Thursday, November 20, 2008

Brrrr! Are you cold?

Okay I couldn't resist trying this. In Joy!

Glitter Photos

Falling Leaves

This camp project used With Gratitude (using Stampin Write Markers to color the leaves) and Sincere Salutations. They stamped up the image and then cut it in equal sizes to adhere to the card. The sentiment was punched with the Key Tag and layered on the Curly Label Punch and lastly adhered with dimensionals. In Joy!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Fall Anniversary

My sister's Anniversary was this month and she made this card for her husband. She used the With Gratitude, Sanded and Full of Life stamp sets along with Stitched Grosgrain and Retired Hodge Podge. In Joy!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Rub on Candle

My mom's Birthday was in October (yes, I am just now posting pics) so I got out the rub ons (which I admittedly don't play with enough!) and decorated this candle. This is actually the first time I have used the Riding Hood Red ribbon from the Holiday Mini Catalog. Just Lovely! In Joy!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Bella Monogram

This monogram cards was a camp project also. We used the Bella Rose DSP, Frames with a Flourish and Lovely Letters. Oh, can't forget the new scallop edge punch! In Joy!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Inspired by Nature

This card was a camp project using Inspired by Nature and Stampin Write Markers. If you look closely, you can see the orange micro beads on the flower. We adhered them with crystal effects. The fold is easy, just your normal 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, then just fold the front back in half again. In Joy!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Punch Flower

These flowers were made using the scallop punch and paper snips. The leaves were make using the crimper and paper snips. The DSP is Bella Rose and if you look closely you can see that we sponged the flower to make the petals more noticeable. The second picture is a 12x12 page my sister Donna made using the card for inspiration. I placed it in a scrapbook frame from Hobby Lobby to hand in our craft room since the color (apricot appeal) matches perfectly. In Joy!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Baroque Christmas

This was the third stamp a stack card. We had glitter everywhere and sparkled for days, lol! The background is Baroque Motifs (which I love!) and the glitter was adhered with Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive. The DSP is Ski Slope (also available in bulk) and I used the hostess set Punches Three for the sentiment using the Square scallop punch and dimensionals. I have an addiction to dimensionals but don't tell anyone (as if they haven't noticed). It's fun using stamps that are not necessarily meant for Christmas. In Joy!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Loads of Holiday Cheer

This was the second stamp a stack card using Loads of Love. The truck has dimensionals behind it. I am so glad they made the vanilla hardware available on bulk order! The sentiment is from Elegant Cheer. In Joy!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Snowman Lineup

Here are more cards using the Frosty Day DSP. The first card was used in a stamp a stack since the paper is available on bulk order. The Holiday Lineup set is lots of fun! The ribbon is knotted and adhered with a mini glue dot so that it appears to be coming thru the paper. In Joy!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Snow Swirled Swap

These pics were from a make-n-take swap at our demonstrator meeting using the new Frosty Day DSP. It took me a while to figure out what to do with the Snow Swirled Tree to dress it up a bit. Finally, I remembered the Orange Beads and adhered them with Crystal Effects. The ribbon at the top of the tree is just knotted and adhered with a mini glue dot. In Joy!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Snow Swirled Horses

This will be my Christmas card this year and I have 30 made already (woohoo!). It started out as a swap but I decided it was so me that it should be my Christmas cards. The horse image has dimensionals behind it. I have a tip that you may find interesting (or not) but I like it. When I was using craft white ink one day I inked up my stamp and set it aside for a minute to do something else. When I picked it up and stamped with it I was shocked at how wonderful it stamped since it had sat a bit and the ink wasn't as wet. So, when I did these cards I was having trouble with the white snowflakes not showing up and being too Juicy. As I began to blow on them after inking it really helped to get a better stamped image (Yes, I blew on them all! Guess I was lucky not to pass out!) So that is my tip, blow on your craft ink (or set aside a minute or two) before stamping and see how your image turns out. In Joy!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Upsy Daisy

This card was a make and take at our last demonstrator meeting. I used versamark with the Upsy Daisy set on the Riding Hood Red (Did I mention that I just LOVE this new red?). I used the new large oval punch and the horizontal slot punch (with does not have to be perfectly straight). I put dimensionals behind the oval and also sponged the edges. In Joy!

The following samples are made from materials that can be used in a workshop for a 6x6 scrap book page or a 3x6 card. In Joy!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Wild About You!

This was one of our camp projects using versamark resist. I used the packing paper from my stampin up box and inked it with versamark and stamped onto Glossy White Cardstock. Just a note paper does not work on this technique. After allowing time for the versamark to dry, brayer over it with going gray and wipe with a papertowel. If you don't let the versamark dry good then it will smear and appear blurry. I also used a dimensional on the elephants ear and punched out for the sentiment to show from behind. In Joy!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Yard Sale

Yes, I did it. Finally afters years of accumulating too much stuff I finally had a yard sale. I used some foam core board which wasn't thick enough really for the sign posts (hence the post showing thru my sign) but I already had them on hand. I used my craft ink and my monogram stamps for "yard sale" and even for the arrow using part of the letter K. Using Inspired by Nature I stamped the grass along the bottom (you thought it was real didn't ya?) and my 7 year old daughter stamped on some butterflies with Flight of the Butterfly. We were quite proud of our "Pretty" yard sale signs and even had balloons flying from them. In Joy!