Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Magnolia, and the Disaster that is my space!

Just a quick post. I did a little Magnolia card. I just couldn't resist taking a break from craft show prep to play with her. She is stamped on watercolor paper, masked and the SU French script is stamped over. Image was colored using Tombow and SU markers then brushed with water to blend. Riveting was used to make the seal. Little lamp is Magnolia, and hearts are from a punch with stickles added to it and the light of the lamp. Copper Tattered Angel Shimmer mist was added to the whole. CS is So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Real Red and Au Cerise DP. Ribbon is unknown Organdy with Satin.
Pictured above is the disaster that is my space. It is a miracle that I can work here. Believe it or not it is cleaned up every evening and over the course of my work time becomes this again!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Fast Post

Well, I am one week away from my craft show. Needless to say I am working like a mad woman. Thankfully I remembered that I had a card I had not posted, so I am doing it now. Will try to post this week, but no promises. Room a disaster, cards and projects everywhere, think I am lost in here............not sure. This card was a Inkadinkadoo image ( think that's the company name). CS is Sage and Caramel, DP is Grettel Cosmo Cricket. Quickutz swirl, Swavorski crystals, Spellbinder Nestabilities, May Art ribbon, Glimmer mist in Copper. Thanks and so sorry for posting inconsistently.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Burlesque Deer

Sorry have not been on in a while, unfortunately I had a large class at the library on Thursday, stampers club Friday and was sick over the weekend. Still sick, but was sick of not being able to stamp. So here is my card for today hee, hee. It is a joint venture between my husband and I. When I showed him my last deer card he suggested putting in a pole for a strip tease deer. I laughed and pooh-poohed the idea. The as I was humming this song on Monday Santa Baby I decided it would be fun after all to do the card with a more tasteful Burlesque deer doing a private showing for her partner. Hope you like, I had a lot of fun with it.
Images are CCdesigns from All That Scraps. Baby wording is Karen Foster Snap Stamps. Paper is SU Cool Caribbean, Cranberry and Thyme from last years in-color line. DP is Figgy Pudding from Basic Grey and image is stamped on Poison Ivory shimmer CS. Image is colored with Copic Markers and the whole of the card is distressed with Ranger Distress inks in Blue Jean, and Tea Dye. Thyme ribbon was used, Olivia Cuttlebug Alphabet for the Santa, and little bells for embellishment. Oh ya, pole was hand drawn after masking the deers arm.
Thanks so much and have a great day!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Stamper Club project 2 of 3

I realize of course that this may not be terrible exciting to ya'll, but its all I have to show at the moment. These are two of the projects for stampers club. The 3-D is not here at the moment because it does not yet exist. I kept procrastinating wanting to play with other stuff and now must pay the piper. I am scrambling to come up with the last design lol. Oh well, I'm sure I will pull a rabbit out of my hat. These projects all feature a element of working with paper. Paper Piecing and Torn Paper techniques. Well ta-ta, in a rush, hopefully something more exciting to show you later.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

CCdesigns Reindeer Games

Just a quick stop in to upload one of my more recent cards. I'm presently preparing for a couple Classes and Club's and don't have much time to write. This is a card using the CCdesigns Reindeer Games set. They are so cute and so much fun to work with. I kept the design simple and un-cluttered to showcase the image more. Card stock is Confetti Cream, Pomegranate, and SU shimmer white CS. Image is colored in with Copic Markers and highlighted with Spica Glitter pens in Red, Gold and Clear. Christmas ball border is embossed with SU glitter embossing pwd. Lettering is Cuttlebug Olivia, and distressing is done with Ranger Distress ink in Tea Dye. Cheerio and have a great day!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

I had done the past few cards all at once the other night, and am posting them one at a time. This is a card done once again in a more Euro style. Can you tell I love the style? If you are tired with it it, well I apologize, but its what I feel like doing lately lol. The image is a Hanglar stamp from last Christmas, greeting is SU Riveting. Paper is Caramel, Real Red and Au Cerise DP and Cryogenic White shimmer CS. Embellishments are Prima, rhinestone brad and Quickutz swirls. Image is colored with Prisma's, Faber and Castel and odorless spirits. Ultra fine glitter is used to highlight the image from Art Institute glitter. Please enjoy and have a great night.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Keeping it simple

I decided to keep today's card simple, letting the image stand alone. I just love lockhart stamps, I find they need very little to be shown to their best advantage.
stamps: Lockhart
Ink: Memory black ink, Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink
Paper: Arturo White paper, Poison Ivory Shimmer CS, Ballet Blue CS
Other: Nestability rectangle and scallop rectangle, SU pretties kit, Tombow and SU water based markers, Spica glitter pens in clear and blue, Stickles Diamond, Ribbon through swap with Texas Jody Lynn.
Thanks so much and have a great evening.

Friday, November 09, 2007


At long last I am having the opportunity to post the Magnolia projects which I have been working on. One of my greatest inspirations for these stamps is the very talented Inge who is on the Magnolia design team. She has so many great cards with these stamps. If you haven't tried them out then by all means click on the link in my shopping section and go to their site. It is not hard to navigate, and they will invoice you with a total within a week. Shipping is also very reasonable. For this project I created another DVD pencil tin. The one I did for my daughter turned out so nice that I decided to do another for myself. Whenever I travel somewhere I always bring some of my daughters schooling and I am always in need of my own pens, pencils and erasers.
stamps: Magnolia, SU stamp of authenticity
Paper: Creamy Caramel, Blue Bayou, Real Red, Vanilla, watercolor paper 140lbs, shimmer CS white
Ink: Ranger distress ink in Tea Dye and Vintage, Memory ink
Other: Re-inkers, watercolor brushes, SU markers, quickutz die, Nestability scallop rectangle, stickles, crystal effects, Spica glitter pen
The box was very straight forward to make. Basically it was colored, positioned, adhered and sparkled and shined up.
thanks for coming by and have a great night!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Hooray to new Christmas stamps!

I was so excited when I opened my mailbox and found this great new set from CCdesigns that will soon be released! They are just so adorable and fun to work with. I love the fact that they have these adorable little candy's to accessorize. There are a whole bunch of fun little sayings and so many extras that the possibilities are endless. I think that I am the most excited about this set. My first card is done in in Soft Sky, Real Red, Whisper White and Natural Ivory and Poison Ivory shimmer CS. Image was stamped using masking, and colored in with Copic Markers and the Airbrush system. Spica glitter pens were used to highlight portions. Ribbon is SU Old Olive, and all stamps are CCdesigns.
My next card has the image stamped on Watercolor paper. CS is River Rock, Chocolate Chip, and Basic Grey Fruitcake DP. Image was created with masking and colored in with re-inkers. Glitter was applied to different jellies. Glitter is all Art Institute Glitter in different colors. Crystal effects was applied to the tops of chocolates to simulate the ganash that is at the top of a truffle. Ribbon is May Art and all stamps are CCdesigns.

Lastly this box was created from the template on Flaxy Chick's Blog. I didn't quite get the template to work so I tweaked it to make a tab to join the sides without a gap. CS is Kraft CS, Real Red, Au Cerise DP and Poison Ivory shimmer CS. The panels of the image were cut with the Wizard Nestablilities. Image was colored with Copic Markers, Airbrush system. White applique or puffy white stuff ( can't think of the proper name) was used for the Santa hat and a candy cane was popped on the hand and highlighted with diamond stickles. Ribbon is May Art and all stamps are CCDesigns.