Monday, September 22, 2014

Three Perfect Mushrooms

Hi Eveyone,

How are you all today??

Today I took the coolest class at Simply Said Rubber Stamps in Loveland, Ohio,  The Stylish Stylus, was one of two classes taught by Peggy Jo Ackley of Pink Ink Stamp Company. This class taught us how to create fun patterns and add great borders with a stylus tool and colored pencils.This embossing technique really is a great way to embellish stamped images. I was so amazed at the results. Hmm... you may see more from me using this unique technique.

Here is the stamped image that I started with.
By the way, this stamped image is one from the many stamps available 
from Pink Ink Stamp Company. Check out Peggy's wonderful stamp selection. 

 Here is the same stamped image after I had finished embossing and coloring. 

See all the white lines and designs that appear on the mushrooms?? I added the designs using a stylus.After I drew in the designs the next step was coloring using colored pencils.After you color then your designs will become visible. Pretty cool!!

Let me share the completed card I made using the stamped image after it was embossed and colored.

If you ever have the opportunity to take a class from Peggy Jo Ackley, do so, you will not be sorry. I loved this class and am already looking forward to her next visit. 

I am adding this card in the following challenges:

That's it for today.

See you soon

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Thank You

Hi Everyone,

Well it's Sunday nite and the new week has already started September seems to be on a rampage, going by so quickly. Last month was the annual stamp convention here in the Cincinnati area. I picked up a few new stamps at Stampaway this year, and here is one of those images.

I just fell in love with this winged diva. She is gorgeous isn't she.

I decided that those wings really needed some dimension so I stamped and colored another pair and popped them up with dimensional foam.  

I added some yummy lace behind the bottom of the stamped diva image 
however it is somewhat hidden behind the double bow 

That's it for now
Have a great week
Thanks for stopping in today.

Stamps: Lost Coast Designs - Winged Girls
Paper/Card Stock
: White CS, DP, Gold CS
Ink: Distress Ink - Old Paper, Black Soot; Distress markers
Dies: Spellbinders - Ribbon Tags S4-323
Accessories:Hug Snug  Seam Binding Ribbon, Distress Markers, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam

I am submitting this card to the following fabulous challenges:

Friday, September 12, 2014

Pumpkin Seeds

Hi everyone
Thanks for dropping in today.

I know that sowing seeds is generally a spring activity, however I decided to make this a fall retro image, especially since the seed packet label is for pumpkin seeds.

The bow probably looks familiar to you, well, I had made a few when I tried out the technique of making a bow using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool and using Washi Tape instead of ribbon. Yep, it works. Now I will be using my Washi tape more often. The purple in the dual colored bow is ribbon, but that dreamy orange sherbet stripped "ribbon" is the Washi Tape.And who would have have thought.

Want to see how this is done, (I know you are just dying to see how it is done).Click here and check out the video Donna Maligno has made.Washi Tape bows are easy and pretty, too.

 Just love this autumn stamp set from JustRite. They have some yummy stamps and this one was yelling at me to be used, so I did.

Stamps:  JustRite -Autumn Labels Twenty-Two, Shabby Chic Autumn Leaves (sentiment)
Paper/Card Stock
:Orange CS, Black CS, Cream CS
Ink: Distress Ink - Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, VersaMark
Dies Used:  Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Two S4-346
Accessories: Washi Tape, Ribbon, Orange EP, Dimensional Foam

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping in today, have a wonderful week, see you soon.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Have a Wonderful Christmas

Hello Everyone,
Hope you are having a wonderful week so far. The card I am sharing today is another card from my Card Shop card class held in August.

This card design is known as a Double Dutch card. And this design is super easy to make.

I thought the design would  make the cutest Christmas card. I know, I know we just entered September and I am already doing Christmas cards. Well the holiday season will be here before we know it.

Here is the card closed
Here is the card opened (2 views)

This is a fun card to make and to send.Closed this is an A-2 card size.

Here are the dimensions to cut:
Main card piece - 9" X 4 3/16"  score @ 5 1/2"
Gate fold piece 2" X 8 1/2"  Score @ 2 1/8" and 6 3/8"
Top panel 4" X 3 1/4"
Gate Fold Panels - 1 7/8" X 1 3/4"
Inside panel - 5 1/4" X 4"
The gate fold piece attaches on the back side of the card at the bottom and then wraps to the front and folds.
Add the panels and decorate.

  Try this unique shape card. I think you will like it.

Stamps:Heartfelt Creations Bright Christmas Sentiment ;Snowman - WhipperSnapper Designs - Stanley 
Paper/Card Stock
: Blue CS, White CS, DP's
Ink: Memories - Black, Memento - Grape Jelly
Dies Used: Spellbinders Circle die
Accessories:Glitter, MS snowflake punch, doily, markers, Glue Pen

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

Have a great week. See you soon,