Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
I recently got my hands on some new Cuttlebug folders and I am loving the fleur de lis folder. So versatile and elegant! Here is a baby/wedding shower card I whipped up a couple days ago. Love how the embossing looks on the black paper, I should emboss on black more often.
I used my Silhouette to cut out the shapes and used a Melissa Frances rub-on in the center of the umbrella. Pretty easy!
I hope you are all enjoying the holidays, thanks for taking a peek. ☺
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Thanks for taking a peek! We're supposed to get more snow today, so *maybe* we'll have another snow day tomorrow...probably not...but I can dream! :)
Paper: Couture Cardstock
Stamps: Flourishes "All That Glitters"
Ink: Memento, Clearsnap
Tools: EK Success "Diamond Scallop" border punch, Spellbinders Standard & Scalloped Ovals, Cuttlebug "Textile" Embossing Folder, Ranger Glossy Accents
Ribbon: Decorative Ribbon - Hobby Lobby
Monday, December 7, 2009
I used Spellbinders Labels Five and the Fleur De Lis Pendant die along with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. I accented it with some Offray ribbon and Prima Marketing gems. All of the cardstock is from Couture Cardstock, love the bright colors!
Thanks for taking a peek, hope you're staying warm. I know I'm not, my fingers feel like frozen hotdogs as I'm typing this, eeek! Sounds like we're in for blizzard like conditions later on tonight and tomorrow as well. ick.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
I used Spellbinders Standard Circles to cut out the "globe" that I had stamped on and then I cut out a transparent piece of packaging and layered it over the globe when it was finished. You can't really see it in the photo, but it's there. I also used Spellbinders Labels Eight and Create a Flake 1. I'm glad I kept this stamp, I forsee more snowglobes in my future!
And now we're off to Hobby Lobby - I got a call that my Spellbinders Ovals came in. The kids are also picking out their annual ornament to put on the tree and we will be putting that up tonight as well. We also have a houseguest, our friend Wade Jagmin. Things are getting busy!
Hope you all have a great Thursday, and thanks for taking a peek :)
Paper: October Afternoon "Cherry Hill"
Cardstock: Couture Cardstock "Macintosh"
Tools: Spellbinders "Labels Eight, Create a Flake 1, Standard Circles", EK Success Border punch
Stamps: The Paper Studio
Glitter: Martha Stewart
Ribbon: Decorative Ribbon (HL)
Misc: gems, button, thread, pearls
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Paper: DCWV cardstock
Stamps: Papertrey Ink "Demask Designs, Mega Mixed Messages" and misc. Angel stamp
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink "Fired Brick" and Memento "Tuxedo Black"
Misc: pearls, ribbon, gold leafing pen
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Gina L said...
First off, that was super sweet of you to change the settings. I appreciate that you did that! I am thankful for the huge support system that I have in my friends and family, who have helped me through a really terrible time in my life. I don't know where I'd be without them. - Gina L (siameseplease)
Thursday, November 26, 2009
To celebrate, I'd like to offer up some blog candy! It's quite a special give-away because this is a limited time seasonal product. I'm giving away the Spellbinders S4-226 Harvest Border Petites ! Soon you won't be able to buy these, they stop selling at the end of November. Here's your chance to WIN a set, just leave me a comment telling me what you're thankful for.
On December 1st I will choose one winner at random. This is only open to US residents. Be on the lookout for more give aways coming up!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Thanks for taking a peek, and check out G45's Christmas Past!
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Friday, November 20, 2009
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Saturday, November 7, 2009
I thought about gifting it with specialty teas inside, but then realized I needed it to store some ATCs. So that's what I did :)
This wall hanging was really easy to do as well. I used chipboard shapes from 7 Gypsies and covered them with paper that I had already stitched around (also 7 Gypsies). I used some 7 Gypsies clear stamps with Distress ink to stamp over parts of the paper and also inked the edges. I used my Silhouette to cut out "is where the" and used 7 Gypsies sticker letters for the additional words. The black buckle is alsy from 7 Gypsies. I used my cropadile to cut the holes and then threaded the polkadot ribbon through.Well, TFL and hope you all have a great week!
Monday, November 2, 2009
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Monday, October 12, 2009
Here's a fall-ish card I made a while ago. I love these colors, and I'd better do some more cards with these colors soon or I'll run out of fall. Christmas will be here before I know it...sigh.
I used Papertrey Ink "Demask Designs" stamps and Sunrise Ink along with Memento ink to create the patterned paper. I love that set, it's so fun! The sentiment is also from Papertrey. I layered two punched borders (Martha Stewart "lattice) and tied some little flowers in the polka-dot ribbon to finish it off.
Thanks for looking!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Here she is getting ready to eat a fish. Yum, bronze!
Thanks for taking a peek!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Here is a card that I made with one of the new release Spellbinders dies. It's the poinsettia frame, the outside part. The image is from an Orthodox angel stamp I purchased from an online Orthodox Christian website. It's really a gorgeous stamp! I used Copics and Copic Spica pens to color it in, so it's pretty glittery.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
I loved the country feel of this Cosmo Cricket "Enchanted" paper, so I colored the roosters to compliment it.
Well thanks for taking a peek, and I promise I will try harder to be a good blogger :)
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Between classes and running around getting books, parking permits, and all that other stuff, I haven't had time this week for fun new scrappy stuff. However, today is my blog day at Scrap 'n Art, so if you want to see a quick blog post on manual photo editing (not digi), check it out!
The new issue of SNA comes out soon, you won't want to miss out. ☻
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I only have one class on M/W/F, and 3 on T/Th. I'm kind of excited :)
School is going well for the kids, they seem to be enjoying their teachers and being back with their friends. Alexis' teacher reminds me of the teacher from The Magic Schoolbus. Hehe! She kind of looks like her and is just that fun kind of teacher.
Today, I'd like to share a card with you that I made with one of the new Spellbinder Pendants, the Fleur de Lis. I used the largest pendant and the next size down in the set. I love the elegant touch that these pendants add to cards!
I hope you're all having a great week, thanks for peeking!
Paper: American Crafts Cardstock
Tools: Cuttlebug, textile embossing folder, Spellbinders Standard Circles
Stamps: Papertrey "Mega Mixed Messages"
Misc: ribbon and pearls
Monday, August 17, 2009
Here is a card that I made with the new Spellbinders Fleur de Lis pendant. I just love that set, it's so fun! You can't tell very well by the photo, but the blue pendant was covered with Glossy Accents all around the scroll work and then sprinkled with a layer of super fine glitter. It is very sparkly IRL. I'm not sure exactly where the idea for this card came from, I don't do a lot with red and blue. I do love cherries though, so I decided to coordinate with the pretty patterned paper.
It's an amazingly gorgeous August day here, it's only in the 60's so far! I have all the windows open and it's lovely. So far this day is off to a great start ☺
Saturday, August 15, 2009
The border was made with my EK Success diamond scallop punch, and the mica glitter on the tag is from Martha Stewart. The sentiment is from Papertrey's Mega Mixed Messages set.
Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
This was made with my new Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Pendant I got at HL with my 40% off coupon. I used the rest of my scrappy sale money that I got earlier in July. I've really loved playing with it!
The paper is also from my friend Alyssa, the DCWV "Be Mine" stack. I used my Cuttlebug and swirls and birds embossing folder for the pink circle behind the sentiment and the pearls are from Multicraft. This is a really simple card to put together, the hardest thing was cutting out the sentiment from the paper it was on.
Well, thanks for looking, hope you're having a great middle of the week ☺
Monday, August 10, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
On Dawy McVey's blog she had a gorgeous card using text, so that was fresh in my mind. Come to think of it, she also has been posting a wonderful pink series of cards...but I promise I didnt' copy her on that! :) Pink was just in my brain today, probably from a certain little girl that lives at my house. I didn't use any patterned paper, because I didn't have any pink paper the shade that I wanted. So I pulled out an old text stamp that I got at Goodwill this year and stamped with Versamark onto white cardstock. I embossed it with clear powder and then rubbed Angel Pink Memento ink over the top with a cloth. The end result is raised white words on a filmy pink paper. I used Rose Bud Memento ink to stamp the butterflies (Verve Stamps) onto the paper as well as the flourish at the bottom left (7 Gypsies). Where the embossing is, it resists any ink, so it creates a neat effect.
I stamped the same butterflies onto light pink cardstock and cut them out to place them over their stamped images on the card. I glittered them with Stickles and Martha Stewart white mica flakes and curled their wings out. Really this all sounds like such a process, but the card only took about 15 minutes to make because I knew what I wanted to do. And because I had twice the amount of hand stamped paper I needed, I made this card as well!
I used a pretty damask stamp from Papertrey Ink's Damask Designs and the Rose Bud ink and stamped it along the edge of the embossed paper. I loved how the white words showed through the damask!
Both of the scallops on the cards are by Spellbinders Nestabilities, and I used a Martha Stewart Lattice punch on both cards as well, and an EK Success Diamond Lace punch on the 2nd. The sentiments on both cards are from Papertrey Ink's Mega Mixed Messages. Such a versatile set!
Maybe I got pink out of my system now :) Thanks for peeking!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
I got to sell some of my excess/old scrapbooking items at the annual down town sidewalk sales this week. It's for down town stores, but my LSS is in the old down town area that's near our house and the owner rented me an 8' table for $5 to sell some stuff. I sold more than half of it, but would have loved to get rid of more! I have several friends who scrap here though, so I know I won't have a problem giving it away.
In other exciting news, my sweet cat Sophia is ready to have her kittens! I'm hoping she'll have them today, she's been nesting in a cardboard box in the basement. It's her first time, so she's a little stressed. I can't wait to see the new babies!
Today I'd like to share a card I made for a Paper piecing challenge at sb.com. It's a daily challenge, each day is different, so come on and join us sometime. It's in the cardmaking/stamping area of the forum.
I used Daisy D's paper for the paper pieced background and sewed it before adhering it to the white paper. The brown piece of paper was embossed with my Textile Cuttlebug folder and inked slightly. The gold sentiment was made with a corner punch from MultiCraft and inked. The sentiment stamp is from Papertrey Ink. The flowers are from Prima, the butterflies from K&Co. and the lace is from my stash. I have a tiny bit of Martha Stewart lattice border punch peeking at the bottom.
Oh I almost forgot my extremely EXCITING news! I was the Day 13 winner of the huge Spellbinders blog give away! So that means I won a whole load of the beautiful new dies that were just released. You can scroll down to see my response and the dies I won at their blog:
I'm so excited!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Here is another card I made with my new Damask Designs stamp set. I love making coordinating paper!
Paper: Bazzill cardstock
Stamps: Papertrey Ink "Damask Designs" and "Mega Mixed Messages"
Ink: Papertrey Ink, Tsukineko
Tools: Martha Stewart border punch, EK Success border punch, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities
Misc: pearls, ribbon
Monday, July 13, 2009
Here is a card that I did with the Demask Designs stamp set and my new Summer Sunrise ink.
Paper: Bazzill, Kraft paper
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Papertrey Ink, Tsukineko
Tools: Cuttlebug machine, "Swiss Dots" Cuttlebug folder, Spellbinders Nestablilities
Thanks for coming by!