Wednesday, November 15, 2017

#TGIFC133 Fall Sketch

I have been a little absent here lately. Sorry about that! I am back today to share one more fall card. This one is the card I made for my husband for Thanksgiving, and I used the sketch challenge over at TGIF Challenges to put it together. Here's the sketch:




And here's my take on it:




I stayed pretty true to the sketch, but that little shape in the corner really stumped me for awhile! I like how it turned out in the end. What do you think?


I also tried a new-to-me technique on this card - heat embossing with regular ink. It's a very subtle addition, but I like the shine it adds! It is hard to capture in a photo, but I tried. The key to this technique is to immediately add your embossing powder after you stamp. The ink needs to be wet to hold the powder. So for my sentiment, I stamped in Early Espresso ink, then added Clear Embossing Powder. A little heat, and voila!




I'll be back after Thanksgiving with everyone's favorite type of projects - Christmas!


Stamps: Painted Harvest
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla, Painted Autumn DSP
Accessories & Tools: Touches of Nature Elements, Gold Metallic Thread, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Saturday, October 21, 2017

#TGIFC130: Sweater Weather Scrapbook Page

This week, I will not be late in participating in this challenge! The challenge at TGIF Challenges this week is a theme - sweater weather. I've had this fall scrapbook page in my head for awhile, and of course I used all of my favorite fall products to create it!





What do you think? These pictures are from a visit to the pumpkin farm last fall. We're planning to go again this year, but it just won't be the same when it's still close to 90 degrees outside...


Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Spooky Night DSP, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Old Olive, Watercolor Paper, Gold Foil
Accessories & Tools: Layering Ovals Framelits, Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Aquapainters, Burlap Ribbon, Gold Metallic Thread, Journaling Pens


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Fall Notecard for #TGIF129 Challenge

Have you ever had one of those days where you are just a step behind on everything? We had friends visiting for the past week, and it was so great! But I am low on sleep, and my brain is taking the brunt of it. I forgot to brush my daughter's hair this morning. I went to the store for milk and bread, and forgot the milk. I created an awesome card for the TGIF Challenge this afternoon, and then went to load it only to discover I was a day late. Oops. I think going to bed early tonight is a must!


Since I am kind of in love with this card, I'm going to share it with you anyways. Here is the sketch that inspired it:




And here is the card:




I am still loving all things fall, even though the temps here are continuing to creep towards 100 every day. So I'll have a few more fall projects to share with you, and then I promise we'll get to Christmas!


Stamps: Tabs for Everything
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Wood Textures DSP, Painted Autumn DSP
Accessories & Tools: Burlap Ribbon, Copper Trim, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Monday, October 16, 2017

Quick & Easy Thank You Cards

I've got a clean and simple card for you today, and this layout can be used with any Designer Series Paper and ribbon that you'd like!








I think my favorite is the one with the Wood Textures DSP and Copper Trim. I used the 'Thank You' from the Daisy Delight stamp set, but any greeting would work. All of these Designer Series Papers (and more!) are on sale Buy Three Get One Free this month! Shop here and pick out your favorites!


These cards are stamped on a standard size card base, 5 1/2" by 8 1/2". The Whisper White mat is 3 3/8" by 4 5/8", the Designer Series Paper is 3 1/4" by 4 1/2", and the greeting is stamped on a 1" by 3" piece. The little banner underneath the ribbon is 1" by 3/4". I used my Paper Snips to trim the banner end.


Stamps: Daisy Delight
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Be Merry DSP, Delightful Daisy DSP, Birthday Memories DSP, Wood Textures DSP Stack
Accessories & Tools: Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Double Stitched Ribbon, Night of Navy 1/2" Gingham Ribbon, Gold 1/8" Ribbon, Copper Trim


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Hello Fall!

We've finally reached double digits in Arizona, just in time for fall! I love going outside in the morning to 60 degrees, with just a slight chill in the air. Now you can laugh if you are in a cooler part of the country, but after months on end of 110, it does feel cool!


Today's cards use the Count My Blessings stamp set again, and this time I did some water-coloring. The images in this set are just asking to be water-colored, and it's so much fun to feel like an artist! What do you think?








I stuck to all of my fall products, and I think that touch of copper is just perfect! If you haven't tried the Copper Trim yet, you should. I am on my third roll already!


Have you been working on fall projects? In the past I think I've always skipped right to Christmas, but I'm really enjoying the fall stuff this year! Drop a comment and let me know what you've been working on. I would love to know!


Stamps: Count My Blessings, Eastern Beauty
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Soft Sky, Early Espresso, Versamark
Paper: Whisper White, Watercolor Paper, Copper Foil, Painted Autumn DSP
Accessories & Tools: Copper Trim, Copper Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Glitter Enamel Dots


Happy Stamping!
Rachel


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Painted Autumn Home Decor

Today's project has been an idea in the back of my mind for several weeks now. I finally got all of the pieces to put it together, and now it's sitting out as part of my fall d├ęcor! (I'm pretending it's fall inside while outside it is still over 100 degrees. I lived here before, but boy am I ready for the Arizona heat to die down!)







The frame is from Hobby Lobby, and is 8" x 8". The rest of the products I used are listed below. And the sentiment from the Count My Blessings stamp set - one of my favorites, maybe ever!

Stamps: Count My Blessings
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Painted Autumn DSP, Thick Whisper White Cardstock (everything is mounted on this), Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Accessories & Tools: Burlap Ribbon, Very Vanilla Lace Trim, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Touches of Nature Elements



Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Painted Harvest Suite: All of My Favorite Things

Today's card includes all of my favorite things from the Holiday Catalog - the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, the Painted Harvest stamp set, and the Leaf Punch, plus a few extras from the Annual Catalog that I love too! The inspiration for this card came from a gift bag pictured in the Holiday Catalog. I love all of the project ideas in there!







Stamps: Painted Harvest
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Early Espresso, Soft Sky, Painted Autumn DSP, Very Vanilla, Vellum
Accessories & Tools: Leaf Punch, Touches of Nature Elements, Peekaboo Peach Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot


Happy Stamping!
Rachel