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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Valentine Jasmine


Valentine Jasmine...perfect Valentine card for my granddaughter who LOVES the Disney princesses.  
I got this image from a coloring page online.  I used my new Touch Markers to color the image.

The inside of the card has lots of sparkles!



Manetta

Monday, January 30, 2012

Jan 13th Stamping Up Class

Two weeks ago, Jan 13th,  I went to a local Stamping Up Class held by Lisa (Gulf Coast Stampers and Scrappers).  I had not been in a loooong time.  It was good to see old crafting friends again!

Here are the cards we made that night!






I waited to stamp this flower card until I got home.  I wanted it to be a card I could use for a thank you type card.

thanks for stopping by!
Manetta



Sunday, January 29, 2012

#187 Flutter By Wed-Embossing & #222 Mojo Mon

I am trying to build up my supply of cards in my stash.  Last year I had 4 shoulder surgeries and my husband & I hit my stash hard.  It actually has been fun to begin creating again!  
To get my stash full again, I have decided to try many of the challenges out there.  They certainly help get the creative juices flowing again!



My first challenge was to combine Danni's Flutter By Wednesday challenge and Mojo Monday.  

Every Wednesday Danni creates a challenge and the challenge always includes a Angel, Fairy or Butterfly.  This week we must use any type of embossing as long as one of the three images are on the card.
I used my Cuttlebug and dry embossed an image on the circle portion of the card.  My Fairy sits to the right of my Hello.

Mojo Monday always gives a sketch to follow.  Here is the sketch I used that Mojo Monday Blog put out for January 2nd.  You can use it upside down, rightside up or sideways.  I decided to use it exactly as the image is.


This card will go into my "Everything" Box.  
Happy Crafting!!

Manetta

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hello Friend


A little Liquid Leaf Gold painted on cardstock, Black Opal embossing powder, nestabilities and cardstock and you have a Hello Card for a Friend to let them know you are thinking of them!!

*smiling*
Manetta

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sunset Postcards


I was able to create 7 of this A2 size postcards in one evening. They were to be attached to the top of 7 baskets of cookies to hand out for a business. 
I used a piece of scrap cardstock to protect the sky area while I sponged on the water section. I flipped the scrap cardstock over to protect the water section and sponged on the sky.  After I just stamped the Impression Obsession boat scene on top with black ink.

I may make more and use them on top of a regular card!

Manetta

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

From Christmas to Everyday


I wanted to show you how one simple change can totally change the look of a rubber stamp. The image is actually a Poinsettia. To change the look of the flower…all I did was color the image purple with highlight of pink, added some purple glittered and added colorful leaves. I now have an image I can use at Christmas time and any other time I need a big flower!
January 21st is “Send a Hug Day”. I may just have someone in mind who would love to get a hug card from me!!


Thanks for visiting me!  Have a wonderful crafty day

Manetta

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Butterfly Card and Bookmark in One


I wanted to make a card for a co-worker and include a bookmark as she reads a lot. I combined the card and bookmark together. It is a tri-fold card and after it is folded, it fits into an A2 envelope.


The cardstock was cut at 10 x 5 1/4
I scored at 4 1/4 and again at 8 1/2. You can use a tool to perforate at the 8 1/2 score line or you can bend the cardstock back and forth several times. This will break the paper threads and allow the recipient to remove the bookmark very easy.
The rest was decorating the card the way you choose. I made sure the ribbon on the front was placed exactly where the ribbon on the bookmark would be placed so they lined up evenly. For the bookmark, I used only one word from the sentiment on the front…Smile. I made sure my sentiment stamp was cleaned so it would stamp just the word smile. To color it black, I used my black marker to color in only the word Smile.


Thank you for visiting today!

Manetta

Monday, January 9, 2012

Secret Pal


The Holidays are over. All the decorations are finally taken down, packed and put away until December 2012. My craft room is finally back in order. It tends to get cluttered during the Holidays because the closets are where we store all the Christmas decorations. The house seems so empty and hollow. It was nice to have a little break and I had to push myself to sit down to craft again but once I got going…it felt good!
There are some occasions for making cards other than the typical Birthday, Christmas, Anniversary, etc. There is one coming up on January 8th called Secret Pal Day. The card I made for my secret pal will be slipped into her desk on that day for her to find. She LOVES butterflies so I hope she enjoys it!
To get the butterflies 3D, I stamped the background Cover-a-Card stamp twice and cut out the butterflies I wanted to stand out more.


Thank you for looking and have a wonderful crafty day!
Manetta