Friday, November 30, 2007

Meowy Christmas

I just love The Cat's Pajamas Rubber Stamps and recently added a few more *wink*. I'm trying to find an easy Christmas card to mass produce, but this won't be it. LOL It would require me to use too much of this scrumptious 7gypsies "Zanzibar" 6x6 paper . . . (thanks Carol). The Santa cap was colored with Copic's Spica red pen, so it is very sparkly, but that doesn't show up in the picture. White applique is on the trim.

I'm very please with this card . . . I hope you like it too.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

I'm Totally Outta Control!!!

Someone stop me please! I cannot quit making these Cuttlebug frame cards, and I have so much to do to get ready for the craft show next week! (Insert panic stricken expression here) I have always loved small stamps and have my desk covered right now with little stamps and ideas flying faster than I can create. Must focus . . . deadline looming . . . ok, just one more . . .

Thank you for stopping by today. Hugs . . .

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Card Gift Set

I'm setting up a table at my grandson's school in two weeks to sell handmade paper crafts. This is my first time to try this, but for a $10 set up fee I thought it a good opportunity to test the waters. By the way, if any of you have any tips to share, I welcome those.

I knew I wanted to make some card sets, and when I found these HERE, I had a major light bulb moment. A BIG thanks to Michele for the inspiration. I used the current Stampin' UP! In Colors and am so happy with the results. I'm on a roll now . . .

A question for you veteran sellers . . . do you stamp the back of the cards with your "made by . . ."? And is $10 for a set of 5 cards with envelopes about right? I truly welcome some feedback here.

If you have any questions about any of the stamps, just ask. I love small stamps and was so happy to find a great use for these.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Gobble til You Wobble

I will be busy the next couple of days, so here's a Thanksgiving card for you. Thanksgiving blessings to you and yours, and thank you for stopping by.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Altered Items

Here are a couple of notebooks and post-it note clips I've altered and thought you might enjoy seeing.

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Figgy Birdie

I made this card for Amy Westerman's Super Sunday Sketch here. Thanks, Amy! I love this sketch, and I'm sure I'll use it again. It was so nice to make something not holiday related for a change, even though I used my BG Figgy pad again. The main image is from the Amy Smyth line of clear stamps from Inkadinkado and colored with Copics. The oval shadow is from Amuse and stamped with SU River Rock.

Thank you for stopping by today. Please let me know what you think . . .

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

With Sympathy

My inspiration for this card comes from HERE. I had not yet used my new basic gray paper from SU nor the Baroque background, so this was an opportunity to do both.

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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Celebrate the Season

I got my inspiration for this card from Debbie Olson here. Debbie consistently provides awesome, beautiful cards with detailed instructions. When I grow up, I want to be Debbie Olson :D

I used a retired Stampin' UP set called Holiday Blocks for today's card. It is stamped with VersaMagic's Sea Breeze and colored using Copic Sketch markers and Spica glitter pens. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

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Friday, November 9, 2007

Northwoods Poinsettia

Ok, I decided a little texture on the base card was all that was needed for my poinsettia. Coloring done with Copics. Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Basic Grey Figgy

You would never believe how long I worked on this card. Determined to use my new Basic Grey Figgy, I stamped and colored a bee-utiful poinsettia from Northwoods stamps . . . picked out the paper, matched my Copics to the paper, colored two poinsettias so I'd have one to layer . . . cut out and layered the flower, matted it in gold metallic . . . . I'm so-o-o-o loving it, right? Right! Until . . . I placed it on my card covered with the Figgy and realized it covered almost the whole frickin' card! Well, I hoard paper anyway, so to splurge and cut three pieces of my cherished Figgy (from the 6x6 pad that only has 1(!) piece of each pattern), and it's not even going to show??!! Nope, ain't happenin'. Back to square 1. So, this is the card I made with the Figgy Pudding card and will now find a way to showcase my Northwoods Poinsettia . . . I could make the card larger (6x6), but that would take 2 more (whole!) pieces of my Figgy = D and most of it still wouldn't show . . . Nope, off to check my scraps . . .
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I do appreciate it and the comments.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Get Well Soon (feminine)

I'm busy making cards to give as gifts and when I find a design I like, I'm making several. This is a get well card done using SU Blush Blossom and Chocolate Chip. I bought the ribbon at Michael's and loved the color combo, so that was my inspiration. I like the monochromatic card I posted a couple of days ago, so decided to make another but more feminine.

If you ever want more details to any of my posts, please don't hesitate to ask. What may seem self-explanatory to me, may not be as obvious to you. Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

Friday, November 2, 2007

My Sister's Creation

My sister and I spent most of yesterday stamping and creating, and I have to share one of her nugget box beauties . . . . and she thinks she isn't creative - ha! Tell her, okay? I apologize for the picture. Note to self . . . make light box!

Thanks for a great day, sis. We have to do it again very soon, ya hear?