Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Bunch of Thank You's

I made a stack of Thank You cards for an entrepreneurs table and here is a selection. All using GinaK Designs stamps:

(Remember: See menu link on left "Stamps I use" for links to the stamp sets)
Stamps: GinaK Designs - Bold and Beautiful, All Occasion Tags

Stamps: GKD - Fanciful Tags, All Occasion Tags, Whimsical Wishes (dragon fly)
Stamps: GKD - All Occasion Tags, The Vine (for background)
Stamps: GKD - All Occasion Tags, Elegant Elements, Whimsical Wishes

I Love Trees

I received my Tree Silhouettes stamp set from GinaK Designs yesterday and have made two cards already. I just LOVE trees:

Clean & Simple # 163

The Clean & Simple website has been a huge inspiration since I started to learn about card making. I love their # 163. Very Clean. Very Simple.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

d'VINE Christmas

I don't have Christmas stamps in my small collection so I had to improvise. These ideas usually come to me when I'm struggling to fall asleep. And then instead of trying to sleep I have to get up and execute!
The tree was created by stamping with the long vine stamp from GinaK Designs' "The Vine" (see link "Stamps I use" on the left hand menu for links). I then used the smallest and medium single vine leaves to stamp seperately. I shaded the 'tree' and individual leaves with Tim Holtz Pine Needles (same ink stamped with).
The trunk was created by taking a piece of brown Tim Holtz Distress cardstock and scoring it at 1/8" intervals. It was then 'sanded' with a nail file (emery board).
The individual leaves were then cut out and adhered with 3D foam to the tree.
The decorations I got from raiding my old beading boxes. The 'looped stars' I sewed to the tree by making a small hole with a piercer and then using silver thread and needle, looping the embellishment onto the car. The small red beads were just glued on by dropping them onto a small glob of liquid glue (Tombow).

The sentiment is from GinaK Designs "Fanciful Tags".

Card entry for:
Digi Doodle Anything Goes:
Just for Fun: Found Object:
The Paper Shelter: anything Goes
ScrapBook Sisters: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Monday, October 24, 2011

Embossed Thank You

Entry for:

Wee Memories: Free for All
One Stop Craft: No Designer Paper
Crafty Ann's Challenge #  52: CAS

Flower stamp: GinaK Designs "Garden Silhouettes"
Sentiment: GinaK Designs "Whimsical Wishes"
Background created with Spellbinders Impressabilities

Lily Pad's Sketch Challenge

I'm so glad I can finally take part in a Lily Pad challenge! You MUST check out their website. They have fantastic How-to Videos that are truly inspirational.
Butterfly from GinaK Designs "Enjoy the Sunshine" and sentiment from "Whimsical Wishes".

I first sketched with a pink chalk pencil over the white cardstock before I rubbed it with my finger. I then stamped the butterfly in Memento Tuxedo Black. The open spaces were filled with Stardust Stickles. I just discovered these and have to contain myself before I put it on EVERY card I make!

This card is also entered in the Stamptv October 2011 Release Challenge "PINK".

Here's Nina's Sketch:

Sunday, October 23, 2011

New page: Christmas Sentiments

Hi everyone
I have created some simple Christmas sentiments to add to your cards!  See page link on the LEFT.
Here are two photos showing some of them that I have made:

(This pic contains two cards for at the top left as well)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Ocean Swirl

This card was made for a magazine submission but not chosen so I can place it here now! It took some planning on the panels and here is what to do....
Cut 3 pieces of cardstock EXACTLY the same size. Place each one in the Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (I used D'vine Swirl) and emboss each one. I trimmed the un-embossed edges off at exactly the same place for each piece. Take the length you want your panel to be and divide by 5 as an example of how wide each panel should be. I have a Tonic guillotine so I was able to place all three pieces of cardstock on top of each other to cut through.

Very Important: Make sure that your pieces are all facing the same way. D'vine Swirl is not repetative but unique so make sure that each piece's "left" side is on the next one's "left" side.

Now take a panel from each color started on the left had side. Mark them on the back (1-2-3-4-5). Make sure each piece's swirl aligns correctly to the next piece. You are building a puzzle.

Glue each piece to a thin piece of white cardstock. Trim any edges that are necessary.

For the boat:
I took two pieces of un-embossed cardstock (same panel width) that matches the cardstock behind it and glued them together on a thin piece of plain cardstock. Stamp the boat from GinaK Designs' "Enjoy the Sunshine" (see my "Stamps as I use" page for links) over it. Cut the boat out by hand. Stamp again on patterned paper and cut out sails to paper piece the boat.

Adhere with pop-dots (3D dots) to the panel behind it.

Glue the completed panel to white card base.


I haven't quite fallen off the face of the earth. Just been almost a month off the face of the Web! Everything is back up and running but I haven't been able to update much here. I've been making a HUGE amount of cards for an entrepreneurs table (Christmas, Thank you's and School Well Done's) for fellow Homeschoolers. Once everything is done, I'll update them here!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Easle get-well card created with Scor-Buddy

This Easle card was created with my Scor-buddy and is an entry into the Scor-Pal competition to win a KINDLE! See their Fan Page on Facebook.

Scor-buddy Box and Card

Box and Gatefold Card created with my Scor-Buddy. Sentiment from GinaK Designs "Whimsical Wishes".

CPS #239

A quick post for CPS sketch #239
Background created by repeatedly stamping with a leaf stamp from GinaK Designs "Whimsical Wishes" in 5 different ink colors (Colorbox Cat's Eyes). Main silhouette image from the same set. Sentiment from GKD "Fanciful Tags"

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Remember to play for FREE software!!

This is a request to PLEASE come and enter the My Memories competition. Come on ladies!! :-D >> EXTENDED until a minimum of 5 entries.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Money-saving tips (new Page)

Hello everyone

First of all, please enter the competition to win My Memories Software!! Click here to go that page.

I have created a NEW page for Money-saving tips relating to stamping and card-making. You are welcome to leave me a comment or send me a message if you know of any other tips that will help us. Especially those who are new to this craft!

My pages' links are now on the left-hand side.

Maxi-card Easle

*** Reminder ***: Enter the My Memories Give-away

This card is wider and slightly longer than usual to allow more writing space:

The outside sentiment I created myself and can be found on my Sentiments page for download. There is a horizontal and vertical option.
Inside sentiment: GinaK Designs "Fanciful Tags" stamped inside tag frame from the same set. Colored with Memento Markers.
The little flourish is from GinaK Designs "All Occasion Tags".
See THIS PAGE for links to GinaK shopping website.

As you can see there is ample space for multiple messages and signatures. This card measures 5" x 6" when closed.

Other tools used for both cards:
Spellbinders dies: Fancy Tags, Labels 8

Another entry for Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Maxi-card Gatefold

This card was requested to be larger to allow more people space to sign...

Sentiment and Tag stamp: GinaK Designs - All Occasion Tags (See this page for links)
To see how to make the flower >>

This card measures 6.5" x 5.5" when closed.

Other tools used for both cards:
Spellbinders dies: Scalloped Ovals
Flower punch
I'm entering this card for Simon Says Stamp: Anything goes

Snowboard Santa

I was looking for a cool image for a teenager and found this gem at Mo's Digital Pencil: