Sunday, July 25, 2010

Christmas in July - Blog Hop!

It's time for another Blog Hop! Looking for ideas to help you get started with those holiday cards? You will certainly enjoy this Blog Hop! The participants are part of Paper Wings - an all Angel Company site that is full of ideas, and more!

Here are links to the other Blogs. Have Fun hopping around!

This card was made using our new double-sided paper called Maggie! The stamp set used is Joyful Ornaments - and the inks I used on this one are Charcoal and Moulin Rouge. The base cardstock is one of our new Bazzill solid color paper packs - Saguaro.

This next card was made using the stamp sets Holiday Collages and Tag Tidbits. I stamped with the Rich Cocoa Memento stamp pad, and used a fancy scissors for cutting! I used Reece paper and cardstock, as well as Kraft cardstock for the base. For the final touch, I sprayed with Gold Shimmer spritz.

This project is a Gift Card holder. The stamp sets used on this were Winter Tags and Ornamental Snowflakes. I used Amberley Grace paper and cardstock, colored with COPICS and sprayed with Silver Shimmer spritz. The snowflakes were stamped with the Beaux Arts Blue stamp pad.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Life Delights in Life

This is one of our new stamp sets called Joy Found. I absolutely love it! I had so much fun making this card. I colored the image of the boy and the cattails, and I cut it out and layered it on top of the ivory cardstock. I colored with COPICs and highlighted the dragonfly with Stickles. The patterned paper used is Amberley Grace, and I also used Amberley Grace cardstock.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Simple Gift Card Holder

I have been getting ready for my Christmas in July workshop (it will actually be in August - but Christmas in July sounds better!!!). We learned how to make this simple gift card holder at TAC Seminar. I have changed it up a bit from what we did there. The base for the design is the Sydney Circle Album. The stamping I did was with Holiday Cheer and Edge Designs. With the price being reduced on the Sydney Circle Album - this is a GREAT way to create a LOT of gift card holders! You can never start too early, right?

Sunday, July 4, 2010

New Stamp Sets!!!!

I have been playing in my Stamping Room today - and am having fun with my new stamps! Here are a couple of the cards I made today.

The first card was made with Bugs and Butterflies. I colored the butterfly with Watercolor Crayons, and highlighted with our Stardust Glitter Pen. The patterned paper on this is from Uptown Girl. This layout was inspired by a card made by Debra Miller!!! Thanks for the inspiration, Debra!
The second card is from one of my absolutely FAVORITE new sets - called Tail Feathers. I colored with COPICS. Thank you to Chelsea Corner for giving me some tips at TAC Seminar! I hope to continue improving on my coloring skills with these markers.