Gold embossed Angel

I made four of these cards last night. That brings my christmas card count to 18! I have five more to go to match my mailing list from last year, so I should have lots of time.

The clear angel stamp is from a set by Inkadinkadoo called "Christmas Silhouettes", which I embossed with Gold Tinsel EP over a music stamp in the background. I also did several random snowflakes.
The verse is a UM from Ebay I've had for several years and it is stamped on a label (Spellbinders Curvy Rectangles). I used the edge of my Brilliance Gold pad on the label and white layer (SU White Shimmer). Gold peel-off stickers in the corners complete the card.

Nov. 20/09

Butterfly Kind Thoughts

My SIL Jeff's mom is going in for surgery next week, so I made this card to send to her.

The butterfly clear stamp is from Stampendous which I embossed with sparkly EP on vellum and coloured from behind with markers.Too bad the pic doesn't show the sparkle very well. The verse is from a set called Cameo Ovations by Fiskars. On the PP, I stamped a flourish diagonally across the paper. Spellbinders regular and scalloped ovals; rhinestones for bling.

I also used my new Martha Stewart embossed scallop border punch which I got today at Michael's with my 40% off coupon.

Nov. 17/09

Another Reindeer Card

The deer is watercoloured, and the wreath is done with markers, red stickles and liquid pearls.

Nov. 15/09

Pink and Black Theme

I had two birthday cards to make and decided on a pink and black theme for both.

The first card for Heather J. uses a stamp set from T.A.C, The Angel Company. I used silver Stickles on the girl's eyeglass chain, bracelet, and shoe buckles for 'bling'; also Crystal Glaze on her glasses, and shoes to make them look like patent leather. The black flower layer is an acetate piece. The pink background is embossed with a folder from Quickutz "Diamonds & Dots".

The other card is for a stamping friend in Germany who loves cats. The cat stamp is by Anita's, and verse by Paper Company Studio.


Non Traditional Christmas Colours

The layout for this card comes from my friend Marilyn, although mine is tall where her card is short and wide, and the colours are different. Hope you don't mind, Marilyn! (smile)


PaperTray Ink Digi Paper

Yesterday I was browsing the Paper Tray Ink website and noticed that you can "try before you buy" their patterned paper. Here's the link to cut and paste in your browser, or you can click on the title of my post to go directly:

Just click on any of the sample titles and you will get a PDF file that you can print. The samples come out in 2"x 2" squares which I thought would be perfect for quilt type cards.

Here's a snowman card I made after downloading the "Rustic Snowflake" paper. The stamp is by Imaginesce, and I did 'faux stitching' around each block.


Pics of Anne Murray at her book signing

These are pics of Anne Murray at her book signing at Chapter's Book Store in Dartmouth, N.S. on Nov.2/09. We waited a little over two hours to get the book signed. Peter was able to get a pic of me when I finally made it to Anne's desk, although Anne spied a personal friend in the line-up and waived. It looks like she is doing the Hitler salute! LOL. The last pic is the one with me in it, although I've got a stupid grin on!

Her book, entitled "All of Me", is fascinating with many good laughs about her life growing up with her family at home in Springhill, Nova Scotia, and at the cottage, along with stories of all the entertainment people she has met over the years, first boyfriends, her former husband Bill Langstroth, her kids, etc. I couldn't put the book down once I started reading it in the line-up to help pass the time waiting to get it signed. I had to be careful not to mess the pages as it will be a gift. (wink!)

Polar Bear

3 Clover Thursday Challenge #39 (christmas card, no red or green)
New stamp from Imaginisce "Polar Expressions" coloured with water colour pencils and Crystal Glaze on bear's nose; Stickles glitter Star Dust"; Nesties Scalloped Square, Circle. Spellbinders Snowflake Wonder die previously run through the Cuttlebug Snowflake folder to give added dimension. Paper is "Let it Snow" by Kelly Panacci for Sandylion.