Wednesday, November 28, 2012

LOTV Bears

I was so excited this week when I opened the mailbox
and got my package from LOTV with my new mermaid
stamps.  They are sooooo cute and I can't wait to make
cards out of them.  But since we are in CHA mode I have
a few more things to finish and then hopefully I can
get some done for a class next week.. Yay!!!

So today I want to share a fun product that LOTV carries
and are colored by my favorite DT member on their team
Bev Rochester!!  How amazing is that!!  

 I made this super quick card with one of their pre-printed
cardstock sheets. See here.  I used a Spellbinders Labels One to
cut and emboss the photo and then matted it in red.  The papers
are from Basic Grey's 6x6 Christmas pad and of course
the beautiful snowflakes are from Spellbinders 
Create a flake 3 and 4.  I added Diamond stickles on them
to make them glisten and put the sentiment inside.
Aren't the characters just so cute!

Here is a close up of the snowflakes so that you
can see how beautiful they are!  

That's it for today but I will have some fun cards
from my Card Club Class I am teaching this weekend.
Thanks so much for stopping in :)
Hugs and Smiles,  Teresa

Saturday, November 24, 2012

New File Folder Ideas to share

I finally got around to taking pictures of the 2 files folders
that I designed and taught for class last weekend.  We decided
 to make one for Christmas and one for Disneyland since there are
so many of us with passes in the area.  Both of them had
lots and lots of little mini books and cascading picture
holders to fill up with lots of photos and journaling. 
 It was really, really fun to make!!

My first to share is Christmas and we used the New
Pink Paislee Christmas line and they got lots of stickers
and other goodies to use for the file....

I love how all the papers mixed so nice with 
this set.  It's a little more nostalgic and the tags and
bits of things make it really fun to do!

Our second one is this super fun file made with
Pine Cone Press Disney inspired papers and I love
this because of the bright fun colors and you gotta
love the cute little mouse stickers and Mickey hands.

This line comes with lots and lots of tags and
stickers so I created lots of flaps and pockets to
store all of them in.  This also has an extra page
added in the back for even more photos which
all of us can use for all those character shots we get!

Our next 2 files are going to be Valentines and 
a fun family outing file.... We can't wait to see what 
they have at CHA for the next group of files to do!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and
don't forget to start those Christmas cards if you
haven't already!  Thanks so much for stopping in!
Hugs and Smiles, Teresa

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Fun New stamp from Hawaii

On my holiday in Hawaii i got the chance to stop by
a store in Hilo and see what fun things they had in their
beautiful store and I found these adorable stamps by 
Stamp Sisters.  They are so cute and they had the most
beautiful Asian inspired papers to go with them.  So
of course I had to pick a few things up and today
and am going to share this one that I did with
the red and gold embossed paper that I bought.

For my card I used the new Spellbinders Asian Motifs to cut
the black piece for the back and the pretty red piece of metal.
I colored her with Copic pens and dotted her dress and the
flower in her hair with a little bit of Sparkle and Sprinkle glitter.
My favorite part is her hair and I learned a fun technique to use
a superfine marker to actually draw the tiny hairs over the Copics
and love how it works.  I need a little more practice but I really
like how it came out and you are going to love the quality
of these stamps if you get some! They are amazing!

So that is it for today but I wanted to wish all of you
a very Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow.  I hope you have a
wonderful and yummy fun day with family and friends and
thanks so very much for taking the time to stop by and
see what I have to share in my corner of the planet!  I 
am very Thankful for all of you :)

Lots of Smiles and Hugs,

Saturday, November 17, 2012

A little bit of Christmas

So I came back from a fun holiday and the first thing I heard
was 33 days until Christmas.  Eeeeek, has the time really gone by
that fast this year?  It feels like I just put everything away... 
But... I love this season and I can't wait to start again so here
are 2 cards that I made to share today and hopefully I
can post more this week as I get more done!

I did some really fun embossing with this card
using Stampendous aged gold distress powders.  
Did you know that you can sprinkle the powders on
 the front with no ink and emboss on the back?  
Well you can and you get the really pretty effect of 
melted gold dots like you see below around the edges! 
 It is really cool!
Around the outside edges I used a Versamark pen and
then sprinkled the powder on and heated it to match.

The Spellbinders dies I used are Lacey Circles,
mix so beautifully together and I really love the old
world effect on the paper that it gives my card.  
This was really fun to make!

My second card today is a wallet card that you
can use for a photo or gift card or anything else
you might want to tuck inside to give as a gift.
The papers for this are from Basic Grey Christmas 2011
and I just adore the beautiful pointsettia's so I hand
cut lots of them out and made a pretty cluster on
the front to decorate it.  For the flap I rounded the
underneath piece of cream paper and then put
a matching piece of Beaded Circles that I cut and
embossed from Spellbinders. And to give it
even more texture I ran the front piece of paper in an
"Elegance"embossing folder and inked that up a little too..  
The brad is from My Minds Eye :)

For the inside I used a Spellbinders Edgeabilites die
Classic Decorative Inserts Five and made the pockets.
I cut a few more flowers and added them on the
side and a little bit of gold stickles on the flowers.
This just says Christmas don't you think?  

I hope you like my cards for today and I hope 
you all have a wonderful day and get inspired to
start a few fun projects for yourself.  I am off to
teach 2 more file folders (Christmas and Disney)
this morning and will share those too....  

Happy Card Making :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fall Bracelet with Shrink plastic

I have another fun project that I made up on the Spellbinders
website this week made from the New Fall Leaves dies, inks,
wire and some clear shrink plastic.  I really had fun doing this one
because i made the whole thing including the wire bracelet.

For this project I bent enough pieces of 20 gauge Beadalon 
wire to go around my wrist and attached them together with
jump rings that I made.  Then I cut out lots and lots of
leaves with the Fall Foliage die S5-120 and used my
embossing gun to shrink the plastic.  (Be sure and punch
a small hole in them before you shrink it because the 
plastic gets really hard after)  Then you can use lots
of inks to color both sides and rub it it good with a towel
and let them dry.  Then all you have to do is attach
them with jump rings and add a few rhinestones if you wish
and a fun closure of some kind to match.  And you could even
make earrings and a necklace to match, wouldn't that be fun!

These are so fun and easy to make and since the holidays
are coming up could you just picture them in cute holiday
shapes with lots of beads or maybe snowflakes?

Thanks so much for stopping in and sorry I haven't had
a post... we just got back from Hawaii and had a
wonderful time so I will share a few pictures in
a couple of days when I get all caught up!

Happy crafting to you!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Fun with Snowflakes

I just love making things with snowflakes and adding lots
of glitteryness to them!  Last year I did my whole diningroom
with a snowflake theme and it was so fun to have our meals
in the glittery white snowy decorations... so this year I am starting
early with some projects and I made an easy vase using a
piece of white vinyl and a fun card with a beautiful stamp
from Penny Black Christmas Release and of course lots
and lots of fun Spellbinders dies too!

I used lots of the New Spellbinders Snowflake dies that you can 
see here.  They are Create a Flake 3 & 4 and the
Snowflake Pendant dies.  Gorgeous aren't they?

The Oracal vinyl cuts really easy in the Grand Caliber
and then you can just gently pull each of the snowflakes
off and arrange and stick them where you want.  I added
a little bit of extra diamond stickles and I think I am going to 
make a really pretty white pointsettia arrangement with
icy sticks and put in it to decorate this year. The vinyl cuts
from the Spellbinders dies also work great on walls and mirrors too!!

So my next project to share with you today is
a card I made using a Penny Black stamp "Crystal Drops"
and embossed it with Watermark ink and Ranger
Seafoam white embossing powder.  I also used 
a fun new die called Scalloped Labels One S4-375 to
make the borders and popped them up with foam dots.
For the bottom edge I cut and embossed a few little
snowflakes and glued them down to make a border
and then tied a pretty swirly white ribbon from 
Creative Impressions. I also added super tiny rhinestones to
decorate my tree and a bit of stickles too.
 Another amazing die that you
are going to love to have is the Matting Basics S5-132.
This makes card making so easy and the back blue
piece is beautifully finished and embossed now. 

Hope you like my fun little projects today and hope
you try a few for yourself.  I am sure as the season goes
on I will have lots more things to share with this :)

Have a blessed day!


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