Friday, November 28, 2008

Friday Fun Challenge

My friends have been posting Friday Fun Challenges every week this fall, but for some reason I have been a little busy the past 12 weeks. I am happy to have been able to play this week and to show you all what I have done. For more Friday Fun Information you can visit:
Kim ~ PaperTastic Creations

This will be a Christmas card for my Father-In-Law and his wife. They spend their summers up on Lake Erie so I thought this stamp was perfect for them and I had to get it.

Lighthouse by Repeat Impressions
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Paper: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Rose Red, Dashing DSP
Accessories: Vintage Brads, Copic Markers, Clear Star Glitter Pen, Gold Glitter Pen, White Gel Pen

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Giving Thanks

One of the things I am most thankful for is our house and our neighbors. After living on a military base for so many years we got used to not really knowing our neighbors because it seemed like the minute we got to know them they moved again. Now that we have a home it feels like we really have roots here in the community. I am truly grateful for my neighbors and the support they have given us in the past year and a half that we have lived here. Today, to show our thanks in a very small way I baked mini loaves of pumpkin bread and naturally had to package them up and stamp in some way, how else would they know it was from me :) I followed the bread box tutorial by TechnoStamper Mary Jo Price-Williams.

The green plastic wrap was a little unfortunate, it kinda makes the bread look a little funky, but I promise it was yummy.


Happiness Always
Ink: Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa
Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red
Accessories: Scallop Punch, Paper Piercer, Silk Fall Leaf

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Blog Award, Me??

My good friends Joyce and Sara gave me this blog award.

I need to nominate 5 other bloggers as well. This is hard since there are so many great and creative blogs out there. Here are a couple that I visit frequently. I tried to spread the love around so not all one group got all the attention.

Here are the rules:
~The winner may put the logo on their blog
~Put a link to the person who sent you the award
~Nominate 5 blogs
~Put links to their blogs
~Leave a message for your nominees


I feel guilty since I have not been very good at keeping this place up to date, so now I guess I should add something new for you all to look at too.

This is the card that I made for the Christmas Shoe Box Swap that I went to a few weeks ago.

I was told at the Swap that I am the coloring girl. I found that funny as I rarely colored any of my images until last fall when Kim introduced me to Copics. I'll admit that I am now addicted to them, but I still found that funny.

Stamp image using Brilliance Graphite Black on white cs. Set aside to dry.
Assemble decorative panels mount on large Not Quite Navy panel.
Color image as desired using Copic Markers
Punch corners of image panel using Ticket punch.
Mount to small Not Quite Navy panel.
Assemble onto Baja Breeze card base
Use white gel pen to add accents to card
Finally, use Stardust glitter pen to add snowy accents to image.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Yay! The final challenge tonight was to add to one of our cards. I decided to finish up the Cameo Card. So here is the FINAL version.

Paper Pierced around the image
Metal Dots in the corners
Faux Piercing around perimeter of card

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Shake the Case

It's VSN time again. I love being able to participate and love the fact that DH has to take care of the kids while I stamp even more :)

I have a lot of cards to upload but wanted to get this one up first.

This card was for the Cameo Card challenge. We had to make a card that was reminissant of a cameo. I personally love cameo's and have always wanted now I have one. While I was making this card I came up with a new technique, I am calling it "Shake the Case" until someone comes up with a better name. I wanted the background to look like there were veins in it and a bit uneven. I put a few drops of re-inker into a stamp case and then spritzed it with water a few times. I closed the lid and shook the case back and forth and then laid the card stock in the case and smooshed it in. I got a nice vein look this way. I may have to try it with multiple colors and see what happens as well.

I then used some Glassy Glaze on top of the image and heat set it to make it shiny. Unfortunately you lost the details of the technique by making the card stock darker. Oh well. I know it's there.

In the end this was a very involved and messy card....for me. I left several cabinets and drawers open and had cs and materials everywhere.

Here is the finished card. I need to add more to it, but in 45mins this is all I had time to do. I was actually adhering everything when the timer went off.


Stamps: Inspired by Nature
Paper: Cameo Coral, VV, Old World DSP
Ink: Cameo Coral, VV
Accessories: Glassy Glaze, vanilla grosgrain ribbon,
Techniques: Shake the Case

Here is my SCS gallery post