Sunday, November 29, 2009


Here is another card using the magenta poinsettia. You can tell I love this stamp. The image is colored with copics and then painted with a thin layer of angel wings shimmerez.  The image is outlined with prismacolor pencils.  Little beads are applied to the center with diamond glaze.  The branches are punchouts from mcgill.  The dewdrops are cherry chocolate dew drops from robin's nest colored with a copic marker to make them redder.  The little square glitters in the corner are from pezadoddle.

Friday, November 27, 2009


This image is a stamp from faerie song called Rhiannon. It is in the goddess section.  She is colored with copic markers, highlighted with white pen. Stickles and Sulynn glitter glue are applied on the dress, flowers and around her hair. The eyes and lips of the girl and the bird's eye have diamond glaze on them. The leaves are a pine punch from marvy and the dew drops are from robin's nest. The dp is from the angel company.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


The scalloped oval is by nestabilities and then stippled with aspen mist versamagic chalk ink.  The angel is colored with copics. The dress has crystal stickles applied all over it and gold stickles and the trumpet and ribbons of the dress. The wings are painted with angel wings shimmerz.  The poinsettias are from hero arts with a gold dew drop from robin's nest. The dp is bo bunny.  

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Peace on Earth

The bird image and the snowflakes are from the birdy holiday stamp set by the angel company.  The image is colored with prisma color pencils. The bird and the punched snowflake are outlined with crystal stickles.  The vines are highlighted with stardust green gelly roll pen.  The snowflakes are stamped with Brilliance White on vellum.  The db is from bo bunny.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


The first picture is of my oldest when she was about 1 1/2. She was so proud to hold the "big man's" hand. We bought her a little nutcracker in Kathe Wohlfart's store in Oberammergau. She kept it for many years until her dog got a hold of it and chewed it.  This has to be one of my favoriet pictures of Emily.  She is quite grown now. . I have bought several nutcracker stamps to make a scrapbook page of this picture and another one but have never gotten around "Tuit".  The card is in honor of this picture. It is colored with copics. The beard and hair are done with Liquid Applique and the gold sparkles are stickles. I kept it simple because I thought the image was so imposing that it should be the main focus without a lot of bling.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Red Poinsettia

This is card is almost like the last post but it is colored. The image is embossed with Egyptian gold and water colored with tombow markers and water. The cut out is the opposite of the card below. The little corner stamp is from deco designs by the angel company. The main image is from magenta. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Gold Poinsettia

This card is totally inspired by Suzanne's post today. She did hers all in white though, but you really have to go visit her blog to see her gorgeous card Here . For my card I used magenta's poinsettia stamp and embossed it with Egyptian gold. The scalloped oval is by nestabilities. The decorative edge is a punch by fiskars.  The little pearls are all glued on separately because I couldn't find my sting of pearls. They are probably down in my craft room in the basement and I didn't feel like going done there and digging through all the stuff I have in that room. lol  The little holly leaves are from the fall sampler set by the angel company.   The little gold beads in the center are from Judikins.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Butterfly Quote

I think I found a quote I will use for the cards below. Thanks for the suggestions.

Love is like a butterfly:  It goes where it pleases and it pleases wherever it goes.  ~Author Unknown

I'll put the first part on the ribbon and the second part on the inside.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


The challenge was to do a black and white card. This turned out okay but I guess I wasn't feeling black and white so I decided to redo it only with red. I like it much better now. The only problem is I want to add some words in the ribbon. I just think it needs it but I don't know what to use. Any suggestions?
The paper is a free download from the angel company.  The rose is a stamp set from the angel company as is the butterfly. The coloring is with copics. The butterfly is embossed with aegean silver by Judikins. The silver dew drops are from Robin's Nest. A little bit of crystal stickles was added to the edges of the rose petals.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Here is a picture of a candle I made tonight. I got the candle at Target, where else. I tried the dollar store but they didn't have any just now and I needed them for a class tomorrow. The words are from the stamp set faith, hope and love by the angel company. The holly is from the stamp set, Christmas seasons by the angel company. It was all stamped onto a piece of vellum with staz-on green then colored on the wrong side with prisma color pencils. After you are done cut the image out closely and then wrap it around the candle with wax paper and heat with your heat gun watching the edges disappear. While it is still warm gently pull the wax paper off and it looks like you stamped right on the candle. The put the poinsettia from Hero Arts on with a brad. Just push the brad through the flower and then into the candle.  Then add some red stickles and some hot chocolate from Sulyn. Great gift or present for yourself. You can even burn it. I'd watch out for the paper flower but the vellum just falls off as it burns down.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


I got this image at Target. It is by Inkadinkadoo. It is stamped with encore gold metallic and embossed with a fine gold embossing powder. The poinsettias are taken off the poinsettia card from below. The swirls are cut apart from a sizzix die and put around the poinsettia. The dew drops are from robin's nest.

Friday, November 6, 2009


Here is a simple calendar I did last night for my class of kids to make today. I had the hardest time with it. I think picking the image was the hardest part. The boot is colored with water color pencils and the flowers with souffle pens. It was bound with a bind-it-all,

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


I'm really trying to figure out what Christmas cards to make this year and just haven't hit upon the right one to mass produce. I really like this one but it would be too time consuming. Also I am trying to figure out if I like the extra poinsettias in the corner. Maybe it should be swirls instead let me know what you think. This stamp is from stubby stampers. I do love poinsettias. This one is colored with copics with a little stickles added. The center has little clear beads applied. The dp is from bo bunny.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Winter Longs - Stamps Happen

Here is the second in the series of cards using the Stamps Happen stamps. These are just gorgeous. This is colored with prisma colored pencils. The snow is painted with Snow-Tex and then glitter is applied. The paper snowflakes are cut using a sizzix die and then edged with brilliance pearlescent white. Snowflake rhinestones from JoAnn's dollar section were added. The little squares in the top left hand corner are from They come in all sorts of colors. The dp is from figgy pudding by basic grey.

Leather Ornament 2

Here is another leather ornament I made. This time using a stamp from the stamp set, Christmas Seasons by the angel company. It is colored using bic mark-it markers because I am using it for a sample for my class of 5th - 8th graders. Somehow I don't want them using my expensive copics. Bad I know. In the center are little gold beads and stickles around the outside on the dots of the stamp. It is edged with red versamagic chalk ink. The holes were punched with the crop-a-dile. On the backside is gold wrapping paper.