Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Addicted To Stamps Challenge




I decided to venture outside my usual box and played with a brand new (to me) challenge called Addicted to Stamps. The design team is uber talented and they have so many wonderful cards to get your mojo flowing!  The current theme is "Autumn Colors" and it was perfect to get a card done for pastor appreciation Sunday that's coming up soon.


I started by stenciling this leafy background with Antique Linen and Bundled Sage distress oxide inks.  I then added some tendrils with Forest Moss distress oxide ink and popped up a pumpkin (Spiced Marmalade) and some leaves (Peeled Paint) from Simon Says Stamp's Ornate Leaves stamp set.  It required fussy cutting which reminds me I need to check their store to see if they have matching dies.  I thought this verse from Jeremiah 17:7 - a Plain Jane stamp from the former Verve store - would be perfect for our pastor! 

So...if you attend a church...please remember the pastor during this month which is nationally recognized as pastor appreciation month!  They have a difficult and often underappreciated job!

Monday, October 22, 2018

The Paper Players


I'm needing thank you cards to send to friends who were so kind to bring us food following my surgery! What a blessing that was!  This particular card was created with The Paper Players Challenge in mind.  Their theme is apples, so I immediately went to Reverse Confetti's Class Act stamp set!  Who doesn't love a polka dotted apple - lol?!  It is also a challenge to create a clean and simple design.

Patterned paper is by Recollections and embellishments include a couple of brads and a tiny library clip that I've been hoarding.  

So, that's all for now...thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches


I finally got around to inking up this new Reverse Confetti Christmas Candles stamp set with matching dies when I saw the fun sketch for the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge! I just love the Stitched Rays Cover Panel for card backgrounds but had to tweak the sentiment placement a bit. I colored with Zig watercolor markers on PTI cardstock...not exactly a good choice since I couldn't blend as well as I could have on watercolor CS.



Since I just had my surgery on Thursday for breast cancer, my stamina isn't the greatest and I was too lazy to get out my Copic tote! :-/  Thus the choice to use my Zig markers.  I forgot to mention earlier that I gold embossed the images with Altenew's gold embossing powder and added Crystal Ice Stickles to the flame.

Thanks so much for stopping by...

Friday, October 19, 2018

Wedding Card


I mistakenly sold the wedding card I had made for a young couple in church, so had to create a new one at the last minute! I started with Reverse Confetti's Leaf Cover Panel in white on white for the background.  I stamped a variety of flowers and leaves from RC's Blooms 'n Buds stamp set using RC inks then die cut them with the matching dies.  The sentiment is from RC's Bitty Banners set and was stamped x 3 using a MISTI and Versafine Onyx Black ink.  


I added some Crystal Ice Stickles to the centers of the small teal flowers since the bride is really into glitter and sparkle.  I should have chosen a different design to be able to add more bling - lol!
That's all for now...thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

CTD515/CASEing Amy



It's time again for a new Color Throwdown Challenge and I was thrilled to see green, kraft and white as the color palette chosen by Jodi - our hostess this week! I have to give Amy Sheffer total credit for her inspiring card she posted HERE during the last Reverse Confetti release!  


I just loved her water colored Triangle Trees paired with the Snowflake Trio die set.  I switched it up by making a vertical version with fewer trees and used kraft CS instead of patterned paper.  I used Yellow Green and Sap Green paints from Mijello Mission Gold Class water colors after white embossing the trees on Ranger's watercolor card stock. This Tall Stripe Panel die - a favorite "go to" die for backgrounds - worked out well.  I added fine glitter to the snow flakes after die cutting them from a sturdy white CS (Papertrey Ink).  Because they are so delicate, I added a metal shim to the "sandwich" when running them through my Big Shot.  The red sequins really added a final pop of color!

Supplies I used...
STAMPS:  Triangle Trees (Reverse Confetti).
PAPER: Kraft, White, Black (PTI); Ranger watercolor CS.
INK: Versamark.
DIES: Triangle Tree, Snowflake Trio, Tall Stripe Panel - all by Reverse Confetti.

For more inspiration from the rest of the design team, click on their blog links below:          

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Stock Your Stash


 One of my fave fall stamp sets is the Pumpkin Patch set by Reverse Confetti! At least 3 of the pumpkins have sentiments related to "thanks", so I knew I wanted to go with one of them for the October Stock Your Stash challenge which has a Thanksgiving and Friendship theme.



This was a really quick and easy CAS design to complete! Check out my enabler's list below...

STAMPS: Pumpkin Patch (Reverse Confetti).
PAPER: Fright Night, Tangerine (Reverse Confetti); White, True Black (Papertrey Ink).
INK: Tangerine, Dark Roast, Parakeet (RC); Lucky Limeade, Old Olive, Garden Green (SU).
DIES: Stitched Rectangle and Fishtail Flags STAX Die-Namics by My Favorite Things; Pumpkin Patch (Reverse Confetti).

Paper Players and CAS(E) This Sketch




Good morning! It's another cloudy day in VA and looks like chillier, coat-wearing weather is in the forecast! I needed a sympathy card for a former coworker who lost her 98 year old mother last week, so I thought Jaydee's warm fall colors for the current Paper Players Challenge would be perfect for this wreath focal point. 




I also used Donna Mikasa's great sketch for the CAS(E) This
Sketch challenge that is currently running.

My card design is pretty self-explanatory, so I'll just get right to the list of what I used.

STAMPS: Wreath For All Seasons (Papertrey Ink), Watercolor Wonder (Papertrey Ink), Calla Lillies (Flourishes).
PAPER: Vintage Cream (PTI).
INK: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Garden Green.
DIES: Stitched Rectangle and Circle STAX and label Die-Namics by My Favorite Things.
MISC: Washi tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by...