I coloured Norm with Copic markers, and used some Making Memories papers that work well for masculine cards, along with a few star die cuts. The inside sentiment is "Old Guys Rule".
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
A work friend is turning 50 on Christmas Eve, so we had an early celebration for him tonight, and I made him a very fun card. Here is Norm from Art Impressions:
Friday, November 30, 2018
*Two posts in one day! Please scroll down for my Colourific design team post*It's back!! The 2018 Holiday Coffee Lover's Blog Hop kicks off today, so I hustled home from work and put a little something together. I'm using some of my much-loved Verve stamps today... and I'd like to give a huge shout out to Julee Tilman who's been a big supporter of the hop for years, and made the best coffee lover's stamps around. Here's my first effort for the hop:
I pulled out some Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Christmas papers from a couple of years ago, and used Laurel Seabrook's Sketchy Saturday sketch.
I have four projects on the Colourific blog today - all Christmas cards. When I first saw this gorgeous tree made of stars in the Mr & Mrs Snow stamp set... I knew that it was wanting to be foiled! I am so happy that I did... I love the end result:
Colourific's fabulous font!
It's always hard to photograph anything shiny! It's got quite a lovely shimmer in real life.A4 Alphabet & Numbers stamp set, and wanted to try using it for some Christmas cards:
Colourific's fabulous font!
I stamped the words, leaving spaces where the O's should be... then I photocopied them onto some white cardstock (the foil only sticks to toner), and then ran them all through my Minc machine with gold foil to make my shimmery letters.
I die cut two snowflakes from gold cardstock, and layered them onto each sentiment.
All of the words are adhered to the base with pop dots for a little dimension.
And of course, I couldn't resist using my sewing machine to sew around the panels. *So if you don't have Christmas stamp sets on hand, but want to put some holiday cards together - this is a quick & easy idea, and a great way to use a font.
*There are brand new stamp sets being released by Colourific on December 1st! Be sure to check out the blog in the coming weeks to see all of the new ideas from the Design Team.
Monday, November 26, 2018
I have been working away on a huge stash of tags over the past week. After enjoying all the inspiration on Tracey McNeeley's 25 Days of Christmas Tags, I got down to business with some simple white tag shapes, using colours of Distress Oxide inks to blend on a small portion of each. Intending to do four tags originally, I sort of couldn't stop myself, and ended up with 48 tags total!
Here were the first four that I loved so much - I made four of each....
Then I did a circle version...
Friday, November 23, 2018
Here is my second set of cards that made it into Creative Scrapbooker Magazine's current issue (page 125!) plus a couple of bonus coordinating cards. Stamp set is Snow Friend Set (Sku #5041) from Art Impressions:
Thanks for looking, today!
Thursday, November 22, 2018
I am excited to share that I have four cards in the Winter edition of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine! I am using two of the newest Art Impressions Christmas stamp sets. The first two are using Christmas Bee Set (Sku #5042):
Isn't she a scream? I adore her Bee onesie! She is stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink, and coloured with Copic Markers. I picked one of the many sentiments that come in the set and popped it up on pop dots along with a sprig of holly.
These three caroling bees crack me up, too... also coloured in Copics. I cut an oval shape out of the checked paper, added a red frame and then popped the checked rectangle up with pop dots. The bees are adhered to the base of the card, so they are actually recessed in the card. I added some die cut fir branches and a little coloured poinsettia to trim it off. I'll post my other two published cards tomorrow.
Sunday, November 18, 2018
So this card ended up a little busier than I intended (grin)... It is totally inspired by my niece, Allie, who used this stamp set this week, and I had yet to pull mine out (gasp!). I decided to play along with the Lawnfawnatics current colour challenge, and am using Laurel's current Sketchy Saturday sketch. So here is my (slightly) busy card:
I am using Lawn Fawn's Winter Alpaca stamp set, Really Rainbow Christmas papers and Stitched Hillside dies. The paper is a coordinating cardstock from American Crafts' Tropical pack. Stitched Alpine Snowflakes are from Poppy Stamps.
One of the managers at the library where I work, always brings me a Tim's coffee on the Saturdays that we work together... and I bring her a card. So last night I pulled out this stamp & die set from Art Impressions and put two of these together:
Here is the middle, and open it up to see...
The sweet little mouse reading a book in the middle. Perfect for a librarian!After colouring the images with Copic markers, I lined the inside flaps with patterned paper to hide the marker bleed-through, and recut the openings with the dies. I mounted the try-fold onto a 4 3/4" square of cardstock and another coordinating piece of paper. I adhered the organdy ribbon to the back of the card and tied it around the front. You can find all of the Mini Try-folds on the Art Impressions website, here.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Back with a card using the current Mojo Monday sketch #502... Using up some old CTMH paper that I've had for eons (this stuff never ends!), and I managed to make up four of them:
Friday, November 16, 2018
I have the sweetest images to share with you today - all from the new holiday stamp sets from Colourific:
I'm all about bright colours & papers... and these images had me grabbing these bold patterns, and I love the aqua added in with the traditional red & green.
Mr & Mrs Snow set with Copic markers, and started building my snowy scene... and felt like it needed a little glimmer. So I ran the pole and striped scarf through my Minc machine, adding red foil to them, and I made the snowflakes silver.
Singing Robins stamp set, but I decided to just feature one, sitting on a branch with the snowy sky behind him. There's a little shimmer on this card also, as I foiled the sentiment in silver as well:
Be sure to check out all of the new holiday sets that are available on the Colourific website here! Happy stamping!
Sunday, November 11, 2018
I made a sweet card today that I'm really happy with for the November Sugar Pea Designs Mix-It-Up challenge.
I used the sketch portion of the challenge, and picked the polka dot paper, because it made me think of falling snow. I added a couple of stitched banner die cuts and snowflakes in the top corner, and secured them with some silver staples. I rounded two of the corners like the sketch, and mounted the whole panel with 3D adhesive onto a white card base.
I hope to play along again this month... and will try to incorporate the yarn/colours next time!
Stamp set is Eskimo Kisses by Sugar Pea Designs; Patterned paper is A Perfect Winter by Echo Park; Copic Markers.
Saturday, November 10, 2018
I am YET AGAIN bringing out these Echo Park papers to make some Christmas cards... I still have a whole pile of it, so you'll be seeing it often. Today I paired up the current Freshly Made Sketch with the Eskimo Kisses stamp set from Sugar Pea Designs:
I added a red and a white snowflake to each of them, and used a sentiment from an older CTMH set.
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Laurel's Sketchy Saturdays are back up on her blog... so I've been working away all week to get six cards made up for my stash. I recently bought a little kit of Echo Park's "A Perfect Winter", and it came with matching Enamel dots, phrases & shapes - so I used a little of everything.
Here was the sketch: