Monthly Archives: October 2012

Friday Mashup #82

I thought I was done with Halloween, but here is one more for the Friday Mashup #82.

So here is the “Mashup” Challenge:
  1. Make a project with a “Witch”.
  2. Or Make a project using “Bleach”.
  3. Or “Mash it Up” and create a project with a “Witch using a Bleach Technique“.

I don’t like bleach, so I just made a card with a witch.  I really don’t care for witches either so I had to get creative.  Here’s the card I made, you can click on it to make it larger:

I used an unusual amount of different products to make this card, well, I think so anyway;)  For the main image, I used digital wordart from Raspberry Road Designs called Haunted Dreams Wordart.   It was really easy to use!  AND they are having a 50% off sale until Oct. 31, 2012!

Now on with the card info;)  The paper I used is Stampin’ Up! digital paper.  The background plaid is from Howlstooth & Scaringbone, you can get the paper, or the digital paper.  I used digital paper, I like to resize my paper to “fit” my cards.  The “moon” is also digital Crushed Curry.  Hmmm, actually all the paper is digital, I print my “paper” on cardstock and then cut it out.  My card is layered just like you would layer any card, the main image is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The “moon” was cut out with a Spellbinders Circle Die, and then I sponged Basic Black around the edges.  I used the bat stamp from the Stampin’ Up! set Wicked Cool.  I printed my main digital image on digital Very Vanilla.  I even printed the black background papers digitally, only because I was printing everything else anyway.

To finish it off, I added three colored, sparkly adhesive embellishments from Michaels.  I was going to put either 3 orange or 3 black, but my granddaughters were my design consultants today, they are 6 & 7, and they wanted both!

Thanks for stopping by today:)  Be sure to stop by the Friday Mashup and check out the other cards! 🙂


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Exciting updates from Stampin’ Up!

Wow, you won’t want to miss all the great things going on at Stampin’ Up!  Please visit my Stampin’ Up! blog for all the info:) !

There is a very special SALE for Monday Oct. 29th only!!!!
Thanks for taking the time to look:)  I’ll be back soon with more Simply Made Cards:)

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Merry Monday #38

I have so many cards made for Christmas, it will be hard to decide who gets what!  That won’t stop me from making more! LOL

The card today I made for the challenge over at Merry Monday, this one is #38.  Here is their sketch for this week:

I flipped the sketch up and made this card, you can click on it to make it larger:

This is another awesome, cute, pre-colored digital image from Fred She Said! This super cute image is called Winter Westie.

Here are the details: –

includes BOTH the DIGI and Pre-Coloured versions.
-DIGI ( uncoloured ) is in JPG, PNG + printable sheet.  Digi also includes an alternate Wesite WITHOUT a scarf.
-Pre-coloured are in JPG and include 2 versions of scarf + printable SHEET.

Ok, I copied and printed that part, I didn’t want to get it wrong;)

I learned how to take a color from the image and make matching paper, that’s how I got the matching green.  The red snowflake paper is also FSS-Christmas Papers 2009.  I cut out the image with a Spellbinders circle die, and the snowflake trim is a die from Memory Box.  A touch of black cardstock and white cardstock for the card background and I was done:)

Very Simply Made;)  I hope you like it:)

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope to see you again soon! Don’t forget to stop by Merry Monday and look at all the beautiful cards!  Next week Fred She Said will be having another Blog Hop, be sure to stop back for prizes!


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Freshly Made #58

This card has a brand new digital image from Fred She Said, it is so cute!  I made this card for the Freshly Made challenge #58. Here’s their sketch for this week:

Here’s the card I made, you can click on it to make it larger:

Okay, you have to click on this and see it larger!  It is so darn cute!  This is a new digital image from Fred She Said, and you’ll never guess what she called it…….Kiss Me Scottie!   The name is even cute! 🙂  The image comes pre-colored in black, white, and 2 different browns.  There is also an uncolored version included when you buy the set:)

The other supplies I used were black & white cardstock, an embossing folder from Sizzix, a circle die from Spellbinders and some strips of colored tape, that I didn’t use as tape.  A simple, fun card to make:)

Thanks for coming by today:)  I hope to have my Merry Monday card done next;)


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Friday Mashup #81

I’ve been making Christmas cards all year, and finally, everyone else seems to be catching up:)  This is my card for the Friday Mashup #81.  Here are their details:

So here is the “Mashup” Challenge:
  1. Make a project with a “Christmas Ornament”.
  2. Or Make a project with some “Sparkle”.
  3. Or “Mash it Up” and create a “Christmas Project with some Sparkle”.

You know me, I try to “Mash it Up”  as often as I can;)  Here’s my card, you can click on it to make it larger:

The photo doesn’t do this card justice:(  This card is really sparkly!  I used the new Glimmer Paper from Stampin’ Up! called Champagne for the background and the ornament. It was kinda hard to cut the first time, but then I got it:)  The embossing folder is also SU, it’s called Northern Flurry.  The sentiment comes from the SU set Come to Bethlehem.  The ornament and the bow are both dies from Memory Box.  I love the simplicity of this card, and of course, all the sparkle:)

Be sure to stop by over at the Friday Mashup page and have a look at all the other cards!

Now before I go, I want to show you two more Halloween cards I’ve just mailed out, they’re alike, but not the same.  See if you can spot what I’ve done differently;)









Thanks for coming by today:)  I’m off to my next challenge, see you soon:)


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Freshly Made #57

This card is for Freshly Made #57. I noticed that a lot of people made Christmas cards this week for the challenge, but I’m still in Halloween mode;)  I did use a Christmas stamp set though, more on that later.  Here is this weeks sketch:

Looks simple, but it’s seems to be the simple ones that give me so much trouble;)  Here is the card I finally made, you can click on it to make it larger:

Yep, I used the new Christmas stamp set, Scentsational Season by Stampin’ Up!.  I also used the matching Framelit Dies, Holiday Collection.  The whole set is really cute!  I don’t know why I picked it for a Halloween card, just popped into my head:)

The dotted paper is from the DSP set Frightful Sight. This is the regular paper which is retired, but I also have it in digital form from My Digital Studio, still available:)  The top paper looks orange, but it’s actually More Mustard.  The stamp pad I used is Lucky Limeade, as well as the ribbon, and one of the background layers.

The spider web is one of those scratch on things I found in my stash, as well as the skull.  I love how it all came together:)

Thanks for coming by today:) My next card should be a Christmas card.  See you soon!


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Merry Monday #37

Well, here I am with another Merry Monday challenge card:)  It’s not actually Monday, it’s Friday, so that means I’m behind again!  This card is for M M #37.  First I’ll show you the sketch for this week:

I made two cards, I just had to;)  Here’s the first one, you can click on either card to make them larger:

This is an awesome, pre-colored digital image from Fred She Said!  I’ve used this image set a number of times, it’s called Christmas Poinsettia Lantern. The set is nice and big and includes the script paper, another lantern with red flowers, sentiments, B& W images, and several different formats!

I used my Stampin’ Up! Petals a Plenty embossing folder, also my Top Note die.  The ribbon is also SU, it’s Always Artichoke seam binding.  The cardstock I used is all Black and White.

Now for my second card:

If you’re thinking, wow, another pre-colored, Fred She Said digital image, you would be right! 🙂 lol  I do love my Fred She Said images! 🙂  This image is called Emma The Hugger – Snowman Edition.  This is one of Tracey’s “older” images, I still love it!  I actually use it quite often:) !  This set includes a B&W version, and a decoupage sheet (images that you cut out and layer).

I used another Stampin’ Up! embossing folder, but this one is retired:(  Stampin’ Up! cardstock, White, Garden Green, Real Red, and a retired Brilliant Blue. I am embarrassed to say I forget which FSS set I pulled the sentiment from:(  It’s either this set or the Lantern set.

For both cards I used my Spellbinders Oval dies.  On this card I used a snowflake punch from Martha Stewart.

I am up WAY too late!  Thanks for stopping by:)  I’ll be back very soon with some more cards, hope to see you then! 🙂






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Friday Mashup #80

Here I am with another challenge card for the Friday Mashup, #80!  Wow, this year is going by so fast!  Here are the challenge rules and sketch:

So here is the “Mashup” Challenge:
  1. Make a project with the “Sketch”.
  2. Or Make a project using Faux Washi Tape.
  3. Or “Mash it Up” and create a project using the “Sketch and Faux Washi Tape“.

You know I like to “Mash it Up”, but this week I used only the sketch.  I’m making way too many cards this week to make my own Faux Washi Tape, but I did go have a look and may try it another time;)

Now for my card, you can click on it to make it larger:

When I bought this Stampin’ Up! set, I thought it was kinda creepy!  But it turns out, 2 of my grandchildren are into creepy! lol   I made another card like this that you can find on my “other” blog.  For  this card I found a sample in the holiday mini catalog from SU, 9/1/2011-1/3/2012, page 10.  I felt the papers had images too large for cards, just my opinion;)  Anyway, I bought the paper for My Digital Studio.  You don’t actually have to have MDS to use the papers, just some form of print program.

The stamp set is called  Piece of Poison, and the paper is called Pick Your Poison. I also used SU cardstock, Basic Black, Old Olive, and Tangerine Tango.  The ink pads are SU, Basic Black and Tangerine Tango.   The small piece of ribbon is Stampin’ Up! from the new holiday catalog,  I did use a Martha Stewart punch for the “goo”, and a little circle embellishment from Michaels.

If you have any other questions about products or technique, be sure to ask:)

Thanks for coming by today:)  Be sure to check out the Friday Mashup to see more wonderful cards, feel free to join it the fun! 🙂  See ya soon:)



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Freshly Made #56

I have a quick card and post today,  I’m in the middle of a project.  This card is for the Freshly Made #56 challenge. Here is the sketch for this week:

Here is the card I made, you can click on it to make it larger:

This is another cute pre-colored digital image from Fred She Said called, Emma in the Leaves.  I used Stampin’ Up! colors, Tempting Turquoise, Pumkin Pie, and Daffodil Delight.  Instead of ribbon, I used a SU embossing folder, Framed Tulips, the button is also SU.  The striped paper is just from my stash.

Be sure to visit the Fred She Said store and check out all of the new images, pre-colored and B&W.  Also, head over to Freshly Made and see all the other great cards.  You can join in too! 🙂
Thanks for coming by today!  I’ll be back again soon:)


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Merry Monday #36

I’m going to show you the card I posted on my other blog.  You can click over there if you would like more info about this card.  I made it for Merry Monday #36.

Thanks for stopping by today:)  I’ll be back soon with another card;)

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