Saturday, December 17, 2011

Frosty and the Christmas Trees

Finally more time to make and post cards for Christmas. The crunch is on with a week left and still more cards to make... oh boy better get cracking!
The Frosty card was inspired by a Kristina Werner design here 
The Christmas Tree cards were inspired from a technique learned at Holiday Card Boot Camp 2011
These trees are rally easy and are a lot of fun to make especially with double sided paper :)

Monday, November 14, 2011


One of the techiques from Holiday Card Boot Camp just wasn't working out for me.  I was attempting as Jennifer McGuire suggested, to use the supplies I had at home instead of buying new stuff. The snowflake embossing folder I have is too busy for my liking, but I went ahead and tried to blend Broken China and Faded Blue Jeans distress inks and then spritz with pearlized water.

It doesn't look too bad but I just wasn't happy with it, so I altered it. I took a snowflake stamp stamped it with Versamark on water colour paper and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I once again tried the two blue distress inks and spritzed with pearlized water. This I liked better.
I mounted the snowflake image on thick silver metallic cardstock and embellished with punched snowflakes using Martha Stewart punches. The "peace" wording was cut from the Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge.
I like how this card turned out but I have to wonder if I should of framed the snowflake image with blue cardstock. As you can see below it is very shiney, perhaps it needs to be grounded.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

folded Christmas trees

This is a cool way to make a Christmas tree using two sided paper. The trees were made from a 4" circle cut in half and folded back and forth. They really look great! This picture is rather dark- my camera I think is slowly dying. Perhaps Santa will bring me a new one ;) I was also disappointed on the embossed sentiment on the bottom, it was suppose to be white (it's called snow) but it looks more like dirty slush.
I'll try it again maybe I did something wrong or may be it's the paper.

Hanging Star

Another Boot Camp creation. I am really having fun with these cards. I cut the branch and leaves with my Cricut using the Winterwoodland cartridge. The card base was embossed with the Cuttlebug but I cannot remember the name of the folder and it isn't written on the embossing plate. OOPS. The star from the George and Basic shape cartridge was cut from metallic red cardstock from Michael's. The bow is just a piece of silver cording I had in my stash.
Well off to finish some homework. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Cherish Family photo card

Day Two of Holiday Boot Camp had us create a card with a family photo. The object was for the photo to be removable so that it could be put on the fridge, in a fame or a scrapbook after Christmas. My daughter took this picture of my brother, sister-in-law and neice at Thanksgiving. Cute isn't it?
I made my card so that it had a plastic pocket on the front to put the card in. This also allowed me to stamp a sentiment on the plastic. I also embellished it with some pearls and fir tree branches. The background of the main card was stamped using Versamark and a polka dot stamp.
I think I will try another one but this time with snowflakes.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Holiday Boot Camp

I am participating in the Holiday Boot Camp put on by Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire. Here is my interpretation of card one. I don't have a Silhouette so I couldn't use the file supplied by Kristina but I do have a Cricut. I used the doily cut on the Reminisce Accent cartridge (available from a Creative Memories consultant).
If I was to create this card again I would make the border on the Kraft cardstock a little darker as it dried lighter than I anticipated.

Friday, August 26, 2011

so happy for you

My friend Elizabeth just got a new job so we are going out to celebrate. This warrants a card :)
Here is another technique I learned from the Summer Card Camp.
I stamped the butterfly with versamark ink on white cardstock and then applied white embossing power. Next I used make-up sponges dabbed in orange, yellow and green chalk inks and kept blending until I reached the desired effect. I cut the butterfly out and added pop dots to the back. The background is a piece of pale yellow vellum which I ran through the cuttlebug using swiss dots folder. The corners of the card are adorned with pearls and connected with a squiggle line using a white gel pen. I frayed the ends of the grosgrain ribbon to add texture and the top ribbon was just adhered to the card. I am very happy with the way this turned out and most likely I will be making more of these.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sweet Friend

I have been absent from my scrapping room for far too long, so I am going to make a conscious effort to get back into it. I recently subscribed to the Summer Card Camp 2011 of Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner (my heroes). I missed the actual camp but purchase PDFs last week. What great ideas they shared!Here is my attempt at one of the techniques- Letterpress.

 Notice the little accident I had with the green ink. What to do, what to do? Cover it up of course!!!

Sorry for the poor quality of the photos but my camera has been acting up.

I also had to make an envelope because the card was so thick that it wouldn't fit in a regular one.
Here is what I came up with. I rather like it if I do say so myself.

I gave the card to my friend and colleague Angie who shares the same birthday as me and she loved it!! That's what I love most about cardmaking, the joy it brings to others. =)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Heartfelt Sympathy

It's never nice when you need to send a sympathy card but here is one I made for  a friend , it's simple and sincere.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Treat Bucket

Here us a little something I made today for my nieces for Easter. My inspiration came from Charlene ( on Splitcoaststampers. These were easy to make especially using my trusty Cricut, cartidges- George & Basic Shapes and From My Kitchen. I think this project is a keeper.
 I hope Chloe, Evelyn and Elizabeth like them and the little egg treats inside. After Easter I thought they could use them to hold crayons or their hair ornaments.