Monday, October 20, 2014

Perfect Pennants with the Paper Craft Crew

Hi there,

Glad you stopped by!  I have a card to show you that I created using the sketch over at the Paper Craft Crew challenges particular sketch #114!

I wanted to use some of my DSP from last year's pattern stack.....and not use it for a Christmas card!  I had birthday on my mind, birthday that can be used for kids or an adult, and this sketch was perfect for it!

Here is my card

My colours are Pool Party,Basic Grey and Whisper White.  

I used my Scalloped Tag Punch, Tiny Star Punch from Mini Merry Punches, retired Star Punch - easily replicated with the Star Framelits - 1/2 " Circle Punch and corner rounder.

The stampset is Perfect Pennants, first stamped in Basic Grey onto the tag, then again in Pool Party on a scrap and used the 1/2" Circle Punch to get just the 'a'.  Then I raised it up using a dimensional.

I hope you enjoy my card.

Happy Stampin'


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Happy Birthday with Freshly Made Sketches

Hello to my Stampin' Friends.

Thank you for joining me today.  I have a birthday card that is very fast to make and I used Freshly Made Sketches challenge #158 to help inspire me!

I just love participating in these challenges - they really help with that creative block and keep you from getting into a rut with layouts!  I hope that you will stop by to see all of the wonderful creations that were made with this challenge...and if you have joined me via their website - thank you!

I used some great fall colours and the fabulous patterned paper - DSP - found in the Holiday Catalogue, Colour Me Autumn!  Although, I have a bit of a confession...I didn't even notice this pattern in the pack - but I just love it!

I used the stampsets Sassy Salutations and Gorgeous Grunge.

Here is a picture of my card...

The colours I used were taken directly from the patterned paper....Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze and the 'spatter dots' were done in Crumb Cake.  I couldn't resist using a little twine to finish it off.

 Happy Stampin'


Monday, October 13, 2014

Thanksgiving with Roger's TV

Hello everyone,

Thank you for stopping by!  

This weekend is Thanksgiving here in Canada and I had the great honour of spending some time with my friends on the Roger's TV show Daytime show yesterday to celebrate!  

I had a great time doing some papercrafting and sharing the beautiful products Stampin'UP! has to offer for this very festive time of year.

I thought you might like to see the things we created and that I had on display.  

First, a picture of my whole display

This picture is the front of a wine bottle tag that we made live on the show!  Picture it on a beautiful wine bottle - I had left mine at home and forgot to bring it for the show!  ;)  Wouldn't it be nice to decorate a bottle of wine for your hostess?

This is a little bit of home decor.  I created this picture in a small frame that I found at the dollar store!  Great added touch for your festivities.  I used my Autumn Leave Bigz die to make lots of leaves for my display table, my Oval Framleits for the pumpkin and my Decorative Label Punch for my greeting.


This is a picture of treat holder made using the new Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Die!  I just LOVE these!  I thought this on would be great for a place setting on your table.  I added a little DSP for some interest. 

This picture is a little turkey I created using the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Die and some of punches and Framelits.  I CASED the idea from Debbie Henderson - be sure to stop by her blog and see all of the great things she has made using this Thinlits Die!

The next picture is an invitation that I had made.  We didn't have enough time to make it live on the show, but we did point it out for the views to see - I even made a special envelope using my Envelope Punch Board - it just makes it extra special!

More Curvy Keepsake boxes and tags using the Merry Everything Stampset and matching Punch!  With the bundle you save 15%!  This set will take you from Thanksgiving right through to Christmas!  LOVE it!

I made the boxes using all of the colours I had for the show - fun 'pumkins' in every colour!  I used my Gorgeous Grunge stampset to get the lines on them.  And added different accessories like twine, ribbon and those adorable mini clothes pins!

Well, I hope the projects I made will inkspire you to add some handmade touches to your Thanksgiving festivites!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Wine Bottle Tag with The Friday Mashup FMS 181!

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying your Thanksgiving celebrations.

This week I had the great pleasure of papercrafting on the Roger's TV show Daytime!  One of the projects I made live was a wine bottle tag!  I thought it was a perfect match to submit to the challenge over at The Friday Mashup!  There are some really great tags for all of the upcoming holidays!  Be sure to stop on over and have a look!

These are so great to dress up a wine bottle for your hostess!  It just gives an added personal touch which is always appreciated for any occasion. 

I used a 3 1/2 inch by 8 1/2 inch piece of Soft Suede Cardstock and I rounded the corners.  I scored the cardstock on the long side at 3 1/2 inches to create the part that hangs you put onto the neck of the wine bottle.  I punch a hole in the short end using my 2 1/2 inch circle punch.

For the decorative part of the tag, I used the Colour Me Autumn DSP from the new Holiday Catalogue - there are SO many really beautiful patterns in this pack!  I rounded the bottom corners to match the cardstock.  

I added a strip of Burlap ribbon and cut the ends to make it look like a banner.  The leaf I made using More Mustard Cardstock and my Autumn Accents BigZ die.  I sponged it to make it look a little worn.  I added a bow using the 3/8 inch Stitched Satin Ribbon in Mossy Meadow found in the Annual Catalogue.  For an added touch I used a little acorn from the Autumn Wooden Elements found in the Holiday Catalogue.

I think it would be nice to receive a wine bottle with a handmade tag for Thanksgiving, wouldn't you?

Thank you for stopping by!  Be sure to stop by tomorrow to see all of the other projects that I made with the crew from Roger's TV Daytime!


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Frilly with Stampin' Royalty

Hello there,

Thanks for stopping by!  I have a cute card for you today...a frilly card!  The gals over at Stampin' Royalty have some great inspiration with challenge SR #248.  I haven't seen a challenge like this before.

My post is too late for the challenge, but I wanted to show you what I made with it in mind.  Be sure to stop on over to see what others have created.

Here is my card......

 I have almost a whole spool of the Ruffled Ribbon from last year's Annual Catalogue that was a perfect fit.  I was thinking a ruffled skirt!  I used the Perfect Pennants stampset for my greeting.  I stamped it once in Backed Brown Sugar and then again in Real Red and punched out the 'a' using my smallest circle punch.  I polished it off with some Rhinestones.

I hope my card gives you some Inkspiration!  ;)

Happy Stampin'