Friday, September 30, 2011

The Christmas Sisters

Papertrey is having their Make it Monday #34 chipboard accents challenge.  Erin Lincoln was the lovely host.  I started with Graphic 45 designer paper and always artichoke.  The tree, both snowflakes are a die from Papertrey.  I stamped the large snowflake using background basics text style and love lives here holiday.  As I was layering the snowflakes I gently brushed on close to cocoa ink, also brushing it over the top of the christmas tree and the papers underneath.  On the top of the snowflake I used pearls and a button.  I highlighted the tree with glitter around the edges.  The seam binding bow is highlighted with close to cocoa ink and I added a decorative pin. 
 Here you can see that I used six layers of cereal boxes with the tree die cut from Papertrey.  Spraying each layer with adhesive.
I decided to take a few pictures in different lighting.  The top picture is with a light bulb, the next two is in the sunlight.  Have a great day.

Nancy

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sweet girl

 Good morning, today's card uses a rubber stamp from Door County.  Isn't this girl just adorable?  On the first card is the whole image of the stamp.  I paper pieced her dress and the ornaments, colored with copics.  Merry Christmas saying is from Papertrey.
This card I cut the girl out and paper pieced her dress and the ornaments.  The tree is a die from Papertrey and it is embossed with an embossing folder from SU.  The designer paper is Graphic 45.  Colored her with copics, added lace and twine.  The star is a die from MFT and I added glitter.
Enjoy your day.
Nancy

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

OCL83 Color Challenge

 Hello again,
this is my second post for the day.  Our Craft Lounge is having a color challenge - OCL83.  The colors are browns, yellows and oranges.  The ribbon flowers are a creamy yellow color I know the picture doesn't show it very well.  Designer paper is My mind's eye also using chocolate chip and cajun craze.
Stamp set is by Inkadinkado and SU.  The gemstone brad is from Spare Parts, the jute ribbon and ribbon flowers are Walmart (surprise, surprise good old Walmart).  Thanks for looking.  Have a great day.

Nancy

Remember

Well, good morning!!
Papertrey has a  Make it Monday challenge #33 frosted  images.  Hope you can play along.  This challenge was to stamp the image with colored ink and then quickly stamp the same image with white ink.  Take your finger before it dries and smear or blend the inks together to get a foggy effect.  Messy but a lot of fun.  I used Papertrey's harvest berries stamp set and Mat stack #4 die.  Also the buttons are from Papertrey and a little bow made with twine.  My package of new Papertrey goodies should be arriving today or tomorrow and I can't wait!!!!!  Have a great day.

Nancy

Monday, September 19, 2011

You are a treasure.

Our Creative Corner's challenge this week is Not Big on Pink - lots of blue with a touch of pink, texture and a metal piece.  I started with Recollections, blue pinstripe designer paper the DP on top I am not sure of the name.  Added lace and stitched across the top.  I used fillable frames #10 die and stamp set from Papertrey.  A blue glittery metal brad, a metal flower from SU and a snowflake die from Papertrey.  The saying on the card is also from Papertrey, the signature series dress form stamp set.  This is my first time doing the challenge for Our Creative Corner.


Have a great day!

Nancy

Friday, September 16, 2011

101 days until Christmas

I am still in the Christmas spirit.  Especially since the weather has been chilly and the frost has come.  On my card I started with recollections designer paper and old olive card stock by sewing around the card and zig-zaging across the lace. The Christmas tree is a die from Papertrey which I used the houndstooth stamp set inked with cranberry crisp and old olive. To add some sparkle I sprayed adhesive and sprinkled on Sulyn glitter and added the creamy vanilla bow.  Have a great day, I am starting my 4th batch of homemade salsa, for those long winter nights. It is just to die for, yum!

Nancy

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Christmas is near.

 After watching the Papertrey countdown I am excited to start my Christmas cards.  Although this first card is not really Christmas, it has the right colors.  I used  Papertrey's harvest berries stamp set.  SU's close to cocoa ink and I hand rubbed the edges of the mat stack #4 die.  Using different circle punches I created the flower using cranberry crisp card stock and a gemstone brad.  The felt leaves are from SU.  I cut 3 pieces of lace and laid them accordingly and stitched across them adding buttons, twine and a pearl.  K & Company gets the credit for this beautiful designer paper, also using cranberry crisp, old olive and very vanilla.
 Next, is more of a Christmas card, again using a lot of Papertrey products.  First I die cut the mat stack #4, and  centered the fillable frames #10 die inside the mat stack #4 and die cut that.  Then in the opening I used night of navy card stock and polka dots embossing folder and positioned it behind adding on top a 3 layer snowflake with a gemstone brad in the middle also using glitter.  The pattern on the mat stack #4 is the houndstooth stamp set by Maile ( you all know her from Papertrey), using cranberry crisp ink and more glitter. 
 This sweet tiny tags die is by Melissa from Papertrey, adding the pearls and string. The beautiful designer paper is Bo Bunny.  Also stitching on some lace and adding the bow dyed with old olive ink.  The edges of the card are also stamped with cranberry crisp using the houndstooth stamp set.
I hope everyone has a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Nancy

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The joy in the change of seasons.

 I love fall, all the wonderful colors, the cooler weather, the time for homemade soups, bringing in all the garden vegetables, decorating, it just warms me up with excitement.  This weekend I decided to start my fall decorating on my front porch.  I found the sweetest sunflower and wooden pumpkin from Hobby Lobby. 
 I went out to the fence line and found some wonderful grapevines.  I put some hooks on the ceiling of the porch and hung the grapevines, orange and purple lights and some fall leaves.  When it gets closer to Halloween I will add other goodies. 
Have a terrific weekend, I will be back soon.

Nancy