Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Bear Hugs To You!!!

I created this card for a challenge at Paper Craft Planet. It's a great website similar to Facebook but with paper crafts at its heart. Check it out and join us for some fun and challenges.

This card was created for the Sketch Challenge group. I used the Stampin' Up "Happy Bear" stamp along with the "Bear Hugs to You" stamp by "Judith." The bear is watercolored with Stampin' Up inks and a water brush. The papers are Bazzill cardstock and Cloud 9 Design papers -- Sparkle Circles of Love and Luster Candy Box Hearts in Red both from their "Be Love" series. I used the Stampin' Up scallop border stamp and circle punches that I purchased from my friend, Sarah, who is a Stampin' Up Demonstrator-- Checkout Sarah's website here to get some of these great products.

ENJOY! Wishing you much scrappiness!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Happy Birthday My Love

I wanted to make a special card for hubby's birthday this year. We were going to a special dinner so I made a special card and a special dessert for him, Cannoli cake triffle. He loves cannoli filling, so I layered the filling with yellow cake and whipped topping in a triffle bowl. Unfortunately we were too full to enjoy it after dinner, but the next day it was just as good--maybe better.

Now for the card. . . I used Bazzill Cardstock, Dream Street Paper Art Nouveau and I wanted to make some matching paper with alcohol inks (this is the copper colored paper with the script on it. I used glossy paper and various alcohol inks with copper mixative and once dry I stamped the Hero Arts Manuscript Background stamp with Black Staz-on ink. As you can see I used the new Kaiser pearls and several metal charms and brads. The fabric ribbon is from Stampin' Up. I used my needle tool to punch the holes on the brown paper and then lightly sanded. I absolutely love the Dream Street Paper and how the colors interact together.

Wishing you much scrappiness today and always.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Alcohol Ink Card for Eagle Scout

Last weekend we went to an Eagle ceremony for one of the scouts in our troop. It was a wonderful ceremony and he is a wonderful scout, so I knew I wanted a special card for him.

I created this card with Ranger Alcohol inks and this great stamp by Stampers Anonymous. The alcohol inks are great for coloring anything that is metal too to create matching brads and accents. Hope you enjoy this and it inspires you to try alcohol inks. The background papers are Dream Street--nice heavy 2-sided papers.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Giving is Better than Receiving

Check out i{heart}2stamp's blog - She's doing something wonderful and you can get involved easily and maybe even win something for yourself.

But remember, giving is better than receiving. It's simple and the more the merrier!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Snowman Spinning Card

I admit I don't visit YouTube.com often unless it's to view ERA real estate listings relating to work. But, recently I discovered a whole new outlet after viewing one of Tim Holtz tutorials, which are amazing for new techniques and learning how to use his products. I found MonicasPassions and her directions for a spinning card. I just had to try this and they are so much fun. When you turn the card 90 degree, the little snowman spins and tumbles down the slot in the card. Monica gives you detailed directions for this with great visuals so check it out if you'd like to create a card like this.

The snowman stamp is part of the Stampin' Up - Holiday Tag Team set watercolored with a waterbrush and the following ink pads from Stampin' Up - Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Red Riding Hood, Kiwi Kiss, and Baja Breeze. After the image dried I coated it with clear Versamark and used "heat and stick" powder and heat set it just until sticky. Then I dusted it with Diamond Dust and gently heat set. The papers used are Fancy Pants Botanicals Daisy #839, Imaginisce Snow Jo - Snow #000789, and Bazzill CS-Powder, a piece of BG blue (not sure of the name), and last but not least, a pop dot and 2 pennies.

These are great cards to give, but beware they are so much fun to play with you may not want to give them away. Enjoy !!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Let it Snow!

Today I finished up a layout I have been working on. The paper is Rhonna Christmas "Glittery Night" #67030 - Autumn Leaves. I also used basic white CS and some Aqua BLING CS. The boy's coats were a challenge in choosing paper to match the photos, so I tried to stay neutral and not add too many colors.

I love the glitter on this paper, so I decided to add some accents with glitter. The snowflakes you see are American Crafts Holiday House colored chipboard. The arrow and rectangle are Basic Grey Undressed Chipboard that I painted white several times with Ranger white paint dabber. For all the chipboard, I finally had a chance to try out some of my new Stampin' Up products I ordered from my good friend Sarah Craig.

First I covered all the chipboard with Versamark and then covered with Heat and Stick powder from Stampin' Up and heat set them. Just heat until it looks sticky, if you overheat it it will lose its stickiness. Then I added some Diamond Dust and lightly heat set it.

I decided to do hidden journaling and a made pocket behind the photo to hold the journaling. The journal card is by Pebbles Inc "Share & Tell" Designs that I cut down a bit.

Hope this inspires you to get some layouts done.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Those that know me, know that no one loves Disney more than I do.

I'm so honored that the word has finally gotten out and I'll be honored at Disney this year.

What a treat for a Disney fan like me! Hope you'll join me. Click on the arrow to start the video and for information on all the festivities in my honor.

After the video, you can click on it to find out how you can honor someone special just like this!

A few more cards to share with you. Love those alcohol inks!