Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Vintage Santa Images

I am totally loving all the Vintage Santa images that  you see in pattern papers this year.  Pink Paislee has totally out did themselves and I am in love with the Father Christmas line.  I paired the Father Christmas line with a clear acrylic star from Clear Scraps.

I love using all the different clear shapes that Clear Scraps makes.  I enjoying using them on my layouts and altered projects but most of all I love using them as the focal point of my cards.  Today I am showcasing Clear Scraps "Small Stars" which are great for any project no matter what theme or event your working on.   I love to ink them up and emboss them to make them stand out more on projects.

Here is my card showcasing the Clear Scraps Small Stars

Santa card 2010

Here is a close up of the star

  Santa Card 1a 2010
Products used:
Clear Scraps Small Stars
Pink Paislee "Father Christmas" Pattern papers
Kraft Cardstock
Vintage Glass Glitter
Zig Silver paint pen
Staz-on Teal Ink
ColorBox Creamy Brown Ink
Tim Holtz Sizzix embossing folder
Cut cardstock to 10.5 x 5.25 and fold in half
Cut pattern paper to 5x5 and ink edges in Creamy Brown and adhere to front of card
Peel off protective coating from star and ink with Staz-on Teal ink
When dry emboss star
Paint the embossed image with the silver Zig Paint Pen
Trim out Santa from pattern paper and apply Vintage Glitter Glass with favorite adhesive and then pop dot to center of star.
Adhere Star to center of the card
Add ribbon and tie in bow.
I hope you will try these fun and simple techniques on your next project.

Thanks for looking and till next time.
Happy Crafting

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Christmas Card and a couple winners...

I have already started my Christmas Cards for this year.  I actually started a couple weeks ago and I am so glad that I did as I will be sending a lot of cards to my husband and his squadron as they will be leaving soon.  Christmas will be a little different for us this year with Hubby being gone this year we are actually doing a mini Christmas here in a couple weeks.  So I am looking forward to putting up our Christmas tree next week.  Never thought I would put it up before Thanksgiving.. lol

With that said here is a card that I made this week using this weeks card sketch at Card Patterns.

Here is a close up 
Products used:
Kraft Cardstock
DCWV Pattern Paper
BoBunny Stamp
VersaMagic Red Magic and Spanish Olive ink
Colorbox Creamy Brown Ink
Jenni Bowlin scalloped circle
Kaiser Crafts glems

Here is this week's sketch at Card Patterns

Can I just say that I was really excited to see that I made the top 6 cards last week at Card Patterns.  It totally put a smile on my face and made my day...  Thanks to everyone at Card Patterns for picking my card as one of the top 6.

Ok so now on to the winners of my last giveaway with the amazing U-Cutz from Darcies

Blogger TeenaBugg38 said...
Your cards are adorable!!! I am already a follower :)Thanks for a great giveaway!
October 22, 2010 10:31 AM


BloggerCasey Wright said...
These cards are super cute!
October 22, 2010 2:40 PM

Please send me your snail mail addy so I can get these off to you ASAP (click to e-mail me)

Till tomorrow

Happy Crafting.

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Cards for men...

I love making cards for my boys and hubby and Scrap Within Reach Industrial Park collection is perfect for any male theme cards you may need to create.  I also mixed in the Noteblocks from the Cambridge Collection.

This first card features a kraft mini bag from Scrap Within Reach.  It's a great way to add a gift card to your card.

I just adore the Noteblocks in the Cambridge Collection and it makes for a quick card that is sure to stand out.

Don't forget to leave me a comment on my previous post for a chance at a sweet little giveaway.

Thanks for looking and I will be back tomorrow with another project.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

A couple cards & a Giveaway...

Yesterday I spent the day cleaning, purging and creating in my scrap room...  Today I want to share 2 different cards that I created.  Be sure to leave a comment and or follow my blog to be in a drawing for a some of the items I used on my cards.(items are listed at the end of this post)

First up is a Winter theme card that I created using this weeks sketch at 2 sketches 4 you.  I just adore the sketches each week...

Products used:
Kraft Cardstock
Pink Paislee pattern paper
Jenni Bowlin Circle tag
Chipboard Snowflake
Vintage lace
VersaMagic Dew Drop - Cloud White
VersaMagic Dew Drop - Sahara Sand
Tsukineko "Sparkle" Shimmer Spritz
Tim Holtz Sizzix embossing folder
Fiskars Upper Crest Border Punch

Here is this weeks sketch from 2 sketches 4 You

This next card I created using this weeks sketch from Card Patterns weekly sketch blog.  I came across it from a friends blog and just fell in love with the sketch.  

Products used:
Kraft Cardstock
Darcie Pattern papers
Darcie Happy Birdy U-Cuts
Jenni Bowlin Tag
VersaMagic Dew Drop - Sahara Sand
Satin Ribbon

Here is this weeks sketch at Card Patterns

I have several snowflakes, 3 different U-Cuts and some Kraft Cardstock and Satin Ribbon Packaged up and ready to send to two lucky people.  All you have to do is leave a comment.  If you want to try your chances twice all you have to do is sign up to follow my blog. 

Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog and I hope you will leave me a comment so I can hop onto your blog.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Aluminum Foil and Alcohol inks

Last week I showed you this card using aluminum foil.

I promised I would show you what I did to my  leaf.  So today is the day.

Supplies needed:
Scrap paper
Glue Stick
Alcohol inks (I used Terra Cotta Black and Metallic gold)
Aluminum foil
Inking tool
Leaf dye and embossing folder

1. Tear off some aluminum foil and crush it up a bit
2. Apply glue to scrap paper
3. Place aluminum foil on top of scrap piece of paper and smooth it out

4. Trim off extra aluminum foil and die cut your leaf from your paper and then emboss it

5. Shake Metallic Gold alcohol ink and apply a few drops directly to your leaf

6. Apply Terra Cotta alcohol ink to your Inking tool and start dabbing your leaf till it's covered with ink.

7. Apply a small dot of black alcohol ink to a new felt strip on your inking tool and dab in a couple spots and then switch back to felt strip with Terra Cotta alcohol ink and dab over black ink.

8. Continue dabbing your leaf letting the ink dry some and then dabbing it again.  Once you get the look that your looking for set it aside and let it dry.

9. Use your leaf as an embellishment on a card.

I also did the same technique on a pumpkin.

If you are local to me I will be teaching a class using Aluminum foil and alcohol inks creating 5 different Christmas Cards at Lilas Scrapbooking in Everett.  Here is a peek at 2 of those cards.

Class is Wednesday October 27th from 3-4:30 or 5-6:30 and repeats again on Friday October 29th

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Trick or Treat

You already know that I love Halloween but I also love owls and I guess if you know me you already knew that.  So naturally I had to make a card with an owl on it but how to make it a spooky owl... With my Cricut of course... I used the Create a Critter cartridge with some Basic Grey pattern paper and I just adore how it turned out. 

Will be back tomorrow with that aluminum foil how to...

Thanks for looking and choosing to come visit my blog.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I just love Halloween & Clear Scraps Contest...

I simply adore all things Halloween. I love all the colors of Halloween and love when the kids get dressed up etc. The only thing I dislike about this time of year is all the scary movies on television. I can't watch scary movies. I think the scariest I go is watching Sweeny Todd or Ghost Miranda loves scary movies but they just freak me out. lol

So naturally today I want to show you a Halloween Card. I did the whole Witch and Black cat thing but I promise you it's not scary at all. I also used this weeks sketch at 2S4Y.

Products used:
Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic
Hambly lace transparency
Rusty Pickle Pattern Paper
Vintage Halloween Image
Doodlebug Glitter Paper
Kaiser Crafts Black Gems
Colorbox charcoal glitter
Ribbon (M's)
I used Cricut design studio to create my frame. I so love design studio

Here is this weeks sketch at 2S4Y that I used for my inspiration.

Now if you simply love making all things Halloween and mixing in some Clear Acrylic with your creations then please get in on this contest for a great Acrylic goody bag.

Clear Scraps Contest Details...
Scare us. Spook us. Give us the chills.
We want to see your acrylic Halloween projects!
Cards, layouts, candy boxes...whatever you want - just show us how you would use some acrylic to celebrate this spooky holiday.

Send your projects to:
One project per person, please. Submissions to this contest will be posted in a Facebook album for easy viewing and each submission will be an entry into a drawing for a prize package from Clear Scraps. If you'd like a second entry into the drawing - become a Facebook Fan or a Blog follower and we'll put you in there twice (or 3 times if you submit and follow both places). Drawing will take place on Halloween night and the winner will be announced the next day on the Clear Scraps blog.

Don't forget I will be back here in a couple days with another card and a step by step tutorial on playing with aluminum foil.

Thanks for looking.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Welcome Fall...

Fall is finally in the air around here. The leaves are turning and falling already and the air is crisp. Lots of apples and pumpkins at the market. Not to mention its baking season for me. hehe

So with it being fall and all I thought I would show a fall theme card today.

Products used:
Couture Cardstock
Rita Marie Pattern paper (plaid)
My minds eye pattern paper (frame)
aluminum foil
alcohol inks
vintage music paper.

I will be back tomorrow with another card and on Thursday I will do a step by step on using aluminum foil.

Thanks for looking and happy fall to you

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

A couple cards to start off the week.

So since I have been doing a lot of card making lately I decided that this week I will feature some cards on my blog.. I hope you will join me each day as I showcase my latest cards and maybe a few other things.

Today I would like to show you a few cards that I made for Scrap Within Reach.

The pattern papers are from the Afternoon Tea collection. Which if you love pink then this collection is for you... Of course I had to punch out some butterflies as you can never go wrong with a butterfly for an embellishment..

Thanks for looking and I hope you will be back tomorrow to see more cards...

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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Halloween Card Class & winner to RAK

I just love Halloween. I love all the colors and seeing the excitement in my kido's eyes when they get to dress up for school and to go trick or treating. They also love giving there teachers a little card with a treat bag of candy...

If your local to me I have an upcoming Halloween card class at Lila's Scrapbooking and more on Wednesday October 6th from 3-4 or 5-6 You will create 5 different cards for $15.00 Here are a few cards that you will make at the class.

If you can't make it on the 6th. I also have the same class on October 15th from 1-2

Ok so lets get on to the RAK winner... This weekend I put up a card I created in honor of World Card Making day and asked ya to leave a comment for an awesome card kit RAK. That lucky winner is....

Melissa said...

This is really pretty!


October 02, 2010 5:48 PM

Melissa please e-mail me at ElisaK12 at gmail dot com

Thanks for looking and I will be back tomorrow with another project. If you aren't a follower of my blog yet please sign up as there will be more RAK's, contest announcements and the list goes on.

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Saturday, October 02, 2010

Today is National Card making day

In honor of National Card making day I created this card. It's filled with lots of great items from Clear Scraps.

Products used:

Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic Sheets

Clear Scraps Decorative Frames

Clear Scraps Bird shapes

Staz-on Ink (teal and black cherry)

Embossing folder

The girls Paperie pattern paper

Vintage music paper

Mellissa Frances Mica Flakes


Vintage flowers

bazzill bling (snowflakes)

Here is a close up of the bird

Are you planning on making any cards today? If you do please leave me a comment so I can hop to your blog. Plus one lucky person will win this special card kit from me.

Thanks for looking and I will be back Monday to announce the winner of the kit and post some cards that I make today.

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