this wonderfully done YouTube tutorial by Beadifulnights I did!! It probably took me 3 hours or more and I'm sure it isn't perfect, but I adore it and it is so comfortable to wear. The best part is I got to pick whatever beads and colors I wanted so it is just my style!
I'll be back soon with a Clean & Simple Christmas card I really like, as soon as I get enough sunlight to take a decent picture.
Thanks for visiting and have a great day!
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
I've been working to come up with some designs for our annual Stamp-a-Stack which is coming up October 6th. Since I've been neglecting my stamping for jewelry lately I'll post four cards at once. I have another done, but haven't yet photographed it.
My new order from SU will be here on Friday so I'll have more stuff to play with and post then! This first one is using the new Holiday Frame embossing folder. I love how the Cherry Cobbler baker's twine looks but the punch I used on the corners is not by Stampin' Up! so I don't think we'll be making this one.
For this one i stamped an ornament from Delightful Decorations on the Limited Edition DSP then embossed it with clear powder. I have ordered the Cherry Cobbler powder so next time I can stamp with Versamark instead of the Versamark then Cherry Cobbler combination.
This style of stamping has a name, something like Subway style?!? Basically you just gather a large number of sentiments and stamp them in varrying directions. I have at least 15 different stamps on here, many from very old retired stamp sets, all stamped in various shades of green. The card base is Gumball Green, and it is finished off with some Cherry Cobbler Seem Binding. Are you getting the idea that I like Cherry Cobbler for Christmas cards??
Thanks for visiting! Why don't you let me know YOUR VOTE if you had to choose which of these you'd want to make at a Holiday Stamp-a-Stack.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
PS- Beads are the only ones not labeled in this particular storing tray. Maybe agate??
Monday, September 24, 2012
Still trying to figure out this photography thing... was trying to make myself a really simple bracelet in colors that I wear a lot for every day wearing. While I really like how it turned out, it is still pretty style specific, so not exactly an every day piece.
Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Forgive my photography. Either I'm struggling or something is up with my camera because it took me dozens of pictures to get these ho-hum shots. I need to experiment with my backgrounds I guess, and maybe learn a little something about my camera settings. I HOPE it isn't that something is wrong with my camera!!
So what do you think? I already wore this playful set and had so much fun with it! Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back with more jewelry for sure, and some Christmas cards too.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Looking for a super simple, quick and easy Christmas card design? Then look no further! I have designed this card to be stepped up three times, adding a tiny bit of detail each time. Choose the version you are comfortable with or experiment with all four!
Can you guess what was added?
Ignore the funky bow... I did get tired of it and fixed it eventually.
That's better (the bow I mean). Did you spot each of the added details? So what do you think? Still Clean & Simple, eh?!!
This just might be similar to something at our upcoming Annual Christmas Stamp-a-Stack in Kenton, Ohio coming up on October 6th. Let me know if you are interested- all are welcome!
Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Hello again! I'm back with my very first Christmas card of the season. You may be seeing more of these in the days to come. Our annual Christmas Stamp-a-Stack is just around the corner, October 6th, so I've got some designing to do. If you are interested in details let me know and I'll be sure to fill you in! (It is held in Kenton, Ohio)
For this one I used this sketch from iSpy Sketches. Isn't it fun?! Initially I intended to follow the sketch exactly and put a circle embellishment towards the bottom... but then realized that my large embossed snowflake did sort of the same thing, so I left it off. Less is more, right?!
Well, I hope you like it! Come again soon!
Stamps: Petite Pairs
Colors: Raspberry Ripple, Regal Rose, Pink Pirhouette, Whisper White
Accessories: square punch, Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin ribbon, Modern Label punch, Big Shot, Northern Flurry embossing folder, basic rhinestones
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Have you ever designed an entire card thinking you were using one color, only to find out it was another color? Oftentimes I use my color coach to come up with color ideas...not necessarily for the combo suggestions, but just to spin out my own ideas until I come up with something I like. I had decided on Calypso Coral, Raspberry Ripple and Pink Pirhouette... but ended up using Peach Parfait instead of Calypso Coral, and only noticed when my ink didn't match the cardstock! DUH!
Turns out I think I like it better anyway. And bonus, the tiny butterfly was already stamped and punched and in the stamp case! Obviously the ONLY thing I kept the same from yesterday's card was the sketch. And I'm fine with that. I couldn't bring myself to just change the sentiment to make it a birthday card when it started as a sympathy card. Plus, this sketch was so fun, it only makes sense to use it again in a completely different direction!
Thanks for stopping in to see me today! I appreciate your visits and your kind comments (not so much all the crappy spam I've been getting. Yesterday it was "Oh, I really appreciate this kind of post. Please visit me at Hor$ny Asian Wom@n". Uh, delete! And I'm so not typing those words exactly or I know I'll get all kinds of junk!)
Monday, September 10, 2012
Good Monday morning, I hope. I found a fabulous new sketch challenge blog this weekend called Fab Friday. This sketch is their FIRST EVER challenge! So excited I found it right from the beginning. The simplicity of this sketch really appealed to me- lots of room to add those unique creative touches. Found out that I needed a sympathy card just before I put the sentiment on so this quickly went from birthday to a sympathy card. Don't worry, I did a second variation for a birthday which you'll see tomorrow.
Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers
Colors: Lucky Limeade, Basic Gray, Marina Mist, Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Stripes embossing folder, Flower Garden embossing folder, Kiwi Kiss corduroy button (remember those?!), Pinking Hearts border punch, Modern Label punch
Friday, September 7, 2012
Good morning fellow crafters! How about a fallish card to kick off the weekend? I had a variety of inspirations for this one but mostly it came from my head. Found a great new (to me) challenge site too, Stampin' Celebration which hosts monthly challenges. Yep, I have an entire month to make it, edit, post and enter. Yippee, my kind of deadline! For September their challenge is to be inspired by the fallish photo they provided which I linked at the bottom of this post.
I always think of texture when I use fall colors, not sure why. So I whipped out the woodgrain embossing folder which is horizontal instead of verticle so doesn't show up the best in my lighting this morning. (Hence the last picture)
Here's the "other" shot of the texture- if this photo seems odd it is because the card is standing on its side. And here is the Stampin' Celebration inspiration photo:
Thanks for stopping by again and have a great weekend!
Stamps: One in a Million
Colors: Naturals Ivory, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze
Accessories: Apothecary Accents framelits, Blossom punch, Triple Layer flower punch, Boho Blossom punch, Naturals Buttons, Big Shot, Woodgrain embossing folder, Paper Piercing pack essentials, dotted scalloped ribbon border punch
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Phew! Well, I'm in a mad rush so this will be short. Excited to participate in the Brand Spankin' New blog: Color Me Beautiful and their very first challenge. I made this yesterday and just noticed that I have less than 30 minutes to upload my card! Yikes! I don't want to miss it... so here goes.
Thanks for stopping by! I've got something else to share tomorrow too! Woohoo!
Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Petite Pairs
Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Petite Pairs
Colors: Wisteria Wonder, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Gray, Perfect Plum, Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Pennant Punch, Beautiful Wings Sizzlit, Punch Pack, Mini silver brads, First Edition DSP, oval punch, scalloped oval punch, basic pearls