I know today is Halloween, but if you make your own Christmas/Holiday cards, it isn't too soon to start. Today's card started by embossing the front of the off white card with a Cuttlebug folder.
A 2" x 4 1/4" red strip of card stock was added over the middle designs.
A piece of off white card stock was stamped with the holly design from Hero Arts and colored with Copic markers. Placing a ruler along the lower edge of the design so that some of the leaves would extend beyond, I used a craft knife to cut up close to the design edges and finished with my craft scissors. The same procedure was used for the top edge of the design.
After attaching the stamped design layer to the red card stock, I placed Queen & Co."Cherry Red" pearls for the berries. The pearls can be purchased from Creating Everlasting Memories.
If you are interested in the other materials for this card, let me know. THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY!
Yesterday I was definitely "under the weather" so my day was spent on the couch but today I'm back at it and wanted to share the second Color Swap Card I made and this time sent it to my friend, Joyce, who was my swap partner for this exchange.
I made a different card for her. I embossed the front of the card with a Sizzix folder and then added a strip of SU Wild Wasabi card stock that had been embossed with one of the Cuttlebug border folders. The flower was stamped with one of the stamps from the SU Terrific Tulips set using Tempting Turquoise and Wild Wasabi markers for the colors. It was mounted on a scrap piece of Tempting Turquoise card stock. I also happened to have some gems that were just the right color to add a little pizzaz.
Thanks for stopping by! Let me know what you think.
Today I was excited to get back to working on orders, doing bookwork and make a couple of cards. Saturday I took a refresher training for working at the election a week from today. While I was at my training, my husband kindly picked up our two youngest grandchildren (ages 4 1/2 and 3) and brought them to stay with us. They were with us until we took them home last evening. What fun!!!! So many antics to laugh about and those wonderful hugs, kisses and cuddling. Other than necessities they have our full attention while they are here.
The color swap card for our Yahoo Group this month was Turquoise and Green. This is the card I made for that swap, but mistakenly sent it to the wrong person. :( (Afraid too much going on in this household lately.)
Both of the embossing folders are Cuttlebug. Punched edge was made with a Martha Stewart Punch. Design is from a SU stamp which was inked with Tempting Turquoise and Mellow Moss markers. And I just realized that after I took this picture, I added turquoise gems to the corners of the white layer.
I couldn't let the partner who was supposed to receive my card go without one, so today I did make a NEW color swap card and sent it to her. That one will be posted once I know she has received it.
The third Christmas card made for a design team has been submitted and kits will be available soon so you can make your own. There will be a ribbon which I did not have here will be added through the top of the ornament. If you are interested in purchasing one of the kits for this card or any of the previous cards I have posted for the design team, e-mail me and I will give you an address for you to contact.
I completed the second Christmas card for the design team. Kits with all the materials needed to make this card will be available by contacting Creating Everlasting Memories. Please contact me at my email address which is on the upper right corner of my blog if you have any questions.
Santa's Workshop is the first of the Christmas cards that I finished for the design team. When I took the picture, Santa was not quite complete..........he still needed his eyes. Materials for making this card will be available in a kit. Please contact Creating Everlasting Memories if you are interested in purchasing one of the kits. Tell them "Vicki" sent you.
We got home on Sunday from a wonderful week with friends. We had a great time laughing and shopping. One night we enjoyed a great Italian Restaurant and had the best Pizza I think I've ever had! But now it's time to get back to work.
As I posted last week, I said I would be adding pictures of cards that I am making for a design team. I am away from home this week, and the week is getting by me very quickly. This is one of the first cards that I made for Creating Everlasting Memories. Materials for making this card will be assembled into a kit and sold through Creating Everlasting Memories on-line store. For information including availability and pricing please go to the CEM web site by clicking on the above link for your inquiry. If you have any questions, please contact me at the email address on the upper right portion of this blog page.
About two weeks ago, I received a very surprising invitation to join a design team. I was experiencing all kinds of feelings of shock, curiosity, fear, but most of all so honored. The invitation came from one of the ladies at Creating Everlasting Memories. To make a long story short, I bought Sizzix embossing folders from her that I used on my blog and because of the interest in the product from visitors to my blog, I put a link to her store on one of my posts and told her. She visited my blog and from that I got the invitation.
Starting next week, I will be away for a week, but I will be posting cards that I have made with products form her store and I will be selling kits through her store to make your own cards like the ones I post. You can contact Creating Everlasting Memories for availability and prices.
And one more thing...........If you go to the store's blog page, Creating Memories in Time, they are having a Blog Hop with a chance to win blog candy. Just follow the directions and get a chance to win.
I saw some cards recently made with a stamped candy corn design. (Repeat Impressions is the company who was selling the stamp on the card I am casing.) The stamp had several pieces of candy corn on it but in my stash I had a stamp with just one single "kernel" on it. (My stamp is from Darcie's) I randomly stamped the piece several times across the bottom of a card.
One of the cards I saw used a strip of orange ric rac. Not too long ago I purchased a Papertrey Ink die that looks like ric rac so I cut an orange strip from card stock and attached it. Then all I had to do was stamp the scary "Happy Halloween" sentiment.
(NOTE: I may be without a camera for a few days since the little door on the bottom of my camera that holds the memory card and battery in has broken off. A rubber band holding it in place just doesn't quite do it. So if I miss some days without posting cards, you'll know what happened. I'm hoping it can be fixed.)
Today's card was made using the same techniques I used on the card for October 1 only with a different arrangemet and I added a bat to this one. With six grandchildren I need several different versions since my mother and mother-in-law also give them cards as well.
This is another of the Halloween stamps from Penny Black that I purchased. It made me think of our youngest granddaugher who dressed up as a witch last year and was just too cute. She's very petite and to see her dressed as a witch was so funny! The "Spooky" is a sticker from a Reminisce sheet of stickers as are the designer papers used on the card. The Cuttlebug Spiderweb embossing folder was used on the bottom portion of this card.
When I saw this stamp, I knew it would be a fun one to color. What I love about these types of stamps from Penny Black is that many of the wood mounted stamps have the design colored on the top which is a big help. I used Copic markers to color them. The background papers were all double sided and gave a nice combination to use together. The candy corn border is actually the edge of the striped paper so I didn't have to add that and it was perfect for the little trick or treaters. One of our grandchildren will get this card.
The stamp I used has been cleaned and I'm not sure you could tell that it was even used. Since I try to do something new every year, if you are interested in purchasing it, just let me know.
This was really a fun card to make. My friend, Andrea, from our Yahoo group gave me the Sizzix die to make the bare tree cut out. It's perfect for Halloween!
First of all I masked off the card except for the circle and sponged in the yellow for the moon. I removed the mask and the sponged light blue ink over the rest of the front except where the grass would go. It doesn't show real well in the picture, but I punched two borders of grass with a MS punch and attached them. I cut the tree using Weathered Black paper from Lasting Impressions and added it next. The last thing was to use some dimensional ghost and pumpkin stickers from Reminisce to finish the scene.
I know one of my grandchildren will like this one. Thanks for stopping by!
My husband And I celebrated our 40th Anniversary in 2008. Our home is in a small Iowa town and I feel very blessed in the life I have had. We have two married daughters and six grandchildren who have brought so much joy in our lives.
I started Heartwarmers from Vicki when my favorite craft store went out of business. I have sold items over the years to at least 35 countries and all 50 states. It has made it possible for me to "meet" so very many wonderful people.
Be sure to click on the "Heartwarmers: The Store" links below. I will be posting information about items I sell. Also check on the NEW "Clearance Items" page for stamps I am clearing out of my own personal inventory.
I hope you will check out some of the cards you will find on my page and I'd welcome any of your comments. If you find any cards that you would like to case, I would be honored.