Saturday, October 25, 2014

Peaceful Trees

Hello Again!  Back with another Christmas card.  I think I am getting a good jump on them this year.  But, I also must remember to mail my Halloween cards on Monday!  Ha!

Today's card will be entered into the Stamp TV Challenge, Christmas Comes Early and the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, Get Crafty And Use Kraft.

Totally inspired by Pinterest, egads I could lose days over at that site.....probably already have!  I cut 2 triangles out of Kraft card stock and ran them through my little handy dandy corrugator, changing the angle for each one.  Decorated one with Adhesive Pearls and the other with a bit of white ribbon.  Punched out a wonky star with a Sizzix die, also topped with an Adhesive Pearl.  The sentiment is from Gina K Designs, Vintage Borders stamp set, which is embossed in gold powder.  Swiss Dots Embossing Folder for added texture and some thin Jute Twine.  A great rustic flavor to this card.  
Glad you popped on in!  Thanks so much!

Winter Wings

Good Morning!

Today's card will be entered into the Stamp TV Challenge, Christmas Comes Early and the Simon Says Monday Challenge, Anything Goes!

The stamp sets I used are Winter Wings and Winter Wonderland by Gina K Designs.  I stamped a border of pine needles first, then the bird, then the sentiment.  The pine needles were colored with Copic Markers, as were the bird and branch images, and then I added a little white glitter to the outside edges to mimic snow, you can actually see some it in the photo....ha....that's a first!  A bit of ribbon for contrast and a bunch of 'randomly' tossed red sequins were added to fill the negative space....too much white open space! 
I do love Red Cardinals, they are my most favorite bird evaaaaaaah!  ;)
Thanks for coming by!

Friday, October 24, 2014

I Love My Layers!

Good afternoon!  Another card for you today.  This one will be entered into the Challenge over at the Mod Squad, It's My Favorite.....hosted by one of MY favorites, Judy WoodlandAND the Challenge over at  Simon Says MondayAnything Goes!

In case you can't figure out what MY favorite may be, it's layers.....lots and lots of layers!  This particular card has 7 layers, mmmmm isn't there a 7 layer dip recipe?  lol  I used the Flourishes stamp sets, Holiday Topiaries and That's A Wrap!.  Lots of Holiday Designer Papers, although that red holly one reminds me of camouflage, not sure I dig that.   Image colored with Copic Markers and a Sakura Glitter Pen was added to the berries.  The Adhesive Pearls were also colored with the Copics.   And a wee bit of red ribbon for an accent.  The Topiary was fussy cut out.  EK Success Border Punch used on the inside.
A simple card, one that will easily mail, maybe no extra that!
Thanks for stopping by!

Only Hearts Can Build A Home

 Good afternoon!  Happy Friday to you all. 

Today's card will be entered into Challenge over at CASology, Home

I used 2 stamps sets from Gina K Designs, Home Is and Stamp It Big!  Love the big bold house, it is really BIG!    Image colored with Copic Markers and fussy cut out.  I added a row of Adhesive Rhinestones and lots of Stickles to the heart.  Super bright, super BIG, super clean and simple.....and I love it!
That is all!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Recessed Window

Hello Again!  This card, which I just had to share, is my 1600th card loaded on to My Gallery At Stamp TV.  WHAHOO!!!  For those of you about to ask, yeah I do not have a life!  lol  I just love to make cards.  And one of the great things about my little obsession is, I SEND 90% of them out too!  Yay me!  I love mail, I love getting mail, I love sending mail and I hope all that receive my cards love getting them too!  Okay enough blowing my own horn!

This card was made for the October Release Party Challenge at Stamp TV, to make a Recessed Card.  I will also be entering it into the Simon Says Monday Challenge, Anything Goes.

I was on Pinterest yesterday and saw this Gorgeous card, thought I would use it as inspiration, clicked on it and arrived at the Blog for instructions.  I was surprised when I recognized the author, Theresa Momber.  You will find her beautiful card there and her easy to use instructions!  That post was from 2009, and it's still valuable today, 5 years later.   WOW!!!

Here is my creation: 
I used the Gina K Designs stamp sets Stamper's Favorites, Take Flight, Tropical Leaves.  I really like this recessed window design, I think I have made one before, it has so much depth.   Adhesive Rhinestones and Stickles on leaves and butterfly make this card shimmer and shine! 
Using Distress inks in Antique Linen and Peeled Paint I stamped tropical leaves on the insert.

Sentiment stamped on a little flag banner, rhinestone accent.  Top leaves are a Sizzix Die.

 The butterfly is on 2 layers of chipboard, which I stamped and fussy cut out.  The leaves are also cut out.  All colored with Copic Markers.

The Blog instructions also have a link to the VIDEO at SplitCoastStampers......check it out!

Thanks so much for joining me this busy Monday!  I have to go grocery shopping but you know I will be hitting the craft room afterwards!


The Stockings Were Hung.....

Back again with another Christmas card.  Sometimes when the mood strikes you have to run with it!

This card will also be entered into the Challenge at Stamp TV, Christmas Comes Early and the Challenge at Simon Says Monday, Anything Goes (although as of this writing they haven't put up that little 'linkie thing'.....hmmmm).

Gina K Designs stamp set, Wishing You Joy.  Designer Papers by Michael's Recollections, Christmas Sugar Plum.  The card consists of 3 panels.  Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped Circle Dies.  Brown and Green thin ribbon, images and Adhesive Pearls colored with Copic Markers. 
Thank you for popping in, hope you are starting your Christmas cards will be here before you know it.....EGADS!!!

Happy Holidays & Buttons

Good Monday Morning!  Had such a fun and productive weekend with the kids and wedding planning.  The weather was just perfect to scout the venue and meet with's COMING!

So, now of course, it's time to make some Holiday cards! 

This card will be entered into the Mod Squad Challenge, Who's Got The Button?, Simon Says Monday, Challenge, Anything Goes and the Challenge at Stamp TV, Christmas Comes Early.

The Designer Papers are Nordic Holiday, by Basic Grey.  Card stock and stamp by Gina K Designs, Let It Snow set.  EK Success Border Punch, Baker's Twine, Buttons, and Copic Marker colored Adhesive Pearls, and a little 'piping' using a Sakura White Glaze Pen.
Love this look and was inspired by cards on Pinterest.
Hope you all have a great start to the week!  Thanks for coming by.