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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Stitch Club Gift

Every year in December, my stitch club makes a stitched something and we exchange at the Christmas party.  This is my gift this year.  I like how it turned out!  It was fun to make the frame.  I painted it and modge podged the scrapbook cardstock to it, tied the ribbons on and added some cardstock flowers on that I cut from my Cricut.  I hope whomever receives it is as happy with it as I am!  

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

ColourQ Challenge #111

Hello again!  I am really excited about this week's creation for the ColourQ #111 Challenge!

The colors are super fab this week!  Perfect for fall.  Here the are:

I was blessed with inspiration this week!  LOVE that!  I wanted to make a list where I could record things I am thankful for each day of the month of November.  So as I was thinking of that, I thought of Josh Groban's song 'Thankful' that I just LOVE, and I had the words to use for the top of the list.  Truly, if you haven't heard Josh's 'Thankful' I urge you to check it out!  It is one of my all time favorite songs.  It is on his Christmas album.
So, here is my creation:

The top close up:

 And another look:

I created most of this in Photoshop.  Apart from the patterned paper (which I recolored) I created everything from scratch!  I created the leaf with the custom shape tool and then made it a clipping mask on the patterned paper to make it patterned.  I printed it and cut it out and pop dotted it on the flourish.

The 'So much to be' and 'for' are in Crumb Cake.  Crumb Cake also appears on the } on the bottom.  Just wanted to clarify that in case it was hard to see! ;)

Today I think I'll write that I am thankful for inspiration!

Thanks for looking at my blog!  I am so glad you do!!  I love reading your comments too!

Have a creative day!

Photoshop: Adobe
Digi Papers & Embellishments: Carina Gardner Coquette Flirt, Jen Allyson Halloween Freebie Kit, Karen Funk In Bloom(}), Shabby Princess Happy Go Lucky (flourish)
Nestablitlies: Spellbinders
Fonts: Chocolate Box Decorative, AR Decode
Cardstock: Stampin Up!, unknown
Embossing Plate: Stampin Up!
Cuttlebug: Provo Craft
Printer: Epson

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

ColourQ Challenge #110

Hello!!  I hope you are all having a marvelous November.  I am for sure!!  There is a gorgeous full moon out there tonight.  Maybe you can create by the light of it tonight too!

Here are the colors for ColourQ this week:

My inspiration this week came from these adorable pumpkins made from tree stumps.  I mean seriously!  How cute are these!!??!!

I had never heard of the Dusty Durango color before.  And I am going to be honest when I say the Pool Party was the killer for me this week.  But I think I was able to make it work nicely.  (At least I hope so!)   So without any more chit chat, here is my card:

This is my first oval pumpkin.  I like how it turned out.  Let me know what you think!  Have a creative day!!
Cardstock: Stampin Up!, Coredinations, KMA, unknown
Cuttlebug: Provo Craft
Embossing Folders: Stampin Up!, Provo Craft
Cricut Machine & cartridges: Provo Craft
Stamps: Stampin Up!, Studio G
Ink: Stampin Up!
Ribbon: Pebbles, Inc.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

ColourQ Courtier

I am thrilled to announce this week that I was chosen as a Courtier this week at the ColourQ!  Here is the post: ColourQ Challenge #109 Winners

There were some seriously AMAZING cards this week and I am so grateful to have been chosen among them!!

Here is my winning card (more info on the previous post)

Thanks to all of my blog readers!!  I appreciate you so much!!  Have a creative day!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

ColourQ Challenge #109

Hello!  OK, honestly, I looked at the colors this week and thought, "No way am I going to make a card this week.  I cannot think of how those would pull together in a card!"  But I gave it a little thought and came up with not only one card, but two.

Here is the (initially scary) color pallette:

 I needed to make a male birthday card, so I was pleased that these colors would work well for that.  So I used my Cricut and a super cute stamp set I just picked up last week from Studio G and made this cupcake card:
We had a beautiful Halloween with highs in the 60's.  But yesterday we got snow!  This is my front lawn yesterday:

Hooray!  I LOVE snow!! :)  SO, I decided as I was making the cupcake card, that these colors would make a GREAT snowman card!  I used the Telescoping Card tutorial at SplitCoast Stampers and here is my snowman:

 Then he unfolds to this:

I had fun making him!!

After some contemplation, I decided to enter the snowman card in ColourQ, if I can only choose one.  

Thanks for checking out my blog!!  I hope you have a creative day!  And don't forget to leave your comments! :)

Cupcake Supplies:
Cardstock: Stampin Up!, KMA, Coredinations, Unknown
Cricut and Sweet Treats Cartridge: Provo Craft
Stamp: Studio G
Ink: Stampin Up!

Snowman Telescoping Card:
Cardstock: Stampin Up!, KMA, Coredinations, Unknown
Cricut and George Cartridge: Provo Craft
Stamps: Close to My Heart
Cuttlebug: Provo Craft
Embossing Folder: Stampin Up!
Mat Pack: Stampin Up!
Paper Piercer: Making Memories
Brads: Making Memories