Monday, November 23, 2009

Today I like to show you the little box I made for my sister for her birthday. I don't know if the box with this lid has a name. I just know that the box itself is a origami box.

I used Anna Griffin Christmas paper. Oh how devine! I stamped the lid with PTI's Fancy Flourishes with SU Chocolate Chip and added some rhinestones from my stach. I found the musical note stamp at Michael's and embossed it with gold embossing powder. The leave punches are from MS and the flowers are Prima. The beautiful locket (it actually opens) is by Jolee with a Swarovski rhinestone....oh la la. Love that lacy ribbon from Webster's Pages.

My sister is actually a "Gustav Stickley kinda girl", so I hope a little bit of frill will be okay.... lololol. So, what do you think????

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Penguin Christmas Card

Surprise, surprise, I have been thinking about ideas for Christmas cards for quite a while now and I actually started in October but haven't finished those. I decided this year I will go back to my "old style" and make cards that are not as involved as the Magnolia cards I did last year. I wasn't able to make as many handmade cards as I would have wanted. I still will make a few Magnolia's and some with Papilio images. Today I made a card for one of the ladies at work who likes Penguins. I found a cute one at Michael's. I knew which DP I would use and decided to make some "mountains" using various MS glitter. The largest glitter is MS crystal coarse glitter, then crystal fine and the "mogul" in the front is carrara marble. I also added a little bit of blue topaz glitter. I colored the Penguin with Copic's and added glitter to the bow on his trunks and his popsicle. I think somebody was messing with my MS glue pen(it must have been the little critters Dominique and Madison...hehehe). It comes out pink, that's why he has a pink popsicle. I added a clear snowflake sticker from Deja Views, popped a white snowflake from my stach on top and added a clear jewel. I punched out another snowflake from the DP, which is Li'l Davis Designs, left over from last year and the sentiment is from the PTI set Sign Language.
I hope Suzanne will like her Penguin Christmas card.

Thank you all for stopping by and I promise I will have more Christmas cards to show you.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Fleur De Lis Birthday Card

It has been many months since I posted and now a second post on the same day. I finally finished 4 cards today. Hopefully I will assemble several Christmas cards this evening. This will help me to be able to blog for a while.

This card I started early in October but for whatever reason never finished it until today. It is a very, very large card. It was meant for my sisters birthday, which was 3 weeks ago and I hope that I finally will mail her card and another birthday card that was due on October 30th. I just wish I could take better pictures and could arrange the pictures better.

I used quite a few Spellbinder die cuts on this one. As all of you know the big medallion was made with the Borderabilities Fleur De Lis die cut and put it on top of a Nestibilities Classic Scalloped Square - Large. I had to case Becca Fekken's creation. I just love her elegant designs. Well, her cards are perfect, mine are not. Why do I see all the imperfections after the card is done and the pictures are taken. All the DP is from Cosmo Cricket-Everafter. I really love their papers. It is really hard for me to start cutting them up. The sentiment is from Whiff of Joy from the german set and I stamped it on a shape from the Ribbon Tag Trio 2. The inside labels are cut with the Nestabilies Labels 5.

I hope my sister will like the card and you do too.

Thank you all for stopping by.

Witchy Woman

Hello Everybody!!!!!!
It has been a long time and I am finally putting up a new post. It is a Halloween card I made. I know, I know. I am really late and everybody has been showing Autumn and Christmas cards. I actually made three and only have sent out 1, which made it to it's destination on November 1st.

It is a real simple card but not for me. It takes me forever to decide which papers to use, even if they are from the same series. The DP is from K&Company. The stamp is a Karen Lockhart stamp called Witches Legs, which I purchased earlier this year from Ellen Hutson. I used Copic's and colored the skirt and boots twice and then popped them up.

Now a close up of the image and and the card.

Thanks for stopping by.