Cute Sledding Penguins

Well I am back home and do I have my work cut out for me! My house is a disaster after the move. Now I have the fun of getting it organized and put together better so I can store things better. I also have 2 empty rooms now and only need to keep 1 as a guest bedroom (with one daughter in Hawaii and the other 7 hours away in New York, I don’t think they will be coming home very oftern). If anyone has any ideas for organizing a room, send them my way as I will be looking for them.

I used another image I had from my sister to create this card. I love these sledding penguins. When I looked at this image I immediately thought of them sledding down a hill. I decided to use an idea I had for my workshop card last month. I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder to emboss a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ sheet of white. I then tore it in half to create the back snow hill. I then used the other half to make the 2 front hills. I used my 2 way glue pen to add glitter to the torn edges. I mounted the 2 front hills on dimensionals to give it some depth. I then mounted the penguins on dimensionals coming down the hills.

To add a little more bling to the picture, I colored the penguins hats with Spica microflake pens. I used a gray marker to color the sled runners and went over it with the Sakura Stardust gelly roll clear pen. This technique makes them look like silver sled runners. I finished it off by adding the black and white polka dot ribbon.

On the inside I used a white piece of paper and cut the edges using the Martha Stewart snowflake border punch. I used the retired set Polar Pals for the penguin and saying. Hope you like this cute card. Here is my creation!

inside of card

Stamps: Polar Pals (retired), Artic Bus (Penny Black) Paper: Basic Black, white Ink: Palette Noir Black Accessories: Divine Swirl Cuttlebug embossing folder, ribbbon (Pink Hedgehog), Martha Stewart snowflake border punch, Spica microflake pens – Red Sky Blue, Olive, Lavender, Gelly Roll Stardust clear pen, Marvy Silver Gray Le Plume marker, white glitter, 2 way glue pen, sticky tape, dimensionals

Thanks for looking and have a great Monday!


Simple Sketch Punched Snowflakes

One of the blogs I read does a 10 Minute Monday segment. Becky at Clean & Simple Stamping usually uses a sketch to create your cards and you can create these cards in 10 minutes.

I used her sketch from this week to make my card. I had these punched snowflakes from a die that I borrowed from a friend. I wanted to use them on this card but thought they might be too big. I decided to use them any way and I like how the card turned out. I had a sheet of blue vellum that I thought was very nice. I decided to try it on this card and liked how it turned out layered on the white. I used my Bashful Blue marker to add dots after I had the vellum on as the white seemed a little harsh. Here is the sketch and my creation. What do you think?

inside of card

Stamps: All Year Cheer I Paper: blue vellum (had it for a while so don’t remember the details), Bashful Blue, white Ink: Bashful Blue Accessories: Bashful Blue marker, Sizzix Sizzlets Winter Phrase set, snowflake punch (borrowed from a friend – don’t remember the name), Martha Stewart snowflake border punch, ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), sticky tape, dimensionals

Thanks for looking and have a great Saturday!

Blue Heart

Good Morning! Well we are going to get snow again today. They are saying less than 1″ which is good. Then tonight we will get more but again the accumulation is less than 1″ again. I have been busy sewing Michaela’s curtains. I have to hem the great room ones and make the bedroom ones today. Then her curtains will be done. We will then decide on picture placement and hang them. She will then only have the boxes of clothes left to unpack. She will be in good shape when I leave on Sunday but boy has it been a busy week.

Today’s card uses a sketch from Paper Craft Planet. This is a site similar to Splitcoast Stampers. They have weekly sketch and color challenges. They also have lots of groups yo can join as well as forums and chats. When I saw the sketch I did not want to use the heart shape for the center but decided to use an oval with a heart in the center. I also used my Square Step punch and removed the guard to punch the border. To do that just take the guard off and punch like a border punch. I want to try making a medallion similar to the ones Becca creates on her blog. Not sure how it will turn out but I want to play and see what I get. I think I should have used a thicker ribbon and may try changing it when I get home. Here is the sketch and my creation. What do you think?

inside of card

Stamps: Time Well Spent, Priceless, Great Greetings, All Year Cheer III (all retired) Paper:Buckaroo Blue (retired), white, Watercolor Collection – Ocean (Making Memories) Ink: Buckaroo Blue Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, Martha Stewart heart punch, Square Steps Corner Pocket punch, Fiskars Paper Edgers – Colonial, ribbon, sticky tape, dimensionals
Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Page Plans Valentine Sketch

Third Post today, scroll down for the two.

Well hello again! I hope you are having a good day. It snowed yesterday up here in New York. We got about 6 inches and then a light dusting again last night. It was a light fluffy snow so it was easy to just brush it off the car. It is amazing how they had the road cleared. Even with 6 inches we were able to go out and get a snow shovel and some other things and the kids had school. Do you think the transportation department would come to St. Mary’s and consult with our department? lol
Was I busy last week before I left. I found some great sketches last weekend to use for some of my cards this week. I made the cards and took my pictures and uploaded them so all I had to do this week was create my post and publish it. I really like all the cards I made and can’t wait to send them to my friends. I do need to make more Valentine cards as I don’t have many of them.
I used a second sketch from Page Plans to make this card. As you can see from the sketch you were to have something going diagonally across the card. I had my card all make with my gray velvet ribbon going top to bottom. When I looked at the sketch, I saw it was supposed to be diagonally. I tried pulling the layer off but I had applied it with sticky tape (I always use this when I have ribbon so my layers will stick together) so it was not budging without tearing the card apart. So I cut the ribbon and applied it diagonally but as you can see from the picture, you can barely see it. The card was too cute to pitch and start over so I just left it. Here is the sketch and my creation.

inside of card

Stamps: Happy Heart Day, Sweet Shapes (retired) Paper: Basic Gray, white, Pack of Palette Prints – red Ink: Palette Noir Black, Real Red Accessories: Marvy Le Plume markers – Dark Gray & Silver Gray, Gray velvet ribbon, Spica microflake pens – red, pink & green, Word Window Punch, Martha Stewart heart border punch, sticky tape, dimensionals

Make sure you check out the Page Plans site to use for cards you are making. They have some great sketches. Check in again tomorrow as I have another creation for you. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Amy’s Sketch #55 Dancing Snowmen

Second Post today, scroll down for the first!

Good Morning! Wow it is the weekend already. I have been busy with making Michaela’s curtains. I have finished the upstairs living/dining room ones and today I want to finish her bedroom ones. We hit a really good sale on some gorgeous silk decorating fabric when we were here earlier this month. The curtains look great! Now putting up the drapery hardware was another story. Let’s just say trying to find extension support rods of at least 9″ was impossible. We improvised with a black wrougth iron plant hanger. It looks really nice with the rod she chose. Okay on with the card.

One of the blogs I read is Paper Prairie & Ink. Amy does some great sketches on Friday and they are easy to use. Here is the sketch I used for this week and you can see her card there also. I had this cute snowman paper that I hadn’t used and decided it needed some loving. I also wanted to use some of my larger felt snowflakes as it is hard to decide how to use them (anybody have any other ideas?). The card came together in about 10 minutes again so another quicky for you. Okay enough chit chat, here is the sketch and my creation.

inside of card

Stamps: Let it Snow (My Sentiments Exactly), Snowflakes (Make an Impression) Paper: Riding Hood Red, white, Dancing Snowmen White PP (Provo Craft) Ink: Whisper White Craft, Riding Hood Red Accessories: Felt snowflake, Cuttlebug snowflake die, Martha Stewart snowflake punch & snowflake border punch, white – red – silver brads (Pink Hedgehog), Fiskars Paper Edgers – Imperial, dimensionals
Make sure you come back later today as I have another creation for you. Thanks for looking, stay warm, and have a great day!