Thursday, November 29, 2007
Hi! Finally a snowy card to show you since we STILL have snow on the roofs, not much, but it's still there. We should have put our outside Christmas decorations up last weekend, but we didn't, so it will probably be REALLY cold and snowing this weekend. Oh well..... This card I did for a challenge on Card Studio Designs, http://cardstudiodesigns.com/. If you haven't visited this site and you like to make cards, you should go check them out. Anyway about the card, I have been seeing the Elzybells stamps on other stampers' blogs and everytime I would go to the Elzybells site to look at them, I would just ooooo and aaahhhh over them. So I finally broke down and ordered some. They are soooooooo cute and great quality. You can see them at http://www.elzybellsna.typepad.com/. They have such sweet sentiments. Okay, so the challenge was to use paint, so I swiped two lines of paint on my patterned paper and stamped the sentiment on the white paint. The background paper doesn't really have snowflakes on it, I stamped those with Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue ink (which by the way is my favorite color for stamping snowflakes). The angel I stamped with Versafine black ink and colored her with prismacolor pencils then blended with mineral spirits. I used stickles on the snowflakes by the angel, ultrafine glitter on her wings and hero arts gems on her dress. I punched her out with my Marvy scallop punch and mounted that on Bazzill Basics paper and then pop-dotted the whole thing onto the card. Thanks for looking and have a great day!!
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
For this card, I used SEI Aunt Gertie's Garden papers and just punched some of the smaller flowers out with circle punches and pop dotted them onto the card. I used foam stamps and acrylic paint to stamp the Hi. The I put stickles in the centers of the flowers for a little bling! Quick and easy. Well, I have lots of things I WANT to get done today so wish me luck that I'll get at least some of it done! Have a great day!!
Monday, November 26, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Today's card is made using only cardstock, I've been trying to challenge myself lately to make cards using only certain things or to use something in particular. It's going pretty well and I will be sharing some of those in the near future. Anyway, I started with a craft cardstock base and added burgundy cardstock, then bazzill green cardstock. The stamp is from HeroArts and is stamped on craft cardstock which I doodled around. I inked around everything with Chestnut Roan ink and added stapled ribbon to the green and then Making Memories buttons to the bottom of the card. Another easy card! Have a great week and be sure to think about all the thing you have to be thankful for in you life!! Thanks for reading!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
This card is one of the ones that Sara, my daughter, made. I love that she just picks stuff that she loves and puts it together. She started with red Bazzill cardstock and added the Basic Grey paper. Then she colored a chipboard Maya Road flower with ink and then attached a smaller to the inside and set it with a snap. She chose the "live in the moment" vellum phrase and attached it with white square brads. I love how it turned out and it doesn't take her near about as long as it takes me to make decisions about her cards. I'm amazed at how often I learn things from my children instead of them learning from me. I am getting more used to watching them drive out of the driveway in the mornings, but it still feels VERY different! They are growing up too fast! Thanks for stopping by today!
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Good morning! It's pretty cold here today, so I'm thinking about staying in my pajamas all day. Yes, I know that's not REALLY going to happen, but it sure is nice to think about :o)
A very simple card for today. I actually stamped this a long time ago, but I'm trying to get all the pieces together. I used a cream colored card base. I think the patterened paper may be by PSX, but I'm not sure. I made the triangles on the corners just by making squares and then cutting them on the diagonal. The Hero Arts sentiment is stamped onto a pale gold (not metallic) cardstock in Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink - Burnt Sienna. Everything is inked around the edges with Colorbox Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan. The flowers are by Prima - one of the Fancy Pants collections - Dapper and the brad is from SEI. This is a really easy card to make multiples of and easy to change the colors and the sentiment. Sometimes I just like making something with fewer steps and this was definitely one of them. I hope you enjoyed it too!! Have a great day and thanks for coming by!
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Good morning! This morning was a little anxious for me because for the last 3 mornings in a row, my children have hopped in the jeep and headed off to school. It is such a weird feeling watching them drive off by themselves. I know they are very responsible kids, but that is my heart driving off..... For those of you who have experienced this, you know exactly what I'm talking about, for those of you who have yet to experience it, it's one of those, "my babies are growing up and I'm not sure I'm ready for that" moments! Very proud of them and yet not quite sure I'm willing to let go that much. I don't know if I'll remember the quote exactly, but I love the one about a parent's job is to give their children roots and wings!
Now onto the card, I just realized that if I'm going to mail out any of the Thanksgiving cards that I have made, I'd better be getting to the post office. This is one that is a little new to me as I usually make the standard size 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 card. But this one isn't and it was tons of fun to do! The finished size for this one is 3 7/8 X 9 3/8. Cream colored c/s for the base, PPs from Anna Griffin (green polka dot) and DCWV (Thanksgiving words), ribbon from American Crafts, flower from Hobby Lobby, shimmer paper from the Paper Co., stamp from Cornish Heritage farms - Kim Hughes collection "Let's get Stuffed", Marvy Uchida scallop punches (blue and pink sizes) and the pumpkin was on a roll like ribbon and I just cut one off to use it, but I don't know who makes it, sorry about that! Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Monday, November 5, 2007
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Another Thanksgiving card for today. I'm thankful today because we got our son a car to drive yesterday - actually a jeep and he is very excited about it! It's so hard to believe that he's old enough to drive, but he is!! It's hard to believe that I'm old enough for that, but I guess I am!!! Back to the card, I started with a card base of shimmer paper from the Paper Company, embossed that with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. Then I added Reminisce Autumn Afternoon Shimmer patterned paper, stamped 'happy thanksgiving' from the Hero Arts clear November set onto Bazzill Bling (bling colored) and punched that out with the Mcgill punch. The two ribbons are sheer ribbons from Offray and the beadables flower is from Sticko. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're enjoying the cards!