Saturday, November 26, 2011

Shaving Cream Technique Card

Hi everyone! Did you all survive the Black Friday sales? Nope, I don't go to them, too wild and crazy for me, ha!

Today I'm going to share a card kit that my upline, Chanda, sent to me recently. Isn't it so pretty?! I love the colors that she used and boy is it ever pretty in real life, this picture does not do the card justice! You can find Chanda's card HERE and the list of supplies that she used to make this card. If you would like to watch a video on how to make the shaving cream section of this card, you can see one HERE.

Well, I'm off to the craft room to start on my Christmas cards, hope you all have a great wee-end! Mary

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Cards 2011

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! I've got all of my side dishes made and my turkey breast roll is in the crock-pot cooking, so I thought I would share my two cards that I made with you. Aren't these little turkeys cute! I'm sending these to two young ladies who are in Fort Leonard Wood, MO. going thru basic training. I found the request for cards for the young ladies over on SCS and thought these turkeys were too cute not to share with them! I found the directions on how to make the turkeys HERE. Inside sentiment reads, "Happy Thanksgiving".

All the supplies are from Stampin' Up!

Card stock; Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Black and Whisper White

Punches; Owl Builder, 5-Petal, Scallop circle and Scallop Ribbon

Embossing folders; Hounds tooth and Square Lattice

Linen thread

I think that is all for this card. I hope you all have a wonderful day with your families! Oh, and try to have a crafty one too!!!! Mary

Monday, November 21, 2011

Christmas Card, Take #3

Happy Monday to all of you, hope your week is off to a great start! Today I'm sharing another Christmas card that I made. Isn't it beautiful!! No, I'm not bragging, as it is not my design. I found this card on another stampers blog HERE. Didn't she do a lovely job?!! I just love the clean and simple design of this card and it goes together so quickly, which I need, as I need to make around 30 Christmas cards yet, yikes!! As you can see, I did add a thin piece of red card stock and three pearls to the card to make it my own. Now I didn't have the same pine cone stamp as she used, so I found the one I had in my stash of older stamps and I think it works just as well. I did add three small punched out berries and some Dazzling Diamonds to the snow on the pine cones. Sentiment inside reads "Merry Christmas".

Card Recipe:

Stamp set: Peaceful Season (retired) SU
Pine cone is non- SU
Card stock: Whisper White and Real Red- SU
Ink: Black- SU
Markers: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip- SU
Dazzling Diamonds-SU
Punch- Scalloped Edge Border punch and Owl Builder Punch- SU

Hope you all enjoyed my share today and hope you all have a crafty day too! Mary

Monday, November 14, 2011

Crosses of Hope

Hello to all of you! The card I'm sharing today is for a lady who has pancreatic cancer and has decided not to receive treatment. Her daughter requested cards for her and I immediately thought of this stamp set. It is one that is passed over by many in the Stampin' Up! catalog but it has so many occasions you can use it for.

This is one card that I envisioned and it actually turned out like I envisioned it to be! Boy that doesn't happen very often either. I first stamped the image and cut it out, then I laid it on my card stock and sponged over the cross mask so that when I put the finished cross on, it would have the sponged blue background. I used my Martha Stewart fern punch (so glad I got that years ago!). The rest of the supplies are from Stampin' Up!

Card Recipe:

Stamp set: Crosses of Hope (page 77)
Card stock: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive and Pretty In Pink
Ink: Baja Breeze and Black Stazon
Markers: Pretty In Pink, Certainly Celery and Old Olive
Ribbon: Whisper White
Seam Binding: Baja Breeze
Scallop Trim Border punch

Well this is all for my share today, thanks for stopping in and have a crafty day! Mary

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving 2011

Good day to all of you! First I would like to take this time to say "Thank You" to all those who have served or still serving in the Armed Forces. Thank you for the many sacrifices that you have made to keep our country save and free for all of us to enjoy! I know many resturants will be offering free breakfast, lunch and dinners to all veterans on this day.

Here is a card that I will be mailing out once it gets closer to Thanksgiving to someone, I don't want to say who, as they read my blog from time to time. My friend Chanda, sent a card like this one to us when one of our relatives passed away last year. I really liked the layout so I kept the card. Yep, I get out the handmade cards that I receive and look at them from time to time! Chanda sent me the necessary pieces so that I could make this card for myself. She cut out pieces of thin cardboard to use as masks, than you take a piece of sponge and apply the colors of ink that you want for the background. It is a fairly simple thing to do, and I will be making some more of these again. I than used a marker, the fine line tip, and free-hand the line on the front. I used gold embossing powder on my leaves and a sponge dauber and sponged some ink on those. Sentiment inside reads, Happy Thanksgiving.

Card Recipe (all products are Stampin' Up!)

Card Stock; Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink; Old Olive, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Soft Suede and VersaMark
Stamp sets; French Foliage and Gently Falling

Thanks for stopping in to see my creations, I appreciate you!! Mary

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

It's a Wrap Holiday

Hi everyone, happy Wednesday! I hope you all are staying warm, it's cold here. Still trying to get use to the time change.

Today I want to share with you a card that I made to send to one of my clients who will be moving to another city soon and I wanted to send her a Thanksgiving card to welcome her to her new apartment. This will be a big life changing move for her, so I want to send her a card to let her know that I'm thinking of her. The stamp that I used was made to stamp onto Avery address labels, which you than wrap around a Hershey's nugget. I've seen other cards made with this stamp in this layout, so I wanted to try one too. The inside sentiment, of course, says "Happy Thanksgiving". I used VerasMark ink and clear embossing powder, I than used my sponge daubers to apply the colors to the embossed image.

Card Recipe, All products are from Stampin' Up!

Card stock; Old Olive, So Saffron, Very Vanilla and Pumpkin Pie
Ink; Pool Party, Old Olive, So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie
Embossing Folder; Square Lattice
Whisper White ribbon

There you have it, quick and simple! Thanks for stopping by, see you soon...................Mary

Monday, November 7, 2011

RAK Card for a Little Boy

Good day everyone! Hope you had a wonderful week-end!

I would like to share with you a card that I made for a little boy, 3 years old, who is fighting cancer. I found the request for cards on Splitcoaststampers and decided to make one to send to him. The person who requested the cards stated that he liked football, baseball and basketball. I used a set that I found on e-bay quite awhile back, thinking that it would be a good set to have on hand to make some boy cards with, so I was glad that I had it and could finally use it! The stamp set is a retired one called Two-step stamping Good Sport. I didn't use the second part of this set, just the ball images. All paper is from Stampin' Up, as is the ink.

Thanks for dropping in to see my creations, have a great day! Mary

Friday, November 4, 2011

FREE MDS Digital Downloads from Stampin' Up

Hey everyone today starts the free digital downloads from Stampin' Up! I believe you get a total of 4 free! Way cool! All you need to do if fill out a survey HERE, or HERE If they get over 50,000 to fill out the survey they will add a 5th one for free! I believe this runs thru the 7th. Have a wonderful day!


Peaceful Season 2011

Hi everyone! Hope your week has been going along well! Things have slowed down some here, for right now, but who knows what tomorrow will bring, right?!

Today I'm sharing a second card that I thought about using for my Christmas cards this year. My friend, Chanda, sent me a card kit last year for this card, but I did change it some. I'm trying to make sure that my cards are pretty flat so I don't have to pay extra postage, so I left the pretty brad off. I did add a tree that I made from the Petite Pennants builder punch. The little tree stand is a stamp from the Pennant Parade. I used the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder that I brayed some Crumb Cake ink too, it looks like I could have added just a touch more of the Crumb Cake ink to it to make the embossing stand out some more. The sentiment stamp is from the retired Peaceful Season's set that was offered as a mini catalog hostess set last year.
Once again, I'm stumped on what sentiment to stamp on the inside of my card, any suggestions?

I appreciate you taking the time to stop in to see my cards, I appreciate it so very much! Mary

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Peace On Earth

Hi everyone! Hope you all survived all of the little goblins and ghouls that made the rounds on Monday. We ran out of goodies, so we had to shut off our front porch light!

It hit me the other day that Christmas is coming..SOON!! So I've been playing around with my Christmas stamps trying to design a card for the one's I will be mailing out this year. Yes, this card does look very familiar, doesn't it. That's because I made one very similar last year, but this time around I used a brayer and applied the ink to the embossing folder that I used instead of sponging the background. Applying the ink to the background makes this card very simple and FAST to make. I used some Bashful Blue ink for the background and Black for the sentiment. I also used the Northern Flurries embossing folder. I used some Heat and Stick powder, than added some Dazzling Diamonds to give the snowflakes for sparkle. Now I'm trying to decide what sentiment to stamp on the inside of the card. Any suggestions??

Well off to try another idea, maybe this will be my Christmas card this year, we shall see. Thanks for stopping by to see me! Mary