Thursday, December 29, 2011

GC-132 Color Challenge is “Yellow and White”.

Boy this is a wonderful change from all the
Red’s of Christmas, and Oh So Needed!
I used a new stamp & emboss set from Hero Arts. It’s called Textured Impressions, and you get one cling mount stamp with matching embossing folder. 
This one is called Thankful #657768.
I wet embossed it with white embossing powder and then dry embossed the image.
Cut out the center, added my image. How easy is this?
Added a few brads and ribbon and punched daisy. I hope you will take a break from all the Red’s and join use in this challenge at Gingersnaps. 
It runs until Jan 22 2012.
Still gives you lots of time to get back into the Red’s of Valentines.
Thanks for your visit today.
Stampin’ Hugs Vada

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Just adding a New Year (thank you) card today.
This graphic is from The Graphic Fairy.
The only stamp used is the sheet music and it is from All Night Media.
Punch is from Punch Bunch.
Thanks for dropping in, Happy New Year.
Stampin’ Hugs Vada

Monday, December 19, 2011

Bringing Home A Christmas Tree

With the help of a Google search I found this graphic and fell in love with it.
So why not make it into a Christmas card.
I used shimmer paper to print this on, and IRL, it is to die for (knock out cool).
Two Spellbinders dies were used,
paper is from K & Companyonly stamp used is from Stampin’ Up. 

Tim Holtz Pinecone die and embossing folder from Sizzix round out this card.

Thanks for dropping by today,
have a wonderful Holiday Season.
Stampin’ Hugs Vada

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Snowflakes and Punched Tree

Adding two cards today . The snowflake card was done using a new folder from Sizzix Punch is from Martha Stewart . Snowman are from Stampin’ Up. Saying is from My Sentiments Exactly.
Punched Tree was done using a Daisy Punch from Marvy.
Took me forever to glue down all the flowers.

Then I embossed it, added different colors of Ice Stickles and Liquid Pearls, some stickers and small silver beads. Diamond die from Spellbinders, stamp from Crafty Secrets.
Thanks for stopping in, have a great day.
Stampin’ Hugs Vada

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Gingersnaps “Once in a Blue Moon Challenge”.

Thank You Notes is the theme for this challenge.
So today I have a (Q&E) quick and easy card to share.
Going to the “Less is More” theme.
I used one stamp and one embossing folder one punch and came up with this.
Stamp is from Stampin’ Up
Folder is from Sizzix
Punch from Martha Stewart
Paper is from K & Comp.
Technique is Cuttlebug Smooth.
Thanks for stopping in this morning,
 please stop into Gingersnaps and join us in this challenge.

Hugs Vada

Monday, December 5, 2011

Quilt Batting Mittens

After seeing the wonderful “Mittens”, that were made and posted on Sugar Lump Studios 
I just had to try them. 
I don’t have the supplies that were posted, but did have a ton of left over quilting supplies.
Here are three that I made, with plans on doing more when time permits.
Hope you will enjoy them, and give this a try.
Thanks for stopping in today, remember only 20 days left!!

Hugs Vada

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

From My House To Yours.

This house pattern was once used for a Trading Card Swap,
and at one time measured 3 ½ x 2 ½.
  I have re-cut this to fit my graphic’s. Graphic’s are from Clearly Vintage, Magic Moonlight and Graphic Fairy.
Roof is a 45 degree angle and punched with different Martha Stewart punches. 
Stamp credits are from Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up, Crafty Secrets and small doily is from Scrappy Cat.
Thanks for visiting with me today, have a wonderful day.
Stampin’ Hugs Vada

Monday, November 28, 2011

Tim Holtz On Glass

I’m a big fan of Tim Holtz’s (Santa’s,)
so what not put that face to glass.
Using a little Stazon and Microscope Slides,
Sharpies and some stickers I came up with these four ornaments.
I backed the slides with Spellbinders (Fancy Tags Two), some Pearl-X Powders were use.
Have a Wonderful Afternoon.
Thanks for stopping in, Stamping Hugs Vada

Saturday, November 26, 2011

It’s the most Wonderful Time of the year.

Fashionable Stamping Challenge is I’m Dreaming Of A White Christmas Challenge #9
I’m also linking my card to Our Creative Corner Challenge which is “O Christmas Tree Challenge“.
This card contains two stamps, one embossing folder and one punch.
Stamp credits are, Lacy Doily from Stampin’ Up and Seasons Greetings from Crafty Secrets. Embossing Folder is Sizzix and Punch is from Martha Stewart.

Plus Tim Holtz “Tattered Pinecone Die”, (I Love It). I added some Liquid Appliqué and Glitter Pen to the pine bows and pinecone.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and got in some shopping.
Thank you so much for your visit today.
Stampin’ Hugs Vada

Monday, November 21, 2011

Vintage Christmas Greetings.

I did a Google Search for Vintage Christmas cards and found this graphic along with some others.

But this one just seamed to speak to me, so I sat down and after three times around, I finally came up with this.
In the close up picture you can see the glimmer and sparkle of the “Atyou Spica”, pen I used. Just wanted to keep it as natural as I could, just highlighted the white with my White Gel Pen. The large “Embossing Folder and Die”, is from Cuttlebug.

Thanks so much for your visit, I’m off for a few days.
Should be back after we all get stuffed!  
Have a Great Thanksgiving..
Hugs Vada

Vintage Graphic’s Christmas

Continuing some Embossed Christmas cards, with vintage looking graphic’s.
My graphic’s are from Magic Moonlight, stamps are a mixed bag, from Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up, Crafty Secrets and Impressions Obsessions.
Thanks for popping in today.
Have a great afternoon. Hugs Vada

Sunday, November 20, 2011

"Anemone Flower” Christmas Cards.

I’m hoping this flower will pass as a Poinsettia.

Regardless I love the look of these cards.
Stamp Credits are; Music Background from Impression Obsession, Hero Arts Swirls, Merry Christmas unknown.
The boarder strip was made by Versa Mark and Clear Embossing powder then covered with Vanilla Acrylic Paint. I washed off some of the paint and let it dry. K & Company Christmas papers were used. Sizzix Embossing folder was stained with Versa Magic Chalk.
Thanks for visiting today. Stampin” Hugs Vada

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Tis The Season for Christmas Ornaments and Cards.

Thought I would give this a try.
I have never tried ornaments, have made tags for the tree, but never ornaments.
So here’s my attempt at ornaments.
Using Spellbinders Lace Doily Dies and K & Company Stickers,
some distress inks a few stamps this is what I came up with, hope you will enjoy them.
Have a warm week-end, stampin’ hugs Vada

Friday, October 28, 2011

Gingersnaps Black and Gray Plus Poe.

GC #124 Color Challenge is Black and Gray.
It’s a “Cool Gray Day”’ here so it’s perfect for this challenge.
I’m sorry ladies I didn’t have a lot of “Gray’s” in my stash of cardstock.
So I ended up bleaching and dieing cardstock to get my grays.
Edger was printed on “Bleached” CS then cut out, and the Printed BG paper was embossed and painted over then washed to get the gray color.
I used an iron to remove the embossing then stamped the Raven and embossed the image. Needless to say this was a big challenge for me.
I hope I haven’t spooked you from trying this challenge. Please stop in and take a look at all the great art work posted for this challenge.
Thanks so much for your visit today, have a wonderful week- end.

Stamping Hugs Vada

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Harvest Blessing (Tim Holtz Technique.)

Some time ago I tried this technique and I wasn’t to pleased with my results, but I’m pleased with how this turned out.
You can find out more on Tim’s TQ   here  it’s the April 2008 Adirondack Paint Dabber Technique.
The Little girl is a download and stamp credits are Kitchen Sink Stamps, and Hero Arts, the large background stamp is unknown.
The Flower is a Spellbinders die, and the Embossing folder/ die is from Cuttlebug.
Thanks for stopping. 
Stamping Hugs Vada

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Coffee and Cream.

I’m adding my card into two challenges.
Fashionable Stamping Challenge, Challenge #7 Coffee & Cream and
Our Creative Corner,  Fabulous Faces
My stamp is from Art By Moonlight, she was stamped on Glossy that I stained with Antique Linen.  I chalked her face and hat.
I used a new Spellbinders Die called Anemone Flower to make the flower. 
The center of the flower is a fabric covered button,
witch I stain with Gathered Twigs distress ink.
I also used Martha Stewart punch.
I hope you will stop into Fashionable Stamping Challenges and Our Creative Corner and join us in these Challenges.

Thanks for visiting me today. Stampin’ Hugs Vada

Friday, October 21, 2011

Happy Halloween

Just for fun, as I have been bitten with these new stamps from “Our Crafty Lounge”, from what I have heard they came out with these stamps for the movie “Twilight”.
I love the fun fangs, and the drops of blood.
My vampire is a download and the slivery spider web is a netting type fabric.
The stamped spider web and spider are from Memory Box, and Red Heart is from Hero Arts. All other stamps are from Our Crafty Lounge.
Hope you have a wonderful Halloween, be safe out there.
Thank you for your visit, stop in again soon. Hugs Vada