Monday, January 10, 2011

Better Late Than Never

I didn't post at all on my blog during December, so I'm trying to make up for it now. I did two different Christmas cards this year, one from Celebrate With A Flourish and one from Reminisce Accents.

The first one is the poinsettia card. The poinsettia was from Celebrate With A Flourish. The flowers and leaves were colored by hand using my Le Plume pens, which gave it a velvety look. I used glitter cardstock for the base (shadow feature). The then used glossy accents on the green swirly layer. I used Bazzil white cardstock for the base and the flowers and added pearls to the centers of the flowers.

The next one was the snowflake from Reminisce Accents. This one I didn't color, but instead used 4 different layers, 3 different shades of blue and one white and added some pearls and stickles to give it a little glimmer.

I ran the background of both cards through the Cuttlebug with the Divine Swirls folder. The tag idea came from watching Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas. I used his method of daubber inking the edges, distressed color inking the tag, and stamping the sentiment. I used the Tim Holtz "Merry Christmas" stamp.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Guest Designer

Today I have a guest designer! It's my beautiful niece Bridget. She got an expression for Christmas and just like a kid, tore into it and made these three things right off the bat! How cool is she? I'm so proud of her and the wonderful job that she did that I wanted to share it with everyone. I definitely see a designer in the making! Way to go Bridget!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

It's been a while

I haven't posted in quite some time because I was busy crafting and creating. I made a lot of Christmas presents and taught some classes, but now it's time to do some things for me again. I did spend a lot of time browsing the blogs and got a lot of really good ideas. I will be posting some of my projects soon, but I wanted to start with this one, which was a late Christmas present for my Mom. I try to take my ideas (or others that I scraplift) and make something for friends or family before I put it on the market.

Here is a grocery list frame. It's a very pretty way to list your grocery needs. Sure beats a pad of paper attached to a magnet on the fridge!

I used MS Elegant Cake for the font and flourish. The paper was DCWV for the old, antique looking lined paper, and C'ordinations for the rest. I used some Christmas ribbon from Michaels to hide where the two different papers met. Although it is Christmas looking I don't think it looks very Christmasy, plus it was the perfect color.

It's a perfect fit for the perfect spot - between the pantry and the fridge. A velcroed expo pen at the bottom and your ready to go!