Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday Fun #62

Sorry I am so late to post this.  Just like everyone else I am in the Christmas Rush to get things done, and one of my kids picked last night to get SICK.  I think I finally have all the laundry done from that....eeeeewwww.  So now you know that I have a good excuse, here is my creation for this week's challenge.  Jimmi challenged us to use Red, Blue and Yellow in our creations.  I started out making a card, and then at the last second decided to make a hot cocoa packet problem, I don't have any cocoa packets just Chocolate Carnation Instant Breakfast, so that will have to do for now. 

I love this little guy from Inky Antics.  I wish you could see all the glittery goodness I added to this card.  This is one time when the photograph doesn't do the card justice.  I used the clear gel pen on the nose, hoofs and antlers, and the Clear Star glittery gel pen on the cup and to highlight the yellow dots in the paper.  I also used the Blue gel pen to highlight the blue dots and to add an element around the image and sentiment. When all was said and done, it still needed some ribbon and something else, that's when I added the hole for the candy cane and tied the ribbon to it.  Over all I think this came out pretty cute. 



Stamps:  CandyCane Reindeer
Paper: Lime Rickey-BasicGrey, Bliss Blue, White
Ink:  Momento Rich Cocoa.
Accessories: Ribbon, Clear Star Gel Pen, Glaze Gel Pen, Blue Gel Pen, 1/2" circle punch, candy cane, chocolate milk packet

Be sure to check out the other Friday Fun Girls' creations and if you play along add a link in the comments.  Have a great week!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Pressies

I decided to do these little gift sets for the teachers at Gymnastics and PreSchool for Christmas.  The coaster book has a white post it note pad and a mini calendar inside.  There is a padfolio, pen, and magnetic jumbo clip, all coordinated as well.  What's great about this project is that I am finally using up some of the items in my ITD (Intended To Do) Drawers.  You know, the little things you pic up to alter, and then never do. Yeah, I have about 4 BIG drawers dedicated to those items.  Wouldn't it be nice if I could whittle it down a bit....just to fill it up again later.  Yeah, I have a problem, but don't we all?  



Paper: Ginger Blossom, Groovy Guava, Bliss Blue

Accessories:  RSVP Pens, Chipboard Coasters, Clips, Ribbon, Bind It All and Coils, Jr Legal Pads

One More Gift
Today was also the 50th Birthday of one of the Gymnastics Coaches.  The twins helped me make these candles for her.

I saw this tutorial on Ten Second Studio and ordered the tin from Taco Tuesday.  The twins helped me run the tin through the Cuttlebug with the d'Vine Swirl folder (the twins said it looked like waves and they want to go to the beach on vacation, so that's why they picked that folder) and then I trimmed it and they sanded off the color on the raised parts, then attached to the candle with thumb tacks.  Before wrapping them, I went over the candles with my heat gun.  It helped to even out some surface blemishes, and really helped to make them shiny and smell good.  This is a great 10 minute project, maybe even faster if you don't have 2 assistants. :) 

Advent Calendar

Some of you may know that I was working on an Advent Calendar project using mini muffin tins.  What I thought was going to be a quick cute little project became a massive undertaking.  Part of that is because I decided to use my Cricut to cut the shapes of the magnetic covers, and part of it is because between my friend and I we made 6 of them.   So here are some pictures of my little project. 

This is the full view.  I had to use LOTS of ribbon :)

This is a close up of the top rows
And the bottom rows

Super Close up to show that I went around each number with the gel pen to add a little extra pop to it.

 Each day has a Hershey Kiss or a Reeses Peanutbutter Bell behind it.  My girls have split up the days by Red Days and Green Days who gets to open it :)  That works now, but once the baby gets in on the action we may have problems. 

What do you think?


Stamps: None
Paper: Eskimo Kisses-BasicGrey, Colorful Christmas-My Minds Eye
Ink: Ridinghood Red, Wild Wassabi
Accessories: Stickers-Recollections, Stickers-Target (unknown brand), Cricut Jasmine Cartridge, Stardust Gel Pen, Silver and White Snowflake Brads (colored with my Copic ABS), Assorted Ribbon

Friday, December 11, 2009


This week Jimmi gave us a sketch to follow.

I love sketches.  To me the sketch is half the work.    Thank you Jimmi for making half my card for me :)  So here is my quick little card.  Not a Holiday card, but a nice masculine all season card.

I stamped my image in Rich Cocoa on my image panel and again on another piece of Kraft card stock.  Then I used my Aqua Painter filled with water and brushed the main image panel with Night of Navy ink.  I liked the washed look, but the image was not as crisp as I wanted it.  I cut out the second image and popped it up on dimensionals.  I think it really makes the beacon stand out on the background. 


Stamps:  Beacon Light by Rubber Cottage
Paper:  Granoloa-BasicGrey, Kraft, Brocade Blue
Ink: Night of Navy, Momento Rich Cocoa
Accessories:  Buttons, Linen Thread

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

White Christmas

I have been challenged to make an all white card following the Limited Supply Challenge for December 4, LSC249, and to use a stamp we just HAD to have but have not used yet.
Here are your requirements and limits:

  • 1. Only White Cardstock!
  • 2. Only White or Clear embellishments
  • 3. No patterned paper, unless it's all white!
  • 4. You may use any color ink you wish, but only ONE color.
  • 5. No coloring (i.e. copics, watercolors, etc)
  • 6. Limit your layers/embellies (I'll leave that to your discretion, but ya'll know what I mean)
Well, I'm actually not sure if I used this stamp before or not, but I did buy an embossing folder kit that I intended to use and just never did.  SO here is my card.

Yes, I actually made my own embossing folder, isn't that cool?  I got the embossing folder kit a while ago and never played with it, when I saw this challenge I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.  

I also recently picked up the Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge and used that to cut the deer.  I free-handed the border with my Fiskars paper trimmer and this is what my custom folder looks like:

I have been able to produce 20 cards in an hour including an inside sentiment.  Now I just need to sign, address, postage stamp and add a picture of the kids and they will be ready to send.......I hope to get them out before Christmas ;)


Stamps: Many Merry Messages
Paper: White
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Cricut Joys of the Season Cartridge, Fiskars Paper Trimmer, Cricut Cuttables Embossing Folder Kit.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday Fun #60

Since we are in the midst of the Holiday Season and the all the celebrating and food that goes along with it, our challenge this week was to make a card with food on it.  This is a quickie card using Lili's Sleepover from Inky Impressions.  Notice that Lily is holding a bowl of popcorn perfect for stringing up and putting on the tree.

What you can't see in the photo is how glitterific this card is.  I highlighted all the white areas of the Cottage Wall Decorative Paper with my Stardust Gel Pen.  The sparkle adds enough of a high light that no other accessories were needed.  


Stamps: Lili's Sleepover, Inky Impressions
Paper: Rich Razzelberry, Pale Plum, White, Cottage Wall DSP
Ink: Black
Accessories:  Stardust Gel Pen
If you want to play along please use keyword FFC60 in your on-line gallery and please link back here.  Don't forget to check out the other Friday Fun creations. 

If you want to see what else I've been up to, don't worry, I will be posting many more projects SOON.