Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Apple Shaker Box

This week Ashley made the sweetest shaker die boxes for PTI's "Make it Monday!" Her directions were so simple, I just had to try one, too!

I used the Enclosed: Apple die for my shaker.  I made my box at the bottom slightly smaller at  
2 X 2 inches, and the sides were 2 x 2.5 inches.  The chalkboard printed paper is from American Crafts and the yellow dotted paper is from Bazzill.

Such a cute little favor or gift holder!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Grey Mitten Sketch

At Freshly Made Sketches, the ladies are starting to showcase Christmas/winter cards, and I couldn't wait to start using my stamps, too!  Always my favorite cards to make.  So here is another inspiring sketch from Rita Wright...

My card features some of my favorite images, especially this mitten from "Sewing Box Christmas" by Waltzingmouse Stamps...

The top leafy vine is from the Woodgrain set, also by Waltzingmouse Stamps.  I stamped some snowflakes from Nordic Winter (also WMS) and repeated the "Let it Snow" sentiment from PTI's new Christmas Cheer set.

I stamped the mitten 3 times, and pieced it back together.  I used a background (cuff) and snowflake from Nordic Winter, and then a different backgrounder on the grey portion called "Rice Paper" from Cornish Heritage Farms.  The bottom layer is embossed with A Muse Studio's Woodgrain impression plate.  Some red Liquid Pearls, red twine, and a little adhesive white pearl finished off the embellishing.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

This month at Papertrey Ink we were to be inspired by this lovely fall photo!

I took out two of my favorite fall sets, Leaf Prints and First Fruits. I stamped the pineapple from First Fruits in Versamark then heat embossed with white powder.  Added the "Greetings" from the O'Tannenbaum set, and a little Fresh Snow ink around the edges. The center of the leaves has a Lemon Tart button, white twine, and a wooden star inked white.

The background is made with Leaf Prints and then I used some Gelatos and smudged yellow and some red using Melissa Phillips' technique.  Ran the whole background piece through my Cuttlebug with the Canvas/Linen Impression Plate for some added texture!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Curtain Call "Pop Pop Pop" Challenge

This week at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge blog, this photo was featured...

I didn't have any popcorn images, so I made a banner just "poppin" with fall inspired flowers, berries, and branches...

The flowers are made with WPlus9's Fresh Cut Florals and More Fresh Cuts sets and dies, and the Layered Banner Banter set from PTI.  The branch die is from Memory Box.

I took a large striped embossing folder and inked it with Vintage Cream ink, then sent it through my cuttlebug with kraft paper to make  the background.  The "Enjoy" banner is stamped with an old "Rice Paper" backgrounder from Cornish Heritage Farms.  The background plaid paper is an older one from the Simple Stories "Generations" pad.

Such a gorgeous photo...perfect inspiration for the "in between" of summer to fall.  After making the card, I promptly had some popcorn in our "Whirlypop" that my husband found at a garage sale...we have loved using that thing all summer!  Beats microwave pop any day :)!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Just for Fun

I started this card for a sketch challenge, but it took so long that it ended up being just for fun! The birthday stamp is a wooden block stamp from Hampton Art, the flowers are "Fresh Cut Florals" from WPlus9, and the banners and hearts are cut with a Mama Elephant die!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

September with the Challenge Chicks

This month with the Challenge Chicks, Jeanne Streiff's challenge is called "Splat"... to use watercolor or ink splats on on our design!

I did a little of both using the "Ink Splats" stamp set from WPlus9 and Artful Flowers from Simon Says Stamps.

I first made the flowers by using the 2-step stamps and spritzing them with water after they were inked.  I also did the "rocking and rolling" technique at the end, adding a darker color on the edge of the solid stamp, spritzing it while on the block again, the stamping over the top of my first flower image.

I put coordinating lighter colored splats on the linen cardstock from PTI and then arranged the flowers that matched over the top of each coordinating "splat."

Now it's your turn to play along!  Can't wait to see what you make featuring "Splats"!

Upload your creations to Splitcoaststampers using the keyword CHXSEP15 or post them on your blog and link to our Facebook page HERE!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Never-ending card

I started this card on our trip to NJ last month for the 200th sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, but never had a chance to finish it!  So I tweaked it a little more, and decided to post it anyway since the ole blog must be getting rusty!

Used Papertrey Ink's Petite Pots and some dies from Mama Elephant.

And some popped up flower and mini sequins!