Moose Tracks

Another card made at Kroptoberfest for my October Stamp Camp using the 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon.  I am excited that this ribbon is not going to retire.  Let's see….On this card I owe Judy a sheet of So Safron cardstock…..My debts are piling up.

Inspired by:  Amy Koenders

Moose Tracks

Posted on : Dec 01 2013
Posted under Birthdays, Masuline |

Autumn Leaves

The peak season for fall leaves came and went extremely fast this year in the midwest.  On the day of my  October 16th stamp camp,  the trees in woods overlooking my deck were stunning.  The maple tree in my side yard was absolutely exquisite.  A week later, every leaf was gone leaving the branches bare.   This card is a beautiful representation of fall leaves.  I initially made it for a Stampin’ UP! demonstrator swap held in September and repeated the project at stamp camp.  The versatile Woodgrain Embossing Folder and sponging nearly brings these leaves to life—well maybe silk leaves.

Inspired by:  Tara Bourgoin

Stamp Sets:  Blooming with Kindness, En Français
Ink:  Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze
Cardstock:  Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Naturals Ivory
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, Stamping Sponges, Glue Dots, Adhesive

Posted on : Nov 01 2012
Posted under Fall & Thanksgiving, Thank You |

An Apple a Day

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.  This is the get well card we made at my October Stamp Camp.  The inside sentiment “Feel Better” is also from the Sassy Salutations stamp set.  Cute card for a friend who needs some cheer.

Inspired by:  Mary Fish

Stamp Set:  Perfectly Preserved, Sassy Salutations
Paper:  Gumball Green Core’dinations Card Stock , Raspberry Ripple, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green
Cool Tools:  SizzixBig Shot, Cannery Set Framelits Dies, Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies,  Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Sanding Block, Round Designer Ribbon Slides, Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Metallic Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals

Posted on : Oct 18 2012
Posted under Get Well |

Winter Memories

The sled in the stamp set brings back so many childhood memories.  I grew up in Ferguson, MO. Around the corner from my house was a street that had a steep hill known as “Tiffin Hill”.  Only an experienced stick-shift driver would attempt this hill as it had a stop sign at the top.  At the same time, it was a very good hill to learn how to drive a stick-shift. I rolled backwards down that hill many times before I could make it past the stop sign.   I digress.  This hill was so steep that during the winter, no one dared to attempt driving up the hill when it was covered with snow and ice.  So naturally, when we had snow, Tiffin Hill became a hill for sleigh riding.  We had a sled that looked very similar to this sled.  It was worn and ragged but once you waxed the blades, it flew down Tiffin Hill.  Lots of great memories make this card very special.

I took this card as a shoebox swap in September and saved it to use again for my October Stamp Camp.  This was my first experience with the Core’dinations Card Stock.  It is so cool.  I love the worn look when used with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder and Stampin’ Sanding Block. 

Oh and by the way.  The Cardinals in this stamp set were the first thing I saw which makes it extra special.  At this post, we’re in a rain delay winning 3-1 in game 3 of the NLCS against the San Francisco Giants.   Love them Cardinals!!!!

Inspired by Tara Bourgoin

Posted on : Oct 17 2012
Posted under Christmas |