Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Dawns Color Challenge #18

How are we doing tonight?
I was so EXCITED when I saw this challenge tonight! I just love Dawns colour sense. She has an incredible eye for colour.
This picture is so lush and wonderful. I really started out trying to do another card; but I gave up! LOL
I will go back to it later.
This card was a simple one. I just eyed a mitten out of felt as I cut it. I added my most darling treasure, pop-pom wire. (thanks Karin!)
Do you not love the warm cozy feeling of this card?
Can you just not wait until that first snow? I love the thought of snow. Unfortunately, far too often we only get a couple days a year. This year I am hoping for a little more, then usual!

This card came together pretty quick and easy once I had the focal image. That my friend is a good thing, as I am watching 5 kids just now!
Have a great night!
It's all in the Ingredients:
Paper- PTI Kraft, Vintage Cream
Stamps- PTI Signature Christmas, Labels, Pink Cat- Snowflakes
Ink- PTI Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream, Raspberry Fizz
Embellishments- Berwick pom-pom, Offray green satin ribbon, pink & brown felt, button, cream hemp twine

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Reindeer Kisses!

I am trying to get a few things in my house organized. I can not work when things are not clean and organized. Funny, really because when I am working I make a HUGE mess! So I am constantly cleaning!

Wish I could put things back as I use them. It would make things simpler.

I was playing today with some cellophane glitter I bought at Michael's last Christmas. The verdict is, must use MODGE podge glue. Very hard to get those bits to stick to paper, and boy let me tell you this stuff is real messy.
On the up side, the stuff sure if sparkly and pretty!

Check out the cute Reindeer by Elzybells! Don't you just love them? They remind me of my trips Europe where deer over take the public parks. And Yes I am a naughty tourist and take photos of them real close up!

(Hampton Court- London, UK -June 2009)

I have noticed a trend of using coloured images on craft paper. I thought I would try my hand at it. I am pleased with how it adds a little something special to my fave type of card stock.
Have you given it a try?
What is your fave colouring medium?
I love COPICS! However, with Kraft I think I am liking my chalks better.

Happy Colouring!

It's all in the Ingredients:
Stamps- Elzybells
Ink- Memento Tux Black, PTI Fresh Snow
Paper- PTI Kraft
Embellishments- COPICS, stickles red, white gel pen, SU! red chalk, cellophane glitter

Christmas is coming!

I am getting really excited about Christmas! I love making cards and wrapping gifts. I have started to make cards, and gift packaging and even started on some gifts! ~hee hee~
One of my all time favorite stamp sets is Cold Nose Warm Heart by Elzybells. It has wonderful images and sentiments.
This card is so warm and cozy; yet still bright and cheery! I love this colour combination, it makes me think of CANDIES! LOL
Under the image I used a layer of Kelly Green felt, I thought it would add some warmth and depth to the card. Don't you just love adding touches of felt to your Christmas cards? Felt makes cards tactile and cozy.
Now how about those little pop-poms? ADORABLE, right?
My friends Karin got them at Micheal's in a discount bin, we got them for $.48! Haa! I challenge you to find such a great embellishment at that price, and the best part is there is 3 yards in the pack! And, my friends, if you do find a deal that SWEET you better be letting me in on the SECRET too!
It's all in the Ingredients:
Stamps-Elzybells sentiment and image, Cold noses warm heart
Paper- Brazil Kelly Green, WW pale blue, PTI stampers select white, DP mittens(old scrap sorry)
Ink- PTI Fresh Snow, Memento Tux Black
Embellishments- Spellbinders small circles, Cuttlebug Snowflake folder,pom-pom wire, pop dots,Felt Kelly Green, pink button, white hemp twine, Copics

Monday, October 19, 2009

Back at it!

It is hard to get back to normal after a death in your family. The truth is nothing will be the same, everything has changed. However, you must move forward; and embrace life.
With this said, I have got back to the stamps! ~Hooray!~

The first thing I want to show you is a candle. It is a Christmas candle I made this weekend. I have made candles with stamps in the past, however I had never coloured in an image. And to say I am pleased with the results is an understatement!

There are now endless possibilities whirling around in my head!
I hate when that happens because usually it is followed by a couple of sleepless nights!LOL

Yes, I lose sleep over papercraft excitement! Don't you? Or am I alone?

The image is Cold Nose Warm Heart, by Elzybells. This little set is so much fun to colour and play with.

Stamp Something!

PS If enough of you want a tutorial on the candle stamping I will whip that up later in the week!

It's all in the Ingredients:
Stamps: Image-Elzybells,Cold Nose Warm Heart
Ink: Memento Brown
Paper: Dollar store Tissue
Embellishments: Red Glitter Embossing powder, COPICS

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Gone but not Forgotten...

My Grandfather passed away this week. He is gone to a better place, where he will live on forever, free of pain and sorrow.

I was blessed to have been with him at his side hours before he died. He smiled and said hi to me; I smiled back and said hello. It was all I could do to hold back the tears; knowing it would be our last hello.

Thankfully, I have many fond memories of him, that I will carry in my heart forever. My children were also lucky enough to know him too. These days not many children get to know Great Grandparents. They called him Papa Ernie, and will miss him dearly.

I miss you, Grandpa!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

WCMD part 3!

A little Merry and BRIGHT 4 ya!
I have had this Christmas Glitter stck by DCWV for a year and I decided it was time to break it out and use it.
Do you have last year SALE goodies that you need to break into also? Get them out and remember the glory of finding them on sale! Enjoy them all over again, and start using up your oldies but goodies!

WCMD 2nd post!

Happy World Card Making Day!
How have you been spending your day?
Are you quilty of hopping and not making cards?
Have you been shopping? There are so great sales out there today! Elzybells has FREE shipping world wide!
How cute are these yummy MME papers? I love the little snowmen, and the Charlie brown style Christmas trees, and the colours so fresh and fun!
I was so inspired by these papers I quickly whipped out a dozen cards, I made 3 of each of these designs.
I gotta get back to stamp'n!
It's all in the Ingredients:
Paper- PTI, Brazill, and MME DP
Embellishments- Ribbon scraps, MS snowflake punch, EK Success snowflake border punch, Fiskars Effervescent border punch, Marvey scallop square punch, SU! round circle punch, SU! corner rounder punch, Kaiser blings


Let's start off SIMPLE!
What could be easier, then making cards from scraps? No stamping, just cutting, punching and mounting! Easy Peasie! This is for all you beginners, and all of you card makers who need to simplify!
Admittedly with the vast quantities of cards I produce each Christmas, I need to spend more time making simple cards, so that I can enjoy more time with my kids! It is like anything else in life EVERYTHING has a priority!

Now these next cards is what I would say is stamp simple! Not a stamped image in sight! Only sentiments and punches!

I have more postings coming today, so check back later!
Have a great WCMD!