Saturday, December 31, 2011

Toasting The New Year


Hi everyone, Happy New Year!!! Did you make any new years resolutions? Mine is to make time to take care of myself. There are lots of things I want to do this year including eating healthier, exercising more, losing weight and spending more quality time with family and friends so I'm going to make time to do all of those things and more in 2012.   How about a toast to the new year... here's to 2012!!!
 

My card base is True Black layered with White Cardstock then Ballet Blue embossed using the D'Vine Swirls Embossing Folder and Blush Blossom torn along one side. The image is a digital freebie called Toasting The New Year by Create With TLC. I printed the image on White Cardstock and highlighted some spots using copic markers. Next I distressed the edge of the card base and image using Memento Tuxedo Black. To embellish the card I added a huge button finished with a black grosgrain bow.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Toasting The New Year (Create With TLC)
  • Paper: True Black and White (Papertrey Ink), Ballet Blue and Blush Blossom (Stampin' Up)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copics E000, E00, B23
  • Other: Sponge, D'Vine Swirls Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Blush Blossom Button, Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Years Birdie


Hi everyone! Where has the time gone?!? I guess time flies when you are having fun. I know it's not New Years yet but I ended up making a couple cards to send the family this year so am sharing this one today! The bird celebrating on today's card is from the New Years Birdie digital stamp set by Doodle Pantry. I paired it with Make A Wish patterned paper from BasicGrey's Cupcake Collection.  I also wanted to share that Doodle Pantry is having a 50% off sale now through January 2nd and is the perfect time to grab all your favorite images. 


My card base is True Black layered with White Cardstock then Make A Wish patterned paper.  The shadow layer is Kraft layered on True Black Cardstock.  The image was printed on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers.  To embellish the card I distressed the edges of the patterned paper, kraft and white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and a sponge.  To finish off the card I added a yellow button with a black grosgrain bow and tons of black pearls.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: New Year's Birdie (Doodle Pantry)
  • Paper: True Black, Kraft and White (Papertrey Ink), Make A Wish Patterned Paper (BasicGrey, Cupcake Collection)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copics Y18, Y19, B95, B97, G94, G99, E42, E43, E44, E47
  • Other: Sponge, Yellow Button, Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Black Pearls, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Heart Hugs


Hi everyone! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! We spent lots of time with family as well as in the car getting there, LOL!!! Today I've my first Valentine's card to share with you. The adorable bear is from the Heart Hugs digital stamp set by Clear Dollar Stamps. I paired it with Small Heart patterned paper from Heidi's Hearts Collection by Heidi Grace Designs.


My card base is Riding Hood Red layered with White Cardstock then Small Heart patterned paper. The shadow layer Riding Hood Red layered with Kraft Cardstock embossed using the Script Embossing Folder. The image was printed on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers. I rounded the corners before layering on Riding Hood Red. To embellish the card I added a pretty bow made from Blue Grosgrain Ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Heart Hugs (Clear Dollar Stamps)
  • Paper: Riding Hood Red (Stampin' Up), Kraft and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Small Heart Patterned Paper (Heidi Grace Designs, Heidi's Hearts Collection)
  • Ink: Copics R11, R24, R27, E40, E43, E44
  • Other: Script Embossing Folder, Corner Rounder Punch, Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Heart Brads, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Carollers


Hi everyone, Merry Christmas!!! Wishing you the best this holiday season and hoping you are able to spend time with loved ones. A special thanks to all of you for the lovely comments you've left on my blog! In the holiday spirit I'd love to sing a christmas carol for all of you but in lieu of my not so lovely voice I'm sharing this holiday card featuring Christmas Carollers. The image is a digital stamp by Stamp n Doodle. The sentiment is from the 12 Days of Christmas digital stamp set by Doodle Pantry.


My card base is Real Red layered with White Cardstock then Wonderful (top) and Whiting Street (bottom) Patterned Paper stitched around the edge. Next I wrapped a strip of Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon around the card base. The image and sentiment are printed on White Cardstock and the image colored in using copic markers. I stitched around the edges of the image and layered it on Real Red. To embellish the card I added a matching bow and some pearls on each side of the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Christmas Carollers (Stamp n Doodle)
  • Paper: Real Red (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Wonderful Patterned Paper (BasicGrey, Figgy Pudding Collection), Whiting Street Patterned Paper (Scenic Route, Roxbury Collection)
  • Ink: Copics BG11, BG13, R20, R29, YG93, YG95, YG97, E00, E25, E29, E42 and Spica 05 Lemon
  • Other: Stitching, Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch, Pearls, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Fluffles Garland


Hi everyone! I recently asked my husband what types of cards he enjoys me creating the most and his response was anything with mice, cats or dogs so I dug out this rubber stamp and created this special christmas card just for him! The cute image is the Fluffles Garland rubber stamp by Stampendous.


My card base is Basic Grey layered with White Cardstock then Forest Street Patterned Paper. The shadow layer is Fairland Street Patterned Paper. Over the patterned paper I wrapped white lace. The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers. To embellish the card I added some red paper flowers with white buttons threaded with DMC White. I added some pine branches punched from Old Olive.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Fluffles Garland (Stampendous)
  • Paper: Old Olive, Basic Grey (Stampin' Up), Fairland Street and Forest Street Patterned Paper (Scenic Route, Roxbury Collection)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics R01, R24, R29, YG03, YG25, T0, T2, T3, T4, Spica 11 Gold
  • Other: White Lace, Red Flowers (Bazzill), Pine Branch Punch (Martha Stewart), White Buttons, DMC White, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Cuties


Hi everyone! I love this image... actually I love all snowman images (hee hee)! Can you tell I was not quite over christmas but wanting to move into winter colors with this card?!? For some reason I was stuck on having a red bow on the present but now that I'm looking at the photo am not so sure it really goes with all the blues and browns. The image and sentiment are both from the Christmas Cuties digital stamp set by Clear Dollar Stamps.


My card base is Blue Bazzill layered with White Cardstock then Ice Crystals Patterned Paper. The shadow layer is Winter Blue Dots layered on Blue Bazzill. The image and sentiment were printed on White Cardstock and the image colored in using copic markers. I distressed the edges of both patterned paper as well as the sentiment and image using Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.

The snowflake layers from bottom to top are Blue Bazzill and White Cardstock punched using the Snowflake Punch, a Clear Snowflake and on top to finish it off is a pearl snowflake. To bring out the clear snowflake I added some Frosted Lace Stickles below the snowman.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Christmas Cuties (Clear Dollar Stamps)
  • Paper: Blue Cardstock (Bazzill), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Ice Crystals and Winter Blue Dots Patterned Paper (My Mind's Eye, Frost Collection)
  • Ink: Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and Copics C0, C1, Y38, R11, R27, R29, E77, BG72, BG75
  • Other: Sponge, Frosted Lace Stickles, Modern Label Punch and Snowflake Punch (Stampin' Up), Clear Snowflake (Heidi Swapp), Pearl Snowflake (Dress It Up), Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Mooning Elf


Hi everyone! My husband REALLY wanted me to make a card to send his parents for Christmas using this image after I showed him the "An Elf-ing Christmas Card" my friend Lynn made. I heard him on the phone the other night telling his mom the card we are sending them will remind her of Uncle Ronnie's emails. I won't go there but let's just say she won't be surprised either (hee hee)! The image featured on today's card is the Mooning Elf digital stamp by Bonibleaux Designs. The fun verse on the inside of the card though is a CASE from my friend Lynn's card.


My card base is Bravo Burgundy layered with White Cardstock then Noel Patterned Paper. The shadow layer is the back side of the Noel Patterned Paper layered on Bravo Burgundy. The image was printed on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers. To embellish the card I added two pewter spiral clips and a small pewter brad in each corner of the shadow layer.


Here is the verse on the inside of the card.


I thought while I was sharing I'd show you the labels I made using my watermark for the back of my cards. To create the labels I copied and pasted the black watermark into a word document label template that fits 30 labels per page. Isn't this just fabulous!!!

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Mooning Elf (Bonibleaux Designs)
  • Paper: Bravo Burgundy (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Noel Patterned Paper (Studio 8 Paper Company, 'Tis The Season Collection)
  • Ink: Copics E000, E00, E44, R00, R01, R59, T2, T3, T4, YG03, G82, G94
  • Other: Small Brads and Spiral Clips (Stampin' Up, Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware) and Mounting Tape

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Mice


Hi everyone! I was in the mood to use colors other than red and green but my christmas patterned papers are all the same colors so I decided to mix things up by coloring the ornaments and gifts on this card a bright blue.  The image used on today's card is the Christmas Mice coloring page by Elizabeth Dulemba. I paired it with a sentiment from the Christmas Cuties digital stamp set by Clear Dollar Stamps.
 

My card base is Real Red layered with White Cardstock then Green Tone On Tone Plaid Patterned Paper. The shadow layer is Merry Merry Christmas Patterned Paper layered on Real Red. The image and sentiment are printed on White Cardstock and the image colored in using copic markers before layering on Real Red. I rounded the corners of the sentiment before tucking under the image. To embellish the card I added a strip of gold metallic ribbon and a matching bow as well as a metallic gold dew drop in each corner of the card base.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Christmas Mice (Elizabeth Dulemba), Christmas Cuties (Clear Dollar Stamps)
  • Paper: Real Red (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Green Tone On Tone Plaid Patterned Paper (Paper Adventures), Merry Merry Christmas Patterned Paper (Carolee's Creations)
  • Ink: Spicas 05 Lemon, 09 Sky Blue, 11 Gold, 12 Silver and Copics Y26, E57, T2, T4, YG05, G94, G99, B66, B69, R20, R24, R29
  • Other: Corner Rounder Punch, Metallic Gold Ribbon, Metallic Gold Dew Drops, Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Merry Mistletoe


Hi everyone! This is one of my all time favorite holiday images. The gorgeous patterned papers and pre-colored image featured on today's card are all from the Merry Mistletoe digital stamp set by Doodle Pantry.  I love this pretty shade of pink combined with white and cream, it gives the card such an elegant look.


My card base is Garden Green layered with White Cardstock then digital patterned paper stitched around the edges. Next I wrapped white lace around the card base. The image was printed on Vintage Cream then die cut and embossed using the Standard Circles Small Nestabilites. I layered it on White Cardstock die cut using the Standard Circles Large Nestabilities then Garden Green die cut using the Floral Doily Motifs Nestabilities. To embellish the card I added Champaine Dew Drops along the Floral Doily Motifs and finished it off with a bow made from White Grosgrain Ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Merry Mistletoe (Doodle Pantry)
  • Paper: Garden Green (Stampin' Up), Vintage Cream and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Digital Patterned Paper (Doodle Pantry, Merry Mistletoe Stamp Set)
  • Ink: Epson Photo Printer R380
  • Other: Stitching, White Lace, Floral Doily Motifs, Standard Circles Large and Standard Circles Small Nestabilities, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Champaine Dew Drops (Robin's Nest), Glue Dots, Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, Mounting Tape

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Light Of Winter


Hi everyone! I can't believe the month is half over already although I'm super excited that Christmas is only 10 days away!  The image and sentiment used on today's card are from another new release stamp set by Clear Dollar Stamps called The Light Of Winter.  The holly is a separate image in the set and was cut out and adhered over the candlebra.


My card base is Real Red layered with White Cardstock then Nestled (top) and Toasty (bottom) Patterned Paper stitched around the edges. The image and sentiment were printed on White Cardstock with rounded corners and the image colored in using copic markers. I stitched around the edges then layered the image on Real Red. To embellish the card I added a strip of Pure Poppy Saddle Stitched Ribbon with a matching bow and a champaine dew drop in each corner of the card base as well as two along the image.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: The Light Of Winter (Clear Dollar Stamps)
  • Paper: Real Red (Stampin ' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Nestled and Toasty Patterned Paper (BasicGrey, Figgy Pudding Collection)
  • Ink: Copics Y06, Y08, R24, R27, R29, E71, E74, E77, E79, YG95, YG97
  • Other: Stitching, Corner Rounder Punch, Pure Poppy Saddle Stitched Ribbon (Papertrey Ink), Champaine Dew Drops, Glue Dots, Mounting Tape, Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue

Merry Deer


Hi everyone! I'm still creating christmas cards. It's been so long since I've played with flowers I'm starting to go through withdrawal, LOL!!! When I first saw this image I thought to cut out the reindeer but after looking at that rack decided to wing it and this is what I came up with. The image is from the Merry Deer digital stamp set by Clear Dollar Stamps.


My card base is Kraft layered with White Cardstock then Victorian Walls and Artisan Solid FaFaLa Patterned Paper stitched around the edges. I added a strip of Metallic Gold Mesh and a two white snowflakes. The image was printed on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers. I rounded the corners and layered it on Kraft Cardstock also with rounded corners. To embellish the card I added a bow made with Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, some pearls on the reindeer and a red button finished with DMC White.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Merry Deer (Clear Dollar Stamps)
  • Paper: Kraft and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Victorian Walls and Artisan Solid FaFaLa Patterned Paper (Little Yellow Bicycle, Christmas Magic Collection)
  • Ink: Copics E43, E47
  • Other: Stitching, Corner Rounder Punch, Metallic Gold Mesh, Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Snowflake Punch, Red Button, DMC White, Snow Pearls, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Rudolf Stars


Hi everyone!  I'm back again with another rudolf christmas card only this one is seeing stars!  I've been wanting to ask... do his eyes look cross eyed or is that just me, LOL!!!  The reindeer on today's card is the Rudolf Stars digital stamp by Bugaboo Stamps.


My card base is Cranberry Crisp layered with White Cardstock then Graceful Green Patterned Paper. The shadow layer is London Town Green Patterned Paper layered on Cranberry Crisp with white lace wrapped around it. The image was printed on White Cardstock and colored in using copic makers then die cut and embossed using the Classic Ovals Large Nestabilities. I layered it on Cranberry Crisp die cut using the Classic Scalloped Ovals Large Nestabilities. To embellish the card I added a bow and two stars finished with a double tied bow made from DMC White.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Rudolf Stars (Bugaboo Stamps)
  • Paper: Cranberry Crisp (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Graceful Green and London Town Green Patterned Paper (Sandylion)
  • Ink: Copics R21, R39, R59, BG93, BG96, BG99, E23, E27
  • Other: Stitching, White Lace, Cranberry Crisp Stitched Ribbon, Small Star Punch,  Classic Ovals Large and Classic Scalloped Ovals Large Nestabilities, DMC White, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Mouse


Hi everyone! This christmas card is one of my favorites. I love the striped patterned paper paired with the green herringbone and the mouse is so cute I just want to give him a BIG hug (hee hee)! The Christmas Mouse used on today's card is actually a coloring page by Elizabeth Dulemba.  I paired it with a sentiment from the Christmas Cuties digital stamp set by Clear Dollar Stamps.


My card base is Real Red layered with White Cardstock then Ribbon Stripe (top) and Dark Green Herringbone (bottom) patterned paper. Next I added a strip of White Lace and over it Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon. The image and sentiment were printed on White Cardstock and the image colored in using copic markers. To add some dimension and texture I finished the hat and coat with White Liquid Applique. To further embellish the card I added a red bow and a pearl in each corner of the card base.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Christmas Mouse (Elizabeth Dulemba), Christmas Cuties (Clear Dollar Stamps)
  • Paper: Real Red (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Ribbon Stripe and Dark Green Herringbone Patterned Paper (Little Yellow Bicycle, Christmas Magic Collection)
  • Ink: Copics T0, T2, T4, T6, R01, R11, R24, R27, R29, G94
  • Other: White Lace, Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Snow Pearls, White Liquid Applique, Paper Piercing, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Holy Triptych


Hi everyone! This is a stamp set I picked up over a year ago after getting my first copic markers with the thought of practicing my blending skills. So I stamped several images last night and got up early this morning to practice but as soon as I sat down to do so my fur baby showed up and well... so much for playing in my craft room. I was finally able to whip up this card to share with you.


My card base is Real Red layered with White Cardstock then Toasty Patterned Paper. The shadow strip is Laurel Leaves Patterned Paper layered on Real Red with Red Satin Ribbon wrapped around it and a matching bow in front. The image and sentiment are printed on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers. I highlighted the angels wings with Star Dust Stickles. To embellish the card I added tons of stitching and a silver rhinestone in each corner of the card base.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Holy Triptych (Stampin' Up)
  • Paper: Real Red (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Toasty Patterned Paper (BasicGrey, Figgy Pudding Collection), Laurel Leaves Patterned Paper (BasicGrey, Wassail Collection)
  • Ink: Copics R0000, R24, R27, R29, E000, E42, E44, E47, T0, T2, T4
  • Other: Stitching, Red Satin Ribbon, Silver Rhinestones, Corner Rounder Punch, Star Dust Stickles, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Stocking


Hi everyone!  I really love the green colors in this patterned paper and paired it with all the metallic gold embellishments I could find to bring out the golden stars in the pattern.  The cute image is from the Christmas Cuties digital stamp set by Clear Dollar Stamps.


My card base is Bravo Burgundy layered with White Cardstock then Evergreen Patterned Paper stitched around the edges. Using the Labels Seventeen Nestabilities I die cut and embossed a piece of Bravo Burgundy to shadow the image. Next I wrapped Gold Metallic Mesh around the card base. The image was printed on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers then die cut and embossed using the same nestabilities. To embellish the card I added a pretty white bow and a metallic gold dew drop in each corner of the card base.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Christmas Cuties (Clear Dollar Stamps)
  • Paper: Bravo Burgundy (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Evergreen Patterned Paper (Studio 8 Paper Company, 'Tis The Season Collection)
  • Ink: Copics T2, T4, G94, G99, E04, R89
  • Other: Stitching, Labels Seventeen Nestabilities, Metallic Gold Mesh, Haute Elle Ribbon (American Crafts), Metallic Gold Dew Drops (Robin's Nest), Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Rudolf Presents


Hi everyone! Today's layout is really simple even though I couldn't resist using three different patterned papers. The adorable reindeer is the Rudolf Presents digital stamp by Bugaboo Stamps. I think he is so adorable and hope that he's bringing me all those presents... (hee hee)!!!


My card base is Bravo Burgundy layered with White Cardstock then Holiday Dots (top) and London Town Green (bottom) Patterned Paper stitched around the edges. The strip is London Town Red layered on Bravo Burgundy. The image was printed on White Cardstock, colored in using copic markers, paper pierced then layered on Bravo Burgundy. To embellish the card I added two silver rhinestones on each end of the strip.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Rudolf Presents (Bugaboo Stamps)
  • Paper: Bravo Burgundy (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Holiday Dots, London Town Green and London Town Red Patterned (Sandylion)
  • Ink: Copics R21, R39, R59, E31, E23, E27, BG93, BG96, BG99
  • Other: Stitching, Paper Piercing, Silver Rhinestones and Mounting Tape