Thursday, November 25, 2010

What's Cookin'

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!  I decided to post this card in honor of today's cooking and eating frenzy! Lol.  Although I won't be cooking up a storm today, since we'll be driving into El Paso, I WILL be indulging in the eating frenzy part of it. :) 

I made this cute card using MFT's a la mode girl, called What's Cooking.  Aren't these a la mode girls just the cutest!!  I've been stamping and coloring up a storm with them, so you can expect to see lots of a la modes for a while.

I pulled out my long neglected Prismacolors and OMS to color her in.  Her apron is paper pieced using some patterned paper from my new Circa 1934 paper pad.  I added some liquid applique to her ruffle and used Paula's glitter technique for her bowl.  I added a  few cream pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty to the patterned paper for some interest.  The vanilla and red stripped ribbon in from Stampin Up and the hat pins are from Maya Road.

I hope everyone has a wonderfully blessed day!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Fall Bird

When I first posted about this beautiful stamp from Prickley Pear, I mentioned that with the right colored bling, you could transform this card to fit any season.  This one is my interpretation of fall.

I used some beautiful Webster's patterned paper for my background and added some burlap in the form of an accent strip and flower for a more rustic feel.  I stamped my image onto cream cardstock using brown ink and blinged it up with several goodies from Pizzazz Aplenty.  I pulled out some peridot rhinestones, orange frosted pearls, and pearls in peridot, brown, and orange. 

Pizzazz Aplenty sells a gel stick that is perfect for picking up these small embellishments and helping you position them right where you want them.  To get them to stick, I squeeze out a dab of crystal effects onto some scrap paper and add the glue got the back of my rhinestones with a toothpick.  Just a tiny dab provides the right amount of hold for my rhinestones and pearls.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

SFYTT Birthday Card

Good morning sunshines!!  It's a beautiful Saturday morning here in North Texas.  I've got plans to do some Christmas shopping and then hang out with Aldo's cousins in the evening, I'm looking forward to a great day!  Last night I stayed up until 2 in the morning playing in my scrappy room and then suddenly remembered Jen's SFYTT and decided to use it to make my dad's birthday card.  Here's this week's sketch:

And here's what I came up with:

As you can tell, I changed it a bit, but that's the beauty of a sketch, it's just a guideline for your imagination!  I rotated the sketch onto it's side, changed the layering and the shape of the rectangle to a circle and changed the square into a rectangle.  I pulled out some Graphic 45 and MME paper that I've been hoarding and gladly cut into it.  Originally, I had envisioned the card with a bluer motif, but I'm really happy with the results.  I stamped my image using vintage photo distress ink and die cut it with a nestie.

That's all I've got today, I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hi there, it's me again.  I've got a Prickley Pear card to share with you today.  I've had this stamp in my stash since the summer just waiting for the perfect chance to use it. 

Since the image is so large, I decided to keep the card simple and let the image be the main focus.  The snowflake in the corner was made using the new MFT snowflake dies.  Each layer was die cut and then brushed with Tattered Angels Glam for the perfect amount of shimmer.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Two Sketch Cards

Howdy, ya'll!  I'm enjoying a wonderful lazy day at home this beautiful Saturday.  It feels great after the nonstop action of the last few weeks! :)  I have a couple of cards to show you today.  I had meant to post them sooner and then forgot. :)

This first cards is for Jen's Sketch for you To Try.  I actually made it last Saturday and forgot all about it! The image is from Whiff of Joy.  I colored her with copics and added some sparkle to her pot and the steam using my stardust pen.  Can you believe that the yellow ribbon is the only yellow ribbon I have!?!  Note to self: buy more yellow ribbon! 

This card is for Mojo Monday's sketch.  I stamped my background using Fresh Snow ink on Pure Poppy cardstock and the snowflakes from Technique Tuesdays Flurry stamp set, the sentiment is from the same set.  I colored this girl from SCACD using copics and added some sparkle to the gift and her patch with Tattered Angel's Glam in hay ride using a small brush, I really like the chunkiness of the glitter and the shiny finish the glam adds.  I also brushed cotton candy stickles to her hat with a paint brush.  I embellished the bow with a black felt and red snowflake I die cut with my MFT die-namic.

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Vintage Card

Hi, I'm back today with a card for Embellish Magazine's current challenge.

I must admit, I was rather surprised when I finished my card and discovered that I hadn't used a single stamped image!  Now, that's something that doesn't happen often!  I love the color combination that was chosen for this challenge. It's so perfect for the fall.

To make my card, I started with Webster's Pages paper and I distressed it with Tea Dye Distress ink.  Next, I cut two rows of burlap scallops using MFT's Jumbo Scallop die and adhered them in two layers.  I took a small paper doily and aged it with Vintage Photo Distress ink and then sprayed it with Tattered Angels Apple glimmer mist.  While wet, I slightly crumpled it and flattened it out again and let it dry before attaching it to the card.  I used some rust ribbon that I purchased from Stamp Simply and finished it out with a crystal swirl. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Supply and Demand...

That's the theme of this month's MFT Guest Designer challenge.  We were challenged to base our project around a office/school supply theme.  Here's what I came up with:

I stocked up on several pencil cases during back to school time earlier this year.  I plan on using them to make gift holders for the holiday season.  I thought this pink one would be perfect for my project!  I cut a piece of black cardstock, punched the edges with my MS star border punch and layered some Bazzill swiss dot paper.  I tied a large bow with some wide stripped ribbon.  I added some doodles to my Maya Road library card pocket with my white gel pen.  It still seemed a bit plain so I added some pink stamped stars around the library card.  My main image is from MFT's I{heart} books stamp set and her book is paper pieced with some of my favorite SEI paper.  I die cut my image and ran a copic around the edge to add some dimension.  Our little bookworm's glasses were glossed with a Sakura glaze pen and her headband was blinged out with the help of a stardust pen.  A couple of paperclips and a library clip finish out my project. 

I love using pencil cases as gift holders, they're the right size to hold small items such a mittens, a tie, candy, beauty supplies, or you can fill the case with some tissue paper and nestle a gift card in there.  And, the container can be used again and again by the recipient.  They're perfect for those last minute small gifts for teachers, neighbors, co-workers, etc.

Thanks for stopping by!