Thursday, November 27, 2008

happy thanksgiving!

Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving today! Yes, I made this pie. I bought these cute little pie crust cutters at Williams Sonoma a few weeks back and it really does make the pie look wonderful! Hope it tastes as good as it looks!

Monday, November 17, 2008

ornamental christmas

This was the only card I made all last week. I've been diligently working on my family's Christmas stockings. Cutting felt shapes, sewing and beading and adding sequins...the whole 9 yards. They are almost finished. I can't wait to hang them up!

This stamp is one I picked up years ago. I just really liked it because it didn't just say "Merry Christmas", but it had a little detail to it with the images. Perfect for coloring with my Copics. I used this week's Splitcoast sketch challenge. I wasn't crazy about it, but I think it worked. The little ornaments on the bottom are actually cut from one stamp I picked up at Joann's last week for a buck. I used these Copics

to color the images. Then added a little sparkle with the Spica glitter pens and all done! Thanks for stopping by! Hopefully I'll finish these stockings and get back to card making!

Merry Christmas:
Stamps: Merry Christmas (PSX), ornaments (Studio G)
Paper: Papertrey Ink, Basic Grey, Riding Hood Red (SU)
Ink: Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Accessories:Nestabilities, Copic markers, foam tape

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Saturday, November 08, 2008

here comes santa claus...

I finally got my hands on one of these Santa Collage stamps a while back and I just love it! It really is one of best Santa image stamps I've seen. I thought it was perfect for this week's Splitcoast sketch challenge. I used my Copics (B21, E00, RV11) to color his face and then distressed it a little with my Distress Inks. I think the Stickles bottle kind of exploded all over him, but Christmas was meant to be sparklified! I used my houndstooth Scrapblock from Cornish Heritage Farms for one of the background pieces with a little Distress Ink on it as well. I mounted that on a piece of dp from Daisy D's and then mounted everything on a piece of Riding Hood Red cs run through the houndstooth Cuttlebug. Wow! I love me some houndstooth! Anyway, thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Stamps: Santa Collage (Rubber Stampede), Fine Houndstooth Scrapblock (Cornish Heritage Farms)
Paper: Papertrey Ink, SU, Daisy D's
Ink: Black Memento (Tsukineko), Old Paper & Walnut Stain Distress Inks (Ranger Industries), Riding Hood Red (SU)
Accessories:Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Copic markers, Stickles, foam tape

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

medallion challenge

This was such a fun challenge! I don't think I've ever done one of the "Try a New Technique" challenges on Splitcoast before, but this one sure was neat. Click here for Becca's tutorial. You basically take the largest circle Nestabilities die and divide it into 8 equal pieces. Then you take a corner punch and remove the little plastic guide around it and punch inside each of the 8 pieces. With this particular corner punch I had to snip the inside out with scissors. I then coated the entire thing with Versamark ink and sprinkled glitter embossing powder over it. The reindeer stamp is from the "unmounted stamps that I have no idea who makes them because I've had them so long and never used them" pile. If you know who makes it, please email me!

I stamped this guy and colored him with my Dove Blender pen and inks. I then covered him with Spica glitter pens. Voila! I mounted everything on top of the new Basic Grey Wassail paper. Gotta get some if you don't already have it. They make the best Christmas paper! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  reindeer (unknown), sentiment (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Papertrey Ink, Basic Grey
Ink:  Black Memento; Versamark (Tsukineko), Mellow Moss, Cranberry Crisp, Creamy Caramel (SU) 
Accessories:  Nestabilities, Dove Blender pen, corner punch (EK Success), embossing powder (Stampdendous), foam tape

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Monday, November 03, 2008

fa la la

This has to be one of my favorite Splitcoast sketches so far. I absolutely love it! I only wish I had made more cards this week using it, but it will definitely go in my file. I used last year's Basic Grey Figgy Pudding paper (love this too) and some $1 Studio G stamps. I colored the images with my Copics, these to be exact:

and highlighted everything with Spica glitter pens.

Such a quick and easy card! I gotta scoot, but thanks for stopping by!

Fa La La:
Stamps: various Christmas (Stuido G)
Paper: Papertrey Ink, Bazzill, Basic Grey
Ink: Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Accessories:Nestabilities, Copic markers, ribbon (American Crafts), Glitter Dots (Stamping Bella), foam tape

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