Tuesday, October 30, 2012

gel-a-tins Thanksgiving!

I know that Halloween is this week, but I decided to make a Thanksgiving card using the amazing gel-a-tins Damask stamp set.  I have always thought that gold was the perfect color to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Here is the card that I created-

I used the bigger damask stamp to create the background of the card. The small damask added the perfect touch to the sentiment. 

Are you planning a big Thanksgiving dinner or a Holiday party? Need to send elegant invitations? The gel-a-tins Damask Stamp set is perfect for the occasion!

Thanks for stopping by!

Christmas at Visible Image

It's Tuesday! My day for Visible Image! I am so excited to share today's project with you! With the holiday season around, why not share a holiday card with you!

Here is my card using Visible Image's Tree Trio and Vintage Season's Greetings:
To make more of the 'snowy' effect,  I decided to stamp the trees with white ink and used clear embossing powder to make the trees pop!

It is now time to piece the card together. The trees were hand-cut and attached to the blue background (which was dry embossed with swirls to make it look windy). The snowy hills was cut from white cardstock and the sentiment stamped. I felt the card needed something more, so I wrapped twine around the bottom of the card. 

Now I know there are only a few days left to join in our the Visible Image's Monthly Challenge (Autumn). Also, check back on November 1st to see what the next challenge will be (it will be a good one, I promise)!

Also, check out Visible Image on November 3rd for the launch of our newest stamps! There will be tons of inspiration for each of the new sets.

Thank you for stopping by! Happy Tuesday all!

Visible Image - Tree Trio, Vintage Season's Greetings
Cuttlebug - Divine Swirl Embossing Folder
AC Embossing Powder - Clear
Colorbox - Frost White Ink
Memento - London Fog
Trendy Twine - Stormy

Monday, October 29, 2012

A Prickley Thank You Bag!

It is Monday! And I am excited to share one of my latest Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps creation with you today!  There are so many wonderful design team projects on the PPRS blog right now! Looking for some inspiration? Please stop by and see for yourself :)!
I decided to switch it up some and created a gift bag using the Oak and Maple Leaf Clear Stamps Set 2 and matching dies:
I used a variety of fall colors for the leaves on the bag and randoming placed them around the bag. The tags are made using the leaf dies and stamped in brown in. I also included the sentiment from the stamp set.

To finish the bag, I tied the diecuts together with some twine and a button.
Thank you for stopping by today! Visit PPRS for more information on their products and for more inspiration creations!

Supplies Used:
PPRS - Oak and Maple Leaf Clear Set 2, Oak and Maple Leaf Dies

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tuesday Visible Image Day!

Happy Tuesday, everyone!!! Today is an exciting post for me. Today is my first post for Visible Image. Visible Image's design team is full members with different styles. I tend to focus more on Clean and Simple style, but love to venture out once in awhile. Just not today! ;)  Visible Image is an awesome stamp company that sells hand-crafted clear stamps! Check out their amazing store and creations HERE. Need more inspiration? Check out the talented design team creations on the Visible Image blog.

Do you like to play along in challenges that also have awesome prizes at stake? If so, Visible Image Challenge is current hosting their first challenge, Fall/Autumn! Check out the details HERE. There are so many fun challenges planned!

So my first creation with Visible Image was inspired by the current challenge, Fall/ Autumn.
Here it is:

I am showcasing Visible Image's Large Butterfly Stamp. The size is perfect and provides endless possibilities! As some of you might know by now, coloring is not my forte. So I decided to break out the chalk and cotton balls. To fall along with the current challenge, I choose to use oranges and reds.

To go along with the outdoors theme, I decided to emboss the back panel with a woodgrain embossing folder. After adding the ribbon and piecing the card together, voila! There you have it! 

Thank you for stopping by today! Please make sure you stop by Visible Image's website, blog, and/or Facebook. And see you back here next Tuesday for my next Visible Image creation!

Playing along in the following challenges:
Cards Galore Challenge - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes

Monday, October 22, 2012

Eeeeek...too cute!

*Coming from Prickley Pear? Please scroll down if you are looking for my Prickley Pear Post!*
Hello, Gel-a-tins fans! Can you believe that Halloween is next week?!? So why not another festive Halloween card?  Today's card using the single stamp Fall Kitty and the bat stamps from the Witchy Poo Set.

Take a look-
The first step I took in making this card was to stamp the Fall Kitty image onto kraft cardstock. I colored in the image with a variety of markers. Once the ink was dried, I hand-cut the image. I adhered the patterned paper to the card and used a die-cut to cut out the circle on the front.  Using the same die-cut, I also cut a circle out of matching orange cardstock and attached to the "inside" of the card.  
It was time to start piecing together the card. I stamped one bat onto the orange circle. The second bat was hand-cut and adhered to the piece of twine. The kitty was glued to the front of the card off to the side of the circle cut-out. I decided to add sticker embellishments to bottom and viola, the card is finished!

Thank you for stopping by Gel-a-tins today! Please share your Gel-a-tins projects on our Facebook page!

Also playing along with the folloing challenges:
Simon Say Stamp - Picture Inspiration
Pile It On  - Holidays, Any Holidays
Inspired by Stamping - Photo Inspiration

Fall Thank Who...You

Happy Monday all! I know most people dread Mondays, but Monday is a FUN day over on the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps blog! It is reveal day for the design team to showcase their latest creations! Make sure and stop over and leave some love!
I am in love with owls. I have not started to collect them, but I seem to be drawn to anything owl! So when I saw the Mini Owls Clear Stamps Set 2, I knew that I need to create something soon! So here it is:
I tried to get a better close-up shot, but it was not going my way. The leaves are colored in using chalk pencils. Once I colored around the lines, I used a q-tip to blend in the colors. I LOVE how the colors pop against the kraft cardstock.

To finish the card, I used the matching die cut to make the owl pop off the card. The last step was to stamp the sentiment from the Oak and Maple Leaf Clear Stamp Set 2.
Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great weekend and see you soon with another Prickley Pear creation!

PPRS - Oak and Maple Leaf Clear Stamp Set 2, Mini Owl Clear Stamp Set 2, Mini Owl Die Set

Playing along in the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes

Monday, October 15, 2012

First card for Prickley Pear!

I am so excited to be writing this post! Let me start by thanking you for stopping by! Today is my first post for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. If this is your first time to my blog,  you will soon find out that my cardmaking style is Clean and Simple (CAS). I do like to challenge myself once in awhile and venture into new styles and techniques.

So without further ado here is my first project:

I fell in love with this little ghost from the Mini Owl Cleat Stamp Set 2. So I knew that it was going to be a part of my first project. Also included in the stamp set was this fun pumpkin, which was cut-out using the Pumpkin Die.

Like I said before, I LOVE this little ghost. So I cutout the inside of the pumpkin and added two ghosts peeking out of the pumpkin. 

But I felt that there needed another ghost on the card. So I added one to the top edge of the card, "peeking" around the card.  To finish the card, I wrapped twine around the bottom.
Once again, thank you for stopping by! Please make sure to stop by Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps! They offer a huge variety of wonderful stamps! Also check out their blog for more design team inspiration!
PPRS - Mini Owl Clear Stamp Set 2
PPRS - Pumpkin Die
Trendy Twine - Orange Licorice
Recollection Cardstock
Foam Dots

Playin along with the following challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Gel-a-tins Haunted House

I am loving all the Halloween projects the talented gel-a-tins DT has been showing you! Of course, I have decided to another Halloween card using the Witchy Poo Stamp set and a touch of the Chrevrontastic Set.

Hope you like it!

A close-up of the bats and house from the Witchy Poo Stamp set.

To add a splash of orange to the card, I decided to use the Chrevrontastic set to help highlight the haunted house.  And of course, I decided to use a few of my favorite foam dots to add dimension to the card. (The moon and the sign pop off the page.)

Thank you for stopping by today! If you have any gel-a-tins creations, please share them with us and then think about trying out for our current DT search! You could be on the next team!

Have a great day!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Double-Dutch Birthday!

Today I am sharing a card that I made using a sketch from Mojo Monday. I needed to make a birthday card, but was in need of some creative inspiration. Mojo is one of my first blogs to visit for wonderful sketches. Here is their current sketch:

And here is my take using Lily Bee's Double Dutch Collection:

And a close-up of the paper-piecing birthday card.

Thank you for stopping by! If you are in need of getting your mojo jumpstarted, make sure to visit Mojo Monday!
Also playing along with the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Dies/Punches

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Trendy 'n' Treat Bags

Hello, Trendy Twiners! Hope you are having a great day! (Sorry for the late post today!)

I decided to make these treat bags for my kids' classmates. And when you are making around 40 of them, what is better than quick'n'easy!

I used this month's spotlight color - Orange Licorice- as the closure of the bags. I love how bright the orange pops against the black!

Don't forget that you still have time to enter into our Trendy Monthly Challenge! Need more details? Check them out here!
Thanks for stopping by!


Trendy Twine - Orange Licorice
Recollection - Halloween Stamps
Prickley Pears Stamps
Black Ink

Monday, October 8, 2012

More Exciting, Prickley News to Share!

 PPRS Design Team Member:

I am so excited to be able to share the news that I am a proud member of the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamp Design Team 2012-2013!  Please share some love to the new team as we start this adventure together!!!

  • Dawn Bennett

  • Heidi Erickson

  • Jenn Cochran

  • Jenny Gropp (Guest Designer)

  • Jessica Pascarella

  • Kina Nunziante

  • Lucy Chesna

  • Michelle Pearson

  • Steph Ackerman


    I cannot wait to be able to start creating with their amazing products.

    Friday, October 5, 2012

    BOO with Witchy Poo

    Are you enjoying all the Halloween projects the talented design team has been sharing? I know that I am!

    Today I have another project for you using the Witchy Poo stamp set.

    When I saw these ghost shape cards, I instantly visioned the ghost holding a banner. So I stamped the Witchy Poo banner and cut the banner out. I also stamped the spider webs and attached stickers to spell B-O-O. The final touch was adding the twine bows.

    Thank you for stopping by Gel-a-tins today! Please share any of your Gel-a-tins projects with us on our Facebook page.

    Thursday, October 4, 2012

    Trendy Spidey Web

    Hello, Trendy Twiners! It's Jessi! Are you loving all the Halloween projects the talented design team members have been sharing? All I can say is that there will be many, many more coming!
    Orange Licorice adds a level of delishness to any Halloween project! Are you currently working on a Halloween project? Need some yummy black and orange twine? Check out Orange Licorice HERE!
    Today, I created a cute Halloween card for you:

    I thought that the black/orange combo would be a great change from the normal black/white combo. To finish of the card, I added a cute spider stamp and a sentiment.

    Are you creating a Halloween project that includes some twine? If so, check out our monthly challenge! Get the details HERE.

    Have a great day everyone!

    Trendy Twine - Orange Licorice
    Mohawk White Cardstock
    Studio G Halloween Stamps
    Black Ink

    Entered into the following challenges:
    Party Time Tuesdays - Frightfully Scary

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012

    Trendy Twine Group Spotlight- Halloween!

    Can you believe that it is October already? Fall is in the air and Halloween is around the corner! And with that, Trendy Twine is spotlighting the following color for the entire month, Orange Licorice.

    Please make sure to visit Trendy Twine to see several design team projects highlighting Orange Licorice!

    We were challenged to make a Halloween treat package using Trendy Twine and a fun embellishment.  Here is my project:

    I decided to create a spider cover for the treat bucket. I used the twine to make the big eyes and added the eye embellishments as the final touch. Now it is time to stuff the bucket with some yummy candy!

    Interested in joining us for the new October Monthly Challenge? Find out the details HERE. And check out my inspirational projects HERE.

    Trendy Twine - Orange Licorice
    Target Bucket
    Pipe Cleaners
    Recollection Eye Sticker
    Black Cardstock

    Thank you for stopping by! Have a Happy October!