Saturday, September 29, 2012

Birthday Cards

I have been working on several birthday cards over the last week. I'm going to share a couple of them today, but the others I can't share, yet.
This one is for our Great-Grandson who will be turning 1 in a couple of weeks. The base card is Real Red, the Basic Gray layer is embossed with the Chevron Embossing Folder. I cut up the invitation to get the Lightning McQueen image (didn't like the clip art images I found online and I'm not as talented as some demos who have created Lightning with punches!). I added the scalloped oval punch and the verse from Petite Pairs.
This card is for my hubby's aunt who is celebrating her 90th birthday in November. This is a hybrid card. I started with the Happy Birthday Designer kit image, changed some of the colors and added the Timeless Type punches and paper filled to match the blue in the image. Once it was printed, I added some glimmer brads and some ribbon, adhered the MDS layer to Midnight Muse layer and adhered it all to Certainly Celery card stock base.

Thanks for stopping by today...I'll be posting a couple more in a few days.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Baby Lexi

I just have to share this darling picture of my youngest grandbaby! She will be 2 months old on Wednesday.
Isn't she just the cutest? But, Gramma isn't too prejudiced! Thanks for letting me brag.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Shoebox Swap

So, today I hosted a shoebox swap. The attendees were a couple of current demos I met online, one former demo and a good friend who lives in Spokane. We had so much fun stamping and chatting and getting to know one another.
These are the little gifts that I made for everyone who attended.

These are the cards I made for the swap.

These are Dawn's cards. The picture taking leaves a lot to be desired, but loved the cards!
These are Marilyn's cards (she chose to do hybrid cards, aren't they cute?)
These are Mary's cards. She did the brayered embossing folder on the Christmas one.

These are Sue's cards (as you can see, I didn't quite get the entire stamp inked!)
Aren't they wonderful? These ladies really made my day! It's been a long time since I've done any stamping with 'buds', so this was a true treat for me. I hope the others had a great time, too!

Monday, September 10, 2012

First Holiday Card Class

These are the 3 cards that we're making at my first Holiday Card Class.
This one is pretty much a CASE of the one on page 7 of the Holiday Catalog. I used the Holiday Frame embossing folder, Joyous Celebrations stamp set and Bitty Banners Framelits. Card base is Gumball Green with the scalloped layer being Cherry Cobbler and the Whisper White wreath layer.
This one uses the Scentsational Bundle (stamp set and framelits). Don't you just love this cute little Gingerbread Man? And he smells good too, because I used the Sugar & Spice scented embossing powder. I also used the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, a piece of Be of Good Cheer DSP and finally added some Early Espresso Dotted Scallop ribbon. The card base is Gumball Green.
This one also uses the Scentsational Bundle. The card base is Cherry Cobber, with Early Espresso layer and a piece of Be of Good Cheer DSP. Then added the Cherry Cobbler Dotted Scallop ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope that you are all in the Holiday crafting mood, now!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Fall is in the Air - Holiday Time

Well, fall is definitely in the air in Northern Idaho. Got down to about 35 degrees overnight! But, the days are still lovely, in the low 80's. Since it's getting to be that time of the year, thought I would share some Holiday projects I've been working on.

First, I wanted to try to imitate the ornaments on the front cover of the Holiday Mini Catalog.
I didn't purchase the Ornament Keepsake Bundle, but I did have the Delightful Decorations stamp set and the Ornament Punch from the 2012-2013 Catalog, so I used those. I also used Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler ink, the new Cherry Cobbler Tulle Ribbon and a piece of Snow Festival DSP for the rosette. I also didn't have the new Faceted buttons (they're on order but haven't arrived), so I used a button from my stash and added the Basic Pearl to the center.
For this ornament I used some retired DSP (Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty). I used the 'sparkly' sheets for the stripe and polka dot layers. I used another sheet for the rosette. For this ornament I just punched, using the Ornament punch and the Blossom Petals Punch. Again, used a button from my stash and a Basic Pearl. I have to say, just punching and gluing went a lot faster than stamping, punching and gluing. Hubby likes the first one and I like the second one better. What do you think?
Thanks for stopping by today. Tomorrow, I'll have samples from my first Christmas Card Class.