Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gel-a-tins Wednesday - Heat Embossing

I haven't posted since last Wednesday. I went to Baltimore to visit my brother last week and had a great Thanksgiving. We did our Thanksgiving Day ritual. I went to the pool with my brother Bob Bowman at 5 a.m. and I ran 5 miles and then walked and biked for another hour while he coached practice. Michael Phelps was there practicing with the other swimmers and he looked like he's ready for London 2012. When we left I was ready to eat everything I could - and I did - and it was all so good!!

Today I'm sharing my Gel-a-tins Wednesday card. This card uses the Gel-a-tins Fancy Doily Stamp Set and heat embossing. For all the details check out the Gel-a-tins Blog. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Gel-a-tins Wednesday - Making Coasters

It's Wednesday again, and this week on the Gel-a-tins blog I have a tutorial on how to make these cute coasters using the Fancy Doily Stamp set. I made one for Fall, Christmas and Valentines. Check out the Gel-a-tins blog for the details. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Impression Obsession CAS Christmas Tree Card

I made this card for the current Impression Obsession Challenge - to make a card with stamps only - no patterned paper. I wanted to make a Christmas card since it is the season, but I only have a couple of Impression Obsession holiday stamps, so I tried to think of a way to use this cute little Dotty Tree stamp and here's what I came up with. Simple and cute I think. Thanks for taking a look!

1. Card stock - Whisper White - Stampin' Up, Red - Michaels
2. Stamp - Dotty Trees - Impression Obsession
3. Ink - London Fog - Memento
4. Markers - Assorted Colors - Copic

Monday, November 21, 2011

Hero Arts Holiday Trees Card

Yay!! I finally had time to make a card. I have so many new Hero Arts Christmas stamps that I've been dying to use so tonight I used some of my new stamps for this card. I wanted to be more like my friend Barb and have an interesting embossed background so I used clear embossing powder on the background, then sponged over it with Iced Spruce and Broken China Distress Inks and sprayed it with Vanilla Smooch Spritz Spray. You can't really tell, but the background is very shiny from the Smooch Spritz. Then I stamped the trees in Iced Spruce and Broken China, cut them out, and adhered with foam tape. No challenges for this one - just fun for me. Thanks for taking a look!!

1. Card stock - Whisper White, Baha Breeze - Stampin' Up
2. Stamps - Christmas Reindeer, Holiday Background - Hero Arts
3. Distress Inks - Iced Spruce, Broken China - Tim Holtz
4. Embossing Powder - Crystal - Martha Stewart
5. Heat Tool - Heat It - Ranger

Stamper's Sampler & Charleston

I don't have a new card today since I've been super busy since last Thursday. But, I did find out that I have a card published in the new Stamper's Sampler in the newspaper challenge section. I thought I would share some pictures from my trip to Charleston with my friend Liliana. We had a great time! Hopefully, I can get a card made before I leave for Baltimore Wednesday morning. Thanks for stopping by!

The famous Rainbow Row
One of the many churches in downtown Charleston

Here we are at the Battery.
View of the new Cooper River Bridge from the Battery.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Gel-a-tins Wednesday & more

It's Wednesday, that means it's my day to be featured on the Gel-a-tins blog. This week I'm featuring a sympathy card that I made with a Gel-a-tins stamp set called Fancy Doily and lots of distress inks. Head on over to the Gel-a-tins blog for more info. And, I've also included a few pictures of the ladies at Stamp Camp last week. Thanks for stopping by!

Paige & Beverly having fun!!
TK working with stockings
Beverly my neighbor and friend

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Ginger Joy - Penny Black

I promise this is my last post of today!! I've made so many cards this weekend. It's the last real free time I'll have until the Sunday after Thanksgiving and I've been itching to get to some of my new Christmas stamps. I even made a few other projects that I'll share later!!

I didn't make this card for any challenge - I just made it for fun. When I saw my friend Barb make a card with this stamp, I thought it was so cute. When I saw it at my local stamp store, I just had to have it (willpower when it comes to stamps is not my thing!) He's called Ginger Joy and he's by Penny Black. Thanks for taking look!!

1. Card stock - Whisper White, Real Red
2. Decorative Paper - Recollections
3. Stamp - Ginger Joy - Penny Black
4. Ink - Tuxedo Black - Memento
5. Die - Top Note - Stampin' Up
6. Markers - assorted colors - Copic
7. Foam Tape - Stampin' Dimensionals - Stampin' Up

Lawnscaping Challenge #21 - Thanks!!

I made this card for the current Lawnscaping Challenge #21 - Thanks. I used the typewriter from the Lawn Fawn Just My Type stamp set and the Thanks Friend is from the Lawn Fawn Critters in the Forest stamp set. I thought I would do this card in Basic Gray instead of black so the ink is gray and I had this striped gray ribbon that I thought I would use since I was working with gray. Thanks for taking a look!!

Here's my card. 

1. Card stock - Basic Gray, Whisper White - Stampin' Up
2. Decorative paper - Coordinations
3. Stamps - Just My Type, Critters in the Forest - Stampin' Up
4. Ink - Basic Gray - Stampin' Up
5. Ribbon - Basic Gray - Stampin' Up

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge - Tag You're It

I made this tag for the current CAS-ual Fridays Challenge to make a tag and for the Hero Arts November Tag and Bling Challenge. The stamp is Hero Arts Winking Reindeer. Thanks for taking a look!!

Here's my card.

1. Tag - The Paper Studio
2. Stamp - Winking Reindeer - Hero Arts
3. Ink - Tuxedo Black - Memento
4. Markers - Copic - Chamois & Sepia
5. Rhinestones - Queen & Co.
6. Striped Paper - Recollections
7. Twine - The Twinery

Play Date Cafe - Snowman

** This card was "Cream in Our Coffee" at the Play Date Cafe!!**

I made this card for the current Play Date Cafe Challenge. The challenge is to use black and white and a splash of orange. I tried to think of something Thanksgiving related, but all I could come up with was my favorite winter image - the snowman. So here's my simple little snowman with an orange nose of course. Thanks for taking a look!!

Here's my card. 

1. Make card from black card stock.
2. Die cut a 3.5 inch circle from white paper and adhere to card with foam tape.
3. Cut 2 black and white rectangles for the hat and adhere with foam tape
4. Add black pearls for eyes and mouth.
5. Cut orange triangle for nose and adhere with foam tape. 

1. Card stock - Black, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie - Stampin' Up
2. Pearls - Prima
3. Circle Die - Sizzix

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Gift Card Tin Using Gel-a-tins Stamps

Here's my first project that was highlighted on the Gel-a-tins Blog and Facebook page last Wednesday. Each design team member has a different day of the week and my day is Wednesday. The stamp set I am using this month is called Fancy Doily. It has 3 sentiments and one large medallion stamp. I repeatedly stamped the medallion in different color distress inks to make the background. For more info on this gift card holder check out the Gel-a-tins blog.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thanksgiving at Stamp Camp

Here are the two Thanksgiving cards we're making tonight at Stamp Camp. Sorry the pictures aren't great - it's hard for me to get good pictures when I don't have daylight!! The one with the leaves uses Stampin' Up Day Of Gratitude and I CASed it from Understandblue on Splitcoast. The one with the tree uses Stampin' Up's Season of Friendship and I CASed it from Bon2Scrap on Splitcoast. Thanks for taking a look. Hopefully I'll have some of my new creations up soon!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Cas-ual Fridays Over the Edge

I made this card for the Cas-ual Fridays Challenge #27 Over the Edge. I paper pieced some new super cute Paper Smooches stamp with Basic Grey Sweet Threads paper. Thanks for taking a look!

1. Card stock - Whisper White
2. Ink - Black (Stampin' Up)
3. Stamp Set - Wake Up (Paper Smooches)
4. Decorative Paper - Sweet Threads (Basic Grey)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Christmas Stockings

Here's another card for this week's Stamp Camp. All the materials are from Stampin' Up. I used some scrap Decorative Christmas Paper to punch the stockings with the really cute Stocking Builder Punch and for the top strip I used the Scalloped Border Punch. The papers are Old Olive and Very Vanilla, the stamp is Four The Holidays, and the ink is Cherry Cobbler. Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

CAS Christmas & more

I've been super busy making some things I can't share here lately, so I haven't had time to make cards for all my favorite challenges. But, I made a few simple CAS Christmas cards for Stamp Camp on Thursday. The ladies make a lot of cards in 2 hrs so I try to keep them relatively quick and easy to make. The first one uses Festive & Fun by Stampin Up and the second one is Merry Winter. I still have to come up with a few more cards. I've also included a pic of our crafty area which is amazingly clean this far ahead of time. I was busy this weekend picking things up. 

Today is my birthday, but I'm doing most of my celebrating next week. I'm taking a long weekend next week to Charleston with my good friend and I can't wait!! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 4, 2011

YCU Blog Hop - Masculine Happy Birthday

Welcome to the Young Crafters Unite Masculine Cards Blog Hop. Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to leave a comment on all the members of the hop for a chance to win some wonderful prizes! The sponsors for this hop are Simon Says Stamp who will be donating two $25 gift certificates and Paper Smooches who will be giving a way the new My Guy stamp set. The winners will be posted on the YCU blog on Tuesday, November 8. 

I'm also entering this card into the YCU Masculine Cards challenge this week. You too can enter this challenge. You have until November 15 to enter your masculine card. 

Here is the masculine card I made. It features some of my favorite things, these brown letters, chevrons and Fabrips.

You should have come to me from the super crafty Efrat S. and now you should go to the very talented Paulina Nakamura. Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Snow Much Fun - Impression Obsession Challenge

I made this card for the Impression Obsession - Snow Much Fun Challenge. I just LOVE this stamp I found at my local stamp store - The Stamping Place and Scrapbook Station in West Columbia. I'm so lucky to live near such an awesome store with so many different stamps to choose from. I love snowmen and this stamp is so cute and so much fun to color. Thanks for taking a look!!

1. Card stock - Whisper White (Stampin' Up)
2. Decorative Paper - Bright and Jolly (Recollections)
3. Ink - Black (Memento)
4. Stamp - Snowman with Ornament (Impression Obsession)
5. Markers - assorted colors (Copic)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Gel-a-Tins Design Team Intro

I'm very excited because today I'm being introduced on the Gel-a-tins Stamps Blog as a member of their new design team. Each day for the next 5 days they will introduce a design team member. Check out the Gel-a-tins Blog meet all the new girls. You can also Like Gel-a-tins on Facebook to keep updated on our current projects. 

Here's a quick card I made with some different Gel-a-tins stamp sets to say Hi to all the Gel-a-tin fans out there checking out the blog today. I was experimenting with this color combination. I used You Spin Me Around, Pet Shop and Build a Set Large Lowercase stamp sets. I love how these stamps are so versatile and how the different sets work together so well. I'm entering this card into the current Wee Memories Challenge since I added some brads to it. 

Here's my card. 

1. Card Stock - Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi (Stampin' Up)
2. Stamps - You Spin Me Round, Pet Shop, Build a Set Large Lowercase (Gel-a-tins)
3. Ink - Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up)
4. Brads - Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up)
You Spin Me Round 
Pet Shop

Build a Set Large Lowercase