Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Christmas Punch Art

I love to make punch art. I just couldn't do without my punches in my supplies at all! There are so many possibilities and combinations that you can do with them! If your looking for inspirational punch art, check out Splitcoast stampers gallery. Do a search for punch art, and you will find over 500 pages worth!!!!!! Ok, so onto my little round Christmas birdies. They are made from my circles punches, and Stampin Up's pennant punch.  I drew on the legs, and have them standing on a Stampin Up sizzlit leaves die cut. The faint background behind the birds was stamped with a Hero Arts background with Antique Linen DI. The background paper is digital, and do not know the maker! I had a sentiment punched out to put on the front, but it was too large, and decided to just stamp the inside. I added pearls to the eyes which fits the theme at Simon Says Stamp and Show, which is to 'Just Add Pearl'. I hope all those who were and are affected by Hurricane Sandy stay safe. I live in Ohio, so we were affected here too, just nothing like the east coast. My thoughts are with them.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Trees in Gold

I'm still in Christmas card mode, and decided to play along this week at The Play Date Cafe, where they want to see the colors Mint, Gold, and Leather.
I stamped this Stampabilities tree with versamark and embossed it in gold. The mint cardstock I dry embossed with a classic swiss dot pattern, and the tan cardstock is from SU! and is called Soft Suede. All very fitting for this color challenge! The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn. Here is another view of the gold tree.
Thanks for taking a look today! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fall Colors

The colors of Fall are so pretty. It's calming for me to see the leaves change in multiples of color. We have 2 large maple trees in our front yard that are always a beauty to look at this time of year. My card here shows the maple leaves in different colors as I see them in real life. I was inspired by The Play Date Cafe's 3rd Birthday celebration challenge to use the colors Flame, Grape, and Mulberry.
I kept the design CAS to show off the pretty Rubber Stampede small maple stamp image. So I just made a border with it using DI inks in Ripe Persimmon, Seedless Preserves, and SU's Cranberry Crisp. Added a Unity sentiment with Walnut Stain DI, and wrapped around some twine for texture. All cardstock is from SU, and I embossed the 'grape' piece for even more texture. Thank you for dropping in to have a look!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Halloween is near!

I found these cute witches shoes on Splitcoast Stampers, and a link to the instructions here. They are just so fun! And I just so happened to have the Top Note die needed to make them! Sizzix also has a die similar in shape to this Stampin Up! one in case that's not available for you. The shoes themselves are made with the die cut, a circle punch for the top of the shoe, and two square punches for the buckles, which I used sticky tape and glitter for mine. The two corner embellishments are made from a border punch, and the dangling spiders are actually an upside down frog punch which I had to cut off his poor little legs!! But everything seemed to work out for me! The sentiment was computer generated in a fun font. Cardstock from Stampin Up!, and patterned paper from Authentique. My witches shoes card fits perfectly for the Simon Says Stamp challenge, which is to use dies and/or punches!! Thanks for taking a look!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

I'm Batty for these Digi's!

I have come across somewhere in blogland, a new digi shop called The Paper Shelter. And I am totally smitten with their images!! They are the most adorable images I have come across for awhile! Not only are the images just the cutest, some of them have colored images and backgrounds too!! So for the 'coloring' challenged folk, these are for you!! The image I used is called Too Cute to Spook, and I used it as is. All this gorgeous coloring and background images is already done!! I am also following their blog The Paper Shelter challenge blog, and this week's theme is 'Love Beats All'. I added the sentiment which I thought was perfect, and a little twine and ribbon for dimension. Go check out all the links above for some serious eye candy!! Thanks for dropping by!
Supplies used: Stampin Up! cardstock and border punch, twine and ribbon from stash, sentiment from The Alley Way stamps freebie, Too Cute to Spook image from The Paper Shelter.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A Shabby Chic Christmas

After getting all of my Fall and Thanksgiving cards done, I am now in Christmas card mode. I had this card in mind to make, and it just happens to fit the theme at the Passion for ProMarkers blog, where the theme is Shabby with blue or pink. My image is of course colored with my ProMarkers, and the rest is listed below. I love the non-tradition Christmas colors, and may make more of these. When making my Christmas cards, I always make one of each design. So everyone gets a different card. But I really like this one, so I may tweek it a little so it's not identical, use different patterned paper, a different music background, sounds like I need to go create some more! Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!
Supplies used: Stampin Up Greeting Card Kids, Hero Arts music background, Unity Stamp Co. snowflakes, Rubber Stampede sentiment, Distress inks and black Momento ink, Stampin Up cardstock and glitter, Creative Memories patterned paper, The Paper Studio lace, buttons and ribbon from stash, sewing machine, Tonic distress tool, and ProMarkers for coloring.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Happy WCMD!!

Yes, today is the day we celebrate World Card Making Day!! I did make some time this morning to create a Christmas card. My first one this season!! Just wanted to share and hope you all enjoy your crafty time today!!
Supplies used are: October Afternoon patterned paper, Stampin' Up! cardstock, Unity Stamp Co., and Hero Arts stamps, Twine-Pearls-Ink Stampin' Up!, Sizzix embossing folder.