Sunday, October 30, 2011

Some easy Christmas cards

Since I have several weeks till the holiday hours kick in, I made some easy Christmas cards today. What do you think?

All stamps by A Muse Studios (the reindeer is actually an old A Muse stamp, not in the current catalog but he is so cute, I used him anyway!)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

I dug out my Twinkling H20's

Remember Twinkling H20's? I was cleaning out my stamp room today and came across these. I made a few cards and I really like how they came out ....

Friday, October 14, 2011

Working is cutting into my "blogging time"

LOL. How do other gals do it? Work full-time and have time to blog???? I gotta get it in gear. Another few weeks have gone by once again. I know, I know ... no excuses!!

I took a little trip to Cincinnati this weekend to spend some time with my aunt and uncle. Uncle Jimmy broke his hip about 6 weeks ago and he is in a nursing home trying to get better. He can't put any weight on this leg yet until it heals better.

Here are some pretty Fall pics I took along the way up & back :).

Monday, October 3, 2011

Halloween Pouch

When I saw this cute cute cute Halloween pouch on Dawn's blog made out of an envelope, I knew it would be perfect to make for little Halloween treats. This cat with A Muse Studio is perfect for my Katy Perry cat perfume. I just stamp it in purple and it matches the cat bottle "purrrfectly"!!! (LOL)

This went together super fast and I plan on making a bunch to hand out on the Saturday before Halloween while I am selling perfume at Belks. Aren't they cute? I may get some little bags of m&m's to go in them. Instead of using brads, I used my Tim Holtz tiny stapler (I somehow have run out of brads).

Saturday, October 1, 2011

In honor of World Card Making Day,

I am doing a blog hop today. I decided to make the same Christmas card using 3 different techniques. For this card, I used the brand new "Holy Night" from A Muse Studios. I really love this set!!

For the above card, I used white embossing powder on the image. I love how it came out on the dark cardstock. The base card is the brand new color "Pebble" and I think its my #1 favorite of all the A Muse cardstock colors right now. Perfect for Christmas cards!!

For this card above, I embossed the stamps in black embossing powder. Then I masked around the main image and airbrushed the background using one of my blue Copic markers. I also loved how this came out.

Last but not least, I tried out the new cherry woodgrain cardstock for the base of the card. I stamped the images in regular Memento black ink on Sugar cardstock. I wanted a little blue on this one so I just smudged some of my Ocean ink around the edges and in the middle. I added gold stickles onto the star.

For the next card in the blog hop, go here

Amber Smith

Veronica Zalis

Jennifer Corson

Karen Crisp

Jeanette Cloyd


Seleise Barrett

Pamela Frederickson

Carissa Fulkerson

Melissa Roell

Angela Schellenberg

Lisa Chapman

Heather Scott

Suzanne Dahlberg

Dana Vincent

Julie Dylingowski