Thursday, December 13, 2012

Pretty Pink Butterfly

Today's card is for the Dynamic Duo's Challenge and The Sweet Shop Sketch Challenge. I liked how it turned out, I hope you do too.

Dies: Cottage Cutz Butterfly, Spellbinders Fancy Lattice
Stamps: Great Impressions Sentiment
Paper: Bazzill

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Gingerbread Kisses

As I have said before Die Cuts are my "thing"  and today's card might go a long way toward proving it.  Although some dies might not be for the faint of heart they are totally worth every moment (or hours) putting them together.  I used the CottageCutz Gingerbread House (CC4x4-306-D) and the Quickutz gingerbread double die (KS-0210).  The Quickutz Gingerbread Men are one of my favorites and I find myself reaching for them every year.  I then backed it this some My Mind's Eye Pattern Paper from the 12 days of Christmas line (Peppermint Patty) and the sentiment if from Great Impressions Rubber Stamps.  Please enjoy!

Paper: Pattern Paper- My Mind's Eye Peppermint Patty, Bazzill Cardinal, Bazzill Vanilla
Dies: CottageCutz Gingerbread House(CC4x4-306-D), Quickutz Gingerbread (KS0210)
Stamp: Great Impression Rubber Stamps

The Sweet Shop- SSS185 Sketch with a Twist

Monday, November 19, 2012

Happy Turkey Day

Today's card is in honor of Thanksgiving.  I want to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving.  The card was made with a CottageCutz Turkey.  If you watch my blog long enough you will find that I am a die cut "NUT" I love them, and I use them ALOT!  Enjoy the card and the Holiday Weekend.

Dies: CottageCutz Gobble Gobble Turkey(CC4x4-440), Spellbinders Lacey Circles, Classic Circles
Paper: Bazzill Cardstock, BoBunny Pattern Paper
Stamps: Darcie's Country Folk sentiment
Accessories: Ribbon BoBunny

Challenges This Card was made for:
Card Makin Mamas- Thanksgiving/Thank you
Simon Says Stamp- Thanksgiving/Thank you
Just Us Girls: #163 Color Challenge-Pumpkin, Olive, Brown, Ivory
Skipping Stones Design- Sketch #154

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Silver and Bright Snowman

I am really happy with how this one turned out.  I love silver and blue together.  I wanted to use this sketch snowman, but it isn't the type you color.  I tried it in different color inks and then I thought it might be nice to stamp it on a color cardstock and emboss it with a white embossing powder.  I liked it.  The white background is embossed with a dry embossing folder in snowflakes.  I also embossed the sentiment in white.  I added some silver ribbon and a die cut poinsettia to give it a little pop.  I am very pleased.  I hope you like it.

Paper: Bazzill Swiss Dot- Night Water, Bazzill Cardstock- Kevin, Raven, Pomegranate, Bling March
Dies: Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia, EK Border punch- Arches
Punches: Round punch 1 3/4" and 1 1/2"
Stamps: Inkadinkado-Sketch Snowman, JustRite Stamps- A Merry Little Christmas Set
Accessories: Rhinestone, Silver Ribbon

This card is for the Mojo Monday Sketch challenge(MOJO267)
This card is also for Christmas Card Challenges (#51)

Christmas Centerpiece

Today I have 2 posts.  I have been a busy bee today making cards.  Sometimes it comes easy and sometimes it is like pulling teeth.  Today it went pretty well.  The first Card is for Freshly Made Sketches FMS61.  I used a stamp from Inkadinkado that I have had for a long time, have always liked it, but have never been able to have an application for it.  I thought the sketch for this week was just right for it.  I wanted to do a dark green stripe on the bottom but I didn't have any so I used Impression Obsession's Cover A Card stripes and embossed with clear powder.  I really liked how it turned out.  And I LOVE the Mega Mount and the Cover A Card stamps they are the easiest to use and they come out perfect every time.   If you haven't tried it you really should.

Paper: Best Creations Gold Glitter Paper, Bazzill Swiss Dot-Phoenix, Bazzill Bling March
Stamp: Impression Obsession Cover A Card-Thick & Thin, Inkadinkado - Candle and Ribbon Border
Accessories: May Art Ribbon, Corner Rounder

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Snowman Quilt Card

I guess you could call me the Ultimate Crafter, because I do or have dabbled in just about all crafts.  This card combines my two favorite (at the moment).  Quilting and Card Making.  I was hopping around one day recently checking out other blogs and utube videos and I came across paper quilting.  I thought "duhhh" of course, that would work out great.  Quilting is mostly squares and triangles and paper punches come in squares, that can be cut in half for triangles.  Sooo I pulled out my handy dandy quilt pattern app, and decided to try out a pattern.  You just separate the block into squares, divide by the size of card you want to do and start punching.  I also put my squares through a Xyron first to make it easier to assemble.  It worked great.  I then added a snowman to the center and I think the result is really cool.  You will defiantly be seeing more quilted cards from me.  I hope you enjoy this one.


Paper: I just used scraps that I had
Stamps: Great Impressions Rubber Stamps Sentiment, Snowman from Stampin' Up Happy Holidays set
Dies: Spellbinders Scalloped Circle, Classic Circle
Accessories: Ribbon, pearls
Colored with Prisma Pencils

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wreath Technique

I ran across this technique challenge, and I thought it looked really fun so I tried it out.  It is now as hard as it looks, and it is beautiful.  I used red velvet ribbon.  When I was done I actually thought the back was prettier than the front so I used the back.  The sentiment stamp is from Great Impressions Rubber Stamps.  I decided that simple was best so I layered it with only red and an embossed background. Enjoy.  If you want to see the tutorial on how to weave this wreath check out Just Us Girls Challenge #162.  It was really fun, I will definitely try it again some time.