Tuesday, October 28, 2014


 I decided to post something today that I made in honor of our highschool football team and my husband and coaching staff.  My husband coaches the varsity football team and for the second time in high school HISTORY(last year he coached them to the FIRST EVER!) for our school, they are in the playoffs!  Another first is that we are HOSTING the first round!   I wanted to present this to him tommorrow morning before he heads to school, so he doesn't know about it yet..shh...lol
 I started by layering our school colors of Pumpkin Pie onto Basic Black and then a piece of Brights DSP Pattern Pack onto those two layers.  I made a rosette from the Nuetrals Pattern Paper Pack of DSP and then punched out a Champagne Glimmer Pennant and layered the Go Team that I stamped in Momento Black ink onto Whisper White and punched it out also with the Pennant Punch and then adhered it to the rosette.
For the football, I used a Circle Framelit, cut out the circle and then stuck it back into the Big Shot with the circle framelit laying over half of the circle to make the "football" shape.  I ran this through the Big Shot and Decorative Dots embossing folder.  I made the grid on the football all free handed with strips of Whisper White.  I added some cute pom poms behind the football.  I made them by winding some of the Tangerine Tango and White Two Tone Trim around my fingers about 3 times and then twisting some lightweight wire to the center and then cutting each end of the loops open and then using a comb, fluffed it out.  I hope you enjoy the card, and I hope he does too..lol.
Wish us luck to make it ANOTHER first tommorrow night and make it to the SECOND ROUND!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Monster Mash

 Thought I better make my Halloween cards priority this week since we are heading into the final week of October...already!   This is one we made at class using the Monster Mash stamp set and the Frightful Wreath stamp set.  I started out by layering up the Old Olive that I punched with the Chevron Punch on two sides and staming with the Trick or Treat in Momento Black ink, onto the Basic Black card stock and then onto a Whisper White base.  I stamped the eyes from the set in black as well, to cover up some blank spots.
For the Frankie, I stamped him in Momento Black onto Whisper White and colored in his face and legs with the Old Olive Blendabilities and used the Color Lifter to lighten up some spots on his face and punched out using the 1 3/4" Circle punch .  I added some of the smallest Basic Rhinestones to his "bolts" on the side of his head, which ended up looking like earrings...lol   I used some Dimensionals and popped this up onto a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper punched out using the 2" Circle Punch.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Making Spirits Bright

 So, I had a workshop this past weekend with a group of FABULOUS ladies and my hostess requested a wine tag.  So, I pulled out my Making Spirits Bright stamp set from the Holiday Catalog and came up with something festive for Halloween and this stamp is PERFECT for the wine tag.
I started by cutting a piece of Basic Black card stock to 3x6 and scoring it at 2".  I punched a hole for the neck to come through with the 1 3/8" circle punch.  I layered up the front with Pumpkin Pie card stock and a piece of Monster Mash DSP (the ghosts were just too perfect NOT to put with the sentiment).  I cut a piece of Gold Glimmer paper with an Oval from the Oval Framelits and then another piece of Whisper White card stock to stamp and color on for the front.  I colored with the Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities the drink and the eyeball olive with Old Olive Blendabilities.  I stamped out the Happy Halloween from the same set on Whisper White in Momento Black ink and flagged the end.  To the top of the layers, I added a black button from the Nuetrals pack with some Tangerine Tango Baker's Twine tied in a bow.  I added some Crystal Effects to the "drink" to make it look wet. I love this set and plan to do some gift giving at Christmas with some of the other stamps in the set.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wonderous Wreath

 First off, let me start by saying I cannot believe it's been one month since I posted on my blog....secondly, this is why!  I took some time recently to keep my 6 month old grandson for a week and just "forgot the rest of the world" ....I had stuff to post, but being on the computer was the last thing I wanted to do with him here.  I was pooped by week's end, BUT I wouldn't change that week for anything...
 He is just a HAPPY baby and that made it so much more of a GREAT time with us.  I hated walking away from him on Saturday when we sent him home. :(  We took lots of pictures and these are some of my favorites.
 As I said, this is how he is most of the time...PRECIOUS~
 I have cards to show from October's card classes.  I just now got to taking photos of them as you see above, my camera was busy elsewhere.  I started by layering up Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze card stock onto a Whisper White base.  On the top layer of Whisper White, I stamped out the sentiment from Mingle All the Way in Blackberry Bliss.  I stamped out the wreath in Crushed Curry and then another time with the Cajun Craze ink and cut out using the Wonderous Wreath Framelits.
I used some Dimensionals to pop up the wreath  and then stamped out the bow using the Blackberry Bliss and also cutting it out with the framelits. I finished it off by adding a Basic Pearl to the center.
My goal is to get all my cards from this month's class posted this week and then I will have some workshop projects and my Christmas Class projects from my class I'm hosting this evening.  Thank you for stopping by.

Monday, September 22, 2014

September Card Class in a nutshell!

 So, today's post is seriously just to catch up with my month! I had a few people unable to make classes this month, so I had to get them the card components and then post the cards finished so that they knew how to put them together.  Also, because I'm leaving in two days for SU! Incentive Trip to Washington DC and I need to get these on, as when I get home, I will be starting all over with creating October classes..phew...not sure if I'm coming or going at this point..lol.
 So, I won't be doing a detailed description of each card, however, if you have any questions, please leave a comment and I will get back to as soon as I am home and can.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Crystal Effects meet Blendabilities

 My last project from our Downline Event.  MY FAVORITE one...It's a simple card with a WOW! factor.  I layered Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry cardstock on top of Whisper White card base.  I stamped the Hip Hip Horray in Rich Razzleberry and tied a piece of Old Olive Twine around it.
 For the dots, I made them using my Silicone Craft Mat and Crystal Effects.  I dropped random drops of Crystal Effects onto the mat and let dry overnight. Then once they were all dry, I colored them with Blendabilities from various sets.  I peeled them off the mat, and adhered them using Mono Multi Glue.
I think this is one of my favorite newer techniqes and now have a small bag filled with them so I can just color them whenever I want.  This technique can also be done with hot glue on the Silicone Craft Mat.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Owl French Fry Box

Here's another project we made at our Downline Event. I am in love with the French Fry Box! So VERSATILE!  I started with a Bermuda Bay card stock for the box itself, cutting it out with the French Fry Box die.  It's hard to see, but I ran it through the Big Shot with the Large Polka Dot embossing folder.  I punched out eyes using the 1" and the 3/4" inch Circle punches.  I used my Chalk Marker for the reflections in the eyes.  For her nose, I punched out a Tangerine Tango Heart with the heart punch from the new punch pack. (Sorry, I'm on the tailend of a migraine, brain is not 100%)...I punched her chest with the 1 3/8" circle out of Whisper White and then used some Champagne Glimmer Paper with the Scalloped Edge Punch to make it symetrical to the chest.  Then for the wings, I punched out a 1 3/8" Scallop Circle and cut in half and glued it to the box.  I filled a cello bag with my FAVORITE candy, Lancastors Creme Caramels, and tied it off with Bermuda Bay 1 1/4" Striped Ribbon.