Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Brads, Metal, Pretties kit, Condolences Card

Resuing extra cast offs.. you can add texture and shine to a project... LOVE this look!

Using spare strips from my metal siding tea light holder I made these little butterflies... I figured nothing better than something unusual for this stunning family and their loss. I punched the butterfly and laced this blingged pin from our Pretties Kit. I adhered it to the ribbon and with our Designer Series paper, the 'Three Little Words' stamp set, some silver ink, black paper and Glossy White paper... I whipped out this card. I added brads from the pretties kit to the bottom corner to continue the 'metal' feel that this butterfly added to the card.

I hope you enjoy this, it was made in honor of Gail Wheelock and her return to heaven.. for her family left behind. Donna, Wheelocks - love you!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Inspired by Clothes



I was so inspired by this outfit for my daughter that I made this amazing card and featured it a while back on LNS group... but I kept it and the outfit hanging on a wall... the black embossed and shiny flowers, the shimmer paint used in the 2-step stamping style, the stunning bride paper brayered with black... the pink... sooo my daughter (does the cuteness factore END??)....
Why feature it, again?? My daughter won the tug of war on the paper and I finally let her have it... sigh... so it's no longer on my wall to inspire me and show off the sheer cuteness factor of it all... So she looked stunning this week at PreSchool... and this card... a favorite for sure!!
I hope YOU find inspiration in what you see ALL around you!

Bleach is used for MORE than cleaning...

I simply embossed this great tree scene and the words.. I then took a paint brush and painted bleach around the trees - it will change the color and a lil ribbon.. a quick card and cool technique.
I took a stamp case and lined it w/ folded paper towels - I then covered it in bleach to create a bleach stamp pad. I took this stunning background stamp (one of my very favorites) and 'inked' it in bleach and then stamped it on this Lovely Lilac paper. I used a heat gun to speed up the dry time. I then took some pastels and highlighted 'Imagine' and with the Tombo glue and our Fine Glitter I made this a quick and pretty card - anyone would love to receive.

LNS Challenge

This is the Challenge Folks... create a card inspired by this stunning picture... sigh...
I went a little natural and bright with this Bashful Blue and Gable Green Paper combo... The ribbon and eyelet punch is a fun lil texture to it. This Embrace Life card is going to a friend of mine who's had many challenges with breast cancer as of late... I hope it'll brighten her day...

Now - close your eyes and smell the ocean breeze... lol.

Christmas Card Stack Resulted In....

Retired DSP... punches and embossed Vellum with our great diecut box for a batter tea lighted gift!! Fun, easy and pretty!!
This was similar to a card from a LNS girl... I took Glossy White to give contrast to the flocked DSP paper - so fun and with some simple punches, glue and this one stunning stamp (punched out at an angle to flow). You have a supe cute, fast and fun card!! (the red ribbon is a perfect addition...) (UNDER 10 Minutes... YEAH!!)


This was a CASE of a LNS card... I love this stained glass stamp set and the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint on top of the Aqua Painted Pastels.. the Petals a Plenty paper on Bashful blue - I LOVE this..


The Angel is sooo pretty... love the shimmer on her! (too much, maybe?? lol)


yeah - maybe too much - but the flash really shows it... sigh..

Christmas Card Stack Resulted In....

Country Greetings - a natural and 'raw' stocking... I love the twine unraveled... quick and easy - under 10 mintues!!!
The Designer Series Paper is my inspiration and I masked these trees!! Simply Stamp and stamp again on a post-it - cut it out and layer it on what you want to stay present/front... then stamp - remove the masking and BAM - a quick lil tip...

I made snow trimmed leaves on the trees with our amazing Frost White Shimmer Paint... fun!!

Ahhhh - one of my favorite looks!! Embossing metal on a metalic paper!! I simply used Bravo Burgundy and stamped the sentiment inside and the snowflakes on the exterior (a tri folded card). I then stamped this Snow Swirled tree in Gold on Gold Paper... with Dimensionals on one half and it's a lil door of a pretty card! Love me some Bravo Burgundy and Gold - don't you??



Inside - the embossing makes for a stunning card!!




I LOVE how this came out!! I took Glossy White Paper and embossed with Glassy Glaze this Branch Out bare tree and the snow flakes... I then took this blue and sponged it in a swirling motion... it created this blue background, snow 'floor' and the embossing came THRU with the white below... another quickie card (under 10 minutes!!) and so Pretty!!

Christmas Card Stack Resulted In....

From the Side - the Dimensionals raise the ornaments up to sit flush when closed...
I ADORE how this punch and stamp set look - don't YOU??

Inside View..
I LOVE this Paper and stamps - the embossing is so pretty and Easy!! The Paper allows for the feel of being on a tree.. and the 'Holly Jolly Christmas' is PERFECT for this 'tree and ornament' card...


I cased this idea from someone on the LNStampers and changed it up a tad... this is when flicked the edges in Chocolate Chip after tearing it... I love the look of Embossed white on the Creamy Caramel!! The Red Bow.. the finishing touch!

Our Designer Series Paper is so stunning - simply flipping the paper over and it's a more 'vibrant' look and I colored the tree in to tie in the green.

Christmas Card Stack Resulted In....

Our Designer Series Paper is perfect for ANY project!! Here with scraps and a punch - a lil embossing and BAM you create a FUN card!!
Three Trees - reminds me of the Holy Trinity... perfect for this Christmas Season!


Using the Big Shot to create this pretty Red cut-out and then stacking the trees... I used TWO dimensionals - one on top of another - to create a slight RAISED tree in the midst of the others..

I wanted to create a Snow Storm or Snow Fall at night... so I took the Night of Navy and rubbed the impression plate and ran thru w/ Shimmer White paper to create a sparkle and then stamped these great trees with Night of Navy on top...


I took the Single tree and stamped it 1/2 way up on either side to create a forest feel. To me, 'Peace on Earth' goes with the quiet of snow... sigh... I long for some snow.
I know these are super short but I have so many I'm behind in loading... I hope you enjoy this quicky!!



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