Wednesday, December 24, 2008

DCBD #107

I just want to tell everyone first of all, Merry Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful time with your family and friends. Always remember the true reason why we celebrate CHRISTmas.

This is a picture of the sketch we were given by, Heidi. She wanted us to make a Christmas card from it. I ended up making two cards from it instead of one though. The other one I made is directly underneath this.

This is what I came up with. I loved this sketch. It was very easy to do. Try it yourself. You learn so much from doing this. Please let us know if you do and your blog so we can see it to.

Here is the recipe for this card:
Cardstock: Kraft, real red, whisper white, night of navy, handsome hunter, and DSP pattern pack (level 1 hostess) real red
Ink pads: Handsome hunter and versamark
Tools: Snow blossom punch, 1/2" circle punch, and small star punch
Accessories: Rhinestone circle brads, white and night of navy 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, and dazzling diamonds

DCBB 107 - 2

I made a second card using the same sketch, Heidi, gave us. I needed an anniversary card for my daughter and son-in-law's first anniversary. I had a lot of fun making this card. I do love how it turned out. When I mailed it I really tried to make it so the clip will not get broken en route.

This is the recipe for this card. Everything is SU! except for the silver paper.
Cardstock: Real red, basic black, shimmery white, and generic silver
Ink Pads: Real red and StazOn black
Marker: Real red
Stamp sets: Fun and Fast Notes and Defining Alphabet
Tools: 1 1/4" circle punch and 1 3/8" circle punch
Accessories: Whisper white 3/8" taffeta ribbon and mini library clip

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

DCBD #106

Hello everyone. Thanks for taking the time to come and check out my blog. We were given a color scheme for this weeks challenge. I have to admit I thought it was going to be hard to do because I do not have all of the In-Color stamp pads. Surprisingly though, it wasn't as hard as I thought. This is the color scheme we were given.

I hope I did it correctly. I used Kiwi Kiss and not Tangerine Tango because I thought we had a choice between the two. I guess I will find out when I see everyone else's.

This is what I came up with for this challenge. It is unique! Tell me if you think it is too much or not. Hopefully comments will help me get better. Being critiqued in a positive way is a good thing.

This is the recipe for this card.

Cardstock: Baja breeze, chocolate chip, riding hood red, and kiwi kiss

Stamp sets: Snow Swirled, Lovely as a Tree, and Best Yet

Stamp Pads: Baja breeze and Chocolate chip

Tools: Crimper, Ticket corner, Wide oval, Large oval, Photo corners, Snow blossom, and 1/2" circle punches, and sponge daubers

Accessories: Dazzling diamonds glitter and Bold brights real red brads

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Make and Take Class

Last night I had a class making some inexpensive Christmas gifts. Four ladies came to this class. It is so funny because we made a gift using a chocolate candy bar and women love their chocolate. I think they wanted to eat it more than use it for making into a gift. I have to say I do not share in most women's love of chocolate. I could take it or leave it. When I do have it, I prefer milk chocolate or white chocolate. The other types I do not like. This is a picture of the 4 things we made.
We were supposed to make a candle too, but it got too late to make it. I will have to show them how to do it another time. I love the DSP Holiday Treasures. It took me quite a while to come up with my gifts for this class, but I really liked the end results. My ornament is a little different than everyone else's I have seen. That is a goal of mine. I want to come up with my own ideas or at least change something I have seen and make it mine. I guess if I was in a real pinch I would case, otherwise I prefer not to. I hope this can help you have some ideas of things to make to give. This is the season for giving, of which, God gave us the best gift anyone could give, His only son.

DCBD #105

I am sorry I am a little late in getting my card on here. The sketch we were given this time was created by Selene. It was a lot of fun. Here is a picture of the sketch.

This sketch was a lot of fun to work with. Once again these challenges can be done by you also. Please let me know if you make a card with it and post it onto your blog. I want to see your work. It will also help you to have a card or two ready for whenever you need one. This is what I came up with. I worked with the tree about 4 times before I got it to look the way I liked it. Let me know what you think.

This is what I used to make this card.

Stamp Set: Fun and Fast Notes

Cardstock: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, and Holiday Treasures DSP

Ink: StazOn Black

Tools: Ticket Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Blender Pens, and Stampin' Pastels

Accessories: 1/4" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Chit Chat Rub-Ons

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

DCBD 104

Well, it is time for another challenge. We were given a color scheme to use for our card this time around. I don't know which is easier the color scheme or the sketch. They both can be challenging to do. It is fun though. The best part is the end result. Try and do this yourself sometime. These are the colors we were given to work with.
I have to say that I am happy with how this card turned out. The disappointing part is that when you take a picture of it, for some reason, it doesn't always look as good in the picture as it does in person. You will have to tell me what you think about it. You all know that I love to hear your comments. I think that is one of the best parts of doing this. I do love to see what everyone else comes up with too. Anyhow, here is the card that I made from this challenge.

Recipe for this card.

Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Summer Sun, Garden Green, and Pumpkin Pie

Stamp Sets: Organic Grace and Best Yet

Ink Pads: Basic Brown, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Summer Sun, and VersaMark

Tools: Coluzzle oval template and cutter, Corner Rounder, Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, and 1 1/4" circle punch

Accessories: Stamping sponge and Dazzling Diamonds glitter