Monday, November 29, 2010

Wishes Card Confidence Program - Top Band

These three cards were created using the Wishes Top Band format. Using one card design but different papers and stamps can really make creating Faster, Simpler, Easier!
If you need the handout for this design, just email me!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


I came home from my parents' house with a few new stamp sets to play with!!! Hoooray! (Thanks Mom!) This is a quick and simple card (cause that's what I like best, of course!) using Sunflower, and Sunset cardstock and ink (and the Flourished Blessings stamp set!) To create the colors on the leaf, I used one of my favorite techniques. First I inked the leaf in Sunset ink, (on Sunflower cardstock) and then I rolled the edges in a darker color, before stamping it. I'm thinking I should have written down what I did, because to be honest, I am NOT exactly sure WHICH two colors I used. The good news is, that LOTS of color combos work beautifully with this technique. As I was playing, I tried out Sunset, Smoothie, Honey, and even Vineyard Berry. There are colors in each season's color palette that really lend themselves to this technique on the fall leaves. Just remember to start with the LIGHTEST color, so you don't ruin your ink pad!!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

a seriously BRIGHT christmas!

Why is it that I really generally despise making Christmas cards? I hate it! Unless. . . .I am using some sort of funky color combination. Pink and green tends to be my go-to Christmas card color scheme. (Actually, pink and green tends to be one of my go-to color combos all year long!)

I used Pear and Cotton Candy to create this card, along with the Evergreen stamp set. To create my snow drifts, I simply tore a few layers of cardstock, and tucked my trees between them. Then I punched some circles from white cardstock, adhered them, and covered them in Liquid Glass to create my sparkly, shiny snow.

As you read this, I am at my parents' house, probably rifling through all my mom's scrappy stuff, seeing what I can steal and take home with me!! ;) And I'm taking a stack of cardstock to punch circles with. I only have two little circle punches of my own (and no room to store more than that, anyway!) So I always fill up a Ziplock bag of assorted punched circles when I go home!!! (Especially the scalloped ones!!!!) So thankful for my mommy and all her toys!!!!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, November 8, 2010

I'll love you forever

Hello hello! Happy November! And yes, it seems to be whizzing by just as quickly as October did. Which is why I made the executive decision in my household, to LET GO of my rule - "No Christmas music till Thanksgiving," because at the rate we are going, Christmas is going to come and go, just in the time it takes me to turn on the music!

Today's card features paper from Splendor. This is such a pretty color palette - its great for spring and summer, but the colors lend themselves to fall too! (And the paper in that pack, with the clouds all over it, is one of my ALL-TIME favorite papers!)

I paper-pieced my little owls, from the Love You Forever stamp set. This is such a sweet little stamp set - lots of fun to paper-piece, but almost as fun to color too!

After I finished this, I felt like it needed a little something extra, so I pierced the edges with my paper piercer. (Another of my go-to techniques, as you probably already know!)

And now, I am off to enjoy a hot beverage, the cool weather, and some CHRISTMAS MUSIC!!!! Bring it on!

See you Thursday! (Where I'll be coming to you live from my parents' house! HOORAY!)