Sunday, November 30, 2008
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Hope you have a great week!
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Card base is SU!'s Always Artichoke, designer paper is BasicGrey's Wassail collection. I stamped SU!'s Garden Snowman right onto the snowflake paper and colored the image with the Copic Markers. I doodled around the edge of the image and then applied my *leftover* snow to the edge with Diamond Glaze. Winter Wonder is by http://www.therubbercafe.com/ and is stamped in BasicGrey's Journal Block. For the snowflake medallion, I stamped the SU! Snowflake with white stazon on acetate and cut it out. It is layered on a pierced circle punch and topped off with a snowflake from Dress It Up! Faux stitching and sanding finish it off.
Thanks so much for stopping by....I hope you are having a great Thanksgiving weekend!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Thanks for stopping by!!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Just want to let you know too that I blog for www.embellish-online, and we are offering up some blog candy this week. Check out this blog post to see what you need to do to enter. Good Luck!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
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Friday, November 21, 2008
This card has been floating around on my desk for a bit here. I saw this awesome tutuorial and had to give it a shot! What a fun new way to use corner punches!!! I punched mine out and embellished it with pearls and black metal dot stickers. The flower portion of each punched image is also popped up on a bit of foam tape for dimension. The Swirled Dove is by http://www.therubbercafe.com/ and has been stamped on acetate and then glittered on the back with Art Institute Glitter. They are layered on some embossed vellum over black cardstock.
The Love medallion is actually the Swirled Love stamp from http://www.therubbercafe.com/ that has been stamped and punched out with a marvy scallop punch on white shrink plastic. I punched 1/4 inch holes for the ribbon, dotted each scallop with a sharpie marker and then shrunk it. I used the dotted swiss Cuttlebug Embossing Folder on the black panel, cut out a 3 1/2 inch circle to insert my punched frame into. I *borrowed* my mom's corner punch...I'm gonna definately try out some more of these!
These pieces have been sitting on my desk for a bit too. I stamped the floral heart by http://www.therubbercafe.com/ onto some printed vellum. I colored it with sharpies and At You Spica Glitter Pens and adhered it to a wood and metal plaque that I found at Michaels. I further embellished the heart with half-pearls in various sizes. The bows are vintage and Martha Stewart. (The heart isn't currently on their new web site...but if you're interested, just email Melissa and tell her you saw it here!)
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
AND...now for my Blog Anniversary WINNER....it's Claudia!!! Thanks to each of you who stopped by...and thanks for a great first year of blogging!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Image is stamped on white cardstock, colored, cut out and layered on designer paper. (shabby princess collection). I doodled around the image and layered on white cardstock that has been cut with specialty scissors. Certainly Celery panel has been run through the Swiss Dot Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and layered on black. The ribbon and button are vintage. Snowflake is from Dress It Up! Warm Wishes is by Come Clean Designs.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I stamped the images twice on each 1.5 inchie, using generation stamping on the brown and green tiles. The center medallions is from Baroque Motifs (SU!) set I believe, which I cut out and layered on a 1 1/4 inch circle of River Rock cardstock. The center brad is by Making Memories. The sentiment is by Savvystamps and is stamped in Elegant Eggplant ink inside of a frame from BasicGrey's Journal Block set.
This card was heavily inspired by this one by Valentina9 in the SCS Gallery. I loved the center tile so CASED that element exactly. I also liked the layering of the SU! punches that I found in the gallery.....so used that element as well, adding the piercing, Martha Stewart ribbon and flower to make it my own. The flower is by Prima.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
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Friday, November 7, 2008
Please remember to use keyword FC15 when uploading your work to our gallery so we can leave you some love on your submission! Click *here* to see the gallery this week.
Check out the distressed rub-on on this cartd.....who knew you could crumple those babies up?! It looks very fun.
Also...there is some recycled *junk* on this card....can you tell me what it is?! LOL!
Cardstock: BasicGrey, Wassail, ecru pearlescent specialty cardstock
Stamps: Joy (SU!)
Ink: black stazon
Accessories: BasicGrey Wassail Glazed Brads, Prima Flower, Marvy Scalloped Circle Punch, EK Success Leaf Punch, Wassail Rub-ons, Snowflake buttons, Recycled *garbage!*, Cuttlebug Diamonds in the Rough Embossing Folder
Have a GREAT weekend! ~michelle~
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
My layout is of my daughter's second birthday party...let's say it was PINK!
Base layer: Archiver's Cardstock
White layer: Bazzil
Designer paper: Imaginisce, Magic Meadow (faux stitched with white gel pen, distressed)
Blue Bird: Imaginisce, Bird (stamped in versamark, heat and stick powder, glitter)
Flowers: Imaginisce, Pocket Full of Posies Large and Imaginisce, Pocket Full of Posies Small
Pebble Brads: Making Memories Pebble Brads
Edge Punch: Doily Lace by Martha Stewart
Largest Flower: RAK from Heidi
Journal Block: BasicGrey's Journal Block set
Small Paper Flowers: Hand cut from the designer paper
Tiny bows: from a fancy dress...they were extras and we never needed them for the dress...
Alphabet: American Craft Thickers, Sprinkle
Bird Designer Paper: BasicGrey Euphoria 6x6 pad
For the companion page all the details are the same. I ran out of letters and my new pack is on the way....so yes, I DO know how to spell little!! LOL! The tag is from K&Company. An added challenge this month was to use numbers on our projects.
To see all of the beautiful princess creations....cards, layouts, projects....check out our gallery! We'd love to see your pretty creations too if you'd like to join us!!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
I made this card recently. The base is white, I like using white bases....they lend a crispness to the card. The designer paper is from Sommerst Studio...free stuff from Take Ten I think. Flowers are by prima, ricrac by Walmart, Butterfly Punch by Martha Stewart, gems by Mark Richards. For You is by Serendipity Stamps and Flower Stamp is by SU! To color the flowers I used SU! markers: Certainly Celery, Taken With Teal and Tempting Turqoise. I started with the celery and added some of the darker colors for accents. I layered the stamped panel on white for a very subtle *frame.*