Real Red

real red 001Hello hoppers!  You have probably arrived here via Joni’s Blog & I am sure her work was superb as always.  Our challenge this week is to use real red with pumpkin pie/early espresso or w/tempting turquoise & very vanilla.  I was tempted by both – which is unusual for me but ended up with the patriotic color scheme – but nothing patriotic about the card.  I started out trying a new technique I saw on the Technique Twist blog – Water Stamping,  mine did not work so well w/the first try – so I went a completely different direction –  which literally kept morphing into what you see.  You can’t really tell from the photo but it is another step card – enlarged to accommodate the large image on Ex Libris.  I hope the recipient will be touched when she receives it – she is truly in my thoughts & heart.  Now jump on over to Sandy’s blog – we’ve been out of touch most of the week – I have not a clue what she has up her sleeves – but I know it will be beautiful.  Recipe:  Stamp sets:  Ex Libris, I [heart] Hearts (R), Word Play (R), ; CS: very vanilla, real red, ink: real read, tempting turquoise, rose lace trim (R).

Pumpkin Pie

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Thanks for hopping over from Joni’s Blog – I’ know she has another fantastic entry.  I got to try out the new labels framelit that my upline Buffy Cooper let us play with – It is really cool to use, however it challenged my skills because of the flipping and spacing.  I finally got this card to where I think it will do with either side open but it took about 4 hours of pondering!  I’m going to send it to my Mom with some fall candy.  Now pop on over to Sandy’s blog to see what she has whipped up this week.  Recipe:  Labels framelit,  early espresso & ww cs, Sweater Weather & Witches’ Brew dsp [I recolored the summer starfruit stripe w/daffodil delight], Orange stampin glitter, retired brad & pp ribbon,  pearl & random piece of pearl strand trim for body of butterfly,  stamp sets:  Best of Flowers, Papillion  Potpourri,  So Kind,  Teeny Tiny Wishes, punches.

Pacific Point

moms 022Bet you loved Joni’s entry – she keeps me thinking and trying to do fine quality like she creates.  Today I went with the combo of daffodil delight & rich razzleberry in the form of a step card.  If you go here http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=side+step+card+template&qpvt=side+step+card+template&FORM=IGRE you will find tons of templates and examples.  I used the Best of Flowers stamp set and markers to color.  Now hop over and see what Sandy has created for this hop – I know she had it ready early!  Way to go Sandy – great card.

Old Olive

old olive 001Today the challenge is to use old olive with cherry cobbler & pumpkin pie or w/soft suede & crushed curry.    I am sure you enjoyed Joni’s Blog with her entry for this week – I always get inspiration from her creations.   I am totally NOT ready for fall, but still love the colors – so here we go.  This card by Runningwithscissorsstamper  was my inspiration,  but I took my card farther – I used cherry cobbler ep on the leaf – then put glossy accents on it w/pumpkin pie & oo reinkers – moved card around to control drip/spread & used a toothpick with tiny dots of reinker – it got too dark so I put a napkin over the image & removed some of the glossy accents,  let dry over night & fussy cut.  The rest is simple sponging with masks.    I love the combination of textures.  Now hop on over to Sandy’s blog – she’s been scrapbooking a lot, so I’m not quite sure what she has on the burner today – but always love her work.  I appreciate all of your comments.  Recipe: CS old olive, pumpkin pie, whisper white; ink – pp, oo, cherry cobbler, versamark & cherry cobbler ep, stamps: magnificent maple, tiny tags (R), antique brad, 1 1/4 burlap ribbon (cut and frayed), linen thread, sq lattice ef, little leaves sizzlit, small oval punch, glossy accents.  Inside: Gently Falling,  Herbed Expressions & Heard From the Heart [both retired].