Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving and a JustRite Christmas

First, I want to wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving. This is such a wonderful time to give thanks for all our blessings and to be with loved ones. Of course, not only does the turkey get stuffed - there are so many delicious culinary creations to enjoy! This year I am blessed to be invited to my daughter's for Thanksgiving. So... I had a little time to create a card this morning.
The day after Thanksgiving officially launches Christmas for me, and I just love creating Christmas cards! I decided to see what I could create with Justrite's "A Merry Little Christmas" set. I saw one of Becca Feeken's cards where she used a wired ribbon and I had to give this a try. I stamped my image and then cut and embossed the image and adhered it to the coordinating scalloped nestability. I mounted my ribbon and image on Spellbinder's pendant die, Kaleidoscope. I then cut two Spellbinder's "Fancy Tags" dies to enhance my pendant. My "Joy" sentiment is from a Martha Stewart punch. Dew drops add the final embellishing touch. My design paper is from Basic Grey's "Wassail" collection.
My "bells" were colored with the following Copic colors: YR23, YR21, Y38, Y17, R59, R46, R29, G14 and G05. I used red and gold Atyou Spica pens to add a little glitter, but I don't think it shows up in my photo.
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Muffin for Christmas

When I saw this image and the cute sentiment, I immediately thought "I have to have this"! I can hardly resist all the fabulous Christmas stamps and digis this year. Christmas is my favorite holiday and I love creating Christmas cards. This digi was so much fun to work with and is from Whimsie Doodles. I chose Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses design paper and SU card stock. My satin ribbon is Purely Pomegranate, also from SU. I cut my sentiment out with Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four. My "muffin" is colored with Copics.
I really like using the combination of aqua and pomegranate. Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Snow Much Fun!

Well, this is one for the road - or should I say one before I get on the road! We're off to pick up my sister-in-law and brother-in-law for the Thanksgiving holidays. We have a 4 - 5 hour drive and we're staying over night. I so wanted to create one more card before we left, so I grabbed up this little cutie from Pink Cat Digital Studio, "Betty Candy Cane". I selected Basic Grey's "Eskimo Kisses" design paper and combined this with SU card stock and added a bow using SU ribbon. The snowflakes were punched with a Martha Stewart and a Marvy punch. I colored "Betty" with my Copics.
My husband keeps asking me when I am going to start on our Christmas cards - I am just having so much fun creating cards for my blog! I guess I will have to start soon.
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Love To Read?

Do you love to read? I am an avid reader although I seem to spend more time stamping, LOL! I am currently reading "New Moon" and yes, I know I am behind on reading this stupendous series. I always find myself looking for a bookmark, kinda like my glasses - they always find a way to disappear. I found this great tutorial for bookmarks and decided I wanted to try my hand at making some. I know there are many tutorials for making these and I cannot remember where I saw the instructions for this one, but my bookmark is based on a 5" square. I've tried other patterns and this works best for me. Of course, I had to add extras! I decided I wanted a ribbon on mine and I actually use two ribbons. Then I have to add embellies, I love to layer!
My design paper is from Basic Grey and the card stock is from my stash. I always save my scraps and they do come in handy for making these bookmarks. The ribbon is just odds and ends from one of my local craft stores. The branches are from MS and the poinsettia is from the Spellbinders.
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Little Sugar Anyone?

Sugar Nellie, that is (he he). I was trying to decide on which image to use for a friend's upcoming birthday and I found this in my stash. I colored this image a while ago and even went as far as to create the background, but never used this for a card. My dh always asks me, "what are you saving these for"? Well... that was a good question, so I decided I should listen to him - just this once (don't tell him!).
This little stamp is called "Postbox" and I purchased this from Funkykits. I believe the DP is Basic Grey and the card stock is SU mellow moss. I used an EK Success punch for my swirlies and a MS punch for the hydrangea. This little gal was colored with my Prismacolors.
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Monday, November 16, 2009

Just A Simple Card

This is one of the cards I made for our card ministry. I wanted to keep it "simple" and masculine. The images are from Papertrey Ink's anniversary collection "Simple Little Things".
The card stock is Papertrey Ink's dark chocolate and the design paper is from DCWV's safari collection. I used Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink for the sentiment and stamped images.
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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Bear and Robin

What a busy weekend! I've been making lots of cards and getting ready to help our youth at church make 20 cards tonight for Agape boxes. I have precut all the paper so all they have to do is stamp, score and tie a little ribbon.
Now... it is time for me to show you my latest creation. I finally got my hands on this Gillian Robert's stamp from Stampavie. It is out of stock in most of the internet stores I "frequent".
I used Basic Grey's newest Christmas collection, "Eskimo Kisses" for my design paper. I mounted my image on Spellbinder's pendant die, "Fleur de Lis". I made my snowflake embellie and my satin ribbon is from Stampin Up. Bear and Robin are colored with Copics and I really worked hard on my coloring for this image.
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Friday, November 13, 2009

Blog Candy!

I just discovered Annabelle Stamps is offering up 3 new stamps sets and Sprinkles as blog candy! Hurry over and check out their site before November 22nd to enter!

Another Thanksgiving Tilda

I have one more Tilda card to share with you before I retire her for the Thanksgiving holiday. I used Papertrey Ink First Fruits collection design paper as my backgroud and SU's mellow moss card stock. Tilda is colored with copics. She is such a cutie! I'm going to have to ink up some more of my Magnolia images.
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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pilgrim Tilda

Greetings Everyone!
I'm so happy to finally be able to post today. I was in the middle of posting when we lost our cable which equated to no internet and no television. We are in the midst of a terrible Nor'easter. Here is a long overdue Tilda creation. This little darlin' is supposed to be a witch but I like her much better as a pilgrim. I apologize for my photo - our lighting has been very dismal today and my green card stock is not really that shade! I haven't purchased any new Tilda's in a while, but I just had to have this little cutie.
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

For Henry

This may be a little late, but I wanted to show you the card I created "For Henry". This is in memory of Sarah Anderson's 3 year old son who passed away on November 2nd. The proceeds from the sale of this digital stamp by Pink Cat Studio will go to the purchase of a memorial tree in honor of Henry. This card will be going to my new great nephew!
The card stock is from DCWV's Nana's Nursery and I colored with my Copics.

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Slice and Spellbinders Meet

I wanted to make something a little out of the norm for me. I just upgraded my Slice with the new MS function so I was keen on using this little die cut machine in one of my card designs. The "Merry Christmas" sentiment is from the new "Words and Expressions Holiday" design card. The new upgrade allowed me to shadow the sentiment. The angel is from last year's "Fa La La" design card. I mounted her with pop dots to my Spellbinders "In Spades" die.
I embossed the background with a Cuttlebug folder, "Snow Dots". This is the first card I have created in a long time that I did not color or stamp.
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