Tuesday, July 31, 2012

too early for halloween? Googly Ghouls!

On January 1st this year I was half kidding when I said it would be kind of cool to try and make a card a day.  Well, I knew I couldn't literally make a card each day with my schedule, but then thought that maybe if I made my own Christmas cards this year I might be able to make it to 366 (extra one in February).    I'm waaaay behind, but I made my 100th card today!  
The funny thing is that I took out this beautiful floral paper and kept looking over at the cute new the Halloween stamp set off to the side of my desk and quickly switched gears.

I stamped the sentiment several times without reinking to get a more eerie feel.

All supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted otherwise:
stamps:  Googly Ghouls, Border Banter, Very Vanilla
card stock: Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango
paper: Howlstooth & Scaringbone
Ink: Basic Gray, Stazon Black
Accessories:  Googly Eyes
Other - Black and White Baker's Twine

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Comfort Cafe and Paper Piercing

Just playing with some new toys - Stampin' Up! Comfort Cafe patterned paper and the fun new paper piercing templates.  I love those because they coordinate with the framelit dies.  It adds just a little something extra to a die cut shape.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Everything Eleanor and Field Flowers

Just playing around with a bunch of stamp sets today on a tag and came up with this card.  I used the flower from Everything Eleanor, the leaves and sentiment from Field Flowers, the woodgrain background stamp and the netting background stamp which I don't use enough.  I really like it and love how it adds a little bit of texture.   I also broke out my new fancy fan embossing folder for the embossing on Primrose Petals card stock.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Clean & Simple Stamping Sketch

I just stumbled upon a site called Clean & Simple Stamping and they post card sketches.  I decided to play along.  I actually made a card about 5 or so years ago that looks almost exactly like this sketch.  I'll have to dig up a photo of it.   Anyway, I got out my supplies while having my coffee and created this card for the sketch.

Again -sorry about the slightly blurry photo.  I'm not in my studio and only have my cell phone camera with me.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Preserved Sneak Peak

Just a quick card I made for a sketch challenge using a Pagemaps June card sketch.   I used a stamp from the upcoming Perfectly Preserved Stamp set.   I'm really excited about this product suite  - there's some adorable paper and the best best part are the Framelit dies that coordinate with the stamp set.  Love.

Please excuse the bad photo - only have my cell phone right now.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

stampin' up! - Reason to Smile - one set two different ways

Here are a couple of cards I made with the new Stampin' Up! set called Reason to smile which is a $5 set for July (with a $50 purchase).  I couldn't pass up a $5 set!
In the second card you can see that it's a two-step stamp set so you first stamp with the background solid stamp and then stamp over it with the detail line stamp.  I only used the detail stamp on the Thank You card and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I love how you can use this stamp set in different ways. My first card was inspired by the very talented Kristina Werner.