Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Dog Ate My Homework!

I came home the other night to find that our dog, Angel, had gotten into my craft room. She found the Halloween Treat Bag that was filled with candy, ripped it open, and ate the candy! The "before" pic isn't the actual one that she had a Twizzler inside, and I don't have a before picture. The "after" pic is all that was left. Ok, lesson learned - don't keep samples containing candy on a low shelf! ...side note - she doesn't like sour candy, as the one filled with sour worms was right next to the Twizzler sample, and she didn't even touch it!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Penguin Christmas Horizontal Center Step Card

This card features Julie Davison's Horizontal Center Step Card technique. I learned this while at Stampin' Up! Regionals in Louisville.

The penguin image is from Zoo Review - love that set! It's just soooo versatile! And the Merry Christmas is from Christmas Lodge. The card base is Cherry Cobbler, and the dsp on the side panels is Letters to Santa. I added Mica "snowflakes" to bling it up!

Directions for the card base are on Julie's blog here:

Friday, November 4, 2011

Welcome New Neighbors!

A new family just moved in across the stree from us, so I thought I'd welcome them to the neighborhood Stampin' Up! style!

For the card I used Fabulous Florets. I stamped the silhouette image in Soft Suede on First Edition Designer Series Paper. Next, I stamped the flower & leaf images, over the silhouette, using Versamark. Finally, I embossed the images with black embossing powder, then colored them in using Blender Pens and Rose Red, So Saffron, and Old Olive stamp pads. The card base is River Rock, with the silhouette image stamped in Soft Suede. I embellished with Victoria Crochet Trim, Hemp Twine, and a Mini Clothespin - love those, they are so cute & tiny!

After I finished the card, I decided to make some cookies too. So, I pulled out my Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps & whipped up a batch of Jack-O-Lantern shortbread cookies! Here they are, all dressed up & ready to go: