Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving. I'm getting ready for the Thanksgiving festivities and so I made a few cards for some family & friends. I had to wait a bit to post them so they could be delivered.


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The first one is using the retired stamp set from Stampin' Up! named Autumn Days. The sentiment is from the October Paper Pumpkin.













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The second card uses the SU die called Autumn Accents. The background is textured using the woodgrain embossing folder.The sentiment is from Gratitude for Days stamp set.














Check out the Paper Pumpkin page. I added some new examples from this month's paper pumpkin.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Be blessed.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Nov 13 Paper Pumpkin Alternates

Greetings! No, you are not reading this wrong. I was working on my November 2013 Paper Pumpkin kit. We had used this kit in my last class and followed the directions, but sometimes it's kind of fun to strike out on you own.

My thought was to have a Christmas tree and use the stars as garland. I used the "Lovely as a Tree" stamp set from SU, but it looks like I could have used a bigger tree stamp!

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My poor little Christmas tree is almost buried under star garland. Oh well, it gave me a chuckle! It reminds me of my Christmas tree.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Playing Around

On Saturday, I went to a garage sale and bought some vellum paper with snowflakes on. I had to try it out, so I went over to Splitcoaststampers and selected one of the sketch challenges, #510.

Here is the sketch:




















Putting the card together with this sketch was going very well and I was happy with the way it looked, UNTIL:

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I had a boo boo. :-(


Every stamper will tell you that accidents happen. You cut where you didn't mean to, you glue or stamp something in the wrong spot, or in this case, the card hit the Mossy Meadow Green ink pad.


It's a creative opportunity, they say! It doesn't make you feel any less disgusted. I really liked the way that card turned out, and then I wrecked it!





Well, I had to figure out a way to fix it. So, I decided to change it completely. Since the "Merry Christmas" was in the Mossy Meadow Green, decided to use that color as my background. Here is how it turned out. Not too bad for a re-work. :-)

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