Monday, January 31, 2011

Happy Pirate...

My 9 year old needed a birthday card for a male classmate...this age is so hard to make cards for boys...I'm so sick of making sports cards!  So I pulled out my cute pirate and whipped up this quick card....I was so lazy that I didn't even feel like coloring in his clothes, so I stamped the pirate 3 or 4 times on different colored cardstock and snipped away!

Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Brilliant Blue, Ruby Red, and a sliver of Brushed Gold for the sword....

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Here it is!

All those little flowers became this beautiful card!  I took my stylus and pressed each flower into the palm of my hand to give it a little dimension (boy, do I need some hand cream or what?!)...I took a strip of sticky sheet (just like sticky strip but in a whole sheet) trimmed it to 4 x 1 3/4 and started layering on all those little flowers...

***TIP: leave the red protective paper on most of the sticky paper and peel back as you go so you don't touch the uncovered part****

I layered the finished 'arrangement' on a piece of white cardstock that was embossed with 2 different folders (just put one on the top and one on the bottom half and roll through the Big Shot)...the little sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes...of course this would make a lovely wedding card, but I think I'm gonna use it as a birthday card....

Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Mellow Moss

Friday, January 28, 2011

Sneak peak....

I have never had a card take me 2 days to make....but wait till you see this one!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Catching up....

Did you ever get so caught up in catching up that it puts you farther behind?

I've been trying to catch up on some scrapbooking, but then my printer went on the fritz....(I like to print out my journaling from the computer) so I am even further behind!  I have almost all the pages set up, but no that off with snow days, delayed openings, colds and boogies, work and having a bathroom put in my basement, I'm waaaay behind!

I saw a version if this page done in Blissful Blue and I loved it some much I had to change up the colors...I embossed the ornaments in white EP and used 2 rub-ons...punched them out and popped them up with dimensionals...the trunk of the tree is also embossed with a Cuttlebug folder...added the star on top cuz it looked so bare...

Garden Green, Real Red, Close to Cocoa

Saturday, January 22, 2011

The best weekend...

Here is a card for my fabulous hubby who arranged to have all 4 kids sleep over his mother's house a few Saturdays ago...we went to a movie (The Fighter--great movie) and then to a fantastic dinner....he's the best!

Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Whisper White, card base is Naturals White....I double stamped the bird so that I could punch out his wing with the pattern....

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pear Pizzaz sympathy

I just love, love, love Pear Pizzaz!  Here I mixed it with Marina Mist (another favorite)...I didn't have any Pear Pizzaz ribbon, so I added an Old Olive bow (which matches nicely with the darker shade in the D/S paper from the Level 1 hostess paper pack) the punched holes under the sentiment (make sure to use your hole punch guide to line it up!)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Embosslit Thank you....

I used the flower embosslit to make an embossed background....has a great look, but make sure you totally cover the entire flower with glue to make it stick down completely....the little image is an old tag stamp but I trimmed it into a square instead...

Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzaz, Not Quite Navy

Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy V'Day bookmark

Here's is the Make-n-Take we did at our monthly demo meeting (courtesy of me ! :) )'s the card with the removeable bookmark--can't you just see these for every holiday??!!...for the M-N-T we switched up the plaid ribbon for some Basic Black grosgrain....

Basic Grey, Basic Black, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Two Tags Die, Happy Heart Day stamp set, words from Teeny Tiny phrases....

Friday, January 14, 2011

Whoo's birthday is it?

I picked up this adorable owl clear stamp set at Michael's (it was only $6) I thought I could use the little owl sayings with my owl punch...I made this card for my nephew's 6th birthday....***key to lining up the scallops---punch a longer strip from the scallop border and line up THEN trim the sides of the card--you will never get an exact line-up if you cut it to the exact size of the card!***

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

OK, Ok, this is the last one!

I promise!  Thought the poinsettia was so simple!  Take the 5 petal flower punch and punch in red for flower and green for leaves....the white brad in the center adds a cute touch!  The patterned paper is from an envelope from a craft kit that my kids got, and the Real Red is embossed with the Petals-a-Plenty folder...real simple and great to make in multiples!

Green Galore, Glorious Green, Real Red, Whisper White

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Some more cards I received...

from Ericka the strip of fabric!

from Anne Marie Perry--funny inside!
from Brenda Miller--love how the wreath is 'around' the ornament punch

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Ok, ok, just a few more!

...then it'll be out of my system!  I have one or 2 more holiday posts and then I will be done!  
I loved this card when I saw it, but it was originally meant for you to stick a wallet sized photo in the center of the wreath, but with 4 kids, you would never be able to see them in such a small photo...
Stamp the Medallian stamp in a piece of white (5 x 3 3/4)...use a punch or the Coluzzle (like I did) to remove the center...take your hole punch (the size for eyelets) and make some 'berry' holes...layer the red ( 5 1/4 x 4) underneath to show through the holes...then layer the whole thing on a standard card....take a slightly larger white circle to cover the center (if you are not putting a photo) stamp a sentiment...add ribbon bow and you're done!

Real Red, Glorious Green, Whisper White (the ribbon is retired)

Friday, January 7, 2011

Couldn't resist!

A Christmas version of the previous birthday card...believe it or not , the patterned paper came from an envelope in a kiddie craft kit--and I stole it!

A Christmas cardinal from the bird punch...I love the off-set circle as the 'ornament'...using up some of the Sweet Pea Old Olive houndstooth paper!...the hanger of the ornament is just alternating circle punches!
I know I said no more Holiday cards for a while, but I couldn't resist with this weather! I haven't been making many cards--trying to catch up on some scrapbooking--still haven't done Halloween, yet!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Bookmark saying

Here's the little saying I put inside the bookmark cards: (feel free to copy and use!--I punched it out in a circle and stuck it on the left hand side of the card)

This card has a removable bookmark just for you!  Just slip the bookmark over the page you are reading and you’ll never loose your spot!

Bookmark cards!

I've been making these bookmark cards as thank yous for Christmas gifts (I couldn't stand to make a winter-themed card!

I even made a little tag for inside that explains the bookmark--I'll post it later!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Paper-pieced Presents

Don't you just love paper-piecing?  The look of coloring  without all the work!  I used the littlest scraps of Designer Series paper (that I couldn't bare to throw out) and whipped up this simple card...the edge of the card is trimmed 3/4" and a scalloped punched strip is added for some flair....

Sahara Sand cardstock, Basic Black Ink, Pumpkin Pie Cordouroy buttons

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Pink ornaments?

I received the first card for the holidays and I was so intrigued by the color combo that I had to try it for myself!  I'm not thrilled with my end product but at least I gave it a shot!

Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Cherry Cobbler, Real Red

*the gold embossing powder has gold glitter in it*

**I know you are probable sick of Christmas, so I will stop for a while!  I'm so sick of it, too!***

Monday, January 3, 2011

More Holiday cards....

Here are some more of the gorgeous handmade cards I received this holiday...the snowman is from my mom...the ornaments are from my friend, Gloria....the snowflake and tree card is from my downline Evelyn Rivera (click on her blog in my blog list and you can see a video on how she made it!)...and the snowflake cad is from fellow demo Madeline Soler...

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Christmas cards received....

Here are just 2 of the gorgeous cards I received this holiday from my fellow stampers...the angel card is from Cheryl Robinson (you can see her blog through my blog list) and the other is from Donna Lyons-O'Hara,,,,