Wednesday, December 31, 2008
You can see the layers better on this side view here. It's a fun technique and really adds dimension to your stamped image!
This cute little dragon holding his own little card (there is a stamped card in his hand - but I added this real little card!) is from H&M Stamps My Favorite Velentine set .
We've just had a snowstorm here today - leaving about 8" of the fluffy white stuff! Happy New Year Everyone!
All of you bloggers have made this past year an exciting happy one for me and I look forward to continuing our friendships into 2009!!
Stamps: My Favorite Velentine: H&M Stamps
Paper: white PTI, bazzill green, rose red, pretty in pink: SU
Ink: Onyx Black versafine
Accessories: heart punch, ribbon from H&M Stamp Co, Martha stewart edge punch, foam dimensionals
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Paper: so saffron, bravo burgundy, handsome Hunter:, DP: SU, White: PTI
Ink: onyx black versafine, so saffron: SU
Accessories: argyle cuttlebug folder, foam dimensionals, glue dots, sponge, oval punch: SU, Prismacolor markers, heart nestabilities, fern punch: martha stewart, google eyes, grosgrain ribbon
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Paper: watercolor paper, plum pudding: PTI, basic black: SU
Ink: onyx black versafine, plum pudding: PTI, reinkers - Lavender Lace, Lovely lilca: SU
Accessories: foma dimensionals, word window punch: SU, aquapainter, sticky pearls, clear embossing powder, hot gun, distresser
From the back left to right, Nate, Kent & Julia, Josh, Marcia & Bob and Greg. Front Row left to right: April (engaged to Josh), Christie (my niece, married Nate) and Katie (my other niece, engaged to Greg). Kent is my DH, Josh is my DS, and Marcia is my sister (Bob is her DH) - got all that??!!
And these are my canine grandchildren - Roscoe and Daisy Mae - the basset hound children of Josh and April!
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend - thanks for dropping by today!
Saturday, December 27, 2008
I stamped the dots on the Ballet Blue card stock with Brilliance Pearlescent yellow ink using the dots stamp from Polka Dot Basics by PapertreyInk. I layered my flowers and connected them with a brad. The sentiment is a rub on by Deja Views. All of these items I have had in my stamping room for quite some time - especially the ribbon that I've had for over a year and I think this is the first time I've pulled it out.
My new years resolution (starting with this card!) is to try and use all the 'stuff' I already have in my stamping room before buying new 'stuff'! I don't know how long this resolution will last - as all the Stamp companies keep coming up with such CUTE stamps that I just NEED to have - and I don't know how strong I am - but I'm really going to try!! How many of you are with me???!!
I appreciate your coming by today!
Stamps: Polka Dot basics: PTI
Paper: Ballet Blue: SU, White: PTI
Ink: Archival Brilliance Pearlescent yellow
Accessories: many thanks rub on: Deja Views, corner rounder, ribbon: Michaels, flowers: flower fusion: SU, Petaloo, and unknown, glue dots
Friday, December 26, 2008
Stamps: Eatern Blooms: SU
Paper: white: PTI
Ink: Denim, Sunset Orange, cloudy blue: Adirondacks
Accessories: foam dimensionals, labels One Spellbinders, gold ice stickles, thanks folder - Cuttlebug
I'm still receiving wonderful Christmas cards in the mail from my SCS and blogging buddies.
And isn't it funny how the colors on this next one from Anne (itsapassion)uses almost the same exact colors?! I love the beautiful embossed image and added jewels on this - and the velvet ribbon is just wonderful!
I received this last card a while ago from Anne as a thank you card - could you guess that she used a piece of wallpaper as the background on this?!? See her story here.
Thanks so much for coming by today!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
I made this card for the Split Coast Ways to Use It Challenge that Alli hosted this week Her challenge was to create words with a mixture of letters and images
My card also covers the Double Dare Challenge I do with some SCS friends. Joan Ervin's challenge this week was to make a card full of flowers - to get that feeling of spring going (even though winter has really only just begun!) I stamped the THANK from the Papertray set by PTI then used epoxy letters for the y and u - and I stamped the flower from the same PTI set for the o. The sparkly flower designer paper is by Imaginisce.
You can see the other spring challenge cards here.
I'm off from work until Monday and my plan is to get some sleeping, stamping, cleaning and exercising done (at least a LITTLE of each !?!) notice eating is conspicuously absent from this list?!?!?
Stamps: Papertray: PTI
Paper: baja breeze, pretty in pink: SU, Ripe avocado, Vintage cream: PTI, DP Imaginesce Fairest of them all
Ink: baja breeze: SU, onyx black versafine
Accessories: 1/4 hole punch, 3/8 hole punch, epoxy letters: Target, foam dimensionals, ribbon: twill ripe avocado PTI
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Paper: Cameo Coral, So Saffron: SU, White & Guidelines Collection DP: PTI
Ink: Plum Pudding: PTI
Accessories: star punch, foam dimensionals, ribbon: Berry Sorbet saddle stitched: PTI, Spellbinders Labels One
Paper: white: PTI, more mustard: SU, Metallic foil board: Grafix
Ink: more mustard: SU
Accessories: basketball word stickers: Paper house :Michaels, sponge, foam dimensionals, Spider Web and Mesh Cuttlebug folders, Celtics logo: from website, foam basketball (Michaels)
Inside she wrote her own little poem about the economy being so bad and postage so costly and how she decided making a card with no ribbons, brads or bows but just Santa inverted in the chimney and showing his toes would be the cost saving answer (it's a super funny rhyming ditty but I felt I shouldn't write out the whole thing - it being her own creation etc!)
And one final picture of our Christmas tree this year - it's an artificial one but I think it looks very real - it's new this year. After ALWAYS having a real tree and HATING fake trees - the cost of the real ones and the fact that they usually don't even have the wonderful pine smell anymore since they are cut so long before we purchase them - I finally succumed and bought this - and I LOVE it! and if I light my Yankee pine candle - you'd swear it was real - I keep telling DH - don't forget to water the tree!!! LOL~!!!
Monday, December 22, 2008
Paper: white: PTI, Certainly Celery: SU, DP Cosmo Cricket Hellow Sunshine Paper pad
Ink: Onyx black versafine, so saffron, certainly Celery: SU
Accessories: sponge, copics, prismacolor markers, spellbinders double ended tags, ribbon: PTI ripe avocado double stitched, flowers unknown, brass brads, foam dimensionals
And finally I just have to share these wonderful Christmas cards I have received from some of my blogging/Split Coast Stamper friends.
This lovely layered flower one is from Helen (misshelenstamps)
I love this punched fern wreath from Anne (jdmommy)
How cute are these little Santa's on this card from Jami (SgtStamper)
This gorgeous silhouette bird with the lovely shimmery ribbon is from Carolyn (snowmanqueen)
Danielle (DPKennedy) sent this lovely card in browns with the regal deer head
Another card using browns and snowflakes was sent by Dawn (Stampinscotsgirl)
And I just love the colors of the DP and pretty stamps used on this one from LeAnne (LeAnne Pugliese)And last, but not least! this pretty warm wishes coffee pot card so beautiful in it's simplicity! from Amy (Craftee)
Thanks so much for stopping by - Christmas is coming!!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
I was inspired by these images because I knew my Doodlebug Factory stamps were PERFECT for this!
Paper: summer sunrise, white: PTI
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, summer sunrise: PTI
Accessories: sponge, yellow flock, zig glue pen, foam dimensionals, star punch, heart punch, oval punch, copics, sequins
I get these great little boxes from Clearbags.com. The stamps are from the My Punny Valentine set by Papertrey Ink. The ribbon is from PTI also. I used Naturals Ivory and More Mustard card stock from Stampin Up. Inside I just tucked a square of green tissue paper.
And you can see the Sugar & Spiced nuts (Recipe by Denise) tucked inside. This will be included in a bag of treats I'm giving some friends.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Paper: vintage cream, ripe avocado: PTI
Ink: Ripe Avocado, dark chocolate: PTI
Accessories: wooden sled, acrylic red paint, matt spray finish, foam dimensionals, glue dots, rope twine: SU, red and clear dew drops, real red striped grosgrain ribbon, SU
My second project for this challenge is a box for a mini loaf of bread (5 1/2 x 3 x 2)You can see the tutorial for this on Mary Jo's blog: All you need is one piece of card stock and some designer paper. They are super easy to put together and make a little loaf of banana bread look like a super classy gift!
Paper: Always artichoke, purely pomegranate, very vanilla: SU, DP: wassail Basic Grey
Ink: Always artichoke
Accessories: Score pal, Martha Stewart lacy punch, circle punches, satin ribbon, tacky tape
Paper: CD envelope, Pure Poppy & White: PTI
Ink: Pure Poppy: PTI
Accessories: dotted satin ribbon: PTI, nestability plain circle, Marvy Scalloped circle punches
And here is a parting shot of my house - where we are presently having our first major snow storm of the season. Can you see the snow blurring by the window on the right? There are lights on the swag on the fence and around the front door - and they look so pretty with the darkening night and the snowfall! It's predicted we'll have a foot of snow by morning.
I hope I've inspired you with my little crafts - thanks so much for stopping by today!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Next up - I made these delicious Oatmeal raizin cookies from a recipe I found last year in Martha Stewart's magazine. The article also showed how to use window CD envelopes to make each cookie a little present in itself! I decorated mine using the Mazel Tov stamp set from Papertrey Ink. I embossed the image with silver embossing powder and then colored the candles with Copics. The framing scalloped circles were punched using Marvy punches.
Oh!! and check this out - Spellbinders is looking for new Design Team Members they have some super perks if you make the cut! (is that a pun?!) I just love all the nestabilities and spell binder dies don't you!? I used the Labels one die on the rum cake packaging just above.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Now I can take a few deep breaths - relax a little - eat some supper and move onto my other projects hopefully in a calm peaceful manner!!!
Hope you have a quiet relaxing night too!
Stamps: Tree: Stamp Oasis, Peace: PTI Rustic Branches
Paper: white: PTI, Night of Navy, Basic Grey: SU
Ink: Baja breeze, kiwi kiss, not quite navy
Accessories: sponge, foam dimensionals, swiss dots folder, cuttlebug
Sunday, December 14, 2008
You can see the other Double Dare New Years cards here.
Paper: Grey Bazzill, White: PTI, Basic Black & DP: SU
Ink: onyx black versafine, embossing pad
Accessories: silve EP, hot gun, foam dimensionals, circle punches
Paper: Ballet Blue: SU
Ink: embossing pad
Accessories: silver EP, 1/4" dowel, 1/4 " hole punch, silver ribbon: PTI, tacky tape