Monday, October 31, 2016

Gatefold Anniversary (Joyce)

A friend who often asks me to make cards wants an anniversary card for her niece and hubby.  I used items from a Kanban kit - I really like the gold, cream, dark brown and black designs,  I thought a gatefold card would use several of the items.  The kit is large enough to make dozens of cards. I used the computer to create tags with the names"35", as well as the inside verse. I hope you can see the border for the pretty shape, as well as the panels framing the inside of the card.
Frame:   Tuesday Throwdown

Saturday, October 29, 2016

SCS Falliday Fest - Kelli Jo's snowman

I am quite sure this is the last card I need to do all 30 cards in the SplitcoastStampers Falliday Fest.  Our challenge is to build our own snowman.  This is way out of the box for me!  I used the snowflake embossing folder.  To follow the sketch, I added some curling ribbon - maybe you can imagine icicles or melting snow!  I used circle dies to cut the snowman and his hat.  Gems, washi tape, and an orange carrot nose complete the look.
Sketch:    House That Stamps Built
Snowflakes:   Gem Challenge
Vertical:   ABC Christmas Challenge  
Get ready for Christmas:  Crafting by Designs
Die Cuts:    Crafty Catz
Any:  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
           Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge

SCS Falliday Fest - gift card

SCS Falliday Fest - trying Bokeh

This challenge, part of the 2 week long Falliday Fest at SplitCoastStampers, is to use the Bokeh technique - with a twist.  The twist is to use the white highlights only outside the chosen shape.  I colored the entire piece with watered down blue reinker.  I then masked stars, sponging white ink around them for a shimmery light effect.  This photo looks like I could have been a bit heavier with the white, but IRL I like the look.  The image is QKR stampede, and the sentiment is 7Gypsies.
Sketch #252:   SketchSaturday
Any:    Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Theme: stamps, sponging:    Stamplorations.
Frame:    Tuesday Throwdown 

SCS Falliday Fest '16 - CAKath

I have a few challenges left to finish in order to fill the requirements for Yeti status at the SplitCoastStampers Falliday Fest - 30 cards and 5 tutorial projects.  I may make it by Monday!  CAKath;s challenge is to feature a pet - and many will go as thank you cards for a Humane Society to send out.  Mine, actually, is for a request by our youngest granddaughter.  Her roomie is a cat lover - specifically, hairless cats.  I had to resort to a google search to find an image.  I used a bit of DP from my stash as well as a gold strip and some ribbon to complete the card. The sentiment is by 7Gypsies library stamp.
Sketch, colors:   Your Next Stamp
Cute:     AudSentiments

Friday, October 28, 2016

Pastor Appreciation #3

I just made it to recognize our pastors for pastor appreciation month!  We have a part time pastor and a deacon as well as the senior pastor, so this is my third card.  The digi is Word Art, and the papers are from a Paper Studio stack called Faith.  The die is Cheery Lynn.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Any:    Word Art Wednesday

QKR Stampede DT card - Challenge #215 - Halloween

Wow!  This week has really gone quickly!  It is time for another card to inspire you at    QKR Stampede.  There are lots of  cute Halloween images available, both in digi and rubber format.  You may enter this week's Halloween challenge up to 3 times.  The deadline is 6 p.m. EDT.
This cute witch is called Trick or Treat, and the sentiment is also a QKR digi.  I colored her with Prisma pencils.  The DP comes from a DCWV stack - "Fall".  I used Spellbinder dies, and added a bit of twine.  I found a lot of challenges to enter this week.
Sketch:    Creative Sketchy Girls
Plaid:     Double D 
Boo:      Stamping With Dragon
Spooky:    Cuttlebug Mania
Too cute to spook:    Inky Chicks
Halloween/colors:    Di's Digi Designs 
Halloween:    Frilly and Funkie
                        Patties Creations
                        The Paper Girls
                        Angies Digital Stamps
                        Deep Ocean 
                        Sasayaki Glitter
                        Aloha Friday 
Any Holiday:   Hiding in my Craftroom
Fall:    Dies r Us 
            Whimsie Doodle
One for the Girls:   Dream Valley
Any:    Crafty Friends
             Digi Choosday
             Lemon Shortbread
             Inspiration Destination
             Paper Nest Dolls
             Jo's scrapshack
             Love to Scrap
             Not Just Cards 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

SCS Falliday Fest - gingerbread

Image by Recollections; white ink. ric rack.
The challenge is to use a gingerbread cookie as inspiration.  Sorry about the bad photo.
Sketch:   Stamplorations

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

SCS Falliday Fest - autumn colors

This is the second of 3 cards I made for the 2 pastors and deacon at our church - we are almost at the end of Pastor Appreciation month.  The verse is from Word Art Wednesday, and the die cut is Cheery Lynn.
Sketch:   Stella Says Sketch
Any:   Word Art Wednesday

SCS Falliday Fest - PattyB - Apple Crisp colors

I used the colors for a dark red apple, and browns with white to represent the colors of an apple crisp.  This is a card I made for our pastor for Pastor Appreciation month - barely made it this month!!!  The DP comes from the Faith stack by Paper Studio; verse by Word Art Wednesday, and the BLessings die by Cheery Lynn.  I have 2 additional cards for our other church staff.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Plaid:   Double D
Any:    Crafty Friends
            Word Art Wednesday

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

salted watercolor

Reinkers, salt, water and glossy cardstock create  interesting patterns.  Find a tutorial here:  Salted Background  .I used blue ink to look like the night sky.
Image - Recollection; sentiment - QKR Stampede; distressed stripes embossing folder on white cs.
Sketch:  Stella Says Sketch
Christmas, with a bit of orange:  Christmas Cards all Year Round
New technique (see above):    Crafters Cafe

Sunday, October 23, 2016

SCS Falliday Fest - Felted paper

All of the challenges are posted for the special Falliday Fest at SplitCoastStampers, and I am in catch up mode - we have until Oct. 31 to complete our projects.  This one is to create felted paper, using a paper napkin.  Briefly, you use one layer of a napkin.  Make a sandwich - napkin, plastic wrap, cardstock.  Use newsprint top and bottom for padding.  (I used regular newspaper with copy paper next to the napkin.)  Iron at the hot setting - no steam - until the napkin and plastic wrap are fused to the cs.  I used this napkin to have another card to send to Bright-Star Center- for kids who are grieving for parents who have been killed.
Supplies:    napkin, sequins, Recollections dp; button EF..
Sketch:   Cheerful Sketches
Celebration (kids):   Send a Smile4kids

SCS FF16 Peanut Brittle

I still have quite a few of the SplitCoastStamper Falliday Fest challenges to complete - not sure if I will make all of them but there is another week to  catch up!  This is StampMomma's challenge to be inspired by our favorite Christmas hard candy.  Several years ago my hubby started to make microwave peanut brittle and that has been a favorite tradition ever since.  I used the Swiss Dots EF to represent the nutty bumps, and of course the bg color for the golden brown peanut brittle.  Image and sentiment are both QKR Stampede digis.
Sketch:  Tuesday Morning Sketches
Embossing:   Crafty Catz
Christmas:    Trimmies craft challenge
Favorite candy:  Incy Wincy 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

SCS Falliday Fest - metal

This Falliday Fest challenge at Splitcoaststampers requires a traditional Hispanic folk art metallic piece such as a heart.  I used a die to cut the heart from the foil lid of an International Coffee can (Hazelnut for me!).  I am also making this card to send to one of the charitable destinations - birthday cards for hospice patients.  I wass not comfortable saying Happy Birthday, so I combined die cuts from a couple of dies.  The bg is eggplant, embossed with more hearts (Darice).
Sketch inspiration:   Stamplorations

SCS Falliday Fest cards for Kids by Edna15

This is for another SplitCoastStampers Falliday Fest challenge.  We are to use stars on a card for a young person, and the cards may be sent to  Bright Star Center .  They are destined for grieving youngsters - with the stars representing the person for whom they are grieving.  I had not heard of this organization, but it is definitely worth while.  I am quite lacking in materials for children, so had to dig deep!
Star DP by Recollections; Cuttlebug dry embossing; Elizabeth sentiment die; Provo Craft animal dies.
Sketch and primary colors:  Your Next Stamp
Celebrate:  Send a Smile4kidschallenge

Friday, October 21, 2016

SCS Falliday Fest - Kathleen Curry's Blue Christmas

This was an easy challenge from the Falliday Fest at SplitCoastStampers - most of my Christmas cards this year have been blue and white!  Image by QKR Stmpede, snowflake DP - Paper Studio; starry DP - Paper Pizzazz.
Sketch:  .Just-Hanna-Stamps
Christmas:   Trimmies craft challenge

QKR Stampede challenge #214 - Wild West DT card

This should probably be called the "Not so wild West".  I chuckled when I saw this in the QKR Stampede store - I am thinking it would be a cute card for teen guys - a hard age group for me.  At any rate, the challenge at QKR Stampede this week is "Wild West".  You may enter up to 3 times through Thursday Oct. 27.
Image and sentiment - QKR Stampede digis;  Paper Studio DP; boot charm by Sky Blue pink; circle dies, twine.:
Any:    Classic Design Team    
             Crafty Sentiments
              Lemon Shortbread
              Not Just Cards
              Inspiration Destination
              Love to Scrap
              Through the Craft Room Door 
Sketch:  Sweet Sketch Wednesday2

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

SCS FF16annsforte3 Pieced Angel; using stamp a different way

This uses a wedding bell stamp (SU - Wedding Wishes) for a Christmas card, for Ashjoy's Falliday Fest challenge at SplitCoastStampers.    Paper by Paper Studio.  The sentiment is computer generated.
Sketch:   Feeling-sketchy

This angel is pieced with the pattern provided by Annsforte3.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

SCS Falliday Fest - a glittery winter scene for Yvette

This is similar to a card I made a few weeks ago.
Image by QKR Stampede
Inspiration:   Muse Card Club

SCS Faliday Fest - Texture by LMCaree

The Falliday Fest at SplitCoastStampers continues - any one can enter, and there will be prizes.  Deadline is Oct. 30- Falliday-fest-Challenge-.  Lori wants us to show some texture!  The bg is distressed stripes embossing.  I used a piece of Decorative Mesh behind the image.  (I mentioned earlier - that mesh jumped into my card at Dollar Tree!)  It ravels easily, but I hope it will stay intact as it is fastened behind the image.  Punched stars (glitter cs) and metallic ribbon complete the card.  The image is QKR Stampede, colored with water color pencils.  Yes, you have seen this image a lot - I try to use the same image on most of my Christmas cards.
Sketch:   CheerfulSketches
Christmas with a bit of orange:  Christmas Cards All Year Round
Any:   Cards Galore
Case a card inspiration:   Crafty Gals   (Judy's card below)

Monday, October 17, 2016

SCS Falliday Fest - Texas Grammy - Spread and Shine

I have another entry for the SplitCoastStampers Falliday Fest challenges.  Thanks, Bev, (Texas Grammy), for another fun challenge.  To create this background, I used VersaMark on the cs.  I added gold embossing powder, and swirled around a bit of black - I wanted only a few subtle splashes of black. This was then heat embossed.  I got the uneven result I was hoping for.
Both stamps are Verve.  Ink is Eggplant.  Bits of gold edged ribbon and Petaloo flowers complete the card.
Sketch:   Verve - #1
Sympathy:    Creative Corner
Embossing powder:   Sparkle n Sprinkle
Embossed:   Addicted-to-Stamps

Saturday, October 15, 2016

SCS Falliday Fest - luvlee's snowy tree challenge

QuickCutz tree embossing folder; Cuttlebug Snowflake and Swiss dots embossing folders; loose glitter on tree, silver metallic paper ribbon; shimmery silver cs; blue cs, punched stars from glitter cs.
Sketch:  Cheerful Sketches
Any, with glitter:   Sparkle n Sprinkle

SCS Falliday Fest - Dini's Masking - Christmas

For the background:  I punched stars and used them as a mask.  Next I simply pressed (fairly lightly) the ink pad on to the white cs.  Voila!   A starry background!
I was at the Dollar tree store yesterday, and this roll of Decorative Mesh, another sparkly metallic ribbon, as well as a roll of burlap-like duct tape -just jumped into my card.  The mesh will be a little harder to use than I anticipated as it ravels very easily and will take a bit of effort to attach, but I think I will be able to make good use of it for a special added touch.  The image, which I watercolored, and sentiment are from QKR Stampede.
Sketch:  Catch the Bug
Sparkle:   Pile it on
Favorite Season (Christmas):   Deep Ocean
Masking/ SplitCoastStampers Falliday Fest:   Dini's Masking challenge

Friday, October 14, 2016

SCS Falliday Fest - JeanneS - Patriotic

The Falliday challenge Fest continues at Splitcoaststampers.  This challenge is to do a patriotic thank you card to send to Operation Quiet Comfort.
Sketch:  Come and Get It

QKR Stampede DT card - challenge #213 - Oct. 14

It is time for a new weekly challenge at QKR Stampede - "Pumpkins".  You may enter up to 3 times before 6 p.m. Thursday Oct. 20.  You have a chance to win this image, or any of the cute digis from their store.  Image - "Parked"; sentiment - by QKR Stampede; coloring with Prisma pencils;  DP - Fall stack by DCWV;  small acrylic circle.
It is also for the birthday challenge for the SplitCoastStampers Falliday Fest challenge - by DrSonja.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Colored image:    Crafting Circle 
Halloween inspiration:   Tuesday Throwdown
Pumpkin:    Double D
Any:     Angies
             A Bit More Time to Craft
             Crafty Sentiments 
             Digi Choosday 
             Inspiration Destination 
             Jo's scrapshack
             Not Just Cards
             Classic Design Team Challenge 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

SCS Falliday Fest - Monogram for Jacqueline

CS and Dp - Kanban; monogram part of a sentiment by Paper Inspirations' oval dies.
The SplitCoastStampers challenge is here:  falliday-fest-challenge-forum-f441/ff16jacqueline
Any:   Lemon Shortbread
Shades of grey:   Fab 'n Funky

SCS Falliday Challenge for Shoe GIrl - Owl

The image is in my stash from Wish RAK items,  The various DP papers are from a DCWV Fall stack.  I used chalk pencils to color the image.
Sketch:    Sketch Saturday
Autumn:    Penny Black at Allsorts

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

SCS FF16bejoyce Joy fold Christmas

This is a joy fold card.  The left view is closed, the right shows the first opening.  You may have access to this tutorial:
I used dark blue and white cs, some gold paper, and a bit of a gold sticker.  The Joy stamp is by Posh Impressions, and the shepherd is a digi by QKR Stampede.  The verse is computer generated.
Sentiment:  The Merry Christmas Challenge 
Favorite season - Christmas:   Deep Ocean 
Seasonal Delight:   Scor-pal
Animal:    Inky Chicks 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

SCS FF16hbrown Christmas with Holly

Image - QKR Stampede; misc dp; netting, sponging.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Any:   Through the Craft Room Door
            Lemon Shortbread

HB, Paul

Image - Our Daily Bread - Mountain Range; Sentiment - portion of art Impressions stamp; DP - DCWV fall; Martha Stewart edge punch; misc cs.
Sketch:   Feeling-Sketchy
Colors (purple, brown, rust-red,  sage):  Our Daily Bread
For the boys:   Dream Valley
Layer it up: Star Stampz

Monday, October 10, 2016

SCS FF16hbrown - Holly Christmas

This is another of the "Falliday" fall challenge at Splitcoaststampers - use Holly.  I have a bit of this DCWV Holly DP.  CS - shimmery champagne by Recollection;  Image and sentiment by QKR Stampede; Distressed stripe embossing folder - Cuttlebug; shiny gems, a bit of gold tape and a gold star.
Favorite season:Deep Ocean
Animal:   Inky Chicks
Sketch:   Sweet Sketch Wednesday2


Sunday, October 9, 2016

SCS FF16StampmommaA

There is a month long Falliday Fest challenge going on at Splitcoaststampers and you may want to check it out.
Wheat DP - DCWV; metal clip, cord, Cuttlebug thanks.
Sketch:   Case this Sketch
Thanks:   Cuttlebug Mania
Fall:     DLArt

SCS FF16 - UnderstandblueA

Cuttlebug thanks; misc DP, stamp label may say Greenbrier - it is watercolored.  Martha Stewart punch.
Sketch:Mojo Monday
Leaves:   Tuesday Throwdown
Colors of Autumn:   Allsorts
Thanks:     Cuttlebug Mania 
Any:  Lemon Shortbread

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Christmas 2016

Image - QKR; sentiment - Studio G; snowflake embossing folder, blue and white CS; cord with gold metallic thread
Sketch:    Your Next Stamp

Friday, October 7, 2016

Blessings for William

Recently a young man was baptized during one of our church services.  He has little family support, and this must be a difficult situation for him.  I want to encourage him in his faith journey.  I hope this has a masculine feel to it.
Image - Sweet n Sassy digi, colored with metallic markers; DP by DCWV; golden cord with a metallic thread; Blessings die - Cheery Lynn.
Sketch:  Tuesday Morning Sketches
Colors:    Dragonfly Journeys
Die cut/punch:   Cute Daisymay
Any:   Word Art Wednesday

Scarecrow for QKR Stampede challenge 212 - Leaves

I hope you will  join us at the QKR Stampede this week.  Challenge 212 is easy for fall - leaves!  You may enter 3 times by 6pm EDT Oct. 13.  If you win, you may select your prize from a variety of digital images.  This one is called scarecrow - not a very scary one LOL!!!  The sentiment is also QKR.  I colored with Prisma pencils.  The DP is from a Halloween/Fall stack by DCWV  I added some metallic cord.
Sketch:   Mojo Monday
Colored image:    Crafting Circle
Inspiration:   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Colors (yellow, orange, brown):   Your Next Stamp  
Halloween colors:   Hiding in my Craftroom
                                  Pink Gem
Octoberfest:     Creative Corner
 "Boo" :       Stamping with Dragon
Any:    Angies Digital Stamps
            A Bit More Time to Craft 
            Inspiration Destination
            Lemon Shortbread
            Classic Design Team
            Not Just Cards
            Crafting by Designs

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Good by and thank you, Lois

A good friend an very faithful worker at our church will be moving soon.  I made this card to recognize her faith and contributions, and to bid a fond farewell.   I used my neglected Spellbinder Majestic Elements oval dies, a Fiskar scallop punch, DP by Beau papier, chipboard butterfly and heart, some ribbon.  and shimmery taupe (?) and pale turquoise cs.  The scripture is from Word Art, Jan. 2015.
Sketch:   Mojo Monday
Any:   Word Art Wednesday
Dies:     Jo's Scrapshack
Colors:   Cupcake Inspirations

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Christmas - shaped die

Die - Spellbinder Orchard Harvest - hope you can see the embossed dotted border.
Image - QKR Stampede
Blessings - Cheery Lynn
DP - Faith by Paper Studio
Recollection shimmery champagne cs

Sketch:    Mojo Monday

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Christmas, rustic style

My tradition is to make most of our Christmas cards using the same image, and my personal challenge is to make it work for lots of challenges - for several months!  This time I used a brown, beige and orange striped DP from the Heirloom collection by DCWV.  The image is a digi from qKR Stampede, with burnt orange sponging.  I added some burnt orange sequins; embossing on the shimmery champagne cs and a scallop punched edge above the image.  This card will be sent to a family member.
Sketch, with the left column tic-tac-toe:  Share Joy
technique - embossing:   Holly Jolly Challenge
Christmas, with orange:    Christmas Cards all Year Round
Celebrate (Christmas):    Creatalicious
Any:    Snowflakes Promise

Christmas in Blue and white

Image and sentiment - QKR Stampede; snowflake embossing folder. Cheery Lynn "Little Flowers" die, Star punch, gold metallic cs; dotted sticker paper. (I hope the embossing and "little flowers" make you think of stars!!! I need a star embossing folder.
Sketch:    Sketch Saturday
Technique - embossing:   Holly Jolly Challenge
Animal:   Inky Chicks
Fav season - Christmas (winter):   Crafting by Designs 
T - two (blue and gold; 2 printed panels):   ABC Christmas Challenge
Any:    Snowflakes Promise
             Cheery Lynn