Thursday, December 12, 2013
Last year I created this little rustic ornament of my two favorite girls. It was published in last year's issue of Cricut Magazine. This was one of the photos Katie Driscoll took for Changing the Face of Beauty. I love how it captured the mutual adoration they have for each other.
I used my Cricut and the Joys of the Season Cartridge to cut the pine cones.
Each "section" of the pine cone was cut separately, dipped in texture paste, and then sprinkled with glitter.
I put them back together once it was dry. I added a bit of texture paste and glitter to the swirls too!
Since the ornament is glass, I cut the word joy out of vinyl. Then you can stick it on there, no glue needed. I added a couple of pearls in a turquoise blue for a pop of color.
Cort and I are going for haircuts and highlighting tonight.
Unfortunately it is only supposed to make it to the single digits....which makes going out a bit painful.
The things we do for beauty! ;)
Have a great day! Stay warm!
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The holidays are in full swing, and like many of you, am finding that I am busier than I have ever been! There is so much to do, that sometimes I have to take a step back and take a breath.
I have to remind myself to enjoy all of the little blessings the season brings.
Like, Cortney's innocence, her unwavering belief in Santa, and the little breathless, "Santa," she whispers when she meets him. Her sweet little voice singing to the Christmas carols playing in our kitchen as I cook dinner.
My son buying his "perfect" gifts for his dad....and yes, his girlfriend. ;)
Dressing my silly dogs up for the holidays....just because I can.
Listening to my 5th graders sing at their concert with their best singing voices.
Watching the snow fall outside, knowing that I have a warm safe home to take comfort in.
Eggnog Latte from Starbucks. ;)
Spending time with family and reconnecting with people that I haven't seen for awhile.
Creating holidays cards....which are my favorite.
My list is much longer, but I won't bore you with it any longer. ;)
It was colored with my Copic markers.
I added a few fun details like flocked jingle bells, mica flakes, lace, and a bit of ribbon.
Here's my little gal with her sweet smile, blue eyes, and a voice that will melt your heart. Her and I spent the day shopping and going out to lunch, so I couldn't resist taking a few photos of her by the trees.
We had brunch with Santa last week, and we were lucky enough to take this photo before meeting the jolly guy! ;) I will post those later since they are not yet edited.
And then there is my handsome, soon to be 17 year old, with a witty sense of humor, and kind heart.
He is growing so fast.....makes me want time to just stop in its tracks!
I have much to be thankful for.
The holidays have a way of reminding us of that.
Have a wonderful day my friends!
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Today is JustRite's last day of their new release for December....so we saved the best for last. ;) It is a beautiful set designed by our very own talented Becca Feekin. The set is called Elegant Celebrations. The fonts in this set are beautiful and I love the sayings.
She has also designed a Spellbinder's die, Heirloom Flourishes, that is elegant and goes beautifully with any project.
Since it is only in the teens here, my thoughts turned to a winter wedding. I chose soft purples and silver.
I used the pretty flourishes stamp to add a bit of purple to the back panel.
The snowflake/sentiment was matted against a Spellbinder's Label's Four die. I left the die in place, took my Sakura glue pen to outline the perimeter and then sprinkled it with silver glitter.
I wanted to add a bit of texture to the base of the card so I used the CrissCross Spellbinder's die. I once again used my glue pen to the perimeter and sprinkled it with silver glitter.
I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and embossed it in silver. The snowflakes are by Spellbinders and were given a bit of purple with my Copic airbrush system.
I added two Heirloom Flourishes...one at the top of the image and another at the bottom. I added a glittery silver pearl to it. :)
Be sure to visit the other girls' blogs. Each and every project is a stunner!
I am off to do a bit of Christmas shopping today. I feel so very far behind this year......but I am hoping to knock it out of the park today! Wish me luck! ;)
Have a great day my friends!
Friday, December 6, 2013
It's Friday people! That means only one more work day until the weekend! ;)
It also means another peek at this month's new release from JustRite.
It is such a fun vintage inspired set called, Just a Note.
I decided to create another box for Cortney's teachers to slip in a gift card.
The box cut can be found at the Silhouette store.
I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed it with pink Zing powder.
the fountain pens were stamped in red and given a coat of glossy accents.
I matted the sentiment using several different Spellbinder's dies.
I also added a bit of lace, seam binding, and a flower created using yet another Spellbinder's die.
Be sure to say hello to these talented girls!
Enjoy your Friday!
Thursday, December 5, 2013
I hope you are enjoying this month's new stamps by JustRite so far!
Today's set is a total must have!
It is a sentiment set.....and really, who couldn't use more sentiments? ;)
Plus, the font used is beautiful!
The set is called, Grand Thank You Sentiments.
I decided since Christmas is sneaking up on us rather quickly, I'd make a holiday box for Cort's teacher.
I used THIS box from Silhouette.
The snowflake was cut using a Spellbinder's die. It was covered in glossy accents and sprinkled with glitter.
The little felt flower is a Papertrey die. I added a little button, a miniature candy cane, and a silk bow topped with a sequin.
Here is the entire set. :)
And here is just a bit of enabling for you......how about a great sale on Christmas stamps? Click the icon below to do a little preChristmas shopping!
Have a wonderful day my friends!!!
Have a wonderful day my friends!!!
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Today is day two of JustRite's new December release!
Today's set is perfectly, deliciously vintage. It is called, Remember When.
To give this pretty background stamp a bit more interest, I stamped it twice. The first layer was sponged with a bit of pink Memento ink and the perimeter given a healthy dose of German Glass glitter.
The second layer was cut with a Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Nine die and given several layers of UTEE. It gives it shine and texture. I adhered it to the first layer using dimensional foam circles.
I can never seem to leave a card "naked." So I added a flower that I cut using the Rose Creations Spellbinder's die. I added pearls to the center, seam binding, string, a tag, and book paper leaves.
Be sure to stop by the other designers' blogs to see what they've whipped up using this fabulous background stamp!
Have a great Wednesday!!!
Have a great Wednesday!!!
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Time sure does fly doesn't it? ;)
I can't believe it is the start of a new month already! But that means it is time to show you JustRite's new releases for December!
This background stamp is called, Time Flies. It is a fun eclectic stamp. I stamped the background in Versamark and embossed it in gold. I gave it a hint of color with a pink Copic marker.
I stamped the wings with Versamark and embossed them in pink. I added a sticker to the banner portion, a flower cut from my Silhouette, leaves from a Spellbinder's die, and several sequins.
The design team did a great job of showcasing this stamp. I love the variety of styles and versions of this stamp!
Have a great day friends!