Saturday, September 18, 2010

Harvest Time Down on the Farm

I'm not on the farm, but they are harvesting almonds right now, in this area; not nearly as pretty as the harvest in the back of this ole Ford truck. This stamp is from PSX, colored with markers then trimmed out and layered onto a tan a green check. The background is an embossed dot layered onto a dark brown, and down at the bottom, yep! you guessed it a scrapling!!! The scrapling was stamped with pumpkins, trimmed, layered onto the same dark brown, and then onto the gold paper the back ground is cut from. Raffia ribbons or green, tan and faded red tie at the end.

Here is the inside view of the scrapling. Just a little Happy Harvest.

I was asked what I had planned on doing with my scraplings. Most of them will be gift cards, but I thought I would try one as an embelishment. What do ya think?

Make a Wish

I finally finished my birthday card for my DIL. There isn't any stamped images this go around, just textures and embellishments, but I like the way it turned out. The flowers and sentiment were cut out with my Cricut, then the flowers we layered and made 3-D. Pearls from the ribbon embellishment were added to the centers. The vine and leaves were from a ribbon shipment from Really Reasonable Ribbon. It all lays on an embossed piece of paper from Thomas Kinkade, then mounted onto a white card. Make a wish was cut from lavender glitter paper and layered onto a solid lavender cs.
It was fun leave the stamps alone and just cut things with the Cricut, nice change.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Only Tuesday night here is California, but this
picture isn't going to change before the morning.
It has been a long day, and tomorrow I get to do it again!!! LOL. I am working on a couple of swaps and thinking about Halloween, should be working on DIL B-day card. The ideas are forming, maybe tomorrow night, when I know I don't have to get up early I'll stamp till midnight!
Stay tuned..........................

Sunday, September 12, 2010

GC67: Random Redhead Challenge: Go 3D

I just finished this card, and what fun it was (always is when a plan comes together) My 3D element are the sticks running through the treasure map, in fact they hold the map out away from the card, the other element is the embossed dryer sheet ( as today I am doing laundry). The ship was stamped on water color paper and actually painted with water colors. These are old stamps I have had for years, but haven't used them much. The map is stamped on a hand made paper, that reminded me of a cloth.
Thanks for checking it out, comments are always appreciated.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

GC67: Random Redhead Challenge: Go 3D ALL ABOUT THE WINE

I was getting ready to pop this card into the mail when that little light goes on (yep that's the realization light) I made this card for a swap and set it aside until I got my swap partner, and forgot about it. Today I rec'd my partners name, that is why I was getting redy to put it in the mail. ( I know ,who really caras get on with it!) I trimmed the stamped image of the grapes so one bunch would come out over the picture frame. The sentiments are PC generated, the glass and bottle are stickers; and my 3D element is the grapes and the metal leaf to the right. Sorry the picture is a little dark.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

GC69: Chestnut Theme Challenge: Ancient Ages

Ancient ages always brings to mind ( or mine anyway) the great Roman and Greek architecture. ( could be all that art history I took in school) And since the outer walls of the Roman Coliseum is made of travertine, that is what I chose for my background, or backstone (ooooh, booo! hiissss!)
I know that's bad, bad! I used 3 different sizes of travertine tiles, they total 6" high and 8" wide. I got to get out some of my favorite stamps for this project. They are from Beeswax, Frantic Stamper, Uptown Designs and MJ Barber. I did a few images then scrapped acrylic paint (from the tube type) over them, then stamped more images. When everything was pretty well set I used Tom Holtz Vintage Photo ink and aged the edges of each tile. They are mounted on a picture frame I had been meaning to throw away. Instead I painted the frame and hot glued the tiles to it, now it sits on a small easel here in my over crowded craft room. ;)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Autumn colored scraplings

September and it is still over 100' here, but I still feel the
call to start using autumn colors. My favorite time of the year, until Christmas!!
So here is a set of 4
scraplings I just finished, in gold tones with black and brown inks. Almost every stamp came from a different co., so please forgive me if I don't list them all, I'm still feeling yucky, and the heat just isn't helping.