Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Happy Tilda Retirement card

Here's another retirement card that I made for a friend at BCBSKC. I found a similar easel/congratulations card yesterday as I was looking through some other blogs of people who make cards using Magnolia/Tilda stamps. I don't remember the card designer's name to give that person credit, but I did want to mention this wasn't my own design.

I used Happy Tilda. I know Judy is happy for the people who are retiring. Every single one of the folks retiring have put in many years in the IT department at BCBSKC.

The base of the card is brown cs and is 5 1/2 by 5 1/2. The other designer papers are from a Basic Grey paper pad.

Tilda was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics. Nestabilities were used to cut the circles. The Congratulations on your Retirement stamp is from Northwoods.

Good Times

I have a friend who is an employee at BCBSKC. She needed some retirement cards for a couple of retirements that will occur early next year.

This card uses a stamp set from Our Craft Lounge. I found this stamp set at the Our Craft Lounge display at the Scrap and Rubberstamp Expo in Las Vegas in October. I bought that set with making retirement cards in mind. I'm glad I did. Even though Archiver's carries Our Craft Lounge stamps sets, I have not seen this set at our local stores.
It is a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 card with a black card base. I used tropical breeze cs (4 x 5 1/4) for the next layer. I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored the image with copics. I used circle Nestabilities on the saying and the silver mirror paper. I cut a piece of black to represent the base of a crystal ball.

Inside the card on a piece of white card stock is the saying Congratulations on your Retirement. That stamp is from Northwoods.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tilda with gifts

I love Maggie's! In the current issue of the Magnolia magazine on page 33 is card using the Tilda with gifts stamp. I had previously made a card like it, but at that time I did not have the this Tilda stamp. I used a Betsy Blue Bell stamp from Penny Black and that card was done in reds like the one in the magazine.

When I got the Tilda with Gifts stamp, I knew I wanted to do a card in blue using it. I love the color blue and I love the blue paper from BoBunny so I knew I had to combine it and the stamp.

The card is 5 1/2 X 5 1/2. The base card is Night of Navy from SU. All other papers and the ribbon are from BoBunny. I stamped Tilda using Memento tuxedo black. The saying on the tag is from Impression Obsession.

Riley finds his tree

Two new cards for you today.

This first card was inspired by "Miss Boo" in the Riley and Company gallery on

It is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2. Riley was stamped using Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with Copics. I used E31, E33, E35 and E37 on Riley. The reds I used were R32 and R35. At this time, I don't remember the numbers of the greens.
The christmas tree paper is from K & Company. I used the snowflake embossing folder from Cuttlebug on the piece of white paper. I applied the embossed white cs and the christmas tree paper to a 4 X 5 1/4 piece of red cs and tied a white ribbon around it before applying those three pieces to the base white card. I used Nestabilites to cut both the scalloped circle and the regular round circle.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Birthday card using Wilma from Magnolia

One of my former BCBSKC co-workers let me know she needed a birthday card with a dog on it. I fell in love with Wilma when I saw her on the back cover of issue #5 Magnolia magazine.

I stamped Wilma using Memento Rich Cocoa brown ink. She was colored with copics. The Happy birthday stamp is from Stampendous. I put Icicle stickles on the rose. The designer paper is from Doodlebug and the green polka dot paper is from BoBunny.

Reideer Tilda

I'm hooked on images from Magnolia Stamps. I was inspired to make this card by a card on the back cover of the Magnolia issue #4.

I used the Reindeer Tilda stamp and the Christmas word stamp. The Christmas word stamp was stamped using Versacolor pine green ink. Tilda was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the pine branches and Hero Arts Poinsetta's. I used the new Scalloped, Lace edged Nestabilities. The Christmas Greetings stamps is from Stampendous.

Make N' Take

I had a successful craft fair yesterday at BCBSKC. I sold 86 cards and now I have to make more so that I can some ready for the next craft fair and also some for me to mail too.

Today I attended a make n' take at Scrapbook Page and this card is from that make n' take. The stamps are from Stampendous. The image was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Last Saturday make n' take

Finally for today, I posting a cute make n' take from Stamper's Ink from this past Saturday. I didn't get to the make n' take on Saturday, but I was lucky that Dolores at Stamper's Ink had made up some kits with the new cute Sophie on skates from the newest release of Riley stamps.

The card uses a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 white base. The green cs is from Prism. The pink snowflake paper is from BoBunny. The image was colored with Copics. YG06, YG03, and YG00 were used on Sopie's skating outfit. I used a Flourscent pink copic on Sopie's skates. I then added Stardust Stickles to Sopie's outfit and also to create the "ice". I think the "Holiday Wishes" is from Inkadinkado.

Retirement card

One of my former co-workers at BCBSKC has requested I make three retirement cards for her. Here is one of them. I used to stamps from Riley and Company. One of Riley caught up in a snowball reminded me how I felt sometimes while working :) The other image of Riley in a hammock indicates to me how retirement should be enjoyed.

Both images were stamped on white cs using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored both images using Copics. The other DP is from BoBunny. The sayings were computer generated.

I don't know which of the upcoming retirees from BCBSKC will get this card. However, I do hope they enjoy their retirement as much as I'm enjoying mine!

2nd of four

For those of you who don't know...I have become addicted to Magnolia stamps! This card was an idea I got from an Australian card magazine that featured some of the 2010 Christmas stamp line from Magnolia. I didn't have any gingham paper here at the house so last Saturday, I made a trip to my nearest Hobby Lobby store where I know they have some dp that is gingham.

The base card is white and is 5 1/2 X 5 1/2. The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with copics. The red ribbon and lacy white ribbon I had here at home. The flowers are some that were a "thank you" for purchasing some stamps from Magnolia online.

1st of four new card images today.

Finally, I figured out what my issue with the internet was...I needed a new cable modem. It's so good to be able to post things again. I tried to post via my cell phone, but that did not work. All I could post was title...a lot of good that did.
The first card today is a stamp image I purchased out in Las Vegas at the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo. The stamp is from a company called Stamp Oasis. When I saw it I thought it looked like a stamp of a Precious Moments figurine. I have a least one niece who collects Precious Moments figurines and I thought it would make a great Christmas card for her.

I used a basic white CS for the base card which is 4 1/4 X 5 1/2. I then used red card stock and some gold metallic cs I had on hand. The poinsetta flower is from Hero Arts. I used a punch to punch out the star and put a pearl in the middle of the star. I used scalloped and non scalloped ovals from Nestabilities. The image is colored with Copics.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Blue and Silvers

I'm currently on a blue and silver kick.
My first card today is one borne of trying to make the second card. I saw a similiar second card in the current issue of Take Ten magazine and wanted to make it. I thought the Cuttlebug ornament would be perfect for it, but it was too large. So not wanting to waste mirror paper, I created the first card.
The first card is 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 with a white cs base. I then used a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of blue shimmer paper. I then cut out a piece of silver mirror card stock. Over it I cut with a nestie a piece of white card stock. I then popped up the ornament a tied a piece a ribbon at the top of the ornament. Inside the card, I stamped "May your days be Merry and Bright" which is a stamp from Hero Arts.
As I said the second card is an idea I got from the current Take Ten magazine. I used a piece of grey core coordiantions card stock an ran it through a Cuttlebug embossing folder that has lots of ornaments on it. I then cut that card stock into strips and attached them to the base white cs. I used a Prickley Pear stamp for the ornament and stamped it with Versamark and then used Ranger Silver Tinsel embossing powder on it. I then adhered it to a piece of silver shimmer card stock. I added little gemstones on the card and stamped the same saying from Hero Arts.
For the third card, a friend of mine needed a Hanukkak card for next week. I saw a similar design at Archiver's, but I changed my card into an easel card. All stamps are from Northwoods. The small Stars of David were stamped in Royal Blue Versacolor ink. The large Star of David was stamped with Versamark and I used Silver Tinsel embossing powder on it and the saying "Happy Hanukkak".
I wish all my friends and family a happy Thanksgiving. I'm truly blessed to know all of you.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Last minute prep for craft show on Saturday

I didn't get to make many cards yesterday as I had an appointment for a CT Scan yesterday morning at 10. I had to get to Shawnee Mission Medical Center to drink some nasty tasting concoction at 8 a.m. Luckily it wasn't that bad tasting and they did give me 90 minutes to drink 32 oz. of the stuff. I still had to have a IV put in my hand so that the test could be done with contract and without contrast. So I didn't get away from the hospital until almost 10:30 a.m.

I also got a call from my OB-GYN who ordered the CT Scan that my quarterly pap was clear. It's now been 18 1/2 months since my hysterecomy due to Uterian cancer. With God's grace the scan results will also be clear too.

After that I headed over to Street Car Named Desire to join current and other retired employees from Blue Cross for lunch. It's always to good to visit with my BCBSKC family and I love getting with them on a monthly basis.

Today is going to be hectic as I complete cutting out paper for two make n' takes that I will have my booth at St. Patrick's Catholic Church parish hall tomorrow from 9 to 4. I also have to make a total of five cards for an item to be donated to an auction to raise funds for their school.

The card above will be one of the make n' takes at the craft fair. I'll have one more and if I can time later today, I'll post it. The make n' takes will be $2.00 each and will include an envelope.

The card is a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 white cs base. I then layered a 4 X 5 1/4 red cs from Stampin Up (red riding hood). The green Christmas tree paper is from K & Company and it's deminisons are 3 3/4 X 5. All the stamped images are from Our Craft Lounge. They were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.

Have a blessed day everyone!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Riley's first Thanksgiving

Yesterday, I attended a quick card class at Stamper's Ink. They had a teepee card made with Native American Riley. However, I needed another Thanksgiving card so I brought the makings of that card home with me and created the above card.

Both Riley images were stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics. The Happy Thanksgiving image is from Our Daily Bread. Oval Nestabilities were used to cut out the shapes for the Riley images and a corner rounder was used on the papers with "Happy Thanksgiving". The black and yellow cardstock triangles were embossed with CB folder Swiss Dots. The dotted red paper and the plain red is the front and back of some Bo Bunny cs.

I'm looking forward to later today as I'm heading back by Stamper's Ink as today is the new "Holiday" release for Riley. I've seen some really cute cards on the Riley online site and on Splitcoast where the design team has been busy using the new images.

Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Card for Liz's mother

Several of you know my best friend Liz. Her 86 year old mother fell at her retirment home on Sunday and broke her ankle. It took three hours of surgery at NKC hospital on Monday to repair her shattered ankle. Her mother is looking at six long weeks of rehab. We're asking for prayers for Liz's mother and her family as they go through this crisis.

I made the above card for her just a few minutes ago. It's a stamp that I bought Friday evening at Stamper's Ink. It was in LouAnn Hale's trunk show (stamp n plus)...even though there wasn't any iris folding on the card.

I used a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 white card stock base. the patterned paper is from K & Company. The silver paper is some that I had in my stash. I added some glitter domes in the upper right hand corner.

Indian Corn Thanksgiving

The stamp used on this card is from Just Rite Stampers. I used Memento Rich Cocoa to stamp the image and used Copics to color the image. The base card is white cs. The embossed brown paper and the flocked pumpkin paper are from a paper pack from a company called GCD. Happy Thanksgiving was stamped inside the card. I added Stardust stickles to the bow on the stamped image.

Thanksgiving card from Stampendous

I fell in love with this stamp from Stampendous and had to make this as a Thanksgiving card. I stamped the image using Memento Rich Cocoa. I used Copics to color the image. The solid CS are Bazzil cs. The polka dot paper which I used a Nestability to create the pumpkins, is from Bo Bunny. Happy Thanksgiving was stamped on the inside of the card. The glittered leaf brads were bought at Hobby Lobby.

Iris folding - Blue

Of the three Iris Folding classes taught this past weekend at Stamper's Ink, I believe these three card were my favorites...of course I'm partial to Blue!

Iris Folding - Brown

This picture are of the cards that we did in the third Iris Folding class this weekend at Stamper's Ink taught by LouAnn Hale.

The card with the maple leaf was changed as I needed a Thanksgiving card so I substituted Pilgram Riley for Raking leaves Riley.

Monday, November 15, 2010

I bought the new issue of Card Creations magazine yesterday. I found two designs that I really liked and as usual, found a way to make them my own.

The candle card is a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I used yellow Stickles on the candle flames and added a bronze rhinestone on some of the candles. I used red ribbon that I purchased at JoAnn's yesterday. I also purchased the tag that is on the card, but I did stamp the "Wish Big" on the tag. That sentiment is from a birthday set from Friskars.

The other card in this post was so simple. I used some silver DMC floss to make the "utility lines". I used a Heartland Creations Nestability to cut the cardinal shape. I added a black gemstone for the cardinal eye. I also added three heart shaped gemstones to the left hand side of the card. The stamped image "A little birdie told me" is from a Hero Arts set. I put inside the card another stamped image from that same set that says "you're special".

Both cards are 4 1/4 by 5 1/2. The green base card stock in the candle card is from Hero Hues collection. The white cs on both cards are from my stash of white cards stock.

Have a blessed day!

Betsy Bluebell Christmas

On Friday, I bought the winter issue of the Magnolia magazine. I fell in love with a card design in that magazine, but I didn't have the "Tilda" stamp that was used. I knew I had a Betsy Bluebell stamp that was similiar so I made this card.

I used a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch brown card base. The designer paper is from BoBunny. I think the ribbon was from Doodlebug. I used the small Fleur De Lis Shapeability by Spellfinders and cut two of those shapes. I then cut them in half and pop them up in each corner and added a pearl.

I made the tag and stamped "Merry Christmas". That stamp company is unknown. I added three gemstones from Hero Arts to the tag.

The individuals who have their works published in the Magnolia magazine are definitely artists. I only hope to be blessed by copying some their designs or to be inspired to tweak their designs in some way to make the design unique to me.
Have a blessed day!

Iris Folding

It was a fun weekend of card making. On Friday evening I took a class at Stamper's Ink in Iris Folding. I also attended two more classes on Saturday in this techniques. I'm sure others that attended all three classes like me are no longer intimidated by this technique.

This first picture are the cards from Friday night. Everything we did was in red. The shadows on the red dress card are from the roses. I didn't realize that I had popped them up so much with the 3D dots I used, that they casted a shadow when I took the picture.

Pictures from Saturday's classes will be coming as I have a card from each class to finish up. The iris folding was completed; however, I still have finishing touches to put on one card from each class.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Aren't the above cards beautiful? These four cards were in this morning's inside/outside card class at Stamper's Ink.
It's not often anymore I learn a new technique at a class, but I did with the "Give Thanks" card. I've never used a product called Perfect Pearls. We stamped the leaves with versamark and then using a make-up brush we circled the different colors of perfect pearls onto the leaves and then bonded the ink to the paper with hairspray. I think I'll have to replicate that card for my Thanksgiving cards.
The picture of the green card here does not do that card justice. It was a lot of work, but the results are so beautiful. I'm going to have to play around with that one too as I have so many stamps that would look cool in the middle of that Nestie die cut. Whatever I decide to do, it will have to elegant as shimmer paper almost demands something elegant.
Have a blessed evening everyone.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Mojo and Sanata Card

I came up with this idea a little while ago for the Santa card. Mojo was on top of my patio table soaking up the sun and I decided to include him in the picture. It's hard to believe it's in the 70's on November 9th, but Mojo is definitely taking advantage of the nice weather.
The card base is white cs with a piece of 5 1/4 by 4 piece of Red Riding Hood SU paper. To the red cs I've added a belt sticker from Stampendous. I stamped in black the word Believe below the belt buckle. The Santa image is from Stampin Up. I colored Santa's face with E00 and E02 Copics. Santa's hat was colored with R35 and R37 copic markers. I then add red Sparkly fluff to the hat and white Sparkly fluff to Santa's hat.

The above cute cards are from a kit I bought at Scrapbook Page last week. These designs are by Julie Case who teaches Copic coloring classes at the "Page". Since I didn't attend the August class, I had to improvise on some of the cards as I didn't have the exact same stamps or punches. "Just floating by to say Hi" and "Bee happy" are two of my stamps that I used.
On the "Sending you a cup of love card", I didn't have a heart border punch so I used one of my bordabilities and added dew drops.
These five cards will be for sale at the St. Patrick's Catholic parish craft sale on Saturday, November 20th from 9 to 4. Lots more cards to make so I go to make more.
Have a blessed day!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Yesterday I posted a baby boy card for my niece Amber who should be having her 2nd child any day now. Of course I had to reproduce that baby boy card for the craft show that I'm going to be at later this month. So then I had to make a little girl card. I had bought this baby Tilda stamp last week. As I rummaged through my papers I discovered I didn't have any paper appropriate for a baby girl. Darn that means I had to make a shopping trip to JoAnn's. I found the above paper in a pack of paper from DCWV called Nana's nursery.
The base card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 and is white cs. I then added a 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 piece of brown card stock and then started layering the papers. Tilda is stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored with Copics. I added white Sparkly Fluff to the wings.
Hopefully someone who will be at the craft show on November 20th at St. Patrick's will want to purchase this sweet baby girl card!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Baby card

My niece Amber is due almost any day now with her second little boy. I've got to get her gift mailed and I made this cute little card for her and her new little one. The stamp image is from Stamp Oasis. It's a stamp that I purchased in Las Vegas at the Rubber Stamp Expo. I stamped the image using Memento ink and then colored the image with Copic markers. For the horse's mane, I used Dark brown flocking to add texture to the image.
Amber this card and two cute little outfits will be sent to you tomorrow. Just have to get myself up to the post office tomorrow to mail them. At least there's nothing else on my agenda tomorrow. Love ya!

Such a simple card

I know some of you have been to my house and you know I buy every card magazine that comes out. Paper Crafts Magazine has a similiar card in the current issue. I found this lovely ribbon in my stash. I also found the "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas" stamp on a clear set by Recollections that I found at Michaels. I used the Provocraft Cuttlebug Holly folder to emboss the silver shimmer cs. I used silver embossing power on the Holly Jolly image. This card is so simple and fast. It will be one that will definitely be for sale for $2.00 at the craft show on November 20th.

Snowflakes in the moonlight.

The stamps used are from Our Craft Lounge. I stamped the snowflakes and tree images using Versamark Ink and then used Snowflake embossing powder from Ranger. I then used Dusty Concord Distress Ink and Broken China Distress Ink and sponged it around the trees and the snow flakes. This color combination of purple and blue was found in an Australian card making magazine that I purchased this week from Stamper's Ink. The purple and blue papers are the polka dot papers from Bo Bunny.

Heartfelt Creations Faith is

One of my favorite stamp companies is Heartfelt Creations. I first discovered Heartfelt Creations at the Las Vegas Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook expo in 2007. I purposely seek them out at any show where they may be present and their designers are excellent. I had the pleasure of working their booth at a show in Independence in 2008.

This is one of their designs that I fell in love with in Las Vegas. The scalloped border and butterly are from a Nestability set that Spellbinders did for them. They have so many other die sets too so you'll be seeing more cards here on my blog from their stamps and dies. I have also discovered that Scrapbook Workshoppe in Blue Springs has also began to sell their stamps and dies.

I do love their stamps as they do a lot of bible verses and faith related designs.

Picture of Christmas Card 1 class cards from Stamper's Ink

As some of you know, I went out to Las Vegas for the Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo. It was held in Las Vegas over the Halloween weekend. Las Vegas and the expo were a blast. I had so much fun. Came home with tired feet, but lots of wonderful stamps and card ideas.

Ever since I've been back to KC I've been making cards like crazy. I will be a vendor selling my cards at the St. Patrick Catholic school here in Kansas City, Kansas on Saturday, November 20th. I'll be reminding everyone about the craft show as we get closer.
This first picture is of six cards that I made at a class last week at Stamper's Ink. These were from the Christmas Card 1 class. Some of them were so simple that I know I'll make more for the craft show.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Before I head to Las Vegas later today, I thought I would post two recent cards that I made. On Monday evening I went to Archiver's for their Holiday card showcase. These two cards were inspired by two cards in the showcase. Lots of cool ideas and I'm sure more card ideas from the show case will show up here on my blog.
Both the stocking stamp and tree stamps are from Hero Arts. The "O Holy Night" on the blue card is from Northwoods.
The stocking cards was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with copics. I went around the edge of the white card stock with a Krylon gold pen.
The technique used on the tree card is a fun one. First you stamp your image on to white card stock using embossing ink. Then sprinkle clear embossing powder over the image and then heat set. After that I used two Ranger distressed inks (chipped sapphire and broken china) with a Ranger dabbing tool around the trees. I then wipe off the access ink and of course it does not stay on the embossed image. I also used the same technique on the piece of paper with O Holy Night image. I edged both stamped pieces with a Krylon silver pen. I love the blue and silver combination.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Aren't these just the cutest cards. The little girls are from a clear stamp set by Penny Black called Betsy Bluebell. These four cards were designed by Julie Case who had a Copic 102 class this morning at Scrapbook page. Our focus today was how to color all different hair colors.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Trick or Treat Recycle

Last April at Stamper's Ink used stamp sale, I purchased several packets of cards that were used as class samples or were on sample boards from stamp companies. Many of the cards were stuck together, but with some loving care they can be recycled into a different card.

In the packed of cards, was the tag with the trick or treat colored image and ribbons. I made an A2 purple card base. I had the polka dot paper in my Halloween stash of papers. I distressed the edges and also added Black Soot Distress Ink from Ranger around the edges of the paper. I then glued the tag to the polka dot paper. I'm pretty sure that pumpkin image and candy corn image are from Northwoods stamp company.

I saw a similar card made on I rounded the corners of the designer papers, orange cards stock, and the card stock with the stamped image. The image is from Inkadinkado. I added black Sparkly Fluff from Craft Lounge to the cape. The rest of the image has been colored with copics. This card will be in the mail tomorrow to a friend of mine that loves cats.

Make n Take

This was one of the make n' takes yesterday at Stamper's Ink. Of course I had to add emblishments to make the card unique to me. I added black Stickles to the spider in the upper left hand corner. I then added the five gems at the bottom of the card. I also had some smaller black gems that I used for eyes and mouth on the pumpkin that had those round features. The pumpkins stamp is from Northwoods. I'm not sure of the company that produced the spider or the "Happy Halloweenie" image. This card will be in the mail tomorrow to a friend or family member.

Whew I've finished my Halloween cards and two birthday cards that I will be sending or delivering in the next few days.
This post features two cards that I made for my great nieces, Payton and Paige. These two girls are celebrating their first birthday today. A year ago they were born several weeks premature. But God provided a miracle and those two precious girls are turning one.

There's no stamping on these two cards. I dry embossed the cupcake image which is from Sissix and then used chalks to color the image. I also had to add Stickles Star Dust to the candle flame and to the frosting on the cup cakes.

Friday, October 22, 2010

New Rileys

Last month Riley and Company introduced new Riley stamps. Here are two cards that I made using two of the new stamps.

The indian chief Riley card is a make 'n take that was at Stamper's Ink a couple of weeks ago. I love it. At the time the card was designed, the KC Chiefs were 3-0. One of the techniques I love on this card is taking a double sided tape and applying glitter to it.

The Riley in pumpkin card is take off on another make 'n take that was at Stamper's Ink. The card at the make n' take was finished as the pumpking. Instead I took the pumpkin and placed on some fall leaf paper that I have in my stash and added ribbon to the bottom.

Both cards were stamped used Rich Cocoa Memento ink and colored with Copics.
Have a blessed day!

Tilda and ornament.

I'm finally home for a few days and am able to begin making cards. This card was fun to make especially since I'll love all shades of blue. I'm using a plain white card base. I used a piece of Night of Navy Stampin' Up cardstock (4 x 5 1/4) that I ran through a Cuttlebug embossing folder that has ornaments on it. The designer paper circle is from BoBunny. The stamp is from Magnolia stamps. I stamped it using Rich Cocoa Memento ink and colored the image using Copics. Tilda has been popped up. The Merry Christmas sentiment is from Flourishes. I added some Icicle stickles to Tilda (on the lace on her clothes), to the ornament she is holding, and to the dry embossed ornaments. Enjoy.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Scrapfest News

I had a blast at Scrapfest. I attended seven workshops and I loved every single one. I'm featuring today one card that I did at Scrapfest. The stamps are from Northwoods. The company owner, Pat Niemuth, led the workshop called It's the Most Wonderful Time of the year. The card I'm featuring has the three snowmen on it and Happy Holidays (bottom card).

Pat gave us one tip for embossing. Mix black embossing powder and clear embossing powder together. This lessens the amount black flecks of embossing powder on your paper.

Of course I just had to have these adorable snowmen. Attached is a card that I completed this morning with two of those three snowmen. I let the colors of Bo Bunny designer paper drive my color choices of Copic Markers. I added some tear drops to the tree on the paper and underneath Snowbody like you message are three dew drops. The saying, Snowbody like you, is a stamp from Unity Stamp company. I'm hoping to get more cards done today and also update this blog with more of the projects I did at Scrapfest.

Have a blessed day everyone.

Monday, September 13, 2010

This past Saturday, I took the new Hero Arts Holiday card class at Archivers up north. Here are the four cards I did. I have the stamp sets and ink that were used on the cards. However, no one here in KC has the Ranger Bridal embossing powder. Neither Archiver's or several of the others stores in the area have the Bridal embossing powder that's was used on the blue card. Hopefully, when I head to Scrapfest on Thursday, the Archiver's at the Mall of America will have it. I will change that card to say Merry Christmas instead of Season's Greetings as I prefer that saying.