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Monday, December 29, 2014

Happy Birthday Wishes

Hello Peeps and Happy Monday afternoon!

Yesterday I had a day off work and decided to play a bit at my stamp table.

I first looked at a couple of challenges to start my card, first up I used the Freshly Made Sketch for my layout:

I did change it up just a bit making my card a square instead of the rectangle shown in the sketch, but the rest of the elements are the same.

I then decided to make link to the Seize the Birthday challenge with my Birthday card.

I pulled out my "My Favorite Things" Lily Die to make my flowers.
I die cut two sets of the flowers using white card stock and then colored with my copic markers. I love these flowers and they are so fast and fun to color up with the markers. 

I decide to go white on white with my card and use the flowers as my "pop" of color.
After getting it all laid out I decide to add a bit more color to the top and bottom of one of my layers, I like the look and it gave me just the thing I think it needed.

The sentiment on here is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and I stamped with Black ink. 
I finished up by adding three crystal rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by today


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Happy Wonderful Christmas Ornament

Happy Thursday Peeps! 

Today I am sharing an ornament I made for an ornament swap I signed up for at my work.

I  thought of literally a dozen different things to make and I searched around on Pintrest and the internet to try and come up with the perfect ornament. I knew I wanted to use the paper that many of you know I am obsessed with. This paper is made by The Paper Studio and I bought it locally a couple of years back at my local Hobby Lobby. I have not checked this year to see if they still carry it.  I finally decided I would cover a clear ornament with my paper and then decorate it.

I cut strips of the 12 x 12 scrapbook paper 1 inch wide to start with. I then tore the strips into lengths that went a little over half way around the ornament.  I used some Mod Podge that I have had for years that already had glitter in it. This part of the process was a bit time consuming and a little frustrating. It was a challenge to get the paper to lay down around the round sphere. I started with a foam brush and applied the Mod Podge to the ornament and then laid the strip of paper down and brushed on more Mod Podge. I did end up using my fingers to smooth it down, it took a lot of smoothing to get the edges of the paper to lay flat. Honestly I was not sure how it would be after it dried, but I pushed on and covered the whole thing smoothing as much as I could as I went along. It looked fine after it dried. I then brushed on more Mod Podge and used some extra fine glitter I had and covered the ornament with the glitter, Shook it off and let it dry overnight.

Sometime in the night it came to me to make some Cherry Cobbler Poinsettias for the decoration on the ornament. My original idea when I started was to make some rolled flowers using the same paper as the bulb, but I have found some of my best ideas come to me when I step back and think about things a bit. thankfully this had to dry overnight or I might have not thought to make the poinsettias which I love, and that remind me of my sweet Mom!

Here is a closeup of the flowers:

I used my Spelbinders Layered Poinsettia Die to make my flowers..  I just used the two smallest flower dies to make these. I die cut three of each of the two small layers. I then used some Mossy Meadow card stock for the leaves. I die cut one layer using the flower die and then punched several more leaves using my Martha Stewart Fern Branch punch.
I picked up some gold ribbon in two sizes at JoAnns to use.
I made a large loopy bow and hot glued it to my ornament to start. I then hot glued the flowers down. I tucked the ferny leaves all around gluing as I went. I then used my Autumn Accents Die to cut out two leaves using some Champagne Glimmer Paper.

I then pulled out some gold strand beads I had in my stash and added three loops of them around the arrangement. I finished off the poinsettias with a large yellow rhinestone in the middle. I then took a grungy tag I had and stamped the sentiment which comes from the Wondrous Wreath stamp set with black ink and tucked it up under the edge of the flower arrangement. 
I put the ornament top back on the base, which is silver but who cares right? 
I looped some more gold ribbon through the ornament top and tied it off.
The only thing not on here that I wanted to add but could not get them to work anywhere is some jingle bells, I had some dark green ones out to use or some rusty ones but alas they were a no go!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sweet Sunday.....Ho

Happy Sunday Peeps!!

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

I just got this fun set from My Favorite Things called Jingle All The Way. I knew I would be using it for this card, I love the little Santas in it.
I did keep my card fairly simple and clean.
The base of the card is Cherry Cobbler card stock and then a layer of white that I embossed with the star embossing folder.
I used a bit of DSP from the Under the Tree pack for my corner tilted panel.

I stamped the Santa onto some white with Memento Black ink and colored with my copic markers.
I added some stardust stickles to the Santa and on the stars. It is very glitteree in person.
The little sentiment is from the same set as the Santa and I finished it off with a few silver pearls in the corner.

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

Karen Motz-off this week
Sarah-Jane Kale-off this week
Tracy Clemente-off this week

Thanks for stopping by today


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sweet Sunday.....Ho Ho Ho!!

Happy Sunday Peeps!!

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

I am always a bit intimidated by sketches with little small elements like the squares on this one.  I never really know what to do with them. I had no plan for this card at all until yesterday while at work the thought came to me to do the Santa suit with HO, HO, HO in the small squares.
I first started out with some white and real red but quickly switched to a more vintage color palette for my card. The white just looked to stark, I like the more vintage feel of this card.
I started with Crumb Cake and then a layer of Early Espresso and then another layer of Crumb Cake that I embossed with the Textured Script (non SU) embossing folder. I then sponged this with a distressing ink.

The Santa Suit is made with Cherry Cobbler card stock and I embossed that with Lucky Star EF. I matted this piece with more Early Espresso card stock. and mounted to my base piece with dimensionals.  

I then cut a piece to be the belt and added it across the lower portion. I used a punch and some Champagne Glimmer paper for the buckle.
I used the retired Billboard Sizzlits Decorative Strip to cut my Ho's! I added some circles for his buttons and layered one of the HO's with more glimmer paper.

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

Jenny Peterson-off this week
Jackie Pedro-off this week
Tracy Clemente-off this week

Thanks for stopping by today