Saturday, September 14, 2013

Black & White with a POP of Color

Hello! Welcome to my blog today!
One of the newest trends in scrap booking and card making is Black and White. Elegant. Crisp. Pops with a color added. My inspiration for color came from the blue tissue inside the MY PAPER PUMPKIN kit. I CASED the card from our Stampin Success Bi-monthly magazine.
 The photos really don't do the cards justice. The blue two layer butterflies and the three layer flower POP against the black and white.
I love the Simplicity and striking appeal of both these cards. Guess now that I have a supply of the pretty blue tissue in my kits, I need to think up some other ideas to use it! Thanks for stopping by-   C

Here are my supplies:
Tissue from My Paper Pumpkin kit
Basic Black and Whisper White card stock
Basic Black ink
Modern Melody DSP
Perfectly Penned stamp set
Ex Libris stamp

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Go Stamp It Banner Blog Hop

                                                Welcome to another Go Stamp It Blog Hop!
                            We are featuring the banner kits in your Stampin Up Holiday Catalog.
                               They are so fun to make and you can do them for ANYTHING!    
                                       You have just arrived from  Samis Stampin Spot 
                                                 Now that's a hard post to follow!!!!
                            I just cant compare to that precious photo. Her Banner for him is so cute.

                                             Today, I am sharing my Banner with you.
                It's for Halloween, cause I adore all the fun and exciting things that go into Halloween.
                I was so excited when I was done and hung it on the mantel to display and take a photo!
                       I backed up, and Doug said "You spelled it wrong!" I gasped!  He was joking!!!
                          It's hard to see all the detail so I am doing a photo of each letter for you-
I added a few Tag 4 You Trick or Treats elements with pumpkin pie seam binding tails. A few snips of the grey and Black ribbon and some of the 1/8 black taffeta ribbon that come in the Halloween add on kit. It was intimidating but dont be SCARED off. It was worth it!
I made the back ground first, then I did the letters to spell what I wanted. I spritzed black on a few of the pennants I had left undecorated. Then used the spatter from Gorgeous Grudge in Summer Starfruit and Pumpkin Pie so they didnt look so "nakedy".

I also remade the treat holder from the last HOP. I wanted to show you that you can adjust it to fit anything.

                                                           Loved this cute spider nail file!
               Hope you enjoyed your stop and got some inspiration to make your own special banner.
                                                     Now, you will continue on the Hop to Ronnas Paper Place at Ronnas Paper Place

                                                      She has a great idea in store for you!
                              Thanks so much for Hopping with us and see you again next month!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Halloween is coming soon

It's getting closer, can you tell? It will soon be Halloween. One of my favorite of several Holidays for the next 5 months- clear out to February!
I was at home a couple weeks ago and my sister made some samples for me I wanted to share with you.
The cards she CASED off the internet, I do not have the names, I am sorry I would like to give them credit for the ideas, but still wanted to post for you to enjoy.
I was not a fan when this Summer Stat Fruit came out, but what a killer Halloween color!!!
Have you tried any of the Washi Tape? You must!!!! It is so fun!
Love the Apothecary framelits and this one is so cute.
Some more washi tape- there is writing on the vanilla tape- gives you something to read!

Thanks for stopping by. We are blog hopping Wednesday so be sure to come back!
Happy Stampin!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Cute Pouch

Welcome Back! Today is Tuesday but feels like Monday after having the holiday off.
I did get to go up to my craftroom and made the cute pouch I saw from Pams' presentation at convention and wanted to share with you-
It is a 6x6 square- make a cone, turn top down to close and fill with any thing.
Cant you see this as a Halloween idea??? Think I will make some and share with you this coming weekend.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by to check it out.
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Butterfly and Gold Grudge cards

After hearing about Shelli's terrible Horseback riding accident, I have been saying a little prayer for her to have a speedy recovery. At convention there were two cards done that I thought were "Wowsers". Is that a word? Ok, stunning might be better-
I helped my Mother make some of these cuties last weekend on my trip up to OKC for the weekend. It was done by Pam Morgan at convention with coaster board. Love that stuff! Pam used Coredinatins paper. This is my Faux sanded look. Used a white ink pad to make it look like it was sanded.

Next, I loved the cone pouch Pam did and this is a card she showed us. I will make the pouch next time for you.
It is Coastal Cabana, basic black and Modern Medley DSP. LOVE how it turned out. Did some grudge gold embossing on the DSP and card base. Pansy punch flower also got a splash of gold emboss powder.
Did you know you can emboss on buttons?
I just held it with tweezers, mashed in the versa pad then right into the gold emboss powder.  Heat like normal and there you are-

Hope you enjoyed these two cards. I had fun making them for you. Keep stampin and having fun and I will visit with you again soon.