Friday, November 30, 2012


Hello!  Hope this finds everyone doing well! I have a Holiday card to share today!

Pine needle stamp is from Great Impressions and stamped in Palette Jardin Moss. The red berries is a clear stamp from the Lovely Leaves stamp set from Papertrey, Ink. Sentiment is also from Papertrey.

I stamped everything onto vintage cream cardstock and then dusted it with vintage photo distress ink using a stipple brush. Red pearls from Kaiser craft added to the right hand bottom corner to add a bit of interest to the card.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Chicken soup?

Hi everyone! Here's another get well card for my Christmas giving. I improvised a bit with this one (tongue in cheek), but I thought it turned out pretty cute.

Chicken is from Victorine Originals and the soup bowl and sentiment are from Lawn Fawn. Colored with Copic's and then cut out with dies from Spellbinders and Verve (sentiment).

Yellow and blue cardstock are from Bazzill and the blue gingham is from A*Muse.

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Mojo Monday sketch x2

Hi everyone! I'm not a person who goes out and does the Black Friday shopping madness. I don't have the patience! So, I bought a few things off of the internet while in my jammies and a cup full of coffee by my side. I also got a chance to play with #268 Mojo Monday sketch! I actually have two versions to show you.

 The first one is not as embellished as the one below.

I'm thinking I like the embellished version better, but what do you think?

Designer paper is from K&Company and the lime green and blue cardstock is from HOTP. I used a b it of navy ink and a sponge dauber to add a little distressing around the striped dp. The star is cut out using the verve die and then glittered up. Once it dried I used some foam tape to pop it onto the end of the sentiment banner.

The stars are metal with double back foam tape attached and come from Momenta that I picked up at Michael's. I actually bought it because of the snowflakes in the package, not the stars.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Soft and Subtle

Hi everyone! Here's a card I completed for this weeks sketch challenge over at Split Coast Stampers.

Tree stamp is from TAC and stamped in a light gray ink in the back from Studio G which created a shadow effect. Then I used a darker gray in the front from Memento. The front trees almost look like blue spruce trees.

Next I sponged on some summer sky blue ink with a dauber and then used the dot stubby stick from Stamps By Judith to stamp the snow in white ink from Colorbox. You'll have to click on the picture to make it larger to see the effect.

Designer paper is from Memory Box and the light gray/green cardstock is from American Crafts.  Sentiment stamp is from Studio G. Square and long rectangle nesties used to cut out the main image and the sentiment panel.

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Happy Thanksgiving card

Hello! Here's a Thanksgiving card I made for the fun of it.

It's rather boring...but thought I'd post it anyway. The stamps are from Studio G and the turkey is colored with Copic's.

Cardstock is from Papertrey, Ink except for the yellow which is from American Crafts. The scalloped die is from Quickutz. Brown gingham ribbon finishes this off.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and loved ones!

Monday, November 19, 2012

CAS embossed snowflake

Hi everyone! I've got a very clean and simple card to show you today!

I used the snowflake embossing folder from Provo Craft and embossed it in the center of some thick white cardstock. Layered it with pure poppy cardstock and then mounted it onto a kraft card base.

Sentiment is from Papertrey, Ink.

I think this took me about 5 minutes to make and it would be wonderfully easy to mass produce these for my Christmas cards this year. But, I tend to make individual cards for the people I send out cards to. Do you do the same?

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Masculine Get Well

Hello everyone! Here's another get well card, but this one was done with a masculine twist.

Stamps are from Lawn Fawn (without the smiley faces). I colored the Bandaid with Copic markers and cut it out using a long rectangle nestie.

The designer paper is from DCWV from the once upon a time paper pack. I purposely mounted it off center from the black layer to add a bit of interest to the card. I debated whether or not to add the grosgrain ribbon but decided it needed a bit of something so went with it.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Birthday wishes - Mojo Monday sketch #267

Hi everyone! Loved this weeks Mojo Monday sketch and had to play along!

Here is the sketch.

Stamps are from Verve. The flowers are colored with Copic markers in B60, B63 and B66.  Flower was cut out using the die from Verve, after about 5 tries! ;-) It's popped up using foam tape and I added some leaves which were punched out using the leaf punch from Martha Stewart Crafts.

Light purple cardstock is from Bazzill and the darker one is from Hot Off The Press. Circle nesties used to cut out the sentiment and the white cardstock is from PTI.  I used the B63 Copic marker to color the grosgrain ribbon. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Christmas Greetings & V O new designs

Greetings! Here is a card that I did using one of this month's sketches from Verve over at SCS.

The stamps are from Studio G and stamped in fresh snow white ink. I did heat emboss using white embossing powder as well so that it would stand out a bit more.

Spellbinders squares and long oval nesties used to create the main focal points. All cardstock is from Papertrey, Ink.

By the way:

Just in time for the holidays, Victorine Originals has come out with ten fabulous new stamp designs. They will be arriving in a few days, but you can pre-order them and save big!

Click the link to take a peek at our brand new designs, and order your set today! These will be sold as individual stamps in our online catalog, and this will be the only time you can get them as a set, so hurry and pre-order your set today! The sale will end soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Mojo Monday - Winter Wishes

Hi everyone! I had some time tonight to get busy with this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch. Here it is - I kept it simple and deleted a few things.

Sentiment stamp is from Verve. Designer paper is from Die Cuts With a View - linen closet. I like the non-traditional colors for this winter card. 

Snowflake punch is from EK Success and I punched it out using printer paper, then sprayed with Elmer's spray adhesive and dusted it with glitter. Now that I finally got all the glue off my fingers I can post it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

CAS get well

Hi there! I'm getting an early start on the set of get well cards that I give to my Dad's girlfriend every Christmas. Here's one of them!

Stamps are from Lawn Fawn. I paper pieced the tissue box and colored the tissue a little bit using gray copic's. Each of the stamps from this get well set has a smiley face in it, which I did not like. So, I got out the Xacto knife and did a little surgery.

Rectangle nestability used to emboss the outline that the tissue box goes into. The olive green cardstock is from Gina K and the yellow is from Bazzill.

One down, several more to go! Thanks for stopping by!