Sunday, December 27, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #120

Lawnscaping Challenge #120  is Merry Christmas! I love this theme. I did make this card after Christmas, I guess I have a head start on next year! :)

I have wanted to make a simple and clean card for awhile and decided this challenge was going to be the time to do it.  It was hard for me not to add embellishments, soooo hard. :) I stamped the image from Lawn Fawn's Winter Park and the sentiment from Happy Everything. I masked the image and used distress ink to blend the background. I added Wink of Stella on the image and stenciled some snowflakes using white embossing paste.  I do like the way this turned out. :)

Thanks for coming by, see you soon.

Supplies Used: Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass and Mustard Seed.  Stencil: SSS Falling Snow.

Paper Smooches December Challenge-Flowers

I love flowers so, of course, I had to enter this challenge. Paper Smooches December Challenge-Flowers.

I wanted to do a watercolor and choose Paper Smooches Lovely Flowers stamp set for the images on this card.

I heat embossed the flower images in white on water color paper.  I painted with distress inks.  The sentiment is heat embossed in white on black card stock and I added a couple of enamel dots.  I used an oval die to die cut the frame and placed it over the card base. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies: Distress Inks: Worn Lipstick, Ripe Persimmon, Abandoned Coral, Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn and Tumbled Glass.  SSS Oval Stitched Dies.

Monday, December 21, 2015

It Has Been Awhile....

I know it has been awhile since I last posted, but the holidays have kept me busy.  I thought I would show you a few cards I made for Christmas that I send to friends and relatives.  I try to make a unique card for each person and that is time consuming. :)  Also I am posting some pics of the gifts that I made for friends and family.

 This stamp is  Frostier from Stamping Bella, that I adore.  It is colored in copics and I cut an oval with SSS Stitched Oval dies from patterned paper and laid it over the image.  The sentiment is from SSS Holiday Labels, embossed on vellum with Ranger Platinum embossing powder. This is being entered into Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
 I used a Memory Box die for the 'merry' in patterned paper.  The trees are from SSS Be Joyful stamp set, stamped and fussy cut.  The snow slopes are Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside Borders. The sentiment is SSS Essential Greetings embossed in white on black cardstock.

The die is SSS Village.  I blended the background with distress inks and used Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside Borders for the hills.  I popped up the buildings in the forefront with foam dots.  The sentiment is from SSS's Holiday Labels, which is embossed on vellum in Ranger Platinum. I die cut the front with SSS Oval Stitched dies.  I added a small snowflake from Paper Smooches diecut from patterned paper. Lastly I added a few sequins to the sky. This is being entered into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Also I worked on these projects:

Made 3 of these trees as gifts.  My husband made the trees, I painted and I decorated with jingle bells and Kelly Purkey stickers.  The bases are small flower pots painted in blackboard paint and decorated with hand drawn stars in Sharpie paint pens. 
These are made from tin cookie cutters, you can use any shape really.  I cut patterned paper and glued to the back and added embellishments inside the cutter.  These turned out so cute, I made to give to friends and family.
These are Gift Card holders I made from A1 envelopes.  The tutorial is online at: 
The tutorial is for an A2 envelope, but you can adjust measurements for the A1 envelope.  I liked this size better.
I made like 12 of these mugs for family and friends.  I bought the mugs online and then realized I needed more and bought some from Target.  The stencil is self adhesive and I painted with enamel paint.  Very easy and I love how they came out.

So back to making cookies, wrapping gifts and getting ready for my Christmas Eve party.  Everyone have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Entering card into: Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.