10/31/2011

A Prickley Pear kind of Monday

Happy Monday and a Happy Halloween to all my US friends (and anybody else celebrating it!) :)

The Prickley Pear Blog is filled with Design Team inspiration ranging from Halloween to Christmas. I decided to make a Thanksgiving set with a card and box.

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I used the wonderful Chantilly Dawn papers from Riddersholm Design. I think these are my favorite papers EVER! :) Blue and brown – such a beautiful combination!

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I used the inspiring sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.

And here is the box.

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First time I tried one of these boxes – super easy and quick. I had the box done in like five minutes. I like! :)

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Here is a close up on the beautiful sentiment stamp from Prickley Pear. It’s called Autumn is a second spring and is a stamp I return to again and again. And so are the new clear stamps and coordinated die: Oak and Maple Leafs Clear Stamps Set and Oak and Maple Leaf Die.

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There is still ONE day to participate in the PPRS sketch challenge! A really neat prize is on stake and only a few participants. Just sayin’…

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fab new week!

Tesa

10/30/2011

Card Patterns #139

We have a new fab sketch from Card Patterns. I love this sketch and used if for my dad’s birthday card. It was perfect with the stripes where one could write the sentiment.

I used some über yummy MME papers. I’ve had this paper pad for a month on my desk. Couldn’t bring me to start cutting (duh!) but my dad is worth it! :)

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I love the brown and turquise combo! And I love my Maya Road stamps, use them all the time!

Here is the inside. I sent him (and mom) the new school photo of our boy. He looks so big! I adore this photo of him, and you’ll see a layout with this real soon…

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Our Design Team and two Guest Designers did some magic with this sketch so go check it out on the Card Pattern’s Blog! And hope to see you play! :)

Tesa

10/29/2011

Heartfelt Goodbye!

Hi folks! Happy Saturday! It’s a wonderful sunny autumn morning and it feels sooo good to have a couple of days off. The week’s been CRAZY. I’ve been all over Sweden and I really don’t enjoy flying so I’m really happy to be home and in my scrap room! I’ve tried to catch up, but if I missed something I’m sorry. I had gazillions of posts in my reader…

My Wednesday Heartfelt Creations post didn’t post as planned, so I redo it and share a couple of new cards today instead. It’s a special post since it’s my fond farewell to the Heartfelt Creations Design Team. I decided I needed to downsize my commitments so I never reapplied. It is a good decision but that doesn’t make it any easier… :( I’ve loved every minute of being on the team and the stamps are amazing!

Anyway, here are two Christmas inspired cards and a good bye!

Joy

I simply ADORE the Poinsettias from the Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set!  You’ll see more of those in cards to come! :)

Here are more Poinsettias

Sista

The stam used is the amazing Poinsettia Spray PreCut Set. A super CAS card inspired by the Inspiration challenge over at SCS. I used this bird trey as my inspiration photo.

Thank you for a great term!

And congrats to the new AMAZING team!!!

Tesa

10/25/2011

Miss You

Hi! Today’s card is for my mom. She’s in Turkey for a two week vacation and she will be back by the end of the week. We talk every day and play wordfeud like crazy when she’s home so it’s been really empty without her. I wanted her to know. :)

Miss You

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All the stamps are from The Rubber Café – I’m using the Yellow Foxtail, Green Foxtail, Leaf Set 2 and Fabulous Phrases.

I did this for CASE Study’s challenge #62. A new FAB card by Niki Estes to be inspired by this week. Go check it out HERE.

I’m off for a business trip. Take care, I’ll be back in a couple of days and catch up with you all! :)

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10/24/2011

Even more Halloween fun…

We don’t celebrate Halloween. Some in Sweden do but it’s a non issue around here. Or has been, cause this year, suddenly our house is flooded by different Halloween projects… It’s strange, but this theme has slowly grown with me and I’m finding it more and more fun to create with purple, black and orange.

Or like in this project aluminum and black.

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Stamps and dies are all from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps: the Dancing Skeleton Clear Stamps Set and the Dancing Skeleton Die.

Full instruction can be found in THIS post if interested. :)

The Prickley Pear Blog is filled with Halloween and Christmas inspiration from our Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tesa

who was writing this up real quick, late for work…

10/22/2011

Card Patterns #138

Happy Saturday! Hope you are having a lovely weekend so far. Our Saturday has been really good, and now we are slowing down and will have a family night home with some good food, nice wine/soda and some monopoly. Life is good.

A new Card Patterns’ sketch is up!!!

Isn’t it totally BEAUTIFUL! I saw a purse card at once. The final card is only half way a purse card. Anyway…

The sponsor i Stampin’Up demonstrator Catherine Pooler.

And I’m using one of her FAB kits – Springtime Vintage which have a wonderful blue and green combo.

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LOVE the colors!

Hope to see you play with us this week! Go check out the amazing Design Team’s work on the Card Patterns’ blog.

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I’m blogging on the Prickley Pear Blog today. Here is a little sneak peak:

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Thanks for stopping by! Take care!!!

Tesa

10/21/2011

Free Spirit?

TGIF!!! Hope you are all having a beautiful day!!!

I have a layout to share today with my sweet boy. He is turning 11 and is in the process of growing up and become more independent. Sometimes it is a quite annoying process, sometimes it is so very funny. My boy is awesome. ♥♥♥

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The photos are from two weeks back when I found my boy doing his homework LYING on our kitchen table making his homework. When asked, he stated that my rules (which includes NO LYING on my kitchen table) is hindering his creative development. I still haven’t figured out the creative part about lying on the table, but we sure did have a very fun conversation. :)

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I used the Cocoa Daisy September kit for this one. Love the papers, look at the blue and green/yellow combo. Yummy! The birds are GCD chippies sprayed with Maya Road Glimmer mist.

I used the totally FAB sketch by Becky Fleck over at Page Maps.

I was also inspired by this poster I found on Pinterest, Anja Wade’s Graphics and Words board . I stamped the quote (from Dead Poets’ Society)  and used birds as decorative elements.

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Thanks for stopping by! I wish you a loooovely weekend!!!

Tesa

10/20/2011

LESSology #4 The Wall Art Challenge

Hi! The new challenge over at the LESSology blog is a super fun one – Wall Art. I’ve done quite a few canvases lately so I thought I’d try something new.

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It’s a metallic relief created with some amazing aluminum tape I picked up in the hardware store. I’ve seen some amazing work around blog land and thought I’d give it a try. The idea is to build a relief to be covered with the tape. To enhance the objects one paint it all with black acrylic paint and then rub it off. Some of the paint will stay and enhance the objects.

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My wall art consists of 4 4x4 pieces made out of a cereal package and spells Love. It turned out ok for a first try, but it’s impossible to take a decent photo.

My Design Team buddies have made some AMAZING Wall Arts to be seen over at the LESSology blog – you do not want to miss it!

And we hope that you will play with us! We have a super fun sponsor – Trade Fish Designs. The winner will receive a $ 20 gift certificate to the store!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tesa

10/19/2011

Heartfelt Wednesday!

Happy mid week! Today we leave the Halloween fun for traditional Christmas. The two lines of Christmas stamps released by Heartfelt Creations the last two months are out of this world beautiful, and perfect for just about everything Christmas related. Here is a layout of my boy and two nieces. Christmas Eve two years ago and I’m struggling to get a decent photo of the lovely Children in their beautiful Christmas outfits filled with Christmas Spirit. Well, let’s just say my mission was doomed from the start and that I now scrap the best photo there is.

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Stamps: HCPC 3415 Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set, HCPC 3417 Poinsettia Ornaments 2 PreCut Set, HCPC 3422 Poinsettia Cheer Bells PreCut Set , HCPC 3428 Script Christmas Tree PreCut Set. HCPC 3390 Bella Rose Leaves PreCut Set , HCD 715 Christmas Cheer Die , HCD 713 Decorative Lace Border Die , HCD 712 Bella Rose Die Papers: Riddersholm Design – I believe. Ink: Archival ink Coffee, Distress ink Aged Mahogany, Vintage Photo. Distress Stain Vintage Photo. White embossing powder. Pearls from prima, lace, ribbon and twine. Mini brads. Thickers.

My little angels…

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All the patterned papers used are from Riddersholm Design – I believe collection. It’s beautiful! Love the little angels in the top right corner, perfect for this layout… :)

The design of the page is inspired by the fabbie sketch #104 from Let’s Capture These Sketches:

The Heartfelt Creations’ blog is filled with the amazing creations of the Design Team – you find it all HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tesa

10/18/2011

Halloween Fun!!!

We are having a Halloween theme on The Rubber Café blog. We don’t celebrate Halloween around here, but my boy had a Halloween themed party a couple of years ago and I still have a couple of photos to scrap. Like this on of my boy with a plate of fingers which was the welcome treat for the guests. We had so much fun making them and they look pretty much like fingers… Yikes.

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I used the Pumpkin Face Mix-N-Match set and the Trick or Treat set from The Rubber Café on this page. And the papers and stickers are all from Echo Park. Love these papers!!! I used the fabbie sketch from Sketchy Thursdays:

And Halloween is all about Halloween treats. So I made a treat box using a template from Cathe Holdens blog Just something I made. You can find it HERE. It was really easy to make and the possibilities are endless.

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I stamped the You need to dust spider web on the front of the house and used the ghost from the Trick or Treat set as a front decoration. He got a layer of Crackle Accent as did the moon and bat – Just Batty stamp, and the Happy Halloween stamp.

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The house has a lid in the bottom, so that you can fill it with what ever. Like yummy dark chocolate.

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I’m entering these project in Simon Says Stamp’s Halloween Challenge!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

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10/17/2011

LESSology Challenge #4 Sneak Peak

Hi!

The new LESSology challenge is up and running and this time it’s all about Wall Art!!! Love Wall art! :) And I’ve tried something new for me. And I can’t wait to see what all my team mates have come up with! Check this Sneak Peak out!!!

Our sponsor for Challenge #4 is Tradefish Designs who is generously offering our winner a $20 gift certificate to the Tradefish Designs store! :)

I’ll be back on Thursday with my project!

You find all the info about the challenge HERE!

Tesa

Prickley Pear Monday and CP #137

Hi! Happy Monday!

We had such a beautiful weekend. Fall when it is at it’s best. We took a long walk yesterday and I wish I had brought my camera, the colors are magnificent. Love this time of year!

But no fall cards today, instead I’m on my Christmas card mission. Prickley Pear has released a gorgeous new Clear stamp set called Victorian Ornaments. Not only does it contain beautiful ornaments, the sentiments are awesome. A new favorite for sure. :) And it has a coordinated Victorian Ornaments Die too.

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I used a wonderful sketch made by Chupa for her Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #33. I flipped it up side down though.

The Prickley Pear Blog is filled with inspiration from the Design Team. Go check it out! :) :) :)

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A new Card Patterns Sketch is up since Saturday. As always, the sketch is super fun and inspiring!

The sponsor is lovely Sparkle Creations and I’m playing with sweet Cupcake Ruby.

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You find the challenge and all the lovely DT samples on the Card Patterns Blog!

Have a wonderful new week and thanks for stopping by!

Tesa

10/15/2011

Prickley Pear Sketch Challenge!!!

Hi folks! Happy Saturday! It’s another beautiful fall day here in Värmland, Sweden. The sun is just about to go up and the frost is shimmering in the light. It’s magical. Wish I could share!

A new sketch challenge is launched over at Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Blog today and we’d love if you’d play with us!!!

I LOVE this sketch, and the DT did too, I can tell, cause the samples they made are simply wonderful!!! :) :) :)

Here is my take:

The gift of love

Stamps used: Vintage Angel, Peace Love Happiness, Small Winter Lovebirds, Winter Lovebirds and Clearly Beautiful Ornaments Set.

I adore this Vintage Angel! And she was super fun to color. I used my Distress inks for this one. And isn’t the sentiment wonderful? The little lovebirds are also totally cute. I used one pair on the front and another for the inside.

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All info about the challenge and loads of inspiration can be found HERE on the PPRS Blog!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tesa

10/12/2011

Heartfelt Wednesday!

Hi all! Happy Wednesday! It’s the time of the month when Heartfelt Creations releases a new beautiful line of stamps The Classic Christmas Collection. This one is very special to me since it’s my last with the HC team. I’ll miss it dearly!!! So, I decided to really try to enjoy myself with this one! :) :) :)

First up is a gift box. The book stamp from the Book Frame 1 set is amazing. And it coordinates with Spellbinders Labels 7 dies!

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Products used: Stamps from Heartfelt Creations - HCPC 3433 Book Frame 1 PreCut Set, HCPC 3434 Book Frame 2 PreCut Set, HCPC 3415 Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set, Dies -HCD 714 Decorative Layered Basket Die. Ink – Versa Mark embossing ink, Color Box Gold. Papers – Vanilla colored smooth cardstock, patterned paper from Reprint. Other - Gold embossing powder, pearls, rhinestones, twine and ribbon.

 

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My next project is a CAS card. I go from warm and fuzzy to cold and clean. :)

Oh Holy night

Products used: Stamps from Heartfelt Creations HCPC 3432 Magnificent Spruce Trees PreCut Set, HCPC 3430 Shepherd Scene PreCut Set. Ink – Peeled Paint Distress Ink. Paper: White and green cardstock. Other - Clear embossing powder, Paper pen, rhinestones, glass powder, rose ribbon, bakers twine, snowflake punch, pop dots.

The tree is amazing. So detailed with all the little needles. Yummy!

The Heartfelt Creations Blog is filled with beautiful inspiration by the Design Team using the new stamps. And you also have a chance to win the entire release by leaving a comment on the HC Blog by the 18th. Go check it out!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tesa