Monday, January 23, 2017

Best Day Ever

It has been a long time since I posted any layouts. I made a promise to myself in the new year to commit to finishing some albums.

I decided to play along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge this week..."anything but a card." It certainly fits my resolution!  

The featured products this week are from We R Memory Keepers. I have recently started adding pocket pages to my albums. I used a We R page here. In some ways I have found doing pocket pages more challenging than traditional 12 x 12. But I need to remember to let the pocket page do more of the work.  Here I just added some flair, chipboard and 4x4 Project Life vellum overlays and it was done!




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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Crazy Card Party-- Embossed Velllum


This week at Crazy Card Party, Kathryn is asking us to emboss vellum! Well whether it is dry or heat, embossing vellum is one of my favourite things, especially for holiday cards.

A while back, fellow Party-er Rosanne let me cut a few birch backgrounds with this stunning cover plate. It is so delicate. But I wasn't sure what to do with it so it sat in my stash for a long time. Then I happened to have it sitting on my desk with a piece of vellum that I had dry embossed with a falling snow folder. Well! the Soft Stone birch trees looked stunning backed with the vellum snow!


    



I can't wait to see what the other Party-Ers create this week with their embossed vellum!

cs~ Neenah, PTI
stamps~ PTI
 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Crazy Card Party-- New Stamp


This week at Crazy Card Party, Rosanne is asking us to use our new stamps.    Right before the holidays I got a couple of new stamp sets. I love poinsettias so I had to order this set from a company called Poppy Stamps. I had never heard of that company before. The set also has ivy leaves and pine branches so very versatile. I played around with the set before packing away my holiday craft stash for next year.

I stamped and die cut a few pine branches and the poinsettia. I layered them on this cool scalloped card base cut with a new PTI die set I got just before the holidays as well. The sentiment is embossed in gold and is from a new Hero Arts set I got on clearance at Michaels just before the holidays. So lots of "new" stuff here.


 




I can't wait to see what "new" stuff the other Party-Ers use this week!

cs~ Neenah, PTI
stamps~ Poppy Stamps, Hero Arts
dies~ Poppy Stamps, PTI
inks~ Versamark, Memento
     

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Holiday Cheer


Happy New Year! I thought I would play along with Simon Says Stamp this week..."New Something." I got some new Christmas stamps right before the holidays so I had to try them out before packing them away. 

Here's a card I made with my new poinsettia stamp and die set from Poppy Stamps, a new company for me as well!




I embossed the flowers and leaves in white then did some messy watercolouring. And  of course I used my trusty Simon stitched rectangle die for the base.

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cs~ Strathmore, PTI
stamps~ Poppy Stamps, Hero Arts
inks/paints~ Peerless, Versafine
dies~ Simon Says Stamp

Friday, December 30, 2016

Feel Better

This week at Simon Says Wednesday challenge it is anything goes. I thought I would play along.


I made this pretty get well card with WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Merry Christmas


I thought I would play along with one more challenge before the holidays. Simon Says Wednesday challenge this week is "Make it Sparkle" featuring Hero Arts. 




I used my new Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree set. I love all the layers. I embossed the final layer with iridescent white. And I added snow in the background with a stencil and paste with glitter on top before it dried. A sequin star for the top of the tree finished it off!

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stamps~ Hero Arts
inks~ Memento, Versamark
stencil~ Simon Says Stamp
paste~ Ranger 
dies~ PTI


Sunday, December 18, 2016

Merry and Bright


My friend Rosanne hosts a tag swap every year. This was my third year participating. The participants really pull out all the stops in creating tiny masterpieces to swap. 

Here is the tag I created this year...it has a bit of a Central Park vibe!




And then I created 19 more!



I linked up with Simon Says Wednesday challenge..."gift it." 

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cs~ Neenah, PTI
stamps~ PTI, Hero Arts
dies~ PTI, Sizzix, Your Next Stamp, Simon Says Stamp
inks~ Memento, Hero Arts, PTI