Sunday, November 18, 2012

Ho! Ho! Ho!

I thought I'd try out a different card size then the usual, or more like, than what I am comfortable doing, which is either an A2 size or a 5" x 5".  This card measures 7 1/4" x 6 1/2.  I really wanted to use the MFT Die-namics Peek-a-boo trio, so in order to do that, the card size had to be tweaked just a bit.....

For a detail description of how I made this card, you may watch the video below:

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Materials/Supplies used:

Stamps:  X-mas Hat by Penny Black; Hero Arts (sentiment)
Cardstock:  White/Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink
Pattern Paper:  Me & My Big Ideas (12" x 12" paper stack from Micheals)
Dies:  My Favorite Things Die-namics - Peek-a-boo trio & Let it Snowflake
Punch:  EK Success - Snowflakes; Martha Stewart - Pine Border
Misc:  Copics, Red Rhinestones (Micheals), Embossing Powder by Stampendous - Kaleidoscope, Stampin' Up - Dazzling diamonds glitter, Zig 2-way glue, Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black, X-press it Copic paper

Friday, November 16, 2012

Merry Kissmas

For today's card, I am using a stamp image from My Favorite Things called "Merry Kissmas".    I colored the image using copic markers, then added Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamonds glitter by applying Zig 2- way glue to the desired areas where I wanted glitter.  I also added shading to the background of my image using BG000.

I matted my image using Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacey circles with Bazzil paper in Rose.  The pattern paper I used was from My Minds Eye - Merry 6" x 6" paper pad.  I also did some stitching....
The sentiment came from the same MFT stamp set, I stamped it on a Teeny Tag using Bazzil paper in  Rose, that I cut out using the tag die from My Creative Time set called Teeny Tag Greetings with Teeny Tag Dies.  Then wrapped up a bow using a roll of organza ribbon by The Ribbon Boutique that I purchased from Hobby Lobby.

Now to something non-crafty related.......

Okay, now I'm not sure if you all know how much I love owls.....yesterday, I got a visit from a real live owl.  My husband woke me up early in the morning and said, "you have to come see this, there's an owl outside" I was half asleep, I thought he was messing with me, because he knows how much I love em', but he wasn't....I peeked out of our kitchen window, and sure enough, there he was....sitting on the edge of the roof of the house next door.

Doesn't he/she almost look fake?  Oh my goodness, I was in heaven....I had never seen an owl before, specially that close to me.  I grabbed my camera and started taking photos.....he stayed here all day, then as it got later towards the evening, we noticed he was much closer to us, he was sitting on the wall that separates the house next door with ours.....

and as it got darker, he got closer to our house.....just so you know, I really wasn't that close to him/her, I have one of those lenses that makes things appear closer in pictures than you really where when taking it, LOL!  Now, isn't he/she cute?  Okay, maybe not as cute as one of those stamped images of an owl...

Keep in mind, it was dark when I was taking these photos, all I could see was his after I took this photo and saw what came up on the screen, I was a little spooked.  Had no idea "he or she" was looking at me, LOL! He truly made my day.  

He or She put a smile on my face all day along, every time I kept looking out my window and saw him sitting there.  This truly was a very nice treat!!  All I kept thinking about all day is, if he/she only knew how much I loved owls,  it's not like we live out in the middle of nowhere......

Thank you for stopping by!


Materials/Supplies used:

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink - White & Spring Rain
Pattern Paper:  6"x 6" My Minds Eye - Merry paper pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacey circles & Standard circles large; My Creative Time - Teeny Tag dies
Punch:  Stampin' Up - Scalloped Trim
Stamp(s):  My Favorite Things - Merry Kissmas; My Creative Time - Teeny Tag greetings
Ribbon:  The Ribbon Boutique - Hobby Lobby
Glitter:  Stampin' Up - Dazzling Diamonds
Misc:  Copic markers, Zig 2-way glue

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Christmas Wishes


I feel like I just skipped over Fall and went straight to Christmas.....although I'm hoping on gettting a couple of Fall cards made, I thought it would be a good idea to get started on some Holiday cards....

One of my Youtube subscriber brought to my attention that I should update my blog and list what materials I used to create this card that I posted a video of on my Youtube channel (see video below)....Thanks Barbara, I really appreciate you doing that.   I really needed someone to call me out on that, so that I may get my bootie in gear and get this blog current.....

I started off by stamping this adorable image by Crafters Companion from the Mulberry Wood collection, called Christmas Wishes using Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black, then coloring it with copic markers.  I used my Zig 2-way glue and spread it all over the bottom portion of the stamp, then covered the area with Stampin' Up - Dazzling Diamonds (my favorite glitter to use for snow).  I also applied a little bit of Liquid Applique by Marvy Urchida on the branch and the white spots (this product you have to apply to the area desired, then add heat with your heat gun, in order for it to create the puffy look of snow).  The sentiment I used came from the stamp set.

For my card base, I used Kraft cardstock by Papertrey ink, and layered all my pattern paper with Pure Poppy, also from Papertrey ink.  The stripped paper as well as the blue with white snowflakes pattern paper is from a 6"x 6" paper pad by My Minds Eye - Winter Wonderland. The green polka-dot paper is from 6"x 6" paper pad by Pebbles called Seen & Noted.  I used the Spellbinder Nestabilities Circles Large and the Petite Scalloped circles large to cut out both the small and large circle as well as the red layered scallop circles.  For my scalloped border, I used the Stampin' Up scalloped punch and to finish it off, the snowflakes were cut using the My Favorite Things - Let it Snowflake die-namic set, with glitter paper.  I stacked the smallest of the snowflake to the medium size snowflake using a small pop-dot, then applied red rhinestone to the middle of the snowflake.

I hope you liked this card.....and thanks for stopping by!


Materials/Supplies used:
Cardstock - Papertrey Ink - Kraft & Pure Poppy
Pattern Paper:  My Minds Eye - Winter Wonderland; Pebbles - Seen & Noted
Stamps:  Crafters Companion Mulberry Wood Collection - Winter Wishes
Inside Sentiment stamp:  Hero Arts - Holiday Sayings
Glitter:  Stampin' Up - Dazzling Diamonds
Dies:  My Favorite Things- Let it Snowflake Die-namics set; Spellbinders Nestabilities Petite Scalloped Circles Large and Standard Circles Large
Punch:  Stampin' Up - Scalloped border punch
Misc:  Liquid Applique - Marvy Urchida, Rhinestone - stash

Update and future blog posts...

Hello my fellow followers....I realize it's been such a loooong time since my last post, and I apologize for that!  I really, really want to be more responsible with my blog posts and would LOVE to post something every other day.....for some reason, I can't seem to do it!  I am going to make that a point to stay current and I might add a little here and there from time to time about something random that I want to share thay may not be crafty related, maybe that will fill in the gap for the days I don't have anything crafty to, I'm not saying that I'm going to be posting daily, don't get me wrong, baby steps....

I recently started to update my Youtube channel (sil2289) with more haul videos, card making videos and hopefully branch out to something other than just cards....I'll work on that.....

For now, I'll share some cards that I created for Halloween....


Want to see how I made this card?  Click on this video...

Materials/Supplies Used Above:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Orange Zest
Pattern Paper: Night & Fall by Recollections 12" x 12" paper pad 
Character Stamps:  Darcie's - Ghoulish 
Polaroid stamps: Maya Road - You've been framed
Ink:  Memento Ink- Tuxedo Black, Memento Ink - Grape Jelly & Cantaloupe
Banner stamps: Studio G 
Punches:  Martha Stewart Punch - Rat border
Dies: Memory Box - Swooping Bats
Misc stash:  Black glitter paper
Copic Markers

Click HERE to watch me create the above card on my Youtube Channel


Materials/supplies Used Above:
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up - Going grey & Bazzil - Black
Spider stamp:  Studio G
Sentiment stamp:  Hero Arts - CL353 Happy Halloween set
Dies:  Memory Box - Swooping Bats, Small Madison Window, Small Madison
Window Shutter, Ghost Trio
Embossing Folder:  Bricks by the Paper Studio
Ink:  Memento Black Ink- Tuxedo Black, Staz-on Ink - White
Ranger Distress Inks by Tim Holtz:  Black Soot
Glitter:  Stampin' Up - Dazzling Diamonds
Glue: Zig 2-way glue


Want to see how I made this card?  Click on this video....

Materials/Supplies Used Above:
Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink - Orange Zest & Black
Dies:  Impression Obsession - Halloween Hill
Fence Die:  Taylored Expressions - spooky fence
Character Stamps:  Unity Stamps - The Boo Crew
Copic Markers

Click HERE to watch me create the above card on my YouTube Channel


Want to see how I made this card?  Click on this video....

Materials/Supplies Used Above:
Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink - Black & Harvest Gold
Dies:  My Favorite Things Die-namics - Skyline Border & Solid Skyline, 
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Witches' Brew
Ink:  Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink by Tim Holtz - Black Soot,
Tumbled Glass & Stormy Sky
Sentiment Stamp:  Penny Black Set - Spooky
Star Rhinestones:  Martha Stewart 

Click HERE to watch me create this card on my YouTube Channel....

Thank you all for sticking with candy coming soon!! Woo-hoo!!


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