Rubber stamping, scrapbooking, card-making and other paper crafts
November 30, 2008
This first card uses one of the new Filigree Brads on top of the snowflake image from Stampin' Up!'s SNOW SWIRLED stamp set, along with some Rhinestone Brads in the centers of some of the Big Felt Flurries snowflakes. The Designer Series Paper (DSP) strip is from the Ski Slope collection in the Holiday Mini Catalog. The words are also from the SNOW SWIRLED stamp set.
All of the cards shown here use the same stamp set and DSP. The images are all on Whisper White cardstock which was mounted onto Sahara Sand card background. The card below also uses some of the pearls from the Pretties Kit in the Spring/Summer 2008 Idea Book & Catalog.
I think this last card is my favorite. I used the new Sizzix Sizzlits 4-pack die, SNOWFLAKES SET #2. Although I do not have the Sizzix Big Shot, it was easy to punch out the snowflake using my Cuttlebug Die Cutter.
This close-up below shows a bit better the Sizzix die cut snowflake punched out of Vellum Card Stock, covered with glue and then Dazzling Diamonds glitter. I firmly believe that a little glitter and bling makes any card more appealing, don't you? :-)
It's not too late to order the supplies you need to make your own Christmas cards to send to loved ones this year. Just contact me and I will help you pick a design (or two!) from the samples you have seen here on my blog -- or we can plan your own unique card design. Then we'll just fill out an order together, or you can go to my website here and place the order yourself, any time of the day... 24/7. Expedited delivery is available as we get closer to Christmas, but I would recommend placing your order by December 10 to assure timely delivery.
There are only 25 days left 'til Christmas!!
November 26, 2008
November 25, 2008
November 19, 2008
<-- Whitney looks on as Kim opens the beautiful journal/scrapbook tin that she made for her "dear kind and wonderful friend" using the ALL HOLIDAYS stamp set, a DVD tin, and silver embossing powder. Only Whitney can create miracles with a few tools and accessories as gorgeous as this keepsake! You can go see Whitney's blog here.
Here Kim holds up the notepad holder that Lisa C. made for her using an On Board Clipboard. Hmmmm, maybe I should consider moving so that I can receive all these awesome Stampin' Up! gifts!?!?
And here is the card I made for Kim. It's really an ornament attached to a card front. On the back of the ornament there is a frame for a small photo to be inserted, thus creating not just a decoration, but a cherished memory. I can't take credit for the Origami tree. I found that on one of the gazillion blogs I peruse every day, but can't remember who to give the credit to. Sorry! When I remember, I will update here so you can all go get the directions from the original artist. I used some retired DSP to pull this all together, and slid it into place on the card front using the slit punch. Cute??
I know Kim, her DH (<-- that's Darling Husband for those of you new to blog-language),Paco, and their two daughters are excited about moving to a new place, with a new home and new friends. Kim will be in an area where there are no other Stampin' Up! demonstrators. That is... for now! Once she gets settled, Kim will be teaching classes, techniques and the love of card-making to all who want to learn. Then she'll have an entire downline of her own to nurture and instruct. Good luck, Kim. We'll miss you, but we know you'll keep in touch. Right? Good friends are never really gone, just re-located.
November 12, 2008
And here's a closer look at our "King of the Jungle" 18 month-old Declan, my youngest grandson.
Uh-oh... where is my lollipop? hehe
That's all for now. I just wanted to get these pics uploaded before it was Thanksgiving! See you again soon!
November 2, 2008
November 1, 2008
Based on lots of feedback and color swatches with stampin' friends, the following Copic Colors are purely a suggested list that may compliment Stampin' Up! In Colors. The following color suggestions are completely subjective and open for interpretation, but I think you will be pleased:
Pink Pirouette -RV000
Tangerine Tango - YR18 or YR09
Kiwi Kiss - YG95, YG93 or YG03
Riding Hood Red - E07 or R37
Baja Breeze - BG72
Pacific Point B37 or B06
I hope this is helpful for those of you who would like to try a different technique for coloring. Copic Markers have been around for a long time, and are the preferred marker of most artists worldwide. Have fun!