Archive for December 2010
Just a few of the crafty items I received for Christmas. I already had the Gypsy; it’s the Gypsy sleeve that I got for Christmas. My DH gave me a Canon EOS T2i DSLR camera for Christmas. I’m so happy that I don’t have to borrow his anymore =)
I also won these on eBay for $11 & $15. Is it wrong to buy Imagine cartridges before you own an Imagine??? I’m ordering one as soon as they go back on sale for $399 on HSN so I get free shipping and can use my 15% off coupon too!
Look what arrived in the mail! A Unity Stamp that I won during Erin Lee’s Birthday Blog Hop! It’s my first Unity Stamp. Thanks Erin for such a great hop and for letting us join in on your birthday bash!
I have super exciting news!! I was selected to be a Peachy Keen Guest Designer for 2011!! How awesome is that! There were over 300 applicants and only 46 of us lucky crafters were selected. I’m so honored as these are my absolute, hands-down favorite stamps in the whole wide world! As a guest designer, we each get to design crafts for Peachy Keen for an entire week. My week is Nov 7 thru Nov 11, 2011. So, save the date and mark you calendars for some exciting craft projects. Plus, during my week, I will be giving away a set of Peachy Keen stamps to one of my lucky blog visitors. In fact, each guest designer will be giving away a Peachy Keen stamp during their week. So, you don’t want to miss out.
Thanks Peachy Keen for such an awesome opportunity!
Join me in welcoming the rest of the talented Peachy Keen Guest Designer Team for 2011.
Hi everyone! I love the color pink and had been wanting to create a pink Christmas card. My Pink Stamper gave me just the right opportunity to do so. Robyn’s challenge was to create a card with 2 shades of pink, 2 shades of blue, and black and this is what I came up with. I added a jingle bell to the hat.
Jolly Holidays Cartridge
My Pink Stamper sentiment
Pink and black cardstock
iRock and blue gems
Studio G snowflake stamp
Fine clear embossing powered
Tim Holtz distressed ink (broken china)
White and blue ink
Designer paper (I created see post below for tutorial)
My daughter came to me and asked me to make a card that she could send to a soldier overseas. Her Jr. High English class has a voluntary project to send cards to soldier and she wanted to participate. So, I let her pick the Cricut cut and then I designed the card with her.
I really wanted to give some new inking techniques a try, so I created this card using an embossing and inking technique to create my own paper.
- Using a Studio G snowflake stamp, I randomly stamped a white piece of cardstock using Versa Mark
- I then used fine white embossing power and a heat gun to set it
- Next, I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Broken China) with a Tim Holtz blender and inked the entire page, making darker and lighter areas. The ink will not adhere to the embossed snowflakes so they stay white.
- Finally, I sprayed the paper with Tattered Angels Glimer Mist (Dazzling Diamonds) to give it a frosty look.
I think it turned out awesome. I am entering it in the following challenges. Wish me luck!
Peachy Keen Challenge #41 was to create a card of encouragement. So, I thought I’d made a good luck card for a figure skater and this cute cut from the Jolly Holidays was perfect. Besides, I was itching to try out this new cartridge. I think she turned out absolutely adorable !!! The PK face really makes the girl. I thought the face stamp was going to be too big but it was just perfect. The PK stamp is from the Snow Cuties set. I also inked her face and legs with Stampin Up and Tim Holtz’s inks. For the white parts of her outfit, I glued down Martha Stewart ice cycle glitter with Glossy Accents. For the sentiment, I used my computer and Word and printed it on gray glitter paper from Recollections. I then cut out the sentiment in a square shape and used tacky tape to adhere red velvet ribbon around the corners and topped it with a knot bow. Her hair and jacket were blinged with my iRock. Finally, I used the left over snowflakes from the EK Success snowflake border and glued them on with Dotz. The background designer paper is from DCWV.
My 10 year old daughter really, really wanted to made a video of a card. She had been watching me do it so she wanted to give it a try. So, I had her create her own card and I video tapped her while she made it. I pretty much so let her have free reign on both the card and the video. My only stipulation was that she make a Christmas card. So, I officially have my first “guest” designer =). I think she did an awesome job on the card and on the video.
- Cartridge: Winter Frolic
- DP: Cloud 9 Seasonal Pack
- Studio G Glitter Glue (Red and Green)
- Martha Steward Flock (white)
- Cardstock (white, black, red, green, pink, orange)
- Zig 2 Way
- Pink ATG
- EK Success Snowflake Boarder punch
- Studio G Christmas sentiment stamp
- Staz On Ink (Black)