Friday, January 28, 2011

For a Winter Birthday

Good Evening, Friends!

Tonight I'm posting yet another birthday card...this one for my grandson, Clayton, who is turning 9 on Feb. 4. He is already a serious (and GOOD) fisherman, so I really should have done a card with ice fishing or something similar...but thought of it too late! Maybe next year!

The "winter" theme is a fun one! I love to use lots of sparkles to try to catch the beautiful look of fresh fallen snow on a clear starry evening. Yes, its COLD, but you'll have to admit, it is also awesome!

For this card I used a sticker (!) which I don't usually do but it fit the scene so well (the snowman)...I couldn't resist! Believe it or not I don't have a snowman stamp! I will definitely have to remedy that before next winter!

The paper is from my stash, as well as the snowflake brads, and the glitter dust.

I also added Stickles (Icicle), & Martha Stewart snowflake punches (coated with glitter).

The stamps I used are the swirls (can't remember the name) and the sentiment is by "Imaginations"

The background is embossed using the Sizzix embossing folder called "Stars". Not sure you can see it in the picture but the embossed part is zigzag stitched to the cardstock.

There really are some nice things about winter you know!

(The picture at the right was taken with just regular indoor lighting...I don't like the color as well as the ones above taken with natural daylight. But I do like how the sparkles show up better!)

Challenges I'm entering this card in: challenge, "Winter Wonderland" , "Winter"

As always, if you have a moment I'd love to hear from you!
Have a great weekend, my friends!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

My New Look!

Well, actually it's my blog that has a new look! Did you notice?
I wish I could have taken a "before" picture!
I'm just working with what is available from Blogger Templates.
What do you think?

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Celebrate! A New B-Day Card!

Just quickly adding one more birthday card! I used a "celebrate" stamp on the top part of the card...stamped it many times to make a sort of patterned paper. The House Mouse stamp is "Contented Mudpie". I will add more details later. Gotta run!

Ok, that was Saturday it is Monday morning. I still can't remember what the 2nd challenge I was going to enter was! I think it was a "sketch" type challenge??
Anyway, a few details:
the scalloped circle is from Sizzix
the circle stamp and the little flower are from (one of Cindy's newer sets, Lacey Circles, I think).
The pinwheel flower I made using the Quick Kutz Daisy die (in my Cuttlebug!)
Gems and paper from my stash

I'm entering this card in a couple challenges again:

The "Celebrate" Challenge at

and.... ??

Now it is late Monday...I finally figured out which challenge it that closed last Friday!!
Oh well, maybe I'll get organized some day. LOL

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Tilda Sending Birthday Greetings

Good morning, all!

Late last night I got inspired to make another BD card... I was looking at all the lovely cards on the Stamping Scrapping Challenge Blog and the Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challenge Blog... Wow! So much talent and creativity shows up on those 2 blogs! Love to get ideas and inspiration from them (from YOU!). So THANKS again for sharing!

This BD card is for a friend and I wanted it to be a little special 'cause she is a cardmaker too.

I looked for blue colored items and paper to use and found that I don't have many. The blue is kind of an aqua-blue... hope that is OK for the "Blue" challege! The flowers are some paper roses that I salvaged from an odd clump of roses embellishment that I found at a garage sale! Took it all apart and have about 20 paper roses. I colored the tips of the rose petals with my darker pink ink pad... I'm happy with how they turned out.

Here is the list of ingredients for my card:

(everything with a * is available @ )

Paper: K&Company - Tim Coffey

Die cuts: *Spellbinders - Pendants, Fleur de Lis

Stamps: *Sugarplums "Bench" by C.C. Designs

*"New Years Tilda" by Magnolia

*"Tag Accents" by Cindy Echtinaw

Tape Runner: *Glue Glider Pro by Glue Arts

(NEW! I just got my Glue Glider from Cindy's...Love it!)

Ribbon, Lace, Roses, Inks: from my stash!

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Thanks for stopping by!

The 2 challenges I am entering this card in are: