Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Cards!

Hi Everyone!
Merry Christmas! I had a wonderful class a few weeks back at Scrapp'n Savvy and we made some great Christmas cards. I'm excited to share them with you. The first one has a cute snowman made of rosettes. I used the Cuttlebug rosette die.

Next up we did a card using Elizabeth Craft outline stickers, glitter ritz warm highlights and Copic Markers- our favorite technique!
The next one uses a great Santa stamp ( I'll have to get back to you on the manufacturer) and the tattered Holly die cut from soda cans and inked with alcohol inks and Copics on the back side. The poinsettia die is one of Karen Burniston's PNC accessory dies.
And finally I have a Pop-N-Cuts card using the base die, the noel accessory die, a nativity stamp embossed in gold ink and some Elizabeth Craft snowflakes. The paper is from Bazzill. I kept the front simple so the inside could have more "wow" effect. I just love Karen Burniston's Pop-N-Cuts!

We had a blast making these cards. I hope they give you some Holiday inspiration! Thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas and Happy New year!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Baby Boy Thank you Pop-n-Cuts card


Hi everyone!
I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! I had a lovely time spent with family and friends.  I have a friend who is having a baby boy in a few weeks. I wanted to make her a set of thank you cards to send out for her baby gifts. These are what I came up with- I made her 12 cards, 6 of each. They are the same design, only using different pattern papers. These cards were so fun to make using Karen Burniston's fabulous pop-n-cut Sizzix dies. She has done all the work for you- just cut and assemble and you have a beautiful card. The little baby stamp and rattle on the inside are from an old TAC stamp set called Wee Ones. What do you think?? Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Copics on Glitter Ritz Christmas Cardinal

Happy November! Thanksgiving is in a few weeks and then it is time to get those Christmas Cards out! This beautiful cardinal card was one we did in my class last month. We used Warm Highlight Glitter Ritz on Be Creative tape and added one of the new Elizabeth Craft designs Cardinal outline sticker. We then went on to color it with Copic markers. Its so much fun to color with Copics on the glitter. It takes very little ink and can still blend beautifully well!  The card is an easel card using Bazzill's Believe Pattern paper. The stopper is the Merry Christmas. The flower is also from Bazzill and the glitter stickers that look like brads are also from Elizabeth crafts. It was so fun to color! Thats one down on my Chrisstmas cards.... so many to go! LOL Hope you enjoy! If you are local you can find all the supplies to make this card at Scrapp'n Savvy.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!
I hope everyone has a safe and fun trick or treat night! We don't have any little kids anymore so we just get to hand out candy..I miss those days!
In honor of Halloween today, I wanted to share two card with you that I taught at my last DistINKtive Cards class at Scrapp'n Savvy. The first card uses the new Karen Burniston Door, Opening &Wreath die. I love this die! I orginally bought it thinking of a Christmas door, but then thought a trick or treat door would be so much fun. This die is so versatile- you could do any holiday, birthday, get well, new home, special delivery..and on and on.  For my card I also added the branch from the Tim Holtz Holly Branch die with some tiny maple leaf punches. I stamped a pumpkin and cut it out and added it to the front. Inside the door it says trick or treat. I love the way it turned out.
My last card is one that I have seen many similar versions of all over the web. The mummy card is fun and easy to make. Just tare strips of white cardstock in different angles, Ink with brown ink, the grungier the better! Add the black strip and then layer the white strips. Add the squiggly eyes, BOO! and the little spider stamp and you are all done. So cute and fun to make!
Thanks for stopping by! I appreicate your kind comments and your support!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

A couple of cards


I'd like to share a couple of the cards I taught in my DistINKtive card class at Scrapp'n Savvy last month. We usually do 4 cards using different techniques. We have come to really love the Copic Marker on Glitter Ritz technique using Elizabeth Craft Designs outline stickers. The pumpkin card is a great example of that. Its so much fun to color on the highlight glitter ritz. It takes very little ink and produces a wow effect every time!

We also did a fun card using tags. I was inspired by the design of this card and really wanted to do a smiliar one. I redid it using Bazzill Avalon Pattern Paper. Isn't it cute! You could change the theme up for almost any occasion.

Thanks for stopping by! I love reading your comments so please feel free to leave one!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Mandeville LA Scrapfest! Here I come!

 This weekend I will be teaching at Scrapfest in Madeville, Louisana! I teach every month at Scrapp'n Savvy but this will be my first time teaching at a scrapbooking convention so I am extra excited and a little nervous. I'll be teaching these four cards. We will be learning to work with all kind of fun products like Copics on Glitter Rtiz with Elizabeth Craft Designs outline stickers, distress ink techniques, working with Send It Clear cards and the new Sizzix/ Hero Arts Stamp and Diecuts set. Its a lot packed into two hours but it will be tons of fun! I'm teaching along with Karrie, Karen and Melissa from Scrapp'n Savvy. They are all extremely talented wonderful ladies and I look forward to spending time getting to know them better. Wish me luck and if you happen to be near Mandeville- come to my class!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Purple Flowers

Today I am sharing a card I made using Sizzix/ Hero Arts stamp and die set called Garden Flower. It has really cheery flowers and a little bee and lady bug. Each set comes with stamps and coordinating dies. I really loved using it- they are fast and easy and make for a professionallooking fun card!  The cardstock is Bazzill as well as the pattern paper. The images were colored with copics. It's hard to tell but there is stickles in the center of both flowers and on the bees wings. Had to  have some sparkle!

Are you gearing up for 4th of July festivities? I hope you have a great week! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Finally..I'm back with a new card!

It's been quite a while since I have been able to update my blog and I apologize to any who might have been checking... I have chronic health issues that I have been dealing with consequently keeping me from creating and posting but things are much better now and I have been busy in my craft room. It feels so good too! I'm just not right when I don't have a creative outlet- know what I mean? :-)

I've been working on card kits to sell at Scrapp'n Savvy. Here are a couple of the designs. The first one is a birthday card made with a cute cake stamp I found in the dollar bin at Michael's. The papers are Bazzill- so bright and cheery! I'm loving their new pattern papers.

The second card pays homage to my Texas roots- the boot stamp is one from The Angel Company. It's colored with Copics.

I've got a couple more I will share with you tomorrow. 

So what do you think?

Have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sparkle, Glimmer and Shine!

Hi everyone,
 Sorry it's been a few weeks since I posted. I have been teaching and have been swamped with preparations for my two monthly classes at Scrapp'n Savvy. I wanted to share some of the cards we did in those classes. The first card uses Elizabeth Craft designs peel offs and Glitter Ritz colored with Copic Markers. This technique is a favorite with my students. We love the sparkle! The cage is a Tim Holtz sizzix die, the stickers are from Elizabeth crafts as well. The background is Bazzill bling cardstock embossed with a cuttle bug folder. Sorry I don't have the names of everything- if you want to know something specific leave me a message..

The next card is one using a Lilly of the Valley stamp. She is colored with Copics. We were practicing blending two colors together with the feather blending technique. The shiney embossed strip is Elizabeth Crafts Shimmer Sheetz- such a fun product!

The last card we did was a new technique I found on this blog called Glimmer Copics. There is a great tutorial there and I had the same Tim Holtz stamps for the embossed images in the background used in the tutorial so the card came out very similar. The technique is time comsuming but not hard and the results are beautiful! Bascially, you emboss your images with clear embossing ink, stamp on the background, color over the embossed images with Copics, use your colorless blender to wipe off the Copic and push the color around the embossed image like a halo. More ink, distressing , a good spritz of glimmer mist and a few embellishments and you have a stunning result.
Class was tons of fun as always and I can't wait for next month! Thanks for stopping by! I love followers and comments so leave me a note!
Happy Spring!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Life is....

A bowl of cherries!

Hi Everyone! Today I'd like to share with you some of the cards I created for my Copic coloring class this month. We had a fun time and everyone did fabulously with the techniques. The first card uses Elizabeth Craft Designs peel off stickers, glitter ritz highligh glitter and copic markers. In this class the emphasis is on the coloring so I keep the cards fairly simple to showcase the images.  I am becoming addicted to coloring on the glitter ritz! It's so much fun, takes so little ink and looks amazing! We carry several varieties of the peel off stickers as well as glitter and trim stickers at Scrapp'n Savvy. I'll be teaching this technique every month in my Copic class so if you are interested stop by and sign up!

Copics used: cherries R35, R37, R59  leaves YG17, YG23 stems E37 bowl B41, B45, Y13, C1

The second card focused on coloring and blending. The adorable image and sentiment are from Lily of the Valley .

Copics used : face E00, E02, E04, R20  Hair Y15, Y17, E33  clothes RV10, RV13, B00, B02 Bear E33, E35, E37 0  shadow C1

The final card focused on learning to use Copics on craft colored cardstock. We stamped the images with memento ink, colored them with Copics and Prisma colored pencils and then added stardust gelly glaze pen for sparkle and to simulate the veins in the petals. I also added a peeled paint distress ink around the edges.

Copics used: BG13, BG32, BG45, RV32, 0  Memento ink: Rose Bud, Cottage ivy, Prisma colored pencils: white, light sage

That's it for the class.. it was a blast. I am so blessed to have a wonderful group of ladies to teach each month. They are all so talented!

Thanks for stopping by. I love comments so please feel free to leave one!!

Have a GREAT weekend!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Scrapp'n Savvy Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to the first ever Scrappn' Savvy blog hop! During this blog hop, you will visit each instructors' website and see some wonderful projects featuring the We R Memory Keepers "Love Struck" collection. Please leave a comment at each blog, and then return back to the Scrappn' Savvy blog and leave a comment that you have finished the hop. There will be some small prizes given away  for a random commenter from each blog, and there will be one grand prize given away from all those comments left on the Scrappn' Savvy blog after you have finished the hop. Karrie, our store owner, will list the winners on the Scrapp'n Savvy blog after the hop. Winners must be local so they can pick up their prize at the store.

Now on to the fun stuff....Here are the cards that I created with the We R Memory Keepers "Love Struck" collection:

I made three cards with this fun paper line and I could have kept on going... the patterns coordinate so well and the colors are so vibrant. The first card is a birthday card I made for my daughter. The cupcake is an Elizabeth Crafts Design outline sticker with highlight Glitter Ritz and colored with Copics. This fun technique was featured in my Copic class last month. The banner was free hand cut and the "Happy" was stamped and punched out and popped up on pop dots.

The second card is one that features a beautiful digi image from Mabelle Ro colored with Copics. Again the Love Struck paper adds an element of fun to the card. The flowers are part of the stickers that come with the line.


Close up of crepe paper flower

In my last card I really wanted to showcase the paper.  I cut 1 inch strips, inked them with Vintage Photo distress ink and rounded the bottoms. I adhered them to the card base. I made a cute little flower out of rolled crepe paper. I simply twisted the paper and then coiled and glued it to a base circle of cardstock. I added a punched flower behind it and cut some leaves out to finish it off. The pearl in the middle was a final touch ( it's really white on the card). The sentiment is from a sheet from the paper line. I really liked how this one turned out.

I hope you have enjoyed my creations! If you love cardmaking join me for a classes at Scrapp'n Savvy!

Now please continue on with the hop and visit the next person in line! Once you have visited everyone's blog and left a comment, be sure to return to the Scrappn' Savvy blog and leave a comment that you have finished the hop!
Also, please be sure that you check out the Scrappn' Savvy store website to see upcoming events and classes:

Scrappn’ Savvy Blog
Karen Burniston
Audrey Yeager
Carol Brown
Debra Hensley - You are here!
Margene Beadroux
Heather Leopard
Terri Burnette
Susan Mckinney
Tove Mayer
Leslie Parlette

Thanks so much for stopping by! I love comments and followers!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

no stamping Valentine

Hi Everyone!
Double sided paper is the star of this card... I was asked to create a valentine card the young women of my church could mass produce to deliver to a nursing home in our area. I was given some great double sided paper to work with. This is what I came up with- No stamping ( to messy with 15 teenagers) but some new techniques for them. The heart was free hand cut, distressed on the edges and crinkled before it was adhered. I also taught them how to make a rolled rose. They all turned out really nice and the girls enjoyed learning something new. Working with a coordinating double sided paper makes it fun and easy! Hope you like it...

Monday, January 30, 2012

Glitter Ritz heart

Hi Everyone!  I hope you are all doing well out there in blogland.  Today I have a fun card to share with you. This is one of the projects we did in my Copic card class at Scrapp'n Savvy this month. The focus was on learning to use Elizabeth Crafts outline stickers and Glitter Ritz and then color them with Copics. The process is really easy and turns out looking amazing. The highlight glitter has no color but it does have warm or cool tones. Since it is clear you can color over it with your Copic markers- you do have to be careful not to linger too long in one spot as the alcohol in the markers can dissovle the adhesive holding the glitter. It actually takes very little ink to color. You can even blend. 
In this card I wanted to really showcase the heart/glitter so I kept the background simple- white on white with a script embossed on the mat. The scalloped rectangle is a spellbinders die. The red hearts under the ribbon are also from Elizabeth Crafts- they come in silver or gold and you can color right over them as well to customize them.

The outline stickers come in a wide variety. You can find a tutorial on how to use them on the Elizabeth Crafts Design blog. I did another card for my daughter's birthday that I will show you tomorrow...

Thanks for stopping by. I love hearing your comments!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

More Valentines

Hi Everybody!

Here are two more cards we made in my Stamped with Love class last week. Both use the same We R Memorykeepers "Love Struck" line- so cute!

The first one is a wiper card- you can see from the top picture that when you pull it open a cupid pops out the top. The cupid and embellishments are from the coordinating sticker sheet. One helpful tip- dust the back of any sticker with talc to nutralize the sticky. In this card the cupid would get stuck inside if he was still sticky.

The second card is a 3 x 3 mini- the idea was to use up scraps. The twine is from doodlebug. A little stickles adds just the right amount of bling. The love stamp is from a TAC set called tag tidbits. The small hearts are a punch and the big heart is from the sticker sheet.

Last... We made a candy box out of one of the small clamshells that TAC used. Mailing address labels are the perfect sized to fit around a Hershey's nuggets and four will fit in the clamshell. I stamped the labels with Valentiny stamps then put them in the box. I made a belly band for the box with an embossed heart, ribbon, love you tag and lots of stickles, To finish it off I added ribbons to the top. I'm going to make more of these for some of my friends at church... too cute and so easy!!


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Love Bunnies

Hi Everyone!
I'm finally back from the abyss that is the holidays...I had a wonderful Chrismas spent with family and friends and a great New Year's Eve. I'm excited because I am back teaching at Scrapp'n Savvy again. I had to take a few months off for health reasons but  I am doing much better and ready to get back into life and for me that means teaching and creating. I had my first class last week and we made some adorable cards and projects. I'll show you all of them but I still have to take pictures of the rest, however, I do have one ready to show you. The adorable bunny stamp is from a stamp company out of England called Lily of the Valley. I absolutely love their images and ordered their A5 sheets which have  a selection of some of their more popular stamps. I had no problems ordering from them and will be purchasing more soon.

The card is made from piecing together pattern paper from We R Memory Keepers "Love Struck Line." I used the telescoping technique for the image...stamping it three times and punching out a spotlight area in two different sizes of squares to stack on eachother. The ladies in class really enjoyed learning thi technique. The image is colored with Copics and a little bling is added with a Stardust Gelly Pen.  A few pink pearls and some ribbon and you've one cute card!  I made a second version of the card for my daughter who serving a mission for my church in Los Angeles. I added the sentiment we love you to her card.

I'll be posting the other projects soon so hang in there with me. I hope you have a great weekend!