Wednesday, January 21, 2015

February Calendar

Supplies: Stamps: Savvy Paper: red and white cardstock  Ink: Versamark  Accessories: detail white embossing powder, SU border punch, gingham ribbon, computer generated calendar, Martha Stewart scallop heart punch, solid heart created and cut out on Silhouette Cameo, self adhesive gems, SU embossing folder, red DMC floss

Hi!  These calendars are so fun to make.  When I sat down to make the February calendar, I used this card as inspiration. I thought it would be easy, peasy!  Ha!  It was difficult finding the scallop heart in such a tiny size.  I ended up using a scallop Martha Stewart heart punch, but then I had to create a heart cut out for the solid heart!  An hour later...I had my hearts figured out.  After that things fell into place.  Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Celebrate With Cake and Ice Cream!

Supplies: Stamps: Big Day Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versamark Paper: Papercut whip cream, raspberry, Basic Grey 6x6 kneehigh  Accessories: Zingo vanilla embossing powder, Lawn Fawn scalloped stitched border die cuts, twine, MFT banner die cut, Cranberry colored pencil, Gamosol
Hi!  Does this look familiar??  I used the same layout as my last card, except this time I used the banner die cut for my focal image.  I also colored in part of the sentiment with colored pencils and gamosol to highlight a couple of words in the focal image.  I made this card for the Paper Players challenge, to make your sentiment the focal image.  This stamp set is so fun to arrange different sentiments, so I decided to use it again.  Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Celebrate with Cake!

Supplies: Stamps: Big Day  Ink: SU white craft ink Paper: 6x6 Basic Grey Kneehigh, black cardstock, light blue cardstock  Accessories: SU chalk talk die cuts, Lawn Fawn stitched scallop die cuts, bakers twine, multi matte medium
Hi!  The CAS challenge on SCS was to use the sentiment as your focal image.  I thought this sentiment worked well with the chalk talk tag.  The trick was figuring out how to stamp it to show up nicely on black cardstock.  I ended up using SU white craft ink and then heat embossing it with detail clear embossing powder.  I added some layers, and fancied up the bakers twine using the multi matte medium.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Happy Heart Day

Supplies: Stamps: Whipper Snapper Ink: Memento tuxedo black  Paper: Gina K layering and base weight white cardstock  Accessories: Hot Off The Press embossing folder, Doodlebug twine, circle nestabilities, copic markers, crystal effects, wink of stella marker clear
Hi!  Thought I would get a jump start on a Valentine card.  I made this with inspiration from the featured stamper challenge on SCS.  I cut out the partial circle, embossed the focal panel, added some twine, and adhered it to the card base.  Then I used my trusty stamp-a-ma-jig and stamped the heart bee.  I colored the image with copic markers, added wink of stella to the wings and heart.  Then I added crystal effects to the heart as well.  I wanted a little sentiment to fit in the cut out circle, but I couldn't find one that was just right!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Happy New Year!

Supplies: Stamps: Stampin Up Gift Givers Paper: SU silver glitter paper, white cardstock  Ink: Memento tuxedo black  Accessories: copic markers, liquid applique, heat gun, computer generated calendar, Lawn Fawn stitched die cuts
Hello All!  I hope everyone had a delightful holiday season and are ready to tackle the New Year.  I was cruising through my blog and noticing how little I posted last year.  Yikes!  And I found these little calendars I used to make.  I was up for a project last night, and went for it.  I have always thought the little girl in this stamp set was just adorable.  So I stamped, colored, and cut her out.  Then I got out the snow scene die cuts and started to arrange them to create a snowy scene.  After that I added some liquid applique to her hat and to create some snow.  I computer generated a calendar, and added it to the glitter paper.  I have to say the sparkle in Stampin Up's glitter paper is so wonderful.  I have bought other glitter papers, but this one just seems to shine and sparkle more. 
Thanks for stopping by!