Friday, December 28, 2012

Hope You Had a Merry Little Christmas!

Hello and a belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all my delightful friends and family!! It has been a very busy time for just about everyone I know and so my time here has been very limited.  This post will be short on words but filled with the special cards I made for my co-workers. 
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did in making and giving them!  I'll share some of the ingredients next to each card. I did get a new laptop for Christmas from my dear hubby (which I LOVE!) unfortunately I'm not familiar with Windows 8! Yikes!!  So my arrangement may not be how I really would like this post to look.
Card#1   This is CASE'd from the DT at Taylored Expressions.    Stamps: Taylored Expressions(Wheelie Great and Woodland Winter sets); Designer Paper: WeR Memory Keeper (Winter Frost); Card Stock: Bazzill and Neenah; Colored with Copic Markers; Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle and Lacey Circle; My Favorite Things Die-Namics Fishtail Flags; Tiny Twinklettes (TE) and Glossy Accents.  Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Distress Inks for inking edges.
Card #2 CAS - I saw a card that was similar on Pinterest which I've CASE'd, the original is pinned on my Pinterest Cards and Tags site. The stamp is from Taylored Expressions (Christmas Blessing Set) and the dies are Spellbinder Nestie Hexagon and 2012 Snowflake Pendant. Designer Paper: Memory Box and Card Stock: Neenah and Bazzill; Ink: Russet Archival Ink; Stickles to accent the snowflake.
Card #3 Stamp: Unity Stamp Company and I've colored with Copic Markers and accented with Liquid Pearls and Glossy Accents.  Designer Paper: Memory Box; Card Stock: Bazzill and Neenah.  Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Distress Ink to blend.  Die:  Spellbinders Nestie Card Creator, A2 Matting Basics B.
Card #4: Stamp: Stampers Anonymous (wood mounted K5-1878);Colored with Copic Markers and accented with a Taylored Expressions Stamp (Woodland Winter and Wreath of Joy); Die: Spellbinder Nestie Scallop Circle and My Favorite Things Die-Namics Fishtail STAX; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Archival Crimson; Adhesive Pearls (stash); Designer Paper from a Taylored Expressions Key Ingredient Kit.Card Stock: Bazzill and Neenah.
Card#5 Stamp from Stampin' Up! (Evergreen set)colored with Copic Markers, sentiment:Hero Arts (wood mount: Believe); Designer Paper: Echo Park (Winter Wishes collection); Inks:Memento Tuxedo Black and numerous Distress inks for blending the background. Dies: Spellbinder Nestabilities Wonky Reverse Rectangle and A2 Matting Basics B; Taylored Expressions Mini Label die set and My Favorite Things Die-Namics Fishtale STAX.; Tiny Twinklettes and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and buttons and ribbon from my stash to accent.  
Card #6 Stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs(Luke 2:11 set); Ink: Memento, Tuxedo Black; Designer Paper:scraps from my collection of Christmas papers; Card Stock: Neenah Bright White; Adhesive pearls (from my stash).  Spellbinder Shapeabilities Nested Pine Trees Die.  I CASE'd this card from this year's CARD magazine (Dec 2012)
Well, thanks so much for making to the end of this LOOONG post! 
 Let me know which is your favorite. I'd love the feedback.  Have a safe and blessed New Year!
The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure.  It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others.  It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no partiality and is always sincere.  James 3:17

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Joy Fold Cards - Snowflakes

Hello Delightful friends and family,
I'm finally able to post the cards I made for our Ladies Ministry Christmas Party!  My card theme was snowflakes as you can see by the pictures.  I shared with the ladies how we are unique as a snowflake being fearfully and wonderfully made by God.  Just as God has a treasury of snow, we are His treasure, too - created for His glory!
I had a couple of cards left over to share. The Joy Fold Technique I used is found at Splitcoast Stampers on their resource page.  I've made each card a little different, using 4 different embossing folders and two different paper patterns (double sided) from this years Christmas Bo Bunny Powder Mountain collection.  The card stock is Bazzill and Neenah bright white.  The stamp set is Christmas Blessing from Our Daily Bread Designs.  I love all the Christmas sentiments that ODBD have in their online store here. I've used three different dies: Spellbinders Nestabilites scallop oval, deckled rectangle and the Sizzix Sizzlits mini snowflake rosettes. In place of ribbon, I chose to use Tulle in white and pale blue.  I've attached each snowflake rosette on the tulle bow with a repositionable Zots Dots (adhesive) so that they could be removed, the tulle slips through the hole at the edge of the snowflake and could be used as an ornament!


Inside top fold 
ODBD stamp on the inside panel and the ink is Nautical Blue (Memento)

 The center of the snowflake I've added silver Stickles (Ranger).  I ended up making 24 cards!  Whew!! It was fun to do and I'm glad the ladies enjoyed them.  
 Thanks so much for visiting!!
For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  Isaiah 9:6

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

CAS - Blessed Christmas (CCDC1)

Hello Delightful friends and family,
Hope this finds you well!  It's been a while since I've been able to post (computer woes continue!) but I did want to share this CAS card for a challenge at Cindy Coutts blog.  

THE CHALLENGE: Make a clean and simple nontraditional Christmas colors card using a die-cut or embossing folder (optional) that can be easily mass produced.


This card could definitely be mass produced  and the color of the designer paper has more of an orange/rust color to it so I hope it qualifies as non traditional.  The only thing that would be considered time consuming would be the ink blending around the edges of the poinsettia and the focal point labels.  And the  next one I will use my Stamp-a-ma-jig to center the sentiment better. Of course a well placed bling or two or three to the side will fix this on mine! Wouldn't this CAS be a great way to use up some of those Christmas paper scraps you have?  I saw a card in the CARD magazine (Dec 2012 pg 73) that was very similar to the challenge so I need to give Amber Kroening a shout out for her inspiration, too. 

Ingredients:  Designer Paper: Memory Box, Tinsel collection; Neenah bright white card stock;  Stamp: Our Daily Bread Designs, Blessed Christmas set; Dies:  Sizzix Alterations (Movers and Shakers) Mini Cardinal and Poinsettia set and Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels; Ink: Archival Russet and Distress Ink, Vintage Photo; EK Success corner punch and Cuttlebug (Provocraft).

Thanks for visiting!!

Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but to Your name give glory, because of Your mercy, because of Your truth.  Psalm 115:1