Saturday, December 31, 2011

Deer at Christmas---well, barely after Christmas.

OK, look away if you don't believe in killing Bambi because this picture is of a buck my husband shot last month.  He is an 8-point and my husband was thrilled with the kill.  Frank does always thank the spirit of those animals he kils for providing us with meat. Yes, we eat the meat---of anything he kills--and enjoyed some from this fellow for dinner several times so far. 
I just had to show that nice fellow is a lead in for my card today.  It has the buck reindeer from Winter Post on it.  This card happens to be a masculine birthday card but I also made some cards like this as Christmas cards--just added different sentiment.
The designer paper used for this card is from the Letters to Santa series. It doesn't look like Christmas paper, but instead has a nice masculine look to it. 

I used the Decorative Label, the Large oval and the 1-3/8" circle punches and the Lots of Tags die to make the sentiment on this one!  The sentiment is from the Petite Pairs set.  Love that set!!

See you here again!  Smiles, Laura

Friday, December 23, 2011

Color Challenge.Sample......

Recently I participated in a color challenge.  We were given this pictures (below) to inspire our sample.  I love the colors and Tempting Turquoise, Early Espresso and Whisper White are the colors I decided to use.
Here is my card I made for my challenge partner.  The card is Espresso, layered with Turquoise that I ran through the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  I used a strip of striped Tempting Turquoise from the Brights Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack to go down the card.  I put Espresso behind that, which I had punched using my Scallop Trim Border for edging. 

How do you like my "kiss" cholocate?  I realized a few months ago that the largest petal on the Blossom Petal Builder Punch would make a delightful "Hershey's Kiss" and have been saving it to use for Valentines! 
Well, this challenge pictures just begged me to use it now.  I put tiny pearls from the Jewels pack all over the kiss.  The "I love you" sentiment is from Three Little Words stamp set.  The sentiment "Sweets for the Sweet" is from the Sweets for the Sweet stamp set.
I used the Designer Frames oval embossing folder as a backing for the "kiss."

The "sweets for the sweet" sentiment is punched from the 1-1/4" circle punch, layered onto a turquoise Scallop Oval and that is layered onto a Wide Oval of Espresso.

I hope my swap partner liked this card!! I had fun making it!!
Smiles, Laura

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Beautiful Season....

I had decided I would not purchase this stamp set and then I saw a card using it and decided I HAD to buy this set.  It is a beautiful set--called Beautiful Season!

This card is white, layered with Cherry Cobbler, and then topped with white cardstock.  I stamped the chickadee image on the white using black ink.  Then I stamped it again on another sheet and punched out just the bird with my 1-3/8" circle punch.  I colored that bird and popped it up over the original image.
I punched the Lace Ribbon Border from Cherry Cobbler cardstock and ran Very Vanilla 1/8" taffeta ribbon through it.  I topped each flower on that with a Pearl Jewel.

I like how this card turned out.  I hope it inspires you!  Smiles, Laura

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sick? Ick!

It's been so long since I posted! I'm sorry!  It is a busy time of year and other things have taken precedent over my blog.  I finally made time today to show you a new card.

This is a card I made for my friend Joan when she had surgery recently.  Technically she wasn't sick, but I like this "sick-ick" stamp from the Word Play stampset  and had to use it.  I saw this little face fellow somewhere and had to use him on a card.

The card itself is Sahara Sand, layered with Wild Wasabi cardstock with So Saffron designer paper atop that.

The little face is punched using the 1-3/4" circle punch and I used various smaller circle punches for his eyes and "spots".  His tongue is made using Blushing Bride cardstock and the Word Window punch.
Here is a close-up of the face.  I used the white gel pen for accents on it.
Here is another card I made turned landscape with a red tongue on this fellow. 
Joan liked her card and I think it cheered up her day!

Hope you all have a good one.  I will try not to be away so long next time.
Smiles, Laura