Thursday, December 23, 2010

For Someone Special

Here's a Christmas card that I sent to someone special. It's a 6"X 6" card. The base is 130 lb white cardstock with metallic blue paper that I ran thru using a snowflake embossing folder. The yellow metallic paper is cut and embossed using the Spellbinder's Poinsettia grand die and layered on the blue paper. The frame is stamped and embossed using Ranger's Roman Gold EP. The larger Poinsettia and individual petals are stamped using Top Boss embossing ink and embossed using Ranger's Queen Gold EP. The flowers are painted using Stampin'Up Champagne Mist shimmery paint even the poinsettia die was done. For the flower centers I used basic pearls and for the larger poinsettia I used Zip dry glue and sprinkle gold glitter. I stamped saying (from Festive Frame set) in Top Boss and embossed with Queen Gold EP by Ranger and cut and embossed using the Labels Four from Spellbinders. I outlined the embossed edge using Ocean Smooch accent ink.
Supplies:
Stamps:  Festive Frame by Gina K, Poinsettia and Boxwood by Flourishes
Paper:    130 lb - unknown, Blue, Yellow metallic paper by Michael's,
              Shimmery White by Stampin'Up
Misc:   Champagne Mist, Basic Pearls, Gold Glitter by Stampin'Up, Roman Gold EP,
          Queen Gold EP by Ranger, Snowflake Embossing folder by Provo Craft,
          Poinsettia border grand die, Labels Four by Spellbinders, Ocean accent ink,
          Top Boss embossing ink by ClearsnapPin It Now!
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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Card

Here is another Christmas card I did. I found this on Kimberly Van Diepen blog http://stampinbythesea.com/ I change it a little bit but I love how she used Serene Snowflakes and the little Dasher stamp on Crumb Cake cardstock. I used Soft Suede as my base then I used Crumb Cake. I stamped Serene Snowflakes using Frost White Shimmer paint onto my stamps then stamped Soft Suede ink in between the  white snowflakes. Took a smaller piece of Crumb Cake stamped Serene Snowflakes as above then stamped Dasher using Soft Suede ink attached him to Early Espresso cardstock. Curled up the two corners. Laid down a piece of sticky tape and used Soft Suede polka dot grograin ribbon (that has retired) and pleated along the bottom. Attached neutral designer buttons with a couple of brads from the neutral collection on top. All supplies by Stampin'UpPin It Now!
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Merry Christmas card

I'm way behind getting my Christmas cards out. Here is one of my simpler cards that I have done. I started out with Soft Suede cardstock then took Brushed Gold and ran it thru embossing folder Vintage Wallpaper. Then I stamped "Merry Christmas" in black pigment ink and embossed with black embossing powder. Then I punch it out using the oval punch and punch out a scalloped oval in Early Espresso. Layered the gold on top the early espresso paper. I used the stamp called "Elizabeth" using Soft Suede dye ink onto brushed gold cardstock and colored with Soft Suede marker and using Early Espresso marker to shade. I ran another piece of Soft Suede cardstock thru the embossing folder Vintage Wallpaper then applied Champagne Mist on top of that to highlight the embossed folder. Wrapped a piece of Kraft taffeta ribbon (that retired) and made a bow. Layered this onto Early Espresso. Supplies all Stampin'up.Pin It Now!
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Friday, December 10, 2010

Winter White Challenge by Flourishes

Once again Flourishes has a challenge which as the winter snow continues to fly, let’s wash our cards and creations with white! Show off a little pop of color, but make sure the overall feeling is white! Here is my card I used white metallic cardstock then layered with baby blue metallic paper then used light yellow metallic paper cut it out using Spellbinder's Poinsettia Frame S5-018 and embossed the frame. I adhered it to the baby blue paper using foam tape to raise it. Then I cut out leaving a blue halo where the blue ribbon was being threaded thru to the top and tied into a bow. To make the yellow frame fit inside and to show some of the blue I trimmed off the embossed line that is left after you emboss it thru your die cut machine.
I stamped "Merry Christmas" from the set Santa, I Believe using black Crafter's ink and embossed it using Ranger's Gold Tinsel embossing powder. The Poinsettia is stamped using White Crafter's ink on Shimmery paper and embossed using the same embossing powder. Some of the leaves were cut so that you could pop them up. The extra petals that come with the set were embossed 3 times each. The image was pop up using Stampin'Up dimensionals. The petals were painted with Stampin'Up frosted white shimmer paint to make stand out. Then I added 6 basic pearls from Stampin'Up!

Supplies:
Paper: Shimmery Paper by Stampin'Up, White, Blue and light Yellow metallic cardstock by Michael's
Ink: White and Black Crafter's Ink by Clearsnap
Stamps: Santa, I Believe, Poinsettia & Boxwood by Flourishes
Other: Blue & Brown polka dot ribbon by Michael's, Poinsettia Frame S5-018 by Spellbinders
          Basic Pearls, dimensionals, Frosted White Shimmery paint by Stampin'Up,              Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder by Ranger
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Monday, December 6, 2010

Another Card Challenge for Verve Stamps

Here is another card challenge I did. This one is for Verve Stamps. Every week for the month of November they had a card sketch. At the end if your name was picked you won  January new sets that are being released. This is week #1. I started off with Blue Metallic paper from Michael's, layered with Basic Grey 'Figgy Pudding'. Using a fern stamp from the set "Forever in our Hearts" and using blue ink from Clearsnap. I stamped 2 or 3 times without reinking my stamp leaving a graduation of color. Taking a darker blue I stamped some darker images and then inked my edges. I cut out rectangle piece of cardstock from the same 'Figgy Pudding' and did the same. Stamped an ornament using the same paper from the set "Ornamental Christmas" ran it thru an embossing folder called Square Lattice from Stampin'Up. Took my blue inks and inked the raised portions of the embossing folder. Stamp the saying from the same set using Black Crafters ink from Clearsnap and embossed it using Black embossing powder. Punched it out using Marvy uchida scalloped punch again inked the edges.  Used Magenta silver peel offs for the cording and retired silver ribbon from Stampin'Up.

Supplies Used:
Paper: Basic Grey 'Figgy Pudding', Blue Metallic from Michael's
Ink: Vivid Dye ink - Corn Flower, Teal, Bermuda Blue, Inky Blue,
        Crafter's ink - Black by Clearsnap
Stamps: Forever in Our Hearts, Ornamental Christmas by Verve Stamps
Other: Metallic silver ribbon (retired) Stampin'Up, Magenta Silver Peel Offs, Square Lattice
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Monday, November 29, 2010

My Dad's Birthday is today!


My Dad's birthday is today and he still manages to play hockey 3 times a week. Good for him!!
This is my card that I gave him last week. The base card is Early Expresso with Basic Grey 'Cappella' on the top half and green Fibermark paper on bottom. There is 2" strip and 1/4" circle that is from the  Basic Grey 'Cappella' collection. I took Always Artichoke paper and stamp using a Birthday background stamp that retired from Stampin'Up. Inked with Top Boss and used the new perfect pearl collection called 'Cafe'. Wrapped a green ribbon from Michael's around the strip and layered the dark green paper on top. Stamp Happy Birthday in green pigment ink and embossed with Emerald PearLustre Embossing powder from Stampendous. Used Always Artichoke to tone down the white cardstock. Punched out 2 scallop ovals from Marvy Uchida scalloped oval. Cut 1 oval lengthwise and 1 oval widthwise to create a mat around the Happy Birthday.

Supplies Used:
Paper: Early Expresso, Shimmery White, and Always Artichoke from Stampin'Up
           "Cappella" from Basic Grey
           Green paper from Fibermark
Ink: Pigment ink from Clearsnap
       Always Artichoke from Stampin'up
Ribbon: from Michael's
Stamp: Happy Birthday (retired) Stampin'Up
            Elegant Happy Birthday from Rubber Stampede
Other: Emerald PearLustre from Stampendous
           Beaded circle from SpellbindersPin It Now!
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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sister's Birthday Card

Here is my sister's card her birthday was November 4th. Anyways I started out with a 5 3/4 square metallic pink cardstock, layered with Bo Bunny Plum Dot paper then added another layer with Basic Grey 'Eva'.
I used the stamp from The Stamp Barn using Memento Black ink and colored image using my Copic markers. I cut it out leaving a halo around it. I wrapped ribbon around the 2 corners before attaching to the pink cardstock. I stamped Birthday wishes in pigment ink and use iridescent ice to add some bling. I cut 2 flourishes out from Sizzix with Be Creative tape adhered to chipboard then covered the chipboard with a pink glitter and light green glitter. Punched out saying using Decorative label punch. To create the mat I punch out 2 labels using the decorative label punch. Cutting 1 lengthwise and 1 widthwise and place it around my label. Applied 2 basic pearls to the label.

Supplies Used:

Cardstock: Pink Metalllic from Michael's, Bo Bunny Plum Dot, Basic Grey 'Eva'
Ink: Pink Pigment ink from Clearsnap
Ribbon: 3/8" Pretty in Pink taffeta from Stampin'Up
Other: Flourishes from Sizzix, Be Creative Tape, pink glitter, light green glitter from In The Making
             pink pearls, decorative label punch from Stampin'Up, chipboard, iridescent ice from Stampin'up
Stamps: Lily frame FRA 036 from Stamp Barn, Sincere Salutations from Stampin'UpPin It Now!
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Friday, November 26, 2010

My Brother's Birthday Card



Last Sunday my mother had us all over for big Birthday dinner. Our family use to have 4 birthdays before Christmas and then my mother's was in January but sadly we only have 3 now. So instead of having 3 separate parties my mother has 1 big bash (less wear and tear on my mom). On this occasion my nephew Zachary was being comfirmed so he was included this time. So this was my card for my brother who was born 2 weeks before Christmas. Kind of simple for me but I was doing 3 cards for this big occasion. I left making cards to the last minute.  It started out using brown cardstock layered with light green and then using a darker green. On the darker green cardstock I used a stamp called Brocade Basics which is retired from Stampin'Up. I inked the stamp with Silk Green pigment ink and then embossed it using Stampendous Aventurine PearLustre Embossing Powder. Then I used another stamp called Sense of Time from Stampin'Up and embossed it twice the same way as the background. I cut out the little circle and popped it up using dimentionals. I also took a dauber using Always Artichoke inkpad and toned down the image so it wasn't too stark. Attached a green ruffle ribbon from Michael's along the bottom. Inside I stamped Happy Birthday using another stamp from Paper Inspirations using Silk Green pigment ink pad and embossed using the Aventurine PearLustre EP.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Early Expresso from Stampin'Up
                  Light green paper from Fibermark
Ink:  Always Artichoke from Stampin'Up
        Silk Green Pigment ink from Clearsnap

Stamps: Brocade Basics - retired , Sense of Time  from Stampin'Up
               Happy Brithday from Paper Inspirations
Ribbon: Michael'sPin It Now!
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My Nephew's Confirmation

My nephew Zachary was confirmed on my late husband's birthday. Of course I could not find any Confirmation cards so I made my own (but who needs cards anyway when you make your own). I started out with brown cardstock, green Fibermark paper that I found in my stash plus Basic Grey 'Capella' paper. Used a ruffle green ribbon that I found at Michael's that covers where the 2 different papers meet. The crosses are from Spellbinder's Cross Collection Limited Edition. The largest one is cut out with Shimmery white cardstock. I left it in the stencil and added Clearsnap Olive Pastel fluid chalk to ink the raised areas. Then cut out the 2nd cross using another Basic Grey 'Capella' paper adding to the first by using dimensionals. Found the sayings on line and printed them off the computer on to Shimmery White cardstock. Then added a mat around the white cardstock.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Shimmery  White, Early Expresso from Stampin 'Up
                  Green Paper  from Fibermark
                  Capella from Basic Grey
Ink: Olive Green Fluid Chalk from Clearsnap
Ribbon: Michael's
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Merry Christmas

Here is my rendition. I used Night of Navy cardstock as a base, followed by Cajun Craze. I used Blue Awning Zinnia Swirl paper from K & Company. Placed Clearsnap Design adhesive leaves over the K & Company then used a rust glitter from In The Making Enterprises to cover the adhesive. I used "Christmas Ornaments" by Justrite stamps. I stamped ornaments with gold pigment inkpad and embossed with Stampin'Up Glory Gold embossing powder. I cut out the ornaments leaving a little halo and attached them to Night of Navy cardstock again cutting it out leaving a little halo. Punch a little hole at the top of the ornament an attached copper peel offs by Magenta. At the top of the ornament is a bow that used copper cording that retired from Stampin'Up. Stamped word from "Christmas Nested Frames" from JustRite Stampers using gold pigment ink and embossed with gold EP on Night of Navy cardstock. Punched word out using large oval from Stampin'Up and punched a frame out using an EK success punch using Cajun Craze cardstock. On the left side I used Victorian Crochet trim from Stampin'Up and overlayed a gold trim from Michael's in my ribbon stash.Pin It Now!
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JustRite Friday Challenge

I'm trying my hand at different card challenges that are present over the Internet. We had to use the following color combo.
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Blue Poinsettia card

Here is a card that I submitted to Flourishes design challenge in corresponding to their new release happening tonight. They have 3 new stamps being released. The challenge was called "Warm Winter Wishes and the card had to have some  blue. I used a metallic blue cardstock for base, 2nd layer added burnish gold from Stampin'Up. Cut a 3" X 3 3/4" Blue Awning Blue Damask paper by K& Company and another 3" X 3 3/4" Blue Awning Blue Floral embossed paper from K & Company. I layered both pieces over the gold paper. Wrap a piece of ribbon from Michael's to cover the joint between 2 papers and tied a faux bow. Using the Poinsetia stamp from the Flourishes set (Poinsettia & Boxwood) I stamped the poinsettia plus the single petals  in Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers B21,B24, B28. I then popped some of the single petals using pop up dots to add dimention.I added blue glass glitter from Melissa Frances to the petals of the poinsettia. I also add Clearsnap design adhesive "Brocade" by burnishing it onto the cardstock and used "Canadian Blue" and a lighter "Western Blue" glitter from In the Making Enterprises.  Stamp saying in Black Versafine and punch it out with a scallop oval from Stampin'Up and used another label punch from EK success to punch out a piece of blue/gold paper. Add blue glass glitter around scallop. Add 3 pearls to right hand corner.
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The last Gina K challenge

Here is the last challenge from Gina K release party last Friday. We were given a sketch as seen here; http://stamptv.ning.com/forum/topics/release-party-challenge-2. Here is my version. I used Always Artichoke for the base, new Deck the halls designer paper, Cherry Cobbler paper cut out with a Spellbinder's die Labels 10,Very Vanilla seam binding, stamp from Gina K called "Warm and Cozy Christmas". Stamped image using Ranger's Jet black archival ink and colored image with Pacific Point, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black and Rich Razzleberry markers. Stamped saying in Black Versafine from the set Festive Frame from Gina K punch it out using a EK success punch.Pin It Now!
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

2nd card for Gina K release

Here is the 2nd card that I made for Gina K release party. We had to make a holiday card using non-traditional colors. I used a Gina K stamp called "Festive Frame". I used Copic markers BV01, BV02, BV04 and BV25 to color the poinsettias. BV29 to color the frame and YG06 to color the circle part of the frame. I also used YR04, YR07 and YR09 for the orange part of the frame and berries as well as YG05, YG06 and YG03 for the greenery. I used Stampin'up Markers Crumb Cake, Early Expresso for the pine cones. Used retired ribbon and pearls from Stampin'up. For the centers of the poinsettias I used Zip dry glue and blue glass glitter by Melissa Frances. The sentiment is from the same set and I used Versfine Onyx Black ink. Thanks for looking. For this release party, every challenge you enter using her stamps you received an extra ballot for a drawing of a free stamp set valued at $24.95.


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Monday, November 8, 2010

New card

Last Friday Gina K had a new release party. She had 3 design challenges. This was # 1 challenge; you had to use an odd number of a design element on your card.
Here I stamped 3 pine branches as my design element. The pine branch came from a set called Winter Foliage from Gina K. This was a free set last year when you bought 3 or more sets. The "winter wishes" is from a company called Unity stamp co. that was free with a magazine that I bought at Safeway because it had a free stamp. Imagine that.. more stamps.. The paper was from Stampin'Up along with ribbon and pearls. The 2 die cuts from Spellbinders Label 13 and fancy tags. I used Kiwi smooch to outline the label 13 die and Molasses to outline the tag die. I used a 2 way glue pen to glue and then add blue highlights glitter on the pine branches.Pin It Now!
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Friday, November 5, 2010

Another Class At Leduc

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Bo Bunny Tri Shutter Album



Here is a picture of Tri- shutter album using Bo Bunny newest release called "Noel". It is a class that I'm teaching a store in Leduc, AB on November 25th and 26th. It was tutorial that I bought from Andrea Walford www.andreawalford.comPin It Now!
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My first post

I decided to join the ranks of blogging so please bear with me because I don't have the foggist clue how to go about it.. My friend Jacquie said it's quite easy. Just come up with a name, chose a template and start blogging. So here it is. Hopefully I will try and keep it update with photos and news of cards that I have done.Pin It Now!
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