Sunday, October 30, 2011

Anytime tags

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Last post related to this kit for a bit I promise.  I only have two other cards made from it anyway. Hee-hee!  I wanted to share these though 'cause I haven't yet photographed the PTI group tags from 2 weeks ago. *hanging head in slacker shame*
This color combo screams hipster Autumn to me.  Proud of myself for going with it 'cause that isn't usually a neighborhood I know how to get to. :)  Hope I can find my way back again!
The dies are all PTI, the image is Memory Box, papers from Kaiserkraft & Bazzill, brown Stickles, and Versamark chalk ink oasis green- which is a perfect match to the Bazzill paper!

Do you have any gift giving plans around the corner? No, you can't count Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanzaa! :)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

'til Next Season Maine

We are closing the cottage for the winter today. :(  In tribute I have some kit cards featuring a lighthouse.  See the teeny bit of sparkle where the light in the house is?
Honestly it is always a sad time because we get to see so much family when we are up in Maine, but then again it makes May an exciting month because we get to open the cottage for the summer!   This particular lighthouse is nostalgic for me because it is the one a group of friends and I used to make save-the-date cards for a teacher friend's wedding a couple years ago.  She got engaged at Nubble Lighthouse.  Ahhhhh :)
Nekkid envies- NEVER! LOL! (My mom used to joke about crafty things being nekkid- instead of naked)  The inside is nekkid though.  Can't decide if I should wrap these up as a set, or turn them into guy cards.  Whatcha' think?

Friday, October 28, 2011

Which holiday is next???

Well if the store can break out the Christmas stuff before we even have Halloween- never mind Thanksgiving- then I can break out the Valentine cards right?  I mean that's how it works isn't it? LOL!
This is my final creation as the October I Heart {Ippity} Guest Designer. *sniff*  It's been awesome to play with these fabulous stamps!  Heather's crew is fabulously talented so don't forget to check them out. :)
The jar of love comes from the {Ippity} set Quotes a'la Happy and couldn't be more perfect for a sweet valentine, but you wouldn't have to limit yourself to just a holiday card.  It would be a lovely image to use for an anniversary card, birthday card, or just because card!
To add a little more dimension, I coated the jar with glaze after coloring everything with my Copics.  Trust me though, I haven't forgotten about Halloween on Monday, Thanksgiving (in 28 days?!?!?!), or Christmas (I won't tell you how soon that's coming up- but start to worry!).

Have a wonderful Friday everyone!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Thoughts and Prayers

Still pestering posting creations made with the kit.  I put everything I made in a basket and dropped it off at my LSS so the gal who put the kit together could know how useful this kit has been for me!  Hopefully the Kit Club gang liked my goods. :)

Have I mentioned that folks kinda gave her a hard time?  Not sure I would have purchased these papers on my own, but gosh I used almost all of the kit and put a decent dent into my stash as well.  This latest piece I'm showing y'all is a sympathy card.  Usually folks don't keep them on hand necessarily, but I find that if I make them when my mojo is flowing then I have them.  Sometimes I freeze when I have to make a sympathy card- and when you need it made, frankly you need it made.  
This one used the Kaisercraft kit, a Memory Box Eucalyptus base, BG scraps from the Life of the Party line, and dies from PTI & MFT.  The sentiment is one I dusted off from Stampendous.

What helps you create sympathy cards?  Do you have a "go-to"?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hey Pumpkin

Just a quickie post today folks.  It's a "trick-or-treat" team challenge and tip week over at Top Tip Tuesday!  Make sure to head over and enter your treat so you can win one of our treats- and that's no trick. :)

Friday, October 21, 2011

{Ippity} Tags- I Heart 'Em :)

Oops!  Thought this went up earlier!!! Blogger is a finicky beast- or maybe I'm just flaking out. :)  Here's another fun creation for my GDT spot with I Heart {Ippity}.
I've been on a tagging roll lately (the fun kind-not the spray paint kind LOL!).  It's hard to believe that Christmas is creeping around the corner.  Now's the time to get out some of those scraps and create a few 5 minute tags.  You never know when you might need one to quickly slap onto a hostess gift!
No kidding these are from some scraps of green Bazzill, fun pattern paper, and white scraps.  I die cut everything with dies from MFT and PTI.  The image is from the {Ippity} set The Simple Things and is stamped with Memento Lady Bug.  I swoon for sparkle, so red Stickles got added to all the "holly berries".  Break out your adhesive of choice and bam!  You've got ready-to-go tags.  Ribbon optional- but it does add a little sumfin'.  ;)

This is the whole set so you can see what all includes.  If you saw this card set, you'll notice the sentiments come from this set.  Can't you just picture a cute baby card with the "butterfly bloom" and then you could use the "best things..." sentiment.  Ahhhh- too sweet!  Hop over to I Heart {Ippity} to pick up a set of your own.

Happy weekend everyone!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Layers 'n Tags

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It's Tuesday, so that means it is Top Tip Tuesday time!  This week the challenge is to "layer it up".  I've got more tags and more goods from that kit I've created with this past month.
All the papers 'n tags are from Kaiser and the papers were die cut using PTI dies.  I added a touch more spice to the right side of the orange paper by stamping it with a branch stamp from Memory Box.  The glitter on the cardboard part of the tag is Tim Holtz distress Stickles.  That way the glitter stays put- not that I mind a little glitter on me-self. ;)
Here's the whole lot together.  Seemed like if I had the stuff, I might as well make as many as I could.  What'cha gonna make for the layering challenge?

If you play along you could win...
$10 voucher

A free stamp & goodie bag

So get those layers piled on and join us in this week's fun challenge!

These tags have been bagged and sent off here:
Stamp with Fun- Gifts
Whiff of Joy Challenge- Anything but a Square
Wags 'n Whiskers Stamps- Fall Colors