Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sweet Papertake Weekly Challenge

How do you do your shopping these days?
Mine is mostly online - except for groceries . . . that's an in-person deal.
 These cards are a thank-you to my customers who placed 
online orders during October.
I really appreciate their help with my business.
 I'm also entering these into the #95 Papertake Weekly Challenge.
So many fun layers.
Lots of yummy colors.

Thanks so much for stopping by today ~~ it's truly appreciated.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Love that Trick or Treat Using Project Life

If you think Project Life is just for memory keeping or 
scrapbooking, then I've got a surprise for you! 
 See how the card sets that quickly slip into the
Project Life Photo Pocket Pages also make great
layers for cards and other paper crafting projects?
This card came together quick as a wink with 
all my Project Life goodies!
 I just love this pop-up card!
Oh, and I haven't even touched on the sticker
sheets (including letters) and sequins in a variety of colors and shapes
that make great accents on cards and gift items - you can see
all the goodies that came with my Project Life Accessory Pack.
Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Accessory Pack
This cute pop-up card makes me happy.
Hope it brightened your day, too!
~~ Thanks so much for stopping by ~~

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Halloween Happiness - AAA Cards

When is Trick-or-Treating in your neighborhood?
Do they even do that where you live?
Ours was last night.

And speaking of Halloween, we're looking 
forward to fun Halloween 
cards this week at AAA Cards:
I kept my card very CAS (Clean and Simple) this week 
with a bit of the Emboss Resist Technique.

That's the name of the game this week at AAA Card - CAS Halloween!
Only about 20 or so kids came to our porch where our younger 
son sat with his girlfriend and handed out candy, 
as well as little toy mice, skeletons, bugs, spiders, 
stuff like that for those who wanted something different 
or can't have the candy due to allergies.

Hope your Halloween goes well ~ looking forward to seeing your 
CAS creations linked up to AAA Cards this week!

~~ Thanks for stopping by ~~

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sympathy Card - Freshly Made Sketches

Carpe Diem!
It's important to make every day count, you know?
Tonight I'll be headed out to support a very dear friend whose
husband has passed.
I made her a card last night, and I'll be giving her 
a packet of thank-yous for her to use.

I followed the fabulous sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge:
Loved this layout - it was instant inspiration.
'Cause you know that sometimes it's hard to know
what to give/say to someone when they're going through
a great loss.
Hope you make today 
the best you can

Some of what I used - click on it to see the product up close and personal or for easy ordering:
Stamp sets - Thoughts and Prayers (#113252) and Everything Eleanor (#131987)
Ink - Island Indigo (#122937)
Card Stock - Whisper White (#100730), Basic Black (#121045) and Island Indigo (#122923)
Regals Candy Dots (#130932), Circles Collection Framelits (130911) and Stamp-a-ma-jig (#101049)
Of course, there was also VersaMark Ink, White Embossing Power, and a Heat Tool

~~ thanks, thanks, thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Endless Birthday Wishes with Bordering Blooms

After a full day of working with patents, attorneys, and inventors,
I was looking forward to creating in my Stamping Space.
and CAS(E) This Sketch! - turned on its side,
I now have a great birthday card for my sister.
What I used:
Stamp sets - Endless Birthday Wishes (#137553) and Bordering Blooms (#133660)
Inks - Soft Sky (#131181) and Lost Lagoon (#133644)
Card Stock - Whisper White (#100730) and Silver Foil (#132178)
Edgelits - Large Scallop (#127019), Rhinestones

~~ Thanks so much for stopping by ~~


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Inspired Halloween - Count Dracula!

I've never made a Count Dracula card before 
- so I decided it was time to give it a try . . . 
Count's face was spritzed with some Vanilla Smooch, 
so he's feeling very sparkly.  As you can see, he's also popped up 
from a layered background with Dimensionals.

And he was a lot of fun to create - I just had the idea 
in my head and took it from there.  

Using lots of punches, Paper Snips, and the Top Note die from Stampin' 
Up!, my little guy came together easily.  
He's just in time for the AAA Cards latest challenge
 - it's an All Styles Event (not just CAS).

Be sure to join in - I cannot wait to visit all the 
blogs and see what you have to offer this week.
~~Thanks so much for stopping by ~~ 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Autumn Colors - AAA Cards

Autumn, fall colors - nothing like it when you live 
in northeast Ohio.  The greens, yellows, oranges 
and reds - just beautiful!

That's what I was thinking about when I 
made this card . . . 
I also wanted something that was a CAS one-layer card since 
I'm making 25 of these.  
I'm the crafter/vendor coordinator for 
our church's craft and vendor
 bazaar and I want to send thank yous to the participants 
and remind them
 of set up times, etc.  

The AAA Cards Challlenge is all about autumn colors this week.
Such a beautiful bunch or colors to choose to use! 
 I cannot wait to see what you come up with.

Thanks for stopping by ~~ Happy Stampin' and Scrappin'!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Yippee Skippee, Draw the Line and Watercoloring

So many techniques - so little time . . . LOL!  I just love to watercolor.  
I've taught five very filled-up classes on just watercoloring.
So I was excited to have a little fun coloring for this 
week's AAA Challenge where we "play" 
with Watercolor Techniques.
This week, I used an Aqua Painter and "painted" my stamped image 
from the Draw The Line stamp set (#132659) using my ink pads in Cajun Craze, 
Always Artichoke, and Perfect Plum.
The sentiment is from the Yippee-Skippee! stamp set (#131344) and 
was colored in a bit with a Cajun Craze marker - whoo, boy!  I could sure 
tell that I needed my up-close glasses to do that one!!!  LOL!  
Unfortunately, my glasses are at the eye doctor getting updated and
 they're taking a super long time to update them,
 too!  It's been over two weeks and no sign of my glasses anywhere.  
That's why I've gone to Lenscrafters in the past and will probably go there 
next time, too.  Anyway, I digress . . . 
Please be sure to join us for this challenge at AAA Cards.  
It's fun and CAS, so you know it'll be quick and clean.

I can't wait to visit your blogs and see what you've done!
See you soon!
Thanks so much for stopping by ~~ Happy Stampin' and Scrappin'!