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Monday, November 30, 2009

November MCE

Our Nov MCE (monthly card exchange) theme was winter. I love Michelle Zindorf's "Night Time Christmas Cardinal" so I decided to make that card for my winter theme. If you would like to read the tutorial...head on over to http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2009/10/14/night-time-christmas-cardinal-tutorial-270/ to find out how to to create it. The card I received back is absolutely gorgeous!! Another great work of art to display on my desk at work throughout the holiday season and into the winter! Thank you so much Joyce. I absolutely love the time and effort you put into my card. I will treasure it.
There will not be a December theme for MCE...taking the month off. But look for one in January 2010! Thank you for stopping by! Netta

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving Windshield Wiper Card

The monthly challenge at StampingPalace.com is the windshield wiper card. I have always wanted to try this technique. Last night I decided to give it a try. This was such a fun card to create! I chose the stamps Pilgrims and Gobble Gobble. Colored them with markers and used stickers to give a bit of sparkle. In my button drawer, I found some leaf buttons that went perfectly in the corner.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Boss's Day 2009

I made these two cards for my Boss and an Office Manager for boss's day on October 16th. The cards were very easy to make. I needed some leaves & branches and did not have any so I used my Cuttle Bug A2 folder to imprint the leaves. I made two and cut them out. The fence is a die cut from Sizzix die. The poems came from the internet which I printed out on paper. The tree is a stamp from Stampin Up. You cannot see in the scan but the trees have a hint of sparkle on many of the leaves. They must have like them as they still have them displayed on their desk!


Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!! 
Manetta

Thursday, November 19, 2009

MCE-October

I know....Halloween is over.....but I wanted to show my October MCE (Monthly Card Exchange) and the card that I received back. We were to make a card that had at least one animal on it. Since it was October..I made the theme into a Halloween card.
The Halloween paper I wanted to use was very thin so I glued it on top of black cardstock. It took a bit to figure out how to get the paper to fall just perfectly but it was worth the effort. I took a photo of the card semi open so you could see circle area on the inside was orange and had stars. When you opened the card.....you had eyes staring at you!!! Hmmmmm I just noticed..the circle area cut out...looks a bit like a monster took a bite LOL.
Products Used: Debbie Mumm Harvest & Holdiay Paper Pack Spa Day Stamp Circle Punch Glue Glider Pro (my new adhesive toy!!!) Kim...sent me the following card. I am in love with her black flowers!!! I need/want to find myself some. They look like Prima flowers. Thank you Kim....I know Halloween is over but I still have your card displayed in the front foyer. Think it is time to take it down since I have Christmas on my mind.... Here is the link to Kim's blog if you would like to check out her other pieces of art! Kim's Kreations..http://kdskreations.blogspot.com/
November's theme is Winter....so stay tuned Thank you for stopping by! Manetta

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

3D Cabin

I am not sure where this stamp came from but it is one of my favorites. I can use this stamp and very easily start daydreaming. I would love to live in a cabin in the woods and away from any city....from September to January. After that I want to be in Florida!!! I guess that would make me opposite of your typical "Snowbird". I stamped and colored the scene 4 times and then cut out the parts I needed. I put it together like a puzzle..popping up the parts as I went along. I used "Snow" to try to give it a more realistic feel. The frame is another stamp I have had kicking in my box forrrrever! So I decided to blow the dust off and use it. I stamped and heat embossed with gold. When I cut out the center...I found my cabin scene fit perfectly! Time consuming card to do but well worth the efforts!
Thank you once again for stopping by!! Manetta