Friday, November 30, 2012

Happy Friday!

     I'll bet alot of you out in bloggy land are saying that right about now!  For me though, this is my third day in my 3 days off this week  (I got to take my Thanksgiving holiday on Wed.), so tomorrow it's back to work I go.  Sigh.  Oh well, such is life!  I have some cards I made" fairly" recently that have not been shared here yet, so I thought I would do so today!

 
     This one I made after digging thru my stash to see what I had, and I found this tree in a package of goodies I had won from Jingle Belles last year.  Gorgeous, isn't it?  I probably did too much sponging of the snow drifts on this one, but oh well.  Also, I'm not sure if it's really visible in the pic or not, but I sprayed the whole card with a shimmery mist.  The sentiment showed up really well after clear embossing it, which I was very impressed with.  :)
 
     After playing with the trees the Belles sent me, I had to have the die for myself.  This is one of the cards I made with it.  This follows the same layout I used for these cards here.  I sprayed the panels with a green shimmery spray after embossing them, and sponged the edges of the tree.

     This card makes me giddy.  I just looooooove all the glitter on that tree!  :)  These panels are just inked directly on the inkpad.  One more card for good measure.

 
     This one was actually made for a challenge that I missed out on due to not realizing what the time difference was between here and the UK.  I think it was to use 3 punches.    At the time, I was inspired by one of the DT cards to go monochromatic.  Lucky me, I just happend to have some glitter paper that went well with the textured cardstock I wanted to use!  I love it when that happens!  :)
 
     Well, I suppose I have shared enough for today.  I hope you all enjoy your weekend, and get some more holiday stuff checked off your lists!
 
~Marie~


   
 
     


Friday, November 16, 2012

Merry Monday #41

     Hello bloggy folks!  Gotta make this quick, I gotta get ready to go away.



     The candy stamps are from Martha Stewart, the sentiment is from Studio G, and the dp is from the 6x6 Sugar Plums paper pad from Recollections.  I was so inspired by this sketch, that I made another card:

                       

     On this card, the snowflake is from Studio G, and the sentiment is from Recollections.  OK, I gotta fly! 

     ETA:  Forgot to lik this back to Merry Monday.....DUH!!
 
     ETA...again....I just now saw the prompt for Jingle Belles for their last challenge of this year, Christmas Feast, so I'm gonna link this post up over there too!  :)

     ~Marie~




Thursday, November 1, 2012

Merry Monday #39...on Thursday! :)

     Hello my fellow bloggy people!  I hope everyone is well, and those in Sandy's path are OK.  We didn't get it as bad as they had been making it sound.  Our power went out at 7pm, and came back on at 7:20pm.  We had flashlights at the ready though, and the girls got in a game or two of Jenga.   My thoughts go out to those more directly hit.
     Well, as my title suggests, I'm here to share with you my Merry Monday #39 card:

     I decided to be pretty monochromtaic with this one, starting with a kraft base.  The next layer is from a small pack of glitter paper I got at an outlet store.  The sheet music piece is from an old church hymnal we got at a sale, which I distressed with my scissors and Antique Linen DI.  Then a snippet of lace dyed with AL as well, and my embellie piece is all distressed too.  The stamp is from an Inkadinkado set called O, Holy Night, stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa. 
     I suppose that's really all I can say about my card today.  When we go to my in-law's to use their hi-speed interent later this evening, I will be commenting on all the fabulous entries for this challenge!
     Take care until next time!  :)

~Marie~

Friday, October 26, 2012

Merry Monday # 38

     I'm back again, as promised, with my Merry Monday card for this week.  Here is the sketch:

     And here is my card:


     As you can see, I stuck to the sketch like glue!  I began my take on it by picking out the cute dp, which comes from the Merry 6x6 pad from MME.  Green and snowmen, my favorite combo!  The stamped elements are all from Studio G.  The green ink is Memento Pear Tart and the red is a dark red from The Paper Company.  I added little red gems on every other snowflake circle for a little extra sumpin' sumpin'.  Hehehe!

     I'd also like to add another card that I made based on last week's sketch:


     I started this one before the deadline, but didn't get it finished until afterward.  I just thought I would post it here, cuz I think it's cute.  The image is a pearlescent sticker I got "eons" ago at the Dollar Tree, and the sentiment is Studio G.  I decided to try adding funky yarn to the end where the scalloped edge was in the origianl sketch.  What do you think of it?

     Well, I guess that's enough for this post.  Take care until next time!

~Marie~

And now, it's time for The CREATURE FEATURE, sponsored by Jingle Belles!

     Happy Friday bloggy friends!  I have had yesterday and today off, and it's been GREAT!  Kids in school, hubby at work, QVC and DIY Network on the tv...ahhh, HEAVEN!  I hope you all are enjoying the end of your week!

     So onto my card for this week's Jingle Belles challenge.
     I guess this would be considered more of a guy's card, even though the deer is a bit "fancy."  I picked this deer up at Michael's last week, along with some snowflakes and snowmen.  They are all felt ornments that come in a set of 3 for $1.00!!  Can't beat that!  I wanted to keep it pretty simple, so I just sprayed a doily with some green and copper shimmery spray, and squeezed the sentiment in between the antlers and the rear of the deer...lol.

     The dp is from a small pack I got at Joann Fabrics last year maybe?  I thought it looked fairly masculine in nature.  So, that is my Creature Feature card for this week.  I'm not sure if I'll get another one made or not, we'll see.  I will be back in a bit though, with my Merry Monday card for this week.

     See ya in a bit!  :)

~Marie~

Friday, October 19, 2012

Merry Monday 37

     Hello again bloggy friends!  I am here today to share with you my Merry Monday card for this week:


     The DT cards this week were so inspiring to me!  I just loved them all.  :)  I decided to use a Martha Stewart Christmas set that WalMart sold a few years ago.  I don't know the name of it though, as that was before I labeled my sets.  I'm hoping that the sentiment is visible on the cork...I can see it pretty well on the card itself!  The dp is from Mrs. Claus' Kitchen stack from DCWV...love this paper pad!  I gave the gingerbread men some piped icing with dimensional fabric paint.  They look good enough to eat!  The ink is Memento Rich Cocoa. 
     I guess that's all there is to say about this one.  I hope you all have a great weekend!  My grandmother's surprise 90th birthday party is tomorrow evening, so that's what we'll be doing.  How 'bout you?  Take care until next time!  :)

~Marie~


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I'm thinking pink...how 'bout you?

Hello my bloggy friends!  I hope all is well with you and yours.  Things are fine here in our homestead.  My post today is to contribute my pink cards  (at the last minute, mind you...) to the Jingle Belles challenge for this week.  Last year, Stef and Lauren donated $75 to the Susan G. Komen fund based on all the cards submitted for the challenge.  Well, this year they are doing the same thing, except that they are donating $2.00 per card.  Here are mine, 3 total:




OK, now that I've gotten them linked up, juuuuuust under the wire, let me finish my post.  LOL  As you can see they are all the same, except that I used 3 different shades of pink ink.  All the Build-a-Flakes edges are distressted with the same ink and then glittered with various pinks that I have.  I used dimensional tape in between the layers.  These cards are all 5.5" square.  I'm trying to figure out how I'm gonna make envelopes for them...anyone have any suggestions for me?  Well, I'm off to check out the other entries for the challenge.  Take care!

~Marie~

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Peace on Earth

     Happy Thursday, bloggy friends!  I'm happy it's Thursday beacuse I have off today, work tomorrow, and then have off the weekend to attend the Covered Bridge festival at Knoebel's Grove.  They do it every fall, and it's chock-full of crafty vendors, and FOOD!  I have yet to see any card makers there though!  What weekend plans do you have?  :)

     So, onto the reason I created this blog, showing my cards!  Here is one I created using a Meljen's Designs image, Christmas Star Snowman.  I had intended this to be for the second week of the current Jingle Belles challenge, but evidently I need to keep a closer eye on my calendar, as it is over!  duuhhhhhh!  LOL!  Ah well, if one cannot laugh at oneself, what can one laugh at?  :)
     I have checked over at Meljen's challenge blog however, and this will fit right in, as this week's challenge is Anything Goes.  Perfect!  I'd been wanting to try this design for awhile now, with the dp peeking thru an opening in the front of the card.  I embossed the cardfront with the Swiss Dots ef from Spellbinders, and used foam tape to adhere the image and the sentiment.  It's not evident in this pic, but the image itself is really sparkly, as I added Stickles to the fluffy parts of the hat, and used a clear Stardust pen over all the lines of the snow and snowman.  The star is sparkly too with some glitter glue, and a gold Stardust pen on the lines.

Well, I guess that's all there is to say.  Have a great day, and take care until next post! 

~Marie~

Thursday, September 27, 2012

"Dashing thru the snow...

in a one horse open sleigh, o'er the fields we go, laughing all the way!  Ha ha ha!"   Do I have you wanting to go caroling yet?  No?   Well it may just be a *bit* soon for caroling, but not too soon for snow inspired cards/projects over at Jingle Belles!  :)  If you haven't taken a look at the entries so far, you better head over there after you're done looking at mine!  Speaking of, here it is:


This is George from StampFairy, performing one of those tasks that comes with the purty white stuff, shoveling!  He looks like he is having a good time doing it tho!  Not a lotta hoopla on this card, just some cool dp I got at Target, some inking around edges, and a snowflake punched with my newest acquisition, Martha Stewart's HUGE Himalyan Snowflake punch!!  Added a button from my stash on top, and some denim twine from my win some months ago at The Twinery.  :)  That's it!  Headed out as soon as Chad comes home to get my hair cut, so I'll get this posted and linked up.  Don't forget to check out everyone's fabulous entries!  :)  Take care!

~Marie~

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Lilac and Lace in a Winter Wonderland...

Hello, and happy Thursday, bloggy friends!  I am SO HAPPY it's Thursday beacuse this is the first day I've had off from work in 10 days!  But enough about work...how bout my Winter Wonderland card for this week's challenge?  Here it is:
I kept it really simple.  I used a Lacy Circle Spellbinders to back my spritzed store-bought ornament.  It is hard to see in the pic, but the sentiment is in the lower right corner, stamped in SU Lavender Lace.  I couldn't find any of my "real" lace to put on my card, so I went with products with lace in the name.  Plus I kinda see snowflakes as lacy creations...well that's my reasoning anyway! 

I gotta keep this short, as the cutoff for entering the WW challenge is looming!  TFL, and take care until next time!

~Marie~

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Christmas Kitty for Winter Wonderland

Hello bloggy friends!  I'm posting today to show you my card for the Winter Wonderland challenge for this week, Christmas Pets.  Here is my card:
My image is from Meljen's Designs and it's called "Stocking Kitten".  Isn't she sweet?  If you've never checked out Meljen's Designs before, you really should!  Melissa draws the CUTEST digis!  The green dp is from the Jingle Bells pad from Recollections.  The sentiment is Studio G, and the ink is Memento Lady Bug.  I colored the seam binding with a combo of Lady Bug and Rhubarb Stalk to get the right tone.  Note to self:  Next time wear gloves!!  LOL  I have to say that seam binding makes REALLY nice bows!  I added some puffy fabric paint to the fluffy part of the stocking, and sprinkled some glitter on top for shine.
Well, I'm gonna get this posted, and then get something to eat...I'm HUNGRY!  Take care until next time!

~Marie~  :)


Saturday, September 1, 2012

O 70....BINGO!

So this week at Jingle Belles, we're playing BINGO...here's the card:
I chose to go straight across the top.  Here is my card:

Santa, check.  Stamping, check.  Bling, check, check!  If sequins don't say "bling" to you, then I don't know WHAT does!  :)  I'm still following the Merry Monday sketch with this one, cuz it was still in my head.

Well, I guess that's all I wanted to say, except that my image is from StampFairy.  Doesn't Santa remind you of a Weeble?  ;)

Take care until next time!

~Marie~

Friday, August 31, 2012

Merry Monday #30

Hello my bloggy friends!  I hope you are all doing well!  Above, you can see the current Merry Monday sketch, number 30.  For those of you already following this challenge, you have seen the FAB entries and DT samples; but for those of you who don't, you better get over there and check them out!  :)  AWESOME!!  And now here is my stab at the sketch:
This is my first time using seam binding.  I had fun dying it with Spun Sugar Distress Ink, although I didn't exactly get the pieces to match each other.  I also used Spun Sugar to ink my snowflake ef before embossing, but my paper musta moved while running it thru my CB, cuz the ink is a bit "off" in some places.  My image is from StampFairy

I originally planned on adding this card to another challenge that required the use of non-traditional colors, BUT I missed the deadline...sigh.  I have not missed being able to add it to this week's Winter Wonderland challenge, which is "walking in a winter winderland."  AND I made it waaaay in time for Merry Monday!  LOL 

Take care until next time!  :)

~Marie~

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Some sparkle, and a miss!

Hey Carol, this one's for you!  I took your suggestion after creating THIS card, and did a version in blue.  This time I *may* have gone overboard with the swirls, but I still like this version too.  Here is a close-up of the sparkle on the flake:
At least I tried to capture the sparkle...it really looks awesome IRL! 

And now for the miss:
as in I missed entering it in the last Merry Monday challenge by thiiiiiis much!  I had the card finished, but never got around to getting it posted to the blog.  sigh...but I really liked it, so I decided to post it anyhow.  The dp and purple cardstock are from a Recollections set I got at Michael's, while the stamped mittens and sentiment are Studio G.  I colored some clear bling to match and added some sparkle to the mittens with a Sakura pen. 

Well, I suppose that is all for tonight.  Work beckons tomorrow (yuck), so I'll get to posting...take care until next time!  :)

~Marie~

Merry Monday 29...

Hello bloggy friends!  I'm here to share my card for this week's Merry Monday challenge.  Here's the sketch:
At first I wasn't sure I would be able to "do" this sketch, but I think I came up with something passable!  The image is from Stamp Fairy, a freebie from some time ago.  Currently, Stamp Fairy is sponsoring the Pile it On challenge, which is Cuddly Critters.  It's a good thing Gerda, the owner of Stamp Fairy, is excellent at drawing cuddly critters!  I know most of you are probably familiar with the Pile it On goal of combining several challenges in one card, so I am also going to enter this one in Winter Wonderland's current challenge of "red and green should be seen."  I think three is my limit for this card! 
Well, onto posting, and linking up to challenges!  Take care until next time...

~Marie~

Thursday, August 16, 2012

JB:12:17, Oh Christmas Sketch

     Well, hello bloggy friends!  I am here to show you my take on this week's Jingle Belles challenge which is this sketch, created by the awesome Stef!

And here is my interepretation:

     I had the snowflake already done on my desk, just waiting for the perfect opportunity to use it.  Well, when I saw the sketch and what Lauren and Stef had done with it themselves, I just HAD to add more "schtuff" to my already purty snowflake.  I hope that it isn't perhaps TOO much "schtuff"!  The panels behind the snowflake were embossed with the Snowflake Embossiblities plate by Spellbinders.  While still in place, I sponged over top with Antique Linen.  When I was satisfied with it, I then sprayed it with my own shimmery spray in Champagne.  It looks real purty when moving it around in the light!  The three "shiny sticks" at the top of the snowflake are glitter covered toothpicks.  Don't they just remind you of rock candy?  I thought my flake needed something else up top, and that is what I came up with.  So, final opinion...is it too much?

     Well, I guess that's enough description about this card.  I'll get it linked up over at Jingle Belles.  Please make sure you check out the other entries too!  :)  Take care!

~Marie~

Saturday, August 11, 2012

As promised...a card! :)

     Hello, bloggy friends!  I have finally gotten around to participating in the Merry Monday challenge I have been following for some time now at Lesley's blog, Always Playing with Paper.  I always managed to just miss entering...I would have the card done, but never get around to photographing it!  Well, not this week!
     I'm not sure how much I like my final result.  The sketch was great to work with, but I'm just not sure about my choice of materials.  I followed my friend Janet Kay's lead and used some glitter paper on my card too, just as she did this week!  Thanks for the inspiration, Janet Kay!  Speaking of my materials, the pretty ornament is a rub on I got at Ben Franklin a couple of years ago.  I inked around the rub on with Memento Lady Bug ink.  I used that ink for the sentiment as well.  The snowflake paper and red base is from a cardstock set I got at Michael's some weeks ago.
     Well, I suppose that's all I have to say about my entry.  I'm gonna go have a look at the rest of this week's entries...how bout you?  Until next time, take care!
   

 ~ Marie~ 
    

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

HELLO!!!!

Hiya all my bloggy friends!  Long time, no post!  Seems like my mojo takes a flying leap when summer starts, but I have been having some crafty fun, and of course, buying some more supplies.  Because a crafty gal can NEVER have enough supplies!  :)  Lately, I have been playing with snowflakes.  Specifically the Spellbinders 1 and 2 build a snowflake die sets.  I have had these for a year or two, but have just now started playing with them.  What fun!  Mine don't seem to cut thru felt as well as I had hoped they would, but with some patience and my scissors, I succeeded!  I am planning (hoping) to soon post a card possibly made with one of my creations.  I have been enjoying reading all the blogs I follow during my hiatus, and they were always inspiring!

Well, I should close now and get back to my desk to see what may develop in the next few minutes before bed...g'nite, and sleep tight!  :)

~Marie~

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

JB12-9...Earth day recycling

Hello!  Just a reeeaaaallllly quick post to add my Jingle Belles card to the mix.  With this SLOW dial-up, I hope I make it in time!  We were to reduce, reuse, recycle in accordance with Earth day a few weeks ago.  My tree was originally on a gift bag that a present was received in last Christmas.  Of course, I pulled it off to use again in some way!  I tried to keep the rest of the card pretty simple to let the tree shine...so to speak!  I added the paint chip star to cover a boo-boo, and then colored a piece of bling to match.  Make sure you head on over to Jingle Belles to see the rest of this week's amazing entires!

Take care!

~Marie~

Friday, April 13, 2012

Entry Number 2...



for the DigiStamp Boutique April competition. Since I don't know when I'll have this much time to devote to being online again, I best post this now! This little cutie is part of the Easter Collection, which is chock-full of 8 images (boy and girl versions), and is on SALE right now! I'll wait while you all run to pick that up now...

Have you made it back? I hope I didn't enable you "too" much! LOL The dp this time is from "The Spring Stack" from DCWV. Looking at it now, I think I may have used a few too many different ones! Ah well, live and learn! The image is colored with PrismaColor markers, and I had fun doodling around the edge using the next size down in the Spellbinders Large Ovals as a guide. Another lollipop flower, this time done in two different pinks, with Cotton Candy Stickles around the edges, and a green button in the middle. The sentiment is from the same set as before, Greetings, from TPC. It is actually Best Friends, but I just masked the "best" out of it.

Well, thanks for having a look, and take care!


~Marie~

Easter card and entry one for DigiStamp Boutique April challenge






Greetings all my friends in blog-land! I hope you are all doing and feeling well! I am getting over a cold , which really wreaks havoc with me singing along to songs on DISH. Right now I am listening to "The Bridge", whose tagline reads "The Softer Side of Classic Rock". *happy sigh* It's like re-living my early years! At this moment, John Lennon is singing "Starting Over". LOVE IT!!! Ooooohhh, it just changed to Gordon Lightfoot's "Sundown"!!!




Anyway, onto the reason for my post...to show you one of the Easter cards I made, which is also my first entry in the DigiStamp Boutique's April challenge. I really love the images Sally-Ann draws...so cute! This guy was the freebie she gifted us with in January, and hopefully he is now in the hands of a good friend of mine from World of Crafters! :) The dp is from a 6x6 paper pad from MME, "Ooh La La". Cute stuff! The lollipop flower was sprayed with Martha Stewart's Tiger Lily pearl paint mixed with water (OH MY, does it have awesome sparkle!!). I edged each piece with Spiced Marmalade distress Stickles, and glued a small orange button smack dab in the middle. I gotta tell ya, these flowers I have been making are so much fun to do! AND addicting! The little guy himself was colored with PrismaColor markers, and a pink Crayola for his ears. I added just a smidge of sparkle on the carrot with Gelly Roll pens. The sentiment is part of a set from The Paper Company called Greetings.




I guess that should be all anyone would wanna know about this card. Take care while Sir Elton John serenades me with "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road".....

Monday, April 2, 2012

JB12:07, Happy Hybrid Holiday



Hello all my friends in blog-land! Long time, no post! I just haven't been taking the time to get online at home much, since we have diiiiiiiiaaaaaaalllllllllll-uuuuuuuuuuppppppp. And it's sooooooo sloooooowwwwwwww. LOL Really, it just takes forEVER to do anything productive. But enough dribble, I'm sure you'd all really rather see a card!

This is the card I've concocted for the latest prompt over at Jingle Belles, to use a digital image on your card/project. No problem for me, I love digis and have TONS...but I am always collecting more! This cutie comes from Meljen's Designs, and he is called Snow Bunny. Melissa draws the most ADORABLE animals, doesn't she?? I guess I went pretty traditional with the colors on this image. I had fun adding puffy paint to his hood and sleeve trim! And of course, I snazzed up the snow mounds with some Stickles. Lately, I have been experimenting making flowers out of dryer sheets. Mostly I was just die cutting them with circles and scalloped circles, but this time I decided to try using the Flower Layers Sizzix die. Worked like a charm! The sheet was first sprayed with my own homemade glimmer mist, I let it dry, then die cut it, and added gold Stickles around the edges before assembly. I also crinkled up the layers first too. I'm rather pleased with my results! I haven't added a sentiment yet, just because I didn't take the time to! :) Well, that's it for this long winded post. Take care! :)


~Marie~

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

DigiStamp Boutique, Feb comp, entry 2

And here I am for the third time this evening to show you this card. This was Leandra's Valentine, as she is a dog lover. And this puppy's name is Barney. Say "HI!" to Barney everyone! :) Awwwwwww!!!! Doesn't he look so sweet holding his heart for you?? I used another sheet of dp from the Studio G pack, which just happened to go with Barney's butterfly friends...SUH-WEET!!! And yup, I used my favorite layout again. :) What can I say? I like it. Studio G provided the sentiment here too...I thought it fit pretty well with Barney's heart. OK, I am DONE showing you cards for this evening. I hope you have enjoyed my efforts. Until my next post....

~Marie~

DigiStamp Boutique, February competition...entry one

Good evening again folks! I'm here tonight to show you my first entry for this month's DigiStamp Boutique customer competition. This a-DOR-able bear is Louie. He is part of the Louie Love set, one of three images. Isn't he just THE cutest??? When I saw this set, I HAD to have it! The dp is from Studio G...yes, dp from Studio G! $.97 for six sheets at Wal-Mart!! I think that's awesome! :) The sentiment is also a Studio G, stamped in orange TCP ink. I used my Prismacolor markers on Louie...still practicing! The hearts are all colored and then Stickled. Sparkle-ay! Well, I should get on with this...I still want to post the OTHER card I made for the competition. Oh, and this card went to my DD, Laurena for Valentine's Day. See ya soon!

~Marie~

JB12:04...All Buttoned Up!!



Happy Wednesday evening folks! I'm making this a quickie post cause I NEEEEED to get this done and linked up to Jingle Belles! We were to use buttons (or brads, or eyelets)...you know we all have those in our arsenal! I was cleaning out a couple of my desk drawers, and came across these snowman rub-ons, which I was inspired to use on this card. And what goes better with snowmen than snowflakes?? :) So, these snowflake buttons made their way onto my card too! I went with my simple go-to layout, with some dp along the left side of the card, and rickrack to provide some interest. The sentiment is from TCP, stamped with teal TCP ink. OK, gotta get this linked up! BYYYYE!


~MARIE~

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

JB12:03, A Banner Holiday!


Greetings blogland friends! Happy Tuesday afternoon! One more day of work under the ole belt, three more to go! As usual, I am getting my Jingle Belles card in on the next to last day of the challenge...seems to be my habit this year! For this challenge, Stef and Lauren have asked that we be inspired by their new blog banner, in any way, shape or form that may take! I went the "easy" way, and chose to be inspired by the colors...seems to me my card from the previous challenge coulda fit this bill nicely too! But, I like this one much better!
The dp is from the Winter Wonderland pack by...(I have forgotten who!), adhered to kraft cs. The purty swirly is one of many different colored ones I found in the dollar bins at Michael's. I puchased the blossom SB specifically for the purpose of making a poinsettia, and I finally got to it! I cut the different sizes out, spritzed them with water, and then crumpled the heck out of 'em! Before they dried, I ran a darker red inkpad over them for some depth. After I assembled the flower, I thought that it needed more definition between layers, so I added some Candycane Stickles to the points. Oh, and the edge of the dp was run thru a Martha Stewart punch on one side.
I guess that's about all for this one! Make sure you all have a look over at the Jingle Belles blog and see what everyone else has created! Take care!
~Marie~

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Post number 2 for tonight!


Hello! As promised, I am back with another non-Christmassy card. This one features an image from Meljen's Designs, Mr. Ladybird. I was practicing my coloring again, this time using the darker end of the cool grays. I'm really not too happy with his belly, but it is done now! I blinged his wings with some Stickles, and used the Red Star Gelly Roll pen on the little hearts and dots around him. I love those Star pens from Gelly Roll! Sticking to my resolution to send more cards, this one is going overseas as well, hopefully sometime this week too. I am also entering this card into the current challenge over at Meljen's...hearts. Thanks for looking!
~Marie~

LOOK MA!! A Non-Christmassy card!


Haha! Believe it or not, I still can make a card that is not related to the Christmas holiday! This card was made with the most adorable kitty named Olivia, by DigiStamp Boutique. She has a brother named Archie, but I haven't printed him out...yet. I wanted to practice coloring with the Prismacolor markers I have been collecting. Olivia was colored using the lightest shades of the cool gray set. I think I did OK, but I best print out some more cutie-pie images to practice on! I haven't made this public yet, but I might as well tell you about my New Year's resolution. Don't worry, nothing Earth-shattering; I have just resolved to send out more of the cards I make, instead of hoarding them. This one will be winging its way overseas later this week. I hope the intended recipient will like it! I'll be back in a few minutes with another non-Christmassy card. WHAT!!??!!
~Marie~

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

JB12:02, Sketching thru the snow!









Good evening everyone! I hope you are all well! Here in PA, we had some cold weather
recently, but thank goodness it is "warmer" now. I'll take temps in the 30s and 40s as opposed to in the teens or 20s! Anyway, this post is to show you the card I made for the second prompt at Jingle Belles, Sketching Through the Snow. The sketch is brought to us by Kirsty Vittetoe. I had a bit of trouble with my card at first, as I had printed my image a bit bigger than usual, but then I finally made the card size I needed to accomodate it. BTW, the image is by Bugaboo. Well, I gotta get going, Idol is on! :)

~Marie~

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

JB12:01...No Time Like the Present(s)



Hello and howdy do! I hope you are all doing well and feeling well. I am doing well, but as for feeling well, not so much. Dear hubby gave me the cold he had last week...sigh. I guess that's what marriage is all about, isn't it...share and share alike! LOL

It's time again for the fabulous Jingle Belles to bring us challenges, and this one involves using wrapping paper in our projects. I have been waiting to make this card for at least a year, maybe two! I saw one similar in a group I belong to, and have wanted to make one since. Well, thanks to Stef and Lauren, now I have this one outta my system! I used a small bit of dp from a pack I've had for awhile (read as, I can't remember the name)..., and some shiny red wrapping paper for the iris folded stocking. I covered the top of the stocking with some white felt, and sponged all around it in a bright red. I used the lacy circle Spellbinder die to mat it, and added a Studio G sentiment in the upper left corner. I guess that's about it for this one...I'm looking forward to the next challenge over at Jingle Belles! Take care!

~Marie~