Wednesday, November 29, 2006

I need white Stazon

OK, the white craft ink never dried on the transparencies. I have waited a few days and it is still wet and smears when I touch it. I have decided that the clear snowflake card will be the ones I make for my Christmas cards. Now I just have to get the white StazOn to finish them.

I'm placing a SU order tomorrow so I'll be getting lots of new goodies. I can't wait to get the order. I'm getting Big Pieces, Happy Everything, Sweet on You, and Love Matters. I'm going to order several new colors of paper and ink that I don't have yet. All my friends who stamp are amazed at the number of stamp pads I have but I never can get enough. I'm also getting ideas together to have a stamping party at the school where I teach. I have gotten a lot of ideas from SCS and I plan to do several Valentine's Day cards. As soon as I get the supplies I'll take pictures and post them to my blog. It will probably take a few weeks because the UPS man never gets here fast enough with my SU boxes! I guess I'll have to place the order before I start stalking the UPS man!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Clear Snowflake Card

I finally made a card with a transparency. I didn't have any white Stazon so I tried my white craft ink. I have no idea if it will ever dry but I stamped it and left in on my stamping desk. I guess I'll check it tomorrow when I get home from work to see if it is dry.

The night of navy mini card is just that, a mini card. When you open the transp. card it says Holiday Greetings, which I stamped in silver. I also embossed the white cs with the navy snowflake stamped on it. I used Versamark to cover the entire white sheet and then embossed it with the glitter embossing powder (you can't really see it too well in the first picture so I added the second one where it shows up a littler better). Then I tied the navy organdy around the bottom of the white cs. I attached the white cs to the silver cs with those cute little diamond shaped silver brads. I bought them a while back because I just had to have them but I never used them because I didn't want to use them up. Isn't that silly? I even do that with my designer paper because I don't want to mess it up! I have been doing a little better using all my patterned paper.
If the craft ink doesn't dry I will be getting the white stazon because I'll be making some of these to send out at Christmas cards. I am just thrilled with the way they turned out. I am a teacher and I have a huge box of overhead transparencies that I bought to keep at home to write on when I do my lesson plans. They have been sitting in the craft room gathering dust so I have found a new use for them.
I have been trying to come up with some cute ornaments that I can add to my Christmas presents too. I have been looking at my new Papercrafts magazine and they have some cute things in there. I have also been thinking about trying to make some of those paper stars that have shown up on SCS here lately. I should have ordered some of those microscope slides to make ornaments with but I didn't. I may have to buy some dominos after I get paid this week and try to make some of those. That would be something new for me too! I'll post whatever I make here so you can give me some feedback!

First Glitter Window

I think something might be missing from this card. It is missing that WOW factor I was looking for. This is my first glitter window and I think it is a little more glittery that I though it would be. Any suggestions on what I might do to it to make it a little better?

It was a pain getting the tag punch straight on the green cs. I just have to keep telling myself that it is hand made! lol I'd love to hear your suggestions on something I might add to this one!

Christmas Present I'm Making for Mom

Mom, if you are reading this look away!!!! lol

I made the cutest little card tin for my mom for Christmas. I was looking around at the local scrapbook store this weekend and ran across the cutest paper. My mom collects elephants and I have been looking for something like this to make her a tin for cards. Everything I used on the tin is BasicGrey. The elephant paper is Oh Baby! Girl Macy and the purple paper on top is LilyKate Rain. I was tickled to find the fibers that perfectly match the paper (Oh Baby! Girl Coordination Fibers). The fibers were wound on a card and there were several different ones. I used the wider pink to trim around the top lip of the lid. Then I tied the rest of them on the handle. I wish I had bought more so I could cover the entire handle with them. But the fibers were a little high for me to buy several. I just couldn't resist the combination of the paper and fibers for this cute little tin!

I plan to use the rest of the paper to make her some monogram cards. She is always sending little notes to everyone so I thought this would be perfect. I'll post a picture of the cards once I get them made.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

I learned something new today.

I have seen so many of these cute cards on SCS. I love the way the designer paper is used for the dress but I had no idea what it was called or how to do it. I found out it is called color piecing. I just stamped the image on the designer paper and then just cut it out and glued it down on another stamped image. I had to give it a try with the prego lady and I'm pleased with the way it turned out! I just love learning new things!

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Monday, November 13, 2006

More Sass

I've been playing with Sassy Stems again tonight. I even pulled out the designer paper to go along with it. On the first card I used Little Pieces to stamp the circles on the pumpkin pie paper. Then I pulled out the Prismacolor Pencils to color in the images on both of these cards.
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The second card is the one I used the designer paper on. This is some paper I got from a secret sister swap and this is the first time I have used it. I don't normally get the patterened paper out because I hate to cut into it! This is the double sided paper so I used one side for the bottom of the card and the other side is around the stamped image. I also used the little flower from Simply Said and colored it in with the white gel pen.

I think I have made plenty of Sassy Stems cards. I guess it is about time for me to decide which cards I'm making for Christmas. I did mail my Thanksgiving cards today. It normlly doesn't take too long for them to get to where they are heading because most of my family lives close by. I guess this is all for tonight!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Sassy Stems

Sassy Stems is my favorite new set in this year's SU catalog. I haven't had that much time to sit down and play with it so I made a few cards with it tonight. Of course, neither of these are original ideas but I love the way they turned out anyway!

Can you tell I love to add black to cards? I think it gives these two an extra something. I wish I had the black organdy ribbon to go on the first card. It would probably look better if I could punch the holes straight to put the brads in. I just haven't gotten the hang of that yet, even with a straight edge.
I made this second card for a good friend of mine. I even doodled around the edges of the stamped image. I used Prisma color pencils to color this one. I have been having trouble with the black ink running when I use the WCC. The card I posted first looks great tonight. But when I go look at it tomorrow it could be a different story. If that happens I will take a picture so you can see what I'm talking about. I have been told to use Stazon but I always forget until after I start to color the image. We'll have to wait and see what happens. Until in the morning...
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Snow, snow, and more snow

OK, I'm back from the stamping table and here is another snowflake card. I made this one with all the blues that I have. I also stamped the little snowflakes in silver. This card was super quick and I like the look of it.

I also went back and added that silver embossing on that other card I did before. What do you think? It really pops out huh?

Here is a brown snowflake card I made several weeks ago. I like the brown too. I have such a hard time making decisions. Can you tell? I guess I'll have a big selection to choose from.

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Violet Snowflake

I saw a beautiful card on SCS today and had to make one. Why is it that my cards never look as stunning as the cards I try to CASE? I love the color combo on this one. I am still playing around with different color combos for my Christmas cards. I don't really want to go with the classic colors so when I saw this I thought it was perfect. I stamped the snowflake with Vintage Violet and then put some glitter over it. I like the way it sparkles. I haven't ever done a Christmas card with snowflakes so this just might be the one. Who knows?!?! I think I may go back and add a Christmas saying at the bottom and emboss it in silver. That would be really pretty with the colors. Plus, silver is my favorite! So much better than gold. lol

I always end up making several different card designs for my Christmas cards. I guess I get bored and can't make 25-30 of the same card unless someone wants to pay me to do it. So if you get Christmas cards from me you may or may not get one of these. I think I'm going back to the stamping table to play with the snowflakes some more.

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