Monday, October 29, 2012

Holiday Card Workshop - Day 1

Hey friends - popping in really quick to share two cute little 3"x3" cards, inspired by Day 1 of Online Card Classes Holiday Card Workshop.
Learned so much from the last workshop, that I decided to take another class...

These were fun and quick, and because they are only 3"x3", got to use up some scraps (which has taken over my desk).

Live well,

Card Recipe:  Believe
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Winter Snow Globe)
Paper:  Papertrey Ink (Aqua Mist, White)
Ink:  Tsukineko (Tuxedo Black, Cloud White)
Etc:  Papertrey Ink (Fabulous Frames Die, Winter Snow Globe Collection Die), Copic Markers

Card Recipe:  Merry Christmas
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Winter Snow Globe)
Paper:  Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate, Kraft, Hibiscus Burst)
Ink:  Tsukineko (Tuxedo Black)
Etc:  Papertrey Ink (Polda Dot Basic Impression Plate, Snow Globe Die Collection, Limitless Layers Die), Staedtler Colored Pencils

Friday, October 26, 2012

My First Christmas Cards of the Year

I cannot believe that I actually made two Christmas Cards today - usually I'm scrambling around, frazzled with only seconds left, trying to get cards made.  Not this year...I made a vow to myself that I would try to get as much Christmas stuff done by the end of November (this includes the shopping as well), so that I can actually enjoy what's happening around me...wish me luck :-)

The first card is for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge:

And here's one more - I combined this week's Runway Inspired Challenge and CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.

(LOVE this outfit!)


 Live well,

Card Recipe:  CTS#3 - Let it Snow
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Winter Snow Globe)
Paper:  Papertrey Ink (White, Aqua Mist)
Ink:  Tsukineko (Tuxedo Black, Pearlescent Sky Blue, Pink Grapefruit)
Etc: Papertrey Ink (Sunshine Impression Plate, Snow Globe Die), Fiskars (Circle Punch)

Card Recipe:  RIC#2 and CFC76 - Silent Night, Holy Night
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Happiest of Holidays)
Paper:  Papertrey Ink (Kraft, White, Pure Poppy)
Ink:  Tsukineko (VersaMark)
Etc:  Papertrey Ink (Tag Sale #4 Die, White Ribbon)

Monday, October 15, 2012

CTS#1 and CFC74

Hey friends, I'm back with four new cards, so let's get to it.
The first is for a brand spankin new challenge - CAS(E) this Sketch!  Very excited about this - lots of talented folks on the design team.

The next two is for CFC74...

...a fun one....
...and a sweet one...

And here's one more card that  I made for a sweet little girl turning five (and I can't believe I didn't use one single stamp!).  It doesn't show up very well in the pic, but I made the "5" extra glittery for the little princess, using a kaleidoscope embossing powder (it reflects different colors when looking at it from different angles).

Live well,

Card Recipe:  CTS#1 - Hello Sunshine
Stamps:  Paper Smooches (Sunny Side Up), Papertrey Ink (Fillable Frames #2)
Paper:  Papertrey Ink (Spring Rain, White, Harvest Gold)
Ink:  Tsukineko (Tuxedo Black, Mango Madness)
Etc:  Copics, MFT Cloud Die, Fiskars Punch

Card Recipe:  CFC74 - You're HOT!
Stamps:  Lawn Fawn (Love 'n Breakfast)
Paper:  Papertrey Ink (White, Pure Poppy, Smokey Shadow)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black
Etc:  Copics, Papertrey Ink Block Alphabet Die

Card Recipe:  CFC74 - I Love You Snow Globe
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Winter Snow Globe), Lawn Fawn (Love 'n Breakfast)
Paper:  Papertrey Ink (Kraft, White, Pure Poppy, Spring Rain)
Ink:  Tsukineko (Red Magic, Pearlescent Sky Blue)
Etc:  Papertrey Ink (Winter Snow Globe Die, Linen & Canvas Impression Plate)

Card Recipe:  "5"
Paper:  Papertrey Ink (White, Spring Moss, Hibiscus Burst, Orange Zest)
Ink:  Tsukineko (VersaMark)
Etc:  Martha Stewart Balloon Punch, Stampendous Kaleidoscope Embossing Powder, Papertrey Ink (By the Numbers Die, Polka Dot Basic II and By the Numbers Impression Plates)