Sunday, November 22, 2009

Mint Goodness

Here are some cute little peppermint patty treat baskets.

I made these for the last of the craft fairs, for this year anyway, that I participated in this past Saturday. These make wonderful little gifts for teachers, classmates, or co-workers. They can also be used for place settings at Holiday tables or to hang on your tree as a tasty ornament. :)

I used Cambria's easy to follow directions to complete these in no time at all.

Have a great week!!


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Razzleberry Heaven

Sorry I missed posting last week! I've been working on several projects for two upcoming craft fairs and my 12 Day Holiday Extravaganza.

Purple has always been my favorite color and pretty much in any shade too. I have to say though that Stampin' Up!'s new in-color, Rich Razzleberry is just divine! It's so beautiful and purpley. :)

I will definitely be buying way more than I will ever use of this color just so I can gaze upon it's wonderfulness everyday. I used the faux silk technique on this card; stamping the main image on white tissue paper with Rich Razzleberry ink, then crumpling it up, gently flattening it out again and then gluing to white cardstock.

The image and sentiment are from the retired Essence of Love stamp set. I also used Old Olive cardstock and Cottage Wall DSP to complete the card.

I used the same color scheme for this card and more Cottage Wall DSP. I inked the Upsy Daisy stamp with Pale Plum and then used a sponge dauber to add some Rich Razzleberry to it. The sentiment was stamped using Old Olive.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Spread the Love

My daily reading list includes a fabulous blog, Understand Blue, owned by Lydia Fielder(Lydia is the artist that designed my blog banner.)

Because of Lydia's post Monday, I found out about a very special blog hop she is participating in this week, one that really hit close to home for me as I have a daughter the same age as Jaimie Cates. You can read Lydia's post and see her card here. To find out what this hop is all about, please go to the special blog that has been set-up to see how you can help Jaimie and her family.

Along the way, you will see some very talented and inspirational artists sharing their creations to help Spread the Love. If you have the chance, please send a card to Jaimie to let her know that there are people that care and wish her well.

My daughter wanted to help make a card for Jaimie, so this is what we came up with...

She water colored the flowers and butterfly and popped the large flower and butterfly on dimensionals. It's hard to see, but she also used Twinkling H2Os on some of the flowers. We wanted to keep it simple yet cheerful. I think she did a great job!!