Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Patterned Thank You

This card really shows off the new papers! Again I love how all these sets and paper from the Occasions Mini go together to well!
~Stamps: Apothecary Art, Rue Des Fleurs.
~Paper: Twitterpated DSP, Whisper White CS, Shimmery White.
~Ink: Stazon Black, Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride, Pear, Limeade, Baja, Crumb Cake, River Rock.
~Accessories: Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits dies, Riding Hood Red Pleated Ribbon, In-color Brads, Dimensionals.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Birthday Wreath

I pre-colored a few of these frames to make a few cards for me and a few as gifts for my card box! I mainly used the colors listed in the new papers from the Occasions mini and SAB catalog! I really love the Enchantment SAB paper which is where this background paper is matched the image colors so well!
I also cut out the new paper Doily in White CS and then cut it in forths to piece behind the frame! The frame is slightly raised on Dimensionals so that was an after thought but I like how it looks! The Doily die is nice and I love that it can be cut down to size to fit behind the different size frames!
~STAMPS: Apothecary Art.
~PAPER: Whisper White CS, Shimmery White CS, Blushing Bride CS, Everyday Enchantment DSP.
~INK: Poppy, Daffodil, Pear, Limeade, Pool Party, Stazon Black.
~Accessories: Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits dies, Paper Doily Die, Blushing Bride Satin Pleated Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Watercolor Pen & Ink

Most of this card is that lovely Attic Boutique DSP with the center focal being the Apothecary Art frame and the banner cut out from Take it to Heart banner stamp! I love that all these new Occasions Mini catalog stamps and paper go together so well!
~STAMPS: Apothecary Art, Take it to Heart.
~PAPER: Attic Boutique DSP, Vanilla CS, Shimmery White CS.
~INK: Stazon Black, Poppy, Pear, Limeade, Calypso, Pool Party.
~ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Framelits die, Edgelits die, Textured Embossing Folder, Vintage Brads, Dimensionals, Pool Party Seam Binding, Watercolor Brush.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Victorian Roses

This stamp set and paper remind me of so many victorian papers and clip art I've seen...and of course I love that style! I can't say that I have anything in my house even remotely close to the victorian style, maybe that's why I like it! After attaching the front to the Vanilla base card I realized I should have used a White base card to tie in the white frame but it looks fine I guess!
I have fallen in love with this stamp set Apothecary Art from the Occasions Mini! I love to watercolor and this is so nice to watercolor! I watercolored the roses first with ink from the pad lid and then went back over the roses and leaves with the fine point of the markers to give it dimension! I also watercolored around the outside of the image with a little blue to 'pop' the whole image! Too fun! The two roses on either side of the So Grateful are cut out of the background paper!
The background paper is Attic Boutique....LOVE it! The Pleated Ribbons are so nice too! I always look forward to the Occasions mini the most...there is always the most over the top stuff in it I know I'll love!
~STAMPS: Apothecary Art, Take it to Heart.
~PAPER: Vanilla CS, Shimmery White CS, Attic Boutique DSP.
~INK: Poppy, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Limeade, Pool Party, Stazon Blk.
~ACCESSORIES: Labels Framelits die, Big Shot, Baja Breeze Pleated Satin Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Fine Watercolor Brush, Dimensionals.  

Friday, December 9, 2011

Enchanted Heart

I'm having a ball playing with my new Occasions Mini and Sale-a-bration catalog stuff!
For this card I used Everyday Enchantment DSP from the SAB catalog with Take it to Heart stamp set, Paper Doily Sizzlits die and Fashionable Hearts Embosslits die all from the Occasions Mini!
The Hearts were sponged with Poppy Parade ink to match the watercolored flowers! I wasn't super happy with the watercolored bird but decided to use it anyway...realistic birds, I seem to have trouble watercoloring to my satisfaction! I also used the matching Enchantment ribbon in Limeade also from the SAB catalog!
~Stamps: Take it to Heart.
~Paper: Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB), Whisper White CS, Vanilla CS, Shimmery White CS.
~Ink: Stazon Black, Poppy, Daffodil, Suede, River Rock, Pear, Limeade, More Mustard, Bashful Blue, Espresso.
~Accessories: Big Shot, Paper Doily die, Fashionable Hearts Embosslits die, Fine Watercolor brush, sponge, Basic Pearls, Limeade Ribbon (SAB).

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Create & Keep Card Set

Simply Sent Create & Keep Card Gift set box from the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog!
I got this cute Create & Keep Set for my friend who does not stamp or craft! I decided to put it together and gift it to her assembled! This set includes: Ready to assemble box, 4 tab inserts, ten printed cards and envelopes and two 12" x 12" sheets of matching stickers.

After putting the stickers on the cards, I decided to make some matching cards to insert as well which I have pictured here! So you can fit more then 10 cards and envies in this cute box!
 I used the same colors as the kit uses for my extra cards which are Calypso, Pear, Pool Party, Daffodil. I also used Apothecary Art Stamp set, Framelits Label Dies, Edgelits Dies, matching textured folders....all from the upcoming 2012 Occasiona Mini Catalog!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Live to Ride Ornament

This card uses two retired sets called Cruisin' Christmas 04' and Celebrate the Season 97'
Over the years I have used Celebrate the Season so much, I love all the ornament and light pieces in this set- Perfect for creating a scene. The hook is from Ornamassortment 06' Stamp set.
The santa was stamped and colored and then punched out. I masked the santa and sponged around the circle and then dotted on smooch and glitter. I covered the circle with Versa Mark ink and embossed with clear powder twice to give it a shiny look!
~Ink: Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Night of Navy, Stazon Black, Real Red, Poppy Parade, Peach, Suede, Basic Black, Bliss Blue, Sahara, Baja, Blush Blossom, Saffron, Versa Mark.
~Paper Shimmery White CS, Garden Green CS, Metallic Blue CS.
~Accessories: Heat Gun, Clear E.P. Smooch Accent Inks, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Dazzling Details, Sponge, White Gel pen. 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Mischievous Elves

This is a beloved retired set called Santa's Elves 1997.
Every Year I make a couple of fun Christmas Cards for our Harley Owner friends! I only made two of these with the Motorcycle in them for the obvious reasons but they were so fun to make! I started out planning on just having the one elf hold his hand up like 'ta-da' on one side of the bike and the elf on the other side wrapped in lights and then add a few lights to the bike! BUT I ended up adding more and more because this set is so darn cute!

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I liked the above so well that I had to make a couple of regular cards just using the Santa's Elves set! Everything was stamped with Black stazon ink on Shimmery Wt. CS and then colored with markers and I did color a few images with a fine brush and ink from the stamp pad lid. I did quite a bit of masking and most of the images had masks already stored in the set-lucky for me I saved them from last time!
 Merry Christmas added from Teeny Tiny Wishes set, Motorcycle single stamp above.
Markers: All the reds, All the Greens, Suede, River Rock, Sahara, Blush Blossom, Pink Pirouette, Bliss blue (retired), Baja, So Saffron, Glitter markers, Silver and Gold Sharpies, all the Smooch accent inks, Dazzling Details, Crystal Effects.
Paper: Shimmery white CS, Garden Green CS, Metallic Red CS.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Soft Vellum Flowers

For today's card I stamped the flowers with White Craft ink on Vellum CS and Blushing Bride CS and just let them air dry-no embossing! The White Craft ink without embossing gives it such a soft look! The center Decorative Love Label was embossed with white embossing powder to make it really stand out and I love how the center oval is see-thru on the vellum! Very Simple card showing that wonderful Vellum cardstock and You are Loved stamp set! I had this card in mind for a wedding card as well!
~Stamps: You are Loved.
~Paper: Blushing Bride CS, Whisper White CS, Vellum CS.
~Ink: White Craft Ink.
~Accessories: Heat Gun, White E.P. Blushing Bride Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Trinket Box

Blue Bird Trinket Box made from a pattern I found in my files that I've had for years and decided to use again!
Paper Crafters Sampler is featuring this Trinket Box Template this month! If you are interested in this pattern, go to

Supplies for this Blue Bird Trinket Box:
Cherry Cobbler CS, Brushed Gold CS, Baja Breeze CS, Pear Pizzazz CS, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Two-step Bird Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Crystal Effects, Gold Cord, Basic Rhinestones, Gold Smooch, Sponge.
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