Monday, October 31, 2011

I did it!

My goal for the weekend was to get started on the cards I will sell in the upcoming Bazaar my church is having.  I got one whole package of cards made!  I was inspired by a card made by Laura Lin using this set and colors.  I changed this one up a little.  The card base is Wisteria Wonder.  I ran the Very Vanilla through he Big Shot with the Lattice embossing folder.  The image is stamped with StazOn black then I gave the flower the softest touch of color with Wisteria Wonder and Mellow Moss ink.  I like the simple elegance of this card.
Thanks for looking,

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fall is in the Air

Just to tickle your "Fall-y" bone, I put together this card using the Spice Cake designer series paper featured in the Holiday Mini.  You get 12 sheets of double sided paper for $10.95 and they all coordinate beautifully.  I used the Button Buddy set to stamp the pumpkin, then added a button on top.  I really liked the patch of burlap, and just used a strand of the burlap to tie the bow in the button.   Simple but pretty.  I think the best part of this card is that it uses Pool Party for the base- I love that color.  I may have to come up with a great Christmas card using Pool Party and red....
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Deer Antler Coffee Table

I hate to admit it, but I am a dumpster diver and have raised a kid who dives too, so when Blair brought home a huge pile of deer antlers from the side of the road, my mind started whirling.  I have been looking for a coffee table to go in our family room.  So when my favorite handyman came to visit- we got to work making my idea come to life. 
First we put all the antlers in a bunch trying to make them look good from all sides. 
 Then we wired and screwed them together. 
 My favorite handyman- my Dad- used the saw to trim the "brains" as even as possible.
 The hardest part was shimming it up so the board we wanted to use would lie flat. 
 Finally, we were pleased with the results!  We screwed everything together...
                                           and tried it out in the family room.  This was just an old top that I had from another table.  I purchased a piece of birch wood from Lowes, sanded it down...
                                                                added iron- on veneer (this is my other favorite handyman)...
 and stained it all. 
Now it is at home in the family room.  I love the rustic look with the rest of my furnishings. 
Thanks for looking.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Halloween Fun

I was playing around in the craft room with my favorite Halloween stamp set of all time- Wicked Cool, and came up with this fun and easy card.  I stamped the bats in the upper portion of the card by using a full inked stamp then stamping again without reinking.  The Witch is orange tulle layered and bunched up with the Stampin'Up! black waffle paper over it.  I pinched it all at the top then tied the ribbon around it.  I clipped and tucked as needed, then stuck it all down with glue dots.  The boots were stamped under the cape, and the hat on Pumpkin Pie card stock.  For the final touch, I squirt Dazzling Details on the hat before I cut it out. 
You can get the waffle paper on clearance right now if you shop on my SU web page!