Spooky: Rule of 3’s

THREE is such a magic number: Like Charlie’s Angels or the Three Musketeers. How about spaghetti, meatballs and garlic bread? Faith, Hope & Charity? Harry, Ron & Hermoine or (for you “Wicked” fans like me:) Glinda, Elphaba and Fyero…”witch” brings us to the point today, this classic card sketch (Fall-to Layout #113 from Clean & Simple Stamping):

 When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with a simple trio of images like this!
Have I told you how much I love the new Spider Web embossing folder for the Big Shot? Besides using it on my card, I combined it with the Candy Wrapper Die to make the adorable gift below (can you see the little bat on the tag made with the bat punch? Too adorable!)
Here’s a close up…
So to everyone, have a “Wicked” Halloween, and a safe one! 
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Wish Big

I must be in sync with the gals over at Clean & Simple Stamping because this is the project I took to the cabin in Pine Valley to work on over the weekend:

These are my birthday cards for the demonstrators in my SU! family this year (sorry, ladies, if this spoils the surprise!!) and they just happened to follow the C&S Fall-to-Layout #111:

I am making these cards in lots of different colors, like the one below that showcases some of the 2010 In-Colors (Peach Parfait and Concord Crush). I wasn’t sure they would look good together, but this just goes to show you that the hues in each color family prepared by SU! really *are* compatible with each other!!

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Tote-ally Tess

Sometimes you just need to ignore the housework and do something fun. Which is where I found myself this morning…needing a little creative time. So here is my “Tote-ally Tess”/Poppy Parade version of the Clean & Simple Fall-to Layout #107:

And here is the FTL 107 sketch:
Recipe for my card (all Stampin’ Up! Supplies):  Tote-ally Tess stamp set, Poppy Parade, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzaz and Shimmery White card stock, Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad, In-Color Markers, Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper, Pinking Hearts Border punch, Brights Designer Buttons, Linen Thread
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Clean & Simple, Revisited

Now that the kids are back in school, I had time to stamp for fun again! It was delightful and I am reminded how much I enjoy being creative.

Here is my creation showcasing some new colors and stamps:

Recipe (all Stampin’ Up! supplies, of course):  Marina Mist, Whisper White, Basic Black card stock, Basic Black and Versamark ink, Just Believe stamp set,  Scallop Edge Border punch, Marina Mist Taffeta ribbon.

I followed the Clean & Simple Fall-To Layout #105 sketch:

Joy…clean and simple

I followed this Clean & Simple layout pretty faithfully…
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Supplies by Stampin’ Up!: Very Vanilla and Old Olive card stock, Real Red craft ink, clear embossing powder, Merry Moments Designer Series Paper, Delightful Decorations stamp set, Ornament and 1 3/4″ circle punches, Gold elastic cord, Read Red polka dot grosgrain ribbon

Dasher: FTL70

Finally got new batteries for my camera and I’m back with another Fall-to Layout by Clean & Simple! Here is FTL #70 Sketch:

and here is my version using the Dasher stamp (the most popular Stampin’ Up! stamp right now!):

Supplies by Stampin’ Up!: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Old Olive card stock, Merry Moments Designer Series Paper, Chocolate Chip craft ink, Real Red classic ink, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Dasher stamp and Old Olive taffeta ribbon.

Inspire: FTL64

I love a challenge, especially a “simple” one 🙂 See the Clean & Simple Fall-to Layout #64 sketch:

I wanted to use this Big Shot Die on something, so here is my version (sideways) of the sketch:

Supplies (by Stampin’ Up!): Very Vanilla, Rose Red and Old Olive card stock, Bird with Leaves & Flower Die, Big Shot, Thoroughly Modern  Designer Series Paper, Charming Stamp Set, En Francais background stamp, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive ink, Two-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Mini Library clip (on sale this week only!)

Goblin Greetings/FTL 61

Here is the Fall-to Layout #61 from Clean & Simple:And here is my Goblin Greeting!
Card Recipe (all supplies from Stampin’ Up!, naturally!): Stamp Sets: Batty for You and Grateful Greetings, Old Olive, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White and Basic Black card stock/ink, Night & Day Designer Series Paper, Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, 1″ and 1 3/8″ circle and scallop circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals. Want to order the supplies used for this project? Visit my Stampin’ Up! Website and click on “Order Now”!