Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Scrappin' We Will Go

This week's Stampin' Royalty Challenge is scrapbook pages! hooray! It is where i began 15 years ago! I still love scrapbooking, I just do it digitally now on My Digital Studio! It really makes it easy and fast. I made this page in about 20 minutes start to finish. the best part is, i can move things around, resize them, or adjust the colors to exactly what i need. I still love making things by hand, but digital scrapbooking is awesome!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Couple of Love Birds

Hello everyone! Here is this weeks sample for Stampin' Royalty's sketch challenge!

I used the Love You Much set, and the large circle punch and large Scallop Circle punch for the main image, used a marker to color only the portion i wanted to use for the word "Love", stamped it and cut it out, then stamped the hearts, colored them with my watercolor brush and punched them out with the Heart to Heart extra large punch. I used a black marker to create the border around the birdies, colored them with my watercolor brush, added another punched out heart above the birds, used the tiny hole puncher to create the holes in the scallops, and used some retired patterned paper for the background panels. Oh, and i used a Real Red marker on the "Love"
Colors used:
Staz On Black, Real Red

Monday, December 20, 2010

Super Simple Monday

This card is actually easier than it looks. I stamped the image and sentiment, colored the image, punched out the images, and then the mat and scallop circle, and put it on a cardbase that has patterned paper and a border punched with the scallop edge trim border punch. Pretty easy! Might take about 15 minutes for everything including the coloring.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Snowflakes and Joy

I wonder sometimes if we have a 'creativity' tank where if we over use it, it can deplete and need recharging somehow...
I feel like my creativity is tired! I have been in a mad dash the last few weeks trying to get ready for the craft bazaar that happened last week. It ended up being a complete success! so much so, that I have sold out of almost everything i took, including my cards! what didn't sell at the fair, people bought afterwards! I even had several orders for more! I can't keep up! I'm going to have to double my inventory for next year! I better get to work!
Anyway, here is one that sold!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


This card was made for this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge, Bring on the Bling!
So that's what i did!
This card is even better in person, the camera just can't capture how pretty the Glass Glitter is in real life!
I used Crumb Cake cardbase, patterned paper from the Neutrals collection, the Champaigne Glass Glitter adhered with Sticky Strip, I embossed the images in gold, and added a few rhinestones. Not very difficult, really, it is just a matter of using the right colors, patterns, and embellishments.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Super Simple Monday

For this one, I added patterned paper with a border, then embossed the reindeer in black, cut him out, then used markers on a stamp to create the sentiment, then used the oval punch to punch it out. The cutting out of the reindeer took the longest, but even that wasn't too bad. This one may take a little longer than 10 minutes, but not more than 15 once you have all the supplies ready to go, including the embossing materials. and it would be a fairly easy one to do lots of them.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Can You Name All the Reindeer?

I'm not sure which of the reindeer this one is, but he must be cold because he needed a scarf!
after putting some patterned paper with a border on a green cardbase, I stamped the image on a circle of white, colored him in, added a scallop circle mat, then hand cut some holly leaves out of green cardstock and added buttons for holly. I stamped the sentiment and i was all done.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Let It Snow!!!

Here is today's project for this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge! Winter Holidays! Sorry for the poor quality of the photo, my husband decided he wanted to "borrow" my monitor on the computer where i do photoshop my images to make them look nice. So I am left with a raw image.
This little snowman Christmas decoration was made with a dollar store frame. I started with a beautiful patterned paper from a few years back, but you can stamp snowflakes in Whisper White craft ink on Baja Breeze cardstock or paper, then i added some Whisper White cut into snow banks, then stamped misc. snowflakes and used circle punches to punch them out, and added die cut snowflakes in random pattens. The snowman is made with circle punches, and his buttons are black brads, I hand cut his arms, and used the little bird from Season of Friendship for his little buddy. I stamped the sentiment and saying from the Many Merry Messages and Snow Swirled sets. I drew the face on the snowman and added a little sliver of pumpkin pie for his nose. a little glitter and a few rhinestones and the project was complete!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Super Simple Monday

I know this post is actually Monday night, but it is still technically Monday! : )
this one is really easy. You just need a circle punch, and a butterfly punch. I began by using a stampin' wheel to create the background pattern, but it would have looked good without that too.
I then added a small strip of turquoise cardstock to the bottom, and then a polka dot ribbon along the seam.
I happened to have a bunch of scraps of cardstock that were close in color, but just different enough. So I used the scraps to punch the butterflies, added rhinestones to them, layered them on the circles, and placed them on the card. All done!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Birthday Roses

Here is the card I made for this weeks challenge over at Stampin' Royalty! It's a color challenge, and we were to use Marina Mist, River Rock, Early Espresso, and Rich Razzleberry.
I started with a base of Marina Mist, then punched a scallop trim border in Early Espresso, put textured River Rock on that, stamped the roses from Fifth Avenue Floral in Rich Razzleberry then cut them out, used a blender pen to create the shading, stamped the sentiment from Sincere Salutations on River Rock then punched it out using the large oval punch, then punched a scaollop oval for the mat, and lastly, punched several leaves from the bird punch in Wild Wasabi, layered them all on the card, and as a final touch, i used an Early Espresso marker to create the stitching holes along the River Rock strip.