Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Holidays and Blog Hop Winner!

Two more days before Christmas!  Do you have all of your Christmas projects done?? 

The winner of my SOG white card (and some extra goodies) from my last post is:

Cor* who said...
Holy SNICKERS!! These are fantastic! Way to go with all these phenomenal creations! LOVE IT! Way to go enthusiasm for Soggies!! WoohOOo

Please send me your mailing address and I'll get it shipped right out to you.  I enjoyed the hop and loved checking out all of the creations! I don't have any cards to share today, so I'll share this coloring page I did from the copic color site:

Happy Holidays!!!

Monday, December 19, 2011

2nd Annual SOG Customer Holiday Hop

Starting today, Some Odd Girl is hosting the 2nd annual customer holiday hop (you can see the details here) and I decided to play along!  I've been doing quite a bit of crafting with the holidays around and some of those projects have included some of the images from the shop.  I ended up with two projects to share, so without further ado...

Project One (for the gift category) - We're going to my Uncle's on Christmas Eve for dinner and wanted to take a little something along for the kiddos.  Nothing major, but a little sweet treat.  I made a candy holder card a week or so ago (you can see that post here) so I decided to make three more Christmasy ones:

And here are the insides:

I customized them for each kid on the inside by adding their name, so when I colored the images I tried to keep them in mind.  

Kalina has brown hair so when I colored in the Tia image, I made her a brunette:

Shyane's hair is lighter so her Tia image has lighter hair as well:

And since I didn't think Sayjn would appreciate the little girl image, I went with Rawr Tobie (I think it's fun even if it is for a Christmas theme!):

For Project Two, I wanted to take on the all white challenge that was an option for the hop and came up with this lovely:

I stamped the image on the card stock base and colored her in with some Prismacolors.  I added some crystal lacquer to the ornament (which of course you can't see in the pic!)  Then I framed her with a small fancy labels die that was put up on some foam tape.  On this piece I stamped the merry and bright sentiment.  The final piece was another piece of white cardstock that I ran through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder, then cut the next size up fancy label die from that.  I sprayed this top piece with some pearl mist and it is super shimmery in person.  To finish it off, I added a few gemstones to the center of some snowflakes.  I really like how it turned out.  Here's a flat view of the card as well.

Since I'm in the Christmas spirit and just to have a little fun, I thought I'd give this card to a lucky visitor.  Leave a comment during the holiday blog hop by the end of the day on Wednesday, December 21st and I'll pick a commenter at random as the winner.  There may be a few little goodies included with the card as well ;-)  I'll announce the winner on the 23rd so check back to see if you've won.

Continue the hop by heading back to the SOG post here.  Happy hopping and Happy Holidays!!!



Paper is My Mind's Eye Be Merry 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Candy Makes Everything Better

When I saw this month's stamp set from the {Stamps} of Life (candy2share), an idea quickly came to mind.  The stamp in the bottom left of the set (which can be seen in my supply list below) is meant to be a piece of wrapped hard candy, but when I saw it, I saw pig tails and knew I had to turn it into a face :-) I still wanted to stick with a candy theme though and include a little sweet treat. 

I stamped the hard candy outline, then used a Memento Tuxedo Black marker to draw in her bangs, nose and mouth.  The eyes are from the {Stamps} of Life penguins2love set.  I took one of the penguins and carefully inked just his eyes.  She's colored in with Copics.

In the next picture you can see the little opening for the candy bar.  It's a snack size Hershey bar.  The whole card is about 3 x 4 inches total.

For the inside, I used one of the sentiments from the same set as well as two of the other candy pieces from the set.  For the little chocolate holder, I stamped some more candy from the set and covered it with Glossy Accents to add the shine.
And I totally agree with the sentiment!!

Playing along with:


From the stash: yellow card stock, Hershey bars