Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Best Day Ever - SR#39

I have been dying to post about something WONDERFUL that happened recently, but wasn't sure if I should say anything yet....but today is the day! I had recently been asked to join the Stampin Royalty Design Team, and today is my first official day!!!!!!!!!
Here is the card I have submitted for this weeks sketch challenge. It really is a fun little layout, and I had so many ideas, I had a hard time deciding which one to go with....but as you see, I went with this one, because I can never have enough christmas cards, you know?
I substituted a circle for the oval in the challenge inspiration, don't feel like you have to follow it exactly, use your creativity, and use what you got!
You should head over to the Stampin' Royalty Blog, check out this week's challenge, see all the wonderful submissions, get your stamp on, and submit your card so you can play along too!
For this one I used the following:
Always Artichoke cardstock
Cherry Cobbler cardstock
Crumb Cake cardstock
Deck the Halls Designer Seiries Paper
Early Espresso Ink
Northern Frost Decorative Border Die
Scallop Trim Border Punch
Curly Label Punch
Dasher Stamp
Tags Till Christmas Stamp

Monday, September 27, 2010

Super Simple Monday

Ok, I know this one looks as though it has a lot of stuff going on, but let me explain....
all you see, is actually a cardbase, a strip of scrapbook paper cut at just the right place, a punched white border, 3 snowflakes, 3 buttons, and some glittler.
and it was all put together in that order! that's it! Take another look at your scrapbook papers and try seeing the individual elements on the page as card pieces. Add a few coordinating 3D embellishments, and you can make something very simple look like it took hours!
Oh, and have I mentioned yet how I absolutely
L-O-V-E the Northern Frost decorative snowflake die out of the current Holiday Mini?!?!
Be prepared to see lots of snowflakes in the coming months!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Buggin' Out

Ok, here is yet another from a class I did several months ago.
I had seen the flower made from the oval punch before, not sure where the idea originated from, but thanks to whomever it was!
I made the ladybug out of punches as well.
This is such an easy and fun little card to put together. Everyone at the class just loved it. It is a great way to use your punches too!

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Ok, so I pulled out this old "Merry" stamp set, which I LOVE by the way! and wanted to make kind of a retro looking card with it. Somehow, my idea in my head didn't quite translate right in real life....there are a few things about it that if I were to do it again (which I might) I would adjust to where it didn't bug me so they have therapy for that?
Anyhow, I decided to post it anyway, in all it's imperfect glory!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Super Simple Monday

This card is pretty easy, but might take a few extra minutes to color the image.
Basically, I used scrap strips and layered them on the cardbase to create the background, then on a piece of white, I stamped the image in Stazon, then followed the "let it" with a blue marker, colroed in the hat and nose, then used my blender pen to give a background color 'shadow' behind the image in blue. You could also do this in chalks.
all done!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wonderfully Wintery

I think this card looks very wintery!
I found this fabulous stamp set last year of these GORGEOUS reindeer! They look so pretty when embossed in gold or silver! This card is not difficult to put together, you just have to take the time to emboss it.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Vanilla Frosting.

I have done similar cards like this before, but I had this one sitting in my folder of cards to be uploaded, so I thought today was this cards day!
Sorry for the quality of the photo, I was having lighting issues that day!
For this one, I stamped the cupcake image on patterned paper, then cut out the bottom portion, then stamped it again on Whisper White, cut it out as well, and did the same for the candle portion then layered it on.
The sprinkles are glittery, but it's hard to tell from this pic.
This one is not really difficult, but the piecing can take a few minutes.

Friday, September 10, 2010

How Many Days 'Till Christmas?

Here is a card I made last year and never got around to posting!
A bit of a non-traditional color scheme, but I really like the berry and black colors together.
I used one of the ornaments to stamp the background, then stamped and embossed them in black, then cut them out. I used markers on the sentiment stamp to get the different colors.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Oh, Happy day!

Well, I am SO excited about todays card! not only because of how fun it is, but because it is also the card I made after I was asked to be one of Stampin' Royalty's Guest Designers!!
The theme we were given was a picture (from the SU catalog)
It only took me a few minutes to come up with the design.
For this card, I used Bashful Blue, Rose Red, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, and Pumpkin Pie. I did use a few retired patterned papers, but most everything else is still available, and you can use the newer style of patterned paper in these colors.
I stamped seperately and cut out each of the hats at the bottom.
I used the Party Hearty stamp set for this card as well.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sparkles and Snowflakes

This weekend I started working on some Christmas cards, and so here's a card that I made. I actually made it for this past weeks Stampin Royalty Challenge, but didn't get a chance to post it until today and I missed it.
I know the challenge is Rhinestones and pearls, but I'm hoping just rhinestones are ok!
Anyway, hopefully it will give you some inspiration!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Super Simple Monday

Cute and easy! This one mosly uses punches. Punches are so much fun, aren't they?
Scallop circle, 2 sizes of circles, and the word window punch. White gel pen, ribbon, and a stamp fo the background.
I used the circle punches to make the leaf, just punched a circle, then stuck it back in from the bottom to create the leaf shape. To make the petals on the flowers, I just cut inward towards the center with scissors.
This one may take a little over 10 minutes because of the stitching and the cutting of the flower petals, but it is really easy to make!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Little Celebration!

Ok, this picture doesn't translate this card very well....the sentiment piece is actually Sahara Sand but looks grey.
but I stamped and colored the little celebrating mice, stamped the white polka dot background with white craft ink and a pencil eraser!
The rest is easy to figure out, scallop edge trim, ribbon, buttons, and an easy rectangle sentiment layered over the top of the image.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Colorful Thank You

I had seen someone somewhere do a beautiful multi colored peacock, and wanted to try it myself. I did this with sponge daubers directly onto the stamp. I think it turned out pretty!