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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Winter SCS WT303

This card was made for the challenge today over on SCS, which is to use silver on our creations.  I added silver to my creation with rhinestones.  The card measures 4 1/4" square.  I stamped the Snowflake Scroll in craft white on not quite navy and edged the main image with crafrt white. Winter wording sentiment stamped in black, cut out, lightly sponged with not quite navy and put on dimensionals.  Papers:  gray, black, white, not quite navy.  All stamps are from DRS Designs and the Winter Wording Sentiment is a sneak peek-released Jan. 1st.
Have a lovely Thursday!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Only a few more days until Christmas!  Can I say yikes?!!!!  I have been so sick that I have not done much in the way of preparation.  However, I've decided that what gets done, gets done.
I had this fun candy canes image from DRS Designs sitting lonely on my desk, so I decided to put it on a card!  I stamped the image in black and clear embossed and then colored the candy canes with cherry cobbler.  the bow was colored with old olive, cut out and then I applied chrystal effects.  Placed the candy canes on dimensionals.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Big News

I decided I need to start participating in a variety of ways to get the creative juices flowing.  I went to Mark's Finest Papers  blog and decided to do their Speedy's Friends Challenge and played in their paper piecing challenge.  I used the Chicken Scratch Set from MFP and had quite a bit of fun putting this together.  I did some MAJOR paper piecing.  I stamped the chicken in the basket twice........and though you can't tell here, the chicken is on dimensionals....so is the dude outside of the basket.  The chickens in the circles are stamped in cajun craze and marina mist is sponged on then I put crystal effects on the top of them.  My sister has a ton of hens and chicks...this will go to her in her Christmas package!
Thanks and have a great day!


SCS WT301 All that glitters for you!

Happy Thursday everyone!  I am battling a cold and I certainly don't feel like doing the chores around the house!  It is much easier to sit on my behind and play in the craft room!  The challenge over on SCS today was to add glitter in any fashion to our creations.  This entire card shimmers!  I stamped the triple tree with snow from DRS Designs in garden green and embossed with hologram high-lights, painted the snow in with angel wing shimmerz paint, brayed and sponged on baja breeze for the sky, sprayed black layer with a thick coat of gold shimmer spray, sprayed main image with fine coat of gold shimmer spray, added gold glitter ep to tag which was handwritten and lastly the ribbon is shimmery as well!
Papers:  kraft, black and always artichoke
Thanks for peeking!

Stylish Blogger Award

Good Morning to everyone in Blogger Land!!

I received the Stylish Blogger Award from the awesome stamper Nicole Taylor...aka ButterflyEars over on SCS.  I have admired her work forever and was so tickled that she felt my blog was worthy!  Thanks Nicole!
I am supposed to tell you 8 things about myself:
1.  I LOVE music and always have a song in my head and heart
2.  I am on a weight loss mission
3.  I have 4 sisters that all live too far away from me
4.  I think about creating all the time
5.  I have two wonderful girls
6.  I love Mexican food
7.  I am very loyal
8.  I miss my parents

Now I am passing on the love to some great blogs:  

1.  Heather Prince aka princessheather on SCS http://www.PrincessScrapperStamper.blogspot.com/

Monday, December 13, 2010

Let It Snow!

It's Monday again!  Ugh.  I came down with a cold this past weekend and am working to fight it off.  I am happy to say though, that my daughter Bailey just called to tell me she got an A on her final English paper!  Yeah for her.
I made this card with DRS Designs Santa Face , snow background and the sentiment Let it Snow with Snowflake.  This card was a lot of fun to make.
Paper:  white, black, red, gray
Ink:  white, black
Accessories:  red and clear rhinestones, scallop circle punches, black satin ribbon, corner rounder, lacey edge punch

I hope that everyone finds joy today!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Joys of Christmas

Good day to everyone today!!  Of all my Christmas cards to date, I think this is one of my favorites.  I love this Snow Tree with Fence stamp from DRS Designs.  It is beautiful and so much can be done with it.  I think it goes perfectly with the new Joy of Christmas Greeting from DRS as well.
Onto the the making of the card!  I stamped the image with noir black and colored the tree in with crumb cake and the fence posts with close to cocoa.  I masked off the sun and the snow and brayered colors in this order:  apricot appeal, pink and not quite navy.  Next, I removed masks and sponged apricot appeal in for the sun.  Added some gel pen snow and angel wing shimmerz on tree limbs.  I colored in the snow with angel wing shimmerz paint.  Sponged around the edges of the top portion. 
Paper:  white, black, gray, not quite navy
Ink:  black, close to cocoa, crumb cake, apricot appeal, pink, not quite navy
Accessories:  brayer, white gel pen, shimmerz paint, dimensionals, ribbon, half pearls.

Thanks so much for checking it out and have a great day!


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Don't get your Tinsel in a Tangle!

Put some buttah on me...cuz I'm on a roll!  I used some more of DRS Designs new releases.  My sentiment is new and available for purchase as is the pine bough.  I stamped the pine bough 3 times in craft garden green ink and embossed with clear ep.  Used the versamarker and added some tinsel and embossed in silver ep.  Added some little red berries with marker, added some red metallic twine and rhinestones.  Also, used the ticket corner punch for some interest.
Paper:  MFP's red, garden green, white, black
Accessories:  rhinestones, red metallic twine, clear and silver ep, ticket corner punch, dimensionals
Stamps:  DRS Designs pine bough and the sentiment Tinsel in a tangle

Simplify Christmas

Good Thursday Morning.  For this card I used a combination of watercolor pencils with a blender pen and markers. This beautiful stamp is called Holy Family Manger Scene and the sentiment are new releases from DRS Designs.
Paper:  white, baja breeze textured, creamy caramel, black
Ink/pencils:  blue, creamy caramel, choco chip, daffodil delight, baja breeze, going gray
Accessories:  lace from MFP's, dimensionals, brads, embossing folder, marigold shimmerz on the stars

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

DRS Designs Holiday Blog Slide

Happy December!  Come play with us over at DRS and join in the fun for some wonderful stamps as your reward.  Check it out HERE.
this card was made using the color challenge from yesterday over on SCS.  Old olive, real red and river rock.  The dessert option was to use a Christmas theme. 
Paper:  old olive, real red, white, river rock
Accessories:  dazzling diamonds, snowflake punch, half pearl, embroidery thread, scallop oval punch, edge punch, embossing folder, corner rounder, dimensionals

Next up on the holiday slide is our wonderful designer Joni.  Check out her gallery HERE