Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Make It Monday #101: Layered Embossing and a Puppy!

It has been a very exciting week here at my house!  One week ago today we added a new addition to our family.  I guess three human children wasn't enough to keep me busy, I needed a puppy!  Let's just say I couldn't resist this:
Her name is Sophie (after much deliberation amongst 3 children) and she is a 10 week old Havanese.  She is a sweet dog with a great disposition and so smart.  It didn't take long for her to weasel her way into our hearts and my parents have threatened to puppynap her several times!!  We are enjoying our new addition!
Ok enough about puppy, on to my card for this week's Make It Monday challenge!  Of course being addicted to card making, I sat Sophie on a chair next to my craft table and got her input on this week's challenge!  We did very well together!  I love embossing and I never thought of embossing several colors over each other so I really had fun this week.  I dug out an old unity stamp set that I have and got to work.  I made a criss cross card and did some embossing on the insert.  I heat embossed the hearts with white powder and I embossed the "sweet love" sentiment in silver powder.  I just love the results! The envelope part of the card is so pretty with PTI papers, a doily and some scrumptious roses!!!
Here are a few images for you:
Have a great day everyone!
I already am!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Make It Monday #100: How to Package Cards with Oversized Embellishments

Today at Nichole's blog, the Make it Monday challenge was how to package cards with oversized embellishments.  Honestly this has been a subject that I have been battling with for quite sometime until I discovered glassine bags!
I was so happy to have discovered glassine bags a while back because they seemed like the only option for oversized cards and they lend themselves to some beautiful embellishing!  I'm glad Dawn did a video on this subject because it was nice to see different options.  I had to make a baby card for a co-worker and my card had such a large bow on it, I had no choice but to use a glassine bag to fit the card.  I loved embellishing the bag and my favorite technique is to punch two holes in the top and thread a ribbon through them and tie into a big bow!
I love the bag as much as the card!
Here's the card and the beautiful bag:
Apologies for the poor lighting.
Have a great day everyone!
I already am!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Make It Monday #99: Repeats & Rainbows

Good morning!  I was really happy to see rainbows as the theme for this weeks make it monday challenge because not only do I adore rainbows but recently I went rainbow crazy!  Click here to see my post from last week with all of my rainbows!  Also, click here to see my rainbow in last week's chalkboard technique challenge.  The MFT die to create a rainbow is so much fun!!
I chose the number 6 rainbow color scheme
 from Nichole's blog to use on my card.
I had to improvise on 2 of the colors since I don't have them but I still like how the card turned out.  I dry embossed the teacups to give them some dimension. Here is the card:
Hope you like it!
Have a great day eveyone!
I already am!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Chalkboard Technique take 2

Hello all!  Today my daughter turns 19!  I can't believe how fast the years fly!  It's amazing to see what a beautiful young woman she has turned out to be.  She's a great daughter, sister, friend and a very kind hearted young woman.  I wanted to make her a special card and since I love the chalkboard technique so much I knew that would be the focus.  My new MFT rainbow die was the perfect addition to the chalkboard look!  Here is my second card for the week for the make it monday challenge.
Have a great day everyone!
I already am!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Make It Monday #98: Chalkboard Techinque

Is it wrong to be in love with a design technique?  Just checking because I am in LOVE with this new chalkboard technique!!!  I must admit that I tried it back when Betsy first did a blog post on it but I failed miserably.  I actually failed when I stamped back over the words with white ink but after I saw the video on this week's make it monday post I knew I had to try it again!  I am truly so enamored by the whimsical look of the faux chalkboard!  I used 6 different PTI stamp sets and 2 different PTI dies on this card and I am very happy with the way the card turned out.  Here is my entry for this week's Make It Monday challenge.

What a fun time I had designing this card!
I used the following PTI stamp sets:
Vintage Labels
Little Labels
Love Lives Here Holiday
Friendship Jar
Button Boutique
And I used the following PTI dies for my felt embellishments:
Flipping Out
Love Lives Here
Ok I'm off to sleep now seeing as how I've been up all night.  I work nights but instead of going straight to bed this morning, my craft table was calling my name!  LOL
Have a great day everyone!
I already am!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!  Hope your holidays were loads of fun and you had lots of family and fun times!  Right before the holidays I ordered the rainbow die from MFT and never had a chance to use it.  Well, I finally broke out the die and boy is it loads of fun!!!  I've made a few cards and one fun little calendar with rainbows and I wanted to share them with you.  This die is so easy to use and makes the most adorable rainbows!
And the last project is actually an easel card that I turned into a calendar to stay on my desk.  Now I can stare at that cute little rainbow for a whole month!
side view of easel card

Ok that's all the rainbows for now.  Have a great day everyone!
I already am!