Friday, October 30, 2009

Trick or Treat!!

Just wanted to share with you the little Trick or Treat gift bag I made for my granddaughter, Abby.  Filled it with some animal crackers, goldfish, little coupons and a Halloween Mr. Potato Head toy .  I did have some candy bracelets for her but decided she was too little for those (she's 21 months) and would think it was ok to eat her necklace beads.  Used CTMH Frightening Fun (discontinued) stamp set and added a paper ribbon. Can't wait till she gets here so I can give it to her! 

Monday, October 26, 2009

I have been invited to be a member of the Creative Charms design team and I am very excited for this opportunity!  This is an awesome company and you can find their embellishments on Addicted to Scrapbooking .com   My first contributions are for Valentine's day and they include embellishments from the Sweet Tooth Collection.  You can never go wrong with chocolates!  Inside is the sentiment "sweet thing" is accented with epoxy candy stickers.

On  this second valentine card we used GradientJewels to accent above the "lace" in the red and white and the adorable Sparkly Butterfly Gems from the Gem Garden collection.   The flower bouquet was created by stamping a stem and adding the puffy hearts for the flowers and the inside again finished with the sentiment " i love you" and accented with pink heart brads.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Magnolia Christmas Easel Card

This is my entry for the Magnolia-Licious Highlights Challenge Blog which was to make an Easel Card.  You can find the directions HERE on how to make this card.  You can change the dimensions of the card (mine is 6 x 4 1/4") to suit your needs.  I used 60's Tilda from Magnolia-licious A Little Yummy for Your Tummy collection and colored her using the Gamsol Magic technique.  CS used was Bazill Dotted Swiss paper  and Bazill Basics. The Glitter paper used is from Reminisce Under the Sea collection.  The glitter paper was cut with Spellbinders Lattice Pendants.  DP used is from Stampin' Up from the Merry Moments pack.  I think this is my favorite Christmas card so far!

Monday, October 12, 2009

More Christmas!! *Ü*

I absolutely Love the glitter paper.  This one is from Reminisce Under the Sea Collection and is called Sand in the Sun.  This is a 5x7 card, not a usual size for me.  I also used Core'dinations CS and embossed it with the Swirls folder from Cuttlebug, sanded it to bring out the texture. Letters were cut out on the Cricut using the Gypsy font Cart with the glitter paper and shadowing with Cranberry CS from CTMH.  Also used Better Not Pout DP from American Crafts. Stamped sentiment is Inkadinkado.

Holly Christmas!

Another Christmas card this time using embossing.  I embossed the Holly on the Core'dinations Whitewashed CS, sanded it and added red stickles to the "berries".  Used a Prima holly leaf and medium sized red brads for the berries.  Ribbon was from a clearance bin at a LSS.  CS is Bazzil and sentiment inside is from Stampin Up.

Happy Birthday E!!

My beautiful daughter-in-law is celebrating her birthday so I made this Easel card (4 1/2 x 6") for her.  Told you I love this style! Her favorite season is fall so I hope she likes this card!  The layout for the front of the card was cased from a card class I attended at the Crop Shop (LSS).  I love this technique of stamping on the vellum and coloring from the back to give it a stained glass type effect.  Once again I used my Hero Arts Birthday stamp set for the sentiments.  I also used the ticket punch from Stampin Up for the corners and accented with orange gems from Kaiser.  The vellum was adhered to the Ivory CS with eyelets and pop dotted to give it more dimension. Leaf stamps are from CTMH - Fall Leaves. HAPPY BIRTHDAY E!!

Easel Cards

I have fallen in love with the "Easel" Card.  I will most likely do one of these for one of my Christmas cards.  The cards here are for Thanksgiving and Birthday and were such fun to make!  HERE is the link for a tutorial on how to make this card and keep in mind you can make it any size you want to. For the Thanksgiving card  (4 1/2 X 6) I also used the Cricut Jasmine cart to make the title and popped dotted it to give it dimension.  CS is from Reminisce Autumn Forest collection and the stamped sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co., flowers and buttons were purchased at LSS (The Crop Shop) where I design cards.  Also used Stickles on the Title to spice it up!  The Birthday cards (4 1/4 X 5 1/2)  used CS from Best Creation and the stamped sentiments are from Hero Arts clear Birthday stamp set.  This was a very simple card as the paper itself was all the decoration it needed.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Tilda with Hood Christmas Card

Here is another Christmas card for this year.  I used Tilda with Hood from Magnolia-licious and Bazzil Basics Scarlet CS for the base, DCWV Cream & Green Holly for the DP, Olive Textured CS from CTMH and Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder for the white oval behind Tilda.  She was colored with Copics  Used Prima Holiday Poinsettias and crushed velvet brads from Doodlebug designs.  Used Liquid Applique for the "fur" trim on the coat.  Inside greeting is from Stampin Up.  I also scented the card with Holiday Home from Scent My Cards from  Smells like Christmas!!

Snowman Christmas Card

Here is another Christmas card I completed, this stamp is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and I used the Whitewash Core'dinations CS embossed with the Cuddlebug snowflake embossing folder.  CS used is from CTMH - Crystal Blue and Ocean Breeze.  Colored with Prisma Color Pencils and Gamsol