Friday, January 29, 2010

Thank You

Brrrrr! It is cold in Wisconsin this morning. Negative 10* and then wind chill to boot! Thank you to everyone who braved the cold yesterday to come visit us and create. We had a lot of fun.
This card was made from the left overs from the card posted the day before. Its a pocket card. Pull out the inside to reveal the hidden message. I also put a piece of patterened paper in the back of the main card as well to add a more finished look. I'll give Dawn what little bits of left overs are still remaining and you know she will come up with yet another idea for you that is cool.
Supplies: Basic Grey patterned paper, My Minds Eye paper...used the solid colored backs on 3 of their patterned papers because I love the texture and colors, Inque Boutique stamp set...they are 50% off right now at Picture This.....Ek Success border punch, brads, Versa color ink pads, Creative Imaginations ribbon, Swiss Dots embossing folder.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Victorian Elegance

This is our sweet make-n-take for you today from 11-1pm. I created it using soft pinks in theme for Valentines but it could very well be used for a wedding wishes card too.

Supplies" Basic Grey" rose background print.
My Minds Eye papers, 3 different Cuttlebug embossing folders, May Arts ribbon, Cloud Nine epoxy heart, Nestibilities, Marvy scalloped circle punch and a sanding block.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Kitty Bride

I have to post these now since Dawn posted hers. Mine was part of a Stamp Board we have been doing at Picture This. Our first stamp from our special board sold out in just 5 days. So we have been working on the next board. It should hit the floor within the next couple days. We are always working to help keep your creative juices flowing. So now you have 3 ideas with the same paper.......2 here and then another on Dawns blog post from yesterday.
Supplies: Cosmo Cricket papers from their Everafter line, Cats Pajamas Stamp, MS heart border punch, Cuttlebug folders and Nesites. Versa Color ink used to soften the edges in a matching color. Copic markers, gems.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Another bold pattern project. I used Nestabilities to cut out one of the flowers and then layered it and attached with mounting foam. The Moroccan embossing folder was used on the green part to give this card texture. I lightly inked it with Tim Holtz Distress inks. And Dawn and I have been using a lot of twill lately on our projects. I stamped on the twill with an Hero Arts set. The paper is by Dream Street and called Chamomile. I am sad to say this company is another going out of business. I picked them up 5 years ago when they were a new company and I too had just opened my store.
Blog Surprize: Mention you saw this posting this week and you get the Moroccan Cuttlebug Embossing folder for 50% off!!!! Don't ya just love surprizes? (valid Jan.26th-Jan.29th)
Well we designers here at Picture This are cooking up a fun surprize for our blog followers that will be revealed Feb. 15th. I am excited and can hardly wait til then!!

Bold Designs

Are you afraid to use bold designs? Don't be. In moderation...they can really make your project pop. these 3 cards were made using the floral and the matching stripe. The paper is Scenic Route and when its gone...its gone. They are another company that we have enjoyed their papers who have went out of business. Small businesses are closing doors at an alarming rate so be sure to support your favorite ones. Are you aware that for every $100 spent at a small business......about $68 goes back into community. If you spent that same $100 at big box store....only about $43 goes back and if you buy on line.......none goes back into your community.
Just some food for thought for today.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Shimmer Heart

Need a quick Valentine card? Pull out your Cuttlebug. It makes whipping up a card easy.
This was one of the cards I offered in class Monday night. I showed how to use the repositional tape to hold in place while you run a few layers thru your Cuttlebug. That way the pattern matches on all layers. I pop dotted the heart for demention. And then spritzed the whole card front with Old Lace Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Winter Finery

All the trees were covered with a thick coating of frost this morning. It was a very pretty drive on the way to work. I love when they are all white. The closer I got to Eau Claire though....the less white they were. Must have been a tad bit colder down my way.

Rubber Stamp Tapestry

This card was designed using Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamps. They are individual peg stamps similiar to the Judith stubbies. So they are very easy to use and you are able to change the looks every time by using different inks. I usually have the envelope handy when I stamp so I can stamp something corrdinating on the flap or lower front.
Supplies: Floral Filigree Wreath RST set, stickles, Penny Black sentiment, EK Success corner punch, Bazzil cardstock, May Arts ribbon and Versacolor inks.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bear Valentine

This is a fun card I taught in my Copic Fun classes yesterday. The outside has a little hidden message you reveal when flap is lifted. And inside you see the whole message when you pull out the bear tab.
Supplies: all stamps Judith Stamps, paper daisy d;s, Copic markers, Hero Arts flower accent, May Arts ribbon, Momento black ink and versa pigment inks to distress edges.
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

St. Pats Card

Here is the other card I promised yesterday. I didn't have any stamps so I used paper. I punched out 3 hearts and just cut my own stem. Poof! A card. I used a border punch to frame the design and just cut the lengths needed to put around my rectangle.
Supplies: Tonic concave corner punch, EK Success border punch, heart punch, Hero Arts black gems, Fiskars paper, cardstocks.

I gave Dawn the left overs from yesterdays card and todays so you will also get to see another idea for each of these papers. How fun. The speedy chickaroo she is....she already had the red floral posted on her blog when I got up at 5:30. (I just gave her the leftovers yesterday)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Here's a quick Valentine anyone can whip up. If you don't have a heart stamp....use a cuttlebug heart die or a heart shaped punch...short of that...cut out your own heart like we used to do in grade school. I changed over the entry table yesterday so needed to quick make some samples for the table. I will share a St. Pats one tomorrow.
Supplies: Making Memories vine paper, Northwoods stamp, Tim Holtz Fired Brick ink, CB emboss folder and nestabilites label die, Hero Arts gemstone.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Silver Rose

Time to start thinking of Valentines. Time just goes way too fast!
I used all metallic cardstocks on this one to give it an elegant look. I heat embossed the rose to tie in with the shimmer.I got the layout design off a card I saw on Splitcoast Stampers a few months ago and just tweaked it. I create my own 'sketches' from card ideas and have a tablet of sketches to refer to when I need to come up with a card idea quick. Its just like sketches for scrapbooking....just on a smaller scale.
Supplies: Metallic CS, MS punch, Nestabilites tag, Judith stamp, silver embossing power, EK Sucess corner punch and May Arts ribbon.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Girl on the moon

I had fun yesterday trying to use a pink 8x11 sheet and a green 8x11 sheet and made 5 cards from those 2 sheets. This is one of the cards. The close up shows I stamped the dress on the patterned paper andcut out and attached over the colored image. The green/pink papers were cut into squares and then all glued together on a dark green cs to create the background.

Supplies: Patterned paper at Picture This, Amuse stamp, Copic markers, Bo Bunny ribbon, Worldwin CS.

5 cards...2 pieces of pattern paper

These are the 5 cards I made out of 2 8x11 patterned cardstocks. The close ups and info on the tree and girl cards are in other posts. The heart one is just using the concentric Cuttlebug die. Dark Glorious green was thecardstock color used to match.

Dainty Tree

I am not normally a soft, feminine type of card maker but after working with these papers... I do like how they they turned out. You can see on the close up that I Cuttllebugged the green strip before laying the pretty ribbon over the top of it. I thought it just need a little extra texture.
Supplies: autumn Leaves stamp, olive versa ink, May Arts heart ribbon, Hero Arts pink pearls, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Worldwin cardstock. All supplies available at Picture This.