Monday, December 30, 2013

Mojo Monday 326

Hello to all of you today!  Are you as burned out on Christmas cards as I am? I love doing them, but by the time Christmas is over, I'm so done with it.   But, it's hard to move on, LOL. So, I just got this Four You sentiment set and decided to use it for todays Mojo Monday card.

I also dug out a DSP pack I haven't used in quite a while, Venetian Romance, it's got some great papers!

I started with Baked Brown Sugar, my new Incolors have been getting neglected. I choose the pretty Pistacio Pudding text paper from the pack of DSP for my first layer, then used the Baked Brown Sugar CoreDnations for some nice texture. I love a bit of shabby and I think this works well.  I used a retired piece of ribbon (sorry about that) as it's all I had in the Tangerine Tango, then layed over that another pretty piece from the DSP pack after cutting one edge with the wavy wheel on my Rotary attachment for my Trimmer.
BTW, that new Rotary attachment and the extra wheel cartridges are a great way to make a quick edge. I was worried about having to switch out the blades, they are so sharp it's not ever my favorite thing to do, but these are in little cartridges and you just slide one out and slide the other in, your fingers never get close to the blade, I love that!

I hope you enjoyed my little Hello card today, have a wonderful Mojo week! Here is this weeks sketch.

And here is the sentiment set I used. 
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Friday, December 27, 2013

Pals Paper Arts 185

Well! I really have been away from my blog for a long time.  I just got slammed by Christmas and then a little burned out. But I'm feeling better now and just had to play with this sketch. It's simple, but there are so many ways to use it.  The staff has done a fantastic job with it.   You really do need to stop by and see all the fabulous cards they have created.
Here is the sketch.

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There is a little sneak peek in this card, the Watercolor Wonder paper. It's really soft and pretty. But I love watercolor so it spoke to me. It's in the new Occasions catalog which will be live on Jan 3.

I used Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, and Whisper White.
Products in this card include, Watercolor Wonder DSP (132994)
Silver Foil
Silver Ribbon
Label Love Stamp set and punch
I'll try to post more often now that the holidays are over, at least until my surgery in Jan, then I'm not sure how soon I'll be able to get back to playing with paper and ink, not too long I hope.

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Stampin Up Last min Christmas card

Embossing folders are my favorite quick ways to dress up any card.  I used Beautifully Baroque embossing folder and Real Red for both the base card and the embossed layer. I ran Whisper White ink using my brayer over the embossed piece to bring out the embossing.

I then layered a white deco framelit with the sentiment stamped on it from Christmas messages, over a Real Red deco framelit piece and attached to the card.  I wrapped and tied a piece of Organza ribbon around the embossed piece before attaching to the card base, and that is it.

Hope you enjoy, and have a Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Mojo Monday 324, Sneak Peek 2014 SAB

I fell in love with this sketch the minute I saw it. And since I have most of my Christmas cards done and ready to go out, but am short a couple, that decided the theme for it as well.

Don't you just love those little banners? They come in a set and there is a little banner punch as well.
Both the banner punch and Banner Blast stamp set and freebies in this years SAB sale.  It doesn't start until Jan 28th so you have a wait, but such cool items for free. If you don't know how this sale works, well, you buy $50 in product in any current catalog and you get to choose one free item in the SAB catalog. You can get as many as you like, just spend the $50 for each choice.

So, I only used a couple colors, Whisper White, Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant.

Banner Blast stamp set
Banner punch
Sweet Essentials stamp set for the sentiment
Festive Flurries stamp and dies
Gold Twine, in the Occasions mini catalog, it starts Jan 3rd.
Silver Glimmer paper.

I hope you have enjoyed this little peek at the coming goodies.
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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Pals Paper Arts 183

Todays share is from the PPA 183 challenge. Colors in the challenge are Rose Red, Whisper White and Wild Wasabi.

I have been dying to use the brand new embossing folder, it's todays sneak peek from the new Occasions mini Catalog. Love, love, love it.

Card base is Whisper white, then a Rose red layer, the top and bottom edges were cut using one of the new rotary trimmer wheels for the Stampin Trimmer. These kind of little cuts just add so much to a card.
On top of that is the scallops embossing folder in white.
Then the sentiment from Wishing You and the tiny gift box from that same set cut using one of the Apothecary Accents dies, with Rose red oval from the Oval Framelits under it and 2 rose red candy dots on the side.
I recolored a Very Vanilla Seam binding ribbon to go around.
I hope you enjoyed, just leave a comment if you want to ask a question and I'll be happy to answer within the comments section.  Blogger doesn't give me an email address to use for anyone.

Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Mojo Monday 323 and Sneak Peek Occasions 2013

I decided to make my card a Thank you card, we all need those this time of year. Here is a sneak peek at some new product in the Occasions catalog. Ordering doesn't start for this one until Jan 3rd.

But I am loving all the watercolor product in there, this back ground paper is Watercolor Wonder DSP, also you are seeing one of the So Very Grateful images. I have so many ideas for this one.

I also used the gold twine, wow, it's gorgeous. It does not show well, but it's thicker then the other twine and the gold is very shiny.
There is a Green candy dot holding the Thank you on, if you haven't seen candy dots, you are missing out. They look like brads, but no brad, and they have adhesive on the back side and stick great and are easy to get off the backing.

Here is the sketch for todays card.

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Stampin Up, Pals Paper Arts 182

Yup, I'm still doing Christmas cards here, time is running short and I still have cards to do.
Today is a color challenge from PPA. 

And here are our colors.  They work together very well and I sometimes forget about Elegant Eggplant, it's been in the color line for so long.

I used the Smoky Slate for my card base then cut each layer 1/4" smaller on 2 sides so the colors are just peeking out.     Ran the Designer Frame 123130) through the Big Shot and stamped the deer (Best of Christmas) 134384, in the center.
I used Smoky Slate Chevron ribbon across the bottom layering the banner from Perfectly You Stamp set (Holiday catty Hostess set). I used my blender pens to color in just a bit.

I then cut 2 little banners from the Eggplant and put on each side. That's it.
Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

We're still doing Christmas

Ready for yet another Christmas card?   I just can't help myself, and I do have to get my cards done somehow.   I'm not a green person, but decided some of you are so maybe I should do one.

Besides, green goes with the stamp set. Lovely as a Tree.   I stamped my tree with Garden Green, and used Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details for the ornaments.  I cut it out using my Big Shot and the Apothecary Accents Framelits.   Then I cut the same framelit out of Silver Foil and cut across the middle  in both directions so I could bring it out slightly. I added the silver stamped pine in the corners and a rhinestone at the top of the tree.  The Joy stamped at the top is from the Endless Wishes stamp set.  
I'm sorry to say that Endless Wishes is a photopolymer stamp set and was sold out and is not coming back from what we are told.

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Mojo Monday 322

Welcome to todays Mojo Monday card, I'm using all these challenges to get my Christmas cards done. Seems like the only time I have.

I started with Very Vanilla today, overlaid with Winter Frost DSP (132341)
Cut a piece of Real Red 2 1/2" wide and wrapped the ribbon around making a bow which I attached the Silver Glimmer paper Chalk Talk framelit bread tag to.   Then I stamped the message using Tag It, which uses the Chalk Talk framelit dies and is the Ronald McDonald house stamp set this year. Money from this set goes to the Ronald McDonald house and ends up doing a lot of good.

Here is the sketch, come play along.

Thanks so much for stopping by, come back anytime. Let me know if there is anything you'd like to see done.