Friday, October 30, 2009
I have been working on the technique called "Polished Stone" - I did 4 different color combos and then stamped on each one with versamark ink and embossed the image. I'll work on the cards this weekend and have them to show you next week!
This technique is really simple to do: you need glossy cardstock; re-inkers; cotton balls; rubbing alcohol. Apply a couple drops of re-inker to the cotton ball, soak with alcohol and dab on glossy cardstock!
Here are my samples:
I LOVE the crisp, fresh smell in the air...
I have been working on a new technique but don't have anything fully put together just yet ... I will post either a card or some samples of the technique later today!
However, I do have a treat for you!
check out one of my other blogs and you'll discover what else I've been up to lately!
Have a great day - and I'll see you later - right back here!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Here is another Christmas card.... I promise I'll try to do something different for Friday .... I won't be posting tomorrow (Thursday) as I .... well! ... I just won't! :)
This is a 51/2 X 51/2 card.... using the DP "Merry Moments"; and of course, DASHER - he is just too pretty - especially embossed in gold!
Again - this is a simple card - but elegant!
Thanks for peeking today - I won't be here tomorrow - I will be back on Friday!
Have a great day!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Is it cold enough for yah?
When I left the house at 9 a.m. there was melting frost on my car windows! UGH!!!!
However, the best thing about this time of year is that Christmas is coming - too fast for some of us. Nevertheless - it is on it's way! And I LOVE the Christmas season! I have been trying to chip away at my Christmas card making - slowly it is coming together! Here is another card I made this afternoon! Hope you enjoy it! Isn't he beautiful?
I love this set ... 'A Cardinal Christmas' - I was so glad to see it in the 2009-2010 Catalogue from Stampin' Up! Last year I colored him in his glorious red - this year I am going to emboss him!
Hope you enjoyed your peek today!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sorry for the picture quality .... I really need to take my pics in daylight!
Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Gotta run. Heading to the Farmer's Market in a bit .... guess I'll put my "snuggies" on!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
What a beautiful day!
We are truly blessed!
We held Club 10 last night... and had a great time - as always!
Here is one of the cards we made ... a 4 X 4 Easel Card.
This is the open view -
And here is the closed view - How to make this card...
- Cut CS 4 X 8 for the base
- Score this piece at 2 and 4 inches - vertically; both are valley folds.
- Cover the "inside" with DSP
- Position a brad or button on this piece as a "stop" point.
- Cut the card front at 4 X 4
- Embellish as you wish
- Attach bottom of card front to the 2" portion of the bottom flap
- To display, card front will stand as an easel by placing it behind the brad/button.
To make this card a 6 X 6 - cut CS base at 6 X 12 inches and score at 3" and 6"; Card front would be cut at 6 X 6.
Enjoy the day!
Thanks for peeking in!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Here is a Christmas Card I just made ... I took 2 squares of Whisper White, folded them on the diagonal so I had 2 triangles - then crimped these, unfolded them and placed them in the corners of the base CS - Bermuda Bleu. Then I stamped the smaller snow flake from the set "Snow Swirled" .... used Bermuda Bleu ink ... This is so simple yet so pretty! [the dew drops are non-Stampin' Up!]
Hope you emjoyed this simple little creation - My Christams cards this year will be simpler than other years! I'll keep you posted. Club 10 meets tomorrow night ... I'll take some pics of the "show and tell" items and post them for you to see later in the week!
Keep smiling! *** HUGS ***
Have I been neglecting my stamping!
have sort of lost the MOJO - but have also been extremly busy lately and stamping has taken a back seat to the rest! I plan to spend this afternoon and p.m. getting "back at it".......so I may have something for you later today!
Thanks for being so faithful and checking in with me!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I really don't mean that!!!!
Snow is beautiful on the trees and such ... but I realy don't like driving in it - even to go to town and back! However, I love to see it; and I love snowflake and snow men cards! So here is a simple card I made using the new DS Christmas paper from S. Up! ...and a simple sentiment from "Heard From The Heart". I had seen the 3 squares done in this way on someone's site over the past few days and really liked the effect! Not my own design!
This is the inside; again - very simple. I will add a sentiment and a note when I get ready to send this card!
Hope you enjoyed your peek today!
Friday, October 9, 2009
The sun is trying to shine! That's a good thing! It sure is Fall-like!
Here is a card I made a while ago ... a Clean and Simple card ...
Hope you enjoy.... things are hectic around here - so I will post next on Monday!
Thanks for peeking in today!
*** HUGS ***
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Here is a view of the inside!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
It really feels like Fall out there this morning! BUT- it is gorgeous!
Here are 2 cards I made the other day - for the troops. I used the new Ornament Punch with Merry Moments DSP ... it's great! This punch is only availbale while the Holiday Mini is on .- until January 4, 2010. I'm sure if one had lots of imagination you could find all sorts of ways to use this punch!
I apologize for the color ... these were much prettier in real life! :)
Have a wonderful Fall day! Thanks for stoppin' by!
Monday, October 5, 2009
We are well on our way to an amazing gift of Christams cards for Caleb's platoon! We had so much fun! And gals all over are still making cards at home to add to the package! Our prayers are lifted as we make these and as we send them. Please remember to keep our young men and women in your prayers as they serve our country so valiantly! Thank you!
Here are some pictures!
This one is "Happy Stamper!"
Friday, October 2, 2009
I was looking at a card magazine this morning over coffee, and came across a card similar to this one. This is MY take on the card....
I didn't have a top hat so I used the Round Tab Punch and cut off the tab part and made a little guys hat! I think it works! Do you?
Used Black Brads for the buttons; Real Red ribbon for the scarf; and the DSP is Merry Moments. The sentiment is non-Stampin'Up!
Thanks for peeking in! I'm off to church soon for a card making day!!!! We're making cards for the troops! Have a good one everyone!