Wednesday, November 30, 2011

More Christmas Ornaments

A Merry bunch of ornaments for you this afternoon....I woke up a bit after lunch and really didnot feel to ambitious so off to the craft room I went (I can always seem to get motivated there :)...
I started these ornaments several days ago and have been working in stages. First I pulled out scraps from my scrap files and stamped the ornament topper from Outlines 3 times - 2/3 times just getting the middle of the stamp.
Then I used viva decorpens and tulip beads in a bottle to decorate them - while sitting on the couch watching TV with da Hubby....
Next evening was the cutting session - 1 piece the whole stamp and the 2/3 pieces less of the stamp in layers.
Lastly today was the glueing session, and of course adding something to hang it up with ....
I made these for each of our brothers/sisters/parents families as well as several I need to get them packaged and to the post I have some more to make yet....
All for today
Take Care

Fuzzy Mouses

Another sleepy morning for me - but will get this posted before I head to my warm comfy bed :).
I did this for the current challenge over at the House Mouse and friends blog for something warm and fuzzy.
Check out the challenge and all the great DT inspiration here -
I used the drier sheet technique again on the main image - which is a HM image colored with prismacolor pencils.
I ran the image through my xyron to get sticky on the front and attatched the used drier sheet and then cut it out with a Spellbinders die.

I also used a soft and fuzzy ribbon on the card too!!!
All for now - since I don't work tonight I will try and get up about lunch time and head for the craft room but with this cooler weather this week it is just sooooo nice to sleep, so we will see how early I get up....
Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sleepy fairy

Just a short post this am - cause like this little fairy - I am sleepy this am.
I did this card for this weeks challenge over at Mo's - for elves, fairies, Santa or snowmen - and this was a close to any of those as I could get :) Check out the challenge here -
The main image is from Mo's and is colored with prismacolor pencils.
The phrase is from Flourishes.
The background was run through a texture folder and then highlighted with white gel pen and then dots with a viva decor gold pen. Added a white glittery snowflake for embellishment too.

All for this am folks - off to bed with me....
Take Care

Monday, November 28, 2011

Outlines ornaments

Off and running on this chilly Monday am in NW Florida - chilly, damp, and windy, but my ol mutt insisted on a walk anyhow (he loves the cooler weather as much as I do!!).
Laundry started and after a quick post - groceries, bank, post office and some baking for the kids to take food to the Swim Team party pot luck tonight (which of course I don't get to go to because I work :(.....
And hopefully I will get some craft room time as I have Christmas presents that I am making for the Family that I want to get mailed out next week if I can.
I am mailing several of these out to my Mom today. My Mom is a Breast Cancer Survivor - 4 years now!!!!
This first ornament is for her and then I am sending her several for friends of hers that are also survivors.
I did these ornaments using all stamps from Outlines rubber stamps and they just happen to fit with this weeks challenge over at the Outlines blog to make an ornament or hanging (no cards).
Check it out here -
I had planned to have these done in October but as usual time got away from me and they are just now getting done. I also did a few extra for the Etsy shop if anyone is interested - the link is in my sidebar near the top.
I used one of the ornament toppers and the support ribbon for these ornaments. I had accually bought the kit for the pink ribbon pins about a year or so ago - the kit made up about 12 of them with the rhinestones and I used 10 of them for charms on 2 ornaments and then made 2 pins too.
The last 2 ornaments instead of rhinestones, I used liquid pearls - the white is a viva decor pen and the pink is from tulip (made for fabric but works great on paper!!)
I really had fun making these ornaments!!! I have a bunch more in the works with colored bulbs - so fun mixing and matching colors!!! :)
Well I had better get off the 'puter and get my errands done!!!!
Take Care

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Gift card

Rainy day here in NW Florida so I have been in my craft room alot - course it made getting good pictures of my projects a bit dificult but the rain is nice, haven't gotten much rain lately.
Well this is my project for this weeks challenge over at Outlines - for a gift card. Check it out - and how to win some stampin' mula - here -
I did a very simple gift card - cut my cardstock 5.5inches on the long side and then folded the card to make it A2 sized - the excess made the nice little pocket on the inside.
I had meant to get this made up for my Mom back in October but I guess late is better than never (my Mom is 4 years out from her surgery for Breast Cancer as of October).
I used 2 Outlines stamps - one of the ornament toppers and the ribbon. I used pink liquid pearl stuff from tulip (made for fabric but works great on paper too) for the accents and some gold viva decor pen in the corners.
Inside - I stamped the ornament topper again (partial as was the front) and inside the pocket is 2 rinnbon pins done with rhinestones from the kit - the kit made a total of 12 but I only used 2 for pins (stop in tomorrow to see what I used them for :).
All for today - some more projects to start and finished in the craft room today - had to get this posted before the deadline :)
Take Care

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Fall Thank-you

Just a quick post while the turkey is cooking :)
I finished this card up yesterday for 2 challenges.
The first challenge was for a thankful card using fall colors over at In A Sweet Pea Dream. Now I tried several differnt options to add the Thank-you onto the front of the card but didn't like any of them so ended up putting it on the inside - then I forgot to take a pic of the inside so I hope this still works.
The second challenge is over at Sweet Pea Stampers and is 'sticker shock' - to use stickers.
I used gold foil stickers down the left side and int he opposite 2 corners.
Check out the challenges here :
In A Sweet Pea Dream -
Sweet Pea Stampers -
I colored this lovely Sweet Pea Stamps image with prismacolor pencils and cut her out with a Spellbinders die. The next layer is coredinations paper - white with gold core - that I ran through an embossing folder and sanded off to reviel the gold tones. Both panels are edged with copper metallic pen and I distressed the edges of the second layer with copper rub-on.

All for today :) - fixins to make to go with our turkey and some picking up to do as we have company today too:)
Take Care

Friday, November 25, 2011

Drier sheet technique


Well since I was on call for work last night I got up early this am and did just a tad bit of Black Friday shopping :) I was at AC Moore at 445 because they were giving a $10 gift card for the first 50 customers - DS went with me because he talked me into a trip to Game Stop. So after AC Moore and Game stop was a trip to Jo Ann's and I was done - well sorta, I did make several cyber stops :)

I also got home early enough that everyone was asleep still (DS went back to sleep :) so I headed for the craft room :).

I did this card for the current challenge over at Flourishes for the Timeless Tuesday challenge. The challenge was to use the 'drier sheet technique' . Check out the challenge here -

First I colored the main image - from Flourishes of course - with prismacolor pencils, and then ran the image throught my xyron to get the front side sticky. I then stuck a used drier sheet to the front over the image. Since drier sheets are a bit porous after using them in the drier, I added a bit of glitter and rubbed it in. I did use a bit of workable fixative over the top just to make sure that the glitter stayed put.

I then cut out my image with a Spellbinders die and edged the die with a gold metallic pen and layered it to the music background paper.

I then added a phrase from another Flourishes set below the image, and accents with a gold viva decor pen. The music DP edges were roughed up a bit and then I edged them with distress ink.

Well all for today - have a couple projects in works and tomorrow is when we are having our turkey dinner .

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and have a great weekend!!!


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Christmas Lantern

Another quick post before I head off to bed this am to sleep. I had several images colored up and ready yesterday so with the little time I had for crafting yesterday I was able to get several cards done. ( I really should get the rest of the Christmas gifts done that I am making, but they need a bigger block of time too....)
I did this card for the current challenge over at Sweet Pea Stampers which is 'sticker shock'
Check out the challenge here -
I had just gotten this image so had to color her up - she is colored with prismacolor pencils and then cut out with a Spellbinders labels die. I edged the die with gold metallic pen , layered her to some pretty paper and embellished with a double bowed trim and some sticker corners.
I also added some dots of stickles glitter on the snowflake spots in the image.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving - my co-workers and I had pot luck turkey dinner at work last night which was really yummy!!! My family and some friends will have out Thanksgiving meal on saturday :).
Take Care

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Christmas Pies

Just getting caught up on posts this afternoon before I head to work tonight.
I did this card for the current challenge over at Phindys Place - this time for Christmas.
Check out the challenge here -

The main image is of course from Phindys and is colored with prismacolor pencils and then cut out with a Spellbinders labels die. I edged the main image with a gold metallic pen .
After layering some ribbon and pretty Christmas paper, I used some tulip 'beads in a bottle' for the red dots that outline the main panel and in the corners.
The phrase is from one of my sets from Flourishes - embossed in black.
All for today - time for me to get a quick nap!!!.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Snowball Hi

A quick little post - managed to get this card done just in time if I type fast :).
I did this card for the current challenge over at Mo's blog which was for "winter" Check it out here -
I love this Mo's image - hiding the snowball, just like something my DS would do if we ever had snow (only once in 12 years have I seen snow in our area of Florida).
I colored him with prismacolor pencils.
I didn't get much stamping time today - the kids and I did some house cleaning (we have company for Turkey dinner on saturday and I am scheduled to work wednesday and thursday nights...), we made an early morning trip to Wal-mart to find some clothes for my DD and then the kids and I met my DH for lunch, then I got 2 pies made and finished off a couple cards (including this one ) that were in the works on my craft table.
All for now - gotta get him linked and try to get a nap as I work tonight (wednesday night - am backposting :).
Take Care

Monday, November 21, 2011

Flourishes 'Flag it'

Boy was it hard to get up this afternoon - I had set my alarm for 1230 but 4 hours just wasn't enough - finally drug myself out of bed about 130ish.....
I made 2 pumpkin pies and checked mail (email and snail mail), ran to the dry cleaners and then managed to get this card done.
I did this card for the current FTTC challenge over at Flourishes which was to use a flag in your creation.
I don't have and flag or banner dies so I just cut this one free hand.
The main image is colored with prismacolor pencils and cut out with a Spellbinders labels die and layered to another Spellbinders die with the banner tucked inbetween.
The background was done with coredinations paper (white with a gold core) and a texture folder (and sanded off to reviel the gold...).
I am getting pretty good at useing up scraps lately - I had used the coredinations paper to cover a wedding themed gift box and then I used the left over pieces on a couple cards - this being one.
Last but not least I used some viva decor pearl pen in gold for accents. Oh yes the flag is the back side of the coredinations paper stamped with a phrase from another Flourishes set.
Check out the challenge here -
All for today - dinner to start and maybe some more craft table time....
Take Care

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sledding Ornaments

Just a quick post this am as I am off to sleep for the day again - last of 3 in a row so looking forward to a couple days off tomorrow!!!
More Christmas ornaments - these started out as plain white unfinished.
I sprayed them with Memory mist - for the gold and silver ones and glimmer mist for the red one. They sparkle nicely IRL but I couldn't seem to get a good picture of the sparkle.
After that layer dried I sprayed them with workable fixative to seal the shimmery stuff and then I stamped them with stamsp from one of my newest Flourishes sets and embossed them with white powder.
I am entering them in this months current Noel challenge now over on the Flourishes blog - here - Check out the challenges for lots of great ideas for Christmas!!!
All for now - Take Care

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Outlines Thanksgiving

Just a quick little post this am before I sleep....
I did this card for the current challenge over at the Outlines blog -
The challenge this time was for Thanksgiving/Give Thanks.
I also used this weeks sketch from CPS so with enter it over there too. Check out the sketch here -
The stamp is from Outlines - partial stamp anyhow. I used one of the collage stamps and just used parts of it. I colored them with copics and edged the panels with gold metallic pen.
I used coredinations paper for the background and a texture folder - its a white with a gold core. Then I used a piece of the back side of the coredinations for the main image so the gold color matched.
I also used some gold viva decor pen for accents.
All for now - time to sleep.
Have a great weekend!!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

CSS Inspirational Hop

I am so glad to be hopping this evening - I had missed one or two of the last Gina K CSS Alumni hops due to general crazy business!!!
This time we are using the top photo as an inspiration for our projects. They reminded me of Christmas tags (and reminded me that I had planned on making a bunch this year - had actually planned to make them last year and never got to them.....)
If you are following along the hop them you came to me from the wonderfully talented Sharri -
Gina is also giving away a free stamp set this time - $24.95 or less - for one lucky commenter.
All you need to do is leave lots of sweet comments along the hop and on Tuesday am the 22 - we will chose one random commenter to win the free set!!! :)

Ok on to my tags - all stamps are from Gina k. (the to/from's are hand written).
I first covered the backs of the ornament shape with Christmas DP that I had gotten on sale last year - I forgot to take pics of the backs.....
I then stamped them all with either the music or words from the Vintage Borders set in tea dye distress ink.
Then I divided them up into piles (I did about 100 of these tags to give mixed sets to my family this year) and stamped then with stamps from the Heirloom Ornaments,Vintage Borders, Winter Mittens, and Light of the Season sets - in red, green, blue and purple. I did a little quick coloring on the candle image with prismacolor pencils.
And in keeping with my attempts to recycle and use up my stash - the ornament shape is the lid to cups we used to use at work (we used the cups but not the lids so instead of throwing them away, I saved a bunch - I used about half my stash of these with this round of tags....). I used Christmas paper that I got last year for the backs and then really dug deep into my stash from a knitting spree 3/4 years ago an brought out all the tag ends of yarn that matched and am using the yarn for the tag ties :) Yea me!!!!
Ok all for me today - Now you really need to see what Vicki has in store for you as I am sure it is Awesome -
I am working all weekend (3 - 12 hour shifts in a row - sniff, sniff, poor me ) but I have some stuff lined up for you so pop back in if you have time!!
Have a great weekend!!!!