Monday, October 29, 2012

three holiday cards

Last week really got away from me. Work was quite busy and I didn't seem to have a lot of free time. I wanted to hop on quick today to catch up with the last three holiday cards, which are based on Kristina Werner's holiday cards series cards from this past week!

You can check out the original Day 4 card here, and I highly recommend doing so for all of the original cards. Her videos are awesome and all three cards from last week would be super easy to mass produce if you needed to! This is what I came up with using supplies I had here!!

For the Day 5 card (be sure to check out the original here from Kristina), I broke out one of my snowflake stamp sets and paired with with versamark. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. I think this is one of my favorites so far...I just love the simplicity of it!!

Next up is the Day 6 card, which to be honest, I am not all that thrilled with!! The sentiment is small and some of the embossing melted together, so reading it is a bit tough. This may be one I remake with a better sentiment. I love the design (check out the original here), but this just isn't quite sitting right with me. Ever have one of those projects??

Hope your Monday is treating you well. To everyone who may be reading this from the northeastern US, please stay safe with the upcoming storm approaching! I have been through hurricanes and I have family in that area, so I know the worry you feel!! I should be back tomorrow with another projecct to share. Until then, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

happy sunday

So, where I live the temperatures are finally like Summertime most other places!! Living in FL, our seasons are a bit's really just one long summer. Last year I think we had two or three weeks of at freezing or below temperatures. It doesn't ever last very long. This was our first week since March where we did not have 90 or higher!! This native upstate New Yorker will never get used to it as long as she lives here!!

I wanted to pop in today and share the card I made for Day three of Kristina's Holiday Card Series, which I have taken on as a personal challenge to play along...and it should leave me with just about as many cards as I need to send (I think I will be short a few but I'll pick from my faves and make a few more). You can check out the original version of the card here. This one was all about coloring with copics. I am not good at this at all and require a bit more practice!!

You can't see it very well, but I did add some glitter in the form of Frosted Lace stickles to the pom pom on the top of the hat, the brim of the hat, and the lapel of the coat.  Like the orignial, I also added some glossy accents to the ribbon on the gifts.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 19, 2012

twice in one week

Hey everyone out there in blog land...I am back...twice in one week!! Can you believe it?? I had hoped to have gotten this card posted yesterday, but I didn't have the energy to drag out my big homemade light box. I did get it out this morning and not only photographed this card, but also a whole slew of layouts I had made that were stacking up. I will be getting those posted here soon!!

So, for my Day 2 card (you can find Kristina's here), I did not have many supplies that she used here. So I just made do with what I did have and put this together...

First...sorry for the not so great picture. I need to work on taking pictures of white cards!! Instead of making a square card, I went with a traditional sized card with the fold at the top. I used Papertrey Ink's Mega Mat Stack 4 die with the rectangle die from their Button Card die set to cut out the center, giving me a nice frame. I then used the dot embossing folder that Kristina used to emboss the frame (which you can't see at all but trust me, the dots are there). Instead of sewing a strip of vellum over the frame, I adhered a piece behind the frame opening. For my tree, I used a scrap piece of glitter POW paper in silver and die cut the image using Papertrey's Christmas Tree die. Love the glittery tree!! I topped it with a red button from Doodlebug tied with some white DMC floss. I added a simple sentiment on a scrap strip along the bottom.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Holy Bananas

Holy Bananas it's been almost three whole months since I have last blogged. 2012 does not seem to be my year for blogging that's for sure! I have been doing a lot of creating, but for some reason I have just seemed to love the love for blogging and sharing what I have been creating! Hopefully, that ends now, but as seen from my pattern so far this year, I can't promise anything.

Back in 2009, Kristina Werner, one of my favorite crafters and bloggers, started a Holiday Card Series. This year marks her fourth year. Back in 2010, I played along with her card series and made a card based on her card then posted it here with a link back to her original post. I did not play along last year because of my hectic schedule, but I am thinking that another go at it is in order for 2012. Maybe it will help me get back into blogging!! Anyway, before I post the card I made based on her Day 1 card, I wanted to link you back to the three previous years of this series first. Be advised that your landing page for each link will be the last card in the series and you'll be following backwards. Anyway, here they are: 2009, 2010, and 2011. And another thing to love is that she has pdf files of all the cards for sale on her blog as well! Great for future reference or to use as sketches for non-holiday themed cards.

So on to Day 1 of Kristina's holiday card series for 2012!! I highly recommend checking out the original post and video here! And here is my take...

I love using Aqua for holiday cards!! Lots of Papertrey Ink products as use here...items I haven't used in quite some time because I haven't made many cards lately!! But it is that time of year to start thinking about and/or making some holiday cards!! Hoping to be back with another crafty share tomorrow!!

Thanks for stopping by!!