Monday, December 30, 2013

A Few Cards

Hi everyone, after a few weeks off for the holidays I am back with a few cards to share with you.  These cards were both given to my special guys on Christmas day but for completely different reasons.  Hubby and I always exchange cards on Christmas morning so this first one is for him.  In fact, one year I didn't make him a card and boy was I in trouble.  He wanted to know how I could make cards all the time but not make a Christmas card for him?!  Needless to say that will NEVER happen again, ever!

The image I used on his card is an older Tiddly Inks image, in fact I don't even think Christy has it in the store anymore, but it is one of my favorites.  The image is called, "You and me Baby".  Kind of the way I feel about my guy, ya know?!  I colored it up in holiday colors for this occasion.




The other Christmas Day card is for my little guy who just turned five years old and I just don't know how that happened?!  He was an unexpected Christmas baby and if you ask him Christmas is on his birthday, not the other way around.  For his card I used the Victoria Case image, Matthew.  This is another image that I have had for a while and I dug it out just for this card.  At this point I have soooo many stamps that I have to make sure I reuse the ones that I've used already.  I hate using a stamp just once.




Of course I used my copic markers to  color both of these images up and a few Spellbinder's dies and border punches.  The five was cut on my Black Cut cutter.  There are always other materials being used but these are the main ones.

I hope you all enjoyed your holidays and wish you a happy and prosperous New Year!  I am looking for a little calm and peace this new year, wish me luck!

Enjoy the rest of your day!
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Thursday, December 19, 2013

MarkerPop - Penguin Joy

Good morning everyone! Today I am posting a project using the Whimsy Stamps image, Penguin Joy.  I made a 3D project with this image, a wooden cube that I am going to give to mother for Christmas.  She is a huge penguin fan and I thought she would love this image.  It's my first time working with this type of project so I am on a bit of a learning curve.  I definitely need to work on the corners of my project but overall not too bad for my first try.



Materials Used:
Copic Markers
Memory Box dies
Spellbinder's dies 
MS Snowflake Double Border Punch
MS Sparkle snowflakes
Rhinestones/Pearls


Well, that's it for me.  I'm off to try and get some more holiday activities, I hope I can manage to get finished before Christmas.  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidys!
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Friday, December 13, 2013

Tiddly Inks Fabulous Inky Friday

Hi everyone, T-G-I-F!  I am hoping for a very productive weekend.  I have a lot of Christmas projects that I need to finish and not a lot of time before Christmas.  I always do this to myself, too much to do and never enough time.  I know I am not alone in this so I am wishing all the best to you as well in completing everything before Christmas actually arrives.

Today at Tiddly Inks it is Fabulous Inky Friday and I am sharing with you a project I made using the Tiddly Inks image, Celebrate Joyfully.  I made this into a boxed set of cards as a Christmas gift.  One down, many, many more to go!


Materials Used:
Copic Markers
Fiskars Flower Punches
Spellbinder's die
MS Double edged border punch
Pearls

Of course you know that the rest of the Tiddly Inks ladies have wonderful projects to share.  Just stop on by the blog to check them out!

Have a fabulous Friday everyone and enjoy your weekend!
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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Boitatou and a Little Winter


Hi everyone, are you ready for Christmas yet?  Me either!  I was doing so well back in October.  I started shopping, thought I could get it done slowly and December would be a breeze.  Hah!  All of sudden time is running out and I have more to do then I realized.  Where did all of that time go and how can I get it back?  We couldn't even get a two hour delay to the start of school this morning for just a little extra catch up time.  I guess it will be craziness and late nights from now until December 25.

Today's project is for Boitatou, has a winter/Christmas theme and uses the Saturated Canary image, Tree Topper.  It certainly makes you think about the start of winter and the upcoming Christmas holiday.  This is such a sweet image and speaks to the innocence of what the Christmas should be.  I am going to use the box to give a gift to a friend at work.  I'm thinking two gifts for the price of one!




Materials Used:
Copic Markers
MS holiday embellishments
Spellbinder's die
Stickles
Glossy Accents
MS Snowflake Border Punch
White Acrylic Paint





I hope your holiday preparations are going a little smoother then mine.  Here's hoping for a white Christmas!
Enjoy your Thursday!
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Monday, December 9, 2013

MarkerPop - Happy Holidays


Good morning everyone, Happy Holidays to all of you.  Today I am sharing with you a card using the C.C. Designs image, Santa's Helper.  We also have a new challenge starting at MarkerPop and that challenge is "Happy Holidays".  Make a holiday themed card and play along.  We all are getting those last minute holiday projects in so our challenge would be a great opportunity for you to show your hard work off, don't you think?  

Here's what I came up with for this challenge.


Materials Used:
Spellbinder's dies
MS Snowflake Punch
MS Ornament border Punch
Wild orchid Flowers
Glossy Accents
Stickles
Pearls


Well everyone, I hope you are all safe and dry on what is supposed to be a miserable Monday.  I have a training at work today so I'll have a day without my kindergartners today, but let me tell you a little weather can go a long way in exciting a kindergartner.  Here's hoping they can contain themselves to be able to get through the day.

Have the most Wonderful and Blessed Tuesday everyone!
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Friday, December 6, 2013

MarkerPop and CC Designs


Good morning everyone, T-G-I-F!  I hope you have plans to have a fabulous Friday.  I am of course off to work and then back home to get ready for a home sale I am having with my sister-in-law tomorrow.  She makes amazing jewelry and I of course will be trying to sell my cards.  They have accumulated quite a bit this year and I just haven't had the time to update my ETSY shop as I should.  I guess my New Year's resolution could be spending more time updating my shop and working on getting it ready for the New year.

Today I am sharing with you a project I made using the CC Designs image, Peace on Earth.  I used this image to make a hanging for our door for the upcoming holidays.  I just took down our Thanksgiving Decoration which actually spent more then a year with this spot for it's home.  I knew it was time for a change and this is what I came up with.



Materials Used:
Copic Markers
MS Border Punch
Memory Box Corner dies
Cheery Lynn Designs Doily Die
Marianne Designs die
Wild Orchid Flowers 
Pearls


Enjoy your Friday everyone!
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tiddly Inks Tuesday - Anything Christmas


Well, Thanksgiving is over and the countdown to Christmas has begun.  It is going to be a whirlwind three weeks.  Just weeks ago I thought I was ahead of the game  and now, all of a sudden, I feel very far behind.  Good news is that we have our tree up and stockings hung so, of course the rest is now up to Santa, right!?  The lack of sleep and worry about getting everything done in time has begun.  Thank goodness we have two weeks off for Christmas vacation as I will need them to recuperate.

This week we have a new challenge for you at Tiddly Inks and it goes right along with our holiday season.  The challenge is Anything Christmas.  Christy has a lot of great images in the store that would be just perfect for this challenge.  I tried to think out of the box and create a window card with more than one layer and a little added dimension.  I accomplished some of the look I wanted but it didn't turn out to be quite the same as my original vision.  The images from Tiddly Inks I used on this card are Faythe Gives, Sweet Dreams Wryn and Christmas Mantle.

This is what the very front of the card looks like.  I made a window so you could see through to the fireplace on the final layer of the card.  I wanted to make it look like Faythe, aka Santa, was going into the house, right to the fireplace and the stockings.

The second layer of the card has Wryn reading in her Christmas pajamas.  For the window in this layer I wanted to make it look like Wryn was reading in front of the fireplace.


Then there is the final layer with just the fireplace itself.  I added one of Christy's books to the side of the fireplace.  I mean what's Christmas without a good story?



Materials Used:
Copic Markers
MS Large Border Punch - presents
MS Small Border Punch - Ornaments
Self adhesive border
Pearls

I hope with this busy and crazy season you can take a few moments to play along with this week's challenge.  I always love making Christmas and holiday cards and I just can't wait too see what you create.  And, of course the other Tiddly Inks ladies on the DT have absolutely amazing and wonderful cards to inspire you.  I hope you can take a few moments to stop by the challenge blog and check them out.

Have an absolutely amazing Tuesday!
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