Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Holiday Snowman

Here is a quick and cute little Christmas card I made last night.
I bought this snowman stamp last year on clearance--who could resist? The snowman stamp is from Penny Black. The image is colored in with SU ink refills and blender pen solution.
Here is the recipe:
  • SU Certainly Celery, Cranberry Crisp, W White CS
  • SU Rose Red, C Celery ink refills, Cranberry Crisp, C Celery and White Craft pads
  • Ribbon from Michaels
  • Gold Brads
  • Corner rounder
  • SU Snow jumbo wheel and Snowflake Spot sets
  • Penny Black snowman, and Paper Trey greeting
  • Cuttlebug die
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Monday, October 29, 2007

Christmas List DVD tin

Have you ever bought anything and said to yourself "I'm gonna make a bunch of those!" ??? About 4 months ago I bought a huge box of these DVD tins for super cheap. Up until now I haven't touched them! They have been in plain sight and every time I walk by I think about making one but never do... Well, after blurfing for a while and seeing the countdown to Christmas I decided I had better get my buns in gear for Christmas!

At any rate, here is my first tin... and here's what I used:

  • SU River Rock, Cranberry Crisp, Wild Wasabi CS
  • SEI Doodley Doo Holiday CS
  • SEI Doodley Doo Holiday rub-ons
  • SizzixWingoZingo alpha die
  • AMuse naughty/nice stamp
  • SU Cranberry Crisp stitched ribbon

The pad on the inside has magnets on the back side. I like this idea because the pad can be pulled out and won't flop around inside the tin.

Snow Angel note pad

I love playing with this little snow angel! This is a refrigerator note pad. The back has magnets on it. They are very simple to make! Traditionally, what you do is buy Jr Legal note pads and have them cut in half. This one was a special find as the paper is totally white--no lines. These little note pads make great gifts! I have several of them floating around--and they get used alot! I've been busy making a few other items that I will post later. Until then, have a great day!

The recipe:

  • SU Blue Bayou and W White CS
  • note pad
  • Whipper Snapper stamp
  • Prismacolor pencils
  • SU Blue Bayou stitched ribbon
  • SU White Craft ink
  • SU Detail white embossing powder
  • Dazzling Diamonds glitter

Saturday, October 27, 2007

You Make Me Smile Award

Wow! Melissa ovcr at Simply Pink nominated me for the You Make Me Smile Award. So the way this works is--> link to your tagger's blog, post these rules, share 7 facts about yourself (random or weird is ok!), tag 7 more people and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.

Oh Boy, random things about me...

1. I love bears--since I was little I have loved bears of all sorts. My home is decked out in a woodland decor (you can see my bear quilt I made down at the bottom of the page!)

2. I am a shop-a-holic! I buy wayyyy too much for what little time I have to play with craft stuff!

3. I am a blonde at heart. I have to dye blonde. I have been almost half (or more) gray since my mid 20's. It all started when I was 17!!

4. I still own a bunch of the old SU pads. Yikes!! I guess I'd rather buy new sets!

5. I have a little black toy poodle named Buddy.

6. My favorite candy is red licorice.

7. I absolutely hate doing the dishes!! Out of all the hard things to do in the house, I hate doing them! I think it's because I have to do them so often....

Here's who I tagged:

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

An "ice" day

Oh boy, have things been hectic! I work 4 days a week and it feels like I just don't have time to do anything! This week it has just been one thing after another. I swear it is the pull of the almost-full moon! The weather here has been crazy too! Yesterday it was in the low 70's and today it is in the low 50's, getting down to about 35 at night. Brrrrr! I know that is nothing compared to winter, but I'm just not ready for it.

Anyway, here is a a french-fry box I made with this cute little penguin stamp from Whipper Snapper. I did some experimenting with the colors. On this image I used Soft Sky ink to color the penguin. The color is just a little too light. He looks like he's cold! The hat and scarf are colored in with the OLD SU Rose Red. I also mounted it on the old Rose Red CS. The box was embossed with the Cuttlebug snowflake folder.

Here are some of the other items I used:
  • SU W White, Rose Red, Soft Sky CS
  • SU Marigold, Soft Sky, Rose Red inks
  • blender pen refill
  • aqua painter
  • dazzling diamonds
  • MM snowflake brads
  • American Crafts and May Arts ribbon
  • cuttlebug embossing folder
  • Dove chocolates

Friday, October 19, 2007

Snow Angel

I love this cute little stamp! There are so many fun winter stamps at Whipper Snapper Designs. This is a little treat pouch similar to the 2-5-7-10 box. When I get a few minutes I will try to post the dimensions. The height is about 4 inches. The image was colored in with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. The bottom of the flap (under the snowman near the ribbon) was torn and then sponged with white craft ink, and then was embossed with detail white. I took several pictures so you could get a view of the overall pouch. The background was done with the new Jumbo Snow wheel and then stamped
with the snowflake in craft white ink. A neat little trick I use with the snow wheel or (any jumbo wheel) is to roll the wheel on a regular ink pad. It will cover small areas like 1/4 sheet of CS and saves money! These little pouches are perfect for small candy gifts, or gift cards.

Here is the recipe:

  • SU Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, W White CS
  • SU B Bayou stitched ribbon and silver cord
  • Snowflake eyelets (MM)
  • LI buttons
  • Dazzling Diamonds glitter
  • SU White craft ink, Soft Sky ink pad, B Black pad
  • Prismacolor pencils and gamsol
  • Sponge
  • Whipper Snapper Snow Angel stamp

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Birthday Boy

I just made this sweet little birthday card for my Great-newphew (is that what it's called? Or is it Grand-nephew? LOL) Anyway, I fell in love with this train die by Sizzix, and just had to have it! The card is a full sheet of cardstock folded in half. On this card I used vellum for the smoke clouds, and the windows. The present on the end of the train was free-hand and the bows were "a's" from a sizzix alpha.

Here is the recipe:
  • SU Ballet Blue, YY Yellow, Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Green Galore, L Lilac, B Black, W White, Bazzill Green CS (letters)
  • Vellum
  • Stickles (letters)
  • White Gel pen
  • SU retired Groovy Lines bkgd
  • SU Ballet Blue ink
  • Sizzix train die, Girls Are Weird alpha
  • Cuttlebug Olivia alpha

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Give Thanks

It's been a while since I've been able to stamp! I actually painted this a while ago and just didn't put it together on a card. I used SU watercolor crayons with the Autumn Harvest set. And I used regular watercolor paper with an aqua painter. The only thing on this that was a bit tedious was the masking. I thought it turned out pretty! On the corners I used antique copper brads and mounted everything to the card using SU dimensionals.

Here's the recipe:

  • SU Chocolate Chip CS and ink
  • Natural Confetti CS, Watercolor paper, Pumpkin Bazzill CS
  • SU Watercolor Crayons
  • Aqua Painter
  • MM Antique Copper Brads
  • Corner punch
  • SU Linen
  • Cuttlebug dies
  • Stampin Up dimensionals
We are really starting to feel the effects of Fall outside. Usually, here in the NW, we get foggy mornings by early October. And we are just now starting to have them. The trees here are turning such beautiful colors! My daughter and I went down to the lake yesterday and took some really pretty pictures of the leaves on the trees and the lake. It was perfect....and unseasonably warm! At least in my opinion!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Give thanks

I'm posting this early for all of our Canadian blogger friends.... Happy Thanksgiving! And Happy early Thanksgiving to all of us in the states. It will be here before we know it! I'm soooo not ready yet! And I'm really disappointed that the stores are selling Christmas stuff in OCTOBER!!! I'm getting the impression that we will be celebrating Christmas from July to the end of the year.. sometime in the near future! It takes the enjoyment out of a special season. I wish we could boycott that somehow! And what about the day after Thanksgiving?? The nail-biting, cat-fighting, mow-your-neighbor-down-to get-the-best-deal Day?!? They take the fun out of everything! LOL

Ok, back to this cute little card....
I love this little turkey! He is sooo festive!

On this card, not only did I emboss the cut-out pieces, but the cinnamon background piece is embossed with leaves also... a little hard to tell against all of the scuffed embossing. Enjoy!

The recipe:
  • SU Close to Cocoa CS
  • Lasting Impressions CS and templates
  • LI scuffers
  • SU dimensionals
  • SU linen thread
  • corner rounder
  • Making Memories rub-ons

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Friends for the long haul

This is another card I made with Lasting Impressions templates. Most of the paper is from Lasting Impressions. The paper has a white core. So, when you use the scuffers the paper turns white.

It has been soooo cold here, and I feel like I'm getting into that fall/winter mood. I have a really hard time doing Christmas cards in July! I'll be working on some winter cards soon!

Here is the recipe:

  • SU Caramel, Cocoa CS
  • LI CS
  • LI template
  • scuffer
  • SU eyelets
  • SU Loads of Love
  • SU Linen twine

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

I finally did it! I made a criss cross card! I also got a chance to play with this Chatterbox coordinating DP that I have been wanting to play with for eons.... The base of this card is made with Bazill CS. I got busy making this and then realized, after trying to get a perfect match for colors, that last years SU vintage violet was perfect for this!!
The paisley is from Technique Tuesday's Paisley set (can't remember the name)... the crimped band is made from the flip side of one of the coordinates in the set of Chatterbox DP.
I really like the layout of this card. It's definitely one I will be using again!

The recipe:
  • Bazzill CS, SU W White
  • Chatterbox coordinating DP
  • SU vintage viloet inks
  • SU vintage violet stitched ribbon, and amethyst organdy
  • crimper
  • SU Priceless stamp set ( flower)
  • Technique Tues Paisley set
  • Paper Trey Faux Ribbon set
  • Tab punch (SU), and corner rounder

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Bella birthday card

Oh boy, I have been so busy and haven't had time to stamp! But I did manage to make this birthday card for my niece. I haven't used my Bella's in such a long time!!! My motto these days is "TOO MANY (new) STAMPS and NOT ENOUGH TIME!" I have some new Bella stamps that I really want to use... Hopefully soon!

Here is the recipe for this Bella card:
  • SU Taken w/Teal, C Caribbean, W White, Gable Green CS
  • SU markers
  • SU Green Galore, Gable Green, C Caribbean, Pixie Pink, B Black inks
  • SU Polka dots and petals stamp set
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder and die
  • Paper Trey Faux Ribbon set
  • Bella stamp
  • White ribbon and irridescent cord
  • stickles
  • ticket corner punch