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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Birthday #3

Greetings!  Well here we are with Birthday Card number 3...if your wondering about number 2' well that was my birthday so I obviously did not make myself a card!  My husband did give me a lovely card from the store with some beautiful sentiments!  I will say that is the one think I miss about making my own cards, some of the wordy poem type Sentiments have become really good and meaningful in regards to expressing how you feel about your relationship, Marriage in particular.  Anyhow they can't match the "from the heart" of a homemade creation!

This card is for my daughter Megan's 15th Birthday.  I can't believe we are almost halfway through adolescence...woo hoo!  I'm still alive!  




This card was inspired by Mynettes Technique Tuesday challenge called "Faux Tile,". Her challenges are monthly so there's plenty of time to join in, and the technique is super easy and really creates a great impact.  For my card I started with a Dyan Reavely's stamp of the face.  I created a mask for it and began layering the dandelion stamp with pink and purple inks.  I also stamped a yellow piece of cardstock and cut it out and parsed it.  The masked was used once more to lay a stencil down to create the brick wall using Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. I then cut my "tiles", inked the edges with Iced Spruce Distress ink and then glued them back down onto a grayish purple card stock and then matted it on black cardstock and then a 5x7 card that I sprayed the top of with pinks and purple spray ink.  

I added a dress form cut from fuchsia cardstock with black accents and a black satin bow.  Finally the sentiment, which is for a birthday but also reminiscent of the dandelion you blow on to make a wish.

This card is perfect for my daughter who is colorful, unique, beautiful, fashion conscious and one of a kind!  I LOVE YOU MEGAN!

Here is the inside:


Here is the card made by Mynette:


Isn't that beautiful? To enter your own "faux" tile card click the link below


I will be entering this card into the following challenges:
http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/- #81 Sentimentally yours
   -let's get inky
 "Time in a bottle" song as inspiration....this card is for my daughter, at times I wish I could 
Stop time in a bottle and stop her from growing up and hitting the next birthday!  The sentiment
Also holds true, I want her to continue wishing, dreaming and never giving up on her 
Dreams :)

Thanks for stopping by, I wish you and yours a wonderful Holiday season and a 
Very Merry Christmas!





Monday, December 10, 2012

Noel - Ooh La La Creations Reflections Challenge

Hello Everyone, I'm here with the next Fortnight Challenge with  Ooh La La Creations.
Our theme this challenge is Reflections.  Some of us were a bit stuck but really the definition is both literal and figurative, it can be a scene with a reflection in it, a mirror image of some sort or more figuratively an image that makes you reflect on an idea.  Well I love figurative language, writings and ideas so I chose the latter, with Christmas around the corner a Nativity Scene was a natural fit for me!  Gods Son was born into the world on Christmas, proclaiming His everlasting and  gracious love for us, that He would become the Savior for all of mankind.  I try not to loose that idea during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.  I always try to remember that these "holiday's" are truely "Holy-Days," and the Nativity is the perfect imagery to reflect on that truth.

 I used an image from the Yuletide Wishes CD from Ooh La La Creations.


 Here is the interior...unfortunately my Spellbinder oval die was just a tad misplaced, it says "no bow"

 a close up of the beautiful angel and baby Jesus

a closer look at some fussy cutting of a banner on the top of Glitz "Joyeux Noel" design paper.


If you want to know anything else about how I created this, please email me.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday - Giving (God gave us His Son)
DRS Designs Rubber Stamps - #52 Religious Inspiration 
Joanna Sheen Challenge - With Love at Christmas
Robyns Fetish Challenge #137 Christmas
Sunday Stamper - Week 235 - First Noel
Card Crafters Circle - #52 DECEMBER CELEBRATIONS
Make it Monday _ #119


 Thanks for stopping by and my wishes to you all for a Very Merry Christmas and Happy  "Holy-days"!



Tuesday, December 4, 2012

1 of 4 December Birthday's!

Here something most of you probably don't know about me; four out of the five of us in my family have birthdays in December!  And, they all fall between 5 and 6 days of one another!  We start on December 1st with my hubby, followed by mine on the 6th.  My second child, my first daughter was born on December 12, followed by my first child, my son, who was born on the 17th, exactly one week before Christmas Eve!  Fortunately my last child was born in August!  This year I get a reprieve from Birthday parties for my teens since we are taking a family trip to Hawaii in two weeks!  This is my first     Year Birthday party free in December, but due to our trip I will have one less week preparing for Christmas so that's what II will be busy with over the next two weeks (plus packing). Oh we'll I'm not complaining, this trip has been on my "Bucket List" for longer than that phrase has been popular...I think that's what we used to call dreams!

So here is Hubby's Birthday card.  I went for a more colorful card for him this year:


Here's the backside of the card:

"Taste the rainbow" - that's what Skittles says anyways!

Here's the inside of More love to Hubby:


Plenty of room for the kids and me to write our messages of love to him.  Kids took the right, I took the left with the I <3U.  I used a Spellbinders large banner die and snipped little cuts at the bottom and top of the clear CELEBRATE (Pink Paislee) stamp so I could get it to curve onto the acrilyc block.  Its kinda hard to see but i also stamped and embossed with some gold glitter embossing powder a circle starburst type stamp around the inside.  Added some Washi tape and Basic Grey cut outs and then I was done.

I will be adding this to the following challenges;

http://365cards.blogspot.com/ - Day 278 - Pick a Pattern - Polka Dots 
- glitter
http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com/. use it up - old Basic Grey cut-outs

Thanks for stopping by, I'd love to hear from you...your comments are appreciated











Monday, December 3, 2012

Guest Design for Tammy's Scrappin Corner and IBSIC #37

It's definitely "Beginning to look a lot like Christmas" around here, especially on my craft table!  This week I was invited by Tammy of  Tammy's Scrapping Corner,
http://www.tammyscrapincorner.com/, to be a Guest Designer!  The theme 
this week is # 39 Anything Christmas,  be sure to stop by and join in on the fun!

Here is my card using an image from A Day for Daisies called "Warm in Winter" 


I colored the image in with my colored pencils, added Martha Stewart snow glitter, and set it behind a new Spellbinders Shapabilities Die D-Lites Window Two die.  I just adore this die since it is interactive with the windows that open!  The window was cut from Tim Holtz core'denations Kraft-Core, sanded, edges distressed and then inked  with Distress Stain in Tarnished Brass.  A small piece of vellumn was placed behind the decorative swirls.  The background paper is from the Recollections Frosty Cabin Paper Pad.
I used paper from a new DCWV "The First Noel" nativity stack, it's full of really beautiful nativity images and complementary papers.  I cut it out with Nestabilities Label 28 die and a Spellbinders Shapabilities "Fancy Framed Tags Two" tag that allows you to cut a matching shape for you to stamp your sentiment onto (clear stamp from my stash).  I embellished everything with pearls, TH Distress Sticlkes dry glitter, swirls of bling and more Tarnished brass stain, and a Sakura Gelly Roll pen in Clear Star.  The roses were embellished with more glitter, sprays, and Stickles to really make them sing "Chrisrmas".

Here's the inside:

Stamps used:  all Recollections, Archival Ink in Vermillion and  Olive







This week at Inspired By Stamping Challeng #37,  this is the inspiration photo provided by Joanna;
Christmas-Home-Interior-Decorating

I will also be entering this into the following Challenges:


Thanks for stopping by, I'd love to hear from you...your comments are appreciated!



Guest Design for Tammy's Scrappin Corner and IBSIC #37

It's definitely "Beginning to look a lot like Christmas" around here, especially on my craft table!  This week I was invited by Tammy of  Tammy's Scrapping Corner,
http://www.tammyscrapincorner.com/, to be a Guest Designer!  The theme 
this week is # 39 Anything Christmas,  be sure to stop by and join in on the fun!

Here is my card using an image from A Day for Daisies called "Warm in Winter" 


I colored the image in with my colored pencils, added Martha Stewart snow glitter, and set it behind a new Spellbinders Shapabilities Die D-Lites Window Two die.  I just adore this die since it is interactive with the windows that open!  The window was cut from Tim Holtz core'denations Kraft-Core, sanded, edges distressed and then inked  with Distress Stain in Tarnished Brass.  A small piece of vellumn was placed behind the decorative swirls.  The background paper is from the Recollections Frosty Cabin Paper Pad.
I used paper from a new DCWV "The First Noel" nativity stack, it's full of really beautiful nativity images and complementary papers.  I cut it out with Nestabilities Label 28 die and a Spellbinders Shapabilities "Fancy Framed Tags Two" tag that allows you to cut a matching shape for you to stamp your sentiment onto (clear stamp from my stash).  I embellished everything with pearls, TH Distress Sticlkes dry glitter, swirls of bling and more Tarnished brass stain, and a Sakura Gelly Roll pen in Clear Star.  The roses were embellished with more glitter, sprays, and Stickles to really make them sing "Chrisrmas".

Here's the inside:

Stamps used:  all Recollections, Archival Ink in Vermillion and  Olive







This week at Inspired By Stamping Challeng #37,  this is the inspiration photo provided by Joanna;
Christmas-Home-Interior-Decorating

I will also be entering this into the following Challenges:

Traditional Christmas Colors #191
#48 SFC4812-Winter Wonderland 



Thanks for stopping by, I'd love to hear from you...your comments are appreciated!