Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I am loving this set!

Next time I use this set I think I will do the center of the flower a different color; I still like how this turned out.

Ink Baja Breezes, Not quite navy, old olive, river rock.

I made the ribbon using white ribbon and I rubbed it in Not quite navy.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Inspried by Nature

Ink: So saffron, basic black, More mustard, Tangerine Tango
C.S.: So Saffron, basic black, Tangerine Tango
Stamp Set: Inspired by Nature

Monday, December 29, 2008

Good bye Christmas Cards!

So fun to stamp something other than Christmas. I love doing Christmas cards but after 40 to 50, I am ready to move on.
I bought this stamp set in November and this is the first time using it. For this card I brayed Soft sky first that I brayered Baja Breezes on the lover half and then used a sponge around the edges. I then sponged a little more with Not Quite navy. The grass is stamped with Not Quite Navy. The stamp set is Inspired by Nature.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Let it snow!

I pulled out my paints and paint brushes for this one. You can buy a canvas at the dollar store for a dollar, I think they are about 8X10. It was fun to paint again, release some creative juices into over areas. I have a really hard time painting anything without seeing a picture. I would really like to get out of the box and start creating. Maybe that will be my New Years resolution.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

One last card before Christmas! Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, full of the love of Jesus!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Canvus stamp a must have!!!!!!!!!!

If you don't have the canvas background stamp, get it! Seriously it is a must have, I have used mine over and over again, it is my very loved background set.
Other must haves:

With Gratitude ( leaves )
Bronc Buster ( horse, I love this set, I use it often when making male cards)
Wonderful words
Baby Jesus is Born

There are others that I love also but these are my favorites. You would be surprised at how many people frantically look for these sets after they retire. So if there is something that you think you should get, there is no better time then now. Free shipping, and 10% off of all retired sets, until Dec 23, I will put my order in on the 22nd.

Having fun!

I love making cards that I don't have to mail. If the envelope is to thick or too heavy the post office charges twice as much for postage. So I have learned the hard way, that when you are making over 20 cards they should be simple without a lot of layers or embellishments. So now I can have a little fun. For the snow effect I used liquid appliqué.

On Angel wings

This is also a well loved Christmas set. For this card I used:

Paper: Bravo burgundy,Brushed gold, and whisper white
Ink: Gold and versa mark
Accessories: Gold stretchy cord and I sprayed the entire card with gold glitter, you can find this product at Wal-mart in the craft section, it is just called "Spray Glitter".

Flaky Friends

For this card I used the designer Christmas paper in the Holiday mini. This has been the most used stamping set. My next favorite, which I haven't bought, YET, would be the Holiday Lineup in the fall and winter 2008 catty; so cute!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Teacher and friend gifts

My 11 year old daughter makes the best toffee, so we took about four hours yesterday making toffee and then I spent the day today packaging them. I used the pillow box die cut, with a window sheet. We made about 30 with toffee to spare.

Christmas Cards!

Well, it has been a long time since I posted. I made 7 calendars for Christmas presents, this took about one month. Everybody loves getting them and I think it is one of those things that once you start you can never stop.
Anyways here is the main Christmas cards that I did this year. This is a combination of several different cards that I saw on
I cut the oval with my coluzzle cutting system. I stamped the skaters and then colored them in with my versa marker, and then clear embossed them.

I used the brayer to create the mirror image. Sorry I am really bad at doing tutorials they require a lot of time and I admire those who take the time one of my favorite blogs is Zindorf, There is a link under my fav. blogs.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

On Angel wings

I love this set! I think I am hooked on the resist tech. I find that it is better to stamp the Angel in Versamark then the black, then emboss with clear. If you miss this step when you go over the image with the versa marker the black tends to blead. the first color that I rubbed on was soft sky, then pacific point and then night of navy around the edges.

In the Spotlight

I love the look of black with red, I also made this same card with tempting turquoise instead of red and that was really nice also.
I stamped the background with white craft ink and the tres chic stamp. Then I stamped the flowers with versa mark and embossed with heat n stick. I then added the red chunky glitter and reheated the flowers, this keeps the glitter more secure.

The flight of the butterfly

This is my first attempt with this set. I wanted to do a card with no layering or ribbon. I started with white CS then I embossed with crystal clear. I then rubbed streaks of pink pirouette and pretty in pink across the CS. I punch two holes with my circle punches and then stamped some images with Chocolate chip.

Tea anyone!

I have to be honest, I bought the tea because I loved the design and thought it would make a great card.

I love the new SU colors! I used Tangerine tango and pacific point on this card. I first stamped, with versamark on the white CS then embossed with crystal effects. Then I rubbed river rock with a sponge over the whole card. Then I rubbed Tangerine Tango along the bottom.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I made this card using the "Zindorf technique" I know she didn't create the technique but she sure has inspired me with amazing detailed posts. Check out her blog, it is a must, there is a link in the bottom right corner.

Stamp set: winter post
colors: sky blue, Not quite navy and SU markers.
Accessories: Big shot and snowflake die, also versa marker and crystal clear embossing powder. I also used the versa marker here and there on the snow and then sprinkled with iridescent ice. The snow flakes also have iridescent ice on them as well.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I am back!

Well I took a break from the blogging world but I couldn't stay away. I love to create and inspire others. I will dare to be fabulous! I hope you enjoy what I bring to the blogging world.