Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
|Check out the great job she did on the ruffled ribbon look!|
|Shows the inside and the ribbon attachment. How about that cute pumpkin brad as an embellishment?|
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Sorry I missed a day posting, but I have been having some problems with my back. It is either a pulled muscle or a pinched nerve. Either way, I haven't felt like doing my normal routine. I made two cards over the weekend, before my back got really bad, but I just haven't felt like sitting at the computer to post them for you. And now, I wasted two days to try and make more Halloween cards to send. So, I ended up making 11 different ones and an additional 5 of one, so I have 16 to send. I had hoped to have at least 20. But it is what it is. I have one to show you today and one for tomorrow! Here is today's ... enjoy!
Tools - Classic Scalloped Circle, Classic Circle Nestibities, McGill tag Punch
Other - Ribbon by May Arts, Button, Glitter, Quicky Glue Pen, Rhinestones by Hero Arts
Don't forget to leave me a comment on one of this week's posts to enter in my blog candy give-away. At this point, there have only been 4 entries so odds are very good! You can find all the details HERE on Monday's post!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Hello! I started my blog last year after I closed my store, but I didn't really get going on it until this year. I think last year I had 14 posts from July until the end of the year. But, today's post marks number 161 for this year. And I have had over 6000 hits since September of last year. All in all, I like how my blog is progressing. So ,,, to thank those that look at and enjoy my blog, I think it is time to have a blog candy give-away! And since this next weekend is Halloween, my candy is "Just Treats"! As you know, I love embellishments on my cards and I am sharing some of these goodies with you!
For your chance to win, this "Just Treats" blog candy, all you have to do is leave me a comment on any post this week. I know there are alot of people that leave comments on facebook instead of my actual blog. And I love that too. However, for your chance to win the candy, I am going to ask that you leave your comment on my actual blog. This will help me to keep track of the entries. It is not hard to do this. You just have to set up a free google account before you can leave your comment. If you would like to double your chances of winning, become a follower. Sign up for this on the right side of by blog or if you are on facebook and would prefer to follow me there, you can sign up on Networked Blogs through facebook. Either way is fine. The people that are already followers will automatically be entered a second time when they leave me their comment. One last thing, make sure I have your email so I can contact you if you win! Deadline is Saturday, October 31 at Midnight Central time! I will throw all the names in a hat and get my hubby to draw a name and I will announce the winner on Monday, the 1st!
Now, let's get to today's card. Yes, it has a witch on it. I gave the hint with my title. The layout is one I have done before and is a fun one to show off coordinating papers. Here it is ... enjoy!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Hello! Welcome to another Texas Tues-Step day! My Texas card today is pretty simple. I went with Deadbeat Design's big 'ole TEXAS word stamp, embossed it and combined it with some pretty papers, some pearls, a ribbon, and a little boot charm and it was done. I love the way it came out! Here it is. Enjoy!
Friday, October 15, 2010
Hello! I had hoped to get back to my stamp shack this week to make you another couple of Halloween cards, but that has not happened. So for today's card, I want to show you the birthday card that was made and given to a friend last week. It might not be the exact fall or Halloween colors, but it pretty! I hope you enjoy it!
|My mom, Dorothy, on her 95th birthday!|
Posted by Tina at 9:15 AM
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Yes, today's card is made for my mom's birthday, which is today. Let me warn you right now, it is not in fall colors! Her favorite color is PINK and that is what she is gonna get. I didn't have a particular sketch in mind, so I decided to go with the current Mojo Monday sketch. I think it came out great. I do have to tell you a quick story before I get to my card. Last week, when I went to visit my mom at the nursing home, I decided to take in a box of my cards I've made to show her just for something different to talk about. Anyway, she liked all of them but when she came to the one that had the sentiment on it that says "To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world", she started crying and saying how that was such a lovely sentiment. I decided right then I would stamp that sentiment on her card. You have seen it used on my cards a few times and this will be another time. Thanks for letting me share my sweet mom story. Let me show you my card And the sketch. Enjoy!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Hello! I am a little late in posting my card today because of a mishap in my stamp room last night. I will tell you all about that after I show you my card. I saw the challenge on the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge blog was to make a card for BFF ...Buttons, Flowers and Friendship. My first thought was, would would it be possible since I am doing Halloween? And then I thought about the witch stamp I own from My Favorite Things. When I got the stamp out and realized one of the sentiments said ghoulfriends, I did a little woo hoo and got to creating. Let me show you my finished card. I really love the end result! Enjoy!
Now let me share my mishap! You see, I was working on today's card and I had got the front done and was just adding my inside sentiment. When I finished doing that, I realized the black stamp pad was left open on my desk. My first thought was that could have been bad. And then I looked at the front of my card... OMG black ink all other the bottom and especially on my main white panel! Well, I almost cried. It is so unusual for that to happen for me. I am usually great about making sure to cover my inks so that does not happen. But it was getting late and I was hurrying! My main panel was the part I just didn't see redoing as I had paper pieced and colored. There was also ink on the purple background on the left side of the card and a little on the orange panel. Just to let you know the layout I was going with before this happened was like the card I did here. So, I switched sides on everything to cover the ink, but had to create a new orange panel. I couldn't figure out any way to cover all the ink at the bottom of my main panel without cutting it off and that is what I did! I added a black ribbon at the bottom to hide where the cut off was. And my flowers covered the rest! So, that redo took another hour. But, like I said earlier, I really do love the finished card. What do you think?
Paper - Orange and Purple from $1 pack from Target dollar bin, Halloween text paper from old stash, Cardstock White, Black
Stamps - My Favorite Things
Ink - Versafine Black, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol
Tools - Rectangle Scalloped Nestiblities (I had to cut off and tape it to make it smaller when I had to cut my white panel)
Other - Black grossgrain ribbon unknown, Flowers by Prima, Button, White Thread by The Cat's Pajamas, Orange Dot Sparklers by Stampendous
I will have another card for you tomorrow. See you then!
Posted by Tina at 10:23 AM
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Paper - Bella Blvd. One Fall Day Line called "Just Leafy", Cardstock White, Orange, Olive
Stamps - DeNami Designs
Ink - Versafine Black, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Black Tombow Marker (for indiv. pumpkin)
Tools - Classic Circles & Blossom Nestibilities, Sizzix Polka Dots embossing folder, Marvy corner rounder punch
Other - Button, Ribbon, Rhinestones from Hero Arts, Linen Thread from The Cat's Pajamas
Don't forget there are two gift certificates that YOU could win! All you have to do is leave comments on the blogs along the way and your name might be randomly drawn! How easy and fun is that? You have until Monday night at 11:59 p.m. PST to leave comments!
Now let me get you on your way. Your next stop is Laurie Chilton.
Thanks for visiting. I hope you will come back to visit soon!
Posted by Tina at 9:00 AM
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Hello! I just wanted to pop in and remind you of DeNami's blog hop tomorrow. It all starts on Sunday, at 8 a.m. PST. This is my first blog hop to participate in and I am pretty excited about it. My card is all made and ready to show you and the other hoppers!
As in other blog hops, there are prizes to be won! For a chance to win one of two $20 gift certificates, all you need to do is leave a comment on the participating blogs (like mine!) by midnight on Monday.
Posted by Tina at 9:00 AM
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Card 1 - This is just about my least favorite. But at least I did use a Verve stamp on this one. Very simple. Maybe that is why I don't particularly like it, you think?
Paper - Die Cuts With A View Cafe Mediterranean Matstack, Cardstock White, Turquoise, Brown
Stamps - Flower by Verve Fancy Florals Remixed, Autumn by Hero Arts
Ink - Marvy Matchables Brown, Turquoise
Other - Ribbon by Creative Impressions, Brad by Queen & Co., Pearls by Queen & Co.
Card 3 -
For this one, I went with an old stamping technique. Glossy paper, solid stamp, & markers. Basically, I made my own background paper, something I did every day before I started using all the pre-printed papers. My sentiment is Verve, and even though it says nothing "fallish", I think it works for fall. Because, without God, there would be no fall leaves. The little maple leaf on my accent is punched out and then diamond glaze was added. Now, I have to tell you about my happy mistake. While the diamond glaze was drying, I accidentally layed something on top and so it ended up with a small dent after it dried. Instead of making another, I added cracks to the whole thing. And then I went over it with a black Marvy matchable pad, and used a napkin to pull off the black. It left the black in the cracks on the leaf. The end result worked out for the best, and that is what I call a happy mistake!
Paper - Orange Dot is from Hanko and is a type of Japenese Washi paper from my ex-stores class stash, Cardstock Ochre, Black, Kromecoat Glossy White from JudiKins
Stamps - Leaf by The Stamp in the Hand, Sentiment by Verve
Ink - Tombow Markers, Versafine Black, Marvy Matchable Black (for leaf cracks)
Tools - Maple Punch by Punch Bunch
Other - Ribbon by Stampin' Up, Baubles by Stamping Bella
Card 4 -
This is my favorite of all five! I think I will be repeating this one, in fact, I think this might have to be one of my Thanksgiving cards I will make more of to send out. It it very simple, but yet with the added elements, it doesn't appear as simple as it is. My favorite kind of sketch! When I stamped the leaf flourish on the white panel, I thought it needed just a little added something, so I went back and added tiny stickers from Stampendous. And then, at the end, when I chose the bright orange ribbon, I thought that I should have picked out a brighter orange cardstock, so to brighten up the orange I did use, I added those tiny stickers again to the circle accent piece. If I was making several of these, I might pick out brighter cardstock in the beginning to match my ribbon,so I could leave this last (kinda tedious) step out!
Paper - Bella Blvd. One Fall Day Line called "Just Leafy", Cardstock White, Green, Orange
Stamps - Sentiment by Verve, Leaf Flourish by Hero Arts
Ink - Versafine Spanish Moss, Marvy Matchable Brown
Tools - Classic Circle Nestiblities (sent thru machine at the same time to create the circle accent piece, EK Success Scalloped border punch
Other - Ribbon by Unknown, Green Pearls by Queen & Co., Orange Dot Spaklers by Stampendous
Posted by Tina at 9:25 AM
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Today's post is kinda like a show and tell. You see today my hubby & I went to Canton and I found a couple of items that will go into my "stamp shack" and I wanted to show you. Hence the title - Find & Share! The first is this chest with 6 slim drawers that I think will be perfect to separate and hold my 12 x12 scrapbook papers. Or it that dosen't work, it could also hold stamps, but as of now, I am thinking paper, maybe separated by color or theme. Any ideas? The chest was marked $25 and I asked if they would go lower and I was told $15 and I said "sold"!
Posted by Tina at 6:00 AM
Friday, October 1, 2010
Today is October 1st so I have decided I should switch gears and start giving you Fall, Thanksgiving, and Halloween creations! You see in past years, when I didn't have a blog, I would come up with one card idea for Halloween and one card idea for Thanksgiving and I would make as many cards as needed of each. But, since I now have this blog that I make cards for four to five times a week, I figure I can use those cards for the two holidays. Now, it is true I might have to make more than one card each especially for Halloween since it is only a few weeks away. But at least I won't be having to make 20 of one...yea! I do have to say, I might have to throw in a few non fall cards. Like for the Texas Tues-Step cards or for a birthday card I might make for someone, but other than that I will do my best to give you lots of fall ideas! Are you worried, that you won't see any more flowers? Well, you might see some fall flowers! Now, let me show you my first fall card. Enjoy!