Thursday, December 30, 2010

Welcome Home Quhyn

My girlfriends and I made an 8x8 album for our friend Kelly's new daughter, Quhyn.

Kelly adopted Quyhn from China and was finally able to bring her home on November 20, 2010. We made the album so that she could record Quyhn's first year, and a bit, at home.

The album was originally going to be from November 2010 to November 2011, but Quyhn's 3rd Birthday is in December 2011. So it seemed more appropriate to have the book go until her birthday, so we added a month.

I did the title page, December 2011 & the last page of the book.

The ribbon on the December 2011 layout is actually a lot like the darker green colour in the mats, but with all the sparkle in it the ribbon it kept shooting as you see it in my post.

I had a lot of fun making these pages.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Holiday Cheer - DAT'S Boxing Day Sale!

Sunday, December 26, 2010
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

30% Off Your Entire Order!
(Excludes better sales items, gift certificates, special orders & workshops.)

50% Off Core'dinations Cardstock

50% Off All Stickopotamus & Jolee's Stickers

This is the Christmas card that I made my daughter, Amy. She is on her school's cheerleading squad and her school colours are teal, purple & white.

I used Bazzill Dotted Swiss, BoBunny Double Dot & BoBunny 12" Winter Joy Cut Outs paper. I also used Prima Flowers, Doodlebug Snowflake brads & Basic Grey Rhinestones.

The cheerleader & the santa hat stamps came from The Greeting Farm. The sentiment stamp on the inside of the card is from CC Designs.

The Copic Markers used are: Skin - E00 & E000; Hair - E27, E29 & E25; Teal Colour - BG45 & BG01 and Purple Colour - V15.

Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Season's Greetings!

Season's Greetings!

This is the Christmas Card that I made my mom. I don't normally make my parents separate cards, but since I just had to make that "Let It Snow" card (previous post) for my dad...I needed to make a special card for my mom.

As you can see, I had a lot of fun putting this card together.

I used Core'dination Cardstock, Scrapbook Sally Gold Shimmer paper and the patterned papers are from Basic Grey's 6 x 6 Jovial pack of paper.

I used Tattered Angels Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist to add a bit of sparkle to the Bazzill poinsettias, Kaiser Craft Pearls, miscellaneous floss for the stitching, gold waffle paper from Stampin' Up & "JOY" was cut out on my Cricut Machine.

I used one of the Bazzill Stitchz Templates to create the stitched swirl, Labels Fourteen Nestability and one of EK Success' border punches for the inside of the card.

The image on the front of the card is from Kraftin' Kimmie's Christmas line and the sentiment on the inside of the card is one of CC Designs stamps.

I apologize, but I lost my list of Copic Markers for this card.

I wish you and your family a safe & happy holiday with many merry memorable moments to last you a lifetime. Say that five times fast!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Let it Snow....Someplace Else!

This is the Christmas Card that I made for my dad this year.

As soon as I saw this new stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie's December Release, I knew I had to make this card for my dad.

My dad is retired. My mom is not retired and due to circumstances, they cannot spend their winters somewhere warm right now like they want to. My dad hates the snow and dreads every snowfall. Whenever it snows, he kind of makes a face like this mouse.

The cardstock is Bazzill & Core'dinations. The patterned papers are from Fancy Pants' Like Father Like Son line. The brads are from my miscellaneous stash.

I distressed the papers with Tim Holz's Distressing Tool. The snowflakes stamp is from Stampin' Up, the "Let it Snow" Sentiment Stamp is from CC Designs, the mouse is from Kraftin' Kimmie and the sentiment on the inside of the card was designed on my computer.

I coloured my image in with Copic Markers, but I was watching the Survivor finale while doing it and didn't keep the markers straight as to which ones were used where. So, here is the list of the markers that I used: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C10, B45, B91, B93, B95 & BV25.

I do want more snow for Christmas.

So....Let It Snow! Just don't tell my dad I said that.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Holiday Wishes

This was a card that I came up with so that I had an excuse to try out my new Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die-Cutting Machine.

I used the Grand Nestabilities Grand Labels Four die-cut for the base of my card with Core'dinations cardstock.

I used "Ornaments, Christmas Bells & Candy Cane" two-sided papers from Echo Park's "Everybody Loves Christmas" line. The ornaments on the front of the card were cut out from the "Ornaments" patterned paper.

The sentiment stamps came from CC Designs "Holiday Greetings" stamp set & I used a generic red embossing powder that has been in my stash for years.

I also got to play with my new Kenmore sewing machine to add the strings to the ornaments.

This is a very simple Christmas Card that was easy to mail because there was no bulk or weight to it. It also allowed me to play with my new die-cutting machine and my new sewing machine...what more could I ask for.

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Easter/ Thinking of You Card Workshop

Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 1 Spot Available
Time: 7:00 p.m. Cost: $7.00

For this Easter/Thinking of You Card, we will be using Doodlebug's Petite Prints Double Sided Papers: Limeade Dot-Grid, Limeade Daisy-Stripe, Tangerine Daisy-Stripe, Bumblebee Daisy-Stripe & Cupcake Daisy-Stripe. For the cardstock, we are using Bazzill White & Core'dinations Tulip.

To embellish this card, we are using Bazzill 1" Primula White Flowers & Stamping Bella 5mm Solid Coral Reef Bonbons. To make the die-cuts, we are using EK Success 1 1/2" Scalloped Square Punch & 1" Square Punch.

The stamps on this card are from CTMH's "Say It in Style" and "For Every Occasion" Stamp Sets and we will be using Stampin' Up's Certainly Celery and Pumpkin Pie Ink and Pixie Pink Marker.

Birthday Boy Card Workshop

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - FULL
Time: 7:00 p.m. Cost: $7.00

This Birthday Card is equipped with a unique pocket for gift cards.

We will be using the Hoopla two-sided patterned paper from Flair Design's It's Your Day line, My Mind's Eye Brilliant "All Star" Twinkle Twinkle/Orange Circular two-sided patterned paper, BoBunny Harvest Dot paper, Tangerine Orange Core'dinations cardstock and Stampin' Up 1/4" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon.

The stamps we are using are from CTMH's Happy Birthday Stamp Set, CC Designs Birthday Sentiments Stamp Set and CC Designs Sugarplums Balloon Trevor Stamp. We are also using Stampin' Up's Word Window Large Punch.

Copic Markers used: Hair - Y23, Y26 & Y21; Skin - E00 & E000; Shirt - YG97 & YG25; Pants - B02 and Shoes & Belt - E47.

Anniversary Card Workshop

Thursday, January 27, 2011 - FULL
Time: 7:00 p.m. Cost: $7.00

For this Anniversary Card Workshop, we will be using the burnished velvet technique; as well as doing heat gun embossing.

We will be using "Juliet" & "Diana" two-sided patterned papers from Imaginisce's To Love & Cherish line, Metallic Silver paper, Bazzill Black cardstock & Core'dinations Dusk cardstock.

The embellishments we are using are Kaiser Craft Snow Pearls, Maya Road Black Pearl Trinket Pin, Heidi Swapp Large White Flower, Jewel Glitter Ritz Silver & Black Ultra Fine Glitter and 7mm Be Creative Tape.

The stamps used on this card are from Stampin' Up's Hostess Occasional Quotes Stamp Set and CTMH's Golden Years Stamp Set. We are also using Stampin' Up Going Gray Ink & American Crafts Opaque Black Embossing Powder.

Tools used for this card are a heat gun, Nestability's Petite Ovals Large, EK Success Small Folk Heart Punch and EK Success 1 1/4" Circle Punch.