Friday, October 22, 2010

Taylored Expressions Blast From the Past Blog Hop October 2010

Welcome to the Taylored Expressions Blast From the Past October Blog Hop!  Our focus this month is for the upcoming holiday and Christmas season.  We were to either use a TE holiday stamp set, or give a holiday spin to any other TE stamp set.  We were also given this wonderful sketch:

I chose to use the stamp set Holiday Wonder, and wanted to create my own magical home.  I first stamped the house in white, then fine linen, then cherry cobbler, and then paper pieced the layers.  I also cut out the two windows and clear embossed then to make them shiny (it's a little hard to see in the photo).  I also paper pieced the curtains, and stamped the Christmas tree in the window.  I added lots of glitter, some sparkly fluff for the snow, and then put together the background.

"Enjoy the Magic of Christmas"

I also made the door to open, and added a little sentiment.  My son had great fun holding the door open!

Stamps:  Holiday Wonder (TE)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock:  Stamper's Select White, Ripe Avodado, Spring Rain, Fine Linen (PTI); Cherry Cobbler (SU)
Patterned Paper:  Bitty Stars (PTI)
Accessories:  Glitter, Clear Embossing Powder, Sparkly Fluff, Glitter Ribbon, Tinsel Ribbon, Rhinestones, Copic Markers

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I can't wait to start hopping and see all the wonderful holiday creations!


Sunday, October 17, 2010

October Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz

Hello Everyone!

I am so excited to be participating in Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz for the first time!  This month's theme is Autumn/Harvest, so I used some images from Bountiful Baskets Additions.

Let Us Give Thanks

I used the leaf from Bountiful Baskets Additions and some embossing powder to make the background paper, plus a little sponging on my nestabilities to frame my image/sentiment.

Stamps:  Bountiful Baskets Additions (WMS)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock:  Fine Linen, Ripe Avocado (PTI); Pumpkin Spice (Gina K Designs)
Accessories:  Nestabilities, Copic Markers, Ribbon (CTMH), Clear Embossing Powder

Thanks so much for stopping by--can't wait to see what everyone has created on the waltz, WMS blog waltzers are so talented!


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Birthday Planes!

Hello Everyone,

Well, I said I would post these planes back in September . . . time sure got away from me! I hope you guys are all staying healthy, my youngest is having a hard time with that since school started. Without further ado, the airplanes:

Happy Birthday

My son was invited to a birthday party for two of his friends, and these are the cards I made to go with their presents.  They just seemed like fun little boy cards!  I used the distressing kit from CTMH, those different brushes are sure fun!

Stamps:  Fly Away (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Spring Rain (PTI)
Cardstock:  Stamper's Select White, New Leaf, Spring Rain (PTI)
Accessories:  Distressing Brushes (CTMH), Cricut (planes)

Thanks so much for stopping by!