Sunday, September 30, 2007

Technique Thursday Embossing

We are to dust off all those cute little bottles of iridescent powders and UTEE as this weeks challenge and see what we could create. I chose to do a southwest theme card.
To give the card texture, I sprinkled Cloisonne' High Gloss Granules over my card and with a heat gun I melted the granules from the underside of the card.
Products: Embossing Power: Cloisonne'; stamps: B&J Art (shadow stamp), Just For Fun ( Background) and Taylored Artwork; Punch for the jug

Heart' N Holly

Products: stamps: justjohanna ( Heart 104 and Holly 380), patterned paper: BoBunny; card stock: Bazzill; Pop-Dots

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Never Too Early....

Never too early to start thinking of Christmas Cards.
Stamps: justjohanna (tree to decorate 384, small ornament 564, Danielle Left 269 and deck the halls 512) card stock: Bazzill

How To Entertain Children....

A fun way, I found to amuse my grandsons is to pull out all my rubber stamps and have them create a card with me ( now this is a bit rough). With Halloween fast approaching we created a card using a variety of justjohanna stamps. Our little card definitely tells a story .........Products: stamps: justjohanna ( short house, 549 small bat, 425 pumpkin, 284 spring tree, 407 ghost bird); card stock: paper company; few punches, (moon, ghost, witch); markers, water colors and chalk all used to create this FUN FUN FUN card.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Winter Fun

K & Company's patterned paper makes the perfect background for our skiing Candace.
Products: stamp: justjohanna (861 snow candace); patterned paper: K & Company (Peppermint Twist Large Holiday Trees); card stock: Bazzill; Stickles by Ranger

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Christmas Card Idea Continued with Gift Box

What does one do with left over you can see from the card I posted yesterday I designed 3 more cards plus a small gift box using the left over paper. The gift box is called 2, 4, 6, 8 because you score your paper at that point, then add another 1/2 in score line. Turn your paper and score 2" from the bottom, and cut away the 2 1/2" rectangle that forms. Fold on all score lines and shape your box.
Sentiment on the gift box: justjohanna stamp(just for you 686)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Christmas Card Idea

Just playing with idea's for the up coming holiday season......this is one of the cards I came up with. The snowman embellishment was self made using up scraps in my stash.
Products: card stock: Bazzill; patterned paper: Frances Meyer; glitter glue: Ice Stickles; stamp sentiment: Hero

Monday, September 24, 2007

Caardvarks Challenge

Caardvarks challenge is to make a card using chipboard on the front of a card.
Products used: chipboards: Heidi Swapp (clock) and Fancy Pants (leaves); card stock: Bazzill; patterned paper: KEI and stamp justjohanna (harvest hello)

Flight Into Color

I've been working hard on using up patterned paper and embellishments I have been hording for a period of time. This card is the result of my left-over paper that just isn't enough to do much else with but make a card. I also include a justjohanna stamp, who I believe just adds to a finished picture of my flight into color on this card.
This card Products: stamp: justjohanna (Danielle 269); patterned paper & Feltz: Junkitz; Rub-ons: Three Bugs In A Rug; card stock: Bazzill

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Simple Thanks

Products: stamp: justjohanna (806 Long Legged Sue Right), Patterned Paper: Martha Stewart; card stock: Paper Company; Ribbon: May Arts; Tag: Making Memories

Friday, September 21, 2007

Technique Thursday Buttons

Buttons come in all shapes, sizes and colors...... this week challenge is to use them as an embellishment on our projects. I chose to use 3 small miniature buttons by Lasting Impressions.
Products: buttons and stencils: Lasting Impressions; card stock: Paper Company; scrap material

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

A Pirate's Life for Me.... Mate's

Products: card stock: paper company; stamps: justjohanna ( 424 pirate ship, 592 skull & crossbones, 600 sentinment), Brilliance Ink

What's Brewing?

Check out these cute stamps by justjohanna with more to be released soon.
Products: stamps: justjohanna ( 549 small bat, 552 bigger crumpled witch hat, 423 pumpkin - Autumn collection, 407 ghost bird - Critters collection, 588 what's brewing? word collection ); patterned paper & ribbon: Martha Stewart; card stock: Bazzill: Dots

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Just For You

Products: stamp: justjohanna (285 Birdie cake,686 Just for you with dots); card stock and tag: Bazzill; rub-on stitches: Doodlebug design; ribbon: Sheer Creations

Friday, September 14, 2007

Technique Thursday Attachments

This weeks challenge is to think of fun and different ways to "attach" embellishments, paper, fibers, to our projects. My favorite way is using a double stick strip on embellishments for it gives the card dimension. As in the first card for it elevates the tag. I also tried using eyelets for the first time to attach a tag as in the second sample of this weeks challenge.

Products: Eeeeek Card!.....tag and patterned paper: Martha Stewart; eyelets extra large: We Are Memory Keepers; sticky strips: Therm O Web; card stock: Bazzill

Products: Trick or Treat Card....stamp: justjohanna (S41 Big Gate); tag: Martha Stewart; card stock: paper company; eyelets: Making Memories; decorating chalk used for coloring

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Technique Thursday Folds

This week's technique was folds. We are to find new ways to fold our cards, overturn corners, or create fancy borders with fan-folds. I chose to do a simple corner fold, held down by a brad that I stamped on.
Products; stamp: justjohanna (423 pumpkin); big time brad: Karen Foster; patterned paper: Martha Stewart; Paper Ribbon and tag: unknown maker; ink: Stazon

Monday, September 10, 2007


Products: Stamps: justjohanna ( 1001 Sweet As Can Be, 881 Jar Labeled, 868 Tiny Strawberry); card stock: Bazzill; patterned paper: Flair Design; Rangers Ink

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

The Haunted House

All I need is a few photo's from Halloween Night and my mini-album will be complete. The idea of creating an album came from my local scrapbook store.
Products:card stock: Bazzill; patterned paper: Martha Stewart, Cloud9, Heidi Grace; chipboard: Doodlebug, Cloud 9 (stickers); rub-ons: All My Memories; Marvy Punches also used
Note: the album will be held together with metal rings when completed