Thursday, October 19, 2017

Four For Falliday



I may be a bit behind, but I will catch up. Falliday is challenging... but oh so fun! I hope you're playing along. If you have no idea what I'm talking about - and you love making cards - then you really should check it out on SCS. I'm jus' sayin'!

AND... tomorrow is my day to host one of the challenges. YAY!!! I've been looking forward to this day for so long... so come back tomorrow, see the theme I chose and the cards I made for it. And of course, play along!

Speaking of which, since I'm a Falliday host tomorrow my Joy Report and 50 Truths Challenge will be on my blog on Saturday this week instead of Friday.

Now, for today's four.

Falliday Challenge #18
All the Feels

Rebecca loves felt/wool so she challenged us to add felt to our cards/projects. This particular challenge also coordinates with the third Falliday Card Drive - which is for Forgotten 4 Paws so we were encouraged to use dogs, cats, or other animals on our cards.






Falliday Challenge #19
I'll Drink to That

Kathy challenged us to make a card that features a beverage of fall. Of course the beverage on my card HAS to be pumpkin spice.






Falliday Challenge #20
Fall Splendor

Holly challenged us to make a card using the beautiful colors of autumn, but WITHOUT using white or vanilla on our cards. I'm sure glad she didn't say we couldn't use Kraft paper.







Falliday Challenge #21
Home for the Holidays

Joanna challenged us to decorate a house, window, or door for the holidays on our card.





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Supplies Used on the Card for Falliday Challenge #18

Image: Sizzix Dog Talk stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers 
Dies: My Favorite Things Tall Grassy Edge and Sizzix Oval 

Embossing Folder: Darice Cloud
Papers: Recollections White and SU Blue Bayou and Garden Green CS 
Embellishments: Pebbles Felt Cloud and Stampin' UP! Ribbon

Supplies Used on the Card for Falliday Challenge #19

Stamp: La La Land Coffee Break Marci stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers
Papers: Recollections White, Stampin' UP! Soft Suede and Rust (from an unknown vendor) CS and Colorbok Burgundy Crackle DP
Embellishments: Oriental Trading Brad and Ribbon from an unknown vendor

Supplies Used on the Card for Falliday Challenge #20

Stamp: Unity Thank You  Thank You Thank You stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Sentiment: Sugar Pea Designs Bountiful Blessings stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Papers: Recollections Kraft and Stampin' UP! Pumpkin Pie CS and DP from my scrap file
Embellishment: Washi Tape from unknown vendors

Supplies Used on the Card for Falliday Challenge #21

Dies: Poppy Stamps Grand Madison Window and Grand Flower Box
Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz Bricked Off

Papers: Recollections Black and White CS, AMuse Studio Clouds DP and other paper from my scrap file
EmbellishmentHobby Lobby Holly and Michael's Rhinestones

Teacups and Flowers


One of the things I really like about the Unidentified Image swap group is the idea that I get to create cards with images I might never have purchased on my own and in the process I discover how very adorable they are. That is the case this time. Paola, our current hostess, selected this Whipper Snapper stamp for us to use. I own a lot - A LOT - of Whipper Snapper stamps... but this is not one I own. But isn't she just so cute?!?! Her name is Heather.

Thank you, Paola! I enjoyed making this card. I hope you like it.







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Supplies Used

Image (provided by Paola): Whipper Snapper Heather - I colored it with my Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Powder Pink and Wild Wasabi CS and Pebbles Happy Day and Recollections Garden Florals DP

Embellishments: Stickles and Washi Tape from an unknown vendor

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Ready Set Go - But Don't Color Between the Lines


NOTE: This is my second blog post this morning. If you're here to see the Craftaholics R Us post, please keep scrolling. It is the one after this one.


I am the one who got to choose the theme for this month's Ready, Set, Go challenge. Kelly and Barb were such good sports. They had a few questions about what exactly I meant, but then they embraced my challenge and I'm sure they have FABULOUS cards for us to see. So please be sure to go to their blogs, too - Kelly's blog can be found HERE and Barb's blog can be found HERE.

This is the challenge I gave us...

No Coloring Between the Lines Challenge

We were to choose an image we normally WOULD color. (In other words, not a sentiment or multi-layer stamp that lays down the color for us.)

... BUT we couldn't color between the lines!

Instead, we were to think of a creative way to use that image on our cards WITHOUT COLORING BETWEEN THE LINES.

Ready? Set! Go!!! 
(Oh... and we were to be sure to have fun!!!)





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Supplies Used

Stamps: Stampin' UP! Gorgeous Grunge and Unity No Words Bloom

Ink: Brilliance Sunflower Yellow, Gina K Onyx Black, and Memento Lady Bug and Potters Clay

Papers: Recollections Black and White CS and AMuse Studio DP

Embellishment: Heart-Shaped Brad from an unknown vendor
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Love You to the Moon...


                ... and bat!

I had so much fun making this card and it was easy-peasy. I had the scrap of DP with the fun moon and two little bats and I thought to myself - that would look really fabulous on a card.

And with that thought, a card was born.












so check this out...


October 18 - 24
Theme: Anything Goes

I hope you'll participate!


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Supplies Used

Stamp Set: Sugar Pea Designs Fangtastic stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections White and Stampin' UP! Indigo Island and Tranquil Tide CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishment: Ribbon from an unknown vendor
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Something New with Falliday + 4 More



On Tuesdays I like to have a "Try Something New" post on my blog. Today is no exception. However, I'm also busy with Falliday, so I'm going to show you four additional Falliday cards, too.







Falliday Challenge #13
Block Party

Ceal challenged us to use our acrylic blocks to make the background on our card. I'll admit, when I first read her instructions I thought there was no way that could work. But it did. And since I've never tried this technique, it sounds as "Try Something New."





Falliday Challenge #14
Score One for Christmas

Chris challenged us to use "scored  lines" on a Christmas-themed card for this challenge.



Th score lines barely show up in the photos, but they are there:





Falliday Challenge #15
Put Me In, Coach!

Kyra challenged us to make a baseball-themed card. She loves sports - especially baseball. I am not a sports fan. Shhhh! Don't tell. So I went with neutral colors in hopes of not spotlighting any particular team. LOL!








Falliday Challenge #16
Textures of Fall

Misti challenged us to add texture to our fall/autumn cards. I did that by using an embossing folder to give depth/texture to my background. I also added a touch of ink to make the design more obvious.






Falliday Challenge #17
Christmas Around the World


Teresa challenged us to spread Christmas love around the world by using travel/world/globe types of things on our cards.

Oh what a fun theme! I love Christmas! And I love traveling the world so globes, maps, etc. are some of my favorite stamping supplies.






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Supplies Used on the Card for Falliday Challenge #13

Stamp Set: Taylored Expressions A Winter View stamped with Gina K Onyx Black Ink 
Papers: Recollections Black and White and Stampin' UP! More Mustard CS

Block Technique: Acrylic Block and Tim Holtz Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink
Embellishments: CC Designs Enamel Dots

Supplies Used on the Card for Falliday Challenge #14

Image: Hero Arts Antique Poinsettia stamped with Memento Cottage Ivy Ink and colored with Copic Markers and Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers
Sentiment: from an unknown vendor and punched with EK Success Tag Punch
Papers: Recollections Green and White and SU Crushed Curry CS 
Embellishments: Stampin' UP! Gold Cord 

Supplies Used on the Card for Falliday Challenge #15

Stamp Set: Victorine Originals Baseball Set stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers
Papers: Recollections Black, Kraft, and White CS 
Embellishments: Brads from an unknown vendor

Supplies Used on the Card for Falliday Challenge #16

Stamp: CC Designs Scarecrow Henry stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Sentiment: Hampton Arts stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Autumn Type 
Ink (for distressing): Memento Desert Sand Ink
Papers: Recollections Brown and Kraft, Staples Ivory, and Stampin' UP! Pumpkin Pie CS
Embellishment: Recollections Rhinestone

Supplies Used on the Card for Falliday Challenge #17

Stamp: Stampin' UP! (World and Merry Christmas) and My Sentiments Exactly (Joy to the World) stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers
Embossing Folder: Echo Park World
Papers: Recollections Green and Shimmer White and Stampin' UP! Metallic Copper and Silver CS
Embellishment: Stampin' UP! Cord and Ribbon

Monday, October 16, 2017

Frantic Stamper Sassy Christmas


Don't you just love sassy sentiments for cards? I know I do. It's  sure to bring a smile to someone's face when they receive a humorous card. And the world needs more smiles. ;)

There's a GREAT new stamp set at Frantic Stamper that has a variety of humorous/sassy sentiments on it. It's appropriately called Sassy Christmas (#FRA-CL-086) and can be found HERE.

Today I'm going to show you three cards I made with sentiments from this set.

















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Supply List - All Cards

Frantic Stamper Stamp Set: Sassy Christmas #FRA-CL-086

Supplies Used on First Card

Papers: Recollections Red and Shimmer and Stampin' UP! Metallic Gold CS
Embellishments: Oriental Trading Washi Tape and Your Next Stamp Gum Drop

Supplies Used on Second Card

Papers: Recollections Red and White and Stampin' UP! Garden Green CS and DP from the Recollections Stocking Stuffer Paper Pad
Embellishments: Brads from unknown vendors

Supplies Used on Third Card

Stamp: Delta Santa Collage stamped with Memento London Fog Ink
Papers: Recollections Black and White and Stampin' UP! Metallic Silver CS and DP from the Recollections Stocking Stuffer Paper Pad
Embellishment: Brads from an unknown vendor

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Some Halloween Fun


It's time to Duel... and I'm ready. This month the Dueling Darlings are hosted by Terry L (Dazzlers) and Tami (Divas). They have a bit of Halloween Fun in store for the Dueling Darlings. How appropriate since Halloween is almost here.

Terry sent a great kit to the Dazzlers (I'm sure Tami sent a great kit, too, but I'm a Dazzler so I don't know what Tami's kit had in it).

Terry's Kit included:

Image - Stampin' UP! Halloween Smiles stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (I colored it with Copic Markers)

DP Papers - Paper Studio Halloween Words and Pumpkins from an unknown vendor

CS Papers: Stampin' UP! Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Pie

Embellishments: Enamel Dots from SU and Paper Studio, Gemstones from Paper Studio, and Ribbons from Terry's stash

THANK YOU, Terry! 




I didn't have to use a thing of my own to make this card - Terry provided it all. To make that happen, the "white" piece on the inside of my card is actually the backside of the pumpkin DP. It worked. ;)

Be sure to head over to the other Dueling Darling Blogs to see what they've made - you'll find links to both the Dazzlers and the Divas in my left side bar.

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