Friday, January 1, 2010

Last Cheer for the Holidays

I almost forgot to put this project on my blog. This is some advent garland I created using my handy dandy cricut. Each day is a little box that would hold a small little trinket of candy or such. I've had it hanging on one of my trees throughout the season and thought I really should snap a picture and share it with everyone. Scrappy Frog has a great challenge going on right now that I this fit perfect for, so head over and check out their blog.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Enjoy Every Minute...

It's hard for me to start to think about spring with snow still on the ground from two weeks ago, however, flowers are quite the rage right. Of course, Close To My Heart has a beautiful stamp set to meet the popular trend. This stamp is from the set "Enjoy Every Moment" C1395 and it has three different flower bouquets that are perfect to color in with your markers of choice. This set will be available starting tomorrow 1-1-10 in the brand new spring 2010 CTMH Spring Idea Book and believe it or not it's only $18.95. Feel free to click on the icon on the top right to start shopping on my website. You can also view the new Idea Book starting tomorrow on my website under products. If you would like a hard copy and have not received one from me, please feel free to contact me and we'll arrange for you to have one in hand.

Now onto more about the card. I did a double stamp of the flower image and colored both. I then cut the first one out in detail and pop dotted it to the base. This gives such a nice layer to the image and also is nice if someone were to catch a glimpse under the top image...the bottom is colored also, so it's completely finished looking. I also did some faux stitching which is one of my favorite things to do to add a little more to a card or layout. I also did some shading using one of our sponge know I love daubers. The sketch is from Papertake Weekly Challenge, always nice to have a challenge to rise to the occasion for and finally I did some random stamping and shading on the base card...added a CTMH chipboard label (for the Whimsey Stamps Challege) that I stamped my sentiment on and added a little ribbon and buttons for The Pixie Cottage Challenge and BAM! the finished card.

I hope everyone has a very blessed 2010...A safe New Year's Eve and remember this year to Create and Inspire.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Copic Creations Challenge with Everlasting Paper

I've really enjoyed learning how to create with Copics. They are such a nice mix with my Close To My Heart Stamps and Papers. This is actually a stamp from Flourishes...and I just loved all the berries, greenery and flowers that it provided for me to color. Flowers certainly seem all the range right now and Close To My Heart does have a beautiful stamp set that is going to be perfect for as soon as it comes, I'll color it for you. I used the Everlasting paper pack which is on the retiring list for Close To My Heart...I'm going to miss it, it's just beautiful. I did this card for the Copic Creations Challenge for coloring pine boughs and though I wished there had been a bit more pine in the stamp, it's overall just gorgeous. I love green and red together so I think this card as a whole just came together perfectly.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Nativity Challenge

I've had this wonderful stamp set all season and just haven't had a chance to use it. It's from Close To My Heart and to me expresses the true meaning of Christmas. When All That Scraps had a challenge to do a Nativity scene, of course I knew exactly what I wanted to use. One of the things I really love about this card is, it's simple, just as the baby Christ's birth. A miracle of all times, but it was so humble and simple. I didn't add a bunch of embellishments or add ons, it's just the stamped images and they truly carry the card all by themselves.

Be sure to check out all the other entries that All That Scraps had for this challenge and as always thank you for stopping by.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Happy 2010 Card

Yeap, it's another great day of scrapping with my sister Gini. We are both off this whole week so there will be some major crafting going on in our households. I did this card for a bunch of different challenges and it's really so much cuter in person, as the sparkles just aren't given justice in the photo. I used an adorable Greeting Farms digi and then colored with my beloved Copics to give that shaded coloring. I used Stickles for the glitter accents and border and then just some plain cardstock colors mixed with one sheet of Glitter paper...a girl can never have to much sparkle. I hope everyone has a blessed 2010 and go enter a challenge or two to spur your creative juices. Here is a listing of all the challenges this card met.

Everybody Art Challenge : New Year
Cute Card Thursday : New Year
Crafty Calendar Challenge : Winter Sparkle
Simon Says: Party
Corrosive: News Years Resolution
Stampin Sisters In Christ: New Years
Lilli of the Valley: New Years
The Pink Elephant : Sketch
Truly Scrumptios: Sketch
Roses On Paper :Colouring with your favorite Medium

Cute and Quick ATC

Here is my ATC for the challenge this week at Flourishes. I used a new stamp that I had from Alota stamps - I love the bees!