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Saturday, November 29, 2008

2nd Day of Christmas Contest

Here it is -- the Second Day of Christmas Contest!. (hum the tune to 12 Days...) On the second day of Christmas my Planet gave to me.... a card with bird or reptile". Stop laughing -- it's "two turtle doves", so they picked turtles or doves... or heck... any reptile.
I've had this Martha Stewart bird punch for quite awhile and have never used it. Today's contest challenged me to give it a shot and I love how cute it came out! I've mixed some SU paper along with some Lasting Impressions paper, ribbon from Target's dollar bin, some rhinestones and an SU sentiment...sooo cute!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Challenge #12 Gift Card Holder

This week's challenge with the Late Night Stampers, is to create a gift card holder. They are very easy to make and so timely!

I used the Eastern Blooms stamp set and embossed the flowers with black powder and added some dots of white with a gel pen in their centers. I stamped the three flowers with versamark and embossed them as well with the black embossing powder. Then cut them out and popped them up on dimensionals. For the inside, I used the sentiment from Heritage Holiday set. I also used the scallop punch for the front edge. It's all tied together with black gingham ribbon.

Thanks for visiting, and have a fabulous day!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Rub-on Challenge #11

I finally had an excuse to use my SU rub-ons that were just sitting around gathering dust. I don't understand why we hoard all these goodies that we just have to have and then never use. My early New Year's resolution is to stop hoarding all my goodies .
This card is the result of the Late Night Stampers challenge #11 ~ to use your rub-ons. The base of the card is Riding Hood Red, then some Bella Designer Paper topped with Sahara Sand. The rub-ons are from the Hidden Garden set.

The three dots on the bottom are created by punching out three circles of DP using my crop-a-dile and putting a glob of Crystal Effects on it. Ya, I said a glob. Isn't it cool looking?
thanks for stopping in,

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Heritage Holiday

I've been working on some more Christmas cards. I don't know why, since I probably have more than I actually need. If I do, then I know exactly what I will do with my extras. I'll be sending them to a very special woman who will forward them on to the troops over seas. Her name is Martie Shea and you can pop over to her site here and find out all the details. She collects cards all year long and as the boxes fill up, she will send them to the Chaplains who will then distribute them among the troops. These are all cards that they can use to send back home to their loved ones. I hope that you'll be able to help Martie in her *mission* Stampin' From the Heart

So, on to the card....I love this new set of nesties called Labels Two and couldn't wait to use it. On this card I used the stamp set Heritage Holiday and using my blender pen with markers, I colored in the ornaments. I sponged all the edges of the Christmas designer paper, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive and Baja Breeze textured card stock using Old Olive. Popped the main image up with dimensionals and added the Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon.
I added some small half pearls on each ornament then stamped a single ornament on the inside of the card.
I hope you like it :-)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Digi-scrap book page

I have now plunged into the world of Digi-scrapping. Digital Scrap Booking is creating a Scrapbook page using just your computer. There are loads of freebies to be grabbed out there on the web. This set from Maria LaFrance is called Serene Felties. I changed a few colors so the flowers and buttons co-ordinate with our outfits. Weren't we so cute!?


Friday, November 14, 2008

Challenge #10

Challenge #10 from Late Night Stampers was to create a card using this photo as our inspiration. What do you think? Does this card not mimic the feel of the photo?

Stuff I used ~
Card Stock - Riding Hood Red, Black, Very Vanilla
Ink - Riding Hood Red, Versamark (is that an ink?)
Stamp Sets - Boho Background, Say it with Scallops

Thanks for peaking in,

Monday, November 10, 2008

Pointsetta Box

Two posts in one day! Aren't I the over achiever!

I've made another box and matching 3 x3 note cards. The box is made with Real Red card stock and embossed in white using the Baroque Motifs wheel. I also decorated the note cards with the same materials. The flowers are made from my world famous 'Fabulous Flowers' recipe. You can also learn how to make these simple flowers. The details can be found on my previous post here.

Thanks again for taking the time to read my blog,

HAPPY day to you

Another week gone by. Can you believe how quickly these weeks are going by. Soon we will be entering a brand New Year and new changes. I'm looking forward to the next year, but I wish it wouldn't come so darn quick!

For this card I wanted to try out my new stencil Floral Frenzy which works with the Eastern Blooms set. The colors are Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip with some Whisper White. I put a bit of glitter in the center of the flowers and pierced the scallops, neither one you can see very clearly here.

The sentiment, HAPPY day to you, is from the Occasions Collection. Each word is a different stamp so I had to use my stamp-a-ma-jig. But I think I'm getting pretty good at using that silly contraption.

Thanks for checking in on me,

Friday, November 07, 2008

Stair Step Card

Here's my submission for this week's challenge over on the Late Night Stampers group. I was a bit intimidated at first, but once the body of the card was made, it was all fun. The directions are very easy ~
  • Cut your card stock to the size of 10.5 X 5.0 - if you want to stamp on this, now would be the time to do it.
  • Score your card stock at 1.25" - 2.5" - 4.25", 6" and at 8.25" Now fold with hills and valleys (accordion style) making sure that the smallest (1.25" fold) is folded down, as this will be the front of your card)
  • Now here's the fun part...decorate with ANYTHING...punches, cut-outs, stickers...whatever your theme is, run with it.
I used all the stamps that are included in the Heritage Holiday set, some ribbon, hodgepodge and some careful cutting.
Link a picture back to me so I can see what you create. I warn you, these are a little addicting.

Thanks for stopping by,