Eclipse Technique Card

Good Morning Stampers ~ I have an Eclipse Technique Card for Christmas for you today.

Well I am down to a few small boxes.  I also managed to get a few more things in my kitchen put away.  I also mopped my floor.  I am still getting up fine dust from the construction.  I think I will be for a while.  I have to get out and get a box springs so I can order my mattress.  I have to get it set up for Jess for next weekend.  I also want to wash a few more things for the kitchen and get them put away.

My card today uses the Eclipse Technique in a great way.  I used the Hometown Greetings edgelits to cut a strip from Whisper White.  I took a piece of Silver glimmer paper that was 4″ x 5 1/4″ and using my trimmer I cut out the center.  I added this piece to a Cherry Cobbler card base.  Then I took the piece of Whisper White that I had cut the edgelit out of and added it on top of the glimmer paper using glue dots.  I added dimensionals. behind the edgelit and then fit it inside the cut out so it stood up from the background.  My sentiment from the Hearts Come Home stamp set was stamped using Cherry Cobbler ink.  I used the trimmer to cut it down.  I added this panel to a Cherry Cobbler panel and then was added to the upper right hand corner of the card using dimensionals.  Here is the completed Eclipse Technique Card.

Have you tried the Eclipse technique yet? Here is a Christmas Eclipse Technique Card idea.















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These images were created using the die cut I used for my Eclipse Technique Card. Click the picture to see how Iused it.











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Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I am hoping to get out today and look for a box springs.  I hope I have good luck and it can be delivered next week.  I hope you have some fun plans for this beautiful day.  Have a Great Day and I hope you enjoyed my Eclipse Technique Card today.




Handmade Snowflake Christmas Card

Hello Stampers ~ a pretty Handmade Snowflake Christmas Card is on the blog today.

Well I did not do any work on unpacking today.  I had a workshop this morning and then Barb and I spent the afternoon grocery shopping.  When I got home I had to go to the recycling center to take over some empty boxes.  By that time it was dinner time.  It was great to spend the day doing something besides unpacking boxes and washing dishes.  Today I will help Barb with some food prep for her company and then I will unpack and wash more dishes.  I have a few things I need to put away and I have to see if I can find some drawer organization bins.  I haven’t had much luck in the stores so going to check out some places online.  Anybody know of a place I might find some?

I am sharing another Christmas stamp set that is retiring today.  I will miss this set a lot as I love the beautiful snowflakes in the set.  I began with a panel of Whisper White.  I used the large snowflake and Pool Party ink to stamp the snowflake all over.  I used first, second, and third generation stamping to get the depth on the panel.  This panel was added to a Pool Party layer.  I also used a larger panel to stamp the swirl using the different generation stamping also.  The Silver metallic edge ribbon was added to the upper left hand corner of this panel and then the panel was added to a Pool Party card base.  Using dimensionals I added the stamped snowflake panel to the lower right hand corner of the card base.  On another piece of Whisper White I stamped the sentiment and then used the trimmer to cut it down some.  The sentiment panel was added to a Pool Party panel and then attached to the card base using dimensionals.  To finish the card a bow was added to the ribbon in the upper left hand corner.  Here is the completed Handmade Snowflake Christmas Card.

I love using snowflakes for Christmas card as they are perfect to send to anyone. Look at this beautiful Handmade Snowflake Christmas Card. Find all the details by clicking the picture.


















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Do you love snowflakes? Click this photo to fins out how I used them to create a Handmade Snowflake Christmas Card.












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Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  It is supposed to be gorgeous weather today.  I hope you take some time to go outside and enjoy the sunshine.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday and this Handmade Snowflake Christmas Card would be a great card to mass produce to send out during this year’s holiday season!




Unique Handmade Christmas Card

Hello Everyone ~ did you see I have a Unique Handmade Christmas Card for you today?

Well I realized yesterday I can’t wait to get my craft room storage units.  I could not find half of the things I needed for my workshop today.  Thank heavens Barb had what I needed.   I was able to get it  set up.  I was surprised how much space I had to put my table in the middle of the room.  I was used to my old craft room and how crowded we were.  My new studio has a lot of space and I am anxious to get it all set up.  I also spent some time working on my boxes.  I am down to 1/2 of a large box, a few things in a bin, and another 1/2 of a small box.  I still have some organizing to do but I am getting there.

The retirement list came out yesterday.  I have a lot of stamps that are retiring.  I lost all of my Christmas sets.  One of the sets that I loved was the Night in Bethlehem.  This one is a great set for creating a great scene.  I used a piece of Merry Merlot and gold embossed the city along the bottom.  I also embossed the stars across the top.  This panel was added to a Whisper White card base.  The sentiment was stamped in Merry Merlot, mounted onto a piece of Merry Merlot, and then onto a piece of Whisper White.  This sentiment panel was added to the center of the card base using dimensionals.  To finish off the card I cut a star from Gold Glimmer paper using the Bethlehem Edgelits.  Here is my completed Unique Handmade Christmas Card.

Want to start working on your Christmas cards early? Here is a Unique Handmade Christmas Card that is easy to mass produce.















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Want to see how I used this Christmas stamp to create a beautiful Unique Handmade Christmas Card? Click thorugh for the information.











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Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I will be going to the recycling center today also so I can take over some boxes and get rid of them.  It feels good to have so little left to unpack.  Now I can focus on organizing my kitchen!  Have a Terrific Tuesday and wasn’t my Unique Handmade Christmas Card very elegant?



Stampin’ Up Christmas Pines All Occasion

Happy Monday Everyone ~ wait until you see my Stampin’ Up Christmas Pines All Occasion creation today.

Well I managed to get my house cleaned yesterday but did not do anything else.  That means I will have to work on the kitchen items and my clothes today.  I also have to prep for my card class tomorrow.  I will set up after the flooring guy finishes up this morning.  We have our book club this evening also.  We read the Home for Unwanted Girls this month.  Great book if you are looking for something to read.

Today I have used a Christmas stamp set to make an All Occasion card.  I used a piece of the Share What You Love designer series paper and wrapped some Silver Metallic edged ribbon around the top.  This panel was added to a Rich Razzleberry card stock.  I used my Rich Razzleberry marker to ink up the word “sparkle” on the stamp.  This was stamped onto a piece of Whisper White card stock.  Then using the bracket frame from the stamp set and Memento Tuxedo Black ink I stamped the frame around the word making sure it was centered.  The Wink of Stella pen was used to trace the stamped word to add some sparkle.  The image was fussy cut using the snips.  The sentiment panel was added to the card front using dimensionals.  To finish off my creation I added a bow using the ribbon and attached using glue dots.  Here is the completed Stampin’ Up Christmas Pines All Occasion creation.

Want to look at your Christmas sets in a different way? Find out how I created this Stampin' Up Christmas Pines All Occasion card by clicking the card.














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Isn't this an interesting image? Click the photo to see my Stampin' Up Christmas Pines All Occasion.











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Watercolored Background Idea

Hello Stampers ~ I have a great kid’s card today with a Watercolored Background Idea.

Well I got my studio set up as much as I could.  I have the flooring people coming tomorrow and after they finish I will move the things in the corner where they had to work.  I can then set up the room for my workshop tomorrow.  I also unloaded a couple of boxes that were in my bedroom.  I moved all the bins out of the front bedroom so I can set up the bed for Jess when it gets here.  I also unloaded several boxes from the kitchen.  It was a busy day!  I am pleased with all I got done.  I have also managed to organize a lot of the items for the kitchen.  It is slowly coming together!  Today I will unload and wash some more things for the kitchen and unpack more of my clothes now that I found my other box of hangers.  I am working really hard to have the house ready for Jess and the girls.  I will have another round of items when I get back from Disney as that is when I will have the items from the storage unit brought here.  Most of that is furniture so not much unpacking with it.  It has all my storage units for my craft room so it will be good to get those in the house and up in my craft room.

Today I played with a watercolor panel to create my background for my card.  I began with a piece of Whisper White that I taped down to a board.  Using a paint brush I added water over the lower half of the paper.  I took the Granny Apple Green ink and stamped it onto a stamping block.  Then taking the paint brush I added the green to the water.  I picked up the board and tilted it so that it would run up the sides.  I set this aside to dry.  Using the lion image I stamped just the front of him using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  He was colored using alcohol markers.  The coordinating die was used to cut him out.  After the green on the background was dry, I took my paint brush and added water on the top half where there was no color.  Using Pineapple Punch ink on a stamping block I used the paint brush to pick up the color and add it to the top part making sure that the two colors met and there was not white space.  This was then set aside to dry.  For my sentiment I stamped it using Crumb Cake onto a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I used one of the framelits from Eastern Medallions to cut out the sentiment.  I then used a circle punch to punch out the shape cutting off the tops of the humps.  This was mounted onto a circle of Granny Apple Green.  Now that my background was dry, I removed it from my board and using the leaf spray from Jar of Love and stamped it using Garden Green.  This panel was added to a Garden Green panel and then added to a Pineapple Punch card base.  The lion and sentiment were both added using dimensionals.  Here is my completed Watercolored Background Idea.

Check out this cute kids card that has a Watercolored Background Idea. Get the details by clicking through.



















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Isn't this Lion adorable? Find out how I created the jungle I put him in by clicking the photo.












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