Friday, September 25, 2009

Playing Post-vacation Catch-up

Here I am, sitting here at the computer, with my chai tea, reading the blogs I have been following, and enjoying the gloomy, misty day. It's fall! I like fall. Fall is when we take a vacation. Now you have to understand that vacation is a broad term for us--it may mean a missions trip, a camping trip, or a trip to Grand Junction to get apples. It might even mean taking time off to do a project around home. But this time we ventured out to Yellowstone and the Tetons. It was cold at night (we were prepared with a heater for our tent) but the days were gorgeous, until the last day there. It was cloudy, rainy, blustery...but the "moods" of the Grand Teton on that day were spectacular!

Anyway, I have several challenges to get caught up on, and I did two yesterday.

This card is totally different from anything I have ever made...but I sure do like it! I started by planning for the CAS31 "pop it up" challenge using dimensionals. The pumpkin inchies are popped up. But it also fits CAS 30 because I took those images off of a card I made years ago in a workshop and this works as a "remake". Then there have been two challenges for "bling" or "sparkle" that fit the use of heat and stick powder with glitter (CAS21 and CAS27). I used a 1 inch punch for the inchies and a MS border punch so that fits CAS07 to use punches. Have I missed any?
The paper is SU Kraft, black and mustard DP. The orange dot is CM. I used Black hemp for the cord.

This card is for this week's CAS33 sketch layout. Again, I used an image from an old workshop card that was done with the technique where you put drops of reinker on a baby wipe and use that for a "stamp pad". The pear was done with green galore, tempting turquoise, and yoyo yellow inks. I just cut the image out to make this card.

The card is crushed curry, and I used turquoise and white cs and a turquoise dp that matched. There are two layers of dimensionals...under the box and under the pear. The picture doesn't do the sentiment is really much clearer IRL.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Stamping at the Fair

A While back I participated in our county fair "action corners". That is where various different individuals/groups come for a block of time the first weekend of fair to demonstrate various activities and crafts to fair visitors. People are there quilting, spinning, knitting, doing model railroading, gardening...and on and on. I was there to stamp. I made a bunch of cards, and with some of them I got a bit distracted talking to people while I stamped. Those cards have a few problems LOL! But some came out pretty nice. I thought I would share a few with you. They are all fairly simple cards.

Paper: Kraft, Tangerine Tango, White
Ink: Basic Brown
Ribbon: Tangerine Tango stripe grosgrain
Stamps: Various wildflower silhouettes from Hero Arts and Rubber Stampede, All Year Cheer

Paper: White, Cameo Coral, DSP in celery
Ink: Celery, Coral
Ribbon: Coral
Stamps: In Full Bloom, Wonderful Words
Accessories: Dimensionals

Paper: White, Riding Hood Red, DSP in Mustard
Ink: Basic Brown
Ribbon: Mustard
Stamps: For a Friend
Accessories: Dimensionals, Rhinestone, Colored Pencil