Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas Ornament

I made this Christmas ornament using this adorable image from Belles N Whistles. I colored the image using crayola and prisma colored pencils. I cut the image out into a circle and backed in pink cardstock then white cardstock and then raspberry cardstock. I added 3 pink paper flowers to the top and added a pink rhinestone into the center of each one. I added crystal stickles to the edges of the flowers and to each layer around the image. I made this ornament for the challenge at Just Cute Bears and Friends (anything but a card).
I am also entering this ornament into the challenge at Top Tip Tuesday (get embellishing).

~ Supplies Used ~

Belles N Whistles Rubber Stamp

White Cardstock

Nicole Crafts Pink Cardstock

Nicole Crafts Raspberry Cardstock

Stickles ~ Crystal

Oriental Trading Company Pink Paper Flowers

Nicole Crafts Pink Rhinestones

Crayola Colored Pencils

Prisma Colored Pencils




Cold & Snowy

I made this Christmas card for my sister. I used Snowy Hug from Magnolia Stamps. I colored the image using crayola and prisma colored pencils. The base of my card is pink. I embossed the white layer of cardstock using a cuttlebug embossing folder (dots) and my sizzix machine. I added a strip of patterned paper from EK Success the the bottom of the card. I backed the image and sentiment in pink cardstock. To finish my card I added crystal stickles to the image, the top edge of the patterned paper and to the snowflake. I added pink gemstones to the upper left corner and a pink heart gemstone to the snowflake. I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Meljens: Cold & Snowy

A Spoonfull Of Sugar: Christmas Cards

Wags N Whiskers: Snowflakes

All Sorts: Anything Goes

Sweet Stampin: Celebrations

Top Tip Tuesday: Get Embellishing



~ Supplies Used ~
Magnolia Stamps Snowy Hug Rubber Stamp
EK Success Chloe Stripes & Gingham Patterned Paper
White Cardstock
Nicole Crafts Pink Cardstock
Stickles ~ Crystal
Nicole Crafts Pink Heart Gemstones
Queen & Company Pretty In Pink Rhinestones
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder ~ Dots
Crayola Colored Pencils
Prisma Colored Pencils





A Christmas Card

I made this Christmas card using this adorable image from Whoopsi Daisy. I colored the image using crayola and prisma colored pencils. I added crystal stickles on all the white fur on the image. The sketch that I used is from the challenge at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle. The base of my card is green. Then each layer of green cardstock is backed in white cardstock. I punched a strip of white cardstock using a lace heart border punch from Martha Stewart. I added crystal stickles to all the white cardstock including the punched border. I punched 2 snowflakes out of white and 2 smaller snowflakes out of green. I added a green snowflake to the center of the white snowflake. I added crystal stickles to the white snowflake and green stickles to the green snowflake. Then I added a pearl into the center of the snowflakes. I added the sentiment, "May this Christmas be as special as you are", backed in green and then in white to the bottom left corner. I added crystal stickles to the white around the sentiment. I finished my card by adding 3 pearls to the upper left corner and a green and white ribbon to the right side of my card.
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:





A Spoonfull Of Sugar: Christmas Card

Wags N Whiskers: Snowflakes

Craft Your Days Away: Punch It Out

Creative Inspirations: Anything Goes Christmas

Caardvarks: Monochromatic

Wee Memories: Colors Of The Season

Drunken Stampers: Christmas Card

All Sorts: Anything Goes

ABC Christmas: Z Is For Zero (W - Winter Wonderland, G - Glitz)

Die Cut Dreams: Girlie

Top Tip Tuesday: Get Embellishing








~ Supplies Used ~
Whoopsi Daisy Digital Stamp
White Cardstock
Nicole Crafts Green Cardstock
American Crafts Green With White Dots Ribbon
Queen & Company Pearl Pearls
Stickles ~ Crystal
Stickles ~ Green
Martha Stewart Lace Heart Border Punch
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
Martha Stewart Snowflake Corner Punch
Fiskars Oval Template
Crayola Colored Pencils
Prisma Colored Pencils





Monday, December 27, 2010

Treat Box

I made this treat box for the Karen's Doodles Netherlands Doodle Diva challenge. I used the new freebie from Karen's Doodles called Puffin Christmas. The base of the box is red. I embossed the white cardstock using a cuttlebug embossing folder (dots) and backed it in hunter green cardstock. I backed a red paper heart doily in hunter green cardstock and added it to the left back corner of the box. I punched the sentiment out using a 1 3/8" circle punch. I backed it in red and then in white. I then punched out a 2" scalloped circle out of hunter green and backed it in white. Then added it to the heart.


I then added the image to the bottom right corner. I colored the image using crayola and prisma colored pencils. I punched snowflakes using two different sized Martha Stewart punches. I punched the larger in red and the smaller in white. Added the white to the red and then added a red gemstone to the center. I added one on each side of the box, one to the lower left corner and one to the upper right corner.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central: Anything Goes (item from store: cuttlebug embossing folder ~ dots)

Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes

Stampavie & More: Red

Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Sew Many Challenges: Anything Goes

Paper Sundaes: Cut It Out


~Supplies Used~
Karen's Doodles Puffin Christmas Digital Stamp
Nicole Crafts Red Cardstock
Nicole Crafts Hunter Green Cardstock
White Cardstock
Nicole Crafts Red Gemstones
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
Martha Stewart Snowflake Corner Punch
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder ~ Dots
EK Success 1 3/8" Circle Punch

EK Success 2" Scalloped Circle Punch
Crayola Colored Pencils
Prisma Colored Pencils

Saturday, December 25, 2010

2 Sisters Challenge ~ Special Challenge

MERRY CHRISTMAS! ! !



I hope you are all having a wonderful Christmas with your families and friends. We will be having our tree here at home and then heading down to my parent's house for dinner. Then tomorrow my kids are in a concert/play at church. They have worked so very hard on it and I can't wait to see the finished result.



It's time for a new challenge at 2 Sisters and today we have an extra special one for you. We would like to see how many cards we can collect for cancer patients at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. If you create a thinking of you (hello, just a note, just for you, etc..) card, write an encouraging note inside and address the envelope to any patient and then send it to Stacy at:

Stacy Walker
15 Willow Way
Swanville, Maine 04915
USA

and she will then hand deliver them to Brigham & Women's on January 30th. The cards will then be handed out to the patients by the nurses. Let's see how many cards we can send down with Stacy to help uplift the spirits of the cancer patients. We just have one request please do not send any get well cards. Thank you.




The image I used is ballerina doggie from Karen's Doodles. The patterned paper I used is from EK Success (chloe stripes & gingham). I added crystal stickles to the lines on the patterned paper. I also added it to the white cardstock surrounding the image and all the pink cardstock. Then I added it to the image and to the edges of the pink paper flowers.



I am entering this card into the following challenges:



Friday Sketchers: Sketch



The Crafty Pad: Anything Goes



Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes



Karen's Doodles Netherlands: Anything Goes



Tuesday Morning Sketches: Embellish It



Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes



Moving Along With The Times: Anything..... but no Christmas



Digi Doodle Shops Best: Anything Goes



Sew Many Challenges: Anything Goes



All Sorts: Anything Goes



Top Tip Tuesday: Get Embellishing



Die Cut Dreams: Girlie



Aud Sentiments: Anything Goes





~ Supplies Used ~


Karen's Doodles Ballerina Doggie Digital Stamp


White Cardstock


The Paper Company Pastel Pink Cardstock


EK Success Chloe Stripes & Gingham Patterned Paper


Stickles ~ Crystal


Queen & Company Pearl Pearls


Oriental Trading Company Pink Paper Flowers


Martha Stewart Rose Leaf Punch


Crayola Colored Pencils


Prisma Colored Pencils








Friday, December 24, 2010

Birthday Card

I made this birthday card using karate boy from Karen's Doodles. This card is for a boy at my church who will be turning 11 on the 30th. He is in karate and has his green belt. The sketch I used is from Sketch & Stash (your choice). I used sketch #8.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Karen's Doodles: Anything Goes

The Crafty Pad: Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Moving Along With The Times: Anything. . . . but no Christmas

Digi Doodles Shops Best: Anything Goes

Sew Many Challenges: Anything Goes

Caardvarks: Monochromatic

All Sorts: Anything Goes

Aud Sentiments: Anything Goes

~ Supplies Used ~

Karen's Doodles Karate Boy Digital Stamp

White Cardstock

Nicole Crafts Green Cardstock

Colorbok Sage Stripe Patterned Paper

Clear Button Stars

Cuttlebug Embossing Folder ~ Dots

Crayola Colored Pencils

Prisma Colored Pencils

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Pink Treat Box

This is a treat box that I made using Snowy Hug from Magnolia Stamps. I used 2 shades of pink. One is a couple shades darker than the other. The pinks are called st. valentino (darker) and sugar & spice (lighter). I used st. valentino for the base. I embossed a strip of white cardstock using a cuttlebug embossing folder (dots) and my sizzix machine. I backed the strip of white in sugar & spice. I did the same thing with the piece of white cardstock for the background. I used a white heart paper doily and backed it in sugar and spice and added it to the upper left corner of the back of the box. I then punched out my sentiment, "May this Christmas be as special as you are", using a 1 3/8" circle punch and backed it in sugar & spice and then in white. I punched out a 2" scalloped circle in st. valentino and then backed it in white. I added the sentiment to the scalloped circle and then added it to the heart. I made a bow out of light pink ribbon and added it to the top of the sentiment. I added crystal stickles to the white around the sentiment.

I colored the image using crayola and prisma colored pencils. This week's challenge at Paper Sundaes is to cut it out. So I cut out the image and added it to the bottom right corner of the box. I added crystal stickles to the snow on the broom and at the bottom of the image. I added white flocking to the hats and jacket on the image. I added 2 pink rhinestones for the buttons on the image for the challenge at Beary Sweet Challenges (pearls & gems). I punched snowflakes out of the st. valentino cardstock and then smaller snowflakes out of white cardstock. I added the smaller white snowflake to the larger pink snowflake. I added one to each side of the box, one to the upper right back corner and then one to the bottom upper left corner. I added a pink rhinestone to the center of each one.

I am also entering this box into the following challenges:

Sew Many Challenges: Winter

Magnolia Down Under: A Gift For You

ABC Christmas: Z is for Zero (F is for Frosty with xtra of Snow)

Aud Sentiments: Anything Goes

Creative Belli Blog: Christmas

Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Digi Doodles Shops Best: Anything Goes

~ Supplies Used ~

Magnolia Stamps Snowy Hug Rubber Stamp

White Cardstock

Coredinations St. Valentino Cardstock

Coredinations Sugar & Spice Cardstock

Queen & Company Pretty In Pink Rhinestones

Stickles ~ Crystal

White Heart Paper Doily

Inkadinkado Flocking

Offray Light Pink Ribbon

Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch

Martha Stewart Snowflake Corner Punch

EK Success 1 3/8" Circle Punch

EK Success 2" Scalloped Circle Punch


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Elisabeth Bell's Biggest December Blog Candy Giveaway

Have you heard about the big blog candy giveaway from Elisabeth Bell? With the help of Belles n Whistles, SCACD and Whiff of Joy, Elisabeth is giving away 38 stamps to one lucky winner. For a chance to win you need to create a project using one of Elisabeth's stamps. I created a corner bookmark using Beary Big Hugs from Bells n Whistles. This is the first time I have made a corner bookmark. I can't wait to get going on my next one. The base of my bookmark is navy blue cardstock. I punched the bottom using the lace heart border punch from Martha Stewart. The top triangle of my bookmark is covered in white cardstock, leaving just a thin strip of the navy blue showing. I added a strip of patterned paper (blue with white dots) just below the white cardstock and added a strip of light blue ribbon to cover the seam the two papers created. I stamped my image out and colored it using crayola and prisma colored pencils. Then I cut the top portion of the stamped image using a circle template. I layered the image on navy blue, then white and then finally blue. I added a large blue paper flower and a smaller blue paper flower and a bow made out of the light blue ribbon. to the right corner just beside the image. I added crystal stickles to the edges of the ribbon, bow, flowers, to the image, on the cardstock backing the image and to the dots on the patterned paper.

My daughter has already asked if she can have this bookmark. We got her some books for Christmas so I think that I will give it to her after she opens up her books.

I am entering this bookmark into the following challenges:

Paper Play: Anything But A Card

Cute Card Thursday: One For The Kids

I Did It Creations: Anything Goes

Aly's Sunday Challenge: Anything Goes

The Crafty Pad: Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes

Tuesday Morning Sketches: Embellish It

Caardvarks: Monochromatic

All Sorts: Anything Goes

Die Cut Dreams: Girlie

Top Tip Tuesday: Get Embellishing

Craft Your Days Away: Punch It Out

Totally Gorjuss: For Someone Special

~ Supplies Used ~

Belles N Whistles Beary Big Hugs Rubber Stamp

White Cardstock

Nicole Crafts Navy Blue Cardstock

Nicole Crafts Blue Cardstock

Good Old Values Patterned Paper ~ Light Blue With White Dots

Offray Light Blue Ribbon

Oriental Trading Company Blue Paper Flowers

Stickles ~ Crystal

Martha Stewart Lace Heart Border Punch

Crayola Colored Pencils

Prisma Colored Pencils



Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Pink, White & Silver Christmas

I made this Christmas card using Snowie with Snowflake from Magnolia Stamps. The colors I used (pink, white and silver) are for the challenge at Wild Orchid. The sketch that I used is from Tickled Pink Stamps.


I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes

Tuesday Morning Sketches: Embellish It

Top Tip Tuesday: Get Embellishing

Creative Inspirations: Anything Goes Christmas

Stampin For The Weekend: Christmas

Craft Your Days Away: Punch It Out

Wags N Whiskers: Snowflakes

Aly's Sunday Challenge: Anything Goes

Craft Your Passion: Christmas

The Corrosive Challenge: Non Traditional Christmas

Ann's Creative Nook: Anything Goes Christmas Style

The Crafty Pad: Anything Goes

Drunken Stampers: Christmas Cards

I Did It Creations: Anything Goes

All Sorts: Anything Goes


~ Supplies Used ~
Magnolia Stamps Snowie With Snowflake Rubber Stamp
White Cardstock
Coredinations St. Valentino Cardstock
Coredinations Sugar & Spice Cardstock
Stickles ~ Crystal
Stickles ~ Silver
Queen & Company Pretty In Pink Rhinestones
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder ~ Dots
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
Martha Stewart Snowflake Corner Punch
Crayola Colored Pencils
Prisma Colored Pencils


Christmas Card

I made this Christmas card using Fancy Sunbonnet Winter from Bugaboo Stamps. The colors I used are called rain and whirlpool. I added crystal stickles on the white cardstock backing the card base, image and sentiment. I also added it to the image and snowflake. I added white flocking to the hat, cuffs and pocket on the image.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Digital Tuesday: Let's Celebrate

Everybody Art: First Snow

A Spoonfull of Sugar: Christmas Card

Drunken Stampers: Christmas Card

Tuesday Morning Sketches: Embellish It

Wags N Whiskers: Snowflakes

Alota Rubber Stamps: Bling It On

Creative Inspirations: Anything Goes Christmas

Dutch Dare: Winter

Some Odd Girl: 2 Types Of Bling (flocking, pearls & glitter)

Sew Many Challenges: Winter

Shirley's 2 Girls: Holiday Season & Flocking

Top Tip Tuesday: Get Embellishing

Ann's Creative Nook: Anything Goes Christmas Style

Oh Alice: Winter In Wonderland

All Sorts: Anything Goes

Sweet Stampin: Celebrations

I Did It Creations: Anything Goes


~ Supplies Used~
Bugaboo Stamps Fancy Sunbonnet Winter Digital Stamp
White Cardstock
Bazzill Basics Rain Cardstock
Bazzill Basics Whirlpool Cardstock
Stickles ~ Crystal
Queen & Company Pearl Pearls
Inkadinkado White Flocking
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
Martha Stewart Snowflake Corner Punch
Martha Stewart Snowflake Border Punch
EK Success 1 3/8" Circle Punch
Crayola Colored Pencils
Prisma Colored Pencils


Saturday, December 18, 2010

2 Sisters Challenge ~ Christmas

This week at 2 Sisters we are challenging you to create a Christmas card/project. We are being sponsored this week by The Stamping Boutique. Tracey gave us this adorable image called The Fairies Frolic to use on our cards. Sorry about the quality of my photo. It didn't look so blurry when I took it. I made this card for my 7 year old daughter for Christmas. Pink is her favorite color. I colored the image using crayola and prisma colored pencils. I added crystal stickles to it and pink rhinestones to the centers of the flowers. I back the image in pink and then white. I embossed the strip of white cardstock behind the image using a cuttlebug embossing folder (dots). I backed all the pink cardstock in white and added crystal stickles to the white. I added a strip of white ribbon and added crystal stickles to the edges of the ribbon. I punched the sentiment using a 1 3/8 inch circle punch and backed it in pink and white and added crystal stickles to the white. I added 3 pink pearls to the bottom of the sentiment and 3 to the upper right corner.


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Friday Sketchers: Sketch

Crafty Creations: Photo Inspirations

One Stitch At A Time: Anything Goes

Top Tip Tuesday: Christmas Inspired

Digital Tuesday: Sparkling Christmas

Cute Card Thursday: 1 For The Kids

Fresh Brewed: Merry Christmas

Creative Inspirations: Anything Goes Christmas

Some Odd Girl: Bling times 2 or more (glitter, Gemstones)

~Supplies Used~

The Stamping Boutique The Fairies Frolic Digital Stamp

White Cardstock

Coredinations Sugar N Spice

Queen & Co Pretty In Pink Rhinestones

Offray White Ribbon

Stickles ~ Crystal

Cuttlebug Embossing Folder ~ Dots

EK Success 1 3/8" Circle Punch

Crayola Colored Pencils

Prisma Colored Pencils


Friday, December 17, 2010

Blue,White & Silver Christmas

This is my card for this week's blue, silver and white challenge at Simon Says Stamp. For the silver on my card I added silver stickles. The image I used is Magnolia's Snowie With Snowflake. I added white flocking to the snowman's hat.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

One Stich At A Time: Anything Goes

Aud Sentiments: Happy Holidays

Shirley's 2 Girls: Holiday Season & Flocking

Moving Along With The Times: Let It Snow

Creative Inspirations: Anything Goes Christmas

~ Supplies Used ~

Magnolia Snowie With Snowflake Rubber Stamp

White Cardstock

Nicole Crafts Blue Cardstock

Coredinations Dark Blue Cardstock

Stickles ~ Silver

Stickles ~ Crystal

Inkadinkado White Flocking

Queen & Company Brilliant Blue Pearls

Cuttlebug Embossing Folder ~ Dots

EK Success 1 3/8" Circle Punch

Crayola Colored Pencils

Prisma Colored Pencils




With Love At Christmas

I created this card using this adorable Christmas stamp from Magnolia Stamps called Silent Tilda. I added white flocking as fir on Tilda's jacket and a pearl for the button.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Top Tip Tuesday: Christmas Inspired

One Stitch At A Time: Anything Goes

Shirley's 2 Girls: Holiday Season & Flocking

Moving Along With The Times: Let It Snow

Creative Inspirations: Anything Goes Christmas


~ Supplies Used ~
Magnolia Silent Tilda Rubber Stamp
White Cardstock
Coredinations Soft Lilac Cardstock
Coredinations Calypso Orchid Cardstock
Inkadinkado White Flocking
Stickles ~ Crystal
Queen & Company Pearl Pearls
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
Martha Stewart Snowflake Corner Punch
EK Success 1 3/8" Circle Punch
Crayola Colored Pencils
Prisma Colored Pencils


Snowy Christmas Hugs

I made this Christmas card using Magnolia's Snowy Hug. The sketch is from Sweet Sunday Sketch. I used the colors lilac, orchid and white. I added crystal stickles to the white cardstock, image and snowflakes. I also added white flocking to the image. I added a light purple pearl to the center of the snowflake and purple pearls beside the snowflake, on the sentiment and on the image.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Lexi's Creations: Glitter & Pearls

One Stitch At A Time: Anything Goes

Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central: Winter Wonderland (item from store: Magnolia stamp, Martha Stewart border punch, stickles)

Stamp With Fun: Christmas

Critter Sketch: No Patterned Paper

Top Tip Tuesday: Christmas Inspired

Creative Inspirations: Anything Goes Christmas

Wags N Whiskers: Snowflakes

The Pink Elephant: Winter Wonderland

Fresh Brewed: Merry Christmas


~ Supplies Used ~
Magnolia Snowy Hug Rubber Stamp
White Cardstock
Coredinations Soft Lilac Cardstock
Coredinations Orchid Cardstock
Inkadinkado White Flocking
Stickles ~ Crystal
Basic Grey Purple Pearls
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
Martha Stewart Snowflake Corner Punch
Martha Stewart Snowflake Border Punch
EK Success 1 3/8" Circle Punch
Crayola Colored Pencils
Prisma Colored Pencils


Thursday, December 16, 2010

First & Last

The challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is to post the first card you made and the newest card you've made. This isn't the first card I made. But it is the first card I posted and the first card I have a photo of. The card I made was just a simple birthday card. This card was made before I stared stamping. It was so weird to look back and see just how much my card style has changed during the past year.This is my newest card. I used Magnolia's Snowy Hug. I colored the image using crayola and prisma colored pencils. The sketch I used is from The Sweet Stop. I used the color combination of aqua, dark aqua and white. My card base is aqua that is backed in white and backed again in dark aqua. I backed the image the same way. The strip of cardstock behind the image is white embossed using a Cuttlebug embossing folder (dots) and then I backed it in dark aqua and then in white. I punched two strips of cardstock, one white and one dark aqua, behind the image using a lace heart border punch from Martha Stewart. I layered the white on the dark aqua and added a light aqua with white dots ribbon to the top of the punched strip. I backed my sentiment, "with love at Christmas", in dark aqua and then again in white. I added crystal stickles to all the white cardstock. I added a small snowflake punched out of dark aqua to to the sentiment and added some aquamarine rhinestones to the snowflake and the bottom of the sentiment. I punched out two snowflakes, a large white and a small dark aqua, using two different sized Martha Stewart punches. I added crystal stickles and an aquamarine rhinestone to the snowflake. To the image I added crystal stickles to the snow and white flocking. To finish off my card I added 3 aquamarine rhinestones to the upper left corner.
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Paper Cutz: Snowmen or Snowflakes

If The Shoe Fits Scrap It: Texture

All Sorts: Last Minute Christmas Cards

One Stitch At A Time: Anything Goes

The Crafty Pad: Embossing

Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central: Winter Wonderland (items from store: stickles, Martha Stewart punches, Magnolia stamp)

Stamps R Us: Anything Goes

Critter Sketch: No Designer Paper

Top Tip Tuesday: Christmas Inspired

Fun With Shapes & More: Scalloped

Creative Inspirations: Anything Goes Christmas

Wags N Whiskers: Snowflakes


~ Supplies Used ~
Magnolia Snowy Hug Rubber Stamp
White Cardstock
DCWV Aqua Cardstock
DCWV Dark Aqua Cardstock
Stickles ~ Crystal
Inkadinkado White Flocking
Basics By Kaiser Craft Aquamarine Rhinestones
American Crafts Aqua With White Dots Ribbon
Martha Stewart Lace Heart Border Punch
EK Success 1 3/8" Circle Punch
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
Martha Stewart Snowflake Corner Punch
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder ~ Dots
Crayola Colored Pencils

Prisma Colored Pencils



A Snowy Hug

Here is another Christmas card I made using Magnolia's Snowy Hug. The image is for the challenge at Paper Cutz which is to use a snowman or snowflake. I used the color combination of pink, rose and white. I colored the image using crayola and prisma colored pencils. The sketch I used is from Friday Sketchers. The base of my card is pink cardstock backed in white and then backed in rose. I added two blocks of rose backed in white. I backed my image and sentiment in rose backed in white. I added crystal stickles to all the white cardstock. I added a strip of white ribbon behind the image and added crystal stickles to the edges of the ribbon. I punched white snowflakes and small pink snowflakes using two different sized Martha Stewart punches. I added the pink snowflake to the white snowflake and then added crystal stickle to them and added a pearl in the center of each. On the sentiment I added a small pink snowflake and added crystal stickles and a pearl to the center. On the image I added crystal stickles to the snow on the broom and at the bottom of the image. I also added white flocking to the hats and to the jacket and pearls for the buttons on the snowman.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Catch The Bug: Winter Wonderland

Totally Gorjuss: Snow

All Sorts: Last Minute Christmas Projects

Lexis Creations: Glitter & Pearls

Stamptacular Sunday: Winter Wishes

Incy Wincy: Non Traditional Christmas Colors

Ann's Creative Nook: Non Traditional Christmas Colors

One Stitch At A Time: Anything Goes

I Did It Creations: Creative Folds

Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central: Winter Wonderland (items from store: stickles, Magnolia stamp)

Cupcake Craft: Non Traditional Christmas Colors

Stamp With Fun: Christmas

Stamps R Us: Anything Goes

Critter Sketch: No Patterned Paper

Top Tip Tuesday: Christmas Inspired

A Spoonfull of Sugar: Christmas Cards

Creative Inspirations: Anything Goes Christmas

Craft Your Days Away: Punch It Out

Wags N Whiskers: Snowflakes

The Pink Elephant: Winter Wonderland


~ Supplies Used ~
Magnolia Snowy Hug Rubber Stamp
White Cardstock
Nicole Crafts Pink Cardstock
Coredinations Concerto Cardstock
Queen & Company Pearl Pearls
Stickles ~ Crystal
Inkadinkadoo White Flocking
Offray White Ribbon
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch

Martha Stewart Snowflake Corner Punch
EK Success 1 3/8" Circle Punch
Crayola Colored Pencils
Prisma Colored Pencils


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Treat Box

I made this treat box as a gift to hold a gift card and some candy. I used Snowy Hug from Magnolia Stamps. I created the box in purple then added white cardstock, embossed using a cuttlebug embossing folder (dots) and back it in light purple. I added a white heart paper doily backed in purple. I typed the sentiment on my computer. "May this Christmas be as special as you are". I punched the sentiment out using a 1 3/8" circle punch and backed it in light purple and white and added crystal stickles to the white. Then I punched a 2" scalloped circle out of purple and backed it in light purple and added crystal stickles to the light purple. I added the sentiment to the scalloped circle and then added it to the heart. I added a bow out of purple plaid ribbon and added it to the top of the sentiment. Then I added crystal stickles to the edges of the bow. I punched three snowflakes out of purple cardstock and one snowflake out of light purple cardstock. To each purple snowflake I added a smaller snowflake punched out of light purple and to the light purple snowflake I added a small purple snowflake. I added a purple gemstone to the center of each snowflake. I added one purple snowflake to the top right back corner and one to each side of the box. I added the light purple snowflake to the top left corner of the bottom of the box. I colored the image using crayola and prisma colored pencils, cut out around the image and added purple gemstones for the buttons. I added crystal stickles to the snow on the image and white flocking to the hats and jacket on the image.

I am entering this treat box into the following challenges:

Daring Cardmakers: Snow Much Fun

Polka Doodles: Project To Hold A Gift

Frosted Designs: Ribbon

Fun With Shapes & More: Scalloped

If The Shoe Fits Scrap It: Texture

Fussy & Fancy: Anything But A Card

Wags N Whiskers: Snowflakes

Craft Your Days Away: Punch It Out

Creative Inspirations: Anything Goes Christmas

Incy Wincy: Non Traditional Christmas Colors

Catch The Bug: Winter Wonderland

Totally Gorjuss: Snow

All Sorts: Last Minute Christmas Projects

Anns Creative Nook: Non Traditional Christmas Colors

One Stitch At A Time: Anything Goes

The Crafty Pad: Embossing

I Did It Creations: Creative Folds

The Pink Elephant: Winter Wonderland

Stamp With Fun: Christmas

Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings: Anything But A Card ~ Winter

Simon Says Stamp: Christmas With No Red or Green


~ Supplies Used ~
Magnolia Stamps Snowy Hug Rubber Stamps
White Cardstock
Nicole Crafts Purple Cardstock
Nicole Crafts Light Purple Cardstock
Queen & Company Lavender Gemstones
Stickles ~ Crystal
Inkadinkado ~ White Flocking
Making Memories Kids Trims Emma ~ Purple Paid
White Paper Heart Doily
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
Martha Stewart Snowflake Corner Punch
EK Success 1 3/8" Circle Punch
EK Success 2" Scalloped Circle Punch
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder ~ Dots
Crayola Colored Pencils
Prisma Colored Pencils




Monday, December 13, 2010

Snowy Hug

I created this Christmas card using Snowy Hug from Magnolia Stamps. The colors I used are brandywine, vintage pink and white. I added crystal stickles to all the white cardstock, snowflake and to the image. I also added white flocking to the image. This is the first time I've used flocking and I am hooked. I love the way it adds to the image. I can't wait to get some other colors to play with.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Moving Along With The Times: Lots Of Spots

Simon Says Stamp: No Red/Green

Beary Sweet Challenges: Sketch

Daring Cardmakers: Snow Much Fun

Frosted Designs: Ribbon

Just Magnolia: Christmas Card

Wags N Whiskers: Snowflakes

Craft Your Days Away: Punch It Out

Cupcake Craft: Non Traditional Christmas Colors

Creative Inspirations: Anything Goes Christmas

Incy Wincy: Non Traditional Christmas Colors

Catch The Bug: Winter Wonderland

Totally Gorjuss: Snow

All Sorts: Last Minute Christmas Projects

Ann's Creative Nook: Non Traditional Christmas Color

One Stitch At A Time: Anything Goes

The Pink Elephant: Winter Wonderland

Stamp With Fun: Christmas


~ Supplies Used ~
Magnolia Stamps Snowy Hug Rubber Stamp
White Cardstock
Bazzill Basics Brandywine Cardstock
Bazzill Basics Vintage Pink Cardstock
Stickles ~ Crystal
Queen & Company Pearl Pearls
American Crafts Wine With White Dots Ribbon
Inkadinkado White Flocking
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
Martha Stewart Snowflake Corner Punch

Crayola Colored Pencils
Prisma Colored Pencils