Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope good times were had with your families. This is a picture of my very first Christmas tree. I bought it and all the decorations. I kept it very simple. Next year I hope to make some handmade ornaments to adorn it. It's a tree in progress, I have plenty of time to "junk" it up =)

Only one more week of the year 2010...make it a good one!! Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Diamond Dust & Liquid Applique`

Twinklets - Diamond Dust
Marvy Uchida - White Liquid Applique`
Paper - MME Festive & Frost
Misc Pearl Flourishes
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Misc Lace Trim
Paperback Novel Sheets

I made this card using two of my favorite products, diamond dust and liquid applique`. Here is a video showing how I combined the two together.

Larger tubs of diamond dust can be found at your local Michael's craft stores. Liquid applique` (that I have found) can not be bought at Michael's or JoAnn's, only JoAnn's online.

Paper Rosettes

Here's a quick video tutorial on how I made these paper rosettes. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Holiday Cards

The images on these cards were made by using the Lindy Stamp Gang Stamp Set Autumn Joy Gang, the wreath image:

The stamps come in a 4.5" x 6" unmounted rubber stamp sheet. All the images are original drawings by Lindy herself. The stamps are deeply etched and are full of detail. If you purchase 4 or more sets you can use the code: STAMPS at check out and they will be $4 each.

Here is a video of me making this card:

Supplies List:
A2 Card Base - Ivory Cardstock
LSG Starburst Stain - Poinsettia Red Gold
LSG Glitz Spritz - Desert Moon Cactus Gold
LSG Embossing Powder - Midnight Copper Obsidian
Starform Glitter Stickers - Gold/Silver
Anna Griffin - Calisto Christmas Paper Pad
QK Flower Nesting Cookie Cutter Die
Coluzzle Circle Cutter

Thanks for passing by! Good luck to everyone on finalizing their Christmas shopping. Be safe =)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Little Lindy Giveaway

Hi everyone! What a great way to start the weekend. Lindy's Stamp Gang is doing a giveaway every day until Christmas (15 Little Lindy Kits)! We are celebrating a the new release of Hottie Patottie, debuts 12/13/10:

Go to this video here and comment to be entered for a chance to win a Little Lindy Kit. Also now until 12/25/10 we will be having a sale of Buy One Get One Half Off. Enter the code BOGO at check out.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Cards 2010 - Second Batch

Here is my second wind on making Christmas cards. I wanted to use up the card pad that I was working on in my previous post. I used the same paper from Making Memories - Noel Collection.

In this second batch I incorporated buttons in most of the cards. It's amazing what you can come up with when you are focused and are in the zone. There were a bit of scraps left over and I decided to make some gift tags.

I just used a large circle punch to cut the shape from the scraps. The string is from shipping tags that I had on hand. Really easy to make and assemble. I'm actually proud of myself in using the paper that I bought and that I'm not left with any scraps that will eventually just collect dust in my stash. This was so much fun. Now I just have to decide who gets what card and mail them out. Click here to watch the video. Thanks for stopping by. Happy creating!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Cards 2010

I was at a crop this past Saturday hosted by my friend Vivian. My goal objective was to work on Christmas cards....and I did! Those who know me, know that I hardly ever get anything done at crops. This time was different, I had no distractions...except for the food, but I remained focused. I ended up making 10 cards, woo hoo! Here they are:

The beautiful papers I used are from Making Memories - Noel Collection.

This paper was soo much fun to work with. The card base I used for all the cards, but one, is the card pad by Making Memories. These are pre-made card bases, that are pre-scored. All I had to do was add some pattern paper and a few embellies.

You can watch a video of me showing the cards up close here. Hope everyone is having a great week.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Filming Paperdrama

This is a hanging sign that I created for myself to post at my door when I am filming my YouTube videos. People who upload videos on YouTube know that the worst thing that can happen to oneself while filming a tutorial or any kind of video, is getting interrupted mid project. This is what happened to me on several occassions, and let me tell you, it's not pretty. I've already glued paper together and had already started the video and in walks my brother talking blah blah blah while I'm filming. Arghhhh! Of course the paper that I am using in my project is limited and I can't just start fresh. I had to carefully separate the pieces and start again. Well no more! LOL. This sign is suppose to stop all intruders from ever walking in unannounced and ruining my project. My sign has a vintage shabby chic feel to it. I used the Melissa Francis Chipboard Bracket as the base of my sign.
I used my Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays to add the final touches to this project.
LSG Starburst Spray - Opal Sea Oats
LSG Starburst Spray - Sea Mint Green
LSG Glitz Spritz - Burnished Bronze
LSG Glitz Spritz - Desert Moon Cactus Gold

Here is the video that I created to explain how I used these sprays in more detail. Thanks for taking a look. Maybe this will inspire all of you YouTube film makers to create your own sign.

One Day Sale!

Hi everyone. Lindy's Stamp Gang is having a one day sale today 20% off everything!

Coupon Code: ST-NIK

There are new products and so many colors to choose from. These Little Lindy Kits make great christmas presents.

Head on over there now. This sale is only good for today.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

"A Cheeky Xmas"

I made this for my friend Rina (you can check out her blog Scrapmusubi). We both agreed to create something for one another using The Greeting Farm - A Cheeky Xmas stamp set.

As always this was a fun little project to create. I recycled a Del Monte Sliced Peaches fruit jar, any glass jar will do. I just so happened to have an abundance of these empty peach jars (thanks Costco) on hand.

The vellum wings were misted with Lindy Stamp Gang - Creme Brulee Cream Starburst Spray. I also painted the color on all the fur trims. It gave it this beautiful gold iridescent shimmer. Various cutting dies were used:
Sizzix - Snowflake 655545
Revolution - Tatoo Art REV-0095
Revolution - Butterfly REV-0088

Please watch the video below if you are interested in how I assembled this. Thanks for passing by and I hope everyone had a great weekend.