Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Warm up with Hot Chocolate!

It's kind of chilly here today and hot chocolate sounds sooooo good right now! This is a cocoa packet I made a while ago. The top flap with the cup and saucer image folds up to show a pocket inside with a packet of hot cocoa tucked into it. The whole thing is tied closed with the pink ribbon that is glued under the layered image piece and wraps around the entire packet.

I stamped this on Chocolate cardstock with Chocolate ink. The cup and saucer outlines are stamped with the Chocolate ink as well, and the solid parts are stamped with Watermelon. I distressed the edges around then used the direct-to-paper technique with my inkpad to add chocolate color around the edges and over the top of the whole piece. It was then layered on a piece of Watermelon cardstock, to which I also added ink around the edges. The bottom edge of the flap was torn to expose the white center of the Chocolate cardstock. The packet itself was random stamped with the steam image in second generation, and the words Hot Chocolate.

Hope all that makes sense....


Here's a picture of the blog candy I am sending to Gina - hope you enjoy it! There is a whole variety of pieces of ribbon - all different lengths and types. (Some is CTMH ribbon, but most is not.) You will also find a few sample pieces of CTMH Sassy Strands. There are 4 different flower stamps (My Acrylix), and a variety of CTMH accessories from the My Accents collections. I hope you have fun with all of it!

Thanks everyone, for visiting my blog!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

And the winner is...

Gina Wrona!!

I'll post a pic and send out the blog candy on Monday! Have a good weekend everyone!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Made it!

I'll do the drawing after my daughter gets home today - she loves to pick a winner! I'll post the winner tonight! Thanks, everyone, for checking out my blog! Hope you all have a super weekend - we are going to Spokane tomorrow to see my middle son perform in the All-State band - should be a fun day!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Almost 500 hits! Shall I give some blog candy???

Yay! It's exciting to see those numbers go up! I think I'll offer some blog candy for when I hit 500 - it'll be mostly ribbon, and some CTMH goodies!! Leave a comment (with your email address) here to be in the drawing for it, and check out all my cards, etc. below while you're at it!! Have a fabulous Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Baby shower cards

I was invited to a baby shower this past weekend. This first card is the card that went with the gift - the sentiment on the inside says "Welcome Little One." (It's an old CTMH stamp.)
The feet are Judi-Kins.

I stamped the feet with CTMH Heavenly Blue ink and made the card with Heavenly Blue cardstock and B&T paper, and White Daisy cardstock.

This is a set of Thank You cards that I made as part of the gift.

The sentiment says "Thanks....for the gift." and is from a retired CTMH set.

The Baby's layette stamp is also a retired CTMH image. I colored it with a light blue watercolor pencil and then used my waterbrush over it.

This sweet little bootie is from the current Little Angel set. Again watercolored with pencil and waterbrush.

The handprint stamp is an old one of mine...
pre-consultant days. It is a Double D Rubber Stamps Inc. design.

Monday, October 22, 2007

One more for today - O Christmas Tree

The tree and sentiment also come from the Magical Season Stamp of the Month set.

I stamped the tree in black and colored it in with colored pencils. I also lightly rubbed the edges of the white piece on a Holiday Red ink pad, then layered that piece on Holiday Red cardstock.

The sentiment was white embossed on a small strip of Holiday Red cardstock - cut the corners off and added a gold brad for a fun look.

The whole thing is layered on Clover Meadow cardstock on a White Daisy top-fold card.

Magical Snowman

I LOVE snowmen! This card is made with the snowman from the October Stamp of the Month set - Magical Season.

I stamped the word Magical and a small swirl in second generation Star Spangled Blue ink randomly on the White Daisy card. Added a strip of older Star Spangled Blue B&T paper. The snowman was stamped in black ink, colored with watercolor pencils and then brushed with a waterbrush. It is layered on Holiday Red and Star Spangled Blue cardstock.

Gobble Wobble layout!

So, for this adorable two-page 6x6 layout, I used the pumpkin (a few posts down) and the turkey from the previous post. How cute is this???

Gobble Turkey

Isn't he the cutest?? I saw other samples of a similar turkey and HAD to make one of my own! I made the pattern for the body using my circle Coluzzle. The wings are from a pattern I drew. The beak pieces were cut out free-hand. I used an emery board to sand around the edges of the body and the wings, and the beak.

The feathers are stamped with Sunflower, and Autumn Terracotta ink on Sunflower cardstock; and Barn Red and Goldrush ink on Bamboo cardstock. The "feathers" are petals from the Playful Petals stamp set - creative, huh? Can't take credit for it because I copied the idea, but I love it!! The eyes are stamped in black with a small circle stamp from the same stamp set. And I used our White Daisy marker to color the white spots. It was like magic! At first I thought my marker wasn't working (first time I'd used it) and then as the ink dried the white appeared. Very cool!

The sentiment was printed from my computer and cut apart. The background behind the turkey is New England Ivy cardstock, and the card itself is Bamboo cardstock.

Go ahead, Gobble till you Wobble!

Excuses, excuses

Do you want to hear 'em? Probably not. But, you know how life just gets in the way of plans? I said I'd be posting new pics soon....didn't do it. So today, I'm gonna bombard you with all the projects from last week...hold on to your seats!!

Friday, October 19, 2007

More cards coming soon

I had a class last night and make an adorable turkey card to go along with the pumpkin. They were both huge hits! I also made an companion 6x6 two-page layout that incorporated both the paper-pieced pumpkin and the turkey - sometimes I just impress myself!! LOL I also have two great Christmas cards to share....but alas, I haven't the time to scan them right now - hopefully tonight, so stay tuned.....

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Happy Tuesday, Great Pumpkin!

Isn't this a fun pumpkin? I used the oval coluzzle, and cut three ovals from Autumn Terracotta cs. Cut a stem from Cocoa cardstock, and glued it all to a great piece of New England Ivy B&T paper. I shaded just a little with chalks and added NE Ivy Bigger Brads, and a paper leaf. The sentiment is a partial stamping of a sentiment from the Give Thanks stamp set.

Simple and fun!!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Gift trio

This cute gift image is from this month's Stamp of the Month set from CTMH. I colored them with colored pencils. The ribbon is held on by one of our new edge anchors - what a fun embellishment!!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Leafy Splendor

I made this card tonight for the SCS
sketch challenge this week. I used the Enchanted papers;
White Daisy, Pansy Purple, Sunflower, and Garden Green cardstocks; Garden Green and Barn Red ink; and white grosgrain ribbon with a little knot of Garden Green organdy, as well.

I stamped on the grograin - it should say Autumn Splendor, but the words bled.

The leaf is stamped in Garden Green ink on matching cardstock. I cut it out, sanded the edges, and then used a stylus to emboss along the veins. I lightly crumpled it and then sanded very lightly over the top of the leaf. It is attached with foam tape.

Harvest Gift-box

These are NOT the best pictures, but hopefully you will still get the idea!

I was happy with how this box turned out - I've used it with two classes in the last couple weeks and it's been a fun project to share.

I used CTMH White Daisy cardstock, Garden Green cs, and Autumn Terracotta cs and B&T paper. Inks are Autumn Terracotta and Garden Green and I used colored pencils to add more color to the images. The pumpkins were stamped first in the Autumn Terracotta and then I used a GG marker to go over the stems. There is light sponging around the lower portion to soften the white around the vines. The flap at the top is held closed by a spiral clip.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Enchanted Fall

I really LOVE how this layout came out. The base pages are Sunflower cardstock, and the photo mats are Garden Green cs, the small strip on the second page is Barn Red cs. The striped pattern paper and the Pansy Purple pattern paper are both from the Enchanted scrapbooking kit. LOVE them!! The leaves are from the Harvest Memories stamp set and are stamped in Barn Red, Pansy Purple, and Sunflower ink. The two larger leaves were inked first in Sunflower and then rolled in the other colors. I really like to use the rolling technique with leaves - makes them very fall-ish! The small Sunflower block at the top of the first page is for a title or short journalling.

Happy Fall!! It really looks like fall here, today. Cloudy, windy, and leaves are blowing everywhere!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

I did make one card....

...that morning before we left for the stadium. And here it is...

This card is from the From Me to You kit that was on special from Close To My Heart last month. I used a different color center in my flower and a different sentiment than in the sample directions in the kit. It was a fun, bright, and cheery card to make.

What I did on World Cardmaking Day

We spent the day at Cavalcade of Bands watching my son march in the Richland Bomber Marching Band! It was a great day. The Bomber Band placed first in their division in the Preliminary competitions, winning four of the five Caption Awards!! Then, they went on to the Finals in the evening, where they placed 2nd overall. It was wonderful and exciting and lots of fun! I am a proud marching band parent, in case you can't tell. These kids put in soooo many hours of practice, and it really showed on Saturday. Their show was Fiddler on the Roof.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

No Greater Love

For this card I used all the same paper as the previous card I made. I just flipped the polka dotted paper over to the solid side and turned the layout of the card over on the side. The background is stamped with the words "No Greater Love" with the two stars placed around it in Cranberry ink. I used the edge distressor tool on the Cranberry cardstock and the Ponderosa Pine piece behind the image. The edges of the image piece and the sentiment piece were lightly sponged with Ponderosa Pine ink. The ribbon is a long piece with the ends glued to the back of the Cranberry layer, and then a shorter piece knotted to it on the top. (The knot is the reason the words are blurry - my scanner doesn't like bumpy pieces!)

I am really happy with the way this card came out. I think I like it better than the first one. But, I'm happy to say that the ladies in my workshop enjoyed making the first card, so I guess it was alright!