Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Deer in the Headlights


I think this guy has had one too many party nights.

Really, what more do you want?  Cute deer, wreath, candy cane stripes, awesome sentiment.....Ranger's Glossy Accents, Copics, White Gel Pen, Gold, Wink of Stella glitter antleers...  I've thrown the kitchen sink into this card, trying to keep it fresh and not too crowded. 



Deer stamp from Savvy and sentiment from Technique Tuesday.  Stripes from Impression Obsession

MOOD WHEN DONE = Smiling
HUSBAND'S COMMENT = "Oh, I like that card."  Whew. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

ReDesign on a Dime: Studio Sarah

Studio Sarah sells this lovely Christmas card.
The color, gently falling stars,
and the small sentiment all combine to make a serene Christmas card.
The silver envelope sets it off nicely.

You can find the Studio Sarah card here.  


So I set out to remake the card, without buying anything new, and came up with this: 



Pretty close!

And then I made this:



Snowmen don't fall from the sky, but they do ski down on 
invisible hills.  Use your imagination!

The silver ink is pigment ink -- just set it out to dry 
and no embossing needed. 


Supplies for both cards:

Stamps:  Stampin Up Holiday Home and Papertrey Ink Inside Out: Holiday
Ink:  Encore Silver
Paper:  Neenah Solar White

MOOD WHEN DONE =  Pleased

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sunday Savings: Planners

It's the dream -- write it down (preferably in something fun and trendy and pink), do it, cross it off, feel fabulous. 

My reality is -- write it on the yellow pad by the phone, or in my IPhone, or on the back of an envelope, or a sticky thing at work.  That's how I ended up with 2 appointments yesterday morning 30 minutes and 6 miles apart.

So I've been intrigued by all the Planner Posts.  You can see some here, here, and here.  But I didn't want to spend $$$ for a planner.  I wanted to spend $.

I was in Target yesterday looking for chalk and soup -- isn't capitalism great? -- when I walked by a Sugar Paper Planner and Calendar Display.  Awesome stuff.  And only available for a short time -- until January.  

I got the Pink Striped Organizer -- it will fit in my purse, which is essential.  Plus it's Pink.  And Striped. And Gold.  And the cover is that clear/frosted hard plastic stuff that will keep it clean.  And it has a spiral binding.  There is a page for each month, plus space for daily things to do and cute tabs.  Love.   The only thing I don't like about this line of products is that they are made in China.

I paid $7.99 plus 6% tax (when did Virginia's sales tax go to 6%??), but got a 5% discount for using my Target Credit Card.  






Or, you could go with kraft, white and gold.
Or, Navy, White, and Gold:

I seriously wanted them all just to stare at their loveliness. 

MOOD WHEN DONE = Pink, Planned, and Organized 


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Pale Blue Sky, Brilliant Leaves



Stamped a leaf from Essentials by Ellen's Autumn Acorns three times onto pale blue cardstock from A Muse Studio. 

Added a couple of strips of unknown patterned paper that I had colored over with a yellow Copic because the tone must be right, right?

Popped up the sentiment from the same set and inked a few times to give it a gradient look.  Almost worked.


MOOD WHEN DONE = Soft
HUSBAND'S COMMENT = I like those leaves.


Monday, November 3, 2014

Thanks For Asking


Used Essentials by Ellen by Julie Autumn Acorns and some patterned paper (source unknown.)  Love this color palette. 


MOOD WHEN DONE = Autumnal
HUSBAND'S COMMENT =  Will that fit into an envelope?

Why, yes it will, because the card itself is only 4 inches wide.  But thanks for asking!



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

White Pumpkins


Love white pumpkins.  I haven't taken the time this year to do much about autumn or decorating, but did buy two teeny orange pumpkins and a slightly larger white one, and the latter inspired me to make these cards.  The lacy white pumpkins are a cut file from Silhouette. White on Cream and White on Unknown (not Kraft) cardstocks. 



MOOD WHEN DONE = Serene
HUSBAND'S COMMENT = Not my colors

Happy Wednesday everyone!  

Decided to enter the Cure for the Monday Blues Challenge, which you can find here.  

Here is the inspiration photo. It's a beauty. 



Sunday, October 26, 2014

Easy Halloween Cards



Sometimes using an electronic cutter, such as the Silhouette Cameo or the Cricut, can really save time....

Here I used a file from the Silhouette Studio store, cut out both pieces (the open socks and shoe and a solid shoe) in two different sizes.    For the glitter socks,  I traced the die cut over the glitter paper and hand cut.  Went overboard on the size, so I had to trim the point of the shoe. It's not perfect, but....it works.


 
For this card, I colored the stripes with Copics.


Both cards have a solid shoe for a backing.

Cut the frames with the Silhouette and used dimensionals to pop up the images -- letting the point of the shoe rest on the frame.

Easy!

MOOD WHEN DONE = Happy
HUSBAND'S COMMENT = Ooh, I like these.