October 30, 2011

Toile & Trouble

Well all the Grammas out there know that I have to stay impartial with the grandkids, so I decided to post another page to include them ALL! Happy Halloween everyone!
Here are all three; Becca the Witch, Hannah is Tinker Belle and little Bumble Bee Brian. Becca informed today... "Gramma, all three of us can FLY!"
Not only are they cute as bug, they're smart as a whip too!

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Becca's Skating Competition - Oct 2011

Well I keep saying I have to practice my MDS, and this weekend while going through a blog HOP I saw a few MDS cards. So it gave me some inspiration to practice a little.  I finally had reason to make a page, not that I don't have tons of catching up to do with my scrapbooking mind you, but this occassion is something special; in our family anyway.
 My middle grandchild... Becca won third place in her figures (where they have to go on one skate in a figure 8 on the floor at her skating competition. She also participated in the "Shoot the Duck" position (down on one skate with one leg out front) and "Stroking" (don't know that one) and she's getting better all the time. She was so proud and told me all about it on the phone. The second day she won a "Reward" certificate too. Isn't she just cutest 5 year old skater you ever saw!
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October 29, 2011

Triple Treat Ribbon Cake - {PPA117}

Today's post is for the Pals Paper Arts - Ribbon - challenge 117 using one of my favorite new stamps.. the Triple Treat Flower and here's my card.
This needs little explaination but the colors are cajun craze, crumb cake, chocolate chip cs with pieces of the new SPICE CAKE (love it) DSP and a scrap of cameo coral designer DSP to add some punch.
I tied the chocolate chip wide stripped ribbon with piece of linen thread, then added the flower which was stamped twice with the Triple Treat Flower; Once on lucky limeade, and again on crumb cake. Then I used the 5 point flower and punched out the center and held together with an antique brad.
The leaves are actually the wings from the two-step-bird punch tucked in behind the ribbon. I stamped the sentiments from My Friend, but in hind sight I should have heat embossed it..
Here's a peek at the inside using touches from the front.

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October 22, 2011

Watercooler Llama Holiday Hop! Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas

This post is for the Watercooler Llama Holiday Hop. If you are following the HOP in order you should have arrived from Debbie Martin's blog. The HOP rules are to make three projects, any holiday of your choice, however, ONE must be a 3D project. .... AND...... It's my very FIRST HOP ever! I'm very excited and nervous all at the same time. Excited to participate but nervous because I don't really understand it all yet and I really hope I linked everything correctly. So with that being said, here are my Watercooler Holiday HOP projects.
PROJECT #1 Halloween Treat Holder
Let's start with Halloween. I made a 3D Witch Hat Candy Holder.
 I used the Petal Cone die and embossed with the Spider Web embossing folder. The base of the hat is a circle cut with my Cricut. I shaded with rich razzleberry ink, added a few strips of  DSP for a band then I tied a rich razzleberry ribbon around the base.
The sentiment from "Hand-Penned Holidays" is stamped and distressed with rich razzleberry ink on piece of whisper white cs with flagged ends. I added to the witch hat with glue dots at the center.
Now for the fun part. When you turn it upside down you find the prize! Two flaps of the Petal Cone die go through two slits in the large circle to form a closure. The other two flap of the die make a easy access to the candy, yet stay closed enough to prevent spillage of the same.
 This photo below shows it closed with a paper clip, but this will be replaced by pieces of magnet sheet. I only hope it holds, otherwise plan 'B' is velcro closings.

  I hope you like my 3D Witch Hat candy holder. You can find detailed instructions of many demos by typing "petal cone witch hat" into any search engine.

PROJECT #2 Thanksgiving Favor
For my next project I made another 3D table favor for Thanksgiving (or Fall).
 This favor used two cuts from the milk carton die. Here it is ...
Isn't he the cutest little acorn guy ever? I found this punch art acorn from a free tutorial at Stamp and Scrap with Frenchie; check it out! I used dark green cs for the milk carton pieces. Once together I added a strip of DSP as a band and decorated with some leaves stamped from "French Foliage" directly on DSP scraps then fussy cutting them, adding to the box with glue dots.
Here's a peek at the back.
I punch holes around the top flaps and strung with hemp twine and tied a bow.
The little acorn was punched using the ornament punch and a few partial pieces of large and small ovals make the hat and smile. (It's all in the tut). The silver brad was colored with a pumpkin pie write marker. The cheeks come to life with a touch of ink and dauber end, then the eyes are made with a black write marker; hat, cheek and eye highlights from a white gel pen.
"Thanks" from "Fabulous Phrases" was stamped in soft suede on very vanilla and punched with an oval punch, then glued to a piece of cameo coral and punched with the tag punch. It was added with one of the new mini clothespins to the twine! Done!

PROJECT #3 Christmas Card
My third and final project is a Christmas card using the new "Stocking Builder" punch. Here's my card.
It's a pretty simple assembly using lucky limeade cs as a base,then layered with Jolly Holiday DSP (retired and I'm so sad) and I thought this DSP looked like a fireplace. How about you?
I stamped 'believe' in cherry cobbler ink on a piece of very vanilla then drew a line 1/4" inside the edge with a cherry cobbler write marker to connect the sentiment.
I punched two stockings with the Stocking Builder punch from various DSP scraps and assembled, then added some bling with dazzling diamonds. I used a 1/8" hole punch a the top of each stocking,  then tied a bow with cherry cobbler bakers twine. I added to the front with dimensionals. Now we're all ready for SANTA!  Done!
I hope you like my Stocking Builder punch Christmas card. I look forward to any comments on my first HOP attempt.
 I hope you enjoyed viewing my three Watercooler Llama Holiday HOP projects and your next stop on the HOP is Heather!
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For those that did not play this time, here is my SWAP card.
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October 16, 2011

CAS Red & Green Sketch Christmas (PP#68, FMS#6)

This post using the "Beautiful Season" stamp set will hopefully work for two challenges; The Paper Players CAS Red & Green {challenge #68}, and Freshly Made Sketches {challenge #6}. This card is not the typical Christmas Red & Green and I turned the sketch a bit, but I hope it will work for both. Here is my card.
I used a crumb cake base and 'temporarily' added a piece of DSP. Then both were run through the Big Shot using the stripes embossing folder. I removed the DSP and I wrapped it with a piece of cherry cobbler seam binding, then glue permanently to the card front. If you look close you can see the embossed DSP.
The bird image from "Beautiful Season" was stamped on very vanilla with versamark & early espresso ink, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I colored the image with crumb cake, cherry cobbler and lucky limeade inks using a blender pen, and few write markers. The die cut piece was popped up with dimensional.
I stamped Merry Christmas on very vanilla and punched with a 1 1/4" circle punch and added to a LARGE Spice Cake designer button. Added a snippet of cobbler seam binding and popped up with double dimensionals. Done!
I hope you like my card today.
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October 15, 2011

Fall Thanksgiving {PPA 115 challenge}

Well hi everyone.  I've been out the country and out of blogland working in Mexico, so I was happy to get back in time to be able to play along with the Pals Paper Arts challenge 115 this week.  The theme is Fall/Thanksgiving, and here is my card.
 I started with a Cajun Craze base and added some yummy "Spice Cake" DSP for the background. LOVE that DSP!
I used a masking technique on very vanilla for the pumpkins from "Autumn Harvest" using Cajun craze, pumpkin pie and more mustard inks. I little filling with a blender pen and a few more leaves stamped in the wind. The "Hand-Penned Holidays" font is one of my favorites and stamped that in early espresso ink on top of the images. Seems to be blowing in the wind as well.
I doubled matted the very vanilla piece with a pool party mat and added a snippet of pool party ruffle ribbon with a leaf brad from my stash. Then added to the card with a few dimensional to pop it up.
I hope you like my Fall/Thanksgiving card.

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October 2, 2011

Ribbon Loop Christmas {CFC22}

Today's post is for CAS-ual Fridays CFC22  "ribbon loop" challenge.
Here are the particulars.
CFC22: Create a Clean And Simple project using a ribbon tab or loop. Big loops, tiny loops...get creative but the loops on a bow don't count.
Here is my card using two new sets from the Stampin' UP holiday mini; "Christmas Lodge" and "Hand Penned Holidays", and an image from "Bells & Boughs".
 [This is also one of the cards that will be done in my class this week].
The sentiment from "Christmas Lodge" was stamped in crumb cake ink.
The lodge is stamped in brown Stazon on crumb cake cardstock, then the snow is colored with white craft ink and blender pen, then sprinkled with glitter. It's matted on soft suede cardstock, both pieces have the corners punched.
I then rolled the edges inward of a piece of wide striped ribbon, then folded in half and punched a hole with my crop-a-dile. I added to the mat with a large brad. The whole piece was popped up with a few dimensionals.  
Here's a peek at the inside using "Hand Penned Holidays" with that yummy font, and the image from "Bells & Boughs".
I hope you liked my card with a LOOP!

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