Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sketch Challenge at SCS

There's another wonderful sketch challenge at Splitcoast Stampers today. I think the sketch challenges are my favorite challenges at SCS. Here's my card for today's challenge.

We are celebrating my dad's 80th birthday next week while everyone is together in VA for Christmas. Green is his favorite color and he loves cupcakes, so I think he'll like this.

The cupcake stamp is from the dollar bin at Michael's. The Happy Birthday stamp is DRS Designs (250B). I stamped the cupcake on white CS, colored the cake, icing and candle with Copics and then paper pieced the cupcake liner with some DP.  I added stickles to the candle's star flame for some sparkle. The dp is from Hobby Lobby's paper studio and I found the cupcake border punch on clearance at HB too. Gotta love those sales!

Well I have Christmas cookies to bake today and some shopping, so I'd better get going.

Until next time,

Saturday, December 17, 2011

December Birthdays

I hate to say it, but I'm getting tired of making Christmas cards. I never thought I'd hear myself say that!!  I still need to make a few more, but today I took a break and decided to make a birthday card for one of my sisters in law, whose birthday is next week!

DRS Designs has some really cute snowmen stamps and I really like this lovely snow lady. This card is also for the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.

I stamped the snowflake flurries (168F) in SU Mellow Moss ink on the green cardstock for the background of my card. After coloring and cutting out my snow lady (163L), I added the pink strip with the sentiment (964D) to compliment the colors in my image. The snow lady is popped up with adhesive for some dimension. I added some half pearls to the snow ladies hat and to the side of the card.

Until next time,


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Come Join the Challenge!

Happy December 1st! Can you believe it is December? Christmas will soon be here. YEAH!!  I love Christmas.

Today over at DRS Designs we have a challenge for you to join. Every Thursday there will be a new challenge and there's a prize of new DRS Stamps for one lucky winner!! This week's challenge is stitching, either for real or faux. I chose faux stitching for my card.

The DRS stamps I used are Girl Swirl Holly (887G) and Merry Christmas (364B). I did my faux stitching in red around the holly image, popped it up on green CS that I edged with a punch and added some holly ribbon I found at Hobby Lobby on sale! It's a quick and simple card and I really like the results!!

I hope you can come on over to the DRS site and join in the fun.

Until til next time,

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Joy to the World!

Here's a card I made using DRS Designs new Snowflake Circle Cut Out (827L). I got this idea from Chrissy, another DRS designer. She made a card like this earlier this week and I have totally cased her card. We used our nesties to cut the stamped image into a wreath!  I just love the result.

 I added red nail heads to the wreath and a punched bow. The sentiment is another DRS stamp (864E) which I also used nesties to cut and layer. The background panel is edged with a star border punch. This was a fairly quick and easy card to create and as I said before, I love the result!! Thanks Chrissy for the inspiration!!

Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Telescoping Image Challenge

Happy Wednesday! Here's a card I created for the Technique Lover's Challenge on SCS. It's a telescoping image technique.

 I stamped my image twice and colored both with Copic markers. I then cut them out using the two larger square dies with the two smaller dies inside each square. This way I only had to color two images for four layers! After assembling the background, I just attached each square with foam dots for dimension.

I really like the result!! All stamps are DRS Designs:  Girl Swirl Holly (G887) and Happy "Holly" Days (B888). The background is embossed with the Cuttlebug Snowflake folder. I added the striped ribbon and bow and then some scoring lines at the top and bottom to complete the look.

Until next time, shelia

Monday, October 24, 2011

Post It Note Holders

My neighbor has asked me to join her at a craft fair, so I've been working on some things to take along. This is a Post It Note Holder with a mini gel pen. It's easy to create and makes a cute little gift. You start with a piece of 8 1/2 in. by 3 1/4 in. card stock.

Score at 1 1/2, 1 7/8. 2 1/4, 5 3/4  and 6 1/8
After scoring the card stock, fold all score lines. Do a valley fold at the 1 7/8 score line.

After folding, you need to cut two slits between the 1 1/2 and 2 1/4 score lines. I made the slits about 1/2 an inch apart. This creates the little flap where your gel pen will be held in place.

Cut 2 slits about 1/2 an inch apart between the 1 1/2 and 2 1/4 score lines.
Fold the score lines again, pulling the small flap out to hold the pen.

Now you need to use double sided tape to hold the back fold down.

Be sure to keep the little flap free of tape!!
Tape the back fold down. 

Add double sided tape to the back of your post it note.
Remove the backing from your tape and adhere your post it note to the inside of the holder.  I used a corner punch to round the top flap corners. It makes it look a little more special.

You can add dp to the top and bottom flaps. The top flap is 1 1/2 in. x 3 1/4. I used a piece of 1 3/8 x 3 1/8 dp for the top flap. The bottom flap is 2 3/8 in x 3 1/4 in. I used a piece of 2 1/4 x 3 1/8 dp for the bottom.

Top flap dp is 1 3/8 x 3 1/8. Bottom flap dp is 2 1/4 x 3 1/8.
To hold the top flap closed, attach a square or circle with a foam dot on the front bottom flap. Be careful not to catch the top flap with the foam dot. Now you can slide the top flap behind the square or circle and it will stay closed. I used the DRS Designs medium Filigree Snowflake on my square. Because of the size of my snowflake, my square is bigger than it has to be. On others that I've made I used a 1 1/2 in square or circle.

Add a gel pen and your project is complete!

Here are a couple more. 

square and circle are 1 1/2 in.
I've never written out directions like this before. I wonder if it makes any sense!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Inspiration Challenge at SCS

At SCS, the inspiration challenge took us to an interesting site. As soon as I saw the purple coneflower ( I knew exactly which DRS stamp to use! I love big flowers, especially daisies. So here is my take on today's challenge. I used the large DRS daisy (M1023), colored it with copics, used square nesties for the flower and border. I stamped the background with the DRS interlocking flower background (H813) using VersaMark, added the MS doily strip, added some half pearls and punched the side with a scalloped border.

A very close friend has a birthday this week, so I made this for her. Hope she likes it!

Until next time, shelia

Friday, September 30, 2011

Happy Fall

I love this time of the year when the leaves are beginning to change color and it's cool enough to have to wear a sweat shirt! It was actually cold enough one night this week to have our first fire in our fireplace. :-)

Creating cards for Thanksgiving is another thing I like about this season. Here are a couple of Thanksgiving cards I made.

I created the pumpkin card for a challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. We were suppose to paper piece something on our card. I used a piece of scrap DP and stamped my Stampabilities pumpkin on to it, cut it out, glued it onto the white CS where my original pumpkin was stamped and colored the stem with copics. I used some ribbon I'd purchased last year and the Cuttlebug swirls folder to give it the feel of leaves blowing around. I really like the look of this CAS (clean and simple) card.

The leaf stamp is from the $ bin at JoAnns and the sentiment is from an unknown set I've had for a long time. I stamped the leaves in SU Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip inks, then cut them out. I stamped the pumpkin CS with the leaf stamp to make my own designer paper and added chocolate chip CS for a border and then the large square brad next to the sentiment. You can see the small leaf border on the inside of the card - I think it just adds a little something!

Well I think I'll go stamp some more!!

Until next time, shelia

DRS Design Team

I am so excited to invited to be a part of the DRS Design Team. Soon I'll be posting cards created exclusively with DRS Design Stamps.