Saturday, November 30, 2013

Wow! What a crazy couple of weeks! I had a son getting surgery and a daughter having a baby, Thanksgiving was postponed until today because of the birth of a new granddaughter the day before Thanksgiving.

So here are the baby card selections from my last card buffet.

Card base is Smoky Slate
Girl Card: Cantaloupe Crisp
Boy Card: Coastal Cabana
Add the 4”x5 ¼” CS in color of choice to card base.
Run the piece of Smoky Slate CS through the Big Shot in an Embossing Folder of choice. Add to base.
On the Whisper White CS stamp the elephant from Zoo Babies in color of choice.
Run  the stamped image through the Big Shot with a Circle Framelit.
Add to the corresponding CS circle.
Flag cut the ends of the DSP strips.
Stamp the phrase from Banner Greeting on a scrap of Whisper White CS in color of choice, hand cut out.
Layer the DSP behind the cut phrase and add behind layered image.
Add to card front.

If desired stamp a sentiment to the inside.

Here is a picture of the newest member of our family.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Llama Ladies Fall-i-day Hop

We are hopping again, just a mini one, but it still is fun ;)! You might have hopped here from my friend Buffy's blog. I have been enjoying her blog for several years now and I love to see what she is up to
My first card features a stamp from Novembers "Best of" set  called  Best of Snow.

  • The card base is Whisper White CS that I ran through the Big Shot in the Snow Flurry Embossing Folder
  • The hedgehog and snowman image is stamped on Watercolor Paper with Stazon ink. and colored with Markers. the snow is highlighted with Dazzling Details. I cut it out with a framelit from Chalk Talk. I added three banner flages behind the image, one that has a phrase from Christmas Tagables.
  • I layered it onto a Real Red CS piece cut with a framelit from Labels Collection.  

Next up Boxes! Four sizes!
Boxes for all the neighbor gifts. Bows are made from Ribbon, DSP Ornament Framelit, Joyful Christmas and a DSP bow. 
 And last another card

  • The card base is Coastal Cabana CS layer with DSP from Winter Frost Paper Stack.
  • I stamped the tree from Special Tree in Versamark on Whisper White CS and heat embossed it with Pewter Embossing Powder. I sponged Pool Party Ink and Illuminate in an oval around the tree. I stamped the greeting from the same set in Bermuda Bay Ink and layered it onto Bermuda Bay CS and added it to the card base.
I hope you enjoy my projects now hop on over to Jackie's Blog and check out her projects!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Wacky Watercooler Year End Blog Hop

Yes the Wacky Watercooler is hopping again! You may have just hopped here from Christine's Blog, Christine has given me some fantastic cards over the years so I am sure you were impressed with her work too.

I have been busy making Christmas cards, tis the season!
Card#1 Ornament Keepsake
It doesn't show in the photo but the Ornament sparkles, it has Dazzling Diamond mixed in with the Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder
Score and fold Whisper White card base in half.
Run the Cherry Cobbler Corodinatons CS front through the Big Shot in the Stylish Strips Folder. Lightly sand and add to card base. 
Add Whisper White oval to card.
Dust a Whisper White CS piece with the Embossing Buddy.  Stamp Ornament with Versamark on to the Whisper White piece cover with Glittery Cherry Cobbler and heat with embossing gun. Run through the Big Shot with the Ornament Framelit. Add  Dimensionals to the back of the ornament and add to the oval.
On a Whisper White CS strip stamp phrase from More Merry Messages with Cherry Cobbler Ink cut with the Banner Framelit. Add Dimensionals to the back of the phrase and add to the card front.

Card #2 Greetings of the Season

Score and fold Pool Party card base in half.
Emboss the front of the card base with the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder.
Flag cut the ends of the DSP and Card Stock strips then layer them onto the card base.
Dust  the Whisper White Card Stock with Embossing Buddy then stamp with Bermuda Bay and Quickly cover with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and heat with Embossing Gun.
Run the stamped piece through the Big Shot cutting it out with Apothecary Accents Framelit 
Run the Island Indigo CS through the Big Shot cutting it with the Chalk Talk Framelit .
Layer the stamped piece onto the Island Indigo piece, add  Dimensional to the back and add piece over the banner piece.

Card #3 Santa's List

Score and fold Very Vanilla card base in half.
Run the Very Vanilla CS piece through the Big Shot centering the Circle Framelit  on it.
Run the Real Red CS piece through the Big Shot, use the Very Vanilla piece to center the next larger Circle Framelit.
Re-run the Very Vanilla CS piece through the Big Shot in the Pretty Print embossing Folder.
Center the Santa on the card base and stamp with Real Red Ink.
Layer the Real Red CS piece on the card base then layer with the Very Vanilla CS piece.

So this is my start on Christmas Cards I hope they have given you some ideas. Now it is time to hop on over to Gail's

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Sassy Salutations for Today's Card Buffet

This is a card choice from today's Card Buffet. Drop in by 4 pm and make 8 cards for $16. 14 designs to choose from.

·         Score and fold card base in half.
·         Layer the Elegant Eggplant CS on card base.
·         Layer onto the Wisteria Wonder CS the Shimmery White CS piece and the DSP piece,
·         Punch the Wisteria Wonder CS strip with the Scallop Edge Punch, cover the seam with punched piece. Add to the card base.
·         Stamp phrase of choice from Sassy Salutations in Elegant Eggplant onto the Shimmery White CS.
·         Use two Glue Dots to add butterfly to card.  Add Rhinestone Jewels to the butterfly.

             Yes I CASEd my friend Kathe for this card!


Thursday, November 7, 2013


Here is one of the cards that can be made at Saturday's Card Buffet.
  • The card base is Whisper White.
  • Run a 4" x 5 1/4" Strawberry Slush CS through the Big Shot cutting it with a Deco Label Framelit. 
  • On a strip of Vellum CS stamp the sentiment from Sassy Salutations in Bermuda Bay. Wrap it around the Strawberry Slush piece and adhere to the card base.
  • Stamp the monster on a piece of Watercolor Paper with Stazon. Color it with Markers (colors used Pool Party, Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay and Blushing Bride) Run the image through the Big Shot cutting it with the smallest Deco Label Punch. Add Dimensionals to the back of image and add it to the card base. 
Fast and easy, my kind of card! The Stamp Set isn't in the catalog so here is the ordering info.

$14.95 US 134972
$17.95 CA 134972

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Card Buffet

Saturday November 9th
$16 for 8 cards choose from 14 designs.
Make 1 of 8 different cards or 8 of 1 card or any combination you like. Have extra time? extra cards are $2 each. Everything is prep for you so come stamp and put your cards together. 
Stamping will start at 7 am with the latest arrival time of 4 pm. So leave the kids with Dad or get a sitter and come spend a couple of hours creating. Bring a friend and get a prize! 
and more!