Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving! (no artwork)

Hi...I do not have any new artwork to share on this post...I just wanted to wish everyone a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! Enjoy the time with your family and friends.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Snow Friends - My first transparency card

This felt so different when you are used to making cards with all cs, but it was a lot of fun :)

SS: Snow Friends (CTMH) (colored with Bic Mark It Permanent Markers)
HP Clear Transparency/CTMH CS: White Daisy & Cranberry
Martha Stewart snowflake punch
Stickles Glitter Glue (Stardust)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Just because - Let Us Adore Him Card

This is a simple Christmas Card, but with such meaning...

All supplies used are CTMH.

Stamp Sets: Just Because (Retired Card Kit), Let Us Adore Him, Peace on Earth
CS: White Daisy, Cranberry, Garden Green
Ink: Cranberry, Garden Green, Black

Front: What if Christmas doesn't come from a store,

Inside: What if Christmas means a little bit more. ~The Grinch

Just because - Playful Flourish Card

Stamp Sets: Just because (retired card kit), Playful Flourishes
Ink: Black
CS: Black, Heavenly Blue, White Daisy
Red Stickles on flowers

Wreath Card

I made this card using the small snowflake stamp from the Shining Star stamp set to make the wreath. I then thought, I need a bow on the wreath, but I do not have a bow stamp. So I looked through my stamps and saw the Life Is Good (retired) stamp set...I used the flower for each side of the bow and the leaf for the hanging part of the bow.

CS: White Daisy
Stamp Sets: Shining Star, Peace On Earth, Life is Good (retired)
Ink: Cranberry & Garden Green

Simple Birthday Cards - Express Postage (April 2008 SOTM)

These are some simple birthday cards that I made using the April 2008 SOTM, Express Postage (the background circles).

Soul Mates & Silhouette Anniversary Card

This is an anniversary card that I made last month.
Stamp Set: Soul Mates
CS: Colonial white
Paper: Silhouette
Ribbon & Rhinestones - non CTMH.

Shining Star Cards

Here are a couple of cards that I made using the Shining Star stamp set from CTMH.

CS: White Daisy, Tulip
Ink: Tulip, Juniper, Creme Brulee
Other Stamp Set used: Peace On Earth

CS: White Daisy, Juniper
Ink: Creme Brulee, Tulip, Juniper
Also used on card below: Cuttlebug embossing folder, divine swirls

Snow Friends altered notebook & cards

I just think that this stamp set, Snow Friends, is so adorable!
Below is an altered notebook and some cards that I made with this stamp set.

Altered Notebook
CS: White Daisy, Ocean
Watercolor Pencil: Ocean & Blender Pen
Ribbon: non-CTMH

3 x 3 Medallion Card
CS: White Daisy, textured Heavenly Blue
Stickles Glitter Glue
Fiskars edge punch
Watercolor pencils & blender pen
Ribbon: non-CTMH

Paper: Sasparilla
CS: Ocean

Reflection card
velum & stickles

Snow Friends tic tac holders

Aren't these so adorable? I had found directions for the larger packs of tic tacs, but I bought tic tacs in bulk at Sam's and they were the smaller packs, so I had to alter the directions.
All items used are CTMH except the ribbon.

CS: Cranberry
Ink: Black
Markers: Cranberry & Heavenly Blue
Stamp Set: Snow Friends

Other colors include: pink carnation, garden green, ocean, amethyst.

Glass ornaments (with transparencies)

Below are some ornaments that I made...I stamped on a transparency with Stazon and then colored the back of the image in with permanent markers, rolled up (make sure it is dry) and inserted in the glass ornament. I left a tab at the top of the transparency to hold it in place when it is inserted. On some of them, I also used Stickles glitter glue.

Stamp Set: November Stamp of the Month, All Decked Out

Stamp Set: Snow Friends (with stickles)

Stamp Set: Boutique Alpha (with red stickles)

Stamp Sets: Nov. Stamp of the Month -All Decked Out, Snow Friends, Frosty Friends

Magnetic Memo Board

I just love this...I had seen some of these made with the rectangular cookie sheets...I went out and found some round pizza tins. They can be hung on the wall with the can use sticky tack to put it on a wall/door or you can sit it in a plate stand.

All items used are CTMH unless otherwise noted.
Paper: Perfect Day
Stamp Sets: Romantic Backgrounds (Retired), Playful Petals (magnet), Large Chocolate Alpha
Ink: Chocolate, Juniper, Tulip, Sorbet
CS: Tulip, Chocolate, White Daisy

Year End Soccer Treats & Coach's Card

Stamp Sets: Let's Play Ball
CS: Orange, White Daisy
*Ribbon & DP are non-CTMH
*Cuttlebug embossing folder used on card
*I also used white liquid applique on the soccer balls.

I recycled some cans & used for them for sucker holders for all the kids on the team as shown below...

Below is the card I made for the Coach...

Frankie treat holders

These are some Frankie treat holders that I made: tins & candy bar sliders.

CS: CTMH Black, Clover Meadow, White Daisy

Trick or Treat Layout

It has been some time since I posted...I have just been really busy the past few weeks.

I had a gathering near Halloween and the hostess requested a SB page for trick or treating photos. This is what I came up with. All items used are CTMH except the gingham ribbon.
The title words and the pumpkin were all stamp kissed using black ink on the Spot On Background Stamp which made them polka-dotted :) I also used black liquid applique on the pumpkin's face.

CS: Black, Autumn Terracotta, White Daisy
Stamp Sets: Frighten Fun (Retired, but current stamp set, Spooky Smiles is similar), Journaling Jots, Large & Small Chocolate Alpha, Boutique Alpha