Sunday, July 31, 2011

Comfort Cocoa

For those of you who who aren't card makers, but read my Facebook Page , I need to tell you that for those of us who make handmade cards, " 'tis the season" for us to get started our Christmas cards! Yes, I's 100 degrees outside here. But that's just what we do! The time spent on each one of these means we have to start really early to get them all done!

Today I used stamps from Impression Obsession , which is one of my most favorite stamp companies! The image on the front is Comfort Cocoa , from their 2011 Christmas catalog! I stamped it on watercolor paper using Onyx Black Versafine ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder. It was colored using Tombow Markers using a damp paint brush to blend.

The Classic Red layer behind the main image was cut and embossed with Spellbinders Labels Eighteen . The flower and leaves are from my stash.

The sentiment, also from Impression Obsession, is Sweet Wishes . It was cut with a die from the Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two and framed in red using another die from the same Fancy Tags Two set.

All designer paper is from the My Mind's Eye Life of the Party 6 x 6 paper pad. I just love it when I can use non traditional Christmas paper for my holiday cards!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you all have a fabulous week!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Time is priceless...

I'm know I'm posting a little earlier than usual today. But I'm walking out the door now to go out of town for the afternoon. My mother's birthday is tomorrow, so I'm going to the cemetery to take flowers. Who knows...maybe somehow she will know that I am thinking of her.

I wanted to make a masculine birthday card for a good friend, and this new Moments In Time stamp set from Flourishes was the perfect set for the occasion.

The Spellbinders dies I used are Fancy Tags Two and Labels Eighteen . All designer paper is from the Prima Marketing Reflections 6 x 6 Paper Pad . As you can see, there are some great masculine papers in there, as well as others that could be more feminine.

I stamped the images using Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink , and used Tea Dye Distress Ink to age the paper. The cardstock is Suede Brown Prismatics .

I know this is short and sweet, but I've gotta get going. Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you all have a fabulous week!

Friday, July 22, 2011

New! Impression Stamps at Stamper's Dream!

Awesome new cling mounted stamps from Impression Obsession just arrived at Stamper's Dream . This is just a sampling of them. You can see them all in the Impression Obsession section, or click on New Arrivals to see the most current inventory!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Wonderful Weekend!

I apologize for not having anything crafty for you today, but I was gone all weekend, and had no time to stamp. I went to my grandson's Dixie League State Championship playoffs Friday, was away Saturday, then went back to watch his playoff game again today!

This is a picture I took of Christian a little earlier with his newest medal. They won third in the State Championship playoffs. Awesome job, Christian!!!

And this is the entire team after the game today. They all played really hard. And it was so H-O-T outside!

Thanks for indulging me. You know I don't put a lot of personal things on my blog, but sometimes you just have to brag on them, don't you?

I will be back later this week with a card for you. Until then...

Sunday, July 10, 2011

A Day At The Beach!

Hi there! As you can see, I'm running a little late tonight. It's been such a busy weekend here, I'm trying to cram everything in at the last minute! Don't you hate it when you have such a wonderful weekend that you don't want it to end...then you have to get back to reality? ;-)

The main image for my card today is Impression Obsession's Big Whale cling mount stamp. I stamped on watercolor paper using Onyx Black Versafine ink, embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder, then colored with Tombow Markers . The finished image was cut out. Waves were cut with a scallop punch. The sun is Sunshine Die-Namics by My Favorite Things. The clouds were cut with the Cloud Trio Die-Namics dies.

The sentiment on the inside is A Day At The Beach cling mount stamp, also from Impression Obsession. It was stamped with Faded Jeans Distress Ink and cut with Spellbinders Spellbinders Labels Eighteen .

I know that was kind of short and sweet, but if I left out anything you need to know please feel free to email me.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Fabulous Birthday!

I hope you all had a great holiday! Maybe some swimming or boating and cooking on the grill? That's what was going on here! Sadly, it's time to regroup and get ready to go back to work tomorrow.

The card I have for you today was made using Julee's Mojo Monday Sketch . I stamped with JustRite Stampers You Inspire Me cling mounted stamp set using Memento London Fog ink on light blue cardstock. I cut out the oval in the center with a petite oval Spellbinders die, and placed the sentiment behind the cut out section.

All designer paper is from the Melissa Frances 5th Avenue 6 x 6 Paper Pad. The Spellbinders die used to cut the main image is Labels Five. The pearls are Zva Creative Soft Blue Flourish pearls, and the ribbon is May Arts.

Don't forget that the sale at Stamper's Dream ends at midnight tonight Central time. Details are in my post below. Be sure to hop on over there while there's still time!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!