Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Did someone say they love snowmen??? Hee Hee I do!!! It has been such an honor and more fun than you can imagine working with Carolyn King this last month using her newest stamp set, "Warm Winter Wishes". Carolyn has the best sense of humor and thru many e-mails we, I hope, have gotten to know each other a whole lot more. It has been just fun, fun fun!! Kermmie, as I like to call her, truly surprised me when she asked ME to be a guest designer for her newest stamp set. I have long admired Carolyn's work and truly enjoy getting her blog notifications. She is quite an inspiration. For my card tonight I wanted to do sparkly, yet soft. So I created my snowman mounted on white with Gina K Designs newest Silver Lining Metallic Card Stock. Wow... the new metallics are awesome and you definitely can't go wrong using it on a Christmas card. For my heart I used my Atyou Spica Glitter pen to add just a tad more sparkle and to coordinate with my ribbon. Here's a bit of a close up so you can see how it shines. For the background I used the Blue Sky Stripes Vellum from The Paper Temptress. I think it adds a bit of class to your plain vellum paper. I can tell you this, I KNOW many of my friends and relatives will get Christmas cards this year made from Carolyn's set. NEW ones, of course (I did mail most of them to Carolyn to use as she wished)!
I hope you've enjoyed seeing the many cards I created with "Warm Winter Wishes" and I hope you have been over to Gina K Designs to add yours to the cart. As I've mentioned before, Carolyn is donating 100% of her proceeds to the Alzheimer's Association in memory of her Grandmother. I can only imagine how proud her Grandma was of her and I'm sure she is just as proud today. Good work, Carolyn!!!
It's Joanne Basile's Birth-O-Versary!!! And she is offering up some fantastic blog candy to help her celebrate. To enter the contest, you must make a NEW card (she wouldn't let me use an old one... can ya believe that nonsense???) *hee hee*... and... your card must include a Buttony Bow!!
Well... now that I've seen Joanne's "Buttony Bow" video... I KNOW ALL her secrets! shhhhh *hee hee*When I made this card I decided I really wanted to use the "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful..." sentiment. I mean... LOOK at that expression! HA! And, of course, the inside finishes it off with "Hate me because your boyfriend says so!" HA HA HA It is one of my favorite's from "My Favorite Things" clear stamps called, "Hey Chica". Now I'd NEVER give this to anyone... but... first of all... that girl looks JUST like my sister!!! AND... SHE would definitely say this to someone!! She's just got that attitude. But.. she'd give it to a friend as a joke. (Don't want you thinking terrible things about my sister... ha.) I think she will love it so I'm going to give it to her. She will get a kick out of it. Honestly, she always says that to me too when she calls me.. "Hey Chica!". LOL
I hope you decide to hop on over to Joanne's blog and check out her candy. It all looks yummy!!You have until midnight on Oct. 26th to get your entry linked up. Good Luck!!
Have a great day!! *smile*
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
For my next card I stamped all my snowmen and colored them in different hats and scarves. Then I used my Copic markers to make their hearts appear to be on fire! Get it... WARM wishes??? Hee Hee... I make myself laugh!!
Now... want to know how the TAG came about??? Well... when you're busy stamping and creating at TWO locations... sometimes... things get left behind. Likeeee...... a Cuttlebug.... a Big Shot!!!! Grrrrr. So... I used a tag punch and put my sentiment on that. Now you won't be able to fit it in an A2 envelope, but for those of you who like those totally square cards... I'm sure it will fit in one of those envelopes! *smile*
My last card tonight was MY idea of "building a snowman"!!! LOL I didn't want to glitter the whole thing so I just used my Sakura Glitter Pen and hit a few spots on the white circles and on the snow man with it. I left my coloring to a minimum also.
For the snowflake, I used the "love" background stamp and stamped it in red... then used my black ink to stamp the snowflakes over it and cut them out.
I added a row of lace and then my sheer white ribbon tied around the bottom.
Be sure to check out Carolyn's blog later in the week for even more cards I created using her wonderful set.