Tuesday, January 27, 2009
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
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
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
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
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
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
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!