Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ghoulish Greetings

Hello there!  Halloween seems to be one of my favorite holidays of the year.  I usually do all kinds of projects, and what better way than to start than with a sketch?  We have a fun sketch for you over at the Pals Paper Arts this week, so grab your provisions and create something.....ghoulish!

I always start my cards with one of the Stampin' Up! DSP packs, it is a great way to begin the creative process. Motley Monsters DSP is a cute take on Halloween, with great colors and patterns. The fun tangerine tango two tone trim helps add dimension with a fun ribbon curl.

I thought that the cute monsters from the Freaky Friends needed thought bubbles, so the Just Sayin' stamps were colored with stampin' write markers along the edge to provide a border for the Ghoulish Greetings.  With a quick zip through the big shot with with matching word bubbles framelits, the monsters are talking to each other.  By the way, the skeleton stamp is Tate's favorite stamp set of the bunch!

Think outside your stamp set, use your stamps with others, they like to play with everyone.  With a little planning, you can make your supplies do double time.  What fun Halloween projects are you working on?  I love to hear, and always appreciate your comments.  Thanks for stopping by, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Ready for Sweater Weather?

Hello there!  Has fall weather reached you yet?  We have had just a little bit here, enough to break out the fall themed cards.  We have a great fall color challenge for you over at the Pals Paper Arts this week.  Take a look at the colors, create something fun, and link it up with the PALS!

I have been a bit behind here lately, so when I sat down to make my card, I realized that I didn't really have anything that I wanted to use.  My Digital Studio to the rescue!  In moments, I had opened up my Wonderfall digital download, resized the leaves and sent them to my e-cutter to cut out. I embossed the leaves with the woodgrain embossing folder to add some natural looking texture.

I knew that I would also use the sentiment stamp brush set that came with the download, such a perfect fall saying!  I printed it in early espresso on naturals ivory card stock, and die cut it with the apothecary accents framelit set.  I know that the Moonlight DSP is hello honey and not so saffron, but it just coordinated so well, I had to use it.

So always remember to utilize all of your crafting supplies, even if they are digital, they can work wonderful for you in a pinch, or on a long time planned project.  And yes, that is a branch from the back yard that was left over from this fun project:

I made some fabric pumpkins and used the September My Paper Pumpkin kit to dress them up!  Quick and simple, love to use My Paper Pumpkin outside the box.

Don't forget the Stamp, Stock, & Save Sale going on now through October 6, now is a great time to build your color collections, I know I will.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Thursday, September 18, 2014


Hello there!  We have a sketch challenge for you over at the Pals Paper Arts, it's a nice CAS (clean and simple) sketch that is perfect for any occasion.  Grab your provisions and make something fabulous, you might be our next pick!

I started off knowing that I would like to give my cupcake builder punch center stage, it's been a while since I used it, and paired with the fun prints of the Sweet Taffy DSP, it's a perfect match.

The circle framelits made quick work for a great border for the cupcake to perch upon, and dressed up with a melon mambo/silver ribbon bow, is oh so sweet.

Have you stepped out of your red paper pumpkin box and used the stamps on other projects?  All three of these stamps were included in past kits, and since they are photopolymer, they are a cinch to line up.

Quick and easy, colorful and bright.  Let your DSP do the hard work of figuring out which color to use, all of my colors were simply picked from this one piece of DSP.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

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