Thursday, December 30, 2010

Year in Review

So here are the best of each month, well maybe. . .
I thought I was the first to do the Tux heart, maybe I was maybe I wasn't, it was a favorite in the class I used it in for January, and I have seen variations of it all over blogdom. You can find it here


This card was a favorite of many both here and at Stampin' Connection a SU demo board.
You can find the post here

A card to choose for March was hard to come up with, their were so many that I liked or others did. This is the one. . .

The post for this one is here

According to popular post this post has had the second most hits

You can find it here


There really was two that tied as most popular for this month
You can find this post here

This post has had the most hits, and while it isn't my favorite of the month I am adding it for June

Post is here

The new catalog started and there were so many new sets to play with!

This is the card I picked two cards from that month made the most popular according to hits you can find this one here
The other post was on July 11.


This card received the most comments here and on Stampin' Connection.  You can find the post here


Well school started and my class schedule picked up :)

This was hugely popular as a class and here as well as Stampin' Connection.
Post can be found here


Two posts that  made the popular post list were made and posted this month

This post is found here
The other post here
But one of my personal favorite can be found here


This seemed to be the favorite from my Delightful decorations class
Post is here

This brings us to December and this post received a high number of hits

You can find it here

So this is my year in review, let me know if your favorites were different then what I picked. 
I won't be back before the new Year so be safe and happy!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Happiness Shared

Well I took a few more days off then I had planned to, all in all we had a wonderful Christmas. I hope everyone is enjoying their Holidays.
Here is another card from the Upcoming Birthday card class I am doing on January 1st and 5th.  Colors on this card are Regal Rose, Garden Green and Very Vanilla.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Out West

My daughter bought this stamp set and asked me to make a card with it. This is what I came up with.
  • The card base is Soft Suede I stamped Birthday Wishes from Occasional Quotes in Soft Suede onto the base.
  • I stamped the image from Out West in Stazon onto Watercolor paper and colored it with ink and an Aqua Painter. I punched the corners with the Ticket Corner punch.
  • I mounted the image onto Not Quit Navy and added brads to the corners.
  • I crumpled a piece of Crumb Cake CS until I could split it apart to look like a piece of suede leather I mounted it on the card base and added the image to it.
So what do you think of it?  I hope you have a great Christmas!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Take a Spin

2011 Birthday Bash Card Buffet--January 1st & 5th
January 1st 10 am to 3 pm -January 5th 7 pm to 9:30 pm

Come and make all your birthday cards for the whole year! I will have masculine, feminine, children, and just plain fun birthday cards of all varieties for you to choose from. Bring your calendar and make a card for everyone on your list!

We will be using NEW stamps and products from the Spring Mini Catalogs well as sets from the IBC, as well as the Big Shot, and lots of other great tools and accessories!

What party would be complete without cupcakes and PRESENTS??? Collect tickets all day and turn them in for extra chances to win door prizes. Get a ticket for registering by December 22nd--get two more if you register with a "new to stamping" friend! Get a ticket when you finish your first five cards, and one for every card you finish after that! Five tickets if you join one of my monthly stamp clubs, (new one starts in March). You will also get a ticket for every $10 of your order placed that day.

Cost for the entire Birthday Bash is just $12 for the first five cards ($17 with A SNAIL adhesive included) and $2 per card after that, for as many as you care to make! Remember to bring your own adhesive to class. Envelopes are included with each card.

RSVP beginning today for this fun event. Space is limited. Be sure to specify if you want me to order you a SNAIL adhesive for the event as I must preorder those.

The card above is made from items in the Mini coming out in January.  The stamp set is called "Take a Spin" and the mini even has the little spinner hands.  Yesterday I improved the card that we will make in the upcoming birthday class, it will still be close to this one.
  • The card base is Tempting Turquoise with a front of Whisper White that was ran through the Big Shot with a new folder called "Framed Tulips"
  • I colored the stamp itself before stamping on Whisper White, I added Spinner Hands from the mini and mounted it on a piece of Daffodil Delight

Monday, December 20, 2010

Dasher- my last Christmas card of the year to blog!

This was a Dasher card for the Dasher card class held last month. The first card is what I originally came up with but during class changed it to red Rhinestone Jewels, giving them a choice of how to do them.
  • The card is Whisper White with front side sprayed with Frost Shimmer Paint spray. I used the Flowers a Plenty folder to emboss the front of the card, layering a mat in the Big Shot to give me the flat area for stamping.
  • Dasher was stamped in the oval with Stazon ink, I add the Rhinestone Jewels to the antler area, for the second card I colored the jewels with a red sharpie maker(I love hoe they still sparkle even after being colored on).
  • I dyed my ribbon with Cherry Cobbler re inker. the ribbon was Whisper White Organza Ribbon.
A simple and fast card that is easy to reproduce.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Many Merry Messages- Fast and Simple

My daughter needed a few Christmas Cards fast, so this is what I came up with.
  • The card base is Whisper White with a front of Cherry Cobbler that was ran through the Big shot in the Northern Flurry folder.
  • I sprayed Whisper White with Frost Shimmer Paint spray and Cherry Cobbler with Champagne Shimmer Paint spray I rand them through the Big Shot using the Northern Frost Decorative strip. I attached the snowflakes onto the card front and used Rhinestone Jewels for the centers.
  • I stamped the phrase onto Whisper White using Cherry Cobbler and punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch and added it to the open area on the card front.
I had a great day yesterday for my birthday, it started at 5:50 am when my 14 year old son Trevor woke me up with breakfast in bed, a bacon and cheese omelet and toast. Unfortunately it had snowed 8" during the night and anyone that knows me knows I hate snow! I spent the whole day inside, I started rearranging my stamping studio trying to make it more user friendly. I also started designing cards for my Birthday Card Party on January 1 with a second class on Jan 5(look for more details soon). My daughters and one of my sister and her husband came for a birthday dinner cooked by a good friend(thanks Scott) and my kids.  All in all a good day to turn 49.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Holiday Lineup- Season's Greetings

This was the card I thought we would make for club earlier this month, but of coarse I changed my mind. . .
  • The card base is Baja Breeze sprayed with Frost Shimmer Paint spray. I stamped the Season's Greetings from Many Merry Messages directly onto the base in Cherry Cobbler.
  • I stamped part of the image of the snowmen from Holiday Lineup on to a circle of Textured Whisper White using Stazon. I colored the image with Baja Breeze, Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler markers then mounted it on a Cherry Cobbler Circle. The circles were cut with the Circles #2 die and the Big Shot.
  • The snow flakes are Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White both sprayed with the Shimmer Paint spray, cut with the Northern Frost Decorative Strip.  I used Rhinestone Jewels in the centers of the snowflakes.
The card didn't go to waste as it has already been delivered.
I hope you all have a wonderful day! I plan on playing in my stamp room tomorrow (it's my birthday and I think I should be able to do what I want to) I'm planning a birthday card class for New Years day and need to design the cards. . .

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Moose for Christmas

My card inspiration came from Lynn Pratt
I was putting the moose on tags at first but I had an extra and added it to the card.
  • The card base is Whisper White with a front of Cherry Cobbler that I ran through the big shot with the Northern Flurry embossing folder.
  • I stamped the phrase from Many Merry Messages with White Craft ink onto the front.
  • For the wreath I punched a 1 1/4" circle into a piece of Garden Green CS and the punched the Scallop Circle around the hole I taped it onto the front and added pearls that I had colored red. The moose is Early Espresso with Crumb Cake for the rack, I popped him up with Dimensionals.
A big thanks to Lynn for her Moose!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Many Merry Messages

Recently I was a part of a focus group at Stampin' UP! They allowed all the participants the choice of any stamp set.  I chose Many Merry Messages.

This card is the card we made in club for December, it is also the card I made for my husband to send to his clients. I was going for fast and simple.

  • The card base is Crumb Cake that is sprayed with Champagne Shimmer Paint Spray.
  • The DSP is Deck The Halls 1" x 3 3/4" mounted on Cherry Cobbler CS.
  • Season's Greetings is inked up in Cherry Cobbler and stamped on Very Vanilla that was sprayed with Champagne Shimmer Paint Spray this was mounted on Cherry Cobbler CS that was punched with the Scalloped Trim Border Punch.
Hoping you have a great day!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Home for Christmas

If you have followed my blog you know I love to watercolor, both with Watercolor Wonder Crayons and with markers and an Aqua Painter.  Here are two of my Christmas cards using the image from Home for Christmas. I did use the markers and an Aqua Painter for these.

The First card:
  • The card base is Crumb Cake that I sprayed with Champagne shimmer spray (does not show up in photo but is pretty in  Real Life).  I stamped the Season's Greetings onto the base with Cherry Cobbler.
  • I stamped the image onto watercolor paper with Stazon and layered colors on with an Aqua Painter.
  • I sponged the very edge of the watercolor paper with Cherry Cobbler ink putting it on as dark as I could, I then lightly sponged it with Chocolate Chip ink.
  • The image is popped up with Dimensionals.
The Second card:
  • The card base is Always Artichoke with a front of Early Espresso.  I stamped the phrase from Occasional Quotes onto the front with White Craft ink.
  • I did the image the same as the first card, but after sponging I tore the right side off of the image (isn't that what you do when you make a mistake but want to keep your work?).
So I hope you like the cards, let me know what you think.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Finishing up the tags for my neighbor gifts. . .

I've made so many tags in the last couple of weeks, I have put together 30 packages of tags to deliver to our neighbors, I made around 300 tags to give away, so many of them I forgot to get photos of,  here are the last I have photos of
Punch Art Snowman Tag:

• For each snowman punch out of Whisper White sprayed with shimmer spray a 1 3/8" circle and a 1" circle

• On the 1' circle add two small dots for eyes and free hand cut the triangle nose and attach hanging the point over the side of the circle, to the back of the circle add two Early Espresso pieces of a snowflake as arms

• Sponge the edges of the circles with Tempting Turquoise ink

• Add two of the larger dots towards the bottom of the largest circle and stamp To/From on the back

• Add one off the larger dots to the medium circle near the edge

• Using 3 half Dimensionals add the medium circle off center on the largest circle

• Use one Dimensional to pop the head up

• Tie a knot into a 4' piece of Real red 1'4" ribbon add to the snowman as a scarf using a glue dot

Even the naughty was stamped with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.
Merry Tag:

• Choose one of the merry tags

• Add either a red bird, or Trees (pop up one tree with ¼ of a Dimensional) or a snow flake

• Add string to hole

Some of these tags were from my Tags class, some I made just to give away.
The snowman is one that has been around on several blogs, I had been playing around with snowmen trying to come up with a Calvin and Hobbs type card, (that one is still in the works) when I saw this posted and since I had everything out playing with snowmen away I decided to add a snowman to the tag class.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Dasher- Candle

The inspiration for this candle came from this post
I like how the deer was reversed in her card, I tried to get the deers reversed for a card but could not get it to come out clear.  So I did it as a candle for my Dasher class last month.  The deer are Chocolate Chip and Soft Suede with Rhinestone Jewels in the antlers.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Tags, again

Three more tags from my class!
Pinecone Tag:

• Using the markers color directly on the stamp, Always Artichoke – pine needles, Soft Suede – branch and pine cone, and Cherry Cobbler – To/From. Huff on rubber and stamp onto Very Vanilla CS and punch with the matching punch

• Attach to the Cherry Cobbler or Old Olive piece.

• Add a one inch pie of double side tape to the back; do not peel off the backing.

Penguin Tag:

• Use Stazon to stamp the image directly onto die cut tag

• Color scarf with the Real Red marker

• In a scrap of Real Red CS punch a hole center the ½" circle punch over hole and punch attach the donut shaped circle at the top of tag and re-punch hole

• Add string to hole

Sledding Tag:

• Fold tag on scored line

• Stamp image in Stazon and stamp onto tag front

• Stamp To/From on inside of tag

• Add a line of Two Way glue and dust with Dazzling Diamonds

• Add string

On a personal note, I am a mother of an Eagle Scout!  Trevor passed his Eagle board of review last night!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tags, tags, tags

Yesterday was my tag class and we were able to make 27 tags, the girls were able to make 3 of each design, here are three of the tags we made.
Even the Naughty Tag:

• Using Cherry Cobbler ink stamp the phrase onto Whisper White CS and punch out with the 1 ¾" circle punch

• Attach it to the die cut circle off center near the bottom of the circle

• Lay a piece of string over the fold of the gray punch tab, and attach the tab to the top of the circle (see sample)

Stamped Snowman Tag:

• Using Marina Mist ink stamp the image onto Whisper White CS and punch out with the 1 ¾" circle punch

• Attach the stamped image onto a Pear Pizzazz circle and then onto a Marina Mist Circle

• Attach a one inch piece of double sided tape onto the back

Do Not Open Tag:

• Using the Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler or Riding Hood Red Markers color directly onto the stamp, huff and stamp onto Very Vanilla CS punch out with the 1 ¼" circle punch

• Layer the Designer Paper circle onto the Garden Green Circle

• Use 3 half Dimensionals on the back of the phrase and pop up on the Designer Paper Circle

• Punch hole and add string

The string I use on my tags is crochet thread, I have dyed some of it Cherry Cobbler and some of it Garden Green. For some reason the Garden Green did not turn out uniform, it was variegated, it went from Old Olive in color to Garden Green, it does look interesting.

Well I have club today and need to finish cleaning up from last night and get ready for the girls at noon, everyone is coming at noon today, I asked the girls that come in the evening if they could come at noon because this evening my youngest son is having his Eagle Board of Review (Yeah Trevor!) and that is a pretty big deal and I felt I should be there with him :).

I hope that you all have a wonderful day, now go stamp something.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Snowflake Tag

Another Tag to add to my neighbor gifts. . .
  • The tag is Marina Mist 2 1/4" x 3 1/4"
  • The hole reinforcement is a 1" circle punched from Whisper White and folded in half
  • Snowflakes are die cut in Whisper White with the Northern Frost Decrative Strip. I sponged the edges lightly with Marina Mist and added a Rhinestone Jewel in the center of each one
  • I will be stamping the To/From out of the Punch Pal stamp set with White Craft ink
Some tips for when you are using the Northern Frost die. . .
  • I found that after cutting many of the snowflakes they began sticking in the die and would tear when I tried to remove them.  If use run a wax paper through with the die a couple of times they stop sticking.
  • My 6 year old Granddaughter loves to pop out all the little cut outs on the snowflakes. I have her lay the snowflakes on a clean and dry stampin scrub and using an open paper clip she can pop out the pieces, not bend the snowflake and all the little pieces stay on the stampin scrub to be dumped out when she is done.  It makes me happy that she loves doing that part of the job for me.
Well I hope you like this tag, I am doing 2 classes tomorrow make 3 each of 9 tags, I will still cut supplies until tonight so if you are interested in coming let me know cost is $12.  I hope you have a great day, now go play with paper :).

Watercolor Wonder Crayons are now available!
Use the following item numbers to purchase your Watercolor Wonder Crayons:

•120949 New Color Kit
•119802 Subtles
•119803 Regals
•119804 Brights

Monday, November 29, 2010

Tag- Punch Art

I decided that this year for neighbor gifts instead of the package of baked goodies (don't we always get to many of those anyway?) I would make packages of tags. Maybe with a saying like- When tagging gifts we fight great friends like you come to mind.  This is one of the tags that will be in the package.
  • I used the Big Shot and the Two Tags Die.
  • The tag is Wild Wasabi(I am using scraps so I have done other greens including some retired colors)
  • I punched the face with the owl punch in Soft Suede, cutting the feet off with scissors.
  • The antlers are Early Espresso using the Northern Frost Decorative strip from the Holiday mini, just snipping what I needed for the antlers.
  • The eyes and nose are from the owl punch but for Rudolph I used the red glitter from Fine Galaxy.
  • The mouth is hand drawn.
  • The To: and From: are on the back.
Thanks for stopping by and please let me know what you think of my tag and the idea of giving them as neighbor gifts.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Last card fromDelightful Decorations

This is a card that looks so much better in real life then in a photo! 
  •  The card base is Always Artichoke with a front of Cherry Cobbler, then a layer of Deck the Halls DSP.
  • The Angel instructions I found here  my angel was stamped with the wreath from Welcome Christmas.  The body is Cherry Cobbler and Gold embossing powder and the wings are Vellum CS and were embossed with a mixture of embossing powders ( when my granddaughter moved in at age two, she got into my drawer of embossing powders and dumped several of them- Iridescent Ice, Gold, Silver, Copper, Hologram, Clear and White- so the wings are very interesting- but I like them!
  • I stamped a phrase from Just Believe embossed with Gold on the DSP.
I hope you like this card! Let me know ;).

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Another from the Delightful Decorations class

I like how this card turned out I saw a Christmas card using these colors and really liked the combination.
  • Card base is Very Vanilla with a front of Cherry Cobbler ran through the Big Shot with the Petals a Plenty folder. The corners of the front were punched with the Ticket Corner punch. A pieve of Very Vanilla 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon was wrapped around the Front before attaching it to the base.
  • I sponged the edges of a piece of Deck the Halls DSP with Cherry Cobbler ink then layered it onto a piece of Early Espresso CS, this was attached to the card front.
  • I stamped the Joy ornament in Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla CS. I sprayed them with a mixture of Rubbing Alcohol, Champagne Shimmer paint and Gold Smooch spray. I attached the Cherry Cobbler  directly to the DSP then added the Early Espresso one with Dimensionals.  I added a Pearl Jewel to the O in Joy.
  • I ran Very Vanilla and Early Espresso through the Big Shot with the Northern Frost Decorative Strip. I sprayed the snow flakes with the same mixture as the ornaments(the pictures do not show how sparkly they are with that little bit of smooch added to the shimmer spray) The Early Espresso snow flake is layered with a Very Vanilla one and a Pearl was added to the center.
This is one of the designs I will use for my personal Christmas Cards.
I hope you have a wonderful day and go ahead and stamp something!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Ornament Punch Elves

Here is another card from the Delightful Decoration class.
  • The card base is Real Red, with a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Old Olive.
  • On a piece of 3 3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White, Welcome Christmas from "Heard from the Heart" in Real Red is stamped at the bottom with the smallest heart from the Heart to Heart punch popped up with a piece of Dimensional.
  • The elves were made with the Ornement Punch, the Scallop Circle Punch, Heart to Heart punch and a 1/4" and 1/8" handheld punch-non SU.  The colors used are Pink Piroette, Old Olive, Real Red, More Mustard, Early Espresso, Whisper White, and Basic Black.
This card seemed to be the favorite. I'll post another of the cards soon.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Delightful Decorations

My Delightful Decorations class is today one this morning and one this evening we will make 2 each of 4 cards.  I had made this card to be one for my class, but  forgot about it and made four others,  I will show some of those in the next few days.

  • The card base is Very Vanilla sprayed with champagne shimmer paint spray, I ran it through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper folder.
  • I stamped two of the ornaments from the Delightful Decoration stamp set on Very Vanilla paper that I had sprayed with Frost shimmer paint spray. I stamped one in Always Artichoke and one in Cherry Cobbler.  I punched them out with the Ornament punch
  • I ran a rectangle of Very Vanilla through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper folder, I layered it onto Always Artichoke CS and Cherry Cobbler CS then added it to the card front.
  • I adhered the Cherry Cobbler ornament directly to the Very Vanilla CS and then layer the Always Artichoke one off center with Dimensionals.
  • I added the Pearl Jewels to both of the Ornaments.
So this is the card we did not end up making in class :). 
I hope you have a great evening and go ahead and stamp something.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Christmas Wish. . .Welcome Christmas

Here is another card using Welcome Christmas, I hope you like it.
  • The card base is Garden Green with a front of Very Vanilla, then a layer of Cherry Cobbler,
  • I stamped the image in Cherry Cobbler onto Very Vanilla, using the same color I stamped the phrase from Home for Christmas.
  • After stamping I ran the image through the Big Shot in the Square Lattice folder and added it to the layers on the card base.
  • I wrapped a piece of the Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding around the card and knotted.
  • I stamped the word Merry in Garden Green on Very Vanilla and punched it out with the jewelry tag punch. I threaded it onto a piece of crochet thread that I had colored Garden Green and tied it to the knot of the seam binding.
I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fun and Busy Day Yesterday!

Yesterday I attended a Focus Group at Stampin' UP's Riverton Offices.  I have really enjoyed being a part of the focus groups that I have been in, and even though we are unable to tell what they are about it is fun to see what (down the road) they take from what we say.  Stampin' Up! does try to listen to their demonstrators and customers, got an idea. . . call or email them and let them know.  Changes may take awhile, they are working on catalogs over a year away from now.

After the Focus Group I met my daughter Jamie at Ikea, had a nice visit as we wandered the store and afterwards enjoyed a cinnamon roll and talked.

Next came a meeting at our Boy Scout Council Office and then home and waiting at home. . . a delivery for my club members from Stampin' Up.

I hope to play catch up today, I need to write a newsletter for my scout district and attend Round Table tonight, but I hope to finish up my samples for my next 3 classes. I have one using the Dasher stamp, one around the Delightful Decorations stamp set and one that is Tags for Christmas.  Two of the classes are next week but Tags is going to be on Dec 1.

I'll try to post a project tomorrow.  Have a great day and stamp something ;).

Monday, November 8, 2010

Welcome Christmas

I love the old fashioned Christmas depicted in this stamp set.
  • Card base is Very Vanilla with a front of Cherry cobber that was ran through the Big Shot with the Petals-a-Plenty folder.
  • I colored the wreath directly on the stamp with Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler markers and stamped it onto Very Vanilla.
  • I stamped the family in Cherry Cobbler on Very Vanilla and punched it out with the Ornament punch and popped it up with dimensionals over the wreath.
I've had a busy week end but found a little time to stamp, I hope you have a wonderful day and go a head a stamp something ;).

Friday, November 5, 2010

27 years ago today I eloped!

Sorry no card today. . . but I will tell you a story!  I met my husband, Mike in July of 1983, we worked at a motel in Utah, I also lived at the same motel.  Mike was hired for the job I had been promised, not a great start, I didn't even like him before I had ever met him.

I worked the front desk during the swing shift and Mike was hired as the assistant manager and also work as a desk clerk two night a week during the grave yard shift.  Every night when I came through the lobby after a date Mike would tell I could do better and he would line me up with friends of his if I wanted. Well that never happened.

We worked together almost every day and went to lunch a couple of times and even on a real date once. One week end he said he was going to Idaho to visit relatives and did I want to go, I was tired of work and I thought getting away would be great so I told him OK.

Well when we left town he headed south, I told Idaho is north. He said well I have an Aunt and Uncle in Vegas I thought we'd visit them, check out the casinos and Vegas is warmer than Idaho.  Well I figured I hate snow so Vegas sounded better to me. 

Well needless to say I finally met the Aunt and Uncle 5 years later, Vegas was warmer than Utah or Idaho and after 3 dates I have been married for 27 years.

So I guess I better go make a card for my sweetie. . .

Monday, November 1, 2010

Stamp a stack

These two cards will be made at my stamp a stack on Wednesday. We will make 5 of each! If you are interested in attending the cost  will be $18.  Bring your own adhesive and come have fun at my place. Two time available 11 am and 6:30 pm let me know if you are coming and I'll have everything cut and ready for you to make.

Have a wonderful day and find some time to stamp!

Friday, October 29, 2010

CASEing the Owl!

I made this page to show case the owl punch for my club.

A big shout out to Ellen Kempler  she has so many using the punch that I haven't even been able to get to, her people (babies, detectives, etc) from an owl are amazing!, Lynn Pratt, Kim Colarusso, Lynda Lee, Jackie Topa, and Chris Kolly, I even came up with a couple on my own!  On Stampin' Connection a site for demo's only, there are 36 pages of cards and things made with this punch, 20 images to a page!

I hope you enjoy the ideas and if you haven't bought the owl punch you might want to invest in it, let me know if I can help you with that :).

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Holiday Lineup-in blue

I have a hard time making one layer cards, but I keep trying them, I think I need to add a couple more blue and white snowflakes. . .
  • Whisper White is the base of  this card.  I ran the front half of this card through the Big Shot in the Northern Flurry folder, I wanted to stamp the image on the right side so the front had to be the debossed side.
  • I stamped the snowman from Holiday Lineup in Stazon onto the lower right side and colored it with ink pads and a blender pen. The only colors I used are Marina Mist and Pumpkin Pie.
  • I stamped the greeting from Four the Holidays in Marina Mist under the image.
  • I ran both Whisper White and Marina Mist CS through the Big Shot with the Northern Frost decorative strip. I sprayed the snow flakes with shimmer paint spray layered two of the and added it to the card with a Dimensional, I added a Rhinestone jewel to the center of the snowflake.
So that is my first one layer of the Holiday Season.  If you have made any one layer holiday cards leave a link in the comments and I'll check the out! (I made a one layer with Dasher that I'll post in the near future that might just be the Christmas card I do this year).

Have a great day and find some time to stamp!

Ok, I had some time today and went back and added more snowflakes. . . so which one do you like best?

Monday, October 25, 2010

Countryside/water pump

Another watercolor card. . .
  • Card base is Very Vanilla with  layer of Early Espresso that was run through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice folder.
  • I stamped the pump on Watercolor paper with Stazon ink and colored the image with markers and an Aqua Painter.
  • I layered the image onto a piece of Cajun Craze and added it to the front of my card.
The images from Countryside are suitable for men as well as women, so this card could be given to either, stamp a greeting on the inside and it could be anything from a Birthday to a Thank-you.

Have a great day and find some time to stamp!

Thursday, October 21, 2010


In November I'm doing a card class designed around the Dasher stamp set, this may be one of the cards we do, haven't decided yet.
  • Card base is Crumb Cake.
  • The Cherry Cobbler panel is 2 3/4" x 5 1/4" with a strip of Deck the Halls DSP on each side to make it a 4"x5 1/4" The Cherry Cobbler piece is raised up on Dimensionals.
  • On the Cherry Cobbler panel I stamped both Dasher and the words from All Holidays using VersaMark and White Embossing powder. I wrap a piece of Organza Ribbon around the CS between the image and the words, then I added all the pieces to the Card base.