Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Color Challenge from MPS

A new challenge from My Pink Stamper-woohoo!

 The colors that you need to use are: Teal or Blue, Green and Brown. At first I thought that might be difficult, but I pulled out my latest paper purchase and it was right there!

What I used:
The tree paper is from Basic Grey Jovial-I love it!
It's cut from Cricut cartridge Winter Frolic
Card is kraft paper from Michaels
Stamps are Kaisercraft
The other papers are scraps I had in my stash
"Snow" dots are white craft paint applied with a embossing stylus
Distress Ink colors used-Vintage Photo and Peeled Paint
There is a irock crystal on the top of tree

I had a lot of fun making the card, not much going on here at my store since it's snowing like crazy today. We've gotten 10" since last night and it's still going.

One more day of school for the kids-if they don't cancel. :)

Peace and Joy

Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Photo Book Project

I decided to make my Mom a photo book for Christmas. I have never made a little chipboard book so I was very excited to work on it. (She doesn't use a computer, and only looks at my blog if I show it to her, so I'm hoping I don't ruin the surprise by posting before the big day!)

Here are the pages after gluing the papers down with Mod Podge, sanding all the edges and then inking with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

I used a Bo Bunny kit called Jazmyne. Very fun papers in purples, pinks and green. It was shown as a book for pictures of girls, so I just skipped all the "girly" stickers and put them in my stash for a different project.

Cover with sepia tone photo. Ribbons were part of the kit as well.
 Here are all the inside pages. I also inked all the chipboard accents and wow do they have some super strength adhesive on them! I had a tough time trying to pry one up to get a photo under it when I found a little mistake that I had made.

Letters cut from Winter Woodland. The card on theright opens up and has two more pictures inside.

Words are from Gypsy Wanderings

The card on the right is an acordian fold and holds 4 more photos underneath the flap.

Phrase is from Winter Frolic (and yes, that is my sister and me with our ear-flapper hats on at the Bentleyville light display. It was really cold.)

The End
I am sure I will be making more of these in the future. It is so fun to do a smaller project and be able to complete it.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone....
one week until Christmas!! :)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Pink and Blue Christmas Card

I made a pink and blue Christmas card for the My Pink Stamper challenge. I had just received my new Winter Frolic cartridge and wanted to try it so it worked out great!! 

I had a hard time at first coming up with a pink and blue card but I really like how it turned out.

I am just finishing up my big photo book project for my Mom-will post soon!

Have a great day! :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

MPS Birthday Challenge

Though I should be making Christmas projects, I couldn't resist making a card for the My Pink Stamper challenge. 

I just got a little shipment from Oh My Crafts that included a set of Sizzix embossing folders in leopard and zebra and I had to try them out! I love it!!

The crown and words are from Gypsy Wanderings. I've never used the cartridge before. (I didn't realize all the fun images it contains.) The paper layers are dark brown, with hot pink, and then tan with embossing and distressed inked with Vintage Photo and Mustard Seed.

I have to get busy on a small chipboard album for my Mom and I have an idea for a little wall art piece. I'll post as soon as I'm done-hopefully before Christmas!

We have snow and COLD here. They are talking single digits for the weekend-BRRRRR!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Tree and Mantle

Yay...the Christmas tree is up and decorated!
It only took me a week. :)

Mantlescape complete as well. I've been loving the seasonal penants this year!

I spent the whole week working on the mantle. Every time I walked by I changed something. I had so many different decorations up and down, but I think I finally like the results! We are getting 'lake effect' snow today-very light and fluffy. It looks very Christmas-y outside today.

Have a wonderful evening. I will post more Christmas cards tomorrow.

I entered my banner over on Todays Creative Blog-lots of great ideas over there for the holidays.