Friday, December 24, 2010

Priscilla's Stamping 411 Clean and Simple

When I received the Stamping 411 email with the CAS card by Robin Merriman I was just blown away with the elegance of the card but also the simplicity of the technique.  Since there were just a couple more Christmas cards that I needed to make I went right into my very messy craft room and made two CAS cards a Christmas card and a birthday card using Robin's technique.  Both cards use gold embosssing and gold smooch on the base card and Very Vanilla Card stock.  All supplies are SU except for the red berries which are made with red stickles.  I should have used SU red glitter since the stickles takes forever to dry and naturally I smudged some of the berries.

Check out the 411 CAS technique at
and Robin's blog at
Christmas card using Always artichoke ink and Very Vanilla card stock.
Birthday card using Cherry Cobbler ink and card stock with the Very Vanilla card stock. 

Monday, December 13, 2010

Thursday Stamping Club Christmas Party and Project

Our Thursday Stamp Club Christmas Party was actually a Christmas Tea.  After we made our little snowman card and our Luminere project we sat down and had a leisurely tea somewhat like I remember enjoying at the Empress Hotel in Victoria British Columbia with little smoked salmon, egg salad and ham and cheese tea sandwiches.  Of course we started with the Empress Hotel Champagne cocktail.  Then we finished with Christmas cookies and mulled cider.   It was a nicechange of pace to be able to just sit back and visit with everyone.   Here we are the Thursday Stamp Club. 

                 Our Christmas project is a Luminere with a LED flickering tea light inside to light it.  The box is made with the SU Fancy Favor Die.  We made the flower the French Foliage small leaf with a center of the seven SU Basic Pearls.  The velum insert is stamped with snowflake and then glittered with Dazzling Diamond glitter.  And then a beautiful Real Red Satin ribbon just finishes it off.

The flickering tea light shows up nicely through the vellum.  

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sandi MacIver inspired Clocks

A while back Sandi Mac Iver posted pictures of her "Alice in Wonderland" clocks and our talented new SU Demonstrator Claire cased them and made 5 of her own clocks.  Claire bought me my own clock kit and this is what I came up with for my clock.  As you can tell I definitely cased Sandi's idea.  Here is the url to Sandi's SplitCoast post:

I think my clock needs a little more bling but I can't think of what to add? Any suggestions would be welcome.

These are the five clocks that Claire made.  Aren't they just adorable.  The green clock is her New Hampshire clock and is decorated with pine cones and twigs - just perfect.

We used the SU Sense of Time set to make the clock faces.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Snowman Christmas Card

Here is the gorgeous birthday card that Barbara made for Harold's birthday.  I was blown away by the innovative design that she came up with for this card                       

Now I needed another card for the Thursday club so naturally I decided to case Barbara's card.
This is the card that we did not get a chance to do at our Thursday stamp club but never fear we will make this card next week.   My snowman card even uses the same ribbon as Barbara's card - Marina Mist satin.

The snowman card uses the little snowman from the jolly Old Saint Nick stamp set, the large scallop square from the scallop square Duo Bigz die cut in Marina Mist, a layer of Baha Breeze.
The snowman is stamped with Versa Mark ink and then embossed with silver embossing powder and colored with Stamp Write markers. Then of course a little sponging with Marina Mist. Can you see the spot of Pumpkin Pie for his carrot nose?

The left side is a piece of Baha Breeze embossed with the new Northern Flurry embossing folder.
 The inside is a  layer of Candy Cane Christmas DSP and a snowflake with a "diamond" jewel. 

I must say this little snowman is adorable.  Hope you all like the cards that Barbara and I made.