Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
I stamped the leaf in Old Olive and then kept stamping several times without re-inking...added some red glitter berries and the sentiment...and done...easy-peasy!
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
My friend's daughter had a baby girl and when I had seen them a few months ago when they were planning the shower, the mom wanted purple and brown as the shower colors...we were tossing around a few ideas, but, honestly, none of them worked....
So when her baby arrived, I decided to revisit the color combo and I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out! I used a layout I have used before, so this card came together quickly...the rhinestones in the centers o the flowers are a light lavender so they really add a nice touch!
Early Espresso, Orchid Oppulance, Confetti Cream
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Concord Crush, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzaz, Whisper White
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Sunday, December 18, 2011
A friend of mine asked me to make 2 very special, personalized cards for her mom and her in-laws...this first one is for her in-laws....when I saw this design I know it would look great with some personalization...I was even thinking of using it as my Holiday card with my kids' names on it (or what about photos???)
Cheery Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Silver and Red Glitter paper, Whisper White
I used these punches...1inch, 3/4 inch, 1/2 inch, the tiny circle from the 3 pack punches, and a standard hole punch
Saturday, December 17, 2011
I used some teeny tiny metal beads (that I've had forever) that I dyed with some Staz-on ink refill to be black (as they were originally silver) for the center of the flower...
The center flower is from Fifth Avenue Floral and the background flowers are from A Slice of Life...
This would make a great card to have on hand for any occasion...
Not Quite Navy, River Rock, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink (for watercoloring the flower)
Friday, December 16, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Same concept as before...head and hat from the ornament punch, ears from the bird wing...hat trim is an oval...
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The elf face an oval punch...the hat is the ornament punch and the ears are the wings from the bird punch...
Monday, December 12, 2011
I googled the recipe and the poem and got to punching....the reindeer's head is the owl punch with the feet removed...the antlers are a non-SU! leaf punch...and of course the nose is a circle of glittered paper! I'm still in the process of assembling 64 of these cuties...wait till you see the other treats I'm making for my oldest to bring to school...
Thursday, December 8, 2011
I free-hand cut out the blades...the heel of the skate is a Soft Suede stocking trimmed into a heel...I laced some ribbon through some holes I punched along the edge...
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Here's mine...it's done all in Very Vanilla with some sponging of Sahara Sand...it's hard to see in the photo, but it's really stunning in person...
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Hey, when you can sell a card.....
So anyway, that means I get to make another special one for her!
I used the porcelain technique on the Vanilla background piece...inking up the embossing folder with Sahara Sand with a sponge and then running the card stock through the Big Shot...it adds a really subtle color...there are also tiny pearls in the centers of the flowers...
Pretty in Pink, Sahara Sand Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Wait till you see how I changed this card into an A2 card size....
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Pulled out my Color Coach (Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Early Espresso), my layout stash, and my Mom's Classic Cars set to whip up this card....
...now that I'm looking at it, I should have moved the car image to the left a bit, right? And I switched up the circle (#4) for a sentiment lined up with the main image....
Friday, December 2, 2011
I've been saving this layout from Dawn Olchefske for the longest time, waiting for the perfect stamp...
The card with the bicycle is her version of the layout...mine took a manly turn with the classic car...the color combo is from the Color Coach...I only colored the flames part of the car to highlight the colors in the card...
Early Expresso, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Sahara Sand
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
I added the sentiment on an oval punch to change it up a bit...
Bravo Burgandy, Night of Navy, Basic Grey, Confetti Cream
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
These are the little treats I made for his kindergarten class...it is just 2 Kit Kat bars wrapped in a strip of Gable Green, with a little alien space ship with a circle of Green Galore and a scallop circle of Pacific Point....
...they were a big hit!
Monday, November 28, 2011
Crumb Cake, Bravo Burgandy, Night of Navy
Sunday, November 27, 2011
I opted for the owl punch turkey with the 5 petal flower feathers (since it was a bit quicker than last year's oval punch turkey...I just trimmed off the little ears of the owl and added 3 different colored 'feathers'...the little waddle is the heart from the owl punch, punched 2x and cut in half, layering half of the yellow heart over the red as a beak...
Saturday, November 26, 2011
These are 1 inch squares, each embossed with a different embossing folder (hence the time consuming part)...the little stamped square is actually a tag stamp...this could really be an any occasion card--just change up the last square...
Thursday, November 24, 2011
But I thought I'd post 2 cute photos of my kids in our backyard...
Hope you have a wonderful Turkey Day!
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
I punched the legs in Pink Piroheutte and again in white and trimmed the white to make a ballet slipper (hint: I made one as a template and used it over and over...the body/shirt is a scallop circle (the larger one) with a little tulle skirt made from 2 large scallop Big Shot dies folded in half and scrunched and sewed together...a little pink bow tops it off....
I think I am going to make these for our Ballet Brunch at my kids' dance school as pins, but they would easily fit on a card (maybe one with a dance bar, wood floor and a mirror???) Hhhhmmmmm.....
Monday, November 21, 2011
Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Early Expresso, Confetti Cream
Sunday, November 20, 2011
It is really so simple and stunning (and easy!)
Saturday, November 19, 2011
I painted the fish scales with some Crystal Effects...the sentiment is actually printed from the computer since I don't own a stamp that was simple and would fit into a circle punch...the background is stamped with the Fishy Friends matching wheel...don't you just love the layout, too?
Lucky Limeade, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point
Friday, November 18, 2011
After trying a hair dryer and a curling iron, and then almost moving onto a hair flat iron, I realized that I could use my embossing heat gun! It worked like a charm!!!! And no flames! See...all that stuff I have for stamping does come in handy....I'll have to remember that excuse when my hubby sees my next order come for the UPS guy!
Thursday, November 17, 2011
|Sorry so blurry!|
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
You can hardly see it, but I stamped some hearts on the bottom half of the card in River Rock ink...don't you just love rounded corners?
Bravo Burgandy, Baja Breeze, River Rock (combo taken from Color Coach)