Thursday, September 15, 2016

More Cool Yule

I so love this Cool Deer stamp from Crackerbox Palace. It makes me chuckle everytime I look at it.

While I had it out yesterday, I had to make more cards with it. This one is for Freshly Made Sketches challenge sketch

I stamped the image and sentiment on white scraps. Colored the reindeer with colored pencils and then cut it out around the circle. I die cut a circle frame from a blue sparkly paper scrap which framed out the image perfectly. The snowflake paper is from SU on sale after Christmas last year. I die cut the sentiment, covered the cool with a clear star gel pen and added Snow Marker to the top edges. 3 snowflakes with Martha Stewart punch accent the edges. After assembly, I added glossy accents to the shades and Wink of Stella to the nose.
I think I like the one with snowflakes best. Here is the one I did yesterday

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Cool Yule

I love this cool reindeer dude and his sentiment.
They are both stamps from Crackerbox Palace. I stamped them on white scraps, cut out the reindeer circle and die cut a circle around the sentiment. The deer is colored with pencils, Glossy accents on the glasses, and Wink of Stella on the nose. I used a clear star gel pen to cover the word cool and used Snow marker on the top edges. The DSP is from SU. The green sparkly ribbon from WalMart. The photo doesn't show it, but I covered the gold light bulbs with the clear star gel pen to give some glow to the background.
I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sequin Shakers

The challenge this week at Just Us Girls is to use sequins.
I bought a Project Life pack of holiday items from the clearance rack of SU because it had a lot of things I thought I could use on tags. There were several acrylic sheets and small design papers that turned into fun shaker cards. The image in the frame is of holly branches with snow and the sentiment Jolly Holliday. There are white dot snowflakes on the acrylic sheet. The holly background paper is from last year's SU catalog after Christmas sale. The green stitched frame is with a Lawn Fawn die. Can't see the sequins here but I used red/green/clear assortment of sequins from my stash.
Here are the other 2 shaker cards I made with supplies from the Project Life kit.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Witch's Shoes

I have already made and sent Halloween cards to my contact for Send A Smile 4 Kids but wanted to share this card I made for my granddaughter for their Halloween for Kids challenge.
This is actually clip art. I put witch's shoes in search line and this was the cutest one. I added the sentiment under the image and printed it out on white cardstock. There were silver buckles on the shoes but I colored over them with purple gel star pen to add sparkle. Then, I mounted that on some green sparkly paper and added a strip of purple sparkle paper below the image. Then mounted it all on a white card base. Inside is that little poem I remember saying as a kid. I don't know if they still say that now but I thought it appropriate here. I added a strip of the purple and green sparkles papers inside too.

A little hint about sparkly papers: The green one tended to shed its sparkles all over the place. I took the sheet outside, laid it on newspapers and lightly sprayed with clear acrylic spray. Problem solved! No more shedding.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Stockings Were Hung

At a trade show last spring, I found the cutest stamps by Riley and Company. They have the some really fun animals including this line of Riley the Moose
I colored the image with pencils then cut it out to hang on the mantle. The stocking is tacked up there with a brass brad. I added some Martha Stewart punched snowflakes to decorate the stocking and put some glitter glue on them for sparkle. The brick paper is from my stash. The mantle is a strip of scrap that I ran through Big Shot with a Sizzix wood folder. Then I sponged on some SU Chocolate Chip to bring out the grain. The sentiment is done via computer.
Inside I did a sentiment from my Hallmark home program and added a little holly accent.
The layout is the upside down sketch from Freshly Made Sketches

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Rockin' Frosty

I have trouble coming up with cards for preteens and teens but I, like totally, think this one will do it!
It was easy with the digi image by From The Heart Stamps. Frosty rockin' his play list--what could be more teen? I colored the image with colored pencils and Tombow markers. The papers are from Hobby Lobby. The snowflakes, a Martha Stewart punch.The central image is popped up with foam tape.
Inside, I stamped some snowflakes above the SU sentiment. Keeping it terse and to the point as teen's don't elaborate much--with adults anyway.
I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

This was a great, easy sketch to work with. I will be keeping this in my file to use again.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Cowboy Christmas

Do you have friends in warm climates that your usual snow, snowmen, snowflake, and winter scenes do not seems just right?
For my friends in Texas:
I used a Kraft card base. The wood background is from SU's Serene Scenery paper stack. I free hand cut and lightly colored the snow piles. The snowman is stamped and cut with SU's Snow Place set. I used the scarf die to cut the scarf from a scrap of red bandana paper. The cowboy hat is clip art, printed and fussy cut. Howdy is Die Versions. I added some puff snow to the edges. Punched snowflakes are Martha Stewart. Not likely to have snow in Houston for Chrismas but I know they will love this card.
None of my stamps seemed appropriate so I made up this sentiment and did it on the computer.
If you squint a little and cock your head, you might see how I was inspired by this sketch from Little Tangles

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Pig Out

Fun, Fun, Fun digi stamp from the PigWit series at From The Heart Stamps
I colored the image with colored pencils. Put some glossy effects on the cherries. The birthday hat is a clip art picture printed and cut out. The colors go so sell with the cupcakes. I did the sentiment on the computer. Chubby little pigs jand cupcakes ust seem to need polka dots. I found this scrap in my pile. Mounted on SU's Blushing Bride. Maybe we can rename it piggy pink!  Inside I did a row of cupcakes and the sentiment from the same digi set.
I'm entering this in D.J.'s NBUS challenge.

 I don't know if digis actually qualify. This one has been setting in my email for a couple of months because I had kind of forgotten how to download and unzip. Techie challenged senior here!!  I finally figured that out so this is a NBUS image for me.
I had so much fun making this card. I can't wait to find the right friend to send it to.
Also entering at the "food" challenge at Global Design Project

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Another Boo Crew

I still have the Halloween papers and stamps out on the desk. So when I saw this sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch! I spied the ghost paper and new I had to use that.

The DP is from Paper Studio and is covered with ghosts. I fussy cut 7 of them and added them to some DP from SU. The sentiment I did via computer and die cut it with an Umbrella Craft oval.
It doesn't show in the photo but I gave the ghosts shiny sheets with Wink of Stella. We wouldn't want our ghosts flying around in dull plain sheets!
You can see the other cute "boo crew" here  

Boo Crew

Another fun Halloween card for Send A Smile 4 Kids
Using sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

The images are from Newton's Nook "Boo Crew". However they do not have boo crew as a sentiment so I did one on the computer. The background and stripe DPs are from SU.