Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sketch Frenzy Friday #111612

During my play time over Thanksgiving I pulled together a card for the Sketch Frenzy Friday challenge for 11-16-12.  I love the International Bazaar product suite in the main catalog.  I think the colors are just beautiful together.  Here's my card.  What do you think?

Monday, November 26, 2012

PPA 147- Sketch Challenge

Over the Thanksgiving weekend my hubby encouraged me to disappear to my craft space for a while and have a little "me time".  I wasn't really planning it so I wasn't sure what I was going to work on.  I didn't feel like scrapbooking so I decided to play along on a few challenges.  Here's my card for the PPA sketch challenge this week.  I don't typically make square cards so this was a true challenge for me.  Let me know what you think.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Sketch Frenzy Friday card #110912

I follow several blogs and recently saw one where they played along with a sketch challenge called "Sketch Frenzy Friday".  Luckily they give you weeks to play along and I was able to get my card put together and photographed in time to link it up.  Here's a link to the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog.  And here's my card.  What do you think?  I stamped in Early Espresso directly onto the twill ribbon.  I wish I had a new ink pad (it's on the wish list!) but I think the lighter ink makes it feel a little more vintage.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Ours was filled with food, family and friends.  All the ingredients for a great day!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Cool new embossing machine- while supplies last

Do you love the look of embossed paper on a card?  Do you already own a paper cutting system and aren't ready to invest in the Big Shot?  Are you short on space?  Then you need the new Sizzix Texture Embossing Boutique machine.  Right now Stampin' Up has it for sale while supplies last (they've already sold 1500 of their 4000!).  Check it out below and be sure to order yours soon.

Texture Boutique Embossing Machine--test product

Give the gift of texture. The Texture Boutique works with our Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. This machine embosses only; it does not die cut.  Stampin' Up! has 4,000 available to be sold only while supplies last. If this product test goes well, Stampin' Up! may offer the Texture Boutique again in the future.  Purchase just the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine (item 132657) for $29.95.
To help you with your gift-giving needs, Stampin' Up! is offering a special Texture Boutique Bundle (item 132700) that includes the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine and the Flower Garden and Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folders for $39.95 (a $45.85 value).

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

PPA 146- Everything Eleanor meets Riding Hood Red

I have a card club meeting on Sunday and I needed another card for the ladies to put together.  The PPA Color challenge this week is Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Riding Hood Red.  Cherry Cobbler seems to be my "go-to" red, but I really liked this card once I had it done.  I haven't used the Everything Eleanor stamp set much and most of the time I've just used the swirl stamp (since they retired the Baroque Motifs set)  I got the idea for this card from a card I saw on Splitcoast Stampers.  Splitcoast Stampers is a great resource for card ideas.  You can search by Stampin' Up! stamp set name and see all the great cards people have made.  Here's a link to the one I CASEd.

Let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks for stopping by!