Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Thanksgiving Cards 2007

It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving has come and gone and it's almost Christmas time. Man how time flies. Below are the cards I made for my family and Geeta for Thanksgiving. These are my first Thanksgiving cards. I didn’t have Thanksgiving stamps last year. Along with Stampin’ Up! Stamps, I used some Amuse stamps that I purchased during one of Geeta’s Amuse classes in Salado. The Amuse cards are my own designs, but the other ideas came from I hope you enjoy these.

Paper: Apricot Appeal, Bravo Burgundy, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White Card Stock
Ink: StazOn Black and Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Give Thanks, Fancy Flexible Phrases, and Canvas
Accessories: Photo Corners Punch, Twine (Hemp) - Not seen in picture...I tied it through the eyelets, and Jumbo Eyelets
Techniques: Masking and Sponging

Paper: Blue Bayou, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White Card Stock
Ink: StazOn Black, Blue Bayou and Ruby Red
Stamps: Autumn Harvest, Give Thanks, and Crosshatch
Accessories: Photo Corners Punch, Large Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, Vintage Brads, Blue Bayou Double-Stitched Ribbon, Markers - Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, More Mustard, Really Rust, Ruby Red, and Old Olive and Small Safety Pin
Techniques: Masking

Paper: Mellow Moss, Bashful Blue and Whisper White Card Stock
Ink: StazOn Black, Basic Black and Mellow Moss
Stamps: Pilgrim Boy (Amuse), Pilgrim Girl (Amuse), Holidays & Wishes and Polka Dot
Accessories: Markers - Blush Blossom and Summer Sun, May Arts White Ruffle Ribbon, Marvy Giga Scalloped Oval Punch, Marvy Mega Oval Punch, and Gold Stickles

Paper: Wild Wasabi, Close to Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White Card Stock
Ink: StazOn Black
Stamps: Tom Turkey (Amuse) and Pictograms
Accessories: Markers - Real Red, Close to Cocoa, Really Rust, More Mustard, Ruby Red, and Pumpkin Pie, May Arts Green and Orange Striped Ribbon, Large Oval Punch (SU), Marvy Giga Scalloped Circle Punch, Marvy Mega Circle Punch, and Traffic Jam Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Paper: Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White Card Stock
Ink: StazOn Black, Always Artichoke and Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Thankful Season and Baroque
Accessories: Markers - Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Always Artichoke, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Elegant Eggplant, Key Tag Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, White Grosgrain Ribbon, and Gold Eyelets

Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Purely Pomegranate, Really Rust, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White Card Stock
Ink: StazOn Black and Really Rust
Stamps: Thankful Season and Print Pattern
Accessories: Markers - Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie, Glorious Green, Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Real Red, Ruby Red, Perfect Plum, Summer Sun, Old Olive, Garden Green, Creamy Caramel and Close to Cocoa , Key Tag Punch, and May Arts White Polka Dot Ribbon

Paper: Ruby Red, Really Rust, More Mustard and Whisper White Card Stock
Ink: StazOn Black
Stamps: Classic Thanksgiving (Stampendous)
Accessories: Markers - Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Ruby Red, and Close to Cocoa, and Wrought Iron Corner Slot Punch

November Bumper Card

I made a Thanksgiving card for my November Bumper card. Bet you can't guess what kind of card I will make in December. Anyway, I made a matchbook card with an idea I got off of I think it turned out really cute.

Paper: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou and Whisper White Card Stock
Ink: StazOn Black and Blue Bayou
Stamps: Give Thanks
Accessories: Markers – Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Going Gray and Glorious Green, White Floss, and Scallop Cutting Blade
Techniques: Matchbook card and Masking

Monday, December 17, 2007

Tagged for the 1st Time

I have been tagged by Geeta...and for the 1st time. So here goes nothin'.

The rules of the game:
  • Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
  • Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog, we all want to know them.
  • Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
  • Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Seven random/weird facts about me....I probably could do more than seven, but I don't want to bore anyone.

  1. I collect Ernies. You know Ernie from Sesame Street. I don't know why but I do. I think he is so cute. I have a bookcase in my craft room that is filled with Ernies that my parents, sisters and friends have given to me.
  2. Before I moved to Texas I hated Sour Cream and BBQ sauce. Needless to say that after living here I now love these 2 things and can't believe I wouldn't eat them before.
  3. I blush to admit this one but I love High School Musical and the Cheetah Girls. I own the movies and the CDs. But I guess that is expected because I love to watch musicals...and these are modern day musicals.
  4. I love to dance. I took salsa dancing and belly dancing a few years back and loved it.
  5. I am the biggest procrastinator. I don't think that I can function without stress, so I always wait til the last minute to do things. When I was in college I would try to start papers early but couldn't think of any ideas...and then the night before it was due I would crank out a good paper. Hence my lateness with getting my Christmas cards done.
  6. I use ... too much. Since I started blogging I realized that I rely on using ... when typing. I do this at work too.
  7. And last but not least...I can touch my tongue to my nose. It's a worthless talent, but hey at least I have a talent(???).

So now that I've scared everyone with my random facts...I need to tag seven people. Since I am new to the blogging and tagging thing, Geeta gave me some names of people to tag. Thanks, Geeta!!!!

  1. Linda
  2. Carole
  3. Christine
  4. Nancy
  5. Tobey
  6. Rhiannon
  7. Jody

Friday, December 7, 2007

Halloween Cards 2007

I made my Halloween cards the weekend before Halloween. My family was in town visiting and I had to wait until they headed home before starting on my cards, especially since I make a mess when I'm stamping. I got a lot of the ideas from and one was inspired by the technique Geeta taught us in Hostess Club in October.

Paper: Only Orange, Basic Black and Whisper White Card Stock
Ink: Basic Black and Whisper White
Stamps: Web Wishes and Best Fiends
Accessories: Clear Embossing Power
Techniques: Split Negative (I learned this technique in Geeta's hostess club)

Paper: Only Orange, Basic Black and Whisper White Card Stock
Ink: Basic Black
Stamps: Batty for You and All Year Cheer III
Accessories: Scallop Punch, White Gel Pen, Basic Black Marker, Tiny Bubbles Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Paper: Wild Wasabi, Mellow Moss, River Rock, Basic Black and Whisper White Card Stock
Ink: StazOn Black
Stamps: Haunting Halloween
Accessories: Markers - Basic Black, Going Gray, Yoyo Yellow, and Green Galore, White Gel Pen, May Arts Ribbon - Black Polka Dot and White Polka Dot, Corner Rounder Punch

Paper: Green Galore, Orchid Opulence, Only Orange, Basic Black and Whisper White Card Stock
Ink: StazOn Black and Silver Encore!
Stamps: Haunting Halloween and Halloween Backgrounds
Accessories: Markers - Basic Black, Yoyo Yellow, Green Galore, Orchid Opulence, Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa, and Creamy Caramel, Silver Cord, 1/2" Circle Punch, and Corner Rounder Punch

Paper: Only Orange, Basic Black and Whisper White Card Stock and Designer Series Paper - Creepy Crawly
Ink: Basic Black and Whisper White
Stamps: Batty for You, Happy Everything, and All Holidays
Accessories: Scallop Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensional, and SpongeTechniques: Sponging

Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black and Whisper White Card Stock
Ink: Basic Black
Stamps: Batty for You, Autumn Apparitions, and Polka Dot
Accessories: 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Double Rectangle Punch, Paper Snips, and Googlie Eyes

Thursday, December 6, 2007

October Bumper Card

Here is my October Bumper card and naturally I had to make a Halloween card. I have to give props to Camille for being okay with me getting it to her a little late. Thanks, rock! It sure is hard to make time to make cards when you have relatives in town visiting for a week. Anyway I borrowed this idea from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini 2007 book...if you weren't able to guess. It's hard to be creative when you feel rushed to get all your Halloween cards done.

Paper: Yoyo Yellow and Whisper White Card Stock, Designer Series Paper - Creepy Crawly
Ink: Basic Black and Glorious Green
Stamps: Autumn Apparitions
Accessories: Markers - Only Orange and Glorious Green, Black Brads, Dimensionals and Paper Snips