Sunday, July 31, 2011

Christmas In July Paper Wings Blog Hop

Welcome to the Christmas In July Paper Wings Blog Hop -   I had a great time playing with some Christmas stamps in traditional and not so traditional cards.  It was a great break from the heat!  Hope you like them :)

Quick, Fast and Easy card using the Jingle Jolly Set.

HedgeHog Happiness - is a Christmas Tree!  :)  Cut a second tree and layered it over the first stamped image and flared the edges outward to give it some dimension.  Some large eyelets for the wheels and we are on our way to a fun filled Holiday season!

Another Jingle Jolly - LOVE this little reindeer and used some scraps of Juliette SWIC to create a non-traditional colored card.

Another non-traditional card using Emma SWIC and a stamp from Coco and Mack.  The present is cut out and popped up and also has some Paper Glaze on it for shine :)

One of my favorites!  Another non-traditional card using Catelynn papers and Coco and Mack.  Colored with PrismaColor pencils and OMS.  A few tiny brown pearls and even one on the present.

Miss Lucy in kind of a nontraditional color scheme.  Emma SWIC and PrismaColor Pencils with OMS.  So much fun to color!

Another Lucy card - quick and easy with Background Soup for the green dots.  Fun and no extra postage!

One more nontraditional card - lots of layers and lots of fun.  Again Miss Lucy all in pink.  Some Uptown Girl papers, some stickles (hard to see the sparkle in the picture) and some pink pearls from the pink gem packs in the catalog.
Now that you have seen what I have done, check out the links below for some major inspiration and great ideas for a jump start on YOUR Christmas Cards!

Rita W -
Michelle M -
Seleise -
Laura -

Enjoy your cool break from the HEAT!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Chair-ished Maggie

Happy Saturday all!

Finally getting a minute to show you the card that I designed for our Hostess Club last week.  You can see the other two that we did here on Stacy's Blog.  This was a pretty simple card but I think it turned out well.  We embossed the image using Transcendence Embossing powder and Rich Cocoa Memento Ink. 

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

August TAC Card Club Sneak Peak and Virtual Swap

Another busy week and it is Wednesday already!  We had a great Hostess Group class last night - some fun projects from the New Inspiration Book and Catalog and a super fun group of women!  I always enjoy our get togethers :)  I will post my project a little bit later but the link to Stacy's cards is HERE . Hope you enjoy.

But now down to business.... We are doing another Virtual Swap over on the Angels Only section of The Angel Company website and thanks to Connie Duckert who was kind enough to send me some stamped images I was able to play along.  Now keep in mind that these cards are again all made with scraps as my stamp supplies are for the most part still scattered in the garage and spare room as well as the dining room table.  The counter top we ordered finally came in today so hopefully if hubby can get it cut and fit, by this weekend I can start putting stuff together and back away!!! (Of course that is after all the class reunion activities!)  But here are my cards  - hope you enjoy.  And remember if you are a part of a Card Club or Hostess Club, you can purchase this wonderful " Happy Leaf" set for only $4.50 with any $30.00 order during the month of August!

A Fun Fall Card that is stamped with an "Autumn Leaves" Kaleidacolor Ink Pad.  These pads are so fun to work with and so versatile!  I added a little bit of clear star Gel Pen for added sparkle and some self stick brown half pearls.  On the inside is the rest of the matted greeting "birthday" also stamped with the Autumn Leaves Pad.  I wound some of the Sew Easy Floss (that we will hopefully have in stock soon since it it way fun to play with!) in red and green with a couple of strands of discontinued tan scrappers floss. Rounded the opposite corners for something a little different.  All cardstock used is DCWV except the image panel which I believe is either the birch or aspen natural cardstock.

This is one of my favorites.  It was fun playing with the fall colors and going through my scrap stash....and boy do I have a stash!  I outlined the red, orange and sentiment panel with some faux stitching again with the Clear Star Gel Pen. (although it is hard to see in the photo)  Punched a couple of scalloped circles from a brown Bazzil Scrap, the green base is Bazzil, the yellow I believe is from the Emma Collection, the smaller green and red pieces are Bazzil and the orange is just a scrap that I had cut out with my Nesties for a past project.  Scrap ribbon out of my bag and there ya go....Not too bad for a scrap card :)

This one happened totally by accident.  As I was putting things away I found this kraft scrap that is 2.5" x 12" and decided I could make an oddball card out of it.  Took a couple more of the leaf images that Connie had sent and again matted them on punched brown Bazzil scalloped circles.  I dug through my stash and found the Penelope striped scrap and the rust CS from the Winchester Collection CS and a green scrap and decided they would work with the other colors and wa-la...there ya have it :)  No greeting on this one yet but who knows -

And of course I couldn't throw away the square that I so carefully punched the scalloped circle out of, and the red DCWV scrap was just the right size to mat it on.  Punched the leaf image again from the great variety that Connie sent and popped it up in the center of the panel.  Found another green scrap of DCWV and brown Bazzil and now have a little 3"x3" gift card for any fall occasion.

Hope you enjoy my little scrap projects.  Remember that if you are a member of a Card Club or Hostess club you can buy this cute little stamp set for only $4.50 with any $30.00 purchase in August.  If you aren't a member of a Card Club, get a few friends together and host a card class!  You can earn this set for FREE as a hostess reward with only $100.00 in sales. 
Can't beat that! 

Have a great night and a great week.  I'll be back soon with some more card projects for you.  And make sure to stop back the evening of July 31st as we are having a wonderful Christmas in July Blog Hop on PaperWings!  It is looking to be pretty awesome - lots of inspiration to get your creative juices flowing!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Technique Blog Hop - SpotLIGHTing on the Savvy Projects Blog

Hey all - another week is gone already - WHERE does time fly?

 On Friday The Angel Company featured a "Technique Blog Hop" using "spotLIGHTing"  I haven't done this before but it looked like an interesting challenge so I thought I would give it a try....I knew right away what stamp I wanted to use.  The "Relax and Fish" stamp that is a new release in our brand new Inspiration Book and Catalog.  This is also great timing to get a birthday card done for my hubby's b-day next month.  I love this stamp and you will see below that I did another card with it too....This is a great masculine stamp and even though it looks complicated to color it is very easy because of all the built in shading with the stamp itself!

Here is my try at spotlighting - You can't see it in this picture but I did put a little bit of paper glaze on the water in the spotlighted area to make it shine just a touch.  Kinda like it actually but think I would emboss my main image next time to make it show up a little better.  But since I am still working on my dining room table and most of my stuff is still in the garage in crates I figured this didn't turn out too bad...

Here is another one that I did with this same image.  I really like the way this one turned out.  I used some of my scrappers floss on the bottom with the button (that is now discontinued but have to use it up anyway :)  I can see that I will be making several masculine birthday cards with this stamp for male members of the family!

Check out the rest of the Technique Blog Hop here Savvy Projects Blog . and see more great examples.  And then get out your supplies and try a card for yourself!

Stop back this week and see the fun stuff that we are doing for Christmas In July - a full week of Christmas Ideas to cool you down!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July all!  Hope you are having a fun and safe weekend!  Here are a couple more cards I did using new sets from our Inspiration Book and Catalog and they just happened to be in Red, White, and Blue - Happy 4th of July!

First one is from a set called Enjoy the Ride by a new designer this year - Phyllis Harris - she has some amazing sets in this catalog and I know you will want to see them all - especially if you are an animal lover! ;)

And another simple card using Vintage Rides by Nina Brackett - sorry about the pictures - I am having camera issues and may have to finally break down and get a new one.....

Have a GREAT 4th of July!

Oh Ya.......The catalogs have arrived and are ready to go - complete with wish lists :)  Let me know if you would like one because I already have several that are spoken for and they are going quick!! 

Sunday, July 3, 2011

New Stamp Set - Vintage Rides

Hope you are all having a great weekend!  SUNNY and warm here :)

     I wanted to share a couple of cards with you that I did with a new Nina Brackett set called Vintage Rides out of our new - and oh so fabulous - Inspiration Book and Catalog.  This is a great set and so much fun to play with - very versatile for male/female cards - here are just a few that I did.

Not sure if you can tell but I added some extra glam to this one by adding some crystal stickles where there should be chrome and a few other places - one of my favorite cards :)

a simple card but great for any guy in your life :)

Hope you enjoy - I have some more to share with you tomorrow for our Country's Birthday....stay tuned!