Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Inky Divas Weekly Creative Challenge - Week of September 24

This week's challenge was a sketch posted by Julie Olivier

Here is my card - 

Stampin' Supplies
Stamp - Tag It (this year's Ronald McDonald stamp set; a donation is made to Ronald McDonald House charities for each stamp set sold)
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green
Card Stock - Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Other - Season of Style Washi Tape, Rhinesones, 2 1/2" Circle punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, My Digital Studio (for the HO HO HO), Chalk Talk Framelits, Score Board and Diagonal Score Plate

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of September 17

This week the challenge was to create an Easel card using an InColour and a retired Christmas or Halloween stamp set.

I had seen a card on Stampin' Connection a while ago and had bookmarked it so I could give it a try at some point in time.  Well that time has come.  I pulled out my Baked Brown Sugar card stock and the retired Frostwood Lodge stamp set.

Here is the link to the original (you will have to scroll down a bit, she has several samples)

When making my card the only thing I changed is the stamp set used for the greeting.   I decided to use one of the stamps from the Joy to the World stamp set from the current Holiday catalogue.



Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Frostwood Lodge (retired), Joy to the World
Ink - Always Artichoke
Card Stock - Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla, Gold Glimmer Paper, Card Stock Vellum
Other - Deco Labels Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals, Merry Minis Punch Pack, Battery Operated Tea Light

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Inky Divas Weekly Challenge - week of September 9

The challenge was to use the colors Island Indigo, Pool Party and Smoky Slate.

I couldn't decide what I wanted to do but finally settled on making a Christmas card.

My Envelope Punch Board arrived so I made an envelope from Smoky Slate cardstock.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Snowflake Soiree, Joy to the World
Ink - Island Indigo, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Card stock - Island Indigo, Whisper White, Smoky Slate
Other - Rhinestones, Envelope Punch Board

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Another Card for Operation Write Home

This is another of the cards that I'll be including in my next contribution to Operation Write Home Canada.  I really liked this card and thought it would be a fun one to include in the box.

I followed the original very closely and am so happy with it.  I don't have the fun stamp set that was used for the greeting however I did have the digital download for MDS so I used that.  I coloured the image with Bermuda Bay ink and then used the colouring tool in MDS to colour the little heart Cherry Cobbler.  After it was printed I used the fine tip of the Pear Pizzazz marker to colour in the word Love and added a few Crumb Cake "splats" before punching it out with the Decorative Label punch.  After it was punched out I sponged the edges.

Stampin' Supplies
My Digital Studio - Yippee Skippee Stamp Brush set
Stamps - Gorgeous Grunge
Ink - Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake
Card Stock - Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Other - Hung Up Cute Clips, 7/16" Trim, Button (retired), White Baker's Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals, Decorative Label Punch, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Circle Framelits (nonSU), Epic Day This and That Washi Tape

Saturday, September 7, 2013

More Washi and Christmas

I am not tired of the Season of Style Washi tape yet and hope you aren't either.

I saw THIS card posted by Anne Granger's and knew I wanted to make it but didn't have the stamp sets Anne used so I pulled out a couple of other sets I had that I thought would work.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Button Buddies (retired), More Merry Messages
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Jet Black StazOn
Card Stock - Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Whisper White
Other - Season of Style Washi Tape, Rhinesones, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Oval Framelits, Large Oval Punch, Itty Bitty Punch pack

Friday, September 6, 2013

Season of Style Washi Tape

I am loving the Season of Style Washi Tape and I'm sure most of the Christmas cards I send out this year will feature it.

I saw a card posted a while ago that I really liked.  I didn't have the Season of Style DSP used on the original so I adapted it to what I had on hand and am really happy with the result.  I can't find the original but as soon as I do I will add the link.

Here's my card

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - More Merry Messages, Delightful Decorations (retired)
Ink - Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock - Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Other - Season of Style Washi Tape, Ornament Punch (retired), Rhineston, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat, Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Operation Write Home Canada

One of the members of the demonstrator group I belong has started collecting hand made cards (blank) to be provided to our troops who are posted far and wide around the world and away from their families.  This program provides a selection of cards for the men and women to choose from to send greetings back home.

I have already sent one box off to the organizer (Janie Boisvert) that included Birthday, Christmas, Thinking of You and Thank You cards.  I have now started on some Valentine cards.  These are the first two designs I have made (12 of each) to include in the next box that has to get to Janie by December 19.

Both cards feature lots of retired SU supplies and were inspired by cards I had seen on Stampin' Connection a website just for Stampin' Up! demonstrators.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Snowflake Soiree Take 2

I made a second card based on the snowflake card Heather Summers had posted here.

For this card I decided to use Island Indigo as my card base and add a layer of the new Silver Foil paper from the 2013 Holiday Catalogue.  I also used Silver Encore Ink and Pewter Embossing Powder.  In addition I stamped a few snowflakes in the upper right corner of the card using the Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Pad

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Snowflake Soiree, Christmas Messages
Ink - Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Illuminate Glimmer Watermark
Card Stock - Whisper White, Island Indigo, Silver Foil
Other - Rhinestones, Pewter Embossing Powder

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Inky Divas Creative Challenge - Week of September 2

This week's challenge was to create a masculine card using all current Stampin' Up! products.  That really is a challenge for me.  I don't own many masculine sets that are still current.  My "go to" set is The Open Sea but I had used that for last week's entry so so I didn't want to use it again this week.  I thought about turning to My Digital Studio - I have some downloads there that are for stamp sets that are in the current catalogue but then I remembered that I had bought the Wetlands stamp set in August and hadn't yet inked it up.

I have seen a lot of samples using that set but chose to copy the one I had seen posted by Patty Bennett last week.  You can see Patty's card HERE.

The only thing I changed was the greeting.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Wetlands, Four You
Ink - Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana
Card Stock - Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Other - Square Die (nonSU), Stampin' Sponges

Monday, September 2, 2013

Snowflake Soiree

There is a new snowflake stamp set in the Stampin' Up! 2013 Holiday catalogue that I have my eye on.  I can't decide if I should get it because I have quite a few snowflake sets - some retired and some still current.

Heather Summers posted a card using the new set (Festive Flurries) and I have recreated it using one of my sets that is still current (it is not listed in the catalogue but is still available) - Snowflake Soiree.

I kept to Heather's colour scheme - Island Indigo, Coastal Cabana and Pool Party

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Snowflake Soiree, Christmas Messages
Ink - Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Encore Gold
Card Stock - Whisper White, Pool Party
Other - Gold Embossing Powder, Rhinestones

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Get Well Shelli

On Thursday Shelli Gardner, co-founder and CEO of Stampin' Up! had an accident while horseback riding and suffered several breaks to her pelvis, wrist and clavicle.  She will definitely be laid up for many weeks to come followed by months of physical therapy.

Josee Smuck of the Inky Divas Community suggested that we send get well cards to Shelli to cheer her up over the next while.  This is the card I have made to send off to her.

The card is CASEd from this one

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Gorgeous Grunge, Tag It
Ink - Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake
Markers - Cherry Cobbler, Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Gray
Card Stock - Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Other - Epic Day This and That Washi Tape, Candy Dot, Rhinestone, Hung Up Cute Clip, 7/16" Trim, 1/2" Circle punch, Apothecary Accents Framelit, Circle Framelits (nonSU), Decorative Label punch, Stampin' Dimensionals