Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Tag with Ribbon Pleating

Herro again! I made it back in time to submit a tag for this week's Make it Monday Challenge at PTI. Since this is a tag, I believe I can enter it into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge as well! I'm only double-dipping, is that okay? hahah. ^_~

I definitely see myself using this card on one of Momma O's (mom-in-law) Christmas presents. I hope to kind of go crazy with crafty wrapping embellishments this year, from giant bows to specially-wrapped stocking stuffers!

The sentiment isn't as clear as I'd like, but I think it's still readable. I used Stylish Sentiments: Holiday, Half and Half (one of the dies as well), damask snowflakes with vintage cream felt, Seedless Preserves Distress Ink, Perfect Pearls Mists, and Stone twine from the Twinery.

And of course I had to top it off with some adorable jingle bells! the 9mm are the perfect size for embellishing.

Have a great one guys!


Monday, November 28, 2011

Masculine Birthday

I hope everyone had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving! =) I was super busy helping out with the turkey dinner, but it was very fun and all the food turned out delicious.

Just a quick card post; I've been crafting for a bit when I just realized how late it was! haha. Time flies when yo\u get into the 'zone'. This card is for a classmate of mine. We're doing a bit of a birthday bash with cupcakes and goodies before class tomorrow evening. Hopefully he likes it!

I've been working so much with reds and greens for Christmas, and I couldn't seem to stay away from them with this card! I think the Hawaiian Shores helps balance that out though.

I hope to get a chance to create a card with the current Make it Monday technique that Dawn posted. I think the ribbon pleating is so cute!

Take care guys, talk to ye soon!


Friday, November 18, 2011

Almost done!

Almost done with school! I still have some big tests and projects to finish, but I'm really really excited for this semester to be over. I am definitely ready for the winter break, haha!

Here is an Anniversary Card for my fiance's sister. I love it when I get requests to make cards, they're a fun challenge.

Only a day left of the Holiday Card Boot Camp! that makes me a bit sad that it's already over, but it was a really fun class! =) and it gave me a ton of inspiration that I'll show as I gradually complete my holiday crafts.

Take care peeps!


PTI stamps: Modern Wood Mats, Postmarks, Half & Half, Mega Mixed Messages
Woodgrain impression plate
Dies: mat stack 1, turning a new leaf, postmark, tiny tags, half & half.

Monday, November 14, 2011

HCBC Day 6

Herro again! I just got my package of PTI goodies hooray! among the stamps I received was Stylish Sentiments: Holiday. It is a truly beautiful set; I fell in love with it right away!

I've never used the Signo Uni-ball white gel pen until now--and WOW! holy cow this pen is amazing. Usually I have to coax the ink out by scribbling on a piece of scrap paper vivaciously. But not this little guy! You barely have to place the pen tip to the cardstock and the ink flows. I'm a true believer now!

I've been waiting to use this little mug die-cut for a while. I stamped is as a tester for an ink pad and then it just sat around for a while, hiding under all of the clutter and scraps on my desk. But tonight it was the perfect little focal point for this round card. cocoa anyone? Haha. Last week when my honey and I were shopping, he pointed over to the dairy section and made me aware of the presence of--gasp--eggnog!! I love the stuff, but egads I must resist a whee bit longer. If I started drinking it this early in the season I'd have my winter 'coat' sooner than I'd expect! hahaha.

Anywho, have a great week peeps! Take care.


Friday, November 11, 2011

Holiday Card Boot Camp Post 2!!

Hello! I found some time to whip up another Holiday-inspired card! It's based off of Day 3's post. I don't have any embossing folders, so unfortunately I couldn't duplicate that technique, but I really enjoyed putting together this window card!

I'm still trying to figure out the best way to adhere glitter. I use a 2-way glue pen to help Judikins Sticky Stuff stick to the surface a little bit better, but that doesn't really help how it adheres to stamped images (even with a freshly reinked versamark pad the powder doesn't like to stick very well). I'll keep experimenting though, haha!

I used Turning a New Leaf for my tree 'bough', Candy Cane Christmas for the ornament and the striped stamp at the bottom, Modern Wood Mats for the sentiment frame, Holiday Lights for the sentiment, and Text Style I for the background (I'm just a whee bit obsessed with PTI, hee hee!)

Take Care Peeps!


Monday, November 7, 2011

Oh so busy!

Whew! Had a busy oh...I dunno, entire month there? hahaha. It went by like a blurr! Disneyland, birthday, school, work (oh my!).
Anywho, I'm here to show you this project to start off the Holiday Card Boot Camp class that I'm attending. I am so uber jazzed about this class! It's already so inspiring and so much fun.

Since I don't have the Picket Fence White Distress Stain that Kristina used, I did a bit of a reversed technique and used versamark to darken the piece of cardstock on the right. I think I'm getting more and more practiced with using glitter, but it is still incredibly messy. I think my socks are still leaving trails of sparkle around the house, lol!

I have a package from Simon Says Stamp with a few goodies that should be on it's way soon, and another order from PTI. I've been reading some of the forums lately that show quite a few disgruntled customers concerning poor customer service and time management (I have only learned snippets - I don't know the full story). I certainly love the designers and the products so much that I'll stick by some squeaky times.

Have a great start of the week peeps, see ya soon!