Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Too Much Pie? Never!

So I lied...I have one MORE "one more" fall card :)  I couldn't resist, I had to use this sentiment stamp from October's Paper Pumpkin kit:


So THIS is now the card I'll give to the hubs' aunt and uncle for hosting us tomorrow.  I'm in charge of the desserts (how'd that happen?) so today's task is to make pumpkin praline pie, apple pie, and pecan pie.  I already made Mississippi mud and sweet potato casserole yesterday.

I used the current Cupcake Inspirations challenge to make my pie-themed card:


Cute cupcakes, right?  And I used the sketch from Fab Friday:


And I stuck pretty well to BOTH challenges, yay me!  Well, I've got the hubs peeling potatoes right now to make a roast for dinner tonight so I guess I'd better get in the kitchen and get started on those pies :)  Happy Thanksgiving, peeps!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Fall Fest, My Paper Pumpkin October 2014 kit, Perfectly Preserved (retired)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, retired So Saffron DSP (yay for using up scraps)
Accessories:  Fall Fun & Cannery Framelits, hexagon punch, Argyle embossing folder, Regals Candy Dots, Dimensionals

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Nachos: One Last Fall Card

Happy Tuesday, Nacho fans!  This week, Nacho Average Challenges brings you a fabulous sketch:


Sub in any shape for the flowers on the sketch and the possibilities are endless!  Of course, I had to make one last fall card:


Yep, love those leaves!  This card is even already out in the mail.  For some reason lately, I've really been drawn to the dark card bases like this Night of Navy.  I line the inside with white or vanilla cardstock so I can write on it, though.  So since Thanksgiving is this Thursday, that means it's just about time to start with the winter and Christmas cards.  So how cool (haha, punny) would this sketch look with snowflakes or Christmas ornaments?  I think you should find out :)

Go by the Nacho blog to see other stampy inspiration and then take some time out from Turkey Day prep to make your own card.  Cheers, peeps!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  For All Thinks
Ink:  Hello Honey, Cajun Craze
Paper:  Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Flowerpot DSP
Accessories:  Hexagon punch, Dimensionals

Monday, November 24, 2014

Good Thoughts this Monday Morning

Mornin', folks!  Hope your day is off to a good start :)  I've already been in my craft room and made today's card and then this afternoon I'll be doing some baking, so that's a good day in my book.


Thought we'd switch it up from fall leaves today and it's been a long time since I made a card with Too Kind.  I love the current sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:


I had a few ideas for using this sketch so I could probably make several more cards and they'd all be different, but today's card just falls into the Quick & Cute category I think.  And I can always use more Thinking of You cards.

Well, my tea is almost gone so that means I need to get up and start working on some other items of my to-do list today.  Hope you have a great Monday!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Too Kind
Ink:  Wild Wasabi, Hello Honey, Crisp Cantaloupe
Paper:  Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Lullaby DSP
Accessories:  corner rounder punch, Regals Candy Dots

Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Flashback: French Filigree

Felicitations on this fine Friday!  And welcome to this week's Friday Flashback, featuring the background stamp French Filigree.  That's a lot of F's :)  But no failing grades today, just some cards!  So let's visit the archives for some French Filigree artwork.

Also features Falling Leaves & All Holidays
This was my little brother's birthday card one year.  You knew that I was only going to go without leaves for one day :)

Also features Fabulous Flowers
 This one was created when Fabulous Flowers was the featured Friday Flashback stamp set.

Also features Medallion & Occasional Quotes
And here's a birthday card for my hubs from a few years ago.

Also features Well Scripted & My Matryoshka
When we went to Russia, we looked long and hard at the matryoshka dolls and would have loved to buy them, but all the really pretty ones were SUPER expensive so we didn't do it.

Also features Sage Advice & Hearts a Flutter

And there's another former Friday Flashback card.  But now it's time for today's all-new creation:


Hubs' aunt and uncle are hosting us for a big Thanksgiving hooferah next week, so I thought it would be nice to make a card for them.  I used the color challenge from Create with Connie and Mary:


I admit, I was not at all sure about Tangelo Twist on my card...it's just so BRIGHT.  But I think it works because there's so much Hello Honey on there.  I also used the sketch from Just Add Ink:


Easy peasy!  I cut a piece of Hello Honey cardstock to 3 3/8" by 5", stamped it, and then cut it into three strips that were 1 1/8" wide for my background pieces.  Then I pulled out some other wonderful retired stamp sets for the sentiment and leaves, and bing bang boom my card was done.  Which is good, because now I can tackle some other items on my to-do list :)

Cheers, peeps!

Supplies, last card only:
Stamps:  French Filigree, Day of Gratitude, Curly Cute (all retired)
Ink:  Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist
Paper:  Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist, Whisper White
Accessories:  Dimensionals

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Floral Birthday Wishes

Much as I love fall (and I really, really do), a stamper cannot live on leaves alone.  So today we're mixing it up a bit with some flowers.


I used the Flower Fair Framelits to cut out some Pink Pirouette blossoms, and then stamped on them with Strawberry Slush ink and added a Night of Navy Candy Dot in the flower center for good measure.  I even decorated the inside:


No Candy Dot there though, I didn't want the texture to warp the card front when it gets mailed.

I used the beautiful color palette provided by the Color Throwdown:


Nice to have a little break from all the fall and Christmas color combinations lately, and that hat is super-duper cute.  I don't even wear hats and I kinda want one.  A friend of mine was crocheting a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hat yesterday (it has the face mask with eye holes!!!) and I kinda wanted one of those too, but the hubs would definitely pretend he didn't know me when we were out in public if I wore one of those.

Anyway, I also used the Pals Paper Arts sketch:


Just a little bit tweaked on my card.  I think you can still see all the elements of the sketch, though.

That's it for me tonight, peeps.  The hubs and I are going to catch up on Agents of SHIELD!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Flower Patch, Four You
Ink:  Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzazz, Night of Navy
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Accessories:  Delicate Dots EF, Flower Fair Framelits, Regals Candy Dots, hexagon punch, Dimensionals

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Holding On to Fall, Y'all

I've started hearing Christmas music on the radio and Santa is appearing in commercials all over TV, but I am still holding on to my fall leaves and colors for at least one more week.  There is more to fall than pumpkin spice lattes so I'm not gonna let Christmas encroach on Thanksgiving.


So more leaves!  And more For All Things because I love that stamp set.  I used the sketch from As You See It:


And the colors are a slightly tweaked version of the challenge at ColourQ:


I used Cajun Craze and Coastal Cabana instead of Dusty Durango and Cool Caribbean just to keep everything SU-current.  But they're very similar colors anyway.

Time for me to get moving for the day, got a busy day ahead.  Cheers, peeps!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  For All Things, Merry Everything
Ink:  Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Coastal Cabana
Paper:  Early Espresso, Whisper White, Color Me Autumn & Coastal Cabana DSP
Accessories:  Banner & Labels Framelits, banner punch, Brights Candy Dots, Dimensionals

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Nachos: Choose Happiness

Good morning!  I admit, I meant to type up this post last night but I was so pooped I just forgot.  Oops.  But here I am this morning with a Nacho-riffic color combination:


It's perfect for a Christmas card, right?  So, of course, that's what I DIDN'T do.


This was a bit of an experiment and sadly I think it was less than successful.  I used three embossing powders:  gold, Wild Wasabi (which is a Dynamic Duo with Garden Green so it counts), and Cherry Cobbler on Early Espresso cardstock.  I wanted to use something like the retired French Foliage but I was trying to use only current stuff...I think the flower stamp (the red EP) is a little too abstract to tell what it is easily on this card, and the Wild Wasabi EP ended up being much lighter and in-yo-face than I expected.  Still, don't let this put you off trying this color combo since I'm sure you can do something prettier with it!

Check out the Nacho blog for some beautiful stampy inspiration (and notice that I was the only one contrary enough to try to do something not Christmasy!) and then go forth and stamp!  Cheers!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Choose Happiness, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink:  Versamark, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Paper:  Garden Green, Brushed Gold, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Gold, Cherry Cobbler & Wild Wasabi EP, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Bracket Label punch, Dimensionals