Saturday, December 10, 2016

Bella's Balloons

A little time to make a birthday card for the girls' friend Bella!  I thought a pastel, un-Christmas look would be good for another December birthday girl (I know the feeling!).


I used balloons from PTI's Birthday Style set and a sentiment from one of the Think Big Favorites mini sets.  Embossed the sentiment and then made the card a chalkboard theme (good for hiding any white or sequin glue smudges, too)!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Icebreaker Pig

Secret Santa-ing continues at work, and my giftee loves pigs...and Icebreaker candies.  So I combined the two...



The face was made with stitched circle dies from Simon Says stamp, black twine, and some gems/acrylic dots.  The feet are pink ribbon with bits of black ribbon glued on top.


I red line taped 3 Icebreaker containers together for the body!


The tag is made with some oldie but goodie stamps from A Muse (pig), Saltbox Studio (fence), tree (Stampin' Up), and Mixed Messges (PTI).


 That's all folks, ;) (rolled rose Die-Namic, hee)!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Deer Trend

Finally hopping on the deer silhouette trend train!  Typically I "ignore" deer.  My husband is an avid hunter, and I get to hear more about deer than I ever thought I would need to in my life!  Oh well, I am liking the trendy decor items popping up everywhere, especially when paired with red and black gingham!


This deer silhouette comes in a new Art C set from Michael's and it has little branch elements and dies included.  I stamped it in black pigment ink, then embossed it with clear powder on kraft cardstock.  The branch is stamped in white on kraft cardstock with Liquid Pearls red berries dotted about.


I added a tag stamped with the Gingham Backgrounder from the Cornish Heritage Farms (stamped in black on red cardstock), a pine branch cut with a die, and a sentiment from Waltzingmouse Stamps in the background.  Fun and foresty!


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving Cheer

Happy Thanksgiving!  I have loved this image from Stampin Up's "Cup of Cheer" ever since I ordered the set, but today was my first time to use it!  It looks lovely with PTI's new Dark Indigo cardstock!



Added some little foliage details from WPlus9's new Christmas set "Be Merry."  This card will go to my "Secret Santa" giftee with a gift card for some coffee :).

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Time for Tags

I made some tags just for fun these past few weekends.  I have a "Secret Santa" event coming up in December for school, and my giftee likes antique pigs :)...


This funny tag uses an "antique" Stampin Up pig, O'Tannenbaum and Tinsel & Tags from Papertrey Ink, and some other oldies including a text background from Penny Black and a checkerboard from Cornish Heritage Farms.

Keeping with the old timey, O'Tannenbaum theme,


It's quite sparkly in real life, the outside embossing was covered in Crystal Snow glitter,


More Tinsel and Tags, and I tried just watercoloring the little house after seeing a fun post by Debbie Hughes,


Decorated the hills with a plaid background from Cornish Heritage Farms and the old Crosshatch background from Stampin Up.

And last a birthday tag after seeing theBetsy Veldman's and Melissa Phillips' cute colored candle die cuts during the PTI release!


Monday, November 7, 2016

Extra Hour to Stamp!



With an extra hour to stamp, I got quite a bit accomplished ;)!

Another set of snowman tags using the Sizzix Framelits Snowman and Tag set from Simon Says Stamp.  The first also uses WPlus9's Be Merry stamp set and banner die.


This one also includes a "joy" die from Carta Bella, also from SSS.


This was my attempt at watercoloring and also this week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches...except I forgot to include a center panel.  Decided to post it here anyway.  Uses the beautiful WPlus9 set "Be Merry" again.


Sunday, October 30, 2016

Two More for the Road...

It was "paper doll" fun with the Sizzix Framelits Snowman and Tag set that I got from Simon Says Stamp!  So much fun to play around with different patterns and color combinations!  Here are 2 more that I made this weekend...


This one stamped on Stampin Up's Woodgrain background in grey, with a sentiment included in the set.


Then this one is stamped on kraft, with L'il Inker snowflakes in the background, and a sentiment from Verve.  So much fun!