Monday, October 16, 2017

SCS Falliday Fest




Good Monday everyone!  Splitcoaststampers has their annual Fallidays Fest going on and I was asked by my BFF - Teresa - to create a sample card for her Christmas Around the World challenge. Nothing symbolizes world better than a globe, so this was a quick and easy card to design when I started with Reverse Confetti's globe die.  I also used RC's Edge Essentials, All Framed Up and Winter Words dies. The gold-embossed sentiment - Winter Word Coordinates by RC - was die cut with MFT's Stitched Fishtail Flags Die-Namics. Patterned paper is from So This is Christmas 6x6 pad by Carta Bella. 

I'm off to work this afternoon and again tomorrow, then have a 3 day off stretch!  I have some fall cleaning to do...or I could just play in my stamp room during my extra time off - lol!   Hopefully, some of both will happen. 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Under Your Spell


I had some Copic coloring fun with this Halloween creation for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge! Everything was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on X-Press It Blending Card.  I used MANY Copic colors and totally lost track of all the numbers!  The patterned papers are from the Halloween Basics 6x6 paper pad by Recollections.  It doesn't show up in the photo, but the eyeballs are highlighted with Glossy Accents which adds such a fun detail!  The hat buckle was outlined using a metallic gold pen. 

STAMPS: Witch Way is the Candy? by MFT.
DIES: Witch Way is the Candy? by MFT; Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX and Stitched Fishtail Flags Die-Namics by MFT.

A local country music radio station - WCYK - in Charlottesville, VA has a young single male morning DJ named Tom Morgan who has never received a Halloween card and didn't even realize people sent Halloween cards - lol!  So...the station is challenging listeners to send Tom some Halloween cards and they will send $1 for every card sent in to the UVA Children's Hospital!  I couldn't pass up the opportunity to send a handmade card showcasing one of my fave sets! 

Inspired By All The Little Things



Happy Saturday everyone!  Are you ready for another great Inspired By All the Little Things challenge?  The navy gown in the photo inspired me to go with a navy background and the burgundy roses and variety of greens led me to Reverse Confetti's Blooms 'n Buds stamp set with matching dies.  

Here is my enabler's list:
STAMPS: Blooms 'n Buds, Sentiment Essentials - Reverse Confetti.
PAPER: Night of Navy, White - SU.
INK: Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler - SU; Versafine Onyx Black; Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint distress oxide inks by Ranger.
DIES: Blooms 'n Buds, Sentiment Essentials, Tall Stripe Panel - Reverse Confetti.

Our creative guest designer for the week is Sandy Mathis of Stamp with Sandy!  Please stop by her blog to say hello and to check out her beautiful sample!

We would love to see how you interpret this photo and hope to see you in the gallery!

Friday, October 13, 2017

SSS Wednesday Challenge




Yay, it's Friyay and I'm playing along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is asking us to create a thinking of you card.  Though my sentiment isn't those exact words, I thought sending love and hugs is the same thing.  After white embossing the sunflower image, I colored with Zig Clean Color brush markers which makes it so easy to blend and color in small spaces!  

What did I use?
STAMPS: Summer Flowers (SSS), Sending and Wishing (SSS).
PAPER: Ranger watercolor, Black Licorice (MFT), Bumblebee Yellow (Reverse Confetti).
DIES: Sending (SSS), Fishtail Flags Die-Namics (MFT).
ZIGS: 051, 050, 052 - flower; 053, 046, 043 - leaves; 061, 060, 065 - flower center; 302 - shadowing.

Another cloudy day here in VA but we are really needing rain, so no complaints here! Thanks so much for stopping by...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Color Throwdown




It's time once again for a new Color Throwdown Challenge! Amy Rohl is our hostess this week and has some fabulous fall colors for us: orange, taupe and black!  I flipped the sketch for the current CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.  The background was embossed with SU's Woodgrain embossing folder then sponged lightly with Vintage Photo distress oxide ink.  Here's what else I used...


STAMPS: Pumpkin Patch (Reverse Confetti).
PAPER: Haunted 6x6 pad by MME; Sand by Reverse Confetti; True Black and Vintage Cream by PTI.
INK: Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo distress oxide inks by Ranger.
DIES: Edge Essentials, Pumpkin Patch, Swirlies - Reverse Confetti. 

Our guest star stamper is Rosemary Dennis from Hey There...rosigrl!  Be sure to stop by her blog and see her gorgeous take on the colors!

We'd love to have you join us in the challenge this week! For more details on how to play along, head over to the Color Throwdown Blog and you'll find the information on the right sidebar!  You can also visit the rest of the design team's creations for more inspiration by clicking on the links below:

Amy Rohl 
Amy Rysavy
Barbara Anders  

Michele Ferguson - October Guest Designer

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Inspired By All The Little Things



Happy Saturday everyone! It's time for a new photo inspiration on the Inspired By All the Little Things challenge blog!  My eye zeroed in on the rust and cream colored mums, so I reached to ink up a recent buy from Simon Says Stamp's September release - a stamp set called Let Us Rejoice. 

I stamped Memento Tuxedo Black ink on X-Press It Blending Card paper then colored with Copics.  The wonky stitched rectangle die by Lil' Inker Designs was used to frame the image.  


STAMPS: Let Us Rejoice (Simon Says Stamp).
PAPER: Kraft (PTI), Stella and Rose 'Mabel' 6x6 pad by My Mind's Eye.

Our guest designer for this week is Bonnie Klass of Stamping
with Klass. Welcome!

We'd love to see how you interpret this photo, so hope to see you in the gallery!

World Card Making Day



Today is World Card Making Day and Concord and 9th stamp company is giving away nine $25 gift cards for their store if you play along and post on FB or IG using the hashtag #C9WCMD!  I couldn't pass up this opportunity for a chance to win!  For details, you can check out their blog post HERE.

I already had this "smooshed" distress ink background (Mowed Lawn and Wilted Violet) in my leftover stash, so I just added some splattered yellow gold watercolor paint from Gansai Tambi Starry Colors set.  I added a couple of frame dies (All Framed Up by Reverse Confetti) using Crumb Cake CS (SU), then gold embossed the elegant leaf from C9's Lace Leaf stamp set.  I used the Grateful Leaf die to cut it with my Big Shot.  The sentiment also comes with the leaf die and I cut it 3 times - twice with Grape Soda CS (Reverse Confetti) and once with metallic gold CS.  

That's it from me...have a super weekend!