Saturday, November 26, 2011

Oh What fun it is to play!

Oh what fun it is to play in my stamp cave all day.  Well, actually a couple of days.  We had a quiet Thanksgiving here this year.  Being from Canada, we are always torn between celebrating Thankgiving in October on Columbus Day weekend or in November, the traditonal American Thanksgiving.  This year, my DH and my youngest Alana celebrated in October.  My collage grad, Lindsay and I went to Canada to visit family.  Well, Lindsay headed back up north to visit her boyfriend this weekend so we ended not having Thankgiving dinner.  Christmas will be about the same menu so I will look forward to that.

In the mean time, that left me with a few days to stamp, make curtains and generally be thankful for spare time. I made a six sets of cards to sell for our library fundraisers and some gift tags as well.  Lucky for me I also had time to create some off the cuff fun stuff as well.

I love this one.  Lots and lots of BLING.  I just love the new Stockings Accent Die.  I used the big shot and cut out the ornament from the red glitter paper.  Martha Stewart supplied the punch for the greens from garden green card stock.  I used the Owl Builder punch for the small circles of glimmer red to create the berries.  Martha's glitter in silver, poured over sticky strip and then rhynstones added on the strip.  Bling, bling it was just popping all over the place. Snow Swirled sentiment embossed in silver and everything mounted on Silver metallic cardstock created a WOW.   The ribbon is offray gray.  Hope you like!

Heather

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Bells and Boughs My Digital Studio

Another hybrid.  I'm really enjoying being able to download images and print them out.  This one is  from Bells and Boughs and the sentiment well it's just computer generated.  Silver Bells is one of my favorite Christmas carols.  I colored the bells in with versaMarker then embossed them with silver embossing powder. 
I used Cherry cobbler ribbon, and card stock and marker, Old olive card stock marker and rhinestones.  The embossing folder is snow burst.

The silver embossing looks much better up close and personal.  My camera really doesn't do this card justice.



Monday, November 14, 2011

Beautiful Season from My Digital Studio


I'm a sucker for birds and this image is no exception.  I tried not to cave since I have other bird images like Christmas Cardinal but I ended up caving and ordering it.  In the mean time,  I also bought the download for MDS 127779 and only $3.95.  What I love about MDS is that you can play with the sizes of the images as I did on this one.  Tomorrow my order arrives and I can't wait.  My favorite cards to make are Christmas cards, and I have 4 new holiday sets coming tomorrow.
Stamp Set None
Card stock Red Ridinghood, Basic Black, Whisper White.
Ink Old Olive, Red Ridinghood, Sahara Sand.
Ribbon, Black Satin
Embossing folder, Petal-a-Plenty.
Crystal Effects on the berries.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Juggling Ornaments!

This card has been in my head for days.  Now that my stamp cave is almost finished and I've moved back in, I was finally able to make it. 

Stamps Snow Much Fun
Card Stock Lucky Limeade, Red Riding Hood, Watercolor paper, red and silver glimmer paper.
Ink Basic Black, Lucky Limeade, Red Riding Hood, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake.
Accessories, Designer Label Punch,  Snow Burst embossing folder and 1/2 in circle punch.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My first SUO challenge card.

This is my very first SUO challenge.  I found the site http://suochallenges.com/  and I thought, why not.  Looks like fun to me.  Anyway, if you look at some of my past posts, you will know that my craft area is at the moment a mess in my living room.  I did manage to come up with this card for the SUO 26, Invitation to a party challenge.  I used, Have a Seat set, and  Sincere Salutations.  The card stock is Confetti White, So Saffron, Red Riding Hood and Soft Suede.  Ink, Soft Suede and a little designer paper from stacks that I quilled for the first time, thanks to Stampin Success.  Ribbon is  retired red riding hood taffeta. Ribbon punch and a couple of pearls finished it off.