Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
There are tons of HOLIDAY items on sale at my business website from November 23rd through the 30th! You don't want to miss out! The bundles go really quick so take a minute to check and see if there are any items on sale that you've been wanting! Some things are discounted up to 50%!! Also, if you purchase $50 worth of goodies from the Holiday Gift Guide brochure, you can get a FREE Decor Elements piece - up to a $16.95 value! Just click on SHOP NOW under my name!! Go see!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
What do ya think?!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Warning: Shameless Plug...
So, I have this super crafty sister named Rebecca. She totally rocks and she has been my catalyst for everything crafty in my life! She makes the most amazing stuff!! And YOU can see it and buy it! Just head on over to her Etsy shop and check her out!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
These are the cards I designed for my $5 for 5 card demonstration Thursday night! (It's been a couple of Thursdays since I went but time just flies!...)
Basecard – Kraft CS 8 ½ x 5 ½, score @ 4 ¼
Pumpkin Pie CS 3 x 3
Kraft CS 2 ¾ x 2 ¾
(4) 1/8” circle punches of Pumpkin Pie CS as “brads”
Scrap piece of PP CS to stamp on
Give Thanks SU turkey stamp
Stamp on scrap cardstock in Versamark ink, then heat emboss with gold powder. Punch out image with SU scallop square punch.
Punch Kraft square with SU scallop border punch. Turn punch over to see the bottom of the punch, and put the cardstock in all the way and center it, then punch. Do this on the remaining three sides.
Adhere turkey square onto the Kraft square, and then adhere that onto the larger orange square and place on the upper half of the card. If you’d like, use the SU marker in Pumpkin Pie to do some “doodling” on the Kraft section.
Stamp the SU Wandering Words stamp on the lower half of card in Pumpkin Pie classic ink.
Cardinal Christmas Card:
White base card 8 ½ x 5 ½, scored at 4 ¼
Red designer paper, used for top note die cut
Black card stock, cut in scalloped oval
White/silver/confetti vellum, cut into oval, then use Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder
Scrap piece of white CS
Red modern label punch out
2 black brads
Red 1 ¾” circle punch, cut top off at an angle for body
Red 1 3/8” circle punch, cut in half, for lower half of wing
Red, 1 scallop circle punch, cut off 5 scallops, for upper half wing
Red, 2 word window punches, for tail feathers
Brown, Boho flower punch, two small scallops, for feet
Black, ½ WW punch, for eye area
Yellow, Triangle, beak
Adhere red DP top note on the center front of your base card. Adhere oval vellum on the black CS, then attach both on the center of the top note.
Assemble cardinal. Glue black word window punch where you want the eye area to be. Trim off excess along curve of circle punch. Use white gel pen to draw on eye. Glue scallop circle on top of the ½ circle punch, matching straight edges. Use pop dots to attach to body. Glue tail feathers (word window punches) on to the back of body. Glue on feet and beak.
Stamp “Merry Christmas” on scrap white CS from SU Teeny Tiny Wishes set. Punch out with word window punch and adhere to red modern label punch out. Trim with black brads and attach to card with pop dots.
Gold Foil Christmas Tree Card:
Soft Suede CS 8 ½ x 5 ½, scored at 4 ¼
Designer paper front 3 ¾ x 5 ¼
Designer paper inside trim, ¾ x 5 ½
Soft Suede polka dot ribbon 16 ½ “
Metallic gold foil, Cuttlebug Christmas tree folder, cut out tree
Adhere strip on the inside, right edge of card. Stamp “Merry Christmas” from the Holiday Best SU hostess set, on the inside of card. Use scallop border punch on the right side of the front card edge. Glue designer paper to front cover, centering on all edges. Attach ribbon on the left side of card. Using pop dots, attach embossed tree.
Mosaic Christmas Card:
Bashful blue card stock 8 ½ x 5 ½, scored at 4 ¼
Sticky paper 2 1/8 x 5 ½
Bashful blue designer paper, cut into random geometric shapes
Whisper white organza ribbon 9”
White cardstock scrap
Silver vellum, wide oval punch
Arrange designer paper pieces on sticky paper, giving even space between pieces. Trim edges to match sticky paper when finished. Put silver embossing powder on piece, then brush off excess off ds pieces. Heat emboss. Let cool a minute, then tie on ribbon at the top.
Use bashful blue classic ink to stamp on right side of card front, using SU Serene Snowflakes set. Glue on mosaic strip on the left side of card front. Stamp Season’s Greetings from SU Snow Swirled set, then punch out with scalloped oval punch. Adhere scallop punch to silver vellum punch. Use pop dots to adhere greeting to card front.
Christmas Tree Pop-Up Card:
Always Artichoke CS 11 x 4 ¼,
- scored at 1”, 2 ¾”, 3 ¾”, 5 1/2”, then turn to other side and score at 1”, 2 ¾ “, 3 ¾”.
- Cut slit on the 5 ½” score line, 3 ¼” long, centered on the score line.
- Put sticky strip on both bottom edges (4 ¼” side)
- Stamp snowflakes (SU Serene Snowflakes) on the top side of card stock.
- Use bone folder to fold on score lines.
Always artichoke 5 ½” x 3”
Whisper white 5” x 2 ¾”
On white cs stamp Christmas tree (always artichoke ink) & star (summer sun ink) with SU Snow Swirled set. Sponge edges with ruby red ink, then attach to always artichoke cs. Use Dazzling Diamond glitter on star and snowflakes on the tree with a two way glue pen.
Push insert card up from the bottom, through the long strip’s slit. Attach bottom of insert to the sticky strip along front edge, matching edges precisely and centering. Then attach back half’s sticky strip to the back edge of insert and front edge, matching edges precisely. Push down on strip to pop up card.
Cut whisper white CS for the front edge of card: 4” x 1 ¾” (on left side), ¾” high on the right side. Sponge edges in ruby red ink. Stamp greeting on the upper left hand side in ruby red. Punch hole on CS where you want to attach red felt snowflake; attach with a silver brad. Glue CS on to card front. Tie on always artichoke ribbon to the lower card front and tuck under snowflake.
Sorry they're not in order... but here are my photos!!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
I cut this Dinosaur with my Cricut! Way cool! Super easy card! The background paper and brown paper are not SU! but the rest is!
Another super easy boy Birthday card... Simply punch the Large Star and stamp a strip of cardstock... glue on the patterned paper and ta da!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
If you'd like to come... just let me know! There is limited space so if you want to come you need to reserve your spot quickly! It's next Thursday, October 22nd, at 7pm and I can get you the specifics if you're interested!! Just leave me a comment, email or call me!!
Merry Christmas is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set. The card is Kraft and I used Chocolate Chip ink and ribbon. The striped ribbon is just a bit from my miscellaneous bag... The star is punched with the Large Star punch from the beautiful Christmas Designer Series Paper!! So pretty!
This card is Bashful Blue and I used Bashful Blue ink and another sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set - get well wishes. They punch out so perfectly with the Word Window punch! The rest of the paper is old and retired paper from my scrap bin. I did use the Curly Label punch and the Heart to Heart punch. I also paper pierced under the green strip! Very cute!!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Thanks for looking and if you'd like to be invited to my next Five for $5 just leave me a comment with your email! I try to hold them monthly!
Here's the next cutie from last night! I LOVE the Season of Friendship set!!! (111776 - $23.95) This tree is amazing! I saw a similar card on Splitcoast Stampers and had to try a Jack-o-lantern tree! The pumpkin and spider stamps are from the Eat, Drink & Be Scary set (111764 - $18.95) and the sentiment is from the All Holidays set. I stamped the tree in Chocolate Chip ink on a Whisper White card then added Old Olive leaves and Pumpkin Pie pumpkins with Summer Sun faces. The sentiment and spider are stamped in Basic Black and the strip of Old Olive makes a great accent! Three of the pumpkins are trimmed around and popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals to give it some variety. I really like the way it turned out! Jeanne tried stamping some of her leaves in Fall colors and it turned out super cute too! I love doing Five for $5 parties because I love to see how creative people are! She just took my idea and made it hers. Love it!