Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Christmas Year Round: Jolly Old St. Nick

Hey Stampers,

Yes yes ... I am still here. I am sorry I have been SO MIA lately. I have been so tired with this pregnancy and everything, that by the time I have all my regular Mom and Wife stuff done - I can't do anything but sit like a lump. Hahahahaha. And my son's 3rd birthday is this weekend as well, so I have been really busy preparing for that as well. A mother's work is never done as they say !!

So, its the 25th meaning its time for another Christmas Year Round post over on Catherine and Cathy Create !! The theme for September is Jolly Old St. Nick - love some of the big man in red !! Now, even though I PICKED this fun theme, I was shocked to discover I didn't have ANY Santa stamps. So, I had to get a bit creative and break out my punches for a little punch art !! I really like what I came up with - take a look !!


Isn't that SO cute !?! I am loving him. It is so fun to look at your punches in a different way and see what you can create with them !! I was a bit puzzled at first with what color of cardstock to use for his little face - but I think that the new Crisp Cantaloupe worked pretty well !! And the new Stylish Stripes embossing folder adds SUCH a fun bit of texture. Love it !! And if your wondering where that fun "Ho Ho Ho" sentiment comes from, its in the sweet little set "Oh Goodie" !! Its a super cute set with 4 sweet little sentiments. Totally check it out !!

Well thats it for me today !! Run over to Catherine and Cathy Create to get lots of fun ideas to spark your creativity !! And join us on our monthly challenges - you could be entered to win a fun prize !! Yay !! Have a good day and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamp Set: Oh Goodie! (wood #131886, clear #131889)

Ink: Real Red Classic Stampin Pad #126949

Paper: Gumball Green #126840, Real Red #102482, Crisp Cantaloupe #131298, Basic Black #121045, Whisper White #100730, Silver Glimmer Paper #124005

Accessories: Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder #132174, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch #118874, Scallop Oval Punch #119856, Petite Pennants Punch #122361, Bird Punch #117191, Itty Bitty Punch Pack #118309, Owl Punch #118074, Cupcake Punch #121807, Modern Label Punch #119849

Saturday, 7 September 2013

CCC #008: September Cards Challenge - Terrific Texture !!

Hey Stampers,

It's the 7th so that means another Card Challenge over at Catherine and Cathy Create !! The theme for September is Terrific Texture !! Now, I know the first thing you think of when you think texture is Embossing Folders ! That is my FAV way of adding texture to a project. But there are lots of other fun ways to add texture !! I love using sponging and fun fabrics to add texture as well. My card today uses all of these fun techniques - take a look !!


Now, could this card BE any more filled with yummy texture !?! I used the awesome new stamp set Truly Grateful for all of the stamped images, and thought that the Woodgrain embossing folder would match perfectly ! I sponged all of my pieces, and used the fab new Burlap Trim for my last piece of texture. Don't you just love it ? And I am so glad that fall is coming so I can use great autumn color combos like this one: Soft Suede, Crushed Curry & Cajun Craze.

Well, thats it for me today !! Make sure you drop over to Catherine and Cathy Create !! Take a look at the projects the rest of the Design team came up with and play along with us !! There is some great Blog Candy up for grabs as well !! Hope to see you over there !! Thanks a lot for coming by and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamp Set: Truly Grateful (wood #131730, clear #131722)

Ink: Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad #131173, Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad #126978, Cajun Craze Marker (Regals Stampin' Write Marker Collection #131262

Paper: Cajun Craze #119684, Soft Suede #115318, Very Vanilla #101650

Accessories: Ovals Collection Framelits #129381, Woodgrain Embossing Folder #127821, Modern Label Punch #119849, 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon #132140, Stamping Sponges #101610

Sunday, 1 September 2013

CCC #007: September Challenge: Chevrons !!

Hey Stampers,

Well, its the beginning of another month - and that means another new challenge over on Catherine and Cathy Create !! The theme for September is Chevrons !! When I got down to my craft room to create a project for this challenge, I was surprised at how many fun things I had with Chevrons on it !! I have the Positively Chevron Background Stamp, the awesome Chevron Embossing Folder and lots of colors of the new 3/4" Chevron Ribbon. But one thing that caught my eye was the super fun (and easy to use) Tag A Bag Bundle !! These sweet paper bags are so cute, the ombre chevron pattern on the kraft bags is SO cute !! I decided to make fun Hallowe'en treat bags with mine, can't be too early getting a head start on Halloween right ??


Ok, isn't that wicked ?? I love the new Hallowe'en Bash stamp set - that "celebrate" image is so fun !! I colored it using my Stampin' Write Markers. The combo of Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black and Elegant Eggplant are the perfect Hallowe'en colors to me. I made some basic rectangles of cardstock in to a tag shape by simply cutting off the corners and adding the tag "hole" using the Chalk Talk framelits. Easy right !?! And a punch art pumpkin using the Small Oval Punch added the right touch of cute to the bag ! I cant wait to make a bunch of these to give to my son's little friends !!

Well, thats it for me today !! Don't forget to run over to Catherine and Cathy Create and check out all of the fun projects that the design team came up with !! And join us too, won't ya ?? Its super fun !! Thanks a lot for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamp Set: Hallowe'en Bash (wood #130577, clear #130580)

Ink: Old Olive and Tangerine Tango Markers (Brights Stampin' Write Marker Collection #131259), Elegant Eggplant Marker (Regals Stampin' Write Marker Collection #131262), Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker #100082, Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin' Pad #126946

Paper: Elegant Eggplant #105126, Tangerine Tango #111349, Old Olive #100702, Whisper White #100730

Accessories: Tag A Bag Bundle #131371, Chalk Talk Framelits #129983, Small Oval Punch #120908, Stamping Sponges #101610