Sunday, January 30, 2011

Build a Blossom

These two cards are the same as the last one, I just changed up the colors of them. They are so easy to make. The color combination for these two are Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink, and Early Espresso. The leaves done in Old Olive. They were stamped with the same color onto the card stock then punched out and put together. I used the new tulip border embossing folder on the outer layer and the perfect polka dots on the small piece of early espresso.
Thanks for looking

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Punched Cardinal

This card came about when I seen the Mojo Monday sketch this week. I had the bird done from when I was doing Christmas cards before the holidays, but since I will need about 200 this year or there abouts, I figured I'd keep trying to do at least one or two a week. This also falls in line with another blog that I participate in the challenges Friday Mashup which has the theme of birds this week.
Items used.
Card Stock: All Natural White, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke
Stamp: Greeting from A Cardinal Christmas
 Designer Paper: Deck the Halls Accessories: Two Step Bird Punch, Vintage Brad, Always Artichoke seam binding, Martha Stewart Punch (branches), nestabilities, big shot, perfect polka dots embossing folder

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Mojo Monday Sketch

This is the card that I made for the Mojo Monday Sketch this week. I'm late in making it but oh well it's done. 
Items used:
Stamps: Just Believe
Card Stock: Peach Parfait, Wild Wasabi, and Daffodil Delight
Ink: Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Peach Parfait ribbon, finial press embossing folder, Sizzlets embossing folder beautiful wings. rhinestones, nestabilities, circles, and lacey circle. 
Thanks for looking 

Eastern Blooms

Hi Everyone, this is the card I came up with for the sketch over at Stamping 411, I decided to pull out a stamp set that I haven't used in a while. This is what I came up. Thanks for looking
 Items used:
Stamp: Eastern blooms
Card Stock: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Inks: Basic black and Melon Mambo
Accessories: Big Shot, petals a plenty embossing folder, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Pearls, glue dots, 5/8 inch basic black satin ribbon, dimensionals, snail adhesive.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Stamping 411 sketch

This is the card I came up with for the Stamping 411 sketch this week. I actually love the way it turned out.
Thanks for stopping by.
Items used:
Stamps: Cheep Talk
Ink: Pacific Point, Old Olive
Card Stock: Pacific Point, Sahara Sand Very Vanilla
Designer Paper: Blueberry Crisp
Accessories: XL owl punch, Pacific Point Corduroy Button (retired) 1/8 in vanilla ribbon snail adhesive, dimensionals,

Micey Christmas

Hi All, Well the card I'm posting today, was actually done yesterday, no time to post, so here it goes. I did this card for the wonderful Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog, It is a great blog and they have challenges now that you can put any card, doesn't have to be Christmas from now until the middle of February. If you've read some of my posts from earlier, I'm working Christmas right now as I have one huge order for this coming year, that has already come to me. It's for 100 cards. So that's a lot to get done, so I'm trying to get some done now, then I will take a breather, probably in the next couple of weeks. I will still follow along with some of the challenges, in order to keep doing some throughout the year. Thanks for looking.

Items Used on this card:

Stamp: Mice by Penny Black, Hero Arts: Many Merry Messages
Markers: Real Red, Garden Green, Pink Pirouette Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Garden Green
Card Stock: Garden Green Whisper White and Real Red
Accessories: 1/8 in real red ribbon, button, Scalloped Circle Punch, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 circle punches, Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Doodlebug crushed Flock in Bon Bon, and Lily White
Designer Series Paper: Jolly Holiday

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Snowflake Splendor

This card was made  for the Just Add Ink Challenge, which is for a monochromatic card.
 I did use the sketch from the  Flutter by Wednesday challenge, but since it doesn't have a butterfly, fairy, or other winged thing on the card it doesn't qualify for the challenge. The image is colored with colored pencils and blending with odors paint thinner.
Items Used are as follows
Stamps: Holiday Lineup, Snowburst (retired) Snowflake Splendor by Verve
Card Stock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, and another Kraft which I had laying around not sure where it is from.
Inks: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Versa Mark, Stazon Timber Brown
Accessories: Big Shot, Nestabilities, Northern Flurry Die, Modern Labels Punch, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals.

Thanks for looking

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Jingle Belle's Challenges

Hi Everyone, I've found a new Christmas challenge over at Jingle Belle's Blog , and It looks like to be a lot of fun. Anyway the first card I did was for the challenge last week, I missed out on posting it, as I didn't find the challenge in time, but wanted to show everyone, what I've been doing with my new Janome Mini Sewing machine. Great little machine, I had a big sewing machine, but too hard to carry upstairs, and besides its in a cabinet, and no room up here for it, but this little one is a great size, and fits on the shelf and really light. Anyway the challenge called to use inchies as part of the design, well the quilt part of the card was done using inchies, then was stamped with some really little stamps I've had for years, don't remember who they are from.

The second card is for this weeks challenge which is to use acrylic paint, I used the acrylic paint to do acrylic resist for the medallion in the background. I then cut it out with my nestabilities, After I did the resist technique, instead of leaving it white, which it would have been, I decided to use the log cabin smooch spritz on it, very cool stuff and looks really pretty and shiney in person. The greeting card kid was colored using aqua painter and water color wonder crayons that just became available in the new colors. there is a retrofit package of them if you have the old colors already.
Anway then the fun came when I started to make it more vintage looking.
Thanks for Looking.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mojo Monday Sketch

Hi Everyone, 
This card was done for a couple of challenges this week. The first one  was for the Winter Wonderland Challenge, and the second is the sketch from Mojo Monday. I of course am into making lots of Christmas Cards as I need a lot of them for this coming year, as I have an order for 100 and then I will be using some myself, along with a few other people that buy cards from me. So I will be doing quite a few this year, so you will see a lot of them, along with some other stuff too, I promise. Thanks as always for looking, and the comments are always appreciated. 
Items Used:
Stamps: Holiday Lineup and Teeny Tiny Wishes 
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
Pencils and odorless paint thinner for coloring elves.
Designer Paper, Jolly Holiday
Accessories: Buttons and brads in real red, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, dimensionals, snail adhesive and glue dots to affix buttons to card. 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Mojo Monday Sketch

Here's my take on the sketch from Mojo Monday, Yeah I know it's a Holiday card, but I will need a lot of them for next year, and figure might as well get started now. Anyway this card was made with my favorite new Holiday stamp set.

Stamps: Bells and Boughs, Four the Holidays
Card Stock, Elegant Eggplant, Orchid Opulence (retired) Daffodil Delight
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Colored pencils and odorless mineral spirts used for coloring bells.
Accessories: scalloped trim border punch, perfect polka dots Embossing Folder, nailheads, Hotfix gun, lacey circles nestability die, Big Shot

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

First of all I would like to say Happy New Year to all my blogging friends. I hope that for you 2011 is a very healthy, prosperous, and exciting year for you all, and that all your wishes for the year come true.
Anyway this is the first card for this year. Yeah I know Christmas again, well with the orders I have for next year already plus with a few shows that I know I will be doing, it's better I get ahead start on them.
Items used:
Stamps: Stamping Up: bells and boughs, Hero Arts: Many Merry Messages
Inks: Pacific Point
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pacific Point and Marina Mist
Image was colored using colored pencils and odorless paint thinner.
accessories: Itty Bitty Punch, Large Oval Punch, Vintage wallpaper E.F., Marina Mist 1/4 in grosgrain ribbon, silver brads, lacey circles and regular circle nestabilities.