Thursday, January 28, 2010

Tilda in her Sparkly Shoes




Hi everyone and Happy Thursday! The weekend is almost here and I cannot wait :) We don't have any exciting plans, but it's nice sometimes to just sit back and relax :) Well, I have another fly by posting for ya as I have a lot going on this morning before I'm in court all day. For my card today, I inked up this brand new Tilda from the winter kit (you can preorder her from Magnolialicious HERE). Isn't she adorable, I just love her :) I colored her with copics, cut her out, then added Martha Stewart glitter to her shoes. I then created my card using SU cardstock (Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink). All my design paper is also from SU. I cut out an oval and a scalloped oval using my nesties and then ran the top oval through the cuttlebug with my swiss dots embossing folder. I then mounted the ovals to each other and then to the card base with dimensionals, then added Tilda with dimensionals. I used my SU ticket corner punch on all the corners and added pearls (from Michael's). I added a ribbon (which I tied using my awesome Bow Easy) and then I added Primas and roses (from Wild Orchid Crafts) for a finishing touch. What do you think?

Thank you all so much for stopping by. Your lovely comments mean so much to me. Have a wonderful Thursday and I'll see you back here tomorrow :)

Hugs, Christine

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

With Love




Hi everyone and Happy Tuesday! Well, after all that prep time put in for the jury trial, turns out, we were able to settle the case. I'm bummed because the jury trial would have been excellent experience for me, but on the other hand, you never know what a jury might do and this way, with the plea, I have a guaranteed conviction. Oh well, there will be many more jury trials to come :)

For my card today, I decided to use these adorable new images from Whiff of Joy. I love, love, love Whiff of Joy, especially Alison Acton's illustrations. For my card today, I used the new Writing Desk image along with Charlotte on Carpet. One thing I love to do on my cards is create a scene and these images really allowed me to do that. I colored the desk and Charlotte with copics. I then cut the desk out using circle nestabilities and then cut Charlotte out by hand. I added Martha Stewart glitter to her shirt and glossy accents to the ink holder on both the desk and by Charlotte's side. I inked around the desk image (while the circle was still in the nestability) with SU's Close to Cocoa ink. I then mounted that on a scalloped circle cut out with my nesties. All cardstock is by SU (Real Red, Chocolate Chip, and Pretty in Pink). My design paper is also from Stampin up. I used my Martha Stewart Lacy Hearts punch on the bottom DP panel. I adhered the circles to the card with dimensionals and then adhered Charlotte in front with dimensionals. I added Primas and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts and I also used my Martha Stewart branch punch to add some extra "umph" to the flowers :) I then added small pink pearls to the flowers in the design paper. What do you think?

Well, now that I no longer have my jury trial, I have a lot of work to catch up on so I better get to it. Hope you are all having a wonderful day. Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you back here tomorrow.

Hugs, Christine :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Hello Friends

Hi everyone and Happy Friday (yay!) :) Do you have any exciting plans for the weekend? I think we're going to go see a movie tomorrow and other than that, I'll be working. I have my first jury trial next Tuesday so I need to do some work for that. It should be exciting. I've done plenty of bench trials, but I haven't done a jury trial yet. I'll let you know how it goes :) Anyway, onto my card for today.



If you've been to my blog before, you know that I LOVE embellishments :) My favorite embellies are roses and pearls. I like to go all out and add tons of embellishments to the cards. One of my new year goals is to mix it up more in my card making. I want to of course continue making cards with lots of embellies, but I also want to try more clean and simple cards as well. This is a struggle for me but I'm working on it :) Anyway, for my card today, I decided to do minimal embellishments and to create a simple layout. I first stamped my image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto PTI cardstock. Isn't this image adorable? I got her from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design and you can find her HERE. I colored the image with copics and added Glossy Accents to her eyes (this has a great effect on the card). All cardstock is from Stampin Up and the design paper is from DCWV. I used my Martha Stewart Lacy Doily punch to create the lacy borders. I added the scrolls (you can find this punch HERE. I added some pearls and a sheer violet ribbon for a finishing touch. What do you think?

Well, I've got a mountain of work waiting for me so I better get to it :) Hope you all have a wonderful day. I'll see you back here tomorrow.

Lots of Hugs, Christine :)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Valentines and Lipstick



Hi everyone and Happy Thursday! I'm so glad the weekend is almost here. For some reason, shorter weeks (I had Monday off) seem to be the craziest! :) Anyway, I have a super quick post for you today. I wanted to share another fun Valentine's Day card with you. This card uses an image from an old Hanna Stamps set (I think Hanna Stamps went out of business so I'm not sure where this set can be purchased now). I colored Hanna with copic markers, added Glossy Accents to her lips and Diamond Stickles to her purse, and then sponged around the image with Memento pink ink. I then stamped the lips (also from the same Hanna Set) onto my cardstock and cut them out with circle nesties. All cardstock is from SU (Rose Red, Basic Black, and Regal Rose) and the design paper is from My Mind's Eye. I used a larger circle and scalloped circle nestie on the design paper and I also used my Martha Stewart Lace Hearts edge punch at the bottom. The sentiment is also from the same Hanna Stamps set. I just love that sentiment, it's too cute :) What do you think?

Sorry to be so short today, but I have a million things to do. Hope you all are having a wonderful week. Thank you so much for stopping by today. I'll see you back here tomorrow :)

Big Hugs, Christine

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Hey Girlfriend



Hello and Happy Tuesday to all my stamping friends :) It's back to work for me today so I'll keep my post quick today so I'm not late :) I wanted to do a fun girly card for a friend of mine. I love pink and black together, so I decided to go with that color scheme. The image is from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design and you can find this particular image HERE. The image was illustrated by the wonderful Victoria Case, I just love her work.

I colored the image with copics, added some Diamond Stickles to her hair bow and the flower on her sweater, and then added Glossy Accents to her eyes. All cardstock is from SU (Basic Black and Regal Rose). The design paper is from Memory Makers (I think it's the "Sabrina" paper pad). I used my Fiskar's Threading Water edge punch on the top panel. I added a sheer black ribbon from Michael's across the card. I added these beautiful pink pearls to the corners of the image (the pearls are from Michael's), and then adhered my image to the cardstock and then to the card base with dimensionals. The sentiment is from Hanna Stamps. For a finishing touch, I added the roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. What do you think?

Thank you all so much for all your lovely comments and for stopping by my blog. It truly means so much to me. Have a wonderful day and I'll see you back here tomorrow! :)

Hugs, Christine

Monday, January 18, 2010

Pretty in Pink

Hi everyone and Happy Monday :) I am home safe and sound and I survived prosecutor boot camp :) It was a long week and a lot of work, but I really learned a lot and met a bunch of super nice people. I am glad to be back home with hubby and the fur babies though. There truly is no place like home :)

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Now that I work for the government, I get a bunch of holidays so I'm lucky enough to have today off. I've been crafting up a storm this morning :) For my project today, I decided to join in on the Magnolialicious blog hop. The design team for Magnolialicious did a "Pretty in Pink" blog hop this morning, showcasing Magnolia images and lots of pink. Go HERE to start the hop and to also see all the details on how you can join in. You must check out the design team's creations, they are stunning! I decided to create another easel card (love these!). If you would like some instructions on how to create an easel card, go HERE. Here are some pictures of my card:









For my card today, I decided to use Dinner Tilda again (I just love this Tilda, she's definitely one of my favorites). I colored her with copics and then I cut her out. I added Glossy Accents to her cute shoes. I then created my card base. All cardstock is SU (Rose Red and Pretty in Pink) and all design paper is by My Mind's Eye (LOVE this paper company) :) I used my Martha Stewart heart punch on the side panel and at the bottom. I added a pink silk ribbon from Michael's and tied the bow using my Bow Easy (I got mine HERE. I cut an oval out using my oval nesties, and then added roses from Wild Orchid Crafts around the oval. I placed Tilda into the oval using dimensionals. I think she looks so pretty surrounded by the roses :) I added my sentiment, which is from Studio G and then added a pink pearl heart I found at Michael's as a finishing touch to hold the easel card open. What do you think?

Thank you all so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful day and I'll see you back here tomorrow.

Big Hugs, Christine

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Just Because



Hi everyone, I hope you are having a fabulous day :) For my card today, I used this adorable image from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. This one is called Singing in the Rain. I think she's so sweet. I colored her with copics and added gold spica copic glitter pen to her jacket. I also added Glossy Accents to her umbrella, here eyes, and to her boots. The cardstock is from SU (Real Red and Pretty in Pink) and the design paper is from K & Co. I used my Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch on the top panel of design paper. I used my SU ticket corner punch around the image and added pink pearls. I added some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts to the corner. The sentiment is also from Susana's Store.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I'll be coming home tomorrow (yay!) and I will be back tomorrow with another post.

Big Hugs, Christine

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

You're Sweet



Hi everyone and Happy Wednesday. It's hump day which means I get to come home in two days, yay! :) My card today uses 60's Tilda. I think she's one of my favorite Tilda's, I just love her :) I colored her with copics and then cut her out. I added Glossy Accents to her lollipop and Diamond Stickles to her dress, hair ribbons, and skirt. All cardstock is by Stampin Up (Barely Banana and Pretty in Pink). The design paper is from DCWV Nana's Nursery Girl's stack. I used my circle nesties to cut out the circle panel. I also used my Threading Water edge punch on the design paper. I added some pink with yellow roses from Wild Orchid Crafts to the corner and a pink bow. The sentiment is from Studio G. What do you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you are all having a wonderful week. I'll see you back here tomorrow :)

Hugs, Christine

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Howdy



Hi everyone and Happy Tuesday :) Today I have a fun and colorful card to share with you. This card uses one of my favorite images from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. This image is called Taylor and she was illustrated by the incredibly talented Victoria Case. I stamped the image with Memento Black ink and colored her with copics. All cardstock is by SU (Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip). The design paper I found in the single sheets section at Michael's. It is from Debbie Mumm. I inked around the image with SU's Bashful Blue ink and then placed four pink pearls in the corners. I then adhered the image to the cardstock and then to the card base with dimensionals. The sentiment is by My Favorite Things.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you are having a great day and a great week and I'll see you back here tomorrow :)

Hugs, Christine

Monday, January 11, 2010

Wishing for Spring

Hi everyone and Happy Monday! :) By the time you read this, I'll be in South Carolina in classes, doing mock trials and studying (think happy thoughts for me!) :) I'm pre-posting all of my posts for you this week. I'll be back Friday but hopefully will get internet access and will be able to leave comments on your wonderful blogs while I'm away. I have one card for you today.



It's been so cold here that I decided to make a bright and cheery spring card in hopes that spring will come soon (not likely) :) I used this adorable fairy image from CC Designs, colored her with copics, and then cut her out. I added Diamond Stickles to her wings. Next, I stamped the fence background, which is a Magnolia stamp. I colored the background and then I cut it out with my circle nesties. The blue sky was sponged using SU's Bashful Blue ink. All cardstock is by SU (Barely Banana and Pretty in Pink). All design paper is by Basic Grey (Lemonade stack). I used my SU Ticket Corner Punch on the corners and added pink pearls. I added roses from Wild Orchid Crafts and then three rhinestones (from Michael's) for a finishing touch. What do you think?

Because I have so many posts to pre-post, I'll keep my chit chat short :) Thank you so much for stopping by today. Hope you are having a wonderful day and I'll see you back here tomorrow.

Big Hugs, Christine :)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Warm My Heart

Hello and Happy Saturday everyone :) Do you have any exciting plans for the weekend? I have a hair appointment today and then tomorrow, it's off to South Carolina for prosecutor boot camp (eeek!). I'll be gone all week but I'll be setting up some posts this weekend to post while I'm gone. I'll have my laptop with me so hopefully I'll be able to comment on all of your lovely creations, but if not, I'll be back next weekend and will visit all your wonderful blogs to see what I missed :) Think of me next week while I'm in classes all day long and away from my stamp supplies :) Anywho, onto my card for today.



I love, love, love these Victoria Case images from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. This particular image is called Snow Fun and I think it's just adorable. I stamped my image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored it with copics. I added Glossy Accents to the girl's eyes and Diamond Stickles to her jacket, boots, and hat. All cardstock is from Stampin Up (Not Quite Navy and Rose Red). All design paper is from My Mind's Eye. The sentiment is from Whiff of Joy. What do you think?

Well, I have a million things to do to pack and to get ready for my trip so I made my post a quick one today. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Please stop by next week, I'll have some posts for you that I'm pre-posting this weekend before I leave. Have a wonderful weekend and a wonderful week! :)

Big Hugs, Christine

Friday, January 8, 2010

Kitten Love and Fancy Tilda

Hi everyone and Happy Friday! :) The weekend is almost here (yay!) :) We got a little bit of snow here last night, but nothing too bad (unlike a few weeks before Christmas when we got 22 inches, eeek, that wasn't very fun) :) Anywho, onto my cards for today. I have two Magnolia cards to share with you today.



My first card uses this adorable Magnolia image called Tilda With Cat. I think this is truly one of my favorite Tilda images ever. Hubby and I have two kitten furbabies and the expression on this cat looks just like one of our kittens (Charley). Too cute! :) Anyway, I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then colored the image with copics (again, R89, R85, R83 and R81 for the pinks, this is truly the best pink combo I have found). All cardstock is SU (Rose Red and Regal Rose). The design paper is also SU. I used my Martha Stewart Doily Lace edge punch for the center panel. I also used my SU Ticket Corner Punch on the corners and added white pearls. I added some Diamond Stickles to her hair bows and some Glossy Accents to her shoes. I used my EK Success Large Flourish Punch for the swirls in each corner. Finally, I added a pink ribbon and bow (which I tied with my Bow Easy). What do you think?



For my second card today, I decided to create a fun pastel colored card (sort of wishful thinking for spring) :) For this card, I used Tilda With Petticoats. I colored her with copics and added Diamond Stickles to her hair bow and to her wings and belt. I cut her and the rectangle panel out with nesties. All cardstock is SU (Pretty in Pink and Banana). The design paper is from DCWV Baby Girl stack. I added some pink rhinestones that I got from Michael's and some roses from Wild Orchid Crafts for finishing touches.

I hope you enjoyed my projects for today. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful Friday and I'll see you back here tomorrow.

Hugs, Christine :)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Last Two Christmas Cards

Hi everyone and Happy Thursday :) Sorry I'm a little late with my blog post this morning. I ended up falling asleep at 9:00 last night for some weird reason :) Anyway, I'll keep my chit chat short today because I don't want to be late for work :) Today I have for you my last two Christmas cards.



First is a card I made using this darling image from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. This image is called Milla and I think she's adorable. I colored her with copics and then added Glossy Accents to her eyes and shoes and lots of Diamond Stickles to the bow on her dress, the bow in her hair, and the bow on the package. All cardstock is by SU (Real Red and Handsome Hunter) and the design paper is from Basic Grey (Wassail paper pad). The sentiment is from Whiff of Joy. For a finishing touch, I added red roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.



My second card uses this adorable image from CC Designs. This is Swiss Pixie Gretel. I colored her with copics and added Diamond Stickles to her wings. All cardstock is SU (Real Red and Handsome Hunter) and the design paper was from this year's K&Co. Christmas stack. I used my Martha Stewart Holly Leaves edge punch on the panel next to the image. Finally, the sentiment is from Whiff of Joy.

I hope you enjoyed my cards for today. Thank you so much for stopping by! See you back here tomorrow :)

Big Hugs, Christine

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sitting Pretty



Hi everyone and Happy Wednesday! :) We are halfway through the work week, yay :) I think I'm in some sort of post-holiday slump, I can't seem to stay awake when I get home from work :) I'm so sleepy, I took two cat naps last night when I got home from work :) Maybe it's because it's so cold outside, I just want to stay in and hibernate :) It was in the low 20s here yesterday, Brrrrr!

Anyway, onto my card for the day. I only have one card for you today and again, this is a picture that I took before our new camera so it's not as clear as I'd like it to be, but I think it came out okay. I love, love, love this Tilda image, I think she's just adorable :) This one is called "Dinner Tilda." It looks like Diana at Magnolialicious is out of this particular design at the moment, but you can find it at 7 Kids Here. I stamped my image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink (which is the ink I always use when I color with copics). I then colored the image with my copics (I'm so sorry, I don't remember the numbers I used) and cut her out. All cardstock is by Stampin Up (Brocade Blue and Chocolate Chip). The design paper is by My Mind's Eye (have I mentioned lately how much I LOVE MME paper? LOL! :) ). On the brown design paper panel I used my Martha Stewart doily edge punch (love that one). I then used my SU ticket corner punch in the corners and placed these beautiful light blue pearls that I got at Michale's (Recollection brand) in the corners. I then used my swirl punch (you can find it Here). I love this punch and I find that I reach for it often. I added darker blue pearls to the swirls and then cut the ovals out using my oval nesties. I added small blue pearls for Tilda's necklace and bracelet, then adhered her to the card with dimensionals. The bow is SU's Chocolate Chip. Finally, I added some roses to the corner. I purposefully left off a sentiment. I figured this card could be used for many occasions, from Birthday to Thinking of You to Thank You, etc.

What do you think? Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you all have a wonderful day and I'll see you back here tomorrow :)

Hugs, Christine

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Hot Cocoa

Hi everyone and Happy Tuesday! :) Hope your new year is off to a great start. I'm working hard at work, I'll be out of town next week at prosecutor boot camp (yikes!) so I have to get some things ready to go. The boot camp is for new assistant prosecutors. I've been at the job for about 4 months now and my boss sends all new prosecutors to this course. I'm actually kind of excited about it, but I have lots to get done before I leave :)

Anyway, onto crafting. I'm currently working on Valentine's Day cards, but I still have some winter cards and a couple Christmas cards to show you.



For my first card, I used Cocoa Puff (how cute is that name :) ) from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. This is another image illustrated by the super talented Victoria Case. I colored the image with copics (R81, 83, 85, and 89 for the pink, B34 and B37 for the blue). I added some stickles to the snow at the bottom of the card and I added Glossy Accents to her eyes. All design paper is by My Mind's Eye (love this company!). Cardstock is from SU (Ballet Blue and Rose Red). All flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

***I apologize, my pictures aren't as good as they should be. I took these pictures before the craft show back in November and we got a new camera since then so these aren't as great as I'd like.



My second card today uses another Victoria Case image from SCACD. This one is called BFF's. I think this image is absolutely adorable. I colored the image with copics (R81, R83, R85, R89, G24, G28), added some gold Spica glitter to the bells on the stocking, added Glossy Accents to her eyes, and some Diamond Stickles. All design paper is from K&Co. The cardstock I used is from SU. I also used my SU Ticket Corner Punch on the corners and added pink pearls (from Michael's). I think the sentiment is from Whiff of Joy. A very simple layout on this one, but I didn't want to overshadow the cute image (love that kitty cat) :)

Well, that's it from me today. Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope you all have a wonderful day and I'll see you back here tomorrow :)

Big Hugs, Christine

Monday, January 4, 2010

A Winter Wonderland Pop Up

Hi everyone and happy Monday :) It’s back to work for me today. I really enjoyed the Christmas holiday, but alas, all good things must come to an end :) Thanks to all of you for all your lovely comments yesterday, it feels so good to be back and sharing my crafts with you. Today, I have a very special card to share. This card was a labor of love, it took several hours to create, but I was really pleased with the end result. This was a combination Christmas card and Anniversary card for hubby (we have been married four years as of December 30th). I have lots of pictures to share today so bear with me :) I was inspired to create this pop up card by Suzanne Dean (Scrap Bitz, link to her blog on my sidebar). She created a gorgeous pop up card about a month ago and I decided to give it a go myself :)





Here is a picture and a close up of the front of the card. I wanted to keep the front simple since there is a lot going on inside. I used Kissing Tilda and Kissing Edwin for the front of the card. I couldn’t find these on 7 Kids or Magnolialicous, but they came in last year’s winter kit and I believe they were in last year’s New Year’s Collection. I colored the images with copics and cut them out. The bow was tied with my Bow Easy (I got mine Here. I added some Martha Stewart tinsel glitter to Tilda’s socks (I have some fuzzy socks like that that sort of look like tinsel and glitter so that’s where I got that idea). The design paper on the front of the card is K&Co. The cardstock is Stampin Up (Regal Rose, Rose Red, and Not Quite Navy).

And now . . . ta da, here’s the inside of the card:



I wanted to show you the inside from various angles so you could sort of see how I put this together. If anyone is interested in a tutorial on this, please let me know. I might not get to it in the next week, but I’d be happy to do one.

Here are some close ups and various angles:









I used skating Tilda and Edwin for the inside of the card. I added Diamond Stickles to Tilda’s dress and lots of Glossy Accents to their skates. All design paper is by My Mind’s Eye (MME). The Christmas trees were cut out from MME design paper and popped with dimensionals. The snow men were also cut out of MME paper and were popped as part of the pop up card. The “ice” was cut out using an oval nestability. The paper is some silver paper I found at AC Moore.
To create the pop up part is quite easy. I just measured out how far I wanted the images to stick out from the back of the card, then cut a piece of cardstock (make sure you cut it thin enough so it can’t be seen when looking at the card at eye level), put three scores into the cardstock strip, then I attached it to the image, the bottom of the card, and the back panel of the card. It truly is much easier than it looks.

Here’s a bird’s eye view:



All flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The sentiment is from Whiff of Joy. I cut the sentiment out with my oval nesties. The pearls are from Michael’s (Recollection brand). From this bird’s eye view, you can really see what I was talking about earlier about the strips of paper being attached to the pop up image and to the back panel of the card.

Whew, sorry for such a long post and thanks for reading this far :) Again, if anyone wants a tutorial, leave me a comment and let me know and I'd be happy to put one together. Thanks so much for stopping by. See you back here tomorrow :)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

I'm Back :)

Hi everyone!!! I know I’ve been gone forever. I want to thank all of you who have sent me such sweet e-mails and messages during my long break. While I was gone from blog land for several months, I have been crafting like crazy. I actually even did a craft show back in November which turned out to be pretty successful. I have so many cards to share with you and I am so incredibly excited to be back. I’ve had another great change in my life during this break. I got a new job! I left the corporate world and am now a Prosecuting Attorney. I love my job and I feel like I’m doing something that makes a difference which is very rewarding. So, in short, hubby and I (and the furbabies) are doing great. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and I wish you all a very happy new year. Now, onto my cards I have for you today :)





***Please click on the pictures to make them bigger, for some reason, I can't get the pictures bigger on the homepage. Thanks :) ***

I have been loving the easel card look and I can’t seem to stop making them :) My first card today is an easel card I did using Snow Fun, a Victoria Case image from Susana’s Custom Art and Card Design (SCACD). I love, love, love these images by Victoria case, they are so fun to color. I colored the image with copic markers (R89, R85, R83, and R81 for the pinks, B34 and B37 for the blues and W6 and W8 for the black hat on the snow man). The R81 series is my favorite line of pinks. I added Glossy Accents to the eyes and some Diamond Stickles. I then created my easel card (see instructions for how to create an easel card HERE. I made my card 5 ½ by 5 ½ (this is my favorite card size to make). I then created the top part of the card using design paper from K& Co. (last year’s Christmas paper stack). All cardstock is by Stampin Up (Ballet Blue and Rose Red). Next I added the snowflakes to the card. These are so cool, I got them at Michael’s and they are made by Me and My Big Ideas (I bought several packs because I thought they were so cool . . . hmmmm, may have to do some blog candy :)). Next, I added these beautiful roses to the center of the snowflakes. I got the roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. This is a company based in the UK and they make the most beautiful paper flowers I’ve ever seen. They are very reasonably priced. They have tons of colors and shipping was pretty quick, I definitely recommend them. Finally, I decorated the bottom portion of the easel card. I used the Fleur de Lis punch from Fiskars and then placed my sentiment (from a clear stamp set from Wal-Mart last Christmas) at the bottom. I then used dew drops along the top to hold the front panel up. I attached the front panel to the card using Scor Tape (this tape is so awesome, it’s very strong and is perfect for projects like this or for boxes, bags, etc.).



My second card uses another stamp from SCACD by Victoria Case. This one is called Winter and I just love her. This is a pretty simple card, but for some reason, I just love it :) I sold this card at the craft show and honestly, I was a little disappointed that it sold, I kind of wanted to keep it :) Anywho, I first colored my image with copics. I then mounted the image onto Real Red cardstock from Stampin Up. I then created my card base (which is 5 ½ by 5 ½). It’s a little hard to see in the picture, but the white paper is actually glitter paper from DCWV glitter stack. I layered that on top of my Real Red card base and then I added my design paper which is from My Mind’s Eye (my new favorite paper company). I then placed a panel of the white glitter paper across the card, first punching the bottom with Fiskar’s Threading Water edge punch. I then placed my image on top with dimensional. I added my sentiment (from Whiff of Joy) to the image with dimensionals. I added Glossy Accents to the girl’s eyes and the puppy’s nose and eyes (this is such a cool effect). I also added Diamond Stickles to her coat. Finally, I added the silver snowflakes (I got these at Michael’s, I can’t remember who makes them) and I added red roses from Wild Orchid Crafts to the center of the snowflakes. Easy peasy card to put together, but I love it :)

Well, I hope you enjoyed my projects today. I’d love to hear from you so please feel free to leave a comment if you have the time. I’ll be back tomorrow with some more projects.

Hugs, Christine
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