Monday, December 30, 2013

Playing with My Style Stamps


So I finally got to dig out My Style Stamps.   I absolutely fell in love with these adorable girls when they came out and have been so caught up in other things I almost forgot about them.  Well coming back from Hawaii reminded me that this great little Hula Girl would be the perfect addition to start my Mini Album.  I plan on making 2 albums for myself and my mom.  Not exactly sure how my album is going to be quite yet, but I did decide I want it to fit into a 7 x 7 in box I bought.  So I have made the cover below.   I Have started the cover with so me DCWV  Paper,  Retro Collage.  Did some fussy cutting and used some stickers, some flowers and shells  to finish off  the cover. 

 This A2 size card is made with Prima Paper Pad called Fairy Flora.   This little girl is from My Style Stamps Beach Bum Set.  I colored her with my Copics.    Used Spellbinders oval and oval scallops,  made my own banner.  The "Hello Friend" is from the Aloha set above.     Layered papers on the inside to decorate. 



For this card,  I made 5 x7  card  using paper from DCWV  Labella Rouge Stack and purple cardstock.  Used my copics to color the little girl where I did not paper piece her dress.    The Happy days is a sentiment that comes along with the Sock Hop stamp set from My Style stamps.   The label die and layer are from My Creative Time,  along with the Birthday Wishes Sentiment inside.    I made with envelope with the envelope maker.

Here is a link to My Style Stamps for these great images.  http://www.zibbet.com/mystylestamps
here is a video with more details.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Aren't These Birds Just Too Cute!

These cute little birds are just too cute, and just perfect for when you need to make a couple quick cards.   I needed a thank you card and didn't have alot of time.  So Birds and Houses http://lbbstamps.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=67&product_id=108 comes with several great little images.    The first card was a 5 x 7 black card stock.  Used DCWV paperstack.  I left aprox 1/16 edge for the first layer of paper.  The floral paper I cut to 5 x 6.75, the size indicated by the Martha Stewart punch around the page indicated and used the Holly punch.  It left just enough for a great layer.  Used sizzix stamp and die for the thanks so much sentiment.  Some little sticker holly sprigs I had with a touch of ribbon.  The inside  I layered some more paper made a pocket for the label paper inside, for me to write a note inside.


This 5 x 7 card  with this beautiful birds feeding there babies was the perfect image for a sympathy card I needed for a coworker whos mother passed away.  I layered again on black paper. I used dies and sentiments  from my creative time on the outside and inside of the card.  I used doily and flowers to accent the front of the card.  You get so many great images in this one file, that I used another on the inside of the card, on top of a martha stewart doily.




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For more details,  here is a video. 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Hair Bow Secrets for Creative Time Die

Hey everyone,  I made a quick video of the Hair bows I have made using this super die from Emma.  I have a couple tricks for using it with the the craft felt.  I know you should and I stress should use felt with wool.  But lets face it wool is solid colors, no fun prints,  so for the most part I have found some ways to use it.  So this blog is super short, my video is about 10 mins,  so give it a quick watch.   Thanks Shana
  Make sure to get this great die at Emma's shop,  no one else has bows like this. 

http://shop.my-creative-time.com/



Friday, December 20, 2013

Sympathy Card for a Coworker

Not sure I like making sympathy cards, but I guess they are a fact of life.   I have been wanting to try making one of these cards. Not sure of there name but I love the look.   I have seen a couple videos in the past and went off my memory so I think I did correctly.   I cut all my pieces out first so that I liked all the layers together first.  Then I placed all the white pieces on top of each other and stamped 3 different flower stamps from Flower Doodle by Sizzix and Stephanie Benard.  I then taped all the white layers to the matching layers of gray shimmer paper by DCWV.  After this I matched each layer up so that the images lined up with the layer prior.  This stamp set came with a die set so I stamped and cut out a flower in some pink paper to layer on the front of the card.  The sentiment in the middle comes from a sentiment set from Stephanie Benard's Stamps of Life.  I used the same paper to layer on the inside and used a prayer verse from Stephanie Benard's Stamps of Life set for the inside of the card.   I am really happy I bought these sets this week, perfect timing I guess.  Thanks for looking. 


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

My last round of Christmas Cards with LBBS

Ok,  well I think I am done with making Christmas Cards.  Well at least I hope so.  I also tried a new color medium,  Color Pencils.  I decided that I would make use of my time of air travel and invested in some color pencils.   I had alot of fun coloring up these images, and I am not giving up my copics, but the pencils, do give a nice soft look, still need some practice, but happy with how the images turned out and love how they turned into cards. 

My first card uses Victorian Dress form image,   I used City Sidewalks Paperline to make a 5 x 7in card.  Used spellbinders to cut the image out and layer on papers from the pack.  Some statin ribbin  to top it off.  The inside I used one of the sentiments provided with the Christmas Sentiments.  You get alot of different sentiments in that file to choose from.


Charlie the ELf is so precious on this 5 x 7in card.   She is ready to have fun this Christmas.   I used one of my trees from the tutorial from last months November event.   Also used the City Sidewalks paper.  Used a variety of dies from My Creative Time to layer the papers and a couple extra embelishments.  Again on the inside I used some more of the great Sentiments.  I really love how the variety of sentiments work for the outside and inside of the cards. 



Miss Lilly Holiday is just ready to celebrate.   This is a 6 x 6 easel card using graphic 45 paper from last year.  Using some holy trim and fun bow die from Creative time, along with spellbinders.  This Sentiment finishes off the bottom of the card for great display.   I used some snow writer t o make her hat fluffy with some glitter to make it sparkle,   little pom poms for the added puff.   
 If I liked the cold,  then I would want to be this beautiful girl.  Ragdoll Sweetheart skating  is super fun and I of course had to a sparkly card.   6 x 6 in card.  Used the sentiments on both the inside and outside of the card.  MFT dies for the swirl and banner.  Spellbinder dies for the rest. 















Hope you will visit lbbstamps.com for some great images for those last minute christmas  images.  Also starting 12.18.13  there is a sale going on!!!!  
Here is a video for a closer view. 
 


Monday, December 9, 2013

Getting Creative with My Creative Time

So when I head of the opportunity to create projects for My Creative Time Design Team, I thought what the Heck.  Emma is a fabulous designer and these are one of my favorite products.  So I got busy and got to play also.  So here are a few little things I came up with.   I absolutely love the different stamps and dies that you can get.   There is such a variety from sentiments to images. You can visit her at http://shop.my-creative-time.com/main.sc 

My first project is this paper mache box that I covered.  I first painted the box with black acrylic paint.  Cut my paper in the sizes just shy the size of the box top and sides.   I then stamp the hexagon background stamp in memento london fog ink to this pokadot shimmer paper from DCWV ,  and on the sides I used the chevron stamps in london fog for the thick chevron and then black ink for the thin line down the center.  Love how I could alter this paper and make the back ground different.  I used some different dies from My Creative time, mostly from Fly Away With Me,  for the balloons, clouds and plane.  Used the coordinating stamps to make a little scene.  Of course had to use the cute little kidos to look like they are waving to the balloons and plane.   I colored them in with colored pencils.   I used some balsa wood to make a little window with the Just Simply Live Die and used the tab die to attach at the top to pull out the little picture.  The clouds are both paper and felt to add texture.    I accented the box with some rhinestones and little hexagon die cutouts for added color down the sides.      More close up detail in the video below.


This cute little birthday card is using the cute little Birthday Buddies Stamp set  and uses the   Let's Celebrate Stamp and Die Set, also the XL Stiched label and layering label die.   This is an A2 sized card.

These cute Little tags are using the Tag Dies, that I centered around some images on Christmas paper that I liked.  I used the Bow Die and jingle bells to accent the top.  Used All around Holiday Stamp and bell die to accent.  The snow man is colored with copics and is  from Peachy Keen Stamps.
















This Layout is some pictures I took of my mom and I going thru the airports on the way to Hawaii to my Son's wedding.   I can't really have bulkiness in my scrapbook, but can't not have flowers in a layout for Hawaii.  Plus Emma has such great flower dies,  I have used two flower dies, both Flower Petal die and Rolled flower die.   But on the Rolled flower die,  I left it flat and made Leis' out of them.   I also have used the stitched layering die again with Whimiscal Calender stamp.  I also used the Journaling stamp and placed the tab die on top, on the back I used the postage die to cut out a portion of travel guide from our trip.  I love how I could save this little portion of our travels. 



 

My Last Card is a Get Well card.  Using the Umbrella and Stitched Boots Dies.  I also uses I am Here for You Rain or Shine for the puddle and both sentiments inside and out.  Also used the Oval stitched Die. 

Well I hope you stuck with me,  I had lots of fun playing and have  a video below with closer up view of all my projects.  I look forward to Emma's release every time.  If I made her design team it would be a dream come true, but if not, I will continue to have fun playing!!!