Friday, September 30, 2011

Gift Givers for Winter

How about this cute shaker card I made using the Gift Givers and the shaker frames and mica flakes all from the latest mini. I love the color Pool Party and it really looks like winter (at least in the south). Well, not so much the snow but the great blue skies we get around here. This was fun to make and I am sure my clubbers will be making this one soon!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Technique - L is for Leather

This one is so hard to read that I am going to type out the message:

Looks Like Leather
          1. Cover card stock with pieces of masking tape
          2. Sponge/dab 1 -2 colors ink all over tape
          3. Cover entire tape area with clear embossing powder
          4. Heat with the embossing gun until melted
          5. Finish as desired
See more projects tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Gift Givers Again

This little card is a great one for Thanksgiving. It is a great holiday but often gets lost except for the food with all the Christmas stuff going on. I once was in NYC for the Macy's Day parade and everyone was wishing us a Happy Thanksgiving all week long. How refreshing! Anyway, this little turkey is so cute and I colored the lace ribbon using re-inkers.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Week 1 Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Edition Challenge

This is the challenge sketch. I again used My Digital Studio for the focal point embellishments. It is getting more fun each time I use it! I made this into a mini card 4 1/2 x 4 but it will still fit in a regular card envelope. The card is Basic Gray and I used the Frightful Sight DSP for the background. I love the stripes! Note the little spider in the background...reminds me of fall!

Gift Givers

Have you seen the new Gift Givers set from the current mini? It is so cute and it covers 6 holidays with one set. I will be showing you a few samples I have made with this set over the next few days this week. I will also be playing along with Connie and Mary's Saturday challenges (for members only). It is not too late to join them for all their wonderful ideas from the new mini. See their website for more info.
Today I am showing a fun Halloween card I made with this set. It features the new Frightful Sight designer series paper and the great black striped grosgrain ribbon. The card itself is Cajun Craze. It doesn't sparkle that much in this photo but I also used the new Dazzling Details glitter glue on the pumpkins.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

What a Challenge!

Ok, I am playing with the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Edition members only sketch this week. It was a challenge for me in more than one way. First, I could not get any juices flowing, then I decided to play with My Digital Studio (MDS) and make an embellishment using the new Pick Your Poison digital download. Needless to say, I am NOT savvy with the computer and I am shaking in my boots when it comes to digitally creating something! I really need to get the hang of this but I don't want to ask my computer whiz hubby. But I did it! I made my embellishment and then quickly added it to a card to meet the challenge. I don't know if it is an exact fit for the challenge but "it'll do."

Stamper's Club Project

I am so excited to get my stampers club going again. I feel like I have so much to show them and to catch up on. We have not been together since June! This is one of the projects we did together. If you missed it, come by next month on the 1st Tuesday of the month...October 4th at 7 p.m. There is always room for 1 more!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

One More Creative Card

This will be the last Creative Elements card I will show (at least for a short while). This last one is very clean and simple, just my style! This one starts with Crumb Cake card and is layered with a punched edge of Cherry Cobbler layered with a piece of First Edition DSP. I stamped over the DSP with the blossom form the set in Cherry Cobbler and stamped and cut the butterfly with the same color. I added a little Crumb Cake "No. 3" and a ribbon to finish it off. Another very different beautiful card.

Stay tuned for my next feature stamp set called, Gift Givers.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Getting Creative Again

I cannot get over how many different looks I have been able to get using this one stamp set...definitely a must have in my opinion. This card used Always Artichoke, Marina Mist and Very Vanilla. I also got to use a little piece of the Paisley Petals DSP and the fun little Designer Frame embossing folder. I gave everything the antique look by sponging with Soft Suede. Very pretty.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Technique - "K " Projects

Seeing some of these now retired stamp sets makes me reminiscent for the good old days...before money was so tight!!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Wisteria Wonder or Wow!

I am again using the Creative Elements to make the card I am showing today but I made it using only Wisteria Wonder ink! It is so lovely to see in real life. I am sure my post will not do it justice but a girl has to try, right?

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Creative Elements #2

This next card features the word Create and the background in the stamp set. It is so pretty in real life! It also has a touch of vintage with the lace and the vintage safety pin. The tiny butterfly is from the set Kindness Matters. The colors used in this card are: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Blushing Bride and Early Expresso.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Creative Elements

I have been playing with one of the new stamp sets in the catalog called, Creative Elements. It is becoming one of my new favorites because of the versatility of the images. It is a set of 8 stamps with beautiful pics AND words. So, I will be featuring cards made with this set of the next several days.
Today is one that features the butterfly in all the new In Colors.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Snow Much Fun

I made this little card as a prototype for my Christmas in July card class but "threw" it out because it was so time consuming with all the lining up of the little birds. But this is such a cute card I just had to share it. If you are only making 1 or 2, it might be fun! But, I would not want to make a bunch of this one!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Technique - "J " Projects

Doesn't this just make you want to get out your brayer and stamp n' roll!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Technique - J is for Joseph's Coat

Be sure to drop by tomorrow to see a couple of projects made using this very fun technique.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bow Boutique and Purse Class

I have added a new date for this spectacular class. It will make a great gift for your mom or mom-in-law especially if you like the handmade touch! I know I do. In this class we will make all the goodies seen in the photo and you don't have to bring anything but yourself. Space is limited to 5 so you need to RSVP soon. The cost is $30 for this class. The date is Saturday, September 17th and the time is 10 AM. I hope you can make it!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Flower Garden Embossed Card

I received this great little card from my good friend and fellow demonstrator, Nadine for my birthday at the end of August. She did such a great job that I wanted a place to show it off. She embossed the white piece with the Flower Garden embossing plate and then used her pastels to color it. The under piece is Daffodil Delight and the card is Certainly Celery. Thanks Nadine!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

CCMC 166 A Sketch Challenge

 This is the sketch for this week. I am posting a sweet little card that is perfect for the start of school. It features the Greeting Card Kids stamp set with the little girl and boy. I have red-headed grandchildren so I couldn't resist adding a little red to one of their heads.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

My Friend Card

It is coming...Fall that is. As much as I dread it every year, it is part of the circle of life. I really don't hate fall, it is what it ushers in...Winter and cold weather. I am a hot weather girl at heart. That is why I can hardly wait to retire and live on a sailboat in the Caribbean!
Anyway, I saw this card done by Mary Brown and wanted to CASE it. I changed my ribbon to the chocolate chip retired ribbon and changed my sentiment but the rest is all her. The colors used are: Riding Hood Red and Calypso Coral. Very pretty!

Friday, September 9, 2011

A No Stamping Card

This is a no stamping card but very pretty. I got the idea from another stamper but made a little change with my ribbon. The colors are Whisper White and Pink Pirouette. I used one of the new punches called, Lace Border Ribbon for the punched pieced of white. I then added a ribbon rose (see my tutorial here) and the wonderful Jewel Pearls for accent. This will make a great card for a wedding or any occasion.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Technique - I is for Inkredible Ideas Samples

This first card was used using the ink and acetate for the background.

This little ornament was made by putting ink drops in the ornament and swirling it around to get full coverage. After the ink is applied, I added dazzling diamonds and finally, I put a little rub-on on the outside. These are fun and simple. For Christmas one year, our family drove to Gatlinburg and put up a tiny 4 ft tree and made all of our decorations. These glitter balls were a huge hit, especially with all the nieces and nephews as they all got to make one!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Technique - I is for Inkredible Ideas

See you tomorrow for a couple of projects using some of these techniques.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Pennant Parade Meets Halloween

Well, I loved the color combo for the CCMC so much this week that I sat down and made another card using it. I used my Pennant Parade and Dark and Dreary again for this card. Of course the colors are: Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, and Lucky Limeade. The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set. Have fun on this rainy day!

Monday, September 5, 2011


Today I am posting this great In Color card. Have you seen or played with the new In  Colors for the 2011-2013 catalogs? I love the colors! They all coordinate so well together. This is a quick little card that features the In Colors, the In Color brads (so fun) and the new 3-way punch.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Create with Connie and Mary - Challenge 165

These challenges really challenge me every week. I cannot just CASE, I have to go out there and come up with something new each week. These colors are really beautiful and they practically scream FALL! Of course, you know how I feel about means winter will be here soon and I HATE winter. But at least fall has Halloween and so that is the focus of my card this week.I used Dark and Dreary and Tiny Tags for my stamps.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Love Card

Here is another card using the You are Loved set. I am loving all the images in this set! 
Card Stock and Paper:
Pool Party, Whisper White, Old Olive
Soft Suede, More Mustard, VersaMark
Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Old Olive, Soft Suede
Old Olive scallop dots ribbon, pearl jewels, designer label punch, large oval punch

Friday, September 2, 2011

Sweet Friend

This card was made using the new You are Loved set found the Holiday mini. It has a roller to go with it! Supplies used to make this card were:
Paper and Card Stock:
Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard textured, First Edition DSP
Soft Suede, Tea Stain ink
Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Old Olive
Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Vintage trinkets

Thursday, September 1, 2011

H is for Household Items Samples

 This first one was done using bleach.
This one was done using the baby wipes for the background!