Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Peace on Earth

Today's card was inspired by a couple of things I saw on Pinterest (here and here).  I've been really into using embossing lately, and this card fed into that. 

I used gold mirror paper and aqua cardstock to create the card.  The snowflakes are from the Simon Says Stamp Holiday Envelope Sentiments stamp set.  My sentiment came from a Stampin' Up Greetings of the Season set (unable to find in their store anymore).  I embossed all using Versamark and a gold detail embossing powder.

The inside of the card is about as simple as you can get - I embossed another of the sentiments from the SU set.


Inspiration Destination #3

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hope-full Treat

It's time for another challenge over at 613 Avenue Create!  
This week the optional twist to our Anything Goes Challenge is "Candy Treats".

The image I'm using today was provided by Digistamps4joy who is one of our amazing sponsors this week.  

Some time ago, I read a blog post - written by a cancer survivor - that included a list of things small gifts/gift basket ideas that you could give a person undergoing chemo that were actually HELPFUL.  One of the items on that list was hard candies.  So, when I saw this image (during Breast Cancer Awareness Month) and the twist to this week's challenge, I knew exactly what I was making.  Sadly, it seems I always have a need for these, so I will be making more - in all sorts of colors because cancer comes in far to many forms, not just "pink".

I used a clear plastic pillow box as my candy treat container.  It is decorated with a "Dots and Stripes" paper from Echo Park, along with a small doily, and a bit of sheer pink ribbon from my stash.  My image was colored in pencils.

Please stop by 613 Avenue Create and see the other amazing candy treats and projects my teamies have created this week!


Monday, October 13, 2014

You Warm my Heart

When this new Saturated Canary stamp was shown in the store, I knew I had to have it!  First of all, the penguin is ADORABLE!  And secondly, I love Krista's wintery images.  All of her images are gorgeous, but I just love the wintery ones especially.

I colored my image in with my eclectic mix of colored pencils.  The papers I've used are from the American Crafts "Hot Cocoa" pack.  On my Silhouette, I cut the little cup and hearts from card stock.  I used my colored pencils to shade in the cup, and then edged the brim of the cup and saucer with a gold marker.

I used a little Hampton Arts alpha set (I got it from the dollar bin at Walmart, back when they had a bit more of a selection), and gold embossing powder to create my sentiment.  The heart was punched with a MS punch, and then I used red Stickles on all of the hearts.  A few black pearls finished off the front of the card.

The inside of the card was dressed with paper from the collection, and a second image that I printed in blue ink, faded out onto white card stock.


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

YouTube Video: Enchanted Embossing Card

Though it isn't always, there are times when I ABSOLUTELY love a card I made.

This is one of them.

Look at the embossing when it hits the light!!!

Everything I used/did is explained in the video.

Have a great night!