Friday, November 30, 2007

Limited Supplies

This card is for today's Limited Supplies Challenge over on SCS. Today, I'm also limited on time!!! (Waiting for my Mom to pick me up to go shopping!) So here are all the details...this is a criss-cross card using SU Real Red and Heidi Grace Frost Blvd./Snowflake Garden designer paper. The stamp is yet another adorable one from Elzybells. I used my 33 cent scallop scissors from Michaels to cut out the circle around my winter bird! This ribbon is from American Crafts. The red plaid ribbon is a scrap piece that I found in my ribbon bag. That too is probably from Michaels. All in all this was a quick and easy card to make!

Happy Friday Everyone! Glad you could stop by...Toodles! :D

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Here Comes Elzy!

I do not know about you, but I have oodles and oodles of patterned paper, and I'm always afraid to use any of it! I buy it. I loving look at it! Then it sits the drawer...never to be seen again!!! Today I pulled out this sheet from Creative Imaginations. It is called Jolly Stripe. I have had this sheet for over a year! I am glad to finally put it to good use! I paired up my paper with another Elzybells stamp. Here she is pulling her sleigh full of Christmas goodies! She even has the tree!
This card measure 4 1/4" square. In hindsight, I should have made it standard sized so that I could add some type of greeting. I didn't want to add anything else to the card at this point because I think that there is enough going on with the patterned paper. I might be able to try a tiny sentiment right above the sleigh. (I'll let you know if it works out!) Elzy was stamped with Black Stazon onto Papertrey's Stamper's Select Cardstock. I then used my watercolor crayons and a red Crayola marker. She seemed to fit perfectly in my classic and scalloped rectangles from Spellbinder's Nestibilities. Added some Star Dust and Frosted Lace Stickles and put her to the side to dry. My card base is Stampin' Up!'s Bashful Blue. The grosgrain ribbon is from Anna's eBay store, and matches this quite well. The Real Red strip across the bottom has mini scallops on the top and bottom of it. I found some mini scalloped scissors at Michaels a couple of week's ago. They were on sale...3 pairs for $1.00!!! Definitely a great deal! There she is...ready for Christmas. Now, I need to get ready!!!
So glad that you could stop by...Toodles! :D

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A Winter's Song

I drove over an hour on Black Friday to get this new Elzybells stamp!!! It was so worth it! I used the Sketch Challenge from SCS to get me started today. Then I pulled out this "Out On A Whim" patterened paper from Imaginisce. It has a nice weight and a little bit of texture to it. I stamped my little precious Elzy onto watercolor paper with Black Stazon. Taking the burgandy color from the paper, I then got to work with my watercolor crayons. I sponged on a little bit of So Saffron Ink so that the white background would blend in with the patterned paper a bit more. Of course I HAD to add some Stickles for the snow! My Cuttlebug came to the rescue to provide me with the tiny scalloped circle. The sentiment is from SU's retired set called Tiny Talk. It just seemed to fit. I used gold cording to attach it to some olive and gold ribbon that I found at Michaels. The gold brads (Making Memories) added the little something that I needed on the striped panel.

Enjoy the rest of your day! Thanks so much for stopping by...Toodles! :D

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Trying Out a SCS Color Challenge

Today's challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers is the Color Challenge. When I first found SCS, this was the very first kind of challenge that I participated in. It was definitely time to try out another one! Today's challenge is to use Basic Gray, Bashful Blue, and Certainly Celery. Right off the bat, this is a big challenge for me because I've yet to buy Basic Gray cardstock (Oh...Clara!). So I substituted and used Basic Black. I love the results!
Meet Sweety the Snowman! He is one of my lastest purchases from Eclectic Paperie. Isn't he sweet!!! After inking him up with Black Stazon, I then used my Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery inks to watercolor him. Next, I added Frosted Lace Stickles so that he would sparkle. While Sweety was drying, I used my Cuttlebug Snowflakes Folder to emboss the Bashful Blue panel, and my Snowflake Trio from A Muse on the Certainly Celery panel. I then broke out my new Scallop and Classic Oval Dies from Spellbinders Nestabilities. Love these!!! Added the sweet sentiment from A Muse, and now my card is complete!
Have a terrific day! Toodles! :D

Monday, November 26, 2007

Bee Happy!

I thought that these Happy Bees from Stampendous would make a lovely anniversary card for some very special friends of ours. I decided to try and make a Z-Fold card that I had seen on Beate's blog a little while ago. It was a lot of fun to make (quite simple too) and something a little unexpected and special for the recipients. I pulled the colors from this beautiful We R Memory Keepers paper that I purchased on vacation this past summer. The paper reminded me of Autumn, so I snatched some right up! My image is colored with watercolor pencils and then I used a SU blender pen to pull it all together. I just had to add some Star Dust Stickles to the wings and flower! I just HAD to!!! I think that if there was a support group for Stickle Users, I would definitely need to!
Enjoy the rest of your day...Toodles! :D

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Twas the Night Before...

Christmas, and this adorable little mouse was certainly stirring! Another sweet image from the Elzybells collection! The Green Maderia 4 Bar Notes and the sentiment are from A Muse. This layout is actually a SCS Sketch Challenge from Beth Siliaka. It is from at least a year ago, but one of my favorites! I was able to use my Scalloped Rectangle Spellbinders Die to make the red rectangle that my new little friend is layered on. I folded back part of the card, punched some holes, added the ribbon, and there you go...a sweet, simple card!

Toodles! :D

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Bring on the Bells...

Elzybells, that is! My goodness...could these new stamps be any cuter!!! I received my first batch of these little darlings directly from A Muse a couple of weeks ago and I've been stalking my local stamp stores so that I could snatch up a few more of them!

For this card, I started with one of the new A Muse blue Madeira 4 Bar Note Cards (such a fun size to work with) as my card base. My Fishing Penguin and Igloo were stamped with Black Stazon Ink onto some crisp Stamper's Select Cardstock and then colored with watercolor pencils. I also used a bit of Star Dust Stickles to give this card a little sparkle! My sentiment was also stamped with Black Stazon Ink. I then, bravely, grabbed my scallop scissors and went to town! I *adore* using scallops in my papercrafting, and my scissors have certainly served me well. However, I have recently invested in some Spellbinders Die Templates, and I must scallop scissors will be on vacation for a little while! Hopefully, I will get a chance to use them in tomorrow's creation.

So glad that you could stop by! Toodles! :D

Friday, November 23, 2007

It Worked!

I cannot believe it! It actually worked! Now let's see what else we can do!

I have a wonderful friend that needed some Christmas cards for some of her co-workers. This was one of the creations that I came up with. I used Stamper's Select Card Stock from Papertrey Ink for the card base. It is absolutely fantastic! If you haven't tried it yet, I highly recommend it! ( The soft blue panel is from DCWV. It is embossed with white snowflakes. So pretty and elegant in person! I used my Creative Memories Cutting System for the oval with the sweet bird and tree branch ( and my Marvy Giga Scallop Oval Punch for the red. The red strip on the bottom also uses the same scallop punch to add a little bit of extra detail on the right side. The saying is also from A Muse Art Stamps. I punched a white circle to fit under a Hero Arts clear button. The red gingham ribbon that holds the button on gives this card a Country Christmas feel (well, at least I think it!

Glad you could stop by! :D


I have wanted to create a blog for some time now! Today seems like the perfect day to give it a whirl! This will definitely be a "learn as you go" experience for me because I'm not very computer savvy, but I'll give it my best! I'll be back soon with a creation (hopefully)!!! Thanks for stopping by! :D