Monday, December 19, 2011

Final card of the year!

...and have decided to start now for next year! :)

I got this idea from a blog I visited, and I'm so sorry that I don't remember whose blog it was, but she has beautiful cards.

I used Hero Arts stamp and die set for the deer, Nestibilities embossing folder for the snowflake background that I inked with white ink using a distress technique  and Gina K. Designs papers all around!  I also used Stampin' Up's Petite Pairs for the Merry Christmas, and also their 2 label punches which I adore for card phrases! I colored the deer in with Prisma Color Pencils and used odorless thinner to blend the colors and also used my Sekura clear star and red star pen to highlight a few areas on the sweater and deer.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Card #6

Love how this one came out, got the idea from Hero Arts Blog.  I used their matching stamp and embossing folder, and used Liquid Pearls on the tree.  I used Cuttlebug's embossing folder on the white snow hill, and Stampin' Up's Merry Christmas stamp from Petite Pairs and stamped it on their 2 stamp punches.  Used buttons and bakers twine from my stash.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas Card #5

I got this inspiration from Catherine Pooler, yet again!  :) She used all Stampin' Up products, so, since I really don't have alot of SU, I improvised with my own stash.  I used Club Scrap's Christmas stamp, Stampin' Up "Merry Christmas" stamp from the Petite Pairs (LOVE, LOVE these! The words fit ANYWHERE!), Club Scrap base and layering papers, punched the scalloped border using EK Success punch, inks used: Club Scrap Hybrid Moss, and Club Scrap Onyx, and ribbon from my own stash. I also used Club Scrap's Gilded Lily Glitter on the trees to make them shine and sparkle. 24 down, 26 to go!  I'm having such fun, I might just keep going for next year ;)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Christmas Card #4

This one took longer to make, I was waiting for stamps from Hero Arts to get her, but I love the way it turned out. Thanks toGiovana, from Gina K. Designs artist team who I cased this from :) I used Gina K Design papers, snowman stamp and joy stamp from her Wishing You Joy set, Hero Arts tree stamp.  There are so many techniques on this card, I really like it! I sewed the edges of the papers, adhered pearls on the card and tree, used distress inks on the white card layer, edged the white card layer with white embossing, used Prisma Color pencils on the snowman, used distressed embossing powder on the tree, along with liquid pearls, Sekura glitter pens on the snowman's buttons, and my own stash of ribbons and buttons :) I also edged the snowbank with glitter.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Christmas Card #3

Final one for tonight uses more Wishing You Joy stamp set, from Gina K. Designs, along with the matching background paper from that kit.  A big thank you to Tina Gilliland, from Gina K Design's Design Team there! I think I've CASED them all so far, and probably will keep going! Their ideas are great! I colored in the snowman with Prisma Color pencils, blending with odorless thinner and adding some ribbons and pearls.  I also embossed the background with some dots to break up the white, kind of looks like snow falling in the background. I also like a little sparkle this year, so I'm adding in Sekura Gelly Roll sparkle pens in where I can.

Christmas Card #2

I'm really liking this little guy :)  So this one I lifted from Gina K. Designs, she made an ornament out of it, but I really wanted a card, so I improvised, and love it! I love the fact that I can use the stamp that she provided with the Labels 16 Nestibilities Die :)The Merry Christmas stamp and punchout of the sentiment is from Stampin' Up.  I also used Sekura Stardust clear and red for the penguin, rim of die and tips of snowflakes. I used Tim Holtz' new Festive Berries distress ink on the stamp/die... love the new colors. On to #3!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Christmas Card #1

Here's design number 1, thanks to Gina K. Design and her newest kit "Wishing You Joy".

I used my distress inks and embossing technique for the background papers, colored in the stamp with my Faber Castell Big Brush markers and added Sekura Clear Star to the snowflake tips and scarf, and used my Cricut to cut out the scalloped circle and white circle base and popped it up on pop dots over her ribbon...

Custom Crops Project

So I ordered my new Tim Holtz Winter Distress Inks from Custom Crops, and inside my package was this tiny little bag of goodies.... upon further investigation, they gave me a link to make this really cute project!  Love this stuff, it used alot of techniques and metal goodies and feathers :) I started out making the cute little project, and then turned it into an ATC that I emailed to my Paper Artist Online friend, to use in the banner for their 3rd anniversary!  Gave me my mojo back for crafting!!  Can't wait for the weekend, it's going to be a Christmas Cardmaking weekend all around!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Ella!

Got my new Cricut machine last week, and had time to make a birthday card today! I love Cricut! I used Club Scrap papers, ribbons, and inside greeting stamp, Oriental Trading Company papers, and the Best of Images 2007 Cricut Cartridge...I used Stickles on the flame and cupcake sprinkles and Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll

Friday, August 19, 2011

Birthday Card #2

This card uses Club Scrap papers, circle stamps on background paper, and HB greeting, Gina K. Design stamp from her Vintage Chic collection (embossed in black and colored in with Gelly Roll markers, love them!)  Used idea from her StampTV  Video series.

Birthday Card

Today's birthday card was done using Stampin' Up papers, Club Scrap ribbon, Stampin' Up stamps and the idea came from Catherine Pooler, a Stampin' Up rep... I didn't have the papers that she used, so I improvised... It's on a dark brown cardstock, so it's hard to see the entire card...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Home Made Post Bound Albums

Front Cover Album 1
Back Cover Album 1

Front Cover Album 2

Back Cover Album 2
Well! 2 of 4 are done!  I've got my 2 grandkids books done, these are pictured below.  I've got 2 more grandkids to do, and actually, at some point going to redo my wedding album... so I'm on my way... winter is comin' and I know I'll get alot done then ;)  Actually, I had to redo Preston's because I put the wrong middle name on the front cover! Yikes! ....but this one is right ;)

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sonoma Birthday Card

This was the card that I uploaded to this week's PSL.  I used all Club Scrap materials from their March 2010's Sonoma kit.

Monday, July 25, 2011


I was inspired by StampTV to do this card, it's a tie-dye butterfly.  The butterfly stamp is embossed in black, and I used markers to squiggle on some color.  The plain base papers and "Happy Everything" stamp are from Club Scrap, and the flowered mat is by Stampin' Up!

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Managed to get 2 more cards in for this week, using a mixed paper greeting card kit sold by Club Scrap and using their branch stamp from a Christmas set, 2006, and their tree stamp from their Joyful 2009 kit.

Saturday, July 23, 2011


This week's card submission into PSL, hoping to get more done. The entire card is from Club Scrap's Natural Resources kit.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

July ATCs

Courtesy of Club Scrap's Dream in Color collection...The close up, you can see I used dimensional paint.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Thank You Cards

Here are my uploads for this weeks Week 1 Fiber Challenge at Club Scrap.  Both cards have the majority of the Green Thumb collection.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Easel Birthday Card

I found this card idea at Splitcoast Stampers.  It's called an Easel Card. I also continue to practice my Prisma Colored Pencil Technique.  Didn't need as much Mineral Spirits on this smooth paper, not sure if I like pencils on this type of paper, this may be a great paper for Copics.

Here's the side view, as you can see it stands quite nicely.

Papers: Club Scrap and DCWV, Stamp: Fiskars.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Club Scrap's Plaid Stamping Technique

Perfect! Love this technique, I don't own this stamp.. yet ;)... but I think I can play with one that's similar...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Flourishes and Club Scrap

 Here is a card I made today using Flourishes Garden Fresh stamp set and Club Scrap's Arts & Crafts papers and ribbon.  The flower stamp on the background of the "Hi Sweet Pea" is by Stamps by Judith.

Here is a close up of my first Prisma Colored Pencil technique... still need practice with the blending pencil, stubs and Mineral Spirits...

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Papillon ATC

Papillon ATC
Used a watercolor technique from Annette for this ATC, where you use Mulberry White paper, Watercolor Crayons (in my case I used my Gelatos and Watercolors crayons) and also foam brushes to wet the paper with the color that was placed on the tips of my foam brushes... Began by stamping my image with Versamark and embossing with white embossing powder and away we go! Thanks Annette!

Monday, March 28, 2011

PSL is over :(

Very sad, PSL is over, BUT on a good note -- I hoed out 8 plus boxes of kits, reorganized and have gotten  things together to RAK on!!!  Now I should be able to start posting on this blog with some creative stuff!  Now my layouts were creative, and I had a blast doing them, but I need to get inky!!!!!  Maybe get some projects done now!! Woohoo!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Solstice Album

My project for today was to make a mini 7 photo album holder for my brother's exwife (of 20 years) who I reconnected with.  She is also the mother of my 2 nephews who are close to 30 years old.  I had pics that she never saw and wanted printed, so I printed them, but gave her a mini album of her and her grandkids that she gave me pics of ;) I used the Solstice kit and my that little machine!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Altered Book

Crossposting here ;) from my 365 Blog... but perfect for this one as well.

I've always got projects going for pictures,  albums, altered art... so my goal this winter is to complete at least 1/2 of the ones I've already started.... big feat, but I think I can do it ;)    Here's a pic of my latest to finish.  I started this altered book about 4 years ago, I only got the inside pages cut, glued and painted with acrylic paint.  Then started on the embellies.  So here is what I did today.  It's going to be an altered book, with pics of our day with the grandkids at the park this summer.... The pictures came out great, now to just finish the book so I can add them !  Coming up with a design for the cover...that's another story... maybe it will just floooow... this is a great way to use up all the swaps I've been involved in, everyone had such beautiful artwork, I wanted to display it!

Monday, January 10, 2011

January ATC - Vogue

Well, this is all I managed to do this weekend... Got my January ATCs done! Out in the mail today, I feel like I accomplished something, because usually I don't get them out to her until the 20th or so.  This was a hard month! I couldn't come up with anything!  Ugh... need to get into the swing of things ;)

Friday, January 7, 2011


So glad it's Friday! I'm off to work, watching the grandkids for a few hours later on, and THEN, the Cuttlebug is coming out and I've got some projects I need to work on... CS has done it again and got my motivational stuff going, so I need to get my inks out and play!!!  My craft area is organized and ready, so there's no excuse! :) :)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Ready to create!

My area is cleaned, organized and ready to go! Even got an extra work table in there for space...and the Cuttlebug arrives today!

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