Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Birthday Boy

My oldest daughter asked me for a birthday card for her boyfriend's birthday next Monday. I didn't have any masculine birthday cards for her to choose from, so I whipped up these two cards using some of the October releases from  DigiStamp Boutique.

First up is this cute new DSB pup, Duke.

I really love this new Owen image.

The layout for my Owen card is based on the current Sketch Saturday sketch.

I hope you enjoyed my masculine birthday cards. Be sure to pop into the DigiStamp Boutique shop to check out more great Duke and Owen images.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

From the Heart Monthly Challenge

I've been a fan of Faith Skrdla's work from her Designed 2 Delight days. I own several of her newer From the Heart digital stamps, but still hadn't managed to make a card with any of them. I just fell in love with this month's challenge image, Harvest Medley, though and just HAD to make time to play along with this month's challenge! I'm glad I did because the image was just so much fun to color!

Supplies: Harvest Medley (From the Heart Stamps), Copics, papers from stash, 
edge distresser (Heidi Swapp), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger), 
ribbon (Michaels) and buttons (The Paper Studio).

In addition to the monthly From the Heart Stamps challenge, I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Pile It On - Embellishment Crazy!
Sweet Stampin - Wood, Leaves or Trees
Crafty Little Fairies - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Autumn Leaves and Ribbon

Have a great week!

A Colorful Challenge!

There's a new challenge up on the Yumi & Fumi Handmade blog - a color combo challenge of Orange, Green, Purple and Black! If you check out the blog, you'll seen that Team Yumi put this palette to use in a variety of cards - not just Halloween! Since hubby went all out this week getting the house ready for Halloween, I decided to make my card a Halloween one. I used my favorite Yumi stamp, giving her a little witch's hat that I drew on purple cardstock, shaded with Copics and cut out.

Supplies: Yumi (Y&FH), 12X12 Halloween Paper Pad (K&Co), 
circle punch (Creative Memories), bat sticker (Recollections), 
silver gel pen, black and orange cs and Copics.

I'm entering my Halloween Yumi into the following challenges:
My Mum's Craft Shop - Halloween
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Krafty Hands - Halloween Colors
Perfectly Rustics - Patterned Paper

Join us this week at Yumi and Fumi Handmade and show us your interpretation of our Orange, Green, Purple and Black color scheme!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Fall Fun with Yumi!

The air is brisk and the leaves are changing. Fall has finally come to mid-Missouri and inspired me to make this Fall colored card featuring Yumi from Yumi & Fumi Handmade. She'd be perfect for the current Y&FH Anything Goes challenge!

No supply list because I just used a bunch of papers and punchouts that I had stashed away in my "Autumn" themed supply box. Added some twine and pop-dots and voila!

I'm entering Yumi into the following challenges:
Make It Monday - anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
CMC Copic Color Challenge - anything goes
Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes

Don't forget that Yumi & Fumi Handmade's Anything Goes challenge is still going on. You have until Thursday to get your card or project entered for a chance to win a gift card to the Y&FH online store!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Too Cute to Spook!

Halloween is less than two weeks away, so it's perfect timing for our new Totally Papercrafts challenge - "Too Cute to Spook"! We are sponsored this week by

offering 1 lucky winner picked at random
Two Digi Images of their choice

For my card, I used this fun little spider from DigiStamp Boutique. He's part of the Halloween Squares set.
Supplies: Halloween Squares (DSB),  Halloween 12X12 paper pad (K&CO), ribbon (May Arts), Copics, yellow brad and border punch (EK Success).

My card layout is based on this SplitCoastStampers sketch. I love this sketch because it is so versatile and easy to dress up or down.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite Sketch
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes (entry #2)
Card Makin' Mamas - Halloween
Digi Haven - Halloween

Be sure to pop on over to the Totally Papercrafts blog and leave a kind word or two for the rest of the DT's projects. Then join in the fun for a chance to win a prize from Dragon Doodle Studios.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Wild about Waddle!

I have a bit of a thing for penguins, so the new Waddle the penguin images from DigiStamp Boutique have a special place in my heart - and in my digistamp collection. Here's Waddle having a bit of a wild ride dashing through the snow on his sled. He certainly looks like he's having fun!

Supplies: Waddle and sentiment (DSB), Holiday Cheer 6X6 pad (The Paper Studio),
scallop border punch (Fiskars), red cs, red twill ribbon, red and white bakers twine,
ribbon, pop-dots, ultrafine glitter and Copic markers.

Seriously, how could you not love this guy? :)  I have to share him with the following challenges:
Pile It On Challenges - Humor
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Christmas is Round the Corner
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Inspired by a Christmas Carol (Jingle Bells)
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Your Fav Sentiment

You can find Waddle having more winter fun in this Waddle offer of the month. It's never too early to start on your holiday cards. Waddle doesn't need a lot of coloring, so he'll help you get your holiday cards done in no time!

Tie it Up!

The Designed to Color Rainbow Crew has a new fun and easy challenge for you today! Our new challenge theme is Tie it Up! (use ribbon or twine) and we are sponsored by the wonderful SP and Company.

For my card, I used this adorable Polar Bear Present Stamp and turquoise chevron twill ribbon, both available in the SP and Company shop.

Supplies: Polar Bear Present Stamp, Gill Roberts (SP & COMPANY), Cryogenic White cardstock, Aqua Lagoon pearlescent metallic cardstock (Paper and More), silver cardstock (Recollections), turquoise chevron twill (SP and Co), white flocking powder (Recollections), chunky glitter (Martha Stewart), silver gel pen (Uniball) and snowflake embossing folder (ProvoCraft).
Copics used:  Bear - E41, E42 and E43, Hat - V01, V12 and V15
Scarf and ribbon/bow - E11 and E13, Present - BG000

Merry Monday - Snowflakes, Blue, White and Silver/Gray
Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes (entry #2)
Marker Pop - Anything Goes (entry #2)
Charizma Cards - Animals
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Christmas is Round the Corner
Oozak - Anything Goes with Friendship

Check out the rest of the Rainbow Crew's cards featuring more great images from SP and Company and leave them a little love. Then join in the fun with this easy challenge for your chance to win a prize from the SP and Company store!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Anything Goes with Yumi & Fumi!

Hey there! Happy Sunday! Well, I'm back from the pumpkin festival, ready to share a new Yumi and Fumi Handmade card and project with you! Our new challenge is the ever popular "Anything Goes". How easy is that?! You know you have to play along!

I took a break from cardmaking and made this fun altered mini composition book. I found the mini composition books at Target, in the office/school supply section. I used Fumi with Messenger Bag along with some paper scraps from my stash. This project was quick and a lot of fun!

I'm also entering her into some other anything goes challenges for good measure:
Sister Act Card Challenge
Make It Monday
CMC Copic Challenge

You should check out the rest of the DT's projects on the Y&FH blog. They're terrific and I know the girls would appreciate a little love from their fellow papercrafters. And don't forget to participate in this SUPER easy Anything Goes Y&FH challenge! It's open until October 25th.

Wedding Card

You know, sometimes being a hoarder comes in handy. :)  I promised my daughter I'd make a card for her to take to a wedding and then sort of forgot. I got home Friday night, having no idea what I was going to use to make the card (image, paper, etc) and needing to have it done that night. While looking for a 5.5 X 5.5 square card, I came across some premade K&Co cards that I had bought at Michaels years ago. (And, yes I mean YEARS.) I already had this Tiddly Inks image printed off and the card came together pretty easily. Everyone seemed happy with the finished product. (Even DH said it was nice! And he NEVER comments.)

Here's what it looks like inside:

As well as a closeup of the adorable couple:

Supplies: You and Me (Tiddly Inks), sentiments (retired - TAC), 
Copic markers, pearls and flowers from stash, 
premade card (K and Co) and leaf punch (Martha Stewart).

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
CMC Challenge - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Pastel colors
Paper Take Weekly - Two by Two
Marker Pop - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes
Tiddly Inks Challenge - Anything Goes

That's it for today! I'm off to spend a little time in my craft room before (hopefully) heading out to the annual Pumpkin Fest today. I'll be back later this week with more cards!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Blog Candy Winner!

Wow, this has been  a crazy week. So, my apologies for announcing my blog candy winner a little late. My favorite number is #8 and when I looked through the comments on my Halloween candy post, the winner is Monika of Creative with Monika.

Congrats Monika! Email me at pupsnpaper@gmail.com with your mailing address and I'll send your prize out to you.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

World Card Making Day Blog Hop

Today, October 5th, is officially World Card Making Day! This holiday is an opportunity to celebrate the creativity of handmade cards and the personal connection that they create between friends and family. It's a day to connect with fellow card makers both near and far, to applaud the creativity that powers the craft, and to provide an opportunity for card makers to connect and find resources that will empower, inspire, and encourage them in their card making. It’s also a time to get a jump-start on the holiday card-making season!

At Designed To Color, we’ve decided to celebrate this special day with an awesome Blog Hop!! Our Design Team and special guests have made some amazing cards! Several of us will also be sharing some card-making tips along the way. Please leave a comment on each designer’s blog and then a comment at Designed To Color to let us know you have completed the hop. We will pick 1 random winner for a prize package consisting of goodies from various sponsors including: 
Crafter's Companion
Yumi & Fumi Handmade
…..just to name a few!
You have until MondayOctober 7th, at 11:59pm MST to leave a comment on each blog. We will announce the winner on Wednesday, October 9th. GOOD LUCK!
Here is the blog hop order:
Lisa (that's me!)
For my card, I used this cute new penguin digi stamp from DigiStamp Boutique - Waddle.

Supplies: Waddle (DSB), Frost snowflake digi papers (DSB), ribbon (Michaels),
aqua and lilac cs from scrap stash, rhinestones (Michaels),
chunky glitter (Martha Stewart) and Copics.

My cardmaking tip is to keep a binder full of card sketches. When I am in crunch time time get a card done (like tonight when I got home at 10 PM from work!), having some sketches to choose from will free up time to concentrate on the fun stuff - coloring in your image, choosing your papers and embellishments, etc.! This particular card is based on a sketch from Splitcoaststampers, but there are many sites out there with great card sketches including Page Maps and Mojo Monday

We hope you are inspired to create something special for World Card Making Day. If you do make a card please stop by the Designed To Color Facebook Page to share your creations. We would love to see them!!
OK, your next step is to visit Lyn's blog and be sure to leave a comment.
Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 4, 2013

A Humorous Challenge

Friday, oh Friday, I am so glad you are finally here! For a four day week, this one sure has felt every bit as long as a five day week! I could really use a little humor right now, so it was the perfect timing for this week's new Totally Papercrafts challenge - Bring Humour to Your Creations.

One of our sponsors this week is Bugaboo Stamps. I was thrilled to find this funny Ruby Chocolate image. Chocolate is my favorite food group - it makes everything better! :) And speaking of candy, check out my post below for your chance to win some Halloween blog candy from yours truly!

Supplies: Ruby Chocolate (Bugaboo), dp - Vintage Bliss 6X6 pad (Simple Stories),
kraft cardstock, clips (Paper Studio), vintage seam binding
and Copics.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug - photo inspiration (I work in a school so the school supplies made me think of work and how crazy the start of the school year is. It definitely requires some chocolate!)

Head on over to the Totally Papercrafts challenge blog to see the rest of the girls' cards and have a chuckle or two. Make a funny card of your own for a chance to win a prize from one of our two great sponsors, Bugaboo Stamps and Alota Rubber Stamps!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Something Wicked This Way Comes....

It's October 1st, which means Halloween is just around the corner! It's my husband's favorite holiday, so he does a lot of decorating while I do a lot of crafting. For my most recent projects, I used a couple of the cute new Halloween images in the DigiStamp Boutique shop. First up is this fun little candy box using Witchy Florence. (I found the candy box tutorial on Samantha Peyton's You Tube channel.)

After coloring the image with my Copics, I embellished the card with some glitter and a few 3D stickers from Michaels.

Here's a back view, which shows this cute spider digi paper, which can also be found in the DSB store.

Next is my favorite project - this cute little tag. While I'm a huge admirer of Tim Holtz's famous Christmas tags, I'm always a little intimidated by tags. However, this one came together really easily using one of the Halloween Squares and the Halloween tag, which was part of the September freebie set. I had fun picking through my ribbon collection to find just the right ones for my tag. I love this black and orange ribbon by May Arts!

Here's a closeup:

I'll be entering my projects to into the following challenges:
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
Make It Monday - anything goes
CMC Color Challenge - Fall or Halloween colors

Now, all this talk of Halloween and sweet images makes me think of one thing - Halloween CANDY! To help celebrate this fun time of year, I'm giving away a little Halloween candy of my own - blog candy, that is.

The rules are short and sweet.
1) Visit the DSB shop and leave a comment below with your favorite Halloween image.
2) You do NOT have to be a follower of my blog in order to be eligible. But if you'd like to become a follower, use the appropriate link from my sidebar for either Bloglovin or Google Friends Connect.
3) Please mention my Halloween blog candy on your blog or Facebook page, if possible.
4) I will ship internationally, so everyone can play!
5) My blog candy will close on Tuesday, October 8th. Winner will be announced on Wednesday, October 9th. Good luck!

Happy (soon to be) Halloween!

Happy Birthday, Kathy!

The girls over at Yumi and Fumi Handmade are getting together to wish our fellow DT member, Kathy, a very happy birthday!

Supplies: Yumi (Y&FH), sentiment  (DigiStamp Boutique), Copics,
Vintage Bliss 6X6 paper pad (Simple Stories) and  Lime Twist bakers twine (MME).

Head on over to the blog and leave some birthday wishes for Kathy. I'm sure she'd love it!