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!  😀

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!

Beate’s WSC #61

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my Canadian friends!  I hope your long weekend it treating you well.  Between basting the turkey and mashing the potatoes I had a chance to try Beate’s weekend sketch challenge.  This also gave me a chance to play with Aileen’s Verve Stamps that she left with me to play with for the weekend while she is in Calgary.  I have decided that I must get these now too!  So many things, so little money!  😀

I started by embossing the brown cardstock with a stamp from the Artful Elegance set.  I used the Cupcake Affair set for the main image and sentiment.  I stamped the base of the cupcake on white cardstock and the top on light pink with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  I then embossed the top with glittery embossing powder.  I then stamped extra flowers, embossed them and pieced them onto the image with mini pop dots and tiny chocolate Kaiser pearls.  I finished the image by edging the paper with ink and dotting the perimeter with pink liquid pearls.

Next, I scalloped a 1/4 circle with the EK success corner rounder, added liquid pearls and mounted it to the card.  I finished with the sentiment and added a couple more flowers and mini pearls.

Paper:Bazzill Stamps: Verve Ink:CTMH, Memento, Versamark Other:Clear & Glitter galore EP, Kaiser pearls, Liquid pearls, mini pop dots, EK corner rounder, Martha Stewart circle cutter.

I just realized that I have forgotten to post my tip or technique for SBS 22 this month.  I promise to get that done asap!  Right now, I am going to relax, all of the turkey is starting to get to me!  I hope that everyone has had a great weekend, and as always thanks for stopping by!

OCC Bling Challenge

The OCC challenge this week was to use bling on a card, well this challenge was right up my alley!  I absolutely love Glitter Ritz microfine glitter and have been using it as often as I can the last little while.

This card started off as a sheet of cs that Aileen had cuttlebuged at our friend Kim’s place for me with the new ornament folder.  I flipped it over and used my Sakura glue pen and microfine glitter to decorate the ornaments.  I then matted it onto CTMH cranberry cs and framed it with branches that I punched using the Martha Stewart branch punch.  I cut a circle of red velvet paper and embossed the sentiment on it with gold ep and and glued it to one of the ornaments.  I finished the card with red pearls and crystal snow glitter on the branches. 

Paper:Bazzill, CTMH, Velvet paper (?)  Stamp:CTMH Say it in Stlye  Ink: Versamark  Other:Cuttlebug, Sakura quickie glue pen, Glitter Ritz microfine glitter, Queen & Co. pearls, crystal snow glitter, gold ep.

Well thats all for me for now, I have to get ready for Aileen’s visit!!!  I’m so excited, only 1 more sleep until she arrives!  😀

My computer has finally been fixed!

Hello again!  I am so happy to be back and blogging again.  I can not believe how much I rely on my computer and the internet on a daily basis, even with slow dial up!  While I was on a forced break from the net, I received a few goodies from my SBS 22 sisters!  A big thank you to Jhet, Marge and my Secret Sister for sending me such beautiful cards and goodies!

This adorable cupcake card came from Jhet along with a couple of images that I wanted.  Sorry that I did not take a pic of them, but I am working with them right now.  Jhet, thank you again!

This one came from Marge for our September friendship themed card swap, I just love the colours and design that she used for this card.

All of these goodies came from our SBS 22 secret sister swap!  The hand beaded necklace did not show up that well in the picture, but I love the fall colours that my sis used.  There were also card blanks and matching envelopes, Halloween papers, fabric flowers, a cute spider stamp and a book mark!  Thank you so very much!!!

I hope everyone is having a great day!