Oct 20, 2012

Snow Much Fun Water Coloring

Here is a simple card to duplicate for you Christmas cards, if you have not water-colored before it may be a little more time consuming for you. You can use the Markers to color in the images to save time and still get a beautiful card!

There are different ways you can get the watercolor effect for your image;

1. You can color your image with the Crayons or Pencils and then go over it with your Aqua Painter or Blender Pen,
2. You can rub the tip of your Aqua Painter or Blender Pen right on the Crayon and then color in your image, 
3. You can transfer Ink from the Ink Pads onto the lid and dip the tip of your Aqua Painter or Blender Pen into the Ink, and
4. Color your Image on watercolor paper using different shades of Markers and then go over it with the Aqua Painter.
For the best results I like to stamp my Image on to the Watercolor Paper and then color it in. I would have to say that for fall images number 4 is my favorite and for all other images I prefer my water color Crayons with the 2nd technique.

To Make:

Stamps - Snow Much Fun 
Ink - StazOn Black and Cherry Cobbler
C/S - Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze and Whisper White
Other - Watercolor Crayons and Aqua Painter or Blender Pens

Have a great day!
Snow Much Fun
W 122560 $33.95
C 122562 $24.95

Oct 19, 2012

Snow Much Fun

You will be seeing lot of this Stamp set.
 I tried a different color combination for this card, I used Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade. The snowflake is covered in Dazzling Diamonds to make it sparkle and then finished with a rhinestone in the center.

To make:

Stamps -SNow Much Fun and The Happy Holidays is from a retired set
Ink - StazOn Black and Island Indigo
Other - Dazzling Diamonds, Rhinestones, Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens
Ribbon - Island Indigo 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon
Punches - Snowflake (retired)

Have a great day!

Snow Much Fun
W122560 $33.95
C 122562 $24.95

Oct 18, 2012

Gift Card Holder Card

I originally designed just the gift card holder portion and then thought it seemed small and decided to mount it on the front of a card so that there would be somewhere to write a note to the receiver. I stamped the gingerbread man on the inside of the card. The pearls colored with the Sharpie Markers look great on the Christmas tree.

To make this card:

Stamps - Sensational Season and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink - Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green
C/S - Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green and Very Vanilla
DSP - Be of Good Cheer
Punches - Scallop Trim, Word Window and Modern Label
Big Shot - Holiday Collection Framelits, Snow burst and Northern Flurry EF
Other - Pearls and Dimesionals
Ribbon - 3/8" Stitched Satin Stitched Gumball Green

Have a great day!
Sensational Season Bundle
W 129945 $44.95
C 129946 $40.95

Oct 17, 2012

No Peeking

I found this card on A Demonstrator page and I had to case it. The only thing I did different was I added a red pearl nose on the reindeer. You can turn the pearls into what ever color you want by coloring them with Sharpie Markers, they are permanent so they won't smudge like our markers would. 

To make this card:

Stamps - No Peeking
Ink - Early Expresso
C/S - Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler
DSP - Be of Good Cheer
Ribbon - Gumball Green 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon
Big Shot - Circles #2 Original Die
Other - Pearls
Have a great day!

No Peeking
W 126290 $29.95
C 126292 $21.95

Be of Good Cheer DSP
126896 $13.50

Oct 16, 2012

Ornament Keepsakes

I saw a couple cards like this online, I apologize, I do not remember names or blogs. Feel free to tag yourself if you created the original card. I don't know if I like the Not Quite Navy or Old Olive better. This was the first time I really used the Framelits Dies and I like them! They do take a little bit to get used to, it doesnt take much for them to shift on the plates.
Stampin' Up! has some great bundles in this years Holiday Catalogue. The Ornament Keepsakes can be bundled with the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies.

To make this card:

Stamps - Ornament Keepsakes and Greetings of the Season
Ink - Ridinghood Red, Old Olive and Not Quite Navy
C/S - Ridinghood Red and Whisper White
Big Shot - Holiday Ornaments Framelits
Other - Rhinestones, Cherry Cobbler and Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine and Dimensionals

Have a great day!

Ornaments Keepsakes Bundle
W 129949 $$61.95
C 129950 $52.95

Oct 15, 2012

Frosty Friends

I love the simplicity of this card. 
You can find the Frosty Friends stamp in the current Holiday Catalogue on Pg 9. It is hard to tell in the picture but I used the Dazzling Details for snow on the ground around all the snowmen and for the snowballs.

To make this card:

Stamps - Frosty Friends and Sweet Essentials
Ink - StazOn Black, Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Real Red and Pumpkin Pie
C/S - Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green and Very Vanilla
DSP - Be of Good Cheer
Other - Cherry Cobbler Twine and Dazzling Details

Have a great day!

Oct 14, 2012

Snow Much Fun!

Christmas is just around the corner so I figured I better get to work on Christmas projects!

I designed this card for a Christmas Card class I had last week. Snow Much Fun is probably my favorite Christmas stamp set, I love the snowmen. The Glimmer paper is perfect for accenting Christmas Projects.

To make this card;

Stamps - Snow Much Fun and Tiny Tags
Ink - StazOn, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Pumpkin Pie and Dandelion Delight
C/S - Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and Silver Glimmer Paper
Punches - Jewelry Tag
Big Shot - Snow Flurry
Other - Dimensionals and Silver Brad

Have a great day!

Snow Much Fun
C 122562 $24.95
W122560 $33.95

Aug 21, 2012


One of my friends got married on Saturday and it was the most beautiful wedding I have ever been to! It was such a perfect day for an outside wedding. Everything was perfect, there were even fire works.
This is the card that I made for them, I may have posted this before as an invitation. I know, the Baroque Motifs set is retired but it is my favorite set to use for weddings. I heat embossed using Black Powder and the Newlyweds is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Aug 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Craig!

My oldest son turned 5 on the 9th, I can't get over how fast time flies by.
Craig decided he wanted to have a sports themed party so we used the retired sports balls. I got the idea for this card right out of last years Idea Book and Catalogue. The balls are heat embossed using Clear Embossing Powder.

Aug 6, 2012

Happy 6th Birthday Sam!

My neice turned 6 years old last week and she has already lost two teeth! They just grow to fast.
This is the card that I made for her, I think my demo friend Sam brought this ballerina to one of our swaps, it was so long ago I can not remember for sure. I love this ballerina, I wish I had a girl so I could do some scrapbook pages with it for her.

To make this card;

c/s - Perfect Plum, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip and Blush
Ink - Perfect Plum
Punches - Word Window, Scallop Circle, 1" Circle, 3/16" Circle, 1/2" Circle and 3 Heart
Other - Dazzling Diamnonds and Dimensionals

Aug 3, 2012

Masculine Golf Card

I cased this card from Niki Toll's Blog and made minor changes. 
My nephew just celebrated his 15th birthday, he has taken up golf this summer and goes almost everyday so I thought this card would suit him. I used the Scallop Edge punch to create the grass, i put the paper through twice, the second time I offset the paper.

To make this card;

Stamps - Tiny Tags and Look Who's (retired)
C/S - first card - Island Indigo, More Mustard, Old Olive, Whisper White and Bashful Blue
         second card - No Quite Navy, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Whisper White and Crumb Cake
Ink - Island Indigo
        Chocolate Chip
Punches - 1 3/4" Circle, Scallop Edge and Jewelry Tag
Dies - Polka Dot Embossing Folder and 
Other - Island Indigo Bakers Twine
            Expresso Bakers Twine

Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
123134 $9.95
Pg 189 
Jewelry Tag Punch
117190 $15.95
Pg 183
Perfect Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
117335 $9.95
Pg 189
Tiny Tags
W 118091 $27.95
C 118592 $20.95
Pg. 126
Scallop Edge Punch
119882 $20.95

Jul 30, 2012

Angry Birds

I know I have slacked on my posts again but it has been so nice out! I hope you all are having a wonderful summer too! :)

I had a special request for an Angry Bird card for a young boys birthday thank you cards.
This is what I came up with, I used the Circle Die for the Big Shot and I am happy that it turned out looking like an Angry Bird! To make the bottom white part I placed the bottom of my Real Red circle back on the Circle Die and ran it through the machine again.

To make this card;

Card Stock - Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie
Big Shot - Circle Die
Punches - 1" Circle (eyes), 1/2" Circle (eyes) Small Tag (eyebrows), 1 1/4" Square (beak) and 3 Heart Punch (Tail/hair?)

Jul 16, 2012

Easter in July

I wanted to post these pages I made for Easter, I thought I had posted them months ago but I guess not.

How cute are these little bunnies. 
I saw the one running away on a card somewhere, maybe splitcoast, I can't remember? 

To make this layout;

C/S - Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Pink PIrouette, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White
DSP - is an old SAB pack
Punches - Ornament, Small Oval, Large Oval, 1/2" Circle, Small Heart, 1 3/4" Circle, 1/1/4" Circle, 1" Circle and Boho Blossoms
Dies - Timeless Type and Lowercase Alphabet (retired) :(

Jul 15, 2012

Matching Boy and Girl Scrapbook Pages

I figured I would show a couple more of my pages that have retired favorites. The Extreme Elements was a great set for backgrounds. I think I saw this layout in one of my Scrapbooking magazines and had to make it.

I made a boy and a girl layout for my scrapbook club.

To make these pages;

Stamps - Extreme Elements
C/S - Boy - Pacific POint, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight. Girl - Rich Razzelberry, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
DSP - Brights Paper Pack
Ink - Boy - Pacific Point.  Girl - Rich Razzelberry
Dies - Star and Circle
Other - Daffodil Delight 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

Jul 14, 2012

Inspired By Nature Cracked Glass Technique

Inspired by Nature will be a set I keep forever, I was sad to see it go. 
I used it for so many projects.

I stamped the Daisy's using StazOn Black ink. To get the Shadowed look I inked the stamp and stamped the image, then I lifted the top end of the stamp and shifted it slightly to the right. I used So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie Ink with the brayer on the Vanilla card stock.

Here is a close up of the Butterflies, I brayered them the same but chose to make them slightly darker so that they would stand out better. I wanted my class to learn the cracked glass technique and I thought it looked really pretty with the butterflies. My mixture is Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel, Dazzling Diamonds and Iridescent Ice. You want to heat atleast 2-3 layers so that it will be nice and thick to crack. Once it is dry you just start bending it and then it will crack! You can do this as much or as little as you like.

To make this layout;

STamps - Inspired by Nature (retired) and Tiny Tags
C/S - Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron
Ink - StazOn Black, Pumpkin PIe and So Saffron
Dies - Beautiful Butterflies
Punches - Scallop Border, Scallop Trim Border and 1/2" Circle
Other - Brayer, Iridescent Ice, Dazzling Diamonds, Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon and Bitty Buttons

Beautiful Butterflies Die
114507 $26.95
Pg. 193
Tiny Tags
W 118091 $27.95
C118592 $20.95

102395 $15.50

Jul 13, 2012

I cased another card my friend Sue made. I changed up the colors, DSP and Stamp set. I have never been one to use much Designer Series Paper but I think I may have to with all the new colorful designs in this catalogue. I love almost every pack!

To make this card;

Stamps - Just Believe
C/S - Rich Razzelberry, Rose Red and Whisper White
DSP - Floral District
Ink - Rich Razzelberry and Rose Red
Punches - 1 3/8" Square, Postage Stamp, Word Window and 3/16" Corner

Floral District DSP
126919 $13.50
Just Believe
W 116948 $ 41.95
C 120453 $31.95

Jul 12, 2012

Another Inspired By Nature Page

I was so happy with these pages, I love the color combination. 

I was also sad to see the Season of Friendship set go, I loved this tree!
I used the baby wipe technique to create my own ink pad so that I could have different greens on the tree. I will explain how to do this below.

Here is a close up of the daisy's.
 I can see myself using this technique again for my fall scrapbook pages, it will make the most beautiful leaves!

Baby Wipe Technique;

1. Make sure your baby wipe is on something that can be wiped up or thrown out because the ink will bleed right through the wipe (I use card board with plastic on it, like an empty DSP Package) You can fold the wipe to what ever size is needed for your stamp.

2. Randomly squeeze drops of each color in a large enough space so that your entire stamp can be covered.

3. Stamp your image! To do something more detailed such as the daisy's I used a really light color such as Sahara Sand to stamped the Daisies on to the wipe so that I could make sure I squeezed the drops in just the right spot so that it looked like a daisy.

Tip: Every so often I like to clean the stamp on a clean spot of the wipe because I find that the more you do the more it starts to look like one solid color.

I took just the tree portion from the scrapbook page and turned it into a card as well!

Jul 11, 2012

Birthday Flowers!

My fellow demonstrator Sue made this card for one of our swaps. I cased it and used one of the flowers from Boho Blossoms instead. I love how simple and pretty this card is. 
Thanks Sue!

To make this card;

Stamps - Family ? (Retired)
C/S - Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Wonder Wisteria, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi and So Saffron
Other - Rhinestones, Glue Dots and 1 1/4" Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon