Tuesday, September 10, 2013

PCS-September ~ Greetings a Brewing

Ghastly greetings Sampler friends.  The September issue, Greetings a Brewing, has arrived.  This month we highlight Halloween.  Inside this issue you'll find a variety of Halloween greetings covered with pumpkins, witches, skeletons and more.

This month we have the PCS Ghoulie Hand with Treat template.  A wickedly fresh twist on offering up some sweet treats for your goblins and ghouls.

Below is a peek at my Halloween project.  

Head on over to PCS and look at the other projects and pick up this month's issue.  

Thank you,

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Merry Christmas Card

Here is a card I made using the new Expressions Thinlits Dies in the Holiday Catalog.  If you have not heard the trick with the thinlit dies; use a sheet of wax paper between the die and cardstock and use your paper-piercing tool on the back side of the die to help pop out the cut-out.  

On this card, I layered the Merry on the card front with Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive.  I wanted to give it a different look.  This card is a good way to use up some scraps from the Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack for the tags and for the inside of the card.  

This is a little new for me but this is one of the simplest Christmas cards I have made in awhile.  I guess I could not leave it that way; to me it looked like it was missing something.  I went back to the card and embossed the crumb cake layer but I trimmed it wrong and I had to change the card base around and added another layer.  Look below.

 I do like the crumb cake layer embossed but I don't think you have to add the additional layer.  I do like the Old Olive Card base with the Cherry Cobbler Ribbon.  

Let me know what you think!

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, September 6, 2013

O' Holy Night Square Card

Here's a card I made using the O' Holy Night Stamp, Festive Flurry Stamp/Framelits and the Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack from the Holiday Catalog.  This card is a 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" square card.  

Color Combo: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Whisper White

Let me know what you think!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Altered Mini Composition Book-Swallowtail Butterfly



Here's an Altered Mini Composition Book I made for my daughter's teacher using the Swallowtail Stamp Set. I stamped with Versa Mark than the Baked Brown Sugar Ink and embossed than clear embossing powder.  I used the Aqua Painter and Ink pads to color the image.  When I was finished I painted the image with the Retired Champagne Shimmer Paint.  I used the new in-colors.

Let me know what you think!


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Acrylic Post-It Note Holder-Swallowtail Butterfly

Here is an Acrylic Post-it Note Holder done with the Swallowtail Butterfly Stamp Set.  I gave this to my daughter's teacher with the Altered Book that will be on tomorrow's post.    I love the Swallowtail Stamp Set and love using it with the New In-Colors.  

If you need more information on how to make these, you can take a look at the one I made last year.

Let me know what you think!

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, September 2, 2013

Christmas Six-Sided Sampler Card

1st card

2nd Card

Here's a couple cards I made the other day.  This was the first time I played with the Six-Sided Sampler and Hexagon Punch.  I have seen so many great cards using this stamp set.  I wanted to use it to make a Christmas Card.  I started with a piece of Crumb Cake and layer it with the hexagons.  After I finished the 1st card, I realized the patterns did not line up correctly and it was driving me crazy, so I sat down and made another one. I changed the card base and added another layer.

Let me know what you think.

Thanks for stopping by,

Stamps: Six-Sided Sampler  (C#130956, pg 125),  Warmth & Wonder - Holiday Hostess Stamp Set (C#131883, pg 39)

Punches/Dies: Hexagon Punch (# 130919, pg 180), Extra-Large Oval (C#119859, pg 182),

Paper: Very Vanilla (#101650, pg 145), Crumb Cake (#120953, pg 145), Raspberry Ripple (#126842, pg 141), Old Olive (#100702, pg 143)

Ink: Crumb Cake Ink (#126975, pg 145), Old Olive (#126953, pg 143), Raspberry Ripple (#126859, pg 141),

Accessories: Crochet Trim Ribbon (#118481, pg 173), Homemade Shimmer Spray

Adhesives: Stampin Dimensionals (#104430, pg 175)