Thursday, December 11, 2014

CCEE1450 Starring Santa

This is the last CCEE Stampers challenge for 2014, and we were asked to make a card starring Santa.  I'm not sure my card is "starring" Santa, but there is a Santa on it.  My neighbor had asked me to make her a card to give to her brother.  She wanted a particular type of card -- a pop-up box card, and it needed to contain several specific elements:  a poinsettia, the Three Wise Men, and Santa kneeling at the manger.  After much thought, I remembered my SU set called Holy Triptych, which I thought had the right type of images for the "pop up" elements.  I did not have a stamp of a kneeling Santa, so I Googled it and found many images.  I printed off one, cut it out, and glued it to one of the folding down panels.  There actually is a poinsettia on the card, but it's hidden behind the kneeling Santa panel.


Please go over to the CCEE Stampers blog and see all of the Santa cards created by the rest of the team.  

Thursday, December 4, 2014

CCEE1449 - Christmas Tic Tac Toe

Lynn gave us a quite a choice for this week's CCEE Stampers challenge.  We're playing Christmas Tic-Tac-Toe.  As I am somewhat computer challenged, I was not able to reproduce Lynn's entire Tic-Tac-Toe image.  I will, however, tell you what I have included on my card -- it was down the center column of her game:

Snow, Embossing, Glitter.

Here's my card:


I don't know if I was cheating or not, but I used Stickles (glitter glue) in place of the glitter portion of the column.   I embossed the house images before cutting them out with the dies and made the snow by using masking fluid before I sponged in the sky.

Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see what the rest of the team did with Lynn's Tic-Tac-Toe game.

Friday, November 28, 2014

MFP Blog Hop Day 4 - Vintage Fashion


Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

Nov. Blog Hop! 



This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured  Nov. 25
Java Time

Featured Nov. 26
Crisp Winter

 Featured Nov. 27
Ice Skating

Featured Nov. 28
Vintage Fashion


Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the participating blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, on the MFP Stamp Shop blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win; and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 
10 PM EST on Friday, November 28, 2014.

Again I'm not an official member of the Blog Hop today, but I'm glad you stopped by to see what I did with today's set, Vintage Fashion.  I thought a collage would be a good design for these vintage images, so I looked for some patterned paper that would lend itself to a collage.  I added a clock face and a die-cut button.


For my second card today, I used a doily as the backdrop for the dress and paper-pieced the skirt and bodice front with the same paper I used for the background.  I added a pretty bow and a hat pin to finish it off.


Here's the Design Team for today.  Be sure to check out their cards.



I hope you have gotten lots of inspiration from the design team this month.

Tutorial Time - Watercoloring with Gelatos

This is the last Tutorial Time challenge for 2014 -- the team is taking the month of December off!  As luck would have it, today's tutorial uses supplies that I didn't have in my craft room -- Gelatos.  Barb Klusendorf wrote a tutorial for simple watercoloring using Gelatos, so I went to Michaels (50% coupon in hand) and bought a small set of them to try.  Turns out it wasn't too hard.  Here's my card:


Hope you can play along with the rest of the team.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

MFP Blog Hop Day 3 - Ice Skating



Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

Nov. Blog Hop! 



This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured  Nov. 25
Java Time

Featured Nov. 26
Crisp Winter

 Featured Nov. 27
Ice Skating

Featured Nov. 28
Vintage Fashion


Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the participating blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, on the MFP Stamp Shop blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win; and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 
10 PM EST on Friday, November 28, 2014.

I'm not an official member of the Blog Hop today, but I'm glad you stopped by to see what I did with today's set, Ice Skating.  


My second card using today's set is a Flip Card, made with a Stephanie Barnard flip die for Sizzix.



Be sure to check out the rest of the Blog Hop.

Here's the Design Team for today:



Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.