Saturday, December 18, 2010

QFTD40, CES Challenges

It's ONE week until Christmas and I'm busy wrapping Christmas presents, hubby is out getting up leaves. Thought I would post a VALENTINE card...from one holiday to another. I sure don't need another Christmas card.

I made my card for three challenges:
QFTD40 on Splitcoaststampers: I cased a card made by Jo aka reddyisco. I love her style of cards. Here is her card I cased.
 I changed from her leaves to hearts.

CES Challenges #17 - Anything Goes
Totally Gorguss #61 Make something for someone special  (mine is a valentine)

My hearts are punched and falling into a pile showing a heap of love for that someone very special.
This was an easy card and I just went with stamping and punching.

Stamp:Stampin'Up! Yummy
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler and Pretty in Pink cs, black cs from Hobby Lobby
Ink: Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler
 Accessories: Stampin'Up! oval and oval scallops, Martha Stewart heart graffiti punch, Fiskars heart border punch, Mark Richards gold metal brads

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Our Daily Bread Designs:SNTODBD24, Creative Card Crew, Stamps R Us

I have a tip that I learned the hard way. Don't wear nail polish while making cards. I haven't done that in a long time and thought my nails would look nice manicured. I used to keep them polished but when I started making cards I had no time for that. That is not a good thing, is it? I decided to polish them over the weekend and I can't tell you how many times I have run my finger over the card and it left a slight smudge of color. Ugh! Of course, you know the camera would magnify it a zillion ties So, I would have to start over. Now, the polish has to go.

I used a Sizzix frame for my card and I don't know the name of it. My sister gave it to me and I'll try to find what it is called and post it. It punches out in three sections. I used a gold leafing pen on one section and stamped the sentiment on one. The paper I used was a beautiful, already embossed sheet. I added a wide, light blue ribbon, a couple of flowers, and beading.
I made this card for three challenges:
Our Daily Bread DesignsSNTODBD24-Use a scripture and make it the focal point of your card
Creative Card Crew -Anything Goes
Stamps R Us-Anything Goes

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs-Sing for Joy
Paper: Off white embossed sheet from a LSS and no name on it, PTI white cardstock
Ink: Stampin'Up! Night of Navy
Accessories: Sizzix die cut frame, Say it With Studs self-adhesive embellishments, blue pearls, Prima spring mix (flowers), 18K Gold Leafing Pen 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Stampin B's Design Team

You sure won't have to read a bedtime story for me tonight. I am ready for the bed. I really didn't do that much today but Mr. Sandman is knocking. Maybe it is just the stress of getting everything finished before Christmas. Do you think we try to do too much and it kind of sometimes takes the wonderful spirit of the holidays away? I do and need to work on that. How??? Not sure. LOL

I am hostess this week for the Stampin B's Design Team challenge. I was thinking maybe everyone would have their Christmas cards made by now and ready to do another kind. I asked that we make a baby or toddler card. I never see to have those when needed.  My card is more for a toddler. I made a trifold pocket card and the tutorial can be found here in Splitcoaststampers resource section.

I love dots and had this wonderful pad of paper with rings and dots and it is all matching paper. I used the Spellbinders circle, scallop nestabilitie and plain circle to cut out the circles to attach to my arched piece of paper. You can pull up the arched piece and leave a sentiment on it or stamp another image...just whatever you want. Added a belly band and placed the train edge punch on it with the embossed sentiment and ribbon on top. Then, added the star and a button.

Stamps: The Paper Studio-Bedtime Baby for the sentiment and the ABC
Paper: Deja Views-The Sharon Ann Little Ones Collection/paper and punch-out tablet
Ink: Night of Navy, StazOn cherry red
Accessories: Martha Stewart edge punch-Train border, misc. button and star, piercing tool, heat embossing tool

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Wreath, Our Daily Bread Designs- ODBDSLC41, Stampin' Sisters in Christ #69

I made a couple batches of cookies today and  some fudge, and because I was really wanting to do Our
Daily Bread Design's Shining the Light challenge, I hurried to the craft room. Besides the fun of making my card, the doorbell rang and guess who it was? The postman bringing my order from ODBD. Part of it was a Christmas present  and part of it  was for me. Yea! This made for a good day.

ODBD gave a choice of inspiration and I chose this wreath over the fireplace mantel (shown below). I used the small pine and cones from Sing For Joy and stamped in a circle to make my wreath. As, I was having a bit of a hard time getting my wreath  rounded, I got out a circle nestabilitie and stamped inside it. Worked great! After stamping, I cut it out with the nestie.  I stamped in green and then in brown so I could cut out some out the pine cones and have them brown and popped. You know how sometimes some have turned and some haven't. I put some glitter on the cones and tied a ribbon.
I really have enough Christmas cards and thought I can use this for a winter encouragement card if needed.

So, here are the two challenges I'm doing:
Our Daily Bread Designs ODBDSLC41-Inspiration Challenge
Stampin' Sisters in Christ-Based on this scripture EPH. 4:29, create a card or project that will compliment, encourage, or cheer someone in need of uplifting.---- I don't see how the verse I used could do anything but give encouragement: Ecc. 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

Stamps: ODBD Sing for Joy, ODBD Scripture Collection 1
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Greetings of the Season paper pack made for Hobby Lobby-Christmas 2008
Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves
Accessories: Spellbinders circle nestabilities (2), Spellbinders long, classic rectangle set for sentiment, The Ribbon Boutique (Hobby Lobby), Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds, glue stick

Monday, December 13, 2010

QFTD39, TLC303, Speedy the Cat's Friends #33

Let me tell you, it is cold down South. It snowed all day yesterday (small flakes) with a terrible wind. The high temp was 28....brrrrrrrrr. Snow didn't stick much at all because of the wind. We get really excited here when it snows because we don't have it that much, but after about 2 days, I don't like it anymore. Today is in the 20's for the high, also. This cold needs to go north and stay. Give me 85 degrees and that is perfect for me.

My card is for the QFTD challenge on Splitcoaststampers to honor Bridget aka bfinlay. This is her card that I cased. Beautiful, isn't it?

My card is also for the TLC303 challenge on Splitcoaststampers to do sponging.

I am entering this card into the challenge for Speedy the Cat's Friends #33 at Mark's Finest Papers to do paper piecing.

The flower is from a stamp set I won playing Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge a few weeks ago. I stamped my camellia 3 times, once on patterned paper  for paper piecing, stamped the leaves once, layered this on my circle nestie, added a ribbon and sentiment and it's finished. Easy!!! Just what I need so I can get to my Christmas baking.

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers-Apples and Camellia, Stampabilites-Distressed Background, Studiog for leaves
Paper: PTI vintage cream cardstock and PTI white cardstock, Greetings of the Season dp by Hobby Lobby, Christmas 2008 paper pad
Ink: Memento desert sand, Memento rich cocoa
Accessories: Spellbinders circle nestabilitie, Offray ribbon-French Block Brown