Thursday, September 29, 2011

Snow Much Fun # 2

I love this card. I saw it in this months Stampin Success and knew I would be making it. I had not done a side stair step card before so I thought what a great opportunity to teach a new technique with one of my favorite sets. This card requires a lot of cutting so it takes some time. But the end result - oh so cute so I say worth it :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Stitched Stockings # 2

This card was another quick and easy card. I had some extra dsp and ribbon from a couple years ago that I wanted to use. Liiked at a card with a similar design and the stitched stocking was created. Normally it takes me an hour or more to get a card designed. I loved that 4 cars took me less than 2 hours.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Merry Winter # 2

This was another card that we made this month in the Christmas Card Class. I needed some quick to put together cards as the final card was going to be a challenge card and take some time. The snowflake is from the Jingle Bingo Bits stamp set.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Christmas Lodge

I love this set but was debating on getting it as I have so many Christmas Stamps. In the end I decided to get it and am so glad I did. I cased this card from Jan Tink - changing it up slightly. A great card to use up some of those snowflakes :) This was one of the cards for our September Christmas Card Class.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Sounding Joy # 2

I love the colors of this card (Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla) and how elegant it looks. It uses the quilted satan ribbon and Snow Burst the new textured impression embossing folder.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Boo Bowl!

Shirley found these cute little Halloween bath gels at a local discount shop. They had different shapes but the spider was my favorite. We started discussing how we could use these. We got packages of black bowls at the dollar spot. They came in sets of 4. We then saw the bath scrubbies that came in sets of 2 and Shirley commented that these would make a great filler. Since I travel so much - I have all these travel size shampoos. lotions, conditioners and soaps. We covered them with designer series paper and there it was - these cute little BOO bowls. It will be fun to display them in the bathroom or give one to company if they are visiting in October. My sister does a spooky Halloween party for the grandkids and this would be fun favors for them to have at the party.

Friday, September 23, 2011

House of Haunts

My friend Shirley and I were looking through a Stampin Success and we saw this cute little bag with the image stamped on the Wood Sheets. We decided to try it - one with handles and a more manly one without :) This will be one of the projects in the Halloween Stamp Camp.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Halloween Advent Calendar

I saw this project on a 2009 Stampin Success Magazine. I wanted to make it back then but it got put to t he wayside. Going back through the old magazines I saw it again and decided to make it. How fun to have an advent calendar where you can put in little wrapped up candy bars and little notes for fun things to do in October - such as watch a scary movie, carve pumpkins, decorate the house...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Snow Much Fun

I love this stamp set. When I saw it in the catalog I knew I would be getting it. These cards are made using Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red. I have so many of these snowflakes that I am looking for projects to use them on.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Merry Winter

I got this set needing a few small snowmen for a card idea I had. I haven't created that card yet - but wanted to make sure they got put to good use. I have too many stamp sets that went new and unmounted and retired. So my goal is to use all stamp sets that I purchase this year :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Stitched Stockings

I copied this card directly from the Holiday Mini. I used Pear Pizzazz and Cherry Cobbler. I think Cherry Cobbler is my new favorite color. A tip for this card - the center stocking was inked in Cherry Cobbler and then the Argile portion cleaned off and colored with the Pear Pizzazz marker. The Cherry Cobbler still comes through. So I recommend you do them on separate pieces and cut out the argile portion to adhere to the stocking.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Gifts of Christmas - Aug 2011

I made this card in the past without a colored backing. I love this set and it works great using the Popping Pastels technique.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Sounding Joy # 1

I didn't take this picture on the best background. This was one of the cards we did in our August Christmas Card class. This was my least favorite one of the five. I love the stamp set - I wished I would have brought the dsp all the way down the card if I did it again.