Monday, October 29, 2012

Multi-colored leaf

I've had this diecut/embossing folder duo forever, so I decided to break it out...I didn't know how to color the leaf so I just smooshed a bunch of colors onto the paper with daubers...then stamped with woodgrain background...the background behind the leaf is embossed with the strips folder--but horizontally...

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Shadow Birthday

I saw a version of this card on Diana Gibb's blog and decided to try's not my favorite, but still nice...

Ear;y Espresso, River Rock, Whisper White

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Favorite Layout!

This is one of my all-time favorite cards!  I only wish I had more of the Hodgepodge Hardware to make some more!  I love the hardware with the Designer Label behind it!  This is a case from just changed up the hardware and the colors!

D/S paper, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla

Friday, October 26, 2012

Dawn O.'s pinecones

I saw a version of this card on Dawn Olchefske's blog...she always has great stuff...this card uses the technique of inking an embossing folder...Dawn has a great video that makes it sooooo simple....and she had a great tip to ink up the entire folder and run 2 pieces of paper through at one time...the tope picture shows the 2 different papers (one innie and one outtie!)

Check out Dawn's won't be disappointed! Just google her name!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Classic Ornament...

Pretty simple...easy card to mass produce...and not a lot of supplies....the sentiments is a rub-on...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Last but not least....

This is the last card from my stash of card fronts I have to show....

It was made eons ago using a technique called "spotlighting"...the truck image was stamped 2x....once on the Very Vanilla as the focal image and again on a scrap of Very Vanilla that was colored in and punched with a 1 3/8 circle punch...that circle was then adhered to the main image...pretty cool, huh?

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I finally did it...

I finally went through my old bin of SU! demo things (I'm still a demo but just a hobbiest, now)'s been sitting in my attic, collecting dust. As most of the things were old, I did manage to salvage a few card fronts.  I just popped them on a card base and plan to use them soon.   Most of the cards were samples I made for display boards...

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Kitty in the round...

Peach Parfait makes this kitty soft and subtle, instead of scary!

The flags are just different widths, some embossed, some plain....

Friday, October 19, 2012

Halloween Kitty

Same layout as the previous Tweet leaves card...just with this cute kitty!

Only Orange, Basic Black, Concord Crush

(Sad to say, this is one of my last pieces of Only hoo....)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

In reverse...

Christmas, then Thanksgiving?

I loved this Tweet stamp ever since I first laid eyes on it, but I have struggled as to what exactly to do with it.  I saw a version of the main image on Splitcoaststampers and decided to try it.

I stamped in Versamark on Confetti Ivory and embossed with clear EP.  I then sponged 2-3 fall colors over the leaves and wiped dry.  The bird is just stamped on paper and popped up.   The layout I saw on Artfeltimpression...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Simple Snowflake

The Big Shot snowflake diecut and the hand held punch snowflake...with a 1 inch strip of glitter paper...quick, simple and elegant...just think of the color options!

Monday, October 15, 2012

You know you're getting old when... start making 'milestone' cards for your friends!  This card is for my friends' the monochromatic color...the layout is also one of my top 5 faves!

Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Christmas Layout...

See what a great layout this is?!

And super simple!  Decided not to use a sentiment...

Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla

Friday, October 12, 2012

Same layout...but girly!

I used the same layout to make some pretty plain and get well can adjust the size of the circle to fit your image...used pearls instead of brads to anchor the strips of D/S paper...

Pear Pizzaz, Marina Mist, Concord Crush, Whisper White

Thursday, October 11, 2012


I loved this layout so much, that when I was asked to make a 65th birthday card for my friend's uncle, I knew exactly what I wanted to do....

The strips are 1/2 in can butt them up together or leave a sliver of space between them...I used the 1 inch square punch to make the 'tails'...this time I also add 3 brads to anchor the strips to the card...the small piece of ribbon is a tiny scrap folded in half...

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

45 down...30 to go!

I vowed last December to make a few Christmas cards every month (starting January!) so that when it came to the week I have to send out holiday cards, I would be so stressed trying to make 75 cards!

I'm proud to say that I have about 45 cards made!  So the last 30 don't seem too overwhelming!

Here's one that I love! The new reindeer...with a tiny orna,ent hanging from his the layout as well...great card for scraps of D/S paper!

Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


I just couldn't resist!  I had this small piece of striped paper just sitting on my desk....what better way to use it than this layout?

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Striped birthday

I needed some male birthday cards, and this is a great go-to card.  It's great for males or females (I did this originally in girly colors) young and old...

This is a CASE from the demo mag Stampin' Success...

On one of the cards, I added a scallop along the bottom of the center piece...I like it either way!

Bliss Blue, Early Expresso, Very Vanilla, D/S paper pack, Island Indigo

Friday, October 5, 2012

Absolute CASE

Totally CASEd this from Diana Gibbs...color and all!  Just changed the hardware, as I didn't have the one she used...I love the look of the little flags/banners on cards these days!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Mature Anniversary

My friend, Kim, needed an Anniversary card for her parents...I wanted something sophisticated and pretty...

Always (stamp set) Teeny Tiny Wishes

Peach Parfait, Basic Gray, Blush Blossom

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

40th birthday

My friend, Kim, commissioned me to make some cards for her family and's the first female 40th...I love the small pack of D/S's so versatile!  Great for male cards. female cards and even Christmas!
Number Birthday card

Monday, October 1, 2012

Doesn't always translate...

I saw this layout, done for Valentine's Day (with cupid and hearts)...and I thought I would give it a try with butterflies....not sure it came out in a good way...I do, however, River Rock and Basic Black together....