Sunday, November 17, 2013

Bible Verse Mini Album

Another mini album I created for a friend, this one focused around uplifting Bible verses hope and love.  This album was a joy to create and I had alot of fun with it.   Heavy image filled post !!

The papers used here are from the Pink Paislee Hope Chest Collection, the the flower and hexagon pearls are Prima. Bible verse stamp from Heartfelt Creations. Edges all inked using various Tim Holtz Distress ink.

These papers came from My Minds Eye, the element is Amy Tangerine. Most of the Vellum quotes came from Quote Stacks Bible Verses. Pocket made using the Daisy EK border punch.

Prima papers from the Engravers collection used on this page,  the tag is made from a piece of the cardboard wrapping that was behind some Prima stamps that I have.  Burlap circles are by My Little Bicycle. Washi Tape is Prima, stamp from Heartfelt Creations.

 I found this Inkadinkado FootPrints stamp at Micheal's and fell in love with it. It is a nice big rubber stamp so easy to multi color using Stamping markers. Flower and tape by Prima.

Martha Stewart Lattice Deep Edge punch.  I love using border punches in mini albums, they make it so easy to create pretty little pockets and holders.

 Verse stamp from Just Rite , Cast All Your Cares Collection

My Minds Eye  Portebello Road Collections and My Minds Eye embellishments.

Amazing Grace music stamp by Heartfelt Creations. Blank die cuts too add his own favorite verses.

Mystic Hideaway Stamp and Bible Verse Stamp by Heartfelt Creations. Pink Paislee Hope Chest Collection papers used..

Second Mini Christmas Album finished !

I have finally finished mt second Christmas mini album, as it is a Christmas gift all I can say is phew finally done and with time to spare !!  
I used various paper lines MME was the main paper source, Elements and stickers from Echo Park collections

Various die cut shapes to be used as photo mats, inked the edges with  various Tim Holtz Distress inks.
 I used KaiserCraft St. Nicholas stamps in this handmade envelope, to store keepsakes and more pictures.

Some tags from MME and others were plain shipping tags that I colored with Dylusions PostBox Red ink and stamped using Craft Smart stamps from Micheals and Unity Ticket to Christmas Stamp.

Martha Stewart Lattice Deep punch to make the pockets ( a wonderful punch for mini albums !)
Thanks so much for stopping by !!!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Golden Christmas

Another 3 cards tackled and finished!  these cards were pretty easy to make and lots of fun. I have recently fallen in love with embossing, I love to watch it heat up and then suddenly like the sun rising over a field the color starts to change.

the Joy to the World stamp is a KaiserCraft stamp from the set Holly Bright.  The Tree and Merry Christmas stamp are from the Christmas Lodge Stampin Up set ( Have I mentioned how much I love this set !!)

I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 8 to cut the window in the card (before moving the card or the die I used my McGill petal rolling ball thing a stylus with ball on the end..  to run along the outside of the die, doing a quick cheat emboss of the die frame)
I cut 2 pieces of cardstock to fit over the window, notched the edges with the Stampin Up ticket maker punch, stamped and embossed Joy to the World then adhered the edges of the rectangles to the edges of the card window.  I then took a gold metalic pen and ran it along the edges of the lighter cardstock.

 Stamped the tree and Merry Christmas sentiment then embossed using Rangers Queen Gold embossing powder and adhered the card stock to the inside of the card. Inked the edges of the cardstock with Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress ink.

Sunburst Christmas Cards

I sat down last night really wanting to be crafty, I was all hopped up on pintrest and a thousand ideas swirling around in my head, but when push came to shove I wasn't in the mood....... I know I know it totally shook up my world... not in the mood??? Words I never thought I would associate with getting down and crafty.   But there it was part of me wanting so badly to make something and the other half just wanting to veg in front of the tv curled up watching a movie.
 I compromised with myself.  I have always wanted to make something using the awesome sunburst patterns that I see everywhere.  So I told myself.. Self you are going to make a card using this pattern then you can slip into movie land.
Awesome plan right !..... Sure if one had any idea at all about how to go about creating that lovely burst... So back to Pintrest I went. Came across an great video tutorial by Dawn Olchefske, a Stampin Up demonstrator  How Did She Do That: Easy Starburst Card  .

Grabbed my Joyful Peace Kit from GDC Studio picked out 4 color pages and started cutting. It was a breeze and quick before I knew it I had enough cut for 3 cards with lots left over if I wanted to make more tomorrow.  And I think I will make more this afternoon !

Friday, November 1, 2013

Still more Christmas Cards

And still more Christmas cards !!   I really love the Christmas Lodge stamp set from Stampin Up, and that is what I used for this set of cards.

Just some Christmas door cards, a last from Crop Circles made a door card for us all last year and I loved it so I thought I would give it a try and make a few this year.