Thursday, November 25, 2010

Magnolia-licious Christmas Year Round

First off to the US viewers, Happy Thanksgiving! I have many, many things to be thankful for and one of the things is my blog visitors - I appreciate your viewing my blog!

Welcome to the Magnolia-licious Group Christmas Year Round Blog Hop! If you came from Leonie's blog you are in the right place and next on the hop is Martina's blog. I hope you enjoy all these wonderful Christmas cards! The start of the hop is here.

For this card I was searching for a smaller Tilda stamp and found this one from last year's collection. She looks like she is waiting to open her Christmas presents! I wanted to color her jammies to match the paper using chalks. The paper is Stampin Up and the snowflake punch is from Martha Stewart. The circle and scallop circle are Nestabilities. I used Stickles on the snowflakes and her "wings".

This picture shows the sparkle a bit better -

I love how this ribbon sparkles! It is iridescent ribbon and comes in different colors.

I also love how these snowflakes sparkle too! I punched the snowflake out of the designer paper and then applied the stickles.

Thanks for visiting my little blog, I hope you enjoy the hop and have a Merry Christmas!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Snow Globe Card


First I want to apologize for changing my blog again, the green grass just wasn't working with these Christmas cards! Hopefully this is more neutral. Anyway, I made this card about a month ago and forgot to post it! I have these cup things for cards and never used them. I was thinking it would work as a snow globe though. So I hunted for a stamp small enough to fit under it and found this cute older Stampin Up snowman in my stuff. I put some snow crystals in it so you can shake it, no water in this one! The color isn't quite right on my monitor, I hope it doesn't look yellowish on yours. Later I removed the bow, just didn't like it. I will be back on Thursday, Thanksgiving with the Magnolia Christmas card blog hop. See you then, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Love this card!


The title says it all. My inspiration was this card by Claudia Rosa (the card making genius!) and I just went from there! The paper is Basic Grey Jovial, which I was surprisingly disappointed with this year but if used right it does come out real nice. I just don't like the dark colors and the burgundy etc. just not my taste. However I do love how some of the lighter papers worked on this card! So you just never know :) I was trying to figure out what to do with the wide outer circle around the image, I don't have those circle stamps that make a nice image around like hers so I thought well how about I stamp the other stamp in this Stampin Up stamp in a neutral color and see how the edges of it show under the image. I did have to stamp it a couple times to get it to the edge but I am really happy with how it turned out. Then I used one of the Spellbinders tag dies and it didn't look right the way the curved end stuck out on the paper edge so I cut off the end that stuck out and sort of came up with the ribbon idea :) The button was kind of what do I do with that area down there that she used such a nice bow in sort of thing. My creative process is kind of immature as I have never had any formal training in Art but hey it works, I just struggle so! Off to make more Christmas cards :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Henry and his Ornament



My sweet boy, he wanted to make a card just like Mommy's :) So here is my card which I cased the layout and his card below. He wanted it exactly like mine but the scalloped edge was enough to drive me nuts and I didn't want to subject him to it so his is straight-edged. I think he did a great job and I was thrilled to have him make something with me. This stamp is another cutie pie, my dear friend Paula gave it to me, thank you again gal!

Thanks for looking :)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Merry Kiss-Mas



I took a whole day (on and off) to make this card. I kept looking at the card and thinking there was something I didn't like about it. (The first picture, ignore the cut part of the paper, I did that after I removed it to try to still use the paper!) So after going back to it throughout the day I decided it was the blue paper with the red dots that was throwing me off. I actually colored her little shirt to match the paper! So I removed the paper and ended up with the second picture's card. I changed the layer under the image from red to white and added Stickles glitter glue in little dots all around the border. I also used white Stickles on the berries as I realized that Mistletoe berries are white not red! I am happy with it now :) This is such an adorable stamp! I really can only give it to my hubby I guess but I just had to have these cutie pies. So what do you think? Do you like the before card? Just curious, thanks for looking!