Saturday, September 24, 2011

I'd seen a few telescoping cards online and decided to give it a try.  Since it's made with circles, a snowman came to mind.  Basic Gray Classic ink was sponged around the edge of the circles.  The snowflake was cut from the Northern Frost Sizzlit, the carrot was cut free hand, and the rest was created with punches.  A rhinestone was added to the center of the snowflake. 
Here's the card opened:

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I was so pleased with my first attempt at the Vanilla Double technique, I thought I'd try a more seasonal one.  This card features the new Snow Much Fun stamp set colored with markers and Serene Snowflakes used to create the background.  Card stock is Whisper White, Baja Breeze, and Not Quite Navy. The snowflake with the rhinestone center was cut from the Northern Frost Decorative strip.  A little Frost White shimmer paint was added to the snowman, snowballs, and die cut snowflake. 

Monday, September 19, 2011

I'd been wanting to try the Vanilla Double technique and thought the retired set Heartfelt would work perfectly.  This technique is so easy and makes a very pretty background.  Card stock used was Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, and Elegant Eggplant.  The focal image was colored on the stamp with Stampin Write markers and Elegant Eggplant gross grain ribbon tied in a knot finished this card.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Welcome to the 13th stop on the September SU-STARS blog hop!  If you are hopping along in order you arrived here from Jackie Watson's blog.  If not, and you'd like to see all the creative projects we've posted this weekend, you can find a complete list of all the participating blogs on the SU-STARS home blog or just watch for a link to the next blog at the end of each post.
Our theme this month is scrapbooking.  Below are two pages I did with photos from spring break activities a few years ago for employees at the community college where I work.  I used sketches from Sketchy Thursday, Cutie Pie retired DSP and coordinating card stock, scalloped border, word window, and large oval punches, and the Baby Says Yeah alphabet Sizzlit Decorative strip die to put these pages together.

Thanks so much for visiting.  The next stop on our hop is Barb Furlong's blog.  She has a great mini album to show you!

Monday, September 12, 2011

I love scrapbooking.  I'm so glad I found time to work on a few pages during the Labor Day weekend.  The patterned paper used for the base of this page was purchased at a scrapbook convention several years ago.  The other DSP and Basic Black and Baja Breeze card stock are from Stampin' Up!  I printed their names on the computer and punched them out with the Decorative Label punch.  The Sweet Shoppe alphabet set was used to stamp the page title in Basic Black Classic ink.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Welcome to the first stop on the inaugural blog hop of a new Yahoo group that I have joined -- Hopping Just for the Fun of It!  We're a group who love sharing all the fun projects we create with SU products and will be hosting a monthly blog hop just for the fun of it!  For a list of all the blogs participating in this month's hop, please visit our home blog. 
Our theme this month is All Holidays and my contribution is a card using Greeting Card Kids.  Look closely at the DSP...can you see the bats?  :-)  It's from the new DSP called Frightful Sights.  Basic Black, Old Olive, and Whisper White card stock and Glimmer brads were also used.  The circles were cut with the retired Coluzzle and the image was colored with watercolor pencils and a blender pen.
Thanks so much for visiting.  Be sure to join us on the first Saturday of every month for more SU creativity!  The next stop on our hop today is Angela Walters' blog.  She always has something fun to share!

Monday, September 5, 2011

I have several scrapbooks with photos of our nieces and nephews when they were small or growing up.  This is the title page for an album with photos of them as adults.  The patterned paper is some I bought at a scrapbook convention a few years ago, the poem was printed from my computer on River Rock card stock and matted on Always Artichoke card stock.  Images from the Sense of Time set were stamped in VersaMark ink behind the poem.  Tiny brads were added where the corners were punched with the ticket corner punch.  The clock on the "time flies" embellishment was heat embossed on River Rock card stock with VersaMark and River Rock Classic ink and the wings were stamped in River Rock Classic ink with the retired Weathered background stamp and cut from River Rock card stock with a Tim Holtz die.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Another card made with the retired Farm Fever stamp set.  Card stock:  Basic Black, Real Red embossed with the Finial Press embossing folder, and Whisper White.  The image and sentiment were heat embossed in Black and Liquid Applique was used for the lamb's wool.  Black and white gingham ribbon was tied around the Real Red layer.