Friday, August 30, 2013

Stylin' Girl Birthday

On Wednesday I showed you a color challenge card using Stylin' Girl and an envelope.  I said I had done another in pinks because it was for my granddaughter's birthday card, and pink is her favorite color.

Here is said birthday card.  I used my new Envelope Punch Board to make the envelope, and I am loving that tool.  I've been making envelopes and it is so easy.  I am so glad I bought it.  I can see it is going to be a major "go to" tool.  I was making only an occasional envelope with the scoring board, but this is so much easier so I'll be making a lot more and using up some of my old designer papers.

So here is the promised granddaughter birthday card.  In the next day or so I will post the card I made for my grandson's birthday.  Note, it will not have Stylin' Girl.

Hope to see you soon.

Crafty Hugs,

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Coloring Down the Lines -- Real Red

Wednesday is here already.   It is our color blog hop time.  You should have arrived from Liz's blogsite.  And once again she has a wonderful creation for us.  Love it.

We were challenged to use Real Red with either Early Espresso and Pumpkin Pie or with Tempting Turquoise and Very Vanilla.  Since last week I went with the fall colors I decided this week to choose the softer colors.  I was in the middle of trying to make a birthday card for my granddaughter, so I decided to use Stylin' Girl.  I made 2 cards, one with the challenge colors and one with Hannah's favorite pinks.  I'll show you her card, as well as her brother's card tomorrow (both birthdays are close and so we have one party for both of them). 

Also used were Framelits Apothecary Accents and the Ovals Framelits.  I used one of the accessories from my new Label Thinlet.  I'll show you more of the Thinlets tomorrow, as I used the Circle one for my grandson's card.  I love those card makers.  There are so many things you can do with not only the card maker, but also the many accessories.  I am so glad I got both sets.

And let me tell you about my newest toy (um tool).  Yesterday I received my Envelope Punch Board.  At Convention it was demonstrated, and I knew then it was something I would have to have.  I'm loving it already, and am so glad I got it.  At $19.95 I think it is a real bargain.  It will be available to everyone September 1.  You can see above that I did an envelope to go with my challenge card.  I made 3 more today.  I have so much left over designer paper, but if I keep making envelopes I'll probably use up a lot of it.  And I think I can make envelope liners to.  I'll try that next.  There are 66 sizes of envelopes you can make with the Punch Board, and it punches the divits and rounds corners too.  Wow!   I'm already thinking about  nice envelopes for Christmas.  Hmmmmm..............

Ok, so enough about all that.  I'm sure you want to continue on your hop.  Next is Teri's blogsite.  So let's go.....

Crafty Hugs,

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Coloring Down the Lines -- Pumpkin Pie

Welcome again to blog hop Wednesday.  You most likely arrived from Liz's blogsite.  So what did you think?  Beautiful, isn't it.  I am amazed how she and I think alike.  We are great friends, and often choose the same stamps and accessories because we have the same taste.  Looks like we did it again.  I think we both headed straight for the Witches' Brew designer paper and the new Label Card thinlet.  Great minds and all that! 

We were challenged this week to use Pumpkin Pie with either Pacific Point and Real Red or with Early Espresso and Daffodil Delight.  Pumpkin Pie isn't my favorite but it is the perfect color for Halloween and fall.  I'm not quite ready to work on either, but in this instance I decided on a fall card using Early Espresso and Daffodil Delight.  The Halloween designer paper was perfect for these colors.  For the leaf I colored with markers direct to the stamp with all three of my color choices,  and just a little thumping of each to finish off the mottled look.  I spritzed just a teeny spray of water on my stamp to give just a slight watercolor look.

I just received my order with the brand new thinlet, so I couldn't wait to use it.  You can see from the first and second picture how the front looks as you open the card.

Then with my last picture you see the inside of the card when it is completely open.  I really love this new die.  The circle thinlet will be on my next order.  I can't wait to try it with circles and scallops, and all the pieces that come in each package.  I can tell that I am going to have a lot of fun with these dies. 

So let's hop over now to Teri's blogsite to see what she has for us.  I'm anxious to see what color combination she chose.  I could not figure out how to put the Real Red into the mix.  Wonder if she managed to do that combination. 

Until next time..............

Crafty Hugs,

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Coloring Down the Lines -- Pacific Point

Wednesday has come around really fast this week.  I had my card done last week and put it out of my mind, so I nearly forgot to post it.  We were challenged to use Pacific Point with either Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie or with Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry.  I chose the second.  I love Pacific Point and I love Daffodil Delight.  I don't much care for Pumpkin Pie, so there was no hesitation there.

You should have arrived from Liz's blogsite.  I already saw what she was working on last week when I was crafting with her.  What a beauty again.  If I remember correctly, she has a step card, and it is a fun one.  Love what she did with her card.

With my card I embossed with the dots embossing folder, I used one of the doilies, and the stamp set is Mixed Bunch.  I put a little sparkle on each of the "flowers" by way of Dazzling Diamonds.  This design is just a bit different from what I usually gravitate toward, but I like it a lot.  Hope you like it too.

Now let's hop to Teri's blogsite to see what she has for us this week.  I'm sure it is going to be another of her great designs.

Until next time.......................

Crafty Hugs,

Monday, August 12, 2013

More Stampin'Up! Convention

I never showed you the huge assortment of gifts I got from friends while I was at the Stampin'Up Convention.  Wow, those gals are so creative.  I received so many handmade paper crafted items.  I will be using them for a long time.  You can see below quite the assortment.  Robbie made several coordinated items,  See the purple polka dot  notebook holder, business card holder and calendar holder.  I can even get my checkbook into the calendar holder.  Nice set.  She also did the 2 jars you see below.  One has a wonderful air freshener.  The other was a real hit for me while at the convention.  It is filled with a powder you use for a foot soak.  My legs and feet hurt so much from standing and walking, that my ankles were swollen.  Each night I put several inches of cool water in the tub with some of this wonderful smelling stuff and sat on the side of the tub with my feet in.   Ahhhhhh, made me feel so much better.  Thanks Robbie.

 There is another business card holder from Amanda, a color coded sponge dauber holder from Donna, beautiful key chains and that cute little owl candy holder from Laura Lynn, notebook cover from Buffy, and on and on.  Thanks to all my friends for being so nice to me.  This first convention for me was so special. 

I'll be back with a few more things from Convention.  I have swaps of mine I haven't posted yet, as well as swaps from others.  And don't forget our Wednesday color blog hop.

Until next time.........................

Crafty Hugs,

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Coloring Down the Lines -- Old Olive

It's blog hop Wednesday.  You should have arrived from Liz's blogsite.  I haven't looked yet, but she always has something really gorgeous.  Our challenge this week was to use Old Olive with either Soft Suede and Crushed Curry, or with Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler.

 I still have no idea where I was going with this card.  I received a piece of burlap ribbon from my friend Buffy last week and I really wanted to use that burlap.  That's about all I had in mind.  I turned all sorts of different directions and ended sponging and streaking the Soft Suede and Crushed Curry on Whisper White cardstock.  I matted that piece with Soft Suede on top of an Old Olive base.  Then I decided to throw it in the trash.  Didn't like it.  Then I took it out and added the 4 candy dots and sponged a little more.  Then I threw it in the trash.  Then I got mad at myself, pulled it out, took a picture and decided it is what it is.  The colors are right, the design is about where my mojo is -- in the basement.  Well it will go in my stash or the trash, but I doubt I'll send it to anyone.  Perhaps next week my mojo will find its way home.

So now let's hop on to the next on our list.  That would be Teri's blogsite.  Teri always has something interesting.  I think we should go take a look.

Until next time.......

Crafty Hugs,