October 31, 2012

Triple Stamp Card Hop ~

So glad you took the time to hop in today! This is another 1st for me....creating a triple stamp card! I have seen so many gorgeous cards but have never been willing to try it until now. You can find a great tutorial here....   Our awesome hostess Ashley has Blog Candy up for grabs so be sure and visit her blog to see how you can be entered to win! If you arrived from Ashley W. then you are in the right place.
This is the 1st card I created. I was proud that I completed it but wasn't really happy with the quality of the stamped image.   
So, on to card #2. I adhered the 3 layers to be stamped with removable glue dots. 

 With a piece of scratch paper under the layers, I stamped my image.
 I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers.
 I took the layers apart, leaving the glue dots on, and cut my matting layers.
 Be sure you have the layers in the right direction when you put them all together! 
 And here is my 2nd finished card.
For my 3rd card (practice makes perfect right?), I adhered the layers and covered the bottom portion with copy paper I used blue ink to create the sky and using the background snowflake stamp, I heat embossed the snowflakes with white glitter embossing powder.
 The heat sort of bent the paper a bit but I put a paper pad over it and the layers settled down nicely. 
I triple stamped the tree image and added glitter paper for the snow. This is still a work in progress. Need to add the sentiment and a ribbon or something at the top....maybe some pearl pen ornaments or birds on the trees. I wasn't happy with the placement of the trees so it got put to the side. How many projects do YOU have on your sidebar??? lol I will eventually get my mojo back and have a brilliant idea with which to finish it. Don't worry....it's not alone....there are many other "works in progress" to keep it company.
Sending a big THANK YOU to our hostess Ashley for pushing me yet again to try something new!! 

I hope you gained a little inspiration while hopping with us today! 
I will be giving away BLOG CANDY to 1 lucky Trick or Treater....it IS Halloween after all (and I won't even ask you to smell my feet - just become a follower if you aren't already)!!! 
Drawing will be held on Saturday 11/3/12 and posted right here in this very spot. 
~~~~~ Have a great day and a super safe Halloween everyone ~~~~~
With the tragedy in the northeast, I feel so super blessed at this point in my life therefore I have chosen TWO winners today. I asked my husband to pick 2 numbers between 1 and 22. He said 8 and 13 (which is our anniversary date...isn't he sweet?)
Congratulations to Lori and Pamela!!! Please email your address to msmith38652@gmail.com
Thanks to everyone that stopped by and became followers. So thankful for you as well!! 

October 30, 2012

Cut It Up ~ Challenge #4

The deadline for the Cut It Up Challenge #4 entries is October 31st so you still have time to play along! All you have to do is create a Halloween project using at least 1 die cut!

Red Carpet Studios current challenge is to create a card using pumpkins or other Halloween elements!

Supplies used:
Cricut Celebrate with Flourish Cartridge
The Paper Studio - Trick or Treat Paper Pad
The Paper Studio - Scallop Circle Punch
Polymark Fabric Paint
Pop dot behind the sentiment
Brads and sticker from my stash

Here is another card I created for a previous hop using the same cartridge.
Hope everyone has a safe and spooky Halloween!

October 29, 2012

Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge ~

The deadline for getting your Valentine/Love cards in to OWH is December 31st so I thought I would get a head start by creating one for this week's sketch challenge.

Still trying to figure out how NOT to get pink images when using the light box but hopefully, you get the idea. I used red cardstock. The heart and XO papers are from The Paper Studio. The banner edge was created using The Paper Studio square punch. The chipboard sentiment is from Studio G and is adhered with thin foam strips. The heart was a button and the gems are from my stash. I didn't have any red ones so I colored the white ones with a marker to match. Hope everyone has a wonderful and crafty week!!
Ok...the sun is up so here is a picture taken outdoors in the natural light...lol

October 10, 2012

Sketch/Circle Challenge

If you are looking for the winners from the World Cardmaking Day Hop, click on the 10/6/12 post and scroll to the bottom just above the prize pics.

There were 2 challenges this week that I wanted to take part in and this card is perfect for both!
Pamela's World of Scrap - Create a card using 1 of the 5 sketches provided.
Operation Write Home-ODBD - Create a card with circles.
What a great way to use up those scraps! Go check them out and see what you come up with!

Pamela has a HUGE giveaway going on in honor of World Cardmaking Day ~ Click here for details ~ You are not going to want to miss this one!

October 6, 2012

OWH World Card Making Hop ~

Hi there ~ Thanks so much for taking time out to hop along with us! There is inspiration galore throughout this hop so I will make this short and sweet. I used OWH sketch #84 for inspiration. 
(Whoops, just noticed that the ribbon is going the wrong direction. That makes it "unique" right? )
To help get you in the mood for wintery weather, I'm offering Blog Candy ~ Winner's Choice! If there are more than 50 comments, I will draw 2 winners! Drawing to be held on 10/10/12 and announced right here on this very post! You don't have to become a follower but I would sure be thankful if you did :-) 
~~~Sending a big ole Thank You to everyone that took the time to stop by and hop with us ~~~ WINNERS::::::::::: #24 Stacy B and #31 Heather!!!! Ladies, please send your preference of prize pack (1st come 1st serve) and your address to me at msmith38652@gmail.com. If you don't have a Cricut Imagine, let me know and I will make substitutions! 

I hope you gather lots of great ideas and inspiration as you continue your journey through this hop! If you need more, I have pinned lots of awesome cards on my OWH Pinterest board. Have a great day!

Challenge #32 ~ Ocean Life

Hello and welcome to challenge #32 showcasing ocean life! For this card, I used the adorable Fintastic Friends stamp set from Lawn Fa...