Monday, November 14, 2011

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge #229

This is my VERY oversized contribution to this weeks' Saturday Sketch Challenge over at Stamping 411.  As usual, I played with the sketch, changing the dimensions of the elements and putting the sketch on its' side.  I didn't mean to make the card so big or mess with the elements so much, but the Greeting Card kid seemed to have a mind of her own and, like Topsy, she just growed!  Darned kid -- must be a teenager underneath her angelic looks....

Things that you can't see -- and there's a lot to this card!  The main image is sponged with Creamy Caramel and Close to Cocoa. I really wish that you could see that, but I couldn't get it to come through the photo. The two scallop layers behind the main image are cut from Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso using the Scallop Circles #2 die and both are sponged with Chocolate Chip and Early Espresso.  The scallops of the Cherry Cobbler layer are embellished with Basic Pearl Jewels.

There are two pleated layers behind the scallop circles.  One is made from a sheet from the Holiday Treasures dsp and is has a flat edge, which has been dipped into Champagne glass glitter.  The shorter, top layer is cut from Cherry Cobbler and the edge is trimmed with the Pinking Hearts border punch.

The sentiment is layered with Early Espresso, Cherry Cobble and Old Olive, again with the Basic Pearl Jewels in the scallops.  The central image is dusted with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

All products are SU!, unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Greeting Card Kids, Hand-Penned Holidays

Paper:  White, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Holiday Treasures dsp

Ink:  Black, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Bravo Burgundy, Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink

Accessories:  Big Shot, Scallop Circles #2 die, 3" Circle die, Pinking Hearts border punch, Scalloped border punch, Ticket-Corner punch, White gel pen, Champagne glass glitter, Basic Pearl Jewels, Score-Pal, sponges, Aquapainter, sticky sheets, Dazzling Diamonds glitter

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge #228

Many thanks to the Operators at Stamping 411 for featuring my card in this weeks' Stampers Showcase!

Due to my daughter's show schedule, I've missed the past couple of Saturday Sketch Challenges over at Stamping 411.  I'm glad that I'm back with a little free time for some creativity!  If you get the chance, go and check out this week's Sketch Challenge.  

I took a few liberties with the sketch by turning it on it's side, adding another base layer and deleting the punchy.  I just really wanted to use Holiday Lineup and this is where it took me!

All products are SU!, unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Holiday Lineup, Tiny Tags

Paper:  Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Vanilla, Holly Berry Bouquet dsp

Ink:  Black, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, More Mustard

Accessories:  Ticket-Corner punch, Scallop Border punch, Round Tab punch, Basic Pearls, 1/4" Garden Green grosgrain ribbon, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Jingle Bells, brads, Dimensionals, Aquapainter

Monday, November 7, 2011

November is a time of year where many find themselves wanting to express a litle hand-made home, be it cooking or crafting.

Our November issue, "Harvest Essence" offers a cornacopia of ideas.  Projects include pretty packaging for gifting goodies, Thanksgiving table embellishes, cards and a very special kitchen apron for the cook.

We encourage our subscribers to find time between hunting for your pumpkin pie recipe, to relax and reflect on giving Thanks.