Thursday, September 20, 2012

September Card Buffet

Where has the time gone this month?  I thought I had another week to get prepared and guess what...I don't.  I must be enjoying the cooler weather too much to check my calendar.  It's a good thing I had been preparing, thinking I was getting a jump on things this month.  I really love this time of year, and I still have many memories of living in Wisconsin and Minnesota where the leaves are changing and the mornings are crisp.  The cards are fall and holiday themed, and I really hope to see many of you next Monday or Thursday.
Especially for you
A big thanks goes out to Cindy Peterson for this design. 
Flower Bouquet
From the new Perfectly Preserved and Cannery Framelit sets. 
Can be a card for many occasions.
Merry Christmas
Never too early to start making Christmas cards.
Got the idea for the leaves from Pinterest.
Happy Thanksgiving
Sentiment can be changed for other occasions too. 
 I just love the French Foliage set.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

OWH Final Challenge - Home Sweet Home

I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to do this challenge since I don't have any Texas stamps.  Then a song came to my mind - "The Yellow Rose of Texas".  The name Texas is based on a Caddo Indian word meaning "friends".  I'm originally from Wisconsin, and I don't have any cow or cheese stamps either, so I think this is the way to go.  Yellow roses are also my favorite rose too.  

OWH Challenge #7 - Christmas is for Kids - Big and Small

This challenge is hosted by Sybrina at Scrapping with Purpose, and it's a two card challenge.  One card will go to a hero and the other card will be for a hero to send home to their child.

This is the Hero card for a special person who will not be able to spend Christmas with their family.  I used the Lovely as a Tree set and stamped the two outside trees in Soft Suede and the middle tree with Versamark and then embossed with SU gold embossing powder.  Card body, ribbon and sentiment are stamped in Cherry Cobbler.
Here is the Kid's card using the new Scentsational Season set along with the Holiday Collection Framelits.  The buttons on the gingerbread man are SU pearls and then colored with a permanent red marker (Sharpie).  The sentiment is from the SU Hostess set Wacky Wishes and stamped in Gumball Green.  I hope all the kids will get wonderful cards from their hero parent this year.

OWH - Challenge #6 - Sunday Sketch #136

Each Sunday a Sketch Challenge is sent out with a specific layout to be used. 
The possibilities are truly endless.  Today's sketch coincides with the VCMP.  Thanks to
Linda at Creepin Along for hosting this challenge.

The butterflys are punched with the new Stampin' Up Butterfly punch and the Beautiful Wings sizzlet in So Saffron, Pool Party and Soft Suede.  The birthday sentiment is in Soft Suede from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set, also from SU.

OWH - Challenge #5 - Western

Here's #5 for today.  I better get this posted before it's tomorrow.  I'm not into cowboys, but I do love horses and have hung on to this retired Stampin' Up set - Bareback.  The sentiment again comes from the Trust God set from Stampin' Up.  Cardstock used is Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Old Olive and Very Vanilla.  The horse and sentiment are stamped in Early Espresso.  It's not real clear, but some galloping horses are stamped lightly along the bottom in Crumb Cake.  And to give it a more western look, I glued jute twine around the the image.  If the horse looks wrinkled, that's because it is.  I love the technique of stamping and then wadding up the cardstock to give it an aged look.  Sponging the edges also adds to the aged look.'s been a very productive and fun day.  So it's off to bed I go to get ready for church and then 5 more challenges tomorrow.  

Saturday, September 1, 2012

OWH - Challenge #4 - Triple Time Stamping

Here is a technique I recently learned about and have been wanting to try.  Today
was my chance, and I really, really like how easy it is.

Fall is my favorite time of the year.  It's not quite as nice here in Texas as it was in Wisconsin and Minnesota, but I enjoy it anyway.  The days are cooler, and the leaves eventually do change.  Here is one of my favorite Stampin' Up sets - French Foliage.  It is so easy to make your own designer paper with this set.  More Mustard and Very Vanilla are the cardstocks used.  Inks used are More Mustard, Garden Green, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede and Elegant Eggplant.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying the VCMP as much as I am.

OWH - Challenge #3 - Snowflakes

What a great challenge to do on a 98 degree day in
Fort Worth, Texas - Snowflakes but not Christmas!

So fun to use the new Stampin' Up Scentsational Season stamp set and the Holiday Collection Framelits for the cocoa mug.  Dark background paper and ink is Stampin' Up Midnight Muse.  Designer paper is from a stash that a friend gifted me with.  When the weather finally decides to cool off here in Texas, I always look forward to a mug of cocoa.  After living in Wisconsin and Minnesota most of my life, I don't miss the snow anymore.  

OWH - Challenge #2 - Recipe Challenge

1 Image
2 Patterned Papers
3 Word Sentiment

Patterned papers are from a pile of scrapbooking paper I was given.  Flower is from the Stampin' Up Mixed Bunch set and punched with the Blossom punch.  Elegant Eggplant was used for the flower, the border and the border around the Designer Label punch.  God Bless You is from the Stampin' Up Trust God set.  Now on to the next challenge.  Thanks for viewing.

OWH - Our Daily Bread September and VCMP Challenge

This is going to be a fun weekend.  I am taking part in a Virtual Card Making Party with Operation Write Home.  This first challenge was from Our Daily Bread Designs.  It is also part of Our Daily Bread's monthly challenge.  We are to create an inspirational card with a scripture verse or some other type of encouragement.  I chose a stamp from Stampin' Up's Trust God set.  It says, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding."  And since I was making a card, why not make two to send in my next box to OWH.  Thanks for stopping by!  May your day and weekend be blessed and filled with much creativity!