Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Jolliest Time of the Year

Just playing around for next year!

2008 Christmas Cards

Christmas Greetings: This is another Christmas card I made with the 'Snow Swirled' The snowflakes are incredible. I have never seen prettier ones. The big one is my favorite-so detailed. I used not quit navy, bravo burgundy, garden green. The tree is stamped in garden green on Kraft white, then of course sparkled with dazzling diamonds. I dry embossed the burgundy and set it with the green before adhering the tree. The snowflakes are stamped in craft white, then embossed with iridescent ice. The whole thing is then attached on craft white and stamped seasons greeting on the bottom in garden green. Little bit of work in this card, but not hard.

Polished ChristmasI for Ed: I used the Polished Stone technique on the background. Then embossed the Christmas Tree with my cuttlebug. Had to add some sparkle, and some gold embossing on the side-wishing you Season's Greetings. I used ruby red cut to 10 1/2 x 5 1/4 -fold in half and garden green trim. The Christmas is a pretty big embossing folder so I had to have the card to match. This was actually my first card with the 'tree' I am usually not happy with a card until the 10-20th try. LOL
Dainty Blizzard used this card for my trade, and to hand out, to family and friends. This card is a lot of work, but well worth the results. I will have a tutorial soon! Elegant Swirls Used basic gray, embossed silver snowflakes from "snow swirled" and used elegant eggplant for the background. This another card for friends and family. Silver Christmas Used basic gray, and bravo burgandy together. "snow swirled" The silver shinny stuff is actually tin foil. I wrapped around paper to help it keep it's shape. For Shelby: used "Christmas Cheer" Cricut, and embossed with the cuttle bug. My hubby's: "storybook" cartridge, jolliest time of the year stamp set. Red riding hood, and baja breeze. Tree is colored in Old olive. Chunky glitter for the snow under tree. For Shanice: stamp set used was "snow swirled" gold embossed on dsp. Creamy caramel used to frame. All put on white craft paper. Jolly Christmas for Bradon: Cricut~"Christmas Cheer" to cut out the chimney. "jolliest time of the year" for the sants. Stamped "french script" in navy on navy for the background. Tied a red riding hood tafeta ribbon. I had some old fun flock that I put on the chimney. For Sheldon" Embossed the silver, and pacific pacific point with the cuttlebug. Used "Christmas cheer" to cut out the ornaments. Added some bling with the chunky glitter. For Callie: cartridges used "tink and friends" and "storybook" I embossed the snowflakes on basic gray with iridesent ice. Again chunky essentials for the sparkles on Tink. The Browns: "Jolliest time of the year", dsp, baja breeze stamped with snow swirled. (which has quickly become my favorite Christmas set)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Dry Embossing, Debossing

DRY EMBOSSING: Use a piece of wax paper to rub over the spot where you will be embossing. This will help the stylus to glide along the cardstock. Then put the classy brass template on top of the light table, and the card stock on top of the template, as shown. Using the stylus gently trace along the desired design. Okay that is it for the regular dry embossing. Now lets add some dimension. This is called Debossing. Using a background stamp, sponges, or a brayer. You will color the debossed side of the cardstock. The debossed side is the indented side. The embossed side is the raised side of the cardstock. Now you can see how the debossing just pops off the page. Alrighty then... go ahead and finish your card!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Really good tutorial for this snowflake here. I made a couple changes. I used a brad to fasten in the center rather than staples. I also used glue dots, not liquid glue. This was great to make. And it is really awe striking. Spray a little glitter onto it, and it is beautiful.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Glad We Are Friends

The set I used for this card was "embrace life" I am really pleased how it turned out. I embossed on vellum with white. Which curled a little, making the flowers look real. I then turned the vellum over and with the 'wonder crayons' I water colored the back, using different hues of blue, purple, and pink. I adhered the flowers using rhinestones. Drew on the white leaves, and stitching.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

November Swap Cards 2008

Swap challenge
Congrats to Lynda, Mel, Debbie and Barb their cards matched the challenge the closest. But the others are beautiful also. Thanks for participating in our swap because it really is fun to see what you all come up with. Hope you all have wonderful Holidays ahead.

Birthday cards

Picture us sitting up in the mountains just watching the sun set. BY THE SEA colored with my new favorite medium. The wonder color crayons. The colors I used... the background is craft white, stamped with the FRENCH SCRIPT, then bordering blue, and craft white again.


This is for my little Sheldon's birthday.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Advent Workshop November 2008

This is the advent calendar we will be making for my stamp camp on November 22. The cost is $27.00 It is made on sturdy canvas, the containers are tin and are velcroed on for easy removal. I really hope you have as much fun making this as I did. If you would like to purchase a completed one it is $35.00 call or email to order. Thanks.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ornaments 2008

A really cool paper ornament. I think we are going to do this for my sons class, as well as my stamp camp!!!
Those old CD's are usefull for something. Add some paper and glitz and you have a great tree decoration.
Scallop paper punch ornament. Pretty easy, the hard part is getting it even, which mine is not. Oh well, maybe my next one.
This one I think turned out b-e-a-utiful. I really like the sparkly spray.
This is a styrofoam ball that I have had laying around. I decided to spice it up a bit. Adding some stamped tissue paper and some beads from the "prettiest kit" I also sprayed it with glitter.
This is a very plain ceramic ornament. You just stamp it with StazOn ink, then apply
heat and stick set it with heat tool. Then apply dazzling diamonds, heat once again. Then there you go a beautiful ornaments. You could add other decorations around it. I will eventually put a picture in this one.
This is one right out of the Stampin' Up! book--Had to try though.
Sparkly ones, these seem to be a favorite. Really fun do, even with the kids.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 27, 2008

For a Friend

A card I made my friends birthday last year. I used the "time well spent" set. For background I used glossy cardstock, embossed it, then sponged color all ver. I watercolored the flowers, cut them all out and glued some flat, raised others. I put diamonds everywhere. It really was a beautiful card. TFL

Friday, October 17, 2008

October Swap Challenges 2008

This is Octobers 2008 Swap Challenge. We used the Sketch Challenge #60 from Split Coast Stampers as our inspiration. No penalties for not using, but it is fun to see what everyone comes up with. Thanks for playing the game.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Ducks for Baby

I got into quilling for a minute. I made this card I thought it looked pretty cute. I still quilling but staming has kicked it to the back burner.

Let it Snow

I did this shaker just to see if I could. I used the "Lovely as a Tree" set, and "Snowflake Spot" I also used the 'reflection' technique to make it look like the trees were by a lake. I sponged in the background leaving a big winter moon.
I also carefully embossed some snowflakes on the acetate sheet in front with iridescent ice.

Snow Flurries

This card is my attempt at the Shadow Box Card card. I like how it turned out. "Snowflake Spot" was the stamp set I used. I am glad that the embossing showed up on the pic. It is silver. The cardstock color I used was bordering blue. I seem gravitate to that color when it comes to Christmas Cards.

Bouncing Snowflake

I used the Bouncing Brayer technique on this card. I used one of spectrum pads, that I filled in my own colors. They go like this--Ballet Blue, Bashful Blue, Almost Amethyst, Bashful Blue, & Ballet Blue (again). Used the "Snowflake Spot" In black stazon ontop of glossy cardstock. Then set it on a black background, and then on Ballet Blue.

Classy Poinsettia

This is a stamp I picked up at the dollar store. I used Poppin' Pearls it's kind of like poppin' pastels. The paper I used was: first craft stamped with handsome hunter and the canvas stamp, the next layer is handsome hunter stamped with seasons greetings in gold. Then a dark red mulberry paper. The top layer is my poinsettia. Added the ribbon and a cirlce clip. I attached it all on white cardstock. I sold many of these cards to some coworkers of my sister. If you use this technique in scrapbooks, be sure to seal it with an archival safe spray, otherwise any spray will work-even hairspray in a pinch.

Spooks for Halloween

Wet paper watercoloring. We did this at my October workshops. I am also planning on using this for my sons party. I know it's in the new catty, but I just had to try it. Turned out pretty good I thought.

Down by the Ol' Watermill

I bought this set "watermill" back in 2005 out of a mini catalog. I fell in love with it. I made this card about two years ago, for a trade group I was in. So some of you have seen it. I used mostly real red and chocolate chip. I had also just gotten my oval cutter kit form CM.

Craft Pad Creations

I hadn't really played that much with the craft pads. But I have so many customers asking me to explain the difference between the classic colors and the craft pads. This look is one of favorite things you can do. The craft pads also makes embossing easy and very colorful. Now I am in love with these pads, I will definitely be buying them. Before I only had a couple colors. I made the wings using "pick a petal" I stamped the wing outline on vellum with orchid opulence, then embossed with iridescent ice.