Monday, September 1, 2014

Merry Monday Guest Designer


Happy Monday Peeps!
 A couple of weeks ago I was honored to have my card (see it here) choose as the Challenge winner on the Merry Monday Challenge Blog. What an honor and because of that I was asked to be a guest designer this week. The challenge for this week is to use a present on your card. 


I was stumped at first, I looked through my stamps and realized I have NO stamps with presents. I then stumbled upon my set of Spellbinders dies called Frosty Forms, that I bought last year. There is a present die with bows in this set! So my mind went to work, thinking what to make! 

I finally decided to make a Winter outdoor scene with some presents snuggled in the snow!
The pretty deer on here is from the same Spellbinders die set that has the presents. 


I pulled out some retired Stampin UP DSP from last year called Winter Frost. The base of my card is Smoky Slate, then a layer of white and then a piece of the DSP.
The tree is a Paper Trey die and I embossed it with the Lacy Brocade EF. 
The snowy hills I hand cut and added to the base, the second one is added with dimensionals. 
I added the sentiment which is from the Paper Trey set called In the Meadow. I used Pool Party Ink to stamp.
I die cut the presents with some paper from the Winter Frost pack and the deer is cut with some Silver Foil paper as is the star, which is a die from the retired Holiday Collections Framelits (they may still be available on the Clearance Rack) 
I added some Diamond Dust Stickles to the top of the snowy hills and on the tree, which you can not see in the picture, but it is really pretty and sparkly IRL.
I really like how this card came together, even tho I was not sure when I started.
Be sure and head over to the Merry Monday Blog and check out what the rest of the team did with this fun challenge. Hope you have some time to play along, I would love to see what you make!

Thanks for coming by today!

Vicki  



Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sweet Sunday.....Brew Up Some Fun




Happy Sunday Peeps!!


Here is the sweet sketch Karen has for us this week:


As you can see I changed things up just a bit. I made a square card and made my circle a bit bigger. I wanted to use this fun A La Mode Stamp from My Favorite Things, which I was gifted by the sweet Karen Giron. Thanks so much Karen!! I love Halloween, it is about my favorite Holiday to create for.

I stamped the cute little witch onto some Paper Trey White card stock with Memento Black ink and colored with my copic markers. I cut the circle out with my MFT Pierced Circle Stax die. The sentiment banner is also cut with a die from the MFT Blueprints 13, which was also a gift from the sweet Jackie Pedro. I am so loving all my new goodies!! I added a die cut spider to the sentiment which is also another MFT die, I picked up last year called Paper Bag Peek a Boos.


The base of the card is Pumpkin Pie card stock. then a layer of Basic Black and the DSP is from a retired pack.  I cut the prongs off of three sparkly silver brads and added them to the edge using some crystal effects.



Now let's see what the rest of the girls did with this fun little sketch:

Karen Motz-off this week

Thanks for stopping by today

Vicki

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

SplitCoast Color Challenge.....Very Merry Christmas


Happy Tuesday Peeps!

I had a little bit of time this morning to play, so I decided to check out the color challenge this week on Splitcoast


Old Olive, Calypso Coral and Lost Lagoon. Not your traditional colors for a Christmas card but since I had this set, Joyful Christmas, out I decided to use it. I love this color combo!

I started by stamping my Poinsettia onto some watercolor paper a couple of times, I also stamped three leaves to color as well. The flower was colored using only calypso Coral ink. The leaves are colored with Old Olive. I cut out the poinsettia base and then the second layer is the same flower just cutting off the outside leaves of the flower. I added the center to the base with a dimensional. I glues the three leaves around the bottom of the flower.


The base of the card is Old Olive card stock, then a layer of white. The next is Lost Lagoon that I embossed with the Snow Burst EF. I was originally going to make my card a 5 inch square but then realized I could not emboss the Lost Lagoon piece fully, so I just trimmed it down a bit. The card is now a 4-1/2 inch square.
I added some retired white satin ribbon across the bottom and tied a bow. The sentiment is from the Endless Wishes stamp set and is stamped with Black Memento ink onto a scrap of the water color paper and then curled and added to the base. I finished this card with some gold pearls, non SU, in the flower center and the top corner. 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Vicki




Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sweet Sunday.....Birthday Wishes




Happy Sunday Peeps!!


Here is the sweet sketch Karen has for us this week:


I started off with a base of Crumb Cake card stock. I stamped the white dots using some white craft ink and the retired Polka Dot BG stamp.

The little square at the top is made up of gold foil paper and gold velum both from Stampin Up.
I got some new goodies sent to me this week by a very generous sweet friend and I wanted to use this rose right away. I used some Stampin Up Hello Honey card stock to cut the pretty roses, which are from My Favorite Things and is called Mini Hybrid Rose. Isn't is so sweet?!!
The Swirls and Leaves are also a MFT die and I used them to represent the strip across the panel in the sketch. I strayed just a bit by adding a few extra flowers! But I could not help myself, they are so cute!!

The sentiment is from the Wetlands stamp set.
Also linking this at Seize the Birthday:




Now let's see what the rest of the girls did with this fun little sketch:

Jenny Peterson-off this week
Karen Motz-off this week

Thanks for stopping by today

Vicki

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Merry Monday.....Joyful Christmas


Happy Hump Day Peeps!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the Merry Monday Challenge this week. 


Use Black, gold and Silver! I knew I want to play along this week when I took a peek at the challenge. I love these colors for Christmas, well the gold and silver and with the added black I thought it would be fun!

When I thought about what to do for my card, well let me say what I finished up with is NOT what I started out with but I do like my finished card so I guess that is all that matters in the end!! LOL!!

The base of the card is Basic Black and then I used a layer of the SU silver foil paper and then another layer of black.
I stamped the poinsettia flower from the Joyful Christmas with my Gold and Silver Encore pads onto black card stock. I cut them out and layered them up putting a dimensional between the large and small layers.

I added some gold little pearls to the center and cut a few swirls and leaves with the gold foil to tuck in around the flower.
The sentiment is from the same set and I stamped it with Silver ink.
I made my ribbon treatment with the 1/8 inch silver ribbon and added a couple of frosted jungle bells. I  attached then to the bow with some silver wire. I curled the wire around a small wooden skewer to make the curls. 
This card with definitely need to be hand delivered or I may need to make a special envelope/box for it.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Vicki


  


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sweet Sunday....Happy Halloween




Happy Sunday Peeps!!


Here is the sweet sketch Karen has for us this week:


Is it too early for a Halloween card? I hope not!!
Little background on my card this week, I was chatting with a friend on the internet last week and she showed me a cute card on Pintrest that used the cute little witch image you see on my card. I fell in love with it. My friend said she had the image to use on her Silhouette Cameo. So she cut me out a few and mailed them to me. So I had to use it on this weeks card.
I pulled out some retired SU Halloween DSP called Witches Brew and used it for my color pallet.
The base of the card is Pumpkin Pie card stock and then a layer of Basic Black and then a piece of DSP from the pack. Next up is more black and then more DSP. The main image is mounted with some dimensionals onto very vanilla card stock and then matted with pumpkin pie card stock.


I made a rolled rose using pumpkin pie card stock using my Sizzix 3-D flower die. The swirls and leafs come from a MFT die. The sentiment is from the SU retired All Holidays stamp set.
I finished it all of with a few gold brads.


Now let's see what the rest of the girls did with this fun little sketch:


Thanks for stopping by today

Vicki

Monday, August 11, 2014

Baby Plaque for Isaiah


Yesterday I attended a Baby Shower for a co-worker and this plaque was part of my gift.

I CASED this from Stampin Up catalog.
 I did used a different frame and papers but the rest is the same as the one pictured in the catalog.


The name is made using the Skinny Alphabet stamp set. I used Pool Party ink for that and drew a light line so I could line it up. This stamp set is a clear polymer set so that makes it very easy. 
The animals come from the Zoo Review stamp set. The elephant is stamped with Slate Gray, the Lion is Daffodil Delight and the Alligator is Old olive ink.

I used my banner and 3/4" inch circle punch to make the cute little banner. I used a variety of matching DSP and then sewed it all together with my sewing machine. I then attached it to the frame with some glue dots.

This is a very quick and easy project and the Mom to Be and the shower guest all seem impressed.

I also crochet her a small blanket:


Thanks for stopping by!

Vicki