Thursday, December 31, 2009

Let it snow...

As this year comes to a close, soft snowflakes are falling here. I thought of the Trevor from CC Stamps and decided to try a guy card. Our son and his wife have come and gone back home again. We visited one of her favorite stores, REI during their time here and I saw the cutest hats for little boys and girls, along with the tiniest cross country skis. This was my card making result.I made use of my favorite Recollections paper, Salt. It looks like snow. I sponged it using Color Box White to lighten the background. Paper was torn to create a small 'hill' and the stamped and colored image was torn to continue the scene.Taupe grosgrain ribbon was added to anchor the card. The corners of the paper were cut with a circle punch to finish up the card along with the words Let it Snow .

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Gift from afar

I got a lovely parcel from a stamping friend in Australia. It was filled with a collection of treasures. Thanks ever so much Jacqui!

Monday, December 28, 2009

May all your dreams...

I thought this would be a wonderful New Year's card... with the new year full of promise and unexplored adventures!This card was made from BG , scraps, a flower, and a brad with a tough of gelly roller pen.I used craft scissors to cut by following the pattern on the BG paper, then attached it to matching paper from the same pack.
Card details:
Cardstock: Bazzill-White, DP-Basic Grey-Wassail 6x6 pack,white scrap
Ink: Versacolor:Olive
Stamp:PSX(1995)May all your dreams come true.
Gelly Roller: purple
Prima Flower
Brad: unknown

Sunday, December 27, 2009

A birthday...

For a far away blogging friend. I am glad to be done with Christmas cards and eager to start anew.Here is a new card.The design is from Stamp,Scrap and Doodle Saturdays. They have great sketches to create from on their site.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

She loved it!

On Christmas Eve, Tracy got an early present... her stocking.Then Santa filled it nicely. Hope everyone had a nice one!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Look at this...

What beautiful material just right for a stocking for my daughter in law. My late aunt made stockings for each of us , first for Bob and I as wedding presents and then for each of the boys as they joined the family years ago. As this will be the first Christmas with our son and his wife at our home, we needed to have a stocking just right for her.I saw this beautiful material and with the help from my friend Pam... it is done.Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Celebrate, Celebrate

This is another quick card using leftover paper scraps, ink, and some Stickles with a MS Branch punch. The checked DP was from the scrapbox(unknown), while the strip of bright green(Bazzill)was edged with dark green ink. Copper Stickles were added to the darkest part of the DP pattern. The verse was added stamped on light Kraft paper, and the branches were inked lightly and glued gently to create a wreath. Raffia was used to create a bow.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Gift Cards

When I give gifts, I like to include a gift card to complete the package. I used this Gorguss Girl on some fun Holiday plaid paper(found at Big Lots in a package of 20 sheets for $2.00.)I love those good finds and especially in my limited splurging budget . I have made these for each of the gifts I am giving this year. Just some gold sheer ribbon for a bow, and more of those lovely snowflakes from the garland found at the Dollar Tree. The image was stamped in black and then a torn makeup sponge was used to edge the image in Old Olive. It almost looks like pine branches to me.A sage mini brad in the snowflake and it was done.
Card Details:
Cardstock :Bazzill-White
Inks:Vivid: Old Olive, Memento:Tuxedo black

P.S. Thanks for the kind comments. I am feeling better now. Have fun for yourself during this busy holiday time!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Allergies, Allergies

I have big time allergies and recently I have had some problems with a reaction to exposure to something. Sorry I haven't blogged in a few days but hope to be back soon. All I want to do is to sleep and rest in my free time.

Monday, December 14, 2009

All the seasons...

This is another quick card with the busy time of year upon us all.Just a Bazzill Kraft paper card, leftover DP scraps, a verse and a pretty poinsettia . The silk flower was from the Dollar Tree as part of a Poinsettia bush. I took the flower apart and used a brad to fasten it together again. I stamped the Rubberneck Stamps verse, in Sepia and added a touch of red on the heart. The DP has edges which were torn before it was glued together on to the kraft cardstock.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Merry Little Christmas

The Christmas play went well and my little angels were cute as usual this morning. Another job crossed off my list. I got another request for a Christmas card today so here is a quick one to make up fast. The snowgal stamp is from Firecracker Designs again. with a tiny SU stamp for the message on the front.A little sheer ribbon, and it is finished.
Card Details:
Cardstock:Bazzill-White, Kraft(scrap),DP: Recollections;Salt, unknown scrap
Ink: Memories-Sepia
Snowflake: Dollar Tree(from garland package)
Brad: Making Memories
Ribbon: May-lt. Blue sheer

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas Play Time

It has been a busy few days with school events and getting ready for the church play. I just help out with the practices and then with the preschoolers who sing a song during the play. Tomorrow is the big day so then I'll get back to posting on track again.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Oh Holey Night

What to do... the cute stamp set I got from Firecracker Designs created a challenge for me. I thought this would be my first try at it. Just layering cardstock , then stamping and coloring the images, along with MS pine punches . I added a Teresa Collins stamp in the corner and a bit of pretty ribbon. He is sweet but those whiskers are hard to cut out.
Card Details;
Cardstock: Bazzill-Sage,Cranberry, scrapbox items
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous,Firecracker Designs
Ink: Memories: Sepia
Ribbon:May-Chocolate Brown

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Santa Time

I visited my friend Gini and her daughter Karen, recently and among their stamps was a cute old fashioned Santa. Of course, I asked to stamp off a few images to make some cards. Using my new scraps from Sue and the stamped image(PSX vintage), plus a snip of the Graphic 45 (?) paper , markers to color it and a flower, and just a message inside . Mailbox, here it goes.
Card Details:
Cardstock: Bazzill-White, scrapbox
Brad:Making Memories

Monday, December 7, 2009

Papercrafting Night

Tonight is our monthly papercrafting night at church. Look at the kind gift I got from Sue! She has been saving strips of paper every time she uses her Cricut. I have loads of beautiful strips for my cards... Wow!Now more fun for me plus there is a second set also including some Designer Papers.My scrap box is overflowing with new possibilities.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Embrace the gift...

This saying is another one of my favorites. I found it again on an unmounted stamp in my storage box. I stamped it and after tearing the edges mounted it on Mulberry paper. Next, it was again mounted on a cream Bazzill card stock. The flowers were die cut from a Sizzlit set using a variety of pinks from the scrap box. A touch of ribbon and another note card set of six cards and envelopes was completed for a Christmas gift.
Card Details: Stamp: unknown
Ink: Memories-Black
Ribbon: Mays
Mulberry Paper: Olive(unknown)
Adhesive: K&Company

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Aah new stamps

The second stamp set of Firecracker Designs by Pamela that I bought recently is called "Oh Holey Night". It has a cute mouse which kind of reminds me of the Nutcracker ballet.There is Swiss Cheese and both Christmas and a Bright Blessings for the New Year verses among others included. Now that my big Church card order is finished... I can play, after I cut apart the stamp set.

Friday, December 4, 2009

At Last

I finally finished my orders for Christmas cards... Now I can deliver them to people on Sunday... It took me forever to finish them. I'll take a photo of my packaging and share the basket of cards. It wound up being closer to 50 cards. Now I can get back to creating my own! 8-)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sledding Emma

I used my Autumn Emma by CC Designs and made her into sledding Emma. I also used the sled from Firecracker Designs. I created a log for her to sit on next to the sled. The DP is from EKSuccess -Beach Bonanza but I thought the swirls looked like snow falling and with the Tulip Snow 3D Paint , made the scene more realistic.I added white brads to anchor the added panel in each of the corners.
Card Detail:
Cardstock:Bazzill-White,DP EK Success
Ink Memento:Tuxedo Black
Stamp:Printworks: Merry Merry Christmas
Brads: unknown

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Snowflake Cutie

This is another of the Gorguss Girls. A friend from church ordered one with the hair color of her granddaughter. It's is mounted on another strip of the Glimmer Mist paper I created with the Sunflower and Jazz Blue mixtures. The snowflake was cut by using a Nestibilitie die and the brad was from Bazzill as was the cardstock and accent pieces of paper.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Warm wishes

I got more Christmas card orders and this one is for fun "Christmasy" cards. I can't think of anything more fun than snow people. This set from Firecracker Designs is so adorable. I ordered it on the "Black Friday Sales Day"and it came today. Wowee service.
Card Details:
Cardstock:Bazzill-Kraft, White
Ink: Memento-Tuxedo Black,Vivid-Sky Blue
Ribbon: May Company-Hunter Sheer
Markers: Zig
Stamp:Inky Antics-Warm Wishes,Snowman Kisses

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Ooo Lovely Trims

I just couldn't wait to make a new card with my new batch of trims. This will be a thank you note to Elizabeth for the trims. I did have a bit of trouble getting the lace to lay flat. I will put it under a book with waxed paper to avoid any glue oozing. But I took a photo anyway to share.
Card Details:
Cardstock :Bazzill-Navy,Off White scraps,unknown DP from the scrapbox
Stamp: Sweet n'Sassy-#1060Snowflakes by Chris Dickerson
Punch:MS Snowflake 2008

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Pretty, Pretty Trims

These are some of the beautiful lace trims I received as a gift . I am so looking forward to using them as I'm ready to start something new. Thought it was so nice of my friend Elizabeth.First a friend, Gini, who creates beautiful crocket flowers and now another friend willing to share some of her special lace and trims with me. I am a lucky person thankful of the kind gestures of others.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Waiting, waiting...

I have been waiting for an order from a stamp company. I placed my small order about 20 days ago, but it never came. I emailed the owner the other day, and received info about it. It had been sent, and supposedly was returned to the post office due to no one being home to sign for the package. However, I did not receive any notice . Today... I got a final notice card. I went off to the Post Office and... they could not find my package.. after waiting about 40 minutes, the clerk returned to the counter and said, she was sorry, but could not locate it. I returned home, and my husband called the Post Office.About an hour later, the doorbell rang... and the package had turned up, and was quickly delivered . So be polite, but persevere and problems can be resolved.. that made my day.(I live outside Detroit in a town of 100,000-not a small place).Thank you Post Office.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Blessings to all!

Have a special Thanksgiving or just be thankful for those special people in your lives . Each day is a present to be opened and experienced. Happy Papercrafting to all!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Just trying...

I had a card order from someone who wanted this flower with this bear image with torn edges. ( bottom card). It just isn't working for me. but I will work on it more . I had shown her Prima flowers, Ponsettias, a verse with no flowers... but she liked this one. I will think about it and try other papers as accents . Gotta take a break! A few hours away from the card and a brand new idea popped into my head. Just love that "scrap box of treasures" I own filled with forgotten surprises.
I found a lovely patterned scrap , coordinating crochet flowers,rickrack,and brads. Another scrap to add a birthday message and Bruno Bear is all set. I'll see her today to find out if this will work for her recipient.(top card)
Card Details:
Ribbon: Wrights
Stamps: Whiff of Joy-Bruno Bear,StudioG:Happy Birthday to You
Ink: Mementos-Tuxedo Black
Brads: unknown
Crochet flowers by Gini
Scissors:Provo Craft

Monday, November 23, 2009

Whiff of Joy Santa Cooking

I 'm back.
I won this adorable Santa from a Blog Candy draw. He is so cute and will be perfect for special Christmas cards. This one is stirring up a merry little Christmas. A friend from church shared some of her special lace trims with me. Thanks Elizabeth! 8-)
Card Details:
Cardstock; Bazzill-Cranberry,Lt. Tan
Inks:Memento-Tuxedo Black,VersaMagic-red Brick

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sorry,I'm away...

I will not be posting for a few days...something has come up aside from completing my card orders and I will be back in a few days.
I did find something great at the Dollar Tree. Among the items on hooks on the wall in the Christmas area, I found these beautiful snowflakes.They were on a garland along with the diamond shapes. It was a quick separation of the large snowflakes since they are on spiral loops and now I have some beautiful shiny treasures. I'm sure I will come up with something for the rest of the garland. There are about 20 of those snowflakes on the garland for $1.00. Rush in to the store as they won't last long if you are tempted. I just love finding surprises. Happy crafting.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Busy, Busy

I helped at our church bazaar on Friday evening and all day on Saturday, as I have each year for over 20 years. It was fun as usual. I usually make a basket of cards to sell there as my donation along with baked items. I did that and decided to make a change as well. I made many sample cards and took orders on those samples. Well , I was successful and now have orders for 40 cards. All the money raised will be going towards mission work and restocking our food pantry. With the current economy in Michigan, there are a lot of families to help. The room I was in charge of also had beautiful wreaths, tabletop pieces, outdoor decor,hand painted candles and ornaments, fancy pins,and tree ornaments. I heard at church yesterday that my area sold $700.00 alone. I was so busy and I am happy that I was able to help once again. It is such a fun time to spend with our church family and visitors alike.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thankful for Friends Faith Blog Hop

Hello from Simple Things in Life and also a big
Welcome to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine's A Faith Perspective Thankful for Friends Faith Blog Hop. Today, we're out in force on the internet -- showing our faith and giving the glory to God. United, we stand as Christian paper crafters and blog owners to make a presence on the internet for all to see. We're celebrating the theme of friends and we're happy to share our projects with you based on the verse:

"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. " Ecc4:9-10a
If you're just joining in on the fun, you can find the start of the train here:

First, we would like to take a moment to thank our generous co-sponsors: Layers of Color Stamps, Gina K Designs Stamps and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. Together with Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, these companies have donated some wonderful prizes for today's blog hop.
Prizes? Oh, yeah! There will be three lucky grand prize winners for today's event.
To enter, simply hop to the blogs of all of the participating staff members of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, take note of the staff member's name, and leave a comment on their posts. Then send us an email at listing each of the staff members who participated in today's hop. It's that easy. All entries must be received by Monday, November 16, 2009 at 12 noon, EST and three winners will be randomly chosen to win.
What are the prizes?
One $100 gift certificate from Layers of Color Stamps AND a 6 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.
One basket of goodies -- four stamp sets from Gina K Designs and a 6 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.
One set of digital stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and a 3 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine .
My card at the top of the blog; includes this grace:For health and strength and daily bread,we praise Thy name, Oh Lord!That stamp is from Inky Antics and works so well with this Gorgess Girl Angel and her Bear Angel.
It is one of my favorite graces before a meal. Have a blessed day one and all.
Your next stop on the hop is:
37. Stephanie Wright
I can't wait to see what she is ready to share with us.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Trying out an ...

A different Card... but not ready for a showing....
Plus this weekend is our church's Holiday Bazaar and I have been baking up a storm!Oh well, there is always tomorrow...
This one is another of those Gorguss Girls. I went for a shabby chic look. With The Labels 3 Nestabilities and gorgeous BG paper... Just an olive green Prima flower... and a brad... and she is done.

Card Details:

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Snowflake Gal

This cute gal is another of those adorable Sugarplums Emmas by CCDesigns. She was colored with markers and cut out.The DP is by Recollections/Michael's. This one is Mom's Diner-Salt. It is perfect fit for wintry cards in my mind. Snowflakes were punched from Spellbinders Snowflake Wonders set in white cardstock and sponged with ink . A greeting was stamped and edged with ink. Finally, a silver sheer ribbon was added.
Card details:
Cardstock: Bazzill-Denim,scrap of White,DP- Recollections/Michaels -Salt
Stamps:CCDesigns-Emma Autumn, unknown verse
Inks;Color Box Chalk Ice Blue,Ancient Page-Stone Grey
Ribbon:Mays-Sheer Grey

Monday, November 9, 2009

Bird and Butterfly Time

It's time for another birthday person in my life. This one is going off to someplace nice and warm so I thought, Birds and Butterflies.A hole was punched into the from of the card, which allowed for 4 smaller square punches to fit inside.I have an Inkadinkado set with a bunch of a kind of inchies stamps. Using 4 different inks ,each were stamped ,then mounted on foam to elevate each separately.A swirl flourish stamp was used in the corner, and then the words stamped at the bottom.Finally a flower was glued to the upper left corner ,and enhanced with distressed Ink brushed over top.
Card Details:
Inks:ColorBox Chalks-Teal,Pale Salmon,Peach,Olive,Memories:Port Red
Punches:2 1/2 square,1 1/2 square
Flower: unknown, from the scrapbox

Sunday, November 8, 2009

It's another Gorguss Girl

This is another girl that I received in a swap. She is so sweet and I thought it would look nice in my favorite Kraft with a hint of pink. She is colored with Zig Markers, and then edged with Distress Ink and matted with pink DP before placing the image on the cardstock. An Autumn gem was glued on her dress and crochet flower was added in the corner with a brad. Isn't she sweet!
Card Details:
The Paper Company:Kraft,white image,Provo Craft- pink DP
Crochet Flowers by Gini
Gem :Michaels
Ink:Distress Ink-Antique Linen

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Snowflakes are...

I just love this saying from Sweet n' Sassy Stamps. It is from a great set called "Snowflakes" by Chris Dickinson. I got it last year and have been looking forward to making more cards using those variety of snowflakes.I also used a die from my Spellbinders Snowflake Wonder set. I have been seeing lots of unique snowflakes so I decided to make some in pink. Can't beat that Kraft paper with anything holiday or wintry.I punched out some snowflakes and glimmer misted still others.A thin bow and ... done. Friends of ours just moved from tropical Singapore to Oslo, Norway for work and have already had some snow! This is in their honor.
Card Details:
Cardstock:The Paper Company-Kraft,C0-ordinations-Pink
Ink:Memories-Port Wine
Glimmer Mist:-Cherub Pink
Brads:JoAnn's Essentials:Pewter Snowflakes
Ribbon:Offry-Sheery Yours-White

Friday, November 6, 2009

Christmas Card Swap

Another group I am a member of is doing a Christmas card exchange.We create a card for a new friend and send it off as a surprise. At this soon to be hectic time of year, taking a bit to do something nice for someone is fun. Hope she likes it. My Hero is one of the cutest snowman stamps, and even though I have had it for a while, it is still a favorite of mine.
Card Details:
Cardstock:The Paper Company -Kraft,white,black scraps
Stamps:Printworks-My Hero,SU-Poinsettia,unknown-There is
Ink: Memento:Tuxedo Black
Stickles: Diamond,Distressed Stickles-Peeled Paint

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A card for...Noah

Today I got an email from a friend asking me to send a card to a seriously ill 5 year old child right here in Michigan named Noah. This little guy is having an early Christmas this weekend because they don't know about next week for him , let alone next month. ... Even Santa will be stopping by for a quick visit. I enjoy cardmaking but sometimes it's had to come up with the right card for the occasion. I thought good old Grizz would bring a smile to his face, I even gave Grizz painted toenails. I think the little one will like it. Prayers to him and his family.(Update-he was even on the local TV news today!)
Card Details:
Cardstock: Bazzill-White, scrap of red, DP-Basic Grey
Stamps: Stamps by Judith-Grizz, SU-Warmest Wishes,Christmas Foliage
Inks:Memento-Tuxedo Black,Versamagic-Jumbo Java
Stickles:Black Diamond,Diamond
Pop Dots:for dimension under words

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Change of plans...

I had a card all set for today but got a emergency call for a sympathy card. I finished the card I had been working on and popped it into the mail. Sometimes one just needs to do that. I hope the card will give the family some comfort during these difficult days for them.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Another Christmas card

I finally pulled out the Christmas stamps box. For this card, I used an oldie,PSX Reindeer. It's a classic and I tried to change from the predictable colors. The card was sponged with turquoise, with the reindeer in classic sable brown. The stars just colored bold gold but I may go back and add some Stickles to make them twinkle. Just a ribbon bow, and the card was complete.
Card Details:Cardstock-Bazzill -white
Ribbon:Mays-Shimmer White
Markers: Zig

Monday, November 2, 2009

Papercrafting Night

We had our monthly papercrafting group meeting at church tonight and one of the members surprised us with an Apple project. She has a Cricut machine and had cut out apples for us along with the word apples to make use of on our page designs. This is how I used some of the items.I'll put some of the photos from our trip to the orchard to finish it up.I think I will add some more to the pages, but it was nice she organized this for us.Thanks Sue!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Another Gorgess Girl

This card is for a birthday girl who is turning 7.Her favorite colors are purples and pink and since she was born during pumpkin season, I included one too. I used another stamped image from a recent swap and added a stamp and inked edges of the image. The Hi was cut with a Cuttlebug die set. Some BG paper, a ribbon tie,a touch of purple Stickles and it is done.
Card Details:
Cardstock: Bazzill-Lavender,BG-Eva, scrap-grey
Stamp:Flower Box-Pumpkin
Cuttlebug Die: Olivia Alphabet set
Ribbon: Purple-green(unknown company)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Snowflake Princess

I was lucky that I received some stamped images of Gorgess Girls in a recent swap with a friend. I decided that this one, would be great as a Fairy Snow Princess. I colored her in with my Zig markers and thought it would look good to try the ticket look and punched corners of the image with a 1/2inch circle punch.Next the entire edgeof the stamped image was inked and a snowflake was cut and inked as well. A hole was punched to allow for a matching brad and the card stock was glued to the designer paper and to the card.
Card Details:
Cardstock;Bazzil-White, DP-Recollections(Mom's Diner-Salt)
Ink:Versamagic-Turquoise Gem
Spellbinders:Snowflake Wonder die

Friday, October 30, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

As I drove home from school today, I passed several pumpkin patches. It is the end of the season and the fields are nearly clear of those beautiful results.I thought that I would make a card to remember all the gifts from the lowly pumpkin-beautiful flowers during its growing time, then the pumpkin with its treats.The pumpkin can be used in soups,pasta dishes,pies,breads, muffins,cookies,and finally the seeds after baking are a delicious snack.
Card Details:
Cardstock:Bazzill-Cream,DP -unknown,Brown scrap
Ink: Memento-Brown,Versamagic-Gingerbread
Stamps:Memory Box-Pumpkin,Verve-All the flowers...
Brad:Making Memories
Stickles:Distressed-Peeled paint
Pencils:Bruynzeel Designs
Spellbinders:Poseabilities,Flower Creations3

Cute stamps I noticed while blogging:

Marianne @mariannescraft' showed Lili of the Valley fairies Stamps...on her blog. Check it out...

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Busy Day...

I volunteer three days a week in my friend's Preschool classroom and as you can imagine,this week is exciting for the children. Tomorrow is our Dressup Day and everyone is expected to dressup differently. I am not a sewing person so I opted for something simple... wearing my pajamas and robe with my hair up in clips...I'm going to be Ms. Wakeup. I found a brand new pink striped robe at the church rummage sale for $2.00 and wearing leggings and a t-shirt with my furry slippers completes my ensemble. Not fancy but doable.
I am finishing up on my treats for the 60 children... bookmarks I stamped and colored with a cute pumpkin. I think they will like them .So please excuse no card for today!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Way...

I just love this quote by Vincent Van Gogh. "The way to know life is to love many things".When I found it on a stamp, it made me very happy. I have used it several times on cards but never tire of it. With all the leaves in our area falling from the trees, I thought of the many gifts we take for granted in our everyday life. As I rake the never ending leaves(at least it sure seems like that), I wonder how each one turns just a slightly different shade and enjoy watching them gently drift to the ground.
Card Details:
Cardstock:Bazzill-Olive,Scarlet; scraps from the box for the verse and punched leaves
Punches;Marvy-Maple Leaf, Family Treasure-Maple Leaf(each leaf was inked with Distress Inks)
Inks:Distress Ink-Spiced Marmelade,Antique Linen,Mementos-Charcoal
Stamp:Stampin Up

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Mushroom Time

While on an ink refill run today, I scanned the paper shelves at Michaels. I noticed that they now have their own brand of papers. Since I have that new Messy Rabbit -Mushroom stamp set, I was seeking something to go with it. Recollections actually has a paper covered with MUSHROOMS. Now, I don't really know how practical this would be normally but it worked out great in this instance.I think he looks great amidst the mushrooms.Just a punch of lighter Kraft paper and a stamped message plus a bit of Hemp cord and it was done

Monday, October 26, 2009

New Technique

I noticed recently that several people on their blogs,tried using Tim Holtz Distress Ink with a mister to create unique backgrounds. This is one of the result I achieved.First ,a variety of Distress Inks were applied to white cardstock. Next, a mini mister sprayed a bit of plain water and the magic started. The colors blended and mixed together. After allowing the paper to dry(on waxed paper),two stamps were used for an image and verse. Next, using the largest of the QuicKutz Nesting Squares, the paper was run through the Cuttlebug. Scraps of coordinating papers were used as accents to pull the card together with ribbon details on one side.A little Stickles for the flower heads, some ribbon and a flower and it was done.
Card Details:
Cardstock:Bazzill-White,scraps of Lt. Olive Green and Burnt Cranberry
Inks:Memento:Green, Distress Ink-Antique Linen, Spiced Marmalade, and Worn Lipstick
Stamps:Hero Arts
Die:QuicKutz-Nesting Squares
Glue Dots:WackyTac

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Messy Rabbit Stamp

I received the cutest rabbit in a swap the other day. I made him into an Autumn card great for just saying hello. He is from Joanna Sheen LTD in England . The card includes a lovely DP plaid(unknown )and some edge punching. The image was stamped with ink and colored with markers. A bit of looped ribbon and a stamped leaf image (from a swap)along with some tiny leaf punches, enhanced with a touch of Distress Ink and sponging of some sky .Of course I had to include a crochet flower by Gini with a brad to finish off the card.
Card Details:Cardstock -White,scrap Olive Green,DP unknown
Stamp:Messy Rabbit-Mushroom
Inks:Memories-Sepia, Distress Ink-Spiced Marmalade,Vivid-Sky Blue
Ribbon:Offray-Olive Green looped
Fiskars:Threading Water

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Halloween Card from far away

I received a great card from a friend far away. Lyn made me a Gorgess Girls card to celebrate the big Halloween fun. They are super cute images(and represent her two little cuties) and she even made some cute 3- d candy corn on the card all glittery and adorable. She also included lots of paper crafting treats which I will be using real soon. Just can't wait to ink up the adorable Autumn Messy Rabbit! Thanks again Lyn. You were super kind!

Friday, October 23, 2009

New Emma

My new Emma stamp came from, thanks to a gift certificate. I ordered Autumn Emma who is one of the Sugar Plums stamps from CC Designs. I watercolored her and she is not quite dry yet. I have her sitting on a stack of hay next to a pumpkin.

I did receive the Christmas card I won from Amy L @Amy's Paper Romance(formerly Amy's Paper the Your Next Stamp new release blog hop. It's a beauty and so worth the wait. Thanks again Amy!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

So thoughtful

I'm still using every last bit of that gorgeous Debbie Mumm Quilt Top paper that I found in my paper file. Today, the Distress ink came out both the stamp the sayings and to do some edging and distressing on the cards.The card on the bottom was using direct to paper with the Spiced Marmalade ink to change the background from taupe to a mellow goldenrod.The card on the top was using that Debbie Mumm paper and has just a hint of the ink located towards the bottom of the card and around the words edged with Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade. Sheer gold Mays ribbon were used on each of the cards. I'm thinking about creating more for small gifts for friends.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Happy Hello

While reading my emails today, I noticed an update from Maria Bell. She has some of the best tutorials ever. I decided to try her latest called Tag Holder. Check out her blog: for the directions and pattern details.Here is my version.I found a piece of Debbie Mumm's Quilt Top paper in my stash... I used Bazzill Kraft paper for my folder and scraps of white and brown papers for trims. It was stamped with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and edged around the Hero Arts phrase. Ribbon was added underneath the crossbar to secure the three pocket folder together. Inside are three tags with messages or the pockets could be used to hold gift cards .

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Polka Dot Pink

Now this card is not my typical one. I received some stamped images in a swap and this one was one of them. I assumed it is from the Greeting Farm but I couldn't determine what her name really might be. But, she is cute and I thought it might be a good idea for one of my nieces for Christmas. She was colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gemsol plus Zig markers. The Die cuts were cut on my Cuttlebug(Olivia alphabet and Vintage sets).The flower was one I created by punching and then spraying and scrunching it up.The cardstock was from my scrap box .The brad is from Bazzill.