Sunday, October 31, 2010

Challenge #12 - Halloween Colors

Happy Halloween Everyone!

The DT Challenge this week has been Halloween Colors!  Here's my card to finish off the week of samples for you. 

I used the ever so sweet set called "Get Well Soon".  Colored the teddy with copics in my Halloween colors and layered onto Basic Grey Fusion DP and orange CS.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!  Be safe out there!


Friday, October 29, 2010

Heee Hee Heee...

Trick or Treat! Tomorrow is Halloween and I can think of no better way to avoid eating all the candy in my candy bucket than to lock myself in my stamping room to make a few festive creations!

Halloween Colors? Well, I guess you can say the traditional colors are green, purple and I think I followed the line pretty well this week even though I added a few more to the mix.

I decided to make a square cardfront that will double as a scrapbook page for my three year old niece. She loves playing dress-up all year long and has been wearing her costume (a cute little bat fairy) for WEEKS around her house. I don't make pages often, but Halloween and Christmas seem to get the most showcase in my scrapbook layouts anyway.

On this creation, I used one of my most favorite WoodwareUSA sets (I think I say that about all of my sets, but it's TRUE!) called Mary and Friends. I added a little witch hat (QuickCutz) to Mary's head so she and her friend "Boo" can spook the town Sunday night!

I noticed something as I was making this card. I always seem to add a few more curls to Mary's hair. For some reason, I think a fuller set of hair is easier to color with my copics. What would you do? Keep it the same or add some more?

I hope you have a fun Sunday evening and have some fun stamping too! Remember, If you want to play along in the "Make an Everyday Set HALLOWEENIE" Contest, the deadline is tonight. So post your card on Piali's post HERE and you will have a chance to win a WOODWARE PRIZE!!!


Hello Everyone!!
Its day again! This week's challenge is Halloween Colors.
We always don't have all the stamps for every ocassion ...I know I don't! Sometimes we don't want to spend on specific holidays/celebrations stamps because we won't get to use them all year long....but we all love to make cards for all of Halloween !
So today I used a non halloween image with few seasonal papers and some supplies from my backyard to make a Halloween card..
How cute is that puppy witch on the broom!!!
I've used A Dog's Life stamp set. 
Just tied some Raffia to a piece of twig to make the flying broom... then added  witches hat to the cute puppy.
I used some of Woodware USA's fabulous Peel off sickers too.
So here is cute Halloween card with everyday stamp set !

If you would like to play along with us you can link your creation here.
You don't have to use a WoodwareUSA set but if you do, you will get an additional chance in the drawing for a special WOODWAREUSA prize.
You've until October 30th to post your get your stamps out and have fun!!

Thanks for stopping by..

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Colors

This week's challenge is to use Halloween Colors. I don't have any Halloween stamps, but that didn't stop me from using Halloween Colors! I grabbed my Birthday Fun set and my Mixed Greetings set and made a Clean and Simple Birthday card in Orange, Green and Purple. :)

I stamped the balloon and the sentiment on the card, then stamped the balloon again on a piece of Cream cardstock, after I colored the balloon with my Copic Markers I cut it out and glued it over the balloon on the printed card.

I added Crystal Effects to the balloon to make it really shine...

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween Colors Challenge... My Turn!

OK.. My take on Halloween colors are green, orange and purple. So... I thought... why not use this awesome Flower Frames set. I stamped 4 images... colored them in with the challenge colors and then I arranged them in this pattern, I stamped the little vine on the orange paper to make my background paper. And no way could I make a card with no bling...people would think I was ill! SOOO, I added some gems in the corner and one in the center. Please check back soon as we will be having a blog hop featuring some of the new sets that we have... and we will be making some changes to our challenges... so stay tuned!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween Color Challenge

I am not really into Halloween so I don't have much in the way of Halloween images.  I took out all of my Woodware stamp sets and the cat that came with the House Proud set made me think of a black cat for Halloween - and the rest came together from there.  I paper pieced the curtains with "Halloween" paper and I colored the Halloween eve sunset with water color pencils and an Aquabrush.  I stamped the cat on the windowsill and colored him in with a black Copic marker (it is a line art image).  I just penciled in the moon rising.  The curtains are up on foam squares.
Just a reminder - Woodware is giving a free ink pad with every order until December 25.
Please come back tomorrow to see what Dawn created for Halloween!
Supplies: Stamps - WoodwareUSA House Proud; Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; Paper - PaperTrey, Halloween dp from stash; Misc - Water color pencils, Aquabrush, Copic Marker, Foam Squares's a Halloween challenge!

It’s Monday…where did the weekend go? Sorry my post is a bit late, but I battled a migraine last night, and it won, so I hit my bed at an unprecedented time for me…8:00! I’m better now, but I’m battling that lovely headache hangover.

This week’s challenge at Woodware USA is to use Halloween colors. How fitting, right? I was also able to use an adorable set called Wizardry! It has many different sayings and images, and it doesn’t have to be used solely for Halloween. Check it out HERE. Don’t forget that you can still get your two free Inky Link stamp pads with any purchase from Woodware USA. Tell your friends!! Check out the Woodware USA design team blog for more inspiration!

Card Details:
Stamps: Wizardry by Woodware USA
Paper: Eerie by Basic Grey; Tangerine Tango and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Ink: Tangerine Tango by SU; Palette Noir
Accessories: Copic markers; Spica Glitter pens; SU ticket corner punch; Kaiser black pearls; SU black satin ribbon

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Challenge #11 - Anything But A Card

Hi All,

I altered a little 2-1/4" square acetate gift box for my project this week.  I'm thinking these would be great little treat holders for the upcoming holidays!

I started out by stamping my little penguin guy from the "Penguin Fun" set on white cardstock and coloring with copics. I trimmed it to fit over an oval chipboard piece I had and then glazed over it with UltraThick clear embossing powder.  I attached a little beaded chain around the side of the chipboard and added a half-back pearl to his hat.  I die cut a scalloped oval for the base out of colored tin that I got from my LSS.
Hope you have been having a great week!  Be sure to stop by tomorrow to check out a brand new Woodware USA challenge!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Magic Potion?

Want a little sip? It's just a little magic potion to get you into the stamping mooooodddd...Really! Ha!

Hello- Kerry here to share my not-a-card-creation with you today. I decided to mix up a little magic potion and poured it into a tall bud vase (yep, for roses) and added a festive tag on the black straw. Such a fun way to spruce up a drink for a party, right?
I'm getting into the mood for my sister's annual Halloween Bash and this little potion will be a hit for sure. Wanna know the recipe? Well, you'll have to post a comment to know the secret recipe.
Woodware's Wizardry set was the perfect set for this cute tag. I started out by distressing with Ranger Rusty Hinge distress ink, then "generation" stamped the bubbles from the cauldron around the edges of the tag. After that, I doodled a border, stamped some stars in Ranger Stormy Sky distress ink, added my Copic colored dragon, stamped and doodled the sentiment (You can even hand write a name if you don't want a phrase like I used), popped on some bling and the fun fibers and POOF...It was done!
Make your holiday and party service a hit with little tags like these. Attach the tags to a bendy draw and it's a perfect treat! I think the tall bud "glass" is a unique way to spice up a boring drink presentation too...Give it a try!
Stop by tomorrow for another ANYTHING BUT A CARD creation as Anne finishes off the week of inspiration. Make sure to stop by the shop too. It's now time for my holiday card making extravaganza so watch for some of the newest stamp sets (Many of the Christmas ones) to show up here and on my blog!!! Join me in some fun too...I've got PRIZES!!!
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Friday, October 22, 2010

ABC challenge: Corner Bookmark

Hello Everyone!!
Happy Friday! Its my turn to share my Anything But Card challenge project today.
We can do so much more with our stamps ..just not only for cards and scrapbook. I made a corner bookmark for my daughter...she loves to ready!

You can find the tutorial HERE.
The cute bear is from Teddy Remembers stamp set...

Its easy & fun  project... makes a great gift too. I'll make two more for the will be perfect with bookstore Gift card for  the holidays!
Be sure to play along with us...please link your projects here we would love to see them.

Thanks for stopping by..

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sweet Treat

This week's Challenge is "Anything but a Card." I decided to try out a "Matchbook Treat." I used Traditional Christmas Greetings for the image and the sentiment and a little bit of the new Memory Box Christmas paper...

The mints are glued inside the bottom flap just by the wrapper...
Here is a side view with the mints peeking through the side...
Stamps: Traditional Christmas Greetings
Paper: Tinsel (Memory Box,) Cool Caribbean, Cranberry Crisp, White
Ink: Cranberry Crisp, Black
Misc: Gems, Snowflake Sticker, Twill Ribbon

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Anything But a Card

Anything But a Card is definitely a challenge for me!  I decided to make some bookmarks to go with holiday presents and I thought the Angels stamp set was a good one to use for the holidays.
This is one of three sweet angels in the set.  I used a precut bookmark and stamped the angel and some music notes and finished it off with a ribbon. 
Just a reminder that with any purchase you will receive two free ink pads from Woodware.  This offer is good until tomorrow, October 19!  
Come back tomorrow to see what Dawn created for this Anything But a Card challenge!  I loved Nancy's altered box (see yesterday's post) and I can't wait to see what the other DT members created - I am hoping to get some good ideas!

Monday, October 18, 2010

It's as easy as A-B-C!

It’s Monday, and we have a treat for you!! This week’s challenge for our Woodware USA design team is ANYTHING BUT A CARD (A-B-C)! This really is a challenge for me each time that we do it. I get into the card rut, so I seldom venture out into the world of “other things.” Today, I did!

I have a box that came in a pack of six from Martha Stewart Crafts. It is designed to hold treats (brownies, bars, cookies, etc.), so I decided to jazz it up a bit. I tend to give more treats around the holidays, so I made this for Christmas. I kept the stamping simple, but I loved that I could assemble the phrase “we wish you a Merry Christmas” through stamps in the set called Traditional Christmas Greetings. It is a great all purpose set, and it gives you a large amount of greetings, both religious and secular.

I used a set of paper from My Mind’s Eye called Colorful Christmas, and it is adorable…so glad that I had some left over from last year because this box took up a lot! The box is almost 9 inches square, and the depth is 2 ½ inches. The ribbon is Purely Pomegranate satin ribbon from Stampin’ Up.

See you tomorrow!! Stay tuned for more awesome samples from the design team this week!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Challenge #10 - A Stitch of a Card!

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Here's the final sample of the week for the Faux Stitching challenge!  I used "Flower Frames" and "All Through the Year" sets for this card.  

I stamped the vine-y frame image from the Flower Frames set but didn't ink up the little flower that's located on the lower right of that frame to leave extra room for my sentiment.  I added Primas over the flowers that were part of the frame image and embellished with some faux pearls.

I then stamped the "Birthday Wishes" sentiment from "All Through the Year" inside the frame onto green DP from Basic Grey Capella paper pad. 

I off-set another piece of BG Capella DP to the lower left side of the card and used my Signo Uniball white ink pen to add the faux stitching around it.

Next I created a little loop from coordinating papers and attached it with with a white brad. 

This card is sized to fit a 3-5/8" x 6-1/2" envelope -- I picked up a box of them from a local office supply store and found them to be a really fun size to use!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Whooo's into stitches???

Trick-or-treat? I guess today could be a trick if you are into Halloween. This week we're throwing in a little faux stitching on our creations and I decided to pull out my cute Owl Greetings set. I've used this set so many times with my students this month. It's such a great set for fall and the kiddos just LOVE to color it!
Can you see the faux stitching in the patterned paper (old Recollections paper)? I thought this paper was the PERFECT fit for this week's challenge! I thought I'd better not take a short cut either so I used a brown sparkly pen to create my faux stitches on the creamy rectangle. Tying a little ribbon along the top just finished the card off!

This card measures 3x6 and has no layering other than the framed owl area. I thought the patterned paper was perfect just the way it was so I didn't mount it on any other cardstock.

Have a little fun with faux stitching and if you do, don't forget to share...We'd love to see it. Remember that the two free Inky Links (USE CODE: inkylinksfree) deal will end on October 20, so hurry before the deal is G O N E!!! Honestly, it's a steal because you can use your 22% off discount on your order of 45$ or more PLUS get the two free pads!!!
Come back tomorrow as Anne shows one final creation for this week's FAUX STITCHING challenge!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Stitch it up!!

Hello Everyone!!!
Happy Friday! Here is my card for this week's FAUX STITCHING challenge. I love this technique !
I like to use my white gel pen for it...

A simple holiday card with lots of faux stitches. I used Traditional Christmas Greetings stamp the small holiday images in this set, perfect for any holiday cards.
So play along with us your faux stitched projects.
Don't forget that WoodwareUSA is offering the two free ink pads with every purchase until October 20th! 
Thanks for stopping by...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

In Stitches

This week's Challenge is Faux Stitching. I love this technique, but forget to pull out my Mat Stack! I'm glad this was the challenge...I may leave my Paper Piercer out on the desk for awhile!!

I had fun playing with the little flowers included in the Mixed Greetings set. I had a piece of leftover Kraft CS sitting on my table and it made a smaller than normal card, so the small scale flowers were perfect! My card base measures 3" x 4.25".

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Having Some Cocktails and Faux Stitching ...

Dawn here, showing you the challenge of the week... Faux Stitching! I used the cocktail set and nesties to make a fun shaped card.I had to stop myself or else I would make it look like Frank-en Card!LOL!
I also used crystal effects on the glass and glitter on the rim! Please play along with this challenge and show us your stuff! We would love to see what you create and even feature it here on our blog! Thanks for popping in and come back to see the other DT members take on this challenge! 

Monday, October 11, 2010

Faux Stitching

Hi - Harriet here.  This week's challenge is faux stitching - not something I often do so it was good for me to be reminded to use this technique.  I used an angel from the Angels set, the colors for Stacy's Curtain Call:
and this week's sketch challenge from Our Creative Corner blog.
I paper pieced the angel's clothes and I used the SU! Mat pack and a paper piercer to create the holes for my faux cross stitching.
Don't forget that Woodware is offering the two free ink pads with every purchase until October 20th!  Come back here tomorrow to see what Dawn created for the faux stitching challenge!

A Stitch in Time...

Our challenge this week at Woodware USA is to use Faux Stitching on our cards…a sometimes forgotten technique that really adds some fun dimension to your work. I just love this adorable set from Woodware called A Winter’s Day. It is so wonderfully drawn and easy to color. You know that I seem to measure the worthiness of a stamp by its colorability! (I know, it’s not a word…still!)

Don’t forget that you still have time to receive two free ink pads from Woodware USA with any order!! It’s a seriously great deal!!

The paper that I used today is from Jovial by Basic Grey, and I used Chocolate Chip and Really Rust from Stampin’ Up. The ribbon is also Stampin’ Up, and I have my lovely triple bow courtesy of the Bow Easy!!

Thanks for stopping by today…stop back the rest of the week for more inspiration from the design team!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Challenge #9 - You're a Hoot!

Hi All,

Have you tried out our challenge for this week yet? Today's the last day of our samples for a "Monochromatic Cards" challenge! Haven't the girls done great with this one!!

I used "Owl Greetings" for my card and the "Purple Toes" Inky Links ink to sponge around the edges. I have to say, I am loving these little pads, the colors are unique and similar to chalk ink. Super value from Woodware!!
To get the embossed scallop around my owl image, I first cut out my circle, then I embedded the next smaller sized scallop die into the circle and ran it through my Big Shot using the sandwich recipe to emboss but not cut through the paper. I left the die embedded in the circle and then sponged on the "Purple Toes" ink.

My owl is colored in with Copics and I used a white gel pen to add faux stitching and highlights to complete the card.

Be sure to come back tomorrow when we introduce a brand new challenge and a whole new week of samples each day!!


Saturday, October 9, 2010


This week's challenge is to work in a monochromatic theme so I decided to step WAY out of my usual comfort zone and go with GREEN! I did something terribly painful to my back this week and I'm so sore! Over ten years ago, I had lower back surgery and ever since that day, things have been great...until this FRIDAY. OUCH...I hope I didn't mess it up again and a little bit of rest over the long weekend will cure my pain...This little card was all I could muster up...through the pain...and feeling TOTALLY GREEN....

I pulled out the clear acetate for this weeks card too, did all kinds of cutting on my newest stamp set if you really want to know. Cut the sentiment off one of the stamps in the Take it EZ set so I could straighten it (Since I can't seem to straighten my back out!), cut the little bug out of the jar so I could fill it with some GREEN pills...and those little pills inside the jar were cut away from the RX bottle...Poppin' meds myself to get rid of the aches! This week the featured stamp sets for my card include: Take it EZ (Oh boy do I need to do that!) and Easy Stitching (That's about what my back spazms feel like... Dizzy???)

A little bit of sparkly Stickles on the green pills should do the trick to get me back in shape, right??? And oh, maybe the fumes from my Copics will help ease the pain too!!!

Stop back tomorrow, for a HEALTHIER Monochromatic card and stay tuned Monday for another FUN weekly challenge. Until then, I'm off to bed!

Friday, October 8, 2010


Hello Everyone!!!
Its time for MONOCHROMATIC challenge...when I've to pick only one color...I'll go with my favorite one..WHITE!!!

The gorgeous stamp set is FLORA... love the flowers in it! The sentiment is from Mixed Greetings stamp set.
Just heat embossed the images with gold embossing powder and trimmed it!! A simple thank you card!!

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Have a great weekend!!