Monday, November 25, 2013

CAS Snowflakes

I had a little time before work this morning and was able to play along with this weeks CAS challenge on SCS (splitcoaststampers) which was to make a holiday card.  I have been focusing on my Christmas cards and actually yesterday, I sat and addressed all my envelopes.  I don't have all my cards made yet, but the envelopes are ready, lol!  I find that addressing the envelopes takes longer than writing the cards, so I figure I am ahead of the game so far.  I hope to have all my cards made by this weekend and sent out by the beginning of December.  That will be a first if it happens!!  A girl can dream right?

Anyway, I have been stuck on snowflakes lately, so this was easy as my snowflake punches were sitting on my desk.  I now want to mass produce this and make it my Christmas card for this year.  The only problem is what to do with the other 25 that I have made so far, lol!!! 

I punched 2 large snowflakes and 1 small snowflake out of spring moss cs and popped them up.  I added a little pearl to the center and stamped my sentiment in smokey shadow ink.  Rounded the 2 bottom corners and that was it!  Clean and simple!  I think I will be making this in lots of different colors.

Here is the link to today's challenge:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great Monday!


snowflake punch by Marvy, Martha Stewart
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
sentiment: Papertrey Ink (Christmas Poinsettia)
ink: smokey shadow by PTI

Thursday, November 21, 2013

WT454 Emboss Resist

I was so happy to see today's ways to use it challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  I LOVE emboss resist and I love to use my gelato's to  do it!!  I stamped my fun background stamp in versamark and then sprinkled white ep on it and heat set it with my heat gun.  Then I scribbled some metallic mint gelato over the image and blended a bit with my finger.  Next I rubbed a baby wipe over the whole panel and watched it blend beautifully!!!  That is when the real magic happens!  It is wonderful to watch :)

If you haven't tried this technique, you should give it a go!!  Here is the link to the challenge on SCS:

Thanks for looking!  Have a great day :)


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Merry Christmas Snowflake

I'm back with another super quick, clean and simple Christmas card.  I just picked up the new trim and score board by We R Memory Keepers today at my local LSS (Scrapdoodles) and couldn't wait to try it out.  Verdict?  I love it!!!  I scored some lines on the diagonal and then stamped my sentiment.  The brad in the center of the snowflake was colored using my alcohol inks.  The snowflakes were popped up.  I love the way it came out!

The score lines are very crisp and I love the cut of the blade too!  I love the fact that it is a trimmer AND a scoreboard!  Brilliant!  I will definitely be using this in my classes.  I have another day off from work tomorrow and I am hoping to get to play with my new e bosser!!!!


WRMK Christmas Cards

Happy hump day!!!  I was asked to do a guest design team post for Scrapdoodles (where I work and teach classes) and I decided to use the cute North Pole paper by We R Memory Keepers.  I love the colors and the fun patterns.  For the first card I made a poinsettia and kept it really simple.

The next card uses a tag that comes on one of the 12x12 sheets.  Again, keeping it simple and letting the paper do the work for me.  I added a green scalloped border under the sentiment and added a button and twine bow.  That panel is popped up.

The last card that I made uses another tag that comes on the 12x12 paper.  Again, I added some twine and popped the tag up!

Anyway, my craft room looks like the craft fairy threw up in here.  I seriously need to do some cleaning up before I tackle any more projects! 
I'll be back again soon with more Christmas cards to share with you.


paper:  WRMK and bazzill
ink:  versafine
twine and button from my stash

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Happy Holidays

Just popping on with a quick Christmas card that I made tonight.  I used my Tim Holtz embossing diffuser and an embossing folder!!  If you haven't tried this yet, you should.  I love the results!  Anyway, super quick, and super clean and simple, but I like how it turned out and I hope you do too!!

Busy, busy week for me and honestly, I don't know when it became almost the middle of November!!  I do want to just say thank you to all the veterans as today is Veterans day.  My hubby has been a Marine for over 30 years and I couldn't be prouder of him or his service to his country!!


Supplies:  embossing folder by darice
embossing diffuser by sizzix
stamp by PTI think big favorites # 8
silver ink by encore
red sequin
bazzill cs in peppermint and marshmallow

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Moxie Fab Blog Hop

This is my very first blog hop and today I am playing along with the Moxie Fab blog hop to say a huge thank you to Cath!!  She has been a huge part of the paper crafting world for a long time and she will be missed so much by so many people!!  I made a thank you card for her to show my appreciation for all she has done.  I wish you well Cath in all your future endevours!!

You should have arrived here from  N@Ali's blog and after here, you should head on over to Ginny's blog.

I can't wait to do some hopping today!!

paper:  lost & found record it by MME
butter mints by bazzill
rich cocoa memento luxe ink
clear embossing powder
maya road twine
Thanks for stopping by, sorry for the poor quality photo.  I was having technical issues!! 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

A Tweet Thank You

Hi there!  It is an absolutely beautiful fall day here in Virginia today.  My hubby and I went for a drive through the battlefields and took a little stroll on one of the trails.  Fall is my favorite season!!  I think I missed the peak of fall however as the colors were a little muted, but still lovely!

I have a little fall card to share with you today.  I used my October card kit from Simon Says Stamp which has some cute paper from Into The Woods by Lawn Fawn and a fun little stamp set called Giving Thanks.  I used some inka gold in copper to add some more color to the leaves.  I love how it looks.  I just put a dab on my craft mat and then spritzed it with water and colored the leaves!  Well, that's it for me today, I will be back soon with some more cards to share.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

marshmallow cs
into the woods paper by lawn fawn
giving thanks stamps by simon says stamp
potting soil archival ink
inka gold in copper