Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Turkey Day!

Along with the adorable fabric pumpkins I made for my mom, I wanted to give her another little surprise to brighten up her harvest table. My friend Alyssa at mommy, etc came up with this adorable turkey that I cased. Her original turkey was a card, I just omitted the card and stuck the turkey straight into her acorn place card holders. Needless to say she absolutely loved them!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Snowman blues

Here is a card I made for this weeks Dynamic dous #29 challenge.  The challenge was to use Basic black and Marina mist, and an optional snowman theme.  I did a punch art snowman that I cased from my friend Alyssa at mommy, etc.   I also incorporated a few different embossing folders to give the card a lot of texture.  I hope you like it!


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Orchard Harvest Pumpkins

So I had a bunch of the Stampin' Up! Orchard harvest fabric from the holiday catalog and wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it.  I also kept seeing these fabric pumpkins on pinterest, at the fabric store, and in magazines.  Sooooo, I finally put it together and decided to make fabric pumkins out of this super cute fabric.  I LOVE the way they turned out and they were pretty simple to make (there are tons of tutorials online).  I ended up giving them to my mom who is a thanksgiving fanatic and loves to decorate her house with all things harvest! 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Happy Retirement

I have been wanting to use this stamp set forever.  It's the Pleasant Poppies stamp from Stampin' Up!.  When I originally purchased this stamp I didn't realize it was a large background stamp.  I don't usually use background stamps, hence why it's been sitting on my stamp shelf ever since.  When I saw this weeks Black Tie Friday's challenge #10 (black and white, with a cutout) I immediately thought of this stamp set.  It has beautiful clean lines and looks great stamped in black.  I have a good customer who is retiring and I thought it would make a good reirement card too.     

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Bazaar Thanks!

Here is a card I made recently as a sample to display.  I originally saw a similar card to this on pinterest, I used the inpiration and ran with it.  I really wanted to highlight this awesome paper, Stampin' Up! International Bazaar.  I love all the patterns in this paper, so vibrant and versitle.  I love this card because it's so simple and quick to make and any sentiment can be placed in the middle, making it a good go-to card in a pinch. 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Merry merry!

Here is a card I made and I'm entering in the mojo monday 266 blog contest.  The layout is super cute and I thought I would turn it into a christmas card.  I used the new Stampin' Up! Snow Festival DSP from the holiday catalog and the new woodgrain embossing folder for the soft suede piece in the back.  I am totally loving the new snowflake die as well.  For this card I used vellum for a subtle frosty snowflake touch.  I also made a bow banner for the bottom piece which I have been playing around with lately, I'm thinking of making more of these paper bows for the tops of my christmas presents. ;)   

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

My first challenge!

Thanks to my bestie Alyssa at, I have decided to give card challenges a try. I have always been super overwhelmed with the idea of them for some strange reason but she totally talked me into it and I realized it's kinda fun ;) I did the Black Tie Friday's #8 challenge. I had to pick one thing from each row in the grid.  I chose square card, color green, and something metal. I cased the layout from a mojo Monday sketch and used the new Stampin' Up! natural composition specialty paper to give it a little texture. Instead of traditional ribbon accent, I used the Stampin' Up! Orchard Harvest Designer fabric, which has a great green pattern.  I also used the antique brads as my something metal. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

So grateful

Here is a card I made for the upcoming holiday season.  I got the card layout inspiration from a mojo mondays sketch.  I used Stampin' Up! Orchard Harvest DSP from the Holiday Catalog and the "So Grateful" sentiment came from the Apothecary Art stamp set.  In coordinating colors I cut out three different sizes of the Labels collections framelets and layered them up behind the sentiment.