Tuesday, September 21, 2010

September SAS - Part 2

I'm a little late getting Part 2 of my September Stamp-a-Stack posted on my blog. Forgive me but life just gets in the way of my fun stuff, LOL!!!!

These are both fall cards. I know that fall begins on Wednesday but our temperatures here are still in the 90s. I'm anxious for some cooler fall-like weather.

This first card was my card submission for the Holiday Mini swap I participated in with the Gateway Glitter 'n Ink group. I used the new "French Foliage" stamp set from the Holiday Mini and the Autumn Spice Specialty Designer Series Paper. The other colors of paper and ink are: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Old Olive and Early Espresso. You may not be able to see it but I stamped the little blobs of spatter stamp on the card base using Cajun Craze. To give everything an "aged" look I sponged around everything with Cajun Craze. I loved how it turned out -- what do you think?

Next up is one of my all-time favorites!! I know I say that alot but I just love so much of SU's stuff. Take a look at it and you may agree.

Isn't she just the cutest? It makes we want to eat Campbell's soup!! She is from the "Greeting Card Kids" stamp set on page 36 of the 2010-2011 Idea Book. The colors may not come out true in the picture but I used Cajun Craze, Basic Black and Wicked Fun Specialty Designer Series Paper. Some of the circles are "flocked" on the DSP. I wanted to try my hand at the ruffled ribbon at the bottom. It was so easy -- just a little Sticky Strip and you gather the ribbon and stick it down -- easy, peasy!!! I didn't have any current SU buttons so I used a retired button. I colored the little witchy using my blender pen and markers (Rich Razzleberry, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Old Olive, Blush Blossom and Basic Black). She is just too cute to spook!!

Thanks for stopping in. I hope to have a sampling from my upcoming Holiday Stamp Camp so stay tuned.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

September SAS

Okay, as promised, I'm actually posting my September Stamp-a-Stack cards BEFORE I hold all of my classes this month. If your class is next week, here is your "sneak peek" but if you were at my class night this is old news!!

The first card is from the Clean & Simple blog. I just love Clean & Simple -- the card designs are simple yet professional looking. This card uses a stamp from the Circle Circus set, 1" circles punched from cardstock and the cute little Itty Bitty stamps & coordinating punches. I also used some pearl "bling" on the itty bitty flowers. The color combo came directly from Stampin' Up's! new Color Coach (which I love by the way -- do you have one yet?- if not, contact me because you definitely need one) -- Not Quite Navy, Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait. The "happy birthday" is from a retired set but I can't remember which one, however, any single-line sentiment will work.

This next card is also from the Clean & Simple Blog but here is the link to the stamper's blog. I changed it a little to fit my supplies on hand. I used the Greenhouse Garden DSP as the original but used a different design. Instead of a button, I used two punch flowers in Pumpkin Pie and Pear Pizzazz using the 5-petal punch. I punched a large hole in the middle of the two flowers using my Crop-a-Dile and threaded the Chocolate Chip ribbon through the flowers. Corner rounded the card's corners and used the scalloped edge punch for some variety. The color combo is Baja Breeze, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White.

Last card I'm sharing today is another simple but easy one! Don't you just love those kind? I once again consulted my Color Coach for this color combo of Marina Mist, Crumb Cake and Riding Hood Red. I can't remember where I CASEd this from but when I find the link I'll give credit where credit is due. I used the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (my fav!) and a bunch of punches. The stamp sets are "Petal Pizzazz" and "Teeny Tiny Wishes." I think it turned out nice -- what do you think? Let me know I'd love to hear from you all.

I've got to get to work. Thanks for looking in and seeing what I've been up to. More cards coming tomorrow!