Carie Nixon, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Special Lady Birthday card!

This is a special card I made for a very special lady in my life, my Grandmother.  I am very fortunate to come from a wonderful family where I have had many great influences in my life, but none have been as great as that of my Grandmother.  She has always been the rock in my foundation, as well as that in our family.  She is very special to me and has taught me so much.  If I could be half the lady she is, that would be a wonderful accomplishment! So here's to you Nannie, Happy Birthday!!!
 Stamps: Elements of Style 118611
CS: Crumb Cake120953,
Early Espresso 119686,
Riding Hood Red 111348, &
Very Vanilla 101650
Classic Stampin' Pad:
Early Espresso 119670,
Wild Wasabi 109014, &
Riding Hood Red 111836
Blender Pen 102845
Big Shot 113439
Bigz Top Note Die 113463
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder: Finial Press 115963
Punches: Designer Label Lg 119862 & 1" Circle Med. 119868
Jewels: Basic Pearls 119247 (3 X med size)
Ribbon: Taffeta 1/8" Early Espresso 119959 & 
3/8"  Early Espresso 119964
Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware 112454
Dotto 103305
Mini Glue Dots 103683
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
Paper Snips 103579

I stamped the flower images with the Espresso and then used the blender pen to get the color for the flowers.  For the leaves I used the ink pad to create a palette and once again I used the blender pen to color the leaves, giving the image a nice soft look!
The most difficult part of the card was trying to cut the dimensions small enough to fit on the nose of the hummingbird, but the 3D effect was so worth it!
I hope this card inspires you to create something special for someone in your life!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Decorating the Tree Ornament

Here is yet another card using one of my favorite sets this Christmas, Welcome Christmas!  With all the possibilities of this set how could you not love it!!!
Stamps: Welcome Christmas 118736
CS: Very Vanilla 101650,
Real Red 102482, &
Garden Green 102584
Classic Stampin' Pad:
Early Espresso 119670
Stampin' Write Marker:
Real Red 100052
Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink:
Gold Lamé 119968
Punch: 2 1/2" Circle XL 120906
Big Shot: 113439
Bigz Scallop Circle #2   113469
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:
Petals-a-Plenty 116824
Craft & Paper Scissors 108360
Ribbon: 1/4" Grosgrain Early Espresso 120931
Dotto 103305
Mini Glue Dots 103683
This card to to life as I was thinking of a past Christmas show or commercial...I am not sure, but I remembered them starting the scene from a Christmas ornament.  I thought set stamp with the family decorating the tree would be great in the ornament reminding me of Christmas past.
Have a great day!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Jolly Dasher

Brrrrrr. A bit chilly this morning in my neck of the woods. Here is a fast and cute card for you this Saturday morning.  This card is using my beloved Big Shot and one of our great Embossing Folders, Petals-a-Plenty.  I used some of my new Designer buttons to give just the right touch to this card!  The new Jolly Holiday DSP is just perfect for this card too! Have a great weekend everyone!
Stamps: Dasher
Cs: Old Olive 100702 &
Very Vanilla 101650
DSP Jolly Holiday 117159
Classic Stampin' Pad:
Chocolate Chip 100908
Punch:  3/4" Circle
Med. 119873
Designer Buttons: Brights
(sm old olive one)119747
Big Shot 113439 
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:
Petals-a-Plenty 116824
Dotto 103305
Mini Glue Dots 103683

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Merry Christmas to All

Here we go.... Christmas is just around a few corners!  Time to get that Christmas music on and the garland up!!!  Now it's time to get busy on your Christmas cards.  I hope this card will inspire you.

Stamps: Christmas Postcard 121428
CS: Cherry Cobbler 119685 &
Crumb Cake 120953
Dsp: Deck the Halls 120810
Classic Stampin' Pad:
Always Artichoke 105219
Ribbon: 1/4" Grosgrain Early Espresso 120931
Jewels: Basic Pearls 119247 ( 3X the med. size)
Mini Glue Dots 103683

This card involves one of my favorite techniques TEARING!!!  There is no difficult steps in this card and you do not need too many supplies so there is no reason you can not do this!!!!
 Have a great day!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Rockin' Birthday!

I am getting into the Christmas spirit around here, so this will probably be the last non-Christmas  card you will see for awhile.
Here is a card I made for my daughter's birthday.
Stamps: Grunge Rock 117080
CS: Whisper White 100730,
Rose Red 102544,
Basic Black 121045,
Basic Grey 121044, &
Perfect Plum 101889
Classic Stampin' Pad:
Basic Grey 109120,
Rose Red 101778, &
Perfect Plum 101437
Big Shot 113439
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:
Perfect Polka Dots 117335
Dotto 103305
Punches: 1 1/4" Circle Lg 119861, 1 3/8" Circle Lg 119860, & 1 3/4" Scallop Circle XL 119854

For this card I used my beloved Bigshot and the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder to emboss the cardfront.  The rest is stamping, punching, and layering!!! Quite a simple card, but she thought it was "cool", which for a mother of a tween is quite something!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Big Buck

I am sorry I did not get my card uploaded yesterday.  I could not find my cord to connect to the computer. This morning I found it in the toy room!  Go Figure!!!!
Here is a card I created for my husband for his birthday.
Stamps: Nature
Silhouettes 111542 &
Define your Life 114950
CS: Whisper White 100730,
Night of Navy 100867, &
Cherry Cobbler 119685
Classic Stampin' Pad:
Pacific Point 111837, Night of Navy 102977, & Basic Black 101179
Big Shot 113439
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder: Square Lattice 119926
Brads: Neutrals (3X black) 119736
Punches: 1" Circle Med. 119868 & Decorative Label XL 120907
Mat Pack 105826
Paper-Piercing Tool 116631
Stamping Sponges 101610
Dotto 103305
Stamp-a-ma-jig 101049

For this card you really need the stamp-a-ma-jig for the placement of the deer.  This card you will do a masking technique.  First you need to punch out the 1" circle in scrap paper.  Place a bit of Dotto on the back and place it on you stamped image.  Then I used my sponge with Pacific Point and sponged all around on the stamped image and do the same using Night of Navy.  Lift up your 1" circle and rub off the dotto, eh voila, look at the great moon shining down on that big buck!   He looks like the one who got away!!!!
I love the new Decorative Label XL punch because I can place so many stamped sayings in it, this one is from the Define your Life set and says it perfectly!
Have a great day!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Scenic Picture

Good morning everyone!  I am feeling very much in the Christmas spirit and here is a card that brings back memories of Christmas holidays past.
I know, again I am using a stamp from the Welcome Christmas stamp set, honestly I love it and now you should all love all the possibilities it offers too from all the different cards I have posted with this set! It definitely need to be on your to get list!

Stamps: Welcome Christmas 118736 &
Scenic Season 115354
CS: Bravo Burgundy 105123 &
Whisper White 100730
Classic Stampin' Pad: Chocolate Chip 100908 & Always Artichoke 105219
Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink: Moonlight 119969 & Illuminate Top Coat 121084
Big Shot 113439
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder: Petals-a-Plenty 116824
Dotto 103305
Stamp-a-ma-jig 101049

This card involves some tearing around the outside edges to give it a nostalgic look!  To accent the trees I used the Moonlight on the trees and drew in some lines and squiggles.  Then I took the Top Coat which has glitter in it to give the snow a glistening look above the tree branches and the snow line.
Hope you enjoy this card!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Snowman Tag Card

Here is another Christmas card for ya!

Stamps:Tags Til Christmas 120847 &
Teeny Tiny Wishes 115370
CS: Bashful Blue 105120,
Pretty in Pink 100459, &
Whisper White 100730
Classic Stampin' Pad:
Bashful Blue 105209
Dotto 103305
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
Jewels: Basic
Rhinestones 119246
Smooch Spritz: Vanilla Shimmer 118772
Color Catcher 121093
Punches:1 3/4" Circle XL 119850, 1 3/4 X 7/8 Oval Lg119855, & Scallop Oval XL 119856
Big shot 113439
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder: Northern Flurry 120902

This card is a simple card for a Saturday and you get to have fun using our Smooch Spritz!!!!
For the tag with the snowman I stamped out the image twice.  On the backside of one of the images I cut just above the snow line.  The I took this cut snowy piece and put it in the Color Catcher and Spitzed the Vanilla Shimmer on it.  After this dried I put two dimensionals on the back and attached to the front of the snowman tag... this way you do not see the To: & From: and it makes a cute  image for the card. 
If you have trouble placing your bling on the punched out shape, you can use the tip of your paper snips to give you exact placement for your bling!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Welcome Wreath

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.......and starting to feel it too!  Brrr!
The holiday season will soon be upon us, so it is time to get busy making those beautiful Christmas cards you know that everyone will want to receive.
Here is another one using one of my new Christmas sets this year... I  love this set.
Stamps:Welcome Christmas 118736
CS: Whisper White 100730 &
Garden Green 102584
Classic Stampin' Pad:
Real Red 103133 &
Garden Green 102272
Stampin' Write Marker:
Real Red 100052
Ribbon: 1/8 Taffeta
Real Red 119251 &
1/4 Grosgrain Real Red 109034
Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink: Gold Lamé 113439
Big Shot 113439
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder: Square Lattice 119976
Bigz Die: Scallop Squares Duo 120903
Stamp-a-ma-jig 101049
Dotto 103305
Mini Glue Dots 103683

On the wreath, I colored in the berries with the Stampin' Write Marker (Real Red).  Then I took the Gold Lamé Accent Ink and added on a little golden bling to make the wreath look at little more festive.
Hope you enjoy this card!