Sunday, November 27, 2011


I thought the woman looks thoughtful, pensive, so I stamped the "Thinking of you" sentiment following the sketch for Lily Pad Cards and will be sending this card to my next partner.    

Hero Arts Digital Design Kit The Art of Style - woman at the window
Hero Arts Special Note of Thanks CL499
Nestabilities - Lacy Circle

Martha Stewart Scoring Board

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Buttons, Buttons, Who's Got the Buttons!

Not just a card... nope, it's a card holder!  The paper was cut on my local stamp store's die-cutter - major die- cut machine, from a 12" X 12" card stock sheet.  The bottoms fold up on the inside and are glued so they form pockets for about 3 cards and envelopes in each side pocket.  I glued ribbon inside so it would tie on the outside - pre-cut slots for the ribbon.  I used the Skyland Birds from my Hero Arts Digital Design Kit, The Art of Style, some light touches of Distress Inks Wild Honey and Broken China, and thought buttons would be perfect since it's not shipping in the mail.  I tied embroidery floss in the button holes.  I like the way it turned out.   I have a photo below of the inside of another card holder so you can see how it's put together.  I put together a total of 15 and I just found one I missed... sigh...

I'm entering this in the Lily Pad Cards Simon Says Product Challenge.  Have fun stamping!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

I love this little deer!

I love using the Hero Arts Young Deer (D5234) and this great Hero Arts House with Plant (G5430) for scenes.  Here I have wonderful snow drifts and even a Hero Arts tree from the Holiday Dolls (CL357) clear stamp set.  I gave my granddaughter that little deer and stamped a ton of this darling for me. I hope having other items besides a woodland creature is ok for entering into  Wee Memories contest which runs for TWO WEEKS!   If not, I understand.  

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Oh NO! Not another tag???

I had colored about 4 of these lovely Hero Arts Classic Holly (CG229) branch and then thought some of them were too close together when I had the "brilliant" idea of creating tags out of these.  This is my first tag and I will be using the others as part of a gift bag to my friends at work.  I've never created and given tags before, so it'll be a surprise.  I curved the Hero Arts Christmas Sayings (CL343) for a tag sentiment.  I love Copic markers and the vibrancy they bring to an image, so I had to use my Copics here.

I dearly love the butterfly die-cut (Prickly Pear) and had to use it with the Holly.  A lot of Diamond Stickles  on the butterfly and branch and Xmas Red Stickles on the berries to complete this simple tag.    I am entering this is Lily Pad Cards challenge for texture.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

A Penny Black Moment

I just love this little bear - won him last year... I think he's a him... I used Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and Antique Linen - love the brown tones with this bear.  The chimney is a red brown, just like they should be.  hehehe  I finally used my Martha Stuart thing-a-ma-jig, to create the stenciling on my card.   Love the way White Enamel Accents adds texture and the Xmas Red Stickles is just perfect on the red hat.  I'm entering the Penny Black challenge.for this month - All Creatures Great and Small.  What a delightful title.  I've read a wonderful book by that title a long time ago now by Alf Wight a British Veterinary Surgeon, who wrote under the pseudonym James Herriot.  His books made me laugh so hard, I had tears in my eyes.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Tags, Tags, and More Tags

Here's a little tag that had to happen - I love the paper and had just enough to make a little tag, with the help of my Cuttlebug and Spellbinder dies ( Tag and Olivia Alphabet).  I bought some Glitter Paper from Michaels and have been having all kinds of fun.  I'm entering this first tag in Casual Fridays challenge for a clean and casual tag as well as Lily Pad Cards for their texture challenge.  
And here are the rest of the tags for the gang at work.  Whew!  Lots of work and glitter.

Frank's tag is all glittery with Diamond Stickles all over that cute Hero Arts Winking Reindeer (H5457).  I used lots of Spellbinder die-cuts - oval, Olivia alphabet and base.
 This is a tag for Jean and Mike - lots of glitter and shine.  And you can't have too many die-cuts, can you?  I used the Hero Arts House with Plant (G5430).
I just thought this couple was so cute and perfect for Angela.
 Kevin's getting a car to bring a tree home.  hehehe.  This little Hero Arts Car with Tree (F5528) is so cute!  I had to glitter a bit on the car and tree too.
 Michael gets a sun behind his car, so he can have a sunny day to bring his tree home.
 Patricia's tag is all about the curves.  I really like the blues in it.
 Richard got the odd colored tree, just because.... I just thought it suited him... not that he's odd, just liked it.  The tree is from Hero Arts Holiday Dolls (CL357)
 I hope you like them all.  Rather glittery and shiny, but FUN!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tags Galore

This tag is for Ed - snow falling down and lots of glitter.  

A tag for Ruby Duby - it just rhymes, not her real name.  This little dear has a glittery red shirt.

A tag for Sneh - some snow people to make her day.
I wanted to create some glittery tags and surprise these wonderful people.  I had this die for some time and never used it.  When we had our October challenge (TAGS) on the Die Cut Divas, I just thought what a natural large tag this would make.  And it is.  The second tag is the same as the other two, but I sponged distress ink Wild Honey on it which made it all bronzy.   

I'm entering Sneh's tag for the texture challenge at Lily Pad Cards - Simon Says Stamp is the sponsor.  Hope Tags are ok.  Night, night now.