Thursday, September 29, 2011

Another pumpkin card

I won this fun sentiment stamp from Sweet Stamps and had to use it. I make a ton of cards but never can get them in the mailbox to reach the birthday person on time. Go figure.
The pumpkin stamp is by Inkadinkado and background stamp by Stampin Up. I colored the pumpkins in with my Copic markers. Die cut by Spellbinders and patterned paper by Recollections.
Thanks for looking.




I'm entering this card into Paper Crafting Journey(TH#20)-Die  cuts or punches
Crafting for all Seasons(W#10)-Fall colors
Clearly I stamp(15thof Sept &#36)-Glitter
Crafts 4 Eternity(F#38)-Autumn Days
Crafty Catz(F#101)-Autumn
Stempelsonne challenge(F)-Autumn is here


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pumpkin card

Here is another blank fall card I made for a friend. Clean and simple today. Thanks for looking

I Brake for Challenges(W#10)-Fallin For You
Inky Impressions(W#26)-Punches or dies (Spellbinder scalloped oval)
Scrapbook Sisters (W#54)-Leaves
Simon Says Stamp(W)-Anything goes
Truly Scrumptious(W#66)-Clean and simple

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fall pumpkin card

Here's another one of those shaped cards from Michael's. I used a paint brush, water and Distressing inks to paint in the image. The border punch is by Fiskars and paper is by OTC. The border stamp is by TPC Studio with ink by Ranger Industries.Other CS by Coredinations and DCWV. Thanks for looking


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Daisy Doodles Creative challenge(MO#43)
House of Gilli(MO)-Fall or Autumn
Ooh Lala(MO#89)-Punches 
Paper Pretties(MO)-Fall inspired
Woodward USA(MO)-Happy Fall
Stampin Sisters in Christ(SU#108)-Use the word Blessings

Monday, September 26, 2011

Manly Monday

Welcome to this weeks Manly Monday post. I have to admit I did these at 8pm last night and then had to work this morning. When I got home a monsoon hit our little area (not really) and now just like Michigan weather, it is sunny outside. Hopefully that will be reflected on photos. 
My mom and I got all buying crazy last week and bought two Stacks by DCWV and I am using the gears paper in both of today's cards. This first card I heat embossed the tickets on the side and then resisted the paper with Old Paper Distressing Ink. The gears I cut using my Cricut and the Indie Art cartridge. Blue paper is by BG and lined paper by DV.


I'm entering this card into the challenge at Stampin Sisters in Christ for the word Blessings in your sentiment and Here come the Boys (SU#11)- Bingo Top row (Twine, Blue paper and Die cuts)


This next card my husband really liked. I used the diamond plate folder by Cuttlebug on Basic Grey paper. On the gear paper (DCWV) I placed brads in the centers of the gears. The silver gear I cut using Cricut and Indie Art again. This time I took the die cut and placed it on top of the Versa Mark ink pad. I pushed the die into the ink so that it was completely covered. Then I poured embossed powder over it and started to heat emboss. In order to cover the enter die cut, while it was still hot from embossing I would pour more embossing powder onto it. After about 6 times the die cut was complete. For the sentiment I stamped it on the die cut and then inked the edges with my blending tool. After it was dry I stamped and heat embossed the clock with clear embossing powder. 



I'm entering this card into the challenge at Simon Says Stamp and show(MO)-Men only
Thanka for stopping by and taking a look:)


Sunday, September 25, 2011

I Did it Creations Challenge

This week our theme at I Did it Creations is SCHOOL. We are sponsored by Floppy Latte Designs. I love to make graduation cards and so when I saw this image, I was all about it. The fun border stamp is by TPC Studio, patterned paper by Deja Views, ink by Ranger Industries and die cut by Spellbinders.
I used a paint brush and distressing inks to color the image in. It was my fourth attempt at coloring the image and I had to call it quits. So it's not perfect but looks good to me. And really that is what it's all about-doing what I love and liking what I created, flaws and all. Thanks for taking a look and I hope you will join in our challenge.




Saturday, September 24, 2011

Saturday's Rock!

Especially when I get to create and play all day. Today I am showing yet another impulse buy from Michael's. (I'm seeing a trend here) I can't resist these shaped cards for $1. Yes I know I'm not so good with the money on this one. I say that because in my cart I have $20 worth of the packaged cards that were on sale 3 for $5. This averages to $1.66 per package of 25 cards and I just paid $1 for 8 so I can have the fun edge on it. Brilliant, I know! Oh well. I work, right?
Thanks for stopping by. I hope your weekend is grand.



Friday, September 23, 2011

Autumn brings new cards

Look at that blue sky in the background. A vision of beauty. Pretty soon all that green will be white and when that happens everyone forgets how to drive. Oh glory Michigan!
But before the white stuff takes over those trees will turn a perfect shade of amber per the fairies in Pixie Hollow. I haven't lost it. I'm just happy it's Friday. 
Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Halloween Cards

Today I am featuring some new Halloween stamps by Robyn's Fetish. These are just two of the bunch that she just came out with. On this first one I used patterned paper from Best Creations and Rusty Pickle. The stamped letters are by Sizzix, die cuts by Spellbinders and the image is colored in using Copic markers. Go easy on me. I don't practice like I should. This thing called a job gets in my way of becoming a master coloring artist. hehe
The orange paper is the paper that you find in a picture frame. It was glossy so applied alcohol inks to it and stamped the cob webs on top of that. I sewed around the edge of the card and then distressed the edges to make it have a scary feel to it. That's only because my sewing job was super scary and needed......to be distressed. We will leave it at that.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:


This second card is I used Glossy Accents on the Copic colored letters. The two pieces of twill by Karen Foster remind me of the two front teeth you carve out of your pumpkin. It's a stretch but just go with me on it. The witch hat paper is unknown but the green is by Echo Park and the orange by DCWV. The ribbon is by Little Yellow Bicycle, die cut by Spellbinders and the punch is by Martha.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fall card

I created some fall cards for a friend and this was one of them. I used the same stamp as yesterday. I just love how one stamp can be used so differently. The patterned paper came from Michael's Recollection Simply Autumn pad. It was a total impulse buy. It was so beautifully displayed where you stand in line and was conveniently half off that day. Sucker!! Yup that's me. Hook, line and sinker. Anyways, Thanks for stopping by today:)

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Cards and More(TU#37)-Brown, Red and cream
Tuesday Throwdown(TU#67)-Fall
Pile it On(SU#38)-Fall colors
Our craft Lounge(FR)-Color inspiration



Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Birthday cards

Today I am showing a couple of cards for women. I adore this first stamped image. It's a borrow from my friend Gina. I love being able to trade supplies for a week and then turn them in to borrow others. 
The stamps are by Hero Arts, ink by Memento and Close to my Heart and cardstock by HL and Recollections.


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Less is more(SA#33)-Anything goes CAS
One Stop Craft(SA#149)-Girlie
Wee Memories(SA#68)-No patterned paper


This second one is a little different color scheme then I usually use but hey gotta branch out somewhere. Thanks to my blog buddy Jingle I learned you can post not so perfect cards on your blog too. Thanks Jingle:)


The green paper is Bo Bunny and the twine is from Jillibean Soup. I think the border is by Basic Grey.


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Critter challenge(MO#83)-Create a card using 1 image, use 2 different pattern papers, use 3 embellishments, and 1 sentiment
Heart song Inspirations(SU#16)-Use the color orange
Kaboodle Doodle(MO#85)-Layers


Monday, September 19, 2011

Manly Monday

Clean and simple Manly Monday cards today. Sorry I missed posting last week. Life happens. 
The leaf in this first card is by Shelly's Images. It was a freebie probably last year.

This next one I'm not sure where that freebie came from. When I first started collecting freebies I didn't do well at labeling them. But as my collection grew I would place the name of the contributor as the files name. So I do apologize to the maker of this sentiment freebie. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Saturday's Rock!

Best wishes to you all. May the weekend find you peaceful and free from the hectic schedule that the week days often bring. I know I am loving it.



Friday, September 16, 2011

Fall tree card

I'm into making fall cards this year. I will have more to show you in the coming days. Idk what it is about fall colors that get me so pumped up but I love it. I decided to change my blogs appearance too. I hope you like its new look:)
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Digi stamps by Joy(W#27)-Color combo
Fab N Funky(W#90)-Bingo (embellishment-twine, buttons and stamped image-tree)
For Fun Challenge(W)-Red Brown and yellow
Little Red Wagon(W#98)-Twine
Bearly Mine(TU#19)-Buttons
Happileigh Scrappin(MO#39)-Fall colors
Lexi's Creations(MO#48)-Autumn
Come and Set it Challenge(SU)-Red, Brown and Orange



Here is a second very similar card I made while making the first one. Why not make two when the supplies are out and ready to go.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.




Thursday, September 15, 2011

Back to school

I have a back to school Good Luck card today. The paper on top is by K and i Memories and the ribbon by Doodlebug. I colored in the apple with Copic markers.


I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Clear it out(TU)-Back to school
Cupcake craft challenge(MO)-Back to school
The Ribbon Reel(SA#10)-Back to school
Card Cupids(SU)-Back to school
Papercraft Star(#62)-Anything goes
Divas by Design(W#10)-Back to school
Thanks for looking

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lawn Fawn challenge

I made this lovely card for a call and it didn't get picked so I will use is here and enter a few challenges.
Lawnscaping challenge-Embossing
Your next Stamp(WE#51)-Paper piecing
Craft your passion(MO#75)-The "F" word (friend)
Supplies-cardstock: Kaisercrafts and Sunborn
patterned paper: Scenic Route
stamps: Lawn Fawn, Stampendous, Elle Studios
ink: Colorbox, Stampin Up and Ranger Industries
flower stickers: Martha Stewart
embossing folder: Cuttlebug
Embossing powder: Stampendous
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Flattened bottle cap cards

I was so busy yesterday that I didn't even take the time to post Manly Monday. I do apologize. I'm in the middle of reorganizing my scrap room and the hours just fly by when I am focused on a mission. I did make progress yesterday but still have so much more to purge and sort through. I do know this, I have no business buying new products with all the stuff I have accumulated over the last 2 years.
This first card is a birthday card (lots of birthdays lately) that I used a flattened bottle cap as my main image. If you are looking to buy flattened bottle caps, I sell them in my Etsy store. I have others or singles in my collection so be sure to email me if you are looking for something in particular. grohcm@gmail.com
The embossing folder is by Sizzix which I inked the edges using my TH blending tool and distressing ink Pumice Stone. The dog bone stamp is by Stampendous with cardstock by Sunborn, CM and Recollections.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Craft your passion(MO)-Use the "F" word (friend)
Creative Stamp Friends(MO)-For a man
Forever Friends(MO)-Use a die cut
House of Gilli(MO)-embossing
Paper Creations Ink(MO)-distressing
Stamps + Fun = Creativity(MO)-include an animal
The Crazy Challenge(MO)-Birthday



You can see in this view the dimension of the bottle cap isn't very high and does mail US postal at normal 44 cent rates.


The sentiment stamp is by Cloud 9 and I used Faded Jeans distressing ink by RI for the sentiment and inking the blue die cut.

This next card also display a flattened bottle cap. All the bottle caps in my Etsy store have cardstock backing making it easier for you to add one to your project.
Supplies: CS Recollections & CM; patterned paper and embossing folder by Provo Craft; flourish stamp by Autumn Leaves; sentiment stamp is UK; ink and scallop circle punch by SU; corner rounder by CM; die cut by Spellbinders.



Thanks for looking. Have a fabulous day.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I Did it Creations Challenge

This week at I Did It Creations the theme is Anything Goes. We are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish. I used one of her new images from her back to school collection. Thanks for looking.


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Friends card

I made this friend card using PP by DCWV and my Spellbinders oval scallops. I'm not sure who the stamp is by. I borrowed it from a friend and she takes them out of the package. I'm entering this card into the challenge at My Time to Craft for the Just between friend challenge, My Craft Spot and Stamps R Us.
 Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, September 9, 2011

Happy Birthday card

Today is a friend's birthday so I posting this card for her. 
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Purple frogs(TH)-Birthdays
My mums craft Shop(W)-Layers of ribbon
Ribbon Carousel (TU#19)-Anything goes with ribbon
Lia Stampz(W#2)-Birthday
Paper Pretties(MO)-Primary colors
VO Stamps(MO#16)-Primary colors
Thanks for stopping by.