Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Friends 24-7

New stamp sets and texture plates and a few more goodies came today!!! The new textured DSP is so gorgeous! The texture plates emboss beautifully. This card is for the sketch challenge over on SCS. Hope you like it.

Set: Friends 24-7

Pads: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Shimmery White, Parisian Breeze Specialty DSP, Kraft

Accessories: Tool Kit, Kraft Taffeta, Rhinestone brad, Oval punches, Texturz Backgrounds 1

Monday, January 26, 2009

Playing with my Big Shot!

My Big Shot came a couple of weeks ago and I finally had a chance to play. I am LOVING it.

This card was done with the Top Note and with one of the Sale a Bration sets called Yummy! Do you think it is yummy?

Set: Yummy
CS: Shimmery White, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Bella Rose DSP
Pads: Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Top Note and Scallop Circle 2 dies, Scallop Edge Punch, Circle Punch, Tool Kit, Pretties Kit, Taffeta Ribbon

This card was made for the challenge today Designing With Paper Pleats on Splitcoast. It started with the Sage Shadow Ribbon and I built from there. I have had this ribbon for a couple of months and haven't used it. I think I am going to be using this color a bit. I like it! I don't know if you can tell but the Kraft piece under the ribbon and ovals is pleated.

Set: Bella Toile Background, Lovely Labels
CS: Kraft, Almost Amethyst, Sage Shadow, Shimmery White
Pads: Close to Cocoa, Sage Shadow, Almost Amethyst
Accessories: Pretties Kit, Sage Shadow Ribbon, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Small Oval, Wide Oval, 1-1/4, 1-3/8 Punches, Colluzzle, Tool kit, Distressing Tool.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Paper Tole Rose Pie Box

This is another project for the Michigan Minglers. For this challenge we had to make a pie box. Yes, it really IS a pie box, it just ended up all covered up. Bwahahahaha. The rose on the top is using the paper tole technique. Paper tole is one of the techniques we will be tackling at my next class on February 5th.

Sets: A Rose is a Rose

CS: Basic Gray, Shimmery White

Pads: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Basic Gray, Old Olive, Mellow Moss

Accessories: Ribbon, linen thread, dimensionals, mini glue dots, Dazzling Diamonds, 2-way Glue pen

This is another view showing the layers of the rose.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Vintage Tea

This card is for the Michigan Mingle Challenge on SCS. We had to make a card using teabag staining. And it had to be vintage. Vintage is my favorite style and I haven't used it in a very long time. Since we have been having a snowstorm all last night and today I used snowflakes. It sure is beautiful outside. I love Michigan!!! All of you should move here if you don't live here already.
To tea stain you soak tea bags in water and then take the tea bag(s) and rub it(them) all over your cardstock. If you want, let the teabag tear and get some of the tea itself onto the cardstock. Use a papertowel to soak up some of the water. Let the cardstock dry and then stamp your project.

Set: Snow Swirled, verse is from Stampabilities and it is Matthew 11:28.
Come unto Me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Stamp Pads: Choc. Chip and Baja Breeze
CS: Baja Breeze, Choc. Chip, Confetti White
Accessories: Pretties Kit, Ivory Organdy Ribbon (use Heat Tool to curl), Circle punches, Scallop Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Tool Kit, Cutter kit, sponges. The largest circle and circle scallop punch are not SU. All items © Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

The challenges are in the 3rd post of this thread.

Always Glittery

Glitter Window was one of the techniques for class this month. The other was Box in a Bag. ( it is posted down a couple of posts)

The ladies enjoyed this class and I am really glad since I kept forgetting things and didn't feel up to par. I hope I wasn't contagious.

Set: Always
CS: Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla
Stamp Pad: Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: 1-1/4 inch Striped Ribbon, Clear Buttons, Circle Punch, Scallop Punch, Rope Twine, Mini Glue Dots, Glue Dots, Packing Tape.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Shimmery Parisian Summer

This DSP is so beautiful. I am sad it is retiring. I needed to finish this project and I thought it added just the right touch.


Set: Eastern Blooms, Best Yet

Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Pink Pirouette

CS: Parisian Summer DSP, Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand, Shimmery White (I just love the Shimmery)

Accessories: Bravo Burgundy Ribbon, paper snips, Curly Label Punch, Button Bouquet

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Piercing the Darkness

Piercing the Darkness
God's light pierces the darkness;
His light scatters the night!
God's light pierces the darkness;
Jesus is that Light!
In all the world, no other name;
No other hope; no other way;
No other truth; no other life;
He is the Son, the only true Light,
To pierce the darkness!
God's light pierces the darkness;
Bringing hope for all men!
Light that shatters the darkness;
Breaking chains of sin.
Gospel of hope, Power of grace;
Jesus forgives; sin is erased!
Darkness is gone; new life is found!
Tell the good news, Jesus came down
To pierce the darkness!
Lord, You banished my darkness!
Brought me into Your light!
Saved me for Your glory!
Changed my blindness to sight!
Light of the World! Bright Morning Star!
O what a great Savior You are!
Lord of my life I now confess
You are my King, the only True Light
To pierce the darkness!
Text & Music by Stephen C. Nichols
© 2004 Stephen C. Nichols

This is a song that was written and published by one of the pastor's of our church. I am never able to get through it without tears in my eyes. It is a poignant song of truth and I was compelled to share it here.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Box in a Bag

Valentine's Day will be here before we know it and what better to make than cute containers!!! I have been wanting to make these and incorporate them into a class for months. Well, for my January class, this is one of the projects. They are easy to make and I hope my club members really like them!


Set: Always

Ink: Riding Hood Red

Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red DSP

Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Round Tab Punch, 1/4 circle punch, Paper Snips, Ribbons