Thursday, December 11, 2008

Another FCD snowman card

I know this is my 2nd blog post today but I couldn't resist sharing another card that I made with the Chin Up snowman set from Firecracker Designs. This is my design team set this month and I have had such a fun time playing with this cute snowman. For this card I used some of the scraps of red glittered paper that I used on my TTIC card a few days ago. I love when I use scraps that are just laying on my stamp table! It is a really simple layout but I'm happy with how it turned out!Supplies used: Chin Up snowman set from FCD, SU CS, Glittered paper from Target (sorry I don't know the brand off the top of my head), Sharpie markers, Offray ribbon, foam dimensionals, red glitter.

Hope you are all having a fabulous day! Thanks for stopping by!

Simple masculine card

Supplies used: Stamps from DRS Designs, SU CS, Prismacolor pencils, Shimmerz paint, twill tape from Bobbin Ribbon, foam dimensionals, Basic Grey brads.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


the world's most sewing challenged person was actually able to thread a sewing machine and get it to work properly. If you knew how incredibly inept I am when it comes to sewing you would be truely amazed! I've tried a few times (very unsuccessfully) over the years to work a sewing machine. The problem is, I have seen so many beautiful cards with sewing on them and the closest I could ever get was some stitching rub-ons. About 6 months ago I borrowed my grandmother's sewing machine from my mom in hopes of getting over my fear of sewing failure. A couple days ago while I cleaning up my stamp room I spied the sewing machine cover (covered in dust) under my table. I decided to pull it out and maybe try and thread it. The sewing machine is a Janome and has around 8 basic stitches. It took me a while but I actually got the needle threaded and THANKFULLY there was already a bobbin of thread in the bottom (not sure I could handle having to do to much). I can't even explain how giddy I was when I realized that I might have actually threaded it correctly. I decided to take the plunge and try it out. It took a few tries but I actually got the hang of sewing 2 pieces of paper together. I am SO proud that I can finally do what probably every 7th grader on the planet has already mastered....I can thread a sewing machine and sew a straight line, LOL.

So here is my FIRST EVER sewing card:
Supplies used: Chin Up snowman from Firecracker Designs by Pamela, SU cardstock, Fancy Pants DP, MS snowflake punch, Shimmerz angel wings, SU dazzling diamonds glittter, Sharpie markers...and a sewing machine!!!!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a terrific day!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

TTIC #11 A Very Cullen Christmas

It's Tuesday and I'm can that be? Reason #1 - it's a snow day! No school, so we don't have to leave the house (or even get out of our pjs). Reason #2 - it is time for a Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge. The what challenge, you say? Well...Tonya from Stamp Happens has an AWESOME challenge every Tuesday called the Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge (and she even has an awesome DT to go along with it!). As most of you know I am sort of a late bloomer when it comes to Twilight but late bloomer or not I am totally in love with this series of books and Edward Cullen. I first came to know of TTIC from one of my stamping/blogging friends Rebecca. I had been reading her blog for a while and was always intrigued by her Twilight projects. I finally decided to read the book to see what all the to-do was about. OMG...or should I say OME (Oh My Edward!)....I LOVED the books! Actually LOVED is a bit of an understatement...I read 4 books (and saw the movie twice) in less than a week. All I can say is THANK YOU REBECCA!!!
This week the challenge is "A Very Cullen Christmas". Before I say anything else I want to say that this card looks MUCH better in real life than it does in the photo. I took over 50 photos with and without flash and the glittered paper just doesn't photograph well.
For my Cullen inspired Chirstmas card I went with Elegant and well...Sparkly, of coarse!
I just bought this glittered paper at Target yesterday and thought this would be the perfect project for it. I embossed the red glitter paper with the Cuttlebug and then sanded it a little so the embossed pattern was a little more recognizable. It is really a shame that I can't get a good photo. I was really happy with how this turned out. Supplies used: Stamp from DRS Designs, SU CS, Glittered paper, Dress It Up glitter dots, white embossing powder, foam dimensionals, Nestibilities, misc. satin ribbon.

I hope everyone is having a fabulous day! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 8, 2008

DRS Blog Challenge #10

It's time for another DRS Designs blog challenge. The challenge this week is Christmas Ornaments. We would love to have you play along with the challenge. If you do please post a link to your project or use keyword DRSC10 when you upload to SCS or PCP.

For my ornaments, I painted chipboard snowflakes with Shimmerz Blingz. After they were dry I stippled ink over them and stamped the DRS Designs stars background. I also painted some Prima flowers with Shimmerz Blingz and added them to the centers with brads.
They are really beautiful in real life but very difficult to photograph. Let me know what you think.

Without flash:
With flash:Supplies used: Star background stamp from DRS Designs, Maya Road chipboard snowflakes, Shimmerz Blingz, Prima flowers, Basic Grey brads, SU classic ink.

I hope you are all having a terrific start to your week. Thanks for stopping by!