Monthly Archives: October 2012

Freshly Made #57

This card is for Freshly Made #57. I noticed that a lot of people made Christmas cards this week for the challenge, but I’m still in Halloween mode;)  I did use a Christmas stamp set though, more on that later.  Here is this weeks sketch:

Looks simple, but it’s seems to be the simple ones that give me so much trouble;)  Here is the card I finally made, you can click on it to make it larger:

Yep, I used the new Christmas stamp set, Scentsational Season by Stampin’ Up!.  I also used the matching Framelit Dies, Holiday Collection.  The whole set is really cute!  I don’t know why I picked it for a Halloween card, just popped into my head:)

The dotted paper is from the DSP set Frightful Sight. This is the regular paper which is retired, but I also have it in digital form from My Digital Studio, still available:)  The top paper looks orange, but it’s actually More Mustard.  The stamp pad I used is Lucky Limeade, as well as the ribbon, and one of the background layers.

The spider web is one of those scratch on things I found in my stash, as well as the skull.  I love how it all came together:)

Thanks for coming by today:) My next card should be a Christmas card.  See you soon!



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

Halloween for my granddaughter

Here’s a change of pace from my last card!  My oldest granddaughters are now teenagers and cute just isn’t for them anymore!  I don’t know if they will consider these cards scary, but at least they aren’t cute;)

I did a fair amount of copying for this card;)  I found it on SplitCoastStampers, here is the link to the original card.  And here is what I did, you can click on it to make it larger:

My card was made with Stampin’ Up! set Piece of Poison.  For the background paper I used MDS Pick Your Poison digital paper.  I used Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, and Basic Gray cardstock.  I heat embossed my skeleton with SU White Embossing Powder. The ribbon is the only thing not Stampin’ Up! and I have no idea where it came from.

Thanks for stopping by today:)  I hope to be back soon:)


Filed under Stampin' Up!

Merry Monday #36

I’m back again with another Christmas card:)   Here is the sketch from Merry Monday this week:

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

This is an awesome retired Stampin’ Up! set called A Cardinal Christmas.  I love this set, but I’m going to sell it to one of my customers, so they can enjoy it too:)  I also used Simple Snowflake and the snowflake punch (both retired).

The Cardinal set is actually still available in digital form from Stampin’ Up!  The Cardinal here is digital, I reversed it, printed it, cut it out, and then popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals 🙂 I used the actual rubber stamps for the Chocolate Chip sentiment and the Wild Wasabi leaves.  I used Chocolate Chip and Real Red  cardstock.  I also used Real Red for the snowflake and button.

I love how this came out!  I’m going to make a couple more cards before this stamp set goes off to it’s new home;)

Thanks for stopping by today:)


Filed under Always Playing with Paper, Challenges, Christmas, Merry Monday, Stampin' Up!

Merry Monday #35

Here’s a Christmas card for Merry Monday #35, but first the sketch for this week:

Now for my card, you can click on it to make it larger:

Yes, Pacific Point is my new favorite blue;)  I love the way this looks!  Not exactly what I started with.  I originally wanted black, but changed my mind.   This was a pretty simple card to make, the hardest part was cutting those silly tails on the banners. lol

I will list all my supplies below, but if you have any questions, please feel free to ask:)

Thanks for coming by today:)  I hope to be back before too long:)

Supplies are all Stampin’ Up! unless noted

Stamps-Tags til Christmas, Hand Penned Holidays

Paper-Pacific Point, Shimmery White, cardstock

Ink-Pacific Point

Misc-Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder, Ornament Punch, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Other supplies

Misc-one small piece of vellum-unknown source


Filed under Always Playing with Paper, Challenges, Christmas, Merry Monday, Stampin' Up!