitched Satin 2012-2014 in-color ribbon!  How do you receive this?  First, become my subscriber for my blog!  Second, Look back over my blog and tell me your favorite posting/ project or card!  Finally, please leave a comment with your answer!  I will pick a winner on Friday at 7pm!  

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Perfectly Preserved Pears

Perfectly Preserved is a set I hadn't originally wanted to get from the mini catalog.  But, as stamping goes, I saw so many cute projects, I decided I had to get it!  I didn't add a sentiment because I am waiting for the Bitty Banners Framelits.  
The Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper I used is my favorite DSP in the catalog.  I might have said that about the Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP too (and I might say that about the Christmas paper too!).  The piercing around the edge of the window frame is my favorite look!  :)

Perfectly Preserved Bundle
Orchard Harvest DSP
Cajun Craze and Old Olive Card Stock
Designer Ribbon Slides
Window Framelits
Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
Crumb Cake 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Handstamped Sentiments #138

I haven't participated in a challenge for fun lately so I decided to make this card... I never thought of "tangerine" for a fall card but I decided to go with it today.  :)  
I am excited to use this card for a friend's birthday coming up!  You could totally switch up the sentiment for a thank you, etc...

Gently Falling Stamp Set
Perfect Punches Stamp Set
Island Indigo and Tangerine Tango Card Stock and Ink
Early Espresso Core-dinations Card Stock and Ink
Woodgrain Embossing Folder
Island Indigo Ribbon

Thursday, October 4, 2012

October Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop

Welcome to the October Blog Hop!  You hopped over from Shellie's Creative blog, she always comes up with something so creative!  This month has started out crazy for me and besides my foot being in a boot, I helped my parents rescue a dog today.... I have had this idea for the 3-d item in my head all month and it didn't really turn out the way I intended but I still love it's simplicity.  I can't wait to give both items out as a gift later this month!
I admit that I have been so busy I couldn't come up with anything creative myself, so I did the next best thing... I CASE'd this card from LeAnne Pugliese's website.  I am so thankful for Pinterest when I am lacking the creative juices to come up with something on my own.  I added Dazzling Details to the bow on the witch's hat if you can't see it!  :)

I just LOVE candy corn.  I had intended on mixing it with dry roasted peanuts, but I had a class Sunday and we used that mix for our treat bags.  So this container only has candy corn.  It's still VERY yummy!  I love the layered colors, which gives the elusion that it's a piece of candy corn!

Spooky Bingo Bits Stamp Set
Tricky Treats Stamp Set
Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, and Whisper White Card Stock
Staz On Black Ink
Pumpkin Pie Ink
Spider Web and Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folders
3 1/2" Circle Die
2 1/2" Circle, 1" Circle and 1 1/4" Circle Punches
Curly Label Punch
Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP
Basic Black 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Dazzling Details

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun! you are here!
  3. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
  4. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  5. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  6. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  7. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
  8. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  9. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  10. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  11. Nancy B of Momma B Stampin'
  12. Terry B of Goin' Over the Edge

Monday, October 1, 2012

Leaves are Falling!

Fall is here!
This card is one of the cards we will be making in my October "Fall" Chicks and Chocolate classes.  Participants will receive the Tweet Leaves stamp that is featured!  I did order one of the new ink pads in Early Espresso since, as you can see, my current pad is a bit dry!  I will have sentiments available for the girls to pick from to make this card their "own".  

Early Espresso "Core-dinations" Card Stock
Crumb Cake Card Stock
Early Espresso Ink
Sanding System
Autumn Accents
Woodgrain Embossing Folder
Tweet Leaves Stamp
Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper