Saturday, October 20, 2012

Merry Monday # 37

Good afternoon, blogger friends!  Today I had some time before I go to work, so I decided to play with the Merry Monday #37 sketch.  I was keeping up with the sketches so well until I went to Mississippi this summer and ended up there for 5 weeks.  Luckily for me, I had been making multiple copies of all the cards I did make up until June, so I have all of my Christmas cards ready.  Any that I make from now on are just extras.  Fun!

For this card, I used Riding Hood Red card stock as my base and matted everything with early espresso.  The DSP is both sides of Once Upon A Christmas by Little Yellow Bicyle.  My image comes from SU's The Sound Joy set, which I think is my favorite Christmas set ever.  It looks so elegant when embossed.  I matted with some gold glitter cardstock.  

This card went together so easily, I had to make 3 more (I got 4 out of one 12 by 12 piece of DSP.)  I might have to check at work if there is any of that paper left!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #57

Hello, blogger friends!  It's a gloomy, rainy day here in Fort Wayne, but I think I've managed to bring in a little sunshine with this birthday card.  I needed to make a birthday card for my lovely daughter in law, and LeAnne's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week just popped out at me this morning.  I haven't played in a while, and this sketch worked perfectly with my colored in image by Inky Antics.  I cut the card at 4 1/2 by 6 inches this time.  I used pool party for my matting color on some whisper white card stock.  The DSP is from My Mind's Eye paper pad, Lavender.  The sentiment is from something to celebrate.  Hope she likes it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #30

Good afternoon, blogger friends!  I finally finished my card for the Inspired by Stamping Challenge #30.  Once again, I had something entirely different in mind, but this is how the card ended up.  I wanted to do a Halloween card and found this beautiful My Mind's Eye paper.  I did my background quickly, and then discovered I have one set of Halloween stamps and no Halloween sentiments.  So, after trying numerous options, I stamped the large doily from Inspired by Stamping's Delicate Doilies II on the black circle and embossed it with some glittery embossing powder.  I added the die cut pumpkin and clear embossed a few leaves.  I was going to just have it be a thank you card, but then I remembered I have a few fall birthday cards to make so that's what it is.  I'm posting this before I change my mind again!

The trees are gorgeous here right now, and the leaves are falling everywhere.  Hope you can find time to enjoy this beautiful fall weather, too.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #29 and Mojo Monday #262 #

Hello blogger friends!  It's almost midnight here in Indiana and my light isn't too good, but I decided to post for the Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #29 before I miss the deadline again.  I love the inspiration photo, but I couldn't decide what shade of green to use.  I finally ended up using gumball green for the matting and the leaves.  The DSP is from Simple Stories Generations, Always and Forever.  I stamped the sentiment with an Inspired by Stamping stamp from Delicate Doilies II and All Year Wishes I.  The flower and leaves are from the Inspired by Stamping Little Flowers set.  My design was inspired by the sketch at Mojo Monday-The Blog #262. (I went back and took the pictures again this morning: much better light!)

 The above card is the first one I made with both sketches.  I reversed the papers, used some green DSP for the flags, and put a doily from the Delicate Doilies II set behind the main image.  I wasn't quite happy with it, so I changed it around, and I think I like the first one best.  I'm including the other one just for the fun of it.

It's fall here in Indiana, and I decided to include a picture of one of the beautiful trees I see on my way to work.  Isn't it lovely?  My hubby and I took a drive over to the trees last week.  When we walked down to the lake, we saw this little turtle on a log among the leaves.  Isn't she cute?

Good night blogger friends!  Leave me a comment telling me which card you like best.  I love to read your comments.