Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year's Eve! I have one last post to share with you before 2010 comes to a close and we ring in the new year! Over on PSA's blog HERE, there is an Inspirational Photo of the Week -- you'll see it on the right side at the top of the blog. This week is a pair of champagne glasses. I really had fun creating this card! It's something I would probably never create just on my own without a photo to inspire me!! I drew the shape of the glass, colored it with a Zig Emboss Writer pen, then heat embossed the gold part. I added Star Dust Stickles to the top for the foam. Then cut out the shape and adhered to the cardstock with dimensionals. I used the 'celebrate' stamp several times to form the stem of the glass. For added bling, I put more gold EP to frame the card!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you and your family a WONDERFUL NEW YEAR ahead! I will be back on Monday with another New Year's card for the next Paper Therapy Challenge!

Stamps: DeNami Design - Petit Fours Party Time (the bursts); Stampin' Up! - Everyday Flexible Phrases (celebrate)
Cardstock: SU - Very Vanilla, Basic Black, So Saffron
Ink: Sweet Stamps - White Dye inkpad
Other: PK Glitz - Honey EP Max; Stickles - Star Dust; Zig Emboss Writer pen, Dimensionals

Paper Therapy Challenge #12 - Christmas!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Hello....it's the last Monday before Christmas! WOWZERS! Time never really slows down, does it?!?  Well, I hope you have all your Christmas shopping done and wrapped (my shopping is done...still need to wrap!) so you can enjoy the final days before the BIG day.
This week at Paper Therapy, the challenge is to make a Christmas project. I made a CAS card for this one. I just love that patterned paper! I used a shimmery paper for the embossed leaves, and finished it with some PTI ribbon and the 'be merry' sentiment. Thanks for visiting today...I know it's a busy time so I appreciate you spending a few minutes with me! If I don't get a chance to post anything else before the holiday....I wish you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS with all your families and friends!

Just have to mention my husband took this picture for me. He put the card in our Christmas tree
for an extra festive look. He did a great job, huh?! Love those lights in the background!

Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Warm Words
Patterned Paper: Cloud9 Design Paper Pad - Harvest Holiday, Cream Paper - Unknown
Other: PTI Spring Moss Ribbon

Paper Therapy Challenge #11 - Snowflakes!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Good morning and welcome to another challenge at Paper Therapy. If you are not familiar with Paper Therapy, it's an online forum for card makers and scrapbookers to share their work, chat about crafting and life in general. There are also swaps and challenges too! Every Monday there is a new challenge posted in the forum HERE. You have until the following Saturday night to upload your project based on that week's challenge. The first challenge of every month will receive a prize and a blinkie. We would love to have you play along! It's a very fun community of crafters!

This week is very simple -- make a project with a snowflake on it! I wanted to change it up a bit this time around, so I decided to make a paper snowflake! I found this tutorial online, and tweaked it to be my own. I had some Stampin' Up! double-sided DSP, so I thought it would look great for this project! It was pretty simple to do -- you just have to plan ahead. I ended up waiting to unravel the paper from the pens after two nights of it being wrapped just because I didn't get a chance to finish it before then. I think it worked out good because the paper is still pretty curly. I think this would be a great project to do with your kids (if you have any, lol!). I think I will be hanging it on a doorknob at my house.
Thanks for popping in! Have a great week everyone!

Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up!
Accents: Colorbok - Clear Rhinestone; SU - 1.25" Circle Punch, Embroidery Floss
Other: Glue or tape runner, stapler, 6 pens, scotch tape

Triple Challenge Day

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Hello! I've got another Christmas card to share with you today! I combined three different challenges: DeNami Product Challenge - Punches, Sweet Sunday Sketch, and The Color Dare #88 - Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, and Neutral of Choice. It's a pretty simple card. I just HAD to add some red Stickles to give it some bling ;-) It's so great of you to stop by! Let me know what you think of my card!

Stamps: DeNami Design - Decorative Flourish, Three Line Border; SU - Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: SU - Real Red, Old Olive, Naturals Ivory
Ink: SU - Real Red, Mellow Moss
Other: EK Success Edger Punch - Daisy Scallop, Stickles - Xmas Red, Dimensionals

Wee Memories Holiday Music Inspiration & PPA Challenges

Friday, December 10, 2010

 Friday is HERE!!!! I am so happy the weekend is about to begin...I have another extended weekend and I am SOOOO glad! Work has been rough lately, so it will be nice to have some extra relaxing craft time...and of course finish my Christmas shopping! :-)

Today I have a card to share with you for both the Wee Memories Holiday Music Inspiration Challenge and the Pals Paper Arts Fashion Inspiration Challenge. I thought it was so clever to use a holiday song as the inspiration for a card! I had a bunch of ideas for it, and ended up with the card below, using White Christmas as the inspiration--perfect for the 'winter whites' in the PPA photo. I absolutely LOVE color, so an all white card for me is quite a change! But, I really love it! As you all probably know, pictures sometimes just don't do the card justice....especially in this case. I added Stickles to select areas of the embossed design (click on picture to see more detail), but it sure doesn't show the fun intensity of the *sparkle* that appears in bright light. It reminds me of fresh fluffy snow when it first falls. DeNami Design is sponsoring the Wee Memories challenge, so if you participate, you'll have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate! There is a mystery prize for the PPA challenge, so you might want to check that one out too! I want to thank you for visiting my blog, and I would love to hear your thoughts about my creation for these challenges. Have a great weekend everyone!

Stamps: DeNami - Christmas Script
Cardstock: Stampin' Up - Whisper White
Ink: Tsukineko Pigment Ink - Starlite Silver
Ribbon: Unknown (from a wedding favor!)
Other: Embossing Folder -Sizzix Textured Impressions Damask #3, Stampin' Up! Corner Rounder Punch, Silver Cord - SU, Stickles - Star Dust

Paper Therapy Challenge #10 - Sketch

Monday, December 6, 2010

Good morning and a Happy Monday to all of you! This week is a sketch challenge over at Paper Therapy. Use the sketch below to create a card or a tag for a scrapbook layout!

Here's my result of the sketch challenge. I needed a male birthday card, so I used my new stack of s.e.i. Black Orchid papers for this card -- so fun! I added some white ink around the edge of the large teal piece in the background, added a button with some baker's twine for an added accent, and used dimensionals to pop up the Happy Birthday oval.

I am really glad you made your way to my blog today! It's always so great to have visitors ;-)
Make sure to visit again later in the week....I will be posting a Christmas card!

Stamps: Stampin' Up! -Warmest Regards
Cardstock: Stampin' Up - Certainly Celery
Patterned Paper: s.e.i. Black Orchid
Ink: Staz-On - jet black, Sweet Stamps - White Dye
Ribbon: SU- Black grosgrain
Other: Button - DeNami Design, Twine - Divine Twine, Marvy Uchida 1.5" circle punch, Nesties: Classic Ovals Large, Dimensionals