Wednesday, September 5, 2012

I Have A Lot To Share

One of the reason's I love working with Crafter's Companion is that I'm always so excited when I get to play with product before it is out on the market. This week I was lucky enough to get to work with Sheena Douglass' new A Little Bit Festive stamps. These stamps will be available on September 13th in the Crafter's Companion store and I think you are going to really like them.

To make this card, I stamped out my image and colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers.  Still loving them!!!  Then I went a little crazy. I wanted the feel of a very wintery scene so I got out my Glossy Accents, my Stampendous Shaved Ice and my Martha Stewart Crystal Course glitter.

I started by folding a piece of scrap paper in half lengthwise. I put my image on top of the folded paper and wiped over it with a dryer sheet. This will help the glitter and shaved ice from sticking where it isn't supposed to stick. Then I used the glossy accents to outline the areas I wanted the "heavy snow". Then I opened up my Shaved Ice and sprinkled it over the glossy accents. I pressed down gently with my fingers. Next I picked up the image and tapped it gently over my folded piece of paper. Now to save every little bit, I pick up my folded paper and pinch it together a bit and use it as a funnel to pour the extra bits back into the container. Easy! I followed the same process with my glitter. Then I set it aside to dry.

Now I stamped out my sentiment and scanned it through my computer so I could adjust the size down a bit. I cut out the sentiment and the mat with my Nestabilities Dies. Then I stapled on a bit of ribbon. All that was left was to put the card together. I layered some papers and then my colored image and then used my double sided adhesive squares to "pop" the sentiment up off the page a bit. Voila! All done.  What do you think?? 

Lucky for me I had this project all ready to go this week because yesterday I came home from taking my children to school and found that my dogs had gotten into some medications and eaten them.  Since I wasn't home at the time, I had no idea who had eaten them so I had to take them all to the vet.  Long story short - two of my three dogs are home and doing fine.  One is still there and if all goes well will be home tomorrow.  It has been a scary and stressful couple of days. 
 

Last night to take my mind off of things, I pulled out a card making kit that I have had for quite awhile and made three cards.  I was motivated by challenge 1 of the Big Idea Festival going on September 4th - 17th at Big Pictures Classes (for free).   Stacy Julian has put out a challenge to everyone to Make Someones Day by sending them an actual handwritten letter or card. 

I used one of the cards I made and to write a nice letter to a cousin that I haven't talked to in a long time.  I even mailed it!!  lol  I challenge you to do this too.  Do it right now.  Pick up a piece of paper and a pen and write a letter and actually mail it!!  You will make someone VERY happy!  Don't you remember the joy of going to the mailbox and getting a card or letter or package?   Google isn't cooporating with photo uploads so you are only going to get to see one of the three cards I made.  I will try to add them on my next post. 

This is getting very long so I will end here and talk to you again another day.  Don't forget to join in on this months challenge (Stripes and/or Dot) on the Crafter's Companion USA Challenge blog.  And don't forget that I have TWO giveaways going on right now that you need to be apart of so that you might win!!! 

See ya!

8 comments:

  1. Wow! These are all amazing cards, Stacy! Well defined lines on the 2nd card and I like the total effect on the 1st card.

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  2. Oh my goodness, I hope your doggie will be ok! That's SO scary!

    I LOVE your Christmas card - your coloring always amazes me! Your second card is absolutely adorable. I'm sure you will make your cousin's day when your card is received!!

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  3. I really really like what you did on the Christmas card. And I am sure your cousin will love getting the other card.

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  4. Pretty card! The other one is really cute. I love the colors on it!

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  5. Oh Stacy, I love love love this card!!! I've never heard of the Stampendous shaved ice...I'm going to have to see if I can track it down.

    So sorry to hear about your dog baby. I hope everything's okay now? We just lost one of ours about three weeks ago. It's amazing how close you become with silly old animals.

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  6. So pretty! I love all the sparkle the glitter gave it:) Thanks for sharing, I'm so going to have to try this out:) I am a new follower and would love if you followed my blog as well:)lol.

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L

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