Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Bird Punch Christmas Tag

Supplies:  Stamp:  Tiny Tags; Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, DSP Mocha Morning, Fabric Deck the Halls; Other:  SU Button, SU Ribbon, Black ink, Bird Punch, Stickles on wing, 1/4 circle punch, Bigz Die Two Tags, Cookie Cutter

Here is a Christmas Tag I recently made.  I wanted it to have an elegant look, so I stuck to red, black, and cream.  The cookie cutter is attached because we had a $1 gift exchange at Jeri's house the other night.  We were not supposed to spend over $1.  I was in Michael's and saw these cookie cutters for $1.  I hope you enjoy my project.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Loads of Love Christmas Card

Supplies:  Stamp Set - Loads of Love; Paper - Confetti White and Cherry Cobbler; Ink - Always Artichoke; Other - Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Jingle Bell, Dimensionals

Easy Peasy Christmas Card - but I love it!  This is a CAS!  I CAS'd this card from artfeltimpressions.blogspot.com  (Deb's blog).  I love her blog!  I just had to make this card - super simple yet great graphic design.  Thanks, Deb for the layout and design idea.  I made 8 of these today.  5 go to a SWAP...(getting ready to leave for this Christmas SWAP in a minute) and I get to keep 3 to add to my growing Christmas Card Stash.  I've made about 25 cards - only 50 to go *yikes*!!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Favor Box - Poodle

Supplies:  Stamp Sets - Recollections, Woof Woof and Stampendous, Simply the Best; Paper - Not sure who made the DSP, Early Espresso, White; Ink:  Copic Markers on Poodle, Black Memento, Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy; Other:  Fancy Favor Treat Box Bigz Die, Designer Label Punch, EK Success Paw Print Border Punch; Sticky Strip Tape, Dimensionals

I made 3 of these gift boxes for the ladies who saved my dog.  A few weeks ago, my dog was playing at a doggy play place, and his stomach filled up with air and twisted.  This is the #2 killer of dogs, and is usually fatal.  They rushed him to the vet, and then that vet rushed him to the emergency vet for surgery.  Thankfully, he survived.  We are thankful beyond words!  They call him the miracle dog, since he survived.  Tomorrow, I'm taking 2 of the treat boxes to the ladies at the doggy play place.  I'm filling them with Belgium chocolate and a Target Gift Card.  I hope they know how much I appreciate them!

Forest Festivities Christmas Card

Supplies:  Stamp Set - Forest Festivities; Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, White, Early Espresso, Watercolor Paper; Ink - Early Espresso, Black Stazon and Watercolor Pencils; Other - White Bakers Twine, Dimensionals, Bigz Die - Perfect Pennants, Snow Burst Textured Embossing Foler

I created this card for a Christmas Card Swap.  I loved the card in the Stampin Up Holiday Mini Catalog on page 27.  This is a variation of that card.  As you can see the layout and the background is different, but the idea is somewhat the same.  I inked up the textured embossing folder with Early Espresso Ink before running it through the Big Shot.  I used Watercolor Pencils to color the little fox and then trimmed him out.  I threaded the twine through the holes in the Pennant Die Cut.  I hope you enjoy this little Christmas Card.

Penny Black Christmas Card Class

I took a Penny Black Christmas Card Class at our local card shop, Ink Paper Rubber.  I love this little store!  This was my 1st class at Ink Paper Rubber.  I will definitely be going back for many more classes.  It is a small store, but they have lots of unique and beautiful stamps.  And their classes are great too, as you can see.  These cards were designed by Penny Black.  I just colored and assembled the cards during the class.  Some of them were pretty detailed, so I think I was there about 2 or 3 hours.  I loved the Poinsettia stamp so much, that I bought it.  I haven't made any cards with it yet - hopefully I will make some next week.

Halloween Door Card - Out on a Limb

Supplies:  Stamp Set - Out on a Limb and Piece of Poison; Ink - Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso; Paper - Cajun Craze, White, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake; Other - 5/16 Brad, Early Espresso Ribbon, Bakers Twine, Bone Folder used to score lines, Dimensionals, Silver Brad

Here was the card I made for the Halloween Swap.  I made it a couple months ago and am now getting around to posting my card.  This is a CAS, meaning I copied the design AND colors from Heidi Baks!  I loved her card and wanted to make one.  I hope you enjoy it, too.

Swap Cards - Halloween and Autumn

I always try to include photos of the Swaps I participate in.  Swaps is a way of trading cards with other friends who make handmade cards.  This one is from a couple months ago...all Halloween or Autumn Cards.  Again, these cards were not made by me - they were sent to me from friends, but I thought you'd enjoy a peek!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Language of Friendship Winter Card

Supplies:  Stamps:  Language of Friendship (Stampin Up), Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Shimmer White, Lucky Limeade  Ink:  Black Stazon, Black Stampin Write Marker  Other:  Baker's Twine, Lattice Bigz Die, Glue, Dimensionals

I made 8 of these cards today.  They are for our next Card Swap, and our assignment was Winter Cards.  I had a very tough time thinking of a Winter theme, as I didn't have very many Winter stamps that were not Christmas themed.  For my paper, I used green and red, because I believe you can enjoy the color combination all year long.  Enjoy!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Simple Scaredy Cat Card

Supplies:  Stamp Set "Scaredy Cat" by SU, DSP SU "Pick Your Poison", Crystal Effects, Pumpkin Pie and Black Cardstock, Designer Label Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Black Ink

Very, very simple card tonight.  Just wasn't in the mood to make something difficult!  You can make one of these super fast!  I love these retro-inspired stamp designs.  I stamped the image, and punched it out using the circle punch.  I punched out some black paper with the designer label punch, cut it in half, and put one half on the left side and the other on the right.  Hope you enjoy this card.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Proud Momma

I'm a proud Momma today!  My son got his very 1st instrument!  He goes back to school on Thursday, and will be in strings.  I'm thrilled that he will be learning the violin!  Maybe he can teach me someday.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Timeless Treasures Card

Supplies:  "Timeless Treasures" Stamp Set by SU, "Elizabeth" Stamp Set by SU, White Cardstock, Crumb Cake Seam Binding by SU, Crumb Cake Ink, Soft Suede Ink, Dimensionals

I adore this simple, yet elegant card.  I love white on white, and I love antiques.  Even though this isn't monochromatic, it is somewhat close.  This is a CASE from Ilina Crouse (Ilina Creations).  Her blog is in my Favie Top 5!  Love her.  I hope you like this card, as well.

Lil' Inker Designs - Red Rainbow Card

Supplies:  "Rainbows and Clouds" stamp set by Lil' Inker Designs (the set includes the stamps and the die cuts for the clouds and rainbows), Black Ink, SU DSP (retired), Black Cardstock, White Cardstock, Making Memories DSP (paper for the clouds), Ribbon (can't remember where I purchased this...probably Archivers), SU Black Journal Pen (to create hand-made doodle border), glue pen, adhesive, Big Shot

I love this stamp set / die cut combo!!!  I often have buyer's remorse after I purchase a stamp set.  OK, not often.  But sometimes.  I know that won't happen with this set!  It's so adorable!  And I love whimsical stuff - so this is right up my alley.

Oh, this card is a total CASE.  I CASED this card from Judith Rozema (the card was on the Lil' Inker blog).  I just had to make some up.  I'm making 4 or 5 of these for my dear friend.  She asked if I'd send her a batch of Thank You Cards - everyone needs to have Thank You Cards on hand.  I hope you enjoyed my latest creation.

Free Archivers Card - Life is Good

I went in to Archivers this Friday to make this free card.  I think they are doing 1 free card each week this month.  Check it out!  This is a mini card.  I especially loved the free envelope!  We made the envelope with the score board - couldn't believe how easy it was!  I need to start makin some envelopes!  The house on the card was made by painting the teal paint onto the rubber stamp.  I learned that the stamp needs to be very well covered with paint.  As you can see - mine wasn't too great.  But it is still kinda cute.  If you want product information on this card, please visit the Archivers web site.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Halloween Owl Punch Card

Supplies:  SU Owl Punch, SU Bird Punch (for the branch), SU Stamp Set "Wicked Cool", 1 3/4 circle punch, Daffodil Delight cardstock, Black cardstock, white cardstock, Black Ink, Silver Smooch Spritz, Glue Pen, Dimensionals, Adhesive, Google Eyes, Frightful Sight DSP by SU

I am really proud of this card!  I had the idea for the black owl for some time, but couldn't decide what type of card or layout to put it on.  I liked it on this paper, but felt it needed something else.  I didn't want to put ribbon with it, for fear of giving it a feminine look.  Then, I came up with the idea for the white diamond with the sentiment and really liked it.  Then I decided the Smooch Spritz would help it blend in a little.  I hope you all like it, too!

Scaredy Cat Halloween Treat Bag

Supplies:  Cello Bag (Hobby Lobby), Gum Balls (candy store), Stamp Set "Scaredy Cat" by SU, Pumpkin Pie cardstock, Frightful Sight DSP, Versamark Ink, White embossing powder, staples, 1 dimensional

This is the easiest project EVER!  Look how easy it is!  Just 1 stamp and a little bit of paper!  The embossing was the only thing that took some time - and once you do that a few times, it goes pretty fast.  It only took a few minutes.  I think the children will like these little treat bags.  Enjoy!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Pumpkin Card with a Country Look

Supplies:  SU Stamp Set "Jack of all Trades" and SU Stamp Set "You're a Gem", Pumpkin Pie Cardstock, Ivory Naturals Cardstock, Wild Wasabi Cardstock, Wood-grain Background Stamp, Wild Wasabi Ink, Early Espresso Ink, Early Espresso Cardstock, Pumpkin Pie Ink, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Twine, Wild Wasabi Ribbon (cut into a thin strip), Adhesive, Dimensionals

This is not my typical Halloween Card!  I usually go for whimsy.  But, I thought it would be nice to have a couple cards on hand with a "country look".  This card is lovely in person - there are many, many textures to this one!  I didn't have any skinny wasabi ribbon, so I cut my wasabi ribbon in to thin strips.  I love it this way!  It started to fray and I loved the texture!  I also love twine and the natural texture it adds to projects. 
The pumpkin is made by stamping pumpkin ink on pumpkin paper.  The green strip is made by stamping wasabi ink (woodgrain stamp) on wasabi paper.  For the pumpkin stem.............I actually didn't use the stem in the stamp set.  I needed something bigger to tie the ribbon on to - so I cut a handmade stem out of early espresso paper.  I hope you enjoy this card!

Mini Scallop Squares Card - Wicked Cool

Supplies:  SU Stamp Set "Wicked Cool", Black Cardstock, SU DSP "Frightful Sight", Cherry Cobbler Cardstock, White Cardstock, Black Ink, Cherry Cobbler Ink, SU Rhinestone, Adhesive, Dimensionals, Bigz Die "Scallop Squares Duo", Big Shot

This is a mini card made using the Bigz Die "Scallop Squares Duo".  I cut 3 squares out.  1 is the back, 1 is the front, and 1 I folded in half and used as the binder in the middle.  I don't know if I did it right!  I probably should watch a tutorial on this sometime to see if there is a better way.  But hey, it looks cute!  I love the rhinestone in the middle of the web - it adds so much.

These little cards are fun to place in your children's school lunches or backpack!  Enjoy!

Halloween Lollipop

Supplies:  SU Stamp Set "Jack of all Trades", Giant Lollipop, SU Black Ribbon, Glue Dots, Whisper White Cardstock, Black Ink, Delightful Daffodil Ink, Pumpkin Pie Ink, Water Mister, Crystal Effects (the eyes and mouth), Glue Pen, Versamark Ink, Black Embossing Powder (the hat)

My son and I went to Cracker Barrel the other night.  We saw this giant lollipop in the store out front, and I thought it would be fun to embellish for Halloween.  I made this for my friend's open house - I hope she likes it!  I wrapped the lollipop stem with black ribbon and adhered it with little glue dots.  I inked up my pumpkin stamp with Daffodil Ink, but then rocked the edges in the Pumpkin Pie Ink.  Then I misted it with a bit of water before stamping it onto the paper.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Free Archivers Card - Little Bird Quilling

I went in to Archivers this Monday and made this mini card.  This was a FREE project!  For the time being, I believe they are letting their customers make 1 free card each week.  I'm not sure how long this promotion will last, but I'm loving it!  This was my first time quilling.  I really enjoy it, but didn't buy  the kit.  I just have to many cards and ideas that I already need to make.  But, it is really cute!  Archivers designed the layout for this mini card.  If you would like product information, please visit the Archivers web site.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Thanks for Being a Friend - Fab Flourets

Supplies:  Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White cardstock, Beyond Garden DSP, Pumpkin Pie ink and Black ink, 3/8 Pumpkin Pie Ribbon, Stick-on Pearls, Flower Garden Embossing Folder, Stamp Set Happy Greetings by Stampin Up, Stamp Set Fabulous Flourets by Stampin Up, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Big Scallop Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Adhesive, Dimensionals

This is a case of Gretchen Barron's card.  I love her blog!  I always refer to her blog when I need inspiration!  I copied it to the T, except I tied a simple knot, instead of a bow, and only because I'm not the greatest at tying bows.
I hope you are enjoying your summer and are finding a way to stay cool.  It's extremely hot here in Kansas.  My stampin room is the hottest room in the house!  That coupled with never having any free time in the summer makes it very difficult for me to find time to make cards.  Sad!  I really miss my hobby!  I hope I can get back to creating very soon.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hero Arts Silhouette Flower in Yellow

Supplies:  Stamp by Hero Arts "Silhouette Flower" and Northwoods "Happy Mother's Day", Cardstock is Neenah White and SU Daffodil Delight, Ink is VersaMark with SU White embossing powder, Ribbon by American Crafts Premium, Button is Basicgrey, embroidery floss, glue dot, adhesive, Hero Arts clear Gems, Liquid Pearls in White Opal

Here is a quick card I made tonight.  I went to Archiver's yesterday and bought this new Hero Arts stamp.  I thought it would look cute in yellow, since the flowers were daisy-like.  There is no coloring - so this card is easy.  Just stamp the image in versamark and white embossing powder.  I put liquid pearls in the center of each flower to add a little dimension.  I need to think of other uses for this stamp.  I haven't had time to search other blogs to see how other people have used this.  I may try watercolor next time.  I hope everyone out there enjoys the last two days of March!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Jeri's Make and Takes (Dec, Jan, and Feb)

These are the cards I made at Jeri's Make and Takes.  December, January, and February are shown.  I missed the March one - darn it!  She prepared and designed (or cased) all these cards for us - and all we had to do was put them together!  I love Make and Takes!  Her blog is http://coloringourworld.blogspot.com