November 30, 2010

Rollin' By Christmas - Remember When

Hi everyone.
Well I don't have any projects that match any challenge this week, but I was very busy putting together some treat boxes for people at work and my gal pals. PLUS.... I just have to post this card. I made it for my gal pals get-to-gether this week, along with a small treat box of chocolates. After I completed the card, I just stood and looked at it and LAUGHED.... It reminds me of my childhood when I actually wore those kind of skates! So now........ Now I'll just have to make another one for my sister.  Here is my card.

My gal pal Nancy of  Nanc's Niche' (mother to my up line Nance of Canopy Crafts) showed me this post card she had from a few years back. Well I just cracked up when I saw it and asked her if I could scan it. I knew I had to use it on a card for people of my generation. Isn't she adorable?
The card base is 5" square that is embossed with the CB snowflake embossing folder. I added a strip of Jolly Holidays DSP on the front to cover the spot where the emboss folder did not cover as it is only 4 inches across.
The original post card was round, so I scanned it printed it out on photo paper, then cut it out with some dies rings. I cut  double mats with my Cricut in WW and Rose Red, and glued to the front.
I just made up the sentiment in my head... printed it in a WORD document and tried to match the color, then punch it out with XL Oval punch. I cut a rose red mat with the Sizzix Ovals die using the smallest oval of the three. I glued the sentiment to the mat, added a scrap of ribbon from my stash, held it with old olive brad and popped it up with a few dimensionals.

Will ya check out those roller skates! Remember those??? I'm sure there are few of you out there that DO remember.... YOU know who are you. The skates clamped on your shoes and you needed a skate key to tighten them.
Picture this....... you're skating along and .... you feel of the clamps is loose and slips off your shoe........... OH NO.... it dragging on the pavement. As you attempt to slow down and fix it you start to yell..... "Hey guys.... wait for me"!
I sure hope that no one getting this sees it too soon, but I couldn't wait. It just makes me SMILE! 

The inside is very simple.... Stamped snowflakes in olive on card back, and stamped in rose red along with  a sentiment on WW circle. Another circle for the mat again on Rose CS and glued to the inside.
 Well that's it. but I just LOVE that little girl. I'll be using her again.  Hope you liked her too!

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November 20, 2010

PPA#69 FABRIC CAS - Peace on Earth

Hi everyone.
I decided to post my card today for the Pals Paper Arts #69 FABRIC CAS challenge. At first glance it doesn't seem to be Clean And Simple, but it actually is, well to me anyway. I guess I'm referring to the creation of the card because the Jolly Holidays DSP seems pretty busy. Right? but oh soooooooo pretty. The Fabric I choose to work with is some yummy PT green felt, and the color looks pretty close to Pear Pizzazz - don't you think?. It cuts like butter and feels even better. Now here is my card.

 I started with a base of Natural Ivory CS scored and folded to make an A2 horizontal card. I layered that with a piece of Jolly Holidays DSP.  For the second layer I made a strip using another pattern of the same DSP on a strip of Ivory CS and glued it to the front of my card.

Layer 3 is two PT die cuts; one circle of ivory stamped with the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler which is glued to a scallop circle of green felt. Then I took a very thin strip of felt tied it in a cute little bow and added a red rhinestone to the center. The whole grouping was popped up with three dimensionals.

I could have stopped there, but I punched the two step bird out of both ivory and DSP. I shaded the bird and branches with some cherry cobbler ink, then tucked the branches under the sentiment and popped the bird up with two layers of dimensionals so the bird was just a tad higher than the sentiment circles.

The inside sentiment was stamped in cherry cobbler with touches of the front theme in the lower corner. Done!

Hope you like my post today. 
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November 14, 2010

Paper Players #24 Color challenge

Hi everyone.
I posting tonight from my brand new laptop.. Whooo hoo. Now I just have to figure out how to use it. I'm not to swift with new technology... ask my friends that always have to help me!  (you know who you are, and thanks for always being there for me).
Well enough of that. I am just so happy to be able to play along this week in the Paper Players #24 Color challenge. Here are the colors we are to use for this week's challenge.

The design I decided to go with is very simple and requires little explanation. Along with the Cherry Cobbler & Artichoke,  I used Whisper White for my neutral with a touch of Crumb Cake ink. 

I started with a base of Cherry Cobbler CS. Layer two is a mat of Artichoke and layer three is the focal point of an ornament from Delightful Decorations stamped in cobbler on Whisper White. The string bow is from Berry Christmas stamped in Crumb Cake, as is the sentiment from Four The Holidays.

I then added some dimension with leaves from a Sizzix die, and topped that with a 5 point flower punched in cobbler and topped that with a WW snowflake.
   I also added some glitz by putting a quartz colored rhinestones in the middle of the snowflake as well as the center of the ornament. It's hard to see, but I thought the quartz colored rhinestone would look better with the crumb cake ink than a clear one. 

Here's a peek at the inside... with carried over elements of the front except I popped the ornament with a dimensional so it would show up against the cobbler CS. The sentiment is from a retired a set.  

When I finished I was looking at the scraps on the table and decided to make a second card but I flip flopped it in the opposite colors. Even though this doesn't count for the challenge, I wanted to post it too.

I thought the leaves got lost in the all the green, so I changed it up a bit, and added red rhinestones in groups of three to resemble holly. What do think?

Here's a peek at the inside of the second card, again with a touch of the front elements.

Well I was really liking these colors, so why stop there......... I decided to use up more scraps and added them to this little box I had started yesterday. The main box is made of Pear Pizzazz.

 I decorated it with some scrap Christmas DSP,  and more cobbler & DSP scraps on the sides. On top another 5 point flower in punched in cobbler with a polka dot flower and a brad for the center. This flower sets atop a few artichoke leaves, and both are attached with the flower center brad to a sentiment stamped on a Decorative Label popped up with a few dimensionals. I then added a pretty bow but I didn't have cobbler so I used some burgundy I had in my stash.

Here's final picture of the group from my afternoon of fun. I hope you like them.

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 they just make my day!

November 4, 2010

French Foliage JAI42 sketch challenge

Hi all.
I have good news and some bad news. The bad news is... My home computer is DOWN AGAIN!!! OMG... Fried monitor. The good news is I emailed myself a few photos at work of some cards I made just prior to the big FRY thing at home. So I happen to have (at work on lunch hour), a card I think might work for the sketch challenge #42 at Just Add Ink.  Here is the sketch #42 at JAI

and here is my card.

I used the French Foliage Stamp set - My FAVORITE from the mini catty. I started with a cherry cobbler base and Very Vanilla CS as well as some pieces of Elegant Soiree' DSP.
I stamped a crackle BG stamp on the VV in Close to Cocoa ink, then used the French Foliage stamps in Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz, More Mustard Soft Suade inks. I tore the two sides of the VV CS and distressed all edges with Soft Suade ink. I tore the same two edges of the DSP mat and distressed all edges the same way. I glued the VV piece to DSP piece and wrapped with a piece of chocolate chip ribbon.  I then rolled the corner over with a pencil to make it curl over just a bit before adding it to card front.  .
The sentiment was done the same way as the VV piece then punched with the Decorative label punch, double matted with Cherry Cobbler CS of a second decorative label piece and popped up with a few dimensionals.

The inside was done the same as the front pieces with DSP on top at the left side of the VV CS.
I hope you like it.

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