Monday, October 26, 2015

Simon Monday Challenge:Throwback

Simon Monday Challenge Blog

So, Simon's Monday Challenge was to pick a past challenge and I decided to go with the same theme as Emma,  To The Moon, which you can read about here.

I'm still in the fall mode and have not gotten tired of the leaves, the crisp air or the pumpkin flavors yet.
 It IS my favorite time of year!!

I am not quite ready to dive right into Christmas yet although
I have done a couple small projects.

Anyway,  I've been wanting to use this adorable owl stamp I
got from Penny Black that I love and this was the perfect chance.

I stamped my owl in Ranger black archival ink. Masked him off with a circle. Stamped the Tiny Star
Background(Basic Grey) with versamark and used hologram embossing powder. I kept the mask on and colored the night sky with distress inks.  I finally colored my cute owl with my zigs and used some wink of stella. I used glossy accents for his eyes which ended up bleeding a little but it didn't bother me, I still like the way he turned out. I planned on putting a sentiment bubble but didn't like anything I came up with so I left it out all together. It's hard to see his sparkle but he really does shine!!

  I sent this little guy to someone in my Birthday Club on FB. Let me know if you're interested in joining. All you have to do is send three cards a month and two in your birthday month and you receive 35 on your birthday. Lots of fun!!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop Challenge

It's that time again!! The 25th is always the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop
The Inspiration:

Blog hop inspiration
I decided to make a tag, always needed with Christmas not too far off.
Here it is:
It's a tag and/or a card. This is also for the MIM #227 Focal Clusters.

I am also entering the following challenges:

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

  and the Papertake Weekly Challenge: All About the Base. We were challenged to use a different
shape for a base. It gets you thinking a bit!!

My supplies: PTI Nativity Silhouettes Stamp Set,
 Kaisercraft, Home For Christmas paper
(that I was lucky to receive at Simon Says Create this past weekend,
 A Great time was had by all and a huge THANK YOU to everyone that had
 anything to do with that awesome event!!)
Tim Holtz Mini Holidays 2 Stamp Set, Hero Arts black ink and red twine.
Scalloped and oval dies.

This is a quick post just to get back to my routine Sunday posts and I NEED my own
bed very soon.  After a great weekend I think I will have some overflowing craft MOJO.
 Because of this you should be seeing at least a couple posts this week so I can try out
some of my new goodies.
Thanks for stopping!!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Embossed Birthday

I am always in need of birthday cards and even more now that I haved joined a FB Birthday Club.
So, when I feel like creating it usually ends up birthday or thank you. I decided to combine a couple challenges today. Papertake Weekly Challenge is a new one to me. It was the last week of September so we could take our pick of the themes and I went with the technique theme of embossing and product theme with Distress Ink, I LOVE them ALL, seriously!! I always have trouble choosing colors!

So, here is my card:
I embossed my background with clear embossing powder after stamping with versamark ink and The Grid BG stamp by MFT. I then, just played around with some Distress Ink and water. Peacock Feathers, Milled lavendar and the NEW Wild Violet, love them together! I did not have a dark purple cardstock that I thought matched well so I swiped("No swiping Swiper"-swiping allowed!) the Wild Violet ink across my Papertrey Ink Lavendar Moon CS and then die cut my Happy Birthday(Impression Obsession die) out. Stuck her on with Tombow Mono and shimmered it up with Wink of Stella! Added the heart at the last minute and gave it a coat of Wof S also. Love the final product and actually I did two.
 Here they are together :

I am also entering this into the Virginia's View Challenge # 19

October Challenge: All Things Colored
The  World Cardmaking Day Challenge found over at Simon Says Stamp.

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:Anything Goes

AAA Cards: Game #49 Word Play

Thanks for stopping by today!!