Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tonight we will be celebrating with two other couples...........dinner and a movie but in reverse order...........early movie and then dinner probably followed by some "mean card playing".
As I said on yesterday's post..............wishing all of you a New Year of financial stability, good health and much happiness!
See you next year!!!!
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Hard to believe there is only one day left of 2009..........where did the year go? In case I don't get back here tomorrow on December 31, please know that I am wishing all of you who visit here a year of financial stability, good health, and much happiness!
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
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Monday, December 28, 2009
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Friday, December 25, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Since I like cards with a lot of white I decided this would really put the emphasis on the cute cherries. Squares were cut with my Nestabilities dies and then mounted on the white card stock from Paper Trey that had been run through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder.
This week will be getting busy with wrapping presents and finalizing plans for family Christmas. On Sunday, December 27, we will be taking care of four grandchildren - two who will be on vacation from school and two who have a day care center on Christmas vacation. Of course then we have New Years.
In case I don't make it back here for the rest of 2009............I am wishing all of you who take the time to visit my blog a Holiday Season filled with fun and laughter with your friends and family......and wishing all of you a New Year that is filled with many blessings.
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Thursday, December 17, 2009
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Since the friends cannot charge for rides, my husband wanted to give them a little gift at Christmas so the card is a Thank You note at Christmas.
The stamps are from Paper Trey. After stamping the balloon baskets and the grass below, I inked the remainder of the white portion with Broken China Distress Ink. That piece was then layered on top of white cardstock and then the turquoise paper is from Stampin Up. The sentiment is from Hero Arts and was stamped with Wild Wasabi ink and then mounted on the same color of SU card stock.
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
The ovals were but with my trusty Nestabilites and mounted on the Real Red cardstock which had been run through the Cuttlebug using the snowflake embossing folder.
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Sunday, December 13, 2009
After adding the sentiment to the card, I punched several snowflakes, applied glue from my glue pad and then dipped them in glitter. I used clear glue dots to put them on the card.
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Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
As a final touch to the embellishment, I took the wired edge which had been removed, curled it around a pencil and then twisted a couple of them together and affixed them under the medallion. The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed using Egyptian Gold Embossing Powder.
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Thursday, December 10, 2009
My friend Georgia was the recipient of this card. Card stock is Brilliant Blue from SU. The tree design is from Penny Black, Inc. I stamped it with SU Craft White ink and then added the silver flat Metallic Decor pieces from Hero Arts. Not much explanation is needed with this card but I really liked the blue and white combination.
This is a card I sent to my friend Sheri. I used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots border to emboss the top edge of the card and scored two lines below it with my Scor-Pal. I then stamped the tree with VersaMark and embossed it with Egyptian Gold EP. As you can see, I added a diamond pattern with my Scor-Pal to the left of the tree design and popped a little "Seasons Greetings" sentiment on top. Final touch was to add the ribbon across the dotted border.
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Tuesday, December 8, 2009
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Sunday, December 6, 2009
The bottom edge of the white card stock was embossed using a Cuttlebug folder. I punched the snowflakes with a Marvy clever lever punch, pressed them into my glue pad and then dipped them in crystal glitter. The sentiment is a stamp from Hero Arts which I stamped with Bashful Blue ink from Stampin Up and also mounted on Bashful Blue card stock from SU.
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Saturday, December 5, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
I have a second post for Friday. Today is also my nephew's (Christopher) birthday. He loves nature and watching for various birds so I chose this Eagle design from Stampin Up for his card this year. I mounted the image on the Night of Navy cardstock to match the ink used and then again onto a textured gold cardstock. The main part of the Night of Navy cardstock was embossed with the Cuttlebug Star embossing folder which I thought went nicely with the stamped image.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHRISTOPHER!!!!
The basic card is obviously white card stock which I ran through the Cuttlebug using a folder from Stampin Up. I absolutely love that folder!!!
I then took a piece of white CS which was 5 1/2 inches long and punched the long edge with the Martha Stewart Holly edge punch. I wanted the holly leaves to be green so I put a narrow strip of green cs under the punched edge. I stamped the vertical sentiment and then added a narrow layer of Real Red cs under the white layer.
The small wreath from Clear Dollar Stamps was stamped with green and berries colored with the Real Red SU marker. Final step was to cut the stamped image with my circle dies from Spellbinders and adhere it to green and red layers from larger circle dies.
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Thursday, December 3, 2009
This card was specially made for our Yahoo Groups Alphabet Swap using the letter "G". In this case, "G" was for "Gems", "Glitter" and "Glitz".
The 5 1/2 inch lower edge of the car was punched using the new Martha Stewart Holly punch. With the green cardstock under the punched edge, I didn't want the berries to appear to be green so I added red Gems over each one.
I used my treasured Scor-Pal to add a couple of scored lines just above the holly edge. The Hero Arts stamped image was colored with Copic CIAO markers and then I added the Stickles Glitter Glue over the snowy line. For Glitz I layered the stamped image on red sparkly paper. (I'm not sure what the right name is for that kind of paper but it was from Archivers and I bought it around just before the 4th of July. It is a bit thicker than regular cardstock but really adds to a card.)
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Tuesday, December 1, 2009
The white card stock is from Paper Trey. I used the SU Poinsettia embossing folder for the background design. To leave the oval part solid, I placed the paper in the folder as I normally do and then put a wood frame which I got from Michael's over the embossing folder. My layers with the Cuttlebug were as follows:
Paper in Folder
Wood frame with oval opening centered on the front of the card
The stamped Poinsettia is from Penny Black and was stamped using SU Real Red and Wild Wasabi ink. I added the yellow with the Summer Sun SU marker.
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(P.S. To answer the question on the comments: the wood frame is 1/8" thick.)
Monday, November 30, 2009
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Sunday, November 29, 2009
Life has been extremely busy over the last few days with Thanksgiving, grandchildren staying here and an Aunt celebrating her 90th birthday. Not much getting done with cards so today it is just another version of the message from Santa using the same stamps but different layout. These were really fun to do.
Very soon I will begin posting Christmas cards I have made in case you'd like some ideas. Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
This was a fun card to make.........now I just have to hope that they will sell. :)
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Thursday, November 19, 2009
For this card, I used Snickerdoodle cardstock from Lasting Impressions and ran the front through the Cuttlebug using the folder that gives a woodgrain look to it. I used the same designer paper with the leaves for the bottom layer and cut it with the Labels One from Spellbinders. The middle layer is cut with a square die and Weathered Nutmeg paper. The top layer is Snickerdoodle paper and cut with the Labels One die.
The design was colored using Copic Markers..........I love these markers. I have additional colors to add to my inventory for sale so if you're interested, let me know.
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009
This card has a strip of designer paper with fall leaves on the left side of the card. I cut and embossed a piece of Weathered Nutmeg paper with a Spellbinders Borderabilities with the leaves pattern and adhered it close to the right edge of the card. Then rather than throw away the tiny leaves which get cut out, I used three of them on the off white portion of the paper.
The design of the cute turkey (from Whipper Snapper Stamps) was stamped on off white paper and colored with Copic markers. Then I cut it with one of the Spellbinders Labels One dies. I then used the same die to cut the Terra Cotta Dots paper from Lasting Impressions but mounted it at an angle. The third layer was cut with a circle die from Spellbinders using the designer paper and finally the fourth layer was cut using the next larger size of circle die on the Terra Cotta paper.
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Monday, November 16, 2009
Several weeks ago I saw this fabulous sheer ribbon with the beautiful fall leaves on it after my car made that fatal left turn into Michael's. On the first card, I put the ribbon over a strip of Weathered Nutmeg paper from Lasting Impressions and then tore the right edge of the paper. Next I mounted that strip onto the Weathered Sunflower paper from Lasting Impressions. The stamped sentiment on the front is from Paper Inspirations. I love their vertical stamps and they have such a wide variety of sentiments on them.
The seond card is also made with Weathered Sunflower paper. This time I took the ribbon and mounted a piece of Snickerdoodle (off white) paper from Lasting Impressions that was the exact same width under it to give the leaves move color. On both of these cards, the ribbon was tucked under the strip of paper and fastened with tape, then attached to the card front using 3M double sided tape. The design on the second card is "Lil Turkey" from Whipper Snapper Stamps. I love their cute designs. The image was colored with my Copic CIAO markers and then cut with the Labels One die. The next two layers were also cut with the Labels One dies using the Weathered Sunflower and Weathered Nutmeg papers from Lasting Impressions.
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Saturday, November 14, 2009
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Friday, November 13, 2009
I punched the corners with the ticket punch from SU and then adhered it to a layer of Close to Cocoa SU paper. Quick and easy.
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Thursday, November 12, 2009
This card was made using white card stock from Lasting Impressions and embossed using a folder from Quickutz. I really like this embossed frame because all it needs is a stamped image in the center and you can be done. The design is a wood mounted stamp from Penny Black. I colored the stamp with SU markers. To get the image in just the right place I pulled out my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig and got the flower spray placed in the center. It was a little too plain yet so I added a butterfly made with a MS punch on white paper. I colored the butterfly with the same SU marker as the stamped flowers.
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I saw this idea somewhere and it was such an easy card to case. I believe I used a different folder to emboss the card base. Labels 4 dies from Spellbinder were used to cut and emboss the shapes for the sentiment. After assembling the die cuts and stamping "Best Wishes", I mounted the piece over the ribbon with pop dots. A very simple card to make - but I do love clean and simple cards as well as the black and white combination.
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009
The card was made using Lasting Impressions Snickerdoodle card stock. I sponged the edge with a VersaColor "Violet". The wreath was made using multiple small stamps on round pegs which were in a kit from Rubber Stamp Tapestry and a variety of VersaColor Lavenders and Greens. The stamp set is called "Garden of Love" SHO-20016. I have two of these types of kits and need to use them more often.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
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Monday, November 2, 2009
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Sunday, November 1, 2009
The edges of the red card stock were cut with a Marvy Uchida Trimmer using the scalloped blade and then the edges distressed with ink along the edges. The tree was made using a small scalloped rectangle for the trunk of the tree and then three sizes of heart punches with the hearts turned upside down. As you can see distressed ink was also applied to the edges of each of the hearts. After assembling them we dotted with red Stickles Glitter Glue. (Mine was not completely dry when I put it in with all of the things I had collected at the convention - thus the smudges). The final touch was a little punched star to top off the tree.
Just thought I would share this cute idea for anyone who needs to make a lot of cards and doesn't have a lot of time. Thanks for looking and come back soon!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Most of the cards I have been working on the last few days are for friends who may be watching this blog now and then. So today's card is for a friend and I'm taking the chance that she does not watch my blog. The stamped design is from Flourishes clear stamp set "Wreaths of All Seasons". I colored the design with my Copic CIAO markers (R29 Lipstick Red, G94 Grayish Olive, G99 Olive and E31 Brick Beige). Papers are from Lasting Impressions (Powdered Sugar and Forest Green). I used my Spellbinder dies to cut the plain and scalloped circles.
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Friday, October 23, 2009
Sorry I've not posted anything for several days, but today I received a new set of Flourishes Gerbera Daisies stamps. I couldn't wait to try them out. I stamped the images with VersaFine Onyx Black ink on Paper Trey white card stock and then used my heating tool to set the ink. I colored the images with my Copic CIAO markers (Y11 Pale Yellow, R20 Blush and a touch of G21 Lime Green) and did a little shading on the flowers with R22 Light Prawn. Then I mounted the stamped images on SU Pretty in Pink paper. I cut out the butterfly and mounted it with pop dots. Sentiment is from Stampendous.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009
The card didn't need much explanation, but I wanted to show this cute design. What do you think?
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Monday, October 12, 2009
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Friday, October 9, 2009
Anyone who is interested can contact me about purchasing a wide variety of inks, including the ones I used on this card.
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Thursday, October 8, 2009
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009
The paper and ink are Going Gray from SU. The stamp is the "Medallion" from SU. I discovered that one of my circle Nesties fit perfectly in the middle of the Medallion design which is the white layer. Quite awhile back I purchased a set of clear stamps from PaperTreyink that worked perfect with the Marvy punches. I decided to dig them out and stamp one of them on the white layer. The design had little "twists" on which I placed a dot of Platinum Perfect Pearls. I also added the Perfect Pearls to each of the areas with three dots on the Medallion.
The card I saw stamped a couple of different sized hearts and cut them out for the middle of the design. My hearts were all in my Valentine stamps so I decided just to use a couple of punched hearts from pink cardstock. The pink ribbon actually wraps around the front of the card by making a slit in the fold. I'm not sure I really like this way of putting the ribbon on but I placed a couple of glue dots under the ribbon to stabilize it. The final touch was a small pink butterfly in the upper left corner. I also added a small dot of Perfect Pearls on the butterfly as well.
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Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Ever since I started buying the Cuttlebug Folders, I had wished they would come out with a nice design for the corner of a card. One day when I was "shopping" on line I found this Sizzix folder which was perfect for what I had been wanting. Then on another day where I was browsing sites for ideas on cards, I saw a card basically made like this and just loved the stamped design.......so that meant another order. The stamp is by Stampendous.
Originally I stamped the design right on the cardstock but then realized the paper I was using was too light weight to color with Copic markers and not have the color show through. I stamped the design on another piece, colored it with my Copics and then cut it out and adhered it over the original stamped image. Tiny pearl embellishments were added to the centers of the flowers and a sheer pink ribbon tied to finish off he project.
If by chance the person who originally made a card so similar to this sees this, let me know. You had a wonderful card and I wish I remembered where I saw it. The card I cased had one extra embellishment -- a "Mr & Mrs" tag attached to the ribbon.
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Monday, October 5, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
This was such a fun card to make since it was totally different than anything I had ever done before. A friend of mine (Georgia) made a card last year and I cased her idea. She layered her card differently and a little more striking than this one but I was pleased with how this turned out.
Using a white cardstock from Lasting Impressions, I started by inking the moon. I used yellow ink (obviously) and a stiff brush to apply it -- always starting in the center of the moon and gradually working my way out so as to give a fading of the color. When I was satisfied with the size of the moon, I sponged turquoise ink all over the rest of the white front and then added a little more darker blue by sponging it here and there.
The witch from Inkadinkadoo and the trees from the SU set "Lovely as a Tree" were added using VeraFine Onyx Black Ink. I mounted this piece onto a yellow cardstock and then onto the Tempting Turquoise paper from SU.
Thank you Georgia for coming up with the original card you made to give me a wonderful idea to case!