Friday, September 30, 2011

The Craft's Meow October Sneak Peeks - Day 5

It's Day 5 of The Craft's Meow October Sneak Peeks. We have one last stamp set to share with everyone.  Today we're showcasing Fall Fun by Jenny Suchin. If you love cutesy images...you will LOVE this set. Here's the sneak peek that Lisa shared with everyone over at The Craft's Meow Store Blog.



And here's my sample for this set. Isn't that image such a darling?! It's just so darn cute I had to make it the focal image of my card. I also used another TCM set here, It's a Banner Day. I stamped and hand cut the banner and stamped the cute acorn image on it. 


I stamped the cute turkey image on different patterned papers and layered them one over the other. I just love anything with dimension. I think it adds a lot more interest to the card that way. So whatya think? :) Enjoying the sneak peeks so far? We have one more day to go, the HOP of course! I'll see you there ok? Don't forget to visit the other DT ladies! There are prizes up for grabs when you comment! :)


Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Craft's Meow October Sneak Peeks - Day 4

This is my second post for the day. Please scroll down if you're looking for my CASE Study Challenge 59 post.


Welcome to Day 4 of The Craft's Meow October Sneak Peeks! Enjoying yourself? Ready to do some shopping at the end of the week? :) Today's sneak peek preview is Fruity For You by Nina Brackett.  I'm a big fan of Nina's and I always expect fabulous images from her. This one is no different! I totally love it! Have you seen the sneak peek for it?!


I just love the fresh look of this stamp set. I would image that a lot of CAS designers would totally fall in love with this one. But seeing as how I'm one of the shabby chic residents  of TCM, I opted for a more layered and soft look for this set. It's pretty simple really...I just stamped the image on cream card stock, added patterned paper strips and ran it through my sewing machine. I tied a lovely soft orange bow and added a label to stamp my sentiment on. Then I adhered the panel onto some kraft cardstock base. 


What do you think of this one? I'm really loving all the colors in this card. There's one more stamp set to be revealed tomorrow. I'll see you then! Don't forget to jet on over to The Craft's Meow Store Blog for some fab prizes! :) 


CASE Study Challenge 59

Hi friends! Let's play another round of CASE Study Challenge! I look forward to this every week because it's so much fun to try to CASE other designers. I've also been participating in some releases and so have not had the chance to ink up my other stamps. This is the perfect time every week for me to do so. 


It's the last week of September. Can you believe it?! The month's are going by sooo fast! Since it is the last week of this month, it also means that it's the last week for our fabulous September muse, Miss Julie Lacey. I hope you've enjoyed CASEing her work and had fun with the rest of the design team. Here's Julie's card for this week's CASE Study Challenge 59.


If there's one thing I learned from Julie this month, is how to try to keep things simple, yet crisp. Of course, that's almost impossible for me! lol! But I try. :) Here's my sample for this week's CASE. I stayed close to the colors that Julie used and went with the over all layout of the card.


This one was pretty easy to make. I just cut the panel of patterned paper, then cut the strip of kraft cardstock and ran it through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder. I ran it through my sewing machine then tied the bow on the top portion of the card. I stamped my favorite doily stamp from The Craft's Meow, and stamped a sentiment over it as well. Simple right?! :) I can do simple after all! :) 


I want to see your take on this week's CASE Study. Join us over at the CASE Study Challenge Blog for some inky fun. And don't forget...the design team has a wonderful array of cards for everyone! See you over at the challenge blog! :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Craft's Meow October Sneak Peeks - Day 3

Hi again! I hope you enjoyed Day 2 of The Craft's Meow October Sneak Peeks. Let's get on with Day 3! Today we're showing you snippets of Apple Pickin' Time. This one is another cutie! Lots of fun images to color in. So get your Copics ready!!! :)



Here's my sample for this stamp set. I went for sweet and simple with this one. I just stamped the apple tree image straight onto the doily. I layered a background panel that I stamped myself and adhered a lavender patterned paper over it. Then I finished it off with some twine, a button and a little tag. 


I wish I was better at coloring. But seeing as how I'm not, it was wonderful to see that these images look good uncolored. Enjoying our sneak peeks so far? The TCM DT has more in store for everyone. So don't forget to check out their blogs! See you again tomorrow for Day 4! :)


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Craft's Meow October Sneak Peeks - Day 2

Hi! I'm back for Day 2 of The Craft's Meow October Sneak Peeks. We're happy to show you little snippets of the Happy Fall stamp set today. This is such a cute set, I'm absolutely sure you'll love it! It has about 10 images and 2 sentiments. People who love to color with just "Fall" for this one! ;)


I went for a completely different look this time. Fall has always been connected to yellows, orange, browns, but I wanted something else for this cute set. I brought in some white and light blues. Of course orange is still in there some how lol! 



I stamped and cut out the pumpkin and the leaves and layered them with foam tape. Then I adhered them to the seed packet cover. I like that it has a garden feel to it. We don't have pumpkins in the Philippines, at least I've never seen one there. I think it might be because of the weather. But I would love to see a pumpkin patch one day! :) 


After this head on over to the other TCM girls, they have more to show you! :) See you again tomorrow!


Monday, September 26, 2011

The Craft's Meow October Sneak Peeks - Day 1

It's the end of the month, and time for another fabulous release from The Craft's Meow. TCM has 5 fun sets for the October release. Let's start off with the first one shall we? Today's sneak peek is from As We Gather Together.



It's a Thanksgiving/Fall stamp set just in time for November. I know a lot of you would want to start early. In fact, after I finish with all the releases I wanted to start on my Christmas cards! lol! 

This set has 5 images, 1 border, and 6 sentiments. A lot to go around wouldn't you say? :) Here's my sample for As We Gather Together.


I went for fall colors, and tried to keep the layering down to a minimum. In truth, I wanted to try to make a one layer card with this one. But I just COULDN'T. I couldn't stop myself from layering and adding lace and ribbon. :) What do you think? I can't wait to show you more! After this, make sure you head on over to the other TCM girls! See y'all tomorrow! 



Saturday, September 24, 2011

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 66

Hi everyone! I was so caught up with what I was doing tonight that I almost forgot to post my WMSC 66!!! So many new shows started showing! Did you see X-Factor? And Grey's Anatomy?! OMGoodness! lol! Ren and I are TV/Movie people. :) 


It's Saturday, and time for another Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. This week we have a tricky one. It's a CIRCLE card! I'm sooo bad with circle cards. But WMSC has been pushing me from my safe place (lol!). I'm sure it's good practice. so...here's WMSC 66! :)



Here's my card for this sketch. I moved things around a bit...I've been having so much fun making Halloween cards that I can't seem to stop. I hope you don't mind! :) 


I used Text It to make my background. I layered some images over the text to make a scene. The stars, sentiment, and witch are from Midnight Feast and the bats are from Halloween Party. Of course, you can also count on Victorian Frippery to make a nice pattern. I thought this was perfect for what I wanted to do.


I'll see you over at WMSC! Enjoy your weekend! And don't forget to go through the other Mischief Makers and WMS Design Team to check out their samples. :)






Thursday, September 22, 2011

CASE Study Challenge 58

Hey friends. Whew! It's only the middle of the week but I'm already tired. Too many things going on lately. I have more good news about my mom though! Her doctors are amazed at how fast she's recovering! She's walking now, and sometimes...WITHOUT a walker, just someone beside her to catch her just in case. She's eating by herself and she's talking! :) Sometimes though she doesn't make sense, I guess she still needs more time in that department. But she's young, and she's very independent and strong...so I guess all in due time. 


I'm back with another card today for CASE Study Challenge 58. And another lovely card from our September muse Julie Lacey. I'm sorry but I'll have to keep this one short. I'm really, really exhausted tonight. Here's our inspiration for this week's challenge.





I took the wood grain pattern from Julie's patterned paper and embossed it on a kraft panel. I also added a polka dotted strip of patterned paper and adhered it on the embossed panel. All stamps used are from The Craft's Meow. I went for a lighter orange/yellow and thought that the colors were absolutely perfect for this flower stamp. It's one of my most favorite floral images. Well, that's it for me. Don't forget to check out the other girls! Good night! :)



Tuesday, September 20, 2011

WPlus9 September All Eyes On

Hey everyone! I have WPlus9 card for you today. This is for the WPlus9 September All Eyes On. We're going for a seasonal theme this month with Season of Thanks. It'll be great inspiration for those who want to make Fall/Thanksgiving cards ahead of time. 




Coming from a country that does not celebrate Thanksgiving and has no Fall season, I just thought of all the good things that come to my mind when I think of fall. In the 3 years that I've been here my favorite thing about fall is the fabulous splash of warm colors on the trees. That's what I tried to bring to my card. Here it is...


I kept it simple by stamping a text background with Defining Words. Then I took the colors that I loved about fall and stamped the beautiful leaf image on the side of the panel. I also stamped the sentiment "window", cut and inked the edges. I added some lace to soften the look a little. Enjoy your week! :)







Saturday, September 17, 2011

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 65 and September WMS Blog Waltz

Today's a double card day. It's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 65 as well as September WMS Blog Waltz. I wanted to combine them in one post so you wouldn't have to scroll all the way down just to see the other. Let's get started with Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 65 with a sketch by our very own Anya. I was so excited when I saw it, because it had sooo much potential Shabby Chic potential. 




Here's my sample for the sketch. I re-sized the panels to fit what I had in mind. I found this beautiful piece of patterned paper. I'm sorry but I don't know from which collection it came from. But I really loved the combination of the soft green with the kraft. 


I used Say It Loud for the sentiment. And I didn't have an edge die that matched the sketch so I just stamped Very Vintage Labels No. 18 and adhered it beneath the front panel of my card. I hope you like my simple card for the sketch challenge. I'll see you all over there! 


Onto the September WMS Blog Waltz. The theme for this month's blog waltz is anything Halloween related. And I'm still really, really fixated on my Midnight Feast and Halloween Party. So I used both on my card.


I layered the images on my card with some double sided foam tape. And inked EVERYTHING! lol! :) I tried twirling the twine I used on the button. I keep seeing it everywhere now and thought it was pretty. It took a while but I finally managed to do it.


I can't wait to see what everyone made for the Waltz! :)


Friday, September 16, 2011

WPlus9 September Release: A Pocketful

Hi all! It's FRIDAY! Yay! :) I have one last post for the WPlus9 September Release. This stamp set is A Pocketful....and it literally is! There's a lot of fun images that can be used in so many different ways. 





Details

  • is a 6x8 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • contains 32 stamps; 4 pocket images, 11 accent images and 17 sentiments and sentiment builders
  • will be available for purchase September 5th for just $19


For my sample, I used the flowers to make a border on the bottom of my card. I wanted to do that as soon as I got the stamps in! lol! And instead of denim jeans, I went with a khaki pant pocket instead. It seemed to blend in better with the colors that I chose for my card. 


I love the idea of the pockets, because you can put anything you want in there...and from ANY stamp set you might have in your stash. And vice versa, the images in this stamp set can be used for other things than just filling the pockets as I have done here. I guess it's all up to your imagination. 



I hope you've enjoyed my cards for this month's WPlus9 release. Head on over to the store and blog for more inspiration! :)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

2nd Post: CASE Study Challenge #57

***My WPlus9 September Release post is just down the road...scroll down to see it!***


It's half way through September already, and we're on our 3rd week for our September muse Julie Lacey. I hope you've enjoyed her wonderful inspirational cards these past few weeks. This week we're at CASE Study Challenge #57. And here's Julie's card for this week.





I love the colors she used for this one. Anything with kraft cardstock catches my eye instantly. And what better colors to pair it off than with gorgeous neutrals?! Isn't Julie a genius?! :)

Here's my version of Julie's card for this week. I'm still very much into Halloween cards this week and since I just got my WMS Halloween stamp sets in the mail, I wanted to get them inky. :) I actually used a combination of different stamps for this card. I'll tell you about them as we go along...


I have wanted that "window" since I first saw it over at Waltzingmouse Stamps. It just wasn't the right season at that time and so I held off buying it. I was actually very excited when I realized that I could finally get my hands on them. The wonderfully goth "window", stars and sentiment are from Midnight Feast. And the spooky owl is from Halloween Party Stamp.


One of my favorite crafty designers is Betsy Veldman, and I just love how she makes backgrounds using different stamps. I tried to make my own here using some Papertrey Ink stamps. I just love medallions, and these Mehndi Medallions are just beautiful. It was perfect for my goth "window". The spiderweb frame is from Friendship Jar Fall Fillers. It's just a small stamp that I used several times to make this frame.


I hope you like it and that I see you over at the CASE Study Challenge Blog this week! Don't forget to check out the other DT members! :)

WPlus9 September Release: A Pocketful: Halloween

I just love Halloween! It's the perfect excuse to have and give some candy away! Now don't get me started on the cute costumes we see the kids parading in each year. I remember how extravagant the house decorations were in our village back home in the Philippines. And even here, now that I'm in New York, I can't believe how far people take their decorating to! It's just a completely fun holiday. :)

Which is why I was absolutely taken with A Pocketful: Halloween. The images are soooo cute!  I actually found myself using it with another WPlus9 stamp set (Hope Seed Co.). That's how versatile it is. You just have to see it to know what I mean...



Details

  • is a 4x6 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • contains 11 stamps; 4 images and 7 sentiments/sentiment builders.
  • will be available for purchase September 5th for just $13



I wanted to make a rustic Halloween card with my stamps. I stamped the cute cobweb image onto the background patterned paper. I inked and tore the edges to make it look old. Then I stamped the frame from Hope Seed Co. and stamped the bats right on it. I almost forgot to mention...isn't that sentiment brilliant!!! I LOVE it! :) 



Instead of my usual flowers and buttons...I stamped and hand cut pumpkins from Season of Thanks. I find that combining stamps from different sets is always a good idea. I hope you've enjoyed my samples for WPlus9's September Release! :)


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

WPlus9 September Release: Class Act & Classroom Backgrounds

Hi everyone! I've been dying to show you the new WPlus9 September Release since I got the stamps in a few weeks ago! WPlus9 has something for all the teachers and moms out there! I'm proud to announce Class Act and Design Basics: Classroom Backgrounds


Class Act


Details

  • is a 6x8 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • contains 18 stamps; allows you to create multiple styles of journaling cards and more with 1 pre-built journaling card, 5 card building pieces and 9 sentiments/titles
  • will be available for purchase September 5th for just $19


Designer Basics: Classroom Backgrounds


Details

  • is a 6x8 clear photopolymer stamp set
  • contains 5 background building stamps
  • will be available for purchase September 5th for just $19


Here's my sample for these two wonderful stamp sets. I'm a very forgetful person and so I like to keep lists with me of things I have to do so that I won't forget them at the end of the day. Sometimes, I need to make lists when I'm out and I find myself without anything to write on. So I thought it would be great to make a little pocket with some list cards in it. 


I used the Vintage Envelope Die to make the little pocket where I could keep my reminder cards. I stamped the Classroom Backgrounds on a piece of cardstock. Then I stamped the bird's nest from C'est la Vie in a very light taupe ink to keep it muted and soft. The sentiment is from Class Act of course. 

As for the card, I took the design of the pocket and embellished it with some lace and ribbon.  I thought it would be a great card to give to teacher. I've kept the design soft and vintage. 


Head on over to the WPlus9 store and blog for more inspiration! The other DT members have wonderful samples for everyone! :)




                                     





Saturday, September 10, 2011

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 64

Yay it's finally the weekend! I would love some time to join my favorite online challenges. And speaking of my favorite online challenges...here's one for you! It's Saturday, and of course it's also time for Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 64.

Our wonderful sketch for this week is from our very talented Miss Anya Schrier.




Something new is brewing over at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge...you'll have to find out by going there! Hee! :)

Let's get on with my card for this week shall we? I just love this sketch! It gives you absolute freedom to make your own background panel! I've often tried to use my stamps in combination to make backgrounds. This was practice for me. :)


I used two stamps from Faux Fun to make the base of my background panel. Then I stamped, colored and cut out this beautiful flower from Roses In Bloom. I layered it just to add a little more dimension to the card since it is flat. 


I also used the banner from Bitty Banner and my sentiment is from Fancy Phrases. I inked the edges of EVERYTHING! Just because I can't imagine not doing so. lol! :)


I hope to see all of you in another round of Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge! See you there! :) And don't forget to check out the other Mischief Makers and WMS Design Team!

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