Saturday, November 22, 2014

Let's be merry

Good morning! Here is my take on this weeks Fusion challenge. I was inspired by the silver tinsel and red in the photo and followed the sketch.

First of all, I saved this bag from Nordstrom's because I liked the silver shine to it and thought I'd recycle it. It came in handy for making the silver wreath. I used the fir dies from Poppy stamps to cut out enough to glue around a circle that I had drawn in pencil on the cardstock.

Red satin bow is tied using the Bow Easy and adhered onto the wreath using a glue dot. The red berries are plastic pony beads that I melted in the oven to create my own candy dots. There are several video's tutorials on this on You Tube. Now I have a plethora of different colored dots to play around with!

Cut out a banner using the smallest fishtail die from MFT and stamped the sentiment from Technique Tuesday in Wild Cherry pigment ink.

Card base is a pure poppy piece of cardstock from PTI.
ETA: also adding this into Less is More week 199 challenge of Jingle all the way/Christmassy. 

That's it for now! Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Christmas hello

Hello there. Got to play around a bit this afternoon and colored up this cute digi for Christmas!

This cute pair fit well into this weeks Freshly Made Sketch.  

I have no idea where this digi stamp came from either! Yikes! It's in my Christmas folder which is filed under all my digital stamps.....If anyone recognizes this, please leave me a comment as to who it belongs to!

The buckle is from a box of hardware that I got from the former Angel Company. I had to paint it gold to match and it took a while to dry. But once it was, I threaded it through some black grosgrain ribbon that worked nicely with the width of the buckle. Red satin ribbon is used behind the main panel. 

Used a multi-dot embossing folder from Darice as texture in the back ground. Like that it looks like snow!

Picture below of the copic's used to color this cute pair, in addition I used E50 and YR00.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Perk up

Hello! Hope everyone is staying warm and safe during this ugly early winter we are having across the US!

Addicted to CAS code word this week is a sketch!
Here is what I did with it! Happy 2nd Birthday A2CAS!

Sentiment and die are from My Favorite Things. I used some shinny Christmas paper to cut out the cup holder just to be a bit festive! Inside of this card will be a gift card to you know which coffee place since I'm in Washington State. =)

Stitched rectangles are from Lil' Inker Designs. I layered them using my mini perfect layers tool in dark green. Satin red ribbon added in the back to keep with the Christmas color theme!

I photographed this tonight and just couldn't get it any lighter no matter what I did. So, sorry for the dark picture!

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Bare trees

Hello peeps! Theme this time around over at Less is More is "more than one tree" and here is what I did with it!

This is what the trees around here are looking like these days, with frost covering them as well. If you enlarge the picture you can see that I added some "frost" on the trees using a Stardust pen to mimic the layers of ice.

The tree stamp is from Memory Box and the Thank You sentiment is from Avery Elle. Palette ink in Jardin Moss, a piece of scrap paper and a dauber used to create the hills.  Added in some clouds and a bit of pink and yellow to create a bit of a sunset. Layered it with black so that it was more dramatic up against the white back ground.

This is also going into The Paper Players #222 clean and simple thank you challenge.

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Get it in gear

Hey everyone! It's a chilly 28 degrees with the sun shining on a wonderful Saturday! Time to post what I came up with for this weeks Freshly Made Sketch.

I worked on it a bit last night and played around with several options and finally settled on this one.

Stamps are from Technique Tuesday that I just picked up from their retiring sale. Gears are stamped in versamark and then heat embossed using copper embossing powder. The white cardstock in back is embossed with the gear embossing folder that I've had in my stash forever and finally got to use. The little dots you see on it is over spray from another project. Ugh! I left it alone and went with it. 

Brass cardstock is from DCWV. I added some craft wire and then the gear to finish this off. That gear is actually from a set of embellishments that I picked up at Hobby Lobby a while ago. I did add a brad to the center of it to match everything else going on in the card.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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Friday, November 14, 2014


Hi everyone! I've been working on this Christmas tag for a couple of days and finally got it finished to post. I'm still not 100% satisfied with it, but it is what it is.

I saw that there is a mixed media tag challenge being held over at Stamping with Loll and this is what I came up with.

I started off with a chip board tag. Painted it a cream color then added some rock candy distress crackle paint. Once dry, I added some distress spray stain colors and using a paper towel rubbed it into the little cracks. Then added more distress colors around the edges to give it an old country look.

Memory box has this really nice fir tree branch die that includes two sizes that I used in the top left corner. The pine cone is made out of a rolled flower die. I just cut the size down a bit. (this is the part of the tag that I'm not too happy with) Christmas lights were purchased at Hobby Lobby and glued on after adding a bit of wire.

The Joy is a die from Savvy stamps. I cut it out of white cardstock and then sprayed it with antiqued brass spray distress stain. Layered it with a cut out of dark brown so that it would stand out a bit more. Lastly, added the plaid tie and finished it off with a bow using some baker twine.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Warm and cuddly

Good morning! Here is a card that I came together pretty easily using two different challenges.

I started off picking the colors using the inspiration photo below from The Paper Players. Then used the sketch from Sweet Sunday to put it all together.

Bear stamp and sentiment come from the former Angel Company. He's colored in Copic's and I added some dimension to the dots on his scarf using some glossy accents. He is cut out using a circle nestie and layered with a stitched circle die from Lil' Inkers.

To create the ribbon in the back, I first colored a piece of white satin ribbon with the G24 Copic marker and let it dry. Added the polka dots using the Polka Dot basic's II stamp set from PTI in Memories delicate rose ink. It is a very dark ink color and matched the color of Copic's that I used to color the image. Score!

Copic colors can be seen below. I had to lay then flat since I used a mixture of Ciao and sketch markers. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Birthday balloon bouquet

Hi everyone! My boss has a birthday coming up and she deserves something special. Using this weeks CAS(e) this sketch, this is what I came up with.

Balloons were cut out using the die from Papertrey, Ink and then stamped using the Balloon Bash stamp set. I used Colorbox wild cherry ink from MFT to stamp as it gives a nice coverage for solid stamps.

Sentiment is from Birthday Bash sentiments. I had no idea that these sets were both called "bash" until I sat down to write up this blog post. Funny! Anyway, added the flower border using the small flowers in the set that match the flowers in the balloons. Even added a few on the inside using white pigment ink.

Red and white bakers twine used for the strings and then I tied a tiny bow using the Bow Easy. Everything on this card except for the ink I used is from PTI.

Here is the sketch.

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Happy Birthday

Hi everyone! I was inspired over at the Tag you're it! blog to make this card.

The sweet pea stamp is from the former There She Goes. I stamped it in versafine, heat embossed with clear embossing powder and then colored the two sets with Copic's in R81 and R85. 

I fussy cut the three bigger petals out and then attached them using tiny pieces of foam tape to pop them up. Love the dimension it gives.

Tag die is from Quickutz (Lifestyle crafts). I ended up layering the tag with both pink and black cardstock to make it stand out a bit from the big argyle designer paper.

I ran the pink cardstock through a new embossing folder I just picked up from cricut for the cuttlebug called gingham.

Finally, I took a section of white satin ribbon and colored it with the R81 Copic marker, then tied on some black scrappers floss. Sentiment is from Papertrey, Ink.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Let it snow

Hey everyone! Love this weeks sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches! Here is what I did with it!

In a Christmas mood today and wanted to put something together with red and kraft. Ended up making a snow scene out of a tree stamp (Stamps by Judith) and the snow back ground stamp from MFT.

Sentiment is from PTI from the set Two feet deep. I used white ink from The Stamps of Life made by Colorbox to stamp both the sentiment and falling snow.

Cut out a snowflake from one of my numerous dies in my collection and added some tiny pearls to give it a bit of umph!

Red satin ribbon is colored using the R29 Copic marker and tied with the bow easy.

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