Naki and Nina's Double Dare Challenge 11

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hi there! We have moved our play day from Fridays to Saturdays, still the same rules, same fun:-)

Use Squares

Use Orange

Orange made me think of Halloween since it's around the corner, so I went right to the Spooky Bingo Bits Set. And of course I had to use the Howlstooth and scaringbone DSP. I heat embossed 3 images from the stamp set with Tangerine Tango and White Emboss powder, they just pop on the Basic Black Card Stock.

Simple thank you from the Embellished Events Set was perfect:-)
I just scored a line next to it to add some dimension.

Cute and simple, but fun:-)

My Recipe for This Card

Stamp set: Spooky Bingo Bits, Embellished Events
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Versamark
Tool: Heat Tool, White and Tangerine Tango Stampin' Emboss Powder, 1" Circle, 1-1/4" Square, and Scallop Square Punches, Finishing Touches Edgelits Die, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Stampin' Dimensionals
Secret Ingredient: Halloween is just so fun;-)

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!
Now please visit my fabulous friend Nina to get inspired, use your orange and squares, and upload your fun project below!

Freshly Made Sketches

Friday, October 26, 2012

Here is my card for this week's Freshly Made Sketches:-)
I am making a lot of Christmas cards to send out, and trying to make different one for everyone. This one is going to my mother-in-law, she love the Greeting Card Kids set:-) In fact, this set belongs to her.
A lot of layers! 

My very first time watercoloring! I used Stampin' Write Markers and a Blender Pen, and it was easy! I don't know why I was so afraid of watercoloring! I added some snow with the Dazzling Details. The Pearls were added as the buttons on her jacket.  

I just got the Storytime DSP last week and finally opened it up today, and am in LOVE! 

My Recipe for This Card

Stamp set: Greeting Card Kids, More Merry Messages
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Watercolor Paper, Storytime DSP, White Glitter Paper from Target
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, and Pool Party Stampin' Write Markers, Pool Party Classic Ink Pad, Jet Black Stazon
Accessory: 5/8" Crochet Trim, Rhinestone and Pearl Basic Jewels, Dazzling Details
Tool: 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Snow Flurry Bigz Die, Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Secret Ingredient: Snow, Snow, Snow!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!

Naki and Nina's Double Dare Challenge 10

Friday, October 19, 2012

Wow! This is our 10th Naki and Nina's Double Dare Challenge! 

This is a very bright, bold, and fun challenge this week!
And here's why...

This image is from one of the children's shows that my 2-1/2 year old son watches on Disney Jr. The Channel, Tinga Tinga Tales. As you can see, the images in the show is very bold, vivid, and so fun!

Her pick was just perfect for our very fun, bold challenge! 
I love when our picks work so well together:-)

Yes, I am playing Freshly Made Sketches again. As I mentioned before, this challenge helps me make cards easier! 

The owl was sponged with the new Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad to give some sparkle. I used one of the Summer Smooches DSP for his eyes and added Rhinestones. There are so many crazy eyed owls in the stores now and I thought to make my own funky owl:-)

This card was definitely out of my 
element, so many bright colors, so many patterns, so many textures... but I really enjoyed it! 

My Recipe for This Card

Stamp set: None
Paper: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Summer Smooches DSP, Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP
Ink: Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad
Accessory: Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tool: Owl Builder Punch, Labels Collection Framelits Die, Stripes, Chevron Stripes, and Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Simply Score Scoring Tool, Glue Dots
Secret Ingredient: Be bold!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!
Now let's see what my very talented friend, Nina has come up with! You know she always makes something gorgeous! 

Pals Paper Arts Challenge

Thursday, October 18, 2012

It's time to play another Pals Paper Arts Challenge
I just love these challenges:-)

PPA145 October 18

Another fabulous sketch by my fellow pal, fabulous Margaret Moody. Well, she did it again! I love this sketch! I have a feeling I'll be using this again n' again...:-)

I decided I wanted to use some flowers, but you know what,  I don't own too many flowers! I know, right!? That's just wrong!! Good thing one of my favorite stamp sets, Button Buddies, has this very clean flower:-) 
I heat embossed to make my own designer paper, then stamped it with Pool Party, then again with Summer Starfruit and punched out the center with the 1/2" Circle Punch. 

I used the Attic Boutique DSP from the Occasion Mini Catalog because those shapes are similar to the flower I used, and just love the color:-) I embossed the big flag with the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder to give a little Asian flair to this card. 

My Recipe for This Card

Stamp set: Button Buddies
Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Attic Boutique DSP
Ink: Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Versamark
Accessory: Basic Gray 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Tool: White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 1/2" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Secret Ingredient: Great sketch!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
 Hope you enjoyed it!

Blog Candy Winner

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The winner of the Pals Trick or Treat Blog Hop giveaway is

Bette S. 

"Cute projects! Really liked the Breast Cancer card. Wishing the best to your Grandmother."

Congratulations, Bette! 
Please email me @ nakistampie@gmail .com to claim your prize!

Thank you all for playing!

Naki and Nina's Double Dare Challenge 9

Friday, October 12, 2012

Welcome to another Naki and Nina's Double Dare Challenge!

Use your "Never-Go-To" colors
(I know you too ignore some of the Stampin' Up! colors...!)

Make a square card

And once again, I am also playing along with Freshly Made Sketches! I think I am hooked to this challenge...:-) By the way, my card from last week's Double Dare Challenge/Freshly Made Sketches was chosen as a perfect princess at Freshly Made Sketches:-) 

The ornament was heat embossed with the Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder on the Cherry Cobble Card Stock, then punched out with the Ornament Punch. Easy breezy! Some pearls were added instead of a string. I got this idea from my fellow pal, Ann Schach's Halloween spider:-) 

So these are some of my "never-go-to" colors:
Cherry Cobbler 
Garden Green
Wild Wasabi
Sahara Sand
I don't know why I never use these colors... I really loved using them for this card!

A custom made envelop for this 5" x 5" card. I added a little ornament using the Merry Minis Punch Pack on the envelope for "a little something" :-)

My Recipe for This Card

Stamp set: Delightful Decorations
Paper: Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Garden Green, Subtles Designer Series Paper Pack, Be of Good Cheer DSP
Ink: Versamark
Accessory: Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tool: Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies, Large Scallop Edgelits Die, Delicate Design Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Merry Minis Punch Pack, Ornament Punch, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Thank you so much for Stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!
Now go to my very talented friend, Nina's blog and check out her beautiful creations! 

October Pals Trick-or-Treat Blog Hop

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Trick-or-Treat! It's time for some fun and festive crafting with the Stampin' Pretty Pals! You've probably hopped over from Debbie Crowley at expressively deb...  I'm stop number 8 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for Stampin' Up! Halloween projects along with some tricks and treats along the way! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track.

Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet, Give Me Something Good to Eat!
Halloween is my favorite holiday of all! So fun! Here I have is a little Halloween sign that can be hang on a wall. I just wanted something really fun, cute, but spooky, and those googlie eyes were just what I needed! 

October is also a breast cancer awareness month, and this card is dedicated to my grandmother, who just turned 93 last week and has breast cancer. 

I don't usually put a lot of stuff on the inside but this one needed some cheering up:-)

My Recipe for This Card

Paper: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Sweet Shop Specialty DSP
Accessory: Calypso Coral 3/8"  Ruffled Ribbon, Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade 1/8" Organza Ribbons (Retired),  Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, Bitty Buttons
Tool: Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies, Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies, Adoring Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Heart to Heart Punch (Retired)
Secret Ingredient: FIGHT!

My Recipe for This Sign

Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP
Accessory: Googlie Eyes, Brights Designer Buttons, Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, 5/8" Crochet Trim Victoria, Lucky Limeade 1/8" Organza Ribbon (Retired)
Tool: Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Glue Dots
Secret Ingredient: EEK! EYE BALLS EVERY WHERE!!!

And today, I am giving away a TREAT! Lucky you!

The yummy Sweet Shop Designer Stickers and my breast cancer awareness card could be yours! If you'd like a chance to win, simply leave a comment below by Friday. One random winner will be announced here next Tuesday, so be sure to come back! Sign up to the E-mail subscription on the right side of my blog and you will never miss any of my posts:-)
(Sorry, ship to the US address only...)

Now hop along for more tricks and treats and some spooky ideas from 
Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine  stop number 10 on the Pals Trick-or-Treat Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!

Naki and Nina's Double Dare Challenge 8

Friday, October 5, 2012

It's time for another Naki and Nina's Double Dare Challenge!


Polka Dots

Funny how we picked almost the same thing! 

I also Incorporated the Freshly Made Sketches! I've seen people play this and am finally trying it myself:-) Sketches are my weakness so it helped me a lot:-)

My first time using the Champagne Glimmer Paper, LOVE!!! 

Here are my circles. 
I originally thought about making polka dots with the circle punches, maybe some other time...

LOVE the More Merry Messages set! I have decided to send out handmade Christmas cards this year so this set will get inked up a lot:-)

My Recipe for This Card

Stamp set: More Merry Messages
Paper: Very Vanilla, Champagne Glimmer Paper, Summer Smooches and Be of Good Cheers DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessory: Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Neutrals Designer Buttons
Tool: Mini Merry Punch Pack, 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals
Secret Ingredient: Good sketch, Good challenge:-)

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!
Now go check out my oh so talented friend Nina's blog to see her circles!

Oh my! My card was chosen as one of the Perfect Princess at Freshly Made Sketches!! Now I get to wear this badge on my blog:-) THANK YOU!!