Sunday, October 31, 2010

Christmas Card #2

Finally, another card.  YAY!  I have to admit that I just haven't been in the mood.   Yes, I've been volunteering, but I have had the time to make cards.  I have no muse.  I'm not sure what is going on.  But, I hope my inspiration returns some time soon!  This is a card I made for Splitcoast Stampers Challenge  Sketch 303.   I actually turned mine sideways.
Nothing glitzy and glamorous.  Just simple and to the point.  Here is the recipe:
Stamps:  Christ is Born, Come to Bethlehem (Star)
Ink:         Cherry Cobbler
Paper:     Deck the Halls DSP, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake,
               Very Vanilla
Other:      Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder

That's it. Eazy Peazy!  I have three other cards ready for you.  They are not Christmas.  I am giving a workshop this coming Thursday and two of the  cards are ones I thought I might like to make and decided against it, and the others are ones we are going to make.  The ones I decided against have alot of layers :)))!! and I thought that was way too much paper cutting for me.  There will be 15 women there! YIKES!   So, I kept the cards pretty simple.  Most of the women that will be there have little, to no previous card making skills, so I didn't want to overwhelm them!

That's it for me.  I hope you have had a wonderful weekend. 


Monday, October 18, 2010

Christmas Card #1

I'm so sorry I haven't posted in awhile.  I have excuses, but I'm sure you don't want to hear them ;)  I'm not exactly sure how my postings are going to be running from this point forward.  I signed up as a volunteer at my hospital and went to an all day orientation today.  It was awesome.  My goal is to volunteer quite a lot. Well, at least while I'm here.  I'm still going to be visiting my family in Georgia.  Thus the volunteering.  I get to be out and about and "working" but still get to take off when I want to.  The best of both worlds.  We'll see how it works out.  So, depending on how often I volunteer will reflect my postings.  I hope you'll stay with me through thick and thin!

So, it's almost that time of year.  If I want to make sure I get everyone in my family a card made this year, I have got to start early.  Actually, I'm not sure if this particular card will get sent or not.  I'm not very happy with the  way the poinsettia turned out.  Things did not go my way when attempting to make it.  It was very frustrating.

I cased THIS CARD by  LaurieF on SplitCoast Stampers.  Hers is AWESOME!  I want to try to make one just like it, but I need to purchase a few things.  So, I thought I would try to change it up a little.  I didn't add three layers like she did for the circle and background, because I couldn't think of another color that would go with the gold and red. White didn't look good and vanilla didn't look good.  You get the picture.  I also didn't add any bling.  Here is my recipe:
Stamps:  Christ is Born
Paper:    Gold, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Other:    Flourish texture plate, gold brads, 
               non-SU ribbon, dimensionals
               gold glitter pen (non-SU)
               ticket corner punch
Well, that's it for me today.  I hope you have a wonderful evening.  I will have something for you tomorrow, so don't give up hope, hahaha!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fifth Ave Birthday

Hello everyone! Yes, I'm still alive and kicking.  It has been way too long since I last posted.  I started posting last week and was having problems with blogger.  It wouldn't let me add any photos.  What kind of a post do you have without photos???  Not a good one!  I actually had something different I was going to post, but I've decided to move on.  I could always go back and post it later.  Here is a card I made for my Sister-In- Law's birthday.

I really enjoyed making this card.  Here is the recipe:
Stamps:  Fifth Ave Floral, Sincere Salutations
Paper:    Bella Bleu DSP (Retd), Pretty in Pink, Black
Other:    Border Punch, Polka Dot ribbon, Sizzix Tiny Leaves Die

Technique Tip:
 - Learning the "Feather Stroke"  I took a Copic Marker Class a couple of weeks ago at my local Scrapbooking Store and learned a couple of new techniques that have really helped me out when using my markers.  Of course, these same tips can be used for the Stampin' Up Markers. I rated the Feather as my number one tip.  If you look closely at the petals on my flower, you'll see the feathery strokes.  Remember, I'm still in the learning phase. As Sally said, practice, practice, practice.

Here is her WEBSITE  She is also on youtube and she also has links to other people who are great with markers.  I hope you find this tip helpful!