Friday, October 20, 2017

Circle Tree

Happy Friday! You made it to the end of the week. Time to reward yourself with a little stamping.
Over at the CLASSroom Ellen is challenging us to use this collage as inspiration for our project using Essentials by Ellen products. 
I started with a 110 lbs A2 white card base and die cut with a small Spellbinders circle die the colored circles of cardstock from various companies. Then used the Home and Hearth dies from Ellen to cut the shapes in each of the circles. Backed each circle with another die cut circle of white cardstock. Stamped the greeting from Technique Tuesday in chocolate ink across the bottom of the card. Popped the circles up with foam dots and added the die cut star and tree trunk directly to the card front.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Also entered in the Happy Little Stampers die challenge.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sympathy for Dogs

Hi. Strange title right?  I was asked a number of years ago to create some pet sympathy cards for someone. Now in all the years I have been making cards, like at least 20 yrs, this was a new request. I dug through my stash and I created a card simpler to the card I made today. This was for three challenges.
Simon Says Stamp Monday "It's a Dogs Life"
AAA Cards movie challenge
CASology "sorry" cue card
My card started with a kraft A2 card base. Then I stamped a very old Stamping Up set called So Very greeting in chocolate chip ink. I die cut the heart from a Papertrey Ink die from red cardstock and punched the paw print with a old hand punch I had (source unknown). I sprayed the heart with Glimmer Mist and glued to the front of the card. Tada! Super simple but I still thought it was cute.

It's A Dogs Life Challenge

When I was thinking of dogs dying, the first movie that came to mind was Where the Red Fern Grows. I balled during that one. Then there was Marley & Me. Lots more crying!
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Stars All Around

Hello. I needed a little stamp therapy tonight. I wanted to try the build a wreath challenge over at Papertrey Ink Make it Monday and thought I might make it a one layer star card for the Less is More challenge too. My first attempt was ok but I find myself with a great idea but don't always execute it the best. Here is the first card.
I used a Papertrey Ink white card base, traced a pencil circle on card front and stamped the stars from 3 different stamp sets around the circle.
PTI Take a Bough
PTI Holiday Treats
Technique Tuesday Jingle All the Way
Stamping Up greeting and ink
The second card I used Vintage Cream cardstock from Papertrey Ink with the same ink and stamps. 
My goal was to warm it up a bit. I also used a blending tool to rub some ink on the edges of the card. The wreaths are both accented with a Viva pearl pen in gold.
So I will enter these cards in the Less is More 
#350 One Layer Star Challenge and the 
PTI Make it Monday #300 Build a Wreath Challenge.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Bold Blooms

Good evening. I am playing with My Favorite Things sketch and color challenge. I also wanted to work in the Papertrey Ink Make it Monday challenge of a Sentiment Window.

I started with a PTI white card base. Masked off the top and bottom with post-it tape then stamped Paper Smootches Bold Blooms stamp set using the color way provided. I die cut the rectangle window. I used the Sketched Shapes dies tho cut the blue flags. Used my Tim Holtz stapler to attach them. Lastly I stamped the greeting from Pen & Ink inside the card.
Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #299
Sentiment Windows.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Pink Poppies

Hello and welcome to the weekend. Today I was playing with a few new sets I received this week. I am trying to branch out a little. This card combines an Altenew  Painted Poppy set and an Essentials by Ellen Love You So set. I used Papertrey Ink white cardstock and Stampin Up inks. I heat embossed the greeting and poppies with Versamark ink and gold tinsel embossing powder by Ranger.

I will be entering the card in the challenges listed.

Thank you for stopping by, Sue.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Silver Blessings

Hey there. Hope your Sunday had been filled with rest.  I have been working on laundry and stamping so it is pretty restful here. This card brings to mind peacefulness to me. Might be the colors or the winter silhouette of the trees and village. I am not sure.
I am using the Hero Arts tree stamp like my last card but I stamped it on Strathmore watercolor paper with Colorbox silver ink. Then I heat set it before water coloring the aqua sky behind the trees.  I die cut the village from the same water color paper. The greeting is from my favorite Christmas stamp set Beautiful Blessings: Holiday. Finally I mounted it on a Going Gray cardstock base.
Simon Says Stamp has a WCMD challenge and a Wednesday Christmas challenge going on over at their blog. Come join the fun! Thanks, Sue.

Sympathy Silhouette

Hello. It is a beautiful, breezy fall Sunday. I am still fighting a rotten cold so I am trying to cheer my self up stamping. Ha, with a sympathy card right? Lol.
I started the card with just a piece of PTI white cardstock blending Distress Ink colors till I was happy with the shading. I then stamped the tree stamp from Hero Arts in Palette black ink. Trimmed the panel down after I heat set it. The base of the card is also Papertrey Ink white cardstock cut for a top fold A2 card base. Greeting is from a set called Ways to Say: With Sympathy from Papertrey Ink stamped in Palette black ink also. I popped the tree panel up with black fun foam before mounting it on my card.
Uniko had a beautiful fall picture as their inspiration photo and Less is More wanted us to use hot/spicy colors for their challenge. I think this fits both challenges. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Christmas Wishes

 Happy World Card Making Day!
I have been busy working on Christmas cards today. Simon Say Stamp has a World Card Making Day challenge to make Christmas cards and CASology  has a grid challenge. My card has a cardstock woven grid behind the stocking.
You know all those little pieces you trim off of card panels? Well I put them to use to create the grid.

Some of them were the brushed gold cardstock I had used earlier in the week. I also used a scrap to die cut the Papertrey Ink stocking and stamped it in Colorbox gold ink. I left the one Kraft strip long to white heat emboss the greeting from the same stocking stamp set. 

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

May Your Wishes

Hi again. I don't have a lot of different companies stamps because let's face it I am not really making money on my cards. I love to create so I enter challenges to build my stash of stamps. So far I have not built my stash much. Lol. I will keep trying...
Today's card is for both the sketch and color way challenge at My Favorite Things.

Also the Monday challenge over at Simon Says Stamp was to Walk on the Dark Side using Tim Holtz products. The ink I blended for the moon is his Distress Ink.

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Christmas Silhouette

Hey there. This was a really quick card to create. The hardest part was clearing out all those little pieces from the die cut.
I had a scrap of water colored paper laying on my desk that I had die cut some leaves from last week. So I used it to cut this village die. Then mounted it an an A2 white card base and stamped the Papertrey greeting in razzleberry ink. Super quick and easy Christmas card. Happy Little Stampers has several challenges that I plan to enter the card in besides Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Christmas challenge and finally the Less is More watercolor challenge.

Thanks for stopping, Sue.

Watercolor One Layer

Hello. I am home sick today but even at that a person can do only so much laying around, right? Just a nasty cold so I am hoping by resting and drinking lots of fluid I can whip it. The two guys I work with either sing for a living or are leaving for an overseas mission trip tomorrow. I thought my germs needed to stay home. Okay enough about me let's get to a card.
The card base is a 11 by 4.25" Canson watercolor paper. I first impressed the hills from some dies I ordered from China. Then I die cut the Essentials  by Ellen Home & Hearth die, the house ad trees. Using an Avery Elle set called Circle It I stamped the snow with Versamark and clear heat embossed it. The using some Distress Inks I water colored the top portion of the card. Tada, one layer with a silhouette of the house and trees. Greeting is from one of my favorite Papertrey Ink Christmas sets, Beautiful Blessings: Holiday stamped in eggplant ink.
I will be entering the card in several challenges listed bellow. Thanks for visiting, Sue.

Monday, October 2, 2017


Hey there. Have you ever spent a ridiculous amount of time on a card? Like hours...
This shaker has ten layers of die cut cardstock, faux epoxy moon & stars and one blended distress ink background. I used True Black, Royal Velvet and Bright Buttercup cardstock from Papertrey Ink. I was trying out the faux epoxy embellishments #298 challenge from PTI. I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks to create the night sky background in the shaker. 
I want to enter it in several online challenges.
SSS Monday challenge was the dark side using Tim Holtz products.
SSS Wednesday challenge was Anything Goes.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Circle Tree

Happy Friday! You made it to the end of the week. Time to reward yourself with a little stamping. Over at the CLASSroom Ellen is challe...