Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gift card Holder Purse

This weeks challenge at SULateNightStampers is to make a gift card.  So here is my gift card!

I just love making gift card holders and this one was no different.  I have made it a few different ways, but this one I decided to do as a purse.  And, I think it turned out great.  You can find the tutorial here for the basic layout of this gift card.  Wish I could say it was my original idea.  You can find another idea of how I used here!  I can always find a way to make it look different.  All I did with this one was to add a handle that I cut by using two ovals and cutting them out.  Also the red at the bottom was an after thought as I cut the Design paper wrong.  There are always ways of covering up your mistakes.

Here is a look at the inside!

Just too cute, don't you think?

Items used are all Stampin' Up!

Stamp Set: Four the Season
Card Stock: Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Whisper White, Early Espresso
Designer Series Paper: Holly Berry Bouquet
Classic Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Top Note Bigz Die, Corner Rounder Punch, Word Window Punch, Glitter Brads, 3/4" round punch, 1" round punch

Thanks for looking today and hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Lace Ribbon and Glitter

Good Morning my friends.  Today I am sharing a card I made last night after my dear daughter's birthday dinner.  I had wanted so bad to do the challenge over at Our Daily Bread Designs blog this week and last night I just got the opportunity.  I did not realize thought that the placement of the ribbon would take me so long.  Had everything done and spent more than 30 minutes trying to place the ribbon which started off with a satin ribbon, then a velvet ribbon and finally this little ribbon.  I almost just quit and then thought, no I am going to finish this card!  And now I am glad I did.

Here is a close up.

Here is a side view of how it is popped up!

Items used for this Card:
Stamp Set: ODBD Scripture Collection 1
Card Stock: SU Very Vanilla, Real Red
Ribbon: Black ribbon was from a blog giveaway that I won (thanks again Nancy), SU 1/8" very vanilla taffeta ribbon.
The roses I made by cutting out a circle and cutting the circle into a spiral and rolling.
SU Dazzling Details for the Glitter

Thanks for looking and have a fabulous day!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Happy Birthday to my Oldest Daughter

Today is my dear daughter's birthday and I made this card especially for her last night.  I again used the sketch from Stamping 411 and I love the outcome.  I hope she does also.  Such an easy card to make.

Here is a side view of the card!

And here is the inside!

I decided to use the apples on the inside and outside as she is a special education teacher and I thought it would symbolise how proud I am of her and how seriously she take her job!  So Happy Birthday Jaime!  I love you!

All items used are Stampin' Up!

Stamp Set: Happiest Birthday Wishes
Card Stock: Calypso coral , Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Berry Blossoms
Classic Ink: Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral
Accessories: Whisper White Satin Ribbon

Thanks for looking today and hope you have a wonderful week!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Newsprint meets Christmas Cottage Tree

Good Saturday Morning to you and welcome to "Newsprint meets Christmas Cottage Tree."  I had been wanting to stamp on some music paper with this beautiful tree and as I was going through my paper yesterday, I saw this retired piece of "Newsprint DSP" and knew right away I would use it.  When I saw this weeks sketch from Stamping 411, I then knew how I would use it.  I seem to purchase all this Designer paper and forget I have it to use!  Do you guys do that?

Now here is a different angle of this card!  I love showing different angles as it really lets you see how the card looks!

And, here is the inside of the card!

I love decorating the insides of my cards and this year I have kept my New Years resolution as to make sure I do the inside of all my cards!  So far so good!

All items used are Stampin' Up!

Stamp Sets: Christmas Cottage, Bells & Boughs
Card Stock: Garden Green, Very Vanilla, Real Red
Designer Series Paper: Newsprint (retired)
Classic Ink: Garden Green, Real Red
Accessories: Red Glimmer Paper, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (circle), Decorative Label Punch, Modern Label Punch, Markers

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a wonderful Saturday!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Treasures in My Life!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my sweet Cyber followers!  You are all such a blessing to me.  Today I want to share a layout of the blessings in my life!  The Bible tells us that "where our treasure is, there will our heart be also."  Well I know my final treasure will be heaven and thank the Lord for that, but He has also given me many treasures here on earth and 3 of those are my dear grandchildren. 

This page is a layout I actually did for a workshop, but had not added the photos until this morning.  I also added the Verse at the bottom as this works for a challenge for our Daily Bread Designs blog, plus the verse just says it all.

Now to share some close up shots of this page!

This is my youngest grandchild and only grandson!  Even though the photo is a bit blurred, I just had to show you how excited he was to be playing with the others outside!  He was throwing those leaves along with them.

Here is one of the two granddaughters.  The top one is the sister to my grandson and they are my oldest daughter's children!  The bottom one is my youngest daughter's child.

I love to scrapbook as it tells a story of our lives and hopefully one day my grandchildren will look at this and know just how much I loved them

Hope you all have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Easel Card Box

Good morning!  Thought I would share with you a easel card I made back in July for an on-line private gallery and now I can share it with you!  But for the gallery I did not stop here, I decided to add this card to a box.

So now you can see it is a lot different when you attach it to a box.  It really makes a difference in the look of it.

Here is a side view of the Easel Card Box!

How pretty is this!

And a close up of the little girls and flowers!

Love making these little spiral flowers!

The idea came from this tutorial and I changed it up a bit.

All Items used are Stampin’ Up!
Stamps: Greeting Card Kids, Because I Care (hostess retired-for sentiment)
Card Stock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red (for the flowers)
Designer Paper: Love Letters (retired)
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black
Accessories: 1 ¼” round punch (circle to make flowers), 2 3/8” scallop circle punch, 2 ½” circle punch, Bird Builder Punch (leaves), Antique Brads, 1/8” basic black Taffeta Ribbon

Thanks for looking and hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Eve!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Greeting card kids Christmas

Our challenge this week for StampinUpLateNightStampers group was to do a Christmas card in non traditional colors and since I had been wanting to use this sweet little girl, I thought this would be the best opportunity.  Plus to make it even easier, I already had the very vanilla with the northern flurry embossing folder already done for a previous stamp-a-stack I had put together.  All I had to do was put this image on it and add another color base.  Makes it easy to have some of the prep already done.

All items used are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Greeting Card Kids
Card Stock: Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
Classic Ink: Chocolate Chip, Night of Navy
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds glitter, white gel pen, water color pencils, silver shimmer paper, rhinestones, northern flurries embossing folder

Thanks for looking and hope you have a wonderful evening!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Little Friends - Happy Birthday

Is this not the cutest image!  I just love this stamp set from Stampin' Up! and had not purchased it and I received a few stamped images in the mail from my dear cyber friend Nancy!  Wasn't that so sweet of her?  I was so excited to be able to use it today and also to use the stamping 411 sketch this week.  What a fabulous sketch!  So now, I know for sure that this is going to have to be one of my purchases in the near future.  Thanks Nancy for pushing me over the edge on this one! lol

I actually did this card for my great niece that just turned 4 and I am late with the card, but she lives out of town and when I see her this weekend, I will give her the card and her present.  Her mother also has a birthday this weekend and I really need to get a card made for her also.  Wow, just thought of that one!  Just gives me another reason to stamp this week.

Here is a side view of the card!

All items used are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Little Friends
Card Stock: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Designer Paper: Cheerful Treat (hostess)
Classic Ink: concord crush, basic black
Accessories: 1/4" Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Squares duo die, markers

Thanks so much for stopping by today and hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

November Workshop

Hello my faithful cyber friends!  It has been a few days since I have posted!  Was out of town a couple of days and then had my last workshop for the year and stamp crop afterwards yesterday and am just now getting in to do a post.  The card above is the card we did yesterday at our workshop and everyone loved it.  It was a lot of fun using the white embossing powder, sponging and using the stamp pad to make a background.  So we used 3 different techniques on this card!  Always learning a new technique is a lot of fun. 

Here is a side view of the card!

And a close up of the image!

Looks like the house is all lit up doesn't it?

Also we made a sachet and we really had the place smelling high with a scent called "sticky buns."  But we had so much fun!  Here is a link to how to make these wonderful sachets by "The Southern Stamper."

Isn't this just darling and all we used was a crumb cake envelope by stampin' up, snow much fun stamp set, some markers, gel pen white and a crimper.  Cute as they can be and smells yum!

All items used are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted!

Card: Stamp set: Christmas Cottage
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink: Versamark, Cherry Cobbler, chocolate chip
Accessories: White embossing powder, cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon, spellbinders scallop oval, oval cutter by fiscars

Sachet: Stamp Set: Snow Much Fun
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Markers for coloring, Real Red grosgrain ribbon, white gel pen, Crop-a-dile, crimper, Crumb cake envelopes

Thanks for looking and hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Christmas Lodge at Night

Good Morning all and welcome to the Christmas Lodge  at night! lol  This just reminded me of a cold snowy night at Christmas when everything is lit up and a nice snow is falling!  Well how did I do this?

First of all I used chocolate chip card stock and the stamp set Christmas Cottage.  I stamped both the image using versamark ink and then poured white embossing powder over the two images.  I heat set it using a heat gun.  I stamped the sentiment using the craft white ink.  Then I cut two pieces of the 1/8" taffeta real red ribbon and wrapped around the corners of the card stock.  Took another piece of the ribbon and made a bow and adhered it with a glue dot at the top of the tree.  I then took my spray bottle of the frost white shimmer paint mixed with rubbing alcohol and sprayed the chocolate chip card stock along with the images.  Using a paper towel I rubbed the embossed images to take off the shimmer spray.  That is how I got the falling snow effect.  And, finally, I adhered the chocolate chip to the whisper white card base.  Such an easy card to do. 

This was one of the choices for my workshop on Saturday and needless to say the other one won out.  So you will probably see the other card with the workshop post on Saturday at some point!

Here is a close up of the tree!

And a close up of the lodge!

Gives you a better idea of what the background spray was like!

Thanks for looking and all items used in the description was Stampin' Up! except the spray bottle and the alcohol.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Morgan

Today is my granddaughter's 7th birthday and she is taking dance.  So I thought that this was a wonderful card for her.  It is actually a hybrid card as the front of it and the inside was done using My Digital Studio which I love.  I chose the paper I wanted and then chose the stamp brush set to use and then set it all up on a 8 1/2" paper and printed the front and the inside out.  I colored the image using my markers then cut the front out to 4 1/8 X 5 5/8 and adhered to the front of a blushing bride paper cut to card size of 4 1/4 X 5 1/2.  I then added the ribbon to the outside and the rhinestones.  Fairly simple and turned out great.

Here is the inside of the card!

For her birthday we are going out of town tomorrow for a Taylor Swift concert in Charlotte, NC.  She is so excited and so am I.  My two daughters and my other granddaughter are going, so it is a girls trip only!  Fun, fun, fun!!!  Tonight we are going to IHOP to celebrate!  Why do kids love going there?  Probably all those pancakes and syrup! I even like the pancakes and syrup! LOL

The image used is from the stamp brush set "Under the Big Top".  I can not remember which digital paper I used, but it was from one of the Nursery Sets.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Christmas Ornament

Every year I try to get an ornament for my two daughters and their families, but most of the time I purchase them, but when I saw an ornament made by Robin Meriman, I thought I can do that but just add a photo of the family.  So that is exactly what I did.  So here is the final result!

Now how cute is that?  I actually cut the designer paper, Holly Berry Bouquet, 2 strips 12 X 2, scored them every 1/4" and then accordion folded them, attached them at each end to form a circle, pressed the circle down and adhered it to a 1 3/8" round circle with the Tombow multipurpose glue.  Using my digital studio, I made sure I made the photo to fit a 1 3/8" circle punch.  I also adhered the mica flakes to the rosette by using the same Tombow multipurpose glue.  Once dry I adhered the photo to the top.  I then cut out the two underneath pieces by using the scallop square duo (the larger of the two squares) using the silver glimmer paper. Using the grid paper, I attached them together to form the look you see above.  I attached the velvet stitched ribbon over the two of them with a silver glimmer brad.  I then adhered the finished rosette to the silver glimmer paper using the glue and let it dry.

My only dilemma now is I would love to seal it, but am unsure of how to do this.  With the mica flakes I cannot use the Mod Podge.  If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.  I would like for it to last for years to come.  And, now I have to get the other one done for my other daughter.

Here is a close up!

Thanks for looking and hope you have a wonderful Monday and week!

All items used are stampin' up!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Thanksgiving Place Setting

I thought I would share with you today a place setting for a Thanksgiving meal.  It is really the first one I have done and was a lot of fun to do. 

It was so hard to get a good photo as I stared out in the kitchen and then decided to take it in my regular photo spot as I could not get the light right.

So here is everything individually, Candle Holder first!

Now the name plate!

And the napkin!

And a closer one of the napkin!

It was really easy to do and a lot of fun.

Thanks for looking today and hope you have a very blessed Sunday!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Faith in Nature

Fall reminds me of pears and of the changing of colors. So when I saw this stamp set and this paper, I knew they would make a perfect match. Such a simple card yet I thought it turned out wonderful.

Such an easy card and a great Thank you card!

Here is a front view!

All items used are Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Faith In Nature (Hostess)
Card Stock: Cajun Craze, River Rock, Whisper White
Designer Paper: Well Worn
Ink: Craft Whisper White, Classic Early Espresso
Accessories: Markers for Coloring, Brads

Thanks for looking and enjoy your Thursday!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Snow Much Fun Candle

This is one of the candles that I made for my bazaar and actually was the first to sell!  I may actually have to do one for myself now because it was a view all the way around.  I used the stamp set Snow Much Fun and it was a lot of fun to make, but taking a photo at the right angle was quite hard to do!  Above you see the right side front of the candle.

Now here is a photo of the left side front view of the candle!

When I tried to take a photo of just the front, you could not see the snowmen very good, so this was the only way I could get the shots I needed to really show what the candle looked like and it still did not get the full effect.

Here is the back of the candle!

Even the backside was a little hard to get and get all of the images in.  But it really was a very nice candle and like I said the first to go!

All items used are Stampin' Up! unless other wise noted
Stamp Set: Snow Much Fun
Designer Paper is retired.
Ribbon is Old Olive 1/4" grosgrain.
Markers were used to color the images.
Stamped images on white tissue paper with Chocolate Chip ink.

Thanks for looking and have a great Tuesday!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Snow Much Fun Glitter

I love working with this stamp set "Snow Much Fun".  So much you can do with it.  I was inspired by the stamping 411 sketch challenge and the SULateNightStampers challenge, use glitter or rhinestones, for this week.  Love it when you can get two challenges in one card!  I always love the stamping 411 sketches as I can usually find the perfect set for each sketch.

For this card I actually used the iridescent ice embossing powder for the tree and the snow ball, but for the snowflake, I used the dazzling diamonds glitter and the glue pen to adhere it.  I also used the white gel pen to add the white on the tree after I colored it with the old olive marker.  To add even more glitter, I used the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint mixed with an alcohol solution and sprayed the paper prior to running it through the big shot using the snow burst embossing folder.  It just seems to have a more defined image when you do it that way.  So I would say I have shimmer everywhere.  And, I did add that one little rhinestone into the center of the snow flake just to give a little more bling.

Here is a close up of the bling!

All items used are Stampin' Up!
Stamp Set: Snow Much Fun
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Old Olive
Classic Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Snow Flake Punch, 1 3/8" round Punch, Scallop Round Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Markers for coloring, Rhinestone, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Iridecent Ice Embossing Powder, Snow Burst embossing folder

Thanks for looking today!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

My Bazaar/Craft Fair

Thought I would share some of the photos of my Bazaar yesterday!  Hope you enjoy!

My candles, journals and a few of my Gift bags!

Ghirardelli Purses, Gift Card holders and some of my cards!

More cards and gift card holders!

Gift Boxes, Scented Sachets, Binder clip photo holders!

Nugget Holders, Candy Sticks, Packages of Cards!

And most important, my helper which is my youngest daughter!  Without her I am not sure I would have made it through the Friday prep much less the Bazaar!

I probably sold about half my things and still got quite a bit I could sell!

Thanks for looking today and hope your Sunday is filled with many blessings!