Friday, October 21, 2011

Believe in St. Nick

I know, I know the best intentions to keep this blog updated fell short once again.  I have been soooo busy, I don't even know where to begin.  I'm  teaching all kinds of classes at 3 different Michaels in the Philadelphia area, have 2 new members of the Papers Pads and Pictures CTMH Team, have a card workshop goes on and on.  No excuse, I need to make time for my blog.

Anyway, I always try to think ahead.  I wanted to get a card done today to show off some of the fun cards we will be making at next month's workshop.  I didn't want to post the cards that we are making tomorrow in case any of the attendees see this post.  Gotta keep the surprise...heeheehee.

This card features an image from a terrific My Acrylix set called "St. Nick."  The pattern paper is from "Believe" and the card stock colors include:  Holiday Red, Sweet Leaf, Topiary and White Daisy.  I just became a Fisk-a-teer a few days ago, so I had to dig out my Threading Water punch.  St. Nick is colored with my Copics.

I really will try to do a better job keeping this blog updated.  I promise.  For Now, Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Close To My Heart Bundled Buddies

Well, I promised that I would do a better job at getting things posted here on my blog and here is my first effort.  Yesterday, I had the opportunity to "play" a little.  Shortly after the new Idea Book was released, I purchased this new, cute stamp set called "Bundled Buddies."  You all know that I love to color with my Copics.  This set is just perfect for coloring. 

I wanted to make Clean and Simple cards to show off how cute the images were.  If you remember, a CAS card is one that has a great deal of white space and the image is the focal point.  On the top card, for fun, I heavily distressed, scored, sanded and fringed the edges of the red strip because I wanted to mimic the look of a scarf.  The second card, I randomly stamped snowflakes that are included in the CTMH October Stamp of the Month called "Holiday Magic."

This set is great for those of us that love to color.  Remember that you don't need to use can use your markers and/or water color pencils, too.  For Now, Happy Crafting!