Monday, October 29, 2012

Christmas in a Hurricane

Well, the impending arrival of hurricane Sandy is showing with the incredible rain we're getting right now.  Since I'm not braving the storm to go out today, I thought I'd use this opportunity to make another Christmas card (especially before I lose electricity!!).  And I chose to use CAS-ual Fridays' challenge as my inspiration this week:

I kept it super simple.  Using the kraft colored card stock, I scored a couple of lines about an inch apart and then embossed the outsides in my Cuttlebug.  Stamped the sentiment, a couple of snowflakes, and added some gems.  Pretty simple!

Have a great week!


STAMPS - Just Rite Stamps Large Fancy Holiday Collection
PAPER - Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake
OTHER - Swirls embossing folder, Kaiser Craft rhinestones, Embossing Board

Friday, October 19, 2012

Finger Print Love

Play Date Cafe is celebrating their third anniversary this week so I wanted to play along in honor of the big event :)  Here's the color story for this week:

I realized this week that I have a TON of ink pads... more than I thought I had.  So I thought instead of stamping an image and coloring it in (like so many of my cards seem to have lately), why not use some ink pads that match.  So that's what I did, but I couldn't use any old stamp.  I had to use my thumb :D

I kept it pretty simple.  Stamped my thumbs in each of the three colors, added a sentiment, distressed the edge of the main panel then adhered it to matching cardstocks.  I didn't have paper that matched the bluish purple or the red, so I used the same ink pads to color a sheet of white cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by!


INK - Memento Paris Dusk, Stampin' Up! Cherry Cobbler and Rich Razzleberry
PAPER - Stampin' Up! Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry, Neenah Solar White
STAMPS - Paper Smooches Word Salad

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Another SOG Christmas

I'm still on a Christmas card kick :) I normally don't get started this early, but I just can't seem to stop.  So here's my latest:

I colored Kaylee's hair, skin, and stockings then I paper pieced the rest.  I added a little glossy accents to the ornament. I popped her up on some foam adhesive before adding her to the card front.

I heat embossed some ribbon with the sentiment and added that at the bottom of the panel.  Then I popped the whole panel onto the final red card base.

And I did the inside to match (just minus the foam adhesive):

Pretty! Sparkly!  And playing along with two challenges this week:

SOG October Sketch Challenge              and MarkerPop #9 - Paper Piecing

Have a great day!


STAMPS - Some Odd Girl's Tree Trimming Kaylee, Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler and Amy R's Handy Christmas Greetings
PAPER - Jillbean Soup Winter Tortellini and Spinach 6x6 pad and Stampin' Up! Real Red cardstock
INK - Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, and Versamark
COPICS - Hair: YR14, E15, E18; Skin: E50, E51, E53, E55, R20; Eyes: G21, G46; Stockings and Paper Piece Shading: W00, W0, W1, W2; Belt: R39
OTHER - Foam Adhesive, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Up! Real Red Ribbon; Zing Black Embossing Powder, Heat Gun

Monday, October 8, 2012

Chirstmas Gift TIn

Well I'm still on my Christmas card kick, but today I decided to step it up a little and make some gift packaging.  My husband recently got a new wallet that came in this tin:

I couldn't through it out so I knew it would be perfect for this project.  I ended up with this final product:

I can't wait to figure out what's getting wrapped in this one :D

I'm playing along with:
TGF Farm Fresh Fridays - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
MarkerPop#8 - Oldies but Goodies: my oldest markers are some in the E family, so I colored her hair and skin using those markers.
Young Crafters Unite #14 - Learning is Fun: Copic coloring is one of my favorite techniques and I'm always trying to improve

Have a great week!


STAMP: The Greeting Farms Beanie Anya
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black and Versafine Onyx Black
PAPER: My Minds Eye Merry Christmas; Stampin' Up! Old Olive
OTHER: Recycled tin; Stampin' Up! Real Red Ribbon; Copic Markers