Wednesday, January 3, 2018

2017 Christmas Projects

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and a very Happy New Year. It's the beginning of the new year and it's time for me to do a little catch up with posting some of my Christmas projects for this past Christmas. Although I didn't take pictures of everything I made, ( bad me...:-( ) I did take pictures of some of them, and here they are.

First off, here are a sample of some of the Christmas cards that I made throughout the year for family, friends and coworkers. I gave out most of my favorites before I took pictures of them, ( again, bad me) but here are a few that I really liked for you to enjoy.

When making my cards, I like to use a variety of different styles and techniques as you can see. These cards here are mostly made using stamping and embossing techniques, although I did make a lot that I colored with my Copics that I didn't take pictures of ....sigh!

Next up are a couple of projects that I worked on that where inspired by projects from One Very Happy Bird at Happy Birds Glitter Nest.

You can find Happy Bird's video tutorial for this pot holder project here.

You'll find Happy Bird's video tutorial for these snowmen here.

You will see that my projects may be a little different from hers both from not having the same exact supplies as she had, and time constraints, but I'm still happy with the results. I love her projects, they are so much fun, and most of the supplies used can be found at your local dollar store to make them. So go check out her youtube channel for lots of inspiring ideas.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out some of my Christmas projects for 2017, and I hope you all have a wonderful new year to come.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge 261: Add an ornament

Now is that time of year when most of us have been busily working on Christmas cards and gifts, and to tell you the truth, I've been working on things off and on since January, and I'm probably not as far along as I'd hope to be, but I'm sure I'll make it. For this Merry Monday Christmas Challenge, we are to submit a card that has an ornament featured on it, and as luck would have it, I had several, the only hard part was choosing one for this challenge. This is the one I decided on.

The images I chose for this card where from the Bright Spirits stamp set, by Verve. I embossed 3 of the ornaments and also embossed the sentiment using gold embossing powder. The branch is from another stamp set I had in my stash that I don't have the name for at present. To color the ornaments, I used Gelly Roll gel pens to add some color and sparkle, which is hard to see in the photo.

I really love the way this card turned out, and I did make a few of them using different ornaments and colors. I hope the recipients enjoy them as much as I did making them.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Christmas Card Throwdown 16

Hi everyone, I know it's hard to think about making Christmas cards when it's almost 100 degrees outside, but I have been doing them off and on since January, along with other Christmas projects for gifts and such. I decided to use one of the cards that I just made for the current challenge at CCT, which is to create a card using either heat or dry embossing.

The card I made features the Holiday Bunnies stamp set by Memory Box. For the embossing, I used the Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder, and for the snowbank, I used a snowflake embossing folder from Darice. I colored the images with Copic markers, and added stickles to the lights and snowbank for a little shine.

Thanks for taking a look, and please leave me a comment, I love to hear what everyone thinks.

Saturday, August 19, 2017 more! MFT Camp Create: Awesome Ombre

I forgot, I have one more. I was waiting for the Glossy Accents to dry, so I could add my sentiment, and forgot to post!

This challenge is to use the ombre technique.

For this card, I decided to make an underwater scene using the ombre techneque for the water, starting off dark at the bottom, and getting lighter at the top, as if the sun where shining from above. I heat embossed bubbles from the Hero Arts Sea Life stamp set, and then added Glossy accents to the middle of each bubble. For the fish, I used one of the fish stamps from the same set, stamped them in purple and pink, cut them out, and attached them to the card with dimensional tape. I didn't have a stamp with the words I wanted to use, so I typed them out and cut them out with one of the label dies from the MFT Tag Builder Blueprint 6 die set, and inked the edges with the same ink I used for the ombre background. I didn't know what I wanted to put on the inside, because I'm not sure what I'm going to use it for, so I left it as is, and will add to the sentiment inside when I use it.

MFT Camp Create: Delightful Die Cutting

For the last activity for this camp session is to create something with die cuts.

My grandson needed a birthday card for one of his friends, so I made this birthday card that was more on the masculine side. I cut the largest star from one of the stars from the Spellbinder's star die set, and the smaller ones from a confetti die set that I have. The circle was made from the MFT Inside/Out circle die set. Happy Birthday was from stamps I had in my stash.

I really loved participating in this summer's camp create challenges, and I really hope they have it next year!

MFT Camp Create: Monochromatic Magic

Today's Camp Create challenge is to create something using monochromatic colors.

Here is my creation for this challenge. The striped background was made using the Just Rite Ticking Stripe background stamp. The snowflakes are from the Simon Says Stamp Marisa snowflake die. The stitched white rectangle is from the MFT Inside/Out rectangles, which I added some red inking to the edges to add to the monochromatic effect. The ribbon was some ribbon I had in my stash that I thought would go nicely.

Now on to the next day!

MFT Camp Create: Background Bonanza

Hi everyone, here we are with day three's challenge at the MFT's Camp Create, which is, Background Bonanza.

For my background, I used a stencil that I received from a stencil and stamp set form Recollections. I used blue and purple ink to ink the stencil. For my image, I used stamps from the MFT's stamp set, Beary Special Birthday.