Friday, August 23, 2013

Christmas Cutout

The Challenge at Joan's Gardens this week is to create a Christmas Card in red and green, and include a cutout and stamped design, and theme it something from nature.  This Card uses the beautiful die, Swirling Snowflakes by Memory Box (98653), available at Joan's Gardens, punched through with Spellbinders Classic  Scalloped Ovals S4-113. By the way this is adhered with Glue n Seal available at Joan's gardens, That oval is backed with green mirror paper from Walmart, and edged in Stickles Star Dust. The centerpiece snowflake is a stamped and then stickered over silver paper Dazzles sticker, accented with Kaiser scrapbook Rhinestones I got at  Joans Gardens. The heat embossed green glitter sentiment is from an SU stampset Delightful Dozen.  My SU Demonstrator is Kathy Legan (my next door neighbor--lucky me).  Here's my first card for the challenge.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

For Gerry J with sympathy

This card is for a friend and is created with Joy Crafts  6410/0017 flower stamp (from At Joan's Gardens), colored with SU Really Rust inks, and Tim Holtz distress markers with platinum Stickles touching them up. The inside sentiment is stamped with SU Thoughts and Prayers, "Praying for friends to comfort you, faith to uphold you, and loving memories to heal your heart."  The Thinking of you sentiment on the card front is from SU Sassy Salutations stampset. The delicate background is from SU in By the Tide. The paper ribbon is punched from a Fiskars edge punch, and the butterflies are SU Embosslits Beautiful Wings, spritzed with gold Tuskineko Shimmer.  Rhinestones are from Michaels.

 My Stampin Up demonstrator is my dear friend and next door neighbor, Kathy,  and I invite you to her website for tips and product information about SU.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

A Matter of Moments

The card is created for At Joan's Gardens Weekly challenge  to create a vintage card, use scenic patterned paper, a bird, and a die cut sentiment.  The green matting papers are by Core-dinations (Tim Holtz) available at Joan's gardens.  The die I used to cut out the bird and sentiment is Spellbinders Labels 17( S5-025), sponged in Distress Ink Old Paper and Forest Moss available from Joan  The patterned paper is by Gypsy Chick (Pinkpaislee Butterfly Garden Flower Blooms).  The hummingbird and sentiment stamp is from Elements of Style (SU), and is inked in SU Old Olive.  Coordinating grosgrain ribbon and pearls finish the card.

OOPS!   This is not this week's challenge---it is last week's closed one!  

Monday, August 5, 2013

The Language of Friendship

This week for the At Joan's Gardens challenge we are to create a card using a purple and white theme with a die cut using the negative, a textured layer and leaves. This card is created with purple shimmer paper and purple gingham ribbon that is a sewn in flat bow that I taught in a tutorial at Papers and Pixels in the March 2013 edition of the Magazine.   The die I used is the Small Gothic Arch by Poppy Stamps #857 available at Joan's Gardens, and the texture is the Tim Holtz Embossing Folder Brick and Woodgrain Set of Texture Fades Sizzix 65664 also available from Joan brushed with Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Old paper).  The stamp and punches for the bird and flowers are by S from Language of Friendship Collection .

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Welcome Home

This purple and white card is created for the At Joan's Gardens Challenge.  We are to use flowers, leaves, a textured layer, and a cutout.   The textured layer is under the cutout and is embossed with SU's Vintage Wallpaper. The cutout is created with the Romantic Rectangles (Spellbinders S5-059 that is edged with purple Copic V09) The two-sided decorator paper is by Rebok and the leaves are die cut from the green reverse of that paper. They are cut and trimmed from Holly Flourish  Cheery Lynn Borders B148.  The sentiment is Just Rite's Large Fancy Sentiments (all the dies and the Just Right Stamps are available At Joan's Gardens. The butterfly stickers are by  Dazzles, and the flowers are organza flowers by SU. The dies used for the White and Purple mat for the stamp are Spellbinders S5-030 Fancy Tags Two.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Purple Thank You

The Challenge this week at Joan's Gardens is to use the negative cut of a die, a textured layer, and leaves, worked in purple and white. For this card I used the gorgeous Marianne Designables DS908 which is die-cut through with the Large Spellbinder Fancy Tags S5-030.  This is cut through the textured  layer and stamped in Ink it up violet ink.  The Flower is sponged and backed with a lavender plaid ribbon (stash.)  The leaves are die cut from Flower and Leaves, Marianne Creatables (Lr0156.) All these products are available at Joan's Gardens. The sentiment stamp is SU Sassy Salutations. The paper is shimmer by core-dinations.