Saturday, November 22, 2008

And Debbie Has Blog Candy

Click on Debbie's name (in this sentence) and check out this tasty blog candy, too!

Courtney's Got Blog Candy!

Check out Courtney's post for details (click on her name in this sentence). Leave a comment regarding what you're thankful for and you might win some goodies!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Happy Birthday, Mike!

Thursday is our brother-in-law's birthday. I had this stamped image as a "bonus" in an on-line order and thought it would make a cute BIL birthday card. The image is from the Changito line by Stampendous. I colored with Koh-i-nor pencils/odorless mineral spirits. The stickers on the corners are by Jolee.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Chemo Angels RAK request

I made this card for a fellow Chemo Angel who needs some encouragement right now. Background paper is Basic Grey, Stampin Up Purely Pomegranate cardstock was used for the mat. Stamp image maker is unknown - this was an image I received as a freebie in an on-line order. Flowersoft used on 2 of the flower images; other images are watercolored with Stampin Up inks and an aqua pen. Ribbon is Spring Moss from Papertrey Ink.

November 2008 Stampin Up Workshop

One of these days I'll remember that Blogger doesn't put my photos and scans were I think it's going to. These first 2 photos were uploaded last. After I photographed my Santa bag and Peace card (see below) Clancy jumped up in the chair like it was his turn - so I took a couple of him, too.

Saturday's workshop was a fun one. This card uses one of the new Stampin Up exclusive die cuts - We cut out the word we wanted to use on our card. I don't now which stamp set the saying came from; I think it's in the Holiday Mini. The snowflakes are from Stampin Up and the center of the snowflake uses the Build-A-Brad hardware.

This is the "famous" box in a bag - or bag in a box - I've seen it both ways. These are much easier to do with decorative papers than with regular cardstock, but they certainly are cute this way!

Here's a fun little "punchy" snowman card. The actual card (the white part) is abut 2.5" x 3.5" and the hat is placed on so that the entire thing will fit in an A2 size envelope. The eyes, nose and mouth are all made from various sizes of circle punches. The flowers are made from the SU 3-flower punch (sorry, I don't know the true name). A white gel pen was used to make the flower centers, the faux stitching and the lines on the eyes.

This was our monthly technique. It was made on glossy paper using a couple drops of reinker and an aqua pen filled with rubbing alcohol. Drop 2-3 drops of one color on the glossy paper, then spread it around with your aqua pen. Next, do the same with your second color. If it gets "muddy" looking, use the aqua pen to pick up the color where it's muddy. Let dry, then stamp image with Staz-On. Unfortunately, I pressed a little hard on this one and you can see the outline of where the stamp was punched out.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Quick and Simple Thank-You

I just whipped up this card as I need to get it to my friends today. We met them for lunch on election day and they brought with them the most gorgeous homemade carrot cake (my favorite), made by their daughter who is a pastry chef. I don't know why I didn't take a picture of the cake with my cell phone but trust me, it was gorgeous and delicious! This card is to thank the three of them for remembering me on my birthday (which was 2 weeks ago but this was our first chance to get together).

Stamp is from Stampin Up Cute and Curly, base cardstock is Stampin Up Soft Sky textured CS, designer paper is from the Autum Vine collection (2008 Holiday Mini). Felt ribbon is from Stampin Up. Pearls are from K & Company.