Christmas

Still Contemplating…

Potential choice for this year's 2014 family Christmas card.
Potential choice for this year’s 2014 family Christmas card.

I made this card in the previous few days. Of the 3 I’ve made in search of this years family Christmas card this is my husband’s favorite.  So, I have started making another incase this is chosen as “The One”.

There is only one thing that could potentially toss a monkey wrench into this cards standing in 1st place……Tuesday I am scheduled to receive my order from MCT!!!!  I can’t wait to get this package to my desk…..there are so many cutie patooty stamps/ dies!!

Dum…Dum…we shall see what is created and is deemed the Bates’ & Gore’s family 2014 Christmas card first place…lol

the supplies I used in the making of this card are listed below.

Heartfelt Creations Chateau Gateway Precut Stamp Set

Heartfelt Creations Decorative Chateau Gate Die Template

Sentiment… Lawn Fawn Joy to the Woods Stamp Set

Tree line….Lawn Fawn Snow Day Stamp & die(lawn cuts) set

Ranger…Archival watering can ink pad

ECD…Candle Die Set 919

Sky background…assortment of Copic Markers

Shimmering Snow…Sparkle & Sprinkle Sparkling Snow glued w/ multi matte medium

 

apologies for my products  used adding so much additional info to my post. I can’t seem to figure out how bloggers name their products in such a condensed area.

 

Challenge · MCT

MCT October Monthly Challenge

MCT October Monthly Challenge
MCT October Monthly Challenge

It has taken me awhile, but I managed to get a card created for the My Creative Time October Monthly Challenge.

When I was making this card I used the “happy from the my happy thoughts stamp & die set, I used the “spooky” die and cut off the “y” and the broom die I cut out twice. Once in brown for the bottom(handle) and once in yellow and colored with YR24 & Y18 of my Copic markers, I also used the “D”, “A”, & “Y” from the Uppercase fun dies set. For the moon I used the 3rd smallest circle from the circle fun die set on paper I bought at JoAnn’s.

Let’s see what happens!

Christmas

Hmmmm What Shall Our Family Christmas Card Be In 2014??

Well, I like these two, but I might be feeling a more snowy scenery… I’ll have to see what comes about tomorrow. That is of course after I get back from getting fun blood work done….ughhhh

Christmas trees outside the window.
Christmas trees outside the window.
Gentle snowfall through the window
Gentle snowfall through the window
Challenge

Totally DIGGIN’ This Copic Air Brush!

Copic air brush background snow scene.
Copic air brush background snow scene.

On this card I used a couple of blue and a couple of blue-violette Copics for the background. I alternated between each color air brushing layers until I had the look I wanted.

I used a uniball white pen to make a bunch of sporadic snow flakes(white dots). I used a polka dot piece of paper I had lying around to cut shapes that hopefully resembled curtains. I added a few tiny light blue rhinestones as twinkling stars.

General · Online Card Class(OCC)

A Little Crafting is Good for the Soul

Today I had a nice visit with my Mom. She loved the new set I gave her and I was right, she had used most of the previous cards I had given her.

After a few hours of chatting with Mom I left and mosied over to a craft store that my Mom is lucky enough to live close to. Violette’s is the name of the store and it is a great store, tons of goodies. While I was there I found a window die that I have been looking for woohoo! However, the real reason I went there was to get my BFF a gift card for her birthday. We are going to get together on the 16th and hit the local craft stores and have lunch at Olive Garden. Fun fun fun we always have fun days out and about.

Air Brush Copic background.
Air Brush Copic background.

Once I got home I made a bee line for my craft haven. I did a little straightening up then I remembered my craft store find. I got down to the business of tinkering with my window die from Poppy Stamps, Grand Madison Arched Window. Die. The trees in the background are Stampin’ Up’s Lovely as a Tree, the little squirrels and acorns are dies from Impression Obsession. I can’t remember if the flowers and leaves are Memory Box or Impression Obsession. The bird die is from Impression Osession and it is like a pack of 5 or 6 different birds. The background colors are Copic markers applied with the air brush system, the yellow paper is from Stampin’ Up and the white is 110lb generic paper from Wal-Mart. I am very happy with the end results.

Challenge

SSS Wednesay Challenge-Watercolor 2nd Try

SSS WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WATERCOLOR
SSS WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WATERCOLOR

I was enjoying some peaceful craft room time and decided to submit one more watercolor card to the  SSS Wednesday Challenge blog. It says you can submit 5 cards, but we’ll see what happens there.

On this card the flower came from Cleary Besotted Happy Everything. The die cut sentiment is from MyCreativeTome.com Stitched Rectangular Frame and More Die Set. The image was embossed using Versa Mark and a hallow graphic embossing powder and water colored with a water brush, water crayons, and highlighted with Tom Bow markers.I will have to update some of the company info shortly as I’m not finding my notes at this time.

This morning I’m going to be leaving soon to go visit and chat with Mom. I’m also going to be giving her the card set I have been working on making for her. I was initially going to make a set with them all similar just different colors. Then my inner mind says…what fun would that be? So I made her  10 cards blank on the inside and no sentiments on the front. I made a small envelope and filled it with a bunch of different banners an a few different shapes with tape adhesive on the back so she can just strip off the back and attach to the card that she’s wanting to send. I put all the cards, 10 multi colored envelopes, 10 stamps, a few little pocket things, with adhesive on the back .to attach to a card incase she wants to include a gift card, cash / check, and a pen.

I was having a hard time trying to decide what type / size of sentiment banners to include along with trying to include enough sentiments of type and subject. Of course being my Mom and all she can just tell me that she needs a sentiment for this or that and I will make it appear…lol

 

Challenge

SSS WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE-WATERCOLOR

Watercolor for SSS Wednesday challenge.
Watercolor for SSS Wednesday challenge.

Well I have been buried in my craft room most of the day. As I sit here now I can’t even tell you what I’ve been doing in there other than working on the watercolor card I’m placing in this post. So, here we going let’s see if I can win the challenge…see if the odds are on my side.

The funny thing is it is great just being surrounded by all my craft stuff. If I get in an argument with my son or just having a bad day I can sit at my desk and just sit while calmness sets in.

For this card I used a Penny Black background stamp. I heat embossed the stamp with white embossing powder, I then used my Tombow markers and a water brush to spread the colors to fill the design. The black heat embossed sentiment is from MyCreativeTime.com fun vertical greetings stamp set.