Friday, October 29, 2010

Trimming the Tree

This one doesn't take a lot of effort, which is always nice when making lots of Christmas cards!
Its basically patterned paper with a border, a stamped and colored tree cut out in a circle, matted by a scalloped circle, and the sentiment stamped right on the cardbase.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Thinking of Saffron and Pears

Today's card was made for this weeks Stampin' Royalty Sketch Challenge.
It is pretty self explanitory as to how to put it together, but here is what I used:

So Saffron Cardstock
Pear Pizazz Patterned Paper/ Ink
Basic Grey Ink
Whisper White Cardstock
Beautiful Wings Embosslit
Sincere Salutations Set
Just Believe Set

Be sure to stop by Stampin' Royalty and submit your creation!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Super Simple Monday

This one really IS simple!
I just used patterned paper layered on a mat piece, stamped in coordinating ink, and added a few gold embellishments, and it's done!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Big Wishes

Here is one that I kind of CASE'd parts of it from a swap I had gotten a while back. Just fun card that can be put together easily.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wrapped in Ribbons

This card was made for this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge of Ribbons, Ribbons, Ribbons!

I had made a ring out of cardboard, wrapped Old Olive ribbon around it, put brads as 'holly' added a bow, Stamped the sentiment and cut it out, layered them on a panel cut with the Top Note Die, then layered all those fun things on a Real Red panel with faux stitching made with white gel pen, and an Old Olive cardbase.

Ok, it's time to get out your ribbons and start having some fun! Be sure to head over to Stampin' Royalty and upload your creation!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Super Simple Monday

For this one, I just cut some patterned paper in a wavy edge, added letter stickers, punched 2 scallop circles in white, cut inward at each scallop to create petals, added a large pink button, leaves and a stem, some stitching drawn with a pen around the patterned paper portion, and inked the edges a bit with pink, oh, and drew a little smile on the flower to give it a face. Really very simple, just takes a few steps!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Snow Easy!

Here is another example of how you can take paper that was meant for scrapbooking and use it for cards. I just took a few different elements from the paper, cut them out, and placed them on the card. Add a few embellishments, some glitter, a sentiment, and you can do up a card real quick! Even the stitching was part of the paper!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Little Spooky!

Todays post is for this weeks challenge over at Stampin' Royalty!
It's all about Spooky, Kooky, halloween!
I made this scrapbook page on My Digital Studio. I really love that program! It makes scrapping so easy! I love how you can color coordinate, resize things, and change things around without wasting anything!
If you will look closely, you will see how I made the little spiders eyes white. Let me tell you how I did this...
I layered 2 very small circles underneath each eye. That easy!
To make the "glowing" happy halloween, I gave the image a shadow, centered it behind and just turned the shadow color orange. Would have looked good glowing green too, but then it wouldn't have worked as well with the rest of the page. But it is fun to experiment with it!
Be sure to go to Stampin' Royalty and submit your halloween projects! We love to see what you make!

Friday, October 8, 2010

I'll Have A Blue Christmas

Another card with ornaments in black. this one is not difficult, but sometimes the placement is tricky.
I embossed the ornaments in black, cut them out, added a few tiny rhinestones (hard to see in the pic), put a strip of matted patterned paper, stamped the flourish on one corner, stamped and punched out the sentiment, and put it all on the card. You can do this too!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hang In There, Little Bird!

This weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge was a little difficult for me! When i pulled out these colors, i had to look at them for a while before i was able to come up with a final choice! But I do have to say, the bright colors really begged to be paired with the Aviary set! Can I just say I am in love with this funny little owl and the look on his face! he looks so surprised all the time!
I bet you're wondering "how did she do that sentiment piece..." Well, i will be glad to tell you!
I went to my trusty My Digital Studio, and used it to create an oval within an oval ...within an oval...then added the text over it, printed it, and used the wide oval punch on it to punch it out!
I did the clouds by creating my own cloud template, then sponging over it in different areas on the Whisper white. I used the Scallop Edge Punch on the Tempting Turquoise strips, and the Curly Label Punch cut in half so it fits behind the sentiment oval. Add a couple Tempting Turouoise buttons, a few birds, and you got yourself a card!
Supplies used:
Aviary Stamp Set
Tempting Turquoise Ink/Cardstock
So Saffron ink/Cardstock
Concord Crush ink/Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Chocolate Chip Ink
My Digital Studio
Wide Oval Punch
Curly Label Punch
Scallop Edge Punch

Monday, October 4, 2010

Super Simple Monday

Ok! here is one that can be done easily! Just cut out a panel, in this case i used SU Top Note die with gold cardstock, then stamped the reindeer in gold, then stamped the sentiment in black, and put it on a cardbase with a strip of patterened paper with a coordinating strip. easy! shouldn't take much more than 10 minutes once you have all your supplies out!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Bee-ing Thoughtful

this is such a happy little bee! had this stamp a while, and brought it out to make a card or two!