Saturday, December 29, 2007
This uses one of my photos of White Point Beach here in Nova Scotia as the background., along with Just Joohanna sea horses and sentiment stamps.
This one is a reaal simple one tht uses the Just Johanna Eiffel Tower stamped four times, and a JJ sentiment stamp.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
These are just some odds 'n' ends I'd done earlier in the month, but forgotten to post. The first four are done with several stamps from Just Johanna, Sakura Glaze pens, Ancient Page inks, Martha Stewart border punch, Top Boss embossing powders, and Tulip® Glam-it-Up™ Iron on Crystals ™ and Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue®.
This one uses a Snowman stamp available at Scrappers' Haven.
This one uses a stamped image sent to me in a swap, paired with Inque Boutique flourishes.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Well, the holidays really snuck up on me this year. The only handmade cards completed were for my family. However, I did make several tags at least! These were created for a swap over at a friendly new site called Cococat's Cardmaking. They use Outlines and Anna Griffin stamps, Tulip® Glam-it-Up™ Iron on Crystals ™ affixed with Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue®, assorted embossing powders, and Sakura Glaze pens.
Visit, introduce yourself, tell them Deborah sent you! ;)
Hope you're all enjoying very happy, peaceful holidays with family and friends.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
I will send a handmade gift to the first three people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this Pay it forward exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise!
The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.
Once you sign up, you need to copy and paste the above paragraph on your blog, and leave me a link so that I can see it. Then you make the same promise so that three other lucky people will be the recipients of YOUR handmade work. You also need to e-mail me your postal address. This is important! You can send it here:
I came to this from Sue's Blog.
In the spirit of the season, let's pay it forward!
Monday, December 24, 2007
I tucked the coffee cup inside an Ellison die cut, and tied it with a length of beaded gold cord, then I added a couple of heart shaped peel-offs on the closures.
Monday, December 17, 2007
All stamps are Just Johanna. All adhesive used is Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue®.
For my three year old grandson, coloured with Sakura Glaze pens.
Gift tag, coloured with Prismacolour Art markers and Sakura Glaze pens. Candy Cane Stickles.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Hand stitching, beading on pink pearlized cardstock, Just Johanna scallop and sentiment stamped on Bazill grey cardstock, holes punched out around the scallop. "Peace" coloured with Tombow marker. Scallop pop-dotted for dimension. Background pearlized paper is from the Paper House. As usual, my favourite crafting adhesive, Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue®, was used for almost everything here.
I'm enjoying combining "whimsical" with "elegant;" sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. :)
JJ Flora Hugabundous heat embossed on pink bazzill, JJ border stqamp partially coloured with a white gel pen, sentiment stamp partially coloured with Prismacolour marker. I used lots of Tulip Fashion Bead Paint blobs here too.
JJ sentiment and music stamps, Marvy Uchida Scallop Punch, Tulip Fashon Bead paint blobs in pink.
This is a pop-up "spring" card. I used the Just Johanna Christmas pudding stamp, coloured, Stickled, and paper pieced in three layers, and the JJ "Be Merry" stamp.
This one uses the JJ cupcake, painted (with Twinkling H2O's) and Stickled, a couple of JJ paisley hearts, and a JJ sentiment.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
This one was too big for a card, but I really wanted to use it, so I made a banner for my condo front door. After a gentle nudge from Adelle (thanks!), I decided to use it as my blog banner for the Christmas season as well.
I like that it's so bright and cheery
What do you think...really?
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
I absolutely LOVED this image, so kindly shared by Audrey (thank you again!) I embossed the wing and arch edges with gold EP mixed with gold AI glitter and added some Swarovski crystals with Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue®.
Stamps are based on Suzanne's beautiful hand calligraphy at Quiet Fire Design.
This will be attached to a gift for a dear friend...whose name, of course, begins with "L!" I LOVE multi-purpose creations! :)
Monday, December 10, 2007
These are done with Just Johanna's Flourish wreath stamp. This is such a dainty, elegant stamp, I really like it!
I used Sakura Glaze pens, Twinkling H2O's, Fiskars border punch, and Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue®.
This one is for my six year old grandson Morgan. This is another Just Johanna's Christmas flourish image, and it was fun to hang it off a chandelier! I coloured with Tombows, added Stickles for the flames, and All Night Media Clear Glass Finish over parts of the chandelier for a little dimension.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
I love this holly flourish! I pop-dotted the earth for a little extra dimension. I love using Stickles with these whimsical stamps!
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
I am tickled pink to be working with this talented group of stampers, and with Johanna's wonderfully whimsical stamps that have become so popular.
So here are some of my first cards in what I know will be a LONG series.
"Cutesy" and "whimsical" have not ever been defined as my "style," so this is such a GREAT opportunity to stretch and do some different things. I'm so grateful to Johanna for inviting me.
THANKS for stopping by my blog again today. I'm always smiling when I read your comments.
Saturday, December 1, 2007
For this simple card, I used red velvet paper, a sentiment stamp and a heart flourish stamp from Quiet Fire Design. I stamped he sentiment in Ancient Page Coal Black ink, and embossed the flourish with a twinkly mixture I made by combining Top Boss Gold Embossing Powder with Fools Gold Art Institute Glitter. I added a corner embellishment from Frost Creek Charms (which I painted with black acrylic, then rubbed it off) and two Citrine Swarovski crystals.
Thanks for visiting again!