Monday, September 29, 2014

Sailing birthday

Today we have rain-hope it lets up by this evening. Grandson's Flag Football games to go to-was so pleasant last week. Not sure will go if it's still raining:)


The challenge over at Shopping our Stash #170 was to use your shower curtain for inspiration. Well my shower curtain is very simple-exactly like the background of this card. My bathroom is done in a nautical/beachy theme. So I decided to continue on with that them on my card.
I used the Darice Plaid embossing folder on Bazzil white linen texture cardstock, mounted on base of blue shimmer cardstock. The boat is die cut from shimmer blue cardstock with Die-versions Sailing By die, mounted with foam dimensionals. Impression Obsession Sea Birds cut from silver shimmer cardstock. Sentiment stamped in Momento Paris Dusk, punched out with SU oval punch, matted on silver shimmer scallop oval punch shape. Popped with foam dimensionals.

Will also enter this in the challenges at:
addicted to Stamps challenge-114-cas.html Clean & Simple
Sweet Stamping challenge-Just for Men

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Friendship Gardens

Well, it looks like our pleasant weather is heading out. Was warm and beautiful this morning, but now the clouds are rolling in, but it is still warm, but we know what is coming!!!!!!!!!

The image from another retired Stampin' Up set-Friendship Gardens. Don't you just love this cheerful lady? I stamped her in Momento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic markers. I cut her out with SB Labels 17, and the mat is SB Decorative labels 18 cut from some Bazzil cardstock, the words are cut with Cheery Lynn word dies from SU Always Artichoke. Card base is SU Calypso Coral, patterned papers are from the SU Park Lane and Lullaby paper packs. The twine is from American Crafts. 
Will enter this in the Cards in Envy challenge 'Entwined'.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Back again

    I'm back again, Can't believe it's been a month again. Where do the days go. Have had a busy fall-grandsons football, garden producing some yummy veggies to take care of, and company. Seems the whole month of Sept. has been go, go, go........ Hope it slows down some now. We have finally had a week of 'summer' weather here. It has been nicer this week than it was all summer, and the leaves are just hitting their peak. Beautiful days..........

    This card today uses an old Stampin' Up set called 'Thankful Thoughts'. I love this pumpkin patchwork image.
    I stamped the image with Momento Tuxedo Black on SU Whisper White cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers. I used a copper shimmer pen to add a bit of sparkle to the images (but it doesn't show up well on the pic-darn it!). Trust me, it's there! I stamped the sentiment from the set with MTB also. 
    I cut the panel out with Spellbinders Distressed Edges A2 die and mounted on a base of SU Always Artichoke cardstock. I added 3 little copper squares (Mark Richardson Mosaics) to finish it off. 
      I will enter this in the Shabby Tea Room Challenge #236-Autumn Bliss use the image as inspiration and include a pumpkin; The House that Stamps Built Designers Choice Challenge- Fall; and the Operation Write Home Midmonth Throwdown- Fall Colors.

Hope you are having a good weekend and enjoying some nice fall weather. Take time to watch the leaves change!!!! They are so vibrant-can't help but feel cheerful. I love to have you comment on my work.