Monday, October 29, 2007
I bought these cute little stamps at Wal-Mart for $2 and change! What a steal! I made my own background paper using the stamp and coloring with my Prismacolor markers. The sentiment stamp is from Ms on clearance.
Oh fooey! This picture is blurry and my DH has the camera so I can't retake the picture! I think you get the idea!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
I purchased this little tablet from Ms and altered it. The "take" is from the Cricut Cartridge Plantin Schoolbook. Note is from the cartridge Printing 101.
I just love these little $1 section items at Ms!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
I didn't get to post yesterday or the day befor.. This is a card I made for a friend at work who just came back from a 2 week vacation in Hawaii! The box had 2 little Hersey's nuggets that I decorated using the Holiday Treats Stamp set from Paper Trey ink. com. I can't wait to use these for Christmas poundcakes that I make.
The card is a stamp I bought at Ms on clearnance during the summer. I used Versafine Black onyx and colored the image with my Prismacolor markers. The welcome back are rubons. The inside states 2 Reality!
Sunday, October 21, 2007
We've just come back from church and are about to leave so our realtor can do a open house. I have the kids doing some last bit of cleaning. After all, this house would be spotless if it weren't for them LOL!
Last Saturday my husband and I went to a Taco Bar Party so I brought this as a Host Gift. This wine holder on sale from Ms with a bottle of Merlot. I bought the wine stamp from Ms and colored using my Prismacolor markers. I wrote the sentiment "You had me at Merlot" with a white gel pen. I have about 60 of these cards that I used paper to cover the name of the company and used my rubons to spell out cards.
This was quick and a big hit at the part.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
One of the gals at work got married while she was on leave. So we had collected money to give her a gift card. So I thought it would be nice to put the gift card in a box and make a matching card.
This origami box is so quick and simple you can search on the web for written instructions. Kristina Werner has a great video on her blog.
The card was very simple. Sometimes the simplest cards have the most impact. I just love the black and white. The wedding dress stamp was purchased at Ms and stamped using Versafine Smokey Gray. I then used Stickles and then used more iridescent glitter over the Stickles while wet. I of course used white George Pacific cardstock for the background and used my new ticket punch from Stampin Up. I used the bling rhinestones in the corner. They are Heidi Swap. I used good ole textured Bazzill card stock for the mat and white cardstock from Js for the card. The ribbon is from Ms $1.00 section. The stamp is also from Ms $1.00 section stamped with White pigment. The inside of the card has the stamp that reads " We love because He first Loved us I John 4:19"
I hope you like it. Everyone at work thought it was great.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
I made this card using my Cricut Expression. I used the Christmas Cheer cartridge for the fireplace. I used Doodlecharms for the stockings and Mini Monograms for the scalloped image. The stamp is from Papertrey Ink from the holiday treat set.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
I just love ribbons and since I was watching Kristen Werner's blog I just had to go get some grosgrain ribbon.
There is this store called Fabric Barn in Long Beach that sells ribbon of all kinds and anything crafty.
I purchased all this ribbon for $45.00! I bought a 100 yard roll of white for $14.40 that's only 14 cents a yard! I figured I could use my Prismas for that hard to match ribbon. I wanted to buy a roll for every color but my bank account wouldn't allow it! LOL! Anyway the cost of the ribbon was 5 yards for a dollar. The snowman ribbon was clearanced at $3.00 for 10 yards and the red velvet was $1.50.
I got my ribbon fix for sure!
Sunday, October 14, 2007
This card I am making for Kraftin Kimmie's challenge of using Brown and Pink. I think that brown is the "new" black and I love this combo. I decided to challenge myself further by making a non-traditional Christmas card.
I think this stamp lends its self to non-traditional. I purchased this stamp yesterday at Ms for 40% off! Yahoo! I used white pigment ink and stamped it on this brown card stock. I used the stripe paper from one of the Spring Stacks that I have. The card is pretty simple. The glitter card is from DCVW Christmas card pack also bought at Ms for $9.99 minus my coupon! Gotta love those coupons. Js had a stack of cards too but they wanted $19.99 for 60 cards before coupon. I just didn't think that was a deal.
Anyway thanks for looking.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
I learned how to make these adorable boxes from Kristina Werner's blog. She does great tutorial videos. She's awesome! Please go to ttp://www.kwernerdesign.com/blog/.
Go make some boxes!
Monday, October 8, 2007
I purchased this stamp from my LSS on Saturday. Isn't Santa just so cute. He is made by no other than Whipper Snapper Designs. I just love their stamps. When I grow up I want to be on their design team. I just can't get enough of their stamps.
I stamped him with Versafine Black Onyx and colored him using my Prismacolor markers. I just love my Prisma's. ( I really want Copics but just can't manage it on my budget) I got a great deal on my Prismas at Carpe Diem store.com and basically paid $70 for 48 markers. The cost of the Copics I would only have 24 and I need variety!
This was a very quick card. The inside reads "Dear Santa Define Good".
Got to go Dallas is playing!
Sunday, October 7, 2007
I made this card for Kraftin Kimmie's Card Challenge.
The image is from Michael's $1.00 section. The image is stamped using Versafine Black Onyx. I used my Prismacolor markers. I also used my Spellbinders nestabilities for the image paper and the mat. I tried using a sponge to distress the image with Distress ink in Tea Stain. I still need practice. The sentiment is used with my Dymo labeler that I used my Prismacolor markers to highlight the words.