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October 26, 2011

Red and Gold

Wow!  This is my 100th post!  It doesn't seem like it has been that long since I have started blogging.  It was just about a year ago that I started my little piece of this online world.

The challenge this week at Meljen's Designs is to use the colors red and gold.  When I think red and gold of course I think fall.  Fall means jackets and cozy blankets.  My card is inspired by those things.

I used the image Fall Wreath and colored it with Prismacolor pencils.  I printed a second image and colored the crow and cut it out.  I added it to the colored wreath using some scraps of foam.  I cut a circle window in the gold panel and embossed it.  Then I adhered the image behind it.  I cut a scalloped circle from a cozy plaid paper and used the same size circle die to cut out the center of the scalloped circle and applied it to the circle window in the gold panel.

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Cuttlebug embossing folder-Pumpkin Harvest
Ribbon-Stampin' Up!
Cardstock-Stampin' Up! More Mustard and Cherry Cobbler
mini buttons from my stash

October 23, 2011

Color Challenge

The October challenge at the DeNami Design blog is a color challenge.

I always seem to struggle when I am given specific colors to use.  Once I decided on a design for the card, it finally came together for me.

I used Round Leafy Tree and stamped it using Crumb Cake ink from Stampin' Up!.  I used Crystal Lacquer and applied glitter to the leaves of the tree.  I used Labels 18 from Spellbinders to cut out the image and the mat.   I popped up the image layer off of the mat using some foam scraps left from trimming stamps.

Edited to add:  Apparently, I was super inspired by Lisa's card on the DeNami Blog!  When I went to link my card, I realized our trees were very similar! 

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Spellbinders Label 18 # 3 & # 4
Stampin' Up! Texturz plates-Flourish
Stampin' Up! Pinking Hearts border punch
Martha Stewart Glitter-Brownstone, Fire Opal, Verdelite
American Crafts pearl brad
Paper Studio Spare Parts button brads
seam binding from my stash

October 17, 2011

Feelin' Witchy

The challenge this week at Meljen's Designs is Ribbon.  Melissa has some wonderful Halloween & Fall images.  You should take a peek at them in the shop!

I used the image Little Bunny Witch and colored it with Prismacolor pencils.  I distressed the edges of the image to warm up the white cardstock.

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Cutlebug embossing folder-spider web from Mini Monsters set
buttons & rhinestone flower from Michael's
ribbon & lace from stash

October 9, 2011

TGIF! (Thank Goodness It's Fall)

It's time for the DeNami Design October blog hop.  The theme for this month is fall.  I am so thankful that fall has arrived.  The temperatures had cooled, but we were back up into the 80's this week.  Still better than our summer temperatures this year!

You should have arrived at my blog from Vera's blog.  I am sure she had some wonderful inspiration for you.  If you didn't come here from Vera's blog, you can always pop back to the DeNami Design blog to start at the beginning if you have gotten lost along the way. 

Now on to my project for the hop!

I used a stamp positioner and stamped the Pumpkin Patch Border twice at the top and the bottom.  I used a mask to cover the the first image so I could line them up next to one another and colored the pumpkins using Copic markers.  I stamped the Pumpkin Chickie, colored it with Copics, and punched it out with a circle punch.  I sponged some Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake ink to warm up the white.  I stamped the Double Circle and used a circle die to cut it out, then cut a larger circle and embossed it.  The scalloped circle was cut at 3" using my Cricut and the Lacy Labels cartridge.  The green panel is also embossed.  I added som pearls and raffia to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by.  Don't forget to comment on each of the blogs along the way.  DeNami Design will give away three $20 gift certificates.  Two lucky commenters will each receive a gift certificate and one gift certificate will be given to a random participant (design team members are ineligible).  You have until October 10, 2011 at 11:59 PST to comment to be eligible to win.

The next stop on your journey of fall inspiration is Pattie.  From what I have seen on her blog, I am sure she has something fabulous whipped up for you!

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Cardstock-Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, More Mustard, Old Olive
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing folder
Stampin' Up! Stripes Textured Impressions folder
Stampin' Up! Scallop Trim border punch
1.25" circle punch
Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circle dies at 1.75" and 2.25"
raffia from my stash

October 5, 2011

Where's My Mummy?

I had a horrible realization yesterday.  I realized it was Tuesday.  It was quite late when I had this realization.  Why was it horrible?  Because it meant that today was Wednesday and the challenge at Meljen's Designs was ending and I had no idea what I was going to make for a card!  The challenge is to use a square and a circle on your card.

I used the image Mummy Bear and colored it with Prismacolor pencils.  I also used Quilted Boo which is a freebie for now.  Many of the old freebies will be going into the shop for the low price of $1, but I am not sure which ones.  If you have wanted to get some of Melissa's generous and adorable freebies, now is the time!

Card measures 4.5" x 4.5"
Spellbinder's Labels One small dies
Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles
Dew Drops from the Robin's Nest
ribbon from my stash

October 2, 2011

Laugh Out Loud

The challenge at Pike's Playground this week is Make Us Laugh.  The idea is to use one of Dustin's images to make a humorous card.

It has been a crazy weekend, but I took some time to put this card together.  The sentiment is computer generated.  The image is colored with Prismacolor Pencils.

Card measures .25" x 5.5"
Cuttlebug Dots embossing folder
Dew drops from the Robin's Nest