Sunday, November 29, 2009

What's Christmas without GLITTER?

Oh I love my glitter, which makes Christmas the only time you can really use it on every single card. I may have went a little overboard on this little Sugar Nellie - the poor thing is drowning in it - LOL!

I'm doing my best to get caught up on my Christmas cards. I'm mostly healed up from surgery and this weekend I've been living on coffee, cardstock, copics ............ and glitter.

Enjoy the remainder of the weekend everyone....... and thanks for checking in. I always love reading your comments. 8)

Stamps: Sugar Nellie Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock, Basic Grey, Always Artichoke & Bazzell Blush (at least I think it's called "Blush") Accessories: Satin ribbon, glitter, clear dew drops Tools: Copics, sewing machine, Spellbinders Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Pa Rum Pa Pum Pum!

Hi again! I've been working on a few Christmas cards today and want to show you this super cute image from Stampendous. I think I bought it just after Christmas last year so today was the first time I used it.

Very basic card - not much to tell. The music paper was layered on Always Artichoke and sewn to base of card. Spellbinders did the cutting & framing, coloured up with Copics and some satin ribbon finished it off.

Gotta go......... make another one!!

Stamps: Stampendous Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock, My Mind's Eye, Flairdesignsinc (music paper) & Always Artichoke Accessories: Satin ribbon, glitter Tools: Copics, sewing machine, Spellbinders Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Always Artichoke

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Warm Greetings & Holiday Cheer

Had fun with this! I used the sentiment as a bit of a background & tried to colour co-ordinate it to the Figgy Pudding paper. I popped the snowballs up on double sided foam tape. Snowman & snowballs are lightly coloured with copics & glitter was added as well (along with the snowflakes). I dragged the Revolution out because I like my snowflake die I have for it and forgot how easy that machine is to use - I love it!

So have you seen all the amazing cards that sprung from Anna Wight's new Whipper Snapper sets that were released this past Monday? If you haven't had a chance, please check the SCS Whipper Snapper Feature Designer Gallery HERE.

PS ... I didn't forget to colour his nose this time!!

Stamps: Whipper Snapper Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock, Basic Grey Figgy Pudding, True Tyme, Whisper White Accessories: Pearl Dew Drops, May Arts white ribbon, glitter Tools: Copics, sewing machine, Frameabilities (classic frame), Revolution diecut for snowflakes Ink: Cranberry Crisp, True Tyme, Memento Tuxedo Black

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Only the Nose Knows...

Okay! I know (**groan**)... it sticks out like a sore thumb... well, not "thumb" exactly... I mean NOSE! I forgot to colour his nose. I had such plans for that nose...........LOL!! And I completely forgot. Oh well as they say, only the nose knows... but like the card says, it's "a season of smiles". (Thanks Anna - great sentiment!!)

This is another Anna Wight image from the new Whipper Snapper Release (this past Monday). The snowman and "a season of smiles" sentiment is from the GARDENING SNOWMAN set; and the "Peace Love Joy" is from the THINK SNOW set. First of all I must say I never used one copic marker in the making of this card... I know... I can't quite get over it myself (Hello!!!! the nose could of used a little colour!!!)...but I did a little paper piecing and some machine stitching.

Stamps: Whipper Snapper Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock, Bashful Blue, Ruby Red & Basic Grey Eskimo kisses Assessories: May Arts white ribbon, blue silk ribbon, diamond dots Tools: Spellbinders Nestibilities square, MS snowflake punch Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Friday, November 20, 2009

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas!

This little penguin is from the THINK SNOW set, by Anna Wight for Whipper Snapper Designs released earlier this week. Isn't he a cutie?!

I've been checking out the other card designs by this months Feature Designers on the SCS Website: WSFD and I was blown away by all the cards & projects. There are some seriously awesome cards using these sets.

So can anyone tell that I'm addicted to my Fleur de Lis die? Yes, I think I'm going to have to buy some more - I just love it. So on this card I combined my love of the die with my favorite colour brown (sorry, not so Christmas-y...but don't get down on the brown!!) I can't remember what the background Christmas paper is, I've had it for a couple of years I'm sure and the label is long gone. The red polka dot is Pink Paislee.

I would have loved to be more involved this past week in posting for the November/December Whipper Snapper Feature Designers, but I'm still recovering from my surgery on Monday and have been taking it easy. I'm having a ball today though checking out everyone's fun projects and cards from all week. You guys are amazing!!

The Who's Who of November/December Featured Designers:
Amy Rohl
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Carla Murphy (that's me!)
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Gabriela Divine
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Jennifer King
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Randee Elsing
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Anna Wight
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Stamps: Whipper Snapper Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock, Pink Paislee, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Brown Bazzel, (+ Christmas scrap paper from a couple of years ago...) Assessories: Adhesive diamond dots Tools: Copic markers, Spellbinders Fleur de Lis & Fancy Tags, Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Monday, November 16, 2009

Whipper Snapper Release Day!!!

I'm so happy to share this exciting news with you!! Anna Wight asked me to be one of the Whipper Snapper Featured Designers for November & December. I am so thrilled to be part of the big release today and to especially be using stamps that Anna designed herself!!

The 2 sets released today are Gardening Snowman & Think Snow. I used a combination of all the snowmen from both sets for this card. The sets come with so many great sentiments, but I didn't leave myself enough room (yikes!)... so I've stamped one on the inside.

Be sure to check out the other featured designers for their amazing work using these two new stamp sets:

Amy Rohl
Gabriela Divine
Jennifer King
Randee Elsing
Anna Wight

Well that's it for me for a bit. I have a surgery scheduled for 1st thing in the morning, so I won't be near my computer for a few days... but I will certainly have more Christmas cards to share in the very near future using these adoreable sets.

Stamps: Whipper Snapper Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock, Ruby Red, Basic Grey eskimo kisses Assessories: Glitter, Snowflake ribbon, clear dew drops, adhesive blue gem Tools: Copic markers, Spellbinders Nestibilities, MS fence edge punch, sewing machine Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Sunday, November 15, 2009

My Favorite Things @ Christmas

A friend (and awesome medic) in Afghanistan asked that I make her a few cards that she could send in the mail over Christmas. Well Carly - I thought you might like this one for your hubby so there this & 3 others on their way to you tomorrow... hope you will like them.

I love this image by My Favorite Things - it's just the cutest ever!! And there's so much you can do with it - from paper piecing to copics to the decorations on the tree - you can get a different look every time.

Stamps: My Favorite Things Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock, Ruby Red, Cosmo Cricket & Basic Grey eskimo kisses Assessories: May Arts white ribbon, adhesive pearls Tools: Copic markers, Spellbinders Nestibilities, MS edge punch Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Sunday, November 08, 2009

New Home

I know I've been MIA again, but work has been eating up all my energy lately. I get home after working overtime again... and there's just nothing left. I'm starting to panic a little about not having any Christmas cards done. And I mean "none"... as in "zero". Whoops - even seeing it in black & white makes me panic a little bit more!! I'm usually way ahead of the game by now. 8)

Made this card for my brother & his girlfriend who just had a new home built. The house is stunning by the way - there's just no other word for it.

Stamps: Eat Cake Graphics, PTI sentiment Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock, Certainly Celery, Graphic 45 DP, Assessories: Brown satin ribbon, adhesive gems Tools: Copic markers, Spellbinders Nesties Labels 2 & Shapeabilities Fancy Tags, MS edge punch Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black