Friday, November 21, 2014

SSS Flickr Challenge No. 6

Hello everybody! I hope you're having a good day. The weather has been real nice in North Carolina, and it feels good to enjoy a little sunshine this close to Thanksgiving.

I was looking at Lin's blog, Sending Hugs, and saw she joined in on the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #6, which requires you to use a Simon Says stencil, stamp or die and then post it to the Flickr link. Once I realized I had one of each item required, I jumped in and joined, too. Last year I received the Christmas deal from Simon Says Stamps and have loved it ever since.

My card includes three Ashlynn Snowflake die cuts, a Peppermint Stripe stenciled pattern that I used with white embossing paste, a Holiday Hellos Stamp, some Little B Gift Package stickers and a Me and My Big Ideas sticker of Holly. I also used some woodgrain paper from Simon Says Stamp and some red Baker's Twine from my stash. The red card base is from Gina K Designs.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Admiring the Star

Hello everybody! How's your day coming along? It's so cold outside I can hardly keep warm. Wearing lots of layers helps, but there is still a chill in the bones!

I created this card for the Outlawz Paper a la Mode Challenge, using a digital image called Admiring the Star from Squigglefly.

I kept it fairly Clean and Simple. The center circle comes out to be used as an ornament and is held in with the glitter band across the front. The sentiment came from Stephanie Barnard's Stamps of Life. I used Stickles for the snowflakes and colored the image with Copic markers.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Peace

Hello friends! How are you today? I hope you haven't forgotten me...it's been a while since I posted. This time of year I am doing a lot of traveling and don't always have access to a computer. It's also impossible to take my stuff with me to create while I'm gone. It's a bummer, because I truly miss it when I'm not working on cards or scrapbooks.

This time I got to see my other son, Coleman, who was in West Virginia. He lives in Los Angeles, so I don't get to see him very often. The trip was only a few hours away for me, so I went to visit him, friends, and other family that I was close to when I lived in West Virginia. We had a great time eating out, walking to our favorite bookstore, visiting the mall, and having a small dinner party. We stayed busy, and now that I'm home, I'm POOPED! He finally made it back after waiting at the airport for 17 hours. I'm sure his wife was just as happy I was he arrived safely!



I really wanted to get something new on my blog, so I went through my stash of Christmas stuff and found some ivy pieces, doilies and old cards that had been cut up. I gathered some and put them together on this card with no stamping needed. The paper is foil cardstock, and it's layered onto a pure luxury white card base from Gina K Designs. The branches are from a punch, and the ribbon is from Gina K Designs as well.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Holiday Card Workshop 2014 Day 3

Hi everybody! How are you today? I'm slowly coming back down to earth after the fantastic game with Duke over the weekend. Thought it was about time I got back to homework from Holiday Card Workshop 2014!

Day 3 showed us examples of using watercolors with our stamps. I used Kristina Werner's example of attaching stamps along the edge, top and bottom of the stamp press and then stamping in VersaMark ink. You follow that with heat embossing in white, then adding Watercolors. The images will stand out after the paints are applied.

Instead of adding watercolors, I added Distress Inks in shades of blue. The inside has a layer of white cardstock with snowflakes stamped on it. I like how this turned out, but would probably do better on another try. I simply ran out of time because I was preparing for my trip at the same time I was creating this card. Ever do that? Have too many things going on at once to focus on any one project?

The images and sentiment are from a mix of stamps from Gina K Design and Stephanie Barnard's Stamps of Life. There's also another stamp set I used but it has no name on it.

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Betsy Bobbins and Basketball!

Hi everybody! Hope you had a good weekend. Mine was very busy, as my son, who is an Asst. Men's Basketball coach for University of Central Missouri, had a game at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. That's only a few hours from me, so I made the trip and had the experience of a lifetime.
Nothing like seeing your son coaching a game at a school like that! I'm still full of excitement and joy!



Before I left, I created the card for The Outlawz Paper a la Mode Challenge, where I'm a Design Team member. It is made with DCWV glitter paper and has trees and a sentiment from Stephanie Barnard's Stamps of Life. The image is Bettsy Bobbins from Rick St. Dennis. I cut out the trees, image and sentiment before placing on the glitter paper. The sentiment was created on a banner and stamped with stars. The main image was colored with Copic Markers, and I added Glossy Accents to the stars, the fur on her coat, hat and candy cane.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Holiday Card Workshop Days 1 and 2

Hello everyone! How are you today? I am enjoying Online Card Class's Holiday Card Workshop 2014! Can't believe a whole year has passed since I took the last class for the Holidays!

Day 1 was all about easy-to-duplicate cards. When day 2 came around, which was about interactive cards, I realized I could easily duplicate this card for both lessons. It's a great way to combine two days worth of homework into one card.  :)

I used images and a sentiment from Stephanie Barnard's Stamps of Life. The center circle is actually a die cut that comes out. I layered the piece several times and covered the back since it's meant to be used as an ornament, then I punched a hole at the top and added a piece of Baker's Twine so it would hang easily. The sentiment is heat embossed onto a piece of vellum that's wrapped around the cardstock. This will hold the ornament in place. I colored the image with Copic markers. I really enjoy working with this flexible glitter paper by DCWV. It's quite beautiful and does NOT get glitter everywhere. I also added glitter from a Wink of Stella to the image.

Thank you for stopping by today! I appreciate your visits and comments very much, and if you're in class, I'll see you there!




Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Thankful

Hello everybody! Sorry it's been so long since I posted. My camera is acting up and I can't get pictures downloaded. Fortunately, this card had already been processed before the camera started giving me problems.

I thought it was about time I remembered we DO have a holiday coming up before Christmas, so instead of creating another Christmas card, I made one for Thanksgiving.

This is an image from A Day For Daisies that I used at The Outlawz where I am a Design Team member for Paper a la Mode Saturday Challenges. The background paper is from Gina K Designs, and the ribbon is from my stash. I colored the image with Copic markers and put all this on a Tomato Soup card base, also from Gina K Designs. I love this background paper!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

CASE My Own!

Hello everybody! How are you today?

This card is one of my favorites. (Do I keep saying that?)  The stamp set is called Christmas Joy and it is from Gina K Designs. I gold embossed the sentiment and the image. The background is embossed with Swiss Dots and a ribbon was added to go behind the image. All this was layered onto Cranberry Cardstock and put on a pure luxury white card base.

If this looks familiar to you, it's a CASE (copy and share everything) from one of my own cards from last year. I just love it and had to have one this year but on different colored cardstock. I'm happy with the result. That image is wonderful!

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