Sunday, November 02, 2008

A few cards using the Martha Stewart branch punch...

The Martha Stewart branch punch is probably one of the most versatile punches I have ever owned. I purchased mine last year from Wal Mart for about $9.00. I have also heard of Michael's and some lss carrying the punch if you are looking for one.

The reindeers:
On this card I used the branch punch as antlers for my reindeer, and used the SU! large oval for their heads. The paper is SU! and Imginisce's Snowy Jo paper.

The snowy pine:
For this card I used the branch punch as! :) The trunk of the tree was hand cut by me from Close to cocoa SU! card stock, crumpled up for texture and ink with close to cocoa for depth. The snow on the tree is liquid applique sprinkled with SU! dazzling diamonds right before heating with the embossing gun.

Joy ornament:
Again I used the branch punch for a branch :) This time I hung a glittery ornament from the branch. For the ornament I used the SU! 1 3/8" circle punch and glitter paper from Target. Then tied gold string for the bow and string.

The Snowflake:
This time I spaced the branch punch out a little bit in a circle shape...creating this snowflake. To cover up the spacing in the middle I used the Martha Stewart 1" scallop circle punch and some stamps from Art Warehouse that I bought at Hobby Lobby. On the corners I used the SU! ticket corner punch and added a little bling. The base of the card was embossed using my swiss dots cuttlebug folder, and then inked with SU! white ink pad.

Feel free to copy any of the ideas posted here. If you are going to post your creations online...please be sure to give appropriate credit. Thank you.

The winner is..........


Thank you to everyone that placed orders this month!

October order raffle....

Everyone that placed an order with me in the month of October had their name entered into this months raffle drawing. (if you placed more than one order, you will get one than one entry)

The winner will receive a $20.00 gift certificate for Stampin' Up.

I will number everyone in the order that their order was placed, and then I will use a random number selector website to choose the winner. Here is the list:
  1. Nellie
  2. Julene
  3. Christine
  4. Beth
  5. Rhonda
  6. Adrienne
  7. Blanca
  8. Doni
  9. Tonya
  10. Blanca
  11. Alicia
  12. Kathy
  13. Christine
I will notify everyone that the drawing is going to take place, and will draw the name tonight at 9 pm central time.

There will be another drawing for the month of November with an extra bonus!!! Plus 20% off all your Stampin' Up orders all month long! No minimum order and no exclusions.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Owl holiday card...

Bailee just loves owls! I knew when I saw this set by Hero Arts at Archiver's...we had to have them. They are just too darn cute!

I embossed the owls, cut them out, colored them with prismacolor pencils, and attached them with dimensionals. I used SU! watercolor paper for the background. I inked up my brayer with baja breeze and covered the entire piece. Next I inked just the edge of the brayer with pacific point and went over the top and bottom for depth. I took a damp sponge and blended the colors together. Lastly, I stamped little snowflakes in white craft ink.

Stamps: Hero Arts Owl Christmas from Archiver's
Paper: Basic Grey Figgy Pudding, baja breeze, SU! watercolor paper
Ink: Chocolate chip craft ink, baja breeze, pacific point, SU! white craft ink.
Accessories: clear embossing powder, stickles, scallop edge punch, American craft ribbon, prisma pencils, brayer.

Monday, October 20, 2008

A few Christmas cards....

I will be posting several cards in the next few days. Instead of filling up the page with me chit chatting, I will just post the cards and the supplies. We'll keep it simple.
I will try to get better pictures of the bottom 2 cards tomorrow.

Stamps: Snowman from Archiver's
Paper: DCWV winter stack
Ink: purely pomegranate, baja breeze, basic black
Accessories: Martha Stewart drippy goo punch, SU! taffeta ribbon, Stickles Crystal

Stamps: A Cardinal Christmas
Paper: kiwi kiss, riding hood red, very vanilla, christmas stack
Ink: kiwi kiss, riding hood red, old olive, close to cocoa
Accessories: Xmas red stickles, cuttlebug embossing folder, aquapainter

Stamps: Snow Swirled
Paper: real red, whisper white
Ink: versamark, SU! white craft ink
Accessories: red embossing powder, white embossing powder, bling
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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Quick Halloween invites...

Every year the girls have a Halloween party. I have a lot going on in the month in October, so I wanted to get ahead of the game and get the invitations finished.

Stamps by Imaginsce (purchased at Archiver's)
Glitter paper from Target
Ink is stampin' up white craft ink and basic black
Scallop circle was cut on my Cricut (alphalicious cartridge)
Martha Stewart Drippy goo punch (purchased @ Michael's...also sold at Archiver's)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Frankenstein, Roses and a lil' bling...

Quite the combo, right???

It seems like months since I've held a club meeting, this past Sunday was looong overdue! Anyway, I just wanted to share with you the 3 cards we made. We also did a 12x12 LO for the 4th of July...but I will post that one in a few days. Okey dokey---

Now this is not an excuse, but I want to explain why what you are about to see are not all Mandy originals. Last week I was not feeling good, I spent Wed. at the hospital go through tests and ultrasounds (**NO** I am not preggo!!!!) I then spent Thursday & Friday on my only day to plan & execute was Saturday. Things are going ok now, and it's just one day at a time for the moment until we know more.

Ok let's get on with the cards!

Card numero uno....Frankenstein and Franniestein.....

I actually saw this posted on SCS by Dawn Griffith and she actually did a step by step video on how to make this card on her blog. Here is a link to the video :
I only made a few minor changes to Frank and Frannie by inking all the edges for depth and not using the arrows for bolts. And of course adding the bow to turn Frank into Frannie.

This a simple card. I just wanted to do a card that showcased the new Stampin' Up In Colors for 08-09....and the new scallop edge punch.

Colors used: Baja Breeze, Pacific Point and Kiwi kiss (LOVE this color!!!)
Stamps - SU! Wow flowers

One more card to showcase the new In Colors and the new designer paper Bella Rose.

Colors used: Riding hood red, Pink Pirouette and kiwi kiss.
ribbon was bought from Hobby Lobby and matches kiwi kiss perfectly! Yay!
Stamps - SU! Heard from the heart.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Remember when...

You use to come to this blog to see new projects posted several times a week?

Well, those days are coming back. The kids are going back to school in a week, and with my recent health issues I will be spending a lot more time at home resting, relaxing and crafting. Doctors orders :) (ok maybe not the crafting part)

First post of new projects will be tomorrow...yay! Hope to see you here :)