Sunday, October 30, 2011


Hi all out there is blog land. Here is another Christmas card. This one is for the MOJO Monday sketch challange #212
I actually set out today to clean and organize my sewing room (clean up from the mess that resulted when I forgot to put the plug back in my washer drain). I actually got started on that, but my papers were calling me!! :-)
I am in the process of organizing my christmas papers in preperation for a scrapping retreat we are going to in ELEVEN DAYS!! Wooho! can't wait.
Anyway, I came across these awsome Bo Bunny papers and Penny Black stickers I got after the holidays last year. I know I didn't purchase them together, but they sure do go together.
The back ground DP is BoBunny Midnight Frost Snowfall, and the stripe is BBMF Stripe (what else would it be called!) I used a Martha Stewart snowflake PATP for the bottom of the snowman layer. The little tag is a stamp from Justrite's 'Deck the Halls' cling set. I stamped it with Versa magic on white cardstock. I cut it out with the Spellbinders Heirloom ornament 2011 set. Then I covered it with versamark ink and clear embossing powder and heat set. I stamped the ornament topper with Memento Black and colored it with copic N4 neutral gray. I covered it with the versamark and heat embossed and fussy cut it out. I then heated up the top of the ornament, set the topper on, heated it again, and applied more versamark and heated it again. Whew! A few steps. but I love how it turned out. I actually did the ornament in burgundy first, but it just didn't look right. (so now I have an ornament for another project)  I tied it on with some simple white ribbon and was done! I really like it, hope you do , too.

Monday, October 24, 2011

CAS Christmas C4C

Wow, can't believe it's been so long since I posted! It's not that I haven't been doing any crafting-I actually made 35 Christmas cards over the last couple weeks. The local Michaels store did a couple workshops to make Christmas cards to send to the troops. I made a few at the workshops, but made a bunch more a home, too. I have to figure out how to do a slide show on here, then I will post some of those pics.

This card I made for the Crazy for Challanges #110: One-Layer CAS – cards with the base of the card as the only “layer” today! Only exception is cutting out images and/or one die-cut embellishment.
I actually made 3 cards following this theme, but the first 2 I wasn't satisfied with. This one worked the best for me (I'll include the other 2 below so you can compare).
I embossed the base with Cuttlebug Grace's frame embossing folder. The stamp is from a new Recollections christmas set. The sentiment is from Impression Obsession CL44 Christmas Sentiments Clear stamp set. I stamped with Colorbox Evergreen tree and used Ranger Rainbow Sparkle embossing powder. I added some green glitter domes to the corners, and some simple gold line stickers to frame the image.

These 2 cards are the ones I wasn't so pleased with-they're okay, but not my best. Used the same stamp and another from the set :-) I tried to emboss the frame by drawing in the lines with and embossing pen and using silver embossing powder. My hand is not steady enough to get the lines even-so I'm not pleased with this. On the other, the image didn't emboss very well. Oh, well, someone will like them ;)