September 29, 2009

September GSS #4

Ok this is the last project I have for you from my entries in the September GSS. I guess I was on a roll but I have to admit that this is my favorite time of year and was so enjoying making all these projects.

I made more of this card to send to my family for Halloween. Again I just don't have the time to be making all of their cards different.

I wish that when I was making this card the orange zest cardstock was available so I had to settle for some Bazzill Basics. I used the Spooky Treats I & II set and the moon was a circle stamp from the Around and About set where I used a Stardust Gelly Roll pen in clear to add a little sparkle. I also used some true black and kraft cardstock.

I'm so glad you stopped by to check out my projects. I'll have some more to share with you soon.

September 28, 2009

September GSS #3

Today I'm sharing two more projects I entered in the September GSS. For the first card I made a few of them to send to family members to welcome in the Autumn season.

I love the Autumn Abundance paper pack. I like the fact that it can be used for fall projects or everyday projects. For this card I used the pumpkins and swirls from the Fall Elegances stamp set. You'll probably notice this card looks familiar. Well it's the same design I used for last months Blog Hop. I just changed the background papers. I also used Nichole's envelope liner template to line some kraft envelopes with the plaid paper.

For the second card I made more of these to send to my family for Thanksgiving. Unfortunately I don't have time to make every card different.

Again I used paper from the Autumn Abundance pack combined with some bitty box paper in dark chocolate and summer sunrise. For the focal image, I used some lace, punched out some circles and the stamps are also from the Fall Elegance set.

Stay tuned tomorrow when I'll have one last project from the GSS contest.

September 27, 2009

September GSS #2

Here's another entry from the September GSS.

Unfortunatley when I made this project PTI has not released the orange zest color collection. So I had to use some Bazzill Basics cardstock. I did not fold down the top of the Pack a Picnic template cause the pumpkin face won't look right. I had to make the handle a bit longer as well. I used a Martha Stewart border punch on true black cardstock. This project came together really fast.

Stop back tomorrow when I'll share a couple more porjects I entered in the GSS.
Enjoy your Sunday!

September 26, 2009

September GSS

I was so tickled that Nichole chose one of my entries from the Septemeber GSS as an Honorable Mention.

I always print out all the Timeless Templates that I purchase onto cheap cardstock and cut them out. I do this for two reasons, one cause my printer doesn't seem to print some of the templates correct and two if I want to use a dark paper I can trace the template on to it as in this case. I used true black cardstock, traced the template on to it and cut it out. I them stamped the spider web in fresh snow and assembled the template. I used the smaller Pack a Picnic for this project. As Nichole mentioned, I didn't fold down the top piece to give me more height. The tag was made from new leaf, plum pudding and kraft cardstock. I added some orange glitter and rhinestones to add a little sparkle.

For the money holder I used a piece of kraft cardstock and stamped a bunch of sentiments from both Spooky Treats I & II. I then folded it about 3/4 of the way up and stitched on both sides and added some fresh snow on to the edges. I added a trick or treat tag and ribbon to finish it off. For the glassine bag I repeated the spider web stamping it in true black. I added some orange glitter to the tag and stapled the top shut.

Tomorrow I'll share another project or two that I entered in the GSS contest. Thanks for stopping in.

September 13, 2009

With Sympathy

I just love the Autumn Abundance patterned paper by PTI. I like the fact that the different designs can be used not only for autumn but everyday projects.

Here's a sympathy card I made with the leave pattern along with the bitty box paper in dark chocolate. I used Nestabilities Labels One on the rustic cream cardstock and cut it in half, the sentiment is from the Mega Mixed Messages stamped in dark chocolate. I crimped a strip of summer sunrise to hide any seams and added a pearl on either side of the sentiment.

Well it's Sunday evening and it's time to go relax a bit to get ready for the work week. Have a good evening and thanks for stopping in.

September 12, 2009

Celebrate Just because

Here are a couple of cards I made today. The layout is the same, I just changed out the colors. I got this idea from a project that Lauren Meador did awhile back. I think it was on one of her Timeless Templates. I've been enjoying making my own patterened paper and PTI stamps makes it so easy to do.

I stamped the gridline from Guidelines One set on an angle in summer sunrise. The flowers are from the Around and About set stamped in fresh snow and summer sunrise. I used a white Gelly Roll pen for the middle of the small flowers. Here's a close up.

I used the Cuttlebug swiss dots at the bottom of the spring moss cardstock and added a couple of scor lines. The sentiment is from Damask Designs.

For my second card I used sweet blush cardstock and ink for the small flowers and fresh snow for the large ones. The sentiment is stamped in hibiscus burst. I'm not sure yet if I like the new inks from PTI. This is my first time working with them.

Well I'm going to get back to be crafty. Thanks for stopping by today.

September 9, 2009

Best Wishes

Wow, today is 9/9/09, we won't see that again in our lifetime.

Well here's another take on the same layout I did yesterday. I changed out the colors and used your basic black and white. I changed the border punch from scalloped to a sunburst. The focal image is made using the same technique and supplies. The sentiment was changed, I thought this might be nice for a wedding or anniversary card. I did add black rhinestones to some of the ends of the flourish to jazz it up a bit. What a difference just by changing the colors. Thanks for stopping in today and hopefully I won't go so long in between posts.

September 8, 2009

thanks so much

You may remember a card that looked similar to this that I entered in the August GSS. I just loved the layout and look of the card and decided to make a few more using that same layout.

For this card I used berry sorbet as the accent color. I stamped the large fancy flourish in fresh snow onto a kraft card base and inked up around all the edges. Then I cut a piece of bitty dots paper, scalloped the bottom and sewed a straight and zigzag stitch at the top and adhered it to bottom on the card after I inked up all the edges. For the focal image, the top layer is some lace that I gathered to resemble a flower and attached a button in the center. The second layer is a piece of In Bloom paper cut in a circle. For the third layer I stamped background basics text style on white cardstock and cut it out using my nesties scalloped circle. For the sentiment, I just cut a "V" at the end of a piece of white cardstock and stamped the sentiment from the mega mixed messages set in berry sorbet.

After making a few lace flowers to have in my stash, this card came together rather quickly. Stop back tomorrow when I will show you another take on this came layout. Thanks for popping in!