Special Moments

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Wish Big

Believe it or not, I needed to make a card that is not Christmas related!!!!
I needed to make a birthday card!!!!
So I needed to choose colors that were not related to Christmas colors!
I recently got this little stamp by Elisabeth Bell called Little Wishes.
I colored her with Copic Markers and lots of Stickles.  She is so sweet.
I rolled up scraps of paper to make the little candles. I fussy cut some "flames" and added gems to them to make them glow. 
I hope the little girl I need to give this to has a big wish, and it comes true!!!


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Items available to purchase at the 7Kids College Fund Store:
Paper: Hootenanny(My Mind's Eye)
Stamps: Little Wishes (Elisabeth Bell); Birthday Sampler(Paper Smooches)
Copics: Hair-E35, E33, E37
             Skin-E50, E51, E53, RV20
             Dress-B23, B39, B24,Y08, YR04
             Plate-C3  Icing-RV20
Dies: Ovals, Scalloped Ovals (Spellbinders)Labels 10 (Spellbinders); Fancy Flourish(MFT Die-Namics)
Accessories: Clear Rock Stickles(Ranger), Yellow Stickles (Ranger); Orange baker's twine

Friday, December 20, 2013

Silver Poinsettia

I wanted to share one more Christmas card! I made a few of these to send to my special friends!
I loosely followed this week's sketch

My poinsettia was too large to put the sentiment beside it, so I had to position it a little lower than the sketch called for. This gorgeous poinsettia is from Stampin Up. I just love it! I stamped it on vellum card stock with Versamark ink. Then heat embossed with SU silver embossing powder! I took a blade and cut out the center leaves and lifted them up. I used some silver Liquid Pearls for the stamens.
Love how it turned out! 
All of the stamp and papers are from Stampin Up! The tinsel is Tim Holtz.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Merry Christmas!!!


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Gold and Silver Christmas

It's time for a new Anything Goes Challenge at 7Kids College Fund!
Our theme for this challenge is Silver and Gold! LOVE!!!!

I followed the current Sketchbook Saturday sketch 
to make my card.

First , I embossed the right side of the card with a snowflakes folder.  I stamped the sentiment  (Peace Joy Love-Lawn Fawn) in the upper left corner with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder.  I dribbled some gold embossing powder around the sentiment and melted it with my heat gun. Very cool effect!

The Tim Holtz Tattered poinsettia was cut twice. Once with vellum and and once with gold glittery card stock. I sprinkled Stampendous Shabby White fran-tage embossing powder on the vellum leaves and carefully melted it with my heat gun. So pretty!!!! I just loved the way the poinsettia looks IRL! So I made the stars the same way! The stars were cut out with the Tim Holtz Stacked Stars die. I cut the gold snowflakes with my new Simon Says Stamps snowflakes. These dies are so cute!!! 
I really like the way my gold and silver card turned out!

Now it's your turn!
Please join in our fun and show us your stuff!

Please check out the other design team creations for some great inspiration!

Mackie (You are Here)

You may be chosen as one of the Top Three or  if you use an image from the 7Kids store, you will be eligible to win a gift certificate to the 7Kids store!

Supplies used for my card are listed below:

Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia Die
Snowflakes Embossing Folder
Snowflakes Dies- Simon Says Stamps
Silver card stock-Paper Trey Ink
Glitter card stock 12x12- Recollections for Michael's

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Let It Snow

I just received some new stamps and paper from Stampin Up 
and I couldn't wait to play with them!!!
And this is what I made!!

And then I saw what the theme was for the current challenge at CAS-ual Fridays!

So I had to join!!!
Mr. Snowman is stamped with Pool Party(SU)ink. I added a little Shabby White embossing powder on him to give him a little pizazz! And sprinkled the card with snow sequins!
Very simple, but lots of fun and sparkle!

Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Vintage Santa Tag

***This tag was selected a Featured Artist on the Happy Holidays Mixed Media Color Challenge***

It's Terrific Tuesday!!!
I just wanted to share Christmas Mixed Media tag that I have made!

 I started with a large and a small manilla tag. I stamped my craft sheet with Barn Door and Peeled Paint Distress inks. I misted the ink with water and then dragged the tags thru the wet inks. I then edged the tags with Frayed Burlap Distress ink. I stamped (Santa's Wish-Stamper's Anonymous) the background with black Archival ink.
After I stamped the Santa, I colored him with some Distress Barn Door, Peeled Paint and Picket Fence markers. I thought this made the Santa really stand out.
The red poinsettias were made with my Silouhette Portrait machine. And I finished it off with some seam binding stained with Barn Door Distress ink and a gold cord!

The inks and markers that are available in the 7Kids College Fund store are listed below!

There is still time to join our  Anything Goes Challenge ! 

Thanks for stopping by!

I am also linking this to my good friends's Mona & Sue's current challenge
at A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Gingerbread Dough

A good friend of mine saw this post on Pinterest 
and asked me if I could make her something like it.  My friend thought they would be perfect for her nieces and nephews.

I thought it was really cute! 
Well... the first thing that came to my mind was my Silhouette Portrait. Sure enough, there were lots of Gingerbread men! I picked one and got started! I added Liquid Applique as icing, rhinestones for their bellies and a red polka dot bow tie. I copied the poem onto white cardstock with my computer and cut them out with Spellbinder's Labels 8 dies. The pretty paper is from Stampin Up!

And this is what I came up with!

Clear bag example:

Green Polka Dot bag

Here is a close up of the poem:

I am not sure which one I like the best!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Red + Green means Christmas!

Well...guess what time it is???
It's time for Anything Goes at 7Kids College Fund!
But we have added a twist...it must be red and green!
Please join in our fun and show us your stuff!
You may be chosen as one of the Top Three or  if you use an image from the 7Kids store, you will be eligible to win a gift certificate to the 7Kids store!

So this is my card of red and green!

I used the Snowman Blueprint Framelits Dies and Stamp set by Tim Holtz. I just love this little guy!
I colored him with Copic markers. It doesn't show very well in this photo, but I used black Liquid Pearl for his mouth and eyes. And the holly berries on his hat are little red pearls.
I framed him with some shiny red cord, and glittery stars and snowflakes!!!

Can't wait to see YOUR creations for our

All of the supplies available at the 7Kids Store are linked below!

Copic Markers:
Hat: C2, C3, C5, C7
            Scarf & Hat band: R27, R59
            Holly Leaves: YG25, YG67
Paper: Season of Style, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizazz (Stampin Up)

Please check out the other design team creations for some great inspiration!

Mackie (You are Here)

Thanks so much for stopping by!