Sunday, November 10, 2013

Glittery Snowman!

Hello & Happy Sunday to you!

Today I have created a card for My Favorite Things Card Sketch #149, and here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

I am just a snowman lover, and this guy has my heart, well you can see the heart up there, it's the polka dot Coastal Cabana heart!!  Anyways, I love snowmen....

This a d o r a b l e snowman with soft pink cheeks (pink chalk) is the  Holiday Hugs Snowman from  My Favorite Things Rubber Stamps.  My Favorite Things has some of the cutest stamps and dies EVER!!!

The colors I used for this snowman are Pool Party, Going Gray, and Winter Frost Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!  Oh!  I aslo used the Silver Glitter from Stampin' Up (how cool is his glittered scarf?) and the Frosted Finishes button is from Stampin' Up!  

The glittery Scalloped Border is also from a die from MFTs and even the heart on the inside of the card is a die from MFTs.

I hope you enjoyed stopping by for this Glittery Snowman today!  OH AND DON'T FORGET to check out the other cards submitted for this sketch - they are amazing!!   You can see them right here!
Thank you and I appreciate your peek!!
Have a fabulous day!!


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Banners & Cupcakes!

Happy Hump Day!

Another challenge for me today...  Today's inspiration is from the The Shabby Tea Room Blog and here is the photo:

The theme for Week 191 is Shabby Fall Party and the challenge rules are to INCLUDE A BANNER, CUPCAKE/CAKE along with ORANGE/YELLOW.

Here is my card:

The stamp set I'm using is called Gobble Gobble and it's from Taylored Expressions.  I love Taylored Expressions "cuppie" stamp sets.  They are all the adorable little "cupcake" characters!!  This one is the turkey, a cupcake disguised as a turkey.  Does it get any cuter??  I don't think so!!

The colors I used are Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango and Crushed Curry.   I also used Stampin' Ups! Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper....  Love this fall combo!!

So I have my turkey cupcake and I had to add my banner, a leaf and twine banner sounds good to me!  I started with orange twine, and tied a few brown twine knots around the orange twine.  The finishing touch to the banner are the leaves, also from the Gobble Gobble stamp set!

Here is the inside of the card, simply stamped in Early Espresso..

Oh, and I added a gold sequin to the top of the turkey's head, there's usually a little circle on top of the  "cuppies" to add a button, rhinestone or a sequin, something to top it off!

The sentiment is a simple Happy Thanksgiving, and this is the time to remember (really all the time) all we are thankful for.  

Have a blessed day and thank you for stopping by today!!


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

What DOES the fox say??

Hello There!

Happy Tuesday AND tell me, what DOES the fox say?  So this silly song by Ylvis is taking the country by storm, maybe the world by storm!  It's a totally goofy song, and after hearing it once again the little fox was on my mind!!  (It's one of those songs that sticks in your head!!)

This foxy card is created for the challenge Make it Monday #139 - Stamped Square Frames, on the Capture the Moment Blog.  Here is Dawn's card, and she also does the instructional video:

The idea of the challenge is to create a square frame using stamps!  My square frame uses stamps from Papertrey Ink's Rosie Posie Stamp Set.   I used the Hexagon shaped border stamps to create the frame, and used Fine Linen, Juniper and Early Espresso inks and cardstock.

The cute little fox is from Papertrey Ink's Little Foxy Mini Stamp Set.  This little fox is the cutest and who knew the fox would become so popular!!  This little fox has blue glitter eyes, because the song says he has blue eyes!!

This was a fun card to make, I think Christmas may have lots of foxy stuff this year.  The fox costume they wear in the video was really popular for Halloween.  I tell ya, when I first saw and heard the song, I think on Ellen, I was like - what the heck??  Is this song for kindergartners! 

Anyway.....I hope you enjoyed this fun little card, right now the inside is blank.  I'm going to put it on Etsy - Schalk's Card Schoppe and see what happens, you can add your own sentiment!  

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Enjoy your day!!


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Christmas Card!


It's been awhile, but here I am back with a Christmas Card.   Today I'm participating in the Make it Monday #138 - Inlaid Die-Cuts challenge on the Capture the Moment Blog.  The Inlaid Die-Cuts add a bit of dimension to handmade cards.  I like the look!

Here is the card created by Betsy, she also did the instructional video for the challenge.

And here is my card:

I created with neutral colors today, Kraft, Early Espresso and Fine Linen.

The Inlaid Die-Cut is from the Background Basics Evergreens Die Set, which has a matching Background Basics Evergreens Stamp Set.  First I created a die cut the trees in Fine Linen and then stamped the polkadot trees using Crumb Cake ink.  I love these trees, and will be using them a lot this Christmas!!

The "Peace on Earth" sentiment is embossed with Early Espresso embossing powder.  I've been embossing a lot more recently!  I haven't done this in years (about 20 years!!), but it really does add to the cards and I like the texture it creates!!  The "Peace on Earth" sentiment is from the Tis the Season Sentiments Stamp Set.  I love the fonts used on this sentiments set!  Both stamp sets are from Papertrey Ink.  

This is the inside of the card, I added a Kraft die-cut of the trees to the inside, makes it all come together!  

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Have an awesome week!!