Monday, October 28, 2013

Super Fun with Super New Stamps!

Recently I ordered stamps from the Sweet Stamp Shop with some of my birthday money. I've been playing with them over the weekend and came up with a couple of fun creations using the newly released Super Mom set.

Edited to add: I decided to enter this into the Use What You Have Challenge going on at Sweet Stamp Shop. Here is a picture of the stash I used to make this card. I primarily used Super Mom, but the small Happy Birthday sentiment on the card came from the set Easily Distracted. It fit perfectly inside the burst stamp!

What little boy wouldn't want this card and tag for his birthday? It's going in my stash so when I need a card for a boy, I have one on hand.

Thanks and have a "super" day!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

What Does the Fox Say?

I have been cracking up at this card since I made. I'm even smiling now while writing about it.

I knew nothing about this song until this afternoon when I saw some people posting "What does the fox say?" I wondered what that meant, so I Googled it and found this video.

I loved it. It's a catchy tune and it's hilarious. If you just read the lyrics, you'd think it was a children's song, but the tune and video don't seem anything like a children's song. I love that.

Anyway ... a card sprung to mind. I envisioned a fox on a hill saying Cha cha cha cha cha chow! I remembered I had these adorable fox brads from Eyelet Outlet. I created the funny speech bubble in my Silhouette. I made the hills and sun with my Silhouette, too. Man, I love that machine. So, there you have it. My funny card for the day!

Monday, October 21, 2013

SSS Wednesday Challenge - Christmas Cards!!

Hi everyone! I just got my first sets of Wplus9 stamps and dies and I LOVE them! I love the designs and matching dies. I ordered the stamps with some of my birthday money and couldn't wait to start playing.

Below are two Christmas cards I made with my new goodies. I'm entering them into the Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge, which is to create Christmas cards. Both cards use the Pretty Poinsettia stamps and dies.

The set has two poinsettias - a large and small. I used the large poinsettia on this card. The sentiment is from the Christmas Wishes set. I embellished it with a snowflake brad from Eyelet Outlet and some bling strips.

The second card features the smaller poinsettia. To create the wreath, I borrowed a trick from Jennifer McGuire, who recently created a wreath using a spring stamp. For my wreath, I used the veins of the leaf. I first drew a circle, then stamped the veins in two different colors of green. I also double stamped to create different shades. Then, I embellished it with some bling from Eyelet Outlet. The sentiment is also from the Christmas Wishes set. I actually stamped Holly Jolly first, then to get the word Christmas, I took the Merry Christmas sentiment and only inked up the word Christmas. My Fiskars stamp press helped me to center the word under Holly Jolly.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Getting Nauty on the Runway

Did that title get your attention? Well, if you're mind is in the gutter, I'm sorry to tell you to dig it out because this isn't that kind of post. Notice I spelled it "nauty" not naughty. That's because this card is a nautical twist on the Runway Inspired Challenge (ric#45) featuring this dress from the Tanya Taylor Spring 2014 Collection as the inspiration.

 I drew inspiration from the blue and white horizontal stripes as well as the multicolored splash of fabric that is sewn slightly at a diagonal. If you look closely at the model's necklace, you'll see colorful flowers. The tropical flowers seemed like the perfect embellishment for a nautical theme. (Nautical makes me think of the ocean, which makes me think of the beach, which makes me think of a tropical island. Get the connection? LOL.)

 The paper and anchor are from the Down by the Shore Collection by Fancy Pants Designs. The arrow and sentiment are from Reverse Confetti's Arrow's and Elements set.
Have a great day and thanks for visiting my blog!


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