Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Gobble Gobble

Good morning! As promised, I'm back with a card using that fun turkey stamp in my OCL Holiday Cruiser set. I colored an extra car, cut it out, and popped it up on foam tape. The white circle is also up on foam tape. I added some Platinum Stickles to the windshield, headlight, brake lights, and the buckle on the turkey's hat. The layout is Taylor's Sketch 84.

Here's the inside..pretty similar layout to the front:

Stamps: OCL Holiday Cruiser
Paper: PTI Select White, Prism Sunflowers Light, MME Road Trip DP (Abbey Road)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Taylored Expressions Ribbon, Platinum Stickles, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Cornice Edge Punch, Chocolate Kaiser Craft Pearls, Foam Tape, Prism Pencils, Gamsol, Circle Nestabilities

Have a good one!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Autumn Gardener

Hey all! Last night my daughter and I went to see Fame....oh what a fun movie! I'm getting ready to head to the gym this a.m. and then this afternoon we'll watch the race...well, that is *if* it doesn't get rained out. If it does get rained out, then we're all going to go see Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

Here's a card I made for SCS Sketch 247. On the front of the card I used this sweet Sarah Kay image that Michelle sent me. It's called Gardeners Need Many Helpers. It's stamped on Prism Smooth White and I colored it with prisma pencils....and can I just tell you that this CS works WONDERFULLY with prismas and gamsol. Oh my word, it's my new favorite for Prisma coloring!! The chocolate scallop rectangle is up on foam tape. I colored an extra hat, cut it out, and popped that up on foam tape too. Here's a close-up:

...and here's the inside where I used a sentiment from my JustRite Autumn Blessings set:

Stamps: Sarah Kay Gardeners Need Many Helpers, JustRite Autumn Blessings
Paper: Prism Smooth White, PTI Dark Chocolate, MME Stomp Big Attitude DP
Ink: Black
Accessories: Prisma Pencils, Gamsol, Brown Brads, Brown Grosgrain Ribbon, Foam Tape, Rectangle & Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities, SU Punch

Enjoy your day!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Cruisin' in the Batmobile

I wanted to play some more with this fun witch from my OCL Holiday Cruiser set. This time I put her in a yellow batmobile complete with bats flying around.....okay okay, I know, the batmobile isn't yellow. Let's pretend it is! {wink}

I stamped the witch and car in black craft ink and heat embossed with clear EP. The image is watercolored with markers and reinkers. The edges were sponged with pumpkin pie ink, and the panel is glued down with foam tape. The Basic Grey Eerie DP, bats, and mesh ribbon are all from my TE Halloween Key Ingredients. Fun stuff!

The layout is Weekend Sketch 98...well, except I left off the circle/flower element.

Here's the inside where I stamped a broom from the Holiday Cruiser set. The broom was colored with Prisma pencils. This set is SOOO versatile...Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas all in one set. I'll be back in the next few days with something using that fun turkey from the set.

Stamps: OCL Holiday Cruiser
Paper: PTI True Black, PTI Vintage Cream, Watercolor Paper, Basic Grey Eerie DP
Ink: Black Craft Ink, Various markers and reinkers
Accessories: Taylored Expressions Halloween Key Ingredients (Eerie DP, Bats, Mesh Ribbon), Purple String, Foam Tape, Deckled Nestabilities, Sponge, Clear Embossing Powder, Prisma Pencils

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Witchy Wiper Card

Hey there! The other day Renee Van Stralen posted a Wiper Card on her blog and I just had to try making one myself. Totally fun to make! You can see the complete card here on the Stamp a Sweet Impression blog.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Cruisin' Witch

Hey there! I made a card for this month's OCL Sketch. You're all welcome to play....and if you make something and upload it by September 25th, you'll be entered to win something! {smile}

I used my OCL Holiday Cruiser set for my card. The main matted panel is up on foam tape and it's faux stitched with my piercing tool and a black Spica glitter pen. The image was colored with Prisma Pencils and blended with gamsol.

Speaking of faux stitching....I asked my DH for a Janome Sew Mini for Christmas so I can add some REAL sewing on my cards. I have no idea how to sew but I've seen a couple great tutorials so hopefully I can learn. Seriously, the last time I used a sewing machine was when I was in middle school and we had to make a pillow and a baseball t-shirt (both of which came out butt ugly, let me tell ya!). So anyway, more on that in a few months.....

Here's the inside of the card. The Trick or Treat sentiment is also from my OCL Holiday Cruiser set:

Stamps: OCL Holiday Cruiser
Paper: PTI True Black, White, Prism Intense Amethyst, Basic Grey Eerie DP
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Black Spica Glitter Pen
Accessories: Prisma Pencils, Gamsol, Piercing Tool, Foam Tape, Martha Stewart Spider Web Punch, Purple Bling from Mike's

Have a wickedly wonderful day (sorry, couldn't resist)!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

HoHo Hollydays

Awwww, isn't this little puppy CAAA-UTE?! This Christmas card is most DEFINITELY going to my cousin, Kim.....dog groomer and absolute dog fanatic. I think she'll just love this little guy. He's in the new HoHo Hollydays set from Angels Landing.

I sized the image on the computer and printed it on PTI Select White, colored it with prismas and Gamsol, glued down some red Taylor's Tiny Twinkles on the holly, and added some OCL Sugar Sparkly Fluff to his hat. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE this wide striped ribbon? Awesome stuff!

Here's a close-up:

Digi Image: Angels Landing HoHo Hollydays
Paper: Riding Hood Red, PTI Select White
Accessories: May Arts Striped Ribbon, Sugar Sparkly Fluff, Quickie Glue Pen (for Fluff), Red Mini Rhinestones, Diamond Glaze (to glue down the rhinestones), Prisma Pencils, Gamsol

Hope you're having a great day!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Jolly Follies

Hey everybody and Happy Sunday!

Yesterday we had my husband's company picnic and didn't get home 'til late. This morning I went to the gym, stopped by Target to buy some more school pants for my daughter, came home and went STRAIGHT to my craft table to make something for the Fall-to Layout Challenge (love this challenge each week). Now we're just relaxing in front of the TV watching the race...ahhhh, feels good to have a lazy Sunday afternoon at home.

Anywhooo, I'm rambling. Onto my card. The main image is from my Penny Black Jolly Follies clear set and the sentiment is from my JustRite Christmas Joy set. The long deckled rectangle was sponged with Saffron and Rust ink, and it's up on foam tape. I added some Gold Stickles to highlight the bells, and glued down some red mini rhinestones on the holly with a small dot of Diamond Glaze. The DP is MME Merry Days of Christmas.

Stamps: Penny Black Jolly Follies, JustRite Christmas Joy
Paper: PTI White, MME Merry Days of Christmas
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, So Saffron, Really Rust
Accessories: Prisma Pencils, Gamsol, Gold Stickles, Mini Rhinestones, Diamond Glaze, Foam Tape, Spellbinders Long Deckled Rectangles, Piercing Tool, Gold Cord, Corner Rounder Punch

Okay, I'm off to "couch out" some more {hehe!} Enjoy the rest of your day!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Happy Fright Night

Hey all! Here's a card I made for Fall-to Layout 59 using my Spooky Expressions set. The main image and sentiment are stamped in black craft ink and heat embossed with clear EP, and I added some Taylor's Tiny Twinkles (light purple) around the tree. The polka dot ribbon and purple Prism papers are from the Halloween Key Ingredients.

Here's a close-up:

Stamps: TE Spooky Expressions
Paper: Prism Papaya Puree Dark, Prism Wizard Medium, White, True Black
Ink: Black Craft
Accessories: Polka Dot Ribbon, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, Diamond Glaze (to glue down the twinkles), Bow Easy, Clear Embossing Powder
Card Size: 5" Square

Have a GREAT day!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Autumn Tweetings

Whooo-hoooo! New goodies from Angels Landing! This new set is called Autumn Tweetings and it was JUST released yesterday. In fact, there was a blog hop with the awesome DT. Here's the link to the start of the hop in case you missed it and want to check it out.

My card is a 5" square card. I sized the image on the computer and and printed it onto Kraft CS, colored with prismas, and added some orange peel stickles to the curls around the leaves. The chocolate scallop circle is up on foam tape. The layout is Mercy's Sketch 39.

Here's the inside. The sentiment is also from the Autumn Tweetings set.

Digi Images: Autumn Tweetings
Paper: PTI Dark Chocolate, Kraft, SU DP
Accessories: PTI Dark Chocolate Ribbon, PTI Rustic Buttons, Twine, Orange Peel Stickles, Foam Tape, Prisma Pencils, Gamsol, Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Spellbinders Tag, Mustard Brads from Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts
Card Size: 5" Square

Have a GREAT day!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Center of Attention Product Spotlight - Smooch

Hey everyone! Each month half of us on the Baker's Dozen will be featuring a specific product, and this month Smooch is the center of attention! I'm featuring it today along with Taylor, Dawn, Jackie, Karen M., Laurie, and Sankari.

I made two cards to show you today using the Grape Soda Smooch...but I'll get to my cards in a minute. First, I want to share some info on the product in case you're like me and you haven't tried this stuff yet.

I saw a picture of the Smooch bottles in Taylor's store and on blogs when CHA was going on. To me, they look like fun little nail polish bottles so I think I pictured a typical brush tip and liquidy paint that would take long to dry. Nope! Not the case at all! The tip of the applicator is firm and pointed like a felt-tip marker and the pearly/shimmery paint doesn't drip off the applicator. It's just wet enough to paint up a full stamped image or you could use it to highlight certain areas of an image....I did both of these things on my cards below. Oh, and the paint dries pretty quickly too! Love that!

Okay, so onto my cards. The balloons on this first card were colored with Copics and I used the Smooch only on the balloon strings and along the lower right side as an accent. The balloons (from my Beary Special Accessories set) are paper toled, three layers, on Taylor's foam tape.

On the next card, the balloons are also paper toled three layers deep, but this time I completely painted the balloons with the Grape Soda Smooch...very pearly and shimmery! I also added some sponging behind the balloons and used DP instead of a white panel.

The 3/8" Orchid Satin Ribbon and birthday sentiment from Year of Sweet Sentiments are also in the TE Store.

For today and tomorrow (9/16 & 9/17), Taylor is offering a 15% discount on the I Want It All New Smooch item.
HERE'S the link to the item in the store.

Stamps: TE Beary Special Accessories, TE Year of Sweet Sentiments
Paper: Bashful Blue, Lavender Lace, True Black, White, Wisteria DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bashful Blue
Copics: BV00, BV02 BV04
Accessories: Grape Soda Smooch, Foam Tape, 3/8" Orchid Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, EK Success Wavy Dot Punch

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Apple Emma

Hey all! Wow, things have been crazy the past few days....life. Just a quick post today to show you a card I made with Apple Emma. After seeing all of Dawn's CUUUUUUUTE Sugarplum cards lately, I couldn't resist and HAD to get some digi images. I decided to download this one (and I may go back for more, LOL!).

She's printed on kraft and colored with prisma pencils. The main matted image is up on foam tape and so is the large panel on the card base. The layout is Mercy's Sketch 38 from last Tuesday (yeah, I know, way to be on the ball, Denise). On the inside, I added a sentiment that says "Happy Fall, Y'all"....sorry, I couldn't get a clear picture for some reason.

Stamps: ATS Apple Emma (digi image)
Paper: Kraft, PTI True Black, Prism Blush Red Medium, Misc DP from Mike's
Accessories: Plaid Ribbon, Foam Tape, Prisma Pencils, Gamsol, Prima, Black Brad

Have a great night and I'll see you tomorrow with a couple TE cards.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Joyous Hymn

Good morning! Check out the sweet little faces on these Joyous Hymn hedgies...oh my GOODNESS! I just want to hug them!!

The main image is up on foam tape and I added some Gold Stickles to the light rays around the lantern to go with the gold cord bow. I stamped an extra image, cut out the song book and mittens, and popped those up on another layer of foam tape. See that wide green striped ribbon....something I've been ooohing and aaahing over after seeing it on so many blogs recently...finally bought me some! Yay! The MME Merry Days of Christmas DP, Prism Blush Red Dark CS, and Poinsettia Dew Droplets are also available at Stamper's Dream.

The layout of my card is Beate's Weekend Sketch 97.

Here's the inside where I used a sentiment and image from my JustRite Merry Little Christmas set. The circle with the candles is also up on foam tape:

Stamps: JustRite Merry Little Christmas, Penny Black Joyous Hymn
Paper: Prism Blush Red Dark, MME Merry Little Christmas DP, PTI Select White
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Old Olive
Accessories: Poinsettia Dew Droplets, Gold Stickles, Circle Nestabilities, Gold Cord, Basic Grey Porcelain Button, Prisma Pencils, Gamsol, Foam Tape, Diamond Glaze (to glue down dew droplets), Sponge
Technique: Gamsol Magic, Sponging
Card Size: 5" Square

Have an AWESOME day!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

What's Brewing?

Here's another card I made for the Taylored Expressions Birthday Bash....this time combining Karen M's sketch, Donna's paper piecing technique, and Jackie's faux stitching technique.

The purple circle is up on foam tape. The faux stitching was done with my piercing tool, the grid from SU's mat pack, and a black marker. Lavender Stickles were added to the bubbles in the witch's brew. The Prism papers, sparkly ribbon, and DP are all part of the Halloween Key Ingredients from Taylored Expressions.

Here's the inside:

Stamps: TE Spooky Expressions
Paper: PTI Select White, Prism Wizard Medium, Basic Grey Eerie
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Black SU Marker
Accessories: Black Sparkly Ribbon, Lavender Stickles, Paper Piercing Tool & Mat Pack, Circle Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Spider Web Punch, Foam Tape, Prisma Pencils and Gamsol

Hope you're enjoying the weekend so far!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Fall Hello

Hey there! I made another card with my OCL Give Thanks set. The embossed panel with the leaves is up on foam tape to create a window for the wreath. A second bow was colored, cut out, and popped up on foam tape.

Here's the inside:

Stamps: OCL Give Thanks
Paper: PTI Melon Berry, PTI Select White
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Prisma Pencils, Gamsol Magic, Circle Nestabilities, Melon Berry Ribbon, Bow Easy, Foam Tape

Have an awesome day!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Winter Card for IO Week

Hey all! I'm back with another card for our Impression Obsession Week at Stamper's Dream.

Today I used the new Bump In the Snow cling stamp. Cracks me up, that little guy that lost his head!! {{giggle!}} The gorgeous Dew Frost DP is by Memory Box...love it!! The card base is Prism Iced Teal and the sheer teal ribbon is by May Arts.

The largest white panel with the punched snowflakes is up on foam tape, and so is the matted main image. I added some Ultrafine Pearlescent Glitter to the image, too:

...the inside...

Stamps: Impression Obsession Bump in the Snow
Paper: Prism Iced Teal, Neenah White, Memory Box Dew Frost
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Sky
Copics: BG11, BG13, W1, E13, E08
Accessories: May Arts Sheer Teal Ribbon, Bow Easy, Foam Tape, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Art Institute Ultrafine Pearlescent Glitter, Quickie Glue Pen, Sponge

Be sure to stop by Becca, Michelle, Tosh and Laurie's blogs today because they also have IO projects to share with you.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Toad-ally Awesome Halloween

Hey, real quick before I get into the details of my card today....have you seen the new Taylored Expressions Gallery that opened up with the last release? If you haven't seen it yet, check it out HERE.

This is one of the cards I made for the Taylored Expressions Birthday Bash using my new Trick or Sweet II set. This cute little frog is my favorite from the set! He makes me giggle.

My card combines Dawn's paper tole technique, Charmaine's color challenge, and Karen G's sketch. The blue/yellow panel is up on Taylor's foam tape, and so is the white/blue diamond with the main image. A third *frog hat* is up on foam tape.

Here's a close-up:

...and here's the inside:

You still have until 11:59 p.m. tonight to participate in the Birthday Bash Challenges on the
SASI Blog. After that we'll all be choosing our favorite creation for that challenge.....if you're selected, you'll win the sample card from the Baker's Dozen team member AND a gift certificate to the TE Store!!

Stamps: TE Trick or Sweet II
Prism Nautical Blue Light, Prism Sunflowers Medium, Prism Intense Kiwi, PTI Select White
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Polka Dot Ribbon from Taylored Expressions, Bow Easy, Foam Tape, Square Nestabilities, Dots Embossing Folder, Prisma Pencils, Gamsol, Spellbinders Ribbon Tag (inside of card)
Card Size:
4.75" Square