Monday, December 31, 2007

Art of Life

This was a hostess set in 2005! It's called Art of Life and I forgot I had it. Isn't that bad? So, I got it out, and this is what I came up with the first time around. I will deffinately be using this more in the future! I used Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy, and Choc. Chip ribbon. Circle punches were used with the SU set Circle of Friendship for the sentiment. I enjoyed creating with this simple set.

Hoppy Birthday

I love Unfrogettable! I am making a birthday card for my five-year-old nephew, so I think this might be fun for him. I may make it a shaker card afterall. The circle is covered from the back with acetate, so it looks like a window. I used the tab punch to make a 2" circle, just turn it and punch again! I used my cuttlebug embossing folders again, with Wild Wasabi, then Choc. chip, and Summer Sun for brightening it up! Then I used the large oval punch, to layer on top of the designer punch with brads for the sentiment. Since I had the tab punch out, I couldn't resist using it, and that promped me to use the spiral punch also.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Snappy Birthday

This is a card made with SU Crab and Co. I am so happy to see this back in the catalog! I cased this card from Cambria Turnbow, I thought this was a fun birthday card to make for my Nephew. I changed one of the colors slightly, and simplified the embellishments, instead of using Real Red, I used Purely Pomegranite, and Tempting Turquoise. I used my cuttlebug embossing folder to texture the turquoise paper, but then used the party hat and versamark to create the background pattern on the pomegranite side.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Oh, So Lovely

This is a birthday card I made...but I am not sure I want to part with it. I used the Oh, So Lovely Hostess stamp set, and corner punches, designer punch, and circle punches...the piercing tool to make faux stitching. I also sponged the sky with Soft Sky, and So Saffron after I watercolored the flowers.

Friday, December 28, 2007

In the spotlight birthday

I used the SU set, In the Spotlight, and Basic Backgrounds, and an older Happy Birthday sentiment from Hero Arts (actually my favorite happy birthday stamp) for my brother in law's birthday card. Colors used were Brocade Blue, and Vintage Violet, and of course Whisper White. I used the two-step stamp technique with the Vintage Violet for the two shapes on the side to get a lighter image. I hope he likes it. I have to get better at "male cards"!

More Fabulous Flowers

I made this for a birthday coming up this month. Actually, I need to make seven birthday cards all for family this month! I'll keep you posted!

Fabulous Flowers

Purely Pomegranite, and River Rock were used on this card. This is the first time I have played with this set. I also used stickles to highlight the layers, and dimensionals to raise the layers.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

snowflake spot

Hope everyone had a great Christmas! I am just starting into making birthday cards, but in the process came across a card I made for Christmas last year before I had a blog, and I really thought these were fun to make. I used silver embossing powder and Brocade Blue, Bording Blue and Ballet blue. This would be fun to "remake" with stickles, and brads next year, using layers...possibilities are endless.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Holy Triptych

Yahoo! I love Christmas. I am baking cookies as I am posting. Does it get any better than this? I used Handsome Hunter, Verry Vanilla, gold paper and gold embossing powder for this card. I used three stamp sets, Holy Triptych, Baroque Motifs for the background, and Star-Studded Season for the sentiment. This one smudged a bit, so it's mine to keep. The others turned out great! I hope everyone likes them this year!

Holy Triptych 2

This is another card using the Holy Triptych set. I couldn't leave out a gold embossed one! What would Christmas be like without gold, and reds, and greens?! (Awful probably!)

I made it similar to the next one, just used purely pomegranite, gold, and very vanilla SU card stock.

Holy Triptych

So, on Monday morning while I was getting a package ready to send for Christmas, I started counting my Christmas cards I had ready to send. I was surprised to see that I had 36 more to make! This stamp set has grown on me, over the last month and so here is my first attempt at making an actual card with it. I also used Baroque Motifs, and Star-Studded Season for the sentiment. I embossed in silver, and used the Blue Bayou, and silver SU paper.

Making cards while listening to Christmas music can be so nice!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Altered scalop punch ornament

I saw a version of this on split coast, and I couldn't wait to try one for my tree! I got the beads from our local Fur Shop here in Barrow. I love sparkly things on my tree!

Teacher present

This is a picture of my daughter's teacher's Christmas gift. I made this gift box using SU soft sky paper with craft white boldsnowflakes, then attached an ornament made from the kit in the winter mini. I used a jumbo eylet and a soft blue brad in the middle. I painted the top snowflake with acrylic paint, then after it dried, painted on crystal effects and dusted it with dazzling diamonds. Inside the box was tissue paper with a card from my daughter, and a set of new earrings I made for her teacher to wear, and Christmas chocolates, holiday minis, kisses, and butterfinger bells.

For my son's teacher, we bought a large bowl, and filled it with some assorted candy, an apple, orange, and six packages of buttered popcorn. I wish I had taken pictures of both packages finished, but...their teachers will enjoy them anyhow. I am trying to finish up for Christmas, and get ready for my daughter's birthday before Christmas too. I got packages mailed off today-headed for Montana.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Birthday card

I kept playing with ideas with Time Well Spent, but couldn't stick anything down, until we had a good friend's birthday to go to, she was turning 8 years old. This is what my daughter and I came up with. I think it turned out nice. I used Pink Passion and Purely Pomegranite paper, and Pixie pink, Purely Pomegranite, and Bashful blue to watercolor the flowers, and wild wasabi for the leaves.

flip side of ornaments

Every ornament has to have two sides right?

Monday, December 3, 2007

large ornaments

I had fun making these after Thanksgiving. I used the Dashing paper pack and the Wintergreen pack to cover the chipboard ornaments from SU. I am still working on some of the smaller ones, they are turning out to be more intricate! I am glad I kept one for patterns. I can see enjoying these for years to come.