Monday, November 30, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
That's right, not a single stamp on this one! Well, it's still a paper crafting card. I had to try these paper tole card kits from Docrafts in the UK. They're so stinkin' adorable, I couldn't resist. Now, I thought these would be like some of the other paper tole papers I've seen before, with a bunch of the same images that you have to cut out yourself, and then layer them. I was expecting these to be a lot of work! But no--they're precut! All you have to do is punch them out carefully, stack them with sticky foam tape and make a card with the finished image.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
I have never done one of these before, but I have seen the tutorials on SCS. It involved acetate, foam tape, measuring, cutting, layering, glitter or flocking scattering everywhere.... NOT for me, lol! I loved the idea of shaker cards, just not the work involved. SO, when I saw these new shake it 'pouches' Impression Obsession came out with, I danced with joy! What an awesome idea to make these cards soooo much easier!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I decided to try a different card again, this time it's a Joy Fold card. The little 'Peace' medallion on the bottom left holds the folded image closed. It's very pretty, but I don't think I will be making many of them. I really can't see the recipient (that is not a cardmaker) being able to figure it out without tearing it somehow, LOL.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
I just can't get enough of these pudgy little bears. I love their sweet little faces and rounded tummies! I HATE that I can't get the stamps easily here in the US! lol. Although I have found a couple of auctions that were willing to ship to me, yay! I don't know why I always fall for the hard-to-get stamps. I remember it started with Magnolia before anyone even knew what they were, I had to wait weeks to get my first ones! Then there were the Rachelle Ann Miller stamps first put out by Ladybug and Friends (I think) that were only available in Europe. Thank goodness her adorable illustrations quickly grew popular and a couple of other stamp companies started manufacturing them.
I used the lovely, lovely retired (surprise, I go for all the retired DSP's too!) Wintergreen papers from Stampin Up. Love the colors!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Short and sweet, thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Stampavie, Papertrey Ink
Ink: Vivid, Perfect Match
Paper: PTI, Imaginisce, Stardream, The Paper Co.
Accessories: Red grosgrain ribbon, colored pencils, OMS, Liquid Glass, Stickles, Uchida clever lever snowflake punch, brad
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Oh gosh, doesn't your heart just melt looking at this adorable snow angel from Whipper Snapper? Mine does! She is BIG! There was entirely too much white paper behind her when I cropped it into a typical rectangle, covering up all that delish Basic Grey patterned paper, so I just gave in and cut her out.
Stamps: Whipper Snapper, PTI
Ink: Vivid, Adirondack
Paper: Heavenly White, Bristol vellum, Basic Grey, Stardream
Accessories: Nestabilities, EK Success edger punch, colored pencils, OMS, Stickles, satin ribbon, PTI button/twine
Monday, November 9, 2009
Oh, and I made this card for the Stampavie design team call. Try, try again! Wish me luck!
Thanks for looking!
Stamps: Stampavie, PTI sentiment
Ink: Memento, SU
Paper: Heavenly White, Cosmo Cricket, PTI, SU
Accessories: McGill Label punch, SU scallop punch, Copics, colored pencils, OMS, Flower soft, Liquid Glass, Prima Flowers, pearl, brown satin ribbon
Not much to say today, being Monday, ugghhh... Hope your's isn't too bad.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Stampin Up, PTI sentiment
Ink: SU, Adirondack, Perfect Match
Paper: SU, PTI
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels & Nestabilities, sheer white ribbon, Martha Stewart tag punch, silver cord, Flower Soft, Stickles
Sunday, November 8, 2009
If you've read a couple of my posts when I make these notebooks, you'll know that I haven't made one for myself yet, even though I desperately need one! Well, I finally made one that suits me to a tee! And I'm going to make myself use it even though it's too pretty, LOL. I use a lot of lists for grocery shopping, so I made a double notebook. The template from Nichole Heady's blog makes it sooooo easy, no measuring, you just print it out on your cardstock, make a few cuts, score, and that's it! Actually, I don't print it directly on my cardstock anymore, wastes too much paper, and you have twice as many cuts. So I printed one onto heavy cardstock, cut it out and use that to trace onto my cardstock. This way, I can line it up to two sides of the paper, eliminating two cuts, and save some paper, as well.
Paper: SU, PTI
Friday, November 6, 2009
Now onto the card...
This card was one of those 'happy accidents' I have every once in a while. I started playing with Papertrey Ink's new Giga Guide Lines set, making a background paper on kraft cardstock, then another coordinating pattern paper with Beyond Basic Borders. I fully intended to make this a PTI card, but somehow I ended up coloring these adorable children gazing out the window from Eat Cake Graphics and just had to use it immediately!
Of course I had to put Liquid Glass over the window panes, cut them out and popped them up with foam tape. Some Polar White Flower Soft and the effect is amazing. I am loving this card! All in all there was a LOT of stamping on this card, more than usual, but worth it, no?
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Check out all the other DT ladies blogs for more wreath inspiration:
If you would like to participate in today's challenge for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate, head over to the Impression Obsession blog for all the details.
I chose to use 'Leaf Wreath' for today's challenge. I needed a break from all things Christmas just for a very short while. The sentiment is also IO, 'Give Thanks'.
I colored this one up very quickly using a Tombow blender pen dipped in Adirondack ink. I added some dimension to the large berries with Liquid Glass, and some sparkly Stickles to the the smaller clusters of berries.
Thanks for stopping by, have a great day everyone!
Stamps: Impression Obsession
Ink: Distress, Adirondack
Paper: Bo Bunny, PTI, The Paper Company. Stardream
Accessories: Fiskars border punch, striped ribbon from Strano Designs, Liquid Glass, Stickles, PTI button, Tombow blender pen
Monday, November 2, 2009
Anyway, I've been making these little shopping list notebooks to match the card, just because it's fun, and I love 'em! I have yet to make myself one. Just the other day while baking cookies I remembered I needed a couple of things from the store so I ran around the house trying to find a scrap of paper to jot it down before I forgot. Well, I couldn't find one in time, got distracted, and never did make that list. I must make one for me!
Thanks for looking, try to have a happy Monday!
Stamps: Forever Friends, JustRite
Ink: Memento, Distress, Perfect Match
Paper: Creative Imaginations, PTI, Stardream
Accessories: Martha Stewart scallop punch, Nestabilities, McGill circle punch, ribbon, button, Flower Soft, colored pencils, OMS, Copics