Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Ornaments Tags and Foil

Working with the Tim Holtz foil paper packs today, this is Confections. For an 8"x 8" piece I cut two 4" x 5 1/4" and then I have two pieces perfect for tags after using the larger ones for card fronts. The Santa stamp is an old, retired one from PSX that I really love.

Clear glass ornaments can be found in most craft stores at this time of year (or you can wait and get tons of them on clearance after the holiday). I made my own thin, pourable glue to coat the insides and then sprinkled Nuvo Desert Sunset glitter inside. This is one of my favorite glitters this year with so many warm colors of sparkle, they look so pretty with the tree lights reflecting from them. 
For the glue I used Aleene's clear tacky glue in a little plastic bottle and added hot water and shook to mix. Roughly a half and half recipe.

Monday, December 3, 2018


So caught up in the beauty of the new Tim Holtz foil paper collection, this is the Jewel Tones and perfect for holiday cards. Embossed using the Sizzix texture fades Poinsettias folder and embellished with Nuvo Golden Sunset enamel drops and Liquid Pearls in gold (let dry overnight). TH Tattered Poinsettia die and coordinating embossing folder for flower, added glitters to petals. Sentiment is Stampin' Up! Greetings of the Season embossed in gold detail powder.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Christmas Cards

It is great to be back in the Splitcoast challenge game, I have missed it. I was so happy to see this card featured on the SCS Instagram site today! Totally made my morning a very happy one.
The Angel of Peace stamp is by Penny Black and I just love her. Fun and easy to color, I used Copic markers. Added some Wink Of Stella glitter to the dove and wings and some Nuvo enamel drops to her hair (Golden Sunset) and to the side of the card (Translucent). Embossed the sentiment (also Penny Black) in gold detail powder. Card stocks are SU Gable Green (Lemon Lime) and Whisper White. 

I always have a box of card fronts that were done with various Tim Holtz distress oxide inks sitting by my desk. It's great to have some backgrounds ready and waiting to go. Embossed one of these with the Sizzix 3D snowflakes folder and added some pearls and glass pebbles for embellishing. Sentiment (Hero Arts) embossed in silver. Butterflies die cut from SU glimmer paper.

For the show us your Grinch colors on the December Virtual Stamp Night (Mini3) challenge on SCS. I went with the literal approach and made an ornament with a hand drawn in black Sharpie face that I found on my Google Grinch search. Colored in lime green Copic marker and die cut with ornament shape. Added silver glimmer paper for top and embroidery thread to hang. The rest of the stamps are Stampin' Up! Branch (not sure) and Tags Til Christmas. SU embossing folder and sequins (non SU) for decorations.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

New Holiday Mini

This new Signs Of Santa set is simply adorable. I used today's sketch (Splitcoast Stampers) for a clean and simple one layer card. All supplies used were Stampin' Up! 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Library Challenge

This is my first Halloween card of the season! I love summer but am so ready for fall at this point. Haven't been able to go out doors for long with the poor air quality, heavy smoke drifting down from the wildfires.
This is for the Library Challenge featuring the beautiful book by Maya Angelou "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings". This challenge was right up my alley, covering the two hobbies I love most- stamping and reading.

Saturday, August 18, 2018


These shimmerz mylar sheets by Elizabeth Craft Designs is so cool! Simply embossed it and added some SU pearls and a sentiment die cut on Concord Crush paper.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Last day of challenges

This is the last day of Dare To Get Dirty challenges at Splitcoast. Don't panic if you haven't finished yet, the deadline for uploading your cards is August 15th at 11:59 CST.

This  first card used Lawn Fawn Fairy and oil pastels on Whisper White.

SU supplies: Cool Caribbean, Whisper White, and Basic Black card stocks. Tulip frame embossing folder and retired sentiment?? not sure of set. Tree stamp by Inkadinkado since I could not locate my Lovely As A Tree set that I had hoped to use. Coloring done with Tim Holtz distress oxide inks, brushos, and Nuvo embellishment mousse.

Easy and fun using Heidi Swapp paper and Spellbinders word die.

Caring Thoughts stamp set with Tim Holtz alcohol inks on glossy paper. SU Field Flowers used for flower centers.

Lawn Fawn stamp set with Brocade background stamp and brushos.

An interesting technique using a magazine page of Angelina Jolie.