Monday, September 17, 2012

Piles of Smiles

Although fall doesn't officially arrive here in MN until next Saturday, it was definitely in the air today!  It is such a welcome relief from the heat and humidity over the last few months!  Here is a card to help bring in the season!  The background was made by stamping with Versamark, and then brayering over the top with my Autumn Kaleidacolor stamp pad.  Fast, and simple!!!!!  Love the saying, too.  It is by TAC.  The image is an old Stampin Up one from a set called Costume Bears.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

You Color My World!!!!!!!

So........ I was going through some supplies, deciding WHAT to use up next!  Can you guess what part of this card was from a 'stash' of stuff just sitting around!?!?!?!?  The striped piece you see on the card is actually a journal card that I got on a sheet from October Afternoon.  I have several different designs, and was determined to use one as an element on a card!  The boot stamp is a TAC stamp, and the saying, well, that's another story!  I knew I wanted that sentiment - so would you believe I bought an ENTIRE word set just for THAT one?  It is by Paper Smooches.  Hope the card brings a smile to your face!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Happy Anniversary!

Needed to make an Anniversary card over the weekend - didn't have time to scan it - so took a picture instead..................

Love my Art Impressions stamps!  The hardest part on this one was figuring out which colors to use.  I think it turned out okay, though!  I am not exactly sure where I got the saying - but I love it!  The inside sentiment says:  So you better start putting name tags on your underwear.

silly, silly!!!!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

You Lift Me Up!

I haven't done a lot of cardmaking this month, but finally got back at it tonight.  At the Expo at the end of July, I bought some stamps from a FABULOUS company called Fun Stampers Journey.  One of the sets I bought was used on this card!   It will be one of the cards done in my September card class.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Walk in the Garden

The other contest at the Expo was Walk in the Garden.  I had a lot of fun making this card, and REALLY thought I had a good chance of winning.  But - that's okay..... it WAS fun and challenging to participate.  I will give it a shot again next year.

The stamp set used is an old The Angel Company set that I always loved called - Old Friend.  I used my Scor-Bug and Scor-Pal to make the Grids for the various sections on this one.

Chill Out!!!!!

So......... there was an AWESOME Rubber Stamp Expo/Show last weekend in Bloomington, MN.  They had a card contest, and I submitted three cards.

This contest was called Chill Out.  So - I interpreted it as winter, and then relaxing - so made two cards.  The top card (winter) was picked for 2nd place.  I was THRILLED!  I used paper and stamps from The Angel Company (still miss 'em!!!!!!)

2nd place winner at Rubber Stamp expo!!!!!

This is the other interpretation I did.  I used one of my silly Art Impressions stamps, and paper pieced using paper from (yep - you guessed it..... The Angel Company)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Christmas in July

There is just something fun about saying, Christmas in July - especially when it comes to getting a jump start on your Holiday Cards.  The cards here are all that were made at my Stamp a Stack this month!!!!  It is one of my favorite classes to put together each year!  I used stamps and supplies from lots of different companies.  That is the one thing I really like about offering classes, but not representing any one company.  Perhaps you'll get some inspiration for YOUR cards this year!!!!