Thursday, October 29, 2015

colourQ challenge #314

This week's colourQ challenge colors are great (and not just because I have them all!!), especially the Rich Razzleberry, What a great color!! I broke our the vintage SU! stamp sets for my card. Print Pattern has always been a favorite and Batty for You is an old stand-by - so easy and fun to use. I didn't even have to fussy-cut Frankenstein - I used my 1-inch circle punch and it fit perfectly inside the text ring. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you and your little (or big!) goblins have a great Halloween weekend!!

Monday, October 26, 2015

colourQ challenge #313

For my card for this week's colourQ challenge, I used an Amuse Studio's set called Fight Like a Girl and a little birthday set from SU! that my sweet stamping friend, Mary Ann, gave me. I repeatedly stamped the balloons to get a bit of gradation. I don't have Going Gray so I stamped HOPE in Basic Gray and used a strip of silvery gray cardstock to ground the balloons. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

'Tis the season for pumpkin EVERYTHING!!

So, I know this little gem won't be seen by anyone except my faithful stamping friend, Mary Ann, but I'm sharing it anyway. I just got this cute little stamp from Neat & Tangled and since I am a major pumpkin fanatic, I had to have it! The inspiration for this card came from the company website and, while it took me forever to make, I like the way it turned out. I stamped the image in SU! Early Espresso ink and heat-embossed with clear embossing powder. Then, I stamped and embossed just the pumpkin, cut it out, and mounted using dimensionals. I used watercolor paper and watercolored rather randomly using Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio, and Squeezed Lemonade. I used SU! Pumpkin Pie cardstock as the base. Thanks for stopping by, Mary Ann, and have a great week!! :D

Sunday, October 18, 2015

colourQ challenge #312

This has been kind of a crazy week, so I had to put my card together rather hastily this afternoon. I hope you like it! The patterned paper is called Pumpkin Patch by Pebbles, and the stamp set is a vintage one from SU! called Batty for You. I added the sequins for a touch of Only Orange and the spider and bat are mounted on Basic Gray circles. Don't you love the googly eyes? They are my favorite! They add just the right amount of movement and dimension. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!!

Friday, October 9, 2015

colourQ challenge #311 (part 2)

I felt like I HAD to make a Halloween card using this week's colourQ challenge colors because they are awesome! I love this jar of eyeballs swimming in Kiwi Kiss liquid. The colors on this paper from We R Memory Keepers match the color palette exactly, which is lucky since I still don't have Wisteria Wonder!! I subbed Concord Crush for it, I think. I've been away from Stampin' Up! so long that I don't know many of the newer In Colors. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!  

Thursday, October 8, 2015

colourQ challenge #311

Sorry my picture is blurry. I mailed the card immediately so there was no re-doing it. I'm hoping to make a Halloween card with these colors later in the week but here's this one in the event I don't get another one made. This week's colourQ challenge colors are wonderful for the season. I've spent the last week putting out fall and Halloween decorations. They are my very favorite, even more so than Christmas!! It's still pretty warm here in East Tennessee, but that doesn't stop me from making soup and drinking pumpkin spice lattes whenever I can! I still don't have Wisteria Wonder so I subbed Lovely Lilac. Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed week!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Captain American Birthday Party

We celebrated our sweet angel baby's 5th birthday a couple of weeks ago with a Captain America party (her choice!). It was surprisingly easy to put together once I narrowed down the list of projects I wanted to complete. Pinterest is both a blessing and a curse. My new philosophy is that I try not to look at the mega over-the-top birthday parties that make me feel defeated before I even start planning. That really helped a couple of years ago when I planned her Very Hungry Caterpillar party. That party could've easily been the death of me because nearly every party I found on-line was huge with elaborate spreads of food representing every single item that darn caterpillar ate!! Let me free you now to actually enjoy your children's birthday parties - YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO IT ALL!! You only have to do what your kid will really love and you can manage. I PROMISE!! No matter how big or small the parties are, my little one always raves about her friends and family being there. That's what always sticks with her!
I have a sweet friend who makes the most delicious cookies so I knew I wanted those. In fact, I planned the date of the party around her availability!! The cake was delicious and made by a local bakery because I once tried my hand at a birthday cake and it was not pretty. I made t-shirts for the little kids, Frisbees as Captain America's shield for everyone, a banner, a wreath, and lots of delicious food! Morgan had a blast and we all enjoyed a wonderfully pleasant afternoon of food and fellowship!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

colourQ challenge #310

This week's colourQ challenge colors are GORGEOUS, perfect for the get-well card I wanted to make! I love the look of coverplates, but they are expensive and often hard for me to use, so I made this one using my Silhouette. After one false start, I actually have something I can use and I love the way it turned out. Since there was no black in the color palette this week, I used the Splat stamp set from PTI to create a colorful sentiment. I had to substitute Tim Holtz's Festive Berries for Riding Hood Red but the rest of the colors are correct - three out of four!! A banner week!! Thanks for stopping by! If you live on the East Coast, I pray your safe in the wake of the hurricane.