Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Metallic Bands with a Twist - Fred She Said

This is my twist on an old favorite from October 2006 Technique Junkie Newsletter.  I watched a video on StampTV that used embossing powder to create a twist on the Metallic Bands technique.  I used distress inks on the background. 

The image is from Fred She Said colored with copic markers.  I learned a new technique from the Color Me Creative Class 5.  I used layering to make the roses deeper in color.  I love this technique and can't wait to use it more.



Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Gift Card - Dustin PIke

I created this gift card (go to Stamp TV for easy was that) for my son from my mom. Gina K Designs has a great video on how to do it as well as all the measurements.  Have already made 5 of them...woo hoo.

The mouse is from Dustin Pike and I am entering it into his challenge "Anything but a card".  As long as you use one of their images you can play along...won't you join me?  I colored him with copics and a new technique I learned in my Color Me Creative workshop for creating watercolor backgrounds with copics.

I used the out of the box nestie technique from the TJ Newsletter.  I hope to be making some more cards in my upcoming's hoping for snow in VT and lots of time to craft.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Magnolia Christmas - Cuttlebug Highlights

I used the cuttlebug highlights technique with a cute magnolia image colored with copics.  I used Martha Stewarts punch that I used the brillance ink on it to make it gold.  I tried one of the new coloring techniques on her dress to make her dress a deeper gold. 



Gelato Direct Christmas - Karens Doodles

I did this one using the TJ newletter Gelato Direct technique from last months newsletter.  I used a digi image from Karen's Doodles colored with copics.  I used the new distress ink from the christmas bundle around the edges.



Sunday, November 20, 2011

Christmas - Glimmering Silk - Stampin Up!

I made this Christmas Card for my sister-in-law.  I used the coach gift paper they wrap your new purse in.  What a great thing...You can see the Coach Logo (IRL)...not sure how good you can make it out.

I used my favorite TJ technique "Glimmering Silk" easy and beautiful.  Hope to be doing some more cards as I have a few left to do :)



Friday, October 28, 2011

Negative-Positive Christmas

Here is a christmas card done with this months TJ Newsletter featuring the Negative-Positive technique...quick and easy..

I colored santa with prismacolors and turpenoid.  Stamp is Inkadinkadoo.  I debossed the background with a spellbinders impressionabilities. 

TFL...Happy Friday!!!


Thursday, October 27, 2011

2 Spritz and Flick Designs - Gina K Designs & Stampin Up

I used the spritz and flick technique on both of these cards...Once again easy peasy!!!!

The winter berries flower and both sentiments are from Gina K Designs.  The snowmen are from Stampin Up!  I colored the snowmen with my prismacolor pencils and turpenoid.  I also added my new favorite (if you couldn't tell) liquid pearls.

I just love exploring all of the techniques from the TJ Newsletter. 


Twisted Wet Stencil - Gina K Designs/Magnolia

So I decided that I wanted to use my favorite technique Wet Stencil but instead of using watercolor crayons I used distress inks spritzed with water. 

Sentiment is from Gina K Designs and snowman is from Magnolia.  I used my liquid pearls as well.

Nice and easy is my motto :)


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

TTT Faux Tiles - Gelato Direct - Stampin Up!

Here is my entry for this weeks TJ Newsletter - Try That Technique Thursday - Faux Tiles.

I also added a gelato direct using a Stampin Up! snowflake & sentiment.  I cut a spellbinders snowflake in half and embossed them with Hero Arts chalk ink in White.

I embossed the background with my cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder.


Gelato Direct - Friendship

This is such a fun technique.  I followed the instructions and stamped this piece.  However, I continued to mist and stamp without reloading the stamp and got quite a few backgrounds with different results.  Some are light, some are more watercolory (if that's a word..LMBO). 

The stamp is a new one from Hero Arts that I really love.  I used one of the lighter pieces to stamp on my sentiment.  Background paper is from Paper Temptress.  I used my new liquid pearls for the buttons on the top right.


Thanksgiving - Gina K Designs

I used a morphed bleach coloring (minus the coloring) because I wanted my leaves to look like fall.  The vellum sentiments technique was layered over the script stamp.  I colored the leaves with Inktence Colored pencils and turpenoid.

Fall stamps are from the Autumn splendor and Autumn Leaves stamp sets from Gina K Designs.  The gold paper is from Paper Temptress.  The red cardstock is from Gina K Designs.  The script stamp is from Cornish Heritage Farms.  The fall border stamps are also from Gina K Designs.

I used ink from Stampin Up!


Chalked Resist - Stacked Nesties - Watercolor Gesso

Hello again.  I tried combining some of my favorite techniques into one card.  I love that I can make background patterned paper that matches with my papers and inks. 

The background is done with Watercolor Crayons from Stampin Up! and Gesso.  I like trying new patterns with this technique.  Always a different result...I know shocking!

I outlined the bottom nestie with a gold leaf pen.  Pink nestie is from PaperTemptress.  Stamps and inks also from Stampin Up!


Chalked Resist - Stampin Up!

My first attempt at the Chalked Resist technique from this months TJ Newsletter. 

You can kind of see the snowflakes coming through IRL...Stamps are from Stampin Up!  Background paper from Paper Temptress.


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fall - Alcohol Smoosh - Gina K Designs

This is the Autumn Splendor stamp set from Gina K Designs.  I got the design of the card from StampTV.  I just loved it and I know I will be making more of them.  I used my own designer paper that I created using the TJ Newsletter technique Alcohol Smoosh.  I added my own twist by using embossed leaves.

I masked the pumpkin and added the bucket of apples.  I colored them with my inktense color pencils and turpenoid.

I am going to enter this card into the 2 Sisters - Pumpkin Patch Challenge.

Thanks for visiting :)


Opalite Smoosh - Gina K Designs - Christmas

Here is another Christmas Card that I did using the February 2005 TJ Newsletter technique "Opalite Smoosh".  This is a great looking technique with the only downfall that it took a long time to fully dry.  I used brilliance reinkers (didn't have any opalite reinkers).

I used the Winter Wonderland stamp set from Gina K Designs.  The green, white and blue metallic papers are from Paper Temptress.  It a lot moe brilliant IRL.

Thanks for looking.


Monday, October 10, 2011

Herringbone - Faux Cross Stitch - Christmas

This dreamweaver stencil screamed for this technique.  I used the herringbone technique from December, 2009 and the Faux Crosstitch technique from December, 2005.

I used Stampin Up! inks.  TFL


Magic Meduzia - Christmas

I used the Magic Meduzia technique on this one...I love how it gives the WOW results that I love...

The snowflake, reinkers and paper are all from Stampin Up! I used the liquid pearls on the top and bottom.



Shimmering Silk - Double Emboss & Cut Christmas

Well as I continue my quest for 60 Christmas Cards (before Christmas) I pulled out some oldies but goodies from the TJ Newsletter vault.  I love these techniques because they are so easy and beautiful.

This one is the Shimmering Silk technique from the December 08 newsletter along with the current Double Emboss & Cut technique.

I used stamps from Stampin Up!.  The paper I used to Double Emboss is from Paper Temptress.

This is so much more shimmery IRL...


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Background Whimsey - copic method - Dustin Pike

Here is another Christmas Card that I tried using a digistamp from Dustin Pike.  I twisted and turned him in Word and printed him out.  Then I colored the main image with the same copics that I used when I airbrushed the background paper.

I used liquid pearls on the Stampin Up! ribbon that I used.  I cut him out using the out of the nestie box (such a fav).  I love the look of the Whimsey from the TJ Newsletter from the June 2010 edition.



Thursday, October 6, 2011

Against the Edge - Magnolia

Stamps are from Magnolia, Cornish Heritage Farms, and Stampin Up!

I colored these wonderful Magnolia images with my prismacolor pencils and turpenoid.

What a fun and easy technique.

Thanks for looking.


Vintage Art, Double Emboss & Cut - Doodle Pantry

Here is a birthday card for my grandfather who turned 85 this year. 

This image is from Doodle Pantry.  I am entering it into this months challenge.  I colored the image with copics.  The background uses the Vintage Art technique along with the out of the nestie box and the new Double Emboss & Cut (which I love).  Ribbon is from stampin up!  I used my pearl pen to create the three pearls.

Thanks for visiting :)


Monday, October 3, 2011

Dustin Pike - Make Us Laugh Challenge - Christmas

This has so many different techniques - Triple Masked Glimmers, Glimmer Lace, Plaid and out of the box nesties...

I used a digital image from Dustin Pike colored with copics.  I am entering it into his Doodle Dragon Studios Challenge - Make Us Laugh.



Background Whimsey - Dye Ink - Karens Doodles

I made this birthday card for my husbands mother.  The digital image is from Karens Doodles colored with copics.

I used spellbinders dies to cut out the image and the label.  Sentiment is from Stampin Up!


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Christmas - House Mouse - Out of the Nestie Box

Here is another Christmas Card I did using a new house mouse stamp colored with copics.

I embossed the white background with my cuttlebug folder.  I used nestabilities on the circles and tag which I added color with my distress inks and blending tool.  I used the TJ Newsletter "Out of the Nestie Box" of my new favorites...

I used my bow easy for the bow and added some liquid pearls for a little added bling.


Friday, September 30, 2011

Christmas Card - Wet Stencil - House Mouse Design

I used Stampin Up! watercolor crayons with my Dreamweaver stencil to create this Wet Stencil background.  This is one of my favorite TJ technique. 

The house mouse image is colored with copics.  It's hard to see but I used Crystal Effects on the ornaments to give them a little sparkle.

I used spellbinders to cut the image and the sentiment label.  Sentiment is from Stampin Up!

I am entering this into the House Mouse Designs Challenge...join me...


Birthday Blessing - Mo's Digital Pencil - Spirelli & Marbled Smooch

Here is a birthday card I made for my girlfriends daughters 1st birthday.

The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil colored with copics.  I used On the Surfact metallic thread on the Spirelli technique from this months TJ Newsletter.

Background is the marbled smooch technique.  She is so cute I am sure Zoe will love it.  TFL


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Vellum Sentiments - Out of the nestie box - Mo Manning

I purchased some new papers and could wait to get moving on making more Christmas cards.  This adorable snowman is from Mo's Digital Pencil colored with copics.  The sentiment is hard to see but it's there on the snowflake at the top right.  I used the Vellum Sentiments technique using a sentiment from Stampin Up!.  I also used the out of the nestie box technique which I absolutely love.

They are hard to see but I embossed some snowflakes behin the snowman.  TFL


Monday, September 19, 2011

Framed Nestie - Magnolia Snowman

I found this great double sided paper from graphic 45's Christmas post collection.  I just love the rich gold and cream tones.  This was a perfect Christmas Card that I can't wait to make more of.

I used the Framed Nestie Window technique from the current TJ Newsletter. 

The snowman is from Magnolia stamps colored with copics.  I used a spellbinders shapeabilites to cut, emboss and stencil the snowflake.  I bought a gold Viva Pearl Pen for the pearls.  I used a Martha Stewart punch for the heart border.  The sentiment and brad are from Stampin Up!


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Stencils & Paste

Here is a christmas card I made using a Dreamweaver Stencil colored with Smooch paints.  The sentiment from Stampin Up! is embossed.  Simple & Sweet...


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Back to Back - Mos Digital Pencil

I did this card for my one of my childhood best friends.  She is so sweet and I hope she has a wonderful birthday celebration.

Coincidentally, Mo's digital pencil challenge is called "Celebration", so it will be entered into that challenge.

Onto the card details, the technique called "Back to Back" from this months TJ newsletter.  I used distress inks (tumbled glass, broken china & black soot). 

I colored Mo's image with copics.  I colored the ribbon with a yellow copic marker.  The celebrate tag is from spellbinders which I cut, embossed and airbrushed ...



Try That Technique - Mulberry Paper - House Mouse Christmas

It's been a while since I played along with the Technique Junkies Try That Technique.  Found some time and some mulberry paper.  Love this technique, it gives such a unique look. 

Image is from House Mouse designs colored with copics.  I used a Stampin Up! sentiment along with stampin spots for the background.



Spirelli - Magnolia Stamps - Christmas Card

This Christmas Card was made using a spellbinders impressionabilites.  I embossed it and then sprayed it with glimmer mist.  I used speallbinders nestabilites for the frame and the circle. 

I used the current month's TJ newsletter technique - Spirelli on the flower.  I cut, embossed, & stenciled the spellbinders shapeability snowflakes.  The snowman and frosty song behind him are Magnolia stamps.  TFL


Cuttlebug Highlights meets Out of the Nestie Box - Mo Manning

I finally have found some time to get into my craft room and continuing to chip away at my Christmas Card list.  I have been so busy at work that I have had no time to craft.  Now that the weather is getting cooler I can't wait to spend some time in my room being creative.

This sweet little image is from Mo's Digital Pencil colored with copics.  I used Tumbled Glass and Broken china distress ink for the background.  The background is made with the TJ Newsletter called Cuttlebug Highlights.  I also used Out of the Nestie Box from the TJ Newsletter - Emboss or Die CD.  The ribbon and sentiment are from Stampin Up! 


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Happy Birthday - E Bell ballerina

Here is a birthday card I created using an Elizabeth Bell stamp from Susannas Card and Art Design.  I used the Watercolor Gesso technique from this months TJ Newsletter.  I colored the little ballerina with copics.  I used Stampin Up! watercolor crayons on the background.



Thursday, August 18, 2011

Quilt Cards - Out of the Nestie Box - Mo's digital pencil

Here's another Christmas Card...woo hoo...

I used a digi stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I colored it with copics.  The background is a TJ Newsletter online bonus technique from June 2006 called Quilt Card. 

Thanks for looking :)


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Another Telescoping Card - Stampin Up! - Snow

I just love this technique from the TJ Newsletter.  I used stamps from Stampin Up! and Inkadinkadoo.  I used a crafters workshop mask and glimmer mists to make the background.  I popped up the 100% chance of snow.  I used the masked spellbinders and triple masked glimmers (sort of).  I embossed the Stampin Up! snowflake and added the sentiment.  I colored the snowman with prismacolor pencils.


Telescoping Card - Stampin Up! Christmas

Here is a telescoping Christmas card. I used Stampin Up! stamps colored with Prismacolor Pencils.  T


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Framed Nestie Windows - Christmas - Magnolia


Two more Christmas cards to share with you using this months TJ newsletter.  The images are from Magnolia colored with copics.  The sentiments are from Stampin Up!  On the second card I added liquid pearls on the scalloped circle and on the tops of the cards.  I used a Martha Stewart punch for the bottom of the card. 

On the snowman card I didn't pop it up.  I need to get some more of the foam for this.  I love the look of the technique.

Thanks for looking...13 out of 60 DONE :)


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Faux Designer Paper (with a twist) & Vellum Sentiments

These are two cards that I made for my father-in-laws birthday.  They both use the TJ Newsletter technique called Faux Designer Paper (with a twist).  I used distress inks on the grandfather card and Stampin up! inks on the lighthouse.  The stamps for both cards are from Gina K Designs and Stampscapes.  I colored the lighthouse with copics.

Thanks for looking.


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Cuttlebug Highlights Christmas - Magnolia

I have some time to spend in my craft room so I am continuing on my Christmas card crusade :)

Here is a card that I made using the cuttlebug highlights technique from the TJ Newsletter.  I used brick distress ink for the background.  I colored Tilda with distress inks.  Of course, my bow easy helped me to make the perfect bow.  Thanks for looking.


Monday, August 1, 2011

Popped Embossing - Distress Inks - Magnolia

I am still working on my Christmas Cards and I am enjoying working with my new coloring medium...Distress Inks. 

The background is from the new August edition of the TJ Newsletter...another great edition ladies.  I used the same distress inks (black soot, fired brick, tattered rose, vintage photo and peeled paint.  I colored Tilda with these distress inks.  I stippled the background green (because I accidentally got some red on my white...oh well).  I blended the fired brick on the scalloped oval background so all the colors went together.

The poinsetta is a doohickey die and clear leaves are both from magnolia.

Thanks for looking..have a wonderful evening.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Acrylic Gesso Wash - Stampin Up!

Here is another card for papa using the Acrylic Gesso Wash technique from the June 07 newsletter with a tree stamp from Stampin Up!


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Cards for Papa - With and Without Collage

These are two cards that I made with the Try That Technique for this week...With and Without Collage.  I like the results...they are very different. 

I am making a box of cards for my husbands grandfather who is in the alzheimers ward of the NH Veterans Home.  He has been participating in activities where they take his picture.  He wants to send pictures to family and friends to let them know how he is doing.  He wanted me to buy him a cheap set of notecards...instead I decided to make some quick ones.  These are just simply mounted on a manila note card that I will stamp "Thinking of you" inside.


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Birthday Cards for Dad

Today is my husbands birthday.  I made these cards (1 for me and 1 for my son)...

The first is his dad card.  The digi image is from Dustin Pike colored with copics.  The bubble background is from the TJ newsletter Emboss or Die CD called Glimmered Textures. Sentiment is from Gina K Designs.

This one is my card to by DH.  I love this image from Karens Doodles.  It seems I make him a lot for my hubby.  He is colored with copics as well.  I got the saying from an online poetry site.  (inside says: Mind if I have a Lick?....LMBO)...  The background is, of course, from the TJ newsletter called Ghost in the Shadow.  It is hard to see in the picture but looks great IRL...

Anywho, better get ready for dinner...have a wonderful evening and TFL...
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