Sunday, September 19, 2010

This fall card was CASEd from ones posted by Cathy Rose and ladybug_stamper on SCS. Cardstock used was Early Espresso and Really Rust DSP from Pattern Pack III. The pheasant was stamped in Early Espresso and the sun in More Mustard ink onto a Very Vanilla oval cut with the Big Shot and the Scalloped Oval Frame die. The sponging was done with Cajun Craze, More Mustard, and Old Olive inks. The wheat was stamped in More Mustard.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Welcome to the 8th stop on the inaugural blog hop of the SU STARS! I am delighted to participate in this hop and be a member of this group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators who "love what we do and share what we love" with each other. If you are hopping along in order, you arrived here from Carolyn Sharkas' blog. A list of all blogs participating on the hop this weekend can be found on the SU STARS blog.

My project features the Autumn Harvest stamp set. Card stock colors used were Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso for the card base, Pumpkin Pie for the pumpkins, Old Olive and More Mustard for the leaves. The Crumb Cake piece was cut with the Top Note die, embossed with the Square Lattice embossing folder, and spritzed with the Log Cabin Smooch Spritz. The stamped images were embossed, cut out, and Stampin' Pastels were used to shade the More Mustard leaf. The Jack-o-lantern was adhered to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals and the remaining cut out images were adhered with glue dots. The sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes was stamped on a scrap of Crumb Cake card stock, punched with the large oval punch and mounted on More Mustard card stock punched with the scalloped oval punch. A few pieces of raffia tied around the Top Note die cut finish the card.

Your next stop is Diane Clark-Sutton's blog. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I'm not much of a punch artist. Oh, I've done a few very simple punch art pieces for cards but nothing like my friend Ellen does over at Blinkin Thinkin & Inkin. She and the Inspiration Fairy seem to be able to create anything! But, one thing I can do fairly well is CASE someone else's work, especially when they give clear instructions like Ellen does. Here's her bookworm and stack of books on a bookmark.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

I know some of you are wondering about the new Big Shot Letterpress Plates in the Holiday Mini catalog. What are they? How are these different from the embossing folders we like so much? Well, here's a video demonstration that I hope will answer many of your questions.

I had so many August birthday cards to make that I was beginning to miss scrapbooking. So when I had a little play time recently, I worked on a few pages. I think page sketches and challenges can be fun so decided to use this one I found on Scrappin Mojo as inspiration:
All the paper is from my stash except the Brilliant Blue (retired SU color) for the photo mat and scalloped trim on the journaling.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

A clean and simple (CAS) card I made for a co-worker's birthday. The base is Whisper White card stock and opens from the top. The bottom edge of the front was punched with the eyelet border punch and layered over Old Olive card stock. The flower image is from Awash with Flowers colored with watercolor pencils. The sentiment is from the On Your Birthday set and stamped in Basic Gray Classic ink. A piece of Old Olive ribbon was tied near the fold at the top to finish the card.