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Friday, December 30, 2011

Valentine's Day-starting early!

 Bought a new Valentine's stamp set the day after Christmas @ Michael's 40% off.  Just had to start playing with it!  The stamp set is Recollections.  The background paper: Road Show by Fancy Pants. I distressed a paper doily with Tim Holtz red ink then cut it in half.  You tell real good-but I put glossy accents all over the cupid & then added 3 small half pearls (from stampin up)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thank You Challenges

I"ve been creating for a Challenge @ Crafty Creations Challenge and Perfect Sentiments Challenge
 A card or gift of Graditude or Thanks!

Crafty Creations:

Check out their blog: http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/



there will be several prizes and winners
for this Challenge as well as a few along the way during the Blog Hop!
Sponsors Include:

Jaime's CTMH Shop
Mischief Kit


Hope Jacare (Claire)



Teeny Weeny Fimo Embellies and 3 IMAGES from Doodles by Hope Jacare





$10 Gift certificate!!

PERFECT SENTIMENTS CHALLENGE PSC12
CHECK OUT THEIR BLOG:
http://perfectsentimentschallenge.blogspot.com/

Here's my card:
I stamped thanks so much in 3 different distress ink colors, cut the page in half and distressed the edges.  Using Lily of the Valley stamp for the picture. I colored it with SU markers.


Stamps used: Stampin Up, Lili of the Valley
Markers: Stampin Up
Distress Ink: Tim Holtz
Paper: Fancy Deisgns pattern paper & Stampin Up sold card stock
Ribbon: Stampin up

Saturday, December 24, 2011

PPA125 Tag You're It!!



Last minute tags attached to envelopes
adding some money to the gift.  Wanted to get in on the PPA Challenge.  I versa marked snowflakes on the navy blue & embossed with SU Iridesscent Ice.  Ripped a piece of "snow" for the bottom. Punched a hole in the top of the diecut tag & ran my string thru & tied a bow on it.  I glued the tag to the envelope & you open it to find the money! Dad will be so excited!! 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #7

Word Art Wednesday challenge is always focused on scripture.  With Christmas coming up this scripture is so perfect.  Glory to God is what we need to be focusing on in our preparation of this wonderful holiday. We're celebrating our Lord's birth!  God shared His most precious son with us. How he loves us!

It took me several days-drying time to create mine on canvas.  I used mod podge and layered ripped pieces of wall paper for the background.  Around the bottom right edge I added some ripped pages of a french dictionary.
Distressed my scripture cutout and added it next.  Cut out LOVE and the large heart with my cricut. Started stamping around the edges using Tim Holtz Vintage photo & berry distress ink.  Lastly I added 3 vintage buttons.

I love the finished project.  I have a frame ready for it. After Christmas-it's going up on my wall @ work for inspiration.


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Word Art Wednesday Design Team Member!!

I am thrilled to share with you all that I've been asked to be a design team member for Word Art Wednesday beginning January 4th!!

Cassandra Cushman has started this blog to minister to other's using art & God's word to encourage others.  Her desire to reach out to a hurting world is one I share.  God's love is real and so very needed in our community & world.

Please join in the fun starting 1/4/12 and make your own creation.  When she post's the challenges with the sponsor information-I will be sharing it with you!  So tell all your friends and co-crafters!  We'd love to have you share your creations with us.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Glitter Rose Card CCC148

 Cherry Cobbler paper embossed with stampin up rose.  I highlighted with red glitter glue on inside edges & silver glitter glue on the edges of the petals.  I needed it to pop a little more so I skimmed across the edges with black sharpie.  I coated the edges with Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink. 

Tried to get a close up of the glitter glue. Looks much better in person!

Happiness Always PSC11 & PPA124

The Challenge: Create a card that reflects an "Anniversary" sentiment.
The Twist: Use the following photo as inspiration for your card. You can be inspired by the colors, textures, whatever suits your fancy.








 I inked the edges of the lace with Tim Holtz vintage photo ink.  The sentiment happiness always is from stampin  up. Flowers are prima with a tiny brad in the center.
 I embossed this piece of black cardstock & then used my Stampin Up Sander to sand the pattern to get.
 I colored this piece of chipboard with Tim Holtz vintage photo ink.  Didn't try to cover it solid-I like the light & dark spots.
Voila! My finished card. I wanted soft & romantic. I can't seem to do that! I love the vintage feel.

I also used the sketch from Pals Paper Arts Challenge #124

New Christmas Paintings

Snow Days

Let It Snow!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Perfect Sentiments Challenge 10

Christmas Joy I used a LOTV stamp-cause I love furbabies.  Added a small tree with a SU stamp.  Used SU dazzling details on the santa hat & other small details.  The ribbon has sparkle & shine.  


I used crystal embossing powder on the JOY. Of course I had to distress the edges of everything.  Added some bling stars as well.  I really like the way it turned out.  Now-who do I send it to??

Haven't had time to participate in last few weeks.  Had to jump back in-so I was in my craft room @ 6AM this morning!!  Determined to make a gorgeous card.  The challenge was a Christmas card with glitter-sparkle-shine. I love all three!  Hope you like my card-I think it's adorable.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Tags

I was inspired by Tim Holtz 12 days of tags.  Unfortunately I don't have the many different tools & inks, etc that he has!  So I just did my own thing.  Love making them. Little works of art.

New Cross stamp-embossed with Stampin-N-Stuff gold power. Distress edges.

 I can't figure out how to get these to flip! LOL.  Hope it doesn't make you sick looking at them!

Love using distress ink. This pretty brown ribbon is from Stampin Up. 






Cricut Lite cut the Joy & circleUsed Stampin up cherry cobbler embossing powder on the top image.

Gelli Plate Backgrounds converted to cards

If you are a follower, you know I adore making my own paper with my gelli plate. I use Americana Acrylic paint by DecoArt . It is the perf...