Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Soft Suede ink (and Dazzling Diamonds on the antlers)
Monday, December 27, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
When I saw this adorable samples with a baby Rudolph, I had to make it! I bought this stamp set (Forest Friends) for my daughter because she loved it (but never used it!) so it was a great time to use it! Merry Christmas to all of you and thanks for reading my blog!
Close to Cocoa, Real Red, red rhinestone for nose, Snowflake embossing folder
Thursday, December 23, 2010
The scarves are just ribbon folded over (use a small glue dot in the middle of the fold....HINT: cut all the scarves AFTER you assemble card, that way all the ends will be even!
Mellow Moss (this is the last of it! Yipee!) Rose Red, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Here's this year's card...I made a silver and gold version....
Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Monday, December 20, 2010
Sets of 8 everyday cards (birthday, get well, thank you) in a covered box....the butterfly box inspired me to make a matching card...
Sahara Sand, Pretty in Pink, Sage Shadow, Barely Banana, Whisper White, Swirl stamp from Baroque Motifs
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
I've been looking for a great card for the Dasher stamp and I think this is it! I think some funky Christmas colored paper would be perfect instead of the retired Bermuda Bay stripe...or maybe even stripes in shades of brown....
You can't really see, but there's a bit of sparkle on his antlers...
The button is a clear round with a punched circle underneath...I have to get some of the new delicious buttons that SU! carries....I'll add it to my wish list!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Pale Plum, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Lovely Letters Alphabet, Heart from Hostess set-Punch Potpourri, Image on envelope from Always set, pearls from Michael's
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Here's some of the gifts I've been working on...
These are plastic boxes with 8 assorted cards in them...great teacher gifts!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
I took rectangles of different sizes, cut off the sides at an angles and embossed them in 3 different patterns...a little scrap to the trunks and your done! I added the outlined detail by taking a scrap of cardstock measuring 5 x 3 3/4 " (or smaller to your liking) and lat it on top of your white cardstock and traced with Basic Gray marker....
Those gray pearls are a find from AC Moore--only a buck!
Wait till you see the other color story I made this card in...stop back Monday!
Wild Wasabi, Ruby Red, Basic Gray
Friday, December 10, 2010
This was one of them...I loved the layout and decided to use up some Pink Passion cardstock..I thought the pink and black where striking....I also love the pink rhinestone brad in the center of the ornament!
Thursday, December 9, 2010
I stamped the main image, then stamped off on a piece of scrap paper, then stamped again on the main paper slightly to the left...so it looks like a shadow...the white panels are popped up with dimensionals....no need to clean the stamp!
Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
....to make the 2 top cake layers, I punched the 1" and 1 3/8" squares and cut off some of the sides at an angle....it's a great way to use up the little pieces of scraps that you should have thrown out long ago!
...the candles are just skinny strips of paper and the flames are portions of a small flower punch...
Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Pumpkin Pie D/S paper, So Saffron for flames
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
I made these little turkey baskets for my kids as table settings for Turkey Day...they were filled with chocolates...made from the Two Tags die cut for the basket and the turkey is the body of the owl punch surrounded the large oval punches for the feathers....
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I used the large scallop square clear Sizzix die to make the scalloped layer, but since I wanted a smaller size to fit on the cardfront, I cut it into four and over-lapped some of the scallops to make it 5 scallops wide (not including the corners)...you really can't see the over-lapping parts unless you really look close....looking at the picture now, I should have put a rhinestone or brad in the center of the ornament....don't you think?
Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla
Monday, November 29, 2010
Tthe ribbon is not SU!, but you can do this technique with any ribbon...just put down a strip of sticky strip tape and scrunch the ribbon as you attach it to the card
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
The star on the tree is from the ornament punch set, Delightful Decorations...the ornaments are red confetti that I had purchased for the kids to use to decorate their houses....
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
she punched the Modern Label in Close to Cocoa and cut in half and layered them on the roof like shingles...she embossed the door and sponged it to make it look old....she is adding cakes and cupcakes in the windows with vellum...we even found some patterned paper with bricks for the chimney....
Great job, Maggie!
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Here"s my 7 year old, T.J., and his haunted house....it's still a work in progress...he used Lovely Lilac for the house and sponged black all over the edges for a spooky feel...the roof is made of 1 inch circles from Basic Black and Handsome Hunter...the windows have a sheet of vellum (and some have googley eyes glued in the openings)...we crimped some strips of Basic Black for crooked shutters....hopefully he will finish it before next Halloween!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
|I love this layout! Uses the scallop tags from Two Tags die!|
My son's pre-school sent out a letter asking for donations to send to the troops...included in the list of items to donate were handmade cards...right up my alley! Here's what I came up with...I donated 56 cards in all...I used only retired colors and patterned paper (my own little challenge!)...and since I've donated cards before, there is nothing shiny (like glitter, so they will not be detected at night)
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I've been thinking of making this a fall card, too, but adding a bunch of colorful leaves on the floor instead of the snow....the snowflakes have a tiny dot of Dazzling Diamonds in each center, as well as a tiny bit on the bare branches....
Bashful Blue, Bordering Blue, Whisper White
Monday, November 15, 2010
I used some patterned paper from Sale-a-bration and stamped the leaves in Pumpkin Pie....it's really a simple layout and the paper piercing around the white circle really add some pizzazz....
Would make a great Thanksgiving card, too!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
I like how the Modern Label punch is folded under the patterned paper layer and looks like a belt....
Close to Cocoa, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand (plus retired D/S paper) Lattice embossing folder...
Friday, November 5, 2010
Pink Passion, Old Olive, Melon Mambo (for the flower petals), Summer Sun, retired Sale-a-bration D/S paper, Two Tags Die...the words are from a Cuttlebug die set that came with a matching embossing folder...Beautiful Wings embosslet
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
She did a great job! We use the candle holder every night and it looks beautiful!