Friday, November 30, 2007

I Wish..../Blog Candy Winner(s)


I wish you could both win...so since there are only two of you who entered the blog candy drawing...you both will! My son selected medfordsil as the winner....so you'll receive 2 packages of Basic Grey Rub-ons. CAKVD, since you were also so kind to play along....I'll send you 1 package of the Rub-ons. Both of you need to get in touch with your addresses and I'll get your fun mail coming your way!! Keep an eye out....I'm thinking 1000 hits should be worth something...what do you think?!

Ok...on to card details! The stamp is by Stamps Happen...I guess it's actually supposed to be a robin....but I didn't realize it until after I colored it...Oops! Oh well....I think he turned out ok as a *blue bird!* I colored him with alcohol based markers. Thanks for taking a peek!!

Cardstock: Bashful Blue (SU!)
Designer Paper: Embossed Swirls (unknown source)
Ribbon: May Arts
Oval Punches: (SU!)
Alcohol-Based Markers: Copics
Bird Stamp: Stamps Happen
Wish Stamp: (SU!)

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Timeless

I don't usually make cards in the 5x7 inch size....but this one just seemed to fall together that way! I used the cracked glass technique on an old SU! set. I stamped each on white cardstock: for the dragonfly I glittered his wings with glitter and glue. For the flower I added some color with chalks. Then I did the cracked glass technique...I did 4 layers of the ultra-think embossing powder. Then I placed the pieces in the freezer for a bit to ensure some sharp cracks. After cracking the pieces I rubbed ink into the cracks. Each piece is layered on colored vellum that has been torn along the bottom edge. Memories, Treasure and Timeless are from a huge set of words by Yvonne Albrighton and are stamped on twill ribbon. The large leaf is by Judikins and the nature verse is by Serendipity.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Homemade Glitter Designer Paper!

Do you drool over the glittery designer paper at your local stamp store?! I always do...and can't justify buying it very often. Well...I've been playing with the Figgy Pudding 6x6 pack and decided to try making my own! I used a Sakura Quickie Glue Pen and Art Institute's Ultrafine Pearlescent glitter #189.Pearl. It turned out great....not sure if you can see it on the photo....but it's very nice looking in real life. Woo Hoo!! I also glittered some of the snowflakes on the piece behind the *h.* The fibers are from the Figgy Pudding fiber pack as well as the monogram.
Warm Wishes is stamped on some glimmery paper for a nice icy effect IRL. Not sure I'm so keen on the card....but I sure am keen on the glitter designer paper!

Card Details:
Cardstock: SU! Designer Paper, Fibers, Monogram: Figgy Pudding/Basic Grey Hardware: Making Memories Happy New Year: Karen Foster's 1/8 inch snap stamps Warm Wishes: Come Clean Designs Ink: black Punch: SU!'s Slit Punch Snowflakes: Archiver's Glitter: Art Institute Ultrafine Pearlescent

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Happy Winter!



The first visible snow on the ground this morning....not much...but enough to make me wish for a mug of something warm!!

The designer paper is by Figgy Pudding...there are so many different styles of paper in this collection...you can get a TON of cards out of just one package! Another dandy thing is that the paper coordinates so well with SU!'s cardstock.

Card Details:

Stamps: mug, WhipperSnapper; Happy Winter, A Muse; marshmallows, SU! Chipboard: Undressed, Margie; Basic Grey Stickers: Figgy Monogram Stickers; Basic Grey Fibers: Figgy Fibers; Basic Grey Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, SU! Designer Paper: Figgy Pudding Collection, Basic Grey Button: Archivers

Monday, November 26, 2007

More Peaceful Wishes


I'm up to my ears in Figgy Pudding and what fun it is....check it out!! http://embellish-online.com/item_503/Figgy-Pudding-Collection-BasicGrey.htm
This card is a fun way to get a peek at 5 of the different patterns in this collection. I love the way it matches Stampin' Up!'s Sahara Sand cardstock. I stamped the top layer of Sahara Sand with the Linen background stamp in Always Artichoke. The bottom layer of Sahara Sand cardstock is plain. Wreath is also part of the Figgy Pudding Collection and is call Winterland...check it out too!!
I **LOVE** the faux stitching template and scuffing tool as well....I've not been brave enough to try sewing for real yet....but I'm not sure I care!! Just as long as I don't lose my dandy black pen!
Don't forget to check out the Blog Candy post....there are some fun Basic Grey rub-ons on the line here!! You need to upload a card to the Embellish-It Online gallery and comment on my Blog Candy post from Saturday.....your chances of winning are pretty good!! ;)

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Embellish-It Challenge #1 ~ Wanna Play?!





This is the first challenge over at http://www.embellish-online.com/. There is also a layout there for a scrapbook page using a similar layout. We're aiming for weekly challenges....so come on over and play along!!


Since I'm a newbie at this blogging thing....and I'm half way to 500 hits....it's blog candy time!!! Here's what you need to do:


Post your challenge card or scrapbook layout in the gallery at http://www.embellish-online.com/ AND leave a message on this post telling me that you did so I can check out your creation! I will have my son draw a name on Friday night, November 30th. I'm ordering some of the fun Basic Grey Rub-ons and I'll send two packages of my choice your way.....so come and play!!!! Good Luck!

Card details: The crisp black and white colors of the sketch just were too cool to change much! I stamped the stag from Basic Grey's Winterland clear set (http://www.embellish-online.com/) in white craft ink on black cardstock. Metallic paper was run through the script Cuttlebug folder (http://www.embellish-online.com)....so/ cool! A little red sticker by Stampendous! adds a little bling. Believe and the frame around it are by Impression-Obsession.


Friday, November 23, 2007

Printed Vellum Birthday


I was wishing I had some printed vellum...so made up my own by picking out my favorite fonts and typing out about five rows. Then just copy and paste to fill a full sheet.
This card just uses a small piece of it, but I liked the way it looked over the cuttlebugged piece. The candles have glitter applied with a Sakura quickie glue pen...that is the best for applying glitter to tiny places.
Stamp: Stampin Up!
Brads: Lasting Impressions
Ribbon: Michaels
Cuttlebug: available at http://www.embellish-online.com/
Cardstock: Certainly Celery & Brocade Blue (SU!)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A Bloomin' Snowflake


Well...before I cleaned up my desk a little, this simple card popped together. The snowflake is in a little set by Stampendous! The center looks like a flower.....so what is a girl to do but put a flower in there?! Love these little metal charm flowers...however I'm not sure of the source anymore.

Thanks to GinaK for the awesome idea to punch circles out the scallop punches....I love doing this to dress up the scallop punches a bit more. The snowflake was stamped in brocade blue ink. I don't have a source for this patterned paper, a PIF gift from STAMPINSTEL...thanks!! :) This piece was again faux stitched and attached to white and black layers of cardstock. The Thinking of You is by Wordsworth.
If you still don't have a Giga Scalloped Circle Punch by Marvy, check out this link....you *need* one!

Monday, November 19, 2007

A Pocket of Snow!


Another snow card....I told you I'm in the mood for some white stuff! This is my first criss-cross card. I was inspired by my Secret Sister on Splitcoast Stampers...she sent me one and then I just had to try one for myself.
The snowflakes are by Stampendous! They are stamped in Brocade Blue ink (SU!) and cut out. Each snowflake is accented with a clear stardust pen (Sakura) The glitter dots on the large snowflake and the tag pull are from Archiver's. The smaller snowflakes have some Silver Dot Sparklers by Stampendous! The patterned paper is from my stash, so the source is unknown. I used faux stitching with the white gel pen (Signo) around all of the pieces and then distressed the edges before attaching them to the card. The thinking of you stamp is by Wordsworth.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Winter Wish


Well....we've seen snow flurries here two days in a row....and this color combo just strikes me as a fun winter combo!
The cut piece is from a cut & fold template by Lace'. Once the cutting is done it is really quick and simple to fold. When I had the medallion folded, I simply cut around it to turn it into a lacey *snowflake*. Doing these on printed designer paper as I did makes it even prettier with the white backing of the paper giving it a bit of contrast. The Prima flowers matched the designer paper and the cuttlebugged piece perfectly! The belt is faux stitched and layered on a white cardstock piece that has had the edges distressed.
I stamped the center oval on the designer paper, the outer oval on white cardstock. For some added interest, I pierced white piece before attaching it to the card. Thanks so much for taking a peek!!
Wish Stamp: SU!
Flowers: Prima
Stencil: Lace'
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Whisper White (SU!)
Punches: ovals (SU!)
Piercing Stencil: (SU!)
Brad: Eyelet Outlet

Friday, November 16, 2007

I'm jumping into blogland today!


Today is a special day for me, I've just been notified that I've been selected as a design team member for http://www.embellish-online.com/. I'm totally thrilled to be able to contribute my work using their products to their gallery and working with the other design team members.

A little about me. I'm a SAHM of a 1 year old dd and a 5 year old ds. I've been stamping for the last 15 years and am totally addicted to all things paper related, but please don't save me!!! Stamping is my sanity saver....it keeps my mind occupied and gives me satisfaction to create *something* out of a pile of fun supplies. I teach stamping workshops and love trying new techniques and like a variety of styles. I've been published several times and look forward to submitting more work to be considered for publication. I'm a night-owl....so if you're up late creating, chances are I am too!!

I'm new to blogging....so bear with me as I learn the ropes. I'm looking forward to getting to know more people through blogging, so pop in with a comment any time... I'd love to hear from you!

Card info:
This is a fun peek-a-boo shaker card. There is prisma glitter in between acetate taped to the frame back and the acetate taped to the card front. The frame and card are separated by a layer of foam tape. The slide mount is attached by glue dots on the corners. The ribbons are wrapped around the frame and tied with metallic embroidery floss to avoid added bulk.

Snowflake Stamp: Stampin Up! stamped in black Stazon
Tiny Snowflakes: Hampton Art Stamps
Card, Frame, Slide Mount: The Paper Cut, Appleton, WI
Metal Sentiment: Lasting Impressions
Dotted Ribbon: May Arts
Satin Edged Ribbon: Offray
Silver Thread: DMC metallic embroidery floss