Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A couple of cards

The first card I made for a friend who is going through a difficult time. The sentiment is a Verve stamp, paper is Rich Razzleberry & Very Vanilla cardstock, Cottage Wall DSP. I used a new MS deep edge punch, Spellbinders label, liquid pearls, distress stickles, & SU glitter brads. I was very happy with how this turned out.

The second card was for a challenge on SCS to use Pear Pizzaz, Baja Breeze, and Perfect Plum. If you scroll down you will see I cased this design from my upline - thank you, Jeri!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Extreme Snowboard

I made this card for my niece for her birthday. The sentiment is from SU Word Play, the skateboarder is Extreme Skateboarding. I used the sponging technique to create the sunrise/sunset background. The colors in the background are barely banana, peach parfait, tangerine tango, and ruby red. The sentiment is inked in Baja Breeze and the cardstock base is Cool Carribean. A little glue pen & SU Dazzling Diamonds glitter to highlight the snow. I think I am startng to get a hang of these backgrounds they are so much fun!

Christmas Cards 2011

I made 42 of these cards in 2 evenings. I kept the design simple so they would go together quickly, but I just loved how they turned out. The second version is the less postage version. :) I used SU Real Red & Whisper White paper, Real Red craft ink & dye ink, glue pen, and SU Dazzling Diamonds glitter. The embossing folder is a CB one from last year I believe called Winter House. The sentiments are both from A Cardinal Christmas SU set. I used the MS snowflake corner punch on the inside. I hope you like it.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Veteran's Day 2011

This is the first real thing I have created since I lost my fur baby 10/19/10. I really wanted to make a card for my BIL for Veteran's Day. I used SU The Free & the Brave for the eagle, SU Occassional Quotes inside the card, Sizzix Thank You #2 folder, Crafts Too stars folder, colors are Whisper White, Real Red, and Night of Navy. Please send a card to your Veterans!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Kid's Halloween Projects

OK. I have been a little out of sorts lately as you can imagine after my last post. We made these really quick for my kids' school classes. They were both super simple & easy.

The ghosts I made the first one & my kids both did the rest for their class. If you haven't seen them before they are easy! Just take a coffee filter (picked up some at a dollar store), push it over the Tootsie Pop & tie with something black unde the sucker (we used pipe filters). Put a face on the ghost whith a Sharpe.. voila! done! I bet you could easily convert ghosts into angels for Christmas, too.. just maybe add a halo & appropriate colors.

The pencil toppers I picked up from Scrapfest. I used the pumpkin from Gypsy Wanderings (I think!). Then just cut 2 slits about 1/4-1/2 inch apart & slip the pencil through. You can do this with almost any shape. The 1st & 5th graders both loved both projects.. as did the teachers. :) If you look at the picture you can see the back of a pencil on the bottom right.