Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Happy in pink

Hi everyone! Just a quick post to show case some new stamps and dies on a clean and simple card.


The big Happy and the birthday sentiments are stamps from Mama Elephant. I got the Happy word die to go with this too! Can't wait to use it.

The fishtail dies are from My Favorite Things. The white one is from the latest blueprints set and the other is the smallest stitched die, which happened to work pretty good as a layer beneath the white one.

Flower stamp is from Purple Onion Designs. It's stamped in Sugar and Pink Lemonade Fresh Ink from Impress Rubber Stamps.

I made the pink flower centers and the black dot by baking pony beads in the oven. I have so many colors to play with now.

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by!




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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Santa in sleigh

Hi everyone! It's one layer time over at Less is More and the theme this time around is snow!

The Santa in the sleigh stamp comes from Plum Purdy and is colored with Copic's.

I used my snow stencil that I just got from Simon Says Stamp to layer on some molding paste for the snow. I also dusted it with glitter while it was still wet to add some sparkle.

Off to get my Christmas tree once my DH gets his act together. He's been goofing off on FB instead of paying bills and it has put us behind about two hours. I just should have left his rear end and home and did it myself! Ugh, men!!! Thanks for stopping by!


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Friday, December 12, 2014

Tree in burlap

Hey everyone! I'd stamped up a few of these tree's up and had them colored and ready to be make into cards, when I saw this weeks Freshly Made Sketch.

I just had to tweak the sketch a bit to make it work!


The little tree stamp is from Plum Purdy that I've had in my Christmas stamp stash for a while now. I sure wish that she would make more of her paintings into stamps. They are sooo cute.

I stamped it in Versafine ink and heat embossed it using clear embossing powder so that I could color the sack. In my mind it's burlap and used E31, E35 and E37 Copic's to color. Added a bit of clear wink of Stella glitter to the star that I colored using Y21. 

Black scrappers floss used to tie the bow. The bottom scallop was cut out using the smallest die from Lifestyle crafts on a canvas like material. Then using E37, I colored it to match the bag. The embossing folder is from Taylored Expressions aptly named burlap. Sentiment is from PTI and was stamped prior to running the kraft cardstock through the cuttlebug. I can't believe how well it lined up on the first try!

Well, that is it for today. Thanks for stopping by!
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Silver

Hi everyone! I got a chance to put together this real quick clean and simple card for the CASology week 125 challenge.  The que card word is Silver!

I dug out some silver metallic cardstock from DCWV to use as the base of this card.

The die is from My Favorite Things that I got for free because I couldn't control my spending! LOL, you have to spend over $60 dollars in order to get a free die. Anyway, I've used this die several times to make really fast Christmas cards. So many possibilities with not only the background, but the cut out's as well.

The sentiment is from Papertrey, Ink and I stamped it in Versamark and then heat embossed it using silver embossing powder. I took a close up picture of it due to the fact that it really doesn't look like it's embossed in the picture at right!

I did use some foam squares to pop the white cardstock up off of the silver. This gives it a bit of dimension!

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


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I also want to do a shout out that my snow scene card a couple of posts down was chosen as one of the honorable mentions for the Merry Monday challenge! WooHoo!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

It's the most wonderful

Hello! Whipped this one up to go along with the weeks Mojo Monday Sketch!

Mitten and sentiment stamps are from Verve. I stamped the mittens in Versafine ink and heat embossed using clear embossing powder. Then colored with the R29 Copic marker. I stamped the snowflakes onto the mittens using white craft ink and a small snowflake stamp from my Christmas stamp stash.

Added some tiny black and white pearls from Recollections to the center of the snowflake and next to the sentiment to add some interest.

Designer paper is from Paper Pizazz that I have had in my stash forever! Went with a black border as I couldn't find any darker red that went with the colors in the dp. I added the black circle border at the last minute, and I'm glad I did. It just ties everything together!

Thanks for stopping by!

-Laurie



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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Snow

Hi everyone! I was inspired by the Fusion challenge and decided to play around a bit with it. Here is what I ended up with.

The red gingham stood out as did the color in the pine cone. I decided to follow the sketch and use those two colors as well as a white card base.

Fishtail banner is from MFT and cut out using kraft cardstock. I layered it with pure poppy cardstock from PTI. The red gingham is a stamp from Kaisercraft that I inked up with wild cherry colorbox ink from MFT. 

Snowflakes are cut using white cardstock and dies from Penny Black. I then sprayed them with some frost smooch shimmer spay to give them a little bit of bling.

Using alphabet dies from Memory Box I cut out the S,N and W. A dauber with white ink from Fresh Ink is used to do the snowman face to take the place of the O. I added a bit of orange cardstock for his nose and tiny tiny black pearls for his mouth.  This idea was another Pinterest find.  I also added a small snowflake to the inside of the card, which you can barely make out.

Thanks for stopping by! Off to run a few crafty errands today.




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Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas cheer

Hi everyone! I got a chance to play around with this weeks Freshly Made Sketch and this is what it ended up being.

I had this idea in my head that I wanted to stencil some molding paste onto the background of this card. I've got this really nice splatter/coffee cup stain stencil that I was bound and determined to use. Well, it was a great idea but I just could not execute it without much success. After getting very frustrated I gave up and ended up using the SU Gorgeous Grunge with Vintage Photo distress ink instead. I did use part of the stencil in the lower right hand portion of the card. I had to get that coffee cup stain in! Does this remind you of coffee or cocoa?

Coffee to go cup die is from My Favorite Things. Dug into my stash of Christmas paper to cut the top and the holder.

Sentiment is from Technique Tuesday. The little stars or snowflakes on each side is a stubby stamp from Stamps by Judith. I did add a tiny white pearl to each center.

Cup is popped up using foam tape as is the sentiment, as you can see by the shadow. Thanks for stopping by!



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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

A little snow scene

Hi everyone! I played around with some die's this past weekend and came up with this little snow scene that made a wonderful Holiday card.


The birch trees were cut out of rustic white cardstock so that they stick out a bit from the white snowy hills. Pure poppy cardstock (PTI) used to cut out the birds to make them into cardinals. One of the white pine trees are  popped up using foam tape. Both of these dies are from Impression Obsession.

The hills are cut using dies from Simon Says Stamp. To create the snow flakes, I used the dots stubby stamp by Stamps by Judith with white acrylic paint.

Holiday greetings sentiment is from Papertrey, Ink.

This is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Christmas Holiday
Dazzling Diva #54 - Snow/Snowflakes
Dream Valley - True Blue
Merry Monday - Feathered Friends


Thanks for stopping by!
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Monday, December 1, 2014

Hang in there

Hi everyone! Came across two items in my "to make into cards" area on my desk and they worked themselves into a pretty cool card - no pun intended.

I made the blue piece a while ago when dropping water into splats was all the rage. Well, they're more dots than splats anyway, so I'll link this up to the Addicted to CAS Dots challenge. 

The girl is a digi stamp from Mo Manning and colored with Copic's. I added a bit of sparkle in the snow falling and wind elements using the clear wink of Stella brush.

Sentiment is an old one from the former Angel Company that I stamped and cut out using a tag die from Paper Smooches. A little bit of red and white baker twin tied into a bow finishes it off.  I chose this sentiment as a message to all of us to "hang in there" during the stressful Holiday season. We don't have to do it all and remember to delegate to your family! They have to learn sometime! right? 
Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Celebrate

Hi everyone! Less is More is celebrating it's 200th challenge and the theme is, you guessed it, Celebrations.  Here is what I did with it.

I cut out three balloons using the die from Papertrey, Ink using glitter paper from DCWV. Popped them up in varying degrees using different sizes of foam tape and then added the silver strings and a bow.

Sentiment is from PTI's wet paint III set. I stamped it in versamark then heat embossed in silver. Also used a versamark pen and ruler to do the outside of the layer that was then popped up on the card base.  Sorry the picture is so dark, we had a bit of snow yesterday morning and the grey skies are playing havoc with my lights in my room.

Happy 200th Less is More! I've only been following and participating this year and it's a pleasure to get to know all the great ladies and gentlemen across the pond! Thanks to Chrissie for leading the charge and to many more challenges in the future!

Thanks for stopping by!

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