Sunday, November 23, 2014

krafty Christmas part 2

Finally got my package off to Vera Y. for the Caring Hearts card drive. Do you know about it? Handmade cards to be distributed to people in nursing homes. I spent a lot of time in one when I was a kid, visiting my Grandma. Lotsa residents don't get many visitors. It must be rough at the holidays. If you live in the US or Canada you can probably still get your cards in before the deadline on November 28!

I played along with the Curtain Call challenge.


Here is one card.


Here is the whole family. So easy using the SSS Layered Tree which I die cut from five PPs, then assembled mixing and matching. Added a sentiment from STAMPlorations (sponsoring the Curtain Call challenge) Joyful and some twine.










I'm in trouble if the recipients can read German. The old book page is from some ten cent book about why women want to get married and men don't!

These krafty cards with tags are going to The Card Concept #23


Saturday, November 22, 2014

krafty Christmas part 1

I was totally inspired by the color schemes over at Make the Day Special recently.


Pulled out Paper Smooches Winter Groves, Warm Hearts and Christmas Sampler stamp sets and my Avery Elle Word Fill in the Blank and this is what happened.

First off, same design using the first and second color schemes.


Added the red glitter die cut letters to the sentiment and a silver shimmer star to the top of this one.


And some embossing paste stencilled Falling Snow to this one. So I'm hooking up at a new-to-me challenge (it's already #7) at Stempelkueche.

Next up, a card design using the first and third color schemes.



The first colored with markers, the second with colored pencils. Nothing fancy but a nod to the trend of grouping illustrated images.

I'm playing at:
AEIU challenge #18

The Card Concept #23

Thanks for looking. Enjoy your weekend wherever you may be. Sunday is Turkey Day in our neck of the woods. We'll be eating leftovers when you are eating your bird. Guten Appetit!



Friday, November 21, 2014

day 5 of STAMPlorations november release hop


Welcome to Day 5, the last day of the November Stamp Release Blog Hop here at STAMPlorations! For complete info on our hop, including how you can win stamps, click here.

Today, we're putting the spotlight on Trendy Leaves. Don't forget to leave comments for a chance to win the set.

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For my project I combined this set with Typografia: Encouragement. Cuz when I saw the sentiment I thought of "mighty oaks from little acorns grow". Amazes me every time I see that power burst forth from that little nut.  (Crazy squirrels bury these things all over my folks' property. I'm talkin' from experience here!) Tangent.

Meet my mighty-oak-in-training.


Too lazy to look for a line stamp, I painted a seedling stem with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. Inked up the two oak leaves with Shabby Shutters . Then inked just the outer edges - left leaf with Peeled Paint, right with Hero Arts Field Greens -and spritzed with water before stamping. Splattered before heat embossing the sentiment with Liquid Platinum powder.

TIP: If you use an acrylic block to dab DI onto to paint with, use your water brush to flick the leftover as teensy splatters onto the card. Thanks for the tip, Julie Ebersole ;)


Look at that shine. Purty, isn't it? I love this embossing powder. Hope you've enjoyed our week of hopping. The entire release is 15% off until November 25th. Just sayin' ;)

*** The stops in the hop*** 
Debra | Deepti | Kylie | Maria | Monika | Nonni | Shery | Shirley |Vicki

simply create too 75


Challenge #75 at Simply Create Too is easy peasy this time of the year. "Snow, snow, snow" or "Make a card with just white" are the themes.

This is what I made.


Make card from CS. Trim watercolor paper panel. Apply Distress inks (blues and lilac) to large acrylic block, spritz with Perfect Pearls/water mixture and press block onto spritzed paper. When dry, die cut Kesi Art Flocons snowflake from panel, saving all tiny pieces. Die cut snowflake from chevron PP.  Adhere double sided tape to copy paper, adhere watercolor panel, snowflake and all tiny pieces. Adhere aluminum tape to scrap paper and die cut Kesi Art Avent sentiment. Adhere to panel. Adhere panel to card with dimensional adhesive. Punch snowflakes and adhere with sequins.

Voila!

Couldn't resist playing at:
Cards and More #119 - Snowflakes

Check out the DT work for some all white beauties and then simply create, too!


Thursday, November 20, 2014

day 4 of STAMPlorations november release hop


Welcome to Day 4 of the November Stamp Release Blog Hop here at STAMPlorations! For complete info on our hop, including how you can win stamps, click here.

Today, we're putting the spotlight on CityGirl, another fabulous stamp set that Shirley Bampton designed. We'll be picking one commenter to win this set so c'mon fashionistas, leave a comment here and on the rest of the STAMPlorations girls' posts for a chance to win.

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I made two cards. Challenged as I am when it comes to coloring, I went B/W on the first one.


Only added Glossy Accents to her shades and some pink lips. I think it works well with the doodled frame. For some pizazz I added a sentiment die cut from stamped vellum and the secondary sentiment from the set. And that smidgen of Freckled Fawn thin washi? I think it's so cool ;)

TIP: Make a dot in the corners of your card before doodling a frame. Gives you a starting point and destination for your eye/pen when you draw the lines.

More B/W on the second one, but I added some paper piecing with PP from Basic Grey's PBJ. And a heat embossed sentiment and two black gems.


Remember to comment on all the stops to increase your chances of winning stamp sets. Good luck.

*** The stops in the hop*** 
Debra | Deepti | Kylie | Maria | Monika | Nonni | Shery | Shirley |Vicki

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

day 3 of STAMPlorations november release hop


Welcome to Day 3 of the November Stamp Release Blog Hop here at STAMPlorations! For complete info on our hop, including how you can win stamps, click here.

Today, we're putting the spotlight on TYPOGRAFIA. We'll be picking one commenter to win this set so leave a comment here and on the rest of the STAMPlorations girls' posts for a chance to win the set.

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Here's my project...


I "focused" on the word "light" and decided to ink up the stamp using markers so that I could give each word/letter individual treatment. And I used a brush stroke from Holiday Artsy to create some rays of light in Adirondack Sunshine and Hero Arts Butter Bar behind my sentiment panel. I inked the edges of the panel and mounted it on black CS before adhering to the card.

Happy hopping. Hope you like what you see.

*** The stops in the hop*** 
Debra | Deepti | Kylie | Maria | Monika | Nonni | Shery | Shirley |Vicki

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

day 2 of STAMPlorations november release hop


Welcome to Day 2 of the November Stamp Release Blog Hop here at STAMPlorations! For complete info on our hop, including how you can win stamps, click here.

Today, we're putting the spotlight on VIGNETTE: Eat Drink Be Merry. If you visited my blog last week, did you guess our special guest designer correctly after seeing the coffee images?!?!? Yep, it's the oh-so-sweet and amazingly talented Amy Tsuruta! We'll be picking one commenter to win this set so leave a comment here and on the rest of the STAMPlorations girls' posts for a chance to win the set.

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I couldn't resist those martini glasses. Here's what I did.




Looks like a party to me!  Made some guiding pencil marks (which you can see did not ensure perfect placement :( ) And I used markers to ink each glass (since the image is two glasses) with a color. Spritzed once with water, then stamped. Stamped the sentiment and then dry embossed the panel with  Sizzix Christmas Dots. Added Wink of Stella to the glasses and the "bubbles" in the center.

Enjoy the rest of the hop.

*** The stops in the hop*** 
Debra | Deepti | Kylie | Maria | Monika | Nonni | Shery | Shirley |Vicki
Special Guest Designer: Amy Tsuruta

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