Thursday, October 29, 2009

Holly with Button Berries

I have been having fun playing with the new Holiday Button Bits set from Papertrey. Each card is basically the same sketch. I picked out the buttons first, and let that determine the different color combinations.

I used Nestabilites Labels 1 on all of these cards. The finished size of all of them are 5 X 5 .

Hope you like them and I would love to hear which one is your favorite!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Paper tole Poinsettia

Today I have A card that I created for Heartfelt Creations!

I really love their stamps & thanks again to Emma for allowing me to be a part of their Design team! This first card was made using "Christmas Joy" 1298B and "Poinsettia & Berry Cluster" 1020C
The full directions will be posted at the Heartfelt Creations Blog
I reeealllly love Christmas, every single thing about it! I love decorating for it & I love every style from the shiny & sparkly to the antique & rustic (and every thing in between) which makes it hard to pick just one! At least with cards I can make some of every style! I love hearing your comments! Oh....and so far no one has guessed the exact amount I charged for the matts in the last post~

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Custom Order

These matts are for a custom order that I received last month and needed to have done before the end of this month. I may have cut it close, but I finished them on time! I wasn't sure if I should post them because they look so "spring time" and here we are finally getting some fall weather...but here they are anyway!
Both of these matts fit an 8X10 frame, and would accommodate a 5X7 photo. All flowers are made out of cardstock using punches. I really didn't calculate exactly how long they took to make, but it took a while! The hardest part of this custom order was knowing how much to charge. Lets play a much do you think I should have charged? No fair if you all ready know ~because I quoted the price at the time the order was placed. If you guess the actual amount I charged I will send you a prize!
I would love to hear your comments on these even if you don't want to make a guess!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


I have been working on making Poinsettia card kits for upcoming classes so I thought I would share these with you today. My work area is such a mess...I would show you a picture but I am embarrassed! My goal later today is to get it cleaned up, so if I do maybe I will show you a before & after!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Autumn Wreath

We are finally getting some cooler weather and fall feels so nice!
This image is from Heartfelt Creations and I love it because it is so detailed! I used brighter lighting in the photo below so it would hopefully pick up the detail. I used Marvy LePlume markers and stamped on to watercolor paper. I used a #1 watercolor brush to paint in using the inks from the markers. Afterwards I color dusted the entire image with Antique Linen distress inks. I used nestabilities circles & Labels 3, to cut shapes. All pieces are distressed & sponged with Tea Dye distress inks. The patterned paper is by K&Co. The finished card is 5 X 5.
Thanks for stopping by! I am working on sooo many projects right now, that I hope to finish up & get posted to show you! I appreciate your comments!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Button Bits

These are 2 cards that I made using "Everyday Button Bits" by Paper Trey. This set came out a while back & I know....I'm way behind, but I Love them! I'm super excited that they are releasing a new Holiday Button Bit set tonight at midnight! I am loving all of their sets & you should check them out if you don't all ready know & love them! Now I'm a button I needed one more THING!
Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear what ya think.....and yes I'll be doing more flowers SOON!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Victorian Nostalgia

Here is a card & tag that I made pretty quickly. A lot of cards I make I spend hours making, between choosing the papers, making flowers, picking out just the right ribbons or other embellishments. So these were very fast! The Victorian clip art was where I started & just paired with papers from Basic Grey (Wassail collection) and K&Co. I may make several more exactly the same for my Christmas cards & little gifts this Holiday season.

I hope you like! I have been posting a lot more often lately so be sure to scroll down and make sure you didn't miss anything! Thanks for your comments too....they sure encourage me to keep on posting!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Peace, Joy, Love

I find myself being more & more drawn to everything vintage! The shabby chic style is my favorite, so I have been trying to teach myself to create in this style. This card started with the vintage clip art that I just adore! I wanted it to be a Christmas card, and after playing with several different ideas this is what I ended up with.
The image and layer were cut using Nestabilities Labels 1. The flowers are made with cardstock punched from the small impatiens leaf & the leaves are the large holly leaves. The designer paper is from K&CO and I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder on the solid pink layer. The stamped sentiment is an "oldie but goodie" (meaning that it was long ago retired) from Stampin'Up.
I have a couple more vintage style things to show you in the next few stay tuned! I would love to hear your thoughts on how this one turned out!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Some of you have asked for instructions on how to make the "bag a lope" I showed in the "Warm cup of Love" post a cpl days ago. Here is a tutorial I found that does a great job of showing you how to turn an ordinary envelope into a gift bag!
I have a monochromatic sepia toned card to share with you today. I wish my picture showed this better, but you can click on it for a larger view.The Santa stamp is from a set I bought last year by Inkadinkado. The snowflake background paper is by Graphic 45 and is double sided, the strip with the stripes (that's a mouth full) is the on the other side. I used nestabilities to cut out the shapes & the snowflakes added to the bow are from punches.
The little sentiment is by Papertrey Ink. I have to say that I recently bought my first Papertrey stamps and have fallen head over heels in love with them! They are excellent quality & a great value! I highly recommend them!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Fabric panel snowman

I can tell you my exciting news!!! I was announced as the newest Design Team member for Heartfelt Creations. I love their stamps, you can check them out here and be sure to check out their blog! This was a quick card made from a fabric panel that I cut from this fabric I found at Hobby Lobby. You can see there are a bunch of different little panels that will make a nice set of cards & matching gift bags!
I ironed "wonder under fuseable webb" to the back of the fabric & cut out my little panel. Then ironed it right on to my cardstock. I machine stitched the edges for effect. Having it fused to the cardstock keeps in perfect place while stitching (I learned this the hard way)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Warm cup of Luv

Here is a little gift idea that would be great for teachers, co-workers, & little secret santas!
I created the bag from a 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 envelope. It's called a "Bag-a-lope" If you need instructions let me's so easy! This one might contain a single serving of hot chocolate, or some specialty tea bags and maybe even a gift card! The stamped image is from imaginisce (I love them cuz they are about $1.00 each)I watercolored it to match with the "eskimo kisses" papers by Basic Grey. I used scalloped square Nestabilities to cut out, & added some ribbon....Easy peasy!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Fall Sunflower

This card is made using one of the digital images at Fred, She Said I printed it on to water color paper & heat set the ink. Then I water colored the flower twice, I cut out the petals and glued them on to the image that I had also colored in the leaves. I punched out tiny flowers from brown CS and glued them into the center of the flower. I used pastels to shade around the flower & color dusted with Antique Linen Distress Inks. The designer paper is 2007 Bo Bunny...that I finally got around to using!
I still have several Christmas cards that I made on Sat.(WCMD) so check back in with me soon!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Modern Christmas Flower

I hope you all had a great "Word Card making Day"! I did and I have several cards to show you, but I think I will spread them out over the next week instead of putting them all in one post. My theme was Christmas Cards, and I tried to use non traditional colors for most of my projects. This one seems a little "Mod"
The striped designer paper is by "Black Market Paper Society" the flowers is made using the Lilly Petals punch and Mega single Holly punch. I sponged the petals & leaves with inks and used stickles on the stamens in the center of the flower. I used a CB embossing folder for the layered square.
The finished card is 5 1/2 X 5 1/2. I would love to know what you think of this one & how many cards you made yesterday. I bet you made more than me!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

World Card Making Day!

Happy World Card Making Day! I am have been busy creating some cards that I will be photographing & posting by Tomorrow! For now, I wanted to pass on this Challenge from Fred, She Said:

Fred, She Said Designs World Card Making Day Challenge:

Happy World Card Making Day! To celebrate, Fred, She Said Designs is offering a $25 CAD Gift Certificate to the Fred, She Said Store and a $25 USD Gift Certificate to one of Fred's favourite stores for dies, embossing folders, stamping stuff and embellishments -!

To enter go to Fred, She Said Blog for details! Entries are new cards or projects using any Fred, She Said product or freebie! ( enter using Mr. Linky or via email attachment if you don't have a blog) The winner will be selected Tuesday October 13th by random draw. So please head on over to Fred, She Said ( ) and check it out!


Thursday, October 1, 2009

And The Winner is....

I have a winner! My sweet hubby drew the winning name and Jamie has won this time, but don't worry there will be a next time!
Here is a card I cased from Sherry Cheever, you can see her card HereThe snowflakes are Spellbinders Nestabilities and are covered in Vintage Glass Glitter. The papers are from K&Co. The stamped sentiment is something I had made a while back.
I hope you all have a wonderfull "World Card Making Day"!