Sunday, October 26, 2008

Believe in The Magic of Christmas

I've been playing around with this card for a week and finally managed to get it put together.
The paper is Minds Eye, main image is Penny Black, Believe stamp is a Snag 'Em stamp from Imaginince.
I popped up the scarf and little bird and added popped up punched snowflakes and added bling to the mistletoe twig and snowflake centers.
You know me and glitter, just had to add some to the snowflakes, scarf, and the ground around the hedgies feet.
Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 24, 2008


Found a neat card on Splitcoast Stampers that used a quilted effect for the background and thought that I would give it a try.

Mine is not nearly as detailed it was more about trying something new. The original can be found here. Snap_ scrap_stamp's gallery has a lot of neat cards, click the link to check it out!

I used Daisy Bucket paper, Penny Black stamp, Prima Flowers, and SU Old Olive cardstock.

Thanks for looking, have a great Friday!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Winter Bliss

I can almost feel the cold flakes of snow hitting my face when I look at this scene.
This was done on a piece of glossy white card stock.
- (1) lightly sponge on SU Sahara Sand onto the top half of the glossy CS.
-(2) Stamp the background trees using SU Sahara Sand so the bases of the trees are on the line where the sky meets the snow.
-(3)Stamp the the trees in the forground and the tiny snowflakes using white pigment ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder.
-(4)Create pond using a sponge to smudge on an oval shape.
-(5)To add shimmer to card go over white trees, snowflakes, grasses, edges of pond, and skate trails with quickie glue pen and a dazzling diamonds or glitter of choice.
-(6)Punch corners of glossy white with ticket corner punch.Mount on black paper. Put Brads through corners and attach to white card base.
-(7)Stamp image and sentiment on white. Color hedgie, cutout, and attach on pond using pop dots. Mount sentiment on black paper and attach to card.
-(8) Hand punch small snowflakes add glitter and attach them to the card with pop dots.
Stamps used: -Tree from Stampin' Up Lovely as a tree set
- Skating Hedgie and sentiment from Penny Black
Thanks for looking hope you give it a try!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

A bouquet of Thanks!

Sorry for no posts lately I've been feeling under the weather for the last couple of days.
Here's a little thank-you card we did at Carol's crop night the week before last.
-Paper is from Basic Grey
- Prima flowers
-Penny Black Stamp
Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Let it Snow!

Yet another retreat card that I did at the Crazy Croppers B-Day bash. It will take awhile before these are all uploaded. This card uses the cuddlebug Snowflake embossing folder for the background. The image is from SU set Big On Christmas. I used watercolor Pencils to color it and then added chrystal effects and dazzling diamond glitter to the letters. Added some ribbon from my stash and used foam pop dots to attach image to card.Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 11, 2008


I made these quick Coaster goodie basket hang tags this morning to go on the baskets I'm giving my family members for Thanksgiving.
I used SU Old Olive, Really rust and Chocolate Chip ink and the Lovely as a tree stamp set. I added the Mouse from the PB Holly Days clear set minus the snow. I sponged on the background and then added the the trees and leaves. The mouse is stamped on a separate piece of paper and colored with really rust, old olive and pretty in pink using the ink pad and blender pen technique. I used hand lettering for the happy thanksgiving as I didn't have a stamp. The eyelet is a Jumbo Eyelet from SU.
Well I should hurry and attach these so we can be on our way to spend an enjoyable day and share dinner with my family. For those of you in Canada -Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, October 10, 2008

47 Years Together for my Parents!

Not a very good picture of this one, me and my scanner are having quite the battle with these last couple of uploads. By the time I realized that this one was twisted I had already given this card to my parents who celebrated their 47th Anniversary on October 7th congrats to them!
The paper I've had in my stash forever(I beleive its from K&Company one of those slabs That are so great to get when Michaels have their 40% off coupons. It was just perfect for this card.
Stamp is from Penny Black Everywhich Way clear set.Thanks for looking!
Thanks also for all of you visiting My Blog. Its so nice to share with you and visit your Blogs.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Card

Here it is my Penny Black Challenge Card. Sorry the scan isn't very clear, but I couldn't seem to get it any clearer.


Another Christmas card! I'm on quite the Christmas kick. Which is a bit weird when you consider the unseasonably warm weather we've been having. I think this is my favorite so far.
I used the cuddlebug tree embossing folder for the tree and hand punched the snowflakes. Then I went over the tree, ornament, and snowflakes with chrystal effects and sprinkled on glitter. I wish the picture would show this a bit better as it really makes the card festive. The heggie is done with water colour pencils and a blender pen.
Thanks for looking! I'm off to try the sketch challenge from the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. I love when they have a sketch challenge. I can't thank Jean enough for telling me about this site.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Pawsitively Cute!

This Penny Black Puppy is so cute. I paired him with some Imagininsce DP. The stamp around the edge is from Fancy Pants. His hat fringe has plenty of glitter. I think that's why I like Christmas cards so much you can always use glitter LOL. The snowflake is covered with paper glaze and glitter. Thanks for looking!