Thursday, December 30, 2010

Born to Stamp.

Another card for the Gingersnaps “Once in a Blue Moon” challenge.
For some reason, I got it in my head… “Wonder if the labels would stay in place if I embossed them”? Kinda like Cuttlebug Highlights. Needless to say it worked.
My stamps are from; Born to Stamp, Limited Edition and coffee cup is from Hero Arts, and Rubber Stamp is from Crafty Secrets.

Thanks for stopping.
Hugs Vada

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Once in a Blue Moon Challenge SP #6,

Over at Gingersnaps Creations is our “Once In A Blue Moon”, challenge and you can pick your challenge. So when I saw that Sharon chose Office Labels I said I have not done these in ages….
Therefore, here is my challenge piece. I used the 5/8” x 7/8” labels and Tim Holtz’s Distress inks. My stamps are from Crafty Secrets.
The punch is from Martha Stewart, “Embroidered Floral” and some lace and rhinestones.
Thanks for stopping in, and I would love to see your creations. Due Date is Jan.25.2011.
Have fun with this challenge.
Stampin’ hugs Vada.

Monday, December 27, 2010

To Wish You a Happy New Year.

This is a new graphic from Magic Moonlight Graphics and
I could not resist working with it today. I just love this sweet little face,
I’ve added “Atyou Spica Markers”,
to the image,along with colored pencils and highlighted with white gel pen.

The corner die is from “Heartfelt Creations”.
Thank you for popping in

Stampin’ Hugs Vada

Friday, December 17, 2010

Have A Boot-iful Holiday Season

My TAC order came in yesterday and I could not wait to try this card.
The boots and holly are colored with Copic Markers, I added my
“Atyou Spica Markers” in 00 Clear and
21 Lips
tick. I used Cuttlebug Plus “Elegant Ellipse: embossing fold to cut the center oval in the card. Using my Spellbinder Long Oval dies, I cut a frame to hold the boots.
For the inside of the card I repeated the oval frame and added, “Have A Boot-iful Holiday Season” and small Holly. Colored with Copic”s.

Have a great day, thanks for stopping in today.
Stampin’ Hugs Vada

Monday, December 13, 2010

Cuttlebug Smoosh Christmas Cards

From October 2007 newsletter come these Cuttlebug Smoosh cards.
I made these (12) in all for our stamping group and in real life, the colors are much softer and easier on the eye.
I’m using a new Cuttlebug Embossing plate that cuts and embosses all in one pass.
I’m not sure the size of this one, but it fits right inside an A2 card.
My graphics are from Moonlight, The Graphic Fairy and Clearly Vintage.

Thanks so much for stopping in.
Looking out my window at 12” inches of snow and ½ inch of ice.
Oh Baby It’s Cold Out There!! Hugs Vada

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Ice Goddess Ornament

This ornament was just for fun, there’s no special technique involved here.
I apologize for the poor picture today as it’s snowing here, so it’s almost to dark for pictures.

My Retro Lady is a graphic from “Magic Moonlight”, and she is just a headshot.
I would love to see a full scan of her, as I bet she is beautiful!
My stickers are from “Plane Class”, Designer papers from G. C. D. Studios.

Thank you for popping in today; hope you have a snow shovel handy as it sounds like it will be a long and messy weekend.

Stampin’ Hugs Vada

Monday, December 6, 2010

Joyeux Noel

This is in honor of St. Nicholas Day.. He comes from Artistic Outpost.
My Trees are Tim Holtz stamps. I used another new Cuttlebug Plus A-2 embossing folder. My papers and snowflake stickers are from K& Company.
Thanks so much for stopping in today.

Stampin’ Hugs Vada

New address,

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Happy Holidays “Tim Tag”.

In the pass few days, I have seen so many beautiful tags that I just had to give it a try.
I wish I had all the proper embellishments to go with these tags,
but for now this will have to do. Regardless,
I had fun doing this tag and can’t wait to try another one.
Thanks for stopping in today.
Hugs Vada

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Fat Snowmen Last Longer.

Thought this would work well with our CG# 81 Gingersnap “Snow People” Challenge.
While at convention this fall, I saw these “Country Stars” done as ornaments and decorations for packages and gift bags. So easy to do I just had to try it too.

My little snow girl is from Darcie’s, and I don’t know if she is still available as she is from the early 1990’s. The two embossing folders are from Sizzix. The “Fat Snowmen” is a computer font. She was colored with Copic Markers and sprayed with Glimmer Mist.
Have a great day, stay warm, sounds like we may get a few inches this week-end.
Who’s up for a snowman in the front yard?
Thanks for stopping in, Stampin’ Hugs Vada

Friday, November 26, 2010

Vintage Christmas card (Bleach Swipes from 12.2009).

I"m adding this to the "Color Challenge, Vintage Hues" over at Gingersnapes.
Today I have something new from convention; it is the Cuttlebug Embossed background.
These new plates cut and emboss all it one pass.
This embossing plate is called “Brocade Window”, and my technique is from Dec 2009 issue called “Bleach swipes”.
The little girl graphic is from “Magic Moonlight”. The stamp is from TAC. The printed paper background is from “Basic Grey”.
Thanks for stopping in, Have a Wonderful “Black Friday” shopping day.

Stampin’ Hugs Vada

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Folding Easel Box Card

This is also from the new Fancy Folds & Motion Cards CD. For this Easel Box, I used paper from Basic Grey called “Karma.”
My stamps are from Stampin’ Up, Stampendous and Kodomo Inc.

The little box holds four 3 ½ x 5 cards.
Thank you for stopping in today.

Stampin' Hugs Vada

Monday, November 15, 2010

4 x 4 Notecard Holder.

From the new CD, “Note card Holder and six cards with envelopes“.
This was so much fun I’m working on another one and have hopes of making one extra just incase I should need a quick gift.
My papers are from K&Company the Sea Glass pack.Stamps are a mix and from the following companies;Hero Arts, Cornish Heritage Farms, Inkadinkado, and Fiskars.I also used my Spellbinder dies and colored pencils.

Thank you for stopping in. Stampin’ Hugs Vada

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fancy Folds Tall Accordion Card.

From the new CD, “Fancy Folds & Motion Cards.
First, I would like to encourage everyone to look into this beautiful CD from Pat Huntoon, and if you do not have a copy by now, you can order one from Pat’s web site at The Technique Trail.
I have three cards here today, and the first card is by the instructions on the CD, the next two are my version of the instructions.
Card number one: Stamps used are from TAC and the Paper Company.

I just love this little image from TAC, and if you would like to order it, you can do so here.

My second card is also a money holder and the stamp credits are; Inkadinkado and Hero Arts.

And for the last card; Stamp credits are Hero Arts and Crafty Secrets.
Have a wonderful day. Thanks for stopping by today. Stampin’ hugs Vada

Friday, October 29, 2010

GC. #76 Color Challenge; is Pumpkin, Eggplant, and Avocado.

Gingersnaps Creations Color Challenge # 76 is Pumpkin, Eggplant, and Avocado.

These are truly some rich fall colors that excites the taste buds and delight the eyes. Therefore, I encourage you to join us in this challenge.

I’m adding three little note cards for this challenge. They are very simple (repeating) cards, that use the same punch, glass beads and brads, embossing folders.

My embossing folders are from Sizzix, punch is from E K Success and stamps are from TAC, Impression Obsessions and Great Impressions.

Can’t wait to see your creations for this challenge.

Thanks for stopping in, stampin’ hugs Vada