Saturday, November 28, 2009

Mojo Monday Sketch

This little Mojo card was created with my Berry Christmas stamp set. Using Real Red, Dusty Durango and Chirstmas Cocoa specialty papers, I carried out a simple color scheme. I stamped the wreaths in Real Red 3 times and then stamped another in Dusty Durango, stamping some cute Real Red berries and a birdie! I punched out the circles with the large circle punch and hand cut out the wreath. The middle was punched with a 1 1/4 punch. Make Merry is the happy greeting with a holly branch stamped on it to add a bit of contrast. I hope you have had a wonderful holiday. My grown kids have been in town since Tuesday. But they will all be gone by Monday morning. May your Christmas season be blessed with lots of creativity!! Thanks for visiting!
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Our Creative Corner Challenge: Featured Stamper!

This sketch was perfect to use the Ornament Punch and the beautiful Christmas Cocoa Specialty paper. I paired it with the rich Bravo Burgundy cardstock and some White Taffeta ribbon. Of course, last year's sweet Felt Flurries helped to embellish the ornaments and a the clear rhinestone brands add to some Christmas sparkle! My Christmas Punch stamp set created the sentiment stamped in Bravo Burgundy as well. Thank you Our Creative Corner, for this simple, but lovely sketch challenge. Enjoy the Christmas season sweet stampers! It's our time of year!
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Friday, November 27, 2009

K.I.S.S. for PPA!

After a week of preparation for Thanksgiving, I finally made it back to my Stampin Studio feeling a little rusty but ready to try the new PPA challenge of Keeping it Simple! I love penquins and this retired set called "Polar Pals" has just been waiting to be stamped! So black glossy cardstock is the background cut out with my Big Note die and a little Real Red and Whisper White cardstock just needed to be stamped with my black stazon. Add a touch of ribbon and this card came together simply for sure. Winter in Ohio is just around the corner. Too bad we didn't get those outdoor Christmas lights up 2 weekends ago:( Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Let the Christmas season begin!!! As for me, I am still enjoying family here at home and can't seem to ever brave Black Friday!
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Pals Paper Arts #17 Flower Power

For this PPA sketch I brought out some beloved DSP with my favorite Kiwi Kiss color! Adding some Rose Red cardstock , for the background and the boxes gave me just the bright color palette I was looking for to show off the stamped Kiwi Kiss flowers from the Season of Joy stampset. A bit of Rose Red grograin ribbon ties it all up and my greeting, from Upsy Daisy stampset, makes this card ready to go! Thanks Paper Pal Arts, for the fun sketch!
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Our Creative Corner Inspiration Challenge

What's gotten into me? 3 challenges in 2! Anyway, Our Creative Corner has this fun inspiration challenge and I will use any excuse to make a fall card! Love the colors of this season! I just could never part with this retired Stampin Up set though and I simply stamped the images with Versamark, and used some shiny black embossing powder. I watercolored the images with More Mustard and Pumpkin and a little Soft Suede. Cutting out the little leaves and mounting them on dimentionals creates a bit more whimsy. Being "grateful" ...for family and friends and so many blessings.
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Monday, November 9, 2009

Mojo Monday #112 and Pals Paper Arts

For this Mojo Monday sketch and Pals Paper Arts, I brought out last year's fun Felt Flurries~ I love these things! My beautiful DSP is Christmas Cocoa Specialty with Soft Suede and retired Baja Breeze cardstock. Rub ons creates the greeting and a jumbo eyelet creates a little spot for the Baja Breeze ribbon. Love those clear abosolute favorite brad. It's all about the bling on this card. Maybe I can brighten someone's day this winter with this one! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! Blessings!
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Pals Paper Arts #15 Color Challenge

For this PPA challenge I had to use 3 colors: Taken with Teal, Going Gray and Ruby Red. I opted to use Riding Hood Red instead! My stampset is retired Fabulous Flowers which I inked up in Riding Hood Red and cut her out...I also made a second stamp of the flower and cut out the middle then put Taken With Teal cardstock behind it. Walk in The Park is the background gray, another retired DSP. A little ribbon from the holiday mini, and a strip of Teal pops some more accent color and stamping and cutting the two smaller flowers created the triplet of flowers that balances this card. Do you ever just run out of creativity? I did this past week and just now felt like creating again!!! These colors were a challenge too! As a number of my friends and I are headed into a new age bracket...I am sure this card will find a beautiful friend to encourage! I have had this motto over the last 30 at forty, foxy at fifty and sexy at sixty!!!
I worked hard at the first two but am wondering if I can live up to the last one!!!
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Vintage Mojo

It's Mojo Monday and Wednesday is already here! I also combined this sketch with The Color Throwdown. My colors were to be Dusty Durango, Almost Artichoke, Soft Sky and Kraft. Well, not sure about this one, but usually I can picture the stampset I want to use in a sketch. Thi was tough for me. But I got out a set I havn't used in awhile: Fresh Cuts. I used markers to ink it up...and then cut out the leaft at the bottom and reapplied. I alterd the designer paper a bit and tried to give a little vintage feel. My creative juices need to get going again! Tomorrow is Pals Paper Arts Challenge...if you don't succeed the first time always try try again...and I will!!! Thanks for looking anyway. You know, I started out in this craft with so much more stamping on the cardstock than all these embellishments and specialty papers. Those were the good old days! Blessing to ya!
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