Saturday, December 16, 2017

Calendars

I made a couple of Calendars for 2018 for gifts for special people.  It's a year long project, creating (and printing) a page each month for the next year.  Then today assembling and binding them.  Particularly pleased this year. 


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Christmas Cards_with tim holtz

Tim Holtz die (661064) Tree line was used to create this "positive" and "negative" card.  The glimmer paper is by Simon Says Stamp, and the green is acrylic paint. Stickers finish the cards.


See others from a year ago:  HERE

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Favorite Place--Puppy Hugs

The graphics are by Paulette of TLC Creations for these two cards.  One is a top fold that lifts up to display the sentiment and the other a side fold, done in grey, black and white.  White embossed sentiment is by Lawn Fawn from Scripty Sayings stampset.


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Pussy Willow Sprite

This cute little Pussy Willow Sprite can be for any occasion...for today she's a Birthday wish.  The Polish Legend of the Pussy Willow shows that at Eastertime, the Pussy Willow is the one flower that tells the rest of the world that it is time to wake up.  This dry, sort of a twig--suddenly bursts forth with a flower of life, and is the first plant to bloom.

The Sprite is colored in Prismacolor Pencils and is finished with pearls, wink of stella and white Posca pen.  She and the other sprites are all designed by Aurora  Wings, Mitzi Sato-Wiuff

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Snowflake Embossing

I used the Half & Half Snowflakes cutting dies and stamp set from Hot off the Press to create these cards.  I embossed the stamp,  I "debossed" the die and I worked with holographic embossing powder (Ranger) and some Martha Stewart microfine glitter--also "Little Things" accents from Lucy's Shop (Ice Cube mix).  I also spritzed with Perfect Pearls mists, worked with Tonic Nuvo drops and 3d crystal glaze used as an adhesive.  The embossed sentiments are from Half and Half and Inkadinkadoo Christmas stampsets. The seafoam stamp is Distress ink Iced Spruce. Debossing and then overstamping took some practice, as did working with the properties of the holographic EP.    (Advuise placing and versamarking all stamps at once and then embossing in one process. I did it in three and previous inkings had to be redone and re-embossed (on the gray card)




Sunday, December 3, 2017

York Snowmen

These cute little guys followed a fun tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers by Jackie Topa.  They are made with a punchboard and paper scraps, washi tape and findings.   There are a bunch more of these in my future before January this year!  Cute, easy--fun  These are going to the front office at the Police Department.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Onamernt Girls November

This pretty pepperming pinwheel ornament is the November Club Kit with Oranament Girls.  I have made dozens of ornaments folding fabric before, and am excited to be in the little Club where I don't have to cut my own squares!!!  I love the spiral that this particular ornament builds.  Fun to do, and fun to share.   See Ornament Girls for this sort of crafting with the work taken out of it and only fun left!






Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Seasonally Scattered Thanks

The stamp from Seasonally Scattered (SU) was stamped in Fresh Fig (SU), heat embossed, then the letering was masked and the background brushed with daffodil yellow and tangelo twist (SU). The cards are finished with rhinestones, stickles and a satin bow. the sentiment stamp is from Elle Avery "Sentimental" (ST-16-01)



Autumn Sprite Note Card

The adorable Autumn Sprite is colored in Prismacolor Pencils and mounted on SU Watermelon Wonder Paper with matching accent bow.  She is finished with stickles, wink of stella and enamel dots.  The stitched rectangle die cuts are Memory Box Wrapped Stitched Rectangles. This will probably become a Thank You note, but I haven't put any sentiment on the cardfront.


Saturday, November 4, 2017

Merry Christmas Winter's Frost

I have done a number of cards similar to this, but this one really pleased me. It is a winter photo background created by Karen Schulz in her kit "Winters Frost" touched with several kinds of snow-and glitter snow paste, mounted on glitter paper. The deer are cut from the  Jumping Deer Trio (Poppy Stamps) out of the same white glitter paper.  The black heat-embossed sentiment banners are Holiday Swoosh by Papertrey Ink.