Sunday, October 9, 2011

Just a few presents

I've been working on a few little gifts this past week. I belong to a stamp club that meets one Friday each month. There are around 10 or so ladies that meet. It's such a great time and everyone just enjoys each other. So, I decided to make a little something for each one for the Christmas holiday.

If you scrapbook and make cards, then you know the new "in" embellishment to add is a stick pin. You can make lots of assorted pins yourself, or buy them already premade. They have some beautiful pins out there! But, where do you keep them so you can see them when you are ready for one and so you won't forget them? This is where my present idea came from.  I made pin cushions. They are so simple and I just love how they are turning out. Here are a few that I have already made. I'm still working on making several more.

Here they are all together:

Now, just a little closer:


Oh, and great news for me!! I found a way to make an inexpensive light tent box thing..... hopefully it will improve the lighting of my pictures. All of my things look so dark and drab, but in person they aren't. My next project is the light box, so let's hope I get it finished fast.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Be Scary...

I decided to use some colors that weren't typically used for Halloween on this one. I love the pop of teal and (of course) glitter.  I do have one more idea after this post for a Halloween card, then I will get to move on to Thanksgiving, then Christmas!!


Again, I really wish you could see the detail in this card. The glitter is so great!! 

Supplies: DCWV pp; SU cs; Copic and Spica markers; May Arts ribbon

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Glittery Frankenstein

This stamp is one from the dollar spot at Michael's. I skipped over all of these a time or two, but decided to run back and get them. Unfortunately, by the time I made it back I missed out on a couple :( But, I'm lovin' the ones I did find!


Supplies: SU cardstock, KI Memories pp; Nestabilities; SU punch; Recollections sticker; Copic markers & Spicas

I'm still working on taking better pictures. I am on vacation for a few days so this one was finished in time to take a picture outside but, it's a little overcast. Which made for a gray look to the picture anyway. Since I only make stuff for fun, I don't want to invest a lot of money in to a light box, light, and all that stuff. Is there a cheap way to make my pics look great?

Monday, October 3, 2011

Give me all your Candy...#2

I am on a roll with this stamp. It's just so cute.  I colored it using Copics and Spica. The glitter just pops off the card, I really wish you could see it.

I used Nestabilities to frame behind my main image and for the inside of the card.



Just a few more cards to make now. My goal is to make 8, and I have 4 down.

Supplies: SU and CTMH cardstock; KI Memories pp; Copic markers; Spica pens; misc ribbon; Recollection 3D stickers

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Give me all your candy...or else!!

This stamp cracked me up. I love the saying and the little vampire. I picked it up at Hobby Lobby today and came home and used it immediately. This makes 3 Halloween cards. I hope to get 5 or 6 more finished in time to send a few out before Halloween.


Supplies: SU cardstock for base of card; CTMH pattern paper from the Halloween kit last year; Stampendous stamp; Copic markers and Copic Spicas for the image; CTMH glitter brads, Misc ribbon and chipboard; Martha Stewart scallop punch