Friday, September 27, 2013

Lil Buckaroo..........

     A friend at Splitcoaststampers challenged a few of us to some Jammer Town fun this weekend using a 'Western Theme'.  I can't resist a western challenge so I put aside the pieces I have been designing on my Silhouette and took a break to make this card.  I got out my Little Buckaroo stamp from Sutter and a lovely background stamp by CC Rubber Stamps.  After stamping my buckaroo I masked him with to stamp over the image with the background stamp so he would look like he is standing in the field.  Colored him with my Copics and dug out some recently purchased 6x6 burlap that is paper backed.  Ran it through my Grand Calibur with a Spellbinders square die and then created a frame using to of the dies.  A simple but fun card.  I have been working hard designing my own cut files with my Silhouette and it was great fun to take a little time to make a card.  Thanks Greenie (aka Sue).

Supplies:  Lil Buckaroo by Sutter, CC Rubber Stamp, 6x6 paper backed burlap, Copics, Twine, Horseshoe charm, Spellbinders

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Three wee pumpkins

    This may not look like much but I am proud to say with the exception of the Cheery Lynn Die I used for the greenery the rest was TOTALLY designed by 'moi' on my Silhouette Cameo - Yep - you read that right.  I did not buy a cut file to do this -----nope------I drew each line, circle and oval shape (over and over in several cases)  on my own, from the box to the pumpkins.   I doubt Silhouette is going to ask me to become a designer for them, but I sure did learn a lot doing this.  There are some great designs available out there, but sometimes there is just a shape that you want and you don't want all the incidentals that come with it - and - if I wanted to sell anything from a cut file I have purchased, because it is for commercial use I would have to pay extra for the commercial right to do so.  I respect the right of those who have designed the files I have me I didn't whip this out in a few minutes, it was a labor of love getting this all laid out and measured correctly to cut the right way.  It needs some tweaking but I sure am pleased by my efforts.
    Thanks for stopping by - if you have any questions please e-mail the meantime if you have a Silhouette play with it and have fun.

Supplies:  Cardstock, Silhouette Cameo, Grey matter, Cheery Lynn Die, Rafia, Chalk Ink

Challenges:  Flourishes shapes FLLCSEP13

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Happy Haunting

     Oh yes, it was a busy Monday in my little stamp might be a little confused looking around wondering whether it is Halloween or Christmas, but the stamps and paper were flying.  This little treasure was made using the Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles die .  I love creating cards that are in an unusual shape, I especially like creating cards that just don't look like cards!  This one comes with its own easel stand (that I designed on my Silhouette Cameo).  I was tickled recently when I read a post from another stamper who said she sends an easel with all of her cards as she considers each to be a work of art. The idea was conceived from a card I Pinned by 01Tink  - while I LOVED her idea as a Sympathy card, I knew it would work for some holidays as well.  The idea became a reality after a recent trip to my fave stamp store Impressive Ideas, in Roswell, GA - it is where I purchased the Authentique paper that I used in this and another project I'll post below.  This won't quite fit in a conventional envelope so I made a box to send it in. I rolled the sides of each page on the rounded edge of my counter top and used some Collal glue (a silicone based glue, also purchased at Impressive Ideas) to keep the pages opened.

     My next project was made with purchases from Impressive Ideas as well, and inspired by the coffin they had created and had on display.  I purchased the wood coffin that measures approximately 6 x 3 inches.  I painted them black and then (with the use of my Silhouette) cut various papers from Graphics 45 and Authentique to decorate them.  I can't tell you the fun I had at Michael's picking up some goodies like the spiders for the inside.
    This is the outside back of one, and front of another.  Honest to goodness they are soooo cute and were such fun to make.
     I cut out some of the cute little witches, the moon and the clock from the Graphics 45 paper (I think some of this has been discontinued).  The bat background is from the Authentique pad I purchased.  The sides of the coffins are covered as well - just a blast to put together, can't wait to put them in the mail.

    Thanks for stopping by and Happy Haunting!!

Supplies:  Graphics 45 Paper, Authentique Paper, Embellishments from Michael's, Silhouette, Various $1.00 sentiment dies from JoAnn's, Collal Glue, Scissors

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A Savior is Born.....

    Once again I will say I just love my Silhouette Cameo.  This sweet and lovely poinsettia was cut on it from a Lori Whitlock cut file.  It is framed beautifully with a little extra greenery from my Cheery Lynn die as well.
     If you saw my previous post you may have read that it was a busy day in my Stamp castle recently.  I can be forgiven for thinking it is Christmas since I work in the retail world and as we ramp up for the holiday it sometimes feels like its already here.  I used my Spellbinders Radiant Rectangle die to create this in the same manner I created the one for the Halloween post earlier. The pages have Collal Silicone glue between them to keep them raised. The great thing about the poinsettia is I can make it ANY size I want using my Silhouette Cameo.  This whole card is no larger than 6.25 x 4.25 and has an easel stand I made with my own design on my Silhouette.  

    After making one in blue I just knew I would want one in red as well.  On this particular one I used my fave Krylon Gold Leaf pen around the edges of the outside of the red back.  Every time I look at these I make myself crazy - I think, "Oh I love the blue" - then I think, "Oh I love the red" - then I think "No I love the blue".  I swear each one is my favorite.  These to had to have boxes made to transport them in....still decorating those.  

     I have some more ready to assemble as I post this - think this will be a special Christmas card for some people close to me.  Not saying who, you know if you've been naughty or nice - just saying!!

Supplies:  Silhouette Cameo, Lori Whitlock File, Cardstock, Krylon Gold Leaf Pen, 
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