Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fiskateer Blog Hop RAK Winner!

Hi there!  Just a quick note:  I went to Random. org and generated a winning number:  Groovy Deb, you're the winner of my RAK- which is a fun stamp set by Close to My Heart!  Congrats!


Friday, September 10, 2010

Orange Blog Hop

Hi there!  I'm participating in the Fiskateers Orange Blog Hop this weekend!  I'm so excited to be a part of it - I love Fiskars products (who doesn't?) and they are so awesome to sponsor a great community of fellow crafters called Fiskateers!  

If you've come here from Regena's Blog  you're in the right place.  If you've just happened across my blog, you may want to start at the beginning at the Fiskateer's Blog and moving on from there!  We have over 40 fun Fiskateers participating in this hop!  Ok, on to the art:

Orange always reminds me of Halloween - so I could not resist making a few fall cards. 

Supplies all Close to My Heart:  Sunset Cardstock, Sunset Ink, Gypsy Cardstock, Gypsy Ink, Black embossing Powder, Sunset Mini Medley Accents, Pear Cardstock, Hooligans Paper Pack and Thriller Stamp Set.  Also used Versa Mark ink for embossing.

This funny Turkey is made using a Big Pinks Just Blooms flower by Close to My Heart.  Supplies include Pewter Brads, Say it in Style Stamp set, Cocoa Ink, Orange Re-inker, Bamboo, Barn Red, Cocoa and Vanilla Cream Cardstocks, Cherry O Creative Basics paper, pop dots all  by Close to My Heart.  Turkey die by Quikutz and Tuscan Sun Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels.

The turkey's feathers really look more orange in person.  I used a waterbrush to add re-inker to the flower until it was the color I liked, then I added the glimmer mist on top.

This card is the "matchbox" card from Close to My Heart's how-to guide, Originals.  Supplies:  Sparkles - unknown, Versa Mark Ink, Sunset cardstock, Sunset Ink, Smokey Plum Cardstock, Black Embossing Powder, Black cardstock, Shimmer brads all by Close to My Heart and Silver glimmer mist by Tattered Angels.

I used the silver glimmer mist to add some shimmer to the paper before I embossed the card.  I am not thrilled with the way the photo turned out, I may have my dear husband try again and I'll repost the photo later.

Hope you enjoyed the projects - and please be sure to keep hopping over to Amy's Blog and see the wonderful art she's creating over there! 

Thanks for hopping along - have a great weekend! 


PS  I do have a RAK that I'll draw a winner for on Sunday night and post back here.  All you need to do is leave a comment! (feel free to follow me, too!)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch

Wow!  Where have I found the time to be so crafty?  Today's artwork is inspired by my favorite holiday, Halloween and the Sweet Sunday Sketch #84.  I just love following sketches to put my own spin on things! 

I really love the new Close to My Heart Colors of Lagoon, Pear and Sunset, which happen to be the colors I've chosen for my Halloween card.  This fun witch stamp and greeting are from Close to My Heart's Fright Night Set.

Supplies:  Fiskars border punch (wave), EK Success punch (spiderweb), B1359 Fright Night stamp set, pear ink, pear cardstock, lagoon cardstock, white daisy cardstock, sunset cardstock and Hooligans paper pack all Close to My Heart.

More Halloween fun to come!  Enjoy!

Stamptacular Sunday Distressing Challenge

Wow!  That makes it sound like it was a troublesome challenge! This week's challenge at Stamptacular Sunday's Challenge Blog LOL I love distressing:  adding ink, sanding, tearing - you name it!  These cards I made for my step son's 17th birthday and my brother's 30th which they both celebrate this weekend.  (my brother is still a kid at heart).

All supplies by Close to My Heart:  Sarsparilla paper pack, Game On paper pack, X-treme stamp set, black and desert sand inks, versa mark ink and black embossing powder.  The layers are inked, crinkled and sanded.

Happy Birthday, Boys!