Sunday, October 14, 2012

a fall scarecrow

Checking in with another Thanksgiving scarecrow.  I am really loving this CTMH Fall Favorites scarecrow. He is so happy! And believe me, with the weather we have been having I really need something Happy! It's raining yet again!! And it looks like rain all week. We get an occasional slightly warm, rain free day, and it seems like I always have so many other things to do that I can't get outside and get my garden stuff picked up, and pots put away, and flower gardens cleaned out. And I still have 4 packages of bulbs to get in the ground! Where is our 'Indian Summer"? It'll probably be nice this week cause I have to go serve for Jury Duty. Oh, well..............

Anyway, I made this card using the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #56.  
The DP is also CTMH, and the cardstock is SU. I stamped the scarecrow in Memento Close to Cocoa and colored him with Copic markers. I punched a 3/4" circle in a scrap and used it as a mask to make the sun. I sponged SU Summer Sun in the circle opening. I sponged in the sky using Pebbles Iridescent chalks, then I cut the image out with Spellbinders curvy rectangles.The image was to big, so I put it back in the die and traced around the inside of the die with a pencil and cut it out with scissors.  I used an erasure and removed some of the chalk around the edges of the image panel, and mounted it on chocolate chip mat cut with the same die-just left a nice little edge around it. The sentiment is from SU Teeny Tiny Messages, stamped with Chocolate Chip ink and cut out with SU Word window punch, mounted on CTMH CS cut with SU oval punch. I covered the piece with Versa Mark and clear embossing powered and heat set. Ribbon is from Offray.

Now I am off to peel apples for the freezer and to make some more applesauce. Love homemade applesauce, especially warm on pancakes and waffles! YUMMMMM!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Falling Leaves

This card could be used for either an autumn birthday card or as a Thanksgiving card. I will enter it in the Pals Paper Arts Challenge #144, to use More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso (grafic below).  I will also enter it in "The Craft's Meow' October Sketch challenge (sketch below).

It took me awhile to get this card to come together the way I wanted. The tree is a single clear stamp-I think it's Inkadinkadoo-with leaves.  I colored it with Copics first, then applied Forrest Moss Distress ink with a stipple brush for the ground. I used Memento London fog sponged over a torn piece of paper for the sky. It looks a lot like the sky outside my window this morning!  I tried to figure out how to add some 'fallen' leaves to the pic by stamping them. Didn't work-had to start all over again! So, got to the 'adding fallen leaves' part again-wondered what to do. Then it hit me-use your Autumn Flower Soft! So I added it to the tree and as fallen leaves in the air and on the ground. LOVE IT! I added a couple birds in the air (Sweet 'n Sassy Serene Silhouettes) and cut it out with Spellbinders Labels One and backed it with rust cardstock cut with Spellbinders Fancy Labels 1. For the border strip I cut out ivory CS with a Fiskars border punch, then sponged Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink over it-looks like leather! The background stripe paper is a scrap from an old DCWV Autumn/Christmas pack. The orange strip is from K&Co. I used the sentiment  from Verve 'Autumn Splendor' set, stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa on ivory CS and cut out with Spellbinders Fancy Framed tags 2 and sponged Rusty Hinge Distress ink over it while it was still in the die, mounted it with foam dots and added gold nail-heads.


Give Thanks

Wow! Another wild October morning in the U.P. of Michigan. I got up in the middle of the night (5am) to get a drink and couldn't believe what I was seeing outside. The HUGEST snowflakes I have ever seen were just serenely floating down to the ground. At first I thought it was leaves, but there was no wind and these 'leaves' were right outside  the window! Those things were the size of a huge maple leaf. Then this morning there was snow on the roofs, and ground, but not under the trees-to many leaves on them yet. I is now almost noon and the snow is all gone. But it'll be back before we know it.
I have a couple of post to get in today. For this first card I will enter into the challenges at Pal Paper Arts PPA144-A perfect fall color challenge. MustardCajunEspresso

I will also enter it in The Crafty Friends Challenge #8  to use dry embossing on your project.

The DP is all from the DCWV Harvest Gathering Matstack, even the sentiment, which I cut out and mounted on a Spellbinder Lace Doily die-cut. I embossed the strip of Recollections copper metallic cardstock with the  Argyle Cuttlebug embossing folder. I popped the sentiment up with foam dots. 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Wishing you well

Another fall card, this time a Get well card. I'm getting this in just under the wire for the I Spy Sketches ISSC33.   I will also enter this in the Papertake Weekly Challenge.

Here is the sketch:


Here is my card.

I stamped the image in Memento Rich Cocoa. However, as I colored this image LAST YEAR, I don't know what colors I used. It was on a sheet of cardstock in with my fall papers and stamped with a bunch of different fall images. (I always note on the back of a stamped image what exactly I stamped that image with, just in case I don't get it colored up right away).

Stamps: SU 'Happy Fall Y'All', Verve 'Wonderful Wishes
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa, SU Really Rust
DP: DCWV Cafe Mediterrnean
CS: Bazzil Foundations, Smooth Lace; SU Old Olive
Accessories: Spellbinders Classic Ovals small, Big Scalloped Ovals Sm; Memento Marker 'Potters Clay'; Yarn Copic Markers

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Autumn Sympathy

We are in the midst of a week of rainy cold windy autumn weather. I should be cleaning or doing something constructive, but it's too gloomy to even get motivated. I'd rather sit and play with all the pretty papers-always cheers me up..
The card I have for this post is using the sketch from Sweet n' Sassy Stamps 'Sweet Stop Sketch challenge #176' The spin on the sketch today was 'Welcome Fall'. I pulled out this leaf pattern paper from Stampin' Up. I don't know what the papers were called. I've had them awhile. I found myself in need of a masculine Sympathy card recently and did not have a single one in my stash. So I am focused on make a few to have on hand

 Stamps: Sweet N' Sassy Bridge of Hope, Serene Silhouettes
Ink: Versa Color Lapis Lazuli, Versa Magic Wheat, Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Spellbinders Fluer de Lis Rectangles, Classic Rectangles, Recollections glitter domes, ribbon

Now I really have to go get some work done-at least unload the dishwasher! Toodles for now

Stamping lesson learned

I'm always amazed at the obvious things that I miss or neglect to do. Like in this first card I have today. I learned that when you create a sponged background, always make sure the ink is completely dry before you stamp over it-dah! If you don't wait, your stamped image will run. I will include both attempts so you can see the difference. I will enter this in the 'Clean and Simple' sketch challenge #207 over at Clean and Simple Stamping.


I took a piece of scrap cardstock and cut a rectangle out of it with Spellbinders Classic Rectangles. I used that as a mask to sponge ink onto the card base-Memento Tangelo, Desert Sand & Pistachio. I then stamped the tree image (Inkadinkado Doodle Fall clear set)  in Memento Rich Cocoa over that. I stamped the sentiment from Verve "Love Story' with the Tangelo ink. Now I have a really hard time leaving all that white space-my mind just wants to add something to that area, like maybe some sparkly gems, or a flourish or something. But I can see that this would be handy for a quick card in a pinch. So I will leave it as is-I think ;)

Here is the pic of the first attempt to make this card. You can see how the ink from the stamped image bled out in certain spots. Not allllll that bad, but not as crisp an image as it should be.

So, when I use this technique again, I will make sure the sponged area is dry before I proceed.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Scarecrow 4U

Another fall themed card for you today. The sketch is from I (heart)2stamp the September sketch challenge and I will also enter it in the Crazy4Challenges C4C154 challenge, 'anything goes with a fall twist'.


I stamped the scarecrow from Inkadinkado clear set 'Doodle Fall' on Bazzil Simply Smooth White cardstock with Staz-on Black ink and colored it with Prisma Colored pencils and i also used Copic markers in a couple places. I cut the image out with Spellbinders Scrapyland exclusive Wide Beveled Ovals. I then traced around the die on Bazzill Mudpie cardstock and fussy cut. I sponged some Old Paper Distress ink around the image cut while it was still in the die. The dotted paper is from Echo Park Sweet Summertime Flower Garden, and the orange is Bo Bunny Hello Sunshine. I ran the Old Olive (SU) cardstock through my Cuttlebug with the CheeryLyn Autumn Leaves embossing plate. It doesn't give a really deep impresion, so is a little hard to see here. I added some Stickles to the hat band and knee patches of the scarecrow, and gold stickers for the 'sentiment'.

For the inside of the card I stamped the corn image from the same stamp set in the bottom corner with Memento Rich Cocoa.  I stamped the verse from Stampendous Birthday Assortment clear stamps with rich cocoa ink. I cut out verse and the mat with the Spellbinders SLE wide ovals and sponged around it with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink. I cut the mat from the same cardstock as the green on the outside; I know here it looks like a different color, but it's the same-even embossed it with the same plate! 
 Thanks for looking. Comments are always welcome. Ta ta for now! Hee, hee.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Basket of Fall leaves

Beautiful autumn day here, if a bit on the warm side. Nice breeze-great for drying sheets on the line! They smell soooooooooooo good when you make your bed! No excuse to stay inside and craft, so just taking a little time to post this card today.

Not sure I like exactly how this one turned out. And now seeing it on the computer I know why it just didn't seem right to me-The 2 BIG green circles! They should have been on opposite sides! And maybe I should have mounted the basket on some kind of a background. Oh well, it is what it is, I guess-I know if I try to change out the panels I'll mess it up. I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches (below). I will also enter this in the Tuesday Throwdown#115 (use gems in your artwork), and Jay  Gee's Nook challenge #23  using this inspiration grouping(below). While the colors of the dots are not the same colors as the inspiration photo, as soon as I saw the IP, I thought of this paper. Works for me!
Anywhooooo- It's pretty simple. I love this new 6x6 paper pad I picked up from Echo Park-Sweet Summertime-Flower Garden-such pretty papers. I cut the panels out with Spellbinders Classic Labels small & large. The basket of leaves-I have no idea where I got that. It's a diecut, and I'm thinking it's made with a Cuttlebug or Sizzix die and the leaves are a punch. I added some lines to the basket with a Memento Rich cocoa marker to give the basket some dimension. Also added some Stickles to the leaves for sparkle-Maybe it's frost on them ;). I stamped the sentiment from Sweet n' Sassy Stamps Happy Birthday Words with Versamark and added MS Ebony embossing powder. I embossed the yellow strips with a Cuttlebug folder (have no idea the name-it's one of the first ones I bought way back when I started all this crazyness!). I added three rhinestones to balance it out. 

Okay, time to go take the sheets off the line and start supper! Yup, I have to cook again! Man, if only we didn't have to cook & eat, just think of all the time we could spend crafting!!!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Autumn Birthday

Another Autumn birthday card. Lots of Autumn inspiration beginning to show up outdoors. Trees are changing color, nights are cooler (thank heaven), and the part I least like about Autumn-the days are getting shorter.

Today I am entering this card in:  Let's capture these sketches #30, which is the way I started on this card (sketch above). I will also enter it in Color Throwdown #209 and fab N Funky#138, anything to do with Harvest Festival. I'm thinking the Harvest Festival in Britain is simuliar to the county/state fairs here in the states-displaying goods from the harvest. I chose this Stampendous stamp of a birdhouse with sunflowers and pumkins, and of course, fall leaves, are symbols of fall around here in the northern midwest USA.

The image is stamped on Beckett Expression White with Momento Rich Cocoa ink and colored with Copic Markers. I cut  it out with Spellbinders Label 6, sponged around it in the die with Scattered Straw Distress Ink. I then traced around the die on SU Old Olive and fussy cut to mat the image. I popped it up with foam dots.
Stamps: Stampendous 'Sunny Birdhouse'; sentiment Sweet n' Sassy Birthday expressions.
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
DP: DCWV Autumn Mat stack;  SU (gold background-don't know what it's name is).
Cardstock: SU Chocolate chip, Old Olive, REally Rust
Accessories: Spellbinders label 6, Ribbon banners; Copic Markers, CTMH sponge

Friday, September 14, 2012

Clean & Simple Autumn Birthday

Hi all, back after a week long journey to Lower Michigan for a family wedding. Nice to go, but great to be back home!
This card is for the Clean & Simple #206 challenge, using this sketch:

Here is the card

Stamps: Verve Autumn Splendor, Close to My Heart Card Chatter-Birthday
Inks: SU Summer Sun, Rose REd, Ruby Red, Really Rust, Only Orange, Versa Magic Thatched Straw, Memento Rich Cocoa
Sticker: K&Co. Oak leaf

Monday, September 3, 2012

Birthday Cake, candles-oh my

Was hoping to get this on earlier today, but had to shut down computer because we were having lots of thunder and lightening. Didn't get hardly any rain, though.
So, this card is for the Color throw down challenge 207 here. I will also enter it in these cchallenges:  Crafty Cardmakers challenge #74  -winged things; Flutterby Wednesday 203-decorate the inside of your card; the Pink Elephant #164-use patterned paper.

The image I used is Stampavie-Happy Day. I stamped it with Memento Rich cocoa on Neenah Solar White CS and colored it with Copic Markers. I added some Pebbles chalk to her cheeks, and for the glow around the candles. I cut her out with Spellbinders Label 17, the traced around the same die on a scrap of orange cardstock and fussy cut it for the mat. I added some Stardust Stickles for some 'Glitz'.
The DPs are from DCWV Nana' Nursery-Baby Girl, perfect colors for this challenge. All the solid mats are cut from scraps from my scrap basket. I cut the butterflies out with Cheery Lynn Exotic Mini Butterflies, and the flower is cut with Spellbinders Carnation Creations dies. I added some Cinnamon Stickles to the body of teh butterfly on teh front and soem Stardust stickles to the wings, adn a bit around the top layer on the flower.   The Happy birthday sentiment is part of a gold HB-day border sticker.
And here is the inside. The verse is computer generated. The verse and mat (DWCV) were cut with Spellbinders Labels 17, and the butterfly with Cheery Lynn exotic mini butterfly die.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Autumn Birthday

Post #3 for today! I'm on  a roll! This card I made using the sketch from Crazy 4 Challenges C4C151

A great sketch-clean and simple, and that's the way I kept it. The papers and colored cardstock are from DCWV Autumn matt stacks, except the brown (Bazzil Mudpie); the cream is CTMH colonial white. The focal image stamp is from SU Full of Blessings set. I stamped the image with Memento Rich Cocoa and colored it with Copic markers, then mounted it on brown CS. The border is cut with Martha Stewart ribbon loops border punch. The corner embellishment is cut with Spellbinders Parisian Accents. The little oak leaf is a K&Co. sticker.
Now I'm off to look some more for the Copic markers I am missing. I swear my basement has a black hole! Things keep disappearing. Either that or the spiders have gotten really big and creative and want my supplies for their own!!:) Have a happy day all.

Black & white wedding card

Back again with my second post today and my second wedding card this week. Now, I wouldn't ordinarily make a black and white wedding card, but that's the colors for the wedding this time around. I made this card using the sketch from The Paper Player #110. A very simple layout that really lends itself to an elegant design-especially with the black and white.

The focal image and sentiments are from Verve stamps-Love Story. I stamped them with Versamark and heat embossed with SU black embossing powder. I used a Spellbinders M-Bossabilities-Elite A on thee large background  paper. I used Spellbinders Antique Frames and Accents to cut the mat for the focal image. I added the rhinestone swirls (Recollections) and some black rhinestones to the focal image as well.

This card was chosen as a 'Cut Above' for the Paper Players#110.....!!!!!


Autumn Anniversary card

Happy end of August greetings! Can't believe it's already the end of summer, where did it go. I know I spent a great deal of it inside because it has been so very hot and humid. All I can say is TGF the AC. Even though we only have a window unit, it does keep it pretty comfortable in the house. If it's not always the coolest, it at least takes the humidity out.
One of the gals in my craft group and her hubby will have an anniversary this coming week. My first post today (I have 2 more!) is an autumn themed card I made for them. I will enter this in the Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge #141.

The pumpkin image is an Our Daily Bread Designs Stamp and die that I recently bought. This is the first time I have used them. Was fun coloring the pumpkin (Copics), but I didn't do so well using the die this first time-didn't have it quite right and the tendrils didn't cut out right. Sooooo... I fussy cut that pumpkin, cutting off the tendrils, then I stamped the image again on the cream (CTMH) cardstock and colored just the tendrils and around the outer edge of the pumpkin, then sponged some tan chalk (Pebble Earth-tones). I mounted the cut out pumpkin over the other image with foam dots and added some Stickles. I used a peel-off sentiment sticker, and added some orange rhinestones to balance the design.

I finished the inside with a computer made verse, matted it. I added the stamped border for interest.

PPA141 Sketch Challenge

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs-Pumpkin, SU Full of Blessings (inside border)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Papers: Die Cuts with a View Autumn papers, Recollection CS (rust), CTMH colonial white
Accessories: ODBD pumpkin die, Stickles glitter glue, peel off sentiment stickers, rhinestones

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Elegant Wedding Card

I've had these elegant Bazzil Wedding White papers for sometime and have wanted to do an elegant wedding card for awhile now, and just kept putting it off, mostly because I rarely have a call for a wedding card. This sketch from My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club #86 put me in mind of that goal again. Sooo, here it is.

The background paper (which has subtle stripes) is embossed with one of the cuttlebug folders from a new starter set. I cut out 2 pieces of the plain shimmery white with Romantic Rectangles and Lacy Rectangles Spellbinders. I used Verve's 'Love Story' stamp set and stamped the focal image and words  with Colorbox Midnight ink and added clear embossing powder and heat set. I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the sentiment inside the heart in the right place. The layers are popped up with SU dimensional foam dots. The border is made using Spellbinders Classic Edges 2 and Ric-Rac inserts. I added some Recollection rhinestones tot he image and border for a little bling. I stamped the double rings with Versamark and Detail gold embossing powder and heat set. I fussy cut them out. The photo doesn't show very well how shimmery the paper is-but it is very pretty, if I must say so myself :)

Stamps: Verve 'Love Story'
Paper: Recollections blue metallic, Bazzil Wedding Whites
Ink: Colorbox Midnight, Versamark
Accessories: Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles, SB Lacy Rectangles, SB Classic Ric Rac inserts, Recollection Rhinestones, Clear embossing powder, Stampendous detail gold embossing powder, Cuttlebug embossing folder-starter collection, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Emmett's Birthday Card

 A birthday card for my grandson's 7th birthday. Wow! It's hard to believe he is going to be 7 already, adn will start 2nd grade next week.

I used the robot & rocket Sizzix Boys Rock dies, cut them out in various colors of cardstock scraps, cut them apart and re-assembled them. I them covered them with Versamark ink and clear embossing powder several times to get the thickness I wanted. I used the 'Seems a Little Sketchy' August sketch . The yellow background is embossed with Sizzix Stars & Swirls embossing folder. The word stamp is Hero Arts, the star from 'Hot Off the Press' Tiny words and Images

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Cheery B-day Greeting

Back to the heat of summer again today. Our nice coooooool brake is apparently over. But it is a bit cooler at night. I am so ready for the change of seasons.
Okay, so I missed the color challenge (again) I started this card out for, but will make it in time for the
Flutterby Wednesday 201 challenge, to have butterflies or Fairies on your project. I will also enter this in the Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge #165 (see sketch below).

One of my craft group had a birthday today. I had purchased this clear mini stamp recently, only to find I already had it (hate that-but my craft group loves it-they usually end up with my double purchases as presents). So I decided I would make a card with it for her birthday, then give her the extra stamp for part of her gift. (She is just starting out making cards, so she is a good candidate for my 'extras' I know she won''t have them!) This is a sweet little stamp that works up so quickly and has such endless possibilities. I colored it in with Copics, cut it out with Spellbinders labels 18, and sponged around it with Versa Magic Sea Breeze ink. I then traced around the die on the yellow CS and hand cut it for the mat. The green DP is Scribble Scrable 'Bric-a-brac', the flowered is Echo Park Sunny Spots. The colored cardstock is all from my scrap basket. I am determined to use some of those scraps up. I cut the butterflies with SU butterflies embosslit die, and the large white one I applied a bit of sea breeze ink to the edges and embossing then covered with versa mark ink and added clear embossing powder, heat set it, VM again and SU iridescent ice embossing powder and heat set again. The green butterfly Was cut with a MS punch, then I embossed it with a Sizzix embossing folder. I used a bit of punched border, and apiece of blue CS, which I scored with my score board. It's hard to see here, but I also added Stardust Stickles to the words, the green butterfly, and the center of some of the flowers on the DP.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Birthday Ship

Wow did we get the rain yesterday here in the U.P. of Michigan. Badly needed rain I might add. Will surely perk up all the gardens and lawns. Today it has turned a bit cool (60s), and a very brisk north wind, but sunny. It almost feels like a fall day. Good day to work on organizing my craft 'room'.

I have another masculine Birthday Card today. Very simple and easy, I really like the lines of this one.

I used the sketch from Clean & Simple #202. I turned the sketch on it's side so that I could accommodate this larger image. The image is a single stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs 'Ship'. I stamped it on Wasau Brite White CS with Chipped Sapphire Distress ink. I colored the emblem in with Memento markers--Lady Bug & Dandelion- and backed it with blue cut with Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles. The sentiment is from Hero Arts-Birthday Messages stamped with SU Real Red on Wausau CS, cut with Spellbinders Mega Classic Ovals and matted on Bazzil red CS cut with Spellbinders Mega Scalloped Classic Ovals. The DP is from Paper Pizzaz (HOTP) Boys to Men Sara Papers.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A 'Feel Better' card

Two posts in one day-how about that!

I did not have any ambition today to do anything but play with paper, although I did go out and water flowers, do some weeding and deadheading flowers. And I did cook supper. Then  I felt I could play for awhile.

This is what I came up with this afternoon.

I used the sketch from the 'Clean and Simple 202' challenge, and the colors from the 'CR84FN color Challenge- Grape, Blue, Green.


 I unearthed this piece of  DCWV DP from my papers yesterday and had all the colors for the CR84Fn challenge in the paper. I matted it on some Recollections green cardstock. I stamped the image on a scrap of white CS from my scrap bin , and matted it on green cut with the Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles die. I added a bit of stickles to the butterflies for a little sparkle.

Inks-SU Lucky Limeade, Ballet Blue Craft, Almost Amethyst craft; Stickles Stardust glitter glue; SU foam dimensionals

Lighthouse birthday

Today is my hubby's birthday. So I figured I better make him a card 8) I picked up this little lighthouse stamp at a rummage sale quite some time ago, but hadn't used it yet. It really is a nice scenic little stamp. There is no name on the block so I do not know the brand. I do believe it will be used more often now that I have tried it out.

I used the August sketch challenge  'I love Sketches'   from I love 2 stamp.             aug2012sketch

I stamped the image on Neenah white cardstock with Memento Rich Cocoa ink. I colored in the initial image with Copics-the lighthouse, water, cloud, rocks and grass. Then I cut it out with Spellbinders classic rectangle die. While the image was still in the die extended the water and ground to the edges of the die, then added in the sky with Pebbles shimmer pastel chalks. I mounted it on a navy mat cut with Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangles. The DP is Paper Pizzaz Boys to Men. I added texture to the background mat with Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls Embossing folder. I added a bit of Stardust Stickles to the lighthouse windows for light.

Leave a comment please!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Freshly Made!

Wow, can't believe I even had the energy to finish this card last night. Had an explosion of beans in my garden-picked two 13 quart bowls Saturday night. Worked all afternoon yesterday cleaning and packaging beans. I now have 28 packages of bean in my freezer! And even had some ripe tomatoes, enough to eat. Most likely won't get enough to freeze, but they sure are good right off the plant. Yum!
On to my card for today. I am still working on masculine cards. This one would work for any age. I used the sketch from and will enter this in the Freshly Made Sketches #47 challenge:

The DP is from Paper Pizzaz "Masculine Sara Papers', the blue CS is Beckett Cambric Linen (love this CS) and the brown cardstock is from my scrap basket. The image is from CTMH Happy Camper stamp set. It's stamped on Bazzil ivory Smooth CS and colored with Copics. I cut the image out with Spellbinders Classic Circles and matted it on brown cut with SB Pinking Circles. When I stamped the sentiment (Verve-Big Wish) it didn't show up very well, so I covered the piece with Versamark ink and clear embossing powder to make it stand out a bit more. I distressed the edges of the label and the dark blue DPa bit, and added faux stitching around the background paper with a black marker.
Copics used: E23, E42, E30, W1, BG11, BG72