Friday, December 31, 2010

Top 10 of 2010

I thought this was a neat idea, to reflect on my blogging/stamping year and pick my ten favorite projects. It was fun to look back and see how my stamping has evolved over the year.

Here they are, in the order they appeared on the blog:

And as a bonus, my favorite non-card project:

Happy New Year! Wishing you a very crafty 2011!!!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Last Christmas card of the season!

Well, are you ready for Christmas?!?! My daughter's advent calendar reminded me this morning that Christmas Eve is only 3 days away! I'm planning on one more trip to Target this morning, and then hopefully I'll be done with groceries and presents (cross your fingers!)

This card is an update of one I did last year. I changed the kraft panel to the Top Note die cut, which I think makes it more interesting. I also added glitter to the snowflakes, added a Chocolate Chip layer, and changed the Bashful Blue to Baja Breeze. I actually think I prefer the Bashful Blue though. What do you think of the changes?

~Supplies~ (All by Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Season of Friendship, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Craft White, Baja Breeze
Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Whisper White
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Top Note die, dimensionals

Friday, December 17, 2010

Celebrate Blooms

Just a clean and simple card, but it packs a big 3D punch!

Let me tell ya, it was tough figuring out how to adhere the flower to the card. Several glue dots and dimensionals later, and I was satisfied. :)

I thought the "celebrate" sentiment would be a good one. That means I could use this card later on for a birthday, baby girl, or even a bridal shower.

Stamps: Framed (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Dark Chocolate, Sweet Blush, and Happy Spots patterned paper (PTI)
Accessories: Bloom Builders die, Dark Chocolate vintage button, twine (PTI)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Teacher Gifts

Now that my daughter is in preschool, I love to give her teachers card sets for the holidays and other occasions. I like to take one design, use a couple different coordinating color schemes, and use a variety of sentiments so they are truly "all occasion" card sets.

This is one card set that is going to her teacher tomorrow. Here is a close up of one of the cards.

Stamps: Little Birdie (My Sentiments Exactly)
Ink: Old Olive, Rose Red (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Rose Red, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Junior Varsity DSP (SU)
Accessories: Scallop Border punch, Rose Red grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals, corner rounder punch (SU)

The clear boxes are from Papertrey Ink. An awesome way to package up your cards for gift giving!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Merry Christmas

I CASE'd this beauty from Jen Sannes - love her work! The finished size is a little different - 4 x 7 inches. A bit unexpected. :)

Stamps: Dasher, Christmas Greetings (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU); Chamomile Tea Dye (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Kraft, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, DSP (SU)
Accessories: Top Note die, white grosgain ribbon, dimensionals (SU)