Special Moments

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello my stamping friends! I hope all of you will get to spend this Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends.  I love Thanksgiving for that reason! And to celebrate one of my favorite holidays, I made this card.

I made these leaves with a stamp set from Penny Black called Fall Flutters. The leaves of this set are perfect for the technique I wanted to use. It is a combo of rolling the stamp into different colors of Distress Inks and then lightly mist with a water spray. Stamp onto your paper and hold for a few seconds. Lift straight up. When the image dries, you will get this gorgeous watercolor effect.
After I stamped several leaves, I fussy cut them out. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed with a bronze embossing powder. 

My Thanksgiving wish to you, is to have a blessed day with your loved ones!

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The items that I used on my card that are available at the 7KIDS Store are linked below!

                                    Dusty Concord, Gathered Twigs, Antique Linen, Crushed Olive
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Khaki (My stash)
Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz/Sizzix
Bronze Embossing Powder (WOW)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Spring Chicken

Hello my stamping friends! Just popping in to share a birthday card that I made for a crazy co-worker of mine! She makes me laugh all the time, so I knew she would get a kick out of this card!
The spring chicken has an Action Wobble attached to it!
Shake! Shake! Shake!

I followed the current CAS(e) this Sketch

Hope you are having a fun weekend!
And thanks for stopping by!

Stamp:Birthday Farm Animals (SSS)
Die:Birthday Farm Animals (SSS); Stitched Mats (Lil Inkers)
Paper: Stampin Up; PTI
Copic Markers, Action Wobble, Black Tuxedo Memento Ink, Sequins (SSS)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Fall Colors

Guess what day it is??? Yes...it's time for another
And our optional theme is Fall Colors.
I decided to use a new Penny Black stamp called Filigree Foliage and make a Thanksgiving card.

Don't you just love that pumpkin in the middle? I saw Mona Pendleton make one of these on her blog and I just loved it! You die cut 3 ovals and paint, ink or stain them to your liking. I used Vintage Photo and Dried Marigold Distress inks to get the pumpkin color. I then painted the ovals with crackle paint and let it dry. Hopefully you can see this in the photo. I then adhere them together in the shape of a pumpkin!
Next, I used the Filigree Foliage stamps and stamped the beautiful leaves onto white watercolor paper with Black Archival Ink. I then painted them with lots of water and watercolors. I coated the leaves with Glossy Accents and set aside to dry.
Next I die cut some different leaves and inked them with Peeled Paint Distress inks and painted with crackle paint.  After everything had dried I assembled my card!

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Stamp: Filigree Foliage (Penny Black)
Paper: A Perfect Autumn (Carta Bella)
Inks: Black Archival
         Dried Marigold  (Ranger Distress Ink)
         Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress Ink)
          Peeled Paint (Ranger Distress Ink)
Crackle Paint: Clear Rock Candy (Tim Holtz), Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz)
Dies: Large Ovals (Spellbinders)
          Garden Greens (Tim Holtz)
          Tattered Pinecones (Tim Holtz)
Accessories: Distressed Brick Embossing Folder (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)
          Glossy Accents; Water colors

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Winter Wonderland

Hello my stamping friends! Hope all is well!
Just wanted to share a card I made with one of my favorite stamps sets called
WinterWonderland by Mama Elephant. It also has matching dies!!! Love!!!!

I started by stamping the birch trees over and over with Versamark Ink onto a 4 X 5 1/4 piece of Neenah White card stock. I heat embossed the trees with Black Super Fine Embossing Powder (Ranger). Next I used my round blending tool and sponged the entire page with Dusty Concord and Black Soot Distress inks. The embossed trees resisted the Distress ink.  I splattered some drops of water to give the background a misty look.  Next I stamped and heat embossed the reindeer.
The snowbank was made using one of the Landscape Trio Dies by Mama Elephant.
The snowbank and reindeer are attached with dimensional foam tape.
I just love how the purple background turned out!!

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Items used on my card that are available at the 7KIDS Store are linked below:

Stamp: Winter Wonderland (Mama Elephant)
Paper: Neenah White

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Christmas Trees

Welcome to another ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE here at 7KIDS!
I really hope you will join us this week! I am always amazed at the gorgeous creations I see of those who join us! You will be inspired!

I made this card with the Evergreen Pivot Card die by Elizabeth Craft Designs, which is available at 7KIDS.  The designer of this die is the wonderfully talented Karen Burniston. I was lucky enough to attend a class that she was teaching at my favorite local stamp shop-Stamper's Alley. We made some very pretty cards! She was such a fun person. If you look to the left sidebar of my blog, you will see a photo that she graciously allowed me to take!

Believe it or not, this Pivot Card die makes it easy to produce lots of pretty cards, that will be sure to WOW your friends and family this Christmas season!

Card Open:

First, you score a  5.5 X 8.5 piece of heavy white card stock in the middle.
You line up the pivot card die over the fold line and die cut. We embossed the edges in class, and I really liked that. So I added this step to my card, too. The die comes with the 3 Christmas trees and stars. These dies will also emboss!  Now the fun begins and you can embellish any way you want!
I used Viva Pearl Pens to decorate my trees! The stars and strips of paper are yellow glitter paper.

Card Closed:

Hope you liked my card!!!

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Items available at the 7KIDS Store are linked below:

Green Paper ( My Stash?)
Gold Glitter Paper
Holly Embossing folder (Sizzix?)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

No Peeking!

 Just popping in to show one of the tags that I made this weekend with the new, adorable  No Peeking (Mama Elephant) stamp set and cute papers from the Santa Express (Doodlebug Designs) 6X6 paper pad.  One of the sheets are these cute little Christmas Wish List tags. I punched the top of each one with a Notebook (EK) paper punch. I wanted it to look like a piece of notebook paper that a little one would write his letter to Santa on. I colored the reindeer and peppermints with Copic Markers. I used a Wink Of Stella glitter pen on the peppermints to give them a little sparkle! And the red ribbon was the final touch!  I made a set of six! They are quick and easy! Hope you like my tag!

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Most of the items that I used on these tags are available at the 7KIDS Store. Please check them out!
5/8 Hole Punch (SU)
Notebook Paper Punch (EK)
Die: Tag Sale #10 (Paper Trey Ink)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bootastic Boxes

It is time for another ANYTHING GOES Challenge here at 7KIDS!
And this challenge we are having a twist... Multiple Folds!
I think goodie boxes fall into that category!

I always like to share Halloween treats with my friends. So I made these cute little "baskets in a box". The video tutorial can be found here. Believe it or not, you make these with a 6X6 piece of paper and the Envelope Punch Board. Easy, peasy and so much fun!!!

After I made all of my little boxes, it was time to decorate!
I pulled out my favorite Halloween stamp set-Bootastic by Mama Elephant.  I stamped each image with Black Tuxedo Memento ink onto Copic X-Press It Blending white card stock.Each image was then colored with Copic Markers.The ribbons were custom made for the boxes by cutting several lengths of white seam binding. I then "dyed them" with Distress Inks and water. I crinkled them up and set them aside to dry. I filled the little boxes with candy and tied them up!
I can't wait to share them with my coworkers!

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Items that I used that are available at 7KIDS are linked below:

           My stash of various Halloween papers
1 3/4 Circle Punch, 1 3/4 Scallop Circle Punch-Stampin Up
Seam Binding

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Undying Love Part 3

Can you tell I just LOVE this stamp set????
I had to make some more!

Bwaaaaaaa Haaaaaaa!!!!!!

Hope ya'll are having a fabulous weekend!

Copic Markers
Papers from my Halloween stash
Dies: Spider & Web (Impression Obsession)
Punch: Drippy Goo? (Martha Stewart) 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Birthdays are like Zombies

Hello stamping friends!
I am a retired dental hygienist. I still work in my dental office, but at the front desk.
The reason I am sharing this is to say...never in a million years would I have thought that I would end up with a toothache! OMG!!!! That was probably the worst pain I have ever experienced!
I had had a root canal and crown several years ago, but apparently my tooth decided to fracture down the root...thus the toothache. It was my last tooth on the lower right. Yes...WAS! I had to have it extracted! Me who flosses and brushes all the time and works in the dental field!

The reason I am telling you this story is to explain my very brief post of this card!
Luckily, I had already colored this image from the fun stamp set Undying Love (Sugar Pea)!

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Hope you have happy teeth!!!

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Items that I used on my card that are available at the 7KIDS Store are linked below:
Copic Markers
Spider Web Punch (Martha Stewart)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

I'm brain dead

It is time for another Anything Goes Challenge here at 7Kids!
Are you ready to play???

Isn't this image darling? 
I just love this stamp set from Sugar Pea called Undying Love!

I stamped her onto water color paper with Versamark Ink and then heat embossed with Super Fine Black embossing powder. I then colored her with Ranger Distress markers.
I felt she needed some company,  so I stamped and heat embossed some bats and a spider from the Bootastic (Mama Elephant) stamp set.

Are you ever brain dead????

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Items used above that are available at the 7Kids Store are linked below:

Ink: Versamark