Sunday, October 27, 2013

CTS#51 Lifting Spirits Card

Hello, again! I found a little extra playtime today in my craft room. I found the cutest sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch blog.
Paper: Sarita, White Daisy CS
Inks: Black, Outdoor Denim
Stamp: Lifting Spirits
Tools: Cloudy Skies Embossing Folder (Darice), Paper-Piercer, Watercolor Pencils
Other: Licorice Pearls, Foam Tape

I kept it very simple today. I was so excited to be able to use a new stamp set in my stash. Have a happy day!


Mojo Monday 316

Good morning! I am enjoying a quiet Sunday morning at home. Not only did I get to eat one of my favorite Sunday morning yummies...cinnamon rolls, but I also found an hour to create a Christmas card. Happy, happy, happy!
This will be one of the cards offered for my annual Christmas card workshop. I took inspiration from this week's Mojo Monday sketch.
Recipe: All Items are CTMH, unless otherwise noted.
Paper: Sparkle and Shine, Juniper CS, White Daisy CS, Cranberry CS
Ink: Cranberry
Stamp: Santa Claus
Tools: Paper-Piercer, Circle Stax Die (MFT), Snow Dots Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)
Other: Cranberry Brads

I tweaked the design a little for faster assembly. Thanks for stopping by today.


Sunday, October 6, 2013

Polar Bear Frosted Holiday

So, if you've been following along with me today, this is the last of the cards I created on World Cardmaking Day. All patterns used are from the new Make It From Your Heart Volume 2 book. This handy guide makes these cards a snap to crank out.

Here is my proud mommy moment. Every time the kids see me coloring in a stamped image for a card, they want to play along. So I usually find some scrap cardstock and stamp a couple of extra images. This is what my 5yo daughter colored. When asked if that was a blue moon behind Mary, I was quickly told it was a grey moon. Oops. My bad. ;)
I need to make quick note that I received my new Polar Bear Holiday stamp set yesterday afternoon, and pulled it out of the box just to make these cards. Also, the crystal blue and slate grey cardstock were left over pieces from the Laughing Lola Cardmaking Kit, as seen previously on my blog (today).


Laughing Lola Card Workshop

This is where the bulk of my cards came from yesterday during World Card Making Day. I purchased the Laughing Lola Card Workshop Kit for just $24.95*.
Laughing Lola Cardmaking Kit
This kit includes everything needed to complete 15 cards, envelopes included. By using some extra white daisy cardstock and the You Are My Happy stamp set, I was able to create extra cards. I made 5 each of the examples showcased above.

Colored this little guy to look like a skunk. It made my kids laugh.

I added a small piece of retired Florentine paper since it was already out on my workspace. I also had left over pieces of cardstock and used those on some of the other cards I created last night. My goal was to see how much of the pattern paper I could use up, and I'm proud to say I have like 2 small pieces left over. As was the case with Chantilly, I had enough paper left to create 4 more cards with this kit, making it 19 total for just $24.95*.

*Plus shipping and tax.


FMS106 Winter Tree Card

I am back today with the first card I made on World Card Making Day. I used this fun sketch created by Freshly Made Sketches.
There are moments when things don't go quite according to plan. Such was the case with this card. My initial vision called for me to use my Snow Dots embossing folder instead of the hexagon folder. I cut my circle out and the corresponding Spellbinder die fancy circle. Instead of silver pearl, I originally intended to use kraft cardstock, but since it was a new die, it ripped that circle. At each turn, I finally realized I was being pushed to try some of my new products with this card. You see, I originally intended to make a standard size card, but in the end, I'm happy I made this lovely 5x7 version, instead. 

Paper: Silver Pearl CS (Jo-Ann's), White Daisy CS, Florentine (CTMH)
Stamps: Lovely As A Tree (SU!), Very Merry Christmas (CTMH)
Inks: VersaMark, Tsuniko Black
Tools: Hexagon Folder (Cuttlebug), Fancy Circle Die (Spellbinders), Circle Stax Die (MFT), Paper-Piercer, Silver Embossing Powder, Craft Tray, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Craft Heater (CTMH)
Other: Blue Epoxy Bubbles (CTMH)

The trees are embossed in silver, but my picture doesn't show that detail well. Hope you like.


SSS231 Mary and Babe

Good morning. I was so excited to get my new Christmas goodies in yesterday. I sat down this morning with a vision from a fantastic sketch I saw while blog surfing.

I would like to enter this into The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge SSS231, as well as The Friday Mashup Challenge FM130.
Paper: Sparkle and Shine, Flirty, Cranberry CS, Kraft CS, White Daisy CS (CTMH)
Stamp: Mary and Babe (CTMH)
Inks: VersaMark Black, Honey (CTMH)
Tools: Circle Stax Die (MFT, Paper-Piercer, Micro-Tip Scissors, Watercolor Pencils, Blending Pen (CTMH), Scallop Border Punch (SU!)
Other: Clear Sparkles (CTMH)

I made 23 cards yesterday for WCMD. After church today, I hope to share more of them with you.