Saturday, February 27, 2010

This "SO GOOD" image from Phindy's Place is just adorable! I have fun working with it. I used clear embossing powder over the frosting to give it that glossy look. The rest of the images are from Unity Stamp Company January & December KOMs, as you can see from my last few post...I like these set! Papers and inks are Stampin' Up.

Friday, February 26, 2010

CSAYL #42 - Color Challenge

The challenge this week was to create a Christmas card in shades of Pink. Easy enough to do since I love the shade! The pine tree images are from Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection. I stamped them on Stampin' Up decorative paper with SU white craft ink and then embossed with weathered white embossing powder. I used Timber Brown Stazon ink for the saying stamp. I did a simple layout as I wanted to make several of this design.

If you have not joined us, you should! It is so great to have your cards ready to go come November! Be sure to check out all the other wonderful cards made by the divas on the CSAYL Blog.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Owl ATC's

I made these Owl ATC's for a swap. These cute little owls are from Unity Stamp Company KOM for January. I colored them with Stampin' Up pure color pencils., I love these just wish they came in more colors, who am I kidding I want them in all SU colors! ;-) All papers, inks are also from Stampin' Up.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Hello Card

I love the bright colors of this simple layered card. I got a sheet of these adorable images a while ago in an image swap and dug them out over the weekend and colored them while I caught up on my DVR recordings!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Little Chic Card

I love this sweet little chic image! Made a set of these cute spring cards this weekend!

Friday, February 19, 2010

CSAYL #41 - Recipe Challenge

Vicki , Summerthyme Studio, sent the following our way for the first CSALY Challenge of 2010...

Greetings! We hope that you enjoyed a safe and happy holiday and that the recipients of your challenge cards were wowed with your creativity!

It's that time again! Time to get going with your Christmas Cards. This year we have a slight change with the challenge blog. The first posting of the month will be a 3D gift type challenge. Last year the DT were very excited about having plenty of cards done, but some found that they were scrambling at the last minute to complete their gifts and gift packaging. Without further adieu, lets get into this weeks challenge!

This week we would like you to follow a recipe!
2 layers
3 buttons

I used a glitter mist all over my card front. All images are Stampin' Up rub-ons, snowflakes and all!! I made the background paper with a color wash on water color paper. Then I sprayed it with my glitter mists! You can see the glitter mist best in this picture below.

Now I for one am very excited to be adding the 3D Challenge this year! I had so much fun with all the challenges last year and wow was it nice to have ample cards ready to send for the holidays. This year I am looking forward to not only having ALL my holiday cards ready for mailing but November but i will also have a jump start on my gifts as well!

Please go take a look at all the wonderful cards created by the team on the CSAYL Blog and if you want to play along, comment on this post with a link to your blog or online gallery.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day!

These are the cards I did for Valentines Day. I used images from both January 2010 and December 2009 KOM from Unity Stamp Company. I just love these images and for $26 a month it is a great deal!! The card stock and inks are Stampin' Up Rose Red, Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip. I just love this color combo!!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Envelope Card

I found instructions on this card made from a A4 envelope when I was organizing my desk area. It is an OLD technique, but still a great one and easy!

Just seal your envelope and cut off 1 1/4" from the top to create your topper. Run the large envelope section through your crimper, this makes it a bit narrower so the top slips on nicely. The inside card is 4" wide x 4 1/4 tall " I put a tab on mine to help pull it out of the pocket but it is not necessary.

I dressed up the rose image with some glitter on the petals and popped it up at different levels.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Art Card First Prize Winner!!!

I got the news last week that I had won first place with this entry in the Blockheads Paper Arts Contest!! I won a $50 gift certificate, which has been spent and then some! Oh what fun!