Sunday, November 25, 2012

MOJO 268: Corduroy Christmas

Hi All,

Happy Sunday!  It has been a great end to a wonderfully long holiday weekend.  I had planned on getting in my craft room yesterday, but we decided to head out and see some fall colors instead.  Unfortunately, with our warmer temps here in AZ, we didn't have a whole lot to see.  But, it was nice to get out of the house and enjoy some 80 degree weather before it's gone for good.

The reason I was so excited to get in to my craft room?  This adorable new stamp set called No Peeking.  I hadn't even given it a second glance in the catalog, but I've seen a couple of super cute cards with it, that I had to get it.  It has three images: a deer, a snowman and a penguin.  They are all equally adorable!  I chose the deer, as it is a little bigger than the others and it fit my focal image.

I joined in with the Mojo Monday girls and borrowed their sketch #268.  I love to play with printed papers and different colors so their sketches actually come together pretty easily for me. 

I wanted a more whimsical color combo and decided on these prints from the Letters to Santa DSP.  They are coordinating prints and are, therefore, on the same double-sided sheet.  So easy!  The prints are used as accents for my focal image, but I decided to do a little paper piecing and added in the pink plaid print for the scarf.  Adorable!  I finished it off with a pink corduroy button, as I thought it was a nice wintery touch.

I love this set and will be making a few more cards to share with you soon!  The stamps , ink and the card stock are all available for purchase.  Just email me or click on the icon in the top right hand corner to get these added to your collection.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: No Peeking & Teeny TinyWishes
Paper: Early Espresso, Old Olive, Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla Cardstock; Letters to Santa DSP
Ink: Early Espresso Classic Ink
Accessories: Snowflake Embossing Folder, Circle Nestabilities, Petal Cone Die Cut, Pretty in Pink Corduroy Buttons, Linen Thread and Glue Dots

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Mojo Monday 263: A Nontraditional Thanksgiving

Hi All!

Happy, Happy Thanksgiving! Finally, our visions of sharing turkey and stuffing with family and friends have come to fruition.  It's my favorite meal of the year, by far.  We usually have family over to our house for the big dinner, but this year we are going non-traditional and heading out. We decided to give it a try.  We'll see how much we miss all of those home-made fixins, but,  I definitely don't miss the 24 hours of preparation :)

Since we're going non-traditional at home, I have a non-traditional Thanksgiving card to share with you today.  The colors were inspired by this card over at Pickled Paper Designs.  She paired up orange and blue and green perfectly. The sketch, I borrowed from a Mojo Monday Challenge. This was the perfect sketch, as it let me play with all of these colors.  Here's what I came up with:

The colors and the DSP are really the stars of the show.  The pop of blue comes from the World Spectacular DSP and the green panel is from the retired Spice Cake DSP.  They really are so unexpected and fabulous together.

Making it a quick post today, so I am off to clean up the house.  Hope you all enjoy a very special Thanksgiving Day! Thanks so much for stopping by.

**The World Spectacular , card stock and most accessories are available to purchase.  Just email me or click on the icon in the top right hand corner to get these added to your collection.

Stamps: Falling Leaves, Always  Thankful
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Island Indigo and Whisper White Cardstock: World Spectacular, Spice Cake & Love Letter DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip Classic Ink
Accessories: Curly Label Punch, Petal Cone Bigz L Die, Circle Nestabilities, Brights Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Glue Dots and Pop Dots/Dimensionals

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

So Grateful

Hi All,

Yep, I'm back again.  Can you believe it?  I've got another sweet little Thanksgiving card for you today.  Did you get around to making Thanksgiving cards this year?  I had a couple from a workshop that I did last month, but I still had plenty left from last year.  I am good at making the cards...just not so good at sending them out.  Time just creeps up on me and before I know it, it's too late.  I did get three cards out in the mail this year, so that's an improvement over last year. 

The card I have for you today was inspired by this card by Chiaki Haverstick. I love the design and colors that she chose.  I kept the same design, just switched up the colors.

I looked through my prints and found a simple one that wouldn't overshadow my focal image.  This print is from the Twitterpated DSP.  The color is Pear Pizzazz and I've mixed it with Peach Parfait.  I used markers to color the image.  You could also use them to color the frame around the sentiment, but I actually stamped the image three times and cut the sentiment out twice and layered it.  I love the effect.

I think this card design is great because you could change up the colors and use it throughout the year.  Hope you like it! Thanks so much for stopping by.

**All of these products are available to purchase.  Just email me or click on the icon in the top right hand corner to get these added to your collection.

Stamps: Apothecary Art
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait and Whisper White Cardstock; Twitterpated DSP
Ink: Jet Black Staz-On
Accessories: Large Scallops Edgelits, Labels Collection Framelits, Peach Parfait & Pumpkin Pie Stampin Write Markers and Pop Dots/Dimensionals  

Monday, November 19, 2012


Hi All,

Thanksgiving week is finally here and I have a couple of Fall themed cards to share with you.  I've seen the technique I have for you today used quite a bit lately. It uses the Negative image of a die cut.

Using my Little Leaves Die, I cut the leaves and popped out the image.  I opted to put some DSP behind my image, but this would work perfectly with some fabric as well.  It's a nice simple card that goes to show, you shouldn't throw away any of those scraps!

If you'd like to see my inspiration for this card, hop on over to Andrea's Blog: Work in Progress. She has a super sweet version in Kraft/Pink.  Just love it!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Falling Leaves
Paper: Pool Party, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla Cardstock; Spice Cake DSP
Ink: Early Espresso Classic Ink
Accessories: Sizzlets Little Leaves Die &  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch

Sunday, November 18, 2012

My BMX Birthday Boy

Hi All,

It's November, which means Thanksgiving is right around the corner and my son turns the big 1-2.  He is officially almost a teenager!  His actual birthday is November 7th, but it seems that in our home, birthdays tend to stretch out for a week to a week and a half by time we get to all the celebrations with friends and family and special dinners.  Since I LOVE birthdays, I have no problem with it *smile*.

As he gets older, it's hard to come up with card/cake ideas.  Luckily, a couple of years ago, I bought the Just Riding stamp set as it was retiring, in hopes that one day, Zach would be into bikes.  Well, that day came earlier this year, when all he wanted was a new BMX bike.  I figured it was the perfect time to pull this set out.

I kept the card simple and used the colors that he actually has on his bike: black/white.

I have a feeling that this set will get a lot of use, as all of his friends live on their bikes and I'm sure there will be more birthdays coming our way.  As for the 12-year-old, here are a couple of pictures from the party today.  Lots of fun was had by all.

We couldn't resist taking a shot of all the bikes.  They are one BMX riding crew!

I actually have some Thanksgiving cards to share with you, so those will be coming this week.  Enjoy your Monday & thanks so much for stopping by.

Stamps: Just Riding
Paper: Crumb Cake, Basic Black and Whisper White Cardstock
Ink: Basic Black Classic Ink
Accessories: Pop Dots