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.


I saw this technique on the web somewhere. I can't remember what the technique was. But it turns out some beautiful cards.

A Walk in the Moonlight

The sets are "Yukon", and "Lovely as a Tree" Took me a few times to get this right but I like how this turned out.


My sister bought this set on line, she came over to show it to me. So I talked her into letting me borrow it to make some stuff. This is one of the cards I made. I love this flower, which it was still around.

Lovely Reflection

This is the reflection technique-which for those of you in my group is coming soon. "Lovely as a Tree" is the set that I used.

Webbing you a Happy Halloween

I used the cuttlebug 'web' to do the background, then swiped over with my craft white pad. The color of the paper is actually Elegant Eggplant, even though it looks blue here. Thanks to Lynda for the spider idea. They are incredible. This is probably the easiest card I have ever made in my life. Kids could easily reproduce this card, and have a lot of fun doing it.

On the Prowl

Here is a spring card. I used the "zoofari" set. The colors I used were really rust, bordering blue, white, and mellow moss for the leaves, which I punched out with the oval punch then drew the vines on with a marker.

Puppy Dog Tails

I don't even remember how long I got this set. When it retired I had to snag it. It's called "little boys" the frog is from "toy box" Just some basic stuff like water coloring on the boy and his dog. then a tag that I cut from my Sizzix.

Heartfelt Valentine

I love the colors here. Definitely very feminine, and striking. I used Wet Paper Watercoloring for the background piec. The set is "Heartfelt Thanks" this set is great for 2-step stamping. The colors I used are Rose Red, Cameo Coral, Barely Banana )straight off the color coach) I also tried a little dieing on the ribbon and flower from 'prettiest kit' using Cameo Coral. I think it turned pretty cute.

Stars of Red, White and Blue

The technique I used for this cardis Emboss Resist. The colors of ink is real red, brilliant blue, embossed in white. The cardstock is the same. The some silver cord tied around it and some brads. Pretty simple. Thanks for looking.

Rose Birthday

Mostly just showing off the shaving cream technique, and the 08-09 bella rose paper. But I absolutely love colors. used the 5 petal punch to accent and bring out the red in the paper.

Shake it Penguin

This is a really fun Shaker Card to make. I used 'wild about you' Embossed the background with the cuttlebug, White, bashful blue, and black were also used. The one on the right is the first one I did, then the one on the left is my tweeked one, that I believe came out to be a better looking card.

Swirly Wishes

The set I used was "Snow Swirled"
Paper I used was- Handsome Hunter, Bravo Burgandy, and Craft. I use the faux metal technique for the tag. I embossed the tree and the snowflakes with silver. Then used the silver pad to accent the paper. It makes it look snowy.

Quick and Easy

These are just some quick and easy cards I made while playing around with my toys.

Polka Dots, Petals, and Paisleys

This is a card I did just for fun to try the Shaving cream tech. Then added some things I cut out from my Sizzix. Some cards using "Polka Dots & Paisleys" "Polka Dots & Petals" and "Petals" wheel. Joy in the little things was done using the shaving cream technique. (Rose red, Creamy Caramel)

Jolene's Baby shower

These are some sample cards I made for my niece, Jolene, for her baby shower. We chose the first one. Then a bunch of us got together and made them. I used the Cricut to cut the tree and sky oval. An old bear set was used for the little bear. Used the cuttlebug to emboss the squares on the back.

Apples for a Friend

Stamp set was "Tart & Tangy" Colors-gable, yoyo, really red, I used the scallop circle punch, ran the yoyo and gable through the cuttlebug, and put them together. This is another one of the cards that I seen someone do and had to do it! This card really catches the eye if that is what you are after.

Chic Baroque

This was actually the first card I did using the Mulberry Batik I know I say it was fun a lot, but guess what..this was really fun. Ink colors I used: soft sky, groovy guava, sahara sand, versa mark with clear emboss, black. The center is done using the rock n roll technique with Soft sky and Sahara Sand. Groovy Guava ribbon. I miss this ribbon.

Baroque Motifs

Some cards I made with the "Baroque Motifs" set.

Loads of Love

Just planning a workshop....I like to experiment with different ideas before I pick one. Then that way I have some examples to show at the. It is always better to see examples in person, rather than online. I don't waste any of these, because the ones I don't use, or make more than one of I give my mother and my mother in law.