Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
I love treats so this is my little blurb to advertise her blog.
What are you thankful for? I am thankful for my son mostly, he is the light of my life & keeps me going even when things are rough. Secondly, I am thankful for my Mom! She has sacrificed A LOT for me and Jordan. Thirdly I am thankful for the rest of my family (aunts, uncles & cousins) without them, family wouldn't be the same. Fourth, I am thankful for my friends that put up with me!!
Monday, November 17, 2008
I started by stamping the "grass" with VERSAMARK onto TANGERINE TANGO cardstock. On WHISPER WHITE cardstock I stamped the flower image by adding TANGERINE TANGO CLASSIC INK to the flower stamp, then added OLD OLIVE with a STAMPIN' WRITE MARKER to the stems and leaves and CHOCOLATE CHIP with a STAMPIN' WRITE MARKER to the "thistle" of the flower. I layered this onto CHOCOLATE CHIP cardstock. Then I added a strip of OLD OLIVE cardstock with "Thinking of You" from WARM REGARDS stamp set in CHOCOLATE CHIP CLASSIC INK PAD. With OLD OLIVE cardstock I punch a ROUND TAB PUNCH and attached to the flower. I punched a 1/4" CIRCLE PUNCH and added a little 1/2" PUMPKIN PIE STRIPED GROSGRAIN RIBBON. This is all layered on a 1/4 sheet of CHOCOLATE CHIP cardstock. The card opens with the TANGERINE TANGO cardstock on the right side.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
SPECIAL CARD GIFT PACK
My Aunt asked me to make a gift pack of a dozen Christmas cards for a family friend. So, I thought I would make 6 designs (2 of each) and use the designs for the few week s of my Lunchtime Card Classes at work.
FIRST CARD: No-Frills Cardinal
The stamp set is called A CARDINAL CHRISTMAS and is in the SU Mini Catalog. The MERRY CHRISTMAS sentiment is also from that stamp set. I used RED RIDING HOOD RED cardstock and ink along with WHISPER WHITE card stock. I used the TAG CORNER PUNCH. I added a little knot made from RIDING HOOD RED TAFFETA RIBBON. In my class they will be making this card along with a Candle that is similar to an earlier post.
SECOND CARD: Navy Snowman
Barb loves snowmen so I used the snowman & sentiment from WISHING YOU CHEER. First the snowman is stamped with BASIC BLACK CLASSIC INK PAD, colored with SU STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERS (NIGHT OF NAVY, BROCADE BLUE, ROSE RED, ALWAYS ARTICHOKE, & PUMPKIN PIE). I also used the SNOW JUMBO WHEEL that is stamped in NIGHT OF NAVY CLASSIC INK onto BROCADE BLUE card stock. The base of the card is NIGHT OF NAVY cardstock, which is also utilized behind the snowman & also on the 1/2 front of the card there is a piece attached that has been punched with the SCALLOP EDGE PUNCH. The snowman had to sparkle so he is coated with DAZZLING DIAMONDS.
THIRD CARD: Poinsettia Kisses
I started by stamping two of the flowers from DOODLE THIS stamp set with WHISPER WHITE CRAFT INK onto RIDING HOOD RED cardstock and applying WINTER WHITE emboss powder. The I then cut them out & put them together using a RHINESTONE BRAD. Next I cut KIWI KISS card stock & stamped the sentiment from the hostess set BEST YET in CHOCOLATE CHIP CLASSIC INK. Then I attached a piece of CHOCOLATE CHIP card stock that I punched with the SCALLOP EDGE PUNCH. Next I tied a knot into the new KIWI KISS/VERY VANILLA SATIN RIBBON. This ribbon is GREAT!! It is heavy but is so SOFT and easy to work with. I attached this to have 1/2 sheet of WHISPER WHITE card stock. Then attached the "poinsettia" to the card with a POP UP GLUE DOT.
FOURTH CARD: RUDOLPH
Can't have Christmas without Rudolph!! The base of the card is REAL RED card stock. Then I layered a piece of SUMMER PICNIC DSP onto WHISPER WHITE cardstock with RED GINGHAM RIBBON wrapped around & tied into a knot. "MERRY CHRISTMAS" (from HOLIDAYS & WISHES stamp set) is stamped in REAL RED CLASSIC INK. Next I SCALLOP PUNCHed GARDEN GREEN cardstock. Layered a REAL RED cardstock punched with the 1-3/8" Circle Punch. Finally stamped the reindeer from the hostess set DEER FRIENDS with CHOCOLATE CHIP CLASSIC INK and punched out with the 1-1/4" Circle punch, attached to the layered REAL RED circle. Then made Rudolph's nose red with the Rose FINE COSMO glitter.
FIFTH CARD - Warm Copper Wishes
I saw this card on Splitcoast but it was done with Gold. I didn't think I had any gold paper (which I found out I was wrong after I was done) so I used Copper. I know that this is retired from the SU catalog but I still like it & it is pretty close to gold. I stamped the snowflakes from SNOWBURST in Copper Encore Ink onto WHISPER WHITE card stock and then I used IRIDESCENT ICE emboss powder to add a little extra sparkle. These strips are layered on top of BRUSHED COPPER card stock which is on VERY VANILLA cardstock. The "Warm Wishes" comes from HUGS & WISHES which is also stamped with the COPPER ENCORE INK PAD and embossed with IRIDESCENT ICE emboss powder. Then a little VERY VANILLA 1/4" GROSGRAIN RIBBON.
LAST BUT NO LEAST the SIXTH CARD: Santa on Santa
Started with REAL RED card stock. Cut a 2" strip of WHISPER WHITE cardstock and tore down each side so that is looks like the fur on Santa's coat. Santa's belt (at the bottom of the card) is a small strip of BASIC BLACK cardstock & slid onto a pop-can top used as the buckle. The stamped Santa from JOLLIEST TIME OF THE YEAR with BASIC BLACK CLASSIC INK PAD onto WHISPER WHITE cardstock. I colored Santa with SU STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERS (BLUSH BLOSSOM, REAL RED, BASIC BLACK & GOING GREY). I used a SPONGE DAUBER with BASHFUL BLUE CLASSIC INK to highlight Santa. This is layered onto BASIC BLACK card stock.
I hope you like the Card Set that I created. Let me know if you have any questions or if you'd like to place an order or host a workshop to earn some of these hostess sets!!
Thanks for looking!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Watercolor crayons and an Aqua Painter. Then we cut them out with Paper Snips & attached them to the Ruby Red Cardstock.
I really like how it turned out. Thanks for looking!