Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Treats!

Just a quick post tonight, to share the little treats I made for my co-workers.  I picked up some Doodlebug card stock (it's double sided and sturdier), and some fun green ribbon to make the pillow pockets.  I used Tremendous Tag die cuts, and stamped some fun Halloween sentiments.  The inside is filled with chocolate and sea salt covered almonds from Trader Joe's.  Let me just say, that I'm glad there were leftovers....!

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 28, 2013

First Fresh Cut Florals

I had my first opportunity this weekend to play with Fresh Cut Florals from WPlus9.  I love the hyacinth, and stamping it was really fun!  It's a great set for those little floral accents on a card, and I'm ready to make more.

I used one of my favorite color combinations, Aqua Mist and Winter Wisteria, always a smile maker for me!

Thanks for stopping by!  Luanne

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Make it Monday - Make It Monday #137: Dimensional Leaf Wreath

Yesterday I got together with my stamping buddies and had a little time to create.  While I was there, I stamped this background using Autumn Prints.  I must get this set!  It was so fast and fun to make.  So today I used it to make a card for Make it Monday, using leaves.  I chose the leaves from Embroidered Blooms, using the die cuts from Turning a New Leaf.   A button and some cotton twine and my card was finished!

Have a wonderful week!


Friday, October 25, 2013

October PTI Blog Hop - Tag it!


Christmas is just around the corner, and this month's challenge was to make a set of Tags for our packages.  I was pretty happy that my new Christmas tag set arrived in the mail, so I could whip this out pretty quickly.  I really am excited to make more as the season approaches!  My first set is pretty traditional colors, using Pure Poppy and Pine Feather inks, and a scalloped frame cut from Ocean Tides.  I used some Pure Poppy Baker's Twine to tie them on. The berries are drops from a red Viva Pearl pen, but they look a little dark in the photo!

The second set was made with Sweet Blush card stock, and embossed with gold embossing powder.  I used a little clear rhinestone for the center, and some gold cording for the tie.  

You can hop over to Nicole's blog to see the rest of the hop ~ enjoy!



Sunday, October 20, 2013

A few wedding photos to share

I have been collecting a few photos from family and friends from the recent wedding of my daughter, and thought I'd take a minute to share some more today.  It was a gorgeous day, and a they took pictures outside behind the church.  Yes, in the cornfields!

At the end of the ceremony, they literally jumped off the platform.  You've got to know this fun loving couple, and then that wouldn't surprise you!  She did pick up the train of the dress first!


These are my four grandkids, they were ring bearers and flower girls.. It was definately family time!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Make it Monday Roses

This week's Make it Monday, featured a quick stamping technique that adds lots of texture!  I chose the leaves and flowers from Rosie Posie to give it a try. It worked great!  I used cream card stock with Autumn Rose and Simply Chartreuse inks.  Theses were placed on some Smokey Shadow Bitty Dot paper. I cut some scallops with Sweet Blush striped papers and added a photo finisher die and sentiment. The final touch was a wrinkled ribbon bow in a soft pink. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Poppy Song

Love this new set from Verve!  It's such a fun flower to play with, and when a co-worker saw my last card using it, she made a special request to use them.  She also asked for the sentiment, an old wood stamp I've had for years.  (a good stamp lasts forever, right?) The background was stamped with Soft Stone ink using Background Basics Newsprint, and I've added a little grass die cut from MFT.  

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Make it Monday - Layered Emboss Resist

I have another Make it Monday card.  For this card, I used the Mums the Word stamp set, with Boutique Borders - Sympathy and Turning a New Leaf.  The background was stamped with French Script and I used two different leaf images for the spray down the side.  The mums were die cut out of Summer Sunrise, and then stamped with Canyon Clay.   Thanks for taking a peek!


Make it Monday Lace Bouquet

This is my first Make it Monday for this week.  I really loved Heather's technique and couldn't wait to try it out this weekend.  I've used Background Basics - Music, Lace Bouquet, and a sentiment from Over Under Easy.  Colors are Kraft, Aqua Mist and Ocean Tides.  

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Masculine Make it Monday - Repeat & Lift

I have another quick card to share today, using this week's Make it Monday technique, Repeat & Lift.  For this card, I wanted to take a more masculine approach, since October is my month full of men birthdays!

I chose Sahara Sand, Pure Poppy and Smokey Shadow for this card.  It was fast, easy and I think the results are totally cool.  The sentiment in the banner die is from the Wishes Come True set.

Have a great week everyone!

Fall Fun for World Cardmaking Day!

Yesterday, I made three cards in the afternoon for World Cardmaking Day.  The first two are Watercolored Birthday cards, with some beautiful fall leaf stamps.  I stamped, and then spritzed with water for my backgrounds.

I used the same technique here, but a little different layout.

And when they were dry and put together, I used some trim pieces to make a Make it Monday card!

Even though the scraps were leftovers, I love how it turned out!  To finish it off, I found the perfect little leaf button in my Harvest Gold button jar!  Hope I can make another one today, using this fun technique!


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Two Sunflower Bouquets

I pulled out Sunflower Bouquet over the weekend to do some copic marker coloring.  Sometimes it's just relaxing to sit with markers! I experimented a little bit with the container, using the colorless blender to give a modeled look.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope your week is going well!