Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
The paper is wonderful as it typically is for the PaperPretties boxes and the embellishments are a lot of fun. Shimmery ribbon, crystals, and snowflake brads....what more to love! So far I have yet to be disappointed by the box contents, and this box is just like that.The above card is my take on the box contents, I try to do something completely different with my examples to explore what the box holds. This card has some yummy metallic paper that the first card does not show, but is the best! You also can't see the glitter, but the snowflake paper has glitter on it! I also have to create some cards from my December Bella box which features Snowbunnyabella...she is coming, and one day she will be posted her. Enjoy ladies!
I do hope to complete the November MFT Box card tonight and possibly even create my own version. Also on the list of things to do is to create a card with polka dots (PaperPretties weekly challenge), bundle up my Wish RAK Exchange package, create something Hanna related, and stop by the Stamping Bella pajama party tonight. Speaking of PaperPretties weekly challenges I won the challenge from two weeks ago and I never post my winning card, so here it is!
The challenge was to take a card you already created and revisit it in a way that would improve the card itself. I created this card as part of one of my own takes on a Bella box from September, so for this challenge I added a few things. The red paper was added as were the heart shaped brads (both items came from other PaperPretties boxes) and although you can’t really make it out I also added my Copic Glitter markers the Bella, giving her and extra sparkle. Now several of you lovely ladies have asked me about PaperPretties and enrolling for one of the wonderful boxes I have shared with you. I spoke with Christie about the boxes last week and the Bella boxes, Rubber Romance boxes, and MFT boxes are all full but there are open memberships for the Nestabilities and the Copic boxes that Christie offers. If the membership for any of the stamping boxes open up I will be sure to let you know, in the mean time you should stop by the store and pick up some of the cute new stamps PaperPretties have released….they’re too cute for words!
Monday, January 28, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Now, this DP is two sided from SU! and the card that my Demo created used the other side of this paper....I thought it was too mellow so I flipped the paper to find these great colors! Needless to say a few of the other ladies at the Club followed my lead. I really like how we colored these flowers. We embossed the image with Vanilla embossing powder then we water colored the image with reinkers going from light to dark. Then for a bit of a pop we added the dark pink color in the over lapping areas....love it! The center of each flower is a colored brad to match the colors we used. Tomorrow I will show you a bow and hopefully a fun card using the PaperPretties set I received in the mail on Friday!
Saturday, January 26, 2008
This is a picture of the two cards I created, the one to the back is the card I originally created and the one on top is the one we made last night. So what do you think? Is it springy like they said it is....or is it too pale? I thought it was too pale, but people obviously have different opinions.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
So in celebration of being old…how about using some more of those great stamps! This one is of an old lady driving….my favorite! You know the ones I’m talking about, the ones who can’t see over the wheel and can’t walk to the door but still drive. If any ‘old’ ladies are out there you worry me, really you do. If you can’t walk properly you shouldn’t be driving, just my thoughts. Sorry this is such a long post again, you don’t have to comment I just needed to vent a bit about how I am feeling right now. I would also like to say thank you to all of you who are wonderful enough to read my blog, that counter keeps going up and I am loving it!
Monday, January 21, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
I really like this second card and to that effect, the colors are great! Simple embellishments and a simple layout, but I like it. I still have some mixed feelings about the new Catty, but I'm sure once I look through it few times my mind will change. Hope you all have a great weekend, and be sure to come back, I am making another Hanna card for a card contest one of the PaperPretties girls is holding.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Okay, I think that is enough of a rant, I am sorry it turned into such a long post, but I wanted to be clear. Now on to the next Bella card…LOL….Yes, I know another Bella card. This one is for February which has the theme of love for both of the groups I am in. For this first love card I wanted to use all different shades of pink and my Ballonabella which until I created this card had yet to be inked up. I used some of the yummy paper I received in a past PaperPretties box and the scallop technique I read about on Beate’s blog to create this card. I hope you like it, I think the ribbon and the scallops really complete the overall look….and do you see my scalloped Oval frames? I created them using my Nestabilities and Cuttlebug…yummy!
Copics: E00 - Skin White, RV06 - Cerise, RV11 - Pink, RV21 - Light Pink, Y13 - Lemon Yellow, Spica 02 - Pink
The next card is using SavyShopabella, this card had to use 'In' Colors from SU! and I only had Sky Blue, so I offset it with gray and white. I love the layers and begin able to use my cuttlebug recently has been awesome between the swirls and the silver ribbon I am in love! Oh...and my photos are getting better, I am working with my camera and so far I am liking the results.
Copics: B14 - Light Blue, BG10 - Cool Shadow, E00 - Skin White, Y28 - Lionet Gold, W3 - Warm Gray No. 3
Now which Copic did I use on this one? Here is the list...E00 - Skin White, B00 - Frost Blue, B14 - Light Blue, Y13 - Lemon Yellow. Honestly only a few markers, but I think she looks nice and toasty in her winter get up.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
I love the different take on the color scheme to a holiday card, in fact we were supposed to stamp 'happy holidays' on this card, but I just couldn't do it. With the holidays over I think it makes a fun winter card. I plan on giving it as a winter card and not a holiday card.
The next card is from this weeks challenge over at PaperPretties they have weekly challenges for their members and this week is no different. The rules are that you have to use something from the PaperPretties store on your card and complete the challenge. This week we had to use scallops so out came the Nestabilities! Love these things too! Hope you enjoy them!
Thursday, January 10, 2008
I had this card in my head all day long, but I was worried that I wouldn't be able create this card before the deadline. But have no fear, I got home earlier than I thought I would and began crafting away. I used the paper from the MFT Digi Paper kit and the heart shape brad came with my PaperPretties box...cute isn't it!
This mail box is now altered to match the heart shape card I created. It should make a nice gift for someone, don't you think? This is one of those wonderful Target Dollar Spot mailboxes. I found a bunch at one of the Targets near me and stocked up on them, I should be fine on tins for a while!
The set used here is the new "Be Mine" set from My Favorite Things, this is the new mini set and I love it! This set is a lot of fun, and as you can see I ordered the fun digital paper that went on sale as well....I just had to use that too! The challenge was to create a card that was not your typical shape, so I went the heart route, using my scalloped circle punch this heart was created. Hope you enjoy the card!
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
This decorative paper is one of my favorite that have been featured in these boxes...so yummy!
The second card is my own take on all the other goodies included in my kit. Since I subscribe to the petite MFT box I get enough supplies for the same card six times ovr, but I have yet to take the entire box and create all six cards. Part of me doesn't want to use these kits since they look so nice and fun even before I do anything. This time I went for a cute look, using the same supplies, but with a different spin on things. Enjoy!
Monday, January 7, 2008
The December Bella box is Snowbunnyabella and I LOVE her! And the included paper is just to die for, you can't really make it out, but the paper is either flocked or metallic....LOVE it! I am a big person for the colors blue and silver and now I have all these goodies to play along with. Now the last box for today is my December My Favorite Things box and it features the brand new mini set from My Favorite Things. In fact this set is not yet on sale (it goes on sale at midnight on the 9th) but as a PaperPretties subscriber we get the sets before everyone else, which is a huge perk! I hope you like seeing the goodies...next step? Get creating! I hope to make a card to share tomorrow....so make sure to stop by tomorrow night to see my creations!
Friday, January 4, 2008
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
For the Bella Card Kit we have........#23:
Anonymous (Amy) said...
I was just recently directed to your blog and I absolutely have fallen in love! You convinced me to finally order some Bellas just by seeing the gorgeous cards you made. I've bookmarked your page and have already visited it several times today looking through your archives! I would love to be in the contest! Keep postin and have a great evening!~Amyamylnorris
For the Bella...Partygirlabella we have.......#49
Cindy Vernon said...
I would love to win this new bella!
So ladies please send me an e-mail or PM on SCS with your address so I can send you all your winnings! Now on to your regular programming.....I made a card! You heard me correctly, I finally got my juices flowing and created a cute Wintery card, that I think I am going to use for a Birthday card....what do you think? I like the off centered oval, gives it a little something.I also thought the ribbon should be something different so I started with a knot and continued adding a few more ribbon pieces to make it almost star like....I really like it!