Friday, December 31, 2010

Boy Flip Book

Today, I'm posting the second of the two flip books I made over my break. This one is for a boy. For this one, I was able to use papers and embellishments from my stash except for the buttons. I didn't have any buttons with me when I made the book, so it was a great excuse to buy some more. I really needed those buttons, because I am down to a mere 50,000 or so in my stash which puts me in severe danger of running out! :0) So here's the book!

I plan to see 2010 out by stamping and crafting and then bring in 2011 the same way. Headed of to the LSS (Priceless) both days to spend a little creative time with my stampin' besties!! Happy New Year to all!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Baby Girl Flip Book

I had to make a couple of flip books over the break. Actually had these done before Christmas, but didn't have them photographed before they go off to their owners. Both are very late!!! I will show you the girl book today. It was made primarily in purple, with touches of green for a secondary color. The papers actually all match very well, but I couldn't get them to photograph or adjust correctly...probably all in the operator :0)
I really love making these books and they seem to be very well received when I give them as gifts. Most of the papers and embellishments are by DoodleBug along with some other misc. papers from the LSS. Had a hard time finding matching stuff in purples. I'm amazed I didn't have anything in my stash. Who says I have too much stuff? Obviously I don't or I would have had everything I needed for this project in my stamping room!! Thanks for stopping in today!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Santa Kitty Ornament

Another ornament I made, and probably my last Christmas project for a while. I used a Penny Black image that I just love. In the image, the three kitties are in a row, but I punched them out each into an individual circle. I dug out some candy-striped ribbon that I picked up at an after Christmas sale last year and another of those charms from my stash was added to the bottom. The back has dsp that has tiny flocked Santa hats. The middle one says Christmas 2010 on the back.
Now I'm ready to dive into some other projects while I'm still on Christmas break. I got lots of cleaning out done and even picked up the crochet hooks and yarn last night and whipped up a couple of dish cloths. Who knows what I'll get into over the next five days.....

Monday, December 27, 2010

Recycle It!!

I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas with friends and family. I know we to see all the kids over the two days and most of the grands, too! It warmed up nicely for Christmas day, but got really cold again that night and never warmed up yesterday....freezing again today. I hear that there were reports of snow all around us, though I never saw any of that nasty white stuff, and very glad I didn't!!
It seems like everyone gets in the mood to start over and get things cleaned out with the approaching new year, so Totally Stampalicious has a very appropriate challenge for this week, and they even started things up a little early. This week's challenge is to grab something headed for the trash, or maybe even out of the trash, to make your project. I had some ribbon spools that I had thrown away that were in three parts...a small plastic bobbin, a foam ring, and two cardboard disks. I grabbed the first two parts back pretty quickly thinking there must be a use for them in the crafting world. Before those cardboard disks hit the big can, I pulled them back, too. No wonder my room is always such a mess!!
I used the plastic bobbins and foam rings to make Christmas tree ornaments for the grands.  I used the Angel Bear set and colored them with Copics. I used punches and Nesties for the various layers. Added a bunch of sparkle with tiny gems or pearls and Stickles. Found the little charms in a box of Christmas embellishments that I buy and rarely use, so they are almost recycled, too!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Priceless swap card

Sharing a card I made for a swap at the local scrap and stamp store, Priceless. We had a Christmas party there a couple of weeks ago on a Friday night...lots of cards, food, friends, and fun. This image is from Penny Black and the papers are Bo Bunny. I made lots of these to swap with everyone and used different combinations of papers for them. the snowflake is covered in chunky glitter and lots of stickles on the image.
My  relaxing holiday has been anything but the last few days. Off again today for an unplanned shopping expedition. I'm done, one of my family members who doesn't drive isn't, so off I go to do my good deed for the day. Enjoy your time over the holidays. This will likely be my last post until after Christmas so MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I made this card for a blue and silver swap I participated in. The image is from Just Right...I just love the sentiment!! Embossing folder is from SU!. Hope everyone is keeping warm...

Monday, December 20, 2010

Just Fake It!!

Woo hoo!!! I'm officially on Christmas vacation!! Lovin' it and hope to get lots accomplished during my break. To kick things off, I made this card for the challenge over at Totally Stampalicious this week. The challenge is to use a some kind of faux technique and I used one of the many versions of faux wood to make a background for Gus and his pick up truck. This technique is done by simply dragging a color or two of distress ink pads directly over a piece of card stock. Then I used a ruler to draw in lines with a marker and add "nails" to finish it off.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Frosty Blue....Brrrrrr!!

Here's a card I got to make just because I wanted to!! Always a fun concept and I got to use this cute little image that I picked up last weekend!! Put a dog in the picture and I will probably buy it!! Add a chubby little munchkin and it's guaranteed!! This set is from My Favorite Things and I picked it up at Priceless, the LSS. I colored him with Copic markers. I was trying something different with the shading and I don't think it looks right, but I will chalk it up to a learning experience. just have that great eye for color and light that the great colorers have.

The papers are brushed silver, night of navy, marina mist and the dsp is from Bo Bunny. Tried to keep things fairly simple, but it started morphing out of control, as usual.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Make it clean

Clean and simple...a tough concept for me and in my world, this IS clean and simple. It looks like it has lots of layers, but it's actually no more than four layers at it's deepest point. I used papers by Bo Bunny to make it appear to have more depth. The green scallop and border around the image layer are part of the paper's design. The only embellishment added is the single bling in the center of the flower. I used Attitude Ruby colored with Copics for my focal image. I made this for the challenge at Totally Stampalicious this week...make it clean! You should definitely head over to see what Becky and Joycelyn are offering up this week for a prize...they've been going a little crazy lately with great prizes, so it's definitely worth checking out!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Another TriFold gift card holder

This is another of the double gift card holders I've made lately. This one had a matching card to go with it and was made as the sample for a class at Priceless Scrapbooks. The papers are Bo Bunny and the stamps are from Hero Arts. Here is a shot of the gift card holder in the open position:

Monday, December 6, 2010

Wrap It Up!

Christmas is getting close and it's just about time to get things wrapped up! That's the challenge for this week over at Totally Stampalicious...the make come kind of packaging or topper. I used a tutorial I had in my stash from a technique challenge that was done several years ago on SCS by Lynn Mercurio. My project is a double gift card holder and I used Santa Called Stella and colored her with Copic markers.
The folder opens up to reveal two pockets for holding gift cards. I am not sure, but I think this will go to my DIL. My son bought her an e-reader for Christmas, so I can get her a Barnes and Noble gift card to load some books onto it and also get her a gift card to one of her favorite clothing stores. I will add sentiments when I know exactly where I will use it.

This is a fun project that seems difficult the first time you do it, but once you have worked your way through it, it's not bad at all!
Thanks for stopping in today!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Reindeer on a Little Yellow Bicycle

Wanted to quickly share this card with you. I made it a few weeks ago and never posted it. The reindeer image is from little Great Impressions. Had to have him!! Those stars on his butt are just the cutest!! The papers and felt accessories are from Little Yellow Bicycle. Everything on this card came from Priceless Scrapbooks...the LSS.
Can't wait to finish some things with the new glitters we were playing with down there!! So pretty! A bunch of us got together and bought a few colors each and then split up the colors in little jars. One of the girls had a little electronic scale so we could weigh them all out...too funny. Got a lot of weird looks until they understood what we were doing. Then people were setting up their own little groups to try to do the same thing. When it was all done, we had 14 colors and had only bought 3 jars of glitter (one of the girls missed the second buy, so the math doesn't seem to work out). Probably won't get to play with the glitter until next weekend.
I'll be posting a new challenge card for Totally Stampalicious tomorrow, so stop back by to see what the girls over there are up to. Thanks for stopping in!