Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Last Christmas Card



Happy Wednesday everyone and Happy New Year's Eve! :) Today I'm sharing my last Christmas card. It's time to move on to some new themes and holidays :)

For my card today, I used another High Hopes image. I love this image, the expressions on Santa and Rudolph are just adorable :) I inked the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and stamped it onto PTI cardstock. I colored it with copics and added Stickles to Santa's fur coat. The "snow" is a product I discovered at Michael's called "Snow Writer." I found it on clearance with the Christmas decorations so I bought 4 bottles :)

Next, I created my card base, which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2, out of SU's Always Artichoke. I layered Bravo Burgundy on top of that followed by my design paper from K & Co. I then mounted my image panel onto SU cardstock with dimensionals and then adhered that to the card base with dimensionals. The sentiment is also from High Hopes and I stamped it onto the image panel. For some finishing touches, I added ribbon from M's, Primas, and a Martha Stewart pearl.

In some enabling news, Marti at Pez-A-Doodle Designs is having a sale on Inkadinkado stamps so be sure to check that out. Also, Marti will be coming out with something new very soon and I can't wait to show them to you. Stay tuned for that! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by. I'd love to hear what you think of my card. I'll be back tomorrow with a new project. I wish you all a wonderful, safe, happy, and healthy New Year.

Lots of Love and Hugs,
Christine :)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Gingerbread Dreams



Happy Tuesday everyone :) I have another Christmas card for ya today that I haven't had a chance until now to post. I'll have one more Christmas card for you tomorrow and then I'll be back with new projects on Thursday.

I first stamped the gingerbread image from High Hopes onto PTI cardstock and colored it in with copics. I then cut it and the scalloped ovals out with my oval nestabilities. Next, I created my card base which measures 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 out of SU's Bravo Burgundy. I layered Always Artichoke on top of that followed by my design paper from Basic Grey's Wassail collection. I then adhered my ovals to the card base using dimensionals. I used my tag trio to cut out the sentiment tag and then stamped the sentiment, which is also from High Hopes. For some finishing touches, I added a Prima flower and pearls.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow :)
Hugs, Christine

Monday, December 29, 2008

Peace



Hello everyone and a very belated Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all :) Wow, I never meant to take this much time away from my blog! The last few weeks have been crazy busy for me, but now that the holidays are behind us, I should be back full time :) I didn't get a chance to share some of my Christmas cards here so I thought I'd take the next few days to show a few of them.

The manger image is from High Hopes. I stamped it onto PTI cardstock and colored it in with copics. I next created my card base, which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2, out of SU's Chocolate Chip. I layered GP white cardstock on top of that followed by SU's Night of Navy, followed by my design paper from DCWV's Once Upon a Time stack. I then mounted my image onto Night of Navy followed by GP white cardstock using dimensionals. I then mounted the image panel onto the card base with dimensionals. The sentiment is also from High Hopes. For a finishing touch, I added blue Primas and a blue Making Memories glitter brad to the card base.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow :)

Hugs, Christine :)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Joy



Hi everyone and Happy Monday :) I hope your week is off to a great start. For my card today, I inked up my new Christmas tree from Whiff of Joy stamps and my new Tilda stamp from Magnolia. I first stamped the tree with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto PTI white cardstock and colored it with copics. I added Gold Liquid Pearls to the garland around the tree. I also used my gold and red Copic Atyou Glitter pens to add sparkle to the red ribbons and the candles on the tree. It's hard to tell from the picture, but these copic glitter pens really add tons of shine.

Next, I stamped Tilda onto PTI cardstock, colored her with copics, and cut her out. I used my red copic atyou glitter pen on the garland in her hands. I next created my card base, which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2, out of SU's Always Artichoke. I layered Bravo Burgundy on top of that followed by my design paper from K & Co. I then mounted my tree image onto my SU cardstock and mounted the layers to each other and to the card base using dimensionals. I then adhered Tilda to the image using dimensionals. For finishing touches, I added ribbon from Michael's and the "Joy" embellishment, which is from K & Co.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll be back as soon as I can with another project (it's crazy around here right now with Christmas only 10 days away!! :):):)).

Hugs, Christine

Friday, December 12, 2008

Hope



Hi everyone and Happy Friday! :) I'm so sorry for the lack of postings this week. I've been super busy with work and I'm still fighting this never-ending sinus infection too. I was able to get into the craft room last night and I'm so happy to share this card with you today. This card uses a Rubber Romance stamp called Jane, available at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. This image was created in support of breast cancer awareness. For every Jane stamp Susana sells, she will donate $1 toward breast cancer research. This is such a beautiful stamp and such a wonderful cause. My Great Aunt, who was really like a second mother, had breast cancer and I lost my mother over 3 years ago to ovarian cancer so this image has a very special meaning to me.

I colored Jane with my copics and added pink stickles to her necklace, earring, and bracelet. I next created my card base (which measures 4 1/4 by 5 1/2) out of SU's Regal Rose. I layered Chocolate Chip on top of that followed by my designer paper by K&Co. I then mounted my image onto my SU cardstock and used my SU ticket corner punch on all corners. I added pearls to every corner and adhered my image to the card base with dimensionals. The sentiment is computer generated and I used my circle nestabilities to cut it out. The ribbon is from Michael's.

I hope you like the card. I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow :)
Hugs, Christine :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Reach for the Stars



Happy Tuesday everyone :) Hope your week is off to a great start. I just love these fairies available at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. They stamp beautifully and are so much fun to color in. I stamped Nadine onto PTI cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her in with copics. I added White Opal Liquid Pearl to her wings. Next, I used my circle nestabilities to cut out a circle. I then painted Gold Liquid Pearl over the surface of the circle to make it look like the moon.

Next, I created my card base (which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2) out of SU's Chocolate Chip. I layered Elegant Eggpalnt on top of that followed by Night of Navy, followed by my design paper from DCWV's Once Upon a Time stack. I then used my scalloped circle nesties to cut out the scalloped circles and attached them to each other and to the card base with dimensionals. I added stars (from Michael's) to the "moon" and then adhered the fairy with dimensionals. I pooped the big star with dimensionals as well. I stamped the sentiment onto my SU cardstock and adhered with dimesionals. For a finishing touch, I added blue Primas to the card.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thank you so much for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow with a Christmas project (I really am procrastinating, must get back to some Christmas projects) :)

Hugs, Christine :)

Monday, December 8, 2008

For the Love of Shoes



Happy Monday everyone :) Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. My card today features one of the sassy Rubber Romance ladies available at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. This one is called Vivian. I just love her (and of course, I love her shoes) :):) I stamped the image onto PTI cardstock and colored it with copics. I then cut it out and sponged around the image with Versamagic Perfect Plumeria ink. I then created my card base (which measures 5x7) out of SU's Basic Black. I layered Regal Rose on top of that followed by my design paper by Amanda Blu. I then mounted my image onto Basic Black with dimensionals followed by Rose Red and mounted the entire image panel to the card base using dimensionals. I used SU's ticket corner punch on all corners and added pearls to each corner.

The singe shoe is a stamp from Susana's very own line of stamps, seen here. Susana's stamps are so fun and really compliment the Rubber Romance ladies well. I stamped the shoe, colored it in with copics, and used my nesties to cut it and the scalloped circles out. I added a bow from Michael's as well. For a finishing touch, I added black Primas with pearl centers to the card.

In other exciting Rubber Romance news, check out Susana's Home Page for some awesome web candy. Robin Ireland, the owner/designer of Rubber Romance stamps, has graciously autographed one of her stamps and has created a card to showcase that stamp. Susana is giving this, as well as some other goodies, away. Check out Susana's home page for all the details on entering. Suzanne Dean is also offering another Rubber Romance stamp, autographed by the designer, on her blog. See her blog for more details on how to enter.

Well, that's it from me today. I hope you enjoy the card and make sure to enter for the fabulous prizes. I'll be back here tomorrow with another project.

Hugs, Christine :)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Tulip Faery



Hi everyone and Happy Sunday :) Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. I have another fairy card for you today. This one is called Tulip Fairy and I think she is just gorgeous. Check out her along with several other gorgeous fairy stamps at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. These images stamp beautifully and are a dream to color in. Susana can even mount them for you on cling foam for only $.50 (and believe me, this makes stamping with an acrylic block so much easier) :)

I first stamped the fairy onto PTI cardstock and then I colored her in with copics. I added Baby Blue Stickles to her wings and Diamond Stickles to the tulips. I then used my circle nestability die to cut the image out. I next created my card base, which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2, out of SU's Brocade Blue. I layered Rose Red on top of that followed by So Saffron, followed by my designer paper from DCWV's Once Upon a Time stack. I used my scalloped circle nestabilities to cut out the scalloped circles and then mounted them to each other and to the card base with dimensionals. For a finishing touch, I added Primas and a Martha Stewart pearl to the card. I thought this would make a nice "Just Saying Hi" card for a friend of mine.

What do you think? I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project.

Hugs, Christine :)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Let it Snow



Hello everyone and happy Saturday :) Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend. I think winter is finally here (it's brrrrr freezing here today) so I decided to make a wintry card in honor of the cold weather. I stamped skating Tilda from Magnolia Stamps with Memento black ink onto PTI white cardstock and colored her in with copics. I added some glitter from my Sakura glitter pen to her wings. Next, I created my card base, which measures 4 1/4 by 5 1/2, out of SU's Brocade Blue. I layered So Saffron on top of that followed by Always Artichoke, followed by my design paper from Basic Grey's Wassail Christmas collection. I used my new oval nesties to cut out the oval and scalloped ovals. I ran the white oval (which is white PTI cardstock) through the cuttlebug using the snowflake embossing folder. I then adhered Tilda with dimensioanls and layered the ovals to each other and to the card base with dimensionals (I love the extra pop dimensionals give) :). The ribbon is from Michael's in the Christmas ribbon aisle. Finally, the sentiment is a $1 Studio G clear stamp.

It's a pretty simple card, but I'm pleased with the way it turned out. I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow with another project.

Hugs, Christine :)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Happily Ever After



Happy Friday everyone! :) I'm so sorry I didn't get around to posting yesterday. I actually had this card finished and ready to go yesterday, but with it getting dark so much earlier now, I wasn't able to get a good picture.

My card for today is two challenges in one :) It is my submission for this week's challenge over at High Hopes. Our challenge this week was "Metal Madness." I also used the sketch from this week's sketch challenge over at Sketch Saturday.

I first stamped the stone wall(from High Hopes) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto PTI white cardstock and colored it in with copics. I masked the wall and stamped the castle (also from High Hopes) in the background and colored it in with copics. I then cut the image out using my new Labels 1 nesties. I then stamped the princess and the knight, colored them with copics, and cut them out. I added glitter to the princess using my Sakura Glitter pen. I also used a Gold Geo Shaped Sparkler Sticker in the big diamond on the princess's crown. These Sparklers are awesome, the picture doesn't do them justice. They really sparkle in real life.

Next, I created my card base, which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2, out of SU's Regal Rose. I layered So Saffron on top of that followed by Always Artichoke. My design paper is from Debbie Mumm's baby girl stack, which I found at JoAnn's. I then cut another label with my nesties out of SU's So Saffron and mounted that onto the card base with dimensionals. I adhered my castle scene on top of that with dimensionals. I then adhered the princess and the knight to the scene with dimensionals. I added a ribbon (from M's) and tied metal charms (lock and key, as in, you hold the key to my heart :) ) from Memory Makers in the ribbon. I also added Primas and a large metal brad from Deja Views. Finally, I stamped my sentiment, which I got from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design onto So Saffron, mounted it onto my other SU cardstock, and adhered it with dimensionals to the card base.

Phew, sorry for the long post! :) I hope you like the card. I made it for a dear friend who just got engaged. I hope she likes it :) I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow :)
Hugs, Christine :)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

More Exciting News! :)

Hi everyone,

I have more exciting news to share with you today. Susana over at Susana's Custom Art & Card Design has asked me to be a Guest Designer for her store!!! I'm so excited to work with Susana and all the members of the DT and the Guest DT, all these ladies are fabulous! Susana's store is wonderful! She carries the fairies I've been making lately, as well as tons of other wonderful stamps and products. I'm so honored, thank you so much Susana for this opportunity.

I hope to be back today (if not today, definitely tomorrow morning) with another project for you. Hope you are all having a wonderful day. Make sure to check out Susana's aweseome store. I'll be back soon.

Big Hugs, Christine :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Reach for the Stars



Happy Tuesday everyone :) I have another card today using an adorable fairy image from the Faerie Song Art Stamps Collection available at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. This particular image is called Kyra. I inked her up with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and stamped her onto PTI white cardstock. I colored her in with copics and, of course, added Stickles :) I then sponged around the image using Versamagic Aegean Blue ink. I added stars, which I found at Michael's, and Silver Geo Shaped Sparklers.

Next, I created my card base, which measures 5x7, out of SU's Night of Navy cardstock. I layered So Saffron on top of that followed by Rose Red, followed by my design paper from DCWV's Once Upon a Time stack. I used SU's ticket corner punch on the corners and added Martha Stewart pearls. I also added a blue ribbon from M's dollar bin. Finally, I mounted my image onto the card base using dimensionals. I stamped my sentiment, which says Reach for the Stars on the inside of the card.

I also wanted to thank my wonderful blogging friend Marsha. She gave me another award for my blog (see a few posts below for the award). I again pass this on to all my blogging friends and readers, you all rock! :) Thank you so much Marsha for this award. Be sure to check out Marsha's blog, she is incredibly talented.

Well, that's it from me today. I'd love to hear what you think of my card. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow.
Hugs, Christine :)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Pixie Magic





Hello everyone and happy Sunday :) I'm finally back :) I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are having a wonderful weekend. We had a lovely Thanksgiving and then hubby and I braved the crowds Friday and Saturday for some shopping. It really wasn't too bad at all, we went later in the day so I think we missed the worst of it.

I have two cards for ya today. They both use images from the Faerie Song Art Stamps collection at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. The first card uses Bryony. These stamps are awesome, they stamp beautifully and are a dream to color. I stamped Bryony with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Papertrey Ink white cardstock and colored her in with copics. I added Stickles to her wings and used my Sakura glitter pen to accent the flowers in her hair. I next created my card base out of SU's Sage Shadow. I layered Pretty in Pink on top of that followed by Perfect Plum, followed by my design paper from DCWV's Once Upon a Time stack. I then mounted my image onto my SU cardstock and adhered the image panel onto the card base using dimensionals. I used my nesties tag trio to create the tag. The sentiment is from High Hopes. For a finishing touch, I added Primas and a glittery Making Memories brad.

The second card uses Lost in Thought Faerie. I colored her in with copics and added Stickles to her wings. I used Versamagic Perfect Plumeria ink for sponging around the image. I then created my card base out of SU's Handsome Hunter. I layered Always Artichoke on top of that followed by Elegant Eggplant followed by my design paper from DCWV's Once Upon a Time stack. I then mounted my image onto my SU cardstock and used my SU ticket corner punch on all the corners. I placed pearls on all the corners and mounted my image panel onto my card base using dimensionals. The ribbon is from M's and the flowers are Primas.

I hope you like the cards. I would love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow :)

Hugs, Christine :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Exciting News

Hi everyone! :) I'm so sorry I don't have a card for you today, but with Thanksgiving tomorrow, I have so much to do and so little time to do it in :) I do have some exciting news to share though. My friend Marti has asked me to be on her design team!! I'm so excited! To check out Marti's fabulous store, click here. Marti will be starting a new venture very soon and I can't wait to share that with you, you will LOVE it! :) Also, Marti is having a sale in her online store from today through December 4th so be sure to check it out. You can only get to the sale by clicking here.

Well, I'm off, I have a million things to do tonight :) I wish all my American blogging friends a very Happy Thanksgiving. I'm taking tomorrow off, but I'll be back here Friday with a new project.

Hugs, Christine :)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Snow Fun



Happy Tuesday everyone! :) I hope your week is off to a great start :) I'm so excited for the four-day weekend coming up. I just have to make it through the next two days, which are crazy! :)

I have a quick posting for ya today. I decided to use another Spiral Whisper stamp for my card today. This one is called Milly and Snowman. I first stamped the image with Memento black ink onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and then colored it in with my copics. I added Stickles everywhere (I may have gone a little overboard with the stickles :):):):)) and I sponged around the image with SU's Bashful Blue ink. Next, I created my card base (which measures 5 1/2 by 4 1/4) out of SU's Night of Navy. I layered Bravo Burgundy on top of that followed by Handsome Hunter and then my design paper from K&Co. I tied a navy blue ribbon from Michael's dollar bin around the main panel. I tied the snowman charm (which I found at Wal-Mart) into the bow. I then used my nestabilities to cut out the scalloped rectangles and mounted the image panel to the card base using dimensionals.

It's a pretty simple layout, but I'm pleased with how it turned out. I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow :)

Hugs, Christine :)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Blog Award and Some Exciting News!!! :)



Hi everyone :) I'm sorry I don't have a project to share with you today. I didn't get my card completely finished yesterday and by the time I got home from work today, it was dark and I couldn't photograph it. I'll have something up for ya tomorrow :)

I would like to thank Suzanne Dean over at Scrap Bitz for this award. It is such an honor Suzanne, thank you SO much! I am supposed to pass this on to 8 bloggers, but again, I could no sooner chose a favorite stamp or book, you are all so wonderful, so I give it to all of you :) Thank you all so much for visiting my blog, leaving me such wonderful comments, and for inspiring me so much. Lots of hugs to you! :)

I also have some really, really exciting news! My friend Marti over at Pez-A-Doodle Designs (see her blog here) is starting a new venture and she has asked me to be a small part of that. You are going to LOVE what she has come up with!!!! :) I can't share anymore now, but stay tuned :)

Well, that's all for today. I'm off to craft and spend some time with hubby. Hope you are all having a wonderful day.

Hugs, Christine :)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Robin Hood and Maid Marian



Happy Sunday everyone! :) Phew! This card was certainly a labor of love. I have literally been working on this card all day long today, but I'm really pleased with the result, so it was worth it :)

I love, love, love these stamps by Spiral Whisper. The background is called Castle on the Hill. I love this background stamp, it is so detailed and is so much fun to color. I stamped it with Memento black ink onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored it in with copics. I stamped it two more times for the castle and popped the castle twice with dimensionals to give it some dimension. I then stamped Maid Milly and Robin Hood Max onto a separate sheet of GP cardstock, colored them with copics, and cut them out. I added stickles to their outfits (of course :) ).

Next, I created my card base (which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2) out of SU's Always Artichoke. I layered Elegant Eggplant on top of that followed by my design paper from DCWV's Once Upon a Time collection. I added a purple ribbon from M's and then I mounted my main image (which I layered on top of Elegant Eggplant and Always Artichoke) onto the card base using dimensionals. I then mounted Millie and Max onto the image using dimensionals.

What do you think? Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I'll be back here tomorrow with another project.

Hugs, Christine :)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Dashing Through the Snow




Hi everyone,

I'm so sorry I haven't posted in a while. I was fighting a sinus infection and I think I finally won :)

My card today uses one of my favorite stamps by Whiff of Joy. I stamped the image with Memento black ink onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored it in with copics. I then stamped the image again for the extra reindeer, colored him with copics, and cut him out. I added stickles everywhere (ya know I love my stickles :) ) and I also added pearls to Charlotte's jacket. I layered the image panel onto SU's Handsome Hunter followed by Bravo Burgundy followed by Night of Navy. I used SU's ticket corner punch on the corners and added pearls to each corner.

I next created my card base (which measures 5x7) out of SU's Handsome Hunter. I layered Bravo Burgundy on top of that followed by Night of Navy and then my design paper from K&Co. I used some red ribbon from Michael's across the card and tied a bow. I then mounted my image panel to the card base using dimensionals. I used my new tag trio nestabilities to cut out the tag and then I stamped my sentiment, which is a clear $1 Studio G stamp. I then placed pearls on each side of the tag.

I would love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend and I'll be back tomorrow with another project.

Hugs, Christine :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Christmas Tilda



Happy Wednesday everyone! :) I was so excited to ink up my new Christmas Tilda for my card today. I used this week's Sketch Challenge over on Splitcoast for my layout.

First, I stamped the branch (from Magnolia stamps) with Memento black ink onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored it in with copics. I added Diamond Stickles to the ornaments. I then sponged around the image using SU's Always Artichoke ink. Next, I stamped Tilda on a separate sheet of GP cardstock, colored her with copics, cut her out, and added Gold Stickles to her wings.

Next, I created my card base (which measures 5 1/2 by 4 1/4) out of SU's Always Artichoke cardstock. I layered Bravo Burgandy on top of that followed by my design paper from the new Christmas stack from K & Co. I then layered my image onto Always Artichoke followed by Bravo Burgandy and then adhered the panel onto the card base using dimensioanls. I then cut out my squares and layered them onto the card with dimensionals for added pop. I adhered Tilda to the image panel with dimensioanls as well (you know I love my dimensionals! :):):)). For a finishing touch, I added Primas and a pearl.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow :)

Hugs, Christine :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

High Hopes Challenge #8



Happy Tuesday everyone :) I'm sorry I haven't posted in a couple of days, but I've been fighting a sinus infection. I'm feeling a bit better this evening and I hope to be back to normal soon :)

My card today is my submission for this week's challenge over at High Hopes. Our challenge this week was to use both buttons and brads on our cards.

For my card, I first stamped the reflecting pond (from High Hopes) onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored it in with my copics. I then masked it and stamped the castle (also from High Hopes) behind it. I colored the castle and the surrounding landscape with my copics as well. Next, I stamped the princess and the frog (both from High Hopes) onto GP cardstock, colored them with copics, cut them out, and added stickles.

Next, I created my card base, which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2, out of SU's Sage Shadow. I layered Pretty in Pink on top of that followed by Perfect Plum. I then adhered my design paper, from DCWV's Once Upon a Time Stack, as well as a pink ribbon from Michael's dollar bin. Next, I layered my image panel onto Perfect Plum, followed by Pretty in Pink, followed by Sage Shadow. I used SU's ticket corner punch in the corners and added pink sparkly brads from Memory Makers to each corner. I then adhered the image panel to the card base using dimensionals. I adhered the princess and the frog to the image as well using dimensionals. Finally, I adhered my "buttons" (I actually don't have any buttons (I know, I know, I need to get some ASAP :) ) so I used brads in the shape of buttons but cut off the prongs) to the card base.

I would love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you are all having a wonderful week. More tomorrow :)
Hugs, Christine :)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Blog Award



Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. I received this wonderful blog award from my wonderful friend Danni. Please go check out her blog, she is incredibly talented. Thank you so much Danni for giving me this award, it means so much to me. :)

I'm supposed to nominate five people to give this award to, but I just can't! :) I am inspired by all of you. This award is for everyone who takes the time to visit my blog, to everyone who leaves me wonderful comments, to all you bloggers out there who share such lovely projects . . . you are all so inspiring and there's no way I could just pick five of you :) Thank you all so much for inspiring me and thanks so much again Danni for the wonderful award.

Big Hugs,
Christine :)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

May Your Wishes Come True



Happy Saturday everyone :) Hope your weekend is off to a great start :) I have a quick post for you today, I have to run several errands this morning and then this afternoon, I'm meeting some stamping buddies for some stamping fun :)

For my card today, I stamped the wishing well, from High Hopes, with Memento black ink onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored it in with copics. I added some glitter to the flowers with my Sakura glitter pen. I then used my rectangle nestabilities to cut it out. Next, I stamped the unicorn and princess (also from High Hopes) onto GP cardstock, colored them in with copics, and cut them out. I added Stickles to the princess's crown and dress and to the unicorn's horn. Next, I created my card base, which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2, out of SU's Elegant Eggplant. I layered Handome Hunter on top of that followed by my design paper from DCWV's Once Upon a Time stack. I added a purple ribbon from M's dollar bin. I then used my rectangle nestabilities to cut out the scalloped rectangles and mounted my main image onto that. I then mounted that onto the card base with dimensionals. I also mounted the unicorn and the princess with dimensionals. I then stamped the sentiment, from Verve, and used my circle nestabilities and scalloped circle nesties to cut it out. I adhered it to the card base with dimensionals. For a finishing touch, I added Primas and a glittery Making Memories brad.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow :)

Hugs, Christine :)

Friday, November 14, 2008

A Circus Show



Happy Friday everyone :) I'm so glad the weekend is finally here. I hope to get a lot of stamping done! :)

My card today is my submission for three different challenges, all in one :) First, I again used this week's Sketch Challenge over on Splitcoast. I really enjoy using this sketch. This card is also my submission for this week's challenge over at A Spoon Full of Sugar. Our challenge this week was to create a card for a child. Finally, this card is also my second submission to this week's challenge over at High Hopes. Our challenge this week was to use sparkle on our cards.

For my card, I first stamped Max the Magnificent (from High Hopes) onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored him in with copics. I added Stickles to his hat, coat, and bow tie, as well as to the stars on the stand. I also added Glossy Accents to his top hat to make it shiny. I then stamped Sammy the Seal (also from High Hopes) onto a separate sheet of GP cardstock, colored him in with copics, and cut him out. I added Stickles to his collar. I inked around the image panel with SU's Brilliant Blue ink.

Next, I created my card base, which measures 5x7, out of SU's Brilliant Blue. I layered Real Red on top of that followed by design paper from DCWV's summer stack. I then layered my image panel onto Brilliant Blue followed by Real Red and then adhered that to the card base using dimensionals. I used SU's corner punch for the red and blue accents in the corners of the image panel. I also adhered the seal to the image with dimensionals.

Next, I cut out my squares and adhered them to the card base using dimensionals. I stamped the popcorn bag (also from High Hopes) onto GP cardstock three times, colored them with copics, and cut them out. I adhered them to the squares using dimensionals.

Finally, for a finishing touch, I added Primas and a red rhinestone to the card.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I'll be back tomorrow with another project :)

Hugs, Christine :)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Brrr



Happy Thursday everyone :) The weekend is almost here! :) Hope you all are having a wonderful week.

My card today is my submission to this week's Sketch Challenge over on Splitcoast (SC202). I love this Tilda image from Magnolia stamps with Tilda all bundled up. I first stamped the winter tree, also from Magnolia stamps, onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored the tree with copics. I then cut the tree scene out using my rectangle nestabilities. I added lots of stickles to make the snow sparkle. I then stamped Tilda onto GP cardstock, colored her with copics, and cut her out. I added Stickles to her wings.

Next, I created my card base (which measures 4 1/4 by 5 1/2) out of SU's Ballet Blue. I layered Bravo Burgandy on top of that followed by my design paper from Me and My Big Ideas (I found an 8x8 paper pack at Michael's, the paper is really nice). I then used my rectangle nesties to cut the layers for the tree image and then adhered the tree image to the card base using dimensionals. I cut out my squares and adhered them to the card base as well with dimensionals. I used a Martha Stewart snowflake punch for the snowflakes and then placed pearls in the centers. Finally, I adhered Tilda to the scene with dimensionals.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you have a great day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project :)

Hugs, Christine :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Meow




Good morning everyone :) I have a really quick post for you today, I have a super busy day ahead of me. My card today is a pretty simple one, but I wanted this cute image to stand out and take center stage :) I stamped the image, which is a new image from Sugar Nellie, available at Funky Kits, with Memento black ink onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored it in with my copics. I then used my circle nestabilities to cut it out, along with the scalloped circles. All of my cardstock is from SU (Chocoloate Chip and Ruby Red). The design paper is from DCWV's Cat stack. I added a Chocolate Chip ribbon (from SU), Primas, and brown rhinestones for finishing touches. The sentiment is from Studio G.

What do you think? Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you have a wonderful day and I'll be back with more tomorrow :)

Hugs, Christine :)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Once Upon a Time



Happy Monday everyone! Whew, this card was certainly a labor of love! :) It took me forever to make this one, but I'm pleased with how it turned out. I just can't get enough of these images from High Hopes. I made this card for this week's High Hopes Challenge. Our challenge this week was to use sparkles on our card.

I first stamped the stone wall onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored it in with copics. I then masked it and stamped the castle right above it, and then stamped the castle two additional times onto separate paper and colored it in with copics. I layered the castle three times with dimensionals so that it really pops. I then colored the sky and grass with my copics to finish the scene.

Next, I stamped the princess and unicorn, colored them with copics, and cut them out. I added stickles to the unicorn's horn and to the princess's dress, shoes, and crown. Next, I created my card base (which measures 5x7) out of SU's Rose Red. I layered Always Artichoke on top of that followed by my design paper from DCWV's Once Upon a Time stack. I used SU's ticket corner punch on the corners and placed pearls (from Michael's) in each corner. Next, I mounted the scene onto Rose Red followed by Always Artichoke and then mounted the scene onto the card base with dimensioanals. Next, I layerd the princess and the unicorn onto the scene with dimensionals. There are so many dimensionals on this card! :)

For some finishing touches, I used a cuttlebug die cut for the two floral corners of the image (I cut them out of SU's So Saffron cardstock). I also added Primas.

I would love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope your week is off to a great start. More tomorrow :)

Hugs, Christine :)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Bewareth Ye of Dragons . . .




Happy Sunday everyone :) I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend. I am so excited to share my projects with you today. I just love this dragon stamp and the sentiment from High Hopes Rubber Stamps, so cute! :) To make the card, I stamped the dragon onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored it in with copics. I used my nestabilities to cut it out as well as the scalloped circles. All cardstock is from SU (Perfect Plum and Always Artichoke). The design paper is from DCWV's Once Upon a Time Stack. It's a pretty simple layout, but I wanted the dragon and the cute sentiment to take center stage :)

A while back, I found a great tutorial here for making a bag in a box. This was so fun to make and super easy. I used the same designer paper from DCWV that I used on my card. I used Fiskar's Threading Water Punch, SU's Perfect Plum cardstock, SU's round tag punch, a small hole punch, and ribbon from Making Memories to create the boxy bag. This card and matching bag are for my father-in-law for his birthday. We stuck a gift card down in the box bag. I really hope he likes it :)

Well, that's it for me today, but I've been super busy in the craft room today and should have some more cute projects to share with you this week.

I'd love to hear what you think of today's projects. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow. :)

Hugs, Christine :)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Season's Greetings



Happy Saturday everyone :) Hope you are all having a great weekend. My card today is my submission to this week's Magnolia vs. Stampavie blog Challenge . This week's challenge was a sketch challenge.

I first stamped this new Christmas image from Sara Kay (for Stampavie) onto Georgia Pacific cardstock using Memento black ink. I colored the image with my copics and added some glitter using Diamond Stickles and my Sakura glitter pen. All of my cardstock is SU (Bravo Burgandy and Always Artichoke). My design paper is from Basic Grey's Wassail collection. I used my nestabilities to cut out the rectangles and the tag. The greeting is a Studio G clear stamp from Michael's. The ribbon is also from M's. For a finishing touch, I added primas and pearls. I also used Martha Stewart's Branch punch.

I hope you like it. I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow :)

Hugs, Christine :)

Friday, November 7, 2008

Magic Happens



Happy Friday everyone!!! :) I'm so glad the weekend is almost here. It's been another crazy week and I'm looking forward to a little down time this weekend. Hubby and I don't have any big plans, but sometimes those are the best weekends, just resting and hanging out :)

Well, onto my card for today. I had so much fun creating this card. All stamps are from High Hopes (from their newest release). I used this week's sketch challenge over on Splitcoast (SC201) for my layout.

Fist, I stamped the castle three times onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored it in with copics. I cut out two of the three castles I stamped. I layered the entire castle onto the castle I did not cut out with dimensionals. I then layered just the front part of the third castle with dimensionals. It's hard to see from the picture, but the castle really pops.

Next, I stamped the princess, mushroom, and knight onto Georgia Pacific cardstock, colored them in with copics, and cut them out. I added lots of stickles to the princess. Next, I put my card together using the sketch on Splitcoast. All cardstock is from SU (Bravo Burgandy and Night of Navy). The Once Upon a Time design paper is from DCWV's Once Upon a Time stack. The blue design paper is from DCWV's Nana's Nursery stack (baby boy). I stamped my sentiment on the tag which I made using my new nestability tag and I ran navy blue ribbon from M's dollar bin through the tag. Finally, I adhered the princess, mushroom, and knight onto the card using dimensionals. I made this card for my hubby as he truly is my knight in shining armor. I hope he likes it :)

I'd love to hear what you think of my card. Thank you so much for stopping by. I'll see you back here tomorrow. :)

Hugs,

Christine :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Magnolia Christmas



Happy Wednesday everyone! I'm sorry for the late post today, it's just been one of those crazy busy days. For my card today, I inked up the Christmas scene from The Stampin Place (they have great scenes that go wonderfully with Magnolias) with Memento black ink, stamped it onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored it with copics. I added liquid applique to the white around the stockings. I also added lots of stickles and glossy accents to the clock face and the milk glass. Next, I stamped Tilda with Memento ink onto GP cardstock, colored her with copics, and cut her out. I added stickles to her wings. I next created my card base, which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2, out of SU's Handsome Hunter. I layered SU's Bravo Burgandy on top of that followed by my design paper from Basic Grey's Wassail collection (it's so beautiful, I love this paper! :) ). I adhered my scene directly onto the card base and adhered Tilda with dimensionals. For a finishing touch, I added Primas and a Martha Stewart pearl.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you are all having a wonderful week. More tomorrow! :)

Hugs, Christine :)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Birthday to Ye



Happy Monday everyone! :) Hope your week is off to a great start. My card today uses another stamp High Hopes Rubber Stamps (have I told ya lately how in love with this stamp company I am? :):):)). I stamped the pirate onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored him in with copics. I then used my rectangle nestabilities to cut him out. Next, I created my card base, which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2, out of SU's Night of Navy. I layered SU's Bravo Burgandy on top of that followed by my design paper from DCWV's Once Upon a Time stack. I used my nesties to cut out the scalloped rectangles and mounted the image with dimensionals onto the card base. I used my new tag nesties to cut out the tag and I then stamped my sentiment (also from High Hopes) onto the tag. I adhered it to the card base and then placed blue rhinestones on each side. Finally, I cut out the pirate ship using a cuttlebug die and adhered it to the card base using dimensionals.

What do you think? Thank you so much for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of your day and I'll see you back here tomorrow :)

Lots of Hugs,

Christine

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Believe in Fairy Tales



Happy Sunday everyone! :) My card today features more stamps from High Hopes Rubber stamps. These are from their most recent release. I'm just in love with this stamp company. Their stamps are so cute and are a dream to color in.

I stamped the Reflecting Pool with Memento black ink onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored it in with copics. I stamped the princess and frogs as well onto GP cardstock, colored them with copics, and cut them out. I added lots of stickles to the princess. Next, I created my card base (which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2) out of SU's Night of Navy and layered Elegant Eggplant over that. I then mounted my designer paper, from DCWV's Once Upon a Time stack, on top along with a navy blue ribbon from M's dollar bin. I mounted my image onto Night of Navy followed by Elegant Eggplant and mounted it onto the card base with dimensionals. I then mounted the princess to the image wiht dimensionals. I mounted the frogs with dimensionals as well.

The sentiment is from Verve, I thought it went perfectly with this image. I used my nesties to cut out the scalloped circles and then stamped the sentiment. For a final touch, I added Primas and a purple rhinestone to the card.

I would love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend. More tomorrow :)

Hugs, Christine :)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Dream Come True





Happy Saturday everyone! :) I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I am embarrassed to say how long this card took me to do! :) I've been working on it for quite some time today and when I went to take the picture, it was already dark outside so I hope you can see the card okay. I stamped my new princess and frog stamp from High Hopes Rubber Stamps onto Georgia Pacific cardstock with Memento black ink and colored the image in with copics. I added Gold Stickles to the crowns they are both wearing. I used my rectangle nestabilities to cut out the image and the scalloped rectangles. All cardstock is from SU (Rose Red and Always Artichoke). My card base measures 5 1/4 by 5 1/4. The design paper is from DCWV's Once Upon a Time stack (I LOVE this paper, I finally made myself use it today, I've been staring at it for months afraid to cut it LOL :) ).

I used my circle nesties to cut out the circle and then I stamped the sentiment (from Verve) onto the circle using Versamagic Perfect Plumeria ink. The sentiment is hard to see in the picture because of the bad lighting, but it says "You're a Dream Come True." I added Primas and a pearl for a finishing touch. On the inside of the card, I inked up the sentiment (also from High Hopes) with Versamagic Perfect Plumeria ink and stamped it onto Georgia Pacific cardstock. I used a Fiskars corner punch for the corners. The frog is also from High Hopes. I colored him in with copics as well.

I would love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend and I'll be back tomorrow with more! :)

Hugs, Christine :)

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!



Happy Friday everyone and Happy Halloween! :):) I'm so sorry I haven't posted much this week. I'm still not feeling very well (although I'm feeling better than I was) and I wasn't able to get into to the craft room much this week. I do have a card to share with you today though. I inked up another of my new adorable Halloween Magnolia stamps with Memento black ink and stamped her onto Georgia Pacific cardstock. I colored her in with copics and cut her out. Next, I created my card base (which measures 5 1/4 by 5 1/4) out of SU's Sage Shadow. I layered Perfect Plum on top of that followed by this gorgeous design paper from Debbie Mumm's fall stack (from JoAnn's). I used my rectangle nesties to cut out the rectangle and scalloped rectangle and I adhered Tilda with dimensionals. The ribbon is from M's dollar bin (all of their Halloween ribbon is on sale for $1, I stocked up for next year LOL :)). The sentiment is also from M's, it's a Studio G $1 clear stamp. I inked it up with my new Versamagic chalk ink (WOW! This stuff is awesome, I LOVE it! :) It works great on clear stamps).

I hope you like it. I'd love to hear what you think. Well, that's it for me today. I should be back to my regular posting schedule so I'll see you back here tomorrow. Have a safe and happy Halloween! :)

Hugs, Christine :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happy Haunting



Good morning everyone :) I hope your week is off to a great start. For my card today, I used last week's sketch challenge (SC199) over on Splitcoast for my layout. I stamped my new Halloween Tilda (I LOVE this image, she's so cute :) ) with Memento black ink onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored her in with copics. I mounted the image onto SU's Basic Black followed by Elegant Eggplant. I used my Martha Stewart spider web corner punch and adhered the webs to the corners of the image.

My card base, which measures 5x7, is SU's Elegant Eggplant. I layered Basic Black on top of that followed by my designer papers. All of my designer paper is from DCWV's Fall stack. The sentiment and spiders are from two separate clear sets from Inkadinkado. I sponged purple ink (from Memories Direct) around the sentiment panel.

I hope you like it. I'd love to know what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow.
Hugs, Christine :)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Blog Candy Winner!!!

Happy Monday everyone! Thank you all so much for participating in my blog candy! I loved reading all your comments and I now have lots of new books to check out :) It's so hard for me to pick a favorite book, but if I had to, I'd probably say To Kill a Mockingbird. It's a wonderful book. Anyway, now onto the winner :)

I used a random number generator and the number that was randomly picked was 22. That means, congratulations Bumblebee Creations, you are the winner!!! :):):) Please e-mail me (christinemriley@gmail.com) your snail mail address and I'll get your prize right out to you.

Thank you again everyone for participating. I haven't had a chance to check out many of your wonderful blogs yet (I haven't been feeling too well), but I'll be around to check them out this week. Thanks again! :)

Hugs, Christine

PS I hope to be back tomorrow to my regular everyday posting schedule, I'm determined to feel better! :) See you back here tomorrow :) Hugs, Christine

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Two Challenges in One



Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you have had a wonderful weekend. I'm feeling a little bit better, but unfortunately not much. I was able to get a card made today though. This card uses the sketch challenge from Sketch Saturday and also incorporates the challenge from Cute Card Thursday , which was to use stars and/or something spooky on your card. I stamped the witch, from CC Designs, onto Georgia Pacific cardstock with Memento black ink and colored her in with copics. I added Glossy Accents to her shoes to make them shiny. All my cardstock is Stampin Up (Elegant Eggplant and So Saffron). The design paper is from K & Co. I used my nesties to make the circle and scalloped circle. The ribbon is from M's.

I would love to hear what you think of my card. Also, don't forget about my blog candy (see my post a few down from this one). The deadline to enter is midnight tonight. Thanks for stopping by :)

Hugs, Christine :)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Blog Candy Reminder

Hi everyone,

I'm sorry for not posting yesterday and for not having a project to share with you today. I'm still feeling under the weather and it's also been a crazy week at work. Hubby and I are off shortly to my sister's house to celebrate my niece's birthday and then hopefully this evening when we get home or tomorrow I'll have some time to craft. I should have a project for ya tomorrow :) I also wanted to remind everyone of the blog candy I'm giving away. See this post for all the details. Have a wonderful day everyone and I'll be back tomorrow :)
Hugs, Christine :)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Whiff of Joy Challenge



Happy Thursday everyone! I'm sorry for the late post, it was a crazy day at work today. My card today is my first submission to the Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog. This week's challenge was a sketch challenge. I had so much fun with this sketch. I inked up my Willow with Cookies stamp (from WOJ) with Memento black ink, stamped her onto Georgia Pacific cardstock, and colored her with copics. All of my cardstock is from SU (Rose Red and So Saffron). The design paper is from the new yummy Eva collection from Basic Grey. The sentiment is from Funky Kits. I used my SU 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 circle punches to punch out the sentiment. I used Fiskar's Threading Water Punch for the scallops along the left side of the image. Finally, for a finishing touch, I added Primas and pearls.

I hope you like it. Don't forget about my blog candy (just leave a comment on this post by Sunday at midnight for a chance to win. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow :)

Hugs, Christine :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Blog Candy!!!



Happy Wednesday everyone! :) As a thank you to all of you who stop by my blog and leave me such wonderful comments, I would like to give away some blog candy. I reached 5,000 hits on Monday! Thank you all SO much for visiting my blog, it means so much to me.

Now, onto the candy :) I am giving away this adorable Christmas House Mouse stamp, an 8x8 paper pad of Cosmo Cricket's new Wonderland patterned paper, some ribbon, and some flowers by Imaginisce. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by midnight on Sunday, October 26, to qualify to win. To make things a bit more interesting, I am a book lover, so tell me your favorite book :) I will post the winner on Monday morning so check back then to see if you won :)

Okay, that's it for me today. I'm so sorry I don't have a project to share, but I've been feeling under the weather the past few days and haven't been doing much crafting. I'll have something for ya tomorrow though, I miss my stamp room! :)

Hugs, Christine :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sunflower Tilda



Happy Monday everyone :) I hope your week is off to a great start. My card today is my submission to this week's Spoon Full of Sugar Blog Challenge . Our challenge this week was a sketch challenge.

I inked my new Tilda from the new Fall collection with Memento black ink and stamped her onto Georgia Pacific cardstock. I colored her with my copics and cut her out. I added Diamond Stickles to the sunflower. All of my cardstock is SU (Chocolate Chip and More Mustard. My design paper is from DCWV's Fall Stack. I used my circle nestabilities for the circle and scalloped circle. I used my SU corner punch for the two corners. The sentiment (from The Stampin Place) was stamped onto a tag I cut out with my new tag nesties. For some finishing touches, I added Primas and brown rhinestones.

In other fun news, I have had over 5,000 hits on my blog. Thank you all SO much for stopping by and leaving me comments. It means so much to me. I would like to give back so stay tuned, I'll be posting some blog candy hopefully tomorrow. All you'll have to do is leave me a comment on my blog candy post to have a chance to win :) Look for that tomorrow or Wednesday and thank you again so much for stopping by.

I'd love to hear what you think of today's card. Thanks so much for looking. More tomorrow :)

Hugs, Christine :)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

You're a Class Act



Hello everyone! :) I hope you are all having a great weekend. My card today is my submission for this week's Sketch Saturday Challenge.

I couldn't wait to ink up my new High Hope stamps (how did it take me so long to find this wonderful stamp company?!?! :):):) ). All stamps are from High Hopes. I first stamped the horse with Memento black ink onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored it in with copics. I added stickles everywhere! LOL :) Next, I stamped the circus girl onto GP cardstock, colored her in with copics, and cut her out. I again added stickles everywhere :) All cardstock is SU (Brocade Blue and Regal Rose). The design paper is from DCWV's Spring stack. I ran the blue piece behind the image through the cuttlebug using an embossing folder. I used my nestabilities to cut out the horse image and the scalloped rectangle behind it. The sentiment was stamped onto one of my new tag nesties. For a finishing touch, I added Primas and pink rhinestones.

I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow :)

Hugs, Christine :)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Swashbucklin Day



Hello everyone and happy Saturday! I hope your weekend is off to a great start. My card today is a card I made for my nephew's birthday. We are getting together this afternoon to celebrate and I wanted a cute card to give to him. I had so much fun with this card. The map was my favorite part :)

I first stamped the map, from High Hopes Rubber Stamps, with Memento black ink onto Georgia Pacific cardstock. I then colored it in with copics. After I colored it in, I tore around the edges, then crinkled it up so it would look like a very old and weathered treasure map. I then inked around the inside of the map with SU's Close to Cocoa ink and then I inked around the torn edges with SU's Chocolate Chip ink. I then wound twine (also from SU) around the map. Next, I stamped the little pirate guy, from The Cat's Pajama's, onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored him in with copics. I then used my nestabilities to cut him out. I layered him onto SU's Real Red followed by Basic Black.

My card base, which measures 5 1/4 by 5 1/4, is SU's Chocolate Chip. I layered Basic Black on top of that followed by Real Red. I stamped the skull and cross bones (also from The Cat's Pajama's) on the Real Red cardstock for my background. The sentiment (also from The Cat's Pajamas) was stamped onto a tag made from my new tag nesties. The ribbon is SU's Real Red.

I would love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow :)

Hugs, Christine :)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Millie's Reindeer



Good morning everyone and TGIF! :) I have a quick post for you today. My card today uses my new Millie on Reindeer stamp from Spiral Whisper (I love this company, they have the cutest images!) I inked the image with Memento black ink and stamped it onto Georgia Pacific cardstock. I colored it with my copics and used a white gel pen for accents. I then inked around the image using purple ink from Memories Direct. I used all SU cardstock (Elegant Eggplant and So Saffron) and my designer paper is from DCWV's glitter Christmas stack. I sued SU's ticket corner punch on the corners and placed purple rhinestones in each corner. I placed small Primas around the image and placed yellow and purple rhinestones in the centers. The sentiment is from Whiff of Joy. I inked it with purple ink from Memories Direct and stamped it onto So Saffron cardstock. I then punched it out using SU's Word Window punch. For some finishing touches, I added ribbon (from Michael's) and large Primas with a glittery Making Memories brad. It's a pretty simple card, but I'm pleased with how it turned out.

I would love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow.

Hugs, Christine :)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Thanksgiving Wishes






Good afternoon everyone,

Well, sadly, today is the last day of my vacation and it's back to work tomorrow. I've had a really nice time off, but I'm sad to see it end.

I was in a Thanksgiving mood today so I went kinda crazy with my new Storage Units Ink and More (SUInk)stamps. I used two sets in my projects today: Bountiful Harvest and Giving Thanks.

First, I created my card, which is my submission for today's Sketch Challenge over on Splitcoast. I stamped the image with Memento ink onto Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored her in with my copics. I used all SU cardstock (More Mustard and Ruby Red). I used SU's ticket corner punch on the corners and placed rhinestones in each corner. I used my nestabilities to cut out the image and scallops. My designer paper is from DCWV's Fall stack. For a finishing touch, I added Primas and a glittery orange Making Memories brad.

Next, I created my two boxy bags, which were designed by Jody Morrow (TexasJodyLynn). You can find the directions on her blog here. I stamped the pilgrims with Memento ink onto Georgia Pacific cardstock, colored them both in with copics, and cut them out. I put Glossy Accents onto the apples in the girl's basket to make them shine. I used my nesties to cut out the scalloped circles and placed rhinestones around the scallops. I adhered the pilgrims to the nesties using dimensionals. I used my new tag nesties to punch out the tag and stamped the sentiment onto that. I also placed a SU Pumpkin Pie brad in the hole of the tag. The ribbon is from Michael's dollar bin. I placed baggies of candy corn inside the boxes (okay, I'll admit it, I ate my way through about half a bag of candy corn today :) I love that stuff LOL).

I hope you enjoy my Thanksgiving projects. I would love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow.

Hugs, Christine

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tilda and Edwin Searching for Santa




Hello everyone! Whew! My card today is certainly a labor of love. I decided to do another Try a New Technique Challenge over on Splitcoast. Our challenge this week was to create a Stair Step Fold card. I had so much fun with this new technique. I just kept adding and adding to the card :) This card literally took me at least three hours yesterday (crazy, huh?!?!) :)

I first made the card base (which is SU's Night of Navy) using the instructions found on Splitcoast. I also adhered my designer paper (from DCWV's Christmas stack) onto the base. Next, I stamped the house (from Magnolia stamps) onto Georgia Pacific cardstock using Memento black ink. I colored the house in with my copics. Next, I inked the edges in blue ink (from Memories Direct). I then mounted the image onto SU's Brocade Blue followed by Elegant Eggplant. I then used a cuttlebug die to cut out the corners around the image. I placed blue rhinestones from M's for added bling. I added the image panel to the card base using dimensionals.

Next, I stamped the Santa flying over the moon image (also from Magnolia stamps) and I colored it with my copics. I used my nestabilities to cut out the cirlce and scallop circle (which is SU's So Saffron). I inked around the image in yellow ink (from Memories Direct). I then adhered the circles to the main image using dimensionals.

I then stamped Tilda and Edwin (also from Magnolia stamps), colored them in with copics, and cut them out. I added Diamond Stickles to their wings, my Sakura glitter pen to the light coming from the lanterns, Gold Stickles to the star on Edwin's pants, and Red Stickles to the heart on Tilda's boot. I adhered them both to the card base using dimensionals.

For the front panel, I adhered a navy blue ribbon from M's dollar bin, Primas, and Purple rhinestones. The sentiment is from Verve and I cut it out using my new tag nestabilities.

I would really love to hear what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by. More tomorrow!

Hugs, Christine :)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Tilda with Lantern




Hello everyone! :) I am finally back. I took a couple of days off, but now I'm back and am crafting like crazy :) My card today is my submission to the Sketch Saturday challenge blog . I was so excited to find this blog site, they have new awesome sketches every Saturday and the design team is incredibly talented.

I first stamped Tilda, from Magnolia stamps, onto Georgia Pacific cardstock using Memento black ink. I colored her with copics and cut her out. I used my Sakura glitter pen to add some glitter to the light coming out of the lantern. My cardstock is SU's Ballet Blue and Rose Red. The design paper is from DCWV's Christmas stack. I used my rectangle nestabilities as well as my snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder. I also used a Martha Stewart snowflake punch, red rhinestones, and SU's ticket corner punch for some added touches.

What do you think? Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are all having a wonderful Monday. More tomorrow :)

Hugs, Christine :)
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