Thursday, December 24, 2009
I hope you and yours have a Wonderful Holiday Season!!!
See Ya Next Year :o)
Holiday Hearts and Hugs
Friday, December 18, 2009
I've used the sweet image BFF'S from the WinterWonderland Collection designed by Victoria Case for SCACD, colored with my Prisma Color Pencils.
I've used sequins to embellish my card, it's not often I pull out those 'old timers'! *LOL* I put Kaisecraft Rhinestones in the centers. The fun background paper with pine trees is from the BasicGrey pad Eskimo Kisses, right now on sale at Susana's! The sentiment is in Norwegian and says Merry Christmas.
If you like the stamps (and other fun stuff) from Susana's shop SCACD, you should know that it's closed from December 23rd thru January 1st 2010. On the 2nd you can put thingies in the carts again. You can go window shopping during the Holidays, there's just no carts to put items in.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Lockhart Stamp "IB Mittens" and inside the shaker box I added MS snow glitter & some blue tinsel glitter as well. I used my nestability shapes to create the circles and a cuttlebug embossing folder for the background. The SU sweet treat cups come in packs of 12 & already have adhesive on them--just peel the paper layer off & adhere!
Lockhart Stamp "Daisy Cupcake" and I added yellow & pink Doodlebug glitter to the shaker tag! Some stickles on the cupcake and my Swiss Dots CB embossing folder! I purposefully left off sentiments from these cards so they could be used for many occasions.
Lockhart Stamp "IB Cape Cod House"--perfect for a new neighbor, new home or just a hello card. I added some fun green MS microbeads to the shaker tag and used my Textile Texture CB folder for the background. I love that lil' mini house and I added some stickles to the house & around the circle!! These Itty Bitty stamps are so fun to use & quick and easy to color up!
Now, on to the card. I have wanted to make one of these cards with the drawers. This particular card has 4 drawers with an Easel card on top. I paper pieced the image and colored her hair and skin with Copics. The orange spray is one I picked up at Hobby Lobby.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Birthday card
Stamp With Fun - Little Presents
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Sew Beady - use beads somewhere
Daring Cardmakers - Going Dotty
I love these little Petaloo flowers. They can be used in so many ways.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
HERE--they're easy to alter and make fun gift holders for gift cards, candy, jewelry & lots of other things! I just covered it with papers to match--attached with my Scor-Tape and added another layered snowflake. Inside it holds a Gift Card to Target (my daughter's card will be to Aeropostale and Borders though--but she was around so I had to use a different gift card, hee hee)! A perfect gift set for a teen! I love to alter images to make them fit different occasions--stretches your dollars and makes your stamps super versatile!
Now make sure & scroll down to see the rest of the DT's Blinged Out Projects--they're sure to sparkle & shine!
And a Happy Holidays to you & yours--hope it's everything you want it to be now & in the New Year!
Suzanne asked us to use bling on our creations this week - like that was a challenge hee heee! i am ALWAYS up for some bling! my bling of choice for this round is Creative Inspirations paints created by my friend Molly. i helped her out with the initial testing and fell IN LOVE WITH THEM!
as soon as i saw the Atlantia stamp by Elisabeth Bell i knew i wanted to try this technique with her. i began by putting the card base together using the gorgeous Basic Grey Wisteria papers.
It's time for another TIOT before we go on a small X-mas break. This time Suzanne wants us to "bling it". Well - I wanted to try something new - so I decided to colour 2 Turtle Doves with my copics and create a gift tag of this cute image. Then I added 3d gloss around on the heart and sprinkled tons of glitter (yes - I'm covered in it as well :-). Let it dry for a little bit and then I added the 3d gloss all over the girl. Waited again and then a third layer of 3d gloss.
I then put the image in my freezer for a couple of hours. When it was cold enough - I folded the heart in different ways to create cracks. I wanted this to look like a heart of glass with a few cracks ;-)
Now - the only problem with this - is to get a nice picture of it without having the flash reflection in the image. Well - that was not so easy. Anyway - I took two pictures - one with flash and the other one without. I do hope you can see the bling :-)
Hope you like it and I do hope that my niece - who will receive this gift tag on one of her X-mas gifts - will like it as well.
Also - make sure that you receive what you want from Santa and place your order this week. Susana is going to take a well deserved small holiday break between Dec 23rd - Jan 1st. So just to make sure that you get what you want - pop over and place your order now!
Kram and I hope to hear from you - even if I know that you all are superbusy with the last minute preparations for the holidays.
I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on PTI white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. After she was colored up, I cut her out with Long Rectangle Nesties, layered, and put together the mats. The rest is all patterned paper and bling (and patterned paper with bling!) I used some metallic gold Robin's Nest Dew Drops/Tear Drops on the corners, they are perfect with these colors and papers. She is FABULOUS, another gorgeous girl from the minds of Elisabeth and Susana!
Oh, and don't forget, selected Spellbinders are on sale over at her shop in the Specials section - great deals to be had and once they are gone, they are gone so get yours!
- card size: 4 1/2 x 4 1/2
- stamps: Belle,
- paper: some from my stash
- ink: Memento Tuxedo Black,
- others: copics, apricot shimmerz, vanilla shimmer and gold glow smooch spritz, CM cutting system, stardust pens, copic glitter pens, stickles,Christmas tree tear drops, glue dots,
Martha Stewart punch,
This time of the year always brings thoughts of the Nutcracker Suite and I thought I'd do Belle up in a soft colors and make her pop with this gorgeous paper from DCWV. She's colored with copics and I added some silver rhinestones to the corner of her frame and just let her sweet self stand out.
Don't they have the most gorgeous faces? You could just color them over and over.
So make sure you head on over to Follow Your Heart and see what my of so talented designing friends have come up with for your viewing pleasure! And remember, blinging it up always makes things better!
Belle from the Hearts and Hugs Collection from Victoria Case for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design, Stickles, copics, Dress It Up paper pack from DCWV, ribbon, hatpin, silver rhinestones, Diamond Glaze.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
My image was colored with copics (BG75,BG72,BG10/E44,E43,E42,E41/YG25,YG67,G20) and then I added some stickles to the flowers and diamond glaze to the watering can. That pretty border was done with a brand NEW MS deep border punch called "floral vine" (LOVE IT, like the larger border size), wrapped with matching PTI ribbon & added some pearls to the corners. (the bow was made with my fave Bow Easy tool)
HERE on SCS! The scrolls are from one of my fave punches that you can buy HERE.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Hi there! A new Tuesday and a new challenge for the SCACD DT members, today we were to make a card using some kind of fancy folding! I went searching on the net and found a tutorial for this fun card, click here to see it.
I stamped the wonderful shopping girl Fashionista from the Sampler Edition #2 by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD, colored with Prismacolor pencils.
Other things I've used are Spellbinder Nestabilities, Kaisercraft Rhinestones, Prima Jewellery, Petaloo Flower, leaf punch and ribbon.
If you're looking for nice offers you should check out the Specials section of Susana's shop!
Right now you can find selected Spellbinders on sale!
There's also always lots of new fun stuff to find at the shop, check out these fabulous Bella Baubles mixes! Perfect embellies for any project!
In the video tutorial she says to score at 3", but I found that the square will be slightly off center if I do that, so I scored at 3 1/4", and then it looks OK! I made a scoring template if you like to try to make this fun card. You should watch the video first, then you'll understand my template better...
(Just a short note before you start, the size of the paper is 11" x 11")
For my card, I chose to create an easel card. My super talented friend, Barbara, has been making some stunning creations using this fold (if you are not familiar with her blog, you really need to check out her beautiful creations), and I have been wanting to give it a try. When this challenge was issued, I thought...now is the perfect time to do it, and here it is.
The card stock is by DCWV and all the patterned papers are by Heidi Grace. I found this yummy paper at Tuesday Morning and have been saving it for the perfect image. As soon as I saw the lovely Cherry Blossom by Elisabeth Bell for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design, I knew it was time to pull out those beautiful papers. I colored Ms. Blossom with Prismacolor markers and added some Diamond Glaze and Stickles for a bit of pizzazz. She was cut out with my large classic oval nesties and adhered to the matching scallop nesties. A bit of Offray ribbon was added, along with some Kaisercraft pearls, Spare Parts blossoms, and a decorative button. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and is stamped using SU's Close to Cocoa ink. Voila...the card is complete! In all honesty, I thought this card would take forever to make. To my wonderful surprise, it came together VERY quickly!!! In fact, I think I am addicted:o) You just may be seeing more of these cards...hope you don't get sick of 'em!
Well that about does it for me!!! I hope your Tuesday is incredible and filled with loads of blessings!!! Thank you for dropping bu for a bit. It means a great deal to me that you take the time out of your very busy day to stop by and take a peek!! Don't forget to stop by SCACD and check out ALL the AMAZING SPECIALS she has going on at the moment!!! Believe me, you will not be disappointed; and the savings are so exceptional, you can load up your shopping cart with goodies absolutely guilt free!!! Have a great one, my friends!!!
Also - I do hope that you have not missed the SPECIALS that Susana has put together for you. I'm sure you will need something (you can always wrap it and say that it's to you from your secret Santa...hihi.....)
Is there anything cuter than a little girl at Christmas time with some books? I absolutely adore Daisy from the Sampler 2 from Elisabeth Bell for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design and have been waiting for the perfect time to color her up. Suzanne, our oh so talented Design Team leader challenged us to create a card with folds and I decided to do a gate card. It's simple, but I love how you can decorate the sides and use ribbon and flowers. And the way it opens is fabulous!
Make sure to stop over to Susana's Custom Art and Card Design as she's got some great new products and deals going on. A selected few of her Shapeabilities are on sale so go on over and get a deal on some of them.
You know how I love these sweet faces! I just couldn't resist putting this one on a cute Christmas top with some green bows in her hair. Nothing makes me as happy as coloring up an Elisabeth Bell creation!
I love the look of the gate card and you can do anything with them that you want!
Make sure to stop by Follow Your Heart and see what my other Design Team commrades have come up with for you. They never let you down!
Daisy from Elisabeth Bell for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design, Peppermint Forest paper stack from DCWV, Stickles, Smooch, cuttlebug embossing folders, Prima Flowers,
Rhinestones, nestabilities, Diamond Glaze