Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My 2013 in Reveiw

Here are 12 of my favourite cards made in 2013. I let my scrapbooks rest for the year, but 2014 will see them come to life again. I hope you enjoy this review.

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Last 2013 Card Class with Banner Wishes

These are the cards made at my last Card class, for  2013.
 We started with Babycakes patterned paper and stamped with, All the Details and Banner Wishes. Ink colours are Lagoon and Slate, with Colonial White; Lagoon; Whisper; and Chocolate cardstock.
 The second card started with Sarita patterned paper, along with a border image from, One Way Borders. It was stamped in Outdoor Denim, then the sentiment is stamped with Lagoon ink in first and second generation. The mat colour behind the sentiment piece is Outdoor Denim cardstock.
Finally, this card has the lovely Laughing Lola patterned paper along with, One Way Borders, again. The cardstock colours are Lagoon; Black and Colonial White. Ink is Gypsy and a Lagoon alcohol marker. All of the sentiments are stamped with Banner Wishes, as are the scroll images. The star; butterfly; flower; and large sentiment shapes were all cut from Art Philosophy.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Banner Wishes; All the Details; One Way Borders
Paper: Babycakes; Sarita; Laughing Lola
Cardstock: Lagoon; Whisper; Chocolate; Outdoor Denim; Black; Gypsy; Colonial White
Ink: Gypsy; Slate; Lagoon; Black
Markers: Lagoon alcohol marker
Embellishments: Grey Wool Baker's Twine; Colonial White grosgrain ribbon; Sparkles
Tools: Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge; Make It From Your Heart Vol. II

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry and Meowy Christmas!

From my "Meowy" house to yours, we wish you a very
Merry Christmas!

We have enjoyed our Christmas day thus far and our cats have too! Their heads have been jiggling, like these cuties, with their first laser pointer toy. Only 1 of our 4 cats gets it......but I'm sure the other 3 will clue in soon enough!

Our 3 children; my husband and I are spending a nice, quiet day together. We've had our Christmas spiral ham for lunch and will enjoy our traditional snacks watching a movie together, later. Tomorrow may hold some Boxing Day shopping, but we are pretty shopped out after our weekend in Portland.

New Year's Eve is another quiet family evening......the kids toasting with sparkling juice packaged up like wine.....Randy and I with our Christmas liqueurs.  

We wish you all of the best for 2014 in life and love!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Holly in Glitter and Green!

Here are 2 more cards made at my Diecutting and Embossing class in December.
 These cards started with another cutting plate from Taylored Expressions. I cut the holly from Topiary and Glitter cardstock. I added Red Glitz for the berries on both. The top one has a Cashmere cardstock mat on a White Daisy card base.
This Green Glitter cardstock holly, has a mat of Twilight on a White Daisy card base. The sentiments are from Merry & Bright and Scandinavian Wishes. Both are stamped in Ruby ink on a White Daisy with Ruby mat. The top sentiment has berries from Merry & Bright stamped in second generation Ruby and is tied up with Cranberry Baker's Twine.

Well, we are off to Portland tomorrow to do our Christmas shopping. We have 3 full days planned before our direct drive back to the Port Angeles ferry terminal. We will get home on Christmas Eve then enjoy more family time the rest of the week.

Should I be too tired to post then, I would like to wish each and everyone of you and your families a very Merry Christmas with much warmth and love!

All supplies are Close To My Heart, unless noted.
Stamps: Merry & Bright; Scandinavian Wishes
Cardstock: White Daisy; Cashmere; Topiary; Twilight; Green Glitter; Ruby
Ink: Ruby
Embellishments: Cranberry Baker's Twine; Red Glitz
Other: Holly cutting plate from Taylored Expressions

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas Die-cut cards

I recently held my December Die-cutting and Embossing card class and these are two of the cards gals made.
 I started by running a piece of White Daisy and Silver Glitter paper through my Xyron, with an adhesive cartridge inside. This applied glue to the backside of each piece. Then I ran each piece through my Big Shot with this glorious cutting plate from Taylored Expressions.
The mat piece for both cards is Crystal Blue cardstock and the sentiments are from the stamp set, Snowflakes, stamped in Twilight ink.

All supplies are Close To My Heart, unless noted.
Cardstock: White Daisy; Crystal Blue; Silver Glitter
Ink: Twilight
Embellishments: Stardust Glitz
Other: Xyron; Taylored Expressions Snowflake cutting plate

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Frosted and almost ready to Christmas shop!

This was a quick card I put together with Frosted Workshop On The Go stamp set and some snowflake die cuts I had on my table.
I stamped with White Daisy pigment ink on both Pacifica and Kraft cardstock with snow and snowflake images from the Frosted WOTG set. I added snowflakes cut with Lil' Inker Designs; Simon Says Stamp; and/or Taylored Expressions dies.

I stamped the sentiment with Pacifica pigment ink and backed it with Lagoon cardstock. Then some Silver Shimmer Trim and a few blue Sparkles and this card is done.

If you are wondering about my "Christmas shopping" statement....I have not done any! Normally, I am done in September or October. This year we decided to take a wee hop across the border to Portland on the 20th.....so I will do all of my shopping there!

All supplies are Close To My Heart, unless noted.
Stamp: Frosted WOTG
Cardstock: White Daisy; Pacifica; Lagoon; Kraft
Ink: White and Pacifica pigment
Embellishments: Silver Shimmer Trim; Blue Sparkles
Other: Lil' Inker Designs stitched snowflake; Simon Says Stamp detailed snowflake; and/or Taylored Expressions dies.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

More Season's Tweetings

This is another of the cards I made in my melee with my Season's Tweetings stamp set and Alcohol markers.
I started by stamping Ruby and White Daisy cardstock with the poinsettia image from the Close To My Heart's Season's Tweetings set, in Ruby ink. All of my mats are from Lagoon cardstock. I added a Ruby Glitter button; Ruby Shimmer Trim; Ruby Chevron ribbon and Cranberry Baker's Twine.

I stamped the wreath; bird and sentiment with Black Memento ink. I coloured in the berries with a Ruby alcohol marker. Then I added a line of Sweet Leaf colour to the base of each leaf. I coloured the rest of each leaf in with my Lagoon marker.

All supplies are Close To My Heart, unless noted.
Stamp: Season's Tweeting
Ink: Ruby
Markers: Ruby; Lagoon; Sweet Leaf Alchohol markers
Cardstock: White Daisy; Lagoon
Embellishments: Ruby Shimmer Trim, Chevron Ribbon, Glitter button; Cranberry Baker's Twine
Tools: Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge
Other: Memento Black ink