Friday, September 13, 2013

Fab Friday 26

When I saw all the fall themed cards that the design team had for this color challenge, I decided I wanted to be like Justin and be a rebel.  I opted to make a birthday card.  I absolutely love Henry, from the Henry Says stamp set.  I think he is so adorable.  I hope you like my Henry card as much as I do.

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The Paper Players #162

Boulder County, CO is flooding.  I have been working for Boulder County for a little over a year now and they are getting hit so hard.  Some of my coworkers live up in the mountain towns and all the access roads to them have washed away.  I sat in front of the TV yesterday for hours just watching the devastation of the water.  Yesterday I attempted to work from home and didn't get much done because of my limited access to things.  This morning we didn't need to go in again but I am waiting to get called in.  Since I run the hazardous waste facility we are expecting a lot of flooded basements to be cleaned out in the near future when everyone is safe.  I am still freaking out because the road that I used to drive on got completely washed out suddenly and took down three cars with it and they had to rescue a man out of the rapids.

So, in an attempt to keep my mind off of the bad news I made a card.  It is nothing special now that I look at but I know there are a few birthdays coming up in our office and I thought I would get a head start on the birthday cards.

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The Paper Players #162

Monday, September 9, 2013

Let's HANG OUT this Halloween

For this Halloween card, I combined the sketch from Mojo Monday with the challenge from Stampin' Royalty to use patterned paper.  I have had a stack of Halloween themed papers on my craft table, which moved to the floor, then back to the table, then back to the floor so I decided I need to use them.  I found some scrap pieces falling out of the edges of the stack so that's what I used.  I had this stamp that I bought a few years ago and never used so I thought I would break it in.  The stamp and the sentiment are so fun.  I stamped the spider several different times trying to find matching colors and ended up paper piecing almost the entire image, the square, the spider, the hat, the candy corn and then the eyes and mouth.

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Color Throwdown #258

Today while I was organizing all of my scraps I found these 6"x6" papers that I had never used before. Since the colors seemed pretty close to the colors in the Color Throwdown challenge I thought I would throw together a quick card.  I love the color combination!

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Color Throwdown #258

Happy Halloween

It seems like everyone is using washi tape lately.  I bought a few rolls of washi tape last year and never really used them.  So when I saw this sketch from Retrosketches, I figured it was about time I busted out my washi.  It looks kind of random but I think it kind of works.  I also experimented with my blender pens today.  I've had these babies probably for a year now and never touched them.  So, I finally broke them in.  They are so cool.  I should probably learn how to color so my images don't look so streaky but I like the pumpkins a lot!  They are so cute.

Stamp: Pumpkin Plaque (Stampendous)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant (SU)
Cool Tools: Washi (Target), Blender Pens (SU), Twine (The Twinery)

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Gently Falling

For this card I combined the color combination from the Pals Paper Arts color challenge and the Sketch Frenzy Friday Sketch.  The colors immediately made me think FALL!  So I decided to bust out my only fall themed stamp set, Gently Falling.  I couldn't decide what to use for my accent strip and I remembered that I had bought some burlap at a fabric store for another project so I snipped off a little strip for my card.  


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Stamp: Gently Falling
Ink: Midnight Muse, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso
Cardstock: Midnight Muse, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla

Challenges Entered:
PPA #170
Sketch Frenzy Friday

Freshly Made Sketches #102

This morning I woke up at 6:30 am.  I was bummed because it is my only day off this week and I was hoping to try to sleep and that didn't work out.  So, I decided to head off to my craft room.  I bought some new containers to organize my scraps and I thought I should finally sift through the bins of scraps that I had been collecting and work out a system.  Of course, I eventually got distracted and needed to make some cards using up the scraps.

Stamp: Gently Falling (Stampin' Up!)

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