Sunday, November 30, 2008

A Happy Little Snowman

This little guy just makes me happy. He is actually not a stamp... I was poking around with some doodle fonts and came across this little guy. I thought he would be perfect for a winter card. I printed him out on white cardstock and colored him with markers. I used the Julee's Mojo Monday sketch #62 for the layout. Thanks for looking.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Accessories: Prismacolors, Making Memories snowflake, Hobby Lobby Brad
Tools: Martha Stewart border punch

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Remember being young, believing in Santa, and the magic of Christmas? The excitement... the anticipation... that is what this stamp reminds me of. This card was made using Julee's Mojo Monday sketch #61. I stamped him with StazOn ink and colored his face and eyes with Prismacolor pencils. Thanks for looking.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Ink: StazOn Black
Stamp: Rubber Stampede - Santa Collage, PSX - Sentiment
Accessories: Offray ribbon
Tools: Martha Stewart border punch

Friday, November 21, 2008

Golden Angels

I stamped and embossed these angels intending to use them on last weeks sketch challenge card... but they were too big. However, I couldn't just let them sit on my desk unused, so here is a very simple card. The gold paper is a handmade paper I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby and I used a cuttlebug embossing folder for the background. Thanks for looking!

Cardstock: Bazzill
Paper: Black Ink
Ink: Versamark
Stamp: PSX
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Offray ribbon
Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Simple Christmas Card

I created this card using Amy's Friday sketch. The poinsettial is stamped with versamark ink and embossed with black ultra fine embossing powder, then I added red crystals to the center. Quick and easy. Thanks for looking.

Stamps: Magenta Poinsettia, Stampin Up Sentiment
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Heidi Swapp Red Crystals

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Seasons Greetings

I used Julee's Mojo Monday sketch from last week for this card. Thanks for looking.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Paper: K&Company Christmas Cheer
Ink: Versamark
Stamp: Stampendous Snowflake, Stampin Up Sentiment
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, silver brads, Offray ribbon

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Star Book

I found the cutest star book on Becca Feeken's blog... and she has an amazing tutorial. You NEED to check it out. :-)

So my friend Carole and I decided we must create this little star book, and we think they really turned out cute. You can see Carole's here. I think I am going to put photos of my spoiled rotten little dog in mine. Thanks for looking!

Cardstock: Bazzill
Paper: Creative Imaginations
Ribbon: Offray
Tools: Spellbinders Nestibilities extra long scallop rectangle

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Snowman Merry Christmas

I love this little snowman image. I joined the Wish RAK over on Split Coast and this is my very first RAK... Thank you, Tina (meluvstampin).

I used Taylor's sketch for this card, be sure to check Split Coast to see everyone elses take on this sketch... there are some very talented ladies over there.
All the metal pieces are from Making Memories. I colored the snowman with Prismacolor Pencils and markers and added black brads for the buttons. I felt like he needed to be grounded, so I tore a piece of white CS, added Stickles to the torn edge and adhered it to the bottom of the image for a snow look. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Noel Embossed Christmas Card

I found a package of handmade paper by Black Ink on clearance at Hobby Lobby... so I HAD to buy it and I think it worked perfectly with this card. I used the sketch from the sketch challenge on Split Coast for this card. I stamped Noel with Versamark ink and embossed it with ultra fine detail gold embossing powder. The first time I embossed this stamp, I used gold glitter embossing powder and it lost a lot of the detail (see it here). I think it turned out so much better with with the ultra fine embossing powder. We learn as we go... right?
I had stamped and embossed three angels for the three squares on the bottom of this card, however they didn't work out for the size of this card. I will use them on another card today. Thanks for looking.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Paper: Black Ink
Ink: Versamark
Stamp: PSX
Accessories: Ultra Fine Gold Embossing Powder, Making Memories gold brads

Awesome Blog Candy!

Check out the awesome Anniversary Blog Candy over at Sweet & Sassy Stamps. She will be giving away 6 SNSS Stamps Sets... winners choice. Her stamps are way cute.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Happy Holidays

I used Beate's sketch for this card and I also used one of the past color challenges on Split Coast (Kraft, Soft Sky and Black). I used Bazzill cardstock for the soft sky and black SU! colors.

I stamped the poinsettia stamp on the smooth side of the blue cardstock using versamark and embossed with black embossing powder. The Happy Holidays sentiment is a rub-on... don't remember where it came from. I used the coluzzle template to cut the circles. Thanks for looking!

Cardstock: Bazzill
Ink: Versamark
Stamp: Magnolia
Accessories: Black Embossing Powder, Blue crystals, Rub-On sentiment
Tools: Coluzzle

Work It Girl!

I love this stamp set from The Angel Company, it's called Tickled Pink and comes with 4 different Flamingos and 6 sayings... so cute! I used Jen Del Muro's sketch for this card. She has a sketch every Saturday on her blog... go check it out.

I made this card for my sister because I know it will make her laugh. :-) What are sisters for... right? The bling was actually clear and I colored them black with a sharpie marker. The flamingo was colored with Prismacolor pencils. The sentiment that came with the stamp set was smaller than I wanted for this card, so I used Publisher to create my own then cut it out with Coluzzle cirlcl template and used a scallop circle nestabilities to mat it on.

I sewed on this card with my Janome Sew Mini... I love this machine, it is so light weight and easy to use. A little enabling... they are on sale this week at Hancocks. :-)

Thanks for looking.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Paper: DCWV
Stamp: The Angel Company
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, crystals, black sharpie, Offray ribbon
Tools: Nestabilities Scallop Circle, Coluzzle circle template

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Kreativ Blogger Award ~ Thank you Peggy!

I recieved this blog award from Peggy, one of my SCS friends. Thank you, Peggy!

Here are the rules:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

I nominate… Carole, Belinda, Michelle, Heather, and Melissa.

A Birthday Card

We have several birthdays in my family during the months of November and December, so I thought I had better get started on some birthday cards. I used Amy's Friday Sketch #36 for this card... go check out all the cards on her blog, you will be glad you did. :-)

The cupcake is a Sizzix die that I cut out several times and pieced together. I also added some stickles to the icing. I couldn't come up with anything for the three elements in a row on the left side of the sketch, so I used a flourish die cut by Quikutz instead. Thanks for looking.
Cardstock: Bazzill
Paper: DCWV
Accessories: Stickles, crystals from Hobby Lobby, Happy Birthday rub-on unknown, white gel pen
Tools: Sizzix Sizzlits cupcake die, Quikutz flourish die

Monday, November 10, 2008

Christmas Card

This is my card for Taylor's Friday Sketch challenge. I stamped the main panel in versamark and embossed with red embossing powder. Thanks for looking.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Paper: K&Company Christmas Cheer
Ink: Versamark
Stamp: Rubber Stampede
Accessories: Red Embossing Powder, Hobby Lobby Crystals, Offray ribbon
Tools: Martha Stewart border punch

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Jolly Santa Card

This card is for the Mojo Monday sketch on Julee's blog... Poetic Artistry. Go check out today's sketch and join in the fun! Thanks for looking.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Ink: Ranger
Stamp: Rubber Stampede, Santa Collage
Accessories: Dimensionals, Snowflake Brads from Hobby Lobby

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Verve Sketch Challenge

I created this set of cards for the Verve Sketch Challenge over on SplitCoast. You can find the information on the challenge and the sketches here. Thanks for looking.

Friday, November 7, 2008

A Fluffles Christmas

This card was created for this weeks sketch challenge over on split coast. Here is the sketch
...and here is my card.
The image is a stamp by Stampendous and was given to me by my friend Carole. I colored the image with markers and paper pieced the container for the tree. I also added a little shimmer with a clear shimmer gel pen. Thanks for looking.
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamp: Stampendous
Tools: Nestabilities Large Scallop Square and Large Classic Square

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Merry Christmas Poinsettia Card

I made this card using a sketch by Jen del Muro at Iheart2Stamp… here is the sketch

...and here is my card.

I stamped the Poinsettia on red cardstock with Versamark then embossed it with gold embossing powder. I cut away some of the leaves for smaller flower. I used Nestabilities for the square and scallop mats, and Tim Holtz ruler for the piercing on the banner. Thanks for looking.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Ink: Versamark
Stamp: Poinsettia – Magnolia, Sentiment - Unknown
Accessories: Stampabilities Gold Embossing Powder
Tools: Nestabilities Large Scallop Square and Large Classic Square, Tim Holtz Ruler (has piercing holes)
Paper: K&Company Christmas Cheer

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Noel Christmas Card

I found this stamp way back in the corner of a drawer while looking for something else... I had completely forgotten I had it. I purchased it several years ago and have never used it, so it was definitely time to introduce it to the ink pad. I used a sketch from Taylored Expressions for this card... be sure to check out her store, she has some way cute stamps. Here is the sketch
... and here is my card. The stamp is by PSX, stamped in Versamark and empossed with gold glitter embossing powder, then colored with markers. The gems were clear, and I colored them black with a black shapie. Thanks for looking!

Cardstock: Bazzill
Ink: Versamark
Stamp: PSX
Accessories: Markers, Stampabilities Gold Glitter Embossing Powder, Offray Ribbon, Michaels Gems
Paper: K&Company Christmas Cheer

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A Santa Card

I really love this Santa stamp by Rubber Stampede… I think I will be making a lot of cards using this stamp. I used the Friday Sketch on Amy’s blog for this card. The entire card is made from scraps… I will eventually make a dent in that huge pile. Thanks for looking. :-)

Cardstock: Bazzil)
Ink: Ranger
Stamp: Rubber Stampede

Monday, November 3, 2008

A Couple of Cards

I created both cards for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #64

I made the Cornucopia card first and was not happy with the way it turned out so I tried again with the Smile card.

Cornucopia stamp is from Inkadinkadoo, colored with pencils. Cardstock is Bazzill, ribbon is Offray. Smile card is made from scraps. Thanks for looking.

Blue Poinsettia

Every Wednesday, my friend Carole and I meet at our LSS (ScrapHappys) to visit and work on our projects. Last Wednesday I purchased some Pearlescent Watercolors and water brushes while I was there and yesterday I decided to give them a try.

I love the look of blue and silver together and decided that is what I would use on this poinsettia stamp. I stamped the poinsettia twice with Versamark on blue cardstock (Bazzill, I used the smooth side) and embossed them both with silver glitter embossing powder. Next I colored them with the Pearlescent Watercolors, cut them apart and layered them with dimensionals. I used the large square and scallop Nestibilities for the mat and more of the silver glitter embossing powder on the edges of the blue mats. The Pearlescent Watercolors really added a lot of shimmer to the poinsettia… the photo just doesn’t capture it that well. Thanks for looking.

Cardstock: Bazzill (blue), DCWV (white)
Ink: Versamark
Stamp: Magnolia
Accessories: Pearlescent Watercolors, Dimensionals, Stampabilities Silver Glitter Embossing Powder
Tools: Nestabilities Large Scallop Square and Large Classic Square