Thursday, November 24, 2011

Inventory Reduction Challenge # 59 - Snowflakes

Happy thanksgiving to everyone!  Gobble, gobble, gobble!!
Our Inventory Reduction Challenge for this week is "Let me see some snowflakes".  What a fun theme this is!  What a needed break from cutting papers and ribbons for our upcoming Christmas Stamp Camp.
I have gone through so many packs of paper, I've lost count.  Then there are the spools of ribbon and other embellishments - WOW!!

Here is my card with snowflakes.
That luscious paper is from Webster's Pages petite papers Botanical Christmas - long name for a collection of great papers.

The snowflakes were die cut using Cuttlebug Snowflakes #2 and DCWV Glitter card stock.

Mini Snowy Hugs was so fast to color.  The shading is a bit tricky on those tiny images.  I put Liquid Applique on the hat bands, pom poms, top of broom, bottom of Tilda's jacket and on the ground under Snowy.
Here is the inside of the card opened.  The ribbon was from my stash.  It was wired ribbon that I removed the wire from.

The paper is from the new Sweet Christmas Dreams paper pack.

The charm was from Magnolia's Christmas theme charms.  It says "think snow" with a tiny snowflake attached at the end of it.

The snowflakes are the same as on the front.  The jotting panel was cut using Cuttlebug's Labels Four dies.

The holly leaves and snowflake on the jotting panel are from Magnolia's Sweet Christmas collection.
The background DP is from DCWV Christmas Stack from 2 or 3 years ago.

Here are close ups of  the embellishments. 
Thank you all for stopping by and leaving some sweet comments to make my day extra special!
Be sure to stop by my team mates' blogs to see the wonderful creations they've made!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Inventory Reduction Challenge #58 - Thanks giving

Good morning everyone!  I spent a lot of time trying to come up with a card for this challenge.  Why? you ask - because I had a particular stamp in mind for the inside and needed an appropriate front of the card.  After a full day, it's a bit difficult to think creatively at midnight - especially when the body says "Bedtime" and the mind says " Just a few more minutes".

I did get the card finished about 1:00 am.  At that point I wasn't in any mood to deal with Blogger :(
So -- here is the masterpiece!!

I used Tilda with Pumpkins (Pilgrim Tilda - my name) and Native American Tilda and Log.
The large background wreath is from Debbie Mumm's Harvest & Holiday stack from JoAnn Fabrics.  It is so glittery.  I colored all the images with Copics.  And YES! I have the numbers this time.

Pilgrim Tilda - B99,  95,  93, 00, C6, 7, E35, YR24, 21, 18, 15, 12, YG67, 63, E000, 00, 11, R21.

Native American Tilda - E39, 34, 31, 15, 13, 11, 00, C9, 7, 5, 3, BG49, 45, Y06, 02, YR07, 04, R08, and Red metallic pen.
Log - E25, 29, 53

 Here is the inside of the card:

This image is from Cornish Heritage Farms Stamp of the Month, November, 2007.  I colored this goofy looking guy with Primascolor pencils that I did not keep track of.

I hope you are having a huge laugh at this turkey!!!  He really is very funny ;D.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  As you're preparing your Thanksgiving feast, please remember this poor scrawny bird.
Be sure to check out my team mates' blogs to see what they have done with this challenge.



Thursday, November 10, 2011

Inventory Reduction Challenge #57 - Something with Wings

Our challenge theme this week is Something With Wings.  I had thought of an airplane, butterfly, and Beautiful Tilda.  She has very large wings in that stamp.

I finished up this fairly clean and simple card last night.  So if you were looking for a complicated scene with stand up figures and big floral bouquets which I love doing, you will be disappointed -- I'm sorry.

I've had this gorgeous Cornish Heritage Farms bluebird stamp for about 3 years.  I inked it up and stamped out several images but never colored them up.  After taking Suzanne Dean's Color Me Creative Copic coloring classes, I have learned how to blend and shade colors.  The color blending is precisely what this image needs.
Here is the card -

It's a regular size card, not the 6"  large ones I make with the Maggies.

The card base is SU River Rock cardstock.
The background is light green from Scrapblocks Layers papers.  The design is Cuttlebug Floral Screen.

The bluebird is stamped on Whisper White and River Rock is the scalloped frame.  I put Liquid Pearls drops on each scallop.  I really need to practice that technique!  Behind the bird is from SU Herbal Expressions and is stamped with Always Artichoke.  The ribbon and bow are from my stash.

The Copics used are B21, 23, 24, YR00, 01, 02 for the bird.  The branch - W0, 2, 3.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking some time to look at my latest creation!  Be sure to stop on by my team mates' blogs to see what they have chosen with wings!


By the way - have you heard that Cornish Heritage Farms will be having a Grand Re-Opening November 19?  They will have digi stamps and are offering a free one for just a few days at  I can't seem to get the link to work, but copy/paste the link and it should work.


Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Heart -2 -Heart Christmas Stamp Camp

Several of the ladies in our church are part of our Stampin' Up! group.  Our pastor's wife is trying to get the ladies interested having a once-a-month meeting with a different activity each month.

On December 3rd we are having a Christmas card stamp camp.  There are three of us - Roxy, Deby and me - who are the co-conspirators, as my DH calls us.  Each of us have created 5 cards for the participants to make.  We will have individual kits made up for each card with instructions and the sample card placed on tables.  As folks arrive they will receive a decorated bag with the kits for all 15 cards in it.  They will then go from table to table and make the cards.  The three of us will be available to help anyone who needs it.

The cards range from very easy to just a bit more complicated.  We'll do some Cuttlebug cards, heat embossed designs, simple coloring, stamping directly on the cardstock.
Here are pictures of the five cards I'm doing.

I like House Mouse stamps almost as much as the Maggies!  This one is Christmas Tale and features Mudpie and baby Monica.

The card base is SU Real Red.  Snowflakes are embossed on silver glimmer paper with the Cuttlebug folder.  The image is stamped on SU Whisper White and colored with Prismacolor pencils.
The 1/4 inch satin ribbon is from my stash.

Ya gotta luv Fluffles the Cat!!
No matter how hard he tries, things just don't ever seem to go his way.  The stamp is from Stampendous! and is called "Fluffles Tree".

The card base is SU Cherry Cobbler; Garden Green is the second panel.  The sentiment is stamped on Cherry Cobbler with black ink and is from SU Frosty set.

Fluffles is stamped on Whisper White and colored with SU markers.  The star is colored with a gold metallic pen; the green in the pot with Gelly Roll Green Star pen. The ribbon is from my stash. I was thinking about Stickles for the ornaments, but they take way too long to dry and would smear all over.

Both the tree and sentiment are from Snow Swirled by SU.
This card base again is Real Red.   The tree is stamped with VersaMark on Real Red, covered with Stamp-n-Stuff Winter Wonderland embossing powder, and heated with a heating tool.
The embossed panel is layered on Whisper White, Real Red, then to the large Whisper White panel.  The sentiment is stamped in Real Red.
The sheer red ribbon is from my stash.

This fun guy is from Stampavie Rachelle Anne Miller Moose.
This card base is Poppy Parade. The green plaid paper is from DCWV Christmas Stack from about 3 years ago.
The gold corners are die cut with a Cuttlebug corner die from DCWV Glitter stack.  The image panel is SU Whisper White layered on Handsome Hunter (no longer available from SU).  He is colored with Koh-I-Noor pencils.  The lights are done with metallic markers.
The flowers and leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The ribbon is from my stash.

This card is one of my favorites.  It is very fast to make and is very elegant looking.

The card base is Real Red.  The embossed panel is Shimmery White cardstock. The design is Holly Ribbons from Cuttlebug.  There is a very subtle shimmer to the paper which did not show up in the picture.

The poinsettia is from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Ribbons are from my stash.  The tag is punched with SU's Large and Small Tag punches.  The sentiment is from SU and stamped with Real Red ink.

For something a bit different, I turned the embossed panel and trimmed off the corners.

We had 17 people sign up for the stamp camp last Sunday.  This week will be the last day for sign ups.
If you have not had the opportunity to go to a stamp camp, try to arrange one or to attend one.  They are so much fun and you leave with a lot of nice cards.

Thank you so much for stopping by and looking at my Christmas card samples.  Wish you all could be here for the big day on December 3rd!


Inventory Reduction Challenge # 56 - Get Well

This past week was probably one of the least productive I have had in many, many years.  So my Inventory Reduction Challenge #56 - Get Well is really late getting posted.
Get well cards are usually pretty simple to make.  However, this one certainly was not.  I started this one last Monday - a week ago.  I just finished it this morning - UUGGHH:(

I had some really gorgeous paper in the My Mind's Eye Simply Delightful stack that I fell in love with when I saw the stack at JoAnn Fabrics. It goes beautifully with SU Purely Pomegranate or Cherry Cobbler papers.

I stamped the Park/Pond background with SU Soft Suede ink. I wanted to have those beautiful snowflake-like flowers show as much as possible.

Sweet Christmas  Tilda is sitting on the Pink Bench.  Both images are popped up on Dimensionals.  Sorry, I didn't keep a list of Copics used.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Magnolia.
The inside of the card is covered with two coordinating papers from the Simply Delightful stack.

The ribbon is SU Purely Pomegranate.  The heart charm is from my stash.  The tiny silver cord holding the heart is from my friend Doris who was cleaning out her sewing/craft room.  She thought I might like some of her project leftovers. 

I really LOVE this plaid paper.  Only wish there were a lot more sheets of it in the stack.

The cloud shapes were cut with Nestabilities  Labels Fourteen.  The tiny rosebuds were from WOC.

This card is going to my friend Pam O. who had open heart surgery last month.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed this little bit of cheer from Tilda!