Friday, December 31, 2010

Calendar January

It is time for my annual calendar display. I am a little behind on getting them ready this year. I never do get them all ready before January 1st but I am slower than usual this year. I have one page of the five calendar pages that I need to do done. 

I used the new mini magnolias. I didn't realize how tiny they really are, although they work just fine for this size. The regular size ones would have never fit. The format is 4 x 4. In the end I will bind the pages together with my bind-it-all. 
Here is a close up of each of the pages.

The image is colored with copics. The edges are embossed with white diamond embossing powder. The snowflakes are from hero arts. The ribbon is from the see spot save section at Target. The dp is basic grey. The pearls are cut apart from a sting of pink pearls that I had from my mother.
Hope you enjoy and be on the watch for the rest of the pages in the near future - I hope.

Friday, December 17, 2010


I really have to finish my Christmas cards and get them out. Christmas is in a week. Ack! I'm not done shopping either. My motto is always what gets done gets done and what doesn't doesn't matter. Christmas comes anyway. I made this card with the poinsettia stamp from the angel company. I don't think there is a poinsettia stamp that I don't like.  

It is colored with copics. I made the dots around the image in yellows to help make it pop more as if there was light shining behind it. There are stickles on the image and gold stickles in the center. The paper is amelia from the angel company. I distressed the edges a bit. A pretty simple card that shows off the stamp.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Loving Couple

My niece is getting married tomorrow and I needed a card so of course I made one. Unfortunately it is going to be late - the story of my life. I had to use the Loving Couple from Magnolia. I got it a while ago just knowing that I would need it. I finally got to use it. Anyone else want to get married? lol

The image is colored with copics. I was surprised with how many colors I used to do this image as it doesn't seem to be that colorful. 
 dress - R00, 00
flowers - R24 - R29
Shirt - BG0001.0
pants -W5, W3, W1, 00
The flowers have gold stickles in the center. There are crystal stickles on the dots and a bit in Tilda's hair. The flower has frosted stickles on it. The pearls were some my mother had for her crafting and I happened to find them the other day. They are so appropriate for this card as it is for her granddaughter. The dp is from memory box, their Christmas collection. For the line around the nestabilitie I just left it on the paper and traced around it.
Hope you have enjoyed this card.
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Hung on a tree

When I saw this stamp set in the fall inspiration catalog from the angel company I just knew I had to have it.  Of course I think I have to have most stamps. lol I have lots of ideas on different ways to use this stamp but here is my first.

This set is called "hung on a tree" It is just so elegant. It is stamped in peeled paint distress ink and then I used a brush and water to spread the ink around. I added a little bit of copics in the holly to add some deeper color. Then I added crystal stickles on most of the swirls and some gold stickles on the top and dots around the tree. There are red stickles where the berries are. All the edges are distressed. The beads on the side are from Queen & Co. I don't remember where the dp is from.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Steelers Doll

I am going to a Christmas Party this evening and we have to bring a white elephant gift. I got the idea to make a steelers doll. I used to make this type of doll before but never as a steeler fan.  I think she turned out too cute. Hopefully she gets stolen a lot.  That would just make my evening. Now I have to make a dessert.

Isn't she just too much with her terrible towel and pennant? She even is wearing a football necklace. I'll be taking orders. lol

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

All things tutorial

I was asked how I made Tilda's toe stick out in the last post so I thought I would do a tutorial on how to do it. I used the blue jay from all things of nature stamps set by the angel company. I really like this stamp set but haven't used it for a while so it was fun to dig it out. First I will show you the finished product and then tell you how I did it.

I colored the blue jay with copics and added lots of stickles although I don't think you can see it very well. There are doodles around the nestabilites and star doodles down the edges. I added red bead from Queen & Co. on the branch because I wanted some red in the card.

Okay here comes my directions.

After I colored the blue jay I placed the die over him to see where I wanted him. Then I put a couple of marks at the edges where I wanted the branch to stick out.
Next cut out the branch and then place the nestabilities under the branch and over the image. It wasn't quite where I wanted it so I took off the nestabilites and cut some more. This time I liked it.
Here it is cut out with the die still on it.
So there you have it. Not that hard at all. Give it a try. I'm sure you will love the results.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Black and Pink Christmas

I love black and pink together and I had this ribbon that had pink poinsettias on a black background so I decided to go with the color scheme for two cards. Here is the first using the sitting angel Tilda from the Christmas collection.

Tilda is colored with copics - R81, R83, & R85 for her clothes. The same for the poinsettias which are also from Magnolia. There are crystal stickles on her wings, frosted lace on Tilda's lace. the poinsettias have gold stickles in the center and cotton candy stickles on the flower. The green leaves are from the Tim Holtz die. The edges are punched with a fiskars border punch. The gold dew drops are from Robin's nest. 

Here is the second card using almost the same supplies and layout.

This stamp is from the retired Christmas season from the angel company. I really like this particular stamp.
Hope you have enjoyed these cards. And hopefully I will have my Christmas cards done soon.