Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas Card

Here are a few cards I made for Christmas. I just LOVE these images. Supplies are as follows:
Stamps: Winter Wonderland Kit (don't remember who makes it; got it last year)
Paper: SU
Markers: Copics
Accessories: SU ribbon, Star Dust Stickles, Sparkly Fluff (got from CHA-no brand listed on container), CB Snow Dots EF

Stickles were used on the snowballs, snowdrifts and ground. The fluff was used on mittens, the little ball on the end of the caps and the band on the little girl's hat. You probably can't tell, but the sparkly fluff really makes it. This was the first time I used my new Copics Sketch Markers. What do you think?


I was so excited to see find some things in the mail recently! Let me begin by the great little package I received from my friend, Olga. Just look at all the cute things she sent. I love, love, love it! Thanks so much!

Then there were a couple of handmade birthday cards received from ladies I've never met! Aren't they cute?

Thanks to all of you who are so gracious to take the time to make someone else's!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Shelby's Cards

I decided to put Shelby's cards on a separate post.

Stamps: Flourishes Drummer Boy
Paper: Real Red, White
Ink: Memento Black, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Bold Bright Markers, CB Textile EF, foam tape, sponge for shading

Don't know if you can tell, but there is light PIP sponging along the edges of the main image for a softer look.

Although all of her cards are done well, I thought she did an excellent job on this one; but I'm so partial to the aging and distressing looks.

Stamps: Flourishes Drummer Boy
Paper: Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Naturals Ivory
Ink: Memento Black, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: CB Distressed Stripes, Earth Elements Markers, foam dots

The EF went well with the Creamy Caramel aging sponged on the main image. This is my favorite of all she made.

Here is the last one. (I sure hope the recipients do not check this blog because I'm sure she wants these to be a surprise; but she wanted me to put them on it anyway.)

Stamps: SU Snowflake Spot
Paper: Cool Caribbean, White
Ink: Tempting Turquoise Craft
Accessories: Clear EP, CB Snow Dots EF, Circle Nesties, foam dots

My Time with Shelby

Shelby came to visit with us this weekend and we had so much fun. She is the sweetest granddaughter in the world!! (We're on the parade route and it was so cold and windy. I NEVER wear a hood.)

She made several things. As usual, I showed her how to do something new. This time it was embossing with pigment ink and embossing powders. She did a great job! First off, she began making some peppermint treat bags for some of her friends.

Stamps: SU Snowflake Spot
Paper: Real Red, White, Silver
Ink: White craft
Accessories: White EP, SU Ornament Punch, Labels 1 Nestabilities, Foam dots

After filling the little bags, staple a large red Labels 1 piece on it. Place the next smaller Labels 1 white piece over it attaching it with double sided tape to hide the staple. Emboss a snowflake in white on a piece of Real Red cardstock. Punch out with SU's new Ornament punch (I love this punch!!). Using the ornament punch, I took some scrap silver paper and punched out just the top part. Trimming it if necessary to fit the red ornament already punched, I used some liquid glue to attach it. Raise the ornament with a foam dot and put on to complete.

This one is a close-up of the first one she made, but then decided she wanted to go red and white.

She, also, made snowman cupcakes and wanted to share these with you, too. The head is made with a large marshmallow on top of the already iced cupcake, iced, and decorated. She had so much fun doing these.

Here she is holding one that is decorated only with the gel icing. She's the prettiest thing, don't you agree?