Monday, September 28, 2009

Wednesday Sept 30th

This little guy actually DID get colored after I took this photo.

This is using the TAC SOTM for August and some bright papers from a discontinued collection.

It's really out of my comfort zone as I tend to use earth tone colors a LOT. But, I was trying to challenge myself to step outside my little box :-)

I want to try this again soon 'stepping outside my comfort zone'. It's fun and challenging. How about you?

Cuttlebugs and Watercolor

I received a lovely card in the mail, last week, that was done in this style...only with Daisies. She later told me she did it with a stencil and embossing paste.

So, I stamp lifted the idea using my Cuttlebug, watercolor crayons and glitter.

I need to stamp a verse inside so I can say I 'stamped' it :-) I'll be playing with this idea more in the next few days.

Have a great day!!!

Char

Happy Fall Y'ALL


This has to be my most favorite time of year! It's time to 'cozy down' and get the house cleaned and organized and PLAY with my stamps!

I have another card to share with you all.

I got my Pumpkin Cuttle bug and Autumn Cuttlebug folder out and created this easy card. It's too blah for me, tho. So, I will be playing with this idea a little more.

I love the Cuttlebug embossing folders....they are so much fun!

And, now I am playing around with the little die cuts/embossing folders. What Fun!!

Have a great day!!

Char

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sunday's Card with a little help from my Friends


Ok, here is one I didn't know what to do with AFTER I stamped the images. As you can see, I pierced the flowers and added 'stems' using the "Linear Sentiments" stamp set. But, it NEEDS something. So this is where YOU come in.

Please leave comments for me! I like this idea...just need to take it to the 'next level'.

That's your assignment if you choose to accept it :-)

Hugs,
Char

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Saturday's share


Well, it wasn't ME...this time. It is Blogger.....they are having problems with their scheduled posts. So, hopefully I can remember to come and actually POST these silly things :-)

Here is my share for today!
This is a sorta CASE from the Inspiration Avenue catalog, page 21. I say sorta cased...because her card was bigger and she used brads. I give her credit....even tho I don't know who submitted it.

Just use the Amelia papers and stamp the pumpkin from the Give Thanks set and cut it out and layer. So easy and FUN to do.

Hugs,
Char

Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday's share (I hope)

Since Thursday's card went and posted, I am going to try again. I'll get the hang of it sooner or later.

Amelia papers and Olive card stock started this card out. Then, I layered some card stock from the Neutrals card stock stack, some scalloped punches and stamped a flower image from Linear Sentiments.....added a ribbon....and poof...it was done. I love layering!

See ya tomorrow! (I hope...if this post stays where it's supposed to :-)

Hugs,
Char

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

DUH

So, ok....haven't figured out how to delay the post yet. RATS!!! So, I will try again! :-)

Cards, cards and more cards

Happy Thursday,

I am on a roll!!! I love it when the stamping slump lifts! Here is another card I created using the Love and Laughter set from TAC. Just a little layering of papers and some photo corners I cut from a triangle, a bit of ribbon....and done! I did add some sparkle with Stickles on the tree, but you can barely tell in the photo.

Going to stamp some more!!! Have a great day!!!

Hugs.....

Another Day another card

Well, after not being able to log into Blogspot for two days, GRRRRR... I sat myself down and actually stamped. Go figure :-)

I came up with about 15 cards to share. Most I am happy with...some I might just keep to myself. :-)

I am in a Fall stamping mode right now....so here is one I created the other day using the set Good Timber from the TAC catalog. I also used some ribbon I bought at a stamp store that has leaves on it.
I stamped the branch with Versamark and then colored it over with Earthtone chalks. It sort of has a suede look to it. Just a little sponging on the image and I was DONE!

Now I am playing with some other Fall images and will share soon.

Hope you are having a great FALL.....I can't wait to see the leaves changing! Although, we'll have to take a drive to actually see them as we mostly have pine and juniper trees around here.

Hugs,
Char

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Summer is almost over

Happy almost FALL everyone!!!

Wow, this has been, by far, the busiest summer for me in years and years. I thought I could 'do it all' but my hubby convinced me otherwise and we had a long talk and I finally made the decision to let go of several long term commitments just to keep my stress level at bay and my commitment to myself about getting healthier this year. (More on that in another post)

I unsubbed a lot of Yahoogroups and lurked on others and I also had to quit or curtail many 'real life' commitments, including a stamp club I had formed a couple of years ago with friends. It was a very hard decision for me to make but I was confident that the gals in the club would continue to get together and stamp, they didn't need me there to spur them on. But, still....it was a really hard decision and I miss seeing them.

Anyway, back to blogging. It is one of the fun things I love doing so hopefully I am back to doing it on a regular basis again.

I have so much to share about this summer, the activities I was able to take part in ...including WAG.

I'll leave you with a fun project I did for WAG (Western Angel Gathering). I got the original idea from my good buddy, Rita Holmes who got it from someone else...who probably got it from someone else...you know how that goes......but, I just changed it up a bit with punches etc. I also taught it for a group of ladies at a camping rally. They had a lot of fun making them, too.

Have a fantastic day!!!
And, remember...take care of YOU first!!! Hugs, Char