Saturday, December 19, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
I made this little Christmas card to enter into a couple of challenges.Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog says..."Let It Snow". I used the sketch from this week's Sketch and Stash challenge, the ribbon and rhinestone snowflake are both from my stash and the challenge at Dare U 2 Digistamp was to use red, green, and a neutral color (and a digital image, of course!). This digistamp is from Dustin Pike, and the red card background is a digital printable from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, the Winter Printable Set. And, don't forget, Lindsay is having a buy 2 get one free sale on her sets until December 23rd! Thanks for looking-comments are always appreciated!
Friday, December 11, 2009
I am frantically trying to finish making Christmas cards to send out, so I sought out some challenges to help me with a little inspiration. The first challenge I took was with Sketch Saturday. I made the navy blue card topper out of Wasau shimmer paper, then, using my Winter Woodland cart, cut the bird (#3) out of a scrap of white cardstock, a snowflake (#4) out of clear acetate, and the "Peace tag" out of silver glitter cardstock by DCWV, and out of white cardstock using the shift function. I accented it with some sheer white ribbon with silver snowflakes from my stash.The second card I did, I used Card Patterns sketch 44, and flipped it on its side. The penguin is a cute digistamp from Pollycraft, and I used up some paper scraps for this card. I also added some gemstones that I colored with my red Bic Mark-it pens. Thanks for looking!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
I made these cute little cocoa packets for my son's class. I cut the mugs with SCAL, tied a ribbon around it (but no bow, 'cause that would be too girly ;-) ), added a cocoa packet, and a candy cane, and I will also be adding chocolate dipped spoons to each packet. I printed out enough of the "Hot Cocoa" digistamps for each packet, then colored them and punched them out with a circle punch. I punched out larger scalloped circles of complimentary patterned paper, and attached to the top of my packets with Glue Dots for the perfect little embellishments. These digistamps come in the Warm Winter digistamp set, along with some of the cutest little snowmen and women ever- check it out!
Thanks for stopping by-now I am off to bed for a while, for all crafts and no sleep makes an impatient mommy! Check out Lindsay's blog, she has a freebie for you, and she will have links to the other designers blogs for you to check out their fantastic Lindsay's Stamp Stuff projects (Hey, you can get some great ideas of what to do with the great sets you pick up ON SALE!). I know that I am headed to their blogs myself this afternoon-these gals are uber talented!
*You can download the scut file (made in SCAL1) for cutting 2 mugs at a time HERE
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Thanks for looking, and be sure to drop by tomorrow for another Christmas project! Now head over to Lindsay's blog, she has a freebie for you!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Starting today, for the next few weeks, I have several Christmas crafty projects to share with you. This is my pride and joy for the season.I actually made it about a month ago. It took several days, and ALOT of work. I cut the wreath and holly leaves using a free file from Dan's blog last year( I think he may still offer the file for a small fee), and a free poinsettia cut file from Lora's blog. I cut the leaves out of various different cardstocks with glitter, shimmer, pattern, and different shades of green and white. After I cut them all out, I dry embossed some with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Stylized flower folders, inked direct to paper on some, then attached each leaf invidually, shaping as I went (I rolled the edges around a round rub-on stylus). I cut the poinsettias out of 2 shades of red card stock (one shimmer, one matte), then dry embossed the veins of the flower by hand with a stylus and added Stickles to the veins on the top layer for glitz and to help it stand out. I cut the little gold centers out of a bunch of silk flowers from the Dollar Tree and added the shimmery red and gold bow (which I FINALLLY learned how to make myself, thanks to Martha Stewart!). Thanks for looking (and stop back tomorrow for more crafty Christmas goodies!)