Friday, December 24, 2010

OCLDTC 45 - I Love You

Well, it is Christmas Eve and Our Craft Lounge posted their challenge today so, I had to make a card for it. I can truly say it is not my best but I did have fun making it!

The stamp set used is an older set called: “Tree-mendous Love”.  I also pulled a heart from a second set - “ Out for a Spin”.  The red card stock background was placed in a Cuddlebug embossing folder to add flourishes to the background.  I used my large Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangle on the following two papers by K& Company. “Ka Zoo Scalllop Stripe" and Ka Zoo Pink Polka Dot".  I cut the stripes in have and mounted it on top of the pink polka dot. 

The hearts are hung using a very light pink ribbon and the pearls were added just for fun.  I placed the giraffe under the hearts as if they were hanging from a tree.   The sentiment, “I Love You” is also from the set.  My corner rounder was used to round the four corners of the card but you can not tell that from the picture.

The Copic Markers that were used included:  Y11, Y15, E51, E53, G14, R81, R83, and R85.

Knowing  this is the busiest time of year for everyone, I sincerely thank you for taking the time to stop by. 

Merry Christmas and Happy Creating!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Be Mine

Wow! This is the first Magnolia Stamp I have ever done or posted!  I fell in love with Tilda and knew she was the perfect stamp for Valentine’s Day.

The stamp is from Magnolia Rubber Stamp's Bon Voyage Collection and is called, “Secretive Tilda”.  This is a 5 x 7 card using the traditional Valentine’s Day colors to mount the paper and the stamped image. The two colors of card stock are from DieCuts With a View.

I knew I wanted to use hearts in this card so, I choose Chatterbox Inc’s “Red to Heart” and since Tilda was holding flowers I used “Sweet Love” by Best Creations for the roses. 

Wanting this card to be extra special, flourishes were cut out of white card stock with the Quickutz die.  I then used Stickles to give it a sparkly affect.  The lace was placed so the points of one piece went one direction and then the other piece going the opposite direction and finally finishing it off with the red quarter inch ribbon.  

 Just a little more glitz was needed so the three rhinestones were added.  The sentiment is computer generated and cut out with Stampin' Up punches.  Now, you may think that the glitz on the roses was done with Stickles, too, but you would be wrong.  Don’t you just love it? It is already on the paper.  I hope you like the card as much I do. 

Finally, the Copic Markers used included: R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, RV21, RV23, E000, E01, E13, E17, E19, G20, G82, B21, and B23.  I hope I didn't leave any out.

Thanks for stopping by during this very busy Holiday Season.  Merry Christmas and Happy Creating!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Just for You


Recently on a trip to Vegas my husband and I took a side trip to Henderson and visited the Ethel M Candy Factory owned by the Mars Candy Company.  What a great place and the candy is to die for.  My husband has become addicted to their pecan brittle and he really isn’t a sweet eater.  Me, I fell in love with their barrel chocolate that are filled with an alcohol base cream.  They have Bourbon Liqueur, Coffee Liqueur, Irish Cream Liqueur, Amaretto Liqueur, Orange Liqueur and Rum Liqueur and they are very tasty.  I decided I wanted to share these tasty morsels with some very special friend so, this is what I came up with.


When I was at a class at Scrapbooking Heaven, Doreen the owner, introduced me to these plastic tubes that can be used for treats.  I bought both the small diameter ones and the larger diameter ones and they are great.  I used the large diameter ones and the barrels of candy fit perfectly inside.

I used Christmas paper scraps to make the little cards and used my Copics to color the digital image of the reindeer, Just for You, I purchased from Wink Wink Ink.

It was a fun project and I know my friends are going to enjoy receiving them.

Happy Creating!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

OCLDTC 44 - Life is Sweet

Having been gone for 10 days really put a crimp in posting to my blog. Now that I am back I am ready to start getting some of my cards posted.  I am really happy that all of my Christmas cards are done and finally mailed.  So, this week I decided to pick a stamp that had nothing to do with Christmas. 

This is a really cute set from Our Craft Lounge entitled, “Life is Sweet”.
Love the banana split and ice cream sundae because they are so life like. The blue and the green card stock is from Bazzill and the pattern paper is from a 6 x 6 Basic Grey Paper Pad.  I used the Nestabilities standard circle to cut the card stock and then mounted the circles on  a 4 inch doily.   The green dotted ribbon is from Michaels' which seems to finish off the card.   I guess you can tell the sentiment is from the stamp set.


The sundae and banana split are colored with the following Copic markers: Y11, Y 15, BG000, BG01, W0, RV11, E30, E31, E17, E59.  I hope I got them all! 

I am happy with the way the card turned out and I hope you like it as well.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

Happy Creating!

Monday, December 6, 2010

OCLDT 42 - Love Bites

Thanks for taking time to stop by my blog. There has been so much going on at home with the start of the Holidays that I seem to have gotten behind on the posts to my blog so here goes.  Recently, I was fortunate enough to win a set of stamps from Our Craft Lounge Thankful for You Promotion,” so I decided I would use it for this week Challenge.  

Before we know Christmas will be a thing of the past and we will be getting ready for Valentine’s Day.  So I chose “Pat the Dog” to be the inspiration for this card.  The paper is “Love Struck” by Making Memories and backed by a bright red card stock.  I used a Martha Stewart Dotted corner punch for the top two corners.  Pat was cut out with a Nestabilities oval and mounted on red card stock cut with Nestabilities scalloped oval. Foam dots were used to elevate Pat.  The embellishments include red grosgrain dotted ribbon, white edging, topped off with a white button.

The following Copic Markers were used to color Pat:  E00, E01, E31, E33, E37, R20, R22, R24, G40, G82, B0000.  Hope you like the card.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Creating!