Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Merry Wishes

Good Morning! No snow here yet (thank the good lord!) but Christmas is fast approaching and i'm trying to get some Christmas cards built........well, maybe not built but rather made so that i'm not in a crunch to have what I need. Perhaps the word built came to mind because the main image is a log cabin!  To create my card, I started with a fun background embossing Folder from Darice Designs

I then sponged white Craft ink onto the birch trees.

Next, I created a snowy landscape with this fun Tree Landscape Layers Die Set

The Log cabin is also from Impression Obsession and is called Small Cabin

The Cardinals are from the Birch Tree Die set

I sponged the edges of the cabin with Tim Holtz Distress in and painted the snowy parts with Vica Crystal Gel.

You can find the Merry Wishes Sentiment here

Have you got any Christmas Cards made yet?

Monday, October 5, 2015

Pop up gift card holder with Doodlebug Designs

Today, I have a fun share for you that I created with my Sugarplum paper from Doodlebug Designs

If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you'll find my Periscope Video attached

but for now.......

I cut the original paper at 93/4" x 5.25

I scored the paper at 13/4" and 6"

Then I scored lengthwise along both sides at 1/2"

Please see the Video for further instructions

I trimmed my two patterned papers

Christmas Trim to 1 1/2" x 4"
Merry Magic to 3.5" x 4"

I saved one of the 1/2" pieces that I trimmed from the sides and wrapped that 4" piece with  Doodlebug Bubblegum and Swimming Pool Twine

To add more dimension to the Sugar Plum Die cuts Craft Kit Gingerbread peeps, I added sponging with Tim Holtz Distress Ink and then added some liquid applique accents.

Lastly, I stamped and attached a Tiny Tag sentiment from SU"s Tiny Tag Stamp set and punch~

I added the dimensional dots, which will be used to close up the card when the gift card has been inserted. The inside panel, which holds the gift card is 3.5 x 4" 

I also added these fun enamel dot stickers to the top panel

Here's the Video to help you recreate the project

Happy Stamping!


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Impression Obsession Designer Challenge-Fall Floral

Hey there! How are you all doing today?

Our challenge this week is Fall Floral. I have to admit, that I don't have a LOT of floral stamps, but am more a fan of Foliage, so that's what I worked on!

Here's what I did to make the card

First, I stamped the background on white with  the Oak cover a card stamp and Memento Ink


I embossed the Gentle Branch Solid  with Gold Embossing Powder

I cut a Stencil using the Maple Leaf in the Leafs Die Set and Stencilled in Cajun Craze Ink over the embossed image. 

I took Night of Navy Ink and sponged around the branch and other areas of the card, adding some shadow onto the leaves for added dimension, followed by Daffodil Delight ink.

Lastly, I created a sweet little banner using the  Oh Sweet Autumn Stamp

and then I put it all together!

So I made my first Periscope Video showing how I made my card!

Please be gentle on me if viewing it, It was my very FIRST Instructional Video EVER!


Be sure to enter your card over at IO stamps to earn a chance to win a gift certificate for new Rubber or Dies or some other goodies from the store! You can see all the details for the challenge, as well as links for todays' DT players!

Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Countdown to Christmas

This weekend past, I headed out to Parkhill for my Annual Jactopia weekend with my girlfriends. I can hardly believe that we have been doing this for 11 years now! I had the opportunity to stop in at Scrappin' Great Deals and have a little shop and picked up this fun Christmas Paper by Doodlebug Design. I really wanted to do something fun with my new Buddy the Elf stamp from Impression Obsession, but what to do?

I had a peek around the dollar store in Parkhill and found this fun Easel Chalkboard.  The Paper and Accessories in the Doodlebug Sugar Plum collection were perfect for this whimsical little project!

First I mixed some paint to lay out a base on the frame. Once the paint dried, I glazed it over with some Viva Crystal Gel. One can NOT possible get enough bling can they?

For this side of the easel, I stamped in versamark and embossed in white over chalkboard paper
I used two papers to cover the easel- Christmas Trim (fussy cutting the scalloped edge) and Jolly Gingerbread. These papers are delicious enough to eat!!! I wanted to add a little more to the frame, so I couldn't resist adding Dasher Doodle to the corner after sponging him a bit to add a touch more dimension.  Lastly, I added the sweet Enamel Christmas Dots tie in all the bright colours in the Designer Paper.

and now, for the Flip Side!

Can you see the sparkly goodness of the Crystal Gel on this side?

I decided to leave this uncovered so that the sentiments and Kris Kringle would be the focal point.

My Silhouette expert friend Kim, helped me to cut the sentiment that complimented the December 25th Medallion that I fussy cut from the Christmas Magic Paper!  How many day's IS it 'til Christmas. Just a sec, I'm going to Google that!  It's 87, Eighty-seven, which means it will be here WAY before we know it!  Anyway, I would have wrote that in the parentheses, however, I could NOT find any chalk in the stores today and I couldn't wait to post. But what I love about the board, is that you can chalk it in each day! I added Kris Kringle and a few more of the enamel dots, 'cause well, you can NEVER have too much bling!

I truly hope that you enjoyed my project! It was fairly easy to complete and if you start now, you will have lot's of time to make one before the Jolly Fellow arrives!

Happy Crafting


Sunday, September 20, 2015

Falling for Sydney-Class Layout

Hope you're all having an AMAZING weekend

I'm excitied to share a layout that i'll be teaching this week!

It sure feels like Fall this morning! I went out to take the photo of the layout and I must say it is a touch chilly! Hoping it will warm up a bit as I'm supposed to be lounging by a friend's pool later this afternoon. I LOVE this mix of colours! I cased a Layout by Leah Killian that I found on the Lily Bee Website, but then I made it my own! Kinda like American take the song and change it up a bit to make it your own! I'm a little old for AI, but never to old to scrapbook!

Some of the products I used

Designer Paper by Crate Paper

I cut the leaves with my Silhouette

the title was stamped with IO Stamps

Hand Carved Haloween (just to give the paper a little dimension)

To bring the Leaves to life, I used water, ink and Prima Colour Bloom Sprays.

I think i'm going to Periscope those, but need to clean my desk up first!

Hope you have an amazing day!


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Happy Haunting! Impression Obsession Thursday Designer Challenge

It's time for the Thursday Designer Challenge over at IO Stamps

This week,we want to see your finest Halloween Creations

Mine is very simple,  but fun!
Head on over to the IO Stamps Blog to link up your creation and find out who's playing today!

These are the products I used

Happy Stamping!


Sunday, September 13, 2015

Splat! Challenge Chicks Challenge

Have you all seen that the new challenge is up on the Challenge Chicks Page?

It's a SPLAT Challenge, hosted by my good Pal Jeanne~

I had the PERFECT stamps for this challenge and decided to create a clean and simple card!!!

All stamps are by Impression Obsession and are as follows:

  A very easy card to make!

Happy Stamping