Hi everyone...hope you all had a good weekend. I spent most of yesterday making some Christmas cards with my mom (we're not done yet...we still have to get together one more time in order to finish our cards) so I thought I would share some of the ones that I made with you.
I'm not going to go into how I made each card...I pretty much embossed each card, coloured in most of the images with either my Prismacolor pencils and gamsol or my Tombow markers, and added some extra touches to complete the cards (with either Stickles, Liquid Applique, or Glossy Accents). The stamps that I chose to use came from Stamping Bella, River City Rubber Works, Rachelle Anne Miller, and Impression Obsession. I think they all turned out cute and hopefully whoever gets them likes them as much as I do.
I won a stamp set a few weeks ago from the Queen Kat Designs group on Paper Craft Planet and this is the card and stamp set that I received (both are very cute).
Thanks for stopping by to check out my Christmas creations! Have a great night everyone!!
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Hi everyone...hope you all had a good weekend! I found out that I won the $50 gift certificate from Stamping Bella, so I was pretty happy with that. I just wanted to share some things that I've been creating these past few days.
On Friday, I went to a class at a LSS, Crop Til You Drop, where we made the coaster creations (Alison, the instructor, came up with the ideas for them...she's super talented and I hope to attend another one of her classes again soon). We made a coaster calendar, a calendar with a photo attached, a coaster box (I'm not finished with that one yet as I still need to find pictures to attach to all four sides), and a mini accordion photo album (I didn't open it to show the inside as there are no pictures in it yet...I'm hoping to finish filling it after the holidays). I've never done anything like these before but I'm hoping to possibly make some more again before Christmas.
The Bella card I made today as I stayed home from work (I wasn't feeling well). It's starting to snow here so I thought that the stamp was perfect for the card. I chose my Snowbunnybella stamp and inked it up with Versafine ink in Onyx Black. I also added some shimmer embossing powder to it before colouring it in with my Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. I used my snowflake cuttlebug embossing folder for the background and added some snowflake brads that I bought recently (I added some shimmer to them too with Versamark ink and shimmer embossing powder).I also added some Stickles in Star Dust to the pompoms and trim around the hood. I think the card turned out pretty cute and I hope my mom likes it (as I'm planning to give it to her tomorrow).
Hopefully I can find the time to create some more cards this week...if not, then I will probably have some to show on the weekend as my mom and I are planning to start our Christmas cards sometime this weekend. Hope everyone has a great night and thanks for stopping by!!
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I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to my Bella Sistah, Shannon Roberts for sending a JustRite Monogram Stamper, Small Letters for the stamper, some stamped images (love the Rileys) and a really cute card my way!! She's awesome and I'm really glad that I got paired with her as my Sistah...I'm enjoying getting to know her!! Thanks so much Shannon!!
I also wanted to add some more cards that I made tonight at a card class at another LSS, The Paper Pickle (Linda, the instructor, is super talented and came up with these great ideas for these two Bella cards)!!
Thanks again for stopping by and checking out what I've been up to!!
Hi!! Hope everyone is having a good week so far!! I thought I would share some cards that I made at a class that I attended last Friday night at a LSS, Crop Til Your Drop (the instructor, Sheri, comes up with some really good ideas for cards). I think that they are really cute Christmas cards and I'm excited to go back there again tomorrow to make some coaster creations (something that I've never done before). Thanks for stopping by to check out these cards!!
I'm so glad it's Thursday...I feel like this week just dragged on (I'm dealing with a cold so things seems to move slower when I'm not 100%). Hope everyone else has had a good week though!! I just wanted to share a couple of cards that I made this week.
The first card is for my bf's meme's birthday (she loves the colour red, so that's what I chose to go with for this card). I decided to use Cuppcakeabella (I really like this stamp and I find that I use her a lot for birthday cards). I inked her with Versafine ink in Onyx Black and embossed her with shimmer detail powder. I coloured her in with my Tombows and added some liquid applique as the cupcake icing and also used some Glossy Accents on the cherry and on the polka dots on the dress. I also brought out my Cuttlebug and used my scalloped rectangle Nesties on the red cardstock and used my new paisley cuttlebug folder on the main body of the card. I also used my new threading water punch on the textured paper at the bottom of the card. I really liked how this card turned out and Meme was really happy when she received it. I just want to say a BIG THANK YOU goes out to my Bella Sistah, SHANNON ROBERTS, for sending the paisley cuttlebug folder and the threading water punch my way!!
My second card is a get well card for my step-sister...she was in a pretty bad car accident at the beginning of this week, but is doing pretty well now. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to go visit her in the hospital due to my cold, so I wanted to send her something to show her that we were thinking of her. GET WELL SOON MARIANNE!! The image I chose is actually from an image swap that I did with Jacquie (THANKS AGAIN JACQUIE!!). I coloured it in with my Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. I also used my Stylized Flowers cuttlebug folder and added some copper baubles and a bit of ribbon to finish the card off. I wanted to keep the card simple but pretty and I think I managed to do just that.
Thanks for stopping by to check out my cards. Hope you all have a great night!!
Hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween yesterday!! I thought that I would share some cards that I made at a card class on Wednesday night at a LSS, The Paper Pickle (the instructor, Pauline, is super talented and I like the ideas that she came up with for these cards).
For the first card, we used Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol to colour in the image (the image is from Sunshine Designs). We also used some Cuttlebug folders as well as some scalloped Nestabilities on the card. To finish off the card, we did some paper piercing on the burgundy cardstock and added a piece of burgundy ribbon. The idea of the card was to make it more of a Christmas card instead of an autumn card.
For the second card, we masked off the image and used a lot of different Memento inks to get the colours of the sky and ground. We used Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol to colour in the image (also from Sunshine Designs). We added Liquid Applique and glitter to create the snow and used pop dots on the bigger Christmas trees to make them stand out more. I also used some pop dots on my sentiment (I think it stands out nicer than to have it just lie flat on the cardstock). Sorry if the colour in the buildings seems smudged...this was only the second time that I've coloured with pencils and gamsol, so I'm still learning.
Thanks for stopping by to check out what I've been making. I'm hoping to get a few cards made this weekend, so I'll post pictures of those as well. Hope everyone has a great Saturday!!