Thursday, October 29, 2009

Purple Goodness

I wanted to play with this digital image from the moment I saw it! I love dragonflies and this one is just perfection. It is part of a new digital stamp set called Doodle Flowers from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. There are several other beautiful stamps in the set, and I'm sure I will get to them, but I so wanted to use my copics and my spica glitter pens on this one. But the rest of the set has great sentiments and floral images you are going to just love to use again and again. I always seem to do dragonflies in purples and green, but that just works for me. Besides this was a great switch from all the fall colors I've been using lately.
Be sure to check out Lindsay's blog for more crafting goodness and if you haven't seen all the new stuff in the store, be sure you drop in there, too. As always, spend $5 and get a free single stamp! From here, be sure to check out the rest of the design team. I've seen some sneak peeks and heard some talk about some great projects. You are sure to get plenty of inspiration!
Project Recipe
Paper: DejaViews PP, SU Old Olive CS, DCWV Latte CS
Stamps: LSS Doodled Flowers Digital Stamp Set, PTI Handwritten Notes (sentiment)
Accessories: cuttlebug, Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities dies, ProvoCraft Divine Swirls embossing folder, PTI Perfect Plum Satin ribbon, SU So Saffron ink and sponge, copics, Spica Glitter Pens

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pixie Cottage Challenge

Aren't these little fellows just the sweetest?  I love those sleeping mice! It looks like these guys really partied hard last night and they're all just hanging out resting up. This is a new stamp from a new stamp company called the Pixie Cottage. The stamp is appropriately called Cuddly Cute by Alisa Ramirez.
The Pixie Cottage has a challenge blog and once my stamp came in, I just had to ink it up and try it out with the Challenge blog sketch. Of course, I waited to the very last day to get this in, but in all fairness, the stamp only came in on Friday and I had a crop on Saturday that I co-organized, so this is really my first chance to really work with it. Be sure to check out the Pixie Cottage blog to see what the design team has done with all the stamping goodies and visit Michelle's Scapbooking and More store to find Pixie Cottage stamps.
In other news...Saturday's crop was just a load of fun! My two best buddies were there and we actually got some work done--can you believe it! Of course, this morning we're a little hoarse from all the gabbing we did, but we had A LOT of catching up to do! Although I usually don't get much accomplished during a crop, I always learn so much from everybody there. I missed my mom who couldn't make it to this one, but everyone that could make it were so fantastic to work with! I think Jana and I are not even going to think about planning another crop until March or something. We are definitely ready for some personal crafting time.
Project Recipe
Paper: PTI Lemon Tart, PTI, SU Basic Black CS, GinaK White Pure Luxury CS, PTI Bitty Box BasicsPTI Black and White Basics PP
Stamps: The Pixie Cottage Cuddly Cute, CTMH Boutique Borders
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Classic Ovals Nestabilities, PTI black twill ribbon, copic markers, Sandylion Essentials Yellow & White flower stickers

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Holidays Digi Style

It's a digital holiday parade. Be prepared to do lots of scrolling because I covered some holidays today using digital stamps from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. Before I get this parade going though, let me let you know about some great stuff going on at LSS. First, be sure to check out Lindsay's Blog. She's got a design team call going on for her My Grafico store front. Also, she's looking for guest designers. Be sure to check out the store this week. There's lots of new stuff in there and if you're ready to tackle some Christmas cards, she's got some really cute new images to help you out with that. Also, check out Shannon's blog for a great tutorial on changing the color of digital line images in PhotoShop Elements. And while you're checking things out, don't forget to see what all the rest of the LSS Design Team is up to!
It's getting really close to Halloween, so I squeezed in a couple more projects for that holiday. The two projects below look kinda like cards in the picture, but they are actually little treat bags of M&Ms.

Lindsay's really been rockin the circle stamps these days. I found the circle stamps over at My Grafico for free and I filled the centers with my LSS Halloween stamps. Color these little cuties in with markers, punch them with a 1 3/8 circle punch, mat using the SU scalloped circle punch and attach to project. Cute, simple, and quick! Gotta love that!
Through with Halloween? How about a Thanksgiving project sure to please any Thanksgiving hostess?

The little pumpkin is a template by Kelleigh Ratzlaff that you can find at The DigiChick. The beautiful leaves are a digital stamp called Leaf Montage from LSS. I colored them with copics (oh, so fun!), cut them out with nestabilities, and sponged the edges. The lid lifts off the "pumpkin" so it can house a little treat like these candy corns.
Want to get a jump start on Christmas cards? How about a clean, simple card design that can be quickly mass-produced?

The circle stamps are from a new set over at Lindsay's Stamp Stuff called Christmas Cupcake Wrappers. Be sure to check out Lindsay's blog and some of the design team blogs. I think some of the team used the wrappers. I printed out the circle stamps, colored them in with my copics, and again used SU punches. With these stamps and a few scraps of paper, you can have a great set of cards in no time at all. Might even have enough time to make some cupcakes!
Busy, busy, busy! As you read this, I'll be taking my GRE. Wish me luck. I don't have to get a really high score, but I gotta prove I'm college material again!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Verve Does Winter

Here's a couple more for the Verve Release Week Challenge. I don't have many Verve stamp sets, but this set Ornamental Christmas was a must-have. I like how I can custom color the ornaments with copics or paper piecing. I stamped this one with craft ink, added embossing powder and then, heat embossed it. After that, I added my color with an R59 copic marker.
Here's another winter card using the Verve Winter Mittens Digital Image set:

I broke out the Polar White Flower Soft for the mitten cuffs. I printed the mitten image out on some shimmery white cardstock and then printed it out again on black and white paper. I punched out a couple of snowflakes from some glittery DCWV paper which I also used for some matting to provide a pretty contrast to the black and white. The sentiment was printed out several times on shimmery white cardstock to create a strip of patterned paper.
Now, cross your fingers that I win some Verve stamps this week!
Project Recipe
(Top Picture)
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream CS, SU Bravo Burgundy CS, Me & My Big Ideas Our Holiday Traditions PP
Stamps: Verve Ornamental Christmas
Accessories: button (unknown), cuttlebug, Spellbinders Classic Squares dies, PTI Scarlet Jewel ribbon, PTI Vintage Cream satin ribbon, craft ink, Zing embossing powder, heat tool, R59 copic marker
(2nd Picture)

Paper: PTI Shimmery White CS, SU Basic Black CS, DCWV Spring Glitter Mat Stack, PTI Black & White Basics PP
Stamps: Verve Winter Mittens Digital Image Set
Accessories: Sheer white ribbon (unknown), Polar White Flower Soft, Paper Studio brads, Marvy Uchida snowflake punch, Martha Stewart Arched Lattice border punch

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

It's Starting To Feel A Lot Like Christmas

Well, I don't know how much it feels like Christmas around here. Temperatures are still in the 80s, but the stamping community is certainly starting to gear up for the holidays! I don't think I'm quite through with Halloween and Fall/Thanksgiving, but I've spent quite a bit of time the last couple of days with some winter projects. Let me share a few of them with you today, but come back Thursday for some more Fall Fun.

This first card includes a FREE digital image from Verve which is only available this week. There's a new release this week and that also means a week of challenges. I've got three done! I printed the mittens and colored them with my copics. I added some Martha Stewart Mica Flake glitter to give the appearance of melting snow (I guess that's what it would look like. We don't have mittens or snow here.) The sentiment is also part of the digi download. I changed the color of the sentiment from black to brown and sponged everything with Close to Cocoa. The small snowflake is a Martha Stewart punch and the large snowflake in the background was cut with my cricut. Everything got some sparkle with stickles.

For this one, I found some retired SU Christmas paper that I had stored away (hoarded away is closer to the truth). I'm glad I found it because so far I just haven't found any Christmas papers that I HAVE to have this year. I printed the sentiment from the Winter Mittens Free Digital stamp at Verve. I changed the color to a red to match my card, added a pretty bow with a button. The sparklies are from Basic Grey.

Do you not just LOVE this little fellow and his birdie friend? This is a free digital image from the very talented Inger Harding. Be sure to check out her blog. I colored him with my copics. I used some more of the retired SU Christmas papers, added a velvety ribbon, a copic-airbrushed flower, and a corderoy brad. The sentiment is from a Verve stamp set titled "All About You" which I stamped with craft ink and then embossed.
It's certainly looking wintery on my blog, anyway.
Project Recipe
Papers: SU Old Olive CS, SU Chocolate Chip CS, PTI Vintage Cream CS, PTI Pure Poppy CS, PTI Ocean Tides CS, SU Holiday Treasures (retired), K&Co. Classic K Baily DSP
Stamps: Verve All About You, Verve Winter Mittens Digi Images, Inger Harding Design Snowman 1 Digi Stamp
Accessories: cuttlebug, Nestabilities dies, SU Old Olive Striped Ribbon, PTI Vintage Cream Grosgrain ribbon,  red velvet ribbon (unknown), Paper Studio Spare Parts Corderoy brad, Prima botanical mix, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, Cricut, Accent Essentials cartridge, Basic Grey Bling, stickles, green button (unknown), copics, copic airbrush kit, Martha Stewart Mica Flakes glitter, Zing clear embossing powder, heat tool

Friday, October 16, 2009

Who's the Boss

Today was Boss's Day and I have two of the best bosses you could want to work for. They  support our efforts in the classroom, are positive and encouraging, and organized and self-disciplined. Teaching is a tough job, but these two keep our campus running smoothly and efficiently. So, even though I contributed with a monetary donation to the gift fund, I wanted to do something just from me to show my appreciation of their efforts.
Verve has a stamp set titled "All About You" with a stamp that says "Hope today knocks your socks off!" I hope today we did knock the socks off our principal and assistant principal with our show of support and appreciation. But using that sentiment as the focus, I used a template from Lauren Meader and PTI  called Stocking Stuffer to create these cute "socks" for my bosses. The template is free, by the way. I wanted to make them look like men's socks so I used papers with a more masculine feel to it. I created the "socks", filled them with m&m's, and then added the Verve sentiment for encouragement. That makes this project just perfect for the Verve "Encouraging Words Project Parade Challenge". Here's another look at each sock individually.

Project Recipe
Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, SU Parisian Breeze DSP (retired), SU Manchester DSP (retired), SU Baja Breeze (retired), PTI Kraft CS, PTI Vintage Cream CS
Stamps: Verve All About You
Accessories: PTI Timeless Template Stocking Stuffer, white gel pen, SU Baja Breeze striped ribbon (retired), PTI Dark Chocolate Satin ribbon, Spellbinders Label Nestabilities die, cuttlebug, Paper Studio brads, twine

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Boo 2 You

I got some good news this week! I've been awarded a grant which will pay for a master's degree in Library Science. I'm going to be a LIBRARIAN! Well, in about two years, I'm going to be a librarian. In the meantime, I'm going back to school. The cool thing about this program is that all courses will be online! Yipee, no money for gas is needed.
Okay, I'm through with the personal stuff. I created this card for three different challenges. First up is the design. I used the sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches. I haven't had a chance to use one of Melissa's sketches in a while, so I was real anxious to use this one. It's cute, huh, with those spider webs? The spider webs are courtesy of Tamara Bennet. They are an SVG that I cut with SCAL and my Cricut.
The challenge at DareU2 DigiStamp was to use the colors yellow, orange, and black. No problem there since I created a Halloween card for the Digital Tuesday Challenge. I love it when challenges all come together. And since I've been on a Halloween kick lately, these challenges were just "frightfully" perfect!
Project Recipe
Paper: SU Pumpkin Pie CS, SU Black CS, SU Haiku DSP (retired), Ginak White Pure Luxury CS
Stamps: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Spooky Pumpkins
Accessories: SCAL, Cricut, Paper Studio Self-adhesive gemstone, copcis, sponge, Ellen Hutson ribbon

This Side of the GRAVE

I don't know about you, but I've gotten a little burnt out on cards lately. I've made a bunch! So I decided I wanted a 3-D project for the week and as weird as this is going to sound, I fell in love with this little coffin box. The coffin is actually from a box TTF font that I purchased here. (the font includes numerous other boxes and some tags) I used SCAL and my Cricut to cut out the bottom and the lid. Then, I just filled the inside with treats.
The sentiment is from the LSS Creepy Crow Digital Stamp set. Don't forget that when you purchase $5 worth of images from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, you get a free stamp. Lindsay has some new images in the store so be sure to check them all out! Also, it's Thursday and that means a freebie if you visit her blog. In fact, I think there's a bonus freebie link that you can also find at the Frugal Crafter blog today. Don't miss out!
Did you know you can heat emboss a digital stamp?
It works better if you use glossy or shimmery paper. The ink will stay wet longer giving you time to sprinkle your embossing powder before it dries. I use an ink jet printer and am not sure this will work with a laser printer. I believe laser printers burn the image into the paper so there's no wet ink to work with. But if you have an ink jet printer, slip in a piece of glossy paper (I used SU's glossy white but have also used PTI's shimmery white CS before). Have your embossing powder close by and sprinkle it on the image as soon as it comes out of the printer. Then, tap off the excess powder and heat with your heat tool as usual. I used my copics and my air compressor to spray color onto the embossed image giving it a mottled background of color.
The cool spider web on the coffin is from my design team buddy Tamara Bennet. It's an SVG which can be cut with SCAL and a Cricut. Be sure to visit her today. I believe she has an SVG freebie on her blog every Thursday. The drops of black "blood" are self-adhesive gemstones from The Paper Studio at Hobby Lobby.
I've done more Halloween projects this year than I did last year and I haven't even gotten started really. I still need to mass produce some little treats I can give my students and coworkers. I'm really embracing the holiday this year!
Project Recipe
Paper: SU Black CS, Orange CS (unknown), SU Glossy White CS
Stamps: LSS Creepy Crows
Accessories: Box Font, SCAL, Cricut, The Paper Studio Self-adhesive Gemstones (hobby lobby), Ranger black embossing powder, heat tool

Friday, October 9, 2009

Pretty in Pink

Isn't the cardstock on this mini pizza box just amazing? And you cannot see it in this picture but it's glittery, too. This cardstock is from the DCWV Garden Party Stack. All the papers are gorgeous and shimmery/ favorite.
Did you notice the balloons? The scrolls and swirls go perfectly with the paper, although they would look gorgeous with any paper. This is a set from Verve called Birthday Surprise, so pretty and elegant. I stamped the image with black craft ink and then heat embossed clear embossing powder. After that, it was just a matter of quickly coloring in the balloons with my copics.
Again, I don't know how well it shows up, but I embossed the black strip in the background with my textile embossing folder and my cuttlebug. Then, I just added a pretty ribbon and this pretty box was all ready for a cookie for a special birthday girl.
Project Recipe
Paper: DCWV Garden Party, SU Black CS, GinaK White Pure Luxury CS
Stamps: Verve Birthday Surprise
Accessories: ScorPal, SU Scallop Oval Punch, SU Large Oval Punch, Cuttlebug, Textile embossing folder, Spellbinders Oval Die, Zing Clear embossing powder, heat gun, PTI Berry Sorbet Satin Ribbon, copic markers

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fun And Funky Sunrise

I don't generally do "funky" since I don't know how to do it very well, but Lindsay's Stamp Stuff is releasing a new set today called Funky Forest and I thought I would do something in honor of the new set.
The digital tree stamp I used here is my favorite of the trees. You can purchase the tree as an individual stamp, but now it has a whole set of friends to go with it. Be sure to check it out. There's a whole page full of images and sentiments for only $5.
After WCMD, I got kinda tired of making cards. On top of all my WCMD cards, I had to make a couple of male birthday cards, and, well, I just got a little burnt out. So, I decided to make a birthday cookie box for one of my co-workers. I cut the sun out with my Cricut (Accent Essentials) and freehand cut some hills which I embossed with the Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder just for added "funkiness". I printed out the same tree image three times in three different sizes and colored with my copics before cutting them out and popping them up on the hills with foam adhesive. Simple, fun and a little funky!

If you didn't come here from Lindsay's blog, be sure to go over there and see what she's done with the new always, she has a freebie for you! Also, be sure to check out what the whole design team has been doing. I'm always inspired by what they come up with. I wish they all lived next door so we could get together and work on projects! They are amazingly creative. Lindsay must be rubbing off on us!

Project Recipe
Paper: SU Tempting Turquoise, SU Apricot Appeal, GinaK White Pure Luxury CS, Coredinations Flower Power CS
Stamps: LSS Funky Forest
Accessories: Cricut, Accent Essentials, Cuttlebug, Swirls embossing folder, copic markers, ScorPal

Monday, October 5, 2009

Pumpkin Girl

I found this adorable FREE digistamp at Simply Inger. She has some beautiful images for free and she has some she has donated to a charitable cause. Visit her blog to see all her fabulous talent.
This card was created for the Copic Creations Challenge which was to include pumpkins. I printed out the image onto GinaK White Pure Luxury cardstock and colored the image with a wide variety of fall colors. The papers are from two different sets: PTI's Autumn Abundance and Basic Grey's Recess. I needed some fall colored flowers but didn't have any, so I grabbed some plain white (actually they are more cream colored in appearance) Prima flowers and airbrushed them with copics. These flowers love copics and an airbrush system. I've tried other methods of coloring them in, but nothing really worked until I used the air compressor. Now I want to color them all the time. I may have to go back to Hobby Lobby and get some more even though the package contained 72 different-sized flowers. (Goodness, what if I run out!!) Where's my coupon, lol!
Project Recipe
Paper: GinaK White Pure Luxury CS, PTI Autumn Abundance PP, Basic Grey Recess
Stamps: Simply Inger's Halloween Girl digital stamp
Accessories: copics, airbrush system, PTI Ripe Avocado Saddle Stitched Ribbon, Making Memories eyelet, rhinestone brad (Hobby Lobby), Martha Stewart border punch, Prima Wildflowers Pillar Pack White, SU 5 Petal Punch, SU Boho Blossoms Punch

Sunday, October 4, 2009

World Card Making Day --The Journey Continues

There were so many challenges yesterday for WCMD. No way to do them all. I probably could have combined some challenges but that would have stressed me out and this craft shouldn't be about stress! Anyway, I did get several projects completed yesterday but I didn't have the time or mojo for one last project that I wanted to try, so I did it today. This was one of the SCS WCMD challenges (there were many). This one was sponsored by Verve and it included choosing the flag of a country and using that flag's colors to create a card.

I chose the country of Georgia (not the state) whose flag includes the colors of burgundy, black and white. I love how striking this combination is. I have been wanting to use the ornament and my copic markers ever since I got in my recent Verve order, but there just hasn't been time. Now, I can't wait to try this with other colors, too. It is just a gorgeous image (actually, one of several gorgeous images in this set). I blended R37, R39, and R59 for this ornament and then added some stickles for added sparkle.
World Card Making Day was lots of fun, but I think I'm ready to tackle a few other kinds of projects now. I've still got a few more things I've created this weekend to show you, but I'll save that for another day. Hope your WCMD was just Zippy!
Project Recipe
Paper: PTI Scarlet Jewel CS,  PTI In BloomPP, SU Black CS, GinaK White Pure Luxury CS
Stamps: Verve Ornamental Christmas
Accessories: copic markers, Ranger stickles in Black Diamond, Ruby Slipper, and Frosted Lace, cuttelbug, Spellbinders Label One die, Spellbinders Classic Circle die, PTI True Black Swiss Dots Satin Ribbon

Saturday, October 3, 2009

World Card Making Day: The Conclusion

It's late. I'm tired! It's been a very full day of crafting for me. I didn't get everything done that I had wanted, but there's always tomorrow. Though, I am going to have to fit in some shopping and laundry tomorrow, too. Still, I've managed to complete four challenges in one day and I made a card for my father's birthday which I'll post later in the week. 

Here is the final card for PTI's WCMD challenge. Our final destination is Australia. Nichole challenged us to either do some masking or to use dotted outlines. I chose to ink up a couple of PTI stamps which already included a dotted outline: Star Prints and Vintage Labels. I'm going to need a 3X3 card in the near future, so I decided to use this challenge to create the card ahead of time. Since I was using the Star Prints stamp set, I decided to go ahead and break out one of the newer cuttlebug embossing folders that also has stars and emboss the background paper. I stamped the dotted star image with Versamark ink and then used white Puffs embossing powder and a heat gun. I coated the embossed star with Glossy Accents to give it an epoxy finish. I used a sentiment from the Star Prints set and outlined it with a dotted Vintage Label before running it through the cuttlebug with a Labels One die.
I've got jet lag now from this world tour, so I think I'll clean up the craft room and finish up the evening with a good book. Happy WCMD everyone!
Project Supplies
Paper: PTI Dark Chocolate CS, PTI Melon Berry CS
Stamps: PTI Star Prints, PTI Vintage Labels
Accessories: PTI Melon Berry Bitty Dots Ribbon, PTI Dark Chocolate Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon, Ranger White Puffs Embossing Powder, heat gun, cuttlebug,CB Stars embossing folder, Spellbinders Label One Die, SU Large Star Punch

World Card Making Day Part 3

The third challenge at PTI's blog challenge for WCMD was to capture the influence of India. Pattern, deep, rich colors, and jewels are dominant in Indian culture. I had a scrap of this Bo Bunny paper with great rich colors and texture. I put that above an embossed row of damask tiles. I used a swirled piece from Prima's Say It In Crystals as a focal point and added some self-adhesive rhinestones colored with copics to the centers of the embossed damask tiles. Then, I found the perfect sentiment for WCMD in the Verve set All About You. After I punched out the sentiment, I added a couple of small rhinestones to the ends. The shiny stuff doesn't photograph all that well, but I do love the earthy colors and sparkle of this card.  Next up is Australia!
Project Supplies
Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, Bo Bunny PP, SU More Mustard CS
Stamps: Verve All About You, CTMH Damask Tiles
Accessories: Prima Say It In Crystals, Rhinestone Stickers (Michaels), copic markers, SU Modern Label Punch, Zing Clear embossing powder, heat gun

World Card Making Day Continues

The second WCMD challenge from Nichole Heady was Mexico! I live a couple of hours away from the Mexican border and every once in a while we'll head down there for some shopping. One of the big attractions for shopping in Mexico is the Talavera pottery. There are so many beautiful patterns.

Blue and yellow are  predominant colors in Talavera design. I have a couple of stamps sets that remind me of this beautiful dishware including SU's Circle Circus and the sails in the PTI set Men of Life. I grabbed these two sets, inked them up with PTI's Enchanted Evening, and then used a copic marker to give them some yellow.

Adios! I'm off to India to finish up the 3rd WCMD challenge!

Project Supplies
Paper: PTI Spring Rain CS, PTI White CS, PTI Beautiful Blooms PP
Stamps: PTI Men of Life, PTI Handwritten Notes, SU Circle Circus
Accessories: PTI Summer Sunrise Saddle Stitched Ribbon, Paper Studio square brads, copic marker, EK Success 1" and 3/4" circle punches

Happy World Card Making Day

This will probably turn into a weekend holiday as I have several cards I want to make. EVERYBODY who's anybody in the craft industry has something special going on today. Nichole Heady from Papertrey Ink is running several challenges throughout the day today. Check them out here.

First up is a Japanese inspired card. When I think of Japanese art, I am always pulled to haiku (a poetic form) which is structured but simple. I knew immediately when I saw the challenge that I wanted to use PTI's Out On A Limb stamp set. It has an Asian feel to it, so I thought it would be perfect for this challenge. Then, I went on a search for appropriate fall-themed haiku (I haven't tried my hand at writing haiku since elementary). The poem printed out on PTI's Rustic White CS is from the haiku master Koshi Takahama. It reads,
"The winds that blows-
ask them, which leaf on the tree
will be next to go."
Perfect for this fall card. A couple of falling leaves and a simple ribbon knot finish off the structured but simple card.
Project Recipe
Paper: PTI Rustic White CS
Stamps: PTI Out on a Limb
Accessories: printer, PTI Orange Zest Saddle Stitched Ribbon

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fall Thoughts

I am soooo ready for FALL, but it refuses to get cool around here. Even the little cool front that is heading our way will probably stall out about the time it gets down here. I know come January I will regret wishing for colder weather, but I absolutely love fall and wish we could get a hint of it. In honor of the season, all my cards lately have included some shade of orange and the funny thing is, I don't really care for orange all that much!
On a more serious note, one of the design team members lost a dear MIL this week. This card will be mailed to her. My project for today uses a journaling block from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Creepy Crow set. Since I really dislike my handwriting, I added a stamped sympathy sentiment to the journaling lines. I cut the circle with a Spellbinders Classic Circle die and with the paper still in the die, I colored the whole image with my copics and an airbrush kit. I used three FALL colors to create the colored background.
The sketch for this card is from the Inspirational Card Sketches Challenge #36. LSS is sponsoring them this week so you have a chance at winning 10 digital stamps from Lindsay's store. What a great way to build up your collection! Be sure to visit their site and link up a project using this week's sketch for your chance to win.

Lot's of great stuff going on at LSS and Lindsay's blog today. There is a brand new SET in the store that is just perfect for Fall. The set includes leaves and several sentiments perfect for all your cardmaking needs. Lindsay will be featuring this new set on her blog along with a freebie (of course) and a great tutorial on how to change the color of your digital stamps. This will definitely come in handy! And, if you haven't heard the news yet, Lindsay has a new nephew. So, to help welcome him into the world, LSS has the Babies and Bows Collection at 50% off. This is certainly a great week to be shopping at Lindsay's Stamp Stuff!

Project Recipe
Paper: SU Chocolate Chip CS, PTI Ocean Tides CS, PTI White CS, My Mind's Eye PP
Stamps: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Creepy Crows set, SU Thoughts and Prayers (sentiment)
Accessories: PTI Ocean Tides grosgrain ribbon, SU eyelet border punch, Paper Studio brads, copic markers, airbrush kit and compressor