Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Wisemen Christmas card

Super fast and easy card share today. I am still sharing cards made with the We R Memory Keepers Winter Frost 6x6 paper pad (I got it in the Taylored Expression Key Ingredient card kit in December 2012.)
 I removed this clear stamp set from the package long ago and I don't remember who made it. :-/
All edges were distressed with Memento London Fog ink. The pearls are liquid pearls.
There you have a 5 minute card!!
Yhanks for stopping by!
Until later~

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Our adventures in Girl Scouting- A Daisy's story

 Last Tuesday was Sister's first Girl Scout meeting. She already has a ton of badges she would like to earn, and she is going to have to be on the ball. She is a Daisy this year and because she promotes to Brownies next year her goal is to earn her Petals (11 total) and complete 3 journeys.... plus earn some fun patches along the way.
 We are both brand new to Girl Scouts but that didn't stop me from leading this week's meeting!!
Yea, I really began to worry on Thursday about what I should do at our Tuesday meeting. Thank goodness for Pinterest!! I found tons, and tons, and tons...... of ideas.
 We working on learning the Girl Scout promise, the first part of the Girl Scout Law-  "I will do my best- to be honest and fair....." We practiced being fair. Made crafts, played the M&M game, learned a new song, read a story and decorated cookies!!
And in a blink of an eye, our 2 hours were up! LOL

I think Girl Scouts will be good for Sister. (And I am sure Brother will come to love Girl Scouts too, he has 2 hours sister free! LOL)
I will be updating on her progress throughout the year on how our little Daisy is doing!

Thanks for stopping by!
Until later~

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Warm Hello

I am still working on using some of my hoarded supplies. This is still the We R Memory Keepers Winter Frost paper collection. (The Key Ingredient card kit- December 2012 from Taylored Expressions.) I am thinking that if I can keep at it I will have killed this kit before December 2013! LOL

 I am still loving the color combo used in this collection.

With a name like Winter Frost I feel as if I need to add a little sparkle to my cards. :-)
Paper- We R Memory Keepers Winter Frost and coordinating cardstock (TE KI kit December 2012)
Stamp- Warm Hello- Sweet 'n Sassy
Ink- memento Tuxedo Black, Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Copic markers- E35
 G82, 94
W1, 3, 5
Misc- Icicle Stickles, Prima Say it with Crystals, pop dots and Ribbon from the KI 12/12 KI Kit
I hope you are encouraged to dig out your hoarded stash and create something cute!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Until later~

Monday, October 14, 2013

Using my Hoarded supplies

I have been getting the Key Ingredient Card Kit from Taylored Expressions for a couple of years. Sad to say, but I have a few kits I have not gotten around to using yet. As a personal challenge I am going to be using those hoarded kits.....along with some hoarded stamps!! :-)
The first one I grabbed was the December 2012 kit featuring the We R Memory Keepers Winter Frost 6x6 paper pad.
We R Memory Keepers - Winter Frost Collection - 6 x 6 Paper Pad 
I love the colors, not "Christmasy" but perfect for winter. 

I love the kraft, teal pop of red color combo. The paper collection already had some distressing, so I added some Vintage Photo Distress Ink- it really helps to define the layers.

A little added detail- Glossy Accents added to Santa's glasses.
Stamps- from my stash (I removed them from the package and I don't remember who made them) Sentiment-Peaceful Poinsettia Taylored Expressions
Ink- memento Tuxedo Black, Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Paper- We R Memory Keepers Winter Frost
Dies- Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Rectangles Lg, From the Heart die-Taylored Expressions
Copic Markers-E00, 01
R24, 27, 29
Misc- Glossy Accents, pop dots
I have a couple more cards in the works using this same collection. I will be posting them this week.
Thanks for stopping by!
Until later~

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Leaves are falling

Honestly, after the wind and rain last night I am surprised to see any leaves left on our trees! We had 45 mile per hour winds. I knew I would not be able to go to sleep with the constant roar of the wind so I took advantage of the situation and made a couple of cards.
I am finding lots of inspiration in card challenges that I am finding on-line. I also love to see what others are creating.
This sketch was yesterday's challenge on the Clean & Simple Stamping blog.

After coloring the images I used some Stickles, I really wish the camera would capture the sparkle and shine! This card came together sooo fast thanks to the coordinating dies! I LOVE dies!! Dies mean I don't have to fussy cut!!
Stamp- Falling for you (SOTM) Taylored Expressions and Coordinating dies
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic markers- E31, 35, 57
Y17, 19, 21
Stickles- Yellow and Icicle
Bazzill Cardstock, Dark Chocolate and Clay Cayon- PTI

Clean & Simple Stamping- 262! Sketch
4 Crafty Chicks- Crazy about wheels
Brown Sugar Challenge- #63 Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity- R#145 Clean and Simple
Chocolate Coffee Challenges- Autumn NOT Halloween
Inky Impressions Challenges- IIC #129 Glitter and Sparkle

Thanks for stopping by!
Until later~

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Pink Elephant color challenge

We have the makings of a busy week here so I am sharing another card while I have some free time. I have said it a million times, I am not a big fan of Halloween. It is just not my thing. Having said that (again!) I am going to show you what I made yesterday.
 I will also mention that I made this card for another challenge I found on-line. The Pink Elephant's challenge this week is a color challenge- Black, orange and purple. Sounds like fun, huh? This was an easy one for me, for some reason I had bought this stamp a couple of years ago and had not inked it up yet. (I am not happy with the way the Memento Tuxedo ink worked on the tree. I think I need to get a Versafine Black Onyx ink pad.)

I actually like the way it turned out, well except for the tree. I love the way that the moon turned out! (I think I remember now why I bought this stamp, just so I could try the moon technique. LOL) Here on the prairie we get lots of chances to see the huge moon rising over the horizon. Love it!
 I used my circle punch to make a stencil for the moon, then ink was applied with the Ranger ink blending tool and a makeup sponge.
So, for my black, orange and purple card I used the following supplies-
Stamp- Halloween Night cling (I am not able to find this one on-line)
Ink- memento Tuxedo Black, Palette Hybrid ink Raw Sienna and Sun Flower, and Tim Holtz Black Soot and Spiced Marmalade
Paper- Echo Park Chillinsworth Manor 6x6 pad (old) and PTI cardstock Smokey Shadow, Canyon Clay and Plum pudding
Copic markers- C2
Misc- We R Memory Keepers Black Onyx Washi tape and  Kaisercraft Black pearls
 OK, so I will admit this is a little out side of the box for me, but I enjoyed making it.So, tell me what you think of my card.
 A big thank you to The Pink Elephant for the challenge. Head on over and check out the other entries.
Thanks for stopping by!!
Until later~

Monday, October 7, 2013

Eureka Stamps Challenge #60- Anything Goes

Last week my friend Kristie posted a beautiful card on her blog for a challenge at Eureka Stamps. (She is on the DT for Eureka, stop by and check her out at Kristie Kreates.)The theme was "Wings and things" when I saw the theme I wanted to play along and I knew exactly which stamp set I wanted to use!So, I got busy and stamped this image from Delightfully Spooky, I paper pieced her little dress and used some Copic Markers to color the image......... and then I got busy with other things and didn't get her finished before the deadline to submit her! My disappointment was brief, this morning  I was very excited to see the new theme for the challenge this week is "Anything Goes!!" Yeah, I get to submit this little darling after all! Yeah, for submitting for the first time!

Isn't she adorable?  And can you believe she is part of a Halloween set? I love fall, but Halloween is not my thing, unless it is "cute" Halloween. (Remind me that I don't like Halloween when I post my next card!! LOL It is another Halloween card, and not the cutsie kind. LOL)

Here is the completed card. I got a little bit carried away with the layers, don't you think? LOL
Stamp- Delightfully Spooky- The Angel Company (they are now out of business)
Ink- Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper- PTI Dark Chocolate and Jillibean Soup-Cheddar Soup
Misc- Chocolate ribbon and Kaisercraft-Chocolate pearls, Icicle Stickles, small scallop border die, pop dots
Copic Markers- E00, 11, 20, 21
YR12, 15, 18
E55, 57, 59
Inspiration- Eureka Stamps- "Anything Goes" Challenge #60
Now, click on over to Eureka Stamps and see what the Design Team has to share, as well as the other entries in the challenge. And stop by Kristie's blog and tell her Lisa sent ya. :-)
Thanks for stopping by!
Until later~

Friday, October 4, 2013

Sending smiles....

Today I am sharing another CASed card. You can see the original HERE. I did change it up slightly, I used a paper flower on mine and I didn't use any ribbon.

I used the September Key Ingredient card kit and Stamp of the month stamp set from Taylored Expressions. I used some colored ink, I really can not remember the last time I used something other than black or brown!! The I used was not a good match for the cardstock, but when I used the 2nd generation stamp technique it matched perfectly! (2nd generation stamping is when you ink up your stamp, stamp it on a scratch paper and then onto the paper you are using without re-inking. This gives you a lighter shade of ink color.)
When you cut your 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock you can get 4 mats from one sheet, so I went ahead and made four identical cards. I love the sentiment, it is perfect to send to the folks "back home."
Paper- We R Memory Keepers Chalkboard 6x6 pad,  Bazzill cardstock
Ink- memento Tuxedo Black, Orangerie Palette Ink
Misc- paper flower, Pearl- Kiaser Scrapbook
Yeah for quick cards!! 
Thanks for stopping by!!
Until later~

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mojo Monday Card Sketch Challenge 312 card

Today I am playing along with a challenge from Mojo Monday. It is the challenge from last week. Super cute sketch.

Here is my card....

I used a lot of old stuff on this one. It feels good to use up some of the stuff I have had around for awhile. Hailey let me borrow her ice pop stamp, one from a company that is now out of business.
Paper- My Mind's Eye- Lime Twist Out of the Blue (The company no longer sells this line)
Copics- BG 11, 13, 15 and 18
E21, 25
Stickles- Crystal
Misc- Pop dot and circle punch
You can click on the sketch photo to go to Mojo Monday's blog. Click on the photo to enlarge it.
Thanks for stopping by!
Until later~