Sunday, November 13, 2011

November ATCs

Wow - it's November and I'm actually posting my November ATCs! What a miracle ... LOL! So here's what I came up with ... I used cutie patootie Setsuna from Sister Stamps! If you haven't already done so, please check out their blog here to see the entire line of Sister Stamps and the fantastic creations that have been made with the images.

The theme this month for the Pineapple Cove ATC swap was "A White Christmas with an Asian Flair". As soon as I heard that, I knew that I had to use Setsuna.

I used 3-D glue for the furry part of his hat, and also used a corner punch that I think gives the card an asian feel. I then added some cherry blossom die cuts. The white ones were cut from a die I got at Photo Craft. Brian designed this die which includes five different sizes of cherry blossoms, along with several different styles and sizes of stamins (the middle part of the flower).

The red cherry blossoms I got from my GF Jenny. I usually hoard these flowers because they come all the way from Island Scrapbooking in Hilo. However, Jenny has been spoiling me lately, so I have quite a few of these flowers now and don't feel the need to hoard them anymore. Thanks Jenny!

Sorry for the long post. I'll be posting a few more projects in the coming days. Hope you'll come back and check them out. Until then, take care and be good. ***FIVE MORE DAYS UNTIL BREAKING DAWN PART 1!!!***

Friday, November 11, 2011

October SSS

This is my last SSS card for the year. Can you tell what the theme was? I had fun making this card. Lots of "firsts" with this one. First time using Swiss Pixies Halloween Hansel. He's so cute! First time using patterned paper that has a "scene" on it. Paper is from Cosmo Cricket. First time using the "out of the box" technique with my Nesties. Very easy to do and I will definitely use this technique again.

Finished off the card with my MS mice border punch (thanks to my BFF for hunting this punch down last year), and Whimsy Stamps ticket die and sentiment. Hope you're having a great week and Happy Veterans Day. Thanks for stopping by and until next time, be good.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

October ATCs

Boo! Ok, so Halloween is over, but I still wanted to share my October ATCs with you. If you're interested in participating in this ATC swap, head on over to Pineapple Cove's blog here for more info.

Here are my 3 cards. You can't tell, but the card is actually made from kraft cardstock. I used the Tim Holtz limited release distress inks on this project and they were darker than I expected. That's ok though - I like the way they came out.

I also bought these Halloween beads at a bead show specifically for these ATCs. I knew that I wanted to try making stick pins with them, and I love how they turned out! I hope whoever got my cards liked them too.

I used paper from Cosmo Cricket and my MS spider border punch. Flowers from my stash finished the ATCs up. Thanks for stopping by today. I really appreciate it! Until next time, take care.

Monday, November 7, 2011

September C.A.T.S.

My last card and tag swap for the year. Finally inked up this sweet Greeting Farm image and I can't remember her name. Flirty Anya? She's so sweet huh? I used some new paper from Authentique - I love their stuff.

I'm pretty happy with the way this set turned out. Thanks for stopping by and until next time, take care!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

September SSS

Hey all ~ I can't believe its November already and I'm only posting projects from September! Oh well, you know me - always late ... Anyhoo, here's the card I made for my September SSS. I used sweet Ayako from the Sister Stamps line. Check out their blog to see some of the cutest creations ever! The banner and sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.

Thanks for stopping by today. I'll be posting a few more things so I hope you'll come back! Until then, take care.