Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Mary

I made this birthday card for my sister in law. The image is called Girlfriends from Art Impressions. Their stamps have such personality. I stamped the image, colored it with my copic markers and then cut it out. I used Stampin Up Decorative label punch for the saying.

The saying is "If you can't stand my driving, stay off the sidewalk". I just love a card with some attitude. Happy Birthday to Mary.

Since I used a punch on this card, I decided to enter the card in Art Impressions challenge.
Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to one and all. Here's hoping that everyone has a wonderful holiday spent with family and friends.

Today I am posting a picture of a card that my 19 year old nephew (Miles) took the time to make for me by himself. He made one for all his aunts and his grandmother. I thought it was so sweet that he took the time to figure out what to put in each card. What a kind soul this kid has. He is such a a loving child and I am very thankful to have him as a nephew.

All the money in the world could not buy a gift like this.


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Gable Box

This was a gable box I decorated for a friend to put goodies in for Christmas.
Front View
Back View


Side Views
Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Hot Pads


One of my co-workers brought me this hot pad to work and wanted to know if I could make her some more. Her aunt had made some for her 30 years ago as a wedding gift. People were very frugal back then and we decided that the insulation was long john scraps.
To make a hot pad now, you need something called Insul-Bright a Warm and Natural Batting. As you can see it looks very insulated.

This is my version of hotpads for my friend. She is a real dog lover so this is what I made her. They are 8 1/2 inch square. The loop is 1 1/2 inches x 5 inches folded in half and folded towards center again to make a strip like bias tape. I made all three in one night. They were very easy to make.

Tomorrow I am posting a picture of a gable box I decorated for a friend to put goodies in.
Sunday, December 18, 2011

Last of My Christmas Cards

Today I am posting pictures of my last Christmas Cards (unless I get more inspiration).


I bought the stocking punch from Stampin Up and thought it made a really cute card after I embossed the stocking. The sentiments is from Stampin Up Four the Holidays.

This card was made using the Stampin Up Comfort & Joy set. I embossed the background with Stampin Up Petals A Plenty. The Peach on Earth was from SU "Four the Holidays" using silver embossing powder. I also embossed the bird image and colored in with a Marina Mist Marker. All the designer paper was from "Frostwood Lodge" from SU. I also used Cherry Cobbler and Marina mist cardstock.
This card was made using "Christmas Lodge" stamp set from Stampin Up and more of the Frostwood Lodge designer paper from SU. I also used the "Petals a Plenty" embossing folderfor the background. The cardstock colors were Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green from SU. The ink was also Cherry Cobbler.


And this last card I used some stocking embellishments that my secret sister sent me. I just love those stockings.

So I think this might be it on Christmas cards. I am thinking Valentine's Day already.

I hope everyone has a great week.
Friday, December 16, 2011

Sketch Saturday - Week #185


I received this image in the mail for a Monthly Image Swap and decided to use Sketch Saturday Week #185. The name of the image is Nellie Snellen "Hokey Pokey" Fairy. I used my copics to color her in. It doesn't show up very well but I also got to use my liquid pearls. It shows up so much better on the card. I used stickles for the fluffy part of her coat and trim. I also used gel pens to highlight the stars and snowflakes.


I used this sparkling yarn to circle the image and to make the image pop. Be sure and check out the other creative people who made cards with this image on SCS. There are some very creative people in this group.

Now I have to decide what special person is going to get this card.
Thursday, December 15, 2011

Yet More Christmas Cards

I love the blues in this Christmas card. What a sweet tilda card this was. The lamp was a Tim Holtz die cut that came with the holly also.

I think I am seeing why I am having wrist issues with all this cutting with my Big Shot. Wonder if one of those Vagabond machines will be in my Christmas stocking.
I made this card using the stocking punch from Stampin Up. It always amazes me what you can do with their punches besides their intended use.

Enjoy these Christmas cards. Who knows, maybe I will have more to post later this week.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

More Christmas Cards

I have had so much fun this making Christmas Cards. I sure wish I had about 20 more and who knows what the next couple of weeks will bring.
This card was made with the Spellbinders Heirloom ornament die and the stamp set was Inkadinkado O Holy Night.
One of my favorite Christmas decorations are cardinals so I loved coloring this image with my copics. Cardinals are such a beautiful bird.

I will have several more Christmas cards to post tomorrow.
Monday, December 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Vannessa


I made this card for my friend Vannessa for her birthday. Vannessa have only known each other a little over a year but she is one of those people who you instantly love. She is so creative and is good at everything she does from photography to gardening and both of our loves, paper crafting. She is the best in using her photographs in her cards.

The stamp set I used was a Pure Innocence stamp set. It was the perfect card for Vannessa because I love my chocolates and to compare them to a friend is the highest compliment. You can't tell in the picture but I stamped on the background print and cut it out for her dress. I also stamped the chocolates on a separate piece of cardstock and cut it out and added dimensionals.

So Happy Birthday Vannessa !!!
Monday, December 5, 2011

Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge


Today's challenge card fit in perfectly with what I am trying to get better at. I have wanted to try digital stamps for a long time and I came across Paper Fashions, Etc. and have loved their images. This image that I used for this card is from their Wrapped in Love Holiday Set.

There are so great digital stamps at Paper Fashions, Etc. Be sure and check them out.

So the challenge for Shopping Our Stash #28 was to use a Digital image and/or sentiment. So I decided to give it a try. I am quickly deciding that digital is the way to go because I don't have a storage issue that way.

On this card I used copic markers and covered my tree with Icicle Stickles. Another Christmas card completed for me. Yea!


Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Corrosive Challenge #138 - Case a Design Member

My card today is for The Corrosive Challenge #138 where you are to case a design member. They have alot of talented team members but I chose to case Debra's halloween card. I love her style and something about the background just called out to me. This image with the 2 cats is getting to be a favorite of mine.