10 Amazing Years

Sunday, September 30, 2012

I am having so much fun playing with this harlequin stamp set from PTI.  With just one of the stamps you can create such cool patterns.  I made another pattern that reminds me of Q-bert and another one that you'll see on Tuesday's new ColourQ card.  I think that one's my favorite.  Can't wait to show you.
I am also entering this card into the JUGS156 challenge.  It's a little (a lot) early, but Ryan and I will be celebrating our 10th anniversary in May.  I'm sure I'll end up making another card before the time comes, but the mood hit me to make it. 
We had such a good time last night.  For my birthday, Ryan gave me tickets to see Missy Higgins.  We saw her at the Tower Theater.  It was such a great little place with great sound.  After her show she came out to say hello and sign autographs.  I got my CD signed.  So cool!

Cardstock: White, Aqua Mist
Stamps: Happy Harlequin, By The Numbers
Ink: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, Soft Stone, and Smokey Shadow
Dies: Block Numbers
Other: True Black Ribbon

12 Kits of Christmas {September}

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Yay!! It's time for the 12 Kits of Christmas
This month was my turn to send a kit to everyone in the group.  I'm so excited to see what everyone has made! I included many of the products from the All Is Bright line from MME.
Catch up on all previous months here.

Kit photo courtesy of Sharron.

I love the colors and patterns in this line of papers!
And I still haven't had enough of cute little banners:)

Now that we are getting closer to Christmas, I decided to send everyone a notepad to decorate and use to help them stayed organized during the holiday season!

Each month we also CASE a card from a previous kit.   I decided to CASE a card that Christina made

Below is Christina's card.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Make sure to pop in and see what everyone has come up with this month. 
Have you started making your holiday cards yet?

Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Vintage Cream, Autumn Rose
Paper: MME All Is Bright by Rhonna Farrer
Stamps: All Is Bright, PTI Peaceful Poinsettia
Ink: Kraft, Choc. Brown
Dies: Mat Stck 3, Wonderful Words Holiday, Sm Bow Die
Other: PTI Buttons, All Is Bright Twine, Brads, Rhinestones, Pearls, PTI Clear Dome Stickers

Friday Inspiration File

Friday, September 28, 2012

A few new projects have been added to the file this week. 
Have a great weekend!

Reflected Sentiments

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

This was a fun technique that I plan to experiment with more.  My reflected image came out a bit splotchy.  I'm not sure if it was due to the ink or the acetate or what....
Thanks for coming by today!

Cardstock: Winter Wisteria, White
Stamps: Thanks All Ways, Garden Of Life, Faux Ribbon
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Copics

ColourQ #156

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I really love how this card came out.  I stamped the Faux Stripes onto Kraft cardstock and then die cut it using one of the Counting My Blessings word dies.  For the background, I stamped the rectangle and then masked it off to stamp the two trees, then colored the leaves with Copics.

Have some fun with these autumn colors and show us what you've created!

Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream, Kraft
Stamps: PTI Autumn Hills, Faux Ribbon
Ink: PTI Canyon Clay, Orange Zest, Dusty Concord, Memento Brown
Dies: PTI Counting My Blessings
Other: Copics

Wishing You

Monday, September 24, 2012

Today is Ryan's birthday!
Happy Birthday, Sweetheart! 
You're the best!

Come by tomorrow for a new ColourQ challenge

Cardstock: White, Aqua Mist
Stamps: Sweet As Can Be, Faux Ribbon, Everyday Classics
Ink: Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores, Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss, Ocean Tides, Chocolate Brown
Dies: Sweet As Can Be

Friday Inspiration File #85

Friday, September 21, 2012

New projects added to the File....#85! 
I hope you get some time this weekend to create something beautiful!

Grateful For You

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I have been so lucky to meet so many wonderful people through my hobby. 
Everyone has been so kind and generous!  This heart die was another birthday surprise I received from a sweet friend I have made through a mutual love of paper crafting.
I was so shocked when I received this die and a few other goodies yesterday.
So grateful for you!  Thanks again! 

Hope you are having a great week so far. 
 My brother is coming for a visit this weekend. 
I can't wait to see him!

Cardstock: PTI Rustic White, Canyon Clay
Paper: MME Reunion
Stamps: Wplus9 Fair Isle
Ink: PTI Fine Linen, Chai
Dies: PTI Mat Stack, Counting Your Blessings (word), Cheery Lynn Designs (heart)
Other: Satin Ribbon

ColourQ #155

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Good Morning!
It is time once again, for a new challenge from the ColourQ!!
This beautiful inspiration photo just begged me to get out my rose stamps.

I love this chevron paper. 
 I have been trying to incorporate more patterned paper lately. 
I have so many pretty ones that I just don't use.
I hope you'll join us this week at the ColourQ!
 I'd love to see how this photo inspired you! 

Cardstock: White
Paper: My Mind's Eye
Stamps: Sweet Life, Happy Hexagons
Ink: Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, Plum Pudding, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado
Dies: Sweet Life
Other: Lavender Moon Ribbon

Waltzingmouse...I'm "Falling" For You!

Monday, September 17, 2012

I have always wanted to try Waltzingmouse Stamps. 
 I recently got the chance. 
 A very sweet, crafty friend of mine sent a set to me for my birthday!

I made my first card just in time for this month's blog party! 
Can't wait to link up my project and see what everyone else had made.
Time to start my wish list:)

See you tomorrow morning for a new ColourQ!!

Cardstock: White, Canyon Clay
Stamps: WMS French Country
Ink: Memento Brown
Other: Copics, Ripe Avocado Ribbon
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