Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Witchy Woman

While at Scramp Camp in San Jose, Farley brought out a fantastic stamp set by Close to My Heart. It was called Wicked and was only available in 2011. Several of us FLIPPED out over this set. It was so perfect for Halloween cards. Farley graciously allowed us to use her set. Since Camp, we have now all managed to obtain a set of our own through eBay, etc. Hooray! Mine finally arrived via Young Nancy. Thanks so much!

This is my last Halloween card for this year. The stamps mentioned are from CTMH. The paper is from my favorite Authentique pad called Enchanted. All edges inked. Thanks for looking. Have a spooky Halloween!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Put Your Best Foot Forward

Another card using my Close to My Heart Wicked set and Authentique paper pad. Oh, I love these Halloween supplies. All edges inked. Little paper buttons made with a Stampin' Up embosslit. Thanks for looking.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hats Off to You

Still working with my Authentique pad and the Close to My Heart set of stamps called Wicked. Love it. All edges inked. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, October 28, 2012


This is a cute card I made as a Make and Take It at Scrapbook Island in San Jose during Scramp Camp. The store provided all the materials so I can't really identify them for you. The technique we learned was a faux letterpress look using Cuttlebug embossing folders and ink. Lots of fun and a great result. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Whooooo Forgot Your Birthday?

A very simple card put together very quickly for an overlooked birthday. Not much to it but I think it's cute. So I'm posting it here for your enjoyment. Created from the Club Scrap digi kit called What a Hoot. Thanks for looking.

Friday, October 26, 2012

A Cuppa Love

Today is the birthday of my good friend Farley. Several weeks ago, she challenged the Squirrely Girls to make an engineered card based upon a sample posted by Tricia Morris at Club Scrap Creates. We had a lot of fun with this challenging card (after tearing our hair out over it). We all liked it so well, we made several. I made this one with a digi kit from Club Scrap called Brewed Awakenings. I have so many friends who love coffee, I felt I had to buy it. So this one honors Farley's birthday today. Hope you have a great one!!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Cupcake Birthday

This is a birthday card for my good friend and fellow Squirrel Young Nancy. I made it using my latest favorite papers from a pad by Basic Grey called Soleil. Such a lovely color palette. I ran the yellow panel through my Cuttlebug with a birthday embossing folder, added some Stickles to the frosting and Bob's Your Uncle. All edges inked. The stamp was a Cocoa Daisy gift from Nancy to me. Love it. It's my favorite cupcake.
Happy Birthday, dear Friend!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

You're Amazing

Still plugging away at my Simon Says Stamp kits. This card is from the September kit. I cut the shapes with Nestabilities. The bird is cut from a piece of Club Scrap blue. I gave her a bling-y eye. Everything else, including the rubber and washi tape, is from the kit. These kits are a great way to make cards. Check 'em out at Simon Says Stamp.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Good Witch or Bad?

FINALLY got around to making another sample card for the Club Scrap Monthly Card Sketch

The card base is black American Crafts. All other components are created from my Club Scrap POPs box which is now interfiled and unidentifiable to me. The parts were cut with Nestabilities and my Silhouette. Sentiment was computer generated. Tim Holtz embossing folder used on green panel. Ribbon is from Mike's. All edges are inked with Distress ink. Thanks for looking. Now head on over to the Club Scrap Coffeehouse and play along.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

My Cup of Tea

While at Scramp Camp in San Jose recently, I worked diligently on my Simon Says Card kit backlog. This card is from the July kit called Absolutely Delightful. All supplies are from that kit. Thanks for looking. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

1958 Buick

Based upon Ron's challenge over at the Club Scrap blog last week, I created a couple of masculine birthday cards using a new stamp set from B Line Designs featuring old automobiles. I'm always in need of cards in this category as it seems most of my cards are feminine or flowery. For this card, I used kraft cardstock from my stash for the base, some blue and brown from the Club Scrap Bridges kit as the panel and patterned paper from Authentique Original pad. The black washi tape was from a recent Simon Says Card kit. I ran the blue panel through the Cuttlebug using a gears embossing folder. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

2 + 18 + 6 = 8 OWH Cards

Last week, Ron posted a recipe for cards over on the Club Scrap blog. Check it out. I decided to try my hand at using the cutting diagram and making more Halloween cards. I made a bunch but they are all similar, so only posting two. They are simple but effective, using that same old Authentique paper pad and my new Mini Blueprint stamps from Tim Holtz. Love! I also added a couple of spider embellishments picked up at Michael's during my San Jose visit to Scrapbook Island. Thanks for looking.

Trick or Treat

Well, after weeks of blog inactivity in preparation for a couple of road trips as well as attendance at Scramp Camp in San Jose, I now have quite a backlog of cards to post. You will be seeing them over the next few weeks. This post features a challenge thrown down this weekend by my friend Farley to make a pop-up card as suggested by Tricia Morris on the Club Scrap blog. I made two of them. You will have to wait awhile to see the other. But here I share one with a Halloween theme. Now that I have posted it, I fear it needs an interior greeting of some sort but it is what it is for now. Again I used the same stamp set as the card below and paper from that scary Authentique pad of paper. The embellishments are from Jolee's Boutique and Michael's Recollections. Thank you so much for looking.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

In The Middle

Head Squirrel Nancy has posted a challenge for another Technique Junkies technique called In The Middle. If you don't receive their newsletter, you should check it out. It's a great resource. For this challenge, I used a stamp in my stash and paper from a fabulous paper pad from Authentique called Enchanted along with Ranger Distress Inks. I've been making a lot of Halloween cards from these items and loving it. You should also cruise over to Nancy's blog to take a look at her sample as well as links to the other Squirrels. Thanks for looking.