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Friday, November 18, 2011

Untraditional Shabby Chic

I got this idea in a dream! I often conjure things up while I'm asleep. I guess card making must be on my mind a lot. I really like how the card turned out. The ribbon is something I've had for at least a year. I wasn't sure how I'd use it but I knew one day it would be the perfect thing for a project and this was it. The snowflake is my favorite part. I used my Cricut to cut it and and then I covered it with diamond stickles. When it was mostly dry, I flocked it! The flock didn't stick all over and that's the shabby part of it. In the close up photo, it almost looks as if it's half melted. The woodgrain background just seemed to be the perfect thing for the shabby chic theme. It's untraditional and frilly...perfect for the girl who'd have a pink Christmas tree :)






Supplies used:
Stamps: Imaginise "Merry & Bright", Hero Arts "Designer Woodgrain"
Snowflake: Christmas/Noel Cricut cartridge
Paper: Neenah white card stock, Recollections pink & blue card stock, Basic Grey "Eskimo Kisses"
Ink: VersaMark, Tsukineko Dew Drop "Sea Breeze"
Embossing powder: Martha Stewart Dove and Crystal Clear
Ribbon: Michael's $1 bin
Diamond Stickles
Doodle Bug white flock
K&Company pearl
Signo Broad while gel pen
Various buttons I had on hand

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Brownie Lovers Take Note!

I have not made these but I'm going to try them since they get rave reviews. I usually always have both ingredients at home....probably could make them tonight! Thought they would be a good option for the holidays to help watch the calories!

Diet Coke Brownies

1 Package Brownie Mix
1 12oz Can of Diet Coke

Slowly mix brownie mix and Diet Coke until well blended. There will be a lot of foam and the batter will be very liquidy.

Pour into a 9 x 13 pan which has been lightly coated with non-stick spray (bottom of the pan only), and bake for 30-35 minutes or as directed on the box.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Holiday Card Boot Camp ~ Week 1

Ho Ho Ho! It's starting to look a little merry at my craft desk ;)

Hope you like it!



Supplies Used:
Owl Card
Heidi Grace "Jolly & Bright" holly paper
Red polka dot paper (unknown brand)
Scallop Frame from Cricut Mini Monogram cartridge
Rock Candy Stickles
Pink Cat Studio "Stitched Owls" stamp set
Brown, red, yellow, orange & black Prisma Color pencils

Friday, November 11, 2011

Holiday Card Boot Camp ~ Week 1

Even tho I should be finishing my Thanksgiving cards, I took some time out to make cards for the Holiday Card Boot Camp :)

Hope you like them!



Supplies used:

Cat Card
My Minds Eye "Snowed In Winter Papers" 6x6 pad
Kraft card stock
Inkadinkado "Peppermint Twist" stamp set
My Sentiments Exactly "Party Animals" stamp set
VersaMark ink
StazOn Timber Brown ink
Tsukineko Sand ink
Martha Stewart white embossing powder
Martha Stewart brown/white bakers twine
Stampendous Crystal Snow glitter
Prismacolor dark brown pencil (tail)
White gel pen