Friday, September 27, 2013

Taylored Expressions September Studio Challenge!

Oohhh Happy Friday!!

Yay for the weekend!!  Doing anything exciting this weekend??  AND it's the last weekend of SEPTEMBER!!  I have a feeling this holiday season is going to go by way toooooo fast!

Yeah, another challenge for me!  Today I am participating in the Taylored Expressions September Studio Challenge.  Taylored Expressions is one of my top three favorite rubber stamp companies!  I just love the stamps and their gallery of projects!!

The challenge is to create a card using inspiration from one of the Taylored Expressions Pinterest Board.  While you're checking that out, why don't you follow me on Pinterest also, you can do that right here!  I got my inspiration from this pin!  It's from Taylor's Birthday Inspiration board. 
On to the card:

I don't know about you, but I am a CANDY LOVER!!  All kinds of candy, but most of all milk chocolate with nuts,  or anything PEANUT BUTTER!!  My absolute FAVORITE for Halloween is the Reeses Peanut Butter Pumpkin!  I haven't had one yet this year, I'm in trouble!  OK back to the card!  I used Taylored Expressions Candy Monster Stamp Set.

How cute is this guy?  He is also perfect as a Halloween Candy Monster, but this card is for a birthday!  You could give it to your Candy Lover friend, we all have one!

The colors I used are Only Orange, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White.

And how about those piles of candy?  I could handle that, it also makes the card look so happy!!  Any candy lover would LOVE this card!  Looking at those piles also makes me think of Halloween, dumping out the Halloween bags.

Here is the inside of the card, with a bit of lollipop embellishment, and below is the matching envelope!

This was another fun challenge!  

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!  And if you want some more eye candy, don't forget to check out the other cards on Taylor's Blog.

Enjoy your weekend!


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop!

Hi There!

Today is Papertrey Ink's Blog Hop on the Capture the Moment Blog.  The challenge is to include a wreath, any type of wreath for any season.  I chose a Papertrey Ink Stamp Set called Birds and Blooms.   It's a really cute stamp set with a wreath, birds, a nest, eggs for the nest and of course flowers to fill in the wreath!  Oh and sentiments too!  Here is my card for the blog hop:

First you stamp the wreath, then you stamp three different sets of flowers, it turns out so cute as you can see here!  The little bird and the nest with eggs....  Cute overload!!  I definitely had the fall season in mind while I was stamping this card..

The colors I used are Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Only Orange, Dusty Durango, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla.

I love this sentiment also, "With a Grateful Heart", and then inside "Wishing You all the Best" - it could be used as a wedding card, or a card for someone starting a new phase of their life!

Here is the inside of the card, and below is the matching envelope!

Thank you for stopping by today, don't forget to check out all the other cards submitted for this Blog Hop, there are some beauties!!

Enjoy your day!!


Monday, September 23, 2013

I love snowmen!

Ohhhh hello!  (I see this on rubber stamps all the time & I like it!)

Well, another day, another challenge!!  AND it's another Papertrey Ink challenge on the Capture the Moment blog.   Today's challenge is Make it Monday #133 - 

Creating a Flocked Look with Dimensional Paste

Here are the cards made by Danielle Flanders:

I love the look of these cards, you can see the flocked look here, she used a polka dot template, check out the blog and you can see how she does it in a video.

Here is my card:

I used the Winter Snow Globe Stamp Set from Papertrey Ink.  How cute is that snowman?  One of my favorites!!  The stamp set also comes with a really cute Santa, and a cute Christmas Tree.  And the cutest little sentiments!  One of my favorite holiday stamp sets!!


I stuck with the neutral colors here, and used the Hexagon Cover Plate Die as my template for the flocked look!  I used a "thinner" medium, but may have to pick up a thicker one at Michaels later this week!  It does give a very cool texture.  I used Gesso on this card. and mixed in a bit of Folkart Extreme Glitter paint (since I am a total glitter girl)!.

After I spread the gesso/paint combo over my template, and removed the template, I dusted with a bit of a chunkier glitter - snow!!

My snowglobe does have a piece of thin acrylic over it, to give it the snowglobe look, it's kind of hard to see here, but it added another bit of dimension.  I also embellished with a kraft colored button, some natural twine and some Stampin' Up! Burlap Ribbon!!  Soooooo even tho fall has just begun, here is a bit of winter cheer for you!!

Thank YOU for stopping by today, don't forget to stop by the Capture the Moment blog to check out the other cards posted to this challenge.

Have a fabulous day!!


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happy Autumn!

Hello There!

Happy first day of Fall to you!!  It's amazing how it feels like fall already..  It's a bit cooler here in Southern California today, but supposed to be really HOT again tomorrow!  We will see...  The stores already have pumpkins and Halloween candy!!  Sooooo it's Fall - here we go!!

Today my card is for a challenge on the Capture the Moment blog.  It's Make it Monday #132 - Layered Border Die Cuts challenge.  Using die cuts, make a decorative border!!  Here is the card sample from the Capture the Moment blog:

How cute is this polka dot scalloped border!  Love the colors!  So I used a scalloped border also, I just put an Autumn twist on it!  Here is my card:

For the scalloped border I used Stampin' Ups! Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper.   The colors used are Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Only Orange and Crumb Cake.

The Friendship Jar and all the sets that go with it are just adorable!  The Fall Fillers set has all kinds of cute items you can add to the jar, ghosts, witch shoes and candy corn, and also the pumpkins and acorns as shown here!

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed this Autumn inspired card!  Don't forget to check out the Capture the Moment blog to see lots of other takes on this challenge!!  You won't be disappointed!

Have an awesome day!


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Washi Birthday Challenge

Hi There!

I've created another card for a new challenge!  This challenge is from the Taylored Expressions blog.
And the challenge is to use Washi Tape to create a birthday card.

I have been "collecting" LOTS of Washi Tape, and I haven't been using it very much.  SOooooo this was a perfect opportunity to use it on a card!!   Oh!!  And here is my card:

I used the washi tape as the background, how cool is that!  I love how bright the card turned out, thanks to the washi tape!!

Do you love these flowers??  I do!!  They are from the Stamp-of-the-Month stamp set for September from Taylored Expressions.

The colors I used are Coastal Cabana and Whisper White, and I colored in with copic markers.

The big dots on the background are from the stamp set, they make a great background!


And here is the coordinated inside of the card!   Thank you for stopping by to check out my card and this super pretty stamp set!!  The flowers are fun to color, and turn out sooooooo nice and colorful!!
Have a fabulous day!!


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Bless Our Home....


Thank you for stopping by stamp. craft. pin. today!  I did another challenge, this one is on The Shabby Tea Room's blog!  This is Week 183 - Time Flies!  The challenge is to use this photo for inspiration and include a CLOCK image!

Here is the inspiration photo:

And here is my card:

And I fell in love with another stamp set, so what else is new!  This stamp set is from Close to My Heart and it's called Welcome Home.  Really cute set!

You can see my little mantel clock as my "clock image", reminds me of my mom, she loves these little mantel clocks!  And I added the flowers in neutral tones, with little rhinestones for some bling - I noticed a little bling on the tree branch in the inspiration photo.

The colors are Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand and Going Gray.

Oh!  And the couch with the pillows, I'm totally decorating a house here, and I LOVE the little dog!!

Here's a close up of the detailed work - there a black twine bow there, and I stamped the sentiment with a fan-shaped background.  It could be used as wallpaper also, check out the stamp set, totally for the home decorator, or wanna be home decorator!

And here's the inside of the card, "There's No Place Like Home" - so true, it's always good to get home!

If you want a real treat, check out the other cards submitted on The Shabby Tea Room's blog, the work is beautiful!

Thanks again for checking out my blog today, have a lovely day!


Friday, September 13, 2013

Going Dockside Again!

Greetings to you and Happy Positive Thinking Day!!  Well that's better than Friday the 13th right?  My cup is half full today!!  :-)

I seem to be posting mostly challenges lately, and I've done another one!!  I'm playing along with WPlus9's Monday Mood Board #20 today!  Here is the mood board:

So it's a nautical themed card, and you just go with it!  I went with it, and my colors are off a bit, because my crabs are Tangerine Tango this time, but it does have a nautical theme!

I  have this super cute nautical paper called Ocean Breeze from Best Creation, Inc.  The paper already has the sea shore scene on the lower right hand corner.

I added the little sailboat from the super fun Dockside stamp set from WPlus9.  I also added the birds flying in the sky, oh and the sentiment "Happy Retirement"!!  

My favorite part is the nautical banner, I love banners, and it just goes to show you can make a banner for any theme!!  The banner is put together with natural twine (my favorite twine!) - and it just really adds to the card and is instant embellishment!

The colors used are Tangerine Tango, Soft Sky, Midnight Muse and Crumb Cake, all from Stampin' Up!.

On the inside of the card I used the Dockside Backgrounds, and I just can't get enough of those little crabs!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and have a fabulously positive day!