Sunday, October 16, 2011

how tweet of you

Got my new Paper Smooches stamps, "My Peeps"....hooray!  If you get a chance, go check out this set...too cute!  Here's my first card using this set...
And now to this week's challenges.  A Halloween card using my "Boris" stamp, which I adore to bits, and goes well with the flasks from the "Halloweenie" set from Paper Smooches.
Here's this weeks Play Date Cafe's challenge
I love how the heat embossed ginkgo leaves turned out, unfortunately it does not show as well in this photo...

And, I can't believe it, I've actually made a Christmas card in October...this has never happened before - usually, I'm scrabbling around in December, trying to make tons of last minute cards for friends.  I would like to think, this will continue...I doubt it :-)  Here's this week's CASE Study card by Nikki Estes, along with my interpretation.  Again, the photo doesn't show it well, but I tired to imitate the textile on her card by using  I my PTI Linen impression plate and rouging up the edges.

Live well,

Card Recipe:  how tweet of you
Stamps:  My Peeps (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Etc:  Markers (Copic); Ribbon

Card Recipe:  Boris
Stamps:  Boris (A Muse); Halloweenies (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White, Royal Velvet (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black, Purple Hydrangea (Tsukineko)
Etc:  Markers (Copic)

Card Recipe:  Take a Moment to Remember
Stamps:  Harvest Berries (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Terracotta Tile, Smokey Shadow, White (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  VersaMark, Ocean Depth (Tsukineko)

Card Recipe:  Peace * Love * Joy
Stamps:  Holiday Lights, Stylish Sentiments Holiday (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Kraft, Pure Poppy, Fine Linen (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Hint of Pesto (Tsukineko)
Etc:  Ribbon (Michaels) 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile

Hey peeps...hope you had a fabulous weekend - mine definitely was...kinda hard not to when you have wonderful southern California weather to work with.  I have three cards to share today.  This week's challenges at The Play Date Cafe and CAS-ual Fridays are very special.  Please visit these sites to help support a fellow crafter, Julie Ranae and Operation Julie's Smile.  I think one of the greatest benefits to crafting is the support you get from your fellow crafters...there's nothing like it, and I feel very fortunate to be a part of this community.
...and my card...

...and my card...

Here's one more fun card, made for friend's birthday (oldie, but goodie stamp):

Enjoy the rest of the week!

Live well,
Card Recipe:  BOO!
Stamps:  Halloweenies, Alphadot (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  True Black, White, New Leaf, Royal Velvet (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black, Perfect Plumeria  (Tsukineko)
Etc:  Markers (Copic); Punches (EK Success)

Card Recipe:  Smiley Faces
Stamps:  Sunny Side Up, Swanky Snowdudes (Paper Smooches); Everyday Button Bits (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  White, Lemon Tart (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Etc:  Twine (We R Memory Keepers); Googly Eyes (Michaels)

Card Recipe:  Birthday Martini
Stamps:  Birthday Martini (Impression Obsession)
Paper:  Smokey Shadow, White, Ocean Tides (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Etc:  Markers (Copic); Glossy Accents; Impression Plate (Papertrey Ink)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Lots to share

Hey folks...I have four cards to share today, so let's get to it...

This week's Embellish Magazine challenge:
 My card...with lots of circles (and lots dry embossing)..

This week's Play Date Cafe {PDCC101} has the most richest color combo...I LOVE it!
Here's my card - I used PTI's new Christmas Labels stamp set and die...loving the retro look of the die, and the font.

Here's this week's CAS-ual Fridays and CASE Study challenge (this month's Muse was Julie Lacey - beautiful card!), which I combined this week....

 And here's one more card just for fun....

Live well,

Card Recipe:  Love You to My Core
Stamps:  Falling for You (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  Dark Chocolate, New Leaf, Melon Berry, White (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Rich Cocoa, Cloud White (Tsukineko)
Etc:  Impression Plates (Papertrey Ink); Spellbinders

Card Recipe:  Holly Jolly
Stamps:  Christmas Labels, Holiday Lights (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Smokey Shadow, Scarlet Jewel, Dark Chocolate, Rustic Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Jumbo Java, Wheat (Tsukineko)
Etc:  Die (Papertrey Ink); Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug); Twine (We R Memory); Punch (Martha Stewart)

Card Recipe:  Grateful for Family
Stamps:  A Little Argyle, First Fruits (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Dark Chocolate, New Leaf, Orange Zest, White (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  VersaMark, Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Etc:  Spellbinders; Ribbon (Michaels)

Card Recipe:  BOO!
Stamps:  Halloweenies, Sunny Side Up (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  Terracotta Tile, White, Royal Velvet (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black
Etc:  Copic Markers