Friday, November 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop-Embrace the festive...

I made this card at the last minute for the Papertrey Ink November Blog Hop Challenge::

I hate cutting it so close to the's due by 11:30 pm Eastern Standard Time.  But, I loved the inspiration, and Christmas is right around the corner now that Thanksgiving has passed.  This is the first time I've played at PTI...wish I had a stamp with those cute ice skates!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Being disorderly...

Today is my oldest son's birthday - he's a little on the non-traditional side...well they all are somewhat...but I thought he'd appreciate this card using Tim Holtz stamps.  The paper is from the Urban Ink collection of Dream Street Papers called Shockwave, and I love the way the stamped image of the eye fit right into the swirled circle on the I need to go back to the LSS to see if they have any of that paper left!  It was on clearance at the time, so I'm sure it's all gone!  But since I need to 'shop small' that's all the excuse I need to stop in there to look around.  The inside of the card uses a Tim Holtz stamp and the 'Happy Birthday' comes from the Skipping Stones Design set called Grunge.  I was surprised how well the font matched.

The monthly challenge over at the Stampendous Blog is to use chipboard...this card uses Tim Holtz Grungeboard, but I thought that qualified.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Irrevocably Unconditionally...

OK, here's one for all of you Twilight fans...for those of you who aren't, the movie covering the 1st part of the final book will released November 18th.  This set from Skipping Stones Design, Fangs or Fur, has some cute images and sentiments for the 'Twihard'! 

I had a hard time deciding which of these cards to use for which challenge...I finally decided to use this for the CR84FN 42  Color Challenge to use Black, Pale Pink, and Neutral:

And the next one for the Skipping Stones Design Sketch 101:

They both actually work for this sketch, but this one is a little more true to the sketch:

And the great thing is, they both work for the Operation Write Home challenge blog, Stars & Stamps Valentine/Love Challenge, so they'll both go out to OWH for shipping overseas for someone in the military to be able to send home to a loved one.

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Flashback Friday 17.0 - My first banner

I think this was my first 'banner' (January 2011)...I followed a sketch with a banner before this but I used Shrinky Dink Ghosts in place of the banner, so I don't think that one counted!  I'll let you decide -

What do you think, should this count as a banner? (It is from September 2010)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Adore Stampendous Rosehips

Looks like I need to be a little more careful with the background papers when photographing my cards...almost looks like part of the card!  Anyhow, the card base is the dark chocolate card stock!

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up
DSP, Tag stickers: My Minds Eye
Stamp:  Stampendous Jumbo Cling Rosehips
Ink: Stampin' Up
Seam binding: Stampin' Up
Twine: Misc.