Thursday, September 10, 2015

Woo Hoo!

Awesome! My card was a Top 3 Pick for the challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary! What a nice surprise during this chaotic week! 

In case you missed it, here's all the details for the card. Have a "stamptastic" day!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Sketch Challenge 10

Happy Tuesday! I hope you enjoyed your three day weekend like I did. I was happy to have my little one home from school those three days, even though he still woke up just as early as if he had school, I enjoyed just having time with him throughout the days. I wanted to create a card for a sweet and funny gal in my downline who is celebrating her 4 year anniversary as a demonstrator. Woo Hoo Lisa!! I decided to use this sketch challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary as the jumping off point.

When I saw the scattered shapes I knew I wanted to use the little spider from the new Howl-O-Ween stamp set. They too, wanted to send congratulations to Lisa on her stamping anniversary. I used the "Woo-Hoo" stamp from the Bravo set and created a tone on tone feel with Crumb Cake ink and card stock. Using Gold Glimmer paper and the Confetti Stars Punch, I added bling to my witch's hat and a few of the spiders. Gotta add glitz for Lisa after all! *smiles* Happy Stamping!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Creation Station Blog Hop - "Getting 'Baggy' With It"

Happy September Sunday! I think Mother Nature missed the memo that September weather was not supposed to be the same as mid-July 90 degree days. Blah! It's been so hot here this past week and it's supposed to continue for a little bit yet. I'd take a regular 75 degree September day right about now. We are full into corn chopping, so these hot, hot days make that task much, much harder. 

For this blog hop round our options were -  
  • Use any single stamps
  • Highlight the use of our bags (cello or paper)

Do I dare declare that I don't own any of our single stamps? Nope, not a one. So I knew I would be going with curtain number 2 and highlighting the use of our cello bags. Actually just one cello bag in two different ways!

I took one of our fabulous and super cute 1" x 8" Cello Bags and cut it in half.

With the first half, I put a few little candies inside and tied off each end with our Rich Razzleberry Cotton Ribbon. I just received the new stamp set, Howl-O-Ween so I thought it would be cute to have the owl actually holding onto this little bag of treats. What a cute and easy way to present a little treat to someone!

With the other half of the cello bag, I slit it completely open. (Think of butterflying a chicken breast.) Then I accordion folded it and came up with this cute little half rosette. I attached it to the back of the skull from the same Howl-O-Ween set and made this cute little 3" x 3" card with it. I think the cello 'softens' this card a bit. 

Here it is from the side to give a better view. The 2 1/2" Basic Black circle is textured using the Chevron Embossing Folder. I'm so HAPPY that this stamp set has coordinating framelits with it! Woo Hoo!

So here you go. One little cello bag and two different uses. Did I mention there is only 54 days until Halloween? Lots more owls I need to make! Thanks for stopping by today! Depending on where you started on this blog hop, you can go back and revisit Dena's mad stamping skills or you can hop along to see what creative genious Martha has to share with you today!