Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Halloween Kitty

Good morning, I have more Halloween to share with you today. This card uses one of our single stamp sets and was inspired by my friend Rose's cat card. My card turned out a bit different but she inspired me to buy the stamp. Don't you just love it when that happens.  I know the perfect cat lover to send it to. The stamp set is Frightening Feline and only cost $8.95. I again used the Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper. The colors are Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango and Basic Black. I used Jet Black Stazon and if you look closing the the cat is wearing a rhinestone collar. The ribbon is the Very Vanilla Seam Binding and I used the 1/2" Circle punch to notch out a spot for my knot. I used two Big Shot items to complete this card: the Finishing Touches Edgelits and the Spider Web Folder. I sponged the Spider Web with a sponge dauber and the Basic Gray Stamp Pad. Well, that is it for today. I hope you enjoyed the card. Have a great day and happy stamping, Tonya

Monday, September 17, 2012

Toxic Treats

Hello, last week was a club week and while I really intended to post the projects earlier it just didn't happen that way. So this week I will be posting pictures for you and hopefully stamping a few more new ones. Today's card features the herringbone technique but with a Halloween theme. I used the Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper, Toxic Treat Stamp Set, Very Vanilla Card Stock, Basic Black Card Stock, Tangerine Tango Card Stock, Jet Black Stazon, Basic Black and Tangerine Tango Stampin Write Markers, Basic Black Polka Dot Scallop Ribbon More Mustard Stamp Pad, Festive Paper Piercing Pack,  Labels Collection Framelits, Big Shot and Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets.
I decorated the inside with left over pieces of designer series paper from the herringbone technique and stamped the inside. Really the technique isn't to difficult so if you would like to learn how to do it please let me know and we can set up a private lesson. I hope you enjoyed today's card. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! Tonya

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fall/ Back to School Blog Hop

 Hello and welcome to the Fall/Back to School Blog Hop. If you are just joining our hop don't worry there is a list below off all the hoppers and you can travel around the group from here. I can't wait to see what everyone has made this month.
My first project uses the Herringbone Technique. I have been wanting to try it for a while but have been putting it off. I will be trying it again soon. This card is for that college student that might need a little pick me up those first few weeks away from home. I used Baja Breeze Card Stock and Stampin' Write Marker, Rich Razzleberry Card Stock and Stampin' Write Marker, Whisper White Card Stock and Tangerine Tango Card Stock. The Designer Series paper is the Floral District Paper and is so bright and cherry. The sentiment is from the Word Play stamp set and is cut out with the Labels Collections Framelits after it was stamped. I made the mat piece behind it with a 2 1/2" Circle Punch and a Decorative Label Punch that I added Polka dot texture to. To finish off I added Whisper White 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon. My next project is a gift set for a teacher.
I made 10 note cards with matching envelopes to give as a back to school gift for a teacher. The note cards are in a cute back pack ready to deliver. I really like the idea of using the Note Cards because the envelopes are included and since you get 20 in a package you can make 2 gift sets.

The back pack is made from Whisper White card stock, Daffodil Delight Card Stock and Classic Ink Pad, Floral District Designer Series Paper, Basic Black Card Stock, 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 1/4" Whisper White Stitched Ribbon, Lovely Letters Stamp Set and Square Lattice Folder

The note cards use Jet Black Stazon and Daffodil Delight since our school colors are black and gold. The stamp set is Just Believe and I kept the design clean and simple. I did add just a little texture with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. I also added a stamp to the front of the envelope.
I hope you enjoyed my projects for today. I would love it if you left me a comment so I know you were here. Thanks for stopping by and just click on the next button below to continue on your blog journey.

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  4. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
  5. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  6. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  7. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  8. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
  9. Heather W. of Stamping with Heather
  10. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  11. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  12. Nancy B of Momma B Stampin'

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Play Ball!

Good afternoon and welcome! I had planned to post this earlier today but life got in the way. Funny how that happens. Today I want to share with you my son's birthday card that I made for his birthday that was yesterday. He loves baseball and plays on a team almost year round. His team's colors are Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White so I started with those colors and added the Crumb Cake since it is the color of the dirt that he seems to always attract being a catcher. I made the baseball using the 2 1/2" Circle Punch then used the negative portion of the punched out image to lightly add the stitching portion with the Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker then added the stitching with the Real Red Stampin' Write Marker. I used the Square Lattice Folder on the Crumb Cake Card Stock and the Bitty Banner Framelits to cut out the happy birthday from the Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set. For the happy birthday I used both the Real Red and the Basic Black Stampin' Write Markers. I also did just a bit of sponging on the baseball because it looked to white with the Crumb Cake Classic Ink pad and a Sponge Dauber.
Tomorrow is Blog Hop Day so I hope you stop by again and see the projects that I have for you. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Tonya