Sunday, November 28, 2010


Its another cold (cool by others standards) day in AR, so it was another good day to stay in my studio with the fireplace on.  At least we don't have that bad four letter word that out west and parts of the Midwest has gotten.  Whew!!!

I've been trying to use up a lot of my papers that I have lying around that isn't big enough for a card, but small enough to use as trim.  Do you have that problem too?  Well, the card to the right is one of those "scraps" you might say, but I'm happy how it turned out. 

I used a "Cornish Game" stamp of the month (Jan. 2010) stamp, and colored it with my Der Went water color pencils.  Before the coloring I just had to add some glitter to the snowballs and the huge snow balls.  I'm hoping you can enlarge the photo to see the glitter.   (Silver Fire Opal Embossing Powder by Embossing Arts Co. located in Tangent, OR is what I used.  I think I bought this at one of the conventions I've gone to in AZ. I'm sorry for not remembering.)  I also added via a Rubber Stampede double tipped embossing pen some glitter to the snowflakes that are in the green edging of the card.  This green edging was embossed with the Snowflake folder from Cuttlebug in my Wizard.  The lattice was punched using the Martha Stewart punch that I found at my local Wal Mart. 

I stamped the words "Sending you" (by Plaids Anna Griffin Seasons Greetings) at the top, and then inside I attached a white piece of plain paper (to somewhat hide the green area), and stamped "Greetings of the Season".  Viola, another card done...enjoy and comments are always welcomed.  Until next time...

Saturday, November 27, 2010


We woke up to 31 degrees outside and it felt that way on the inside too, but the thermostat said 65 degrees.  I'm still not used to this southern mid west weather.  So since it was so cold I buried myself in my studio with my fireplace on and started on some cards, and the "Winter" theme just came to mind...LOL.

I didn't have a pattern for these cards, so I was winging it.  Me measure anything - you've got to be kidding.  Well most of the time I do, but today I just folded the card stock and hoped it would all fit.  The hardest part was getting the folds all lined up. 

On the outside front of the white card (seen on the left) I used my Wizard and Snowflake Cuttlebug folder to emboss snowflakes.  I had a felt covered snowflake for the hanging one and that was my inspiration.  The blue part was embossed with the snowflake Cuttlebug folder and placed in the middle of the card.  I then cut out an oval on white card stock and hung the felt snowflake from this. 

The red card (seen on the right) is a Christmas bauble that I embossed with the snowflake Cuttlebug folder, and then used my white ink to go over the raised areas.  On the inside is white card stock embossed with the Snowflake Cuttlebug folder and finished off like above. 

I enjoyed making these and I just may form an "assembly line" and make more.  I just hope that the recipients will enjoy them as much as I did in making them.  Until next time stay warm....

Saturday, November 20, 2010


 I made some Thanksgiving cards today.  They basically are the same, but yet the stamped object is a bit different in the coloring.  The first card (in orange) I used gold embossing powder on a calendar page that had some orange, green and brown in it.  The second one (in brown), I also embossed it with gold onto a calendar page that had green, brown and dark red in it.   In person it came out a lot better than what you see on the right. 

The green and red cards were punched with a Martha Stewart punch and then the punched part was backed with a green (or red) card stock.  On the inside I placed a piece of white paper (to hide the colored card stock), and stamped happy thanksgiving.   Again the stamped image is the same (basket full of fruit) but colored differently by using my DerWent water colors.

I enjoyed creating these cards, and hopefully the recipients will enjoy them as much as I did creating them.   I also hope that you will enjoy looking at them.  Until next time....

Saturday, November 13, 2010


I started my Christmas Cards and what gave me the inspiration was a swap card that I made for an Inky Fun Stampers group.  ( )

I stamped and embossed the Christmas Tree stamp from Michael Strong on green card stock with white ink from Martha Stewart line, and white embossing powder from Ranger products.  I mounted that onto white card stock, which I mounted those onto a red velvet card stock.  I stamped/embossed Merry Christmas, stamp from Plaid, with white ink & embossing powder onto the red velvet card stock.  I placed a piece of ribbon, from American crafts, between the tree and word stamping. 

I then used my Cuttlebug Snow Flake folder to emboss snow flakes onto a piece of acetate.  I then use white ink and went over the raised images.  I used vellum tape to adhere the embossed acetate to the red velvet card stock. 

I hope the person that received this enjoys it, as much as I enjoyed creating it.  Thank you for looking and until next time....Enjoy.