Sunday, September 26, 2010

Trick or Treat Brownie!

I like using neutral CS. Reminds me of all the flavors of cappuccino and that goes great with brownies!

Ahhh, back to the card...

The front...

The inside...

If you checked out my blog post yesterday, you would notice that I used an image from the same set, SU! Greeting Card Kids. It reminds me of the Campbell Soup Kids!
I was inspired by the following challenges...

Color and Inspiration Challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge noticed the changing seasons and to highlight fall colors.
Meljens Designs also likes autumn colors this week
Our Creative Corner ask for Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Soft suede, and Espresso Brown
Paper Play likes Coffee and Cream colors - YUM!
Stamp Challenge like Fall colors
Craftalicious is also looking for Fall Colors
Moxie Fab World had a gorgeous afghan for inspiration
4 Crafty Chicks is also celebrating Fall
By the Cute and Girly is wanting an Indian Summer
Crafty Creations is keeping their eyes open for Autumn 
Stamps R Us is celebrating Halloween

The following challenges inspired the embellishment:
The Alphabet Challenge is V for Vintage
Sentimental Sunday wants to see dimension and the sentiment is on the inside
Stampin' B's Design Team wants paper piercing
Stampin' Vacation says "No-No" to sparkle
One Stitch At A Time said, "Anything Goes!"
Joan's Garden Creations gave a recipe of Color - Brown and Tan, Embellishment - Buttons, 3 Layers (preferably Nesties), Fall Flower
Catch the Bug Blog wanted 3-D Halloween, look close, the girl is popped up on the pumpkin and the mat is also
Speedy the Cat (Mark's Finest Papers) is searching for a pumpkin

The sketch I used is from Pals Paper Arts

Well, for all those challenges celebrating Autumn, thanks for the cloudy/rainy day in the Midwest.
But this coming week looks like the days will be crisp with clear sunny days!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Merry & Bright, A Winter Wonderland!

Well, it feels like fall, even had a sweater on this morning, but now I'm moving the season on to winter! So here is a Merry and Bright Winter Wonderland!
                        This would be the front...

And this would be the inside...
I am entering this wintry, sparkly cards in the following challenges that were my inspirations...
Color Challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs to use white except for the image
Colour Create Challenge to follow the inspiration photo, which is mostly white
Creative Inspiration Challenge to use pink and black
and Stamping 411 to use pink and black 

Embellishment Challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges to give it bling, I used SU! Dazzling Diamonds
Delightful Sketches to make it sparkle
Little Red Wagon to use glitter
Wee Memories Challenge to make it CAS or Tag or Both

Anything Goes Challenges:

Sketch Challenge:

Theme Challenge:
365 Cards, Day 206, Setting the Scene, Winter Wonderland, mine is a simple scene, but you should see the one my DD made as the DT for this challenge!
All Sorts Challenge to keep it plain and simple
One Stop Craft Challenge use snowflakes in September
Pollycraft Challenge to make it look cute and cuddly
Raise the Bar Challenge use an image that depicts cooler weather, such as a coat
Cupcake Craft Challenge, transportation - OK - it's a stretch - the little wagon!
Totally Gorjuss is looking for a Christmas Theme

What a fun card to make, I love the simplicity of it. I used all Stampin' Up products except for the pink yarn.

Thanks for coming by!


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sew? Happy Birthday Happy Trails!

2nd attempt - Blog Land is not being a very good friend today!

Inspired by 2 people who love horses, now I can't decide which one to send it to!

Card #1 - Happy Trails

I am entering this card in the following inspirational challenges!
365 Cards, Day 192 - Wild, Wild West Theme based challenge so I practiced faux leather on (the Early Espresso mat.
Freshed Brewed Designs to use the color brown
Raise the Bar Challenge to use Orange, Brown and Green
Speedy Cat's Challenge to use fall colors
Wee Memories to draw inspiration from picture on their blog.
Create with Connie and Mary Challenge to use their choice of fall colors

Hand Stamped Sentiments to their selection of autumn colors
A Spoonful of Sugar is Animal Crackers this week
(By the way...the horses name is Crackers!)
Flourishes is asking for lace
Allsorts Challenge wants the colors of autumn
Stamping Vacation  ask for a leaf(s)  as an embellishment
Stampin' for the Weekend likes the look of shabby or vintage
Card Patterns provided the sketch

Card # 2 is Sew...Happy Birthday

Inspired by the following Challenges
365 Cards, Day 195 - Super Sketchy Sunday
I Did It Creations with the theme of Rainbow, use a rainbow or the colors of
Designed 2 Delight  offered the 'Sew' cute bear image
Double Delight Challenge to use sewing supplies or stitching (I embossed zig zag &used buttons
One Stitch At a Time said, "Anything goes with a Rainbow!"
Cute Card Thursday wants a play on words (Sew=So)
Fab 'N Funky said and I quote, "Whateva!"
Cuttlebug Challenge challenged a Birthday theme with a least 2 layers
Incy Wincy Designs also challenged a celebration

Thanks for stopping by on this beautiful day!


Monday, September 6, 2010

From Fall to Christmas

Yesterday's card was Fall, today's card is Christmas - uhmm - I'm confused!

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Diva Coffee Break Designs - Color Combo of  Rose Red, Night of Navy, River Rock, and Baja Breeze
Belli Challenge to use an old stamp, that would be Lovely as a Tree, oldie-but goody!
Crafty Cardmakers - to make it Clean and Simple
Charisma Cardz Challenge - song inspired,
"I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" (In Hawaii!!!)
Polly Craft Challenge - Christmas without Red
Raise the Bar Challenge - base a card on your blog, I picked the main color, blue
Simplicity by Late Blossom - make a one layer card with a tree
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - make a winter wonderland
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - make it Clean and Simple


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Give Thanks

WOW-this is a record for me-3 cards in one week-end! No KL, don't say it, I'm not sure this will last!  Using several challenges to put this card together, see below.
I used SU! brushed gold and vanilla smooch on the images to add a little sparkle. The pearls are brown that I bought in Salt Lake City in one of the many shopping trips my daughter and I took! Oh yeah, I attended SU! convention too!
My inspiration challenges are:
365 Cards, Day 186, Ad Inspired - beautiful gold clock, gorgeous inspiration
Critter Challenge to think fall
Cupcake Challenge to get digital, the wreath is from Designed to Delight and it's free this week!
Designed 2 Delight to use the free, did I say, free? image!
Double Delight Challenge has a color challenge: green, yellow, orange and brown, get it? Fall colors!
No Time to Stamp wants to 'falling leaves'
Simon Says Stamp wants pearls (mine are brown) and lace (mine is embossed)
Stampin' Royality asked for rhinestone or pearls
4 Crafty Chicks posted a sketch to use and mine is pretty true to it. By the way, this is the first challenge!
Your Next Stamp says "Anything Goes!"
Pollycraft Monday Challenge to add a little nature
By the Cute and Girly to use the theme Indian Summer
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge is "Anything Goes!" and to use a digital image

Sure feels like Fall today, the air is cool and the humidity is low. I so wish I could can it and use it anytime I have a Tropical Heatwave!  LOL!


Saturday, September 4, 2010

A Bird and a Jack-O-Lantern

Thought I would have 3 cards made by now - but - the brain just stopped working, oh wait, it is past 9 pm! Better make this quick and catch some ZZZZZZZZZ's!

First card is a little bird sitting at the door waiting for the other birds to leave for winter, sigh...
This card is made for the following challenges:
365 Cards, Day 185, Shape Up to use a polygon shape.
Off the Wall Craftiness to use black, red and blue
Picture Perfect Creations Color Comboto use SU!cherry cobbler, basic black, Pink pirouette, and baja breeze
The Alphabet Challenge S is for scallops
The Shabby Tearoom to use something old (the black gingham ribbon) and the new (the embossing folder, just rec'd this week from my SU! order)
A Spoonful of Sugar challenged with the sketch I used
A Crafty Little Place is anything goes!
Penny's Challenge is a Happy Birthday Challenge

And this is the inside with the Happy Birthday Greeting!

The next card is my first Halloween card for the upcoming holiday. Not a very good picture (remember, it is past my bed time!)


I am entering this card in the following challenges:
365 Cards, Day 188 to Divide and Conquer Pam asked us to divide the card into 6 separate sections.
Delightful Sketches 2 cute 2 spook, well, the bow certainly make this little pumpkin cute!
The Play Date Cafe is my color inspiration of purple, orange and kraft
The ABC Challenge is C is for Charm
Stampin' B's Challenge is to use a charm also.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest-of-the-Holiday-weekend!