Monday, September 26, 2016

Pumpkin Spice and everything nice

Today our temperature dropped, it was a sunny day, but it was windy and cool with the high around 62 degrees.  So it was a brisk fall day.  That is when I like to snug in with something warm.  Like to cuddle my cats and sip on some Pumpkin Spice Latte.  I really was thinking about it today, but was too tired to go get some.  I did color it instead.  I used a digital stamp that came from Verve and a sentiment from TLC.  Maybe tomorrow I will sneak out for a cup.



Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - A Whole Latte Love
Cardstock: Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Verve - Latte Love
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Pumpkin Spice and everything nice
Brads:  EK Success
Dies:  Die-Namics - Mini Fancy Doilies
Spellbinder:  Small and Large Circle; Postage Label
Ink:  Distress - Mustard
Distress Tool
Pop Dots

Challenges
Viva la Verve - September Sketch 2
CHNC Patterned - September
CRAFT - Ch. 382 Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving
Creative Corner - Autumn
Brown Sugar - Ch. 217 Anything Goes
4CC - Ch. 317 Colors of Fall

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Pterodactyl Happy Birthday

I have a bunch of images colored, but they are for some new releases that will be coming out soon at Imagine That Digistamp that are super adorable.  Today, I made a card for all the birthdays that I have coming up, using a pre-colored image called Pterodactyl Banner.  I just love the soft pastel colors, and combined it with these metallic papers from SEI.




Patterned Paper:  SEI
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Branching Out
Ribbon:  Michael's
Flowers:  Prima & Recollection

Challenges
Seize the Birthday - Soft and Simple
Crazy for Challenges - C4C355 Birthday
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 207 Happy Birthday
Cupcake Inspirations - Ch. 377 Party Time
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 444 Party Time
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 31 Anything but Square
Incy Wincy - Things that Fly




Monday, September 19, 2016

Sprinkle each day with kindness

Tomorrow is my daughter's 24th birthday, and I am driving 120 miles in the EARLY am so I can spend the whole day with her in her 4th grade classroom.  I have not spent the whole day with 9 and 10 year olds since I volunteered once in her classroom so this should be interesting.  She enjoys working with children whereas I work with the elderly so we are different spectrums.  I have a bunch of party stuff to take to the classroom for my princess since she has ALWAYS been one.  The poor boys of this classroom will have to bear with me, but I did get some black horns and blowers so it isn't all pink.  I was going to drive tonight, but it is raining and I don't want to drive in that so I will just get up early then I won't have to pack so much.

For my card, I used the newest Verve stamp set and made a shaker card out of the flower.  I gold embossed the sentiment.  I dry embossed a brick looking background.  I also used the paper and sequins pack that came with the stamp set.



Patterned Paper:  Verve (freebie); Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp & Sentiment:  Verve -  Kindness Matters
Dies:  Verve -  Great Kindness Die Set
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Sequins:  Verve
Ink:  Versa Mark
Embossing Powder:  Stamp Craft - Gold
Acetate Sheet
Gems:  Paper Studio

Challenges
Viva la Verve - September Sketch 1 

Sparkle N Sprinkle - September
Craft Your Passion - Ch. 330 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 128 Anything Goes
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 206 Anything Goes

1959 A very good year

Today is my boyfriend's birthday.  So I made this card for him using the Lili of the Valley image and a sentiment from TLC.  I tease him that he is vintage so I made a card that looks like it, hehe.  He actually likes purple so that is why I actually colored it the way I did, and that was one of the first things he commented about when he saw it.




Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Lili of the Valley - Secretly Yours
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - 1959 A very good year
Twine:  Natural Fibers
Bling:  Paper Studio
Button:  My Favorite Things
Circle Punch:  EK Success

Challenges
CHNC Patterned - September
OSAAT - Ch. 271 A special day
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 206 Anything Goes
Come & Get It - Lots of layers
Cute Card Thursday - Ch.443 Vintage
Crafty Ribbons - Ch. 167 Birthday

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Party Dog - it's all about the cake

In September I have a lot of birthdays so here is a quick card that I made.  It is using the Shar-Pei Party set, and the sentiment is from TLC.  I made this card as a sample for the 1,2,3 Recipe Challenge since it has 1 image, 2 patterned papers and 3 buttons so you can see the challenge at this link.






Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections; Paper Studio
Stamp:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Birthdays, it's all about the cake
Dies:  Sizzix
Buttons:  stash
Twine:  Natural Fibers

Challenges
OSAAT - Ch. 271 A Special Day
Brown Sugar - Ch. 216 Balloons
Crafter's Cafe - Ch. 157 Use buttons
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 74 Boys, Men, Masculine

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Rain or Shine

I made this card for a friend of mine and just love the sentiment which is from Verve.



Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Verve 
Ink: Distress
Twine
Gems:  Recollection
Flower:  Tonic
Pearl:  Jolee

Challenges
Mojo - Sketch 465
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 248 - 249 Anything Goes
Craft your Passion - Ch. 329 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 127 Anything Goes
CHNC Patterned - September

Friday, September 16, 2016

I saw it was your birthday

I have a co-worker, Jerrald who has his birthday next week.  He works in our home mod department so I made this card for him.  He always stops in my office and gives me grief so I thought a little humor for him would be good.



Patterned Paper:  Doodle Pantry
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Doodle Pantry - Classic Tools
Spellbinder:  Small and large circle
Bling:  Recollection
Ink:  Color Box

Challenges
Ants in my Pantry - Ch. 21 Anything Goes
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 74 Boys, men, masculine