Sunday, December 29, 2013

MFT Sketch

I'm running late for a brunch so just a quick post this time with the MFTSC156 sketch.I may do this one again with a different color combo.
MFT Sketch challenge card with Poppies and Gell Well Wishes

Supplies :
  • Stamps:MFT Pretty Poppies, Get Well Wishes
  • Paper: SU Basic Black, Soft Sky, white
  • Ink: SU Sahara Sand, Poppy Zing! Rogue EP
  • Accessories: Ribbon
  • Tools: Nestabilities, corner rounder, Cuttlebug Swiss Dot folder

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Cupcakes Galore

What is your ideal day? I'm not talking about extraordinary, all your wishes coming true kind of day, but what if you didn't have the usual work/family/house obligations for a day and could do whatever you want? What would it be? Being off these past few days gave me a chance to do more of the things I love. I went for a 14.5 miles run this morning, I stamped, I hung out on Splitcoast forum which I haven't done in ages and I played with the dogs. Now I just need to add some sushi, ice cream and wine to the mix and it'd be pretty close to my ideal.

Since I've had more time to stamp, I had a chance to catch up on a few challenges and play with some new stamps. Here are two cards from the Verve December sketch challenge:

Cupcake card using PTI Cupcake Collection and Basic Grey Blush paper
This one is "Cupcakes Galore." Since I've been slacking on my marathon training, these cupcakes are a lot safer to partake in than the bakery kind. To make the cupcakes pop out a bit more, I cut out the base twice - once from cardstock and once from vellum. I scored and folded the vellum to give it a bit more pop and realistic look. I also used dimnesionals under the top cupcake. Yum.

lace, twine and rhinestones
This second card, a bit of a shabby chic. Seems no matter how much I use kraft cardstock, I don't get tired of it.

  • Stamps: PTI Cupcake Collection; Hero Arts Starbursts
  • Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Soft Sky, Basic Grey, Laura Ashley vellum; Tempting Turquoise, Basic Grey, Kraft
  • Ink:Brilliance Moonlight White, SU Close to Cocoa, Tempting Turquoise
  • Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, Chocolate Chip ribbon, Recollections Glitter on a Roll; rhinestones, twine, MFT Berrylicious button, Spare Parts lace
  • Tools: Cuttlebug Swiss Dot folder, Modern Wallpaper, Nestabilities, PTI Coordinating cupcake die cuts

Friday, December 27, 2013

Riley Post Christmas

Now I know you're probably tired of seeing Christmas cards, but I like to continue making them in the winter. That way I don't have to rush to make as many next year and I'm more inspired to use my winter stamps now when it's cold out rather than in October when it's often still in the 80's or 90's here in Austin.

On that note, this is a gift tag and a card combo using Riley Carrying Tree set from the clear stamp collection.
Handmade Christmas Gift Tag Tree Carrying Riley
Kraft handmade Christmas card using Tree Carrying Riley stamp

I also made a tri-fold card with the same image. The snow on the card is flower soft. It looks cute, but I'm a little worried about how it would do in transit.
Tree Carrying Riley tri-fold card with flower soft
  • Stamps: Carrying Tree Riley, PTI To You From Me, SU Warm Words
  • Paper: GinaK white, SU Real Red, Garden Green, Cool Caribbean, Kraft
  • Ink:Memento Black, SU Wild Wasabi, Copics (E37, E57, E44, E74, E49), Twinkling H2Os
  • Accessories: MFT Twine, button, Ivory Flower Soft, Hobby Lobby ribbon
  • Tools: MFT Tag You're It die, SU oval punches, Nestabilities

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! It's been  a while. In summer and fall any free time I had was preoccupied by triathlon training. I finished the full Texas Tri series this year including my 2nd Half Iron. For Thanksgiving I was traveling and finishing up my Christmas cards. Now I finally have some time off to create and actually post.

Kicking off with the holiday card recap. Here are few from this year.
Christmas, holiday, bike, Pedal Pusher, PTI
Of course I had to get the PTI bike stamp and die cut combo and most of my tri and cycling friends got some variation of the bike card.

Christmas card with SU glitter paper snowflake
The second is the snowflake using SU glitter paper. My snowflake punch had a hard time punching through this paper, but I managed to make a few.

Whipper Snapper Pile of Penguins Christmas card by theweekendscrapper
Finally, I made a few more variations of the penguin card, like I do every year. These little guys are so cute I can't pass up using the stamp.

Supplies (All supplies are Stampin'Up! unless otherwise noted) :
  • Stamps: PTI Pedal Pusher, Sincere Solutations, Whipper Snapper Pile of Penguins
  • Paper: Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Basic Grey DP, SU DP
  • Ink: Sahara Sand, Certainly Celery Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Copics
  • Accessories: Michael's and SU ribbon, rhinestones, brads, SIE buttons
  • Tools: PTI Pedal Pusher die cut, Martha Stewart punches