Sunday, November 30, 2014

Blog Candy!

Saw this post with offer of possible blog candy....

Thought I would share the info....though today is the last day to if you are like fashionably late.

Thanks to KT Fit Kitty for the chance!

Circles and Snowflakes

This is a very simple card with lots of layers.  I used this weeks Mojo sketch and the colors from the Color Throwdown Challenge.

The patterned paper and the cardstock is all from Recollections.

I used a Sizzix die to cut out the snowflake and then added diamond Stickles to make it shine.

The dry embossed layer is also by Sizzix.

I added a stamped layer that kept the circle theme going using Versamark ink.  The stamp is by Technique Tuesday.
This card is entered for the following challenges:

Mojo Monday 373:  Mojo373
Color Throwdown:  ctd320
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge Blog- Die Cuts:  4CC #222

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Chocolate Slider....Yummy and Cute!

 After my color throwdown...I had out all that cute green(Colorbok) and pink paper(Recollections) and decided to make slider for a chocolate bar.  I am sad to say I could not find the tutorial I watched to learn how to do this.  But there are several around the blogosphere to learn how to do this.  I will list a couple below.

I kept the color scheme the same as the color throw down I did on Sunday!

I really kept it simple and this will make a cute celebration card whether for a birthday or if you are like those of us from the south who celebrate could use this for any occasion.  Maybe even a congratulations on a good job.

I used Peacock Feathers ink to sponge the scalloped die cut circle.  The image is from Savvy Stamps and colored with Sharpies.  I also added a bit of washi tape for interest and Star Dust Stickles.

This is a quick and easy project.  I plan on making a few more for special occasions.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Color Throwdown......The Gauntlet has been Thrown

Ok this is the second post for the day....hope I don't bore you....

I decided to take on this weeks Color Throwdown.  I was intrigued.  I pulled out my Colorbok and Recollections paper packs and threw in my Basic Grey Cardstock in as the base.  

This card came together really quickly after I decided what stamps to use.  I used a couple of Technique Tuesday stamps.  The sentiment is in StazOn Black and the image is in Ranger Distress ink Peacock Feathers.

I added another Navy colored flower by The Paper Studio's Spare Parts.

I really like this card and I did....of course, found the inspiration from Pinterest.  A pin from a blog Stamping up North.  You can find it here.

Mojo Monday take

Here is my take, if you will on this week's Mojo Monday Sketch.  I used more of my burlap stash made by DCWV (I am trying to use it anytime I can since I am not always sure how to use it.)  For this card, the burlap has a snowflake cut out of it from a previous post.  It is just covered up with the Basic Grey patterned paper.  

I dry embossed the next layer of creme colored cardstock.  I decided to add some distress ink (in Barn Door) to embossing folder I just got on clearance (thank you Hobby Lobby) made by Sizzix.  I think the in would be a bit smoother if I had used a brayer.  I then die cut one of my Nesting Flowers by QuickCutz and then used my circle punch to cut out the final layer.

The Studio G stamp that is the main focal point is by Studio G and colored with Sharpie Makers.

I added a border of paper frills by Doodlebug Designs.  You would be shocked how long I have had that pack of paper frills...years, I mean years.  It has several different die cut borders and I have yet to use it up.

Also from my haul from Hobby Lobby, I added a navy flower made by The Paper Studio's Spare Parts.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Christmas Card and Tags...all in One!

I found this double pocket card tutorial
 and just had to try it.  You can find it here.  I used some double sided paper from my stash to make this card.  The front is sporting edging using my We R Memory Keepers punch.  I used some spell binders, sizzix, and Papertrey ink dies on this front part.  I also used the swirl cuttlbug folder on the tag here with some Recollections baker's twine.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Fillable Frames #8 set.

The inside has another sizzix tag using the dots cuttlebug folder and a snowflake die by sizzix in vellum.

I loved how this turned out.  The pockets aren't even since I had to wing the scoring for the pockets.  But I truly love this card.  It was fun one to make.  All inks are Ranger's Distress inks.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Christmas in a Box.

So I was perusing Pintrest...(I don't know about you but I spend way too much time doing that)...and I came across this tutorial on how to do a shadow box card on the StampingVideos blog.  Here is the link.  

I thought this would be perfect for sending the grandparents my son's Christmas picture.  So I set out to make my very own replica.

One thing I would do next time...don't use cardstock.  This really needs to be made out of lighter weight paper to work well.  

I plan on adding my son's picture to the inside.  This would not be something I would mass produce either...though if I put my mind to it I could see doing that too if I kept it simple like with this one.

Paper:  Colorbok's Cosmopolitan, Recollections Red Pack
Ink:  Staz On Black
Die Cuts: Sizzix's Ornate Labels
Stamps: Papertrey Ink's Fillable Frames #8

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


This card just started after a round of browsing Pintrest.  I love those who can layer and make really random things come together into something beautiful.  I keep working on doing that...but it still is work in progress for me.

For this card I used some of my beautiful stash of washi tape in the background and on the clothes pin.

The envelope is from The Paper Studio.  I did a lot of die cuts here as well.  The heart and star are from Sizzix.  I used some left over paper from my Recollections Tattered and Worn collection.  Cut them out and then added some crystal effects to make them look like epoxy stickers.  The Smile sentiment is a Studio G stamped in Staz On Black and on a Spellbinders Labels Eight die which is then layered on a Spellbinders Grommet Tags die.  This Patterned paper is also from the same collection.  Not sure it really fit with this card and if I were to do it over again I would pick a different paper for this.

Not sure yet if I am going to add a tag in the envelope.  I may...I would love to add a tag with lots of layers as well.  That way you have two pieces of art in one.

Want to know where the inspiration came from?  Here is the pin...  

I totally am in love with that card...

Feel free to share your pins you love.  Attach the pin to your comments below.  I always looking for inspiration so feel free to share with me.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Using up those Scraps!

Sometimes you just got to use up those scraps.  I also threw in a burlap snowflake as well.  I keep a box full of all those scrap pieces of paper that I just can't bear to get rid of.  Some of them have really been around awhile.  While some are pretty tiny pieces of paper...that I wonder why I didn't go ahead and throw out.  Regardless, some of those scraps came to make this very simple card.  I just took those bit and made banners out of them, added the snowflake on with a brad....done.  I think this took me all of 10 minutes to do including deciding what papers to use.

Papers: Recollections...and scraps from years past.
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink's Fillable Frames #8
Die:  Sizzix Snowflake
Brad: Spare Parts.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Welcome Little One

This was a card that was a labor of love.  It took me two nights to complete this card so I will save it for my next friend who has a baby because it is special.

I know looking at the are thinking...two days?  What in the world took that long to do?  Well the front was part of the day two.  I actually started this card by working on the inside first.

I found this card.  I was intrigued.  When I saw those hanging snowflakes...I thought instantly of a baby's mobile over a crib.

So here is what I put together in that vain.  The sight does not have instructions or a tutorial, so I had to just dive and try to figure it out.

I used a lot of things out of my arsenal to make this card and it is one of those that you are just so glad came together like you envisioned it.
Stamps: Sudio G and Technique Tuesday
Inks: Ranger's Distress Inks and Staz On Black
Die Cuts:  Spell Binders Labels Eight and Grommet Tags, Martha Stewart Lattice punch
Miscellaneous:  Brads and Rangers Crystal Effects, baker's twine (Recollections)

I am entering this in the Crafty Cardmakers Blog Challenge.