Friday, November 30, 2007

This is what I came up with....

For my Christmas Card!!! It took a little playing around, but I did it!! I hate being so indecisive about my Christmas cards.... I always end up making several different ones... Anyhow, here's what I came up with... I just love this moose from Whipper Snapper!! He's so stinkin' cute! I came up with the saying and thought it was perfect! Who knows, maybe there is a stamp out there that says this, but I thought it fit!

The Designer label was punched out with Vanilla CS and then I drew the outline of the punch in Artichoke. I shaded the circle and the holly leaves with Artichoke ink. The moose was stamped on white CS. The white didn't match the vanilla so I sponged Creamy Caramel around the moose...

Here's the recipe:
  • Stampin Up Cranberry Crisp, W White, Vanilla, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke CS
  • SU Artichoke and C Caramel ink pads
  • Prismacolor pencils and gamsol
  • SU Holiday Thyme DP
  • unknown ribbon, and SU linen thread
  • punches: circle, holly leaves, Designer Label (SU), Ticket corner punch
  • Printer
  • SU Snow Flurries stamp set
  • Whipper Snapper Moose stamp
  • LI buttons, kiwi and cinnamon
  • SU Artichoke marker

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sleigh Bells

Oops! I meant Sleigh Balls! LOL. I'm starting to get more in the Christmas mood.. I decided that the worst part of making my cards is stamping the images out to color. Sooooo.... I spent all night last night stamping out images. With all my craft mess I *dread* digging something else out of the pile... so stamping alot of images at one time works for me! I spent last night coloring with my Prismacolor pencils... I used the Whipper Snapper Sleigh Balls stamp for this one. These snowballs are sooo cute!!

Here is what I used:

  • SU Artichoke, Cocoa, W White CS
  • SU Holiday Thyme DP
  • Quickutz snowflake die
  • Whipper Snapper Sleigh Balls stamp set
  • Distressor
  • SU Basic Brown, Caramel, and Black inks
  • Prismacolor pencils and gamsol
  • ticket punch
  • ribbon and SU linen thread
  • antique gold brads

Monday, November 26, 2007

Christmas mood...

I'm really having a hard time getting into the Christmas mood! It just seems to come faster and faster every year. Are you in the mood? I just got out some Christmas decorations hoping to make it feel more like Christmas.

I still have yet to make up my mind about my Christmas cards! I gotta get busy on those...

I had my Snowbunny Bella out and decided to go purple with this card.... It's a little different.. Hope you like! I soooo wanted to put the little white and silver pom poms on the end of the silver cord. I just couldn't find a way to attach them! On the left inside part of the card the greeting was stamped using L Lilac marker using the Stamp-a-ma-jig. Then I used the snow flakes from Snow Burst around the greeting--they don't show up very well.... I used Almost Amethyst and Craft White.)... On the front of the card I tore the paper, sponged with Craft White, and Embossed with Irridescent Ice EP...Hope you like it!

Here's the recipe:
  • SU Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Whisper White CS
  • SU Almost Amethyst, Craft White, Groovy Guava ink refill
  • SU Lovely Lilac Marker
  • Blender pen refill, aqua painter
  • SU Dazzling Diamonds glitter
  • Corner Rounder
  • Snowbunny Bella from Stamping Bella
  • SU Word Search and Print Pattern Background stamps, Snow Burst set
  • LI Silver brads
  • White Gel pen
  • White organdy ribbon and silver cord
  • Irridescent Ice Embossing Powder

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Snowbunny Bella

I broke out my new Snowbunny Bella today to stamp. I'm really liking this color combo. I am using the darker teal from Bazzill Bahama Trio CS.. And then I added SU Taken with Teal, Cool Caribbean, and Night of Navy. The die cut snowflakes are from Cuttlebug's new 2 x 2 die. I added Dazzling Diamonds to them. I wish it would show up in the picture!!

Here are all of the supplies:
  • Bazzill Bahama CS
  • SU NON, Caribbean, Tw/Teal, W White CS
  • SU TwTeal, Caribbean, Craft White inks
  • Ink refills and blender pen refill with aqua painters
  • Cuttlebug die cuts
  • SU retired silver cord
  • Stickles
  • Liquid pearls
  • Bella's Snowbunny Bella
  • Doodlebug stamps
  • SU Snowflake Spot
  • corner rounder

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Gift Bag

Here is a gift bag I just made.. This was really fun to make! I can remember a time when the only way I decorated one of these was to put a topper on the bag... *sigh*.. But this is so much nicer! There isn't much for stamping on this. In fact, its mostly die cuts!

Here is what I used for this..

  • Plain white handled gift bag
  • American Crafts Cardstock
  • Bazzill CSSU Whisper White CS
  • SU Taken With Teal ink
  • SU retired Little Holiday Wishes set
  • SU Dazzling Diamonds and retired Blue Brilliance glitter (more like Teal)
  • Xyron (used with glitter)
  • Sizzix snowflake die, tag die, mittens die
  • Coluzzle Circle
  • Silver cord
  • Wired irridescent ribbon
  • Craft feather boa with silver tinsel

The snowflake on this was put throught the Xyron and then glittered with Dazzling Diamonds. The picture does not show it very well.... The mittens were glittered with Blue Brilliance and Dazzling Diamonds. I found the boa and the ribbon at Michaels. The back side of the bag also has the striped cardstock and the darke teal across the top. I thought it turned out really cute!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Organization idea

Here is an idea for DVD tins... Because of the low price of these tins I bought quite a few of them. So this is a perfect idea to get more use out of them! I love the idea that my acrylic stamps can be stored so that I can see what the stamp is! The regular CD cases are smaller, so this makes it great to have with large size stamps. On this one I used both sides to store 2 different sets. I covered the front and the back respectively..

Friday, November 16, 2007

Checkin' in.......

AACCKKKK! Things have been unbelievably hectic. Too many stressful things happening at once!! My family and I are house shopping.. In the middle of the Holidays no less. I'm also knee deep into my orientation at the hospital, and I'm worried about starting my Christmas shopping!! I haven't even started!! With everything going on its been really hard to find the time to stamp.. especially since I'm packing things. Soooo anyhow, today I received these FUN stamps by Whipper Snapper... I love them. I just hope I have time to use them.

Here is a dorky little card I made from SEI Doodley Doo holiday paper and rub-ons... With all the packing and other stuff going on I have had a hard time getting into the groove... Anyway, here's the card:

  • SU Certainly Celery
  • SEI Doodley Doo Holiday CS
  • SEI Doodley Doo Holiday rub-ons
  • SU Ribbon
  • SU Season of Joy
  • SU Always Artichoke

Just a note about this card.... I was the lucky recipient of rub-ons already adhered to the tissue! I thought for sure the rub-ons were ruined. I managed to pry them off the tissue and use them!! Amazing!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Have a nice day!!

Here is another card I made with this adorable Whipper Snapper stamp. I haven't had much time to stamp lately! Christmas is just coming wayyy too fast for me! Anyway, here is the recipe for this little penguin card:
  • SU W White, C Celery, W Wasabi CS
  • Whipper Snapper stamp
  • SU Snow wheel
  • Hero Arts Snow Flurries set
  • Dazzling Diamonds
  • snowflake embellishment
  • irridescent ribbon, organdy ribbon
  • SU W Wasabi ink and refill, Craft White ink, Blue Bayou ink refill (color of the penguin), Marigold Morning
  • Aqua painter and blender pen refill

Enjoy! Have a great weekend!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Winter Friends..

I haven't had much time to play (again!)... So when I don't stamp, I start losing my mojo! I'm on the fence with this little card! I love the stamp--Whipper Snapper stamps are always too darn cute! There's lots of glitter on this card. Every snowflake has glitter.. It doesn't show up too well in the photo...

The recipe:

  • Bazzill CS
  • SU Sage Shadow, W White CS
  • DP I found in a $1 kit at Michael's (papers are 4x4)
  • Cuttlebug Dies
  • Dazzling Diamonds
  • Silver sqare brads
  • SU Blue Bayou, Marigold, Ballet Blue, and Bashful Blue inks
  • Aqua painter and blender pen refill
  • corner rounder
  • Whipper Snapper stamp