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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Pretty Poinsettias

Oh, it is a glitter galore in my studio this week!  Poinsettias all dressed up with the glitter and acetate technique!

Poinsettias with vintage sheet music...what is not to love? 
Happy Tuesday all!

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Rubber Cafe: Creative Packaging Blog Hop

Welcome to a new recurring event, The Rubber Cafe's Creative Packaging Blog Hop.  We want to inspire you to be creative with leftovers pieces you may have from your Creative Cafe kits...use them in fun new ways to add some pizzazz to your gifts or holiday place settings!

This month we were asked to use products from October's Christmas Behind the Scenes or November's Now We're Cooking Creative Kits.

If you have arrived from Debbie's blog, you are right on track.  Be sure you check them all out as well as The Rubber Cafe's blog for your chance to win some fun!

For my packaging this month I decided to use the *covers* of the 6x6 paper pads that are included in each kit!  I have resigned myself to cutting into the many beautiful papers to make my projects each month.  And often there is not much left after I get done with the paper pads...except the covers!   How can I throw those away?  They caught my eye and inspired me....and I decided to use them up too!

A tad of fussy cutting around the Made From Scratch label was perfect to layer on a folded piece of paper from the kit. I added a little label to cover the designer name and tell what is in the bag.   I used a scrap of the designer paper to stamp my recipe card (Whipped Up) on and then decorated the back just a bit more (shown below)

The brownies are decorated with the cover of the Santa Express paper pad,  I added a few little touches from the

Blog Hop Order:
The Rubber Cafe
Debbie Seyer
Michelle Pearson
Laura Cox
Mary-Ann Coulter Maldanado

Stamps: Whipped Up, Now We're Cookin Creative Cafe Kit, Christmas Behind the Scenes

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Victorian Ornament

It's Prickley Pear Monday and I have a cheery little card for you today featuring CLR019B Victorian Ornaments 3, D019 Victorian Ornament Die, and GG0094 Collage Pine Cone Tag.

For this card I stamped the Collage Pine Cone Tag on acetate...I have been using scrap acetate a lot these days.  It is a fun way to add elements to projects without cluttering up the designer can see through it and that is a big bonus!

I stamped the ornament on some coated specialty cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers.  A bit of faux stitching and some metallic embroidery floss finishes off my card.

Be sure you bop by the Prickley Pear blog to see what Heidi did with these same images, to see the other girls' work and for your chance to win some fun!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

What's Cookin' Good Lookin?

I am so excited to share this week's card using The Rubber Cafe's Now We're Cookin' Creative Cafe Kit!

Did you see what I did?  I combined the skirt sticker included in the kit with the girl image from the stamp set!  How stinkin' cute is that?   I placed the sticker on a piece of acetate that I rescued from the trash and then applied Scrap Happy Sheer Glue to the back of the acetate with the Tiny Detailer Kit.  I used You're So Fine Glitters in Copper, Limeade Green and Canadian Blue.

I colored the rest of my image with Copic Markers and used various papers in the kit to finish my card.

My little lady and the circle element are popped up on Kool Tak foam.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek at my project!

Stamps, Papers, Stickers:   Now We're Cookin' Creative Cafe Kit 
Scrap Happy Sheer Glue
Tiny Detailer Kit 
You're So Fine Glitters in Copper, Limeade Green and Canadian Blue
 Kool Tak Foam Tape

Monday, November 17, 2014

A Little bit of Spring....before Winter Hits!

It is Prickley Pear Monday...and today I felt like basing my card around a Lilla Rose Flexi Clip!

This clip is called Princess Tiara.  The beads on this clip have a fun iridescent touch to them.

For this card used a background that I made with HoneyPop paper.  The butterfly is die cut from a piece of polished stone paper.  Yep, me not throwing away my scraps again!    I colored the images with Copic markers.  Put it all together and you have a fun feminine birthday card!

Supplies:  D001 Butterfly Die, CC0062 Poppy Bud, sm, CLR023A Mini Butterflies 2 Clear Set

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Now We're Cookin with The Rubber Cafe

It's time to share another card featuring The Rubber Cafe's Now We're Cooking Creative Cafe Kit!

I'm sort of the *glitter girl* at The Rubber Cafe', when I saw the fun stickers included in the kit I couldn't decide whether I should glitter them or paper piece them!  For this card you get both!  I placed the sticker on a piece of acetate from some packaging that always seems to be coming home from shopping expeditions.  I glittered the blue and then put paper under the acetate piece for a paper pieced effect.

I popped all of the elements up on foam tape and added a few pearls from the kit that also are the perfect embellishment. 

Thanks so much for taking a peek!

Stamps, Stickers, Papers, Ribbon, Pearls, Embellishments:  Now We're Cooking Creative Cafe Kit.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

All Occasion Card Duo

Nobody wants to send out a Get Well card...but if you have a need, this is a cute image and sentiment from Inky Antics. The image is colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. 
And what a fun little birthday card.  The designer paper is some from a JoAnn Fabrics stash I think, just love the playful dots/grid with this image.