Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 in Review

A couple of blogs I follow shared their personal favorite cards from the past year. 
I enjoyed seeing their projects so thought I'd do the same. 
I have linked to the original post if you want to see the details/products.

50th birthday card for my brother:

Birthday card with Lawn Fawn's Say Cheese and Echo Park's Metropolitan

 Thank You card featuring Lawn Fawn's Cruisin Through Life and Bannerific:

My favorite card set ever!  Loved the CAS look!

Hello card featuring Lawn Fawn's Say Cheese and Harold's ABC:

Card with Cruisin Through Life.  The pink part of the bike was paper pieced:

Father's Day card with Lawn Fawn's Bon Voyage:

Gift card holder for music teacher:

One of my mom's favorites:

I started my blog in July of 2010 with the encouragement of Kelly-Marie Alvarez of Lawn Fawn stamps.  I emailed her a picture of a project I made using one of her sets and she suggested starting a blog.  I am forever grateful to her for encouraging me to start and for all of you for all your words of encouragement.  Some comment here on the blog and others are share in real life as I have many unlisted followers.  I thank each of you!
Thank you for your kind comments and encouraging words this past year.
 Have a very happy, healthy and blessed new year!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2011 Christmas Card

Hi Everyone!  Hope you had a good Christmas.  We sure did here.
Our boys are having a ball with their new toys and enjoying their time off.
They play, they squabble, then play and then squabble some more.

I listened to them compromise this AM and it made my heart sing a little.

Anyway, I am sharing our Christmas card.
When I took the photos I did not have our family picture ready 
so I used an extra photo of the dog for the pics!

The cards feature Lawn Fawn's "Say Cheese" stamp set and Basic Grey's Nordic 6x6 pad.
I used every sheet in the pad.  Just varied it up a tad to use it all up!

My Favorite version:

Embossed the metallic background panel with Cuttlebug snowflake folder:

This one has a stamped background using Lawn Fawn's "Frosties":

embossed background:

These last two were really cute live.  The colors schemes worked nicely:

See ya next year!

Stamps: Lawn Fawn "Say Cheese" and "Frosties"; Stampin Up!  sentiment
Papers:  Basic Grey  Nordic and cs
Other:  gems, twine from The Twinery, floss

Friday, December 23, 2011

L24, CCC89, WM80: gift card holder w/bunny

Back again with another gift card holder.
I used my same design seen in the last two posts, just changed the theme.
Lots of texture on this one!

Pulled cotton ball for "snow", flocking powder on the scarf, Liquid Pearls on the bunny's tail
Glossy Accents on the sled and glittered/embossed papers!

Stamps:  Lawn Fawn's Winter Bunny and SU sentiment
Papers: MME
Ink: Memento, Distress Barn Door 
Other:  Glossy Accents, MS flocking powder, cotton, Liquid Pearls, Prismacolor pencils, floss, dimensional foam

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

WM80: Gift card holder w/music theme

Sharing another gift card holder.
I made this one for my son's music teacher.
I could not resist using the little drum in the Lawn Fawn set for her!

Here's a closer view if the drum. 
I added the bow from the set to make it girly.
Stickles and Glossy Accents for some glam!

Stamps: Lawn Fawn's "Pa-rum-pa-pum-pum", SU sentiment
Ink: Distress Barn Door and Memento black
Papers: Echo Park's "Everybody Loves Christmas"
Other: floss, Stickles, Glossy Accents

I am submitting this card into the Wee Memories #80: Anything Goes Challenge

Thanks for looking!

WM80, SSS: gift card holder

What a busy week! 
Today I am sharing a card I made for my son's art teacher.  
I designed it to hold a gift card on the front.

The inside stamped with a Stampin' Up sentiment:

Stamps:  Lawn Fawn's "Quinn's ABC"; Stampin Up and dot stamp by Judith
Inks: Distress Peeled Paint and Broken China
Paper:  from stash, I think it is MME
Other:  ribbon, gems, Stickles

I am entering this card holder in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp: Bingo   (mine is 3 across the top, ribbon, gems, glitter)
Wee Memories #80: Anything Goes 

Thanks for looking,

Monday, December 19, 2011

CAS Card Set using Hero Arts

Sharing a card set using Hero Arts that I made as a gift.
The flower colors were chosen to match the twine.
There were two of each color in the set of eight.

Here's a close-up of one of the cards. 
The flower in the corner is raised with dimensional foam on all the cards.

 The flowers on the envelopes have a dab of Glossy Accents in the center.

Packaged up:

I am entering this set in the following challenges:


Stamps:  Hero Arts "Layered Flowers" and "Everyday Sayings"
Ink: Memento
Paper: Neenah white
Other: Twine from the Twinery, Stickles, Glossy Accents, gems, HA pearls, ribbon, cellophane bag

Thanks For Looking,

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Card Set with Hero Arts

Today I am sharing a card set I made as a Christmas gift for a friend at church.
The set features MME paper collection and MANY Hero Arts stamps!

There are 8 cards in the set, two of each card.

The star was stamped and cut out:

Stamped the flower, cut it out and added some Glossy Accents:

I stamped the butterfly, cut him out, and then added red Stickles and MM wire:

This specific card design was inspired by the sketch challenge
at Simon Says Stamp this week. 

The background was stamped. 
The 3 flowers were stamped and cut out and enhanced with a dab of Stickles in the center:

Here's the set in a treat bag:

I am entering this set in the following challenges:
Hero Arts Company: sets
The Paper Variety: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: Sketch
Wee Memories: Anything Goes

Stamps: Hero Arts "Galaxy of Stars", "Layered Flowers", "Everyday Sayings", "Butterflies" cling set, "Magical Background"
Ink: Memento Black
Papers:  MME and cs
Other: Twine, buttons, Stickles, Glossy Accents, pin, ribbon

Thursday, December 15, 2011

BG59: Sympathy Card

Sharing a sympathy card I made using Basic Grey's "Granola" collection
and Hero Arts "Butterflies" cling set and "Everyday Sayings"

wire for the antennae and a little Stickles on the spots:

I am submitting this card in the Basic Grey Challenge #59: Anything Goes

Thanks for looking.
Back to Christmas projects!! 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

LC23, WM79: treat bag

Stamped a standard lunch sack to use as a gift bag for my son's gym teacher.
He likes Jolly Ranchers so there's a bag inside to replenish his stash.
Made the tag with LF stamps also.

I sprayed the front and back of the back with a light mist of Perfect Pearls/Water mixture.
You can kinda see it in this photo:

Bunny View: Stickles and Liquid Pearls

Stamps: Lawn Fawn's "Winter Bunny" and "Frosties"
Inks: Memento black, Distress Barn Door, white Brilliance
Other: Stickles, Prisma pencils, liquid pearls, Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles, Perfect Pearls, Twine, jingle bell

Thanks for looking,