Friday, October 21, 2016

Stamp Off Cookie Cutter Take It Or Leave It

Buffy, Susan and I are at it again!
Happy Stamp Off Friday.
 This week, we are doing another Take It or Leave It Challenge.
 As indicated in the banner, the artist can use all, or just a
few of the suggestions that are listed.
 I opted to include 3 of the challenge suggestions.
I used the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle (set and punch)
on page 6 of the Holiday Mini.  The Christmas images
in this set are just TOO CUTE!
I felt that the sentiment from Wondrous Wreath, on page 32
of the annual catalog, was a perfect fit for this card.
The DSP comes from the Festive Birthday Designer Series
paper on page 173.  Although this is birthday themed paper,
it works well for other occasions as well!  I used the
coordinating Festive Textured Impressions Embossing
Folder on page 195 to add texture to the Real Red
and Emerald Envy layers.  Somehow, that embossing
caused the card to curl a bit.  Sorry about that!

Now that you've seen my entry in this Stamp Off Challenge,
please hop over to check out Susan and Buffy's
wonderful projects.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Birthday Fiesta Cactus with Banner

I hope that you're not getting bored.  I had to go with 
yet ANOTHER card made with the Birthday Fiesta
stamp set with coordinating Fiesta Time Framelit Dies.
I love the joy that can be captured and shared with this bundle.
The other obvious consideration is that you can quickly
assemble a WOW card that will appeal to guys or gals.
I went with the Stars Textured Impressions Embossing folder,
because it sort of reflects the stars in the banner.

I also like this color combination very much.  It is Crumb Cake,
Rich Razzleberry and the new Sweet Sugarplumb In Color.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Flourish on Woodgrain

I wanted kind of a "rustic" look for this card.  The contrast
between the delicate Flourish thinlit (p 194) and Woodgrain
Textured Embossing Folder on page 195 is irresistible. 
The sentiment comes from the Sunshine Wishes 
Thinlits on page 194.  I keep picking up these thinlits because
the 4 sentiments are incredibly useful.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Stamp Off Christmas Pines Sketch

Happy Stamp Off challenge day, with
Buffy, Susan and myself!!
Today is a sketch challenge.
This was a challenge for me, until I spent a 
bit of time playing with product from the Holiday Catalog.
 The Christmas Pines photopolymer set, with coordinating
Petty Pines Thinlits Dies on page 19 is a delightful
bundle.  I really like the font in this set, which is large enough
to be ready by anyone.  I also enjoy the fact that
the dies can be used to make pine cones or pineapples!
 I've paired this bundle with the Warmth & Cheer Designer
Series Paper stack on page 13.   I added a piece of the
Baker's Twine Trio pack on page 16 to complete this card. 
Now please click to visit Susan and Buffy's blogs,
so that you can enjoy their lovely interpretations of this 
sketch challenge.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Flourish Thinlits on Script DSP

The Flourish Thinlits on page 194 are pretty spectacular.
They allow so many techniques and designs.  In this example,
the framelit negative is positioned over a piece of 
Neutrals Designer Series paper, found on page 174.
These are very quick cards to make, yet interesting
and complex for the recipient.  Win-Win

Friday, October 7, 2016

Stamp Off Cookie Cutter Color Challenge

Hey Friends!   Happy Stamp Off Challenge Friday!
Today, we are having a color challenge.
 Susan, Buffy and I enjoy our challenges because the 
three of us have different styles and color preferences.
Our VERY friendly little challenges stretch each of us,
without requiring that we strictly follow rules or risk
 design team friction.
My card is a little "different, because the woodsy background
is Night of Navy, rather than green.  It makes the moose/reindeer focal image, pop off the deeply colored background.
Products used include the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle,
with coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, found on 
page 6 of the Holiday Catalog.   The "Noel" comes from
the Wonderful Wreath Framelits on page 192.
The two Textured Impressions Embossing Folders,
found on page 195 include the Woodgrain folder
and Woodland Folder.
Now click on over to Buffy and Susan's blogs,
to view their inspiring projects!!