Saturday, November 3, 2012

First Card made with Magnifier :)

I made this card back in May for my mom for Mothers Say. I wanted her to have the first card that I made after my eye problem. Since my vision is so blurry directly in front of me, I used the camera on my Ipad 3 to magnify what I was doing. It worked like a charm.

I realized right away though that my SU paper cutter is very dull. Lol. In addition, I can't see the numbers on it so me thinks I am now going to invest in the new table top cutter. :) pretty valid reason, right?

Since I have now moved and all my craft stuff is still in boxes, I really have no idea what the names of the materials are. I have probably about 15 cards coming up that won't be labelled, so sorry about that. I will be getting some sort of organizing method down to help me with this.

After I made this card I cried for a bit because I realized that I could still do one of my favourite pastimes. :) Amazingly, I can still tie a bow. ;P

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Why I have been MIA for so long

First off, to my amazing followers, thank you for still following me . I know that I haven't posted anything for well over a year now. I have wanted to post, but couldn't bring myself to it. Here is the reason why.

Last summer, I started getting intense migraines, which was strange for me considering the only thing that I really ever get a migraine from is the smell of raw molasses. I had one day in and day out, at night, when I would bend over, go outside, etc. it wouldn't go away. I went to the GP a few times and was told allergies or a sinus infection.

In October 2011, Francis and I went to Montreal. On the Monday I could see fine, I remember reading a food network magazine and a card making magazine on the airplane. On the Friday, I couldn't read. Everything in front of me was a blur. I thought that maybe I had a caterct or needed my glasses changed.

It got worse over the next week and so did the pain in my head. I couldn't sleep. On a wednesday night I woke up Francis and told him that I thought something was wrong with my eyes. On Friday night I wad having emergency eye surgery.

When I was 14 years old I was put on preventative eye drops  to prevent the onset of glaucoma. I had pressures in the high 20s. My optic nerve is cupped in shape whereas a normal person has straight nerve. Throughout my teens and early twenties, I was on a number of different drops to prevent glaucoma. Yet my pressurs stayed high and it kept doing damage to my optic nerve.

When I went into sergury my pressures were in the high 50s. A metals hunt was put in my right eye.over the next following months, I had two more serguries in my left eye.

The aftermath.

I am now legally blind in both eyes. It's my venter part of my eye that is fuzzy, but I have clear vision in the rest of my sight. I cannot drive and need to magnify everything to read. I use Apple products, the ipad 3 is amazing in what it does for me. My iPhone lets me read too and SERI and voice over make texting and emailing possible. The ipad makes card making possible with magnification. We have a spare 40" tv that we are setting up to use as a giant screen for me.

Oh and we moved too. We now live in Quesnel British Columbia. My craft room is huge. Expect pictures. :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

One Layout, Two Different Cards

For these two cards, I used the exact same layout, just changed up the sentiment. I wanted to create a card that doesn't take up hours to make but is still stunning. I also wanted to create a cardbase that is versatile enough so that any sentiment could be attached to the card.

Once again, I VersaMarked the cardbase using the SAB set Sweet Summer. I find that the floral images make excellent backgrounds. I love VersaMarking the cardbase. I like how it adds a hint of extra detail and depth to a card without over powering the main focal point.

This Thank You card is the card that I will be using for the next quarter to send out to all of my customers.This Wonderful Couple card I mailed out yesterday to my sister and her husband for their wedding anniversary. It should arrive, hopefully, by Friday in Regina.

Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White
DSP: Woodland Walk, Elegant Soiree
Punches: Decorative Lable Punch
Stamps: Wonderful Favourites, Thank You Kindly
Inks: Stazon, Garden Green
Embellishments: Rhinestones, 1/8th Taffeta Ribbon Early Espresso


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Circle Circus

This was a super fun card to make.

The images are stamped on a single piece of paper, starting with lightest to darkest, then, once all the images are where we want them, we cut the piece of paper into three wider stripes. Does that create a neat effect?

The other cool thing about Circle Circus is that the stamps all coordinate with a punch.

Cardstock: Whisper White, Perfect Plum, Old Olive
Inks: Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Daffodil Delight
Stamp Set: Circle Circus
Punch: 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Cute Aviary

I made 18 of these cards yesterday for my Susan's swap. They didn't take too long to do, the longest part was acutally the taping. The swap was a lot of fun for the 15 minutes that I was there. I thought that last night would be a "free" night for me since Whiskey Jack's Intermediate obedience classes had finished up, but, Francis reminded me that his Advance obedience training classes were starting. So, I quickly drove across town to drop off my swap then I drove back across town to met up with Francis and Whiskey Jack at training.
The ribbon was super easy to do. I just stick down a long piece of the red sticky tape, then gather the ribbon and fold it between my fingers, while pressing it into the tape. Each time you do it, you get a different look. The nice thing about the red sticky tape is that it adheres super duper well, so there is no chance of the ribbon falling off at a later date.

I also used the Aviary stamp set, which is my favourite stamp set. The birdcage is in Stazon [which smells really yummy by the way] and the two birds are in Tempting Turquoise and Regal Rose. Too cute!!!!

Cardstock: Textured Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Certainly Celery
Stamp Set: Aviary
Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Regal Rose, Black Staz On
Punch: Decorative Label Punch
Embellishments: Certainly Celery 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Rhinestones


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Welcome Spring

Well, even though it's snowing outside, I can't help but think about the loveliness of spring. I wanted to make a card with a ton of bright colour.

This sketch from Mojo Monday 183 was my inspiration for this layout. I used the Sunny Garden DSP for the card, along with Daffodil Delight for the flower. The flower was punch with the Blossom Petal XL Punch. I sponged it with Daffodil Delight on the top of the petal, Peach Parfait for the middle, and Melon Mambo for the base. I love how the look that the three colours together created on this flower!!!! I used Jewelry Tag Punch for the words and hung them by some twine. I created more texture by using the destessing tool on the cutter kit.

Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight
DSP: Sunny Garden
Inks: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait
Stamps: Sweet Shoppe Alphabet
Punches: Jewelry Tag, Blossom Petal XL Punch
Tools: Cutter Kit
Embellishments: Button, Twine, Signo Gel Pen


Hello Again

For this card, I used the colours from the Inkspirations Colour Challange 62. The colours are so stunning together. I knew right away that I wanted to use this soft colour palate to show off the cuteness of this set.

I used Dazzling Diamonds on the Daffodil Delight butterflies to make them pop.

Cardstock: Regal Rose, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Inks: Regal Rose, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Stamp set: Hello Again
Punches: Scallop Edge, 1" Circle Punch
Embellishments: Hodgepodge Hardware, Early Espresso Ribbon


Friday, March 18, 2011

Blossom Flower Card

This is my submission for the monthly punch art swap that I am partaking in. I used the two smaller petals on the stunning Blossom Petal Punch [Thanks Kim!!!!]. I sponged the edges in one of my favourite colours to use, Bashful Blue. The middle is punched with the Itty Bitty Punch Kit; lastly it is embellished with a Circle Ice Brad. Lastly, I dipped the flower tips in glitter.I then used the second largest petal for the leaves. I crunched the leaves in my fist, then inked them in Old Olive to give it the grainy appearance that is found in natural leaves.

The background image is the absolutely adorable stamp set from SAB: Sweet Summer. I used Versa Mark on it to give it that clean and simple water-mark appearance.

I ran two strands of ribbon behind the sentenment from Wonderful Favourites with the cute little bird from Sweet Summer.

Cardstock: Shimmer White; Early Espresso, Old Olive, Sahara Sand
Stamp Sets: Wonderful Favourites, Sweet Summer
Inks: Bashful Blue, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Versa Mark
Punches: Blossom Petal Punch Extra Large, Itty Bitty Punch Kit
Embellishments: Circle Ice Brad, Early Espresso 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon, Glitter


Happy Birthday Eli

My nephew, Eli, is turning 3 years old next week. I'm running out to Toys R' Us to go and get him a present this afternoon [no idea what a 3 year old would want though, so any suggestions, feel free to help out].

The card that I made him is a simple card in primary colours that any 3 year old would love. My inspiration for this card came fom Mary Fish's wonderful card "Birthday Card Basics." I'm really excited to send this off to him since they live so far away from us and we won't be able to make it for his birthday.

Cardstock: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Pumkin Pie, Real Red
Stamps: On Your Birthday
Punches: Word Window, Decorative Label Punch, 1 3/4 Circle Punch, Ticket Corner punch
Embellishments: Real Red 1/3 Grosgrain Ribbon


Monday, March 7, 2011

Canadian Workbox Giveaway!!!!

Isn't this just a crazy super contest? The amazing Andrea Walford over at Sunny Stampin' is hosting this superb contest to all of us Canadian folk. I'm so excited to be able to blog about this and get the word out before the contest closes. The Canadian Workbox Giveaway is something we all definately want to enter in- The Original Scrapbox is simply amazing!!!!The Dets:
By placing a comment on Andrea's blog about which The Original Scrapbox product you like best, you get an entry in the grand prize draw of a Raised Panel Vanilla Workbox. :)

So, again- just follow the link back to Andrea's blog and post a comment about which Original Scrapbox product is your favourite. :)


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Note of Thanks

This card is the next one in my series for Punch Art. I took this picture for this card during the summertime, but forgot about it to post on the blog!!!! I don't know how I did that, since it's one of my favourite cards and it's the "go to" card for my workshops.

Here is the tutorial on making the flowers; it's in PDF format.

This card is fairly easy to make. I used a sponge and inked around all of the layers of the card to create a more vintage feel. I stamped the background stamp En Francais on Whisper White cardstock. Then, I ran a strip of Crumb Cake in the embossing folder Vintage Wallpaper through the Big Shot. Next, I punched out Whisper White cardstock with the Decorative Label punch. I stamped the sentiment "a note of thanks", then added embellishment stamp from Tiny Tags. Lastly, I made a scalloped flower at adhered it to the card using red sticky tape.

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Cherry Cobbler Patterns DSP
Stamps: Thank You Kindly, Tiny Tags, En Francais
Inks: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Tools: Decorative Label Punch, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
Embellishments: Brad to hold the flower together


Friday, February 18, 2011

Punched Hearts Card

Using my Crop-a-Dile, I punched two holes in my card base, then put eyelets in them. The Crop-a-Dile makes this so easy to do. I ran linen thread through the eyelets, tying it in a pretty, off-center bow.

Using the Heart to Heart punch, I punched out many hearts in different colours. Staggering them on the linen thread with pop-up adhesive, I gave the illusion that the the hearts are actually hanging on the thread.

With the Signo pen, I made mock stitches on the edges of the card. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the Valentines Defined set.

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Bashful Blue, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry
DSP: Brights Collection Patterned Pack
Inks: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Signo Pen, twine, eyelets, Crop-a-Dile, Heart-to-Heart Punch


Aviary Card Kit

This cute little pizza box is filled with 3x3 cards that feature the adorable Aviary Stamp Set. You get 10 cards, 2 of each design along with their envelopes. These cards are the perfect little size to attach to any gift, or just as a little thank you. :)

Class details:
- the cost is $5.00 or free with the purchase of the Aviary set through my DBWS
- you will get an instructional PDF hand-out on how to make the pizza box for future projects
- there will be a raffle at the end of the class for all of the in-class participates for a couple of draws.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Mojo Monday Challenge

I'm trying to get more inspired with my cards, so I'm taking up as many challenges as I can. :) This card is for the Mojo Monday Challenge, MOJO178.

I used the DSP Woodland Walk for this card, marrying it with the Hostess Set Apple Blossoms and the sentiment from SAB's Bold Blossoms. I'm madly in love with the Top Note die, and since I don't have a big circle like how the challenge called for, I figured that the curves in the Top Note would work well. I cut it in half, then layered Chocolate Chip behind it to make it pop from the page.

I forgot to add on the bow, as the Mojo Monday challenge called for, so I added it on afterwards with a glue dot. I love those things!!!! Personally, I am not sure which way I like it better, with the bow or without. Here's what it looks like without the bow.

This is a close up of the ribbon. All I did was apply sticky red tape, then pinched the ribbon onto it to create this effect. It's super easy but gives a stunning texture appeal.

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip.
DSP: Woodland Walk
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Garden Green
Stamps: Apple Blossoms, Bold Blossoms
Accessories: Pearls, Crochet Trim Chantilly, Big Shot Die Top Note


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My first ColourQ Challenge

I am participating in my very first ColourQ Challenge. For this challenge, #72, the colours to use are: Cherry Cobbler, Tangerine Tango, Night of Navy, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, and Crumb Cake.

I used a blender pen to ink all of the images. The flowers and butterflies are Tangerine Tango and Cherry Cobbler together, while the one blue butterfly is Baja Breeze and Night of Navy.

All of the butterflies are stamped on the cardstock except for the blue one, it's raised. I wanted to give more highlights to the flowers, so I raised them all too, making the exciting colour combination of Tangerine Tango and Cherry Cobbler have a little bit more appeal.

I dressed it up further by adding some pearls in the corners of the DSP. In addition, I used the crimper to the Cherry Cobbler strip to give some added depth.

Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
DSP: Night of Navy Patterns Collection
Inks; Cherry Cobbler, Tangerine Tango, Night of Navy, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi
Stamps: Sweet Summer
Accessories: Crimper, Pearls, Blender Pen


Punch Art: Easter Bunny

I'm starting a new series on here where I will be showing the different ways to make a punch art image. I love punch art and it's basically unlimited the crafty little things that you can create with simple punches. :)

My first contribution is the Easter Bunny. Here is my card.

Materials for the card:
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black
DSP: Sunny Garden
Inks: Crumb Cake
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Punches: 1 3/4" circle, 1" circle, 3/4" circle, word window, 1 3/8" oval, ornament punch, scallop edge, designer label punch
Embellishments: Ice circle rhinestone brads

I used the chocolate chip marker to draw on his mouth and whiskers. I sponged all of the edges to make him pop out just a bit more. For his eyes, I used the Signo white pigment ink from SU.

The recipe is as follows. To make the image bigger, just click on it. Hope you like it and I would love to see your bunny cards that you create. :)


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Blending Colours Card

I Versamarked the love weeds onto the glimmery white cardstock. Then, I used clear emobossing powder to define the love weeds. After that, I sponged on Pretty in Pink, added a hint of Tempting Turquoise to the top of the love weeds, then sponged the rest in Perfect Plum. I used an aqua painter to [very lightly] blend the colours together, finishing off with one last sideways rub of the Perfect Plum sponge.

I then sponged the edges of the image and adhered it to another glimmery white cardstock as my base. I then scored in 4 lines, all a 1/8 of an inch away from each other, on each side of the image.

I got my inspiration from MnFroggie's stunning card who got her idea from K. Dunbrook's amazing card both of these cards were my inspirations.

Both of colours combination that they used are fantastic together. The reason behind my colour decision was because the lady who passed away [my husband's mother-in-law's Mother], her favourite colour was purple. I didn't have any leafy or weed type stamps so that's why I used the Valentines Defined.

Inks: Perfect Plum, Pretty in Pink, Tempting Turquoise, Versamark
Paper: Glimmery White Cardstock
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Valentines Defined
Other: Clear embossing powder.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Aviary Happy Birthday

I made this card for my sister, Robbyn's, birthday. I used the Hostess Level One Paper Pack of in-colours. I used Saraha Sand for the card base.

Materials Used:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Aviary
Paper: Saraha Sand, Pear Pizzazz
DSP: Hostesss Level One In-Colour Pack
Brads and Rhinestones.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Honey Garlic and Buffalo Wings

I know that this has absolutely nothing to do with scrapbooking or cardmaking, but cooking is truly a passion of mine. My husband is the BBQer and usually the main course maker- I tend to overcook meat [I blame my Mom for that and she knows it].

Anyway, this past Saturday, we decided to have a movie marathon, so we wanted to have snacky goodnesses to go along with the movies. Francis BBQ up some ribs which were amazing by the way. I made some wings, Buffalo and Honey Garlic. I also paired homemade blue cheese dip with celery and carrot sticks- gotta get in those veggies!!!!

I decided to share with you all the recipes of the wings because they were so amazing. Literally. I'm a huge wing fan, and these wings were great. They took awhile to prepare, but that just adds to the whole experience.

I took off the skin on all the wings since we don't deep fry them. I can't stand soggy skin and I find that when you bake wings, the skin will be soggy. Plus, wings aren't the, well, healthiest food, so by removing the skin you can reduce a few calories. ;) I also leave the tips on because they are the best part of the wing IMO because of how they burn. I think this also goes back to my Mom here and how she would overcook everything.

F&H's Honey Garlic Wings


  • 2 pounds of wings, skins removed.
  • 3 green onions, choppe

  • Marinate:
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 4 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp of powder garlic
  • 1/4 tsp of onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp of ginger

  • Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp of powder garlic
  • 1/4 tsp of onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp of ginger


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Line a baking sheet with tin foil.
  3. Remove the skin from the wings then marinate the wings in the marinate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Once done marinating, pour the marinate and the wings onto the foil lined sheet. Bake at 400 for 40 minutes or until no longer pink.
  5. About 10 minutes prior to wings being done, combine the ingredients of the glaze in a pot. Simmer until boils, then remove from heat, allowing the glaze to cool.
  6. When wings are done, add them to the pot with the glaze in it. Add the 3 chopped green onions. Coat. Pour into a serving dish and enjoy.

Prepare for yummy goodness. :)

F&H's Buffalo Wings


  • 2 pounds of wings, skins removed
  • Batter:
  • 1 tsp of cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp of chipotle chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp of onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp of hot chili flakes
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • some pepper and salt
  • 1 cup of flour

  • Hot Sauce Coating [add before cooking]:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup Franks Red Hot Sauce Buffalo Sauce

  • Glaze [add after wings are done]:
  • 1/4 cup Franks Red Hot Sauce Buffalo Sauce


  1. Per heat oven to 400.
  2. Line a baking sheet with tinfoil, spray a baking rack with Pam so that the wings don't stick to the rack.
  3. Place the rack on top of the foil lined backing sheet.
  4. Prepare batter as listed above in the ingredients.
  5. Put all the ingredients of the coating into a zip lock bag or bread bag. Add wings and shake.
  6. In a pot, add the butter and melt down over low heat.
  7. Melt down, then stir in hot sauce. Remove from heat.
  8. Dip the chicken wings into hot sauce mixture, place wings onto the rack.
  9. Cook for 40 minutes at 400 or until no longer pink.
  10. Once the wings are done cooking put the 1/4 cup of hot sauce in a bowl.
  11. Take tongs and dip wings in hot sauce.
  12. This gives it a hot saucy goodness over the crispiness of the hot sauce batter.Enjoy!!!!


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Just sayin Hello

Sometimes you need just a simple card to say hello to someone special. I made up these cards to do just that.

I stamped the sentiment in early espresso, then coloured the "hi" in with garden green.

* Crumb Cake
* DSP: Woodland Walk
* stamp set: hostess level 2 Cute by the Inch


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Concord Crush Christmas

This card is on a base on Concord Crush and Old Olive. I used velum and embossed it with the Big Shot Final Pressed embossing folder. Then, I stamped two ornaments using the Contempo Christmas and Delightful Decorations.

* Stamp set: Delightful Decorations, Contempo Christmas, Short and Sweet
* Card stock: Concord Crush, Old Olive, Velum
* Ink: Concord Crush, Old Olive
* Punches: Ornament, Modern Label punch
* Big Shot Final Pressed embossing folder
* Ribbon


Merry Christmas with a Fold

This card was a blast to make. The ribbon was done by sticking the red sticky strip tape then folding it over. I plan on making a tutorial once finals are over.

* Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Whisper White
* DSP pack
* Stamp set: Contempo Christmas, Four the Seasons
* Big Shot die: Square Lattice Die
* Ink: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
* Pearl
* Ribbon from Michaels


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Get Well Owl

The little owl punch is just way too darn cute!!!! My niece broke her leg awhile back and so I made her this card.
I used a lot of punches on this card: 2 step bird punch, 1 3/4 scallop punch, modern label punch, and of course, the owl punch. The owl's chest is in melon mambo with dazzling diamonds. The DSP is from the Hostess Level One paper set. The buttons in the top corners are the clear bitty buttons with melon mambo punched underneath, then with crystal effects and dazzling diamonds. I used the melon mambo on the scalloped circle to out line it.

* Punches: 2 step bird punch, owl punch, modern label punch, 1 3/4 scallop punch, punch pack
* Paper: early espresso, old olive, blushing bride, whisper white, melon mambo
* DSP; Hostess level one: in-colour paper kit
* dazzling diamonds, brads
* itty buttons
* Ink: early espresso
* Melon Mambo marker


Country Snow Swirled

This card was so much fun.

I used the Snow Swirled stamps to create the background image, pulling in the colours of the card: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, and Bashful Blue. I didn't have any twine, so I actually used packing twine, the type that you wrap packages in? I loved the look that the twine gave. To get the glitter behind the twine, I had some old glittery ribbon that I didn't really like, so I used the red sticky tape, stuck the glitter ribbon to the tape, applied a lot
of pressure to it, then ripped the ribbon off. The tendons of glitter remanded, which created the affect of the glitter coming out from under the twine.

* Stamp set: Snow Swirled, Four the Seasons
* Paper: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
* Inks: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Bashful Blue
* Paper piercer
* Packing twine, old reused ribbon for glitter, pretty lace ribbon


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cherry Cobbler Joyful Christmas Card

This card is exactly the same as this card except that it's in Cherry Cobbler. The colour difference is amazing. I keep attempting to determine which colour combination I like better, but seriously, I cannot decide. I think that both colours look great in this style and layout. What do you think?

* Kraft; Cherry Cobbler; Very Vanilla
* Holly Jolly DSP
* punches: ornament; scallop trim punch
* ink: Cherry Cobbler; kraft
* glitter
* stamps: Four the Holidays, Delightful Decorations


Joyful Christmas Card

It's -27 outside right now!!!! Brrrr!!!! I have no idea what the windchill is, but it's darn cold- I have 3 out of the 4 kitties curled up beside me and a puppy on my feet.

Here is our card- we made it last week for the craftshow that we attended. This card is so pretty in person, pictures [especially my camera] doesn't do it justice.

* Kraft; Old Olive; Very Vanilla
* Holly Jolly DSP
* punches: ornament; scallop trim punch
* ink: old olive; kraft
* glitter
* stamps: Four the Holidays, Delightful Decorations


Mod Christmas

I wanted something with a WOW factor that I would be able to hand out in my swap with my upline and co-demos. I wanted to the crisp lines a softer feel, so I used a sponge and some ink to just soften the sides of the paper.

I'm really impressed with this card; I have made several of them; literally, like a lot of my cards, it only took about 5 minutes. Maybe I should do a series on quick cards? Anyway, the rhinestones finish the card well, giving it that glam that I was attempting to achieve.

* paper: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
* DSP: Holly Jolly DSP
* stamps: Contempo Christmas
* inks: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
* rhinestones


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Glittlery Snowman

Other then running the background and a little piece of paper for the snowflake through the Big Shot, this card took barely any time at all to create. I stamped the snowman onto Whisper White, then coloured in his scarf and hat with Stampin Markers. For added sparkle, I used some glitter underneath of him.

Isn't he cute?

* A Cute Christmas stamp set
* Candy Cane Christmas DSP
* Whisper White, Garden Green, Marina Mist paper
* Big Shot: Snowflake number 2, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
* Stazon Black
* Stampin Markers: Garden Green, Real Red, Marina Mist
* Glitter


Friday, November 19, 2010

Super Easy Merry Christmas

This card is so easy to do; it takes less than 5 minutes to do. How much easier can you get? The cardbase has been versa marked in snowflakes.


* Early Espresso paper
* Very Vanilla paper
* Modern Label punch
* Cherry Cobbler paper
* Ribbon


Monogramed Mini Milk Favours

So I'm starting to plan for Christmas and New Year's supper. I love giving out trinkets or a favour of somesort with suppers, but I have always been at a loss of what to put the items in. After being showed the trick to how to properly assemble the Mini Milk Cartons, I just can't stop making things out of that die.

This set is my template for the favours: hence the monograms letters. M, R, T, and I are for: McGillvy, Toed, Renji, and Ichigo- our kitties!!!! No, there isn't any kitty treats in there, if there were, then the Mini Milk Cartons would have been destroyed within minutes.

Materials used
* Cherry Cobbler paper
* DSP Holly Jolly
* Early Espresso paper
* Early Espresso ribbon
* Decorative Label punch
*rhinestones bling