Monday, December 3, 2012

Snowmen Tea Lights

It's been a while since I posted.  Computer issues and sick puppy issues are the main reason but.....I'm back now.  And I have been playing with my Christmas stuff!  In the first photo are adorable snowmen tea lights that I made for dinner place settings on Christmas Day. I first saw these at Inking Idaho.  You can find the instructions for them there along with instructions for the cute little box. 

Since I struggle with bows I put pearls on the ribbon trim scarf instead.  Also for the bottom I first punched a 1 1/4 circle punch and then centered the cut out circle opening in a two inch scallop circle punch.  That leaves an opening to replace the battery and to turn the tea light switch on and off.

Sick puppy was the man Snickers.  He needed emergency surgery for bladder stones and is finally getting back to his normal very vocal self again. 

I'm going to make my Christmas cards this year and actually send I better get started.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Witch's Hat

Saw this witch's hat on SCS.  This is my version.  I used some dsp I had in my stash along with a stick-on black cat.  The tie around the brim is some cording I saved from a package ages ago.  There's also some bling but it's hard to see in the photo.  The spider is plastic and is dangling from some silver cord looped around the hat.  I love Halloween but I never get any trick or treaters  here.  So this witchy center piece will go over to Mom at her assisted living residence.  She loves to hand out candy to all her friends there.  There's a great video and instructions on SCS.  Give it a try.
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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Snow Swirled and Everything Eleanor?

I did two versions of this card. Here'a the first one - Peace On Earth

Here's the second one: Merry Christmas

I like both of them.  I really like the pop of red on the second one.  What do you think?
Technique: Emboss Resist
CS:  Night of Navy, Shimmer White
Ink:  Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Night of Navy
Stamps:  Snow Swirled, Everything Eleanor, Open Sleigh-sentiment on second card
MDS - Yes, I made my own sentiment and printed it before stamping and embossing on first card
Red Glimmer Brad on the second card.
White Embossing Powder - second card
Clear Embossing Powder - first card 

Friday, September 14, 2012

More Painting With Embossing Powder

This card is another using the "painting" with embossing powder technique.  This time I used  Brushed Silver and Midnight Muse CS.  The Lovely as a Tree image uses white and gold embossing powder.  And I also got to use my new "free" ribbon - Midnight Muse Satin Stitched Ribbon.  The Lots of Tags Label 1 Sizzlet finishes off the sentiment from the Snow Swirled stamp set.  Even though I made it a "Seasons Greetings" card I think it could also make a nice masculine card for the appropriate occasion.  See yesterdays post for the link to Sandi MacGiver's video where I first saw this technique. 

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Lovely As A Tree

I just had to try this technique.  This card is a total case of the beautiful card Sandi MacIver made in her video of Painting With Embossing Powder.  You can find Sandi's video and gorgeous work Here.
It takes a little practice but the results are stunning.  Give it a try.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Gently Falling Hybrid

I didn't have the exact sentiment I wanted for this card so I turned to MDS2.  I was so happy I found what I needed there.  The sentiment is a combination of two MDS images.  I keep discovering new ways to use this program.  The stamped leaf is from Gently Falling a 2-step stamping set.  I stamped the outline image in Chocolate Chip (stamped off once) and then followed up with the solid image in More Mustard.  After stamping I daubered on some Cajun Craze.  The Very Vanilla piece is adhered with Dimensionals.  I was going for clean and simple.  It works for me.

CS: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Cajun Craze
Brads:  Neutrals Collection

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Papillon Potpourri

I usually do A2 size cards but this time I decided to try a square 5 1/4"  card.  The color combo came right off the Color Coach - Riding Hood Red and So Saffron with Whisper White for the image portion of the card.  Although the ribbon and button are Daffodil Delight, it blends in nicely.  Stampin Up's Papillon Potpourri stamp set has the most beautiful butterflies.  Love them and especially the coordinating new butterfly punch.  The punched butterfly is adhered with mini glue dots and the wings bent upward so he's flying high.  He was stamped in So Saffron.  His body was colored with Riding Hood Red marker.  Daubered on some Riding Hood Red around the edges.  I'm really happy with the way this card came out.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Serene Silhouettes

I have to thank my friends Nancy, Rachel and Sarah over at Nanny's Pansy Patch for encouraging me to create a blog and especially to Rachel who helped me with some of the technical stuff.  I'm still learning and I have lots to learn!  I decided to try a new to me technique.  Using the new Stampin Up Textured Impressions Embossing folder called Lacy Brocade - in the 2012 Holiday Catalog - I inked up the folder in Midnight Muse ink and ran it through the Big Shot with Crumb Cake card stock.  I think it makes a great background for the lovely image from Serene Silhouettes.  Can you see the paper piercing on the Labels collection framelits?  Using the paper piercing pack makes it a snap to line up the piercing perfectly.

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Denise and five furry friends!