Tuesday, November 30, 2010


I made this for a friend's birthday.  I thought it had a real masculine feel about it and that's what I wanted.  I saw one similar in the June 2010 CARDS magazine.  I loved the idea of using the eyelets as embellishments.  I so seldom use eyelets and yet I really like the look of them
The 'special' is a JoAnn Essentials which came in six pack of metal embellishments.  I used Versamark and black embossing powder.  This is the first time I've tried embossing powder on something like this and it worked so cool (except it got pretty hot and I really warmed up my fingertip).

I Distress Inked  the inside papers with Frayed Burlap and ran them (plain white printer paper with sentiment printed) through my crinkle crimper.  Another thing I rarely use but I sure do like the effect.  I also used it on the front mat paper of the world map.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Secret Santa Gift Box

I belong to Your Paper Pantry and if you so chose you could join and participate in a Secret Santa Swap.  You filled out a questionnaire about what you liked and what you'd put on a wish list for Santa, in return you got someone elves to fill.  I received my Secret Santa box in today's mail.  What super fun was this.  Many many thanks to my Secret Pal - Jane Bain - for filling my box full of goodies!

Monday, November 15, 2010


We have a young friend who recently competed in the Bands of America which had their regional finals here in St George. Well low and behold they took first place (Clovis West High School in Clovis CA). We are so proud of him and his accomplishments and I wanted to make a card just personally for him.

The colors are his school colors gold and maroon. Papers are a mat stack I bought from Target (yeah can you believe Target?) they also came with matching color envelopes. The card base is AC Damask that I picked up at Tuesday morning, just love this cardstock, if you see it grab it!
The gold mat has been embossed with my Cuttlebug and the Musical embossing folder. Grungeboard # and Number 1 are Tim Holtz run through my XYRON upside down and then glittered (Yah Wooo I finally remembered to do this, works so slick). Bravo is a rub on from My Sentiments Exactly.  All edges inked with Distress Ink.
Congrats Jer, we are super proud of you!!!
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Graphic 45 Tin Box


I picked up a K&Company paper pak called Tim Coffey Fall and fell in love with the double side papers in it. These are all included in that pack. I used the Leave it to Weaver Fiskars border punch to thread the ribbon and punched the opposite side with the Apron Lace border punch. The butterfly was punched twice an EK Success punch. I put the bottom one flush then heavily Glossy Accented the top one and popped it up. The sentiment is a rub on from My Sentiments Exactly. Edges inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
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