Monday, November 30, 2009

JustRite Christmas

Hi All,

I pulled out my JustRite stamps for this Christmas goodie.
The card base is Whisper White, then a layer of Garden Green, punched with a Martha Stewart edge punch. At the top, there are rhinestones I got from Michael's.
The next layer is a piece of the Christmas Cocoa DSP pack, and a piece of Whisper White embossed with the Snowflakes Cuttlebug folder.
I wrapped some Gina K Polka Dot Ribbon around that layer.

For the 3 circles, I used JustRite's Merry Little Christmas Borders & Centers. I stamped them several times on Gina K Luxury White CS in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and coloured with Prismacolour markers. I layered them so they would pop out. On the Santa hat, I used Ivory Flower Soft, and on the bells, I used some gold glitter. On the sentiment circle, I added some sparkle with my Sakura Gelly roll pen on the candies (hard to see in the pic).
Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Double Trouble

Hi All,

A lady at work asked me to make her a card to give to someone that just had twins - 1 of each gender. She said she couldn't find any cards that had pink and blue on them. So, here goes...

The card base is Whisper White, then a layer of Chocolate Chip, then another layer of Whisper White, embossed with the Bloom Dots Cuttlebug folder.

Next, I tied some wide White Organdy Ribbon around the whole base. I also added 2 custom-made brads to the right-hand side. I used the Pewter Build-A-Brad to make those. I punched 2 of the 1/2" circles out of DSP, and I stamped the boat and the flower from SU's By Ones & By Twos set on those circles. I coloured them in with markers, then put the brads together.

For the main panel, I used Gina K Luxury White CS, I stamped the babies from TGF's Oh Baby set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and coloured them with Copic markers. The sentiment is from the same stamp set.
I layered that onto Choolate Chip CS, and then I split the next layer in half - the pink half is the Walk In The Park DSP, and the blue half is the Handdrawn DSP.

I also decorated the inside using some Chocolate Chip CS, some white CS, and a Martha Stewart corner punch (you can see it a little bit in the first picture).
Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!

Razzleberry Dasher - Stamp Camp Card 4

Hi All,
This is the final card I am posting from my November Stamp Camp. It uses the beloved Dasher stamp from the "Under $12" page at the back of the catty.

I used a Sponge Dauber to add Frost White Shimmer Paint to the stamp, and stamped it onto Rich Razzleberry CS. That was matted onto Whisper White, then onto Basic Gray CS.

The card base is Basic Gray, followed by a layer of Whisper White, and a layer of Rich Razzleberry that was embossed with the Finial Press embossing folder.

The strip at the bottom is a piece of Basic Grat DSP, sponged with Rich Razzleberry ink, and matted onto a piece of Basic Gray CS. The sentiment is from the set Happy Everything. I stamped Happy in Versamark and embossed with white EP. Next, I stamped Holidays in Rich Razzleberry ink onto a white scrap and punched it out with the Word Window punch, and adhered it below the Happy.

Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Pocket Silhouettes - Stamp Camp Card 3

Hi All,

I am posting another card from my November Stamp Camp! It uses the much loved Pocket Silhouettes stamp set - I love these four images.

Card base is Sage Shadow, followed by a layer of Chocolate Chip, then a layer of To The Nines DSP.

I used my Scallop Square punch to punch 4 squares out of Sage Shadow CS, and I sponged them with Chocolate Chip ink.

I punched 4 circles out of Chocolate Chip CS using my 1 3/8" Circle punch. I stamped the 4 silhouettes in Sage Shadow and Chocolate Chip ink on White CS, and punched them out with the 1 1/4" Circle punch. I also sponged those with their corresponding colours.

At the bottom, I stamped the sentiment from Wonderful Words in Chocolate Chip.

Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Bella Toile - Stamp Camp Card 2

Hi All,

This is another card we made at my November Stamp Camp. I think this one was my favourite - it just had a classy look about it.
I only used Very Vanilla and Basic Black - clean and simple! Card base is Vanilla, then a layer of Black CS. The front layer is Vanilla, stamped with the Bella Toile background stamp in Versamark, and embossed with black EP.

I added 2 Vanilla half-back pearls from the Pretties Kit with Glue Dots to the top right side.

I also used the wide Black Striped ribbon from SU across the bottom - I think these wide striped ribbons are the most eye-catching ones they have ever released!

I used the sentiment from Sincere Salutations in Basic Black ink, and punched it out with my Curly Label punch, and that was matted with another Curly Label Punch out of Black CS.

That's the whole story, and I think it came out as an effective card!

Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Digi Scrap Page - Friend's Birthday

Hi All,
I thought I would post a page I was playing around with in SU's My Digital Studio software. Did you know that you can use digital images and papers from other companies in the software??? It is so versatile. As long as the files you are using are .png or .jpg, the software will accept it.

The kit I used here is called Reflections, which I got from Digichick. It has lots of fun elements, including disco balls, strings, and other fun stuff.

As you can probably tell, we were going out to a night club for some dancing and fun. Boy, did our feet hurt by the end of the night! (That's me, second from the right).

Anyway, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Let It Snow - Stamp Camp Card 1

Hi All,

Well, I thought I would post the first card we will be doing at my November Stamp Camp.

This card is actually a CASE of the one from the catalogue (I switched some of the papers, though). It uses the Big on Christmas stamp set - stamped in Basic Black ink onto Kraft CS. The 2 left corners were punched with the Corner Rounder. I watercoloured some shadow underneath with my Neutral Watercolour Wonder Cayons and my Aqua Painter. I stamped the snowman on a piece of white CS, coloured him with markers, cut him out, and mounted him with Dimensionals.
At the bottom of the Kraft piece, there is a piece of Real Red CS punched with the Scallop Edge punch.
The card base is Night of Navy CS, and I rolled the Jolly Wheel across the middle in Night of Navy ink (it's hard to see in the pic). Then, there is a strip of Old Olive CS, and at the bottom is a piece of DSP from the Christmas Cocoa pack (in the mini catty).
Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Free Digi Download

Hi All,

I found these beautiful snowflakes that Emily Giovanni is giving away! Go to her blog Stamping and Stuff, and she will tell you how you can download these digital Glitter Snowflakes for free!

Farm Fresh Friday - Sketch 11

Hi All,

I am participating again in this week's Farm Fresh Friday challenge, which you can find HERE at the Greeting Farm blog. I decided to use a digi image by Marina called Mistletoe Kiss. These 2 skunks are adorable!

I coloured them with copic markers, matted them with Baja Breeze CS, and added twinkle brads from Close To My Heart to the top right corner. They are really pretty and sparkly!

Underneath the skunks, there is white Liquid Applique with glitter to look like snow. I also added some Burgundy Stickles to the holly berries.

I used my Coluzzle to cut out the white circle, and embossed it with my Big Shot and Snowflakes Cuttlebug folder. I went over the raised parts and the egdes with Baja Breeze ink.

The 2 DSP sheets on the bottom are also from TGF - called Merry Merry. Those layers are also matted with Baja Breeze CS, and each piece has Liquid Applique and the bottom.

Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Card Patterns Sketch 41

Hi All,

Well, I wanted to make a card with the great sketch over on the Card Patterns blog HERE. I thought the diamond shapes looked neat, so it was a great opportunity to make yet another Christmas card!

For my creation, I wanted to pull out some of the new stuff I got from Close To My Heart. I used the stamp set Holiday Trinkets and the paper pack Jingle (both CTMH).

I stamped the ornament in Sage Shadow ink, first stamping off onto a scrap piece, then stamping onto my white CS for a lighter ornament. Then, I stamped the snowflake decoration inside the ornament full strength. I also sponged some Sage Shadow ink aroung the outsides of the ornament. I added some white Liquid Pearls to that and cut the ornament out. (ends up being mounted with Dimensionals)
I used my Label 1 Nestabilities to cut out the middle diamond shapes, and I will be posting my tutorial in the next couple of days on how to make the mat for that thinner (the next size up in Nestie is quite a bit bigger).
On the main white panel, I stamped the snowflake from Holiday Trinkets in Blue Bayou ink (first stamping off to get a lighter image), and added some blue Liquid Pearls to the centres. I stamped the ornament string in Sahara Sand ink. I added some sponging around the edges of that piece. I matted that on a slightly larger piece of Blue Bayou CS, which was distressed with my Distressing Tool from SU.
The 2 diamonds on either side are 2 1/4" squares of the Jingle DSP, as well as the red strip across the top. That strip was paper pierced with my piercer and Mat Pack, and it was also distressed.

The white card base was punched with the Martha Stewart edge punch (the icicle one), then a piece of green CS was layered underneath.

The ribbon is Rocket Red Polka Dot from Gina K (she sells smaller ribbon bundles for less money, so you are more likely to use it all!) - check HERE. I made that bow using the Bow Easy (which I also bought from Gina K HERE). If you need help on how to use it, I used the tutorial HERE. This tool is amazing! Perfect bows every time.
Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Friends Forever?

Hi All,

I made this card using the adorable Charlotte stamp from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps. For some reason, I am really drawn to these ladies!

Once again, my colours were inspired by my DSP - Rockabilly. I am loving that pack lately, and I wish I had purchased an extra pack before it retired.

The card base is Whisper White, with a layer of Ridinghood Red, and a layer of DSP (the black one with the glossy cherries is so delicious).

The next layer is a piece of DSP layered with a piece of Kiwi Kiss CS, and they were cut from SU's Top Note die and my Big Shot. There was a piece of Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon tied around at this point.

The main image panel was Neeah Solar White CS, cut out with Label Nestabilities, and that was layered onto a piece of Ridinghood Red CS. I found online somewhere how to make a thinner border for the Label Nesties (like the red one here), but I don't remember where. So, I will make a tutorial for it, and maybe someone can tell me who posted it originally, so I can give credit.

So, I stamped Charlotte in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and coloured her with Copic markers. I sponged a bit of Kiwi Kiss ink around her as well, for some extra interest. I also added some Crystal Effects to the dolls' eyes to make them pop.
I added some black brads to the outside of the 2 die-cut layers as well. The sentiment is a Rub-On from SU's Chit Chat pack. I thought it was fitting, because it looks like Charlotte is not letting those dolls go for anything!
Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Blog Candy Alert!

Over on the Passion For Crafts blog, there is a chance to win some blog candy! Head on over and see how you can enter!

Good luck!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are

Hi All,

OK, I lied. I am going to post one card today, finish my vacation, and continue posting after that. : )

This card participates in 2 challenges in the internet world. The first challenge is called Where The Wild Things Are. It is posted over at the Greeting Farm, and they are challenging everyone to use images created by Marina Neira. The challenge is to create a "Wildlife" themed card using one of her animals. Lo and behold, I just got 3 of said images in the mail, so I obviously had to make a card.

The second challenge is the sketch for this week from the Card Patterns blog.

So, here is my card:
I decided to go with this wacky monkey called Marlene Monkey. She is just adorable! I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and coloured her in with my Copic markers onto Neenah Solar White CS. I sponged Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss ink around that piece, and matted it with some Basic Gray.

I used 2 pieces of DSP from the Urban Garden pack (retired SU), and matted them with Basic Gray also. The piece of Kiwi Kiss in the top left corner was run through my Big Shot with my Cuttlebug Floral Screen embossing folder. This piece and the 2 DSP pieces were sponged with Night of Navy ink.

On the bottom panel, I cut out 2 of the leaves sizzlets in Kiwi Kiss CS, and stuck them on with my 2-Way Glue Pen. I tied a piece of Baja Breeze ribbon in a knot, and added 3 Baja Breeze buttons tied with Linen Thread to the bottom.

I stamped the sentiment using the Simple Serifs Mini Alphabet from SU in Basic Gray ink, and punching it out with the Modern Label punch.

Check out the challenges and have fun!
Hope you enjyed, and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

On Vacay...

Hi All,

I just thought I would update you - I have been visiting family in the Cayman Islands for the past 5 days, so I have not been able to post. I am hoping to get back to it in about a week, or so. Plus, I have been surfing a bit, and it looks like there are some interesting challenges to play along with. Thanks for your patience!


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Mojo Monday 111 - Verve!

Hi All,

There is a great sketch over on the Mojo Monday blog for this week.

Well, this isn't my usual colour scheme, but I went with it, so I could dedicate this card to this gorgeous Heidi Grace DSP. It is flocked too, and a bit shimmery...yummy!

Well, my card base is Whisper White, then a layer of Chocolate Chip, then the Whisper White/Heidi Grace DSP layer. I wrapped some Chocolate Chip Satin ribbon around that, and added some pearl stickers (brand is called Recollections).

The main panel is Whisper White, layered with Chocolate Chip. I stamped stems from Budding Blossoms in black and Mellow Moss ink. I stamped flowers from the same set onto a scrap piece of white PTI CS and coloured with Copic markers. I cut those out, and mounted them with Dimensionals.

I stamped the swan from Swan Song on white CS, flocked it with white Fun Flock, cut it out, and mounted it on Dimensionals.

For the swan on the left, I stamped that on white CS, coloured with Copics, cut out, flocked it, and mounted that with Dimensionals on a 1 3/8" Chocolate Chip circle. That circle was sponged around the edge with white Craft ink also.

The sentiment says "Perfect Pair", and it is a rub-on from SU's Chit Chat pack.

Swing over to the Mojo Monday blog to participate or to check out the submissions!

Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Glitter Stamping

Hi All,

I had a Martha Stewart craving yesterday, so I decided to try out her glitter stamping technique - this would be my first time : )

Here are my supplies:

My cardstock, my acrylic stamp (from Inkadinkado), Martha's glue pad,and Martha's glitter. She has so many great clours of glitter, it is like a kid being in a candy store.

So, you take your stamp, cover it in the glue, and stamp it onto the paper.

Next, you dump your glitter all over it - pretty easy so far.

Finally, shake off the excess glitter, and funnel it back into the container.

Now, you can use that to decorate your project! I used a card:

I embossed the background of the Vanilla CS with a Cuttlebug folder, and I punched my black piece with a Martha Stewart edge punch.

This was a really easy technique, and I`ll definitely by using it again!

Hope you like my project and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

What is she up to?

Hi All,

When I see this little trouble maker from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps, I think "what is she up to?". Her name is Lillith and she looks like she is scheming something. It looks like her and that frog are in cahoots (is that how you spell that?).

I started off with a Bashful Blue base, then a Real Red layer, then a Whisper White layer, then a layer from the Washington Apple DSP pack from SU. I punched alternating layers with the ticket corner punch as well.

The horizontal layer is real red, and layered with the reverse side of that DSP - yellow. The red piece was punched with an EK Success edge punch. I wrapped SU's Red Gingham ribbon around that, and added 3 brads on the right side - they are from Close To My Heart.

There are 2 photo corners up top, using SU's Photo Corner Punch. On the horizontal panel and the photo corners, I added some faux stitching.

The sentiment is from Verve - the set is called Asian Flair. I thought it was fitting because she looks like she is creating something naughty in her mind. That was layered with a piece of Real Red CS.

Lillith was stamped onto PTI white CS, coloured with Copic markers, and cut out with Label Nestabilities (can't remember which number). I then sponged some So Saffrom ink around her, just to frame the image a bit.

I just love how sassy she is!

By the way, Kimmie has just released a few new characters, so head on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps store to see them - my favourite are these Moonlight Whispers charachters.
Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!