Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
This is my card from the Stampers Quest December Sketch challenge. I really liked the use of the triangles and patterned papers. I opted for one patterned paper and then a cuttlebugged paper...wait I mean a fiskars plate run through my Cuttlebug LOL! The ornament stamp was one I received in an image swap and I am not sure hwo makes it but I colored it with some of my Copic Markers and Metallic Sakura pens and then added some Liquid Applique to it to achieve the snowy look. I layered things onto black cardstock and then onto a blue card base (although it looks black here - sorry) Along the bottom under the ornament is a bit of silver ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon too! It was a part of the Holiday assortment she sent to the ribbon club in Novmeber. I can't wait to see what is in store for January - she took December off :)
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Merry Christmas everyone!
Not a lick of snow to be seen here for Christmas but I am ok with that LOL!
Hope you are all having a wonderful day - just me and dh and we just finished a nice ham and scalloped potatoes for dinner. YUM-O!!!!
Card uses the cuttlebug folder, some Really Reasonable Ribbon and one of the stamps from the Be Naughty seet from FCD.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
The holley is from a set from FCD and the ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Hope the lady I sent it to enjoys it :) Was a little different type of Christmas Card as the inside was blank so I could write her a note.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
I'll share an after soon so you can see the craziness my dd indulged in this year with shopping!
Oh and yes we know we need a tree skirt but they didn't have any and we couldn't find our old one...going to have to keep an eye out for one for next year!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
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Posted a new tutorial by Vicki Parson on my blog. Lots of wonderful pix showing how to create a gorgeous gift set out of a coffee container, notebook,and match box....
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HAVE A JOY FILLED HOLIDAY!!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I don't know who the stamp is by but I was trying a spotlighting technique and I thought this was a fun image to play with. I colored with a combination of my Copic markers, Sakura Pens and Prisma Watercolor Pencils. I added some yummy ribbon and layered it up for a cute holiday card. This year I mailed only a few cards to people - no where near what we used to but each one was different and many are shared here on my blog and some yet to come. I sure hope the people who received them enjoyed them as much as I did making them!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I made the background by just random stamping the images onto the cs then using my inks to add some color with both sponges and brushes. I then layered things up and mounted them onto the base card. Along the side I added some Pure Bubbles and Bling stick ons. IRL this is more brown in color not sure why it has the purple cast to it in the picture.
Friday, December 12, 2008
We Have a Winner.....
Ms. Karyn Campbell!
Congratulations go out to her as the winner of a $50 on-line gift certificate.
you can see the card I made here...actually I made the first 2 cards pictured on that page!
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Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Mary-Jo has another awesome sketch up for this week over at Techno Stamper blog ! Here is my card made following it :)
The snowman is from the Chin Up set from FCD
I LOVE THIS SNOWMAN! LOL and I went with orange Copics and Orange Metallic Sakura pens for coloring him in. Layered on gold and white papers and added some really glittery gold ribbon behind the layers! I was quite pleased with this card!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Here is my sample of the MOJO64 Sketch this week. I got this new set from FCD called Clearly Time and I really like it! I stamped multiple stamps from the set and then crinkled it up and smoothed out some to run my Distress Ink over it to give it an aged look. I used my Sakura pen to add the white dots both on the black and also in and around the flourishes on the multi-stamped piece.
I cut around the Santa using my Slice and cut a mat for it also. I colored Santa using my Copic Markers and Saukura pens. Then I layered it onto green cs that I had cuttlebugged and swiped with my white inkpad. Added the ribbon across center before adhering it and then added a snip of ribbon to the santa panel itself using this green clippy thing I folded over to hold the ribbon.
Have a great day.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
This is another of my non traditional color cards for the holidays and I enjoyed playing with the different tools to make it. Hope you enjoy it also!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I colored the chic with my Copic Markers and then layered it on a scalloped circle of basic Grey Paper. Added the flower pieces and some ribbon to finish the card off.
Inside it says "boy were we stupid or what!" LOL
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
I had submitted some work to Not Just Stamping and I am happy to announce that I was including in the December 2008 Issue#11. There is a contest there under the Pretty Posies section and that is where you will find my card. This is an online publication so unless you are a subscriber you won't be able to see it...sorry. Each issue is full of wonderful art with details on how it was done, new ideas, featured things and more! Give it a try if you are looking for some great inspiration!
If you are a subscriber I would be thrilled if you would give my card a look see and perhaps your vote too if you deem it worthy!
thanks for stopping by today - hope to be back later with a card to share.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
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Saturday, November 29, 2008
This is one of the snowmen I got in the grab bag I bought from Inky Antics at the local stamp show here...so many stamps so little time!
I used my Copic Markers to outline and add some depth to him. The star was colored in using my new Sakura Metallic pens that I had won from PCP. They really cover everything so I have to be a bit more careful with that but I liked the full and rich look it gives the stars on this one! The buttons also were done with the Silver Metallic and the nose with the Sakura Orange glaze pen. Pretty cool isn't it!
The snowman and the scalloped layer were cut with my Slice! and then layered on top of a piece of American Crafts ribbon which was layered on top of my cuttlebugged piece (again smeared the ink over the top! - easy to do and great highlighting effect!). I really like this card and it is in my stack for Christmas giving!
Friday, November 28, 2008
The card was made using shaving cream papers I had made a long while back and had in my scraps bucket. I ran the background piece through the cuttlebug and then swiped black ink across it to keep with the black and pink theme I had going. I added layers and finished it off with a flower from FCD and colored the flower in again with Copic Markers.
I enjoyed spending some time with my Mom!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Today I am spending time with my family and reflecting on things I am thankful for! I hope that you are also able to enjoy the holiday with those you love.
This card uses one of the Autumn pumpkins from ISC which I colored with my Copic Markers. The tag hanging off the rik rak from Really Reasonable Ribbon says Thanks. I ran the background half through my cuttlebug, swiped the ink pad acros it and then added a strip of paper from my Basic Grey Recess 6x6 pack.
Whatever you are doing today I am thankful for you- for taking the time to stop by and see what I have been up to!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
This is the finished card! I used my slice to cut out the penguin and a matching mat piece for it! I LOVE that Slice! so far and am "patiently" waiting for another disk to come so I have even more choices in what to cut with it! Anyway back to the card - I cuttlebugged the black mat piece with the snowflake design then ran my white versamark spot over it to get a snowey effect, while doing so it smeared onto the non snowflake part so I did it a little more to give it a blustery feel - or at least that was the intention :) I added a strip of ribbon and then mounted the penguin on top of it.
Hope the birthday recipient enjoys it!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
For this card I did some simple layering of colored papers Red, Green and white. On one red layer I ran it through my cuttlebug with the paisley A@ Embossing Folder and then swiped my ink pad across it to stamp out a bit more. Then on the top layer I stamped a Christmas tree from FCD using my Verssmark Ink and embossed with Ancient Gold Enchanted Gold Embossing Powder. It is really sparkly in RL and I love it! I added some gold tinted sheer ribbon that I had picked up at Pat Catan's. Pretty simple but very classic looking card I thought.
Monday, November 24, 2008
I had some leftover purple paper and orange ribbon on the top of my desk and while I was pulling out my Christmas stamps to use I decided "who says Christmas cards have to be traditional colors!" so I whipped up these too cute penguins and added some purple and orange to them and some cuttlebugged snowflake background and walah! some holiday cards to use this year! LOL!
The penguins are from TAC and I colored the hat in using my new Sakura Glaze pens! They are wonderful! I won them over at PCP and boy and I glad I had taken some time out to enter the sketch contest there LOL! Anyway enough of that - if you haven't any glaze or metallic pens from Sakura you NEED some NOW! They are fantastical and you will be seeing more of them for sure on my stuff! I used my orange Copic Marker to dab onto his feet to give a bit more color too. Isn't this Penguin adorable!?!?!?!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
See the sparkle from his sweater top and hat brim. I added some Fairy Dust glitter from Stamp La Jolla to it :) I really like the effect it gives but still am not keen on wearing it myself which always seems to happen! LOL! You can also see in this above pic that I embossed the snowflakes onto the light blue paper to bring them out more.
This is the finished card! I used my cuttlebug to eboss a scrap of white, smeared (is that the technical term?) across the top of it and then layered some cool snowflake paper I found in my scrap bin to build the card. I added a couple of the silver stick on snowflakes I had left and there you go! Another cute penguin card to use!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Some more of my SBS sisters sent me some birthday cards that I wanted to share with you all! My apologies for not acknowledging sooner but they have been hanging on my wall for me to look at LOL! The one above all sparkly and cute is from Julie. It is a square card and so pretty! I love the gold and how you used the cuttlebugged piece with it! Thank you!
Jenn R made me this adorbale stamper girl card! Love the added flowers and the tag on top! I think this is a fun card too with the cutout part for the girl to be in and the colors green & purple!
Thanks bunches Jenn!
And my Anna :) She sent me this yummy cake card and a box of goodies too! Some of the stamps are here with it. She used Liquid Applique on the frosting part - isn't it cool how it puffs up! Makes me want to swipe my fingers through it and go YUM! he he!
Thanks you all fo remembering me on my birthday!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
This is another card I had made for my DT try out. This was the first stamp that turned me on to FireCracker Designs by Pamela and I have found SO many more that I love too since really scoping her site out LOL! Yeah I have a long wish list and she makes it nigh impossible to every fill completely as she turns out new stamp sets almost each month! LOL
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Well here I am again last minute with this before the new sketch goes up! Yeesh I need to set myself a schedule for things I do think...if only the muse would cooperate on a schedule!
Anyway this uses some new stamps from Seaside Stampin' Ink's Chix collection. I really liked this one with the bouquet of flowers and thought it would make a cute card using this weeks Techno Stamper Sketch #43.
I like this sketch and actually made a couple other cards with it but duh! I sent them out before making sure I had taken photo's of them :(
Hope you enjoy the card and thanks for stopping by!