My name is Mary and I love to play with paper and all the goodies. I think I have an addiction!! I just enjoy it so much.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

12 tags of Christmas tag#6

Hello everyone!

Today I made tag number 6 of the 12 tags of Christmas that Tim Holtz is doing you can find him here http://timholtz.typepad.com/my_weblog/ he really creates some beautiful tags. For my tag today I used foil and my tim holtz snowflake embossing folder and then I painted the snowflakes with my paint dabbers once dry I sanded them a bit and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. My ribbon is some seam binding colored in the holiday distress ink festive berries which I pleated and then sewed on. Now the issue I had since I don't have the drill punch (have to buy that) I took one of the fragments and colored it with alcohol inks and I took the snowflake ornament and used alcohol ink on it too but I also used clear embossing powder over top of the ink. Once dry I glued the snowflake to the fragment and added a pearl to the center and added one of the large t.h. pearls. I hope that my pictures do it justice. hahaha.... I love how it turned out!!
Thank you for visiting me today!! And thank you all for the wonderful comments :)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

12 tags of Christmas day #4

Hello again! Told ya I'd be back!! Now on this tag I used some tumbled glass distress stain and added some picket fence on top. Then I used the tim holtz embossing folder with the snowman. Ya ever have a moment...I starred at the tag and you really couldn't see the snowman as much as I wanted and then boom it hit me duh... I have the stamp too. So I stamped that on top :) I stamped the pine tress and then I stamped the snowflake and used white embossing powder. With a plain piece of white card stock I embossed with the snowflake folder and distressed with evergreen bough and added rhinestones to the flakes and pearls to the background.
Thanks again for stopping by!

The Twelve Tags of Christmas!!

Hi everyone!! I just want to say thank you for all the nice comments I really appreciate them, very sweet!! :) I am such a TH fan and I of course follow his blog and every year he does the 12 tags of Christmas and it is really wonderful! Anyway I thought it would be fun to join in and make a couple. So for this tag I the snowflake folder from T.H. and dry embossed my tag with versa mark ink then I embossed it with clear embossing powder. I used some distress ink in the evergreen bough over that. Then I stamped over the top with the pine tree stamp also using distress ink the pine needle and twig.

Thanks for visiting today!! I will be back with another tag.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Make It Monday #43: Ribbon Pleating

Hello everyone!! I made a card for the MIM challenge over at Papertrey Ink. You can find all the information here http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/ I made my card today using paper from papertrey ink and I also used their lovely Poinsettia die which I cut from grunge paper and inked it with distress ink festive berries :)  The sentiment is from Think big favorites #9 which I stamped with vintage photo distress ink. I used some gold ribbon for my pleating.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Back in Time Challenge

Hello everyone! Happy Monday to you!!! I can say that since I had the day off......hehehehe. Today I thought I would join in on this challenge also, over at the classroom http://ellenhutson.typepad.com/the_classroom_new/ The challenge is called back in time. So that is just what I did with my card today I went back to a post called making buttons with Becky Olsen. I had some shrink plastic so why not give it a try. I cut out my buttons and stamped on them in black stazon ink on the shrink plastic with my stamp set Mendhi from papertrey ink. I punched the bird with MS punch. My ribbon is white seam binding that I dyed with some tumbled glass distress stain. I hope you like ..... oh and my paper is Pixie Glen from prima. :)
Sorry my pictures for this card just aren't coming out as good as I wanted. I just hope you  can see some of the cute button.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The classroom Color Swatch Challenge

Hello back again!! Hahaha....I also made a card for this challenge. I used a variety of different papers on this card, The Merry days of Christmas (my minds eye) Jovial paper (basic grey) and some of my leftovers from my other card and that was the webster's pages. My image is from paper smooches and I die cut my tree and added pearls, gems and ribbon. Love the snowman paper so cute!! So here are the colors we have to use and again you can find the information for this challenge here. http://ellenhutson.typepad.com/the_classroom_new/

Here is my card:

Thanks for stopping in today! Hope you all had a wonderful Holiday! Nothing like family :)

Creative Sketch Challenge over at the classroom

Hi Everyone!
Today I decided to take part in a couple of the challenges happening over at the classroom here's a link http://ellenhutson.typepad.com/the_classroom_new/

The paper I used on my card comes from webster's petite pages Botanical Christmas & Winter fairy tales. Cute cute paper!! My image is from "pure innocence" and my ribbon came from Michaels. I colored my image with copics.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

HCBC Day 9

I really enjoyed making these gift card holders I couldn't stop at just one. For my first card I used a new die from memory box I got this over at Ellen's :) I took some card stock and dry embossed it with my snowflake embossing folder I used my distress inks chipped sapphire, and faded jeans prior to dry embossing it. Then I stamped over it with my out of print stamp from hero arts I used pearl paint on the stamp and then I sprayed with perfect pearls. The sentiment is from papertrey ink. It just worked perfect :)

On my second card I used this wonderful paper from webbster's pages "Botanical Christmas & Winter Fairy Tales" 6x6 pack. Just beautiful paper. I know addicted to paper........lol.. I also used my tree die from papertrey ink and the sentiment is also from papertrey ink. I think it came out so cute!!! Just say'n :)
Hope your having a great weekend!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

HCBC Day 8

Hello everyone,
I really loved the techniques used today. I am such of BIG fan of the distress inks! I just enjoy working with them and they really add so much to a card. For today's card I used a Tim Holtz tree stamp from his holiday set. I used distress inks in faded jeans, chipped sapphire and evergreen bough. But my problem was I do not have the distress stain in picket fence and the ones that I do have are dark so they wouldn't show up. So I used the pearl paint on my stamp and instead of spritzing the stamp itself I did that after the paint dried and directly on the card itself. At first I wasn't sure I would like it but it really does shine and look beautiful in person. Oh and the background stamp I used is from Hero arts "out of print". Then I added twine and two small bells and added the cute tag with papertrey ink stamp "twinkle". I hope you like my card. Thanks for taking a peek :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

HCBC Day 6

Hi Everyone,
This is my card for day 6 of Holiday Card Boot Camp. Today I took my inspiration from Jennifer McGuire's video she created a lovely circle card and I wanted to try it. My paper is from my minds eye (that is the paper behind the doily with little trees) and the branch is from a sizix die. I used some of the holiday distress ink on my branch (evergreen bough) I think I am addicted to that one :) and some sheer shimmer mist in frost from tsukineko. I die cut my doily (from papertrey ink) out of some Tim Holtz idea-ology paper and used some vintage photo on the edges. I took some white seam binding and colored it with my barn door distress stain. I weaved the ribbon in the openings around the doily die. The Noel stamp is also from papertrey ink and I added some rhinestones. I think it came out really nice. I cannot remember the last time I made a circle card or if I have ever made one.......hahahaha...I hope you like it and again thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Holiday card boot camp day#3

Hi everyone. Here is my card for day #3. I hate to say it but I used that snowflake embossing folder again it's by Tim Holtz love that folder. My tree is from a die I purchased at papertrey ink and so is my sentiment. I used the new distress ink from the holiday collection (evergreen bough). The paper is from Lost and Found Christmas from my minds eye. Thank you for stopping by today.  :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Holiday Card Boot Camp

Hello everyone!! I have been waiting for this class to start ever since the first day they announced it!! My card is for day one and I used a chip board snowflake that I painted with pearl paint dabber then sprinkled it with silver glitter (the best part about holiday cards is you can glitter them up). I embossed a piece of core-dinations card stock with my snow flake embossing folder and I sanded it. I also used papertrey inks tag-its #8 and added some red and white twine. :) I added some pearls and rhinestones too.
 Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Justrite Friday Challenge #64 "Give Thanks"

Hi Everyone,

I saw the justrite challenge and had to make a card!! On my card I used one of the new sets Botanical Butterflies and I also used the heart from Charmed. Btw all the information can be found here http://justritestampers.typepad.com/justrite-inspiration/ I love this new set Botanical Butterflies so pretty. Here is my Give Thanks card. I wish my pictures came out better believe me I tried!! I took so many of them......hahahaha

Thank you for stopping by today!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Make it Monday #39

Hello there! I decided to make a card for this challenge after watching the video. I wasn't sure what set I wanted to use and then it hit me....My new Christmas tag-its I used  #8 and  #9.  For my card I used the linen card stock from papertrey ink. Love their paper :) Then I stamped with my distress inks chipped sapphire, peeled paint, pumice stone, and barn door. After I stamped it I sprayed it with frost sheer shimmer mist from tsukineko! It gave it some shimmer ......... love that! All the information can be found on http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/ Here is my card:
Have a marvelous day!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Make It Monday #37

Hi everyone! I made a card for MIM challenge over at Papertrey Ink. The challenge is layered mats and frames. For my project I used one of the doily dies along with a tag it set and itty bitty birds and on my background I used the mehndi medallion stamp (love that set). If you would like more information on this challenge head over to Nichole Heady's blog at http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/ Have a wonderful Sunday!!

Chirstmas cards for the Troops!

I made a bunch of Christmas cards for the Troops and took these pictures last weekend! Operation Write Home has already received my box of 70 cards!! Yay!!! Here are just a few:

Thanks for stopping by!! Mary :)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Yay it's finished!!

I finally finished my canvas from my Inspiration Showcase class with Jennifer McGuire. So fun!! I actually took this picture about a week ago. I still need to hang it in my craft room and once I do that I will take another picture. This class was a BLAST!! Jennifer really knows her stuff. I have been a fan of hers for years, so anytime I see that she is doing another class I sign up immediately!! This canvas is made up of several techniques that we can use on our cards or scrapbook pages. Love that.........

Thanks for stopping by today!!! :)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

World Cardmaking Day 2011

Hi everyone, yesterday if you didn't know it was World Cardmaking Day!! So many blog hops so many great cards and such inspiration. I have made a few for different challenges. This first card is for over at http://lawnfawn.blogspot.com/
The challenge is to make a Thank you Card and actually send it out to someone!
My next card I made is for the OWH http://www.owhhomefrontblog.org/2011/10/happy-world-cardmaking-day.html The image is a digi freebie from Meljen http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.com/2011/10/owh-world-cardmaking-day-blog-hop.html
What a cute reindeer! I colored him with copic markers.

My next couple of cards I made for over at the classroom http://ellenhutson.typepad.com/the_classroom_new/2011/09/2011-world-card-making-day-challenge-blog-candy.html My first card is for the sketch challenge

I love how this card came out I took plain cardstock and stamped my hero arts out of print stamp with pearl paint and did a paint resist and then I cut them to 1-1/2 inch squares. I wrapped some twine around them. I used my doily die and my small dies in the middle. Added the butterfly's and the small tag.

My next card I made is also for over at the classroom http://ellenhutson.typepad.com/the_classroom_new/  this one is for the inchie challenge.

I had to do a Christmas card. I actually couldn't wait. I had all kinds of new goodies just waiting to be used. I colored my image with copic markers and some spica pens too, for a bit of glitter. I used my new papertrey sentiment. I love that reindeer ribbon I picked up at Michaels! 
I hope everyone had as much fun as I did this weekend being busy making cards and just relaxing!! Thanks again for stopping by.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop: Photo Inspiration

Happy Sunday!! What a gorgeous day :) I decided to join in on this challenge today.
We have another amazing inspirational photo for you this month that we just know will bring out the very best in your creativity!  Look closely and there are so many directions to go in!  You can choose to focus on the colors, the stripes, or the repetition.  We look forward to seeing your creations! http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/

I loved all the colors in the photo but I chose not to use all of the colors. So I layered them and then added my sentiment along with my ice cream cone :) love that die. Of course since I only decided to this today I had to think quick. I hope you like my card. Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Inspiration Showcase Class!!

Wow........this class totally rocks. I love it and I have been learning so much. I finally had a chance to play today and try to catch up some! Jennifer McGuire is the guru of techniques she is very talented! I have been following her for a long time now. I wouldn't miss a class that she was teaching!! http://www.jennifermcguireink.com/
This is the canvas that we are working on! I finally got row one done!

A card I made with the embossing on canvas technique.

I love this card it came out so good. I stamped my image with versamark ink and then used the pool ink on top of that. 

Thanks for stopping by today. Fall is in the air I hate to summer end but unfortunately it will. I like Fall but what comes after fall is winter and I am just not a fan.