Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Lovely Birthday

I am having a hard time making the transition from Christmas cards.  So this card took me way longer than it should have.  I made it for Jennie's sketch challenge on StampTV.   I was able to use one of my Christmas presents, Lovely Shelf.  I have been seeing all of the wonderful cards everyone has been making on StampTV and couldn't wait to get this set, thank you Theresa!  Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details:
Stamps: Lovely Shelf, Holiday Greetings- Gina K Designs
Paper: barely banana, old olive, June Bug-Basic Grey
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, copics
Copics: B00, G14, Y11, Y13, Y15, YG63, YG67
Other: circle punches, brad, pearls

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A second look

I have been meaning to post this for a few days, but with being out of town I just never got to it. I had a few requests to see my triangle luminary on my holiday table. It is actually Theresa's table as that is where I was for Christmas.  I used three battery operated tealight candles which worked perfectly to give a great glow.

Theresa also gave me a little lesson in Photoshop so I am hopeful that my photos will be looking a bit better in the future.  I hope to have something new to show you tomorrow, if I can dig myself out of this mess that is in my room at the moment.  Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Life is Good

Gina is having a customer blog hop for the December release.  With Christmas I didn't get time to make a card until today.  I used Theresa's set Life is Good, it is a wonderful set with a lot of possibilities.  I decided to make a CAS masculine card.  I stamped the trees in the background by stamping off one time giving the scene depth.  I finished up by sponging the edges and then layering with chocolate kiss and pumpkin spice.  The designer paper is from DCWV.  Thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Shaker Tag

I am over the moon excited to share with you that I am the Guest Designer for Belli Blog.  I love their  challenges and to be ask was such an honor, thank you Robin.   The challenge this week is to make a tag Belli Challenge #81Cretive Belli is a great blog that is full of wonderful inspiration. So check them out and give the challenge a try.  They also have a design team call going right now.

For my I choose to make a shaker tag that could also be used as an ornament.  I used the largest circle and scallop nestabilities I had to make the frame.  The snow is made by rubbing styrofoam together and then I added a sprinkle of glitter to help it sparkle. It is a fun little tag that would work well for a child's gift.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a Happy Holiday.

Tag Details
Stamps: Warm Winter Wishes, Winter Foliage-Gina K Designs

Paper: silver lining- Gina K Designs, bashful blue
Ink: memento black, copics
Copics:BG10, BG15, BG49, C5, C7, C9, G09, G28, R24, R27, R29, YG63, YG67, YR04, YR07
Other: silver pearls, cording, round tab punch

Monday, December 21, 2009

Triangle Luminary


I am super excited to share this luminary with you.  I made this for Gina's challenge this week to make a holiday box, mine is a bit of a stretch.  I used a tutorial I found on SCS by Carolyn King, it is a triangle treat box that I adjusted to work for my project.  I wish that you could see it in real life as it is so pretty when the lights are down low.  Thank you for stopping by.

Luminary details
Stamps: Festive Frame- Gina K Designs
Paper: pure luxury ivory, velum, Basic Grey Red
Ink: memento tuxedo black, copics
Copics:E25, E29, R20, R24, R27, R59, YG63, YG67
Other: flameless candles

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Happy Holidays

Today I am showing you a card I made for my Design Team spot on Pile It On.  the challenge this week was to use anything digital and of course include at least one other challenge, I included 6 with it.  The digital part is the designer paper it is from Gina K Designs and ilustrated by Theresa Momber.  I used stickles on the holy berries and wished I hadn't as it looked better before.  I have to remember to take a photo before I add some of the extra touches such as stickles in case I don't like the end result.  Thank you for stopping by.

Pile It On: Anything digital, plus at least one other challenge
Creative Card Crew: Anything Goes
Simon Says: Merry Christmas
Craft Challenge: Free For All
StampTV: Sketch
My Time to Craft Challenge: Yuletide Wishes
Bee-Crafty: Circles
The Pink Elephant: Winter and/or Christmas

Card Details
Stamps: holiday cheer, holiday greetings- Gina K Designs
Paper: ivory, all spruced up deck the halls- Gina K Designs
Ink: memento tuxedo black, so saffron, copics
Copics: E25, G99, R24,R27, R29, R59, YG63, YG67
other: nestabilities, stickles, punches

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Cardinal Sketch

A super fast post to show you a card I made this for the sketch last week on StampTV.    Thank you for stopping by.

Card Deatils
Stamps: First Christmas GKD
Paper: Pure luxury ivory, fresh asparagus, BG wassail
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, apricot appeal, creamy caramel, copics
Copics: R24, R27, R29
Other: ribbon, nestabilities, cuttlebug, leaf punch

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Life is Good Blog Hop

Today I am sharing some cards made with Theresa's newest stamp set Life Is Good.  This is such an awesome set that can be used to make more detailed cards or CAS cards.  I have made one detailed card and two CAS cards to show you.

As soon as I saw the train in this set I knew I wanted to make a card based on The Polar Express.  I started by stamping and coloring the train.  I then masked it off and sponged the sky.  I followed that sponging the light beam.  Next I stamped a couple of branches, added a few snow drifts and dotted the sky with a white gel pen for the snowflakes/stars.  To make the ticket I cut a rectangle stamped the sentiment and used a small circle punch it give it the look of a ticket.  I didn't want to take away form the scene I had created so I kept is simple and matted it on a rich layer of gold with a base of brilliant blue.

This card only took me about ten minutes to make.  I stamped the train in chocolate chip then cut it out using a oval nestabilities.  Before removing the image from the die I sponged with close to cocoa.  I finsihed by matting with soft sand.  The gorgeous designer paper is Comso Cricket Earth Love.

For my last card I stamped the sentiment and the cattails in chocolate chip and sponged with chocolate chip, close to cocoa and creamy caramel. I use some more of Cosmo Crickets Earth Love and layered with Green Apple and Chocolate Kiss. This card took me about five minutes.  Both of the CAS cards have no embellishments, which may be a first for me!

For even more inspiration tonight with the Life is Good stamp set, check out these links:

Theresa Momber {Illustrator}
Jessica Fick
Nina Brackett
Melanie Muenchinger
Lee Murphy
Erika Martin
Emily Giovanni
Colleen Schaan

Cheri Weston {CSS designer}
Melissa Shultz {CSS designer}
Peggy Wainman {CSS designer}

Geri Utterback {guest designer}
Brenda Turner {guest designer}
Linda Payne {guest designer}

The Life is Good discussion on the StampTV Idea Center is also a valuable resource for tips, samples, and tutorials. Theresa's tip sheet and the Card Kit is available in the discussion as well.

And, finally stop by GinaK's blog today to leave your comment on her blog for your chance to win today's featured stamp set or another stamp set valued at $23.95 of your choice!

Thank you for stopping by.

Card #1
Stamps: Life is Good, Botanical Dreams, Winter Foliage

Paper: brilliant blue, pure luxury good as gold, white
Ink: memento tuxedo black, bashful blue, ballet blue, brilliant blue, copics
Copics: B00, C1, C3, C7, W3, Y15, Y21

Card #2
Stamps: Life is Good
Paper: Pure luxury soft sand, ivory,  cosmo cricket earth love
Ink: chocolate chip, creamy caramel
Other: nestabilities, cuttlebug

Card #3
Stamps: Life is Good
Paper: Pure luxury soft sand, ivory,  cosmo cricket earth love
Ink: chocolate chip, close to cocoa

Sweet Christmas Treat

Hello my posts this week are very short, but at least I am getting my projects up.  After this week things will slow down for me, and hopefully I will have some sweet down time.

Today I am showing you a sour cream container I made for Carolina's anything but a card challenge this week on StampTV.  I was inspired by Carolina's sample and had to get right to this one.  I started with pure luxury white and clear embossed the snowflakes.  Next I sponged with bashful blue over the whole thing.  Then it was just a matter of taping it together and filling with candies.  Normally I would have used a crimper to seal the ends, but I can not find it so I used my scorpal to score a couple of lines, it worked great.   The whole thing only took me about 15 minutes.

Make sure you come back later night I have a card for Theresa's Life is Good blog hop. 
Thank you for stopping by.

Stamps: Holiday Hospitality Gina K Desings
Paper: Pure luxury white
Ink: Versmark, bashful blue
Other: snowflake punches, scorpal, pearl

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Square Holiday

Another quick post to show you a card I made for Gina's Technique challenge to make a square envelope with matching card.  This is a 4 1/4 post card with a lightly larger envelope.  Gina did a wonderful video on StampTV showing how to make these with a ScorPal.  Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details
Stamps A Year of Flowers, Holiday Greetings, Gina K Designs
Paper: Pure luxury White, Rocket Red, Good as Gold
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Copics:R20, R27, R29, R57

Monday, December 14, 2009


A super quick post to show some tags and a micro mini pizza box I made for Anything But A Card challenge on StampTV.  I needed some small tags so this challenge was perfect for me. 

I hope you all are having a wonderful Holiday Season and it isn't getting to crazy for you!  Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details
Stamps: Holiday Greetings, Gina K Designs
Paper: pure luxury white, rocket red
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Other: red cording, various circle punches, scallop punch

Blue and White Christmas

A quick post to show you a card I made over the weekend for the color challenge last week on StampTV.  The colors were blue and white.  The whole time I was making this card I had the song Blue Christmas going through my head, LOL.    Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details:
Stamps:Vintage Borders, Holiday Greetings- Gina K Designs

Paper: Pure luxury White, brilliant blue, dcwv
Ink: memento tuxedo black, copics
Copics: B21, B24, B29
Other: cuttlebug, nestabilities, ribbon, rick rack

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Celebrate Winter

I have been a bad blogger, and I am sorry.  This is such a busy time for all of us and I just have not been able to find time to post.  Happily I have found a little stamping time here and there.  I will be sharing with as often as I can.  I love the holidays, but every year I over extend myself.  some day I will learn.  So on to what you are here for.

Last week Selma ask if I would make a sample card for her Blast from the Past challenge on StampTV.  I said yes of course.  Selma is a super talented stamper and I really enjoy challenges.  Blast from the Past is a weekly challenge that is posted every Friday on StampTV in which Selma picks a challenge from the videos that Gina has done, each on featuring a different technique.  This week Selma choose was Partial Cuttlebug Embossing. Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details:
Stamps:Warm Winter wishes, Holiday Greetings, Very Merry Christmas- Gina K Designs
Paper: brilliant blue, pure luxury whtie
Ink: memento tuxedo black, versamark, copics
Copics:C1, C5, C7, C9, R29, YR000, YR02, YR07

Other: , cuttlebug, glitter, detail clear embossing powder

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Inspired Snowman

A quick post to show you a card I made today for the inspiration challenge on StampTV.  If you haven't heard yet there is a new Challenge Design Team on StampTV and they are doing a fabulous job with the challenges so if you get a chance head over and give one or more a try.  You may just win a stamp set, how cool is that.  Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details:
Stamps: Holiday Cheer, Warm Winter Wishes, Holiday Hospitality
Paper: brilliant blue
Ink: memento tuxedo black, copics, versamark
Copics: C1, B21, G09, R20, R29, YG03, YR04
Other: pearls, ribbon

Monday, December 7, 2009

Another Christmas card

A quick post to show you a card I made for Shannon's color challenge this last week on StampTV.  I had this card almost done back on Monday, but felt it still needed something and then lost my creativity so there is sat until yesterday when I finally finished it.  I so hate it when that happens to me and after all of the thought I still don't care for this one that much, oh well.  Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details:
Stamps: StampTv Kit from Gina K Designs, Holiday Cheer, Holiday Greetings
Paper: Pure luxury all spruced up, rocket red, good as gold, GKD digi paper Deck the Halls
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, copics
Copics: BV17, E31, G09, G14, G28, R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, Y21
Other: Nestibilities, cuttlebug, pearls

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Putting on the Glitz

Here is another one of my multi challenge cards for Pile It On.  This is a digital image from Soft Pencil.  I started off coloring with copics, then I masked off the whole image and sponged with bashful blue.  Next I completely assembled the card even the snowflakes.  The last step was to add stickles for the tree ornaments and falling snow.  I used my Quickie glue pen on the snowflakes and the angels wings before giving them a good dusting of glitter.  I wish that the photo showed the glitter better, it really sparkles.  The paper is Eskimo Kisses from Basic Grey.  All of the challenges and cards details are listed below.

I am sorry that I have been such a bad blogger this week.  Work has been especially difficult and has zapped my creativity. That is behind me now so I am back to making cards and I have a bunch of more challenges I want to do. On a side note I finally made to see New Moon, and I have to say I loved it!   Jacob  is HOT in this one.  Thank you for stopping by.

  1. Pile It On: Tinsel Town!
  2. Cute Card Thursday: Swirly Girly
  3. Copic Creations: Snow/Snowpeople
  4. Stamp Something: Glitzy Something
  5. Digital Tuesday Challenge: Christmas Sparkle
  6. Crafty Calendar: Winter Sparkle
  7. Just us Girls: Sketch
  8. Creative Card Crew: Christmas
  9. The Pink Elephant: Color me Wonderful
  10. Clearly i Stamp: Winter Theme
  11. Esty Inspired: So Stinking Sweet Here is what I use for inspiration

    Card Details
    Stamps: Digital image Soft Pencil
    Paper: pure luxury white and rocket red-Gina K Designs, eskimo kisses-Basic Grey
    Ink: Copics, bashful blue
    Copics: B21, B24, B26, E00, E25, E31, E51, G07, G09, G28, R08, Y13, Y15, YG63, YG67, YR00
    Other ribbon, brads from Gina K Designs, punch Martha Stewart, stickles, glitter