Sunday, November 22, 2015

Star light..

That card that I started but hadn’t finished, I finally did.


That little star landed on there by accident but I liked the silver with the color blending so much that I added a silver layer and stamped the greeting in silver ink.  It’s very simple, but I really like how it turned out.  What a happy accident.

I think I’m getting close to being done with Christmas cards, but I’m not sure really, I need to count to see how many I have and how many I’m sending.  There are always a few special ones that I make after I’ve done the brunt of them.  One things for sure, I’m really enjoying spending time up here, seems like walking away from all the social media sites has given me a lot of free time back, that is a scary thought but a good thing!

Happy creating!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Holiday Style #11 Finishing up..

Ah, the last 2 of the 5 way use of Lovely As a Tree…


Soft and subtle done in hues of blue, it’s very much not my style, but it’s actually not bad.


When I think classic elegance, I think reds and greens, I don’t think browns, muted gold or anything like this at all.  It is not my style at all.  I had to mix my own embossing powder to get something that wasn’t a shiny gold, so distress walnut and a very old PSX gold created a slight shimmer but something very muted.  I don’t know about this card at all!

This was a real challenge one stamp five ways but I really kind of liked it!

Happy inking..

Holiday Style #11

This class was called 1 Stamp 5 Ways, but, they really meant I set.  I however decided to challenge myself to really do I stamp 5 different ways, I completed 3 of the 5 and wanted to share those with you.  I hope to get the other 2 done today!


I chose to use the pine tree from Lovely as a Tree by Stampin Up, this set has been around a long time.  The first card is the clean and simple style.  I used Distress Stains for the tree and the splatters which we fun to make a mess with came from the Distress Paints.

Next up Cute and Whimsical, not easy to do with just a pine tree, but I gave it my best shot!


The funky pattern paper, the crazy matching embossing folder, some sparkly green tinsel and a tree with festive colored stickle balls. I think I kind of like this one a lot!


This card covers the Shimmer and Shine category.  I had some gold cardstock that already had a little pattern to it that I thought was kind of nice.  I used some supplies I haven’t had out in years, my Stamp It glue powder and Think Inks metal leafing.  I love that they went ‘old school’ in using the foil for one of their samples.  I used plain gold ink to stamp the sentiment. It is all very shimmery and sparkly!

Soft and Subtle and Classic and Elegant are what’s left for me to attempt with this stamp.  I can’t wait to see what I come up with!

Happy Saturday!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Holiday Style #9 revisited and shopping!

I gave that crazy watercolor style another shot, I used twinkling h2o’s for this one and things just don’t seem to be working between me and these watercolor products lol, It’s all good, I’ll figure it out at some point the light bulb will go off and I’ll be like ‘oooohhhh, I get it now’.  I do however love the shimmery vellum cut out it’s from Bird’s Cards and I used my Pazzles for that. 


Now, this class inspired a tiny bit of shopping, not so much for things to make the stuff in the class but for things that I am addicted to.  Moose!!!


I HAD to have the Lawn Fawn and Memory box sets that had Moose and dies for them, I mean come on me, Moose, Christmas it’s a no brainer!  I loved the Poppy Cup of Cheer set because it had so many fun things in it and the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hill Side is one I’d been eyeing for a while.  The Tree Branch ink I needed because I only have Potting Soil and it’s been too dark for other things I was working on.  I already had the Winter Fox stamp, so why not get the die for that.  The embossing paste and the stencil made such a clever background.  The Precision Base well I’d never even heard of it till class and I can tell you I’ve got several dies that have proved to be very difficult to cut, I was tired of wasted ones and of ones that I had to sit and weed with my exacto, I consider that to be a worthy investment!

Now I’m off to watch today’s classes and see what mischief I can get into, Have fun and go get crafty!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Holiday Style #9

Some things just do not turn out like the vision and so I must shake my head, laugh it off and keep going…

Case in point


Todays class was about the soft and subtle, it was about watercolors.  I love the background and I had this grand vision for the wreath to be all dreamy and watercolor-ey but that just didn’t happen, actually I’m not sure what happened lol!  Alas, it is my submission for today and I’m chalking this one up to an ‘it almost made it’.

If I get my gumption back maybe I will have a go at it tomorrow..doubtful, but maybe Winking smile


Happy water coloring lol!

WOYWW #337


Hello happy desk hoppers and peepers!  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you need to check out the Stamping Ground where Julia has made it fashionable to poke into other people’s creativity zones!

Today you find an array of this, that and the other.  Off to the far left is a Clip It Up, my mom got for herself decided she didn’t care for it and passed it on to me.  I promptly loaded it with all my baggies of Christmas embellishments and am determining if I like it or not, so far I like not having to dig through the box the stuff was in, but I’m on the fence about the space and what ever I would use if for after Christmas…hmmm?  The rest is mundane, cardstock for Christmas cards, my new mat to protect my desk, die cuts and pieces and parts to cards that have yet to be created.  A glittery card basking in the sunlight from Monday’s Holiday style class.  I really do need to do a clean up before I start on my next project I can’t stand when my work surface shrinks!

Okay enough gazing at my desk, go and see something fabulously interesting!

Happy hopping!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Holiday Style #7

I love glitter, I love sparkles and shimmery things so I love today’s class. 


I don’t have any glitter paste, so my ornament was covered in scor-pal tape and die cut and then pressed into green ultra fine glitter.  The bow and the Merry Christmas were die cut and and colored with a krylon gold leafing pen.  I sort of combined the first two cards, gold and glitter for my own take.  I haven’t had a chance to play with the third, hopefully it will turn out better than my first!  I’m just not sure about this card…