Sunday, October 31, 2010

RAKs and a Rosette Sample for Debbie

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!  I almost forgot to post a couple of cards I received for Fall and Halloween.  I can't believe we're heading in to November already!
This first card is from Tammi! My pic of her card doesn't do it justice!  I'm not a good photographer at all!  You can see more of  her beautiful creations here.  You'll love all of them!  Thank you very much, Tammi!  

This next card is from Suzan!  Isn't this witch the cutest?  You can see more of Suzan's beautiful creations here.Thank you so much, Suzan!

You can stop here as the following is just a sample of a layered rosette using Tim Holtz's Paper Rosette die.  I ran into Debbie at one of our LSS and we were talking about this die and how much we love it.  I just wanted to show her how I layer the pieces or "nest" the pieces.

I die-cut 3 pieces according to how many of each color paper I want my rosette to be.  The base layer, I leave as is, the second layer (from the outside in) I cut down to 1" (lay the scallops on the 1" line of your paper cutter), and the third piece is cut down to 3/4".  Before I start working on my rosette, I punch a 1" circle from cardstock and place a 3-D Glue Dot in the center and leave this on the side.  I accordian fold each piece and adhere the ends together.  I randomly add a touch of glue around the base rosette and "nest" the next layer in the pleats, keeping the inside ends even.  I again add a touch of glue around the second layer but in different areas so the glue doesn't "bunch up" in the same spot.  Nest your next layer, keeping the ends even.  Flatten out your rosette, turn it over, and while holding it down on your work surface with one hand, take the 1" circle with the glue dot and place it over the center.  Flip your rosette over to the right side and your rosette will now stay in place and you can adorn it whichever way you want to.  Here's a sample of a two- and three-layered rosette.  Nothing fancy, just a sample.
Well, that's it and October is already behind us!  I wish you all a wonderful new week and welcome November with more fun and crafting!  Thank you for stopping by, and until next time, stay safe.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Just Magnolia Week 79 Sketch

Happy Saturday, going on Sunday!  I decided to take a break from cleaning out my craft room and came across this sketch challenge over at Just Magnolia.  This sketch is by the lovely and talented Dawny P.  It's funny how when you don't play with Copics for a while, you feel you have to learn all over again (for me that is!).  So I decided to start out with a simple card to get back in the groove. 
My card base is the usual 5.5" square and I just got my new SU! "Cherry Cobbler" textured CS and I just love this color! It is now my fave of the reds.  I apologize for the lousy pic. It was so hard to get the right colors because of the glitter on her wings and socks. The DPs are from Cosmo Cricket "Mitten Weather" mini deck that I got from Tammi! (Thank you Tammi!). I didn't cut the layers correctly so I had to end up using something "smaller" to fit!  Hence, I used the Holly Envelope (#422 from Diana's store - click on my sidebar) and this cute mini Tilda from the Magnolia Fall kit. I'm not sure of her name but it may be Starlight Tilda. She is so cute and tiny!  The circle is from SB Big Scalloped Circles LG that I embossed with a Sizzix "Frost" embossing folder. It's hard to tell from the pic but I used some taupe colored ribbon from SU! and placed a strip of red ribbon on it.  The red rose is from my GF Suzan.  (Thank you Suzan!). The ticket sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps by Raindrop Echo Designs.  Here's the lovely sketch by Dawny P.
I apologize . . . for some reason Blogger won't let me insert the sketch. You can see it on the Just Magnolia site. Well, tomorrow is the last day of October and HALLOWEEN!!!  I wish you all a fun and safe "trick or treating" tomorrow evening.  Thanks for stopping by.
P.S.  Tomorrow I will be sharing a paper rosette using Tim Holtz's rosette die for a non-blogging friend, Debbie, whom I met at one of our local scrapbook store.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Happy Tuesday fellow crafters!  I have my very first Halloween card for this year to share with you.  Actually, I kinda jumped the gun on this one as it was supposed to be for one of Tamiko's Thursday Teasers, but our assignment was changed and I almost forgot about this card.  At least I can say I made "one" Halloween card:
I used a CC Rubber Stamp Swiss Pixies "Halloween Brigitta."  Isn't she adorable???  I love her with her spider costume.  My card base is a 5.5" square from black linen CS, followed by some orange Bazzill dotted CS.  The DP is from Debbie Mumm's Harvest & Holiday collection that I received from my dear and lovely friend Suzan (thanks Suzan!).  It's so pretty and sparkly with all the glitter so it was rather hard to take a good photo and I apologize for the glare.  The ghost border punch at the top is a MS PAP from my sweet and talented friend Jodi (thanks Jodi!).  I colored her with Copics, then added Prisma Glitter to her hair, wings and boots.  I also colored another hat, cut it out and adhered with pop dots for dimension.  You can barely see it, but I tied a piece of black floss around the tip of her hat and attached a spider that I cut out from another piece of DP, and adhered it to the flower.  The pumpkin button is attached with black floss to the bow.  (Thanks for the button Suzan!)
Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope your week has gotten off to a great start!  I'm still cleaning and reorganizing my messy craft room and apologize for not visiting as many sites as I would like to.  But I'll be there visiting soon again! 

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Happy Thursday, fellow crafters!  For today's Tamiko's Thursday Teaser, the CT's assignment was to use both a sketch, and we were given a chance to alter a CC Design image this ONE TIME only.  We were allowed to swap a head with a different body, but no "wiping away" anything.  I would like your feedback after you have seen what I came up with so we can let CC Designs know your thoughts.  So on to my card:
Can you guess what I did?  I took the head from "Fairy Tales Belle" and put her on "Cupcake Kiki's" body.
My card base is 5.5" square using Bazzill white CS, layered with CTMH Sweet Leaf (very old CS), then Bazzill dotted CS.  I die cut three different sizes using my SB Big Scalloped Circles LG from some DP I had in my stash.  I couldn't find the right size acrylic hearts so I just used some pink heart confetti I had on hand to put on the cupcake and on the butterflies.
The bottom border is die-cut from my Marianne design Creatables ribbon die.
Here is the sketch we were provided for this assignment:
Thank you to Taylored Expressions for this wonderful, fun sketch.
So, what do you think of this altered CC Design image I created? 
I have one more thing to share with you.  As we approach the hectic holiday season, I will be on "sabbatical" through the end of the year as far as Tamiko's CT is concerned.  I will continue to post my other projects that I have put on the side.  Truly, so many images to play with and not enough time to finish it all.  Thank you for stopping by today, and since the weekend is right around the corner, I wish you all a fun-filled weekend, and some happy crafting!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

TAMIKO'S THURSDAY TEASER - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Happy Thursday fellow crafters!  It's time again for Tamiko's Thursday Teaser.  Our assignment this week is the color pink to acknowledge that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month*. Lets band together and support our fellow Sisters around the world, and remember to get yourself checked.  So here's my card:

My card base is 5.5" square cut from SU! pink pirouette CS, then layered with a smaller DP from MME-Lost and Found/Market Street "Lovely" Shabby Chic.  This paper is so pretty with lots of nice deep pink glitter scattered around.  I used my SB heart Nesties to die-cut the two hearts, from Bazzill CS.  I love butterflies and chose to ink up Flutter Anya  from The Greeting Farm, and paper-pieced the bottom of her dress.  (Note: I didn't want to play hit or miss and ruin this beautiful DP so I stamped her dress part on plain CS, cut out the portion I wanted, placed it over the area I wanted on the DP, used a black Multiliner pen and drew around the shape so it looks like it was stamped and it saved me so much of the pretty paper.  I just can't seem to ink up only the portion I want to paper-piece and stamp it perfectly on the DP so this is my "cheat" way!)  She is colored with Copics and I added Prisma Glitter to her wings.  She is popped up with foam tape for dimension.  I needed to balance my focal point so I used two Hope ribbons with a tiny pink paper flower attached to each ribbon, and a bow and flower (colored with Copics) added to her hair.  I also added a small piece of pink crochet lace trim between the two hearts and tried not to cover up the pretty DP.  You can get this sweet Flutter Anya from Tamiko's online store here, or by clicking on her store icon on my sidebar. *For the month of October, Tamiko is offering an additional 10% off of your purchase in recognition of Breast Awareness Month.  At checkout, in the comment box, type in PINK10.  That's all you have to do!  Please visit my sisters on Tamiko's CT to see their lovely creations.  Thank you for stopping by today.  The winter weather is fast approaching and so many friends have been catching a cold so please keep warm and stay healthy.