All posts filed under: dry embossing

Blue Bird

I made this card for the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS last night.   Jo (reddyisco) has many beautiful cards to take inspiration from!  I found one that I wanted  to case, but used a different stamp and colored it with copics.  The background embossing is done in the cuttlebug with the Floral screen folder.  I added a green edge punched panel in place of her ribbon and a button instead of a bow.  I’m so happy with how it turned out!  I really like this little Flourishes bird and branch together from the Home Tweet Home set. Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Deena Advertisements

A Look Back (Tutorials)

I thought it would be fun to have a look back at some of my favourite projects and tutorials that I’ve enjoyed making! CLICK THE LINKS for details on any of these projects. This sympathy card samples two techniques:  Cutting FABRIC FLOWERS using the cuttlebug  and it effectively shows off the BLACK MAGIC TECHNIQUE too.   I explored the versatility of the cuttlebug and borderabilities to cut and emboss this Christmas card.   I had so much fun coming up with this mini backpack scrapbook tutoria lto share with my friends at Scrapbook Crazy!   I first had the idea for these clear acetate bonbon boxes on SCS, but gave them a twist of my own.  They make great Valentine or Easter treats and can be embellished for any holiday!  The full tutorial for these can be seen HERE.   I’m super proud of my Flat Fold Gift Boxes! I love the simple design, and they fold down flat to store or ship easily! Love that! I hope you enjoyed having a look back at …

Weddings and Anniversaries

Wow, I can’t believe a whole week has passed since I posted last!  I have been low on mojo lately…maybe I’m just enjoying the lazy days of summer.  I hope to find my groove again though, as I am feeling really out of touch with my crafty online friends!  I hope to get around to visiting your blogs soon too! Last week I finished up 75 of these wedding invitations and RSVP cards for my niece’s wedding in October.  She has mailed them out and is anxiously awaiting the return of the RSVPs.   I was so happy to have the opportunity to make these for her and her fiancé!  My niece is crazy about the color pink and she was very decisive about having pink and black invitations.  It is her overall color theme for the wedding too.  I have been seeing this modern, trendy color scheme at other weddings lately too!  I had complete creative license with the rest though and gave her a few options to choose from.   She chose to keep …

Best Teacher!

With the end of school in sight and our Crafty Creations challenge being a great color combo this week, this card was born!  I need a few teacher cards for “thank you’s” and this one will be for my son’s kindergarten teacher.  The Crafty Creations challenge theme set by Georgia is to make a card in black and white with a splash of red!  I love this combo, because it can be so elegant, or it can be striking and theatrical, or simply bold and fun!  The DT did a great job of showing all these styles I think, so pop on over for some inspiration! I used my Cricut to cut the boy/chalkboard silhouette and the book icon from “A Child’s Year”.  I get so much use out of the cartridge!!  So, I am also entering this into Speedy’s Friends challenge to make a silhouette card. The chalkboard words are from  a set called Homeroom by the Paper Company Studio, and Imaginisce snag ’em stamps.   The background stamp and the “thank you” behind the …

Birthday Cards!

Hi! It’s another beautiful hot day here in Montreal! I had a wonderful long weekend with the boys, swimming in our new pool, and have been spending most of my time outdoors! You know what that means…not a whole lot of stamping going on! I do have to get more birthday cards done and I have 70 wedding invitations to make for my niece, so I really should get inside my craft room…but it’s soooo hard when I’m enjoying the first sunny hot days of the season! I wish I had a craft area outdoors! lol These are some french birthday cards that I made last week.  They are clean and simple but I tried to use some eye catching colors for some pop! Have a wonderful, creative day!!!! Deena

In Sympathy

A woman I know and speak to often at my son’s school, lost her MIL to cancer yesterday. I made this card for her tonight.  It has been painful and difficult to learn of each stage of the progression of her cancer, as my own MIL was diagnosed with terminal stage 4 lung cancer and has been following the same path jut a couple of months behind her. It is a blessing that my family and I are leaving today to visit with my MIL.  She is still in her home with palliative care, so we will be able to spend some much needed time together.  We spent time with her over Christmas and she was still quite well, although very tired, but she has weakened a great deal since.  She is strong in spirit though and that is what really is important. I used the new F4A1 challenge on SCS to help me with this card…we were to use texture, patterned paper and a color we do not use much.   NAVY is definitely a …

A Winner and a New Challenge!

Hi!!  Sorry I’m getting this up a bit late today, but my son has been home sick for the last three days (flu) and I’ve been busier than usual! I have a WINNER to announce from our CRAFTY CREATIONS blog hop last week!!  Alos, the grand prize winners and personal DT blog winners are all posted now at Crafty Creations Challenge blog, so go on over and see who else won! For my blog candy, Random.org picked:  LINDA Lovely Linda http://lovelylindascraftcentral.blogspot.com/ Congratulations Linda!!! We have a new CHALLENGE up as well, brought to us this week by MANDY.  Her challenge is to use “WINGS” on our projects!! OUR NEW GUEST DESIGNER for the month of February is PEGGY ELMS!  I will be sharing her lovely creations with you here on my blog each Wednesday along with my own, as she does not have her own blog (YET)! 😉   Please show her some love too! PEGGY My challenge card I’m so glad you stopped by!!  You always brighten my day, thank you!