Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #52

Good morning and thanks for stopping by today.  Today's card was made for this weeks Play Date Cafe challenge.  The challenge this week was to create a card or project using any combination of the following colors orange, pink or yellow.  The card I am sharing with you today uses pink and yellow.
There was no theme for the challenge other than the color selections, but since the Play Date Cafe is celebrating its one year anniversary, I thought it would be fun to make a celebration card. Here is the inspiration photo:



and here is the card I created.



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To begin the card I stamped and embossed yellow dots onto pink card stock.  I thought a  banner would be fun on a celebration card  so I  stamped and embossed two banners and cut them out.  I overlapped the banners and anchored them with yellow pearls.   I then cut out a cupcake, added some glitter and topped off the candle with a small flower. 
If you'd like to play along with challenge, visit the Play Date Cafe.

Have a wonderful day,
Susan

Supplies:
Card stock :  Hero Arts, Papertrey Inc.
Pattern Paper:  K & Company, Cosmo Cricket
Stamps:  Togetherness Icons by Unity Stamp Co.   CHF
Misc:  embossing powder, Prima flower, Doodlecharms cartridge, pop dots, Color Box ink, doilies

Monday, October 25, 2010

Ippity Hop Monday - That's Creepy

With Halloween coming up next weekend, I thought I'd make one last Halloween card using Ippity's only Halloween set, That's Creepy.


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I think the spiders are more cute than creepy, but I like all the images in this set. My favorite however is the ornate pumpkin which can be used for not only Halloween but fall themed cards as well.


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Purple, yellow and black were the colors I chose for this card along with papers from the Matilda collection by Cosmo Cricket.  For ink, I used the Palette Hybrid inks sold by Unity in the colors of French Lilac, Black Noir, Raw Sienna and Haystack. I liked these inks so much, I decided to sell them in my {ippity} shop along with the stamps.  For the background of the stamped images I used my favorite background stamp A Bit of Burlap.   Did you notice the bow?  I thought it kind of emulated the spiders, you know 6 legs on the spider and 6 loops on the bow with the button in the middle. My new large circle punch from EK Success finished off the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of the hop.  Click  here for the complete list of blog participants.

Have  a great day,
Susan
Click here to shop with me for {ippity} stamps and ink

Friday, October 22, 2010

FWF- Pink Card

Good morning everyone!  The card I am sharing with you today was made for this weeks {ippity} challenge. The challenge was to make a project using pink.  Here is the card I created.


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There are two {ippity} Christmas stamp sets and I used both sets on this card.  The Peace sentiment came from the stamp set Kissmas and Mistletoe and the snowflakes came from the Seasons of Joy stamp set. For the background behind the sentiment I used the Thoughts From the Past stamp.  I like a little sparkle on holiday cards so I used holographic embossing powder on the stamped images.  Some hot pink ribbon and a few blue rhinestones finished off the card.

To continue along the blog hop click here. If you'd like to play along with the {ippity} challenge and create a project using pink, click here. Thanks so much for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of your day.

Susan

Monday, October 18, 2010

Ippity Hop Monday- Music of My Heart

Good morning {ippity} friends!  When I saw the Music of My Heart stamp set advertised on page 72 of the November/December issue of Paper Crafts magazine, I realized I had never used this set before.  I  don't know why, I just never broke it out of the package.  But after seeing so many wonderful Christmas cards made with music stamps I decided now was the time to finally open up the package.

Using the music background stamp from this set, here is the card I created:


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I stamped the image once on black paper with white ink and once again on white paper with black ink. I then punched out the black paper with a scallop punch. I found the tutorial for this crumbled flower here and decided to give it a try. It was actually quite a lot of fun to make.  The sentiment on the card came from the  Season of Joy  stamp set. Both stamp sets used on this card are shown here:


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All the red  paper I used on the card came from the Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly collection. A little paper pleating and small flourish finished off the card.

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of the hop.  For the complete list of blog participants click here.

Have a great day,
Susan
Click here to shop with me for Ippity stamps

Friday, October 15, 2010

FWF - Pumpkin Patch

Good morning everyone!  Today I am sharing a card with you that I made for The Shabby Tea Room and this weeks Ippity challenge .  I thought both challenges complemented each other, so I made one card for both challenges. This weeks challenge at The Shabby Tea Room was to create a card or project using a pumpkin based on this picture:





This weeks Ippity challenge was to create a card using orange, black and kraft.   Here is the card I created for both challenges:


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I  began this card with my favorite  Cuttlebug folder - Harvest Patch.  The image was embossed onto kraft card stock.  To make it stand out, I used the dot stamp from {ippity} and stamped over the embossed image with white ink.  The body of the pumpkin was made from punched circles that were stamped with the same dot stamp. The leaves were stamped onto water color paper,  spritzed with a little water and cut out.  A few flowers spritzed with Glimmer Mist,  some ribbon and a little pumpkin tendril finished off the card. 

To continue along with the rest of the blog hop click HERE.  To visit The Shabby Tea Room and play along with the challenge for this week click HERE

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a wonderful weekend.

Susan

Supplies:
Stamps:  Ippity -  Dots For Sure (dot stamp)
                                 That's Creepy   (pumpkin stamp)
                                A Moment in Time (sentiment)
                                Fall for You (leaves)
Ink:           Rangers Distressed Ink- Spiced Marmalade and Black Soot,     
                  Fresh Ink- white, Color Box- orange
Misc:        Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist- sunshine, Cuttlebug embossing folder- Harvest
                  Patch, doily, ribbon

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge 49

Good morning!  I have a card to share with you today that I made for The Play Date Cafe.  The challenge this week was to create a project using the colors of pink, turquoise, rusty orange and chocolate brown.  Here is the inspiration photo:




and here is the card I created:

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Using a chocolate brown background, I did some messy stitching around the block of squares.  To blend the colors, I stamped some of the colored squares with a french script in brown ink.  Coordinating butterflies were placed on the solid squares and a little bit of bling accented the butterflies and sentiment.  I never would have thought of using all these colors on one card, but now that I see this combination, I really like it and wouldn't hesitate to use it again! 

Thanks so much for the inspiration ladies!  This was a great challenge!

Have a wonderful day,
Susan

Supplies:
Stamps- Amuse, Hero Arts
Paper - Basic Grey
Card Stock- Memory Box
Misc:  Martha Stewart punch, rhinestones, square nestabilities, sewing machine

Monday, October 4, 2010

Ippity Hop Monday ... A Little Batty

Welcome to another {ippity} Hop Monday!  I have a fun Halloween card to share with you today.  Using the {ippity} stamp set, That's Creepy, I used the trick or treat stamp for my card.  Here is the stamp set I used:



and here is the card I created:




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I emphasized the bats in the sentiment by cutting bats from black glitter paper and situating the bats so they appear to be flying across the sky. The three dimensional bats add a fun touch to the card.  The sentiment was heat embossed with holographic embossing power to give it a little sparkle. I finished off the card with paper from the Matilda collection by Cosmo Cricket and a little self adhesive doily strip.


To  continue along the rest of the hop click HERE. Thanks so much for stopping by today and if your looking for little {ippity}, please visit my {ippity} blog HERE for a great selection of stamps.

Have a great day,
Susan

Friday, October 1, 2010

FWF Blog Hop

Good morning!  I can't believe it's October already!  It's so warm and muggy here it still feels like summer!  The card I want to share with you today uses  the Unity September store kit and the Fall for You stamp set from Ippity.







 This floral  and script stamp is so pretty I decided to use is at the focal point for the card.  To make the image stand out I stamped the image onto kraft card stock and dusted it with Blue Patina Perfect Pearls which gave the image a pretty sheen. Those beautiful leaves are from the Ippity Fall for You stamp set shown here:






A little button and some K & Company paper finished off the card.  I elected not to add a sentiment because I liked the simplicity of the card  and thought it would make a great all occasion card.

To continue along the rest of the hop click HERE. I think I'll have a while a cup of tea while I view all your blogs to see what all you talented ladies made for today's hop.  Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful day!

Susan

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