Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Halloween Pocket for cQc #212

I'm late doing my Halloween cards but here's one that I made today and it fits this week's colourQ Challenge #212.

Everyone else is probably done with their Christmas cards but I have to get to Thanksgiving next and then Christmas :-)  But first I have to sell my house!  Not sure that I'll get all that done! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Here's the colourQ challenge:

Stamps: A Pocketful and A Pocketful: Halloween (WP9)
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Whisper White, ret Halloween dsp (SU)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark
Accessories: Black hemp twine, white embossing powder (SU), A Pocketful die (WP9), dimensionals

Monday, October 21, 2013

Sunday Stamps Color Challenge

I have been really inspired by Lime Doodle lately but especially by her cards using embossing paste.  I tried to purchase it online but it has been out of stock for a while. I guess everyone else is inspired too. So I searched for an alternative and came up with spackling paste. Yup. The hardware store saved the day. Half the price and twice the quantity. I don't know how it compares to "embossing paste" but it worked great for me. Here's my card in honor of Lime Doodle and this week's color challenge at Sunday Stamps.

My only stencil is an old checks pattern that I used to use for, amazingly enough, stenciling with paint. I've ordered more stencils and can't wait to get them. So I attached the stencil to my paper with post-its and used an old business card to spread the paste over it. Being haphazard and free flowing is not one of my strong points but I tried to let it be a bit messy and not fill in every square. After the paste dried I attached the "thanks" die cuts with some Glossy Accents but a fine line glue stick would probably have been better.  Does anyone know how to attach them so they are popped up and the dimensionals don't show?

Lastly I added the twine and button.

I'm looking forward to making more cards using this paste!  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: I guess I didn't use any
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Island Indigo, More Mustard (SU), cheap white
Accessories: Linen Thread,  Earth Elements button (SU), glue dots, spackling paste, dimensionals, Glossy Accents
Tools: Simon Says Stamp Thanks die, Checks stencil

Edited 11/4:  My card was picked as a Sunday Stamps Top Pick. Wahoo!!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Season's Greetings with Two Feet Deep

This is my first card using my new PTI set Two Feet Deep.  I had major issues with the sled. The middle portion just would not stamp no matter what I did. This was the best of all my attempts.  I'll keep at it as I really like this set.

I embossed the white background with the PTI linen texture plate. The tag, the sled and the wreath are all on dimensionals.

Hope you've had a nice weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Two Feet Deep (PTI)
Paper: White (PTI), Early Espresso, Crumb Cake (SU)
Ink: Early Espresso, Real Red, Handsome Hunter (SU)
Tools: Tag Sale #3 die, Two Feet Deep dies, Linen texture plate (PTI)
Accessories: Hemp twine, dimensionals

Monday, October 14, 2013

All Is Calm

Another card for the Wednesday Simon Says Stamp Challenge to use a clear stamp.

I don't do much embossing, probably because I never like how it turns out, but I had this idea and wanted to give it a go. Well I still like the idea but as you can see the embossing did have issues.

Everything is stamped with VersaMark and then embossed with white. I used an embossing buddy and still got little speckles plus the trees just didn't quite emboss all the way.  And this was the third try. Do I need a new embossing buddy, a new VersaMark pad, new embossing powder, clean the stamp better???  Couldn't be my technique, right :-)   Any advice out there?  Maybe I'll give it one more try.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Stamps: Let It Snow (Avery Elle)
Paper: Stamper's Select White (PTI), Basic Black (SU)
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories: Dimensionals, White embossing powder (SU)

Reverse Confetti SFYTT #5 & Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Good Monday Morning!  Today I have a card for this month's sketch at Reverse Confetti and also for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  I just got these cute little planes from Simon Says Stamps and thought they would work quite nicely.

Here's the Sketch.....  And the Wednesday Challenge to use a rubber or clear stamp...


Here's my Supplies....
Stamps: Flying By (Lawn Fawn)
Paper: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Real Red, Whisper White, Sent With Love DSP (SU)
Ink: Island Indigo (SU), Versafine Onyx
Accessories: dimensionals
Tools: Stripes EF, Paper Piercing Pack Essentials to pierce the circles (SU), Small Planes die (SSS),  Circle Nestabilities

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Happy 8 Month Bday Titus!

Today is my cutie pie grandson's 8 month birthday. This is for you Titus!

I used the new PTI Cover Plate: Snow Drifts to make the hills. I cut a curve into the bottom side of the upper hill since it was straight across and I didn't think it looked quite right.  Each of the trucks is popped up on dimensionals.  I used clouds from the Little Hot Rod set as the puffs of smoke behind each truck.

Thanks for stopping by!

Oh, and here he is. It's not a great shot. We were Facetiming today and I snapped a screen shot as he tried to figure out the computer. 

Stamps: Boy Basics: Truckin' It, Little Hot Rod (PTI), Just Beachy (SU)
Paper: Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Real Red, Whisper White (SU)
Ink: Night of Navy, Real Red, Going Gray, Daffodil Delight, Sahara Sand, Black
Accessories: dimensionals
Tools: Cover Plate: Snow Drifts, By the Numbers (PTI), Aquapainter

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Thanks! and Simon Says Stamp Challenge

I needed a "Thanks" card and so I pulled out my new Simon Says Stamp Friend Flags set.  Quick and easy :-)  This is also for the Wednesday Simon Says Stamp Challenge to use a rubber or clear stamp.

The thanks flag is popped up on dimensionals.

Have a great weekend!

Stamps: Friend Flags (Simon Says Stamps)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Sweater Weather DSP (SU)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Hemp twine, dimensionals
Tools: Flag On A Line die (Simon Says Stamp)

Thursday, October 10, 2013


This card is for my SIL's bday next week. I actually made this card before yesterday's card. It's a case of a card by Amy Kolling to get the creative juices flowing. I really liked this layout and have seen many very fun cards using it. (see RS#83 and Muse#33)

Stamps: Live Love Life (PTI)
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Versafine Onyx
Accessories: Baker's twine, dimensionals

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Snow Drifts

Good Morning!  I have a card today that uses Papertrey Ink's new Cover Plate: Snow Drifts die.

Here you can see how a couple of the little trees are popped up. I then added the sentiment and also stamped some falling snow with VersaMark and then embossed with white.  Finally some twine finished it off.

A pretty easy card using the cover plate. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Two Feet Deep (PTI)
Paper: Baroque Burgundy, Sahara Sand, Whisper White (SU)
Ink: Baroque Burgundy, VersaMark
Accessories: White embossing powder, linen thread (SU)
Tools: Cover Plate: Snow Drifts (PTI)

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