Wednesday, December 26, 2012

PTI White on White Blog Hop

My shopping is done, and so is my wrapping.  My niece is hosting Xmas, so I had some free time to play.

I made this for the Paper Trey  PTI December Blog Hop: white on white. 

I did not want to do a familiar snow or wedding themed white card.  So I thought and thought, and this is what I came up with.  I decided not to put on a sentiment, because I did not want to take away from the design.  Plus I didn't make this for any specific upcoming occasion.  This way in the future, I can still put an appropriate sentiment.

I used PTI Mega Gracious Vases die cuts, and the Filigree Border die.  The ribbons, flowers, and pearls are pieces I have in my stash.  You all have "a stash", right?  The flowers are white and off-white.  I liked the bit of contrast they offered.  The paper is from PTI (white and rustic cream), except for the far right side vase.  That is a glittered paper from Reminisce.

I was originally going to have a horizontal card, and scored 2 lines to use as the base-shelf for the vases.  But the vases and flowers were too tall this way, and I didn't like it.  So I was playing around and turned the card base, and I decided I liked the vases on a vertical card. And I really liked the way the 2 scored lines added some more vertical interest.

That's all for now.  Hope you had a great holiday.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, December 21, 2012

CAS using heat embossing

For this card, I used the colors from The Play Date Cafe and the sketch from Clean and Simple .  I flipped the sketch to take advantage of the position of the microscope.

I also used the challenge from Friday Mash-Up - a clean and simple design using heat embossing. 
I need to make several thank-you cards for my co-workers.  They are a great bunch of people that did a really nice thing for me.  Since I am a science teacher, I thought this would be appropriate.  And it was quick and easy to create, so I will be able to quickly put together several more. 
  • paper - solid: PTI, patterned: My Mind's Eye
  • stamps - image: Gina K; sentiment: Sweet and Sassy
  • other: versamark ink and black embossing powder
Thanks for stopping to look. 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Snowman Ornament

Woo Hoo - crafting with my son!!
My older son's job has a "hand-made ornament" contest every year for their company Xmas tree.   After some encouragement from his girlfriend, Joe created a Pinterest account and found this ornament:

Now, you should know that Joe's job is in a candle-making facility.  So, he did not want to use the flame-less candle, but one of the candles made at his job. 
Joe shared this picture with me, and asked if I had the supplies to recreate it.  And of course I do (but he knew that).  So one night after work, he came over, and we had a good time (at least I did) creating the ornament you see at top.  It is now hanging on the company tree:
To make the 2 base circles, we used the white cardboard packing from a package of Stampin Up paper, and inked the edges with some blue - the brim of the hat is the Stampin Up Word-window punch, and some ribbon.  The arms we cut off the Stampin Up large snowflake punch.
Joe needed to incorporate his voting ID number, so that is how the sign came into the design. 
I can't wait to see what he wants to do next year!!
Thanks for looking!