Thursday, October 31, 2013

Have A Dog-Gone Good Birthday!


Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog.  Anne Harmon our challenge hostess for October finishes off the month with another fun challenge.

In honor of Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, our challenge this week is to make a card with a dog theme.

For my card today I used Papertrey Ink’s Instant Photo Pull Out die to create my card. The dog and dog house are from Our Craft Lounge.


Here is the pull out portion of my card … the sentiment on the right hand side is from Rubbernecker.


Here are both sections of my card together.

Don’t forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Stamps: Pat the Dawg House; Pat the Dog – Our Craft Lounge; “Pawsitively Doggone Great Day – Rubbernecker; Dog Gone Birthday – Paper Pretties
Paper: Cream; Brown; DP – My Memories
Other: Black Ink; Papertrey Ink Instant Photo Pull Out Die; Papertrey Ink Bubble Talk Die; Eyelet; Red Hemp Cord; Foam Tape; Copics



Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wishing You A Super Birthday!


Hi everyone,

Today is my younger daughter’s birthday, she loves anything Batman or DC comic super hero related…. it has to be DC! So for her card this year I decided to make her a Super Hero card.


Here is the front of the card. All stamps used on this card are digital stamps from Digital Stamps by Louby Loo. These were released a few months back and I knew as soon as I saw them I had to use them for a card for my daughter.

The background on the front is also one of the digital stamps … it comes in landscape format, but I played around so it could be printed in portrait. I used my copic airbrush to color the background piece.


Here is the inside of my card. The designer papers used here are also digital papers from Digital Stamps by Louby Loo.

Of course I had to make a pop up card for my daughter, using Karen Burniston’s Sizzix A2 Pop N Cuts Card Base, Sizzix Sassy Labels Pop N Cuts Insert.


For the sentiment panel I used Sizzix Sassy Labels & Stitched Frame Framelits … love the stitching around the red panel. The sentiment is stamped on the fishtail banner from the Sizzix Banner & Borders Thinlits set.

The sentiment is computer generated.


Here is one last photo of the inside of my card. I added a few stars to the bottom panel.

Digital Stamps: Bat Brian; Bat Briana; Super Samantha; Super Scottie; Super Hero Accessory Set – Digital Stamps by Louby Loo
Paper: White; Yellow; Blue; Red; Super Hero Digital Paper – Digital Stamps by Louby Loo
Sizzix Dies: Pop N Cuts A2 Card Base; Pop N Cuts Sassy Labels Insert; Sassy Labels & Stitched Frames Framelits; Banner & Borders Thinlits



Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Happy Halloween!


Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time again over on the Riley and Company blog. This time round it is Kelly Santi’s  turn to host the challenge.

Kelly has challenged us to a Spook-tacular Greetings! Create a card/project using a spooky, haunted, Halloween theme. In addition, please use ORANGE on your card somewhere in the coloring, paper, ink, etc.

For my card I have used Riley and Company’s Franken-Riley 

Riley Challenge Winner copy

Want to play along????

If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you!  So get stamping Riley fans :).

To play create a card using Riley and Company images. Once you have created your card/project come back here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to this post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to include the keyword RILEY2213. We can't wait to see what you create!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today so see what they created for this challenge.

Stamps: Franken-Riley – Riley and Company;
Paper: White; Black; Orange; Haunted Hallows DP – Teresa Collins
Other: Black Ink; Taylored Expressions Gothic Window Accessories; Simon Says Stamps Circle On A Line Die; Foam Tape; Copics



Monday, October 28, 2013

Happy Owl-O-Ween!


Hi everyone,

It’s only a few days now until it is Halloween so I just had to create one more Halloween card to share with you all.

This card uses Taylored Expressions Owl-O-Ween stamp & die set and the Cherry Lynn Designs Step card template.


Here is another view of my card.


Here is the inside of my card … I added a spider web and another of the owls that I used on the front of my card.

Stamps: Owl-O-Ween – Taylored Expressions; From Me To You – Taylored Expressions; Hooooo To You – Impression Obsession.
Paper: White; Black; Orange; Haunted Hallows DP – Teresa Collins; Mischievous DP – My Mind’s Eye
Other: Black Ink; Cherry Lynn Designs Step Card Die; MFT Die-namics Circle Stax 1 & 2; There She Goes Spider Web Border; Owl-O-Ween Die – Taylored Expressions; From Me To You Die – Taylored Expressions; Gothic Window Accessories Die – Taylored Expressions; Foam Tape; Copics



Sunday, October 27, 2013

Rebus–“Y” Words


Hi all,

It is time for another rebus swap to share with you all. This time round we are continuing our journey through the dictionary and have landed on the letter “Y” …. wow only one more letter to go to the end of the alphabet!

If you would like to solve it, why not post a comment to this blog post with your answers. I will let you know what the correct answers are next time I post a rebus card here.

How did you go working out the solutions for my September Rebus which was Beatles Songs…. here are the correct answers for you to check how you did.

  1. Baby You’re A Rich Man
  2. Hey Jude
  3. Penny Lane
  4. All You Need Is Love
  5. Michelle
  6. Matchbox
  7. Please Please Me
You can find all my past rebus cards here.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Wishing You A Merry Little Christmas

Hello everyone,
It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.  Our challenge hostess for October Silke Ledlow finishes off the month with one last challenge.
October is Silke’s birthday month...she loves birthdays and presents!!! Of course who doesn’t!!!!
To celebrate Silke’s birthday, Silke is giving away her absolute favorite FLOURISHES STAMP SET to one lucky winner!!! If you want a chance to win this head on over to Silke’s blog and leave a comment.
All you have to do is create a *CARD* using your *ABSOLUTE FAVORITE STAMP SET*!!!!
In order to qualify for the prize, don't forget to tell us why it's you favorite stamp set!!! We will announce the lucky winner next Saturday!!! So, don't forget to come back!!!
I am not sure if I have an absolute favorite stamp set … I love all my stamps hehe! So I decided to go with one of my favorite new Christmas stamp sets I have purchased this year from Papertrey Ink.
I love using my sizzix card dies so this time round I decided to use my Sizzix Circle Flip It die.
For my flip it card today I added an extra flap so that I can add a greeting or whatever. To do this I cut my card at 10 inches long and then scored at 3 inches from the right hand side of the card and folded that in. Then I placed the card so the fold was just inside the cut line of the die.
Here is one last view of my card, this time fully extended.
Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Stamps: Holiday Cheer; Instant Photo Holiday – Papertrey Ink
Paper: White; Red; Green; Twinkle Sugar Cookie DP – Basic Grey
Other: Black Ink; Green Ink; Brown Ink; Red Ink; MFT Die-namics Circle Stax 1 & 2; Sizzix Circle Flip Its Die; Papertrey Ink Holiday Cheer Die; Foam Tape


Friday, October 25, 2013

From Our Family To Yours!


Hi everyone,

It’s now only 2 months to Christmas, so I figured I should get some more Christmas cards made. As you can see I have made another Pop N Cuts card.


I have used Karen Burniston’s Sizzix A2 card base and the new Sizzix Multi Tier Insert which is what I used to create the present on this card. I pop out all the tiers for this pop up adding the bow to the top tier and the “To You and Yours” on the bottom tier.


The Merry Christmas on the bottom flap is from the new Sizzix Circle & Labels Stitched Framelits set. I also used one of the borders from the Sizzix Banners & Borders Thinlits set.


Here is one more photo of the inside of my card so you can see it side on.


And let’s not forget the front of my card. I wanted the front to look like a present so I used striped paper and added the Papertrey Ink Double Bow which I die cut from red felt. The sentiment is stamped onto a tag which is from Karen’s Sizzix Gift Card Holder.

Stamps: Holiday Cheer; Instant Photo Holidays – Papertrey Ink
Paper: White; Red; Green; Season’s Greetings DP – Echo Park
Sizzix Dies: Pop N Cuts A2 Card Base; Pop N Cuts Multi Tier Insert; Circle & Labels Stitched Framelits Set; Banner & Borders Thinlits Set; Gift Card Holder
Other: Black Ink; Red Felt; MFT Die-namics Circle Stax; MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax; Papertrey Ink Double Bow Die; Foam Tape