OCC Challenge ~ Vintage Verve and more Mojo Monday!

Happy Thursday!  I hope that everyone is having a great day.  I haven’t had a lot of time to play this week, only 2 cards so far.  Aileen sent me directions to do this vintage technique a couple of months ago, and when the challenge over at OCC came up I figured I would give it a try.

I coloured Bella with my prismacolor pencils and oms, and added ICE stickles.  For the sentiment I embossed the snowflake circle and stamped the sentiment when I had Aileen’s stamps, and I added the liquid pearls today as an afterthought.  I matted everything on DCWV’s Christmas Glitter matstack and then onto metallic blue cardstock.  It was a quick card to do, and I will definitely be using this technique again! 

Paper:DCWV, Metallic ?  Stamps: Verve, Bella  Ink:CTMH, Versamark  Other:embossing powder, stickles, prismacolor pencils, oms, cuttlebug, popdots.


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 This card is my attempt at Julee’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge.  I used micro fine glitter for the berries on the wreath (it is a new CTMH stamp, I’m not sure which, it is Aileen’s!)  and the sentiment is hand written and embossed.  Otherwise it was another quick and simple card, but I like how it turned out.

Paper: Bazzill Stamp: CTMH Ink: CTMH Other: Cuttlebug, Glitter Ritz, embossing powder, Sakura quickie glue pen, CTMH sparkles, satin ribbon, pop dots.

I have a busy weekend, but if I am lucky I will get a chance to play.  If I do I will be sure to share.  Thanks for stopping by!

Mojo Monday on Friday

Yeah, I know it is Saturday, but I made the card yesterday and didn’t get a chance to post until now.  I have been meaning to try one of Julee’s mojo monday sketches over at Poetic Artistry for a while now and finally got the chance! 

I stamped and and embossed the sentiment from the Beautiful You set last week when Aileen was here for the night, not knowing when or how I would use it.  I triple matted the base, using the Fiskars Threading Water punch and added pearls to every other hole.  I repeated the mats for the sentiment and pop dotted them.  For the image I cut out a 3″ circle and used my corner rounder to scallop the edge.  I then stamped and embossed the flower, cut it out with a craft knife and matted it onto the lighter colour cardstock trimming where needed so the colour would only be seen in the flowers petals.  To finish it off I used 2 sizes of pearls in the centre of the flower.

Paper:Bazzill Stamps: Verve, CTMH  Ink:Black, Versamark Other:Kaiser pearls, clear and white ep, corner rounder, Threading water punch, pop dots.

It is a beautiful day here so I will probably head out and get a few things done, there are lots of leaves to rake!  I also need to do some major cleaning and orginizing downstairs in my craft room.  Hopefully I will find some time to play.  I hope that everyone is having a great weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

Christmas cards for Mom

The last time Mom and I went to the LSS she picked up a stamp that she wanted me to use to make her Christmas cards for this year.  Her only instructions were to keep it simple, yet pretty. I think that I managed to do that!

I stamped the image in CTMH’s Desert Sand and added a mini sparkle to the star.  I then matted it onto antique gold cardstock, and repeated the mats one more time.  The sentiment inside says ‘Merry Christmas’.

I showed my sample to Mom yesterday and she loved it, so I will be busy getting 2 dozen of them ready for her over the next couple of weeks.

Paper:antique gold cs, Hammermill white cs  Stamp: A muse~Elzybell  Ink:CTMH Other:CTMH sparkle

I have a busy day today, a PAC meeting at the school, shopping, vote and then work tonight!  Hopefully I will be able to eek out a little bit of me time.  I hope everyone has a great day!

SBS 22 Teach, Learn Explore

Well, I just could not fall asleep until I got this done!  I was feeling bad that I had forgotten to do it by the 10th, especially since I had been thinking about what to post since I found out about this activity.  The goal is to share something interesting and/or related to stamping, scraping or that is blogging related.

Aileen sent me a link teaching you how to make your own Macro Photo Studio for $10 or less.  How many times can you say that this hobby, that we all love, didn’t cost us a thing?  I know that I can not say that I have ever said it before!  Just don’t tell Lee that I said that!  :D

I made one for myself while waiting for Lee to fix my computer, and it was so easy to do!  It actually takes me more time to make a card than it did to whip one of these up!  I made mine entirely from recycled supplies that I had on hand, making it even better!  I have been using it for the last week or so now, and I love it!  It is also great to have considering the weather is getting worse and I am unable to take my pictures outside now.  I am also able to take pictures at night now without getting the yellow glare from the lights inside.  I tend to blog as soon as I have finished a card or project and if it is dark I can’t get a good picture, so it frees me up as to when I can blog! 

I hope that you find this informative and helpful, or if you already knew about it, but hadn’t made one yet, to give it a try!