Thursday, December 31, 2009

Keepsake Ornaments for 2009!

I was doing my usual daily surfing at SCS, and was totally awed by this stunning ornament made by YvonnAna. I couldn't get over the layers and the victorian feel I was truely amazed! I give my girls an ornament every Christmas, and decided to make this years using Yvonne's fabulous design. She even posted the recipe here. You have to check out the rest of her blog Yvonne's stamps, paper & ink, it's truely amazing! So Thank You Yvonne for helping me make this years ornaments.

I used all the same parts, but I changed my main image to Mrs Clause, from Riley & Company. For the small snowflakes in the background, I used a stamp from the Serene Snowflake set.

I let Olivia choose between the bashful blue or riding hood red, and she decided on the bashful blue.

I sponged on bashful blue, used copics to colour & the hanger is bashful blue taffeta with sheer white ribbon

Rachel's is the red one. I used riding hood red because I wanted to use the taffeta ribbon, I love that stuff. I had intended on using vanilla with the red, but I forgot and didn't remember until I had Sophie all coloured!

Donna's is lavendar lace. Her favorite colours are orange & purple, so this seemed like a good choice. Orange just doesn't seem like Christmas to me!

To make the snowflakes softer, I stamped in ink, then on a scrap paper, then on my circle. Sophie's outfit and the snowflakes are covered in iridescent ice glitter.

Stamps: Mrs. Clause, SU Serene Snowflakes

Paper: white, riding hood red, lavendar lace, bashful blue

Ink: memento tuxedo black, riding hood red, lavendar lace, bashful blue

Accessories: copics, circle/scallop nesties, floral accent nesties, dimensionals, sponges, pearls, iridescent ice glitter, ribbon

Have a Great Day!


Happy New Year! and some gift cards

I ended up needing a few gift card holders for Christmas so I used some great ideas I found on SCS. Unfortunately I forgot to get a picture of the inside of te snowman holder! This one opens at the top, like a card & has a pocket inside. I was inspired this one by genescrapper, and this one by Toy.

Paper: white, black, scrap of pumpkin pie, garden green & real red
Ink: pink sponged on cheeks
Accessories: MS Holly Punch, top note die, circle punches, swiss dot EF, stickles, ribbon

The adults in my family traded names for Christmas this year, and we had a limit of $5.00. I had my Brother's name & figured he could at least use a gift card for Timmy's! The stocking gift card holder TLC248 challenge was perfect for this. I copied the pattern, which you can find following the link, this was a super easy project!

Again I forgot to take a picture of it open, but the top flap opens and the gift slips inside you can view Lynn's stocking here

Paper: dp?, textured riding hood red, very vanilla, scraps green & red
Ink: riding hood red
Accessories: Tag punch, hole punch, MS holly punch, eyelet, ribbon, bakers twine

This is the Beanie gift card holder, TLC251. Another quick gift card holder that can be decorated any way you want! I went with a fairly simple design since I was running out of time! The snowflake is a mini tree decoration & I cut the circle off that had the thread hanger...does that make sense?

Ha! I actually remembered to take a picture of it open. This was for my Daughter Rachel so she can put some songs on her new ipod.

Paper: SEI dp
Accessories: Scallop edge punch, soft sky ribbon, mini snowflake decoration, snowflake punch, flower punch. eyelet.


Teacher Gift!

I'm so behind, I have several last minute things I made for Christmas and didn't have time to post, so I'll be catching up over the next few days!

I made this for Olivia's Teacher. It was a combo Christmas and goodbye gift, as he will not be returning after the New Year. He was filling in for her Teacher who was on maternity leave, he will be greatly missed.

The treat container was made using the TLC250 shipping tag bag/box challenge, my shipping tags were a little larger, so I adjusted the size to fit mine. We filled the box with homemade peanut butter squares!

For the card, I used the SC259 sketch challenge. I love these colours together, and it still looks masculine even with the glittered trees.

Stamps: Patterned Pines, Punches Three (tag on box), Delightful Decorations (sentiment on box)

Paper: close to cocoa, very vanilla, dp merry moments

Ink: versamark, real red, Tim Holtz antique linen

Accessories: green tinsel EP, scallop edge punch, square scallop punch, jumbo eyelet, circle punches dimensionals, star gems, ribbon, felt ribbon

Hope you have a Happy New Year!


Sunday, December 27, 2009

Toadally Rockin! C4C17

Well I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, I'm so glad it's over and we can just relax for a few more days!

Isn't this guy cute! I used the sketch over at Crazy 4 Challenges C4C17, to make this one! This rockin' Frog is from Totally Stampalicous, the set is called Rockin Frawg!

here's what I used
stamp: Rockin' Frawg! (Totally Stampalicious)
Paper: chocolate chip, white, dp from Ki memories mosaic & K&co. actopus & zelephant
Ink: memento rich cocoa
Accessories: copics, circle nestie, inverted scallop nestie, dbl ended tag nestie, dimensionals, atyou spica-baby blue to glitter up the guitar

If you haven't already seen the news, you should check out the fabulous deal over at Totally Stampalicious, you can read all about it here! There's a great sale on some sets and FREE Digis are being offered!

Thanks for stopping by,
have a great day!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Candy Cane Lane!

So you're not out fighting the crowds on the last Saturday before Christmas!!!! I agree, surfing the net is way more relaxing, and fun!

This handsome guy is from Totally Stampalicious in a set called Snowmen. I stamped him on white & coloured with copics. His hat & scarf were stamped separately, coloured and cut out. The image panel was cut with my new nesties Label #8. I cut a couple extra pieces for the bottom too.

I attached the bottom pieces with temporary tape, then embossed the whole thing with the swiss dot EF. Then I removed the bottom pieces, added the glitter and then reattached them.

I was so happy to get my new Candy cane stripes EF. I embossed the red background piece, then ran the edge of my white craft ink pad along the raised edges.

The sentiment is popped up, and I added sheer ribbon. The candy is a mini tree decoration, just like the snowflake in the post below!

Have a Great Weekend!


Mrs Clause Loves Snow!

I made this for the Crazy 4 Challenges C4C15. I know talk about last minute! I actually had this done early in the week, but life got in the way!

So this is the beautiful new Riley stamp called Mrs Clause. You can now find Riley stamps at his new home Riley and Company. She definitely looks like she enjoys the snow more than me!

I stamped her on white, and coloured with copics. All the furry bits of her outfit & the snowflakes are covered with dazzling diamonds EP.

The card base is soft sky, with dp from the SEI pad winter song.

I used sheer white ribbon, and white taffeta ribbon. Now here's a cool tip, the snowflake is actually a mini Christmas decoration! If you're going to rush out & buy some, save some for me, I'm planning on stocking up on these, and after Christmas they'll be really cheap! lol

Have a great Weekend

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Cards Galore!

I'm sorry I've been falling behind on my posting, so here's a whole bunch of Christmas Cards! I don't know where to start! okay here goes, most are made using Stampin up stamps, I'll list the recipe under each photo.

I love the one above, it's so pretty!

Stamps: Tree Trimmings, Hampton Art Joyous Holiday (sentiment)
Paper: real red, very vanilla, DP Christmas Cocoa
Ink: versamark, real red
Accessories: victoria EF, red tinsel EP, circle punches 3/4" & 1", red satin ribbon, gold cord, dimensionals
Stamps: Tree Trimmings, Heritage Holiday
Paper: purely pomegranate, very vanilla, DP holiday harmony (retired)
Ink: versamark
Accessories: gold EP, ribbon, gold cord, dimensionals. victoria EF
I had an idea in my head, and it didn't quite turn out how I had envisioned! lol Oh well this isn't too bad! I was dying to try the new champagne mist glimmer paint, so I mixed it with baja breeze ink.

Stamps: Patterned Pines, Lots of Thoughts

Paper: baja breeze, white

Ink: baja breeze

Accessories: champagne mist glimmer paint, silver cord, word window, small oval punch, dimensionals

It's hard to capture the glimmer on this one, but I used the same mix of ink and paint as above.

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, Inkadinkado Warm Holiday Wishes-sentiment

Paper: soft sky, white, vellum

Ink: baja breeze, soft sky

Accessories: nestie circle, snowflake brad, dimensionals, champagne mist glimmer paint

I totally love this colour combo! I bought the this green tinsel EP a while back at Michaels, it matches garden green pretty good!
Stamps: Patterned Pines, Delightful Decorations-sentiment
Paper: Chocolate chip, very vanilla, DP merry moments
Ink: versamark, garden green
Accessories: green tinsel EP, circle punches 3/4" & 1", chocolate chip polytwill ribbon, snowflake EF, dimensionals
This is another card made with the same colour combo.
Stamps: Patterned pines, Warmest Regards
Paper: Chocolate Chip, very vanilla, garden green, DP merry moments
Ink: versamark, garden green
Accessories: green tinsel EP, petal a plenty EF, nestie tag trio, dimensionals, chocolate chip polytwill ribbon, Martha Stewart bakers twine
I have no idea how to adjust the spacing on this blog!!!! uuugggg Sometimes it co-operates, and sometimes it doesn't!
I still have a few more things to post, so make sure you come back. Hopefully I'll get them up tomorrow.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Simply Angelic Snowman!

Hello, well a little late, but I made this for the Monday challenge on the Totally Stampalicious Blog, TSMONDAY9. This weeks challenge is to keep it simple, which couldn't have come at a better time for me! I think this was the fastest card I've ever made, but it still has layers & texture!

I also used this weeks sketch challenge at SCS, SC258.

The card base is white, with a layer of white embossed with the swiss dot EF.

I stamped the snowman from the 'Snowmen' set in memento tuxedo black. I used copics to colour & a gold pen to colour in the halo.

Then I embossed the end of this panel with the snowflakes EF. I couldn't decide what colour ribbon to use, so I went with this multi coloured sheer ribbon. This whole panel is popped up.

The sentiment, also from the snowmen set, was stamped with gold encore and punched with the large oval, and popped up.
There's still time to make a simple card for the challenge TSMONDAY9 and you have a chance to win a $10. gift certificate!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Singing Ornament Angel!

Hi Everyone! I love looking at blogs. When I saw these ornament angels on Sandi MacIver's blog, I had to give it a try!

I also realized that I had been to Sandi's blog before, she has such great ideas, you should check them out!

So the card base is pretty simple, riding hood red, with a piece of old olive embossed with the petal a plenty EF, then a piece of dp from Merry Moments pkg.

I used the ornament punch and punched 2 from vellum, and 1 from riding hood red. Then I embossed the red with the petals a plenty EF. I sponged the edges of the red with red, and the edges of the vellum with gold encore.
The angels face is 3/4" circle punch. The hair 1" circle punch, the halo is golf metallic cardstock punched first with the 1-1/4" circle punch and then the 1-3/8" circle punch.
The sentiment stamp is from Flourishes "Poinsettia & Boxwood". I used the 1" & 1-1/8" circle punches on the sentiment and popped it up.
I drew in the face, and sponged the cheeks...I know that needs some work!
I finished it off with riding hood red taffeta ribbon, and gold cording!
What do you think?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Dasher's Peaceful Wishes!

Hello, I made this for the colour challenge this week CC247. We were to use black, soft suede, very vanilla & sparkle and glitz in any colour! I chose red for my bling colour!

I started with a black card base, and then a layer of soft suede and a layer of very vanilla embossed with the Victoria EF, only on the top part. I stamped the bottom with a sentiment from SU Peaceful Wishes, and embossed with black EP.

The main image, Dasher, was also stamped with versamark onto very vanilla & embossed with black. I used the oval/scallop nesties to cut it & the layers out. Then I added tiny red gems to the antlers.

The strip across the middle was made with the Martha Stewart pine needle edge punch (quickly becoming a favorite) I popped this piece up & then added red ribbon from Michaels.

Let me know what you think,

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

TSMONDAY8, Happy Birthday!

Hello, it's time for another Monday challenge at Totally Stampalicious TSMONDAY8! This weeks challenge is a sketch & you can find it & play along by following the link. This weeks challenge is for a chance to win a $10. gift certificate to use at this fabulous new stamp company, Totally Stampalicious!

I used the 'Old Brawd' set. I stamped the image onto white, and various pieces of SU urban garden dp. I coloured her with copics, and paper pieced her outfit, hat & flower. The cupcake has stickles on the icing, and I usind some tiny flat back pearls for her necklace.

The sentiment is also in the 'Old Brawd' set as well as many others! I used the SU oval & scallop oval to punch the sentiment out & back it. The sentiment is popped up.

If you haven't signed up for the newslletter yet, hop on over to the blog and sign up for a chance to win a $100. gift certificate, you don;t have to make anyting, just sign up!

Stamps: Old Brawd

Paper: not quite navy, old olive, white, dp urban garden

Ink: memento tuxedo black, not quite navy

Accessories: copics, crystal stickles, oval & scallop oval punches, inkssentials pen, brads, dimensionals, pearls

Have a Great Day!