Friday, November 30, 2012

Just Love Dasher!

Dasher was a stamp that was offered last year.  It was an individual stamp and I just loved it.  I actually have a large dasher Christmas Frame that I made hanging in my kitchen for Christmas!  I love how it has a solid image and a "sketchy" element to it!

For this card I also used the Lattice Embossing folder.  I rubbed Cherry Cobbler ink on it prior to running it through the Big Shot.  Which leaves this awesome background!

Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Simple and Lovely!

This is some of the specialty paper that is in the Holiday Mini Candlelight Christmas Specialty Paper Pack.  It is kind of like a transparency with a felt embossed design on it!  I think it is simply elegant!

Instead of hoarding it, I decided to use one of the sheets for cards.  So, I made 3 cards from one sheet.  I simply cut the sheet into four inch strips and adhered them to a Whisper White piece of Cardstock.

Then, I used More Merry Messages to add the greeting inside the cad.  I was going to add a ribbon to the outside, but that simply took away from the elegance of the card!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Fab Fri 07

This time we got a layout challenge.  Pretty simple!  This layout lends itself to mass production for all of those Christmas Cards that we need to crank out!

So, I grabbed my Festival Of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack and wa-la!

I used some Chocolate Chip Polka Dot Scalloped Ribbon and adhered it to the card and then added Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon.  Stamped on  a quick Merry Christmas greeting from More Merry Messages and there you have it!

Another card for the pile!

You can view the Fab Friday blog here:  There are some lovely cards on there!

Have a great day!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Snow Swirled

Here is a card from last Christmas.  It used the Snow Swirled Set with Marina Mist.  I used the Snow Flurry Embossing folder for the background.  Then I added some satin ribbon and a brad.

Cute and festive!  Thanks for stopping in!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Fab Fri 06

Well, I finally got around to using the Fab Fri 06 Challenge.  This time we were assigned a color challenge:

I had initially thought about being able to turn this into a Christmas card, but I couldn't resist the Fall color idea and use it with Leaves!  So, this is what I came up with!

It looks okay, but it looks much nicer in real life!  Anyway, the card served a dual purpose and is now in the mail!

I stamped the leaves.  Then water colored them with the Blender Pens and ink pads.  Then I sponged extra ink on top of them!  I also sponged the background, which was hard to capture in a photo!

Anyway, there you have it!  There are many more cards using this color scheme on the Fab Fri site at

Have a great Thanksgiving with your loved ones!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Texture Boutique Embossing Machine

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Isn't this just the cutest little thing!  I am saying at this poing, I don't "need" it!  But, time will tell as it always does!  It sure is darling.  And, I do use my embossing folders all of the time, so maybe I do "need" it!
Stay tuned next week for more samples!  I haven't had time to get into the stamping room in a while!  But, I will make that up to you, I promise!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Snow Much Fun.

Hello!  Thanks for checking in today!  This is a card that I actually made last year.  It was alot of work with all of the layers, but it sure is pretty!  I also colored it with my stamp pads and blender pens. 

The silver glitter paper is so pretty and adds so much sparkle to a card!  It is still available this year in the Idea Book Catalog.  The paper is very easy to work with and is a great addition to your collection!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Embellished Flowers

Embellished Events is the stamp set of the week!  Here is another card that I made.  This time I used the flowers and "Thinking of You" sentiment.

I stamped the flowers in Garden Green.  Then  I used a glue dot to adhere an In Color Dahlia to each of the stems.  These little Dahlias are the cutest ever!

I also used the Lacy Brocade Textured Embossing Folder for the background.  And, I used some Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon.

It is hard to see in the full picture, but I did use my Spritzer Tool to add some Primrose Petals "spritz" to the card!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Embellished Events

This is another set that I have liked from the catalog.  Luckily, SU! just offered a sale, so I invested in  a couple of sets that I may not otherwise have purchased.

Embellished Events is a  cute set that can be used for many occasions.  Weddings, Christmas, Birthdays, New Babies and much more!  What I really like about this set is that it has images and greetings combined.  So, you can create many cards from one set!

For this card I used only the Santa Hat and Merry Christmas Sentiment!  It was quick and simple!  I used the new Lacy Brocade embossing folder for the background.

I added a rhinestone for the pom-pom on the hat.  And, lastly I added some dazzling diamonds for a little more shimmer!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Fab Friday 05

This week we were given another sketch challenge on the Fab Friday blog.  The sketch is:

This is my take on the sketch:

In yesterdays Stampin' Up! order I got this Two  by Two stamp.  I have admired it since the catalog came out and finally got my hands on it!

I chose Bashful Blue, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla for card stock.  I embossed the Very Vanilla piece with the New Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder.  For the image, I embossed it with Black embossing powder and my heat tool.  Then water colored it with ink, pencils and my blender pens.

I really enjoyed this sketch and hope that you do to.  You can check out the Fab Friday blog at:   There you can see how others used the sketch!  Lots of great ideas!

Have a great day!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Birthday Greetings!

This is a card that I made for my brother in law!  I like how it turned out.  I used some retired products and some new products.

I have not been a big lover of the fabric.  But, when I do use it, this is the way that I do!

I simply cut a strip of it and use it as ribbon!  I like the dimension and texture that it adds to a card.

Have a great day!