Saturday, October 27, 2007

Blogger's Challenge - Week #18 - Designer Paper

Good Morning!

This week's blogger's challenge was to design something using the Designer Series Paper.. I have to admit that I usually buy a few packages of the DSP and then use only one or two sheets. But this fall I have been using all the paper. I love the Apple Cider paper for fall and Thanksgiving related projects. I am on my second package of that. I am on my second package of the Cerise and 3rd package of the Dashing! I have never used so much of one set of designer paper!

So my post this week is with the Cerise Designer paper. One of my customers asked me to make a pocket card design for Christmas. I used the Cerise paper and developed the following 4 designs using the Season of Joy and Big on Christmas stamp sets. The colors are real red, wasabi green and vanilla.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Walk for Diabetes

What a beautiful day for October 21st! I can't believe this weather! Emily and I participated in a Walk for Diabetes today. It was a perfect day to walk through North Andover and enjoy the fall trees that are at peak color!

They also had Wally the Green Monster there - straight from Fenway Park and last night's game! So of course Emily had to have her picture taken with Wally.

tonight is the last of the seven game series between the Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians. The winner will go to the World Series! Go Sox!!!

Blogger's Challenge - Week #17 - Inspiration

This week's challenge was to use something as inspiration in one of our projects.

My challenge this week was a group effort with the Crafting group at my church. We get together each Thursday to make hand made items for our annual Christmas fair. I saw a tree made using holly leaves worked into a form and decorated for the Holidays.

When I saw this I thought of our great punches. The five star flower and the 3 flower punch. These trees were made using the punches and Anna Griffin paper. We used beads and pins to secure them into a foam cone shaped form. We added tiny birds to the top of the trees.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Blogger's Challenge - Week #16 - Ornament

Happy Friday! This week's challenge is to create an ornament. I wanted to try the ornament that Lisa Somerville posted a couple of weeks ago. I used the Holiday Time designer paper from the Winter mini catalog with the scallop punch. I'm not sure that mine is too symetrical but here it is.

Also below is an ornament that I made a couple of months ago from an Outline Stamp. I love the look of the outline stamps but they do take some time to cut and layer the pieces.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Blogger's Challenge - Week #15 - Orange & black

Good Morning! I am a little late posting this challenge. Sorry about that.

I just didn't have time during the week and on Friday and then yesterday was 85 here in New England!!! I couldn't believe it so the kids and I went to the beach! The beach was packed - just like a summer day but it is Oct.! I wish that I had my camera with me to take a picture of the beach yesterday. Now we are back to regular Oct. weather. It is still warm but windy and in the 60's.

Anyway, I am rambling. This week's challenge was to make something with orange and black. I used the Creepy Crawly designer paper and designed a latch card. I wish that I had my booglie eyes set but only have the pumpkin for a fall image with me as I am not home. I think that I will put a booglie eyes witch on it when I get home again...

Enjoy and don't forget to check out all the great cards that my stamping sisters have made! The blog links are on the right hand side!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

More Holiday Ideas

I have been busy playing with the Perfect Presentation set! I think this is my favorite hostess set.

The first set of cards are made with purely pomegranate, wild wasabi, old olive and always artichoke cardstocks. The Wintergreen designer paper, coordinates nicely with the old olive, not quite navy and purley pomegranate inks. I also used the slit punch with brads, the tag and circle punches and pomegranate double stitched ribbon for the embellishments.

This next set of cards is made with The Paper Collection Studio Christmas series of papers and stickers. The solid color cardstocks are the Bazil textured cardstocks. This set of cards is on display at the Scrapbooker's Dream in Tewksbury.
The Christmas trees in the second card are made by layering the corner pieces made with the corner punch and designer paper.

The last set of cards are made with the k*i Christmas papers and the perfect presentation set. The background is made from the shimmery Bazil textured cardstock. I used purley pomegranate, always artichoke and certainly celery inks. This set of cards is on display at the Scrapbooker's Dream in Tewksbury.