Monday, December 31, 2012

Masculine hang in there!

Hello! Here is the final sketch for 2012 at SCS for Viva la Verve. 

Stamps are from Verve -  the small pennant outline and sentiment, plus the die used to cut it out. The thin and longer fishtail die is from MFT.

I sponged on some vintage photo distress ink onto the craft paper to grunge things up a bit and make this more manly. Designer Paper is from Hot Off The Press. Added some black pearls (why do I think of Johnny Depp every time I say that?) for a bit of interest! Savvy? OK, let me get my head out of  the movie Pirates of the Caribbean. =)

Hope you have a safe, fun and Happy New Years!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Nature - Viva la Verve week 3

Hi all! Here is the sketch from week 3 and my take on it!

Sentiment is from Verve. I decided to use an oval since it fit the sentiment a lot better.

The green back ground is done with Alcohol inks, simple solution and a piece of printer paper. I put a small amount of the simple solution into a container, then add in the alcohol inks until I get the color I want. I used a foam brush to paint the solution onto the crumbled up printer paper and then let dry. 

Fern stamps in the back ground are from Verve, as well. Butterfly is two dies used together from Memory Box. The solid color of the butterfly and the panel with the ribbon on it are from HOTP, it's a subtle yellow, believe it or not! :-)

Thanks for dropping by!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Viva la Verve December challenges

Hi everyone! I had a chance to play in the challenges over at SCS for Verve. Here are the sketches for weeks 1 & 2.

Here is what I did with them.

Stamps from Verve. The stars are colored with a yellow stardust gel pen. Designer paper is from Making Memories and the pearls from Kaisercraft. Sponged on some yellow ink (Studio G) around the sentiment panel so that it would stand out a bit more.

Again, stamps are from Verve. Cupcake is stamped with Studio G chalk ink. Polka dot paper is from PTI and the pink DP is from TAC. Pink rhinestones were added for a bit of bling! I really like how this color combo turned out!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

White on White PTI blog hop

Hi everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas with family and friends! Here is my take on the PTI blog hop challenge this month - White on White. I did add a pop of color!

I used the stamp set Wishing You from PTI to create this wedding card. Which will come in handy in May when I have a wedding to attend.

I stamped the tulip and its stem in chalk ink from Studio G. Sentiment is stamped in Archival ink. Dies that were used on this card are: Banner from MFT and the mat stack is from PTI which I layered using a soft yellow cardstock from Bazzill.

The lattice embossing folder was used as texture and I punched out the corners using the ticket punch to sort of match up with the mat stack die. White pearls added in the corners and the white satin bow was tied using the bow easy.

Thanks for stopping by - what do you think of my White on White card? Love to hear your feedback!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Snowflakes - another case

Hello all! Here's another card that I cased off of Pinterest! What I don't like about this, is that you cannot mail them due to the big bow! So, these babies get hand delivered.

Snow flake stamp is a very old one from Provo Craft and I stamped it in Fresh snow Palette ink. Sentiment is from PTI and stamped in Archival Jet Black ink. 

The bow is tied using the bow easy. I've had this ribbon in my stash for years and finally got to use it!

I finally got a picture of the sugar cookies that I made. They turned out pretty good and I learned a lot about Royal Icing and using decorator bags! What a flippin mess I made!

My dh says that my snowflakes look like they have chicken feet. LOL!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Trio in red

Hi everyone! I got a chance to play with this Mojo Monday's sketch challenge. Here's the sketch.

 I deleted a few layers and kept it very clean and simple.

Flower stamp is from Verve. I used Marvy Wet Looks embossing markers and colored directly on the stamp. Doing the huff method, I stamped it onto glossy cardstock that had already been cut out into the squares. The die is from PTI, and then I used a square nestie to layer the red onto them after I had rounded the corners off.

The Verve Sentiment is stamped in Ranger Archival Jet Black ink and I used pure poppy satin ribbon between. Yellow self adhesive pearls from Kaisercraft are added to the center of the flowers.

Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Cased Presents

Hi everyone! I'm pausing to do this blog post in the middle of making sugar cookies. I'm going to attempt to frost them this year with Royal icing using decorator bags and all. If they work out, I'll post some pictures later. In the meantime here is another Christmas card............

I cased this off of Pinterest. The bows are a Memory Box die. I used a small square nesties die to cut out the designer paper (which is from all my Christmas paper scraps) and then cut out the bows using coordinating cardstock. It looks like most of the paper is from Memory Box.

I used the Swiss dots embossing folder for the back ground and then the larger snowflake one to back the presents. Scarlett jewel cardstock is used to layer.

Thanks for stopping by! Back to rolling out dough!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Hi everyone! Today's Christmas card is a very traditional one.

The Santa stamp is from Victorine Originals. I stamped him in Versamark and then used gold embossing powder and heat embossed.

The designer paper is from Memory Box and layered with Scarlett Jewel cardstock from PTI. I added some Burgundy ribbon from RABOM and called it good.

Thanks for dropping by!

Sunday, December 16, 2012


Hello! I'll be sharing a few Christmas cards this week as we get closer to the big day!

This one is a Clean and Simple card. I made of few of these to send out this year as they were quick and easy to make. This is actually a design I cased from a card I saw on Pinterest.

Using kraft cardstock I punched out the snowflake using the EK Success punch. I backed it with pure poppy polka dot designer paper and then layered it onto a base of pure poppy cardstock. Satin ribbon was attached prior to taping it down.

Sentiment is from Papertrey, Ink as is all the ribbon and cardstock.

Thanks for stopping in!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Glad Tidings

Hi everyone! I've saved a lot of really cool Christmas cards from Pinterest to case this season. Here is one of them.

White cardstock is from PTI and embossed with the holly themed embossing folder from Cuttlebug. It's the 5 x 7 one. Labels 4 and one of the fancy tags are used to frame up the wonderful sprig of fir stamp from Victorine Originals. Sentiment stamp is from Verve.

I finally used some of the red velvet ribbon I've been hoarding! White pearls are from Kaisercraft. Copic's used to color the fir sprig.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Mr & Mrs Snowman

Greetings everyone! I hope this finds you all doing well as Christmas approaches! I have yet to finish my shopping or mail out my cards! Ack! Here's one of my favorites, though!

Stamp is from Whippersnapper. I stamped it in Memento and then colored with Prisma Colored pencils and blended it with OMS. I haven't used this coloring technique in a long time and had fun with it!

I layered it with pure poppy cardstock onto a white card base. Sentiment is from Papertrey, Ink.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

I ♥ you

Hello everyone! I found some inspiration this morning and completed this weeks Mojo Monday sketch!  Here's the sketch.

Here is what I did with it. I got tired of making Christmas cards and went with Valentines Day instead. I guess the hearts in the sketch worked for me today!

Designer paper is from My minds eye and the scallop die used is from Lifestyle Crafts. Same with the bigger hearts, but the little ones are from Verve! Red cardstock and ribbon are pure poppy from PTI.

Stamps are from The Paper Studio that I picked up at Hobby Lobby. Ink is from MFT. Red pearls are added to highlight the scallops and are from Queen and Company.

 Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Thanks a bunch

Hi everyone! Sorry for being slow to post this last week, I've gotten some kind of virus and can't seem to breathe - and to top it off I got it from my boss when she was in town last week! Go Figure!

I thought I'd post a regular card this week to give everyone a break from all the Christmas cards.

Flower stamp is from Memory Box and colored with Copic's. I added some white pearls for the center of the flowers. I cut it out using one of my numerous tag dies.

The green is vellum that has been ran through the lattice embossing folder and then torn on the edge. Sentiment stamp is from Verve. I colored a white satin ribbon the same color as the flowers using Copic markers and tied onto the tag. It's also popped up using foam tape.

Thanks for stopping in!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Red mittens

Hi everyone!
I made this card over the last few days and it went well with the sketch challenge over at The house that stamps built. I made it with a circle as the focal point instead of a square.

Stamp is from Verve and colored with Copic's. The small snowflake in the middle of each mitten is an old TAC stamp that I conjured up and stamped in fresh snow ink.

Designer paper is from Memory Box and I sponged some Jardin Moss ink from Palette around the edges. Bow die is from MFT.

Thanks for stopping by!