Month: October 2013

SU Kind and Cozy

I was in a simple kind of mood today…well, some might say I am kind of simple everyday! I intended to use some Gingham Garden DSP and then ended up liking the white space. Maybe I will try another later this week.  I also got a little off track with Anne Marie’s actual sketch at the Paper Players #169  taking a little artistic license I guess. But, in the end, I say challenges are meant to inspire us, right? Well, I think you can see how I was inspired by the sketch on this CAS card today…

SU Kind and Cozy PP!

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Kind and Cozy
INK: SU Melon Mambo, SU Island Indigo, SU Pear Pizazz
PAPER: SU Melon Mambo, SU Island Indigo, SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls
TOOLS: SU Circle Punches, SU Itty Bitty Punches

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SU Christmas Deer with Christmas Cheer

I am cutting it close but I just loved the layout at Pals Paper Arts # 177  so I had to play along with everyone this week.

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There are so many deer around my house lately that I figured why not put one on a card? I used the pretty retired SU Christmas Deer. I sometimes get a little crazy with large solid stamps because they sometimes do not stamp completely for me. Any hints on using them are welcome! Anyhow, close up, this one has a bit of a fuzziness to it but I loved it on my deer- I mean he is covered in fur, right? I also love Houndstooth prints on paper and embossed but it can look perfectly straight and then look whacky at certain angles especially when looking at photos on a computer with readers on!!! Ah, the fun of being over 40! Well, I suppose it is time to show my card:

SU Christmas Deer

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Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Christmas Deer (retired), SU Sweet Essentials
INK: SU Early Espresso, SU Real Red
PAPER: SU Early Espresso, SU Real Red, SU Festival of Prints Pack (retired), SU very Vanilla
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls
TOOLS: SU Itty Bitty Punch

SU Sketched Birthday for the Friday MashUp # 133

Amy has fun color challenge for us at the Friday MashUp # 133. We can mash it up this week by adding a CAKE. Amy has been such an inspiration to me, and I send out a big thanks to her!

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I pulled out my SU Sketched Birthday set with its slice of birthday cake and used Coastal Cabana, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, and Crushed Curry to make this card. I was afraid I would gunk up the cake if I started coloring it so I left it gray with some Coastal Cabana stripes on the candle and some Crushed Curry lines around the candle flames to add some color. I added a touch of bling to the flame and on the sentiment. It’s a light and pretty card in person but was  abit difficult to capture with my photograph. At least the person receiving will be able to see the crisp white with the gray on it;)

SU Sketched Birthday

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Sketched Birthday
INK: SU Crushed Curry, SU Coastal Cabana, SU Basic Gray
PAPER: SU Crushed Curry, SU Smoky Slate,SU Basic Gray, SU Eastern Elegance DSP
ACCESSORIES: SU Coastal Cabana Ruffled Trim Ribbon, SU Rhinestones,
TOOLS: Nestabilities Circle Dies, Random EF

SU Rev Up the Fun

I needed to make some masculine cards, and LeAnne at The Paper Players #168 had that very challenge this week- CAS Masculine cards. I pulled out my SU Rev Up the Fun and used the motorcycle image and the sketch from Fab Friday # 29 to create this card:

SU Rev Up the Fun Motorcycle

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Rev Up the Fun, SU Espress Yourself
INK: SU Basic Black, SU Real Red
PAPER: SU Basic Black, SU Real Red, SU Basic Gray
ACCESSORIES: SU Mini Silver Brads
TOOLS: SU Chevron Punch

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A Dozen Thoughts

A Dozen Thoughts, p. 59

Zoo Babies

Zoo Babies, p. 54

lots of thanks

Lots of Thanks, p. 29

happy day

Happy Day, p. 112

Gifts of kindness

Gifts of Kindness, p. 83

Hearts a flutter

Hearts a Flutter, p. 124

hello lovely

Hello Lovely, p. 22
Carazy mixed up love

Crazy Mixed-Up Love, p. 30
Bright Blossoms

Bright Blossoms, p. 89
Itty Bitty Banners

Itty Bitty Banners, p. 30
yippee skippee

Yippee Skippee, p. 37

Gorgeous Grunge

Gorgeous Grunge, p. 109
Ornament Keepsakes

Ornament Keepsakes, p. 34
apothecary Art

Apothecary Art, p. 107
cuddles & Kisses

Cuddles and Kisses, p. 56
oh hello

Oh, Hello, p. 34

Label Love

Label Love, p. 33
Christmas Star Single Stamp

Christmas Star Single Stamp (online)
a gift for you single stamp

A Gift For You Single Stamp (online)
Betsy's Blossoms

Betsy’s Blossoms, p. 87

Morning Post Alphabet

Morning Post Alphabet, p. 131
Gently Falling

Gently Falling, p. 65
snowflake soiree

Snowflake Soiree, (CarryOver- Online, old case)
thats the ticket

That’s the Ticket, p. 33
Jewish Celebrations

Jewish Celebrations (CarryOver- Online- old case)

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