Thursday, November 20, 2014

All is Calm Snowflakes

Hi to all of you!

After a few years of "alternative" Christmas colors becoming more and more prominent, I think I'm finally getting used to it....it was difficult at first and I admit that I resisted the change!  

I love the colors in the All is Calm Specialty designer paper....they are so soft and pretty!  I decided to use the colors, Lost Lagoon and Pear Pizzaz in the Pals Paper Arts #228 Sketch Challenge today ... well, mainly because they are featured in the designer paper!

Here is the sketch:

I've been wanting to create a card with the Endless Wishes stamp set.....I've used some of the messages, but I'm "late" in using the snowflake images.  They correspond beautifully with the All is Calm paper...


I "stamped off" the larger Lost Lagoon snowflakes before stamping onto the Whisper White card stock because I wanted a softer look.  You can see the "full" color in the message.

Susan Suggests:  One of my new favorite things to do is create a flag or banner with the Hexagon punch!  It's so easy, but I never thought of it until I saw another demonstrator do it!  I love the way I can now use different sizes of card stock...



I wanted to draw out the Pear Pizzaz color just a bit more, so I chose the cotton ribbon in that color and added a little bow which is another one of my new favorite things to do....I'm referring to the style of the bow.  Don't you love it when you learn something new (that is easy)?


You probably know by now that I love everything in the Holiday Catalog!  The All is Calm Snowflakes are just one more embellishment that makes cards/projects so special!

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Peace and Beauty

Hi to all!

I believe we are all thinking more about Christmas cards, aren't we?....Thanksgiving is around the corner and then the time will be very short till Christmas arrives!

This will be my first use of the stamp set, Ornamental Pine... and it really does make a pretty card!  I stamped the branch and pines in Garden Green, then used a Crumb Cake Blendability Marker to fill in the branch section.

I love to use Liquid Applique for snow!  It gives such nice dimension....


Here is a closer view that shows the Cherry Cobbler heat-embossed ornament.  See the clear Rhinestones in the middle of the ornament and the snowflake?  They are colored with a Cherry Cobbler Blendability Marker!  I love being able to enhance the rhinestones in that way!



WEEKLY DEALS are here!  Anything you've been waiting for ....to go on sale?





Below are the products I used to make this card..
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Monday, November 17, 2014

A Big Thank You!

Happy Monday to all!

Here is a BIG Thank You card....literally, the words cover the front of the card!  Sunday's Paper Players #222 Challenge was to make a simple Thank You card and I think I accomplished that with this stamp set...there is not much room to put anything else!....except a few sequins....

The Early Espresso heat-embossed message photographed a bit dark and it is always difficult to place sequins in the right light, but other than that...*wink*..., I guess the pictures are as good as they are going to get!



The message is from Another Thank You...a photopolymer stamp set...and is stamped on Very Vanilla card stock.

The sequins match the Coastal Cabana card stock and come in all the 2013-2015 In Colors.






Here are the products I used for this card:
Friday, November 14, 2014

A Piece of the Pie

Today I'm sharing a snippet from my Paper Pumpkin gathering last Tuesday.  I already blogged about Mr. Turkey that I gave to each Paper Pumpkin customer here.  Now let's look at the actual kit for November with a Thanksgiving theme....

Here are a couple of my Paper Pumpkin customers working on their projects....

And here is the adorable "pie" from this month's kit!  Each slice is an actual box where you can place some goodies!


One of the things I love about the kits are the alternative ways to use them....you are never limited to one design.....here is a banner that I made and hung over my dining room mirror....


How about an easy card?



And if you'd like to buy your Paper Pumpkin kits from me, I'd love to have you as one of my customers!....here is the link...  Questions?  Just e-mail me!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Beautiful You for PPA #227

Hi to everyone!

Today, Pals Paper Arts is having a Color Challenge....#127.  And the colors blend beautifully together!

I had an "itching" to use my Blendabilities, so I chose one of the images from Apothecary Art.  

Then I heat-embossed the image with Crushed Curry Embossing Powder and used my Blendies to color the flowers and leaves with Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive.

I fussy-cut the middle of the image and stamped it with one of the messages from Flower Patch. Dimensionals help to give the image some added "pop".  


That gorgeous designer paper is called Park Lane...

Green is my favorite color so I was delighted to emphasize all the Old Olive...the Crushed Curry ribbon has a super-soft and satin-y feel...

Here is a little closer look....




The products I used to make this card are below...
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