Friday, December 14, 2007


I just got my copy of the new 2008 catalog today! Can't wait to show it off, and for my first order.
So I've been working on some stuff in between the cards and finally finished them all up and took some pics. I know, you're surprised I got to it so quickly, it's the new me. (for now at least, lol)
This is an altered paint can using the Outlaw pattern paper. In the new catti, this pattern is in blue/red. Very nice. I used twill to tie on the buckle thingie from the hardware kit. I'll be 'wrapping' my bil's gift in here. Here is a repeat card but in a different color. Love the effect of the masking technique. Will have to incorporate that with some swirls... I used Almost Amethyst with Lovely Lilac.
I also made some journals for a few gifts this year. Used a friends bind-it-all machine, think I may have to buy my own. ;)
First one used Chocolate chip cs and taffeta riboon, Brocade background pp, pewter hardware, pretty in pink cs & markers and WW cs. Stamp set is from a new level 3 set.
Second one used Always Artichoke cs, chocolate chip cs & ink, WW cs & ink and Le Jardin pp. Stamps are from All Natural and Baroque Motifs.

First one is for my bil. Used basic grey cs, chocolate chip taffeta ribbon and pewter hardware. I printed his initials on the computer and inserted it in the frame. The pp is from MMS.

Second one uses blue bayou cs & ink brocade backgrouds pp, pewter hardware, cream grossgrain ribbon, and a chipboard 'B' that I colord chocolate chip. The saying is from the Polka dots and paisley set.
These were the simplest as I just used a sheet of paper and added nothing after that. I just felt the pp was enough. They are both from the Le Jardin line. (I think) These are for Colby's preschool teachers.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Finished my cards

Before I talk about my cards, just wanted to give you all a heads up that the new catalog is being mailed to demo's this week. Some girls in Calgary have theirs already and say it's incredible. Lots of great stuff to look forward to Jan. 2nd.

So I finally finished all my Christmas cards and a few tags.
These first 2 are tags I'll attach to gifts. I made 5 of each. Used Chocolate Chip, Purly Pomegranate, and vanilla cs and pp from Brocade Backgrounds. Stamp is from Baroque Motifs. They are 3 x 3 size.

This one is Kraft and Chocolate chip cs.
Not 100% happy with this card but it will have to do. I made a mask to create the inked oval. Used Bashful Blue and Whisper White cs and ink. Also used II EP on the large snowflake to add a little 'something'.This one I CASEd again from SCS. So many beautiful cards on there and I don't have to waste my time trying to think something up. :)

The base is Kraft cs, then Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla. I masked the oval again and inked with Chocolate Chip and Creamy Caramel. Looks awesome IRL.

I really need some 'prettier' salutation stamps.

Here they are

So here are the cards I've been working on. I have a hard time mass producing just one card so I make a variety.
Joy card is Blue Bayou and Soft Sky cardstock. The piece that looks like a ribbon is Blue Bayou Designer Series pp. I used the stamp set Perfect Presentation which is a Level 2 hostess set. This was a super quick card and I CASEd it from SCS. This one is interesting. Pattern paper is from the Happy Harmony line. I'm not fond of pink for Christmas, but it's okay. I used my sister's Snow Globe stamp set. I colored the trees with the pencils and blender pens. This is another card I CASEd off of SCS. It is so beautiful IRL. And surprisingly easy to do. Used Lovely as a Tree stamp set. Bordering Blue, Black and Whisper White cs.
This card turned out beautiful too if I may say so myself. I stamped the angel (another set of my sister's that's retired) and embossed with gold. Then colored in her dress with the aqua painters and Night of Navy reinker. Added some glitter to her wings, sponged the edges of the WW to soften that layer up, used a strip of Happy Harmony pp and blue organdy ribbon.
This is a gift card holder for my BIL in for Christmas. The pp is from last years holiday collection. So sad I'm almost out now. The tree is from Perfect Presentation.
Here it is open.
Another card using the Snow Globe stamp set. I cut out the 'glass' from the globe and put a transparency sheet behind it. Then stamped the trees and snowman on a second layer of WW cs. Colored them all in with the pencils and blender pens. Soft Sky and Blue Bayou cs.
I think this is called a spin fold card. There is a spin righ where the ribbon is attached, really cool. This stamp set is also retired, Christmas Cardinal. I colored it in using the crayons and aqua painters. I also used shimmery white cs. Very nice IRL but doesn't show very well in a pic.
This one is 4 x 4. Also a CASEd card. I just stamped the snowmen and colored them with markers. Very easy, very quick.

I still need to make a few more cards and I'm in the middle of making a few journals so will update when I get that all done.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Good intentions

So I just took pictures of the Christmas cards I've been making this past week and they turned out horrible. This one was okay so I'll still share it with you, but I'll re-take the other ones.
The cardstock is Bravo Burgandy, River Rock and Whisper White. I don't have River Rock ink so I used Sahara Sand and it's pretty close. The organdy ribbon is retired, sadly. I love that stuff on cards.
So I'll try really hard to re-take the pictures tomorrow afternoon while the kidlets are napping.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Some decorations

So I decided to alter some wooden blocks I had kicking around. My dad was sweet enough to cut these for me over a year ago.
I used some Basic Grey pattern paper, chipboard letters, stamps, ribbon, brads and more. I really like the way they turned out and these photos do not do them justice.
I've also been working on a bunch of Chirstmas cards. Hoping to finish them up tonight (early bedtime for the bears so I'll have some alone time) and post in the next day or two.