Wednesday, October 27, 2010

This week's Midweek Throwdown at Operation Write Home is called "Almost Anything Goes". The almost part means "NO GLITTER". Since cards for the Winter holidays need to be mailed by October 30 to the shippers, I did one last Christmas card:

Supplies: pp - KI Memories; stamps - PTI Holiday Tree & Holiday Button Bits; dies - Nestabilities

Monday, October 25, 2010

It's time for another Stars & Stamps Challenge over at OWH!

The sketch:

And, here is what I did with it -- of course, a holiday card!

Supplies: pp - KI Memories; stamp - PTI Holiday Button Bits (Merry Christmas);Sizzix Snowflake embossing folder and die; PTI Holiday Mix Vintage Button; MS Bakers Twine

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

This week's Midweek Throwdown challenge at OWH is to make an anniversary or love-themed card for our heroes to send home to their loved ones. This is the card that I created:

Supplies: pp - Imaginisce; PTI Fillable Frames #8; dies - PTI large rick rack, Fillable Frames #8

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Today's card was an attempt at the tutorial at OWH. It was a cracked glass tutorial using Versamark and clear embossing powder. It was recommended that you repeat the process 4 times to get the desired effect. I did it 5 times and still couldn't get the dang image to crack, but, I do like the shiny, glossy embellishment it made! However, I thought the sentiment on the bottom needed a little something, so I removed the back of a snowflake brad and adhered it with Glossy Accents. In hindsight, I wish I had left it naked.

Supplies: stamps - Impress, Great Impressions, PTI Holiday Button Bits; Ink - Versamark, Versamark Dazzle, Distress Ink Faded Jeans


Monday, October 11, 2010

This week's Stars & Stamps sketch at OWH was a bit of a challenge for me as I don't have many large stamps, but I gave it a whirl!

For my image, I stamped it twice, cut out the 2nd set of leaves and applied Glossy Accents to them. Then, adhered them using foam tape.

Supplies: pp - Fiskars; stamps - PTI Holiday Button Bits; dies - Nestabilities; embossing folder - Sizzix Ornaments; Glossy Accents

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

This week's Mid-week Throwdown at OWH is simply to create a Christmas card. So, I used a previous OWH sketch to create my card.

Supplies: stamps - PTI Wreath for All Seasons; pp - Heidi Grace Designs; TH Distress Inks - Peeled Paint, Barn Door; dies - Nestabilities; button; MS Baker's Twine

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Just a quick posting today as Sweet Caroline is occupying a bit of my time today. She is spending the day with Grammy!

Here is a chipboard album for my Nestabilities dies I made after seeing a posting on 2 Peas. I wish I could remember who posted it so that I can give proper credit.

Anyway, I used my Bind-It-All tool, chipboard and cd pages to assemble it.


Monday, October 4, 2010

It's time for another Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge from OWH. The sketch:

And my holiday card:

Supplies: pp - The Paper Studio; stamps - Penny Black, Hero Arts; embossing folder - Basic Grey/Sizzix Snowflakes; dies - Nestabilities; button - PTI Holiday Mix Vintage; embroidery floss

On Saturday, we went to the Cotton Pickin' Fair in Gay, GA, and were expecting to see, maybe, 20 or 30 different booths set up with artisans and other vendors. What a surprise to find at least 150 different booths. Got a few cool items - a hanging candle holder crafted from a recycled wine bottle, a handmade puzzle for Caroline, and some Apple Salsa, which was, surprisingly more spicy than the Chipotle salsa! And, to top it off, the Shady Days Fair was going directly across the street where I found the best hair ties.

And, best of all, I got the web address so I can buy more!