Sunday, November 28, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Here is another card you have the option to make in the create your own stamp-a-stack I'm holding next Sunday, December 5. It was so simple to make! I just used the snowflake sizzlit diecut to make plenty of snowflakes. I arranged them to look like snow falling from the sky - notice the smaller ones at the top and the larger ones at the bottom. I colored the snowman image from the Tags 'Til Christmas with Marina Mist and punched it out with the 1 3/4" circle punch. I added a bit of glitter where the tag part is supposed to go (make sure you do NOT color the to/from part!). Next, I stamped Merry Christmas in Whisper White and embossed it with Irridescent Ice. For a final touch of glimmer, I put dabs of Crystal Effects in the middle of snowflakes and poured chunky light blue glitter all over it. Sparkly and sweet!
Stamps: Tags 'Til Christmas
Ink: Marina Mist, Whisper White
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Accessories: Snowflake die sizzlit, 1 3/4" circle punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Irridescent Ice EP, Chunky blue glitter, crystal effects
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Stamps: Medallion Background stamp, Snow Swirled
Ink: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon, 1 3/4" circle punch, stampin' dimensionals, pearl
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
I used a 6X6 basic black background and a photo mat using the Newsprint DSP. The pleated trim was made using a 3/4" X 8 1/2" strip of real red. I scallop punch the edge and then crunched it up. Next I used my distressing tool to peel apart the layers and then pleated it. Finally, I layered Vintage lace to cover the seam between the two layers.
For Santa, I stamped the Santa face from the Jolly Old St. Nick stamp with StazOn ink on Very Vanilla. I used my markers to color directly on the image. I used Sahara Sand to highlight the shadows of the beard and Real Red to color his lips. I colored his face with Blush Blossom and highlighted his cheeks with Blushing Bride. As a glimmering finish, I put Dazzling Diamonds on the white trim of his hat and chunky red glitter for the main part of his hat. I find that if I use Crystal Effects to put the chunky glitter on, it stays much better.
Stamps: Jolly Old St. Nick
Ink: Black StazOn, Charcoal (from Distressing kit)
Paper: Newsprint DSP, Basic Black, Real Red, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Stampin' Write markers, Dazzling Diamonds, Chunky Essentials red glitter, Distressing Kit, Victoria Crochet Trim
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Stamps: Cute Christmas
Ink: Basic Black, Garden Green, Baja Breeze, Real Red
Paper: Candy Cane Christmas DSP, Real Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Accessories: Candy Cane Christmas fabric, Candy Cane Designer Buttons, Glimmer brads, hemp
Monday, November 15, 2010
I recently saw a similar card to this in Early Espresso and Old Olive on the Chic 'N Scratch website. I loved the simple layout and design, but when I made it, it was just a little too plain.....so, all my glitteriffic friends out there know that just a smidgen of glitter makes all cards better!
Therefore, out came the crystal effects and the silver glass glitter and the card was perfected! Nice and simple!
Stamps: Tags 'Til Christmas
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede
Paper: Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Deck the Halls DSP
Accessories: Sponge Daubers, Decorative Label punch, crystal effects, silver glass glitter
Friday, November 12, 2010
Crop Suey ! With a great November challenge and a Hippity Hop Blog Hop going on right now.
Anyway, tonight I finished everything except the journaling (again....). I had 5 of my gals come over and make Christmas cards tonight, so between all of the card making and chatting, I put the lamb together and finished up this layout.
The color combo is Wild Wasabi and Melon Mambo. I took some white pearl acrylic paint and melon mambo ink refill to dry brush the edges. The letters are all stickers - I'm a sucker for cute letters! The lamb and the layout design are both inspired by Andrea Walford.
Friday, November 5, 2010
This card is much prettier than what it looks like scanned! It is simple and snazzy, as Kimberly Joy, from whom I cased says. It is the Northern Flurry embossing folder with snowflakes dabbed with Versamark.I put Heat and Stick powder on, heated it up to make it sticky and sprinkled some irridescent chunky glitter on top. The greeting is from Peaceful Season - I stamped it with Silver Encore ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. While the Silver ink is no longer sold by SU, you could just as easily stamp in VersaMark and emboss with silver powder.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Here is the card sketch from 10/14 at Sassy 'Lil Sketches. I decided to cut off the edge of my card and put some DP on the inside of the card so it peeks out from below the scalloped edge. I originally sponged the edges in Baja Breeze, but I decided I liked the contrast of Riding Hood Red. I used the Peace on Earth stamp set from the mini and the leaf from the bird punch so the dove had somewhere to land. I just used a few little red rhinestones from Kaisercraft to create some berries. Another simple Christmas card. I can't decide if I'll use it for the stamp-a-stack. What do you think?
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Yes, I know....I'm always scrapbooking pages out of season! My opinion is...as long as I'm getting pages done, I don't care what season they are in! Sooooo......here's my latest page. An Easter page inspired by Andrea Walford and Sophia Landry's scrapbook class. I love the diagonal layout for this. It is reminiscent of a movie reel! I have left the journaling open for now - I will add that later.
I used Pretty in Pink and Melon Mambo for the accent ink. The DSP is all leftover Spring paper from the spring mini catalogue earlier this year. I only liked it at first, but then when I started playing with it, I fell in love with it! I just adore the color combos for Easter pages! The stamp set is Eggcoutrements. The chipboard letters are sponged with Melon Mambo ink and then spritzed with Gold Smooch Spritz.
Monday, November 1, 2010
Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Many Little Messages
Ink: Garden Green, Pear Pizzaz
Paper: Whisper White