Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New card

Here is the latest card I made.

I think I really like this one! The base is Core'dnations. I used the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder and sanded it. I then stamped it with swirls from a Stampin' Up! set and embossed them. For the panel, I stamped the word Love and embossed that with some shiny embossing powder three or four times. I then sprayed the panel with some Glimmer Mist. The brackets are from my stash, can't remember where they came from. The ribbon and brads are also from my stash.

My cards are usually really clean and simple, I really like this shabby look!

Here is another card that I made recently. I ran the image panel through the Cuttlebug using the Floral Fantasy embossing folder and inked the edges. I stamped the flowers three times, colored them with copics and cut them out. I attached some little pearl bling to the flowers and used Stickles on the flowers without the pearls. I used Glossy Accents on the leaves and the butterfly {that I also colored copics}. I used Stickles on the butterfly also. I used some jewelry wire to make the antenna for the butterfly. I stamped and embossed Hello and the leaves on a Spellbinder's oval that I cut out and popped up.

The weather is back to FRIGID. We had a few nice warm days and the snow was gone. We wake up today to more snow and very cold temps! It is suppose to be very cold for the rest of the week....ugh! I am so ready for Spring.

Well that is enough for tonight! Have a great night!


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I have been busy trying to find ways to use the foam sheets my son gave me. He works in a paper factory and brought me a LOT for foam sheets {these sheets are thinner than fun foam}. I have cut some down to 12"x12" to use on my Gazelle. The scraps from cutting them down, I have used to make my own foam alphas! I am loving this because I can customize my alpha sets to my needs! For instants, my DD's name is Amanda, so I am always running out of the letter "A". When making my own sets I know I need to make a lot of the letter "A". I'm sure you get the gist of this...LOL!

I also found a pattern online {can't remember where} for crocheted flowers, so have been making them also. I had a minor surgery on my toe, so have been laid up for the last week or so and needed something creative to do while lying on the couch!

I did get a card done that I will try and post tomorrow. I think I have another Christmas card to post, will look and see.

This is the Christmas card I made for my DS and his new wife. I seen this image and thought of them! This image is from Digital Ink Co. Isn't it just adorable??!! I colored it with copics, I used homemade flower soft {Holly Young made a video on her blog about this! Very cool!}, and sprinkled embossing powder over it to look like it was snowing! I think the PP is DCWV and the ribbon is from my stash. I use Gina K's Luxury CS to stamp and color on. Of the different papers I have tried, I like this one the best when coloring!

Also, check out some of the blog candy listed in my sidebar. I am pretty sure some of them end in the next day or two.

Okay, will try to post my homemade fonts and flowers and my card tomorrow!

Have a great night!