Wednesday, October 30, 2013

It's Still An Owl

I thought this little witch was a cute way to use the "Stampin Up Owl Punch".


My collection of stamps doesn't contain any Halloween sentiment stamps so I printed the  "Happy Halloween"  using my computer. The chevron embossing folder was placed so the top two thirds of the card was embossed.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

A Card For Halloween

 This is the first time I've sent out Halloween cards. These are more like Happy Halloween & Thank You cards.  Found a card on Pinterest using the Stampin Up Owl punch to make a ghost so here is my card using that idea as inspiration.

I'll be back to show you another  Halloween card later this week. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will leave a comment.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

My Favorite Little Owl

My neighbor brought me a cute "owl" card. She knows that I'm always looking for ways to use my owl punch. I  very quickly made a copy of her card and found it was a lot harder to assemble than I thought it would be.

I've never seen an easel card quite like this one.  I usually try to find a video or a tutorial giving instructions for a project like this but so far I haven't been able to find one.

Below is a side view of the card which shows the easel support for the owl image and the support for the base of the card card.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

More From The Wetlands Set

Just a quick post today.

 I would love to make cards today but the sewing machine is sitting on the kitchen table and before I can serve another meal there are four cushion covers that I have to  finish sewing.

This is another one of the "very masculine" cards that I made using the "Wetlands" stamp set from Stampin Up.

 You probably thought I wouldn't have any pictures of shore birds to show today  as I live on the prairie.  This is a............Killdeer also known as a Plover and considered to be a shore bird.

I've never seen them drink water from a birdbath but he liked my rhubarb leaf bird bath.

This was the first time I ever saw a baby Killdeer.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Trying Out My New Stamps

We've only been back in Arizona for a week so I haven't had time to do much crafting. Yesterday I made a couple of cards using a new stamp set, "Wetlands" from Stampin Up. Love it!

The base of the card is Kraft. Second layer is Coredinations and I used a distressed stripe embossing folder. I used a sanding block to get that rough look to it and then distressed the edges. The goose was stamped with Distress Ink "Aged Mahogany".  For the sky I used Distress Ink  "Broken China" and for the grass I used Distress Ink  "Peeled Paint".

The day before we left Minnesota this is the view from my family room window.

Friday, October 4, 2013

More Cards For Fall

 This is another digi that I downloaded on my old computer before it crashed.

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Autumn Greetings

This year I'm going to send out some "Autumn Greetings"  cards to friends and family.   

I colored this digital image a long time was on my other computer and I have no idea where I downloaded the digi from. The little girls witch hat and costume had to be purple because my favorite color is purple.
 I love the lime green, purple, and orange color combination.

I colored these images with colored pencils and then blended the colors with baby oil. Used my new Stampin Up "hello" stamp and my favorite swirls embossing folder.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Blue and Green

I love my new Peacock Feather stamp and I especially enjoy using these colors:

You will find a good tutorial for Triple Time Stamping on the Operation Write Home Tutorial page HERE.

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