Tuesday, November 30, 2010

November Technique/Card Club Cards

Snowmen seemed an appropriate theme for November's cards being that we received several inches of snow the day before card club this month. LOL

I taught the ladies how to do a shaving cream background for this card. Very messy but oh so much fun! There is a tutorial on SCS and can be found here. As you can see on the tutorial, you can use multiple colors of re-inker. We only used one color for our card.
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Supplies Used:
Paper: CTMH White Daisy & Outdoor Denim Cardstock
Stamps: CTMH Snow Friends
Inks: CTMH Outdoor Denim & Crystal Blue, Memento Tuxedo Black
Misc: Ribbon & Stickles


For this card we used a bleaching technique. Super stinky but way cool! I can't claim to have had the original idea....I got the idea this past summer from Tresa Black's blog Fabulously Artsy. It was one of those ideas that I just simply let go to the back of my mind and it has been surfacing on and off since then. This is what I ended up doing with it. It's hard to tell in the pic, but his hat and scarf are popped up with dimensional squares.
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Supplies Used:
Papers: CTMH White Daisy & Twilight
Stamps: CTMH All Decked Out
Inks: CTMH Crystal Blue & Twilight, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Misc: Stickles, sequin snowflakes, brads, clear embossing powder

Monday, November 29, 2010

Mistletoe Christmas Cards

Once I finished using up all of the Evensong scraps I was able to break into my brand new package of Mistletoe Creative Basics paper. I just love it! These are the last of the consignment cards that I made.

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I just love the Peanuts card. I received the stamp for my birthday back in April and finally was able to ink it up. I chose to only color part of the image in. I think it'll be a fun image to play around with different coloring techniques.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Vintage Kids Christmas Cards

These cards used up the last of the Evensong Creative Basics scraps that I had. The stamp I used is from Stampin' Up. It's called Greeting Card Kids. You can see a pic of it here. I fell in love with it the instant I saw it. It has so many possibilities for Christmas, Valentine's, Halloween, and of course Back To School cards.

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I can't believe I got the lace crooked on this one. Ugh!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Miscellaneous Christmas Cards

More cards made from scraps. :)

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Merry Pursuits Christmas Cards 2

A few more Merry Pursuit cards. :)

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ornament Christmas Cards

Sorry for the lag in posting. Just when I think I've got a handle on things, it gets all crazy busy again!. I'm going to schedule posts for the next week so that there won't be another lag. I hope everyone has a very happy Thanksgiving & that those who are traveling will stay safe! We're hoping for good roads for traveling tomorrow. We are currently under a blizzard warning, but the snow has stopped and the sky is clearing and it appears that the arctic air that was to follow the blizzard is working it's way to us.

Anyway, here are a few more of the Christmas cards I made out of scraps for that consignment order. Enjoy!

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Merry Pursuits Christmas Cards

Here are a couple of the cards I made for the consignment order I mentioned in yesterday's post. I don't think I will ever get tired of using this adorable little stamp set. It just has so many possibilities. The majority of the cards I made consisted of mostly scraps that I was sick of using and ready to get rid of from last year's Evensong Creative Basics Collection. I am proud to say that all of said scraps are gone and I can guiltlessly go on to using this year's Mistletoe Creative Basics Collection. Now if I could just use up all of my even older Christmas papers. LOL

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

My Poor Blog...

I've been so neglectful. This has been due to about 3/5 being uber busy and about 2/5 laziness. I've had pics on my camera all week long now and just haven't had the desire to download and update. I've also been breathing a sigh of relief after completing 2 1/2 dozen Christmas cards last week that were requested for consignment. Then of course there's this knitting/crocheting addiction that I have. As if a paper crafting addiction wasn't enough. Sheesh there just aren't enough hours in the day.

On Monday evening I went to the 2nd part of the cabled neckwarmer knitting class. Finished said neckwarmer on Tuesday. I still however need to sew the buttons on so I can take a pic of it and hopefully not take another week before I post it! It also snowed ALL day long on Monday. So our Fall decorations on the front porch look just a wee bit incongruous with all of the snow...especially since our neighbors put up their Christmas decorations before the weather turned nasty. LOL

Here's a pic I took on Tuesday morning of our side yard. It was a nice wet snow so it stuck to the branches rather quite nicely and I just love the way it looks.
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Now for something a little crafty. As I've mentioned before I am in a SU hostess club. These are the cards that we made for October.

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The top note die, snowflake, and the window punch were all punched/cut out of an empty (washed & dried) aluminum soda can. I just love how they turned out. The top note die was also run through the Big Shot with an embossing folder. I honestly never would've thought to do that...not only to make my own metal embellishments, but to also emboss them. I foresee more metal embellishments in my card making future. Of course my Pepsi addiction will help with that. :)

Meanwhile I'm going to work on getting caught up on posting again. After all, I have 2 1/2 dozen Christmas cards to post as well as a couple of cards from the technique club that I teach. That should keep me in card posts for a couple of weeks. Until next time, happy scrapping!