Sunday, October 27, 2013

ATCAS: One Layer

Addicted to CAS has posted a new challenge.  The theme is "One Layer".  Okay...I am not very good at stamping...but I do like mixing ink colors when stamping so I went with that.  I used my circle punch to create a mask  for my sentiment.  The "background" was stamped using a collection of TPC stamps and three CTMH inks.  I think the sentiment is from a Hero Arts OWH and the circle is from Limited Edition.  It did take me four trys to get this card...

Cards In Envy: Spotlight

This card was made especially for the current challenge at Cards in Envy.  I have to admit that this is my first time at trying this technique...wasn't sure I could make it work until I realized that the image could be colored in grays.  The cute image is by Whimsie Doodles.  Papers by K&Co and American Crafts.

OWH Sketch #196

Hello!  Another wonderful sketch with some awesome samples thanks to the Doodle Pantry team.  I decided that it was time to break out this free digi from Starry Nights Studio.  The dog is popped out for a little added dimension.  Paper is by American Crafts; sentiment by Stampin' Up. 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

OWH MWT: Green & Pink

Super simple card with the Hero Arts OWH sentiment.  I got to break out one of my new embossing folders.  Happy to be making cards for the weekly challenge!

Monday, October 21, 2013

A Monster Party for SSC!

I really went out of my comfort zone with this card.  The images were free from Lawn Fawn and aren't they just the cutest monsters?  The theme this week at Sweet Stampin' Challenge is Monster Birthday.  Papers mostly by American Crafts.  I had lots of fun with my punches to create the embellies.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

OWH #195

I look forward to my Sunday OWH sketch fix.  This week's sketch was one of deja vu because it seemed like one of my go-to-sketches that floats around in my head when I am making cards with just my mojo.  Thanks Barb for a easy sketch and great sample!

I ended up pulling out some old papers that I had not used by Cosmo Cricket.  No stamping/coloring on this card, which made it super easy. 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

OWH Sketch #194

Last week I was able to take a little break at my LSS.  I swore I would not buy any paper but I could not resist this MME 6x6 paper pad.  So of course when this awesome sketch by Nancy was posted I saw and opportunity to break it out.  I had to take some creative liberties with measurements and number of layers to make my card work.   

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Cards in Envy & Sweet Stampin' Challenge

I have to admit I was a little stymied at first on the "Now That's Scary" theme at Cards in Envy.  I do not make many Halloween cards as OWH does not have a big need for them.  I dug around until I found the haunted house (Making Memories) paper.  The sentiment and pumpkin row are stamps from Hampton Arts.  I am also linking this card up to Sweet Stampin' Challenge "Halloween".

OWH ODBD Challenge

This card was made using a fall swap kit from Cindy Simcik-Brighton and a recent OWH sketch (one of my new faves!).  Thanks Cindy!!! 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Sweet Stampin' Challenge & Birdie Brown

Good Morning!  I made this card yesterday using this cute image by Torico at Birdie Brown that is free for her October challenge.  I am also linking it up to the Sweet Stampin' Challenge "Autumn is Here" challenge.   I used my Stamping Up cloud embossing folder for the sky.  A piece of burlap ribbon inked in yellow for the straw bale.  Brought back memories of my younger days! 


Sunday, October 6, 2013

OWH Sketch #193

Thanks to Velda and her great sketch I was able to whip up this card...Thanks Velda!  My card uses October Afternoon paper and the Hero Arts OWH stamp.  I ended up double matting the rectangle piece to add a little extra pop between the aqua papers.   

Saturday, October 5, 2013

OWH WCMD Blog Hop Candy

The drawing for this blog candy will close @5:00 (Central Time) on the 10/10/2013.  To enter please leave me your email address (ie randomataoldotcom) in your comment. It is as simple as that!

OWH WCMD Blog Hop 2013

Welcome...hope you are having a great time on this fabby holiday.  My card uses an older stamp by DOTS "On My Honor" that I found secondhand.  I used sketch #192 and some papers by K&Co to create my card.  One of my least used punches is my corner rounder so I pulled it out.  The star embossing was done using the Darice folder and the sentiment was computer generated.  Banner is a Paper Smooches die.

To sign up for a chance to win some blog hop candy please visit my next post. That is all...on to the next stop!

Friday, October 4, 2013

All Dressed Up Challenge Blog

What an adorable image from All Dressed Up!  A fellow OWHer Donna posted a card for their first challenge which I immediated fell in love with.  Paper piecing the image seemed to be the way to go and I used dps from MME.  The background was created using one of my hexi punches.  Not sure how I got lucky enough to have coordinating ribbon.  It must be my lucky day! 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

The theme this week is Things with Wings at Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog.  I decided to start with this sweet image from Digi Darlas that I had once colored using pencils.  It was definitely easier to color with my Copics (and more fun!).  Papers by K&Co and Cosmo Cricket.  I added some Liquid Pearls freehand to add some glitz without adding bulk.  A little Glossy Accents along the wings, flower, and butterfly was my final touch.