Monthly Archives: September 2012

Freshly Made #53

Yep, I’m playing with Freshly Made this week:)  I have a pretty simple card this week, but I think it’s so cute!  Here is the sketch from Freshly Made #53:

Here is the card I made, you can click on it to make it larger:

How cute is that?  I copied it. LOL  Yes, it’s in the Stampin’ Success magazine, for all you demonstrators, on page 15.  I was looking through my magazine and thought, wow, if you turn the sketch sideways, that’s a perfect fit!  Well, almost;)  I changed mine up a little.  I wanted all green paper, so when I added my Cardinal, it would really stand out:)

I sized my card at 5 1/2 square, my strips are 1/2 inch.  Yes, I know they aren’t  all spaced perfectly, I did that on purpose.  Looks more “country” to me.  Once I decided on my papers, it was really pretty easy.

For my papers I used some “Be of Good Cheer” and some “Jolly Holiday”.  Jolly Holiday is retired but still available to buy from the My Digital Studio.  You don’t have to have MDS to use it.  It works with lots of other print programs:)  You insert it into your print program and print it just like regular paper:)

I will list the rest of my supplies below.  Don’t be afraid to ask if you have questions:)

Thanks for stopping by today to have a look:)  Have a great week!

Supplies are all Stampin’ Up!

Stamps-Warm Words (retired)

Ink-Basic Black

Paper- Be of Good Cheer, Jolly Holiday (retired but available through My Digital Studio) Real Red, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight

Misc-Bird Builder Punch, Heart to Heart punch (for the bird face.  Retired), Punch Pack Punches (Small star, new Holiday catalog), Stampin’ Dimensionals, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, SNAIL Adhesive, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue



Filed under Challenges, Christmas, Freshly Made Sketches, Stampin' Up!

Friday Mashup #77

Another card for the Friday Mashup this one is #77.  I’ve enjoyed being a guest designer this month:)  This card was not simple to make.  Well, it wasn’t hard, just very time consuming!  Here’s the info for this weeks challenge:

So here is the “Mashup” Challenge:


  1. Make a “Indian Summer” themed project.
  2. Or Make a project with any three colors from “Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeade & Early Espresso”.
  3. Or “Mash it Up” and create a “Indian Summer Themed project with the color combo”.

Too bad for me, the info I received as a guest designer didn’t include the “any three colors” part.  I used all the colors listed!  Also used the theme:)  Here is my card and then I’ll tell you about it.  You can click on it to make it larger:

For those of you who follow me, you will be shocked again!  Not only did I color my apple image, I hand sponged all of my plaid!  Yes, I did!  I even took photos to show you!  Sadly, someone else downloaded my camera and my “how to” photos got lost:(  But, I will tell you what I did.

I took some Very Vanilla paper from Stampin’ Up! and used my ink pads and sponges to make “lines”.  I started on the right side, I used blue painters tape and pieces of card stock to block off an area to sponge.  I worked my way across to the left using light sponging or more aggressive sponging.  You can see some lines are darker than others, I just sponged on more color.

I used Stampin’ Up! ink pads by just inking up my sponge.  Starting on the right, I used More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, More Mustard.  My Early Espresso looks black, but it’s actually a very dark brown.  I used Early Espresso to make my lines.

I used Lucky Limeade behind the apple and for the cellophane covering the apple.  I used Raspberry Ripple for the far back, background paper, and for the apple. For the stick I used More Mustard, very lightly.  For the whole apple image, I used my Aqua Painter and just stamped some ink onto my glass worktop, then picked it up with my Aqua Painter.

I have to repeat, it was not hard, just time consuming!  When I have more free time, I think I will try some other plaid designs.  I love how it came out! 🙂

I’m sorry, I don’t remember where I bought my apple rubber stamp, I bought it a number of years ago:(  If anyone has this stamp (it came unmounted with two other stamps as a set) and can supply the store info, I would appreciate it if you would share the info:)

The leaf gems I bought at Michaels about a year ago, but I saw some recently in the $1.50 bins.

If you have any questions, I would be happy to answer if I can:)

Thanks for stopping by today:)  Be sure to check out the Friday Mashup to see what everyone else has done:)


Stampin’ Up!

Paper-Raspberry Ripple (in color), Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso

Ink-Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, More Mustard

Misc-Large Oval Punch, Scallop Punch, Tombow glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stamping Sponges, Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Write Marker-Early Espresso

Stamps-Season by Season (retired ’05)

Other Supplies

Stamps-Candy Apple (unknown seller)

Misc-Leaf Gems (Michaels)


Filed under Uncategorized

Paper Players #111 & World of Crafters

The Paper Players caught my eye this week with their challenge:

World of Crafters Sept. challenge is also “trees”, so I will be posting this card to both challenges. Here is my card, you can click on it to make it larger:

All of my supplies are Stampin’ Up!, except for the little leaf gem.  I stamped my image with Stazon Ink, and then sponged on my colors.  I used Old Olive, More Mustard, Cajun Craze.  I used the same color Stampin’ Up! cardstock.  The string is SU Bakers Twine-Early Espresso & White.

Thanks for stopping by:)  Have a great week!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies

Stamps-Lovely as a Tree

Papers-Old Olive, More Mustard, Cajun Craze

Ink-Old Olive, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Stazon Ink-Black

Misc-Bakers Twine-Early Espresso & White, Mini Glue Dots, Tombow Glue


Filed under Challenges, The Paper Players, World of Crafters