Wednesday, August 17, 2011

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday....#115

It's that time of week again....time to share what's on my desk...and to take a look at what others are up to (or not). :-)   If you want to participate or see what  this is all about pop on over to Julia's Stamping Ground blog.

Well, not too much going on here. Last weekend I finished my scrapbooks from my Thailand trip. Yay! 

I placed an order from Shutterfly for my pictures from my trip to Munich, Germany back in December 2009. I went during the time all the Christmas Markets were up and running. I got the pictures in the mail today.

Also, the other day I got my order from JoAnn's for my Cuttlebug "C" plate, some liquid applique, scotch mounting tape, and Distress Inks (mustard seed, tumbled glass, and shabby shutters). 

I'm STILL waiting on my Copic Markers I ordered online. Apparently the site I ordered from was waiting on some back ordered colors. I replaced the colors so hopefully they're being sent out.....

Okay, now I'm off to try and visit as many of your blogs as I can.... :-) 

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Pink Snowflakes

Pink....not your ordinary color for Christmas but this all pink card is adorable I think. 

Background: Stampabilities Snowflake 04. I used Distress Ink in Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar to stamp the snowflake all over the white cardstock. Than sprayed Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist in Iridescent Gold all over the cardstock.

The "Bianca" snowflake die is from Memory Box. They're metal die plates which I used in my Cuttlebug. It was a bit tough going...I had to add quite a bit of "stuffing" to get it to cut. My "B" plates have taken a beating. :-( I want to buy the "C" plate and see how that will work. I than used my glue pad to stamp glue all over and poured Prismas embossing powder in Soft Pink over it. They turned out really pretty, even though it was a bit of a pain to get them cut out.
Here's a closer view of how intricate it really is....oh, and I used pink cardstock.

Sentiment: Stampabilities "Let It Snow" 02. I used 3D Crystal Lacquer over words and added silver glitter glue to center of snowflake. 

Ribbon: Make It Christmas (Hobby Lobby)

Mr. Snowman

I made another Christmas card....slowly but surely I'll be ahead of the game come the Holidays!!! 

This one I am entering in Arline's Christmas Crafting! challenge. This challenge is to make something cute that would have you go "awwww..". 

So, I think my stamp snowman is cute...he's a bit folksy to me, which I like. :-)

Stamp: Art Gone Wild. Used regular markers (will wait for Copic markers to arrive before coloring any others) to color in image. 3D Crystal Lacquer over lights and holly berries on hat. Recollections "snow" extra fine glitter over snowman. 

Used a snowflake embossing folder for Cricut for blue background. Used KI Memories Paisley Parade stickers on side of snowman paper. The bottom edge of brown background was made with a Martha Stewart edge punch.

Felt snowflakes by Hero Art. Added some bling to center of snowflake. Added Crystal Stickers glitter dome embellishment to the bottom of card. 

Scrapbook album -- Thailand

I've been working on this album for about a year or so. Maybe a bit longer. And it is finally DONE!!! Yay!!! Two full albums!!!!

Here's some of the pages....

The Buddha in the LO above is from Scrap Your Trip. Before I had gotten my Cricut, I had ordered special made "words" from this website for my title pages. But, the laser dies to go along with specific places are cool. Even paper!

The Wat above was such a neat place to visit. It wasn't part of the itinerary but we missed out on the main palace in Bangkok due to a practice ceremony for the King's sister's funeral. So, we went to this place instead...all white and silver!!!! 

I use my Cricut now to make all the title pages -- don't remember the specific font for them....I bought a bunch of paper ahead of time and even more during my scrapbooking. When I see something that would go well with a trip, I'll buy it, even though I have no clue when I'll get around to it. LOL. 

So this is just a few of the pages out of probably almost 60 actual pages (if you count each side, than almost 120!). Yikes...I love taking pictures though so it's hard to choose.

If you'd like to see more pictures, I have mine uploaded to Flickr. I love sharing my pictures and seeing what others have.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday....#114

Another week, another chance to snoop around everyone's desk and see what is going on...Julia at Stamping Ground sponsors this little opportunity. Head on over and see what others are doing...

The last time I worked at my desk was on Saturday. I'm finishing up my scrapbook from my Thailand trip I took back in November 2008. I have a couple more sites to scrap and I'll be done. Woohoo!! Than I need to start my trip to Munich, Germany from December 2009. I've gotten behind, yes...

Than, I was playing with a new Christmas stamp. Coloring it in, adding glitter and 3D effects. I ordered some Copic pens and am still waiting for them to get here. I emailed the company/website and received some excuse. That was last week. So, we'll see. 

That's I'm off to see what everyone else is up to....

Friday, August 5, 2011

Pumpkins, Pumpkins

It's been a long week at work, wasn't sure how much crafting mojo I would have today but I got a couple cards completed. 

The first card is for the Cricut Cardz Challenge. This week's challenge requires the use of fruit. I googled it to make sure, and pumpkin is definitely a fruit. And since I want to get ahead of the game for the holidays, I went ahead and made a card with...a pumpkin. 

The paper is all scrap cardstock. I used my cuttlebug to emboss the background sheets and than added distress inks (tea dye and forest moss). I added Distress Stickles (Vintage Photo) over the polka dots. 

The pumpkin is cut at 2.5" using the Simply Charmed cricut cartridge. I added some brown embossing powder over the stem and than used my glue pad to add orange glitter all over the pumpkin. It's attached to the card with an action wobble. I've been wanting to use it for quite a while and love it. 

The second card isn't for a challenge but it's a pumpkin too ...

The background paper is DCWV Autumn Splendor stack. Really cute paper that has a glittery sheen to it already. The stamp is Hero Arts - Traditional Pumpkin. After stamping, I colored it in and than used the glue pad all over the entire sheet and than used Stampin' Up hologram highlights embossing powder. I love it, the entire sheet is all glittery and shiny. Also added some buttons and brown jute twine at the bottom. 

I still need to buy some Autumn Greeting stamps for the inside on each of the cards. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday....#113

Well, this week there isn't much going on ON my desk. I finished some cards last weekend, and will get to work again this weekend on making a card or two and trying to finish my scrapbook on my Thailand trip I took a few years ago. 

If you'd like to participate and share what's on your desk, head over to Julia's blog Stamping Ground to see what others are up to...

So, instead of showing you what's actually on my desk, I decided to show you what's to the left (and on the corner) of my desk. I have a bunch of paper that I need to organize. I have a 12X12 file container that has a bunch more of my paper but still need to find all of this a home. There's also some Cricut cartridges on the corner of my desk. I'm looking for some images to work on a challenge blog or two this weekend. I'm really trying to get ahead of the game and get Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas cards done early!! 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pink Sunset

I made this card last weekend. It's just a general card, blank inside. Thought it came out so pretty. 

The background paper is from Paper Studio's "A Day at the Beach" paper pack.
The stencil is by Dreamweaver, LL527. I used green, cocoa, and some distress tea dye ink for the palm trees and sand on white cardstock.

Than I used Spiced Marmalade & Spun Sugar distress ink to create the sunset. 

Flowers by Got Flowers? Impressions collection and added some rhinestones. Also added brown jute twine. The sentiment "Aloha" is by Peddler's Pack Stampworks.