Friday, November 27, 2009

Pink Snow Fairy

Happy Friday! I'm hoping to get my Christmas tree up today. I was going to go to the Friday night crop down at Priceless Scrapbooks, but I have a bit of a scratchy throat and have been feeling a little achy the past couple of days. I think it's best I just keep myself close to the house and not share with anyone!
I made this card using a digi image from Pink Cat Studio. The glittery paper in the background was purchased with this stamp in mind. I knew I wanted to make a glittery pink fairy card. The glitter doesn't show up very well in the photo. Had a hard time getting a picture that didn't blind you because of all the glitter and being able to see the glitter at all. Added some blings around and popped up the whole image layer on dimensionals. I love how this card turned out and want to try some more in some different colors.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Horses

 I just love this image!!! I would love to see a couple of beautiful horses looking thoughtfully over the fence at me with their Santa caps on. The trim on the hats is all puffy with liquid applique with a light dusting of glitter.....yes, just a little bit! To give the iamge an aged look, I did the faux burnt edges technique that I learned how to do over at  Splitcoaststampers.
Stamps: Impression Obsession
Paper: vanilla card stock, always artichoke, chocolate chip, unknown red dp
Ink: Momento Tuxedo black, assorted distress inks
Accessories: sponge, liquid aplique, glitter, red marker, ribbon, brads

Monday, November 23, 2009

Rockin' Frog Santa

I was diggin through my Christmas stash and came across this Santa suit from Jolee's and thought one of the Totally Stampalicious characters would look cute dressed up in it. I chose the Rockin' Frog set to make my Santa but I had to substitute a different guitar because the size of the Santa suit. I used the guitar from the Inkadinkadoo Rock Star set. Stamped it in Versafine black ink and added some clear embossing powder right away. It gave the guitar a nice lacquered shine. Found a few stars, also by Jolee's to add to the corner of the card. That Blitzen paper from Basic Gray was still on the table, so it ended up on this card also. Well, that's the deal for this quickie card. I think he's kinda cute but will definitely present a challenge when it comes time to mail him....maybe I should hand-deliver this one?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Willameana stair step

What a rainy, yucky day this turned out to be! Good day to be inside. I decided to go ahead and finish this second card made with the new set from Totally Stampalicious. The Christmas tree image is from a See Dees set I've had for years and used very little. Decorated up the tree with a variety of stickles and pearly paint.Papers are from Basic Gray and Stampin' Up! The snowflake border punch is by Martha Stewart.
As for the funny shadow on Willameana's hair, well, that's a major "Oops!!" I had added dimensional glaze to her eys and had forgotten I had done it. After fiddling with something else for a while, I picked her back up and turned her over to add some pop dots to the back. Let's just say, Thank goodness for a heat tool and clear embossing powder. It's not nearly as noticeable in real life. This sure didn't turn out like I had pictured it in my head but it will have to do for today. Really have to get those lesson plans done!

Sweet girl with teddy

Another one of those cards that took me a week to make! I started playing with this Tuesday evening and finally finished it last night just before bed. I am so hooked on these easel cards! I love the style and the dramatic presentation! This one is made using an amage by Sarah Kay that I received from my sparkle buddy StampMuse over on SCS. I love this little image....reminds me of Kyli! I used some more of the Blitzen collection papers from Basic Gray that were still out on my table. Here is a view of the open card.

The sentiment is from a  retired Stampin' Up! set. The green ribbon is by May Arts and is the prettiest apple green. I used some distress ink to tone it down a little. The trim on the right side of the card is some that I picked up at JoAnn's. I keep meaning to stop by and pick up some more of these pretty trims, but out JoAnn's is in a plaza that I don't get into very often. I definitely will over the Thanksgiving holiday!
I just have to include a close up of the cool piece of hardware that serves as the prop for the easel.
Isn't it cool?? I received this a couple of years ago from one of my Canadian stammping buddies over on SCS, Wenchie. It is made of aged metal and weighs a ton, but I love it!!
Well, I have a little bit of work to do for work tomorrow and then I hope to get back into the stamp room again for a while. I have another card planned using Willameana from Totally Stampalicious....that bad little girl makes me smile!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Oh, my frog!!!

Got a few minutes to play today and decided to make a fun card with one of the new digital images just released last week by Dustin Pike.  This fun little frog image is part of a set called Mistletoads and every one of the images is "toad"ally adorable! I'm sure most of us will be feeling like this before the Christmas season is over. I'm thinking this will probably end up going to my eldest step-daughter as we get closer to the big holiday. The girls and I go on an annual shopping expedition and Michele and I typically end up doing a couple of extra rounds to help her finish up the last minute shopping. Then I arrive at her house very early on Christmas eve to start the cooking for the big family get-together. I think she will get a smile from it!
I coloed the image with Copic markers. I added some liquid applique and glitter. Then I covered the globe part of the iamge with a piece of acetate that I attached with diamond glaze. Added some gooey snow stuff I found at Hobby Lobby in the craft section. You can never have too much glitter? Right????
The papers are from my hoarded collection of Basic Gray papers. These are from the Blitzen collection....that goes back a while, huh? The card base is Soft Suede.
Well, off to do a little coloring before I have to start dinner. If I have a couple of things colored up with a plan, maybe I'll get to stamp during the week. Thanks for stopping in!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Snowglobe Snowman Tag

It took me all week to get this done. Grabbed a few minutes of play time here and there. Then it took forever to get a picture. Between the dome and the glitter, it was eeally difficult to get a shot without getting so much glare the image was unseeable.
Anyway, the cute little snowman is from one of the newly released sets from Totally Stampalicious. This set is called Snowmen and has two different snowman images, accessories and lots of cute little sentiments. I colored my image with Copic markers and cut him out. I picked up the little ttreat box at my local scrapbook and stamping store, Priceless Scrapbooks. The papers are from an older set of Basic Gray Christmas papers. I used the page of punched tags for the main part of the tag. I mounted it on Ruby Red cardstock after cutting a circle with my Coluzzle. The image is popped up on dimentsionals inside the dome. I added Polar White Flower Soft and chunky glitter to the dome. After putting it all together I added some more little tags, and some glittered up foam snowflakes. Added a little extra chucky glitter on some of the snowflakes on the papers. The Merry Christmas sentiment is a Michael's dollar stamp that I've had for ages. One of my favorite Christmas sentiment the font!
The ribbons are a mixture of silver, icey blue and a bit of silver cord. The red meshy ribbon is thanks to one of my best stamping buds, Bonnie!! Thanks, Bonnie, and to Carl, too. It is made from drywall tape that was spraypainted to give it color. I cut it into thin strips and added it to my bow for a splash of color.
Well, that's about all my creating for this week. Maybe I'll get some stamping time in this weekend!! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 6, 2009

New Totally Stampalicious release!

Totally Stampalicioius has released two new sets today in time for Christmas and they are super cute!! I made an acetate card using the Snowmen set. I have to thank my sparkle buddy, StampMuse from Splitcoaststampers for the most of the pretty shimmery papers on this card. She sent them my way a couple of months ago and I have finally cut into some of them! I think they were perfect for a snowman card! Haven't done an acetate card in quite a while. I think the sentiment about needing a higher SPF is perfect for this guy, too.....coming from Florida and all , I mean!

The second set is full of sassy little sayings to go with the cute little girl image. I made Wish List Girl into an easel card. I love this fold!! Added glitter to her jammies and a little Crystal Effects to her eyes. Do you think she'll talk Santa into leaving her a few gifts? The papers are from the All About Girls stack. Very glittery and girly. All of my images were  colored with Copic markers. Be sure to check out the blogs of the other designers to see more samples.... you can find links to all the blogs here.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

I lost my head!!

This is a card I made at Scrap Pink at the end of September. The image is from Impression Obsessiona. I just love this cute little stamp! Sure hope someone stops and helps the poor little fella get his head back on!! the papers are from SEI. Glittered up a couple of chipboard flourishes and popped the image layer up on dimensionals.
On a personal note, I went with Robbie and Linda to take Kyli trick or treating. She really has the idea! She put more miles on her little 20 month old legs than any of the older kids who with with the group. She was so cute in her little princess costume. Linda had a matching costume. Then today, Kyli and I went to the fall festival in Micanopy and checked out all the arts and crafts. Found some adorable little bibs for her that will actually cover the front of her clothes. Of course, we had to get a bag of fresh kettle corn! This really was a great weekend! Thanks for checking in with me!