Monday, November 24, 2008

A Snow Globe Christmas

This is the card I made for my card club swap. I wish the sparkles showed up on this loses a bit in translation. Lots of shiny things on this one!

This is a departure from my usual style, but I just thought this clear stamp by Autumn Leaves was too cute to pass up. I fell in love with the paper by SEI and had to find it a home! I used Night of Navy and Riding Hood Red as well as some StarDust paper with the snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Creative Ornament

This is the other card I made for my Mom. I think this poor kitty is hysterical. It just looked like an ornament, so I went with it! On the inside it says "I'm an ornament...get it?"

The stamp is by Penny Black.

Catty Christmas

My mom asked me to make her some whimsical cat cards for Christmas and this is the second of the two cards.

I used a Penny Black cat stamp. On the inside it says "Bah Humbug." I just love the look on this cat's face. I have seen that look on Micheala's face once or twice...or a LOT! I used the Martha Steward border punch called Swiss Dots to create the lace-like piece.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Christmas Card

My mom asked for me to make her some Christmas cards this year and this is the result. I like the way they turned out.
The stamped image is colored with my Copic markers...My E33 ran out thanks to the multiple camels! My re-inker is on it's way though! I used a navy blue ribbon and some metallic DMC floss to bring out the colors in the patterned paper. I still need to add some clear glitter to the crowns and a few other things to bring out the detail, but they are almost done!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Big Girl Bookmark

I made this for a joke to give one of my friends. I just love the sentiment on this stamp. I didn't have time to turn it into a card, so I just made a quick bookmark instead. Stamp is a Dolly Mama image. Colored with my copic markers.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Kitty Birthday Wishes

This is the birthday card I have made for my grandmother. She is a kitty lover and I thought this Penny Black stamp was perfect! I used my Cuttlebug Spots and Dots embossing folder for the background. Of course, I used my Copic markers to color the image. Not sure where the ribbon and brads came from, but I thought they added a fun touch to this one.

All of the cards I send her or my granddad end up in a box she calls "keepers." I guess this one will join them! I am so fortunate to have her around. Now I just have to make her a present to go with the card!

Sympathy Card

I needed a quick sympathy card and this is what I ended up with. It is a departure from my usual style, but I think it is nice. The big flowers are from Prima. I am not sure where the sentiment stamp came from, but I love the saying.

You're a Star

Wow...I am a little behind in posting, so I am going to be putting up several items tonight. The first is a card I designed for my card club. I am always looking for a way to come up with a "guy card." This one uses the Wanted set by Stampin' Up. I used Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla paper. I did the masking tape faux leather technique on the back star, the faux stitching on the brown star and a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the textured background. I guess that I was in a "faux mood."

The text was generated on my computer as I couldn't find a stamp that said what I wanted it to say. I used Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip ink to stamp the horse and boot images on the top panel.

I thought it turned out nicely.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Little Blue Birds

I saw this stamp and fell in love with the adorable birds. I couldn't wait to get the stamp so I could color it with my Copic markers. I had so much fun with it! I wanted to make a special card for my mom, so this is the end result.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Breast Cancer Awareness took me long enough to get my card created for Breast Cancer Awareness month! I have had this idea in mind for some time now, but just never got around to finishing it!

I used the coffee set from Impression Obsession and the paisley paper is by Heidi Grace. Once again, I used my Copic Markers to color the coffee mug and a little VersaMark ink for the coffee cups along the side.

Coffee Swirls Card

Take time to smell the coffee...I suppose this is a good thing if you like coffee. I don't, but I have friends who do, so this is for them! The stamp is from Impression Obsession's clear stamp line. The patterned paper is from K & Company's Urban Rhapsody line. Image was colored with my copic markers.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

November Challenge

In our card club, one of our members challenged us to use a sample in a Stampin' Up catalog as our inspiration to create a Christmas card. The person getting the most votes will receive all of the samples made! What a cool idea!

I was inspired by the following example in the current catalog:

I just thought this was adorable and wanted to do a Christmas version. I is not a card, but I couldn't pass up this opportunity.

My version used a similar frame, but I used dark reds and greens with lots of cool doo-dads! I even found an excuse to use my Copic markers! I had a hard time getting a good picture, so I hope you can see everything.